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Re: Jewish Casparys?
Posted by: Bill Shepherd (ID *****7804) Date: November 14, 2003 at 17:52:24
In Reply to: Jewish Casparys? by Gretchen Caspary of 55

My mother told me that she recalls hearing someone in the family once saying the family had been Jewish, probably a few hundred years ago. She also recalls that one of the family married a Catholic and then the whole family became Catholic.

The story seems stretched, but could be possible. In one of the periodic purges against the Jews a few centuries ago, the family could have turned Catholic to escape oppression. Maybe some of the family remained Jewish.

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