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There was already a Jewish community in Gumbinnen in the 18th century. However, the number of Jews in Gumbinnen was always relatively small. Many settled here only temporarily. This fact is also reflected in the following information about the granting of city citizenship rights to Jews:

took the citizens’ oath:

The bourgeois and merchant Ludwig Daniel John (is a baptized Jew, originally called Daniel Joel, married Anna Maria Horn on May 20, 1803, had 10 children (5 sons, 5 daughters), all baptized and named John. As a “Christian” he was able to acquire the right to be a major citizen, which would not have been possible for him as a “Jew”.)

 

29.08.1803

The merchant Jacob Moses

26.01.1809

The Petschaft (kind of stamb) stabber Arendt Daniel Joel (34 years from Gumbinnen)

15.06.1813

The teacher Jacob Götz ( 45 years from Stawischken)

16.08.1813

The businessman Jacob Salomon Meyer (45 years from Krojanka in West Prussia)

22.11.1813

The merchant Meyer, Jacob (26 years from Krojanka in West Prussia)

24.12.1813

The merchant Joseph Meyer Marcuse (46 years from Tütz in West Prussia)

24.10.1815

The merchant Samuel Schlesinger (51 years from Zülz Upper Silesia)

19.12.1816

The merchant Jacob Feibusch Hell (30 years from Krojanka in West Prussia)
lost his civil rights on October 23, 1848.

16.05.1817

The merchant Leiser Zoddeck (24 years from Flatow) moved to Königsberg.

16-05-1817

The merchant Daniel Moses (21 years from Gumbinnen)

17.04.1817

The merchant Mendel Nathan Zacharias (*10. September 1796 in Flatow in West Prussia), is then moved

24.04.1823

The merchant Löbel Stlower (* 28. June1803 in Breslau), of Mosaic religion, was already a citizen in Stallupönen.

04.03.1833

The merchant Hirsch Michaelis Rubert (36 years, from Tütz in West Prussia), of Mosaic faith, was previously a citizen of Wehlau.

15.12.1834

The Slaughterer Salomon Schmul Birnbaum (41 years, from Mojonin, Duchy of Poland)

11.01.1836

The merchant Theodor Flatow (*5 April 1807 in Flatow)

05.05.1837

The merchant David Markuse, (*7. March 1809 in Tütz)

05.05.1837

The merchant Coppel Simon Anders (*11 September 1810 in Gdansk)

02.12.1839

The soap boiler assistant Meyer Cohn (*16 October 1809 in Märkisch Friedland)

02.10.1840

The merchant Salomon Alexander (*26 July 1815 in Bartenstein).

He was declared a loser of his civil rights on October 23, 1848.

13.10.1842.

The merchant Joseph Alexander, (*8. April in Heilsberg), was previously a merchant in Stallupönen, owns real estate

19.12.1843

The widow Keile Gumbinski, née Götz (*10. März1799 in Gumbinnen) drives distilling and dispensing fabrics.

23.10.1844

The merchant Isaac Moses Lehmann (*7. July1818 in Goldap)

22.05.1846

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The merchant Joseph Hirschberg (*30. September1809 in Christburg) has done military service)

09.02.1848

 

The gold and silver worker Louis Löwenson (26) has already acquired citizenship in Ragnit.

1851

The private individual Levin Jacoby (51 years old) has already taken citizenship in Schirrwindt), owns real estate

1852

The merchant Meyer Marcuse (*17.July 1826 in Gumbinnen).

1852

in collaboration with Alina Gromova

Source:
Fritz Schütz: The Royal Prussian City Gumbinnen Raths- und Bürgerbuch. 1728-1852. Gumbinnen: Ostpreußischer Heimatverlag Gebr. Reimer 1940 (Special publications of the Verein für Familienforschung in Ost- und Westpreußen e.V., No. 40)

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