Re: Tombstones #lithuania

Moshe Werber <werbermm@...>

Dear Stan Hart,
I posted this message on July 24:
Dear SA SIG discussion group members,

I'm looking for information on my late great-aunt Leah (Elka?) Katz, nee
Wolpert, born ~1891 in Keidan, Lithuania and possible descendants. The name
of her father was Notel Wolpert and her mother was Sarah-Devorah Biron.

I only know that in 1946-47 she was in South Africa (I don't knew when she
emigrated >from Lithuania) and had been in touch (several letters) with her
half-sister, my late grandmother, Rywa Trocki-Musnicki, nee Wolpert, and
with my late mother, Shifra (Sofia) Werber, nee Trocki-Musnicki, who lived
at that time in Brussels, Belgium.

My great-aunt was then - in 1947, living with her husband, Moses or Moshe?
Katz at the following address: 49, Berea Rd. , Bertrams, Johannesburg.
However, 2 letters sent - >from Israel - in 1962 were never answered and the
last one was even returned in January 1963 as undeliverable.

I found some tombstones records for 'Leah Katz' and some for 'Moshe Katz',
but I'm unable to verify if these are related to one another and also if the
Leah Katz in question is my great-aunt. I also wrote to Khevra Kadisha but
was unable to receive an answer.

Thanks for any help,
Moshe Werber

----- Original Message -----

Subject: Re: Tombstones
From: "Stan Hart" <stanhart@...>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 07:18:31 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

Chag Sameach

Regarding Adrian Freedman's request, why should all records prior to a
certain date be "buried by the Chevra Kadisha"?
Each Chevra Kadisha has maintained its records over the years, some
jealously guarding that information, and the information available from
UCT site is constantly being revised as further information is processed.

All the tombstones in the major centres are able to be visited, albeit the
very old cemeteries may be locked and permission is required for access to
those. However, Adrian Freedman's cutoff date of 1960 is not long ago in
terms of the age of some of the tombstones in South Africa, and I am sure
that he may be helped in his quest, provided that what he is looking for
is on the tombstones.

Should you require any information, I have a comprehensive database of
tombstones which is also regularly updated as and when further information
is obtained.

Kindly let me know which info who you are searching for and I will try and
assist. Please do not simply say " BLUM SCHMULIAN DWOLATZKY FREEDMAN
Zagare Dublin Orange Free State Natal", as this is just too vague a


Stan Hart

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