Skip to main content

Einstein, Exstein, Bloch and Rosenbloom Families Genealogy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25686

Scope and Content Note

The collection was created by Joan Adams at the beginning of the 21st century. The results of this family research contain information about the members of more than seven families, whose history is connected to the family of Joan Adams. The majority of documents are about the family of Beatrice Exstein, Joan Adams's mother and about the family of Joan's grandmother Beulah Einstein.

The collection presents the results of her family research with information, correspondence and documents about six generations of German Jewish families, which immigrated to the United States. Most of the families in this collection immigrated during the 19th century from the south of Germany to the United States. While this migration is well documented in the case of the Einstein family, the migration of other families is more difficult to extrapolate.

Dates

  • 1748-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1850-1915

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Notes

Einstein Family Joan Adams, née Bloch, was born in 1932, as one of three children of Beatrice Exstein and Henry R. Bloch. The Einstein family was born in Buttenwiesen, in Bavaria (Germany). Samuel Einstein and Babette Sänger lived there with five children: Simon, Rudolph, Abraham, Hannah and Elias. Four of Samuel’s und Babette’s children moved to the United States in the middle of the 19th century. After their arrival in New York or Philadelphia the Einsteins established themselves in Macron, Georgia. In 1959 Abraham and Elias were involved in the founding of the congregation Temple Beth Israel in Macron, and Elias became its first president.

Exstein Family Henry Exstein was born in Reckendorf (Germany) in 1811. One of his four children was Hiram Exstein (1844-1915). Hiram had seven children with Julia Abrams. One of these children was Henry L. Exstein (1876-1958), who married Beulah Einstein in 1905. The wedding of Beulah Einstein, Joan Adams’s grandmother, and Henry L. Exstein connects the history of the Einstein family and the Exstein family. Beulah Einstein lived from 1881 to 1974. Henry L. and Beulah had two children: Beatrice (1906-1974) and Henry L. Jr. (1908-1979). Beatrice married Henry R. Bloch and they had three children, Barbara, Joan and Henry R. Jr.

Bloch Family The ancestors of the Bloch family lived in Germany. In 1928 Beatrice Exstein married Henry R. Bloch, the son of Bertha Rosenbloom’s(1877-1934) and Moses G. Bloch’s(1865-1952) son. Moses G. had six siblings. His father had moved from Hechingen (Germany) to Valparaiso (Indiana) in 1860 and twenty years later from Valparaiso to Toledo (Ohio).

Rosenbloom Family Moses G. Bloch (1865-1952) married Bertha Rosenbloom. She was born in 1878 and was the daughter of Marcus Rosenbloom (1849-1919) and Rosa Rosenbloom (née Kohn) (1855-1940). Marcus and Rosa lived in Syracuse (New York), where Marcus had a firm called 'Rosenbloom & Sons'. Marcus was born in Syracuse, the son of Solomon (possibly Solamon) Rosenbloom (1822-1896) and Hannah Rosenbloom (1827-1884). Solomon and Hannah immigrated to the United States from Bavaria, Germany, in 1846. Solomon became head of a family business in Syracuse. He was also very interested in his congregation and served for twenty-five years as president of the Adath Yeshuran Society.

Hannah Rosenbloom was born in Geroldshausen, Bavaria (Germany) and had eight children.

Einstein Family

Joan Adams, née Bloch, was born in 1932, as one of three children of Beatrice Exstein and Henry R. Bloch. The Einstein family was born in Buttenwiesen, in Bavaria (Germany). Samuel Einstein and Babette Sänger lived there with five children: Simon, Rudolph, Abraham, Hannah and Elias. Four of Samuel’s und Babette’s children moved to the United States in the middle of the 19th century. After their arrival in New York or Philadelphia the Einsteins established themselves in Macron, Georgia. In 1959 Abraham and Elias were involved in the founding of the congregation Temple Beth Israel in Macron, and Elias became its first president.

Exstein Family

Henry Exstein was born in Reckendorf (Germany) in 1811. One of his four children was Hiram Exstein (1844-1915). Hiram had seven children with Julia Abrams. One of these children was Henry L. Exstein (1876-1958), who married Beulah Einstein in 1905. The wedding of Beulah Einstein, Joan Adams’s grandmother, and Henry L. Exstein connects the history of the Einstein family and the Exstein family. Beulah Einstein lived from 1881 to 1974. Henry L. and Beulah had two children: Beatrice (1906-1974) and Henry L. Jr. (1908-1979). Beatrice married Henry R. Bloch and they had three children, Barbara, Joan and Henry R. Jr.

Bloch Family

The ancestors of the Bloch family lived in Germany. In 1928 Beatrice Exstein married Henry R. Bloch, the son of Bertha Rosenbloom’s(1877-1934) and Moses G. Bloch’s(1865-1952) son. Moses G. had six siblings. His father had moved from Hechingen (Germany) to Valparaiso (Indiana) in 1860 and twenty years later from Valparaiso to Toledo (Ohio).

Rosenbloom Family

Moses G. Bloch (1865-1952) married Bertha Rosenbloom. She was born in 1878 and was the daughter of Marcus Rosenbloom (1849-1919) and Rosa Rosenbloom (née Kohn) (1855-1940). Marcus and Rosa lived in Syracuse (New York), where Marcus had a firm called 'Rosenbloom & Sons'. Marcus was born in Syracuse, the son of Solomon (possibly Solamon) Rosenbloom (1822-1896) and Hannah Rosenbloom (1827-1884). Solomon and Hannah immigrated to the United States from Bavaria, Germany, in 1846. Solomon became head of a family business in Syracuse. He was also very interested in his congregation and served for twenty-five years as president of the Adath Yeshuran Society.

Hannah Rosenbloom was born in Geroldshausen, Bavaria (Germany) and had eight children.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet

Abstract

Joan Adams had researched intensively her Jewish family’s history. The collection presents her ancestors since the 18th century and shows the connections between several German Jewish families, which migrated to the United States.

Related Material

Additional material about the Rosenbloom family are available in the Rosenbloom Family Collection AR 11136.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Einstein, Exstein, Bloch and Rosenbloom Families Genealogy Collection 1748-2002 AR 25686
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Stephan Daiber
Date
© 2017
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from Einstein_Exstein_Bloch_and_Rosenbloom_Families_Genealogy.xml

Revision Statements

  • March 30, 2018 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States