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Additional Disasters - Fires #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Continuing in the vein regarding reporting of shtetl disasters, I found
several other disasters, mainly fires, which may be of interest. These were
reported in The Jewish Chronicle, London.

On the island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, a synagogue was built in
1802, destroyed by fire in 1804 and 1806; rebuilt in 1813; destroyed yet
again in 1832 and rebuilt in 1834. (November 11, 1842 issue of The Jewish
Chronicle)

The synagogue in Bayonne, France, was destroyed by fire in 1842. (February
4, 1842)

Fire destroyed the town of Rzezow, Galicia . . . "the greater part of town
reduced to ashes". Lost were five synagogues and the hospital. (January 20,
1843)

This particular disaster can also be confirmed as it was written up in the
Yizkor Book for the shtetl. "On June 26, 1843, the city suffered >from a
fire that broke out at night in an inn, and >from there spread to Neistadt
(the new city). In one house, a Jewish family with five members was burnt.
Two large synagogues and two small synagogues, the Beis Midrash, the
communal headquarters in which the rabbi lived, and the hospital were all
burnt to the ground. This included the well-known synagogue in Neistadt, as
well as 32 Torah scrolls."

Another fire was reported in Charleston, SC, where the Beth Elohim Synagogue
was destroyed in 1838, but rebuilt in 1840. (July 21, 1843)

Further fires were reported in Bentschen where the synagogue was destroyed;
in Smyrna, Turkey, where a portion of the Jewish area was destroyed; and in
Loutsk, Poland, where the Jewish community lost all of their belongings.
(September 26, 1845)

And lastly, the Israelite Congregation synagogue in Cleveland, Ohio, was
destroyed by fire on February 5, 1845. (May 9, 1845)

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Additional Disasters - Fires #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Continuing in the vein regarding reporting of shtetl disasters, I found
several other disasters, mainly fires, which may be of interest. These were
reported in The Jewish Chronicle, London.

On the island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, a synagogue was built in
1802, destroyed by fire in 1804 and 1806; rebuilt in 1813; destroyed yet
again in 1832 and rebuilt in 1834. (November 11, 1842 issue of The Jewish
Chronicle)

The synagogue in Bayonne, France, was destroyed by fire in 1842. (February
4, 1842)

Fire destroyed the town of Rzezow, Galicia . . . "the greater part of town
reduced to ashes". Lost were five synagogues and the hospital. (January 20,
1843)

This particular disaster can also be confirmed as it was written up in the
Yizkor Book for the shtetl. "On June 26, 1843, the city suffered >from a
fire that broke out at night in an inn, and >from there spread to Neistadt
(the new city). In one house, a Jewish family with five members was burnt.
Two large synagogues and two small synagogues, the Beis Midrash, the
communal headquarters in which the rabbi lived, and the hospital were all
burnt to the ground. This included the well-known synagogue in Neistadt, as
well as 32 Torah scrolls."

Another fire was reported in Charleston, SC, where the Beth Elohim Synagogue
was destroyed in 1838, but rebuilt in 1840. (July 21, 1843)

Further fires were reported in Bentschen where the synagogue was destroyed;
in Smyrna, Turkey, where a portion of the Jewish area was destroyed; and in
Loutsk, Poland, where the Jewish community lost all of their belongings.
(September 26, 1845)

And lastly, the Israelite Congregation synagogue in Cleveland, Ohio, was
destroyed by fire on February 5, 1845. (May 9, 1845)

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


Silvia KAUFMANN AROS, born 1959 Chile #latinamerica

George J. Fogelson
 

my grandmother's cousin Peter KAUFMANN LESEM was born in Germany in 1914
and immigrated to Chile before WWII.
On January 10th. 1959. He married Mercedes Aros, ( Chilean ) born
05.02.1935.. On August 12.1959 the wife had a daughter
by name of ( in Chile) Silvia Kaufmann Aros.-
I would like to find Silvia KAUFMANN, now 51 years old or Peter or
Mercedes KAUFMAN LESEM.
Please reply to George Fogelson
Redondo Beach, CA
fogelson@...


Latin America #LatinAmerica Silvia KAUFMANN AROS, born 1959 Chile #latinamerica

George J. Fogelson
 

my grandmother's cousin Peter KAUFMANN LESEM was born in Germany in 1914
and immigrated to Chile before WWII.
On January 10th. 1959. He married Mercedes Aros, ( Chilean ) born
05.02.1935.. On August 12.1959 the wife had a daughter
by name of ( in Chile) Silvia Kaufmann Aros.-
I would like to find Silvia KAUFMANN, now 51 years old or Peter or
Mercedes KAUFMAN LESEM.
Please reply to George Fogelson
Redondo Beach, CA
fogelson@...


Descendants of Rabbi Jakob HELLER, lived in 1406, perhaps in Bohemia #rabbinic

Arye Barkai
 

Dear Genners,

My great nephew was in Czech Republic (Teplitz or Teplice) about 2
years ago and was lucky to make some discoveries regarding his paternal
ancestry, the HELLER family. He found that he was descended >from a Rabbi
Jakob HELLER, who was born about 1406. He was also able to trace his own
ancestry back to his 3rd great grandfather, Joachim HELLER, born 1811,
the son of Samuel HELLER, who was the son of Aaron HELLER 1707 and his
wife Abigail. But there is a chasm of 300 years (and I would guess, about
12 generations) between Rabbi Jakob HELLER and his descendant, Aaron HELLER.

While I don't expect anyone to know the exact linkage between the two men,
I would like to know if anyone knows about R. Jakob Heller (who I have
never heard about before - I googled Rabbi Jakob Heller, but only found
genealogical works >from the 1500s and 1600s) and can offer me any
information about his children or other descendants that would lead me to
link him up with his 18th century descendant.

Thank you.

Regards, Arye Barkai, Bronx, NY

Reseraching: FINKELSTEIN, LEIBOWITZ, Vaslui, Romania; ABRAMVITZ,
BENJAMINSOHN, Kuldiga, Latvia; RINGELHEIM, OLEICH, FASS, GRABER,
Rzeszow and Sokolow Malapolsky, Galicia/

Rabbi Jakob HELLER 1406-
|
many generations
|
Aaron HELLER 1707- m Abigail
|
Samuel HELLER
|
Joachim HELLER 1811


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Descendants of Rabbi Jakob HELLER, lived in 1406, perhaps in Bohemia #rabbinic

Arye Barkai
 

Dear Genners,

My great nephew was in Czech Republic (Teplitz or Teplice) about 2
years ago and was lucky to make some discoveries regarding his paternal
ancestry, the HELLER family. He found that he was descended >from a Rabbi
Jakob HELLER, who was born about 1406. He was also able to trace his own
ancestry back to his 3rd great grandfather, Joachim HELLER, born 1811,
the son of Samuel HELLER, who was the son of Aaron HELLER 1707 and his
wife Abigail. But there is a chasm of 300 years (and I would guess, about
12 generations) between Rabbi Jakob HELLER and his descendant, Aaron HELLER.

While I don't expect anyone to know the exact linkage between the two men,
I would like to know if anyone knows about R. Jakob Heller (who I have
never heard about before - I googled Rabbi Jakob Heller, but only found
genealogical works >from the 1500s and 1600s) and can offer me any
information about his children or other descendants that would lead me to
link him up with his 18th century descendant.

Thank you.

Regards, Arye Barkai, Bronx, NY

Reseraching: FINKELSTEIN, LEIBOWITZ, Vaslui, Romania; ABRAMVITZ,
BENJAMINSOHN, Kuldiga, Latvia; RINGELHEIM, OLEICH, FASS, GRABER,
Rzeszow and Sokolow Malapolsky, Galicia/

Rabbi Jakob HELLER 1406-
|
many generations
|
Aaron HELLER 1707- m Abigail
|
Samuel HELLER
|
Joachim HELLER 1811


The town of CHOTEL in or near KOVNO, LITHUANIA #unitedkingdom

monicamcmullin@mac.com
 

Hi Everyone,

I am researching the following family names FRIEDMAN/FREEDMAN/FREEMAN
also ROSENBERG and COHEN. These families are possibly >from a town
called; Chotel (but the name could be mis-transcribed) in, or near
Kovno Guberniya, Lithuania. >from JewishGen's town finder, there are a
few alternatives towns that Chotel might be (See below):-

If you have these family names in your tree, or if you know of these
family names living in the areas mentioned below, or if any of your
family regardless of their family name, lived in this town & emigrated
to Leeds or Liverpool in England in the late 1800's - early 1900's
please contact me.

I have searched the JewishGen town finder & the only plausible
candidates for this town are;-

Gudeliai, Lithuania
54°43' N 23°36' E
17 mi SW of Kaunas (Kovno)
Gudeliai [Lith], Gudel [Yid], Gudele [Pol], Gudelyay, Gudelių,
Gudeliai Pirmieji Gudeliai


Soviet Union Gudeliai
MarijampolÄ?

Lithuania Gudele
Marjampol
SuwaÅ?ki
Russian Empire 6

Even though Gudel was in Suwalk Guberniya, it was very close to Kovno.

Monica McMullin
Liverpool UK
monicamcmullin@...


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom The town of CHOTEL in or near KOVNO, LITHUANIA #unitedkingdom

monicamcmullin@mac.com
 

Hi Everyone,

I am researching the following family names FRIEDMAN/FREEDMAN/FREEMAN
also ROSENBERG and COHEN. These families are possibly >from a town
called; Chotel (but the name could be mis-transcribed) in, or near
Kovno Guberniya, Lithuania. >from JewishGen's town finder, there are a
few alternatives towns that Chotel might be (See below):-

If you have these family names in your tree, or if you know of these
family names living in the areas mentioned below, or if any of your
family regardless of their family name, lived in this town & emigrated
to Leeds or Liverpool in England in the late 1800's - early 1900's
please contact me.

I have searched the JewishGen town finder & the only plausible
candidates for this town are;-

Gudeliai, Lithuania
54°43' N 23°36' E
17 mi SW of Kaunas (Kovno)
Gudeliai [Lith], Gudel [Yid], Gudele [Pol], Gudelyay, Gudelių,
Gudeliai Pirmieji Gudeliai


Soviet Union Gudeliai
MarijampolÄ?

Lithuania Gudele
Marjampol
SuwaÅ?ki
Russian Empire 6

Even though Gudel was in Suwalk Guberniya, it was very close to Kovno.

Monica McMullin
Liverpool UK
monicamcmullin@...


how to say thank you #unitedkingdom

Ann Linder
 

Miriam Margolies' post is a thoughtful reminder to all.
Jewishgen and equally importantly to me JRI POLAND are valuable
resources for us all.
There are many ways to "Pay it Forward."
In addition to making monetary donations, perhaps one can also think
about donating time.
I volunteer for JRI POLAND to do indexing work on a project >from which
other jewgen & JRI POLAND researchers will ultimately benefit -- and
when I'm not looking for more family and more photos!! - - I will
continue to volunteer and "pay it forward."
My kind regards to a generous community of researchers, especially you
guys in the UK!!

--
Ann Linder
Florida USA
Researching
In Sosnowiec: WENGER, WEGIER
In Stopnice & Nowe Korczyn: KAMIENIARZ , SZTEREN, FRYDMAN, ZYLBERBERG,
SILBERBERG, ROTENBERG, NOZYC
In UK: KAMINASH, LEVI, LEVY, KINSLER
MODERATORS COMMENT: Some might say Ann's comments are off topic but in fact her
commentn and Miriam Marogis' are good reminders that all the help and information
we get >from JewishGen and the various SIGs for free are really not free. It takes
money and dedicated volunteers to put it all together and make it work, so if you
can donate please do and if you can volunteer some time do that. Then all of us
can continue to benefit >from the fantastic resources made available to us.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom how to say thank you #unitedkingdom

Ann Linder
 

Miriam Margolies' post is a thoughtful reminder to all.
Jewishgen and equally importantly to me JRI POLAND are valuable
resources for us all.
There are many ways to "Pay it Forward."
In addition to making monetary donations, perhaps one can also think
about donating time.
I volunteer for JRI POLAND to do indexing work on a project >from which
other jewgen & JRI POLAND researchers will ultimately benefit -- and
when I'm not looking for more family and more photos!! - - I will
continue to volunteer and "pay it forward."
My kind regards to a generous community of researchers, especially you
guys in the UK!!

--
Ann Linder
Florida USA
Researching
In Sosnowiec: WENGER, WEGIER
In Stopnice & Nowe Korczyn: KAMIENIARZ , SZTEREN, FRYDMAN, ZYLBERBERG,
SILBERBERG, ROTENBERG, NOZYC
In UK: KAMINASH, LEVI, LEVY, KINSLER
MODERATORS COMMENT: Some might say Ann's comments are off topic but in fact her
commentn and Miriam Marogis' are good reminders that all the help and information
we get >from JewishGen and the various SIGs for free are really not free. It takes
money and dedicated volunteers to put it all together and make it work, so if you
can donate please do and if you can volunteer some time do that. Then all of us
can continue to benefit >from the fantastic resources made available to us.


Re: dual patronymics #belarus

leonidze@...
 

Dear Larry,
Thank you for a comment, but this is not a case.
Ashkenazi Jews used to build their names in double format when the
first part of the name was Hebrew (called IKAR Heb. the main) and
the second part (called KINUY Heb. the nickname) was its Yiddish
equivalent, often just Yiddish translation.
Thus you have standard double names like Tsvi-Hish (both parts mean
deer in Heb and Yidd), or Dov-Ber ( bear, as is in my case), or
Arye-Leib ( Lion) etc. There also many other traditional combinations
like Asher-Zelik, Yehuda-Leib , Yosef-Haim etc.
B"R which is an abbreviation of ben rabbi the son of rabbi (in this
case rabbi or rav means Mr.) is often pronounced as "be-rabbi, or
be-reb).
The names of Talmudic sages have sometimes the constituent Bar as in
Bar-Yohai or Bar-Kokhva. In this case Bar is Son in Aramaic language
and equivalent to Hebrew Ben.

Leonid Zeliger
Jerusalem


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Fwd: dual patronymics #belarus

leonidze@...
 

Dear Larry,
Thank you for a comment, but this is not a case.
Ashkenazi Jews used to build their names in double format when the
first part of the name was Hebrew (called IKAR Heb. the main) and
the second part (called KINUY Heb. the nickname) was its Yiddish
equivalent, often just Yiddish translation.
Thus you have standard double names like Tsvi-Hish (both parts mean
deer in Heb and Yidd), or Dov-Ber ( bear, as is in my case), or
Arye-Leib ( Lion) etc. There also many other traditional combinations
like Asher-Zelik, Yehuda-Leib , Yosef-Haim etc.
B"R which is an abbreviation of ben rabbi the son of rabbi (in this
case rabbi or rav means Mr.) is often pronounced as "be-rabbi, or
be-reb).
The names of Talmudic sages have sometimes the constituent Bar as in
Bar-Yohai or Bar-Kokhva. In this case Bar is Son in Aramaic language
and equivalent to Hebrew Ben.

Leonid Zeliger
Jerusalem


Re: dual patronymics #belarus

Larry Gaum
 

Original Message From: Leonid Zeliger <leonidze@...
To: Belarus SIG <belarus@... Sent: Thu, July 22 2010
Subject: Fwd: [belarus] dual patronymics Leonid Zeliger <leonidze@...>

I have in my family archive documents >from 1880-s, in which my GF is
called in 3 different ways : Dov-
Ber,Ber and Boris, very significant illustration of the process.Leonid
Permit me to make a comment.Ber is not a name, not even for your
GrandFather. Ber is an old reference to "Son Of"For example, my name is
Arya Leib, my father was Menasha Lazer. I am recorded as follows:
Arya Leib BER Menasha Lazer. I don't have 3 names, BER is "Son Of",
not my 3rd name. As you know, Son Of can also be: B'nai or Ben.

Larry Gaum
Toronto, Canada


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Fwd: dual patronymics #belarus

Larry Gaum
 

Original Message From: Leonid Zeliger <leonidze@...
To: Belarus SIG <belarus@... Sent: Thu, July 22 2010
Subject: Fwd: [belarus] dual patronymics Leonid Zeliger <leonidze@...>

I have in my family archive documents >from 1880-s, in which my GF is
called in 3 different ways : Dov-
Ber,Ber and Boris, very significant illustration of the process.Leonid
Permit me to make a comment.Ber is not a name, not even for your
GrandFather. Ber is an old reference to "Son Of"For example, my name is
Arya Leib, my father was Menasha Lazer. I am recorded as follows:
Arya Leib BER Menasha Lazer. I don't have 3 names, BER is "Son Of",
not my 3rd name. As you know, Son Of can also be: B'nai or Ben.

Larry Gaum
Toronto, Canada


searching AUGUST, FORMAN, WEISS, SILVER, BEUTON, VOLLICK of Philadelphia #general

Eileen Kessner <e.kessner@...>
 

I am searching for descendants of Samuel AUGUST who settled in Philadelphia.
Samuel's children were Rose (1889), Harry, Chuch and Bayla. Rose married
twice (Max LEESER and William FREEDMAN); her children were Jack LEESER and
Betty FREEDMAN; Harry married Anna/Sheva; his children were Sam, Sarah and
Morris August; Bayla married Louis FORMAN and her children were Anna
(WEISS), Evelyn (SILVER) Fannie (BEUTON) and Elizabeth (VOLLICK).

Any information would be greatly appreciated. We have lost touch over the
years and I would like to reconnect.

Eileen Goode Kessner
Plano, TX


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen searching AUGUST, FORMAN, WEISS, SILVER, BEUTON, VOLLICK of Philadelphia #general

Eileen Kessner <e.kessner@...>
 

I am searching for descendants of Samuel AUGUST who settled in Philadelphia.
Samuel's children were Rose (1889), Harry, Chuch and Bayla. Rose married
twice (Max LEESER and William FREEDMAN); her children were Jack LEESER and
Betty FREEDMAN; Harry married Anna/Sheva; his children were Sam, Sarah and
Morris August; Bayla married Louis FORMAN and her children were Anna
(WEISS), Evelyn (SILVER) Fannie (BEUTON) and Elizabeth (VOLLICK).

Any information would be greatly appreciated. We have lost touch over the
years and I would like to reconnect.

Eileen Goode Kessner
Plano, TX


PRAGER #general

Clive Callman <callman@...>
 

I am seeking information about Adolf PRAGER who was a town councellor and
honorary citizen (Ehrenbuerger) of Liegnitz in Silesia. He was born 20th
January 1823 and died 19th March 1899. In particular I am seeking
information as to whether he was the father of Max PRAGER who married
Auguste DANZIGER.

Any help would be most appreciated.

Clive Callman
London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PRAGER #general

Clive Callman <callman@...>
 

I am seeking information about Adolf PRAGER who was a town councellor and
honorary citizen (Ehrenbuerger) of Liegnitz in Silesia. He was born 20th
January 1823 and died 19th March 1899. In particular I am seeking
information as to whether he was the father of Max PRAGER who married
Auguste DANZIGER.

Any help would be most appreciated.

Clive Callman
London


DANZIGERS U.S.A. #general

Clive Callman <callman@...>
 

I am looking for descendants of my family who emigrated >from Germany to
U.S.A. just before WW2. Their name was DANZIGER. In particular, Adolf who
had two daughters and one son whose name was Ulli. I am trying to find
details of their lives and descendants.

If anyone knows anything about the family, I would be most grateful to hear
from you.
His Honour Judge Clive Callman
callman@...

Searching: SUESSMANN & DANZIGER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DANZIGERS U.S.A. #general

Clive Callman <callman@...>
 

I am looking for descendants of my family who emigrated >from Germany to
U.S.A. just before WW2. Their name was DANZIGER. In particular, Adolf who
had two daughters and one son whose name was Ulli. I am trying to find
details of their lives and descendants.

If anyone knows anything about the family, I would be most grateful to hear
from you.
His Honour Judge Clive Callman
callman@...

Searching: SUESSMANN & DANZIGER