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Biographical Sketch of Henri S. Rigo

Rigo, Henri S.; chef, Hollenden Hotel; born, Vienna, Austria, Feb. 9, 1882; son of Simon and Hedwig Filler Rigo; educated in public schools in Vienna; at the age of 14, went to Paris, and served two years’ apprenticeship in cooking masters business; studied four years in London; married, Feb. 22, 1906, Miss Katherine O’Shea; while in London, chef at the Mount Ephraim Hotel, and for Lord Lambington, one year; came to New York, and worked in Cafe Martin for one year; went to Florida; in the Royal Poinciona Hotel, at Palm Beach; then in West Virginia for six months; returned to Vienna for a few months; came to Cleveland, soon after returned to America; chef of Hollenden Grill Room for eight months; then made chef of the general dining room; has 95 people under his employ, 35 of whom are cooks; member Biglow Lodge, No. 54, A. F. & A. M., and a Chapter Mason. Recreation: Horseback...

Neuberger, Erna Silbermann Mrs. – Obituary

Erna Silbermann Neuberger, 88, of Baker City, died Dec. 28, 2005, at her home. Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Beth Israel Cemetery in Portland. Erna was born on Sept. 15, 1917, at Vienna, Austria. She was a daughter of Chaim Hersch Silbermann and Gisela Wolf Silbermann. She attended school at Vienna and then became a dressmaker, working for a high-fashion shop that catered to affluent people like Marlene Dietrich, who had her suits made there. With Germany’s annexation of Austria in March 1938, Austria became an increasingly dangerous place in which to live for the Jewish people. A cousin of Erna’s obtained a permit for her to live in England with her and Erna left Austria in the fall of 1938. Erna’s father, a clothing store owner in Vienna, refused to leave his native Austria. Even though Erna tried to keep in touch with her father through a cousin in Switzerland, she eventually lost touch with him and presumed that he died a victim of the Holocaust. The last time Erna saw her father was when he was standing on the platform in Vienna when she boarded the train for England. In 1943, Erna met Gert Neuberger in England when her sister-in-law (Gert’s cousin) introduced them. They were married in a synagogue in the London, England, suburb In St. John’s Wood on Jan. 16, 1944. In October 1945, six months after the end of war in Europe, Gert was discharged from the U.S. Army and returned home. A few months after his return, Erna joined him in Baker City. Gert returned to the furniture...

Biography of Frank Edward Dow

FRANK EDWARD DOW, M. D. – Dow is one of the oldest family names known in England. It goes back to the beginning of the use of family names. The American family traces its ancestry back to: (I) John Dow, who died at Tylner, Norfolk County, England, in July, 1581, and mentioned in his will two brothers, William and Thomas, and three children, Thomas, John and Edith. (II) Thomas Dow was born in Tylner, and lived afterward in Runham, Norfolk. He married Margaret (surname unknown) and had children: Henry, of further mention; Christopher; and two daughters. (III) Henry Dow, son of Thomas Dow, was born in County Norfolk, England, and lived at Runham. He married Elizabeth and their children were: Thomas, of further mention; Henry, born about 1608, and settled in Hampton, New Hampshire; and Edward; Mary; Francis; and William. (IV) Thomas Dow (2), son of Henry Dow, was the immigrant ancestor, an early settler of Newbury, Massachusetts, admitted freeman June 22, 1642. He bought a house and land in Newbury in 1648, and removed to Haverhill, where he died May 31, 1654. His nuncupative will was dated May 29, 1654, and proved February 2, 1656. He married Phoebe (surname unknown), and they were the parents of John, of further mention; Thomas; Stephen; Mary; and Martha. (V) John (2) Dow, son of Thomas (2) Dow, was born about 1640, married October 23, 1665, Mary Page, and had a son, John, ancestor of the Atkinson, New Hampshire family of Dow. (VI) John (3) Dow, son of John (2) Dow, was born in 1672 and married, May 23, 1696, Sarah Brown;...

Biography of Cyrus Strong Merrill, M. D.

CYRUS STRONG MERRILL, M. D. AMONG the noted professional men of Albany no name shines with greater resplendency in a special department of science than that of Dr. C. S. Merrill, the eminent oculist and aurist. On the 21st of September, 1847, in the town of Bridport, Vermont, he first saw the light. His parents were Edward Henry Merrill and Sarah Wilson Strong, whose ancestors were among the earliest settlers of that state and exerted a marked influence on its affairs before, as well as since the revolution. From his earliest years the natural inclination of his genius was plainly manifested. While a mere boy he delighted in the studies of natural science, especially in anatomy, physiology and chemistry. He was thus, unconsciously, laying the foundation of his future celebrity as a physician; and while other boys of his age were indulging in the more boisterous sports of the town or field, or wasting their time in idleness, young Merrill was absorbed with books illustrative of the first principles of medical science. His parents, witnessing with pleasure his studious habits, determined to gratify his tastes by giving him a liberal education, and accordingly he was early placed under the care of competent private tutors. He was next sent to the Newton academy, where his acquisition of knowledge was very rapid, and where he was carefully prepared for college. In 1863, he entered Middlebury College, where he remained for one year and then went to Amherst College, “beautiful for situation,” and so noted a seat of learning. It was then under the presidency of the late venerable Dr. Stearns, and...

Danilovich, Juliane Panek Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Oregon Juliane Danilovich, 83, of Union and formerly of La Grande, died Feb. 9, 2002, at her daughter’s home after a battle with cancer. There will be a Celebration of Life service at 4 p.m. Friday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., in La Grande. The Rev. Doug Hale will officiate. There will be a potluck afterward at the chapel. Mrs. Danilovich was born on Oct. 10, 1919, at Vienna, Austria, to Joseph and Maria Krula Panek. She met and married William Gschwandtner at Radstadt, Austria, where she worked in a bookstore. They had one daughter, Gertraud Gschwandtner. William was killed during World War II when his transport was destroyed returning to the Russian front. Juliane worked for five years in Salzburg as a medical transcriptionist in the morgue of a hospital. During this time, she married Dragoslav Danilovich and they immigrated to the United States in 1950. They settled in the suburbs of Chicago, where they both were employed by the U.S. Postal Service. Juliane spoke German, French, Yugoslav and English. She was an accomplished skier and mountain climber. She moved to La Grande to be near her daughter in 1980, shortly after her husband’s death. During her retirement she enjoyed fishing, gardening, westerns, crossword puzzles, symphony music, books, family and good food. Survivors include her daughter, Erika Danilovich of Union; grandchildren, Krystal and Amber Giambitti and Shawnna and Tony Danilovich. She lived with her one great-granddaughter, Selena Giambitti. She possibly is survived by Gertraude Gschwandtner of Austria, who the family has been trying to locate. Other relatives include her daughter, Brigitte Margiotta of La Grande...
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