Balassagyarmat street names/maps #hungary


My grandfather Ferencz Weisz was born at 379 Nagyhid utca in Balassagyarmat in 1880, I have a photo of the house. I think the street may have been called Altstadt st just before that. Does anyone have or know where I may find a map of the town in the 1870s or 1880s to work out where on the street the house would have been?
Many thanks
Emma Cole

Peter Absolon

Hi Emma,

I don't know much details about Balassagyarmat's individual street names. I'm however sending you the 1848 town map, the only one I have.
Please try to get in touch with Viktor Bauer, a local guy who originally provided this map. I'm sure he would be able to tell you more.

Peter Absolon


My father's great grandfather, Abraham Sonnenschein (b. ~1832 - d. ~1860) lived in Balassagyarmat
Abraham's wife was Henrietta Felsenburg, daughter of Marianna (Miriam) Lerner (~1784 - 1831) and
Moses Felsenburg (1772-1849).
Knowing that most Jews in a community knew each other, Ferencz Weisz most likely my father's family!

Aviyah FarkasĀ 
Los Angeles