Hannah POKORNY[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

Female 1858 - 1935


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  • Born  6 Apr 1858  New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender  Female 
    Died  11 Apr 1935  New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 9
    Buried  Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I23  Levey-Dannenbaum
    Last Modified  17 Feb 2013 

    Father  Michael POKORNY,   b. 3 Jun 1829, Puklice, South Moravia, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1902, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Fannie SINGER,   b. 1 Oct 1834, Budapest (Pest), Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1902, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Jan 1853  Pest (Budapest), Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F35  Group Sheet

    Family  Alexander Murdoch HAAS,   b. 18 Aug 1837, Rothbach, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1908, Bunkie, Avoyelles, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Aug 1879  New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Children 
     1. Alice Rosalind HAAS,   b. 17 Feb 1882, Haasville, Avoyelles, Lousiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1963, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F29  Group Sheet

  • Histories

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    Alex and Hannah Haas Move to San Francisco
    Alex and Hannah Haas Move to San Francisco
    Alex and Hannah Pokorny Haas were probably already separated during this time.
    Hannah Pokorny Haas, Soprano
    Hannah Pokorny Haas, Soprano
    Excerpts of news articles showing the types of events where she performed.
    History of Pokorny Real Estate Company
    History of Pokorny Real Estate Company
    The Pokorny relatives were bound together financially for decades after the death of Michael Pokorny through the establishment of a family trust and real estate company. All of Michael’s children participated with the exception of Hannah Pokorny Haas. During that time the law required a husband’s signature for a wife to be involved in such an activity. Hannah was separated from her husband, Alexander Haas, which prevented her participation. Thus alternative arrangements were created for Hannah to benefit from the family’s assets.

    Much of the decision-making and details on the Pokorny properties can be viewed in the Pokorny papers in the Manuscripts Department of Tulane University's Special Collections Division.

    The following article was written at the height of the Roaring Twenties' economic boom and a few months after the 1927 Mississippi River floods, which was the worst natural distaster of the city until Hurricane Katrina. The article appeared in the New Orleans Times-Picayune Sunday Real Estate Section and its author, Herman Seiferth, was a well-known local journalist (he is also included in this genealogy). The optimism of the period is reflected in the tone of the article. However, real estate like all sectors of the economy took a big hit in the Great Depression, which began two years after this article was printed. A decade later the Pokorny descendants would dissolve their family corporation, which had kept them financially tied together for many years.
    Pokornys and Haas in Europe at WWI Outbreak
    Pokornys and Haas in Europe at WWI Outbreak
    Over 150,000 Americans were stranded in Europe at the outbreak of World War One, including John and Clara Pokorny and Hannah Pokorny Haas. According to Hannah’s granddaughter, Constance Dannenbaum Levey, the Pokornys and Hannah Haas eventually returned to the U.S. in a merchant ship, a far cry from their accommodations in a luxurious steamer passenger ship on the outbound voyage.

    The following article highlights the anxiety of the time and places the Pokornys in Berlin at the beginning of the war.
    History and Destruction of Tiger Bend/Haasville Plantation Home
    History and Destruction of Tiger Bend/Haasville Plantation Home
    The Plantation House in Tiger Bend (alternatively called Eola and Haasville) appears to extend back to Roger Banks Marshall before the 1840s. Roger's son, T. Douglas Marshall, lived with his family there in the 1840s. After the Civil War, his daughter and son-in-law, Maccie and Alex Haas, lived in the house. When Alex and his second wife moved to New Orleans in the 1890s, Alex’s son, A. Marshall Haas and his family, lived in the home. By the 1910s the family only spent summers in the house and eventually it was abandoned and destroyed sometime in the 1970s.

    The name Northup referred to in this article was Solomon Northup, a free-born black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery and wrote the book “Twelve Years a Slave” which recounted his experience at various plantations in Avoyelles Parish before being freed in 1853.

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