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″

Isaac Rothschild, 23 June 1820 – 26 December 1897

This is the second of two posts about “What’s in a Name” or, more appropriately perhaps, “A Tale of Two Isaacs”. The first post concerns Isaak Rothschild 1799 – 1875. The two men were first cousins, both being grandsons of Salomon Abraham Rothschild. This Issac is the son of Ascher Rothschild and Sprinza Sternberg. AContinue reading “Isaac Rothschild, 23 June 1820 – 26 December 1897”

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”

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