Anczyl SCHÜSSEL married Chaje and had a son, Josel (1808), and likely
another Israel (1809).
SCHÜSSEL died in Podhajce in 1882 and likely had children: Hersch and
- Hersch SCHÜSSEL married Golde and had children: Mendel
(1848)1, Jakob2, Srul Schloma (1859), and Ziwie (1861).
"Menkes" SCHÜSSEL, innkeeper, married Chaje Sime KLEIN,
daughter of Salamon and Feige Ciwie nee RAUCH, lived in
Podhjace, Narajow, and Łapszyn, and
had children: Abraham (1873), Golde (1877), Salamon
(1879), Selde (1880), Riwke (1881), Josef Leib (1883), Szmaje (1884),
(1887). After Chaje Sime died in Łapszyn in 1887, Menkes
Rachel "Rose" ZINN (1873), daughter of Nissan and Zelda nee RAUCH, and
had children: Selda (1888), Hinde (1889), Chaje
(1892), and Nathan (1893). After Menkes died in Ihrowica in 1905,
Rachel and daughters Hinde and Chaje
immigrated to the United States in 1907 and settled in New York. Rachel
died in 1958.
SCHÜSSEL married Reisie SCHATTEN,
of Jona and Lea nee DICK
Złota, and had children: Chaje Sime (1899),
Czarna (1901), Feige Ciwje (1903), Golde (1907), and Ettel (1909).
Abraham fought in
World War I
and died in combat in Italy in 1915.
Sime "Clara" SCHÜSSEL immigrated to the United States in 1920
married Esriel "Isie" KRUG
from Mosciska, son of Mendel and Lea nee FEUCHTBAUM, in
Manhattan, New York, in 1923. She died in New York in 1993.
"Cyla" SCHÜSSEL was killed in the Holocaust.
Ciwje SCHÜSSEL died in Sloboda Zlota in 1920.
"Gusta" SCHÜSSEL was killed in the Holocaust.
- Golde SCHÜSSEL
married Moses Jona ASZKENAS, son of Hersz and Sara, in Tarnopol in 1912
(religious marriage earlier)
and had children: stillborn (1901), Chaje (1903),
Sara (1904), Mendel
(1907), and Arnold (1912).
SCHÜSSEL died as an infant in Podhajce in 1880.
- Selde SCHÜSSEL
died as a child in Podhajce in 1882.
SCHÜSSEL married Abraham Jacob "Jacob" SEINFELD, son of Hersch, in
1897 and had children: Sime (1895), Lane (1899), Golde
(1903), Salomon Wolf (1904), Adela (1907), Hendel (1908), and Ruchel
(1910). Jacob immigrated to the United States in 1911 followed by his
wife and four of the children in 1914. They had one more child,
Max (1915), born in New York. Rebecca died in New York in 1944.
Leib SCHÜSSEL died as an infant in Podhajce in 1883.
SCHÜSSEL died as an infant in Narajow in 1885.
SCHÜSSEL died as an infant in Narajow in 1887.
- Selda SCHÜSSEL
died as an infant in Narajow in 1888.
"Anne" SCHÜSSEL married Julius GROSS in New York in 1913 and died in
Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1964.
"Clara" SCHÜSSEL married Samuel Zane SPARBER in New York in 1914 and
had children: Sylvia (1916) and Evelyn (1917). After Samuel died in New
in 1918, Clara married Jacob BOOKNER about 1930 and then later married
Morris KANOWITZ. Clara died in the Bronx, New York, in 1969.
SCHÜSSEL died as a child in Podhajce in 1908.
- Jakob SCHÜSSEL married Chaje and had children: Hersch (1869).
Schloma SCHÜSSEL died in Podhajce in 1882.
- Schloma "Schmaje" SCHÜSSEL married Reisie
(1828), lived in Podhajce, and had children3:
Mojdel (1849), Anczel, Moses, Meier (1855), Ello (1857),
Josel (1858), Ahron
(1859), Leib (1864), Markus
(1865), Perl, and Chaje. Reisie died as a widow in Podhajce in 1893.
SCHÜSSEL married Sara Jente MOST, daughter of Moses and Chaje nee
AUERHAHN, and had children
born in Brzeżany: Memel (1874), Chaje Lea (1877), and Schmaje
He died there in 1881.
- Memel "Mamie" MOST died in New York in 1949.
- Chaje Lea SCHÜSSEL died in 1878 at one year and
- Schmaje SCHÜSSEL married Chaja MAUSBERG and had
Mirl (1904). They immigrated to the United States in
- Mirl MAUSBERG died as an infant in Podhajce in 1905.
- Anczel SCHÜSSEL married Ruchel ROLL (1853), daughter of Aron Leib and Golde, and had children:
Chane (1872), Salamon (1874), and Golde (1886). Ruchel died in Podhajce in 1894.
- Chane SCHÜSSEL married Boruch KLEIN and had children:
Ester Chaje (1892) and Reisie (1893). She died in Podhajce in 1894.
- Salamon SCHÜSSEL died as a child in Podhajce in 1880.
- Moses SCHÜSSEL married Taube Dresie ABEND, daughter of Aron
Leib and Sara, and had children: Aron Juda (1872), Arje, Schloma
(1873), Chane, and Henie Beile (1881).
- Arje SCHÜSSEL died in Podhajce in 1879.
- Chane SCHÜSSEL
married Kasriel ABEND and had children: Aron Leib (1891) [likely],
Chajm Perez (1892), Elka "Elsa" (1898), and Israel S. (1900).
- Henie Beile SCHÜSSEL
married Wolf FISCHER, son of Akibe and Memil, in Podhajce in 1906 and
had children: Israel Abraham (1907), Irving (1907), Betty (1911), and
- Meier SCHÜSSEL
married Taube Silie SCHULMAN, daughter of Chaskel and Chaje Riwcie, in
1909, lived in Holendry, and had children: Chaskel (1877), Joel (1881),
Schmaje (1884), Chaje Rebeka (1893), stillborn (1895), Reizie
(1896), and Paje (1898). He died in 1910.
- Schmaja SCHÜSSEL died as an infant in Podhajce in 1884.
Josel SCHÜSSEL died in Podhajce in 1904.
SCHÜSSEL died in Podhajce in 1896.
- Perl SCHÜSSEL married Israel WELGER and had children in
Podhajce: Salamon (1889), Gezel (1890), and Isaak (1892).
- Chaje SCHÜSSEL married Hersch WELGER and had children
Podhajce: Beril (1870) and stillborn (1893).
- Israel SCHÜSSEL died as a widow in Podhajce in 1899.
Two Schussel couples that lived in Podhajce and had children around the
1850s (and thus are prime candidates for the parents of Menkes who was
born about 1848) were Schmaje and Reisie and Hersch and Golde. There
are a few key reasons to believe that his parents were Hersch and Golde:
2. His having a child named Hersch indicates a connection with the
elder Hersch. The son was also born in house 197, where Menkes lived
Schloma (single, age 23), son of Hersch and Golde, died in 1882 in
Podhajce in house 543; Josef Leib (11 months), son of Menkes (aged
about 35) and Chaje Sime, died in 1883 in Podhajce, also in
543 - thus, a close connection was very likely between Menkes and Srul
Schloma (in this case, likely brothers). No shared houses are found
between Menkes and Schmaje or his children.
- None of Menkes'
daughters or granddaughters appear to have had the name Reisie (despite
the fact she died in 1893 before many of the granddaughters were born),
while at least three had the name Golde.
- While Menkes'
daughter Golde, born 1877, may well have been named after their
mother's grandmother of that name, his two granddaughters named Golde,
born in 1903 and 1907, likely were not. By that time, both Hersch's
wife (likely Menkes' mother) and Menkes' wife's grandmother were both
likely deceased (there is relatively good record coverage after 1877
but not before, when Hersch and Golde likely died). In which case, it
is implausible that the children would have been named for their
parent's great-grandmother rather than their parent's grandmother.
Therefore, these granddaughters having the name Golde is indicative of
Menkes' mother having had that name.
- While Menkes did have a
son name Schmaje in 1884, it is unlikely he was named after Menkes'
father. A Schmaje Schussel, along another branch, was born in 1879. So
if both descend from the elder, he must have died prior to 1879.
However, Menkes had a son Josef Leib born in 1883 (likely named after
Josel Schussel who died just prior in 1882 and was probably Menkes'
grandfather). Since first priority for naming sons went to the father's
father, he should have been named Schmaje, if that was in fact the name
of Menkes' father. Furthermore, another cousin Salamon was born in 1874
and likely named after Schmaje/Schloma, suggesting he died prior to
1874. In which case, Menkes' first born son, Abraham, born in 1873, may
well have been born after the death of Schmaje, but again was not given
- At this point it remains unclear why, given the
connection to Golde, the name Hersch does not appear in the names of
Menkes' children and grandchildren. Perhaps he had a double name, such
as Abraham Hersch, in which case Menkes' first born son Abraham would
have been named after him. More analysis will be needed to shed light
on this mystery.
All are confirmed
children of Schmaje/Schloma and Reisie, based on vital records, except
Mojdel, Moses, and Anczel. Mojdel and Moses having sons
named Schmaje and Schloma in 1879 and 1873 and Anczel's daughter
having a daughter Reisie in 1893 (just after Szloma's wife Reisie died
that year) suggests, but
not prove, that they belong with this group.