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JAGER, HOROWITZ, LACHER, FELDMAN, EHRENKRANTZ, from Tarnopol; Also TEICHMAN #general

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hi genners.

Following a mistaken piece of information, I just fleshed out a huge
branch of a family tree that I don't think is actually connected to mine.

Jacob Ber Jager and Feige Horowitz (daughter of Israel and Beile) of
Tarnopol had 4 children who lived to adulthood: Israel/Asriel (married
to Minnie FELDMAN, has 8 children; they end up in NY -- their daughter
Jennie marries Benjamin TEICHMAN ), Chaim Wolf (who becomes Hyman in the
US, married to Katie Fingerhut -- his twin Samuel Lieb dies as a child;
they have 5 or 6 kids) Scheinde/Jeannette marries Jacob LACHER and ends
up in Queens, NY with 3 children, and Mendel (married to Beile
EHRENKRANTZ, this family may have stayed in Tarnopol.)

If anyone needs this info, please let me know. I found a lot of
documents on JRI Poland and ancestry and am happy to pass them on.
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JAGER, HOROWITZ, LACHER, FELDMAN, EHRENKRANTZ, from Tarnopol; Also TEICHMAN #general

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hi genners.

Following a mistaken piece of information, I just fleshed out a huge
branch of a family tree that I don't think is actually connected to mine.

Jacob Ber Jager and Feige Horowitz (daughter of Israel and Beile) of
Tarnopol had 4 children who lived to adulthood: Israel/Asriel (married
to Minnie FELDMAN, has 8 children; they end up in NY -- their daughter
Jennie marries Benjamin TEICHMAN ), Chaim Wolf (who becomes Hyman in the
US, married to Katie Fingerhut -- his twin Samuel Lieb dies as a child;
they have 5 or 6 kids) Scheinde/Jeannette marries Jacob LACHER and ends
up in Queens, NY with 3 children, and Mendel (married to Beile
EHRENKRANTZ, this family may have stayed in Tarnopol.)

If anyone needs this info, please let me know. I found a lot of
documents on JRI Poland and ancestry and am happy to pass them on.
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD


ViewMate translation request - German script #general

R Jaffer
 

I've posted a family record in German for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM45640
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,

Roberta Jaffer
Massachusetts


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - German script #general

R Jaffer
 

I've posted a family record in German for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM45640
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,

Roberta Jaffer
Massachusetts


Possible Mistake? National Jewish Welfare Board #general

Michael Miller <michael@...>
 

Dear JewishGen,

I am the grandson of Albert W. Bell and Marie Rose Bell of Jamaica, NY. Albert &
Rose passed away in the 60's. They were devout Catholics, and one of their
children, Albert W. Bell, Jr. was killed in France in 1945 at age 23 in WW II.

For some reason, I found a National Jewish Welfare Board card that identifies
Albert W. Bell, Jr. as a Jewish solider. I'm certain that the card is his,
because his wife's name and address are correct. I'm wondering if there were
mistakes made with some of these cards, or is it possible that my family history
might've had a Jewish line in it that I'm unaware of?

Albert W. Bell was born on July 14, 1921 at home on Olmstead Rd in Bronx, NY, and
he was baptized on July 31, 1921 at the Church of the Holy Family in Bronx, NY.

Thanks so much for any help you can offer...

Michael Miller


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Possible Mistake? National Jewish Welfare Board #general

Michael Miller <michael@...>
 

Dear JewishGen,

I am the grandson of Albert W. Bell and Marie Rose Bell of Jamaica, NY. Albert &
Rose passed away in the 60's. They were devout Catholics, and one of their
children, Albert W. Bell, Jr. was killed in France in 1945 at age 23 in WW II.

For some reason, I found a National Jewish Welfare Board card that identifies
Albert W. Bell, Jr. as a Jewish solider. I'm certain that the card is his,
because his wife's name and address are correct. I'm wondering if there were
mistakes made with some of these cards, or is it possible that my family history
might've had a Jewish line in it that I'm unaware of?

Albert W. Bell was born on July 14, 1921 at home on Olmstead Rd in Bronx, NY, and
he was baptized on July 31, 1921 at the Church of the Holy Family in Bronx, NY.

Thanks so much for any help you can offer...

Michael Miller


LONSTEIN - Ellis Island arrival May, 1901 #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

For a few years I've periodically tried to find the ship's manifest that includes
my great-grandfather's arrival to Ellis Island, mostly to determine his last
residence before emigration and who he met upon arrival in the States. His name
was Sam/Schmuel LONSTEIN (born 1873 in Dvinsk, Latvia and died 1964 in Ellenville,
New York) and his naturalization petition and declaration both state he arrived in
New York City in May, 1901 on the SS Pretoria. I found there was a voyage of the
Pretoria that did arrive on May 19, 1901 and used the Morse site to search all NY
passengers arriving in May, 1901. Neither his name nor a similar name appears in
that long list, and none of likely distorted name transcriptions are even a match
(I looked more closely at a few and none seem to be it). Any suggestions >from the
many JG sleuths? I've found his wife Dalie Itte and their daughter arriving on the
SS Catania in August that same year, but can't find his earlier arrival.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, Michigan, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LONSTEIN - Ellis Island arrival May, 1901 #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

For a few years I've periodically tried to find the ship's manifest that includes
my great-grandfather's arrival to Ellis Island, mostly to determine his last
residence before emigration and who he met upon arrival in the States. His name
was Sam/Schmuel LONSTEIN (born 1873 in Dvinsk, Latvia and died 1964 in Ellenville,
New York) and his naturalization petition and declaration both state he arrived in
New York City in May, 1901 on the SS Pretoria. I found there was a voyage of the
Pretoria that did arrive on May 19, 1901 and used the Morse site to search all NY
passengers arriving in May, 1901. Neither his name nor a similar name appears in
that long list, and none of likely distorted name transcriptions are even a match
(I looked more closely at a few and none seem to be it). Any suggestions >from the
many JG sleuths? I've found his wife Dalie Itte and their daughter arriving on the
SS Catania in August that same year, but can't find his earlier arrival.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, Michigan, USA


Do you recognize anyone? Viewmate #45593 #general

RENEEP8546@...
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted on Viewmate a newspaper image of a seder in Marrakech in 1944 for the
American soldiers posted there. My father, Milton Jacobs, is on the extreme left. He
was part of the 19th Weather Squadron stationed in Marrakech. If anyone recognizes
any other guest on the photo, I would love to know about it. The photo can be seen :
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM45593.

Thank you very much.
Cordially, Renee Payne


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Do you recognize anyone? Viewmate #45593 #general

RENEEP8546@...
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted on Viewmate a newspaper image of a seder in Marrakech in 1944 for the
American soldiers posted there. My father, Milton Jacobs, is on the extreme left. He
was part of the 19th Weather Squadron stationed in Marrakech. If anyone recognizes
any other guest on the photo, I would love to know about it. The photo can be seen :
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM45593.

Thank you very much.
Cordially, Renee Payne


Vilna Gubernia Records: 1876-1910 #general

Adam Cherson
 

Dear Fellow Researchers:

I am tracking my ancestry in the Vilna Gubernia in the late 19th Century. I
have located an entry in the All Lithuania Database
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/) that I would like to pursue but have
reached an impasse.

I ran a search on the All Lithuania Database for the name Benyaknoski in the
Vilna Gubernia and recieved 179 matches, each of which I have examined closely. The
entry of interest is on Page 548 of the 1876 All Lithuania Revision List: a
household in Lida consisting of Berko, son of Abram, and his son Shmuilo, age 21.
For various historical reasons and other entries in the ALD, which I won't go into
here, I believe that this Shmuilo is my great-grandfather. However, I am unable to
find any his records (nor for any of his relatives) after this one in 1876. So my
question is: do the sorts of records found in the All Lithuania Database exist for
the Vilna Gubernia for the years >from 1876 to around 1910? If so where are they and
how can I access them?

Thank you for your attention.

Adam Cherson
New York, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vilna Gubernia Records: 1876-1910 #general

Adam Cherson
 

Dear Fellow Researchers:

I am tracking my ancestry in the Vilna Gubernia in the late 19th Century. I
have located an entry in the All Lithuania Database
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/) that I would like to pursue but have
reached an impasse.

I ran a search on the All Lithuania Database for the name Benyaknoski in the
Vilna Gubernia and recieved 179 matches, each of which I have examined closely. The
entry of interest is on Page 548 of the 1876 All Lithuania Revision List: a
household in Lida consisting of Berko, son of Abram, and his son Shmuilo, age 21.
For various historical reasons and other entries in the ALD, which I won't go into
here, I believe that this Shmuilo is my great-grandfather. However, I am unable to
find any his records (nor for any of his relatives) after this one in 1876. So my
question is: do the sorts of records found in the All Lithuania Database exist for
the Vilna Gubernia for the years >from 1876 to around 1910? If so where are they and
how can I access them?

Thank you for your attention.

Adam Cherson
New York, NY


Re: NYC Jewish Temple (84 E 12th St.) Marriage Records? #general

Joy Kestenbaum
 

On February 21 James Castellan asked if and where a marriage record(hopefully
with the marriage parties' Hebrew names) might exist for a 17 July 1859 marriage
performed by Rabbi Samuel Adler of the Temple, 84 East 12th Street, New York City.

Samuel Adler was the rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, which at that time was located on
East 12th Street in a former church. (The building was demolished for a New York
University dormitory a few years ago, and only the central entrance tower was
preserved.) The congregation has not retained ketubot (as Shearith Israel has),
which would provide Hebrew names. Marriage certificates for New York County began
in 1866, although earlier marriage records (marriage registers) have survived,
They would be at the New York City Municipal Archives and also available on
microfilm through the Family History Library. See, List of Holdings: Birth, Death
and Marriage Records, Department of Records, Municipal Archives,
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/archives/holdings.shtml and
Register of New York City Marriage Records (Family History Library, March 2006)
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE65418&from=fhd&

Joy Kestenbaum
New York City
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Narewka/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Jewish Temple (84 E 12th St.) Marriage Records? #general

Joy Kestenbaum
 

On February 21 James Castellan asked if and where a marriage record(hopefully
with the marriage parties' Hebrew names) might exist for a 17 July 1859 marriage
performed by Rabbi Samuel Adler of the Temple, 84 East 12th Street, New York City.

Samuel Adler was the rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, which at that time was located on
East 12th Street in a former church. (The building was demolished for a New York
University dormitory a few years ago, and only the central entrance tower was
preserved.) The congregation has not retained ketubot (as Shearith Israel has),
which would provide Hebrew names. Marriage certificates for New York County began
in 1866, although earlier marriage records (marriage registers) have survived,
They would be at the New York City Municipal Archives and also available on
microfilm through the Family History Library. See, List of Holdings: Birth, Death
and Marriage Records, Department of Records, Municipal Archives,
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/archives/holdings.shtml and
Register of New York City Marriage Records (Family History Library, March 2006)
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE65418&from=fhd&

Joy Kestenbaum
New York City
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Narewka/


Looking for family of HARTSTEIN - HAIN #general

Robert Frankel <rfrankel@...>
 

I am looking for family of Avner HARTSTEIN who may have also used Arthur HAIN.
Traveled >from Palestine to NY in 1940-41.

Bob Frankel
Suffern, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for family of HARTSTEIN - HAIN #general

Robert Frankel <rfrankel@...>
 

I am looking for family of Avner HARTSTEIN who may have also used Arthur HAIN.
Traveled >from Palestine to NY in 1940-41.

Bob Frankel
Suffern, NY


Re: NEGER-WEISZ fm Budapest #hungary

Beth Long
 

In the Budapest marriage records (indexed by MACSE), there is the 1896 marriage of
Gerzson and his wife Czilli. There is also the marriage of daughter Sarolta to
Tibor Jankovics (1937) and Livia to Janos Konig (1926).

In "Counted Remnant" (list of surviving Jews of Budapest), there is a "Gusztav
Neger", who I think is Gerzson. He was born in the same year (1871).

Beth Long
Salt Lake City




________________________________
From: "Nina Isadora Talbot ninaitalbot@gmail.com" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: H-SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 7:34 AM
Subject: [h-sig] NEGER-WEISZ fm Budapest


Please post on H-sig:

I am looking for descendants of relatives in Budapest who were there >from 1891-?
The name of my great-uncle was Gerschon Neger >from Dynow, Poland who
emigrated to Budapest in 1891. He married Czili Weisz in 1896. Their
children were Lila (Feb. 28, 1897), Jan (Nov. 29, 1900), Elzbieta
(April 27, 1902) and Charlota (Oct. 11, 1903).

I have a document that I found at the Center for History of the Jewish
People (CHJP) in Israel in Polish and I had translated into English.

I do not know if Mr. Neger survived the Holocaust. I did not find him
or his family listed on the Yad Vashem Holocaust victim list, nor was
able to find any information on him or his family at the Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. I have searched through various
search engines without success.

Any information would be appreciated.
If anyone can recommend a researcher in Budapest, that would be much
appreciated.

Thank you,
Nina Talbot
ninaitalbot@gmail.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: NEGER-WEISZ fm Budapest #hungary

Beth Long
 

In the Budapest marriage records (indexed by MACSE), there is the 1896 marriage of
Gerzson and his wife Czilli. There is also the marriage of daughter Sarolta to
Tibor Jankovics (1937) and Livia to Janos Konig (1926).

In "Counted Remnant" (list of surviving Jews of Budapest), there is a "Gusztav
Neger", who I think is Gerzson. He was born in the same year (1871).

Beth Long
Salt Lake City




________________________________
From: "Nina Isadora Talbot ninaitalbot@gmail.com" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: H-SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 7:34 AM
Subject: [h-sig] NEGER-WEISZ fm Budapest


Please post on H-sig:

I am looking for descendants of relatives in Budapest who were there >from 1891-?
The name of my great-uncle was Gerschon Neger >from Dynow, Poland who
emigrated to Budapest in 1891. He married Czili Weisz in 1896. Their
children were Lila (Feb. 28, 1897), Jan (Nov. 29, 1900), Elzbieta
(April 27, 1902) and Charlota (Oct. 11, 1903).

I have a document that I found at the Center for History of the Jewish
People (CHJP) in Israel in Polish and I had translated into English.

I do not know if Mr. Neger survived the Holocaust. I did not find him
or his family listed on the Yad Vashem Holocaust victim list, nor was
able to find any information on him or his family at the Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. I have searched through various
search engines without success.

Any information would be appreciated.
If anyone can recommend a researcher in Budapest, that would be much
appreciated.

Thank you,
Nina Talbot
ninaitalbot@gmail.com


Re: ADLER, FRUCHTER, STERN #austria-czech

Vivian Kahn
 

I heard the same story >from one of my ADLER cousins and found out that =
the source is a book called Igeret Shlomo: Sefer Hayuchasin Lemishpachot =
Fruchter- Stern-Adler by Shlomo Fruchter, (Jerusalem 1960). Rabbi =
Shlomo Fruchter, who wrote the book, was a son of Rabbi Shmuel Fruchter =
of Sacel and served as the secretary of the community until the year =
5682/1922, when went to the US. He later=20
made aliyah and settled in Jerusalem where he died in around the year =
5725/1965.

According to the book, R. Avraham Adler of Borsa/Sighet, was the eldest =
of three brothers, including R. Mordechai Stern of Salistea de Sus, b.c. =
1760, and R. Shlomo Fruchter, of Viseu de Sus, b.c. 1762. Fruchter's =
book says that these three brothers travelled >from Tzortkov in the =
Ukraine to Nikolsburg in Moravia to their uncle R. Shmuel Shmulke =
Horowitz, b. 1726, a student in Lithuania of the Magid of Mezeritz, who =
lived 1754 Rytzywol NE of Radom, 1766 Sieniawa SW of Kiev, in 1772 and =
Nikolsburg, 1775, where he was appointed Chief R. of Moravia, d. 1778. =20=


In Moravia Jews were restricted >from the right of residence in Bohemia =
and Moravia except for Familianten who were all listed in these =
provinces of the Austrian Empire. The Familiant right of residence =
could pass >from father to the eldest son only by right of inheritance. =
Other siblings were forced to migrate elsewhere and most went to =
Hungary. That is how Hungary was populated in modern times. The three =
brothers, who came with their families, were told that they cannot =
settle in Moravia. The uncle gave them a new cart and a team of new =
horses and advised them to go back east, find the river Tissa and cross =
it into Transylvania. He said there you will find virgin territory, you =
will be able to settle there and prosper. The three nephews asked when =
will we know to stop? And the Rabbi said: God will give you a sign when =
the time will come!? The three brothers did as they were bid reaching =
probably Viseu de Sus. There a wheel on the cart broke. The two elder =
brothers took the horses and rode on to explore the territory R. =
Mordechai Stern probably liked the look of Salistea de Sus and the =
eldest reached as far as Borsa in the Capathian mountains. =20

R. Shlomo Fruchter concentrated on earning some money to pay for the =
repair of the broken wheel. No small matter in those days. When the =
two brothers returned the cart was still at the smithy because the =
families were by this time short of money to pay for the repair but, =
according to the story, R. Avraham Adler brought back a nugget of gold =
which he traded with a miner in Borsa. They traded the nugget and =
repaired the cart, and they decided that this indeed was the sign >from =
God. =20

Each of the families established themselves based on the discovery of =
gold among the veins of coal which was mined in Borsa. By 1790 Emperor =
Joseph II heard about their success when the brothers traded nuggets of =
gold through contacts of their uncle in Nikolsburg. He asked to visit =
Transylvania and by this time the only place where he could reside was =
the inn which the middle brother, R. Stern, had by then established in =
Salistea de Sus. During this visit the Emperor attempted to enforce his =
edict that Jews must adopt surnames and register their marriages, =
subject to a fee, before a son could inherit his fathers surname. =
According to the story, the Emperor named the eldest Adler because he =
soared like an eagle into the mountains, yhe second he named Stern =
because in Salistea de Sus the sky was full of Stars and he named the =
youngest Fruchter because he brought the provisions to the inn.

A fourth brother took the name R. Shmuel Shmulke Klein (i.e. the =
youngest or little one). He lived in Balkany, Hung., Chust, Salistea =
de Sus, b.c.1766 , d. 1865, and married Horowitz descendants.

A short time after leaving Sacel,Shlomo Fruchter also published Divrei =
Shlomo; precious explanations...on issues of the obligation of faith...=20=

Oberwischau 5687/1927, which has details on the life of the Jews of =
Maramures during the latter generation, and facts on the history of the =
Fruchter, Stern, and Adler families and their branches.

Although some of Fruchter's story sound like the stuff of legend. it is =
a fact that Emperor Joseph II did require Austro-Hungarian Jews to take =
surnames in 1787, at which time the three brothers would have been young =
men. They were born to Yosef STERN and Pessel HOROWITZ in Czortkow, =
Galicia (Czortkov, Ukr.). They were Avraham ADLER born abt 1740, =
Mordechai STERN born abt 1752, and=20
Shlomo FRUCHTER b. abt 1762. =20

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California


On Feb 20, 2016, at 11:04 PM, JewishGen Discussion Group digest =
<jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
=20
Subject: ADLER, FRUCHTER, STERN
From: IsraelP <IsraelP@pikholz.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 05:45:13 +0200
X-Message-Number: 8
=20
A couple of weeks ago while I was in the US, a fellow researcher told =
me that=20
"The Emperor" (she wasn't sure who, but I assume she meant =
Austro-Hungarian)=20
favored four Jewish brothers for their service and gave them the =
names ADLER,=20
FRUCHTER, STERN and another she couldn't recall and that everyone with =
these=20
names ever after are descendants of these four brothers.
=20
Has anyone heard this story and does anyone have sources?
=20
(My personal interest is my grandmother's grandmother Feige STERN >from =
Kalocsa.)
=20
Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: ADLER, FRUCHTER, STERN #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

I heard the same story >from one of my ADLER cousins and found out that =
the source is a book called Igeret Shlomo: Sefer Hayuchasin Lemishpachot =
Fruchter- Stern-Adler by Shlomo Fruchter, (Jerusalem 1960). Rabbi =
Shlomo Fruchter, who wrote the book, was a son of Rabbi Shmuel Fruchter =
of Sacel and served as the secretary of the community until the year =
5682/1922, when went to the US. He later=20
made aliyah and settled in Jerusalem where he died in around the year =
5725/1965.

According to the book, R. Avraham Adler of Borsa/Sighet, was the eldest =
of three brothers, including R. Mordechai Stern of Salistea de Sus, b.c. =
1760, and R. Shlomo Fruchter, of Viseu de Sus, b.c. 1762. Fruchter's =
book says that these three brothers travelled >from Tzortkov in the =
Ukraine to Nikolsburg in Moravia to their uncle R. Shmuel Shmulke =
Horowitz, b. 1726, a student in Lithuania of the Magid of Mezeritz, who =
lived 1754 Rytzywol NE of Radom, 1766 Sieniawa SW of Kiev, in 1772 and =
Nikolsburg, 1775, where he was appointed Chief R. of Moravia, d. 1778. =20=


In Moravia Jews were restricted >from the right of residence in Bohemia =
and Moravia except for Familianten who were all listed in these =
provinces of the Austrian Empire. The Familiant right of residence =
could pass >from father to the eldest son only by right of inheritance. =
Other siblings were forced to migrate elsewhere and most went to =
Hungary. That is how Hungary was populated in modern times. The three =
brothers, who came with their families, were told that they cannot =
settle in Moravia. The uncle gave them a new cart and a team of new =
horses and advised them to go back east, find the river Tissa and cross =
it into Transylvania. He said there you will find virgin territory, you =
will be able to settle there and prosper. The three nephews asked when =
will we know to stop? And the Rabbi said: God will give you a sign when =
the time will come!? The three brothers did as they were bid reaching =
probably Viseu de Sus. There a wheel on the cart broke. The two elder =
brothers took the horses and rode on to explore the territory R. =
Mordechai Stern probably liked the look of Salistea de Sus and the =
eldest reached as far as Borsa in the Capathian mountains. =20

R. Shlomo Fruchter concentrated on earning some money to pay for the =
repair of the broken wheel. No small matter in those days. When the =
two brothers returned the cart was still at the smithy because the =
families were by this time short of money to pay for the repair but, =
according to the story, R. Avraham Adler brought back a nugget of gold =
which he traded with a miner in Borsa. They traded the nugget and =
repaired the cart, and they decided that this indeed was the sign >from =
God. =20

Each of the families established themselves based on the discovery of =
gold among the veins of coal which was mined in Borsa. By 1790 Emperor =
Joseph II heard about their success when the brothers traded nuggets of =
gold through contacts of their uncle in Nikolsburg. He asked to visit =
Transylvania and by this time the only place where he could reside was =
the inn which the middle brother, R. Stern, had by then established in =
Salistea de Sus. During this visit the Emperor attempted to enforce his =
edict that Jews must adopt surnames and register their marriages, =
subject to a fee, before a son could inherit his fathers surname. =
According to the story, the Emperor named the eldest Adler because he =
soared like an eagle into the mountains, yhe second he named Stern =
because in Salistea de Sus the sky was full of Stars and he named the =
youngest Fruchter because he brought the provisions to the inn.

A fourth brother took the name R. Shmuel Shmulke Klein (i.e. the =
youngest or little one). He lived in Balkany, Hung., Chust, Salistea =
de Sus, b.c.1766 , d. 1865, and married Horowitz descendants.

A short time after leaving Sacel,Shlomo Fruchter also published Divrei =
Shlomo; precious explanations...on issues of the obligation of faith...=20=

Oberwischau 5687/1927, which has details on the life of the Jews of =
Maramures during the latter generation, and facts on the history of the =
Fruchter, Stern, and Adler families and their branches.

Although some of Fruchter's story sound like the stuff of legend. it is =
a fact that Emperor Joseph II did require Austro-Hungarian Jews to take =
surnames in 1787, at which time the three brothers would have been young =
men. They were born to Yosef STERN and Pessel HOROWITZ in Czortkow, =
Galicia (Czortkov, Ukr.). They were Avraham ADLER born abt 1740, =
Mordechai STERN born abt 1752, and=20
Shlomo FRUCHTER b. abt 1762. =20

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California


On Feb 20, 2016, at 11:04 PM, JewishGen Discussion Group digest =
<jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
=20
Subject: ADLER, FRUCHTER, STERN
From: IsraelP <IsraelP@pikholz.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 05:45:13 +0200
X-Message-Number: 8
=20
A couple of weeks ago while I was in the US, a fellow researcher told =
me that=20
"The Emperor" (she wasn't sure who, but I assume she meant =
Austro-Hungarian)=20
favored four Jewish brothers for their service and gave them the =
names ADLER,=20
FRUCHTER, STERN and another she couldn't recall and that everyone with =
these=20
names ever after are descendants of these four brothers.
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Has anyone heard this story and does anyone have sources?
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(My personal interest is my grandmother's grandmother Feige STERN >from =
Kalocsa.)
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Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem

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