The Indianapolis News 27 May 1904 pg 2 In Possession of Home on Day of Funeral

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i is it the a the a a the the of the the the be are in It, no interests. waa The restraining of me answered declared also was of argument," III POSSESS! OFHOME . Oil DAY OF FUNERAL CLAIM OF CHAS. BOEGLEN TO EVA BAUMHOFER'S PROPERTY. RELATIVES ASKED POLICE AID A strange claim to a fortune which led to a call for aid by the police, arose ove,r the death of Mrs. Eva Baumhofer, the widow of Henry Baumhofer, who Was well known in German circles, at the funeral of the woman at her home, at Miller street and Blaine avenue, this afternoon. Charles Boeglen. a well-dressed man of about sixty-five or seventy years, asserts that his marriage to Mrs. .Baumhofer had been arranged and that she had presented him with her property. Boeglen had possession of the home and the police were called at the request of relatives and at-the suggestion of the Marlon Trust Company, the administrator of the estate, I The relatives said Boeglen was insane and they based their assertions on the fact that he said the property .belonged . to him. Alberta and Wooley, patrolmen, were sent to the house to investigate and took Boeglen to the police station. After a long conference with Captain Boylan the man was freed, as the police did not care to "assume -the responsibility of charging him with .Insanity. He waa threatened with being locked up if he would not consent to remain away from the funeral. The old man protested that his . place was at the side of the dead Woman and he refused absolutely to remain away. He returned immediately to the Blalne-avenue home, -, . x The Widow's Property. The story of Boeglen and Mrs. Baum hofer, who was also about seventy years old, la an Interesting one. The woman was the second wife of Baumhofer, and the mother of Michael Staley. a prominent druggist, who died some time ago. The relatives of Baumhofer say that several plecea of property from the estate were willed to' the widow, with the provision . that they were to revert to the Baumhofer children at her deathT The Blalne-avenue property, which . waa among the pieces, is a large, two-story dwelling and storeroom building. It waa also aald that Mrs. Baumhofer waa to come into possession of $3,000 In cash from the estate of her son, Michael Staley. on June 17. This waa the date which Boeglen claims was set for his marriage to the widow. Mrs. Roberts, who lives In Morgan street, a short distance from the house, was a friend of Mrs. Baumhofer and attended her during her illness. Mrs. Morgan said she had promised Boeglen and the widow to "stand up with them" at the marriage next month. The inveatigation showed that Boeglen haa been about the widow's house much of the time for several years, and on this account the stepchildren and her daughter-in-law remained away from the house. They called during her illness, however. Death came rather suddenly to the woman and the coroner's attention was called to th case.To Dr. Dunlavy Boeglen said: "That woman was my wife in the eyes of God." , . T . Threw Himself Across Body. While the body was lying in the house. Boeglen is said to have thrown himself across It and shouted: "My wife!!"' My wife!" He declared that relatives were attempting to take the property away from him. and that he would defend it with his life. The relatives said they were afraid Boeglen . would "create a scene" at the funeral. The old man said he would attend the funeral if it waa the last act of his life, and he appeared at the house before the services began. Mrs, Baumhofer's stepchildren are William, Henry. Otto, Anna, Matilda and Mallnda. One of the women la the wife of Carl Moeller. a former Washington-street wall-paper dealer. The funeral waa attended by many relatives from out of the city, including two families named Dlng-felder and- Webster, from Hamilton, O. The burial waa in the German Lutheran cemetery. Boeglen lives In the vicinity of Woodlawn and Virginia avenuea. Board day of to of tures and after county State of the work, that a royalty, competition patented J. and enjoining letting that not law. all public, the be -It given Mrs. Id-dings Washington have goes whom statement appear Mrs. of lot. Mrs. other and to disturbed locked and She Hicke In Hicks bound She . , Mrs. her North deserted doorstep to of her years Pittsburg a made ago The name on waa case few an

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  2. 27 May 1904, Fri,
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