KERSCH family
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Updated 17 Nov 2019

Kersch, Abraham "Albert"
Kersch, Emil
Kersch, Emil Viktor
Kersch, Lazar "Ludwig"
Kersch, Ludvik (1896)
{ Kersch, Ludvik (1927) }
Kersch, Moritz
Kersch, Moses
Kersch, Petr
Kersch, Siegfried (1871)
Kersch, Siegfried/Vítěslav (1898)
Kerschová, Anna
Kerschová, Bertha
{ Kerschová, Ema }
Kerschová, Ernestine
Kerschová, Helene
Kerschová, Klara
Kerschová, Luzie
Kerschová, Maria
Kerschová, Regina


Kersch, Abraham "Albert" [ b. 16.9.1835, Libeň 10, Prague - d. 16.8.1904, Josefov 248, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt
The youngest heretofore identified son of Moses and Juditha (née Roubitschková) Kersch. Abraham for certain used the name Albert, and appears as such in the sole available police conscription document, the Prague census record, and in his own obituary. Not at all uncommon for those with especially Jewish names to opt for the more Germanic equivalent; it is rather unusual to see both names on civil documents, however. He married Franziska Klempererová on 7 May 1882 in Prague. Together they had at least two children. Abraham died at home at 6:30pm from some kind of inflammatory condition.

Regarding his wife Franziska's maiden name: She is listed in the various records as née Pick, however that is her mother's maiden name. She was likely classfied as illegitimate and given her mother's surname due to her father Josef's lack of familiant status. I have elected to ignore the familiant question and use her father's surname for historical completeness.


Parents:
Kersch, Moses
Roubitschková, Juditha

Spouse(s):
Klempererová, Franziska

Children:
Kersch, Moritz
Kerschová, Regina


Kersch, Emil [ b. 26.3.1864, Libeň 33, Prague - d. 5.12.1921, 1771/II, PraguePolice Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt
Emil was the eldest son and third born child of Lazar "Ludwig" and Mathilde (née Löwyová) Kersch. In life Emil was a prominent lawyer for the coal industry in Most and Prague. He married twice, first to Emilie Anscherliková around 1893 until her death in 1902, and second to Olga Freundová who survived him but was ultimately killed in the Holocaust. It appears he only had children with Emilie. Although his obituary mentions an Ada Kersch as a daughter, that is actually a reference to his daughter-in-law Adela. Emil died at home in Prague from complications associated with an incarcerated hernia.

Parents:
Kersch, Lazar "Ludwig"
Löwyová, Mathilde

Spouse(s):
Anscherliková, Emilie (her death)
Freundová, Olga

Children (with Emilie):
Kersch, Ludvik
Kersch, Siegfried/Vítěslav


Children (with Olga):
None


Kersch, Emil Viktor [ b. 2.5.1922, Prague - d. 1944, Auschwitz, Poland ] 1940 Police Registration 1940 Police Registration 1939 Residency Application 1939 Residency Application Emil Viktor Kersch
Emil KerschEmil Viktor was the eldest son of
Vítěslav and Adela (née Picková) Kersch. At the time of his deportation he was only 19 and working as a tailor's assistant. He was still living at home with his father, as one would expect. His mother's disposition is unknown, although she is mentioned in his 1940 police registration document (linked above) as divorced from his father and remarried "Burger." Deported on one of the earlier transports to Terezín, Emil Viktor was ultimately murdered at Auschwitz.





 

 


Poslední bydliště před deportací: Praha II
Adresa/místo registrace v Protektorátu: Praha II, Na Poříčí 14a
Transport J, č. 203 (04. 12. 1941, Praha -> Terezín)
Transport Dz, č. 73 (15. 05. 1944, Terezín -> Osvětim)
Zahynul

Parents:
Kersch, Siegfried/Vítěslav
Picková, Adela

Spouse(s):
None

Children:

None


Kersch, Lazar "Ludwig" [ b. 30.10.1832, Libeň, Prague - d. 11.12.1894, Dušní 996, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt
The eldest as yet identified son of Moses and Juditha (née Roubitschková) Kersch. Like his brother Abraham, Lazar preferred the civil, more Germanic given name of Ludwig (frequent analogue for the Hebraic Lazar, in point of fact), which is how he appears in various documents. He married Mathilde Löwyová in Libeň on 18 January 1860. Together they had at least the 6 children identified here. In life Lazar was a businessman of some kind. He died, apparently at home, at 4:45 in the afternoon from pneumonia or another lung-related illness.

Parents:
Kersch, Moses
Roubitschková, Juditha

Spouse(s):
Löwyová, Mathilde

Children:
Kersch, Emil
Kersch, Siegfried (1871)
Kerschová, Bertha
Kerschová, Ernestine
Kerschová, Klara
Kerschová, Luzie



Kersch, Moses [ b. c. 1798, Libeň 48, Prague - d. 11.11.1839, Libeň 10, Prague ]
In a rather pleasing turn away from the norm for this era, we have some cross-referenceable records and clear lineage for Moses and his family going back to the early to mid-1700s. There are two available Libeň familiant records for Moses (as "Moises"), which give his parents as Michael Kersch and Rosel née Heim, Michael's parents as Seligmann Kersch and Barbora (maiden name unspecified), and Seligmann's parents as Philipp Kersch and Fromet - a most unusual Hebrew name (maiden name unspecified). That puts the oldest lineage around the first third of the century. The first familiant record indicates Moses was the eldest of four sons, of a currently uncertain total number of children. The second familiant record is definitely a match, but it shows Moises as the successor familiant to an unrelated family. The 1793 Kouřímsko Jewish census, which included families in Libeň, lists Seligmann as married (but with no wife listed) and four children - Michel (Moses's father, as in the familiant records), Marcus, Maria, and Dorothea.

Moses married Juditha Roubitschková on 8 July 1822, evidently in Libeň. Note the consensus (ability to marry) date is given in the familiant record as 19 June 1822. The marriage record suggests Juditha was from somewhere in the Boleslavský region of Bohemia, but it's not clear exactly where. Looks like it says Tolldorf but I don't see a matching Czech name for this German exonym. The familiant record shows two sons, but we have so far identified 5 children in all.

Parents:
Kersch, Seligmann
Heim?, Rosel

Spouse(s):
Löwyová, Mathilde

Children:
Kersch, Abraham "Albert"
Kersch, Lazar "Ludwig"
Kerschová, Anna
Kerschová, Helene
Kerschová, Maria


Kersch, Siegfried (1871) [ b. 16.3.1871, Libeň 26, Prague - d. 27.3.1894, Dušní 924, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt Gravestone, New Jewish Cemetery
Siegfried was the youngest of two sons, and sixth born child of Lazar "Ludwig" and Mathilde (née Löwyová) Kersch. In life he was an officer of the Prague branch of the Viennese Bankers' Council. He died at the young age of 23, from an abdominal illness which was possibly a chronic condition from which he suffered since his childhood. He's buried in the New Jewish Cemetery in Prague (photo of grave linked above).

Parents:
Kersch, Lazar "Ludwig"
Löwyová, Mathilde

Spouse(s):
None

Children:

None


Kersch, Siegfried/Vítěslav (1898) [ b. 26.9.1898, 127/II, Prague - d. 1944, Auschwitz ] Police Conscription Document 1928 Passport Application 1928 Passport Application 1937 Passport Application 1937 Passport Application 1937 Passport Application 1936 Criminal Charges 1936 Criminal Charges 1933 Živno, Plzeň 1933 Živno, Plzeň
Emil KerschVítěslav (the preferred Czech variant of Siegfried) was the younger of two sons born to Emil and Emilie (née Anscherliková) Kersch. In life he was an attorney, apparently for private instutions and banks. He lived and worked both in Prague and Plzeň, and he married twice. His first marriage to Adela Picková took place around 1920, and ended in divorce around 1929. There is one clearly documented child from the marriage, but two additional children are listed in his 1937 passport application. Their dispositions are unknown. His second marriage appears to have been to non-Jew Anna Sucha and took place in Plzeň on 18 May 1933, and evidently also ended in divorce in 1940. They appear to have had one son, whose disposition is also unknown. Vítěslav was murdered at Auschwitz. Last residence, Na Poříčí 14a, Prague.



 

Poslední bydliště před deportací: Praha II
Adresa/místo registrace v Protektorátu: Praha II, Na Poříčí 14a
Transport AAr, č. 620 (16. 07. 1942, Praha -> Terezín)
Transport El, č. 121 (29. 09. 1944, Terezín -> Osvětim)
Zahynul


Parents:
Kersch, Emil
Anscherliková, Emilie

Spouse(s):
Picková, Adela (divorced)
Sucha, Anna (divorced)

Children (with Adela):

Kersch, Emil Viktor
{ Kersch, Ludvik (1927) }
{ Kerschová, Ema }

Children (with Anna):
Kersch, Petr


Kerschová, Anna [ b. 1.10.1826, Libeň 10, Prague - d. 16.4.1910, Mladá Boleslav ] Obituary, Prager Tagblatt
Anna was the eldest child of Moses and Juditha (née Roubitschková) Kersch. As is often the case with women of the age, we have only the most basic biographical data on her life. Anna married Aron Rosenfeld on 21 October 1846 in Dobříš, Aron's hometown. Together the couple had at least the four children listed here. Curiously Anna's obituary is printed in the Prager Tagblatt newspaper, and lists the notice as from Prague, but she died in Mladá Boleslav and was moved to Dobříš presumably to her final resting place.


Parents:
Kersch, Moses
Roubitschková, Juditha

Spouse(s):
Rosenfeld, Aron

Children:
Rosenfeld, Josef
Rosenfeldová, Emilie
Rosenfeldová, Henriette
Rosenfeldová, Rosa



Kerschová, Bertha [ b. 25.6.1862, Libeň 11, Prague - d. ? ]
Bertha was the second-born child of Lazar "Ludwig" and Mathilde (née Löwyová) Kersch. There is no information available about her beyond the basics. She married Josef Pick at the Pinkas Synagogue on 16 June 1885. The couple had no fewer than the 5 children listed here. Her place and date of death are currently unknown, although as her husband was from Teplice it's likely she passed away there.

Parents:
Kersch, Lazar "Ludwig"
Löwyová, Mathilde

Spouse(s):
Pick, Josef

Children:

Pick, Egon
Picková, Ella
Picková, Frieda
Picková, Grete
Picková, Hilda


Kerschová, Ernestine [ b. 10.12.1865, Libeň 11, Prague - d. 28.7.1935, Prague or Domažlice ] Police Conscription Document Gravestone, New Jewish Cemetery
Ernestine was the fourth-born child of Lazar "Ludwig" and Mathilde (née Löwyová) Kersch. As with her female kin, there scant information available on her life beyond the basics. She married Simon Ekstein, occasionally spelled Eckstein, at the Pinkas Synagogue on 25 December 1890. Together the couple had 5 so-far identified children. The gravestone I believe mistakenly gives her date of birth as 25 December 1865, but the 25 December date is clearly their marriage date. Not to mention the birth record which says 10 December. The family lived in Domažlice (German exonym = Taus), where it seems all of the children were born. The Domažlice Jewish vital records are incomplete, so so is our information. We know she survived her husband. Although she is buried in the New Jewish Cemetery in Prague, it's possible she passed away in Domažlice.

Parents:
Kersch, Lazar "Ludwig"
Löwyová, Mathilde

Spouse(s):
Ekstein, Simon

Children:

Ekstein, Otto
Ekstein, Robert
Ekstein, Vilém
Eksteinová, Luise
Eksteinová, Olga


Kerschová, Helene [ b. 5.1.1829, Libeň 10, Prague - d. 14.12.1902, Libochovice ] Obituary, Prager Tagblatt
Helene was the second child and daughter of Moses and Juditha (née Roubitschková) Kersch. Sadly nothing beyond basic biographical data is available for Helene. She married Moritz Popper (note that some of the childrens' birth records refer to him as Moses) on 11 Feb 1851 at an inn or guesthouse in Bohušovice nad Ohří, a village in the Sudeten Czech north just outside of Terezín, and not far from their apparent home in Libochovice. The couple produced at least the 7 children noted here. Helene passed away in Libochovice following a stroke.

Parents:
Kersch, Moses
Roubitschková, Juditha

Spouse(s):
Popper, Moritz

Children:
Popper, Alfred
Popper, Eduard
Popper, Emil
Popper, Markus
Popperová, Gabriele
Popperová, Katharina
Popperová, Rosa



Kerschová, Klara [ b. 12.1.1861, Libeň 10, Prague - d. 12.3.1929, Plzeň ] Obituary, Prager Tagblatt
Klara was the eldest child of Lazar "Ludwig" and Mathilde (née Löwyová) Kersch. We know only that she married David Waldstein of Rabštejn nad Střelou (roughly half way between Karlovy Vary and Plzeň), and that the couple had at least four children - all evidently in Plzeň.

Parents:
Kersch, Lazar "Ludwig"
Löwyová, Mathilde

Spouse(s):
Waldstein, David

Children:

Waldstein, Ernst
Waldstein, Rudolf
Waldsteinová, Irma
Waldsteinová, Paula


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