While working in England, he learned to speak English and anglicized his name.
His estate "Ferncliff", lately called "Astor Courts", north of the town center of Rhinebeck, New York, with a mile and a half of Hudson river frontage in the picturesque Lower Hudson River Valley, had been purchased piecemeal by his father in the midth century; Astor was born there.
He reassured her that the damage did not appear serious. John and George's brother Henry born Heinrich — also emigrated to America. Biddle and forwarded to New York City on May 1, After a period of travelling abroad he returned to the United States to manage the family fortune.
All four marriages ended in divorce. At the age of 47, the divorced John Jacob Astor married an year-old woman named Madeleine Talmage Force on September 9, in his mother's ballroom at Beechwood, the family's Newport, Rhode Island home.
JJ Astor an American millionaire. Many newspaper stories were written that told how John Jacob Astor gave up his life for a young immigrant whose name was Louis. Astor later left the China opium trade and sold solely to the United Kingdom.
He did so anyway. Among the few Americans of the socialite class who did not spurn him at this time was Margaret Brown, later fictionalized as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown".
He later became a businessman and philanthropist Ava Alice Muriel Astorborn in Astor made millions in real estate.