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Jewish Families of Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia (formerly Vag Besztercze, Hungary)

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Považská Bystrica, Slovakia, formerly Vag Besztercze (Hungarian) and Waag Bistritz (German), situated northeast of Trencin City and west of Zilina, Slovakia.

Census records show that Jewish families were living here as early as 1720. By 1795, there were 42 Jewish heads-of-household residing in Vag Besztercze and surrounding villages:

  1. Joseph Kohen (Joseph Frankl-Kohn)
  2. Isac Klein
  3. Bernat Zohen
  4. Joseph Folksman
  5. Markus Kohen (Markus Frankl-Kohn)
  6. Pinkusz Roth
  7. Moses Brandezer (Moses Brandeis)
  8. Moises Brand
  9. Marcus Risz (Marcus Ries)
  10. Marcus Frenkel
  11. Herschel Purjesz (Herschel Porges)
  12. Joseph Scher (Joseph Scheer)
  13. Herschl Kun (Herschel Kohn)
  14. Lebl Herz
  15. Joseph Millech (Joseph Millisch)
  16. Chaje Vilheimer (Sajo Wilhelm)
  17. Marcus Pik
  18. Israel Kohen
  19. Pinkusz Kohen
  20. Gudel Kohen
  21. Abraham Spiz (Abraham Spitz)
  22. Jacub Purjez (Jacob Porges)
  23. Lebl Greiner
  24. Koppel Droszler (Koppel Trostler)
  25. Jacob Schicktanz
  26. Abraham Kohen
  27. Jacub Droszler (Jacob Trostler)
  28. Michel Droszler (Michael Trostler)
  29. Hoscher Vach (Oscher Bach)
  30. Pinkusz Scher (Pinkus Scheer)
  31. Kalman Fischer
  32. Jacob Schnurer
  33. Kalman Scher (Kalman Scheer)
  34. Jacob Hochfelder
  35. Jonas Marer
  36. Natan Kohen
  37. Moses Schalk
  38. Salamon Buchwalder
  39. Salamon Singer
  40. Joseph Tausk
  41. Simon Trosler (Simon Trostler)
  42. David Marer

In 1809, the Jewish census of Vag Besztercze proper shows 30 heads-of-household:

  1. Josephus Kohn (Joseph Frankl-Kohn)
  2. Jacob Frankl-Kohn
  3. Marcus Frenkel
  4. Marcus Koh szal aj Kar
  5. Marcus Kohn
  6. Isak Tauber
  7. Kalman Kohn
  8. Hersel Kohn
  9. Sajo Kohn
  10. Kalman Jos. Kohn
  11. Joachim Svarcz (Joachim Schwarz)
  12. Jacobus Tessner (Jacob Ezekiel Teschner)
  13. Salamon Reif
  14. Pinkus Kohn
  15. Samuel Emrich
  16. Hersel Diemant
  17. Samuel Hochfelder
  18. Abraham Braun
  19. Jonas Baumgertner
  20. Moises Czvongel (Moses Zvangel)
  21. Jacob Milech (Jacob Millisch)
  22. Kojel Trosler (Koppel Trostler)
  23. Jacob Troszler (Jacob Trostler)
  24. Joseph Troszler (Joseph Trostler)
  25. Simon Troszler (Simon Trostler)
  26. Salamon Sneider
  27. Isak Czvengel (Isaac Zvangel)
  28. Jacob Kohut
  29. Samuel Vajreb
  30. Joseph Valak