In a message dated 98-11-17 22:57:41 EST, email@example.com writes:
<< Would some kind scholar help me with the translation of names on my
great-grandparents' ketubah dated 18 April 1875 in Florence, SC:
"...between the bridegroom, Louis Harrison (Aryeh Yehuda), son of Rabbi
Noach Emer, and bride Rebecca Jones, Rivkah, daughter of Rabbi Yisrael Yonah.
Rabbi: Chaim ben Zev HaBazak.
It is witnessed but the signatures are illigible."
I've written to synogogues in Florence, Spartanburg and Charleston to see if
they have records for either any individual named on the ketubah. Nothing
Family lore has it that Louis and his Rabbi father had the name Hamer when
they came to America. But no record has been found of that surname.
==On the contrary, the ktuba shows it. The original family name was most
likely Emer or its Hamer variant. I think there is a town named Emer; Hammer
is a relatively popular Jewish surname.
Michael Bernet, New York
BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET, BERNERTH etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF: Frankfurt (Aron Wolf m. Babette Goldschmidt ca 1855) also in Wurzburg,
also Sali WOLF, Rotterdam