Ernst WEIL, born 1880 Eschwege, Germany > ? #general


Reuven Mohr
 

I'm trying to find out the fate of Ernst (maybe Ernest) WEIL, a first cousin of my
grandmother.

He was born 25 Jun 1880 in Eschwege, Hesse, Germany. His mother was Henriette nee
KATZENSTEIN >from Eschwege. His father Heinrich WEIL, a merchant, was born 1845 in
Frankenthal, Palatinate. Heinrich and Henriette first lived in Ludwigshafen/Rhein,
where their first two sons were born, Eduard (1876) and Oscar/Oskar (1877). In 1878
they moved to Eschwege, where Ernst was born.

The Eschwege registration card for the family says that Ernst, still single,
relocated to Mannheim by 01 Oct 1899. My emails to Mannheim municipality and
archives were not answered, but a friend checked for me relevant sources there and
says there was no Ernst Weil at this time. >from Ludwigshafen, where archives staff
is very helpful, I was told that no Ernst Weil lived there at the time. Ernst does
not appear among German holocaust victims. It looks very much like he emigrated.
He had relatives in USA, especially CT and NY. In the late 1930ies some relatives
went to South Africa. But maybe also Australia was a possible destination.
The Ellis Island site has no exact match.

I wonder if somebody on the list has access to further sources to check for him.

Thanks in advance.

Reuven Mohr
Israel

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