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 Carl Wesley Wittenberg

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Carl Wesley Wittenberg

  • Birth 27 Dec 1911 New York, USA
  • Death May 1977 Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 96521236

This is my Grandfather's memorial.

After Carl and Ida (my grandparents) were divorced (year unknown), Carl married Florence T. Farley; September 14, 1957 - Guttenberg, NJ. Unfortunately for me, about 3 years later, my mother Arlene, Carl's daughter, married my father John, Florence's brother. This was a topic of much amusement within the family: my grandpa and aunt were married. Comments included - "I thought this kinda thing only happened in the south!" and "Now we know why you act the way you do!" and my favorite "Your apple never even left the tree did it?!"

It was always fun to realize my mom and grandpa had the same mother-in-law! At the same time!

My Aunt Florrie was my step-grandmother (I'd call her Grantie just to make her mad). This made her brother, my father, my step-cousin. My grandpa was my step-uncle which made his daughter, my mom also my step-cousin. Among the children of the brothers and sisters of John and Florrie, Carl was Uncle. This confused me because he was my grandfather. I called him Uncle Grandpa until I was 10. I've always enjoyed this unusual part of my family tree.

Carl Wittenberg is the 1st of 3 people buried at this grave site along with his wife, Florence Teresa Farley Wittenberg and his brother-in-law, John Joseph Farley.

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Rest In Peace
Carl Wittenberg - 1911 - 1977
Florence T. Wittenberg - 1929 - 2008
John J. Farley - 1933 - 2009

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  • Added: 4 Sep 2012
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Wesley Wittenberg (27 Dec 1911–May 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96521236, citing Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave Member (contributor 47926797) .