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Jewish Families from Września (Wreschen)

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  • Ludwig Zlotnitzki (deceased)
    Identified as husband of Minna (née Wreschinska) Zlotnitzki in Siegfried Wolf. Juden in Thüringen 1933-1945: Biographische Daten . (2000), vol 1, p. 299* Identified as father of Carola Kleimenhagen, se...
  • Carola Kleimenhagen (1905 - d.)
    Date/place of birth identified in Siegfried Wolf. Juden in Thüringen 1933-1945: Biographische Daten . (2000), vol 1, p. 299 Identified as daughter of Ludwig and Minna (née Wreschwinska) Zlotnitzki, s...
  • Eidel Lissner (deceased)
    Children born in Wreschen.
  • Samuel Mannes (1854 - d.)
  • Liebe Nossen (1862 - d.)

This project seeks to identify and collect profiles of Jewish Families who were connected to or from Września, Poland (Wreschen in German), (from 1793 to 1920 part of Prussia, Province of Posen, Germany).

WRESCHEN: Source, The Jewish Encyclopedia of 1906.

"By: Gotthard Deutsch, M. Lewin A town in Posen, Germany, three miles from the Russian frontier. Its Jewish community formerly ranked among the largest of southern Prussia, and is mentioned as one of the congregations which suffered severely during the persecutions of the years 1648-51. Unluckily, however, all the early documents were destroyed in the conflagration of 1873, in which the synagogue, a beautiful old wooden building, also was burned. The gravestones of the ancient cemetery, which has been closed for about forty years, afford no historical data, since the great majority of the older inscriptions have been obliterated.

Among the members of the community special mention may be made of Rabbi Ẓebi Hirsch b. Aaron Mirels, Rabbi Aaron Mirels (Kaufmann, "Die Letzte Vertreibung der Juden aus Wien und Niederösterreich," pp. 79 et seq., Vienna, 1889), and the Bible commentator Rabbi Meïr Löb Malbim. Ẓebi Mirels, who was called also Hirsch Aaron London, was the author of the "Mispar Ẓeba'am," and presented a Hebrew hymn to General Möllendorf when the latter was sent by the Prussian king Frederick William II. to receive the allegiance of the new province of southern Prussia ("Das Jahr 1793," p. 16, note, Posen, 1895). Rabbi Aaron Mirels, the author of the "Bet Aharon," is buried in the cemetery at Hirschberg in Silesia. In Wreschen, Malbim wrote his first work, the collection of annotations on the first chapters of the Shulḥan 'Aruk, Oraḥ Ḥayyim, which laid the foundation of his renown as a scholar. In Wreschen, moreover, the musical director Louis Lewandowski was born April 3, 1821.

The population of Wreschen now (1905) numbers 5,435, of whom 490 are Jews. The present rabbi is Dr. M. Lewin. The community has a religious school and a public school, the former having an attendance of forty and the latter of thirty-five."

Common family names:

Wrzesinski, Wrzeszinski, Wrzeszynski, Wrzeszinsky, Wresinski, Wreszinski, Wreschinski, Wreschner, Wreschener

Jewish Records Indexing project has data on this town. See

Center for Jewish History in New York has data on this town. See

SteinHeim Institute list of Rabbi has a few Rabbi listed here:

Yad Vashem lists numerous individuals from or connected to Wreschen who perished in the Holocaust.

A genealogical site at has extensive data on individuals from this town.

YIVO archives make mention of a Society of men from Wreschen: Founded in 1867 in New York by immigrants from Wreschen (Wrzesnia, 43 km E of Poznan). The society provided sick and death benefits to its members, and used the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. They changed their name from the Sons of Wreschen to The Society of 1867 in 1945.

The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 and 1835 Revised Edition, Compiled by Edward David Luft, published by Avotaynu in 2004 lists 76 Jews from Wreschen who were granted citizenship. Wreschen was in Wreschen County along with Miloslaw with 25 people and Zerkow with 24 people. Men included Baer Rosenfeld, Michael Rosenthal, Feibusch Rudziejewski, and Isaak Salinger to name a very few.