Lesley Hannah <hannahl@...>
I'm hoping someone can help me with my husband's family. His mother was Elsie Rosenheim, born in London 1906; her father was Willy Rosenheim, a wine merchant born 1874 in London. I know (>from censuses) that Willy's father was Herman Rosenheim, born in Bavaria c1834.
Unfortunately that's all I know about Willy's family. He and his family lived in Hampstead London. I'm hoping to trace Herman's brothers and sisters, which will be the next step in finding his parents.
On the 1871 census there is a Joseph Rosenheim, also a wine merchant, living next door to Herman. He also came >from Bavaria. He could be a brother, but I can't be sure. I've found another Rosenheim wine merchant, Leopold Joseph - again, they're family names, but I don't know how to make the connection.There was a firm of wine shippers consisting of Herman, Max and Leopold Rosenheim and a Maurice Dunk operating in London and Bordeaux.
I have found numerous Births, Marriages and Deaths of Rosenheims >from the Hampstead area of London which are not recorded on JewishGen databases - all this information and no way of putting it together.
I'm hoping someone else will have the family on their tree and could point me in the right direction to take another step back along the family tree. Or maybe someone could suggest somewhere I could look to progress my searches.
I'll be very grateful.
Lesley S Davies