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Identify New York City Funeral Director - 1937- B & C Co. #general

BRENERDA@...
 

I seek help in identifying an "undertaker" listed on a 12 Jul 1937 City of
New York death certificate. (died 09 July 1937) #16119. It is listed as
"Stephen Merritt B & C (or possibly G) Co." at 234 8th Avenue.

I seek their full name, if they still exist today and current business name,
and if their records still exist.

Just in case some one has the information, the person in question was buried
as John Van Wolkenter. His actual name was John or Jean WOLKENSTEIN which
later became VAN WOLKENTEN. (The name did actually end in "n"). He was born in
Austria or Romania about 1880. Came to US about 1907 with brother Ernest born
about 1889. States he was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery in Westchester Co.,
NY, but they seem to have no record under all possible names.

At the time of his death, he was marred to the former Alice Lee HOARY. They
married in the early 1930's. That union produced a daughter Patricia. His
first wife, >from whom he was divorced, was the former Lily Adler, daughter of
Jacob and Rosa ADLER. >from that union was born Raymond in 1909 who used the
surname VAN WOLKENTEN, twins Walter and Helene who used the surname WOLTON.

If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

David Brener, Fargo, ND at BRENERDA@....


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Identify New York City Funeral Director - 1937- B & C Co. #general

BRENERDA@...
 

I seek help in identifying an "undertaker" listed on a 12 Jul 1937 City of
New York death certificate. (died 09 July 1937) #16119. It is listed as
"Stephen Merritt B & C (or possibly G) Co." at 234 8th Avenue.

I seek their full name, if they still exist today and current business name,
and if their records still exist.

Just in case some one has the information, the person in question was buried
as John Van Wolkenter. His actual name was John or Jean WOLKENSTEIN which
later became VAN WOLKENTEN. (The name did actually end in "n"). He was born in
Austria or Romania about 1880. Came to US about 1907 with brother Ernest born
about 1889. States he was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery in Westchester Co.,
NY, but they seem to have no record under all possible names.

At the time of his death, he was marred to the former Alice Lee HOARY. They
married in the early 1930's. That union produced a daughter Patricia. His
first wife, >from whom he was divorced, was the former Lily Adler, daughter of
Jacob and Rosa ADLER. >from that union was born Raymond in 1909 who used the
surname VAN WOLKENTEN, twins Walter and Helene who used the surname WOLTON.

If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

David Brener, Fargo, ND at BRENERDA@....


20th Century Serock, Poland #general

Howard Orenstein
 

If your family was >from the town of Serock, 30 km north of Warsaw,
and lived there up to the war, please contact me privately and let
me know your family names. I may have information of genealogical
value to your research, and you may be interested to learn about my
work with Serock records.

--
Howard Orenstein
Westminster,MD
horenstein@...
Explore Your Jewish Heritage in Wyszkow,Poland:
http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/JHWyszkow3.html
Searching for:
ORENSTEIN -- Serock, Wyszkow, Pultusk, Plonsk, Poland
HOLLAND (GOLAND), PIENIEK, OSTROWIAK -- Serock, Wyszkow, Poland
BLUM (BLOOM) -- Wyszkow, Poland; London, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 20th Century Serock, Poland #general

Howard Orenstein
 

If your family was >from the town of Serock, 30 km north of Warsaw,
and lived there up to the war, please contact me privately and let
me know your family names. I may have information of genealogical
value to your research, and you may be interested to learn about my
work with Serock records.

--
Howard Orenstein
Westminster,MD
horenstein@...
Explore Your Jewish Heritage in Wyszkow,Poland:
http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/JHWyszkow3.html
Searching for:
ORENSTEIN -- Serock, Wyszkow, Pultusk, Plonsk, Poland
HOLLAND (GOLAND), PIENIEK, OSTROWIAK -- Serock, Wyszkow, Poland
BLUM (BLOOM) -- Wyszkow, Poland; London, England


KRASHINSKY family - Poland #general

Deborah Sims <dsims@...>
 

My mother passed away 2 years ago, I am trying to find out information
about her family. She was born in Wolkowisk Poland, in a Jewish
Ghetto. Her brother Avrumel came to Canada (Montreal , Quebec) first
and she followed. Except for two brothers, one I dont have the name,
the other is Meyer who fought with the resistance, the others of her
immediate family perished - in Auschwitz I believe. Is there any way
to acquire information about her parents sister, other brothers etc.

Thankyou, Deborah


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KRASHINSKY family - Poland #general

Deborah Sims <dsims@...>
 

My mother passed away 2 years ago, I am trying to find out information
about her family. She was born in Wolkowisk Poland, in a Jewish
Ghetto. Her brother Avrumel came to Canada (Montreal , Quebec) first
and she followed. Except for two brothers, one I dont have the name,
the other is Meyer who fought with the resistance, the others of her
immediate family perished - in Auschwitz I believe. Is there any way
to acquire information about her parents sister, other brothers etc.

Thankyou, Deborah


Piecing a life together -- looking for ideas #general

Ian Chard <ian.chard@...>
 

Hi,

I'm trying to piece together the life of my great grandfather Nathan
WOLKIND, who sadly committed suicide in 1921, to get a broader picture
of him and possibly even find out what went wrong for him. I'm posting
here to try and get some ideas for sources of information I might try.

Here's what I know:

- He was born in Odessa in 1884
- He came to the UK and married in 1910, and had a child
- He emigrated to the US with his wife and daughter in 1914,
and they settled in Brooklyn and had another child
- In 1920, the census shows he worked for the Jersey City
Printing Company
- In 1921 he committed suicide at home by inhaling illuminating
gas, and was discovered by his wife. He was buried in Mount
Carmel Cemetary in Queens.
- His widow and children returned to the UK a few months later

Now it may well be that I'll never know why he killed himself, but I'd
like to gather as much information as I can about him. I have censuses,
Ellis Island manifests [1] and his death certificate; does anyone have
any ideas where I can turn next?

Many thanks for any help
- Ian

[1] Unfortunately, the handwriting on the manifest is little more than a
scrawl, and I can't read the name of his contact in the US. If anyone
is willing to help me with that, please get in touch and I'll forward
you the image in question.

--
Ian Chard
Oxford


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Piecing a life together -- looking for ideas #general

Ian Chard <ian.chard@...>
 

Hi,

I'm trying to piece together the life of my great grandfather Nathan
WOLKIND, who sadly committed suicide in 1921, to get a broader picture
of him and possibly even find out what went wrong for him. I'm posting
here to try and get some ideas for sources of information I might try.

Here's what I know:

- He was born in Odessa in 1884
- He came to the UK and married in 1910, and had a child
- He emigrated to the US with his wife and daughter in 1914,
and they settled in Brooklyn and had another child
- In 1920, the census shows he worked for the Jersey City
Printing Company
- In 1921 he committed suicide at home by inhaling illuminating
gas, and was discovered by his wife. He was buried in Mount
Carmel Cemetary in Queens.
- His widow and children returned to the UK a few months later

Now it may well be that I'll never know why he killed himself, but I'd
like to gather as much information as I can about him. I have censuses,
Ellis Island manifests [1] and his death certificate; does anyone have
any ideas where I can turn next?

Many thanks for any help
- Ian

[1] Unfortunately, the handwriting on the manifest is little more than a
scrawl, and I can't read the name of his contact in the US. If anyone
is willing to help me with that, please get in touch and I'll forward
you the image in question.

--
Ian Chard
Oxford


Thank you - ULLMANN Family From Driesen/Drezdenko #general

at.muir@...
 

My original query in relation to Driesen was my first posting on this site.
I just want to say thank you very much to all those who have offered advice and
also possible links to other Ullmanns. I am very new at this, and I am amazed at
the friendliness and helpfulness of the group. You all deserve a pat on the
back - A big thank you to one and all!

Anne Muir


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you - ULLMANN Family From Driesen/Drezdenko #general

at.muir@...
 

My original query in relation to Driesen was my first posting on this site.
I just want to say thank you very much to all those who have offered advice and
also possible links to other Ullmanns. I am very new at this, and I am amazed at
the friendliness and helpfulness of the group. You all deserve a pat on the
back - A big thank you to one and all!

Anne Muir


Baron Hugo WATTMANN #general

Miriam Weiser
 

I would appreciate suggestions >from anyone on this list on how to determine
whether Wattmann Family archives exist and if so where they are located.
Baron Hugo Wattman was the owner of a small (Galician) village I am
researching, Stary Dzikow. This I learned >from the 1929 Polish Business
Directory. A relative of mine--Leibush Just who lived between about 1840
and the early 1900s worked for Wattmann. I've looked through Gayle Riley's
references and did not find Wattmann mentioned. I googled the Wattmann name
and found under titled Polish nobility the hyphenated name,
Wattmann-Maelcamp--Beaulieu. The name is also inked to a famous Austrian
surgeon who lived between 1780 and 1860. All tips are
most welcome.

Miriam Weiser


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Baron Hugo WATTMANN #general

Miriam Weiser
 

I would appreciate suggestions >from anyone on this list on how to determine
whether Wattmann Family archives exist and if so where they are located.
Baron Hugo Wattman was the owner of a small (Galician) village I am
researching, Stary Dzikow. This I learned >from the 1929 Polish Business
Directory. A relative of mine--Leibush Just who lived between about 1840
and the early 1900s worked for Wattmann. I've looked through Gayle Riley's
references and did not find Wattmann mentioned. I googled the Wattmann name
and found under titled Polish nobility the hyphenated name,
Wattmann-Maelcamp--Beaulieu. The name is also inked to a famous Austrian
surgeon who lived between 1780 and 1860. All tips are
most welcome.

Miriam Weiser


REPOST: Records from Szczebrzeszyn: BROFENBRENER #poland

Tamar Amit <tamar.amit@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers:

I still have no translations for any of the records at all...

I would be very grateful if someone would take a look at the following
records. They are posted on ViewMate with the following details:

Death registration >from 1843 Szczebrzeszyn of BREFENBRENER Dobra-VM8104
Direct link:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8104


Birth registration >from 1843 Szczebrzeszyn of BROFENBRENER Herszko-VM8105
Direct link:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8105


Birth registration >from 1840 Szczebrzeszyn of BROFENBRENER Moszko-VM8106
Direct link:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8106


Birth registration >from 1863 Szczebrzeszyn BROFENBRENER Wolf-VM8107
Direct link:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8107

I would like to know the details in the record especially names and
places (as well as exact dates), but I would also like to obtain
additional details.

Any help is appreciated.

I can provide a higher resolution image if helpful.

Kindly reply to me privately at tamar.amit@... . Thank you.


Tamar Amit,
Givatayim Israel.

Researching:
BECKER - Tuchola and Gdansk, Prussia;
BRONFENBRENER, GEWIRCMAN, ROJBOIM, RESENBERG, WAGNER - Lublin area, Poland
APT, GOTTLIEB - Hesse, Germany


JRI Poland #Poland REPOST: Records from Szczebrzeszyn: BROFENBRENER #poland

Tamar Amit <tamar.amit@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers:

I still have no translations for any of the records at all...

I would be very grateful if someone would take a look at the following
records. They are posted on ViewMate with the following details:

Death registration >from 1843 Szczebrzeszyn of BREFENBRENER Dobra-VM8104
Direct link:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8104


Birth registration >from 1843 Szczebrzeszyn of BROFENBRENER Herszko-VM8105
Direct link:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8105


Birth registration >from 1840 Szczebrzeszyn of BROFENBRENER Moszko-VM8106
Direct link:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8106


Birth registration >from 1863 Szczebrzeszyn BROFENBRENER Wolf-VM8107
Direct link:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8107

I would like to know the details in the record especially names and
places (as well as exact dates), but I would also like to obtain
additional details.

Any help is appreciated.

I can provide a higher resolution image if helpful.

Kindly reply to me privately at tamar.amit@... . Thank you.


Tamar Amit,
Givatayim Israel.

Researching:
BECKER - Tuchola and Gdansk, Prussia;
BRONFENBRENER, GEWIRCMAN, ROJBOIM, RESENBERG, WAGNER - Lublin area, Poland
APT, GOTTLIEB - Hesse, Germany


Translation of Yiddish in ViewMate #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I have been given a book on the Lodz Ghetto written by Shlomo Frank (also
known as Frankel) printed in Israel in 1958. The forward is written by Nachman
Blumental.

There is a short 7 line inscription in the front of the book in Yiddish. If
someone could please translate the Yiddish for me it can be viewed on
Viewmate directly at

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8134

or you can go to Viewmate and look at VM 8134.

Many thanks in advance,

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@...


Yiddish to English Translation Please #general

Bobby Furst <bobby1st@...>
 

I have posted the following files to Viewmate.
I would appreciate a translation >from Yiddish to English.
They are typed pages >from the Minkovitz Relief Organization Journal.
Each is a few lines.

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8126
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8127
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8128
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8129
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8130

Please reply to me and not the digest
Thanks in advance,
Bobby Furst
bobby1st@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation of Yiddish in ViewMate #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I have been given a book on the Lodz Ghetto written by Shlomo Frank (also
known as Frankel) printed in Israel in 1958. The forward is written by Nachman
Blumental.

There is a short 7 line inscription in the front of the book in Yiddish. If
someone could please translate the Yiddish for me it can be viewed on
Viewmate directly at

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8134

or you can go to Viewmate and look at VM 8134.

Many thanks in advance,

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish to English Translation Please #general

Bobby Furst <bobby1st@...>
 

I have posted the following files to Viewmate.
I would appreciate a translation >from Yiddish to English.
They are typed pages >from the Minkovitz Relief Organization Journal.
Each is a few lines.

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8126
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8127
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8128
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8129
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8130

Please reply to me and not the digest
Thanks in advance,
Bobby Furst
bobby1st@...


Where to deposit German-Jewish personal effects #general

Justin Kirk Houser <jkhouser84@...>
 

Good evening, list members,

I was talking with a genealogist friend of mine today, aged 86. She said
that her brother-in-law was a German Jewish immigrant to Pennsylvania,
USA. In short, he and his wife had no children and she has inherited some
of his personal effects, letters and some photographs, etc. Apparently,
some of these documents pertain to his father, who was killed by the Nazis,
and other family members in Germany. I believe she said his father was a
doctor >from Freiburg. The name was Pons in this country but it was
shortened >from another surname, which she knows, but I did not write down
in our conversation.

My friend would like to know of any organizations where she might donate
these items so that they would be properly archived, accessible to
researchers and so that this history would be preserved. I do not know the
extent of what she has or its details; I told her that I would ask for
advice >from this group, as I'm sure you will know good places where this
sort of information can be deposited for present and future generations to
access.

Justin K. Houser
Bellefonte, PA USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where to deposit German-Jewish personal effects #general

Justin Kirk Houser <jkhouser84@...>
 

Good evening, list members,

I was talking with a genealogist friend of mine today, aged 86. She said
that her brother-in-law was a German Jewish immigrant to Pennsylvania,
USA. In short, he and his wife had no children and she has inherited some
of his personal effects, letters and some photographs, etc. Apparently,
some of these documents pertain to his father, who was killed by the Nazis,
and other family members in Germany. I believe she said his father was a
doctor >from Freiburg. The name was Pons in this country but it was
shortened >from another surname, which she knows, but I did not write down
in our conversation.

My friend would like to know of any organizations where she might donate
these items so that they would be properly archived, accessible to
researchers and so that this history would be preserved. I do not know the
extent of what she has or its details; I told her that I would ask for
advice >from this group, as I'm sure you will know good places where this
sort of information can be deposited for present and future generations to
access.

Justin K. Houser
Bellefonte, PA USA