Re: Glïckstadt - portuguese jews to Emden #germany #scandinavia #sephardic

David Harrison

Dear All
I am sorry that I missed the original email.
When the pandemic travel restrictions end, possibly not far off, you might be able to get to Emden from Paris.  I visited their very small but very friendly Archive about 10 years ago.  I was searching for information of a distant relative in 1680.   The staff had excellent English and I would imagine that their French was good and of course their use of the Friesland dialect. I bought from the archive an excellent and not expensive book "Der Judische Friedhof in Emden" which relates about the Jewish Cemetaries in that town, in includes pictures of a plan of 1609 showing a cemetery, and also several old gravestones.  I was also told that they were working on a book of old Jewish families in the town.  We had started from the Hanover Archive, but in what had been Hanover the information is held in local areas, some of which are of interesting shapes which we think may have related to ancient land ownership.  You probably do not need reminding that during the seventeenth centaury the low countries were fighting Spain for their freedom and this could well be the reason for Sephardi Jews going to Emden rather than the adjacent Netherland towns which, like Emden have the same town plans with the old earth wall fortifications surrounded by a canal as a moat with another going through the town.
David Harrison, Birmingham, England
My only Sephardic relatives were ROCO in Amsterdam but maybe further,

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Subject: Re: [] Glïckstadt - portuguese jews to Emden #germany #sephardic #scandinavia

Dear All,


I do not know if the attached, Descendants of Bras Henriques, will help or is far too basic. It mostly comes from Geni, from my mother’s side of the family, but that is not unacceptable.


Hope it helps,


Mark Paul Stone (Lichtenstein)




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Subject: [] Glïckstadt - portuguese jews to Emden #germany #sephardic #scandinavia


We are a little group of people trying to verify if our ancestors born in Emden/Bunde/Jemgum in the 1600’s are really related to the Henrique family who settled in  Gluckstadt in the early 1600's.

Some researchers think that they would be children of  Josua Moses Henriques born in 1665 in Gluckstadt, Manuel Mendes Henriques Cohen born around 1640 in Gluckstadt, a Female Mussaphia Dionis Hinrichen born around 1640 in Gluckstadt or  Manuel Mendes Henriques Cohen born around 1640 in Gluckstadt (parents unknown), 

However, until now we found not written evidence on such link.
We have very little information on Glückstadt for this period, and we are looking for any document which could guide us and be evidence such a list of all list of Jewish residents between 1600-1700 in Glückstadt, a list of residents in Emden during this period, travel documents, etc...


 Thanks and best regards



Joelle Meyer from Paris
Looking for Meyer/Meijer/Meier and Nathan ancestors from the Emden region (Emden, Bunde, Jemgum, Wittmund, Leer, Aurich, Norden during the 18th century


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