The RECHNITZER family is one of the oldest and most prominent
Jewish families in Körmend. They tended to marry
into other prominent families, such as the KAUDERS family and
the AGLAR family. Below is a family tree with links to
the pages of the respective branches.
1) Jacob RECHNITZER (1781-1865) married Charlotte
WOLF-SCHREIBER (1781-1864). Some sources list the mother
of known children of Jacob RECHNITZER as Sarolta or Rosalia
MATTERSDORFER, so it is possible Jacob had two wives.
2) Albert RECHNITZER (1811-?). Not
much is known regarding this individual. It is possible
he moved to Mura Szombat.
2) Rosa RECHNITZER (1812-1901). Known
variously as Eleonora, Laura, Sali. She married Vilmos
KAUDERS (1805-1872). She was known as Aunt Sali to
the family, and always refused to divulge her age to the
youngsters who asked.
3) Sofie (Resi)
KAUDERS (1835-?, died in Graz), married Frigyes (Friedrich)
SCHONMANN (1821-?) in 1856.
4) Bertha SCHONMANN (1857-1941) married Kalman FRISCH/FRITSCH
5) Gizella FRISCH/FRITSCH (1882-1944) married Kalman LANDEAR
4) Malvine (Reizel) SCHONMANN (1859-?) married Jacob STOLZER
(?-?), an attorney, in 1856.
5) Hans STOLZER (?-?) was an attorney in Graz, Austria.
He converted to Christianity.
3) Mari KAUDERS
(1840-1910), married Salamon (Sandor) AGLAR (?-?) in 1859.
3) Karoly KAUDERS
(1844-1925), a businessman, married Julia SCHWARZ (1848-1915)
4) Sidonie KAUDERS
4) Vilmos KAUDERS married Frieda FRINE
3) Roza KAUDERS
(1846?-1921), married Moricz GRUNWALD in 1857.
4) Vilmos GRUNWALD (1867-?) married Emma PICK (1881-?) in
2) Babette (Babetta, Borbala) RECHNITZER
(1816-1888) married (Mano) Emanuel GRUNBAUM (1800, Vienna
More information about this family can be found here: RECHNITZER/GRUNBAUM branch
2) Moritz (Mór) RECHNITZER
(1821-1912) married Johanna AGLAR (1831-1911) in 1847.
Moritz was a very tall man, serious but with a sense of
humor. As a journeyman soap and candle maker, he
traveled extensively throughout Hungary, Austria, Bohemia,
Germany and Switzerland. He later became master of his
guild, and hung his diploma on his office wall. He was
sympathetic to the Zionist movement, unlike the rest of the
family who were strong Hungarian nationalists. He also
helped financed the building of the hospital run by his
brother-in-law, Mano GRUNBAUM. Johanna was a very
energetic, if severe, woman who ruled the household and worked
at her spinning wheel until an advanced age. The history
of this family can be found here: RECHNITZER/Graz
2) Ignaz RECHNITZER (1848?-?) married
Cecilie (Charlotte/Lotti) UNKNOWN. Ignaz, unlike the
rest of the family, was short in stature. He attended
school in Steinamanger (Szombathely, Hungary), where, starting
in 7th grade the students were allowed to speak only Latin
amongst themselves. When his father became blind, Ignaz
had to leave high school to work in the family soap
factory. When Jews were permitted to return to Graz,
Austria after 1867, Ignaz moved there, became a businessman,
married, and prospered. He and his wife, known as Aunt
Lotti, lived for a time in Milan, Italy to be close to their
daughter, but returned after a few years to Graz, where they
both died. More about this family can be found on the
following page: RECHNITZER/Graz2
as well as More
About Franz Menzel and Two Irma
Rechnitzers in Lodz
2) Bernard RECHNITZER (?-?). Nothing
is known of this individual.
2) Samuel RECHNITZER (?-?) married Hermine
ABELES (?-?). They moved to Pápá,
Hungary. Other RECHNITZER families lived in
Pápá as well, but it is not known if they were
2) Salomon RECHNITZER (?-?). He was
known as the millionaire of the family, earning his fortune
through road construction. He lived in Steinamanger
(Szombathely), then moved to Vienna. He married twice,
though his wives' names are unknown. In later years, he
moved to London where his son Ernest lived. He died
suddenly while on the East Frisian island of Norderney.
RECHNITZER (?-?). Unfortunately, a large part of the
family's wealth was lost when Ernest, the head of a
conglomerate, invested in the building of the Baghdad
railroad, of which the sultan disapproved.
2) Hermann RECHNITZER (?-?). The
youngest of the family; died young.
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