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New family website #general

Daniel Kester
 

I have recently posted my family data online. Take a look!

The home page is: www.thekesters.net/Genealogy
and an index of family names can be found at:
www.thekesters.net/Genealogy//Index_of_names.html

The site includes background information about the different branches
of the family, genealogical listings, photos, and maps.

All branches of the family were originally German-Jewish, >from both
western Germany and former areas of Germany that are now in Poland.
Family members now live throughout the world.

Some of the main families covered, and their "home towns" are:

BAUM (Wiesbaden)
BAER (town of Nassau, Wiesbaden)
PAPPENHEIM (Zuelz/Biala, Pitschen)
MUEHSAM (with umlaut) (Pitschen, Upper Silesia)
KLEINSTRASS (Steinheim)
HOCHHEIMER (Steinheim)
FLOERSHEIM or FLORSHEIM (Romrod, later Chicago)
BASSEVI
GERNSHEIMER (Viernheim, Rueckingen)
LUFT (Krojanke)
JACOBI (Bromberg/Bydgoszcz)
WITKOWSKI
SORAUER
BAGINSKY
SCHWEITZER
ROSENSTERN
ALEXANDER
EISENSTAEDT (with umlaut) (Stuhm/Sztum)

Feedback and comments are of course encouraged.

Daniel Kester
Buffalo, NY USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New family website #general

Daniel Kester
 

I have recently posted my family data online. Take a look!

The home page is: www.thekesters.net/Genealogy
and an index of family names can be found at:
www.thekesters.net/Genealogy//Index_of_names.html

The site includes background information about the different branches
of the family, genealogical listings, photos, and maps.

All branches of the family were originally German-Jewish, >from both
western Germany and former areas of Germany that are now in Poland.
Family members now live throughout the world.

Some of the main families covered, and their "home towns" are:

BAUM (Wiesbaden)
BAER (town of Nassau, Wiesbaden)
PAPPENHEIM (Zuelz/Biala, Pitschen)
MUEHSAM (with umlaut) (Pitschen, Upper Silesia)
KLEINSTRASS (Steinheim)
HOCHHEIMER (Steinheim)
FLOERSHEIM or FLORSHEIM (Romrod, later Chicago)
BASSEVI
GERNSHEIMER (Viernheim, Rueckingen)
LUFT (Krojanke)
JACOBI (Bromberg/Bydgoszcz)
WITKOWSKI
SORAUER
BAGINSKY
SCHWEITZER
ROSENSTERN
ALEXANDER
EISENSTAEDT (with umlaut) (Stuhm/Sztum)

Feedback and comments are of course encouraged.

Daniel Kester
Buffalo, NY USA


Re: Looking for Pictures of Monroe, Henry and Rutgers Streets NYC 1900-1918 #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

For real estate tax purposes, a photo of each building in New
York City was taken sometime between 1939 and 1941. However,
some public, non-taxable buildings were not photographed.
Vacant lots were not photographed. A sign displaying a building's
block and lot number is in its photo.

This collection is at the Municipal Archives and is called "Tax
Photographs." A fuller description, current prices, and ordering
information are at the Municipal Archives' website at
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/taxphotos/home.shtml .

Block and lot numbers of currently existing buildings can be
found on the Department of Buildings' website at
http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/bispi00.jsp .
The current block and lot number for an address may not be
the same as that used for that address during 1939 to 1941.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for Pictures of Monroe, Henry and Rutgers Streets NYC 1900-1918 #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

For real estate tax purposes, a photo of each building in New
York City was taken sometime between 1939 and 1941. However,
some public, non-taxable buildings were not photographed.
Vacant lots were not photographed. A sign displaying a building's
block and lot number is in its photo.

This collection is at the Municipal Archives and is called "Tax
Photographs." A fuller description, current prices, and ordering
information are at the Municipal Archives' website at
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/taxphotos/home.shtml .

Block and lot numbers of currently existing buildings can be
found on the Department of Buildings' website at
http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/bispi00.jsp .
The current block and lot number for an address may not be
the same as that used for that address during 1939 to 1941.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY


Re: research and Kings Park State Hospital, NY #general

Barbara <bnevens@...>
 

On Jun 22, 6:08=A0pm, saraly...@yahoo.com (Sara Lynns) wrote:

I found a "possible" relative on 1920 census.
Apparently Kings Park State Hospital, NY no longer exists.
It's now Pilgrim Psychiatric Center.

curious if any of you Jewish Genners have had success
with this resource?

thanks,
Jackie Lerner Aderman
I wrote to :
Sharon A. Pullen, C.A.
Archivist
Office of the County Clerk
Historic Documents Library
310 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901-3392
Email: SharonPullen@suffolkcountyny.gov
Phone: (631) 852-2000 extn. 700
Fax: (631) 852-2004

She advised me that :
The patient records >from Kings Park are in the New York State
Archives and are permanently restricted, although access is permitted
in certain circumstances.

I called the NY State Archives and was told to write to:
Health Information Management Unit
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
New York State Office of Mental Health
998 Crooked Hill Road
West Brentwood, NY 11717-1087
...and to state my relationship to the patient, what records I wanted
and why I wanted them. I sent an e-mail off to Pilgrim this morning
but have not heard back. I will follow up with a snail mail letter
over the weekend.

If/when I receive a reply, I will post another message.

Barbara Nevens


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: research and Kings Park State Hospital, NY #general

Barbara <bnevens@...>
 

On Jun 22, 6:08=A0pm, saraly...@yahoo.com (Sara Lynns) wrote:

I found a "possible" relative on 1920 census.
Apparently Kings Park State Hospital, NY no longer exists.
It's now Pilgrim Psychiatric Center.

curious if any of you Jewish Genners have had success
with this resource?

thanks,
Jackie Lerner Aderman
I wrote to :
Sharon A. Pullen, C.A.
Archivist
Office of the County Clerk
Historic Documents Library
310 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901-3392
Email: SharonPullen@suffolkcountyny.gov
Phone: (631) 852-2000 extn. 700
Fax: (631) 852-2004

She advised me that :
The patient records >from Kings Park are in the New York State
Archives and are permanently restricted, although access is permitted
in certain circumstances.

I called the NY State Archives and was told to write to:
Health Information Management Unit
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
New York State Office of Mental Health
998 Crooked Hill Road
West Brentwood, NY 11717-1087
...and to state my relationship to the patient, what records I wanted
and why I wanted them. I sent an e-mail off to Pilgrim this morning
but have not heard back. I will follow up with a snail mail letter
over the weekend.

If/when I receive a reply, I will post another message.

Barbara Nevens


Help in locating a person #general

m p <mp0808@...>
 

Hello,
My name is Mircea Pindus,

I am trying to locate a person, and I was wondering if anybody can help.

Unfortunately, I don't have much information about him.

from what I know, his name might have been LEIBOVICI (or something
similar), and he lived in Cernauti(or Cernovtsky), on Sf. Treimi
street nr.20.
He and his family(no children) emigrated to United States, during the WWII.
During their stay in Cernauti, they had a young housemaid, named
Veronica VOIASCIUC.

Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Mircea Pindus
Chicago,ILL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help in locating a person #general

m p <mp0808@...>
 

Hello,
My name is Mircea Pindus,

I am trying to locate a person, and I was wondering if anybody can help.

Unfortunately, I don't have much information about him.

from what I know, his name might have been LEIBOVICI (or something
similar), and he lived in Cernauti(or Cernovtsky), on Sf. Treimi
street nr.20.
He and his family(no children) emigrated to United States, during the WWII.
During their stay in Cernauti, they had a young housemaid, named
Veronica VOIASCIUC.

Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Mircea Pindus
Chicago,ILL


Stolpersteine MEYER MENARD and HIRSCH help needed #germany

Otto Schiff <oschiff@...>
 

I have received a request >from an acquaintance in Frankfurt/Höchst to
locate the following people or their descendants. for the purpose of
establishing "Stolpersteine" .

Lucie MENARD Widowed MEYER. born 4/17/1908
former address 166 Santa Elena Lane, Montecito, Santa Barbara, California

Also Sigmund MEYER
former address Queens NY, Forest Hills 111-14 6th Ave.

This is on behalf of establishment of Stolpersteine for Willi and Lucie
HIRSCH nee MEYER.

Please reply privately. Otto Schiff oschiff@att.net


World War I Jewish Soldiers - the book online #germany

Stephen Falk <sfalk81162@...>
 

This link http://ldn-knigi.lib.ru/JUDAICA/JSOLDAT/JSoldaten.htm

should bring you to a page with about 20 links to all the parts of
"Die Juedischen Gefallenen des Deutschen Heeres, der Deutschen Marine
und der Deutschen Schutztruppen"

Best regards, Stephen Falk Wayne, PA, USA SFalk81162@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Stolpersteine MEYER MENARD and HIRSCH help needed #germany

Otto Schiff <oschiff@...>
 

I have received a request >from an acquaintance in Frankfurt/Höchst to
locate the following people or their descendants. for the purpose of
establishing "Stolpersteine" .

Lucie MENARD Widowed MEYER. born 4/17/1908
former address 166 Santa Elena Lane, Montecito, Santa Barbara, California

Also Sigmund MEYER
former address Queens NY, Forest Hills 111-14 6th Ave.

This is on behalf of establishment of Stolpersteine for Willi and Lucie
HIRSCH nee MEYER.

Please reply privately. Otto Schiff oschiff@att.net


German SIG #Germany World War I Jewish Soldiers - the book online #germany

Stephen Falk <sfalk81162@...>
 

This link http://ldn-knigi.lib.ru/JUDAICA/JSOLDAT/JSoldaten.htm

should bring you to a page with about 20 links to all the parts of
"Die Juedischen Gefallenen des Deutschen Heeres, der Deutschen Marine
und der Deutschen Schutztruppen"

Best regards, Stephen Falk Wayne, PA, USA SFalk81162@aol.com


Re: looking for WWI German army history help #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

I've seen the postings so far, and maybe I can take this discussion in
a slightly different and hopefully a helpful direction.

My great uncde Josef WIMPFHEIMER who died in September 1917 fought in
the 2. 2. FUES. [FUS. with umlaut] R. 40 R. 40 regiment, according to the
online version of the book about Jewish Soldiers who perished in WW1.
The website for the online version of this book is available online at

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/Verlustlisten/rjf_wk1.htm

I know little about military matters, and thought that finding this
much information was as much as I would be able to find, but was
proved wrong when mentioned this fact to someone who knows much more
about such matters and who is not involved in genealogy. He told me
that each regiment of the German army kept war diaries and records. I
knew this was the case for the British Army, since these diaries are
available to consult for reference purposes only at the UK National
Archives at Kew in London UK, but it had not until then occured to me
that this was also the case for the German Army.

After some searching (I do not know where) My friend found and sent me
the information about my great uncle's regiment. I received scanned
copies of the pages >from the diary which told me about what the
regiment was doing at the time Josef was killed, as well as a few days
either side. The pages, which are written in old German Printing are
closely printed and are hard to read but describe very graphically the
situation the regiment was in at that time. I have scans of 15
printed pages >from the regimental diary of the regiment that I now
know was called the 40er hohenzollernfuesiliere M.Gladbach und Rastatt
(Baden).

I do NOT know how to find out where to get such copies from, but if it
helps others, the cover page of the item is called "Erinerungsblatter
deutscher Regimenter" and was published in Oldenburg Berlin in 1930.
The Printer was Wilhelm Kirchberg gmbh >from Furtwangen in Baden.

Maybe someone reading this will know where these can be found and this
may be of use to others.

Jeanette Rosenberg in London UK email jeanette.r.rosenberg@googlemail.com


German SIG #Germany RE: looking for WWI German army history help #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

I've seen the postings so far, and maybe I can take this discussion in
a slightly different and hopefully a helpful direction.

My great uncde Josef WIMPFHEIMER who died in September 1917 fought in
the 2. 2. FUES. [FUS. with umlaut] R. 40 R. 40 regiment, according to the
online version of the book about Jewish Soldiers who perished in WW1.
The website for the online version of this book is available online at

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/Verlustlisten/rjf_wk1.htm

I know little about military matters, and thought that finding this
much information was as much as I would be able to find, but was
proved wrong when mentioned this fact to someone who knows much more
about such matters and who is not involved in genealogy. He told me
that each regiment of the German army kept war diaries and records. I
knew this was the case for the British Army, since these diaries are
available to consult for reference purposes only at the UK National
Archives at Kew in London UK, but it had not until then occured to me
that this was also the case for the German Army.

After some searching (I do not know where) My friend found and sent me
the information about my great uncle's regiment. I received scanned
copies of the pages >from the diary which told me about what the
regiment was doing at the time Josef was killed, as well as a few days
either side. The pages, which are written in old German Printing are
closely printed and are hard to read but describe very graphically the
situation the regiment was in at that time. I have scans of 15
printed pages >from the regimental diary of the regiment that I now
know was called the 40er hohenzollernfuesiliere M.Gladbach und Rastatt
(Baden).

I do NOT know how to find out where to get such copies from, but if it
helps others, the cover page of the item is called "Erinerungsblatter
deutscher Regimenter" and was published in Oldenburg Berlin in 1930.
The Printer was Wilhelm Kirchberg gmbh >from Furtwangen in Baden.

Maybe someone reading this will know where these can be found and this
may be of use to others.

Jeanette Rosenberg in London UK email jeanette.r.rosenberg@googlemail.com


families STEGER and MOSHEIM #germany

Claudine GODCHAUX <claudine.godchaux@...>
 

Good morning,
I don't speak German so I use English language and I hope that you would
anderstand my schoolard English.

I do my bacground and some cousins lived in Francfurt am Main in the 19 and
20 centuraries. Their names were GODCHAUX Juliette spouse OPLIN Adolphe
Ludwig. They had a girl called Rose Marie Elise OPLIN, she married to Robert
Hermann STEGER.
- Juliette GODCHAUX born in 1847 in Luxembourg and Died in 1926
- Adolphe Ludwig OPLIN born in 1833 in Francfurt am Main and died in 1892
- Rose Marie Elise OPLIN born in 1877
- Robert Hermann STEGER, he was her hunsband and he was a founder of the
assurance UNION SUISSE.
In 1926 the family lived in Blittersdorfplatz 31.
Other cousins lived in Franfurt am Main in the same time, they were the
family MOSHEIM. Carl MOSHEIM was docteur in Francfurt am Main.

Could you, please, help me to have more information about my family ? All
these personn were my cousins

I hope that you could help me. Thank you very much. Best regards

Claudine Godchaux in France claudine.godchaux@orange.fr


German SIG #Germany families STEGER and MOSHEIM #germany

Claudine GODCHAUX <claudine.godchaux@...>
 

Good morning,
I don't speak German so I use English language and I hope that you would
anderstand my schoolard English.

I do my bacground and some cousins lived in Francfurt am Main in the 19 and
20 centuraries. Their names were GODCHAUX Juliette spouse OPLIN Adolphe
Ludwig. They had a girl called Rose Marie Elise OPLIN, she married to Robert
Hermann STEGER.
- Juliette GODCHAUX born in 1847 in Luxembourg and Died in 1926
- Adolphe Ludwig OPLIN born in 1833 in Francfurt am Main and died in 1892
- Rose Marie Elise OPLIN born in 1877
- Robert Hermann STEGER, he was her hunsband and he was a founder of the
assurance UNION SUISSE.
In 1926 the family lived in Blittersdorfplatz 31.
Other cousins lived in Franfurt am Main in the same time, they were the
family MOSHEIM. Carl MOSHEIM was docteur in Francfurt am Main.

Could you, please, help me to have more information about my family ? All
these personn were my cousins

I hope that you could help me. Thank you very much. Best regards

Claudine Godchaux in France claudine.godchaux@orange.fr


Re: WW1 German Jewish soldiers. #germany

אלי סמסון <samsonf@...>
 

Dear Gersigers. My late father joined the German army as volunteer, was
severely wounded and his leg was amputated below the knee. Later he married,
me and my brother were born and he lived a good life till 1933 in Germany
and since than in Palestine/Israel. He never spoke about his days in the
army and I did not know when and where he fought and how he was wounded.
Long after his dead I started to be interested in his military experience
and after long trials I got very detailed information about him >from the

Krankenbuchlager Berlin Wattstrasse 11-13 13355 Berlin

That was 10 years ago, it is worth to try there.

Eli Samson Herzliya, Israel samsonf@zahav.net.il


German SIG #Germany Re: WW1 German Jewish soldiers. #germany

אלי סמסון <samsonf@...>
 

Dear Gersigers. My late father joined the German army as volunteer, was
severely wounded and his leg was amputated below the knee. Later he married,
me and my brother were born and he lived a good life till 1933 in Germany
and since than in Palestine/Israel. He never spoke about his days in the
army and I did not know when and where he fought and how he was wounded.
Long after his dead I started to be interested in his military experience
and after long trials I got very detailed information about him >from the

Krankenbuchlager Berlin Wattstrasse 11-13 13355 Berlin

That was 10 years ago, it is worth to try there.

Eli Samson Herzliya, Israel samsonf@zahav.net.il


Re: looking for WWI German army history help #germany

Judith Diamond
 

My father, born Feb 1899, told me he served during the war as an 18
year old medical orderly in the Austro-Hungarian army before going to
medical school. I believe this would have been >from some time after
March 1917, as I have a copy of a 'Zeugnis der Unbescholtenheit'
issued on 8 March 1917 by his school , Mommsen-Gymansium, saying he
'wird behufs Meldung zum einjahrig-freiwilligen Militardienst hiermit
amtlich bescheinigt, dass er wahrend seines Aufenhaltes auf dem
Mommsen-Gymansium von Ostern 1912 bis heute gut gefuhrt hat'.
Is there any way I can confirm his military service and find out more?
He was born in Berlin, but his father, born Kolomea, still had
Austro-Hungarian nationality.

Judith Diamond, London, UK jrd@bjdiamond.plus.com


German SIG #Germany Re: looking for WWI German army history help #germany

Judith Diamond
 

My father, born Feb 1899, told me he served during the war as an 18
year old medical orderly in the Austro-Hungarian army before going to
medical school. I believe this would have been >from some time after
March 1917, as I have a copy of a 'Zeugnis der Unbescholtenheit'
issued on 8 March 1917 by his school , Mommsen-Gymansium, saying he
'wird behufs Meldung zum einjahrig-freiwilligen Militardienst hiermit
amtlich bescheinigt, dass er wahrend seines Aufenhaltes auf dem
Mommsen-Gymansium von Ostern 1912 bis heute gut gefuhrt hat'.
Is there any way I can confirm his military service and find out more?
He was born in Berlin, but his father, born Kolomea, still had
Austro-Hungarian nationality.

Judith Diamond, London, UK jrd@bjdiamond.plus.com