JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching: GANZ, GANS and BRUMLIK #general


Claude Ganz <Iclaudius@...> wrote:

Does anybody have information about these three family names from
The current issue of "American Jewish History, published by AJHS in
Waltham, MA has a fascinating essay by Gary C. Grassl entitled "Joachim
Gans of Prague: The First Jew in English America". Joachim Gans, a
German Jewish expert in metals and mining, was employed by Queen
Elizabeth's government to improve the operations of the Royal Mines. He
reached America in 1585 where he was to "find and test the metals that
were to make everyone's fortune". The essay includes some genealogical
information. Maybe your ancestor??

David Rosen
Boston, MA

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