Bridget Elizabeth Hitler, née Dowling
) (3 July 1891) was Adolf Hitler
's sister-in-law via her marriage to Alois Hitler, Jr.
She was the mother of Alois Hitler's son William Patrick Hitler
. She was born and raised in Dublin
In 1909, she and her father, William Dowling, attended the Dublin Horse Show
where they met Alois Hitler, Jr., who claimed to be a wealthy hotelier touring Europe when, in fact, he was a poor waiter at Dublin's Shelbourne Hotel
. Alois courted Bridget at various Dublin locales and soon they were discussing marriage. On June 3, 1910, the couple eloped to London
, living in Charing Cross Road
for a while. Her father threatened to charge Alois with kidnapping but accepted the marriage after Bridget pleaded with him.
Early married life
The couple settled at 102 Upper Stanhope Street in Toxteth
, and, in 1911 they had their only child, William Patrick Hitler. Ironically, the house was destroyed in the last German air raid of the......