I greatly enjoyed meeting everyone, new and first-timers, at the Philly
Conference. I went to the "Free" Library to research my Philly families in
the telephone directories of the past, and reviewed Philadelphia City
Directories online. I participated in the bus tour to Northeast
Philadelphia and a wonderful tour of the historic synagogues. I also
reviewed my records and notes, as well as chatted with one of my cousins who
previously lived in Philly.
This is my updated information and request for connection with anyone who
may recognize any of the families or know of their whereabouts, or have
information or clarification about the locations of the streets or
communities listed below.
I am researching several surnames of families originally >from Panevezys
(Ponievezh) and Pumpenai in Lithuania, most of whom came to Philadelphia
from New York, and then lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, some >from the1920s, others >from the 1930s, until the 1960s.
I am seeking family connections to the following:
David LANE, electrical contractor/supplier, wife Sarah, children Annie,
Hilda, Esther, Lily and George.
According to my cousin, David lived (timeframe?) in Wissahicken Park near
Lincoln Park. >from telephone listings over the years, some possible street
names for David's home address were McKinley, Marvine, Oakmont, Roselyn,
Sharswood and Walnut. David was known to live in Philadelphia form the 1930s
Isadore LANE, wife Anne, daughter Sylvia (who married KAHN), son Amor.
Isadore was a tailor who consistently was listed at Delancey Street from
1918 to 1952.
Sadie (Scheine Leah) COHEN
Belle KUMENS or KUMINS who lived in the "C" St., east of Front street.
Gertrude HIRSHORN and her son Bruce who, according to my cousin, were in the
furniture business. According to a 1955 listing, he lived at Mayfair House.
Thank you in advance for any assistance. Please send any family information
to me at my e-mail address.
Jeff Miller, President, JGSGW
Washington, DC area
Researching towns of Seta (Shat), Vilijampole (Slobodka), Panevezys
(Ponievezh), Pumpenai, Sirvintos (Shirvint), all in Lithuania, for names
WIENER, FINKELSTEIN, LAN, YUDELOWITZ, COHEN, WHITEMAN/WEISSMAN,
BLANKFURT/BLANKFORT, and those listed above