My ancestors lived in the town of Rexingen from at least the mid-eighteenth century until the Holocaust. Much of the information I have learned about these ancestors has come from the book In Stein Gehauen (discussed below). I am a descendant of five different Rexingen familes.
Please note that the trees only include only a few generations in order to protect the privacy of the living.
Regarding my connction to the Froehlich family: All Rexingen records state that my ancestor Jakob Josef Froehlich's (1804-1876) father was Abrham Froehlich and his mother was Esther Simon of Hechingen. However, Jakob's tombstone says in Hebrew his father was Josef (hence Jakob Josef). It is my contention that Josef Abraham died in 1805 and is buried as Josef Abraham in the Rexingen cemetery. He was a third son of Abraham Elias Froehlich progenitor of the Froehlich family in Rexingen. Esther remaried in 1808. Although I have no proof of this I have strong circumstancial evidence and it makes no sense if Jakob's father could be named Abraham.
I have no evidence whether Meir Hirsch Loewengard and Veit Rubin Loewengard were related. There was also a Loewengard family in Dettensee. I have no evidence that I am related to them either. The Dettensee family is also descended from someone named Rubin around the same time, so it is very possible that he is the same person as my ancestor.
The name Loewengard was spelled Loewengart in both families after a few generations.
My Neckarsulmar ancestress was Brunette Neckarsulmer who is also refered to as Binette Hirsch. Because in some documents use the last name Hirsch, I made the assumption that her father was Baruch Hirsch Neckarsulmer. But I was wrong-it taught me not to assume. I was close. Baruch Hirsch Neckarsulmer was her granfather. Brunette's father was Moses Neckarsulmer. Brunette's husband was Baruch Hirsch Veit (Flehinger) of Flehingen.
Several people from Rexingen, including my ancestors, married into families from the nearby towns of Baisingen, Dettensee, Nordstetten, and Hechingen.
I am related to many members of the following Rexingen families, although none of my ancestors were from the those families: Freiburger, Gideon, Hirschfelder, Hopfer, Landauer, Lemberger, Levi, Loewenstein, Stern, and Waelder.
Pinkas Hakehillot states that the Pressburgers took their name from a town in Austria-Hungary. There was a town called Pressburg, that is now Bratislava, Slovakia. There was a Pressburger family there. I was able to trace the Pressburger family back to Furth in Germany, Bratislava in Slovakia, Wien (Vienna) in Austria, and Raab which is either Gyor in Hungary or Raab in Auastria. Samual Pressburger's father was Elias Abraham Pressburg (link goes to Elias' ancestors).
I am seeking information connecting the Rexingen Neckarsulmer family to the Fuerth Neckarsulmer family. Or to families from Neckarsulm.
Samuel Elias Pressburger had a rather illustrious ancestry. His father Elias Abraham Pressburg descended from several prominent rabbinic families from Prague, including the Spira, Bondi, Kalisch, Krotischin, Neuhaus, Sachs, and Shtedal families. After I make pages for all the towns I will be creating pages for this rabbinic ancxestry.
In Stein Gehauen: Lebensspuren auf dem Rexinger Judenfriedhof by Adler, Engel, Hüttenmeister, Michielin, and Sayer. Published in 1997, by Theiss and the Stadtarchiv Horb. 424 pages. (Most of this book chronicles the cemetery in Rexingen. For most stones it lists parents. For most 20th century stones it also lists children. Some deportations and emigrations are also listed. Several photos of headstones and from the community.) This book is available at Amazon.de. This book is entirely in German.
Pinkas Hakehillot: Germany: Wuerttemberg, Hohenzollern, Baden edited by Joseph Walk. Published in 1986 by Yad Vashem. 549 pages. (This book is an encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Germany. It is one volume of a larger set.) This book is entirely in Hebrew, but it has an English Table of Contents. It is available through Yad Vashem. The community of Rexingen is discussed on pages 129-133.
If you have any information about the Jewish community in this town or have ancestors with the same surname, please contact me.