Joachim Family






                From: Krotoschin, Posen, Prussia                                                                        To: Prahran, Melbourne, Australia



This is the family website for the antecedents and descendants of Leib and Susan (nee Seckel) Joachim from Krotoschin (Krotoszyn), Posen, Prussia and for other branches of  our family tree.


Abraham and Isaac were the sons of Leib/Lewis Joachim and Susan/Suse nee Seckel. Leib Joachim was born circa 1794 and died in Krotoschin/Krotoszyn, Posen/Poznan, Prussia on the 24th August 1877. Susan/Suse Joachim nee Seckel was born circa 1797 and died on the 8th June 1877 in Krotoschin/Krotoszyn, Posen/Poznan, Prussia.


Abraham and Isaac were both born in Krotoschin/Krotoszyn. To date we have not found any other siblings although I feel quite sure there would have been other children given the age gap between the brothers. Isaac was born circa 1831 and Abraham was born circa 1838.


It is unclear when Isaac and Abraham Joachim arrived in Melbourne, Australia.


Abraham Joachim married Reyna Ottolangui on the 10th June 1868 at 39 Coventry St, Emerald Hill, Melbourne. At the time of his marriage he was residing at Little Lonsdale Street, West Melbourne, and gives his occupation as a 'Tailor'. The marriage was officiated by Moses Rintel (Minister) of the East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation.


Reyna Ottolangui was the daughter of Moses Ottolangui and Emma Bensabat(h) and was born in Spitalfields, London, England in 1845.


Abraham and Reyna owned a Pawnbrokers shop on Chapel Street, Windsor, just two doors from the railway line. Abraham and Reyna and their seven children lived above the shop.


In the late 1860's Chapel Street, was more like a country town than a thriving suburb, with just a few local industries, a flour mill, a chaff cutting shop, a stockyard and a couple of Hotels, however  it soon became an established business area.


In 1885 Reyna's father - Moses Ottolangui died.  Sometime later her mother Emma moved into Hanover Street. This may have been Reyna's home as the rear entrance was also via Hanover Street. Emma lived there until she passed away in 1898.


When Abraham died on the 4th October 1897, Reyna continued to live over the shop but now sold china and crockery downstairs, although she imported some of her stock, she also had a kiln out the back of the shop where she made pots for the shop.


Click on the underlined names and links below:


Abraham Joachim and Reyna Ottolangui


1. Joseph Joachim and Charlotte Cohen

Louis Maurice Joachim and Lurline Cohen

Ada Emma Joachim and Harry Apple

Ernest Abraham Joachim/James and Beryl Berkman

David Albert Joachim and Miriam (Mimmie) Mecoles

Leslie Mendel Joachim/James and Esther Rosenberg


2. Miriam Joachim and Abraham Jacob Bloom

Sadie Bloom and Joseph Schubert

Rachel Schubert and Harry Horne


3. Maurice Joachim and Miriam Alexander


4. George Joachim and Rebecca Levy

Rayna Joachim and Geoffrey Gershon Morris


5. Emma Joachim


6. Susan Joachim and Herbert George Chapman


7. Rebecca Joachim


8. Sarah (Sadie) Joachim and Joseph Cowen




Joachim Family - Chapel Street, Prahran, Melbourne, Australia - by Merle Langley

Herbert George Chapman - by Jenny Cowen



Joachim Graves - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Family Profiles:


Ernest Abraham Joachim/James - by Liz James

Miriam Amelia Bloom (nee Joachim) and Abraham Jacob Bloom - by Jenny Cowen

Rebecca Joachim 1879-1949 at rest in St. Kilda Cemetery - by Keith Chapman

Memories of Sarah (Sadie) Cowen nee Joachim 1884 -1966 - by Katrina Cowen

Susan (Cissie) Chapman nee Joachim 1878-1948 'Cissie's Story' - by Keith Chapman




Edition 4 - March/April 2006

Edition 5 - May 2006

Edition 6 - June 2006 + Reunion Photos

Edition 8 - July 2006 + Football Photos

Special Edition - July 2006 - by Shirley Chapman

Edition 9 - September 2006

Edition 10 - November 2006

Edition 11 -  January 2007

Edition 12 - March 2007

Edition 13 - May 2007

Edition 14 - July 2007

Edition 15 - September 2007

Edition 17 - November 2007

Edition 18 - January 2008

Edition 19 - March 2008

Edition 20 - July 2008

Edition 23 - August 2009

Edition 25 - December 2009

Edition 26 - March 2010




Jewish Recipes - Sarah (Sadie) Cowen nee Joachim 1884-1966



Our Anzacs:

Louis Joachim - WW1

Harold Phillip Cowen - WW2



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Great Synagogue records on this website: Source: copyright Angela Shire.