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Albert Stern

Male 1876 - 1953  (77 years)


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  • Name Albert Stern 
    Born 10 Oct 1876  Eschwege, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography They spent their formative years in a place called Schweitzer Reinecke, in what was then the Eastern Transvaal province. Albert Stern, their father, was a farmer, who came from the Fulda area in Germany.

    The marriage didn't last too long, and Martha  returned with the girls to Germany where they spent the First World War years. Martha later married Victor Gudenberg. They  had a son, Ulrich, who died tragically, aged sixteen. He dived into a pool and hit his head on the floor. There has been some suggestion that, being half Jewish, harassment from the Nazis led him to inflict this on himself. Martha never got over their loss, and said that she only lived half a life after this incident.

    Albert Stern got custody of the three sisters and they returned to South Africa when the first war ended. He too remarried, and the three girls had a miserable childhood with a stepmother who showed no affection for them at all.

    He died as result of cancer. His favourite party trick was to ask someone a date, and then tell them what day it fell on. He did not trust banks, and would walk around with a suitcase full of money. On one occasion he and his son, Paul went to visit his daughter Margot, who had just moved into a new house. When she asked him what she should plant in the garden, his answer was "Mielies"(Corn)!  [1
    Hebrew Birth 22 Tis 5637 
    Immigration Abt 1908  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hebrew Death 1 Tev 5714 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Residence Eschwege, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Duisburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Schweitzer Reinecke, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Johannesburg, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Dec 1953  Johannesburg, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1206  Blank Family
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2011 

    Father Stern 
    Family ID F12847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha Eichenberg,   b. 6 Oct 1889, Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1988, Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 1907  Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Abt 1914  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ilse Stern,   b. 21 Sep 1908, Zeerust, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1985, Johannesburg, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Hildegard Stern,   b. 25 Feb 1910, Johannesburg, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1990, Johannesburg, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Margot Stern,   b. 4 Mar 1912, Schweitzer Reinecke, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1982, Johannesburg, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Family ID F615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jenny Jordan,   b. 8 Apr 1889,   d. 10 Jul 1937  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1922 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID F5688  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Oct 1876 - Eschwege, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1907 - Goettingen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Abt 1908 - South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - Abt 1914 - South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Eschwege, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Duisburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Johannesburg, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1953 - Johannesburg, South Africa Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S207] E-mail message, from Stanley Fajans.


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