ABSTRACT of Issue #105
Revue du Cercle de Généalogie Juive Nr 105
Leon Moyse descendancy
Anne-Marie FRIBOURG presents Léon Moyse, father of her great-great-grandmother Pauline, with the help of letters exchanged in 1941 between her greatfather Leon Moyse and the gravedigger of the village Lamarche (Vosges) where her grandparents are buried, completed by information provided by the municipal officials of Vaucouleurs (Meuse). Leon Moyse married twice. The two eldest sons of the first marriage were trading horses like their father and grandfather whereas the two eldest sons of the second one became army officer and physician.
Being a Jew in the 17th century in France
Participating in a research organised by Geneanet society in Paris, Jacques Boissel has discovered documents regarding a Jacques Perrere family in the National Archives. The son, Jean-Charles, decided to embrace judaism and got circumcised in Amsterdam around 1675. His elder sister, Henriette Cécile, married an Isaac Dacosta in the St Eloy Church in Rouen : the marriage was cancelled by the Paris Archbishop and the girl authorized to re-mary with « whoever she would choose » : Jean-Baptiste Brunet in the Church St Germain l’Auxerrois in Paris. The couple moves to Sully-sur-Loire where their four children « adopt the catholic religion ».
An additional Note points that these facts were not rare in the 17th century in France and other examples can be quoted.
Cohen and Salvador : from Nice or from Nîmes ?
The author was surprised when meeting the name Salvedoir from Nîmes, mentioned in the Memoirs of Jakob Meyer, (Ernest Kallmann & Françoise Lyon Caen, Paris, 2009), memories of a soldier from Westphalie during Napoleon wars. Georges Graner tries to identify the man by linking him with the families Salvador & Cohen-Salvador from Nice, whose genealogy is presented.
About first israelite cemeteries in Paris
A Jewish community was created in Paris at the end of the 18th century or, more exactly, three brotherhoods, respectively German, Portuguese and Avignonese, devoted to social help, specially for burials. A common graveyard could not be envisionned because the small size of these groups. Simon Schwarzfuchs adds to the previous work of Leon Kahn, historian of the Paris jewish community, the communication of a document in hebrew at that time containing the interventions of the highest authorities, Cerf Berr, David Sintzheim, Acher Lœb Ginsburg and Chaagat Arieh for the solution of the problem taking into account the religious and practical factors.
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