German SIG #Germany Re: Gittel = Cecilia ? #germany

Connie Fisher Newhan

My GGM was Glicka FELDMAN >from Lithuania. She became Celia in NY

Best Regards, Connie Fisher Newhan California, USA

Researcher code (#1272) CAHN (Bendorf, German), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf,
Germany, Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel,
Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD)

In a message dated 6/22/2014 9:27:27 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:
I have a record >from the 1840s in Ostrowo, Prussia/Ostrow
Wielkopolski, Poland listing the children of my gggrandfather Israel
LEWY, including a girl named Gittel LEWY, born in about 1837. Then
there is a long gap in family records, and I find a reference to the
mother of a woman getting married in Breslau/Wroclaw in 1899, and the
mother's maiden name is shown as Cecilia LEWY. >from other evidence, I
believe Cecilia is the same person as Gittel.

I know that the "translation" of Hebrew names to German names is hard
to trace or compare, and I wonder what might be the likelihood of
Gittel becoming known as Cecilia. If Gittel and Cecilia aren't the
same person, then I have to consider that there is another, "missing,"
child not shown in the earlier list. I believe this is unlikely, as
there are 12 children in the family in the earlier record.

Does anyone on this email list have any comments on my hypothesis? Thanks!

Jeff Lewy, San Francisco, Calif.

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