Robert Herzenberg

Male 1868 -


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  • Name Robert Herzenberg 
    Born 16 Sep 1868  Kuldiga (Goldingen), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I3133  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2014 

    Father Eleazer or Leiser Herzenberg,   b. Abt 1829, Pilten (Piltene), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1897, Kuldiga (Goldingen), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Amalie Hirschman,   b. Abt 1834, , Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1897, Kuldiga (Goldingen), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Bef 1852  , Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Partial excerpt per formal report of the Latvian Archives prepared 28 Feb 2011 for Kerry Petersen; report includes photo copy of the original of the attached with the following interpretation by the researcher:
      "The lists of merchant of Goldingen for 1868:
      2nd guild merchants.
      - Joseph, son of Lemchen Herzenberg, aged 59,
      - his wife Zippe, aged 60,
      - 1st son Laser, son of Joseph, aged 39,
      - his wife Amalie, aged 34,
      - son Leonhard, aged 16,
      - son Isack, aged 12,
      - son Eduard, aged 9,
      - son Moritz, aged 6,
      - dau. Johanna, aged 14,
      - dau. Rebecka, aged 12,
      - dau. Rosa, aged 5,
      - dau. Sahra, aged 3,
      - dau. Dohra, aged 1-1/2
      - 2nd son Jacob, aged 37,
      - his wife Dorothea, aged 23, [KP. Lists wife and 6 children - see his notes.]
      - 3rd son Elias Eduard, aged 30 (?), [KP. Lists wife and 3 children - see his notes.]
      - daughter of Joseph - Hanna, aged 25, married to Abraham Herzenberg from Pilten. [KP. Summary report indicates the name Hanna is an obvious error for Theresa as shown on other documents.]"

      2. 2. 28 Jul 2007 Http://www.herzenberg.net/leo/htmlrh/Content.html copyrighted by Leo Herzenberg:
      "An meinen Sohn (To my son) Leonhard Herzenberg von (from) Robert Herzenberg. Memoirs written during the 1940's." Translated during the 1990's by Leonardo (Leonhard) Herzenberg. The entire memoir is quite lengthy and included in its entirety in my notes with Joseph Herzenberg, the original known ancestor, in this database. The following is only the portion dealing with this part of the family:
      "Great Uncles on Mother's Side...
      GREAT-UNCLE LAZER I had met [64] in Goldingen, also his wife Amalie Hirschman. They had a beautiful house in Goldingen with a huge orchard, and it was said of the aunt that she made the workers sing songs during the harvest so they would not snack on the fruit. That counted in those days as the peak of avarice. In those days, in the country, one "stos" (about a liter) of berries, whether blueberries, strawberries, or Johannberries sold for a kopeck, around a penny, and other fruit was similarly cheap. Their children were Leonhard, Isidor, Edward, Moritz, Robert, Johanna, Bertha, Rosa, Sara, and Dorothea. I knew only Moritz, who carried on the father's business in Goldingen. He was married to Rosa Steinberg and had a single daughter Lina. I also met one of the daughters, I no longer know which one; She was very pretty [65] and well educated, but even more conceited [sehr gebildet, aber noch mehr eingebildet], and when I was in her home still as a student she behaved very haughtily. That happened because the families of the great-uncle were mostly very wealthy, and looked down on the generation of my parents who already found the fight for existence much more difficult, as if they were poor relations."

      BIRTH:
      1. NFS accessed 2 Dec 2011.