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Holocaust victim – granddaughter of Johanna Ellissen

A two page summary of the descendants of David Ellissen, b. 14 Feb 1779-d. 25 Oct 1841, and Henriette Ellissen, b. 13 Jan 1779-d. 10 May 1850, can be found here: Among them (at least) 13 fell victim to the … Continue reading

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Gustav Ellissen & Co, 4 Drapers Gardens, City of London

I recently bought this random survivor of Gustav Ellissen’s stockbroking business on eBay for £1.50. (Full document here.) On 30 May 1868, Gustav Ellissen (b. 13 May 1836-d. 23 Nov 1910) wrote a ‘memorial’, a hand-written résumé to submit to … Continue reading

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How many Johanna Ellissens are there?

A series of Johanna Ellissens crops up in genealogical sources. The problem is which is which? Basic sources for identities, births, marriages and deaths have for some time been Alexander Dietz’s Stammbaum, Jean-Louis Ellissen’s ‘La Famille Ellissen’, the International Genealogical … Continue reading

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Descendants of Philipp Ellissen and Betty May

Philipp Ellissen, b. 13 Feb 1802-d. 11 Mar 1882, and Betty (Philippina) May, b. 19 Dec 1806-d. 1880, have at least 61 living descendants. Their children gave rise to branches of the family in London and Paris to start with, … Continue reading

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Guest list at the wedding of Herbert Ellissen and Florence Lucas

The wedding of Herbert Ellissen and Florence Lucas took place in London on 31 March 1906. A news clipping of the event, shown below courtesy of Rick Lucas via Cathy Bruneau, is notable for what it adds to our knowledge … Continue reading

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On the connections of Rudolf Ellissen

In response to my question who was Rudolf Ellissen, presumably of New York approx  1910-199?, Cathy Bruneau found this: “ELLISSEN – Olga Kallos of Larchmont, NY and Delray Beach, FL died at her Larchmont home on May 15, 1995. She … Continue reading

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Marita Hasenclever

Just discovered a fabulous 1927 portrait of Marita Hasenclever by Moise Kisling, a Polish painter living in Montparnasse.  

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