The Goldschmidt Family
History of the Goldschmidt Family in Oberlistingen
Welcome to the family
pages of the descendants of Falcke Jacob
who settled in Oberlistingen, Hesse-Kassel,
Germany. His children took the names Goldschmidt and
Falcke Jacob was born in 1697. He was a trader who
received the right to settle in the town of Oberlistingen, Germany. (For the history of the family, click
Below are the descendants of
his son, Jacob Falcke, born in 1729
Oberlistingen, Hesse - Kassel.
He was married to:
I. Bela ___,
born around 1726 and died. before 1775.
II. Judith Arons
(Jutte, Juette or Juetchen), born in 1731.
III. Eva Ruben,
(daughter of Seligmann Ruben of Wolfhagen.). She was born in 1755 in
Married the 8 Tamus, 5540 (1780).
c. map of Hesse- Kassel (223k)
Descendants of Meyer Goldschmidt
The Descendants of
Rootsweb Board: Goldschmidt
Genforum Board: Goldschmidt
First known as Jacob Falcke, he changed name to
Goldschmidt in 1812. According to to article 15 of
Decree of 31st of March, 1808, Jews had to assume family names. In 1812, Jacob and his
family had taken the name Goldschmidt. Jacob and his brother Joseph were
"Schutzjuden" (Court Jews) in 1764 or 1776. He probably died in 1815, but there
is some uncertainty here.
Jacob's children were:
Elieser Falke (Elias Goldschmidt) (son of Jacob Falcke and Bela ?) was born
in 1771, and married Roeschen Braunschild Von Nieheim.
We have no information on this branch.
Jude Jacob (Joede Jacob) (son of Jacob Falcke and Judith
born on the 31st of March, 1776 in Oberlistingen,. Jude
emigrated to the Netherlands and his descendants took the name of Jacobs. He
was married on 14 July, 1808, in
Hengelo-G, Holland to Dina Levi (Dina Levij, Dina Heilbron),
who was born in 1782, in Laaren, (daughter of Levi Simons and Reijndjen
Philips) and died the 30th January, 1855 in Hengelo-G. Jude died the 30th of
April, 1826 in Hengelo-G. Most of Jude's descendants stayed in the Netherlands and many
perished in the Holocaust.
Lehmann Goldschmidt (son of Jacob Falcke and Eva Ruben) was born
in 1782 in Oberlistingen. He married Ranchen Frank, born in
Brilon, Ranchen was the daughter of Eva Goldschmidt of Warburg
Seligmann Goldschmidt (son of Falcke and Eva Ruben) was born
in 1786, in Oberlistingen. He married Hincka Schoenschen Alexander,
born in Wolfhagen, Germany. Seligmann died 1876, Oberlistingen,
Hesse-Cassel. He fought in
the forces under General Bluecher against Napoleon at Waterloo, and was cited for bravery
on a memorial plaque in one of the town buildings. He was given a silver snuff box
(now in the possession of Art Mansbach of Cleveland, Ohio).
Seligmann was a dealer in spices. Many of his descendants emigrated to Philadelphia and
changed their name to Goldsmith.
(son of Jacob Falcke
and Eva Ruben) was born on 10 June, 1787 in Oberlistingen, Hesse –
Cassel. He married Lea Katzenstein in Grebenstein, Lea was born on the
20th of March, 1794 in Grebenstein or Ziegenhain. (daughter of Jeshajoh Hacohen Katzenstein
and Eveline ?) She died on the 28th of April, 1839
in Grebenstein. Meyer died on the 5th of November, 1858, in Eschwege,
Germany. Many of the descendants of Meyer lived in Frankfurt and
married into many illustrious Jewish families of that city. (See Jewish Families of Frankfurt am Main)
Simon Falke (son of Jacob Falcke and Eva Ruben) was born in
1795 in Oberlistingen, Hesse-Cassel, He married Edeline Katzenstein, born
in Grebenstein, (daughter of Jeshajoh Hacohen Katzenstein and Eveline ? and sister of Lea,
above). Also known as Simon Goldschmidt. We have no information on
? Goldschmidt (daughter of Jacob Falcke and Eva Ruben) married David
Grunewald. We have no information on this branch.
to history of family
here to see the Goldschmidt Family Tree
I would like to thank my cousins: Mr. Julian Reinheimer of Los
Angeles, Mr. Joop Jacobs of the Netherlands, Mr. Garry Warner of
West Palm Beach, Dr. Eric Offenbacher of Seattle, and Mr. Arnold
Oppenheimer of London, for helping add 9 generations of lost family history to our family tree.
Much of the information is derived from the published works of Sally
Cramer lyyz, from his excellent family tree and his commemorative
book of the life of Selig Goldschmidt lyyz of Frankfurt am