Major breakthrough: Kaufler family tree

Yay! This is the first time one of our names has matched someone else's family tree. After my nice find of Schija Ringel's family in Rzeszow, I thought I would see what more I could dig up on the Kauflers of Krakow.

As noted from a few days ago, I had already found the birth record for Feigla Kaufler. This time I did an ordinary Google search on kaufler, and, lo and behold, I hit the mother lode. A gentleman named Dan Hirschberg has done a tremendous service by compiling extensive family trees for 600 Jewish families from Krakow, including the Kauflers.

According to Hirschberg's research, the family name goes back to a Nachman Kaufler, born 1755. Yes, 1755. That is as far back as we have traced any branch of our family. Nachman's son Izaak (born between 1771 and 1775) married Beili (1773-1831, daughter of Abraham, last name unknown) and they had a son Schulim (1798-1847). Schulim married Reisel Bluma Singlust (born 1805-1877) and they parented Abraham Mojzesa Kaufler (b. 1829).

Hang in a little longer. Abraham married Chaja Ester Grunberg (b. 1825) and the second of their three children was our great grandmother Feigla.

Here is Hirschberg's full listing of Kauflers:

Izaak KAUFLER 1771-75 (Nachman b.1755) {census family 503}
m:Beili 1773 - 1831 #148 (Abraham)
|o Chane Zlate KAUFLER 1783-93
|x Schulim KAUFLER 1798-99 - 1847 #638
| m:Reisel Bluma SINGLUST 1805-06 - Mar 23, 1877 #130
| ! married Jun 20, 1825 #27
| !o Dressel KAUFLER 1826 #116 - 1826 #62
| !o Taube Reila KAUFLER 1827 #154 - 1830 #14
| !x Abraham Mojzesz KAUFLER 1829 #357
| ! m:Chaja Ester GRUNBERG 1825 #31
| ! | bann 1892 #10
| ! |o Rifka KAUFLER Sep 27, 1852 #492
| ! | M:Wolf Leib BIRKNER 1843 #418
| ! | married Jul 11, 1888 #81
| ! | FAMILY LISTING
| ! |o Feigla KAUFLER Mar 29, 1854 #188
| ! |x Jakob Kopel KAUFLER
| ! | m:Chawe Bluma EHRLICH
| ! | bann 1892 #1
| !o Bayla KAUFLER 1832 #239
| !x Aron Hirsch KAUFLER 1834 #347 - 1835 #132
| !x Markus Jakob KAUFLER 1836 #435
| !x Lipman Tobiasz KAUFLER 1839 #79
| !o Haja KAUFLER 1841 #292
| ! M:Juda HOCHBERG
| ! |x Moses Hirsch HOCHBERG 1873 #451 - after 1929
| ! | m:Ruchel SPINGARN 1872 #483
| ! | bann 1915 #199
| ! |o Sara Rifka HOCHBERG Nov 3, 1875 #793 - Dec 15, 1877 #538
| ! |x Dawid HOCHBERG Aug 9, 1879 #609 - Aug 1, 1881 #393
| !x Dawid KAUFLER Dec 26, 1843 (1844 #27) - 1847 #543
| !o Sara KAUFLER Dec 23, 1846 #555 - 1847 #62
|o Sussel KAUFLER 1803
| M:Akiwa BERGER 1794-96 - 1831 #360
| married May 1, 1820 #15
| FAMILY LISTING
|x Isser KAUFLER Jun 17, 1804 - 1847 #227
| m:Gela Rebeka KOLBERG 1813 #139 - Apr 13, 1888 #111
| ! married 1829 #57
| !x Markus Hersch KAUFLER 1830 #378
| !o Bayla KAUFLER 1832 #238 - 1839 #87
| !x Abraham Mozes KAUFLER 1835 #225
| ! m:Fraydel RAUCHINGER 1842 #173
| ! | married 1906 #109
| ! |o Szeindel KAUFLER
| ! | M:Dawid SINGER
| ! | !x son SINGER Apr 29, 1887 #225 - Apr 29, 1887 #166
| ! | !o Gela SINGER May 27, 1888 #327 - Jun 2, 1888 #185
| ! | !o Gusta SINGER Aug 9, 1889 #534
| ! |x Isser Hirsch KAUFLER 1871 #759
| ! |o Beile Hendel KAUFLER Apr 16, 1876 #374 - May 5, 1877 #193
| ! |o Rachel KAUFLER Sep 19, 1878 #621
| ! | M:Izaak KAUFLER Jul 9, 1879 #473
| ! | bann 1908 #187, married Aug 9, 1908
| ! | FAMILY LISTING
| ! |x Szachna KAUFLER Oct 10, 1881 #702 - Jan 19, 1884 #34
| ! |x Izaak KAUFLER Sep 30, 1890 Krakow
| ! | m:Chana LANDAU Feb 7, 1891 Krakow
| ! | married Aug 3, 1915 Marienbad
| !o daughter KAUFLER 1837 #555 - 1837 #352
| !o Chaja KAUFLER 1839 #237
| !o daughter KAUFLER 1842 #122 - 1842 #70
| !x Moyzesz KAUFLER 1842 #181 - 1842 #89
| !x Aron KAUFLER 1843 #244
| ! m:Jachet LIEBFELD 1841 #241
| ! | married 1897 #174
| ! |o Reisel KAUFLER Aug 31, 1869 Krakow
| ! | M:Salomon KLEIN
| ! | !o Gela KLEIN Jun 18, 1894
| ! |o Breindel KAUFLER Dec 1, 1871 #753 - 1924
| ! | M:Pawel/Saul GISSER
| ! | ! bann 1914 #216, married Sep 15, 1914
| ! | !x Gustaw GISSER Aug 10, 1902 #601
| ! | !x Maks GISSER Nov 29, 1904 Krakow
| ! | !x Aleksander GISSER Jul 24, 1908 #592
| ! |x Motel KAUFLER Aug 8, 1874 #466
| ! |o Hinda Rachel KAUFLER Nov 9, 1875 #666
| ! | M:Abraham FINDER
| ! | bann 1902 #251
| ! |x Mojzesz KAUFLER Feb 1, 1878 #61 - Sep 26, 1878 #398
| ! |x Izaak KAUFLER Jul 9, 1879 #473
| ! | m:Rachel KAUFLER Sep 19, 1878 #621
| ! | ! bann 1908 #187, married Aug 9, 1908
| ! | !o Stefania KAUFLER Sep 10, 1908 #661
| ! | !o Roza KAUFLER Mar 31, 1911 #178
| ! | !x Marcel Arnold KAUFLER Oct 13, 1913 Krakow - after 1944
| ! | ! m:Chaja MANASIEWICZ
| ! | ! married Nov 26, 1949
| ! | !x Salo KAUFLER Oct 3, 1917 #398 - after 1944
| ! |x Szaja KAUFLER Jun 12, 1881 #339 - Nov 25, 1881 #576
| ! |o Gitel KAUFLER Apr 7, 1883 #218
| ! | M:Izak ZIMERSPITZ Feb 23, 1879 #278
| ! | bann 1908 #162
| ! |x Alter KAUFLER Oct 15, 1885 #608
| m:Ruchel KOHL
| !o Regina KAUFLER Apr 29, 1914
| ! M:Rubin TRAUM
| ! married Feb 14, 1948
| !x Litman KAUFLER Apr 18, 1846 #174