|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 their descendants emigrated to Philadelphia and
changed their name to Goldsmith.
and Lea's children were:
(To see the next generations please click
on the name of child.)
I. Rosa (Roschen)
Goldschmidt, married Bernhardt Metz. This family
lived in New York. We lost this branch.
II. Sarah Goldschmidt,
born 1820, Oberlistingen, Hesse - Kassel. Married November
1843 to Abraham Mansbach from Maden. They are buried at
Mt. Sinai. cemetery in Philadelphia.
III. Jacob Goldsmith,
born 1822, Oberlistingen. Married Fannie Schwattinger
from Bavaria. Died in Philadelphia. Shortly
after his arrival in Philadelphia, he engaged in the retail clothing business
associating himself with his brothers,
Levi and Abraham Goldsmith, in the wholesale manufacture of clothing.
to thank my cousin,
Art Mansbach, for collecting
and scanning many of our
Sarah Goldschmidt Mansbach
Cecilia Adler Goldsmith
IV. Levi Goldsmith, born
10 November 1824, Oberlistingen. Married Henrietta
Lowenberg, from Willebadessen, Bavaria. Levi died 29
December 1886 in Philadelphia. Buried at Mt. Sinai.
V. Eva Goldschmidt, born
1827 in Oberlistingen. Married Gerson Katzenstein
from Jesberg, Hesse Nassau (son of Rabbi Abraham Scholum
ha Kohen). Eva died 6 September 1893 in Philadelphia.
They are both buried at Adath Jeshuran Cemetery. See
VI. Bette Goldschmidt,
born 1830, Oberlistingen. Married her cousin Jacob
Goldschmidt (son of Lehmann Goldschmidt and Ranchen
Frank). Bette died 16 Mar 1909 in
VII. Abraham Goldsmith,
born 13 March 1832, Oberlistingen. Married 27 January
1858, first to Cecelia Adler from Wurzburg,
Bavaria, (daughter of Samuel Adler and Sarah Kargau). She
died 8 November 1874 in Philadelphia. He then married Francis
Spanier. Abraham died 20 January 1902 in
Philadelphia. They are also buried at Mt. Sinai.
VIII. Meyer Goldsmith,
born 1838, Hesse-Cassel, m. Helena (Lena) Hohenfels.