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Guillaume Stengel

Guillaume Stengel funeral on May 18, 1917

Guillaume Stengel (August 7, 1846 - May 15, 1917) was a musician and a music teacher.[1]


He was born on August 7, 1846, in Lemberg. Marcella Sembrich become one of his students and they married in 1877.[1]

He became ill from blood poisoning from a carbuncle that developed from a scratch on his lip. He had his first operation on May 6, 1917.[2] His health improved temporarily.[3]

He died at his apartment in the Hotel Gotham in Manhattan on May 15, 1917, from the blood poisoning after his third operation.[1] His funeral was at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Manhattan and the burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery.[4] he had 20 pallbearers including, Paul Drennan Cravath, Harry Harkness Flagler, Zygmunt Stojowski, Ernest Schelling and Ignacy Jan Paderewski.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Guillaume Stengel Dies At The Gotham. Husband of Mme. Sembrich, and a Musician, Succumbs After a Third Operation.".  
  2. ^ "Stengel-Sembrich Ill. Condition of Noted Singer's Husband Alarms His Friends".  
  3. ^ "Guillaume Stengel Slightly Better".  
  4. ^ "Throng At Stengel Bier. City's Musical Colony at Services in Church of St. Mary the Virgin".  
  5. ^ "Stengel Burial Tomorrow. P. D. Cravath, H. H. Flagler, and Paderewski Among Pall Bearers".  
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