Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
I am currently researching the ancestors of my mother's father, Samuel ROTTERSMAN (1895-1947). Samuel was the son of Isaac ROTTERSMAN, who was born in 1861 in Stanislawice, Poland, near Bochnia and died in 1931 in Bochnia. The family tree includes a lot of entries from Bochnia, Stanislawice, and Brzesko.
Isaac Rottersman was married twice. His first wife was Mishket (Malka) BLONSKI, who was born in 1860 in Cikowice. They apparently had seven children, but the only ones I was previously familiar with were my grandfather and two others. Two of his sisters were Sadie Rottersman SIZELER (1889-1965) and Esther Rottersman Blonski MENSZER (1897-1964).
Sadie and her husband Isaac had two sons born in Brzesko, A. Louis Sizeler (1910-1994) and Morris Sizeler (1912-1996). They immigrated to Memphis, TN, where Samuel had immigrated earlier, and later moved to New Orleans, LA. They had two daughters, Mildred (Millie) Sizeler LANDAU (1914-2000) and Ruth Sizeler HERZOG (1916-1994).
Esther married Isack BLONSKI and had one child, Nathan. Isack apparently died in 1918 in Bochnia, and afterward Esther and Nathan immigrated to New Orleans. Esther then married Joseph MENSZER and Nathan adopted his stepfather's name. Esther and Joseph had another son, Sam.
The other Rottersman siblings were Ryfka Ruchla ROTTERSMAN (1884-1909), who married Josef Hirsh ROTTERSMAN (formerly FLEISCHER) (1875-1941);Tauba ROTTERSMAN (1893-1941); Majer (1901-1915); and Rachel (1903-1905). Tauba married Josef Hirsh after Ryfka Ruchla's death.
After Malka Rottersman died in 1906, Isaac remarried. He married Itel LANDWIRTH, born in 1881 in Ludwinow. They had nine children, of which I only was aware of one, Nutke (Nathan) (1915-1996), who eventually settled in New Orleans. The others were Chaim Baruch (1907-1944); Meilech (1909-1945); Josef (1911-1945); Henne (1913-1945); Elle Rottersman FISZ (born 1918); Arye (1921-1922); Adel (died 1945); and Olga (died 1945). Itel died in 1939; most of her children perished in the Shoah.
We think Isaac Rottersman's father was named Szmuel, born in Wisnicz and died in Bochnia. In my research, I have found many other branches that may have ties to the region. The list is so numerous that I will not add it here, but you can read it with the attached file. I suspect that most of these Rottersmans are related. Please contact me if you are familiar with any of the names on the list.