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any known information on family KNIAZ? #general

Elzbieta Kniaz
 

As I have just subscribed and am very new to this
method of searching, please forgive any mistakes. I
would also like to thank in advance anyone who might
respond to this e-mail. I do not own a computer, so I
use the local library facilities, and sometimes it is
impossible to squeeze everything into the limited time
provided.
I am searching for information (any relevant leads) on
my father/his family/his ancestors. His name was
Jozef KNIAZ. Born in Khodoriv (then Chodorow), lived
in Sambir (then Sambor). Year of birth 1899.
I was 12/13 when he died in 1962. He was a very
silent man and spoke very little about his past. The
little information that I have, was passed onto me by
my mother. My parents met and married in 1943/44 in
Ramla Israel. My mother also only revealed the basics.
I only know that he was arrested in 1939 in Lwow,
sentenced to be shot, somehow managed to escape being
killed but was sent to Siberia instead.
He had a brother and sister, and also two daughters by
his first wife (killed in the war). What happened to
all these people I do not know.
Since beginning my research I have found that there
are a number of KNIAZ's in Israel and am currently
exploring that.

Shalom
Ela KNIAZ -Sussex-England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen any known information on family KNIAZ? #general

Elzbieta Kniaz
 

As I have just subscribed and am very new to this
method of searching, please forgive any mistakes. I
would also like to thank in advance anyone who might
respond to this e-mail. I do not own a computer, so I
use the local library facilities, and sometimes it is
impossible to squeeze everything into the limited time
provided.
I am searching for information (any relevant leads) on
my father/his family/his ancestors. His name was
Jozef KNIAZ. Born in Khodoriv (then Chodorow), lived
in Sambir (then Sambor). Year of birth 1899.
I was 12/13 when he died in 1962. He was a very
silent man and spoke very little about his past. The
little information that I have, was passed onto me by
my mother. My parents met and married in 1943/44 in
Ramla Israel. My mother also only revealed the basics.
I only know that he was arrested in 1939 in Lwow,
sentenced to be shot, somehow managed to escape being
killed but was sent to Siberia instead.
He had a brother and sister, and also two daughters by
his first wife (killed in the war). What happened to
all these people I do not know.
Since beginning my research I have found that there
are a number of KNIAZ's in Israel and am currently
exploring that.

Shalom
Ela KNIAZ -Sussex-England


Re: Pun-yah Surname {in the UK and Australia} #general

Shaul and Aviva Ceder <ceder@...>
 

"Fonya" (according to my father, who lived as a refugee >from German-occupied
Poland in the Soviet Union) was actually a diminutive for Afanasy, the
Russian form of the Greek name Athanasios, which, for some reason,
represented the Russian Gentile as far as Jews were concerned.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Pun-yah Surname {in the UK and Australia} #general

Shaul and Aviva Ceder <ceder@...>
 

"Fonya" (according to my father, who lived as a refugee >from German-occupied
Poland in the Soviet Union) was actually a diminutive for Afanasy, the
Russian form of the Greek name Athanasios, which, for some reason,
represented the Russian Gentile as far as Jews were concerned.


Thank you- viewmate,seren friedman #general

Pat Shaw <pat@...>
 

To All Jewish Genners,
Thank you to all of you who answeredmy questions about my family
FRIEDMAN. I had many answers which were all helpful.
Thank you again.

Pat Shaw
Williams, Oregon
Searching: FRIEDMAN, Szaloszend; FRIEDMAN, Buzinka; POLLACHEK, Debrecen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you- viewmate,seren friedman #general

Pat Shaw <pat@...>
 

To All Jewish Genners,
Thank you to all of you who answeredmy questions about my family
FRIEDMAN. I had many answers which were all helpful.
Thank you again.

Pat Shaw
Williams, Oregon
Searching: FRIEDMAN, Szaloszend; FRIEDMAN, Buzinka; POLLACHEK, Debrecen


Re: Jewish Soldiers dead in WWI #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Sorin,

You do not give your place of residence, so I can only hope that you
might be in the US. If so, there are 18 libraries in the US that
hold that book, according to the OCLC WorldCat. You can request a copy
on Interlibrary Loan >from your nearest Public Library. At least you can
then look at it, and judge if it might list all the names, or at least
the ones you might be seeking.

There is also a copy at Oxford Univ., in the UK, as well as the
Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France.

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
ROM-SIG

Sorin Goldenberg wrote:

To all who asked me if I've ever got an answer to the question, the
answer I've got >from two different sources (thanks again) is:

There is a book containg such names :

"EVREII DIN ROMANIA IN RAZBOIUL DE REINTREGIRE A TARII (1916-1918) "
ISBN 973-92359-12-3, cost $10. Publisher - Ha Sefer, Bucharest.
MODERATOR NOTE: A reminder here of the importance of
always following the JewishGen rule to include your place
of residence in your signature!


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Jewish Soldiers dead in WWI #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Sorin,

You do not give your place of residence, so I can only hope that you
might be in the US. If so, there are 18 libraries in the US that
hold that book, according to the OCLC WorldCat. You can request a copy
on Interlibrary Loan >from your nearest Public Library. At least you can
then look at it, and judge if it might list all the names, or at least
the ones you might be seeking.

There is also a copy at Oxford Univ., in the UK, as well as the
Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France.

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
ROM-SIG

Sorin Goldenberg wrote:

To all who asked me if I've ever got an answer to the question, the
answer I've got >from two different sources (thanks again) is:

There is a book containg such names :

"EVREII DIN ROMANIA IN RAZBOIUL DE REINTREGIRE A TARII (1916-1918) "
ISBN 973-92359-12-3, cost $10. Publisher - Ha Sefer, Bucharest.
MODERATOR NOTE: A reminder here of the importance of
always following the JewishGen rule to include your place
of residence in your signature!


Interview with Stuart Tower, author of "The Wayfarers" - can be listened to online - September 3, 2005 #romania

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

STUART TOWER, author of "THE WAYFARERS",
was the JGS of Montreal's featured speaker in May, 2005.

On Saturday, September 3rd, 2005, at 8:30am (EST)
journalist Leslie Lutsky's radio interview with Stuart Tower
will be broadcast on Montreal radio and can be listened
to online at: http://www.radiocentreville.com/

California-based, Mr. Tower is the author of the best-selling Jewish
historical book,
"The Wayfarers". Published in 2003, "The Wayfarers" chronicles the
emigration, on foot,
of thousands of Jews >from Romania across Europe and to America, between
1899-1914.
In Yiddish, these wayfarers were known as 'fusgeyers'.

The response to this compelling epic saga has been overwhelming. This
fascinating story
tells of courageous, organized groups of young Jews defiantly set against
the sheer hopelessness
of life under harsh totalitarian rule, trekking to ports across the
dangerously anti-Semitic,
xenophobic Europe of the early 1900's. A docudrama based on the book is
being prepared
by Yale Strom. A feature film is also in the planning stages.

*For Montrealers - please set your dial at 102.3 FM at 8:30am*
on Saturday, September 3rd
to hear this interesting and informative interview!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming
merlek@videotron.ca
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Romania SIG #Romania Interview with Stuart Tower, author of "The Wayfarers" - can be listened to online - September 3, 2005 #romania

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

STUART TOWER, author of "THE WAYFARERS",
was the JGS of Montreal's featured speaker in May, 2005.

On Saturday, September 3rd, 2005, at 8:30am (EST)
journalist Leslie Lutsky's radio interview with Stuart Tower
will be broadcast on Montreal radio and can be listened
to online at: http://www.radiocentreville.com/

California-based, Mr. Tower is the author of the best-selling Jewish
historical book,
"The Wayfarers". Published in 2003, "The Wayfarers" chronicles the
emigration, on foot,
of thousands of Jews >from Romania across Europe and to America, between
1899-1914.
In Yiddish, these wayfarers were known as 'fusgeyers'.

The response to this compelling epic saga has been overwhelming. This
fascinating story
tells of courageous, organized groups of young Jews defiantly set against
the sheer hopelessness
of life under harsh totalitarian rule, trekking to ports across the
dangerously anti-Semitic,
xenophobic Europe of the early 1900's. A docudrama based on the book is
being prepared
by Yale Strom. A feature film is also in the planning stages.

*For Montrealers - please set your dial at 102.3 FM at 8:30am*
on Saturday, September 3rd
to hear this interesting and informative interview!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming
merlek@videotron.ca
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Mitchell Schwartz, son of Sylvia and Abe Achwartz #general

M. Amsel-Arieli <nomietai@...>
 

We are searching for Mitchell SCHWARTZ, son of
Sylvia and Abe Schwartz. Abe was killed in a
house intrusion in 1965 in Yonkers, NY....mother
and child then moved to California (?) and were
never heard of again. Mitchell (his surname
may later have been changed) was 27 months old
at the time. His cousins are desperately
searching for him. Can anyone help?

If you know a Mitchell (Schwartz?) who is c42
years old, whose father was murdered...

Our fear is that his mother remarried, assumed
the second husband's last name, and never
related the tragedy to her son.

Please contact me privately,
Melody Amsel-Arieli
Maaleh Adumim

Researching
Slovakia: AMSEL, SCHONFELD, BAUM, LANDAU, EINHORN, RITTER
Bessarabia: ZAZULIA, MORGENSTERN,CUSHILEVITZ, POLLAK
Galicia: EINSTEIN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mitchell Schwartz, son of Sylvia and Abe Achwartz #general

M. Amsel-Arieli <nomietai@...>
 

We are searching for Mitchell SCHWARTZ, son of
Sylvia and Abe Schwartz. Abe was killed in a
house intrusion in 1965 in Yonkers, NY....mother
and child then moved to California (?) and were
never heard of again. Mitchell (his surname
may later have been changed) was 27 months old
at the time. His cousins are desperately
searching for him. Can anyone help?

If you know a Mitchell (Schwartz?) who is c42
years old, whose father was murdered...

Our fear is that his mother remarried, assumed
the second husband's last name, and never
related the tragedy to her son.

Please contact me privately,
Melody Amsel-Arieli
Maaleh Adumim

Researching
Slovakia: AMSEL, SCHONFELD, BAUM, LANDAU, EINHORN, RITTER
Bessarabia: ZAZULIA, MORGENSTERN,CUSHILEVITZ, POLLAK
Galicia: EINSTEIN


Re: How to recruit JewishGenners in Russia, Poland or Ukrain #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

In a message dated 9/2/2005 2:39:34 PM Pacific Standard Time,
ameliede@earthlink.net writes:

Dear Genners. It's a pitty that there is nobody >from Russia,Poland or Ukrain
in our discussion(according to the emails). There are our roots and there we
must consentrate our searches. The question is how to "force" them to
contact?They can help us in our search in archives,cemetaries, etc. I would
be very happy if we could discuss it. It can be very helpful
Best wishes
Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net
I have heard several times >from Genners in Poland, Germany, Ukraine and even
Russia. I have had a tremendous amount of help >from a dear lady in Poland
who has been an invaluable resource to me in the research of my FISCHER/FISZER
family. I've also heard >from people around the world. A man in South
Africa helped me find a cousin in Tulsa, Oklahoma! I am indebted to JG friends
in the UK, Canada, Israel and South America.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
Corona, California
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN (Obertyn,
Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?),FELDMAN (Veliuona,
Kaunas), KAHN/KOHN/COHN/CAHN, FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh,
PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD),
BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS,
RABINOWITZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How to recruit JewishGenners in Russia, Poland or Ukrain #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

In a message dated 9/2/2005 2:39:34 PM Pacific Standard Time,
ameliede@earthlink.net writes:

Dear Genners. It's a pitty that there is nobody >from Russia,Poland or Ukrain
in our discussion(according to the emails). There are our roots and there we
must consentrate our searches. The question is how to "force" them to
contact?They can help us in our search in archives,cemetaries, etc. I would
be very happy if we could discuss it. It can be very helpful
Best wishes
Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net
I have heard several times >from Genners in Poland, Germany, Ukraine and even
Russia. I have had a tremendous amount of help >from a dear lady in Poland
who has been an invaluable resource to me in the research of my FISCHER/FISZER
family. I've also heard >from people around the world. A man in South
Africa helped me find a cousin in Tulsa, Oklahoma! I am indebted to JG friends
in the UK, Canada, Israel and South America.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
Corona, California
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN (Obertyn,
Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?),FELDMAN (Veliuona,
Kaunas), KAHN/KOHN/COHN/CAHN, FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh,
PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD),
BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS,
RABINOWITZ


Re: Looking for Titner's #general

Stephen Mednick <jewishgen@...>
 

I'm also aware of the spelling TINTNER.

Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)

I have tracked my grandfather, Max TITNER, to Hennepin County
in Minnesota. He was born there in 1894. I believe his
siblings were Dorothy, Harry, Lou, and Sam. It appears that
Lou and Sam were born in Wisconsin.

His mother's name was Lottie or Lotta and I believe her
maiden name was Rabinowitz or Roberts. Lottie was born in
Russia. I do not know her husband's name but he was also born
in Russia. The census records show that Lottie was either
widowed or divorced. An alternate spelling of the name was TITTNER.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Looking for Titner's #general

Stephen Mednick <jewishgen@...>
 

I'm also aware of the spelling TINTNER.

Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)

I have tracked my grandfather, Max TITNER, to Hennepin County
in Minnesota. He was born there in 1894. I believe his
siblings were Dorothy, Harry, Lou, and Sam. It appears that
Lou and Sam were born in Wisconsin.

His mother's name was Lottie or Lotta and I believe her
maiden name was Rabinowitz or Roberts. Lottie was born in
Russia. I do not know her husband's name but he was also born
in Russia. The census records show that Lottie was either
widowed or divorced. An alternate spelling of the name was TITTNER.


Searching KELNER #general

loufine <loufine@...>
 

Hi Genners

I am seeking two 3rd cousins: Gerald and Stuart KELNER. Their parents Milton
and Ruth WEISEL.

Please reply privately.

Louis A. Fine
Bellingham WA USA
loufine@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching KELNER #general

loufine <loufine@...>
 

Hi Genners

I am seeking two 3rd cousins: Gerald and Stuart KELNER. Their parents Milton
and Ruth WEISEL.

Please reply privately.

Louis A. Fine
Bellingham WA USA
loufine@comcast.net


Re: How to determine port of entry #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

I saw the answer saying to get the Naturalization
Papers and laughed. Yes, that is great for someone
naturalized well into the 20th century, but it won't
help at all for an early naturalization.

As with many questions asked by relative newcomers,
the specifics are omitted, so the answer can't be
given except as 'it depends'.

In this case the answer was also lacking in specifics,
perhaps because the answerer thought all
naturalization papers gave the same information. They
don't. My gr grandfathers' papers say they intend to
give up their allegience to the 'King of ____', and
they do then give up their allegience. That is all.

It can be very difficult to find the port of origin of
an early immigrant. His/her residence in the US can
be a help, but it isn't always. One gr grandmother
was living in NYC with her 3 little kids and her
brother-in-law in 1870; she came in 1870, and
presumably she would continue to Verona, NY where her
husband lived. Presumably the 4 family members had
recently gotten to NY and entered there, but I haven't
found them on NYC arrivals or 'Russians to NY' or
anything else. I've also checked Philly and Boston;
not there either. Her husband came 2 years earlier,
also presumably to NYC, but I haven't found his
records either.

Good luck.

Sally Bruckheimer
Bridgewater, NJ

"What would be the best approach to determining where a specific person
entered the US? What documents (death certificate, etc.) would be of
the most asistance. "


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How to determine port of entry #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

I saw the answer saying to get the Naturalization
Papers and laughed. Yes, that is great for someone
naturalized well into the 20th century, but it won't
help at all for an early naturalization.

As with many questions asked by relative newcomers,
the specifics are omitted, so the answer can't be
given except as 'it depends'.

In this case the answer was also lacking in specifics,
perhaps because the answerer thought all
naturalization papers gave the same information. They
don't. My gr grandfathers' papers say they intend to
give up their allegience to the 'King of ____', and
they do then give up their allegience. That is all.

It can be very difficult to find the port of origin of
an early immigrant. His/her residence in the US can
be a help, but it isn't always. One gr grandmother
was living in NYC with her 3 little kids and her
brother-in-law in 1870; she came in 1870, and
presumably she would continue to Verona, NY where her
husband lived. Presumably the 4 family members had
recently gotten to NY and entered there, but I haven't
found them on NYC arrivals or 'Russians to NY' or
anything else. I've also checked Philly and Boston;
not there either. Her husband came 2 years earlier,
also presumably to NYC, but I haven't found his
records either.

Good luck.

Sally Bruckheimer
Bridgewater, NJ

"What would be the best approach to determining where a specific person
entered the US? What documents (death certificate, etc.) would be of
the most asistance. "