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The KATZINS of RIGA #latvia

Adam Yamey <Aandl.Yamey@...>
 

I am new to Latvia-SIG.
My name is Adam Yamey and I live in London, UK.
Most of my research interests lie in Jewish families which left Germany and
Lithuania to settle in S.Africa and USA.

I am a descendant of the KATZIN family which originated in Plunge,
Lithuania. One of the Katzins seems to have lived in Riga. This is what i
know of his family:



Israel Katzin

Israel Katzin probably lived in Latvia. He was married to Marianna
HIRSCHBERG. They had eight children who survived into adulthood.
*
Birgit (Gittel) Katzin

She was the oldest of Israel's daughters. She was a very beautiful woman who
married Dr Max FISCHMANN, a doctor in Riga. They had three children:
Seraphim (Seric), Beatrix and Olga. The Nazis murdered all Olga, her
parents and her grandparents. Seraphim and Beatrix survived the Second World
War because they were at school in Switzerland at the time. Soon after the
war these two children returned to Riga to look for any survivors of their
family. They were unsuccessful. They have never been heard of since their
return to Riga. A rumour has it that they were taken off to Soviet Central
Asia as were many children of the once rich and powerful families of
countries occupied by the Russians.
*
Rachel (Rachelle) Katzin

Born next after Birgit, she was a charming lady who married a young medical
doctor >from Frankfurt in Germany. Lived in the United States. Had two
daughters: Isabelle and Evelyn both of whom lived or still live in
California.
*
Agnes (Agnessa) Katzin

Born in 1888, she graduated >from Dorpat University in Estonia. She married
Dr Michael SCHENK (born 1880). His doctorate was in chemistry and other
subjects, but not medicine. They had one child, a daughter, Sylvia Johanna
Schenk (1914-1976) who married in 1937 Peter Ben FREEMAN (a writer in the
USA). Agnessa, her husband and daughter migrated to the United States and
thereby escaped the Holocaust.
*
Nathaniel (Nathan) Katzin

Nathaniel was the first son of Israel Katzin who survived into adulthood.
He died a bachelor in the town of Vereenigung, the town in which the treaty
ending the Boer War was signed in 1902.
*

Philip Katzin

Went to South Africa with his brothers. He married and had three children:
Sonny, Bob and Dolly. Dolly married a Mr PRICE (Purvetsky).
*
Louis and Moritz Katzin

They also accompanied Nathaniel to South Africa. Moritz was a very talented
mathematician. Along with Philip, Louis and Moritz were involved in business
ventures with Cecil Rhodes and probably also the Barnato Brothers in the
diamond fields of Kimberly. Nathaniel was an investor in his brothers'
business but not actively involved.
Louis and Moritz had children. Some of their sons flew in the RAF and died
in the Battle of Britain.
*
Wilhelm (Wolf, Bill) Katzin

The youngest of Israel's children Wilhelm married Sonja, a friend of his
sister Rachelle. Sonja had at least one parent of Estonian origin. Bill
was an engineer who specialised in railways and invented a number of things
including the 'piggyback' railway car. He died when his two daughters, Leona
Belle and Mary Joy(born 1932), were very young. Leona Belle was an artist
who died in the 1980s. Her younger sister Mary Joy adopted the name Marie
and married a Roumanian aristocrat, Count JORGULESCO.

Can anyone add any more to this information? Does anyone know any of the
above or their descendants?

Please reply to me, Adam Yamey, London, UK mailto:adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk


Latvia SIG #Latvia The KATZINS of RIGA #latvia

Adam Yamey <Aandl.Yamey@...>
 

I am new to Latvia-SIG.
My name is Adam Yamey and I live in London, UK.
Most of my research interests lie in Jewish families which left Germany and
Lithuania to settle in S.Africa and USA.

I am a descendant of the KATZIN family which originated in Plunge,
Lithuania. One of the Katzins seems to have lived in Riga. This is what i
know of his family:



Israel Katzin

Israel Katzin probably lived in Latvia. He was married to Marianna
HIRSCHBERG. They had eight children who survived into adulthood.
*
Birgit (Gittel) Katzin

She was the oldest of Israel's daughters. She was a very beautiful woman who
married Dr Max FISCHMANN, a doctor in Riga. They had three children:
Seraphim (Seric), Beatrix and Olga. The Nazis murdered all Olga, her
parents and her grandparents. Seraphim and Beatrix survived the Second World
War because they were at school in Switzerland at the time. Soon after the
war these two children returned to Riga to look for any survivors of their
family. They were unsuccessful. They have never been heard of since their
return to Riga. A rumour has it that they were taken off to Soviet Central
Asia as were many children of the once rich and powerful families of
countries occupied by the Russians.
*
Rachel (Rachelle) Katzin

Born next after Birgit, she was a charming lady who married a young medical
doctor >from Frankfurt in Germany. Lived in the United States. Had two
daughters: Isabelle and Evelyn both of whom lived or still live in
California.
*
Agnes (Agnessa) Katzin

Born in 1888, she graduated >from Dorpat University in Estonia. She married
Dr Michael SCHENK (born 1880). His doctorate was in chemistry and other
subjects, but not medicine. They had one child, a daughter, Sylvia Johanna
Schenk (1914-1976) who married in 1937 Peter Ben FREEMAN (a writer in the
USA). Agnessa, her husband and daughter migrated to the United States and
thereby escaped the Holocaust.
*
Nathaniel (Nathan) Katzin

Nathaniel was the first son of Israel Katzin who survived into adulthood.
He died a bachelor in the town of Vereenigung, the town in which the treaty
ending the Boer War was signed in 1902.
*

Philip Katzin

Went to South Africa with his brothers. He married and had three children:
Sonny, Bob and Dolly. Dolly married a Mr PRICE (Purvetsky).
*
Louis and Moritz Katzin

They also accompanied Nathaniel to South Africa. Moritz was a very talented
mathematician. Along with Philip, Louis and Moritz were involved in business
ventures with Cecil Rhodes and probably also the Barnato Brothers in the
diamond fields of Kimberly. Nathaniel was an investor in his brothers'
business but not actively involved.
Louis and Moritz had children. Some of their sons flew in the RAF and died
in the Battle of Britain.
*
Wilhelm (Wolf, Bill) Katzin

The youngest of Israel's children Wilhelm married Sonja, a friend of his
sister Rachelle. Sonja had at least one parent of Estonian origin. Bill
was an engineer who specialised in railways and invented a number of things
including the 'piggyback' railway car. He died when his two daughters, Leona
Belle and Mary Joy(born 1932), were very young. Leona Belle was an artist
who died in the 1980s. Her younger sister Mary Joy adopted the name Marie
and married a Roumanian aristocrat, Count JORGULESCO.

Can anyone add any more to this information? Does anyone know any of the
above or their descendants?

Please reply to me, Adam Yamey, London, UK mailto:adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk


Kitchener Camp, Great Britain #unitedkingdom

Robert Fraser <rgfraser@...>
 

I have a couple of questions about this refugee camp, which was established on the coast of Kent in
1939.

I'd like to know who actually ran the camp. Was it the British government or was it a Jewish refugee
organisation? I have been told that a family named MAY had a big hand in it. Also, who funded it?
The cost of the rebuilding, the food and the pocket money the inmates got must have come from
somewhere.

Any ideas appreciated.

Shalom

Robert W Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
rgfraser@iinet.net.au
Researching:
NOWAK; Vienna/Uhersky Brod (CZ)
FINKELSTEIN; Podwolacyska/Tarnopol (Ukraine)
EISINGER; Austria/Israel/Moravia
KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland/Ukraine
WOLF; Battelau (Moravia)
NAGEL; Battelau (Moravia)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Kitchener Camp, Great Britain #unitedkingdom

Robert Fraser <rgfraser@...>
 

I have a couple of questions about this refugee camp, which was established on the coast of Kent in
1939.

I'd like to know who actually ran the camp. Was it the British government or was it a Jewish refugee
organisation? I have been told that a family named MAY had a big hand in it. Also, who funded it?
The cost of the rebuilding, the food and the pocket money the inmates got must have come from
somewhere.

Any ideas appreciated.

Shalom

Robert W Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
rgfraser@iinet.net.au
Researching:
NOWAK; Vienna/Uhersky Brod (CZ)
FINKELSTEIN; Podwolacyska/Tarnopol (Ukraine)
EISINGER; Austria/Israel/Moravia
KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland/Ukraine
WOLF; Battelau (Moravia)
NAGEL; Battelau (Moravia)


Re: Radom Archives #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 10/10/2002 12:17:04 AM EST, SBernst579 writes:

I recently received a letter >from the Radom Archive, in regard to
records I am interested in. Is there a source which could help me
translate the letter, which contains what records were found and
the amount requested for copies of those records.
When the records for towns in the Radom branch of the Polish State
Archives have been indexed, it will be possible to identify records
of interest in the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database and
order them on-line.

JRI-Poland welcomes qualified applicants for the position of
Archive Coordinator for the Radom Branch of the Polish State Archives.

To learn about the responsibilities of an Archive Coordinator, go to
the JRI-Poland web site at www.jri-poland.org and click on Polish
State Archives project.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator,
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Radom Archives #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 10/10/2002 12:17:04 AM EST, SBernst579 writes:

I recently received a letter >from the Radom Archive, in regard to
records I am interested in. Is there a source which could help me
translate the letter, which contains what records were found and
the amount requested for copies of those records.
When the records for towns in the Radom branch of the Polish State
Archives have been indexed, it will be possible to identify records
of interest in the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database and
order them on-line.

JRI-Poland welcomes qualified applicants for the position of
Archive Coordinator for the Radom Branch of the Polish State Archives.

To learn about the responsibilities of an Archive Coordinator, go to
the JRI-Poland web site at www.jri-poland.org and click on Polish
State Archives project.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator,
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Re: Research in Posen (resources for) #germany

Steven and Marci Fischbach <fischri@...>
 

For a listing of holdings in the Polish State Archives of vital records by
town for the Posen region click on the link below. In addition to finding
out which archive holds the records for the town you are researching, this
link also lists each film made by the Church of Latter-day Saints for
that town. The site includes references to Jewish records, as well as
Lutheran, Catholic and Civil Records. Note that vital records created
after January 1, 1874 are found in Civil records, and before then in the
various religious records.

http://www.polishroots.org/genpoland/posguide.htm.


More information on researching your Jewish ancestors in Posen can be
found at this link at JewishGen:

http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/PosenResources.html

Steven Fischbach Cranston, Rhode Island USA fischri@gis.net


Re: New German-Jewish Genealogy Projekt #germany

Christof Eberstadt <CPA-Eberstadt@...>
 

Dear Gersiggers,
for all of you German reading researchers who did not succeed to open the
newspaper URL:
Sueddeutsche Zeitung, 15. Oktober 2002
Kuenftig Ahnenforschung fuer Juden in Wuerzburg

The text of the article [in German with an English translation provided
by GerSig member Renate Rosenau] has been sent to the GerSig moderators.

It is not published here to avoid possible copyright problems.

To receive the text, send an email to: Gersig@aol.com

Subject line: Please send Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Christof Eberstadt Erlangen, Germany
Renate Rosenau, Alzey, Germany [edited by MODERATOR on duty]


German SIG #Germany RE: Research in Posen (resources for) #germany

Steven and Marci Fischbach <fischri@...>
 

For a listing of holdings in the Polish State Archives of vital records by
town for the Posen region click on the link below. In addition to finding
out which archive holds the records for the town you are researching, this
link also lists each film made by the Church of Latter-day Saints for
that town. The site includes references to Jewish records, as well as
Lutheran, Catholic and Civil Records. Note that vital records created
after January 1, 1874 are found in Civil records, and before then in the
various religious records.

http://www.polishroots.org/genpoland/posguide.htm.


More information on researching your Jewish ancestors in Posen can be
found at this link at JewishGen:

http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/PosenResources.html

Steven Fischbach Cranston, Rhode Island USA fischri@gis.net


German SIG #Germany Re: New German-Jewish Genealogy Projekt #germany

Christof Eberstadt <CPA-Eberstadt@...>
 

Dear Gersiggers,
for all of you German reading researchers who did not succeed to open the
newspaper URL:
Sueddeutsche Zeitung, 15. Oktober 2002
Kuenftig Ahnenforschung fuer Juden in Wuerzburg

The text of the article [in German with an English translation provided
by GerSig member Renate Rosenau] has been sent to the GerSig moderators.

It is not published here to avoid possible copyright problems.

To receive the text, send an email to: Gersig@aol.com

Subject line: Please send Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Christof Eberstadt Erlangen, Germany
Renate Rosenau, Alzey, Germany [edited by MODERATOR on duty]


Vilbel, Hessen - WECHSLER family #germany

Johanna Voss <johanna.voss@...>
 

In an old photo-album I found two nice photos showing Eugen and Siegfried
WECHSLER >from Vilbel (Bad Vilbel) near Frankfurt a.M. The photographs were
taken in the first quarter of the 20th century. If anybody is interested I
can easily send this pictures by e-mail

Johanna Voss, Florstadt / Oberhessen

seeking: STERN, KAHN, HESSENBERGER, FULD, STRAUSS,MEIER, REISS, GRUENEBAUM

from Stammheim and Staden in Oberhessen


German SIG #Germany Vilbel, Hessen - WECHSLER family #germany

Johanna Voss <johanna.voss@...>
 

In an old photo-album I found two nice photos showing Eugen and Siegfried
WECHSLER >from Vilbel (Bad Vilbel) near Frankfurt a.M. The photographs were
taken in the first quarter of the 20th century. If anybody is interested I
can easily send this pictures by e-mail

Johanna Voss, Florstadt / Oberhessen

seeking: STERN, KAHN, HESSENBERGER, FULD, STRAUSS,MEIER, REISS, GRUENEBAUM

from Stammheim and Staden in Oberhessen


Wiesbaden birth record #germany

Tony Goring <tony.goring@...>
 

MODERATOR NOTE: I want to add my own thanks to Tony Goring's note below.

This is a fine example of how helpful this Forum can be.

To all - Please add your own "thanks" for GerSig's work and
that of our hosts at JewishGen by sending a contribution
to JewishGen. A link to the contribution web page appears
at the top of this email message. MODERATOR

May I thank all those who have advised me that 'geb. Triest' refers to
the mother's maiden name and not, as I naively thought, to birth in
Trieste. I'm most grateful.

Tony Goring London UK


German SIG #Germany Wiesbaden birth record #germany

Tony Goring <tony.goring@...>
 

MODERATOR NOTE: I want to add my own thanks to Tony Goring's note below.

This is a fine example of how helpful this Forum can be.

To all - Please add your own "thanks" for GerSig's work and
that of our hosts at JewishGen by sending a contribution
to JewishGen. A link to the contribution web page appears
at the top of this email message. MODERATOR

May I thank all those who have advised me that 'geb. Triest' refers to
the mother's maiden name and not, as I naively thought, to birth in
Trieste. I'm most grateful.

Tony Goring London UK


Re: Wiesbaden birth record #germany

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

In reply to the question >from Tony Goring-

Tony, "geb." in German means what nee (with the acute accent over the
first e) means in, um, English. That is to say, Regine MEYER's surname at
birth was TRIEST (rhymes with "feast"). No indication as to the
birthplace of either one.

The good news: TRIEST is a far less common name than, say, MEYER. Might
make further research easier. Best,

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA


German SIG #Germany Re: Wiesbaden birth record #germany

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

In reply to the question >from Tony Goring-

Tony, "geb." in German means what nee (with the acute accent over the
first e) means in, um, English. That is to say, Regine MEYER's surname at
birth was TRIEST (rhymes with "feast"). No indication as to the
birthplace of either one.

The good news: TRIEST is a far less common name than, say, MEYER. Might
make further research easier. Best,

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA


Re: Wiesbaden birth record #germany

Sarah&Laurent Kassel <kassells@...>
 

Referring to Tony's question
"Regine MEYER geb. Triest" means that Triest was Regine's maiden name.

Best regards, Laurent Kassel Moreshet, Israel


German SIG #Germany Re: Wiesbaden birth record #germany

Sarah&Laurent Kassel <kassells@...>
 

Referring to Tony's question
"Regine MEYER geb. Triest" means that Triest was Regine's maiden name.

Best regards, Laurent Kassel Moreshet, Israel


Re: Wiesbaden birth record #germany

RalphNBaer@...
 

'Michael MEYER und Regine MEYER geb. Triest, beide israelitisch und
wohnhaft in Wiesbaden.'
Almost certainly it indicates that TRIEST was Regine's maiden name, not
that she was born in Trieste.

Ralph N. BAER Washington, DC RalphNBaer@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Re: Wiesbaden birth record #germany

RalphNBaer@...
 

'Michael MEYER und Regine MEYER geb. Triest, beide israelitisch und
wohnhaft in Wiesbaden.'
Almost certainly it indicates that TRIEST was Regine's maiden name, not
that she was born in Trieste.

Ralph N. BAER Washington, DC RalphNBaer@aol.com