JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re Stenlauf or Steinlauf in Austria Hungary #general


Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Richard W. Schiff [27 July 2004 ] asks about the location of Stenlauf or
Steinlauf in Austro-Hungary ie the Habsburg Empire. He is researching the
Jacob KOHN family who lived in this town during the late 19th
century. Jacob Kohn married Pauline ENGLANDER.

I suspect this is part of Waag Neustadtl or Neustadt an der Waag also known
as Vag-Ujhely or Vagujhely in Hungarian with just over 20,000 inhabitants
today. In the19th century, the small town had a sizeable Jewish population.

The town which is now in Slovakia is known as Nove Mesto nad Vahom
or Nove Mesto. This is an area dealt with by the Hungarian SIG of
Jewishgen, but because many Jews migrated to Vienna, the capital of
the Habsburg Empire, Richard may well find family links on the
Bohemia-Moravia [Bohmor] SIG group. The name of the latter
SIG is misleading as it covers Vienna and the rest of Austria as well,
with its much larger Jewish population approaching 220, 000
at its height :

http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/bohmor/

Celia Male [UK]

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