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Chevaliere Josephine de Gersdorff was born on 18 Jun 1896 in Manhattan, New York, USA to Carl August de Gersdorff, Esq. (1865 - 1944) and Caroline Choate (1834 - 1889) died on 15 Oct 1975 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts. She married on 3 Jul 1917 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts to Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. He was born on 20 Dec 1892 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA to Frederick Josiah Bradlee I (1866 - 1951) and Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas (1868-1952) and died on 29 Apr 1970 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA. She is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. Her memorial service was held on a Monday at Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury St, Back Bay, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA.

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She received the Legion d'honneur, Frances highest medal and honor to bestow, for creating an orphanage for parents in Nazi Occupied Europe to send their children for protection. In 1910 she was living in Manhattan, New York, USA. In 1920, 1930, 1935 and on 1 Apr 1940 she was living in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. On 12 Aug 1928 she arrived in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. In 1931, 1946, 1952 she was living in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA.

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  1. Frederick Josiah Bradlee III was born on 6 Feb 1919 in Manhattan, New York, USA and died on 12 Jul 2003 in Manhattan, New York, USA.
  2. Chevalier Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee was born on 26 Aug 1921 in Back Bay, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA and died on 21 Oct 2014 in Georgetown, Washington, DC, USA. He married first on 8 Aug 1942 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA to Jean Saltonstall. She was born on 17 Jan 1921 in  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA and died on 19 Jul 2011 in  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. He married second to Antoinette "Tony" Eno Pichot. She was born on 15 Jan 1924 in Manhattan, New York, USA an died on 9 Nov 2011 in Milford, Pick County, Pennsylvania, USA. He married third on 20 Oct 1979 in Washington, DC, USA to Sally Sterling Quinn. She was born on 1 Jul 1941 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. She is lives in Washington, DC, USA.
  3. Constance Bradlee was born on 11 Apr 1923 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA and died on 10 Apr 1993 in Manhattan, New York, USA. She married first to Francis Curtis Thayer. He was born on 6 Mar 1918 in Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA to Raymond Lowery Thayer (1886 - 1955) and Lilian L. (1886) and died in May 1975 in Manhattan, New York, USA. She married second to David W. Devins. He was born on 10 Apr 1920 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA to Arthur Lithgow Devins (1879 - 1957) and Wenonah Wetmore (1883 - 1983) and died on 5 Feb 1995 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

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  1. Casper Crowninshield de Gersdorff was born on 10 Jul 1865 in Manhattan, New York, USA and died on 10 Aug 1982 in Manhattan, New York, USA. On 20 May 1929 in Manhattan, New York, USA he married to Louisa Helena Ogden. She was born on 1 Sep 1900 in Manhattan, New York, USA to Charles Walton Ogden (1873 - ) and Ida Gertude Little (1877 - ).
  2. Alama de Gersdorff was born on 18 Jun 1896 in Manhattan, New York, USA and died in Dec 1992 in Lenox, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA. On 7 Jun 1919 in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA she married to David Percy Morgan. He was born on 4 Sep 1894 in Lexon, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA to Samuel Morgan (1862 - ) and Edith Parson (1875 - 1942) and died on 21 May 1982 in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA. He is buried in Stockbridge Cemetery in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA.

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Kasper von Gersdorff ( - )

m. Euphemia von Pfug ( - )

Hieronymus von Gersdorff ( - )

m. Martha von Luttichau ( - )

Wolf Kaspar von Gersdorff (1598 - 1632)

m. Anna von Wolfersdorff ( - )

Siefried von Gersdorff (1627 - 1674)

m. Anna Maria von Rackel (1673 - 1703)

Wolf Ernst von Gersdorff (1666 - 1714)

m. Maria Susanne von Temritz (1668 - 1707)

Siegmund von Gersdorff (1702 - 1797)

m. Erdmuth von Metzradt (1709 - 1781)

Ernst Siegmund von Gersdorff (1737 - 1797)

m. Charlotte Marie Eleonore, Countess von Feil und Klein-Ellguth (1761 - )

Heinrich August Baron von Gersdorff (1793 - 1874)

m. Augustua Theodora von Tschirschky und Bogendorff (? - 1883)

Dr. Ernst Bruno von Gersdorff (1820 - 1883)

m. Caroline Choate (1834 - 1889)

Carl August de Gersdorff (1865 - 1944)

m. Helen Suzette Crowninshield (1868 - 1941)

Chevaliere Josephine de Gersdorff was born on 18 Jun 1896 in Manhattan, New York, USA to Carl August de Gersdorff, Esq. (1865 - 1944) and Caroline Choate (1834 - 1889) died on 15 Oct 1975 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts. She is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. He memorial service was held on a Monday at Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury St, Back Bay, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA.

  1. Frederick Josiah Bradlee III was born on 6 Feb 1919 in Manhattan, New York, USA and died on 12 Jul 2003 in Manhattan, New York, USA.
  2. + Chevalier Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee was born on 26 Aug 1921 in Back Bay, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA and died on 21 Oct 2014 in Georgetown, Washington, DC, USA. He married first on 8 Aug 1942 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA to Jean Saltonstall. She was born on 17 Jan 1921 in  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA and died on 19 Jul 2011 in  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. He married second to Antoinette "Tony" Eno Pichot. She was born on 15 Jan 1924 in Manhattan, New York, USA an died on 9 Nov 2011 in Milford, Pick County, Pennsylvania, USA. He married third on 20 Oct 1979 in Washington, DC, USA to Sally Sterling Quinn. She was born on 1 Jul 1941 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. She is lives in Washington, DC, USA.
  3. Constance Bradlee was born on 11 Apr 1923 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA and died on 10 Apr 1993 in Manhattan, New York, USA. She married first to Francis Curtis Thayer. He was born on 6 Mar 1918 in Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA to Raymond Lowery Thayer (1886 - 1955) and Lilian L. (1886) and died in May 1975 in Manhattan, New York, USA. She married second to David W. Devins. He was born on 10 Apr 1920 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA to Arthur Lithgow Devins (1879 - 1957) and Wenonah Wetmore (1883 - 1983) and died on 5 Feb 1995 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

of Chevalier Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee and Sally Sterling Quinn Edit

Chevalier Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee was born on 26 Aug 1921 in Back Bay, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA and died on 21 Oct 2014 in Georgetown, Washington, DC, USA. He is buried in Oaks Hill Cemetery in Georgetown, Washington, DC, USA. He married first on 8 Aug 1942 in in Lindsey Memorial Chapel in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA to Jean Saltonstall. She was born on 17 Jan 1921 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA to John Lee Saltonstall ( - ) and died on 19 Jul 2011 in  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. On 28 Apr 1953 she arrived in Manhattan, New York, USA. On 24 Sep 1955 she departed Manhattan, New York, USA. He married second to Antoinette "Tony" Eno Pichot. She was born on 15 Jan 1924 in Manhattan, New York, USA an died on 9 Nov 2011 in Milford, Pick County, Pennsylvania, USA. She is buried in Milford Cemetery in Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA. He married third on 20 Oct 1979 in Washington, DC, USA to Sally Sterling Quinn. She was born on 1 Jul 1941 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia to Chevalier Lt. Gen. William Wilson "Buffalo Bill" Quinn (1907 - 2001) and Sara-Bette "Bette" Williams (1918 - 2004).

  1. Chevalier Josiah Quinn Crowninshield Bradlee, FSA Scot, FRSA, MStJ, CCR, KJ, GORC was born at George Washington Hospital in Washington, DC, USA. 

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  • A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventurers, ps. 41, 41, 399

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  • A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventurers, ps. 21, 22, 23

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  • A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventurers, p. 16

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