KRESCH (German/Prussian)

Meaning/Pronunciation: Pronunciation: Kresh is how I’ve always pronounced it, though I am uncertain of the true pronunciation. Meaning: 1. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained; perhaps an altered form of Krat(z)sch, a habitational name from Kratschütz, recorded in 1378 as Kracz. 2. German: from a personal name cognate with Old High German grātag ‘greedy’. 3. German: from the Czech personal name Kreč (Kretsch).

Origin: German/Prussian, I believe.

Variations: From the above, Kratsch, Kracz, or Krec, but we only have it spelled in our tree as Kresch.

Relation to me: My father’s father’s mother’s maiden name.

i: Kresch, Dora, 1892 – 1969, born in Germany, Poland, or somewhere thereabouts; Alex Hillinger, 2 boys, 4 girls

ii: Kresch, Benzion, born before 1882, died after 1892, unknown birth location; Feige Reich, at least 1 son and 1 daughter

Looking for:
Any information on Benzion and Feige (Golda)’s family—where they lived, their birth/death dates, how many children they had and where they were born, or their parents, would all be welcome.


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This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.