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Grandpa Schilling

November 5, 2009

Thanks to long-lost cousin Scott Geidel for this information on Grandpa Schilling.

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Charles A. Schilling is well known as the proprietor of Schilling’s Atlas Hotel, at Rockaway Beach, which, with its seventy-five rooms for the accommodation of boarders by the day or week, with its elegant dancing pavilion, bowling alleys and two hundred and fifty bathing houses, is recognized as one of the most complete and popular resorts for summer visitors on the island. It is easily accessible either by railroad to the seaside station, or by steamboat to the seaside landing.

Prior to coming to Rockaway Beach in 1893 Mr. Schilling resided in Far Rockaway, where he still owns twenty valuable lots and some fine property well improved. He is a native of Germany, born March 30, 1842, and received an excellent education is his native land, learning the trade of a baker in youthful years. At the age of twenty-five he came to this country and followed his trade in Brooklyn until 1885, when he removed to Far Rockaway and entered the hotel business, being proprietor of the well-known Mansion House for seven years. While a resident of Brooklyn he was candidate on the Democratic ticket for the position of alderman-at -large. For fifteen years he has been a notary public and for more than two years has served as treasurer of the school board. He is a director in the gas company and has other important and valuable local interests.

During his residence in Brooklyn Mr. Schilling married Miss Maria Lindhorn, a native of Germany, who has spent her life principally in this country. Fourteen children were born of their union, of whom nine are living. Emma, the oldest living daughter, is the wife of Charles Pretz, a butcher of Far Rockaway. The others are with their parents and are named as follows: Louisa, Matilda, Martha, Bertie, Charles, Ida, Edwin and Henry. Mr. Schilling is among the German-Americans who appreciate the free institutions of this country and heartily gives his support to every measure calculated to benefit the town and county, state and nation.

Source: “Portrait and Biographical Record of Queens County (Long Island) New York”
(Copyright 1896 by Chapman Publishing Company)

Scott has this picture labeled as “Kane’s family home Carlton ave and Pinson Place – Far Rockaway.”


Schilling Atlas and Road House

January 19, 2008

Here are some great photos and cards of the Schilling Hotel and Road House.  Does anyone know the dates of these?  (Click on photo to view enlarged version).  
 Schilling Hotel Towel Concession w/ MemoSchilling Hotel and RoadhouseSchilling hotel and Roadhouse photoSchilling Hotel Ad CardSchilling Hotel Photo 1