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Jewish Families of Turek

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  • ? Harris (deceased)
    According to the taped bio of Nellie Rathbone, her mother had a brother who came to the UK, who changed his last name to Harris (his first name wasn't mentioned, and he isn't found in the Turek Book of...
  • Mima Gitl ? (deceased)
  • Hana Cyrla Polacz (1854 - d.)
    She is mentioned as a sibling of Ada Cohen in the memoirs of Nellie Rathbone. She is also found as the wife of Abram Polacz, and the parent of Dawid Lajser, in the Turek Book of Residents.
  • Tauba Diensfertig (deceased)
  • Jakob Diensfertig (c.1830 - d.)
    Possibly the son of Layzer Diensfertig (born circa 1799) and Ryfka (born 1801). Layzer, in turn, was probably the son of Hersz and Anna Diensfertig, who were among the first Jews to settle in Turek (He...

This is a shell for Jewish Families of Turek.

Located in Wielkopolska Province at 52°02' N, 18°30' E, USBGN: -533,571.

Only a fraction of the Jewish records for this town survived the 20th century.

The Polish archives has the metrical records for 1837 only (these have also been indexed but are not live on JRI-Poland). A link to the images is in the list, below.

There is an extant Book of Residence, which is available to paid subscribers for the town on JRI-Poland, but it is also not in the public database. The Book of Residence appears to start in the late 19th century, through to the 1920s. Although a handful of people who were born in the 1860s appears in the data, it doesn't accurately capture the Jewish inhabitants of the town prior to the 1890s (approximately).

A few tombstones from the desecrated cemetery are located in a lapidarium elsewhere. There is a link to a photo gallery below. The images generally are not detailed enough to make out names, but the stones appear to be in decent shape.

There are a handful of other records, largely from other places - immigration and naturalization records from the UK and US that mention Turek.

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