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Louis Mincer and Simon Shaffer #general

richard mayer
 

My ggreatgrandfather L Mincer and S Shaffer according to census birth
and death cerificates only have Russia/Poland as birthplaces. I their
any organizations i could contact to get help to follow up with.thanks
Dick Mayer USA
ramayrassoc@att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Louis Mincer and Simon Shaffer #general

richard mayer
 

My ggreatgrandfather L Mincer and S Shaffer according to census birth
and death cerificates only have Russia/Poland as birthplaces. I their
any organizations i could contact to get help to follow up with.thanks
Dick Mayer USA
ramayrassoc@att.net


Ref: A Surprise for a Lucky Few in the 1940 US Census #general

Joel Weintraub
 

This is >from the enumerators handbook for 1940, paragraph 473, concerning
persons born in a foreign country and what to put down for their birthplace.
Remember the question posed was what was your birth country situated as of
January 1, 1937, because of the changed borders of Europe in 1940 due to
World War II:

"If you cannot find out with certainty the country in which the person's
birthplace was located on January 1, 1937, enter the name of the province,
state, or city in which the person was born, such as Bohemia, Slovakia,
Croatia, etc. or Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, etc."

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA

https://sites.google.com/site/census1940/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ref: A Surprise for a Lucky Few in the 1940 US Census #general

Joel Weintraub
 

This is >from the enumerators handbook for 1940, paragraph 473, concerning
persons born in a foreign country and what to put down for their birthplace.
Remember the question posed was what was your birth country situated as of
January 1, 1937, because of the changed borders of Europe in 1940 due to
World War II:

"If you cannot find out with certainty the country in which the person's
birthplace was located on January 1, 1937, enter the name of the province,
state, or city in which the person was born, such as Bohemia, Slovakia,
Croatia, etc. or Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, etc."

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA

https://sites.google.com/site/census1940/


Village of "Oeoitwo" ? #general

Lisa Dashman <lisa.dashman@...>
 

Hello, Genners,
In examining my ggm Scheine Krinsky's entry on the 21 August 1908 manifest
of the S.S. Lusitania, her birth place appears to be Oeoitwo, Russia. (This
family actually lived in Vasilishki in what now is Belarus.) Can anyone
interpret what her birth place is, please?

Best regards,
Lisa Dashman
North of NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Village of "Oeoitwo" ? #general

Lisa Dashman <lisa.dashman@...>
 

Hello, Genners,
In examining my ggm Scheine Krinsky's entry on the 21 August 1908 manifest
of the S.S. Lusitania, her birth place appears to be Oeoitwo, Russia. (This
family actually lived in Vasilishki in what now is Belarus.) Can anyone
interpret what her birth place is, please?

Best regards,
Lisa Dashman
North of NYC


Trying to contact Beate Schuetzmann #general

Lois Sernoff
 

Beate Schuetzmann responded to my Viewmate posting # 22642 requesting a
higher resolution scan.
If you are our there Beate please contact me so I can send the new scan to
you.

Thank you,
Lois Sernoff [suburban Phila, PA, USA]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trying to contact Beate Schuetzmann #general

Lois Sernoff
 

Beate Schuetzmann responded to my Viewmate posting # 22642 requesting a
higher resolution scan.
If you are our there Beate please contact me so I can send the new scan to
you.

Thank you,
Lois Sernoff [suburban Phila, PA, USA]


Re: Finding US naturalization information from notations on a ship manifest #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Thanks to all who have sent me suggestions about this. Although
different opinions have been expressed, I now have reason to extend the
geographical area of my search, and perhaps I will find this record.

Best, Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding US naturalization information from notations on a ship manifest #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Thanks to all who have sent me suggestions about this. Although
different opinions have been expressed, I now have reason to extend the
geographical area of my search, and perhaps I will find this record.

Best, Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA


Jacob MILNER/WOLKOVSKY Immigration to US ~1907 #general

Arnon Hershkovitz
 

Hello, Dear Colleage JGeneers!

Of the WOLKOVSKY/WOLKOFSKY family, this one is another great
mystery... After many attempts to resolve it by myself, I'm writing
you now, kindly asking for some help.

Jacob MILNER was born on 3 May 1885 (based on his WWI Draft Card),
immigrated to the US around 1907-1909 (based on his US Censuses).

He was living in the States in 1910, first in Chicago (with family),
then in 1911 got married in Philadelphia, PA (to Sara nee BERKOWITZ)
and they lived there until their deaths (Sarah in 1940, Jacob in
1953). I have all the information I need about him starting >from the
1910 Census, including being in touch with his descendants who know no
more than I do.

Jacob is "suspected" as being my great-grandmother's youngest brother,
hence born to Haim Leib and Tzina WOLKOVSKY/WOLKOFSKY, probably in
Galati, Romania. He might have changed his surname to MILNER before or
after immigrating, and I've been looking for his immigration record in
order to proof his connection to the family (hopefully, he'll either
appear as a WOLKOVSKY or will appear as a MILNER with a WOLKOVSKY
relative mentioned).

Any help with locating Jacob MILNER/WOLKOVSKY's Immigration Record
would be much appreciated.

Yours,
Arnon Hershkovitz
Shrewsbury, MA
arnon.hershkovitz@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jacob MILNER/WOLKOVSKY Immigration to US ~1907 #general

Arnon Hershkovitz
 

Hello, Dear Colleage JGeneers!

Of the WOLKOVSKY/WOLKOFSKY family, this one is another great
mystery... After many attempts to resolve it by myself, I'm writing
you now, kindly asking for some help.

Jacob MILNER was born on 3 May 1885 (based on his WWI Draft Card),
immigrated to the US around 1907-1909 (based on his US Censuses).

He was living in the States in 1910, first in Chicago (with family),
then in 1911 got married in Philadelphia, PA (to Sara nee BERKOWITZ)
and they lived there until their deaths (Sarah in 1940, Jacob in
1953). I have all the information I need about him starting >from the
1910 Census, including being in touch with his descendants who know no
more than I do.

Jacob is "suspected" as being my great-grandmother's youngest brother,
hence born to Haim Leib and Tzina WOLKOVSKY/WOLKOFSKY, probably in
Galati, Romania. He might have changed his surname to MILNER before or
after immigrating, and I've been looking for his immigration record in
order to proof his connection to the family (hopefully, he'll either
appear as a WOLKOVSKY or will appear as a MILNER with a WOLKOVSKY
relative mentioned).

Any help with locating Jacob MILNER/WOLKOVSKY's Immigration Record
would be much appreciated.

Yours,
Arnon Hershkovitz
Shrewsbury, MA
arnon.hershkovitz@gmail.com


Re: Frysztak #general

dennis gries
 

On May 3, Ellen Moshenberg wrote:

"My great grandmother Katherine (Traum) Ravitz was born in Frysstak,
Austria. It turns out there are now 2 towns with that name which I
found in the JewishGen Gazetteer, one in Poland and the other in
the Czech Republic plus possibly one in Russia. Does anyone have
any ideas which one. The interesting thing is that the first two
are relatively close to each other."

She also referenced Tarnow and Szczuczn among other places.

There have been some responses.

Since I have definite ancestry >from Frysztak (and Tarnow and Szczuczn
or variant), I wish to offer some comments:

1. The only listing in WOWW is "Frysztak (Fristik), 84 km W. of
Przemysl (49'50"/21'37"). This town is sited (and cited) by WOWW
to 12 reference sources.

2. The F localization just preceding could be improved by saying it
is perhaps 25 km north of Krosno, or, looking at the road E40 between
Tarnow east to Rzeszow, about 15-20km south of the halfway point.

3. This is north of the former Czechoslavia, but now about the
present Slovakia Republic.

4. Siblings of my mother were born in that town, and I have other
documentsthat localize the parents of their father to that town,
i.e. died there.
The family name there was NEUBARTH (var without the H).

For Ellen, using the Polish search engine, I find

Nowy Sacz PSA Births 1854,78-80,90-92,1894-1905
Marriages 1882,84,1887-1905 Deaths 1882-1900,1903
Krakow Wojewodztwa / Krakow Province
(records in Fond 494 in Krakow Archive)

Surname Givenname Year Type Akt Page Sex Age Townborn Living Father
Fathersurn Mother Mothersurn Spouse Spousesurn Event Comments
TRAUM f EISENBACH Moses Majer 1905 M 40 M 25 y. Frysztak
Josef EISENBACH Chane TRAUM

Please note the surname Traum and the place Frysztak
(and Nowy Sacz, which is quite close by.)

So, I really believe that the town location in WOWW is the right one
for Ellen.

Hope this helps. I'm looking to read more.

dennis gries
Sarasota FL USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Frysztak #general

dennis gries
 

On May 3, Ellen Moshenberg wrote:

"My great grandmother Katherine (Traum) Ravitz was born in Frysstak,
Austria. It turns out there are now 2 towns with that name which I
found in the JewishGen Gazetteer, one in Poland and the other in
the Czech Republic plus possibly one in Russia. Does anyone have
any ideas which one. The interesting thing is that the first two
are relatively close to each other."

She also referenced Tarnow and Szczuczn among other places.

There have been some responses.

Since I have definite ancestry >from Frysztak (and Tarnow and Szczuczn
or variant), I wish to offer some comments:

1. The only listing in WOWW is "Frysztak (Fristik), 84 km W. of
Przemysl (49'50"/21'37"). This town is sited (and cited) by WOWW
to 12 reference sources.

2. The F localization just preceding could be improved by saying it
is perhaps 25 km north of Krosno, or, looking at the road E40 between
Tarnow east to Rzeszow, about 15-20km south of the halfway point.

3. This is north of the former Czechoslavia, but now about the
present Slovakia Republic.

4. Siblings of my mother were born in that town, and I have other
documentsthat localize the parents of their father to that town,
i.e. died there.
The family name there was NEUBARTH (var without the H).

For Ellen, using the Polish search engine, I find

Nowy Sacz PSA Births 1854,78-80,90-92,1894-1905
Marriages 1882,84,1887-1905 Deaths 1882-1900,1903
Krakow Wojewodztwa / Krakow Province
(records in Fond 494 in Krakow Archive)

Surname Givenname Year Type Akt Page Sex Age Townborn Living Father
Fathersurn Mother Mothersurn Spouse Spousesurn Event Comments
TRAUM f EISENBACH Moses Majer 1905 M 40 M 25 y. Frysztak
Josef EISENBACH Chane TRAUM

Please note the surname Traum and the place Frysztak
(and Nowy Sacz, which is quite close by.)

So, I really believe that the town location in WOWW is the right one
for Ellen.

Hope this helps. I'm looking to read more.

dennis gries
Sarasota FL USA


Immigration records #general

Lisa Cohn
 

I'm having trouble finding immigration records for my great-grandparents.
I've asked before, and got some great help here finding census records.
Now I"m looking for Immigration records: They'd have come to New York, I think,
around 1890. The parents were in their late 20's, I think.Avraham Eukoseil Swoff,
His wife Celia, and their son Barnett who was around 6 years old.
Departure would have been Lithuania or Russia. I'm not sure what the last
name is, as it's been (on various records): Zwoffe, Zwab, Schwab....Avraham
is fairly straight forward, so I tried him first. I got the other two names
off their tombstones, thanks to Viewmate, and their names in the original
Hebrew are: Celia's name on her tombstone is Tsivia (Cywia became Celia).
Barnett's name on his tomb is Beryl (Berel)? I've tried various combinations
on the various sites I know. I'm starting to think they swam over.
Any ideas? Thanks,Lisa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Immigration records #general

Lisa Cohn
 

I'm having trouble finding immigration records for my great-grandparents.
I've asked before, and got some great help here finding census records.
Now I"m looking for Immigration records: They'd have come to New York, I think,
around 1890. The parents were in their late 20's, I think.Avraham Eukoseil Swoff,
His wife Celia, and their son Barnett who was around 6 years old.
Departure would have been Lithuania or Russia. I'm not sure what the last
name is, as it's been (on various records): Zwoffe, Zwab, Schwab....Avraham
is fairly straight forward, so I tried him first. I got the other two names
off their tombstones, thanks to Viewmate, and their names in the original
Hebrew are: Celia's name on her tombstone is Tsivia (Cywia became Celia).
Barnett's name on his tomb is Beryl (Berel)? I've tried various combinations
on the various sites I know. I'm starting to think they swam over.
Any ideas? Thanks,Lisa


Searching: Cause of Death, Carolina ABRAHAM, New York City, ca. 1890 #general

Jim
 

Searching: cause of death for Carolina ABRAHAM, New York City, ca. 1890

I am looking for the cause of death (via a death certificate or an obituary)
for my pggm Carolina ABRAHAM (maiden name SCHWARTZ). Carolina married my
pggf Michael ABRAHAM in 1880. In 1890, Michael married his second wife
Betsie Traub. He is listed as widowed on the marriage certificate of 1890.

Marriage certificate 1880: Michael ABRAHAM, date of marriage July 9th,
1880, NYC, age 21, to Carolina SCHWARTZ, b. 1861, age 19, parents names
Michael Schwartz and Frederika Schwartz, residence 2nd St. NYC. (2nd)
Marriage certificate 1890: Michael ABRAHAM widowed, age 31, date of
marriage Nov. 16, 1890 to Betsie Traub.

1900 census: Michael ABRAMS, head, b. Sept 1859, age 40, married, no. of
yrs of present marriage 17, pob New York; pofb of father, Germany, pofb
mother, Germany, occ. butcher; Betsie, wife, b. Aug 1860, married 17 yrs,
mother of 6 children, no. of children living 6; Children: Jennie dofb Sept
1883, age 16; Ada dofb Oct 1886, age 13; Cora dofb Jan 1894, age 6; Henry
dofb, July 1884, age 15; Milton dofb May 1888, age 12; William dofb Oct
1892, age 7.

Michael seems to have changed his name >from ABRAHAM>ABRAMS after the death
of Carolina. If Michael married Betsie in 1890, the children born to
Carolina would be Jennie, Ada, Henry, and Milton. Betsie would be the
mother of Cora and William. They told the census taker that Betsie was the
mother of all six children and they were married for 17 years, for reasons
of their own. My pgf Henry lists Carrie Abrams” as his mother on his
marriage certificate.

I have searched the Municipal Archives in NYC for a death record for
Carolina ABRAHAM and Carolina ABRAMS, as well as using the names Caroline
and Carrie. I have also searched several NYC newspapers for an obituary but
so far I haven't been able to locate anything. Any assistance or advice you
can provide will be most appreciated. Thank you.

James Abrams
Johnstown, Pennsylvania


Researching Declaration of Intent and Naturalization papers in USA #general

jackie davis <jdavis318@...>
 

I would like to thank everyone who replied to my questions about
naturalization in the US. I had some amazing people reply to me with really
good suggestions. My next step will be to go to the Library to research
Ancestry.

There really is some very knowledgeable people out there.

Thank you again

Jacqueline Davis
Ottawa, Canada
jdavis318@rogers.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Cause of Death, Carolina ABRAHAM, New York City, ca. 1890 #general

Jim
 

Searching: cause of death for Carolina ABRAHAM, New York City, ca. 1890

I am looking for the cause of death (via a death certificate or an obituary)
for my pggm Carolina ABRAHAM (maiden name SCHWARTZ). Carolina married my
pggf Michael ABRAHAM in 1880. In 1890, Michael married his second wife
Betsie Traub. He is listed as widowed on the marriage certificate of 1890.

Marriage certificate 1880: Michael ABRAHAM, date of marriage July 9th,
1880, NYC, age 21, to Carolina SCHWARTZ, b. 1861, age 19, parents names
Michael Schwartz and Frederika Schwartz, residence 2nd St. NYC. (2nd)
Marriage certificate 1890: Michael ABRAHAM widowed, age 31, date of
marriage Nov. 16, 1890 to Betsie Traub.

1900 census: Michael ABRAMS, head, b. Sept 1859, age 40, married, no. of
yrs of present marriage 17, pob New York; pofb of father, Germany, pofb
mother, Germany, occ. butcher; Betsie, wife, b. Aug 1860, married 17 yrs,
mother of 6 children, no. of children living 6; Children: Jennie dofb Sept
1883, age 16; Ada dofb Oct 1886, age 13; Cora dofb Jan 1894, age 6; Henry
dofb, July 1884, age 15; Milton dofb May 1888, age 12; William dofb Oct
1892, age 7.

Michael seems to have changed his name >from ABRAHAM>ABRAMS after the death
of Carolina. If Michael married Betsie in 1890, the children born to
Carolina would be Jennie, Ada, Henry, and Milton. Betsie would be the
mother of Cora and William. They told the census taker that Betsie was the
mother of all six children and they were married for 17 years, for reasons
of their own. My pgf Henry lists Carrie Abrams” as his mother on his
marriage certificate.

I have searched the Municipal Archives in NYC for a death record for
Carolina ABRAHAM and Carolina ABRAMS, as well as using the names Caroline
and Carrie. I have also searched several NYC newspapers for an obituary but
so far I haven't been able to locate anything. Any assistance or advice you
can provide will be most appreciated. Thank you.

James Abrams
Johnstown, Pennsylvania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching Declaration of Intent and Naturalization papers in USA #general

jackie davis <jdavis318@...>
 

I would like to thank everyone who replied to my questions about
naturalization in the US. I had some amazing people reply to me with really
good suggestions. My next step will be to go to the Library to research
Ancestry.

There really is some very knowledgeable people out there.

Thank you again

Jacqueline Davis
Ottawa, Canada
jdavis318@rogers.com

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