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Jascha Heifetz Genealogy #general

Rusty Wilson
 

There is a legend in my family that we are related to Jascha Heifetz,
the famous early 20th century violinist. I'm somewhat skeptical, but
in all fairness to my family, most of the other legends they told me
about turned out to be true. Does anyone have any suggestions or
knowledge about an existing genealogy or detailed biographical
information about Jascha Heifetz?

Rusty Wilson
Rusty.Wilson1@gmail.com

RESEARCHING:
VALKOREYSKY (Vilna/Antokol), RAND (Vilna/Antokol)
KRASNY (Uman/Kamencha), BABCZUK (Berezna)
PORT (Kovno), DERAZNE (Rowne)
NAGOSHINER (Dabrowa Tarnowska)
GOLDSTEIN (Dabrowa Tarnowska)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jascha Heifetz Genealogy #general

Rusty Wilson
 

There is a legend in my family that we are related to Jascha Heifetz,
the famous early 20th century violinist. I'm somewhat skeptical, but
in all fairness to my family, most of the other legends they told me
about turned out to be true. Does anyone have any suggestions or
knowledge about an existing genealogy or detailed biographical
information about Jascha Heifetz?

Rusty Wilson
Rusty.Wilson1@gmail.com

RESEARCHING:
VALKOREYSKY (Vilna/Antokol), RAND (Vilna/Antokol)
KRASNY (Uman/Kamencha), BABCZUK (Berezna)
PORT (Kovno), DERAZNE (Rowne)
NAGOSHINER (Dabrowa Tarnowska)
GOLDSTEIN (Dabrowa Tarnowska)


Re: How to learn an ancestor's Hebrew name for our future descendants #general

Hilary Henkin
 

Never mind ancestors' Hebrew names -- my parents didn't remember who I
was named for! Hilary is for Hinda, who was my dad's grandmother - got
that. But Sura - neither parent, and my remaining aunt - no clue.

Based on my research, I have a hunch (there's a great-great-grandmother
named Sura), but I'll never know for sure.

Hilary Henkin
North Hollywood, Calif.

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESCENIKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN - AVRUTIN;
PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY - SEMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; DOLLINGER; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; WISENTHAL -
VIESENTAUL
Harbin, China: FELDMAN; PENZNER; SREBERK - SCHRIEBER;
Lublin, Poland: KATZ; JARMUSZ

snip..In all my years of genealogy research, the most disappointing
one of all is to come to a cemetery where family is buried and
only to see a name or date written on a tombstone.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How to learn an ancestor's Hebrew name for our future descendants #general

Hilary Henkin
 

Never mind ancestors' Hebrew names -- my parents didn't remember who I
was named for! Hilary is for Hinda, who was my dad's grandmother - got
that. But Sura - neither parent, and my remaining aunt - no clue.

Based on my research, I have a hunch (there's a great-great-grandmother
named Sura), but I'll never know for sure.

Hilary Henkin
North Hollywood, Calif.

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESCENIKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN - AVRUTIN;
PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY - SEMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; DOLLINGER; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; WISENTHAL -
VIESENTAUL
Harbin, China: FELDMAN; PENZNER; SREBERK - SCHRIEBER;
Lublin, Poland: KATZ; JARMUSZ

snip..In all my years of genealogy research, the most disappointing
one of all is to come to a cemetery where family is buried and
only to see a name or date written on a tombstone.


Re: Seek CASSEL / CUSSEL - Zons, Germany and Brazil #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

Dear Judy
Stick with the spelling Cassel, because in German, Cussel would be
pronounced Koosel, and wouldn't be changed to Cassel. Also try Kassel,
which has the same sound, try as well a double ' l'. Also, Karl is the
more likely German spelling.

Eva Lawrence, St Albans UK eva.lawrence@idnet.com

Judy Levron nee Rothschild Caulfield Australia uran99@bigpond.com wrote:
"I have in my grandmother's notes (Frieda ROTHSCHILD nee DANIELS, born in
Zons, Germany), that her brother--in-law Ernst ROTHSCHILD, .... had been
married to Hedda CUSSEL in Germany, probably Koln. HEDDA later married
Charles BLUM (about 1946) and lived in New York. I also have a letter,
dated 1967 >from a Carl (H.K.) CASSEL who lived in Brazil. The letter
talks about an "Auntie Frieda" who I assume is my grandmother named above.
I am also trying to find the connection to Hedda CUSSEL and Carl CASSEL.
(Logic tells me that they were possibly brother and sister.) I am also
currently trying to find the family of Carl and find out the connection.
They live in Porto Alegre, Brazil and I have the old address.
I cannot find the immigration or marriage records and do not know if
Hedda and Carl married in Germany or the USA.


German SIG #Germany Re: Seek CASSEL / CUSSEL - Zons, Germany and Brazil #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

Dear Judy
Stick with the spelling Cassel, because in German, Cussel would be
pronounced Koosel, and wouldn't be changed to Cassel. Also try Kassel,
which has the same sound, try as well a double ' l'. Also, Karl is the
more likely German spelling.

Eva Lawrence, St Albans UK eva.lawrence@idnet.com

Judy Levron nee Rothschild Caulfield Australia uran99@bigpond.com wrote:
"I have in my grandmother's notes (Frieda ROTHSCHILD nee DANIELS, born in
Zons, Germany), that her brother--in-law Ernst ROTHSCHILD, .... had been
married to Hedda CUSSEL in Germany, probably Koln. HEDDA later married
Charles BLUM (about 1946) and lived in New York. I also have a letter,
dated 1967 >from a Carl (H.K.) CASSEL who lived in Brazil. The letter
talks about an "Auntie Frieda" who I assume is my grandmother named above.
I am also trying to find the connection to Hedda CUSSEL and Carl CASSEL.
(Logic tells me that they were possibly brother and sister.) I am also
currently trying to find the family of Carl and find out the connection.
They live in Porto Alegre, Brazil and I have the old address.
I cannot find the immigration or marriage records and do not know if
Hedda and Carl married in Germany or the USA.


Ester Chakman / Hakman - Viewmate 20551 #general

schakman <schakman@...>
 

Please take a look at the photo I posted to Viewmate of a relative I
know nothing about. Does anyone recognise her? Chakman or Hakman may be
a maiden name.

Thanks,
Samuel Chakman
Melbourne, Australia

Researching:-
AJZENPRUNG / AJZENSZPRUNG
ARBUS (Belzyce & Lublin, Poland)
HAKMAN / CHAKMAN (Warsaw & Lublin, Poland)
FERSZT (Belzyce & Lublin, Poland)
JASTRZEMBSKI (Lowicz, Poland)
KLEPFISZ, RUDA (Warsaw, Poland)

Direct url:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=20551


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ester Chakman / Hakman - Viewmate 20551 #general

schakman <schakman@...>
 

Please take a look at the photo I posted to Viewmate of a relative I
know nothing about. Does anyone recognise her? Chakman or Hakman may be
a maiden name.

Thanks,
Samuel Chakman
Melbourne, Australia

Researching:-
AJZENPRUNG / AJZENSZPRUNG
ARBUS (Belzyce & Lublin, Poland)
HAKMAN / CHAKMAN (Warsaw & Lublin, Poland)
FERSZT (Belzyce & Lublin, Poland)
JASTRZEMBSKI (Lowicz, Poland)
KLEPFISZ, RUDA (Warsaw, Poland)

Direct url:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=20551


Yisrael ben Yosef of Ostrog-early 19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Does anyone have information regarding extended family (parents,
descendants and siblings) of Yisrael ben Yosef (possibly ROSENBAUM) of
Ostrog whose daughter married a daughter of the Admo"r of Lechowitz,
Rabbi Aharon and Pearl. He was a follower of the Apta Rav (Yehoshua
Heschel).

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yisrael ben Yosef of Ostrog-early 19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Does anyone have information regarding extended family (parents,
descendants and siblings) of Yisrael ben Yosef (possibly ROSENBAUM) of
Ostrog whose daughter married a daughter of the Admo"r of Lechowitz,
Rabbi Aharon and Pearl. He was a follower of the Apta Rav (Yehoshua
Heschel).

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


How to learn an ancestor's Hebrew name for our future descendants #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

Micah Salb asked how to determine ancestors' Hebrew names, and Kohen
or Levi status. Ira Leviton gave an excellent answer, some of which
I repeat below:

<< Unfortunately, when immigrants who assimilated into the new
culture didn't have Hebrew names inscribed on the gravestones,
and ketubas are no longer available, their Hebrew names sometimes
can't be determined. >>

In all my years of genealogy research, the most disappointing
one of all is to come to a cemetery where family is buried and
only to see a name or date written on a tombstone. As many Jews
have assimilated, this seems to be found more and more.

Take a walk in an older Jewish cemetery and you will find all kinds
of things about the person who died, >from names, places, dates,
pictures and even remarks about how they led their life.

G-d willing, a long way off, but I hope to leave my descendants
something to read about on my tombstone so that they will
remember me as more than a name and a date.

This is not the start of a thread as to assimilation, just a comment
on my observation after 35+ years.

I still like to disappear into a Jewish or non-Jewish cemetery that
calls to me like an archive telling me about the people who lived
before me.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to learn an ancestor's Hebrew name for our future descendants #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

Micah Salb asked how to determine ancestors' Hebrew names, and Kohen
or Levi status. Ira Leviton gave an excellent answer, some of which
I repeat below:

<< Unfortunately, when immigrants who assimilated into the new
culture didn't have Hebrew names inscribed on the gravestones,
and ketubas are no longer available, their Hebrew names sometimes
can't be determined. >>

In all my years of genealogy research, the most disappointing
one of all is to come to a cemetery where family is buried and
only to see a name or date written on a tombstone. As many Jews
have assimilated, this seems to be found more and more.

Take a walk in an older Jewish cemetery and you will find all kinds
of things about the person who died, >from names, places, dates,
pictures and even remarks about how they led their life.

G-d willing, a long way off, but I hope to leave my descendants
something to read about on my tombstone so that they will
remember me as more than a name and a date.

This is not the start of a thread as to assimilation, just a comment
on my observation after 35+ years.

I still like to disappear into a Jewish or non-Jewish cemetery that
calls to me like an archive telling me about the people who lived
before me.

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


Re: reconciling names #general

ab.cohen@...
 

Many thanks to all those who sent advice regarding Tilly Matilda etc.
I thought it was complicated but didn't realise how much.
There certainly are a lot of helpful and knowledgable folk out there.
Alan Cohen
researching Glazer (Bessarabia), Romanofski (Ukraine), Deitsch, Dajc etc
and Kutnowski (Poland).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: reconciling names #general

ab.cohen@...
 

Many thanks to all those who sent advice regarding Tilly Matilda etc.
I thought it was complicated but didn't realise how much.
There certainly are a lot of helpful and knowledgable folk out there.
Alan Cohen
researching Glazer (Bessarabia), Romanofski (Ukraine), Deitsch, Dajc etc
and Kutnowski (Poland).


Book about Emma Goldman #general

Ann Linder
 

A new book >from Yale University Press's Jewish Lives series:
Emma Goldman. B 1869 to a Russian Jewish family, she emigrated to
USA in 1885.

Kind Regards,
Ann Linder
Florida USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Book about Emma Goldman #general

Ann Linder
 

A new book >from Yale University Press's Jewish Lives series:
Emma Goldman. B 1869 to a Russian Jewish family, she emigrated to
USA in 1885.

Kind Regards,
Ann Linder
Florida USA


Looking for information about Ella HOCHWALD POLLAK #general

Jake Jacobs
 

I would like to find my grandmother's cousin named Ella POLLAK, born
Ghizela HOCHWALD or her family. Ella was born in or near Arad, Romania
abt 1916, daughter of Herman HOCHWALD and Luiza REIN. Ella married
Dr. Alexander POLLAK, and sometime after WW2, she moved to Israel.
We do not know whether she had children. If you have any information or
know anyone who has information, I'd be most grateful.
Thanks.
Diane Jacobs Austin, Texas, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for information about Ella HOCHWALD POLLAK #general

Jake Jacobs
 

I would like to find my grandmother's cousin named Ella POLLAK, born
Ghizela HOCHWALD or her family. Ella was born in or near Arad, Romania
abt 1916, daughter of Herman HOCHWALD and Luiza REIN. Ella married
Dr. Alexander POLLAK, and sometime after WW2, she moved to Israel.
We do not know whether she had children. If you have any information or
know anyone who has information, I'd be most grateful.
Thanks.
Diane Jacobs Austin, Texas, USA


Yisrael ben Yosef of Ostrog-early 19th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Does anyone have information regarding extended family (parents,
descendants and siblings) of Yisrael ben Yosef (possibly ROSENBAUM) of
Ostrog whose daughter married a daughter of the Admo"r of Lechowitz,
Rabbi Aharon and Pearl. He was a follower of the Apta Rav (Yehoshua
Heschel).

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Yisrael ben Yosef of Ostrog-early 19th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Does anyone have information regarding extended family (parents,
descendants and siblings) of Yisrael ben Yosef (possibly ROSENBAUM) of
Ostrog whose daughter married a daughter of the Admo"r of Lechowitz,
Rabbi Aharon and Pearl. He was a follower of the Apta Rav (Yehoshua
Heschel).

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

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