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Thanks to All for the Email re Paterson Shuls #general

jaroen@...
 

Thanks to the folks who very kindly emailed me with information. Nice
to meet you all in cyberland and grateful for advice. Candace Lee
Carpenter
I welcome all information about the Hasidic community in Paterson NJ
from the 1920's on.
Mr. Jerry N., If you are reading this please don't think I don't need
your continued help, you have been so very kind to me. Keep it up, it's
a double triple mitzvah for you! Best Regards, CLC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks to All for the Email re Paterson Shuls #general

jaroen@...
 

Thanks to the folks who very kindly emailed me with information. Nice
to meet you all in cyberland and grateful for advice. Candace Lee
Carpenter
I welcome all information about the Hasidic community in Paterson NJ
from the 1920's on.
Mr. Jerry N., If you are reading this please don't think I don't need
your continued help, you have been so very kind to me. Keep it up, it's
a double triple mitzvah for you! Best Regards, CLC


Re: Introduction -- PRINCE family #general

Jules Levin
 

At 10:04 PM 7/27/2005, you wrote:
Hi, I just joined this group. I am looking for my grandfathers family. The
rest of my family we have no info at all about. He was >from Brest-Litovsk
& came to Chicago sometime before 1918. Moved to California later. His
father had a tailor shop in Brest & they came together. I don't think our
real last mane was Prince. Does anyone know how to pronounce the word for
Prince in Russian, Polish, Yiddish? Just a long shot.
Depends what you mean by the word for prince. In Russian if you are
referring to an English prince, you just say preents, but of course Russian
princes have different terms entirely, e.g., tsarevich... There may have
been a name in which a syllable existed that sounds like "prince", but
perhaps Prince is a sort of translation of a name like Herzog which can
have Jewish bearers and means "duke" in German.
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Introduction -- PRINCE family #general

Jules Levin
 

At 10:04 PM 7/27/2005, you wrote:
Hi, I just joined this group. I am looking for my grandfathers family. The
rest of my family we have no info at all about. He was >from Brest-Litovsk
& came to Chicago sometime before 1918. Moved to California later. His
father had a tailor shop in Brest & they came together. I don't think our
real last mane was Prince. Does anyone know how to pronounce the word for
Prince in Russian, Polish, Yiddish? Just a long shot.
Depends what you mean by the word for prince. In Russian if you are
referring to an English prince, you just say preents, but of course Russian
princes have different terms entirely, e.g., tsarevich... There may have
been a name in which a syllable existed that sounds like "prince", but
perhaps Prince is a sort of translation of a name like Herzog which can
have Jewish bearers and means "duke" in German.
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


Polish gangster Urke Nachalnik (Wizna, Warsaw and Otwock, Poland) - Part 2 #general

Jose Gutstein
 

I've added a second article about famous Polish gangster Urke Nachalnik,
this one written by Abraham Karpinowicz, noted Yiddish writer >from Vilna.

http://www.wizna.com/urke2.htm

Urke was born Icek Farberowicz in Wizna in 1897, to a wealthy family, but
his life took a rebellious turn after his father's second marriage. Urke
went >from Yeshiva boy, to a criminal, and then, to a self-made author who
was famous in his time and made a good living at it. And finally, to his
heroic end, in underground actions against the Germans, in Otwock, Poland
(near Warsaw). He was caught derailing Nazi trains, and killed as a result.
His books and stories were published in several languages, and made into
theater plays and newspaper serial stories. Likewise, numerous books and
articles about Polish gangsters have included sections about Urke.

Urke's wife Liza and son Shmuel were last seen in the Warsaw Ghetto.

If you have connections to Otwock and have stories (or photos) about Urke,
please contact me.

Thanks,

Jose Gutstein
E-Mail: Gutstein@bellsouth.net
Radzilow web page: http://www.radzilow.com
Szczuczyn web page: http://www.szczuczyn.com
Wizna web page: http://www.wizna.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish gangster Urke Nachalnik (Wizna, Warsaw and Otwock, Poland) - Part 2 #general

Jose Gutstein
 

I've added a second article about famous Polish gangster Urke Nachalnik,
this one written by Abraham Karpinowicz, noted Yiddish writer >from Vilna.

http://www.wizna.com/urke2.htm

Urke was born Icek Farberowicz in Wizna in 1897, to a wealthy family, but
his life took a rebellious turn after his father's second marriage. Urke
went >from Yeshiva boy, to a criminal, and then, to a self-made author who
was famous in his time and made a good living at it. And finally, to his
heroic end, in underground actions against the Germans, in Otwock, Poland
(near Warsaw). He was caught derailing Nazi trains, and killed as a result.
His books and stories were published in several languages, and made into
theater plays and newspaper serial stories. Likewise, numerous books and
articles about Polish gangsters have included sections about Urke.

Urke's wife Liza and son Shmuel were last seen in the Warsaw Ghetto.

If you have connections to Otwock and have stories (or photos) about Urke,
please contact me.

Thanks,

Jose Gutstein
E-Mail: Gutstein@bellsouth.net
Radzilow web page: http://www.radzilow.com
Szczuczyn web page: http://www.szczuczyn.com
Wizna web page: http://www.wizna.com


Re: Locating shtetl Shmugun near Vilnius #general

Carlos Glikson
 

trying to locate a town ...
The town was called Shmugun and was about 40 miles
from Vilna.
Hello Barbara, the location may be Smorgon (according to ShtetlSeeker:
Smarhon', Smorgonie, Smorgone, Smorgon') . It is in today's Belarus, 45.5
miles ESE of Vilnius, and 62.0 miles NW of Minsk

ShtetlSeeker
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/LocTown.asp
gives its coordinates, 54°29' 26°24' , and the distance to Minsk, capital of
Belarus.

ShtetlSeeker also gives the coordinates for Vilnius, 54°41' 25°19'. You can
see the approximate distances using the links to map servers, or you can use
this info, together with the data for Smorgon, to find that the distance
from this possible "Shmugun" to Vilnius is 45.5 miles.
JOS - JewishGen Calculator
http://www.jewishgen.org/JOS/
Distance / Direction: calculates distance and direction between towns
(kilometers and miles).

Hope this helps,

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Locating shtetl Shmugun near Vilnius #general

Carlos Glikson
 

trying to locate a town ...
The town was called Shmugun and was about 40 miles
from Vilna.
Hello Barbara, the location may be Smorgon (according to ShtetlSeeker:
Smarhon', Smorgonie, Smorgone, Smorgon') . It is in today's Belarus, 45.5
miles ESE of Vilnius, and 62.0 miles NW of Minsk

ShtetlSeeker
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/LocTown.asp
gives its coordinates, 54°29' 26°24' , and the distance to Minsk, capital of
Belarus.

ShtetlSeeker also gives the coordinates for Vilnius, 54°41' 25°19'. You can
see the approximate distances using the links to map servers, or you can use
this info, together with the data for Smorgon, to find that the distance
from this possible "Shmugun" to Vilnius is 45.5 miles.
JOS - JewishGen Calculator
http://www.jewishgen.org/JOS/
Distance / Direction: calculates distance and direction between towns
(kilometers and miles).

Hope this helps,

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires


Re: Stettin #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Robert Israel" <israel@math.ubc.ca> wrote

In article <00a001c59369$c7213aa0$2b5b80d8@DDW6HF41>,
S. Cohen <scohen@thejnet.com> wrote:

I am seeking information on the town Stettin in Poland or in countries
where Jews were deported to Poland during WWII.
or any town in Poland which was renamed Stettin by the Germans.
Sheindle Cohen
scohen@thejnet.com
Stettin is the German name of the Polish city of Szczecin, but it was not
"renamed": this city was historically German (Pomeranian actually), and
was transferred to Poland at the end of WWII. See e.g. the thread
"Questions >from a really naive beginner" >from June 2003:
<http://tinyurl.com/b2795>
According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stettin Stettin was
founded by Warcislaw IV (called New Szczecin).

Only in 1720 were the Swedes forced to cede the city to the Elector of
Brandeburg.

Until the 1630s Stettin was the capital of the Duchy of Pomerania which was
ruled by the Slavonic Griffin dynasty which was of Slavic origins.

This is abstracted >from Wikipedia and I cannot vouch for its content.

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/world/A0860467.html also contains a history
of Pommerania. Like all European history with changing borders and
frontiers, it is rather difficult to be certain about these things, and, of
course, wars have started over these sorts of arguments, and so it rather
depends who is saying it.

I am not a historian and I am not an expert on this.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


Thanks for prompt help with finding NY marriage records in early 1900s #general

Deb(orah) Cohen Skolnik
 

Almost as soon as I posted, three people contacted me
and gave me the information I needed to locate the
pertinent records. I have written to each of them
privately to thank them, but wanted to acknowledge the
help promptly so that others who might be inclined to
respond would know I've found what I needed.

One person reminded me that this info is in the FAQ
and that reading it was a good idea. I agree -- and
it is something I should have done. I have read it
before, but not recently, and as you all know, as
different pieces of our family puzzles are unearthed,
our needs sometime change and we don't always remember
to revisit something we may have looked at a while
ago.

In any case, I hope someday that I can help someone
with the same courtesy, accuracy and promptness that I
was shown just now. I want to acknowledge publicly
that not just for this question, but for the few
others I have posted, that I have had someone
volunteer to help me every time. What a great
extended family this group is! :)

Debbie Cohen Skolnik
Fairview, NC

Searching:

LANDY, LANDE, LONDIN -- Bialystok-Chicago (Tilly Landy)
GARBARSH, GARBAR, GERBER -- Ostrow - Chicago (Jacob Gerber)
SOLUTUSZKYN -- ??Jatyn (on Ellis Island Records)-Brooklyn, NY
Peshe (Bessie) Solutuszkyn Cohen
KISSIN -- Kiev-Brooklyn, NY became Barney or Barnet Cohen at some
point


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Stettin #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Robert Israel" <israel@math.ubc.ca> wrote

In article <00a001c59369$c7213aa0$2b5b80d8@DDW6HF41>,
S. Cohen <scohen@thejnet.com> wrote:

I am seeking information on the town Stettin in Poland or in countries
where Jews were deported to Poland during WWII.
or any town in Poland which was renamed Stettin by the Germans.
Sheindle Cohen
scohen@thejnet.com
Stettin is the German name of the Polish city of Szczecin, but it was not
"renamed": this city was historically German (Pomeranian actually), and
was transferred to Poland at the end of WWII. See e.g. the thread
"Questions >from a really naive beginner" >from June 2003:
<http://tinyurl.com/b2795>
According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stettin Stettin was
founded by Warcislaw IV (called New Szczecin).

Only in 1720 were the Swedes forced to cede the city to the Elector of
Brandeburg.

Until the 1630s Stettin was the capital of the Duchy of Pomerania which was
ruled by the Slavonic Griffin dynasty which was of Slavic origins.

This is abstracted >from Wikipedia and I cannot vouch for its content.

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/world/A0860467.html also contains a history
of Pommerania. Like all European history with changing borders and
frontiers, it is rather difficult to be certain about these things, and, of
course, wars have started over these sorts of arguments, and so it rather
depends who is saying it.

I am not a historian and I am not an expert on this.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks for prompt help with finding NY marriage records in early 1900s #general

Deb(orah) Cohen Skolnik
 

Almost as soon as I posted, three people contacted me
and gave me the information I needed to locate the
pertinent records. I have written to each of them
privately to thank them, but wanted to acknowledge the
help promptly so that others who might be inclined to
respond would know I've found what I needed.

One person reminded me that this info is in the FAQ
and that reading it was a good idea. I agree -- and
it is something I should have done. I have read it
before, but not recently, and as you all know, as
different pieces of our family puzzles are unearthed,
our needs sometime change and we don't always remember
to revisit something we may have looked at a while
ago.

In any case, I hope someday that I can help someone
with the same courtesy, accuracy and promptness that I
was shown just now. I want to acknowledge publicly
that not just for this question, but for the few
others I have posted, that I have had someone
volunteer to help me every time. What a great
extended family this group is! :)

Debbie Cohen Skolnik
Fairview, NC

Searching:

LANDY, LANDE, LONDIN -- Bialystok-Chicago (Tilly Landy)
GARBARSH, GARBAR, GERBER -- Ostrow - Chicago (Jacob Gerber)
SOLUTUSZKYN -- ??Jatyn (on Ellis Island Records)-Brooklyn, NY
Peshe (Bessie) Solutuszkyn Cohen
KISSIN -- Kiev-Brooklyn, NY became Barney or Barnet Cohen at some
point


Re: Buch #ciechanow #poland

David.Buch@...
 

Good day to all of you.

My name is David J. Buch. My ancestors came >from Ciechanow,
specifically Srul Buch, whose two sons (Joseph Hirsch and Elia Leizer)
moved to the nearby village of Raciaz. There were many Buchs remaining
in Ciechanow, although I have no idea what happened to them.

If anyone has information on the Buch family in Ciechanow, I would
appreciate an E-mail message. (david.buch@uni.edu)

I have a family tree for the Buchs >from the period they lived in
Raciaz, and I also have excellent contacts with family in Israel and
the US.

Thank you.
DB


#Ciechanow #Poland Re: Buch #ciechanow #poland

David.Buch@...
 

Good day to all of you.

My name is David J. Buch. My ancestors came >from Ciechanow,
specifically Srul Buch, whose two sons (Joseph Hirsch and Elia Leizer)
moved to the nearby village of Raciaz. There were many Buchs remaining
in Ciechanow, although I have no idea what happened to them.

If anyone has information on the Buch family in Ciechanow, I would
appreciate an E-mail message. (david.buch@uni.edu)

I have a family tree for the Buchs >from the period they lived in
Raciaz, and I also have excellent contacts with family in Israel and
the US.

Thank you.
DB


Re: Israeli first names #general

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Lawrence Blum <lblum1@tampabay.rr.com> asked:
In doing research of Israeli family, I find first names leave me lost.
Is the name male or female?.
Need help.
Raanan M Amit M Hadar M/F Ilay M
Ofek M Doron M Or M/F Idan M/F
Irit F Roi M Lior M Oded M
Hilla F Yuval M
Will apprecate any help

= Since it's a matter of general interest, I'm sending my answer to the
group.

Best regards, Udi Cain, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Israeli first names #general

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Lawrence Blum <lblum1@tampabay.rr.com> asked:
In doing research of Israeli family, I find first names leave me lost.
Is the name male or female?.
Need help.
Raanan M Amit M Hadar M/F Ilay M
Ofek M Doron M Or M/F Idan M/F
Irit F Roi M Lior M Oded M
Hilla F Yuval M
Will apprecate any help

= Since it's a matter of general interest, I'm sending my answer to the
group.

Best regards, Udi Cain, Israel


Stettin #general

S. Cohen <scohen@...>
 

I am seeking information on the town Stettin in Poland or in countries where
Jews were deported to Poland during WWII.
or any town in Poland which was renamed Stettin by the Germans.
Sheindle Cohen
scohen@thejnet.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Stettin #general

S. Cohen <scohen@...>
 

I am seeking information on the town Stettin in Poland or in countries where
Jews were deported to Poland during WWII.
or any town in Poland which was renamed Stettin by the Germans.
Sheindle Cohen
scohen@thejnet.com


Ollie Cromwell,s Accountants #general

sturap silverpen <sturap@...>
 

A few years ago I found in a dusty text book at Jews
College in London, a short reference to some
instructions given by Oliver Cromwell in and around 1650,
for two Jewish East End clerks to go to the garrison
town of Cork to investigate corruption in the
accounts of the food stores there. I was unable to
discover what they found or what they reported back
to him.
Were they the first to settle in the South of Ireland?
Stuart Raperport
sturap silverpen <sturap@yahoo.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ollie Cromwell,s Accountants #general

sturap silverpen <sturap@...>
 

A few years ago I found in a dusty text book at Jews
College in London, a short reference to some
instructions given by Oliver Cromwell in and around 1650,
for two Jewish East End clerks to go to the garrison
town of Cork to investigate corruption in the
accounts of the food stores there. I was unable to
discover what they found or what they reported back
to him.
Were they the first to settle in the South of Ireland?
Stuart Raperport
sturap silverpen <sturap@yahoo.com>