Post by Steven Lavallee Post by Eric Shaw
Maud Coster of New York City married Count Otto von Salm-Hoogstraeten
in 1915. Does anyone have a date of death for her? I know she was
living as of 1985, at which point she was 90 years old.
Did either of her children marry? I know there is a Count Alexander
von Salm living in Tuxedo Park, New York-presumably a descendant of
Henry Alexander von Salm b. 1919.
Maud and the count were divorced. I searched SSDI
under first name "Maud" and date of birth "30 April 1895."
There was one match-- a Maud C (as in Coster?) French,
resident of the state of New York, who died on
29 December 1987. This is probably the ex-countess.
Maud's grand-niece, Antonia von Salm-Hoogstraeten,
graduated from Brown University a few years ago.
Maud Coster, b. NYC 30 Apr 1895, m. NYC 26 May 1915 Otto Viktor, Count
von Salm-Hoogstraetem, b. Trautenberg 25 Aug 1886, d. Rapallo 1941,
grandson of Konstantin, Prince zu Salm-Salm. They had a son and
daughter who were both born in NYC. Otto Viktor's brother, Ludwig,
Count von Salm-Hoogstraeten, b. Homburg 24 Feb 1885, d. Budapest 23
Jul 1944, m. NYC 8 Jan 1924 as his 2nd wife, Millicent Rogers, b. NYC
2 Feb 1902, d. Albuquerque, NM, 12 Jan 1953, dau. of Col. Henry
Huddleston Rogers and Mary Benjamin Rodgers and granddau. of H. H.
Rogers, Vice President of Standard Oil, who left an estate of almost
$50 million. They had a son, Peter, Count von Salm-Hoogstraeton, b.
NYC 27 Sep 1925. She later married Ronal Balcom. Count Ludwig had
earlier named as his fiancee' American Mrs. Grace Sands Montgomery
Coffin but that marriage did not take place. Millicent's maternal
grandmother, Jane Miller Seymour Benjamin, had a brother, Eugene Ford
Seymour, whose dau., Frances Ford Seymour, m. actor Henry Fonda (1905