JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: London Jewish Lodges? & Given Name "Babel" #general


Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Steve Orlen" <sorlen@email.arizona.edu> wrote:

In a letter written >from a relative in England circa 1900 the writer says,
in reference to a woman having left her husband: "Now she went to his
lodge & he sends her every week 5 shillings." Were there Jewish "lodges"
in London around that time? I would guess it wasn't a chevra, because the
man wasn't religious. I doubt he was a Mason, because he was somewhat
disreputable.
Are you sure this doesn't read lodgings - which would make more sense?

I think that this would be the equivalent of what Americans would call a
"rooming house".

He would have had his own room - or possibly been sharing.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)

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