The Clan... At Large
by Kevin Y. L. Tan
This is a book about the extended Hochstadt family in Singapore, also known as The Clan. There is just one Hochstadt family in all of Singapore and Malaysia. Its Progenitor, Philip Peter Hochstadt settled in Singapore around 1881, after travelling from Bavaria to the East. First, he landed in India, got married, headed to Sarawak to become Inspector of Police, and set up base in Singapore where he engaged in various businesses, including carriage building and rentals and dairy farming.
Philip Peter Hochstadt and his wife, Elizabeth Haslam (whom he married in India) had seven, possibly even ten children, the most well-known of whom was John Hochstadt, who founded the Singapore Casket Company in 1920 after a marine engineering career in the merchant navy. It is the stories of John's family, his descendants and their spouses that are featured in this book. The Hochstadt and Phillips families were joined through the marriage of John's son, Henry David Hochstadt to Beryl Lucy Phillips in October 1929, and the clan grew significantly, with the many Phillips cousins who were also brought into the tight-knit family fold. They, too, are featured in this volume.
Finally, stories about the Clan and where they lived – the Hochstadt House at 14 Parkstone Road, and the Phillips House at Sennett Avenue – are also depicted with great graphic detail in the retellings of old family stories and lore.
Paperback: 328 Pages
Product Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm
Published by Talisman