German SIG #Germany Figure skating history/Martin GORDAN #germany


Ryan Stevens <N_N_23@...>
 

Hello,

I'm based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and I write about figure (ice)
skating history.

I'm currently researching a German figure skater of note >from the early
twentieth century named Martin GORDAN. He was also a press photographer
of note who founded the Berliner Illustrationsgesellschaft in 1900.

Modern accounts note that he was the son of a wealthy Jewish shoe merchant
in Berlin. My research leads me to believe that his father may have been
Louis GORDAN, the owner of a store called Gordan & Burchard.

I've been unable to clearly ascertain a birth or death date for either
Martin GORDAN or Louis GORDAN >from Ancestry/FamilySearch/Geni, let alone
any firm details of his family and I'm kind of at a crossroads with
my research as a result. One modern account lists Martin's birth year
as 1883, but this is uncited and may be incorrect.

Any suggestions as to accessible digitized resources I could consult or
information about Martin or Louis GORDAN would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, Ryan Stevens, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada N_N_23@hotmail.com

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