[District of] Dej (Hung: Dés, Deés), Israelites: census lists, 1855
This item contains two groups of documents bound together; both documents contain lists of Jewish families in the villages around Dej. The lists seem to have been prepared for a census. The first list is not dated, but contains birthdates ranging from the late 18th century to the mid-19th century. The second list is dated 1855. Information is arranged by village, then family. The first list records house number, family role (ie, father, mother, etc), name and birth year. The second list specifies the birth date and sometimes includes birth place. The first list includes villages northeast and northwest of Dej (no entries from Dej itself); those with a larger number (circa 10 or more) of Jewish families include: Urișor (Hung: Alör), Câțcău (Hung: Kackó, Katzko), Glod (Hungarian Soósmező), Sălișca (Hung: Szeluske), Ileanda (Hung: Nagy-Illonda), Cuzdrioara (Hung: Kozárvár), Reteag (Hung: Retteg), Ciceu-Giurgeşti (Hung: Csicsógyörgyfalva), Negrileşti (Hung: Négerfalva), Spermezeu (Hung: Ispánmező), Ilişua (Hung: Alsóilosva), Chiuza (Hung: Középfalva). The second list includes families in Dej itself (presumably, though this is not entirely clear) and from villages to the south and in the immediate vicinity of Dej. Other than the 25 families listed as residing in Dej, no other villages record having more than five familes, most have only one or two. The book is in German and some entries appear to have been made at a later point in time. This book was maintained by the Dej community at least until the interwar period (stamps in Romanian).