I´m trying to locate Penelope Daintry who posted this nessage on 18.09.2012:
- ***** Peny writes:
My Great-Grandfather (George Cottam), worked at the Kreenholm Mill from the 19th Century, and was then the Manager for many years leading up to the Revolution in Russia. The story passed down through the family is that my Grandfather and Great-Grandfather were eventually
smuggled out of Russia by their serfs who hid them in sacks, in 1917. Meanwhile my Grandmother and Great-Grandmother left on a ship that returned to England via Finland - carrying what silver they could inside their garments.
any info is more than welcome
Regards any info is more than welcome ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Leontine was born in 1866 in Tallinn.
She followed her husband to Narva/Kreenholm (in 1886) ;
however , Dr med Ferdinand Hoffmann , Leontine´s husband, died in 1916;
having spent some years at Kuressaare & Tallinn she had to leave Estonia in 1939 (Nazi-Soviet-Pact) and died in 1944 in today´s Swiecie..