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LEVIN chief rabbis in Russia and Jerusalem circa 1900 #rabbinic

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

I am trying to find more information about a rabbinical connection
in my father's uncle's LEVIN family, on behalf of a 96-year-old
cousin. I have not uncovered anything in the RavSIG archives, so
I'm hoping that knowledgeable readers might be able to help me.

According to the 1908 book "Pittsburgh and Her People," Samuel LEVIN
"was born in the town of Grodna, Russia, about 1844.... Two of [his]
brothers are chief Rabbis of the Jewish church [sic] in Russia and a
nephew... is chief Rabbi in Jerusalem." This citation, and a cousin's
story about Samuel coming to the US because he wanted to avoid the
rabbinical study his brothers pursued, are the only evidence I have
that Samuel LEVIN was part of a rabbinical family.

Samuel came to the US alone in the 1850s and settled in Pittsburgh,
where he worked as a jeweler and optician until he died in 1913; he
was active in the Tree of Life Synagogue. His gravestone confirms
that he was born in Grodno, and also reveals that his father was
Shlomo ha-Levi. I have no information about Samuel's mother, brothers,
or the nephew mentioned in the 1908 book. My father's cousin said that
she did not know that any of her relatives were chief rabbis anywhere.

Let me note that the Pittsburgh book may simply be wrong, although I
have no proof of that. Also, I realize that in 19th-century Eastern
Europe "chief rabbi" was often more a political designation than a
scholarly and/or spiritual one, and that a full discussion of its
meaning is beyond the scope of this list.

Since the article didn't mention any specific towns in Russia, I have
focused my search on the Jerusalem connection. In 1908, Shmuel SALANT
(1816-1909) was the Chief Rabbi in Jerusalem, and had been so since
1878. My Internet research has not uncovered anything to connect him
to this LEVIN family. And it makes no sense that Salant, born in 1816,
would be a nephew of Samuel Levin, born 1844; if there were any family
relationship, Salant would be more likely to have been Samuel Levin's
uncle.

I'm also considering the possibility that the nephew in question was
not really the chief rabbi in 1908 but rather his assistant, Eliyahu
David Rabinowitz-Teomim, who was born in 1845 in Pikeln, Lithuania,
and moved to Jerusalem in 1901 to assist Rabbi Salant. I have done a
few basic Internet searches on his genealogy, and while I have
uncovered some wonderful sites, I have not found a connection to my
LEVINs.

My search for LEVIN in JewishGen's database, "Jewish Religious
Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854," revealed 34 names,
including one (Leizer LEVIN) in Grodno proper and three others (Antel,
Movsha, and Leiba) in Grodno province... but this is a list of rabbis
from more than 50 years before the Pittsburgh book was published.
There may be a connection left unseen because it was on the maternal
side of both families.

Any suggestions? If your answer is of general interest, please share
it with the list, otherwise please reply privately. Thank you in
advance for your consideration and help.

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai, Grodno,
Sopotskin, Indura, Özery, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno; HIRSCHBERG in
Vilna and Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in Liverpool;
ROSEN and ROSENKRANTZ in Warsaw; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin; WEINER
in Berdichev; GOLDBERG in Berdichev and Kiev


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic LEVIN chief rabbis in Russia and Jerusalem circa 1900 #rabbinic

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

I am trying to find more information about a rabbinical connection
in my father's uncle's LEVIN family, on behalf of a 96-year-old
cousin. I have not uncovered anything in the RavSIG archives, so
I'm hoping that knowledgeable readers might be able to help me.

According to the 1908 book "Pittsburgh and Her People," Samuel LEVIN
"was born in the town of Grodna, Russia, about 1844.... Two of [his]
brothers are chief Rabbis of the Jewish church [sic] in Russia and a
nephew... is chief Rabbi in Jerusalem." This citation, and a cousin's
story about Samuel coming to the US because he wanted to avoid the
rabbinical study his brothers pursued, are the only evidence I have
that Samuel LEVIN was part of a rabbinical family.

Samuel came to the US alone in the 1850s and settled in Pittsburgh,
where he worked as a jeweler and optician until he died in 1913; he
was active in the Tree of Life Synagogue. His gravestone confirms
that he was born in Grodno, and also reveals that his father was
Shlomo ha-Levi. I have no information about Samuel's mother, brothers,
or the nephew mentioned in the 1908 book. My father's cousin said that
she did not know that any of her relatives were chief rabbis anywhere.

Let me note that the Pittsburgh book may simply be wrong, although I
have no proof of that. Also, I realize that in 19th-century Eastern
Europe "chief rabbi" was often more a political designation than a
scholarly and/or spiritual one, and that a full discussion of its
meaning is beyond the scope of this list.

Since the article didn't mention any specific towns in Russia, I have
focused my search on the Jerusalem connection. In 1908, Shmuel SALANT
(1816-1909) was the Chief Rabbi in Jerusalem, and had been so since
1878. My Internet research has not uncovered anything to connect him
to this LEVIN family. And it makes no sense that Salant, born in 1816,
would be a nephew of Samuel Levin, born 1844; if there were any family
relationship, Salant would be more likely to have been Samuel Levin's
uncle.

I'm also considering the possibility that the nephew in question was
not really the chief rabbi in 1908 but rather his assistant, Eliyahu
David Rabinowitz-Teomim, who was born in 1845 in Pikeln, Lithuania,
and moved to Jerusalem in 1901 to assist Rabbi Salant. I have done a
few basic Internet searches on his genealogy, and while I have
uncovered some wonderful sites, I have not found a connection to my
LEVINs.

My search for LEVIN in JewishGen's database, "Jewish Religious
Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854," revealed 34 names,
including one (Leizer LEVIN) in Grodno proper and three others (Antel,
Movsha, and Leiba) in Grodno province... but this is a list of rabbis
from more than 50 years before the Pittsburgh book was published.
There may be a connection left unseen because it was on the maternal
side of both families.

Any suggestions? If your answer is of general interest, please share
it with the list, otherwise please reply privately. Thank you in
advance for your consideration and help.

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai, Grodno,
Sopotskin, Indura, Özery, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno; HIRSCHBERG in
Vilna and Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in Liverpool;
ROSEN and ROSENKRANTZ in Warsaw; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin; WEINER
in Berdichev; GOLDBERG in Berdichev and Kiev


Tzava'a of Rabbi Akiva Eiger #rabbinic

Dubin, David M. MD
 

In a 1906 transcription of tombstones >from (we think) Pultusk, a page
contains the ethical will (tzava'a) of Rabbi Akiva Eiger. Does anyone
know if this document is known >from elsewhere, because if not, it would
make a nice contribution to the ethical will literature.
Thank you.
David Dubin
Teaneck, New Jersey


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Tzava'a of Rabbi Akiva Eiger #rabbinic

Dubin, David M. MD
 

In a 1906 transcription of tombstones >from (we think) Pultusk, a page
contains the ethical will (tzava'a) of Rabbi Akiva Eiger. Does anyone
know if this document is known >from elsewhere, because if not, it would
make a nice contribution to the ethical will literature.
Thank you.
David Dubin
Teaneck, New Jersey


Ungar and Mannheimer #rabbinic

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I am helping a child survivor with her family tree. Can anyone
add any family information to the following rabbis?

Rabbi Akiva Ungar (1813-1881)
http://www.geni.com/people/Rabbi-Ungar/6000000020042947191

Rabbi Chaim Zvi Mannheimer (1814-1886)
http://www.geni.com/people/Chaim-Zvi-Mannheimer-Rabbi-of-Verbau-Ungvar/6000000020037226489
[or http://tinyurl.com/d8j8k5e --Mod.]

Thank you,

Randol Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Ungar and Mannheimer #rabbinic

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I am helping a child survivor with her family tree. Can anyone
add any family information to the following rabbis?

Rabbi Akiva Ungar (1813-1881)
http://www.geni.com/people/Rabbi-Ungar/6000000020042947191

Rabbi Chaim Zvi Mannheimer (1814-1886)
http://www.geni.com/people/Chaim-Zvi-Mannheimer-Rabbi-of-Verbau-Ungvar/6000000020037226489
[or http://tinyurl.com/d8j8k5e --Mod.]

Thank you,

Randol Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Long Island Genner--Oceanside Garden Sanatorium #general

cgioscia@...
 

My name is clorissa young and my mother was a patient at the
Oceanside garden sanatorium. I too am trying to get more
information. I know that the Dr's laufer who lived in Rockville
Center owned the hospital. Not sure what happened to them.
Please contact me at cgioscia@gmail.com if you find anything
out. Thank you Clorissa Young Gioscia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Long Island Genner--Oceanside Garden Sanatorium #general

cgioscia@...
 

My name is clorissa young and my mother was a patient at the
Oceanside garden sanatorium. I too am trying to get more
information. I know that the Dr's laufer who lived in Rockville
Center owned the hospital. Not sure what happened to them.
Please contact me at cgioscia@gmail.com if you find anything
out. Thank you Clorissa Young Gioscia


Isaak Levitan Russian artist #general

Maurice Levitan
 

I have discovered, looking at a self portrait of the great artist, that
my beloved 22 year old son has a startling resemblance to the famous
Russian artist Isaak Levitan. I believe that my paternal grandfather
and Isaak's grandfather were >from the same town in Lithuania-Kedainai.

I wonder wether I can trace Isaak's lineage further. Does anyone have
any recommendations?

Maurice Levitan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Isaak Levitan Russian artist #general

Maurice Levitan
 

I have discovered, looking at a self portrait of the great artist, that
my beloved 22 year old son has a startling resemblance to the famous
Russian artist Isaak Levitan. I believe that my paternal grandfather
and Isaak's grandfather were >from the same town in Lithuania-Kedainai.

I wonder wether I can trace Isaak's lineage further. Does anyone have
any recommendations?

Maurice Levitan


Re: Translation of "skladnik" please Yiddish #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Neil wrote on 04 apr 2013 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

Re: Translation of "skladnik" please Yiddish
I will be grateful for any translation received.
Polish: component, constituent, element.

<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sk%C5%82adnik>
<http://pl.wiktionary.org/wiki/sk%C5%82adnik>
<http://en.pons.eu/polish-english/sk%C5%82adnik>

Czech: storekeeper

<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sklad>
<http://www.eudict.com/?lang=czeeng&word=skladnik>

If you are looking for Skladnik as a family name,
the Czech meaning would make more sense.

And all that in 5 minutes of googling ....

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Translation of "skladnik" please Yiddish #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Neil wrote on 04 apr 2013 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

Re: Translation of "skladnik" please Yiddish
I will be grateful for any translation received.
Polish: component, constituent, element.

<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sk%C5%82adnik>
<http://pl.wiktionary.org/wiki/sk%C5%82adnik>
<http://en.pons.eu/polish-english/sk%C5%82adnik>

Czech: storekeeper

<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sklad>
<http://www.eudict.com/?lang=czeeng&word=skladnik>

If you are looking for Skladnik as a family name,
the Czech meaning would make more sense.

And all that in 5 minutes of googling ....

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


Prague indices #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I haven't had enough time to really digest all of the Prague resources
that became available on http://www.badatelna.cz/fond/1073/ last month.
But I did recently use the index for what appear to be copies of the
birth registers. #2483 Praha N 1784-1822 (i) starting at page 419/613.

It is remarkably easy to go through the index, year by year, and pick
out the children with any particular surname, listed usually also with
the father's name. You can then try to find the actual record in the
rest of the book, or in the original registers #2482 et seq. A later
index is at # 2488 Praha N 1823-1843 (i) starting at page 113/466.

These indices are relatively clear and easier to read. It would be
great to get a complete digital index and make it available on
JewishGen. (NB -- Funding for making the Czech registers available came
via JewishGen.) In the meantime, I and many others are building out the
Prague Jewish tree on Geni. See the project at
http://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-from-Prague/7995

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Prague indices #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I haven't had enough time to really digest all of the Prague resources
that became available on http://www.badatelna.cz/fond/1073/ last month.
But I did recently use the index for what appear to be copies of the
birth registers. #2483 Praha N 1784-1822 (i) starting at page 419/613.

It is remarkably easy to go through the index, year by year, and pick
out the children with any particular surname, listed usually also with
the father's name. You can then try to find the actual record in the
rest of the book, or in the original registers #2482 et seq. A later
index is at # 2488 Praha N 1823-1843 (i) starting at page 113/466.

These indices are relatively clear and easier to read. It would be
great to get a complete digital index and make it available on
JewishGen. (NB -- Funding for making the Czech registers available came
via JewishGen.) In the meantime, I and many others are building out the
Prague Jewish tree on Geni. See the project at
http://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-from-Prague/7995

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Anyone up for a challenge to find a 1909 US immigration record for me? #general

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi - I've hit a brick wall. I've searched in every possible way to find
the immigration record for a Morris Popkin, born in 1889, who claims in
every census, that he arrived in 1909. He came >from Russia, although
I'm not exactly sure >from where (I think Lida, but possibly Vilna).
That's one of the main pieces of information that I'm looking for.
Also, I want to see what contact person he had in America.

His Hebrew name was Moses. I've tried variants of that name without
luck either. I've managed to find every other Popkin relative
immigration record, but not his. Often, the surname is listed as Pupko,
or some variant of that or Popkin. Morris claims in the 1930 census to
have been naturalized, but there is no record of it in the New Jersey
archives, where he lived in the late 1920s. In the early 1920s he lived
in Wilson, NC. The national archives don't have Wilson court records
that cover that time period. I called the NC state archives, and they
didn't have any records either.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've taken everybody's
suggestions, and spent many hours using those suggestions, without any
luck. So I'm looking for someone who can actually find the record for
me! :) Thanks.

Mark London
Natick, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anyone up for a challenge to find a 1909 US immigration record for me? #general

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi - I've hit a brick wall. I've searched in every possible way to find
the immigration record for a Morris Popkin, born in 1889, who claims in
every census, that he arrived in 1909. He came >from Russia, although
I'm not exactly sure >from where (I think Lida, but possibly Vilna).
That's one of the main pieces of information that I'm looking for.
Also, I want to see what contact person he had in America.

His Hebrew name was Moses. I've tried variants of that name without
luck either. I've managed to find every other Popkin relative
immigration record, but not his. Often, the surname is listed as Pupko,
or some variant of that or Popkin. Morris claims in the 1930 census to
have been naturalized, but there is no record of it in the New Jersey
archives, where he lived in the late 1920s. In the early 1920s he lived
in Wilson, NC. The national archives don't have Wilson court records
that cover that time period. I called the NC state archives, and they
didn't have any records either.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've taken everybody's
suggestions, and spent many hours using those suggestions, without any
luck. So I'm looking for someone who can actually find the record for
me! :) Thanks.

Mark London
Natick, MA


Looking for Descendants of PERLMUTTERs from Novograd-Volynskyy #general

maureen perlmutter <m.perlmutter@...>
 

Our grandfather was David PERLMUTTER, born circa 1873, home town
Novograd-Volynskyy (called "Zvil" in Yiddish), married to Miriam
PRUSSMAN, arrived at Ellis Island in June of 1911 and left shortly
thereafter for Winnipeg, Canada. He had one brother, Moische, in
New York, who in 1911 was at 180 Madison Avenue. He had another
brother (first name unknown) in Montreal, who died in the early
1950s, had no children, and left some of his estate, at least, to
his Winnipeg nieces and nephews. We've heard that our grandfather
had around a dozen other siblings, as well: do we have relatives
out there?
M Perlmutter and Cousins, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Descendants of PERLMUTTERs from Novograd-Volynskyy #general

maureen perlmutter <m.perlmutter@...>
 

Our grandfather was David PERLMUTTER, born circa 1873, home town
Novograd-Volynskyy (called "Zvil" in Yiddish), married to Miriam
PRUSSMAN, arrived at Ellis Island in June of 1911 and left shortly
thereafter for Winnipeg, Canada. He had one brother, Moische, in
New York, who in 1911 was at 180 Madison Avenue. He had another
brother (first name unknown) in Montreal, who died in the early
1950s, had no children, and left some of his estate, at least, to
his Winnipeg nieces and nephews. We've heard that our grandfather
had around a dozen other siblings, as well: do we have relatives
out there?
M Perlmutter and Cousins, Canada


Re: Looking for Toronto obituary #general

tom
 

Most Jewish burials in Toronto are handled by Steeles Memorial
Chapel, <http://www.steelesmemorial.org/>, Benjamin's,
<http://www.benjamins.ca/>, or Hebrew Basic Burial
<http://hebrewbasicburial.ca/>.

They have listings of funerals on their respective websites, as well
as contact information, if you're looking for information that is not
within the range that they keep online.

........ tom klein, toronto

"IsraelP" <IsraelP@pikholz.org> wrote:

Is there someone in Toronto Canada - even better, Richmond Hill - who can
help me with two obituaries. One is >from a year ago and the grave appears
in JOWBR. The other is >from this week.

I cannot get anything online.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for Toronto obituary #general

tom
 

Most Jewish burials in Toronto are handled by Steeles Memorial
Chapel, <http://www.steelesmemorial.org/>, Benjamin's,
<http://www.benjamins.ca/>, or Hebrew Basic Burial
<http://hebrewbasicburial.ca/>.

They have listings of funerals on their respective websites, as well
as contact information, if you're looking for information that is not
within the range that they keep online.

........ tom klein, toronto

"IsraelP" <IsraelP@pikholz.org> wrote:

Is there someone in Toronto Canada - even better, Richmond Hill - who can
help me with two obituaries. One is >from a year ago and the grave appears
in JOWBR. The other is >from this week.

I cannot get anything online.

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