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The Goldberg Family
Lewis Goldberg, my great-great-great-grandfather, was born in Prussia in 1797, and emigrated to the UK with his wife Hannah Brasch (born 1814) and six children - Simon, Joseph, Annie, Elizabeth (my great-great-grandmother), Phoebe and Philip. They lived briefly in Swansea in the late 1840s, where their seventh child Rebecca was born in 1849. Finally, they came to Nottingham, where they were living by 1851, and where their last child Minnie was born in 1853. In 1858, Lewis died in a most unfortunate and somewhat ironic manner. While fixing a mezuzah to a door-post at the top the stairs, he fell down the stairs and the hammer fell after him, burying itself in his skull.
Annie Goldberg married Jacob Hollander in Nottingham in 1856, and in 1861 a double marriage took place, also in Nottingham, between Elizabeth Goldberg and Lewis Karmel - my great-great-grandparents) and between Phoebe Goldberg and Wolf Flegeltaub.
Elizabeth and Lewis Karmel had 12 children in Nottingham (see Karmel page for further details). Annie and Jacob Hollander, and Phoebe and Wolf Flegeltaub, moved to Liverpool.
Following Lewis Goldberg's death, his widow Hannah and her children were impoverished, and in the early 1870s, members of both the Karmel family - Lewis's brothers Samuel Karmel and Jacob Karmel - and the Goldberg family - Hannah Goldberg and her 4 daughters Annie, Phoebe, Rebecca and Minnie - emigrated on from Nottingham to Ballarat, Australia (a centre of the Australian gold rush at the time) leaving Lewis and Elizabeth Karmel (my great-great-grandparents) in Nottingham.
The Hollander and Flegeltaub families settled in Australia where they thrived and many of their descendants still live. One of the Hollander branch, Robin Dalton, a well-known literary agent in the UK, wrote a book about her Australian Goldberg and Hollander ancestry, Aunts Up the Cross (Penguin 1965). Jacob Karmel and Hannah Goldberg's two youngest daughters, Rebecca Goldberg and Minnie Goldberg, also married, settled and thrived in Australia. Jacob married Rachel Moses. Rebecca and Minnie married the brothers Simon and Barnett Harris.
Another Goldberg family - the family of Simon Goldberg - arrived in Swansea at around the same time as Lewis Goldberg in the late 1840s. Given the early date for Jewish immigration to Wales, and the fact that these were the only two Goldberg families in Wales at the time, it seems highly likely that these two families were related.
From here onwards - UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The family of Lewis Goldberg
Elizabeth Goldberg (Karmel) (my great-great-grandmother)
For full details see the family of Lewis Karmel on the Karmel family page, here.
Annie Goldberg (Hollander)
Phoebe Goldberg (Flegeltaub)
Rebecca Goldberg (Harris)
Minnie Goldberg (Harris)
The family of Simon Goldberg