Described as a salt merchamt at the death of Jettel (1821).
Recorded in the Langendorf Jewish register in 1817, and later recorded as "migrated to Wittenberg" where he worked with the railway. He converted to Christianity, possibly in order to be eligible for work in the state enterprise.
Sonja Delander suggests he may have emigrated to England and later moved to Scotland in order to make him the father of William Notman, "born in Paisley (Scotland) in 1805". This seems unlikely not only because, as Delander notes, he was registered in Langendorf in 1817, but also because the records of the births of all his children up to Salomon (born 1823) place him in Langendorf. Furthermore, there is a record of the baptism of William Notman in Paisley born and baptised in 1805, which names his parents as William Notman and Helen Mcfarline.
Sonja Delander: Nothmann Chronicle, 1974 page 7 (5);
Centre for Jewish History: Nothmann Family Collection, 1978;
ancestry.co.uk - birth and baptism of William Notman in 1805.
This record was last updated on 10/06/2016 at 20:15