I have a lot of information about the Baltazzi family:
1.-Helena Baltazzi, or Helen Baltazzi as she prefered be named, was born in 1847. Her father was, as I said before, Theodore Baltazzi, son of Evangelino Baltazzi and his wife Vgerou Mavrocordato. Her mother was Elizabeth, named Eliza, Sarrell. Eliza Sarrell was the oldest child of a merchant of the Levant Company named Richard Sarrell and his (second) wife Euphrosyne Rasi.
Eliza Sarrell was born in Constantinopla and grew up in this marvellous city. When she had nineteen years she was married to Theodore Baltazzi, a man twenty five years older than Eliza. Theodore was an succesful banker: this is the reason why parents of Eliza were happy with the wedding.
Theodore and Eliza had a lot of children: the first Elizabeth, or Lizzie; the second was Helen; the third, Mary, nicknamed Bibi; the fourth, Alexander. Then came Hector, then was born Aristide, and then was born Eveline. Finally were born Charlotte, nicknamed Lolo, and Henry, usually known as Harry. Julia was a posthumous child of Theodore.
At the time of his marriage, Theodore Baltazzi was a subject of the Austro-Hungarian empire. His ancestors had managed to became citizens of Venize, and Venize was part of the empire since 1815. But in 1860 Theodore realize his dream: he obtained Austrian nationality and was also appointed as knight of the Franz Josef Order. A year later, Theodore was dead, leaving the wife pregnant of posthumous daughter Julia.
Two years later, the widow Eliza Sarrell Baltazzi married, in Paris, her lover Charles Alison. They had met each other at the british embassy in Constantinopla. After the marriage, Charles had gone to Teheran, as Envoy to the Persian Court. Eliza Sarrell traveled to El Cairo with daughter Helen, twenty years old. In El Cairo, at the Hotel d´Orient, Eliza and Helen joined Lizzie, wife of baron Nugent, elder daughter of Eliza and elder sister of Helen, but also other members of the Sarrell family. Eliza was seriously illnes and they deceased in El Cairo.
Before her death, Eliza had asken to the austrian diplomat Albin Johannes, baron Vetsera, to be the guardian of the unmarried children. At this time Albin Johannes made courtship to Helen, who had inherited from the father a fortune of six million gold francs.
One year later, in the British Embassy Chapel in Constantinople, Albin married Helen. He was twenty-two years older than the bride.
Albin Vetsera continued his good career as diplomat. At the end, in 1870, Albin was raised to the rank of baron.
Before Albin and Helen went to Viena, and they had four children:
-Ladislaus, born in 1865.
-Johanna Caroline Elisabeth, known as Hanna, born in Pera.
-Marie Alexandrine, known as Mary, born in El Cairo.
-Franz, named Feri.