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Re: Possible non-existence of a NY City death record #general

estelle
 

I have a similar problem.

My grandfather, Louis LIPOVITCH, died in Brooklyn April 7, 1900, age 34. He
was buried at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn and I have visited his grave.
But I have NOT found his death record on any of the Death Indexes online.
I was hoping to find more info about his birth place, etc >from the record .

I know he had pneumonia and died within a few days. My father always said it
was because he smoked so much and was a cigar maker that his lungs couldn't
resist the pneumonia, so my father made sure no one in his family ever
smoked. Do you think the authorities just weren't so fussy about people
reporting deaths at that time, especially if the deceased didn't die >from a
communicable disease?

I don't know where else to look for a death record. Any suggestions?

Estelle Guttman
Reston VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Possible non-existence of a NY City death record #general

estelle
 

I have a similar problem.

My grandfather, Louis LIPOVITCH, died in Brooklyn April 7, 1900, age 34. He
was buried at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn and I have visited his grave.
But I have NOT found his death record on any of the Death Indexes online.
I was hoping to find more info about his birth place, etc >from the record .

I know he had pneumonia and died within a few days. My father always said it
was because he smoked so much and was a cigar maker that his lungs couldn't
resist the pneumonia, so my father made sure no one in his family ever
smoked. Do you think the authorities just weren't so fussy about people
reporting deaths at that time, especially if the deceased didn't die >from a
communicable disease?

I don't know where else to look for a death record. Any suggestions?

Estelle Guttman
Reston VA


Rabinowicz-Fuchs-Redowski/Redolski? #ukraine

swerner@...
 

Does anyone recognize the name of the person living at 79 Columbia
Street in ViewMate images 16334 and 16335? My granduncle, Abram
Rabinowicz, immigrated >from Czipowicz/Chepovichi in the Ukraine,
arriving in NYC in 1913. He's listed as joining his "cousin"
(Redolski? Redowski?) at 79 Columbia Street.

Itzig Fuchs >from Czipowicz also arrived in NYC in 1913, although on a
different ship. He's listed as joining the same person at 79 Columbia
Street, who's Itzig's uncle.

I'm wondering if there might be a connection between the Rabinowicz,
Fuchs and Redolsik/Redowski families. (Or they might just have been
neighbours or good friends.)

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16334
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16335

SarahRose Werner
RABINOVICH >from Chepovichi
GITTELMAN >from David-Gorodok


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Rabinowicz-Fuchs-Redowski/Redolski? #ukraine

swerner@...
 

Does anyone recognize the name of the person living at 79 Columbia
Street in ViewMate images 16334 and 16335? My granduncle, Abram
Rabinowicz, immigrated >from Czipowicz/Chepovichi in the Ukraine,
arriving in NYC in 1913. He's listed as joining his "cousin"
(Redolski? Redowski?) at 79 Columbia Street.

Itzig Fuchs >from Czipowicz also arrived in NYC in 1913, although on a
different ship. He's listed as joining the same person at 79 Columbia
Street, who's Itzig's uncle.

I'm wondering if there might be a connection between the Rabinowicz,
Fuchs and Redolsik/Redowski families. (Or they might just have been
neighbours or good friends.)

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16334
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16335

SarahRose Werner
RABINOVICH >from Chepovichi
GITTELMAN >from David-Gorodok


Red heads in Moldova and the family name LEVENTHAL & LAVENTHAL #romania

Harriet Weidenbaum
 

My great-grandfather Israel Leventhal was a red head and was nicknamed
RED. I was wondering how common that was. Someone recently contacted
me that his grandfather was also nicknamed RED and that made me think
to inquire about this.

I am also trying to connect with any Leventhal family who may meet
this description. My great-grandfather was born abt 1843 in Russia.
He went to Palestine in about 1920 and died there. We think his
father was named Dov. A few of Israel's children were:
Aaron, Sarah, Sam and Max. Max lived in N.J. and the family name was
spelled Laventhal. The other members of the family lived in Brooklyn,
NY. I think my grandfather had at least one other sibling in the USA
who lived on the west coast, though I may be wrong in this matter.

I am hoping for some input.

Harriet Arnberg Weidenbaum
thegoodlifetoo@gmail.com
Huntington, NY USA


Romania SIG #Romania Red heads in Moldova and the family name LEVENTHAL & LAVENTHAL #romania

Harriet Weidenbaum
 

My great-grandfather Israel Leventhal was a red head and was nicknamed
RED. I was wondering how common that was. Someone recently contacted
me that his grandfather was also nicknamed RED and that made me think
to inquire about this.

I am also trying to connect with any Leventhal family who may meet
this description. My great-grandfather was born abt 1843 in Russia.
He went to Palestine in about 1920 and died there. We think his
father was named Dov. A few of Israel's children were:
Aaron, Sarah, Sam and Max. Max lived in N.J. and the family name was
spelled Laventhal. The other members of the family lived in Brooklyn,
NY. I think my grandfather had at least one other sibling in the USA
who lived on the west coast, though I may be wrong in this matter.

I am hoping for some input.

Harriet Arnberg Weidenbaum
thegoodlifetoo@gmail.com
Huntington, NY USA


Re: Examinations at Ellis Island #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

"Peter Zavon" <pzavon@rochester.rr.com> wrote:
1. Re: Examination at Ellis Island
First Class passengers were landed at the dock, and had a cursory
examination on the boat before going to the dock. They did not go through
the Ellis Island examination process.
According to my mother (z"l) not only were first class passengers exempt >from
examinations at Ellis Island, so were second class passengers. My mother, her
older brother and their mother (for whom I am named) had a second class ticket
because my zeidi did not want them traveling steerage. Apparently my uncle may
have had an eye infection but that was not a problem because they did not "go
through Ellis Island". In fact when I found their manifest both she and my
sister were surprised because "they had not gone through" Ellis Island and were
let off on the dock. I had to explain that the entire manifest was preserved as
an "Ellis Island record". So if your family did not go through Ellis Island
and yet you think that they did not travel first class, think about second class
(today's business class perhaps).

Sarah Lee Meyer Christiansen
Georgetown, TX
Researching: PERLSTADT, ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMEL(EK), WAGNER,
KIRSCHROT,STOKFISZ,GELBFISH (Warsaw, Poland and environs)
EDELBERG, SHLAMOVITCH(Kherson Guberniya, Ukraine,Latvia,Argentina)
BIGARDOVSKY, HITE (KHAIT), PERCHIK (Odessa, Ukraine and environs).
http://genealogy.smcactuary.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Examinations at Ellis Island #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

"Peter Zavon" <pzavon@rochester.rr.com> wrote:
1. Re: Examination at Ellis Island
First Class passengers were landed at the dock, and had a cursory
examination on the boat before going to the dock. They did not go through
the Ellis Island examination process.
According to my mother (z"l) not only were first class passengers exempt >from
examinations at Ellis Island, so were second class passengers. My mother, her
older brother and their mother (for whom I am named) had a second class ticket
because my zeidi did not want them traveling steerage. Apparently my uncle may
have had an eye infection but that was not a problem because they did not "go
through Ellis Island". In fact when I found their manifest both she and my
sister were surprised because "they had not gone through" Ellis Island and were
let off on the dock. I had to explain that the entire manifest was preserved as
an "Ellis Island record". So if your family did not go through Ellis Island
and yet you think that they did not travel first class, think about second class
(today's business class perhaps).

Sarah Lee Meyer Christiansen
Georgetown, TX
Researching: PERLSTADT, ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMEL(EK), WAGNER,
KIRSCHROT,STOKFISZ,GELBFISH (Warsaw, Poland and environs)
EDELBERG, SHLAMOVITCH(Kherson Guberniya, Ukraine,Latvia,Argentina)
BIGARDOVSKY, HITE (KHAIT), PERCHIK (Odessa, Ukraine and environs).
http://genealogy.smcactuary.net


JGS Illinois August 29, 2010 Open Meeting and Ask the Experts Panel #general

Sandra Imyak <chifamgen@...>
 

Date: Sunday, August 29, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie, IL
Topic: This program will be an information sharing session where member
researchers will have the opportunity to report on significant discoveries
they have made in their family research and how they were able to achieve
these successes, with input >from our Ask the Experts panel as well.

Bring a success story with you and briefly tell us about it.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois facilities will open at 12:30 p.m.
to accommodate members/guests who want to use our library materials, get help
with genealogy Web sites or ask genealogical related questions before the
main program begins.

For additional information please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi
or phone (312) 666-0100.

Sandra Imyak
V.P. Publicity


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Illinois August 29, 2010 Open Meeting and Ask the Experts Panel #general

Sandra Imyak <chifamgen@...>
 

Date: Sunday, August 29, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie, IL
Topic: This program will be an information sharing session where member
researchers will have the opportunity to report on significant discoveries
they have made in their family research and how they were able to achieve
these successes, with input >from our Ask the Experts panel as well.

Bring a success story with you and briefly tell us about it.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois facilities will open at 12:30 p.m.
to accommodate members/guests who want to use our library materials, get help
with genealogy Web sites or ask genealogical related questions before the
main program begins.

For additional information please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi
or phone (312) 666-0100.

Sandra Imyak
V.P. Publicity


JGS of Colorado Mentoring Session - 29 Aug #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

The JGS of Colorado will hold a mentoring session Sunday Aug 29 >from 9-11am at
Har Hashem, 3950 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO. An informal roundtable format for
all levels of family history researchers. Open to the public and you are
welcome to bring a laptop. See the JGSCO website at www.jgsco.org for more
information.

Terry Lasky
JGSCO VP of Programming
Centennial, CO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Colorado Mentoring Session - 29 Aug #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

The JGS of Colorado will hold a mentoring session Sunday Aug 29 >from 9-11am at
Har Hashem, 3950 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO. An informal roundtable format for
all levels of family history researchers. Open to the public and you are
welcome to bring a laptop. See the JGSCO website at www.jgsco.org for more
information.

Terry Lasky
JGSCO VP of Programming
Centennial, CO


Re: the town of Bzibijez, Poland #poland

osborn@...
 

Reply to Joyce's posting to JRI Poland on August 21, 2010:

< I am trying to find the town of Bzibijez, Poland, since I was
given recent information that one of my ancestors came from
this town in Poland? They were born here, and then emigrated
to Ostrava, Cz. I have looked at a map of Poland, as well as
Czechoslovakia and the Ukraine, but have been unable to find
Bzibijez. Any suggestions as to what this might be called now?
If I can find it, perhaps I can request records >from the local
archive.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA >

Hi, Joyce -

I believe it is very possible the town you are seeking
is "Babince". It is very, very small and on the outskirts
of the town of Rohatyn in former Austria-Hungary
(Galicia), Poland at other times, and today Ukraine.

Because the town is so small, it does not appear to
have its own shtetlinks page. But, I belong to a research
group for Rohatyn that has 91 members worldwide and there
is discussion of Babince on our site as well as our
jewishgen Rohatyn site:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rohatyn/RohatynNamesCD.htm
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rohatyn/rohatyn.htm
http://groups.google.com/group/rohatyn-shtetl

You can see on the Rohatyn's shetlinks homepage (listed above)
that there is a small map to the right of the discussion
for "Rohatyn Vital Records" - Babince appears on this map
just north-west of the town of Rohatyn.

I hope this helps you a little.

Kind regards,
Marla Raucher Osborn

Researching surnames HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING >from Rohatyn (formerly,
Galicia); SILBER >from Ulanow and Sokolow Malapolski (Poland); BLECHER
from Soroka, Bessarabia (Moldova), BRUNSHTEIN, SARFAS/CHARFAS, and
FABER >from Mohyliv Podilskyy and Kamyanets Podilskyy (today, Ukraine);
and RAUCHER/RAUSCHER >from Przemysl (Poland)


JRI Poland #Poland Re: the town of Bzibijez, Poland #poland

osborn@...
 

Reply to Joyce's posting to JRI Poland on August 21, 2010:

< I am trying to find the town of Bzibijez, Poland, since I was
given recent information that one of my ancestors came from
this town in Poland? They were born here, and then emigrated
to Ostrava, Cz. I have looked at a map of Poland, as well as
Czechoslovakia and the Ukraine, but have been unable to find
Bzibijez. Any suggestions as to what this might be called now?
If I can find it, perhaps I can request records >from the local
archive.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA >

Hi, Joyce -

I believe it is very possible the town you are seeking
is "Babince". It is very, very small and on the outskirts
of the town of Rohatyn in former Austria-Hungary
(Galicia), Poland at other times, and today Ukraine.

Because the town is so small, it does not appear to
have its own shtetlinks page. But, I belong to a research
group for Rohatyn that has 91 members worldwide and there
is discussion of Babince on our site as well as our
jewishgen Rohatyn site:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rohatyn/RohatynNamesCD.htm
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rohatyn/rohatyn.htm
http://groups.google.com/group/rohatyn-shtetl

You can see on the Rohatyn's shetlinks homepage (listed above)
that there is a small map to the right of the discussion
for "Rohatyn Vital Records" - Babince appears on this map
just north-west of the town of Rohatyn.

I hope this helps you a little.

Kind regards,
Marla Raucher Osborn

Researching surnames HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING >from Rohatyn (formerly,
Galicia); SILBER >from Ulanow and Sokolow Malapolski (Poland); BLECHER
from Soroka, Bessarabia (Moldova), BRUNSHTEIN, SARFAS/CHARFAS, and
FABER >from Mohyliv Podilskyy and Kamyanets Podilskyy (today, Ukraine);
and RAUCHER/RAUSCHER >from Przemysl (Poland)


Dingenthal #galicia

Reuven Bleich <reuvenbleich@...>
 

Hi Fellow Galitzianers,

My great grandfather, Avraham Zev (Wolf aka William) Barcham(n)
arrived at Ellis Island in 1907. He came >from Stanislov together
with his wife Sarah Dingenthal and several children.

Information I received >from the local archives indicate that the
family lived for a while in Brody. His father-in-law was Yechiel
Dingenthal of Stanislov. The archives shows a Yechiel born there in
1832, wife Czarna. A daughter was named Susiel born 1862.
Perhaps this was my great grandmother. The Barchams lived in the
east Bronx.

When I visited in the late 1940's I remember a relative (Idga)
Digenthal in the neighborhood. I have tried White Pages in Fla.,
Texas, N.Y & Calif. but the numbers I retrieved never yielded
success. Perhaps members in other states can advise me of good
systems to find addresses, including email.

Thank you,
Best wishes for a good New Year.
Please send any information directly to reuvenbleich@aol.com

Reuven Bleich


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Dingenthal #galicia

Reuven Bleich <reuvenbleich@...>
 

Hi Fellow Galitzianers,

My great grandfather, Avraham Zev (Wolf aka William) Barcham(n)
arrived at Ellis Island in 1907. He came >from Stanislov together
with his wife Sarah Dingenthal and several children.

Information I received >from the local archives indicate that the
family lived for a while in Brody. His father-in-law was Yechiel
Dingenthal of Stanislov. The archives shows a Yechiel born there in
1832, wife Czarna. A daughter was named Susiel born 1862.
Perhaps this was my great grandmother. The Barchams lived in the
east Bronx.

When I visited in the late 1940's I remember a relative (Idga)
Digenthal in the neighborhood. I have tried White Pages in Fla.,
Texas, N.Y & Calif. but the numbers I retrieved never yielded
success. Perhaps members in other states can advise me of good
systems to find addresses, including email.

Thank you,
Best wishes for a good New Year.
Please send any information directly to reuvenbleich@aol.com

Reuven Bleich


Re: Tjemishow? #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Jurek Hirschberg wrote:

Tjemishow may very well be an imperfect phonetic spelling of
Krzemienica, just outside Lancut, or of the Jewish name for
Krzemienica, whatever it is. Krzemienica is listed on ShtetLinks.
Their parish site informs: "In 1890, Krzemienica, and its adjacent
village of Czarna, were in the Lancut administrative district and
Lancut township (gmina). Jewish residents of Krzemienica
worshipped in Lancut while those in Czarna worshipped in
Zolynia Miasteczko." As Chalom Schirman points out, it is
important to examine where the "Tjemishow" spelling
comes from.
I'm afraid that it'll take a lot of efforts to transform or
transliterate Krzemienica to Tjemishow. Jewish names of
towns were in general very similar to the originally
sounding town names in Slavic lands, eg Krzemieniec in
Podolia is known in Yiddish as Kremenets.

Numerous settlements near Lancut were owned by the
mighty Count Potocki family where Jews were employed
directly in their estates or leased their mills or sawmils.

At the end of 19th century and during Poland's interwar
period Count Alfred Potocki is listed as the owner of
several villages in Lancut district such as: Albigowa,
Bialobrzegi, Budy Lancuckie, Brzoza Stadnicka,
Krzemienica, Pogwizdow, Strazow, Rakszawa and others
where Jews settled.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab, Canada


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Tjemishow? #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Jurek Hirschberg wrote:

Tjemishow may very well be an imperfect phonetic spelling of
Krzemienica, just outside Lancut, or of the Jewish name for
Krzemienica, whatever it is. Krzemienica is listed on ShtetLinks.
Their parish site informs: "In 1890, Krzemienica, and its adjacent
village of Czarna, were in the Lancut administrative district and
Lancut township (gmina). Jewish residents of Krzemienica
worshipped in Lancut while those in Czarna worshipped in
Zolynia Miasteczko." As Chalom Schirman points out, it is
important to examine where the "Tjemishow" spelling
comes from.
I'm afraid that it'll take a lot of efforts to transform or
transliterate Krzemienica to Tjemishow. Jewish names of
towns were in general very similar to the originally
sounding town names in Slavic lands, eg Krzemieniec in
Podolia is known in Yiddish as Kremenets.

Numerous settlements near Lancut were owned by the
mighty Count Potocki family where Jews were employed
directly in their estates or leased their mills or sawmils.

At the end of 19th century and during Poland's interwar
period Count Alfred Potocki is listed as the owner of
several villages in Lancut district such as: Albigowa,
Bialobrzegi, Budy Lancuckie, Brzoza Stadnicka,
Krzemienica, Pogwizdow, Strazow, Rakszawa and others
where Jews settled.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab, Canada


Searching for Hannelora OBSTFELD/KNOLL #general

Tovia Frazer <Tovia.Frazer@...>
 

I am seeking to find Hannelora OBSTFELD/KNOLL. She was born in Mannheim, Germany
and arrived in New York during WW2. She was staying by an uncle and aunt in the
Bronx and one day, just "walked out." This might have been in the 1940's or 1950's.
Any ideas would be welcome.

Tovia J. Frazer
New York, NY
ToviaF@Touro.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Hannelora OBSTFELD/KNOLL #general

Tovia Frazer <Tovia.Frazer@...>
 

I am seeking to find Hannelora OBSTFELD/KNOLL. She was born in Mannheim, Germany
and arrived in New York during WW2. She was staying by an uncle and aunt in the
Bronx and one day, just "walked out." This might have been in the 1940's or 1950's.
Any ideas would be welcome.

Tovia J. Frazer
New York, NY
ToviaF@Touro.edu