I am relatively new to this group and have been reading with amazement the
information that has come forward on so many names and families.
I have little information on my family other than my gr grandfather, Samuel
REITER, arrived in the US >from Vienna on 8/19/1897 and was met by his mother
Mary ROSENFELD (dob 8/8/1858 - Vienna). She was now remarried to Bernard
ROSENFELD, previously married to Solomon REITER who was reported to have
committed suicide in Austria after their divorce although I'm not sure of
these *facts*. Samuel's dob was 8/13/1882 (Vienna) He married Lottie HART
(dob 5/1883 - Vienna) in the U.S. around 1903 according to the 1910 U.S.
census. I have not been able to locate any immigration manifest of her
arrival here. We believe Lottie's mother's name was Tillie and she was
previously married to someone named FORMAN as Lottie had an older half
brother who emigrated here by the name of Morris FORMAN. Morris married a
woman >from England named Matilda (Tillie) PETERS and subsequently had a son
named Phillip FORMAN who became a federal judge in Trenton N.J. and
administered U.S. citizenship to Albert Einstein. They also had another son
Lottie was also supposed to have had two sisters in Vienna who owned either
a perfume or cosmetics factory but I don't have their names or their married
names. The family tried to find them after the war through the Red Cross
but there was no information available, so they were told.
Since each of the U.S. census forms have different dates of arrival and
naturalization for the ROSENFELDS, REITERS and FORMANS, it is difficult to
determine which are correct. I have written to the Department of Homeland
Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, for copies of Samuel's
naturalization application (and his family's) but have not received a
response as yet.
Any information regarding these families will be appreciated.
Researching: BENNETT, FORMAN, HANKE, HART, PASCHEN, ROSENFELD,
BARENFELD/BERNFELD, FINVER, ROSENBERG, MORA, WINTER, BLUMENTHAL