Al Lederer #germany #announcements

Ralph Baer

I was informed by his son, Philip, that genealogist Al Lederer, a retired professor at the University of Kentucky, passed away on October 4.

Al and I shared an interest in the former Jewish community of Forchheim (Landkreis Forchheim, Bavaria) as well as the cemetery in Baiersdorf (Landkreis Erlangen-Höchstadt, Bavaria) which served Forchheim, Baiersdorf and other nearby communities. He was instrumental in seeing that the cemetery documentation was completed. He also led the effort which resulted in Rolf Kießling of Forchheim receiving an Obermayer German-Jewish History Award in 2013.

Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC

John Anderson

I am saddened to hear of Al’s passing. He was a 4th cousin of mine, but I felt a closer kinship to him due to the many years we collaborated on the MILIUS line, our common ancestral connection.

John Anderson,
Orlando, Fl


This is sad news.  Al and I had corresponded about our shared heritage in Muhlhausen, Bavaria and worked together on researching the Reizenstein family history.  In addition to being a talented researcher, Al was a kind and generous soul.  May his memory be a blessing.

Larry Meyer
Kensington, MD