Thursday, August 4, 2011


     There was no justice for Professor Max Eglau who was murdered on the 10th of February in 1896 at the Institution for the Improved Instruction of Deaf Mutes in Manhattan.
     According to the New York newspaper, The Sun, dated November 2, 1898, "the police could not find the murderer".

     What ? ? ?  Is this an unsolved crime?  What about all the evidence the police found? and the astrologer who was willing to help?  Maybe the police should have looked to the stars for some answers.

     If Max Eglau were an ancestor of mine then I would pursue this further.  I just happened to stumble upon a news article regarding a murdered teacher in the deaf school and I was curious.  I am glad to learn that my great-grandmother wasn't a student yet when this tragedy occurred.  I guess i just have to sigh and move on.  I'll never know who did it.


  1. Don't give up. There must be more to learn about this tragedy.

    Toni Pappas

  2. I had put that on hold when I found that the murderer was never found. Max Eglau is not even an ancestor but his story was interesting because my great-grandmother had attended a few years after the murder occured.

  3. I just watched a painting by Max Eglau titled "Break Neck Mountain on the Hudson" sold at auction for $8000.00.

    Pretty exciting!

  4. Have you ever contacted or found any of Max Eglau's relatives?