Re: Benjamin and James VORZIMER

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>

Renee, you are wonderful! 

I theorized that the sons might have used their mother’s maiden name….(Wonder what the father did that both boys dropped his name)
but could not make the connection to the one in London.

Could you use your magic and see if you can find obits for her or the boys? 

Many thanks!

On Nov 22, 2019, at 12:57 AM, Renee Steinig <genmaven@...> wrote:

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...> asked about Bettina nee
WORMSER (1902 NYC - 1987) and her two sons, Benjamin VORZIMER (born
1924) and James VORZIMER (born c1930), whom she last saw on the 1940

The sons appear to have used the name Wormser.

Benjamin Vorzimer was born in Manhattan on 22 April 1924. Ancestry's
Public Records Index has two listings for a Benjamin Y. Wormser born
on that same date. Among his past addresses are several in Sherman,
Connecticut -- six miles from New Milford -- and one in White Plains,
New York. Edythe J. Wormser (born 1925) shows up at some of the same
addresses; she's probably the Edythe J. Krug who married Benjamin
Wormser in 1945 in Manhattan.

Ancestry also has records for a James Wormser with the same birth date
as James Vorzimer's (5 Nov. 1930), including a London death record (2
June 2004).

Confirmation that these are the right people comes from their
stepfather Paul Miller's obituary, which mentions, among other
relatives, his wife Bettina of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and sons
Benjamin Wormser of White Plains and James Wormser of London
(Baltimore Evening Sun, 5 Jul 1973, viewed on Paul
was buried in Shaarei Tfiloh Congregation Cemetery in Baltimore
County, Maryland. Last residence in his Social Security record: Poplar
Bluff, Missouri. You'll see that the obit mentions a daughter and
brother in Baltimore; perhaps he was visiting them.

According to, Benjamin Wormser died in July 2014;
last residence Sunny Isles, Florida. Edythe may still be alive. (Their
apartment is still listed in Miami-Dade property records -- .)

As for Bettina's burial place... Her parents are buried at Mount Neboh
in Queens. Perhaps check there?


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

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