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Jewish Families of Hodonin (Göding), Moravia, Czech Republic

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This project seeks to list representatives of the Jewish families from the Moravian town of Hodonín (Göding) in today's Czech Republic.

The KehilaLinks page on Hodonín (JewishGen) tells us that "a Jewish community existed in Hodonín as early as the first half of the 17th century. Most Jewish families of the fairly large community were expelled from the town in the 18th century. Between 1798-1848 only 13 Jewish families had been granted permits to reside there under the Familianten laws." (The permits could also be sold if there were no son to inherit them. The Familianten order was in force until 1848.) The 13 Jewish families of early 19th-century Hodonín were (see list in Deutscher Verein für die Geschichte Mährens und Schlesiens, starting p. 356):

  1. David Bauer. Does not appear in Göding records.
  2. Isak Berger. Handschuhmacher, Haus #212.
  3. Samson Frankl
  4. Lazar Frankfúrt. The Czech Jewish Registers (Deaths, Hodonín) show Lazar was b. 1745-d. June 3, 1807 (at 62), Haus 5. His son Josef Frankfúrt was b. Feb. 8, 1801 in Göding to parents Lazar & Judith geb. Samúel, Haus 266. Six other children, a including younger Lazar, were born 1844-1852 (Index to Hodonín Births of 1783-1939 at Czech Jewish Registers online, which calls them Frankfurter).
  5. Benjamin Haas b. 1762- died June 8, 1842
  6. Israel / Isak? Körner. The Czech Jewish Registers online show Israel b. 1757-d. Göding, April 30, 1827, age 70, Haus 210 (Hodonín Births, Marriages, Deaths 1783-1833 O 1802-1833 Z 1807-1833, Image 14 of 21). The Czech Jewish Registers show his dau. Júdith born Jan. 28, 1793 in Göding to Israel & wife Katharina geb. Mändl, Haus 210 (Czech Jewish Registers). Dau. Eva b. Jan. 18, 1795, Haus 210. Dau. Rosali[a] b. May 15, 1798, Haus 210. Dau. Sály b. May 7, 1807 [she married Lazar Redlich, below]. {Dau. Mariana, b. 1812-d. April 22, 1822, age 10, tochter Isak Körner, familiant}. {Dau. Anna Kerner, b. July 1819-d. Aug 11, 1819, tochter Isak Körner, familiant}. Son Friedrich, b. July 28, 1820, Israel Körner & new wife Sara, Haus 210. Son Heinrich, b. July 27, 1823, Haus 210. {Son Friedrich Körner b. ~April 1, 1824-d. Oct. 1, 1824, sohn Isak Körner, familiant Haus 133}. Dau. Amalie, b. Dec. 28, 1825, Haus 210. Son(?) Bernhard, b. Oct 7, 1830, no father listed; mother=Saly(?) Körner, Haus 142.
  7. Isak Mändl (Rabbi Sekl Göding). Born 1780 in Göding; married married Anna Stiasny of Göding (1792-1836).
  8. Markus Matzner, geb. 1758 in Göding-d. Jan. 16, 1820 in Göding, age 62, Haus 248 (Czech Jewish Registers). He was "zuerst genannt" (first mentioned) 1785; Mehlhändler (trader in flour). His 1st wife was Anna Abraham from Göding; 2nd was Apollonia "Flower" [Blume] Girst from Eisenschitz (b.-1764-d. Nov. 10, 1826; Czech Jewish Registers). His son Abraham was also Mehlhändler (1802-Oct. 8, 1849). Matzner childrens' births appear in Czech Jewish Registers, Hodonín (Göding), beginning June 14, 1785. The mother of daus. Katharina, b. April 12, 1805 and Elisabeth, b. June 20, 1806 (both Haus 31) was 2nd wife Apollonia.
  9. Markus Popper married a daughter of Jakob Benjamin von Szobotist, 1799.
  10. Lazar Redlich b. March 14, 1803; married Jan. 1, 1832 to Chaja Sara (Saly) Körner (geb. May 7 1807; dau. Isak Körner).
  11. Jakob Stiasny. He is seen in Göding only once: the 1788 birth of dau. Theresia, in Czech Jewish Registers. Deutscher Verein für die Geschichte Mährens und Schlesiens confirms this.
  12. Bernhard Weiner -- Haus 212, p. 359. Born 1756, Göding-d. July 17, 1832, Göding, age 76 (Czech Jewish Registers, Hodonín Births, Marriages, Deaths N 1783-1833 O 1802-1833 Z 1807-1833, Image 16 of 21). Dau. Anna b. March 14, 1796 to Bernard & wife Júdith ____. Son Jacob, b. May 13, 1803.
  13. Benjamin Weller, b. 1760; married Rosalia Joachim (1764-1844).

Hugo Gold's Moravia (1929) lists a 14th Familiant: Bernhard Ziemlich, followed by his son Löbl, then goes on to list several "foreign" Familianten living in Göding.

The Jewish population in Göding increased considerably in the mid-19th century. Thereafter the number of Jews declined as a result of Jewish migration to cities. Over 220 persons died during the Nazi occupation. The religious congregation was reestablished after the liberation.

The Jewish ghetto was situated south of the town's main square, next to the chateau, separated from the rest of the town by the Morava river branch. This ghetto consisted of about 30 houses, although only 13 houses were recorded in the 18th century. Demolished after World War II, the former ghetto area is now the site of a housing development.

Birth, Death and Marriage records for Hodonín (their entries refer to Göding) are at the Czech State Archives in Prague, and online at two Badatelna websites: Badatelna/Fond/1073 (the original set of "Czech Registers") and Badatelna/Fond/241, with newly available records for localities in the Czech lands. In both cases, go to the INVENTAR tab to start a search. Information on using these valuable records, called the Czech Jewish Registers, is here. To read these early records, you will need to study up on the old German script, Kurrent.

There are two Jewish cemeteries in Hodonín / Göding. One is marked by a sign written in the local language, mentioning Jewish community cemetery. It is open to all, surrounded by no wall and having no gate. There are up to 20 stones, none in their original locations.

The second cemetery is near other area cemeteries, but is identified by no sign or other marker. It is reached by crossing the town's public cemetery, and is surrounded by a continuous fence with a gate that locks. There are 20 to 100 stones.

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