Simon and Selig Stern

I’m combining the entries for Simon and Selig Stern because there’s so little information on Simon, and the two spent their lives together. As always, unless otherwise noted, the information comes from the Synagogue Vöhl website. Both were the two oldest sons of Märle Rothschild and David Stern, and the grandsons of Salomon Abraham Rothschild.Continue reading “Simon and Selig Stern”

Abraham Rothschild, 1808 – 1887

Abraham Rothschild was the youngest son of Selig Salomo Rothschild and Ranchen Regine Rubino Rothschild, and the grandson of Salomon Abraham Rothschild. Unless otherwise indicated, the information about Abraham Rothschild comes from the Synagogue Vöhl website. Abraham was born 19 November 1808 in Vöhl, the youngest of his parents’ children. The first mention of himContinue reading “Abraham Rothschild, 1808 – 1887”

Ruben Rothschild, 1805 – 1895

Unless otherwise noted, the basis for the information shared here is the Synagogue Vöhl website. Ruben Rothschild was born in March of 1805, and was the son of Selig Salomo Rothschild and Ranchen Regine Rubino Rothschild, and the grandson of Salomon Abraham Rothschild. As I’ve researched the Rothschilds of Vöhl, there are certain members ofContinue reading “Ruben Rothschild, 1805 – 1895”

Mathilde Rothschild and Minna Minkel Mückel Rothschild

As with most of my posts so far, unless otherwise noted, the source for the information found here is the Synagogue Vöhl website, which has been an absolute wellspring of information, to be sure. HUGE shoutout to the Förderkreis Synagoge in Vöhl who have worked tirelessly for 21 years to provide this information, restore theContinue reading “Mathilde Rothschild and Minna Minkel Mückel Rothschild”

Isaak Rothschild, 1799 – 1875

As promised, this is the first post about “What’s in a Name?” When I first started building up my family tree, and using the Synagogue Vöhl website as the primary source, I started seeing some things regarding this Isaak Rothschild, and his cousin, Isaac Rothschild born in 1820, that just didn’t add up. Turns out,Continue reading “Isaak Rothschild, 1799 – 1875”

Belchen Betti Rothschild Kaiser, 1798 – 1882

Belchen Betti Rothschild Kaiser is the first person in Generation 3. She was the daughter of Selig Salomo Rothschild and Ranchen Regine Rubino, and the granddaughter of Salomon Abraham Rothschild. Hers is one of the headstones that was restored to the Jewish Cemetery in Vöhl following WWII, and I remember when I saw it, itContinue reading “Belchen Betti Rothschild Kaiser, 1798 – 1882”

Synagogue Vöhl

From the time I first stumbled across Synagogue Vöhl website back in 2005, I have been completely enthralled by the history of this building. Long before I had a confirmed connection to this place, I would spend hours pouring over the website, feeling the building pulling me, calling me. It kept me going through theContinue reading “Synagogue Vöhl”

Ascher Rothschild and Blümchen Rothschild

Ascher Rothschild’s life took some surprising turns following the death of his wife, Sprinza. The first change involved the children, who ranged in age from 15 years old down to just a few days. While Siegmund (16) and possibly Isaac (13) were old enough to help with the family merchant business, the younger children neededContinue reading “Ascher Rothschild and Blümchen Rothschild”

Ascher Rothschild and Sprinza Sternberg

Ascher Rothschild is my 3rd great-grandfather, and I have been thrilled to find so much information about him. He has definitely left his mark on the village of Vöhl. But before I get too far into the story of Ascher Rothschild, I need to apologize about a typo on my first blog post about SalomonContinue reading “Ascher Rothschild and Sprinza Sternberg”

Giedel Rothschild Heinemann-Stern, 1778 – 1861

Sometimes, as is the case with Giedel’s sister, Märle, there’s a limited amount of information. Sometimes, as you’ll see when we get to Adolph Rothschild, there’s more information than you know what to do with. And sometimes, as is the case with Giedel, there’s a lot of information, but much of it doesn’t make sense,Continue reading “Giedel Rothschild Heinemann-Stern, 1778 – 1861”

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

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