David Edel (Simson before 1812 marries people 1812 - 1842. He dies 18 February 1842
in Stuhm and is then mentioned as rabbi. An Edel makes a marriage 1843.
In the surrounding areas of Stuhm Abraham Arnold from Altmark marries people 1828- 1848.
1852 and 1858 Jospeh Gortatowski is mentioned as Cantor
1859 and 1861 David Lewi is mentioned as Cantor
1860 Leyser Cohn is mentioned as Cantor
“In the village Pestlin where Otto, Helene, Frieda and Leonhard Zimmak lived from about 1900 to 1937, they were the only Jews. When it was holidays they went to the town Stuhm who was close to Pestlin. In Stuhm they had a nice little synagogue. In Stuhm lived some Jews and there were some Jewish stores. The Jews in the neighborhood came to Stuhm and lived on hotels, shopped and celebrated bigger holidays”. According to my aunt Frieda her father Otto was very good in Hebrew and he read the Torah when the Rabbi got to tired. Otto also teached his son, my father, Leonhard Hebrew to his Bar Mitzvah.Daniel Edel:
"Kurt Less born in Stuhm (1904 - , Fred Zimmak) remembers the "Shames of the synagogue Abraham Isaac". Kurt Less father was Josef Less, born 1879 in Stuhm and died 1930 in Stuhm: "As I know my great grandfather was a butcher and did this for the Synagogue in Stuhm"Cemetery
In one of the books "Quellen zu die geschiechte juden in Polen…." (i don't remember which one) it sais "Erbliche Überlassung eines Kämmereiplatzes an den Schutsjuden Samuel Israel in Stuhm zur anlage eines Friedhofs. 1793 -1795". If I understand this right Samuel Israel inherited a place where he could build a cemetery. There are also films from the Mormons with registers of buried people in Stuhm and Altmark (Kreis Stuhm). I don't know how complete it is.
I (Fred Zimmak) visited Stuhm 1981 and also the Jewish cemetery which still existed at this time. We where there for only 1/2 hour. At this time I was not so very interested. But I remember that it was very overgrown. And that the gravestones had fallen down. At least some of them. Bad enough I don't have any photos.The Synagouge
1859 - 1860 there is money collected to build the Synagouge in Stuhm.
In crystal night, 8 - 9 November 1938 the Synagogue in Stuhm was destroyed. After 1945 the ruins still were there. Today (2009) only a 5 meter long and 60 cm high wall is left. On the rest is a new house. The Synagogue was close to the lake Hintersee (today Zajezierze. I don’t not which street it was).