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Jewish Families from Hříškov (Hrischkow), Bohemia, Czech Republic

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  • Judith alias Anna Gehorsam (c.1783 - 1850)
    Franziska Hölzel oginated from Wrbno could be Susanne or Judith, but she could also be a daughter of a female Salus.According to HBS 1783, Löbel Joseph had 2 children. According to HBS 1793, Judas Salu...
  • Lazar Gehorsam (1791 - 1867)
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  • Martha Gehorsam (c.1740 - 1840)
  • Isak Gehorsam (c.1747 - 1819)
    Familiant Hříškov: 132 HBF XIV/III Rakovnický Hříškov (LD) /II. část/; folio: 1 Jeviněves (P); folio: 31 Panenský Týnec /P/; folio: 79 Kamýk (LP); folio: 106 Kolešovice (P); folio: 111 page 7/95 ...
  • Zsezilia Gehorsam (1828 - d.)
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This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Hříškov (Rischkau/Hrischkow) in Bohemia, Czech Republic.

Hříškov is a village and municipality (obec) in Louny District in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic.

The municipality covers an area of 10.24 square kilometres (3.95 sq mi), and has a population of 396 (as at 28 August 2006).

Hříškov lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) south-east of Louny, 44 km (27 mi) south of Ústí nad Labem, and 46 km (29 mi) north-west of Prague.

Jewish families in Hříškov in 1783 (from published 1783 census, p. 248). Note that it is not clear how to map these families (some of which are using the old patronomic last names) to the much large set of families in 1793. Note that for each family, we simply get the head of household, whether married, number of children, occupation and tax paid [tax is not give here].

  • Salomon Entzl (married, 3 children); engaged in various trades
  • Adam Tausig (married, 4 children); horse trader
  • Adam Wolf (married, 3 children); butcher, engaged in various trades
  • Löbl Moses (married, 2 children); glove maker

Jewish families in the 1793 Census (Vol. V of published 1793 census, pp. 327-9, 335, 346). Hříškov is included in four parts. Two multifamily portions labeled the first and second "Lehenhof" which appears to roughly translate as "liege" or "fief" court or house, and then two other groups affiliated with various towns.

1st Lehenhof

  • Moysses Faitler, lives in house #3, trades in leather and feathers. Wife Sara, 1st son Friedmann, 2nd son, Joachim, daughters Judit, Susanna, Rachel and Barbara.
  • Sara Fischer, widow, listed with Moysses Failter's family along with her 2nd son, Moysses and 3rd son Emanuel.
  • Judas Fiescher, lives in house #3, engages in various trades. Wife Rebeka, daughters Barbara and Ludmilla.
  • Rachel Tausig, widow, listed with Judas Fiescher's family, along with son 2, Joachim, son 3 Lazar, son 4, Zacharias and daughter Rebeka. Joachim is engaged "mit Flusssieden"
  • Joseph Kohn, lives in house #3, trades in leather. Wife Judit.
  • Ester Schleime, widow, listed with Joseph Kohn, also trades in leather, with 1st son Joseph, and daughters Sara and Rachel.
  • Ga[b]riel Tausig, lives in house #8, cuts meat. Wife Sara, 1st son Jakob, 2nd son David, daughter Ewa.

2nd Lehenhof

  • Abraham Lewy, lives in manorial distillery house #1, and is a distiller and is in the linen trade. Wife Rachel.
  • Dawid Lewi, lives with Abraham Lewy and is a trader. Wife Sara, 1st son Joachim, daughters Rachel and Rosl.
  • Isak Gehorsam, lives in house #2, works in the linen trade. Wife Martha, 1st son Henoch, 2nd son Lazar, daughters Sarah, Maria, Susanna, and Anna.
  • Neftaly Fanta, no home, "Roßunterhändler". Wife Elisabet, 1st son Salomon, daughter Cecilia.
  • Joseph Kohn, lives in house #4, works in livestock slaughter. Wife Sara, 1st son Aron, daughters Roßl, Esther, Theresia, and Liesl.
  • Moises Tausig, lives in house #4, cattle trader. Wife Elisabeth, and daughters Anna and Lucia.
  • Joseph Fiescher, lives in house #5, works in the linen trade. He's a widower. 1st son Salomon, daughters Rebeka, Magdalena, Roßl, and Esther.
  • Rachl Kohn, widow, lives with Joseph Fiescher's family and is a beggar.
  • Aron Kohn, lives in house #5, cattle trader. Wife Ewa, 1st son Enoch, daughters Judith, Maria and Sara.
  • Joachim Popper, lives with Aron Kohn family, and is a beggar. Wife Roßl and daughter Elisabet.

Another group in Hříškov, listed as affiliated with Panenský Týnec

  • Wolf Heller, no house, a meat cutter. Wife Rachel, 1st son Israel, 2nd son Joseph, daughters Rebeka, Sara and Rosalia.
  • Salomon Ploch, no house, lives from charity. Wife Rachel, 1st son David, who is missing.
  • Salomon Taussig, no house, cuts meat. Wife Sara, 1st son Salomon, 2nd son, David.

Another group in Hříškov, listed as affiliated with Pátek

  • Aptoli Kaz, no home, glove maker. Wife Rosa, second son, Juda and his wife Rosa. Juda is working with his father.
  • Thobias Fiescher, no home, a peddler. Wife Magdalena, 1st son Isak, daughters Theresia and Rebeka.

Jews in the book of Hugo Gold (1930s)

  • Josef Schleim
  • Moric Fischer
  • Herman Gehorsam
  • Bedrich Löwy
  • Leopold Löwy
  • Hugo Abeles
  • Moric Propper
  • Salamon Propper
  • Julius Neumann
  • Adolf Kohn
  • Adolf Prager
  • Ignac Flusser
  • dr. David Kohn Rabbi
  • Josef Petrs

From the International Jewish Cemetery Project: "
HRIVCICE: Louny, Bohemia cemetery photos of cemetery located at Vrbno nad Lesy and more cemetery photos [February 2009]

[UPDATE] Photos by Charles Burns [November 2017]

US Commission No. CZCE000235

Alternate names: (German) Pflanzendorf, Riwtschitz. Town is in Bohemia, Louny at 50º20 13º55, 9 km ESE of Loungy and 64 km SW of Prague. Cemetery: 0.5 km S of town. Present population is under 1000 with no Jews.

Town: Obecni Urad Hrivcice, 439 06 Vrbno nad Lesy. Regional: 1. Jewish Congregation: ZNO, Moskevska 26, 400 01 Usti nad Labem; tel. 047/22710; and 2. Okresni Urad, Referat Kultury, 440 01 Louny. Interested: 1. Okresni Muzeum Louny, Pivovarska 28, 440 01 Louny; tel. 0395/2456; and 2. Statni Zidovske Muzeum, Jachymova 3, 110 01 Praha; tel. 02/2310634. The Jewish community in Hrivice had a maximum of two families in 18th century. In the first half of the 18th century, site probably belonged to Panensky Tynec (Ger: Jungferteinitz), 4 km away. Since the second half of the 18th century, the cemetery belonged to the community in Hriskov (Ger: Rischkau), 6 km away. 1930 Jewish population (census) was 0 in Hrivcice, 16 in Hriskov, 3 in Panensky Tynec, 19 in Rocov, and 8 in Domousice. Jewish cemetery originated before 1760. Rabbis of Hriskov were buried here with last known Conservative Jewish burial first third of 20th century. Rocov (Ger: Ober-Rotschau), 14 km away; and Domousice (Ger: Domauschihtz), 18 km away, also used the cemetery. The cemetery is probably landmarked but no number was given. The isolated rural hillside has no sign. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open via a broken masonry wall and a ruined non-locking gate. Size of cemetery before and after WWII is 0.3163 ha.

100-500 gravestones, some not in original location and more than 75% toppled or broken, fsyr from 1759-20th century. The cemetery is divided clearly into old and new parts. The granite, limestone, and sandstone flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, flat stones with carved relief decoration, or multi-stone monuments have Hebrew, German, and Czech inscriptions. Some have metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Within the limits of the cemetery is a pre-burial house ruin. Usti nad Labem Jewish community owns Jewish cemetery. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, private visitors and local residents stop. Vandalism occurred during World War II and continuously since but no maintenance or care is done. Security (uncontrolled access), weather erosion, and vandalism are moderate threats. The completely uncontrolled vegetation is a very serious threat; vegetation overgrowth constantly disturbs stones. Ladislav Mertl, Mgr. of Geography, Kubanske namesti 1322/17, 100 00 Praha 10-tel. 02/743213 and Jiri Fiedler, z"l, Brdickova 1916, 155 00 Praha 5; tel. 02/553340 completed survey on 6 May 1992. Documentation: 1. J. Herman: Jewish Cemeteries in Bohemia and Moravia (Prague-1980); 2. Jahrbuch fur die israelische Cultusgemeinden Bohemens (1893-1894); 3. Hugo Gold. Die Juden and Judengemeinden Bohemens (1934; 4. Letters of local historian of Rocov (1983-87); 5. Notes of Statni Zidovske Muzeum I Prague; and 6. 1724, 1849, 1930, and 1991 Censuses. Ladislva Mertl visited site on 17 May 1992. No interviews.

The Jewish Museum Prague has a mohel book from Hříškov, Louny 1796-1848 ŽNO Louny, Kniha obřízek Hříškov, 1796 - 1848, sign. b. č. Randy Schoenberg posting

Last Updated on October 10, 2019