NSB004-Warren Augenthaler-President Grover Cleveland, Double Suicide, and Aunt Julia Neir- Part 1 0f 3

Warren Augenthaler

Born in 1937 Warren Augenthaler’s great aunt was the one and only Julia Neir.
One of the only woman known to be allowed to operate a bar in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Listen to this 1st of 3-part episode capturing hidden history of nyc’s oldest bar, Neirs Tavern.
Hear the story of Neirs Tavern’s maintenance workers-Fred and Adolf- taken in and given food and shelter and the unfortunate double suicide.

Former President Grover Cleveland speech at Neirs Tavern
Kids being stuck in Neirs Dumbwaiter shaft and Neirs WW2 connection.

Why people were thrown out of Neirs Tavern for cursing.

The story of the expensive paintings displayed at Neirs Tavern for decades that disappeared.


One Reply to “NSB004-Warren Augenthaler-President Grover Cleveland, Double Suicide, and Aunt Julia Neir- Part 1 0f 3”

  1. Walter Kobbe

    Great story..I looked up Fred and Adolph in the census records. Fred Wallmer was his full name, born in NY in 1874. He lived with Louis & Julia from 1925 till 1940. He was listed as widowed in the census. Adolph Herman Antonius was his full name. He was born on 5/14/1881 in Germany. He lived with them in 1935 & 1940. On his WW2 draft registration card he had 87-48 78th street listed as his address. Written on the card was the words Deceased 9/42.

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