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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Eddie CANTOR #general

NYPDDAVE@...
 

I am trying to find people who might be researching Eddie CANTOR.
I was told that Eddie was my Grandfather's cousin. I am finding it
difficult to establish any connections.

I do have Eddie's death certificate, his marriage certificate to Ira
TOBIAS and his mother's, Meta ISKOWITZ's death certificate.

I am trying to obtain Eddie's birth certificate born 1/31/1892 as per
his death certificate, SS application and his book Take My Life. I have
checked the NYC archives 3x to no avail. I have tried under Isidore
ITKOWITZ ( His real name up until age 6) and Iskowitz >from 1890 to
1894 still nothing. I am also trying to obtain his father's death
certificate Michael Iskowitz, Itzkowitz died between 1894 nd 1897, but
also no luck. Lastly, I am trying to get his grandmother's death
certificate Esther KANTROWITZ died sometime after 1905.

Does anyone have any of these documents or have any leads. Please let me
know.

Thanks,
Dave Pitchon

PS a great book on Eddie Cantor's life as written by himself and Jane
Kesner Ardmore is Take My Life 1957.


Eddie CANTOR #general

NYPDDAVE@...
 

I am trying to find people who might be researching Eddie CANTOR.
I was told that Eddie was my Grandfather's cousin. I am finding it
difficult to establish any connections.

I do have Eddie's death certificate, his marriage certificate to Ira
TOBIAS and his mother's, Meta ISKOWITZ's death certificate.

I am trying to obtain Eddie's birth certificate born 1/31/1892 as per
his death certificate, SS application and his book Take My Life. I have
checked the NYC archives 3x to no avail. I have tried under Isidore
ITKOWITZ ( His real name up until age 6) and Iskowitz >from 1890 to
1894 still nothing. I am also trying to obtain his father's death
certificate Michael Iskowitz, Itzkowitz died between 1894 nd 1897, but
also no luck. Lastly, I am trying to get his grandmother's death
certificate Esther KANTROWITZ died sometime after 1905.

Does anyone have any of these documents or have any leads. Please let me
know.

Thanks,
Dave Pitchon

PS a great book on Eddie Cantor's life as written by himself and Jane
Kesner Ardmore is Take My Life 1957.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chief Rabbi of London and/or England #general

Harvey Kaplan <harvey@...>
 

I think that there may have been a few cases of Scots in Eastern Europe
passing on their surnames, but probably most Jews took surnames a long time
after the main influx of Scots in the Baltic.

Probably just coincidence, in my opinion. The spelling of surnames has
changed so much over the years - either by design or "corruption". Mr
Fagerson in Scotland became Ferguson, but we shouldn't read too much into
all this.

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland


Re: Chief Rabbi of London and/or England #general

Harvey Kaplan <harvey@...>
 

I think that there may have been a few cases of Scots in Eastern Europe
passing on their surnames, but probably most Jews took surnames a long time
after the main influx of Scots in the Baltic.

Probably just coincidence, in my opinion. The spelling of surnames has
changed so much over the years - either by design or "corruption". Mr
Fagerson in Scotland became Ferguson, but we shouldn't read too much into
all this.

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BRODIE, GORDON, HAVKINS and ShtettelSeeker #general

MBernet@...
 

yairharu@... writes:

<< 3. The same sort of thing could have happened to a Scotsman by the name of
Brodie. I have reason to believe that there is a town by the name of Brodie
(or something like that) somewhere in North-Eastern Europe, which could
have been named after a Scots engineer/military man, thus passing his name
on to Jews who originated in "his" town. >>

A quick search through ShtettellSeeker shows there are four Brodys or
Brodies in Belarus, one in the Czech republic, one in Lithuania and
fourteen in Poland. I stopped looking further, and I left out all the many
close and plausibhle variants.

I don't think they were all named after a Scotsman--in fact, having lived
for many years close to the Scottish border (in Rabbi Brodie's native town,
Newcastle) and some time in the Scottish Highlands, I never once came across
a Scotsman by that name.

Here's a useful tip for Jewish genealogists: whenever you come across a new
family name, check out ShtettellSeeker; it may give you a clue to the meaning
of the name and to the family's geographic origin. (Drop off the final "er"
of course as in Wiener, Hamburger, Frankfurter etc.

I have, however, come across a family in Israel named Havkin which I suspect
might be a variant of Hawkins. A Haffkin is mentioned in the EncJud but the
application crashes every time I click on his name.

As for Gordon, Lord George Gordon, the scion of British nobility, converted
to Judaism. He was jailed--because of his new faith many suspect--and died
in Newgate Prison where he had a daily minyan and ate only kosher food. He
was never in Eastern Europe. I suspect that the Jewish Gordons were called
after a location, too--but I'm not going to look that one up in
ShtettellSeeker.
Michael Bernet


BRODIE, GORDON, HAVKINS and ShtettelSeeker #general

MBernet@...
 

yairharu@... writes:

<< 3. The same sort of thing could have happened to a Scotsman by the name of
Brodie. I have reason to believe that there is a town by the name of Brodie
(or something like that) somewhere in North-Eastern Europe, which could
have been named after a Scots engineer/military man, thus passing his name
on to Jews who originated in "his" town. >>

A quick search through ShtettellSeeker shows there are four Brodys or
Brodies in Belarus, one in the Czech republic, one in Lithuania and
fourteen in Poland. I stopped looking further, and I left out all the many
close and plausibhle variants.

I don't think they were all named after a Scotsman--in fact, having lived
for many years close to the Scottish border (in Rabbi Brodie's native town,
Newcastle) and some time in the Scottish Highlands, I never once came across
a Scotsman by that name.

Here's a useful tip for Jewish genealogists: whenever you come across a new
family name, check out ShtettellSeeker; it may give you a clue to the meaning
of the name and to the family's geographic origin. (Drop off the final "er"
of course as in Wiener, Hamburger, Frankfurter etc.

I have, however, come across a family in Israel named Havkin which I suspect
might be a variant of Hawkins. A Haffkin is mentioned in the EncJud but the
application crashes every time I click on his name.

As for Gordon, Lord George Gordon, the scion of British nobility, converted
to Judaism. He was jailed--because of his new faith many suspect--and died
in Newgate Prison where he had a daily minyan and ate only kosher food. He
was never in Eastern Europe. I suspect that the Jewish Gordons were called
after a location, too--but I'm not going to look that one up in
ShtettellSeeker.
Michael Bernet


Re: rabbi of Lask #general

Stephen T. Falk <sfalk81162@...>
 

I have information on the descendants of one of the children of Meier HEINDELS
and his wife (daughter of R. GOLDES of Lask). I do not know her name. She
married Moses WYSZEGRAD. Moses had a son Isaak LASKER and I have information
on this family.

The information comes >from the 1930s publication "Familientafel Kalischer".
This compilation focuses mainly on the KALISCHER family, but also includes many
collateral family trees.

Please contact me for more information.

Best regards,
Stephen Falk

Wayne, PA
sfalk81162@...

Searching: all in Breslau (and in)
FALK (Lissa) FREUND (Schmiegel) BACH (Inowroclaw-Tarnowitz-Myslowitz) PERL
(Kieferstadtel) IMMERWAHR (Brieg-Kreuzberg) SILBERSTEIN (Brieg)
KALISCHER (Lissa-Thorn-Kalisch)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: rabbi of Lask #general

Stephen T. Falk <sfalk81162@...>
 

I have information on the descendants of one of the children of Meier HEINDELS
and his wife (daughter of R. GOLDES of Lask). I do not know her name. She
married Moses WYSZEGRAD. Moses had a son Isaak LASKER and I have information
on this family.

The information comes >from the 1930s publication "Familientafel Kalischer".
This compilation focuses mainly on the KALISCHER family, but also includes many
collateral family trees.

Please contact me for more information.

Best regards,
Stephen Falk

Wayne, PA
sfalk81162@...

Searching: all in Breslau (and in)
FALK (Lissa) FREUND (Schmiegel) BACH (Inowroclaw-Tarnowitz-Myslowitz) PERL
(Kieferstadtel) IMMERWAHR (Brieg-Kreuzberg) SILBERSTEIN (Brieg)
KALISCHER (Lissa-Thorn-Kalisch)


Re: EZZIS #general

Sam & Charlotte <samchar@...>
 

Someone wrote to me regarding her search for EZZIS. I hit the wrong key
and the message disappeared. Please write me again.


Charlotte Showel
Las Vegas Nevada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: EZZIS #general

Sam & Charlotte <samchar@...>
 

Someone wrote to me regarding her search for EZZIS. I hit the wrong key
and the message disappeared. Please write me again.


Charlotte Showel
Las Vegas Nevada


PUPLUCHIK - PEREPLUCHIK - LEVY from Odessa #general

LewisBaratz <fiocco@...>
 

Searching for PUPLUCHIK or PEREPLUCHIK , originally >from Odessa. The
family changed its name to LEVY c. 1900 - One cousin went to Toronto by
the 1930s - that's the family I'm trying to locate - There was perhaps
a Taube Levy.
Thanks.

Dr. Lewis Baratz
fiocco@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PUPLUCHIK - PEREPLUCHIK - LEVY from Odessa #general

LewisBaratz <fiocco@...>
 

Searching for PUPLUCHIK or PEREPLUCHIK , originally >from Odessa. The
family changed its name to LEVY c. 1900 - One cousin went to Toronto by
the 1930s - that's the family I'm trying to locate - There was perhaps
a Taube Levy.
Thanks.

Dr. Lewis Baratz
fiocco@...


JACOBS (JACOBOVITZ) Surname #general

dmumphre@...
 

Eli - b. Hungary, d. Tennessee
Married: Minnie Schwartz - b. Austria, d. Louisiana

Their Children:

Aldolph - b. Tennessee, d. Tennessee (married Ethel Cohen)
Julius - b. Tennessee, d. Arkansas (married Margarete Rosenthal)
Katie - b. Tennessee, d. Louisiana (married David L. Feldman)

Other Jacobs Family Information I have:

Eli's Parents:

Joseph Aaron Jacobovitz (born and died in Hungary)
Esther Lieb (born and died in Hungary)

Eli's siblings:

Louis, Harry, Alex, Morris, Julius all immigrated to the United States, all
of them I *think* to Tennessee. Other siblings are, Julius, Solomon, Leah
(married Leopold Schlanger in Europe), and Pearl (married Samuel Greenbaum).
Some of Leah's and Pearl's children did immigrate to the US, but most were
murdered during the Holocaust as was Solomon and his entire family as best
I know.

The name was shortened >from Jacobovitz to Jacobs by Eli (???) at some
point, but I dont know exactly when, or if all of his brothers shortened
their names as well.

Denise Feldman Mumphrey
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
reply to: dmumphre@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JACOBS (JACOBOVITZ) Surname #general

dmumphre@...
 

Eli - b. Hungary, d. Tennessee
Married: Minnie Schwartz - b. Austria, d. Louisiana

Their Children:

Aldolph - b. Tennessee, d. Tennessee (married Ethel Cohen)
Julius - b. Tennessee, d. Arkansas (married Margarete Rosenthal)
Katie - b. Tennessee, d. Louisiana (married David L. Feldman)

Other Jacobs Family Information I have:

Eli's Parents:

Joseph Aaron Jacobovitz (born and died in Hungary)
Esther Lieb (born and died in Hungary)

Eli's siblings:

Louis, Harry, Alex, Morris, Julius all immigrated to the United States, all
of them I *think* to Tennessee. Other siblings are, Julius, Solomon, Leah
(married Leopold Schlanger in Europe), and Pearl (married Samuel Greenbaum).
Some of Leah's and Pearl's children did immigrate to the US, but most were
murdered during the Holocaust as was Solomon and his entire family as best
I know.

The name was shortened >from Jacobovitz to Jacobs by Eli (???) at some
point, but I dont know exactly when, or if all of his brothers shortened
their names as well.

Denise Feldman Mumphrey
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
reply to: dmumphre@...


GOLDSTEIN Surname #general

dmumphre@...
 

Harry - b. ??, d. Texas
Married: Fannie Goldsmith - b. ?? , d. Texas*

*Fannie was murdered by a man robbing their family store. I have several
articles >from the paper (the original ones), however, havent been able to
find out if the man was ever captured and convicted. Any suggestions?

Their Children:

Sara - b. New York, d. Texas (married Sol Zablidowsky)
Louis - b. New York, d. ?? (no marriage info avail)
Rose - b. New York, d. Texas (married Jacob Greenberg)
Abe - b. New York, d. Texas (first wife, unknown - second wife: Clara Belle
??)
Baby Boy - b. New York (died at birth)
Mary - b. New York, d. ?? (married ?? Springer)
Esther - b. Texas d. Texas (died at age 1 month)
Morris - b. Texas d. Texas (married Ida Sarah *Euckie* Goldstein)
Esidore - b. Texas d. ?? (no marriage info avail.)
Sam "Red" - b. Texas, (possibly still living, cant make contact with him if
so, and he never married)
Helen - b. Texas, d. Texas (married James Luquette)
Baby Boy - b. Texas, d. Texas (died at birth)

Denise Feldman Mumphrey
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
reply to: dmumphre@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GOLDSTEIN Surname #general

dmumphre@...
 

Harry - b. ??, d. Texas
Married: Fannie Goldsmith - b. ?? , d. Texas*

*Fannie was murdered by a man robbing their family store. I have several
articles >from the paper (the original ones), however, havent been able to
find out if the man was ever captured and convicted. Any suggestions?

Their Children:

Sara - b. New York, d. Texas (married Sol Zablidowsky)
Louis - b. New York, d. ?? (no marriage info avail)
Rose - b. New York, d. Texas (married Jacob Greenberg)
Abe - b. New York, d. Texas (first wife, unknown - second wife: Clara Belle
??)
Baby Boy - b. New York (died at birth)
Mary - b. New York, d. ?? (married ?? Springer)
Esther - b. Texas d. Texas (died at age 1 month)
Morris - b. Texas d. Texas (married Ida Sarah *Euckie* Goldstein)
Esidore - b. Texas d. ?? (no marriage info avail.)
Sam "Red" - b. Texas, (possibly still living, cant make contact with him if
so, and he never married)
Helen - b. Texas, d. Texas (married James Luquette)
Baby Boy - b. Texas, d. Texas (died at birth)

Denise Feldman Mumphrey
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
reply to: dmumphre@...


GREENBERG Surname #general

dmumphre@...
 

Frank - b. Poland, d. Texas
Married Sprincey Aberams - b. Russia, d. Louisiana

Their Children:

2 unknown children, both died before mid 1900
Ben - b. Poland, d. Texas (married Jennie Greenberg)*
David - b. ?? , d. Texas (married Celia Greenberg)*
* - Jennie and Celia were sisters
Jacob - b. Poland, d. Texas (married Rose Goldstein)
Sadie - b. Illinois, d. Texas??
Annie - b. Illinois, d. Texas??
Rose - b. Illinois, d. ?? (married ?? Moskowitz)
Dorothea - b. ??, d. Texas? (married ?? Bushman)
Gertrude - b. ??, d. Texas (died at age 23)

***Second wife of Frank, was "Fannie". All I know is that they married
after June 1916.

Denise Feldman Mumphrey
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
reply to: dmumphre@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GREENBERG Surname #general

dmumphre@...
 

Frank - b. Poland, d. Texas
Married Sprincey Aberams - b. Russia, d. Louisiana

Their Children:

2 unknown children, both died before mid 1900
Ben - b. Poland, d. Texas (married Jennie Greenberg)*
David - b. ?? , d. Texas (married Celia Greenberg)*
* - Jennie and Celia were sisters
Jacob - b. Poland, d. Texas (married Rose Goldstein)
Sadie - b. Illinois, d. Texas??
Annie - b. Illinois, d. Texas??
Rose - b. Illinois, d. ?? (married ?? Moskowitz)
Dorothea - b. ??, d. Texas? (married ?? Bushman)
Gertrude - b. ??, d. Texas (died at age 23)

***Second wife of Frank, was "Fannie". All I know is that they married
after June 1916.

Denise Feldman Mumphrey
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
reply to: dmumphre@...


FELDMAN surname #general

dmumphre@...
 

Hey Genners,

I think I posted this quite some time ago, but thought that since I've
picked it up again, I'd repost. This is a list of names/places for my
FELDMAN surname, and in following emails will be the other surnames I am
searching.

Joseph - born in Hungary, died in Scranton, PA
married: Leba Friedman - b. Hungary, d. in PA

Their Children:

William - b. Hungary, d. Louisiana (married Flora Ascher)
David L. - b. PA, d. Louisiana (married Katie Jacobs)
Jacob - b. Hungary, d. Louisiana?? (married Birdie ??)
Edward - b. ??, d. Texas (married Leah ??)
Benjamin - b. ??, d. PA (married Reva Diner)
Ida - b. PA, d. Louisiana (married Bernard Manhiem)
Mary - b. Hungary, d. PA (married Benjamin Klein)
Esther - b. PA, d. Texas or Louisiana (married Leo/Louis Loevy)
Hannah - b. PA, d. Texas (married Harry Jacobs)
Lena - b. Hungary, d. PA (married Adam Jacobs)
Sarah - b. PA, d. PA (died as teenager)
Sander - b. PA, d. PA (married Lizzie ??)

NOTE: As far as I know, none of the "Jacobs" that the children married
were related. Matter of fact, I know for a fact, that Katie Jacobs wasnt
related to either Harry or Adam and because of the age difference between
Lena and Sarah, I dont see how their spouses were related either.

Any connections anywhere???

Denise Feldman Mumphrey
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
reply to: dmumphre@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FELDMAN surname #general

dmumphre@...
 

Hey Genners,

I think I posted this quite some time ago, but thought that since I've
picked it up again, I'd repost. This is a list of names/places for my
FELDMAN surname, and in following emails will be the other surnames I am
searching.

Joseph - born in Hungary, died in Scranton, PA
married: Leba Friedman - b. Hungary, d. in PA

Their Children:

William - b. Hungary, d. Louisiana (married Flora Ascher)
David L. - b. PA, d. Louisiana (married Katie Jacobs)
Jacob - b. Hungary, d. Louisiana?? (married Birdie ??)
Edward - b. ??, d. Texas (married Leah ??)
Benjamin - b. ??, d. PA (married Reva Diner)
Ida - b. PA, d. Louisiana (married Bernard Manhiem)
Mary - b. Hungary, d. PA (married Benjamin Klein)
Esther - b. PA, d. Texas or Louisiana (married Leo/Louis Loevy)
Hannah - b. PA, d. Texas (married Harry Jacobs)
Lena - b. Hungary, d. PA (married Adam Jacobs)
Sarah - b. PA, d. PA (died as teenager)
Sander - b. PA, d. PA (married Lizzie ??)

NOTE: As far as I know, none of the "Jacobs" that the children married
were related. Matter of fact, I know for a fact, that Katie Jacobs wasnt
related to either Harry or Adam and because of the age difference between
Lena and Sarah, I dont see how their spouses were related either.

Any connections anywhere???

Denise Feldman Mumphrey
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
reply to: dmumphre@...