Posted By:diane wheatley
Subject:Re: Bindrim's -- Fillmore Street in Chicago...1916
Post Date:February 03, 2013 at 20:44:13
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I am also in pursuit of any information regarding William Bindrim and his son George Bindrim. In 1860, William married Katherina Schneider who was born in Germany on August 15, 1843. William and Katherina had five children of record; Katherine born 1862, Willie born 1866, Jacob born 1868, Philip born 1870 and George born 1878. William and son, George owned and operated an extremely successful butcher shop located on Blue Island Avenue in the heart of downtown Chicago.

The business spanned over 40 years until March 16, 1916 when he was brutally murdered. He and his son, George Bindrim were chopped to death by a meat cleaver in the middle of broad daylight at their place of business just after noon on a Sunday. The crime went unsolved and no one was ever prosecuted.

There were two named suspects, Victor Dobricky and Edward Durack. I would like to have any information regarding these two individuals or anyone other suspects. The location of the murders was 1106 Blue Island. William owned the butcher shop and the residence that sat above. Whatever happened to this storefront after the murder?

Any information you can provide me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!