Berkowitz from Wilkes-Barre, PA and Hungary/Slovakia #general

Mark Strauss

Dear JGDG enthusiasts,

I'm currently researching my Grandmother Rae BERKOWITZ's roots in
Wilkes-Barre and Hungary. (My GGF was Moritz Berkowitz and my GGGF was
Samuel Berkowitz.) The family originally settled in Wilkes-Barre in the
late 1800's. In the archives of Jewishgen and the family finder, I've
found queries >from two potential contacts, but the email and contact
information for both no longer seems to be valid. I was wondering if
any of the people listed below are still active with Jewishgen; or if
others know how to contact them. (I believe that most of the
Berkowitz's >from this time in Wilkes-Barre would have been family
members...and I would love to confirm >from where in Hungary/Slovakia
the family originally emigrated.)
These are the original enquiries:

Date: Thu, 23 Mar 1995 18:43:35 GMT
Subject: FREEDMANs in Hungary
Looking for info on Freedman or Berkowitz families >from Orosz/Volova in
came to U.S rought 1893 moved to Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pa. area.
Anything will be helpful.
Pls. email:
Thank you.
Mark Freedman

Additionally, the family finder had a John TANNENBAUM seeking
information about Berkowitz's in Wilkes-Barre.
(This contact does not seem to be active.)

I know that one of my Berkowitz cousins (Ruth Berkowitz) married a Joe
Tannenbaum in the early 1900's; so I would like to share information.
If anyone knows how to reach Mark Freedman or Joe Tannenbaum; or has
information on the early Berkowitz's in Wilkes-Barre, I would be very
appreciative to hear >from you or them.

Mark Strauss >from NYC (
Seeking information on:
Strauss >from Zeteny, Hungary/Slovakia and Scranton, PA
Berkowitz >from Hungary/Slovakia and Wilkes-Barre, PA
Brody/Brodie/Brauda >from Ziezmariai/Zezmer, Lithuania; Atlanta, GA; and

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