Simon Zerkowitz (Kohn-Zerkowitz)

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About Simon Zerkowitz (Kohn-Zerkowitz)

Simon Zerkowitz was a merchant. As a young man, he left Trencin City and joined his older brother, Philip, in Vienna. He later went to Budapest and then Bachau, where he worked, doing business in Turkey, Romania, and Serbia. After the death of his first wife, Simon lived for a period of time in Bratislava. He returned to Vienna following his second marriage and resided there until his death. He ran a wholesale business in Vienna, which exported goods to the Balkans. It had three big rooms for packing a showroom, and an office on the second floor of Griechengasse 7, Vienna.

In 1888, Simon was residing at 3, Obere Weingarberstrasse 4, in Vienna. When he died in 1900, Simon Zerkowitz is listed as "kaufmann" with an address of 2, Obere Donaustrasse 77, Vienna.

Vienna newspaper notice -- October 1900 (obituary)

Simon ZERKOWITZ, age 62, died 29 October 1900. Born in Trencsin, Ungarn, 8 March 1838. Services on 31 October 1900 at 10:30 a.m., burial in Central Cemetery... Survived by wife, Therese Zerkowitz geb. Smetana [married in Pressburg, 23 June 1889]; by four children, Franciska, Emil, Zerline, and Johana; by a brother, Filip Zerkowitz; by a sister, Julie Spitzer geb. Zerkowitz; by a sister-in-law, Bertha Zerkowitz; and by three brothers-in-law, Ignatz Smetana, Beni Smetana, and Sandor Smetana. Predeceased by his parents, Natan [Nathaniel / Alexander] Zerkowitz and Cacilie Zerkowitz geb. Kohn; by a brother, Bernat Zerkowitz; and by a brother-in-law, Samuel Spitzer.

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Simon Zerkowitz (Kohn-Zerkowitz)'s Timeline

1838
March 8, 1838
Trenčín, Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia
1883
December 23, 1883
Age 45
Vienna, Austria
1889
June 23, 1889
Age 51
Bratislava, Bratislavský kraj, Slovakia
1890
October 23, 1890
Age 52
Vienna, Austria
1892
February 14, 1892
Age 53
Vienna, Austria
1893
February 20, 1893
Age 54
Vienna, Austria
1896
March 9, 1896
Age 58
Vienna, Austria
1900
October 29, 1900
Age 62
Vienna, Austria