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A List of Very Rich Brooklyn Residents 1892 M-Z

 
  The following list of men and estates said to be worth at least $1,000,000 is published by the New York Tribune:

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McLaughlin, Hugh-Politics and real estate.

Marshall, William-Manufacturing rope and paper and investments.

Markey, Francis-Made in the liquor trade.

Mairs, William H.-Manufacturing paper hangings and investments in real estate. Has nearly a million in real estate.

Masury, John W.- Manufacturing paints and varnishes.

Meyer, Cord, est. of (of Dick & Meyer)-Sugar refining.

Martin, John T.-Government contracts for clothing during the war, in part, but chiefly railroad reorganization schemes, and water front and other real estate.

May, Moses-Abattoir business, sale of meat and investments. Director in First national bank, Williamsburgh fire insurance company, etc.

Maxwell, Eugene-Made in railroad supplies.

Morgan, James L.- Manufacturing chemicals.

Matthews, John N.-Partly inherited from John Matthews. Made in the manufacture of soda water apparatus, patented.

Matthews, George-Partly inherited from John Matthews. Made in the manufacture of soda water apparatus, patented.

McConnville, John, est.-Drygoods in New York.

Munro, Norman L.-Publishing story papers and books in New York city.

Maxwell, J. Rogers (of Maxwell & Graves, New York city)-Brokerage business, railroads and stocks, Director in Long Island railroad, Lehigh and Hudson railroad, Elmira, Cortland and Northern railroad; New York and Long Branch railroad, Rockaway Beach railoroad, New York, Brooklyn and Manhattan Beach railway company; Fidelity and Casualty company, Central railroad of new Jersey, New Jersey Southern railroad. American exchange national bank, Ohio Southern railroad, etc.

Male, William H.- President of Atlantic trust company, New York; director in Lafayette fire insurance company, Phenix insurance company, Phenix national bank, Fidelity and casualty company, Title guarantee and trust company, Kings county fire insurance company, New York dredging company, Facer refrigerating ice machine company, Harrogate land company, etc.

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Nesmith, Henry E. (of Nesmith & Sons, New York)-Shipping and commission business.

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Orr, Alexander E.-Grain commission and speculation with David Dows, and investment in stocks.

O'Donohue, Peter J., est.-Importing coffee, and stock in Brooklyn ferry and other companies.

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Pratt, Mrs. Mary H., widow of Charles Pratt-From her late husband, the richest man in Brooklyn. Made in oil refining and transportation.

Pratt, Charles M.-Inherited from Charles Pratt. Made in oil refining and transportation.

Pratt, Frederick B.-Inherited from Charles pratt. Made in oil refining and transportation.

Pratt, George D.-Inherited from Charles Pratt. Made in oil refining and transportation.

Pratt, Herbert L.-Inherited from Charles pratt. Made in oil refining and transportation.

Pratt, John S.-=Inherited from Charles Pratt. Made in oil refining and transportation.

Pratt, Harold I.-Inherited from Charles Pratt. Made in oil refining and transportation.

Pratt, Miss Helen F.-Inherited from Charles Pratt. Made in oil refining and transportation.

Pairs, Francis- Merchandising.

Pouch, Alfred J.-Oil refining and transportation, real estate and cotton oil.

Petitt, Foster- Restaurant business and real estate.

Palmer, Lowell M.- Cooperage business for the sugar refineries.

Pierrepont, John Jay-Inherited. Manufacturing gin and investments in real estate.

Pierrepont, Henry J.-Inherited. Manufacturing gin and investments in real estate.

Pouch, Frederick H.-Oil refining and transportation, and investments in real estate.

Packer, Harriet L., est.

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Richardson, Enos- Jewelry business in New York and investments.

Rolfe, John P.-Real estate and investments.

Robbins, Aaron S. (of Calhoun, Robbins & Co., New York)-Importing and jobbing fancy dry goods.

Robbins, Mrs. Maria C., est. (widow of Eli Robbins)-Fulton market poultry business.

Robertson, Loring A., est.- Tanning and leather business in New York city.

Ruszits, John.-Merchandising furs.

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Studwell, John J., est.-Lumber business and banking.

Sprague, Colonel N.T.-Partly inherited. His fortune has been chiefly made, however by real estate investments, especially in apartment houses, of which he has more than fifty. President of Sprague national bank.

Schroeder, Frederick A.-Importation of tobacco.

Searles, John E.- Sugar trust and sugar refining.

Sheldon, Henry K.-Miscellaneous stocks and investments.

Sproule, Mrs. Mary J.- Inherited from her husband and an uncle.

Suydam, Adrian H. - Made by rise in value of real estate.

Stranahan, J.S.T.- Real estate specualtions, chiefly.

Schulz, John- Made in the bakery business, one of the largest in the country.

Steers, henry (of John C. Orr & Co.)-Lumber, merchandising. etc.

Schermann, H.B. -Brewing and real estate.

Storrs, Augustus, est.-Commission merchant.

Smith, Freeborn G. -Manufacturing pianos.

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Tweedy, John A. (Lee, Tweedy & Co., New York)-Importing and jobbing dry goods.

Thayer, George A. (of Campbell & Thayer, new York city) -Linseed oil, milling and various investments.

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Ulmer, William- Brewing and real estate.

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Wood, Samuel, est. -Fur business and real estate.

Waterbury, Julia, est.- Inherited.

Wood, C.D. - Banking and securities. Was formerly with Vermilye & Co., New York City.

White, A.M. -Inheritance and investments.

Walbridge, Olin G. (of Calhourn, Robbins & Co., New York) - Importing and jobbing fancy dry goods, and investments in insurance companies, etc.

Wyckoff, Peter- Real estate, inherited from his father, which has since been improved.

Wallace, William II - Iron business, banks and railroads, Vice president of the Franklin trust company.

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Ziegler, William- Manufacturing cream of tartar and baking powder; and real estate, of which he is one of the largest owners in Brooklyn.


 

 
 
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Article Name: A List of Very Rich Brooklyn Residents 1892 M-Z
Researcher/Transcriber: Miriam Medina

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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle May 16, 1892 Page: 1
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