Well, well, well. The story continues. The backstory for this post can be found in two previous posts:
Flexner Family Names on a Signature Quilt
...in which researching names on a 1910 quilt traced the relationship between those people and my ancestors.
Family Names on a Signature Quilt - Part 2
...in which I was contacted by relatives of the people whose names are on the quilt, and they confirmed that whole new (to me) branch of my family. The discussion left many more unanswered questions of the exact ties between the two branches.
And now for Part 3. This chapter comes about because a second person came across these posts of mine while researching his own Flexner family history and wrote to me. It didn't take much conversation to determine that we are indeed, also, related. Our great-great-grandfathers (Moritz and Jacob) were brothers, so our common ancestors are our three-times-great-grandparents (Michael and Rebecca). Isn't it marvelous to know the tree for that many generations?
A major question I had at the end of Part 2 was how the branch of the family on the Iowa quilt - descended from John Flexner - and my branch of the family - descended from Moritz Flexner - are connected. The research of one of these new cousins of mine pretty well confirms that John was another brother of Moritz and Jacob. They all emigrated and all headed branches of the Flexner family in this country.
My new-found cousin had traveled to the Czech Republic in 2019 as part of his research, and was able to locate and photograph the birthplace of my great-great-grandfather Moritz Flexner (b.1820) in Vseruby, Bohemia! What a wonder! He also found the birthplace of John and Jacob, in a different city, as the family had moved.