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1900 Census ISAACS Birth Month #general

jewishgen@juno.com <jewishgen@...>
 

The 1900 census lists birth month and year. On the particular page noting
the residents of 7th Avenue North in Minneapolis that year, I notice that
the June 9th census-taker left out some of the birth months.

In the instance of Abraham ISAACS (head of the family) only his birth year
of 1862 is listed (The birth months of Isaacs' wife, Bluma and all of their
children are provided along with the birth year.)

However the youngest member of the Isaacs' next door neighbor's family's
birth months and years appear directly above the listing for the Isaacs'
family's (specifically Abraham's_.

In other words we have

(Son) Aaron (neighbor's family) (Born) May 1892

(followed by the next family entry)

(Head) Abraham Issacs (Born) 1862

So.. could this mean that Abraham was born in May, 1862 and the census taker
just failed to use quotation marks denoting one birth was in Mary 1892 and the
next listed on the sheet was in May 1862, or does one entry have absolutely
nothing to do with the next?

Stacy Harris
Nashville, Tennessee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1900 Census ISAACS Birth Month #general

jewishgen@juno.com <jewishgen@...>
 

The 1900 census lists birth month and year. On the particular page noting
the residents of 7th Avenue North in Minneapolis that year, I notice that
the June 9th census-taker left out some of the birth months.

In the instance of Abraham ISAACS (head of the family) only his birth year
of 1862 is listed (The birth months of Isaacs' wife, Bluma and all of their
children are provided along with the birth year.)

However the youngest member of the Isaacs' next door neighbor's family's
birth months and years appear directly above the listing for the Isaacs'
family's (specifically Abraham's_.

In other words we have

(Son) Aaron (neighbor's family) (Born) May 1892

(followed by the next family entry)

(Head) Abraham Issacs (Born) 1862

So.. could this mean that Abraham was born in May, 1862 and the census taker
just failed to use quotation marks denoting one birth was in Mary 1892 and the
next listed on the sheet was in May 1862, or does one entry have absolutely
nothing to do with the next?

Stacy Harris
Nashville, Tennessee


Chevra Tillem Kesser Israel, Brooklyn #general

Craig & Lisa Hopp <fivehopps@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners,

I wanted to make available to this list a transcription of the WPA Federal
Writers' Project survey documents for Chevra Tillem Kesser Israel
(Brooklyn). The WPA Federal Writers' Project made a survey of state and
local historical records, including church records in 1939. There is a list
of the synagogues included on this list available on the internet:

http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/synagogues.htm (sometimes this link is
not clickable but any internet search engine will find it for you)

An internet friend went to the New York City Municipal Archives and made
copies >from microfilm for the two pages pertaining to Chevra Tillem Kesser
Israel (M.N. #21318, Roll #319 and M.N. #21319, Roll #320 for the Brooklyn
synagogues). This is a transcription of those two brief documents (all
spellings are exactly as they appear on these papers):

Page 1:
Chevra Tehilim Kesser Israel (Congregation of Psalms, Crown of Israel),
1891 -- Orthodox. 256 Thatford Avenue, Brooklyn.

Organized 1891. Services held in a two-story, frame synagogue, created by
congregation, until 1910, when the structure was demolished, and a modern,
brick, four-story synagogue was built on the premises. Dedicated in 1911.
First Rabbi, Shapiro, 1892-02. Present Rabbi, David Appleman, 1922--.

Minutes, 1891-1920; 1920--, custody of N. Feinbloom, secretary, 471 Powell
St. Financial, 1931--, custody of Sol. Marks, financial secretary, 22 East
96th St.

Page 2:
Henry Mirell February 6, 1939

Corp. Title: Congregation Chevra Tillem Kesser Israel - 1891
1. Kings Brooklyn
2. Congregation Chevra Tillem Kesser Israel 256 Thatford Avenue
3. Jewish-Orthodox 1891
Present Rabbi: Rabbi David Appleman - 1922 - Minsk, Russia
5. In 1891, Congregation upon organizing had built a 2 story frame
synagogue. In 1910, Congregation wrecked frame building for a modern brick
synagogue.
6. Dedicated & Consecrated 1911.
7. Synagogue is a 3 1/2 story brick building. Second floor has a separate
balcony for women worshippers. Vestry in basement for daily services.
Brick staircase leading to second floor, iron railings. 6 Florentine
stained windows >from 2 to 3 story - 3 Morgen Davids in windows.
8. Rabbi: Rabbi Shapiro 1892-1902
9. Protocol secretary, Mr. N. Feinbloom, 471 Powell Street, Brooklyn. >from
1891-1920, minute books are stored away in Synagogue. Present protocol book
in home of Secy. Written in Yiddish.
10. Secretary, Mr. Sol. Marks, 22 East 96th Street, Brooklyn. Ledger -
1931. Prior to this, no regular system of bookkeeping was kept. Membership
290.
11. Ladies Auxiliary (50 members).
12. Cash book, cash receipt book, ledger, checking account.
13. None
14.
15. Definition of Name of Synagogue.
Congregation Psalm Crown of Israel. Congregation has 24 Scrolls.
16.
17. Congregation was founded for purpose of holding religious services for
community and to aid its members in time of stress, needs, death.
Congregation has burial plots in the Mount Zion, Montefiore, and New
Montefiore Cemeteries in Long Island.


This is exactly as everything appeared on the pages. Only the answers to
the questions...the questions themselves do not appear, but an example of
the survey form is available on the web site I mentioned above so you can
compare these answers to the questions on the sample.

A YIVO archivist searched their organizational holdings for me, and nothing
could be found for Chevra Tillem Kesser Israel. Any thoughts as to what may
have happened to the ledgers and minutes books referenced in the survey
documents? Anyone connected to Mr. N. Feinbloom, Mr. Sol. Marks, or Rabbi
David Appleman? I was hoping to find out whether member death and burial
records, including a cemetery plot map, are still in existence. Chevra
Tillem Kesser Israel is the burial society for my gr-gr grandmother, Sarah
Teitelman (wife of Abraham Teitelman) who died 8 July 1912 in Brooklyn and
resided at 133-135 Belmont Ave., Brooklyn. She was buried 9 July 1912 in
Montefiore Cemetery.

Lisa Hopp
Seattle, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chevra Tillem Kesser Israel, Brooklyn #general

Craig & Lisa Hopp <fivehopps@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners,

I wanted to make available to this list a transcription of the WPA Federal
Writers' Project survey documents for Chevra Tillem Kesser Israel
(Brooklyn). The WPA Federal Writers' Project made a survey of state and
local historical records, including church records in 1939. There is a list
of the synagogues included on this list available on the internet:

http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/synagogues.htm (sometimes this link is
not clickable but any internet search engine will find it for you)

An internet friend went to the New York City Municipal Archives and made
copies >from microfilm for the two pages pertaining to Chevra Tillem Kesser
Israel (M.N. #21318, Roll #319 and M.N. #21319, Roll #320 for the Brooklyn
synagogues). This is a transcription of those two brief documents (all
spellings are exactly as they appear on these papers):

Page 1:
Chevra Tehilim Kesser Israel (Congregation of Psalms, Crown of Israel),
1891 -- Orthodox. 256 Thatford Avenue, Brooklyn.

Organized 1891. Services held in a two-story, frame synagogue, created by
congregation, until 1910, when the structure was demolished, and a modern,
brick, four-story synagogue was built on the premises. Dedicated in 1911.
First Rabbi, Shapiro, 1892-02. Present Rabbi, David Appleman, 1922--.

Minutes, 1891-1920; 1920--, custody of N. Feinbloom, secretary, 471 Powell
St. Financial, 1931--, custody of Sol. Marks, financial secretary, 22 East
96th St.

Page 2:
Henry Mirell February 6, 1939

Corp. Title: Congregation Chevra Tillem Kesser Israel - 1891
1. Kings Brooklyn
2. Congregation Chevra Tillem Kesser Israel 256 Thatford Avenue
3. Jewish-Orthodox 1891
Present Rabbi: Rabbi David Appleman - 1922 - Minsk, Russia
5. In 1891, Congregation upon organizing had built a 2 story frame
synagogue. In 1910, Congregation wrecked frame building for a modern brick
synagogue.
6. Dedicated & Consecrated 1911.
7. Synagogue is a 3 1/2 story brick building. Second floor has a separate
balcony for women worshippers. Vestry in basement for daily services.
Brick staircase leading to second floor, iron railings. 6 Florentine
stained windows >from 2 to 3 story - 3 Morgen Davids in windows.
8. Rabbi: Rabbi Shapiro 1892-1902
9. Protocol secretary, Mr. N. Feinbloom, 471 Powell Street, Brooklyn. >from
1891-1920, minute books are stored away in Synagogue. Present protocol book
in home of Secy. Written in Yiddish.
10. Secretary, Mr. Sol. Marks, 22 East 96th Street, Brooklyn. Ledger -
1931. Prior to this, no regular system of bookkeeping was kept. Membership
290.
11. Ladies Auxiliary (50 members).
12. Cash book, cash receipt book, ledger, checking account.
13. None
14.
15. Definition of Name of Synagogue.
Congregation Psalm Crown of Israel. Congregation has 24 Scrolls.
16.
17. Congregation was founded for purpose of holding religious services for
community and to aid its members in time of stress, needs, death.
Congregation has burial plots in the Mount Zion, Montefiore, and New
Montefiore Cemeteries in Long Island.


This is exactly as everything appeared on the pages. Only the answers to
the questions...the questions themselves do not appear, but an example of
the survey form is available on the web site I mentioned above so you can
compare these answers to the questions on the sample.

A YIVO archivist searched their organizational holdings for me, and nothing
could be found for Chevra Tillem Kesser Israel. Any thoughts as to what may
have happened to the ledgers and minutes books referenced in the survey
documents? Anyone connected to Mr. N. Feinbloom, Mr. Sol. Marks, or Rabbi
David Appleman? I was hoping to find out whether member death and burial
records, including a cemetery plot map, are still in existence. Chevra
Tillem Kesser Israel is the burial society for my gr-gr grandmother, Sarah
Teitelman (wife of Abraham Teitelman) who died 8 July 1912 in Brooklyn and
resided at 133-135 Belmont Ave., Brooklyn. She was buried 9 July 1912 in
Montefiore Cemetery.

Lisa Hopp
Seattle, WA


Russian town: Messity, Mesuty or Mesnty #general

wrosenz@...
 

Hi Genners,
I need help in identifying the Russian town in which my grandfather was born.
In his 1918 discharge papers >from the United States Army he list his
birthplace as a town in Russia. I cannot read the exact spelling but some of the
possibilities are Messity, Mesuty or Mesnty. I am sure of the Mes beginning and
ty ending. My grandfather was born in 1896. Does anybody have any idea what
the town or village might be? Thanks in advance.

Bill Rosenzweig
Exton, PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian town: Messity, Mesuty or Mesnty #general

wrosenz@...
 

Hi Genners,
I need help in identifying the Russian town in which my grandfather was born.
In his 1918 discharge papers >from the United States Army he list his
birthplace as a town in Russia. I cannot read the exact spelling but some of the
possibilities are Messity, Mesuty or Mesnty. I am sure of the Mes beginning and
ty ending. My grandfather was born in 1896. Does anybody have any idea what
the town or village might be? Thanks in advance.

Bill Rosenzweig
Exton, PA


Central & East European FEEFHS Genealogy Conference #hungary

Judith Deutsch Bennett <benne034@...>
 

FEEFHS, the Federation of East European Family History Societies , is
holding their three day conference >from August 19-August 21 in the Twin
Cities (Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota. The IAJGS has been represented
on the planning committee.

"Dare to Discover", Exploring Central and East European Ancestry is the
theme.

There will be over 100 presentations, many of interest to H-Sig
members. For example, Duncan Gardiner will be speaking on Czech and Slovak
genealogy. There are a number of presentations on Jewish genealogy, these
have been scheduled for Friday and Sunday.

For detailed information and a conference program and schedule go to the
FEEFHS website

http://FEEFHS.org


For those of you near the Twin Cities it will be well worth it.


Judy Deutsch Bennett


Hungary SIG #Hungary Central & East European FEEFHS Genealogy Conference #hungary

Judith Deutsch Bennett <benne034@...>
 

FEEFHS, the Federation of East European Family History Societies , is
holding their three day conference >from August 19-August 21 in the Twin
Cities (Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota. The IAJGS has been represented
on the planning committee.

"Dare to Discover", Exploring Central and East European Ancestry is the
theme.

There will be over 100 presentations, many of interest to H-Sig
members. For example, Duncan Gardiner will be speaking on Czech and Slovak
genealogy. There are a number of presentations on Jewish genealogy, these
have been scheduled for Friday and Sunday.

For detailed information and a conference program and schedule go to the
FEEFHS website

http://FEEFHS.org


For those of you near the Twin Cities it will be well worth it.


Judy Deutsch Bennett


Understanding a phrase on a tombstone #general

Israel P
 

I am a Hebrew speaker, but I am having trouble with a line on a tombstone at
http://www.pikholz.org/ZH/Graves/AharonShelomo.jpg which is my wife's g-g-
gf's grave.

I cannot figure out the context of "tam ruach" in the the third line. Or
is tam perhaps a verb in this case?

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Understanding a phrase on a tombstone #general

Israel P
 

I am a Hebrew speaker, but I am having trouble with a line on a tombstone at
http://www.pikholz.org/ZH/Graves/AharonShelomo.jpg which is my wife's g-g-
gf's grave.

I cannot figure out the context of "tam ruach" in the the third line. Or
is tam perhaps a verb in this case?

Israel Pickholtz


Canada 1911 Census Help - Winnipeg Sub-Districts -Selkirk Ave #general

Barry E Chernick
 

I have been looking through the 1911 Winnipeg Census sub-districts
trying to find Selkirk Ave and surrounding streets, with no luck. Has
anyone found the sub-district for this area of the city. It is where a
lot of the new Jewish immigrants lived. I did find Selkirk Ave in the
1906 Census and it was in sub-district 5. Does anyone know if it should
be the same sub-district for the 1911 Census?
Thanks
Barry Chernick
Bellevue, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Canada 1911 Census Help - Winnipeg Sub-Districts -Selkirk Ave #general

Barry E Chernick
 

I have been looking through the 1911 Winnipeg Census sub-districts
trying to find Selkirk Ave and surrounding streets, with no luck. Has
anyone found the sub-district for this area of the city. It is where a
lot of the new Jewish immigrants lived. I did find Selkirk Ave in the
1906 Census and it was in sub-district 5. Does anyone know if it should
be the same sub-district for the 1911 Census?
Thanks
Barry Chernick
Bellevue, WA


Re: Canada Census 1911 - Research Tip and Suggestion #general

Barry E Chernick
 

Be careful with the research tip suggestion below. I did find a family of
interest in a farming area of northern Manitoba in the 1911 Canada
Census. *Everyone* in the area was recorded as *Lutheran*. And I mean
everyone, Berchansky, Alexander, Goldstein, Moskritz etc. most of who
were definitely Jews.
Barry Chernick
Bellevue, WA

"I have a research tip for the Canada Census. If you are like me and are
flailing about blindly reading page after page of the census, you can
save some eye strain by focusing on the columns for "Racial or Tribal
Origin" and "Religion," instead of trying to read all of the family
names. If you know you are looking for a "Hebrew," you can easily
eliminate pages in just seconds which are all "R. Catholique" or
"Methodiste" etc."


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Canada Census 1911 - Research Tip and Suggestion #general

Barry E Chernick
 

Be careful with the research tip suggestion below. I did find a family of
interest in a farming area of northern Manitoba in the 1911 Canada
Census. *Everyone* in the area was recorded as *Lutheran*. And I mean
everyone, Berchansky, Alexander, Goldstein, Moskritz etc. most of who
were definitely Jews.
Barry Chernick
Bellevue, WA

"I have a research tip for the Canada Census. If you are like me and are
flailing about blindly reading page after page of the census, you can
save some eye strain by focusing on the columns for "Racial or Tribal
Origin" and "Religion," instead of trying to read all of the family
names. If you know you are looking for a "Hebrew," you can easily
eliminate pages in just seconds which are all "R. Catholique" or
"Methodiste" etc."


thanks re viewmate 6611 transliteration #general

Ruth Hyman <ruth.hyman@...>
 

Dear Genners,
Thanks to all. Just want to make sure you all know I now have
everything I want regarding this file.
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen thanks re viewmate 6611 transliteration #general

Ruth Hyman <ruth.hyman@...>
 

Dear Genners,
Thanks to all. Just want to make sure you all know I now have
everything I want regarding this file.
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY


Re: A better copy of a census page? #general

Barbara Niederhoff <iamthewind@...>
 

On the [xxx], I found a 1910 US Federal Census for New York,
Manhattan Borough. As it happens, the page I need is out of focus and
practically unreadable. I checked at the [xxx], the same blurred
image. Where can I get the better copy of this particular page (I know
the ED and the sheet number)?
There is a Family History Center at 3105 S Broadway, Fort Myers, Florida.
They're open Wed. through Fri., 9am-4pm. It costs $3.25 to rent the
microfilm. If it's impossible for you to visit the FHC, I can view
the film at a location near me. It may not be any help if the original
page was in bad shape, though.

Anyone can find where the FHCs are by going to
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp .
They're staffed by volunteers and usually have limited hours. The ones
near me at least are open on most Saturdays. Since they put their
catalog online, I've been able to search for the films I need at home
ahead of time & then I just bring the film information to the center. It
takes two trips: one to order and one to view. Not as convenient as
zipping online, but very valuable indeed because of the variety of
materials. I encourage everyone with an FHC nearby to check the catalog
& see what may be of use in your own research.

Barbara Niederhoff
Centennial CO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A better copy of a census page? #general

Barbara Niederhoff <iamthewind@...>
 

On the [xxx], I found a 1910 US Federal Census for New York,
Manhattan Borough. As it happens, the page I need is out of focus and
practically unreadable. I checked at the [xxx], the same blurred
image. Where can I get the better copy of this particular page (I know
the ED and the sheet number)?
There is a Family History Center at 3105 S Broadway, Fort Myers, Florida.
They're open Wed. through Fri., 9am-4pm. It costs $3.25 to rent the
microfilm. If it's impossible for you to visit the FHC, I can view
the film at a location near me. It may not be any help if the original
page was in bad shape, though.

Anyone can find where the FHCs are by going to
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp .
They're staffed by volunteers and usually have limited hours. The ones
near me at least are open on most Saturdays. Since they put their
catalog online, I've been able to search for the films I need at home
ahead of time & then I just bring the film information to the center. It
takes two trips: one to order and one to view. Not as convenient as
zipping online, but very valuable indeed because of the variety of
materials. I encourage everyone with an FHC nearby to check the catalog
& see what may be of use in your own research.

Barbara Niederhoff
Centennial CO


Help Needed - Birth Record (Austria) #general

kasakaplan@...
 

My grandfather,Adolf AGATSTEIN, was born in Dereluy, Austria (per
naturalization papers) on Oct. 15, 1878. Dereluy is 7.4 miles >from
Czernowitz. When he came to the USA in 1899, EIDB states he came >from
Molodja which is 2.6 mile >from Dereluy. He always said he came >from
Czernowitz.

Can some one advise where and how I can obtain his birth record? I do not
know his parents names or anything about him. Only that he married my
grandmother, Sabina TEITELBAUM who came >from Snyatyn.

Thanks for any advice that you can give.

Elaine Sanders Kaplan
Coconut Creek, Florida

Searching:
AGATSTEIN, Czernowitz, Dereluy, Ukraine
TEITELBAUM, Snyatyn, Ukraine
TEITELBAUM, TEICHHOLZ, SCHARF, Tarnopol, Ukraine
SANDNER, GREIFINGER, Sambor, Ukraine
KRIEGEL, Drohobych, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help Needed - Birth Record (Austria) #general

kasakaplan@...
 

My grandfather,Adolf AGATSTEIN, was born in Dereluy, Austria (per
naturalization papers) on Oct. 15, 1878. Dereluy is 7.4 miles >from
Czernowitz. When he came to the USA in 1899, EIDB states he came >from
Molodja which is 2.6 mile >from Dereluy. He always said he came >from
Czernowitz.

Can some one advise where and how I can obtain his birth record? I do not
know his parents names or anything about him. Only that he married my
grandmother, Sabina TEITELBAUM who came >from Snyatyn.

Thanks for any advice that you can give.

Elaine Sanders Kaplan
Coconut Creek, Florida

Searching:
AGATSTEIN, Czernowitz, Dereluy, Ukraine
TEITELBAUM, Snyatyn, Ukraine
TEITELBAUM, TEICHHOLZ, SCHARF, Tarnopol, Ukraine
SANDNER, GREIFINGER, Sambor, Ukraine
KRIEGEL, Drohobych, Ukraine