Photo taken in:ChernovtsyCountry name at time of photo:Austria-Hungary, pre 1918Country name today:UkraineName of the photographer / studio:A. Kluczenko
This is my maternal grandfather, Berl Engler. He wasn't alive when I was born. He's wearing a beard and whiskers, so the picture probably dates back to the 1900s. It was taken in 'A. Kluczenko' photo cabinet in Czernowitz.
My maternal grandfather was born in Sadagura. I don't know the year of his birth, but I know he died in 1910. His first wife, whose maiden name was Schrager, died in 1893, was very young, and I know almost nothing about her. They had two daughters: Tiny Engler, born in 1889, and my mother, Antonia Engler, born in 1892. My maternal grandfather's second wife was Polish. Her name was Malca; I don't know her maiden name. They had two sons: Leo [Zuzu] Engler, who was born around 1894, graduated in Vienna and became a doctor, and Sigmund Engler, born six years after his brother, around 1900; I don't know what school he went to. Our grandparents couldn't get along any better. Malca was a very kind woman; we didn't know that she was our step-grandmother and loved her very much.