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 of Mendel and Sarah (née Gutmann) Wertheimer
The Family of Nathan and Malwine (née 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
  • └∞Betti KÖHLER, b. 21 Sep 1788, Walldorf, d. 10 Jan 1871 Marisfeld or Themar, m. 6 May 1806
  •     2. Mendel Emanuel Jacob WERTHEIMER, b. May 20, 1808, Marisfeld, d. Oct 28, 1873 Marisfeld or Themar,
  •      └∞Sara GUTMANN b. 24 Oct 1826 Gleicherwiesen, d. 18 Feb 1902 Magdeburg
  •           3. Selig WERTHEIMER, b. 19 Sep 1850, Marisfeld, d. 21 Apr 1856 Marisfeld
  •           3. Jacob WERTHEIMER, b. 15 Feb 1853, Marisfeld
  •           3. Louis WERTHEIMER, b. 4 Oct 1855 Marisfeld, d. 25 Apr 1902 Themar
  •           └∞Emma FRANKENBERG, b. 21 Sep 1855 Marisfeld, d. 6 Sep 1912 Themar,
  •                4. Bella WERTHEIMER, b. 9 Nov 1883 Themar
  •                └∞Richard KLÖCHNER, b. Wierzba, Pisz County/Poland
  •                4. Milton WERTHEIMER, b. 14 Mar 1886 Themar, murdered 11 Oct 11 1944 Auschwitz
  •                └∞Bella WERTHEIMER, b. 17 Dec 1890 Themar, murdered after May 1942 Bełżyce Ghetto,
  •                4. Nathan WERTHEIMER, b. 3 Mar 1890 Themar, d. Argentina
  •                └∞Else FRANKENBERG, b. 1897 Coburg, d. 1955 Argentina
  •           3. Julius WERTHEIMER, b. 6 Nov 1857 Marisfeld, d. 1 Feb 1926 Sudenberg Saxony-Anhalt
  •           └∞Henriette LINDENFELD, b. 19 May 1870 Kassel, m. 1892
  •                4. Erich WERTHEIMER, b. 8 Jan 1893 Magdeburg, murdered Feb 1945, KZ Buchenwald
  •                └∞Louise-Martha MAHLENDORF, b. abt 1901, d. 7 Feb 1964 Amsterdam
  •                4. Alfred WERTHEIMER, b. 12 Apr 1895 Magdeburg, d. 25 Feb 25 1987 New York/NY
  •                └∞Marion WARNER, b. 12 Feb 1906 Frankfurt am Main, d. 27 Dec 1986 New York/NY
  •                4. Edith WERTHEIMER, b. 29 Mar 1900 Magdeburg, d. 3 Apr 1923 Magdeburg
  •                4. Edgar WERTHEIMER, b. 6 Aug 1907 Magdeburg, d. 5 Feb 1982, New York/NY
  •                └∞Roslyn SHAPIRO, b. 5 Dec 1915, d. Jul 1979 New York/NY
  •                     5. NN WERTHEIMER
  •                     └∞NN OCHS
  •                     5. NN WERTHEIMER
  •           3. Abraham Adolf WERTHEIMER, b. 20 Oct 1859 Marisfeld, d. 21 Dec 1912 Chemnitz
  •           └∞Rosalie LINDENFELD, b. 5 Dec 1869 Kassel, d. after 1947 (survivor)
  •                4. Alice WERTHEIMER, b. 30 Jun 1893 Chemnitz, murdered after Nov 1941 Ghetto Minsk, m. 1919/div. 1928
  •                └∞Dr. med. Siegfried Kurt GLASER, b. 12 May 1892 Zittau/Saxony, 1941 to USA, d. 6 Feb 1982 Hamburg
  •                     5. Marianne GLASER, b. 4 Jan 1922, Chemnitz/Saxony, d. 27 Jul 2014
  •                     └∞NN FRIEDLANDER
  •                4. Charlotte Flora WERTHEIMER, b. 7 Jan 1896 Chemnitz/Saxony, d. Uruguay
  •                └∞Adolf WASSERMANN, b. 18 Sep 1882 Bautzen/Saxony, d. Uruguay, m. 1918
  •                     5. Hans Alexander WASSERMANN, b. 23 Sep 1919 Chemnitz/Saxony, d. Argentina
  •                     5 Ursula WASSERMANN, b. 11 Dec 1920 Chemnitz/Saxony, d. Argentina
  •                     └∞Peter ELKAN
  •           3. Minna WERTHEIMER, b. 20 May 1862 Marisfeld, d. 7 Jan 1947 Brooklyn/NY
  •           └∞Louis (Lewis) MARKS, b. Apr 1856∞London/UK, d. 12 Dec 1908 Brooklyn/NY
  •                4. Bertha Beatrice MARKS, b. Feb 1887 Brooklyn/NY, d. 1916 Brooklyn/NY
  •                └∞Gustav(e) MARX, b. 20 Apr 1876 Bruchsal, Jun 1965 Newark/NJ
  •                     5. Lloyd MARX, b. 24 Jul 1915 Coney Island/NY, d. 26 May 1988 NY/NY, m. 19 May 1938
  •                     └∞Dorothy HAMPTON, b. 19 Mar 1916 Chicago/Ill, d. 16 Aug 1994 Texas/USA
  •                          6. Judy Beatrix MARX, b. 26 Aug 1942 Jackson Heights/NY, d. 16 Jun 2005
  •                         └+ NN KELLEY
  •                4. Elizabeth MARKS, b. 1888 Brooklyn/NY, d. 24 Nov 1888 Brooklyn/NY
  •                4. Milton MARKS, b. Dec 1888 Brooklyn/NY
  •                4. Bessie MARKS, b. 25 Mar 1892 Brooklyn/NY
  •                4. Henry Sidney MARKS, b. 16 Sep 1896 Brooklyn/NY
  •                4. Raymond MARKS, b. 06 May 1898 Brooklyn/NY
  •                4. Harry Percy MARKS, b. 18 Aug 1901 Brooklyn/NY, d. 19 Aug 1901 Brooklyn/NY
  •           3. Albert WERTHEIMER, b. 16 May 1866, Marisfeld, d. 25 Apr 1938 Plauen/Saxony
  •          └∞Therese ROSENBAUM, b. 21 Dec 1878, Immenhausen/Hessen, murdered after May 1942, Belzyce/Occupied Poland
  •                4. Irma Johanna WERTHEIMER, b. 7 Oct 1908 Plauen, d. 2005, New York, USA
  •                └∞Leo Henry KLIPSTEIN, b. 20 Jan 1902 Hanover, d. 13 Feb 1977 Lugano/Switz
  •                     5. Ursula (Janine) KLIPSTEIN, b. 7 Dec 1930 Plauen
  •                    └∞Kenneth GIMPELMAN, b. 6 Jun 1922 Kiev/Ukraine, d. 15 Jul 1982 NY/NY, m. 1959
  •                    └∞Irving M. SOKOLOV, b. 30 Oct 1920, d. 26 Jun 1995 NY/USA
  •                4. Suse WERTHEIMER, b. 22 Oct 1910 Plauen/Saxony, murdered in the Shoah.
  •                └∞Werner Rudolf FELIX, b. 13 Jul 1907 Berlin, murdered 31 Aug 1944 Auschwitz
  •            3. Leopold WERTHEIMER, b. 16 May 1866 Marisfeld, d. 16 Feb 1939 Amsterdam
  •          └∞Helene Lamm, b. 27 Feb 1878 Erfurt, survived.
  •                4. Hanna WERTHEIMER, b. 3 May 1911 Zwickau/Saxony, to Argentina, d. 26 Jun 1974 Buenos Aires
  •                └∞Rudolf KOLODZINSKI, b. 16 Oct 1909 Breslau, to Argentina
  •                       5. Ruth KOLODZINSKI, b. 28 Feb 1934 Zwickau/Saxony, to Argentina
  •                       ∞Hersz/Enrique Tzvi ben Leib STECHER, b. 1 Jan 1931 Sokołów/Poland, d. 17 Jun 1993 Buenos Aires, m. 6 Feb 1954
  •                           6. Daniel STECHER, b. 3 January 3 1956
  •                           6. Mario STECHER
  •                          └∞Mónica Adriana Wolff
  •                                7. Andres STECHER
  •                               └∞Heather Ann Storm
  •                                     8. <private> STECHER STORM
  •                                7. Deborah STECHER
  •                           6. Gabriel Andre STECHER b. 22 October 1964, Montevideo
  •                4. Käte/Kate WERTHEIMER, b. 19 Jul 1912 Zwickau/Saxony, to Argentina, d. 23 Jun 23 1989 Buenos Aires
  •                └∞Franz KOLODZINSKI, b. 6 Mar 1906 Breslau, to Argentina, d. 1 Nov 1999 Buenos Aires Argentina
  •      2. Hannah WERTHEIMER, b. 23 Aug 1809 Marisfeld, d. 1910 [Marisfeld or Themar]
  •     └∞NN REINHOLD
  •      2. Sophia WERTHEIMER, b. 20 Sep 1812 Marisfeld, d. Oct 1884 [Marisfeld?]
  •     └∞Heinemann REINHOLD, b. 17 Sep 1818, Marisfeld, d. 15 Jun 1884 Marisfeld
  •           3. “Little Boy” REINHOLD, b. 4 Feb 1851 Marisfeld, d. Feb 4 1851 Marisfeld
  •           3. Hannchen REINHOLD, b. 8 Apr 1852 Marisfeld, d. Apr 1856 Marisfeld
  •           3. Malchen REINHOLD, b. 14 Mar 1855 Marisfeld, d. 21 Jun 1857 Marisfeld
  •      2. Jonas WERTHEIMER, b. 8 Jan 1815 Marisfeld,
  •      └∞Mathilde FRANKENBERG, b. 1 Oct 1818 Marisfeld, m. 20 Jun 1855 Marisfeld
  •           3. Henriette/Jette WERTHEIMER, b. 28 Jan 1857 Marisfeld, d. 8 Mar 1936 Marisfeld
  •          └∞Abraham KAHN, b. 29 Dec 1856, Marisfeld, d. 6 Sep 1921 Marisfeld, m. 13 Feb 1884
  •                4. Pauline KAHN, b. 19 Nov 1884 Marisfeld, d. 23 Nov 1884 Marisfeld
  •                4. Paula KAHN, b. 21 Dec 1885 Marisfeld
  •                └∞Georg NN
  •                4. Bertha KAHN, b. 26 Dec 1887 Marisfeld, d. 7 Sep 1933
  •                4. Thekla KAHN, b. 23 May 1890 Marisfeld, d. 22 Dec 1967 Hartford/CN
  •                4. Daniel KAHN, b. 6 Jul 1893 Marisfeld, d. 31 Mar 1960 Hartford/CN
  •                4. Martha KAHN, b. 4 Feb 1899 Marisfeld, d. 8 May 1964, Hartford/CN
  •                └∞Carl (Karl) OPPENHEIMER, b. 19 May 1895 Angenrod/Hesse, d. 3 Mar 1948 Hartford/CN
  •                     5. Alfred OPPENHEIMER, b. 27 May 1931 Alsfeld/Hesse
  •           3. Nathan WERTHEIMER, b. 18 Apr 1859 Marisfeld, d. 3 Aug 1942 Amsterdam
  •           └∞Malwine FRANKENBERG, b. 19 Oct 1859 Marisfeld, d. 2 Oct 1926 Coburg
  •                4. Julius WERTHEIMER, b. 27 May 1886 Themar, d. Jul 1971 New York/NY
  •                └∞Käthe MEINSTEIN, b. 19 Feb 1896 Zirndorf/Bavaria, d. 12 Aug 1990 New York/NY
  •                     5. Heinz/Henry WERTHEIMER, b. 18 May 1926 Nuremberg, d. 3 Sep 1991 New York/NY
  •                     └∞René MAYER, b. 9 Apr 1932 Karlsruhe
  •                          6. Heidi WERTHEIMER
  •                          6. Pamela J. WERTHEIMER
  •                     5. Alfred WERTHEIMER, b. 1930, Coburg, Bavaria, d. 19 Oct 2014 New York/NY
  •                4. Rosa WERTHEIMER, b. 7 Jun 1887 Themar, 1939 to Holland, murdered 9 Mar 1944 Auschwitz
  •                └∞Jakob EDELMUTH, b. 14 Jan 1884 Beuern/Hesse, 1939 to Holland, murdered 9 Mar 1944 Auschwitz
  •                     5. Liselotte/Lotte EDELMUTH, b. 15 Sep 1913 Halle/Saale, 1933 to Holland, 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, d. 03 Sep 1981 Johannesburg/SA
  •                4. Bella WERTHEIMER, b. 17 Dec 1890 Themar, murdered after May 1942 Bełżyce/District Lublin (see above)
  •                └Milton WERTHEIMER, b. 17 Mar 1886 Themar, murdered 11 Oct 1944 Auschwitz
  •              3. “Little Boy” WERTHEIMER, b. 8 Aug 1863 Marisfeld, d. 8 Aug 1863 Marisfeld
  •      2. Jette WERTHEIMER, b. 16 Jul 1822 Marisfeld, d. 29 May 1885 Themar
  •      └∞Bär FRANK, b. 14 Sep 1807, Marisfeld, d. 17 Dec 1866 Marisfeld, m. 16 May 1854 Marisfeld
  •           3. Jacob FRANK, b. 22 Mar 1855 Marisfeld
  •          └∞Ricka ROSENTHAL, b. 30 Nov 1850 Mühlfeld, m. 2 Dec 1879
  •                4. Bernhard FRANK, b. 17 Sep 1880 Marisfeld
  •                4. Olga FRANK, b. 24 Dec 1884 Marisfeld

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