Descendants List of Samuel GASSENHEIMER (1802-1854)

See The Family of Samuel GASSENHEIMER

The family of Samuel GASSENHEIMER and his two wives, Blümchen (née Seckel) and Pauline (née Schwab), is another branch of the Gassenheimer family of Bibra. No members of this branch lived in Themar as far as we know, but they connected with the family of Samuel (b. 1837 Bibra) & Lotte (née Stein) family of Themar through the sponsorship of Ruth Gassenheimer, daughter of Georg and Selma (née Schwab) Gassenheimer, to the United States during the Nazi Regime. When we found Ruth’s entry on the 7 April 1939 list of passengers entering the United States below, we discovered that Leo Gassenheimer of Montgomery, Alabama was her sponsor. We asked the question: “Who was ‘cousin: Leo Gassenheimer, 124 Commerce Street, Montgomery, Alabama,” and this led to further discoveries backwards and forwards.

Normally, the Nachkommenlisten/Descendants Lists on this site are compiled with significant input from family members, but there has been no contact as yet. Wherever a direct (and free) internet link to the source of information is possible, the link is included; other sources are listed at the bottom.

We would of course welcome any contributions — corrections and/or additions — to the information presented here.  If you have any information or questions, please contact Sharon Meen @ [email protected]. We would be pleased to hear from you.

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  • Samuel GASSENHEIMER, b. 27 Feb 1802 Bibra, d. Dec 1854 Bibra
  • ∞ (Karoline) Blümchen SECKEL, b. Bibra (daughter of Isaac & Mindel Seckel)
    • 1. Amelia GASSENHEIMER, b. 16 Jan 1837 Bibra, 26 Sep 1871 arrival in USA, d. 07 Sep 1921 NYC/NY
    • ∞ (09 Nov 1864) Simson Löb LEVOR, b. 16 Dec 1825 Barchfeld a/d Werra/TH, d. 11 Jul 1867 Barchfeld a/d Werra/TH
      • 2. Samuel Simpson LEVOR, b. 08 Mar 1866 Barchfeld a/d Werra/TH, 26 Sep 1871 arrival in USA,1Ancestry.com. U.S., Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) d. 07 May 1944 NYC/NY
      • ∞ (20 Mar 1895 Manhattan)2Ancestry.com. New York, New York, U.S., Extracted Marriage Index, 1866-1937 [database on-line]. Bertha LEVY, b. Apr 1872 NY, d. 16 Aug 1958 Queens/NY
        • 3. Beatrice LEVOR, b. 1896 NYC/NY, d. 28 Aug 1896 NYC/NY
        • 3. Sidney Simpson LEVOR, b. 12 Jun 1897 NYC/NY, d. Apr 1965 NYC/NY
        • ∞ (6 Apr 1926 Manhattan) Rosemary LUNDSTRUM, b. 1901 Kansas31930 USA Federal Census, d. 1983 [NYC/NY?]
        • 3. Arthur S LEVOR, b. 07 Aug 1900 Manhattan/NY, d. 05 Feb 1949 NYC/NY
        • ∞ (03 Mar 1924 Manhattan/NY)28 Dorothy J. MOSES, b. 19 Sep 1900 NYC/NY, d. Jun 1966 [NYC/NY]
          • 4. Donald Arthur LEVOR, b. 19 Dec 1924 NYC/NY, d. 24 Dec 2008 NYC/NY
          • ∞ (1950)4New York City Municipal Archives; New York, New York; Borough: Manhattan; Volume Number: 25 (Ancestry.com) Carol Jane RAFTER, b. 07 Feb 1924 Seattle/WA, d. 31 Aug 2003 [NYC/NY]
          • 4. Peter Arthur LEVOR, b. 23 Feb 1926 NYC/NY, d. 25 Jan 2002 NYC/NY
        • ∞ (01 Oct 1937 Manhattan)29 Berenice DESPRES, b. 02 Apr 1898 Chicago/IL, d. Jun 1972 NYC/NY
      • 2. Simson LEVOR, b. 14 Oct 1867 Barchfeld a/d Werra/TH, d. 02 Nov 1867 Barchfeld a/d Werra/TH
    • 1. Gustave “Harry” GASSENHEIMER, b. 21 Feb 1839 Bibra, 14 Jul 1856 arrival in USA,5“United States Germans to America Index, 1850-1897,” database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KD32-7D2 : 27 December 2014),d. 14 Aug 1923 Joplin/Missouri
    • ∞ (12 Aug 1864) Mena “Minnie” STRAUSS, b. Mar 1844 France6Source: 1880 USA Federal Census, d. 15 Dec 1918 Joplin/Missouri
      • 2. Samuel GASSEMHEIMER, b. 18 Aug 1865 DC, d. 16 Oct 1887 Waco/Texas
      • 2. Harry GASSENHEIMER, b. Aug 1868 Haynesville/AL, d. 31 Mar 1926 Shawnee/Oklahoma
      • ∞ (12 Nov 1900 Falls/TX) Ophelia KOLLMANN, b. 4 Mar 1882 La Grange/TX, d. 09 Jul 1953 Texas
        • 3. Tillie GASSENHEIMER,7Source: Ancestry family tree. Not double verified. b. Jan 1902 Waco/TX, d. 25 May 1902 Waco/TX
        • 3. Leon GASSENHEIMER,8JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR). b. Waco/TX, d. 15 Jul 1903 WacoTX
        • 3. Russell Harry GASSENHEIMER, b. 31 Oct 1903 Waco/Texas, d. 07 Jun 1973 Los Angeles/CA
        • 3. Helen GASSENHEIMER, b. 1911 Texas, d. Jan 1981 Montgomery/AL
      • 2. Joseph GASSENHEIMER, b. circa 1871 Alabama
      • 2. Isadore “Isa” GASSENHEIMER, b. 13 Aug 1873 Indiana, d. 25 Jun 1936 Austin/Texas
      • ∞ (18 Aug 1904) Anna NEWTON, b. 13 Jan 1885 LaVernia/Texas, d. 21 Sep 1925 Fort Worth/Texas
        • 3. NN GASSENHEIMER, b. 16 Aug 1908 Texas
        • 3. Ruth GASSENHEIMER, b. 21 Jan 1910 Waco/Texas, d. 25 Jan 1940 Austin/Texas
        • 3. Helen GASSENHEIMER, b. 12 Jul 1912 Waco/Texas
      • 2. Louis GASSENHEIMER, b. 8 Dec 1874 Opelika/Alabama, d. 1935 Tulsa/Oklahoma
      • ∞ Helene LENNARTZ, b. 20 Apr 1896 Missouri, d. aft 19609She was identified in 1960 Census. Ancestry.com. Kansas, U.S., City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, 2015. [Kansas City/KA?]
      • 2. M. GASSENHEIMER, b. 1876,10identified in the 1880 USA Federal Census. This child cannot be Mathilde Gassenheimer, b. in 1880
      • 2. Alma GASSENHEIMER, b. 12 Jan 1879, d. 12 Jul 1879 Opelika/Alabama
      • 2. Mathilda (Tillie) GASSENHEIMER, b. 29 Dec 1880 Alabama, d. 05 Feb 1960 St. Louis City/Missouri
      • ∞ (27 Jan 1902 Milam/TX)11Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965Albert E. BAER, b. 24 Nov 1864 Missouri, d. 14 Nov 1939 Missouri
      • 2. Rena GASSENHEIMER, b. 25 Dec 1893 Alabama, d. 30 Aug 1961 St. Louis/Missouri
      • ∞ (08 Feb 1927) Ralph Alexander JARVIS, b. Jan 1890 Iowa, d. 04 Sep 1936 Clearfield/Iowa
    • 1. Joseph GASSENHEIMER, b. 15 Aug 1842 Bibra, 1880 to USA, d. 06 Jul 1909 Louisville/KY
    • ∞ (1872)121900 USA Federal CensusFannie WEISBACHER, b. 20 Jan 1846 Bibra,13birth recorded in Bibra Jewish Register/Matrikel 1880 to USA, d. 29 Oct 1910 Louisville/KY
      • 2. Samuel GASSENHEIMER, b. 02 Mar 1872 Bibra, 1880 to USA, d. 07 Mar 1905 Montgomery/Alabama
      • 2. Alma GASSENHEIMER, b. 27 Apr 1874 Bibra14birth recorded in Bibra Jewish Register(Matrikel), 1880 to USA, d. 27 Jan 1946 Louisville/KY
      • ∞ (1892) Samuel OLSON, b. Dec 1869 Malmo/Sweden, d. 18 Oct 1934 Louisville/KY
      • 2. Malvina GASSENHEIMER, b. 17 Sep 1879 Bibra,15Bibra Jewish Register (Matrikel) 1880 to USA, d. 01 Apr 1957 Louisville/KY
      • ∞ Henry HELLER, b. 12 Apr 1879 Austria, d. 25 Jul 1947 Louisville/KY
      • 2. Albert GASSENHEIMER, b. 10 May 1882 Opelika/AL, d. 25 Oct 1942 Miami/FL
      • ∞ Ruth BORDOFFSKY, b. 21 Sep 1903 Jefferson/KY, d. 02 Dec 1996 Tallahassee/FL
        • 3. Joseph Albert GASSENHEIMER/GASSEN, b. 15 April 1926 Louisville/KY, d. 15 Aug 1993 Dade/FL
        • ∞ (20 Jun 1954) Phyllis GANEY, b, 04 Apr 1924 Georgia, d. 14 Apr 2003 Miami/FL
          • 4. Pamela GASSEN, b. 27 Aug 1959 FL
          • ∞ George ALONSO
          • 4. Tod A. GASSEN, b. 02 Feb 1961, d. 18 Sep 1994 Mt. Shisha Pangma/Nepal
    • 1. Therese GASSENHEIMER, b. 21 Oct 1844 Bibra, d. 13 Jun 1932 Coburg
    • ∞ Louis Levi BENARI, b. 01 Sep 1836 Hildburghausen/TH, d. 12 Sep 1874 Coburg/BY
      • 2. [stepson] Salomon BENARI, b. 1861 Hildburghausen
      • 2. [stepdaughter] Therese Rosa BENARI, b. 06 Apr 1862 Hildburghausen, to Amsterdam, d. 28 Dec 1938 Amsterdam
      • ∞ (12 May 1887 Amsterdam) Benjamin Liepman PRINS, b. 1860, d. 04 Oct 1934
        • 3. Gretha PRINS, b. 20 Feb 1888 Amsterdam, d. 10 Sep 1981 Eindhoven/Holland
        • ∞ (1 Mar 1910 Amsterdam) Rabbi Adolph ELIAS, b. 02 Jun 1867 Strijp/Holland, d. 06 May 1928 Eindhoven/Holland
          • 4. Hettij (later Hetty) Therese ELIAS, b. 30 Oct 1912 Eindhoven/Holland, 1939 in Fulwood/UK, d. Nov 1987 London/UK
          • ∞ (29 Jan 1935) Stefan FRIED, b. 06 Mar 1911 Vienna/Austria, May 1939 in Fulwood/UK, interned 21 Jun 1940 to 25 Jan 1941, d. May 1988 London/UK
          • 4. Anna ELIAS, b. 20 Jul 1914 Eindhoven/Holland, d. 25 Oct 2008 Voorschoten/Holland
          • ∞ 05 Sep 1939 Eindhoven/Holland) Paul DIAMANT, b. 10 Mar 1910 Amsterdam
          • 4. Erik Adolph ELIAS, b. 25 Jun 1925 Eindhoven/Holland, d. 19 Jan 1951 Eindhoven/Holland
        • 3. Alice (Molly) PRINS, b. 28 Jan 1896 Amsterdam, 06 Mar 1944 deported from Westerbork transit camp to Auschwitz, March 1944 murdered Auschwitz
        • ∞ Julius Jacob KEIZER, b. , d. 21 Oct 1940 Apeldoorn/Holland
        • (24 Jun 1942) Salomon DUKKER, b. 11 Jun 1876, 26 May 1943 interned in Westerborrk transit camp, 01 Jun 1943 deported to Sobibor, murdered Sobibor Killing Centre. 
      • 2. Thekla BENARI, b. 07 Mar 1873 Coburg, 1898 to Berlin, 1941 to USA, d. 10 Mar 1953 NYC/NY
      • ∞ (1898) Arthur Aron MÜLLER, b. 23 Oct 1871 Stuhm/West Prussia, 1898 to Berlin, d. 15 Jan 1935 Berlin (See Arthur Müller)
        • 3. Heinrich Max MÜLLER, b. 23 Sep 1899 Berlin, Oct 1923 to USA/? return to Germany, [1936 to England?] 1939 in England, 20 Jun 1940-12 Feb 1941 interned as “enemy alien,” 1946 to USA, d. Jul 1983 Queens/NY
        • ∞ (01 Jun 1925 NY) Elisabeth Susanne ASKENASY, b. 05 Apr 1899 Karlsruhe, d. 01 Aug 1934 Berlin
        • ∞ (29 Mar 1946 NY) Helene BLAUZWIRN, b. 18 Dec 1898 Kalisch/Poland, 1939 in England/1946 to USA, d. Aug 1977 Queens/NY
        • 3. Ludwig Werner Wilhelm MÜLLER, b. 31 Jan 1901 Berlin, 1939 in United Kingdom/Jun 1940 interned as ‘enemy alien’/deported to Canada, 1 Dec 1943 returned fr Canada to London, d. 04 Oct 1989 London/UK
        • ∞ (23 Oct 1928, div. 1929) Elisabeth MÜLLER, b. 16 May 1908
        • ∞ (Oct 1948 Ealing/UK) Francis Mary MACHIN, b. 17 Oct 1911 Ecclesall Bierlow/UK, d. Feb 2003 Barnet/UK
  • ∞ (2) Pauline SCHWAB, b. 15 Dec 1811 Berkach, d. 09 Dec 1894 Coburg
1920 City Directory-Montgomery
City Directory, Montgomery.Alabama, 1920

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Year: 1939; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 6314; Line: 4; Page Number: 137
Year: 1880; Census Place: Opelika, Lee, Alabama; Roll: 19; Family History Film: 1254019; Page: 42C; Enumeration District: 089; Image: 0086
Year: 1900; Census Place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll: 1115; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0770; FHL microfilm: 1241115
Year: 1910; Census Place: Montgomery Ward 3, Montgomery, Alabama; Roll: T624_28; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0089; FHL microfilm: 1374041
Year: 1940; Census Place: New York, Queens, New York; Roll: T627_2732; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 41-612
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