I am delighted to say that I have been in touch with three of Joseph Rosenzweig’s grandchildren and that they have confirmed that he was indeed the son of Gustave Rosenzweig, my great-great uncle, my great-grandmother Ghitla Rosenzweig Goldschlager’s brother. I am very happy that I am able to share with them the information I have learned about their great-grandfather and all his relatives, and I am looking forward to learning more from them and about them.
Ron, one of the grandsons, sent me this picture of his grandfather Joseph. It made me smile—he looks so happy and fun-loving.
This is perhaps one of the greatest rewards of doing family history research: finding people who share that history and being able to connect and share with them. I learned that first from finding my Brotman cousins and have now had the same experience finding my Goldschlager and Rosenzweig cousins.
Amy, the photo of Grandpa Joe is terrific! I don’t recall him ever riding a bicycle, however I have clear memories of him teaching me ow to ride a bike. And his ever present cigar in his mouth! I miss my Grandpa Joe. My older son is named for him, and I believe the first thing Joe did when he got to heaven was send my Joe’s soul to be born to me! I’d been trying to get pregnant 5 years and we conceived the night Joe passed away.
thanks for finding me and doing this genealogy detective work.
I am so glad that you are enjoying the blog. This whole endeavor has been a labor of love for me—in honor of my grandparents and their families. It’s so meaningful to me to know more about their lives and their cousins and aunts and uncles.
Your story about your son is so beautiful. I am getting some more pictures and stories from your siblings and cousin and will share those as well.
Thank you for reading and commenting!
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I am thrilled to be able to contribute to this story, a part of my family history that I know so little about, so it’s a learning experience for me too. I will find and post more pictures as I locate them, some are in albums, others loose in a suitcase that was my mothers.
Hava, I’m so glad you replied too , and perhaps might be able to add more historical accounts and stories of our grandparents lives. I hope you are well. Stay in touch.
Amy, it was wonderful speaking to you last night. As my wife listened to our conversation, she was smiling, thinking of my grandparents who we all referred to as Sadie and Joe. Let’s chat again soon. And next time you come to thee city please let us know. A meal at Leibman’s will be a treat.
I feel the same way, Ron—it was great speaking to you. And we will definitely have to meet at Liebman’s on one of our trips to NYC. I hope you are able to locate and send some more photos to add faces to the names. Talk to you soon!
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