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Re: Passenger manifest markings on 1910 passenger arrival - FAIKIS #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

I have the passenger manifest of 11-29-1910 for a Sure/Sura Faikis/
Faikes, and it has numbered notations above her name on the manifest.
I would like to know what they represent. The numbers are 2-3062/89,
and i am wondering if it refers to her arrival or something later like
her naturalization. Sure FAIKIS is how she is listed on the manifest
at age 18. I know nothing more about her. Any and all help is
appreciated as to what these numbers represent.
I read the number as 2-306289 (the portion you viewed as a slash is part of
the "8"). This is the Certificate of Arrival (issued during the
naturalization process) number. Unfortunately, there no longer exists (if
there ever was) an index to the CofA numbers. About the only useful
information is the initial "2-", which tells you that she was naturalized in
District 2 (New York). Also, unfortunately, there is no date next to the
number, which could have further helped you to locate her naturalization
papers.

Here is a page that explains the marking in more detail:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/Manifests/occ/

David Oseas
Thousand Oaks, CA

OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
WICHMAN: Bobruisk, Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SHERMAN: Russia/Romania > New York > Los Angeles
SCHECTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York
KLEIN: Austria > New York > Los Angeles
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Passenger manifest markings on 1910 passenger arrival - FAIKIS #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

I have the passenger manifest of 11-29-1910 for a Sure/Sura Faikis/
Faikes, and it has numbered notations above her name on the manifest.
I would like to know what they represent. The numbers are 2-3062/89,
and i am wondering if it refers to her arrival or something later like
her naturalization. Sure FAIKIS is how she is listed on the manifest
at age 18. I know nothing more about her. Any and all help is
appreciated as to what these numbers represent.
I read the number as 2-306289 (the portion you viewed as a slash is part of
the "8"). This is the Certificate of Arrival (issued during the
naturalization process) number. Unfortunately, there no longer exists (if
there ever was) an index to the CofA numbers. About the only useful
information is the initial "2-", which tells you that she was naturalized in
District 2 (New York). Also, unfortunately, there is no date next to the
number, which could have further helped you to locate her naturalization
papers.

Here is a page that explains the marking in more detail:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/Manifests/occ/

David Oseas
Thousand Oaks, CA

OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
WICHMAN: Bobruisk, Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SHERMAN: Russia/Romania > New York > Los Angeles
SCHECTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York
KLEIN: Austria > New York > Los Angeles
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York


Seeking Family GRAUSS in Irkutsk, Siberia #general

Sandra & Donald Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

I am attempting to aid a friend in locating her family. Please reply to me
if you have any information and I will forward it on.

Thank you.

Sandy Hirschhorn
Boca Raton, FL

Here is her family story:
My Mother, Riva (Yiddish name) Grauss (Gross in the US) was born in Irkutsk,
Siberia in September of 1900
Her Father was Moshe Grauss and her Mother was Rosa
My Mother had two brothers, Lazar and Ir Moshe
She had two sisters, Marushe and Jenya
Marusha had a daughter named Bella .
My Father Motel Shymlock (on papers Szymlak) was born in Malava Poland and
sent as Polish war prisoner to Siberia.
My Mother and Father were married in Irkutsk May 19, 1918.
My sister, Leah was born in Irkutsk in 1920..
In the early 1920's My Father took My Mother and Sister to reunite with his
family >from Poland who had immigrated to Nashville Tennessee.
They left Russia without a US immigration visa and went to wait for papers
in Harbin China.
In June 1932 they were able to immigrate to Nashville, entering the country
legally through Texas.
August 1933 I was born. My Mother was able to communicate with her family
in Irkutsk until 1944-45.
Then communication stopped.

Through a friend we were reconnected to my Mother's family in Irkutsk. My
Mother and later my Father, after my Mother passed away, maintained that
contact. When my Father passed away my Sister and I did not maintain that
relationship.
I, very much, regret that inaction and would like to try to reconnect again
with any family that is left. If I am able to reach anyone, my husband and
I will go to Irkutsk next summer.

My Mother's niece, Bella, was a couple of years younger than my Sister. In
one of the pictures my Sister's children found, Bella is pictured with five
children.
I am hoping that they may be our link since they would be in their 60's and
hopefully still in Irkutsk.


Jennie MARX (born 1843) from Hesse Darmstadt and Ohio #general

Linda Shefler
 

The 1860 census for Painesville, OH (near Cleveland) lists Jennie MARX (the
census incorrectly spells the name as MARKTZ), born about 1843 in Hesse
Darmstadt, whose occupation is bookbinder. She is living with Aaron MARX and
his family. I suspect that she's Aaron's sister.

If anyone has who they believe is this Jennie MARX in their family tree, I
would love to hear >from you. Please respond privately.

Thanks and a lovely Shabbat to all.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Cary, NC
linda.shefler@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Family GRAUSS in Irkutsk, Siberia #general

Sandra & Donald Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

I am attempting to aid a friend in locating her family. Please reply to me
if you have any information and I will forward it on.

Thank you.

Sandy Hirschhorn
Boca Raton, FL

Here is her family story:
My Mother, Riva (Yiddish name) Grauss (Gross in the US) was born in Irkutsk,
Siberia in September of 1900
Her Father was Moshe Grauss and her Mother was Rosa
My Mother had two brothers, Lazar and Ir Moshe
She had two sisters, Marushe and Jenya
Marusha had a daughter named Bella .
My Father Motel Shymlock (on papers Szymlak) was born in Malava Poland and
sent as Polish war prisoner to Siberia.
My Mother and Father were married in Irkutsk May 19, 1918.
My sister, Leah was born in Irkutsk in 1920..
In the early 1920's My Father took My Mother and Sister to reunite with his
family >from Poland who had immigrated to Nashville Tennessee.
They left Russia without a US immigration visa and went to wait for papers
in Harbin China.
In June 1932 they were able to immigrate to Nashville, entering the country
legally through Texas.
August 1933 I was born. My Mother was able to communicate with her family
in Irkutsk until 1944-45.
Then communication stopped.

Through a friend we were reconnected to my Mother's family in Irkutsk. My
Mother and later my Father, after my Mother passed away, maintained that
contact. When my Father passed away my Sister and I did not maintain that
relationship.
I, very much, regret that inaction and would like to try to reconnect again
with any family that is left. If I am able to reach anyone, my husband and
I will go to Irkutsk next summer.

My Mother's niece, Bella, was a couple of years younger than my Sister. In
one of the pictures my Sister's children found, Bella is pictured with five
children.
I am hoping that they may be our link since they would be in their 60's and
hopefully still in Irkutsk.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jennie MARX (born 1843) from Hesse Darmstadt and Ohio #general

Linda Shefler
 

The 1860 census for Painesville, OH (near Cleveland) lists Jennie MARX (the
census incorrectly spells the name as MARKTZ), born about 1843 in Hesse
Darmstadt, whose occupation is bookbinder. She is living with Aaron MARX and
his family. I suspect that she's Aaron's sister.

If anyone has who they believe is this Jennie MARX in their family tree, I
would love to hear >from you. Please respond privately.

Thanks and a lovely Shabbat to all.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Cary, NC
linda.shefler@gmail.com


Hungarian list was translated #hungary

Susan Stone <momteller@...>
 

Thank you to all of you who sent me the translation of
a list I received while in my grandfather's town this
summer. If the moderator doesn't mind, I would like
to share with you what it said. I think it is very
interesting: "The register of the Jews living in
Sarkosujlak. about 1940. The appearance of Jews after
the 16th century is also proven by the two cemeteries,
the ruins of which still exist." (There are 26 names
equalling 91 people with their families)

Could gravestones have been there since the 1500's or
was it someone's typo?

At the bottom of the list is another list:
Visszatertek = those who have returned ...a
much shorter list--13 men and what seems like a few
family members.

Susan Stone
Evanston, IL


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian list was translated #hungary

Susan Stone <momteller@...>
 

Thank you to all of you who sent me the translation of
a list I received while in my grandfather's town this
summer. If the moderator doesn't mind, I would like
to share with you what it said. I think it is very
interesting: "The register of the Jews living in
Sarkosujlak. about 1940. The appearance of Jews after
the 16th century is also proven by the two cemeteries,
the ruins of which still exist." (There are 26 names
equalling 91 people with their families)

Could gravestones have been there since the 1500's or
was it someone's typo?

At the bottom of the list is another list:
Visszatertek = those who have returned ...a
much shorter list--13 men and what seems like a few
family members.

Susan Stone
Evanston, IL


DNA testing #belarus

Marsha Epstein <marsha.epstein@...>
 

See JewishGen.org/dna for details on DNA testing, or go directly to
the Family Tree DNA website: www.familytreedna.com. It's cheaper if
there is already a project with your surname or other project that you
can join as a member. For example, we have an Epstein Surname Project,
in case any of you are Epsteins. We have some Levite R1b1c Epsteins.
Marsha Epstein
Los Angeles


Belarus SIG #Belarus DNA testing #belarus

Marsha Epstein <marsha.epstein@...>
 

See JewishGen.org/dna for details on DNA testing, or go directly to
the Family Tree DNA website: www.familytreedna.com. It's cheaper if
there is already a project with your surname or other project that you
can join as a member. For example, we have an Epstein Surname Project,
in case any of you are Epsteins. We have some Levite R1b1c Epsteins.
Marsha Epstein
Los Angeles


64th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Bialystok Ghetto Commemorated in Bialystok #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear Bialystokers:

Yesterday, 16 August 2007, a ceremony commemorating the 64th
anniversary of the liquidation of the Bialystok Ghetto was
held in Bialystok, sponsored by the City.

Our Jewish friend in Bialystok, Lucja Lisowska, helped to
organize the events and spoke at the ceremony. Lucja reports
that "The ceremony was beautiful. Many people came,
including students."

The ceremony was reported widely in Bialystok. The "Kurier
Poranny," one of the Bialystok dailies, reported on the
event and have three videos on their website.

1.
http://www.poranny.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070816/BIALYSTOK/70816012
To play, click on ZOBACZ. This article's headline is about
the memory of the revolt (resistance) in the Bialystok
Ghetto. This video is taken at the Zabia Street Cemetery
(Ghetto Cemetery) and shows Yakov Finkelstein, a
representative of the Israeli Embassy in Warsaw; Maciej
Pawlak, a representative of the Jewish Community of Poland
(I think he is a Rabbinic student); and Lucja Lisowska.

2.
http://www.poranny.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070816/BIALYSTOK/70816011
To play, click on ZOBACZ. This article's headline is
"Anniversary of the Ghetto Revolt." This video is taken at
the site of the Great Synagogue of Bialystok, burned by the
Nazis on 27 June, 1941 where a memorial to that event
stands. The video shows interviews with Joanna Furla-Buczek
from Warsaw, who studies Jewish history of Bialystok and
Felicja Nowak, a survivor of the Bialystok Ghetto, who was
hidden by righteous gentiles.

3.
http://www.poranny.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070816/VIDEO/70816016
This article's headline is "Hadassa Hamburger Remembers."
This is an video of an interview with Hadassa, who was born
in Bialystok and is a survivor of Auschwitz. Hadassa appears
to be speaking Hebrew. A young man (I think her grandson)
translates to English. Lucja Lisowska translates to Polish.

Also attending the Ceremony was Dorit Brennan >from the
United States.

We are very proud of our fellow Bialystokers who represented
us at this Ceremony.

Mark Halpern
BialyGen Coordinator


genealogy of Jehiel HEILPERIN, Seder Hadorot #general

sbloom@...
 

I have already posted this to RAVSIG, but thought I'd cast a wider net in case
someone had pertinent information:

I am looking for anyone who has detailed information on the descendants of
Jehiel HEILPERIN, (1660-1746) the author of Seder Hadorot, and a great Talmudist
of Minsk.

It was written in another Rabbi's genealogy (published in 1939), that my 4th
great grandfather, Nachum Eliyahu (aka Eliasz Nuchem) HALPERN was a descendant
of R. Jehiel. Eliyahu lived >from 1789-1869 , mostly in Piatek, but also a bit
in Zdunska Wola, and I imagine surrounding towns. Since 129 years separates the
births of the two men, and the surnames are similar, I would hypothesize that
(presuming the rumor is true at all!) Eliyahu is the 2nd or 3rd great grandson
of R. Jehiel along a direct male line. The only such line I know of that went
past 1 generation is that of Jehiel's grandson (through his son Isaac). His
grandson was Yehudah Leib, and published Seder Hadorot, his grandfather's work.

Unfortunately, I have not found out much more. Neil Rosenstein's _Lurie Legacy_
does provide Jehiel's ancestry, and bit about some of the female line of descent
from one of Jehiel's daughters. But I can't find anything detailed about descent
from Jehiel's sons. There could potentially be information in the early Belarus
census of this area, but I have not checked to see if those records still
exist for that region (late 1780's to early 1800's).

If it helps, due to naming patterns in the family, I think it is likely, but not
proven, the Eliyahu's father was name Reuven Leib.

Please contact me privately with specific family information, but feel free to
post if you have information regarding sources, etc.

Also, I'd appreciate hearing >from anyone else who knows of a claim of descent
from Jehiel Heilperin--perhaps we could combine forces, and figure out how we
all connect to him.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland 64th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Bialystok Ghetto Commemorated in Bialystok #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear Bialystokers:

Yesterday, 16 August 2007, a ceremony commemorating the 64th
anniversary of the liquidation of the Bialystok Ghetto was
held in Bialystok, sponsored by the City.

Our Jewish friend in Bialystok, Lucja Lisowska, helped to
organize the events and spoke at the ceremony. Lucja reports
that "The ceremony was beautiful. Many people came,
including students."

The ceremony was reported widely in Bialystok. The "Kurier
Poranny," one of the Bialystok dailies, reported on the
event and have three videos on their website.

1.
http://www.poranny.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070816/BIALYSTOK/70816012
To play, click on ZOBACZ. This article's headline is about
the memory of the revolt (resistance) in the Bialystok
Ghetto. This video is taken at the Zabia Street Cemetery
(Ghetto Cemetery) and shows Yakov Finkelstein, a
representative of the Israeli Embassy in Warsaw; Maciej
Pawlak, a representative of the Jewish Community of Poland
(I think he is a Rabbinic student); and Lucja Lisowska.

2.
http://www.poranny.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070816/BIALYSTOK/70816011
To play, click on ZOBACZ. This article's headline is
"Anniversary of the Ghetto Revolt." This video is taken at
the site of the Great Synagogue of Bialystok, burned by the
Nazis on 27 June, 1941 where a memorial to that event
stands. The video shows interviews with Joanna Furla-Buczek
from Warsaw, who studies Jewish history of Bialystok and
Felicja Nowak, a survivor of the Bialystok Ghetto, who was
hidden by righteous gentiles.

3.
http://www.poranny.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070816/VIDEO/70816016
This article's headline is "Hadassa Hamburger Remembers."
This is an video of an interview with Hadassa, who was born
in Bialystok and is a survivor of Auschwitz. Hadassa appears
to be speaking Hebrew. A young man (I think her grandson)
translates to English. Lucja Lisowska translates to Polish.

Also attending the Ceremony was Dorit Brennan >from the
United States.

We are very proud of our fellow Bialystokers who represented
us at this Ceremony.

Mark Halpern
BialyGen Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen genealogy of Jehiel HEILPERIN, Seder Hadorot #general

sbloom@...
 

I have already posted this to RAVSIG, but thought I'd cast a wider net in case
someone had pertinent information:

I am looking for anyone who has detailed information on the descendants of
Jehiel HEILPERIN, (1660-1746) the author of Seder Hadorot, and a great Talmudist
of Minsk.

It was written in another Rabbi's genealogy (published in 1939), that my 4th
great grandfather, Nachum Eliyahu (aka Eliasz Nuchem) HALPERN was a descendant
of R. Jehiel. Eliyahu lived >from 1789-1869 , mostly in Piatek, but also a bit
in Zdunska Wola, and I imagine surrounding towns. Since 129 years separates the
births of the two men, and the surnames are similar, I would hypothesize that
(presuming the rumor is true at all!) Eliyahu is the 2nd or 3rd great grandson
of R. Jehiel along a direct male line. The only such line I know of that went
past 1 generation is that of Jehiel's grandson (through his son Isaac). His
grandson was Yehudah Leib, and published Seder Hadorot, his grandfather's work.

Unfortunately, I have not found out much more. Neil Rosenstein's _Lurie Legacy_
does provide Jehiel's ancestry, and bit about some of the female line of descent
from one of Jehiel's daughters. But I can't find anything detailed about descent
from Jehiel's sons. There could potentially be information in the early Belarus
census of this area, but I have not checked to see if those records still
exist for that region (late 1780's to early 1800's).

If it helps, due to naming patterns in the family, I think it is likely, but not
proven, the Eliyahu's father was name Reuven Leib.

Please contact me privately with specific family information, but feel free to
post if you have information regarding sources, etc.

Also, I'd appreciate hearing >from anyone else who knows of a claim of descent
from Jehiel Heilperin--perhaps we could combine forces, and figure out how we
all connect to him.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


Tracing Romania Claims Conference Records #general

rlpearce@...
 

Hello Genners

Does anyone know how I can go about tracing the source of a Romania Claims
Conference Record? I have found on the JG Romania database, two references
to claims posted by or on behalf of Ira Kaner for internment in Romania. I
have the source code: JM13297 and the List Codes:+AR-6 and +AR-3. I believe
Ira Kaner may be a relative.

The database note says that the files are shared between the Central Zionist
Archive at Yad Vashem and the US Holocaust Museum. I can find nothing on the
Yad Vashem site and it would appear that USHM records are not available on
line.

Has anyone had any success or can someone please offer advice?

Roberta Pearce
Buckhurst Hill, Essex, UK
Researching: COHN/COHEN/KANER/KAUER, Bucharest, Botosani


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tracing Romania Claims Conference Records #general

rlpearce@...
 

Hello Genners

Does anyone know how I can go about tracing the source of a Romania Claims
Conference Record? I have found on the JG Romania database, two references
to claims posted by or on behalf of Ira Kaner for internment in Romania. I
have the source code: JM13297 and the List Codes:+AR-6 and +AR-3. I believe
Ira Kaner may be a relative.

The database note says that the files are shared between the Central Zionist
Archive at Yad Vashem and the US Holocaust Museum. I can find nothing on the
Yad Vashem site and it would appear that USHM records are not available on
line.

Has anyone had any success or can someone please offer advice?

Roberta Pearce
Buckhurst Hill, Essex, UK
Researching: COHN/COHEN/KANER/KAUER, Bucharest, Botosani


Re: Ohabei Shalom, Boston - some other ideas #usa

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

Some other ideas for Felicia:
Check with Boston's public library and/or historical society.
They may have some archival material or information on where
it may be found.
Also -- the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) used to be headquartered
in suburban Boston. They may have information that could help you.

Marion H. Bernstein San Antonio, TX <hlb@texas.net>


Early American SIG #USA Re: Ohabei Shalom, Boston - some other ideas #usa

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

Some other ideas for Felicia:
Check with Boston's public library and/or historical society.
They may have some archival material or information on where
it may be found.
Also -- the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) used to be headquartered
in suburban Boston. They may have information that could help you.

Marion H. Bernstein San Antonio, TX <hlb@texas.net>


Jennie MARX (born 1843) from Hesse Darmstadt and Ohio #germany

Linda Shefler
 

The 1860 census for Painesville, Ohio (near Cleveland) lists Jennie MARX (the
census incorrectly spells the name as MARKTZ), born about 1843 in Hesse
Darmstadt, whose occupation is bookbinder. She is living with Aaron MARX and
his family. I suspect that she's Aaron's sister.

If anyone has who they believe is this Jennie MARX in their family tree, I
would love to hear >from you. Please respond privately.
Thanks and a lovely Shabbat to all.

Linda Silverman Shefler Cary, North Carolina USAS linda.shefler@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Jennie MARX (born 1843) from Hesse Darmstadt and Ohio #germany

Linda Shefler
 

The 1860 census for Painesville, Ohio (near Cleveland) lists Jennie MARX (the
census incorrectly spells the name as MARKTZ), born about 1843 in Hesse
Darmstadt, whose occupation is bookbinder. She is living with Aaron MARX and
his family. I suspect that she's Aaron's sister.

If anyone has who they believe is this Jennie MARX in their family tree, I
would love to hear >from you. Please respond privately.
Thanks and a lovely Shabbat to all.

Linda Silverman Shefler Cary, North Carolina USAS linda.shefler@gmail.com