About Pinkas (Glaser)
Jewishgen Czech Archival Sources on the History of the Jews in the Czech Lands, by Lenka Matusikova
..The 1724 list of Jews, and also the records of the Theresianum from 1715, only mention a Jew called Elias Veith. This man lived in Postoloprty (Postelberg Hugo Gold hist.), Bohemia for 44 years, and in 1715 had a wife and 5 children. He held the office of Jewish magistrate or headman in Postoloprty. The information about Elias Veith states that he came to Bohemia from Austria at a very young age, earned his living by trading in linen and other goods, and paid 30 Gulden “protection-money” (Schutzgeld) to the manorial authorities each year. This information about Elias Veith is consistent with the fact, noted in several regional histories, that in 1671 the owner of the estate of Postoloprty, Count von Sinzendorf, brought 55 Jews to his estate who had been banished from Austria.
We may speculate that Elias Veith was an ancestor of Elias Wolf Glaser and thus that the history of the Glaser family in Postoloprty can be traced back, rather insecurely, to the later 17th century. However, we cannot have absolute confidence in any of the links before 1783.. Jews settled on the estate of Postoloprty were recorded in 1715, with information going back to 1670.. This 1793 list records the glazier Elias Glaser, with his wife Barbara and his sons Lewi, Simon presently in Vienna, and Isaak. The family is recorded as being under the protection of the estate of Postoloprty. The 1793 list also records for the estate of Lenešice Eliass son Wolf with his wife Katharina and his 2 sons. They owned a house which had been sold to them by the manorial administration and they lived from potash production..