Abraham OSMAN from Lodz to Glasgow, Scotland, UK and his wife Fanny nee BARULA #general

David Ziants

It has been many years since I posted to this group - primarily due to
heavy work commitments that I have.
A specific great-great-uncle has taken my interest - having made recent
email contact with a distant cousin who is a descendant of one of his
We are talking about descendents of my great-great-grandfather Yitschak
ISHMA or ISHMACH or ISMACH. (According to civil records I recently
examined his given name was Israel).
The family migrated >from Lodz, Poland at the beginning of 20th century,
and he changed the name to DAVIDSON in England, UK.

The name of this great-great-uncle was Abraham and I give here a list of
his siblings:-
- Lilian (married a DUBOFF) - who ended up in Canada
- Abraham - changed name to OSMAN - >from Lodz to Glasgow, Scotland, UK
married to Fanny nee BARULA
- Alter - my great-grandfather who came to London and changed family
name to DAVIDSON . He was married to Esther nee FRIEDMAN >from Narewka.
- Dina (married a FREEDMAN - but nothing to do with Alter's wife who was
also a FRIEDMAN) who also came to London

There is a lot to say about my family - and the Jewishgen archives can
be searched to see my postings - some of a general nature and some where
I talk and ask about my family.
In this posting, I want to concentrate on Abraham.

>from a genealogical point of view, the advantage of him migrating to
Glasgow is that it was (and still is) a relative small community. So it
is easier to search the names.

My problem is that my (paternal) grandfather when he was alive claimed
that Abraham married out to a non-Jewish green-grocer.
for general searches
for searching Jewish burial grounds;

I found out that:-
1) A Jewish (I assume orthodox) minister led their wedding - as he went
out of his way to register in the civil registry it for the couple as a
Jewish wedding. The wedding took place in a hall and not in a shul
[=synagogue] - which was very unusual in the UK in those days (although
perfectly OK according to Jewish law).
2) Fannie (as well as Abraham) are buried in the orthodox Jewish
cemetery. Neither grave-stones have their Hebrew names on them. Possibly
this was to do with the ignorance of the children - but there could also
be other reasons.
3) Fanny's maiden name, BARULA, appears as the deceased on quite a few
stones on the cemetery. I assume that this was all her family. Her
father, Yosseph ben Dov, has a very respectable stone.
4) Fannie's mother's maiden name was YAFFIE, and there are quite a few
people with that family name also buried there, including what seems to
be her siblings.

On the other hand:-
5) The given name of Fannie's mother on the civil records was
"Christina" - what seems to be to me a far >from Jewish name.
6) I could not find Fannie's mother's grave in any of the cemeteries
there. Maybe she had a Hebrew or Yiddish name that if I knew what it
was, I would know her grave.

I concentrated on the maternal links here because according to orthodox
jewish law, that is what determines if the person is Jewish or not.

Are there any descendents of my Abraham and Fannie OSMAN, Fannie's
family BARULA, and YAFEE out there who might know a bit on this?
Are there any Glasgow people out there who might have known of these
families , etc?

(I found a newspaper announcement that indicated that Joseph sold
wholesale cloths and not just {green}-grocery.)

Thank you in advance,
David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel

FRIEDMAN. (>from Narewka, Lodz, Lomza in Poland)

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