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Alfred Grünberger

Alfred Grünberger[1, 2, 3]

Male 1875 - 1935  (59 years)

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  • Name Alfred Grünberger  [4, 5
    Born 15 Oct 1875  Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary), Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Austrian foreign minister 
    Died 25 Apr 1935  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I143  Main
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2009 

    Father Fitig Grünberger,   b. Abt 1847,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen Minora Davison, "Nellie",   b. 9 Nov 1880, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1942, Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1907  [7
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Charles D. Davison notes: "Dev. 1928"
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2009 
    Family ID F95  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Oct 1875 - Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary), Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Apr 1935 - Paris, France Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Alfred Grunberger
    Alfred Grunberger
    Cir 1922, Bridgewater, NS (Hal Lathrop collection)
    Alfred Grunberger in Bridgewater, NS
    Alfred Grunberger in Bridgewater, NS
    From a photo album belonging to Louise S. Davison "Lou" and her sister Alma M. Davison "Allie". This photo was untitled, facing a photo on the opposite page of who is believed to be Nellie Davison. The date could be about 1922 based on Catherine Leavitt's remarks about remembering that Nellie and "The Baron" (Grunberger) visited Bridgewater and attended a dinner party at Frank Davison's house when Catherine was a young girl. (Frank Davison is the father of Lou and Allie mentioned above) A newspaper article in 1922 also reports that Nellie and Grunberger visited Canada in 1922. In the summer of 1922 Nellie was 41, Mr. Gruenberger was 46, and Catherine Doran Davison Leavitt was 12. (Hal Lathrop collection.)
    Nellie Davison - 'The Power Behind The Austrian Cabinet'
    Nellie Davison - "The Power Behind The Austrian Cabinet"
    Photo of Ellen M. "Nellie" Davison Howell Grunberger, published in the Regina Register, 13 March, 1922. Caption: THE POWER BEHIND THE AUSTRIAN CABINET - Mme. Grunberger, the English wife of Dr. Alfred Grunberger, Austrian minister of food is described by a Vienna paper as "the real power behind the present cabinet" and very popular.

    Source: Hal Lathrop. Found a copy of this article on the reverse side of the framed 'Nellie in Ball gown with ostrich feather' portrait.
    Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger home
    Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger home
    Postcard / photo sent to Helen Kilpatrick by Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger. Believed to be circa 1907. Photo is of Nellie's home in Vienna. Source: Betty Howell Traver.

    Documents
    Alma Howell / Paul Passini Wedding Invitation
    Alma Howell / Paul Passini Wedding Invitation
    (pdf attached)

    Monsieur Alfred Gruenberger, Ministre d'Autriche ŕ Paris, et Madame Alfred Gruenberger, née Davison ont l'honneur de vous faire part du mariage de leur belle-fille et fille, Mademoiselle Alma Minora Howell, avec Monsieur Paul Passini,

    Et vous prient d'asoister ŕ la bénédiction nuptiale qui leursera donnée le Samedi 11 Septembre 1926 ŕ midi

    vcčs prćcis, en l'Eglise St Georges / 7, rue Auguste Vacquerie /.

    15, rue Beaujon.
    Reno Evening Gazette - 12 Dec 1929
    Reno Evening Gazette - 12 Dec 1929
    Article describes a lawsuit in which Gruenberger is accused of having some involvement.
    Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger home (reverse)
    Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger home (reverse)
    (Reverse) Postcard / photo sent to Helen Kilpatrick by Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger. Believed to be circa 1907. Photo is of Nellie's home in Vienna. Source: Betty Howell Traver.
    Xmas card from Nellie & Alfred (reverse)
    Xmas card from Nellie & Alfred (reverse)
    Reverse of Postcard photo / Christmas Card - Circa 1907 - Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger to Helen F. Kilpatrick. Helen is a first cousin of Nellie's former husband, Henry Howell. "Our drawing room". Signed individually by Nellie and Alfred Grunberger. Source: Betty Howell Traver and J. Spencer Howell
    Xmas card from Nellie & Alfred - 1907
    Xmas card from Nellie & Alfred - 1907
    Postcard photo / Christmas Card - Circa 1907 - Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger to Helen F. Kilpatrick. Helen is a first cousin of Nellie's former husband, Henry Howell. "Our drawing room". Signed individually by Nellie and Alfred Grunberger. Source: Betty Howell Traver and J. Spencer Howell

  • Notes 
    • Note: The spelling of his name in German is Grünberger.  English translations are often spelled Gruenberger.

      From Wikipedia: 

      From "The Enclyopedia of Austria":

      "Grünberger, Alfred, b. Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic (then Karlsbad), Oct. 15, 1875, d. Paris (France), April 25, 1935, Christian socialist politician, from 1920-1922 head of the government office and Ministry of Public Nutrition, in 1921/22 Minister of Commerce, from 1922-1924 Minister of Foreign Affairs, from 1925-1932 delegate in Paris and Madrid."

      (translation) Alfred Gruenberger (* 15 October 1875 in Karlsbad, Czech Republic;  † 25 April 1935 in Paris) was an Austrian politician. 

      From May 1920 to 1922 director of the public office and the Ministry for human nutrition, 1921 and 1922 Minister of Trade and from 1922 to 1924 ministers of foreign affairs.  Later (1925-1932) he was still envoy in Paris and Madrid. 

      He was a member of the Christian Social Party.

      From "Austria As Theater and Ideology: The Meaning of the Salzburg Festival:"

      P. 67 "Hofmannsthal drafted list after list of potential committee members.  Although one cannot simply assume that every figure to appear on one of his lists actually joined, there is no evidence that anyone refused an invitation to do so since invitations were always worded in flattering terms and did not formally obligate recipients to contribute financially to the cause. (The available evidnence suggests that only one respondent, Lord Haldane, joined on the explicit condition that he not be obliged to contribute money.)  Hofmannsthal's list for the Austrian contingent included Andrian, Thurn und Taxis, Colloredo, Franckenstein, Madame Nelly Grunberger..."

      P. 69 "....Zifferer therefore suggested that Hofmannsthal himself appear directly to the French government with a letter to Alfred Grünberger, Ignaz Seipel's foreign minister from 1922 to 1924 and ambassador to France since early 1925.  Grünberger was in close contact with French cabinet minister and former minister of war Paul Painlevé, and could impress him with the potential rise of French popularity in Austria that would be gained by French support of the Salzburg Festival."

      Spencer Howell notes:

      "Nellie's second husband.  Austrian foreign minister at the time of the 1st WW.  Acted as stepfather to John E and Atze. John Edward Howell called him Pappas." from rulers.org (http://64.33.17.104/rulers/autgovt.html) :

      Other notes:

      Appears under Austria, Foreign Affairs, Ministers:
      31 May 1922 - 20 Nov 1924 Alfred Grünberger CS (b. 1875 - d. 1935) CS=Christian Social Party

      Appears as an 'Attache of the commissioner-general', on the "List of the members of the foreign commissions to the Paris exposition of 1900" [8, 9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S212] JSH has picture.

    3. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    4. [S792] Wikipedia, http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Gr%C3%BCnberger (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1463] Austria as Theater and Ideology, Michael P. Steinberg, (online version: http://books.google.com/books?id=5XLzwLaCQ_YC&pg=PA69&lpg=PA69&dq=alfred+gr%C3%BCnberger&source=web&ots=CuIjgrfw2A&sig=HhClFluBpYquH-nG-N9o72WVgqQ#PPR3,M1), p. 69 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1210] Charles Donald Davison's Tree, Charles Donald Davison, (Copy of tree provided to John Howell by Stuart Davison upon our visit at his home on 23 Jul 2005.), d. 1934 - Chart page "D" (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1549] Documentation archives of the Austrian resistance, 1997, Gertrude Enderle-Burcel, Michaela Follner, Dokumentationsarchiv des Österreichischen Widerstandes, Österreichische Gesellschaft für historische Quellenstudien, (Publisher Dokumentationsarchiv des Österreichischen Widerstandes, 1997 ISBN 3901142320, 9783901142321 Length 540 pages), "verheiratet mit Ellen M. Davison-Howell (12 Juli 1907)" http://books.google.com/books?id=k7qMAAAAIAAJ&q=%22ellen+m+davison%22&dq=%22ellen+m+davison%22&ei=FDluSsn6KIiqzQSNzPHtDg&rview=1 (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S1213] rulers.org, (http://64.33.17.104/rulers/autgovt.html).

    9. [S1464] Encyclopedia of Austria, AEIOU the culture information system, (http://aeiou.iicm.tugraz.at/aeiou.encyclop.g/g863753.htm), http://aeiou.iicm.tugraz.at/aeiou.encyclop.g/g863753.htm (Reliability: 0).