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Re: Wyssbrod's
Posted by: Mark Wyssbrod Date: July 06, 2001 at 12:51:27
In Reply to: Wyssbrod's by Mark Wyssbrod of 12

Update on my last posting:

Per my mom:


Yes, your grandfather was part of a family of 8 or 9 brothers and sisters.
Your dad could tell you a lot about the family. You need to go into the
genealogy link you gave me and clear up some 'facts'. Your grandfather
came here in the 1920's probably (his name was Herman Robert Wyssbrod) and
settled in Louisville and opened a cheese shop with his brother Emil. They
ran the shop together and your grandfather did the sales and delivery of
the cheese. Apparently, he was very personable and friendly. He married
your grandmother, Anna Marie Hoerni, in 1939, and they moved into the house
you remember on Larchmont Street. He died on a trip back to Switzerland
when your dad was 6 1/2 years old. They had taken a day trip on the train
and were somewhere around Rheinfalls when he had an attack and died.

Other relatives in Bern are Jean Wyssbrod and his wife, Verena. I have
the address somewhere at home; they visited us in NY when you were small.
A sister of your grandfather lived in Biel when we visited there in 1966.
I am not sure if she is still alive, and am not sure of her name. And she
had a son, Bruno, who is your father's cousin. He and his wife also live
in Biel.
Jim Peterson, who is leaving messages on the website, is also a cousin of
your father. He is related through his father who is an uncle (brother of
your grandfather) who had Jim as a child by a first marriage, and then left
that family (or died). Jim and your dad have corresponded over the
years. In fact, he visited us in NY too. I do have his phone number at
home. He called and was trying to reach your dad recently. Do you want
Jim's phone number?

The family's name was never spelled Weisbrot, that's German. Wyssbrod is a
Swiss spelling.


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