Szok Family Genealogy

FAMILY ORIGINS

The Szok family resided in Gorzkow and Krasnystaw in the Lublin area of Poland. The family is Jewish.

KRASNYSTAW, POLAND

The customs records of the town of Krasnystaw, Poland for the year 1548 shows that Jews were living in Krasnystaw then. In 1554, Jews were prohibited from owning dwelling houses in the town and suburbs, and in 1584 they were allowed to reside in the suburbs only. In 1761, three Jews from Wojslawice and one from Czarnoloz were convicted in a blood libel trial in Krasnystaw; another accused, the rabbi of Wojslawice, committed suicide in prison. The Jewish population in 1776 was 63. In the first half of the 19th century, there was a bitter struggle between the Jews and the townsmen, who wished to keep their privilege of not tolerating Jews in the town. I created a website to memorialize Jewish Krasnystaw.

In 1824, Jews were permitted to reside temporarily in several villages near the town, but the last restrictions on Jewish residence in Krasnystaw were not abolished until 1862. From 11 Jews residing in the town in 1827, the community grew to 151 (4% of the total population) in 1857, and 1,176 (25% of the total) in 1897. At that time 80% of the local trade was from Jews. In 1921, the 1,754 Jews still constituted 20% of the town's population.

The old synagogue, which still stood at the beginning of the 20th century, retained 14th and 15th Century architectural features. The Germans set up a ghetto for around 2,000 Jews including refugees in August, 1942. All were deported to Izbica and from there mostly to the Belzec Concentration Camp.

SURNAME ORIGINS

The surname Szok is a Polish variant of "shock", either a metonymic occupational name for someone who arranged sheaves in a shock, or a descriptive nickname for someone whose hair stood up on end, thus resembling a shock of sheaves.



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Surnames of those in my direct ancestral line appear in BOLD.


Descendants of Mordko Szok

1 Mordko Szok
..+ Unknown (unknown)
......... 2 Icek Szok
.............+ Krayza (unknown)
..................... 3 Leyba Szok b: 1750 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1828 in Krasnystaw
.........................+ Rywka Ruchla (unknown)
................................... 4 Szmul Szok b: 1768-1790 in Poland d: unknown
.......................................+ Unknown (unknown)
.......................................... [See below for additional information on this line.]
................................... 4 Lejzer Berko "Naftula" Szok b: Abt. 1795 in Poland d: Aft. 1850 in Krasynstaw
.......................................+ Basia Golden
................................................... 5 Icek Jankiel Szok b: Abt. 1820 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1895 in Lublin, Poland
......................................................+ Chenia Boim or Blat m: 1841 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.....................................................................6 Moszko Szok b: 1844 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.....................................................................6 Rajzla Szok b: unknown d: 1847 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.....................................................................6 Abus Szok b: 1851 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1853 in Poland
................................................... 5 Jankiel Szok b: Abt. 1832 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
......................................................+ Gryna Gewirc m: 1856 in Krasynstaw, Poland
.....................................................................6 Moszek Szok b: 1856 in Krasnystaw d: 1857 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.....................................................................6 Abram Lejzor Szok b: 1857 in Krasnystaw d: 1859 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.....................................................................6 Bajla Basia Szok b: 1859 in Krasnystaw d: 1860 in Krasnystaw, Poland
................................................... 5 Szmuel Lejzor Szok b: unknown d: 1913 in Lublin, Poland
................................... 4 Chil Szok b: 1768-1800 in Poland d: Bef. 1880 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.......................................+ Frajda Tycer
................................................... 5 Lejba Matys Szok b: unknown d: 1844 in Krasnystaw, Poland
................................................... 5 Chaja Szok b: 1845 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1852 in Krasnystaw
................................................... 5 Ryfka Szok b: 1848 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
................................................... 5 Chana Szok b: 1850 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
......................................................+ Srul Farb m: 1867 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.....................................................................6 Laja Farb b: 1871 in Krasynstaw, Poland d: unknown
.........................................................................+ Josef Jojel "Lejb" Dreszer b: 1867 in Krasnystaw m: 1889 in Krasnystaw d: unknown
.....................................................................6 Ester Farb b: 1875 in Krasynstaw, Poland d: unknown
.....................................................................6 Jochwet Farb b: 1879 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.........................................................................+ Icek Zoujer m: 1900 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.....................................................................6 Jakob Moszek Farb b: 1880 in Krasynstaw, Poland d: 1881 in Krasynstaw
.....................................................................6 Chil Josef Farb b: 1880 in Krasynstaw, Poland d: unknown
.....................................................................6 Binyamin Farb b: 1895 in Krasynstaw, Poland d: unknown
................................... 4 Beniamin Szok b: 1768-1810 in Poland d: unknown d: 1854 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.......................................+ Serka Gitla (unknown)
................................................... 5 Ryfka Szok b: 1826 in Krasynstaw, Poland d: unknown
................................................... 5 Ayzyk Leyb Szok b: 1829 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
......................................................+ Ryfka Mindla Szok m: 1846 in Krasnystaw, Poland
........................................................ [See below for additional information on this line.]
................................... 4 Ajdla Gesia Szok b: Abt. 1798 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1868 in Poland
.......................................+ Lejba Joel Messyngier b: unknown d: 1857 in Krasnystaw, Poland
................................................... 5 Chana Ryfka Messyngier b: Abt. 1829 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: Abt. 1857 in Poland
......................................................+ Moszko Dreszer (listed as Dreszlowicz) m: 1851 in Krasynstaw
.....................................................................6 Chil Berek Dreszer b: 1853 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.........................................................................+ (unknown) (unknown)
..................................................................................7 Srul Josel Dreszer b: unknown d: Abt. 1942 at Belzec Death Camp
...................................................................................+ Estera Rywka Akerman b: Warsaw, Poland d: Abt. 1942 at Belzec Death Camp
..................................................................................................8 Majer Drescher b: Aug. 23, 1911 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: June 2, 2003 in FL, USA
......................................................................................................+ Dora D'vora Gajer b: April 28, 1925 in Tyszowce, Poland d: April 9, 2016 in FL, USA
....................................................................................................................9 Sol Srul Drescher b: private
.......................................................................................................................+ Shari Mindlen b: private
....................................................................................................................9 Jack Yankel Drescher b: private
....................................................................................................................9 Morris Murray Drescher b: private
........................................................................................................................+ Elizabeth Anne MacDougall b: private
...............................................................................................................................10 Daniel Abraham Drescher b: private
...............................................................................................................................10 David Aaron Drescher b: private
....................................................................................................................................+ Ilana Chaya Aronowitz b: private
..............................................................................................................................................11 Gabriella Aviva Drescher b: private
...............................................................................................................................10 Rebecca Drescher b: private
...............................................................................................................................10 Benjamin Drescher b: private
..................................................................................................8 Rochel Dreszer b: unknown d: Abt. 1942 at Belzec Death Camp
..................................................................................................8 Chana Dreszer b: unknown d: Abt. 1942 at Belzec Death Camp
.....................................................................6 Szyfra Ruchla Dreszer b: 1857 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.........................................................................+ Moszko Zajfer m: 1879 in Krasynstaw
..................................................................................7 Chil Yechiel Zajfer b: in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1942 in Rejowiec, Poland
...................................................................................+ Ryfka (unknown)
..................................................................................................8 Avrum Zajfer b: Abt. 1900 in Poland d: Abt. 1942 in Krasnystaw
..................................................................................................8 Szandla Zajfer
..................................................................................................8 Brandla Zajfer
..................................................................................................8 Moszko Zajfer
..................................................................................................8 Majer Zajfer (Holocaust survivor)
................................................... 5 Hudessa Messyngier b: 1839 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
......................................................+ Moszko Dreszer m: Abt. 1857 in Krasynstaw
.....................................................................6 Szymcha Majer Dreszer b: 1860 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.........................................................................+ (unknown) (unknown)
..................................................................................7 Abram Dreszer b: 1898 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: Abt. 1942 in Poland
.....................................................................................+ Bajla Lindenbaum b: Abt. 1896 in Poland d: Abt. 1942 in Poland
..................................................................................................8 Symcha Majer Dreszer b: 15 Jan. 15, 1921 in Chelm d: Abt. 1942 at Sobibor
..................................................................................................8 Hersz Lejb Dreszer b: Nov., 1922 in Chelm d: Abt. 1942 at Sobibor
..................................................................................................8 Josef Dawid Dreszer b: Oct. 20, 1924 in Chelm d: Abt. 1942 at Sobibor
.........................................................................*2nd wife of Simcha Dreszer:
.........................................................................+ Leah Stern
..................................................................................7 Charles Dresher b: 1905 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1976 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
.....................................................................................+ Regina Rywka Las
..................................................................................7 Melvin Dresher b: 1911 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1992 in CA, USA
.....................................................................................+ Martha Olivia Whitaker
.....................................................................6 Ajdla Chaja Dreszer b: 1870 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1872 in Poland
.....................................................................6 Icek Jojna Dreszer b: 1887 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: Oct., 1952 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
.........................................................................+ Sadie R. Isenberg b: 1888 in Russia d: Jan., 1977 in Encino, CA, USA
..................................................................................7 Jeannette Eve Dresher b: Jan. 8, 1914 in NJ d: Sept. 21, 2003 in CA
.....................................................................................+ Avraham Rosenberg b: Sept. 23, 1907 in NY d: Aug., 1987 in NJ
..................................................................................7 Beatrice Dresher b: Abt. 1916 in NY, USA d: Jan., 2014 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
.....................................................................................+ Abbott Kaplan
..................................................................................7 Doris Dresher b: May 26, 1921 in NJ d: 2004 in Boca Raton, FL
.....................................................................................+ Arnold Eidus
..................................................................................7 Edith S. Dresher b: private
.....................................................................................+ Harvey Shipper
.....................................................................6 Jacob Dresher b: 1889 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1972 in Teaneck, NJ, USA
.........................................................................+ Dora Seletsky b: 1889 d: Aug., 1950 in Hackensack, NJ, USA
..................................................................................7 Edward Dresher b: private
.....................................................................................+ Sylvia Cohen
..................................................................................7 Beatrice Dresher b: 1919 in NJ d: 2014 in CA
.....................................................................................+ Hyman Hy Louis Langer
.....................................................................6 Ajdla Chaja Dreszer b: 1870 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1872 in Krasnystaw, Poland
................................... 4 Josef Szok m: 1835 in Poland
.......................................+ Perla Blad
................................................... 5 Ester Hudys Szok b: 1842 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
......................................................+ Kuna Henoch Majer Rozenbaum m: 1861 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.....................................................................6 Szmul Noech Rozenbaum b: 1863 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.........................................................................+ Sura Dyna Nirenberg m: 1883 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.....................................................................6 Herszek Rozenbaum b: 1868 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
................................................... 5 Baruch Szok b: 1845 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1853 in Poland
................................................... 5 Lejba Szok
......................................................+ Szandla Kaner m: 1857 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.....................................................................6 Szloma Szok b: 1859 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.....................................................................6 Chil Noech Szok b: 1870 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
................................................... 5 Urys Szok
......................................................+ Chancia Wasserman m: 1859 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.....................................................................6 Rajzla Szok b: 1875 in Poland d: 1875 in Poland
.....................................................................6 Majer Szok b: 1877 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
................................................... 5 Ryfka Szok b: 1848 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
......................................................+ Aron Lejzor Kaner m: 1871 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.....................................................................6 Moszko Kaner
.........................................................................+ Chaja Ajdla Kliger m: 1890 in Chelm, Poland
.....................................................................6 Chil Noech Kaner b: 1875 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.....................................................................6 Basia Kaner b: 1875 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.....................................................................6 Izrael Kaner
.....................................................................6 Estera Ruchla Kaner
.........................................................................+ Tobiasz Binsztok m: 1902 in Chelm, Poland
................................................................................7 Rywka Binsztok b: 1903 in Chelm, Poland d: at Sobibor Death Camp
................................................................................7 Aron Lejzor Binsztok b: 1905 in Chelm, Poland d: at Sobibor Death Camp
................................................................................7 Perla Binsztok b: 1912 in Chelm, Poland d: at Sobibor Death Camp
................................................... 5 Gitla Szok b: 1851 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
................................................... 5 Jankiel Szok b: 1855 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1855 in Poland
................................................... 5 Syma Szok b: unknown in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1858 in Poland
................................................... 5 Beniamin Mendel Szok b: 1857 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
................................................... 5 Hinda Szok b: 1858 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown

Descendants of Szmul Szok

1 Szmul Szok b: 1768-1790 in Poland d: unknown
..+ Unknown (unknown)
......... 2 Herszek Szok b: Abt. 1810 in Poland d: 1867 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.............+ Aydla Kac b: Abt. 1810 in Poland d: 1855 in Krasnystaw, Poland
..................... 3 Rywka Mindla Szok b: 1829 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1894 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.........................+ Icek Lejb "Ajzyk" Szok b: 1829 in Krasnystaw m: 1846 in Krasnystaw d: 1898 in Krasnystaw
................................... 4 Matys Szok b: 1848 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.......................................+ Cypra Mindla Lajner m: 1870 in Krasnystaw, Poland
................................................... 5 Chaja Szok b: 1870 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1873 in Krasnystaw
.......................................*2nd wife of Matys Szok:
.......................................+ Perla Cukierman m: 1873 in Krasnystaw, Poland
................................................... 5 Falek Szok b: 1876 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
......................................................+ Maryia Trejgerman m: 1901 in Krasnystaw, Poland
................................... 4 Abram Mendel Szok b: 1852 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
................................... 4 Beniamin Dawid Szok b: 1855 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.......................................+ Zysla Kimel m: 1882 in Krasnystaw, Poland
................................... 4 Majer Szok b: 1859 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.......................................+ Dwojra Lerer m: 1879 in Zolkiewka, Poland
.......................................*2nd wife of Majer Szok:
.......................................+ Ita Bina Fiszman m: 1895 in Lublin, Poland
................................... 4 Moszko Mordko Szok b: Abt. 1862 in Poland d: unknown
.......................................+ Golda Malka Kruk m: 1882 in Zamosc, Poland
................................... 4 Serka Gitla Szok b: 1868 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: June 12, 1868 in Krasnystaw
................................... 4 Hinda Ruchla Szok b: 1870 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.......................................+ Srul Josef Migdal m: 1892 in Krasnystaw, Poland
................................................... 5 Chaja Migdal b: 1893 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
................................................... 5 Gdala Migdal b: 1895 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
................................................... 5 Naftula Gerszon Migdal b: 1809 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
..................... 3 Fayga Szok b: 1834 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
..................... 3 Ester Hudes Szok b: 1836 in Krasnystaw, Poland m: 1852 in Krasnystaw d: Aft. 1860
.........................+ Szymon / Szmul Fuks b: Sept. 5, 1833 in Swierze d: 1863-1864 in Krasnystaw, Poland
................................... 4 Chana Fuks b: 1855 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1856 in Krasnystaw, Poland
................................... 4 Chaim Sanel Fuks b: 1857 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
................................... 4 Szloma Fuks b: 1860 in Krasnystaw d: Bef. 1925 in Zamosc
.......................................+ Sura Ruchla Brumer b: Abt. 1859 in Poland m: Abt. 1878 d: Abt. 1934 in Zamosc
......................................... [Click here for additional information on this family line.]
..................... 3 Zajwel Zysze (Zys) Szok b: 1839 in Gorzkow, Poland d: 1885 in Krasnystaw, Poland
.........................+ Chaja Helfman (Gelfman) m: 1855 in Krasnystaw, Poland
................................... 4 Aydla Malka Szok b: 1857 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.......................................+ Icek Bursztyn m: 1889 in Krasnystaw, Poland
................................... 4 Jojna Szok b: 1858 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.......................................+ (unknown) (unknown)
................................................... 5 Zajwel Zysze Szok b: 1888 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1889 in Krasnystaw
................................... 4 Aron Moszek Szok b: unknown d: 1868 in Krasnystaw, Poland
..................... 3 Hana Haja Szok b: 1842 in Gorzkow, Poland d: 1848 in Krasnystaw, Poland
..................... 3 Sura Szok b: 1844 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: unknown
.........................+ Mordko Wolf Rajs m: 1863 in Krasnystaw, Poland
..................... 3 Eli Wolf Szok b: 1847 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1848 in Krasnystaw, Poland
..................... 3 Laja Szok b: 1850 in Krasnystaw, Poland d: 1851 in Krasnystaw, Poland


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