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(20 this month) and I'd like all of you enjoy being part of
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German SIG #Germany A special note to our new AOL subscribers #germany

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It's nice to have so many new GerSig member / subscribers
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INTRO - Seek Hertz (Salomon) LEVY in Herxheim (Rheinpfalz) #germany

Herb Lenk <hlenk@...>
 

hlenk@...

I am a new GerSIG member, and this is my first attempt to do family
research in this forum.

According to the French census of Alsatian Jews in 1784, there were 9
Jewish families living in Herxheim (then part of French Alsace, now
Baden-Wuerttemberg) which is near Landau, Rheinpfalz. The heads of
these families were:

ISRAEL, Low (o umlaut)
LEVY, Low (o umlaut)
WOLFF, Jacques
LEVY, Isaac
LOSER (O umlaut), Meyer
LOEW (O umlaut), Samuel
LEVY, Hertz
LOSER (O umlaut), Ezechiel
ISAAC, Alexandre

Hertz LEVY was my g.g.grandfather who was born in Herxheim in 1741
and died there in 1844 (yes, 103 years old). Does anyone have
information about any of the above named families and their
relationship with each other, and especially about Hertz (also known
as Salomon) LEVY, his parents and siblings? I have more details about
Hertz's spouses (1st and 2nd) and children, but I will wait until
another time.

Herbert LENK, Sarasota, Florida, USA <hlenk@...>


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Seek Hertz (Salomon) LEVY in Herxheim (Rheinpfalz) #germany

Herb Lenk <hlenk@...>
 

hlenk@...

I am a new GerSIG member, and this is my first attempt to do family
research in this forum.

According to the French census of Alsatian Jews in 1784, there were 9
Jewish families living in Herxheim (then part of French Alsace, now
Baden-Wuerttemberg) which is near Landau, Rheinpfalz. The heads of
these families were:

ISRAEL, Low (o umlaut)
LEVY, Low (o umlaut)
WOLFF, Jacques
LEVY, Isaac
LOSER (O umlaut), Meyer
LOEW (O umlaut), Samuel
LEVY, Hertz
LOSER (O umlaut), Ezechiel
ISAAC, Alexandre

Hertz LEVY was my g.g.grandfather who was born in Herxheim in 1741
and died there in 1844 (yes, 103 years old). Does anyone have
information about any of the above named families and their
relationship with each other, and especially about Hertz (also known
as Salomon) LEVY, his parents and siblings? I have more details about
Hertz's spouses (1st and 2nd) and children, but I will wait until
another time.

Herbert LENK, Sarasota, Florida, USA <hlenk@...>


ziontz at kamanitz #belarus

Albert Singer <al2chris@...>
 

my grandparents MORRIS and IDA ZIONTZ (SEIDMAN) came >from KAMANITZ or
KAMANITZ PODOLSK in the late 1890's. Bubby also supported a yeshivah in new
york city with that cities name... I'm looking for any information on how I
can get information >from that area on possible roots or relatives.

Albert Singer
856 Lishakill Rd.
Schencetady NY 12309
al2chris @att.net


JGS-Denmark #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I am pleased to inform you that a new Jewish Genealogical Society
- JGS-Denmark - has been formed:

The website is hosted by JewishGen and found at the URL:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/

At present the website is only in Danish, but it will be translated
into English as soon as possible.

JGS-Denmark is an independent society but will, naturally, cooperate
closely with JewishGen's Scandinavia SIG (Denmark):

http://www.jewishgen.org/Scandinavia/denmark.htm

Best regards


Elsebeth Paikin
JGS-Denmark
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/
mailto:jgsdk_ep@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus ziontz at kamanitz #belarus

Albert Singer <al2chris@...>
 

my grandparents MORRIS and IDA ZIONTZ (SEIDMAN) came >from KAMANITZ or
KAMANITZ PODOLSK in the late 1890's. Bubby also supported a yeshivah in new
york city with that cities name... I'm looking for any information on how I
can get information >from that area on possible roots or relatives.

Albert Singer
856 Lishakill Rd.
Schencetady NY 12309
al2chris @att.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus JGS-Denmark #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I am pleased to inform you that a new Jewish Genealogical Society
- JGS-Denmark - has been formed:

The website is hosted by JewishGen and found at the URL:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/

At present the website is only in Danish, but it will be translated
into English as soon as possible.

JGS-Denmark is an independent society but will, naturally, cooperate
closely with JewishGen's Scandinavia SIG (Denmark):

http://www.jewishgen.org/Scandinavia/denmark.htm

Best regards


Elsebeth Paikin
JGS-Denmark
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/
mailto:jgsdk_ep@...


Surnames [was: Tauber Report - November 17, 2003] #rabbinic

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

On 2003.11.17, Larry Tauber <Ltauber@...> wrote:

The Rizhiner Rebbe was the son of R. Sholom
Shachne FRIEDMAN (1769-1802), son of R. Avrohom FRIEDMAN
(1739-1777), unkown as the Malach (Angel), son of R. Dov Ber, the
Maggid of Mezerich (1704-1772) [...]

2. The same column mentions members of the HAGER family, noting that
R. Menachem Mendel HAGER, son of R. Moshe Yehoshua HAGER, recently
visited the city of Vishnitz to commemorate the yahrzeit of his
forefather, R. Menachem Mendel HAGER (1820-1884), first Vishnitzer
Rebbe, son of R.Chaim HAGER (1795-1854), grandson of R. Menachem
Mendel HAGER (first Kossover Rebbe) (1768-1825), son of R. Yaacov
Kopel Chasid HAGER-KAPILETIS (d. 1787).
Is there any evidence that R' Avrohom Hamaloch used the surname
FRIEDMAN, or that R' Kopl Chosid used the surname HAGER? Or is
this just the inventive mind of the editor of Machberes?

After all, both lived before surnames came into everyday use.

Perets Mett


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Surnames [was: Tauber Report - November 17, 2003] #rabbinic

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

On 2003.11.17, Larry Tauber <Ltauber@...> wrote:

The Rizhiner Rebbe was the son of R. Sholom
Shachne FRIEDMAN (1769-1802), son of R. Avrohom FRIEDMAN
(1739-1777), unkown as the Malach (Angel), son of R. Dov Ber, the
Maggid of Mezerich (1704-1772) [...]

2. The same column mentions members of the HAGER family, noting that
R. Menachem Mendel HAGER, son of R. Moshe Yehoshua HAGER, recently
visited the city of Vishnitz to commemorate the yahrzeit of his
forefather, R. Menachem Mendel HAGER (1820-1884), first Vishnitzer
Rebbe, son of R.Chaim HAGER (1795-1854), grandson of R. Menachem
Mendel HAGER (first Kossover Rebbe) (1768-1825), son of R. Yaacov
Kopel Chasid HAGER-KAPILETIS (d. 1787).
Is there any evidence that R' Avrohom Hamaloch used the surname
FRIEDMAN, or that R' Kopl Chosid used the surname HAGER? Or is
this just the inventive mind of the editor of Machberes?

After all, both lived before surnames came into everyday use.

Perets Mett


BERNSTEIN #france

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

I'm looking information concerning a BERNSTEIN family. The father was
Louis (Lewi) BERNSTEIN, born around 1890/1900, maybe in Poland. The
mother was Sadi (Sajda), maiden name unknown, born in Lublin
(Poland). They had five children : Daniel, Rachel, Dahl (b. 1930), a
boy whose first name is unknown, Sonia. The children were probably
born somewhere in Alsace (Haut-Rhin). Any information would be
welcome.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


French SIG #France BERNSTEIN #france

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

I'm looking information concerning a BERNSTEIN family. The father was
Louis (Lewi) BERNSTEIN, born around 1890/1900, maybe in Poland. The
mother was Sadi (Sajda), maiden name unknown, born in Lublin
(Poland). They had five children : Daniel, Rachel, Dahl (b. 1930), a
boy whose first name is unknown, Sonia. The children were probably
born somewhere in Alsace (Haut-Rhin). Any information would be
welcome.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Goodman in Merthyr Tydfil #poland

John & Dorothy Mitchell <d-mitchell@...>
 

Information sought on Myer Goodman, born in Merthyr Tydfil Glamorgan
South Wales around 1877. He was a pawnbroker/jeweller by occupation, and
said to be a brilliant pianist. His Father, Moses Goodman was born in
Wlodawa Poland, and was also a pawnbroker.

I am interested in both ancestry and descent. Any help welcome. Please
contact me: Dorothy Mitchell d-mitchell@...


JRI Poland #Poland Goodman in Merthyr Tydfil #poland

John & Dorothy Mitchell <d-mitchell@...>
 

Information sought on Myer Goodman, born in Merthyr Tydfil Glamorgan
South Wales around 1877. He was a pawnbroker/jeweller by occupation, and
said to be a brilliant pianist. His Father, Moses Goodman was born in
Wlodawa Poland, and was also a pawnbroker.

I am interested in both ancestry and descent. Any help welcome. Please
contact me: Dorothy Mitchell d-mitchell@...


Re: Help with Polish town name from Hebrew #poland

Jurek Hirschberg <jurek@...>
 

Avigdor,

There is a part of Warsaw called Pelcowizna. It name fits the Hebrew
letters that you have listed. See if your record could actually refer to
Warsaw or look for a village with a similar name in other parts of
Poland - unless anybody has a better idea.

Best regards,

Jurek Hirschberg
Stockholm
jurek@...

HIRSCHBERG, GOLIGER (Tarnopol)
BERNSTEIN, ROSENZWEIG, PODHORCER, STEINBOK, PERLMUTTER (Skalat)

-----Original Message-----
From: Avigdor&Laia [mailto:lbendov@...]
Subject: [jri-pl] Help with Polish town name >from Hebrew


My research uncovered a Polish shtetl (in Lomza province in all
likelihood) unfamiliar to me and not found in the ShtetlSearch or
glossaries. I have no sure location to pin this to, so one guess is as
good as another.

The Hebrew name is spelled peh-lamed-tzadik-bet-yud-zayen-nun-heh
I tried pronouncing it as: /plotzbisna/ /palchebizne/ /platzvisna/
/pelechbizneh/ /palchebezna/ and others, but to no avail. Maybe someone
with Polish skills can decipher a close-sounding match to the Hebrew and
suggest a name of a real town in pre-War Poland that I seek?

I found Polesie Wojszynskie, but I don't believe that is close. Please
respond privately to lbendov@... Thanks for your input,

Avigdor Ben-Dov
Researching: RUTKIEWICZ, SUSMAN, NURZEC, SOLARZ


JRI Poland #Poland RE: Help with Polish town name from Hebrew #poland

Jurek Hirschberg <jurek@...>
 

Avigdor,

There is a part of Warsaw called Pelcowizna. It name fits the Hebrew
letters that you have listed. See if your record could actually refer to
Warsaw or look for a village with a similar name in other parts of
Poland - unless anybody has a better idea.

Best regards,

Jurek Hirschberg
Stockholm
jurek@...

HIRSCHBERG, GOLIGER (Tarnopol)
BERNSTEIN, ROSENZWEIG, PODHORCER, STEINBOK, PERLMUTTER (Skalat)

-----Original Message-----
From: Avigdor&Laia [mailto:lbendov@...]
Subject: [jri-pl] Help with Polish town name >from Hebrew


My research uncovered a Polish shtetl (in Lomza province in all
likelihood) unfamiliar to me and not found in the ShtetlSearch or
glossaries. I have no sure location to pin this to, so one guess is as
good as another.

The Hebrew name is spelled peh-lamed-tzadik-bet-yud-zayen-nun-heh
I tried pronouncing it as: /plotzbisna/ /palchebizne/ /platzvisna/
/pelechbizneh/ /palchebezna/ and others, but to no avail. Maybe someone
with Polish skills can decipher a close-sounding match to the Hebrew and
suggest a name of a real town in pre-War Poland that I seek?

I found Polesie Wojszynskie, but I don't believe that is close. Please
respond privately to lbendov@... Thanks for your input,

Avigdor Ben-Dov
Researching: RUTKIEWICZ, SUSMAN, NURZEC, SOLARZ


BERNSTEIN #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

I'm looking information concerning a BERNSTEIN family. The father was
Louis (Lewi) BERNSTEIN, born around 1890/1900, maybe in Poland. The
mother was Sadi (Sajda), maiden name unknown, born in Lublin (Poland).
They had five children : Daniel, Rachel, Dahl (b. 1930), a boy whose first
name is unknown, Sonia. Any information would be welcome.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BERNSTEIN #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

I'm looking information concerning a BERNSTEIN family. The father was
Louis (Lewi) BERNSTEIN, born around 1890/1900, maybe in Poland. The
mother was Sadi (Sajda), maiden name unknown, born in Lublin (Poland).
They had five children : Daniel, Rachel, Dahl (b. 1930), a boy whose first
name is unknown, Sonia. Any information would be welcome.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Searching for SCHMUKLER #general

Shuman, Carl H
 

According to the Ellis Island record repository, my grandmother, Sophie
(Shprintze) SCHMUKLER, arrived in the United States in 1906 >from a town
called "Unrewia," Her father, Michel SCHMUKLER, arrived in the United
States in the United States in 1900 >from the town of "Brisk." Both settled
in Philadelphia. I was advised previously that "Brisk" was another name
for "Brest Litovsk." No one, however, has been able to trace the name
"Unrewia." Is there a village near Brest Litovsk that sounds like
"Unrewia" or is this more likely simply a case of the Ellis Island intake
official misunderstanding what my grandmother was saying? Also, I have not
been able to find any information >from the Ellis Island records on the
arrival of my greatgrandmother, Nechama SCHMUKLER, or on my grandmother
Sophie's siblings. Those who emigrated to the United States included her
brothers Morris SCHMUKLER (who apparently changed the spelling of his last
name to SMOOKLER), and Herschel SCMUKLER and her sisters Dora, Sarah, and
Rose. Apparently, the oldest brother, Abraham SCHMUKLER, stayed in Europe
and perished along with his wife and children during the Second World War.
Also, I am told that Herschel left a wife in Europe. Sophie married
Abraham PAUL and settled in Philadelphia. Herschel lived in Burlingon, New
Jersey with his sister Sarah and helped to raise her invalid child, Jakie.
Rose married and settled in Philadelphia and Dora settled in New York. I
am particularly interested in knowing if there is a way to find out what
happened to Abraham and would be pleased to find out more about birth and
marriage records for all of the SCHMUKLERS. I have tried all of the
conventional JewishGen searches that I know about to find out more birth
and marriage information about this side of my family but I have come up
empty. I believe that Nechama's maiden name may have been "BIRENBOIM" or
somthing very close to that. Any help/suggestions would be greatly
appreciated.

Thank you.

Carl H. SHUMAN
Harrisburg, PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for SCHMUKLER #general

Shuman, Carl H
 

According to the Ellis Island record repository, my grandmother, Sophie
(Shprintze) SCHMUKLER, arrived in the United States in 1906 >from a town
called "Unrewia," Her father, Michel SCHMUKLER, arrived in the United
States in the United States in 1900 >from the town of "Brisk." Both settled
in Philadelphia. I was advised previously that "Brisk" was another name
for "Brest Litovsk." No one, however, has been able to trace the name
"Unrewia." Is there a village near Brest Litovsk that sounds like
"Unrewia" or is this more likely simply a case of the Ellis Island intake
official misunderstanding what my grandmother was saying? Also, I have not
been able to find any information >from the Ellis Island records on the
arrival of my greatgrandmother, Nechama SCHMUKLER, or on my grandmother
Sophie's siblings. Those who emigrated to the United States included her
brothers Morris SCHMUKLER (who apparently changed the spelling of his last
name to SMOOKLER), and Herschel SCMUKLER and her sisters Dora, Sarah, and
Rose. Apparently, the oldest brother, Abraham SCHMUKLER, stayed in Europe
and perished along with his wife and children during the Second World War.
Also, I am told that Herschel left a wife in Europe. Sophie married
Abraham PAUL and settled in Philadelphia. Herschel lived in Burlingon, New
Jersey with his sister Sarah and helped to raise her invalid child, Jakie.
Rose married and settled in Philadelphia and Dora settled in New York. I
am particularly interested in knowing if there is a way to find out what
happened to Abraham and would be pleased to find out more about birth and
marriage records for all of the SCHMUKLERS. I have tried all of the
conventional JewishGen searches that I know about to find out more birth
and marriage information about this side of my family but I have come up
empty. I believe that Nechama's maiden name may have been "BIRENBOIM" or
somthing very close to that. Any help/suggestions would be greatly
appreciated.

Thank you.

Carl H. SHUMAN
Harrisburg, PA