Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Researching: HOLSTEIN family in Warsaw #poland #warsaw


I am a new member of the Warsawa Research Group, researching my wife Carol
HOLSTEIN=B9s family. Using family documents and oral histories, online
research (including JRI Poland database), and a Polish researcher in
Warsaw, we believe one or more members of the family arrived in Warsaw
from Schleswig-Holstein in the late 1700s, allegedly hired to assist in
some aspect of Warsaw park landscaping.

One focus of my current research is to identify the first HOLSTEIN (with
the name in metrical records translated also as variants of HOLSZTAJN,
HOLSZTEIN, HOLDSZTEIN, and GOLSTEIN) to arrive in Warsaw and >from exactly
where in Schleswig-Holstein, in order to search back further into the
family=B9s history. A second focus is to expand knowledge of family members
while they were in Warsaw in the 1800s. I also have just made an inquiry
through the Scandanavia SIG, which covers Schleswig-Holstein.

The earliest information we have is:

1. Feywel/Faiwel GOLISZTEIN [occupation unknown] and wife Ruchla (Rachel)
[unknown maiden name]. Believed to be the earliest known HOLSTEINS,
identified in the 1833 Warsaw marriage civil record of one of their sons,
Szmerl Jonas Faywlowicz GOLISZTEIN (Samuel Joseph HOLSTEIN), born 1811,
all living at #947 on ul. Zimna. Szmerl married Tauba Oyzerowna Szwalberg
of Praga District Warsaw. Unknown if Feywel was the first HOLSTEIN

2. Abraham Faywlowicz HOLSZTAIN (Carol's g-g-g-grandfather) [listed as a
szynkarz or innkeeper and elsewhere as a handlarz or trader], was born
1799-1800 in Warsaw, and married Chana Abrahamow BALOW, born 1802-03. They
are listed in their son Izrael Fajwel=B9s 1840 marriage record, and were
living at #2082 on ul. Zielona.

We believe at least 4 branches of the family emigrated >from Warsaw to the
USA (Syracuse, New York and Connecticut as known destinations) in the
1880s-early 1890s. Carol=B9s great-grandfather Abram Mordka (Adolph)
GOLSZTEIN [HOLSTEIN], a woodcarver by profession, brought his wife Rosa
MAZUR (married 1881) and children David and Alexander to the USA
(Syracuse) on the SS Lahn on 27 June 1890, settling in Syracuse where a
brother Joseph Samuel, also a woodcarver, had arrived in the 1880s. Adolph
then brought over his father Aron Moshka (Moses Aaron) [long-time
superintendent of Warsaw=B9s Jewish hospital] and wife Adella PERLMUTTER,
who were living at #34 Pavaejin, in June 1891.

Our Warsaw researcher has discovered additional metrical documents about
family members in the 1800s and their addresses. There is one registration
book that has not been made available yet by the archives to our
researcher; it may contain useful family details. But so far nothing has
helped us track back to Schleswig-Holstein.

I would appreciate any advice or leads on how to advance my research of

Ronald Killian
Newton Centre, MA, USA
Researching HOLSTEIN in Warsaw and JELIN/YELLIN in Jalowka, Poland

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