I look at all the smiles of these healthy people on the board of the Buck Foundation and wonder if they could handle the history of my late mother, born unto Mary Magdalene Rosamond. A Monterey Judge ruled no family member could handle the Crazy Creative Legacy of my dead sister, the world famous artist who signed images of beautiful women….’Rosamond’. This so happens to the name Grimm applied to Sleeping Belle. Here is some of the history that I put on the plate of the Belmont Historical Soceity that I know they squirreled away – then hoped I would drop dead!
“Flora Sharon lived at Ralston Hall and Easton-Neston. Flora Hesketh just married a wealthy banker, and was once considered a suitable mate for Prince Georg Frederick who just got married.”
Above is my facebook friend Mathias Fredrick von Pruesen who is very interested in my posts on his page. I told them my mother said the Stuttmeisters descend from Teutonic Knights, and were Prussians. We are friends with nobles who appear keen on helping Georg restore the German Monarchy. I told them Prussia offered Mexico six million dollars for California, and my kin, John Fremont, may have been brokering the deal. It might be a reason he took California. Carl Janke appears to be a Prussian who brought six portable house to Belmont. Who was his backer?
When I was fifteen Rosemary gathered her three eldest children, and in tears told up she was making porno movies, and prostituting herself, to the powerful friends of Elmer ‘Big Bones’ Remmer, the only known Mafia boss on the West Coast. He co-owned Cal-Nevada. My mother suggested to me, that her daughter, Christine Rosamond Benton -took her life. This is why I was keen on talking to the owner of the house at Rocky Point. Vicki Presco refused to tell me his name. My detective friend – found out. Alan C. Fox is a billionaire who founded an Art Association around his mother who taught art. Because I dare look at Alan, and Robert Brevoort Buck, who may be a billionaire, too, I was blackballed, and given no more FAMILY INFORMATION.
In 1997, I had a feeling and called my mother. Her husband told me to call Rosemary at the hospital because she had only hours to live. I had put my last money in a pay phone! As soon as the bank opened on the 1st. I took some money out of my SSI check that was put in my account in the middle of the night, got a roll of quarters, and called the number Robby gave me. I asked for my mother.
‘Your mother is gone.”
“What do you mean she is gone?’
“She expired five hours ago.”
Last night I watched a story on a nine year old girl who blurted out she was hungry in class and could not take it anymore. When the Forty-Eighters lost their revolution against the Habsburg army, they fled to America. They were appalled to find serfs, black slaves, forced to work for NO WAGES! They were armed with guns, then went South and killed Confederate Traitors. No black person in our Democracy should have to play the whore to survive. No black person should be treated like a whore. I believe the industrial revolution that hit Europe, forced many young girls from good German homes, to become prostitutes in the big city. This recipe for ruin – is alive and festering – everywhere!
I know what Jesus wrote in the dust when he judged the woman accused of adultery. Some say she was Mary Magdalene. Here is the fairytale castle of the Prussian Princess. I have been putting forth my demand for a Prussian Monarchy, being, there be a all Black Army Unit that marches like Prussians in the major cities in America. I have not been banned. However, a Black Panther group banned me. Why?
Mr. Fox bids his readers to say something nive about their late mothers. This is almost impossible for me and the ghost writers Stacey Pierrot hired to write our Family Story. Executor, Sydney Morris, a partner in the law firm of Robert Buck, who put together the Buck Foundation. agreed to to the sale to Pierrot, and granted her permission to author a book and movie script. I objected, because Christine drowned on her first sober birthday, and I was seven years sober – ad working on a Selk-help book – that are always written by a person who suffered, then, recovered. That Cynthia starts a covert competition with me for MORE of my family history – is par for the course. Will my enemies want to unite with her? You bet. My seventeen year old daughter was lured away from me in order to be in Snyder’s bio. I have ot seen her and my grandchild in ten years. She will not let me see my new grandchild because she has to believe I am the source of all the negativity. Did she read Snyder’s book. No! Will she read the negative exerts from it – I am about to post? No! Why? Because I made the mistake of telling her and her mother there are billionaires lurking in th background, and, only a few poor people – get close!
I am a Biblical Scholar.
How, and why, did a poor prostitute get close to a desendant of King David. Millions of Americans call Jesus ‘King Jesus’. In 1999, Dan Brown eavesdropped on a templar group I belonged to, where I talked about my ‘Rose Line’ descendingfrom my grandmother, Mary Magdalene Rosamond, whose daughter Rosemary had to flee Oakland, and ended up doing tricks at the Beverley Hills Hotel. Consider the book ‘East of Eden’. In 1963 Rosemary blurted this out as we watched T.V.
“I know who killed Jack Kennedy!”
March is Woman’s History Month.
President: Royal Rosamond Press
A minute into this video you will see the Stuttmeister crypt. Why would this very wealthy family end up in Belmont California. They loved Germany. Or did they? What went wrong – or right?
The Sleeping Belle…has awoken!
Several years ago I was invited by Anne Fermor to go to England and meet Lord Hesketh. I had to decline because I did not have the money. If the Rice Trust had distributed earlier, then I could have gone.
Anne and I spent many hours on the phone discussing our genealogies. I put her in touch with Peter Sharon who inherited the Sharon genealogy and was considering rekindling the Sharon Family Reunion at the Palace Hotel in Shan Francisco uilt by William Ralston who lived in Ralston Hall where William Stuttmeister marred Augusta Janke. When William Windsor got engaged to Kate Middleton I talked about having this reunion coincide with the royal wedding where two houses across the water can be united. Flora Sharon lived at Ralston Hall and Easton-Neston. Flora Hesketh just married a wealthy banker, and was once considered a suitable mate for Prince Georg Frederick who just got married.
Anne Fermor and I exchanged e-mails and discussed the family tie to John Witherspoon, the Signer, who appears to descend from John Knox who married a Stuart. The Peerage had John within, but gives none of his history. Is this deliberate, and all he being a Patriot? My niece, Drew Benton, is kin to John and the Stuarts via the union of Hon. Mary Stewart and Phineas Preston.
Above is a photograph of Christine Rosamond Benton, at the Getty Mansion.
Hon. Mary Stewart and Phineas Preston
She was the daughter of William Stewart, 1st Viscount Mountjoy and Hon. Mary Coote.1,2 From 1692, her married name became Preston.2 From 1709, her married name became Forbes. As a result of her marriage, Hon. Mary Stewart was styled as Countess of Granard on 24 August 1734.
Children of Hon. Mary Stewart and Phineas Preston
Jane Preston+2 b. c 1690, d. a 12 Nov 1746
Mary Preston2 b. 1696, d. 1749
Colonel John Preston+2 b. 1699, d. 1747
Florence Louise Breckinridge was born in November 1881 at California, U.S.A..2 She was the daughter of John Witherspoon Breckinridge and Florence Louise Tevis.1 She married Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, 1st Baron Hesketh, son of Sir Thomas George Fermor-Hesketh, 7th Bt. and Florence Emily Sharon, on 9 September 1909 at British Embassy Church, Paris, France.1 She died on 4 March 1956 at age 74 at Easton Neston, Towcester, Northamptonshire, England.3,4 She was buried at St. Mary’s Church, Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, England.4
From 9 September 1909, her married name became Fermor-Hesketh.1 As a result of her marriage, Florence Louise Breckinridge was styled as Baroness Hesketh on 25 January 1935.
I suspect many Prussians came to Chile.
Hamburg and Valparaíso
Valparaíso, Chile, in 1830
In 1818 Chile became independent from Spain and began to engage in trading with more nations. The port city of Valparaíso became a major center for trade with Hamburg, with commercial travellers and merchants from Germany staying for lengthy periods of time to work in Valparaíso. Some settled there permanently.
On 9 May 1838 Club Alemán de Valparaíso, the first German cultural organization was established in the city. German residents and visitors held cultural functions here. The club began to organize literary, musical and theatre productions, contributing to the cultural life of the city. Aquinas Ried, a physician, became widely known in the city for composing operas, and for writing poetry and plays. The club had its own orchestras and academic choir (singakademie) which would perform works composed by local musicians. During World War I, the German Club of Valparaiso welcomed Admiral Maximilian von Spee‘s East Asia Squadron of the Imperial German Navy after they fought the Battle of Coronel off the Chilean coast.
Colonization of Southern Chile
Main article: German colonization of Valdivia, Osorno and Llanquihue
The origin of the German immigrants in Chile began with the Law of Selective Immigration of 1845. The objective of this law was to bring people of a medium social/high cultural level to colonize the southern regions of Chile; these were between Valdivia and Puerto Montt. The process was administered by Vicente Pérez Rosales by mandate of the then-president Manuel Montt. The German immigrants revived the domestic economy, and they changed the southern zones. The leader of the first colonists, Karl Anwandter, proclaimed their goals:
Alas a member of our family had a real chance be in a museum.
Here is a e-mail written by my cousin Daryl Broderick-Bulkley. Rudolph Stuttmeister appears to be a recruiter for the German Colony in Chile. Stuttmeister appears be the name of the area later named Charlottenburg. Did the Stuttmeisters own and develop this land? There was a amusement park named Flora? Were the Jankes involved? With the revelation Victor Emanuel established a colony in Belmont California, one wonders if the Stuttmeisters were not experienced in establishing colonies for refugees. Did that have Huguenot roots? Berlin was a haven for them.
The other puzzler is, did the HERMAN stop in Philadelphia before going on
to Valparaiso, and pick up passengers? My ancestor arrived in the US
before 1844, as he was married on that date, so eight years later he is
traveling to Chili, and what was the attraction? And where was his wife?
More puzzles! Or did he travel back to Germany, and take this emmigrant
ship to Chili from Hamburg? I guess I cannot rule that out.
Has anyone done any extra reading about the Germans who went to Chili? I
noticed from the passenger list, broken down by occupations, there were
three doctors, l lawyer, and various professions represented, along with a
few farmers, carpenters, etc. which I found intriguing. Stuttmeister did
not travel as a physician, but as a `Commercial’. He was a doctor.
Anyone have any comments on this?
“German immigrants arrived in Chile following the failure of the
liberal revolutions of 1848 in Germany. They settled the rainy and,
until then, largely unimproved provinces south of the Biobío River.
This region had remained largely controlled until the mid-19th
century by the indigenous Araucanians. The German settlers
introduced small industries and farming and in the lake district
established resorts that remain popular with tourists. Small groups
of settlers from Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, and Yugoslavia
also came in the mid-19th century. Most of them settled in the same
area as the Germans.
One of the ships used for the German emigration to Chile in the mid-nineteenth was the brig “Hermann”. This boat made five trips to Chile transporting German settlers and their families to the port of Corral in southern Chile, and Valparaiso. He also made several trips from Hamburg to Australia transporting settlers and the United States of America.
There is a Chilean project to build a replica and turn this into a museum of immigration in Valdivia, but now it seems that this project is stopped.
It occurred to me this morning that I haven’t given you an update on my life since you died in 1990. Thirty years is a long time – almost forty percent of my life. I’m pleased to say that there are many wonderful updates to share with you. And since you always focused on the positive, I won’t burden you with bad news (and there isn’t much of that anyway).
I’m now almost eighty years old, still working at my real estate company and still with Daveen. We’ve now been together for over forty years, though we did separate for a short time. I had neck surgery last May, and I’m still recovering. You’ll be happy to hear that for the first time in my life I’m exercising and walking regularly. That’s a big change for the better.
My children, your grandchildren, are all doing well. Every one of them has grown up to be someone you would be extremely proud of. They include a professor at UCLA, a professor at USC, an attorney, a yoga teacher, and a writer. The youngest, who you last knew when she was three years old, is now 32 and studying diligently for a Master’s degree in psychology. Your oldest great-grandchild, is now a doctor. She was the top student in her graduating class from medical school. I think you’d be so pleased with the accomplishments of all of your progeny. I know I am.
I want to thank you for the gift of teaching me good habits. The most helpful one is to have a constructive state of mind. You almost always seemed happy and willing to be helpful. Clearly I was Influenced by your example. Like you, I try to find the best in any situation and I like to help others.
I increasingly realize the benefit of what I learned from you. I enjoy shopping for groceries and I like to cook. This is a good thing, because Daveen does not like to do either. She prefers to clean up, which I have always hated. As you said, Daveen and I are a match made in heaven.
There are still some areas in which I don’t comply with your rules. I still sometimes stay up too late, but no one, including me, is perfect. (This is a rationalization that I learned about in Psychology 101 in college.)
Have I finally learned to put my laundry in a hamper instead of on the floor? Absolutely. Every day. Do I keep my part of the bathroom counter organized? Well, not exactly. Like you, I hate to throw anything out. I might need it someday (if I can find it). Fortunately, the style today is to have two sinks in a master bathroom, so Daveen and I don’t overlap.
Thanks for all the time we spent together when I was young, talking while you prepared dinner. Those were some of the best conversations of my life. Thanks also for taking David and me on excursions — museums, the planetarium, and the zoo. We enjoyed every outing and learned so much.
And thank you for loving me without condition or criticism. That’s an environment I continue to try to recreate. Your unconditional love permeated the life of everyone who knew you, and continues to fill mine.
I met Elmer ‘Big Bones’ Remmer when I was fifteen. He and his wife (or girlfriend) looked like Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, they both having white hair. They walked into our home on San Sebastian Avenue, our benefactor wanting to meet the children of their employee. Rosemary ( a made woman?) was working for Rucker hydraulics in Emmeryville and met Remmer in the Oaks or Menlo Club located in mob-owned town. She started editing porno movies for Remmer, then starred in them. Many nights Rosemary did not get home till after her four children were asleep. We would find a doggy bag from a restaurant in the fridge. Vicki sees her three older siblings as her real parents.
Remmer was bigger then I thought. He is named along with Mickey Cohen and Frank Sinatra. He ran the Cal-Neva Lodge and took his case to the highest court in regards to his card rooms in Emmeryville and San Francisco. It looks like Remmer was trying to make gambling legal in all of California which would put the Mob out of business in Nevada. However, Remmer was the Mob.
There was a brawl and arrest in LA involving the actress, Vicki Raaf. Here, Hollywod make-believe, meets real reality!
In December 1950, local cops swept up a rat king of drunken gamblers after an early morning brawl inside the Encore, resulting in the feds calling a pair of long-sought men to appear before the Kefauver Senate Crime Investigating Committee. Invited to Washington were Elmer “Bones” Remmer (San Francisco) and Thomas J. Whalen (East Saint Louis). With them in the Encore, and booked on charges of intoxication were Edmund M. Scribner (Bakersfield tavern keeper) and redheaded Miss Vici Raaf, actress.
I got my own version of the movie ‘Chinatown’.
Why all this BRAIN POWER? What good is it? This BUCK BUNCH didn’t keep Von Trump out of the White House, and, never considered doing so, because………….? Are they Republicans? What an exotic group of peacocks, who are all about preseriving the Republican Clique, the old Money Guard. They have been gathered together on Peacock Island where the strut about showing off their BIG BRAINS. What are they good for? Their Grand Peacock In Chief has laid a rotten egg about bloody bullets, and Pershing. Of course they pretend not to notice, lest someone ask for their opinion. They go into a Huddle of Smartness, instead.
“Are we ready for our first test? People are beginning to think our Longevity Program is a fraud, even a CIA front.”
“Come on Barry. No one’s THINKING that. No one knows we exist. It’s your GUILTY CONCIENCE acting up again. Here! Open up and take our new Freedom Pill.”
Here is the Senior Vice President at the Buck Institute for Aging Research yammering on about some problem in North Africa that needs our immediate attention – NOT! Don’t we have enough MANPOWER on this, and – MONEY? Most folks with brains are concluding all THEIR PROBLEMS arise from sectarian bickering that has been going on for thousands of years. In other words, this is Bible, Torah, and Koran crap!
Who paid for the clean-up? Did Robert Buck hide the history of his ancestor? How many seabirds were shot dead in Marin County? Who paid for the shotgun shells?
San Francisco Bay, 1937
Not much is known about the immediate environmental effects of San Francisco Bay’s worst oil spill. That’s mainly because it took place in the late 1930s, when we just weren’t paying much attention to ecological issues.