Julius Kohn

Julius Kohn married Marie, geb. Loewy.

He was a businessman (kaufmann).

Julius lived in Schwieben in Kreis (district) Gleiwitz.

Julius and Marie had a daughter, Hermine Kohn, who was later to marry Joseph Bloch. Hermine was my great grandmother – and so Julius was my great-great grandfather. He was thus Werner’s great grandfather – I wonder if he knew him.

We found this information on the marriage certificate for Joseph and Hermine – which also suggests that Julius and Marie may have had a son, Wilhelm Kohn – a witness at the wedding. The certificate states that he was 28 years old at the time of signing – so he must have been born in around 1854. This might have meant that he and Hermine were twins (there is some question about the birth date for Hermine outstanding in our research at the moment).

Marriage certificate, Joseph and Hermine Bloch, 1882