Abstracted from 61/12680: Proceedings of Stühlingen district, 1722-1723.

1723-09-06Josel Levi, protected Jew in Sulz, was in the Adler (inn) in the presence of Jews Leib and Marum Weyl both protected Jews and of Schmuli Gugenheimb and his son Langjossel. He accused Langjossel of not supporting his father (Vatter, probably not Vetter) said Schmuli and his mother who are to move about in the country in deepest poverty for considerable time. Due to the natural and divine law, Jossel is obliged to support his parents, so plaintiff as a brother of Jossel´s mother applies that the court sentences him to maintain his parents. Defendant replies that he is not the only child, but has three siblings, namely Seeligmann in Gailingen, Lia in Sulz and Schönele in Bolsheim in Alsace, disregarding the other relatives. He is willing to contribute to board and clothes for his parents, but one cannot demand that solely he comes up with that as he needs his things for himself and has nine living children. He proposes (appeal to) the Jewish ceremonies if plaintiff Josel is not content with this declaration. Josel Levi replies that defendant is the oldest born child and thus obliged to maintain the parents, and collect contributions from his younger siblings. It is not feasible to maintain the parents at separate and alternating places. Josel again wants to convey this matter to the Jewish ceremonies. Interim decision: Langjossel is given a month time to make an agreement with his siblings about the maintainance of their parents, or let this be disputed by the Jewish ceremonies, to avoid 10 Reichstaler penalty.

The following identified Jews are mentioned in this record:

Common NameFormal Name
Seeligmann in Gailingen(Seeligman ben Samuel II, Gugenheimb)
Schmuli Gugenheimb(Samuel (Schmul) ben Seligman, Gugenheimb)
Langjossel(Joseph (Jossel Lang) ben Samuel, Gugenheimb)
Marum Weyl(Meir (Marum) ben Nathan, Weyl)
Leib(Juda (Leib) ben Jonah, Gugenheimb)

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