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Civil War Records #usa

Larry <sloop28@...>
 

The National Archives and Records Administration holds both military
and pension records for Union Civil War participants. See their web site at

http://www.archives.gov/research_room/index.html

for instructions on how to order files.
This is a worthwhile thing to do. The files, particularly the pension files,
often contain a wealth of historical and personal information concerning the
veteran.
Also note that the database of Jewish Civil War participants at

http://www.jewish-history.com/frmdbsearch.asp

is incomplete. Ancestry has two other databases of interest; one of Civil War
Military Records and the other of Civil War Pension Records.

Larry E. Oppenheimer Sarasota, FL sloop28@earthlink.net


Early American SIG #USA Civil War Records #usa

Larry <sloop28@...>
 

The National Archives and Records Administration holds both military
and pension records for Union Civil War participants. See their web site at

http://www.archives.gov/research_room/index.html

for instructions on how to order files.
This is a worthwhile thing to do. The files, particularly the pension files,
often contain a wealth of historical and personal information concerning the
veteran.
Also note that the database of Jewish Civil War participants at

http://www.jewish-history.com/frmdbsearch.asp

is incomplete. Ancestry has two other databases of interest; one of Civil War
Military Records and the other of Civil War Pension Records.

Larry E. Oppenheimer Sarasota, FL sloop28@earthlink.net


1857 Arrivals in NYC #usa

Robert Hanscom <rodihan@...>
 

A number of my relatives came to New York City en masse in September
1857. They were widow Rachel TESCHNER (nee Wilhelm) (1798-1876), and
several children: stepson Aaron Teschner (and his large family), son
Abraham Teschner (and family), daughter Fanny Braun (and family), son
Salomon Teschner (and wife), son Wolfgang Teschner (and family), son
Markus Teschner (and wife), and daughter Rebeka Teschner (unmarried at
the time, but later wife of Sigmund Hirschler). This family originated
from Vag Besztercze, Trencin Co., Hungary [now Povazska Bystrica,
Slovakia] and largely stayed right in Manhattan. They were a close-knit
group of relatives, and a family circle remained intact until the early 1900s.

Has anyone else come across this family in their own research? Here are
a list of some of the families they married into: POPPER, BLUH, BRAUN,
HIRSCHLER, ROSENZWEIG, WALDMAN, SCHICK, GOLDWATER, FRIEDBERG,
SCHWARZSCHILD, TYROLER, ABELES, FISCHMANN, SINGER, PASKUS, PINCUS,
METZGER, KLEINBERGER, STERN, STRAUSS, WEISER, BARNETT, COHEN, LEVY,
NEWBERGER, and many others.

I would be interested in exchanging information with anyone who has
studied some of these same NYC Jewish surnames. Please reply privately.
Also, I would like to find out more about this 1857 emigration from
Hungary. Did other Jewish families come over at the same time? Does
anyone know what prompted this? Best regards,

Robert Hanscom Andover, Mass. rodihan@juno.com


Early American SIG #USA 1857 Arrivals in NYC #usa

Robert Hanscom <rodihan@...>
 

A number of my relatives came to New York City en masse in September
1857. They were widow Rachel TESCHNER (nee Wilhelm) (1798-1876), and
several children: stepson Aaron Teschner (and his large family), son
Abraham Teschner (and family), daughter Fanny Braun (and family), son
Salomon Teschner (and wife), son Wolfgang Teschner (and family), son
Markus Teschner (and wife), and daughter Rebeka Teschner (unmarried at
the time, but later wife of Sigmund Hirschler). This family originated
from Vag Besztercze, Trencin Co., Hungary [now Povazska Bystrica,
Slovakia] and largely stayed right in Manhattan. They were a close-knit
group of relatives, and a family circle remained intact until the early 1900s.

Has anyone else come across this family in their own research? Here are
a list of some of the families they married into: POPPER, BLUH, BRAUN,
HIRSCHLER, ROSENZWEIG, WALDMAN, SCHICK, GOLDWATER, FRIEDBERG,
SCHWARZSCHILD, TYROLER, ABELES, FISCHMANN, SINGER, PASKUS, PINCUS,
METZGER, KLEINBERGER, STERN, STRAUSS, WEISER, BARNETT, COHEN, LEVY,
NEWBERGER, and many others.

I would be interested in exchanging information with anyone who has
studied some of these same NYC Jewish surnames. Please reply privately.
Also, I would like to find out more about this 1857 emigration from
Hungary. Did other Jewish families come over at the same time? Does
anyone know what prompted this? Best regards,

Robert Hanscom Andover, Mass. rodihan@juno.com


Re: Litvaks - Philadelphia #usa

Gladys Friedman Paulin <gp21603@...>
 

Do a google search for the Phildelphia Jewish Archives. They have a nice web
site.

Gladys Friedman Paulin, CGRS Winter Springs, FL


Early American SIG #USA Re: Litvaks - Philadelphia #usa

Gladys Friedman Paulin <gp21603@...>
 

Do a google search for the Phildelphia Jewish Archives. They have a nice web
site.

Gladys Friedman Paulin, CGRS Winter Springs, FL


Researching: ETTLINGER & WACHENHEIMER from Karlsruhe. #germany

Phyllis Durra <meldrum@...>
 

Dear Gersiggers,
Kindly assist with any further info on:
Wolf Lazarus ETTLINGER dob 1775 pob Karlsruhe m. Rebeka WACHENHEIMER.
Children:
1. Joseph ETTLINGER m Sophie HEIDELSHEIMER [ x June 12, 1839 Karlsruhe]
2. Abraham ETTLINGER. 3. Regine ETTLINGER. 4. Moses ETTLINGER.
5. Emanuel ETTLINGER. 6. Aron ETTLINGER.

Children of: Joseph ETTLINGER x Sophie HEIDELSHEIMER [ see: 1 above ]:
1. Caroline ETTLINGER dob 1842 pob Karlsruhe dod 1931 pod Irvington CA
m Joseph HIRSCH dob 1830 pob Karlsruhe dod 1887 pod Irvington CA
2. Rosalie ETTLINGER. 3. Frederike ETTLINGER. 4. Johanna " Hanchen " ETTLINGER.
5. Louis ETTLINGER.

Your assistance shall be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.

Ernie Durra. Cape Town. South Africa. Email: meldrum@absamail.co.za


German SIG #Germany Researching: ETTLINGER & WACHENHEIMER from Karlsruhe. #germany

Phyllis Durra <meldrum@...>
 

Dear Gersiggers,
Kindly assist with any further info on:
Wolf Lazarus ETTLINGER dob 1775 pob Karlsruhe m. Rebeka WACHENHEIMER.
Children:
1. Joseph ETTLINGER m Sophie HEIDELSHEIMER [ x June 12, 1839 Karlsruhe]
2. Abraham ETTLINGER. 3. Regine ETTLINGER. 4. Moses ETTLINGER.
5. Emanuel ETTLINGER. 6. Aron ETTLINGER.

Children of: Joseph ETTLINGER x Sophie HEIDELSHEIMER [ see: 1 above ]:
1. Caroline ETTLINGER dob 1842 pob Karlsruhe dod 1931 pod Irvington CA
m Joseph HIRSCH dob 1830 pob Karlsruhe dod 1887 pod Irvington CA
2. Rosalie ETTLINGER. 3. Frederike ETTLINGER. 4. Johanna " Hanchen " ETTLINGER.
5. Louis ETTLINGER.

Your assistance shall be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.

Ernie Durra. Cape Town. South Africa. Email: meldrum@absamail.co.za


Re: ytandv digest: January 08, 2004 #yiddish

Gene Warech <operawriter@...>
 

Regarding Barbara Meyers' question (see below) -

How's about looking up:
Stephen Burgee Johnson, The Roof Gardens of Broadway Theatres, 1883-1942
(Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1985)

The place where Harry Thaw shot Stanford White over Evelyn Nesbitt is a
few miles away, but it was:
Madison Square Roof Garden
22 E. 27th St. (Madison Ave.), Roof, New York, NY
Built: 1890 and Demolished: 1925

At any rate roof gardens on top of theatres were a popular item at the
time because there was no air conditioning and steel framed buildings
could support the load.
Gene Warech

On Jan 8, 2004, at 10:00 PM, YTandV Research Group digest (Barbara Meyers) asked:

Does National Roof Garden ring a bell with anyone out there?

Barbara Meyers (babycat3@aol.com)


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Re: ytandv digest: January 08, 2004 #yiddish

Gene Warech <operawriter@...>
 

Regarding Barbara Meyers' question (see below) -

How's about looking up:
Stephen Burgee Johnson, The Roof Gardens of Broadway Theatres, 1883-1942
(Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1985)

The place where Harry Thaw shot Stanford White over Evelyn Nesbitt is a
few miles away, but it was:
Madison Square Roof Garden
22 E. 27th St. (Madison Ave.), Roof, New York, NY
Built: 1890 and Demolished: 1925

At any rate roof gardens on top of theatres were a popular item at the
time because there was no air conditioning and steel framed buildings
could support the load.
Gene Warech

On Jan 8, 2004, at 10:00 PM, YTandV Research Group digest (Barbara Meyers) asked:

Does National Roof Garden ring a bell with anyone out there?

Barbara Meyers (babycat3@aol.com)


town name - Jalsvilgrad??? #ukraine

TaxTroll@...
 

I have a ship's manifest that shows several ancestors having been born and residing
in Jalsvilgrad. Does anyone recognize this name? Based on other (conflicting)
information I have, it could be near Kiev, Ukraine or Minsk, Belarus. I tried
shtetlseeker but no luck. Thanks for any help.

Sharon Klein
Acworth, GA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine town name - Jalsvilgrad??? #ukraine

TaxTroll@...
 

I have a ship's manifest that shows several ancestors having been born and residing
in Jalsvilgrad. Does anyone recognize this name? Based on other (conflicting)
information I have, it could be near Kiev, Ukraine or Minsk, Belarus. I tried
shtetlseeker but no luck. Thanks for any help.

Sharon Klein
Acworth, GA


Re: Name KATZ as acronym? #general

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

Lilli:

In many cases, yes, KATZ is an acronym of KAhan TZaddik. There are
probably other acronyms, but that's the standard version.

But, who knows--someone may actually have been named for a cat! Also,
there are plenty of places in German-speaking countries with names that
begin with those letters. KATZENELLENBOGEN (literally, cat's elbow!) is
but one of them.

My g-g-grandmother Bella KATZENSTEIN appears in some records as Bella
KATZ. (In fact, her name seems to have gone back and forth between the
two.)

How to look for her? Same as ever: work backwards and forwards, using
any available clues of who, where, when. Assume nothing, ignore
spelling variants (unless they're very odd and get repeated). Check
on-line information. A truncation >from KATZxxxx to KATZ could have
happened at any time--including very long ago.

All the best,

Roger

Lilli Sprintz wrote:


I'm sure this has been answered here before, but I've heard that the
name KATZ is actually an acronym.

My paternal grandmother was a Katz >from Russia.

What would the name mean, first, and any recommendations for how to go
looking for her? She was first generation over >from her family, early
1900's.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name KATZ as acronym? #general

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

Lilli:

In many cases, yes, KATZ is an acronym of KAhan TZaddik. There are
probably other acronyms, but that's the standard version.

But, who knows--someone may actually have been named for a cat! Also,
there are plenty of places in German-speaking countries with names that
begin with those letters. KATZENELLENBOGEN (literally, cat's elbow!) is
but one of them.

My g-g-grandmother Bella KATZENSTEIN appears in some records as Bella
KATZ. (In fact, her name seems to have gone back and forth between the
two.)

How to look for her? Same as ever: work backwards and forwards, using
any available clues of who, where, when. Assume nothing, ignore
spelling variants (unless they're very odd and get repeated). Check
on-line information. A truncation >from KATZxxxx to KATZ could have
happened at any time--including very long ago.

All the best,

Roger

Lilli Sprintz wrote:


I'm sure this has been answered here before, but I've heard that the
name KATZ is actually an acronym.

My paternal grandmother was a Katz >from Russia.

What would the name mean, first, and any recommendations for how to go
looking for her? She was first generation over >from her family, early
1900's.


Re: Naturalization Question? #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

During the depression, one of the things that the WPA hired people to do
was to collect all the early naturalizations for each county together at the
county hall and make a name index of them. This would make it easier for
the Social Security Administration (which was new then) to find out
whatever information was available.
If Sam Cohen said he was 63 in 1938 so he could retire in just a couple years,
his naturalization papers, >from 1902 or whenever, might show him as being
20-meaning he would be 56 not 63. Ha Ha, shame on Sam.

Only in a case like NYC, where the records would cover many counties and a
few states were the records collected at NARA.

This information came >from the woman at the Erie County, NY courthouse who
had charge of the index.

And since the forms were written in bound books, any paper that was filed
would still be there, unless the book itself were lost. The Mormons had by
then (the 1970's) been through the records at county hall, so all of the
index and the books are available at your local FHL (at least for Erie
County and I assume most other counties in the US).

Unfortunately, however, both ages were probably guesses. And nobody would
have known the truth without checking in Europe which wasn't possible.

However, the census-takers checked nothing. If Sam said he was a citizen,
but he hadn't understood the question and wasn't, the census would be
wrong.

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naturalization Question? #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

During the depression, one of the things that the WPA hired people to do
was to collect all the early naturalizations for each county together at the
county hall and make a name index of them. This would make it easier for
the Social Security Administration (which was new then) to find out
whatever information was available.
If Sam Cohen said he was 63 in 1938 so he could retire in just a couple years,
his naturalization papers, >from 1902 or whenever, might show him as being
20-meaning he would be 56 not 63. Ha Ha, shame on Sam.

Only in a case like NYC, where the records would cover many counties and a
few states were the records collected at NARA.

This information came >from the woman at the Erie County, NY courthouse who
had charge of the index.

And since the forms were written in bound books, any paper that was filed
would still be there, unless the book itself were lost. The Mormons had by
then (the 1970's) been through the records at county hall, so all of the
index and the books are available at your local FHL (at least for Erie
County and I assume most other counties in the US).

Unfortunately, however, both ages were probably guesses. And nobody would
have known the truth without checking in Europe which wasn't possible.

However, the census-takers checked nothing. If Sam said he was a citizen,
but he hadn't understood the question and wasn't, the census would be
wrong.

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


Re: The Yiddish word SCHVITZ - synopsis #general

tony <kafetz@...>
 

I think the word Schvitz has become used as Sweat in modern! Yiddish.
Even yinglish hence"He was really Schvitzing himself.

Regards
Tony Kafetz UK

Looking for KAFEZ and PINSKER USA Anywhere


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Yiddish word SCHVITZ - synopsis #general

tony <kafetz@...>
 

I think the word Schvitz has become used as Sweat in modern! Yiddish.
Even yinglish hence"He was really Schvitzing himself.

Regards
Tony Kafetz UK

Looking for KAFEZ and PINSKER USA Anywhere


Great Appreciation (my query: An important certificate/Knowledge help needed) #general

Rachel <rahel_ia@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I would like to thank all of you that helpd me with so much care.
all of you are blessed with Jewish warm, open heart.

As Rabbi Akiva instruct in his Mishna: ( doctrine) " Love your neighbor as
yourself."

Sincerely kindly,
Rachel Asherovitz (Israel)
rahel_ia@bezeqint.net


Enquires for:
RACHMAN/RICHMAN/RICHMOND/ RILL/REAL >from Ukraine (Zhitomir,Uman)
WOLLACH/WALACH/WOLLOCH >from Lipkany Moldova (Bessarabia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Great Appreciation (my query: An important certificate/Knowledge help needed) #general

Rachel <rahel_ia@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I would like to thank all of you that helpd me with so much care.
all of you are blessed with Jewish warm, open heart.

As Rabbi Akiva instruct in his Mishna: ( doctrine) " Love your neighbor as
yourself."

Sincerely kindly,
Rachel Asherovitz (Israel)
rahel_ia@bezeqint.net


Enquires for:
RACHMAN/RICHMAN/RICHMOND/ RILL/REAL >from Ukraine (Zhitomir,Uman)
WOLLACH/WALACH/WOLLOCH >from Lipkany Moldova (Bessarabia)