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Wolf MARKS & Sarah JOSEPH (1860s Russia, 1880s England, 1890s NYC) #general

Josh Marks <josh@...>
 

I was hoping someone might be able to help me with my surname.

The furthest ancestors that we know of are:
Wolf (Aron Zaiv) MARKS (b. 1857 Russia? - d. 07 Nov 1924)
Sarah JOSEPH (b. 1860 Russia? d 09 Feb 1934)
Death certificates indicate the following:
Wolf Marks's parents: Harris Marks and Mary Weiss
Sarah Joseph's parents: Isaac Joseph and Ethel Cohen

Wolf and Sarah moved >from Russia to England around 1880/1881 and gave
birth to two boys:
- Herman Marks (b. 22 Nov 1882 - d. 02 Aug 1981), never married
- Joseph Marks (b. 09 Jul 1886 - d. 11 Oct 1962), married Dora Shapiro

Between July of 1886 and July of 188, the moved to NYC, where they had 6
more children:
- Bertha Marks (b. 18 Jul 1888 - d. 25 Jan 1972) , never married
- Frances Marks (b. 1890 - 1972), married Sol Coan
- Jacob [Jack] Marks (Jan 1895 - 28 Apr 1968), married Cecil Brozen
- Tessie Marks (b. 05 Jul 1895 - Dec 1968), married Samuel Rodnick
- Harry Marks (b. 18 Feb 1896 - 18 Aug 1962), married Rose Bartelstone
- Ethel Marks (b. 15 Sep 1904 - Abt. 1990), married Phillip Taft

If you have any information, I would really, really appreciate the help.
Thanks very much in advance

Joshua J Marks
Washington D.C.
josh@goldstargroup.com

Researching: BENGIS, MARKS, SHAPIRO, WELTMAN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wolf MARKS & Sarah JOSEPH (1860s Russia, 1880s England, 1890s NYC) #general

Josh Marks <josh@...>
 

I was hoping someone might be able to help me with my surname.

The furthest ancestors that we know of are:
Wolf (Aron Zaiv) MARKS (b. 1857 Russia? - d. 07 Nov 1924)
Sarah JOSEPH (b. 1860 Russia? d 09 Feb 1934)
Death certificates indicate the following:
Wolf Marks's parents: Harris Marks and Mary Weiss
Sarah Joseph's parents: Isaac Joseph and Ethel Cohen

Wolf and Sarah moved >from Russia to England around 1880/1881 and gave
birth to two boys:
- Herman Marks (b. 22 Nov 1882 - d. 02 Aug 1981), never married
- Joseph Marks (b. 09 Jul 1886 - d. 11 Oct 1962), married Dora Shapiro

Between July of 1886 and July of 188, the moved to NYC, where they had 6
more children:
- Bertha Marks (b. 18 Jul 1888 - d. 25 Jan 1972) , never married
- Frances Marks (b. 1890 - 1972), married Sol Coan
- Jacob [Jack] Marks (Jan 1895 - 28 Apr 1968), married Cecil Brozen
- Tessie Marks (b. 05 Jul 1895 - Dec 1968), married Samuel Rodnick
- Harry Marks (b. 18 Feb 1896 - 18 Aug 1962), married Rose Bartelstone
- Ethel Marks (b. 15 Sep 1904 - Abt. 1990), married Phillip Taft

If you have any information, I would really, really appreciate the help.
Thanks very much in advance

Joshua J Marks
Washington D.C.
josh@goldstargroup.com

Researching: BENGIS, MARKS, SHAPIRO, WELTMAN


Seeking translation from Romanian into English #general

Martin Fischer
 

I am requesting an English translation of a two-page Romanian letter
from a Landmann or Userovici family member living in Targu Neamt in
1948 to their cousin or uncle Herman Landman of Kansas City.

It is posted on JewishGen's ViewMate site as VM8243 and VM8244 at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8243

and

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8244

Thanks very much for your help.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA

The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send translations privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking translation from Romanian into English #general

Martin Fischer
 

I am requesting an English translation of a two-page Romanian letter
from a Landmann or Userovici family member living in Targu Neamt in
1948 to their cousin or uncle Herman Landman of Kansas City.

It is posted on JewishGen's ViewMate site as VM8243 and VM8244 at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8243

and

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8244

Thanks very much for your help.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA

The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send translations privately.


Re: Given Names Khaya-Mura & Ekha #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

At 10:25 AM -0700 8/3/06, Steve Orlen wrote:

In Kiev, a relative of mine appears on a document as Khaya-Mura
(Russian spelling). I know the name Chaya, of course, but I couldn't
find Mura in the Given Names Database or in Beider's book. It sounds
like a variation on Miriam. Has anyone ever seen it before?

I also find an Elka, which I recognize. But another is named Ekha,
which I couldn't find. It might simply be a misspelling, but if
anyone recognizes it, please let me know.
Dear Steve,

My best guess is that both of the above are probably mis-readings or
mis-copyings of originally handwritten consonants

The combination Khaya-Sura (Haya -Sara, Hayyah-Sarah) is very
common indeed. Both Haya and Sarah are girl''s names, and one of the
weekly Torah portions is called "Hayyei-Sarah" ("the life of Sarah")
because that phrase happens to occur in the first verse of the
portion. (The combination Hayyah Sarah is a nice sound-alike for the
biblical phrase.) As for Mura, I have never heard of that as a
variant of Miryam or in any other context, though the name Miriam
itself is sometimes abbreviated to Miri, (especially in modern
Israel).

As for Ekha, again I think this is almost certainly a misreading of
Elka (or possibly of some other name that does not spring readily to
mind). By an odd coincidence, Ekha (or Eikha) is the traditional
name for the biblical book known in English as The Lamentations of
Jeremiah, which we read last night and today in observance of Tish'ah
b'Av. "Eikha" is the first word of the Hebrew text of Lamentations
and means "How?" -- in context asking "How did the destruction of
the temple and the city of Jerusalem come to pass?" (Not exactly
the name one would expect parents to choose for their newborn
daughter! )

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given Names Khaya-Mura & Ekha #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

At 10:25 AM -0700 8/3/06, Steve Orlen wrote:

In Kiev, a relative of mine appears on a document as Khaya-Mura
(Russian spelling). I know the name Chaya, of course, but I couldn't
find Mura in the Given Names Database or in Beider's book. It sounds
like a variation on Miriam. Has anyone ever seen it before?

I also find an Elka, which I recognize. But another is named Ekha,
which I couldn't find. It might simply be a misspelling, but if
anyone recognizes it, please let me know.
Dear Steve,

My best guess is that both of the above are probably mis-readings or
mis-copyings of originally handwritten consonants

The combination Khaya-Sura (Haya -Sara, Hayyah-Sarah) is very
common indeed. Both Haya and Sarah are girl''s names, and one of the
weekly Torah portions is called "Hayyei-Sarah" ("the life of Sarah")
because that phrase happens to occur in the first verse of the
portion. (The combination Hayyah Sarah is a nice sound-alike for the
biblical phrase.) As for Mura, I have never heard of that as a
variant of Miryam or in any other context, though the name Miriam
itself is sometimes abbreviated to Miri, (especially in modern
Israel).

As for Ekha, again I think this is almost certainly a misreading of
Elka (or possibly of some other name that does not spring readily to
mind). By an odd coincidence, Ekha (or Eikha) is the traditional
name for the biblical book known in English as The Lamentations of
Jeremiah, which we read last night and today in observance of Tish'ah
b'Av. "Eikha" is the first word of the Hebrew text of Lamentations
and means "How?" -- in context asking "How did the destruction of
the temple and the city of Jerusalem come to pass?" (Not exactly
the name one would expect parents to choose for their newborn
daughter! )

Judith Romney Wegner


First Name "Icho" #general

hekenvin@...
 

I have an 1810 tax list that has the name Icho Wiesenthal. Does anyone
recognize this first name or know whether it is a kinui for a more
familiar name?

With thanks,
Helene Kenvin

Researching: WIESENTHAL (Skala).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First Name "Icho" #general

hekenvin@...
 

I have an 1810 tax list that has the name Icho Wiesenthal. Does anyone
recognize this first name or know whether it is a kinui for a more
familiar name?

With thanks,
Helene Kenvin

Researching: WIESENTHAL (Skala).


Chodorow BOF #galicia

Marcia Indianer Meyers <marciarthur@...>
 

Greeting,

I would like to get together at the conference in NYC
with those who have family >from Chodorow and
surrounding areas.

Please contact me privately,

Marcia Indianer Meyers
marciarthur@sbcglobal.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Chodorow BOF #galicia

Marcia Indianer Meyers <marciarthur@...>
 

Greeting,

I would like to get together at the conference in NYC
with those who have family >from Chodorow and
surrounding areas.

Please contact me privately,

Marcia Indianer Meyers
marciarthur@sbcglobal.net


translation help on skala postcards in german #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

I have posted on viewmate the back and front of postcards received from
Avotanyu which are >from the postcard collection of Tomasz Wisniewski. The
postcards are in german and were written by a Rabbi Kron in Skala Podolskaya
in 1887. I would appreciate any help in translating these postcards. They
are hard to read.

Go to

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/index.asp

VM8224 and VM8225

Please reply directly to me and not the listserv.

Thanks.


Tony Hausner
Skala Shetl Leader

Tony and Toba Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
301-587-6943


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia translation help on skala postcards in german #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

I have posted on viewmate the back and front of postcards received from
Avotanyu which are >from the postcard collection of Tomasz Wisniewski. The
postcards are in german and were written by a Rabbi Kron in Skala Podolskaya
in 1887. I would appreciate any help in translating these postcards. They
are hard to read.

Go to

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/index.asp

VM8224 and VM8225

Please reply directly to me and not the listserv.

Thanks.


Tony Hausner
Skala Shetl Leader

Tony and Toba Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
301-587-6943


Given Names Khaya-Mura & Ekha #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

In Kiev, a relative of mine appears on a document as Khaya-Mura
(Russian spelling). I know the name Chaya, of course, but I couldn't
find Mura in the Given Names Database or in Beider's book. It sounds
like a variation on Miriam. Has anyone ever seen it before?

I also find an Elka, which I recognize. But another is named Ekha,
which I couldn't find. It might simply be a misspelling, but if
anyone recognizes it, please let me know.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


Photographers in the Pale #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

With all these questions about photos lately, it made me curious
about time frames. It seems that there were already traveling
photographers in parts of Pale at least by the 1860s. Is there anyone
in the group who had an antecedant who was a traveling photographer,
and are there any stories? I know about early to mid-20th century
photographers, but nothing about the mid- to late 1800s.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given Names Khaya-Mura & Ekha #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

In Kiev, a relative of mine appears on a document as Khaya-Mura
(Russian spelling). I know the name Chaya, of course, but I couldn't
find Mura in the Given Names Database or in Beider's book. It sounds
like a variation on Miriam. Has anyone ever seen it before?

I also find an Elka, which I recognize. But another is named Ekha,
which I couldn't find. It might simply be a misspelling, but if
anyone recognizes it, please let me know.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photographers in the Pale #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

With all these questions about photos lately, it made me curious
about time frames. It seems that there were already traveling
photographers in parts of Pale at least by the 1860s. Is there anyone
in the group who had an antecedant who was a traveling photographer,
and are there any stories? I know about early to mid-20th century
photographers, but nothing about the mid- to late 1800s.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


SILBERBLATT family #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for anyone doing research into the SILBERBLATT/ZILBERBLATT family
from Bialystok and other areas.
Thanks
Neil Rosenstein
Elizabeth, N.J.

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SILBERBLATT family #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for anyone doing research into the SILBERBLATT/ZILBERBLATT family
from Bialystok and other areas.
Thanks
Neil Rosenstein
Elizabeth, N.J.

MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more
and more frequently. If you have not already done so, please log
onto www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the enter/modify procedure enter
and register all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you
learn about more names and places of origin, they can always be added, but
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Viewmate File: Translation of marriage certificate in Russian from JRI Poland #general

Michelle C <michelle30c@...>
 

Hi to all

I have just posted a viewmate file of the 1895 marriage between Mosek
Czerniak & Golda Szwarcbart. I believe it's in Russian and hopefully
someone out there will be able to translate it for me.

Viewmate File No. VM8261

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Please respond privately

Many thanks in advance,

Michelle Chaffey
UK

Searching:
CZERNIAK/CHERNIAK - Poland
SZWARCBART - Poland
DRUBITCH/DOLBITCH - Russia/Ukraine
CHAVATSIK/CHAVALICK/KHVATCHIK/KAVATCHIK - Russia/Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate File: Translation of marriage certificate in Russian from JRI Poland #general

Michelle C <michelle30c@...>
 

Hi to all

I have just posted a viewmate file of the 1895 marriage between Mosek
Czerniak & Golda Szwarcbart. I believe it's in Russian and hopefully
someone out there will be able to translate it for me.

Viewmate File No. VM8261

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Please respond privately

Many thanks in advance,

Michelle Chaffey
UK

Searching:
CZERNIAK/CHERNIAK - Poland
SZWARCBART - Poland
DRUBITCH/DOLBITCH - Russia/Ukraine
CHAVATSIK/CHAVALICK/KHVATCHIK/KAVATCHIK - Russia/Ukraine