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Marriage 313/1892 SIMONSEN JULIA M - HORWITZ EVA C M - SYDNEY * 18 Feb

Leader (Orange, NSW) - Wed 19 Apr 1899 p.2
A Heavy Sentence.
Information by the American files goes to show that Jules Simonsen, the tenor, well known in Sydney, who was driven by hunger to rob several houses in San Francisco, has been convicted of burglary in the first degree, and sentenced to twelve years' imprisonment.

Sunday Times (Perth, WA) - Sun 15 Jan 1905 p.8
Mdlle. Alda, a grand-daughter of Martin Simonson is making a name for herself in grand opera in Europe. A more ill-fated couple never existed than poor old Martin and his wife. Madame worked like a horse at giving music lessons and finally went broke with an asset of ten shillings. Martin in his palmy days gave large sums to Melbourne hospitals and died in absolute want. Their daughter Frances Saville is doing well in Europe, but where is Jules Simonsen ?

The West Australian (Perth, WA) - Fri 9 Feb 1912 p.7
Brisbane, Feb. 8.
Mr. Jules Simonsen, manager of Brennan's Theatre Royal ...

Looking for deaths of Jules and Eva.


A little more info re the crime.. Note the alias, occ noted as watchmaker.

Jules Simonson
[Jas Stewart]
Birth Date: abt 1868
Birth Place: Australia
Record Date: 13 Mar 1899
Place of Crime: San Francisco, California, USA
Institution Place: Folsom, Sacramento, California, USA
Age: 31
Prisoner Number: 4553

Not seeing a death yet, but Jules may have remarried..

Jules M Simonsen
Marriage License Date: 5 Nov 1917
Marriage License Place: Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Spouse: Amy Wegner
License Number: 5901

Thanks Geoff.

Julius Martin
<Unknown Family Name>, Fanny
<Unknown Family Name>, Martin
Referee (Sydney, NSW : 1886 - 1939) Wed 11 Jul 1917
Page 14

... There were five Simonsen boys.
Jules, who had a pretty, light tenor voice; was
for some time ; on the Rickards circuit, ere
leaving for San Francisco, where he had a
chequered career at first. He is still in America,
I believe.
1920 cencus
Name: Jules M Simonsen
Event Place: Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States
Event Place (Original): New York, Bronx
Age: 45
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Birth Year (Estimated): 1875
Birthplace: Australia
Immigration Year: 1905
Father's Birthplace: United States
Mother's Birthplace: France
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Sheet Letter: B
Sheet Number: 9
Jules M Simonsen Head Male 45 Australia
Amy Simonsen Wife Female 38 Germany
Hedwig Wegner Mother-in-law Female 63 Germany

Amy Wegner Simonsen
New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949
Name: Amy Wegner Simonsen
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 20 Dec 1924
Event Place: The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Event Place (Original): Bronx, New York, New York, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 44
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Occupation: Artist,Vaudeville Actress
Birth Date: 30 Jul 1880
Birthplace: Germany
Burial Date: 23 Dec 0192
Cemetery: Woodlawn
Father's Name: Herman Wegner
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Name: Hedwig Richter
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Spouse's Name: Jules Simonsen
Certificate Number: cn 7874

Jules Sinclair Simonsen
New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949
Name: Jules Sinclair Simonsen
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 30 Nov 1931
Event Place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Event Place (Original): Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Address: 2130 Tiebant Ave
Residence Place: Bronx, NY
Gender: Male
Age: 54
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Occupation: Clerk
Birth Year (Estimated): 1877
Birthplace: Australia
Burial Date: 3 Dec 1931
Cemetery: Fresh Pond Cemetery
Note: Office
Certificate Number: cn 27609
Thanks Geoff.

Thanks gibbo.

Middle name Martin and born 1867 so that death if correct has serious errors.