Moritz (Moses ben Isaak) Halberstaedter
Moses ben Isaak changed his name to Moritz Halberstaedter prior to the 1812 edict requiring Jews to take surnames (Bloch, p. 23).
In 1794 his was one of 5 privileged families in Militsch. Bloch says that the family came from Halberstadt (Bloch, p. 24). Information in an email from DF says he was born in Halberstadt on 15 January 1752 and lived in Militsch from 1772.
Leader of the Jewish community 1825 to 1827 and 1829 to 1834, a role subsequently fulfilled by his son Louis.
His will, now held by the Jewish Museum in Berlin, names his children.
My 4 x great grandfather.
Sources (click here for generic source information)
Kaethe Danziger (geb. Halberstaedter)’s "Louis Halberstaedter" notes;
Fritz Bloch: Die Juden in Militsch. Ein Kapitel aus der Geschichte der Niederlassung von Juden in Schlesien, Breslau 1926;
email DF 07/12/2011;
archive.org - Fred Halbers collection: genealogical notes;
archive.org - John H. Richter collection;
Jewish Museum, Berlin, item 2002/118/1 - Moses' will.
This record was last updated on 15/11/2019 at 16:33