Alfred Julius Herzenberg or Hermont

Male 1904 - 2000  (96 years)


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  • Name Alfred Julius Herzenberg or Hermont 
    Born 14 May 1904  Irkutsk, Irkutsk, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jul 2000  Houston, Harris, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4122  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2014 

    Father Julius or July Herzenberg,   b. 1871, Jelgava (Mitau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1932, Rīga, Rīga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Mery or Merija or Maria Herzenberg,   b. 1873, Rīga, Rīga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1937, of Houston, Harris, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years) 
    Married 1901  Karlbad (near Riga), Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phyllis Catherine or Kathryn Newmarker,   b. 2 Feb 1913, of Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 2000, , Bexar, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married Bef 1943  of Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mark Alfred Hermont,   b. 17 Jun 1943, , Harris, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1959, , Harris, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     2. Living
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Alfred legally adopted the name Alfred J. Hermont by 1948 when he was working for the Shell Co. He had "life membership" conferred on him in 1979 with the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

      2. Len Yodaiken notes children of Alfred and Phyllis as Eric and Jennie Hermont per his "The Herzenbergs of Piltene and Liepeja Latvia," 1 Jan 2001, copy in my possession. I find no evidence of an Eric and I wonder if this is an error for Mark Alfred Hermont, whom I can prove.

      BIOGRAPHY:
      1. 28 Jul 2007 Http://www.herzenberg.net/leo/htmlrh/Content.html copyrighted by Leo Herzenberg:
      "An meinen Sohn (To my son) Leonhard Herzenberg von (from) Robert Herzenberg. Memoirs written during the 1940's." Translated during the 1990's by Leonardo (Leonhard) Herzenberg. The entire memoir is quite lengthy and included in its entirety in my notes with Joseph Herzenberg, the original known ancestor, in this database. The following is only the portion dealing with this part of the family:
      "...JulIUS HERZENERG, the second son, studied at the Polytechnic in Riga and graduated as a chemical engineer shortly after Uncle Abraham's death. In the following summer he married the daughter of his cousin Louis, Mery Herzenberg from Riga. It was a love marriage. The wedding took place in Karlbad, on the Riga shore, where all Riga's and some of Mitau's families moved every summer, and most of them had established summer residences. That same night the house burned down, and only the naked lives were rescued.
      The parents bought him a gas light mantle factory in Berlin.[47] There their daughter Hedwig was born. When I was in Berlin in the October 1902, she lay in the cradle. The mantle undertaking soon went bankrupt. Julius never again worked as a chemical engineer. He left Berlin and Germany for ever. For a time he was in Irkutsk (in Russia, near lake Baikal) with representation, then back to Russia. There a son, Alfred (Fredy) was born. I did not hear much from them for a long time, after the revolution they were able to return to Latvia. Fredy went to the United States to study. Hedy married the Latvian architect Sproghe. Julius Herzenberg died soon after in Riga. Fredy came to Schenectady as an engineer at General Electric, then, in 1936 as an exploration engineer for Shell Oil in Houston, Texas, where he still works today (1940). In 1937 he brought his brother in law over, in 1938 Hedwig and Mery also came to Houston. Hedwig has a son Erik. So, the great-grandchild of Uncle Abraham, [48] Eric Sproghe, is the first half Latvian in out family. Fredy Married in Houston, but I do not know his wife's name."

      2. Ancestry.com's "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957":
      A. Arriving on the ship "Hamburg" 1 Nov 1930:
      Alfred Herzenberg, 26 years old, male, single, engineer, can read, english speaking, can write, nationality undetermined, Russian race, b. Berlin, Germany, reentry and immigration visa 641379/645201 issued at Washington DC on 14 Aug 1930, last permanent address was Schenectady, NY.
      B. Arriving on the ship "Normandie" 21 Oct 1935:
      Alfred Herzenberg, 31 years old, male, single, naturalized at the District Court of Boston, Mass. 1935 - Pass. 235704, last domicile: General Electric Co. in Pittsfield, Mass.

      DEATH:
      1. Ancestry.com's "Texas Death Index": Alfred Julius Hermont, d. 19 Jul 2000 in Harris Co.

      2. Social Security Death Index: Alfred J. Hermont, b. 14 May 1904, d. 19 Jul 2000 in Houston, Harris, Texas.

      ~ORDINANCES: Verified 4 Aug 2007.
      BAPTISM: Submission 4-4527-8833-6552-145.
      ENDOWMENT: Submission 4-4584-7492-1412-420.
      SEALING TO PARENTS: Submission 4-4584-7492-1412-420.
      SEALING TO SPOUSE:

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. Leonardo Herzenberg http://www.herzenberg.net/

      2. Website of Peter Bruce Herzenberg of London, England (since relocated to South Africa). Website is no longer functioning as of 7 Aug 2007. Copies of much of his data from the website in my possession.