Loebel (Jehuda, Lieb) Gassmann
Businessman, trader, dealer.
An 1833 report of a break-in at his premises suggests his stock-in-trade was draperies. In 1839 he advertised 43 pounds-weight of sackcloth. More than twenty years after his death, his business was taken over by Joseph Siedel.
The death notice gives his age as 74 years, meaning he was born in 1786-87; however, Friedrich Nothmann gives his dates as 1778-1861). A gravestone in Langendorf cemetery bears his name as an acrostic, and the Lions of Judah associated with the name Loeb. (Despite two visits to the cemetery, I missed the acrostic, and I'm grateful to Pimke for publishing a photo of the gravestone on Wikimedia.)
My 4 x great grandfather.
Sources (click here for generic source information)
Mike Liebermann's webpage;
familysearch.org - Gleiwitz Jewish death records - death record;
sbc.org.pl - Der Oberschlesische Wanderer, Jg. 6, Nro. 19, 7 May 1833;
sbc.org.pl - Der Oberschlesische Wanderer, Jg. 12, Nro. 20, 18 May 1839;
sbc.org.pl - Der Oberschlesische Wanderer, Jg. 54, Nr. 10, 12 January 1882;
sbc.org.pl - Der Oberschlesische Wanderer, Jg. 34, No. 24, 11 June 1861;
wikimedia.org photo of gravestone reproduced under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License;
Friedrich Nothmann: Die Geschichte der Familie Nothmann, 1939 page 201.
This record was last updated on 23/04/2023 at 15:37