About Elias Glaser
Czech Archival Sources; ..in 1797 Elias took on the surname Glaser for himself and his unmarried sons Simon, Löbl and Isaak. Elias is the first member of the Glaser family in Postoloprty (Postelberg Hugo Gold hist.), Bohemia who can definitely be verified in the sources. His adoption of the surname Glaser is confirmed in the records of the manorial administration of the estate of Postoloprty, currently held in the Regional State Archives in Třeboň. Among other documents, this archive contains official confirmations of adoptions of new first names and surnames by Jews from 1787 onward. As a glazier, Elias Wolf was in 1759 allowed to get married to Barbara Löwenfeld (Löbl). Their 4 sons can only be found in the Book of Jewish families, because the Jewish vital registers in Postoloprty only started in 1788. Oldest son Wolf was allowed to marry Kressel (Katharina) Kofman and gained his own position of licensed Jew on the estate of Lenešice (okres Louny), Bohemia.
Wolfs sons; Michael (1787), Pinkas (1791) and Löwy (1796) were born there, while Elias (1807) and Moises (1810) were born in Postoloprty, because Wolf was invited back to occupy his father’s position as licensed Jew there. We do not know how many daughters were born to the family, because the Books of Jewish families only record sons...