Rotsztejns of Nasielsk

Warsaw to Nasielsk – 53km
Chana and Josek Rotsztejn became Annie and Joseph Reitstein
Rotsztejn means red stone – the ancestor worked in a brick field and was always covered in red brick dust
Rotsztejn Family names on the Nasielsk register, including Josek and his mother, Chaia Sura

Marriage #14 reg. in Nasielsk April 21, 1882 of Josek ROTSZTEJN, 23, son of the late Miszka and Chai Sura nee GRANAT of Nasielsk to Chana Rajzla BLASZKA, 20, dau. of Moszko and Ryfka Ruchla nee BANK of Nasielsk. Witnesses: Gersz RAPY, 70, and Dawid CIELOWNIKA, 60.

1901 UK Census UK – Spitalfields, London.  Gershon and Sarah were born in London
UK Census 1911 Solomon was born in Spitafields
Family came out to South Africa on different ships
South Africa – Raie, Annie (Chana) Joseph (Josek), Leonard and Claude
Julian (Judah) Reitstein
Claude, Julian, Raie – in front :Maurice & Leonard









Cape Town Newspaper announcement of Joseph’s death, November 1947


Descendants of Chai Sura Granat RotsztejnChai Sura Granat (Rotsztejn) – Descendant Chart

6th generation of descendants not included

Double Ancestors Dean & Neil













Reitstein – Saevitzon Wedding – Cape Town 1953











Three Reitstein brothers:Maurice, Claude and Leonard
Melanie & Julian Reitstein & daughters ; . Melanie & Julian are the only other family members known to have visited Nasielsk
Reitstein Family in Australia

Return to Nasielsk 2012

Jill and Eli with friend Wojceich of Warsaw

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