Louis (Lias) Greenbaum was born April 1827 in Kalisz, Wielkopolskie, Poland. His parents were Ephraim Greenbaum and Alie or Lottie Samuel. He married Rachel Deborah Schlesinger, daughter of Moses and Rebecca, sometime before 1844 in Germany. She was born in 1829 in Prussia (Schlesinger is a German surname meaning "from Silesia”). She died on 10 Jun 1886 in Manhattan.
Before immigrating to the U.S. in 1856, Louis and Rachel lived in England. Louis was a tassel maker.
Afer Rachel’s death, he married (2) Sophie Cohen from Philadelphia on 27 Jun 1888 at Adereth El in Manhattan. She was born about 1839 in Prussia, the daughter of Daniel Cohen and Sophie Reintje (?). Louis and Sophia traveled together to England before his death.
Louis died on 21 Jan 1895 at his residence, 1719 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Funeral services were held at Temple Israel in New York City.
- “Samuel” is given as his mother's maiden name on his wedding certificate (to Sophia, note 4). The first name here appears to be "Alie," but is diffcult to read. “Lottie” is given as his mother's first name on his death certificate (note 5).
- According to her indexed death certificate (note 3).
- “New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WJT-G2M), Rachel Deborah Greenbaum, 10 Jun 1886; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,373,988.
- “New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24MT-G99), Louis Greenbaum and Sophie Cohen, 27 Jun 1888; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,558,390.
- “New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2W6F-JW2), Louis Greenbaum, 21 Jan 1895; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,889.
Louis and Rachel had two children:
- Moses2 Greenbaum was born about 1844 in Germany. He died 6 April 1924 in Manhattan. He married Rebecca Rosenthal, daughter of Simon and Bertha Rosenthal
- Samuel Greenbaum was born 23 Jan 1854 in East London. He died on 26 Aug 1930. He married Selina Ullman.
Moses2 Greenbaum) (Louis1) was born about 1844 in Germany. He died 6 April 1924 in Manhattan. He married Rebecca Rosenthal, daughter of Simon and Bertha Rosenthal, on 24 April 1876 in Philadelphia. She was born July 1858 in Philadelphia, and died sometime before 1924.
Pedigree Chart for Rebecca Rosenthal_ Rebecca Rosenthal | b. Jul 1858 NYC | Siblings: David A. (1856–1933) | Alfred Adolf (1859–1924) | Reuben (b. 1863) | Morton (1866–1939) | William Simon (1867–1951) | Alexander (1870–) | Jeannette (1872–1915) | Eva (1874–1958) | Edgar Garfield (1879–1948) __ Simon Rosenthal | b. abt 1779 | d. 1864 | Siblings: Morris (1826–1906) | Jeanette Gluckchen (1828–1897) | Max (1833–1918) | Louis Napthali | Henrietta | Abraham David ___ Wolf Rosenthal | b. 1816 | d. 4 Nov 1864 ___ Esther Levine Kolsky | b. abt 1792 | d. 1874 __ Bertha | b. abt 1837–1941 | d. 4 Nov 1917
As a young man, Moses worked with his father. Later, he went into the liquor business, and then became a real estate broker and insurance agent. However, he is best remembered for his work as one of the founders, and first President, of the People’s Hospital in New York (which was on Second Avenue, near 13th Street). This hospital opened to the public in 1910. At its inauguration, Samuel Greenbaum delivered an address, and Rev. Dr. Joseph Silverman of Temple Emanu-El offered a dedicatory prayer.
A notice published in The New York Times after his death by the President of the hospital stated:
Whereas Mr. Moses Greenbaum President of the People’s Hospital from 1908 to 1917, and who had served with great distinction, loyalty, and faithfully, and had given his time, talent and money to help the poor, the sick and the needy of the great East side, and Whereas Mr. Moses Greenbaum had been identified with many other causes for the benefit of humanity and his fellow-men, be it, therefore
Resolved, that we express to the members of his family our profound sympathy in this their hour of bereavement and to further express the great loss that our hospital has sustained in his death.
- His birth place is attested variously as England, Germany, Poland, or Russia. His was likely born in Kalisz or possibly Silesia, before the family moved to England.
Moses and Rebecca had six known children:
Joshua3 (or Joseph) Greenbaum, was born 5 Mar 1877. It seems that he died prior to 1900.
- The name Joseph is found in the census, whereas Joshua is on the birth record. The age is about the same.
- “New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27B7-CST), Joshua Greenbaum, 05 Mar 1877; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, reference cn 203212 New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,112.
- No record of his death has been found, however, he is not mentioned in the 1900 census or in Moses or Simon's death notices.
- Abraham Greenbaum was born 20 Aug 1878 in New York and died sometime after 1950. He married Jesse May Reese.
- Ephraim Greenbaum was born 22 Dec 1881 in Manhattan, New York, New York and died 25 Mar 1934 in Manhattan. He married Henrietta Blumenthal.
Louise "Lulu” Greenbaum was born 14 Nov 1883 in Manhattan, and died 31 May 1946 in Manhattan. She married Alfred Simon, son of Louis Simon and Rebecca Quitman. Her engagement was announced in The New York Times on 6 Nov 1921, and the wedding took place on 1 Jun 1922 at the home of Samuel Greenbaum, who officiated.
Alfred worked for the IRS. He died sometime after completing his WWII draft registration in 1942.
Lulu and Alfred did not have any known (surviving) children.
- “New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27Y7-7DT), Grunbaum, 14 Nov 1883; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, reference 382862 New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,186. Other sources give her birth year as 1884.
- “New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WY3-5T1), Lulu Simon, 31 May 1946; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,132,947.
- The New York City Marriage Index, May 17, 1922, Vol. 5, No. 12921, s.v. "Greenbaum, Lulu". Online at Archive.org.
- The New York Times, 6 Nov 1921, p. 22.
- The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger, Volume 109, Issues 14-26, 2 Jun 1922.
William R. Greenbaum was born in Nov 1886 in New York, and died 21 Nov 1909 in Manhattan.
- William is listed in the 1900 census, age 13, alongside his siblings. In the 1905 New York State census, he is indexed as at Ancestry as "Miles" but the writing could easily be “Willie S.” or something similar.
“Deaths, Manhattan and Bronx: Greenbaum,” The New York Press, Wednesday, November 24, 1909, p. 7:
Greenbaum. Suddenly, Sunday, William R. Greenbaum. aged 24, beloved son of Moses and Rebecca Greenbaum. Funeral services at their residence. No. 342 East 50th st., Wednesday, November 24, 10 o'clock. Please omit flowers.
- Reuben Greenbaum was born 10 Sep 1887 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died 25 Jun 1966 in Miami, Dade, Florida. He married Lucille Rovenger.
- Simon Rosenthal Greenbaum was born 22 Jun 1892 in New York, and died 17 May 1923 in Manhattan. He married Lottie Rown.
Samuel2 Greenbaum) (Louis1) was born 23 Jan 1854 in East London. He died on 26 Aug 1930. He married Selina Ullman, daughter of Israel Ullman and Julia Blumenthal, on 13 Mar 1888 in Manhattan. She was born on 6 Apr 1866 in New York City, New York. She died on 15 Jul 1925.
There is much to say about Samuel. Not only was he a highly-regarded Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department for the State of New York, but he also made many signficant contributions to New York public life. A book entitled Jewish Renaissance and Revival in America (ed. Fishbane and Sarna, 2011) has this to say (p. 37):
While recent scholarship has begun to illuminate the influential role of Philadelphia Jewry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—the so-called "Philadelphia Group"—it seems that the New York segment of their peer group—including such young leaders as Daniel P. Hays, Max Cohen, Samuel Greenbaum, Philip Cowen, and Cyrus L. Sulzberger —have yet to be fully recognized for their contributions to Jewish cultural vitality during this period.
Samuel was one of the founders of what became the American Hebrew newspaper (Philip Cowen’s account of their childhood in his Memories of an American Jew provides the context). He was president of the Young Men’s Hebrew Association and the Alumni Association of the College of the City of New York; a founder of the Aguilar Public Library; a trustee of Jewish Theological Seminary, the New York Public Library, and the Jewish Teacher’s Fund; and a member of the Society for Medical Jurisprudence, the Civil Service Reform Association, the Free Trade League, the Baron de Hirsch Fund; and a leader of the Judaeans, a social club with many prominent Jews among its members, &c.
He was often in the newspapers and highly praised for his judicial temper. In one article, it was even said that he “should be named Solomon” (). His papers are preserved at Columbia University and the American Jewish Archives.
Selina was a notable person in her own right. In 1890, she helped form the Jewish Working Girls’ Vacation Society, and became its first president. Incorporated in 1892, the society maintained a number of homes that allowed Jewish working women a retreat from the city. By 1917, the society was helping over 800 women every year.
- New York Times obituary
- The American Lawyer, 1905 v.13, p. 401
- JWA Profile of Selina Greenbaum
Samuel and Selina had four children:
- Lawrence Samuel3 Greenbaum, was born 18 Jan 1889 in Manhattan, and died 28 Aug 1951 in Mamaroneck, Westchester, New York. He married (1) Sylvia Sobel and (2) Gladys A. Tompkins.
- Edward Samuel Greenbaum was born 13 Apr 1890 in Manhattan and died 12 Jun 1970, He married Dorothea Rebecca Schwarcz.
- Rachel Grace Greenbaum, known as Grace, was born 12 Jun 1894 in Manhattan and died 25 Jun 1986 in Scarsdale, Westchester, New York. She married Bennett Epstein.
- Isabel Greenbaum was born 30 Dec 1896 in Manhattan and died 21 Feb 1955 in Wingdale, Dutchess, New York. She married Jacob Chauncey Stone.
Abraham3 Greenbaum (Moses2, Louis1) was born 20 Aug 1878 in New York, and died sometime after 1950.
He married Jesse May Reese, daughter of George Riley Reese (Reiss) and Annah L. Young, on 26 Nov 1903 in Marion County, Indiana. She was born 22 Apr 1884 in Indiana, and died of tuberculosis on 20 Jul 1915 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana.
Abraham moved to Indiana by the time he was 18, and worked as a clothing salesman. He lived for a time with the Reese family, around 1910 in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, and then moved to Dayton, Ohio with May. By 1915, he was back in Indiana, where he opened Greenbaum & Kaplan, Exclusive Furnishing Shop for Men, with Nathan E. Kaplan. Business did not go well—within a few weeks of opening, they went bankrupt and the litigation continued for years.
In 1920, he was living with son Willie and his in-laws in Indianapolis. By 1930, he and Willie had moved to New York. Abraham lived with his sister Lulu and her husband Alfred, and William moved out on his own.
Abraham Greenbaum and May Reese had one son:
William Lawrence4 Greenbaum, born 14 Dec 1904 in Indiana; died 1 Jul 1973 in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, following a heart attack while driving home from Florida to Mount Kisco, Westchester, New York.
He married Lillian Brengel, daughter of Jacob William Brengel Jr. and Mary A. Walsh. She was born 5 May 1914 in New York, and died 24 Oct 2007 in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia. They had three sons.
Ephraim3 Greenbaum (Moses2, Louis1) was born 22 Dec 1881 in Manhattan and died 25 Mar 1934 in Manghattan. He married Helene Lowenstein, daughter of Levi Lowenstein and Henrietta (Jette) Blumenthal, on 4 Oct 1911 in Manhattan. She was born about 1882 in New York City and died 15 Dec 1940 in the Bronx.
Ephraim Greenbaum and Helene Lowenstein had one daughter:
- Sylvia Winifred4 Greenbaum, born 15 Mar 1915 in New York City; died 10 Jun 1993 in Los Angeles, California. She married Andor Hacker, son of Alexander Hacker and Estelle (or Esther), about 1938. He was born 18 Jun 1908 in Arad, Hungary, and died 28 Mar 1990 in Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Florida.
Reuben3 Greenbaum (Moses2, Louis1) was born 10 Sep 1887 and died 25 Jun 1966 in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida. He married (1) Lucille F. Rovenger, daughter of John Rovenger and Rebecca Heischman, in Manhattan on 27 Jan 1921. She was born 8 Jan 1894 in New York and died May 1963 in Dade County, Florida.
After Lucille's death, Reuben married (2) Minnie.
Reuben was a lawyer and worked at the law firm of Greenbaum, Wolff, & Ernst. He later moved to Miami Beach. His son, Martin, became a Circuit Court judge in Florida.
- Minnie is mentioned as surviving him in his obituary.
Reuben Greenbaum and Lucille Rovenger had three sons:
- John Rovenger4 Greenbaum, born 26 Dec 1921 in New York; died 27 Mar 2010 at Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania. He married Frances Jane Dannenberg. She was born 8 May 1921 in Germany and died 30 Nov 2009 in Palm Beach, Florida.
- Richard Simon Greenbaum, born 26 Oct 1923.
- Martin Greenbaum, born 11 Sep 1925 in Brooklyn; died 15 Oct 2007 in Miami Beach, Dade, Florida. He married Shirley Ann Kersting, daughter of Jerome Joseph Kersting and Magdalene Mohr, in December 1960 in Dade County, Florida. She was born 8 Mar 1933 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Simon Rosenthal3 Greenbaum (Moses2, Louis1) was born 22 Jun 1892 in New York, and died 17 May 1923 in Manhattan. He married Lottie Rown, daughter of Seigfried (or Sigmund) Rown and Carolina “Carrie” Flashner, on 26 Jun 1920 in Manhattan, with Samuel Greenbaum officiating. She was born 22 Mar 1893 in New York City and died March 1980. Her last known residence was Valley Stream, Nassau, New York.
Pedigree Chart for Lottie Rown
Simon Greenbaum and Lottie Rown had one son:
- Robert Simon4 Greenbaum, born 29 Sep 1922 in New York City; died 10 Nov 1989. He married Adele Boltax, daughter of Benjamin Boltax and Bessie Sherman, on 17 Jul 1955 in Riverdale, Bronx, New York. She was born 27 Mar 1921 in New York and died 16 May 1994 at Valley Stream, Nassau, New York.
Lawrence Samuel3 “Laurie“ Greenbaum (Samuel2, Louis1) was born on 18 Feb 1889 in Manhattan and died 28 Aug 1951 in Mamaroneck, Westchester, New York. He married (1) Sylvia Sobel, daughter of Isidor Sobel and Lucia Max Prince, on 14 Apr 1915 in New York City. She was born on 1 Feb 1895 in Manhattan, and died 17 Jun 1973 in Daytona Beach, Volusia, Florida.
He married (2) Gladys A. Tompkins, daughter of Horton Forbes Tompkins and Annie McGuinness, 10 Jul 1939 in Green Cove Springs, Clay, Florida. She was born on 23 Jun 1903 in New York, and died on 15 Feb 2002 in Mamaroneck, Westchester, New York.
Established in 1951 at Columbia University in New York, the Lawrence S. Greenbaum prize is awarded annually to the student who has made the best oral presentation in the final argument of the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition.
- Although her gravestone says she was born in 1896...
Lawrence Greenbaum and Sylvia Sobel had four children:
Lucy Sylvia4 Greenbaum, born 13 Dec 1916 in New York City; died 29 Dec 2004 in the Bronx. She married (1) William Myron Freeman, son of Joseph Ellis Goldman and Marian Frankin (or Harris), on 5 Oct 1947 in Manhattan; and (2) Harry James Becker, Jr., son of Harry James Becker and Julia Newberry Hotaling, on 24 Dec 1952 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Both marriages were short-lived.
Edward Samuel Greenbaum, born 12 Sep 1918 in Larchmont, Westchester, New York; died 15 Aug 2007 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida.
He married (1) Lorraine Tiltz, daughter of Bernard Edward Tiltz and Eleanore Steuber, about 1939. They had four children, and divorced in 1952. She was born 30 Oct 1900 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois and died 1 Sep 1977 in Hollywood, Brevard, Florida.
He married (2) Madlyn Florence Sherman, daughter of Frederick Marvin Sherman and Theresa Clark, about 1953. They had three children, and divorced 1 Dec 1972 in Volusia County, Florida. She was born 21 Apr 1919 in Mamaroneck, Westchester, New York; and died 19 Jun 1979 in Daytona Beach, Volusia, Florida.
He married (3) Dorothy Anne Luke on 23 Feb 1974.
- Susan Greenbaum, born 20 Sep 1920 in Mamaroneck, Westchester, New York; died 6 Jan 2006 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada. She married (1) Robert Goodell Edwards, son of Harry D. Edwards and Phyllis Virginia Goodell, about 1945. She married (2) George William Polera, son of Frank Polera and Rose Merigliono, about 1958.
Selina “Sally” Greenbaum, born 19 May 1936 in Larchmont, Westchester, New York; died 26 Jul 2007 at Riverdale, Bronx, New York.
She married (1) John Arch Schroedel, Jr., son of John Archibald “Arch” Schroedel and Mildred Lewis, on 2 Nov 1945 in New York City. They had four children, and divorced in November 1958. He was born 14 Jun 1919 in Hadley, Mercer, Pennsylvania; and died 23 Jul 1968 in White Plains, Westchester, New York.
She married (2) Henry Jerome Rosner, son of Samuel Rosner and Rosa Horowitz, on 29 Aug 1970. The marriage did not go well, and lasted only three months. They were legally divorced within the year. He was born 9 Mar 1909 in New York City and died 16 Mar 1982 in New York City.
She married (3) Warren Leo Rosenberg, son of Leo Henry Rosenberg and Florence C. Warren, on 26 May 1979 in New York City. He was born 29 Dec 1927 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
Lawrence Greenbaum and Gladys Tompkins had one daughter, born in 1938. Gladys also had a daughter from a previous marriage, who was adopted by Lawrence.
Edward Samuel3 Greenbaum (Samuel2, Louis1) was born on 13 Apr 1890 in New York. He died on 12 Jun 1970 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey. He married Dorothea Rebecca Schwarcz, daughter of Maximillian Michael Schwarcz and Emma Indig, on 21 Oct 1920 in Manhattan. She was born on 17 Jun 1893 in New York, and died in Apr 1986 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey.
His autobiography, entitled A Lawyer's Job, was published in 1967. His papers are kept at Princeton University.
Edward Greenbaum and Dorothea Schwarcz had two sons:
- David Samuel4 Greenbaum, born 13 Ooct 1923 in Manhattan; died 25 Aug 2011 in East Lansing, Ingham, Michigan. He married Ruth Dennis Burrit, daughter of Bailey Barton Buritt and Ruth Hogarth Dennis, on 22 Feb 1947 in Yonkers, Westchester, New York.
- “Ruth Burritt Wed to D. S. Greenbaum: Wears Gown of Ivory Silk at Her Marriage in Yonkers to Former Army Man,” The New York Times, 23 Apr 1947
Daniel Wolf Greenbaum, born 20 Sep 1926 in New York; died 13 Nov 2015. He married (1) Patricia Jean Duncan. She was born 4 Dec 1925 and died 4 Jun 1995 in Larchmont, Westchester, New York. They had two daughters. After her death, he married (2) Anne Barry.
Dan was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and worked as a civil engineer in New York City. He retired as managing partner at Volmer Associates. He raised his family in Mamaroneck and moved to Chillmark on Martha's Vineyard full-time in 2005.
- Martha's Vineyard Times obituary, 16 Nov 2015
Rachel Grace3 Greenbaum (Samuel2, Louis1) was born on 12 Jun 1894 in Manhattan, Kings, New York. She died in Jun 1986 in Scarsdale, Westchester, New York. She married Bennett Epstein, son of Morris Epstein and Celia Wertheimer, on 24 May 1917 in Manhattan. They divorced about 1936. He was born on 28 Jun 1882 in New York, and died on 19 Mar 1962 in White Plains, Westchester, New York.
Grace Greenbaum and Bennet Epstein had three children:
- Elizabeth Epstein, born 19 Sep 1918 in Manhattan; died 8 Jun 2015 in Valhalla, Westchester, New York. She married Samuel J. Duboff, son of Jacob Duboff and Dora, on 20 Jul 1941 in New York City. They had three children.
- Richard Bennett Epstein, born 3 Aug 1920 in New York. He married Judith Irene Dreifuss, daughter of Paul Dreifuss, on 18 May 1952 in White Plains, Westchester, New York. They had three children.
- Margaret Epstein, born 3 Feb 1924. She married Gerard Weinstock, son of Louis Weinstock and Celia Dubowy, on 15 Dec 1945 in Manhattan. They had three children. He was born 18 Mar 1919 in Manhattan and died 22 Jan 1981 in Manhattan.
Isabelle3 Greenbaum (Samuel2, Louis1) was born on 30 Dec 1896 in Manhattan, Kings, New York. She died on 21 Feb 1955 at the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Wingdale, Dutchess, New York.
She married Jacob Chauncy Stone, son of Louis Stone and Catherine Barret (or Bennet). He was born on 15 Jun 1894 in North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts. He died on 21 Mar 1981 in Palm Beach, Florida.
Isabelle Greenbaum and Jacob Stone had three sons:
Robert Lewis4 Stone, born 19 Dec 1921 in Manhattan, died 28 Jan 2009 in Boca Grande, Lee, Florida. He married (1) Mary Elizabeth Lee, daughter of Henry J. Lee, on 12 May 1951 in New York City. They had four children. She died in 1966. After her death, he married (2) Sheila Anne Muldowney, 4 May 1968 in New York City.
- New York Times obituary
- Wikipedia article
- Associated Press obituary (in the Los Angeles Times)
- Donald Stone, born in 1925. He married Jean Elaine Lawson on 22 Oct 1949 in Austin, Texas. They had four children.
James Hiram Stone, born 20 Dec 1925 in New York; died 14 Jan 2008 in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana. He married (1) Elizabeth Asbury, and (2) Joelle W. Rogers, daughter of Sol Joseph Rogers and Mirian Bogan (Boguslawsky). He had six children.
- New York Times obituary, 17 Jan 2008