Nathan Samuel (Nesanel) (Sándor) Kohn-Zerkowitz (1783 - 1847)

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Birthplace: Třebíč, Třebíč District, Vysočina Region, Czech Republic
Death: Died in Trenčín, Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia
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About Nathan Samuel (Nesanel) (Sándor) Kohn-Zerkowitz

Nathan Samuel (Nesanel) (Sandor) Kohn-Zerkowitz, b. in Trebitsch, Moravia (now Trebic, Czech Republic), 1783, moved to Trencin City, Hungary with his older brother, Leopold, about 1805. He resided there his entire life, and was a baker by occupation. According to family lore, he owned his own house in Trencin -- a status somewhat unusual for a Jew in that region.

He was alternately known as "Nathan Zerkowitz", "Alexander (Sandor) Zerkowitz", and as "Samuel Kohn". In Jewish census records for Trencin City, 1818, 1821, and 1828, he is consistently listed as "Samuel Kohn". However, his 1847 death record refers to him as "Nathan Kohn" [he died in Trencin on 12 October 1847, age 64 years].

Trencin City, Trencin Co., Hungary, 1818 #52: KOHN, Samuel -- with wife, one son, two daughters

Trencin City, Trencin Co., Hungary, 1821 #63: KOHN, Samuel -- with wife, one son, three daughters

Trencin City, Trencin Co., Hungary, 1828

  1. 97: KOHN, Samuel

Nesanel's youngest grandson, Emil Zerk (1892-1988), wrote the following about him (in a letter to his son, Avinoam]: "Nathaniel was [your] great-grandfather. He owned a house and was in business. He was married twice. First wife had three children, two sons and a daughter. His second was Cecily Cohen. He had four children by her. Phillip we know, but Bernhard we did not know. He lived in Trencin, as did Julie who was married to a Spitzer. Then there was Simon, your grandfather, who lived in Vienna near his brother Philip...."

Three years after Nesanel's death, his widow began using the surname Zerkowitz. When she died in 1885, her death record states that she was the widow of "Samuel Czerkovicz". Similarly, the death record of his daughter, Julianna Spitzer (1913), indicates that her father's name was "Samuel Zerkowitz".

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Nathan Samuel (Nesanel) (Sándor) Kohn-Zerkowitz's Timeline

1783
1783
Třebíč, Třebíč District, Vysočina Region, Czech Republic
1809
1809
Age 26
Trenčín, Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia
1811
1811
Age 28
Trenčín, Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia
1813
1813
Age 30
Trenčín, Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia
1815
1815
Age 32
Trenčín, Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia
1817
1817
Age 34
Trenčín, Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia
1817
Age 34
Trenčín, Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia
1820
1820
Age 37
Trenčín, Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia
1822
1822
Age 39
Trenčín, Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia
1823
1823
Age 40
Trenčín, Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia