Eugenie Siligmüller, Nürnberg

This tender being came to me from German ebay. Isn’t she just breath-taking, like a 1920s silent movie star! Her name was Eugenie Siligmüller and she had her photo taken in Nürnberg, Germany.

If I’m correct with my research, her full name was Barbara Eugenie Siligmüller. On September 28th,1920, she married Dr. Bonaventura Friedrich Karl Dürig in Nürnberg. Bonaventura was a medical doctor. In 1928, the couple was living at Peter-Henlein-Str. 46 in Nürnberg.

With a name like Bonaventura, he is definitely one of a kind in the papertrail. I find Bonaventura in the WWI records as well as in the Bavarian Army records before WWI. He was a medical officer. He was born on May 30th, 1879, in Schwabach, Bavaria. At the time of WWI, he was single.

But I find nothing on Eugenie. I don’t know when or where she was born. There is noone of that surname living in Nürnberg in 1918 or in the 1920s. She must have been born somewhere else and perhaps went to school or worked in Nürnberg when she met Bonaventura.

Looks like Bonaventura passed away in December 1954 in Nürnberg. I find Barbara Eugenie Dürig living at 29 Schedelstr. in Nürnberg in 1963 as a doctor’s widow. In 1976, Eugenie was still living in the same address, together with a man named Kurt Dürig, a bank clerk. Perhaps her son?

I wish I could tell you more about Eugenie, but since I can’t, I will leave you here with this beautiful photo of her until a relative one day claims her.

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