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Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive, issue 108, Winter 2011
Guy Worms explains how the hyphenated surname STRAUSS-KAHN was formed.
The story takes place in Alsace. In 1808 Feistel Joseph becomes Joseph
STRAUSS at Haguenau (Bas-Rhin). His ancestry is given up to the 17th
century. His great-grandson Gaston Strauss is born in 1875. Another
Alsatian family is the KAHN family (a local spelling of Cohen) which is
also tracked up to the 17th century. Max Marius Kahn is born in 1904.
Gaston Strauss and Marius Kahn are remote cousins. Gaston Strauss' wife
is a catholic girl named Yvonne Stengel and they have a son Gilbert
Strauss in 1918. Gaston Strauss has been seriously wounded during WW1
so that he calls his cousin Marius to help him in his business. After
Gaston's death in 1934, his widow marries Marius in 1937. The latter
decides to adopt his step-son Gilbert in 1939. After this adoption,
Gilbert is officially called Gilbert Strauss-Kahn. Therefore this
surname comes >from the two husbands of Yvonne Stengel.

In the last issue of this journal Pascal Faustini looked for the
origins of the Wolf and Berr ORCHEL families >from Nancy. In the present
one, Pierre-André Meyer details some documents which allow to establish
the links between these families. He shows marriage contracts, after
death inventories, donations and family boards.

Avraham Malthête has studied the register of circoncisions of the mohel
Jacob HALPHEN (1828-1865) >from Bourbonne-les-Bains (Haute-Marne). This
register was given in 2009 to the Alliance Israélite Universelle library
by Mr Denis Marciano. This mohelbuch contains 605 acts >from many
different places all over in France. Members of the CGJ are concerned by
several of these acts.

Bernard Lyon-Caen was interested in the Alsatian surname Oury and
found that it was changed into Ury or Uhri among the offsprings of a
same ancestor in the 19th century.

Our Chairman, Bruno Bloch, provide us his children's ancestry. Only 7
generations are included in the present issue. The complete work,
totalizing 41 generations (up to an ancestor born ca. 635), can be
consulted on our website in the Members' corner.

This issue also reminds you to register for the 32nd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Paris July 15-18, 2012. Look at

Georges GRANER (Paris-France)

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