[5.4] Amalie ESKELES (b. 31 July 1859 Kelsterbach)
m. (7 Aug. 1889) [5.24] Leopold MAYERFIELD
(b. 9 May 1858 Biebesheim, d. 4 Oct. Frankfurt/M.), grain and livestock trader.
They settled in Biebesheim where Leopold was a cattle dealer.
Their first child was stillborn or lived only a few days. Then they had 2 children.
After Leopold's death, she sold their home and went to live with her son Arthur in
Frankfurt/M., occasionally visiting her daughter Hanna in Hannover.
- [4.27] Johanna MAYERFELD (b. 3 June 1891 Biebesheim, d. 16 Oct. 1968 Silver Spring, MD)
m. (17 Aug. 1919) [4.32] Leopold ROSE (b. 30 Sep. 1879 Neustadt, d. 20 Feb. 1971 Rockville, MD),
butcher in downtown Hanover,
son of Abraham ROSE and Golda BLOCH.
Training in German army in the field artillery 1901-1902, joined the reserves, and
was called to active duty in 1914. Served both in France and the eastern front until
end of war in 1919.
(Leopold had previously married [4.33] Johanna BLUMENTHAL (d. 1919), and had a child from that
marriage: [3.37] Paula ROSE who married [3.36] Eric RAPP.)
After the end of the war, Bernhard SPEIER and
Meta SPEIER introduced Leo ROSE to Johanna MAYERFELD.
His meat business flourished until 1933 when the Nazis came to power and denied him access to the cattle
market. In January 1939 he emigrated to the U.S.A. with his wife and son Werner ROSE due to the
efforts of Fred GOLDNER, Sr.
Leo, Hanna, Kurt and Werner ROSE lived together in Nashville for a few years. Leo
worked briefly for a meat packing company, and also had for a while the meat department in a small grocery
- [3.32] Kurt ROSE (b. 20 June 1920 Hanover, d. 24 Feb. 2005).
Thanks to Kurt ROSE for donating the The ESKELES Genealogy
by Zeev ESHKOLOT, and bringing the book to my attention.
Worked in father's butcher shop and sausage factory in Hanover.
Studied bookkeeping and public speaking at Watkins Institute Night School in Nashville.
Worked as stock clerk for Sam Levy & Co. Wholesale Shoe Co. 1937-1941,
and Bijou Amusement Co., a chain of theaters, 1941-1968.
Transferred to Meridian, MS in 1945 to manage a theater.
Went into food business until his return to Nashville where he worked in a delicatessen, sold
automobiles, was manager of an auto parts store, a frozen yogurt store and worked for
Kurt first married (23 Apr. 1947 Meridian)
[3.33] Joan LOEB
(b. 27 Feb. 1921 New York City, d. 19 Oct. 1950 Meridian, MS during
childbirth) daughter of Henry Switzer LOEB and Carlotta GEISENBERGER
from Natchez, Mississippi.
Kurt ROSE remarried (29 June 1952 Birmingham, AL)
[3.35] Dorothy JOSEPH (b. 3 Sep. 1921 Birmingham, AL, d. 15 Oct. 1972 Meridian, MS).
- [2.45] Carol Ann ROSE (b. 17 Oct. 1950 Meridian, MS)
email@example.com. Worked as social worker
for children services and sales associate for a wholesale record distributor in Cleveland.
Manager of a record store in Cincinnati. Then sales representative for a private
Carol married (17 June 1973 Meridian, MS)
[2.44] Lesley Stewart APPEL (b. 8 Aug. 1951 Cincinnati, OH) podiatrist.
Les and Carol operate a business called Stable Step which distributes shoe
soles called Power Step.
Children: [1.17] Benjamin David APPEL (b. 13 Apr. 1982 Cincinnati, OH) and
[1.52] Denise Joan APPEL (b. 13 Feb. 1987 Cincinnati, OH)
- [2.46] Arlene Susan ROSE (b. 26 Aug. 1954).
Worked for ministry of labour and social welfare, Israel (1978-1979).
Counselor at Atlanta Center for Reproductive Health (1976-1978),
Director of Social Services at Betany Gardens, Clearwater, FL. (1985-1986).
Social Worker at geriatric medical center in Netanya, Israel (1990).
Arlene married (12 Aug. 1979 Nashville)
[2.47] Yaron PUKACH (b. 30 Oct. 1952 Hadera, Israel), Engineer. Children:
[1.18] Dorit Malka PUKACH (b. 21 Apr. 1981 Charlottsville, VA),
[1.19] Daniel Yair PUKACH (b. 17 Aug. 1984 Clearwater, FL),
[1.47] Khagit PUKAKH (b. 9 Aug. 1987 Nathanya) and
[1.59] Alon PUKACH (b. 2 Aug. 1989 Nathanya)
- [2.48] Janet Gayle ROSE m. (29 Sep. 1955 Birmingham, AL), studied psychology at Univ.
of Florida, president of ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training) in Wilmette.
Janet married (18 Nov. 1984 Chicago)
[2.38] David BLUM (b. 10 July 1955 Chicago). Children:
[1.29] Meryl Elisa BLUM (b. 19 Feb. 1986 Chicago) and
[1.20] Andrew Robert BLUM (b. 29 Nov. 1988 Chicago)
- [2.49] Ellen Frances ROSE (b. 28 Sep. 1957 Meridian, MS)
m. (24 Aug. 1980 Nashville)
[2.51] David William LEVY (b. 12 Jan. 1956 Nashville, TN). Children:
[1.21] Joseph Mark LEVY (b. 13 July 1985 Nashville, TN) and
[1.57] Marci Diane LEVY (b. 5 Oct. 1988 Nashville, TN).
- [2.50] Robin Lynn ROSE (b. 4 Feb. 1964 Meridian, MS), studied computer accounting at Nashville Technical
- [3.38] Werner ROSE (b. 19 Oct. 1922). Apprentice for a company manufacturing and
selling uniforms until the business was destroyed in Kristallnacht 1938.
Emigrated with his parents to Nashville in Jan. 1939.
Attended night school while working in a wholesale house and then in a photo finishing
plant. Entered US Army in July 1943 being assigned to US Army Engineers.
Worked on both end of the Burma road, first in India and then at Kunming, China
while attached to Burma Road Engineers. Discharged in Jan. 1946 as Sergeant.
Studied and worked as portrait photographer in Washington DC.
Worked for department store as department manager, buyer and then merchandise manager.
Werner married (19 Jan. 1957)
[3.39] Evelyn HELFER (b. 26 May 1928 Birmingham, AL).
Evelyn worked for insurance company, then legal secretary for General Accounting Office,
Bureau of Customs, and Agency for International Development.
Contact: Evelyn's brother Harold HELFER's son H. Mark HELFER
- [2.52] Sharon Lynn ROSE (b. 24 Aug. 1958 Washington DC), BA Univ. of Maryland in Business Administration.
Sharon married (8 June 1980)
[2.54] Jeffrey COHEN (b. 24 March 1958 Washington DC), son of Ruth and Herbert COHEN, works
for Meat Department at Giant Food.
They have three Children:
[1.37] Mallery Susan COHEN (b. 21 Aug. 1984 Columbia MD),
[1.38] Corey Howard COHEN (b. 30 June 1986 Columbia MD), and
[1.97] Kyle Bryan COHEN (b. 20 Mar. 1989 Columbia MD)
- [2.53] Raymond Alan ROSE (b. 28 Apr. 1961)
studied theater at Univ. of Maryland.
Works for a bookstore specializing in Science Fiction and Comic Books.
- [4.28] Arthur MAYERFELD (b. 21 Oct. 1892 Biebesheim, d. 24 June 1952 New York City), leather worker in
Offenbach. Entered German army in 1914, promoted to sergeant. Shot in elbow on the Western Front
shortly after the outbreak of the war. After a long convalescence, he was posted to gassison duty in
Friedburg, Oberhessen where he met his first wife Ida BECKER.
He returned to the Western front in 1917 and almost immediately received severe shrapnel wounds.
After convalescence, he remained on garrison duty until the end of the war.
Arthur first married (19 Dec. 1919) [4.29] Ida BECKER (b. 3 Oct. 1889 Stammheim, d. 5 Jan. 1944
New York City)
youngest daughter of Kathe nad Leopold BECKER. Ida had worked as a secretary in
Ida and Arthur moved to Frankfurt/M. and had two children.
Arthur remained in the leather trade and established his own leather wholesale business in Offenbach
in 1927. The business prospered until Kristallnacht (1938) when the premises were demolished and looted.
Ida and Arthur soon left for England and then the US in April 1939.
Their immigration was sponsored by Fred GOLDNER of Nashville.
Arthur remarried (1945) Fanny LUSTIG (b. 10 Sep. 1894 Fechenbach, d. 1978
New York City).
Arthur continued to work in the leather business in New York until his death in 1952.
- [3.28] Walter MAYERFELD (b. 3 Jan 1921 Frankfurt/M., d. 26 Dec. 1983 Evanston, IL).
Sent to Leather Sellers Technical College in London in 1936 to learn the tanning trade.
Emigrated to US in 1938 sponsored by Fred GOLDNER of Nashville.
Worked in tanneries in Maine and New Jersey until he entered the US Army in 1942.
During World War 2 served as Military Police non-commissioned officer in various installations
throughout the US until discharge in March 1946.
first married and divorced [3.29] Steffi ROBERTS (anglicized from Steffi ROSENBAUM).
They moved from New York to Chciago in 1951 where he established a successful business as a sales representative
for various leather goods manufacturers. They had two children:
Walter MAYERFELD remarried and divorced [3.41] Dorothy VALKO.
- [2.40] Russell K. MAYERFELD (b. 25 May 1952 Chicago) certfied public accountant
m. (28 June 1980) [2.39] Anne ALBRECHT (b. 14 Jan. 1955 Troy, NY).
Children: [1.43] Catherine Emily MAYERFELD (b. 17 Mar. 1986 Kenilworth, IL)
and [1.98] Christopher Michael MAYERFELD (b. 5 June 1989 Chicago, IL)
- [2.41] Pamela MAYERFELD (b. 10 July 1958 Chicago, IL) electronic engineer
m. (22 Sep. 1986) [2.98] Richard HALLSTED (b. 4 Mar. 1957 Tucson, AZ).
Daughters: [1.100] Kristin Allison HALLSTED (b. 9 June 1990 Palo Alto, CA)
and [1.109] Kimberley D. HALLSTED (b. 12 Apr. 1993 Palo Alto, CA)
Walter finally married (1 Jan. 1974) [3.56] Irene SIMON (b. 13 Dec. 1925 Chicago, IL)
- [3.30] Ernest MAYERFELD (b. 19 Oct. 1925 Frankfurt/M.). Emigrated to England in December 1938.
Stayed with family friends one week before being reunited with his parent. They emigrated
to the US in April 1939. After high school in Brooklyn, Ernest worked as a clerk in a law firm until
being drafted into the US Army in March 1944.
Served as private in infantry and was slightly wounded near Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge on
In June 1945, he reclaimed family house in Frankfurt.
Served out his military service with the US Army of Occupation until discharge in April 1946.
Ernest married (7 Nov. 1954) [7.31] Marilyn ERHLICH (b. 26 Aug. 1929
New York City), a fellow student
at Brooklyn College.
Ernest then got his BA and JD at the University of Michigan.
Worked for the Foreign Service of the US from 1951 to 1971 in Washington, Munich, Brussels,
Istanbul, Frankfurt, Zurich and Helsinki.
From 1975 to 1986, he worked as a lawyer for the C.I.A.
Private law practice in Washington DC.
Marilyn did graduate work in sociology at Columbia University and conducted social
research for the government and private institutions.
- [2.43] Prof. Jason (Jamie) Matthew MAYERFELD (b. 4 Oct. 1963 New York City),
firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Prof. of Political
Science at the University of Washingotn, Seattle, Washington.
- [2.42] Dianne Becker MAYERFELD (b. 14 Oct. 1956 Antwerp) environmental scientist, married
[2.95] Michael BELL (b. 6 June 1957 Providence, RI) author and environmentalist.
Son: [1.99] Samuel Wade BELL (b. 7 July 1989 New Haven, CT)
- [2.96] Andrew Charles MAYERFELD
(b. 10 May 1958 Brussels, d. 8 May 1960 Frankfurt/M.)
Numbers in brackets are references to
The ESKELES Genealogy
by Zeev ESHKOLOT.
Daniel E. LOEB,