Tuchfelds appear in records of Galician towns other than Rzeszow. In order to prove that all Tuchfelds are connected, we decided to examine indexed records of Tuchfelds in other Galician towns. We quickly stumbled upon two Tuchfeld records in the town of Tarnow. Tarnow is about 55 miles from Rzeszow.
The Tarnow Tuchfeld records that we found included an 1848 marriage record for Zlate Tuchfeld, from Rzeszow, to Israel Lieber Frisch, and the 1849 birth record for their daughter Judes. The 1848 marriage record showed Zlate’s age as 19, calculated birth year 1829. This birth year predates known Rzeszow birth records. We checked Rzeszow records for Zlate and her husband and could not find them. The marriage record included an important clue for Zlate, it named her parents. Zlate’s parents were recorded as Jacob and Frommet Tuchfeld. Upon examination, we discovered that we had already come across and collected information on this couple, unaware that they were a couple. We had previously documented the death records for both a Jacob and Frimed Tuchfeld living in the same house in Rzeszow. Jacob Tuchfeld died in 1857 in house 147 at age 65. Frimed Tuchfeld died in 1859 in house 147 at age 75. The combination of Zlate’s marriage record, naming Jacob and Frommet Tuchfeld of Rzeszow as her parents, plus a Jacob and Frimed Tuchfeld (who were of age to be Zlate’s parents) dying in the same house in Rzeszow, leads us to believe that the Jacob an Frimed in the Rzeszow death records were married and were Zlate’s parents.
|1848 Tarnow Marriage record for Israel Lieber Frisch and Zlate Tuchfeld|
|1849 Tarnow Birth record for Judes Frisch|
|1857 Rzeszow Death record for Jacob Tuchfeld|
|1859 Rzeszow Death record for Frimed Tuchfeld|
Since we couldn’t find Zlate, Israel Lieber or Judes in any additional Tarnow or Rzeszow records, we searched all indexed Galician records. We were unable to find the family in any of these records. We wondered if they had left Galicia after the birth of their daughter. We then examined previously discovered and collected Tuchfeld passenger manifests. Even though Zlate and Israel Lieber were legally married, we thought it was possible that they might have been listed in a Tuchfeld record. We uncovered an 1860 Hamburg departure manifest (in our collection of Tuchfeld manifests) for a 28-year-old Slate Tuchfeld and 8-year-old Judita, both listed as born in Rzeszow. We checked indexed Rzeszow births to see if we had missed a Slate/Zlate Tuchfeld giving birth to a Judita/Judes around 1850, but found none. The combination of the similar names, ages and place of birth for Slate/Zlate lead us to believe that this manifest is likely for Zlate Tuchfeld Frisch and Judes Frisch. The ship’s ultimate destination was recorded as New York, but we were unable to find a New York arrival passenger manifest. We were also unable to find a manifest for Israel Lieber Frisch, or any evidence that anyone in the family lived or died in the United States. We will continue to search for the family.
|1860 Hamburg departure manifest for Slate Tuchfeld and Judita Tuchfeld|
|Tuchfeld Frisch Family Tree|