Sephardic SIG #Sephardim RE: sephardic digest: November 01, 2006 #sephardic

Roy Pologe <roy@...>

Benveniste antecedant info:

My own family line is paper trail traceable >from 1588 onward, with periodic
interruption. Prior knowledge before 1588 relies on conjecture. However,
Beneviste antecedents married into family. Beneviste family history
parallel with my family's post Iberia demographics, e.g., Holland, Germany,
(Hamburg). Eventually into Galicia, >from where immediate paternal
forebearers immigrated to US. In your vicinity if you care to discuss this
further. Doesn't JesishGen do wonderful stuff?

Roy Pologe

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1. Sephardic Jews in Germany


Subject: Sephardic Jews in Germany
From: "Cary Aufseeser" <cary@...>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 11:35:40 -0500
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My family heritage is German Jewish, but we have an oral tradition of
Sephardic descent on both my father's and mother's side. I have been able to
trace one ancestral line back to Barcelona and Gerona, and that is my
BENVENISTE line. I wonder if there is any information on four other lines of
possible Sephardic origin that I am also trying to trace.

My ancestors >from this line, beginning with Moses SPANIER, came from
Stadthagen, Germany and settled in Hamburg in the 17th century. I don't know
where they came >from before they settled in Stadthagen.

I can trace this line to Reckendorf, Bavaria, before they settled in Hamburg
in the 19th century. The original Sephardic surname was LUPO or LUPE.

We have an oral tradition that these ancestors originally >from Spain,
traveled through Scotland and London before settling in Breslau, Silesia
(which was once in Prussia, and is now called Wroclaw, Poland).

This Cohen family supposedly of Sephardic origin, settled in the Franconia
area of Northern Bavaria.

Cary Aufseeser
Newton, MA



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