Anne's "Interesting Elsters on the Web" Hotlist
WARNING -- THIS WEBPAGE HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE 1999!
This page is a result of my interest in geneolgy and curiosity about
other people called Elster on the Web. Back when I came on to the Internet
(then called ARPAnet and CSNET) in the early 1980s I really did not
see anyone else. How times have changed! Well over 200 Elsters
can now be found in the U.S. white pages (Web phone book).
Elster -- Meaning and Geneology
"Elster" is the German word for the bird magpie (Norw: skjaere),
and also the name of a river in Germany ("die Elster").
Elsterparken, a park in Trondheim, Norway is named after one of
My family name stems from what used to be Eastern Germany
through Peter Lorentzen Elster. He came to Norway in 1705 as an
organ builder and settled with his Norwegian wife. He himself was
raised in Denmark. Just about all Elsters currently in Norway are
descendants of Peter. Due to few male Norwegian Elsters being born through the
generation, there are surprisingly few of us.
A bird (Ger. "Elster"= magpie) is found on the helmet
of our family's coat-of-arms which has a deer on the shield.
Interesting Elsters on the Web
Non-Personal Elster Sites
- The Elster Group used to be a site at
"http://wi.bwl.uni-mainz.de/~strecker/elster". Originating in Germany
I consisted of companies from a variety of origins and of different
nationalities. According to their "blurb" they are linked by one objective:
the development, manufacture and marketing of
products and services in the field of gas supply and gas utilization.
They are the publishers of
"Elster Journal" .
I suspect they are the group that merged with AMCO into becoming
the German oil service related
company now known as ELSTER-AMCO.
- Madeline and Gavin Elster -- leading characters in Hitchcock's movie
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