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Fani Magaziner Meisels

Descendants of Fani

Fani Magaziner, sometimes called Feige, was born in Humenne around 1824. She was the daughter of Lowi Magaziner, and possibly the daughter of Lea. Fani was a bit young to be a daughter of Lea -- Lea was about 41 when Fani was born -- but Fani herself had a son when she was 38, so it is certainly not impossible.

Fani married Simon Meisels in the early 1840s. Simon was born in Munkacs around 1822. He worked as a merchant in Kassa (now Kosice, Slovakia). They had at least five children. A Schaji Meisels, possibly this Simon, was a witness to the bris of Antal Weinberger

Fani died in Kassa on May 8, 1902, at the age of 78, and was buried at the Jewish cemetery there. Simon died there two years later, on April 20, 1904, at the age of 83 and was buried with Fani at the Jewish cemetery.

Children of Fani Magaziner and Simon Meisels include:

  1. David Meisels (b: 10 JUN 1844)
  2. William Meisels (b: 24 JUN 1846; d: 17 MAR 1920)
  3. Leo Meisels (b: 5 APR 1852; d: 8 FEB 1929)
  4. Johana Meisels (b: 12 NOV 1854; d: 30 JUL 1936)
  5. Lajos Meisels (b: 1862)

Generation #3


David Meisels

David Meisels was born in Homonna, Hungary on June 10, 1844. He married Berta Schonfeld in the early 1860s, and they had two children. He married Malka Schonfeld in the late 1860s. Malka was born in 1853. They had at least five children.1

David and Berta both died before 1907, when their son Jeno died. I have found no other record of Malka.

Children of David Meisels and Berta Schonfeld:

  1. Jeno Meisels (Jakob) (b: 4 JAN 1865; 21 JUN 1907)
  2. Nathan Meisels (b: 27 MAR 1866)

Children of David Meisels and Malka Schonfeld:

  1. Pinkasz Meisels (b: 14 DEC 1872)
  2. Eisik Meisels (b: 16 JUL 1874)
  3. Aron Hirsch Meisels (b: 4 MAY 1878; d: 1944)
  4. Wolf Meisels (b: 15 AUG 1883)
  5. Moses Meisels (b: 25 NOV 1885)

William Meisels

Vilmos Meisels was born in Homonna, Hungary on June 24, 1846. He emigrated to America in June 1867 and settled in Ohio, the same area where Pauline Magaziner settled, though I have not found any evidence that they were in contact. In America, Vilmos used the name William. He was naturalized as an American citizen on September 16, 1872 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

William worked as a barber. He married Julia Goodman in Cuyahoga County, Ohio on April 22, 1870. Julia was born in Austria in 1853. They had one child. Julia died on July 28, 1886, at the age of 33, and was buried at Green Lawn Cemetery, the same cemetery where Pauline Magaziner and Hugo Magaziner and their families were buried. William and Julia's daughter was 12 years old at the time Julia died.

William remarried to Wilhelmina "Minnie" Buehl in Franklin, Ohio on August 25, 1887. Minnie was born in Ohio in March 1848.

William died of a cerebral hemorrhage on March 17, 1920 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, and was buried at Green Lawn Cemetery. Minnie died on July 8, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio and was buried at Green Lawn.

Child of William Meisels and Julia Goodman:

  1. Lena Flora Meisels (b: 30 OCT 1873; d: 29 MAY 1958)

Leo Meisels

Anschel Lob Meisels was born in Homonna, Hungary on April 5, 1852. Anschel Lob was later known as Leo. Leo was a witness to Henry and Cecelia's wedding, and many other births and marriages in the family. He worked as a haberdasher and merchant.

Leo married Hermina Altmann in Kassa, Hungary on December 5, 1880. Hermina was born in Miskolcz, Hungary on December 16, 1857.

Leo died in Kassa on February 8, 1929, at the age of 76 and was buried at Kosice Jewish Cemetery. Hermina survived him. I have found no further record of Hermina.

Johana Meisels Weinberger

Chaje Meisels was born in Homonna, Hungary on November 12, 1854. Chaje was later known as Johana.

Johana married Samuel Salamon Weinberger around 1871. He was known as Samu at that time. Samu was the widower of Johana's cousin Rezi Magaziner, who died of typhus in 1870 and left Samu with seven children between the ages of one and 15. Samu was born around 1833 in Darocz in the Ung megye. He was working as a spice merchant at the time of their marriage. Johana and Samu had two daughters together.

Samu died on March 24, 1898 in Kassa, Hungary and was buried at Kosice Jewish Cemetery. Johana died in Budapest on July 30, 1936, at the age of 81.

Children of Johana Meisels and Samuel Salamon Weinberger:

  1. Paula Weinberger (Perl) (b: 27 MAR 1873)
  2. Sarolta Weinberger (Charlotte) (b: 24 DEC 1877; d: 24 JAN 1941)

Generation #4


Jeno Meisels (Jakob)

Jakob Meisels was born in Mezo Laborz on January 4, 1865, the son of David Meisels and Berta Schonfeld. He married Jeanette Scheindl Schonfeld in Mezo-Laborc on November 1, 1891. Jeanette was born in Mezo Laborz on January 8, 1875. They had at least three children, and probably had others because the last two I have found were born seven years apart. Later in life, Jakob went by the name Jeno.

On June 21, 1907, Jeno was living in Vidrany (now in Slovakia) and working as a state railway official when he died in Balatonfured, Hungary of a heart attack. He was 42 years old. Jeanette apparently survived him, though I have found no record of her after Jeno's death.

Children of Jeno Meisels and Jeanette Scheindl Schonfeld include:

  1. Ida Angyalka Maria Meisels (b: 6 MAR 1895)
  2. Lazslo Meisels (b: 20 MAY 1897; d: 8 JUL 1921)
  3. Istvan Meisels (b: 25 MAY 1904)

Nathan Meisels

Nathan Meisels was born in Habura, Hungary on March 27, 1866, the son of David Meisels and Berta Schonfeld. He emigrated to America on the Lahn from Bremen in February 1890 and worked as a tailor in New York City. He was naturalized in 1896. He apparently never married. He was still living and working in New York in 1940, but I have found no record of him after that.

Aron Hirsch Meisels

Aron Hirsch Meisels was born in Habura on May 4, 1878, the son of David Meisels and Malka Schonfeld. He married Josephine Weiszburg.2 Josephine was born in Zborov in 1884. They had at least four children.

Aron and Josephine perished at Auschwicz around 1944. Two of their children also died in the Holocaust, but one of them survived and came to America.

Children of Aron Hirsch Meisels and Josephine Weiszburg:

  1. Malvina Meisels (b: 1912; d: 1944 at Auschwicz)
  2. Emil Meisels (b: 1917; d: 1944, perished in the Holocaust)
  3. Ernest Meisels (b: 22 JUN 1921; d: 19 NOV 2005)
  4. Malka Meisels (d: 30 JAN 1939)

Lena Flora Meisels Luley

Lena Meisels was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 30, 1873, the daughter of William Meisels and Julia Goodman. She appeared in the 1880 Ohio census as Flora Meisels, and married under the name Magdalena Meisels, but her name usually appeared as Lena F.

Lena married Simon Luley in Franklin, Ohio on August 11, 1892. Simon was born in Hessen Darmstadt, Germany on August 28, 1870. Simon worked as a cobbler, making and reparing shoes in his own business. He also ran a grocery store for many years. They had four children.

Simon died on February 11, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio of bronchial pneumonia. He was 77 years old. He was buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery south of Columbus. Ten years later, on May 29, 1958, Lena and her daughter Julia were going to visit Simon's grave when their car was broadsided. Lena was thrown from the car and suffered fatal injuries. She was 84 years old. She was buried with Simon at St. Joseph's.

Children of Lena Flora Meisels and Simon Luley:

  1. Helen Wilhelmina Luley (b: 26 NOV 1893; d: 1 SEP 1983)
  2. Simon William Luley, Jr. (b: 1 OCT 1898; d: 31 AUG 1984)
  3. Cecilia Marie Luley (b: 3 MAY 1903; d: 26 OCT 2007)
  4. Julia E Luley (b: 3 MAY 1903; d: 19 NOV 1978)

Paula Weinberger Lowi (Perl)

Perl Weinberger was born in Homonna, Hungary on March 27, 1873, the daughter of Salamon Samu Weinberger and Johana Meisels. Her name later appeared as Paula. She married Ignacz Lowi (or Levi or Lewi) in Kassa on June 20, 1897. Ignacz was born in Boshaza on June 14, 1866. He worked as accountant in Cluj, Romania, known then by its Hungarian name, Kolozsvar. They had twin daughters in Cluj, and they may have had other children because the twins were born almost eight years into their marriage.

I have found no further record of Paula and Ignacz.

Children of Paula Weinberger and Ignacz Lowi:
  1. Marta Lewi (b: 15 APR 1905)
  2. Margit Lewi (b: 15 APR 1905)

Sarolta Weinberger Tyrnauer (Charlotte)

Charlotte Weinberger was born in Beregszasz, Hungary on December 24, 1877, the daughter of Salamon Samu Weinberger and Johana Meisels. She was later known as Sarolta. She married Jakab Tirnauer (later spelled Tyrnauer) in Kassa on May 21, 1899. Jakab was born in Humenne, Slovakia on November 4, 1875. He worked for the post office in Kassa. Sarolta and Jakab had at least three children, probably more because the three known children were born many years apart.

The family moved to Budapest, where Jakab rose to the position of inspector general. In 1918, Jakab made a stock transaction and used Sarolta's half-brother, Samu's son Antal Weinberger as a broker.

Jakab died in Budapest on March 23, 1935 and was buried at Kozma utca in Budapest. Sarolta died on January 24, 1941. The story in the family is that she lost the will to live after the death of her husband and the very young death of her son Lazslo. Her death registration indicates that her cause of death was pneumonia, perhaps contracted or exacerbated by her weak will to live. She was buried with Jakab at Kozma utca.

Children of Sarolta Weinberger and Jakab Tyrnauer include:

  1. Istvan Ternay (b: 24 FEB 1900)
  2. Magdolna Tyrnauer (b: 17 JUL 1904)
  3. Laszlo Tatar (b: 1912; d: 6 MAY 1940)

Generation #5


Ida Angyalka Maria Meisels Apor Tivadar

Ida Angyalka Maria Meisels was born in Rimaszecs, Slovakia on March 6, 1895, the daughter of Jeno Meisels and Jeanette Scheindl Schonfeld. She married Istvan Apor in Budapest on July 27, 1913. Istvan was born on November 26, 1886. He was Catholic. Ida was still Jewish at the time of the marriage, though she later became Catholic. The marriage record identified Istvan as baro (baron), and he may be related to Saint Baron Vilmos Apor de Altorja, who protested against the treatment of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. At the time of the marriage, Istvan was working as a news tribunals clerk. Ida and Istvan had at least one child. The marriage ended in divorce. Istvan died on November 6, 1973 in Vamosgyork, Heves, Hungary.

Ida remarried Gyozo Mihaly Tivadar in Budapest on April 29, 1926. She was Roman Catholic at the time, and Gyozo was Greek Orthodox. Gyozo was born on November 6, 1882.

Istvan Meisels

Istvan Meisels was born in Vidrany, Zemplen, Hungary on May 25, 1904, the son of Jeno Meisels and Jeanette Scheindl Schonfeld. He used the title of Dr., but worked as a lawyer. He married Ilona Hodaszi in Budapest on November 24, 1932. Ilona was born as Ilona Margovics in Budapest on July 29, 1904, but her father changed the family name in 1912. Both Istvan and Ilona were Catholic at the time of the marriage. I have found no further records of Istvan or Ilona.

Ernest Meisels

Ernest Meisels was born on June 22, 1921, in Mukacevo, Slovakia, the son of Aron Hirsch Meisels and Josephine Weiszburg. He came to New York, where he married a woman who is living. They had a son. Ernest died in New York on November 19, 2005 and was buried at New Montefiore Cemetery, West Babylon, New York.

Malka Meisels Klein

A tombstone at the Jewish cemetery in Kassa marks the grave of a Malka, daughter of Aharon Meisels, wife of Yitzchak Klein. This is the same cemetery where Fani, her husband Simon and their son Leo are buried, so she is probably a daughter of Aron, though I have found no other record of her. I have also found no record that I can identify as her husband, Isak Klein, though that is a very common name.

Helen Wilhelmina Luley Heimlich

Helen Wilhelmina Luley was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 26, 1893, the daughter of Simon Luley and Lena Flora Meisels. At one time, she worked as a stenographer.

She married Edwin Louis Heimlich in Franklin, Ohio on November 26, 1914. Edwin was born in Blacklick, Ohio on August 7, 1894. He worked as a farmer, and later as a real estate salesman. They had three children, two of whom may still be living.

Edwin died on February 21, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio. Helen died on September 1, 1983 in Westerville, Ohio, at the age of 89.

Simon William Luley, Jr.

Simon William Luley, Jr. was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 1, 1898, the son of Simon Luley and Lena Flora Meisels. He was a clerical student at the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio between 1917 and 1920, and later he was a Catholic priest. In 1940, however, he was working as stock clerk in a department store. At some point, he married Ida Irene Ballmer. Ida was born in Greenfield, Ohio on July 8, 1907.

Ida died on December 28, 1982 in Columbus, Ohio. Simon died on August 31, 1984 in Columbus, Ohio. They were buried together at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Ohio.

Cecilia Marie Luley Colopy

Cecilia Marie Luley was born in Columbus, Ohio on May 3, 1903, the daughter of Simon Luley and Lena Flora Meisels and the twin of Julia E Luley. Her name appears on her birth record as Jessie, but I have found no other record where she is referred to by that name. Cecilia worked as a stenographer and later as a cashier.

Cecelia married Edward Leo Colopy around 1934. Edward was born in Licking, Muskingum, Ohio on September 24, 1891. Edward was a World War I veteran, a widower with a young son, working as a farmer. Edward and Cecelia had two children together, one of whom may still be living.

Edward died on August 6, 1957 in Crawford County, Ohio and was buried at St Joseph's Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. Cecelia never remarried, though she survived Edward by 50 years. Cecilia died in Northview Senior Living Center, Ohio on October 26, 2007 at the age of 104, the longest-lived member of this long-lived clan.

Julia E Luley

Julia E Luley was born in Columbus, Ohio on May 3, 1903, the daughter of Simon Luley and Lena Flora Meisels and the twin of Cecelia Marie Luley. Julia worked for many years as a bookkeeper. She never married. She died on November 19, 1978 in Columbus, Ohio.

Istvan Ternay (Tyrnauer, Tirnauer)

Istvan Tyrnauer (Stefan Ternay), 1952 Brazil immigration Istvan

Istvan Tyrnauer was born in Kassa, Hungary on February 24, 1900, the son of Sarolta Weinberger and Jakab Tyrnauer. He worked as a journalist in Paris and wrote articles for Hungarian newspapers about life in Paris. At some point, Istvan changed his surname to Ternay.

Istvan married Magdolna Mautner in Budapest on June 21, 1923. Magdolna was born in Budapest on November 24, 1905. Istvan was Catholic by that time. The marriage ended in divorce in 1926.

Istvan remarried to Maria Aliz Arvai in Budapest on February 4, 1931. Maria was born in Miskolc on March 23, 1906. She was born as Maria Aliz Beke but was adopted by her maternal aunt as a child and her surname was changed. Istvan and Maria had a daughter. They divorced in 1948. Maria came to America with their daughter in 1961 and became a citizen in Illinois under an act paroling refugees from Communist-controlled countries. Maria died in Huntsville, Alabama on August 9, 1990 and was buried at Moon Cemetery in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama.

Istvan married for a third time to Margit Magdalena Szendrodi around 1950. She was known as Magda. Magda was born in Budapest on August 4, 1919. Istvan and Magda traveled to Brazil in 1952 but later returned to Stuttgart, Germany.

Istvan died in 1987, apparently in Stuttgart.

Magdolna Tyrnauer Roth

Magdolna Tyrnauer was born in Kassa, Hungary on July 17, 1904, the daughter of Sarolta Weinberger and Jakab Tyrnauer. She married Sandor Roth in Budapest on March 1, 1931. Sandor was born in Budapest on May 18, 1906. They had a daughter. I have found no further record of Magdolna or Sandor.

Laszlo Tatar (Tyrnauer)

Laszlo Tyrnauer was born in 1912, the son of Sarolta Weinberger and Jakab Tyrnauer. He later changed his surname to Tatar. Laszlo died of heart failure in Budapest on May 6, 1940.

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Footnotes

1. Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony record the death of three other children of a David and Malke Meisels, but that appears to be a different couple, because those children were born in Munkacs when our Malka was as old as 43, and the records give Malke's maiden name as Uri.
2. Information about Aron's wife and children also comes from Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony, but unlike the others, this does appear to be the right family. The Aron in these pages was born in Habura and one of Aron's sons was named Emil, an uncommon name that occurs in the Magaziner family.

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