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Tombstone transliteration - "resh"? #general

Laura Ma'oz <pedocare@...>
 

In transliterating the following name on a tombstone, what is the
relationship of Ephraim to Mordechai: Mordechai rav Ephraim ben rav Yaakov.
The tombstone is very clear - there is no "bet" before the "resh" between
Mordechai and Ephraim. I already checked the infofiles and discussion group
archives. Thanks for any assistance. This is for the JOWBR project.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tombstone transliteration - "resh"? #general

Laura Ma'oz <pedocare@...>
 

In transliterating the following name on a tombstone, what is the
relationship of Ephraim to Mordechai: Mordechai rav Ephraim ben rav Yaakov.
The tombstone is very clear - there is no "bet" before the "resh" between
Mordechai and Ephraim. I already checked the infofiles and discussion group
archives. Thanks for any assistance. This is for the JOWBR project.

Re: Some more professions in Vienna #austria-czech

Hans Jantsch <hans.jantsch@...>
 

Huehnerauge has a medical meaning: clavus, therefore the meaning is someone
who is specialiced in excision of clavus, not necessarily a medical doctor,
having no own office, performing this kind of surgery at the home of his
patients or in a tent in an amusement park.
Hans Jantsch
Vienna

Researching RATZERSDORFER (Vienna, Bratislava, Horice and anywhere else),
DOCTOR (von HOHENLANGEN), ZWEIG.

MODERATOR NOTE: We received numerous responses about Huhneraugenarzt. Since we
know that clavus = corn or callus, this message seems to complete the occupation
description. No other responses will be posted unless they add significantly to
the discussion.

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech AW: Some more professions in Vienna #austria-czech

Hans Jantsch <hans.jantsch@...>
 

Huehnerauge has a medical meaning: clavus, therefore the meaning is someone
who is specialiced in excision of clavus, not necessarily a medical doctor,
having no own office, performing this kind of surgery at the home of his
patients or in a tent in an amusement park.
Hans Jantsch
Vienna

Researching RATZERSDORFER (Vienna, Bratislava, Horice and anywhere else),
DOCTOR (von HOHENLANGEN), ZWEIG.

MODERATOR NOTE: We received numerous responses about Huhneraugenarzt. Since we
know that clavus = corn or callus, this message seems to complete the occupation
description. No other responses will be posted unless they add significantly to
the discussion.

Translation from Hebrew #romania

Fern Ward <FRWard@...>
 

I have posted a Wedding certificae on Viewmate. (VM5650 Translation-Hebrew)
If anyone can please advise me who it was for and the date of the marriage,
I would really appreciate it!
Thanks
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5650
Please respond directly to
FRWard@...
Thank you
Fern Ward
Laveen, AZ
ZELMANOVICS, KATZ

Translation from Cyrllic #romania

Fern Ward <FRWard@...>
 

I have posted on Viewmate a passport that I believe is in Cyrllic.
If anyone can tell me anything about it - I would be really appreciative!
- Re: Viewmate 5651, 5652. 5653, 5654
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5651

Please respond to
FRWard@...

Thank You
Fern Ward
Laveen, AZ
ZELMANOVICS, KATZ

Romania SIG #Romania Translation from Hebrew #romania

Fern Ward <FRWard@...>
 

I have posted a Wedding certificae on Viewmate. (VM5650 Translation-Hebrew)
If anyone can please advise me who it was for and the date of the marriage,
I would really appreciate it!
Thanks
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5650
Please respond directly to
FRWard@...
Thank you
Fern Ward
Laveen, AZ
ZELMANOVICS, KATZ

Romania SIG #Romania Translation from Cyrllic #romania

Fern Ward <FRWard@...>
 

I have posted on Viewmate a passport that I believe is in Cyrllic.
If anyone can tell me anything about it - I would be really appreciative!
- Re: Viewmate 5651, 5652. 5653, 5654
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5651

Please respond to
FRWard@...

Thank You
Fern Ward
Laveen, AZ
ZELMANOVICS, KATZ

Identification of GGM's Birthplace #belarus

Paul A. Auerbach
 

Genners,

I'm having trouble identifying the birthplace of my great grandmother, and
was hoping one of you might be able to help me. The only thing I'm fairly
certain of is that my GGM was born somewhere in Belarus between 1894 and
1897. According to her Ellis Island passenger record, she was born in
Kownati, Witebsk Gubernia, Russia. I've searched JewishGen's Shtetl Seeker
and other sources extensively, but couldn't find any towns that sound like
"Kownati" in the Witebsk (Vitebsk) Gubernia. I did, however, find several
towns named "Kownaty" in Poland, at least two of which were near Belarus
(but nowhere near the Vitebsk Gubernia). The Ellis Island passenger lists
for my GGM's parents and siblings refer to towns named "Kovnat," "Kownat" or
"Kawnot," also in the Witebsk Gubernia. The 1930 U.S. federal census shows
the birthplace of my GGM and her parents, but I'm unable to make it out
(it's clearly something other than "Kownati"). I've posted an extract from
that census record on ViewMate in the hope that someone might be able to
recognize the town name:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5668

My GGM's application for a U.S. Social Security number says she was born in
Latvia. Finally, my father thinks my GGM was born in Pinsk, Belarus. Any
thoughts or suggestions?

Please reply directly to me at PAuerbach@....

Thanks very much for your help.

Paul Auerbach
Boston, Massachusetts

Researching:

ARONSON (Podolia (Gubernia), Ukraine),AUERBACH / AVERBUKH (Chisinau, Moldova)
BENJAMIN (Ostroleka, Poland),CHAKUM (Maisiagala / Vilnius, Lithuania)
KAPLAN (Minsk, Belarus),LEVINE (Vilnius, Lithuania)
MINKIN (Vitebsk (Gubernia) / Pinsk, Belarus),NEEDLE / NUDELL (Odessa, Ukraine)
PELICAN / PELIKAN (London, England / Krakow, Poland),ROSENLICHT (Krakow, Poland)
TAFFET / (Krakow, Poland)

Belarus SIG #Belarus Identification of GGM's Birthplace #belarus

Paul A. Auerbach
 

Genners,

I'm having trouble identifying the birthplace of my great grandmother, and
was hoping one of you might be able to help me. The only thing I'm fairly
certain of is that my GGM was born somewhere in Belarus between 1894 and
1897. According to her Ellis Island passenger record, she was born in
Kownati, Witebsk Gubernia, Russia. I've searched JewishGen's Shtetl Seeker
and other sources extensively, but couldn't find any towns that sound like
"Kownati" in the Witebsk (Vitebsk) Gubernia. I did, however, find several
towns named "Kownaty" in Poland, at least two of which were near Belarus
(but nowhere near the Vitebsk Gubernia). The Ellis Island passenger lists
for my GGM's parents and siblings refer to towns named "Kovnat," "Kownat" or
"Kawnot," also in the Witebsk Gubernia. The 1930 U.S. federal census shows
the birthplace of my GGM and her parents, but I'm unable to make it out
(it's clearly something other than "Kownati"). I've posted an extract from
that census record on ViewMate in the hope that someone might be able to
recognize the town name:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5668

My GGM's application for a U.S. Social Security number says she was born in
Latvia. Finally, my father thinks my GGM was born in Pinsk, Belarus. Any
thoughts or suggestions?

Please reply directly to me at PAuerbach@....

Thanks very much for your help.

Paul Auerbach
Boston, Massachusetts

Researching:

ARONSON (Podolia (Gubernia), Ukraine),AUERBACH / AVERBUKH (Chisinau, Moldova)
BENJAMIN (Ostroleka, Poland),CHAKUM (Maisiagala / Vilnius, Lithuania)
KAPLAN (Minsk, Belarus),LEVINE (Vilnius, Lithuania)
MINKIN (Vitebsk (Gubernia) / Pinsk, Belarus),NEEDLE / NUDELL (Odessa, Ukraine)
PELICAN / PELIKAN (London, England / Krakow, Poland),ROSENLICHT (Krakow, Poland)
TAFFET / (Krakow, Poland)

Prostejov Shoah victims online #austria-czech

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi all,

The list of Jewish Shoah victims >from Prostejov (Prossnitz), CZR is now
online on JewishGen's Holocaust Database. I transcribed the names >from
photos I took last summer of the memorial plaques in the Jewish cemetery
there, and later received some transcription assistance >from Maud Beer
(thanks again, Maud). Unfortuantely, I don't see a way on the website for
one to view the entire list, but you can enter specific surnames on the main
Database webpage. Even typing "Prostejov" as a town or Global Text search
does NOT result in this part of the larger JG Holocaust Database appearing.
There was little information on the plaques - names but no birthdates. I
believe that most of them were deported >from Olomouc, and I suppose one
could verify birthdates >from the Terezin deportation lists book (Terezinska
Pametni Kniha).

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0118_prostejov.html

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI

Searching: GRUNHUT, KOCH - Prostejov, CZR (among others)

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Prostejov Shoah victims online #austria-czech

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi all,

The list of Jewish Shoah victims >from Prostejov (Prossnitz), CZR is now
online on JewishGen's Holocaust Database. I transcribed the names >from
photos I took last summer of the memorial plaques in the Jewish cemetery
there, and later received some transcription assistance >from Maud Beer
(thanks again, Maud). Unfortuantely, I don't see a way on the website for
one to view the entire list, but you can enter specific surnames on the main
Database webpage. Even typing "Prostejov" as a town or Global Text search
does NOT result in this part of the larger JG Holocaust Database appearing.
There was little information on the plaques - names but no birthdates. I
believe that most of them were deported >from Olomouc, and I suppose one
could verify birthdates >from the Terezin deportation lists book (Terezinska
Pametni Kniha).

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0118_prostejov.html

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI

Searching: GRUNHUT, KOCH - Prostejov, CZR (among others)

I.O.F.S. of I. Progress Lodge in 1880 St. Louis #usa

Martin Fischer
 

When I was in St. Louis a few weeks ago, I started reading the earliest St.
Louis Jewish newspapers on microfilm in the St. Louis County Library. The
first thing of interest I found was in a column of short items concerning
local people in the Jewish Tribune of Jan. 16, 1880. It noted that

L. Kober (Louis KOBER) was the newly installed treasurer of the I.O.F.S. of
I. Progress Lodge.

I assume that this was either a Jewish fraternal group or a labor union, but
does anyone know what the full name and purpose of this organization was?

Martin Fischer Oak Park, Illinois

Fischer and Levin family history Web site: http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/

Early American SIG #USA I.O.F.S. of I. Progress Lodge in 1880 St. Louis #usa

Martin Fischer
 

When I was in St. Louis a few weeks ago, I started reading the earliest St.
Louis Jewish newspapers on microfilm in the St. Louis County Library. The
first thing of interest I found was in a column of short items concerning
local people in the Jewish Tribune of Jan. 16, 1880. It noted that

L. Kober (Louis KOBER) was the newly installed treasurer of the I.O.F.S. of
I. Progress Lodge.

I assume that this was either a Jewish fraternal group or a labor union, but
does anyone know what the full name and purpose of this organization was?

Martin Fischer Oak Park, Illinois

Fischer and Levin family history Web site: http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/

HARRIS family photos on ViewMate #usa

Martin Fischer
 

Seeking descendants of Gershon HARRIS and his son Moe HARRIS, and another
son and daughter and Gerson's wife, whose names are not known. Gershon
HARRIS's father was named Harry KREWIANSKI, who is believed to have lived in
Sejny, Poland. Gershon and his family are believed to have immigrated to
Cleveland, Ohio, and one or more of his children are believed to have spent
some time in a Jewish orphans home in Cleveland.

Please see Viewmate photos 5661 through 5664 at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5661
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5662
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5663
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5664

Thank you.

Martin Fischer Oak Park, Illinois, USA

The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/

Early American SIG #USA HARRIS family photos on ViewMate #usa

Martin Fischer
 

Seeking descendants of Gershon HARRIS and his son Moe HARRIS, and another
son and daughter and Gerson's wife, whose names are not known. Gershon
HARRIS's father was named Harry KREWIANSKI, who is believed to have lived in
Sejny, Poland. Gershon and his family are believed to have immigrated to
Cleveland, Ohio, and one or more of his children are believed to have spent
some time in a Jewish orphans home in Cleveland.

Please see Viewmate photos 5661 through 5664 at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5661
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5662
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5663
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5664

Thank you.

Martin Fischer Oak Park, Illinois, USA

The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/

Early American Sig meeting at eh IAJGS conference #usa

RecordsAccess@...
 

To all Yankee Doodle Jewish Genners,

How many of you are going to the IAJGS conference in Las Vegas next July?

It would be nice to meet you face to face.

I have reserved a room for a "Birds of a Feather" meeting for the Early
American Sig on Tuesday at 12 noon.

In Washington 2 years ago we had about 30 people who attended the meeting.

Marvin Weinberg
Coordinator, Early American Sig

P. S. If you have any suggestions for topics or projects that you would like
to discuss, please let me know by E mail, either through the Sig or
directly to me. Or just send a note that you'll be there.

Early American SIG #USA Early American Sig meeting at eh IAJGS conference #usa

RecordsAccess@...
 

To all Yankee Doodle Jewish Genners,

How many of you are going to the IAJGS conference in Las Vegas next July?

It would be nice to meet you face to face.

I have reserved a room for a "Birds of a Feather" meeting for the Early
American Sig on Tuesday at 12 noon.

In Washington 2 years ago we had about 30 people who attended the meeting.

Marvin Weinberg
Coordinator, Early American Sig

P. S. If you have any suggestions for topics or projects that you would like
to discuss, please let me know by E mail, either through the Sig or
directly to me. Or just send a note that you'll be there.

Emil Rathenau #germany

Werner Zimmt <wsz@...>
 

I have been searching for the ancestors of Emil RATHENAU, born in Berlin
Dec 11 1838. I found one biography that mentioned his mother's maiden name,
described his father and 2 brothers, but never gave any names. If that
information is available, I would apprciate getting it, or at least a
website I could go to.

Werner Zimmt Tucson, AZ <wsz@...>

German SIG #Germany Emil Rathenau #germany

Werner Zimmt <wsz@...>
 

I have been searching for the ancestors of Emil RATHENAU, born in Berlin
Dec 11 1838. I found one biography that mentioned his mother's maiden name,
described his father and 2 brothers, but never gave any names. If that
information is available, I would apprciate getting it, or at least a
website I could go to.

Werner Zimmt Tucson, AZ <wsz@...>