Simon Porges (Prague, b. ca 1770) Merchant "Großhändler",
married Eva Fürth
Simon Porges (b. Prague 1800, d. Vienna
4/9/1869). Merchant "Großhändler" in
married (1) 16/07/1826 Anna Reitlinger (b. 1808, d. Vienna
daughter of Moses Reitlinger, merchant in Vienna, and Veronica
married (2) Rosalie Wertheimer (d. 1881)
lived in Wien, Austria at the following locations:
at Stadt 745, 1834 at Stadt 752, 1836 at Stadt 648, and
in 1859 at Stadt 751.
was buried in the Wahringer Cemetery in Grave 354, Row 5,
Group Number 28b.
with (1) Anna Reitlinger :
Edouard Porges (b. Vienna 31/10/1834,
d. Vienna 1855)
Charles (Carl) Porges (b. Vienna 18/02/1836,
d. Paris 01/04/1906)
(N° 512 on the birth registry of Vienna's Jewish community)
Docteur ès-Sciences University of Heidelberg, Banker,
President Cie Continentale Edison,
"Administrateur de la République Française"
under Pdt Gambetta,
Administrateur Compagnie Le Diamant in Kimberley (S. Africa)
married (15/11/1859) Hélène Schnapper (b.
Vienna 20/12/1829, d. Paris 10/09/1906)
Adèle Porgès (b. Paris 05/10/1860, d.
married (Paris 8) Ferdinand Dreyfus (b. Paris 05/05/1849,
d. Paris 15/07/1915) lawyer, député
then sénateur of Seine & Oise, historian,
economist (brother of Gaston Dreyfus, banker)
(b. Paris 08/12/1884, d. Auschwitz 05/08/1943)
Actuary, founder and first manager of "Assurances
married (Paris 8, 26/05/1908) Amélie Mayer
(b. 02/02/1917, d. 22/01/1947)
(b. 03/04/1919, d. Paris 22/08/1944
during the Paris liberation fights)
Françoise Ferdinand-Dreyfus (b. 1922),
Professor of mathematics
Renée Ferdinand-Dreyfus (b. 1927), librarian
Claudine Ferdinand-Dreyfus (b. 1933, d. 03/02/2010)
Chimen Gerstenkorn (b. 1929) physicist at CNRTS,
Anne Gerstenkorn (b. 1954),
Nadia Gerstenkorn (b. 1956)
Jacques Gerstenkorn (b. 1959) professor of movie
history at Lyons (France) University
(b. Paris 14/01/1888, d. Auschwitz 28/09/1942)
Founder and manager of the agricultural apprencticeship
in Sovay (S & O), married (06/07/1910) Germaine
Virginie Hélène Porgès (b. Paris
married (1891) Albert Wahl (b. 1860), divorced in 1903
Clarisse Julie Porgès (b. Paris 15/06/1868, d.
married (Paris 8, 8/5/1901) André Chevrillon
(b. 1864, d. 1950's).
Writer, Member of Académie Française
Antoinette Chevrillon married Paul Fabre
who remarried his sister in law : Claire Chevrillon
Mathilde Porges* (b. Vienna 01/02/1838,
(N° 755 on the birth registry of Vienna's Jewish community)
married (Vienna 07/10/1855) Karl (Charles) Auspitz von Artenegg* (b. Vienna
04/11/1824, d. Gastein Austria, 18/08/1912) Link to
the AUSPITZ family tree
Stefan Auspitz von Artenegg (died 1945 in Theresienstadt)
Anna Auspitz von Artenegg (b. Hietzing-Vienna 17/12/1863)
married to :
( 1) 07/10/1894 : Adolf Freiherr (Baron) von Odelga
(b. Vienna 21/08/1851, d. 16/04/1915)
(2) 15/03/1920 : Franz Freiherr (Baron) von Riedenau
(b. Vienna 18/10/1868, d. 14/05/1943)
Theodor Auspitz Edler von Artenegg* (b. Vienna 23/3/1861,
married (Vienna 28/05/1901) Angela "Ella"
(b. graz Austria 17/03/1873, d. 1945)
Felicie Auspitz Edle von Artenegg* (b. 1902, d.
married von Baratta-Dragono
Lillian Auspitz von Artenegg (b. 1904, d. 1978)
Elisabeth Auspitz von Artenegg* (b. 1907, d. 1982)
* underlined persons are buried
in the same grave at Vienna's Doebling cemetery on the
former Israelitic section group 1 tomb 16 (I/1/16). The
grave is mentioned in an illustrated book about this graveyard.
(source : Christoph Libisch, 2002)
Siegfried Porges (b. Vienna 06/06/1848,
d. Vienna 20/07/1948)
(N° 1B on the birth registry of Vienna's Jewish community)
Efraïm Porges (b. Prag 1803, d. Vienna
married 04/11/1832 Nanette (Anna) Nina Todesko (b. 06/05/1815,
d. Vienna 20/12/1853)
Fanny Porges (b. Vienna 27/10/1833) (N°
343 on the birth registry of Vienna's Jewish community)
married 17/06/1850 Ferdinand Philipp Wertheimer
Philipp David Wertheimer (b. 06/08/1851)
married his cousin Francisca Löwenstein in Vienna.
Julius V. Wertheimer (b. 06/09/1853)
Emilia Porgès (b. Vienna 20/01/1836,
d. Vichy France 10/09/1900)
(N° 515 on the birth registry of Vienna's Jewish community)
married in Vienna 11/11/1855 Ignaz Ephrussi (seit 12/9/1871
(b. Odessa 16/03/1829, d. Vienna 31/05/1899),
son of Joachim Ephrussi (b. Odessa 1792, d. Vienna 24/11/1864),
banker in Odessa.
The family has some members in France : Maurice Ephrussi
was married to
Béatrice de Rothschild who built the now famous
Villa Ephrussi Rothschild in St Jean Cap Ferrat
Stefan (b. Vienna 28/08/1856)
Anna (b. Odessa 08/04/1859, Kath., d. Vienna ) married
Victor (b. Odessa 08/11/1860, d. Tunbridge, Kent, UK,
ennobled in 1872, founder of the Ephrussi bank.
married Emmy Henriette Schey von Koromla (b. Linz 09/07/1879,
d. Kövecses CZ 1938). Descendants live in
UK, USA, Mexico, Japan.
Sophia Porges (b. Vienna 21/05/1837,
d. Vienna 05/06/1938)
(N° 656 in the Jewish community birth register of
Vienna), married André Capron (??)
Friederike Porges (b. Vienna 02/08/1839,
d. Vienna 1862)
(N° 943 on the birth registry of Vienna's Jewish community)
married Max Th. Schiff (b. Frankfurt 1839), banker.
Paul Schiff (b. 19/04/1863, d. 07/07/1911)
Robert Schiff (b. Vienna 25/04/1864)
Anna Schiff (b. Vienna 16/08/1865) married Robert Levi,
Italian Marine Officer
Maria Henriette Schiff (b. Vienna 08/02/1868)
Emmy Schiff (b. Vienna 27/03/1871)
Bertha Porges (b. 29/7/1841) (N°
1229 on the birth registry of Vienna's Jewish community)
married in Vienna 19/04/1863 Giacomo Hakim (b. 11/10/1833),
banker in Alexandria (Egypt), son of Guiseppo Hakim and
Adrienne Hakim (b. Vienna 10/01/1876, d. 1960?)
married 02/02/1897 August Wärndorfer (b. Vienna
30/03/1865, d. 1940?)
Théodore Porges (b. Vienna 03/09/1843,
d. Paris 03/11/1907, buried Père Lachaise,
Paris), partner in Bank Porges & Ephrussi, (#1552
on the birth registry of Vienna's Jewish community) married
in 1876 Mathilde Betty Weissweiller (b. Vienna
1855, d. Paris 04/05/1897, in the fire of the Bazar de
la Charité), daughter of Baron de Weisweller (b.
Frankfurt 1813, d. Paris 13/01/1890)
[Related to the wife of Baron Henri de Rothschild. He
represented the Rothschild bank in Madrid]. She was (Lord)
"Natty" Rothschild's niece by marriage.
The Weisweillers had originally put up money for Théodore
Porgès' firm, and perhaps Jules Porgès'
Robert Léon Ferdinand Théodore
Porgès (b. Paris 05/06/1885, d. 31/03/1946 buried
Père Lachaise, Paris), married 14/08/1913 and
divorced Camille Havequez.
Philippe Théodore Daniel Edmond
Porgès (b. 18/02/1914, d. Mauthausen deportation
25/08/1944). No children.
Jacques Robert Max Porgès
(b. Paris 06/05/1916, d. for France in Geneina Sudan
02/02/1941). No children.
Isabelle Fanny Louise Porgès
(b. London 19/11/1879, d. Palacio Scarperia Italy
16/05/1958), Princesse Borghese,
married 29/04/1901 Don Marco Borghese (1875-1942),
descendant of Philippe Le Beau (see the
Borghese genealogy below)
Anna Adeline "Anita" Porgès,
Comtesse Foy, (b. Hanover UK 05/08/1877, d. Geneva 14/05/1948,
buried Père Lachaise cemetery Paris) married
@ St Philippe du Roule Church Paris 05/04/1899 Comte
Antoine Fernand HenriMaximilien
Foy. Divorced 28/07/1908.
Maximilien Sébastien Foy (b. Paris 17/04/1900
Paris, d. Neuilly sur Seine 11/11/1967, ). Married
Elvire POPESCO, French actress of Romania origin.
Isabelle Mathilde Foy, (b. Paris 05/04/1903 , d. Monaco
07/03/1976). Not married.
Flower parade in Cannes (18/03/1920)
Isabelle FOY, Marcelle CAPRON (1893-1986),
Robert VINCENT (1908-1977)
Renée Wilhelmine Julie Porgès,
Vicomtesse de Jonghe (b. Paris 05/04/1882, d. Chateau
Fontaine Belgium 06/1965), married Vicomte Eugène
Baudoin Charles Marie Ghislain DE JONGHE. Children :
Vicomte Baudoin DE JONGHE (1906-1975), Vicomtesse Mathilde
DE JONGHE (b. Brussels 18/05/1909) married Comte René
BOËL, Vicomtesse Yseult DE JONGHE (b. Brussels
Edmond Daniel Porgès (b. London
09/11/1878, d. Lausanne 18/03/1941) major in the British
Forces 1914-18, married in Paris 11/09/1906 Marie-Mathilde "Macha"
Brodsky (b. Kiev 05/03/1888, d. Monaco 1978).
Their Paris town house (11 avenue de Friedland), their
art collections and stocks were seized by the French
Authorities during the German occupation in 1941, 1942
"La succession d'Edmond Porgès a été
saisie pendant la guerre et mise
sous administration provisoire des Domaines de la Seine
par Arrêté du 24 Juin
1942, publié au J.O. du 26 Décembre 1942."
further details on this spoliation, click
lived in London during WWII then settled in Monaco.
Edmond PORGES (1901)
Edmond PORGES and his aunt Adela de WEISWEILLER (1845-1925)
Edmond PORGES driving his Panhard at Château de
Source : Frédéric Vincent (2004) great
grandnephew of Adela de WEISWEILLER
and grand-son of Charles Vincent (1876-1964) who took
the above photographs.
Quel chameau ce Sem."
Caricature by Georges Goursat a.k.a. Sem (1863-1934).
Lithograph , from the series "le nouveau monde",
Michel Théodore Robert EdmondPorgès
(b. 04/08/1908 Val St Germain France, d. USA august
Banker in New York City
"I live in New York since 1940. Served with the
Free French Forces
1943 to 1945. Member New york Stock Exchange 1953
to 1964 and
still working in Wall Street (V.P. , Shearson, Lehman
Married and divorced Dolores Neubauer. Married and
divorced Leda Coumantaros (mother of my two children)."
(letter of may 1, 1993)
Charles-Edmond Porges (lives in
Ionas Porges (b. USA)
Theodore Porges (b. USA)
Anne Marie Helene Porges Sheeter, lives in Hines,
Oregon; children : Paul & Catherine
Florence Mathilde Adeline Violet Porgès
(Lady Packer), (b. Paris 1915)
Married (27/10/1937) and divorced Robert Wigram Crawford
Married (1945) and divorced Noël Vincent in New
Married (Wesminster 1964) Press maganteSir Douglas
Franck Hewson Packer (b. 1906, d. 1974), owner of
Australian Consolidated Press
Lady Packer is Australian and lives in Sydney and
Maurice (Moritz) Porges (b. 1798, d.
Vienna 08/02/1870) married Henriette Reitlinger (b. ??,
daughter of Moses Reitlinger, merchant in Vienna, and Veronica
Henri (Heinrich) Porges (b. Vienna 03/07/1828,
d. Paris 1901), (N° 88 on the birth registry of Vienna's
Jewish community) buried at the cemetery of Rochefort
en Yvelines (France), lived16 rue François 1er
in Paris. Pauline Porges (b. Vienna 17/12/1829,
(#151 on the birth registry of Vienna's Jewish community) Rosa Porges (b. Vienna 22/11/1830, d.
(#195 on the birth registry of Vienna's Jewish community) Sigismond (Sigmund, Siegismund) Porges
(b. Vienna 07/03/1834, d. ??), (N° 360 on the birth
registry of Vienna's Jewish community)
First to climb the Mönch mountain in 1857. Banker
in Vienna ?
Porgès (b. Vienna 25/05/1839 d. Paris 20/09/1921)
(N° 917 on the birth registry of Vienna's Jewish community)
(his French citizenship certificate, dated 1915, mentions
: "he is the son of Maurice (Moritz) Porges, trader,
and Henriette Reitlinger ; he had two brothers, one who
was a banker in Vienna, the other lived in Paris, 16 rue
married Rose-Anne "Anna" Wodianer (b. Vienna
08/07/1854, d. Kallwang, Austria 22/09/1937)
She was granted the French nationality on february 5,
Diamond magnate and prominent art collector.
His mining business became the DeBeers Company. Click
hereto read his
& family, at home in Château de Rochefort
As reported by Yad Vashem, Henriette Porgès
has been nominated in 2005 Juste de France for her
righteous actions during WWII.
LES JUSTES DE FRANCE > Tous les Justes de France > Dossier
" The Felzen family left Poland for France in 1910.
They had three children: Albertine, Henri and Pauline.
Mr Felsen volunteered during the First World War.
In 1920, the family became French citizens and bought
a cafe in 6th arrondissement of Paris.
In 1941, Albertine
was arrested by the police but as a French national
was subsequently released. Her husband managed to escape,
taking shelter with non-Jewish friends and then fleeing
into non-occupied France.
In 1942, Albertine, aware
of the growing threat, abandoned everything and fled
into non-occupied France with her three-year-old daughter
There she rejoined her family in the Indre where
they were sheltered by the Marquis Eugène
de la Ferté, the mayor of the village of Maron,
and his wife. The couple, recognizing the Felzens'
destitution, found them shelter, bedding, blankets,
food and heating.
The Felzons were not the only family
protected by the mayor and his wife; they also cared
for the Halkin and Pinszowski families. Their generosity
was unflagging. At great risk to their own safety,
they not only helped but saved 15 members of a single
Source : http://www.yadvashem-france.org/justes-france/?mode=detail&number=10583
Renée de la Ferté Meun (b. 22/07/1903,
married Vital Comte de Gontaut Biron (b. 1904,
Elizabeth (b. 1928), married Michel Comte
de la Forest Divonne (b. 1923)
Children : Véronique (1952) married Emmanuel
Comte de La Forest Divonne (b. 1951) 4 children,
Pierre-Louis (b. 1958), Vital (b. 1960, d. 1997)
Louis-Antoine Comte de Gontaut Biron (b. 1927)
married Isabelle de Pontac (b. 1933)
4 children : Christophe (b. 1966), Sibylle (b.
1967), Alexandra (b. 1969), Géraud (b.
Anne de la Ferté Meun (b. 06/05/1901, d.
1984) married Arnaud Marquis de Gontaut Biron (b.
17/08/1897, d. 1985))
François Marquis de Gontaut Biron (b.
1927) married Huguette de Pontac (b. 1930).
Château de Courtalain (28).
Anne-Charles (b. 1963) married Aude Azéma
de Castet La Boulbène; children : Armand
(b. 1992), Arnaud (b. 1993)
Marie-Antoinette de Gontaut Biron (b. 1925, d.
2003) married Jean-Guy de Wael (b. 19/10/1936)
Arnaud (b. 1962) married Anne Mollard (b. 1963)
: son Thomas (b. 1993) lives in Germany
Florence Porges (Lady Packer) (Monaco, Australia)
Michel Porges (New York)
Comte Michel de la Forest Divonne (Paris)
Mr Pierre-André Meyer ( Paris)
The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
(from the Paul Diamant collection)
1993 Martyrologie du Bazar de la Charité, by Pierre
NICOLAS, Paris 2000
whose name means monk, is a monumental mountain, part of the
great north wall of the Bernese Oberland. It is the central
summit of the three famous mountains on this crest, with Jungfrau
(13,642 ft.) to its west and Eiger (13,025 ft.) to its east.
Though Mönch is a serious mountain of snow and ice, it
offers a relatively straightforward ascent, compared to its
steep neighbors.Today railways
take tourists near the summits of these mountains, and the
Jungfraujoch Hotel (11,412 ft./ 3478 m.) has been built into
the col that separates Jungfrau and Mönch.
Elevation 13,448 feet, 4,099 meters
Year First Climbed : 1857
First Climber(s): Siegismund Porges, Ulrich Almer,
Christian Almer, Christian Kaufmann
To read extensive
excerpts of the book, click
The Porges Diamond is a Fancy Yellow
diamond weighing 78.53 carats and was bought by Harry
Winston in 1962 who named it, as a tribute to the
French diamond mining pioneer, Jules Porges. Winston
mounted the stone so that it may be worn either as
a brooch, within a frame set with cabochon-cut emeralds
and rubies or as a single stone, set within a simple
ring mount. The current owner purchased it from Harry
Winston directly in 1968 and as record books indicate,
the whereabouts were unknown until now.
Jules Porges (1839-1921), descended
from a prominent Austro-Hungarian family, was born
in Vienna and was raised in Prague, where his father
was a master jeweler. By the 1860s he had settled
in Paris where he quickly established himself as a
principal force in the diamond trade and founded Jules
Porges & Company. Just outside Paris, he built
a spectacular château in Rochefort-en-Yvelines
for his wife and daughter and his residence in Paris
was located on the Avenue Montaigne, where he housed
an important art collection, focusing on Dutch masters
such as Hals and van Dyck. By the time diamonds were
discovered in South Africa, he had amassed a tremendous
fortune and was considered the leading diamond merchant
in the world. Quickly realizing the potential of these
newly discovered mines, he dispatched Alfred Beit
and Julius Wernher in 1873 to act as his representatives
in this new venture and in 1876, Porges himself arrived
in Kimberley, playing the unusual role as both consumer
and producer of diamonds. Although he had invested
in the mining rights of the four major mines (De Beers,
Bultfontein, Dutoitspan, and Kimberley), by 1879 he
was almost completely focused on Kimberley and had
become a close associate of Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes eventually
convinced the French investors to sell their shares
to the newly formed De Beers firm. Jules Porges quietly
retired in 1890.
The Porges is an Asscher-cut Fancy Yellow diamond,
SI1 clarity, and it figured as Christie's Magnificent
Jewels sale of April 19th and 20th, 2004. It was Lot
473 in Sale 1362, with an estimate of $600,000 to
$800,000 US (sold $769.100 US). The brooch in the
photo, created by Harry Winston, is set with Old Mine
and Old European cut diamonds in a freeform design
around the Porges itself. These are enhanced by scattered
cabochon-cut rubies and emerald with a total approximate
weight of 23.90 and 15.00 carats, respectively. They
are mounted in platinum and yellow gold. According
to the text of the auction the piece is accompanied
by a gold ring mounting and a screwdriver to transfer
the Porges Diamond back and forth. Also included was
a Harry Winston black suede case.