Date   

Research in Krakow #general

Tovia J. Frazer <ToviaF@...>
 

To all Genealogists,

Would anyone know of a person or persons that would be going to Poland and would
be willing to search for a certain grave in the old cemetery in Krakow for modest
payment? If so, please respond privately.

Mr. Tovia Frazer
Brooklyn, NY

Researching:
FRUCHTER, FRANKEL (Vienna, Rozhnyativ)
SCHWARZ, KORNFEIN, GERSTL (Lackenbach, Miskolc)
ZARNICER, WEISS, OBSTFELD, DATTNER (Krakow)
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Please honor Tovia's request to respond privately by mailing
Tovia@Touro.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research in Krakow #general

Tovia J. Frazer <ToviaF@...>
 

To all Genealogists,

Would anyone know of a person or persons that would be going to Poland and would
be willing to search for a certain grave in the old cemetery in Krakow for modest
payment? If so, please respond privately.

Mr. Tovia Frazer
Brooklyn, NY

Researching:
FRUCHTER, FRANKEL (Vienna, Rozhnyativ)
SCHWARZ, KORNFEIN, GERSTL (Lackenbach, Miskolc)
ZARNICER, WEISS, OBSTFELD, DATTNER (Krakow)
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Please honor Tovia's request to respond privately by mailing
Tovia@Touro.edu


Does the Surname "Thisty" Originate in Roumania #general

Stein Lewis
 

My maternal ggm was Esther Thisty. I have not been able to identify anyone of
that name using JRI-Poland. I think that my ggf served in Roumania during the
Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78; and his sister married the well know Roumanian born
cantor, Israel Kupfer, which leads me to wonder if Thisty could have been a family
in Roumania.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL
***
MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more and more
frequently. If you have not already done so, please log onto
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter and register
all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn about more
names and places of origin, they can always be added, but only **you** can keep
your own listings up to date.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Does the Surname "Thisty" Originate in Roumania #general

Stein Lewis
 

My maternal ggm was Esther Thisty. I have not been able to identify anyone of
that name using JRI-Poland. I think that my ggf served in Roumania during the
Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78; and his sister married the well know Roumanian born
cantor, Israel Kupfer, which leads me to wonder if Thisty could have been a family
in Roumania.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL
***
MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more and more
frequently. If you have not already done so, please log onto
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter and register
all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn about more
names and places of origin, they can always be added, but only **you** can keep
your own listings up to date.


Seeking Info & Descendents of Benny KATZ of NYC #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Hi Genners:

Seeking descendents of Benny (Benjamin) Katz. He was living in 712-14 East 6th
Street, NYC in September, 1907 when nephew, Sam (aka Shimon) Katz came to US. He
may have had a limp and wrote beautiful calligraphy. He was living in the early
1930's, as my father (bron 1923) remembers him. We have no photographs of him. Sam
Katz was my grandfather and he lived for a time with his uncle.

Benny was the son of Aaron and Rose Katz of Zuravno, Galicia, Austria. His
brothers were Leo, Max and Jacob. He may have been the only one of the brothers to
come to the US, although many nieces and nephews came between 1907 and 1921.

Regards,
Marlene Bishow
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovichi & Novy Sverzhn' Belarus >NYC > CT
KATZ: Zhuravno, Galicia > NYC DEUTSCHER, NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow, Galicia > NYC
SINGER: Belarus (Grodno?) > NY > CT SOMMERS: Lithuania > Wales > York PA,
Baltimore BISHOW (BISHOVSKY) : Russia (Ukraine?) >
New Orleans > Baltimore KULPE: Siauilai, Lithuania>Philadelphia PA &
Birmingham, AL SATTENSTEIN: Papile, Lithuania >Philadelphia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Info & Descendents of Benny KATZ of NYC #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Hi Genners:

Seeking descendents of Benny (Benjamin) Katz. He was living in 712-14 East 6th
Street, NYC in September, 1907 when nephew, Sam (aka Shimon) Katz came to US. He
may have had a limp and wrote beautiful calligraphy. He was living in the early
1930's, as my father (bron 1923) remembers him. We have no photographs of him. Sam
Katz was my grandfather and he lived for a time with his uncle.

Benny was the son of Aaron and Rose Katz of Zuravno, Galicia, Austria. His
brothers were Leo, Max and Jacob. He may have been the only one of the brothers to
come to the US, although many nieces and nephews came between 1907 and 1921.

Regards,
Marlene Bishow
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovichi & Novy Sverzhn' Belarus >NYC > CT
KATZ: Zhuravno, Galicia > NYC DEUTSCHER, NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow, Galicia > NYC
SINGER: Belarus (Grodno?) > NY > CT SOMMERS: Lithuania > Wales > York PA,
Baltimore BISHOW (BISHOVSKY) : Russia (Ukraine?) >
New Orleans > Baltimore KULPE: Siauilai, Lithuania>Philadelphia PA &
Birmingham, AL SATTENSTEIN: Papile, Lithuania >Philadelphia


New Important Website #general

Elsebeth Paikin
 

For your information:

An important and interesting new website was put online today which might have
interest for many - not only in Denmark or Scandinavia:

http://www.kb.dk/simonsen/

In is based on David Simonsen's archive now at the Danish Royal Library in
Copenhagen. David Simonsen was a scholar, rabbi, philanthropist and much more

I cannot here go into details about him or his fabulous archives, but you can now
read about it on the website. But let me underscore that David Simonsen had
contacts in many countries and was deeply involved in relief work for refugees and
immigrants

- therefore check it out although you have never thought of Denmark

Just a few words about the archives >from the introduction on the website:

"Contents of the archives:

During the more than seventy years that have passed since the David Simonsen
Archives were acquired by the Royal Library, a number of attempts have been made
to make their vast contents more readily accessible to scholars.

However, none of these attempts came to fruition, and no comprehensive finding
aid has been available. The archives were kept in approximately 200 worn-down
and acidulous cardboard boxes, labelled, e.g; Private correspondence 1890-1924,
Jewish relief work 1890-1924.Particularly remarkable letters had been extracted
and sorted according to the name of the sender. The present list of correspondents
is the result of a cooperative effort between the Department for Oriental and
Judaica Collections and the Manuscript Department (by Karen Marie Jensen).

The principles of organization used in the Manuscript Department have been
followed, and the David Simonsen Archives are now subdivided thus:

Letters
Manuscripts (David Simonsen's own works)
Dispatches (communiques, bulletins, memoranda, press releases)
Files (materials regarding specific topics)
Accounts
Printed matters
Press cuttings
Miscellaneous

The greater part of the archives consists of David Simonsen's correspondence, now
made public through the present list and the website.

Best regards
- and good luck!

Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & webmaster of JewishGen's
SCANDINAVIA SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia
http://home.worldonline.dk/~epaikin/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Important Website #general

Elsebeth Paikin
 

For your information:

An important and interesting new website was put online today which might have
interest for many - not only in Denmark or Scandinavia:

http://www.kb.dk/simonsen/

In is based on David Simonsen's archive now at the Danish Royal Library in
Copenhagen. David Simonsen was a scholar, rabbi, philanthropist and much more

I cannot here go into details about him or his fabulous archives, but you can now
read about it on the website. But let me underscore that David Simonsen had
contacts in many countries and was deeply involved in relief work for refugees and
immigrants

- therefore check it out although you have never thought of Denmark

Just a few words about the archives >from the introduction on the website:

"Contents of the archives:

During the more than seventy years that have passed since the David Simonsen
Archives were acquired by the Royal Library, a number of attempts have been made
to make their vast contents more readily accessible to scholars.

However, none of these attempts came to fruition, and no comprehensive finding
aid has been available. The archives were kept in approximately 200 worn-down
and acidulous cardboard boxes, labelled, e.g; Private correspondence 1890-1924,
Jewish relief work 1890-1924.Particularly remarkable letters had been extracted
and sorted according to the name of the sender. The present list of correspondents
is the result of a cooperative effort between the Department for Oriental and
Judaica Collections and the Manuscript Department (by Karen Marie Jensen).

The principles of organization used in the Manuscript Department have been
followed, and the David Simonsen Archives are now subdivided thus:

Letters
Manuscripts (David Simonsen's own works)
Dispatches (communiques, bulletins, memoranda, press releases)
Files (materials regarding specific topics)
Accounts
Printed matters
Press cuttings
Miscellaneous

The greater part of the archives consists of David Simonsen's correspondence, now
made public through the present list and the website.

Best regards
- and good luck!

Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & webmaster of JewishGen's
SCANDINAVIA SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia
http://home.worldonline.dk/~epaikin/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk


Eskenazis of Constantinople #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Harvey L Kaplan of Glasgow writes: "Can anyone shed any light on the ESCHKENAZI
family, who appear in Glasgow in the Census of 1901? Joseph Eschkenazi and his
wife Sarah (Spina) were both born in Turkey, and married in Malta on 7 Sept 1889.

Harvey, you probably know that there are many variants of the name Eskenazi and it
also appears as Schinazi, Askenazi, Eskenazy etc etc. Many families of that name
ended up in Egypt and may well have come via Constantinople. It was only a short
hop to Malta >from Alexandria, so perhaps that is the route this family took

What is also interesting is my discovery that in the 1881 census of England and
Wales, there is a whole group of scholars [mostly Jewish, I suspect] living at
Edmonton House, Lower Fore St, Edmonton, North London in the household of the 84
year old Henry N Solomon - schoolmaster and his daughter Dinah Solomon aged 54.
There are assorted relatives and maidservants and 17 pupils ranging in age for 7
to 18.

One of the pupils is Jacob ESKENAZI aged 14 born in Constantinople. Harry {10}and
Charles {8} EDER come >from South America; Henry TWALBE {11} >from Canada; Lucien
LEVY {18} >from Strasbourg; A.T. Brigham {17] >from Lisbon. The other eleven are all
English-born boys. I wonder if Jacob could perhaps be a brother or cousin of
Joseph? I cannot find him in England and Wales in 1891 or 1901.

How I wish we could find some first-hand accounts of life in Edmonton House in the
1880s........

Celia Male [UK]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Eskenazis of Constantinople #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Harvey L Kaplan of Glasgow writes: "Can anyone shed any light on the ESCHKENAZI
family, who appear in Glasgow in the Census of 1901? Joseph Eschkenazi and his
wife Sarah (Spina) were both born in Turkey, and married in Malta on 7 Sept 1889.

Harvey, you probably know that there are many variants of the name Eskenazi and it
also appears as Schinazi, Askenazi, Eskenazy etc etc. Many families of that name
ended up in Egypt and may well have come via Constantinople. It was only a short
hop to Malta >from Alexandria, so perhaps that is the route this family took

What is also interesting is my discovery that in the 1881 census of England and
Wales, there is a whole group of scholars [mostly Jewish, I suspect] living at
Edmonton House, Lower Fore St, Edmonton, North London in the household of the 84
year old Henry N Solomon - schoolmaster and his daughter Dinah Solomon aged 54.
There are assorted relatives and maidservants and 17 pupils ranging in age for 7
to 18.

One of the pupils is Jacob ESKENAZI aged 14 born in Constantinople. Harry {10}and
Charles {8} EDER come >from South America; Henry TWALBE {11} >from Canada; Lucien
LEVY {18} >from Strasbourg; A.T. Brigham {17] >from Lisbon. The other eleven are all
English-born boys. I wonder if Jacob could perhaps be a brother or cousin of
Joseph? I cannot find him in England and Wales in 1891 or 1901.

How I wish we could find some first-hand accounts of life in Edmonton House in the
1880s........

Celia Male [UK]


requesting marriage information in Boston area #general

philafrum
 

6/8/04

Genners,

I would greatly appreciate the help of a Boston area Genner who could research
marriage information for the following sisters:

AZAPES, Tillie, Shirley, Gertrude, and Hilda

All resided in Boston according to the 1930 census. I'd appreciate the married
surnames of any of these sisters. Parents were Barney (Benjamin) and Bessie
Azapes. The surname might also be listed as ADELMAN.

Many thanks.

Evan Fishman
ebf2001@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen requesting marriage information in Boston area #general

philafrum
 

6/8/04

Genners,

I would greatly appreciate the help of a Boston area Genner who could research
marriage information for the following sisters:

AZAPES, Tillie, Shirley, Gertrude, and Hilda

All resided in Boston according to the 1930 census. I'd appreciate the married
surnames of any of these sisters. Parents were Barney (Benjamin) and Bessie
Azapes. The surname might also be listed as ADELMAN.

Many thanks.

Evan Fishman
ebf2001@comcast.net


Registry of Slovakian Jews Perished in WW2 #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

There is no Slovakian SIG.Yad Vashem started getting lists of names of Slovak Jews
who perished during WW2.These lists are assembled by different organizations only
now. One is the Hiding Child project in Kosice. Just found on one of the lists 2
members of the Koenigsbuch family >from Trebisov aged 12 and 11 who were on
Transport 21 on May 4th,1942 to Lublin.Until recently I had no idea that there
were Koenigsbuchs in Slovakia.WSould appreciate if any one will be able to direct
me to lists of victims.I am aware of the Yizkor books.
Thanks
Jacob Rosen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Registry of Slovakian Jews Perished in WW2 #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

There is no Slovakian SIG.Yad Vashem started getting lists of names of Slovak Jews
who perished during WW2.These lists are assembled by different organizations only
now. One is the Hiding Child project in Kosice. Just found on one of the lists 2
members of the Koenigsbuch family >from Trebisov aged 12 and 11 who were on
Transport 21 on May 4th,1942 to Lublin.Until recently I had no idea that there
were Koenigsbuchs in Slovakia.WSould appreciate if any one will be able to direct
me to lists of victims.I am aware of the Yizkor books.
Thanks
Jacob Rosen


Re: Polk County (Des Moines) Naturalization Help #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Although I don't know anything about Des Moines, I was told by an Erie County, NY
clerk that during the 1930's, each county's naturalization records were collected
at the county hall and indexed-part of the depression era work. So I would say
try your county hall.

And at Erie County Hall, many of the clerks who do not handle the naturalization
records do not know they are there-so ask around if you get a 'don't know of any'
answer.

The exception, of course, is NYC, where there are many people going between
counties (boroughs) so that the records were collected at NARA.

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Polk County (Des Moines) Naturalization Help #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Although I don't know anything about Des Moines, I was told by an Erie County, NY
clerk that during the 1930's, each county's naturalization records were collected
at the county hall and indexed-part of the depression era work. So I would say
try your county hall.

And at Erie County Hall, many of the clerks who do not handle the naturalization
records do not know they are there-so ask around if you get a 'don't know of any'
answer.

The exception, of course, is NYC, where there are many people going between
counties (boroughs) so that the records were collected at NARA.

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


Changed Address #general

Anita Frankel
 

Announcing my new address:

frankel2@charter.net

Thank you
Anita Frankel
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Please update your JGFF settings when making a change of address
by going to http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ and using the Enter/Modify button.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Changed Address #general

Anita Frankel
 

Announcing my new address:

frankel2@charter.net

Thank you
Anita Frankel
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Please update your JGFF settings when making a change of address
by going to http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ and using the Enter/Modify button.


Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l's family #rabbinic

Sarah Lasry <SrhLsr@...>
 

I am researching my KLEPFISZ (and spelling variations) family, and
amongst them, Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l. (A brother to my
great-great grandfather, Rabbi Aharon Shlomo Zalman KLEPFISZ, z"l.)

Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l was written about in Encyclopedia
Judaica.

He lived >from 1820-1902 & was born in Nemirov. (is that in Belarus,
Russia, Poland, or Ukraine? All of these were suggested when doing a
D-M search on ShtetlSeeker.)

He was "Chief Rabbi"/Av Bet Din of Warsaw, Poland, where his family
moved >from Nemirov.

I have the names of his children, but am missing a number of names
and contact with their descendants.

As well, I heard that Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l was married
twice; I don't know the name of his second wife, nor do I know which
children descended >from which marriage.

Here's what I have. Please e-mail me if you can add/correct and
especially if you know more about any of the following and/or are
somehow related!!!

Descendants of Schmue-l Zanvil Klepfisz

1 Schmue-l Zanvil Klepfisz
.. +Rochel Berman
........ 2 Motele Klepfisz
................... 3 Schprintze Klepfish
................... 3 Yitzchok Klepfisz
....................... +Ita
................... 3 Tontse Klepfish
........ 2 Esther Klepfisz
............ +Schlomo Dovid Kahana
................... 3 Schmue-l Zanvil Kahana
....................... +Guda
........ 2 Tchottcha Tooncha Klepfisz
............ +Specht
........ 2 Roshka Klepfisz
............ +Halber
................... 3 Ruchna Halber
....................... +Lange
................... 3 Samuel Halber
................... 3 Baruch Halber
........2 Golda Tchotcha Klepfisz
............ + Miklishansky
................3 Samuel Miklishansky
................3 Jacob Miklishansky
................3 .....
...........2 Frajda Klepfisz
............ +Henoch Jakubowicz
................... 3 Zelig Jacob
....................... +Charlotte Shuster
................... 3 Israe-l (Stanley) Jackson
....................... +Trudy Maibaum
................... 3 Victor Sabez
................... 3 Rochelle Jakubowicz
....................... +Indelman
................... 3 Guta Jakubowicz
....................... +Kalman Motuik
........ 2 ? Klepfisz
............ +Yudkowski
........ 2 Yekel Klepfisz
........ 2 Benye Klepfisz
........ 2 Chana Klepfisz
............ +Rabbi Chaim Fein
................... 3 Sarah Fein
................... +Natan Strikowski (Ahikam)
................... 3 Esther Fein
.......................+Yossef Newman
................... 3 Rivkah Fein
....................... +Meir Moed
................... 3 Yaakov Fein
................... 3 Chaya Fein
................... 3 Zeinvil Fein
................... 3 Yitzchak (Itzik) Fein
................... 3 Freida Fein
*2nd Wife of Schmue-l Zanvil Klepfisz:
.. +?

Thank you very much!!!

Sarah Lasry
Montreal, Canada


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l's family #rabbinic

Sarah Lasry <SrhLsr@...>
 

I am researching my KLEPFISZ (and spelling variations) family, and
amongst them, Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l. (A brother to my
great-great grandfather, Rabbi Aharon Shlomo Zalman KLEPFISZ, z"l.)

Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l was written about in Encyclopedia
Judaica.

He lived >from 1820-1902 & was born in Nemirov. (is that in Belarus,
Russia, Poland, or Ukraine? All of these were suggested when doing a
D-M search on ShtetlSeeker.)

He was "Chief Rabbi"/Av Bet Din of Warsaw, Poland, where his family
moved >from Nemirov.

I have the names of his children, but am missing a number of names
and contact with their descendants.

As well, I heard that Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvil KLEPFISZ, z"l was married
twice; I don't know the name of his second wife, nor do I know which
children descended >from which marriage.

Here's what I have. Please e-mail me if you can add/correct and
especially if you know more about any of the following and/or are
somehow related!!!

Descendants of Schmue-l Zanvil Klepfisz

1 Schmue-l Zanvil Klepfisz
.. +Rochel Berman
........ 2 Motele Klepfisz
................... 3 Schprintze Klepfish
................... 3 Yitzchok Klepfisz
....................... +Ita
................... 3 Tontse Klepfish
........ 2 Esther Klepfisz
............ +Schlomo Dovid Kahana
................... 3 Schmue-l Zanvil Kahana
....................... +Guda
........ 2 Tchottcha Tooncha Klepfisz
............ +Specht
........ 2 Roshka Klepfisz
............ +Halber
................... 3 Ruchna Halber
....................... +Lange
................... 3 Samuel Halber
................... 3 Baruch Halber
........2 Golda Tchotcha Klepfisz
............ + Miklishansky
................3 Samuel Miklishansky
................3 Jacob Miklishansky
................3 .....
...........2 Frajda Klepfisz
............ +Henoch Jakubowicz
................... 3 Zelig Jacob
....................... +Charlotte Shuster
................... 3 Israe-l (Stanley) Jackson
....................... +Trudy Maibaum
................... 3 Victor Sabez
................... 3 Rochelle Jakubowicz
....................... +Indelman
................... 3 Guta Jakubowicz
....................... +Kalman Motuik
........ 2 ? Klepfisz
............ +Yudkowski
........ 2 Yekel Klepfisz
........ 2 Benye Klepfisz
........ 2 Chana Klepfisz
............ +Rabbi Chaim Fein
................... 3 Sarah Fein
................... +Natan Strikowski (Ahikam)
................... 3 Esther Fein
.......................+Yossef Newman
................... 3 Rivkah Fein
....................... +Meir Moed
................... 3 Yaakov Fein
................... 3 Chaya Fein
................... 3 Zeinvil Fein
................... 3 Yitzchak (Itzik) Fein
................... 3 Freida Fein
*2nd Wife of Schmue-l Zanvil Klepfisz:
.. +?

Thank you very much!!!

Sarah Lasry
Montreal, Canada