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Johanna Magaziner Grun

Johanna Magaziner was born in Hungary in April 1839, the daughter of Samuel Magaziner and Julia Wickman. Her name sometimes appears in records as Hani or Janka. Johanna married Lipot (Leopold) Grun around 1858. Lipot was born in Kassa around 1834. They had at least eight children.

Lipot died in Budapest on August 26, 1874. After Lipot's death, Johanna worked as a blinds maker with her son Lajos, apparently in competition with the blinds businesses of her relatives Lajos Magaziner, Antal Weinberger and Sandor Weinberger. Later, Johanna moved to New York, where she lived with her daughter Emma. Johanna appears with Emma's family in the 1900 and 1905 censuses. In New York, Johanna and Emma were visited by some of their Hungarian Magaziner relatives: a daughter of Adolf and a daughter of David both visited New York, using their cousin Emma as their contact.

Johanna developed typhoid fever in New York in late March 1907, right around the time and place that Typhoid Mary was first quarantined. Johanna died of toxicity from it on May 2, 1907, at the age of 68. She was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

Children of Johanna Magaziner and Lipot (Leopold) Grun include:

  1. Cornelia Sara Grun (Kornelia) (b: 1858 in Kassa; d: 30 DEC 1891 in Vienna)
  2. Bertalan Gaal (Berthold Baruch Grun) (b: 9 SEP 1860 in Kassa; d: 9 FEB 1915 in Budapest)
  3. Lajos Gal (Ludwig Grun) (b: 4 DEC 1862 in Kassa; d: 8 AUG 1902 in Budapest)
  4. Isidore Grun (b: 30 JUN 1864 in Kassa)
  5. Emma Grun (b: MAY 1870 in Humenne; d: 6 JAN 1962 in New York)
  6. Began Grun (b: 1870; d: 18 APR 1875 in Budapest)
  7. Terez Grun (b: 28 MAY 1871 in Budapest)
  8. Mano Grun (b: 3 SEP 1873 in Budapest; d: 20 MAR 1876 in Budapest)

Generation #4


Cornelia Sara Grun Erdelyi (Kornelia)

Kornelia Sara Grun was born in Kassa Ujfalu around 1858. Her name was spelled Cornelia in Vienna. Cornelia married Izidor Erdelyi in Budapest on November 28, 1880. Izidor was born as Isidor Kohn in Baja, Hungary on November 18, 1857 and changed his name to Erdelyi in 1879.

Cornelia and Izidor moved to Vienna, where they had at least two children. Cornelia died in Vienna on December 30, 1891, after a short illness. She was buried at Wiener Zentralfriedhof. Their son Otto was buried with her later. Izidor remarried to another woman named Cornelia in Vienna in 1900. He died in Vienna in October, 1926.

Children of Cornelia Sara Grun and Izidor Erdelyi include:

  1. Louise Elizabeth Erdelyi (b: 9 SEP 1881; d: 16 MAR 1923)
  2. Otto Louis Erdelyi (b: 8 JAN 1884; d: 9 JUN 1935)

Bertalan Gaal (Berthold Baruch Grun)

Berthold Grun was born in Kassa on September 9, 1860. His Hebrew name was Baruch. Berthold changed his surname to Gaal at some time before 1891, and used the given name Bertalan in Budapest. Bertalan was an architect. In Budapest, he lived at the same address as his uncle, Lajos Magaziner.

Bertalan married Hermina Schweitzer in Mannheim, Germany on February 8, 1894. Hermina was born in Miskolcz on January 13, 1870. They had at least two daughters.

Bertalan suffered a stroke and died in Budapest on February 9, 1915, at the age of 54. He was buried at Kozma Utcai Izraelita Temeto, where many members of the family are buried. His wife Hermina died on July 26, 1936 and is buried with him at Kozma Utca.

Children of Bertalan Gaal and Hermina Schweitzer include:

  1. Julia Kornelia Gaal (b: 31 OCT 1896; d: 18 JAN 1994)
  2. Lili Gaal (b: 26 NOV 1900; d: 10 JAN 1989)

Lajos Gal (Ludwig Grun)

Ludwig Felix Grun was born in Kassa on December 4, 1862. He changed his name to Lajos Gal in 1892. His name also appeared as Ludwig Gal or Gaal. His name also appeared as Bodog Lajos Gal, because Bodog is the Hungarian version of his middle name, Felix.

Lajos died on August 8, 1902 in Budapest, at the age of 39, apparently never married. His brother Bertalan published a death notice for him in the Pester Lloyd (a German-language newspaper based in Hungary), identifying the decedent as Ludwig F. Gal and the person publishing the notice as Architekt Berthold Gaal. The death notice indicates that Lajos died after a long period of suffering, but I have not been able to discern the cause of death from the death registry. He was buried at Kozma Utca, as were many members of the family.

Isidore Grun

Isidore Grun was born in Kassa on June 30, 1864. He probably died before 1892, because he was not mentioned in his sister Cornelia's obituary, as siblings Bertalan, Lajos and Emma were, and Johanna said in the 1900 census that only three of her children were living.

Emma Grun Rosenberg

Emma Grun was born in Humenne in May 1870. On June 3, 1888, she married Lipot Frigyes Rosenberg. He was known as Fred or Fritz later in life. Fred was born in Budapest on September 25, 1865. They had three children in Budapest.

Fred emigrated to New York on the Fulda in October 1895. Emma and their children followed him on the Normannia in July 1896. They settled in Manhattan, on Madison Avenue. In New York, Fred worked as a stock broker. Emma's mother, Johanna lived with them from before 1900 until her death in 1907. Emma's cousin Regina (Adolf's daughter) visited them in New York in 1907, and her cousin Elza (David's daughter) visited in 1924.

Fred died on November 1, 1941 in Ossining, New York. Emma died in Manhattan on January 6, 1962, at the age of 92.

Children of Emma Grun and Fred (Lipot Frigyes) Rosenberg include:

  1. Elsie Rosenberg (Elza) (b: 5 MAY 1889; d: APR 1976)
  2. Edwin Rosenberg (Oden) (b: 26 JUL 1890; d: 15 MAR 1969)
  3. Gisela Rosenberg (b: 13 JUL 1891; d: 3 JUL 1985)

Terez Grun

Terez Grun was born in Budapest on May 28, 1871. She probably died before 1892, because she was not mentioned in her sister Cornelia's obituary, as siblings Bertalan, Lajos and Emma were, and Johanna said in the 1900 census that only three of her children were living.


Generation #5


Louise Elizabeth Erdelyi

Louise Elizabeth Erdelyi was born in Vienna on September 9, 1881. She was the daughter of Cornelia Sara Grun and Izidor Erdelyi. She was an actress under the name Lisa Ertel. In January 1909, she converted to Christianity. She was unmarried at that time.

Leonhard Frank
Leonhard 1929

On August 28, 1909, she married Leonhard Frank in Berlin. Leonhard was born in Wurzburg, Germany on September 4, 1882. Leonhard and Louise were both identified as Protestant on the marriage record. Leonhard and Louise divorced on November 16, 1910, but remarried on February 4, 1915. Leonhard became a famous pacifist author. They moved to Switzerland during World War I because Leonhard's pacifist views were not fashionable in Germany at the time, but they came back to Germany after the war. Leonhard and Louise apparently had no children.

Louise died in Berlin on March 16, 1923, at the age of 41.

Leonhard remarried in 1928. His pacifist views caused trouble for him again under the Nazi regine. His books were burned and his citizenship was annulled. He immigrated to America in 1941 and became a citizen but returned to Munich in 1950, where he married for a third time. He died in Munich on August 18, 1961 and was buried at Nordfriedhof M√ľnchen.

Otto Louis Erdelyi

Otto Louis Erdelyi was born in Vienna on January 8, 1884. He was the son of Cornelia Sara Grun and Izidor Erdelyi. He worked as a painter. He died on June 9, 1935, and is buried at Wiener Zentralfriedhof with his mother, Cornelia.

Julia Kornelia Gaal Steiner

Julia Kornelia Gaal Steiner, 1962 Immigration Card

Julianna Kornelia Gaal was born in Budapest on October 31, 1896, the daughter of Bertalan Gaal and Hermina Schweitzer. Her middle name is probably in honor of Bertalan's sister, Cornelia Sara Grun, who died a few years before Julianna was born.

Julianna married Sandor Steiner in Budapest on August 6, 1925. Sandor was born in Vacs, Hungary on March 25, 1883. They had a daughter.

Sandor died on January 17, 1959 in Budapest and was buried at Kozma utca, Budapest, Hungary. A few years later, Julianna emigrated to Brazil with their adult daughter, the daughter's husband and her young grandchildren. In Brazil, she went by the name Julia. The family later settled in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the 1980s, Julia moved to Santiago, Chile. She died there on January 18, 1994, at the age of 97 and was buried Las Puertas del Cielo in Santiago.

Children of Julia Kornelia Gaal and Sandor Steiner:

  1. Anna Veronika Steiner (b: 2 SEP 1926; d: 5 JUN 2013)

Lili Gaal

Heller-Gaal Connection

Lili Gaal was born in Budapest on November 26, 1900 the daughter of Bertalan Gaal and Hermina Schweitzer.

On January 15, 1928, Lili married Jeno Heller in Budapest. Jeno was born in Budapest on January 10, 1896. Jeno was Lili's second cousin on the Magaziner side: Lili's grandmother, Johanna Magaziner, was the sister of Jeno's grandfather, Jozsef Magaziner. See illustration.

Jeno changed their surname to Hellei in 1946. He died of a stroke in Budapest on February 12, 1980 and was buried at Kozma Utcai Izraelita Temeto, where many of the Budapest Magaziners were buried. Lili died after a long illness on January 10, 1989 at the age of 89, and was buried with Jeno.

Elsie Rosenberg Amster (Elza)

Elza Rosenberg was born in Hungary on May 5, 1889. She was the daughter of Emma Grun and Fred (Lipot Frigyes) Rosenberg. In July 1896, she came to America on the Normannia with her mother and siblings. Her father was already in New York. In America, Elza was known as Elsie. She worked as a vocational counsellor, and later as an interior decorator.

On June 30, 1927, Elsie married Henry Amster. Henry was born in New York City on July 7, 1884. He was a prominent lawyer, and was at one time a legal partner of Fiorello LaGuardia. They had one daughter.

Henry died after collapsing in Manhattan Supreme Court on June 15, 1956. Elsie died in April 1976, at the age of 86.

Children of Elsie Rosenberg and Henry Amster:

  1. Carol Amster (b: 6 MAY 1928; d: 18 NOV 2011)

Edwin Rosenberg (Oden)

Edwin Rosenberg, 1916 Passport
Edwin
1916 Passport
Bertha Lamm
Bertha
1922 Passport

Oden Rosenberg was born in Budapest on July 26, 1890. He was the son of Emma Grun and Fred (Lipot Frigyes) Rosenberg. In July 1896, he came to America on the Normannia with his mother and sisters. His father was already in New York. In America, Oden was known as Edwin.

Edwin married Bertha Lamm in New York on July 10, 1919. Bertha was born in New York in on August 2, 1890. They had two sons, one of whom is still living.

Edwin served in World War I. After the war, he was the President of Glensder Textile Corporation, a job that he held until his retirement in 1957. He was active in Jewish charitable work, including HIAS, United Jewish Appeal and Federation. An award for leadership in Jewish communal service was established in his name.

Edwin died on March 15, 1969, at the age of 78. Bertha died in October, 1985.

Children of Edwin Rosenberg and Bertha Lamm:

  1. Frederick Robert Rosenberg (b: 9 OCT 1920; d: 26 OCT 2016)
  2. Edwin Arthur Rosenberg (b: 4 SEP 1924; d: 25 MAY 2019)

Gisela Rosenberg

Gisela Rosenberg, 1921 Passport

Gisela Rosenberg was born in Budapest July 13, 1891. Her Hebrew name was Toive. Gisela was the daughter of Emma Grun and Fred (Lipot Frigyes) Rosenberg. In July 1896, she came to America on the Normannia with her mother and siblings. Her father was already in New York.

Gisella worked as a medical secretary. She apparently never married. Gisella died on July 3, 1985, just shy of her 94th birthday.

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