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Joseph Wohl; Louis Wohl

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Joseph Wohl; Louis Wohl

Alan Wohl Heldman (View posts)
Posted: 12 May 2001 12:47PM GMT
Joseph Wohl, who died as an old man in the early 20th c., was my great-grandfather; Louis was my grandfather, who died in the 1940s. The family was from (spelling phonetically now!) Erdubenya, in Zemplain [County],in Hungary. My daughter, several years ago, on a whim, took a train from Budapest to Erdubenya, apparently very near the present Czech border, and spent an hour or so browsing around, and reported "everyone there looks like your grandfather". Most of the family who came to the US settled in Cincinatti and Cleveland, but my adventurous grandfather (Louis) took off for the backwoods of Missisippi, with my grandmother, nee Regina Ginsler, or Ginzler. They may have *had* to run to the wilds of Missisippi, as it seems they were first cousins. (The in-breeding didn't seem to hurt, as my mother and her siblings were all reasonably sane, and quite healthy and long-lived). My grandparents spoke good German (and English with a Missisippi accent) but no Hungarian. Last summer I was in Luzern, Switzerland, and saw a memorial to "Louis de Wohl" [sic], and learned that he (who died in the 1960s) was a rather famous Catholic theological writer, a/k/a "Ludwig von Wohl". I had been under the impression that Wohls were all (at least originally) Jewish, as were my ancestors, so have no idea where this eminent and titled Catholic scholar fits in. My daughter said there were several Wohls in the Budapest phone book when she was there several years ago.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Alan Wohl Heldman 12 May 2001 6:47PM GMT 
DKabana 22 Aug 2001 1:29PM GMT 
CarolynSimon3... 18 Mar 2011 9:49PM GMT 
eefwohl 20 Mar 2011 10:37AM GMT 
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