Monthly Archives: April 2013

Evolving Faith

Pfarrkirche Schottenfeld, Vienna A large question on the Eisler side of the family has always been “When did Papa stop being Jewish?” Such a strange way to phrase the complex ideas behind the question and yet it was said just … Continue reading

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Rosogliohändler, Eislers of Koryčany & Vienna

Rosogliohändler is my new favorite word of the week. Meaning-  A Merchant of Sweet Cordials.  I capitalized every word of that because it has taken me an entire lifetime to find this out. I come from a long line of … Continue reading

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Chasing Gringoire,1893

In 1893 Paul Eisler was an eighteen year old Viennese who was given this photograph by none other than the young lady featured, Miss Laurie Ehrenstein. She has scrawled across the top in a combination of old German Kurrent script … Continue reading

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Mail Call, 1903

Mail delivery occurred twice a day for Edith in New York City and the Ross family in Rutland,Vermont in 1903. Often times Edith would recount an audition outcome or a concert for her parents in the late afternoon or early … Continue reading

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Home in Rutland

I have often felt like I have reassembled my great grandparents lives from corners of libraries. If you aren’t familiar with some of my background stories you can read the Confession of the Garbage Bin and Your Heritage Will Be … Continue reading

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Arditi

Edward Vail Ross arrived by train on a late May evening in 1903 to visit with his daughter Edith. He had heard of her progress by way of her near daily letters home but had now arrived in New York … Continue reading

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Shirt Waist Fashion, 1903

Edith says, “I am sewing a good deal just now – Yesterday after lunch I went up to Kilmers and sewed all P.M. and we stayed well into the night and this A.M. finished my blue and white gingham waist, … Continue reading

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