Zsigmond Klein + Sura Feiga Veisz

10 children
Regina Klein Birth Record 1897
18971898
Birth: December 4, 1897 26 21
Death: 1898
Lipot Klein Family 2
18991944
Birth: May 2, 1899 28 22 Bilke, Hungary
Death: 1944
Kalman Klein 1950s Buenos Aires
19001985
Birth: December 24, 1900 29 24
Death: estimated 1985Netanya, Israel
Miksa Klein In Suit
19031982
Birth: December 16, 1903 32 27
Death: September 17, 1982
Izrael Klein 1929 Bilke, Hungary
19051944
Birth: December 23, 1905 34 29 Verbocz, Hungary
Death: May 1944Shoah
Eva Klein
19062001
Birth: June 23, 1906 35 29 Feketepatak
Death: November 14, 2001Miami Beach, Florida
Izabella Klein Portrait
19071944
Birth: July 7, 1907 36 30 Feketepatak
Death: May 14, 1944Auschwitz
Lazar Klein Birth Record Media
19111928
Birth: January 4, 1911 39 34 Bilke, Hungary
Death: March 7, 1928Beregszász
Menhard Klein Posed Wearing Ascot
מנחם
19122005
Birth: September 26, 1912 41 36 Bilke, Hungary
Death: March 3, 2005
Margaret Klein and Menhard Klein at the Concord Hotel
19162005
Birth: May 8, 1916 45 39 Bilke, Hungary
Death: January 11, 2005Las Vegas, Nevada
Map Of Bilky To Different Locations
18711918
Birth: March 1871 41 27 Verbovets', Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine
Death: July 9, 1918Bilke, Hungary

Facts and events

Religious marriage
Religion: Jewish
Note: For Zsigmond Klein and his father Izrael Klein, the occupation is listed as "kisbirtokos" ("smallholder"). Per the excellent website http://www.berecz.us/tutorial/civil/notes.htm (retrieved 04 JAN 2021) - "KISBIRTOKOS: Prior to 1848, the term "smallholder" was not often used. When it was used, it meant a nobleman who owned only a very small piece of land -- one section or less. After "serfdom" was abolished in 1848, it also applied to those landed peasants who had taken full legal ownership of the land they farmed. "
Note: For Dovid Veisz (father of the bride), the occupation is listed as "korcsmáros" - innkeeper.

For Dovid Veisz (father of the bride), the occupation is listed as "korcsmáros" - innkeeper.
For Chaja Stern (mother of the bride), the occupation is listed as "haztartas" - housewife.

"Kisbirtokos" is "smallholder"). Per the excellent website http://www.berecz.us/tutorial/civil/notes.htm (retrieved 04 JAN 2021) - "KISBIRTOKOS: Prior to 1848, the term "smallholder" was not often used. When it was used, it meant a nobleman who owned only a very small piece of land -- one section or less. After "serfdom" was abolished in 1848, it also applied to those landed peasants who had taken full legal ownership of the land they farmed. "

Note: In the olden times, the marriages were prearranged by the parents of the bride and groom. Naturally, they always looked out for the welfare of their children's future. The young couple did not see each other before the wedding.

In the olden times, the marriages were prearranged by the parents of the bride and groom. Naturally, they always looked out for the welfare of their children's future. The young couple did not see each other before the wedding.

My mother's father, his name was David, was 19 years old when he married her mother Chaje at age 15. In many cases these marriages worked out very well but my grandmother (my mother's mother) was a city girl. She came from Palanka, near Munkacs, and she found herself suddenly on the outskirts of a little town Bilke, on top of a mountain where the next neighbor was miles away. The land as far as she could see belonged to the parents of her bride groom the Weiss family and besides that, they were mining ore of which iron was made.

The young groom did not know too much about the business. He was attending schools, Yeshivas, in the big cities. After the wedding, he had to learn the business part and his father did everything to break him into it. At the same time, naturally, they found that the bride needed to be improved also.

Her parents were business people. They traveled far and wide for merchandise which consisted of silks from France, lace from Switzerland, and iron work from Germany and other commodities which brought profit to the business. They were the Strobel family from Palanka. Between the two families was a big gap. except that they both were wealthy.

The bride arrived with beautiful silk dresses and capes. Her mother-in-law, my mother's grandmother, wore peasant-like dresses more suitable to the life of the surroundings. The countryside there in itself was so overwhelmingly enchanting that the beautiful silk dresses were lost there completely.

One morning the young bride got up and found her sun umbrella stuck in the vegetable garden to serve as a scarecrow to scare away the birds. This was the limit! She picked herself up and went home which was not an easy thing to do. At that time, there was no railroad. With a horse and buggy, it took her a week to reach her destination.

In the 1800's, this was a revolutionary thing to do for a young woman to leave her husband. Her parents were terribly upset, beside the shame this brought upon them. They could not handle the situation. Needless to say, they tried everything to persuade her to go back to her husband but there was no way. After a while, she must have felt that she was not welcome anymore in her parents' house. But she finally came up with a solution. Chaje told her father that if he would give her another dowry, she would go back to her husband.

She soon arrived in Bilke with a bundle of money and bought in the center of the town a big piece of land and had a beautiful house built on an elevation far from the main road. It had a terrace and a cellar. The terrace continued as a gangway around the house. The rooms were very large. But the most outstanding feature was in the kitchen. It had two stoves stacked one upon another. The whole town came to see this invention. In another room, the ceiling was painted with beautiful ornaments on wooden boards.

Eva Klein - Daughter

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Bella, Eva, Tomas, Menhard, Eva, And Abraham Standing Around Mother
Bella, Eva, Tomas, Menhard, Eva, And Abraham Standing Around Mother
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Bilke Birth Record Of Margit Klein
Bilke Birth Record Of Margit Klein
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Bilke Birth Record Of Meynhart Klein
Bilke Birth Record Of Meynhart Klein

On the birth record, Zsigmond Klein writes "korcsmáros" for occupation. That means innkeeper according to a list of Hungarian occupations at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/HungarianOccupations.html#GthruL (retrieved 12/30/2020).

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Bilke Birth Record Of Abraham Klein
Bilke Birth Record Of Abraham Klein
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Bilke Birth Record Of Meynhart Klein
Bilke Birth Record Of Meynhart Klein

On the birth record, Zsigmond Klein writes "korcsmáros" for occupation. That means innkeeper according to a list of Hungarian occupations at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/HungarianOccupations.html#GthruL (retrieved 12/30/2020).

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