upheimand its Annihilation
Book Pages 252 - 253
Translated by: Peter Ritz
DR . ANTJE KÖHLERSCHMIDT
Hirsch Heumann. Lotte Nathan.
A spezial mentioning and portrait should be attributed to the two common ancestors namely the married couple Hirsch Neumann and his wife Lotte Nathan.
While the husband originated from Wallerstein and later was active in Laupheim as tradesman, local councillor and chairman of the Jewish community, Lotte came from one of the oldest Jewish families. The first Schutzbrief (letter of protection) from 1734 which was achieved by Damian Karl Freiherr von Welden from the court of Vienna to settle Jews in Laupheim, allowed 20 Jews to stay for twenty years in Laupheim. Among the documented names of these 20 Laupheim Jews Alexander Nathan from Illereichen is to be found who might have been Lotte’s grandfather. The grave of her father Alexander Hirsch Nathan, who lived from November 13, 1767 until November 16, 1835 is one of the oldest on the Jewish cemetery in Laupheim. Lotte’s mother Fanny, born February 23, 1772 and died July 29, 1854 was a born Heumann who came from Wallerstein Bavaria like Hirsch Heumann.
Every now and then there are parallels in the Heumann family as well as in other Jewish Laupheim families in the local or family origin of the spouses, a fact that can be explained by the fact that there was marriage among the small Jewish communities and existing relations have contritbuted to the fact that these relations have contributed to the fact that when visiting or being present at family festitivies there was contact among the younger generation.
Thus three of the seven children of Hirsch and Lotte Heumann married members of the Nathan family.
Overview: The family Hirsch Heumann