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What a great organization! #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Last night I posted two items on ViewMate asking for help in
translating the inscription on my great grandmother's tombstone.
When I woke up this morning there were already a half dozen replies
and they keep coming in. I now have a complete translation. A big
thanks to all who helped. However, none of this would have been
possible without the JewishGen infrastructure. Therefore, I decided
to make a modest contribution to help support the infrastructure that
makes possible the kind of success I had today.

I urge everyone to make a contribution -- even a modest one
-- every time they obtain some useful information on JewishGen. If
this occurred then the infrastructure could be maintained in a free
and open manner and even expanded. Otherwise I suspect we will not
have a JewishGen as we know it. So please go to

http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.ihtml

and be generous! My great grandmother will appreciate it.

Best regards,

Tom Weiss

Thomas F. Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What a great organization! #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Last night I posted two items on ViewMate asking for help in
translating the inscription on my great grandmother's tombstone.
When I woke up this morning there were already a half dozen replies
and they keep coming in. I now have a complete translation. A big
thanks to all who helped. However, none of this would have been
possible without the JewishGen infrastructure. Therefore, I decided
to make a modest contribution to help support the infrastructure that
makes possible the kind of success I had today.

I urge everyone to make a contribution -- even a modest one
-- every time they obtain some useful information on JewishGen. If
this occurred then the infrastructure could be maintained in a free
and open manner and even expanded. Otherwise I suspect we will not
have a JewishGen as we know it. So please go to

http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.ihtml

and be generous! My great grandmother will appreciate it.

Best regards,

Tom Weiss

Thomas F. Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu


Re: R' Yaakov Yitzhak - HaYehudi HaKadosh #rabbinic

Yaron Rotman <yarotman@...>
 

On 2002.09.18, Melinda Korbman <MKorbman@levi.com> asked,

Where could I find more information on him and his lineage?
The Holy Jew's daughter, Rivka Rachel, married Moshe BIDERMAN, the
2nd Lelow ADMoR and son of the founder of the Lelow Chasidic
following, Rabbi David BIDERMAN of Lelow ("Duidke Lelower").

Yaron Rotman
yarotman@zahav.net.il

Researching:
ROJTMAN, ROZEN - Chelm, Mogielnica; CHELMENER, ZILBERTSAN - Poland;
RUSZINEK, BANKIER, HERBET, BERLINSKI - Pilica; SZYDLOWSKI, GROSNACHT
- Stopnica; GLATMAN - Goraj; GRUNER - Essen, Germany, Rzeszow,
Poland; SPERBER - Sokal/Chechanov, Poland; PRUSKI - Novvy Dvor,
Lithuania - Belarus; FRENKIEL - Lithuania Belarus; KRONGRAD -
Brzeziny, Poland; ROSENBERG - Lodz, Poland; ELSTER - Chelm, Poland &
Kovel, Ukraine; also: Rebbe David of Lelow, Rebbe Elimeleh of
Lejazsk, Rabbi David Halevy (TaZ), Rebbe Yakow Isaac of Przysucha,
Rebbe Yakow Kopel of Lukow, Rebbes Israel & Shimon of Jaroslaw


R. Yomtov Lipmann HELLER #rabbinic

Susan Edel
 

I am looking for the book "Mi Moshe ad Moshe" by R. Solomon Zvi
Schick. Does anyone know where I can find it in Israel. It is the
genealogy of R. Yomtov Lipmann HELLER.

Am also looking for the "The Feast and the Fast" by Neil Rosenstein.

Thanks in advance for any help,

Chag sameach,

Susan Edel
Petach Tikva, Israel


R' BRENNER of Philadelphia #rabbinic

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

My husband's gm, Toibe Gittel (Tillie Gertrude) KULPE came to the
US around 1902-3 to the care of her uncle, Rabbi BRENNER of
Philadelphia. His name may have been Nathan Israel BRENNER. He was
to arrange a shittach for her, but as fate had it, she met Charles
SOMMERS, on her own and they were married - presumably by Rabbi
Brenner.

Can anyone point me to resources that would provide more information
about Rabbi BRENNER and also about how I might obtain a copy
marriage license for Tillie and Charles - married about 1905.

Marlene Bishow
Potomac, MD

KULPE, SOMMERS: Lithuania, Whales, Birmingham AL, Baltimore, MD
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovichi, Sverhen', Belarus
HANTMAN/HARTMAN: Norwich, CT, NYC
KATZ: Zhuravno (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
DEUTSCHER & NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
YARMISH, PETT, GOLDSTEIN: I'vya & Wolpa, Belarus, Newtown,CT, NYC


R' Laib Abner KULPE #rabbinic

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Family lore indicates that my husband's ggf, Laib Abner KULPE was a
rabbi in Lithuania. He married Kala Fruma SATENSTEIN. Kala Frumma's
first cousin, Malka SATENSTEIN married R. Nathan Israel BRENNER. The
BRENNERs lived in Philadelphia. Several of Rabbi KULPE's children
came to the US and stayed with Rabbi BRENNER.

We have several possible locations for Laib Abner KULPE: among them
are Kanus & Papile. Any suggestions as to how I may follow up on
this thread will be appreciated.

Marlene Bishow
KULPE, SOMMERS, SATENSTEON: Lithuania, Whales, Birmingham AL,
Baltimore, MD
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovichi, Sverhen', Belarus
HANTMAN/HARTMAN: Norwich, CT, NYC
KATZ: Zhuravno (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
DEUTSCHER & NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
YARMISH, PETT, GOLDSTEIN: I'vya & Wolpa, Belarus, Newtown,CT, NYC


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: R' Yaakov Yitzhak - HaYehudi HaKadosh #rabbinic

Yaron Rotman <yarotman@...>
 

On 2002.09.18, Melinda Korbman <MKorbman@levi.com> asked,

Where could I find more information on him and his lineage?
The Holy Jew's daughter, Rivka Rachel, married Moshe BIDERMAN, the
2nd Lelow ADMoR and son of the founder of the Lelow Chasidic
following, Rabbi David BIDERMAN of Lelow ("Duidke Lelower").

Yaron Rotman
yarotman@zahav.net.il

Researching:
ROJTMAN, ROZEN - Chelm, Mogielnica; CHELMENER, ZILBERTSAN - Poland;
RUSZINEK, BANKIER, HERBET, BERLINSKI - Pilica; SZYDLOWSKI, GROSNACHT
- Stopnica; GLATMAN - Goraj; GRUNER - Essen, Germany, Rzeszow,
Poland; SPERBER - Sokal/Chechanov, Poland; PRUSKI - Novvy Dvor,
Lithuania - Belarus; FRENKIEL - Lithuania Belarus; KRONGRAD -
Brzeziny, Poland; ROSENBERG - Lodz, Poland; ELSTER - Chelm, Poland &
Kovel, Ukraine; also: Rebbe David of Lelow, Rebbe Elimeleh of
Lejazsk, Rabbi David Halevy (TaZ), Rebbe Yakow Isaac of Przysucha,
Rebbe Yakow Kopel of Lukow, Rebbes Israel & Shimon of Jaroslaw


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R. Yomtov Lipmann HELLER #rabbinic

Susan Edel
 

I am looking for the book "Mi Moshe ad Moshe" by R. Solomon Zvi
Schick. Does anyone know where I can find it in Israel. It is the
genealogy of R. Yomtov Lipmann HELLER.

Am also looking for the "The Feast and the Fast" by Neil Rosenstein.

Thanks in advance for any help,

Chag sameach,

Susan Edel
Petach Tikva, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' BRENNER of Philadelphia #rabbinic

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

My husband's gm, Toibe Gittel (Tillie Gertrude) KULPE came to the
US around 1902-3 to the care of her uncle, Rabbi BRENNER of
Philadelphia. His name may have been Nathan Israel BRENNER. He was
to arrange a shittach for her, but as fate had it, she met Charles
SOMMERS, on her own and they were married - presumably by Rabbi
Brenner.

Can anyone point me to resources that would provide more information
about Rabbi BRENNER and also about how I might obtain a copy
marriage license for Tillie and Charles - married about 1905.

Marlene Bishow
Potomac, MD

KULPE, SOMMERS: Lithuania, Whales, Birmingham AL, Baltimore, MD
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovichi, Sverhen', Belarus
HANTMAN/HARTMAN: Norwich, CT, NYC
KATZ: Zhuravno (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
DEUTSCHER & NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
YARMISH, PETT, GOLDSTEIN: I'vya & Wolpa, Belarus, Newtown,CT, NYC


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Laib Abner KULPE #rabbinic

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Family lore indicates that my husband's ggf, Laib Abner KULPE was a
rabbi in Lithuania. He married Kala Fruma SATENSTEIN. Kala Frumma's
first cousin, Malka SATENSTEIN married R. Nathan Israel BRENNER. The
BRENNERs lived in Philadelphia. Several of Rabbi KULPE's children
came to the US and stayed with Rabbi BRENNER.

We have several possible locations for Laib Abner KULPE: among them
are Kanus & Papile. Any suggestions as to how I may follow up on
this thread will be appreciated.

Marlene Bishow
KULPE, SOMMERS, SATENSTEON: Lithuania, Whales, Birmingham AL,
Baltimore, MD
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovichi, Sverhen', Belarus
HANTMAN/HARTMAN: Norwich, CT, NYC
KATZ: Zhuravno (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
DEUTSCHER & NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
YARMISH, PETT, GOLDSTEIN: I'vya & Wolpa, Belarus, Newtown,CT, NYC


The MENZERS of Mainz--and their KALONYMOS ancestry #rabbinic

MBernet@...
 

Does anyone know the ancestry of the MENZ/MENZER/MAINZER line of
rabbanim in Mayence? Is it possible to trace their ancstry to the
first rabbanim of Mayence, the Kalonymos family of Lucca?

Were the MENZ/MENZER/MAINZER line of rabbanim Levi'im?

Shabbat Shalom and Mo`adim lesimcha

Michael Bernet, New York
mailto:mBernet@aol.com

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina);
BERNET, BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


Svisloch Rabbis #rabbinic

Nancy Holden
 

I am the web author of Shtetlinks site for Svisloch, Belarus.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Svisloch . I consider it an
important part in recreating communal life to include a list of the
town's rabbis. Can anyone help me with more information about these
men? They were either rabbis (scholars) in Svisloch or born there.
If there are other rabbis or scholars that I have missed, I would
also appreciate their names.

1. Rabbi Ezekiel Katzenellenpogen, Rabbi of Svisloch. References to
him in Neil Rosentstein's books. Especially interested as to
whether he left descendants in Svisloch. Also what years he was
there? Does anyone know what surname he or his descendants used?

2. Rabbi Meir Yona of Svisloch first published a volume of the
classical halachic work "Ha-Ittur", (written by Rabbi Isaac ben
Aba Mari of Marseille, a contemporary of Maimonides), in 5634
(1836) died at the end of the 19th C.

3. His son Rabbi Motye.

4. Shneur Zalman Pines rabbi in Svisloch died 1903.

5. Rabbi Yossef Rosen - Son in law of Rabbi Dov Ber Galov, Rav gaon,
great in Torah, famous. Born in 1865 he was elected Rabbi in
Svisloch 1903, He immigrated to the United States and in 1926
became rabbi in Passaic, NJ. He died 1954.

6. Rabbi Mordechai Idelberg

7. Rabbi Chaim Jacob Mishkinski the last rabbi of Svisloch. Murdered
with the community.

8. Rabbi David Mejzel.

9. Rabbi Ahron Kotler, born Svisloch 1892 and moved to the United
States in 1940. His father Shneur Zalman Pines had been rabbi in
Svisloch.

10. Scholar Hirsch ben Mordecai Edelmann 1805 - 1858, born in
Svisloch was a scholar of Hebrew manuscripts at Oxford
University. Died in Berlin. Encyclopedia Judaica has a
biography.

I am especially interested in descendants that might have been in
Svisloch and raised their families there.

Thanks you very much,

Nancy Holden
Project Coordinator Belarus SIG


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic The MENZERS of Mainz--and their KALONYMOS ancestry #rabbinic

MBernet@...
 

Does anyone know the ancestry of the MENZ/MENZER/MAINZER line of
rabbanim in Mayence? Is it possible to trace their ancstry to the
first rabbanim of Mayence, the Kalonymos family of Lucca?

Were the MENZ/MENZER/MAINZER line of rabbanim Levi'im?

Shabbat Shalom and Mo`adim lesimcha

Michael Bernet, New York
mailto:mBernet@aol.com

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina);
BERNET, BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Svisloch Rabbis #rabbinic

Nancy Holden
 

I am the web author of Shtetlinks site for Svisloch, Belarus.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Svisloch . I consider it an
important part in recreating communal life to include a list of the
town's rabbis. Can anyone help me with more information about these
men? They were either rabbis (scholars) in Svisloch or born there.
If there are other rabbis or scholars that I have missed, I would
also appreciate their names.

1. Rabbi Ezekiel Katzenellenpogen, Rabbi of Svisloch. References to
him in Neil Rosentstein's books. Especially interested as to
whether he left descendants in Svisloch. Also what years he was
there? Does anyone know what surname he or his descendants used?

2. Rabbi Meir Yona of Svisloch first published a volume of the
classical halachic work "Ha-Ittur", (written by Rabbi Isaac ben
Aba Mari of Marseille, a contemporary of Maimonides), in 5634
(1836) died at the end of the 19th C.

3. His son Rabbi Motye.

4. Shneur Zalman Pines rabbi in Svisloch died 1903.

5. Rabbi Yossef Rosen - Son in law of Rabbi Dov Ber Galov, Rav gaon,
great in Torah, famous. Born in 1865 he was elected Rabbi in
Svisloch 1903, He immigrated to the United States and in 1926
became rabbi in Passaic, NJ. He died 1954.

6. Rabbi Mordechai Idelberg

7. Rabbi Chaim Jacob Mishkinski the last rabbi of Svisloch. Murdered
with the community.

8. Rabbi David Mejzel.

9. Rabbi Ahron Kotler, born Svisloch 1892 and moved to the United
States in 1940. His father Shneur Zalman Pines had been rabbi in
Svisloch.

10. Scholar Hirsch ben Mordecai Edelmann 1805 - 1858, born in
Svisloch was a scholar of Hebrew manuscripts at Oxford
University. Died in Berlin. Encyclopedia Judaica has a
biography.

I am especially interested in descendants that might have been in
Svisloch and raised their families there.

Thanks you very much,

Nancy Holden
Project Coordinator Belarus SIG


Re: Drapers Traveller? #general

RTWhite <rtwhite@...>
 

Any travelling salesman of that time period was commonly called a 'traveller'.
Indeed, in the US, there were trade associations for each, ie: The Shoe
Traveller Association, The Hat Travellers Association.
Perhaps this terminology was more elite than carpetbagger.

Richard White

On 20 Sep 2002 09:34:14 -0700, lnjnyc@nyc.rr.com (Larry Jenkins) wrote:
Well, I've searched and searched the net and cannot find a definition for
this job description listed on the 1901 UK Census for my Great-Grandfather
and Grandfather: Drapers Traveller.
Can anyone here enlighten me?

Thank you in advance,
Larry Jenkins
mailto:lnjnyc@nyc.rr.com


Carol Rombro Rider #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

I am trying to reconnect with Carol Rombro Rider of Baltimore, MD. regarding
the GERSTEN family of Obertin, Ukraine.

Thank you,
Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, California
Searching FISHER/FISZER (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland), BARSKY/BARSKY (Odessa),
GOLDBERG (Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER, HAMBURGER (Poland), ABRAMS,
RABINOWITZ, FRIEDSAM (Germany), NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Hesse Cassel, Germany),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine),
ANTZEL(Poland), SPRINGER, LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


POLISH TRANSLATIONS #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

I know there are some free translation websites like Alta Vista, but I'm
looking for one that can translate Polish to English. Does anyone know of
such a site?

Thank you,

Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, California
Searching FISHER/FISZER (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland), BARSKY/BARSKY (Odessa),
GOLDBERG (Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER, HAMBURGER (Poland), ABRAMS,
RABINOWITZ, FRIEDSAM (Germany), NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Hesse Cassel, Germany),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine),
ANTZEL(Poland), SPRINGER, LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


Searching MARKIEWITZ, BROSCA, LIBERMECZ - Question about #general

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are posting this message on behalf of Reina Benaderet de Navarro. The
message was received in Spanish. This is the translation:

<< My grandfather: he was called Zigmund MARKIEWITZ BROSCA (at least this
is the way he appeared in his documents in Uruguay), my mother went two
years ago to the Polish embassy in Uruguay (that is where my grandfather
lived) and they told her that his last name was MARKOWICZ, been born in
Poland in 1903, in the city of Sosnovicz [Sosnowiec],but it seems that he
went later to Oberchlesing. His father's name was Moises Markowicz, his
mother Blima Brosca.

According to the Polish ambassador my grandfather had a brother called
Jacobo Mayer Markowicz born in 1901 married with Estela Malka LIBERMECZ,
they had two children, Moises Markowicz born 21/09/1929 and Frimeta
Markowicz born 31/12/1930. According to the information that I have (also
from the embassy) there was a concentration camp in Sosnovicz and almost
all those that were Jews died. According to what my grandfather told us,
we think that his parents were farmers.

What we did not manage to understand with my mother, is why we received a
request to claim some account in Switzerland (In Re Holocaust Victim Assets
Litigation) if we never tried to find out or demanded anything, how did
they found out of grandfather's existence and how did they know where we
lived? I believe that the form arrived in the yr. 2000

I salute you and hope that you can help me.
Thank you very much. Shalom, Reina >>

If you can help Reina in her search, please reply to < bloch@escape.ca >

Thank You.

Susana Leistner Bloch
Project Manager, JewishGen International Desk


Trudi KAPLAN, where are you? #general

Thia Persoff <thiap@...>
 

Shalom and happy Sukot holyday to all.

For few years I am trying to locate and get in touch with Trudi KAPLAN in
Australia.
She wrote to us that her maternal grand mother's maiden name was PERSOFF (or
PERSOV) who came to Australia >from Russia, is related to us.
Trudi used to live in Perth, then wrote that she will be moving to Sydney,
but neglected to send her new address, thus our contact on the brink of
search and discovery was lost. The letters we wrote with request to have
them forwarded to her were returned un delivered.
If any of you knows her - I will be most grateful if you would please ask
her to write to us!

With thanks,
Thia Persoff.

Cambria, Ca.
thiap@thegrid.net

Searching :
PERSOV, PERSOFF & variations.
NEPOMNIYASHCHY.
GITLIN, VAINER, WEINER & variations
SHUBOVICH, SHUBOV & variations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Drapers Traveller? #general

RTWhite <rtwhite@...>
 

Any travelling salesman of that time period was commonly called a 'traveller'.
Indeed, in the US, there were trade associations for each, ie: The Shoe
Traveller Association, The Hat Travellers Association.
Perhaps this terminology was more elite than carpetbagger.

Richard White

On 20 Sep 2002 09:34:14 -0700, lnjnyc@nyc.rr.com (Larry Jenkins) wrote:
Well, I've searched and searched the net and cannot find a definition for
this job description listed on the 1901 UK Census for my Great-Grandfather
and Grandfather: Drapers Traveller.
Can anyone here enlighten me?

Thank you in advance,
Larry Jenkins
mailto:lnjnyc@nyc.rr.com