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Family from Opatow #poland

Carol Weinberg <carol.weinberg@...>
 

I am seeking any information regarding my ancestors >from the Opatow area.

My ggf Chiam Getzle COHEN born in Ivansk or Opatow in 1850. He had four
children with his with his first wife Golda PASIRMAN (born 1851). They were
Sura Leiah (born 1871), Joseph (born 1873), Abram (born 1875) and Meyer
(born 18878). Meyer married Sarah CHARNIKOVSKY, and had children David
(married Pessie), Goldie (married Moishe SILVERBERG), Pessie (married Max
BLUMENFELD), Moishe (married Rose GOLDSTEIN), Bella (married Ben HERMAN),
Ester (married Sam GEISL), Fishel (married Fay), and Shandle (married Joseph
DANIELAK). With his second wife Esther, Chiam Getzle COHEN had 3 children.

They were Israel Moses COHEN (who married my great aunt Devorah BLACKMAN and
had sons David, Frank, Meyer (Mike) and Sol), my grandmother Gittle
(Gertrude) who married my grandfather Melech(Max)BLACKMAN, and a third
daughter Hinda. He married for a third time, to Ryfka. They had no children.

Another ggf was Betzalel Ari BLACKMAN. He was born in Opatow in 1855. I am
told he was a well educated man, and was respected in the community.
Although he was not a lawyer, I am told that people went to him for advice,
and his nickname was "Der roite avocat", meaning The Red Advisor. However,
there is no red hair in my family, so I'm not sure about the exact meaning
of the nickname. Betzalel married Nechama SILVERBERG and had children: 1.
Shaindle (married Melech ROSENGARTEN and lived in Warsaw. They had children
Fishle, Gabriel, Noyech, Chafsha, Malka and Anne), 2. Gittle (married Israel
ROSENBLUM, had children Henrietta, Mini, Sophie, and Gabriel, and lived in
New York), 3. Rifka Bayla (married Abrom WEINBERG and had children Faitshu,
Annie and Louie. Rifka Bayla died young in Poland, and her children came to
Toronto, Canada), 4. Devorah (married Israel Moses COHEN - see first
paragraph), 5. Pinchas (married Ester WEISFELD and had children Helen and
Solly), 6. Yita (married her sister's widow Abrom WEINBERG and had children
Rifka (Ruthie), Chuma (Helen), Sol, Fishle (Fred), Wigdor (Victor) and
Clara. They all came to Toronto, Canada, 7. Melech (Max) (married my
grandmother Gittle COHEN and had sons Sol and David. They lived first in
London, Ontario, then Toronto. 8. Fishle (married Gittle TITLE of the
TAJTLEBAUM family and had children Gabriel, Helen and Sol. They lived in
Toronto, Canada, and finally 9. Zlateh (married Max Troy and had children
Norma and Gloria. They lived in New York).

As you can see, one of Chiam Getzle's sons (Israel Moses) married one of
Betzalel Blackman's daughters (Devorah), and one of Chiam Getzle's daughters
(Gittle) married one of Betzalel Blackman's sons (Melech). It has made the
genealogy quite interesting, and my generation tends to call each other
"double cousins", although I'm not sure there is such a term!

I thank all of you, who have perservered through this long email, very much.
I'm hoping to hear >from anyone who recognizes any of these names, or has any
ideas of how I can research back before my ggf's time, ie before the 1850's.
Please email me privately.


Many thanks -
Carol Blackman Weinberg
Toronto, Canada

MIKLASZKI, MIKLASKA - Bialystok, Paris
COTT, KOTT, ROSE, SAFER - Bialystok, Argentina
HOROWITZ, HORWITZ, GUREVITZ - Bialystok
BLACKMAN, BLACHMAN, BLECHMAN - Opatow/Apt/Ivansk
COHEN, SILVERBERG, ZILBERBERG - Opatow/Apt/Ivansk
WEINBERG, WAJNBERG, TAJTLEBAUM, WAJCBLUM, WAICBLUM - Opatow/Apt
DREXLER, HERMALIN, TEMKIN - Ostrovtse/Ostrowiec Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Family from Opatow #poland

Carol Weinberg <carol.weinberg@...>
 

I am seeking any information regarding my ancestors >from the Opatow area.

My ggf Chiam Getzle COHEN born in Ivansk or Opatow in 1850. He had four
children with his with his first wife Golda PASIRMAN (born 1851). They were
Sura Leiah (born 1871), Joseph (born 1873), Abram (born 1875) and Meyer
(born 18878). Meyer married Sarah CHARNIKOVSKY, and had children David
(married Pessie), Goldie (married Moishe SILVERBERG), Pessie (married Max
BLUMENFELD), Moishe (married Rose GOLDSTEIN), Bella (married Ben HERMAN),
Ester (married Sam GEISL), Fishel (married Fay), and Shandle (married Joseph
DANIELAK). With his second wife Esther, Chiam Getzle COHEN had 3 children.

They were Israel Moses COHEN (who married my great aunt Devorah BLACKMAN and
had sons David, Frank, Meyer (Mike) and Sol), my grandmother Gittle
(Gertrude) who married my grandfather Melech(Max)BLACKMAN, and a third
daughter Hinda. He married for a third time, to Ryfka. They had no children.

Another ggf was Betzalel Ari BLACKMAN. He was born in Opatow in 1855. I am
told he was a well educated man, and was respected in the community.
Although he was not a lawyer, I am told that people went to him for advice,
and his nickname was "Der roite avocat", meaning The Red Advisor. However,
there is no red hair in my family, so I'm not sure about the exact meaning
of the nickname. Betzalel married Nechama SILVERBERG and had children: 1.
Shaindle (married Melech ROSENGARTEN and lived in Warsaw. They had children
Fishle, Gabriel, Noyech, Chafsha, Malka and Anne), 2. Gittle (married Israel
ROSENBLUM, had children Henrietta, Mini, Sophie, and Gabriel, and lived in
New York), 3. Rifka Bayla (married Abrom WEINBERG and had children Faitshu,
Annie and Louie. Rifka Bayla died young in Poland, and her children came to
Toronto, Canada), 4. Devorah (married Israel Moses COHEN - see first
paragraph), 5. Pinchas (married Ester WEISFELD and had children Helen and
Solly), 6. Yita (married her sister's widow Abrom WEINBERG and had children
Rifka (Ruthie), Chuma (Helen), Sol, Fishle (Fred), Wigdor (Victor) and
Clara. They all came to Toronto, Canada, 7. Melech (Max) (married my
grandmother Gittle COHEN and had sons Sol and David. They lived first in
London, Ontario, then Toronto. 8. Fishle (married Gittle TITLE of the
TAJTLEBAUM family and had children Gabriel, Helen and Sol. They lived in
Toronto, Canada, and finally 9. Zlateh (married Max Troy and had children
Norma and Gloria. They lived in New York).

As you can see, one of Chiam Getzle's sons (Israel Moses) married one of
Betzalel Blackman's daughters (Devorah), and one of Chiam Getzle's daughters
(Gittle) married one of Betzalel Blackman's sons (Melech). It has made the
genealogy quite interesting, and my generation tends to call each other
"double cousins", although I'm not sure there is such a term!

I thank all of you, who have perservered through this long email, very much.
I'm hoping to hear >from anyone who recognizes any of these names, or has any
ideas of how I can research back before my ggf's time, ie before the 1850's.
Please email me privately.


Many thanks -
Carol Blackman Weinberg
Toronto, Canada

MIKLASZKI, MIKLASKA - Bialystok, Paris
COTT, KOTT, ROSE, SAFER - Bialystok, Argentina
HOROWITZ, HORWITZ, GUREVITZ - Bialystok
BLACKMAN, BLACHMAN, BLECHMAN - Opatow/Apt/Ivansk
COHEN, SILVERBERG, ZILBERBERG - Opatow/Apt/Ivansk
WEINBERG, WAJNBERG, TAJTLEBAUM, WAJCBLUM, WAICBLUM - Opatow/Apt
DREXLER, HERMALIN, TEMKIN - Ostrovtse/Ostrowiec Poland


German and Yiddish translation help needed #general

Hillary Einziger
 

I have several siddurim and other religious books that belonged to my
ggg-grandfather, Mayer Baer KULP >from Romsthal, Germany. There are
handwritten notes on the inside covers, some in German and some in
what I'm pretty sure is Yiddish, of genealogical information. I need
some help translating it into English. Scans of the pages are at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66389135@N00/sets/72157604233922904/

(I tried using ViewMate, but had problems uploading.) Some of it was
written in pencil and is a bit faded and smudged, but I think that
it's still readable.

Thank you,
Hillary Einziger
Washington, DC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German and Yiddish translation help needed #general

Hillary Einziger
 

I have several siddurim and other religious books that belonged to my
ggg-grandfather, Mayer Baer KULP >from Romsthal, Germany. There are
handwritten notes on the inside covers, some in German and some in
what I'm pretty sure is Yiddish, of genealogical information. I need
some help translating it into English. Scans of the pages are at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66389135@N00/sets/72157604233922904/

(I tried using ViewMate, but had problems uploading.) Some of it was
written in pencil and is a bit faded and smudged, but I think that
it's still readable.

Thank you,
Hillary Einziger
Washington, DC


Slutsk Death Database #belarus

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Years ago Harry started a Slutsk special interest
group. Now I have gained an idea my Slobodkin's came
from there. Is the death database online somewhere?
Gayle Schlissel Riley
from San Gabriel, Ca.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Slutsk Death Database #belarus

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Years ago Harry started a Slutsk special interest
group. Now I have gained an idea my Slobodkin's came
from there. Is the death database online somewhere?
Gayle Schlissel Riley
from San Gabriel, Ca.


FRIEDMANN Vienna cemetery grave pictures #austria-czech

Peter Rohel <peterrohel@...>
 

Dear genners,

I would really appreciate, if someone who is planning to visit
Vienna cemetery in the near future - could take (2) grave pictures of
my ancestors & relatives.

Zentralfriedhof-1, Group: 19, Row: 1, Grave: 35
(FRIEDMANN Bernhard, Auguste, Artur, Philipp)

Zentralfriedhof-1, Group: 6, Row: 29, Grave: 4
(FRIEDMANN Heinrich, Rosa, Hugo, Leontine, Ludwig, Sofie, Malvine)

Please contact me privately if you're able to help

Peter Rohel, Toronto
Rohel-Bach-Bohm-Loeb + Associates (9000+ names)
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~prohel


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech FRIEDMANN Vienna cemetery grave pictures #austria-czech

Peter Rohel <peterrohel@...>
 

Dear genners,

I would really appreciate, if someone who is planning to visit
Vienna cemetery in the near future - could take (2) grave pictures of
my ancestors & relatives.

Zentralfriedhof-1, Group: 19, Row: 1, Grave: 35
(FRIEDMANN Bernhard, Auguste, Artur, Philipp)

Zentralfriedhof-1, Group: 6, Row: 29, Grave: 4
(FRIEDMANN Heinrich, Rosa, Hugo, Leontine, Ludwig, Sofie, Malvine)

Please contact me privately if you're able to help

Peter Rohel, Toronto
Rohel-Bach-Bohm-Loeb + Associates (9000+ names)
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~prohel


Touste ("Toast") Galicia/Austria #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Blake Fleisher wrote:

"I have been told that my great great grandmother came >from the shtetl
Toast (Toste), Austria. Does anyone know what the current name of the
shtetl is?"

As Celia Male suggested, it is highly likely that the town you are seeking
is Touste, Galicia. Many Galitizianers referred to themselves as "Austrian"
and, indeed, for US Census purposes, Austria was often indicated,
instead of Galicia--although in some lucky cases, you will see "Galicia"
appearing as the "country of origin," helping to narrow your
shtetl-search.

Here is the shtetlink site for Touste.

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_toustenearskalat.htm

Scroll to the bottom for searching options in various JewishGen databases.
If this turns out to be your town, considering joining the Suchostaw
Region Research Group (SRRG), which encompasses this town, and look into
joining Gesher Galicia, the special interest group for those researching
their Jewish roots in this former province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire:

http://www.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Touste ("Toast") Galicia/Austria #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Blake Fleisher wrote:

"I have been told that my great great grandmother came >from the shtetl
Toast (Toste), Austria. Does anyone know what the current name of the
shtetl is?"

As Celia Male suggested, it is highly likely that the town you are seeking
is Touste, Galicia. Many Galitizianers referred to themselves as "Austrian"
and, indeed, for US Census purposes, Austria was often indicated,
instead of Galicia--although in some lucky cases, you will see "Galicia"
appearing as the "country of origin," helping to narrow your
shtetl-search.

Here is the shtetlink site for Touste.

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_toustenearskalat.htm

Scroll to the bottom for searching options in various JewishGen databases.
If this turns out to be your town, considering joining the Suchostaw
Region Research Group (SRRG), which encompasses this town, and look into
joining Gesher Galicia, the special interest group for those researching
their Jewish roots in this former province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire:

http://www.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Please help identify WWI military uniform #austria-czech

Herbert Huebscher <huebsch@...>
 

Responding to Marilyn Sheridan re WWI uniform:
There certainly were Jewish officers in the
Austro-Hungarian army before and during WWI.
There were Jewish officers in the Austrian army
between WWI and the Anschluss, including an
esteemed Field Marshal (highest rank) whose name
I forget and who fled to the U.S. to live with
his daughter in Amherst, MA -- I think.

Back to WWI: My maternal uncle Samuel Reischer
was a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian army
during WWI. I have a picture of him in uniform,
almost identical to the one pictured on Viewmate.
He had one star on his collar, just like the
officer in the picture. My mother's cousin Bunio
Gewandter also was a lieutenant in the Austro-
Hungarian army. I have a similar picture
of him, with one star on his collar.

The Austrian archives have records in Vienna of
officers in the Austro-Hungarian army -- those
who were >from the Austrian part of the empire.
Since the person in the picture apparently lived
in Vienna, his records should be in the Archives.
I have been at those archives, but forget their
address, I think Nottingerstrasse, or a name like
that. I'm sure that Celia Male -- among others,
perhaps -- could provide the exact address and
information on how you access those records. It's
my understanding that the records would show in
what theatre of war the officer served, unit, rank,
citations, medals, etc.

Herb Huebscher
New Hyde Park, NY

HUEBSCHER - Hankowce, Galicia, Wien/Vienna
REISCHER - Horodenka, Lemberg/Lwow, Galicia
KUPFERSCHMIEDT - Hankowce, Horodenka
NAGELBERG - Rohatyn, Galicia, Vienna
GOLDSCHLAG - Rohatyn
STANGER - Hankowce and ?, Galicia
EKHAUS - Horodenka, Korsew, Galicia


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Please help identify WWI military uniform #austria-czech

Herbert Huebscher <huebsch@...>
 

Responding to Marilyn Sheridan re WWI uniform:
There certainly were Jewish officers in the
Austro-Hungarian army before and during WWI.
There were Jewish officers in the Austrian army
between WWI and the Anschluss, including an
esteemed Field Marshal (highest rank) whose name
I forget and who fled to the U.S. to live with
his daughter in Amherst, MA -- I think.

Back to WWI: My maternal uncle Samuel Reischer
was a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian army
during WWI. I have a picture of him in uniform,
almost identical to the one pictured on Viewmate.
He had one star on his collar, just like the
officer in the picture. My mother's cousin Bunio
Gewandter also was a lieutenant in the Austro-
Hungarian army. I have a similar picture
of him, with one star on his collar.

The Austrian archives have records in Vienna of
officers in the Austro-Hungarian army -- those
who were >from the Austrian part of the empire.
Since the person in the picture apparently lived
in Vienna, his records should be in the Archives.
I have been at those archives, but forget their
address, I think Nottingerstrasse, or a name like
that. I'm sure that Celia Male -- among others,
perhaps -- could provide the exact address and
information on how you access those records. It's
my understanding that the records would show in
what theatre of war the officer served, unit, rank,
citations, medals, etc.

Herb Huebscher
New Hyde Park, NY

HUEBSCHER - Hankowce, Galicia, Wien/Vienna
REISCHER - Horodenka, Lemberg/Lwow, Galicia
KUPFERSCHMIEDT - Hankowce, Horodenka
NAGELBERG - Rohatyn, Galicia, Vienna
GOLDSCHLAG - Rohatyn
STANGER - Hankowce and ?, Galicia
EKHAUS - Horodenka, Korsew, Galicia


Town of "Fishar" #austria-czech

HeyJudy123@...
 

Can anyone tell me the current name of the town of "Fishar?"
Before World War I, it was part of Hungary, when Hungary still was
part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire... between the two world wars,
it was part of the former Czechoslovakia ... and, today, it is in
modern Slovakia.

Thanks!
Judy SEGAL
New York City

BAYERN, HERSKOVITS/ HERSHKOWITZ (various spellings), ROSENBERG/ ROZENBERG
from "Kosice" (Kassa, Kashau) and "Huncovce" (Hunsdorf, Hunfalu),
sovereignty as above.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Town of "Fishar" #austria-czech

HeyJudy123@...
 

Can anyone tell me the current name of the town of "Fishar?"
Before World War I, it was part of Hungary, when Hungary still was
part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire... between the two world wars,
it was part of the former Czechoslovakia ... and, today, it is in
modern Slovakia.

Thanks!
Judy SEGAL
New York City

BAYERN, HERSKOVITS/ HERSHKOWITZ (various spellings), ROSENBERG/ ROZENBERG
from "Kosice" (Kassa, Kashau) and "Huncovce" (Hunsdorf, Hunfalu),
sovereignty as above.


Shtetl of Toast #austria-czech

Rakoff125
 

Blake Fleisher wrote: "I have been told that my great great grandmother
came for the shtetl Toast (Toste), Austria. Does anyone know what the
current name of the shtetl is?"

It is possible, given how accents and information can be hard to get
clearly, that she spoke of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, thus Galicia, which
includes modern day Tluste /Tolstoy in the Ukraine now. My grandfather's
papers identify him coming >from Austria when he emigrated >from Zaleszczyki.
It would be worth running your surname in the JRI-Poland database to see
what comes up.
Good luck.
Linda
Linda Rakoff
Newton, MAssachusetts, USA
searching:
ASCHNER-Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Brezova, Budapest , Hradiste, Katlo,
Kosice, Malacky, Nyitra, Spisska Nova Ves, Wien, Berlin, Beuthen/Bytom,
Breslau/Wroclaw, Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow [Konigshutte], Kattowitz ,
LIFSITZ-Galati; GELLMAN, POLASCEK-Kosice, GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Bolyar;
Miskolc,Presov; LOW'Y-Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER,
LADENHEIM, RIESENBERG-- Horodenka, Kasperowicz, Zaleszczyki, GORDON-Moletai,
WATMAN,MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Shtetl of Toast #austria-czech

Rakoff125
 

Blake Fleisher wrote: "I have been told that my great great grandmother
came for the shtetl Toast (Toste), Austria. Does anyone know what the
current name of the shtetl is?"

It is possible, given how accents and information can be hard to get
clearly, that she spoke of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, thus Galicia, which
includes modern day Tluste /Tolstoy in the Ukraine now. My grandfather's
papers identify him coming >from Austria when he emigrated >from Zaleszczyki.
It would be worth running your surname in the JRI-Poland database to see
what comes up.
Good luck.
Linda
Linda Rakoff
Newton, MAssachusetts, USA
searching:
ASCHNER-Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Brezova, Budapest , Hradiste, Katlo,
Kosice, Malacky, Nyitra, Spisska Nova Ves, Wien, Berlin, Beuthen/Bytom,
Breslau/Wroclaw, Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow [Konigshutte], Kattowitz ,
LIFSITZ-Galati; GELLMAN, POLASCEK-Kosice, GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Bolyar;
Miskolc,Presov; LOW'Y-Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER,
LADENHEIM, RIESENBERG-- Horodenka, Kasperowicz, Zaleszczyki, GORDON-Moletai,
WATMAN,MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka


Re: Jews living in Vienna #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Blake Fleisher wrote: My great great grandfather is said to have come from
Vienna, Austria. Did the Jews actually live in the city of Vienna or did they
live in the suburbs?"

The answer is definitely *yes* - they lived in Vienna itself, but please when
you ask a question like this, can we have an approximate date?

I quess we are talking about the tail end of the 19th century or perhaps the
beginning of the twentieth century.

The poorer immigrants, mainly >from E. Europe mostly lived in the second
district [II Bezirk] known as Leopoldstadt. I see the FLEISHER were from
[Galicia - now Ukraine] so I suspect that is where they lived or perhaps
in the nearby 20th district [Brigittenau]:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopoldstadt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigittenau

I also note Blake says his relatives were BERKOWITZ (BERKOVICH) in Tolstoye,
Austria. As far as I know, there is no such place in Austria.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Jews living in Vienna #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Blake Fleisher wrote: My great great grandfather is said to have come from
Vienna, Austria. Did the Jews actually live in the city of Vienna or did they
live in the suburbs?"

The answer is definitely *yes* - they lived in Vienna itself, but please when
you ask a question like this, can we have an approximate date?

I quess we are talking about the tail end of the 19th century or perhaps the
beginning of the twentieth century.

The poorer immigrants, mainly >from E. Europe mostly lived in the second
district [II Bezirk] known as Leopoldstadt. I see the FLEISHER were from
[Galicia - now Ukraine] so I suspect that is where they lived or perhaps
in the nearby 20th district [Brigittenau]:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopoldstadt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigittenau

I also note Blake says his relatives were BERKOWITZ (BERKOVICH) in Tolstoye,
Austria. As far as I know, there is no such place in Austria.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Re: Subject: ViewMate #11482 - Please help identify WWI military uniform #austria-czech

Stan Nadel
 

Jews were indeed officers in the Austrian military and there were thousands
of them in WWI. Without the color of the insignia it is impossible to be
sure about his rank, but he was likely a Hauptmann, i.e. a Captain -- I have
another photo of a Jewish Hauptmann with a similar insignia.

Stan Nadel
Salzburg Austria


Re: SWETLITZ family in London #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Myron Swetlitz writes: The name SWETLITZ is unusual because anyone with that
name is a part of my family. I need some help >from London to track down the
SWETLITZ name for me. ... There was a David SWETLITZ who died in London in
1993. His wife was Marie Apple SWETLITZ who died in 2004. I don't know if
they had any children. There was a Swetlitz & Co. Ltd. that was in the business
of Bristles and Badger Furs that dissolved in 1991. The business was located
at 46 Upper Thames Street EC4, Central City of London."

I know specific family data is not welcome on this group, but here are clues
about how to look for people which might be helpful to others.

I noted that this SWETLITZ company [now dissolved] was listed in London
telephone books for years. These are now online. Myron quotes a UK **0870***
tel number for company details - I do warn you that 0870 numbers in the UK are
premium lines [ie expensive].

David was born in 1905; I know this because he travelled >from Southampton to NY
in 1947 and his address is given quite clearly as 23 Ashcombe Gdns, Edgeware
Middlesex. I have not found him arriving in NY yet. If he had children they
would probably now be in their 70s or eighties.

If no-one replies with direct information, badger bristles are/were used for
making shaving brushes. This is not a large market and someone in this area
should have known the SWETLITZ family!

I did notice a London Whitechapel marriage in 1904 of a Samuel Israil SWETLIE.
Could this be a transcription error for SWETLITZ/SWETLIZ? This would fit
perfectly as the father of David. Indeed another spelling variation: here is
the birth in London David SWETLIZ Year of Registration: 1905.

Samuel SWETLIZ aged 23, tin goodmaker >from Russia [naturalised] was already in
London in 1901. Obtaining the relevant marriage certificate for Samuel will
give the name of his father and hopefully link him to Myron's family.

There are many clues on the internet - you have to think laterally.

Celia Male [U.K.]