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¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Marum’s son Schmulin barely left a mark. Schmulin and Sandel had a business disagreement that had to be settled in front of the rabbi [R4829]. But Sandel was extremely successful: he ranked seventh overall in terms of business activity and was Parnas [R962] [R892], (foreman of the community). The count sent him on missions to Hohenems, Vaduz [R892], Basel, and Dornach [R145] to negotiate financial settlements related to the Dutch War. Sandel died in 1721 [R1149].
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Not much is to be reported on Sandel’s son Salomon (S1.2.2). He was under protection continuously from 1700 to 1743 and engaged in commerce. His textile venture has been reported above (see chap. 8 p. 77). In contrast, his brother Marum (S1.2.1) followed in his father’s footsteps. He too was a successful businessman, served the community as Parnas [R2436], and was frequently called upon to settle conflicts in the community [R3061]. Marum’s purchase and renovation of the former tavern “zur Krone” has been mentioned above (see chap. 9 p. 82). In 1743 Marum, together with his son Salomon (S188.8.131.52), moved to Gailingen [R1224].
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Besides the two sons, Sandel also had a daughter married to a Joseph Gugenheimb. For thirty-seven years he was referred to in the protection tax register as “Joseph, Sandel’s son-in-law.” He did not appear to be engaged in any business. In 1739 Joseph was released from protection because of his poverty [R1144] and moved to live with a son living in the Breisgau [R188] area. Joseph’s origin is unclear. A 1700 entry mentions a Sir (Herr) Joseph Guggenheim from Vienna who had to pay a 1 fl. fine “according to Jewish custom” [R4464]. It seems likely that this gentleman was the son-in-law of the Vienna court banker Samuel Oppenheimer,15 who together with his entourage had been evicted from Vienna in 1700. This Joseph, supposedly born in Lengnau, was the grandfather-in-law of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and the great-great-grandfather of the composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. It is plausible that he should have sought refuge in a little country town; but since that Josef Guggenheim died in Frankfurt around 1735, he could not have been Sandel’s son-in-law. The fact that Sandel’s two sons and his son-in-law all appear under protection with Sandel’s name suggest that he yielded a considerable influence with the court.
15Stolberg-Wernigerode, “Neue deutsche Biographie,” 569.
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