Re: MOSS, MOISE and ESCH{E}WEGE families of Hohenems, Vorarlberg, Bolzano and Hanau, Hesse #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Yesterday, I wrote about these families listed in the 1861 census of England.
There are many transcription errors which makes this interesting family group
hard to spot. As a result of further research on David MOSS's cousin Hannah, I
have changed the subject line. These families are apparently all related.

Here are the most confusing entries in the census:
David MOSS Age: 45 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816; Spouse's name: Henrietta;
Where born: Hohenems Voralberg [sic], Cheshire, England

Solomon ESCHEWEGE {sic} appears as Saloman Eschawege
Age: 29 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832 Relation: Brother-in-law
Where born: Hesse, Hanan [sic], Unmarried.

Cousin Hannah is even harder to decipher - she appears thus:
Name: Hannah Alarx Age: 21 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Relation: Cousin; Where born: Boken Tywl Amtrin [sic] Unmarried

I read Hannah's family name yesterday as possibly Noix? >from Botzen [Bolzano,
Tyrol] but this morning, I had a brain wave. Looking at it again and the
various ways of writing the capital letter *M'* in 1861/1871, I saw the
*light*.
I read it clearly as *MOISE*. That is so obvious, why did I not see it
yesterday? The family was called MOSS in England, MOOS or MOSES in Hohenems
before the name changes, but the Italianate cousin is called Hannah MOISE!

re the Jewish community of Hohenems:
http://www.jm-hohenems.at/index.php?id=2010&#9001;=1

If you look at a map you will see that the Hohenems Jewish community [settled
in 1617] must have been a melting pot - Swizerland, Germany and Italy are all
very close. Indeed, the history of the Vorarlberg, intimately bound up with the
Habsburg family, reflects this and is most fascinating. Vorarlberg was only
united with Austria in 1814:

http://www.vorarlberg.at/english/wai/pdf/chronologicalhistoryofvor.pdf

Celia Male [U.K.]

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