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von Romberg question
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r***@mindspring.com
2005-06-09 17:51:12 UTC
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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
children?
Thank you.
Francois R. Velde
2005-06-09 19:52:46 UTC
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Post by r***@mindspring.com
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
children?
Thank you.
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:
http://www.tremainefoundation.org/news/news.asp?NewsID=3
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François R. Velde
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r***@mindspring.com
2005-06-09 20:32:07 UTC
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Many, many thanks, Francois.
Rick
c***@gmail.com
2016-04-10 04:55:29 UTC
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Post by r***@mindspring.com
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
children?
Thank you.
Don't know how old this post is but I just came upon it. I am Antoinette's Grandson by her first
marriage to Walter Morrill. She divorced Mr. Morrill in something like 1906 and she and her
Sons - my Father & my Uncle - took back her maiden name. Thus, my name is Tony Converse.
She then married Baron Max von Romberg and they had a Son Maximiilian Von Romberg who had a short
but interesting life. You can Google him and get some info.

Mainly i am wondering why on earth you have interest in this topic ?

I'd be happy to learn more from you - but i don't check in to this Website, so if you want to
continue this "conversation" you can e-mail me at ***@earthlink.net
n***@gmail.com
2016-04-24 17:54:11 UTC
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Post by r***@mindspring.com
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
children?
Thank you.
The Rombergs are an old Westphalian noble family.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romberg_%28Adelsgeschlecht%29
Count Gudenus
2016-04-24 18:10:33 UTC
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Old?
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The Rombergs are an old Westphalian noble family.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romberg_%28Adelsgeschlecht%29
c***@gmail.com
2018-12-06 16:09:30 UTC
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Francois, Tony, and others,

Thank you for contributing to this thread. I am Emily Hall Tremaine's step great grandson. After Baron von Romberg's death, Emily briefly married Adolf Spreckles of a San Francisco sugar fortune. They divorced and she later married my great grandfather, Burton Tremaine, Sr. Together, Emily and Burton collected modern art and built an impressive and ranging collection. Emily never had children and her estate funded the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. I'm doing research on behalf of our family and would be interested in learning more about Baron von Romberg. Really, any information you may have would be of interest. I may have some details that others find interesting as well. Feel free to email me at ***@gmail.com or post here. Thanks in advance!

-Cleighton Tremaine DePetro

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