KASSOWITZ


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Updated 11 May 2017


Kassowitz, Abraham
Kassowitz, Ferdinand
Kassowitz, Hermann
Kassowitz, Jakob
Kassowitz, Jakob Salomon [ My 3xGGF ]
Kassowitz, Karel
Kassowitz, Leopold
Kassowitz, Markus
Kassowitz, Moritz Jakob [ My 2xGGF ]
Kassowitz, Richard
Kassowitz, Salomon
Kassowitz, Simon
Kassowitz, Theodor
Kassowitz, Tivadar Bruno
Kassowitzová, Anna
Kassowitzová, Berta
Kassowitzová, Elisa
Kassowitzová, Emilie
Kassowitzová, Emma
Kassowitzová, Ernestine
Kassowitzová, Hedwig
Kassowitzová, Katharina
Kassowitzová, Marie
Kassowitzová, Marta
Kassowitzová, Mathilde (1849)
Kassowitzová, Mathilde (1867)
Kassowitzová, Ottilie [ My GGM ]
Kassowitzová, Stefanie


Kassowitz, Ferdinand [ b. 26.1.1863, Staré Město 141, Prague - d. 5.6.1896, Prague] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Obituary from Prager Tagblatt, 6 June 1896 Ferdinand's Grave in the New Jewish Cemetery, Prague
A son of Moritz and Johanna (née Bauchová) Kassowitz, and brother of my great-grandmother. He married Emma Lagusová on 21 Febaruary 1892 at the Klausen Synagogue in Prague. Apparently they had no children. He died in Prague at only 33 years of age due to complications from tuberculosis.

Parents:
Kassowitz, Moritz Jakob
Bauchová, Johanna

Spouse(s):
Lagusová, Emma

Children:
None


Kassowitz, Hermann [ b. 14.8.1822, Staré Město 882, Prague - d. 25.9.1844, Prague ]
A son of Jakob Salomon and Ewa (née Fuchs Kassowitz). Hermann is noted in at least one record as "Herschmann," although he's listed in his father's familiant record as Hermann. Also according to the familiant record he died at only 22 years of age.

Parents:
Kassowitz, Jakob Salomon
Fuchsová, Ewa

Spouse(s):
None/Unknown

Children:
None/Unknown


Kassowitz, Jakob Salomon [ b. c.1788, Prague - d. 11.11.1840, Prague ] Police Conscription Document 
My 3rd great-grandfather, and son of Salomon and Eva (née Leipenová) Kassowitz. Jakob married Ewa Fuchsová in Prague on 24 November 1811, and together they had at least 8 children. In the Prague Jewish birth records there appears to be a Jakob Kassowitz born 3 July 1787, but the nearly-illegible handwriting in the record makes it hard to say for sure. The death record for our Jakob (definitive) contained in the Czech archives indicates he was 57 at the time of his death, which would make his birth year 1782. The death record also gives his occupation - a Kleiderschneider or dress-maker/clothier. Unfortunately the cause of death is also not legible.

More speculatively, there are numerous Kassowitz notes and records sprinkled throughout the Czech Jewish registers from Jakob's era. There are three additional possible children that Jakob and Ewa may have had - Sara, born 12 May 1814 in Prague and Sofia or Susanna, born 2 February 1818 in Prague. The ostensible "gap" in their procreation the middle 1810's at least allows for the possibility of these additional children.

There is a discrepancy in his date of death: the familiant record gives 11 November 1839, but the Jewish register gives it as the same day in 1840.

Parents:
Kassowitz, Salomon
Leipenová, Eva

Spouse(s):
Fuchsová, Ewa

Children:
Kassowitz, Abraham
Kassowitz, Hermann
Kassowitz, Leopold
Kassowitz, Markus
Kassowitz, Moritz Jakob
Kassowitz, Simon
Kassowitzová, Anna
Kassowitzová, Katharina

Kassowitz, Karel [ b. 29.6.1861, Staré Město 784, Prague - d. 11.9.1938, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document
Karel was a son of Moritz Jakob and Johanna (née Bauchová) Kassowitz.  His Hebrew name was Meir. According to the Prague census record, he was a typesetter or printer. He married Hermina Taussigová on 3 March 1889 in Prague, although curiously their engagement notice appeared in the Prager Tagblatt newspaper some three years earlier. Together they had at least 6 children - all daughters. From the census record it's clear that Karel and family lived in Vienna starting in April of 1898, and that all of his daughters were born there. Karel and family returned to Prague in August of 1903 and lived in Vinohrady. Karel passed away in 1938, but as there are no available Jewish records from that time period we have no specifics.

Parents:
Kassowitz, Moritz Jakob
Bauchová, Johanna


Spouse(s):
Taussigová, Hermina

Children:
Kassowitzová, Elise
Kassowitzová, Emma
Kassowitzová, Ernestine
Kassowitzová, Hedwig
Kassowitzová, Marta
Kassowitzová, Stefanie


Kassowitz, Moritz Jakob [ b. 15.7.1826, Prague - d. 25.5.1902, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 26 May 1902 Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 27 May 1902
My great-great-grandfather, and son of Jakob Salomon and Ewa (née Fuchsová) Kassowitz. Moritz married Johanna Bauchová on 21 August 1853 at the "Alt Synagogue" in Prague. Together they had no fewer than 8 children, including my great-grandmother. It appears that Moritz was a merchant or trader of some kind. Moritz passed away at 7:30 in the morning, due to old age. He is buried in the New Jewish Cemetery in Prague (Section 11 / Row 2 / Grave 3) along with his children Marie and Karel, and Marie (née Ženišeková), deceased wife of Kassowitz cousin Karel Adler.

Parents:
Kassowitz, Salomon
Leipenová, Eva


Spouse(s):
Bauchová, Johanna

Children:
Kassowitz, Ferdinand
Kassowitz, Karel
Kassowitz, Richard
Kassowitzová, Berta
Kassowitzová, Emilie
Kassowitzová, Marie
Kassowitzová, Mathilde (1867)
Kassowitzová, Ottilie



Kassowitz, Richard [ b. 22.5.1854, Staré Město 924, Prague - d. 25.3.1874, Prague ]
The eldest son of Moritz Jakob and Johanna (née Bauchová) Kassowitz. Richard died as a young man, but not before he cut his teeth as a typesetter. He appears to have died from some kind of lung or circulatory condition.

Parents:
Kassowitz, Moritz Jakob
Bauchová, Johanna


Spouse(s):
None

Children:
None

Kassowitz, Simon [ b. 24.9.1812, Josefov 24, Prague - d. 11.1.1890, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 12 January 1890
The eldest son of Jakob Salomon and Ewa (née Fuchsová) Kassowitz. Simon married former Rebeka Stallmacherová on 6 September 1846 at the Dušni Street Temple in Prague. Together they had at least three children. Sadly, their two eldest children died before Simon and Rebeka. It is worth mentioning that Simon died just one day after his sister Katharina. Also like his sister, he's buried in the Old Jewish Cemetery in Josefov as the New Jewish Cemetery in Strašnice didn't open until 1891.

Parents:
Kassowitz, Jakob Salomon
Fuchsová, Ewa


Spouse(s)
Stallmacherová, Rebeka

Children:
Kassowitz, Jakob
Kassowitz, Theodor
Kassowitzová, Mathilde


Kassowitz, Theodor [ b. 15.1.1848, Josefov 196 (Prague) - d. 11.8.1883, Vienna, Austria ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document
The only son of Simon and Rebeka (née Stallmacherová) Kassowitz. JewishGen say that Theodor was an actor, with the stage name Theo Cassio. This matches the "Cassio" note in his Prague conscription record, which also says "schauspieler" (actor) next to his name. The second police conscription document gives a lengthy note on Theodor's domestic status: the same mentions someone with surname Breyer in Budapest, and an indication of a son also named Theodor. The conscription document mentions a marriage to a Sidonia Keppich (who he married in 1880), who may have next married a Breyer. Theodor died in Vienna in 1883, so Sidonia surely could have remarried a Breyer in 1885. In pursuing this lead, I found a listing for the 8 April 1885 marriage of Eduard Breyer and Sidonia Kassowitz (b. 1856). The record indicates Eduard and Sidonia were both widowed prior to their marriage, and that Sidonia was born in Budapest to Armin and Amalia née Kohn (although the document doesn't mention the surname Keppich). The record says they were registered for marriage in the town of Stomfa, a transliteration of Stomva, which is the Hungarian name for the Slovakian town Stupava, and that the marriage itself took place in Ungereiden, the German name for the city of Uhorská Ves, Slovakia. Furthermore, the LDS folks have a baptism record for a child - Kalman Lothar Breyer - born to Eduard Breyer and Sidonia Keppich in Budapest. There is also a baptism record for a Tivadar Bruno Kassowitz on the same date, which mentions Sidonia Keppich as the mother, and Tivadar Kassowitz as the father. Tivadar is of course Hungarian for Theodor. This is obviously conclusive information about the identities of all of these people and their relationships. Tivadar the younger was a cultural historian and published writer. He was born in 1882 in Mariánské Lázně, western Bohemia, and passed away in Budapest in 1914 - very young, like his father.

Theodor's disposition record is in the Austrian cemetery database:

Kassowitz Theodor, 35 Year(s)
Date Deceased: 08/11/1883 (11 August 1883)
Date Buried: 08/13/1883 (13 August 1883)
ZENTRALFRIEDHOF I. TOR
Group: 5b Row: 17 Grave: 16
Last address: 1160, Friedhofestraße 637, Vienna.

Parents:
Kassowitz, Simon
Stallmacherová, Rebeka

Spouse(s):
Keppich, Sidonia (his death)

Children:
Kassowitz, Tivadar Bruno

Kassowitzová, Emilie [ b. 5.1.1856, Josefov 95 (Prague) - d. 11.1.1859, Prague ] Police Conscription Document
The first-born daughter of Moritz Jakob and Johanna (née Bauchová) Kassowitz. From the police conscription record it appears that she died as a 3-year old.

Parents:
Kassowitz, Moritz Jakob
Bauchová, Johanna


Spouse(s):
None

Children:
None



Kassowitzová, Katharina [ b. c. 1814, Prague - d. 10.1.1890, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 11 January 1890
A daughter of Jakob Salomon and Ewa (née Fuchsová) Kassowitz, and elder sister of my great-great-grandfather. Katharina married Karl Markus Hofmann on 23 June 1850 in Josefov in Prague. Evidently they did not have any children. As is commonly the case, the birthdate in the census record does not jibe with what's in the police conscription record. In this case the conscription documents say 1816, and the census record for Karl Hofmann says 1814. There is no age listed in her obituary, which notably refers to her as the widow of a Philipp Hoffman - we know it's the same Katharina because her date of death is included in the census record, although neither the conscription record nor the census record make any mention of Philipp. Note the various spellings of the surname: some documents say "Hoffman" and some say "Hofmann." Even the census record differrs from the police conscription record. It's worth mentioning that Katharina's brother Simon passed away on the 11th, just one day after her.

Parents:
Kassowitz, Jakob Salomon
Fuchsová, Ewa

Spouse(s):
Hofmann, Karl Markus

Children:
None/Unknown


Kassowitzová, Marie [ b. 14.7.1865, Staré Město 729, Prague - d. 10.11.1917, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Obituary for Marie Adler, Prager Tagblatt, 13 November 1917
Marie was a daughter of Moritz Jakob and Johanna (née Bauchová) Kassowitz. Marie married Moritz Adler, the noted Czech photographer, on 11 January 1891 at a Prague synagogue (from the marriage record it's not clear which synagogue). She was Moritz's second wife. Curious that Moritz was at least 15 years Marie's senior, suggesting some possibility of arrangement with respect to their marriage - that's purely speculative, but that sort of thing happened quite often in those days because of the relatively small Jewish population. Her daughter Elisabet died as a child; her other daughter Helena perished in the Holocaust with her own husband and children.

Parents:
Kassowitz, Moritz Jakob
Bauchová, Johanna


Spouse(s):
Adler, Moritz

Children:
Adlerová, Elisabet
Adlerová, Helena


Kassowitzová, Marta [ b. 21.1.1890, Vienna, Austria - d. c.1942, Poland ]
The eldest daughter of Karel and Hermina (née Taussigová) Kassowitz. Marta married Leo Kluge on 1 April 1917 at the Dušni Street Temple in Prague. Together they had at least one child, a daughter. Marie perished in the Shoah along with her husband and daughter Ilsa. Although it is not clear where they ended up, we know they were deported to Lublin - that points to Majdanek, Belzec, or Sobibor as place of death. Yad Vashem even have transport Ay listed as going to "unknown place." Last residence, ul. Filipa de Monte 19, Prague.

poslední bydliště před deportací: Praha: V
adresa/místo registrace v Protektorátu: Praha: V., Philipp-de-Monte-Gasse 19 [V., ul. Filipa de Monte 19]
transport Au-684 (12.05.1942 Praha -> Terezín)
transport Ay-597 (17.05.1942 Terezín -> Lublin)

Parents:
Kassowitz, Karel
Taussigová, Hermina

Spouse(s):
Kluge, Leo

Children:
Klugeová, Ilsa

Kassowitzová, Ottilie [ b. 1.6.1859, Staré Město 784, Prague - d. 14.2.1941, Prague, Bohemia ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document. Police Conscription Document. Death card, from Czech National Archives Graves of Siegfried and Otilia Günstling, Nový Židovské Hřbitov, Praha
Ottilie was a daughter of Moritz and Johanna (née Bauchová) Kassowitz, and my great-grandmother. She married Siegfried Günstling on 20 December 1885 at a synagogue in Prague (from the available records it's unclear which one) and had at least 3 children. In 1886 they lived at what is now Vejvodova 941/4 in Staré Město, and in 1893 they moved to Vinohrady at Na Smetance 502/12, the house where my grandfather was born. In 1905, they moved to the next block over, into a building on the corner of Mánesova and Italská streets; same building but with two addresses, depending on the entrance to the building - Italská 753/27 or Mánesova 753/15. It seems they lived out their days here.

The ITS reported that Otilia was deported to Terezín and returned to Prague, where she later died, but she never was deported. She passed away in Prague and is buried in the New Jewish Cemetery at Section 25 / Row 9 / Grave 31, along with two Adler relatives, including Marie Ženišek, the first wife of Moritz Adler.

Parents:
Kassowitz, Moritz Jakob
Bauchová, Johanna


Spouse(s):
Günstling, Siegfried

Children:
Günstlingová, Johanna (1888)
Günstling, Arnošt
Günstling, Otto

Kassowitzová, Stefanie [b. 18.6.1894, Prague ? - d. c.1942, Malý Trostinec, Belarus ?] Police Conscription Document
A daughter of Karel and Hermina (née Taussigová) Kassowitz. There is a Štěpánka Kassowitzová listed in the Czech Holocaust archive which is probably the same person. Last residence: Berlínská 8, Prague.

poslední bydliště před deportací: Praha: II
adresa/místo registrace v Protektorátu: Praha: I., Berliner Strasse 8 [I., Berlínská 8]
transport Bf-90 (08.09.1942 Praha -> Terezín)
transport Bn-455 (22.09.1942 Terezín -> Malý Trostinec)

Parents:
Kassowitz, Karel
Taussigová, Hermina


Spouse(s):
None/Unknown

Children:
None/Unknown


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