Re: Help with the town of Kashmin #general
Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
First of all, please register your interests with the JewishGen Family
Finder. Lots of people read this mailing list, but JGFF has over
200,000 registered researchers, including quite a few for Pleszew and...
"Kashmin" is probably Koschmin, now Kozmin. It's about 15 km WSW of
Pleszew/Pleschen, and halfway between Krotoszyn and Jarocin.
A good source of info would be Heppner & Herzberg, _Aus Vergangenheit
und Gegenwart der Juden und der jued. Gemeinden in den Posener Landen_
(Koschmin and Bromberg, 1909). Dr. Heppner was the rabbi in Koschmin at
the time. pp. 541-553 deal with Koschmin. It's downloadable--anyone
have the URL handy? I seem to have misplaced it.
By the way, the 90% figure ("not naturalized") is problematic. There
are over 5000 names on the naturalization list >from 1834-5. They are
all heads of households or other individuals living independently. Even
using a conservative figure of 3 people per family (4 or 4.5 is more
common), this means that 15000 Jews were naturalized at that time. Did
Posen really have a Jewish population of 150,000? I don't think so.
Finally, there are some LDS films with records >from Pleschen and
Koschmin. Check out http://www.jri-poland.org or
http://www.familysearch.org for more details.
Goal: identify town know as Kashmin on a US tombstone in 1868 as it relates
After 30 years, the tombstone of my great great grandfather Sylvester Louis
The family is of "German" heritage with the various censuses using an
So, I seek help in identifying the town of Kashmin and how close it may
I can send the Hebrew transcription of the town >from the stone and an actual
I also seek who or what I could contact for the records of the Jews ofMODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Family Finder is at