Genealogy Records of Frederick J. Beutler:Information about Käthe Italiener
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Käthe Italiener (b. Oct 11, 1896, d. Mar 05, 1999)Käthe Italiener (daughter of Ludwig Italiener and Anna Rothstein) was born Oct 11, 1896 in Berlin150, and died Mar 05, 1999 in La Jolla CA.She married Alfred David Beutler on Dec 23, 1925 in Charlottenburg, Germany150, 151, son of Joseph Beutler and Elisabeth Finder.
Notes for Käthe Italiener:
Recollections of Kathe Beutler:
On the wall in our living room there was a picture, a photograph at
which I looked very often.It was approximately 20 by 15 inches, and
showed a building which was the stock market in Danzig, with a big crowd
of men in front of it.The men all wore black stiff round hats and old fash-
ioned coats.My father (Ludwig Italiener) pointed to one of the men
and told us that this was his father (Isador Italiener).Next to him
was a boy, and that was my father.I never asked him what he was doing
there, and what, for that matter, his father was doing there.I assume that
it really was not a stock market, but a commodity marked.Since my grand-
father was a lumber merchant, maybe he did his dealing there.On the other
hand, maybe he did some speculating.I know that he speculated in real es-
tate, because my father showed in Zoppot (where I went with him once) a
busy corner in the middle of the town.He told me that this real estate once
belonged to my grandfather, but that he had not the patience to wait long
enough, and sold it before it became valuable.Furthermore, I heard that he
was very good at evaluating diamonds.My mother told me that, as a
bride-to-be she had asked for pearls, but he refused to get them for her,
saying the did not know anything about pearls, but that he had a good knowl-
edge of diamonds.And so it was diamonds that she got, big showy ones
which she never liked.
My grandfather died when he was pretty old, about 93 or 94 years old.
In fact, he was born in 1797, so he was born in the eighteenth century.He
died before I was born.My grandmother (Rose Becker) died much
earlier, in fact before my parents got married.
The most prominent of my fathers relatives was Carl Furstenberg.
He was my fathers age, and in Danzig they were very close friends.When
they both lived in Berlin they saw each other sometimes at first.However,
he was very much more successful than my father and became president of a
bank.During the first years of my parents marriage they saw him now and
then, but later, he got married to a girl of prominent gentile family, and
from this day on, he cut himself off from his family, at least socially.I
know that he supported financially one of his brothers, and a niece who was
a widow and practically without any money.I knew this niece pretty well;
she was of course very proud of her uncle, but she was never invited to his
house.She just received her monthly check.Carl Frstenberg had access to
Kaiser Wilhelm II, probably because he was very witty and could tell Jewish
jokes.The Kaiser was known to like Jewish jokes.Another Jew who was
invited to the court for this purpose was the cellist Grnfeld.I think my
father was rather bitter about his cousins behavior, and hurt.He never
spoke of him.There were some more cousins of my father, but they were
more or less dull.There was another aunt whom I remember, who lived in
Danzig, but came to Berlin once in a while to visit her granddaughter there.
She had two bachelor sons in Danzig who had a yard goods store for mens
suits.These cousins were really the only ones whom my father liked.One
of them came frequently to Berlin and visited us there.I remember that he
brought us a box of the very delicious Danziger marzipan every time.
More About Käthe Italiener:
Burial: Unknown, Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield WI 53008, Corr. S, Sec. JJ, crypt 2f.
Occupation: Physician (retired).
More About Käthe Italiener and Alfred David Beutler:
Marriage: Dec 23, 1925, Charlottenburg, Germany.152, 153
Children of Käthe Italiener and Alfred David Beutler are:
- +Frederick Joseph Beutler.
- +Ernest Beutler.
- +Ruth Beutler, b. Nov 23, 1932, Berlin-Charlottenburg154, d. Jul 14, 1993, Berkeley, CA.