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Cantor Israel Kupfer (Cooper) #general

Stein Lewis
 

Israel KUPFER was a well known cantor in New York during the late
19th and early 20th centuries. He later changed the spelling of his
name to Cooper. He was married to Fayge (Fanny) ENGLISZER, a sister
of my ggf. I had been under the impression that he was >from Romania,
but in the 1900 Census he reported that his place of birth and that
of his parents was Russia. He and Fanny had seven surviving children,
many of whom were either theatrical performers, agents or managers.
He apparently died before the 1910 census, in which his children show
his place of birth as Russian Poland. The low and behold in the 1920
census, his youngest son, Joseph states that his father was born in
Romania and that his mother tongue was Romania. I have been unable to
find a manifest showing the emigration of the family, which was
either in 1883 or 1886 depending on which census one believes.

I know that Israel Kupfer (COOPER) lived on Madison Street in 1900
and that he chanted at the First Romanian American Synagogue as well
as at the Kalawarie Synagogue. He performed the marriage of my
grandparents at the Congregation Sons of Israel at 13 - 15 Pike
Street at which time he showed his residence to be 3 Rutgers Street.
I have also found references to him in the "American Scene" which was
published >from time to time in the early editions of Commentary. I
also have found references to several of his sons in advertisements
and obituaries in the New York Times.

I am hoping that someone with a knowledge of the synagogues of the
Lower East Side and of theatrical in period >from 1900 to 1940 can
provide information about the family.
I am most particularly interested in knowing if there is any
information about Fanny Cooper.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cantor Israel Kupfer (Cooper) #general

Stein Lewis
 

Israel KUPFER was a well known cantor in New York during the late
19th and early 20th centuries. He later changed the spelling of his
name to Cooper. He was married to Fayge (Fanny) ENGLISZER, a sister
of my ggf. I had been under the impression that he was >from Romania,
but in the 1900 Census he reported that his place of birth and that
of his parents was Russia. He and Fanny had seven surviving children,
many of whom were either theatrical performers, agents or managers.
He apparently died before the 1910 census, in which his children show
his place of birth as Russian Poland. The low and behold in the 1920
census, his youngest son, Joseph states that his father was born in
Romania and that his mother tongue was Romania. I have been unable to
find a manifest showing the emigration of the family, which was
either in 1883 or 1886 depending on which census one believes.

I know that Israel Kupfer (COOPER) lived on Madison Street in 1900
and that he chanted at the First Romanian American Synagogue as well
as at the Kalawarie Synagogue. He performed the marriage of my
grandparents at the Congregation Sons of Israel at 13 - 15 Pike
Street at which time he showed his residence to be 3 Rutgers Street.
I have also found references to him in the "American Scene" which was
published >from time to time in the early editions of Commentary. I
also have found references to several of his sons in advertisements
and obituaries in the New York Times.

I am hoping that someone with a knowledge of the synagogues of the
Lower East Side and of theatrical in period >from 1900 to 1940 can
provide information about the family.
I am most particularly interested in knowing if there is any
information about Fanny Cooper.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL


Lookup in London at the Federation of Synagogues please #general

Rosalind
 

Would anyone reading this be willing to do 2 fairly quick look ups for me at
the Federatn of Synagogues on Watford Lane London, England please?

I have twice written and not received a reply and also tried writing to the
cemetery office.
Basically I need to find the names of the father of two individuals, neither
of which appear online.I have exact dates, grave numbers etc just not
father's name.

Please contact me privately if you could help me.
Thank you

Ros Romem
Jerusalem(Israel)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lookup in London at the Federation of Synagogues please #general

Rosalind
 

Would anyone reading this be willing to do 2 fairly quick look ups for me at
the Federatn of Synagogues on Watford Lane London, England please?

I have twice written and not received a reply and also tried writing to the
cemetery office.
Basically I need to find the names of the father of two individuals, neither
of which appear online.I have exact dates, grave numbers etc just not
father's name.

Please contact me privately if you could help me.
Thank you

Ros Romem
Jerusalem(Israel)


Searching: HOROVITZ & ROSENBLOOM families - England #general

Michael Trapunsky <trapunsky@...>
 

Hi,

I'm looking for any descendants of Chana Yentel OGUS (born January 8, 1856
in Lithuania) and her husband Chaim Mendel HOROVITZ (born around 1847 in
Lithuania).

As far as I know, their children were:
Barney HOROVITZ - birth date unknown
Kaufman HOROVITZ - birth date unknown
Mendel HOROVITZ - birth date unknown
Devorah HOROVITZ - born about 1884

I'm not sure if the children were born in Lithuania or in England but I do
know that Devorah (and probably her siblings a swell) passed away in
England (dates unknown).

I am also not sure what Kaufman's and Mendel's English names were.

Devorah HOROVITZ married Saul ROSENBLOOM (date unknown) and they had at
least two children:
Simon ROSENBLOOM
Sadie ROSENBLOOM - married Michael CURRY and had a son named Basil who
lived in the USA.

I know this isn't much to go on, but if anyone knows of this family I would
love to hear back >from you.

Thanks very much,


Michael Trapunsky
Queens, New York, USA
trapunsky@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: HOROVITZ & ROSENBLOOM families - England #general

Michael Trapunsky <trapunsky@...>
 

Hi,

I'm looking for any descendants of Chana Yentel OGUS (born January 8, 1856
in Lithuania) and her husband Chaim Mendel HOROVITZ (born around 1847 in
Lithuania).

As far as I know, their children were:
Barney HOROVITZ - birth date unknown
Kaufman HOROVITZ - birth date unknown
Mendel HOROVITZ - birth date unknown
Devorah HOROVITZ - born about 1884

I'm not sure if the children were born in Lithuania or in England but I do
know that Devorah (and probably her siblings a swell) passed away in
England (dates unknown).

I am also not sure what Kaufman's and Mendel's English names were.

Devorah HOROVITZ married Saul ROSENBLOOM (date unknown) and they had at
least two children:
Simon ROSENBLOOM
Sadie ROSENBLOOM - married Michael CURRY and had a son named Basil who
lived in the USA.

I know this isn't much to go on, but if anyone knows of this family I would
love to hear back >from you.

Thanks very much,


Michael Trapunsky
Queens, New York, USA
trapunsky@earthlink.net


Re: Birobidzhan #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"ac" < anitac47@optonline.net > wrote:

The Flushing library of the Queens Library will present: Birobidzhan:
Stalin's Forgotten Zion Branch.
See also http://www.swarthmore.edu/Home/News/biro/html/panel01.html the
presentation "Stalin's Forgotten Zion" >from Swarthmore College.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Birobidzhan #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"ac" < anitac47@optonline.net > wrote:

The Flushing library of the Queens Library will present: Birobidzhan:
Stalin's Forgotten Zion Branch.
See also http://www.swarthmore.edu/Home/News/biro/html/panel01.html the
presentation "Stalin's Forgotten Zion" >from Swarthmore College.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


Re: re saying where you are #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sat, 28 Jan 2006 04:58:33 UTC, Crzprncess@aol.com opined:

Dear Genners, There are all kinds of reasons some of us may choose not
to put down our location and that includes personal experience and safety.
Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but I haven't read all the posts yet.

As a victim of identity theft, I am extremely cautious giving out details
about myself that are posted in a public forum.
< snip >

I don't think anyone who has contributed to this thread had in mind
that "saying where you are" means giving your complete address. What
we have been saying is that it is helpful to say that you are e.g. in
New York, California, Southern England, or Ultima Thule. It is very
difficult to see how such limited placement can contribute
meaningfully to identity theft or any other nefarious plan, or how it
can jeopardize the personal safety of even the most fastidiously
private individual, male or female.

Indeed, unless one has a very, very unusual name, the identification
of the nearest large city to one's residence is of no help to a
potential identity thief or stalker. Something like "Faye Levy of
Chicago" (a name and city I just pulled out of the virtual hat of my
imagination) would narrow your ID down to thousands. The fact is that
most identity theft is done >from information available publicly, not
from the kind of information that the JewishGen moderator would
conceivably pass for publication.

As for the risk that we might miss learning about a family link with
someone who declines to say on which continent he/she resides, I have
that feeling about evrybody I pass on the street. The warning made
above isn't very impressive.

And I question the logic of refusal to divulge this kind of
information, even while knowing that it is already available on free
directory sites. If it is already out there, why, it is already out
there, and refusing to say that you live in e.g Massachusetts cannot
make it go away.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is: http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email
form there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: re saying where you are #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sat, 28 Jan 2006 04:58:33 UTC, Crzprncess@aol.com opined:

Dear Genners, There are all kinds of reasons some of us may choose not
to put down our location and that includes personal experience and safety.
Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but I haven't read all the posts yet.

As a victim of identity theft, I am extremely cautious giving out details
about myself that are posted in a public forum.
< snip >

I don't think anyone who has contributed to this thread had in mind
that "saying where you are" means giving your complete address. What
we have been saying is that it is helpful to say that you are e.g. in
New York, California, Southern England, or Ultima Thule. It is very
difficult to see how such limited placement can contribute
meaningfully to identity theft or any other nefarious plan, or how it
can jeopardize the personal safety of even the most fastidiously
private individual, male or female.

Indeed, unless one has a very, very unusual name, the identification
of the nearest large city to one's residence is of no help to a
potential identity thief or stalker. Something like "Faye Levy of
Chicago" (a name and city I just pulled out of the virtual hat of my
imagination) would narrow your ID down to thousands. The fact is that
most identity theft is done >from information available publicly, not
from the kind of information that the JewishGen moderator would
conceivably pass for publication.

As for the risk that we might miss learning about a family link with
someone who declines to say on which continent he/she resides, I have
that feeling about evrybody I pass on the street. The warning made
above isn't very impressive.

And I question the logic of refusal to divulge this kind of
information, even while knowing that it is already available on free
directory sites. If it is already out there, why, it is already out
there, and refusing to say that you live in e.g Massachusetts cannot
make it go away.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is: http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email
form there.


Re: Lithuanian Vital Records Database is now LIVE #general

Jules Levin
 

At 02:21 PM 1/27/2006, you wrote:

The introductory material for this database is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/VitalRecs.htm

Howard Margol
I have records for my GOLDSTEIN family >from Sakiai going back to 1835.
The earliest records are in Polish, not Russian as the above site states.
At some point, in the 1860's I believe, there was a switch >from Polish to
Russian, which caused a problem for many Rabbis who couldn't make the
switch (we know this >from a story about it by I. B. Singer). However, being
careful as always, I concede that it is possible that the change took
place earlier in the towns currently in the database. In any case, time will
tell, as I and others get records to translate >from this database.
Jules Levin
Los Angeles
(but now, baruch hashem, recreating in his new little house in Desert
Hot Springs for 4 days out of every two weeks).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lithuanian Vital Records Database is now LIVE #general

Jules Levin
 

At 02:21 PM 1/27/2006, you wrote:

The introductory material for this database is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/VitalRecs.htm

Howard Margol
I have records for my GOLDSTEIN family >from Sakiai going back to 1835.
The earliest records are in Polish, not Russian as the above site states.
At some point, in the 1860's I believe, there was a switch >from Polish to
Russian, which caused a problem for many Rabbis who couldn't make the
switch (we know this >from a story about it by I. B. Singer). However, being
careful as always, I concede that it is possible that the change took
place earlier in the towns currently in the database. In any case, time will
tell, as I and others get records to translate >from this database.
Jules Levin
Los Angeles
(but now, baruch hashem, recreating in his new little house in Desert
Hot Springs for 4 days out of every two weeks).


Re: Lithuanian Vital Records Database is now LIVE #general

Cyndee Meystel <cmeys@...>
 

Thank you very much. I have found a listing that might be of my husband's
great-great grandmother. The first name, last name and city are correct and
the age/date are appropriate. The question is the parent's names. The name
listed for the father is Evna and for the mother is Gana. Obviously not
Hebrew/Yiddish names. Are there particular Hebrew or Yiddish names those
names might correspond to. The father of the person I am looking for (Maska
ROMIROWSKY -- this shows a Mashka ROMEROVSKI) was named Yonah, but we don't
know the mother's name. Is there any reason to think the Evna listed here
could be Yonah.

It also corresponds in that we know that our Masha had no brothers, and this
listing only shows 1 sister.

Any help/ideas would be appreciated

Thank you.

Cyndee Meystel
Chicago, IL

< HOMARGOL@aol.com > wrote:

We are proud to announce that the database of
Lithuanian vital records is now live on JewishGen...
over 9,000 birth, marriage, divorce and death records.

These can be searched via the JewishGen Lithuania Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania

The introductory material for this database is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/VitalRecs.htm

Howard Margol


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lithuanian Vital Records Database is now LIVE #general

Cyndee Meystel <cmeys@...>
 

Thank you very much. I have found a listing that might be of my husband's
great-great grandmother. The first name, last name and city are correct and
the age/date are appropriate. The question is the parent's names. The name
listed for the father is Evna and for the mother is Gana. Obviously not
Hebrew/Yiddish names. Are there particular Hebrew or Yiddish names those
names might correspond to. The father of the person I am looking for (Maska
ROMIROWSKY -- this shows a Mashka ROMEROVSKI) was named Yonah, but we don't
know the mother's name. Is there any reason to think the Evna listed here
could be Yonah.

It also corresponds in that we know that our Masha had no brothers, and this
listing only shows 1 sister.

Any help/ideas would be appreciated

Thank you.

Cyndee Meystel
Chicago, IL

< HOMARGOL@aol.com > wrote:

We are proud to announce that the database of
Lithuanian vital records is now live on JewishGen...
over 9,000 birth, marriage, divorce and death records.

These can be searched via the JewishGen Lithuania Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania

The introductory material for this database is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/VitalRecs.htm

Howard Margol


Re: Jakabffy #hungary

Eloedfamily@...
 

My dear friends....

I am searching for a JAKABFFY in the prior Hungarian section of Romania,
Transylvania, >from the E'lesd ie; Alesd area. What is significant, this
particular Jakabffy is not related to most or any (and there are many) other
Jakabffys. This family has a Jewish origin, possibly given landgrants or even
nobility in the way past. Am searching for any past history, including the
original name of the family prior to Hungarinizing it to Jakabffy.

Will appreciate all help,

Thanks,

Leslie Eloed
California USA


Hungary SIG #Hungary re: Jakabffy #hungary

Eloedfamily@...
 

My dear friends....

I am searching for a JAKABFFY in the prior Hungarian section of Romania,
Transylvania, >from the E'lesd ie; Alesd area. What is significant, this
particular Jakabffy is not related to most or any (and there are many) other
Jakabffys. This family has a Jewish origin, possibly given landgrants or even
nobility in the way past. Am searching for any past history, including the
original name of the family prior to Hungarinizing it to Jakabffy.

Will appreciate all help,

Thanks,

Leslie Eloed
California USA


Re: Vital records indexed on Avotaynu fiche of Slovakian records #hungary

Gabriela Svatos
 

Dear Warren,

Most of the Zilina vital records are in the Bytca archive in Slovakia.
Microfilms of these records can be ordered through the Mormons. Depending
on which era you are researching, you may be interested in a yizkor type
book written on the jewish community of this city:

Title: The Rise and Decline of the Jewish Community of Zilina
Author: Haim Gordon
Published: Privately 2003,Jerusalem

I have an address/telephone number of the Israeli distributor (which is
printed inside the booklet), but am not sure if there are any copies left.

The jewish cemetery is beautifully preserved and has a caretaker who lives
in a house within the walled encircled grounds. At the entrance of the
cemetery there is a building, on the inside walls of which are engraved the
names of the holocaust victims of the town. There is a schematic of the
graves posted behind glass as you enter leave the entrance building and
enter the actual cemetery. The groundskeeper also has a name index for the
graves which helps to quickly identify family plots.

My grandmother (Prof. Magda Preiss) is a survivor >from Zilina, and published
a book in 2005 about her wartime experiences. If you read Czech, I can
forward you the details of the memoir.


Good luck with your research,
Gabi


Gabriela Svatos
Richmond Hill, Ontario
E-mail: gsvatos@hotmail.com
Business E-mail: bookstore@agawa.com
Business URL: www.abe.com/home/GSVATOS

From: "Warren D. Fishbaugh" <WFISH@usadatanet.net>
Reply-To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [h-sig] Vital records indexed on Avotaynu fiche of Slovakian
records
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 09:46:10 -0500

Dear H-Sig: Can someone explain to me how to access the Jewish Vital
Records indexed on the Avotaynu fiche of Slovakian records, please? The
index seems to describe records >from Zilina, but is only an index. Was
there an article in 'Avotaynu' or where is the actual source of the
records? Thanks for the help.
Warren Dell Fishbaugh
Walworth, New York


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Vital records indexed on Avotaynu fiche of Slovakian records #hungary

Gabriela Svatos
 

Dear Warren,

Most of the Zilina vital records are in the Bytca archive in Slovakia.
Microfilms of these records can be ordered through the Mormons. Depending
on which era you are researching, you may be interested in a yizkor type
book written on the jewish community of this city:

Title: The Rise and Decline of the Jewish Community of Zilina
Author: Haim Gordon
Published: Privately 2003,Jerusalem

I have an address/telephone number of the Israeli distributor (which is
printed inside the booklet), but am not sure if there are any copies left.

The jewish cemetery is beautifully preserved and has a caretaker who lives
in a house within the walled encircled grounds. At the entrance of the
cemetery there is a building, on the inside walls of which are engraved the
names of the holocaust victims of the town. There is a schematic of the
graves posted behind glass as you enter leave the entrance building and
enter the actual cemetery. The groundskeeper also has a name index for the
graves which helps to quickly identify family plots.

My grandmother (Prof. Magda Preiss) is a survivor >from Zilina, and published
a book in 2005 about her wartime experiences. If you read Czech, I can
forward you the details of the memoir.


Good luck with your research,
Gabi


Gabriela Svatos
Richmond Hill, Ontario
E-mail: gsvatos@hotmail.com
Business E-mail: bookstore@agawa.com
Business URL: www.abe.com/home/GSVATOS

From: "Warren D. Fishbaugh" <WFISH@usadatanet.net>
Reply-To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [h-sig] Vital records indexed on Avotaynu fiche of Slovakian
records
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 09:46:10 -0500

Dear H-Sig: Can someone explain to me how to access the Jewish Vital
Records indexed on the Avotaynu fiche of Slovakian records, please? The
index seems to describe records >from Zilina, but is only an index. Was
there an article in 'Avotaynu' or where is the actual source of the
records? Thanks for the help.
Warren Dell Fishbaugh
Walworth, New York


Jews in Habsburg Armed Forces 1788-1918 #hungary

Joan and Sam Kraus <jnskraus@...>
 

One of the Appendices in the subject book, which I obtained on
Interlibrary loan, gives the numbers of Jewish officers in the various
branches of the services , for several periods. After seeing the
limited number in the Cavalry for one period, I was emboldened to
furnish the information to a professional genealogist. He found the
records for my grandfather in the military archives in Budapest.

Samuel Kraus

Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Moderator: Please provide title (in Hungarian and/or German), publisher, date of publication, and ISBN for others who might be interested in this publication.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Jews in Habsburg Armed Forces 1788-1918 #hungary

Joan and Sam Kraus <jnskraus@...>
 

One of the Appendices in the subject book, which I obtained on
Interlibrary loan, gives the numbers of Jewish officers in the various
branches of the services , for several periods. After seeing the
limited number in the Cavalry for one period, I was emboldened to
furnish the information to a professional genealogist. He found the
records for my grandfather in the military archives in Budapest.

Samuel Kraus

Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Moderator: Please provide title (in Hungarian and/or German), publisher, date of publication, and ISBN for others who might be interested in this publication.