Ascendance of Joseph Porges
Full family tree since Natan Porges (Prague 1470)
Rabbi Moses ben Israel Naphtaly Hirsch
Porges (b. ca 1600 Prague, d. 1670 Jerusalem)
Or on Geni
Samuel Simcha Porges (1744<b.?<1804)
Father of Beer Samuel Porges; Samson Porges; Lewi Porges; ? Porges; ? Porges; ? Porges; Moses Porges; ? Porges; ? Porias; Simon Jakob Porges; Salomon/Kallmann Porges; Abraham Porges; Kopelmann Porges et Markus Porges
Jozef Porges (1758<b.?<1818) married Kalrolina Raitler (b. ca 1790)
||Moritz Porges (b. Libeznice 1827, d. Prague 11/09/1906)
married Franziska Meisner (b. 1836, d.Prague 10/06/1906)
Izak Porges (b.1823) married Amalie Elbogen (b. 1823, d. 1905)
|| Josef Porges (b.1853, d. Prague ca 1929)
Gabriele Wantoch (b. 1860, d. Prague 1920)
Fritzli Pauli (Pascheles) (b. Prague 1886, d. NYC 1976)
Emilie Goldstein (b. 1860, d. 1931)
Sofie Schulhof (1795<b.?<1853)
|| Salomon Porges (b. 1820, d. Prosek Prague 1892)
Anna Kadisch (b. 1831, d. Prague 02/02/1906)
Babette Porges (b. 1855, d. 15/10/1912)
Antonie Toni Porges Meissner
Marie Porges Gellner
Continues below .....
Joseph (Josef) Porges (b. Prague 1858) married Anna Pick (b?, d. Prague 05/07/1927)
and owned land and brickworks at Prosek, on the north west outskirts
Jan Klusak (b. 1934 Prague) Musician.
Hans (John) Jan Porges (b. 1900 Prague, d. 1963 London)
in England as John. Engineer. Married Dora Lichtwitz. Came to
wife and children followed March/April 1939 after
tireless efforts by Dora to obtain an exit visa
the German authorities and a difficult 4 day journey.
the niece of Joseph Porges, see separate family tree below.
to the above Joseph Porges)
Fritz (Fred) Porges (b. 05/1932 Prague, d. London 21/12/2002) Eldest of twins, engineer. Married
Sonia Gillian Porges (b. 1963 London) Teacher. Married Alec
Christopher John Field (b. 1993 London)
Richard Graham Porges (b. 1966 London)
Research worker at Southampton University. Married Lisa 1993.
George Porges (b. 1932 Prague)
of twins. Engineer. Married Ann Carter. Lives in London.
Rosemary Ann Porges (b. 1963 London)
secretary. Married Andrew Rawlison.
Kirsty Louise Rawlison (b. 1989 Hertfordshire);
Daniel James Rawlison (b. 1992 Hertfordshire)
Robert John Porges (b. 1966 London),
runs a small hostal on Spain's Costa del Sol, with partner
Rudolf Porges (b. 1903, d. 1942 ) Married, no children
Karl Porges (b. 11/05/1906, d. 1942 ) Married Gertrud Porges
(daughter of Karl Porges (b. 21/01/1867, d. Litomerice 06/07/1931) and Hermina)
Philipp Porges (b. 21/07/1856 Liebescitz (Bohemia, Csz),
d. 06/11/1925 Vienna). married
Helene Milchspeiser See biography below.
1 foster son. No other information.
||Fritz Porges (b. 1873, d. Prague 4/11/1931)
married (1) Helene Porges-Kobler
(must have been one of the earliest in this field,
since X-rays were not discovered
until 1895 by Röntgen)
Elizabeth Porges. Married Dr. Gregora Hannes. No other information.
Wilhelm Willy Porges
Marie Porges. Married Siegfried Gellner. Mother of Margit, Olga and Bela Gellner.
Antonie Toni Porges (b.1869, d.?). Married Dr. Rudolf Meissner, brother of Alfred Meissner, Czech Minister of Justice.
Josef Porges (b. Bohemia 1860, d. Vienna 1926)
born in a small Bohemian
village into a very poor family but worked hard and successfully.
In 1912 moved with his family to Vienna where, in due course, he
was appointed Managing Director of the Austrian Alcohol State Monopoly
(Spirituszentrale) and, in 1918, Commercial Consultant of the Government
Married in 1897 Pauline Weissberger (b. Kolin Bohemia
1875, d. Manchester 1944).
Uncle of Dora Lipschtwitz who married Jan (John) Porges.
||Albert (Bertl) Porges (b. Prague 12/07/1898, d. Shanghai China 1932).
Studied in Vienna
and got his Doctorate in Genoa where he was employed by the American
After some time in New York he was appointed
1926 General Manager of Amexco in Piraeus and in 1929 Managing
Director in Shanghai.
In 1932 he was appointed Managing Director
in London but was killed before he could leave Shanghai 4 days
Killed in China
Henriette "Marietta (Hendra)", (b. Prague 10/01/1900, d. Prestbury
1990). Migrated to England.
James Lilienfeld, member of London Stock Exchange. No children.
Marie (Manschi) Jacob (b. Prague 17/08/1901, d. Switzerland). Married Felix Julius Constantin Jacob , no children.
Lived at various times in London, S. Africa, Switzerland.
Paul Porges (b. Prague 03/08/1904, d. in Italy). Migrated to Italy,
then to Australia.
Albert Porges, daughters : Nicki and Mathilda
Frederick Benjamin "Ben" Porges (b. Prague 14/06/1907, d. Manchester 06/12/1999).
1934 in Moscow Marianne Raubitschek
Migrated to England. No children.
In January 2003, Michael Hilton provided the Curriculum
Vitae of Frederick Benjamin Porges, his great uncle :
1913-1917 : Primary School in Vienna.
1917-1924 : Secondary School (Realschule) in Vienna. Declared me
unanimously ripe for entering a Technical University.
1924-1930 : Studied Mechanica1 Engineering at the Vienna Technical
University, for the last 2 years. additionally Internal Combustion
Engines. Passed the Rigorosum unanimously "very well"
1930-1932 : Worked for Henri, Maurice and Dick Farman in Boulogne-Billancourt
(France), a well-known company manufacturing Luxury Motor Cars,
Aircraft and Aircraft Engines. In due course I was charged with
the design, fabrication and final testing of their 18T 12 Cylinder
Aircraft Engine. There I designed my first seals to prevent leakage
between compressors and engines.
1932-1936 : Invited to work in USSR as Head Engineer of the Engine
Department of the “Central Scientific Research Institute for
the Design of Aircraft Engines (ZIAM)” and as Head Engineer
of the Engine Department of the "Scientific Research and Projecting
institute of the Auto-Tractor Industry (NATI)
1934: Married in Moscow Marianne Raubitschek, a childhood friend,
Dentist with her Surgery in the centre of Vienna.
1936-1938: Had to leave the USSR because we refused to become Soviet
Citizens and Members of the Communist Party. We hoped to settle
in England but could not find suitable jobs. An old friend who worked
in the Oil Industry suggested to me to change to oil and after I
learned some months in the Antwerp Redeventza Refinery we moved
to Trieste where I worked in the Aquila Refinery.
1938-1945 : Invited to come to England as Chief Engineer of the
Solvent Refining and Dewaxing (Edeleanu) Plant of the Manchester
Oil Refinery under construction.
1945-1993 : Before the end of the war I suggested to thee Managing
Director of MOR the formation of a separate company for the. fabrication
and sale of the seals which I had further developed and successfully
used in the USSR, in Trieste and. in Manchester. He agreed and the
company was founded with me as Managing Director under the name
of Flexibox Ltd, a shares investment of £600, a disused air-raid
shelter, one second-hand lathe and one workman. The first two or
three years were rather difficult but then the company developed
and by now has seventeen subsidiaries all over the world, manufacturing
not only seals but shaft couplings and related units, used in all
sorts of industry.
PS: On May 12, 1993 the University of Manchester has conferred upon
me the Degree of Master of Science (honoris causa).
Marianne developed Alzheimer's Disease in 1985 and died in 1990.
After a marriage of 56 years I could not even think of ever going
into our secondary home in Ste. Maxime and I sold it as well as our
yacht, funding with the total receipt the "Ben and Marianne
Porges Chair" at the Manchester University. I hope that it
will help to find a cure for this terrible illness of which in Great
Britain alone suffer 750,000 and the world over many millions.
F.B. Porges 1993
Dr Ben Porges, an honorary graduate, MSc 1993,
of Altrincham, Cheshire. He died on 6th December 1999, leaving a
further £200,000 towards the Ben and Marianne Porges Fund
for Old Age Psychiatry, which includes research into Alzheimer's
(University of Manchester, UK)
Source : George Porges (London), 1994. Michael
of Philipp Porges, industrialist in Brno
à Liebeschitz (Libesice, Bohême) le 21 juillet 1856,
décédé à Vienne le 6 novembre 1925.
jusqu'en 1876 le Polythechnikum de Prague; puis travailla comme
ingénieur dans une fabrique de machines à Prague,
puis à la fabrique métallurgique Witkowitz (Ostrava-Vitkovice)
et dans une fabrique de machines "Brand & Lhuillier" à
En 1890 il fonda une fabrique de machines (Lederer
& Porges) à Königsfeld (Kralovo Pole) près
L'entreprise se développa rapidement et fusionna
en 1903 avec la fabrique de machines et de wagons S.A. précédemment
H.D. Schmid Simmering.
Porges fut directeur général
des deux fabriques dans lesquelles travaillaient 3.000-4.000 ouvriers.
Il fonda une filiale à Bucarest qui devint indépendante
Source : Österreichisches
Biographisches Lexikon 1815-1950
(Wien 1983, in possession of Leo Baeck Institute New York)
the company of Philipp Porges .....
..... Another important factory, which was located in Brno was Lederer
and Porges, founded in September 1889.
This factory was also
known as Kralovopolska and by 1907 had 1,850 employees and was a
successful producer of medium - and high-pressure steam boilers,
railway storage tank cars, wood-working machines, cleaning machines,
deep freezers, steam engines, railway and road bridges, and steam
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