They were born in Oberhemer, Germany, between 1880 and 1885: Clara, Julie and Johanna, the three Löwenhardt sisters. Two of them moved to the Americas and died at an advanced age. Their youth may have been dominated by their nine brothers. Later, most of them perished in the Holocaust. What were they like, these three sisters? [Read more…] about The Löwenhardt Sisters, I
The Löwenhardt family name since 1840
Very few Dutchmen carry the family name Löwenhardt. The 1947 census counted six: three people in the province of Gelderland, two in Overijssel and one in Amsterdam. 1 Sixty years later in 2007 the Meertens Institute counted eight Löwenhardt name carriers. I count ten, both in 2007 and in 2013. Three of these are living abroad temporarily. [Read more…] about Ö or œ, d or dt?
- The twelfth Netherlands census was on 31 May 1947, less than three months before the author of these words was born. So he did not count… yet