What is a "Pretiosenhaendler"? #germany

Cory Streisinger <corys@...>

I've found a source listing the occupation of one of my ancestors as


I haven't been able to find this word in any German dictionary. Does anyone know
what it means? Thanks very much -

Cory Streisinger Portland, Oregon corys@worldnet.att.net

Nick Landau <N.Landau@...>

I have found the term in the following newspaper article:


"Pretiosenhaendler" would seem to mean something like precious stone trader.

Nick Landau London, UK <N.Landau@btopenworld.com>

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)

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