Re: SZKLARKIEWICZ or similar, STEIGLITZ and similar, and ELLENBOGEN. 1800s #poland

Jill Whitehead

Hi Barry,

I have spent the weekend sorting out years and years of old papers and come across some more Ellenbogen information by chance. 

1) Simon Hill - who is married to a relation of mine - wrote an article for Landsman some years ago (I have the final draft of the article, and would say it was about 10 years ago). It is called "More on early Rajgrod migration  to Great Britain". He refers to the Gorfunkle family - which is how Simon's wife and I are connected as two of my maternal Guttenbergs married two Gorfunkles. They went from Rajgrod to Liverpool and Manchester in the 1860's. Jacob Gorfunkle's sister Rachel came with her husband David Ellenbogen and their son Selig and his wife. They are all in the 1871 Liverpool Census. 

He also mentions other families with similar names to yours but anglicised names. Samuel Gorfunkle (son of Rachel's brother Mendel) married Syma Sierowicz (which is a bit like Szklarkiewicz) in 1865 in Rajgrod and they came to Liverpool in the late 1860's. His household included his brother in law Hirsch Ellenbogen. The 1871 Liverpool Census shows  Selig Ellenbogen b Rajgrod 1845 in Everton - he was a glazier in Everton like my paternal great grandfather Joseph Servian. Also in the household were a family called Steinsapir which is a bit like Steiglitz. Jacon Steinsapir was born in Rajgrod in 1840.  They set up in business together as Ellenbogen and Stonsper, glass dealers.

Also mentioned is Isaac Ellenbogen b Rajgrod 1855 son of David and Rachel. He married Hinda daughter of Rabbi Isaac Leventon (this family was also connected to  my mother's Brown family of Edinburgh via Hinda's mother Rosa Greenberg). Isaac was a picture and furniture dealer in Liverpool (again like my father's family and many other Jews in Liverpool). 

Also of interest is which gives the details of and naturalisation dates for the Liverpool Jewish families of the time. You can find the following Ellenbogens: Isaac, Myer, Hyman, and Jacob, 

Jill Whitehead, nee Servian
Sutton, Surrey, UK

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