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Searching for Hertz LEVY in Herxheim (near Landau, Rheinpfalz) #general

Herbert Lenk <hlenk@...>
 

I am a new GerSIG member, and this is my first attempt to do family
research in this forum.

According to the French census of Alsatian Jews in 1784, there were 9
Jewish families living in Herxheim (then part of French Alsace, now
Baden-Wuerttemberg) which is near Landau, Rheinpfalz. The heads of these
families were:

ISRAEL, Low (o umlaut)
LEVY, Low (o umlaut)
WOLFF, Jacques
LEVY, Isaac
LOSER (O umlaut), Meyer
LOEW (O umlaut), Samuel
LEVY, Hertz
LOSER (O umlaut), Ezechiel
ISAAC, Alexandre

Hertz LEVY was my g.g.grandfather who was born in Herxheim in 1741 and died
there in 1844 (yes, 103 years old). Does anyone have information about any
of the above named families and their relationship with each other, and
especially about Hertz (also known as Salomon) LEVY, his parents and
siblings? I have more details about Hertz's spouses (1st and 2nd) and
children, but I will wait until another time.

Please reply to hlenk@comcast.net. Thank you.

Herbert LENK,
Sarasota, Florida, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately unless the information is of
general interest to the Group.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Hertz LEVY in Herxheim (near Landau, Rheinpfalz) #general

Herbert Lenk <hlenk@...>
 

I am a new GerSIG member, and this is my first attempt to do family
research in this forum.

According to the French census of Alsatian Jews in 1784, there were 9
Jewish families living in Herxheim (then part of French Alsace, now
Baden-Wuerttemberg) which is near Landau, Rheinpfalz. The heads of these
families were:

ISRAEL, Low (o umlaut)
LEVY, Low (o umlaut)
WOLFF, Jacques
LEVY, Isaac
LOSER (O umlaut), Meyer
LOEW (O umlaut), Samuel
LEVY, Hertz
LOSER (O umlaut), Ezechiel
ISAAC, Alexandre

Hertz LEVY was my g.g.grandfather who was born in Herxheim in 1741 and died
there in 1844 (yes, 103 years old). Does anyone have information about any
of the above named families and their relationship with each other, and
especially about Hertz (also known as Salomon) LEVY, his parents and
siblings? I have more details about Hertz's spouses (1st and 2nd) and
children, but I will wait until another time.

Please reply to hlenk@comcast.net. Thank you.

Herbert LENK,
Sarasota, Florida, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately unless the information is of
general interest to the Group.


November Meeting JGS Palm Springs California #general

Glynne
 

JGS Palm Springs California

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2003
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: 40111 Portulaca Court, Palm Desert

This month the program will be a Jewish Genealogy Workshop. It will be an
afternoon to work on your own genealogy with computers with fast cable
connection to the Internet to search the Ellis Island Database, Jewish
Genealogy Family Finder, Social Security Death Indexes, Family Tree of the
Jewish People, United States Census Records 1880, 1900-1930, some years
indexed. Index to Jewish Records at Family History Library on CD. Find your
ancestor's town (shtetl) on maps and in books. There will be a large
selection of Jewish Genealogy books for research.

The meeting will be held at the home of Gay Lynne Kegan. Please email at
glynne@dc.rr.com for more information

Gay Lynne Kegan
President of JGS Palm Springs
Gay Lynne Kegan
Searching:HOFFENBERG, Josvainiai, Lithuania OWSIANKA Nasielsk Poland,
GOMER/GAMMER Chudnov, Urkaine KAGAN Novozlatopol Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen November Meeting JGS Palm Springs California #general

Glynne
 

JGS Palm Springs California

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2003
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: 40111 Portulaca Court, Palm Desert

This month the program will be a Jewish Genealogy Workshop. It will be an
afternoon to work on your own genealogy with computers with fast cable
connection to the Internet to search the Ellis Island Database, Jewish
Genealogy Family Finder, Social Security Death Indexes, Family Tree of the
Jewish People, United States Census Records 1880, 1900-1930, some years
indexed. Index to Jewish Records at Family History Library on CD. Find your
ancestor's town (shtetl) on maps and in books. There will be a large
selection of Jewish Genealogy books for research.

The meeting will be held at the home of Gay Lynne Kegan. Please email at
glynne@dc.rr.com for more information

Gay Lynne Kegan
President of JGS Palm Springs
Gay Lynne Kegan
Searching:HOFFENBERG, Josvainiai, Lithuania OWSIANKA Nasielsk Poland,
GOMER/GAMMER Chudnov, Urkaine KAGAN Novozlatopol Ukraine


JGS-Denmark #unitedkingdom

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I am pleased to inform you that a new Jewish Genealogical Society
- JGS-Denmark - has been formed:

The website is hosted by JewishGen and found at the URL:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/

At present the website is only in Danish, but it will be translated
into English as soon as possible.

JGS-Denmark is an independent society but will, naturally, cooperate
closely with JewishGen's Scandinavia SIG (Denmark):

http://www.jewishgen.org/Scandinavia/denmark.htm

Best regards


Elsebeth Paikin
JGS-Denmark
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/
mailto:jgsdk_ep@hotmail.com


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom JGS-Denmark #unitedkingdom

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I am pleased to inform you that a new Jewish Genealogical Society
- JGS-Denmark - has been formed:

The website is hosted by JewishGen and found at the URL:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/

At present the website is only in Danish, but it will be translated
into English as soon as possible.

JGS-Denmark is an independent society but will, naturally, cooperate
closely with JewishGen's Scandinavia SIG (Denmark):

http://www.jewishgen.org/Scandinavia/denmark.htm

Best regards


Elsebeth Paikin
JGS-Denmark
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/
mailto:jgsdk_ep@hotmail.com


Kruglak family connections #poland

Paul Azaroff <pazaroff2000@...>
 

Does anyone have any info regarding the Kruglak family. Originally >from Sokolka the family moved to Bialystok in the late 19th century and then some of them (the females) moved to the states. All the males (my grandfather and two married uncles) remained behind and were slaughtered in the Holocaust. I have scanty information such as the name of the street that my grandmother and her daughters lived on prior to the emigration (29 Lupowa). This street is not on the list of Bialystok streets. It's right downtown within a two block walk >from the bell tower.

My grandmother's maiden name was Glickman. This was a large family too. I would welcome information on this side of the family.

The names of my family members are:
Meyer Kruglak (gandfather), Dvorah Kruglak (grandmother), Avrum (or Abrasha), Chaim, Perel, Sonia (or Soreh) and Fradel. Other variations on the Kruglak name are: Krugliak, Krugljak, Kruglack etc.

Any information would be highly welcome.
Please send your responses to: pazaroff2000@yahoo.com

Paul Azaroff


My Bialystok connection #poland

Joel Rose <joelrose@...>
 

I am searching for relatives of my great-grandparents, Yisrael (Israel)
LIFSHITZ (spelled a variety of ways) and his wife, Agnes Marsha LATSKY
or LETSKEY. They must have been born c. 1845 (very approximate),
presumably in Bialystok. He was called Rebbe.

Agnes' father was named Mayer LATSKY and her mother's family name was
MECHKY or MECHLEY.

Known children were Nahum LIFSHITZ, b. November 1879; Devorah (Dora), b.
between 1881-87, my grandmother; Golde, Hene, & Mira, all younger than
my grandmother; Max, b. March 17, 1883; and Aron, b. November 1, 1887.
Devorah and the three boys all emigrated to the U.S., Golde was believed
to have gone to Brest Litovsk, Hene to Moscow, and Mira stayed in
Bialystok, where she presumably perished in the Holocaust.

Most of this information is far >from rock solid (.g. hand-written
entries in a baby book).

Any information on the above would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Joel Rose in Buffalo

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Re: INTRO: researching HUPPERT family - Dresden & Bohemia #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

Ellen Huppert schrieb:
"I am searching for members of my husband Peter's grandfather's Alexander
HUPPERT generation. I have learned that he was born in Makov, Kreis
Myslenice, Poland in 1871 and died in Vienna in 1931.
I have also learned that he had a sister Jenny MEISZ of Breslau and
several siblings in Dresden: Manfred HUPPERT born 1887 in Bielitz;
Charlotte HUPPERT GLUCKLICH born 1882 in Bielitz, her husband Ludwig
GlLUCKLICH born in Bielitz in 1870, their two childrenWalter and Rosa
GLUCKLICH, both born in Dresden, and Erwin HUPPERT, of whom I know nothing
except that he lived in Dresden, had a firm "Elbtalschmelze" and emigrated
to New York."

Dear Ellen,
I am not sure how much data you have about Manfred HUPPERT, but his name
appears among the Theresienstadt survivors in the Theresienstadt
memorial Book:

HUPPERT Manfred born 21 Sep 1887
deported >from Dresden to Theresienstadt with transport V/5, arrival date
25 Aug 1942 liberated in Theresienstadt.

There is also an entry for

GLUECKLICH, Ludwig born 21 Dec 1870
deported >from Dresden to Theresienstadt with transport V/5, arrival date
25 Aug 1942 (same transport as Manfred HUPPERT)
died in Theresienstadt on 17 Dec 1942

Among the Dresden entries there is also one for GLUECKLICH Alfred, born
25 Jul 1869. I hope that this furthers your research, with kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany fritz.neubauer@uni-bielefeld.de


FRIEDBERGER and WIMPFHEIMER, again! #germany

adamandlopa@...
 

1. Mrs. M. Gerstle sent me a list of the descendants
of Leopold Siegfried FRIEDBERGER (1794-1872) of
Ichenhausen who married my ancestor Sophie SELIGMANN,
of Ichenhausen, who died in 1847.

One of their daughters Gelle (Caroline) FRIEDBERGER
(1829-1891), who moved to the USA in 1848 married an
Abraham WIMPFHEIMER (born about 1820).
I believe that they lived in Philadelphia, USA.
Their children included the following: Pauline,Sophie
and Samuel plus one other.

2. Sophie SELIGMANN had a sister Rebecka who married
Heinrich WIMPFHEIMER (1813-1876).He was a son of Moses
Wimpfheimer. This couple had a number of children including:
Samuel and Sophie, and a grand child Pauline.

Heinrich had a younger brother Abraham WIMPFHEIMER,
born 1817, about whom I have no further information.

Is anyone able to help me determine whether the
Abraham WIMPFHEIMER in 2, above is the same person as
the Abraham WIMPFHEIMER in 1, above, who married Gelle

FRIEDBERGER?

Any information relevant to anything above would be of
great interest to me.

Adam Yamey,London, UK <adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


The Family of Rabbi Abraham FRAENKEL of Binswangen, Schwaben, earlier in Fuerth #germany

Ralph Baer <RalphNBaer@...>
 

My fourth great-grandfather, Abraham FRAENKEL, was Rabbi in Binswangen
(near Dillingen and Wertingen in Bavarian Swabia) until his death about
1821. Prior to becoming Rabbi, he was cantor under his predecessor Rabbi
Levi FRANKFURTER.

He was succeeded by his future son-in-law, my third great-grandfather,
Rabbi Isaak Hirsch GUNZENHAEUSER. Rabbi FRAENKEL was born on 20 June 1763
in Fuerth according to Binswangen records. He was married to Gala (Klara)
Feistel GUNSTETT (14 July 1766 Ingwiller Alsace - probably 1824 or 1825
Binswangen). They married on 15 Av 5548 (18 August 1788) in Ingwiller
according to a record on page 91 of the book "Memoire Juive en Alsace:
Contrats de Mariage au XVIIIeme Siecle," by Andre Aaron
FRAENCKEL. Abraham's father is named David on the record.

There is no Abraham FRAENKEL or anything similar in the Fuerth birth
records for 20 June 1763. However, there is an Abraham son of David born
on 31 May 1763 in Fuerth who I suspect strongly is the correct person. I
won't go into detail here, but with considerable assistance of Gisela
BLUME, I was able to trace his likely ancestry back three generations to
Gabriel FRAENKEL (Gabriel Joseph Hirsch CRAILSHEIM), Parness in Fuerth and
Hoffaktor (Court manager) in Bamberg who died on 26 June 1710 in Bamberg.

He was a son of Naphtali Hirsch Gabriel CRAILSHEIM and grandson of Gabriel
CRAILSHEIM who had Schutz (right of residence, etc.) >from 15 October 1596
in Crailsheim.

I'll expound further off line if there is some connection. I am interested
in further information about the ancestors and descendants of those whom I
named. I add that this is not the same FRAENKEL family as the Levite
family that hailed >from Vienna.

The family of Rabbi Abraham FRAENKEL's wife, Gala Feistel GUNSTETT, will be
discussed in a later message. They had the following children:

1) Rebeka FRAENKEL 18 July 1790

2) Veit FRAENKEL

3) Esther FRAENKEL 5 December 1799 Binswangen - 1 July 1884 Binswangen,
married 1824 to Isaak Hirsch GUNZENHAEUSER 26 May 1798 Fuerth - 26 September
1881 Binswangen, Rabbi. These were my third great-grandparents.

4) David Gabriel FRAENKEL 13 September 1801 Binswangen, master tailor,
married to ?

5) Raphael FRAENKEL 18 July 1804 Binswangen

I know little about any of these except for my ancestor Esther (#4). Any
information about their descendants is appreciated. Mid-nineteenth century
records for Binswangen only contain births for a limited number of years.
No one has been able to locate the corresponding marriage and death records.
(Any help here will be most appreciated.) The birth dates above come from
an 1809 census where only every other page was filmed during the Nazi era.
That is why Veit's birth date is missing.

Ralph BAER Washington, DC RalphNBaer@aol.com


Re: place or word in Hung. #hungary

ilona lerman <phililona2001@...>
 

There is a place name (or perhaps an occupation?) on
my grandfather's birth list- RORESMAROS or ROZESMAROS.
Is anyone familiar with this word or place in Hungary?
Perhaps it was part of a town. The list it was found
on is >from VASVAR Hungary in western HungaRY. The list
was handwritten so perhaps it is not spelled right.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Ilona Lerman
phililona2001@yahoo.com

Moderator VK: It would be best if you scanned the document and sent it to Viewmate. While it is difficult to help without seeing the context in which the entry appears, take a close look to see if the first letter is a "k" rather than an "r" in which case the entry might be "korcsmaros". This means innkeeper.


1944 June 29 #hungary

Gábor Hirsch <hirsch@...>
 

Dear H-SIG-ers, may be some of you can give me information, about the
Auschwitz transports on June 29 1944. In Danuta Czech's "Auschwitz
Chronicle" the following entry is for that day.

****************
JUNE 29
After the selection >from an RSHA transport >from Hungary, 150 Jews who
receive Nos. A-15069—A-15218 are admitted to the camp. Some of the young
and healthy are probably kept as "depot prisoners." The remaining people
are killed in the gas chambers.
*****************

This was the day when the transport of Bekescsaba arrived in Auschwitz/
Birkenau. Probably it deals the note covers more than one transport
only. According to the 1944 records of the Kosice Train Station Military
Command there were daily expedited trains of the death >from Hungarian
territory towards Slovakia. List of trains shows departure station of
the train and number of deported Jews, so on

június 26. Szeged 3'199 (1 Train; 3'199 Person)
június 27. Debrecen 3'842; Kecskemét 2'642; Nagyvárad 2'819;
Békéscsaba 3'118 (4 Trains; 12'421 Person)
június 28. Bácsalmás 2.737 (1; 2'737)

As you can see together with Bekescsaba 4 trains crossed Kassa on the
27. June underway to Auschwitz, so there is probable, that the RSHA
transport (Reichs Sicherheits Hauptamt, /Eichmann's Section/) consisted
on that day different transports, does anybody knows of transports which
arrived on the 29. June?

What puzzles me too, somebody, who came with the transport of
Bekescsaba, got the number A-16515 a number, which according the
Auschwitz Chrinicle was distributed on 3. July which means, that
numbering could have beenn made a few days later then the arrival,

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch


Re: WEISS family are Levites? #hungary

I.Weiss/z
 

Ohh sorry for not tacking this on earlier post

My part of weiss family

Chust (chzeslovakia circa 1931) and surroundings

-----Original Message-----
From: Oudeis [mailto:victor@kfar-hanassi.org.il]
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 08:33
To: H-SIG
Subject: [h-sig] Re: WEISS family are Levites?


Judy,
Do you have any records of Weiss/Friedlander connections in the area
straddling Saros, Szepes, and Borsod counties Thanks, Victor
Friedlander-Rokach

Researching Friedlanders; Saros, Szepes, and Borsod Counties, Budapest,
Nikolsberg, Vienna
Rokach: Tarnow, Warsaw, Galicia in general.
----- Original Message -----
From: <KPeter3434@aol.com>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 4:43 PM
Subject: [h-sig] WEISS family are Levites?


Hello,
I recently found out that at least some, if not all, members of my
WEISS
family (>from the general area of Michalovce, Presov, Vranov nad Toplou
and Szuerthe (Strumkovka, UKR) are Levites, including probably my own
greatgrandfather (though his headstone is too worn for me to be
positive).
So I'm wondering
if there are other people with WEISS relatives >from this area who may
also
be
Levites. If so, I'd like to hear >from you and compare notes.
Thanks much!

Judy Petersen
Fort Collins, CO

Researching: WEISS (>from the above localities)
STOSSEL: Uzhgorod, Dej/Szent Marghita, Budapest
LICHT: Gyor, Kormend
WEISBERG: any Austria/Hungary
UNGERLEIDER: Zemplen county
Moderator VK: Please reply off-list unless you have information that will be of general interest.


Re: Stille Chupa ( Silent wedding ) #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

As I seem to remember, in Russia such a wedding was performed during the
time of pogroms when to make a big party with music could have brought
disaster.

Ida

-----Original Message-----
From: Aubrey Jacobus [mailto:zen28027@zen.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 4:05 PM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Stille Chupa ( Silent wedding )

Can we have some light on the shady subject of the "stille chupa" . I
assume they did as I believe a warning against them was issued in UK.

Questions
a.What evidence or record , they occurred -When and where.
b. Who officiated ?.
c. What was the purpose - other than bigamy / poligamy -
e Any Ketubah ?
e. Did the Beth Din collude - ? A "stille chupa". could only have a
religious validity - which assumes that future religious authorities would
accept it.

Aubrey Jacobus


No longer need help in Israel #general

Stephen Warshall <s_warshall@...>
 

Thank you thank you.

Toda rabba.

My request posted a few hours ago for help in Israel has already elicited
several responses, so that problem is solved.

What a generous group!

Stephen Warshall
Gloucester MA


What is "Szolynska" ? Or "Szolyrska" ? #general

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Dear all.

What is "Szolynska" ? Or "Szolyrska" ?

It is written as second word (the first is not clear) on a shop >from around
1900, >from Rogasen (Rogosno), Posen province, Prussia.

Best regards,
Udi Cain, Jerusalem.


ViewMate - German translation of Viennese probate record #general

KLOOGWEIN@...
 

I would appreciate help in deciphering and translating >from German part of
my great grandfather's 1930 probate record >from Vienna. It is in 3
ViewMate files accessible at
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
The files are: VM3094 VM3095 VM3096.

I am particularly interested in the handwritten responses to question 12
in VM3094 and to question 17 in VM3095.

Please respond directly to me. Thank you very much.

Judith Kloogman Weinstein
Great Neck, NY USA
kloogwein @ aol.com (omit the spaces)


German to America Records was Re: Surname "Regensburg" #general

Nancy Ring Kendrick <bogus@...>
 

I have searched the German to America with no success and they came
before Ellis Island was opened. Any ideas?
Eileen Regensburg
mailto:newsmaster@cox.net
Thru the years it has been proven that there are numerous inaccuracies
and omissions within the pages of the German to America series. The
records are incomplete, total nationalities of people are missing, and
even those who died aboard ship disembark.

For further documentation and information, and to assist other
researchers, I suggest the following sources regarding the problems with
Filby's research and the 50 volume series.

German's to American - 50 Volumes that are not to be trusted
Prof. Dr. Antonius Holtmann, Carl von Ossietzky Universitat Oldenburg,
Postfach 25 03, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany
(First published in: The Palatine Immigrant 22(1997)2, 80-87)
http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/nausa/pitfal.htm

Missing Baltimore Manifests by Prof. Dr. Antonius Holtmann,
Universitat Oldenburg, Germany
http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/nausa/onceag.htm

Good luck!
Nancy Ring Kendrick
Daytona Beach, FL


The personal history discussion group #general

color consultant <colordesigns@...>
 

The Jewish personal history discussion group for posting shetl life
stories of your ancestors in the old country and similar for the Sephardic
and Mizrahim is at:

Post message: histories@yahoogroups.com
Subscribe: histories-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Unsubscribe: histories-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
List owner: histories-owner@yahoogroups.com

I'd love to have stories of life in the shetls of Bialystock, Poland and
Volkovysk, Belarus. You see I want to combine my Moroccan Jewish
background (Malka family) with my Bialystock and Volkovysk family
background (Levine, Ain,) with my Romanisha background/Bessarabia
(Herkowitz) with my Lodz background (Tucker)...etc. I created this Yahoo
discussion group (non commercial) to have you freely talk about your
ancestor's life stories in historical times so that we might light a
figurative Yartzeit candle in memory of ancestors that our grandchildren
may have not even heard of yet.

Annejoan Levine