The Lowe Family Tree

Kunigunda Fleischmann

Born and raised in Gunzendorf, Bavaria to parents currently unknown, Kunigunda met her husband and had her first child in Germany before they boarded the ship Waesland at the age of 23 and headed for America. 4 months after their arrival, she married husband Henry in New York City. In all they raised 8 children together in Manhattan. Kuni lived to be 78 years old.

Samuel Sterneveld

Born in Zutphen, Netherlands, the son of a Jewish baker, Samuel relocated to Germany at 13 years old where he learned his father's trade. After marriage he would immigrate to New York City in hopes of a better life in Manhattan, where Sam would take up work as a news dealer and raise five children before his untimely death at the age of 48.

Barbara E. Steinheimer

Bertha, as she was known, was born under the name Barbara Steinheimer to parents Heinrich Steinheimer and Kunigunda Fleischmann.1 Her parents were recent immigrants from Bavaria (Germany), arriving 7 years prior. She grew up with 3 older siblings and 4 younger siblings. They were brothers John, Henry, and George, and sisters Margaret, Gertrude, Rose, and Anna.

Philip Sternefeld

Philip Sternefeld was born 24 July 1891 in Manhattan, New York, New York, USA at 217 E. 122nd Street, East Harlem. His parents Samuel Sternefeld and Babetta "Barbara" Scheierman, were Jewish immigrants. Samuel had arrived in New York 10 years earlier from the Netherlands (sometime referred to as Holland) and Babetta 7 years before Sam from Germany.