page is intended to be a contact platform. Here we will post all messages, comments
etc. that we receive from family
members and visitors. In that way this page could be the greenhouse of future communication between branches of our family tree.
You are invited to join and plant a seed!
Some addition concerning nettiquette: If you do not want to have you cited on this page or want to have the citation changed, please email us.
I'M doing a class project on our
family tree and I need to go back to my great great grand parents
but I cant find them on our tree.
Mary-Lynn Eberstadt, USA, February 07, 2007
thank you very much you have been
a huge help if there's anything more I can do just let me know.
I have been looking with
great interest at this. My maiden name was Penelope Vaughan-Morgan,
daughter of Catherine Joshua, herself grand daughter of both Bertha
and Maria Eberstadt (Hirsch and Joshua). I married Thomas Jago. We
have 4 children.
I thought that I would fill in a little of the missing part of the family tree that you have on your website.... I am Richard James Jessel (brother to Davina - as you have on the Tree) and have three children - Edwina Mary Grace Jessel, David Hugh Joseph Jessel and George FitzRoy Jessel. I can provide more information if you would like.
I was interested to see the Lewis house in London - there is a story there - my father built a holiday house in the Isle of Wight in about 1960 - he called it Ely Place because the money that paid for it came from the sale of the house that the family owned in London - Ely Place. The house in the Isle of Wight is still called Ely Place. I still have the door knobs from the house in London - sadly that is all I have of either Ely Place in London or in the Isle of Wight!
Thanks very much for all the fantastic efforts you must have gone to with all of the incredibly detailed web site.
Dear great family,
Heidi Seidl, granddaughter
of Maria Schaefer (born Eberstadt) and daughter of Klaus Schaefer
(Frankfurt), Germany, March 16, 2005
Shalom, Beverly Collin, USA, Febraury 26, 2005
I send my warmest greetings.
Judy Kline, USA, February 26, 2005
Herzlich Walter Eberstadt, USA, February 25, 2005
I have been looking at the Eberstadt family tree and have found my great Aunt Ilse Feldheim! Would you like some more information about this side of the tree? I have copied this email to my cousin Ido who is also a relative of Ilse's
Thank you for all your work!!
Elaine Shipman, GB, February 8, 2005
Lieber Christof Eberstadt
Hullo Eberstadt family
Hope to be able to exchange information
Sue Woolf, GB, January 16, 2005
Hi Christof !
I am somewhat related
to the Anspach family in Metz: a grandmother of a great-grandmother
of mine was a niece of Mayer ANSPACH and was brought-up by him. This
ancestor was Zippour, daughter of Nanette Nentie, sister of Brunette
Breinle, one of the 14 children of Philippe Abraham and Dina. According
to my great-grandmother, Zippour (called Suzanne after 1808) was brought-up
by Mayer because her mother had disappeared during the
French 1789 Revolution. In the (second) marriage contract of her mother
Nanette in 1786, the spouse, Salomon, Moïse, Jacob, LAMBERT,
had promised to bring-up his spouses daughter till she
was twenty. I have not found anything about the whereabouts
of this couple after they were married......
I am immensely impressed and in fact moved by your wonderful web page. The patience, energy, and dedication it implies are extraordinary. I am proud to think that I had a small part in it and thankk you for your generous credit.
As to Sumati's remarks, Edward Fredrick Eberstadt, my grandfather, became an Episcopalian by the time he married my grandmother, Elenita Juanita Dolores de la Cruz Lembcke y Contreras. She had left the Catholic Church when she was in her teens, causing a rupture with her parents in Caracas. Edward Fredrick and Elenita kept his Jewish ancestry as secret as possible. I was twenty-two before my mother told me about it when I met a german woman in Rome who insisted that my family - the Eberstadts - were Jewish. It was the first I heard of it. My mother confirmed it when I brought it up and told me that she had been married to my father for seven years before she became aware of it.
This happend when she met Mrs. Kahn who to her astonishment told her they were cousins. I understand that the Kahn girls were brought up as Catholics and were unaware of their Jewish ancestry until they were grown.
Edward Emory Eberstadt was, of course, a most interesting and distinguished man, a pioneer in the populizarization of Americana. I believe he was particularly important in familiarizing the world with Audubon. I fear he was treated shabbily by his father, my grandfather, who took as little responsibility for him as he could manage. However it is not surprising that Sumati never learned of her Jewish heritage. Indeed her great-grandmother may not have known of it. There were so many secrets and even lies in Edward Frederick´s household that it is hard to know the truth but he and Edward Emory´s mother may never have been married rather than divorced. My mother understood that but neither my father nor any of his siblings ever referred to it in my presence so I cannot say.
Again let me congratulate you on a herculean accomplishment. All of us who are related have a great debt of gratitude to you.
I am writing to introduce
myself. I am Ana Eberstadt (Schneider), daughter of Ramon Hubert Eberstadt
from Mexico. Your wonderful Eberstadt web site, has opened up a whole
new world of information for me. Through it I have come to realize
how many cousins there are in the USA. One of them almost my neighbor
here in Atlanta, Barb Teller. I believe she has already told you of
Ana Eberstadt Schneider,
Gruesse aus Bottrop an
den "neuen" Verwandten Christof Eberstadt Vielen Dank fur
die Antwort. Diese hat mich sehr ueberrascht, denn
Kurt Heisser (from the LION family Frankfurt), Germany
Hallo Herr Eberstadt,
Endlich ist es mir gelungen
den Stammbaum anzuschauen. Ich bin sehr beeindruckt von den vielen
Daten und Information. Sehr viele Jahre
Ich war eine Enkeltochter von Edmund [Stinnes]. Ich bin Historikerin (mit dieser Familie fast unmoglich eine andere Profession zu wahlen).
Mit freundlichen Gruessen,
This morning before I awakened a cousin of ours called here!!! Ana Eberstadt Schneider called and talked to Gary. I will call her back tonight. She lives in the suburb just north of ours, probably less than ten miles away from us!!! Gary said that she was excited to find out from the Eberstadt website (in the Forum section) that she has a cousin who lives here in Atlanta and she wants to meet me before we leave for Germany. She was born in Pennsylvania; her father was born in Mexico; her grandfather was born in Germany. I'll see if she has any new info from her side of the family to add to what you already have. She told Gary that her Dad has been in contact with you. I will write you again after I talk to her. Isn't it fun to meet all these new cousins???
Hope you are having a good day......
Love, Barbara Teller, USA
You have just put me through a tunnel of time with the Eberstadt's web you made, WOW, it's really great, I had never seen the picture of my grandfather when he was young, .... thank you! I am the daughter of Ramón Hubert Eberstadt, son of Ernst August Eberstadt and Ana Sichel, from México. I myself have two children, their names are José Ignacio and Isabela María Echavarría Eberstadt, and would like you to please include their names in the family tree, so they can feel just as proud as we all do, to see our names there.
I was suprised to find our surname in the www. I did not know that Christof - I know him very well - and you did such a great homepage !!! C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!
With best regards,
I am the son of Franz Michael Bosch, grandson of Johanna Josepha Bosch, great grandson of Robert Kahn, all named in your family tree. It was exciting to find us all in there! If you are interested, I will send you some updates and corrections for my side of the family. Although I'm not quite sure yet precisely how we are related, it's always great to make contact with a member of the family. I currently live in New York City with my wife Penny Schnee Bosch. As I mentioned, I will be glad to update you if you are interested.
Thank you and thanks for your site!
David Bosch (from the KAHN family Mannheim), USA
Dear members of the Eberstadt Family:
I am not a member of your family, but I am finishing a new biography of Otto H. Kahn (1867-1934; grandson of Ferdinand Eberstadt, son of Emma Eberstadt Kahn), to be published by the University of North Carolina. Cristof's masterpiece, as well as his gracious cooperation, have been important to my own thinking and work, and the same is true for numerous other scholars. This site is an important step, not only in sharing the history of your family, but also in constructing the history of the world. My compliments and respect.
Sehr geehrter Herr Eberstadt,
Christof and I have communicated for a year or two. My great-great-grandfather, Dr. Abraham Heichelheim, (geb. Giessen, 1800, ges.Worms, 1864) physician in Worms, married Henriette Eberstadt (geb. 1806, ges. Worms 1842) 18.11.1827. I believe that Christof has a copy of our Stammbaum.
Thank you for the anouncement.
I am not a member of the Eberstadt line, nor is my wife. Her deceased aunt, Hattie Goodman, married Adolph Eberstadt of Amarillo, Texas. At Christof's request some months ago, I obtained all of the biographical information on him that I could. They had no children, this I know for a fact.
Give my regards to Christof,
Christof and Bernhard,
I visited your masterpiece home page and am terribly impressed with your efforts! It is an outstanding example of research and web design which combine into an impressive site. I extend my congratulations to both of you. I was especially pleased to see the photo of you, Christof, with a background of water. Does this mean that you actually took time off to relax at Bernhard's?
In reviewing the names, I noted the Sulzbacher connection. I have a Heum/Haimann/Heimann/Hyman branch with Jeanette Sulzbacher, daughter of Lazarus Sulzbacher, who married Feist Heimann/Hyman. She emigrated to Chicago and lived out her live with her son Sigmund Hyman, my great-great grandfather. Jeanette and Rosina were probably first cousins.
The Hyman branch was at one time in Biblis where Feist and his sister Gertrude were born before moving to Oppenheim. Anyway, if I find anyinformation of interest to you, I will pass it along.
Best wishes for the holidays and congratulations on your cyber masterpiece.
Fran Loeb Luebke, USA
Wow! The web site is really exciting! There is so much info to look at and absorb! Thanks to you and your brother for such a wonderful family history!
I am amazed and tremendously impressed by the extraordinary amount of research that has gone into reconstructing our family's lineage. I am glad to be able to refer to this valuable and interesting material myself--and also to show it to my children, who have been quite excited by it.
I will do my part to circulate it among my "American Eberstadts".
Best regards to you and yours. I hope our paths will cross one of these days. And also please give my fond wishes to your brother.
Bernhard and Christof,
Hi!!!! Thank you for all of your work on the Eberstadt Family Tree website. It is wonderful!!!!! I sent the address to my sisters, so that they could enjoy it also. We all appreciate your hard work and are thrilled to have an Eberstadt website!
Christof, a person also with roots in Floss, Bavaria (where my Doppelmayer side is from) just constructed a Floss, Bavaria website that I thought you might want to check out. The address is: http://www.jewishgen.org/temp/kitty/floss-home.html
It would be so much fun to someday get to meet both of you! Gary and I are thinking about spending a month in Europe in May and June of 2001. We would rent a car and possibly drive from Amsterdam down thru Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. Bernhard, maybe someday we will get to the Canary Islands! Or maybe you will come to the U.S. We live in Atlanta, Georgia.
I apologize for not writing sooner to tell you how much I am enjoying the website. I have been so busy working at the Judaica shop that I manage as a volunteer for our synagogue. Now, that Chanukah is over I have lots more free time......
Dear cousin Bernhard,
I was surprised and delighted to receive your letter, and to see the Eberstadt website. I have never had contact with any Eberstadts other than my immediate family and my uncle's family. I understood we were distanced from the rest of the Eberstadts by my great-grandfather's divorce, and no one ever talked of family history. My sense of "family" has been so small, just Granddad, (till I was 10 years old), my father and his brother Lindley's family; I find it terribly exciting to be introduced to an extended family I never knew about.
I had, of course, no idea that Eduard (great-grandfather, generation 7) had 9 siblings, and that there were Eberstadts all over the place!
Another surprise for me is that the Eberstadt family is Jewish!! I grew up Episcopalian, with a Unitarian and Christian Scientist influence from my mother's side. If it is true that great-grandfather Eduard Frederick was Jewish when he emigrated , either he or my grandfather Edward Emory must have converted. I never knew that some of my family were Jewish. Do you know which of my forebearers converted, or when or why? Did any other Eberstadts convert, or are they mostly Jewish? I'd like to know more about this.
Please be in touch. You and Christof have put so much work into this project, and I thank you for it. You must let me know if there is any more information I can give you to fill out the blank spots. I hope this helps to open the door to communicating with and meeting some my Eberstadt relatives.
Thank you so much.
Me da mucho gusto que me hayas escrito ......
En cuanto al Web Page nos ha encantado, lo recibi primero yo en mi computadora y luego le dije a Pedro y a Irene para que lo miraran, mi mamá también le encantó. Por otro lado le hable a la prima Carolina y también le dije de la paginatambién se emociono mucho. Realmente los felicito en especial a Christof pues se que ha sido un gran pero gran esfuerzo y solamente alguien persistente pudo haber hecho tan buen trabajo. Fijate que mi papá nunca nos platico de que tuvieramos origenes judios y de la historia por lo que cuando encontramos el libro de Chris fue toda una sorpresa pues mi papá lo guardo muy bien y nunca comento al respecto. Seguramente es una parte de la historia de su vida que no le gustaba por lo que nunca platico de ella. Tienes otros e-mail de parientes como los de USA me gustaría poder escribirles ¿podrías enviarmelos?
Bien creo que te mando un gran saludo y estaremos en contacto.
Margarita A. Eberstadt Corachan, Mexico
Everybody during their lifetime will ask themselves at some point: what is the purpuse of the live? Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? In that process of giving a meaning to our existence, looking at the roots of the family is a good beginning to understand ourselves.
Looking through this page and at these ancestors who gave a special meaning to life and success makes me feel proud to belong to this family, to have this blood and this name which is now in many places of the world.
Dear cousins, it would seem to my quite interesting if you open a section in the page for biografies of some of the ancestors. May be some cousins can write something about their parents or grand parents to know more about them.
Pedro Eberstadt Corachan, Mexico