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Elsa Charlotte Albertine HESS -Weisbaden

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Anjella Report 25 Mar 2012 11:05

Wishing to find living descendants of Elsa Hess.

Born in Weisbaden January 27th 1894 she emigrated to Antwerp Belgium with her sister Louise Catherine Caroline Hess and her father in around 1900.


Flip Report 25 Mar 2012 12:19

This is the nearest marriage I can find:

Marriages Jun 1928 (>99%)

Levitt William A Neale Sculcoates 9d 395
Neale Caroline E Levitt Sculcoates 9d 395

And see her death registered as Elsa C in 1945

Is this the right person?


Lynski Report 25 Mar 2012 12:42

What do the surnames "(formerly Sprenger) nee Hess" have to do with Elsa?

I see that you have

Elsa C A Sprenger 1894

in your tree.

Is Sprenger her maiden name? If so, where does Hess come into it?


Reggie Report 25 Mar 2012 12:53

As you are her granddaughter, please give the name of whichever of your parents is/was her child


Reggie Report 25 Mar 2012 12:59

Births Dec 1930 (>99%)

Levitt J**** W Hess Sculcoates 9d 258

An only child..............


Reggie Report 25 Mar 2012 13:02

Perhaps this couple didn't 'trouble the vicar', as the saying goes

There are two children registered to the Levitt/Neale marriage - in 1933 and 1935


Flip Report 25 Mar 2012 14:10

Their immigration record into Belgium is free to view on Elsa Charlotte Albertine Hess (1894), Louise Catherine Caroline Hess (1892) and Louis Philippe ?? Charles Hess (1870).

But I'm as confused as Reggie as to where the other names have come from.


Flip Report 25 Mar 2012 18:45

Have sent PM to Anjella advising of how to come back to her threads as she is a new member.


Reggie Report 26 Mar 2012 09:49


You say this woman 'married' William Levitt - have you any proof of the event? It can't be found on freebmd, so where do you think the event occurred?

Is the 1930 birth that of your father?

If so - you need the cert to find out if she gave any name other than Hess, which would help your quest.

If the info is accurate, Hess was her birth name, so why do you have her in your GR tree as Sprenger?

Flip has given you info about their entry into Belgium- have you followed that up?

There is no record of them that I can see in the 1911 England & Wales census records.

When was William born? When did he die?

PLEASE respond on not click on my name. Thank you


Reggie Report 26 Mar 2012 10:04

PM received

Have told Anjella I've copied it, and also advised her to respond on here

James William LEVITT was the only child of William and Elsa - they died tragically together in 1945.
James was my father and he passed away in similar circumstances as his parents sadly.
I would like very much to find out something about them and their lives in Hull UK as from about 1930 (james birth till their deaths in 1945).
I am stuck as I can't acccess the Military records until I can get into Melbourne city.
anyway - thanks for your assistance. I am going to Hull next year and could research some things about them.
James attended Ainthorp High School in Hull.


Reggie Report 26 Mar 2012 10:08

If these are their deaths, they were registered separately

Deaths Sep 1945 (>99%)

Levitt Elsa C 50 Hull 9d 135
Levitt William E 52 Hull 9d 246

What name is represented by the 'E' in William's entry?

What military records are you looking for?


Penny Report 26 Mar 2012 14:19

Births Dec 1930
Levitt Daniel Caplan Liverpool 8b 393
Levitt Gordon Wintersgill Chester-le-S. 10a 889
Levitt James Wilcock Huddersfield 9a 341
Levitt James W Hess Sculcoates 9d 258 <<<<

So Just to re-affirm, thats where HESS comes in as MMN
so its just the 'Sprenger' bit we need help with


Reggie Report 26 Mar 2012 15:06

The birth info was posted yesterday


Penny Report 26 Mar 2012 15:10

William Elijah Levitt, born in 1896 Hull,


Penny Report 26 Mar 2012 15:12

Yes Reggie, know, it was just re-affirming that it was the right birth and really suggesting to the poster that we need to know where the former name comes in, who/what is SPRENGER - And how have they come about the name,


Lynski Report 26 Mar 2012 21:23

PM from Anjella -

Elsa HESS at birth then married I think to Sprenger which is on her marriage cert and then married my grandfather William Levitt.

I have told poster to reply on here.


Reggie Report 26 Mar 2012 22:44

WHICH marriage cert?

I have twice advised Anjella to use the 'add your reply' box - I don't know why she can't see it!

We can't help if our questions don't get properly answered.


Penny Report 27 Mar 2012 06:56

Just for ref -


patchem Report 27 Mar 2012 07:08

If you want to find out about their life here and as 'James attended Ainthorp High School in Hull. ' have you looked for any of his contemporaries on Friendsreunited from that school? (Though they would be 82 now....)


KINGSMILL Report 27 Mar 2012 07:42

Births Mar 1896
Livett William Elijah Hull 9d 276

BIRTH AS LIVETT in indexes

does OP have the death certificates cos this birth does not tie in with the age of 52 in 1945

Above in on another GR family tree