Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: galicia digest: March 28, 2009 #galicia


Dear Reuven,

We received your message on Thursday and haven't posted it because of
a "geography problem." We didn't write you before because it was Shabbat.

The problem is that you are asking about a family that was >from Czernowitz,
which, at the time your relatives were there, was in Bukowina, not Galicia.
The Gesher Galicia list deals only with people and places in Galicia.
Unless you have reason to think that this family lived in Galicia at one
time, the place to post your message is the ROM-SIG discussion group.

Also, I suggest that when if you send another message, you be a little
more specific about what you know about your family and what you want to
learn. Otherwise people will go to unnecessary effort to send you
information you already have. has several records for Adolph OILGISSER, born c.1890, and
also for a few other Oilgissers, including some in Canada. On the 1910 US
census, Adolph OLGISSER, age 21, and Morris L. OLGISSER, age 25, lived on
the Lower East Side with Louis and Rose Gottlieb and their children,
Benjamin, Lena, and Pansy. The census taker wrote that Benjamin and Pansy
were born in New York and the others were born in Hungary. Even if that is
a mistake, for sure this is your family.

According to the NYC grooms index on, Morris Oilgisser
married Laura Davis in 1913 and Adolph "Oilgissen" married Augusta Katz
in 1921. Their marriage records would have their parents' names.

According to a passport application he filled out in 1922, Adolph was
born in Czernowitz, the son of Israel. On the 1930 census, Adolph lived
with his wife Augusta, and daughters Gladys and Irma in Edgemere --
close to Far Rockaway. A WWII draft card for Adolph shows that he lived
in Far Rockaway in 1942.

Morris may have died in California in 1928. (Do a Soundex search for
Oilgisser in JewishGen's burial registry.)


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To: galicia@...
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 03:13:19 -0400
From: reuvenbleich@...
Subject: Re: galicia digest: March 28, 2009

I sent you an email last week about mt great grandmother, rosa
(oilgisser) gottleib >from chernovitz. If you received it, please print
it on gesher galicia SIG digest.

thank you,

Reuven Bleich

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