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SPIRO family from Cesky Krumlov - and the paper industry. #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

In yesterday's posting I commented on the three SPIRO who were on the
Cesky Krumlov synagogue building committee: Emanuel, Ludwig and Julius
SPIRO.

The SPIRO family was most influential in the community and industry of
Cesky Krumlov. Prof Dr L. HIRSCH tells us that the first leader of the
Jewish Community was the paper manufacturer, Ignaz SPIRO, born 21 July 1817
in Kalenitz - died 24 October 1894 in Cesky Krumlov. Ignaz studied at
the Yeshiva at Kalladey and planned to be a rabbi but diverted into the
paper industry. Ignaz built up a thriving paper manufacturing company
[he bought an existing company called POTSCH - with umlaut].

Sons Ludwig [commercial] and Emanuel [technical] worked in the family
company. The family then built a famous hydroelectric plant in Hohenfurth.
I am not sure who Julius was. Ignaz also founded the cemetery where he
is buried.

This website tells the story. The pictures of the factories are breathtaking.
Do not miss them: Ignac SPIRO & Sohne, Cesky Krumlov Factory for bond
paper in Cesky Krumlov - Vetrni - The hand production of paper already
existed in the region of Cesky Krumlov in 1614. The production plant
was rented out to different tenants and in the year 1766 was sold to
Jiri PACHNER. The biggest changes and the beginning of the greatest
expansion in the manufacture of paper {arose with} the arrival of a
trader {named} Ignac Spiro >from Jindrichuv Hradec {Neuhaus}.....

http://www.ckrumlov.cz/uk/region/histor/t_vetrni.htm

and do not forget to click the link to the amazing hydro-electric power
plant too:

http://www.ckrumlov.cz/uk/region/histor/i_elevb.htm

There are other clickable links too, to industry in the region.

Looking up Neuhaus, Tabor Kreis in the 1793 census of Bohemia, I can
find no SPIRA/SPIRO but there is an Eliachim SPIRA living in Kardasch
Retschitz/Kardasova Recice [Vol III p. 348]. Eliachim is a fabric dealer
from Tachau. Eliachim has two sons Low & Isak, and three daughters
Rebecca, Elisabeth and Rachel. Could Ignaz SPIRO be the grandson of
Eliachim and could Emanuel be named after his grandfather? This is the
only SPIRA family in the Tabor Kreis in 1793. I had already noted that
this area appeared to be a hot-house for entrepreneurs! Ignaz SPIRO
was definitely one of the greatest.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech SPIRO family from Cesky Krumlov - and the paper industry. #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

In yesterday's posting I commented on the three SPIRO who were on the
Cesky Krumlov synagogue building committee: Emanuel, Ludwig and Julius
SPIRO.

The SPIRO family was most influential in the community and industry of
Cesky Krumlov. Prof Dr L. HIRSCH tells us that the first leader of the
Jewish Community was the paper manufacturer, Ignaz SPIRO, born 21 July 1817
in Kalenitz - died 24 October 1894 in Cesky Krumlov. Ignaz studied at
the Yeshiva at Kalladey and planned to be a rabbi but diverted into the
paper industry. Ignaz built up a thriving paper manufacturing company
[he bought an existing company called POTSCH - with umlaut].

Sons Ludwig [commercial] and Emanuel [technical] worked in the family
company. The family then built a famous hydroelectric plant in Hohenfurth.
I am not sure who Julius was. Ignaz also founded the cemetery where he
is buried.

This website tells the story. The pictures of the factories are breathtaking.
Do not miss them: Ignac SPIRO & Sohne, Cesky Krumlov Factory for bond
paper in Cesky Krumlov - Vetrni - The hand production of paper already
existed in the region of Cesky Krumlov in 1614. The production plant
was rented out to different tenants and in the year 1766 was sold to
Jiri PACHNER. The biggest changes and the beginning of the greatest
expansion in the manufacture of paper {arose with} the arrival of a
trader {named} Ignac Spiro >from Jindrichuv Hradec {Neuhaus}.....

http://www.ckrumlov.cz/uk/region/histor/t_vetrni.htm

and do not forget to click the link to the amazing hydro-electric power
plant too:

http://www.ckrumlov.cz/uk/region/histor/i_elevb.htm

There are other clickable links too, to industry in the region.

Looking up Neuhaus, Tabor Kreis in the 1793 census of Bohemia, I can
find no SPIRA/SPIRO but there is an Eliachim SPIRA living in Kardasch
Retschitz/Kardasova Recice [Vol III p. 348]. Eliachim is a fabric dealer
from Tachau. Eliachim has two sons Low & Isak, and three daughters
Rebecca, Elisabeth and Rachel. Could Ignaz SPIRO be the grandson of
Eliachim and could Emanuel be named after his grandfather? This is the
only SPIRA family in the Tabor Kreis in 1793. I had already noted that
this area appeared to be a hot-house for entrepreneurs! Ignaz SPIRO
was definitely one of the greatest.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Translation from Polish Archive required #germany

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

Dear Researchers,

I have recently recieved the reply below >from an Archive in Poland. If some
one is able to give me a translation to English I would be very appreciative.

Regards Geoff Kaiser Melbourne <geoff_kaiser@...>

Szanowny Panie
Otrzymalismy o Pana E-mail w sprawie poszukiwania przodków o nazwisku
Rosenbaum i Kaiser.W naszym USC jest wiele osób o takim nazwisku.Musialby
Pan uscislic o jakie osoby chodzi wtedy moglibysmy wyslac odpowiednie
dokumenty za posrednictwem Ambasady RP w Melbourne.Urzedy Stanu Cywilnego w
Polsce przechowuja dokumenty urodzen, malzenstw i zgonów prze okres 100 lat
natomiast starsze sa przechowywane w archiwach panstwowych w siedzibach
województw.
Pozdrawiam Ewa Mielczarek Kierownik USC w Ostrowie Wielkopolskim


German SIG #Germany Translation from Polish Archive required #germany

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

Dear Researchers,

I have recently recieved the reply below >from an Archive in Poland. If some
one is able to give me a translation to English I would be very appreciative.

Regards Geoff Kaiser Melbourne <geoff_kaiser@...>

Szanowny Panie
Otrzymalismy o Pana E-mail w sprawie poszukiwania przodków o nazwisku
Rosenbaum i Kaiser.W naszym USC jest wiele osób o takim nazwisku.Musialby
Pan uscislic o jakie osoby chodzi wtedy moglibysmy wyslac odpowiednie
dokumenty za posrednictwem Ambasady RP w Melbourne.Urzedy Stanu Cywilnego w
Polsce przechowuja dokumenty urodzen, malzenstw i zgonów prze okres 100 lat
natomiast starsze sa przechowywane w archiwach panstwowych w siedzibach
województw.
Pozdrawiam Ewa Mielczarek Kierownik USC w Ostrowie Wielkopolskim


Richard Breitenfeld, Opera Singer from Richenburg, Bohemia - a classical textbook error #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

We all know about "textbook errors" which are perpetuated >from generation
to generation. How they started is lost in the mists of time. Yet, here is
one which is easy to understand. Now we know the true facts, it can easily
be corrected. It has even crept into the Austria-Czech website and into the
Jewishgen cemetery project - Footnote 1.

You will remember that I researched the BREITENFELD family and they were
from a tiny place called Herrschaft *RICHENBURG* [Chrudimer Kreis] also
known as *Predhradi* [Bezirk Lusche or Luze, as it appears in the Vienna
and Prague vital records]. No-one has ever heard of *Richenburg*. It is a
dot on the map and in 1793 the BREITENFELD [Abraham and Valentin], with
their leased distillery and tannery, were the only Jewish family living
there - Footnote 2.

No wonder then when Richard BREITENFELD, the opera singer, was commemorated
in print and on the internet after his tragic death in Theresienstadt in
1942, everyone thought he came >from the well-known Bohemian town, Reichenberg
[Liberec].

Thanks to Sigger Julius Muller, we now know that Valentin was the first
familiant of that name in *Richenburg* and he married Rebecca BROK. By
1794, there was a large family, Abraham Elias; Lazar; Marcus Lebl; Rosaria;
Anna; Theresia and Maria. Baby Ezechiel was born just after the census in
1793.

The family spread to Moravia too. We have Moravian links in Vienna today
via Gross Ullersdorf. Two of our Siggers, Peter Lowe [U.K.] and Ray Minkus
[Chicago] have BREITENFELD girls marrying into their families in Bohemia
and Moravia respectively. We know Peter's belongs to the *Richenburg*
clan but we are not sure yet about Ray's [Footnotes 3 and 4].

We also know that in 1809, Abraham SOBOTKA married Elias BREITENFELD's
daughter. Elias was a tenant distiller on the castle estate of *Rychemburk/
Richenburg* {Predhradi} near Hermanuv Mestec in the Chrudimer Kreis, owned
by the Kinsky family and later by the prince of Thurn and Taxis. In 1884,
Moritz SOBOTKA [1843-1918], the great-grandson of Elias BREITENFELD was
now living in Vienna and with the financial help of Baron SPRINGER he
formed the famous company 'Erste Wiener Export und Malzfabriks-Gesellschaft,
Hauser und Sobotka' in Stadlau. Note the alternative spelling *Rychemburk*.

You can see a picture of Richard BREITENFELD in this article:
http://tinyurl.com/aehb9
Residence: March 1924, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Richard BREITENFELD is listed on Yad vashem but he has no testimony. Here
is his established life data: born 13 December 1869, *Richenburg* [Predhradi],
Chrudimer Kreis, Bohemia; died 16 December 1942, Theresienstadt. We know
that Richard was the great-uncle of our own Sigger Joe BREITENFELD >from
Australia, who is descended >from Valentin in *Richenburg*. The family had
remained in touch with Richard.

Richard certainly did not come >from Reichenberg [Liberec].

BTW - this is a wonderful example of the real genealogical research work
one can do collaboratively on our SIG.

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnotes:

1. Classic textbook errors I have found:
http://www.holocaust.cz/cz2/resources/jcom/fiedler/liberec
http://www.operone.de/saenger/opernsaengerb2.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/e-europe/czech-l.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/AustriaCzech/towns/Liberec/Liberec.htm

2. Reference to BREITENFELD family of Richenburg [Predhadri]:
1793 census of Bohemia, Vol IV Chrudimer Kreis p. 66 and 67.

3. Peter Lowe writes [I have his permission to quote]:

BERAN Emilia, IKG Rokitnitz born 28.3.1854 Rokitnitz Nr. 110
Father: BERAN Wilhelm, teacher, son of Ignatz >from Lusche - Hohenmauth
district; Mother: Rosalia, daughter of Jeremias BREITENFELD - trader
in Lusche

4. Ray Minkus writes [I have his permisson to quote]:
Naphtaly (believed to be aka Philip) Minkus was my g5 grandfather who
lived in Velke Mezirici. With second wife, Marianna, he had at least
three sons, the first of which was Joseph Minkus who married Linda
BREITENFELD. In turn, they had at least five children >from 1826 to 1837
in Velke Mezirici, which of course was known then as Gross Meseritsch,
Moravia.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Richard Breitenfeld, Opera Singer from Richenburg, Bohemia - a classical textbook error #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

We all know about "textbook errors" which are perpetuated >from generation
to generation. How they started is lost in the mists of time. Yet, here is
one which is easy to understand. Now we know the true facts, it can easily
be corrected. It has even crept into the Austria-Czech website and into the
Jewishgen cemetery project - Footnote 1.

You will remember that I researched the BREITENFELD family and they were
from a tiny place called Herrschaft *RICHENBURG* [Chrudimer Kreis] also
known as *Predhradi* [Bezirk Lusche or Luze, as it appears in the Vienna
and Prague vital records]. No-one has ever heard of *Richenburg*. It is a
dot on the map and in 1793 the BREITENFELD [Abraham and Valentin], with
their leased distillery and tannery, were the only Jewish family living
there - Footnote 2.

No wonder then when Richard BREITENFELD, the opera singer, was commemorated
in print and on the internet after his tragic death in Theresienstadt in
1942, everyone thought he came >from the well-known Bohemian town, Reichenberg
[Liberec].

Thanks to Sigger Julius Muller, we now know that Valentin was the first
familiant of that name in *Richenburg* and he married Rebecca BROK. By
1794, there was a large family, Abraham Elias; Lazar; Marcus Lebl; Rosaria;
Anna; Theresia and Maria. Baby Ezechiel was born just after the census in
1793.

The family spread to Moravia too. We have Moravian links in Vienna today
via Gross Ullersdorf. Two of our Siggers, Peter Lowe [U.K.] and Ray Minkus
[Chicago] have BREITENFELD girls marrying into their families in Bohemia
and Moravia respectively. We know Peter's belongs to the *Richenburg*
clan but we are not sure yet about Ray's [Footnotes 3 and 4].

We also know that in 1809, Abraham SOBOTKA married Elias BREITENFELD's
daughter. Elias was a tenant distiller on the castle estate of *Rychemburk/
Richenburg* {Predhradi} near Hermanuv Mestec in the Chrudimer Kreis, owned
by the Kinsky family and later by the prince of Thurn and Taxis. In 1884,
Moritz SOBOTKA [1843-1918], the great-grandson of Elias BREITENFELD was
now living in Vienna and with the financial help of Baron SPRINGER he
formed the famous company 'Erste Wiener Export und Malzfabriks-Gesellschaft,
Hauser und Sobotka' in Stadlau. Note the alternative spelling *Rychemburk*.

You can see a picture of Richard BREITENFELD in this article:
http://tinyurl.com/aehb9
Residence: March 1924, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Richard BREITENFELD is listed on Yad vashem but he has no testimony. Here
is his established life data: born 13 December 1869, *Richenburg* [Predhradi],
Chrudimer Kreis, Bohemia; died 16 December 1942, Theresienstadt. We know
that Richard was the great-uncle of our own Sigger Joe BREITENFELD >from
Australia, who is descended >from Valentin in *Richenburg*. The family had
remained in touch with Richard.

Richard certainly did not come >from Reichenberg [Liberec].

BTW - this is a wonderful example of the real genealogical research work
one can do collaboratively on our SIG.

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnotes:

1. Classic textbook errors I have found:
http://www.holocaust.cz/cz2/resources/jcom/fiedler/liberec
http://www.operone.de/saenger/opernsaengerb2.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/e-europe/czech-l.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/AustriaCzech/towns/Liberec/Liberec.htm

2. Reference to BREITENFELD family of Richenburg [Predhadri]:
1793 census of Bohemia, Vol IV Chrudimer Kreis p. 66 and 67.

3. Peter Lowe writes [I have his permission to quote]:

BERAN Emilia, IKG Rokitnitz born 28.3.1854 Rokitnitz Nr. 110
Father: BERAN Wilhelm, teacher, son of Ignatz >from Lusche - Hohenmauth
district; Mother: Rosalia, daughter of Jeremias BREITENFELD - trader
in Lusche

4. Ray Minkus writes [I have his permisson to quote]:
Naphtaly (believed to be aka Philip) Minkus was my g5 grandfather who
lived in Velke Mezirici. With second wife, Marianna, he had at least
three sons, the first of which was Joseph Minkus who married Linda
BREITENFELD. In turn, they had at least five children >from 1826 to 1837
in Velke Mezirici, which of course was known then as Gross Meseritsch,
Moravia.


Belarus Museum Websites #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

For those of you with an interest in history and culture of Belarus, you
might be interested to know that there is an English language version of a
website with links to a number of the different museums in Belarus. These
included the Belarusian State Museum of Great Patriotic War History, which
opens its own web-site to mark the 61st anniversary of its foundation. The
Internet resource aims to preserve and promote understanding of life during
the war years among young people. Testimonials of Belarusian people?s deeds
are documented along with other documents >from WWII and photographs of
relics such as military uniforms, weapons, household goods, military maps,
posters and newspapers. A calendar of the Great Patriotic War?s
commemorative dates and information on its participants and heroes is also
available. The site is to be further improved and visitors are able to add
their own comments. To see, please visit the following address:
http://nacbibl.org.by/en/index.html

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@...
Belarus SIG Founder and Past Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus
http://homepage.mac.com/davefox73/


Belarus SIG #Belarus Belarus Museum Websites #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

For those of you with an interest in history and culture of Belarus, you
might be interested to know that there is an English language version of a
website with links to a number of the different museums in Belarus. These
included the Belarusian State Museum of Great Patriotic War History, which
opens its own web-site to mark the 61st anniversary of its foundation. The
Internet resource aims to preserve and promote understanding of life during
the war years among young people. Testimonials of Belarusian people?s deeds
are documented along with other documents >from WWII and photographs of
relics such as military uniforms, weapons, household goods, military maps,
posters and newspapers. A calendar of the Great Patriotic War?s
commemorative dates and information on its participants and heroes is also
available. The site is to be further improved and visitors are able to add
their own comments. To see, please visit the following address:
http://nacbibl.org.by/en/index.html

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@...
Belarus SIG Founder and Past Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus
http://homepage.mac.com/davefox73/


Ita-Sara LEVIN - Odessa #ukraine

uri nissel <nissel-u@...>
 

Dear SIGers, Shalom

My grandmother, Ita-Sara LEVIN b:1860, married my grandfather Jacob-Aharon
DAWIDOW in Minsk. According to a presumption, her family left Bobruisk ujz.
- Minsk gub. to Odessa, and there she was born.
If anyone has information about the family, please let me know.

Thank you,
Uriel NISSEL, Jerusalem
nissel-u@...

Searching: BEINER - Silesia, DAWIDOW - Minsk, GOTTLIEB - Galicia
and Duesseldorf, KLEMANN - Silesia, LEVIN - Minsk and Odessa, NISSEL -
Silesia, ULLMANN - Wuertzburg.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ita-Sara LEVIN - Odessa #ukraine

uri nissel <nissel-u@...>
 

Dear SIGers, Shalom

My grandmother, Ita-Sara LEVIN b:1860, married my grandfather Jacob-Aharon
DAWIDOW in Minsk. According to a presumption, her family left Bobruisk ujz.
- Minsk gub. to Odessa, and there she was born.
If anyone has information about the family, please let me know.

Thank you,
Uriel NISSEL, Jerusalem
nissel-u@...

Searching: BEINER - Silesia, DAWIDOW - Minsk, GOTTLIEB - Galicia
and Duesseldorf, KLEMANN - Silesia, LEVIN - Minsk and Odessa, NISSEL -
Silesia, ULLMANN - Wuertzburg.


Lowy-Freund Foundation in NY #general

Linda Berkowitz <e-berkowitz@...>
 

Is anyone familiar with the Lowy-Freund Foundation in Brooklyn? I have
both of those names in my family tree and, in fact, individuals >from
these two families married each other.

Thanks for any help.

Linda Berkowitz
Northbrook, IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lowy-Freund Foundation in NY #general

Linda Berkowitz <e-berkowitz@...>
 

Is anyone familiar with the Lowy-Freund Foundation in Brooklyn? I have
both of those names in my family tree and, in fact, individuals >from
these two families married each other.

Thanks for any help.

Linda Berkowitz
Northbrook, IL


Cecilia Varacha: Vienna - Auschwitz #general

arie meir
 

Hi to all of you

My aunt Cecilia VARACHA was >from Vienna. She was born on the 21st of April
1899.

On the 12th of January 1943 she deported >from Vienna to ghetto Terezin on
transport iv/14/c.

On the 9th of October 1944 she was sent >from ghetto Terezin to Auschwitz on
transport Ep.

Her number on this transport was 721.

I Would be very grateful if any one you know and can tell me what happened to her
in Auschwitz,or on the way to Auschwitz because she never returned home

Thanks for your help

Arieh Mayer

Haifa Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cecilia Varacha: Vienna - Auschwitz #general

arie meir
 

Hi to all of you

My aunt Cecilia VARACHA was >from Vienna. She was born on the 21st of April
1899.

On the 12th of January 1943 she deported >from Vienna to ghetto Terezin on
transport iv/14/c.

On the 9th of October 1944 she was sent >from ghetto Terezin to Auschwitz on
transport Ep.

Her number on this transport was 721.

I Would be very grateful if any one you know and can tell me what happened to her
in Auschwitz,or on the way to Auschwitz because she never returned home

Thanks for your help

Arieh Mayer

Haifa Israel


Galati Cemetery #romania

sam vank <sam.vank2@...>
 

Hello,Has anyone visited Galati:Gone to the cemetery there?Is somebody see a
tombstone with the name KRUK or HOCHMAN? Knows anything about the burial
registrars >from this cemetery? Also, is somebody Knows something
about the City / villeg Hoosh or Hooshi. Thanks, S. Yankovitsh

MODERATOR NOTE: Please sign all messages with your full name and location!!


Romania SIG #Romania Galati Cemetery #romania

sam vank <sam.vank2@...>
 

Hello,Has anyone visited Galati:Gone to the cemetery there?Is somebody see a
tombstone with the name KRUK or HOCHMAN? Knows anything about the burial
registrars >from this cemetery? Also, is somebody Knows something
about the City / villeg Hoosh or Hooshi. Thanks, S. Yankovitsh

MODERATOR NOTE: Please sign all messages with your full name and location!!


Cemetery Look Up- Pittsburgh area #general

Marilen Pitler <mpitler@...>
 

Dear Jenners,

I'm wondering if there is a person in the Pittsburgh area who lives near the
Beth Hamedrash Hagodol-Beth Jacob Cemetery. I am looking for a person who
could take digital photos of three tombstones and send them to me. Please
respond privately if you're able to help.

Thank you, Marilen
mpitler@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cemetery Look Up- Pittsburgh area #general

Marilen Pitler <mpitler@...>
 

Dear Jenners,

I'm wondering if there is a person in the Pittsburgh area who lives near the
Beth Hamedrash Hagodol-Beth Jacob Cemetery. I am looking for a person who
could take digital photos of three tombstones and send them to me. Please
respond privately if you're able to help.

Thank you, Marilen
mpitler@...


Re: newspaper for North Bend, Oregon. #general

AJSAL64@...
 

Trudy Barch wrote

I have not been able to locate online a local newspaper for North Bend,
Oregon.

A cousin passed away last September and I am trying to find the obit.>>>

You may not be able to find the newspaper on line but you could certainly
write to the North Bend Oregon newspaper directly if you know the name or to the
North Bend Library if you do not know the name of the newspaper. Give them
your relative's name and ask them for a copy.

BTW North Bend is on the coast and nowhere near Bend.

We are getting so used to doing things online that we may forget that we can
write letters or make telephone calls.

Good luck
Judy Salomon
New Jersey


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: newspaper for North Bend, Oregon. #general

AJSAL64@...
 

Trudy Barch wrote

I have not been able to locate online a local newspaper for North Bend,
Oregon.

A cousin passed away last September and I am trying to find the obit.>>>

You may not be able to find the newspaper on line but you could certainly
write to the North Bend Oregon newspaper directly if you know the name or to the
North Bend Library if you do not know the name of the newspaper. Give them
your relative's name and ask them for a copy.

BTW North Bend is on the coast and nowhere near Bend.

We are getting so used to doing things online that we may forget that we can
write letters or make telephone calls.

Good luck
Judy Salomon
New Jersey