As of my 2022 research and DNA analysis of many Blieden cousins, I am assuming that Samuel was the brother of Isaac and son of Iudel.

In the Tax and Voter List of 1845, Shmuel (Samuel) was listed as being very poor and unable to pay his Box Tax. The Box Tax was a tax on kosher meat and was used to pay the Rabbi’s salary as well as other social needs.

1845 Tax List for Shmuel

Samuel had a son named Nochum (Norman, Nathan). Nochum was married to Sara Winekeur, daughter of Theodore and Ethel Winekeur. Nochum was a trader in Riga, Latvia, but emigrated to the New World and settled in Louisville, Kentucky.

Nochum Blieden's Family Tree

Nochum died November 12, 1900, in Louisville, Kentucky. He is buried in Keneseth Israel Cemetery in Lousiville.

Nathan Blieden's gravestone in Lousiville, KY

One of Nochum’s sons was Isaak, who was born in Riga, Latvia. He was born in 1873 and died in 1953 in Jefferson City, Kentucky. Isaak married Minnie Harutz. They had 2 daugthers, Hannah and Miriam, and one son named Norman.

Issac and Minnie Blieden
issac and Minnie Blieden, circa 1947
Sisters, Hannah and Miriam Blieden
Sisters, Hannah and Miriam Blieden

Isaac died Januay 18, 1953 and is buried in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.

Isaac and Minnie Blieden Gravestones


  • Box Tax
  • LitvakSig Tax and Voter List