Daughter of Anton and Emma Kliener-SCHWARTZ. Anton was partner and co-owner of Bernheimer & Schwartz Brewery located at Amsterdam Avenue and W. 128th Street in Manhattan, New York County, New York during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, the heyday of German-American breweries in New York City. Her maternal aunt was Josephine Kleiner Schmid (later Princess Josephine del Drago, grand-daughter-in-law of Queen Christina of Spain) who, with her first husband, August Schmid, owned the Lion Brewery of New York City. Emma marriedGeorge Ehret Ruppert on June 12, 1899 at the Roman Catholic Church of the Blessed Sacrement, West 71st Street in Manhattan. Ruppert was one of six children born to New York beer baron Jacob Ruppert Sr. (1842-1915) and Anna Gillig Ruppert (1842-1924), and was the brother of New York Yankees Owner Col. Jacob Ruppert, Jr.(1867-1939). George and Emma had one child, Cornelia Althea Ruppert (1906-1997) who, in 1928, became Mrs. Murray Vernon.