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Jewish families from Švihov (Schwihau), Bohemia, Czech Republic

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  • Veronika Dora Berwin (1837 - 1913)
    Dora was called Ferronica when she arrived in New Orleans harbor on May 29, 1848 on the ship Louisiana. She came with her mother Sarie Wedelles, her brothers Jacob and Abraham. She was 12 years old. Do...
  • Jacob Block (1834 - 1897)
    Jakob Block (1834 Svihov Bohemia-1897 St. Louis Missouri) Jacob was the son of Daniel Block and Sara Wedeles. Jacob was born on June 25, 1834 in House Number VX in Svihov, Bohemia. His mother was not...
  • Abraham Block (1838 - 1899)
    Arrived at New Orleans on May 29, 1848 from Bremen. Last residence Bohemia. Arrived on the ship Louisiana with his mother Sarie Wedelles Block and his sister Ferronica Wedelles Block and his brother Ja...
  • Heinrich Block (1832 - 1881)
    Heinrich (Henry) Block (1832-Bohemia -1881-St. Louis) Heinrich Block was the son of Daniel Block and Sarah Wedeles. He was born as Herz or Heart, in Svihov, Bohemia on August 7, 1832 in house Number ...
  • Simon Levi Hartmann (1813 - d.)
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This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Švihov (Schwihau) in Bohemia, Czech Republic.

Svihov became part of the Czech Torah Project when one of the Torah's in the collection was identified as coming from Svihov. This Torah is now in the possession and protection of Congregation Albert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Some individuals named Bloch or Block from Svihov went to St. Louis, Missouri, US early in the 1800's. The book Zion in the Valley by Ehrlich documents some of these people.