Adolph Rothschild and Kathinka Luja: Separating Facts from Family Lore, and Some More Suppositions, Part 2

Before we go too much further, I want to take some time to talk about Kathinka (kuh-TINK-uh). I have always loved this painting of her, loved the idea of her working as a barmaid (or in a tobacconists shop), and loved the thought that Adolph loved her enough to change his entire life to beContinue reading “Adolph Rothschild and Kathinka Luja: Separating Facts from Family Lore, and Some More Suppositions, Part 2”

Abraham Adolph Rothschild and Kathinka Luja: Separating Facts from Family Lore, and a Few Suppositions, Part 1

Abraham Rothschild was born 28 December 1829 in Vöhl, Hesse, Germany, the 7th child and 4th son of Ascher Rothschild and Sprinza Sternberg. Abraham was not quite 4 when his mother Sprinza passed away in 1833, and he most certainly would have gone to live with his guardians, Ruben Rothschild and Helene Sternberg. Abraham appearedContinue reading “Abraham Adolph Rothschild and Kathinka Luja: Separating Facts from Family Lore, and a Few Suppositions, Part 1”

Adolph Roth 28 December 1829 – 22 March 1921: Family Lore

In 1977, my mom, Jeannette Elizabeth Roth Price Woolf, decided she wanted to learn more about her paternal line, so started researching. She took a genealogy class at BYU and learned out to use research logs, organize files, take notes, write letters, keep track of whatever she was working on, etc. Mom was meticulous inContinue reading “Adolph Roth 28 December 1829 – 22 March 1921: Family Lore”

Friedericke Rothschild and Wilhelm Eberwein: Addendum

Since my last post, I’ve been working away on the next blog post, presumably about Abraham Adolph Rothschild. I mean, that was the plan. And then this morning, I received an email response to an inquiry I’d sent to the Kirchengemeinde in Mörfelden, Hesse, Germany. Mörfelden is where Wilhelm Eberwein served the Lutheran community fromContinue reading “Friedericke Rothschild and Wilhelm Eberwein: Addendum”

Friedericke Rothschild Eberwein, 1827 – 10 May 1911

Let me start off by saying it wasn’t until July of 2019 that we even knew about Friedericke. She wasn’t listed on the Synagogue Vöhl website, and we hadn’t seen any mention of her anywhere else. And even when we did find out about her, we gave her the wrong name. Sort of. So letContinue reading “Friedericke Rothschild Eberwein, 1827 – 10 May 1911”

Jacob/James Otto Rothschild, 3 February 1825 – 12 January 1893

Jacob Otto Rothschild was born in Vöhl 3 February 1825, the 5th child and 4th son of Ascher Rothschild and Sprinza Sternberg, and the grandson of Salomon Abraham Rothschild. Jacob was 8 years old when his mother, Sprinza Sternberg Rothschild, passed away on 5 September 1833. He most certainly was placed in guardianship with theContinue reading “Jacob/James Otto Rothschild, 3 February 1825 – 12 January 1893”

Bertha Rothschild Ballin — Addendum

Bertha’s date of birth presents a conundrum. While it’s perfectly believable that she and older brother Selig are nearly 2 years apart, the problem is that she could not be born 9 November 1824 and her next sibling, Jacob, be born 3 February 1825. As I sat down to start working on Jacob’s blog post,Continue reading “Bertha Rothschild Ballin — Addendum”

Bertha Rothschild Ballin, 9 November 1823 – 15 January 1882

Bertha Ballin was the fourth child and first daughter born to Ascher Rothschild and Sprinza Sternberg, and the granddaughter of Salomon Abraham Rothschild. Like the rest of her siblings, she was born in Vöhl, Hesse, Germany. Bertha was an enigma for quite awhile. We found census records of Jacob James Otto Rothschild living with herContinue reading “Bertha Rothschild Ballin, 9 November 1823 – 15 January 1882”

Dr. Selig “Sali” Rothschild, 6 December 1822 – 6 November 1875

Selig “Saly” Rothschild was the 3rd child and 3rd son of Ascher Rothschild and his first wife Sprinza Sternberg, and the grandson of Salomon Abraham Rothschild. He was born in Vöhl, like the rest of his siblings, on 6 December 1822. We know very little of his childhood, only that his mother Sprinza passed awayContinue reading “Dr. Selig “Sali” Rothschild, 6 December 1822 – 6 November 1875″

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