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Updated 14 May 2017

Löwy, Elias
Löwy, Ephraim
Löwy, Isak
Löwy, Isaak
Löwy, Jakob
Löwy, Joachim
Löwy, Löbl [ My 4xGGF ]
Löwy, Löwit Löbl / Wolf Löbl [ My 5xGGF ]
Löwy, Leopold
Löwy, Markus
Löwy, Salomon
Löwy, Wolf Löbl (1813)
Löwy, Wolf Löbl (1824)
Löwyová, Anna [ My 3xGGM ]
Löwyová, Eva
Löwyová, Juditha
Löwyová, Karoline
Löwyová, Juli
Löwyová, Paulina
Löwyová, Margareta
Löwyová, Rebeka
Löwyová, Rosalia
Löwyová, (Daughter)


Löwy, Elias [ b. c.1781, Radnice, Bohemia - d. 14.2.1853, Radnice, Bohemia ]

Second son of Löwit Löbl and Juditha (née Löwy) Löwy. As with most Jewish families from this area & era we have a dearth of information, but there are some tidbits which are worthwhile. Working backwards, there is a marriage record for a Leopold son of Radnice-familiant Elias Löwy and Rosalie (maiden name not given), to Karoline Lederer on 2 November 1853. In addition, there is a death record which matches our Elias's estimated age, so it's probably the same person. In the interest of full disclosure, there is another Elias Löwy in the area, about a dozen years younger than ours, whose wife was Theresia - clearly not the same family.

Parents:
Löwy, Löwit Löbl / Wolf Löbl
Löwyová, Juditha

Spouse(s):
(Unknown), Rosalie

Children:
Löwy, Leopold


Löwy, Isaak [ b. 177x, Radnice, Bohemia - d. 14.9.1831, Radnice, Bohemia ]
Isaak was the eldest son of Löwit Löbl and Juditha (née Löwy) Löwy of Radnice. He married Magdalena Schwarzova on 29 July 1809 - probably the actual wedding date, rather than a consensus date. The year of birth is an estimate as none is given in the available familiant record. The same record suggests he lived in Přívětice, just outside of Radnice. The familiant record lists two sons for Isaak - Löbl (in the same record for the next familiant, it refers to the same person as Wolf Löbl), and Josef, but it's likely they had more than two children. Isaak's family don't appear to be in the 1799 census records from the Plzeň area, and in point of fact most of the greater Löwy family seem to be missing from the same Plzeň-area census records for 1799. It would be nice to know if Isaak's wife Magdalena Schwarzová was the sister of his brother Löbl's wife Rosalie Schwarzová - this kind of preferential family intermarriage wasn't altogether unusual (for Jews anyway), and we see it in a number of places in my own family tree.

Parents:
Löwy, Löwit Löbl / Wolf Löbl
Löwyová, Juditha

Spouse(s):
Schwarzová, Magdalena

Children:
Löwy, Josef
Löwy, Wolf Löbl (1813)


Löwy, Joachim [ b. c.1798, Radnice, Bohemia - d. 9.4.1836, Radnice, Bohemia ]
Joachim was the youngest son of Löwit Löbl and Juditha (née Löwy) Löwy of Radnice. There is a familiant record for a Glückauf family in Radnice up on which he's listed as the 25 August 1833 successor to their familiant status. The entry is then crossed out, most likely following his 9 April 1836 death. There is an 1838 note on the same record which refers to another page in the book, probably re-allocating the same familiant authorization to another family.

The 25 August 1833 date is the consensus date for his marriage to Josefa Glückaufová, conceivably the daughter of the Naphtali Glückauf family, from whom he inherited familiant status. There are no children listed on the record, so it's possible they didn't have any between then and his 1836 passing.

Parents:
Löwy, Löwit Löbl / Wolf Löbl
Löwyová, Juditha

Spouse(s):
Glückaufová, Josefa

Children:
None/Unknown


Löwy, Löbl [ b. c.1783, Radnice, Bohemia - d. 16.9.1860, Radnice 126, Bohemia ]
Löbl was a son of Löwit Löbl and Juditha (née Löwy) Löwy of Radnice, and my 4th-great grandfather. First thing to consider - the name. The familiant record refers to him as Löwit Löwy. His grandchildren's birth records - that is, the children of his daughter Anna and her husand Leopold Klinger, my 3rd-great grandprents - refer to him as Löbl. The 1793 Jewish census record actually says his name is Levit Levit. These names are almost all analogues, so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that they're jockeyed around like that. The Löwy surname is also a first name (mine is the most obvious example), so any confusion is also understandable - even by other Jews. We have no explicit birth records for his own children, so it's anyone's guess what those say. Regardless of all, he married Rosalie Schwarzová on 6 August 1849 - the actual marriage date rather than a consensus date, owing to the year: rules and restrictions on Jews in Austria-Hungary started to change after 1848. The couple no doubt married in a Jewish ceremony (circa 1815 or so) before they had children, but the familiant rules made civil recognition impossible at the time; once those rules were lifted they had a civilly-recognized marriage in their golden years. Together they had the three children I've identified here, and possibly more. The gaps in the available Jewish records mean we may never find out.

Löbl was a "synagogendiener" which translates roughly to an officer of the synagogue. Religious family. I believe he was also a warehouse manager of some kind.

Parents:
Löwy, Löwit Löbl / Wolf Löbl
Löwyová, Juditha

Spouse(s):
Schwarzová, Rosalie

Children:
Löwy, Wolf Löbl (1824)
Löwyová, Anna
Löwyová, Rebeka


Löwy, Löwit Löbl / Wolf Löbl [ b. c.1745, Radnice, Bohemia? - d. 18.7.1832, Radnice, Bohemia ]
My 5th-great grandfather and earliest-known relative in this branch of the family. He was attached to my 5th-great-grandmother Judith Löwyová (likely unrelated as there were several Löwy families in the area, and it's arguably still the most common Jewish surname) in 1770, either by consensus or by marriage. We know of nine children, but it's possible there were more. As explored elsewhere on this page, the names question is a perplexing one owing to the fact that contemporary records refer to this family in various ways across sources. The familiant record says, "Löwit Löbl <also> Löwy." Whether the recorder means his surname is Löwit or Löwy is unclear. Löwy is also a first name - quite uncommon now, but fairly popular at that time - so it could be that the recorder was referring to either given or surname as Löwy. The anglicized version, like mine, is spelled Levi. The 1793 Plzeň-area Jewish census refers to him as Wolf Lebl Levit, which could simply be a mistake. There is no doubt that they are one and the same. Two and possibly three of his grandsons were named Wolf Löbl, in point of fact - one the son of Isaak, two the son of my 4th-great-grandfather Löbl, and a possible third to his son Markus (not confirmed). Knowing what we do about naming conventions of the time, we can surmise that whether Löwit Löbl or Wolf Löbl his father was also called Löbl. As noted in other profiles on this page, the Löwy/Löwi/Löbl/Löwit/Levit/Lövy/Lewi/etc. iterations are all analogues in the context of these records. I believe this approach was intended to demonstrate the very traditional, devoutly Jewish character of the family - that is, firstly, as descendents of the Levites, one of the 12 canonical Hebrew tribes, and perhaps equally that they were an observant family who built their lives around the synagogue. We see the name pop up again and again in my family, starting here and straight on through history, to me. Get out of that.

With regard to familianten: the primary family record appears to show that Löwit passed away in 1832. His son Isaak's evidently separate familiant status was granted in 1809, and he died in 1831. The familiant registrations are not explicitly linked in the record, but we know that second-son Markus inherited the status from either his brother or his father in 1832. The requirement for familiant status ceased after about 1848.

I have checked against every available Jewish register and familiant record from the Rokycany area - some 15 cities and locales. Sadly there are significant gaps in the records through about 1830, so critical information for the family is entirely absent. Second, the majority of the family seem to have started vacating the Radnice area after c. 1840. After about 1848, as we would expect, familiant numbers start to drop out of the birth records, so the connections without already-known, pre-1848 references are hard to nail down. After c. 1860 there are no more Löwy families having children in the area, according to all available Radnice-area Jewish registers, which in general suggests they left en masse. Accurately tracing a family through the Czech lands with a surname as common as Löwy will require significantly more research, and probably even more luck. But we know for sure some ended up in the Prague area, and considering the broader political and economic developments of the age probably a lot of Löwys moved to more urban areas and assimilated to some degree.

Parents:
Unknown

Spouse(s):
Löwyová, Judith

Children:
Löwy, Elias
Löwy, Isaak
Löwy, Joachim
Löwy, Löbl
Löwy, Markus
Löwy, Salomon
Löwy, Samuel
Löwyová, Eva
Löwyová, Margareta


Löwy, Wolf Löbl (1813) [ b. c.1813, Radnice, Bohemia - d. ? ]
One of two known sons of Isaak and Magdalena (née Schwarzová) Löwy. Wolf married Franziska Pam (some records spell it Pahm) 3 June 1841, which is a consensus and probably actual marriage date. They had at least the four children identified here.

Parents:
Löwy, Isaak
Schwarzová, Magdalena

Spouse(s):
Pamová, Franziska

Children:
Löwy, Jakob
Löwyová, Juli
Löwyová, Karoline
Löwyová, Rosalia


Löwy, Wolf Löbl (1824) [ b. c.1824, Radnice, Bohemia - d. 29.9.1863, Radnice 126, Bohemia ]
A son of Löbl and Rosalie (née Schwarzová) Löwy, and brother of my 3rd-great-grandmother. He married Josefa Raubíčková in Radnice on 20 June 1852. In the short time they were married - only nine years before he passed away - they had at least two daughters. Curiously, one daughter's birth record is missing a first name. Hence I've listed her here only as "daughter." It's not totally clear from the handwritten marriage record, but it appears Wolf might have been a book dealer or trader.

Parents:
Löwy, Löwit Löbl / Wolf Löbl
Löwyová, Juditha

Spouse(s):
Raubíčková, Josefa

Children:
Löwyová, Paulina
Löwyová, (Daughter)


Löwyová, Anna   [ b. c.1825, Radnice, Bohemia - d. 31.7.1892, Kunratice (Prague) ] Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 31 July 1892 Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 31 July 1892
Daughter of Löbl and Rosalie (née Schwarzová) Löwy of Radnice u Rokycan, a small city near Plzeň. Anna is my 3rd-great grandmother. Her Hebrew name was "Gala." Like her siblings, we don't have exact birthdates due to gaps in the available Jewish records. As such hers is a best-guesstimate based on several other records. Anna married Leopold Klinger on 6 June 1845 at the Hotel Robiček in Prague. According to the sole available police conscription document, Leopold and Anna lived Karlín number 284 in 1882, but we know from various sources that long before that they lived in Šeberov and Kunratice, on the outskirts of Prague. They later returned to Kunratice, where I believe they lived out their lives.

Services for her passing were held at the Villa Morgenstern in Vršovice - either some kind of ceremonial hall or at someone's estate - but she was buried in the Jewish Cemetery in Uhříněves next to her husband and various other Klinger relatives.

The spelling of Anna's maiden surname varies across documents and sources; in point of fact, inconsistent spelling and possibly pronunciation were not unusual, especially in Jewish records from the 18th-19th centuries. Even the familiant record variously lists the surname as Löbl, Löwit, Löwi, and Löwy. It's not as such clear which was considered the first and surname of her father and his father. One available record gives her father's name as Levit Levit. Curious and strange. Her own obituary spells the surname "Lewi."

Parents:
Löwy, Löbl
Schwarzová, Rosalie

Spouse(s):
Klinger, Leopold (1819)

Children:
Klinger, Karel (1847)
Klinger, Jakob (1849)
Klinger, Josef (1851)
Klingerová, Marie (1846)
Klingerová, Rosa


Löwyová, Rebeka   [ b. c.1816, Radnice, Bohemia - d. ? ]
Daughter of Löbl and Rosalie (née Schwarzová) Löwy, and elder sister of my 3rd-great-grandmother. Rebeka married Alexander Glück, apparently of Prague, on 13 August 1851 in Radnice. Together they had at least one child, Isak, who died as a toddler. There are no other children listed in the Radnice Jewish birth registers, so it's possible they had only the one child - Rebeka was 35 at the time of her marriage, so the prospect for additional children was more limited. There are no death records for Rebeka or Alexander in the availble Radnice books which suggests they lived elsewhere.

Parents:
Löwy, Löbl
Schwarzová, Rosalie

Spouse(s):
Glück, Alexander

Children:
Glück, Isak


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