The Michael Rayside Family Pages:Information about Emile Holstein
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Emile Holstein (b. Abt. 1861, d. 17 Mar 1906)Emile Holstein (son of Frederick VIII of Denmark Oldenburg and Adelaide Fischer)386, 387 was born Abt. 1861 in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark388, 389, and died 17 Mar 1906 in at sea or Sauters, Grenada390, 391.He married Candida Freily on 24 Jul 1886 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands391, daughter of Joseph Freily.
Notes for Emile Holstein:
Believed to be one of illegitimate twins born to Frederick VIII Of Denmark and 'a Lady of the court of Schleswig-Holstein'. Grandad (Oriel Gill) had always told us that the twins were fathered by Christian IX of Denmark (Frederick's father), however the research by Audrey Franco and Juanita Gill points to Frederick, and his age would make more sense as well.
The twins were given professions as Marine Engineers. Emile worked on a ship. When Emile died he was drowned at sea. They? could not afford the money to bury him and the Catholic Church refused to bury him. In 1906 the Anglican Church buried him. The Catholic Church later decreed that all his direct? descendants were to be provided with free education (in Jesuit schools?).
Audrey Franco (great granddaughter) said in an Email 21/8/01: 'I have a copy of the marriage certificate of Emile Holstein and Candida Freily, dated July 24, 1886, on the island of St Thomas, Virgin Islands. A copy of the letter which was given to me by an aunt explaining the certificate as it was in Latin, states the age of Emile as 25 and Candida as 19. Emile was from the island of St. Croix and his father's name was Frederick Holstein. Emile was a baptized Lutheran and had to get a special dispensation from a Bishop to marry Candida who was Catholic'.
More About Emile Holstein:
Occupation: Marine Engineer (onboard ship or tug); possibly S.S. Taw.392, 393
More About Emile Holstein and Candida Freily:
Marriage: 24 Jul 1886, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.393
Children of Emile Holstein and Candida Freily are:
- +Adelaide Theresa Holstein, b. 15 Apr 1887, Barbados, d. 1944394.
- Emile Louisa Holstein, b. Bef. 12 Nov 1888, Barbados, d. date unknown.
- +Louisa Holstein, b. Abt. 1890, d. date unknown.
- Rosita Holstein, b. Abt. 1890, d. date unknown.
- +Jose Holstein, b. Abt. 1890, d. date unknown.
- +Lillian Holstein, b. Abt. 1890, d. date unknown.
- +Claire Holstein, b. Abt. 1890, d. date unknown.
- +Mary Holstein, b. Abt. 1890, d. date unknown.