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11 For a Man’s Home Is His Castle
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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Apparently, real-estate transactions did not always proceed smoothly. A final sale in 1745 reveals a somewhat unusual location for the residence of Faistel Guggenheim (G1.4.1.1):

Sebastian Krettler, representing Faistel Guggenheim, sells shoemaker Frantz Joseph Mayer a house located between government counsellor von Michael and Jacob Schelle, tailor, plus a forecourt [Baulege] on one side of the lane and a toilet [Secret] and outlet into the garden of Sir von Balbach. In addition, half a stable and a hay store [Heulege] upon it, at the rear bordering to the stable of the chaplain, below the top [Oberten] of Christoph Krettler, plus a forecourt [Baulege] five feet wide between said chaplain and the forecourt [Baulege] of Christoph Krettler. The access and exit go through the stable of the chaplain. In addition, a large vegetable garden towards the lower dye pit [Farb] near to baker Martin Schiele. The sale goes for 700 fl. [R3448]

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The description of this property best fits house 11, both because the Balbach gar­dens were on the north side of the town, and the chaplain could have been expected to live close to his church.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Along the rear lane, Jewish and gentile houses also did not seem to be clearly separated:

Marx Mayer Eliasen Sohn [M1.2.2], represented by Jacob Stadler, sells Sylvester Bamus half a house, namely the upper heatable room, two chambers nearby, a kitchen and a small kitchen chamber, a corner for the wood, the rear part of the attic in the direction of Josel´s house, plus the rear part of the small attic towards this house, half of the stable in the direction of Rudolph Würth´s barn, with the forecourt [Baulege], from which the dung is to be carried away during the times of haying and harvest so one can carry crops, hay, and second silage [Öhmd] into said barn. Furthermore, half of the stable, the rear part of the forge [Schmitte], half of the basement with all pertaining items, on the condition that every owner is to maintain his part in good condition, while the rest will be repaired in common. The price is 275 fl. [R3452]

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 This record shows that in some homes comfort must have been very basic, with only one heated room and several unheated chambers and attic. Disposal of dung and feces seems to have been another bone of contention [R2260].

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