Moritz Moses Kohnstam

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Moritz Moses Kohnstam

German: Moritz Kohnstam
Birthplace: Miltenberg, Bavaria, Germany
Death: May 25, 1913 (74)
Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Loew "Leopold" Kohnstamm and Babette Flachfeld Kohnstamm
Husband of Babette Kohnstam
Father of Siegfried Kohnstam; Mina Kohnstam; Willi Kohnstam; Julius Kohnstam; Helene Theilheimer (Rosenthal) and 3 others
Half brother of Fritz Kohnstamm; Sophie Aal; Marie Helene Kohnstamm; Franziska Hofmann; Leonhard Kohnstamm and 5 others

Occupation: Unternehmer (Spielzeugindustrie) in Fürth
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About Moritz Moses Kohnstam

An intermediate source tree indicates two marriages,

1) to Elise Bamberger (c1799 - 1836) 2) to Babette Kahn

If accurate, the dates suggest children Rosa, Mendel, Jacob and Rachel were from first marriage, and Moritz (Moses) from the second.

The M. Kohnstam & Company, MOKO, a toy and doll distributor, importer and exporter was founded by MOses KOhnstam in 1867 in Fuerth or Fürth, Bavaria near Nuremberg, Germany.

At a later date in London, England Moses' son; Julius Kohnstam founded the Keen Company (1913-1933).

The Kohnstam company is primarily known for their diecast toy products, they also distributed dolls, a marked doll has been found with both a Hermann Steiner of Sonneberg and Neustadt, Germany, HS mark plus the MOKO Bavaria mark - so H. Steiner supplied some of the Kohnstam bisque head dolls and was likely the supplier of the German Tessie doll, shown above and left.

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Moritz Moses Kohnstam's Timeline

May 25, 1839
Miltenberg, Bavaria, Germany
July 24, 1866
Age 27
August 13, 1867
Age 28
Age 29
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Age 33
July 20, 1874
Age 35
Fürth, Bavaria, Germany
February 6, 1877
Age 37
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
July 19, 1880
Age 41
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
June 24, 1881
Age 42
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
May 25, 1913
Age 74
Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany