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Re: Holland Harlem, Trinity Church and Other NYC Land Deeds & Estates
Posted by: Linda Zinn (ID *****6626) Date: June 27, 2009 at 06:49:57
In Reply to: Re: Holland Harlem, Trinity Church and Other NYC Land Deeds & Estates by Linda Zinn of 2378

Here's the second clipping. Neither article mentions the Trinity Church-Webber dispute, Anneke Jans, or Bogardus. Apparently the Webbers of the early 20th century fell victim to a variety of scams created or promoted by lawyers.

This clipping is dated Dec. 26, 1913 and is from the Times-Democrat (Muskogee, Okla.)

Headline: AN HEIR to An Estate of Twenty Million May Be Discovered in Muskogee Through a T-D Story

A Muskogee woman may be one of the heirs to an estate of $20,000,000.

The publication in the Times-Democrat of the story of a fortune of $20,000,000 in Holland to be distributed among 100 or more heirs of an eccentric Holland merchant named Webber who died 200 or more years ago, instructing that his estate be held intact for 200 years and then parceled out among heirs of his name, has resulted in the probable discovery of one of the heirs in Muskogee. Mrs. J.L. Compton, whose husband is employed at the city pumping station at Hyde Park, says that her grandfather and grandmother came from Holland and that they were heirs to an estate that was to be distributed at some future time. Her grandparents died when her father was a child of three years.

An older sister of Mrs. Comptonís father, Louisa Webber, now Mrs. Louisa Eiseele of Sapulpa, preserved the family tradition of an enormous fortune that was to be divided among the heirs of the sixth generation of the eccentric Holland Merchant. Mrs. Comptonís name before marriage was Anna Webber and she is of the sixth generation of heirs of the name of Webber and consequently, if the claim can be proved, will share in the estate.

Most of the heirs are said to live in Australia, where they are descendants of the early Dutch settlers.

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