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Emigration and Immigration #general

MBernet@...
 

Two terms, often confused: emigration [one M] and immigration [two MMs,]
denoting two opposites that are in essence two parallels viewed >from opposite
directions.

The prefix e- denotes "away from"; thus, an emigrant is someone who moves
away >from a specific (or generic) country. Thus, "my ancestors were
emigrants >from Europe."

The prefix im-- denotes "going into"; thus, an immigrant is someone who
moves toward a specific (or generic) country. Thus, "my children are
immigrants to Israel."

worth remembering . . .
Emigrant = Away from
Immigrant = Away to


Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Emigration and Immigration #general

MBernet@...
 

Two terms, often confused: emigration [one M] and immigration [two MMs,]
denoting two opposites that are in essence two parallels viewed >from opposite
directions.

The prefix e- denotes "away from"; thus, an emigrant is someone who moves
away >from a specific (or generic) country. Thus, "my ancestors were
emigrants >from Europe."

The prefix im-- denotes "going into"; thus, an immigrant is someone who
moves toward a specific (or generic) country. Thus, "my children are
immigrants to Israel."

worth remembering . . .
Emigrant = Away from
Immigrant = Away to


Michael Bernet, New York


Any one need pics from Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY #general

David Syner <DAVID@...>
 

I am going into NYC this weekend. If any one needs pictures at the Washington
Cemetery, 5820 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY I am going there either Sunday or
Tuesday.

I am happy to do it. I am not charging. Please be specific what you need as
I have never been there and I will do my best.

--
David Syner
Los Angeles, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Any one need pics from Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY #general

David Syner <DAVID@...>
 

I am going into NYC this weekend. If any one needs pictures at the Washington
Cemetery, 5820 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY I am going there either Sunday or
Tuesday.

I am happy to do it. I am not charging. Please be specific what you need as
I have never been there and I will do my best.

--
David Syner
Los Angeles, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: Were there quotas to US emigration around 1912? #general

Barry Lachman
 

The first act establishing quotas was 1917. As stated in David's email
there may have been other reasons. One of my grandfather's siblings
went to South Africa (all of his brothers and sisters were in Chester,
PA by 1908) in 1914. We do not know the reasons. Another group of
four cousins went >from Lithuania to Cuba then spread out to Miami,
Colombia, Mexico, and Honduras followed by Panama. According to one
family story they did not have funds for all four to go to Chester.
Another version says that they settled on their ultimate destinations
based on where there were business opportunities. A final version of
the story is that they got on the boat in 1924 thinking they were
going to Chester through New York and then were told that they were
not in the quota. What is not disputable was that the 1917 and 1924
laws were aimed at excluding Eastern European Jews, Italians, Greeks
and Asians since the stated purpose was to maintain the ethnic balance
present in 1890.

Barry Lachman
Dallas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Were there quotas to US emigration around 1912? #general

Barry Lachman
 

The first act establishing quotas was 1917. As stated in David's email
there may have been other reasons. One of my grandfather's siblings
went to South Africa (all of his brothers and sisters were in Chester,
PA by 1908) in 1914. We do not know the reasons. Another group of
four cousins went >from Lithuania to Cuba then spread out to Miami,
Colombia, Mexico, and Honduras followed by Panama. According to one
family story they did not have funds for all four to go to Chester.
Another version says that they settled on their ultimate destinations
based on where there were business opportunities. A final version of
the story is that they got on the boat in 1924 thinking they were
going to Chester through New York and then were told that they were
not in the quota. What is not disputable was that the 1917 and 1924
laws were aimed at excluding Eastern European Jews, Italians, Greeks
and Asians since the stated purpose was to maintain the ethnic balance
present in 1890.

Barry Lachman
Dallas


Nickname? "Sini #general

A. Krauss <avkrauss@...>
 

Sini (samech-yud-nun-yud) ben Avraham.
Would this be a nickname or a real first name?>

"Sini" is a proper first name.
Sini, or Sinai, is the name of the mountain upon which
we heard the Ten Commandments- Mt. Sinai.
This was used as a first name for males in Galicia,
in particular, but probably found in other areas.

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nickname? "Sini #general

A. Krauss <avkrauss@...>
 

Sini (samech-yud-nun-yud) ben Avraham.
Would this be a nickname or a real first name?>

"Sini" is a proper first name.
Sini, or Sinai, is the name of the mountain upon which
we heard the Ten Commandments- Mt. Sinai.
This was used as a first name for males in Galicia,
in particular, but probably found in other areas.

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel


Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, New York #general

Marilyn Nathanson
 

I have relatives named MAISEL and STARR that were buried in Mt. Hebron
Cemetery in New York. Does any one live close enough to take pictures
of tomb stones? I have their names and exact location. Please
contact me separately. Thank you.
Marilyn Nathanson
mnathanson@ameritech.net
Farmington Hills, Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, New York #general

Marilyn Nathanson
 

I have relatives named MAISEL and STARR that were buried in Mt. Hebron
Cemetery in New York. Does any one live close enough to take pictures
of tomb stones? I have their names and exact location. Please
contact me separately. Thank you.
Marilyn Nathanson
mnathanson@ameritech.net
Farmington Hills, Michigan


Researching MOROSHOHK family in Passaic,New Jersey and cemetetery in Garfield, New Jersey #general

Marilyn Nathanson
 

I recently learned that my great grandfather Zelick MAISEL, who
arrived in 1907, was sponsored by his brother-in-law Abram MOROSOHK of
Passaic New Jersey (thanks to great help >from Barbara Zimmerman).
I've been in touch with his 94-year-old grandson Irving,who states his
grandparents (he can't remember his grandmother's name - but the
census says Annie and my great aunt called her Neshie) lived in
Passaic and he says they are buried in a Jewish Cemetery in Garfield,
New Jersey. Lots of his memories coincide with the memories of my one
living great aunt. Does anyone know the name and phone of a cemetery
in Garfield (very close to Passaic street) - and is anyone close
enough that they would be willing to take photographs? I'm also
looking for descendants. I understand that Abram and Annie (Neshie?)
had a son David (Irving's father), daughter Anne and daughter Sarah.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Marilyn Nathanson
mnathanson@ameritech.net
Farmington Hills, Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching MOROSHOHK family in Passaic,New Jersey and cemetetery in Garfield, New Jersey #general

Marilyn Nathanson
 

I recently learned that my great grandfather Zelick MAISEL, who
arrived in 1907, was sponsored by his brother-in-law Abram MOROSOHK of
Passaic New Jersey (thanks to great help >from Barbara Zimmerman).
I've been in touch with his 94-year-old grandson Irving,who states his
grandparents (he can't remember his grandmother's name - but the
census says Annie and my great aunt called her Neshie) lived in
Passaic and he says they are buried in a Jewish Cemetery in Garfield,
New Jersey. Lots of his memories coincide with the memories of my one
living great aunt. Does anyone know the name and phone of a cemetery
in Garfield (very close to Passaic street) - and is anyone close
enough that they would be willing to take photographs? I'm also
looking for descendants. I understand that Abram and Annie (Neshie?)
had a son David (Irving's father), daughter Anne and daughter Sarah.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Marilyn Nathanson
mnathanson@ameritech.net
Farmington Hills, Michigan


Barnett ASHENFARB obituary - Thanks for helpful research #general

Chris Gould <oldandintheway9@...>
 

Dear All

In response to a recent request I made for an obituary for my great-uncle
Barnett ASHENFARB (New York), I had a number of helpful responses but
Barbara Zimmer also provided me with additional information on surviving
family members. As a result of her work, I have been able to establish
contact with cousins in Florida and I wanted to publicly thank Barbara for
the wonderful outcome that has resulted >from her kind diligence.

Christopher GOULD
London/UK

NB: Barnett arrived in NY in 1908 and established a mirror factory in the
Bronx. His story is nicely told in this piece at
http://www.bagladyemporium.com/BLU/index.php?n=Main.Mirrors


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Barnett ASHENFARB obituary - Thanks for helpful research #general

Chris Gould <oldandintheway9@...>
 

Dear All

In response to a recent request I made for an obituary for my great-uncle
Barnett ASHENFARB (New York), I had a number of helpful responses but
Barbara Zimmer also provided me with additional information on surviving
family members. As a result of her work, I have been able to establish
contact with cousins in Florida and I wanted to publicly thank Barbara for
the wonderful outcome that has resulted >from her kind diligence.

Christopher GOULD
London/UK

NB: Barnett arrived in NY in 1908 and established a mirror factory in the
Bronx. His story is nicely told in this piece at
http://www.bagladyemporium.com/BLU/index.php?n=Main.Mirrors


SILBERT/SHOUFMAN in Winnipeg- follow up tidbits #general

yehuda frischman
 

I wanted to add two more interesting tidbits to my post about the our
SILBERT/SHOUFMAN family last week:

To review: Many years ago, my late aunt, Sarah SILBERT PINX, wrote a
brief family telling of her grandparents Sholem and Passye SHOUFMAN,
and Meier and Mariam SILBERT, as well as her parents (my grandparents)
Leizer and Malka SILBERT, their life in Bessarabia (She writes that
she was born in Ananiev), the pogroms there, and the decision of my
zeide Meier and later, his son my zeide Leizer to come to Canada.

As I mentioned, Zeide Meier, ever the pioneer, saw the writing on the
wall, and with ever more increasing antisemitism in Bessarabia,
decided to make a fresh start, came to Canada in the 1880s and helped
build the Canadian Transcontinental railroad. My grandparents, Zeide
Leizer and Babba Malka, though came later, arriving in January 1908,
after surviving terrible pogroms.

What I didn't tell you, though, was that Babba Malka's parents, zeide
Sholem and Babba Passye had many, many children, something like 18
(though I am not sure of the number, I am cc'ing this to cousins who
perhaps can correct me!). When Babba Malka said goodbye to her
parents, she never heard >from them again, though she repeatedly
attempted wrote them. She always suspected that they were massacred
in pogroms, but how can we ever know?

But one other interesting tidbit that we hope someday we can resolve
is that Babba Malka on more than one occasion mentioned that the great
violin virtuoso, Nathan MILSTEIN, was a cousin. I wonder if anyone
has any thoughts on how to verify this?

Yehuda Frischman, L.Ac, CST, SER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SILBERT/SHOUFMAN in Winnipeg- follow up tidbits #general

yehuda frischman
 

I wanted to add two more interesting tidbits to my post about the our
SILBERT/SHOUFMAN family last week:

To review: Many years ago, my late aunt, Sarah SILBERT PINX, wrote a
brief family telling of her grandparents Sholem and Passye SHOUFMAN,
and Meier and Mariam SILBERT, as well as her parents (my grandparents)
Leizer and Malka SILBERT, their life in Bessarabia (She writes that
she was born in Ananiev), the pogroms there, and the decision of my
zeide Meier and later, his son my zeide Leizer to come to Canada.

As I mentioned, Zeide Meier, ever the pioneer, saw the writing on the
wall, and with ever more increasing antisemitism in Bessarabia,
decided to make a fresh start, came to Canada in the 1880s and helped
build the Canadian Transcontinental railroad. My grandparents, Zeide
Leizer and Babba Malka, though came later, arriving in January 1908,
after surviving terrible pogroms.

What I didn't tell you, though, was that Babba Malka's parents, zeide
Sholem and Babba Passye had many, many children, something like 18
(though I am not sure of the number, I am cc'ing this to cousins who
perhaps can correct me!). When Babba Malka said goodbye to her
parents, she never heard >from them again, though she repeatedly
attempted wrote them. She always suspected that they were massacred
in pogroms, but how can we ever know?

But one other interesting tidbit that we hope someday we can resolve
is that Babba Malka on more than one occasion mentioned that the great
violin virtuoso, Nathan MILSTEIN, was a cousin. I wonder if anyone
has any thoughts on how to verify this?

Yehuda Frischman, L.Ac, CST, SER


Rhodes memorials / photos. #general

nigel wilson <wilsonettess@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Having recently returned >from Rhodes I have pictures of the Rhodes cemetery,
the memorial within the cemetery dedicated to those who perished in the Shoah
and a separate memorial stone in the centre of Rhodes town also in memory of
those who perished in the Shoah.

If anyone wishes to have copies of these photos please contact me privately
and I shall be pleased to forward them.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rhodes memorials / photos. #general

nigel wilson <wilsonettess@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Having recently returned >from Rhodes I have pictures of the Rhodes cemetery,
the memorial within the cemetery dedicated to those who perished in the Shoah
and a separate memorial stone in the centre of Rhodes town also in memory of
those who perished in the Shoah.

If anyone wishes to have copies of these photos please contact me privately
and I shall be pleased to forward them.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


Re: Were there quotas to US emigration around 1912? #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

I wrote:

I'm not aware of any quotas in existence before the Immigration Act of
1924 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_immigration_legislation)
Correction: Emergency Quota Act of 1921

David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York
SHERMAN: Russia/Romania > New York > Los Angeles
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Were there quotas to US emigration around 1912? #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

I wrote:

I'm not aware of any quotas in existence before the Immigration Act of
1924 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_immigration_legislation)
Correction: Emergency Quota Act of 1921

David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York
SHERMAN: Russia/Romania > New York > Los Angeles
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles