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Re: How can DNA testing help in this case? #dna

Chaim Frenkel <chaimf@...>
 

"AJ" == Aimee Jones <just_a_girl1999@...> writes:

AJ> At the moment dna testing seems to be the only method of un-ravelling
AJ> my great-grandmother's life story, she moved >from Stettin to England
AJ> after World war two, and celebrates Jewish holidays and observes the
AJ> sabbath, yet refuses to answer if she herself is Jewish. Her father's
AJ> surname was Kohn, so as part of our family genealogy my mother and I
AJ> thought that dna testing might solve the mystery once and for
AJ> all. Does anyone have any clue as to how we may do this, we're related
AJ> through the maternal line and tracing other family members has proved
AJ> fruitless.
AJ> Thanks for any help or advice you can give,

Hmm, your great-grandmother is alive? How old is she? And where is Stettin?

Without a male relative you will have quite a bit of difficulty.

But why bother with the male line. Have you been able to trace your ggm's
maternal line to any extent?

<chaim>
--
Chaim Frenkel
chaimf@...


DNA Research #DNA Re: How can DNA testing help in this case? #dna

Chaim Frenkel <chaimf@...>
 

"AJ" == Aimee Jones <just_a_girl1999@...> writes:

AJ> At the moment dna testing seems to be the only method of un-ravelling
AJ> my great-grandmother's life story, she moved >from Stettin to England
AJ> after World war two, and celebrates Jewish holidays and observes the
AJ> sabbath, yet refuses to answer if she herself is Jewish. Her father's
AJ> surname was Kohn, so as part of our family genealogy my mother and I
AJ> thought that dna testing might solve the mystery once and for
AJ> all. Does anyone have any clue as to how we may do this, we're related
AJ> through the maternal line and tracing other family members has proved
AJ> fruitless.
AJ> Thanks for any help or advice you can give,

Hmm, your great-grandmother is alive? How old is she? And where is Stettin?

Without a male relative you will have quite a bit of difficulty.

But why bother with the male line. Have you been able to trace your ggm's
maternal line to any extent?

<chaim>
--
Chaim Frenkel
chaimf@...


the obvious versus DNA #dna

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

This seems fairly obvious to me! And I have done volunteer work with
many people descended >from crypto-Jews who begin tracing their family
roots. If her experience was too horrific, there just may be words she
is too traumatized to acknowledge.

" and celebrates Jewish holidays and observes the sabbath"

Not as obvious, but still a clue given the above. "father's surnname
was Kohn"

I'm not saying don't do DNA testing, just saying you have the answer.

For what it's worth, a friend of mine was reared believing she was Roman
Catholic on both sides. Her mother was born Jewish. My friend has her
grandparents' Jewish marriage contract; my friend's son married a Jewish
woman and the rabbi accepted the above Jewish marriage contract as proof,
etc. My friend's mother to this day still denies that her family is
Jewish or she was born a Jew. And yes, that friend's mother did attend
the son's Jewish wedding, denying all the way! L'Shalom.

Jonina Duker:

BEIDICK (~Minsk), DUKER (~Minsk), GOLDBERG & GORODINSKY (Minsk), KATZ
(Riga?), LEVINE (~Minsk?), RACHMAN (Salakas/Simferopol), RYMER,
SCHMUELIWITZ (~ Minsk?), SIEGEL (Uzpaliai?), STRAUSS (Vilna?) & and for
her descendant
ARLICK (Oshmyany), BARNA (Satu Mare), FRIEDLER (Soljataznan), GOLDSTEIN,
LICHTMAN (Csenger/Satu Mare), LITZKY (Golshany), RAPAPORT
(Kemenesmihalyfa), SCHLESINGER

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DNA Research #DNA the obvious versus DNA #dna

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

This seems fairly obvious to me! And I have done volunteer work with
many people descended >from crypto-Jews who begin tracing their family
roots. If her experience was too horrific, there just may be words she
is too traumatized to acknowledge.

" and celebrates Jewish holidays and observes the sabbath"

Not as obvious, but still a clue given the above. "father's surnname
was Kohn"

I'm not saying don't do DNA testing, just saying you have the answer.

For what it's worth, a friend of mine was reared believing she was Roman
Catholic on both sides. Her mother was born Jewish. My friend has her
grandparents' Jewish marriage contract; my friend's son married a Jewish
woman and the rabbi accepted the above Jewish marriage contract as proof,
etc. My friend's mother to this day still denies that her family is
Jewish or she was born a Jew. And yes, that friend's mother did attend
the son's Jewish wedding, denying all the way! L'Shalom.

Jonina Duker:

BEIDICK (~Minsk), DUKER (~Minsk), GOLDBERG & GORODINSKY (Minsk), KATZ
(Riga?), LEVINE (~Minsk?), RACHMAN (Salakas/Simferopol), RYMER,
SCHMUELIWITZ (~ Minsk?), SIEGEL (Uzpaliai?), STRAUSS (Vilna?) & and for
her descendant
ARLICK (Oshmyany), BARNA (Satu Mare), FRIEDLER (Soljataznan), GOLDSTEIN,
LICHTMAN (Csenger/Satu Mare), LITZKY (Golshany), RAPAPORT
(Kemenesmihalyfa), SCHLESINGER

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New JRI-Poland AGAD Archives Project Status Report #general

Willie46@...
 

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland AGAD Archives project
is unveiling a new and improved Project Status Report. This
report will provide the information researchers need to track the
indexing of Jewish vital records for 86 Administrative towns in
East Galicia.

Edward Rosenbaum, already the webmaster for the Belarus SIG
and President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen
County (New Jersey), has volunteered to be webmaster for the
JRI-Poland AGAD project. Ed has done a fantastic job to
develop this user friendly status report for 86 Galician towns
that make up the AGAD project.

You can find the new Status Report at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/agad/agadtowns.html> or
through "town" and "table" links on the AGAD homepage
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/agad/index.htm> and the
Great Galician Indexing Race page
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/galicia/index.htm>.

The page is organized alphabetically by the current name of
the 86 Galician towns (83 of the towns are currently in
Ukraine and 3 in Poland). The table summarizes the records
available for indexing, the current status of funding, and the
current status of indexing. Clicking on the town name
provides more details, including links to the Town Leader,
Yizkor Book translations, ShtetLink sites, Surname lists,
and Research groups, if available.

I would like to thank Edward Rosenbaum for his dedicated
efforts to bring Galician researchers a better resource to track
progress about their towns. Edward plans to update this status
report every week or two, so check back often.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archives Coordinator
JRI-Poland


Denied immigrant visas #general

SHEILA TOFFELL <toffell@...>
 

Does anyone know if records were kept of refused immigrant visa
c. 1904 - 5? My GF and his sister (both single) were apparently
denied a visa due to quotas. Their older (and married with children)
brother was admitted. Did these quotas give priority to familes over
singles?

Sheila Toffell
Glen Rock NJ

Researching >from the Ukraine: BRESHENEV (>from Kirovograd / Elisavetograd),
KARSUNSKY or KORSUNSKY or KORSINSKY( Stavische)
from Poland: LAKUMSKI (Skulsk), RACHVELSKI ( skulsk/ Slescin, Kolo, area),
TOFFELL (Josefow nad Wisla, Opole Lubielski)


Request Help Reading Three Occupation Words in Germanic Script #general

Michael A. Miller <mam@...>
 

I recently received Austrian birth records >from late 19th-century Galicia.
I've been able to do well in reading and translating headings, names, dates
and most other information, but I am having great difficulty in making out
the occupations of three people.

I'm hoping that someone with more experience and ability in making out
German script will take a few moments to view scans of these tricky words,
which I've posted at:

www.michaelamiller.com/occupations.htm

There are scans >from three documents of "Wolf's occupation," >from four
documents of "Moshe's occupation," and >from one document of "Eisik's
occupation." Any help or advice would be very greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much.

Mike Miller
New York, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New JRI-Poland AGAD Archives Project Status Report #general

Willie46@...
 

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland AGAD Archives project
is unveiling a new and improved Project Status Report. This
report will provide the information researchers need to track the
indexing of Jewish vital records for 86 Administrative towns in
East Galicia.

Edward Rosenbaum, already the webmaster for the Belarus SIG
and President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen
County (New Jersey), has volunteered to be webmaster for the
JRI-Poland AGAD project. Ed has done a fantastic job to
develop this user friendly status report for 86 Galician towns
that make up the AGAD project.

You can find the new Status Report at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/agad/agadtowns.html> or
through "town" and "table" links on the AGAD homepage
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/agad/index.htm> and the
Great Galician Indexing Race page
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/galicia/index.htm>.

The page is organized alphabetically by the current name of
the 86 Galician towns (83 of the towns are currently in
Ukraine and 3 in Poland). The table summarizes the records
available for indexing, the current status of funding, and the
current status of indexing. Clicking on the town name
provides more details, including links to the Town Leader,
Yizkor Book translations, ShtetLink sites, Surname lists,
and Research groups, if available.

I would like to thank Edward Rosenbaum for his dedicated
efforts to bring Galician researchers a better resource to track
progress about their towns. Edward plans to update this status
report every week or two, so check back often.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archives Coordinator
JRI-Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Denied immigrant visas #general

SHEILA TOFFELL <toffell@...>
 

Does anyone know if records were kept of refused immigrant visa
c. 1904 - 5? My GF and his sister (both single) were apparently
denied a visa due to quotas. Their older (and married with children)
brother was admitted. Did these quotas give priority to familes over
singles?

Sheila Toffell
Glen Rock NJ

Researching >from the Ukraine: BRESHENEV (>from Kirovograd / Elisavetograd),
KARSUNSKY or KORSUNSKY or KORSINSKY( Stavische)
from Poland: LAKUMSKI (Skulsk), RACHVELSKI ( skulsk/ Slescin, Kolo, area),
TOFFELL (Josefow nad Wisla, Opole Lubielski)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Request Help Reading Three Occupation Words in Germanic Script #general

Michael A. Miller <mam@...>
 

I recently received Austrian birth records >from late 19th-century Galicia.
I've been able to do well in reading and translating headings, names, dates
and most other information, but I am having great difficulty in making out
the occupations of three people.

I'm hoping that someone with more experience and ability in making out
German script will take a few moments to view scans of these tricky words,
which I've posted at:

www.michaelamiller.com/occupations.htm

There are scans >from three documents of "Wolf's occupation," >from four
documents of "Moshe's occupation," and >from one document of "Eisik's
occupation." Any help or advice would be very greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much.

Mike Miller
New York, USA


Reb Shmuel Mohilever #general

Mpcamitta@...
 

Dear genners,

So many of you wrote with helpful advice and information, volunteering
to do research and speak personally with me about Reb Shmuel Mohilever.
I believe I personally answered all of you, but want the list to know
what has transpired. I believe this is still a success story in the
making, in spite of the fact that some doubt has been cast on whether
Reb Mohilever is our family tzadik

I learned a lot about Reb Mohilever's life >from my research, but little
about his family. Gilda Kurtzman went to the library (there is a street
in Petach Tikva named for him) and found that Reb Mohilever was born in
Glebokie (now Glubokoye), Vilna district. I think that he was buried
outside of Vilna, but I haven't been able to confirm this yet. Another
genner is the Rabbi's great great grandaughter, has a lot of information
about him, and is, coincidentally, my neighbor. I will soon be able to
confirm his relationship or lack thereof.

I have confirmed that _our_ tzadik is buried in the Bobriusk cemetery.
I don't know if it is possible that he is Reb Shmuel Mohilever, the
tzadik >from Mohilev.

My distant Russian cousin wrote to say that our common ancestor, Mendel
Leibov Bassein, is buried near the concrete vault of the tzadik, belonging
to our family, in the cemetery of Bobriusk. Only his tzadik's name was
written on the vault, none other, and my cousin didn't write it down, and
forgot it. But he did send me a photo o Mendel Leibov's headstone. He said
that his mother had told him that the tzadik was a righteous and very holy
person, and that everyone in the family wanted to be buried near his
grave. But my cousin had no idea for what the tzadik had been known, or
how important he was.

More research to be done, but, if any of you plan a trip that takes you
to Bobriusk, I would truly appreciate it if you could visit the cemetery
and take a photo of just write me what name is on the vault, next to
Mendel Leibov's grave. And if any of you know of a tzadik >from Bobriusk,
maybe you could kindly help me out.

Sincerely,

Miriam Camitta
Wynnewood, PA


landsmanshaften #general

HENKEN9@...
 

Genners,

I thought I would pose this question to the group in the hope that
someone has done the research or may have had the knowledge passed down.
The answer may be helpful in pinpointing specific shtetls that our
ancestors came from.

Generally, did landsmanshaften really have prior residency requirements
for membership? Or might it have been possible for an outsider to join
for the social aspects of the club and choice burial plots?

Any comment would be appreciated.

Ty Henken
Centennial, Colo.
Henken9@...


Re Karo/Caro as a surname #general

Chava Agmon <havahug@...>
 

To Jewishgen Discussion Group.

Greetings to Ury Link and interested Genners.

Thank you so much for making the search for family members and
descendants so easy for me. >from my experience they tend to be
very reticent. As a maternally-descended Caro family member, backed
by 110 year old original inherited Gothic documentation,I would like
to add a few observations, made over a period of 20 years of
Caro/Karo Research:

1) Many people do not realize that the name Caro/Karo is not
necessaily only a Jewish name. The late Paul Jacoby LL.D. of high
genealogical repute, wrote a whole chapter on this name in his 2 volume
typescript on the Kara/Caro Family,which would be too long to quote
here,so I will just say that the name is *not* necessarily Jewish !!

2) Paul Jacoby suggests the name also originated >from the time of
the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (281/83 A.D.) who was greatly
respected and loved, having CARUS or CARO, meaning: beloved-heart-dear,
added to his name. Italians still start letters with "Cara mia"=My dear.

3) You wrote "Most Ashkenasi Caro-s are written only Kof-Reish-Alef".
As we deal in *Jewish* genealogy,the name is (as you correctly said)
originally a *Hebrew* term-but this means it is neither Ashkenasi nor
Sephardi. The multitude of spelling variations and changes appeared only
much later during the long period of exile after the destruction of the
2nd Temple.

4) Re the name Caro being "popular" in Posnan, Poland in the 18th and
19th century, I think, is questionable. It is true that Caro-s were
well-represented in many of the places in this Prussian province, but
I would hesitate in describing the name as "popular". You are also
correcct in claiming that the majority if not all the Posnan Caro-s
of that time were Ashkenasim.

5)Rabbi Joseph CARO (Toledo,Spain 1488-1575 Safed,Israel)was the
compiler of the Code of Jewish Law -Shulchan Aruch=Laid Table- followed
by orthodox Jews to this day. Contrary to popular belief,there were
numerous rabbis over the centuries with the same name,since the Spanish
Inquisition.They too had families,but the ambition to belong to "The"
Toledo -born Rabbi Joseph CARO family,about whose Sephardic family
"there are many yawning gaps" (P.Jacoby) also gave rise to many
fallacies and baseless wishful thinking of descent.

With best wishes for a Happy Pessach and Shalom

Chava Agmon
Caro Family Research


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reb Shmuel Mohilever #general

Mpcamitta@...
 

Dear genners,

So many of you wrote with helpful advice and information, volunteering
to do research and speak personally with me about Reb Shmuel Mohilever.
I believe I personally answered all of you, but want the list to know
what has transpired. I believe this is still a success story in the
making, in spite of the fact that some doubt has been cast on whether
Reb Mohilever is our family tzadik

I learned a lot about Reb Mohilever's life >from my research, but little
about his family. Gilda Kurtzman went to the library (there is a street
in Petach Tikva named for him) and found that Reb Mohilever was born in
Glebokie (now Glubokoye), Vilna district. I think that he was buried
outside of Vilna, but I haven't been able to confirm this yet. Another
genner is the Rabbi's great great grandaughter, has a lot of information
about him, and is, coincidentally, my neighbor. I will soon be able to
confirm his relationship or lack thereof.

I have confirmed that _our_ tzadik is buried in the Bobriusk cemetery.
I don't know if it is possible that he is Reb Shmuel Mohilever, the
tzadik >from Mohilev.

My distant Russian cousin wrote to say that our common ancestor, Mendel
Leibov Bassein, is buried near the concrete vault of the tzadik, belonging
to our family, in the cemetery of Bobriusk. Only his tzadik's name was
written on the vault, none other, and my cousin didn't write it down, and
forgot it. But he did send me a photo o Mendel Leibov's headstone. He said
that his mother had told him that the tzadik was a righteous and very holy
person, and that everyone in the family wanted to be buried near his
grave. But my cousin had no idea for what the tzadik had been known, or
how important he was.

More research to be done, but, if any of you plan a trip that takes you
to Bobriusk, I would truly appreciate it if you could visit the cemetery
and take a photo of just write me what name is on the vault, next to
Mendel Leibov's grave. And if any of you know of a tzadik >from Bobriusk,
maybe you could kindly help me out.

Sincerely,

Miriam Camitta
Wynnewood, PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen landsmanshaften #general

HENKEN9@...
 

Genners,

I thought I would pose this question to the group in the hope that
someone has done the research or may have had the knowledge passed down.
The answer may be helpful in pinpointing specific shtetls that our
ancestors came from.

Generally, did landsmanshaften really have prior residency requirements
for membership? Or might it have been possible for an outsider to join
for the social aspects of the club and choice burial plots?

Any comment would be appreciated.

Ty Henken
Centennial, Colo.
Henken9@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re Karo/Caro as a surname #general

Chava Agmon <havahug@...>
 

To Jewishgen Discussion Group.

Greetings to Ury Link and interested Genners.

Thank you so much for making the search for family members and
descendants so easy for me. >from my experience they tend to be
very reticent. As a maternally-descended Caro family member, backed
by 110 year old original inherited Gothic documentation,I would like
to add a few observations, made over a period of 20 years of
Caro/Karo Research:

1) Many people do not realize that the name Caro/Karo is not
necessaily only a Jewish name. The late Paul Jacoby LL.D. of high
genealogical repute, wrote a whole chapter on this name in his 2 volume
typescript on the Kara/Caro Family,which would be too long to quote
here,so I will just say that the name is *not* necessarily Jewish !!

2) Paul Jacoby suggests the name also originated >from the time of
the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (281/83 A.D.) who was greatly
respected and loved, having CARUS or CARO, meaning: beloved-heart-dear,
added to his name. Italians still start letters with "Cara mia"=My dear.

3) You wrote "Most Ashkenasi Caro-s are written only Kof-Reish-Alef".
As we deal in *Jewish* genealogy,the name is (as you correctly said)
originally a *Hebrew* term-but this means it is neither Ashkenasi nor
Sephardi. The multitude of spelling variations and changes appeared only
much later during the long period of exile after the destruction of the
2nd Temple.

4) Re the name Caro being "popular" in Posnan, Poland in the 18th and
19th century, I think, is questionable. It is true that Caro-s were
well-represented in many of the places in this Prussian province, but
I would hesitate in describing the name as "popular". You are also
correcct in claiming that the majority if not all the Posnan Caro-s
of that time were Ashkenasim.

5)Rabbi Joseph CARO (Toledo,Spain 1488-1575 Safed,Israel)was the
compiler of the Code of Jewish Law -Shulchan Aruch=Laid Table- followed
by orthodox Jews to this day. Contrary to popular belief,there were
numerous rabbis over the centuries with the same name,since the Spanish
Inquisition.They too had families,but the ambition to belong to "The"
Toledo -born Rabbi Joseph CARO family,about whose Sephardic family
"there are many yawning gaps" (P.Jacoby) also gave rise to many
fallacies and baseless wishful thinking of descent.

With best wishes for a Happy Pessach and Shalom

Chava Agmon
Caro Family Research


Re: Otzar Harabanim #rabbinic

Yocheved Klausner
 

On 2002-03-01, Reuben Gross <Reuben.Gross@...> wrote:

I'm looking to buy a copy of Otsar Harabbanim (for those who may
not be familiar with the book, it is a compilation (in hebrew) of
20,000 rabbis going back 1,000 years). Please contact me
privately if you know where I can find a copy
Dear Reuben,

Shavua Tov to you and your family.

Otzar Harabanim is still available >from the writer R'Nathan Zvi
Friedman [*** See the moderator's note below ****]

Best regards

Yehuda Klausner

Searching:
KLAUSNER (KLAUZNER, CLOISNER, KLUZNER, etc.), BARZAM, KADISH, BUSHKE
(BOSHKE), ZEINWIRT (ZENVIRT), EILENBERG (ILENBERG), LIEBERMAN (all
spellings) WITKIND, HOCHGELEHRNTER (GELEHRNTER), ENGLMAN (ENGELMAN)
IROM (IRAM) TEUMIM, MICHELSON Great Britain, South Africa, Rhodesia
etc.) Descendants of Moshe ben Meir KATZNELENBOGEN of Chelm, HERLING,
KATZ, (HaCOHEN, KAHANE, COHEN, etc.) >from Galicia, GRINBERG (all
spellings).

[Moderator's Note: Dr. Klausner had included R' Friedman's address and
phone numbers in Israel. JewishGen's guidelines prevent us >from posting
them. If you are interested in contacting R' Friedman, please send an
e-mailto:<ravsig@...>]


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Otzar Harabanim #rabbinic

Yocheved Klausner
 

On 2002-03-01, Reuben Gross <Reuben.Gross@...> wrote:

I'm looking to buy a copy of Otsar Harabbanim (for those who may
not be familiar with the book, it is a compilation (in hebrew) of
20,000 rabbis going back 1,000 years). Please contact me
privately if you know where I can find a copy
Dear Reuben,

Shavua Tov to you and your family.

Otzar Harabanim is still available >from the writer R'Nathan Zvi
Friedman [*** See the moderator's note below ****]

Best regards

Yehuda Klausner

Searching:
KLAUSNER (KLAUZNER, CLOISNER, KLUZNER, etc.), BARZAM, KADISH, BUSHKE
(BOSHKE), ZEINWIRT (ZENVIRT), EILENBERG (ILENBERG), LIEBERMAN (all
spellings) WITKIND, HOCHGELEHRNTER (GELEHRNTER), ENGLMAN (ENGELMAN)
IROM (IRAM) TEUMIM, MICHELSON Great Britain, South Africa, Rhodesia
etc.) Descendants of Moshe ben Meir KATZNELENBOGEN of Chelm, HERLING,
KATZ, (HaCOHEN, KAHANE, COHEN, etc.) >from Galicia, GRINBERG (all
spellings).

[Moderator's Note: Dr. Klausner had included R' Friedman's address and
phone numbers in Israel. JewishGen's guidelines prevent us >from posting
them. If you are interested in contacting R' Friedman, please send an
e-mailto:<ravsig@...>]


Holocaust survivors Austria / Vienna #general

Peter Zimmer <Zimmer-Luedinghausen@...>
 

Are there any lists of Holocaust survivors >from Austria, specially
Vienna. Is it also possible to find out if survivors returned to
Vienna after the war.

Thank you
Peter
Germany

MODERATOR NOTE: Among other sources, don't forget to check JewishGen's
new Holocaust Database, which incorporates nearly 140,000 entries from
37 different Holocaust-related sources. You can find it at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/


Bakalarz/Szkolnik and Duchowny - Help, please. #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

I just received Polish records >from Salt Lake City and need help with a
few words:

1. I find two different words for teacher: Bakalarz and Szkolnik. Is
there a difference - if yes, which?

2. In a D record >from Lublin 1843 I read: died Rubin GRADEL, born and
living in Lublin "Zonaty Dzielny Duchowny" age 51, son of ... etc.

Zonaty(married) dzielny(district) Duchowny?? My dictionary says the word
has to do with clergy. In this context could it mean district synagogue?
Or that his marriage (abt. 1815-20 judging >from the age of him and his
children) is recorded in the district church register?

Thanks

Kirsten Gradel, Denmark