The Wertheimer Family of Marisfeld & Themar

We can trace the roots of the Wertheimer family back to the early 1800s when Jacob Samuel Wertheimer, b. 1768 in Wüstensachsen in Hesse, and his wife, Betti Köhler, b. 1788 in Walldorf in Thüringen, settled in the village of Marisfeld and started a family. Between 1808 and 1822, Jacob and Betti had five children: Mendel, b. 1808, Louis, b. 1809, Sophia, b. 1812; Jonas, b. 1815; and Jette, b. 1822. Jacob died at 84 years in 1852 in Marisfeld, Betti died twenty years later, 83 years old; she may have died in Themar living with one of her adult children in her senior years.

Of the five children of Jacob and Betti Wertheimer, we know most about the family of two sons: Mendel, b. 1808, and Jonas, b. 1815. Mendel Wertheimer and his wife Sarah, née Gutmann, married in 1849 and had eight (8) children, starting with the birth of Selig in 1850 and ending with the birth of twins, Albert and Leopold in 1866. Only one of the children was female, Minnie, b. 1862. Jonas, b. 1815 and his wife, Mathilde née Frankenberg, b. 1818, married in 1855, and had three children, only two of whom lived to adulthood.

Below is the Descendants List of approximately 100 members of the family of Jacob Samuel and Betti (née Köhler) Wertheimer. For the stories of several of their children, see:

The Family Mendel and Sarah (née Gutmann) Wertheimer

The Family of Jonas and Mathilde (née Frankenberg) Wertheimer
The Family of Nathan and Malwine (né Frankenberg) Wertheimer 
The Story of Rosa (née Wertheimer) and Jacob Edelmuth
“Summer 1921 — Minnie & Lloyd visit the rellies!”

  • 1. Jacob Samuel Wertheimer b. 31 Dec 1768, Wüstensachsen/Hessen; d. Sep 1852, Marisfeld/Thüringen
  • └+Betti Köhler b. Sep 21, 1788, Walldorf, Thüringen; d. Jan 10, 1871, Marisfeld or Themar, Thüringen; m. May 6, 1806
  •     2. Mendel Emanuel Jacob Wertheimer, b. May 20, 1808, Marisfeld, Thüringen; d. Oct 28, 1873, Marisfeld or Themar, Thüringen
  •      └+Sara Gutmann b. Oct 24, 1826, Gleicherwiesen, Thüringen; d. Feb 18, 1902, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
  •           3. Selig Wertheimer, b. Sep 19, 1850, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Apr 21, 1856, Marisfeld, Thuringia
  •           3. Jacob Wertheimer, b. Feb 15, 1853, Marisfeld, Thüringen
  •           3. Louis Wertheimer, b. Oct 4, 1855, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Apr 25, 1902, Themar, Thuringia
  •           └+Emma Frankenberg, b. Sep 21, 1855, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Sep 6, 1912, Themar, Thuringia
  •                4. Bella Wertheimer, b. Nov 9, 1883, Themar, Thuringia
  •                └+Richard Klöchner, b. Wierzba, Pisz County/Poland
  •                4. Milton Wertheimer, b. Mar 17, 1886, Themar, Thuringia; murdered  Oct 11, 1944, KZ Auschwitz
  •                └+Bella Wertheimer, b. Dec 17, 1890, Themar, Thuringia; murdered after May 1942, Bełżyce Ghetto, Occupied Poland
  •                4. Nathan Wertheimer, b. 1890, Themar, Thuringia; d. Argentina
  •                └+Else Frankenberg, b. 1897, Coburg, Bavaria; d. 1955, Argentina
  •           3. Julius Wertheimer, b. Nov 6, 1857, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Feb 1, 1926, Sudenberg, Saxony-Anhalt
  •           └+Henriette Lindenfeld b. May 19, 1870, Kassel, Hessen; m. 1892
  •                4. Erich Wertheimer, b. Jan 8, 1893, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt; murdered Feb 1945, KZ Buchenwald, Weimar, Thüringen
  •                └+Louise-Martha Mahlendorf
  •                4. Alfred Wertheimer, b. Apr 12, 1895, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt; d. Feb 25, 1987, New York, NY, USA
  •                └+Marion Warner, b. Feb 12, 1906, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen; d. Dec 27, 1986, New York, NY, USA
  •                4. Edith Wertheimer, b. Mar 29, 1900, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt; d. Apr 3, 1923, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
  •                4. Edgar Wertheimer, b. Aug 6, 1907, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt; d. Feb 1982, New York, NY, USA
  •                └+Roslyn Shapiro, b. Dec 5, 1915; d. Jul 1979, New York, NY, USA
  •                     5. NN Wertheimer
  •                     └+NN Ochs
  •                     5. NN Wertheimer
  •           3. Abraham Adolf Wertheimer, b. Oct 20, 1859, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Dec 21, 1912, Chemnitz, Saxony
  •           └+Rosalie Lindenfeld, b. Dec 5, 1869, Kassel, Hessen; d. after 1947 (survivor)
  •                4. Alice Wertheimer, b. Jun 30, 1893, Chemnitz, Saxony; murdered after Nov 1941, Ghetto Minsk, Belarus
  •                └+-Dr. med. Siegfried Kurt Glaser, b. May 12, 1892, Zittau, Saxony; d. Feb 6, 1982, Hamburg; m. May 12, 1918
  •                     5. Marianne Glaser, b. Jan 4, 1922, Chemnitz, Saxony; d. Jul 27, 2014
  •                     └+ NN Friedlander
  •                4. Charlotte Flora Wertheimer, b. Jan 7, 1896, Chemnitz, Saxony; d. Uruguay
  •                └+Adolf Wassermann, b. Sep 18, 1882, Bautzen, Saxony; d. Uruguay; m. 1918
  •                     5. Hans Alexander Wassermann, b. Sep 23, 1919, Chemnitz, Saxony; d. Argentina
  •                     5 Ursula Wassermann, b. Dec 11, 1920, Chemnitz, Saxony; d. Argentina
  •                     └+Peter Elkan
  •           3. Minna Wertheimer, b. May 20, 1862, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Jan 7, 1947, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA
  •           └+Louis (Lewis) Marks, b. Apr 1856, London/UK; d. Dec 12, 1908, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA
  •                4. Bertha Beatrice Marx, b. Feb 1887 Brooklyn/NY, d. 1916 Brooklyn/NY
  •                +. Gustave Marx, b.
  •                     5. Lloyd Marx, b. 24 Jul 1915 Coney Island/NY, d. 26 May 1988 NY/NY, m. 19 May 1938
  •                └+Dorothy Hampton, b. abt 1917 Wautseka/Ill, d. abt 2007
  •                4. Elizabeth Marx, b. 1888 Brooklyn/NY,, d. 24 Nov 1888 Brooklyn/NY,
  •                4. Milton Marx, b. abt 1889 Brooklyn/NY,
  •                4. Rebecca/Bessie Marx, b. abt 1892 Brooklyn/NY,
  •                4. Henry Marx, b. abt 1897 Brooklyn/NY,
  •                4. Raymond Marx, b. 06 May 1898 Brooklyn/NY,
  •                4. Harry Percy Marx, b. 18 Aug 1901 Brooklyn/NY,, d. 19 Aug 1901Brooklyn/NY,
  •           3. Albert Wertheimer, b. May 16, 1866, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Apr 25, 1938, Plauen, Saxony
  •           └+Therese Rosenbaum b. Dec 21, 1878, Immenhausen, Hessen; murdered after May 1942, Belzyce/Occupied Poland
  •                4. Irma Johanna Wertheimer, b. Oct 7, 1908, Plauen; d. 2005, New York, USA
  •                └+Leo Henry Klipstein, b. Jan 20, 1902, Hanover, Lower Saxony; d. Feb 13, 1977, Lugano/Switz
  •                     5. Ursula (Janine) Klipstein, b. Dec 7, 1930, Plauen
  •                    └+Kenneth Gimpelman, b. Jun 6, 1922, Kiev/Ukraine; d. Jul 15, 1982, New York, USA; m. 1959
  •                4. Suse Wertheimer, b. Oct 22, 1910, Plauen, Saxony; murdered  May 31, 1945 Shoah.
  •                └+Werner Rudolf Felix, b. Jul 13, 1907, Berlin; murdered Aug 31, 1944, KZ Auschwitz
  •            3. Leopold Wertheimer, b. May 16, 1866, Marisfeld, Thüringen; d. Feb 16, 1939, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  •           └+Helene Lamm, b. Feb 27, 1878, Erfurt, Thuringia, survived.
  •                4. Hanna Wertheimer, b. May 3, 1911, Zwickau, Saxony, to Argentina
  •                └+Rudolf Kolodzinski, b. Oct 16, 1909, Breslau, to Argentina                      
  •                       5. Ruth Kolodzinski, b. Feb 28, 1934, Zwickau, Saxony, to Argentina
  •                4. Käte/Kate Wertheimer, b. Jul 19, 1912, Zwickau, Saxony, to Argentina
  •                └+Franz Kolodzinski, b. Mar 6, 1906, Breslau, to Argentina
  •      2. Hannah Wertheimer, b. Aug 23, 1809 Marisfeld, Thüringen, d. 1910 [Marisfeld or Themar]
  •      └+Heinemann Reinhold, b. Sep 17, 1818, Marisfeld, Thüringen; d. Jun 15, 1884, Marisfeld, Thüringen
  •           3. “Little Boy” Reinhold, b. Feb 4, 1851, Marisfeld, Thüringen; d. Feb 4, 1851, Marisfeld, Thüringen
  •           3. Hannchen Reinhold, b. Apr 8, 1852, Marisfeld, Thüringen; d. Apr 1856, Marisfeld, Thüringen
  •           3. Malchen Reinhold, b. Mar 14, 1855, Marisfeld, Thüringen; d. Jun 21, 1857, Marisfeld, Thüringen
  •      2. Sophia Wertheimer, b. Sep 20, 1812, Marisfeld, Thüringen; d. Oct 1884, [Marisfeld?], Thüringen
  •      2. Jonas Wertheimer, b. Jan 8, 1815, Marisfeld, Thuringia
  •      └+Mathilde Frankenberg, b.Oct 1, 1818, Marisfeld, Thuringia; m. Jun 20, 1855, Marisfeld
  •           3. Henriette/Jette Wertheimer, b. Jan 28, 1857, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Mar 8, 1936, Marisfeld, Thuringia
  •           └+Abraham Kahn, b. Dec 29, 1856, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Sep 6, 1921, Marisfeld, Thuringia; m. Feb 13, 1884, Marisfeld
  •                4. Pauline Kahn, b. Nov 19, 1884, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Nov 23, 1884, Marisfeld, Thuringia
  •                4. Paula Kahn, b. Dec 21, 1885, Marisfeld, Thuringia
  •                └+Georg LNU
  •                4. Bertha Kahn, b. Dec 26, 1887, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Sep 7, 1933
  •                4. Thekla Kahn, b. May 23, 1890, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Dec 22, 1967, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  •                4. Daniel Kahn, b. Jul 6, 1893, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Mar 31, 1960, Hartford, Conneticut, USA
  •                4. Martha Kahn, b. Feb 4, 1899, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. May 8, 1964, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  •                └+Carl (Karl) Oppenheimer, b. May 19, 1895, Angenrod, Hesse; d. Mar 3, 1948, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  •                     5. Alfred Oppenheimer, b. May 27, 1931, Alsfeld, Hesse
  •           3. Nathan Wertheimer, b. Apr 18, 1859, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Aug 1942 Amsterdam
  •           └+Malwine Frankenberg, b. Oct 19, 1859, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Oct 2, 1926, Coburg, Bavaria
  •                4. Julius Wertheimer, b. May 27, 1886, Themar, Thuringia; d. Jul 1971, New York, NY, USA
  •                └+Käthe Meinstein, b. Feb 19, 1896, Zirndorf, Bavaria; d. Aug 12, 1990, New York/NY
  •                     5. Heinz/Henry Wertheimer, b. May 18, 1926, Nuremberg, Bavaria; d. Sep 3, 1991, New York, NY
  •                     5. Alfred Wertheimer, b. 1930, Coburg, Bavaria; d. 19 Oct 2014, New York, NY,
  •                4. Rosa Wertheimer, b. Jun 7, 1887, Themar, Thuringia; murdered Mar 9, 1944, KZ Auschwitz
  •                └+Jakob Edelmuth, b. Jan 14, 1884, Beuern/Hesse; murdered Mar 9, 1944, KZ Auschwitz
  •                     5. Liselotte/Lotte Edelmut, b. 15 Sep 1913 Halle/Saale, 1952 to South Africa, d. abt 1986 Frankfurt a/Main
  •                     ∞ Edwin Georg Sigfried Karl MEDER, b. 24 May 1906 Frankfurt/Main, 1952 to South Africa, d. abt 1983 South Africa
  •                     5. Siegbert EDELMUTH, b. 4 Aug 1917 Coburg/Bavaria, d. 03 Sep 1981 Johannesburg/SA
  •                4. Bella Wertheimer, b. Dec 17, 1890, Themar, Thuringia; murdered after May 1942, Bełżyce, Lublin
  •                 └+Milton Wertheimer b. Mar 17, 1886, Themar, Thuringia; murdered Oct 11, 1944, KZ Auschwitz
  •              3. “Little Boy” Wertheimer, b. Aug 8, 1863, Marisfeld, Thüringen; d. Aug 8, 1863, Marisfeld, Thüringen
  •      2. Jette Wertheimer, b. Jul 16, 1822, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. May 29, 1885, Themar, Thuringia
  •      └+Bär Frank, b. Sep 14, 1807, Marisfeld, Thuringia; d. Dec 17, 1866, Marisfeld, Thuringia; m. May 16, 1854, Marisfeld, Thuringia
  •           3. Jacob Frank, b. Mar 22, 1855, Marisfeld, Thuringia
  •           └+Ricka Rosenthal, b. Nov 30, 1850, Mühlfeld; m. Dec 2, 1879
  •                4. Bernhard Frank, b. Sep 17, 1880, Marisfeld, Thuringia
  •                4. Olga Frank, b. Dec 24, 1884, Marisfeld, Thüringen

Grave, Hannah Reinhold, née Wertheimer. Marisfeld Jewish Cemetery. Credit: Meen 2018