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**It is possible to construct an interesting  connection between two men:**
 
'''The first was [[Moses ben Israel Lazarus (Isserles-Lazarus)]]''' He was born between 1523-30
and would, in modern language, have been known as Rabbi Moses Isserles. He died near the age of 50 in 1572 in [[Cracow]],
in Poland. He was an imposing man and he founded a Yeshiva and was its Rosh Jeshivah (President) for life. He was the author of "Darkhe
Moshe"
the ashkenazi viewpoint of Josef Caro's sephardic Halachic tradition. He was
the codifier of ashkenazi traditions and through his additions, the "Shulchan
Aruch" became the authoritative work among the Ashkenazim. This family
tree descends from Moses in a line to join with the son of the first identified
Cassirer, [[Loebel Moses Cassirer 1738-1880]] and his wife Sarah (Zerchen) Ruben
1743-1809. [[Loebel's Stamm Nummer,]] a form of residence permit survives. It shows he had
not quite as many rights as 'General Privileg', but better than 'Toleriert'
and that he was a also a steuernumerant (number holder) and thus was a
tax paying member of the community. (For a note on the origin of the Cassirer
name [[click here]].) Loebel's signature survives on [[his Stamm Nummer]] and this echo from 1796 is shown below.

 
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Loebel and Sara had at least 4 sons including:
[[Gerson]] (born 1768), [[Hirsch]] (born
1772), [[Jacob]] (born 1774) and [[Moses]] (born
1771) ben Loebel Cassirer. The latter, [[Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)]] as he later came to be
called, married[[Pesel Bat Salomon Friedlander]] (GGGGGG
Granddaughter of Moses ben Israel Lazarus- see above) in 1791.
And it is from this union that that
the line of Cassirers whose history is recounted here are descended.

Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)
and his wife Pesel.


Amongst the children of
Moses Cassirer and Pesel was [[Markus Cassirer]],
born in lower Silesia, in [[Schwientochlowitz]] (later
the site of a Nazi death camp and now situated in Poland), in 1801. Markus
Cassirer married [[Jeanette Steinitz]] . Their children
who would map out a remarkable history. That history of the
Cassirer descendants is expanded on in considerable detail [[here]].

 
'''The second man of interest was [[Don Menachem Chajim Ha-Kohen.]][^Source for Don Ha-Kohen^] '''He was born in 1650 and is said to
have come from Spain to Holland and then to Niederwerrn [Niderweren]. Niederwerrn
is a small village outside Schweinfurt in
the northern part of what is now the German state of Bavaria. (Only a few Jews have returned to live
in Niederweren. The beautiful city of [[Schweinfurt]]
is also now the home of the 12,000 soldiers of the US 1st Infantry Division
"The Big Red One")

 
Don Menachem's grandchildren included
Chajim born in 1761, Hannah (1766-1848), Levy (1775-1851) and
Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen (1762). As
a result of legislation enforcing adoption of surnames, some branches
of the family adopted the new name Kohnstamm, others dropped the
prefix 'Ha' and became known as Kohn.
(Cohn was at that time a legitimate alternative spelling.)

 
[[Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen]] emigrated to England in 1782 and established
a family in Brighton. It was in the course of this that he anglicized
his name to "[[Emanuel Hyum Cohen]]". (Much later, the family
he left behind in Germany took up the family name Kohnstamm.)
All of Emanuel Cohen's descendants remaining in England are through
the female line. But the name Cohen continues on born by the numerous
progeny of his sons who emigrated from England. Emanuel Cohen's
descendants spread across Canada, the USA, South Africa, New Zealand
and Australia.

 
It was one of Emanuel Cohen's sons, [[Abraham Cohen]],
who arrived from England in Australia
in 1835 . A year later he married [[Sophia]], the daughter of [[Henry Cohen]] (a tailor who in 1833 had been
transported from London to Australia for possessing several stolen promissory
notes). And it was [[Barbara Cohen]], GG Grandaughter of Henry Cohen,
and also sister in law to Abraham Cohen's G Grandson [[Bruce Benjamin]],
who would meet, and ultimately marry a son of a Cassirer.

         

Abraham Cohen (1812-1874)
Sophia Cohen (1816-1882)
Henry Cohen (1790-1867)

There is not much more that need be said here about this.
Both stories begin not far apart close to what is now the border of Poland and
Germany. This is not purely coincidence, since this was also a place where Jewish
people could survive, at least for periods of this history without constant
persecution [see [[note on the history of Central Europe]]]. Both families are forced apart, the Cassirers by the holocaust,
and the Cohens first by an earlier period of persecution and then, in the case
of Abraham Cohen, by the desire to find better financial circumstances through
emigration. And as a result, the lines curve together to intersect some three
hundred years later - about as far away as is possible - across the other side
of the world in Australia.

 
Obviously how we see the world depends
on where we stand in it. As one of the children of that union
of a Cohen and son of a Cassirer, there is some interest in that
intersection of what are otherwise separate and distant stories.
But the broader interest will be in the two distinct Cohen and
Cassirer stories and some highlights are provided in following
pages.
 
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*CassirerHistories
**[[Main.CassirersFoundingYears|Boom in the Founder Years]]
**[[Schwientochlowitz to Breslau]]
**[[Breslau to Berlin]]
**[[Music, Publishing and Art]]
**[[Continuing the Entrepeneurship]]
**[[Daughters]]
**[[The Scattered Generations]]


*[[Main.CohenBeginnings|Cohen Histories]]
**[[Cohen Beginnings]]
**[[Making their way]]
**[[Following generations]]

Of course Cohen and Cassirer are not the only families whose trajectories intersect at this point. Wives and husbands from other families merge in bringing other influences and histories. Over time, some of the other family histories which emerge as important influences will also be added to this overview. One is that of the Falk family, which originated in Dessau, also in the same area of Central Europe as the Cassirers and Cohens, and which became entwined with both.


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[[[For sources and more detail about the Ha-Kohen history click here]]]
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=== A tale of two men: Cassirer and Cohen 1500-1800 ===
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the northern part of what is now the German state of Bavaria. (No Jews live
in Niederweren anymore.
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and would, in modern language, have been known as Rabbi Moses Isserles.[[&dagger;]] He
died near the age of 50 in 1572 in [[Cracow]],
in Poland. He was an imposing man and he founded a Yeshiva and was its
Rosh Jeshivah (President) for life. He was the author of &quot;Darkhe
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'''The first was [[Moses ben Israel Lazarus        (Isserles-Lazarus)]]''' He was born between 1523-30
        and would, in modern language, have been known as Rabbi Moses Isserles.[[&dagger;]] He
        died near the age of 50 in 1572 in [[Cracow]],
        in Poland. He was an imposing man and he founded a Yeshiva and was its
        Rosh  Jeshivah (President) for life. He was the author of &quot;Darkhe
        Moshe&quot;
  the ashkenazi viewpoint of Josef Caro's sephardic Halachic tradition. He was
  the codifier of ashkenazi traditions and through his additions, the &quot;Shulchan
    Aruch&quot; became the authoritative work among the Ashkenazim. This family
    tree descends from Moses in a line to join with the son of the first identified
    Cassirer, [[Loebel Moses Cassirer      1738-1880]] and his wife Sarah (Zerchen) Ruben
    1743-1809. [[Loebel's      Stamm Nummer,]] a form of residence permit survives. It shows he had
    not quite as many rights as 'General Privileg', but better than 'Toleriert'
    and  that he was a also a steuernumerant (number holder) and thus was a
    tax paying member of the community. (For a note on the origin of the Cassirer
    name [[click      here]].) Loebel's signature survives on [[his      Stamm Nummer]] and this echo from 1796 is shown below.

 
Loebel and Sara had at least 4 sons including:
    [[Gerson]] (born 1768), [[Hirsch]] (born
    1772), [[Jacob]] (born 1774) and [[Moses]] (born
    1771) ben Loebel Cassirer. The latter, [[Moses  Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)]] as he later came to be
  called, married[[Pesel Bat Salomon Friedlander]] (GGGGGG
  Granddaughter of Moses ben Israel Lazarus- see above) in 1791.
  And it is from this union that  that
the line of  Cassirers whose history is recounted here are descended.

    Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)
and his wife Pesel.
Amongst the children of
    Moses Cassirer and Pesel was [[Markus Cassirer]],
      born in lower Silesia, in [[Schwientochlowitz]] (later
      the site of a Nazi death camp and now situated in Poland), in 1801. Markus
      Cassirer married [[Jeanette Steinitz]] . Their children
      who would map out a remarkable history. That  history of the
      Cassirer descendants is expanded on in considerable detail [[here]].

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'''The second man of interest was [[Don Menachem     Chajim Ha-Kohen.]] '''He was born in 1650 and is said to
    have come from Spain to Holland and then to Niederwerrn [Niderweren]. Niederwerrn
  is a small village outside Schweinfurt in
    the northern part of what is now the German state of Bavaria. (No Jews live
  in Niederweren anymore. The beautiful city of [[Schweinfurt]]
  is also now the home of the 12,000 soldiers of the US 1st Infantry Division
- &quot;The Big Red One&quot;. )

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Don Menachem's grandchildren included
  Chajim born in 1761, Hannah (1766-1848), Levy (1775-1851) and
  Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen (1762). As
    a result of legislation enforcing adoption of surnames, some branches
    of the family adopted the new name Kohnstamm, others dropped the
    prefix 'Ha' and became known as Kohn.
(Cohn
was at that time a legitimate alternative spelling.)
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'''The first was [[Moses ben Israel Lazarus (Isserles-Lazarus)]]''' He was born between 1523-30
and would, in modern language, have been known as Rabbi Moses Isserles.[[&dagger;]] He
died near the age of 50 in 1572 in [[Cracow]],
in Poland. He was an imposing man and he founded a Yeshiva and was its
Rosh Jeshivah (President) for life. He
was the author of &quot;Darkhe
Moshe&quot;
the ashkenazi viewpoint of Josef Caro's sephardic Halachic tradition
. He was
the codifier of ashkenazi traditions and through his additions, the &quot;Shulchan
Aruch&quot; became the authoritative work among the Ashkenazim. This family
tree descends from Moses in a line to join with the son of the first identified
Cassirer, [[Loebel Moses Cassirer 1738-1880]] and his wife Sarah (Zerchen
) Ruben
1743-1809. [[Loebel's Stamm Nummer,]] a form of residence permit survives. It shows he had
not quite as many rights as 'General Privileg', but better than 'Toleriert'
and that he was a also a steuernumerant (number holder) and thus was a
tax paying member of the community. (For a note on the origin of the Cassirer
name [[click here]].) Loebel's signature survives on [[his Stamm Nummer]] and this echo from 1796 is shown below.

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[[Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen]] emigrated to England in 1782 and established
a family in Brighton. It was in the course of this that he anglicized
his name to &quot;[[Emanuel Hyum Cohen]]&quot;. (Much later, the family
he left behind in Germany took up the family name Kohnstamm.)
All of Emanuel Cohen's descendants remaining in England are through
the female line. But the name Cohen continues on born by the numerous
progeny of his sons who emigrated from England. Emanuel Cohen's
descendants spread across Canada, the USA, South Africa, New Zealand
and Australia.

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It was one of Emanuel Cohen's sons, [[Abraham Cohen]],
who arrived from England in Australia
in 1835 . A year later he married
[[Sophia]], the daughter of [[Henry  Cohen]] (a tailor who in 1833 had been
  transported from London to Australia for possessing several stolen promissory
  notes
). And it was [[Barbara  Cohen]], GG Grandaughter of Henry Cohen,
  and also sister in law to Abraham Cohen's G Grandson [[Bruce Benjamin]],
who would meet, and ultimately marry a son
of a Cassirer.

 
    
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||Abraham Cohen (1812-1874)||Sophia Cohen (1816-1882) || Henry Cohen (1790-1867)||
 

There is not much more that need be said here about this.
      Both stories begin not far apart close to what is now the border of Poland and
      Germany. This is not purely coincidence, since this was also a place where Jewish
      people could survive, at least for periods of this history without constant
      persecution [see [[note on the history of Central        Europe]]]. Both families are forced apart, the Cassirers by the holocaust,
      and the Cohens first by an earlier period of persecution and then, in the case
      of Abraham Cohen, by the desire to find better financial circumstances through
      emigration. And as a result, the lines curve together to intersect some three
      hundred years later - about as far away as is possible - across the other side
of the world in Australia
.
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Loebel and Sara had at least 4 sons including:
[[Gerson]] (born 1768), [[Hirsch]] (born
1772), [[Jacob]] (born 1774) and
[[Moses]] (born
1771) ben Loebel Cassirer. The latter, [[Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)]] as he later came to be
called, married[[Pesel Bat Salomon Friedlander]] (GGGGGG
Granddaughter of Moses ben Israel Lazarus- see above
) in 1791.
And
it is from this union that that
the line
of Cassirers whose history is recounted here are descended.

    Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)
and his wife Pesel.
Amongst the children
of
Moses Cassirer and Pesel was [[Markus Cassirer]],
born in lower Silesia, in [[Schwientochlowitz]] (later
the site of a Nazi death camp and now situated in Poland), in 1801. Markus
Cassirer married [[Jeanette Steinitz]] . Their children
who would map out a remarkable history
. That history of the
Cassirer descendants is expanded on in considerable detail [[here]]
.
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Obviously how we see the world depends
on where we stand in it
. As one of the children of that union
of a Cohen and son of a Cassirer, there is some interest in that
intersection of what are otherwise separate and distant stories.
But the broader interest will be in
the two distinct Cohen and
Cassirer stories and some highlights are provided in following
pages
.
to:
'''The second man of interest was [[Don Menachem Chajim Ha-Kohen.]] '''He was born in 1650 and is said to
have come from Spain to Holland and then to Niederwerrn [Niderweren]. Niederwerrn
is a small village outside Schweinfurt in
the northern part of what is now
the German state of Bavaria. (No Jews live
in Niederweren anymore. The beautiful city of [[Schweinfurt]]
is also now the home of the 12,000 soldiers of the US 1st Infantry Division
- &quot;The Big Red One&quot;
. )
Changed lines 60-61 from:
'''Click here for [[Cassirers: Founding Years]] '''
to:
Don Menachem's grandchildren included
Chajim born in 1761, Hannah (1766-1848), Levy (1775-1851) and
Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen (1762). As
a result of legislation enforcing adoption of surnames, some branches
of the family adopted the new name Kohnstamm, others dropped the
prefix
'Ha' and became known as Kohn.
(Cohn was at that time a legitimate alternative spelling.)

Changed lines 69-70 from:
'''Click here for [[Cohen: Beginnings in Australia]]'''
to:
[[Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen]] emigrated to England in 1782 and established
a family in Brighton. It was in the course of this that he anglicized
his name to &quot;[[Emanuel Hyum Cohen
]]&quot;. (Much later, the family
he left behind in Germany took up the family name Kohnstamm.)
All of Emanuel Cohen
's descendants remaining in England are through
the female line. But the name Cohen continues on born by the numerous
progeny of his sons who emigrated from England. Emanuel Cohen
's
descendants spread across Canada, the USA, South Africa, New Zealand
and Australia.

Changed lines 80-81 from:
Of course Cohen and Cassirer are not the only families whose trajectories intersect at this point. Wives and husbands from other families merge in bringing other influences and histories. Over time, some of the other family histories which emerge as important influences will also be added to this overview. One is that of the Falk family, which originated in Dessau, also in the same area of Central Europe as the Cassirers and Cohens, and which became entwined with both.
to:
It was one of Emanuel Cohen's sons, [[Abraham Cohen]],
who arrived from England in Australia
in 1835 . A year later he married [[Sophia]], the daughter of [[Henry Cohen]] (a tailor who in 1833 had been
transported from London to Australia for possessing several stolen promissory
notes). And it was [[Barbara Cohen]], GG Grandaughter of Henry Cohen,
and also sister in law to Abraham Cohen's G Grandson [[Bruce Benjamin]],
who would meet, and ultimately marry a son of a Cassirer.

         
{| border="1"
|-
|
|
|
|}     
{| border="1"
|-
|Abraham Cohen (1812-1874)
|Sophia Cohen (1816-1882)
| Henry Cohen (1790-1867)
|} 
There is not much more that need be said here about this.
Both stories begin not far apart close to what is now the border of Poland and
Germany. This is not purely coincidence, since this was also a place where Jewish
people could survive, at least for periods of this history without constant
persecution [see [[note on the history of Central Europe]]]. Both families are forced apart, the Cassirers by the holocaust,
and the Cohens first by an earlier period of persecution and then, in the case
of Abraham Cohen, by the desire to find better financial circumstances through
emigration. And as a result, the lines curve together to intersect some three
hundred years later - about as far away as is possible - across the other side
of the world in Australia.

Changed lines 113-114 from:
'''Click here for''' [[Falk: Scattered from Dessau - across two hemispheres and four continents]]
to:
Obviously how we see the world depends
on where we stand in it. As one of the children of that union
of a Cohen and son of a Cassirer, there is some interest in that
intersection of what are otherwise separate and distant stories.
But the broader interest will be in the two distinct Cohen and
Cassirer stories and some highlights are provided in following
pages.

Changed lines 122-123 from:
[[[For sources and more detail  about the Ha-Kohen history click here]]]
to:
'''Click here for [[Cassirers: Founding Years]] '''
Added lines 125-136:
'''Click here for [[Cohen: Beginnings in Australia]]'''

 
Of course Cohen and Cassirer are not the only families whose trajectories intersect at this point. Wives and husbands from other families merge in bringing other influences and histories. Over time, some of the other family histories which emerge as important influences will also be added to this overview. One is that of the Falk family, which originated in Dessau, also in the same area of Central Europe as the Cassirers and Cohens, and which became entwined with both.

 
'''Click here for''' [[Falk: Scattered from Dessau - across two hemispheres and four continents]]

 
[[[For sources and more detail about the Ha-Kohen history click here]]]

 
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->===== Note: In the map above numbers refer to the following places: 1. Schweinfurt 2. Dessau 3. Berlin, 4 Breslau (now Wroclaw), 5 Schwientochlowitz, 6. Krakau (Cracow in English) - click on map to expand it. =====
to:
  
===== Note: In the map above numbers refer to the following places: 1. Schweinfurt 2. Dessau 3. Berlin, 4 Breslau (now Wroclaw), 5 Schwientochlowitz, 6. Krakau (Cracow in English) - click on map to expand it. =====
 
=== It is possible to construct an interesting  connection between two men:
===
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'''The first was [[Moses ben Israel Lazarus        (Isserles-Lazarus)]]''' He was born between 1523-30
        and would, in modern language, have been known as Rabbi Moses Isserles.[[&dagger;]] He
        died near the age of 50 in 1572 in [[Cracow]],
        in Poland. He was an imposing man and he founded a Yeshiva and was its
        Rosh  Jeshivah (President) for life. He was the author of &quot;Darkhe
        Moshe&quot;
  the ashkenazi viewpoint of Josef Caro's sephardic Halachic tradition. He was
  the codifier of ashkenazi traditions and through his additions, the &quot;Shulchan
    Aruch&quot; became the authoritative work among the Ashkenazim. This family
    tree descends from Moses in a line to join with the son of the first identified
    Cassirer, [[Loebel Moses Cassirer      1738-1880]] and his wife Sarah (Zerchen) Ruben
    1743-1809. [[Loebel's      Stamm Nummer,]] a form of residence permit survives. It shows he had
    not quite as many rights as 'General Privileg', but better than 'Toleriert'
    and  that he was a also a steuernumerant (number holder) and thus was a
    tax paying member of the community. (For a note on the origin of the Cassirer
    name [[click      here]].) Loebel's signature survives on [[his      Stamm Nummer]] and this echo from 1796 is shown below.

 
Loebel and Sara had at least 4 sons including:
    [[Gerson]] (born 1768), [[Hirsch]] (born
    1772), [[Jacob]] (born 1774) and [[Moses]] (born
    1771) ben Loebel Cassirer. The latter, [[Moses  Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)]] as he later came to be
  called, married[[Pesel Bat Salomon Friedlander]] (GGGGGG
  Granddaughter of Moses ben Israel Lazarus- see above) in 1791.
  And it is from this union that  that
the line of  Cassirers whose history is recounted here are descended.

    Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)
and his wife Pesel.
Amongst the children of
    Moses Cassirer and Pesel was [[Markus Cassirer]],
      born in lower Silesia, in [[Schwientochlowitz]] (later
      the site of a Nazi death camp and now situated in Poland), in 1801. Markus
      Cassirer married [[Jeanette Steinitz]] . Their children
      who would map out a remarkable history. That  history of the
      Cassirer descendants is expanded on in considerable detail [[here]].

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=== It is possible to construct an interesting  connection between two men: ===
to:
'''The second man of interest was [[Don Menachem     Chajim Ha-Kohen.]] '''He was born in 1650 and is said to
    have come from Spain to Holland and then to Niederwerrn [Niderweren]. Niederwerrn
  is a small village outside Schweinfurt in
    the northern part of what is now the German state of Bavaria. (No Jews live
  in Niederweren anymore. The beautiful city of [[Schweinfurt]]
  is also now the home of the 12,000 soldiers of the US 1st Infantry Division
- &quot;The Big Red One&quot;. )

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'''The first was [[Moses ben Israel Lazarus (Isserles-Lazarus)]]''' He was born between 1523-30
and would, in modern language, have been known as Rabbi Moses Isserles.[[&dagger;]] He
died near the age of 50 in 1572 in [[Cracow]],
in Poland. He was an imposing man and he founded a Yeshiva and was its
Rosh Jeshivah (President) for life. He
was the author of &quot;Darkhe
Moshe&quot;
the ashkenazi viewpoint of Josef Caro's sephardic Halachic tradition
. He was
the codifier of ashkenazi traditions and through his additions, the &quot;Shulchan
Aruch&quot; became the authoritative work among the Ashkenazim. This family
tree descends from Moses in a line to join with the son of the first identified
Cassirer, </font>[[Loebel Moses Cassirer 1738-1880]] and his wife Sarah (Zerchen
) Ruben
1743-1809. [[Loebel's Stamm Nummer,]] a form of residence permit survives. It shows he had
not quite as many rights as 'General Privileg', but better than 'Toleriert'
and that he was a also a steuernumerant (number holder) and thus was a
tax paying member of the community. (For a note on the origin of the Cassirer
name [[click here]].) </font>Loebel's signature survives on [[his Stamm Nummer]] and this echo from 1796 is shown below.</font>

to:
Don Menachem's grandchildren included
  Chajim born in 1761, Hannah (1766-1848), Levy (1775-1851) and
  Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen (1762). As
    a result of legislation enforcing adoption of surnames, some branches
    of the family adopted the new name Kohnstamm, others dropped the
    prefix 'Ha' and became known as Kohn.
(Cohn
was at that time a legitimate alternative spelling.)
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[[Image:cassirer1_signature.png]]
to:
[[Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen]] emigrated to England in 1782 and established
a family in Brighton. It was in the course of this that he anglicized
his name to &quot;[[Emanuel Hyum Cohen]]&quot;. (Much later, the family
he left behind in Germany took up the family name Kohnstamm.)
All of Emanuel Cohen's descendants remaining in England are through
the female line. But the name Cohen continues on born by the numerous
progeny of his sons who emigrated from England. Emanuel Cohen's
descendants spread across Canada, the USA, South Africa, New Zealand
and Australia.

Changed lines 77-95 from:
Loebel and Sara had at least 4 sons including:
[[Gerson]] (born 1768), [[Hirsch]] (born
1772), [[Jacob]] (born 1774) and [[Moses]] (born
1771) ben Loebel Cassirer. The latter, </font>
[[Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)]] as he later came to be
called, married</font>[[Pesel Bat Salomon Friedlander]] (</font>GGGGGG
Granddaughter of Moses ben Israel Lazarus- see above) in 1791
.
And it is from this union that that
the line
of Cassirers whose history is recounted here are descended.</font>

    <font  color="#000000">Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)
and his wife Pesel</font>.
A</font>mongst the children
of
Moses Cassirer and Pesel was [[Markus Cassirer]],
born in lower Silesia, in [[Schwientochlowitz]] (later
the site of a Nazi death camp and now situated in Poland), in 1801. Markus
Cassirer married </font>[[Jeanette Steinitz]] . Their children
who would map out a remarkable history. That history of the
Cassirer descendants is expanded on in considerable detail [[here]]
.</font>
to:
It was one of Emanuel Cohen's sons, [[Abraham Cohen]],
who arrived from England in Australia
in 1835 . A year later he married [[Sophia]], the daughter of
[[Henry  Cohen]] (a tailor who in 1833 had been
  transported from London to Australia for possessing several stolen promissory
  notes)
. And it was [[Barbara  Cohen]], GG Grandaughter of Henry Cohen,
  and also sister in law to Abraham Cohen's G Grandson [[Bruce Benjamin]],
who would meet, and ultimately marry a son
of a Cassirer.

 
    
||||||||
      
||Abraham Cohen (1812-1874)||Sophia Cohen (1816-1882) || Henry Cohen (1790-1867)||
 

There is not much more that need be said here about this.
      Both stories begin not far apart close to what is now the border of Poland and
      Germany
. This is not purely coincidence, since this was also a place where Jewish
      people could survive, at least for periods of this history without constant
      persecution [see [[note on the history of Central        Europe]]]. Both families are forced apart, the Cassirers by the holocaust,
      and the Cohens first by an earlier period of persecution and then, in the case
      of Abraham Cohen, by the desire to find better financial circumstances through
      emigration. And as a result, the lines curve together to intersect some three
      hundred years later - about as far away as is possible - across the other side
of the world in Australia.

Changed lines 102-109 from:
'''The second man of interest was [[Don Menachem Chajim Ha-Kohen.]] '''He was born in 1650 and is said to
have come from Spain to Holland and then to Niederwerrn [Niderweren]. Niederwerrn
is a small village outside Schweinfurt in
the northern part of what is now
the German state of Bavaria. (No Jews live
in Niederweren anymore. The beautiful city of [[Schweinfurt]]
is also now the home of the 12,000 soldiers of the US 1st Infantry Division
- &quot;The Big Red One&quot;
. )</font>
to:
Obviously how we see the world depends
on where we stand in it
. As one of the children of that union
of a Cohen and son of a Cassirer, there is some interest in that
intersection of what are otherwise separate and distant stories.
But the broader interest will be in
the two distinct Cohen and
Cassirer stories and some highlights are provided in following
pages
.
Changed lines 111-118 from:
Don Menachem's grandchildren included
Chajim born in 1761, Hannah (1766-1848), Levy (1775-1851) and
Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen (1762).</font> As
a result of legislation enforcing adoption of surnames, some branches
of the family adopted the new name Kohnstamm, others dropped the
prefix
'Ha' and</font> became known as Kohn.
(Cohn was at that time a legitimate alternative spelling.)</font>

to:
'''Click here for [[Cassirers: Founding Years]] '''
Changed lines 114-123 from:
[[Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen]] emigrated to England in 1782 and established
a family in Brighton. It was in the course of this that he anglicized
his name to &quot;</font>[[Emanuel Hyum Cohen
]]&quot;. (Much later, the family
he left behind in Germany took up the family name Kohnstamm.)
All of Emanuel Cohen
's descendants remaining in England are through
the female line. But the name Cohen continues on born by the numerous
progeny of his sons who emigrated from England. Emanuel Cohen
's
descendants spread across Canada, the USA, South Africa, New Zealand
and Australia.</font>

to:
'''Click here for [[Cohen: Beginnings in Australia]]'''
Changed lines 117-148 from:
It was one of Emanuel Cohen's sons, </font>[[Abraham Cohen]]<font color="#0000ff">,
</font>who arrived from England in Australia
in 1835 . A year later he married </font>[[Sophia]], the daughter of </font>[[Henry Cohen]] (a tailor who in 1833 had been
transported from London to Australia for possessing several stolen promissory
notes). And it was </font>[[Barbara Cohen]], GG Grandaughter of Henry Cohen,
and also sister in law to Abraham Cohen's G Grandson </font>[[Bruce Benjamin]],
who would meet, and ultimately marry a son of a Cassirer.</font>

         
{| border="1"
|-
|
|
|
|}     
{| border="1"
|-
|<font  color="#000000">Abraham Cohen (1812-1874)</font>
|<font  color="#000000">Sophia Cohen (1816-1882) </font>
| <font  color="#000000">Henry Cohen (1790-1867)</font>
|} 
There is not much more that need be said here about this.
Both stories begin not far apart close to what is now the border of Poland and
Germany. This is not purely coincidence, since this was also a place where Jewish
people could survive, at least for periods of this history without constant
persecution [see [[note on the history of Central Europe]]]. Both families are forced apart, the Cassirers by the holocaust,
and the Cohens first by an earlier period of persecution and then, in the case
of Abraham Cohen, by the desire to find better financial circumstances through
emigration. And as a result, the lines curve together to intersect some three
hundred years later - about as far away as is possible - across the other side
of the world in Australia.</font>

to:
Of course Cohen and Cassirer are not the only families whose trajectories intersect at this point. Wives and husbands from other families merge in bringing other influences and histories. Over time, some of the other family histories which emerge as important influences will also be added to this overview. One is that of the Falk family, which originated in Dessau, also in the same area of Central Europe as the Cassirers and Cohens, and which became entwined with both.
Changed lines 120-127 from:
Obviously how we see the world depends
on where we stand in it. As one of the children of that union
of a Cohen and son of a Cassirer, there is some interest in that
intersection of what are otherwise separate and distant stories.
But the broader interest will be in the two distinct Cohen and
Cassirer stories and some highlights are provided in following
pages.</font>

to:
'''Click here for''' [[Falk: Scattered from Dessau - across two hemispheres and four continents]]
Changed lines 123-124 from:
'''Click here for </font>[[Cassirers: Founding Years]] '''
to:
[[[For sources and more detail  about the Ha-Kohen history click here]]]
Deleted lines 125-263:
'''Click here for [[Cohen: Beginnings in Australia]]</font>'''

 
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=== A tale of two men: Cassirer and Cohen 1500-1800 ===
->===== Note: In the map above numbers refer to the following places: 1. Schweinfurt 2. Dessau 3. Berlin, 4 Breslau (now Wroclaw), 5 Schwientochlowitz, 6. Krakau (Cracow in English) - click on map to expand it. =====
 
 
=== It is possible to construct an interesting  connection between two men: ===
 
'''The first was [[Moses ben Israel Lazarus (Isserles-Lazarus)]]''' He was born between 1523-30
and would, in modern language, have been known as Rabbi Moses Isserles.[[&dagger;]] He
died near the age of 50 in 1572 in [[Cracow]],
in Poland. He was an imposing man and he founded a Yeshiva and was its
Rosh Jeshivah (President) for life. He was the author of &quot;Darkhe
Moshe&quot;
the ashkenazi viewpoint of Josef Caro's sephardic Halachic tradition. He was
the codifier of ashkenazi traditions and through his additions, the &quot;Shulchan
Aruch&quot; became the authoritative work among the Ashkenazim. This family
tree descends from Moses in a line to join with the son of the first identified
Cassirer, </font>[[Loebel Moses Cassirer 1738-1880]] and his wife Sarah (Zerchen) Ruben
1743-1809. [[Loebel's Stamm Nummer,]] a form of residence permit survives. It shows he had
not quite as many rights as 'General Privileg', but better than 'Toleriert'
and that he was a also a steuernumerant (number holder) and thus was a
tax paying member of the community. (For a note on the origin of the Cassirer
name [[click here]].) </font>Loebel's signature survives on [[his Stamm Nummer]] and this echo from 1796 is shown below.</font>

 
[[Image:cassirer1_signature.png]]

 
Loebel and Sara had at least 4 sons including:
[[Gerson]] (born 1768), [[Hirsch]] (born
1772), [[Jacob]] (born 1774) and [[Moses]] (born
1771) ben Loebel Cassirer. The latter, </font>[[Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)]] as he later came to be
called, married</font>[[Pesel Bat Salomon Friedlander]] (</font>GGGGGG
Granddaughter of Moses ben Israel Lazarus- see above) in 1791.
And it is from this union that that
the line of Cassirers whose history is recounted here are descended.</font>

    <font  color="#000000">Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)
and his wife Pesel</font>.
A</font>mongst the children of
Moses Cassirer and Pesel was [[Markus Cassirer]],
born in lower Silesia, in [[Schwientochlowitz]] (later
the site of a Nazi death camp and now situated in Poland), in 1801. Markus
Cassirer married </font>[[Jeanette Steinitz]] . Their children
who would map out a remarkable history. That history of the
Cassirer descendants is expanded on in considerable detail [[here]].</font>

 
'''The second man of interest was [[Don Menachem Chajim Ha-Kohen.]] '''He was born in 1650 and is said to
have come from Spain to Holland and then to Niederwerrn [Niderweren]. Niederwerrn
is a small village outside Schweinfurt in
the northern part of what is now the German state of Bavaria. (No Jews live
in Niederweren anymore. The beautiful city of [[Schweinfurt]]
is also now the home of the 12,000 soldiers of the US 1st Infantry Division
- &quot;The Big Red One&quot;. )</font>

 
Don Menachem's grandchildren included
Chajim born in 1761, Hannah (1766-1848), Levy (1775-1851) and
Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen (1762).</font> As
a result of legislation enforcing adoption of surnames, some branches
of the family adopted the new name Kohnstamm, others dropped the
prefix 'Ha' and</font> became known as Kohn.
(Cohn was at that time a legitimate alternative spelling.)</font>

 
[[Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen]] emigrated to England in 1782 and established
a family in Brighton. It was in the course of this that he anglicized
his name to &quot;</font>[[Emanuel Hyum Cohen]]&quot;. (Much later, the family
he left behind in Germany took up the family name Kohnstamm.)
All of Emanuel Cohen's descendants remaining in England are through
the female line. But the name Cohen continues on born by the numerous
progeny of his sons who emigrated from England. Emanuel Cohen's
descendants spread across Canada, the USA, South Africa, New Zealand
and Australia.</font>

 
It was one of Emanuel Cohen's sons, </font>[[Abraham Cohen]]<font color="#0000ff">,
</font>who arrived from England in Australia
in 1835 . A year later he married </font>[[Sophia]], the daughter of </font>[[Henry Cohen]] (a tailor who in 1833 had been
transported from London to Australia for possessing several stolen promissory
notes). And it was </font>[[Barbara Cohen]], GG Grandaughter of Henry Cohen,
and also sister in law to Abraham Cohen's G Grandson </font>[[Bruce Benjamin]],
who would meet, and ultimately marry a son of a Cassirer.</font>

         
{| border="1"
|-
|
|
|
|}     
{| border="1"
|-
|<font  color="#000000">Abraham Cohen (1812-1874)</font>
|<font  color="#000000">Sophia Cohen (1816-1882) </font>
| <font  color="#000000">Henry Cohen (1790-1867)</font>
|} 
There is not much more that need be said here about this.
Both stories begin not far apart close to what is now the border of Poland and
Germany. This is not purely coincidence, since this was also a place where Jewish
people could survive, at least for periods of this history without constant
persecution [see [[note on the history of Central Europe]]]. Both families are forced apart, the Cassirers by the holocaust,
and the Cohens first by an earlier period of persecution and then, in the case
of Abraham Cohen, by the desire to find better financial circumstances through
emigration. And as a result, the lines curve together to intersect some three
hundred years later - about as far away as is possible - across the other side
of the world in Australia.</font>

 
Obviously how we see the world depends
on where we stand in it. As one of the children of that union
of a Cohen and son of a Cassirer, there is some interest in that
intersection of what are otherwise separate and distant stories.
But the broader interest will be in the two distinct Cohen and
Cassirer stories and some highlights are provided in following
pages.</font>

 
'''Click here for </font>[[Cassirers: Founding Years]] '''

 
'''Click here for [[Cohen: Beginnings in Australia]]</font>'''

 
Of course Cohen and Cassirer are not the only families whose trajectories intersect at this point. Wives and husbands from other families merge in bringing other influences and histories. Over time, some of the other family histories which emerge as important influences will also be added to this overview. One is that of the Falk family, which originated in Dessau, also in the same area of Central Europe as the Cassirers and Cohens, and which became entwined with both.</font>

 
'''Click here for''' [[Falk: Scattered from Dessau - across two hemispheres and four continents]]</font>

 
[[[For sources and more detail about the Ha-Kohen history click here]]]

 
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<<|[[HistoryTrail|Next Page]]|>>Of course Cohen and Cassirer are not the only families whose trajectories intersect at this point. Wives and husbands from other families merge in bringing other influences and histories. Over time, some of the other family histories which emerge as important influences will also be added to this overview. One is that of the Falk family, which originated in Dessau, also in the same area of Central Europe as the Cassirers and Cohens, and which became entwined with both.</font>

 
'''Click here for''' [[Falk: Scattered from Dessau - across two hemispheres and four continents]]</font>

 
[[[For sources and more detail about the Ha-Kohen history click here]]]

 
[[Back to Overviews first page]]

 


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'''The first was [[Moses ben Israel Lazarus (Isserles-Lazarus)]]''' He was born between 1523-30
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Cassirer, </font>[[Loebel Moses Cassirer 1738-1880]]<font color="#000000"> and his wife Sarah (Zerchen) Ruben
to:
Cassirer, </font>[[Loebel Moses Cassirer 1738-1880]] and his wife Sarah (Zerchen) Ruben
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name [[click here]].) </font><font color="#000000">Loebel's signature survives on [[his Stamm Nummer]] and this echo from 1796 is shown below.</font>
to:
name [[click here]].) </font>Loebel's signature survives on [[his Stamm Nummer]] and this echo from 1796 is shown below.</font>
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<font color="#000000">Loebel and Sara had at least 4 sons including:
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1771) ben Loebel Cassirer. The latter, </font>[[Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)]]<font color="#000000"> as he later came to be
called, married</font>[[Pesel Bat Salomon Friedlander]] <font color="#000000">(</font><font color="#000000">GGGGGG
to:
1771) ben Loebel Cassirer. The latter, </font>[[Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)]] as he later came to be
called, married</font>[[Pesel Bat Salomon Friedlander]] (</font>GGGGGG
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<font color="#000000">A</font><font color="#000000">mongst the children of
Moses Cassirer and Pesel was
[[Markus Cassirer]],<font color="#000000">
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A</font>mongst the children of
Moses Cassirer and Pesel was
[[Markus Cassirer]],
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</font><font color="#000000">who arrived from England in Australia
in 1835 . A year later he married </font>[[Sophia]]<font color="#000000">, the daughter of </font>[[Henry Cohen]]<font color="#000000"> (a tailor who in 1833 had been
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=== A tale of two men: Cassirer
and Cohen 1500-1800 ===
->===== Note: In the map above numbers refer to the following places: 1. Schweinfurt 2. Dessau 3. Berlin, 4 Breslau (now Wroclaw), 5 Schwientochlowitz, 6. Krakau (Cracow in English) - click on map to expand it. =====
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'''The first was [[Moses ben Israel Lazarus (Isserles-Lazarus)]]''' He was born between 1523-30
and would, in modern language, have been known as Rabbi Moses Isserles.[[&dagger;]] He
died near the age of 50 in 1572 in [[Cracow]],
in Poland. He was an imposing man and he founded a Yeshiva and was its
Rosh Jeshivah (President) for life. He was the author of &quot;Darkhe
Moshe&quot;
the ashkenazi viewpoint of Josef Caro's sephardic Halachic tradition. He was
the codifier of ashkenazi traditions and through his additions, the &quot;Shulchan
Aruch&quot; became the authoritative work among the Ashkenazim. This family
tree descends from Moses in a line to join with the son of the first identified
Cassirer, </font>[[Loebel Moses Cassirer 1738-1880]] and his wife Sarah (Zerchen) Ruben
1743-1809. [[Loebel's Stamm Nummer,]] a form of residence permit survives. It shows he had
not quite as many rights as 'General Privileg', but better than 'Toleriert'
and that he was a also a steuernumerant (number holder) and thus was a
tax paying member of the community. (For a note on the origin of the Cassirer
name [[click here]].) </font>Loebel's signature survives on [[his Stamm Nummer]] and this echo from 1796 is shown below.</font>

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Loebel and Sara had at least 4 sons including:
[[Gerson]] (born 1768), [[Hirsch]] (born
1772), [[Jacob]] (born 1774) and [[Moses]] (born
1771) ben Loebel Cassirer. The latter, </font>[[Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)]] as he later came to be
called, married</font>[[Pesel Bat Salomon Friedlander]] (</font>GGGGGG
Granddaughter of Moses ben Israel Lazarus- see above) in 1791.
And it is from this union that that
the line of Cassirers whose history is recounted here are descended.</font>

    <font  color="#000000">Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)
and his wife Pesel</font>.
A</font>mongst the children of
Moses Cassirer and Pesel was [[Markus Cassirer]],
born in lower Silesia, in [[Schwientochlowitz]] (later
the site of a Nazi death camp and now situated in Poland), in 1801. Markus
Cassirer married </font>[[Jeanette Steinitz]] . Their children
who would map out a remarkable history. That history of the
Cassirer descendants is expanded on in considerable detail [[here]].</font>

 
'''The second man of interest was [[Don Menachem Chajim Ha-Kohen.]] '''He was born in 1650 and is said to
have come from Spain to Holland and then to Niederwerrn [Niderweren]. Niederwerrn
is a small village outside Schweinfurt in
the northern part of what is now the German state of Bavaria. (No Jews live
in Niederweren anymore. The beautiful city of [[Schweinfurt]]
is also now the home of the 12,000 soldiers of the US 1st Infantry Division
- &quot;The Big Red One&quot;. )</font>

 
Don Menachem's grandchildren included
Chajim born in 1761, Hannah (1766-1848), Levy (1775-1851) and
Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen (1762).</font> As
a result of legislation enforcing adoption of surnames, some branches
of the family adopted the new name Kohnstamm, others dropped the
prefix 'Ha' and</font> became known as Kohn.
(Cohn was at that time a legitimate alternative spelling.)</font>

 
[[Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen]] emigrated to England in 1782 and established
a family in Brighton. It was in the course of this that he anglicized
his name to &quot;</font>[[Emanuel Hyum Cohen]]&quot;. (Much later, the family
he left behind in Germany took up the family name Kohnstamm.)
All of Emanuel Cohen's descendants remaining in England are through
the female line. But the name Cohen continues on born by the numerous
progeny of his sons who emigrated from England. Emanuel Cohen's
descendants spread across Canada, the USA, South Africa, New Zealand
and Australia.</font>

 
It was one of Emanuel Cohen's sons, </font>[[Abraham Cohen]]<font color="#0000ff">,
</font>who arrived from England in Australia
in 1835 . A year later he married </font>[[Sophia]], the daughter of </font>[[Henry Cohen]] (a tailor who in 1833 had been
transported from London to Australia for possessing several stolen promissory
notes). And it was </font>[[Barbara Cohen]], GG Grandaughter of Henry Cohen,
and also sister in law to Abraham Cohen's G Grandson </font>[[Bruce Benjamin]],
who would meet, and ultimately marry a son of a Cassirer.</font>

         
{| border="1"
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{| border="1"
|-
|<font  color="#000000">Abraham Cohen (1812-1874)</font>
|<font  color="#000000">Sophia Cohen (1816-1882) </font>
| <font  color="#000000">Henry Cohen (1790-1867)</font>
|} 
There is not much more that need be said here about this.
Both stories begin not far apart close to what is now the border of Poland and
Germany. This is not purely coincidence, since this was also a place where Jewish
people could survive, at least for periods of this history without constant
persecution [see [[note on the history of Central Europe]]]. Both families are forced apart, the Cassirers by the holocaust,
and the Cohens first by an earlier period of persecution and then, in the case
of Abraham Cohen, by the desire to find better financial circumstances through
emigration. And as a result, the lines curve together to intersect some three
hundred years later - about as far away as is possible - across the other side
of the world in Australia.</font>

 
Obviously how we see the world depends
on where we stand in it. As one of the children of that union
of a Cohen and son of a Cassirer, there is some interest in that
intersection of what are otherwise separate and distant stories.
But the broader interest will be in the two distinct Cohen and
Cassirer stories and some highlights are provided in following
pages.</font>

 
'''Click here for </font>[[Cassirers: Founding Years]] '''

 
'''Click here for [[Cohen: Beginnings in Australia]]</font>'''

 
Of course Cohen and Cassirer are not the only families whose trajectories intersect at this point. Wives and husbands from other families merge in bringing other influences and histories. Over time, some of the other family histories which emerge as important influences will also be added to this overview. One is that of the Falk family, which originated in Dessau, also in the same area of Central Europe as the Cassirers and Cohens, and which became entwined with both.</font>

 
'''Click here for''' [[Falk: Scattered from Dessau - across two hemispheres and four continents]]</font>

 
[[[For sources and more detail about the Ha-Kohen history click here]]]

 
[[Back to Overviews first page]]

 

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'''Click here for''' [[Falk: Scattered from Dessau - across two hemispheres and four continents]]</font>

 
[[[For sources and more detail about the Ha-Kohen history click here]]]

 
[[Back to Overviews first page]]

 


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->===== Note: In the map above numbers refer to the following places: 1. Schweinfurt 2. Dessau 3. Berlin, 4 Breslau (now Wroclaw), 5 Schwientochlowitz, 6. Krakau (Cracow in English) - click on map to expand it. =====
 
 
=== It is possible to construct an interesting  connection between two men: ===
 
'''The first was [[Moses ben Israel Lazarus (Isserles-Lazarus)]]'''<font color="#000000"> He was born between 1523-30
and would, in modern language, have been known as Rabbi Moses Isserles.[[&dagger;]] He
died near the age of 50 in 1572 in [[Cracow]],
in Poland. He was an imposing man and he founded a Yeshiva and was its
Rosh Jeshivah (President) for life. He was the author of &quot;Darkhe
Moshe&quot;
the ashkenazi viewpoint of Josef Caro's sephardic Halachic tradition. He was
the codifier of ashkenazi traditions and through his additions, the &quot;Shulchan
Aruch&quot; became the authoritative work among the Ashkenazim. This family
tree descends from Moses in a line to join with the son of the first identified
Cassirer, </font>[[Loebel Moses Cassirer 1738-1880]]<font color="#000000"> and his wife Sarah (Zerchen) Ruben
1743-1809. [[Loebel's Stamm Nummer,]] a form of residence permit survives. It shows he had
not quite as many rights as 'General Privileg', but better than 'Toleriert'
and that he was a also a steuernumerant (number holder) and thus was a
tax paying member of the community. (For a note on the origin of the Cassirer
name [[click here]].) </font><font color="#000000">Loebel's signature survives on [[his Stamm Nummer]] and this echo from 1796 is shown below.</font>

 
[[Image:cassirer1_signature.png]]

 
<font color="#000000">Loebel and Sara had at least 4 sons including:
[[Gerson]] (born 1768), [[Hirsch]] (born
1772), [[Jacob]] (born 1774) and [[Moses]] (born
1771) ben Loebel Cassirer. The latter, </font>[[Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)]]<font color="#000000"> as he later came to be
called, married</font>[[Pesel Bat Salomon Friedlander]] <font color="#000000">(</font><font color="#000000">GGGGGG
Granddaughter of Moses ben Israel Lazarus- see above) in 1791.
And it is from this union that that
the line of Cassirers whose history is recounted here are descended.</font>

    <font  color="#000000">Moses Loebel Cassirer (1771-1837)
and his wife Pesel</font>.
<font color="#000000">A</font><font color="#000000">mongst the children of
Moses Cassirer and Pesel was [[Markus Cassirer]],<font color="#000000">
born in lower Silesia, in [[Schwientochlowitz]] (later
the site of a Nazi death camp and now situated in Poland), in 1801. Markus
Cassirer married </font>[[Jeanette Steinitz]] . Their children
who would map out a remarkable history. That history of the
Cassirer descendants is expanded on in considerable detail [[here]].</font>

 
'''The second man of interest was [[Don Menachem Chajim Ha-Kohen.]] '''<font color="#000000">He was born in 1650 and is said to
have come from Spain to Holland and then to Niederwerrn [Niderweren]. Niederwerrn
is a small village outside Schweinfurt in
the northern part of what is now the German state of Bavaria. (No Jews live
in Niederweren anymore. The beautiful city of [[Schweinfurt]]
is also now the home of the 12,000 soldiers of the US 1st Infantry Division
- &quot;The Big Red One&quot;. )</font>

 
<font color="#000000">Don Menachem's grandchildren included
Chajim born in 1761, Hannah (1766-1848), Levy (1775-1851) and
Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen (1762).</font> <font color="#000000">As
a result of legislation enforcing adoption of surnames, some branches
of the family adopted the new name Kohnstamm, others dropped the
prefix 'Ha' and</font> <font color="#000000">became known as Kohn.
(Cohn was at that time a legitimate alternative spelling.)</font>

 
[[Menachen Hayum Ha-Kohen]]<font color="#000000"> emigrated to England in 1782 and established
a family in Brighton. It was in the course of this that he anglicized
his name to &quot;</font>[[Emanuel Hyum Cohen]]<font color="#000000">&quot;. (Much later, the family
he left behind in Germany took up the family name Kohnstamm.)
All of Emanuel Cohen's descendants remaining in England are through
the female line. But the name Cohen continues on born by the numerous
progeny of his sons who emigrated from England. Emanuel Cohen's
descendants spread across Canada, the USA, South Africa, New Zealand
and Australia.</font>

 
<font color="#000000">It was one of Emanuel Cohen's sons, </font>[[Abraham Cohen]]<font color="#0000ff">,
</font><font color="#000000">who arrived from England in Australia
in 1835 . A year later he married </font>[[Sophia]]<font color="#000000">, the daughter of </font>[[Henry Cohen]]<font color="#000000"> (a tailor who in 1833 had been
transported from London to Australia for possessing several stolen promissory
notes). And it was </font>[[Barbara Cohen]]<font color="#000000">, GG Grandaughter of Henry Cohen,
and also sister in law to Abraham Cohen's G Grandson </font>[[Bruce Benjamin]]<font color="#000000">,
who would meet, and ultimately marry a son of a Cassirer.</font>

         
{| border="1"
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{| border="1"
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|<font  color="#000000">Abraham Cohen (1812-1874)</font>
|<font  color="#000000">Sophia Cohen (1816-1882) </font>
| <font  color="#000000">Henry Cohen (1790-1867)</font>
|} 
<font color="#000000">There is not much more that need be said here about this.
Both stories begin not far apart close to what is now the border of Poland and
Germany. This is not purely coincidence, since this was also a place where Jewish
people could survive, at least for periods of this history without constant
persecution [see [[note on the history of Central Europe]]]. Both families are forced apart, the Cassirers by the holocaust,
and the Cohens first by an earlier period of persecution and then, in the case
of Abraham Cohen, by the desire to find better financial circumstances through
emigration. And as a result, the lines curve together to intersect some three
hundred years later - about as far away as is possible - across the other side
of the world in Australia.</font>

 
<font color="#000000">Obviously how we see the world depends
on where we stand in it. As one of the children of that union
of a Cohen and son of a Cassirer, there is some interest in that
intersection of what are otherwise separate and distant stories.
But the broader interest will be in the two distinct Cohen and
Cassirer stories and some highlights are provided in following
pages.</font>

 
'''<font color="#000000">Click here for </font>[[Cassirers: Founding Years]] '''

 
'''<font color="#000000">Click here for [[Cohen: Beginnings in Australia]]</font>'''

 
<font color="#000000">Of course Cohen and Cassirer are not the only families whose trajectories intersect at this point. Wives and husbands from other families merge in bringing other influences and histories. Over time, some of the other family histories which emerge as important influences will also be added to this overview. One is that of the Falk family, which originated in Dessau, also in the same area of Central Europe as the Cassirers and Cohens, and which became entwined with both.</font>

 
<font color="#000000">'''Click here for''' [[Falk: Scattered from Dessau - across two hemispheres and four continents]]</font>

 
[[[For sources and more detail about the Ha-Kohen history click here]]]

 
[[Back to Overviews first page]]

 
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