Re: Cejka and konig #austria-czech


Alan Cohen
 

With reference to Erika's assertion of being "Austrian" having more cachet, my grandfather's second wife Paula claimed to be Austrian and a cook at the Emperor's court. 
I have recently found her birth and first marriage certificates which show she was born at Graetz in 1901. There is a Gratz in Austria but between 1815 and 1918 Paula's birthplace of Graetz was part of Prussia, before 1815 and from 1918 until today it has been in Poland and correctly named Grodzisk Wielkopolski,  
So Paula was never Austrian but she was definitely a great cook.
The moral is never believe family lore unless there is documentary proof.
Alan Cohen

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