#FamilyTree 365 – Day 12 September 12, 2016
Hirsch Leib Krochmal is my oldest known 100% verifiable Krochmal ancestor. There is a record on the All-Galicia Database for a Layb Krochmal born in June of 1838 in Zloczow that I believe is his birth record and that shows the father being Abraham Krochmal. They lived in house 134 and his siblings were probably Lazer, Rebeka, and Chaym. There are a few other possible siblings and they lived with a family by the name is Sirkus. The Sirkus family married into the Krochmal’s twice. I am 99% certain that is this the same person but I will probably never know since any marriage record to his wife Pessie Goldbrumm and his gravestone are more than likely both destroyed. I do have his death record – he died on May 12, 1909. Eiriely he is my hebrew namesake and he died 70 years to the month of my birth (Tsvi – May 1979).
Hirsch and his wife Pessie had 9 children of which I have already written a whole page about their family here, however I probably need to update it.