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Translation from Hebrew - Wolf Lieb Frankel - Thank you #general

julie jones <juliejosef@...>
 

I wish to thank everyone who assisted me with this translation.

Julie Jones, Ontario, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation from Hebrew - Wolf Lieb Frankel - Thank you #general

julie jones <juliejosef@...>
 

I wish to thank everyone who assisted me with this translation.

Julie Jones, Ontario, Canada


Arthur and Erich BUKOFZER from Schwetz (Swiecie) #general

AnieDoodle
 

Dear Genners,

I was recently sent information about Arthur BUKOFZER, born about 1880, who
had a store in Schwetz (Swiecie),where he carried trade in corn until about
1935. Arthur and his son Erich, were murdered in a mass execution in Schwetz in
October 1939. Erich was around 30 years old in 1939.

I am told that a second son (first name unknown) emigrated to the U.S. just
before the war.

Does anyone have information about this BUKOFZER family or other BUKOFZER
families >from the area around Schwetz?

Please respond privately.

Thanks in advance!

Anne Dean

Covington, VA U.S.A.
AnieDoodle@aol.com

Searching: ALLEN, BUKOFZER, COPELAND/KAPLAN (Minsk/Grodno?), FRIEDLANDER,
GELULA, GILLMAN, GREENBERG (Grodno), GRODZKI (Suwalki), GROZCKY, GROSBY,
GROSSKY, KILLASHINSKY, KILLASINSKY, KRAZINSKY (Dubrova), LEWIN, LEWINTHAL,
RABBINO, SZEYNMAN (Suwalki)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Arthur and Erich BUKOFZER from Schwetz (Swiecie) #general

AnieDoodle
 

Dear Genners,

I was recently sent information about Arthur BUKOFZER, born about 1880, who
had a store in Schwetz (Swiecie),where he carried trade in corn until about
1935. Arthur and his son Erich, were murdered in a mass execution in Schwetz in
October 1939. Erich was around 30 years old in 1939.

I am told that a second son (first name unknown) emigrated to the U.S. just
before the war.

Does anyone have information about this BUKOFZER family or other BUKOFZER
families >from the area around Schwetz?

Please respond privately.

Thanks in advance!

Anne Dean

Covington, VA U.S.A.
AnieDoodle@aol.com

Searching: ALLEN, BUKOFZER, COPELAND/KAPLAN (Minsk/Grodno?), FRIEDLANDER,
GELULA, GILLMAN, GREENBERG (Grodno), GRODZKI (Suwalki), GROZCKY, GROSBY,
GROSSKY, KILLASHINSKY, KILLASINSKY, KRAZINSKY (Dubrova), LEWIN, LEWINTHAL,
RABBINO, SZEYNMAN (Suwalki)


Jewish neighborhoods in Cambridge MA in 1900 #general

Elaine Shuman <eas27@...>
 

My grandmother was born in 1900, birth registered in Cambridge MA. I haven't
been able to find her and her family in the 1900 census. I'm hoping if I
find an area of Jewish families in Cambridge I can search page by page.

Looking for street, ward, precinct or enumeration district where most Jewish
families lived in Cambridge MA in 1900.



William WOLFSON and Bertha (parents)
children:
Josephine (under a year)
Solomon/Charles (abt 3 yrs old)

William was a shoe maker >from Russia

Thamk you
Elaine Shuman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish neighborhoods in Cambridge MA in 1900 #general

Elaine Shuman <eas27@...>
 

My grandmother was born in 1900, birth registered in Cambridge MA. I haven't
been able to find her and her family in the 1900 census. I'm hoping if I
find an area of Jewish families in Cambridge I can search page by page.

Looking for street, ward, precinct or enumeration district where most Jewish
families lived in Cambridge MA in 1900.



William WOLFSON and Bertha (parents)
children:
Josephine (under a year)
Solomon/Charles (abt 3 yrs old)

William was a shoe maker >from Russia

Thamk you
Elaine Shuman


Scandanavia SIG #scandinavia

Aufseeser <aufsee@...>
 

Dear Elsbeth,

I also think it is fine to have dual languages on the list. I don't know
any Scandinavian languages, but I could probably make out birth dates, towns
and death dates, and if I find a connection I could find a way to get it
translated. I feel the benefit of having one site for researchers with
Scandinavian interests outweighs the disadvantage of not knowing the
language for me.

Cary Aufseeser
Newton, MA


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Scandanavia SIG #scandinavia

Aufseeser <aufsee@...>
 

Dear Elsbeth,

I also think it is fine to have dual languages on the list. I don't know
any Scandinavian languages, but I could probably make out birth dates, towns
and death dates, and if I find a connection I could find a way to get it
translated. I feel the benefit of having one site for researchers with
Scandinavian interests outweighs the disadvantage of not knowing the
language for me.

Cary Aufseeser
Newton, MA


R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM-Roshenoi/Pinsk #rabbinic

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

I've posted before about my ggreatuncle's diary in which he mentions
a relative, Rabbi Mordechai of Rushenoi, who was the AB"D (head of
the Rabbinical Court) in Pinsk. I've come to the conclusion that
this Rabbi was Rabbi Mordechai ZACKHEIM who served in the above
position in Pinsk >from 1843 until his death in 1853. (according to
"Scattered Seeds").

I would be happy to find anyone who has more knowledge of this
R' Mordechai's personal and family life. The questions are: Our
gggrandmother was said to have been brought up in his home. She was
also supposed to be >from the family of R' Chaim of Volozhin. As we
understand she was orphaned at a young age. Since there are two
personalities amongst the descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin who
died young each leaving behind a young daughter, did/would
R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM take in this girl into his home, was he that
close to the Volozhin "house"? I understand, >from M. Zinovitz' "Etz
Chaim" that R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM was on the "board" of the Yeshiva
in Volozhin.

I saw that there were ZACKHEIMs in Vilna. Was there a family
connection between the ZACKHEIMs and the Gaon? There is a family
"legend" that we are related also to the GR"A.

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone having information about the
above.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM-Roshenoi/Pinsk #rabbinic

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

I've posted before about my ggreatuncle's diary in which he mentions
a relative, Rabbi Mordechai of Rushenoi, who was the AB"D (head of
the Rabbinical Court) in Pinsk. I've come to the conclusion that
this Rabbi was Rabbi Mordechai ZACKHEIM who served in the above
position in Pinsk >from 1843 until his death in 1853. (according to
"Scattered Seeds").

I would be happy to find anyone who has more knowledge of this
R' Mordechai's personal and family life. The questions are: Our
gggrandmother was said to have been brought up in his home. She was
also supposed to be >from the family of R' Chaim of Volozhin. As we
understand she was orphaned at a young age. Since there are two
personalities amongst the descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin who
died young each leaving behind a young daughter, did/would
R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM take in this girl into his home, was he that
close to the Volozhin "house"? I understand, >from M. Zinovitz' "Etz
Chaim" that R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM was on the "board" of the Yeshiva
in Volozhin.

I saw that there were ZACKHEIMs in Vilna. Was there a family
connection between the ZACKHEIMs and the Gaon? There is a family
"legend" that we are related also to the GR"A.

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone having information about the
above.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Matityahu = Matisyahu = LIEBMANN #germany

levyduffy@...
 

Hello GerSIGers,
Could someone please tell me whether Matityahu and Matisyahu are the same
name? Are they spelt identically in Hebrew? I was unable to find Matityahu
on the Given Names Data Base recently. I am sure it was there six months
ago.

My interest in the name arises >from the fact that my gggggf was called
Matityahu, i.e. mem-tav-tav-yud-hey-vav, as was my gggf. The latter was born
in 1817 in Germany (Segeberg, Holstein) and known for civil purposes as
Matthias David LEVY.

I have been trying to trace the enigmatic Matityahu in Ratzeburg, where
David LEVY was born in 1786, and the surrounding towns in the former Duchy
of Mecklenburg. In various publications on the subject of Jews in
Mecklenburg I have only come across the name Matthias once.

Could it be that he was known as Liebmann for civil purposes? Has anybody
else out there got a Matityahu or Matisyahu in late 18th century Germany? Regards,

Justin Levy (Dublin, Ireland) levyduffy@eircom.net


German SIG #Germany Matityahu = Matisyahu = LIEBMANN #germany

levyduffy@...
 

Hello GerSIGers,
Could someone please tell me whether Matityahu and Matisyahu are the same
name? Are they spelt identically in Hebrew? I was unable to find Matityahu
on the Given Names Data Base recently. I am sure it was there six months
ago.

My interest in the name arises >from the fact that my gggggf was called
Matityahu, i.e. mem-tav-tav-yud-hey-vav, as was my gggf. The latter was born
in 1817 in Germany (Segeberg, Holstein) and known for civil purposes as
Matthias David LEVY.

I have been trying to trace the enigmatic Matityahu in Ratzeburg, where
David LEVY was born in 1786, and the surrounding towns in the former Duchy
of Mecklenburg. In various publications on the subject of Jews in
Mecklenburg I have only come across the name Matthias once.

Could it be that he was known as Liebmann for civil purposes? Has anybody
else out there got a Matityahu or Matisyahu in late 18th century Germany? Regards,

Justin Levy (Dublin, Ireland) levyduffy@eircom.net


WARBURG-MELCHIOR #germany

Uri Schwarz, Director of Public Relations <pr@...>
 

Dear friends.
I am one of the thousands of descendents of Menke WARBURG (born around
1700?) who later changed his name to MELCHIOR. I wonder if anyone has
any information on him. In particularly about his ancestors and why he
changed his name. Thank you,

Uri (Ove) Schwarz Jerusalem www.geocities.com/pukkelryggede/


German SIG #Germany WARBURG-MELCHIOR #germany

Uri Schwarz, Director of Public Relations <pr@...>
 

Dear friends.
I am one of the thousands of descendents of Menke WARBURG (born around
1700?) who later changed his name to MELCHIOR. I wonder if anyone has
any information on him. In particularly about his ancestors and why he
changed his name. Thank you,

Uri (Ove) Schwarz Jerusalem www.geocities.com/pukkelryggede/


Re: Kaganoff's Dictionary of Jewish Names #germany

Gary Mokotoff (Optonline) <garymokotoff@...>
 

Benzion Kagan's book, "A Dictionary of Jewish Names and their History," is a
pioneering book on Jewish surnames. Like many pioneer efforts, it is
obsolete by today's standards. Much has been learned about the origin and
evolution of Jewish surnames in Central and Eastern Europe since the
Kaganoff book was published. The new standard is the works of Dr. Alexander
Beider: A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Russian Empire, A
Dictionary of Jewish Surnames form the Kingdom of Poland, A Dictionary of
Ashkenazic Given Names.

Two new important works on Jewish names will be published by Avotaynu some
time this year. "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from Galicia" by Dr. Beider
and "19th Century Jewish Surnames >from the German Empire," by Lars Menk. The
Menk book has been previewed by Dr. Beider who says it is "excellent."

Gary Mokotoff Northern New Jersey garymokotoff@optonline.net


German SIG #Germany RE: Kaganoff's Dictionary of Jewish Names #germany

Gary Mokotoff (Optonline) <garymokotoff@...>
 

Benzion Kagan's book, "A Dictionary of Jewish Names and their History," is a
pioneering book on Jewish surnames. Like many pioneer efforts, it is
obsolete by today's standards. Much has been learned about the origin and
evolution of Jewish surnames in Central and Eastern Europe since the
Kaganoff book was published. The new standard is the works of Dr. Alexander
Beider: A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Russian Empire, A
Dictionary of Jewish Surnames form the Kingdom of Poland, A Dictionary of
Ashkenazic Given Names.

Two new important works on Jewish names will be published by Avotaynu some
time this year. "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from Galicia" by Dr. Beider
and "19th Century Jewish Surnames >from the German Empire," by Lars Menk. The
Menk book has been previewed by Dr. Beider who says it is "excellent."

Gary Mokotoff Northern New Jersey garymokotoff@optonline.net


Wolf, Velvel vs. English equivalents #general

Sylvia Kaye <sylk@...>
 

I had to put my two-penny-worth in .. no-one mentioned that the names
Velvel and Wolf were also changed to Victor in English. This was how my
English uncle (of Polish origin) came to be called Victor.

Sylvia Kaye (originally KOSAKOFSKY of Kiev)
Israel (formerly London)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wolf, Velvel vs. English equivalents #general

Sylvia Kaye <sylk@...>
 

I had to put my two-penny-worth in .. no-one mentioned that the names
Velvel and Wolf were also changed to Victor in English. This was how my
English uncle (of Polish origin) came to be called Victor.

Sylvia Kaye (originally KOSAKOFSKY of Kiev)
Israel (formerly London)


Re: Does Yehuda = Louis? #general

Lifshitz-Krams Anne
 

=== As often in this case, it is not a translation in proper sense, but a
"phonic" substitution (like Alfred for Avram, Maurice for Moise, etc.).

Anne Lifshitz-Krams

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Subject: Re: Does Yehuda = Louis?


The name Ludwig comes >from 2 High German words which mean Loud or Famous
Warrior (Hlud) Loud (wig )Struggle. Louis is derived >from the name Ludwig.
(In German Slang, a Louis was a pimp).
I suppose one could use the name Louis for any name, but I don't see why
it would be a common substitution for Zev since it had nothing to do with
that animal except perhaps that Judah Macabee was a valiant warrior or some
other remote possiblitiy, but why not any of his four other brothers, like
John, Jonathan, Eliezer or Simeon?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Does Yehuda = Louis? #general

Lifshitz-Krams Anne
 

=== As often in this case, it is not a translation in proper sense, but a
"phonic" substitution (like Alfred for Avram, Maurice for Moise, etc.).

Anne Lifshitz-Krams

----- Original Message -----
Subject: Re: Does Yehuda = Louis?


The name Ludwig comes >from 2 High German words which mean Loud or Famous
Warrior (Hlud) Loud (wig )Struggle. Louis is derived >from the name Ludwig.
(In German Slang, a Louis was a pimp).
I suppose one could use the name Louis for any name, but I don't see why
it would be a common substitution for Zev since it had nothing to do with
that animal except perhaps that Judah Macabee was a valiant warrior or some
other remote possiblitiy, but why not any of his four other brothers, like
John, Jonathan, Eliezer or Simeon?