Baum family

 


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Wolf BENJAMIN ( - 1749, Schierstein)

  1.    Abraham WOLF ( - 1798, Schierstein) & Therese

  2.    Maier ABRAHAM (1772, Schierstein - 6 June 1831, Schierstein) & Amalie (“Mielchen”) HESS (1769, Bockenheim - 11 July 1851, Schierstein)

  3. -   Sara MAIER (1800, Schierstein - ) & Daniel KAHN (1783, Schwiesau in Böhmen - 27 January 1835, Schierstein)

  4.    Unnamed KAHN (13 June 1819, Schierstein - 23 June 1819, Schierstein)

  5.    Salomon (Abraham Solomon) KAHN (20 May 1820 - 7 February 1901)

        & Regina MAYER (30 April 1829, Oberingelheim - )

  1.    Daniel KAHN (31 July 1859, Schierstein - 9 April 1930, Schierstein) & Emma FEIBELMANN (10 December 1863 - 19 April 1935, Schierstein)

  2. -   Otto KAHN (24 December 1891, Schierstein - 28 September 1944, Auschwitz) &Emilie (Emmy) TEUTSCH (26 March 1905, Venningen - 4 October 1944, Auschwitz)

  3.    Walter Daniel KAHN (30 June 1937, Mainz - 4 October 1944, Auschwitz)

  4. -   Robert KAHN

  5. -   Adolf KAHN

  6. -   Sophie KAHN

  7. -   Else KAHN

  8. -   Ida KAHN (? - 2 June 1945, Bergen Belsen KZ)

  9. -   Unnamed KAHN

  10. -   Unnamed KAHN

  11.    Sara KAHN (17 April 1861 - )

  12.    Amalie KAHN (21 June 1862 - )

  13.    Mina KAHN (4 February 1864 - )

  14.    Unnamed Daughter KAHN (16 February 1866 - 16 February 1866)

  15.    Bertha KAHN (3 April 1865 - )

  16.    Mathilde KAHN (26 September 1867 - )

  17.    Abraham KAHN (3 November 1821 - ) & Sara STERNBERG (born in Marxheim)

        Head of the Jewish community of Schierstein in 1867.

  1.    Daniel KAHN (8 February 1855 - )

        Head of the Jewish community of Schierstein starting in 1906.

  1.    Bertha KAHN (26 October 1856 - )

  2.    Jettchen KAHN (24 January 1863 - )

  3.    Esther KAHN (16 February 1824 - ) & Hermann HERZBERG (12 July 1808, Kesselstadt - )

        Esther and Hermann moved to Kesselstadt

  1.    Sarah/Lenchen KAHN (17 September 1825 - ) & Samuel STERN (17 September 1825 - )

  2.    Moses KAHN (29 July 1828, Schierstein - 1 July 1829, Schierstein)

  3.    Edel KAHN (29 April 1830, Schierstein - 2 May 1834, Schierstein)

  4.    Meier KAHN (20 May 1832, Schierstein - 26 May 1832, Schierstein)

  5.    Maier KAHN (30 July 1833, Schierstein - 3 December 1904, Schierstein) & Johannette HERF (13 June 1838, Partenheim - 26 January 1914, Wiesbaden)

  6.    KAHN (12 September 1870 - )

  7.    Flora KAHN (29 January 1872, Schierstein - 8 March 1939, Mainz) & David BLÄTTNER (20 July 1858, Schwanfeld - 4 July 1938, Mainz)

  8. -   Ida BLÄTTNER (16 September 1898, Wiesbaden - 29 March 1918, Wiesbaden)

  9. -   Julius BLÄTTNER (2 October 1902, Wiesbaden - 28 July 1942, Majdanek concentration camp)

  10.    Sophie KAHN (23 February 1869 - )

  11.    Emma KAHN (31 December 1876, Schierstein - 16 January 1943, Theresienstadt) & Jakob BLÄTTNER (11 July 1862, Schwanfeld - 18 June 1917, Wiesbaden)

  12. -   Ludwig BLÄTTNER (1 January 1902, Wiesbaden - about 1942) & Elsa MAYER (11 February 1908, Nieder-Olm - about 1942)

  13.    Channa BLÄTTNER (10 December 1939 - about 1942)

  14. -   Max BLÄTTNER (23 December 1904 - 26 January 1967) & Alice GANZ (30 March 1908, Mainz - 22 January 2000, Haifa)

  15. -   Rosa MEYER (10 June 1804 - ) & Hermann HERF (10 October 1805, Partenheim - )

            Rosa and Hermann moved to Partenheim

  1. -   Abraham Meier BAUM (1 June 1810, Schierstein - 5 February 1867) & Babette MOSES (4 November 1809, Östrich - )

            Abraham Meier took the family name BAUM in 1847

  1.    Mayer (or Meier) BAUM* (13 August 1834, Schierstein - 7 July 1917, Wiesbaden) & Jeannette SOBERNHEIM (15 February 1837, Mörfelden - 9 September 1865, Mörfelden)

            Based on the birth dates and places of their children, they moved from Schierstein to Wiesbaden in about 1862.

  1.    Moses/Moritz BAUM (9 August 1861, Schierstein - )

  2.    Theodor David BAUM (1 June 1863, Wiesbaden - 2 May 1939, Wiesbaden) & Helene HAHN (14 July 1867, Rhina/Hünfeld - 21 February 1940, Wiesbaden)

  3.    Mathilde BAUM (27 June 1865, Wiesbaden - ) & David ROTHSCHILD (? - before 1930)

  4. -   Adolph ROTHSCILD (30 March 1890, Wiesbaden - June 1942, Sobibor KZ) & Johanna BAUM (12 March 1893, Wiesbaden - June 1942, Sobibor KZ)  Adolph and Johanna were deported from Wiesbaden on 10 June, 1942 to Lublin, and from there to the Sobibor death camp.

  5.    Max BAUM (25 June 1870, Schierstein - 4 September 1934, Wiesbaden) & Julie SCHLOSS (7 November 1875, Lautenbach - )

  6. -   Alfred BAUM It is not certain that Max is the child of Mayer Baum or that Alfred is the child of Max.

  7.    Ferdinand BAUM (27 June 1865, Wiesbaden -  14 October 1942, Theresienstadt) It is not certain that Ferdinand is the child of Mayer Baum.

  8.    Mayer (or Meier) BAUM* (13 August 1834 - 7 July 1917) & Berta SIMON (4 June 1842 - 12 January 1923)

  9.    Seligmann BAUM (21 April 1836, Schierstein - 14 October 1918) & Johanne GERNSHEIMER (27 October 1840 - 14 April 1897)

            For the family of Johanne GERNSHEIMER, see THIS page.  Seligmann Baum and his family moved from Schierstein to Wiesbaden in about 1867.  On the occasion of his 80th birthday in 1916, he posed for a family portrait with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  The portrait is shown above.

  1.    Son (Stillborn) BAUM (16 February 1867, Schierstein - 16 February 1867, Schierstein)

  2.    Albert BAUM (9 January 1868, Wiesbaden - 4 June 1943, Thiviers) & Minna WERTHEIM (22 April 1873, Geinhausen - 21 October 1947, Strasbourg, France)

  3. -   Ernst BAUM (about 1901, Wiesbaden - 1955, Chicago)

  4. -   Änna BAUM (22 February 1906 - 1983, Strasbourg, France) & David KAHN

  5.    Lilo KAHN & Roland FUNK-BRENTANO

  6.    Bettina FUNCK-BRENTANO (1957 - ) & Mihai BRANCOVAN

  7. -   Constantin BRANCOVAN (circa 1991 - )

  8. -   Anne BRANCOVAN (circa 1994 - circa 2000)

  9.    Francois FUNCK-BRENTANO & Alexandra BENACHI

  10.    Siegfried BAUM (2 August 1869, Wiesbaden - 9 April 1935, Wiesbaden) & Emilie BAER (5 December 1876, Wiesbaden - 12 May 1944, Theresienstadt)

        Siegried, together with his brother Moritz (below) started a children’s clothing store in the center of Wiesbaden, Gebrüder Baum (Brothers Baum).  Siegfried was also a member of the Wiesbaden City Council and Board of Education. After the death of Moritz (1929) and Siegfried (1935), the store was run by his wife Emilie and daughter and son-in-law, Johanna and Albert Kleinstrass, until it was destroyed by the Nazis during Kristallnacht, on the night of November 10, 1938.  More can be read about Emilie’s family on the BAER page, HERE.

  1. -   Johanna BAUM (11 August 1897, Wiesbaden - 1943, KZ Auschwitz) & Albert KLEINSTRASS (8 March 1883, Bredenborn - 1943, Auschwitz)

  2.    Paul Louis KLEINSTRASS (later KESTER) (1925, Wiesbaden - ) & Susanne Jeanette LUFT (1924, Berlin - )

  3.    Daniel John KESTER (1954 - ) This is me (creator of this website) & Anna Gunilla THEANDER (1958 - )

  4. -   Anya Rebecca KESTER (1989 - )

  5. -   Shiri Sophia KESTER (1991 - )

  6.    Helen (Lena) KLEINSTRASS (12 December 1923, Wiesbaden - 1999, Los Angeles) & Max HENLEIN (2 April 1915, Hamburg - 10 January 2005, Santa Monica, CA)

  7.    Alan HENLEIN (1951 - )

  8.    Dyan HENLEIN (1955 - ) & Michael NORTON (1951 - )

  9. -   Eric NORTON (1986 - )

  10. -   Laura NORTON (1988 - )

  11. -   Andrea NORTON (1988 - )

  12.    Moritz BAUM (22 February 1871, Wiesbaden - 18 September 1929, Wiesbaden) & Martha HERTZFELD (4 August 1879, Darmstadt - 1973, Los Angeles)

       Moritz Baum, together with his brother, Siegfried, above, owned the children’s clothing store, Gebrüder Baum. His wife, Martha, left Germany in about 1935 for the U.S.  She lived in New Jersey, and later in Los Angeles.  When I was growing up in Los Angeles in the 1960’s, she was the oldest person I knew.

  1. -   Walter BAUM* (7 September 1903, Wiesbaden - January 1987, Oklahoma) & UNNAMED

  2. -   Walter BAUM* (7 September 1903, Wiesbaden - January 1987, Oklahoma) & Rose FIRESTONE

  3. -   Walter BAUM* (7 September 1903, Wiesbaden - January 1987, Oklahoma) & Dori MILLER (3 November 1932 - )

  4.    Janet BAUM (1960 - ) & Eberhardt WAIBLINGER

  5.    Scott Gregory WAIBLINGER (1989 - )

  6.    Jake Patrick WAIBLINGER (1992 - )

  7.    Kirk Samuel WAIBLINGER (1997 - )

  8.    Alice Irma BAUM (1961 - )

  9. -   Walter BAUM* (7 September 1903, Wiesbaden - January 1987, Oklahoma) & Nellie

  10. -   Irma BAUM ( - 3 October 1936, Essen) & Erich KORNBERG (2 October 1901 - 29 May 1959)

  11.    Paul Michael (Mike) KORNBERG (1936 - ) & Susan LEVITT (1942 - )

  12.    Erich KORNBERG (1970 - ) & Sara HOROWITZ (1980 - )

  13.    Mark KORNBERG (1974 - )

  14.    Jakob BAUM (?, Wiesbaden - 1966, Argentina) & Bertha ULLMANN (?  - 1941)

       Jakob and Bertha were first cousins (see Bertha, below). The family left Germany in the mid 1930’s. Daughter Liesel went to Paraguay, while Jakob and Bertha and daughter Gertrude went to Argentina.

  1. -   Gertrude (Trude/Trudel) BAUM (about 1914, Wiesbaden - 8 September 1976, Argentina) & Ludwig BURG (1910, Wachenbuchen - 1978, Buenos Aires)

  2.    Berta BURG (1945 - ) & Eduardo GLASS (1945 - )

  3.    Marcelo GLASS (1969 - ) & Maria Julia LARRIVE (1971 - )

  4. -   Hernan GLASS (2001 - )

  5. -   Luca GLASS (2005 - )

  6.    Daniel GLASS (1973 - )

  7.    Gabriela GLASS (1977 - )

  8. -   Liesel BAUM (about 1910, Wiesbaden - 1989, Wiesbaden) & Kurt BEISSINGER

  9.    Pedro BEISSINGER

  10.    Sergio BEISSINGER

  11.    Daniel BEISSINGER

  12.    Ivonne BEISSINGER

  13.    Ruth (Upi) BEISSINGER & LAUFER

  14.    Alejandro LAUFER

  15.    Gabriel LAUFER

  16.    Marcelo LAUFER

  17.    Fabian LAUFER

  18.    Betty BAUM (?, Wiesbaden - about 1930) & Albert MAYER (31 May 1878, Königsbach - 1949)

  19. -   Paul Julius MAYER (13 May 1906, Bruchsal - )  Went to Argentina

  20. -   Oscar Hermann MAYER (1907, Bruchsal -)  Went to Palestine, May 1938.

  21.    Mathilde BAUM (24 September 1874, Wiesbaden - 1944, KZ Auschwitz) & David NEU ( - 1934)

        Mathilde NEU lived with my grandparents (Albert and Johanne KLEINSTRASS) in Wiesbaden during the period before they were deported to Theresienstadt.  Both her sons had left for Argentina early, in the late 1920’s and early 30’s.  On a recent visit to Argentina I was able to find the family of her son Siegfried and meet them and I had a very nice afternoon with them.

  1. -   Siegfried/Sigfrido NEU (9 March 1899 - 6 June 1969) & Saturnina FERNANDEZ (13 December 1903 - 14 June 1986)

       Immigrated to Argentina

  1.    Alfredo NEU (1951 - ) & Maria Cristina TORRE (1951 - )

  2.    Ana Laura NEU (1976 - ) & Diego AMADO (1977 - )

  3. -   Rocco AMADO (2010 - )

  4.    Diego NEU (1972 - ) & Claudia LISTE (1972 - )

  5. -   Manuel NEU (2008 - )

  6. -   Olivia NEU (2009 - )

  7.    Maria del Carmen NEU (1943 - ) & Conrado HÜBNER (1940 - )

  8.    Marisol HÜBNER (1978 - ) & Matias

  9.    Laura HÜBNER (1969 - ) & Claudio

  10. -   Franco

  11. -   Maia

  12. -   Carolina

  13.    Silvana HÜBNER (1973 - )

  14. -   Alfred (Alfredo) NEU

    Immigrated to Argentina

  1.    Sabina (Pinchen) BAUM (14 January 1838 - ) & Franz SOLOMON (11 March 1830, Luxemburg - )

  2.    Siegfried SOLOMON

  3.    Adolph SOLOMON

  4.    Moritz SOLOMON

  5.    Sarah BAUM (8 January 1840 - )

  6.    Moses BAUM (20 July 1842 - 19 August 1843)

  7.    Jacob BAUM (9 December 1843 - )

  8.    Regina BAUM (19 January 1847 - ) & Bernard KAHN

  9.    Mathilda (Tilla) KAHN

  10.    Heinrich KAHN (died as child)

  11.    Barbara (Bette) KAHN (6 January 1878, Mainz - about 1942) & Louis HERMANN (1 May 1878, Laufenselden - 10 October 1941, Mainz)

  12. -   Gertrude HERMANN (1 April 1910, Mainz - about 1990) & Erich KORNBERG (2 October 1901 - 29 May 1959)

       Gertrude was the second wife of Erich KORNBERG; his first wife was Irma BAUM, above.  Much of the information on the Baum family comes from talking with Gertrude.

  1.    Albert KAHN

  2.    Joseph BAUM (24 December 1849, Schierstein - 28 April 1910, Wiesbaden) & Thekla ULLMANN (30 June 1852, Westerburg - 1 February 1920, Wiesbaden)  Thekla ULLMANN and Josef ULLMANN (he married Amalie (Malchen) BAUM, below) were brother and sister

  3.    Martha BAUM (29 January 1878, Wiesbaden - 1947, Louisville, KY) & Maximilian WEISS (30 May 1871, Mainz - 28 September 1924, Mainz)

  4. -   Simon Ernest WEIS (7 July 1902, Mainz - 31 March 1986, Louisville, KY) & Carolyn Mae WOLFF (31 October 1909, Louisville, KY - 28 September 1989, Dayton, OH)

  5.    Mark Julian WEIS (1943 - ) & Amy Barbara SOBEL (1946 - )

  6.    Valerie Anne WEIS (1973 - ) & Matthew FETTERMAN (1970 - )

  7.    Erica Lynn WEIS (1975 - ) & Jacob O. REBHUN (1976 - )

  8. -   Eli Weis REBHUN (2008 - )

  9.    Deborah Sue WEIS (1976 - )

  10. -   Richard Albert WEIS (11 August 1903, Mainz - 4 Sept.1975, Louisville, KY) & Sylvia ACKERMAN (1915, New York, NY - )

  11.    Jeffrey WEIS (1944 - ) & Terry YOFFE (1947 - )

  12.    Scott WEIS (1969 - ) & Meryl BENNETT (1969 - )

  13. -   Evan WEIS (1998 - )

  14. -   Micah WEIS (2001 - )

  15.    Allison WEIS (1972 - ) & Ari SCHWARTZ

  16. -   Alex SCHWARTZ (2004 - )

  17.    Jonathan WEIS (1975 - )

  18.    Ronald WEIS (1946 - )

  19.    Martin WEIS (1952 - ) & Linda PORT

  20.    Marla WEIS (1989 - )

  21.    Rachel WEIS (1991 - )

  22.    Karl BAUM (11 May 1884, Wiesbaden - 1942, KZ Sobibor) & Toni BIERIG (5 February 1886, Flehingen - 1942, KZ Sobibor)

  23. -   Gerti BAUM (1914, Wiesbaden - ?, Los Angeles) & George GERSON

  24. -   Gerti BAUM (1914, Wiesbaden - ?, Los Angeles) & HERZIG

  25.    Albert BAUM (8 August 1885, Wiesbaden - 1941, Chicago) & Paula SAMUEL (7 January 1890, Kerzenheim - 27 November 1970, Chicago) Albert was a butcher in Wiesbaden.

  26. -   John (formerly Hans) BAUM (1922, Wiesbaden - ) & Jane O’ROURKE (1920, Toledo, OH - )

  27.    Peter BAUM (1948, Chicago - ) & Yung CONG-HUYEN

  28.    Atalie Paula BAUM (1984 - )

  29.    Katrina BAUM (1999 - )

  30.    Susie BAUM (1950, Chicago - ) & Vincent BUONO

  31.    Franklin BUONO

  32.    Sarah BUONO

  33. -   Eric BAUM (1924, Wiesbaden - ) & Betty BOROWSKY (1928, Arkansas - )

  34.    Lisa BAUM (1955 - ) & Charles GREENEBAUM (1956 - )

  35.    Adam GREENEBAUM (1986 - )

  36.    Daniel GREENEBAUM (1988 - )

  37.    David BAUM (1958 - ) & Deorah SILBERSTEIN (1960 - )

  38.    Jaqueline BAUM (1995 - )

  39.    Matthew BAUM (1997 - )

  40. -   Grete BAUM (10 December 1912, Wiesbaden - 29 December 1922, Wiesbaden)

  41.    Julius BAUM (27 February 1888, Wiesbaden - 6 February 1965, Wiesbaden)

    Julius was sent to Buchenwald after Kristallnacht. When he got out he escaped to

England. Once the war started, he was arrested as an enemy alien and spent the war

in a POW camp in Australia. He never married, and returned to Germany after the war.

  1.    Moritz BAUM (10 February 1892, Wiesbaden - 12 December 1935, Wiesbaden)

        & Betty KATZENSTEIN (16 December 1886 - 1942)

        Moritz was a butcher in Wiesbaden.  In 1934 the SA led a pogrom against the

Jewish butchers of the town, and thereafter forbid them use of the town’s slaughter-

house, effectively ruining their businesses.  Moritz was so distraught by this, that he

committed suicide in 1935, leaving a widow and three children.  His wife Betty and

their children are shown at right.

  1. -   Trude BAUM (2 September 1924 - 1942)

  2. -   Lore BAUM (20 August 1931 - 1942) 

        See photo of party celebrating Lori’s birth at the bottom of this page.

  1. -   Josef Erwin (Seppl) BAUM (22 October 1926 - 1942)

  2.    Leo BAUM (30 October 1893, Schierstein - 5 February 1941, Hadamar) Leo was hospitalized in the Eichberg Sanatorium in 1934. In 1941 he was murdered by the Nazis in their “T-4” program, a program of Euthanasia through gassing of people considered mentally defective. Many of the people who later ran the death camps for killing the Jews of Europe got their “training” in running the T-4 program.

  3.    Amalie (Malchen) BAUM (26 August 1854, Wiesbaden - 1921, Wiesbaden) & Josef ULLMANN (1857, Westerburg - 1921, Wiesbaden)

            Josef ULLMANN and Thekla ULLMAN (she married Joseph BAUM, above) were brother and sister

  1.    Dora ULLMAN (1885, Westerburg - 1970, New York) & Gustav ZIMMERN ( - 1956, New York)

  2.    Bertha ULLMANN (?  - 1941) & Jakob BAUM ( - 1966)

        Bertha and Jakob were first cousins (see Jakob, above)

  1. -   Trude (Gertrude) BAUM

  2. -   Liesel BAUM & BEISINGER

  3.    Sara ULLMANN (1887, Wiesbaden - ? ) & ? ZIMMERMAN

  4.    Ida ULLMANN (27 July 1888 - 19 March 1979, New York) & ? GOLDSTEIN (from Hameln)

  5.    Adolf ULLMANN (1891, Wiesbaden - 1950, Newark, NJ) & Karoline ULLMANN (1855 - 1941)

  6.    Erna ULLMANN (1890, Wiesbaden - ? ) & Eugene LOEB ( - 1960)

  7. -   Laura LOEB (25 June 1928, Wiesbaden - 1997, New Jersey) & Murrray ZEISEL

  8.    Dena ZEISEL & Charles FRIEDMAN

  9.    Emily FRIEDMAN (1996 - )

  10. -   Martin LOEB (1930 - )

  11.    Eugene Howard LOEB

  12.    Ludwig ULLMANN (1893 Wiesbaden - 1938, New York)

  13.    Hilde ULLMANN (1896 - 1960) & Simon KAHN (1891 - 1968)

  14. -   Ernst/Ernest KAHN (1926 - ) & Marilyn ZELDEN (1926 - )

  15.    David KAHN (1956 - ) & Gail (1956 - )

  16.    Allison KAHN (1986 - )

  17.    Jennifer KAHN (1984 - )

  18.    Richard KAHN (1958 - ) & Sherry (1954 - )

  19.    Matthew KAHN (1987 - )

  20. -   Walter KAHN (1929 - ) & Barbara FAIRBERG (1932 - )

  21.    Hilde KAHN (1963 - ) & Steve BRADBURY

  22.    James BRADBURY

  23.    William BRADBURY

  24.    Susanna BRADBURY

  25.    Jonathan KAHN (1965 - )

  26. -   Joseph Maier BAUM (7 (or 11 or 20) May 1813, Schierstein - 15 May 1874, Wiesbaden) & Henriette or Jette or Jentle MARX OR MARKS (14 July 1815, Scheirstein - 6 November 1879, Wiesbaden)

        Joseph was head of the Jewish community of Schierstein in 1855.  Founder of the Nassauische Leinenindistri, a large and important textile business.

  1.    Moritz BAUM (2 September 1840, Schierstein - 19 January 1907, Berlin) & Emilie FÜRTH (19 February  - ?, Berlin)

  2.    Adolf BAUM (born Wiesbaden) & Meta HEIDENHEIM

  3. -   Herbert BAUM

  4. -   Ernst BAUM

  5.    Hedwig BAUM & Dr. Max RAKICJEWSKI

  6. -   Felicitas RAKICJEWSKI (1941, Berlin - ) & Dr. Alfred SCHARF (?)

  7.    Moses/Markus BAUM (3 August 1842 - 6 October 1871, Wiesbaden)

  8.    Salomon BAUM (24 March 1844, Schierstein - 1 May 1899, Wiesbaden) & Karoline/Lina NEUSTADT (9 August 1849, Darmstadt - 2 December 1922, Oberursel)

  9.    Joseph BAUM (5 September 1874, Wiesbaden - 25 March 1917, Mainz) & Alice/Liesel HAYMANN/HEYMANN (22 March 1876, Regensburg - 5 October 1942, Theresienstadt)  Joseph Baum was called “Königlich Preußischen Kommerzienrat“. This is a title that was given until 1919 by the Prussian government to people who were very important and successful in business.  After his death Alice remarried, to Dr. Nathan Nikolaus Hess.  He died in 1939.  Alice was deported to the ghetto of Theresienstadt in 1942 at the age of 66; she died after four weeks there.

  10. -   Gertrude Klara BAUM (27 October 1903 - ) & Richard G. FEISTMANN (8 July 1892, Nürnberg - )

  11.    Ilse Edith FEISTMANN (21 November 1922, Fürth - ) & Harald G. LORSCH (25 August 1919, Frankfurt - )

  12.    Timothy William LORSCH (1950 - ) & Eileen

  13.    Timothy William LORSCH (1950 - ) & Karen Perry

  14.    Rita C. LORSCH (5 December 1953 - 25 December 1996, Pennsylvania)

  15.    Jeffrey S. LORSCH (1954 - )

  16.    Dorthy Liesel FEISTMANN (1926, Nürnberg - ) & Eric G. LYNN

  17.    Terry LYNN & SIEGFRIED

  18. -   Dana SIEGFRIED (1983 - )

  19. -   Ashley SIEGFRIED (1987 - )

  20. -   Devyn SIEGFRIED (1994 - )

  21.    Michael LYNN

  22. -   Joshua LYNN (1978 - ) & Lindsay

  23.    Penelope Mae LYNN (2010 - )

  24. -   Tara LYNN (1983 - )

  25. -   Erica LYNN (1984 - ) & Eric BAILEY

  26. -   Natalie M. LYNN (1987 - )

  27. -   Amy LYNN (1992 - )

  28. -   Edith Amalie BAUM* (1907, Wiesbaden - ) & Fritz KOCH

  29.    Marion KOCH (1929 - ) & Edward H. STEININGER (1925 - )

  30. -   Edith Amalie BAUM* (1907 - ) & Walter PERITZ (9 February 1899 - )

  31.    Sigmund BAUM (3 January 1846, Schierstein - )

  32.    Adolph BAUM (9 February 1848 - 11 January 1850)

  33.    Hermann BAUM (19 October 1850, Schierstein - 4 March 1914, Wiesbaden) & Julia Anna BLOCH (2 May 1859, Edenkoben - 14 July 1911, Wiesbaden)  Julia was a well known concert pianist.

  34.    Julius BAUM (9 April 1882, Wiesbaden - 27 October 1959) & Emma Wilhelmine GRUNER (22 January 1893, Esslingen - 5 January 1970, Bopfingen)

        Prof. Dr. Julius Baum was a well known art historian and the first director of the Museum of Ulm (Ulmer Museum). Julius Baum lost his position in 1933 and was forced to emigrate to Switzerland in 1939. In 1945 he returned to Stuttgart and was the director of the Württembergisches Landesmuseum.

  1. -   Konrad Friedrich BAUM (19 June 1929, München - 17 October 1997, Bopfingen) & Heidemarie WAGNER (11 September 1944 - 16 March 1996, Bopfingen)

  2.    Richard BAUM

  3.    Eva Maria BAUM

  4. -   Gertrud BAUM (21 August 1930 - )

  5.    Elisabeth BAUM (15 December 1886, Wiesbaden - ) & Fritz KAUFMANN (?, Ladenburg - )

  6. -   Gerhard KAUFMANN

  7. -   Charlotte KAUFMANN

  8. -   Thekla KAUFMANN

  9.    Franz BAUM (14 January 1888 - 1982) & Abby BEVERIDGE (1910 - 1969) Abby was the daughter of U.S.

        Senator Albert J. Beveridge. Franz was an artist and one of her teachers at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. They

        met in Germany and married there in 1934. They fled Germany in 1939 and later lived in Santa Cruz,

        California.

  1. -   Franz BAUM, Jr. (1937 - )

  2. -   BAUM (daughter)

  3. -   Valor BAUM (stage name: Valora NOLAND)(1941 - )  Film and television actress in the 1960’s.

    Acted in “Beach Party” movies with Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon and TV shows such as

    Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Star Trek.

  1.    Amalie BAUM (6 February 1855 - ) & Heinrich OPPENHEIMER   For Heinrich’s family, see THIS page.

  2.    Else OPPENHEIMER & Ludwig KAUFMANN

  3. -   Hilde KAUFMANN

  4. -   (daughter) BAUM  The death record of Amelie (the mother) says she had two sons, three daughters.  This would

                    be the third daughter.

  1.    Jacob ABRAHAM* (1760 - 6 November 1828) & Gutel

            Jacob Abraham was the second son of Abraham Wolf (see the top of this list). He was married twice. His

            descendants took the family name Liebmann.

  1. -   Jacob LIEBMANN (Liebmann JACOB?) & Vogel FEIST (?, Laufenselden - )

  2.    Caroline LIEBMANN (16 September 1819, Schierstein - ) & Seligmann RHEINHOLD

  3.    Eva RHEINHOLD (about 1848, Oberlahnstein -  ) & Julius MICHELS

  4.    Hugo Wolfgang RHEINHOLD (26 March 1853, Oberlahnstein - 2 October 1900, Berlin) & Emma LEVI (?, Köln - ) Hugo (photo at right) was a well known sculptor. He emigrated to the United States, but then returned to Germany, where he married Emma Levi who unfortunately died a year and a half later. He then went to Berlin and became an artist. His best known work is the “Philosophizing Monkey.”

  5.    Meier LIEBMANN (4 May 1822 - ) & Jettchen LANDAU (29 October 1823, Camberg - )

  6.    Bernhard LIEBMANN (6 May 1848 - 1 December 1919)

  7.    Rische? Rife? LIEBMANN (16 August 1924 - )

  8.    Karoline LIEBMANN (20 September 1826 - )

  9.    Jacob LIEBMANN (20 September 1826 - 17 August 1836)

  10.    Hannchen LIEBMANN (28 May 1829 - 25 May 1830)

  11.    Lina LIEBMANN (4 April 1831 - )

  12.    Julie LIEBMANN (11 January 1836 - )

  13.    Jacob ABRAHAM* (1760 - 6 November 1828, Schierstein) & Jüdelche MAIER (circa 1780 - 20 November 1834, Schierstein)

  14. -   Abraham LIEBMANN (8 September 1817, Schierstein - ) & Jenni MANNHEIMER (born in Kleinheybach)

  15.    Jacob LIEBMANN (13 April 1856, Schierstein - )

  16. -   Michael ABRAHAM (LATER LIEBMANN)* (29 July 1819, Schierstein - ) & Sara SCHNEIDER (10 November 1815, Weisenau bei Mainz - 16 May 1863, Schierstein)

  17.    Katharina LIEBMANN (30 July 1844 - 3 August 1851)

  18.    Moritz LIEBMANN (17 April 1846 - )

  19.    Rosa LIEBMANN (12 February 1848 - )

  20.    Jacob LIEBMANN (26 August 1849 - 4 April 1923, San Francisco, CA) & Franzciska (later Francis) (about 1861, Germany - 12 July 1922, San Francisco)

  21.    Elsie Frances LIEBMANN (10 May 1897, San Francisco, CA - 1987, Portland, OR) & Albert E. ROBERTS (about 1903, Oregon - )

  22. -   Anita Frances ROBERTS* (6 December 1930, San Francisco, CA - 9 March 2001, Dos Palos, CA) & Robert FEGEL

  23. -   Anita Frances ROBERTS* (6 December 1930, San Francisco, CA - 9 March 2001, Dos Palos, CA) & Darrell Leslie EMERSON (6 July 1936, Oregon - 2 September 1991, Gilroy, CA)

  24.    (unnamed) EMERSON (1959 - ) & Ramona SCHLERETH (1958 - )

  25.    Michelle M. EMERSON (1980 - ) & Zachary CRAWFORD (1980 - )

  26.    Michael R. EMERSON (1982 - )

  27.    (unnamed) EMERSON (1963 - )

  28.    Anitamarie EMERSON (1964 - ) & NAVIN

  29.    Caroline LIEBMANN (5 February 1851 - 17 July 1851)

  30.    Caecilie (?) LIEBMANN (5 February 1851 - 17 February 1851)

  31.    Ludwig (Louis) LIEBMANN (16 July 1854 - )

  32.    Adolph LIEBMANN (11 February 1856 - ) & Sallie SCHWARTZ (29 January 1868, California - 11 January 1941, San Francisco, CA)

  33.    Helen S. LIEBMANN (about 1903, California - ) & Martin B. GRIMES

  34.    Johanna LIEBMANN (9 August 1859 - 16 June 1942, San Francisco, CA) & Charles (Carl) BUYER (February 1838, Kasejovice, Bohemia - 1912, San Francisco, CA) The Buyers had a dry goods store on Haight Street.

  35.    Florence BUYER (12 February 1883 - 19 June 1967, San Francisco, CA)

  36.    Dorothea LIEBMANN (24 October 1852, Schierstein - ) & Anselm JUNKER (21 December 1842, Offenbach - 6 January 1943, New York, NY)

  37.    Eugene Moritz JUNKER (3 February 1875, Frankfurt - 1934)

  38.    Rob JUNKER (about 1874 - )

  39.    Alphonse JUNKER (about 1876 - )

  40. -   Michael ABRAHAM (LATER LIEBMANN)* (1819, Schierstein - ) & Betty HESS (born in Düdelsheim)

  41.    Karoline (Sara) LIEBMANN (2 August 1865 - )

  42.    Pauline LIEBMANN (14 February 1867, Frankfurt - )


            *People with asterisks after their names were married two or more times.  They have a separate line for each spouse.            




                  
  
                                            

Party celebrating the birth of Lore Baum (daughter of Moritz BAUM and Betty BAUM (nee KATZENSTEIN), Wiesbaden 1931.




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The Baum family of Wiesbaden, Germany, originally came from the small town of Schierstein.  Schierstein is on the Rhein river, about 5 km (2-3 miles) from the center of Wiesbaden.  Once an independent town, it is now part of Wiesbaden.  Ancestors of the Baum family were living there at least as early as the early 1700’s.  In 1853 there were 14 Jewish families living there.  Several members of the Baum family or their descendants were listed as the leaders of the Jewish community of Schierstein, including Josef Baum in 1855, Abraham Kahn in 1867, and Daniel Kahn, starting in 1906.


Abraham Wolf, who died in 1798, had two sons, Maier and Jacob.  When Jews in Schierstein took family names around 1840, the children of Maier took the name Baum, while Jacob’s children took the name Liebmann.  The two sons of Maier, Abraham and Joseph, both took the name Baum, and the two main branches of the Baum family in Wiesbaden are descended from them.  They also had a sister, Sara, who married Daniel Kahn.  The Kahn family of Schierstein and later of Wiesbaden are descended from them. Another sister married Hermann Herf and moved to the town of Partenheim.


In the 1800’s as cities grew due to the industrial revolution (Wiesbaden grew from 2,200 inhabitants in 1800 to 86,000 in 1900) Jews also began moving from small towns and villages to the cities.  This was true for the Baum family, who moved from Schierstein into Wiesbaden.  The year that they moved can in some cases be determined by seeing where and when their children were born. For example Seligmann Baum’s family moved in 1867, between the birth of one child born in Schierstein in 1867, and the next, born in Wiesbaden in 1868.  He and his family are shown on the right.


In Wiesbaden several of the Baum families were butchers.  Because of competition between these families, it led in some cases to a falling out among them, where different Baum families, although related, would have no contact with each other.

The Baum family on the occasion of Seligmann Baum’s 80th birthday.

April, 1916

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Betty BAUM (nee KATZENSTEIN) and her children, Trude, Lore, and Josef (Seppl) in about 1933.

All were deported from Wiesbaden on May 23, 1942 and killed soon after.

Two sons of Seligmann Baum, Moritz and Siegfried, opened a children’s clothing store called Gebrüder Baum.  It was on one of the main shopping streets of Wiesbaden, among the most elegant stores and hotels of the city. The photo below shows the store in 1910.  The store is on the corner on the right.  The store was successful, and the brothers were among Wiesbaden’s more prominent citizens, with Siegfried being on the city council and the city school board.  Moritz died in 1929, Siegfried in 1935.  After that the store was run by Siegfried’s wife, Emilie, and his daughter and son-in-law (Johanna and Albert Kleinstrass).


On the evening of November 9, 1938 the Nazi government organized riots against the Jews throughout Germany.  In what became known as Kristallnacht (night of broken glass) or Reichspogromnacht, the SA and other Nazis and their supporters rampaged throughout Germany and Austria.  Synagogues were burned, Jewish-owned shops had their windows smashed and their merchandise and furnishings destroyed. Most Jewish men of working age were arrested and sent to concentration camps.  Many were killed.


In Wiesbaden the synagogue was burned, as was the synagogue in Schierstein (see photo, left).  The clothing store, Gebrüder Baum (photo below), had all of its windows and display cases destroyed, as did every other Jewish owned store. The Jewish men were arrested. When the arrests started, Albert Kleinstrass hid in the nearby forests. After five days, when it looked like the arrests had ended, he returned to Wiesbaden, but was arrested and sent to the concentration camp Dachau, where he was imprisoned until mid-December, 1938.

There are memorial pages (in German) for several members of the Baum family, plus many other Wiesbaden residents, who were victims of the Nazis, HERE.


In the list below, names in RED are people who were murdered during the Shoah (Holocaust),  1933-1945.




The information on this page comes from many sources.  They include: the recollections of my father, Paul Kester. The resources of the Aktives Museum Spiegelgasse, Wiesbaden’s Jewish museum and research center.  Dorothee Lotmann-Kaeseler and Georg Schneider were especially helpful.  Myrah Adams who researched Julius Baum and his branch of the family. Mark Weis, who I have exchanged information with for a long time. Wolfgang Fritzsche, who transcribed the Schierstein records.  Gertrude Kornberg was very helpful in sharing her memories. Yaron Zakay provided information on the Blättner family and Michelle Emerson-Crawford provided information on the Liebmann family. A special thanks to Aunt Martha for the Baum family photo (shown above), one of the few Bar Mitzvah presents that I still find interesting 40 years later.

The Schierstein Synagogue

Burned on November 10, 1938

Photo taken in the 1960’s

Webergasse in Wiesbaden, 1910

The children’s clothing store of Siegfried and Moritz Baum is on the corner on the right.

Poster from the Ulmer Museum, founded by Julius Baum

Hugo Rheinhold

1853 - 1900

Hugo Rheinhold’s “Philosophizing Monkey?