My intention was to continue with a post on the discovery Marks Hyamovitch brother to my great grandfather Samuel but something truly remarkable happened today. I woke this morning to a message from a person responding to a blog post on the Dornfest family
The Dornfest Family is connected to my cousin Lisa on her paternal side of the family. Just a quick refresher ~ Lisa’s 3x great grandfather was a man named Shimon (Zalman, Shmuel) Dornfest. He married Chaela (Kate) Stacker both from Austria. I have no birth information for them. Shimon and Chaela were the parents of Frieda (Fannie) b. Feb. 1862, Austria d. 24 July 1905, Brooklyn, N.Y.. She married Isaac Goldstein. Son Solomon b. 1 Sept. 1870, Austria d. 20 April 1924, N.Y.C.. He married Ida Price.
This morning I received the following message
Hi, we found some informations on our grandmas attic – it’s an notarial act of plot pucharse. My grandgrand father was a buyer and a seller was Leon and Salomon Dornfest. They was a brewery owners in Łańcut (Lancut) and the parcel was in Rakszawa (south east Poland)
If You give me e-mail I can send you this act.
I sent my email address and received the following document
Here, i made also some translation for you:
Before me Gabriel Orzakiewicz notary in Łańcut personally known to me
Leon Dornfest and Salomon Dornfest, the owners of the brewery and Ignacy
Dec (son of Józef) farmer, residing in Rakszawa, concluded the following
Sale and purchase agreement
I Messrs Leon Dornfest and Salomon Dornfest under the sale purchase
agreement of March 27, 1892 L.R. 9888 are, according to the L1260
mortgage, half of the owners of the grumtta plot, according to the
documents of the Rakszawa commune. [now some parcel numbers] area of 5
acres in accordance with the measurements of the buyer already put into
possession with all affiliations. They sell this to Ignacy Dec son of
Josef for exclusive, perpetual and unlimited property in the amount of
3,500, in words three thousand five hundred krones.
Ignacy Dec receives from Leon Dornfest and Solomon Dornfest the above lands
I also found out that the price 3500 Austro-Hungarian krones that was
paid is the equivalent of todays $14500 🙂
Greetings from Poland 🙂
What an amazing gift and piece of family history from Lukasz to the Dornfest descendants
Looking at the dates and names of family members I am pretty sure this Solomon is the husband of Ida Price. And while Solomon and Ida have sons named Solomon and Leon, it is my belief that the Leon referred to in this document is the brother of Solomon. They must have been selling prior to immigrating to the United States.
I corresponded with Lukasz and he shared with me that he had found the documents and googled Salomon Dornfest and found the blog post. He is not connected to the Dornfest family but that Leon and Solomon purchased the contract from his grand grand father. He also stated ‘on this parcel is my family house now’. Lukasz lives in Rakszawa, Poland and with his permission I am sharing this. To Lukasz we say