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Kahn, Lisl[1]

Female 1915 - 2015  (99 years)


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  • Name Kahn, Lisl  [2, 3
    Born 26 May 1915  Bad Mergentheim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 4 Nov 1936  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Volendam 
    Name Liselotte Kahn 
    _UID B8516B489AD1485B86C714930CFC235942B2 
    Died 19 Apr 2015  [6
    Buried Emanu El Memorial Park, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I234  My Family Tree | Weiss Lang Family Branch, Mergentheimer Family Branch, Descendants of Hirsch Oppenheimer, Descendents of Hirsch Westheimer (I6684)
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2018 

    Father Kahn, Max,   b. 25 May 1875, Steinbach, Lohr, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1949, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Westheimer, Rosa,   b. 22 Mar 1878, Grosseicholzheim, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1965, Queens, Queens, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1901  Mergentheim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bermann, Camille,   b. 31 Mar 1916, Mersch, Luxembourg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1991, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1940  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Children 
    +1. Bermann, Mark William
    +2. Bermann, Ronald Jessie
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lisl Bermann
      1915-2015
      ALMOST 100,
      ALMOST FAMOUS
      Lisl Kahn Bermann lived a long and colorful life until she passed away quietly yesterday, April 19, 2015 at the remarkable age of 99. She was almost 100 and she was almost famous. She will not be remembered for the offices she attained, the positions that she held, nor the people that knew her. On the other hand, she will be remembered for the more important things such as being loved by her family, thoughtfulness to others, and a sparkling personality.
      Lisl was a very special woman, who had a chance to live three lives in one lifetime; one as a young lady growing up in pre war Germany, one as the devoted wife of the Houston iconic restaurateur Camille Bermann of Maxims, and lastly as the strong independent matriarch of the local Kahn/Bermann family. Each represented lengthy periods of time, which allowed her to develop her great personality and character.
      Born in Germany on May 26th, 1915, Lisl grew up in a family of 8 children. Her parents, Max and Rosa Kahn, were thoughtful loving parents, who made sure all the children had a great education and learned a distinct profession to follow. Lisl chose the route of education and athletics for her future. She was an excellent student and model of health, often training for hours in sporting and cycling events. This boundless energy would serve her well into her later life and a good reason for her healthy longevity.
      With World War II imminent, her parents wisely decided to send her to the United States in 1937. She displayed incredible courage as a young adult coming to America by herself to escape the terror in Germany. That year, Lisl met and eventually married Camille Bermann from Luxembourg in New York City. She helped support them, as he trained to become a restaurateur waiting tables in the Pavilion Restaurant at the French Pavilion at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. From there, they moved to New Orleans to further his career, working as the Maître 'd for Carlos Marcello at the prestigious Beverly Club. When gambling and fine dining closed at the Club, they moved west settling in Houston in 1948, where Camille opened the premier restaurant known as Maxims. Lisl backed Camille completely, helping prepare the famous deserts the restaurant featured and at the same time raising two sons. They were happily and successfully married for over 50 years, until Camille's death in 1991.
      The last chapter in Lisl's life actually began with Camille's passing. Lisl became her own woman, no longer living in the shadow of a famous man. She traveled extensively by herself, enjoying the beauty of life as she went. She became an avid photographer and received recognition for her many wild life pictures. Additionally, she had an eye for beautiful works of art and a excellent palate for fine dining and great wines. Her enthusiasm for the pleasures of the table, encouraged her to set up a large endowment for scholarships at the University of Houston Hilton College for Hotel and Restaurant Management.
      Her children, grandchildren, and great grand children became an ever increasing part of her life. She supported their many endeavors, always encouraging them to pursue their dreams to the fullest. Lisl will be deeply missed by her two sons, Mark and Ronnie, her grandchildren, Ron, Camille, Danielle (and her husband Chip) and finally her two great grandchildren, Olivia and Grady. At the amazing age of 99, Lisl has outlived most of her relatives, but does leave many adoring nieces and nephews and friends that worship her. She will always be remembered for her love of family, generosity, and her thoughtfulness to others. For many years now, she had been the devoted Matriarch to all in the family. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?pid=174672555#sthash.nAZA5RDh.dpuf

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Original Import into Legacy.

    2. [S6] Original Source File (Reliability: 3).
      Date of Import: Jul 5, 1999

    3. [S1180] New York Passenger Lists, (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
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    4. [S1180] New York Passenger Lists, (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
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    5. [S1180] New York Passenger Lists, (ancestry.com).

    6. [S1060] Obituary.

    7. [S326] FindAGrave.com.

    8. [S85] Petition For Naturalization.