I reached out to Congregation Beth Jacob, Phoenixville. Below are the email responses. Nothing on Feingolds. The Weiss family I am familiar with settled in nearby Pottstown (10 miles from Phoenixville) where I grew up. The Schwartz-Weiss clan (Hungarian Jews) arrived there around 1890. I have a lot of information about that Weiss family. By the way, is your cousin related to the Weiss family of Triangle Shoe Company?
Mike Trachtenberg <mtrachtenberg@...>
Tue 5/19/2020 1:26 PM
On May 18, 2020, at 8:42 PM, Lee & Barbara Berger <bergerlbd@...> wrote:
Mike covered everything I know. I've never heard of any local Feinbergs. The Pottstown Weisses are cousins of mine, but Larry knows that because I've spoken to him about them.
From: Mike Trachtenberg [mailto:mtrachtenberg@...]
I cannot remember that name. No Feingolds buried in our cemetery.
There are Weiss family in Pottstown- Sydney & Alvin Weiss. Sydney married Joanie Weiss, who is no longer a member of Shule.
We had a Martin Weiss who was a member of our Shule. They owned a small store next to the Colonial Theater. He passed many years ago. They had a daughter Erica Weiss, who would be in her mid- 80's if she is still alive.
I will ask my sister if she remembers the Feingold family .
From: Ruth Yeiser <ryeiser@...>
Mike and Lee,
Larry sent the below email…he’s a fellow Schwenksvillite with deep roots at the Pottstown Synagogue….
Anyway, do we have Feingolds in Congregation B’nai Jacob History? I looked through Dan Baer’s stuff that I used for the Centennial book but while I saw references to Weisses in the early history, I didn’t see Feingolds. But I’m thinking that I hear “Feingold” during Yizkor. (Pity—I was just at CBJ for the grocery box delivery today…I would have looked at the memorial plaques had I gotten the below email earlier…)
Anyway, if you recognize any of the names, let Larry know. Thanks.