I have often found wonderful documents outside of my biological
family and this is a great example. I recently visited my first
cousin in New York who handed me three scrolls he didn't want.
Scroll 1 contains the ancestors of Leiser Grunhut (1657-1731) of
Halberstadt. It purportedly goes back to Rabbi Yohanan Aschkenaz
(abt 1280), who was the father of Rabbi Joseph Treves (abt 1313)
of Marseilles. It was prepared by Dr. Alfred Frank, 1 April 1937,
and is based on research done by Dr. Markus Secklash, Berlin, 1936,
and >from the Stammbuch der Juden Frankfurt by Dr. Alexander Dietz,
Scroll 2 contains the descendants of Rabbi Leiser Grunhut, (1657)
and contains the families of Grunhut, Liebermann, Wolf, Frank,
Meyer-sust and Blachstein. It was prepared by Dr. Alfred Frank and
is dated 1 Apr 1937.
Scroll 3 contains the descendants of Karl Frank of Harzgerode
(1809-1882) and Rosalie Blachstein (1808-1894). It was prepared by
Dr. Alfred Frank and is dated 1 Apr 1937.
My first cousin's mother was a descendant of the Grunhut family. I
am related to my first cousin's father. I wish I could find
documents like this for my dad's family!
Please contact me if you would like copies of these documents.