Reis Family

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Jonas Reis

The Reis Family appears here as part of the Man family web site as a result of the marriage between Sheila Allwynne Cran Reis and Frank Otto Stoe Man on 25 October 1946. Sheila was the daughter of Gordon Stanley Reis.

The Reis family begins with Generation One which consists of just one Reis namely Jonas (right) who married Marian Samuel the daughter of Harriet (Israel) and Moses Samuel (see Samuel Family).

So far, earlier generations of this Reis family have not been uncovered.  As far as is known there are descendants alive today from two of Jonas’s sons: Arthur Montagu and Alphonse Louis, and quite possibly his daughters. The eldest son Charles Lionel Reis may well having living descendants but so far no contact has been made.

A page of registry certificates showing birth, marriage and death data, including wills (nearly all in PDF) can be found HERE.  A page of Reis related census data will be placed here shortly.

A major source of genealogical information on the Reis family is ‘The Samuel Family of Liverpool and London‘, as well as ‘Records of the Franklin Family’.  The photograph below was taken in Paris and is, we believe, that of Jonas’s father Maurice Reis who married Emile / Emilie Picard.

Maurice Reis

Maurice Reis

Jonas Reis is the only Reis in Generation One (for now). Jonas is believed to have been born ca. 1820 in Alsace Lorraine, then Germany, the son of Maurice and Emilie (Picard) Reis of Paris. He married Marian Samuel the daughter of Harriet (Israel) and Moses Samuel, on 13 August 1848 at Pilgrim Street Synagogue, Liverpool. He died on 25 March 1877 in Liverpool, age 56 and was buried at Deane Road Cemetery, Liverpool, on 28 March. It is understood that he had sisters.

Marian was born on 20 July 1825 in Liverpool. After the death of Jonas, Marian married Philip Schoeppler (a wine merchant) on 3 April 1879 at Liverpool. Marian died, aged 72, on 16 June, 1900, at 18 Cavendish Road, London.

Philip died on 19 October 1915 at 4 Mazenad Avenue, Kilburn, and from his will, it states that he is ‘of the National Safe Deposit Company’ of 1 Queen Victoria Street, London EC.

Jonas and Marian belong to Reis Generation one; their children belong to:

REIS GENERATION TWO.

  1. Charles Lionel Reis (1849 – 1927)
  2. Harriet (1850 – 1915)
  3. Theresa (1852 – 1933)
  4. Arthur Montagu (1857 – 1941)
  5. Alphonse Louis (1860 – 1940)

REIS GENERATION THREE

The children of Charles Lionel Reis (1849 – 1927) and Elizabeth Woodburn (1853 – 1915) are:

  1. Maud Beatrice Reis (1872 -1926);
  2. Henry Vincent Reis (1874 – 1896);
  3. Percy Harcourt Reis (1875 – 1940);
  4. Violet Ada Reis, born in 18 April 1879 at 1 Ailesbury Road, Dublin, Ireland.  She married Harold Charles Reis (see below) and died on 22 July, 1940 at Hammersmith;
  5. Claire Itala Reis, born in 1881 in Dublin, Ireland and died in 1893 in Glasgow;
  6. Vera Dagmar Reis (1883 – ? );
  7. Gladys Eileen Reis (1892 –  ? ); and
  8. Eric Melville Reis (1894 – 1981).

The children of Harriet Reis (1851 – 1915) and Arthur Swallow (1932 –  ) are:

  1. Laura Swallow (1882 – 1940). She married Percy Harcourt Reis (see above); and
  2. Frank Swallow was born in 1890 and he died of pneumonia aged 9 months on 26 January 1891 at 6 Radnor Place, Birkenhead.

The children of Theresa Reis (1853 – 1933) and Adolphus Breslauer (1849 – 1926) are:

  1. Adelina Clarinda Breslauer (1878 – 1953);
  2. Algernon Norman Breslauer (1879 -1947);
  3. Reginald Stanley Breslauer (1881- 1959);
  4. Austin Granville Breslauer, born in 1883 at Toxteth Park, Liverpool and died in 1950, at Camberwell, London; and
  5. Elvira Muriel Breslauer was born in 1885 in Fulham, London. She married Clement William Sharp in 1906. Elvira died in 1923 in London. Clement was born in 1881.

The children of Arthur Montagu Reis (1857 – 1941) and Lillian Samuel (1862 – 1955) are:

  1. Cecil Clive Reis (1880 – 1966);
  2. Ivy Gertrude Reis (1881 – 1951);
  3. Rupert Alexander Reis (1883-1961)
  4. Leonard Maitland Reis (1884 – 1939);
  5. Gerald Stuart Reis (1887 – 1934);
  6. Vernon Calvert Reis (1896 -1969);
  7. Rita Constance Reis (1898 – 1971); and
  8. Audrey Phyllis Reis (1901 – 1954).

The children of Arthur Montagu Reis (1857 – 1941) and Fannie Ruth Cruyws (1882 – 1943) are

  1. Spencer Mortimer (1902 – 1983);
  2. Dennis Reis (1904 – 1965);
  3. Enid Reis, born on 9 May 1909, at Moharrem Bey, Alexandria, Egypt. (She may have married as an Enid Gravitz or Grawitz is a witness at Brenda’s marriage); and
  4. Brenda Reis (1913 –     ).

The children of Alphonse Louis Reis (1860 – 1940) and Marian Dugan (1859 – 1929) are:

  1. Harold Charles Reis (1883 –  1962);
  2. Emile Montagu, born on 28 August 1885 at 121 Steel’s Place, Morningside, Edinburgh and died 29 December 1892 at 2 Bright’s Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland. (He died from Peritonitis). Emile’s gravestone can be found in the Jewish section of Newington Cemetery, Edinburgh;
  3. Albert Victor Reis (1886 – 1943);
  4. Cyril Herbert Stafford (1888 – 1940);
  5. Gordon Stanley Reis (1889 – 1944);
  6. Norah Eveline Reis (1891 –   );
  7. Louis Norman Reis (1893 – 1969).

The child of Alphonse Louis Reis (1860 – 1940) and Margery Burn Dow (1870 – 1941) is:

  1. Isolda Reis (1914 – 2000)

REIS GENERATION FOUR

The child of Percy Harcourt Reis (1875 – 1940) and Laura Swallow (1882 – 1940) is:

  1. Charles Arthur Ivor Reis (1910 – 1990)

The child of Vera Dagmar Reis (1833 –  ?  ) and Robert Bruce (   – 1939) is:

  1. Elizabeth Bruce

The child of Gladys Eileen Reis (1892  –  )  and Ernest Campbell is:

  1. John Douglas Calder Campbell (1921 –  ? )

The child of Eric Melville Woodburn (1893 – ?) and Jean St Clair Balls is:

  1. Alan Reid Woodburn was born on 13 October 1925 and baptised on 28 February 1926 at Croydon, Surrey. Alan married Eileen Dorothy Smart, daughter of Donald Smart. Dorothy was born in 1929. They had two children:Catriona Polly and Kristie Jane.

The children of Adelina Clarinda Breslauer (1878 –   ) and Herbert Joseph Hands are:

  1. Reginald Thomas Larter (1900 –     );
  2. Cedric Herbert Beresford Hands (1902  –    ); and
  3. Norman Stanley (1904  –   ).

The child of Cecil Clive Reis (1880 – 1966) and Hilda Buxley ( ? – 1919) is:

  1. Claudian Reis, born 1911 in Hendon Middlesex and died in 1931 in Fareham, Hampshire.

The children of Cecil Clive Reis (1880 – 1966) and Dorothy Melton (1900 – 1980) are:

      1. Clive Melton Reis was born on 30 March 1925. He married Rosemary Vera Barlow in 1960. [Clive changed his name from Reis to Reece by deed poll in the late 1940’s]. He died in 2001.
      2. Trevor Kenneth Reis (1926 – 2000); and
      3. Gordon Eric Reis, born in 1930 – .

The children of Ivy Gertrude Reis (1881 – 1951) and Henry Charles Samuel (18?   – 1933) are:

      1. Viva Rose (1906 –  ); and
      2. Louise Joy Reis (1908 – ). She married in 1933 Raymond Egerton Harry Wayt and they had one son: Christopher Harry Anderson Watt

The child of Rupert Alexander Reis (1883 – 1961) and Ena Bridge is:

      1. Denise Pearl Reis, born on 4 August 1919 at 8 Rutland Park Gardens, Willesden Green, London

The child of Leonard Maitland Reis (1884 – 1939) and May Samuel is:

      1. Audley Harcourt Reis (1910 –  ).

The children of Gerald Stuart Reis (1887 – 1934) and Lily are:

      1. Stuart Reis (1910 –    ); and
      2. Leslie Reis (1913 –   )

The children of Rita Constance Reis (1898 – 1971) and Godefridus Laurentius Gortmans (1894 – 1956) are:

      1. Derek Peter Gortmans was born in 1923 at 102 City Road, London, the eldest son of Constance Rita (Reis) and Godefridus Laurentius Gortmans. He married ? in 1945;
      2. Neville Alfred Gortmans was born in 1925 at 70 Sinclair Road, Kensington, London. He married Lillian Ada Crow (Joy) on 8 September 1945 at Ingatestone Chapel, Essex.  Joy was born on 12 May 1920 in Bromsgrove, Birmingham, the daughter of Violet (Rolf) and Edward Crow. She died on 25 February 2002 in Christchurch Hospital.
      3. Dennis Gortmans was born in 1931 in Amsterdam, Holland. He married Aloisia Kerschagel on 1 June 1957 at the Hammersmith Registry Office.  Dennis died on 4 March 1991 at Luton, Bedfordshire. Aloisia was born on 17 April 1924 in Stiermark, Austria, and she died on 24 May 1991 in Luton.  Their children are still living.
      4. Carole Marie (1946 –     ).

Audrey Phyllis Reis (1901 –  1954) and Barnet Libbish (    – 1969) had three children that belong to this generation.

The children of Spencer Mortimer Reis (1902 – 1983) and Mary Geraldine Boot (1906 –   ) are:

      1. Anne Reis, born on 24 September 1934 at Four Oaks, Warwickshire. She married Peter Dufour in 1958;
      2. John Reis; and
      3. Elizabeth Reis, born on 5 October 1942 at Iver Heath, Bucks.

The children of Cyril Herbert Stafford Reis (1888 – 1940) and Luca Camila Pereyra (    –     ) are:

      1. Hugo Alberto
      2. Victor Arnaldo

The children of Albert Victor Reis (1886 – 1943) and Jean Morrison (1881 – 1963) are:

      1. Andrena Morrison Reis (1916 – 1997); and
      2. Louise Morrison Reis (1917 – 2000)

The children of Gordon Stanley Reis (1889 – 1944) and Winifred Simpson Cran (1898 – 1983) are:

      1. Sheila Allwynne Cran Reis (1922 – 2001);
      2. John Alistair Cran, born November 1926 and died on 13 August 1928, aged 21 months at L’Abri, Avenue de Beaumont, Lausanne, Switzerland. (click here to view death certificate in PDF).

The children of Norah Evelyn Reis (1891 –   ) and Richard Stanfield are:

      1. Norma Eileen Stanley Stanfield
      2. Violet Maureen Stanfield

The daughter of Isolda Reis (1914 – 2000) and  Milosz Nied (1901 – 1974) is living and she has two children.

REIS GENERATION FIVE

The child of Charles Arthur Ivor Reis (1910 – 1990) and Marjory Christina Bunn (1919 – 1996) is:

      1. Robert Edward Reis, born in 1939 in Brentford.

The two children of Elizabeth Bruce and John Crawford are living:

The children of Alan Reis Woodburn (1925 –    ) and Dorothy Smart (1929 –   ) are:

      1. Catriona Polly Woodburn, born in 1962; and
      2. Kristie Jane Woodburn, born in 1964.

The child of Richard Thomas Larter Hands (1900 –   ) and Dorothy Inman Brtning is:

      1. Marion Dorothy Hands (1932 –   )

The children of Clive Merton Reece (Reis) (1925 – 2001) and Rosemary Vera Barlow (    –    ) are living.

The children of Trevor Kenneth Reis (1926 – 2000) and Jean Florence Huckle (1930 – 2015 ) are 4 in number and are living so they do not appear on this page.

The child of Louise Joy (Lulu) Reis (1908 –   ) and Harry Watts is:

      1. Christopher Harry Anderson.

The child of Neville Alfred Gortmans (1925 –   ) and Lillian Ada Crow (Joy) (1920 – 2002) is:

      1. Valerie Joy (1946 – 2002)

The two children of Dennis Gortmans (1931 – 1991) and Aloisia Kerschagel (1924 – 1991) are living. One of those children also has two children of his own thus making Dennis and Aloisia grandparents.

The children of Hugo Alberto Reis (1925 –    ) and Celia Celina Genazzini (19    –    ) are living.

The child of Victor Arnaldo Reis (1927 – ) and Nelly Bersani is:

      1. Arnaldo Heriberto Reis was born on 16 of October 1952.

The two sons children of Andrena Morrison Reis (1916 – 1997) and William (Bill) Stanfield Charlesworth (1914 – 1977) are both living.

The son of Louise Morrison Reis (1917 – 2000) and Henry Gordon Hudson (1920 – 2001) is living.

Of the two sons Sheila Allwynne Cran Reis (1922 – 2001) and Frank Otto Stoe Man (1914 – 1986) one is living and the other is deceased and is:

      1. John Morgan Man (1948 – 2004);

The two children of Robert Edward Reis (1939 –   ) and Susan Diana Hamilton (1940 –    ) are living.

There are many more living descendants of Jonas Reis and Marian Samuel.

 

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