About Baruch Yehuda (Jozsef) Mandl
Father of George Mandl-Mantello
Baruch's father, Rabbi Yitzchok Yaakov Mandl, was related to Rabbi Yekusiel Teitelbaum, the great Hasidic Admor (grand rabbi) known by the name of his magnum opus, The Yetiev Lev.
Rabbi Yitzchak Yaakov Mandl had come to Transylvania from Alsace in the middle of the nineteenth century and served as the chief rabbi of Beszterce in an area of Transylvania called the Siebenbergen, or the seven mountains.
Baruch Mandl owned a mill and held an appreciable number of shares in a bank in Beszterce.