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Collection Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry

Emile Berliner Family Tree

Information based on The Origin and History of the Family and Branches of the Berliners of Hanover 1720-1997 by Philipp Goldmann (Chapel Hill, N.C.: Professional Press, 1997). Dates and places of birth and death are not always known.

  1. Samuel Berliner (b. Hanover, Germany, 20 Nov. 1813; d. Hanover, 20 Jan. 1872)
    married Sarah Friedman (b. 19 April 1826; d. Hanover, 17 Nov. 1903) on 28 Feb. 1847, had 12 children:
    1. Herman Zwi Berliner (b. Hanover, 4 May 1848; d. Vienna, 18 Sept. 1931)
    2. Jacob Berliner (b. Hanover, 31 March 1849; d. Hanover, 2 Sept.1918)
    3. Adolf Berliner (b. Hanover, 3 April 1849; d. Hanover, 12 Nov. 1919)
    4. Emil(e) Berliner (b. Hanover, 20 May 1851; d. Washington, D.C., 3 Aug. 1929)
      married Cora Adler (b. Baltimore, MD, 1 Jan. 1862; d. Washington, DC, 21 Nov. 1942) on 26 Oct. 1881, had 7 children:
      1. Herbert Samuel Berliner (b. 13 Sept. 1882; d. Aug. 1966)
        married Jessie Kerr Fleming on 11 Feb. 1915
      2. Hanna Edith Berliner b. Washington, D.C., 19 March 1884; d. Washington, D.C., 13 Feb. 1934)
        married Joseph Sanders (b. Gehrden, 18 Oct. 1877; d. Washington, D.C., 20 Aug. 1960) on 13 Nov. 1905
        (son of Albert Sanders and Rebecka Berliner, Emile's sister)
      3. Edgar Maurice Berliner (b. Washington, D.C., 25 July 1885; d. Beverly Hills, Calif., 2 July 1955)
        married (1) Millie Wasserman (b. 4 June 1886; d. 28 Oct. 1978) on 18 Jan. 1909
        married (2) Fannie Heillig (b. 1 April 1891; d. 15 March 1981) on 28 Aug. 1928
      4. Oliver Berliner (b. Washington, D.C. 20 Dec. 1887; d. Washington, D.C., 6 March 1894)
      5. Louise Berliner (b. Washington, D.C., 7 April 1894; d. Washington, D.C., 24 April 1967)
        married (1) Herbert Bennet Frank (b. 23 Nov. 1885; d. 22 Feb. 1925) on 15 May 1916
        married (2) Milton William King (b. 19 Dec. 1891; d. Washington, D.C., 23 Jan. 1976) on 17 April 1938
      6. Henry Adler Berliner (b. Washington, D.C., 13 Dec. 1895; d. Washington, D.C., 1 May 1970)
        married Josephine Mitchell (b. 23 Oct. 1897; d. Washington, D.C., 5 April 1977) on 15 Sept. 1921
      7. Alice Elizabeth Berliner (b. Washington, D.C., 29 April 1900; d. 17 Sept. 1963)
        married (1) Isador Lubin (b. 9 June 1896; d. July 6, 1978) on 14 Sept. 1923
        married (2) Carl Greenbaum (born Notes) (b. Texas, 10 July 1899; d. 9 May 1986) on 10 Dec. 1930
    5. Manfred Berliner (b. Hanover, 29 Jan. 1853; d. Hanover, 25 Feb. 1930)
    6. Franciska Berliner (b. Hanover, 23 March 1854; d. Hanover, 2 Feb. 1918)
    7. Rebecka Berliner (b. Hanover, 28 March 1855; d. Washington, D.C., 16 Aug. 1921)
      married Albert Sanders (b. Gehrden, 29 June 1853; d. Washington, D.C., 26 April 1919) on 27 Dec. 1876, had 7 children:
      1. Elsie
      2. Joseph
      3. Recha
      4. Siegfried
      5. Elsie
      6. Franziska
      7. Anita
    8. Moritz Berliner (b. Hanover, 6 April 1856; d. Hanover, 23 Jan. 1925)
    9. Johanne Berliner (b. Hanover, 19 April 1857; d. Hanover, 6 July 1857)
    10. Joseph Berliner (b. Hanover, 22 Aug. 1858; d. Hanover, 23 May 1938)
    11. Rahel Berliner (b. Hanover, 6 May 1864; d. 29 April 1920)
    12. Else Berliner (b. Hanover, 2 June 1869; d. Hanover, 9 Oct. 1938)
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