Re: Weisbach #galicia


Carol Cohen <cgandhc@...>
 

Dear Carol, My great grandfather on my mothers side was Hertz/Chaim
Weisbach. He died in about 1935 as an old man & so I guess he was born
in about 1860-80. He was the shamas - synagogue official - in the town
of Rava Ruska which is now Rava Russkaya near the river Bug which is in
the 42 nd administrative district of Gallicia , & is on the border
between Poland & Ukraine. At the time he was alive this was part of the
Austro Hungarian Empire for many years & so many people had Austrian
citizen ship. I have been looking for Weisbachs for about a year
without any success - it had seemed to be a common German but not Jewish
name. You are my first connection. My Ggf married Marjem Kindler & for
whatever the reasoning of the times the children of that marriage took
their mothers name as Weisbach - Kindler, as their grandmother had
before them - it seems to have been a custom- maybe that it why you have
Sara PERMUTTER rather than Weisbach - maybe she was known as Permutter
Weisbach or Weisbach Permutter & used whichever part was convenient. I am
confident that there is a relationship here because of the scarcity of
Weisbachs in Gallicia, I would be so very grateful if you could give
me any more info you have. With kind regards, Judy Davies, London
, England

OUR G-GRANDMOTHER SARA'S CHILDREN WERE BORN IN WIKTOROVKA IN THE DISTRICT
OF TARNOPOL NEAR KOSOVA. I WILL TRY TO FIND OUT HOW CLOSE Rava Russkaya
IS TO WIKTOROVKA. ACCORDING TO MY INFO. SARAH PERMUTTER - WEISBACH??'S
PARENTS WERE MORRIS & YETTA PERLMUTTER. I CAN'T SEE HOW MY GRANDMOTHER
MADE THIS ERROR, BECAUSE SHE GAVE THIS INFO. TO MY MOTHER IN 1942 WHEN I
WAS BORN, AND IT WAS WRITTEN IN MY BABY BOOK!! AT THAT TIME SHE WAS 62,
AND HAD ALL OF HER FACULTIES! HOWEVER, THE SASS'S >from MY GRANDMOTHER'S
BROTHER DAVID MEYER SASS SAY THAT HER LAST NAME WAS WEISBACH. SO WHO
KNOWS. BESIDES MY FATHER, ONLY ONE OTHER FIRST COUSIN IS LIVING, AND I
WILL TRY TO FIND OUT IF SHE KNOWS HER GRANDMOTHER'S NAME. BY ANY CHANCE
TO YOU HAVE MORRIS & SARA IN YOUR FAMILY TREE? THANKS, CAROL COHEN
Carol Cohen
cococo@ont.com
Dallas, TX USA

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