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Re: Family Register Sheets from Stuttgart #germany

DonnDevine@...
 

I fully support Allan Hirsh's proposal to obtain copies of the Stuttgart
family register sheets and digitize them to place online, and pledge $500 toward
the cost of having photocopies made, should the project prove feasible..

With the recent growth of this list, there may be enough members familiar
with 19th century German handwriting so that the work could be spread out among
a substantial number of volunteers, and people who couldn't commit a large
amount of time might be encouraged to transcribe a few sheets each.

Donn Devine, CG, CGI
Wilmington Delaware USA

CG, Certified Genealogist, CGI, and Certified Genealogical Instructor are
service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license
by board certificants after periodic evaluation, and the board name is
registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.


Sharon Maiden Name GRUZEN #general

stephen field
 

I am looking for my cousin Sharon Gruzen.
She is the daughter of Samuel & Gloria Gruzen.
Originally >from the Dorchester, Mattapan area
of Massachusetts.
The last information I have is that she is married,
marriage name unknown, living on Long Island,
New York.
I any one knows where she is, please send the
information to Steve Field, at stemarfie@...
Thank you.
Steve Field
stemarfie@...


German SIG #Germany Re: Family Register Sheets from Stuttgart #germany

DonnDevine@...
 

I fully support Allan Hirsh's proposal to obtain copies of the Stuttgart
family register sheets and digitize them to place online, and pledge $500 toward
the cost of having photocopies made, should the project prove feasible..

With the recent growth of this list, there may be enough members familiar
with 19th century German handwriting so that the work could be spread out among
a substantial number of volunteers, and people who couldn't commit a large
amount of time might be encouraged to transcribe a few sheets each.

Donn Devine, CG, CGI
Wilmington Delaware USA

CG, Certified Genealogist, CGI, and Certified Genealogical Instructor are
service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license
by board certificants after periodic evaluation, and the board name is
registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sharon Maiden Name GRUZEN #general

stephen field
 

I am looking for my cousin Sharon Gruzen.
She is the daughter of Samuel & Gloria Gruzen.
Originally >from the Dorchester, Mattapan area
of Massachusetts.
The last information I have is that she is married,
marriage name unknown, living on Long Island,
New York.
I any one knows where she is, please send the
information to Steve Field, at stemarfie@...
Thank you.
Steve Field
stemarfie@...


REST Surname #france

Elaine Bush <erbush@...>
 

I have recently joined this SIG in researching a possible French link
to the REST surname.

According to family lore, the REST family is Sephardic in origin,
ultimately landing in Plunge, Lithuania in the 1600s. The REST surname
is unique to that area, and we have been trying to determine its
origins. It is quite possible that it comes >from the German-- since
at the time of surname acquisition in Lithuania, at least one member of
this family was an inn keeper-- the word "rest" apparently means the
same in English as in German and this might correspond to the
innkeeping profession.

However, it is my understanding that some Jews, upon expulsion >from
Spain/Portugal came to southwest of France. My internet searching led
me to find quite a lot of REST and Le REST families in Bretagne,
Finestere, Plougham (as well as some other areas) of France.

My question to this SIG is, how might I begin to research the origins
of the REST surname in these areas? Does anyone know--is this a common
name in French, and should I just give this search a "rest"? (pun
intended!)

Thanks for any advice.

Elaine Bush
Pleasant Hill, CA USA


French SIG #France REST Surname #france

Elaine Bush <erbush@...>
 

I have recently joined this SIG in researching a possible French link
to the REST surname.

According to family lore, the REST family is Sephardic in origin,
ultimately landing in Plunge, Lithuania in the 1600s. The REST surname
is unique to that area, and we have been trying to determine its
origins. It is quite possible that it comes >from the German-- since
at the time of surname acquisition in Lithuania, at least one member of
this family was an inn keeper-- the word "rest" apparently means the
same in English as in German and this might correspond to the
innkeeping profession.

However, it is my understanding that some Jews, upon expulsion >from
Spain/Portugal came to southwest of France. My internet searching led
me to find quite a lot of REST and Le REST families in Bretagne,
Finestere, Plougham (as well as some other areas) of France.

My question to this SIG is, how might I begin to research the origins
of the REST surname in these areas? Does anyone know--is this a common
name in French, and should I just give this search a "rest"? (pun
intended!)

Thanks for any advice.

Elaine Bush
Pleasant Hill, CA USA


Litvak SIG FAQ's Update #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

The Litvak SIG FAQ's have undergone a major update. I urge everyone to
review the FAQ's for the latest information about the Lithuanian archives
including their new postal codes. The archives are now quoting prices in
Euros and the cost for their services in Euros is included in the update.

Many times, the answer to a question on the Litvak SIG Digest can be found
in the FAQ's. It may be a good idea to review the FAQ's prior to posting a
question on the Digest.

Howard Margol
homargol@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The LitvakSIG FAQs can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/faqs.htm


R' Joseph Zeev MAMJOFFE #lithuania

Ella Barkan <elbarkan@...>
 

R’ Joseph Zeev MAMJOFFE was the last Rabbi of Mazeikiai until he was
murdered in August 1941 with all the Jewish community of Mazeikiai.

I have read that the meaning of the surname MAMJOFFE is M”M Joffe. M’M means
“Mimishpachat Mordechai “ – >from Mordechai’s family, meaning >from Rabbi
Mordechai Jaffe, author of “Baal Halevush”.

Can someone confirm it or is there another explanation.

Thanks for your answers.

Ella Barkan
Tel-Aviv

Researching:
AVRECH, SABEL-Retowo, Mazeik Lithuania / Liepaja, Riga Latvia
JACOBSON-Libau (Liepaja), Riga, Jekabpils Latvia > Bronx NY 1906, Israel
1962
TROTIZ- Svenciany, Lithuania / Libau, Riga Latvia / Paris, France 1938
MAMJOFFE, VOLK - Mazeik Lithuania / Libau Latvia
BARKAN, DONDE, FONAROV - Latvia, USA, Argentina, Uruguay, Israel
ZIDON – Leizuva, Mazeik Lithuania / Libau, Riga Latvia / South Africa /
Israel ~1922


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Litvak SIG FAQ's Update #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

The Litvak SIG FAQ's have undergone a major update. I urge everyone to
review the FAQ's for the latest information about the Lithuanian archives
including their new postal codes. The archives are now quoting prices in
Euros and the cost for their services in Euros is included in the update.

Many times, the answer to a question on the Litvak SIG Digest can be found
in the FAQ's. It may be a good idea to review the FAQ's prior to posting a
question on the Digest.

Howard Margol
homargol@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The LitvakSIG FAQs can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/faqs.htm


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania R' Joseph Zeev MAMJOFFE #lithuania

Ella Barkan <elbarkan@...>
 

R’ Joseph Zeev MAMJOFFE was the last Rabbi of Mazeikiai until he was
murdered in August 1941 with all the Jewish community of Mazeikiai.

I have read that the meaning of the surname MAMJOFFE is M”M Joffe. M’M means
“Mimishpachat Mordechai “ – >from Mordechai’s family, meaning >from Rabbi
Mordechai Jaffe, author of “Baal Halevush”.

Can someone confirm it or is there another explanation.

Thanks for your answers.

Ella Barkan
Tel-Aviv

Researching:
AVRECH, SABEL-Retowo, Mazeik Lithuania / Liepaja, Riga Latvia
JACOBSON-Libau (Liepaja), Riga, Jekabpils Latvia > Bronx NY 1906, Israel
1962
TROTIZ- Svenciany, Lithuania / Libau, Riga Latvia / Paris, France 1938
MAMJOFFE, VOLK - Mazeik Lithuania / Libau Latvia
BARKAN, DONDE, FONAROV - Latvia, USA, Argentina, Uruguay, Israel
ZIDON – Leizuva, Mazeik Lithuania / Libau, Riga Latvia / South Africa /
Israel ~1922


Translation from Hebrew please #poland

Peter Lebensold
 

Hello:

Can you read Hebrew? Then maybe you can help connect two
big branches of the Gelbfish/Gelbfisz family!

I have just posted on ViewMate - at JewishGen - three
pages of reminiscences (or maybe just family history) that
were written down (very neatly, in Hebrew) by Binyamin
(Bainish) Ben Menachem (family name changed >from
Gelbfish), born 1901 Warsaw, passed away 1994 or 1995 in
Haifa.

I've been told by his nephew that Bainish recalled meeting
- while a child in Warsaw - my grandfather (or maybe even
great-grandfather!) ... and that he knew the names of his
own ancestors back to the early 19th century - who
(according to Bainish's recollection) would also have been
my own ancestors.

So you can understand my anticipation at getting - if
someone is so kind - a word-for-word translation of the
document. (By the way, the document would also tell us
the names of the great- and gg-grandfather of my
great-uncle Schmuel Gelbfisz, who changed his name to Sam
Goldwyn and had some success in the movie business!)

The document appears as ViewMate files # VM5617, VM5618
and VM5619 ... or link directly here:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5617
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5618
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5619

Please contact me privately - and thanks in advance for
your time and help.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto
=================================================
PREFERRED EMAIL ADDRESS: peter@...
Alternative email address: lebensold@...


JRI Poland #Poland Translation from Hebrew please #poland

Peter Lebensold
 

Hello:

Can you read Hebrew? Then maybe you can help connect two
big branches of the Gelbfish/Gelbfisz family!

I have just posted on ViewMate - at JewishGen - three
pages of reminiscences (or maybe just family history) that
were written down (very neatly, in Hebrew) by Binyamin
(Bainish) Ben Menachem (family name changed >from
Gelbfish), born 1901 Warsaw, passed away 1994 or 1995 in
Haifa.

I've been told by his nephew that Bainish recalled meeting
- while a child in Warsaw - my grandfather (or maybe even
great-grandfather!) ... and that he knew the names of his
own ancestors back to the early 19th century - who
(according to Bainish's recollection) would also have been
my own ancestors.

So you can understand my anticipation at getting - if
someone is so kind - a word-for-word translation of the
document. (By the way, the document would also tell us
the names of the great- and gg-grandfather of my
great-uncle Schmuel Gelbfisz, who changed his name to Sam
Goldwyn and had some success in the movie business!)

The document appears as ViewMate files # VM5617, VM5618
and VM5619 ... or link directly here:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5617
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5618
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5619

Please contact me privately - and thanks in advance for
your time and help.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto
=================================================
PREFERRED EMAIL ADDRESS: peter@...
Alternative email address: lebensold@...


Kindertransport-KOENIGSBUCH Brothers from Hamburg #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners,
This message is intended for the new Genners since I
posted a similar request in the past.
I am researching my maternal family KOENIGSBUCH. About
2 years ago I found by sheer chance that my mother had
3rd cousin in Hamurg whose name was Aron/Adolf
Koenigsbuch(1896-1942).He was married to Elizabeth von
der Walde. Both perished in Lodz Ghetto.
They had 2 boys Rolf Simon Koenigsbuch(b.1929) and
Kurt Max Koenigsbuch (b.1931).Both were on the
Kindertransport and are most probably alive.I know
that Rolf Simon K. lived in New Jersey in the late
1960s and that Kurt Max changed his name to Max
Harprer and lived in Toronto in the 1960s. None are
members of the Kindertransport association and did not
participate in the Reunions. Both joined the British
Army in the late 1940s-early 1950s and were stationed
in Korea and Malaya.Rolf Simon submitted in 1954 a
testimony to the Wiener Library in London.
I do not manage to track them down.They are not in the
SSDI which is a positive sign.
I was in contact with the Association of Jewish
Refugees in London and the Hamburg State Archives.
Both provided as much info as possible until the
1960s.Ever since-nothing.
Does any one know about them.In the PRO in Kew Gardens
they mentioned that they had a relaive by the name of
Kate Kutznitzky who lived in the 1940s in London.
Perhaps someone knows about this lady. The spelling
might be Kuznitzky.
Many thanks.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kindertransport-KOENIGSBUCH Brothers from Hamburg #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners,
This message is intended for the new Genners since I
posted a similar request in the past.
I am researching my maternal family KOENIGSBUCH. About
2 years ago I found by sheer chance that my mother had
3rd cousin in Hamurg whose name was Aron/Adolf
Koenigsbuch(1896-1942).He was married to Elizabeth von
der Walde. Both perished in Lodz Ghetto.
They had 2 boys Rolf Simon Koenigsbuch(b.1929) and
Kurt Max Koenigsbuch (b.1931).Both were on the
Kindertransport and are most probably alive.I know
that Rolf Simon K. lived in New Jersey in the late
1960s and that Kurt Max changed his name to Max
Harprer and lived in Toronto in the 1960s. None are
members of the Kindertransport association and did not
participate in the Reunions. Both joined the British
Army in the late 1940s-early 1950s and were stationed
in Korea and Malaya.Rolf Simon submitted in 1954 a
testimony to the Wiener Library in London.
I do not manage to track them down.They are not in the
SSDI which is a positive sign.
I was in contact with the Association of Jewish
Refugees in London and the Hamburg State Archives.
Both provided as much info as possible until the
1960s.Ever since-nothing.
Does any one know about them.In the PRO in Kew Gardens
they mentioned that they had a relaive by the name of
Kate Kutznitzky who lived in the 1940s in London.
Perhaps someone knows about this lady. The spelling
might be Kuznitzky.
Many thanks.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Re: Name Krupa? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 20:41:15 UTC, lgaum@... (Larry Gaum) opined:

Name Krupa

Would anyone know the ethnic origin of the name Krupa. It sounds Slavic but
is it Belarusian or Polish? or?

Larry Gaum
As this is a forum for discussion of Jewish genealogy, I assume that your
question is a bit abbreviated, and that you mean to ask if it is a Jewish
name >from somewhere in the Slavic region.

I did a Google search on "Gene Krupa", a well-known drummer of my youth,
and found that his father was named "Bartley Krupa", and that he attended a
Roman Catholic secondary school, but no mention of ethnicity. Narrowing the
search to "Krupa", I found the Polish website <http://www.krupa.pl> of a
real-estate company, and also two websites devoted to an extremely luscious
young woman named Joanna Krupa, who was born in Poland. And other pages for
a Polish-born photographer named Oleg Krupa, among others.

That, I think, is as close as one can come on a Jewish genealogical site to
a definitive answer to your question. As you can see, much information can
be gleaned >from just a few seconds with Google.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name Krupa? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 20:41:15 UTC, lgaum@... (Larry Gaum) opined:

Name Krupa

Would anyone know the ethnic origin of the name Krupa. It sounds Slavic but
is it Belarusian or Polish? or?

Larry Gaum
As this is a forum for discussion of Jewish genealogy, I assume that your
question is a bit abbreviated, and that you mean to ask if it is a Jewish
name >from somewhere in the Slavic region.

I did a Google search on "Gene Krupa", a well-known drummer of my youth,
and found that his father was named "Bartley Krupa", and that he attended a
Roman Catholic secondary school, but no mention of ethnicity. Narrowing the
search to "Krupa", I found the Polish website <http://www.krupa.pl> of a
real-estate company, and also two websites devoted to an extremely luscious
young woman named Joanna Krupa, who was born in Poland. And other pages for
a Polish-born photographer named Oleg Krupa, among others.

That, I think, is as close as one can come on a Jewish genealogical site to
a definitive answer to your question. As you can see, much information can
be gleaned >from just a few seconds with Google.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.


Re: Ohio deaths #general

Sharon Grundfest Broniatowski
 

Regarding << Eliasz PERLO/PERLA that left his wife and children in South
Africa and moved to the United States. The only thing we
know is that he lived in Canton, Ohio.>>
Ohio has a computerized index of death records. Try
http://death-records.net/ohio/death-records.htm

S Broniatowski
Cleveland, OH
searching GRUNDFEST, BRONIATOWSKI, SCOTT, SKOTZKI, MERLISS, LEWY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ohio deaths #general

Sharon Grundfest Broniatowski
 

Regarding << Eliasz PERLO/PERLA that left his wife and children in South
Africa and moved to the United States. The only thing we
know is that he lived in Canton, Ohio.>>
Ohio has a computerized index of death records. Try
http://death-records.net/ohio/death-records.htm

S Broniatowski
Cleveland, OH
searching GRUNDFEST, BRONIATOWSKI, SCOTT, SKOTZKI, MERLISS, LEWY


Ellis Island manifest question #general

Micah Salb
 

I'm curious about some writing which appears on a ship manifest for an Ellis
Island arrival. My first cousin three times removed came back into the U.S.
in 1920 on the Imperator. (He had returned to Austria-Hungary to find a
"proper" Jewish girl -- one who wouldn't talk back to him! Apparently,
though, while he did get married over there, he did not achieve his primary
goal of finding a meek wife!) Anyway, there is some handwriting on the
manifest that I can't fully read but don't understand in any event.

My cousin is Max Stern, line 8, and his wife is Fanny, line 9. Can anyone
tell me what the handwriting means?

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipManifest.asp?MID=08174149750236454592&pID
=603690011879&show=K%3A%5CT715%2D2780%5CT715%2D27800092%2ETIF&origFN=K%3A%5CT71
5%2D2780%5CT715%2D27800092%2ETIF&fromEI=1

Thanks!

-Micah Salb
Washington, D.C.

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CASPI and TREVIS from Turkey #general

Alan Steinfeld <alansteinfeld@...>
 

Looking for ancestors of Clara CASPI who married Samuel TREVIS in Turkey
before 1921. They came to the United States before 1921. Their
daughter, Suzanne, married into my family.

Thanks,

Alan Steinfeld
Scarsdale, NY