Herschl Nephtali LEVI/WOTTITZ - Fleischhauer in Strakonice, Bohemia #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>

Herschl Nephtali LEVI/WOT{T}ITZ [probably no relative
of mine] was a Fleischhauer in Strakonice, in the
Berauner Kreis, Bohemia in 1793. It is very likely
that he and his descendants provided the meat for
Sigger Jane Reber's family. Herschl was one of six
children of Salamon Levi WOT{T}ITZ and Salomena/
Rosalia. Herschl was married to Eva RUDOLF. They, in
turn, had six children.

Yesterday I had lunch with Nephtali's gtgtgt
granddaughter. I "found" her when I was rounding up
all the known/findable WOTTITZ in the world.

One of my two maternal gt-grandfathers was Gustav
WOTTITZ of Pressburg and Vienna [buried in Doblinger
Friedhof, Vienna]. I have no known link to Strakonice
and the Strakonice WOTTITZ family likewise have no
known link to Pressburg or Vienna. Many of Nephtali's
descendants ended up in the USA and Canada.

There are a number of interesting references to
Strakonice in our message archives including my
posting of 9 June 2002 "In memory of John Wotiz - he
was a Strakonice WOTTITZ".

re Nephtali's profession: Fleischhauer. In the
discussion yesterday, the emphasis has been on meat
and beating it flat to make schnitzel. One or two, did
mention *Hacker* which is closer to the mark.

I am afraid you barking up the wrong tree with your
flat schnitzel. Fleisch is indeed meat, but the word
*Hauer* has the same root as the English word *Hewer*,
namely a man who hews with a cleaver, be it a coal or
a meat cleaver.

Hewer comes >from the Anglo-Saxon word *heawan* - to
hew with a chopper or cleaver. A Hauer [noun] is
indeed - a cleaver.

In our Viennese household, we flattened our own
schnitzel at home with a wooden mallet, with a raised,
patterned head for macerating, which I still have.

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote: For history {perhaps apocryphal] of the
Schnitzel read:

Wiener Schnitzel and its Italian counterpart,
Cotoletta Milanese, involved two Hapsburg domains in a
culinary quarrel. Both branches ..... Austrian and
Italian, claimed credit for the invention... the
latter .... all the way back to a banquet given in
1134 for the canon of Milan's St. Ambrogio Cathedral."

It is most likely that the word *Fleischhauer*
predates this momentous event!

MODERATOR NOTE: Please note the Moderator's request to keep further discussions
of the meaning of Fleischhauer to private responses. Please also try to keep
discussion focuses on genealogical matters - a discussion on cuinary habits
is of peripheral relevance only.

Hans Peter Grab <hpgrab@...>

Celia Male wrote about Wot(t)itz in Strakonitz.

In my tree I have Samuel Woticzky (husband of Rosalia Grab which was sister
of my ggggrandfather Isaak Grab), son of Isak Wotitzky and of Sara, nee Lany
(or Lang? - hard to reed!), b. March 29, 1808 Smichow (now Prague) with many
Woticzky and Popper descendants.

Beyond it I know Jonas Wot(t)itz which Feb 19, 1834 mar. in Drosau
Anna/Hanna Löwith and Hermann/Nephtali Wot(t)itz (1802/3 - Jul 17, 1889
Strakonitz) which Mar 29, 1839 mar. in Drosau Rosalia/Rachel Löwith and
later (after Jun 1850) Katharina Löwith.

Sisters Anna/Hanna, Rosalia/Rachel and Katharina were daughters of Josef
Löwith and of Sara, nee Angner.

Hanus Grab

Celia Male <celiamale@...>

Hanus Grab wrote: re WOT{T}ITZ in Strakonitz.
"On my tree I have Samuel WOTITZKY (husband of
Rosalia GRAB - who was the sister of my ggggrandfather
Isaak GRAB). Samuel was the son of Isak
WOTITZKY and of Sara, nee LANY (or LANG?) b. March
29, 1808 Smichow (now Prague) with many WOTITZKY &
POPPER descendants.

I also know Jonas Wot(t)itz who married in Drosau
Anna/Hanna LOWITH* on Feb 19, 1834 and
Hermann/Nephtali WOT{T}ITZ (1802/3 - Jul 17, 1889
Strakonitz) who married in Drosau on March 29, 1839
Rosalia/Rachel LOWITH and later (after June 1850)
Katharina LOWITH.

Sisters Anna/Hanna, Rosalia/Rachel and Katharina
were daughters of Josef LOWITH and of Sara, nee

It appears that Hanus is now tangentially related to
the *Fleischhauer* of Strakonice.

Jonas WOT{T}ITZ was the brother of Nephtali Hermann
above [1802-1889]. Their father was Michael who was
married to Anna {Hindl} ROUBITSCHKIN/ROBITZKY.

Michael, in turn was the son of Herschl Nephtali
LEVI/WOT{T}ITZ, the Fleischhauer of Strakonice,
married to Eva RUDOLF. They are listed in the 1793
census of Bohemia.

The other siblings of Nephtali and Jonas [all born in
the early 1800s] were:
Eva - married to Joseph KAFKA
Judith married to Samuel THEIMER
Baruch married to Sara KRAUSKOPF

Nephtali Hermann WOT{T}ITZ who married two LOWITH
sisters - one having presumably died in childbirth -
had twelve children in all.

One daughter, Katharina, married her cousin who
appears in the U.S. under the name Emanuel WODIC and
is buried in Michigan: Family Collections: The Emanuel
Wodic Collection. ... Emanuel WODIC born in Bohemia,
came to the US in 1854 at the age of 18...
The couple had no children. You can look for him on
the best known search engine.

This family name appears under various guises and
spellings and links can easily be overlooked.

Our SIG member Peter Lowe, also has links to the
Strakonice WOT{T}ITZ tree, through marriage.

Celia Male [U.K.]
LOWITH with an umlaut ..