Hochsteins from Radoshkovichi
- Dear Miles,
I may have a Hochstein connection from Radoshkovichi for you. My GGF,
Moshe Yoneh Shepsenwohl of Radoshkovichi, "farmed out" his fifth son Nochem
Yaisof (Nathan, 1866-1961) to a Hockstein family lest Nathan be drafted into
the army for 25 years. Nathan Hockstein and his wife Esther Rachel Shapiro
Hockstein had 8 children. Their oldest son Jacob Hockstein, in turn, had
three children, of whom the eldest was Leon Hockstein.
Leon Hockstein is an enormous resource, because he has over the years
become the family historian and the most active force in building a "cousins
club" of the descendents of Moshe Yoneh Shepsenwohl--who taken together
comprise an eighteen page family tree with hundreds of names including many
Hocksteins. Unfortunately, Leon is now in frail physical condition in his
early eighties, but he is mentally sharp as a tack. I suggest you contact
Leon in Philadelphia at 215-567-6277.
I would also be happy to exchange family trees. Mine is 18 pages long,
as I said, and cannot be emailed. Do you have a fax?
--Steve Rosen, Bethesda Maryland, fax 301-365-6876