Julius Kohn

Julius Kohn was married to 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 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 registration document for Joseph and Hermine, which also suggests that Julius and Marie may have had a son, Wilhelm Kohn, a witness at the wedding. The registration 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 my research at the moment).


Marriage register, Extract, Joseph and Hermine Bloch, Schwieben Register of marriages, 1882, page one. Source: Gliwice archives, Clare Weissenberg, Photograph, pers. archive