|Index of surnames|
|Irma Rosenbusch (1895 - 1962)|
|b. 16 Oct 1895 at Dusseldorf, Germany|
|m. (1) 18 May 1920 Sigmund Lindauer (1884 - 1931) at Dusseldorf, Germany|
|m. (2) abt 1934 Siegfried Alexander|
|m. (3) 26 Jan 1943 Walter Hoffmann (1891 - 1954) at Cape Town, South Africa|
|d. 31 Jul 1962 at Cape Town, South Africa aged 66|
|Events in Irma Rosenbusch (1895 - 1962)'s life|
|16 Oct 1895||Irma Rosenbusch was born||Dusseldorf, Germany|
|31 Jul 1962||66||Irma Rosenbusch died||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Cremation||Cape Town, South Africa|
Listed in the Brüchsal directories, from 1931 to 1936 as living at Zollhallenstrasse 2, although by 1934 she was living in Dusseldorf at 41 Brehmstrasse.
Is said to have married Mr. Alexander under duress.
In June or July 1936 she, he and her daughter spent 4 weeks in Amsterdam.
They sailed from Ijmuiden on Holland Africa's 'Boschfontein' to Cape Town and travelled on to Johannesburg.
Mr. Alexander supposedly returned to Germany shortly thereafter and she divorced him in 1937.
First they lived in a rented room in Yeovil, then moved to Berea.
Worked in a factory sowing flour bags.
Moved to Brixton in 1938.
Opened a general store "Hollywood Bazaar" in High Street, Brixton.
She Met Walter Hoffmann in Johannesburg in 1939 or 1940.
They married in 1941 or 1942 and moved to Cape Town in 1941, living at Thelma Court, Sea Point
In 1942 they moved to 30 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay.
She worked in the office at Hoffmann's Cape Tyre Co. Pty. Ltd., 64 Buitenkant street.
In 1948 she separated from Walter Hoffmann and moved to a flat in Sea Point.
In 1952 she went on holiday to the USA to visit her sister Julia Meier and Walter Hoffmann followed shortly after.
Returning, they bought a house on Geneva drive, Camps Bay.
After Walter's death, she moved to Sallray Mansions, High level Road, Sea Point.
She worked as a bookkeeper for an hotel and then left to run a green grocers store in Camps Bay.
She also worked in a bookstore from 1958 to 1960.
She moved in with her daughter and her family in 1962, in their new home at 33 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay. She had only lived there for 3 weeks when, on the 14th July she fell and broke her hip.
In the Groote Schuur Hospital, complications developed due to liver failure and she could not be operated on. She died at 8:20 pm.
She was cremated and her ashes were scattered in the (lower) garden of 33 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay.
|Created on 21 Apr 2015|