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Towms in the former Austrian-Hungarian Empire #general

Dottie Miller
 

Dear Genners,

I am researching the origins of MEHLER >from present-day Posada, Poland,
and ROSENWASSER >from present-day Mikova, Slovinia.Have any of you heard
of these towns? I can locate the latter through ShetlSeeker but not
Posada. In what countries would these towns have been prior to WWI?

Thank you!

Dottie Miller
San Antonio, TX


Searching ISLER/EISLER from POZNAN,PO/PRUSSIA #lithuania

Rlberliner@...
 

Recent research has revealed the possibility that my grandfather, JOSEPH
JACOBS, and family, had the original surname of ISLER/EISLER. Also, that the family was >from the city of POZNAN and at that time it would have been either in POLAND or PRUSSIA.

My grandfather was born in 1844 and his brother, Abraham, was born in 1864. There were probably siblings in between but we have no information about this probability.

Thank you for feedback.

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@aol.com
Searching: ISLER/EISLER (>from JACOBS) in Poznan, Poland or Prussia, mid 1800s

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Towms in the former Austrian-Hungarian Empire #general

Dottie Miller
 

Dear Genners,

I am researching the origins of MEHLER >from present-day Posada, Poland,
and ROSENWASSER >from present-day Mikova, Slovinia.Have any of you heard
of these towns? I can locate the latter through ShetlSeeker but not
Posada. In what countries would these towns have been prior to WWI?

Thank you!

Dottie Miller
San Antonio, TX


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Searching ISLER/EISLER from POZNAN,PO/PRUSSIA #lithuania

Rlberliner@...
 

Recent research has revealed the possibility that my grandfather, JOSEPH
JACOBS, and family, had the original surname of ISLER/EISLER. Also, that the family was >from the city of POZNAN and at that time it would have been either in POLAND or PRUSSIA.

My grandfather was born in 1844 and his brother, Abraham, was born in 1864. There were probably siblings in between but we have no information about this probability.

Thank you for feedback.

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@aol.com
Searching: ISLER/EISLER (>from JACOBS) in Poznan, Poland or Prussia, mid 1800s

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Virus warning #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

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Do not open any mail >from this e-mail address. Delete it >from your e-mail
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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Virus warning #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

We have been asked by JewishGen's Operations Center to alert subscribers to the LitvakSIG Digest that:

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is infected with the Win32/MyPart.A@mm. worm virus.

Do not open any mail >from this e-mail address. Delete it >from your e-mail
immediately, and then delete it >from your trash or recycle bin.

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exhibition #lithuania

Joanne Soroka <joanne.soroka@...>
 

"Unmarked Lives" is a touring exhibition of tapestries, textiles and
paperworks about the lives of my ancestors. Its next venue is Hart House,
University of Toronto, the last of its five North American venues. It will
open on Feb 7th at 5 pm. For further information on the exhibition, phone
Hart House at 416 978 8398. I will also give a talk about my work to the
Jewish Genealogical Society at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Feb 10th. All SIG members are invited to attend, but please contact Penny Gross of the JGS at
p.gross@rogers.com.

My forebears were immigrants to Canada and came >from Ukraine, Lithuania,
Scotland and Japan. I have done extensive research on their lives and the
places they came from, much aided by the databases of JewishGen, LitvakSIG
and UkraineSIG and the many people I have corresponded with. My aim is to
honour and commemorate the ordinary people who were my ancestors and
therefore all our ancestors. The theme is that we are all related, that we
are brothers and sisters.

The imagery is mainly abstract but has a symbolic meaning for me. For
example, the hull of an upturned boat on a beach in Lithuania became, for
me, the symbol of my great-grandmother's hopes of an escape to the New
World. I feel that weaving is the appropriate metaphor for telling the manystories which combine to form a family history.

The exhibition includes 40 pieces of work and continues until March 7th. A
catalogue is available. Its next venues will be in Scotland. If you wish
to contact me, I will be here until Feb 1st.

Joanne Soroka

Researching AIZENMAN (ISSENMAN), Seda, Lithuania; BERGAUZ, SILVERMAN,
Leckava, Lithuania; GREGORSKY, FRANK, VALEDNITZKY, WENER, Uman and
Pokatilovo, Ukraine.

5 Carlton Street
Edinburgh EH4 1NE
Scotland, UK


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania exhibition #lithuania

Joanne Soroka <joanne.soroka@...>
 

"Unmarked Lives" is a touring exhibition of tapestries, textiles and
paperworks about the lives of my ancestors. Its next venue is Hart House,
University of Toronto, the last of its five North American venues. It will
open on Feb 7th at 5 pm. For further information on the exhibition, phone
Hart House at 416 978 8398. I will also give a talk about my work to the
Jewish Genealogical Society at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Feb 10th. All SIG members are invited to attend, but please contact Penny Gross of the JGS at
p.gross@rogers.com.

My forebears were immigrants to Canada and came >from Ukraine, Lithuania,
Scotland and Japan. I have done extensive research on their lives and the
places they came from, much aided by the databases of JewishGen, LitvakSIG
and UkraineSIG and the many people I have corresponded with. My aim is to
honour and commemorate the ordinary people who were my ancestors and
therefore all our ancestors. The theme is that we are all related, that we
are brothers and sisters.

The imagery is mainly abstract but has a symbolic meaning for me. For
example, the hull of an upturned boat on a beach in Lithuania became, for
me, the symbol of my great-grandmother's hopes of an escape to the New
World. I feel that weaving is the appropriate metaphor for telling the manystories which combine to form a family history.

The exhibition includes 40 pieces of work and continues until March 7th. A
catalogue is available. Its next venues will be in Scotland. If you wish
to contact me, I will be here until Feb 1st.

Joanne Soroka

Researching AIZENMAN (ISSENMAN), Seda, Lithuania; BERGAUZ, SILVERMAN,
Leckava, Lithuania; GREGORSKY, FRANK, VALEDNITZKY, WENER, Uman and
Pokatilovo, Ukraine.

5 Carlton Street
Edinburgh EH4 1NE
Scotland, UK


JewRoots #general

Joyce Eastman <wldwoman1@...>
 

Has anyone heard of an organization called JewRoots? They also have a
website. If anyone has used their "free" services I would be interested
to hear >from them. Their e-mail mentioned free services, however, their
website does not. The e-mail I received >from them was completely
unsolicited by me.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewRoots #general

Joyce Eastman <wldwoman1@...>
 

Has anyone heard of an organization called JewRoots? They also have a
website. If anyone has used their "free" services I would be interested
to hear >from them. Their e-mail mentioned free services, however, their
website does not. The e-mail I received >from them was completely
unsolicited by me.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA

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Searching Shtetls in Russia or Ukraine #general

AviDov@...
 

EIDB shows two questionable locations which I do not find on my
map,namely :
Gitni and Udomon .All surnames are NUTKIS.
The first location is for 3 relatives who arrived in 1911 (date or ship
not shown) and the 2nd is for my paternal Grand father who came in 1922.

The same source shows 2 uncles and 1 aunt(by marriage) entering in 1923
from Warsaw,but I know they only stopped there for a wedding,enroute >from
Podolye Gubernya in the Ukraine.
There were 3 other family members(>from GITNI)who came in 1911 .

How can I the ship(s) names and dates for the above ? Abe Nutkis


ASKANAS, A.-Kansas City, Missouri #general

Maurine McLellan <maurine@...>
 

I am searching for information on A. ASKANAS who was president of Keneseth
Israel Beth Shalom Congregation (Kansas City, Missouri) in 1912.

Please reply to:

maurine@bethshalomkc.org

Thanks,
Maurine McLellan
Kansas City, MO


Cornish Avenue, New York City #general

Randsboxer@...
 

Good Evening Group, My husband was born in 1942 and the apartment house he
lived in and apartment house his grandmother lived in opened onto Cornish
Avenue in New York City. We are trying to obtain the name of elementary
school which would have been in this area.

School would have been in walking distance - no public means of
transportation were taken.

TIA

Rose Boxer
Ocala, FL


Re: Translation, please #general

sallybru <sallybru@...>
 

Father Jakob was a peddlar >from Weitentrebetisch, living in Teplitz.
Son of Anna Slansky >from Kripel (bei Horowitz-Horovice)

Mother: Marie daughter of Elisabeth Lowy >from Luk.

Wow, you got the parents and grandmothers (I wonder if the grandfathers
were dead because you would think they would be mentioned).

Sally Bruckheimer
Albany, NY


KLINEGESUNDT #general

chaim l hymanson <chaimleibhacohen@...>
 

BS"D
Dear Jewishgen,
My name is Chaim Leib Hyamson I am originally >from Manchester,
where my family settled upon emigration to the UK. I am looking for
my great grandfathers family who were last living in Riga (Russia) in
1939.
My great grandfather was one of 11 brothers >from a family called
KLEINGESUNDT (or some variant spelling thereof) pronounced "Kline-
Gesundt." (KLINEGESUNDT, KLYNEGESUNDT, KLIENGESUNDT, KLINEGEZUNT,
KLEINGEZUNT Or GEZUNDT / GESZUNT / GESZUNDT / GISUNDT / GIZUNDT ETC)
The spelling in English does not need to be the same, as the spelling for
our family is unique >from being in England.

My great-grandfather Chaim Shnuer Zalman KLYNE (Simon) had his name
changed upon entrance to England. I am not sure if this was his
choice or the whim of the emigration officials or perhaps something
necessary to leave Riga and gain entrance to the UK.

My grandfather was a Chossid of the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe,
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn. He last visited the Rebbe in
1930 while he was in Riga. The Rebbe instructed him then to return to
Manchester with Rabbi Dubov, who later became the Rav of the
Lubavitcher community in Manchester and a mashgiach of the
Manchester Yeshiva. There is a whole story of how the Rebbe was saved by
taking Rabbi Dubovs job as Rov of Riga. This however, left the Rov
without a job, so the Rebbe told him to go to Manchester.
He and my greatgrandfather (obm) returned to England. My ggfather had
started a shul in Manchester, and the Rabbi Dubov became the Rov for the
Lubavitcher killah there.

I am looking for information about the other 11 brothers left
behind in Riga, perhaps they or their children somehow managed to escape
the Germans (yimach shemam) and make it to Russia, Samarkand, the USA,
Israel or elsewhere.

Thanking you in advance,
Chaim Leib Hymanson


Thanks #general

victoria shcherbakov <vshcher1@...>
 

Dear all,

Many thanks for your responses regarding Fuchs, Luk-Zilberman and Khalifman
families.
I'd like to share some information about Fuchs family. There are two
brothers on my research list, they are don Fuchs who was born in Ukraine
in Mogilev-Podolsk region settlement in 1871 and Itskhak Fuchs who was
killed in July,1941 in jewish settlement Ozarentsy. don Fuchs moved to
Odessa, then to Chernovtsi and then immigrated to Vienna.He was a cantor
in Vienna. Later on, in 1921 he immigrated to USA.
Itskhak Fuchs is ggf of my wife.

Sincerly yours,

Sergey SHCHERBAKOV.


Does Louis = Leiser = Wolf? #general

Mary D. Taffet <mdtaffet@...>
 

Hello all,

I am researching my husband's ancestors who are all Jewish, most from
the area that is today in the Ukraine, but some of them appear to have
come >from the area that is today in Poland.

I had long wanted to get started on his family, but it didn't happen
until I ordered copies of the Social Security applications for his
grandparents, which gave me the names of the prior generation (well,
mostly anyhow...).

I have had some success on his HOMLEVSKY line. I found them in the 1920
census, then got the naturalization petition for Morris HOMLEVSKY and
also found the family on the passenger manifest at the Ellis Island
website (though it took some real sleuthing -- they were indexed as
NOMCHEWSKY and had their Yiddish names instead of their Anglicized names
that were found in the census). They were >from the Poltava area of
Ukraine, possibly in Piryatin.

Right now I am working on another set of great-grandparents. In the
1910 census they show up as Louis RUBIN (father), Jennie RUBIN (mother,
and children William, Susie (Sonya), Ida and Anne/Annie. Daughter
Tillie must have married and/or been on her own at the time as she is
not listed with them. I have the naturalization petitions for Louis
RUBIN and his son William RUBIN. Louis RUBIN, who was born in
Elisabethgrad, Russia (now Kirovograd, Ukraine), is shown with wife
Jennie (Bess) born in Jaser (or Jasev?) Colony in Russia, daughter
Thielie, son William, daughter Susie, daughter Ida and daughter Annie.
It says that he came >from Liverpool via the ship "Lake Ontario" to the
port of Quebec, and thence by train to NYC. William also came to NYC
from Canada, but over a full year later, and had spent time in
Montreal. The address shown on the declaration of intent and the 1910
census is the same. OK so far.

Just yesterday, I managed to find a record that fits the criteria on the
soundex index to the St. Alban's border crossings, except for the name.
I found a Leiser RUBIN who had come >from Liverpool on the Lake Ontario
to the port of Quebec, and was then going to NYC. The date on the
border crossing is the same date given in the naturalization petition,
and the occupation and age were right. I'm thinking that Leiser is
probably the Yiddish name for a person who later became known as Louis
(border crossing was in 1900, and the next record I have is the 1910
census where he is Louis RUBIN). Still OK.

Then today, I received a copy of the "Certificate and Record of
Marriage" of my husband's grandparents, Isidore/Irving SIEGEL and Ida
RUBIN. In that marriage certificate, her father's name is listed as
"Wolf".

Thus my question. I'm assuming that Leiser = Louis, but how does Wolf
fit into the picture? Was that a translation for one of those names, or
was it perhaps an additional name that he might have been known by?

In her social security application, Ida Rubin Siegel wrote that her
father's name was Louis RUBIN and that her mother's name was Jane
GOLDBLATT. On her marriage certificate, it shows Wolf as her father's
name and Jennie GREENBLATT as her mother's name. [A case of confusion
in her old age, where one color starting with 'G' might have been
substituted for another??????....perhaps she said GOLDBLATT when she
meant GREENBLATT?????].

Her father shows up for sure as Louis RUBIN in the 1910 census, in the
naturalization records (dated 1910, 1912 & 1913), and in the 1920
census. Yet she shows him as Wolf in her 1913 marriage certificate.
I'm just curious why.... Can anybody help me understand?

-- Thanks,
Mary Taffet
Syracuse, NY
mdtaffet@syr.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Shtetls in Russia or Ukraine #general

AviDov@...
 

EIDB shows two questionable locations which I do not find on my
map,namely :
Gitni and Udomon .All surnames are NUTKIS.
The first location is for 3 relatives who arrived in 1911 (date or ship
not shown) and the 2nd is for my paternal Grand father who came in 1922.

The same source shows 2 uncles and 1 aunt(by marriage) entering in 1923
from Warsaw,but I know they only stopped there for a wedding,enroute >from
Podolye Gubernya in the Ukraine.
There were 3 other family members(>from GITNI)who came in 1911 .

How can I the ship(s) names and dates for the above ? Abe Nutkis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ASKANAS, A.-Kansas City, Missouri #general

Maurine McLellan <maurine@...>
 

I am searching for information on A. ASKANAS who was president of Keneseth
Israel Beth Shalom Congregation (Kansas City, Missouri) in 1912.

Please reply to:

maurine@bethshalomkc.org

Thanks,
Maurine McLellan
Kansas City, MO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cornish Avenue, New York City #general

Randsboxer@...
 

Good Evening Group, My husband was born in 1942 and the apartment house he
lived in and apartment house his grandmother lived in opened onto Cornish
Avenue in New York City. We are trying to obtain the name of elementary
school which would have been in this area.

School would have been in walking distance - no public means of
transportation were taken.

TIA

Rose Boxer
Ocala, FL