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Updated September 28, 2012

Hello to all!
My husband Henry and I live in Tacoma, Washington. He was born in Germany (1938) and I was born in England (1942). Henry and his parents, Ivan Johan Haasz and his mother Gerda Buchheim (born in 1914 to Meier Buchheim) escaped from Germany in 1938 and sailed to Shanghai, China, coming to the US in 1947. There are many BUCHHEIM relatives and descendants we cannot yet find.

The fifth of eight children, my mother, Evelyn May APPLEBY FRASER born in Hamilton,Scotland in 1908,lived with us from 1991 until her death in 2002. She was sent to the Aberlour Orphanage in the Spey Valley in 1913 when her mother died from TB. Her father, JAMES BENJAMIN APPLEBY, was a steeplechase jockey in Scotland and England, and eventually became a trainer(his brother Horatio Jr. was also a jockey). After my grandmother Janet CROWE APPLEBY's death, James B. remarried in 1918 and went to Australia with his wife and 3 children from the second marriage.

James B.'s father was HORATIO APPLEBY,(born 1841 in Dublin Ireland with his touring parents) an actor/comedian, who married ALICE ATTEWILL (b.London 1844) in Liverpool in 1863. Alice and Horatio's children were all born in Lancashire except one: Amy, Alice (born in Edinburgh), James B., Horatio, Louisa and Thomas Calvert. Horatio ran a traveling theatre troupe, eventually becoming a publican. He died in Glasgow,Scotland in 1916.

Horatio's father, James Edward APPLEBY, who was born in Old Street, Finsbury, London in 1803, was also in theatre, and was married to Sarah Ann CALVERT (b. 1821) from Manchester and daughter of James CALVERT who managed the Queen's theatre in Glasgow. They married in Greenock, Scotland when she was 21. This couple had over 13 children and surviving to adulthood were Horatio, Ellen,Louisa, Edmund and Rosalie. James Edward and Sarah both died in Leeds in 1882 and 1890 respectively, where their son Edmund was living. This family moved around a great deal due to the theatre and horse racing demands. Any help out there? Thanks!

Catherine May Haas
6906 Narrows Lane
Tacoma, WA 98407-1019
United States

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