Please help me find any death and burial information for my Great Aunt, Elsa (Elsie) KNEDEL-KENDALL born on April 14, 1892 in Vienna #austria-czech #usa


Please help me find any death and burial information for my Great Aunt, Elsa Elbogen Knedel born on April 14, 1892 in Vienna. She married Julius Knedel on September 9, 1917. They had one child, Robert. She and Juius divorced on 27 Feb 1927. Her son Robert preceded her arrival in the U.S. and served in the U.S. Army during WW II. I believe that Elsa was a hidden Jew in Vienna during the 1938-1944 period, either in the city or elsewhere. She returned to Vienna in 1944/5 and then immigrated, via London, to be with her son in the US. She became Elsa KENDALL. (U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) Name: Elsa Knedel [Elsa Kendall], Court District: New York, Date of Action: 17 Nov 1952. Elsa was living at 624 Delavan Avenue in the 1953-1957 city directories for Buffalo NY and as Elsie Kendall in the 1950 census. The most recent Buffalo city directory is for 1960. Elsa Kendall is listed as a baby sitter living at 624 Delavan Av. What happened to her? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thomas Anders,  South Dartmouth MA   <tfanders@...>

Karen <kgschneider@...>

Hi Thomas,

Ancestry lists an Else B. Kendall, died 15 Aug 1964, residing in Black Rock, Erie, NY (about 5 miles from downtown Buffalo). There is also an Else B. Kendall buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo. The cemetery seems to have excellent online records.  This Else was born in Vienna, Austria, was 72 when she died, resided at 694 W. Delavan Ave., nearest relative was son Robert Kendall, and her father was Julius Elbogen. So it appears this could be your great aunt.
And you can also use this link and input Else Kendall in the search function for more information:

Good luck,
Karen Schneider

Karen Schneider