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Joseph Frankfort, birth 1739 Ticotin-Poland, son of Juda Simon Ashkenazi and N.N.
Event: event 1778 Oldenzaal Joseph Frankfort, born Tikketin (Tykocin) ca. 1739, pawn-broker(lombardhouder 1778), died 1799, married (1) Amsterdam 1766 (742-4 Y); witnesses: Simon Frankfort and father bride Isaac Simon) cousin Bele Isaac, daughter of Isaac Simon [F"F]; (2) He ndrina Hartog Abrahams, born after 1750.

The tombstone of his grandson J. S. Frankfort from 1891 reads: "Jozef, son of the chaver Simon, descendant (neched) of morenu harav Yuda Diktin." The sources mention two people by the name Joseph Frankfort of about the same age. The first was bo rn in Amsterdam, married Bele there, and disappears from the records after the birth of a son in 1776. The second appears as a pawn-broker in Oldenzaal two years later in 1778, was married to Hendrina and died there in 1799. We have reason to beli eve that they are one and the same person. First, the tombstone of a grandson of the second person calls him a descendent of Yehuda Ashkenazi. The father of the first Joseph is not mentioned anywhere. However, Joseph was born in Tykocin at abou t the same time as Simon Simon. Second, the two pieces of life history do not overlap. Probably, the witness Simon Frankfort is Joseph's brother. The 1795 Census of Oldenzaal mentions Joseph Frankfort, pawn-broker, heading a household of seven. Wh o is the seventh household member? A servant or Yehuda (born 1776)? Probably, Joseph Frankfort moved to Oldenzaal in 1778, because in that year he became leaseholder of the pawnshop of Oldenzaal, enjoying full civil rights of the town, includin g exemption of guard duty and quartering of the military. For this he paid a yearly lease of 42 guilders and an additional yearly sum of 30 guilders to the Magistrate. In 1783 the lease was renewed for six years. In 1792, the pawnshop was taken ov er by Hartz Samson (Corwin n. d.; Weustink 2003). Joseph must have died in 1799, because in the same year his wife gave birth to a son by the name of Joseph. For his desendants see Noach.

Married 1766 Amsterdam, dtb 742/4; witn.groom: Simon Frankfort; witn.bride: f.Isaac Simon. to:
Bele Isaac Frankfort, birth 1742 Amsterdam, daughter of Isaac Itsak Simon Frankfort and Branca Brivchi Isaac Eizik
1) Juda Joseph Frankfort, birth Jan 1776 Amsterdam, 'Circumcisions and Births in Amsterdam 1697-1811, by Jits v.Straten':
in Teveth 5536 - birth of Juda ben Joseph ben mhor"r Juda F"F
on 9 Teveth 1776 - circumcision of Juda Judale ben Joseph F"F-Toktin
2) Simon Joseph Frankfort, birth ONG 1784 Oldenzaal, died 27 Sep 1843 Deventer, Simon Joseph Frankfort , 59 yrs.old, born in Oldenzaal, son of Joseph Frankfort & Hendrina Abraham [?], spouse of Sara Mozes v.Gelder.
Married ONG 1805 to:
Sara Mozes v.Gelder, birth ONG 1781 Delden, died 7 Nov 1857 Arnhem, 66 yrs.old.
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