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MEYEROWITZ - Boston #general

ijhope <ijhope@...>
 

I have been searching for some time for my grandfather's three sisters and
have just found out that his niece, Bertha Gop(p) arrived through Ellis
Island May 30, 1917. The shipping manifest states that she was going to her
Aunt, Gutel Meyerowitz of 35 Wall Street, Boston, Mass.

This is the first time that I have "found" one of his three sisters,
although I believe that all three went to Boston. The 6 brothers went to
South Africa and it was only through the ALD that I discovered that there
were also 3 sisters. Their parents (my great grandparents) were Shmuel
Beniamin ben Abram Gop and Sora Rokhel bat Abram David Friedland. I have
had some research done in Vilnuis with amazing success!

Gutel Gop was born in Vilijampole, Kaunas on 29th December 1873. She may
also have had a son Borukh, who was born in Kaunas in 1896, before her
marriage to Mr ? Meyerowitz. I know nothing further about Gutel's family
in Boston, or even when she left Lithuania.

I would appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction,
perhaps has access to a Boston census 1910 or 1920?

Thanks in advance

Illona Hope
Perth, Western Australia.

GOP/GOPP/HOPE - Vilijampole Kaunas, South Africa, U.S.A.
FRIEDLAND - Vilkija
ALTMAN - Kaunas
ZAID/SAID - Joneskelis, Vilkija, Panevezh, South Africa
GORDON - Panevezh
SCHAPIRO
MAYEFSKI/MAY - Lida, South Africa, U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MEYEROWITZ - Boston #general

ijhope <ijhope@...>
 

I have been searching for some time for my grandfather's three sisters and
have just found out that his niece, Bertha Gop(p) arrived through Ellis
Island May 30, 1917. The shipping manifest states that she was going to her
Aunt, Gutel Meyerowitz of 35 Wall Street, Boston, Mass.

This is the first time that I have "found" one of his three sisters,
although I believe that all three went to Boston. The 6 brothers went to
South Africa and it was only through the ALD that I discovered that there
were also 3 sisters. Their parents (my great grandparents) were Shmuel
Beniamin ben Abram Gop and Sora Rokhel bat Abram David Friedland. I have
had some research done in Vilnuis with amazing success!

Gutel Gop was born in Vilijampole, Kaunas on 29th December 1873. She may
also have had a son Borukh, who was born in Kaunas in 1896, before her
marriage to Mr ? Meyerowitz. I know nothing further about Gutel's family
in Boston, or even when she left Lithuania.

I would appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction,
perhaps has access to a Boston census 1910 or 1920?

Thanks in advance

Illona Hope
Perth, Western Australia.

GOP/GOPP/HOPE - Vilijampole Kaunas, South Africa, U.S.A.
FRIEDLAND - Vilkija
ALTMAN - Kaunas
ZAID/SAID - Joneskelis, Vilkija, Panevezh, South Africa
GORDON - Panevezh
SCHAPIRO
MAYEFSKI/MAY - Lida, South Africa, U.S.A.


Re: Who filled out info for headstones and death certificates? #general

Mark Jacobson
 

My grandfather was the president of a Drohobycz
Landsmanschaften burial society in New York and I know
that they only issued burial permits for the person to
be buried in the plot. They did not provide any
information about parent's names or anything else for
the stone. I handled this for the society when he
became ill, so I know how it worked for them and other
societies. Father's name and the person's Hebrew name
information is given to the stone maker by the person
who orders and pays for the stone, usually the next of
kin. Since the death certificate is prepared
immediately after the person's death, their close
relative might be upset and not remember the person's
father's name. After weeks or months they go to the
stonemaker to prepare the stone and they have a clear
mind or they had the opportunity to look up the
information or ask someone else in the family. I know
when I gave the information to the stone maker for my
grandparents they did not ask me for proof of the
names and accepted what I said. All they did is made
sure it was a correct Hebrew name and they spelled it
in Hebrew and gave me a diagram of how it would look
before they carved it.

Mark Jacobson

Boca Raton, FL

Researching:

DOGULOV - Belaya Tserkov/Kiev Ukraine; COHEN/KANA/KAHAN - Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine;
JACOBSON - Polotsk, Belarus
COBLENTZ - Polotsk, Belarus; KAMERMAN - Drohobycz, Galicia
KOPPEL - Stebnik/Drohobycz, Galicia; JACOBI - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia;
ROTHLEIN - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia
TUCHFELD - Brzozow/Stryj/Lvov, Galicia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Who filled out info for headstones and death certificates? #general

Mark Jacobson
 

My grandfather was the president of a Drohobycz
Landsmanschaften burial society in New York and I know
that they only issued burial permits for the person to
be buried in the plot. They did not provide any
information about parent's names or anything else for
the stone. I handled this for the society when he
became ill, so I know how it worked for them and other
societies. Father's name and the person's Hebrew name
information is given to the stone maker by the person
who orders and pays for the stone, usually the next of
kin. Since the death certificate is prepared
immediately after the person's death, their close
relative might be upset and not remember the person's
father's name. After weeks or months they go to the
stonemaker to prepare the stone and they have a clear
mind or they had the opportunity to look up the
information or ask someone else in the family. I know
when I gave the information to the stone maker for my
grandparents they did not ask me for proof of the
names and accepted what I said. All they did is made
sure it was a correct Hebrew name and they spelled it
in Hebrew and gave me a diagram of how it would look
before they carved it.

Mark Jacobson

Boca Raton, FL

Researching:

DOGULOV - Belaya Tserkov/Kiev Ukraine; COHEN/KANA/KAHAN - Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine;
JACOBSON - Polotsk, Belarus
COBLENTZ - Polotsk, Belarus; KAMERMAN - Drohobycz, Galicia
KOPPEL - Stebnik/Drohobycz, Galicia; JACOBI - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia;
ROTHLEIN - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia
TUCHFELD - Brzozow/Stryj/Lvov, Galicia


San Francisco Bay Area JGS Meeting 10/21/02 #general

Jerome Jacobson <drjj@...>
 

Topic: The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project

Speaker:Anne Grenn Saldinger

Where: Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos Hills, CA

When: Monday, 10/21/02
7:30 PM


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen San Francisco Bay Area JGS Meeting 10/21/02 #general

Jerome Jacobson <drjj@...>
 

Topic: The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project

Speaker:Anne Grenn Saldinger

Where: Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos Hills, CA

When: Monday, 10/21/02
7:30 PM


submission for Yizkor Book Project #yizkorbooks

Joyce Field
 

Lance Ackerfeld will be away Oct 24-Nov 8 and no translations will go
online during his absence. If you have translations to be processed
during October, please send them to me well in advance of Lance's
departure. Submissions that I receive as late as Oct. 23 will be
forwarded to Lance, who will send them to our html volunteers but
they will not go online until he returns.

I have another request. Please do not send me new translations >from
Oct 24 until Nov 7 as I cannot fill up Lance's mail box while he is
away.

We are really appreciative of all the work done by donors to the
Yizkor Book Project and we hope that you will not be too
inconvenienced by this two weeks of down time. If you have any
questions, please feel free to write me.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks submission for Yizkor Book Project #yizkorbooks

Joyce Field
 

Lance Ackerfeld will be away Oct 24-Nov 8 and no translations will go
online during his absence. If you have translations to be processed
during October, please send them to me well in advance of Lance's
departure. Submissions that I receive as late as Oct. 23 will be
forwarded to Lance, who will send them to our html volunteers but
they will not go online until he returns.

I have another request. Please do not send me new translations >from
Oct 24 until Nov 7 as I cannot fill up Lance's mail box while he is
away.

We are really appreciative of all the work done by donors to the
Yizkor Book Project and we hope that you will not be too
inconvenienced by this two weeks of down time. If you have any
questions, please feel free to write me.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Chevra Anshei Kupshewnitzer - Samuel NEWMAN #general

Mort <mortn@...>
 

Looking for any information on Chevra Anshei Kupshewnitzer
or any connection to Samuel
Newman who was a member. He was my father.

I have no other information, other than the fact that he was a member
of this society
and is buried in the society plot in Deans, NJ.
Attempts to seek out any remaining
members of the society have been to no avail.

I know he came to this country in the early 1900's and, I think,
he served in the
Navy. All attempts to obtain information >from the navy,
or anywhere else have led me
nowhere. Since I have no other living relatives,
this is my last resort.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
Morton Newman
mortn@ix.netcom.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chevra Anshei Kupshewnitzer - Samuel NEWMAN #general

Mort <mortn@...>
 

Looking for any information on Chevra Anshei Kupshewnitzer
or any connection to Samuel
Newman who was a member. He was my father.

I have no other information, other than the fact that he was a member
of this society
and is buried in the society plot in Deans, NJ.
Attempts to seek out any remaining
members of the society have been to no avail.

I know he came to this country in the early 1900's and, I think,
he served in the
Navy. All attempts to obtain information >from the navy,
or anywhere else have led me
nowhere. Since I have no other living relatives,
this is my last resort.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
Morton Newman
mortn@ix.netcom.com


A New Yiddish Theater Forum #yiddish

David Harris <dharris1@...>
 

To the YT&V Members -

A new discussion forum about the Yiddish Theater has been introduced by
Dr. Leonard Prager in Vol. 6, No. 8 of the Mendele Review. You can access
that issue of the Mendele Review and other past issues by logging on to

http://www2.trincoll.edu/~mendele/tmrarc.htm

As moderator of our YT&V group, I informed the Mendele Review of our
existence and the role I think that each group plays in understanding the
history of the Yiddish stage and those who participated in it. The early
Yiddish theater was certainly an expression of the culture of a people
spreading out >from Eastern Europe in the late 1800's, and an exchange of
views about this medium would be of great value. While we are searching
for family and friends involved in writing, acting, operating theaters,
composing music and working backstage to make the production a success,
the Mendele Review concentrates more on the culture that produced the
environment and its use of the Yiddish language.

I encourage our YT&V membership to examine the Mendele goals and
contribute to both lists as appropriate.
David Harris
Moderator Yiddish Theater and Vaudeville Research Group, JewishGen


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre A New Yiddish Theater Forum #yiddish

David Harris <dharris1@...>
 

To the YT&V Members -

A new discussion forum about the Yiddish Theater has been introduced by
Dr. Leonard Prager in Vol. 6, No. 8 of the Mendele Review. You can access
that issue of the Mendele Review and other past issues by logging on to

http://www2.trincoll.edu/~mendele/tmrarc.htm

As moderator of our YT&V group, I informed the Mendele Review of our
existence and the role I think that each group plays in understanding the
history of the Yiddish stage and those who participated in it. The early
Yiddish theater was certainly an expression of the culture of a people
spreading out >from Eastern Europe in the late 1800's, and an exchange of
views about this medium would be of great value. While we are searching
for family and friends involved in writing, acting, operating theaters,
composing music and working backstage to make the production a success,
the Mendele Review concentrates more on the culture that produced the
environment and its use of the Yiddish language.

I encourage our YT&V membership to examine the Mendele goals and
contribute to both lists as appropriate.
David Harris
Moderator Yiddish Theater and Vaudeville Research Group, JewishGen


Town "Kyllburg" - location & records sought #germany

B Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

Hi,
I'm trying to find out where records for Kyllburg are kept. Is there a
library in Kyllburg or a nearby city that might house old directories
for businesses during the mid to late 1800's-early 1900's?

In particular, I'm trying to find out when a company called "I. Quirin",
a photographer or photography studio, was in business in Kyllburg.
I have an old photo of a man I believe to be my great-great-grandfather
but until I can determine the approximate time period, I can't be sure.
"I. Quirin, Kyllburg" was stamped on the photo.

If anyone can point me in the right direction, it will be most appreciated.
Thanks.

Bonnie Frederics picturethisfilm@email.com Tucson, AZ

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German SIG #Germany Town "Kyllburg" - location & records sought #germany

B Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

Hi,
I'm trying to find out where records for Kyllburg are kept. Is there a
library in Kyllburg or a nearby city that might house old directories
for businesses during the mid to late 1800's-early 1900's?

In particular, I'm trying to find out when a company called "I. Quirin",
a photographer or photography studio, was in business in Kyllburg.
I have an old photo of a man I believe to be my great-great-grandfather
but until I can determine the approximate time period, I can't be sure.
"I. Quirin, Kyllburg" was stamped on the photo.

If anyone can point me in the right direction, it will be most appreciated.
Thanks.

Bonnie Frederics picturethisfilm@email.com Tucson, AZ

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to GerSig, Bonnie.
Please review the "Welcome Letter" that you received when you joined
GerSig recently. Pay special attention to the "Rules for messages
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it is quite important to include the country in which that town was located
and the date. MODERATOR


An Israeli web site for missing relatives and friends #general

Dan Efrat & Lisa Weissbach-Efrat <lisadan@...>
 

Hello all,

There is a new Israeli web site, designed to help people find relatives and
friends they are no longer in touch with.

The site enables people to write few lines, add pictures etc. Unfortunately
the site is in Hebrew, but I assume you can always ask someone who has a
Hebrew keyboard to enter the data for you.

As mentioned earlier, it is a new site, and as of 10/10, there were only 49
requests.
The URL is http://www.krovim.co.il/

Good luck,

Dan Efrat
Modi'in, Israel

Researching:
ISRAELIT/ISRAELITE >from Belarus and Latvia
RABINOWITZ >from Zhetil (Dyatlovo), Belarus
PRUS/PRUSS >from the Ukraine
KOIFMAN >from the Ukraine
WILENSKY >from Belarus


What concentration camp? #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Marilyn Achbar Cooper Hall asks, "My grandfather's sister and her husband
lived near Kovno and were exterminated by the Germans in June, 1941 (my
grandfather's words). My question is, to what concentration camp would they have been deported?"

The moderator makes a good suggestion in that you should check everything
available pertaining to the Kaunas ghetto. However, if they lived NEAR Kovno and if they were killed in June, 1941, there is a greater chance that they were killed by locals and not by the Germans. In that case, there would not be a record of those killed. Continue your search though, you may get lucky and find something.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen An Israeli web site for missing relatives and friends #general

Dan Efrat & Lisa Weissbach-Efrat <lisadan@...>
 

Hello all,

There is a new Israeli web site, designed to help people find relatives and
friends they are no longer in touch with.

The site enables people to write few lines, add pictures etc. Unfortunately
the site is in Hebrew, but I assume you can always ask someone who has a
Hebrew keyboard to enter the data for you.

As mentioned earlier, it is a new site, and as of 10/10, there were only 49
requests.
The URL is http://www.krovim.co.il/

Good luck,

Dan Efrat
Modi'in, Israel

Researching:
ISRAELIT/ISRAELITE >from Belarus and Latvia
RABINOWITZ >from Zhetil (Dyatlovo), Belarus
PRUS/PRUSS >from the Ukraine
KOIFMAN >from the Ukraine
WILENSKY >from Belarus


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania What concentration camp? #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Marilyn Achbar Cooper Hall asks, "My grandfather's sister and her husband
lived near Kovno and were exterminated by the Germans in June, 1941 (my
grandfather's words). My question is, to what concentration camp would they have been deported?"

The moderator makes a good suggestion in that you should check everything
available pertaining to the Kaunas ghetto. However, if they lived NEAR Kovno and if they were killed in June, 1941, there is a greater chance that they were killed by locals and not by the Germans. In that case, there would not be a record of those killed. Continue your search though, you may get lucky and find something.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia


kovno concentration camps #lithuania

BergGyn@...
 

Most of the local Nazi victims wre killed in their own areas, and
not in concentration camps. For example, in Elul (Aug/Sept) 1941,
the Germans went along the Nema river (near Kovno) and, with the
help of the local Lithuanians, exterminated the local Jewish populace
of each town.

Marc Berger, MD
New York City
FREIMAN -Seredzius/Vilkija
VILENTSIK/WILENSKY- Vilkija
PRUS, FRIEDMAN- Rozhnaka, Szczucyn
GURANOWSKY- Wloclawek Poland
BERGER Majerovce/Matasovce Hunmgary (now Slovakia)
ROSENBERG/ROSENBLUM Hummmene, Hungary (now Slovakia)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania kovno concentration camps #lithuania

BergGyn@...
 

Most of the local Nazi victims wre killed in their own areas, and
not in concentration camps. For example, in Elul (Aug/Sept) 1941,
the Germans went along the Nema river (near Kovno) and, with the
help of the local Lithuanians, exterminated the local Jewish populace
of each town.

Marc Berger, MD
New York City
FREIMAN -Seredzius/Vilkija
VILENTSIK/WILENSKY- Vilkija
PRUS, FRIEDMAN- Rozhnaka, Szczucyn
GURANOWSKY- Wloclawek Poland
BERGER Majerovce/Matasovce Hunmgary (now Slovakia)
ROSENBERG/ROSENBLUM Hummmene, Hungary (now Slovakia)