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Chicago Conference Update #usa

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We are extremely pleased to announce two important items for the conference.

First, Amtrak, American Airlines and Continental Airlines are offering some
discounts that conference attendees may be able to take advantage of. The
details can be found on the conference website (www.chicago2008.org in two
places: In the FAQs under "How do I Travel to Chicago" and on the Breaking
News page (under April 17).

Second, Get ready to enjoy some wonderful food while you attend conference
meal functions! The menus for the Luncheons and the Banquet can now be found
at the website on the Breaking News page (under April 18). Check them out
and your mouth will certainly begin to water. The menus for the Friday
Shabbat Dinner, the Saturday Welcome Dinner, and the Breakfasts will be
announced soon.

Don't forget that early-bird registration ends on April 30, 2008. Register
now to save some money.

Wishing all a very happy Passover.

On behalf of IAJGS, the JGS of Illinois, and the Illiana JGS, we look
forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Re: Barend Moses Spitzer #usa

Stefan Rohrbacher <s.rohrbacher@...>
 

Barend Moses SPITZER is primarily noted for his
influential role in the establishment of the Ancient
and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in America.
Of Dutch origin, he resided in Charleston, South
Carolina, >from 1770 to 1781, when Charleston was
occupied by the British and he and other Jews moved to
Philadelphia. That same year, he participated in the
founding of the Lodge of Perfection of Philadelphia
and was appointed by Moses Michael HAYS as Deputy
Inspector General for Georgia. While in Philadelphia
he was a member of Congregation Mikveh Israel. He
returned to Charleston in 1784. The 1790 directory has
Spitzer listed as a resident broker of Charleston, 2
Champney's Row. On 10 January 1796, after he had been
missing for more than ten days, Barend's body was
found on Sullivan's island.

Stefan ROHRBACHER, Düsseldorf, Germany


Barend Moses Spitzer #usa

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

In regard to Barend Moses Spitzer, much about him can be found by just
googling his name on the Internet. However, a small piece about him is to
be found in "History of the Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree of Ancient
Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the
United States of American and its Antecedents" by Samuel Harr Baynard,
Published 2003, Kessinger Publishing.

This publication can be searched online with the following results:

Barend Moses Spitzer lived in Charleston, SC, >from 1770-1781 and left with
other Jews when the British took over the City. He went to Philadelphia in
1781 where he was appointed Deputy Inspector General for Georgia.

Whilst in Philadelphia, he was a member of the Mickve Israel Congregation
from 1781-82. He returned to Charleston in 1782, then left Charleston in
1784 for the West Indies and returned to Charleston in 1788. He died in
Charleston in 1796. Quite a traveller!!!

However, nothing was mentioned as to his birthplace or antecedants. There
is also more about his Masonic history provided in this publication which is
what you are apparently interested in.

You might want to check out the online catalog of The American Jewish
Historical Society for further references:
http://www.ajhs.org/reference/online_catalog.cfm

Ann Rabinowitz annrab@bellsouth.net


KURLAN family: Samuel, Jennie, Harold, Sidney - Manhattan 1930s #general

jonmeltzer@...
 

Samuel (1873-?) and Jennie (Nanes) (1872-1940) KURLAN lived on W 183rd
St in Manhattan in 1920 and 1930. They had two sons: Harold (Harry)
born about 1899, and Sidney (Sid) born about 1901. Both sons married
and Sidney had a daughter Harriet, born about 1925; there are likely
other grandchildren. Samuel's original name is listed in marriage
records as "Kurlausky". If any descendants happen to see this posting
please contact me to compare notes; Jennie was the older sister of my
grandmother Lillie Nanes Meltzer.

Jon Meltzer
jonmeltzer@gmail.com


Early American SIG #USA Chicago Conference Update #usa

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We are extremely pleased to announce two important items for the conference.

First, Amtrak, American Airlines and Continental Airlines are offering some
discounts that conference attendees may be able to take advantage of. The
details can be found on the conference website (www.chicago2008.org in two
places: In the FAQs under "How do I Travel to Chicago" and on the Breaking
News page (under April 17).

Second, Get ready to enjoy some wonderful food while you attend conference
meal functions! The menus for the Luncheons and the Banquet can now be found
at the website on the Breaking News page (under April 18). Check them out
and your mouth will certainly begin to water. The menus for the Friday
Shabbat Dinner, the Saturday Welcome Dinner, and the Breakfasts will be
announced soon.

Don't forget that early-bird registration ends on April 30, 2008. Register
now to save some money.

Wishing all a very happy Passover.

On behalf of IAJGS, the JGS of Illinois, and the Illiana JGS, we look
forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Early American SIG #USA Re: Barend Moses Spitzer #usa

Stefan Rohrbacher <s.rohrbacher@...>
 

Barend Moses SPITZER is primarily noted for his
influential role in the establishment of the Ancient
and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in America.
Of Dutch origin, he resided in Charleston, South
Carolina, >from 1770 to 1781, when Charleston was
occupied by the British and he and other Jews moved to
Philadelphia. That same year, he participated in the
founding of the Lodge of Perfection of Philadelphia
and was appointed by Moses Michael HAYS as Deputy
Inspector General for Georgia. While in Philadelphia
he was a member of Congregation Mikveh Israel. He
returned to Charleston in 1784. The 1790 directory has
Spitzer listed as a resident broker of Charleston, 2
Champney's Row. On 10 January 1796, after he had been
missing for more than ten days, Barend's body was
found on Sullivan's island.

Stefan ROHRBACHER, Düsseldorf, Germany


Early American SIG #USA Barend Moses Spitzer #usa

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

In regard to Barend Moses Spitzer, much about him can be found by just
googling his name on the Internet. However, a small piece about him is to
be found in "History of the Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree of Ancient
Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the
United States of American and its Antecedents" by Samuel Harr Baynard,
Published 2003, Kessinger Publishing.

This publication can be searched online with the following results:

Barend Moses Spitzer lived in Charleston, SC, >from 1770-1781 and left with
other Jews when the British took over the City. He went to Philadelphia in
1781 where he was appointed Deputy Inspector General for Georgia.

Whilst in Philadelphia, he was a member of the Mickve Israel Congregation
from 1781-82. He returned to Charleston in 1782, then left Charleston in
1784 for the West Indies and returned to Charleston in 1788. He died in
Charleston in 1796. Quite a traveller!!!

However, nothing was mentioned as to his birthplace or antecedants. There
is also more about his Masonic history provided in this publication which is
what you are apparently interested in.

You might want to check out the online catalog of The American Jewish
Historical Society for further references:
http://www.ajhs.org/reference/online_catalog.cfm

Ann Rabinowitz annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KURLAN family: Samuel, Jennie, Harold, Sidney - Manhattan 1930s #general

jonmeltzer@...
 

Samuel (1873-?) and Jennie (Nanes) (1872-1940) KURLAN lived on W 183rd
St in Manhattan in 1920 and 1930. They had two sons: Harold (Harry)
born about 1899, and Sidney (Sid) born about 1901. Both sons married
and Sidney had a daughter Harriet, born about 1925; there are likely
other grandchildren. Samuel's original name is listed in marriage
records as "Kurlausky". If any descendants happen to see this posting
please contact me to compare notes; Jennie was the older sister of my
grandmother Lillie Nanes Meltzer.

Jon Meltzer
jonmeltzer@gmail.com


Need advice about birth certificate from Germany #germany

nuritT b
 

Dear all GerSig,
In order to continue my search of my grandfather, Maier (or Meier, or
Meyer) AUERBACH, I need to find where he was born.
Currently, the only written information I have about him comes from
the Testimony in Yad-Vashem, given by my aunt, Cilli Goldstein, in 1956.

from that document I learn that my grandfather was born in 1873 in
Mannheim, Germany, to Judah (or: Yehuda) and Idl AUERBACH.
However, I could not find any prove for that through the
correspondence I had with the Mannheim Stadt archive. They responded that
there is no such record of a Maier (or other spelling) AUERBACH, born
in Mannheim in 1873.
Could you advise how can I get any birth certificate of my grandfather ?

I will highly appreciate any suggestion sent to my private mail. Thank you,

Dr. Nurit Ben-Zvi, Rechovot, Israel <norit_b@yahoo.com>


Chicago Conference Update #germany

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We are extremely pleased to announce two important items for the conference.

First, Amtrak, American Airlines and Continental Airlines are offering some
discounts that conference attendees may be able to take advantage of. The
details can be found on the conference website (www.chicago2008.org in two
places: In the FAQs under "How do I Travel to Chicago" and on the Breaking
News page (under April 17).

Second, Get ready to enjoy some wonderful food while you attend conference
meal functions! The menus for the Luncheons and the Banquet can now be found
at the website on the Breaking News page (under April 18). Check them out
and your mouth will certainly begin to water. The menus for the Friday
Shabbat Dinner, the Saturday Welcome Dinner, and the Breakfasts will be
announced soon.

Don't forget that early-bird registration ends on April 30, 2008. Register
now to save some money.

Wishing all a very happy Passover.

On behalf of IAJGS, the JGS of Illinois, and the Illiana JGS, we look
forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Anne Feder Lee Mike Posnick Joel Spector Conference Co-Chairs


German SIG #Germany Need advice about birth certificate from Germany #germany

nuritT b
 

Dear all GerSig,
In order to continue my search of my grandfather, Maier (or Meier, or
Meyer) AUERBACH, I need to find where he was born.
Currently, the only written information I have about him comes from
the Testimony in Yad-Vashem, given by my aunt, Cilli Goldstein, in 1956.

from that document I learn that my grandfather was born in 1873 in
Mannheim, Germany, to Judah (or: Yehuda) and Idl AUERBACH.
However, I could not find any prove for that through the
correspondence I had with the Mannheim Stadt archive. They responded that
there is no such record of a Maier (or other spelling) AUERBACH, born
in Mannheim in 1873.
Could you advise how can I get any birth certificate of my grandfather ?

I will highly appreciate any suggestion sent to my private mail. Thank you,

Dr. Nurit Ben-Zvi, Rechovot, Israel <norit_b@yahoo.com>


German SIG #Germany Chicago Conference Update #germany

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We are extremely pleased to announce two important items for the conference.

First, Amtrak, American Airlines and Continental Airlines are offering some
discounts that conference attendees may be able to take advantage of. The
details can be found on the conference website (www.chicago2008.org in two
places: In the FAQs under "How do I Travel to Chicago" and on the Breaking
News page (under April 17).

Second, Get ready to enjoy some wonderful food while you attend conference
meal functions! The menus for the Luncheons and the Banquet can now be found
at the website on the Breaking News page (under April 18). Check them out
and your mouth will certainly begin to water. The menus for the Friday
Shabbat Dinner, the Saturday Welcome Dinner, and the Breakfasts will be
announced soon.

Don't forget that early-bird registration ends on April 30, 2008. Register
now to save some money.

Wishing all a very happy Passover.

On behalf of IAJGS, the JGS of Illinois, and the Illiana JGS, we look
forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Anne Feder Lee Mike Posnick Joel Spector Conference Co-Chairs


HAEHNEL immigration found as MAENEL #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Claire Gosnell asked for information about the "Haehnel (Haenel,
Hennel, Hannel) family of Dettwiller, France. Jacob (Jacques) and
Sarah (Salome) Kopp Haenel immigrated to the U.S. between March 1843
and April 1848 with children Jacob (Jacques) b. 1835, John (Jean) b.
1838, Michael (Michel) b. 1840, and Sarah (Salome) b. 1843"

I found them on the large paid website, landing in New Orleans Nov
29, 1843, listed under the surname MAENEL. The intial H looks like
a florid M on first reading. (But if you compare it to the rounded M
in Michel, you can see a definite difference.) I found them by
searching for Salome, using no surname at all.

Barbara Zimmer
Norfolk VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HAEHNEL immigration found as MAENEL #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Claire Gosnell asked for information about the "Haehnel (Haenel,
Hennel, Hannel) family of Dettwiller, France. Jacob (Jacques) and
Sarah (Salome) Kopp Haenel immigrated to the U.S. between March 1843
and April 1848 with children Jacob (Jacques) b. 1835, John (Jean) b.
1838, Michael (Michel) b. 1840, and Sarah (Salome) b. 1843"

I found them on the large paid website, landing in New Orleans Nov
29, 1843, listed under the surname MAENEL. The intial H looks like
a florid M on first reading. (But if you compare it to the rounded M
in Michel, you can see a definite difference.) I found them by
searching for Salome, using no surname at all.

Barbara Zimmer
Norfolk VA


researching ADLER (Hessen), and MEYERHARDT (Krojanke) #germany

Nancy Dorfman <nhd12@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined your group. I have been doing genealogy for about one
year, and I still am a bit of a beginner. I live in Woodland Hills,
Calif. I am probably an intermediate computer user, and I use the
internet frequently.

My research goals at the moment are to find out more about the
ADLERs, who were >from Hessen. My great-great grandfather was Adolph
ADLER who settled in Washington, D.C., along with his brother,
Henry. I would like to find out more about my great grandfather,
Louis MEYERHARDT, who was born in Rome, Georgia, but whose family was
from Krojanke. My JGFF ID number is 285582.
Nancy Dorfman nhd12@dslextreme.com Woodland Hills, Calif.

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to GerSIG. To get better results try to give more
infomation about the people you're looking for. Exact places of origin, dates
of immigration etc. are very important.


Re: Chicago Jewish Newspapers #general

phylliskramer1 <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Joan Rosen posted this message: Since noone has offered the name
of a Jewish paper there were none in chicago then.

I queried the New York times on Proquest and found this
October 1931 article:

"the chicago daily jewish courier, the only daily in chicago,
has announced indefinite suspension of publication, pending
settlement of a controvery with its linotype operators"

Happy Passover and Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Fla
PhyllisKramer1@att.net, VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.
researching (mostly Galicia):
STECHER, TRACHMAN,>from Zmigrod, Dukla, Krosno
KRAMER, BEIM, WISNER >from Jasienica
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow, Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn(also Iasi, Romania)


German SIG #Germany researching ADLER (Hessen), and MEYERHARDT (Krojanke) #germany

Nancy Dorfman <nhd12@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined your group. I have been doing genealogy for about one
year, and I still am a bit of a beginner. I live in Woodland Hills,
Calif. I am probably an intermediate computer user, and I use the
internet frequently.

My research goals at the moment are to find out more about the
ADLERs, who were >from Hessen. My great-great grandfather was Adolph
ADLER who settled in Washington, D.C., along with his brother,
Henry. I would like to find out more about my great grandfather,
Louis MEYERHARDT, who was born in Rome, Georgia, but whose family was
from Krojanke. My JGFF ID number is 285582.
Nancy Dorfman nhd12@dslextreme.com Woodland Hills, Calif.

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to GerSIG. To get better results try to give more
infomation about the people you're looking for. Exact places of origin, dates
of immigration etc. are very important.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chicago Jewish Newspapers #general

phylliskramer1 <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Joan Rosen posted this message: Since noone has offered the name
of a Jewish paper there were none in chicago then.

I queried the New York times on Proquest and found this
October 1931 article:

"the chicago daily jewish courier, the only daily in chicago,
has announced indefinite suspension of publication, pending
settlement of a controvery with its linotype operators"

Happy Passover and Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Fla
PhyllisKramer1@att.net, VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.
researching (mostly Galicia):
STECHER, TRACHMAN,>from Zmigrod, Dukla, Krosno
KRAMER, BEIM, WISNER >from Jasienica
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow, Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn(also Iasi, Romania)


Re: Research on a family in Ireland #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

One of the interesting things about Ireland is that there are many people
there with the last name of Cahan, Coen, Cohan, Cohen, and Kahan, who are
not Jewish. Perhaps some were Jewish, at one time, perhaps not.

However, the best thing to do to clarify this is to conduct regular
genealogical research as you would for any other family, i.e., get all of
the records you can and interview older relatives.

If the family of your friend came >from Dublin, you can also look in the 1911
Census of Ireland, Dublin:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/

There you can search by last name and the Census image will provide the
religion of the person.

The following are variant spellings of Cohen and the number of people having
that name in the Census.

1 Cahan
17 Coen
1 Cohan
108 Cohen
6 Kahan

Many of these have decidedly non-Jewish first names such as Bridget Coen
whose family is listed as being Catholic.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Research on a family in Ireland #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

One of the interesting things about Ireland is that there are many people
there with the last name of Cahan, Coen, Cohan, Cohen, and Kahan, who are
not Jewish. Perhaps some were Jewish, at one time, perhaps not.

However, the best thing to do to clarify this is to conduct regular
genealogical research as you would for any other family, i.e., get all of
the records you can and interview older relatives.

If the family of your friend came >from Dublin, you can also look in the 1911
Census of Ireland, Dublin:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/

There you can search by last name and the Census image will provide the
religion of the person.

The following are variant spellings of Cohen and the number of people having
that name in the Census.

1 Cahan
17 Coen
1 Cohan
108 Cohen
6 Kahan

Many of these have decidedly non-Jewish first names such as Bridget Coen
whose family is listed as being Catholic.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net