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Wolf/William PFEFERCRANC/Lewis USA Poss. L.Angeles post 1908 #general

Jill Lewis
 

I am looking for any information on my great grandfather born Wolf
PFEFERCRANC in Warsaw 17th Dec 1856 (there are innumerable spellings
with and without the 'P'). Wolf left for London around 1884. I suspect
there may have been some travel to and fro' England and the USA but
can find no trace. I am reasonably confident that Wolf was in London in
1887 and 1891 with his son originally named Juda Leib who via the name
Levy became Leon (my grandfather born 1879).

By 1887 Wolf was probably using the surname LEWIS. I know that by 1893
he was divorced >from his wife who remained in England with Leon.

I know that Wolf was in Los Angeles in 1908. He may have been using William
rather than Wolf by 1913, (his son refers to him as such but this may not be
reliable). I know that he was involved in 'trade unionism' in the USA and
was thus probably a radical.

I know he survived to at least the late 1930's probably into the early
1940's. I can not find any records of Wolf in the USA; on immigration and
census records any likely record has always proved not to be relevant. In
particular there are records of a suitably aged Wolf in Illinois but various
details mean he is not 'my' Wolf.

I have exhausted every online source I can think of. I have come to suspect
that as a radical Wolf may have wanted a degree of anonymity. I think it
will take some form of luck through personal or local knowledge to find out
what happened to Wolf in the States. It would be wonderful if anyone can
help; when I started researching my family Wolf was the person who most
interested me and he has remained the most elusive.

Thank You
Jill Lewis
East Sussex England
www.54middleway.co.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wolf/William PFEFERCRANC/Lewis USA Poss. L.Angeles post 1908 #general

Jill Lewis
 

I am looking for any information on my great grandfather born Wolf
PFEFERCRANC in Warsaw 17th Dec 1856 (there are innumerable spellings
with and without the 'P'). Wolf left for London around 1884. I suspect
there may have been some travel to and fro' England and the USA but
can find no trace. I am reasonably confident that Wolf was in London in
1887 and 1891 with his son originally named Juda Leib who via the name
Levy became Leon (my grandfather born 1879).

By 1887 Wolf was probably using the surname LEWIS. I know that by 1893
he was divorced >from his wife who remained in England with Leon.

I know that Wolf was in Los Angeles in 1908. He may have been using William
rather than Wolf by 1913, (his son refers to him as such but this may not be
reliable). I know that he was involved in 'trade unionism' in the USA and
was thus probably a radical.

I know he survived to at least the late 1930's probably into the early
1940's. I can not find any records of Wolf in the USA; on immigration and
census records any likely record has always proved not to be relevant. In
particular there are records of a suitably aged Wolf in Illinois but various
details mean he is not 'my' Wolf.

I have exhausted every online source I can think of. I have come to suspect
that as a radical Wolf may have wanted a degree of anonymity. I think it
will take some form of luck through personal or local knowledge to find out
what happened to Wolf in the States. It would be wonderful if anyone can
help; when I started researching my family Wolf was the person who most
interested me and he has remained the most elusive.

Thank You
Jill Lewis
East Sussex England
www.54middleway.co.uk


Re: Finding birth parents of a child adopted in 1958 from Germany - Resource note #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

In the JewishGen Discussion Group (JGDG), a message asked
for help finding the birth parents of someone who was adopted as a young child
by a US Army officer in 1958 post-war Germany.

In the JGDG Digest on September 9th, the following resources were
suggested for seeking adoption information in Germany. Quoting URLs:

<https://adoptiondatabase.quickbase.com/db/7c2gsmqv?a=3Dq&qid=3D298>

<http://www.adopteeconnect.com/p/a/1082/aq/r/10/10>

<http://boards.ancestry.com/topics.adoption.germany.general/mb.ashx>

<http://www.gsadoptionregistry.com/germanywestgermany.html>

"Or perhaps ask the pertinent local authorities
if they have information of that period:

Fachdienst Adoption im Landratsamt Ludwigsburg
Hindenburgstrasse 40, 71638 Ludwigsburg

<http://www.landkreis-ludwigsburg.de/deutsch/buerger-info/kinder-jugendlich=
e/adoption/?0=> [MOD.NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/zRL81H ]

adoption(at)landkreis-ludwigsburg.de [end quotation of source URLs]

GerSIG Moderator


German SIG #Germany Re: Finding birth parents of a child adopted in 1958 from Germany - Resource note #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

In the JewishGen Discussion Group (JGDG), a message asked
for help finding the birth parents of someone who was adopted as a young child
by a US Army officer in 1958 post-war Germany.

In the JGDG Digest on September 9th, the following resources were
suggested for seeking adoption information in Germany. Quoting URLs:

<https://adoptiondatabase.quickbase.com/db/7c2gsmqv?a=3Dq&qid=3D298>

<http://www.adopteeconnect.com/p/a/1082/aq/r/10/10>

<http://boards.ancestry.com/topics.adoption.germany.general/mb.ashx>

<http://www.gsadoptionregistry.com/germanywestgermany.html>

"Or perhaps ask the pertinent local authorities
if they have information of that period:

Fachdienst Adoption im Landratsamt Ludwigsburg
Hindenburgstrasse 40, 71638 Ludwigsburg

<http://www.landkreis-ludwigsburg.de/deutsch/buerger-info/kinder-jugendlich=
e/adoption/?0=> [MOD.NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/zRL81H ]

adoption(at)landkreis-ludwigsburg.de [end quotation of source URLs]

GerSIG Moderator


Seeking descendants of BIRNBAUM - PASMANICK family from Ulm, Germany #germany

Paula Blank
 

I am looking for any information regarding the ** descendants ** of
Michael Lazarus BIRNBAUM and Riva Ryva PASAMANICK, daughter of
Jankel and Sonia BERESIN.

Michael and Riva met at the DP camp in Ulm, Germany and married there.
They stayed in Ulm, running a bar and grill, after the war.
Two sons stayed in Germany. One moved to Israel.

Thanks, Paula Blank pjblank@aol.com

Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


German SIG #Germany Seeking descendants of BIRNBAUM - PASMANICK family from Ulm, Germany #germany

Paula Blank
 

I am looking for any information regarding the ** descendants ** of
Michael Lazarus BIRNBAUM and Riva Ryva PASAMANICK, daughter of
Jankel and Sonia BERESIN.

Michael and Riva met at the DP camp in Ulm, Germany and married there.
They stayed in Ulm, running a bar and grill, after the war.
Two sons stayed in Germany. One moved to Israel.

Thanks, Paula Blank pjblank@aol.com

Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Jews from Bukovina #romania

melissa mendelsohn <zinea@...>
 

Hi All,

A new group on Facebook has been created. Please come join us!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/274542952747858/

Thank you,
Melissa Mendelsohn

MENDELSOHN BIRNBERG BERLADZ

--


Romania SIG #Romania Jews from Bukovina #romania

melissa mendelsohn <zinea@...>
 

Hi All,

A new group on Facebook has been created. Please come join us!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/274542952747858/

Thank you,
Melissa Mendelsohn

MENDELSOHN BIRNBERG BERLADZ

--


View Mate #lithuania

Dave and Melanie Bloom
 

I've posted 2 pictures to View Mate and need a little help gathering
more information.

The woman pictured is most likely Helen Hersch. The back of the
pictures suggest that they were taken in 1944 in front of her house
at 2813 1/2 Buckingham, Los Angeles. I've found a picture >from a
1939 UCLA yearbook with a Helen Hersch that looks very similar to this
woman. I've found voter registration lists that show both Helen Hersch
and Rose Herscovitch at that address in both 1944 and 1946. My dad and
uncles remember a Hersch family as they were growing up in Cleveland
in the 40s-60s as relatives. But no one remembers exactly who they
were. Can you help?

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35232
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35233

View Mate numbers 35232 and 35233. The other names I'm searching
in Cleveland are: BLOOM, BLUM (Kaunas and/or Birzai), BERGER
(Latvia, Austria), ROTENBERG, ROTHENBURG (Latvia), POLLACK (Egypt),
SHANKER (Russia). RAVICH (unknown origin).


Thanks!

Dave Blum

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania View Mate #lithuania

Dave and Melanie Bloom
 

I've posted 2 pictures to View Mate and need a little help gathering
more information.

The woman pictured is most likely Helen Hersch. The back of the
pictures suggest that they were taken in 1944 in front of her house
at 2813 1/2 Buckingham, Los Angeles. I've found a picture >from a
1939 UCLA yearbook with a Helen Hersch that looks very similar to this
woman. I've found voter registration lists that show both Helen Hersch
and Rose Herscovitch at that address in both 1944 and 1946. My dad and
uncles remember a Hersch family as they were growing up in Cleveland
in the 40s-60s as relatives. But no one remembers exactly who they
were. Can you help?

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35232
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35233

View Mate numbers 35232 and 35233. The other names I'm searching
in Cleveland are: BLOOM, BLUM (Kaunas and/or Birzai), BERGER
(Latvia, Austria), ROTENBERG, ROTHENBURG (Latvia), POLLACK (Egypt),
SHANKER (Russia). RAVICH (unknown origin).


Thanks!

Dave Blum

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


Viewmate: short Yiddish translation requested #rabbinic

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

Hi all,

I have a portrait postcard of the type popular in the late 19th
century which contains on the back a short handwritten Yiddish
inscription. The postcard was handed down with the family
heirlooms. I would really appreciate a translation into English
of the inscription.

The inscription is posted at Viewmate:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35509

The subject of the picture is a distinguished-looking elderly man,
possibly a Rabbinical figure, wearing clothes which includes a
gartel. The portrait was apparently taken circa 1880-1890 by a
studio in Kiev.

Thanks in advance,
Moshe Davis
Jerusalem

DAVIS, DAVIDOVITS >from Leh (Shirukiy Leh, Shiruky Lug), Maramaros, Austro-
Hungary/Czecheslovakia/Ukraine; later Ohio; Los Angeles, Jerusalem.
HAYFER, CHAIMOVITZ >from Kovesliget (Drahiv, Drahova, Dragova), Maramaros,
Austro-Hungary /Czecheslovakia /Ukraine; later Ohio; Los Angeles.
WINARD, WINARSKY, UMANSKY, KOLTON >from Kiev; Argentina; NY; Los Angeles.
BRACKER, BRECHER >from Iasi, Romania; NY; CA; AZ;


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Viewmate: short Yiddish translation requested #rabbinic

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

Hi all,

I have a portrait postcard of the type popular in the late 19th
century which contains on the back a short handwritten Yiddish
inscription. The postcard was handed down with the family
heirlooms. I would really appreciate a translation into English
of the inscription.

The inscription is posted at Viewmate:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35509

The subject of the picture is a distinguished-looking elderly man,
possibly a Rabbinical figure, wearing clothes which includes a
gartel. The portrait was apparently taken circa 1880-1890 by a
studio in Kiev.

Thanks in advance,
Moshe Davis
Jerusalem

DAVIS, DAVIDOVITS >from Leh (Shirukiy Leh, Shiruky Lug), Maramaros, Austro-
Hungary/Czecheslovakia/Ukraine; later Ohio; Los Angeles, Jerusalem.
HAYFER, CHAIMOVITZ >from Kovesliget (Drahiv, Drahova, Dragova), Maramaros,
Austro-Hungary /Czecheslovakia /Ukraine; later Ohio; Los Angeles.
WINARD, WINARSKY, UMANSKY, KOLTON >from Kiev; Argentina; NY; Los Angeles.
BRACKER, BRECHER >from Iasi, Romania; NY; CA; AZ;


ViewMate photo ID #latvia

Dave and Melanie Bloom
 

I've posted 2 pictures to View Mate and need a little help
gathering more information.
The woman pictured is most likely Helen Hersch. The back of the
pictures suggest that they were taken in 1944 in front of her
house at 2813 1/2 Buckingham, Los Angeles. I've found a picture
from a 1939 UCLA yearbook with a Helen Hersch that looks very
similar to this woman. I've found voter registration lists that
show both Helen Hersch and Rose Herscovitch at that address in
both 1944 and 1946. My dad and uncles remember a Hersch family
as they were growing up in Cleveland in the 40s-60s. But no one
remembers exactly who they were. Can you help? View Mate numbers
35232 and 35233. The other names I'm searching in Cleveland are:
BLOOM, BLUM, BERGER, ROTENBERG, ROTHENBURG, POLLACK, SHANKER. RAVICH
Thanks!

Dave Bloom

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URLs of the images are
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=35232
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=35233
Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


Latvia SIG #Latvia ViewMate photo ID #latvia

Dave and Melanie Bloom
 

I've posted 2 pictures to View Mate and need a little help
gathering more information.
The woman pictured is most likely Helen Hersch. The back of the
pictures suggest that they were taken in 1944 in front of her
house at 2813 1/2 Buckingham, Los Angeles. I've found a picture
from a 1939 UCLA yearbook with a Helen Hersch that looks very
similar to this woman. I've found voter registration lists that
show both Helen Hersch and Rose Herscovitch at that address in
both 1944 and 1946. My dad and uncles remember a Hersch family
as they were growing up in Cleveland in the 40s-60s. But no one
remembers exactly who they were. Can you help? View Mate numbers
35232 and 35233. The other names I'm searching in Cleveland are:
BLOOM, BLUM, BERGER, ROTENBERG, ROTHENBURG, POLLACK, SHANKER. RAVICH
Thanks!

Dave Bloom

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URLs of the images are
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=35232
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=35233
Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


JGSGW September Meeting Announcement #general

Robin Meltzer
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host its September
2014 meeting on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm at
B'nai Israel Congregation - Fanaroff Hall, 6301 Montrose Road,
Rockville, MD 20852. Directions are available on the JGSGW website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw/directions.html#Bnai

Program: DNA for Genealogy
Speaker: Jay Sage

The incredible drop in the cost of DNA sequencing has made DNA testing
affordable for individuals, leading to a great increase in Jewish DNA
databases. Mr. Sage will discuss the role that DNA testing can play in
genealogical research. The talk will begin with a simplified overview of the
biological basis of human genetics to explain how DNA testing works and,
importantly, what can and cannot be learned >from it. How the testing is
done, how much it costs, and how to interpret the reported results will be
covered.

Jay Sage served as co-president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Boston (JGSGB) >from 2000 to 2003 and is currently co-editor of the
Society's journal, Mass-Pocha. Professionally, Sage worked as a research
physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy: As of January 1, 2014, a non-member may
attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00 fee payable at the
sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied toward payment of annual
JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the same meeting at which the
guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring personal assistance at a
meeting due to a health condition or disability may bring someone to assist
them free of charge.

Robin Meltzer
VP Communications, JGSGW
www.jgsgw.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgw


JGS of Long Island (NY) Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at our
Sunday, September 21, 2014 meeting.

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, New York
http://www.miyjcc.org

Topic: "A Connecticut Rabbi on the Archbishop's Tree: Tracing John O'Connor's
Jewish Roots"

Guest Speaker: Renee Stern Steinig.

When the sister of NY's late Archbishop John Cardinal O'Connor revealed that
their mother was born Jewish, Renee Steinig searched further. She discovered
that O'Connor's grandfather was a pulpit Rabbi in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Renee will describe her research on the Cardinal's Prussian-Jewish grandparents.
Renee's discovery made front-page coverage in the New York Times.

Renee is a Co-Founder and Past President of JGSLI. She is currently JGSLI's
Director of Communications and she mentors new members. She is a member of the
Association of Professional Genealogists.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Our "Maven's" are available >from
1:30 PM to take your questions.

For more information please check JGSLI's website - www.jgsli.org

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW September Meeting Announcement #general

Robin Meltzer
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host its September
2014 meeting on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm at
B'nai Israel Congregation - Fanaroff Hall, 6301 Montrose Road,
Rockville, MD 20852. Directions are available on the JGSGW website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw/directions.html#Bnai

Program: DNA for Genealogy
Speaker: Jay Sage

The incredible drop in the cost of DNA sequencing has made DNA testing
affordable for individuals, leading to a great increase in Jewish DNA
databases. Mr. Sage will discuss the role that DNA testing can play in
genealogical research. The talk will begin with a simplified overview of the
biological basis of human genetics to explain how DNA testing works and,
importantly, what can and cannot be learned >from it. How the testing is
done, how much it costs, and how to interpret the reported results will be
covered.

Jay Sage served as co-president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Boston (JGSGB) >from 2000 to 2003 and is currently co-editor of the
Society's journal, Mass-Pocha. Professionally, Sage worked as a research
physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy: As of January 1, 2014, a non-member may
attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00 fee payable at the
sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied toward payment of annual
JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the same meeting at which the
guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring personal assistance at a
meeting due to a health condition or disability may bring someone to assist
them free of charge.

Robin Meltzer
VP Communications, JGSGW
www.jgsgw.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgw


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Long Island (NY) Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at our
Sunday, September 21, 2014 meeting.

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, New York
http://www.miyjcc.org

Topic: "A Connecticut Rabbi on the Archbishop's Tree: Tracing John O'Connor's
Jewish Roots"

Guest Speaker: Renee Stern Steinig.

When the sister of NY's late Archbishop John Cardinal O'Connor revealed that
their mother was born Jewish, Renee Steinig searched further. She discovered
that O'Connor's grandfather was a pulpit Rabbi in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Renee will describe her research on the Cardinal's Prussian-Jewish grandparents.
Renee's discovery made front-page coverage in the New York Times.

Renee is a Co-Founder and Past President of JGSLI. She is currently JGSLI's
Director of Communications and she mentors new members. She is a member of the
Association of Professional Genealogists.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Our "Maven's" are available >from
1:30 PM to take your questions.

For more information please check JGSLI's website - www.jgsli.org

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


JewishGen's Success Stories - New Edition #france

Phyllis Kramer
 

We invite you to read the inspiring stories in the latest issue of
JewishGen's SUCCESS! STORIES. You can access these stories >from the
"About Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

Marsha Epstein connects with a cousin >from an unknown branch of her
family after posting the family name on JewishGen's Family Finder
database.

Marla Raucher Osborn continues her quest to learn about her
great-grand-aunt J=FCte Horn, and her husband Chaim Teichman, by
traveling to Israel and following in their footsteps.

Wendy Werner finds a postcard of a World War I soldier in a box of her
grandmother's old photographs. Her curiosity about this soldier leads
her to learn his fate and connect with previously unknown family in
Israel.

Lowell N. Halpern posts the names of his great-great-grandparents on
JewishGen's Family Finder and a week later hears >from a woman who
shares the same great-great-grandparents. Together they are able to
account for common relatives back to 1739.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel,
Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. We think you will be moved by
these stories and we encourage you to submit your own success stories
to them at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


French SIG #France JewishGen's Success Stories - New Edition #france

Phyllis Kramer
 

We invite you to read the inspiring stories in the latest issue of
JewishGen's SUCCESS! STORIES. You can access these stories >from the
"About Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

Marsha Epstein connects with a cousin >from an unknown branch of her
family after posting the family name on JewishGen's Family Finder
database.

Marla Raucher Osborn continues her quest to learn about her
great-grand-aunt J=FCte Horn, and her husband Chaim Teichman, by
traveling to Israel and following in their footsteps.

Wendy Werner finds a postcard of a World War I soldier in a box of her
grandmother's old photographs. Her curiosity about this soldier leads
her to learn his fate and connect with previously unknown family in
Israel.

Lowell N. Halpern posts the names of his great-great-grandparents on
JewishGen's Family Finder and a week later hears >from a woman who
shares the same great-great-grandparents. Together they are able to
account for common relatives back to 1739.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel,
Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. We think you will be moved by
these stories and we encourage you to submit your own success stories
to them at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.
phylliskramer1@gmail.com

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