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Wolf Jacobowitz

Hebrew: (זאב) (יאקאבאוויטש)
Also Known As: "זאב‬ Ze'ev", "Farkas", "Wulfe"
Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Szobránc/Sobrance, Ung/Košický, Hungary/Slovakia
Death: July 18, 1914 (68) (Dropsy, Angina, Lungs)
Place of Burial: Maspeth, Queens, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Aaron Jakubovits and Fannie Jakubovits
Husband of Miriam Jacobowitz and Rivkah (Regina) Eichler Jacobowitz
Father of Tillie Diamond; Aaron Jacobowitz; Morris A Jacobowitz; Max Jacobowitz; Elias Jacobowitz and 1 other
Brother of Herman Jakubovits; Saly Ziszel Jakubovits; Chava Sofie Jacobowitz and Bernath Jacobowitz
Half brother of Eszter Mittelman; Nahum Jakubovisc; Hersko Jakubovisc; Hani Jakubovits and Zsuszi Jakubovits

Occupation: Rabbi Shammash
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About Wolf Jacobowitz

Wolf is the root of the Ashkenazic last names Wolfson, Wouk, and Volkovich. The wolf was the symbol of the tribe of Benjamin. People named after Wolf:


Harold Krongelb reports:

Wolf was a Shammash at the Cannon Street Shul in lower Manhattan (he also lived on Cannon Street, in an area that has been built over). He also was a Mohel. New York State law allows a spiritual leader to perform marriages, even if they are not ordained. Wolf performed other family marriages, but I do not have the details.

[DWJ: He performed the marriage for his son, Elias and his daughter-in-law, Leah Kreinik Jacobowitz.]

Leah Kreinik Jacobowitz wrote:

"About that time (after Norman was born in 1912) I had been taking care of Father Jacobowitz, who was ill with dropsy; my step mother-in-law (Rivkah (Regina) Eichler Jacobowitz) was there of course with him, and they stayed a month. I did the best I could, which wasn't more than a light diet, rubdowns, and cheerful atmosphere. He loved the touch of my hands -- "golden hent", he said. He was a saintly man, never a go-getter, but he was capable of borrowing five dollars from a friend in order to help another friend. He used the innate psychological approach in bringing up his family, never laid a hand on them. Like the time Pop told me, when he came home at an unholy hour from a card game, and his father was already saying his early morning prayers. He didn't stop "dovening" but when he folded up his tefillen, he said to Eli: "I didn't expect that from a son of mine." That was enough to make Pop give up cards until after we were married. Father J. passed away at his home soon after, and we named Toddy after him, female version, Zelda; her middle name, the first being "Pessel" after a step-grandmother... " LKJ As I Remember, 1962, pp 37-38.

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Wolf Jacobowitz's Timeline

December 25, 1845
Szobránc/Sobrance, Ung/Košický, Hungary/Slovakia
July 1867
Age 21
September 1870
Age 24
September 10, 1873
Age 27
A different birth date.
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Morris Aaron Jacobowitz
Name: Morris Aaron Jacobowitz
City: Jersey City
County: Hudson
State: New Jersey
Birth Date: 10 Sep 1873
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1712203
DraftBoard: 1

March 28, 1876
Age 30
Košice Region, Slovakia
July 23, 1879
Age 33
Humenné, Prešovský kraj, Slovakia

Born 211 Kilometers from his future bride, Leah Kreinik, in Zblobien, Poland:,+Poland&da...

June 6, 1883
Age 37
September 19, 1884
Age 38
Humenné, Zemplén, Prešov Region, Slovakia

M Jakobovits
in the Hungary, Death Records collected by Rabbis in Various Counties, 1800-1914 (not all years)
Name: M Jakobovits
Death Date: 19 Sep 1884
Age at Death: 35
Birth Year: abt 1849
Town Died: Lyubise
Town Registered: Homonna
Jaras (District): Homonna
Megye (County): Zemplen
Other Town: Lyubise
Comments: Age=35 yrs, born Lyubise
Source: LDS 1792090, Item 3
Page # - Item #: 11-38

Did she die in childbirth?

LKJ As I Remember: " She was devoted to her scholarly husband, more suited for study than business; worked hard all her life, helping with dairy produce to sell, and died at an early age (37) after a miscarriage,..."