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Antoinette McDonough Converse, born October 29, 1880, dau. of American
millionaire Edmund Cogswell Converse, married either a Baron or Count
von Romberg. Does anyone know who he was and whether they had any
Baron Maximilian von Romberg is described as lieutenant in the 80th Prussian
Fusiliers (WP, Jul 29, 1910). It was a second marriage for both. He was
killed in action before Belfort on Sep. 22, 1914 (WP Oct 2, 1914). His
widow returned to the US in November 1914 with her little son Maximilian.
Baron Maximilian Hugo Converse Wilhelm von Romberg married Emily Hall,
daughter of William Hubbard Hall of Stana Barbara, CA, in NYC on
April 14, 1928. Here it is said that his grandfather was
general Wilhelm von Romberg, who served in the Franco-Prussian War.
By then his mother had become Mrs. Richard Wayne of Nice (NYT,
Mar 17, 1928, p. 21). A divorce decree "for neglect and
discourtesy" weas granted Apr 1, 1933 (NYT, Apr 2, 1933, p. 27)
but on their way to sign the papers the couple changed its mind.
He died in a plane crash in New Jersey on June 4, 1938, aged 27
(NYT, June 5, 1938, p. 5); he was flying his own plane on his way
back from the wedding of Marie Eleonore Colloredo-Mannsfeld.
No indication that they had any children.
Here's more on his relict, Emily Hall Tremaine:
François R. Velde
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