I believe that we are cousins. I believe your Grandfather Tobias Harris and my Great Grandmother Jane Harris were brother and sister. I would love to connect and share any family history that would help us both connect the dots!
Brindel Friedman Steinberg Hi Peter. I think we are distant cousins. My great-grandfather and your great-grandmother (Joe Steinberg's mother) were brother and sister. I have lots of information to share, and I would love to get some from you about your end of the family. Please e-mail me.
You're not wrong- for some reason Joel became a Christian and raised his family as Christian. In fact, no mention was ever made of their Jewish origins and the first we knew about it was when my Aunt found Joel and Sophia's marriage certificate. I have photographs (via the Commonwealth war Graves photographic project) of Joel jnr and Charles's graves in France and Turkey and whilst Joel has a Star of David on his grave, Charles has a cross. Joel snr was a very successful businessman but he traded under the name Joseph Daniels. Family legend says this is because he was wary of having a name which could be identified as either Jewish or "foreign". On the 1911 census, you will find him as Joseph Daniels.
It's all very interesting but I doubt we'll ever find the whole truth.
Wolf & Joel had 3 sisters: Rachel (born 1859, London) Hannah (born 1861, London. Married Henry Nykerk) Caroline(born 1862, London).
Their parents were Solomon Marcus Dreeze (sic) who was born in london in 1833 and Leentje (later known as Leah) Doezebork. Solomon Marcus's father was Marcus Dreezer who was born in London about 1800.
Hope this is of interest to you and when you've got time I'd be happy to share all the rest of the info we've discovered. Would you be happy for me to use the pictures you've put on Find A Grave to attach to my family tree?