Les Simon <lsimon@...>
The story told around my grandmother's dinner table was that she and
the great Jewish philosopher Martin BUBER were cousins and had played
together as children. I am more interested in digging back into that
part of my family history than I am in claiming a famous relative.
However, research on him has provided a clue. He is the same age as my
grandmother Lilian (Regina in Jordanov) NATOWITZ and lived for a time in
Lemberg (Lvov, Lviv) lived for a time with his grandfather.
My grandmother talked about visits to see her grandparents and being
looked after on the train trip by her Uncle Emanuel. After her parents'
marriage and until the family moved to the Chicago (with a brief stop in
New York), they lived in Jordanow. Her mother's maiden name was Fannie
(Feigel) APPEL. Her father was Jakob APPEL (or APFEL) The first mention
of him is in the Weinstein family tree (Krakow Families) at the time of
his wedding to Reizel Beila WEINSTEIN in Krakow. Jordanow is 186 miles
from Lemberg, a relatively short trip. My grandmother frequently wroteabout visiting her relatives in NYC, but I have not found a connection.
So, on a whim, I tried looking in JewishGen for APPEL in Lemberg, and lo
and behold! I struck a goldmine. I even found an Emmanuel Appel.
However, it's more like finding a batch of old pictures with no identifiers.
Where do I go >from here? Can anyone fill in the blanks or help direct me
to the next step?
Carolyn Simon, Tucson, AZ, # 139371
Also researching: GINZLER in ERDOBENYE, HERZOG in NAGYKALLO, WEINGARTEN
in SAMBOR, GASSMANN in PLAWNO, SCHACHER in RUSSIA, REVESZ in TIMOSOARA