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Herman and Katherine or Catherine EVERS-ELFERS, adopted my mother in NYC, NY 1925. My mother's b. Annibrita d'WAINIO, a Fin, was orphaned-her mother died and left her father with five young children. The youngest three were put up for adoption, 2 were adopted, the other adopted one a son, by a MAXWELL family.

Birth:
23 Oct 1877 1
Daveden Pro Hannover, Germany 2
Death:
Sept 1960 3
Manhatten, , New York, USA 3
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Marie Louise ELFERS-LEWIS, Acton, CA abt 1965
Marie Louise ELFERS-LEWIS, Acton, CA abt 1965
This is my mother abt., 1965 in Acton, CA- her "real" father Frank d'WAINIO, live in Southern CA- at that time.
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My mother about 1925-6 in NYC, with her "adopted" brother William ELFERS.
Lora Margaret LEWIS-HANDIBOE b. DC
Lora Margaret LEWIS-HANDIBOE b. DC
Lora Margaret LEWIS,Abt 1954 University Park, MD
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Birth:
23 Oct 1877 1
Daveden Pro Hannover, Germany 1
Male 1
Death:
Sept 1960 2
Manhatten, , New York, USA 2
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Marriage:
Catherine or Katherine EVERS 1
1907 1
New York 1
To: 1960 1
Marriage:
To: 1960-death 3
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Race or Ethnicity:
German-Caucasian 1
Employment:
Employer: Self and partner attorney 3
Position: owner and partner attorney 3
Place: Manhatten, NY 3
Start Date: aft 1900 3
End Date: abt 1960? 3

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  1. http://www.ancestry.com — Contributed by llighthse
  2. This specific info, though I'm sure it was in the Newspapers, was given to me by William ELFERS. — Contributed by llighthse
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Herman ELFERS, adoptive father of my mother, Marie Louise ELFERS-LEWIS. Herman was born in GERMANY.

Germany & Manhatten, NY

Herman, my mother's adoptive father, was a partner of a law firm, Manhatten, NY.  He adopted my mother who was born Annibrita d'WAINIO in NYC, Feb., 08, 1921.  Her father a Franc or Frank d'WAINIO, was born in Finland 1888 and died in So., CA 1978.  Frank had been married once before, my mother's mother in Finland had one daughter and was divorced at an early age.  His first wife left him with their only child a daughter.  Frank's 2nd wife my actual Grandmother was a BRITA,< maiden name<, I believe, she died in NYC, young and left Frank with 5 young children, and his

restaurant, in NYC, NY had failed.  After frank's 2nd wife died, he put the three youngest children up for adoption.  His wife died of infection.  Of the three youngest that were put up for adoption, 2 were adopted, one a son by a family named MAXWELL, and my mother.  The older daughter, remained in the adoption home, where my mother had, had some contact with her after 1960's and kept in some contact till either the late 80's or early 1990's, I'm not sure, but I believe the older sister died in her 80's, never married, had no childre.  Add a life event Timeline 1877  23 Oct Birth  Birth

 

Daveden Pro Hannover, Germany

 

4 historical records   1892  24 May Age: 14  Arrival

 

NY NY

 

1 historical record   1892   Age: 15  Arrival

 

New York, New York

 

2 historical records   1907  abt Age: 30  Marriage to Katherine Margaret EVERS

 

NYC, , New York, USA

Description: He was age 30

  1920   Age: 43  Residence

 

Manhattan Assembly District 9, New York, New York

 

1 historical record   1930   Age: 53  Residence

 

Manhattan, New York, New York

 

1 historical record   1936  5 Nov Age: 59  Arrival

 

New York, New York

 

1 historical record   1960  Sep Age: 82  Death

 

Manhatten, , New York, USA

Description: New York Times article

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New York, New York

 

1 historical record           Origin

 

German

 

1 historical record           Departure

 

Bremen, Germany

 

2 historical records           Residence

 

United States

 

1 historical record           Residence

 

United States

 

1 historical record   Spouse & Children   Katherine M EVERS 1886 – 1965  Add a child
Family Group Sheet Records

My Grandfather was a GERMAN immigrant, who became a citizen/

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