Julius or July Herzenberg

Male 1871 - 1932  (61 years)


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  • Name Julius or July Herzenberg 
    Born 1871  Jelgava (Mitau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Dec 1932  Rīga, Rīga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4056  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2014 

    Father Abraham Herzenberg,   b. Abt 1840, of Pilten (Piltene), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1900, Jelgava (Mitau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Therese or Taube Herzenberg,   b. 10 Nov 1846, Pilten (Piltene), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1931, Rīga, Rīga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Bef 1867  of Jelgava (Mitau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1666  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. Hedwig Herzenberg,   b. Abt 1901, Berlin, Berlin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1990, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
    +2. Alfred Julius Herzenberg or Hermont,   b. 14 May 1904, Irkutsk, Irkutsk, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 2000, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Courland (Kurzeme in Latvian, Kurland in German) is the historically distinct area of modern day Latvia bounded by the Baltic Sea to the west, Lithuania to the south, and the Dvina River (now Daugava) to the North. Its historic capital was Mitau (now Jelgava). It had ice-free Baltic ports with commercial and strategic importance. At its height Courland was a prosperous and cultured German-speaking Duchy. Courland was a separate Gubernia (Province) of the Russian Empire from 1797-1918. 50-60% of the Jews living in Riga just north of Courland had family roots in Courland. The names of the various towns have changed now that the area is part of Latvia (new-old as of early 1900s):
      Aizpute-Hasenpoth
      Jelgava-Mitau
      Kuldiga-Goldingen
      Liepaja-Libau
      Piltene-Pilten
      Talsi-Talsen
      Ventspils-Windau

      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. He indicates references by codes, which pertain to the original source and file held in his database, which I have not seen. I have no key to the sources except HL is Leonardo Herzenberg, HG is Gail Herzenberg, PC is probably Piltene Cemetery records, LA is probably Latvian Archives, FA is probably Aleksandrs Feigmanis (Latvian researcher hired by Harold Hodes), and YL is Len Yodaiken (Israeli researcher hired by Harold Hodes); however, he lists the main researchers and their contributions in a lengthy report which I include in full in the notes of the earliest Herzenberg of this database. In regards to this individual:
      HL 108/042 and EA shows b. 1873 at Mitau, d. 3 Dec 1932 at Riga, md. to Mery Herzenberg.
      Was a chemical engineer. Lived in Tallinn, Estonia.

      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."

      MARRIAGE:
      1. Ancestry.com's "Latvia: Riga Jewish Marriages, 1854-1921": "July Herzenberg, md. 1901 to Mary Herzenberg."

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