Salomon (Fabian, Feibisch) Gassmann
Mike Liebermann says that Salomon (Feibisch) GASSMANN was born to Loebel and Rebeka on 24/01/1817 in Langendorf and died on 20/12/1895 in Kattowitz.
JRI-Poland agrees with Mike Lieberman regarding his parents but puts his birth slightly earlier on 08/01/1817.
JRI-Poland names the father of Berta GASSMANN as F. Salomon GASSMANN. It places Berta in Tost which is consistent with JRI-Poland's record of her parents' move from Langendorf to Tost weeks after their marriage. F. S. Gassmann of Tost placed an advertisement in Der Oberschlesische Wanderer in 1850 in which he named Samuel Nothmann as his father-in-law, and Fabian Gassmann of Tost registered a business in the Gleiwitz region called "F. S. Gassmann" in 1862; it seems certain that these are the same person.
The Yiddish titular name "Feibisch" and its German cognate "Fabian" derive from the Greek "Phoebus". It is a synonym of the Hebrew "Shrager" / "Shraga" and was given to "people credited with bringing light or intellectual clarity to their subject". Salomon is named as Salomon Shraga HaCohen on Henriette's gravestone.
The Breslau synagogue community archives record the death of a Salomon GASSMANN or GOSSMANN on 17/02/1862 at the age of 44 years, so he too was born in 1817-18. Berta GASSMANN married in May 1862, a few months after the death of Salomon GASSMANN of the Breslau community; however, the JRI-Poland record of her marriage gives no indication that he is deceased or in Breslau. Rosa's death certificate names her parents as Fabian Gassmann and Marie geb. Nothmann "both dead in Tost". It seems most likely that Salomon in Breslau and Fabian Salomon in Tost were first cousins, both named after their grandfather; the latter may have adopted the prefix "Fabian" in part to distinguish himself from his namesake in Breslau.
MT's research says that Henriette and Friederike were born to Fabian Salomon's first wife, and Felix Auerbach's 1905 Silbergliet - Nothmann tree agrees that they were daughters of Marie Nothmann and a Gassmann father. UN's notes shows both Henriette and Friederike as daughters of Fabian Gassmann and his second wife, Lina Kirschner.
In UN's notes Henriette married Moritz Schlesinger, while Auerbach says she married a Freund. Her death certificate names her husband as Moritz Schlesinger. UN's notes and MT's research agree that Henriette's (half-)sister Anna married a Freund.
Mike Liebermann's webpage;
Felix Auerbach's 1905 Silbergliet - Nothmann tree;
cbj.jhi.pl - Breslau death and burial records;
sbc.org.pl - Der Oberschlesische Wanderer, Jg. 23, No. 32, 6 August 1850.
sbc.org.pl - Der Oberschlesische Wanderer, Jg. 35, No. 20, 20 May 1862.
dbs.bh.org.il - on "Shrager".
This record was last updated on 19/01/2020 at 19:32