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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Relationship of ROSENBAUM and ISRAEL families in KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

The person who may be able to help you is Tom Dietz at Kalamazoo Valley Museum.
tdietz@... He is the director of collections and is very familiar with the
history of Kalamazoo, and specifically its Jewish mercantile businessmen.
Incidentally Manes ISRAEL is supposed to have been the first Jewish resident of
Kalamazoo, arriving in 1843. In 1864 he built a brick building for his dry goods
store. In 1866 he and others started a Reform congregation and in 1875 they
constructed their first Temple. The book Kalamazoo Lost & Found by Lynn Smith
Houghton and Pamela Hall O'Connor has very good photos of interest to the Israel
and ROSENBAUM families. So too does the book Kalamazoo The Place Behind the
Products by Larry B. Massie and Peter J. Schmitt. I wouldn't be surprised
if Mr. Dietz supplied these pictures.

Good luck,

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSCHFELD, BUCHSBAUM, LINDENBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec Bienkow, Glinyany-GALICIA
MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI, TOBIASZ-Brest-Litovsk, Vysokae-BELARUS


Re: Hamburg Emigration data #belarus

Bob Kosovsky
 

Boris Krantz "scooped" me in mentioning the Hamburg Passenger Lists,
1850-1934 (only 1890-1913 have been indexed so far, although the entire
microfilm is available as scanned images). This wonderful resource is
available to those who've paid for membership to Ancestry.com:

http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1068

Since I've been harvesting information for lots of people, I think I can make
a couple of observations.

The Hamburg Emigration data forms a lovely complement to the databases of
Ellis Island and Castle Garden. Being able to observe the departure from
Hamburg and arrival in New York, one can see that the trip took about 14
days (sometimes less, often more), and that there were not that many ships in
any given year making the cross-ocean voyage.

Unlike the Ellis Island database which only records the country of origin, the
Hamburg data ALSO records the *town* (spelled in German, of course, and one
must expect variant spellings - thank goodness for wildcards). In searching
my ancestral town, Slutsk, I put in the search term "Slu*K" and got over
2,500 hits, with many of the names familiar >from the town's Pinkas and my
other researches.

I was never able to find my great-grandfather in Ellis Island or Castle Garden
databases - but there he is in the Hamburg data. And in general, I believe I
have found more names in the Hamburg data than for the comperable New York
databases.

As yet, we have no comprehensive immigration databases for Brazil or ports in
England. But the Hamburg emigration data shows that these were destinations
for many people, so it presents some interesting branches to follow.

It's a wonderful database and I highly recommend it for people searching
ancestors in Belarus.


Bob Kosovsky - New York City, NY
searching and collecting all variants of: KASOFSKI/Y, KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y,
KOSOFSKI/Y, KOSOVSKI/Y, KOSOWSKI/Y, KASSOFSKI/Y, KASSOVSKI/Y, KASSOWSKI/Y,
KOSSOFSKI/Y, KOSSOVSKI/Y, KOSSOWSKI/Y, KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc.


Re: Relationship of ROSENBAUM and ISRAEL families in KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

The person who may be able to help you is Tom Dietz at Kalamazoo Valley Museum.
tdietz@... He is the director of collections and is very familiar with the
history of Kalamazoo, and specifically its Jewish mercantile businessmen.
Incidentally Manes ISRAEL is supposed to have been the first Jewish resident of
Kalamazoo, arriving in 1843. In 1864 he built a brick building for his dry goods
store. In 1866 he and others started a Reform congregation and in 1875 they
constructed their first Temple. The book Kalamazoo Lost & Found by Lynn Smith
Houghton and Pamela Hall O'Connor has very good photos of interest to the Israel
and ROSENBAUM families. So too does the book Kalamazoo The Place Behind the
Products by Larry B. Massie and Peter J. Schmitt. I wouldn't be surprised
if Mr. Dietz supplied these pictures.

Good luck,

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSCHFELD, BUCHSBAUM, LINDENBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec Bienkow, Glinyany-GALICIA
MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI, TOBIASZ-Brest-Litovsk, Vysokae-BELARUS


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Hamburg Emigration data #belarus

Bob Kosovsky
 

Boris Krantz "scooped" me in mentioning the Hamburg Passenger Lists,
1850-1934 (only 1890-1913 have been indexed so far, although the entire
microfilm is available as scanned images). This wonderful resource is
available to those who've paid for membership to Ancestry.com:

http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1068

Since I've been harvesting information for lots of people, I think I can make
a couple of observations.

The Hamburg Emigration data forms a lovely complement to the databases of
Ellis Island and Castle Garden. Being able to observe the departure from
Hamburg and arrival in New York, one can see that the trip took about 14
days (sometimes less, often more), and that there were not that many ships in
any given year making the cross-ocean voyage.

Unlike the Ellis Island database which only records the country of origin, the
Hamburg data ALSO records the *town* (spelled in German, of course, and one
must expect variant spellings - thank goodness for wildcards). In searching
my ancestral town, Slutsk, I put in the search term "Slu*K" and got over
2,500 hits, with many of the names familiar >from the town's Pinkas and my
other researches.

I was never able to find my great-grandfather in Ellis Island or Castle Garden
databases - but there he is in the Hamburg data. And in general, I believe I
have found more names in the Hamburg data than for the comperable New York
databases.

As yet, we have no comprehensive immigration databases for Brazil or ports in
England. But the Hamburg emigration data shows that these were destinations
for many people, so it presents some interesting branches to follow.

It's a wonderful database and I highly recommend it for people searching
ancestors in Belarus.


Bob Kosovsky - New York City, NY
searching and collecting all variants of: KASOFSKI/Y, KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y,
KOSOFSKI/Y, KOSOVSKI/Y, KOSOWSKI/Y, KASSOFSKI/Y, KASSOVSKI/Y, KASSOWSKI/Y,
KOSSOFSKI/Y, KOSSOVSKI/Y, KOSSOWSKI/Y, KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc.


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim NEED HELP WITH TOMBSTONE TRANSLATIONS PLEASE #sephardic

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Dear friends,

I want to thank all the people who have helped me to translate many of
the tombstones >from the Jewish Cemetery on the Island of Rhodes. This
valuable information helps me immensely, especially, and in conjunction
with the project that I have undertaken to see if all of the HANANs
from this island are genetically related using DNA analysis.
I have posted photos of 4 tombstones (VM 9314, 9315, 9316, 9317) on
viewmate. VM 9317 is >from Seattle, Washington, and the other three are
from the Island of Rhodes. I would greatly appreciate any help with the
translation of these stones. You can click on the websites below:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9314
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9315
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9316
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9317

Please respond directly to my e-mail address.

Thank you so much.

Bob RUBIN MAYO
bob_rubin@...
Madrid, Spain

Researching: HANAN, MAYO/DeMAYO >from Island of Rhodes


NEED HELP WITH TOMBSTONE TRANSLATIONS PLEASE #sephardic

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Dear friends,

I want to thank all the people who have helped me to translate many of
the tombstones >from the Jewish Cemetery on the Island of Rhodes. This
valuable information helps me immensely, especially, and in conjunction
with the project that I have undertaken to see if all of the HANANs
from this island are genetically related using DNA analysis.
I have posted photos of 4 tombstones (VM 9314, 9315, 9316, 9317) on
viewmate. VM 9317 is >from Seattle, Washington, and the other three are
from the Island of Rhodes. I would greatly appreciate any help with the
translation of these stones. You can click on the websites below:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9314
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9315
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9316
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9317

Please respond directly to my e-mail address.

Thank you so much.

Bob RUBIN MAYO
bob_rubin@...
Madrid, Spain

Researching: HANAN, MAYO/DeMAYO >from Island of Rhodes


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Original Polish Addresses and Guides #lodz #poland

Eva Blanket
 

Hi Genners,

As the result of finding some relatives in the mid to latter-1800's, through
the wonderful Jewishgen and JRI-Poland Archives....I am soon going to travel
to these ancestral towns eg. Lodz, Lask, Ujazd in Poland and was wondering
how I would go about trying to get any possible addresses of these relatives
and Jewish places interests eg. Synagogues, schools etc.?

Also I would like to know the best way of finding a reputable guide to
assist in our journey to the above towns and perhaps also Krackow and
Warsaw? >from experience is it better to get one guide for all these towns or
a different one for each major city?

Regards,
Eva BLANKET
Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Researching: BLANKET/BLANKIET in -Lodz, Ujazd, Lask (POLAND)
-ENGLAND-FRANCE-AUSTRALIA


Original Polish Addresses and Guides #lodz #poland

Eva Blanket
 

Hi Genners,

As the result of finding some relatives in the mid to latter-1800's, through
the wonderful Jewishgen and JRI-Poland Archives....I am soon going to travel
to these ancestral towns eg. Lodz, Lask, Ujazd in Poland and was wondering
how I would go about trying to get any possible addresses of these relatives
and Jewish places interests eg. Synagogues, schools etc.?

Also I would like to know the best way of finding a reputable guide to
assist in our journey to the above towns and perhaps also Krackow and
Warsaw? >from experience is it better to get one guide for all these towns or
a different one for each major city?

Regards,
Eva BLANKET
Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Researching: BLANKET/BLANKIET in -Lodz, Ujazd, Lask (POLAND)
-ENGLAND-FRANCE-AUSTRALIA


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: lodz digest: January 17, 2007 #lodz #poland

Edna Hoover
 

Also researching Loser Hirsch BAUMGARTEN >from Leczyca, Lodz Area, migrated
to Belgium, probably between the two World Wars. Deported with wife, Mariem
Hinde REINHOLD-FUHRER & 2 children Nesanel Wolf & Anna.

"Edna Hoover"
JGFF Researcher # 66736
B'klyn NY
ednahoover@...

[Moderator Note: Please respond privately unless of interest to the
entire group.]


Re: lodz digest: January 17, 2007 #poland #lodz

Edna Hoover
 

Also researching Loser Hirsch BAUMGARTEN >from Leczyca, Lodz Area, migrated
to Belgium, probably between the two World Wars. Deported with wife, Mariem
Hinde REINHOLD-FUHRER & 2 children Nesanel Wolf & Anna.

"Edna Hoover"
JGFF Researcher # 66736
B'klyn NY
ednahoover@...

[Moderator Note: Please respond privately unless of interest to the
entire group.]


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Leneyce ? Linchess ? Lynczyz #lodz #poland

Fay Bussgang <fbussgang@...>
 

This looks like Leczyca to me. In Polish, the "L" has a slash and the
first "e" has a tail, and thus it is pronounced "Wenchitsa," but in
Yiddish, it was Lenczyc (Lenchitz).

It is not far >from Lodz and had lots ofJews there before the war.
When the Jews >from there moved to the big city, it was usually to Lodz.

For info about Leczyca cemetery, see: http://www.jewishgen.org/
cemetery/e-europe/pol-l.html

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA

Subject: Leneyce ? Linchess ? Lynczyz
From: Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 23:18:10 +0100


Leneyce ? Linchess ? Lynczyz #lodz #poland

Fay Bussgang <fbussgang@...>
 

This looks like Leczyca to me. In Polish, the "L" has a slash and the
first "e" has a tail, and thus it is pronounced "Wenchitsa," but in
Yiddish, it was Lenczyc (Lenchitz).

It is not far >from Lodz and had lots ofJews there before the war.
When the Jews >from there moved to the big city, it was usually to Lodz.

For info about Leczyca cemetery, see: http://www.jewishgen.org/
cemetery/e-europe/pol-l.html

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA

Subject: Leneyce ? Linchess ? Lynczyz
From: Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 23:18:10 +0100


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: lodz digest: January 17, 2007 #lodz #poland

Barbara Rubinstein <barbara@...>
 

It could be Leczyca, a little town near Lodz. http://www.leczyca.info.pl/
Barbara Rubinstein

----- Original Message -----
Subject: Leneyce ? Linchess ? Lynczyz
From: Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 23:18:10 +0100
Oy ...
I have finaly found documents concerning my husband's maternal family
- these are records of the Jewish Registry >from Brussles, concerning
m embers of the LESLAU Family, who came to Brussels >from Lodz.
However, the birth place of my late father in law - Szulem Einoch
Leslau is written on one doc as "Leneyce ", on another child's card
it is given as " Linchess " and on the third child's card, as
"Lynczyz". On the birth certificate of a 4th child, next to the name
of the father's birth place, it is noted "Pologne russe (Russian
Poland).
The problem is that neither of the spellings gives any thing that
makes sense when I try to locate the place with shtetel sekaer.
Anyone has an idea of what is this place and where ? Furthermore,
does the town of "Pentka" means anything to anyone ?
Tks in advance
Rivka (for Chalom) Schirman
Paris, France


Re: lodz digest: January 17, 2007 #poland #lodz

Barbara Rubinstein <barbara@...>
 

It could be Leczyca, a little town near Lodz. http://www.leczyca.info.pl/
Barbara Rubinstein

----- Original Message -----
Subject: Leneyce ? Linchess ? Lynczyz
From: Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 23:18:10 +0100
Oy ...
I have finaly found documents concerning my husband's maternal family
- these are records of the Jewish Registry >from Brussles, concerning
m embers of the LESLAU Family, who came to Brussels >from Lodz.
However, the birth place of my late father in law - Szulem Einoch
Leslau is written on one doc as "Leneyce ", on another child's card
it is given as " Linchess " and on the third child's card, as
"Lynczyz". On the birth certificate of a 4th child, next to the name
of the father's birth place, it is noted "Pologne russe (Russian
Poland).
The problem is that neither of the spellings gives any thing that
makes sense when I try to locate the place with shtetel sekaer.
Anyone has an idea of what is this place and where ? Furthermore,
does the town of "Pentka" means anything to anyone ?
Tks in advance
Rivka (for Chalom) Schirman
Paris, France


The Jews of Galicia in 1839 #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

My husband and I are going through a major downsizing in preparation for
our move to an apartment. I found in my house 5 copies of "The Jews of
Galicia in 1839," the reprint that Peter Oresick produced for Gesher
Galicia in 1997. This booklet was a chapter in a much larger book
entitled, Narrative of a Mission of Inquiry to the Jews >from the Church
of Scotland in 1839. The travellers/authors, Andrew A. Bonar and Robert
Murray M'Cheyne, travelled the world on a mission to find Jews and to
report on their "condition and character." The resulting 740 book was
published in 1842 and includes woodcuts, maps and drawings. The 53 page
chapter on Galicia offers rich observations of how Jews were living in
many communities though their focus was on Lemberg (Lviv), Tarnopol,
Brody and Cracow.

The late Nat Abramowitz found this book and Peter Oresick >from Carnegie
Mellon worked for many months to locate a copy good enough to scan and
use for production of the booklet. The booklet was actually produced by
volunteers at Carnegie Mellon as a project.

If you are interested in having one of these 5 copies, please let me know
so that I can arrange to mail a copy of the booklet. I am asking for a
donation to Gesher Galicia of $5 plus $5 to cover mailing costs. If you
live outside the US, the mailing costs will be higher.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia The Jews of Galicia in 1839 #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

My husband and I are going through a major downsizing in preparation for
our move to an apartment. I found in my house 5 copies of "The Jews of
Galicia in 1839," the reprint that Peter Oresick produced for Gesher
Galicia in 1997. This booklet was a chapter in a much larger book
entitled, Narrative of a Mission of Inquiry to the Jews >from the Church
of Scotland in 1839. The travellers/authors, Andrew A. Bonar and Robert
Murray M'Cheyne, travelled the world on a mission to find Jews and to
report on their "condition and character." The resulting 740 book was
published in 1842 and includes woodcuts, maps and drawings. The 53 page
chapter on Galicia offers rich observations of how Jews were living in
many communities though their focus was on Lemberg (Lviv), Tarnopol,
Brody and Cracow.

The late Nat Abramowitz found this book and Peter Oresick >from Carnegie
Mellon worked for many months to locate a copy good enough to scan and
use for production of the booklet. The booklet was actually produced by
volunteers at Carnegie Mellon as a project.

If you are interested in having one of these 5 copies, please let me know
so that I can arrange to mail a copy of the booklet. I am asking for a
donation to Gesher Galicia of $5 plus $5 to cover mailing costs. If you
live outside the US, the mailing costs will be higher.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


seeking information on Sarah MONTEFIORE MITCHELL, b. 1763 London, England, d. 1825 Maysville, KY USA #usa

ann zeman <annzeman@...>
 

I'm looking for information on my ancestor Sarah MONTEFIORE Mitchell, of
Maysville KY, b. 1763 London, England, d. 1825 Maysville Ky. In 1784 in
London she married George Mitchell of Kinnellar, near Aberdeen, Scotland,
the evidence suggests an elopement. In that same year they emigrated to the
US, aboard the Wight Swan. They settled in Maysville Kentucky.

The particular information I am seeking:
I have a fair amount of information on her, that sort of info that can be
found in local government records (real estate deed registration, wills,
etc) but I would love to know if there was a Jewish community in Kentucky at
that time that she might have joined and participated in. Her husband was
Presbyterian. In a related search, I'm trying to find out if there were
letters or diaries >from her parents in London, David and Leah MONTEFIORE . If
there is a Montefiore library in London, I would love to know.

I'm very much an amateur at this but have been gathering information for a
couple of years now. Thanks

Ann Avery Zeman Eugene, Oregon, USA


Early American SIG #USA seeking information on Sarah MONTEFIORE MITCHELL, b. 1763 London, England, d. 1825 Maysville, KY USA #usa

ann zeman <annzeman@...>
 

I'm looking for information on my ancestor Sarah MONTEFIORE Mitchell, of
Maysville KY, b. 1763 London, England, d. 1825 Maysville Ky. In 1784 in
London she married George Mitchell of Kinnellar, near Aberdeen, Scotland,
the evidence suggests an elopement. In that same year they emigrated to the
US, aboard the Wight Swan. They settled in Maysville Kentucky.

The particular information I am seeking:
I have a fair amount of information on her, that sort of info that can be
found in local government records (real estate deed registration, wills,
etc) but I would love to know if there was a Jewish community in Kentucky at
that time that she might have joined and participated in. Her husband was
Presbyterian. In a related search, I'm trying to find out if there were
letters or diaries >from her parents in London, David and Leah MONTEFIORE . If
there is a Montefiore library in London, I would love to know.

I'm very much an amateur at this but have been gathering information for a
couple of years now. Thanks

Ann Avery Zeman Eugene, Oregon, USA


The new MESUSA 5 has just been published #germany

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

I thought you might like to know that Johann Fleischmann's MESUSA 5
has just been published and is as interesting as ever! Every two
years, Fleishmann publishes a new book of MESUSA which covers the
Jewish communities between the rivers Aurach, Ebrach, Aisch and Seebach in
Franconia. He always finds fascinating tidbits on the lives of our
families, things we wouldn't know to look for or even where to look.
I love reading what he researches and writes. You can see details
about the latest MESUSA on the Mesusa website: www.mesusa.de

Enjoy! Martha Lev-Zion at a University in Israel
http://www.avotaynu.com/books/tamar.htm


German SIG #Germany The new MESUSA 5 has just been published #germany

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

I thought you might like to know that Johann Fleischmann's MESUSA 5
has just been published and is as interesting as ever! Every two
years, Fleishmann publishes a new book of MESUSA which covers the
Jewish communities between the rivers Aurach, Ebrach, Aisch and Seebach in
Franconia. He always finds fascinating tidbits on the lives of our
families, things we wouldn't know to look for or even where to look.
I love reading what he researches and writes. You can see details
about the latest MESUSA on the Mesusa website: www.mesusa.de

Enjoy! Martha Lev-Zion at a University in Israel
http://www.avotaynu.com/books/tamar.htm