Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
According to a family history, my relative Louis POSNER was born in Breslau,
now Wroclaw, Poland. He was one of 7 children, all of whom are listed in the
family history. I was able to verify the names & births of 5 of these 7
siblings >from Breslau records on LDS microfilm; they were born between 1820
Also according to this family history, Louis got so seriously into debt as a
young man that he went to England to avoid imprisonment. There he got his
head together & married, eventually returning to Germany.
The fog on this family lifts some decades later. His two sons William [not
Wilhelm] and Rudolf settled in Pforzheim, Germany, where they were partners
in a jewelry business. I got my first hint of their existence on finding a
telegram with their business logo on it to my grandfather, regarding his
purchase of his wedding rings >from his older cousins.
from the Pforzheim city archives, I've learned that William was born in 1862and Rudolf in 1870, though not where.
I have been unable to learn the name of Louis POSNER's wife.
I have just searched a commercial index of UK births for Willam and Rudolf,
but haven't found them. I also searched the same source for Louis POSNER's
marriage, and found nothing.
Does anyone know of a source in England regarding immigration, or
registration of non-citizens which might contain interesting information? Or
any other way in which I might learn the name of his wife?
Incidentally, Rudolf is the father of Dr. Laura PERLS, one of the founders
of Gestalt Therapy.
Thanks for help with search tips!