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Marion with Phelps

Marian Phelps
von Rottenburg Peters

Born: August 10, 1868 in Teaneck, NJ

Father: William Walter Phelps


Mother: Ellen Maria Sheffield


Married: (1) Dr. Franz von Rottenburg


June 01, 1893 in Bonn, Germany

Married: (2) Theodore Peters

1917 in New York, NY


    By Franz von Rottenburg

  1. Frances
  2. Phelps

Around 1900 the marriage to von Rottenburg failed. Marian divorced him and returned to the United States with her children. She also returned to her maiden name. Thus her son was left with the name Phelps Phelps -- to the amusement of subsequent generations.

She later married Theodore Peters with whom she had no issue.



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Died: July 01, 1922 in New York, NY




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