Mendel KATZ (1862 - 1938)

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Birthplace: Guxhagen, Hesse, Germany
Death: Died
Occupation: teacher, shochet and cantor
Managed by: Shmuel KATZ
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About Mendel KATZ

Mendel was named after his great grandfather Mendel LENGSFELDER.

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Mendel KATZ's Timeline

1862
March 29, 1862
Guxhagen, Hesse, Germany
1890
1890
Age 27
1891
October 23, 1891
Age 29
Nentershausen, Germany
1895
July 29, 1895
Age 33
Nentershausen, Germany
1896
February 11, 1896
Age 33
Nentershausen, Germany
1904
August 1, 1904
Age 42
Nentershausen, Kassel, Hesse, Germany
1936
1936
Age 73
Nentershausen, Hesse, Germany


When my father was 5 years old, his parents placed him on a train from Frankfurt. They placed a cardboard attached by string around his neck with the word Nentershausen on it. The conducter took him off at that stop where he met his grandparents Mendel and Ida. They held a special place in his heart and he spent time at their house.

Soon thereafter, Mendel and his wife moved to Frankfurt to get away from the anti-semitism in Nentershausen and to be close to their son, David and Daughter Flora. While in Frankfurt, he gave to my father a very special book that he had written/illustrated himself. It was a beautiful aleph-bet book that he had drawn pictures for each of the letters of the aleph bet. In the back of the book he placed pictures of himself and his wife as well as my father's maternal grandparents. He also drew two family trees for both sides of the family.

The book is still in my family and I am attaching some pictures that will help the story come to life. It will also finally give you a chance to see Mendel Katz. There are other pictures which I am looking for.

1938
September 30, 1938
Age 76
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