I'm seeking information on the ancestry of the Wuerzburger Rav, Isaac Dov
BAMBERGER (Seligman Baer) b. Wiesenbronn, Bavaria 1807, died Wuerzburg 1878.
He was a renowened scholar and author, and leader of Orthodoxy in South
Germany (Most of the rabbis, scholars, and publishers named BAMBERGER are his
Very little is know of his ancestry. His grandfather was Nathan of
Wiesenbronn, reputed to have been a scholar, perhaps though the village
teacher, chazan and shochet.
Does anyone know for sure whether the family ever resided in or near Bamberg?
Perhaps >from Zeckendorf, a village a few miles to the east of Bamberg, which
served as the seat for the Bamberg Rabbinate in the long period in which jews
were not allowed to live in that town. Zeckendorf produced a number of
outstanding scholars--a number of whom were known to have been Levites, like
the Wuerzburger Rav.
Michael Bernet, New York
WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER