Former co-owner of Macy's department store and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
He emigrated from Germany to the United States when he was a boy.
He died on the RMS Titanic, which sunk after hitting an iceberg.
His wife Ida refused to leave him by getting on a lifeboat and thus died with him on the RMS Titanic.
He was depicted kissing and holding his wife in their bed as their stateroom flooded with water in