I visited the museum of Gedera (Israel). http://www.gedera-m.org/history.htm
There I made a photo of Mintz family tree. The tree relate to Samuel-Yehuda
Katsenelennbogen, a son of Hanna Mintz and Meir Katsenelenbogen.
Then the tree shows Samuel-Yehuda descendant (or son) Yitshak Katsenelenbogen.
Then (in Russia) Zeev-Wolf Mintz and Abush Aharon Mintz.
The biography (in hebrew) and photos of Moshe Mintz and his family can be found on museum site.
Possibly, somebody have information about this branch?
this is a photo of Shmuel Mintz (a father of Moshe Mintz) and his sons
Interesting - thanks Nina.
There is also a Shmuel Mintz on Geni with four sons including <private> Mintz and two daughters.
There are private profiles here so I can't see if/how they relate to the earlier Mintz. There are other Shmuel and Moshe Mintz profiles on Geni too.
Nina, That is a beautiful photo of R' Shmuel Mintz and his family, I hope we can locate the family.
The sites below might help your research.
Note that the Mintz family name can be spelled in various forms -:
Myntz, Mintz, Muntz, Mintc, Minz, Minc
See Minc Family Tree.
ie. (Wulek) Wolf Zev Muntz. Born: Abt. 1808. Dayan in Mlawa.
Avraham Mintz family (1840 - 1892)
Geni links to Katzenellenbogen-Mintz connection
Rabbi Meir Katzenellenbogen, [Maharam of Padua]
Eliezer HaLevi Mintz (1388-1482) Progenitor of the Mintz Line
Rav Eliezer Halevi Halevi Mintz
Samuel Yehuda Katzenellenbogen-Mintz
רבי Shmuel Yehuda Katzenellenbogen-Mintz, [MaHaShik]
It might be a good idea to post your question on the Katzenellenbogen Family Project page as well. http://www.geni.com/projects/The-Legendary-Katzenellenbogen-Family
Here the biography of doctor Mintz (short translation)
He was born in Lithuania in 1860 and learned veterinaria in Moscow and in Kharkov. He joined the Kharkov Bilu group and came Israel with the first Bilu group. Some period he lived in Istanbul and in spring 1883 moved to Palestine. In 3.1884 he was expelled from Palestine. He settled in ne. He lived in USA, continued his Zionist activity, learned medicine, exchanged letters with 5 his brothers, lived in Gedera and other jewish leaders.
In 1924 he returned Gedera as a doctor for children....
Doctor Minz lived in Gedera 6 years. He visited USA after his wife's death, and died there in 1930.
There is nothing about his father Samuel Mintz except of the info, that he has 15 children.
I checked Neil Rosenstein's The Unbroken Thread
On page 181:
G9.1 matches R' Isaac Mintz (Minz)
G10 matches his son R' Zeev Wolf Patecher Minz of Mereritz
G11.1 matches his son R' Aaron (Arosh) Minz
G12.6 matches his son Menachem Nachum Minz
I am not sure where the trail goes from there, or even whether this is the right line.
Nina: how did you calculate eight generations?
Mintz family genealogy tree (on photo)
1.Eliezer HaLevi Mintz
5. Isaac Menachem Mintz
+ Meir Katzenelenbogen
5.Samuel Judah Katzenellenbogen (1521-?)
7.Zeev Wolf Minz
8.Abush Aharon Minz
9.Alexander Suskind Minz
10.Mejer Mendel Minz
11.Avraham Hirsch Mint
+ Joe Dreyfach
+ Lizzie Vidrevitz
+ Rosalia Fridlander
+ Hellen Mlenarzevitz
9.Menahem Nahum Minz
1. Isaak HaLevi
2. Moses Mintz
As David Prins pointed out, the progenitor of the Minz family is Isaac of Meseritz Mintz as noted by the genealogist, Dr. Neil Rosenstein in his book "Unbroken Chain".
R' Isaac Mintz (Minz)
To help you to explore the family branches for yourself I have uploaded
the Minz family Chapter 3 Volume 1 Pages 181 - 185 from "The Unbroken Chain", Dr. Rosenstein's book.
Rabbi Aron Mintz (Geni) died in 1831, so if G9.Alexander Suskind Minz was his
first son - he, possibly, was born in about 1800?
G13.(13)Moses (1860-1930) Moses was born in 1860 and he was the 13 child of Samuel Mintz
If so, the first Samuel child (Dora) should born before 1850. Here we have
about 60 years for
10.Mejer Mendel Minz (1790?)
11.Avraham Hirsch Mint (1810?)
12.Samuel Mintz (<1830)
13.(1) Dora (<1850)
We have about 20 years between generations in 18xx. It can be possible, but few in the "standards" of 17xx-18xx.
Another problem of this identification - the tree from Gedera contains known
names, but Meir Wahl Katzenellenbogen (1 day King) not mentioned. Looks a bit strange.
Meir Wahl Katzenellenbogen and Abraham Katzenellenbogen (of Lvov) both lived on the territory of Russia, but the tree shows the row Russia after Yisaak Katzenellenbogen. Is it possible, that Yitshak was a brother of Meir Wahl and Abraham?
Rabbi Yitshak Katzenellenbogen, a father of Meir Katzenellenbogen died in 1530 in Prague. So, there can be several boys, named Yitshak in his children families.
Rabbi Samuel Yehuda Katzenellenbogen-Mintz (1521-1597), could have a son, named after his granddad. And this son could move Russia together with his brothers.
He could be businesman and not rabbi. If so, he could be not mentioned in "megilat Yahasin"