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Please send news from Jerusalem Conference #germany

GerSig@...
 

I hope that some GerSig members who are attending the Conference will have
time to let me know about Conference events of interest to GerSig members.
Can someone tell me about the GerSig Luncheon?
Items of likely interest to all GerSig members will be posted to the Forum.

Thanks to all who send news to: gersig@aol.com

John Paul Lowens, GerSig Coordinator - (not able to attend)


German SIG #Germany Please send news from Jerusalem Conference #germany

GerSig@...
 

I hope that some GerSig members who are attending the Conference will have
time to let me know about Conference events of interest to GerSig members.
Can someone tell me about the GerSig Luncheon?
Items of likely interest to all GerSig members will be posted to the Forum.

Thanks to all who send news to: gersig@aol.com

John Paul Lowens, GerSig Coordinator - (not able to attend)


New Member Introduction - Surnames BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK, ABRAM-ICKOWNA, GERSHKOVNA #lodz #poland

Larry Schenker <lpsca@...>
 

New Member Introduction - Surnames BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK,
ABRAM-ICKOWNA, GERSHKOVNA

I am a new member, Larry Schenker, >from Los Angeles, California, United
States and I want to thank you for allowing me to join this Research
Group.

I am writing to introduce myself and my research to the other
subscribers. By posting this information to this Research Group, I would
hope to get any help and/or information that might be known about my
ancestry Surnames.

Below is information about the Surnames or any possible derivation of
the Surnames that I am searching for:

. BINENBAUM or any derivation of this Surname
. FORMAN or any derivation of this Surname
. WUBACK or any derivation of this Surname
. ABRAHAM-ITSKOVA or any derivation of this Surname
. GERSHKOVNA or any derivation of this Surname

The details follow:

BINENBAUM, Abram Beniaminowich born 1783 in Russian Poland.
According to the 1809 Russian Census he was living in Brest-Litovsk.
UNKNOWN MAIDEN NAME, Doba born 1777 in Russian Poland. According to the
1809 Russian Census she was living in Brest-Litovsk. Abram & Doba
married circa 1803 in possibly Brest-Litovsk.

FORMAN, Louis born circa 1830 in Russian Poland
WUBACK, Dora born circa 1830 in Russian Poland
Dora & Louis married circa 1850 in Russian Poland
FORMAN, Pesse daughter of Dora & Louis born May 25, 1852 in Russian
Poland

BINENBAUM, Israel Leon born circa 1860 in Russian Poland
Pesse & Israel married circa 1880 in Russian Poland
BINENBAUM, Anshel son of Pesse & Israel born August 15, 1881 in Brisk,
Russia
ABRAHAM-ITSKOVA or possibly GERSHKOVNA, Tsiva or Ciwze born circa 1881
in Russian Poland Tsiva or Ciwze & Anshel married circa 1902 in possible
Brest-Litovsk, Russia

BINENBAUM, Jackal (my father) first son of Tsiva or Ciwze & Anshel born
June 8, 1904 in Brest-Litovsk, Russia. He might have had a twin sibling
who died at birth or shortly after birth.

BINENBAUM, Gutman (Gimann) second son of Tsiva or Ciwze & Anshel born
March 1, 1906 in Brest-Litovsk, Russia.

BINENBAUM, Anshel left his wife (Tsiva or Ciwze), young sons (Jackal)
and (Gimann) and mother (Pesse) in Brest-Litovsk, Russia in March or
April 1906 and traveled to Germany, then onto a port city in either
France, Belgium or The Netherlands. Then Anshel traveled to Liverpool
England (stopping for at least one night in Sheffield - where he had an
older brother living). Then on May 18, 1906 he boarded the vessel S/S
Haverford and arrived in Philadelphia, PA USA on May 28, 1906. Shortly
thereafter he traveled to New York City and in 1910 we find him living
at 29 Ridge Street, New York City, NY USA. This was on the Lower East
Side. Sometime after his arrival in the United States he assumed the
name of Jacob SCHENKER.

In 1911, Tsiva or Ciwze, Jackal, Gimann & Pesse traveled >from Brest-
Litvosk to Antwerp to board the Lapland (Red Star Line) and sailed to
New York City. They arrived on December 12, 1911 and immediately went to
join Anshel BINENBAUM (now called Jacob SCHENKER) at either 32 Attorney
Street or 220 Madison Street, both on the Lower East Side, New York
City, NY USA.

Larry Schenker (Binenbaum)
OWNER/MODERATOR Yahoo! brest_belarus Group
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Researching - BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK, ABRAM-ICKOWNA
E-mail: lpsca@earthlink.net


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland New Member Introduction - Surnames BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK, ABRAM-ICKOWNA, GERSHKOVNA #lodz #poland

Larry Schenker <lpsca@...>
 

New Member Introduction - Surnames BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK,
ABRAM-ICKOWNA, GERSHKOVNA

I am a new member, Larry Schenker, >from Los Angeles, California, United
States and I want to thank you for allowing me to join this Research
Group.

I am writing to introduce myself and my research to the other
subscribers. By posting this information to this Research Group, I would
hope to get any help and/or information that might be known about my
ancestry Surnames.

Below is information about the Surnames or any possible derivation of
the Surnames that I am searching for:

. BINENBAUM or any derivation of this Surname
. FORMAN or any derivation of this Surname
. WUBACK or any derivation of this Surname
. ABRAHAM-ITSKOVA or any derivation of this Surname
. GERSHKOVNA or any derivation of this Surname

The details follow:

BINENBAUM, Abram Beniaminowich born 1783 in Russian Poland.
According to the 1809 Russian Census he was living in Brest-Litovsk.
UNKNOWN MAIDEN NAME, Doba born 1777 in Russian Poland. According to the
1809 Russian Census she was living in Brest-Litovsk. Abram & Doba
married circa 1803 in possibly Brest-Litovsk.

FORMAN, Louis born circa 1830 in Russian Poland
WUBACK, Dora born circa 1830 in Russian Poland
Dora & Louis married circa 1850 in Russian Poland
FORMAN, Pesse daughter of Dora & Louis born May 25, 1852 in Russian
Poland

BINENBAUM, Israel Leon born circa 1860 in Russian Poland
Pesse & Israel married circa 1880 in Russian Poland
BINENBAUM, Anshel son of Pesse & Israel born August 15, 1881 in Brisk,
Russia
ABRAHAM-ITSKOVA or possibly GERSHKOVNA, Tsiva or Ciwze born circa 1881
in Russian Poland Tsiva or Ciwze & Anshel married circa 1902 in possible
Brest-Litovsk, Russia

BINENBAUM, Jackal (my father) first son of Tsiva or Ciwze & Anshel born
June 8, 1904 in Brest-Litovsk, Russia. He might have had a twin sibling
who died at birth or shortly after birth.

BINENBAUM, Gutman (Gimann) second son of Tsiva or Ciwze & Anshel born
March 1, 1906 in Brest-Litovsk, Russia.

BINENBAUM, Anshel left his wife (Tsiva or Ciwze), young sons (Jackal)
and (Gimann) and mother (Pesse) in Brest-Litovsk, Russia in March or
April 1906 and traveled to Germany, then onto a port city in either
France, Belgium or The Netherlands. Then Anshel traveled to Liverpool
England (stopping for at least one night in Sheffield - where he had an
older brother living). Then on May 18, 1906 he boarded the vessel S/S
Haverford and arrived in Philadelphia, PA USA on May 28, 1906. Shortly
thereafter he traveled to New York City and in 1910 we find him living
at 29 Ridge Street, New York City, NY USA. This was on the Lower East
Side. Sometime after his arrival in the United States he assumed the
name of Jacob SCHENKER.

In 1911, Tsiva or Ciwze, Jackal, Gimann & Pesse traveled >from Brest-
Litvosk to Antwerp to board the Lapland (Red Star Line) and sailed to
New York City. They arrived on December 12, 1911 and immediately went to
join Anshel BINENBAUM (now called Jacob SCHENKER) at either 32 Attorney
Street or 220 Madison Street, both on the Lower East Side, New York
City, NY USA.

Larry Schenker (Binenbaum)
OWNER/MODERATOR Yahoo! brest_belarus Group
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Researching - BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK, ABRAM-ICKOWNA
E-mail: lpsca@earthlink.net


Small Russian translation job to complete Shtetl Co-Op Project! #lodz #poland

Alan Glixman
 

Dear group

The JRI-Poland Shtetl Co-Op project for Pabianice, near Lodz, has only a
small number of Russian records left to translate.

Is any kind group member willing to translate only 6 index pages (about 20
names per page) ?

Once we do this we will have finished extracting names >from all of the
approx. 2300 records >from 1831 through to 1870.

If you can help or if you would like to know more about this project, then
please contact me at alan.glixman@optusnet.com.au.

Regards

Alan Glixman, Sydney, Australia
Pabianice Shtetl Co-Op Coordinator

Researching in Poland:
GLIKSMAN (Praszka, Pabianice & Warsaw);
ZYLBERSZTEJN (Pabianice & Pilica);
LICHTENSTEIN (Plock); EPSZTAJN (Zarki);
HEYMAN and KON (Praszka & Wielun);
SZTYLLER (Praszka); HONIGSTOCK (Krosno);
and CHAZAN, MONTAG, LAPP, BROKMAN
... and the town OPATOWEK.


June 2004 update for Yizkor Book Project #lodz #poland

Joyce Field
 

In June 2004 the Yizkor Book Project added four new books, two new
entries, and 11 updates. All translations can be accessed >from
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. New and updated
materials are flagged for easy identification as you scroll through
the long alphabetical index.

New books:

-Opoczno, Poland
-Przedborz, Poland
-Ropczyce, Poland
-Tehran Children: indexed under Miscellaneous, Yaldei Tzion-Derech
Hatlaot shel Yaldei Tehran
,http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tehran/Tehran.html

New entries >from Pinkas HaKehillot

-Inowlodz, Poland: Poland, volume 1
-Kapciamestis, Lithuania: Lithuania

Updates:

-Brzeziny, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Kralovsky Chlmec, Slovakia
-Krynki, Poland
-Lida, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Sambor, Ukraine
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Zgierz, Poland

Please remember that if you want to find if a yizkor book was written
about your ancestral town, you can check that online at the Yizkor
Book Database, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html.

Another reminder: fundraising yizkor book translation projects are
listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html. Your
donations will pay for professional translations of these books.
Supporting these important projects with a tax-deductible donation
will be much appreciated.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Small Russian translation job to complete Shtetl Co-Op Project! #lodz #poland

Alan Glixman
 

Dear group

The JRI-Poland Shtetl Co-Op project for Pabianice, near Lodz, has only a
small number of Russian records left to translate.

Is any kind group member willing to translate only 6 index pages (about 20
names per page) ?

Once we do this we will have finished extracting names >from all of the
approx. 2300 records >from 1831 through to 1870.

If you can help or if you would like to know more about this project, then
please contact me at alan.glixman@optusnet.com.au.

Regards

Alan Glixman, Sydney, Australia
Pabianice Shtetl Co-Op Coordinator

Researching in Poland:
GLIKSMAN (Praszka, Pabianice & Warsaw);
ZYLBERSZTEJN (Pabianice & Pilica);
LICHTENSTEIN (Plock); EPSZTAJN (Zarki);
HEYMAN and KON (Praszka & Wielun);
SZTYLLER (Praszka); HONIGSTOCK (Krosno);
and CHAZAN, MONTAG, LAPP, BROKMAN
... and the town OPATOWEK.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland June 2004 update for Yizkor Book Project #lodz #poland

Joyce Field
 

In June 2004 the Yizkor Book Project added four new books, two new
entries, and 11 updates. All translations can be accessed >from
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. New and updated
materials are flagged for easy identification as you scroll through
the long alphabetical index.

New books:

-Opoczno, Poland
-Przedborz, Poland
-Ropczyce, Poland
-Tehran Children: indexed under Miscellaneous, Yaldei Tzion-Derech
Hatlaot shel Yaldei Tehran
,http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tehran/Tehran.html

New entries >from Pinkas HaKehillot

-Inowlodz, Poland: Poland, volume 1
-Kapciamestis, Lithuania: Lithuania

Updates:

-Brzeziny, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Kralovsky Chlmec, Slovakia
-Krynki, Poland
-Lida, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Sambor, Ukraine
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Zgierz, Poland

Please remember that if you want to find if a yizkor book was written
about your ancestral town, you can check that online at the Yizkor
Book Database, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html.

Another reminder: fundraising yizkor book translation projects are
listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html. Your
donations will pay for professional translations of these books.
Supporting these important projects with a tax-deductible donation
will be much appreciated.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Ahlem Labor Camp #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Dear Researchers,

A very moving and exciting documentary is being produced for the public
television network, PBS. Called "Angel of Ahlem", it is about an American
soldier >from Iowa, Vernon Tott, who helped liberate a labor camp in Ahlem,
just outside Hanover, Germany. By chance, he happened to have a pocket
camera with him, took 18 photographs of the survivors, sent them home, put
them in a shoebox in his basement, and forgot about them for almost 50 years
ago. And then one day he read a notice in a military newsletter asking if
anyone knew the whereabouts of the young soldier who took pictures the day
Ahlem was liberated. He realized he was the one, located the photographs,
and contacted the Jewish survivor who had written the letter. It turns out
all the Jews at Ahlem were >from Lodz, Poland. They had been in the Lodz
Ghetto, deported to Auschwitz, and >from there to the labor camp in Hanover,
Germany. This ex-soldier, almost 80 years old and in failing health, has
made it his life's mission to locate as many survivors as possible, share
with them the photos he made, and lecture school children on the horrors of
the Holocaust. This past November he was honored at the National Holocaust
Museum. He traveled to Hanover recently for a ceremony honoring him and a
number of the survivors. The crew was there to film the events, and then on
May 6 left for Lodz for two days to film the ghetto area, Jewish cemetery,
and other aspects of Jewish life in the Lodz area. They plan to attend the
Commemoration of the Liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto at the end of August
with some survivors and trace their roots.

These photos have been put on a website in the hopes that you will be able
to identify the people in the pictures. Please take a look at
http://www.jou.ufl.edu/documentary/prod/Ahlem/album/default.asp. To learn
more about this story, do an internet search on Ahlem Labor Camp.

If you know of anyone who might have also been in this labor camp, please
share the photographs with him.

Thank you!
Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York
LARG Co-coordinator http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/
Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing- Poland,
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/belchatow.htm
Belchatow Yizkor Book Project Coordinator
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html
JRI-Poland Board Member http://www.jri-poland.org


Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto in Lodz #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Dear Lodz Area Researchers,

For information about all the events planned for the commemoration, go to
http://www.ghetto.lodz.pl/ghetto/index2.php
Click on the flag in the upper right-hand corner for the English version.
If you attend the 60th Anniversary Commemoration, please tell us all about
it and share your impressions.

Thanks.

Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York
LARG Co-coordinator http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/
Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing- Poland,
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/belchatow.htm
Belchatow Yizkor Book Project Coordinator
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html
JRI-Poland Board Member http://www.jri-poland.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Ahlem Labor Camp #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Dear Researchers,

A very moving and exciting documentary is being produced for the public
television network, PBS. Called "Angel of Ahlem", it is about an American
soldier >from Iowa, Vernon Tott, who helped liberate a labor camp in Ahlem,
just outside Hanover, Germany. By chance, he happened to have a pocket
camera with him, took 18 photographs of the survivors, sent them home, put
them in a shoebox in his basement, and forgot about them for almost 50 years
ago. And then one day he read a notice in a military newsletter asking if
anyone knew the whereabouts of the young soldier who took pictures the day
Ahlem was liberated. He realized he was the one, located the photographs,
and contacted the Jewish survivor who had written the letter. It turns out
all the Jews at Ahlem were >from Lodz, Poland. They had been in the Lodz
Ghetto, deported to Auschwitz, and >from there to the labor camp in Hanover,
Germany. This ex-soldier, almost 80 years old and in failing health, has
made it his life's mission to locate as many survivors as possible, share
with them the photos he made, and lecture school children on the horrors of
the Holocaust. This past November he was honored at the National Holocaust
Museum. He traveled to Hanover recently for a ceremony honoring him and a
number of the survivors. The crew was there to film the events, and then on
May 6 left for Lodz for two days to film the ghetto area, Jewish cemetery,
and other aspects of Jewish life in the Lodz area. They plan to attend the
Commemoration of the Liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto at the end of August
with some survivors and trace their roots.

These photos have been put on a website in the hopes that you will be able
to identify the people in the pictures. Please take a look at
http://www.jou.ufl.edu/documentary/prod/Ahlem/album/default.asp. To learn
more about this story, do an internet search on Ahlem Labor Camp.

If you know of anyone who might have also been in this labor camp, please
share the photographs with him.

Thank you!
Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York
LARG Co-coordinator http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/
Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing- Poland,
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/belchatow.htm
Belchatow Yizkor Book Project Coordinator
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html
JRI-Poland Board Member http://www.jri-poland.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto in Lodz #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Dear Lodz Area Researchers,

For information about all the events planned for the commemoration, go to
http://www.ghetto.lodz.pl/ghetto/index2.php
Click on the flag in the upper right-hand corner for the English version.
If you attend the 60th Anniversary Commemoration, please tell us all about
it and share your impressions.

Thanks.

Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York
LARG Co-coordinator http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/
Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing- Poland,
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/belchatow.htm
Belchatow Yizkor Book Project Coordinator
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html
JRI-Poland Board Member http://www.jri-poland.org


Seek Siegmundo Hirsch email address #germany

Ernest Kallmann <kallmann.ernest@...>
 

My message to Mr. Hirsch bounces back. Does any Gersigger know his
present email address ? Please respond privately. Thanks

Ernest Kallmann Suburban Paris, France kallmann.ernest@wanadoo.fr


German SIG #Germany Seek Siegmundo Hirsch email address #germany

Ernest Kallmann <kallmann.ernest@...>
 

My message to Mr. Hirsch bounces back. Does any Gersigger know his
present email address ? Please respond privately. Thanks

Ernest Kallmann Suburban Paris, France kallmann.ernest@wanadoo.fr


INTRO- Was William Henry ADLER Germany/South Africa/London - Jewish?? #germany

Caroline <cfb@...>
 

Dear GerSig,
I have just joined this group and only been researching my genealogy
sporadically over the last few months - so apologise for any naivity in advance.

I'm >from Lancaster, England and don't speak any other languages - as yet. I
have only recently discovered that my great, great grandfather was a German
Jew (William Henry ADLER) although I'm told he probably wasn't practising.
He was born in Germany but also lived in South Africa where he discovered
gold (he was an explorer) and built the first 2-storey house in J'burg) and
then London. He married a Cecaelia Virgotinni (Italian) and their daughter
Myra Rosa Adler was my great-grandmother.

My great, great, grandfather - William Henry ADLER is listed in the 1901
census as below. However, I have been asked whether I'm sure he really as
a Jew. My source is an aunt who says he was a non-practising Jew. Does
anyone have any advice as to how I might confirm this - ultimately trace his
parents in Germany I guess?

Also, what defines someone as a Jew - especially if they were born in
Germany and not practising? Would his parents have to have come from
Israel/or be practising Jews? The knowledge I have so far is as follows:

William Henry ADLER (1845- ?) married Cecaelia Virgotinni 1854-? (Italian)
Children : Cecil G. 1876-? (architect's clerk);
Benjamin H. 1879-? (Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers);
Myra Rosa Adler 1880-1932 married Roger Raoul-Duval 1877-1917 (French)
Children: Raymonde Peace Audrey Raoul-Duval (my grandmother) & Jacques Raoul-Duval

Sources included:
1) ENGLISH CENSUS 1901 as follows:

William H. ADLER, Head, 56, living on own means, born in Germany,
naturalized Br. subject
Cacelia E. Wife, 47, born in Orange Free State (Africa) (checkmark
seems to indicate naturalized also, same for son Cecil, below)
Cecil G. Son, 25, articles clerk, born in Orange Free State
Benjamin H. Son, 22, 2nd Lt. in 4th Batt. Royal Fusilliers, born in
Durban, Natal (Africa)
Myra R. Dau, 20, born London, S. Kensington
Ruby Dau in law, 27, born in Durban, Natal
Tibby EVANS Visitor, 21
Maud EVANS Visitor, 20
Thomas C. D. STRATTON (sp?) Visitor, 26, stockbroker agent
Albert MOSS Servant, 26, footman
Henry BALLDOOD Servant, 22, footman
Sarah A. Q----ton Servant, 46, cook
Maria T. LONQUE Servant, 34, ladysmaid (born in France)
Jane CLIFTON Servant, 37, housemaid
Ellen K. CHERRUF Servant, 26, housemaid
Ada M. OLIVER Servant, 20, housemaid
Elizabeth NOWTON Servant, 29, kitchenmaid
Grace SPRAGGS Servant, 17, scullerymaid

The family dwelled at 101 Harrow Weald Park, Middlesex. (census district 15)

2) MY FAMILY
3) MESSAGE >from JEWISHGEN MEMBER:
He must have been Wilhelm Heinrich Adler
re 4th battalion:
1900.02.31 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers raised at Dover
1900.02 England: Dover
1902 Woolwich
1904 Ireland: Dublin
1906 Mullingar
1909 England: Aldershot
1912 Parkhurst
1914.08 France and Flanders 3 Div
1919 Iraq
1920 India

My primary research goals now are to find out:

A Where William Henry ADLER was born (and his wife)/obtain birth/death certs
B Who his parents were and whether they were practising Jews
C Whether his wife Cecealia (Cecillia?) was a Jew
D Whether his sons survived the war and had familes of their own
E Any other details/information going about them and their forebears

Caroline Faunce-Brown Lancaster, England cfb@pobox.com


German SIG #Germany INTRO- Was William Henry ADLER Germany/South Africa/London - Jewish?? #germany

Caroline <cfb@...>
 

Dear GerSig,
I have just joined this group and only been researching my genealogy
sporadically over the last few months - so apologise for any naivity in advance.

I'm >from Lancaster, England and don't speak any other languages - as yet. I
have only recently discovered that my great, great grandfather was a German
Jew (William Henry ADLER) although I'm told he probably wasn't practising.
He was born in Germany but also lived in South Africa where he discovered
gold (he was an explorer) and built the first 2-storey house in J'burg) and
then London. He married a Cecaelia Virgotinni (Italian) and their daughter
Myra Rosa Adler was my great-grandmother.

My great, great, grandfather - William Henry ADLER is listed in the 1901
census as below. However, I have been asked whether I'm sure he really as
a Jew. My source is an aunt who says he was a non-practising Jew. Does
anyone have any advice as to how I might confirm this - ultimately trace his
parents in Germany I guess?

Also, what defines someone as a Jew - especially if they were born in
Germany and not practising? Would his parents have to have come from
Israel/or be practising Jews? The knowledge I have so far is as follows:

William Henry ADLER (1845- ?) married Cecaelia Virgotinni 1854-? (Italian)
Children : Cecil G. 1876-? (architect's clerk);
Benjamin H. 1879-? (Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers);
Myra Rosa Adler 1880-1932 married Roger Raoul-Duval 1877-1917 (French)
Children: Raymonde Peace Audrey Raoul-Duval (my grandmother) & Jacques Raoul-Duval

Sources included:
1) ENGLISH CENSUS 1901 as follows:

William H. ADLER, Head, 56, living on own means, born in Germany,
naturalized Br. subject
Cacelia E. Wife, 47, born in Orange Free State (Africa) (checkmark
seems to indicate naturalized also, same for son Cecil, below)
Cecil G. Son, 25, articles clerk, born in Orange Free State
Benjamin H. Son, 22, 2nd Lt. in 4th Batt. Royal Fusilliers, born in
Durban, Natal (Africa)
Myra R. Dau, 20, born London, S. Kensington
Ruby Dau in law, 27, born in Durban, Natal
Tibby EVANS Visitor, 21
Maud EVANS Visitor, 20
Thomas C. D. STRATTON (sp?) Visitor, 26, stockbroker agent
Albert MOSS Servant, 26, footman
Henry BALLDOOD Servant, 22, footman
Sarah A. Q----ton Servant, 46, cook
Maria T. LONQUE Servant, 34, ladysmaid (born in France)
Jane CLIFTON Servant, 37, housemaid
Ellen K. CHERRUF Servant, 26, housemaid
Ada M. OLIVER Servant, 20, housemaid
Elizabeth NOWTON Servant, 29, kitchenmaid
Grace SPRAGGS Servant, 17, scullerymaid

The family dwelled at 101 Harrow Weald Park, Middlesex. (census district 15)

2) MY FAMILY
3) MESSAGE >from JEWISHGEN MEMBER:
He must have been Wilhelm Heinrich Adler
re 4th battalion:
1900.02.31 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers raised at Dover
1900.02 England: Dover
1902 Woolwich
1904 Ireland: Dublin
1906 Mullingar
1909 England: Aldershot
1912 Parkhurst
1914.08 France and Flanders 3 Div
1919 Iraq
1920 India

My primary research goals now are to find out:

A Where William Henry ADLER was born (and his wife)/obtain birth/death certs
B Who his parents were and whether they were practising Jews
C Whether his wife Cecealia (Cecillia?) was a Jew
D Whether his sons survived the war and had familes of their own
E Any other details/information going about them and their forebears

Caroline Faunce-Brown Lancaster, England cfb@pobox.com


Re: Bnai Brith Lodge, Berlin #germany

Christopher Massur <cmassur@...>
 

Dear Miriam,
it also seems that the original records are now kept in Moscow, as can be seen at:

http://www.research.co.il/moscow.html

the record shows:
RG 769, Great Lodge of the Independent Jewish Order Bnai Brith, Berlin 2411
files >from the years 1844-1939 Kind regards,

Christopher Massur in Curaçao, N.A.


German SIG #Germany RE: Bnai Brith Lodge, Berlin #germany

Christopher Massur <cmassur@...>
 

Dear Miriam,
it also seems that the original records are now kept in Moscow, as can be seen at:

http://www.research.co.il/moscow.html

the record shows:
RG 769, Great Lodge of the Independent Jewish Order Bnai Brith, Berlin 2411
files >from the years 1844-1939 Kind regards,

Christopher Massur in Curaçao, N.A.


Re: Bnai Brith Lodge - Kleistrasse, Berlin 1920 #germany

Christopher Massur <cmassur@...>
 

Dear Miriam,
you could enquire with the Jewish Museum in Berlin
Jüdisches Museum Berlin Perhaps they have records. Kind regards

Jüdisches Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9-14
10969 Berlin fuehrungen@jmberlin.de
Info: (030) 25993-300 Fax: (030) 25993-409 info@jmberlin.de

Christopher Massur in Curaçao, N.A.


German SIG #Germany RE: Bnai Brith Lodge - Kleistrasse, Berlin 1920 #germany

Christopher Massur <cmassur@...>
 

Dear Miriam,
you could enquire with the Jewish Museum in Berlin
Jüdisches Museum Berlin Perhaps they have records. Kind regards

Jüdisches Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9-14
10969 Berlin fuehrungen@jmberlin.de
Info: (030) 25993-300 Fax: (030) 25993-409 info@jmberlin.de

Christopher Massur in Curaçao, N.A.