Ferenc Sandor's grandmother Janka Fogel

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  • Photo taken in:
    Megyesegyháza
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Fodor Jeno, Megyesegyhaza
My grandmother. She was my great grandmother´s daughter and my grandfather was a brother of Cecilia, my great grandmother, and this rather unfortunate thing happened: he married his own niece, my great grandmother's daughter, a very beautiful young girl. But then my granddad was a full-fledged schoolteacher, and when he took fancy to Janka, the 17-year-old niece of his, the poor creature was duly married to the schoolteacher. My grandparents married in 1893 in Sopron, and that's where they lived. Only one child was born to them, my mother. It was a pretty unlucky kind of business. The bridegroom was 25 years older than the bride. And Grandmother wanted to kill herself, by jumping out of the window, on the first night of her marriage.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ferenc Sandor
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi, Eszter Andor
Month of interview:
April
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Janka Rosenthal
Year of birth:
1875
City of birth:
Mezokovacshaza
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1962
City of death:
Schiedan
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Fogel
    Year of changing: 
    1893
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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