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Re: BRISK from Brisk-Litovsk/Saffed/Egypt/England/Singapore #general

Leslie Reich <LReich@...>
 

Wendy Dawer posted:
searching out any information regarding BRISK family - earliest known
member Morris BRISK, dob circa 1830 in Brest. Family belonged to hassidic
sect headed by Rabbi Soloveichik. In early 1800s, a branch of the family
moved to Saffed, and then on to Egypt. There were 3 brothers, one
remained in Egypt, one went to Singapore and the 3rd went to Manchester,
England in 1896. All 3 were in the textile business.
Cyndee Mestel commented:
" Major problem in your quest -- the Soloveichik family were not and are
not hassidic -- they were and are prominent and influential *non*-hassidic
rabbinic leaders. "

To this I would like to add two points.

a) Living in Manchester, I can confirm (>from ancient memory) that there
used to be a large textile company here (possibly in Whitworth St) called
M.Brisk Ltd

b) Re. the 'hassidic' member of the Soloveichik family. I am a sort of
mechutan to this distinguished clan.(My sister-in-law's sister is married
to the family's current head). Cyndee is indeed correct in asserting that
they are non-hassidic and no mention of such a connection is made in the
Hebrew biography of the family's progenitor, the Bais Halevi.

Nevertheless, there are rumours/rumors that one family prominent member
became a Hassidic rabbi. This is something I have never bothered to check
out.

Leslie Reich, Manchester


Tulchiner Cemetery in Philadelphia #general

zerakodesh@...
 

Hello
Is there anyone keeping records of the old Tulchiner Cemetery in
Philadelphia? Who would be able to advise me on this? Does any one still
visit this cemetery?
Thank you.
Esther Feinstein Sackheim
ZeraKodesh@aol.com


Re: London - Looking for a Burial Place - Thanks #general

robert.gleek <robert.gleek@...>
 

Yaacov,
I am so pleased that the information that I and others passed on was useful
and that you found the stone for the person you were looking for...
I should like to add that of all the cemeteries I have visited over the
last ten years, in my quest for information etc, the people at Edmonton
Federation have been the most helpful and patient.

The cemetery itself is a capsule >from history - some historic graves and
some beautifully sculptured stones. It is such a shame that vandals have
broken in over recent months causing untold damage, but if it is any
consolation I spoke with the chaps there who believe it is more likely to
be children than anti-semitic thugs, due to a lack of daubings etc.
Not that that makes things right of course...
Good Luck in your quest,
Daniel Gleek

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@eircom.nospam.net> wrote:
I'd like to thank to all the good people who answered my question about
London Cemeteries:
[snip]
I found my gggrandfather's burial site at Edmonton's Cemetery, which I'll
visit in my next trip to London in two weeks time. [snip]


GULLAN - Baltimore before 1980 #general

Jules Feldman
 

My grandmother Malka HURWITZ had a cousin in Baltimore by the name of
Nathan Gullan. Both the HURWITZ and the GULLAN families were from
Rokiskis, Lithuania.
Contact was lost in the early 1960s.
A search of the SSDI reveals dates of death for Nathan and his wife
Nettie.

Nathan GULLAN
b 25 Jan 1894
d Oct 1980
SSN 212-32-3772
issued: Maryland
Last Residence : Baltimore City, Md
Last Benefit : Baltimore City, Md

Nettie Gullan
b 20 Feb 1902
d Aug 1986
SSN 218-74-2333
issued: Maryland
Last Residence : Philadelphia, PA
Last Benefit : (none specified)

We know that Nathan and Nettie had 2 daughters Anne and Irene and a son,
first name unknown. If these names ring a bell please contact me.

Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel
Jules Feldman <jfeldman@yizrael.org.il>


Yiddish Translation-ViewMate #general

ADAM1GS@...
 

Have posted the image of the back of a postal card written in Yiddish
script on View Mate, VM 127, that was written by my aunt sometime in the
1930's. This is the only document that I have of her and I would truly
appreciate someone's help in translating the card.

Fred Klein
N. Falmouth, MA

Researching: YEZERSKI - Vilna, Bialystok, US
KREPEL/COHEN - Syedlitz, US
KORT - Vilna, ???
SHERESHNIEWSKI - Vilna, ???
KARELSKI - Vilna, US


Re: HOLLANDERSKI and Polish Jews in Paris #general

Lifshitz-Krams Anne
 

I am sorry, I missed the first mail about this question, and maybe my
answer is not pertinent.
1- Concerning the Hollanderskis in Paris, at least 2 of them have been
naturalized during the 19th century :
Leon, has been naturalized in March 14, 1871, he was in Paris since 1843
David has been naturalized December 23, 1899, he was born in Paris, but his
father Ephraïm was born in Suwalki and married in Paris in 1859.
I can give more informations about them privately.
2- About the Jews >from Suwalki in Paris: Paris has always been a great
center for Jewish migrations >from Eastern Europe. Some of them just stayed
some times and went farther (to USA), some settled down.
16.5% of the foreign Jews who married in Paris in 1848-1857 were born in
Poland or Russia, they were 29 % in 1868-72, 57% in 1895-1897.
Of the 1200 Jews naturalized 1815-1900 I studied, 260 were born in
Poland/Russia. 10 arrived in France before 1830, 30 in1830-1847, 45 between
1848 and 1869, 48 between 1870 and 1879 and 127 in 1880-88.
According to Michel Roblin ("Les Juifs de Paris: Demographie, economie,
culture", Paris, A et J. Picard, 1952), there was 4,000 Russian Jews in
Paris in 1880-1901 and 10,000 in 1901-1914.
A lot of books have been written about this Russian/Polish migration to
France.
Anne Lifshitz-Krams
Cercle de Genealogie Juive, Paris
http://www.genealoj.org

From: Burton Schreiber <schreibb@worldnet.att.net>

In the Lomza periodical a few months ago, there was a list of people from
Suwalki who were married in Paris, France, that is.
I wonder whether Paris was the place to go to marry, if you had enough
money. The list was quite long.


Searching Albert SILBERFELD #general

Alan Ehrlich <alan.ehrlich@...>
 

Can anybody in JewishGen give me Albert Silberfeld's current e-mail
address.
The one I have bounces.

Thank you

Alan Ehrlich
Geneva, Switzerland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: BRISK from Brisk-Litovsk/Saffed/Egypt/England/Singapore #general

Leslie Reich <LReich@...>
 

Wendy Dawer posted:
searching out any information regarding BRISK family - earliest known
member Morris BRISK, dob circa 1830 in Brest. Family belonged to hassidic
sect headed by Rabbi Soloveichik. In early 1800s, a branch of the family
moved to Saffed, and then on to Egypt. There were 3 brothers, one
remained in Egypt, one went to Singapore and the 3rd went to Manchester,
England in 1896. All 3 were in the textile business.
Cyndee Mestel commented:
" Major problem in your quest -- the Soloveichik family were not and are
not hassidic -- they were and are prominent and influential *non*-hassidic
rabbinic leaders. "

To this I would like to add two points.

a) Living in Manchester, I can confirm (>from ancient memory) that there
used to be a large textile company here (possibly in Whitworth St) called
M.Brisk Ltd

b) Re. the 'hassidic' member of the Soloveichik family. I am a sort of
mechutan to this distinguished clan.(My sister-in-law's sister is married
to the family's current head). Cyndee is indeed correct in asserting that
they are non-hassidic and no mention of such a connection is made in the
Hebrew biography of the family's progenitor, the Bais Halevi.

Nevertheless, there are rumours/rumors that one family prominent member
became a Hassidic rabbi. This is something I have never bothered to check
out.

Leslie Reich, Manchester


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tulchiner Cemetery in Philadelphia #general

zerakodesh@...
 

Hello
Is there anyone keeping records of the old Tulchiner Cemetery in
Philadelphia? Who would be able to advise me on this? Does any one still
visit this cemetery?
Thank you.
Esther Feinstein Sackheim
ZeraKodesh@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: London - Looking for a Burial Place - Thanks #general

robert.gleek <robert.gleek@...>
 

Yaacov,
I am so pleased that the information that I and others passed on was useful
and that you found the stone for the person you were looking for...
I should like to add that of all the cemeteries I have visited over the
last ten years, in my quest for information etc, the people at Edmonton
Federation have been the most helpful and patient.

The cemetery itself is a capsule >from history - some historic graves and
some beautifully sculptured stones. It is such a shame that vandals have
broken in over recent months causing untold damage, but if it is any
consolation I spoke with the chaps there who believe it is more likely to
be children than anti-semitic thugs, due to a lack of daubings etc.
Not that that makes things right of course...
Good Luck in your quest,
Daniel Gleek

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@eircom.nospam.net> wrote:
I'd like to thank to all the good people who answered my question about
London Cemeteries:
[snip]
I found my gggrandfather's burial site at Edmonton's Cemetery, which I'll
visit in my next trip to London in two weeks time. [snip]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GULLAN - Baltimore before 1980 #general

Jules Feldman
 

My grandmother Malka HURWITZ had a cousin in Baltimore by the name of
Nathan Gullan. Both the HURWITZ and the GULLAN families were from
Rokiskis, Lithuania.
Contact was lost in the early 1960s.
A search of the SSDI reveals dates of death for Nathan and his wife
Nettie.

Nathan GULLAN
b 25 Jan 1894
d Oct 1980
SSN 212-32-3772
issued: Maryland
Last Residence : Baltimore City, Md
Last Benefit : Baltimore City, Md

Nettie Gullan
b 20 Feb 1902
d Aug 1986
SSN 218-74-2333
issued: Maryland
Last Residence : Philadelphia, PA
Last Benefit : (none specified)

We know that Nathan and Nettie had 2 daughters Anne and Irene and a son,
first name unknown. If these names ring a bell please contact me.

Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel
Jules Feldman <jfeldman@yizrael.org.il>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish Translation-ViewMate #general

ADAM1GS@...
 

Have posted the image of the back of a postal card written in Yiddish
script on View Mate, VM 127, that was written by my aunt sometime in the
1930's. This is the only document that I have of her and I would truly
appreciate someone's help in translating the card.

Fred Klein
N. Falmouth, MA

Researching: YEZERSKI - Vilna, Bialystok, US
KREPEL/COHEN - Syedlitz, US
KORT - Vilna, ???
SHERESHNIEWSKI - Vilna, ???
KARELSKI - Vilna, US


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: HOLLANDERSKI and Polish Jews in Paris #general

Lifshitz-Krams Anne
 

I am sorry, I missed the first mail about this question, and maybe my
answer is not pertinent.
1- Concerning the Hollanderskis in Paris, at least 2 of them have been
naturalized during the 19th century :
Leon, has been naturalized in March 14, 1871, he was in Paris since 1843
David has been naturalized December 23, 1899, he was born in Paris, but his
father Ephraïm was born in Suwalki and married in Paris in 1859.
I can give more informations about them privately.
2- About the Jews >from Suwalki in Paris: Paris has always been a great
center for Jewish migrations >from Eastern Europe. Some of them just stayed
some times and went farther (to USA), some settled down.
16.5% of the foreign Jews who married in Paris in 1848-1857 were born in
Poland or Russia, they were 29 % in 1868-72, 57% in 1895-1897.
Of the 1200 Jews naturalized 1815-1900 I studied, 260 were born in
Poland/Russia. 10 arrived in France before 1830, 30 in1830-1847, 45 between
1848 and 1869, 48 between 1870 and 1879 and 127 in 1880-88.
According to Michel Roblin ("Les Juifs de Paris: Demographie, economie,
culture", Paris, A et J. Picard, 1952), there was 4,000 Russian Jews in
Paris in 1880-1901 and 10,000 in 1901-1914.
A lot of books have been written about this Russian/Polish migration to
France.
Anne Lifshitz-Krams
Cercle de Genealogie Juive, Paris
http://www.genealoj.org

From: Burton Schreiber <schreibb@worldnet.att.net>

In the Lomza periodical a few months ago, there was a list of people from
Suwalki who were married in Paris, France, that is.
I wonder whether Paris was the place to go to marry, if you had enough
money. The list was quite long.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Albert SILBERFELD #general

Alan Ehrlich <alan.ehrlich@...>
 

Can anybody in JewishGen give me Albert Silberfeld's current e-mail
address.
The one I have bounces.

Thank you

Alan Ehrlich
Geneva, Switzerland


Batya Untershatz-Landsman #general

Gurtler <gurtler@...>
 

I visited Batya yesterday at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital. I am happy to
report that she is finally on the mend. She told me that after many days of
very severe pain this was the first day that she really felt better.

She was very touched by the real outpouring of warmth and concern by the
JewishGen community.

David
David and Tina Gurtler
Jerusalem, Israel
gurtler@netvision.net.il


Batya Unterschatz #general

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

I just visited with Batya Unterschatz about an hour ago. She will be
released >from hospital tomorrow and barring unforseen
complications, should be at work after about another week.

She thanks everyone for their good wishes and for all the flowers.
She said all the flowers and visitors were >from jewishgen.

Israel Pickholtz


Re: Reuben vs. Zev Volev #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

On a relative's death certificate, the father is listed as Reuben.
However, the gravestone is inscribed as "Zev Volev" (in Hebrew).
Does anyone see a connection?
thank you
Myron Reicher
Zev Volev appears to be a Yiddish spelling for Zev Wolf. These two names
frequently go together because Ze'ev is Hebrew for wolf.

However, they don't normally go with Reuben (Jacob's eldest son) but with
Benjamin (Jacob's youngest son). "Binyamin Ze'ev" is a common combination
because the biblical text juxtaposes Binyamin with Ze'ev in the phrase
<Binyamin ze'ev yitraf> -- "Benjamin is a ravenous wolf" (Genesis 49:27)

Judith Romney Wegner


Is this a Jewish surname #general

Claudia Oliver <falcieri@...>
 

Dear List,

I am trying to research my g-g-g-grandfather in Italy.
His name was Giovanni Battista Falcieri and though I
don't know it for sure I am lead to believe that
Falcieri is Venetian in origin and that it is Jewish.

Falcieri was a gondolier by trade and was born in
Venice in 1798. His father's name was Vincenzo. In
1831 Falcieri came to England and married a C of E
English Woman in London in 1849.

I have found only 30 people with the surname Falcieri
left in Italy and have written to them all. One of
them came back to me saying that it was a Jewish name
in origin and it is interesting that there is a rumour
in our family that one of our relatives was Jewish so
this could well tie in.

However, I have been unable to find out much about the
surname. It seems to be extremely rare and I am
confident that my relation was the only one of that
name to ever set foot in this country. I am in the UK
but desperately trying to piece together the story.

Any help gratefully received as I have reached many
brickwalls and need a break through!

With regards and thanks in advance for your help.

Claudia Oliver
(UK)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Batya Untershatz-Landsman #general

Gurtler <gurtler@...>
 

I visited Batya yesterday at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital. I am happy to
report that she is finally on the mend. She told me that after many days of
very severe pain this was the first day that she really felt better.

She was very touched by the real outpouring of warmth and concern by the
JewishGen community.

David
David and Tina Gurtler
Jerusalem, Israel
gurtler@netvision.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Batya Unterschatz #general

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

I just visited with Batya Unterschatz about an hour ago. She will be
released >from hospital tomorrow and barring unforseen
complications, should be at work after about another week.

She thanks everyone for their good wishes and for all the flowers.
She said all the flowers and visitors were >from jewishgen.

Israel Pickholtz