JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help with a French address #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>

In the Jewishgen digest dated November 23, message #10, Irene Swedroe asked about
a strange adress as follows :

My late father's Petition of Naturalization lists his address at the time of
birth as: Reacheroun 23 Arondosomos, Paris France.
The year was 1914. I tried searching for this place but so, no luck.
He left France with my grandmother in 1916 >from Boad Aux France.
Any help would be appreciated.
I tried to find the key of that puzzle and I think I found it. As it's something
rather amusing, I thought it would be interesting for the Jewishgenners and here
it is.

By dint of repeating "Reacheroun" on a loud voice several times in succession, I
suddenly "heard" : "Rue de Charonne", spelled in French as English people use to
spell "I'm" instead of "I am", i.e. "Rue d'Charonne". "23" is probably the number
of the street, and "Arondosmos", of course, is "Arrondissement" but the number of
the arrondissement in Paris is missing.

I wanted to ask for the birth certificate of Irene's father, but she didn't give
his name, and I suppose she is away >from her home since she didn't answer my
question. Then, I searched all the names Irene is interested in (at the bottom of
her message and in her previous messages in the archives of Jewishgen discussion

Then, I searched in a French site I use to search very often, and I found two
people (only two, between 1891 and 1990) born in France with the name
SCHIMANOVITCH, one being born in 1914... Unfortunately, since the birth occured
less than 100 years ago, I only could receive an excerpt of it, without the name
and address of the parents. But I'm almost certain having found the right place
where Irene's father was born.

Irene, please, can you tell me if I'm right ?

Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)

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