I've been trying to trace the family of Julius Rosenstraus, an elusive 2x ggrandfather. I've found the person I believe is his brother (Herman) in Rochester and Cincinnati in the 1860s and early 1870s. The family came from Germany (likely Wankheim) in 1854. Then, I found newspaper articles in 1879 and 1880, mentioning him and his family, who were in Charkov, Russia and had a problem buying property then. Apparently, they came back to the US in the late 1880s. As I found evidence of their return in census and newspapers.
I've been trying to find out what would have prompted such a move for a Jewish family in that time. Any thoughts from anyone here?
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