Notes for Emile Holstein: Believed to be one of illegitimate twins born to Frederick VIII Of Denmark and 'a Lady of the court of Schleswig-Holstein'. Grandad (Oriel Gill) had always told us that the twins were fathered by Christian IX of Denmark (Frederick's father), however the research by Audrey Franco and Juanita Gill points to Frederick, and his age would make more sense as well. The twins were given professions as Marine Engineers. Emile worked on a ship. When Emile died he was drowned at sea. They? could not afford the money to bury him and the Catholic Church refused to bury him. In 1906 the Anglican Church buried him. The Catholic Church later decreed that all his direct? descendants were to be provided with free education (in Jesuit schools?).
Audrey Franco (great granddaughter) said in an Email 21/8/01: 'I have a copy of the marriage certificate of Emile Holstein and Candida Freily, dated July 24, 1886, on the island of St Thomas, Virgin Islands. A copy of the letter which was given to me by an aunt explaining the certificate as it was in Latin, states the age of Emile as 25 and Candida as 19. Emile was from the island of St. Croix and his father's name was Frederick Holstein. Emile was a baptized Lutheran and had to get a special dispensation from a Bishop to marry Candida who was Catholic'.
More About Emile Holstein: Occupation: Marine Engineer (onboard ship or tug); possibly S.S. Taw.392, 393
More About Emile Holstein and Candida Freily: Marriage: 24 Jul 1886, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.393
Children of Emile Holstein and Candida Freily are: