Porges (b. ca 1835) married Regine Fleischman (Vienna)
Hans Porges (emigrated from Vienna to Staten Island NJ ca 1870/80)
Alec Porges (emigrated from Vienna to Staten Island NJ ca 1870/80)
Emil Porges (emigrated from Vienna to Staten Island NJ ca 1870/80)
married to Tessi ?
married to ? Zimmerman.
have one daughter, Emily who lives in Jacksonville, FL
Caroline Porges (emigrated from Vienna to Staten Island NJ ca
Dr Robert Carl Porges married Hermine Wiedman (he received his
M.D. in 1886
a close friend of the Queen mother of Emperor Franz Joseph. He
converted to catholicism.)
Pauline Porges (b. 1893, d. NYC 1987)
Rudolf Porges (b. 1891, d. 1914)
John C. (Hans) Porges (b. Vienna, d. New York 1967),
received his medical doctorate at the University of Vienna in
from Vienna (Alsenstrasse 21) to NY in 1938,
Suzanne Florence Oberländer (b. Vienna 06/01/1908, d. NYC
was an artist. (See her obituary) (See
Vienna phone books)
George Wolfgang Porges (b. Vienna 1936) married Nicole Margaine,
to NY in 1938,
lives in Dallas, no children
Robert F. Porges (b. Vienna 11/09/1930, d. New York 01/11/2012)
of Gynecology at the New Yok University school of medicine,
to NY in 1938, married Felicia Axelrod
of Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine)
A fourteen year veteran of the Real Estate business, Mr. Porges
spent five years as vice president and general counsel of J.D. Carlisle
Development, a New York-based real estate development company, with
responsibility for the firm’s development strategy, including
acquisitions, financing, leasing and marketing. Mr. Porges’
projects include Morton Square, The Penmark and NYU Cancer Center,
all in New York City. Mr. Porges has been an active owner/manager
of real estate since 1990. Prior to joining J.D. Carlisle Development,
Mr. Porges was an attorney with Togut, Segal & Segal, a boutique
corporate bankruptcy firm."
Porges, née Oberlander, artist, died at her home in
Manhattan on September 13th, 2001 at 93 years, following a
Born in Vienna, Austria,
she emigrated to the United States with her husband and young
children in 1938, shortly following the Anschluss.
She resided for many years in Forest Hills, Queens and later
in West Stockbridge, MA.
She was an artist and art scholar, a member of Artists Equity,
and had a long and prolific career as a portraitist, still-life
and landscape painter.
She accrued an outstanding art library and slide collection.
The latter contained unique views of museum quality. The entire
collection of slides was donated to Dartmouth College.
Her expertise as an art scholar was recognized by the United
States Information Service for which, in 1956, she gave a
series of lectures in France on American Art.
During her years in West Stockbridge she was active in the
community, and continued to foster her academic interests
by sponsoring art scholarships for local high school students.
In many ways Suzanne
Porges was symbolic of the generation of immigrants from Central
Europe who grew up in the early years of this century only
to have their secure family life and intellectual milieu interrupted
by the Second World War.
Many assimilated Jews could not meet the stringent requirements
of Aryan purity imposed by the Nazis.
The coming of Hitler forced upon her the recognition of her
While not raised as a Jew, her journals reveal that she had
no doubts of her ancestry, and how she would be treated.
It was her sensitivity and appreciation of imminent danger
that prompted her to write to a close acquaintance, William
Rosenwald, only a few days following the German annexation
His assistance enabled the familys rapid Exodus from
Europe, sparing them catastrophe from the Holocaust. Her family
attributes its survival to her vision and initiative.
She survived her husband of 38 years, John C. Porges, a prominent
obstetrician-gynecologist in this city.
She is survived by her sons, Robert F. Porges, of New York
City and Brookfield, CT, and his wife, Dr. Felicia Axelrod;
George W. Porges of Dallas and his wife Nicole; grand-children
John A. Porges and his wife Alexandra ; Vicki M. Porges Eisner
of New York and her husband Joseph Eisner, and a great-grand-son,
Dylan Robert Porges.