SIMON BERGSMANN'S DESCENDANTS
Simon Bergsmann (1812-1892)
m. Netti Einhorn
Hermann (Herschel) Bergsmann (1840-1914)
m. Hanni (Hany) Bergsmann (1844-1936)
Adolf Bergsmann (1866-1944)
m. Berta Klein (1860-1920)
Anna Bergsmann (?-1942)
m. Adolf Grossmann
Riza Bergsmann (?-1942)
m. Vojtech (Bela) Horn
Miriam Horn (1933-dec.)
Lucia Horn (1934-dec.)
Alexander (Sandor) Bergsmann
Eugenia (Zsenka) Bergsmann (1897-1950)
m. Jozef Strompf (1891-1945)
Stefania Strompf (1921-1993)
m. Herbert Neumann (Novotny) (1917- )
Peter Novotny (1947- )
m. Mirka Kaderova
Sonia Novotny (1951-1966)
Gabriel Strompf (Garbi) (1921-dec.)
m. Ada ?
Eran Garbi (1944- )
m. Shuli ?
Eitan Garbi (1949- )
Eugen (Jeno) Bergsmann (Bagin) (1900-1970)
m. Helena (Ilusa) Weil (1910- )
Ernest Bagin (1931- )
m. Maria Korcekova (1932- )
Jana Bagin (1953- )
m. Juraj Frey (1951- )
Milos Bagin (1955- )
m. Lubica (Luba) Hajduckova (1950- )
Lubos Bagin (1956- )
m. Alica Kellerova
Jacob Bergsmann (1868-1946)
m. Pearl (Pepi) Bergsmann (?-1907)
Anna Bergsmann (1890-1938)
m. Emanuel Bergmann (1887-1943)
Pearl Bergmann (1913- )
m. Philip Gelb
m. Raphael Persky
Herman Bergmann (1915- )
m. Fay Katz
Anne Carol Bergmann
Morris Bergmann (1917-1980)
m. Edith Vernik
Rose Bergmann (1918-1967)
m. Raphael Persky
Miriam Bergmann (1921-1972)
m. Abe Gelb
Harold Bergmann (1926- )
m. Ruth Lashinsky
Eva Bergsmann (1898-dec.)
m. Henry Weinstock (1898-dec.)
m. Stanley Weiss
Lisa Weiss (1954- )
Barbara Weiss (1957- )
Eleanor Weinstock (1932- )
m. Marvin Boskin
Michael Boskin (1957- )
Eric Boskin (1959- )
Stephen Boskin (1964- )
Lillian Bergsmann (1899-dec.)
m. Jack Mackson
Murray Mackson (1925- )
m. Sybil Slomowitz
Lisa Mackson (1955- )
Lee Mackson (1959- )
Esther Bergsmann (1901-1944)
m. Emanuel Bergmann (1887-1943)
Meyer Bergsman (1902-1989)
m. Alva Beatrice Faerber (1910-1992)
Joel Bergsman (1936- )
m. Frances Anne Condict Ballard (1938- )
Jeremy Ballard Bergsman (1966- )
m. Natalie Martina (1962- )
Michael Ballard Bergsman (1968- )
m. June Gibson
m. Mary Chinn (1941- )
Max Bergsmann (1872-dec.)
m. Regina Englander
David Bergsmann (1899-1969)
m. Celia Adler (1902-1987)
Enid Bergsmann (1924- )
m. Julius Cohen (?-1980)
Stephen Cohen (1946- )
Margaret Cohen (1947- )
Gregory Cohen (1957- )
Robert (Bob) Bergsmann (1931- )
m. Marlene Hardy
Robert (Bobby) Gary Bergsmann (1956- )
Therese Bergsmann (1900- )
m. Samuel Bloch (?-1952)
Ruth Betty Bloch
m. Martin Baltimore
Francine Baltimore (1952- )
Samuel (Sandy) Baltimore (1955- )
Nancy Bloch (1929- )
m. Leonard Wolf
Shelley Wolf (1954- )
Susan Wolf (1956- )
William Wolf (1958- )
James Wolf (1962- )
Sidney Bergsmann (1903-1978)
m. Florence Woodburn (1903- )
Dawn Bergsmann (1940- )
m. Jay Smith (1938- )
Margaret (Megan) Smith (1961- )
Michael Smith (1964- )
David Smith (1967- )
Leo Bergsmann (1907- )
m. Hilda Peterfreund (1910-dec.)
Rena Bergsmann (1945- )
m. David Rutstein (1944- )
Sara Rutstein (1970- )
Charles Rutstein (1972- )
Ilene Bergsmann (1947- )
Pauline Bergsmann (1910- )
m. Joseph Shiffman
Richard Shiffman (1947- )
m. Caroline Howard
Sara Shiffman (1984- )
Jeffrey Shiffman (1985- )
Mark Shiffman (1952- )
m. Allison Tucker
David Shiffman (1984- )
Eric Shiffman (1987- )
Jacob (Jack) Bergsmann (1911-1987)
m. Malka Kalstein
Ronald Bergsmann (1941- )
Heddy Bergsmann (1944- )
Regina Bergsmann (1875-dec.)
m. Geza Mangel
Alexander Mangel (1929-dec.)
Ladislav Mangel (?-1978)
m. Linda Lux (1911-1980)
Alexander Mangel (1932- )
m. Libuse Kalalova (1936-1985)
Tomas Mangel (1975- )
Jozef Bergsmann (1878-1939)
m. Etela Guttman (?-1911)
Desider Bergsmann (1908-1944)
Alexander (Sandor) Bergsmann (Horsky) (1909-1994)
m. Alzbeta Beck (1918-1971)
Karol Horsky (1946-1990)
m. Maria Schramkova (1948- )
Katarina Horsky (1976- )
Karol Horsky (1978- )
Olga Horsky (1950- )
m. Pavel Nagel (1950- )
Zuzana Nagel (1981- )
Daniela Nagel (1983- )
m. Helena Taub
Eugen (Jeno) Bergsmann (Horsky) (1912-dec.)
m. Vera Burstiner (1924- )
Dahlia Horsky (1951- )
m. Avi Landau (1950- )
Ehudi Landau (1974- )
Yair Landau (1977- )
Ben Landau (1983- )
Olga Bergsmann (1914-dec.)
m. Andorr Landsmann (?-1942)
SIMON BERGSMANN'S DESCENDANTS
1. Simon Bergsmann. Born, 1812, in Krempachy, Austria-Hungary. Died, 1 May 1892,
in Osturna, Austria-Hungary. Burial in Spisska Stara Ves. Occupation: farmer/miller.
We know that Simon had at least one brother, since Simon's son Hermann married the daughter of Simon's brother. The existence today of other Bergsmanns or their descendants in the USA, descended from Bergsmanns in the Spis region but not descendants of Hermann, also attests to the existence of other Bergsmanns contemporaneous with Simon and Hermann.
Simon lived in Osturna, a tiny mountain village literally at the end of the road, in rolling foothills of the High Tatra mountains. The village has been so stagnant economically that in the 1990s it has been "discovered" by conservationists because of its antique nature. Many of the houses are log cabins in the traditional Slovak style, and many of these have been purchased and are being restored as weekend retreats for urban Slovaks.
He married Netti Einhorn. Born, before 1825 (?). Burial in Spisska Stara Ves.
+ 2 i. Hermann (Herschel).
2. Hermann (Herschel) Bergsmann. Born, 1840, in Folvark, Austria-Hungary. Died, 3
Apr 1914, in Spisska Stara Ves. Burial in Spisska Stara Ves. Occupation: farmer, miller.
We do not know anything about any other children Simon may have had in addition to Herschel. That is why this chapter is titled "Simon Bergsmann's Descendents (thru Herschel)"; all we really have is Herschel, his parents Simon and Netti, and his descendents. We think that we have all or most of Herschel's descendents.
He married Hanni (Hany) Bergsmann, 19 Jul 1864, in Vigoda, Austria-Hungary.
Born, 1844, in Slovenska Ves, or Vigoda. Died, 1936. Burial in Spisska Stara Ves.
Hani was Herschel's first cousin; she was the daughter of a brother of Simon Bergsmann. Thus the marriage of first cousins or other relatives, common in the US in the third and fourth generations and not unknown in the fifth, is noted in the second generation, in Europe, in 1864. It's definitely a family tradition.
+ 3 i. Adolf.
+ 4 ii. Jacob.
+ 5 iii. Max.
+ 6 iv. Regina.
+ 7 v. Jozef.
3. Adolf Bergsmann. Born, 5 Dec 1866, in Velka Frankova, Austria-Hungary. Died, 6
Sep 1944, in concentration, camp, Plasuv, Poland. Occupation: innkeeper/grocer.
He married Berta Klein. Born, 1860. Died, 3 May 1920. Burial: circa 1920,
in Spisska Stara Ves. Children:
+ 8 i. Anna.
+ 9 ii. Riza.
10 iii. Ladislav. Born, after 1880 (??). Died, circa 1943, in
concentration, camp, w/wife, & 2 children. Occupation: baker.
11 iv. Alexander (Sandor). Born, after 1880 (??). Died, after 1931
(??) in USA.
+ 12 v. Eugenia (Zsenka).
+ 13 vi. Eugen (Jeno).
4. Jacob Bergsmann. Born, 1868, in Spisska Stara Ves, Austria-Hungary. Died, 1946, in
Wilkes-Barre, PA. Burial in Ohav Zedek cemetary., near Nanticoke, PA. Immigration:
circa 1886, in New York. Occupation: miner/grocer.
My grandfather Jacob Bergsmann I remember as a short, portly man, wearing a goatee, quite religious. He came to the US at age around 16; had little education and probably no English at the time. My father says that the reason Jacob went to north-eastern Pennsylvania was because he had an uncle there, named Morris. We don't know anything more of this uncle. Jacob's first job was as a coal miner; he then worked as a street paver in Wilkes-Barre and subsequently moved to Glen Lyon, opened a grocery store, and lived there for a good long time.
Glen Lyon, where my father Meyer was born and raised, is today virtually a ghost town at the end of a road in the mountains some 15 miles south-west of Wilkes-Barre. Around 1992 my cousin Olga Nagelova took me on a tour of the Spis region in Slovakia, where Jacob had been born and raised. Among the many towns we visited where our ancestors had lived and died was Osturna. The road to Osturna rises through a beautiful countryside, turning around the hills and getting narrower as it goes. Osturna is a one-street town; houses and barns on either side of the road; no cross streets. When the road gets to the high end of the town, it just stops. Halfway through Osturna it struck me that I had been somewhere like it before -- Glen Lyon! Although Glen Lyon does have some cross streets, and is uglier than Osturna, I found the small, economically depressed, tiny town at the end of the road similarities to be striking. Wilkes-Barre and its spatial relationship to Glen Lyon also have many similarities to Spisska Stara Ves and its relationship to Osturna. Jacob settled somewhere rather similar to the place he had left.
He married Pearl (Pepi) Bergsmann in or near, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Born,
before 1883, in Spisska Stara Ves. Died, 1907, in Glen Lyon, PA.
Pepi and Jacob were both born and raised in or near Spisska Stara Ves and were first cousins. We don't know Pepi's ancestry. Jacob came to the US first; Pepi followed and they were married. It's not known to what extent this marriage had been arranged before the immigration; however, there is an interesting story regarding a marriage that Jacob did not make – see under the record of his daughter Eva and her husband, Henry Weinstock.
Pepi died five years after the birth of her sixth child, Meyer. (One died in infancy and is not listed here.) Jacob married a second time, to a widow whose last name was Frankel and who had two children, Blanche and Jules, who kept the Frankel name but then grew up in the Bergsmann extended family in the Wilkes-Barre area. Blanche married Abe Popky.
+ 14 i. Anna.
+ 15 ii. Eva.
+ 16 iii. Lillian.
17 iv. Esther. Born, 1901. Died, 1944. She married (her late sister
Anna's husband) Emanuel Bergmann, after 1938.
+ 18 v. Meyer.
5. Max Bergsmann. Born, 1872, in Spisska Stara Ves. Died, circa 1941, in
Wilkes-Barre, PA. Occupation: soda bottler.
He married Regina Englander, 1898. Born, before 1883 (?). Died, before
1939 (?). Children:
+ 19 i. David.
+ 20 ii. Therese.
+ 21 iii. Sidney.
+ 22 iv. Leo.
+ 23 v. Pauline.
+ 24 vi. Jacob (Jack).
6. Regina Bergsmann. Born, 1875. Died, circa 1942, in concentration, camp,
She married Geza Mangel. Born, before 1914 (??). Died, circa 1944, in
concentration, camp, Auschwitz. Occupation: innkeeper.
Geza Mangel was for a long time the head of the Jewish community and registrar of Jewish births in Spisska Stara Ves.
25 i. Alexander. Born, 1929. Died in Germany (?). Occupation:
+ 26 ii. Ladislav.
7. Jozef Bergsmann. Born, 1878, in Osturna, Austria-Hungary. Died, 1939, in
Krompachy, Austria-Hungary. Burial in Krompachy. Occupation: grocer/baker.
During World War I Jozef Bergsmann sold his grocery store and served as a soldier in Italy. He returned in 1920, a partial invalid, and became a baker in Krompachy.
He married, first, Etela Guttman, before 1907, in Spisska Nova Ves, (or S Stara
V?). Born, before 1897 (?). Died, 1911, in Krompachy (?). Children:
27 i. Desider. Born, 1908, in Spisska Nova Ves. Died, 1944 (shot in the
mountains by the Nazis). Occupation: dentist.
+ 28 ii. Alexander (Sandor).
He married, second, Helena Taub, after 1910. Born, before 1893 (?). Died,
circa 1944 (?), in concentration, camp, Poland. Children:
+ 29 iii. Eugen (Jeno).
+ 30 iv. Olga.
8. Anna Bergsmann. Born, after 1880 (??) in Lechnica. Died, 1942, in
concentration, camp, Auschwitz.
She married Adolf Grossmann. Died in concentration, camp, Auschwitz.
31 i. Dalila. Died in concentration, camp, Auschwitz.
32 ii. Ruth. Died in concentration, camp, Auschwitz.
9. Riza Bergsmann. Born, after 1880 (??). Died, 1942, in concentration,
She married Vojtech (Bela) Horn. Died, circa 1942, in concentration,
camp, Auschwitz. Occupation: taxi driver. Children:
33 i. Miriam. Born, 1933. Died, circa 1942, in concentration, camp,
34 ii. Lucia. Born, 1934. Died, circa 1942, in concentration, camp,
12. Eugenia (Zsenka) Bergsmann. Born, 1897. Died, 1950, in Spisska Stara Ves.
She married Jozef Strompf. Born, 1891, in Spisska Stara Ves. Died, 1945, in Spisska
Stara Ves. Occupation: shopkeeper. Children:
+ 35 i. Stefania.
+ 36 ii. Gabriel.
13. Eugen (Jeno) Bergsmann (Bagin). Born, 30 May 1900, in Lechnica,
Austria-Hungary. Died, 1970, in Bratislava. Occupation: economist.
He married Helena (Ilusa) Weil. Born, 12 Nov 1910, in Debrecen, Hungary.
Resided, 1991, in Bratislava. Occupation: govt official. Children:
+ 37 i. Ernest.
14. Anna Bergsmann. Born, 1890. Died, 1938.
She married Emanuel Bergmann, before 1912. Born, 1887. Died, 1943,
in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Occupation: paint/hardware.
Emmanuel (Manny) Bergmann was related to the Bergsmann family into which he married. Twice. He first married Anna, the eldest of Jacob Bergsmann's children, and they had six children. After Anna's death he married her youngest sister Esther; they had no children. Esther also pre-deceased him; he then made the mistake of marrying someone who was not related to him and this marriage ended in divorce -- probably the first divorce among the Bergsmann/Bergmann family in Pennsylvania. I was a child at the time and never learned anything of the reasons for the divorce; I do remember the family being just slightly scandalized, upon meeting the third wife ("Mattie") and finding that she smoked cigarettes. (An explanation to younger readers: the reaction to smoking had nothing to do with good health habits but rather with unladylike behavior!)
38 i. Pearl. Born, 1913. Resided, 1991, in 1214 Ave L, Brooklyn, NY
11230. She married, first, Philip Gelb, before 1966 (?), in
Wilkes-Barre PA. She married, second, Raphael Persky, after
Pearl, the eldest child of Manny and Anna, stayed single for some time, working in the family paint and hardware business and keeping house for her father in his single periods. After Manny's death, Pearl married a widower who was more or less her brother-in-law; Phil Gelb was the brother of Abe Gelb, husband of Pearl's sister Mimi. Phil passed away, and so did Pearl's younger sister Rose; subsequently Pearl married Rose's widower, her brother-in-law Ray Persky. Happily, both Pearl and Ray are alive as of this date.
Pearl is my oldest cousin; the first grandchild of Jacob and Pepi Bergsmann. I am the youngest. Counting the children of Jules Frankel and Blanche Frankel Popky, not blood relatives but very much family members, there were 14 cousins -- as well as more distant uncles, cousins, etc. beginning with my great-uncle Max Bergsmann, and some of his children and grandchildren. My childhood memories are full of growing up in that extended family of Bergsmanns/Bergmanns in Wilkes-Barre, nurtured not only by aunts and uncles but perhaps even more by my cousins, all of whom were considerably older than I and functioned much more as aunts or uncles rather than as cousins.
+ 39 ii. Herman.
+ 40 iii. Morris.
+ 41 iv. Rose.
+ 42 v. Miriam.
+ 43 vi. Harold.
15. Eva Bergsmann. Born, 1898, in Glen Lyon, PA.
She married Henry Weinstock. Born, 1898. Died, after 1964 (?).
There is a story, of which I have two slightly different versions: Back in Spisska Stara Ves, Jacob Bergsmann -- Eva's future father -- wanted to marry a certain young lady (whose name I don't have). His mother Hani vetoed the match, according to one version because the young lady's family was too poor. (They must have been very poor!) Jacob went to the US, his cousin Pepi also, and they married there.
The poor young lady back in Europe married a man named Weinstock. Some time later, this lady asked her son, Henry Weinstock, to visit Wilkes-Barre and look up her old suitor Jacob Bergsmann. Henry did so, thus meeting Jacob's daughter Eva and, as we see, marrying her.
If all long-time Jewish residents of Spisska Stara Ves were related, as seems likely, then Henry Weinstock too was marrying within the family...
My uncle Henry was very kind to me. He lived in Brooklyn in the days when the Dodgers baseball team resided there, and he took me to games when we visited. He procured for me a baseball autographed by about a dozen Dodgers, which 45 years later I still have and keep on my dresser. I'm told it's worth several hundred dollars, but I'd rather have the memory of Uncle Henry.
+ 44 i. Pearl.
+ 45 ii. Eleanor.
16. Lillian Bergsmann. Born, 1899, in Glen Lyon, PA.
She married Jack Mackson. Born, circa 1899, in Russia. Occupation:
+ 46 i. Murray.
18. Meyer Bergsman (originally "Bergsmann;" never legally changed). Born, 19
Sep 1902, in Glen Lyon, PA. Died, 6 Jul 1989, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Occupation:
He married Alva Beatrice Faerber, daughter of Leon Faerber and Etta
Englander, circa 1930, in Camden, NJ. Divorce, circa 1954, in Reno, Nevada.
Born, 22 Jul 1910, in Trenton, NJ. Died, 16 Nov 1992, in Silver Spring, MD.
Alvas's parents were first cousins. Her maternal grandmother, Aaron Englander's wife, was the sister of Joel Faerber, Alva's paternal grandfather.
My parents met each other when Leon Faerber, in his constant quest to earn a living, moved to Glen Lyon and opened a grocery store (in competition with my other grandfather-to-be, Jacob Bergsmann!). This venture, in partnership with a gentleman named Peterfreund, did not do well and Leon took the family back to New Jersey. (He always advised me never to enter into a partnership.) But Meyer and Alva stayed in touch and subsequently married.
+ 47 i. Joel.
19. David Bergsmann. Born, 30 Mar 1899. Died, 13 Feb 1969, in Oakland, CA.
He married Celia Adler, 11 Feb 1923, in Scranton, PA. Born, 1 Jan 1902.
Died, 7 Dec 1987. Children:
+ 48 i. Enid.
+ 49 ii. Robert (Bob).
20. Therese Bergsmann. Born, 1900. Resided, 1991, in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
She married Samuel Bloch, circa 1922. Born, before 1902 (?). Died, 1952,
in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Occupation: insurance. Children:
+ 50 i. Ruth Betty.
+ 51 ii. Nancy.
21. Sidney Bergsmann. Born, 1903. Died, 1978, in Shickshinny, PA. Occupation:
He married Florence Woodburn, 1934. Born, 1903. Resided, 1991,
in Shickshinny. Children:
+ 52 i. Dawn.
22. Leo Bergsmann. Born, 1907. Resided, 1994, in 15 Gershom Pl, Kingston, PA.
He married Hilda Peterfreund, 1938. Born, 1910. Died, after 1947 (?), in
Wilkes-Barre, PA. Children:
+ 53 i. Rena.
54 ii. Ilene. Born, 1947, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Resided, 1994, in 621
S Loomis, Chicago, IL 60607. Occupation: criminal justice.
23. Pauline Bergsmann. Born, 1910. Resided, 1994, in Scranton, PA; Boca
She married Joseph Shiffman, 1945. Resided, 1991, in Scranton, PA; Boca
Raton, FL. Children:
+ 55 i. Richard.
+ 56 ii. Mark.
24. Jacob (Jack) Bergsmann. Born, 1911. Died, 1987, in Lancaster, PA.
He married Malka Kalstein. Born, before 1926 (??). Children:
57 i. Ronald. Born, 1941. Resided, 1991, in Lancaster, PA.
58 ii. Heddy. Born, 1944. Resided, 1991, in Philadelphia, PA.
26. Ladislav Mangel. Died, 1978. Occupation: economist.
He married Linda Lux. Born, 1911. Died, 1980, in Germany. Children:
+ 59 i. Alexander.
28. Alexander (Sandor) Bergsmann (Horsky). Born, 28 Sep 1909, in Spisska Nova Ves.
Died, 1994, in Bratislava. Occupation: banker.
Sandor and his half-brother Jeno were among the fortunate minority of Bergsmanns still resident in Europe to survive the holocaust. For a time this required living in caves in the Carpathian mountains. Jeno, and possibly Sandor, fought as a guerilla with Polish irregular forces against the Germans -- until the Poles turned on their Jewish colleagues...
Sandor and Jeno both changed their last name from Bergsmann to Horsky (which has much the same connotation in Slovak that Bergsmann does in German).
He married Alzbeta Beck, 1943. Born, 14 Apr 1918, in Levoca,
Czechoslovakia. Died, 19 Oct 1971, in Bratislava. Children:
+ 60 i. Karol.
+ 61 ii. Olga.
29. Eugen (Jeno) Bergsmann (Horsky). Born, 1912, in Spisska Nova Ves. Died, circa
1991, in Ramat Gan, Israel. Occupation: economist.
He married Vera Burstiner, 1941, in Czechoslovakia. Born, 1924 (?), in
Gilina, Slovakia. Resided, 1994, in Ramat Gan, Israel. Children:
+ 62 i. Dahlia.
30. Olga Bergsmann. Born, 1914, in Spisska Nova Ves. Died, circa 1942, in
concentration, camp, Auschwitz.
She married Andorr Landsmann. Died, 1942 (?), in labor camp. Children:
63 i. Tomas. Born, circa 1931, in Felso Zsolca, Hungary. Died,
circa 1942 (?), in concentration, camp, Auschwitz.
35. Stefania Strompf. Born, 1921, in Olomouc. Died, 1993, in Prague.
Occupation: professor of language.
She married Herbert Neumann (Novotny). Born, 1917. Resided, 1994,
in u Nadrazi 1490, Brandys n/Labem, Czech Republic.
I have been lucky enough to meet Herbert, and his son Peter and Grandson Paul, in Prague. I missed meeting my second cousin Steffania (Steffka); she was sick and in hospital the first time I met the family and passed away before I returned. I did have one very nice conversation with her on the phone.
Herbert fought in a free Czech army unit (based from England) against the Nazis in World War II. After the war he and Steffka moved to Israel but later returned to Czechoslovakia.
Peter (or Petr) Novotny, a large, energetic and engaging man, is a musical entrepreneur; among his enterprises is a band specializing in country and western music. They play original c&w composed in the US, as well as their own compositions in the same style. The band is quite successful and has toured the US, playing at Nashville and elsewhere. I think of Peter as "the king of country and western music of the Czech Republic."
64 i. Peter. Born, 1947. Resided, 1994, in Firma 6P, Box 311,
Prague, Czech Republic. Occupation: entrepreneur. He married
65 ii. Sonia. Born, 1951. Died, 1966.
36. Gabriel Strompf (Garbi). Born, 1921. Died, circa 1961, in Israel.
Immigration: circa 1940 (?), in to Israel. Occupation: research admin.
He married Ada ?. Born, before 1929 (??). Resided, 1994, in Israel.
66 i. Eran. Born, 1944 (?), in Israel (?). Resided, 1991, in Ben
Shmen, Israel. He married Shuli ? in Israel.
67 ii. Eitan. Born, 1949 (?), in Israel (?). Resided, 1991, in Los
Angeles, CA. Immigration: circa 1973 (?). Occupation:
37. Ernest Bagin. Born, 1931, in Lietanska Lucka. Resided, 1991, in Kosice.
Occupation: army officer.
He married Maria Korcekova. Born, 1932, in Cervenik (?). Resided, 1991,
in Kosice, Slovakia. Children:
68 i. Jana. Born, 10 Mar 1953, in Bratislava. Resided, 1994,
in Pezinok, near Bratislava, Slovakia. Occupation:
veterinarian. She married Juraj Frey.
69 ii. Milos. Born, 9 Feb 1955, in Bratislava. Resided, 1994,
in Kosice, Slovakia. Occupation: electrician. He married
Lubica (Luba) Hajduckova.
70 iii. Lubos. Born, 1956, in Bratislava. Resided, 1994, in Kosice,
Slovakia. Occupation: veterinarian. He married Alica
39. Herman Bergmann. Born, 1915. Resided, 1991, in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
He married Fay Katz. Resided, 1991, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Children:
71 i. Anne Carol. Resided, 1991, in Israel.
72 ii. Bernard.
73 iii. Jacob.
74 iv. Mark.
40. Morris Bergmann. Born, 1917. Died, 1980. Occupation: physicist.
He married Edith Vernik. Children:
75 i. Jacob.
76 ii. Seth.
77 iii. Anna.
78 iv. Warren.
79 v. Daniel.
41. Rose Bergmann. Born, 1918. Died, 1967.
She married Raphael Persky, circa 1940. Resided, 1991, in Brooklyn NY.
Occupation: attorney. Children:
80 i. Orrin. Resided, 1991, in Israel. Occupation: attorney(?).
81 ii. Amy.
82 iii. Shira.
42. Miriam Bergmann. Born, 1921. Died, 1972.
She married Abe Gelb. Children:
83 i. Nancy.
84 ii. Ilene.
85 iii. Joel.
43. Harold Bergmann. Born, 1926. Resided, 1991.
He married Ruth Lashinsky. Children:
86 i. Zipporah.
87 ii. Sara.
88 iii. Avrom.
89 iv. Leah.
44. Pearl Weinstock. Resided, 1994, in 2417 Lightfoot, Baltimore MD, 21209.
She married Stanley Weiss. Resided, 1994, in Baltimore, MD. Occupation:
90 i. Lisa. Born, Feb 1954. Resided, 1994, in Larchmont, NY.
91 ii. Barbara. Born, 22 Apr 1957. Resided, 1994, in Cape Cod, MA.
45. Eleanor Weinstock. Born, 30 Jul 1932. Resided, 1994, in 213 Woodcrest,
Lakewood NY, 14750.
She married Marvin Boskin. Children:
92 i. Michael. Born, 6 Sep 1957.
93 ii. Eric. Born, 20 Mar 1959.
94 iii. Stephen. Born, 24 Oct 1964.
46. Murray Mackson. Born, 18 Nov 1925, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Resided, 1994,
in 1000 Island Blvd, Apt 511, Williams Island, FL. Occupation: attorney.
He married Sybil Slomowitz. Resided, 1994, in Florida. Children:
95 i. Lisa. Born, 20 Aug 1955, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Resided, 1994,
in Guilford, England.
96 ii. Lee. Born, 1 Apr 1959, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Resided, 1994,
in N. Miami Beach, FL.
47. Joel Bergsman (originally "Joel Aaron Bergsmann;" never legally changed).
Born, 22 Oct 1936, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Resided, 1994, in 4825 DeRussey, Chevy
Chase, MD. Occupation: economist.
Named for my two maternal great-grandfathers, Joel Faerber and Aaron Englander. My grandmother Etta Faerber, née Englander, always addressed me as "Joel Aaron" and I always hated having a middle name. Don't ask why…
My parents were each the children of first cousins, but as far as we know were not related to each other. So the ubiquitous inbreeding of the Bergsmanns, related elsewhere in this report, and the perhaps less intense exercise of that behavior by the Faerbers and Englanders, were tempered by their mixture in my own DNA.
He married, first, Frances Anne Condict Ballard, 22 Jun 1963, in Reseda,
CA. Divorce, 11 Nov 1975, in Bethesda, MD. Born, 16 Nov 1938, in San Francisco,
CA. Resided, 1994, in 4806 DeRussey, Chevy Chase, MD. Occupation: programmer.
97 i. Jeremy Ballard. Born, 22 Dec 1966, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Resided, 1994, in 1838 Drew Ave, Mountain View CA.
Occupation: neuroscientist. He married Natalie Ann Martina, 6 Nov
1991, in San Diego, California. Born, 28 Sept. 1962 in Italy.
Jeremy may be the first of the Bergsman(n) clan to be born in Brazil. When he, his mother and I left that country he was six months old but already traveling under his own passport. We left from a small sleepy airport in southern Brazil; we had to hunt for the immigration officer to stamp our passports. This official stamped Anne's and mine readily, but riffled through Jeremy's several times, looking puzzled. I asked what the problem was, and was told that he was looking for the entry visa. "No entry visa," I explained; "he was born in Brazil." "OH!" replied the official, beaming from ear to ear. "E Brasileiro!" ("He's Brazilian!")
98 ii. Michael Ballard. Born, 22 Aug 1968, in Berkeley CA. Resided,
1994, in Chevy Chase, MD. Occupation: reporter.
He married, second, June Gibson, Dec 1980. Divorce, Dec 1981.
He married, third, Mary Chinn, 11 Jun 1991, in Rockville MD. Born, 10 Jul
1941, in Washington DC. Resided, 1994, in Chevy Chase MD. Occupation:
48. Enid Bergsmann. Born, 3 Jan 1924, in PA. Resided, 1991, in 890 Minert Rd,
Walnut Creek, CA. Occupation: writer/poet.
She married Julius Cohen, 28 Jan 1945, in CA. Died, 10 Dec 1980.
Occupation: lawyer/business. Children:
99 i. Stephen. Born, 12 Apr 1946, in CA. Occupation: expeditor.
100 ii. Margaret. Born, 30 Sep 1947, in CA. Occupation: travel agent.
101 iii. Gregory. Born, 8 Sep 1957, in CA. Occupation:
49. Robert (Bob) Bergsmann. Born, 15 Feb 1931, in PA. Resided, 1991,
in Alameda, CA. Occupation: businessman/exec.
He married Marlene Hardy, 18 Dec 1954, in CA. Resided, 1991, in Alameda,
102 i. Robert (Bobby) Gary. Born, 30 Sep 1956. Resided, 1991,
in Alameda, CA. Occupation: talent agent.
50. Ruth Betty Bloch. Resided, 1991, in Dallas, PA.
She married Martin Baltimore, 1948. Resided, 1991, in Dallas, PA.
103 i. Francine. Born, 1952. Resided, 1991, in Kingston, PA.
Occupation: social worker.
104 ii. Samuel (Sandy). Born, 1955. Resided, 1991, in Dallas, PA.
51. Nancy Bloch. Born, 1929. Resided, 1991, in Marco Island, FL.
She married Leonard Wolf, 1953. Resided, 1991, in Marco Island, FL.
105 i. Shelley. Born, 1954. Resided, 1991, in Philadelphia.
Occupation: real estate.
106 ii. Susan. Born, 1956. Resided, 1991, in Warren, NJ.
107 iii. William. Born, 1958. Resided, 1991, in Allentown, PA.
Occupation: real estate.
108 iv. James. Born, 1962. Resided, 1991, in Hoboken, NJ. Occupation:
52. Dawn Bergsmann. Born, 1940.
She married Jay Smith, 1960. Born, 1938. Occupation: mechanic. Children:
109 i. Margaret (Megan). Born, 1961. Resided, 1991, in Shickshinny
Lake, PA. Occupation: nurse.
110 ii. Michael. Born, 1964. Resided, 1991, in Berwick, PA.
111 iii. David. Born, 1967. Resided, 1991, in Shickshinny, PA.
53. Rena Bergsmann. Born, 1945, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Resided, 1994,
in 9 Greentree Ct, Potomac, MD.
She married David Rutstein, 1966. Born, 1944. Resided, 1994, in Potomac,
MD. Occupation: executive. Children:
112 i. Sara. Born, 1970. Resided, 1994, in Bethesda, MD.
113 ii. Charles. Born, 1972. Resided, 1994, in Bethesda, MD.
55. Richard Shiffman. Born, 1947. Resided, 1991, in Newton, MA. Occupation:
He married Caroline Howard, 1980. Resided, 1991, in Newton, MA. Children:
114 i. Sara. Born, 1984, in Denver, CO.
115 ii. Jeffrey. Born, 1985, in Denver, CO.
56. Mark Shiffman. Born, 1952. Resided, 1991, in Pittsburgh, PA. Occupation:
He married Allison Tucker, 1983. Resided, 1991, in Pittsburgh, PA.
116 i. David. Born, 1984.
117 ii. Eric. Born, 1987.
59. Alexander Mangel. Born, 1932 (?). Resided, 1991, in Hradec Kralove, Czech
Republic. Occupation: scientist.
Alexander Mangel participated in the "Prague Spring" revolt of 1968; as a result he was not allowed to do any scientific work, and supported himself as a laborer for 20 years until the "Velvet Revolution" unseated the communist government in 1989.
He married Libuse Kalalova. Born, 1936. Died, 1985. Children:
118 i. Tomas. Born, 1975. Resided, 1994, in Hradec Kralove, Czech
60. Karol Horsky. Born, 4 Feb 1946, in Spisska Nova Ves. Died, 26 Feb 1990, in
Krompachy. Occupation: chemic. engineer.
He married Maria Schramkova. Born, 1948, in Kosice, Czechoslovakia.
Resided, 1994, in ul B Nemcovej 4, 04001 Kosice, Slovakia. Children:
119 i. Katarina. Born, 5 Jul 1976, in Kosice (?). Resided, 1994,
120 ii. Karol. Born, 18 May 1978, in Kosice (?). Resided, 1994,
61. Olga Horsky. Born, 18 May 1950, in Ruzomberok, Czechoslovakia. Resided,
1994, in Cabanova 2, 841 02, Bratislava, Slovakia. Occupation: journalist.
She married Pavel Nagel. Born, 16 May 1950, in Komarno, Czechoslovakia.
Resided, 1994, in Bratislava. Occupation: entrepreneur. Children:
121 i. Zuzana. Born, 9 Sep 1981, in Bratislava (?). Resided, 1994,
122 ii. Daniela. Born, 17 Jul 1983, in Bratislava (?). Resided, 1994,
62. Dahlia Horsky. Born, 3 Jan 1951, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Resided, 1994,
in 18, Aharon Katzrim, Ra-anana, Israel. Occupation: artist.
She married Avi Landau, 11 Oct 1972, in Israel. Born, 15 Mar 1950, in Tel
Aviv, Israel. Resided, 1994, in 18 Aharon Katrim, Ra-anana, Israel. Occupation:
123 i. Ehudi. Born, 1974, in Israel. Resided, 1994, in Israel.
124 ii. Yair. Born, 1977, in Israel. Resided, 1994, in Israel.
125 iii. Ben. Born, 1983, in Israel. Resided, 1994, in Israel.