by: Dan Ruby
The younger generation of Jews from the growing cities of Austrian Galicia in the 1880s were the first in their familes to aspire to something other than traditional shtetl life.
Schija Ringel came from the streets of the Jewish neighborhood of Rzeszow, able to seek his fortune in Germany's capital city. Fiega Kaufler did much the same in more modest fashion. She came from Krakow to Berlin to work as a housemaid.
Schija and Fiega wed in 1890. Their eldest of three children was our grandfather Hermann Ringel.
Abraham Mojzesa Kaufler was born in 1829.
Feigla Kaufler was born in Krakow on 29 MAR 1854.
Schija Ringel was born in 1856.
Hermann Ringel was born on 5 NOV 1885.