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EHRENBERG IN BUFFALO NEW YORK

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Re: Ehrenburg Buffalo N.Y.

Posted: 7 Apr 2005 5:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: EHRENBERG, BERNS, HAMMER
A COUPLE OF THE EHRENBERG BROTHERS CHANGED THE SPELLING OF THE LAST NAME AS THEY WERE MEMBERS OF THE BUND IN BUFFALO IN THE LATE 1930S. THEY WERE AFRAID THAT "EHRENBERG" WOULD BE PERCEIVED AS THE JEWISH SPELLING OF THE LAST NAME WHEN ACTUALLY IT IS THE GERMAN SPELLING OF SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN GERMANY.
"EHRENBURG" IS THE JEWISH SPELLING.

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW YOU SPELLED THE NAME. PETER EHRENBERG & HIS WIFE GERTRUD BERNS EMIGRATED TO LANCASTER, NY IN 1849 FROM SUD RECKLINGHAUSEN, WESTFALEN, PRUSSIA. THERE WAS A GREAT FAMINE IN GERMANY AT THAT TIME CAUSED BY A 10 YEAR DROUGHT. FORTUNATELY THEY HAD THE MONEY TO BRING ALL THEIR KIDS TO AMERICA ABOARD THE "AMERICA MEDORA" IN APRIL 1849. ONE OF THE CHILDREN, ELIZABETH, DIED WHILE CROSSING THE ATLANTIC.

KEEP IN TOUCH.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
cherylmcbride... 12 May 2000 4:35PM GMT 
JPEHRENBURG 28 Jan 2001 7:36PM GMT 
cherylmcbride... 30 Jan 2001 1:53PM GMT 
daleehrenberg 7 Apr 2005 11:12AM GMT 
JPEHRENBURG 30 Jan 2001 3:16PM GMT 
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