Reponses to Searching great uncle: Julius FLATOW or FLATAU OR CHMIELEWSKI OR MIELEWSKI #poland
I received lots of replies about the Flatows. I guess I made a mistake
by not mentioning they were >from Lomza in the north east corner of
what today is Poland.
The Flatows that everyone but one has written about seem to originate
from Germany and Warsaw and immigrated early in the 19th century tothe US and UK.
The American ones seem to have gone first to NY then the midwest and
then some back again. I imagine if I could trace the Lomza Flatows
back far enough there may be shared ancestors but so far I cannot even
There is a Lomza birth certificate >from 1877 maybe my great
grandmother Frejda Flatow. She is also mentioned in my grandparents
replacement marriage license but I am unable to find a marriage, death
certificate for her or birth record for her children or Ellis Island
entry for her.
There is a possible Polish birth certificate for Julius Chmielewski
from 1896 which gives his father as Elias Chmielewski and his motheras Freda Yudkovna Leibowitz. Could this just be a coincidence that two
two differnet families >from Lomza with such similar names or could
Fredas family just be habitual name changers :) ?
By the way I am also unable to find any death record for Elias. In the
1970s my grandmother told me that he died in NY which no one else
seems to have known.
There was also a younger sibling Avram Chmielewski who disappeared in
Tel Aviv. Very strange.
I will reply personally to everyone who wrote to me. Thanks for your
help and would be interested in any ideas.
On 10/11/06, ellen moshenberg <ellenmoshenberg@...> wrote:
I am searching decedents of Julius FLATOW who may also have used the