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Jewish boxer Cohen #general

Phil Brown <Phil_Brown@...>
 

In answer to the recent question about a Jewish boxer >from
England, here's what I found:
Cockney Cohen fought four bouts with ex-world bantamweight
champion Pedlar Palmer, probably 1920s or 1930s. That is all
that is in Ken Blady's book The Jewish Boxers Hall of Fame.
Check regular boxing histories based on
this.

Phil Brown
Professor of Sociology
Brown University
Providence RI 02912


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish boxer Cohen #general

Phil Brown <Phil_Brown@...>
 

In answer to the recent question about a Jewish boxer >from
England, here's what I found:
Cockney Cohen fought four bouts with ex-world bantamweight
champion Pedlar Palmer, probably 1920s or 1930s. That is all
that is in Ken Blady's book The Jewish Boxers Hall of Fame.
Check regular boxing histories based on
this.

Phil Brown
Professor of Sociology
Brown University
Providence RI 02912


Worthwhile to send for SS-5 Social Security application? #general

SBWeiner@...
 

Is this a long shot?

I searched the Social Security Death Index and found 1 William Weiner who was
born in 1887 and whose Soc. Sec. card was issued in New York State. Is this a
long shot that'll be my William Weiner? All I know >from the census is that
William was 33 in 1920 when he lived in NYC.

Since I have this William's Soc. Sec. # >from the Index, it would only cost me
$7 to get the application. On the other hand, I suppose there might have been
many William Weiners born in 1887 applying for Social Security >from New York
State. Is that right?

Susan Weiner
Boston


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Worthwhile to send for SS-5 Social Security application? #general

SBWeiner@...
 

Is this a long shot?

I searched the Social Security Death Index and found 1 William Weiner who was
born in 1887 and whose Soc. Sec. card was issued in New York State. Is this a
long shot that'll be my William Weiner? All I know >from the census is that
William was 33 in 1920 when he lived in NYC.

Since I have this William's Soc. Sec. # >from the Index, it would only cost me
$7 to get the application. On the other hand, I suppose there might have been
many William Weiners born in 1887 applying for Social Security >from New York
State. Is that right?

Susan Weiner
Boston


Recommended Books #belarus

Larry Goldblatt <goldblat@...>
 

dear fellow belarus sig digest subscribers,

viewed "the ratsmen" or "memoirs of a river" the other
night recommended originally here by don mopsick. found it very
moving.
it was also helpful in learning more about what life was like for jews in
the 188-90's to have pictures to go with the stories.

have been reading "poland between the wars" by celia heller, 1977. i
recommend it. it describes the political, religious, economic and social
situation and how the very religious, the zionists and the
assimilationists coped.

sincerely,

larry s. goldblatt,m.d.
new york city
goldblat@primenet.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Recommended Books #belarus

Larry Goldblatt <goldblat@...>
 

dear fellow belarus sig digest subscribers,

viewed "the ratsmen" or "memoirs of a river" the other
night recommended originally here by don mopsick. found it very
moving.
it was also helpful in learning more about what life was like for jews in
the 188-90's to have pictures to go with the stories.

have been reading "poland between the wars" by celia heller, 1977. i
recommend it. it describes the political, religious, economic and social
situation and how the very religious, the zionists and the
assimilationists coped.

sincerely,

larry s. goldblatt,m.d.
new york city
goldblat@primenet.com


Burial List--Code Letters #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Last May, I collected names >from a database of burial, at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/indexold.htm

I found these names:

Cemach Talman (date: 1911; p: Natan Neta; l: 22155)
Natan Neta Talman (date: none; l: 01102)
Rachel Talman (date: 1909; p: Cwi; s: Josef; l: 33168)
Stanislaw Talman (date: 1938; l: 09007)
Szajndel Talman (date: 1916; p: Iszaiahu; s: Abram Salomon; l: A12191)

Does anyone know what these codes mean (p, s, and l)?

Thanks

Dan Kazez

researching:

Ashkenazic--OBERMAN, TALMAN, LISS, ENGLANDER, KEIFER
Sephardic--KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, FRESKO

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Daniel Kazez, Associate Professor of Music
Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio 45501-0720 USA

kazez@wittenberg.edu
http://www.cello.org/cnc/kazez.htm http://www.cello.org/cnc/jewish.htm

tel: 937-327-7354 fax: 937-327-6340


Happy New Year to our friends in JRI-PL! #poland

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Happy New Year to our friends in JRI-PL!

from the Board of Directors of JewishGen, our volunteers worldwide we
want to wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

We also want to extend our deep appreciation to all of you who have
supported JewishGen throughout the year with your time, your
creativity, your sharing of information and your financial support.

As we move closer and closer to the new millenium... JewishGen is
being driven by its mission and its commitment to the Jewish
community.. of "preserving our history for future generations".

To this end, JewishGen is launching a series of new projects in 1999,
including JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers, providing an opportunity for all
of us to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and to document and
preserve information pertaining to our ancestral shtetls. We are very
pleased and proud of the team we are assembling, a professional team
of guides and researchers in every major country in Eastern Europe, as
well as a dynamic team of JewishGen volunteers who will be serving as
Group Leaders, assisting participants in their planning and research
prior to departure and who will be available on-site as JewishGen's
hosts. We are finalizing pricing as we speak... and will have further
details available within the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

If you have not visited the online ShtetlSchleppers site, please do...
and if you have an interest in participating be sure to complete the
form at the very end and get it back to us ASAP. Groups are being
formed and space is limited. >from the home page
http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down andn click on the
ShtetlSchleppers banner, or go directly to
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/


ShtetlSchleppers will provide a unique opportunity to travel on
genealogical tours, visiting the
ancestral villages of our families, culminating in an activity no
other tour offers. Using the latest technology, JewishGen plans to
transfer all documents and information gathered into a single central
electronic storage, management and retrieval system which will be
accessible through the JewishGen web site. (http://www.jewishgen.org)

This is the single element that sets ShtetlSchleppers apart >from all
other tours. Our goal is to insure that Jewish lives, both past and
present, woven into the fabric of social and cultural history, rise
again >from the ashes of the destroyed communities you will be visiting
with JewishGen.

As this new year progresses and we "march" ever so quickly into the
new millenium, there will be no doubt about the role each of us will
have in combining our personal research with the preservation of our
history. It is going to take a concerted effort on all of our parts to
begin the "march", cooperatively and collectively, so together we will
greet the year 2000 with, as one JewishGen'r and survivor recently
wrote, "the most meaningful ex post facto forms of resistance to the
Nazi undertaking in the last twenty years."

To our family and friends around the world... we extend our best
wishes in welcoming in the New Year!

Susan


JRI Poland #Poland Burial List--Code Letters #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Last May, I collected names >from a database of burial, at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/indexold.htm

I found these names:

Cemach Talman (date: 1911; p: Natan Neta; l: 22155)
Natan Neta Talman (date: none; l: 01102)
Rachel Talman (date: 1909; p: Cwi; s: Josef; l: 33168)
Stanislaw Talman (date: 1938; l: 09007)
Szajndel Talman (date: 1916; p: Iszaiahu; s: Abram Salomon; l: A12191)

Does anyone know what these codes mean (p, s, and l)?

Thanks

Dan Kazez

researching:

Ashkenazic--OBERMAN, TALMAN, LISS, ENGLANDER, KEIFER
Sephardic--KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, FRESKO

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Daniel Kazez, Associate Professor of Music
Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio 45501-0720 USA

kazez@wittenberg.edu
http://www.cello.org/cnc/kazez.htm http://www.cello.org/cnc/jewish.htm

tel: 937-327-7354 fax: 937-327-6340


JRI Poland #Poland Happy New Year to our friends in JRI-PL! #poland

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Happy New Year to our friends in JRI-PL!

from the Board of Directors of JewishGen, our volunteers worldwide we
want to wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

We also want to extend our deep appreciation to all of you who have
supported JewishGen throughout the year with your time, your
creativity, your sharing of information and your financial support.

As we move closer and closer to the new millenium... JewishGen is
being driven by its mission and its commitment to the Jewish
community.. of "preserving our history for future generations".

To this end, JewishGen is launching a series of new projects in 1999,
including JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers, providing an opportunity for all
of us to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and to document and
preserve information pertaining to our ancestral shtetls. We are very
pleased and proud of the team we are assembling, a professional team
of guides and researchers in every major country in Eastern Europe, as
well as a dynamic team of JewishGen volunteers who will be serving as
Group Leaders, assisting participants in their planning and research
prior to departure and who will be available on-site as JewishGen's
hosts. We are finalizing pricing as we speak... and will have further
details available within the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

If you have not visited the online ShtetlSchleppers site, please do...
and if you have an interest in participating be sure to complete the
form at the very end and get it back to us ASAP. Groups are being
formed and space is limited. >from the home page
http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down andn click on the
ShtetlSchleppers banner, or go directly to
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/


ShtetlSchleppers will provide a unique opportunity to travel on
genealogical tours, visiting the
ancestral villages of our families, culminating in an activity no
other tour offers. Using the latest technology, JewishGen plans to
transfer all documents and information gathered into a single central
electronic storage, management and retrieval system which will be
accessible through the JewishGen web site. (http://www.jewishgen.org)

This is the single element that sets ShtetlSchleppers apart >from all
other tours. Our goal is to insure that Jewish lives, both past and
present, woven into the fabric of social and cultural history, rise
again >from the ashes of the destroyed communities you will be visiting
with JewishGen.

As this new year progresses and we "march" ever so quickly into the
new millenium, there will be no doubt about the role each of us will
have in combining our personal research with the preservation of our
history. It is going to take a concerted effort on all of our parts to
begin the "march", cooperatively and collectively, so together we will
greet the year 2000 with, as one JewishGen'r and survivor recently
wrote, "the most meaningful ex post facto forms of resistance to the
Nazi undertaking in the last twenty years."

To our family and friends around the world... we extend our best
wishes in welcoming in the New Year!

Susan


Posen records in German #general

peter cullman <aurifex@...>
 

"Howard Pelteson" <howardp@magicnet.net> asked:

Records I have located >from LDS for Posen (now Posnan) have been in
Hebrew
and mostly illegible.
Has anyone located records >from this area in German 1740- 1890's?
****************

Since 1874 all <civil> records in Posen, and in all of the new German
empire, for that matter, were written in German only.

====================
Peter Simonstein Cullman
Toronto, CANADA
Aurifex@iName.com
====================


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Posen records in German #general

peter cullman <aurifex@...>
 

"Howard Pelteson" <howardp@magicnet.net> asked:

Records I have located >from LDS for Posen (now Posnan) have been in
Hebrew
and mostly illegible.
Has anyone located records >from this area in German 1740- 1890's?
****************

Since 1874 all <civil> records in Posen, and in all of the new German
empire, for that matter, were written in German only.

====================
Peter Simonstein Cullman
Toronto, CANADA
Aurifex@iName.com
====================


Re: Which town is Sebezh (Sebesh) #general

Franz Fankhauser <F.Fankhauser@...>
 

in "Meyers Hand-Atlas", Leipzig/Wien 1900 I find an entry for
Sebesh, a small town about 400 km SSW of St. Petersburg, or about
200km NE of Wilna, but I do not find Sebezh. If you like to hav a
scan, please mail to

F.Fankhauser@fpe.ch
Regards
Franz Fankhauser
Searching
WOLF/SPITZER EISENSTADT
BRILIN FULDA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Which town is Sebezh (Sebesh) #general

Franz Fankhauser <F.Fankhauser@...>
 

in "Meyers Hand-Atlas", Leipzig/Wien 1900 I find an entry for
Sebesh, a small town about 400 km SSW of St. Petersburg, or about
200km NE of Wilna, but I do not find Sebezh. If you like to hav a
scan, please mail to

F.Fankhauser@fpe.ch
Regards
Franz Fankhauser
Searching
WOLF/SPITZER EISENSTADT
BRILIN FULDA


Happy New Year to our friends in the Belarus SIG! #belarus

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Happy New Year to our friends in the Belarus SIG!

from the Board of Directors of JewishGen, our volunteers worldwide we
want to wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

We also want to extend our deep appreciation to all of you who have
supported JewishGen throughout the year with your time, your
creativity, your sharing of information and your financial support.

As we move closer and closer to the new millenium... JewishGen is
being driven by its mission and its commitment to the Jewish
community.. of "preserving our history for future generations".

To this end, JewishGen is launching a series of new projects in 1999,
including JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers, providing an opportunity for all
of us to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and to document and
preserve information pertaining to our ancestral shtetls. We are very
pleased and proud of the team we are assembling, a professional team
of guides and researchers in every major country in Eastern Europe, as
well as a dynamic team of JewishGen volunteers who will be serving as
Group Leaders, assisting participants in their planning and research
prior to departure and who will be available on-site as JewishGen's
hosts. We are finalizing pricing as we speak... and will have further
details available within the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

If you have not visited the online ShtetlSchleppers site, please do...
and if you have an interest in participating be sure to complete the
form at the very end and get it back to us ASAP. Groups are being
formed and space is limited. >from the home page
http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down andn click on the
ShtetlSchleppers banner, or go directly to
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/


ShtetlSchleppers will provide a unique opportunity to travel on
genealogical tours, visiting the
ancestral villages of our families, culminating in an activity no
other tour offers. Using the latest technology, JewishGen plans to
transfer all documents and information gathered into a single central
electronic storage, management and retrieval system which will be
accessible through the JewishGen web site. (http://www.jewishgen.org)

This is the single element that sets ShtetlSchleppers apart >from all
other tours. Our goal is to insure that Jewish lives, both past and
present, woven into the fabric of social and cultural history, rise
again >from the ashes of the destroyed communities you will be visiting
with JewishGen.

As this new year progresses and we "march" ever so quickly into the
new millenium, there will be no doubt about the role each of us will
have in combining our personal research with the preservation of our
history. It is going to take a concerted effort on all of our parts to
begin the "march", cooperatively and collectively, so together we will
greet the year 2000 with, as one JewishGen'r and survivor recently
wrote, "the most meaningful ex post facto forms of resistance to the
Nazi undertaking in the last twenty years."

To our family and friends around the world... we extend our best
wishes in welcoming in the New Year!

Susan


David BERGER, 1972 Munich Olympics #general

Seflaum@...
 

I am seeking any information about David Berger, the Israeli weightlifting
champion, who was killed in the 1972 Munich Olympics, or about his family. He
was born in the US in 1944 and won the national youth middleweight
weightlifting championship in the US. After immigrating to Israel, he joined
Maccabi Tel Aviv and won the Israeli national middle heavyweight
championships. He won a silver medal at the Asian Games in Manilla. A memorial
to all the Israeli athletes who were killed in Munich is located at:

http://www.algonet.se/~hatikva/munich/english.html

Thanks in advance for any information.
Happy New Year,
Shirley Flaum
Houston, Texas


Belarus SIG #Belarus Happy New Year to our friends in the Belarus SIG! #belarus

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Happy New Year to our friends in the Belarus SIG!

from the Board of Directors of JewishGen, our volunteers worldwide we
want to wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

We also want to extend our deep appreciation to all of you who have
supported JewishGen throughout the year with your time, your
creativity, your sharing of information and your financial support.

As we move closer and closer to the new millenium... JewishGen is
being driven by its mission and its commitment to the Jewish
community.. of "preserving our history for future generations".

To this end, JewishGen is launching a series of new projects in 1999,
including JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers, providing an opportunity for all
of us to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and to document and
preserve information pertaining to our ancestral shtetls. We are very
pleased and proud of the team we are assembling, a professional team
of guides and researchers in every major country in Eastern Europe, as
well as a dynamic team of JewishGen volunteers who will be serving as
Group Leaders, assisting participants in their planning and research
prior to departure and who will be available on-site as JewishGen's
hosts. We are finalizing pricing as we speak... and will have further
details available within the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

If you have not visited the online ShtetlSchleppers site, please do...
and if you have an interest in participating be sure to complete the
form at the very end and get it back to us ASAP. Groups are being
formed and space is limited. >from the home page
http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down andn click on the
ShtetlSchleppers banner, or go directly to
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/


ShtetlSchleppers will provide a unique opportunity to travel on
genealogical tours, visiting the
ancestral villages of our families, culminating in an activity no
other tour offers. Using the latest technology, JewishGen plans to
transfer all documents and information gathered into a single central
electronic storage, management and retrieval system which will be
accessible through the JewishGen web site. (http://www.jewishgen.org)

This is the single element that sets ShtetlSchleppers apart >from all
other tours. Our goal is to insure that Jewish lives, both past and
present, woven into the fabric of social and cultural history, rise
again >from the ashes of the destroyed communities you will be visiting
with JewishGen.

As this new year progresses and we "march" ever so quickly into the
new millenium, there will be no doubt about the role each of us will
have in combining our personal research with the preservation of our
history. It is going to take a concerted effort on all of our parts to
begin the "march", cooperatively and collectively, so together we will
greet the year 2000 with, as one JewishGen'r and survivor recently
wrote, "the most meaningful ex post facto forms of resistance to the
Nazi undertaking in the last twenty years."

To our family and friends around the world... we extend our best
wishes in welcoming in the New Year!

Susan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen David BERGER, 1972 Munich Olympics #general

Seflaum@...
 

I am seeking any information about David Berger, the Israeli weightlifting
champion, who was killed in the 1972 Munich Olympics, or about his family. He
was born in the US in 1944 and won the national youth middleweight
weightlifting championship in the US. After immigrating to Israel, he joined
Maccabi Tel Aviv and won the Israeli national middle heavyweight
championships. He won a silver medal at the Asian Games in Manilla. A memorial
to all the Israeli athletes who were killed in Munich is located at:

http://www.algonet.se/~hatikva/munich/english.html

Thanks in advance for any information.
Happy New Year,
Shirley Flaum
Houston, Texas


likely port of entry for Iowa? #general

lindaschu <lindaschu@...>
 

My ggm Feygie Reva WACHMAN (nee KRAMER) emigrated >from Laizuva, Lithuania,
to Pella, Iowa, to join her sister there. I have checked census and city
directories but never found any trace of Jewish families in Pella c. 1900.
What would have been the likely port of entry for Iowa? They then moved to
Montreal.

TIA. Linda Workman Schulein, California.
lindaschu@msn.com
Searching: GOLDMAN, SPILLMAN, STEBERMAN--Bessarabia to England;APT, ROTH,
SCHULEIN, GOLDSCHMIDT, UHLFELDER, UFFENHEIMER, FEUCHTWANGER --Germany;
SOSKIN, SCHANKEN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen likely port of entry for Iowa? #general

lindaschu <lindaschu@...>
 

My ggm Feygie Reva WACHMAN (nee KRAMER) emigrated >from Laizuva, Lithuania,
to Pella, Iowa, to join her sister there. I have checked census and city
directories but never found any trace of Jewish families in Pella c. 1900.
What would have been the likely port of entry for Iowa? They then moved to
Montreal.

TIA. Linda Workman Schulein, California.
lindaschu@msn.com
Searching: GOLDMAN, SPILLMAN, STEBERMAN--Bessarabia to England;APT, ROTH,
SCHULEIN, GOLDSCHMIDT, UHLFELDER, UFFENHEIMER, FEUCHTWANGER --Germany;
SOSKIN, SCHANKEN