Eduard F. vonWettberg III Esq.


Died January 10, 1993

College: Timothy Dwight

Widow: Mrs. Ella Lewis vonWettberg

Children: Eduard, 1966; Nicholas, 1969

Eduard Feltberg vonWettberg III graduated from Yale and headed to Philadelphia, where he attended Penn Law School and met my mother, Ella Lewis, through her brother and my dad’s schoolmate, Grey Lewis.

They married in 1965 and had me, Eduard Feltberg vonWettberg IV, early in 1966. My father was working for a Wilmington, DE law firm, Morris, James, Hitchens and Williams, where he would make 2nd chair senior partner and specialize in corporate bankruptcy.

My brother, Nicholas Powell vonWettberg, would be born in early 1969. He writes for a Philippine newspaper and lives with his wife, Sara, south of San Francisco. I am an electronic court reporter who lives with my wife, Charlotta, in Delaware, as does my mother.

Ted, as my mother called him, died of cancer January 10, 1993. Many business associates came to his service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wilmington. Several attorneys from NY and DC I didn’t know shook my hand and said, “Your father was an excellent lawyer.”

We were glad he never made the move to either of those cities because we all liked Wilmington just fine. Ted and Bonney (as he called my mom) were stars of the social circuit and had plenty to do with Junior League, Wilmington Friends School, and Westover Wildcats little league teams, to name a few. Their favorite summer spot was Lake George, New York, where Ted’s mom, Agnes Brodie had a lakeside cottage.

His great love was baseball. His dream job would have been commissioner [of the major leagues.] Dad loved my mom more than anything though, and that is the lasting impression of him I will always have.

—by Ted vonWettberg IV