Markus (Meir) Zerkowitz (Kohn-Zerkowitz) (1793 - 1859)

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Birthplace: Hranice, Přerov District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
Death: Died in Jerusalem, Israel
Managed by: Ilana Burgess
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About Markus (Meir) Zerkowitz (Kohn-Zerkowitz)

Markus Zerkowitz moved to Leipnik with his parents between 1809 and 1816. Following the death of his father in 1822, he and his family occupied the Zerkowitz residence (household #29 in Leipnik's Jewish quarter). Later in life, he divorced his wife and went to Palestine. In 1859, Markus is listed in the marriage record of his son Michael as "Privatier in Jerusalem". It is possible that he may have returned to Moravia, but his fate after 1859 is unknown.

In the "Saenger Collection" at the R. Samson Raphael Hirsch Chair, Department of Jewish History in Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, among the 1000 manuscripts and letters from Rabbi Hirsch to his contemporaries is a communication addressed to "MEIR SHERKOVITZ" of Moravia. Also mentioned in the letter are Meir's sons, Michael and Nathan, both merchants.

Leipnik Moravia, 1857 [Household #29] Markus Zerkowitz, b. 1797 son, Michael, b. 13 June 1825 son, Sigmund, b. 1 February 1841

Markus Zerkowitz divorced his wife, Jachid (born Kraus, and who was also known as "Nanette" or "Netti") in the late 1840s, whereupon he departed for Jerusalem, Palestine.

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Markus (Meir) Zerkowitz (Kohn-Zerkowitz)'s Timeline

1793
January 21, 1793
Hranice, Přerov District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
1816
August 22, 1816
Age 23
Lipník nad Bečvou, Přerov District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
1817
June 10, 1817
Age 24
Lipník nad Bečvou, Přerov District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
1819
January 19, 1819
Age 25
Lipník nad Bečvou, Přerov District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
1820
May 25, 1820
Age 27
Lipník nad Bečvou (Leipnik), Moravia, Czech Republic
1822
April 20, 1822
Age 29
Lipník nad Bečvou, Přerov District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
1824
February 10, 1824
Age 31
Lipník nad Bečvou, Přerov District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
1825
July 31, 1825
Age 32
Lipník nad Bečvou, Přerov District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
1827
June 16, 1827
Age 34
Lipník nad Bečvou, Přerov District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
1829
January 10, 1829
Age 35
Lipník nad Bečvou, Přerov District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic