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Jewish Families from Osek, Strakonice, Czech Republic

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  • Theresia Löwy (1827 - d.)
    OSEK 1479 N 1803-1839 O 1834-1838 Z 1818-1839 image 23
  • Friederike Rosenauer (1871 - d.)
  • Karl Jakob Bulowa (1869 - 1870)
    Birth HBMa1477 OSEK (o. Rokycany) OSEK (o. Strakonice) image 32
  • Seligmann Lederer (c.1787 - d.)
    Familiat:127 HBF XIII/X Prácheňský * Volyně (P); folio: 3* Oselce; folio: 69* Osek; folio: 73 (37/49)
  • Moritz Friend (1856 - d.)
    Marriage to Theresa Levy: "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920", database, FamilySearch ( : 10 March 2018), Moritz Friend and Theresa Leny, 28 Apr 1878. 1889 U.S. Passport Application: "United S...

This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Osek (Wossek) near Strakonice, Czech Republic.

This town should not be confused with the town of the same name near Rokycany.

This town should not be confused with the town of Osek (German: Ossegg) that is a small town in the Czech Republic that lies at the foot of the Krušné Hory in the Teplice District in the Ústí nad Labem Region, in the northwest of Bohemia.

This Osek Strakonice town is the original home of the family of Franz Kafka.

Wikipedia photos of Osek cemetery

Osek (German: Ossek) is a village and municipality (obec) in Strakonice District in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.

Osek lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) north-east of Strakonice, 53 km (33 mi) north-west of České Budějovice, and 93 km (58 mi) south of Prague. Nearby are the towns of Radomysl=Radomischi, Pisek, and Blatna, all within a short walk or bike ride.

The municipality covers an area of 13.91 square kilometres (5.37 sq mi), and has a population of 646 (as at 28 August 2006). It includes the hamlets of Jemnice, Malá Turná, Petrovice, and Rohozná.

History Vosek in the Kingdom of Bohemia was first mentioned in a 1392 deed. The local Brloh noble dynasty had a Renaissance castle erected in the 16th century. After the 1620 Battle of White Mountain, Osek was seized by the Bohemian Crown and purchased by Prince Karl I von Liechtenstein in 1623, who nevertheless again sold the manor shortly afterwards. From 1850 the village belonged to the nearby market town of Radomyšl, it formed a municipality in its own right in 1919.

On the Jewish cemetery near Osek is buried Franz Kafka's grandfather, the butcher (shochet) Jacob Amschel Kafka (1814–1889). Franz Kafka's father Hermann was born in Osek in 1852.

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