Marc M. Cohen <marccohen@...>
My situation is similar to yours. Bukovina is highly relevant and
very important. For this reason, I subscribe also to Bruce Reisch's
Czernowitz list. You can contact him at <firstname.lastname@example.org> to
My mgm's family WEININGER came >from Czernowitz; and KANTORJI & BARAK
from Storozynets in Bukovina (and earlier >from Khotin, Bessarabia).The Bukovina part has always been very important to me, and for me is
inseparable >from the Moldavia-Bessarabia area, despite the
international borders that now divide them into Romania, Ukraine, and
The WEININGERS were dairy farmers who delivered milk and cheese in
Czernowitz and Storozynets (Think of Teyve in Fiddler). I imagine
their farm was to the WNW of Czernowitz around Drachinets, where
there were many Jewish farmers, including my MGGGF, whose name was
RIBNER or RUEBNER. One member of the RIBNER family raised horses
and sold wagons and equipages for them to pull. There was a related
branch of the WEININGERS in Vienna, but I believe that they
gravitated >from Bukovina to the capital of the Austrian Empire.
I believe the BARAK-KANTORJIS were early Askenazim >from the Rhine
Valley who began migrating eastward in the 1200s or 1300s.
My father's family, COHEN, SCHLEICHER (or SCHLAICHER) and ROSENBERG
came >from Roman, Iase, and Tirgu Frumos, Romania. My GGF Lazar
ROSENBERG and his brother owned a flour mill in Tirgu Frumos.
Some WEININGERS have shortened their name to WEINER.
All the best.
Marc M. Cohen
Palo Alto, California