|Verno siblings, Julie, Voldemar, Helena, Valenrina, Maria, Pavel and Sonja|
Sonja Verno was my greatgrandaunt. Sonja (or Sofie as she was known as in the US where she immigrated) was born December 18, 1896 in in Pskov (Псков), today in Russia. The Estonian name is Pihkva. She was the daugther of August Verno and Anna Lindenberg, both of them born in Russia.
|Sofie Verno (aka Sonja)|
|In Estonia Sofie was an actress|
At my grandmothers christening in 1922 in Tallinn Sofie and her brother Voldemar were sponsors so even if I don't know much about them they seem to have been close.
Sofie and Leo arrived with USAT General W C Langfitt in New Orleans, April 6 1950. They settled in San Francisco, California where Sofie worked as a dressmaker.
In 1956, a year after her husband Leo died, she became a US citizen. She lived at 400 Pierce Street.
|400 Pierce Street in 2011 (Google maps)|
|Part of funeral record|
The funeral record also says the funeral was November 2 1961. She and her husband Leo are both buried at the Serbian Cemetery in San Francisco. The Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco have among other things a picture of the headstone and I got permission to use their picture in my blog.
|Leo and Sofie Oeberg. |
Photo is used by permission from Museum of Russian Culture in San Francisco
Sofie and Leo didn't have any children.
Sofie Verno timeline