Austria

Otto Gersuny biography: 13 things about Teplitz-Schoenau, Czechoslovakia native

Otto Gersuny was an Czech-American doctor who lived in New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Advertisements
  1. He was born in Teplitz-Schoenau, Czechoslovakia to Gottlieb Gersuny and Sophie Gersuny.
  2. He was 10 years older than his wife Lisbeth Stiassny Gersuny. They have two sons together. He was one of the best-known specialists for children’s diseases in Vienna, Austria where he and Lisbeth initially lived.
  3. His older brothers Karl Gersuny and Theodor Gersuny and his older sister Anna Simon were also born in Teplitz-Schoenau. Theodore died in Teplitz-Schoenau in 1883 at the age of 3.
  4. In 1914, he graduated from the University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria with a doctor of medicine degree.
  5. During the World War I from 1914 to 1918, he served as a military surgeon.
  6. On November 20, 1924, his father died at the age of 78.
  7. In 1928, Lisbeth gave birth to their son Carl Gersuny in Vienna.
  8. In 1931, Lisbeth gave birth to their Conrad Gersuny in Vienna.
  9. On December 21, 1935, his mother died in Vienna at the age of 81.
  10. In 1938, he and Lisbeth emigrated by ship from Austria to New York City, New York with their two sons. He studied English while his family stuck it out on a small loan in their house in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City.
  11. In 1940, he was authorized to practice medicine in the U.S.
  12. Had he had not been Czech, he and his family may have been killed like most of his relatives during the Holocaust between 1941 and 1945 amid World War II. He has one paternal half-brother named Wilhelmine Fink, who was also born in Teplitz-Schoenau. Fink died in 1942.
  13. In 1964, he died in New York at the age of 74.
Advertisements
flag of the United States of America July 4, 1960 -

3 replies »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.