Markus Strakosch (1798 - 1866)

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Birthplace: Bučovice, near Brno
Death: Died in South Moravia
Managed by: Martin Čakrt
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Immediate Family

    • Lisbeth "Babette"
      wife
    • Paula
      daughter
    • Rusil (?)
      daughter
    • Johanna
      daughter
    • Cecilia
      daughter
    • Isaak / Ignatz
      son
    • Moises
      son
    • Jacob
      son
    • Eduard
      son
    • Júly / Julia
      daughter

About Markus Strakosch

MARKUS Strakosch, son of Lowi (Löbl) + Pauline Böhm, was born Nov. 10, 1798, Bučovice Haus #12 (Image 12 of 82 in Czech Jewish Registers at www. badatelna.cz/fond/1073; Bučovice). He died March 30, 1866 in Bučovice Haus #15 (Image 55 of 65 in Bučovice Deaths). Interestingly, by that time there were almost no other Strakosches recorded in Bučovice, where there had once been dozens.

Marriages:

  • Markus Strakosch, 30 + Babette Königsgarten {b. March 5, 1803-d. Aug 5, 1843; Dau of Josua Königsgarten+Zipora Strakosch}, age 26: on Aug 28, 1828, Bučovice House #11 image #12 of 31. Witnesses were Löbl Strakosch [groom's father] and Joseph Königsgarten [bride's father]. Note: Babette's brother was Baruch Königsgarten {b. 1808} who is on GENI. Babette died Aug. 5, 1843, at age 40.
  • Markus married #2 Rosy Wiltschek on Aug. 5, 1844, Bučovice Marriages, Image 16 of 31. He was 44 and she was 20 (b. 1824).

Children (from Czech Jewish Registers, Bučovice, at www.badatelna.cz/fond/1073):

  • 1829 Paŭla b. Oct 8, 1829-d. Sept 8, 1836 @ age 7; Bučovice Haus #215 Births image=32 of 82
  • 1831 Rŭsil b. Feb. 8, 1831 Bučovice Haus #12 image 34 of 82
  • 1832 Johanna b. March 27, 1832-d. June 7, 1832 "at 1 month", Bučovice House #11; Births Image=34 of 82
  • 1833 Cecilia b. Oct 2, 1833 Bučovice Haus #12 image 36 of 82
  • 1835 Julius ?? b. Feb. 4, 1835 Bučovice Haus #15 image 37 of 82
  • 1836 Bernhard Strakosch b. Oct. 5, 1836 Bučovice Haus #15 Image 40 of 82.
  • 1839 Jakob b. Aug. 29, 1839 Bučovice Haus #15 Image 46 of 82
  • 1845 Jŭly/Julia Strakosch dau. of Markus Strakosh + 2nd wife Rosy Wiltschek, b. Dec 10 1845 Bučovice House #14, image 57 of 82
  • 1851 Jetty, dau. of Markus Strakosh + 2nd wife Rosy Wiltschek, Bučovice House #14, image 31 of 122

Marriage records indicate the existence of other sons:

  • 1199117 Jewish marriage records, Wien: #850 - 20 May 1888, Eduard Strakosch s/Markus Strakosch and "Balli Konigsgerberg" (she was Babette Königsgarten) married Johanna Tesar, d/Franz Tesar and Antonia Kucera
   
  • Czech Jewish Registers, Brno, O 1875-1879 (i), Image #13 of 35, No. 297 Isaak (Ignatz) Strakosch, age 32 yrs 4 mos., geb. [Feb. 1835] Butschowitz, s/Markus Strakosch und Lisbeth Strakosch geb. Königsgarten + Lina(?) Eisenmann, age 18 yrs 10 mos. [b. Aug. 1848] d/Leopold und Josefa Eisenmann geb. Kohnberger. Married 20 Juni 1867, Witnesses: Leopold Eisenmann, Baruch Königsgarten.

According to the book 1867-1967: Hundert Jahre Hohenauer Zuckerfabrik der Brüder Strakosch (Jakob Baxa), "Word of this family goes back two and a half centuries, but for the older ancestors only names and dates are known. The first of its sons for whom we have proof of ratification, to tell us about their lives, are Salomon Strakosch (1795-1868) and Markus Strakosch (b. 1798). The younger son Markus was in March 1822 admitted as Schön- und Schwarzfärberzunft in "the dyeing guild" based on his "good dyeing record" (p. 9, Baxa). Markus's existence is also recorded in a "testimony" that he made, "for the Archduke Franz's regiment, black and red colored cloth" (October 1826).

In Friedmann, Gutmann, Lieben, Mandl und Strakosch, M.-T. Arnbom writes "Markus is recorded in 1822 in the Schönfarbermeister guild -- an important moment, because the Jews had long struggled to find acceptance in guilds. Now the laws enacted by Emperor Joseph II, granting certain privileges to the Jews, had taken effect. Salomon and Markus have several other brothers, one of whom is Hermann {this is not confirmed by Bučovice Birth records in Czech Jewish Registries}. Probably due to the family laws that regulated strictly the number of Jewish families in Moravia, Hermann [lived in] Hungary where he worked as a clerk in Sebes. Hermann's son Alexander {born in Hungary, Dec. 3, 1845} pursued a completely different career: reciter and teacher of acting and of how to read, publishing in various encyclopedias. Alexander had been educated entirely in the Jewish tradition intended for rabbis." --M.T. Arnbom Chapter on Familie Strakosch, p. 107.

Markus Strakosch is mentioned in an undergraduate thesis on the history of the Jewish community in Bučovice: " . . . Nathan Rosenthal [writing in 1853] . . . thought the whole idea of ​​a new temple came from Marcus Strakosch, who donated a hundred gold, then conventional currency, for a new sanctuary. Documents show a particular emphasis on the new rabbi's being a spiritual model for the entire Jewish community: "Board of Directors, be careful not to become infatuated with celebrities; choose a man with true piety"."

The thesis also mentions "houses of Jewish families [5 were allowed] located on the square...belonging to other Jewish entrepreneurs such as Rudolf Stiassny (No. 97), Adolf Popper (No. 98), Selig Wltschek (No. 99), Rudolf Strakosch (No. 129), Joseph Strakosch (No. 130), Lazar Stiassny (No. 132), Herrmann Stiassny (No. 139)."

Also mentioned are "the old houses of Lobl Strakosche, Josua Schiller Strakosche Salomon, Abraham Popper, Lobl Friess...." The town was arguing about licensing factories & retail in the Jews' houses under "a commitment to accommodate five Jewish families of court decision of 13 May 1814."

See: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=cs&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fis.muni.cz%2Fth%2F331030%2Fff_b%2FKristyna_Sromova-Bcprace_2.txt by Christine Sromova, Masaryk University, 2011.

From Hugo Gold's Jews and Jewish Communities of Moravia (1929), "The only existing log book [for Bučovice Jewish community] begins 3 January 1847 in which the name of a single mayor and Jewish judge Markus S t r a k o s h appears. According to a communication of Mr. Ignatz Stiassny, Strakosch was a delegate (elector), representing 530 Jewish souls, sent in 1849 [to] the Kremsierer Reichsrat. After 1849 the Jewish community was built. The community was bound to pay to the municipality for cleaning and lighting of the Jewish Town an annual sum of 105 florins CM" (see page 175 (image 185).

Hugo Gold's work appears in pdf at http://genealogyindexer.org/view/1929GoldMoravia/1929GoldMoravia%20-%200185.pdf

On the 19th-century new Jewish synagogue in Bučovice: "According to [Nathan] Rosenthal, in 1853 a new synagogue stood. He also tells us that that building was paid for largely by voluntary contributions from members of the village. The generous patrons praised the Salomon Strakosch factory, school superintendent Marcus Hozeho, some Stiassny -- Lazarus Jr., and Moses -- Josua Kohn, Schuller. Municipal official David Spitzer not only donated a large sum, but also assumed the role of building inspection. The idea of ​​building a new church in the community said to have come first from Marcus Strakosch, who spent his hundred gold (then conventional currency). That decision was born in Strakoschově head right around mid-century, perhaps connected with rozháranými ratios between the municipality and its spiritual shepherd. We know, thanks to historian Hugh Gold, that at this time Bučovice Rabbi Nathan Zorn left after disputes with the Jewish community. Then Slavkov Rabbi Hirsch Duschak worked in the city, temporarily. The Bučovice synagogue was built in the Romanesque style. It was a beautiful and splendid building" [demolished in 1965]. From http://vyskovsky.denik.cz/publicistika/dejiny-zidovske-synagogy-v-bucovicich20090129.html , also the source of the photographs in MEDIA.

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Markus Strakosch's Timeline

1798
November 10, 1798
Bučovice, near Brno
1828
August 28, 1828
Age 29
South Moravia
1836
October 5, 1836
Age 37
Bučovice, near Brno