Robert Hanscom <rodihan@...>
I am trying to place two sets of relatives who lived in Boskowitz
(Boskovice), Moravia, situated not too far north of Brno. Apparently,
Jewish records for Boskovice are limited and do not cover the time period
I need. Does anyone know which regional archives that would include this
town? I would like to write and see if I can get them to search their
census records for 1857 and 1869.
The families I am researching are KNOPFELMACHER and ZERKOWITZ. Moritz
KNOPFELMACHER (b. c.1828-1830) was married to Netti Beer, and resided in
Boskovice. He had four children: Julie, Samuel, Jacob, and Wilhelm
(later a well-known pediatrician in Vienna). I am attempting to discover
Moritz KNOPFELMACHER's birthplace and the names of his parents.
Leopold ZERKOWITZ (1851-1927) was born in Boskovice and was married there
in 1877 to Amalia ZUCHER (or ZWICKER) (1856-1933), also >from Boskovice.
They moved to Brno and had three known children: Sigmund, Fani, and
Wilhelm. I believe that Leopold's mother was one Amalia ZERKOWITZ who
died in Boskovice on 29 October 1897, but I have no leads on the identity
of his father.
Potentially, Boskovice census records >from the 1850s and 1860s would
include both of these families and resolve some (if not all) of my
questions. If anyone can give me some guidance as to where I might write
-- or any other advice about Boskovice --, it would be greatly
Andover, Massachusetts USA
Researching in Moravia / Vienna: TAUBER, ZWILLINGER, KNOPFELMACHER,
ZERKOWITZ, LAZAR, BRULL, POPPER v. PODHRAGY, WILHELM