Re: Researching Family in Cardiff #unitedkingdom
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Thanks everyone. I have been in touch with Tony Blasebalk today about all this, but to summarise:
Although I've been researching this family for many years, my recent enquiry was because I had just looked at the Cardiff cemeteries databases online and spotted the grave of Reuben Levine (previously Levy) in Cardiff from 1951. His first wife Minnie was my great-grandmother's sister and they were married in Glasgow in 1892. Minnie died in Cardiff in January 1910. Don't know where she is buried (as Levine or Levy).
The Jewish Chronicle in 1951 carries a death announcement for Reuben and mentions his then wife Annie and a list of children (of both his marriages). Tony has put me in touch with what I hope is a descendant of this couple.
Reuben was sufficiently part of the Jewish community in 1951 for him to have been described on his tombstone as 'Hechovor,' which doesn't sound like a man who is estranged from religious observance. Also, his Hebrew name is 'ben Chaim' and his 1892 civil marriage certificate lists him as son of Hyman Levy - all tallies.
I did wonder whether anyone today remembers old Mr Levine (he was 89 when he died) shuffling into shul in his later years and the fact that he had a blind daughter from his first marriage. His daughter Rachel Levy/Levine married out of the faith in 1936, but did not die until 1962, so again, someone may remember her.
On Tue, 6 Oct 2020 at 17:28, lorraine71uk via groups.jewishgen.org <lorraine71uk=yahoo.com.au@...> wrote:
Recently Mr Kaplan requested information about family from Cardiff. I have managed to get a lot of information from the shul in Cardiff. Please see the email below.