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Alfred and Salome Kastner

Alfred and Salome Kastner

Posted: 1268966789000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kastner, Ciechanow
Looking for descendants/parallel lines of the Alfred and Salome (Ciechanow) Kastner family.
Alfred was a famous harpist b.1870 Vienna, Austria d.1948 Los Angeles, California. He was the son of an opera singer and a well-known pianist. He married Salome Ciechanow b.1872 Warsaw, Poland and d.1945 Los Angeles, California. They had the following children: Stefanie b.1894 Hungary, L? b.1896 Hungary, Lydia b.1898 Germany, and Francis Fay b.1910 London, England. My family has many of the Kastner/Ciechanow family photos dating from late 1800's to 1940's.

Re: Alfred and Salome Kastner

Posted: 1287774914000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kastner
My grandfather lacy w. Kastner was a son of Alfred Kastner. My grandfather served with British forces during WWI. I would be grateful to learn more of your research etc.. I look forward to hearing from you..

Re: Alfred and Salome Kastner

Posted: 1300596559000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kastner, Ciechanov, Eisler
I only have information on Alfred and Salome and some information on their children. The family showed up in the 1920 and 1930 census in Los Angeles, California. The family shows up many times in the New York Passenger lists and other travel lists. Even the children were well travelled, going all over the world. The California Death Index lists Alfred's mother's maiden name as Eisler. I have not been able to connect them to other Kastners yet and I'm not sure how this family connects to mine. My G.Grandmother had a photo album full of their pictures and well as pictures from her own family. I wonder at the connection because the photos from the Kastner side appear to fairly far back. Most photos are not well titled but Alfred is unmistakable, especially with his harp.

Alfred Kastner b.10 Mar 1870 Vienna, Austria
m. Salome Ciechanov (a Russian surname) in
Warsaw, Poland
d. 24 May 1948 Los Angeles, California
Salome Ciechanov b. 7 Feb 1873 Warsaw
d. 15 Jan 1945 Los Angeles, California
children: Stefanie b. 3 Feb 1894 Budapest, Hungary
Lacy William b. 9 Apr 1896 Budapest Hungary
Lydia b. 27 Oct 1898 Leipgsig, Germany
Francis Fay b. 28 Apr 1910 London, England m. 1935
William David Becket
Alfred was a well-known harpist and his father was an opera singer, his mother a pianist. He studied at the Vienna Conservatoire under Prof. Zamara. He played in Vienna, Dresden, Warsaw, Budapest, Zurich, London, and was a Philadelphia Orchestra member from 1901-1904. He became a professor in Los Angeles where he resided until his death in 1948.

Re: Alfred and Salome Kastner

Posted: 1312134047000
Classification: Query
hi there, my grandmother was alfreds sister.. her name was rosa and she died in 1967 in frankfurt, germany. her daughter, my mother's name was Frieda. I have no information on the parents of my grandmother and how they died or where in vienna they lived. my son terry is with the us embassy in bratislava and would like to do some research in vienna which is nearby. I have no pictures of them either...

Re: Alfred and Salome Kastner

Posted: 1321753697000
Classification: Query
Hi,

I am looking for a descendent of a Kastner from Vienna. We need to get a DNA sample to compare with the DNA found in the Malsch Germany area. The info on Kastners.info is really telling, and it the trail grows cold for us right at Vienna.

Thanks for the help!

Re: Alfred and Salome Kastner

Posted: 1376153517000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kastner, Wilde, Graff, Johnson
Lacy W. Kastner was my great-grandfather. He married Priscilla Wilde, a hollywood actress, and had two daughters- Patricia and Pamela. Patricia is my grandmother. She married Wesley Monteith Graff, JR. and had three children, Kimberley, WMG III, and Christopher. Kim is my mother, Michael's cousin.

I was born unexpectedly early on Lacy's birthday and, thus, was given his name: Lacy Kastner Johnson.

Information on Alfred:
http://books.google.com/books?id=YXgITVn1PP4C&pg=PA141&a...

I would love to know more about our ancestry- any leads would be great. I wish I could contribute to the DNA project, but I lack the Y chromosome!

Does anyone know Alfred's parents' names? I can't seem to find any

Re: Alfred and Salome Kastner

Posted: 1376449822000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kastner
I have Alfred's parents names down as Laslo and Elsie. This information was provided to me by one of their descendants. I don't have much more as I have researched the Kastners going on a family album that ended up mixed in with grandmother's belongings.

Re: Alfred and Salome Kastner

Posted: 1390890920000
Classification: Query
My mother was Fay Kastner (daughter of Alfred Kastner) who was married to Welton D. Becket. I saw the photos of my mother and father (probably in China). Does anyone else have photos of my parents?

Re: Alfred and Salome Kastner

Posted: 1419862560000
Classification: Query
We were good friends of your mother's sister Stephanie and met your mother on several occasions. We spent a weekend with Stephanie at your mother's place at Palm Desert. Stephanie died while visiting us in Vermont - I think that was in 1970.
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