Yitzhak ben Moshe Rumsch (Isaac Rumsch) #lithuania


Susan Sorkenn
 

I'm researching the connection between Yitzhak ben Moshe Rumsch, or Isaac ben Moshe Rumsch (1822-94) and my Weinstein family from Vilna.  Rumsch was born in Zezemer, Vilna gubernia and went to Vilna to study in yeshivas at the age of 9. He later studied secular subjects and wrote the definitive translation of "Robinson Crusoe" from German into Hebrew.  He was a teacher and author (www.jewishencyclopedia.com). He was an uncle of my grandmother, Fannie Weinstein, granddaughter of Reb Yossel Weinstein, a rosh yeshiva, and Zelda Weinstein, commission merchant for officials and nobles.  Was Rumsch the original family name?  I was told it was Romm.  Reb Yossel was "adopted" by a childless Weinstein relative to avoid conscription. Zelda was born in C. 1810-12 and lived until before WWI, when a grandson from the U.S. , Morris Blate, visited her in Vilna. She was still clear-headed and dressed meticulously. Is there anyone who can lead me to more information?  I cannot find information about the Weinsteins in Vilna, although they were a wealthy and prominent family.

Susan Sorkenn