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  • loeser Goldstein (1775 - d.)
    Source is from here: But I doubt all facts are accurate - because how could 2 brothers have exactly the same name? Maybe they were not brothers after all - just 2 people with the same name. -Mendy ...
  • Carolina Muenzer (1821 - 1857)

The objective of this project is to figure out the first generation of The Goldstein family. There's some anonymous site ( that gives the following info:

Unknown Goldstein had 2 children:

   +Loeser Eliezer Samuel GOLDSTEIN 

The Geni tree reflects this. For the sake of this discussion let's call the first Löser, Löser A, and the second Löser (our g-g-g-grandfather), Löser B.

I'm sure there is a mistake here because:

A) How could 2 brothers have the same name?

B) Löser B allegedly is the first one to adopt the name Goldstein (as stated in the Ulrich article), his original name being Smolenski. Did his brother Löser A have the same surname?

C) If Löser B's full name name is Eliezer Samuel - why did he give his son the name Samuel? (As we could see on the authentic family tree here:

D) According to Löser A, had a son Bernhard Goldstein, according to our tree Löser B had a son Bernhard Goldstein. Is it a coincidence?

E) According to, Löser A's son Bernhard married Caroline LAQUEUR. According to our tree Löser B's son Bernhard also married someone called Caroline LAQUEUR. A double coincidence?

Perhaps, the other brother is no brother at all - the guy who made the family tree just put them together my mistake. or the other brother's name was Samuel not Löser.