Elsa <I>Einstein</I> Einstein

Elsa Einstein Einstein

Birth
Ulm, Stadtkreis Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 20 Dec 1936 (aged 60)
Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Ewing, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 145144417 · View Source
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daughters Margot Marianoff and Ilse Kayser (died 1934) - their property in Germany was confiscated by the Nazi's Jan 16, 1936. Margot died in July 1986. Margot married the Russian Dimitri Marianoff
Name: Margot Einstein
State of Issue: New Jersey
Date of Birth: Sunday December 03, 1899
Date of Death: July 1986
Est. Age at Death: 86 years, 7 months
Last known residence:
City: PrincetonPrinceton Township
County: Mercer
State: New Jersey

married textile trader Max Löwenthal (1864–1914)from Berlin, with whom she had three children: daughters Ilse and Margot and a son who was born and died in 1903. They lived together in Hechingen. In 1902, Max Löwenthal took a job in Berlin. His family stayed in Hechingen. She divorced Max on May 11, 1908 and moved with her two daughters to an apartment above her parents on Haberlandstrasse 5 in Berlin.

Date: Monday, December 21, 1936 Paper: State Times Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) Page: 19
Mrs Einstein Dies at Home
Princeton, N. J. -Dec 21
Mrs. Albert Einstein, the inspiration of her famous scientific husband, died at her home here Sunday, it was disclosed at a Princeton undertaking establishment today.

The reticence so typical in the Einstein home prevailed even in death and it was more than 24 hours before the death was made public.

Mrs. Einstein had been ill for several weeks at the Einstein home in Princeton.

Formal announcement of the death made at the Institute for Advanced Study here said: "After an illness lasting a year, Mrs. Albert Einstein, wife of Professor Einstein, died early Sunday morning. Mrs. Einstein was born at Ulm and has been a devoted wife and mother since her marriage with Professor Einstein a quarter of a century ago. It is the wish of Professor Einstein and his family that their privacy in their grief may be respected by their friends."

The United press was informed that the body was cremated and that private services were held at the Ewing Cemetery association, not far from Princeton.

Attendants at the cemetery declined to say whether the funeral was there.

Professor and Mrs. Einstein were double first cousins. Their childhood in Germany was spent together in the same household, but when they grew up their paths separated, and each married.

Mrs. Einsteins first husband died, however, and she wed Professor Einstein, her childhood sweetheart, who was divorced.

They reared her two daughters and his two sons together.

Date: Tuesday, December 22, 1936 Paper: Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, NJ) Page: 13
Cremation Rites For Mrs. Einstein
Private funeral services for Mrs. Albert Einstein, wife of the scientist, were held yesterday afternoon at her home, 112 Mercer Street, Princeton. Cremation followed at Ewing Cemetery.

Mrs. Einstein died Sunday at her home of a heart ailment with which she had suffered for several months. Her passing was not made known for more than 24 hours due to Dr. Einstein's desire for privacy. She would have been 59 years of age January 18.

Taken ill last May, Mrs. Einstein is reported to have had an attack of pneumonia early in September. She had recovered, however, and her death was not expected. At her bedside were her husband and their daughter, Margot Marionoff. Another daughter, Mrs. Illse Kayser, died in 1934.


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  • Added: 17 Apr 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 145144417
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elsa Einstein Einstein (18 Jan 1876–20 Dec 1936), Find a Grave Memorial no. 145144417, citing Ewing Cemetery, Ewing, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by civilwarbuff (contributor 47049540) .