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Double Grave? #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

My cousin and I were recently at Har Sinai Cemetery in Baltimore, MD to
visit the graves of my husband's NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN family. The grave next to
his ggm Matilda Neuhan was that of her son Isaac Newhan. Nearby was the
grave of another son Samuel. At first glance we were unable to find the grave
of the husband and father Abraham Newhan. Then we began cleaning off Isaacs
grave and discovered there was a crack in Isaac's marker and the top part of
the stone was completely covered with dirt and grass. What we found was on
that part of the marker indicated the grave was in memory of Abraham (the
father) and Isaac (the son) who died three months apart in 1890.

My question is this: How customary would a double grave have been? Is that
at all unusual?

Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
Corona, California
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
ROTHSTEIN, HAMBURGER(Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia)
BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN (Veliuona,Kaunas),
KAHN/KOHN/COHN/CAHN, FRIEDSAM (Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/
NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok
Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ, GERSHIKEVICH


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Double Grave? #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

My cousin and I were recently at Har Sinai Cemetery in Baltimore, MD to
visit the graves of my husband's NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN family. The grave next to
his ggm Matilda Neuhan was that of her son Isaac Newhan. Nearby was the
grave of another son Samuel. At first glance we were unable to find the grave
of the husband and father Abraham Newhan. Then we began cleaning off Isaacs
grave and discovered there was a crack in Isaac's marker and the top part of
the stone was completely covered with dirt and grass. What we found was on
that part of the marker indicated the grave was in memory of Abraham (the
father) and Isaac (the son) who died three months apart in 1890.

My question is this: How customary would a double grave have been? Is that
at all unusual?

Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
Corona, California
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
ROTHSTEIN, HAMBURGER(Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia)
BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN (Veliuona,Kaunas),
KAHN/KOHN/COHN/CAHN, FRIEDSAM (Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/
NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok
Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ, GERSHIKEVICH


Re: Surname origins #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Since you aren't specific about the surname, I can't be specific with my
help (but maybe I couldn't anyway).

Most surnames are not specific to one family. The reflect an occupation or
a area where the family came >from or a name or characteristic (like Schwartz
- dark).

Jews in most places in Europe did not have inherited surnames until the 19th
century. Sephardic Jews in the west had surnames much earlier, and in the
East they did also, but often as they merged with an Ashkenazi population
they forgot them. Ashkenazi Jews were mostly known as 'Abraham ben Moses'.
A few families kept the memory of some famous ancestor - Katzenellenbogen,
for example - and had a family surname much earlier.

Your surname, whatever it is, may or may not have a French version and an
English version, etc., but it might also be that Frenchmen and Englishmen,
and some Jews who were unrelated to them might have used the same surname.
I once read a 'genealogy' of the Bruck family in which the author had
collected every Bruck (and Pearlhefter, for some reason) record in Europe
and claimed they were all related. Why should every Bruck family all over
Europe be related, I don't know? Pearlhefter is a Pearl salesman - any
pearlsalesman could use that as a surname, whether it was a family name or
not; and I never figured out why the author thought they should all be related.

Anyway, Bruck means bridge in German, so you could say Bridge is the English
and Pont is the French version, etc. My Bruckheimer, however, was probably
taken as a German sounding name for the Jewish Baruch - and we are related
to none of the above - no Brucks, no Pearlhefters, no Ponts. To have a
genealogy, you need something approaching proof that people are actually
related. Bruckheimer is traced back to the adoption of surnames in Baden in
1807 - and not before, at least not in the town mine came from, although the
family lived there 100 years earlier.

Of course, there is another tendency today, and Bruckheimers have shortened
the name to Bruck or Brock or something else. That still does not make them
related to those others.

Bottom line is that your family might be related to the rest, but you need
to follow your family back >from what you know and learn more about the
specific family in the town in which they lived. If there were others of
the surname somewhere else, they may end up related to yours if you get back
far enough, but you won't know until you get there.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Surname origins #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Since you aren't specific about the surname, I can't be specific with my
help (but maybe I couldn't anyway).

Most surnames are not specific to one family. The reflect an occupation or
a area where the family came >from or a name or characteristic (like Schwartz
- dark).

Jews in most places in Europe did not have inherited surnames until the 19th
century. Sephardic Jews in the west had surnames much earlier, and in the
East they did also, but often as they merged with an Ashkenazi population
they forgot them. Ashkenazi Jews were mostly known as 'Abraham ben Moses'.
A few families kept the memory of some famous ancestor - Katzenellenbogen,
for example - and had a family surname much earlier.

Your surname, whatever it is, may or may not have a French version and an
English version, etc., but it might also be that Frenchmen and Englishmen,
and some Jews who were unrelated to them might have used the same surname.
I once read a 'genealogy' of the Bruck family in which the author had
collected every Bruck (and Pearlhefter, for some reason) record in Europe
and claimed they were all related. Why should every Bruck family all over
Europe be related, I don't know? Pearlhefter is a Pearl salesman - any
pearlsalesman could use that as a surname, whether it was a family name or
not; and I never figured out why the author thought they should all be related.

Anyway, Bruck means bridge in German, so you could say Bridge is the English
and Pont is the French version, etc. My Bruckheimer, however, was probably
taken as a German sounding name for the Jewish Baruch - and we are related
to none of the above - no Brucks, no Pearlhefters, no Ponts. To have a
genealogy, you need something approaching proof that people are actually
related. Bruckheimer is traced back to the adoption of surnames in Baden in
1807 - and not before, at least not in the town mine came from, although the
family lived there 100 years earlier.

Of course, there is another tendency today, and Bruckheimers have shortened
the name to Bruck or Brock or something else. That still does not make them
related to those others.

Bottom line is that your family might be related to the rest, but you need
to follow your family back >from what you know and learn more about the
specific family in the town in which they lived. If there were others of
the surname somewhere else, they may end up related to yours if you get back
far enough, but you won't know until you get there.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ


Re: how to find a ship's manifest on the EIDB #general

Susan&David
 

Use the Steve Morse White Form at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/
Enter First name starts with "P"
Last name starts with "R"
Gender = male
Arrival date 1895 - 1895
Ship name is Berlin

1 Rabaut,Paul 1895 46 view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/passRecord.asp?pID=102870062543 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/viewTextmanifest.asp?pID=102870062543 >
view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManifest.asp?pID=102870062543 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/ca_viewAnnotations.asp?pID=102870062543 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipImage.asp?pID=102870062543 >
102870062543
2 Rossire,Paul B. 1895 30 view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/passRecord.asp?pID=103040110480 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/viewTextmanifest.asp?pID=103040110480 >
view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManifest.asp?pID=103040110480 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/ca_viewAnnotations.asp?pID=103040110480 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipImage.asp?pID=103040110480 >
103040110480
3 Rubinstein,Percy 1895 2 view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/passRecord.asp?pID=102859063269 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/viewTextmanifest.asp?pID=102859063269 >
view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManifest.asp?pID=102859063269 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/ca_viewAnnotations.asp?pID=102859063269 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipImage.asp?pID=102859063269 >
102859063269
4 Rudisol,Phineas 1895 41 view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/passRecord.asp?pID=102869050180 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/viewTextmanifest.asp?pID=102869050180 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManifest.asp?pID=102869050180 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/ca_viewAnnotations.asp?pID=102869050180 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipImage.asp?pID=102869050180 >
102869050180


Clicking on the "view text manifest" shows you Percy, accompanied by
"Mrs. Rubinstein"
Clicking on the "view ships manifest" gets you to the wrong ship, the
Patria. The Berlin manifest has to be searched >from the Steve Morse
Missing Manifests page.
I found it on Series M237, Roll 637.
On frame #841 you will find Percy, on line 10 accompanied by Mrs.
Rubinstein on line 9.


David Rosen
Boston, MA

Ellie Weld wrote:

I have just had my first experience with the Ellis Island database, looking
for my grandparents and my uncle who sailed >from Southampton,England in
March 1895. Somehow (I've not been able to replicate the search) I found a
passenger record for my uncle Percy RUBINSTEIN, aged two, who arrived in
New York on the ship Berlin >from Southampton on March 12, 1895.



Ellie Weld
Twickenham, Middlesex
England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: how to find a ship's manifest on the EIDB #general

Susan&David
 

Use the Steve Morse White Form at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/
Enter First name starts with "P"
Last name starts with "R"
Gender = male
Arrival date 1895 - 1895
Ship name is Berlin

1 Rabaut,Paul 1895 46 view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/passRecord.asp?pID=102870062543 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/viewTextmanifest.asp?pID=102870062543 >
view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManifest.asp?pID=102870062543 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/ca_viewAnnotations.asp?pID=102870062543 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipImage.asp?pID=102870062543 >
102870062543
2 Rossire,Paul B. 1895 30 view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/passRecord.asp?pID=103040110480 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/viewTextmanifest.asp?pID=103040110480 >
view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManifest.asp?pID=103040110480 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/ca_viewAnnotations.asp?pID=103040110480 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipImage.asp?pID=103040110480 >
103040110480
3 Rubinstein,Percy 1895 2 view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/passRecord.asp?pID=102859063269 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/viewTextmanifest.asp?pID=102859063269 >
view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManifest.asp?pID=102859063269 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/ca_viewAnnotations.asp?pID=102859063269 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipImage.asp?pID=102859063269 >
102859063269
4 Rudisol,Phineas 1895 41 view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/passRecord.asp?pID=102869050180 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/viewTextmanifest.asp?pID=102869050180 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManifest.asp?pID=102869050180 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/ca_viewAnnotations.asp?pID=102869050180 > view
< http://ellisisland.org/search/shipImage.asp?pID=102869050180 >
102869050180


Clicking on the "view text manifest" shows you Percy, accompanied by
"Mrs. Rubinstein"
Clicking on the "view ships manifest" gets you to the wrong ship, the
Patria. The Berlin manifest has to be searched >from the Steve Morse
Missing Manifests page.
I found it on Series M237, Roll 637.
On frame #841 you will find Percy, on line 10 accompanied by Mrs.
Rubinstein on line 9.


David Rosen
Boston, MA

Ellie Weld wrote:

I have just had my first experience with the Ellis Island database, looking
for my grandparents and my uncle who sailed >from Southampton,England in
March 1895. Somehow (I've not been able to replicate the search) I found a
passenger record for my uncle Percy RUBINSTEIN, aged two, who arrived in
New York on the ship Berlin >from Southampton on March 12, 1895.



Ellie Weld
Twickenham, Middlesex
England


IAJGS Conference #yizkorbooks

Paula Zieselman <paulaz@...>
 

The following is posted on behalf of the Conference:

If you have not yet registered for the 25th annual conference being held
in Las Vegas during July 10-15th, there are only 14 days left to register
online (as of Saturday June 11, 2005)
The conference program is available online at the following page:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/program.htm >.

In the Resource Room, there will be special databases, translators and
Guests available only during the conference.

One of the "perks" of registering online before June 15th is you
can be assured that up to 6 of the surnames you are looking for will be
included in the Family Finder, distributed to all conference attendees.

If you register after June 15th, we will include your names on a separate
sheet to be distributed during the conference.

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 web g-ddess / LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm >


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks IAJGS Conference #yizkorbooks

Paula Zieselman <paulaz@...>
 

The following is posted on behalf of the Conference:

If you have not yet registered for the 25th annual conference being held
in Las Vegas during July 10-15th, there are only 14 days left to register
online (as of Saturday June 11, 2005)
The conference program is available online at the following page:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/program.htm >.

In the Resource Room, there will be special databases, translators and
Guests available only during the conference.

One of the "perks" of registering online before June 15th is you
can be assured that up to 6 of the surnames you are looking for will be
included in the Family Finder, distributed to all conference attendees.

If you register after June 15th, we will include your names on a separate
sheet to be distributed during the conference.

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 web g-ddess / LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm >


IAJGS Conference #belarus

Paula Zieselman <paulaz@...>
 

The following is posted on behalf of the Conference:

If you have not yet registered for the 25th annual conference being held
in Las Vegas during July 10-15th, there are only 14 days left to register
online (as of Saturday June 11, 2005)
The conference program is available online at the following page:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/program.htm >.

In the Resource Room, there will be special databases, translators and
Guests available only during the conference.

One of the "perks" of registering online before June 15th is you
can be assured that up to 6 of the surnames you are looking for will be
included in the Family Finder, distributed to all conference attendees.

If you register after June 15th, we will include your names on a separate
sheet to be distributed during the conference.

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 web g-ddess / LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm >


Belarus SIG #Belarus IAJGS Conference #belarus

Paula Zieselman <paulaz@...>
 

The following is posted on behalf of the Conference:

If you have not yet registered for the 25th annual conference being held
in Las Vegas during July 10-15th, there are only 14 days left to register
online (as of Saturday June 11, 2005)
The conference program is available online at the following page:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/program.htm >.

In the Resource Room, there will be special databases, translators and
Guests available only during the conference.

One of the "perks" of registering online before June 15th is you
can be assured that up to 6 of the surnames you are looking for will be
included in the Family Finder, distributed to all conference attendees.

If you register after June 15th, we will include your names on a separate
sheet to be distributed during the conference.

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 web g-ddess / LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm >


1480 Madison Ave, NYC, c. 1902 #general

HeyJudy123@...
 

Roberta ROSEN has posed the question whether 1480 Madison Avenue in New York
City would have been an expensive neighborhood in 1902.

The answer is no. This location is the southern end of the famous community
called "Harlem." At the beginning of the 20th century, this area was
peopled almost exclusively by poor immigrant Italians and Jews.

Today, it is informally known as "Spanish Harlem," an allusion to the large
Hispanic population which now lives there.

Was the population, c. 1902, financially richer than the poor immigrants of
the equally-famous "Lower East Side," who essentially were the same
population? Probably not--or, if the uptowners were "richer" at all, the
difference merely was marginal and relative. Overall, these were not rich
people living there.

Judy SEGAL
New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1480 Madison Ave, NYC, c. 1902 #general

HeyJudy123@...
 

Roberta ROSEN has posed the question whether 1480 Madison Avenue in New York
City would have been an expensive neighborhood in 1902.

The answer is no. This location is the southern end of the famous community
called "Harlem." At the beginning of the 20th century, this area was
peopled almost exclusively by poor immigrant Italians and Jews.

Today, it is informally known as "Spanish Harlem," an allusion to the large
Hispanic population which now lives there.

Was the population, c. 1902, financially richer than the poor immigrants of
the equally-famous "Lower East Side," who essentially were the same
population? Probably not--or, if the uptowners were "richer" at all, the
difference merely was marginal and relative. Overall, these were not rich
people living there.

Judy SEGAL
New York City


town: GAISIN #ukraine

dayna reader <zoeys_mom@...>
 

hello all,

i recently found the ship manifest for the journey to
america of my gg-grandmother, her husband and 2
children. the manifest says they came >from the town of
GAISIN in "Pod. gub." Russia. the 1930 census says
they came >from "Podolsk." i have also been told by
other family members they were >from the
kamenets-podolsk region of russia. i looked in the
shetl seeker and found a few possibilities for this
town, but so far i'm unable to find a town called
GAISIN in the kamenetz-podolsk area. can anyone help
me with this?

also, the ship manifest said they left behind in
russia a son, whose first name was JOJNA. i have
searched the jewishgen given names database and get no
hits on this name. does anyone else have male family
members >from russia with this or a similar first
name?if so, what was the hebrew/yiddish equivalent?
also what were they called if they immigreated to
america?

please respond privately.

thanks,
dayna chalif
san francisco, USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine town: GAISIN #ukraine

dayna reader <zoeys_mom@...>
 

hello all,

i recently found the ship manifest for the journey to
america of my gg-grandmother, her husband and 2
children. the manifest says they came >from the town of
GAISIN in "Pod. gub." Russia. the 1930 census says
they came >from "Podolsk." i have also been told by
other family members they were >from the
kamenets-podolsk region of russia. i looked in the
shetl seeker and found a few possibilities for this
town, but so far i'm unable to find a town called
GAISIN in the kamenetz-podolsk area. can anyone help
me with this?

also, the ship manifest said they left behind in
russia a son, whose first name was JOJNA. i have
searched the jewishgen given names database and get no
hits on this name. does anyone else have male family
members >from russia with this or a similar first
name?if so, what was the hebrew/yiddish equivalent?
also what were they called if they immigreated to
america?

please respond privately.

thanks,
dayna chalif
san francisco, USA


[jgsigs-ml] please post on behalf of the conference committee #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

From: "Carol W. Skydell" <cwskydell@earthlink.net>
Subject: Please post on behalf of the conference committee


Dear all,

If you have not yet registered for the 25th annual conference being held
in Las Vegas during July 10-15th, there are only 14 days left to register
online (as of Saturday June 11, 2005)

The conference program is available online at the following page:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/program.htm >.

In the Resource Room, there will be special databases, translators and
Guests available only during the conference.

One of the "perks" of registering online before June 15th is you
can be assured that up to 6 of the surnames you are looking for will be
included in the Family Finder, distributed to all conference attendees.

If you register after June 15th, we will include your names on a separate
sheet to be distributed during the conference.

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 web g-ddess / LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm >


This group (JGsigs-ml@lyris.jewishgen.org) is hosted by
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Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Fwd: [jgsigs-ml] please post on behalf of the conference committee #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

From: "Carol W. Skydell" <cwskydell@earthlink.net>
Subject: Please post on behalf of the conference committee


Dear all,

If you have not yet registered for the 25th annual conference being held
in Las Vegas during July 10-15th, there are only 14 days left to register
online (as of Saturday June 11, 2005)

The conference program is available online at the following page:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/program.htm >.

In the Resource Room, there will be special databases, translators and
Guests available only during the conference.

One of the "perks" of registering online before June 15th is you
can be assured that up to 6 of the surnames you are looking for will be
included in the Family Finder, distributed to all conference attendees.

If you register after June 15th, we will include your names on a separate
sheet to be distributed during the conference.

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 web g-ddess / LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm >


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message #belarus

JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>
 

Dear All,

The volunteers of Jewish Heritage Research Group in
Belarus have returned >from the tour of the towns of
Novogrudok, Lenin, Mir and Petrikov.
The following objects were researched in these
towns:
NOVOGRUDOK - the Jewish cemetery (about 700
monuments are kept there), 3 massacre sites of Jews
during the Holocaust,former private property
of Jews of the town.
LENIN - the Jewish cemetery found in 1568 (about 200
monuments are kept, half of them are wooden), massacre
sites of Jews during the Holocaust, former
private property of Jews of the town.
MIR - a complex of synagogues of 19-20 centuries,
yeshiva of 1815, 3 massacre sites of Jews
during the Holocaust, the Jewish cemetery (about 150
monuments are kept there), former private property of
Jews of the town.
PETRIKOV - burial site of 2500 Jews killed during
the Holocaust, after-war Jewish cemetery (old cemetery
was destroyed during the Holocaust), former
private property of Jews of the town.
We have photoes of the above-mentioned objects of
the Jewish heritage of Belarus. They can be sent by
special inquiry.
On June, 12 on Sunday the volunteers of Jewish
Heritage Research Group in Belarus
are going to the research tour to the village of
Dolmatovshchina of Korelichi region.
All questions and suggestions can be sent to the
address -
belshtetl@yahoo.com

Yours sincerely,

Yuri Dorn
Coordinator of Jewish Heritage Research Group in
Belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus message #belarus

JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>
 

Dear All,

The volunteers of Jewish Heritage Research Group in
Belarus have returned >from the tour of the towns of
Novogrudok, Lenin, Mir and Petrikov.
The following objects were researched in these
towns:
NOVOGRUDOK - the Jewish cemetery (about 700
monuments are kept there), 3 massacre sites of Jews
during the Holocaust,former private property
of Jews of the town.
LENIN - the Jewish cemetery found in 1568 (about 200
monuments are kept, half of them are wooden), massacre
sites of Jews during the Holocaust, former
private property of Jews of the town.
MIR - a complex of synagogues of 19-20 centuries,
yeshiva of 1815, 3 massacre sites of Jews
during the Holocaust, the Jewish cemetery (about 150
monuments are kept there), former private property of
Jews of the town.
PETRIKOV - burial site of 2500 Jews killed during
the Holocaust, after-war Jewish cemetery (old cemetery
was destroyed during the Holocaust), former
private property of Jews of the town.
We have photoes of the above-mentioned objects of
the Jewish heritage of Belarus. They can be sent by
special inquiry.
On June, 12 on Sunday the volunteers of Jewish
Heritage Research Group in Belarus
are going to the research tour to the village of
Dolmatovshchina of Korelichi region.
All questions and suggestions can be sent to the
address -
belshtetl@yahoo.com

Yours sincerely,

Yuri Dorn
Coordinator of Jewish Heritage Research Group in
Belarus


Re: INTRO - Researching KOPELBERG #germany

Lars E. Menk <Lmenk@...>
 

On GerSig Alexander Kopelberg in Haifa wrote:
Will appreciate any advice referring the possible origin of the family
name: KOPELBERG.
There is a German Christian family KOPPELBERG in the eastern Lower Rhineland
whose surname might have been derived >from the name of a mountain
"Kopppelberg" (possibly >from "Koppel" = community paddock & "Berg" =
mountain). However, there was no Jewish family KOP(P)ELBERG living in the
German territories before 1850.

But there were Jewish families KUPELBEREK, KUP(P)ELBERG or KOPELBERG living
in Poland and the Ukraine in the 19th century, in Koniecpol, and Grocholice,
Piotrkow gubernia, Russian Poland; in Bedzin (Bendzin), Poland; in Stryj,
Ukraine; KAPELBERG in the Ovruch gubernia, Ukraine. (cf.
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/jriplweb.htm )

(Sources: Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the
Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, NJ: 1996. - Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of
Jewish Surnames >from the Russian Empire. Teaneck, NJ: 1993)

[MOD NOTE: Mr. Menk did not include his own book on German Jewish names as a
source. Details on the book can be found in our Archives.]

The early Polish spelling of the name might indicate the origin of the
surname: "Kupel Berek", that means "Jakup Kupel" and "Issachar Ber";
"Koppel" or "Kupel" are Yiddish pet forms of "Ya'akov", while "Berek" is the
Polish diminutive form of the Yiddish "Ber" = bear.

Good luck with your further research.

Kindest regards & Shabbat Shalom!

Lars Menk Berlin, Germany Lmenk@gmx.net


German SIG #Germany Re: INTRO - Researching KOPELBERG #germany

Lars E. Menk <Lmenk@...>
 

On GerSig Alexander Kopelberg in Haifa wrote:
Will appreciate any advice referring the possible origin of the family
name: KOPELBERG.
There is a German Christian family KOPPELBERG in the eastern Lower Rhineland
whose surname might have been derived >from the name of a mountain
"Kopppelberg" (possibly >from "Koppel" = community paddock & "Berg" =
mountain). However, there was no Jewish family KOP(P)ELBERG living in the
German territories before 1850.

But there were Jewish families KUPELBEREK, KUP(P)ELBERG or KOPELBERG living
in Poland and the Ukraine in the 19th century, in Koniecpol, and Grocholice,
Piotrkow gubernia, Russian Poland; in Bedzin (Bendzin), Poland; in Stryj,
Ukraine; KAPELBERG in the Ovruch gubernia, Ukraine. (cf.
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/jriplweb.htm )

(Sources: Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the
Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, NJ: 1996. - Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of
Jewish Surnames >from the Russian Empire. Teaneck, NJ: 1993)

[MOD NOTE: Mr. Menk did not include his own book on German Jewish names as a
source. Details on the book can be found in our Archives.]

The early Polish spelling of the name might indicate the origin of the
surname: "Kupel Berek", that means "Jakup Kupel" and "Issachar Ber";
"Koppel" or "Kupel" are Yiddish pet forms of "Ya'akov", while "Berek" is the
Polish diminutive form of the Yiddish "Ber" = bear.

Good luck with your further research.

Kindest regards & Shabbat Shalom!

Lars Menk Berlin, Germany Lmenk@gmx.net