K.& L. Bertelsen <klb@...>
I recently had a look at the wonderful All Lithuania Database and one of
the names I entered was SILBER - which is one of the names my Mama Nana
told me - I think it could be connected to our
SHTEINGOER/SHTEINGAUER/SHTEINHAUER family (Novy Gorod, Vilna) or our
LAPIDUS family >from Paberze/Vilna. Anyway, although no SILBER names came
up, one of the entries on the list was :
SELIBER JOSEF 1899, Snipiskes, Lith. Hamelitz #223
I couldn't find a shtetl called Snipiskes listed in Lithuanian Jewish
However, in the information we recently received >from the Vilnius Archives
there was a marriage record :
Vilna citizen Josel ben Lipman SHTEINGAUER, not married, 24 years old,
married Vilna citizen, Miss Chana-Michla bat Berko SNIPISHKER, 23 years old
on 26th January 1903 (Julien date?).
I am pretty certain Josel was the son of Lipman ben Yaacov Shteingauer b.
1850 Novy Gorod, Vilna, who was the youngest brother of my GGGM Bathsheva
(nee SHTEINGAUER/STEINHAUER LAPIDUS b.1841). We hadn't known about him or
his two brohers before we received the information >from Vilnius and
previously only knew about our GGGM and her three sisters.
Also some information we received regarding the 1942 Vilna Ghetto Lists
included Moshe SNIPISKIER B.1882 at the same address as Shmuel Shteingauer
B.1911. I think this information was actually >from Bleter Vegn Vilna
rather than the 1942 Ghetto List.
Although I have seen information >from the latest version of the 1942 Vilna
Ghetto List, this only applied to the LAPIDUS names, so I have not seen the
latest information relating to STEINHAUER names and I haven't seen
reference to this being online yet. What was very interesting about this
latest information is that it included occupations, which I haven't been
able to translate. What was also interesting about the LAPIDUS list was
the reference to the Kallis fur factory as our GGGGF Yankel Shteingauer was
definitely in the fur trade in Vilna. I will write a separate message to
the list about this.
Does anyone know anything about a shtetl called SNIPISKES or the name
SNIPISHKER/SNIPISKIER? Has anyone got any SILBER or possibly SELIBER names
from Vilna on their trees? We have some information about the SILBERfamily in Paris which we definitely also know is connected somehow to our
Does anyone have lists of businesses/occupations for Vilna say prior to
1915 - I know our GGGGF was in the fur business, but do not know if he had
a shop or a factory or was a trader in fur.
Is the latest version of the 1942 Vilna Ghetto list available on line - I
do not have access to any other Jewish libraries/resources or LDS as I live
out in the bush? I am particularly interested in finding out about any
STEINHAUER and LAPIDUS and STUCER/STUTZER and ROSENBLATT and SILBER and
SNIPISKER names - the family of my late GGM Anna (Chana Steinhauer Lapidus)
Aronis/Pollack b. Vilna 1878 d. Melbourne 1955, and her slaughtered
sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews.......
SHTEINGOER/STEINGAUER/STEINHAUER Vilna/Canada/USA/South Africa
STEINHAUER-FOX/FINEBERG, STEINHAUER-DAROFF/DROZ descendants
Vilna/Canada/USA. LAPIDUS Vilna/Paberze, Libau, Paris.
JACOBOWITSCH/YAKERBOVICH (Russian Duma). SILBER Vilna?/Paris.
SNIPISHKER, Vilna. ARONIS/PALM Libau. LANDO/MORGUOULIES/MORGULIS Odessa.
STUCER/STUTZER Vilna, Grodno/Minsk, USA, frmr USSR.
ROSENBLATT/MORGULIS/MORGUILIES Vilna, Odessa, USA.
GOLD/FUCHS/CZILLAG/HERZOG Vienna/USA (DUNERA).
POLLACK/POLYAK FROMCHUK Vinnitza, Mogilev-Podylia, Odessa.