Mordische Mayer & Jette Levi

Bob’s Great Great Great Grandparents:

Mordische [Marx] MAYER ca 1801-? | parents
Jette [Yittle] LEVI ca 1802-? | parents

of Neidenstein, Germany


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town of Neidenstein, Germany with the castle on the hill

About 1980 Elsa Koestler sought out the home of her ancestors in Neidenstein, Germany — where her grandmother had visited in 1913.

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Birthplace of Ernestine Mayer in Neidenstein
photo by Elsa W Koestler

Mordische alias Marx Mayer was born ca 1801 in Neidenstein, Germany son of Isak Mayer and his wife Breunle.

Children of Marx Mayer and Yittle Levy:
1. Jonathan Yontov Mayer 27 Feb 1827
Neidenstein, Germany – 14 Dec 1908 Neidenstein
married 13 Nov 1855 Ernestine [Ester] Mayer 9 Jan 1833 – 5 Feb 1874
a. Isak [Isaac]Yitzhak Hirsch Mayer 8 Jan 1859 Neidenstein – 4 Oct 1933 Neidenstein
married 2 Mar 1887 Frederike [Rika] Ettlinger 24 May 1864 – 1 Sept 1929
i. Abraham Mayer 10 Dec 1887 Eppingen Germany – 25 Sep 1895 Neidenstein
ii. Friedrich Mayer 14 Oct 1888 – 25 Nov 1889
iii. Elsa Esther Mayer 15 Nov 1889 Neidenstein – 22 Jan 1950
married Maier Ben Binyamin Katzauer 9 May 1870 – 31 Dec 1954

1.
Shlomo Katzauer 18 Oct 1912 – 30 July 1991
married Koka/Coca d. 16 June 1988 no children

2.
Jonathan [Yon Tov] Katzauer 2 Mar 1915 – 9 Apr 1961
married Bracha d. 20 Mar 2010
a. Devorah Katzauer
married Shimon Trayetsky
i. Chaya Rachel
ii. Chaim Yitzchak
iii. Yonatan Meir
iv. Yeshayahu
v. Yisrael Kalman
b. Zvi Katzauer
married Yehudit
i. Yoni
ii. Kfir
iii. Shimrit
c. Benjamin Katzauer
married Bina
i. Yosef
ii. Meira
iii. Yonatan
iv. Mevasseret
v. Menorah

3. Zeev Katzauer 6 May 1919 – 26 Jan 1996
changed name to Kenneth T Wolf
married Gertrude [Trudy] Tamara Fischer 9 Feb 1922 – 20 Mar 2010
a. Ray Katzauer
b. Ronny Katzauer
c. Karen Katzauer
d. Michael Katzauer
4. Abraham Katzauer 15 Apr 1922 – 26 Mar 2011
married Eva Meyer 6 June 1928 – 27 June 2001
a. Jonathan Katzauer 1964 –
married Zoe Berkowitz 1965 –
i. Portia Paula 2002 –
ii. Olympia 2004 –
iii. Bennett 2004 –
b. Martin Meir Katzauer 1965 –
married Osnat Barbia
i. Yotam 2001 –
ii. Yoav Gabriel 2004 –
c. Elisheva Katzauer 1965 –
married Shmuel Moller 1962 –
i. Chani Yehudit Moller 1988 –
married Sapir Jerufi
ii. Yitzchak Zvi 1990 –
iii. Shlomo 1991 –
iv. Avigail 1996 –
v. Netanel 2003 –
iv. Hedwig Mayer 21 July 1895 – 1960 in Israel [female]
married Berich Tornheim
v. Adelheld Mayer 21 July 1895 Neidenstein –
b. Sophia Mayer 15 May 1861 – 1934
married Gotz Israel
i. Elsa Israel
married Ludwig Suss
c. Fred [Friedman] Mayer 9 July 1866 – 1935 Brooklyn NY
married Berta Adler
d. Betty Mayer 10 Aug 1868 – 15 Sept 1876
e. Adolf Mayer 4 Apr 1871 – 4 June 1930
married Lena Lissauer
f. Louis [Ludwig] Eliezar Mayer 10 Apr 1874 Neidenstein – 1938
[in concentration camp]
married Berta Israel 9 Nov 1877 Strumfelbrunn Ger. – 1938
[in concentration camp]
i. Irma Mayer 1903 –
married Emil Strauss
ii. Max Mayer 1907 –
married Gisela Marcus

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on back of picture: Neidenstein – July 1913
Louis Mayer, Josef, Ida , Karl, Max, Betty, Irma Strauss, Sophie Mayer

Jonathan maried 2nd ca 1875 Klara Kaufmann 12 Aug 1850 – 28 Nov 1934
a. Julius Mayer 15 Apr 1876 Germany – 12 Oct 1952 Long Island NY
married Jennie Hart
i. Jerome Mayer
b. Gustave Mayer 30 Apr 1877 – 1956 New York NY
married Julie Sommer ca 1880 – 1952
i. Irma Mayer 1907 –
married Gustave Salmon
1. Eva Salmon
ii. Manfred Mayer 16 June 1916 Germany – resided 1987 Baltimore MD
married Elinor Indenbaum
1. Jonathan Marnin Mayer 1947 Baltimore MD –
2. David Michael Mayer MD 1948 –
[Elsa noted that he was a Co-compiler of the Mayer Family]
3. Dan Ellis Mayer 1950 –
4. Matthew Jared Mayer 1951 –
c. Ida Mayer 12 Feb 1879 – 10 May 1971 New York City
married 1902 Joseph Mayer II 10 Jan 1870 – 2 Mar 1928
i. Betty Mayer 1 July 1905 N Ger –
married NYC 9 July 1933 Siegfried Ulmann 13 Oct 1903 Ger. – 1980
1. Susan Ulmann 1938 NYC –
d. Bernhard Mayer 30 Apr 1880 – 1935 Frankfort Germany
married Lena Goldschmidt ? – 1938 [in concentration camp]
e. Alfred Mayer 29 Oct 1883 – 1 Feb 1955 Tilburg Holland
married Selma Strauss 1886 – 1964 [sister of Thekla]
grandparents of Ralph Hene of Tilburg [he had the picture below]
f. Sally Mayer 20 Oct 1886 – 8 May 1967 Tilburg Holland [male]
married 19 Jan 1920 Thekla Strauss 7 Dec 1887 – 31 Dec 1970 Canada
buried in the Jewish Cemetery in Ogdensburg, New York
i. Heinz Joachim Yontov Mayer 17 July 1921 Frankfurt Ger – 15 Mar 1982 Canada
emigrated to Canada in 1951 from Holland
married Tilburg 22 Aug 1948 Anita Miriam Roos
3 July 1925 Wuppertal Bermen Ger – 26 May 2003 Toronto Ontario Canada
grandparents of Sara
g. Betty Mayer 1 Nov 1888 – dec
married 1 May 1910 Salomon Sommer 12 May 1880 – ca1938 [in concentration camp]
i. Max Sommer 6 May 1911 – dec Dayton OH
married 8 Mar 1942 Ruth Wellhofer 5 children
ii. Ilse Sommer 26 Aug 1912 – dec
married 24 Aug 1940 Max Flehinger 13 Jan 1908 – 2children
iii. Martha Sommer 28 July 1918 –
married 21 June 1941 Erwin Hirsch 2 children

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The Jonathan Mayer family, Neidenstein about 1890
From left to right: Julius, Bernard, Alfred, Gustav, Ludwig[Louis], Adolf,
Fred, Jonathan[father], Betty, Sally, Klara[mother] and Ida.

2. Ernestine Mayer 1829 Neidenstein Germany – 1906 Jersey City, NJ
married Moses Mayer
1824 Reichelsheim – 1904 Jersey City, NJ

3. Isaac (Isak) Mayer 1833 Neidenstein Germany – 1908 New York City
married ca 1854 Caroline Mayer 1829 – 1913

[Elsa noted that David Michael Mayer M.D. was a Co-compiler of the Mayer Family]

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