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|Descendant of an Izmir Levantine family still spending the summers in that city|
I am a Lochner from Smyrna and my paternal great grandmother Sylvia Bertia after her divorce from Ernst Lochner, married Mr. Ernest Abbott, mentioned elsewhere on this site. I heard a lot about him and it’s too bad I did not find this web site while her granddaughter (my aunt Helene) was still alive. It was fascinating to read the will and even more interesting to note that this material is to be found in a museum in Izmir - view archives. I currently divide my time between Georgia USA but go to Izmir.
There seems to be some confusion as to the Lochner family and a very similarly named family, de Lochner. I don’t believe de Lochners and Lochners are related. There is some information on de Lochners, mentioned in an Aliotti group photo on this site - view. Here is what I know of the Izmir Lochners but I will not swear to its accuracy.
I know of a Ludwig Lochner arriving from Frankfurt, Germany and next to his name the date 21 March 1798. Unfortunately it could be his birthday or the date of his death. I’m told he was a banker. His son Conrad married Amelie Couturier and one of their children was Ernest F. Lochner who married Sylvia Berti. I remember as a child hearing that one of the Lochners had had 21 children, so this might explain the abundance of Lochners in Izmir. We looked into all this when my brother’s son was given an assignment at school to trace the family history and on Genealogy.com found a person in Canada who was looking for her ancestry thus (posted Nov, 2001):
My grandmother was Amelia Lochner who was born on July 14, 1850 (possibly in Smyrna, Turkey, which is now Izmir) and died on September 5, 1932 in Paris, France.
She was married to William Wilkinson - I don’t know where or when. They had four children, one of whom was my father, William John Wilkinson - now deceased.
Does anyone have any information on the Lochner family in Paris/Turkey during this period? It is possible that her father’s name was Conrad. With all my family gone I am at a loss.
Unfortunately there was no response to my reply. But you can see where she very possibly is a daughter of Conrad since Conrad’s wife was Amelie, that would have made her a sister to Ernst.
Sylvia and Ernst had two children, my grandfather Amedee and a girl whose name may be lost forever now that Aunt Helene (Ninon) is dead, but I don’t think it was Helene. She did indeed die either in Austria or Germany so that is accurate [musical training there?]. I don’t think she had children. One fine day Ernst left for America never to return.
Amedee married Frida Missir, daughter of François Missir and Helene Corsi. They had three children: Norbert who died at 21 of TB, Helene Sylvia (known as Ninon all her life) and Eric Franz. Ninon married late in life to Attilio Zanardi Landi, and was childless. For a very long time she was courted by an older man, very well to-do, in the Aliotti family but she only referred to him as Bubi, so I don’t know who he was except I think he eventually moved to Italy.
Eric married Ada Sapunzoglu (daughter of Wanda Toscani and John Sapunzoglu) and had two children: Axel who is mentioned in one Alex Baltazzi’s articles in this site - click here - (married Lorraine Icard) and myself. They subsequently divorced and Eric married Ingeborg Bremen of Hamburg and they had a daughter, Karin, who is now married to Martin Steinbuchel and lives in Izmir.
There remain few Lochners in Izmir of the old generation, one is Henri Lochner’s son Eric who divides his time between Turkey and Germany. He is the most extraordinarily youthul man in his late 80s I have ever seen. As a child I remember Reggie Lochner and also there was Ronny Lochner, son of Eveline and Renee Lochner of Bornova. I remain in touch with Ronny’s daughter Evy who lives in Vermont. I have a few pictures, one in particular of Sylvia and her son Amedee when he was a young boy.
There were also two Lochner sisters, Mireille and Viviane (now one after the death of Mireille recently). Mireille married a Penetti and Viviane is married as well but I can’t remember her married name. I once asked them for their ancestors and I’ve got the following scribbled down: Gustave Lochner had two children, Louis and Raymonde. According to my scribble Louis married Adeline Missir and had two girls and Raymonde married Rudy Nezaudal (sp.) and had a daughter Edith in Vienna.
The Lochner house in Karşıyaka was built by my grandfather, Amedee. My aunt Ninon grew up there. She lived to be 95 and died two years ago (2006). Ninon remembered Ernest Abbott and Silvia and always told me they were huge spending bon vivants. The house was for sale after the restoration so I called the number and asked if it would be OK for me to bring my aunt to see it in its restored state and of course they were delighted, but she turned it down saying they would probably call the press and she didn’t want to be in the papers!
From information I could receive from readers out there I would love to be able to trace all 21 Lochner children, if that were possible.
The death notice of my grandaunt, Amelia Lochner who married William Wilkinson (1847 Chios - 1896 Smyrna).
submission date 2008-11