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Re: Bernhard Zerkowitz/ Vienna
Posted by: Robert Hanscom (ID *****1644) Date: August 15, 2002 at 03:17:17
In Reply to: Bernhard Zerkowitz/ Vienna by BH of 28

I have been researching this family and have discovered the identity of Bernhard Zerkowitz and his brother, Adolph:

LAZAR ZERKOWITZ was b. in Leipnik, Moravia, 20 April 1822, s/o Markus Zerkowitz (b. 1793) and wife, Jachid (Kraus) Zerkowitz. [Witnesses to his birth record were his maternal grandparents, Salomon and Ziperl Kraus.] Lazar remained in Leipnik but frequently traveled out of the country as an "agent". [I have a copy of a passport issued to him in 1870.] He was still alive in December 1881, but I don't know his date of death.

Lazar was married to BETTY WINTER, who was also still alive in December 1881.

1. ADOLPH ZERKOWITZ, b. Leipnik, Moravia, 1848; d. in Vienna, 8 December 1881, age 33 years. Unmarried. His obituary indicates that he was survived by his parents, by his brother, Bernard Zerkowitz, and by two sisters, Ernestine and Katharina.

2. BERNHARD [Bernard] ZERKOWITZ, b. Leipnik, Moravia, 1850; buried in Vienna, 5 March 1940, age 90 years. He m. FLORA SCHLESINGER, b. 1855, buried in Vienna, 31 March 1918, age 63. Seven children: (a) Hugo Zerkowitz, b. Vienna, 26 Dec. 1876; d. Vienna, 30 March 1877; (b) Oskar Zerkowitz, b. Vienna, 1878; (c) Maryon [Marion] Zerkowitz, b. Vienna, 21 July 1882 [m. 1906, Sigmund Grunsberger]; (d) Adolf Zerkowitz, b. Vienna, 9 January 1884; (e) Lina Zerkowitz, b. Vienna, 1885; d. Vienna, 5 Jan. 1887; (f) Gertrude Zerkowitz, b. Vienna, 29 April 1887; d. Vienna, 17 Dec. 1890; and (g) Henriette Zerkowitz, b. Vienna, 14 January 1892.

3. ERNESTINE ZERKOWITZ, b. Leipnik, Moravia; living Dec. 1881.

4. KATHARINA ZERKOWITZ, b. Leipnik, Moravia; living Dec. 1881.

The grandfather of Bernhard Zerkowitz was MARKUS ZERKOWITZ, b. in Mahr. Weisskirchen, Moravia [now Hranice, Czech Republic], 21 January 1793, s/o Michael and Judith (Deutsch?) Zerkowitz. Markus was married in Leipnik on 22 August 1816 to JACHID KRAUS, b. 1795, d/o Salomon and Ziperl Kraus.

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