Seek Clara SAMSON - Oberbronn, Elsass 18th Century #germany


isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

Hello friends GerSigers
I have been trying for quite a while to trace the ancestors of my g...g
grandmother, CLARA SAMSON, who was living in Oberbronn, Elsass during
the 18th century, but so far no results.

She was married to Henoch FRAENKEL SG"L, son of R' Tzvi Hirsch FRAENKEL.
Henoch lived in Frankfurt am Main probably until 1742 and then moved to
Oberbronn, Elsass [Alsace]. In a marriage contract >from 1754 of her
daughters (Ritschel) Clara signed in Hebrew "Klerle, Eshet R' Henoch
SG"L". In German she is referred to as "CLARA SAMSON". I looked for the
names Clara and Samson (Shimshon) in Ettlinger's "Ele Toldot" and there
was none that could fit. She was probably not >from Frankfurt a.Main. In
the census >from 1784 she appears in Oberbronn as a widow with a son living
with her, named Seeligman. Other children that Clara (Samson) and Henoch
SG"L (Fraenkel) had: 1. Ritschel, married to Jacob KAHN (Oberbronn,
Elsass); 2. Israel 3. R' Itzchak (Itzik) SG"L, FRAENKEL, Hena (Fordon,
d. 1754).

Any information (or suggestion) concerning Clara SAMSON, her ancestors
and the other people mentioned above would be greatly acknowledged.

Isak Gath Haifa, Israel E-mail: isak@bm.technion.ac.il

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