|Name} Romandy, Dionys Heberling||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Male|
|Birth: Date} Fam 1863||Place} Pest*, Hungary|
|Marr.: Date} Exa 6 Mar 1893||Place} , Los Angeles, California (Link)|
|Death: Date} Fam 3 Jan 1899||Place} , Los Angeles, California|
|Burial: Date} Aft 3 Jan 1899||Place} San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Not traced |
Relationship No.} None
|1st Household No.} 447 = Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California|
| Occupation 1} Musician|
Hildebrand, Emma Wilhelmina|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Dionys Heberling was born in 1863 in Pest*, Hungary. He was a well-known
violinist. In his youth he composed a beautiful gavotte and dedicated it to
Elisabeth, the Queen of Romania (Carmen Sylva). In recognition of his genius,
she honored him with the title "de Romandy". Thus he became known as Dionys
Romandy. He was the leader of his own Hungarian orchestra, which toured
Dionys came to the United States aboard the S.S. Lessing, leaving from Hamburg Germany, stopping in Le Havre, France, and arriving 10 Jun 1887 in New York. Aboard the ship were 17 other musicians, presumably his orchestra, and all coming from Pest*. They toured the western United States as "Romandy and His Hungarian Orchestra".
Dionys became a naturalized U.S. citizen on 10 Jun 1893 in San Diego, California. He appears in the California Great Registers in 1896 as a registered voter, living at the Hoffman House. He received his mail at the Orpheum Theatre. He was described as 5'7'. with fair complexion, brown eyes and gray hair. He was blind in the left eye.
Dionys was the music director or conductor of the house orchestra at the Palace Saloon in Los Angeles, played at the Orpheum Theater, and played at a winter graduation ceremony for Los Angeles High School. He published a piece of music in 1887, entitled: Op.30. Csárdás über beliebte ungarische Volksmelodica f. Orch.
Dionys married Emma Wilhelmina Hildebrand, herself a musician, on 6 Mar 1893 in Los Angeles County, California. They had two sons, namely Gounod, born in Coronado, California in 1893, and Dion H., born in 1895. Dionys died 3 Jan 1899. In the 1900 U.S. census, his wife and sons were living at 1073 Wall Street, Los Angeles. Dionys is buried in the San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel California.
*Pest is the eastern half of modern-day Budapest. It united with the western half (Buda and Obuda) to become one city in 1873.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Dionys in 1894|
|Immigr'n Date} Exa 10 Jun 1887||Port} New York|
|Education: Grade} or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death}
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