Business: Passing of a Wendel

When William Waldorf Astor died in 1919, he owned more New York City real estate than any other one person—something in the vicinity of $60,000,000 worth —a fortune founded in the fur business (and, says legend, in Captain Kidd's treasure; by the first John Jacob Astor (1763-1848). Another oldtime furrier was one John Gottlieb Wendel, who retired about the same time as John Jacob Astor and who, like Astor, put his money into Manhattan realty. Last week died Mrs. Rebecca Wendel Swope, next to last of seven...

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