Albert Reiss

Started by Arthur Weiss on Tuesday, June 14, 2011


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6/14/2011 at 2:20 PM

Albert Reiss was the great uncle of my grandmother (who is descended from Albert's sister Hermine Reiss).

My grandmother described him as a "financial genius" whose wive gave a dowry of 10,000 Guilders. Albert went bankrupt and as a result, his daughters (except 1 or 2 already married) didn't get married owing to his shame. His mother apparently lived with or had a connection to Baron Gutman after her husband died. In the Wittgenstein in Vienna book it says; ".. Karl ritter von Gutmann testified against his brother-in-law, Albert Reiss - implying that one of his sisters married von Gutmann.

I was told one daughter was killed in a road / tram accident and their grandchildren moved to the UK. There were 6 other daughters and one son.

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