Edgar Brenson

Male 1884 - Bef 1886  (~ 2 years)


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  • Name Edgar Brenson 
    Born Feb 1884  Subbath, Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Aug 1886  Jelgava (Mitau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3158  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2014 

    Father Isidor Brensohn or Brenson,   b. 27 Sep 1854, Jelgava (Mitau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1928, Rīga, Rīga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Klara or Clara Herzenberg,   b. 4 Dec 1859, Jelgava (Mitau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1939, Rīga, Rīga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 12 May 1883  Mitau, Kurland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subate accessed 11 Jan 2009:
      "Subate in Latvia near the border with Lithuania. Subate is located in Selonia, the eastern part of the Zemgale region, 40 km west of Daugavpils.
      In 1570 Gotthard Kettler, the first Duke of Courland and Semigallia, granted the Baltic German Plater family, the dominant nobles throughout southeastern Latvia, an estate at the lake of Subate, and Alt-Subbath (Old Subbath) was established. After the Counter-Reformation, the Plater-Sybergs (Polish: Plater-Zyberk) converted to Catholicism, founding a mission with the intention of converting their serfs, and the Lutherans moved across the lake in protest, creating Neu-Subbath (New Subbath); the two towns were joined in 1894. By the late 19th century Jews composed about half of the population, and in 1914 there were ca. 2300 inhabitants. The town traded primarily in Lithuanian flax, but this trade languished after World War I. Almost all of Subate's Jews were brutally murdered in the Stahlecker phase of the Holocaust in 1941.
      References:
      Arveds Svobe, ed.: Latvyu enciklpedija. Stockholm: Tris Zvaignznes, 1952-1953.
      Shtetl Focus: Subate <http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia/subate.html>. Retrieved 25. II. 2006."

      BIRTH:
      1. The following are partial transcriptions from a lengthy biography entitled: "Sketches from my Life Especially of my Youth. By Isidorus Brennsohn, M.D." See the notes for Isidorus in this database for a full transcription of the 138 page manuscript as provided to me by Nina Kossman, a descendant of Brennsohn. The following excerpt gives information on the birth and death of Isidorus' son Edgar:
      "I returned to Mitau and after some consideration decided to accept a parish post in Subbath in Kurland...
      A few months later, on 12 May 1883, our wedding took place in Mitau...
      We traveled back to Subbath on May 16...
      The year 1883 ended uneventfully for us. February 1884, however, brought the birth of our oldest child, a boy, whom we named Edgar. I wasn't fond of the ancient ritual of circumcision (circumcisio), which does have some hygienic advantages, but I allowed it to be done. The boy thrived on his mother's milk and grew big and strong. In June we took our child to Dubbeln at the Riga beach, to spend the summer with parents...
      It was clear that I could no longer practice in the country. Moreover, something happened that totally changed our family situation-the sudden death of my father-in-law in July of that same summer. At the end of August 1884 I traveled to Subbath to dissolve our household and say goodbye to my patients. Three years of my young life I had spent in this remote corner of Kurland...
      With the move to Mitau I started the second period of my life... Shortly after my settling there I began to take an interest in orthopedics. Next, in the late summer of 1886, my wife and I traveled to lovely Kösen in Thüringen, to find in the quiet and solitude of the forest some easing of the grief over the loss of our oldest child..."