The Liebman –

Loveman Family


The New Jersey Liebmans

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Literary Lovemans

Loveman Merchants

Those Who Stayed Behind


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 The Cleveland Lovemans

akob Liebman (1808-1881), Yetta Karpel (1809-?) and their two youngest children were enumerated in the town of Zamutov in Zempln County on December 31, 1869. Also living with them in the two-room house were their son Abraham, his wife and a servant. Their home had a vestibule and a closet, with a stable and a granary on the property. The family owned two cows, three calves and a goat.

All told, Jakob and Yetta had at least eight offspring, listed below, and more than 50 grandchildren, most of whom wound up in Cleveland, Ohio, something of a magnet for Hungarian Jews at the end of the 19th century. 

Suve (1822 – bef 1843). Born in Zamutov, Suve married a cousin, Györke-born Mendel Meyer Liebman (1812-1888). Mendel is said to have gone to America in 1865 with his nephew Adolf B. Loveman, but eventually to have returned to Györke, where he died.

Iszak Wolf (1832-1876) and Sarah Glick (at right) and their five eldest children lived in a one-room house with a vestibule and a closet in 1869. He likely never emigrated to the U.S., but his wife and six of their eight children did.  The eight were: Marcus (1859-1915), Louis (1861-1940), Morris (1863-1920), Benjamin (1866-?), Joseph (1868-1934), Jacob (1870-?), Martin (1873-1951) and Rose (1884-1955). Joseph's son, William Julius Loveman (1891-1921) was a musician and a composer.

Hane (ca. 1833-?) and her husband, Elias Friedman (1831-?) were both born in Zamutov. They married there in 1853 and had four children: Chaim (1858-?), Sali (1857-?), Fani (1862-?) and Natan (1866-?).  No other records of them appear to have survived.

Lena (1840-1925) was enumerated with husband Aron Friedman (1840-1910), several children, and others in Zamutov in 1869. Only one of their ten children, Mendel (1877-1975), settled in the U.S.; he went to Cleveland and became Emil. The others stayed behind and most met tragic fates in the Holocaust. Lena  later lived in Rozhanovce, Slovakia.

Abraham (1842-1919) and Rose Glick (1843-1911) married in Hanušovce nad Topľou in 1867.  In about 1872, they left for Cleveland, where he owned a saloon. They had nine children in Cleveland between 1870 and 1890: Lena (1870-1923), Charles (1873-1952), Rose (1875-1926), Benjamin  (1877-1906), Albert (1879-?), Sarah (1880-?), Yettie, or Etta (1883-1910), Jacob (1886-1962) and William (1890-?).

  Emil and Jennie Goodfriend. Click to enlarge.

Jennie (1844-1925) was enumerated with her husband Mendel (Emil) Guttfreund (ca. 1840-1915) their eldest son and others in Zamutov in the 1869 census. Between 1866-1890, they had 10 children in Hungary before emigrating to Ohio in 1900 and bec0ming Goodfriends: Marcus (1866-?), Chaim (1870-?), Sara (1872-?), David (1874-1963), Rose (1877-1905), Elka (1879-?), Julia (1882-1949), Lena (1886-1962), Hannah (1887-1980) and Jacob (1890-1973).

Emanuel (1848-1913), married ca. 1872, probably in the U.S., though his wife Yetta (1857-1933) was Hungarian-born. They kept the Liebman surname, lived in Knoxville, Tennessee and had one child, Fannie (1876-1958) .

Marcus (1851-1937) married Lena Bloom (1855-1890). They had three children, Csewa (1872-1885?), David (1875-1955) and Catherine (1878-1959), before emigrating to the U.S. in 1877, and five more in Cleveland before Lena died at age 35: Yetta (1881-1943), Rose (1883-1953), Mary (1885-1980), Leah (1887-1890?) and Fanny (1890-aft 1972). Soon after, Marcus married Hermina Mittleman (1869-1946), also from Hungary, and between 1891-1903 she bore himsix more children: Louis (1891-1892), Ruth (1892-1964), Albert (1894-1961), Burton (1898-1954), Rhea (1900-1992) and Clifford (1903-1962). A paper and twine merchant, he helped found Temple B'nai Jeshurun.

Marcus and Lena Loveman, undated photo. Click to enlarge.

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