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Janover --> Shill? #lithuania

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

As Mentor of the Mirvis Research Group, I have been asked by Merton Shill
(one of the 100 Researchers of MRG) if I would post the following message
for him on the LitvakSig mailing list. If anyone can help Merton with his
research of the surname Janover (or something similar), please do write him
directly at his e-mail address: <mshill@med.wayne.edu> . He has searched
the ALD for the two surnames SHILL and JANOVER, and has found hits for
SHILL but none at all for JANOVER. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

I have checked Alexander Beider's "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the
Russian Empire" and found some information on those names.

SHIL was found in the Kovno district and was taken >from the townlet Shily in the Vilkomir district or the village Shili in the Rossieny district.

YANOVER was found in the Kovno, Rossieny, Kiev, Novograd, and Skvira districts (also see Yanov) and was take >from Yanov, a townlet in the Vinnitsa district or a village in the Gajsin district.

Jerry

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel

--------------------------
Request by Dr. Merton Shill:

I wonder if you could steer me in the right direction with the following
question: I recall when growing up that I was told that my family's
surname was originally Janover (I assume >from Janowa) and that it was changed in an attempt to avoid conscription in the Russian Imperial Army for 25 years, because one never made it back. Do you know a way to find out the origin of a surname under these circumstances? I should mention that my cousin Jon Freedman recalls being told that Shill was modeled after Shadowa, but I never heard that version.

The purpose of the search is to determine the origin of both names, SHILL
and JANOVER, and whether my family's name was changed >from JANOVER (or
anything else) to SHILL. Any information on this subject >from anyone would
also be welcome.

I appreciate your assistance.

Merton A. Shill, JD, LLM, Ph.D.
Department of Family Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
E-mail: <mshill@med.wayne.edu>


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Janover --> Shill? #lithuania

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

As Mentor of the Mirvis Research Group, I have been asked by Merton Shill
(one of the 100 Researchers of MRG) if I would post the following message
for him on the LitvakSig mailing list. If anyone can help Merton with his
research of the surname Janover (or something similar), please do write him
directly at his e-mail address: <mshill@med.wayne.edu> . He has searched
the ALD for the two surnames SHILL and JANOVER, and has found hits for
SHILL but none at all for JANOVER. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

I have checked Alexander Beider's "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the
Russian Empire" and found some information on those names.

SHIL was found in the Kovno district and was taken >from the townlet Shily in the Vilkomir district or the village Shili in the Rossieny district.

YANOVER was found in the Kovno, Rossieny, Kiev, Novograd, and Skvira districts (also see Yanov) and was take >from Yanov, a townlet in the Vinnitsa district or a village in the Gajsin district.

Jerry

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel

--------------------------
Request by Dr. Merton Shill:

I wonder if you could steer me in the right direction with the following
question: I recall when growing up that I was told that my family's
surname was originally Janover (I assume >from Janowa) and that it was changed in an attempt to avoid conscription in the Russian Imperial Army for 25 years, because one never made it back. Do you know a way to find out the origin of a surname under these circumstances? I should mention that my cousin Jon Freedman recalls being told that Shill was modeled after Shadowa, but I never heard that version.

The purpose of the search is to determine the origin of both names, SHILL
and JANOVER, and whether my family's name was changed >from JANOVER (or
anything else) to SHILL. Any information on this subject >from anyone would
also be welcome.

I appreciate your assistance.

Merton A. Shill, JD, LLM, Ph.D.
Department of Family Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
E-mail: <mshill@med.wayne.edu>


Where are you? #general

David Kravitz
 

I have noticed that a considerable number of postings give
no clue to the whereabouts of the writer. Please could we
always know the country and possibly the town, state, county
or otherwise of all writers? Recently I responded to someone
I thought was in Israel when, in fact, they were in the USA
making my response inappropriate.

David Kravitz
Bournemouth
England

MODERATOR NOTE: As a reminder, messages sent to this discussion
group for posting should always be signed with the submitter's
full name, city/town of residence, and state (if in the U.S.) or
country (if outside the U.S.).


Addressbook of the Jews of Antwerp #general

Marcel Apsel <marap@...>
 

The JGS of Belgium is proud to announce that they compiled
a database of an "adressbook of the Jews of Antwerp in 1902".
This alphabetical list contains family names with first names
of more than 1,000 Jewish families living in Antwerp in 1902
including addresses of 1902 and the corresponding addresses
of today. This database is online and can be found at
http://www.mjb-jmb.org After choosing your language go
to genealogy and search for addressbook of the Jews of Antwerp.

Marcel Apsel
Vice-president of the JGS of Belgium
Antwerp, Belgium
marap@village.uunet.be


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where are you? #general

David Kravitz
 

I have noticed that a considerable number of postings give
no clue to the whereabouts of the writer. Please could we
always know the country and possibly the town, state, county
or otherwise of all writers? Recently I responded to someone
I thought was in Israel when, in fact, they were in the USA
making my response inappropriate.

David Kravitz
Bournemouth
England

MODERATOR NOTE: As a reminder, messages sent to this discussion
group for posting should always be signed with the submitter's
full name, city/town of residence, and state (if in the U.S.) or
country (if outside the U.S.).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Addressbook of the Jews of Antwerp #general

Marcel Apsel <marap@...>
 

The JGS of Belgium is proud to announce that they compiled
a database of an "adressbook of the Jews of Antwerp in 1902".
This alphabetical list contains family names with first names
of more than 1,000 Jewish families living in Antwerp in 1902
including addresses of 1902 and the corresponding addresses
of today. This database is online and can be found at
http://www.mjb-jmb.org After choosing your language go
to genealogy and search for addressbook of the Jews of Antwerp.

Marcel Apsel
Vice-president of the JGS of Belgium
Antwerp, Belgium
marap@village.uunet.be


MOSES family - Beerfelden > Baltimore - new data found #germany

BeerfeldenGE@...
 

A new branch of the MOSES family has been connected to the
researcher group working on this family.

JewishGen researcher N. 5077 has posted a good MOSES gedcom to the
Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP). Following my inquiry to this
researcher some weeks ago, I have today received much new data on
a branch of the family which emmigrated >from Beerfelden to Baltimore.

The head of this branch is William B. MOSES aka Wolf B. MOSES son
of Jacob aka Koppel MOSES. W.B. Moses was born 1838 in Beerfelden and
died 1932 in Baltimore. He had 14 children.

Other family names included among the new data (most or all in Baltimore) are:
Henrietta LEVI wife of WB Moses

W.B.'s Granddaughter: Miriam LEVI KIRSCH b. Baltimore 1891 probably married
Unknown KIRSCH
W.B.'s dtr: Sadie Moses GUTMAN b. Baltimore 1877 m. unknown Gutman
children:
Evelyn GUTMAN m. FRIEDMAN
Mildred GUTMAN m. BERNSTEIN
Rose LEVI m. PHILLIPS
Arthur LEVI m. Bertha MYER dtr. of Moses MYER and Rebecca GREENTREE
Ethel RUTHENBERG b. 1919 m. William Arthur LEVI
Eli MILLNER m. J LEVI
A. EISNER m. Alan MILLNER

For more information about any of the above please use the FTJP
to view the family tree.
<http://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/>

To contact the person who submitted this tree for more information you can
use the link to his / her researcher code N. 5077

If you have further solid information on any of the families mentioned
above please reply privately to me.

John Paul Lowens Suburban NYC JG Researcher 3839

Great Grandson of Zerline MOSES (Beerfelden) m. Eleasar LOEWENSTEIN
/ LOWENSTEIN - Breckenheim and Wallau bei Wiesbaden Hesse


German SIG #Germany MOSES family - Beerfelden > Baltimore - new data found #germany

BeerfeldenGE@...
 

A new branch of the MOSES family has been connected to the
researcher group working on this family.

JewishGen researcher N. 5077 has posted a good MOSES gedcom to the
Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP). Following my inquiry to this
researcher some weeks ago, I have today received much new data on
a branch of the family which emmigrated >from Beerfelden to Baltimore.

The head of this branch is William B. MOSES aka Wolf B. MOSES son
of Jacob aka Koppel MOSES. W.B. Moses was born 1838 in Beerfelden and
died 1932 in Baltimore. He had 14 children.

Other family names included among the new data (most or all in Baltimore) are:
Henrietta LEVI wife of WB Moses

W.B.'s Granddaughter: Miriam LEVI KIRSCH b. Baltimore 1891 probably married
Unknown KIRSCH
W.B.'s dtr: Sadie Moses GUTMAN b. Baltimore 1877 m. unknown Gutman
children:
Evelyn GUTMAN m. FRIEDMAN
Mildred GUTMAN m. BERNSTEIN
Rose LEVI m. PHILLIPS
Arthur LEVI m. Bertha MYER dtr. of Moses MYER and Rebecca GREENTREE
Ethel RUTHENBERG b. 1919 m. William Arthur LEVI
Eli MILLNER m. J LEVI
A. EISNER m. Alan MILLNER

For more information about any of the above please use the FTJP
to view the family tree.
<http://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/>

To contact the person who submitted this tree for more information you can
use the link to his / her researcher code N. 5077

If you have further solid information on any of the families mentioned
above please reply privately to me.

John Paul Lowens Suburban NYC JG Researcher 3839

Great Grandson of Zerline MOSES (Beerfelden) m. Eleasar LOEWENSTEIN
/ LOWENSTEIN - Breckenheim and Wallau bei Wiesbaden Hesse


landsmanshaften locations #general

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

I cannot make a definite location for the origins of these
two landsmanshaften. They appear to be either in Lithuania
or Belarus. If your ancestors were members perhaps you can
place their location.

Zosler Protective Association
Tuker Benevolent Association

Jerry Seligsohn
NYC
SELIGSOHN and ELKIN of Mogilev/Dnepr


LIPKOWITZ - Abel Poland.Russia #general

Aubrey Jacobus <marie@...>
 

If any one knows a family LIPKOWITZ - I have intersting
connections in London 1901 - specifically Morris LIPKOWITZ
b c 1865 Tailor wife Leah (? nee Schmidt )

Aubrey Jacobus
Check my Genealogical webpage
www.mjacobus.freeserve.co.uk
Please use aubrey@jacobus.org for replies


Social Security Death Index-When a location is not given #general

David Priever
 

Dear Fellow Jewishgenners,

Maybe I am forgetting something. I found a possible match
on the SSDI to a person whose family I am trying to track
down. The issuance state is given, but a death residence
locality *is not*.

I already checked the NYC Death Indices to see if he died
within the confines of the 5 boroughs. He did not. What
else can I do? The family moved around alot, so the chances
that he died in the same state as the State of Issuance
(Pennsylvania) are fairly slim.

How can I find where he died so I can order the death certificate???

Thank you very much for whatever help you can give.

Sincerely,

David Priever
brooklyn1960@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen landsmanshaften locations #general

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

I cannot make a definite location for the origins of these
two landsmanshaften. They appear to be either in Lithuania
or Belarus. If your ancestors were members perhaps you can
place their location.

Zosler Protective Association
Tuker Benevolent Association

Jerry Seligsohn
NYC
SELIGSOHN and ELKIN of Mogilev/Dnepr


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LIPKOWITZ - Abel Poland.Russia #general

Aubrey Jacobus <marie@...>
 

If any one knows a family LIPKOWITZ - I have intersting
connections in London 1901 - specifically Morris LIPKOWITZ
b c 1865 Tailor wife Leah (? nee Schmidt )

Aubrey Jacobus
Check my Genealogical webpage
www.mjacobus.freeserve.co.uk
Please use aubrey@jacobus.org for replies


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Social Security Death Index-When a location is not given #general

David Priever
 

Dear Fellow Jewishgenners,

Maybe I am forgetting something. I found a possible match
on the SSDI to a person whose family I am trying to track
down. The issuance state is given, but a death residence
locality *is not*.

I already checked the NYC Death Indices to see if he died
within the confines of the 5 boroughs. He did not. What
else can I do? The family moved around alot, so the chances
that he died in the same state as the State of Issuance
(Pennsylvania) are fairly slim.

How can I find where he died so I can order the death certificate???

Thank you very much for whatever help you can give.

Sincerely,

David Priever
brooklyn1960@hotmail.com


"Bayern area" General history - English sources wanted #germany

Elizabeth Levy <ealevygen@...>
 

Can anyone suggest a good book or article in English on the history
of Jews in the Bayern area? Thanks.

Elizabeth Levy Mevassaret Zion, Israel

MOD NOTE: You should find some at the GerSig website - Resources page.
I'd also search the GerSig archives for:

Bayern or Bavaria and BOOK and CITE

This will bring up any citations of books on Bavaria or towns mentioned
with Bayern or Bavaria in old GerSig postings.

You should remember that parts of modern Germany now in other German
Lande (states) were once part of the Kingdom of Bavaria (Bayern).
For example, my ancestral town of Kaiserslautern in southwestern Germany
was once in "Bavaria". Good luck. MOD1


German SIG #Germany "Bayern area" General history - English sources wanted #germany

Elizabeth Levy <ealevygen@...>
 

Can anyone suggest a good book or article in English on the history
of Jews in the Bayern area? Thanks.

Elizabeth Levy Mevassaret Zion, Israel

MOD NOTE: You should find some at the GerSig website - Resources page.
I'd also search the GerSig archives for:

Bayern or Bavaria and BOOK and CITE

This will bring up any citations of books on Bavaria or towns mentioned
with Bayern or Bavaria in old GerSig postings.

You should remember that parts of modern Germany now in other German
Lande (states) were once part of the Kingdom of Bavaria (Bayern).
For example, my ancestral town of Kaiserslautern in southwestern Germany
was once in "Bavaria". Good luck. MOD1


Re: 2 words in Dutch #general

Elsebeth Paikin
 

At 09:01 29-10-2002 -0500, Daniel Kazez wrote:
..snip...
Two hits I found included these words under place of death:

Sobibor
Vermist

What do these two words mean?
Sobibor: An extermination camp in Poland
Check out: http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Holocaust/Sobibor.html

Vermist: is Dutch for "missing"

Best regards

Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & Webmaster of JewishGen Denmark SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark
http://home.worldonline.dk/~epaikin/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk


Lieberman, Silverman name variations #general

Linda <altmanlh@...>
 

Hello All;
In researching my LIEBERMAN and SILVERMAN families, I have
found variations on the Ellis Island database that may be of
interest to others researching these names. I have found that
my LIEBERMAN's >from Romania originally spelled the surname as
LIBERMAN. When searching the Ellis Island Database, I have
found that searching on LIEBERMAN, LIBERMAN and LILBERMAN is
useful. My SILVERMAN family's name started as ZILBERMAN in
Romania and then changed to SILBERMAN and later on SILVERMAN.
I have found that searching on all of these names as well as
the LILBERMAN surname produces good results. The people who
entered the data into the Ellis Island Database had a hard
time telling the uppercase letter "L" >from an uppercase letter
"S". I am not trying to be critical, it can be very difficult,
there are a lot of instances where the 2 letter look similar.

If you want to see a good example go to http://www.ellisisland.org
and lookup the name Berlina LIEBERMAN, >from Galatz Romania in
1901. Go to the original manifest. You will see how these letters
can be misread. Berlina traveled with her married sister Sophia
SILBERMAN, and Sophia's son Henrich SILBERMAN. They are all on
the same page, one right after the other. To find Heinrich you
would have to search on the surname LILBERMAN.

I hope that this helps those searching these surnames.

Linda Altman - Raleigh, NC
researching:
CHILLER/CHILLAR >from Lomza Gubernia, Poland.
CYBULA/CYBULKA (all variations), Ostrow Maz.,Siedlce,& Zambrow Poland.
KRIEDBERG (all variations) >from Russia to US.
LIEBERMAN or LIBERMAN, Austria and Romania to US.


Re: "A Portion of the People" "300 years of Southern Jewish Life" #general

Paula Shaiman <pshaiman@...>
 

Hi All,

There were more Jewish people in South Carolina during the 1600s,
1700s and 1800s then anywhere else in the US because of the
religious freedom. These families were originally >from Spain,
Poland, Germany, Russia, etc.

My son Jason Shaiman, is a Curator at the McKissick Museum in
Columbia, SC. He is the Project Manager of the above mentioned
exhibit. This exhibit was at the McKissick Museum >from January
2002 to April 2002. It is now at the Gibbes Museum, Charleston,
SC until November 16, 2002. The exhibit will open at Yeshiva
University Museum at the Center for Jewish History on February
6, 2003 through July 2003. The Museum of the New South in
Charlotte, North Carolina will show the exhibit in the fall of
2003.

I thought you all would like to see the history of the beginning
of Jewish Life in South Carolina and the USA. The exhibit is
most outstanding.

Paula Shaiman
Little River, SC

Researching: WILIAMOWSKI, WILLIAMS (Zambrow, Lomza, Poland; NYC;
Toms River,NJ; Tel Aviv; Buenos Aries); RUBINSTEIN (Zambrow, Lomza,
Poland; Mexico); RENERT, RENNERT (Galicia; Vienna; Czcrnowitz;
NYC; B'klyn NY; NY State); ROSENBLATT, ROSENBLAT, STEINBERG,
STEMBERG (Husi, Romania; NYC, B'klyn, NY; Syracuse, NY; NJ);
FISCHLER (Iasi, Romania; NYC; B'klyn, NY; CA; FL); SHAIMAN, SIMON...
[searching list truncated at allowable six lines]


Re: 2 words in Dutch #general

hennynow
 

Place of death:
1) Sobibor was a concentration camp
2) "vermist" means "missing"

Henny
Henriette Moed Roth
Los Angeles, California
hennynow@pacbell.net