Re: Bohemia: Neu Zedlisch #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>

Scott Leo wrote today: Last week Celia Male was kind
enough to begin researching my AUERBACH and
GOLDSCHMIDT surnames in the 1793 census of Jews in
Bohemia. In what appears to be breakthrough of sorts
for me, I was very pleased to receive in the mail
today the [U.S.] death certificate for my gt-gt
grandfather, Edward GOLDSCHMIDT [1848-1917], including
his and his parents' town of birth in Bohemia.... "New
Zetlich, Austria".

Jo Feitler >from Chicago has today added some
additional facts to our knowledge on this village nr
Tachau and Scott, you have now saved me a lot of work.

I feel vindicated in my conclusion last week when I
wrote about the 4 AUERBACH families of 1793 Bohemia -
three of which came >from the Pilsner Kreis:
"Statistically, we might assume that Fanny AUERBACH
[Scott's gtgtgt grandmother married to Abraham
GOLDSCHMIDT] came >from the Schonwald families, Pilsner
Kreis - but that needs to be verified with documentary
evidence. In the next posting, I will concentrate on
GOLDSCHMIDT and see if there is any correlation
between the names and the above locations."

I was in the middle of correlating GOLDSCHMIDT [and
variants] with AUERBACH and had written: In the
previous posting*, I investigated AUERBACH families in
Bohemia to try and pinpoint the possible places
Scott's gtgtgt-grandmother Fanny AUERBACH might have
come from. In the whole of Bohemia excluding Prague,
there were only 4 AUERBACH families.

Now it is the turn of his gtgtgt-grandfather's family
- the GOLDSCHMIED of Bohemia. Where could they have
come from? Eduard GOLDSCHMIED married in NY in 1878
and he was listed as having been born in Bohemia - his
father may who have been born as early as 1820, was
named Abraham GOLDSCHMIED and his father in turn, may
with luck, be listed in the 1793 census as a baby."

So now, finally here is the exciting news. In Gut Neu
Zetlitz [Nove Sedliste] living in Dorf Neuzetlitz,
Pilsner Kreis [cf AUERBACH], we find two Goldschmied

Moises a leather merchant, living in House No 2 with
wife Rachel, sons [in birth order] Israel, Abraham and

In another part of the house lives David, [probably
his brother or cousin] a fleece and cloth merchant,
with wife Rebcka [sic] and son Isak.

One of the GOLDSCHMIED boys listed above [or an as yet
unborn son] must have been the father of Abraham
GOLDSCHMIED. Abraham listed in the 1793 census, could
I suppose also have fathered a son in his very old
age! All that would have to be checked in the vital records
in Prague.

In 1793, there were 30 houses in Dorf Neuzetlitz,
inhabited by 31 Jewish families, all Schutzjuden. The
connection with Tachau, which Jo Feitler mentioned, is
substantianted by two items found in the small print
of the census and by cross-referencing: Davit [sic]
ASCHERER in 1793 is about to leave Neu Zetlitz to
marry in Tachau. The tobacco concessioner of Tachau,
Joachim NADTLER, has a large family - four sons and
two daughters. His Schutz however is >from Neu Zetlitz,
where he appears in the census as Joachim ADLER.

I can already see Scott standing outside House No 2,
Neu Zetlitz, if it still exists! How exciting.

Celia Male [U.K.]

* NB: the previous two postings of this thread were
entitled: Re: [austriaczech] Introduction

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