Mrs. Sadie Fisher, wife of Irving Fisher, a taxi-driver, may be the heiress to $8,500,000 according to a report that has come to her from her sister, Mrs. Minnie Spitzer of 189 North Fifth Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.
An exceedingly interesting story is related by Mrs. Fisher in connection with the reported inheritance. Many years ago, one, Rabbi Schonberger, the brother of Mrs. Fisher’s mother, became enamoured of a young Gentile servant girl who had been in the family for several years. Sending her to California, he later followed her from his Eastern European residence and married her, changing his religion and eventually becoming a Bishop. After giving birth to four children, his Gentile wife suddenly disappeared. The family scattered and the whereabouts of the children is unknown. The deserted husband invested in oil lands and became immensely wealthy, whereupon he changed his name and was lost to his family. Twenty years ago he died intestate in Mt. Sinai Hospital of New York, leaving the huge estate of $43,000,000. The California state authorities have been endeavoring to trace the heirs, and only recently communicated with Mrs. Fisher’s sister in New York.