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Re: Deportation of Polish Jews from Germany 1938 #germany

Willie Glaser
 

Elizabeth Jackson posted as follows:
Two documents I have >from Minden Germany, where my mother lived, indicate her
residence as follows: May-Sept. 1937, Hannover, Schellingstr.3 Dec. 26, 1937 -
Oct. 29, 1938, Hannover, Raabestr. 4 Does anyone know how I might find who was
residing at these addresses at that time? ..........

There is an explanation for " This family was taken away at the end of
October 1938". Most Polish Jews were deported >from Germany to Poland October
27/28, 1938.

Willie Glaser, St. Laurent QC, Canada


German SIG #Germany Re: Deportation of Polish Jews from Germany 1938 #germany

Willie Glaser
 

Elizabeth Jackson posted as follows:
Two documents I have >from Minden Germany, where my mother lived, indicate her
residence as follows: May-Sept. 1937, Hannover, Schellingstr.3 Dec. 26, 1937 -
Oct. 29, 1938, Hannover, Raabestr. 4 Does anyone know how I might find who was
residing at these addresses at that time? ..........

There is an explanation for " This family was taken away at the end of
October 1938". Most Polish Jews were deported >from Germany to Poland October
27/28, 1938.

Willie Glaser, St. Laurent QC, Canada


Jewish - German Language Newspapers #germany

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

from time-to-time, my great-grandfather, Rabbi Joseph Zeisler, when he
wasn't being a rabbi, noted that he was a reporter, journalist or editor.

We found listings for him in the New York City directory (1890/1891), on a
passport application (1895) and a ship's manifest in one of those roles.

Can anyone point me to a listing of the German/Jewish newspapers of the
1890s in the New York City area?

Also, it was mentioned in a 1906 Danville, PA newspaper that he was
relocating to Hartford, Connecticut as an editor. Would anyone have
information on a German/Jewish newspaper in Hartford in 1906? Thank you all!

Jerry Zeisler Leesburg, Virginia USA


German SIG #Germany Jewish - German Language Newspapers #germany

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

from time-to-time, my great-grandfather, Rabbi Joseph Zeisler, when he
wasn't being a rabbi, noted that he was a reporter, journalist or editor.

We found listings for him in the New York City directory (1890/1891), on a
passport application (1895) and a ship's manifest in one of those roles.

Can anyone point me to a listing of the German/Jewish newspapers of the
1890s in the New York City area?

Also, it was mentioned in a 1906 Danville, PA newspaper that he was
relocating to Hartford, Connecticut as an editor. Would anyone have
information on a German/Jewish newspaper in Hartford in 1906? Thank you all!

Jerry Zeisler Leesburg, Virginia USA


RUSS #germany

Daniel L. Rothschild <daniel@...>
 

Hello:
Thanks to GerSig***, I was able to locate a new family branch.
Now I'm looking for my greatfather side. There were >from Jarotchin, Posen.
What I know is that Helene RUSS was born 13 of November 1841. I dont know
the name of her parents. She was married to David SALOMON of Pleschen.

Thanks again.***

Daniel Rothschild daniel@rothschild.org.il

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German SIG #Germany RUSS #germany

Daniel L. Rothschild <daniel@...>
 

Hello:
Thanks to GerSig***, I was able to locate a new family branch.
Now I'm looking for my greatfather side. There were >from Jarotchin, Posen.
What I know is that Helene RUSS was born 13 of November 1841. I dont know
the name of her parents. She was married to David SALOMON of Pleschen.

Thanks again.***

Daniel Rothschild daniel@rothschild.org.il

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Re: SCHATZKES and YOFFE families #rabbinic

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Yesterday, I wrote:

Does anyone have the family trees of the SCHATZKES
family and this Rav Mordechai Gimpel YOFFE family, and could they
see if Pinsk or Karlin and the name KANTOR or any other details
mentioned above appear there.
I noticed in another family source that the names SCHATZ was spelled
in Hebrew with an additional "Kuf" (although in English it would be
spelled SHKATSCH). However, this gives an another strong hint of
some connection to the SCHATKES family (rather than SCHATZ).

Does anyone know of any connection between the SCHATKES family and
Pinsk &/or Karlin?

My ggguncle Chaim Dov's wife was a niece of Rabbi Y.E. SPEKTOR of
Grodno. Was there any connection between the SCHATZKES and SPEKTOR?
(besides the fact that they and/or their descendants gravitated
toward my alma mater RIETS at Yeshiva University.)

Shavua Tov

Yoni Ben-Ari


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: SCHATZKES and YOFFE families #rabbinic

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Yesterday, I wrote:

Does anyone have the family trees of the SCHATZKES
family and this Rav Mordechai Gimpel YOFFE family, and could they
see if Pinsk or Karlin and the name KANTOR or any other details
mentioned above appear there.
I noticed in another family source that the names SCHATZ was spelled
in Hebrew with an additional "Kuf" (although in English it would be
spelled SHKATSCH). However, this gives an another strong hint of
some connection to the SCHATKES family (rather than SCHATZ).

Does anyone know of any connection between the SCHATKES family and
Pinsk &/or Karlin?

My ggguncle Chaim Dov's wife was a niece of Rabbi Y.E. SPEKTOR of
Grodno. Was there any connection between the SCHATZKES and SPEKTOR?
(besides the fact that they and/or their descendants gravitated
toward my alma mater RIETS at Yeshiva University.)

Shavua Tov

Yoni Ben-Ari


New Jersey Cemetery Problem #general

Joan Parker <housemom@...>
 

Here are several ways that may help.

1. Send a certified, return receipt requested letters demanding nicely the
$25 or the photos or you will take legal action.
2. Contact the BBB in the local area.
3. Contact the cemetery association if there is one
4. You might have to even contact the District Attorney's office to report
fraud.
5. If your local paper has something similar to Action Line, which helps
resolve problems as we do in the Miami Herald, contact them.

Hope this helps.

Joan Parker
President JGS-GM, Inc.
Miami, FL
Searching: GOLDBERG and GOODSTEIN-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS and WINOGRAD-Brest, Litovsk maybe Odessa, Ukraine, Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.

I sent a check to a firm that manages the Newark Jewish Cemeteries, in early
October, to take a photo of a gravestone. Despite numerous phone calls, I
have yet to receive the photo, though they have cashed my check-$25!

Does anyone have any ideas as to how I may resolve this?

Thank you,
Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Jersey Cemetery Problem #general

Joan Parker <housemom@...>
 

Here are several ways that may help.

1. Send a certified, return receipt requested letters demanding nicely the
$25 or the photos or you will take legal action.
2. Contact the BBB in the local area.
3. Contact the cemetery association if there is one
4. You might have to even contact the District Attorney's office to report
fraud.
5. If your local paper has something similar to Action Line, which helps
resolve problems as we do in the Miami Herald, contact them.

Hope this helps.

Joan Parker
President JGS-GM, Inc.
Miami, FL
Searching: GOLDBERG and GOODSTEIN-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS and WINOGRAD-Brest, Litovsk maybe Odessa, Ukraine, Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.

I sent a check to a firm that manages the Newark Jewish Cemeteries, in early
October, to take a photo of a gravestone. Despite numerous phone calls, I
have yet to receive the photo, though they have cashed my check-$25!

Does anyone have any ideas as to how I may resolve this?

Thank you,
Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV


Shavler Ladies Society #general

David Ellis <dje@...>
 

My grandfather, Robert (Hebrew: Reuven Lazar) ELLIS, was born in the
United States in 1890. While he was alive, I tried to get information
from him, but he was quite uninformed about his roots. He didn't know
the names of any of his aunts, uncles, cousins or grandparents. Nor
did he know where in Europe they came from. Perhaps Vilna, perhaps
Bialystock. By the time I started my research, all three of his
(older) siblings were deceased, and none of their children could help,
either. He told me the surname was not originally ELLIS, but
something that sounded like YOELISH or YALISH.

He did give me the names of his parents, ABRAHM and EVA, the year they
came to the United States (1888), and the dates on which they died. I
obtained their death certificates >from the New York City board of
health, and this contained their parents' names: Benjamin YOLLIS and
Lilly, and Yakir SEROTA and Rachael. One more piece of information
proved valuable: the cemetery where they are buried (Mt. Zion in
Queens).

A visit to the cemetery turned up a very interesting clue. My
great-grandparents are buried in a section called the Shavler Ladies
Society, which is associated with the town of Siauliau (Shavli) in
Lithuania. As it turns out, my great-grandfather was secretary of the
Shavler Ladies Society burial society, and I found a ledger book,
written in Yiddish, which documents mostly dates and times of meetings
and various petty cash collections and disbursements. I couldn't
discern any information directly useful to my search.

Online research has not been successful. The immigration records at
ellisislandrecords.org go back to only 1892, so I haven't found their
ship manifest online. I did find a naturalization record >from 1897,
stating that my great-grandfather was born on 5/20/1852 (off by one
year >from the age on the tombstone and the death certificate) and
arrived in New York >from Europe on 4/10/1888. His profession was
listed as "rabbi", and he resided at 26 Allen Street in the Lower East
Side of Manhattan.

Database searches on jewishgen.org for any name sounding like ELLIS or
YOLLIS or SEROTA turned up no matches in the Siauliai area that
connect to the information I have. Looking outside Siauliai to other
locations in Lithuania, I found birth records for a Chava SIROTA born
in Butrimonys in 1852 to Yaker and Sorka. The year of birth matches,
the father's name matches, but not the mother's name. I also found a
record for an Abram IOELS born in Vilnius in 1849 to Benjamin and
Rochla Leah. The year of birth is two or three years too early, and
the mother's name is a questionable match (Lilly =?? Leah).

After all this, my question is: Can I infer >from the association with
the Shavler Ladies Society that my great-grandparents came from
Siauliai? Any other advice that might help my seemingly dead-ended
search?

Thanks in advance for any assistance!


--
David J Ellis
Framingham, MA
dje@mkitso.ultranet.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shavler Ladies Society #general

David Ellis <dje@...>
 

My grandfather, Robert (Hebrew: Reuven Lazar) ELLIS, was born in the
United States in 1890. While he was alive, I tried to get information
from him, but he was quite uninformed about his roots. He didn't know
the names of any of his aunts, uncles, cousins or grandparents. Nor
did he know where in Europe they came from. Perhaps Vilna, perhaps
Bialystock. By the time I started my research, all three of his
(older) siblings were deceased, and none of their children could help,
either. He told me the surname was not originally ELLIS, but
something that sounded like YOELISH or YALISH.

He did give me the names of his parents, ABRAHM and EVA, the year they
came to the United States (1888), and the dates on which they died. I
obtained their death certificates >from the New York City board of
health, and this contained their parents' names: Benjamin YOLLIS and
Lilly, and Yakir SEROTA and Rachael. One more piece of information
proved valuable: the cemetery where they are buried (Mt. Zion in
Queens).

A visit to the cemetery turned up a very interesting clue. My
great-grandparents are buried in a section called the Shavler Ladies
Society, which is associated with the town of Siauliau (Shavli) in
Lithuania. As it turns out, my great-grandfather was secretary of the
Shavler Ladies Society burial society, and I found a ledger book,
written in Yiddish, which documents mostly dates and times of meetings
and various petty cash collections and disbursements. I couldn't
discern any information directly useful to my search.

Online research has not been successful. The immigration records at
ellisislandrecords.org go back to only 1892, so I haven't found their
ship manifest online. I did find a naturalization record >from 1897,
stating that my great-grandfather was born on 5/20/1852 (off by one
year >from the age on the tombstone and the death certificate) and
arrived in New York >from Europe on 4/10/1888. His profession was
listed as "rabbi", and he resided at 26 Allen Street in the Lower East
Side of Manhattan.

Database searches on jewishgen.org for any name sounding like ELLIS or
YOLLIS or SEROTA turned up no matches in the Siauliai area that
connect to the information I have. Looking outside Siauliai to other
locations in Lithuania, I found birth records for a Chava SIROTA born
in Butrimonys in 1852 to Yaker and Sorka. The year of birth matches,
the father's name matches, but not the mother's name. I also found a
record for an Abram IOELS born in Vilnius in 1849 to Benjamin and
Rochla Leah. The year of birth is two or three years too early, and
the mother's name is a questionable match (Lilly =?? Leah).

After all this, my question is: Can I infer >from the association with
the Shavler Ladies Society that my great-grandparents came from
Siauliai? Any other advice that might help my seemingly dead-ended
search?

Thanks in advance for any assistance!


--
David J Ellis
Framingham, MA
dje@mkitso.ultranet.com


Re: British place names #general

Peter S. Wyant <p.wyant@...>
 

Not quite correct ...

If one ignores a couple of very small groups of islands that are
countries in the English Channel, there are only *two* countries ... the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (U.K.), and the
Republic of Ireland (Eire). Eire has a number of counties. The U.K. is
divided up into what can best be called four administrative districts,
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, each with their own
counties, and some even with a semi-independent parliament, but these
are *not* countries.

Peter Wyant
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Perets Mett wrote:

Sally Bruckheimer wrote:

I wouldn't dare to speak for British customs, but in the FHL CD and on
their website when you search by placename, you put in city and 'within'
or 'part of' as they are now-not as when you are looking. For US,
Canada, and Great Britain that hasn't changed much over any of our
lifetimes. In Great Britain, Ireland and England are the countries.

Not so.

Great Britain is the name of the largest island in the British Isles. It
contains three countries - England, Scotland and Wales - all of which
are part of the United Kingdom.

Ireland is the name of the second largest island in the British Isles.
It comprises 32 counties, 26 of which form a separate country, Eire
(often called ,confusingly, Ireland). The other six counties - Northern
Ireland - are part of the United Kingdom.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: British place names #general

Peter S. Wyant <p.wyant@...>
 

Not quite correct ...

If one ignores a couple of very small groups of islands that are
countries in the English Channel, there are only *two* countries ... the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (U.K.), and the
Republic of Ireland (Eire). Eire has a number of counties. The U.K. is
divided up into what can best be called four administrative districts,
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, each with their own
counties, and some even with a semi-independent parliament, but these
are *not* countries.

Peter Wyant
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Perets Mett wrote:

Sally Bruckheimer wrote:

I wouldn't dare to speak for British customs, but in the FHL CD and on
their website when you search by placename, you put in city and 'within'
or 'part of' as they are now-not as when you are looking. For US,
Canada, and Great Britain that hasn't changed much over any of our
lifetimes. In Great Britain, Ireland and England are the countries.

Not so.

Great Britain is the name of the largest island in the British Isles. It
contains three countries - England, Scotland and Wales - all of which
are part of the United Kingdom.

Ireland is the name of the second largest island in the British Isles.
It comprises 32 counties, 26 of which form a separate country, Eire
(often called ,confusingly, Ireland). The other six counties - Northern
Ireland - are part of the United Kingdom.


Addendum: Jewish Memorial Hospital #general

ralph dannheisser
 

A followup to the note I just posted:

I'm still a bit handicapped by not knowing what the original questioner
wanted to know.

But, if the issue is (at least in part) the hospital's address, here's some
more guidance.

It occurs to me that a small synagogue, Congregation Ohav Sholaum, is
directly adjacent to the former hospital site, to the north. I checked the
address for that congregation on the net, and it's 4624 Broadway. That
means that the hospital, located at the intersection just southward,
probably would have been 4600. (Possibly someone at the synagogue would
have further information about the hospital; their phone number is shown as
212-567-0900.)

Enough!

Ralph Dannheisser
Silver Spring, MD.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Addendum: Jewish Memorial Hospital #general

ralph dannheisser
 

A followup to the note I just posted:

I'm still a bit handicapped by not knowing what the original questioner
wanted to know.

But, if the issue is (at least in part) the hospital's address, here's some
more guidance.

It occurs to me that a small synagogue, Congregation Ohav Sholaum, is
directly adjacent to the former hospital site, to the north. I checked the
address for that congregation on the net, and it's 4624 Broadway. That
means that the hospital, located at the intersection just southward,
probably would have been 4600. (Possibly someone at the synagogue would
have further information about the hospital; their phone number is shown as
212-567-0900.)

Enough!

Ralph Dannheisser
Silver Spring, MD.


Re: Jewish Memorial Hospital #general

ralph dannheisser
 

I'm afraid I missed the initial posting, so this message is based on Jane
Voge-Kohai's response, below:

Jewish Memorial Hospital was located at the intersection of Broadway and
196th St., not 193rd.

Of this I'm sure, since I grew up next door to the hospital, in a six story
apartment building at 609 W. 196th.

I can't be as precise as to the street address, as the main entrance was
angled toward the Broadway side, but it would have been approximately 4600
or 4700 Broadway. (The ambulance entrance was on the 196th St. side.)

FYI, the hospital opened in 1938 -- the same year that I did. As Jane
suggests, it has been replaced by a public elementary or middle school.

Ralph Dannheisser
Silver Spring, MD.

********************
Here is the text of Message 347260:

Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 14:14:31 +0200
From: Jane Vogel-Kohai & Ofer Kohai <vogelko@netvision.net.il>
Subject: Jewish Memorial Hospital

Jewish Memorial Hospital was located in upper Manahttan, on Broadway at
approximately 193rd St. (don't know the building number, but it was on
the east side of Broadway). It closed about 20 years ago, I don't know
of any merger. The building was torn down, there is a school there now,
I think.
Good luck -
Jane Vogel-Kohai
Jerusalem, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Jewish Memorial Hospital #general

ralph dannheisser
 

I'm afraid I missed the initial posting, so this message is based on Jane
Voge-Kohai's response, below:

Jewish Memorial Hospital was located at the intersection of Broadway and
196th St., not 193rd.

Of this I'm sure, since I grew up next door to the hospital, in a six story
apartment building at 609 W. 196th.

I can't be as precise as to the street address, as the main entrance was
angled toward the Broadway side, but it would have been approximately 4600
or 4700 Broadway. (The ambulance entrance was on the 196th St. side.)

FYI, the hospital opened in 1938 -- the same year that I did. As Jane
suggests, it has been replaced by a public elementary or middle school.

Ralph Dannheisser
Silver Spring, MD.

********************
Here is the text of Message 347260:

Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 14:14:31 +0200
From: Jane Vogel-Kohai & Ofer Kohai <vogelko@netvision.net.il>
Subject: Jewish Memorial Hospital

Jewish Memorial Hospital was located in upper Manahttan, on Broadway at
approximately 193rd St. (don't know the building number, but it was on
the east side of Broadway). It closed about 20 years ago, I don't know
of any merger. The building was torn down, there is a school there now,
I think.
Good luck -
Jane Vogel-Kohai
Jerusalem, Israel


Re: A Mystery Found in London Synagogue Marriage Registers (JewishGen 1/10/2004) #general

Judith27
 

Could it be that this one couple -- Simon Henry and Harriet / Hannah
Saunders -- was married twice? They might have been married a first time when it
was thought the bride was unquestionably Jewish (i.e. as Yetta bat Dovid), and
a second time shortly thereafter, when the marriage -- or marriage ketuba --
was redone to indicate that she, Sarah bat Avraham Avinu, was a convert??
Converts are usually known as a child of Avraham Avinu, our father Abraham.
I hope this suggestion is of some help to you as you puzzle over those
mysterious entries that were discovered during the computerization of the
marriage registers of the Great Synagogue in London.
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY

In a message dated 1/11/2004 1:40:23 AM Eastern Standard Time,
jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

<< Subject: A Mystery Found in London Synagogue Marriage Registers
From: "Harold Lewin" <harmir@bezeqint.net>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 21:43:49 +0200
X-Message-Number: 24

Can anyone suggest a solution to the following mysterious entries discovered
during computerization of the marriage registers of the Great Synagogue,
London?

The two sources were the photocopy of the marriage certificate found in
another microfilm and the synagogue register.

1. >from the certificate: On 4th February 1863, Simon Henry 21, son of Henry
Henry, was married to Harriet Saunders 19, daughter of David Saunders.

2. >from the register: On 4th February 1863, Simon Henry (patronymic in
Hebrew script: Shimon ben Zvi Hirsch) was married to Hannah Saunders
(patronymic in Hebrew script: Yetta bat Dovid).

3. >from a later entry in the register: On 7th May 1863, Simon Henry
(patronymic in Hebrew script: Shimon ben Zvi Hirsch) was married to Harriet
Saunders (patronymic in Hebrew script: Sarah bat Avraham Avinu).

Can anyone solve the mystery? Harold Lewin - Jerusalem >>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A Mystery Found in London Synagogue Marriage Registers (JewishGen 1/10/2004) #general

Judith27
 

Could it be that this one couple -- Simon Henry and Harriet / Hannah
Saunders -- was married twice? They might have been married a first time when it
was thought the bride was unquestionably Jewish (i.e. as Yetta bat Dovid), and
a second time shortly thereafter, when the marriage -- or marriage ketuba --
was redone to indicate that she, Sarah bat Avraham Avinu, was a convert??
Converts are usually known as a child of Avraham Avinu, our father Abraham.
I hope this suggestion is of some help to you as you puzzle over those
mysterious entries that were discovered during the computerization of the
marriage registers of the Great Synagogue in London.
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY

In a message dated 1/11/2004 1:40:23 AM Eastern Standard Time,
jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

<< Subject: A Mystery Found in London Synagogue Marriage Registers
From: "Harold Lewin" <harmir@bezeqint.net>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 21:43:49 +0200
X-Message-Number: 24

Can anyone suggest a solution to the following mysterious entries discovered
during computerization of the marriage registers of the Great Synagogue,
London?

The two sources were the photocopy of the marriage certificate found in
another microfilm and the synagogue register.

1. >from the certificate: On 4th February 1863, Simon Henry 21, son of Henry
Henry, was married to Harriet Saunders 19, daughter of David Saunders.

2. >from the register: On 4th February 1863, Simon Henry (patronymic in
Hebrew script: Shimon ben Zvi Hirsch) was married to Hannah Saunders
(patronymic in Hebrew script: Yetta bat Dovid).

3. >from a later entry in the register: On 7th May 1863, Simon Henry
(patronymic in Hebrew script: Shimon ben Zvi Hirsch) was married to Harriet
Saunders (patronymic in Hebrew script: Sarah bat Avraham Avinu).

Can anyone solve the mystery? Harold Lewin - Jerusalem >>