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Rabbi Meyer LIPSCHUTZ / LIPSCHITZ #general

Richard Gilbert
 

Dear Genners,

My wife's 2 x Great Grandfather was Rabbi Meyer LIPSCHUTZ or LIPSCHITZ. He
is supposed to have been a Rabbi in Kaunas, Lithuania. We are interested in
finding out more about him and should appreciate any advice that any of you
might have as to how we can do that. He was possibly born circa 1860 and
died about 1910. As far as we are aware, he never left Lithuania and his
descendants now live in England and the USA. We have checked the JewishGen
website and could find no reference to him.

Many thanks,

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
E-mail: richvic@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Meyer LIPSCHUTZ / LIPSCHITZ #general

Richard Gilbert
 

Dear Genners,

My wife's 2 x Great Grandfather was Rabbi Meyer LIPSCHUTZ or LIPSCHITZ. He
is supposed to have been a Rabbi in Kaunas, Lithuania. We are interested in
finding out more about him and should appreciate any advice that any of you
might have as to how we can do that. He was possibly born circa 1860 and
died about 1910. As far as we are aware, he never left Lithuania and his
descendants now live in England and the USA. We have checked the JewishGen
website and could find no reference to him.

Many thanks,

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
E-mail: richvic@...


Rabbi Nathan GERSTEIN #general

Richard Gilbert
 

Dear Genners,

I am interested to learn more about the life and times of Rabbi Nathan
GERSTEIN. I believe he married my great-great Aunt Fannie nee SCHAFFLER in
Boston or New York. According to the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial
Registry Rabbi Gerstein died in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas on 5th July 1919
and is buried in the Agudas Achim Cemetery in San Antonio. JOWBR also
gives his date of birth as 16th November 1887. According to his WW1 Draft
Registration Card he was born in Litau & lived at 115 Newton, San Antonio.
This however gives his date of birth as 15th August 1887. Although he had
three children none of them married and had children and they are no longer
alive. If someone can provide with information about him and take a digital
photograph of his headstone for me, I should be very grateful.

Kind regards,

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
E-mail: richvic@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Nathan GERSTEIN #general

Richard Gilbert
 

Dear Genners,

I am interested to learn more about the life and times of Rabbi Nathan
GERSTEIN. I believe he married my great-great Aunt Fannie nee SCHAFFLER in
Boston or New York. According to the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial
Registry Rabbi Gerstein died in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas on 5th July 1919
and is buried in the Agudas Achim Cemetery in San Antonio. JOWBR also
gives his date of birth as 16th November 1887. According to his WW1 Draft
Registration Card he was born in Litau & lived at 115 Newton, San Antonio.
This however gives his date of birth as 15th August 1887. Although he had
three children none of them married and had children and they are no longer
alive. If someone can provide with information about him and take a digital
photograph of his headstone for me, I should be very grateful.

Kind regards,

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
E-mail: richvic@...


Re: EISENs of Kogaran Australia in 1924; JAFFEE ostrich farmer in Australia #general

Eric Svirskis
 

Firstly it is quite possible that "Kogaran Australia "(as there are only a
few hits on Google on this) is Kogarah, a suburb of Sydney. It is an
established suburb with a thriving Jewish population so you may find there
are synagogue records.

Secondly you may like to consider the spelling JAFFE (pron. "Jaffee"). When
my father went to Auckland, New Zealand in 1939 he was very close to Ruben &
Edie Jaffe (she was a MELZER). I am pretty Ruben came >from Lithuania (like
my parents). There was another Jaffe family there (Max and descendants) who
were related to Ruben but came through Manchester (I think) in the U.K. and
I am unsure of how they were connected.

There are a lot of Jaffes in NZ (probably still all related) and it is
probably quite a common name world-wide. I had a connection with the NZ ones
through marriage for a while - my late brother's sister married a Jaffe) and
if you feel this is the right direction I will try and make contact.

BTW there is also a John EISEN in Melbourne too.

Eric Svirskis,
Melbourne, Australia.
svire@...

Interested in: FLEXER, GANTOVNIK, GESKIN, GROSSBEIN, MUSZKATBLAT, OKUN,
SRAGOWITZ, SVIRSKI, SVIRSKIS or SWIRSKY, & ZILBERMAN - mainly from
Lithuania: Danilovichiai/Draustine, Dolhinov, Kovno/Kaunas,
Panevesz/Panecevysz, and Widze/Vidzy (now Belarus).

-----Original Message-----
In investigating a relative's family tree, I found a
family narrative that had been typed in 1932 talking
of the origins of the JAFFEE family in northeast
Lithuania (Papile, Kupiskis). I would like to share
the document with descendants, who may be in
Australia. The story ends with:

"Samson JAFFEE, father of Annis EISEN, goes to Africa
and later to Australia where he buys an ostrich farm."

I found a 1924 ship manifest for an Annis Eisen who
was visiting the US as a tourist. She was born in
about 1884, wife of Jules Eisen of Kogaran, Australia.

If anyone can locate a descendant of Samson Jaffee or
Annis Eisen, I would love to pass on information on
their family roots in Lithuania (and can connect them
with a couple of other descendants of this family in
the U.S.).

Thank you,
Laurel Singer
San Ramon, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: EISENs of Kogaran Australia in 1924; JAFFEE ostrich farmer in Australia #general

Eric Svirskis
 

Firstly it is quite possible that "Kogaran Australia "(as there are only a
few hits on Google on this) is Kogarah, a suburb of Sydney. It is an
established suburb with a thriving Jewish population so you may find there
are synagogue records.

Secondly you may like to consider the spelling JAFFE (pron. "Jaffee"). When
my father went to Auckland, New Zealand in 1939 he was very close to Ruben &
Edie Jaffe (she was a MELZER). I am pretty Ruben came >from Lithuania (like
my parents). There was another Jaffe family there (Max and descendants) who
were related to Ruben but came through Manchester (I think) in the U.K. and
I am unsure of how they were connected.

There are a lot of Jaffes in NZ (probably still all related) and it is
probably quite a common name world-wide. I had a connection with the NZ ones
through marriage for a while - my late brother's sister married a Jaffe) and
if you feel this is the right direction I will try and make contact.

BTW there is also a John EISEN in Melbourne too.

Eric Svirskis,
Melbourne, Australia.
svire@...

Interested in: FLEXER, GANTOVNIK, GESKIN, GROSSBEIN, MUSZKATBLAT, OKUN,
SRAGOWITZ, SVIRSKI, SVIRSKIS or SWIRSKY, & ZILBERMAN - mainly from
Lithuania: Danilovichiai/Draustine, Dolhinov, Kovno/Kaunas,
Panevesz/Panecevysz, and Widze/Vidzy (now Belarus).

-----Original Message-----
In investigating a relative's family tree, I found a
family narrative that had been typed in 1932 talking
of the origins of the JAFFEE family in northeast
Lithuania (Papile, Kupiskis). I would like to share
the document with descendants, who may be in
Australia. The story ends with:

"Samson JAFFEE, father of Annis EISEN, goes to Africa
and later to Australia where he buys an ostrich farm."

I found a 1924 ship manifest for an Annis Eisen who
was visiting the US as a tourist. She was born in
about 1884, wife of Jules Eisen of Kogaran, Australia.

If anyone can locate a descendant of Samson Jaffee or
Annis Eisen, I would love to pass on information on
their family roots in Lithuania (and can connect them
with a couple of other descendants of this family in
the U.S.).

Thank you,
Laurel Singer
San Ramon, CA


Re: adopting surnames in the Pale: one story #general

MBernet@...
 

Here's a story I've heard many times. Therefore it must be true ??!!!

A wife sells her jewelry (or her hair) and gives the proceeds to her husband
to "Buy us a nice surname."

He returns >from the bureaucrats office and she asks, "What name did you buy?

"Fisher," he says.

She starts cursing him: "My jewels, my hair! Fool, is that the best you could do?"

He: "If you knew how much I had to pay them to leave out the dagesh >from the peh!"

[The Hebrew letter peh is pronounced P if it contains a central dot
(dagesh); without the dagesh it's pronounced Ph or F]

Michael Bernet, New York
mbernet@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: adopting surnames in the Pale: one story #general

MBernet@...
 

Here's a story I've heard many times. Therefore it must be true ??!!!

A wife sells her jewelry (or her hair) and gives the proceeds to her husband
to "Buy us a nice surname."

He returns >from the bureaucrats office and she asks, "What name did you buy?

"Fisher," he says.

She starts cursing him: "My jewels, my hair! Fool, is that the best you could do?"

He: "If you knew how much I had to pay them to leave out the dagesh >from the peh!"

[The Hebrew letter peh is pronounced P if it contains a central dot
(dagesh); without the dagesh it's pronounced Ph or F]

Michael Bernet, New York
mbernet@...


Jewish community in England 17-18th centuries #unitedkingdom

Irina Fridman
 

Dear Genners,


I'm conducting some research into the history of one of the Jewish communities. The records go as far as the end of the 18th century (1780s). However,... and these are the questions:

1. In one of the books of a local cathedral (dated 1681) is stated: "5s paid a jew turned Christian..." This is one of several entiries of the same nature. I dont know whether it was the same Jew or several. I cannot confirm either he resided locally or was just passing by and found himself in strenous circumstances, and therefore asked for help. I also remember reading in one of the well-known books on the subject (cannot recall the reference at the moment), that there were around 300 Jews, all based in London by 1690. Now, was there any Jewish charity at that time? What was the Church position on Jews at that time? How did he need to prove that he did convert? Could it be that the Cathedral was the only source available, and the only way to obtain some help would have been to "convert" (given to the fact that the only Jewish source for help was in London, for example)?

2. Would anyone confirm that Daniel Maccabeth a Low Country [cf. Holland/Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg] could have been a Jew (to me Maccabeth seems obviously Jewish, but I would like to hear another opinion)?

3. Could anyone tell me how Torah scrolls arrived to this country? How did they travel in general? Who was able to carry them in their travels? A Torah scroll in question is about 250 years old, and which originated in North Africa.

Thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards,
Irene Berson,
UK


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Jewish community in England 17-18th centuries #unitedkingdom

Irina Fridman
 

Dear Genners,


I'm conducting some research into the history of one of the Jewish communities. The records go as far as the end of the 18th century (1780s). However,... and these are the questions:

1. In one of the books of a local cathedral (dated 1681) is stated: "5s paid a jew turned Christian..." This is one of several entiries of the same nature. I dont know whether it was the same Jew or several. I cannot confirm either he resided locally or was just passing by and found himself in strenous circumstances, and therefore asked for help. I also remember reading in one of the well-known books on the subject (cannot recall the reference at the moment), that there were around 300 Jews, all based in London by 1690. Now, was there any Jewish charity at that time? What was the Church position on Jews at that time? How did he need to prove that he did convert? Could it be that the Cathedral was the only source available, and the only way to obtain some help would have been to "convert" (given to the fact that the only Jewish source for help was in London, for example)?

2. Would anyone confirm that Daniel Maccabeth a Low Country [cf. Holland/Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg] could have been a Jew (to me Maccabeth seems obviously Jewish, but I would like to hear another opinion)?

3. Could anyone tell me how Torah scrolls arrived to this country? How did they travel in general? Who was able to carry them in their travels? A Torah scroll in question is about 250 years old, and which originated in North Africa.

Thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards,
Irene Berson,
UK


Re: Can anyone help with two pictures of gravestones #unitedkingdom

Marcy Zaslow
 

I have located the the graves of my Paternal Great Grandparents in Pashet and wonder if anyone would be nearby that area to take the two picutes. I am living in Florida and would deeply appreciate having information before the High Holidays. It is my understanding that the cemetary will be open Sunday Sep. 21 and Sept 28. Otherwise they are only open by appointment. If you can be of help, please email me personally.

Moses Vaness and Phoebe Vanes are buried in Plashet Cemetery, Moses on 30th May 1905 in Section G: Row 6: Number 5: and Phoebe on 26th December 1906 in Section G: Row 17: Number 26. The correct spelling of the family name is Van Es

Thank you.

Marcy Van Es Zaslow
Miami Floirda
Researching: VAN ES, ZEALANDER, DEKKER/DECKER, CITROEN, ABAS, DE VRIES JAFFE, KONIGSWINTER, WINTER


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom R: Can anyone help with two pictures of gravestones #unitedkingdom

Marcy Zaslow
 

I have located the the graves of my Paternal Great Grandparents in Pashet and wonder if anyone would be nearby that area to take the two picutes. I am living in Florida and would deeply appreciate having information before the High Holidays. It is my understanding that the cemetary will be open Sunday Sep. 21 and Sept 28. Otherwise they are only open by appointment. If you can be of help, please email me personally.

Moses Vaness and Phoebe Vanes are buried in Plashet Cemetery, Moses on 30th May 1905 in Section G: Row 6: Number 5: and Phoebe on 26th December 1906 in Section G: Row 17: Number 26. The correct spelling of the family name is Van Es

Thank you.

Marcy Van Es Zaslow
Miami Floirda
Researching: VAN ES, ZEALANDER, DEKKER/DECKER, CITROEN, ABAS, DE VRIES JAFFE, KONIGSWINTER, WINTER


LDS advice sought #southafrica

Michelle Essers
 

I am leaving for SA in 2 days. I will only be in CT for 2 working days
and then off to Jhb. I am trying to plan my CT time as effectively as
possible.

I am such an ignoramus on genealogy research still. I need advice
about using LDS centres.

I have not found information on either my Jewish or non-Jewish
families on the LDS internet site. The internet site seems to only
have the information on my families that I have posted. (or perhaps I
am not using the site correctly???)

1. Is ALL the LDS data available on their internet site?
2. If not, does each centre hold different materials/data?
3. If so, then is it recommended that I go to both the CT and JHb
centres, and perhaps the Pretoria centre as well (seeing as I am going
to the archives there)?
4. Are they likely to hold additional documents to the SA archives? I
cant find naturalization or death/estate documents for my grandparents
on NAAIRS. could LDS possibly have these documents if they are not on
the NAAIRS system?

Many thanks for your help

Michelle


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica LDS advice sought #southafrica

Michelle Essers
 

I am leaving for SA in 2 days. I will only be in CT for 2 working days
and then off to Jhb. I am trying to plan my CT time as effectively as
possible.

I am such an ignoramus on genealogy research still. I need advice
about using LDS centres.

I have not found information on either my Jewish or non-Jewish
families on the LDS internet site. The internet site seems to only
have the information on my families that I have posted. (or perhaps I
am not using the site correctly???)

1. Is ALL the LDS data available on their internet site?
2. If not, does each centre hold different materials/data?
3. If so, then is it recommended that I go to both the CT and JHb
centres, and perhaps the Pretoria centre as well (seeing as I am going
to the archives there)?
4. Are they likely to hold additional documents to the SA archives? I
cant find naturalization or death/estate documents for my grandparents
on NAAIRS. could LDS possibly have these documents if they are not on
the NAAIRS system?

Many thanks for your help

Michelle


Jules SCHELVIS, Netherlands #germany

Janet Isenberg <jbisenberg@...>
 

I, too, came across the name Jules SCHELVIS in my relative's
Holocaust records at the ITS in Bad Arolsen. Mr. SCHELVIS is the
author of several books about the Holocaust which required research
into the the records of our family members. His books include
"Sobibor: A History of a Nazi Death Camp", "Eine Reise durch die
Finsternis", "Vernichtungslager Sobibor" and others

Janet Isenberg Glen Rock, NJ <jbisenberg@...>


German SIG #Germany Jules SCHELVIS, Netherlands #germany

Janet Isenberg <jbisenberg@...>
 

I, too, came across the name Jules SCHELVIS in my relative's
Holocaust records at the ITS in Bad Arolsen. Mr. SCHELVIS is the
author of several books about the Holocaust which required research
into the the records of our family members. His books include
"Sobibor: A History of a Nazi Death Camp", "Eine Reise durch die
Finsternis", "Vernichtungslager Sobibor" and others

Janet Isenberg Glen Rock, NJ <jbisenberg@...>


Re: Action Reconciliation Service for Peace organization #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

david harford schrieb:
I was surprised, as ARSP has been in existence for 40 years, and I had
never heard anything about it before. Do any of you have any
experience with it?
I can confirm that the group has been in existence for a long time, it
was originally more known under its German name "Aktion Suehnezeichen"
(Action for a sign of repenting) than under the English acronym ARSP
and - as the description says - more centered on countries that had been
occupied than on others,

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany <fritz.neubauer@...>


German SIG #Germany Re: Action Reconciliation Service for Peace organization #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

david harford schrieb:
I was surprised, as ARSP has been in existence for 40 years, and I had
never heard anything about it before. Do any of you have any
experience with it?
I can confirm that the group has been in existence for a long time, it
was originally more known under its German name "Aktion Suehnezeichen"
(Action for a sign of repenting) than under the English acronym ARSP
and - as the description says - more centered on countries that had been
occupied than on others,

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany <fritz.neubauer@...>


Re: Jules SCHELVIS #germany

Ko Sturkop <j.sturkop@...>
 

You probably know already that there is a Jules SCHELVIS in The Netherlands
who wrote a book about Sobibor? He is still alive,

If not, you might want to Google on his name.

Ko Sturkop Amsterdam Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards <j.sturkop@...>


German SIG #Germany Re: Jules SCHELVIS #germany

Ko Sturkop <j.sturkop@...>
 

You probably know already that there is a Jules SCHELVIS in The Netherlands
who wrote a book about Sobibor? He is still alive,

If not, you might want to Google on his name.

Ko Sturkop Amsterdam Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards <j.sturkop@...>