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Johann David III Demme

Johann David III Demme[1]

Male 1883 - 1968  (85 years)

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  • Name Johann David III Demme  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 2 Mar 1883  Libau [Liepāja], Kreis Libau, Ostseegouvernement Kurland (Baltic Governorate Courland), Russisches Zarenreich (Russian Empire) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    • 18.02.1883 Julianischer Kalender entspricht dem 02.03.1883 nach dem Gregorianischen Calender
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Oct 1968  Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    • Age: 85
    Age 85 years 
    Buried 29 Oct 1968  Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    • Washington Cemetery Houston Harris County Texas, USA Plot: Sect. D, Lot 2.5
    Notes 
    • [Emily Haight] :

      After coming to live with us when I was a year old, he joined my parents' church which was Disciples of Christ and attended with us there. I know very little of his life from 1921 to 1950, between the time my grandmother, my father (then age 13), and two uncles came to the US and when he came over. My father lost all contact with him until the Red Cross located him in 1945. By the time he got a visa to come here in 1949, his second wife Alexandra had died. He would not talk about his life during the wars. I know he fought in the Czar's army against the Bolsheviks and after the Czar fell (which he called the saddest day of his life), he joined the English Expeditionary Force in Archangel to continue in the resistance, living with Laplanders above the Arctic Circle. I have the impression he was in London during the Blitzkreig and that he was held for a time in a detention camp for helping Jews in Germany during WW II. He traveled expensively as a representative of a Baltic steamship company and spoke seven languages fluently. He lived with us until he died in 1968 and was often my baby sitter. He would spend hours playing cards with me, turning a jump rope for me, letting me "help him" in the garden, or walking me home from kindergarten or around the neighborhood. I have many pleasant memories of those times with him.

      My grandparents met in Houston, Texas. My grandmother, Emily Wittenberg (for whom I am named), had immigrated here from either Latvia or Germany with her parents as a young woman. My grandfather was stationed in Galveston (50 miles away) by the steamship company and met her in Houston. She went back to Latvia with him. They lived in Liepaya on the coast where my father was born, and my father remembers as a child riding horses into the water which he thought was great fun. In 1921 he sent the family back to Houston for safety and he stayed in Latvia.

    Person ID P155  Mantvydas
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2017 

    Father Ancestors Johann David II Demme,   b. 17 Jan 1851, Libau [Liepaja], Kreis Libau, Ostseegouvernement Kurland (Courland), Russisches Zarenreich (Russian Empire) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1918, Libau [Liepaja], Kreis Libau, Kurland (Courland), Vereinigtes Baltisches Herzogtum (United Baltic Duchy) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors "Mathilde" Wilhelmine Blahse,   b. ca. 1855,   d. ca. 1890  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Emily Caroline Wittenberg,   b. 18 Jul 1883, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1926, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1907  Libau [Liepāja], Kreis Libau, Ostseegouvernement Kurland (Baltic Governorate Courland), Russisches Zarenreich (Russian Empire) Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Roy David Demme,   b. 21 Sep 1908, Libau [Liepaja], Kreis Libau, Ostseegouvernement Kurland (Courland), Russisches Zarenreich (Russian Empire) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1996, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Wilbur Theodore Demme,   b. 24 Jun 1910, Libau [Liepaja], Kreis Libau, Ostseegouvernement Kurland (Courland), Russisches Zarenreich (Russian Empire) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1964, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. Allen Gustave Demme,   b. 1 Dec 1912, Libau [Liepaja], Kreis Libau, Ostseegouvernement Kurland (Courland), Russisches Zarenreich (Russian Empire) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1957, Fresno, Fresno, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ancestors Alexandra Zujeva,   b. 31 Oct 1893, St Petersburg, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1950, Lebenstedt, Salzgitter, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1920  Liepaja, Latvija Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=27705822&pid=155

    2. [S-2089240443] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.Original data: Texas Department of H).
      Death date: 29 Oct 1968 Death place: Harris, Texas

    3. [S-1616146469] Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1836-2011, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi: accessed 19 January 2012.Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi).

    4. [S-1020345530] Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    5. [S-981205372] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    6. [S-980777698] Texas, Naturalization Records, 1881-1992, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    7. Cited in the family tree "Heinz' family" created by "kronberg138".
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=0&pid=2640


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