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Bad Salzungen Jewish Community & Roeschen SCHMIDT nee EISEMANN #germany

Ralph Baer
 

I am writing to ask if anyone has researched the Bad Salzungen Jewish community.

I have written before enquiring about my EISEMANN family ancestors. New
information is causing me to ask a related question. My great-great-great-
grandmother Roeschen SCHMIDT nee EISEMANN was born about 1812 in an unknown place.
She married on 16 December 1839 to Seligmann SCHMIDT of Grosskrotzenburg near
Hanau, Hessen. She died on 19 March 1872 in Grosskrotzenburg.

Her parents were Gumpel EISEMANN and Vogele. There is no indication of Roeschen's
birthplace on any document which I have seen.

In response to an earlier query, I learned that there was a Gumpel EISEMANN living
in Barchfeld (Werra) in 1720. (Barchfeld was once in Hessen. It is now in
Thueringen.) While this Gumpel was born much too early to have been the father of
a woman born about 1812, he conceivably could have been the grandfather or great-
grandfather of the Gumpel whom I am looking for. A search of the 19th century
vital records of Barchfeld did not turn up EISEMANNs still living there in the
19th century. It is still quite possible that the Gumpel mentioned in 1720 was
my ancestor, and the family was somewhere else in the 19th century.

Recent research at the LBI resulted in my noting that there were EISEMANN families
living in Bad Salzungen in more recent times. Bad Salzungen is a larger place
than Barchfeld and less than five miles away. It seems to be a logical place for
people to have moved.

I add that there is an entry in the FTJP showing EISEMANNs in Bad Salzungen who
earlier lived in Bauerbach, Baden. If this is indeed where the Bad Salzungen
EISEMANNs came from, then it is less likely to be my family.

Ralph N. BAER Washington, DC ursusminor@...


German SIG #Germany Bad Salzungen Jewish Community & Roeschen SCHMIDT nee EISEMANN #germany

Ralph Baer
 

I am writing to ask if anyone has researched the Bad Salzungen Jewish community.

I have written before enquiring about my EISEMANN family ancestors. New
information is causing me to ask a related question. My great-great-great-
grandmother Roeschen SCHMIDT nee EISEMANN was born about 1812 in an unknown place.
She married on 16 December 1839 to Seligmann SCHMIDT of Grosskrotzenburg near
Hanau, Hessen. She died on 19 March 1872 in Grosskrotzenburg.

Her parents were Gumpel EISEMANN and Vogele. There is no indication of Roeschen's
birthplace on any document which I have seen.

In response to an earlier query, I learned that there was a Gumpel EISEMANN living
in Barchfeld (Werra) in 1720. (Barchfeld was once in Hessen. It is now in
Thueringen.) While this Gumpel was born much too early to have been the father of
a woman born about 1812, he conceivably could have been the grandfather or great-
grandfather of the Gumpel whom I am looking for. A search of the 19th century
vital records of Barchfeld did not turn up EISEMANNs still living there in the
19th century. It is still quite possible that the Gumpel mentioned in 1720 was
my ancestor, and the family was somewhere else in the 19th century.

Recent research at the LBI resulted in my noting that there were EISEMANN families
living in Bad Salzungen in more recent times. Bad Salzungen is a larger place
than Barchfeld and less than five miles away. It seems to be a logical place for
people to have moved.

I add that there is an entry in the FTJP showing EISEMANNs in Bad Salzungen who
earlier lived in Bauerbach, Baden. If this is indeed where the Bad Salzungen
EISEMANNs came from, then it is less likely to be my family.

Ralph N. BAER Washington, DC ursusminor@...


Michael Bernet, back at my desk #germany

MBernet@...
 

Many thanks to all those who expressed concern during my absence. I have
just returned home after half a year of hospitalizations and am gaining
strength by the hour.

I appreciate all the many good wishes that were sent to me and I would like
to respond individually but that unfortunately will be impossible. If you
have any specific question that I have not answered since July 1, 2005, please
ask me again and I'll answer if I can.

I hope to be back in the saddle more fully in a few weeks, and to
participate in the 2006 NYC conference.

If you have a very generous heart and feel the need to express it, may I
remind you that a small gift to GerSIG will spread around the blessings to all
our community.

Happier 2006

Michael Bernet, New York

Please click on my web page, www.mem-Ber.net for more information on me and
on my books


German SIG #Germany Michael Bernet, back at my desk #germany

MBernet@...
 

Many thanks to all those who expressed concern during my absence. I have
just returned home after half a year of hospitalizations and am gaining
strength by the hour.

I appreciate all the many good wishes that were sent to me and I would like
to respond individually but that unfortunately will be impossible. If you
have any specific question that I have not answered since July 1, 2005, please
ask me again and I'll answer if I can.

I hope to be back in the saddle more fully in a few weeks, and to
participate in the 2006 NYC conference.

If you have a very generous heart and feel the need to express it, may I
remind you that a small gift to GerSIG will spread around the blessings to all
our community.

Happier 2006

Michael Bernet, New York

Please click on my web page, www.mem-Ber.net for more information on me and
on my books


Re: Relatives stopped responding!!! #general

Leslie Weinberg <artsoul@...>
 

#4. I am providing them with information on surviving relatives. While
I may only be related distantly, through marriage, the three possible
survivors are their first cousins ( as well as the first cousins of my
mother and her siblings. Leslie Weinberg

Ann Rabinowitz wrote:

4. If your research did not come up with living relatives that were
closely related to them, they may have lost interest too.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Relatives stopped responding!!! #general

Leslie Weinberg <artsoul@...>
 

#4. I am providing them with information on surviving relatives. While
I may only be related distantly, through marriage, the three possible
survivors are their first cousins ( as well as the first cousins of my
mother and her siblings. Leslie Weinberg

Ann Rabinowitz wrote:

4. If your research did not come up with living relatives that were
closely related to them, they may have lost interest too.


BARANSKY Newcastle 1886 #unitedkingdom

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

While trying to trace my LEWIS family in 1880s in Newcastle-on Tyne, I
obtained
a Birth Cert for a Morris LEWIS, (Nov 26 1886) son of Solomon LEWIS,
married to Rose nee BARANKSY. He was a slipper maker in 3, Back Hamond St=
,
Newcastle. =


Mark Lewis, who is mine, is a slo a slipper maker.But I cannot prove a
link.

Might this be helpful to anyone?

Best-Miriam Margolyes
Manhatten

searching: AMIEL, LEWIS, JENKINS (Newcastle) =


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom BARANSKY Newcastle 1886 #unitedkingdom

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

While trying to trace my LEWIS family in 1880s in Newcastle-on Tyne, I
obtained
a Birth Cert for a Morris LEWIS, (Nov 26 1886) son of Solomon LEWIS,
married to Rose nee BARANKSY. He was a slipper maker in 3, Back Hamond St=
,
Newcastle. =


Mark Lewis, who is mine, is a slo a slipper maker.But I cannot prove a
link.

Might this be helpful to anyone?

Best-Miriam Margolyes
Manhatten

searching: AMIEL, LEWIS, JENKINS (Newcastle) =


JOSEPH: Newcastle: 1880s. #unitedkingdom

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

I have found a Tobias JOSEPH & his wife, Anne, children, Naomi, Philip,
Henry, Lionel, David
in Newcastle-on-Tyne in the 1880s. I notice he came >from Margonin in
Prussia, where my
SANDMAN rellies came from. =


This might interest someone.

Miriam Margolyes
Manhatten
searching: LEWIS, MAGNER, JENKINS


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom JOSEPH: Newcastle: 1880s. #unitedkingdom

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

I have found a Tobias JOSEPH & his wife, Anne, children, Naomi, Philip,
Henry, Lionel, David
in Newcastle-on-Tyne in the 1880s. I notice he came >from Margonin in
Prussia, where my
SANDMAN rellies came from. =


This might interest someone.

Miriam Margolyes
Manhatten
searching: LEWIS, MAGNER, JENKINS


Re: relatives stopped responding #general

ac <anitac47@...>
 

At what point do you just throw your hands up in the air and accept
the fact that even though there is information you know is out there,
and which would help immensely in reconstructing family trees, that you
just aren't going to receive it, and therefore may never succeed in
tracking down lost relatives???? Leslie Weinberg
As some have noted, this is not at all odd although very frustrating. There
are those in your own family whose eyes might roll when you start talking
"genealogy".

Your interest, although very meaningful to you, often does not impact on
family that have crafted their lives around their own situations. You are
related and so what? Perhaps there folks in your own known and familiar
family (that is a redundancy!) who you might have little if any contact with?

I had something similar. We keep a mild contact and that is good. Whenever
I found new information I let everyone know. Often the best you can do is
send them what you have and some of the story of how you found it (most
people like a good detective story--but keep it simple as genealogy
detective work gets very complicated with relationships), what you are
desperate to learn to solve your own mysteries and hope that someone would
be willing to help you.


Regards
Anita Citron
Hicksville, NY
Searching: NADWORNY everywhere and anywhere.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: relatives stopped responding #general

ac <anitac47@...>
 

At what point do you just throw your hands up in the air and accept
the fact that even though there is information you know is out there,
and which would help immensely in reconstructing family trees, that you
just aren't going to receive it, and therefore may never succeed in
tracking down lost relatives???? Leslie Weinberg
As some have noted, this is not at all odd although very frustrating. There
are those in your own family whose eyes might roll when you start talking
"genealogy".

Your interest, although very meaningful to you, often does not impact on
family that have crafted their lives around their own situations. You are
related and so what? Perhaps there folks in your own known and familiar
family (that is a redundancy!) who you might have little if any contact with?

I had something similar. We keep a mild contact and that is good. Whenever
I found new information I let everyone know. Often the best you can do is
send them what you have and some of the story of how you found it (most
people like a good detective story--but keep it simple as genealogy
detective work gets very complicated with relationships), what you are
desperate to learn to solve your own mysteries and hope that someone would
be willing to help you.


Regards
Anita Citron
Hicksville, NY
Searching: NADWORNY everywhere and anywhere.


Re: HAM(M)ERSCHLAG Family of Bohemia #austria-czech

Raymond Minkus <RDM@...>
 

In response to Ron HERMANN and his posting seeking information about
Karl Hermann, I have a record of a Dr. Karel HERMANN >from Teplitz-Sanov
who was a manager of a glass export business prior to 1940. I also have
records for two other Hermann's and three Herrmann's >from prior to 1940
if you are interested in contacting me directly.
Other records include one HAMMERSCHLAG, more than one dozen PETSCHEK's
and several KAFKA's. I have acquired this information while searching
for my family's connections to the ROBITSCHEK (sp?), Kafka
and other Bohemian-Moravian families through my MINKUS, EISENMAN(N) and
several other lineages.
I am searching for information about a Dr. Viktor Kafka, presumably not
the architect by the same name.
It is believed that the mother of the Dr. Viktor Kafka was an
Eisenman(n).

Raymond D. Minkus
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Researching MINKUS, FLEISCHER, REISS, WILLHEIM, EISENMAN(N),
FISCHGRUND, EISENBERG, ADLER, WOLF, SCHEUER, KUNEWALDER, KNOPFELMACHER,
OPLATEK


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re:HAM(M)ERSCHLAG Family of Bohemia #austria-czech

Raymond Minkus <RDM@...>
 

In response to Ron HERMANN and his posting seeking information about
Karl Hermann, I have a record of a Dr. Karel HERMANN >from Teplitz-Sanov
who was a manager of a glass export business prior to 1940. I also have
records for two other Hermann's and three Herrmann's >from prior to 1940
if you are interested in contacting me directly.
Other records include one HAMMERSCHLAG, more than one dozen PETSCHEK's
and several KAFKA's. I have acquired this information while searching
for my family's connections to the ROBITSCHEK (sp?), Kafka
and other Bohemian-Moravian families through my MINKUS, EISENMAN(N) and
several other lineages.
I am searching for information about a Dr. Viktor Kafka, presumably not
the architect by the same name.
It is believed that the mother of the Dr. Viktor Kafka was an
Eisenman(n).

Raymond D. Minkus
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Researching MINKUS, FLEISCHER, REISS, WILLHEIM, EISENMAN(N),
FISCHGRUND, EISENBERG, ADLER, WOLF, SCHEUER, KUNEWALDER, KNOPFELMACHER,
OPLATEK


Israel and Nissel (Knopfelmacher) Goldhammer, Vienna #austria-czech

rodihan@...
 

Nissel KNOPFELMACHER, born in Kremsier, Moravia about 1796, was the daughter
of Joseph KNOPFELMACHER (b. c.1773), the granddaughter of Rabbi Salomon
KNOPFELMACHER (1745-1810) of Holesov, and the great-granddaughter of Rabbi
Moses KNOPFELMACHER (1718-1798) of Holesov. She was a cousin of my
great-great-grandfather, Leopold TAUBER (1803-1887), whose grandmother was a
KNOPFELMACHER. Following her father's suicide about 1810, Nissel was raised
by her uncle, Rabbi Markus KNOPFELMACHER (c.1765-1826) of Napajedl and Holesov.
According to the Knopflmacher Stammbaum, she was a scholar and studied at a
college in Krasna. Nissel was married in Holesov, 29 March 1825, to Israel
GOLDHAMMER, born 1796. He was a college professor and they lived first
in Holesov before later moving to Vienna. When Nissel died in Vienna on
3 February 1866, she is called "Elisabeth" GOLDHAMMER, widow of a
"college professor". The Knopflmacher Stammbaum also states the following
about her children and descendants:

"Nissel, verheiratet GOLDHAMMER -- zahlreiche Nachkommenschaft befindet
sich derzeit (1904) der älteste Sohn David sowie die Tochter Rosa verheiratet
Z. KOHN in Wien. David hatte einstmals mit seinem Bruder Josef eine
kleine Seidenfabrik in Mariahilf betrieben, wurde insolvent, da der
Schwiegervater Josef's in letzter Stunde nicht die volle Mitgift
behändigte, weshalb sich Josef sofort scheiden ließ. Er war sodann
gemeinsam mit David an der Börse.

"Josef starb bald nach dem Krach 1873 . David soll in Pforzheim
einen Juwelenhandel betrieben haben, hat in Deutschland geheiratet.
Ist angeblich durch einen flüchtig gewordenen Reisenden zu Grunde
gegangen und kehrte nach Wien zurück, um sich im Assekuranzfache eine
Existenz zu gründen. Rosa betreibt ein besseres Trödlergeschäft in der
Gumpendorferstraße aus Z. KOHN, gestorben 7. April 1878. Minna starb in
Wien, und die zur Sängerin ausgebildet gewesene Schwester in Schweden."

I believe this is stating that Nissel had five children: David, Josef,
Rosa, Minna, and a daughter who lived in Sweden. It also seems to be
saying that Nissel had many descendants, primarily through son David
GOLDHAMMER and daughter Rosa KOHN. I have limited information on this
family and am wondering if anyone has come across the GOLDHAMMERs in
their own research. Also, if anyone can help me accurately translate the
German paragraphs above, I would greatly appreciate it.
(Wolf-Erich Eckstein already has helped me in converting the
old German kurrent to a more modern German. Many thanks to him.)

Robert Hanscom
Andover, Massachusetts

Researching in Moravia: KNOPFELMACHER, TAUBER, ZERKOWITZ,
ZWILLINGER, LAZAR, BRULL, and many others

MODERATOR NOTE: Offers of translation should be posted privately.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Israel and Nissel (Knopfelmacher) Goldhammer, Vienna #austria-czech

rodihan@...
 

Nissel KNOPFELMACHER, born in Kremsier, Moravia about 1796, was the daughter
of Joseph KNOPFELMACHER (b. c.1773), the granddaughter of Rabbi Salomon
KNOPFELMACHER (1745-1810) of Holesov, and the great-granddaughter of Rabbi
Moses KNOPFELMACHER (1718-1798) of Holesov. She was a cousin of my
great-great-grandfather, Leopold TAUBER (1803-1887), whose grandmother was a
KNOPFELMACHER. Following her father's suicide about 1810, Nissel was raised
by her uncle, Rabbi Markus KNOPFELMACHER (c.1765-1826) of Napajedl and Holesov.
According to the Knopflmacher Stammbaum, she was a scholar and studied at a
college in Krasna. Nissel was married in Holesov, 29 March 1825, to Israel
GOLDHAMMER, born 1796. He was a college professor and they lived first
in Holesov before later moving to Vienna. When Nissel died in Vienna on
3 February 1866, she is called "Elisabeth" GOLDHAMMER, widow of a
"college professor". The Knopflmacher Stammbaum also states the following
about her children and descendants:

"Nissel, verheiratet GOLDHAMMER -- zahlreiche Nachkommenschaft befindet
sich derzeit (1904) der älteste Sohn David sowie die Tochter Rosa verheiratet
Z. KOHN in Wien. David hatte einstmals mit seinem Bruder Josef eine
kleine Seidenfabrik in Mariahilf betrieben, wurde insolvent, da der
Schwiegervater Josef's in letzter Stunde nicht die volle Mitgift
behändigte, weshalb sich Josef sofort scheiden ließ. Er war sodann
gemeinsam mit David an der Börse.

"Josef starb bald nach dem Krach 1873 . David soll in Pforzheim
einen Juwelenhandel betrieben haben, hat in Deutschland geheiratet.
Ist angeblich durch einen flüchtig gewordenen Reisenden zu Grunde
gegangen und kehrte nach Wien zurück, um sich im Assekuranzfache eine
Existenz zu gründen. Rosa betreibt ein besseres Trödlergeschäft in der
Gumpendorferstraße aus Z. KOHN, gestorben 7. April 1878. Minna starb in
Wien, und die zur Sängerin ausgebildet gewesene Schwester in Schweden."

I believe this is stating that Nissel had five children: David, Josef,
Rosa, Minna, and a daughter who lived in Sweden. It also seems to be
saying that Nissel had many descendants, primarily through son David
GOLDHAMMER and daughter Rosa KOHN. I have limited information on this
family and am wondering if anyone has come across the GOLDHAMMERs in
their own research. Also, if anyone can help me accurately translate the
German paragraphs above, I would greatly appreciate it.
(Wolf-Erich Eckstein already has helped me in converting the
old German kurrent to a more modern German. Many thanks to him.)

Robert Hanscom
Andover, Massachusetts

Researching in Moravia: KNOPFELMACHER, TAUBER, ZERKOWITZ,
ZWILLINGER, LAZAR, BRULL, and many others

MODERATOR NOTE: Offers of translation should be posted privately.


Dr. Frank KNOPFELMACHER #austria-czech

rodihan@...
 

I am closing in on updating my ZERKOWITZ, TAUBER, KNOPFELMACHER, and
ZWILLINGER families, all with origins >from Moravia (primarily Holesov and Mahr.
Weisskirchen). I currently have approximately 4,500 names in my database,
and am continuing to add more. Sometime in January, I hope to post this
to "The Family Tree of the Jewish People", replacing an earlier ZERKOWITZ
submission >from about a year ago. I still, however, have a number of
unplaced family members, and one of them is the late Dr. Frank KNOPFELMACHER
(1923-1995) of Australia, a controversial figure who died 10 years ago
from injuries sustained in a car accident. Does anyone have any information
about his parents or grandparents? I do know that he was born in Vienna
but grew up in Prague. Most of his family were murdered during World War II
(according to interviews he gave) but I've been unable to determine
which KNOPFELMACHERs they were.

If you have any information, please contact me.

Robert Hanscom
Andover, Massachusetts

Researching in Moravia: KNOPFELMACHER, TAUBER, ZWILLINGER,
ZERKOWITZ, LAZAR, BRULL, and many more


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Dr. Frank KNOPFELMACHER #austria-czech

rodihan@...
 

I am closing in on updating my ZERKOWITZ, TAUBER, KNOPFELMACHER, and
ZWILLINGER families, all with origins >from Moravia (primarily Holesov and Mahr.
Weisskirchen). I currently have approximately 4,500 names in my database,
and am continuing to add more. Sometime in January, I hope to post this
to "The Family Tree of the Jewish People", replacing an earlier ZERKOWITZ
submission >from about a year ago. I still, however, have a number of
unplaced family members, and one of them is the late Dr. Frank KNOPFELMACHER
(1923-1995) of Australia, a controversial figure who died 10 years ago
from injuries sustained in a car accident. Does anyone have any information
about his parents or grandparents? I do know that he was born in Vienna
but grew up in Prague. Most of his family were murdered during World War II
(according to interviews he gave) but I've been unable to determine
which KNOPFELMACHERs they were.

If you have any information, please contact me.

Robert Hanscom
Andover, Massachusetts

Researching in Moravia: KNOPFELMACHER, TAUBER, ZWILLINGER,
ZERKOWITZ, LAZAR, BRULL, and many more


Czech given name: "Bohumir" #austria-czech

rodihan@...
 

Can anyone give me some information about the Czech given name of "Bohumir"?
What are some equivalents of this name?

In one of the unplaced ZWILLINGER families I am researching, Bohumir
ZWILLINGER was the eldest son of a Jacob ZWILLINGER (b. 1857) of Holesov.
I think Bohumir's name could be significant and may point toward the
identity of a paternal ancestor. But I haven't been able to equate it to
any other names used in earlier generations of the ZWILLINGER family.
Any help with this would be much appreciated.

Robert Hanscom
Andover, Massachusetts

Researching in Moravia: ZERKOWITZ, KNOPFELMACHER, TAUBER,
ZWILLINGER, BRULL, LAZAR, and many others


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Czech given name: "Bohumir" #austria-czech

rodihan@...
 

Can anyone give me some information about the Czech given name of "Bohumir"?
What are some equivalents of this name?

In one of the unplaced ZWILLINGER families I am researching, Bohumir
ZWILLINGER was the eldest son of a Jacob ZWILLINGER (b. 1857) of Holesov.
I think Bohumir's name could be significant and may point toward the
identity of a paternal ancestor. But I haven't been able to equate it to
any other names used in earlier generations of the ZWILLINGER family.
Any help with this would be much appreciated.

Robert Hanscom
Andover, Massachusetts

Researching in Moravia: ZERKOWITZ, KNOPFELMACHER, TAUBER,
ZWILLINGER, BRULL, LAZAR, and many others