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Gabriel William Herzenberg

Male 1900 - 1985  (84 years)

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  • Name Gabriel William Herzenberg 
    Born 19 Jul 1900  Liepaja (Libau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 1985  Chevy Chase, Montgomery, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4246  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    Father Adolphe or Avraham Elchanan Herzenberg,   b. Abt 1870, Aizpute (Hazenpoth) or Grobina, Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1941, RÄ«ga, RÄ«ga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Lydia or Liebe Reyvid or Raivid,   b. Abt 1879, of TelÅ¡iai, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1926, Liepaja (Libau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Family ID F1951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Toba Schloss or Schlosky,   b. 17 May 1911, , , Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1997, North Bethesda, , Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 31 May 1938  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Living
     2. Gail Joanne Herzenberg,   b. 26 Apr 1945, Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 2013, Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 28 May 2021 
    Family ID F2011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1.'s "New York Passenger Lists": 15 Sep 1928, Ship Voordam sailing from Rotterdam, Gabriel Herzenberg, Lat. Heb., age 28, engineer, speaks German, married, b. at Lebau, Latvia, visa issued at Riga, Russia 16 Aug 1928, last permanent address was Lebau, Latvia.

      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:
      HG016 note Gabriel William b. 19 Jul 1900 and d. 27 May 1985 at Chevy Chase, MD, md. to Schloss.
      Mechanical Engineer. Born in 1900, moved to US in 1928 where he attained a masters degree in civil engineering in Pittsburgh.

      3. 22 Aug 2009 Ron Lapid wrote: My grand mother's sister Lydia/Liba Raivid married Adolph (Abraham Elchanan) Herzenberg. They had three sons: Leo, Gabriel Willy and Irving Herzenberg. They were first cousins of my late father. Leo had a daughter Lilly. Lilly married Julius Farkas and they had a son Daniel. I am in close contact with Dani, and in fact he and his wife Dalia had dinner here last night. On Dani's behalf I am extending my efforts
      beyond the descendants of Adolph and Lydia.
      Ron Lapid
      8/7 Halamed Heh St.
      Ra'anana 43341, ISRAEL
      Phone & Fax +972-9-774-5407
      Cell +972-52-3566-155
      Skype: ronlapid1155

      4. From Ron Lapid's email dated 3 Aug 2010 (Ron's ancestor was the sister to Lydia Raivid):
      "GABRIEL William6 Herzenberg (Lydia (Liebe)5 Raivid, Dov (Ber/Berel) Zussman4, Abram3, Yankel2, Abram1) was born 19 Jul 1900 in Liepaja/Libau, Courland, Latvia, and died 27 May 1985 in Chevy Chase, Montgomery, MD. He married TOBA SCHLOSS 31 May 1938 in Washington, DC, daughter of Samuel SCHLOSKY and CLARA. She was born 17 May 1911 in PA, and died 10 May 1997 in Rockville, Montgomery, MD.
      Notes for GABRIEL William Herzenberg: SSN 578-03-3848. 1923- was living in Libau, Latvia. A mechanical engineer. 5.9.1928- Immigration via Rotterdam. Age 28. Known as "Willy." Married twice- Tova was second wife - (Source unknown, and fact not clear) - [KP: This looks suspicious escpeially considering the closeness of Toba and Tova.] Notes for TOBA SCHLOSS: 1920 Census- Aged 8 and a half. Living in DC with parents and brother Leo. SSN 577-48-7465.
      "My mother always used Schloss, but her parents used Schlosky. As far as marriage, my parents got married in Wash DC in 1938, but I just can't remember the date." (Source: Berl Herzenberg, October 2009)
      Children of GABRIEL Herzenberg and TOBA SCHLOSS are:
      i. BERL Jacob7 Herzenberg, b. 07 May 1942, Washington, DC; m. JOANNE MAFUCCI; b. 1940. Notes for BERL Jacob Herzenberg: Hebrew name: Dov. Works in computers. 2009- Separated from Joanne- no children. Until then lived and worked in DC. 06.2010 - Lives in North Bethesda, Maryland.
      ii. GAIL JOANNE Herzenberg, b. 26 Apr 1945, Washington, DC.

      5. Email dated 22 Jan 2018 from Gilda Kurtzman of Petach Tikva, Israel : "Outline Descendant Report for Yosef Herzenberg:
      1 Yosef Herzenberg
      + Rebecca Iddelson
      2 Tzvi Hirsch Herzenberg b: 1836 in Libau, Latvia, d: 1925 in Libau, Latvia
      + Lena Kramer b: Abt. 1834 in Libau, Latvia, d: Nov 27, 1929 in Libau, Latvia
      3 Adolph HERZENBERG b: Abt. 1870 in Aizpute (Hazenpoth) or Grobin, Courland, Latvia, d: Dec 1941 in Lativa, Holocaust
      + Lydia RAIVID b: Abt. 1879 in Possibly Telsiai, d: Sep 08, 1926 in Libau, Latvia
      4 Leo HERZENBERG b: Jan 04, 1899 in Lativa, d: Mar 06, 1971 in Tel Aviv, Israel
      + Lucy ??? b: Abt. 1900 in Lithuania, m: Bef. 1927 in Lithuania, d: Aug 01, 1969 in Wiesbaden,
      5 Lilli HERZENBERG b: Mar 17, 1928 in Lithuania, d: May 29, 2000 in Wiesbaden, Germany
      + Julius FARKAS b: Jul 02, 1910 in Frankfurt, Germany, m: Jun 27, 1950 in Tel Aviv, Israel, d: Jun 10, 1996 in Wiesbaden, Germany
      6 Daniel Josef FARKAS b: Jul 30, 1956 in Wiesbaden, Germany
      + Dalia MIZRACHI b: Sep 11, 1957 in Tel Aviv, Israel, m: Aug 25, 1980 in Wiesbaden, Germany
      7 Inbal FARKAS b: Feb 26, 1982 in Wiesbaden, Germany
      + Shmuel COHEN m: Nov 17, 2011 in Haifa, Israel
      7 Chaim FARKAS b: Jun 01, 1985 in Holon, Israel
      + Adva MADANES m: Jun 10, 2016 in Chavat Ronit, Israel
      7 Avital FARKAS b: Nov 14, 1991 in Holon, Israel
      4 Gabriel William HERZENBERG b: Jul 19, 1900 in Libau, Latvia, d: May 27, 1985 in Chevy Chase, MD
      + Toba SCHLOSS b: May 17, 1911 in Pennsylvania, m: May 31, 1938 in Washington, DC, d: May 10, 1997 in North Bethesda, MD
      5 Berl Jacob HERZENBERG b: May 07, 1942 in Washington, DC
      + Joanne MAFUCCI b: 1940
      5 Gail Joanne HERZENBERG b: Apr 26, 1945 in Washington, DC, d: Jan 17, 2013
      + Jerrold Leslie ZIMMERMAN b: Jan 04, 1946, m: May 30, 1970
      6 Joanna Herzenberg ZIMMERMAN b: Feb 22, 1978 in Richmond, VA
      + Jonathan Paul LACROIX b: Sep 01, 1962, m: Jul 08, 2005 in Lexington, VA
      7 Tova ZIMMERMAN LACROIX b: May 20, 2008 in Virginia
      6 Noah Herzenberg ZIMMERMAN b: Sep 28, 1981 in Washington, DC
      4 Irving HERZENBERG b: Nov 03, 1903 in Libau, Latvia, d: Apr 27, 1964 in New York City, NY
      + Janice WILE b: May 15, 1913 in New York, m: Feb 04, 1937 in New York City, NY, d: Nov 07, 1982 in Burlington, VT
      5 Linda HERZENBERG b: Jun 21, 1942 in New York
      + Peter W. SPARKS b: Mar 15, 1942, m: Feb 08, 1964 in Burlington, VT
      6 Lauren SPARKS b: Sep 18, 1964 in Burlington, VT.
      + Timothy E. WRIGHT b: Oct 16, 1963, m: Jun 11, 1995 in Vermont
      7 Liam WRIGHT b: Feb 13, 1998 in Concord, NH
      7 Garret WRIGHT b: Jul 15, 1999 in Concord, NH
      6 Jennifer SPARKS b: Mar 04, 1967 in Burlington, VT.
      + Ari GOLDSTEIN m: Dec 28, 2002 in Jackson Hall, WY
      7 Beatarix GOLDSTEIN b: Feb 27, 2006 in Jackson Hall, WY
      5 Carol Joan HERZENBERG b: May 08, 1944 in New York
      + Jake Simon MEYER
      6 Cecelia MEYER b: 1971
      6 Danielle Neva MEYER b: Apr 29, 1978 in El Paso County, TX
      + Andrew Eric GEISHEIMER b: Sep 01, 1977, m: Nov 02, 2009 in Adams, CO
      6 Jared Cephas MEYER b: Aug 06, 1980 in El Paso County, TX
      3 Edward Herzenberg
      3 Max Herzenberg
      3 Joseph Jacob Herzenberg
      3 Sarah Herzenberg
      3 Willy Gabriel Herzenberg"

      1. Social Security Death Index: Gabriel Herzenberg, b. 19 Jul 1900, d. May 1985 at Chevy Chase, Montgomery, Maryland, ssn 578-03-3848 iss. in District of Columbia bef. 1951.

      1. I have on file a photo of Lena (Kramer) Herzenberg and her descendants taken circa 1927 from Ron Lapid per his email dated 3 Aug 2010 . (Ron's ancestor was the sister to Lydia Raivid and he is not of direct Herzenberg descendancy). The photo is originally from Gail J. Herzenberg and apparently is the same one Peter Bruce Herzenberg references in his notes from Gail. Names are penciled in by Ron after his analysis and in corroboration with Gail. I have a copy of the photo on file. Ron notes: After studying the photo and estimating the ages, I concluded that this photo was taken about 1927 and not 1920 as previously thought. (Lina is in the photo, who died 27 Nov 1929 - but Lydia, who died 8 Sep 1926 is not there.). He also makes the sober comment that everyone in the photo dies in the Holocaust except Tauby who is still alive. Included in the photo are:
      -Lena (at an advanced age).
      -Lena's sons (missing Max Mordechai and Edward):
      -Adolf (Avraham) with no wife but with adult son Leon standing behind Adolf resting a hand on Adolf's shoulder. Leon's name is an error and the son is confirmed by Gail as her father Willy Gabriel.
      -Willy Gabriel, wife Sarah Hellman, dau. Frieda, sons Eliezer, Joseph, Zvi (Harry).
      -Joseph Jacov, wife Rachel Freudberg, children Klara, Taube, Nichole, Bernie, Judith; son Willy is missing from photo.
      -Lena's daughter Sarah Levenstein (seated) and unidentified girl standing behind her with resting an arm on Sarah's shoulder who could be Sarah's daughter Hinda. No husband shown (deceased?) for Sarah. Both seem to be wearing black in the photo (perhaps a sign of mourning?).
      -One unidentified adult male sitting on Lena's immediate left (Adolphe sitting in same position on opposite side of Lena). By looks, he appears same age as other brothers. Could this be Max Mordechai (without his wife and Children) or even Edward (on a visit back from the US)?