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Huge Estate of San Francisco Bishop Horowitz Stirs Austria

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The estate of several million dollars left by the San Francisco bishop Horowitz is again occupying the attention of the Austrian press. It is said that the Vienna lawyer, Zweicker, found in the records of the Jewish Kehillah of Pressburg that Rabbi Hersh Moses Horowitz, of Szanto, Slovakia, was the father of the bishop; that the bishop’s Jewish name was Isaiah; that when he became baptized he adopted the name of “Joseph,” and that he ran away to America in 1835 through Poland.

It is said that three relatives, legal heirs of the bishop, are living in Slovakia and one in Vienna. Thousands of people, Horowitz by name, have stormed the offices of Attorney Zweicker, as well as the newspaper offices, in the hope that the bishop may have been related to them and that they may therefore be entitled to a share in his estate.

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