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 Harriet <I>Lies</I> Kreisler

Harriet Lies Kreisler

New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 29 May 1963 (aged 93)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Section Butternut, Block 140
Memorial ID 157745302 · View Source
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Harriet's petition for citizenship states she was born October 6, 1869 in New York, NY and is of German descent. She graduated from Vassar College. Her first marriage was to Fred Woerz. They were divorced in New York, NY in June 1902. Her second husband, the true love of her life, was Fritz Kreisler, the great Violinist. They met aboard the S.S. Prince Bismarck returning to Europe from New York in 1901. His Certificate of Naturalization states Harriet's date of birth is October 6, 1879. This reflects a 10 year difference for her date of birth between two documents.
She was married to Fritz Kreisler in three ceremonies, two civil, and one in the Catholic church. Their first marriage was November 10, 1902 in London, England. Their second marriage was January 18, 1905 in Hoboken, New Jersey. The third ceremony, in the Catholic church was performed by Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen on March 29, 1947 in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in New Rochelle, New York. The death of her former husband, Fred Woerz, made possible a valid marriage in the Catholic church. This last ceremony was more than 45 years after the first.

Her funeral rites took place at St. John the Evangelist, the same church at which her husband had his funeral rites.
At her husband's funeral, which she was unable to attend due to her own serious illness, the bishop made reference to Harriet's repeated statements, “that if Fritz had only practiced, he would have been a great musician!”

Her husband Fritz said, ""Everything I am as a violinist I owe to Harriet."

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 157745302
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harriet Lies Kreisler (6 Oct 1869–29 May 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157745302, citing Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Chryse Wayman (contributor 47104160) .