Salomon (Fabian, Feibisch) Gassmann

Poland, Schlesien, Kattowitz
FatherLoebel (Jehuda, Lieb) Gassmann (1778 – 31/05/1861) 
MotherFriederike (Rebeka/Rivka/Eva) Epstein (ca 1792 – 1874) 
Partner Marie (Miriam) Nothmann (ca 1820 – 27/06/1851)

Married 07/08/1839



Bertha Gassmann (20/02/1842 – 21/06/1875)

Rosalie Gassmann (29/07/1843 – 02/08/1917)

Friederike Gassmann (1845 – 23/09/1873)

Henriette Gassmann (1848 – 12/06/1886)

Anna Gassmann (24/10/1849 – )

Partner Lina Kirschner (ca 1817 – )



Salo Gassmann (ca 1852 – )

Henriette Gassmann (ca 1852 – )


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.

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. If this is the same Salomon Gassmann as the other sources refer to, the death recorded by Mike Liebermann in 1895 must belong to a someone else.

On the other hand, JRI-Poland names the father of Berta GASSMANN (married in May 1862, a few months after the death of Salomon GASSMANN of the Breslau community) as F. Salomon GASSMANN and gives no indication that he is deceased. 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, but some considerable distance from Breslau.

Rosa's death certificate names her parents as Fabian Gassmann and Marie geb. Nothmann "both dead in Tost".

It seems most likely that Solomon in Breslau and Fabian Salomon were first cousins.

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.

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.


Mike Liebermann's webpage;
UN's notes;
MT's research;
Felix Auerbach's 1905 Silbergliet - Nothmann tree; - Breslau death and burial records; - on "Shrager".

This record was last updated on 05/03/2019 at 11:55