The Liebman –

Loveman Family


The New Jersey Liebmans

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The Cleveland Lovemans

The Southern Lovemans

Literary Lovemans

Loveman Merchants

Those Who Stayed Behind


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 The New Jersey Liebmans - I

our of Izsak and Rezi  Liebman’s five children, all born between 1840 and 1855, emigrated from Slovakia to New Jersey. Nothing is known of Abraham (1844-?), the second child, who is the one who did not. It is entirely possible that he did not survive to adulthood.

According to the 1869 Census of Zemplén County, Izsak Liebman was a self-employed landowner who had only one eye and who was divorced from his wife. Click on the thumbnails above to enlarge the documents.

The eldest child, Hani (1840-1930), got to Newark in 1897, but continued west three years later, together with her husband, Samuel Gottlieb (ca. 1843-  ?) of Jastrabie nad Topľou and their four children. They wound up in Cleveland, Ohio, where they joined several of Hani's cousins.
Chaia (1848-1930), later known in the U.S. as Annie, emigrated some time in the 1880s or early 1890s. She married Jacob Newman (1843-1917) from the town of Hanušovce nad Topľou in 1870 in Zamutov and had several children with him there. Only the names of Moses (1876-?) and Rose (1879-1977) are known, and Rose appears to have been the only child to survive to adulthood. She joined her parents in America.

Annie lived at 30 Jones Street in Newark from at least 1904 until after 1911. The 1910 census listed her as having borne five children, of whom only one was still living.  She spoke Yiddish, could not read or write, and did not work outside the home. In the 1930 census, she and her daughter and son-in-law were enumerated at 74 Pacific Street, Newark, a home valued at $20,000. She had not naturalized as an American citizen. She died shortly after and is buried in Newark's Grove Street Cemetery.

Undated photo of Rose Newman, husband Joseph Alter and mother Annie Liebman Newman. Click to enlarge.

Rose Newman. Click for capsule biography.

Vranov nad Topľou muster rolls testify that Markus Liebman was exempted from military service because he was the only son of his father.

The first surviving record of Izsak’s son Mordechai (a.k.a. Markus; 1856-ca. 1888) is his listing in the 1869 Census of Zemplén County. He was enumerated as a child in his father’s home in Zamutov, possibly working on the family farm. The record gave his date of birth as 1856.  A family story placed him in the Hungarian countryside when a prince rode by and threw a few coins into a nearby stream. He reportedly dived in to retrieve them and, in so doing, got badly chilled and never recovered his health.

On 6 Jul 1886, Markus Liebman filed a Declaration of Intention to become a U.S. citizen with the Essex County Court of Common Pleas. He died not long afterward.

Markus married Gittel (Katie) Glick (1857-1922) in Europe some time after 1869, and they had two daughters: Reisel, or Rose (1876-1967) and Scheindel, or Jennie (1879- 1916).  Markus came to the U.S. via Hamburg in 1882, and Katie and the children sailed from Bremen two years later aboard the S.S. General Werder, arriving in New York on 25 Jul 1884.  The family moved to Newark. Soon after, sons Isidor (1885-1968) and Benjamin (1887-1945) were born. 


Markus probably died shortly after Benjamin's birth, still in his early 30s. When and where, and where he is buried, remain mysteries. After his death, Katie remarried, to Galician-born Alexander Gottfried (1858-?), and had three more children.





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