This is the summary of our Revue, issue 81, just off the press.
Aaron WORMS (1640 - 1722), Rabbi in Metz, is known through "Memoriaux
Alsaciens" by Moise Ginsburger and through entry # 839 in the Metz
Memorbuch. Pascal Faustini describes Aaron Worms’ family and origin in
Metz and Worms, based on unknown documents he has found in Metz Notary
deeds. He concentrates on his grandfather, Abraham Aberle LANDAU, Dayan
and parnass in Worms. Several namesakes had been mixed up, the confusion
being repeated without check-up by genealogists. Faustini applies the
same process to Sara BALLIN, Aaron’s wife, whose family tree he
publishes, based on 17th century sources.(p. 3)
The origin of a Parisian family: the Lehmann. (p. 10)
J.B. has recently unearthed documents about the couple Simon LEHMANN -
MINETTE MEYER and now shows their ancestral line. They lived in
Sarreguemines at the end of the 18th century and begot a large family of
bankers and high government officers. Simon’s ancestors are traced back
to the village of Romanswiller around 1700 while Minette’s are Court
Jews to the Lords of Hessen-Darmstadt and the Palatinate.
The Jews in Einville during the 19th century.(p. 19)
Einville is a small town near Luneville in Lorraine which has suffered a
lot during the 18th century: plague, famine, arson (mainly by the
French). Einville really started to prosper only in the early 19th
century. Francoise Job scrutinizes the specificities and evolution of
its Jewish families and establishes their detailed genealogy.
Georges Graner, our webmaster, statistically analyzes the
Questions/Answers section of our website. (p. 28)
A family meeting in Jerusalem in December 2004 has been initiated by
Lyse Schwarzfuchs for the descendants of Rabbi Leopold CAHN and his wife
Leonore Perle WEIL. Eliane Roos-Schuhl, with Jean-Francois Hurstel
assisting, reports about the work performed.(p. 30)
In November 2004 Pierre Katz has devoted a lecture at the Alsace local
group of our Cercle to a problem often encountered when practicing
Jewish genealogy: not to rely only on patronymics. A family belonging to
the Schwenheim community exemplifies the case. (p. 35).
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