Two of the sons of Jochene and Dobre settled in the US.  Were they both in the hat business?

Jochene and Dobre (Hutner) Wosnicer were the grandparents of Isador (Irving) Wosnitzer.

Jochene was born on November 27, 1826, in Tarnow to Iser (Israel)and Chana. 

His original brith record was found on JewishGen.org

Jochene's birth certificate in Tarnow 1826

Jochene was a baker and died in 1896 in Tarnow.

He is buried in the Tarnow Cemetery.

His death record was found on JewishGen.org

Tombstone of Jochene Wosnitzer - found in the Tarnow Cemetery

Jochene's death record, 1896

His father, Iser, is also buried in the Tarnow Cemetery. From his tombstone, we learn that Iser’s father’s name was Avraham.

Iser died on October 10, 1928. His grandson’s, Szaje and Towie, are buried on either side of him.

Iser Wosnitzer grave in the Tarnow Cemetery

Dobre was the daughter of  Szaji and Feigi from Zglobice. Feigi’s occupation is something like “engaging in the trade of small goods, (usually by a woman)”. Dobre died in 1899 in Tarnow.


    Dobre’s Reorded Death.  Translation of last column done by people on Facebook group Tracing the Tribe

Jochene and Dobre lived in Tarnow, Galicia, and had at least 10 children: Chaje Sarah, Szaje, Feiwel, Chane Scheindel, Marcus Sawid (Max), Gutman Tobias, Joseph, Selde, Leib, Pinkas. Below is a little bit about each one of them.

Jochene’s and Dobre’s children were:

  • Szaje (1843 – 1909) + Cyrel
    • Married Cyrel Atlass (1849 – 1932) on March 31, 1881
    • Their children were:
      • Jakob Hersch Druker + Lea Leontyna (b. 01/18/1873)
        • married 7/30/1893
      • Samuel Wolf (b. 4.28.1877) + Ruchel Heller (b. 1875)
        • Lazar
        • Joachim
        • Ella
        • Israel
        • Debora
      • Moses Fries + Ester (B. 03/01/1879)
        • married on 05/18/1899
          • Dawid, b. Aug. 18, 1900
          • Anna b. 1903
          • Cypora b. 1904
          • Chaim Isak b. 1905
          • Joachim b. 1907
          • Samuel b. 1908
          • Debora b. 1909
        • Both Moses and Ester and their daughter, Deborah perished in the Holocaust
Deborah Fries Shoah Victim
Moshe Fries Shoah Victim
Ester Fries Shoah Victim
  • Abraham Jakob Rauch (born in Przemysl, Poland) + Syme
    • married in 1901
  • Chaim Unger  (born in Przemysl, Poland in 1879) + Chana (b. 01/09/1888)
    • Abraham Hersch b. Nov. 6, 1904
    • Jochanen b. Mar. 6, 1909
  • Adolf  Bleiweiss +  Chaja (d. 1890)

Note:  Is Szaje’s son, Samuel Wolf , the same Samuel Wolf listed in the Polish Business Directory in 1926?

  • Chaje Sara (b. Nov. 26, 1848)
  • Feiwel ( 1853 – 1853) –
    • b. May 30, 1853 and d. Sep. 22, 1853 at 4 months old
  • Marcus Dawid (Max) (b. 1858 – d. 1931)
    • Max was born January, 1858 in Galacia
    • He married  Lena Kopf in 1877
    • He arrived in the USA in 1881  and started the Hudson Hat Co.
    • He died in January, 1931 in Newark, New Jersey and is buried in Union Field Cemetery.
    • Since Max plays an important part in the story of our grand-father, you can read more about his family in the Max Wosnitzer and Family section under the Wosnitzer menu.
  • Chane Scheindel (1858 – 1868)
    • She was was born January, 1858 in Galacia
    • Marcus Dawid’s twin sister
  • Gutman Tobias (b. 1860 – d. 1921)
    • Born 1/20/1860 at 103 Zablocie, Tarnow and died in Tarnow in 1921
    • He married Serl Hutner.  Was she a relative of his mother?
    • He went by the name of Tobias or Tuvia and was Irving’s father.
    • You can read more about Tobias and Seri under Tobias and Seri  under the Wosnitzer menu.
  • Joseph (1862) + Getta Woznitzer (b. 1863) (aka Wosnicer)
    • Joseph Iser was born on March 16, 1862 in Tarnow
    • He married Getta Woznitzer who was born in Austria
    • They immigrated to the US in 1881 and was naturalized in 1893.  At that time he was living on Riverton St. in NYC and was in Dry Goods
    • From 1906 – 1908, they are listed in the Newark NJ directories as living on Prince Street and his occupation was listed as Produce.
    • He died in Brooklyn, NY on Feb. 22, 1925 at age 61.
    • They had 3 children: (info from the 1920 Census)
      • Harry born in NY around 1900
      • Dora born in NY around 1904
      • Soloman born in NJ around 1905
Joseph Wosnitzer Naturalization 1883
Joseph Wosnitzer Newark Directory 1907
Joseph Wosnitzer Death 1925
  • Selde (b. 06/24/1866) + Salamon Wald (1856 – 1935)
    • They got married in Tarnow on August 29, 1905
    • Their children are:
      • Chana Wald Leisten b. 03/03/1885 + Erzyel Leisten (b. 1881)
      • Dawid b. 1893
      • Izak b 03/03/1901
      • Jacob b. 1911
  • Leib ( 04/15/1870 – 04/15/1870)
  • Pinkas (b. 1873)

Sources:

This information is documented in the

  • National Archives of Krakow
  • Tarnow Birth, Marriage and Deaths
  • The Narodowe w Krakowie Record Book.

Outstanding questions:

  • Who is the Saul listed in the Polish Business Directory in 1926?
  • What happened to Pinkas, and to Chaje Sara?
  • We know that Marcus Dawid, his brother Joseph Iser, and his nephew, Irving, immigrated to the US.  Did anyone else leave Tarnow?
  • Was it common for women to own businesses and work outside of the home in Tarnow in the 1700’s –  1800’s?