tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7072456047138766112.post3760412178849111344..comments2015-04-12T12:01:15.042-04:00Comments on Literary Magnet: Ernest Hilbert: ∞G. M. Palmerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14515043039690357593noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7072456047138766112.post-36805007527468631792013-02-14T23:12:50.733-05:002013-02-14T23:12:50.733-05:00I suppose it depends on which Philadelphia Kurtzes...I suppose it depends on which Philadelphia Kurtzes are in question. My paternal grandparents lived in Havertown (a suburb of Philly) for something like fifty years ('42-'92, or thereabouts). *I* lived in Havertown from '60 until '68.<br /><br />So… could be. My grandfather was George William Kurtz, his father was Immanuel Kurz (born in Konigsreich Wurremburg, the "t" added with naturalization), his brother was William (who fought in the balloon corp as a 17 year old during WWI), and who I knew.stuhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05190631846507740664noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7072456047138766112.post-31737628688515472352013-02-14T21:29:33.878-05:002013-02-14T21:29:33.878-05:00Not that Ernie knows of. But one of his relatives ...Not that Ernie knows of. But one of his relatives wants to know if you're in turn related to the Philadelphia Kurtzes (as they apparently are).G. M. Palmerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14515043039690357593noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7072456047138766112.post-63116426112467523692013-02-14T17:57:40.360-05:002013-02-14T17:57:40.360-05:00I'm wondering if there's a relationship be...I'm wondering if there's a relationship between Ernest Hilbert and the famous German mathematician David Hilbert. The particular mathematical topics of the poem (the infinite, geometry) are areas where David Hilbert made foundational contributions.stuhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05190631846507740664noreply@blogger.com