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Moshe Yitzchak (Halevi) Schaller (Schaller)

Also Known As: "Yitzchak Moshe", "Yitzhak"
Birthplace: Wallachia, Roumania (Romania)
Death: 1903 (90-99)
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Chaim Zev Wolf Schaller and NN Schaller
Husband of Edis Schaller and Ruth (Halevi) Schaller
Father of Asher Isaiah Ha-Levy; Leah Berkowitz; Shimon HaLevi Schaller and NN NN

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About Moshe Yitzchak Schaller

Here is a definition of "Sudit":

"The Sudiți (plural of Sudit - Romanian language, from Italian suddito, (meaning "subject" or "citizen") were inhabitants of the Danubian Principalities (Wallachia and Moldavia) who, for the latter stage of the 18th and a large part of the 19th century — during and after the Phanariote period of rule, were placed under the protection of foreign states (usually the Habsburg monarchy, Imperial Russia, and France) as reward for particular services or in exchange for payment.

"Rights acquired included immunity from prosecution in front of both local rulers (hospodars) and the Principalities' suzerain power, the Ottoman Empire, as well as tax exemptions; the competing interests of nations involved allowed consuls to traffic sudiți favours and titles."

-, Romania Research Division:

Here is a rule of thumb for determining if your family might be a Sudit family. According to this definition, we might be Suditi!

Sudits usualy:
arrived to Iasi before 1855-1865.
Had german oriented Family name. (Our family name is SCHALLER)
German was 2nd language even till 1935.

-- Mark Melmed, May, 2022

He was definitely NOT a "Sontag", he was a "Schaller". I tried, but was not able to correct his parentage.

-- Mark Melmed, Feb 2015

About Wiznitz (Vizhnitsa): Taken from the Yiskor book, "History of the Jews in the Bukowina, Volume 2 (1962)". Edited by Hugo Gold, Published in Tel Aviv

Vizhnitsa, (Ukraine) 48°15' / 25°11'

Translation of the chapter “Wiznitz” from Volume II:

"Wiznitz is situated by the slopes of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains, where the Ukrainian mountain peasant population, called the Hutzuls, live. At the time of the Austrian occupation, the locality was a village with a large Jewish population. Supposedly, the location of Wiznitz on the Czeremosh River, the former border between Moldowa and Poland, across from the small Polish city Kuty, and the border trade developed here lured in the Jews. In 1774 the Community already numbered 56 Jewish families with 191 souls, and two years later 108 families with 208 people, of which the number of males was just a little bit more than the number of females. Wiznitz was a unique Jewish Community in the Bukowina for having a Pinkas (register of births, marriages, deaths) of the Chevra Kadisha (burial society) dating from 1768, before the Austrian rule."

-- Mark Melmed, July 2018

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Moshe Yitzchak Schaller's Timeline

Wallachia, Roumania (Romania)
Gorlice, Gorlice County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland
Gorlice/Gorlitza, Gorlice County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland
September 1853
Gorlice, Gorlice County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Galicia
Age 95
Wishnitz, Bukovina