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Niebaum, Alexander in Randolph 1875-1943

Niebaum, Alexander in Randolph 1875-1943

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 3:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Niebaum
I am looking for information about Alexander Niebaum (Neibaum) who lived in Randolph from about 1875 until his death there on February 21, 1943. If anyone can find an obituary, probate or other information about him I would be very greatful.

Re: Niebaum, Alexander in Randolph 1875-1943

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 2:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,
My husband's grandmother had a boarder by that name from 1930 to 1943 and lived in Randolph, VT. I believe he went by Uncle Nick.

If you have any information about his father and mother I would be interested in obtaining it.

I also have a copy of his death record.

Thank you,
Joann

Re: Niebaum, Alexander in Randolph 1875-1943

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 6:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Newspaper excerpt dated 24 Dec 1890 from Vermont:

A.A. Niebaum, whose father has amassed a fortune in connection with the seal fisheries in Alaska.

note: father's name is not mentioned.


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A.A. Niebaum: Alexander Alexia Niebaum was born in Alaska
April of 1865. Neither parents names are on his death record.

Re: Niebaum, Alexander in Randolph 1875-1943

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 3:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Alexander was the son of Finnish sea captain Gustave Niebaum (originally Nybom)who charted much of the coast and islands of Alaska for the Russian-America Co. He was in Alaska when it was sold to the United States. He loaded a ship with goods from the Alaskan territories and went to San Francisco. There he partnered with a group of business men who purchased the Alaskan assets of the Russian-America Co. and applied to the U.S. government for trading rights in the Alaskan Territories. The government gave them a twenty year exclusive right to a large part of the Alaskan territories including the Pribolof (seal) Islands. They became the Alaska Commercial Co.. At the height of their operation they owned in addition to the trading posts, steamship lines, canneries,and river steamers.
In 1873 Gustave married Suzanne Shingleberger in San Francisco. In 1879 he began purchasing parcels of land in the Napa valley which became his country estate. There he took on the personal challenge of making a wine as good as anything being made in Europe. The estate was known as Inglenook. I have worked at Inglenook for nearly ten years. I discovered Alexander when I obtained a copy of Gustave's will and found a provision for his son. Anything you can tell me about him would greatly appreciated. Do you have any idea where he is buried? Is there a stone? What kind of life did he lead? I followed him through the census and note that he never married and that he was always a boarder. Thank you so much for your reply

Re: Niebaum, Alexander in Randolph 1875-1943

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 9:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for responding. I am doing genealogy for my husband's mother's family and since Alexander played such a large part in the life of my husbands Grandmother's (Christine Bruce) life, I am including him in the family tree. From what I've found,researched and been told by Christine Bruce, Alexander was living in Burlington, VT at the age of 15 as a border while a student there. No one is sure why or how he came to Randolph, but, after Christine's husband Robert Bruce died in 1918 at the age of 22, Christine had to take in borders in order to support herself and her three children and Alexander was one of the borders. After some time, Alexander purchased a house for Christine Bruce and her three children in 1925 (he would have been 60 years old by then) and he lived with her until he passed away in 1943. Christine took care of him for several years after he became ill and bedridden. It was told by the three children that Christine and "Uncle Nick" as they called him had an ongoing romantic relationship. The 1930 Census shows Alexander as a border with Christine as head of household and then the 1940 Census shows Alexander as head of household with Christine and her children as boarders. He passed away in Randolph, VT in 1943 and is buried in Pleasant View Cemetary in Randolph, VT. We were just there in 2010 and visited his and my husband's mother's gravesites. I have an original picture of Alexander a/k/a "Uncle Nick" playing cards with two other gentlemen. I also have an original photograph of Capt. Gustave Niebaum that was taken out in California that Alexander must have brought with him as it was in Christine's possession at the time of her death. We remember Christine (my husband's grandmother) telling us that "Uncle Nick" stated that he was "asked to leave his father's house" and we assume that is why he went to New England. I was unable to find a birth certificate for Alexander and his death certificate shows he was born in Alaska but his parents are shown as "not known". In doing the math...it sounds like Alexander may have been illegitimate. Gustave would have been approximately 15 at the time of Alexander's birth...do you know if he was??...Alexander would have been 8 years old at the time of Gustave's and Suzanne's marriage. I am wondering if you could forward a copy of Gustave's will showing that Alexander was indeed Gustave's son. If so please email it to me at thetreehouse@tds.net as I will not be on ancestry.com very much longer. I find I can find much of the same information on familysearch.org at no cost. I am attaching a copy of Alexander's death record, the picture of Alexander playing cards(he is on the far right) and a copy of Capt. Gustave Niebaum's picture and the back of it as to where it was taken. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you I'd greatly appreciate if you would forward a copy of Gustave's Will for my records.
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Re: Niebaum, Alexander in Randolph 1875-1943

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 10:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Forgot to thank you for your information previously,it is appreciated. We have the majority of that information in our family records already, but it is even better with someone elses confirmation...thanks again!
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