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Looking for relatives of Aron ROBINSON, born 1891, deceased in Pittsburgh #general

Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen
 

Hi to everybody,

for my PhD I'm looking for relatives of Aron ROBINSON of Pittsburgh, PA.
According to the Social Security Number Death Index, Aron Robinson was
born in 1891 and died in July 1974. His last residence was in 15217,
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA.

Many pieces of information let me think that this Aron Robinson is the
same person who arrived in Ellis Island on the "Nieuw Amsterdam" from
Rotterdam on January 2, 1917 as Aron Rubinsohn. This Aron Rubinsohn came
to the US with his wife Scheine Rubinsohn, and both were >from Suwalki,
Russia (today: Poland). According to the ship manifest they were headed
to Aron's uncle in Brooklyn, NY. The next trace of his I have possibly
found is in New York's Naturalization Records. One Mr. Aron H. Robinson,
born approximately in 1890, is being listed as having received his
certificate on September 8, 1921. Since I know that passenger Aron
Rubinsohn's additional name was Hirsch (Zvi), there seem to be good
chances for his being this Mr. Aron H. Robinson. I haven't been able to
find any traces of Scheine Rubinsohn though.

The next thing I know is that in the 1970s passenger Aron Rubinsohn from
1917 was still alive, residing in Pittsburgh with his second wife's
family under the name "Aron Robinson". One last piece of information
supporting my guess that the deceased person mentioned at the beginning
is the same I am looking for lies in his Social Security Number being
issued in New York.

I am grateful in advance for any help, advice, hints - or corrections.

Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen, Berlin, Germany.
mail@kaplan-feuereisen.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for relatives of Aron ROBINSON, born 1891, deceased in Pittsburgh #general

Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen
 

Hi to everybody,

for my PhD I'm looking for relatives of Aron ROBINSON of Pittsburgh, PA.
According to the Social Security Number Death Index, Aron Robinson was
born in 1891 and died in July 1974. His last residence was in 15217,
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA.

Many pieces of information let me think that this Aron Robinson is the
same person who arrived in Ellis Island on the "Nieuw Amsterdam" from
Rotterdam on January 2, 1917 as Aron Rubinsohn. This Aron Rubinsohn came
to the US with his wife Scheine Rubinsohn, and both were >from Suwalki,
Russia (today: Poland). According to the ship manifest they were headed
to Aron's uncle in Brooklyn, NY. The next trace of his I have possibly
found is in New York's Naturalization Records. One Mr. Aron H. Robinson,
born approximately in 1890, is being listed as having received his
certificate on September 8, 1921. Since I know that passenger Aron
Rubinsohn's additional name was Hirsch (Zvi), there seem to be good
chances for his being this Mr. Aron H. Robinson. I haven't been able to
find any traces of Scheine Rubinsohn though.

The next thing I know is that in the 1970s passenger Aron Rubinsohn from
1917 was still alive, residing in Pittsburgh with his second wife's
family under the name "Aron Robinson". One last piece of information
supporting my guess that the deceased person mentioned at the beginning
is the same I am looking for lies in his Social Security Number being
issued in New York.

I am grateful in advance for any help, advice, hints - or corrections.

Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen, Berlin, Germany.
mail@kaplan-feuereisen.com


S.S. NYASSA - Passenger Lists for New York, December 1940 #general

Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen
 

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for the passengers' list of the S.S. Nyassa for her trip
from Lisbon to New York, arriving to New York around December 4, 1940.
Any suggestions where I could find it?

Thanks!

Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen, Berlin, Germany.
mail@kaplan-feuereisen.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen S.S. NYASSA - Passenger Lists for New York, December 1940 #general

Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen
 

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for the passengers' list of the S.S. Nyassa for her trip
from Lisbon to New York, arriving to New York around December 4, 1940.
Any suggestions where I could find it?

Thanks!

Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen, Berlin, Germany.
mail@kaplan-feuereisen.com


Re: FURMAGER #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Adrian Furminger" <adrianfurminger@thefurmingerfamilytree.co.uk> wrote in
message news:4433D89A00001851@mail-dom-4.tiscali.it...

"Since it is quite clear from
http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/kwhs/subject.html where all the authors
are listed that Eleazar ha-Levy is a pseudonym (as per wargaming), one can
hardly regard this as a reliable academic source."

Hence my question to this list ! ! ! All theories have to start somewhere
and the process or proving or disproving them eventually leads to fact.
(we hope)

Perhaps you can tell me Is FURMAGER a jewish word and does it translate to
"Tax Farmer" or similar ?
I would suggest that you are more likely to explore the origins of the word
by talking to an (academic) expert in Medieval or Norman French.

For what it is worth I don't imagine that it is a Jewish word.

I do note that there is a reference in
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/community/exe/history/medievaljew.htm to a
Joseph Furmager who was "one of the leaders of (pre-Expulsion) Bristol
Jewry". Given that the Jews of England arrived with the Normans I don't see
why the name should have a specific Jewish origin - but rather be the French
which it sounds like.

Indeed this church record
http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F2703%2FNuns%2F231c
refers to Robert le Furmager.

As an aside anyone can publish anything on the Internet which is not the
normal means of academic review. You have now used as a reference on your
website this source on the Internet in which anyone can write anything they
like without any peer review.

In modern times these would be called rumours - they are quite difficult to
disprove today - let alone with reference to 800 years ago.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: FURMAGER #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Adrian Furminger" <adrianfurminger@thefurmingerfamilytree.co.uk> wrote in
message news:4433D89A00001851@mail-dom-4.tiscali.it...

"Since it is quite clear from
http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/kwhs/subject.html where all the authors
are listed that Eleazar ha-Levy is a pseudonym (as per wargaming), one can
hardly regard this as a reliable academic source."

Hence my question to this list ! ! ! All theories have to start somewhere
and the process or proving or disproving them eventually leads to fact.
(we hope)

Perhaps you can tell me Is FURMAGER a jewish word and does it translate to
"Tax Farmer" or similar ?
I would suggest that you are more likely to explore the origins of the word
by talking to an (academic) expert in Medieval or Norman French.

For what it is worth I don't imagine that it is a Jewish word.

I do note that there is a reference in
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/community/exe/history/medievaljew.htm to a
Joseph Furmager who was "one of the leaders of (pre-Expulsion) Bristol
Jewry". Given that the Jews of England arrived with the Normans I don't see
why the name should have a specific Jewish origin - but rather be the French
which it sounds like.

Indeed this church record
http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F2703%2FNuns%2F231c
refers to Robert le Furmager.

As an aside anyone can publish anything on the Internet which is not the
normal means of academic review. You have now used as a reference on your
website this source on the Internet in which anyone can write anything they
like without any peer review.

In modern times these would be called rumours - they are quite difficult to
disprove today - let alone with reference to 800 years ago.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


Kossover Benevolent Association vs Progressive Kossower Plot #belarus

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

I have built a website for Rozinoy (Ruzhany) that includes materials on
Kossovo. http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Ruzhany
One of the descendants >from this area, sent me material on the Kossover
Benevolent Association.
Now on the Mt. Carmel Cemetery Site I find the "Progressive Kossower Plot".
Does any one know if the "Progressive Kossower" Group was originally set up
by immigrants >from Kossovo near Ruzhany or were they >from some other
Kossowo?
Rose Feldman
Tel-Aviv


Belarus SIG #Belarus Kossover Benevolent Association vs Progressive Kossower Plot #belarus

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

I have built a website for Rozinoy (Ruzhany) that includes materials on
Kossovo. http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Ruzhany
One of the descendants >from this area, sent me material on the Kossover
Benevolent Association.
Now on the Mt. Carmel Cemetery Site I find the "Progressive Kossower Plot".
Does any one know if the "Progressive Kossower" Group was originally set up
by immigrants >from Kossovo near Ruzhany or were they >from some other
Kossowo?
Rose Feldman
Tel-Aviv


Response to Elisabeth Paikin's plea #scandinavia

ellieweld <ellieweld@...>
 

Regarding Elisabeth's plea that subscribers to the Scandinavia SIG
list submit descriptions of the research they are engaged on: I would
like to say that I did this a few months ago and was rewarded by a
response >from Adam Katzeff which provided interesting information
about my family.

And in reply to Lloyd Appel's query about Jews >from the Russian
empire going to Sweden on their way to the USA, one of my maternal
great-grandfathers (Leopold ROSENZWEIG aka Levin YURI or Yuri LEVIN)
ran away >from Poland to Sweden to avoid military service. There he
met his future wife (Bertha ABELITZKI) who was already living in
Sweden with her Polish parents. They lived in Sweden long enough to
have at least three children before emigrating to the USA in the late
1860s.

Ellie Weld
Twickenham, Mddx, England

Searching: ABELITZKI - Poland to Sweden to USA
ROSENZWEIG - ditto
LANDESMAN - Hungary to USA
ABRAHAMS - England to Australia to South Africa to England
RUBINSTEIN - Lithuania to South Africa to England to USA


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Response to Elisabeth Paikin's plea #scandinavia

ellieweld <ellieweld@...>
 

Regarding Elisabeth's plea that subscribers to the Scandinavia SIG
list submit descriptions of the research they are engaged on: I would
like to say that I did this a few months ago and was rewarded by a
response >from Adam Katzeff which provided interesting information
about my family.

And in reply to Lloyd Appel's query about Jews >from the Russian
empire going to Sweden on their way to the USA, one of my maternal
great-grandfathers (Leopold ROSENZWEIG aka Levin YURI or Yuri LEVIN)
ran away >from Poland to Sweden to avoid military service. There he
met his future wife (Bertha ABELITZKI) who was already living in
Sweden with her Polish parents. They lived in Sweden long enough to
have at least three children before emigrating to the USA in the late
1860s.

Ellie Weld
Twickenham, Mddx, England

Searching: ABELITZKI - Poland to Sweden to USA
ROSENZWEIG - ditto
LANDESMAN - Hungary to USA
ABRAHAMS - England to Australia to South Africa to England
RUBINSTEIN - Lithuania to South Africa to England to USA


Romanian Torah from Klowz recovered & refurbished #romania

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Dear ROMSiggers,

My cousins Lonna and Marvin of Kansas recently obtained a Romanian Torah
that survived the Holocaust, and they have presented it to their new
shul. They are now trying to find the history of this Torah and to link it
to Jews who lived in Klowz(?). Can you help them to locate this place in
Romania, and to help with information about Klowz and its Jews? Here's the
story.

"Marvin and I are members of a small Reconstructionist Congregation, Or
Hadash, formed in Overland Park, KS three-and-a-half years ago. The
congregation does not have a permanent building nor do we have a full-time
rabbi. We are lay-led most of the time but bring in a rabbi for the High
Holydays. Marvin taught himself Torah trope (using Trope Trainer) and is
our main Torah reader, but our congregation was forced to borrow a Torah
from other groups having a spare."
"In the summer of 2004, our President Debby Simon and her husband were
visiting in Pompano Beach, Florida. While visiting Traditions, Judaica
Gifts, there, they learned that the owner rescued Holocaust Toratot and
found homes for them. When they came home, they told the story to
us. After negotiations were complete, a Torah was made available for us,
inspected by a Florida rabbi and its condition verified, and we joyfully
purchased our first (and only) Torah. The Torah was shipped to us with new
wooden spindles and a new cover, and with a silver yad as a gift >from the
seller. One of our members donated a white cover for the High Holydays, in
honor of his mother's 90th birthday."

"We brought in the rabbi who officiated at our High Holyday services and
held a special welcoming service on Shabbat Chanukah, 2004, with members of
our congregation reading the parshah >from our very own Torah."

"What we know about our Holocaust Torah: It is >from the Romanian city of
Klowz, and the Jews who were fleeing >from the Nazis gave it to a local
gentile family. They asked the family to hold onto the Torah for when they
returned. They never returned. The gentile family held onto the Torah for
many years before it was sold and taken to Israel where it was restored and
then made its way, via Florida, to its new home in Overland Park, KS. We
have been unable to locate a town or village named Klocz or Klowz or any
variation thereof anywhere in Romania and assume it vanished during the
World War II era."

Can anyone help us to locate this place, to find information about the
Jewish community, and even perhaps to attach the names of Jews >from Klowz
to this rescued Romanian Torah? Thanks in advance for any help.

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


Romania SIG #Romania Romanian Torah from Klowz recovered & refurbished #romania

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Dear ROMSiggers,

My cousins Lonna and Marvin of Kansas recently obtained a Romanian Torah
that survived the Holocaust, and they have presented it to their new
shul. They are now trying to find the history of this Torah and to link it
to Jews who lived in Klowz(?). Can you help them to locate this place in
Romania, and to help with information about Klowz and its Jews? Here's the
story.

"Marvin and I are members of a small Reconstructionist Congregation, Or
Hadash, formed in Overland Park, KS three-and-a-half years ago. The
congregation does not have a permanent building nor do we have a full-time
rabbi. We are lay-led most of the time but bring in a rabbi for the High
Holydays. Marvin taught himself Torah trope (using Trope Trainer) and is
our main Torah reader, but our congregation was forced to borrow a Torah
from other groups having a spare."
"In the summer of 2004, our President Debby Simon and her husband were
visiting in Pompano Beach, Florida. While visiting Traditions, Judaica
Gifts, there, they learned that the owner rescued Holocaust Toratot and
found homes for them. When they came home, they told the story to
us. After negotiations were complete, a Torah was made available for us,
inspected by a Florida rabbi and its condition verified, and we joyfully
purchased our first (and only) Torah. The Torah was shipped to us with new
wooden spindles and a new cover, and with a silver yad as a gift >from the
seller. One of our members donated a white cover for the High Holydays, in
honor of his mother's 90th birthday."

"We brought in the rabbi who officiated at our High Holyday services and
held a special welcoming service on Shabbat Chanukah, 2004, with members of
our congregation reading the parshah >from our very own Torah."

"What we know about our Holocaust Torah: It is >from the Romanian city of
Klowz, and the Jews who were fleeing >from the Nazis gave it to a local
gentile family. They asked the family to hold onto the Torah for when they
returned. They never returned. The gentile family held onto the Torah for
many years before it was sold and taken to Israel where it was restored and
then made its way, via Florida, to its new home in Overland Park, KS. We
have been unable to locate a town or village named Klocz or Klowz or any
variation thereof anywhere in Romania and assume it vanished during the
World War II era."

Can anyone help us to locate this place, to find information about the
Jewish community, and even perhaps to attach the names of Jews >from Klowz
to this rescued Romanian Torah? Thanks in advance for any help.

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


England Immigration Lookups Needed #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

Can someone with access to immigration records for England do a lookup for
me. I am looking for the names PURINZON or PURINSON and LEKERMAN or
LECKERMAN.
The first names for the Purinzon/Purinson are Eva, Morris, and Rose (or
Rachel). The first names for Lekerman/Leckerman are Solomon/Sam, Manya (or
Maria or Minnie) with two children Dania (Dorothy) and Morris. For some
reason they could not go directly to the United States >from Argentina
(perhaps because of their Russian citizenship) and had to go first to
England. Their ship >from Argentina came into Liverpool probably in October
1910. They stayed in England for a few months before coming to the United
States. Rose (Rachel) gave birth to a baby girl, Fannie, in England. There
is a possibility that Eva Purinzon/Purinson and Manya/Maria/Minnie with the
two children actually went to the United States and then later went to
England for about a year--as they ended up coming into the United States
about a year following everyone else.

Rochelle Gershenow
Potomac, MD

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus; South Africa, USA); CHAIKIN (Priluki, Ukraine);
GERIS/GADISH/GAIDASH (Belarus); GOLDING (Ukraine);
LECKERMAN/LEKERMAN/LAKERMAN (Priluki, Ukraine; or Pennsylvania, USA);
LIFSCHITZ (Priluki,Ukraine);PURINSON/PURINZON/PURRINSON Priluki,Ukraine;
Argentina; Israel; USA); SLONIMSKY (Minsk, Belarus)or SLONIM (USA);
SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Lutzin, Belarus; Ludza, Latvia; USA); SOKOLOFF
(Priluki, Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen England Immigration Lookups Needed #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

Can someone with access to immigration records for England do a lookup for
me. I am looking for the names PURINZON or PURINSON and LEKERMAN or
LECKERMAN.
The first names for the Purinzon/Purinson are Eva, Morris, and Rose (or
Rachel). The first names for Lekerman/Leckerman are Solomon/Sam, Manya (or
Maria or Minnie) with two children Dania (Dorothy) and Morris. For some
reason they could not go directly to the United States >from Argentina
(perhaps because of their Russian citizenship) and had to go first to
England. Their ship >from Argentina came into Liverpool probably in October
1910. They stayed in England for a few months before coming to the United
States. Rose (Rachel) gave birth to a baby girl, Fannie, in England. There
is a possibility that Eva Purinzon/Purinson and Manya/Maria/Minnie with the
two children actually went to the United States and then later went to
England for about a year--as they ended up coming into the United States
about a year following everyone else.

Rochelle Gershenow
Potomac, MD

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus; South Africa, USA); CHAIKIN (Priluki, Ukraine);
GERIS/GADISH/GAIDASH (Belarus); GOLDING (Ukraine);
LECKERMAN/LEKERMAN/LAKERMAN (Priluki, Ukraine; or Pennsylvania, USA);
LIFSCHITZ (Priluki,Ukraine);PURINSON/PURINZON/PURRINSON Priluki,Ukraine;
Argentina; Israel; USA); SLONIMSKY (Minsk, Belarus)or SLONIM (USA);
SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Lutzin, Belarus; Ludza, Latvia; USA); SOKOLOFF
(Priluki, Ukraine)


Polish Translation #general

Laufer, Shmuel
 

Dear Friends:
I have uploaded two certificates I receive >from the Polish Archives.
Could someone translate >from Polish for me?
I am specifically looking for names and dates in these documents.
If you can help, please respond private to laufers@inter.net.il

Description: Birth Certificate Josef Leyzer Brukman >from Sarnaki
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7983

Description: Marriage Certificate Abraham Azik Brukman >from Sarnaki
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7984

Best Regards

Shmuel Laufer
Rehovot - Israel

Researching: LAUFER (Przasnysz- Poland), BERKOWICZ (Przasnysz- Poland),
JANKEFOWICZ (Przasnysz- Poland), WIATRAK (Przasnysz- Poland), DOMB
(Pultusk-Poland), BRUCKMAN (Sarnaki-Poland), ZELAZO (Sarnaki-Poland),
MITELMAN (Chelm-Poland), TENERMAN (Dubienka-Poland), PRESCHEL
(Chernovich-Bukovina), SCHNAPP (Chernovich-Bukovina), LEDER
(Chernovich-Bukovina).


More Polish records to translate #general

Clive Budlender <clivebud@...>
 

I have posted more Polish records on Viewmate and would be very grateful if
someone could translate them into English.

The Viewmate address is http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Go to VM 7988
VM 7989
VM 7990

Please respond privately to annebud@optusnet.com.au

Thank you very much
Anne Budlender
Melbourne, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish Translation #general

Laufer, Shmuel
 

Dear Friends:
I have uploaded two certificates I receive >from the Polish Archives.
Could someone translate >from Polish for me?
I am specifically looking for names and dates in these documents.
If you can help, please respond private to laufers@inter.net.il

Description: Birth Certificate Josef Leyzer Brukman >from Sarnaki
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7983

Description: Marriage Certificate Abraham Azik Brukman >from Sarnaki
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7984

Best Regards

Shmuel Laufer
Rehovot - Israel

Researching: LAUFER (Przasnysz- Poland), BERKOWICZ (Przasnysz- Poland),
JANKEFOWICZ (Przasnysz- Poland), WIATRAK (Przasnysz- Poland), DOMB
(Pultusk-Poland), BRUCKMAN (Sarnaki-Poland), ZELAZO (Sarnaki-Poland),
MITELMAN (Chelm-Poland), TENERMAN (Dubienka-Poland), PRESCHEL
(Chernovich-Bukovina), SCHNAPP (Chernovich-Bukovina), LEDER
(Chernovich-Bukovina).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More Polish records to translate #general

Clive Budlender <clivebud@...>
 

I have posted more Polish records on Viewmate and would be very grateful if
someone could translate them into English.

The Viewmate address is http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Go to VM 7988
VM 7989
VM 7990

Please respond privately to annebud@optusnet.com.au

Thank you very much
Anne Budlender
Melbourne, Australia


Re: NYC marriage certificates #germany

Alan Steinfeld <alansteinfeld@...>
 

The link below covers "New York City Vital Records At The Municipal
Archives." Marriage certificates prior to 1930 are available at the
Municipal archives. There is a $5 fee to use the microfilm machine for
the entire day. Copies of certificates are $6.

There are microfilms of indices arranged by borough for earlier years,
as well as microfilms of the certificates themselves.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vitalrecords/home.shtml

Alan Steinfeld
Scarsdale, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC marriage certificates #general

Alan Steinfeld <alansteinfeld@...>
 

The link below covers "New York City Vital Records At The Municipal
Archives." Marriage certificates prior to 1930 are available at the
Municipal archives. There is a $5 fee to use the microfilm machine for
the entire day. Copies of certificates are $6.

There are microfilms of indices arranged by borough for earlier years,
as well as microfilms of the certificates themselves.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vitalrecords/home.shtml

Alan Steinfeld
Scarsdale, NY