Thursday, November 03, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
September 11, 2001 remembrances on 10th anniversary.
For September 11, 2001 I was in Baltimore, Maryland at the Society for Bimolecular Screening (SBS) trade show at the Baltimore Convention Center. I was working for ASDI at the time. I heard from the woman in the booth next to mine that her mother had called her to tell her that a plane had just hit the World Trade Center. It was just after 9:00 am and the doors to the show had just opened. We both opened our laptops and connected to the Internet. Around 10:00 am they put on the big flat-screen television designed for broadcasting the talks at the show and the first image we saw was the first tower collapsing. People were quiet but there was occasional sobbing. Everyone who had one, was on their cell phones and rumors and panicking started. A man said that he just got a call from a friend in Washington and he was told that the convention center was a target. That caused people to panic and start to leave the building a little too quickly. People were outside and not sure of what to do, and then there was a roar from Air Force jets as they they engaged their afterburners. This caused people to panic even more. Baltimore is near Andrews Air Force Base and jets were being dispatched to protect the area airspace, but people were assuming the sounds they were hearing were passenger planes headed toward the convention center. A woman screamed something but I couldn’t hear what it was, but it caused people started to run down the street. One woman in a gray skirt-suit fell to the ground as people tried to rush past her. I walked back to one of the hotels with friends and we watched the events unfold on CNN. When we went to dinner later, walking down the streets was eerie. There were very few cars on the streets and several armored vehicles were now parked in front of some of the federal offices and the federal courthouse. There were also US Army vehicles in convoys moving down the streets or parked on street corners. Several buildings had a cluster of armed soldiers in front with M16s.
I drove a group of people back to New Jersey, Sophia Liang from Aurora Biomed in Vancouver and her father. They had a booth at the trade show and their next appointment was with Bristol Meyers Squibb in Princeton.
A few days later II went to Ground Zero with a woman I knew from the Internet, Judy Lanza, and I took photos and collected some ash that I now keep in an amber jar. I showed my Civil Defense badge and they let us into the inner area. They were having people collect any papers that survived the collapse of the towers or were from the airplanes. They had bins set up to drop off any papers that anyone found.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Last night before bedtime I discovered a whole new side of the Norton family in Boston, Massachusetts
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Simon Hermann and Golda Hermann according to her death certificate.
She was born in Walldorf, Saxon, Germany. The information came from the 1870 US census for Manhattan.
Augusta Hermann was Jewish.
Hoboken, New Jersey:
There is an Augusta Hermann in the 1860 census in Hoboken, New Jersey who may be our Augusta.
She married Siegmund Freudenberg around 1868.
Kate Freudenberg (1869–before 1880); Carry Hildise Freudenberg (1871–before 1880); Harriette Freudenberg (1871–before 1880); and Jennie Freudenberg (1872–1943) Eidelman.
She died on November 22, 1904 at age 69 in Manhattan. Her death certificate number was "38196". She died under the name "Augusta Freudenberg". She had been hospitalized from September 6, 1904 to November 22, 1904. The cause of death was "carcinoma of stomach" with "mitral regurgitation".
Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. It is a Jewish cemetery.
Schoenwalds in Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York
Martin Schoenwald (1868-1941), died on July 23, 1941
Gertrude Freudenberg (1868-1940) Schoenwald , died on July 27, 1940
Joseph Schoenwald, August 29, 1936
Philip Schoenwald, August 15, 1907
Rosa Schoenwald, no information
Frieda Schoenwald, August 11, 1941
Harry Schoenwald, April 13, 1906Stephen Schoenwald, August 12, 1917, age 3
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Sigmund Freudenberg (1828-1908) aka Siegmund Freudenberg, and Clara Horwitz (1835-c1861) married on January 3, 1856 in Eisleben, Germany.
"1857. Laut Verhandlung vom 22. Dezember 1856, (Vol I, fol. 258, den Akten der Beglaubigungen der Heiraten unter den Juden betreffend) haben der Kaufmann Siegmund Freudenberg zu Berlin und die Jungfrau Clara Harwitz, Tochter des verstorbenen Kaufmanns Aronn Harwitz, zu Eisleben geboren, am vierten März 1832, welche zu der jüdischen Glaubensgemeinschaft zugehören, erklärt, daß sie fortan als ehelich miteinander verbunden betrachten wollen. Eisleben, am dritten Januar eintausend achthundert siebenundfünfzig. Schnorbusch Protokollführer."
German to English:
1857. According to law of December 22, 1856, (Volume I, folio 258, the files of the legalization of marriages among Jews) have the merchant Siegmund Freudenberg of Berlin and the virgin Clara Horwitz, daughter of the late businessman Aronne Horwitz of Eisleben, born on the March 4, 1832, which belong to the Jewish community, declared that henceforth it will consider as legitimate linked. Eisleben, January 3, 1857. Schnorbusch, secretary.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Monday, February 07, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Mrs. James Clarkson, Mrs. Murray Goldstein, Mrs. Paul Russell, Mrs. Frederick Sortine, Mrs. Thomas Norton and Mrs. George Hollister
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
- Louis Julius Lindauer (1838-1915)
- Grace Lindauer (1873-?) Massey, who lived till at least 1930
- Jennie Lindauer (1874-?) who lived till at least 1905
- Ada Lindauer (1882-?) who lived till at least 1930
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Postcard from Sopie Marie Olsdatter (1852-1924) Nilsen to Maria Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987) Freudenberg on January 15, 1910
Postcard from Sopie Marie Olsdatter (1852-1924) Nilsen to Maria Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987) Freudenberg on January 15, 1910. The text has been translated from Norwegian to English: "Miss Maria Winblad, New York. Dear niece Maria, Aunt Sofie [ Sofie Olesdatter of Farsund, Norway] would now like to send you her and grandfather's [Ole Matthais Pedersen] New Year's greetings and everything good in this year is wished to you; greetings to Tony [Anton Julius Winblad II]."
Friday, January 21, 2011
Ralph Bozarth I (1917-2002) and Naida Muriel Freudenberg (1915-1998), and Burnett Van Deusen (1913-1993) at the 1980 Winter Olympics
Ralph Milton Bozarth I (1917-2002) with his hand raised, and Naida Muriel Freudenberg (1915-1998), and Burnett Peter Van Deusen (1913-1993) at the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York. Ralph Milton Bozarth was living at Lake Placid at the time. Image from the collection of Tracey DePaola.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Eugene enlisted as a private in the US Army on September 17, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey. He had dropped out of high school after one year and wasn't employed. He was killed in the Battle of Luzon on January 24, 1945 just 15 days into the US invasion. Eugene was buried at the Santa Barbara Number 1 Cemetery in the Philippines and was disinterred on August 30, 1948. His skeletal remains were reinterred at Beverly National Cemetery in New Jersey on February 11, 1949. They initially used a Star of David on his plot because they thought the name Freudenberg was Jewish. His mother, Florence, went to visit the cemetery on October 24, 1949 and told the cemetery officials that he was Lutheran and they replaced the Star of David with a Latin Cross in the photo.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
I just remembered that I cant seem to digest any nuts at all. On January 4, 2010 I bought a fruitcake filled with walnuts, and pecans, and maraschino cherries, and devoured about 25% of it over two days. Last night I was up all night with cramps and woke up to diarrhea and all the nuts were undigested. The same thing happened when I ate a whole bag of granola last year. My grandmother died in 1987 but she used to take off the nuts from anything she was eating, and she told me she couldn't digest them. Back then I had no idea what she was taking about. Now I understand with great clarity. Here is the fruitcake I bought from Costco. It has just as many nuts and fruit on the inside.