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Re: Polk County (Des Moines) Naturalization Help #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Although I don't know anything about Des Moines, I was told by an Erie County, NY
clerk that during the 1930's, each county's naturalization records were collected
at the county hall and indexed-part of the depression era work. So I would say
try your county hall.

And at Erie County Hall, many of the clerks who do not handle the naturalization
records do not know they are there-so ask around if you get a 'don't know of any'
answer.

The exception, of course, is NYC, where there are many people going between
counties (boroughs) so that the records were collected at NARA.

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Polk County (Des Moines) Naturalization Help #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Although I don't know anything about Des Moines, I was told by an Erie County, NY
clerk that during the 1930's, each county's naturalization records were collected
at the county hall and indexed-part of the depression era work. So I would say
try your county hall.

And at Erie County Hall, many of the clerks who do not handle the naturalization
records do not know they are there-so ask around if you get a 'don't know of any'
answer.

The exception, of course, is NYC, where there are many people going between
counties (boroughs) so that the records were collected at NARA.

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


Changed Address #general

Anita Frankel
 

Announcing my new address:

frankel2@charter.net

Thank you
Anita Frankel
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Changed Address #general

Anita Frankel
 

Announcing my new address:

frankel2@charter.net

Thank you
Anita Frankel
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Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l's family #rabbinic

Sarah Lasry <SrhLsr@...>
 

I am researching my KLEPFISZ (and spelling variations) family, and
amongst them, Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l. (A brother to my
great-great grandfather, Rabbi Aharon Shlomo Zalman KLEPFISZ, z"l.)

Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l was written about in Encyclopedia
Judaica.

He lived >from 1820-1902 & was born in Nemirov. (is that in Belarus,
Russia, Poland, or Ukraine? All of these were suggested when doing a
D-M search on ShtetlSeeker.)

He was "Chief Rabbi"/Av Bet Din of Warsaw, Poland, where his family
moved >from Nemirov.

I have the names of his children, but am missing a number of names
and contact with their descendants.

As well, I heard that Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l was married
twice; I don't know the name of his second wife, nor do I know which
children descended >from which marriage.

Here's what I have. Please e-mail me if you can add/correct and
especially if you know more about any of the following and/or are
somehow related!!!

Descendants of Schmue-l Zanvil Klepfisz

1 Schmue-l Zanvil Klepfisz
.. +Rochel Berman
........ 2 Motele Klepfisz
................... 3 Schprintze Klepfish
................... 3 Yitzchok Klepfisz
....................... +Ita
................... 3 Tontse Klepfish
........ 2 Esther Klepfisz
............ +Schlomo Dovid Kahana
................... 3 Schmue-l Zanvil Kahana
....................... +Guda
........ 2 Tchottcha Tooncha Klepfisz
............ +Specht
........ 2 Roshka Klepfisz
............ +Halber
................... 3 Ruchna Halber
....................... +Lange
................... 3 Samuel Halber
................... 3 Baruch Halber
........2 Golda Tchotcha Klepfisz
............ + Miklishansky
................3 Samuel Miklishansky
................3 Jacob Miklishansky
................3 .....
...........2 Frajda Klepfisz
............ +Henoch Jakubowicz
................... 3 Zelig Jacob
....................... +Charlotte Shuster
................... 3 Israe-l (Stanley) Jackson
....................... +Trudy Maibaum
................... 3 Victor Sabez
................... 3 Rochelle Jakubowicz
....................... +Indelman
................... 3 Guta Jakubowicz
....................... +Kalman Motuik
........ 2 ? Klepfisz
............ +Yudkowski
........ 2 Yekel Klepfisz
........ 2 Benye Klepfisz
........ 2 Chana Klepfisz
............ +Rabbi Chaim Fein
................... 3 Sarah Fein
................... +Natan Strikowski (Ahikam)
................... 3 Esther Fein
.......................+Yossef Newman
................... 3 Rivkah Fein
....................... +Meir Moed
................... 3 Yaakov Fein
................... 3 Chaya Fein
................... 3 Zeinvil Fein
................... 3 Yitzchak (Itzik) Fein
................... 3 Freida Fein
*2nd Wife of Schmue-l Zanvil Klepfisz:
.. +?

Thank you very much!!!

Sarah Lasry
Montreal, Canada


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l's family #rabbinic

Sarah Lasry <SrhLsr@...>
 

I am researching my KLEPFISZ (and spelling variations) family, and
amongst them, Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l. (A brother to my
great-great grandfather, Rabbi Aharon Shlomo Zalman KLEPFISZ, z"l.)

Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l was written about in Encyclopedia
Judaica.

He lived >from 1820-1902 & was born in Nemirov. (is that in Belarus,
Russia, Poland, or Ukraine? All of these were suggested when doing a
D-M search on ShtetlSeeker.)

He was "Chief Rabbi"/Av Bet Din of Warsaw, Poland, where his family
moved >from Nemirov.

I have the names of his children, but am missing a number of names
and contact with their descendants.

As well, I heard that Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l was married
twice; I don't know the name of his second wife, nor do I know which
children descended >from which marriage.

Here's what I have. Please e-mail me if you can add/correct and
especially if you know more about any of the following and/or are
somehow related!!!

Descendants of Schmue-l Zanvil Klepfisz

1 Schmue-l Zanvil Klepfisz
.. +Rochel Berman
........ 2 Motele Klepfisz
................... 3 Schprintze Klepfish
................... 3 Yitzchok Klepfisz
....................... +Ita
................... 3 Tontse Klepfish
........ 2 Esther Klepfisz
............ +Schlomo Dovid Kahana
................... 3 Schmue-l Zanvil Kahana
....................... +Guda
........ 2 Tchottcha Tooncha Klepfisz
............ +Specht
........ 2 Roshka Klepfisz
............ +Halber
................... 3 Ruchna Halber
....................... +Lange
................... 3 Samuel Halber
................... 3 Baruch Halber
........2 Golda Tchotcha Klepfisz
............ + Miklishansky
................3 Samuel Miklishansky
................3 Jacob Miklishansky
................3 .....
...........2 Frajda Klepfisz
............ +Henoch Jakubowicz
................... 3 Zelig Jacob
....................... +Charlotte Shuster
................... 3 Israe-l (Stanley) Jackson
....................... +Trudy Maibaum
................... 3 Victor Sabez
................... 3 Rochelle Jakubowicz
....................... +Indelman
................... 3 Guta Jakubowicz
....................... +Kalman Motuik
........ 2 ? Klepfisz
............ +Yudkowski
........ 2 Yekel Klepfisz
........ 2 Benye Klepfisz
........ 2 Chana Klepfisz
............ +Rabbi Chaim Fein
................... 3 Sarah Fein
................... +Natan Strikowski (Ahikam)
................... 3 Esther Fein
.......................+Yossef Newman
................... 3 Rivkah Fein
....................... +Meir Moed
................... 3 Yaakov Fein
................... 3 Chaya Fein
................... 3 Zeinvil Fein
................... 3 Yitzchak (Itzik) Fein
................... 3 Freida Fein
*2nd Wife of Schmue-l Zanvil Klepfisz:
.. +?

Thank you very much!!!

Sarah Lasry
Montreal, Canada


Military Uniforms #general

Stein Lewis
 

from the time I got started in genealogy I have been trying to find out about a
picture of my mggf, He is shown in an elaborate uniform which I discovered was
worn by hussars. Much research and many postings later, that was all that I knew
until I came across the web site of Mark Conrad
( http://home.comcast.net/~markconrad/). I sent Mark a copy of the photo and the
next day I received a reply which not only told me that my ggf was a
non-commissioned officer in His Majesty's Life-Guards Hussar Regiment
(Leib-Gvardiya Gusarskii Ego Velichestva polk), but also detailed the items within
the photograph to support his finding as well as a description of the color of
each item in the black and white photo. He also sent me a photo of a group of
hussars >from my ggf's regiment which clearly shows all of the details in my
photograph.

Mark gave me permission to post his website so that those of you who might have
questions about relatives in uniforrn might get help in identification. Mark's
expertise is primarily the Russian army, but he can also help with some other
uniforms.

The one question which Mark could not answer was how an obvious Jew (Hirsch
Englisher) could have been a non-com in an elite regiment.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Military Uniforms #general

Stein Lewis
 

from the time I got started in genealogy I have been trying to find out about a
picture of my mggf, He is shown in an elaborate uniform which I discovered was
worn by hussars. Much research and many postings later, that was all that I knew
until I came across the web site of Mark Conrad
( http://home.comcast.net/~markconrad/). I sent Mark a copy of the photo and the
next day I received a reply which not only told me that my ggf was a
non-commissioned officer in His Majesty's Life-Guards Hussar Regiment
(Leib-Gvardiya Gusarskii Ego Velichestva polk), but also detailed the items within
the photograph to support his finding as well as a description of the color of
each item in the black and white photo. He also sent me a photo of a group of
hussars >from my ggf's regiment which clearly shows all of the details in my
photograph.

Mark gave me permission to post his website so that those of you who might have
questions about relatives in uniforrn might get help in identification. Mark's
expertise is primarily the Russian army, but he can also help with some other
uniforms.

The one question which Mark could not answer was how an obvious Jew (Hirsch
Englisher) could have been a non-com in an elite regiment.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL


Re: Spouses' Parents' Names #general

ELIAS SAVADA
 

On Jun 7, 2004, Varda Epstein wrote:

I have done the same thing, but in my own case, I became fascinated in
the yichus of a certain third cousin and discovered that because they lived in a
small community: Old Jerusalem, our common relatives were likely to have dual
relationships. That led me to a very important, not to mention pleasurable part
of my research.
Exactly! These connections are what make genealogy so much fun. While researching
the family of one of my wife's GGG uncle's, I found two other connections among
her siblings to other branches of her family, a sister whose son's wife
half-brother married a 1C2R, and a brother whose son married another 1C1R. Two of
these relations were previously on the tree, but making the connection, plus
making a lot of new friends, is what makes this type of research so enlightening.
There's also the rare occurrence of siblings marrying sibling in-laws.

It's the same reason that when you visit a cemetery you don't just look at the
gravestone(s) of the known relatives, but of those nearby, or in the same row. You
might just find a sibling, niece, nephew, or even parent not too far away.

Elias Savada
esavada@mac.com
Bethesda MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Spouses' Parents' Names #general

ELIAS SAVADA
 

On Jun 7, 2004, Varda Epstein wrote:

I have done the same thing, but in my own case, I became fascinated in
the yichus of a certain third cousin and discovered that because they lived in a
small community: Old Jerusalem, our common relatives were likely to have dual
relationships. That led me to a very important, not to mention pleasurable part
of my research.
Exactly! These connections are what make genealogy so much fun. While researching
the family of one of my wife's GGG uncle's, I found two other connections among
her siblings to other branches of her family, a sister whose son's wife
half-brother married a 1C2R, and a brother whose son married another 1C1R. Two of
these relations were previously on the tree, but making the connection, plus
making a lot of new friends, is what makes this type of research so enlightening.
There's also the rare occurrence of siblings marrying sibling in-laws.

It's the same reason that when you visit a cemetery you don't just look at the
gravestone(s) of the known relatives, but of those nearby, or in the same row. You
might just find a sibling, niece, nephew, or even parent not too far away.

Elias Savada
esavada@mac.com
Bethesda MD


Re: Yenta #general

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>
 

On Ida Selavan wrote:

To all:
It is my theory that the name Yenta took on its present pejorative meaning
from the series in the Forward about Yenta Tilabenda in the twenties and
thirties. She was described as having all the negative attributes of the newly
arrived immigrant >from Eastern Europe. Of course Abe Cahan's goal was to
americanize the new immigrants, so she was not seen favorably.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel
The name Yenta appears frequently in my family tree so I did some research to try
to find when and how it took on a negative connotation. Ida was correct in what
she wrote but there is more to the story. Paul Adler, grandson of the great
Yiddish theatre personality, Jacob Adler, wrote that his grandfather, Jacob Adler,
was the person that popularized the name Yenta back in early 1900's. Jacob wrote
a play called "Yenta Telebenta", which played in the Yiddish theatre, and also
wrote for the Jewish Daily Forward under the pen name of B. Kovner for 40 years,
using the name Yenta to describe a gossipy woman.

Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL
arnoldbd@mindspring.com


KOLNER & Wysokie Litewsk #general

amir kolner <amirkol@...>
 

Hello,
My grandfather was born in 1910 at wysokie litweskie - vysokae litovsk. His father
was baruch and his mother was Neha (Nehama). He had 2 sisters: Haya and Hana and a
brother Bearl (Dov). Besides that I don't know a lot. I do know that there was a
BRENER family that were related.
If anyone could share information It will be greatly appricated. I searched the
jewishgen data base but I couldn't find a lot of information, thank you for your
time,
Amir Kolner
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yenta #general

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>
 

On Ida Selavan wrote:

To all:
It is my theory that the name Yenta took on its present pejorative meaning
from the series in the Forward about Yenta Tilabenda in the twenties and
thirties. She was described as having all the negative attributes of the newly
arrived immigrant >from Eastern Europe. Of course Abe Cahan's goal was to
americanize the new immigrants, so she was not seen favorably.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel
The name Yenta appears frequently in my family tree so I did some research to try
to find when and how it took on a negative connotation. Ida was correct in what
she wrote but there is more to the story. Paul Adler, grandson of the great
Yiddish theatre personality, Jacob Adler, wrote that his grandfather, Jacob Adler,
was the person that popularized the name Yenta back in early 1900's. Jacob wrote
a play called "Yenta Telebenta", which played in the Yiddish theatre, and also
wrote for the Jewish Daily Forward under the pen name of B. Kovner for 40 years,
using the name Yenta to describe a gossipy woman.

Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL
arnoldbd@mindspring.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KOLNER & Wysokie Litewsk #general

amir kolner <amirkol@...>
 

Hello,
My grandfather was born in 1910 at wysokie litweskie - vysokae litovsk. His father
was baruch and his mother was Neha (Nehama). He had 2 sisters: Haya and Hana and a
brother Bearl (Dov). Besides that I don't know a lot. I do know that there was a
BRENER family that were related.
If anyone could share information It will be greatly appricated. I searched the
jewishgen data base but I couldn't find a lot of information, thank you for your
time,
Amir Kolner
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Buenos Aires: Obtaining a Death Certifcate #general

Lisa
 

Dear Researchers,

Does anybody >from the group have any experience obtaining a relative's death
certificate >from Buenos Aires (1941)? How does one go about obtaining one if you
live outside of Argentina?

Thank you for any suggestions.

Lisa Brahin Weinblatt
New Jersey, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Buenos Aires: Obtaining a Death Certifcate #general

Lisa
 

Dear Researchers,

Does anybody >from the group have any experience obtaining a relative's death
certificate >from Buenos Aires (1941)? How does one go about obtaining one if you
live outside of Argentina?

Thank you for any suggestions.

Lisa Brahin Weinblatt
New Jersey, USA


Buenos Aires Tablada and Berazategui Cemeteries Lookup #general

Meir G. Gover <mggover@...>
 

Dear Fellow Genners in Buenos Aires,

Can somebody in Buenos Aires volunteer and take digital photos of members of my
family members tombstones in the Jewish cemeteries Of Buenos Aires:
Tabalada Cemetery and Berazategui Cemetery?

I have the exact full names, locations, sections, rows and stones numbers.
Thank you so much for your cooperation.
Kindly respond privately, and I will email you the details.

Meir G. Gover
mggover@bezeqint.net
Savyon, Israel

Researching:
GARBARZ- Poland
BLUSZTEJN, EDELSTEJN - Konstantynow Nad Bugiem, Poland
LEWIN - Wegrow, Poland
RABINOWICZ - Przysucha, Poland
TENENBAUM - Radzymin, Poland
JANOWSKI - Szczebrzeszyn, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Buenos Aires Tablada and Berazategui Cemeteries Lookup #general

Meir G. Gover <mggover@...>
 

Dear Fellow Genners in Buenos Aires,

Can somebody in Buenos Aires volunteer and take digital photos of members of my
family members tombstones in the Jewish cemeteries Of Buenos Aires:
Tabalada Cemetery and Berazategui Cemetery?

I have the exact full names, locations, sections, rows and stones numbers.
Thank you so much for your cooperation.
Kindly respond privately, and I will email you the details.

Meir G. Gover
mggover@bezeqint.net
Savyon, Israel

Researching:
GARBARZ- Poland
BLUSZTEJN, EDELSTEJN - Konstantynow Nad Bugiem, Poland
LEWIN - Wegrow, Poland
RABINOWICZ - Przysucha, Poland
TENENBAUM - Radzymin, Poland
JANOWSKI - Szczebrzeszyn, Poland


Buenos Aires Cemeteries #general

Josie Barnett <josieb@...>
 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Jacob Rosen for posting the website for Buenos Aires Jewish
Cemeteries.

After a number of years of enquiries I have finally found when my Great Uncle
Jaime Chidekel died and where he is buried. I will now be able to observe his
Yartzeit. If there is anybody out there in Buenos Aires who can help me get a
photo of the grave which is at Berzaategui, that would be greatly appreciated too.
As far as I know he had no descendants - I think there may have been a nephew on
his wife's side but I am not sure.

Josie Barnett (formerly Hedakal of UK)
Jerusalem, Israel

Researching: CHIDEKEL/CHEDEKEL Sharkovschinna, HOLTZ/WOOD Nowy Dwor Maz,
HANOVITCH/LEVENE Yanover on the border????
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Buenos Aires Cemeteries #general

Josie Barnett <josieb@...>
 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Jacob Rosen for posting the website for Buenos Aires Jewish
Cemeteries.

After a number of years of enquiries I have finally found when my Great Uncle
Jaime Chidekel died and where he is buried. I will now be able to observe his
Yartzeit. If there is anybody out there in Buenos Aires who can help me get a
photo of the grave which is at Berzaategui, that would be greatly appreciated too.
As far as I know he had no descendants - I think there may have been a nephew on
his wife's side but I am not sure.

Josie Barnett (formerly Hedakal of UK)
Jerusalem, Israel

Researching: CHIDEKEL/CHEDEKEL Sharkovschinna, HOLTZ/WOOD Nowy Dwor Maz,
HANOVITCH/LEVENE Yanover on the border????
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