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Fridel Grafenberg

Fridel Grafenberg

Female 1892 - 1967  (74 years)

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  • Name Fridel Grafenberg 
    Born 12 Jul 1892  Frankfurt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Biography My grandmother, Friedel (Grafenberg) Halberstadt was a very colorful person during the 1st half of her life. She was very beautiful, loved to dress up in exotic "costumes," and I guess was often the life of the party.

    Her real claim to fame, though, was that she was the first woman in Frankfurt to have a driver's license and drove all over in her red convertible NSU, comparable to today's BMW. She was the founder of FDAC, the Frankfurter Damen Auto Club.

    All her life, she maintained a great interest in cars, though she became decidedly more dour as she aged, especially after her husband died.

    My grandparents were exceptionally kind, generous and warm
    people. My grandmother was famous for her hostessing and fabulous
    meals that she cooked up. I grew up just 10 min. away from them and
    spent many weekends, holidays, etc. at their home. My mother carried
    on the great hostessing tradition and was really very gifted in this
    area. She was a charming, elegant and classy woman.

    Submitted by daughter -- Dorothy Lepoff.  [1
    Hebrew Birth 17 Tam 5652 
    Holocaust An interesting part of my father's life is that after he and his parents
    sailed to New York in `36, they stayed here only a few days, as they
    were only on a visitor's visa.

    In order to obtain an immigration visa, they all had to leave the country, and thus went to Bermuda for 3 days, obtained an immigration visa from the consulate there, (my grandfather apparently had connections in the Bermuda consulate), and
    then could legally return to the U.S. as immigrants.

    This whole thing was due to the quotas and other American bureaucratic demands of FDR, who as you know, was not very sympathetic to the plight of Jews. 
    Immigration 24 Dec 1936  New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Hebrew Death 9 Siv 5727 
    Residence Frankfurt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Hollywood, FL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Hallandale, FL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Social Security Number 463-34-7963 
    Died 17 Jun 1967  Hallandale, FL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1586  Blank Family
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2010 

    Father Prof Selly Grafenberg,   b. 12 Jan 1863, Adelebsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1921, Frankfurt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Olga Helft,   b. 9 Jan 1867, Bleicherode, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943, Auschwitz CC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1891  Bleicherode, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julius Halstead(Halberstadt),   b. 9 Sep 1883, Dauernheim Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1939, New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1912  Frankfurt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ernest J. Halstead,   b. 19 Nov 1912, Frankfurt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1997, Hastings on the Hudson, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Walter K. Halstead,   b. 25 Jan 1916, Frankfurt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 2004, Worcester, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Paul K. Halstead,   b. 29 Sep 1917, Frankfurt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 2003, Scottsdale, AZ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Family ID F756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jul 1892 - Frankfurt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jan 1912 - Frankfurt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 24 Dec 1936 - New York, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Frankfurt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - New York, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Hollywood, FL, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Hallandale, FL, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jun 1967 - Hallandale, FL, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Friedel Halstead
    Friedel Halstead

  • Sources 
    1. [S51] E-mail message, from Dorothy Lepoff, ID # 1636.

    2. [S171] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 , Ancestry, Monarch of Bermuda from Hamilton, Bermuda.


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