Garrigues, Malvina b. December 7, 1825 d. February 8, 1904 Opera Singer. She shall be rembered as the creator of the title role in Richard Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde". The child of a Brazilian diplomat and his French wife, she was raised in the capitals of Europe and studied voice in Paris with baritone and legendary teacher Manuel Garcia II. After making her 1841 operatic debut in Meyerbeer's "Robert le diable" at Breslau she remained there until 1849. Malvina appeared for a time in Coburg and in Hamburg, then joined the Karlsruhe Opera where she...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Alter Annenfriedhof, Dresden, Dresdener Stadtkreis, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Kelling, Dr. Georg [cenotaph] b. July 7, 1866 d. February 14, 1945 Medical Doctor and Surgeon. Inventor of Laparoscopy. He studied medicine at the University of Leipzig and, due to his military service, at the Unversity of Berlin. He graduated from Leipzig in 1890, with an emphasis on gastroenterology, and then continued his education in Berlin in 1891, which was noted for research in this area. He opened a practice in that field in Dresden in 1896 and also began to research endoscopic techniques, inventing an early endoscope. He is considered to have...[Read More] (Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) Alter Annenfriedhof, Dresden, Dresdener Stadtkreis, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany Plot: A simple grave stone of the family grave at the cemetery in Anne Dresden.
Page, Herman L. b. May 27, 1818 d. October 15, 1873 Ninth Mayor of Milwaukee. Originally a shopkeeper in his home state of New York, he moved to Milwaukee with his young wife in 1844 and opened a successful dry goods business. This allowed him to retire in 1850 and pursue a career in politics. He first became the Sheriff of Milwaukee County in 1853 and was re-elected three times. He started the first detective force in the city and made the police in Milwaukee into a uniformed service. He was an abolitionist, yet became a Democrat to pursue...[Read More] (Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) Alter Annenfriedhof, Dresden, Dresdener Stadtkreis, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Planer, Minna b. September 5, 1809 d. January 25, 1866 Actress, Musical Folk Figure. A noted performer of her day, she is better remembered as the first wife of composer Richard Wagner. Born Christine Wilhelmine Planer, she was raised in poverty and at 15 was seduced by an Army officer and bore an illegitimate daughter whom she raised as her baby sister. At some point she took to the stage and had enough success that she was soon a popular and well paid performer in a variety of German theatres. In 1834 she was appearing at a resort in Bad...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Alter Annenfriedhof, Dresden, Dresdener Stadtkreis, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Ludwig b. July 2, 1836 d. July 21, 1865 Opera Singer. A noted dramatic tenor, he is remembered as the creator of the title lead in Richard Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde". The son of a respected painter, he was drawn to music from an early age and studied voice at the Leipzig Conservatory. Ludwig made his 1854 operatic bow in a small role at Karlsruhe, where he was to meet the somewhat older soprano Malvina Garrigues. He took on larger parts in Bellini's "Norma", Weber's "Die Freischutz, and other fare, became a principal tenor in 1858...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Alter Annenfriedhof, Dresden, Dresdener Stadtkreis, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany