Alfred Kohn, born 17 Jun 1904 in Konigshofen germany.
He was the son of Salie Kohn born 26 May 1867 in germany and Julia Bosowitz. She was born in germany 4 July 1876. She
was the daughter of Jacob Boscowitz and Sabine Spaeth. Sallie owned a haberdashery clothing store and lived over the store.
The town goes back to 1721, a small town with a wall around it.
Alfred attended textile college in Reutlingen, wurtenburg germany, he also worked as a book keeper
for a knitting factory.
Alfred married Paula Kamnitzer and they had three children: Barbara, Doris and Steven. The family
lived in Bronx NY. Alfred and Paula met at a jewish social club in NY. Alfred owned a business selling hand knit
baby clothes and other knit items. When the machines came on the scene, he gave up the business.
Alfred when he was younger, worked for the Guild for jewish blind. He invented machines that the
blind could operate and he supervised that. he was also the director of the shelter workshop.
Alfred also had two sisters, Martha Kohn born in germany 25 June 1900, she died in 2002. She
married Adolf Haas, he was born 13 oct 1894 and died 14 dec 1954. Paula Kohn, born 25 Sept 1901 in germany, died in
2005. She was married to Fritz Laubhiem. he was born 28 Aug 1905 and died 27 Aug 1971.
Barb and Doris Kohn 1971
Barbara Kohn was born in the bronx NY. She married Arnold
Levinson in 1955. he passed away 31 July 1996. He was a teacher and a principal/counselor and also managed a credit union.
They lived mostly on Hull Ave in the bronx. They had 3 children: Richard, is a school teacher for music. Edward
, married Becky Baum. they have two children. Edward works in New Jersey for lockheed martin. Linda married Richard
Lutz. They live in NJ.
Barbara earned her degree in Library science, she was teacher for two years and retired as director
of a schools library system.
Doris Kohn, born in bronx NY. she married Eilliot Kirschbaum
6 jun 1969 in the bronx. Doris wanted to be a librarian and attended the university of maryland and earned her MLS in 1977.
They had two children: Dennis and Eleen,
Steven Kohn, born in the bronx. Steve was a english teacher in a
middle school in the bronx, he is now retired. Steven was a blessing to doris and barbara, as he would watch over their aging
parents, Alfred and Paula who were in their 90's and in a nursing home. He would help them with things they had difficulty
with. Barbara and doris lived far away, steve was about 10 minutes away, and knowing steve was there to take care of
them, they felt alfred and Paula were in good hands.
Alfred and Paula Kamnitzer Kohn
paula and alfred kohn 1929
Thank you Barbara Levinson and Doris Kirschbaum children of Alfred and Paula Kohn for
thier help with this family research