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ViewMate translation request - headstones #romania

Michael Stock
 

I have posted two images of headstones. I am requesting translation of
the Hebrew inscriptions on both. Most important would be the Hebrew
name of the deceased and the name of any parent inscribed with it.
Thank you.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D33324

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D33325

Michael Stock


Romania SIG #Romania ViewMate translation request - headstones #romania

Michael Stock
 

I have posted two images of headstones. I am requesting translation of
the Hebrew inscriptions on both. Most important would be the Hebrew
name of the deceased and the name of any parent inscribed with it.
Thank you.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D33324

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D33325

Michael Stock


Re: Passenger List #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

You can use One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse to access passenger lists
up til 1957.

View on www.stevenmorse.org

Sally Bruckheiner

From: "Lenard, Andrew" <lenard@indiana.edu>
Can anyone of you suggest to me how I might be able to access particular
passeger lists? I am particularly interested about the last
few Naples (Italy) to United States transatlantic sails just before the
coming of World War II in 1939?
MODERATOR NOTE: The Gold Form on the Steve Morse website is most helpful for
this purpose. It is also helpful to readers if one includes the relevant
portion of the message to which one is responding in one's post.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Passenger List #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

You can use One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse to access passenger lists
up til 1957.

View on www.stevenmorse.org

Sally Bruckheiner

From: "Lenard, Andrew" <lenard@indiana.edu>
Can anyone of you suggest to me how I might be able to access particular
passeger lists? I am particularly interested about the last
few Naples (Italy) to United States transatlantic sails just before the
coming of World War II in 1939?
MODERATOR NOTE: The Gold Form on the Steve Morse website is most helpful for
this purpose. It is also helpful to readers if one includes the relevant
portion of the message to which one is responding in one's post.


Barchfeld an der Werra (Wartburgkreis) Thueringen #germany

jplowens@...
 

My father's sister, Betty Loewenstein married Max WOLF >from Barchfeld.
I've been helping my WOLF cousins with their family history.

Recently, with the help of Rosanne Leeson and of Alfred Kuhen,
a distant relative of my < Barchfeld WOLF cousins, I've received a great
deal of information about the Jewish community in Barchfeld.

Barchfeld on the River Werra in Wartburgkreis is 137 km northeast of
Frankfurt a/M at 50:48 N 08:41 E. According to the JewishGen
Gazetteer, the town was in Hessen-Nassau, Preussen in 1900 and 1930.
Today it is in the German Land Thueringen.
The Jewish population was 237 in 1861 and 65 in 1932.

Alemannia Judaica (A.J) has collected considerable information about
Jewish life in Barchfeld. http://tinyurl.com/n8wk3wc
http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/barchfeld_synagoge.htm#Erinnerungsarbeit vor Ort

Resources cited in the A.J. bibliography include a locally published
history of the Jewish community. I use the web page translator
included in the Google Toolbar to read German language content at the
Alemannia Judaica website.

A news article quoted on the A.J. Barchfeld page describes the
September, 2013, installation of Stolpersteine there in which another
WOLF descendant, Danny Aharon >from Israel participated.
http://tinyurl.com/ley59d3 (In German)
http://www.insuedthueringen.de/lokal/bad_salzungen/fwstzslzlokal/Das-Ende-einer-langen-Reise;art83434,2858381

When Alfred Kuhen in Palo Alto, California, found this article at
A.J., he contacted Mr. Aharon. Through Mr. Aharon and others, he began
an Email exchange with my WOLF cousins and also the Barchfeld
historian Klaus Schmidt.

In the 6 months since the article was published, Kuhen, Aharon and
Herr Schmidt have extracted and copied vital records for many WOLF
cousins and produced WOLF - Barchfeld family tree showing the
relationships between those cousins and my cousins. Their work was
aided by GerSIG and French SIG member Leeson and by research from
another WOLF - Barchfeld descendant, Martha Lev-Zion. Their common
ancestors were Loeb Anschel WOLF, Viehaendler, b. December 8, 1754
and his wife Judel Samuel.

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC - presently visiting near Palo Alto,
California JPL25@Cornell.edu


German SIG #Germany Barchfeld an der Werra (Wartburgkreis) Thueringen #germany

jplowens@...
 

My father's sister, Betty Loewenstein married Max WOLF >from Barchfeld.
I've been helping my WOLF cousins with their family history.

Recently, with the help of Rosanne Leeson and of Alfred Kuhen,
a distant relative of my < Barchfeld WOLF cousins, I've received a great
deal of information about the Jewish community in Barchfeld.

Barchfeld on the River Werra in Wartburgkreis is 137 km northeast of
Frankfurt a/M at 50:48 N 08:41 E. According to the JewishGen
Gazetteer, the town was in Hessen-Nassau, Preussen in 1900 and 1930.
Today it is in the German Land Thueringen.
The Jewish population was 237 in 1861 and 65 in 1932.

Alemannia Judaica (A.J) has collected considerable information about
Jewish life in Barchfeld. http://tinyurl.com/n8wk3wc
http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/barchfeld_synagoge.htm#Erinnerungsarbeit vor Ort

Resources cited in the A.J. bibliography include a locally published
history of the Jewish community. I use the web page translator
included in the Google Toolbar to read German language content at the
Alemannia Judaica website.

A news article quoted on the A.J. Barchfeld page describes the
September, 2013, installation of Stolpersteine there in which another
WOLF descendant, Danny Aharon >from Israel participated.
http://tinyurl.com/ley59d3 (In German)
http://www.insuedthueringen.de/lokal/bad_salzungen/fwstzslzlokal/Das-Ende-einer-langen-Reise;art83434,2858381

When Alfred Kuhen in Palo Alto, California, found this article at
A.J., he contacted Mr. Aharon. Through Mr. Aharon and others, he began
an Email exchange with my WOLF cousins and also the Barchfeld
historian Klaus Schmidt.

In the 6 months since the article was published, Kuhen, Aharon and
Herr Schmidt have extracted and copied vital records for many WOLF
cousins and produced WOLF - Barchfeld family tree showing the
relationships between those cousins and my cousins. Their work was
aided by GerSIG and French SIG member Leeson and by research from
another WOLF - Barchfeld descendant, Martha Lev-Zion. Their common
ancestors were Loeb Anschel WOLF, Viehaendler, b. December 8, 1754
and his wife Judel Samuel.

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC - presently visiting near Palo Alto,
California JPL25@Cornell.edu


Re: German first name question #germany

David & Diana Laufer
 

Roger,
You wrote:
Resele: that's >from Rose, so Rosa, Rosalie, etc. The Hebrew-letters part
of the gravestone might say Reizl (with a zayin) or something similar.

I suggest that Resele and Reizl could also be diminutive forms of Therese.

David Laufer, Sydney, Australia dlaufer@tpg.com.a


German SIG #Germany RE: German first name question #germany

David & Diana Laufer
 

Roger,
You wrote:
Resele: that's >from Rose, so Rosa, Rosalie, etc. The Hebrew-letters part
of the gravestone might say Reizl (with a zayin) or something similar.

I suggest that Resele and Reizl could also be diminutive forms of Therese.

David Laufer, Sydney, Australia dlaufer@tpg.com.a


JGS (NY) Meeting April 27 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

JGS (NY) Meeting Sunday, April 27, at 2 PM
at the Bialystoker Synagogue, 7-11 Willet St., New York

JGS members and guests will take a field trip to the Lower East Side for a
private lecture and tour of the historic Bialystoker Synagogue. Founded in
1878, the congregation moved in 1905 to its landmark building on Willet St.,
recently renamed Bialystoker Place.

The synagogue is housed in an 1826 late Federal style building, originally
the home of the Willet St. Methodist Episcopal Church. Among its noteworthy
features is a small break in the wall of the women's gallery that leads to
a ladder in an attic; legend has it that the building was a stop on the
Underground Railroad and that runaway slaves found sanctuary there.

Listed as a NYC landmark in 1966, it is one of only four early-19th century
fieldstone religious buildings surviving >from the late Federal period in
Lower Manhattan. During the Great Depression, a decision was made to beautify
the main sanctuary, to provide a sense of hope and inspiration to the community.

Our guide for this visit will be the synagogue's Rabbi Zvi Romm.
Note: The synagogue is not wheelchair-accessible.

After the synagogue visit, we will proceed to the neighboring Visitor Center
of the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy where we can view photographs,
memorabilia and artifacts of Jewish immigrant life. Michael Pertain, JGS
Executive Council member and the sponsor of the Visitor Center, will
introduce us to the exhibits which illuminate the world of New York's
Jewish immigrants in the early 20th century.

See our website, www.jgsny.org , or the synagogue's website,
www.bialystoker.org , for more information and travel directions.

Free for member; guests $5.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications
New York, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS (NY) Meeting April 27 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

JGS (NY) Meeting Sunday, April 27, at 2 PM
at the Bialystoker Synagogue, 7-11 Willet St., New York

JGS members and guests will take a field trip to the Lower East Side for a
private lecture and tour of the historic Bialystoker Synagogue. Founded in
1878, the congregation moved in 1905 to its landmark building on Willet St.,
recently renamed Bialystoker Place.

The synagogue is housed in an 1826 late Federal style building, originally
the home of the Willet St. Methodist Episcopal Church. Among its noteworthy
features is a small break in the wall of the women's gallery that leads to
a ladder in an attic; legend has it that the building was a stop on the
Underground Railroad and that runaway slaves found sanctuary there.

Listed as a NYC landmark in 1966, it is one of only four early-19th century
fieldstone religious buildings surviving >from the late Federal period in
Lower Manhattan. During the Great Depression, a decision was made to beautify
the main sanctuary, to provide a sense of hope and inspiration to the community.

Our guide for this visit will be the synagogue's Rabbi Zvi Romm.
Note: The synagogue is not wheelchair-accessible.

After the synagogue visit, we will proceed to the neighboring Visitor Center
of the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy where we can view photographs,
memorabilia and artifacts of Jewish immigrant life. Michael Pertain, JGS
Executive Council member and the sponsor of the Visitor Center, will
introduce us to the exhibits which illuminate the world of New York's
Jewish immigrants in the early 20th century.

See our website, www.jgsny.org , or the synagogue's website,
www.bialystoker.org , for more information and travel directions.

Free for member; guests $5.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications
New York, NY


Re: German first name question #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Lin:

You're not the first to have to work back >from information that everyone
could understand when it was written down long ago.

-le or -ele is a diminutive found in southern Germany, Austria, etc. In
northern Germany, -chen would be the equivalent, so Gretchen might be
Gretle (both short for Margarete). Yiddish uses the same diminutive
suffix: bubbele, shtickele, etc.

Resele: that's >from Rose, so Rosa, Rosalie, etc. The Hebrew-letters part
of the gravestone might say Reizl (with a zayin) or something similar.

Manele: possibly Emanuel, but more likely Manasse in Hebrew, Manus or
something like that in German.

Wolf: a very common name, equivalent to Benjamin/Ze'ev (see Genesis 49).
Any of those--possibly two forms--might show up on the gravestone. The
quote marks might refer to the "Onkle" part--perhaps he wasn't
technically an uncle to all who called him that. Note that "Onkle" is a
diminutive of "Onkel", the standard term for "uncle." People named Wolf
were often Wilhelm to the outside world.

Zilli: less obvious, but my first guess would be Caecilie. Both Cs in
that name and the Z in Zilli are pronounced like an English -ts-.

Good luck to you and your friend in Markt Berolzheim!

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG

On 4/21/2014, Lin wrote:
My grandfather, Max LEVI, wrote a list of the relatives buried in the
cemetery in Treuchtlingen. Unfortunately he wrote it in German , and did
not use people's actual names. He wrote things like Uncle Leser and
Tante Zilli, cousin Wolf with no last names. People like "my dear mother
gone to her reward" we know who that is. Almost no one on the list is
written with a last name (even ones I'm sure had last names) So it's a
bit difficult figuring out who some of these people are. He did write
the row and "stone" number, which I assume is the grave number on the
row. A gentleman who lives in the town where my mom, grandfather and his
mother were born, Markt Berolzheim, has graciously offered to go the
Treuchtlingen and try to find some of the headstones. I wish I knew
everyone's real names, the names that would be on the headstones. There
are some names that sound like they might be nicknames, so I wondered if
you could give me some ideas of names he might look for. I have read
some of the gravestones are no longer there, so someone might not be
stone 5 in row 4 anymore.
Here are the ones I need help with:
My ggg grandmother's name was Resele. SCHOENWALTER HERZ. Resele sounds
like a nickname for something. Was it an actual name that might be on a
headstone. What could it be a nickname for.
My ggg grandfather was Manele (HERZ). Is Manele a nickname for Emanuel?
Is Wolf a nickname? He has marks around the name. Onkle Wolf,
Also is Zilli a nickname?


German SIG #Germany Re: German first name question #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Lin:

You're not the first to have to work back >from information that everyone
could understand when it was written down long ago.

-le or -ele is a diminutive found in southern Germany, Austria, etc. In
northern Germany, -chen would be the equivalent, so Gretchen might be
Gretle (both short for Margarete). Yiddish uses the same diminutive
suffix: bubbele, shtickele, etc.

Resele: that's >from Rose, so Rosa, Rosalie, etc. The Hebrew-letters part
of the gravestone might say Reizl (with a zayin) or something similar.

Manele: possibly Emanuel, but more likely Manasse in Hebrew, Manus or
something like that in German.

Wolf: a very common name, equivalent to Benjamin/Ze'ev (see Genesis 49).
Any of those--possibly two forms--might show up on the gravestone. The
quote marks might refer to the "Onkle" part--perhaps he wasn't
technically an uncle to all who called him that. Note that "Onkle" is a
diminutive of "Onkel", the standard term for "uncle." People named Wolf
were often Wilhelm to the outside world.

Zilli: less obvious, but my first guess would be Caecilie. Both Cs in
that name and the Z in Zilli are pronounced like an English -ts-.

Good luck to you and your friend in Markt Berolzheim!

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG

On 4/21/2014, Lin wrote:
My grandfather, Max LEVI, wrote a list of the relatives buried in the
cemetery in Treuchtlingen. Unfortunately he wrote it in German , and did
not use people's actual names. He wrote things like Uncle Leser and
Tante Zilli, cousin Wolf with no last names. People like "my dear mother
gone to her reward" we know who that is. Almost no one on the list is
written with a last name (even ones I'm sure had last names) So it's a
bit difficult figuring out who some of these people are. He did write
the row and "stone" number, which I assume is the grave number on the
row. A gentleman who lives in the town where my mom, grandfather and his
mother were born, Markt Berolzheim, has graciously offered to go the
Treuchtlingen and try to find some of the headstones. I wish I knew
everyone's real names, the names that would be on the headstones. There
are some names that sound like they might be nicknames, so I wondered if
you could give me some ideas of names he might look for. I have read
some of the gravestones are no longer there, so someone might not be
stone 5 in row 4 anymore.
Here are the ones I need help with:
My ggg grandmother's name was Resele. SCHOENWALTER HERZ. Resele sounds
like a nickname for something. Was it an actual name that might be on a
headstone. What could it be a nickname for.
My ggg grandfather was Manele (HERZ). Is Manele a nickname for Emanuel?
Is Wolf a nickname? He has marks around the name. Onkle Wolf,
Also is Zilli a nickname?


I need help finding my dad's family Surname MISZTA #general

snoozebuttons@...
 

I have been looking for my Grandfathers side for over 20 yrs! I found my
dad thru my dreams/visions he was killed in 2001, it was covered up to look
like suicide, only met him 1 time. All I had was my dad's super faded birth
certificate and adoption papers both >from France. I can find other people
easily but just not my relatives!

I don't know if my grandfather was Jewish, but he either died in France or
Germany and I don't know if he was military or not. I have posted on many
boards/forums over the years but too many dead ends.

Over the years someone in France sent me my Grandfathers death certificate
along with pic of my dad in Germany, but the dates don't add up. I don't
know if it's legit or not. I have been told many lies in my search. My
dreams I use to write down and a French research community asked me many
times when did I leave France? They helped me a lot, by putting my dreams
together in a place I have never been to!

I am looking for Richard Georges MISZTA his father was Joseph MISZTA and
his mother was Caroline OKEKSIAK both deceased according to the French
death certificate. Richard Miszta's death certificate is >from Montargis
(Loiret) France - April 13 1956 died at 25, rue Jean Jaures. He was born at
Zawiercie Poland, July 20, 1921. I have a picture of Richard and his wife
Gisele with his 3 kids in 1954 or 1955 in France.

I have heard stories about him being in Poland Army, he changed his name
so he wouldn't get caught being Jewish, he died in Germany and his plane was
shot down, all his relatives perished in the katyn fire.

I don't speak French or Polish, but over the years I have been able to figure
some out! I have searched for MISZTA and MISTA. I have a friend who translated
many letters to many MISZTA's in Poland thru Facebook, but most tell me not to
look at the past and no one can help me they never heard of those names before.

My dad's name was Dominique Philippe MISZTA born in Paris France died in
Corvallis, OR.

Erin (Miszta)Cruz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen I need help finding my dad's family Surname MISZTA #general

snoozebuttons@...
 

I have been looking for my Grandfathers side for over 20 yrs! I found my
dad thru my dreams/visions he was killed in 2001, it was covered up to look
like suicide, only met him 1 time. All I had was my dad's super faded birth
certificate and adoption papers both >from France. I can find other people
easily but just not my relatives!

I don't know if my grandfather was Jewish, but he either died in France or
Germany and I don't know if he was military or not. I have posted on many
boards/forums over the years but too many dead ends.

Over the years someone in France sent me my Grandfathers death certificate
along with pic of my dad in Germany, but the dates don't add up. I don't
know if it's legit or not. I have been told many lies in my search. My
dreams I use to write down and a French research community asked me many
times when did I leave France? They helped me a lot, by putting my dreams
together in a place I have never been to!

I am looking for Richard Georges MISZTA his father was Joseph MISZTA and
his mother was Caroline OKEKSIAK both deceased according to the French
death certificate. Richard Miszta's death certificate is >from Montargis
(Loiret) France - April 13 1956 died at 25, rue Jean Jaures. He was born at
Zawiercie Poland, July 20, 1921. I have a picture of Richard and his wife
Gisele with his 3 kids in 1954 or 1955 in France.

I have heard stories about him being in Poland Army, he changed his name
so he wouldn't get caught being Jewish, he died in Germany and his plane was
shot down, all his relatives perished in the katyn fire.

I don't speak French or Polish, but over the years I have been able to figure
some out! I have searched for MISZTA and MISTA. I have a friend who translated
many letters to many MISZTA's in Poland thru Facebook, but most tell me not to
look at the past and no one can help me they never heard of those names before.

My dad's name was Dominique Philippe MISZTA born in Paris France died in
Corvallis, OR.

Erin (Miszta)Cruz


Re: Family Names / Tombstone pictures #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Try FindAGrave.com - if there's no page there for the person but you
have info that they're buried there, simply start a page for them
(you'll need to become a [free] member), and "request a photo". These
requests are very spotty though - sometimes they come through, sometimes
not - the good thing is that your request **stays there**, and if years >from
now someone takes a picture, you get notified. (Of course, you want
these quickly, and this won't solve that - but...my advice is still
good: making a page on FaG is always a good thing to do when you find
out where someone is buried. Even if you don't have a lot to put there.)

....Is it possible that anyone that lives in the area and has the time, can
you take a trip to the cemeteries and take pictures of their tombstones for
me....
Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA
researching SHEKHTER and TELISHEVSKY in Homel/Mohilyov region of
Belarus, and Ekaterinoslav


Gloria golden #ukraine

bgdr529@...
 

I need a local researcher in Poltava, Dnipropretrovsk . . . One living
in the areas. I can' pay fees for traveling and hotels.

Thanks.
Gloria Golden
Bgdr529@aol.com

Moderator Comment: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Family Names / Tombstone pictures #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Try FindAGrave.com - if there's no page there for the person but you
have info that they're buried there, simply start a page for them
(you'll need to become a [free] member), and "request a photo". These
requests are very spotty though - sometimes they come through, sometimes
not - the good thing is that your request **stays there**, and if years >from
now someone takes a picture, you get notified. (Of course, you want
these quickly, and this won't solve that - but...my advice is still
good: making a page on FaG is always a good thing to do when you find
out where someone is buried. Even if you don't have a lot to put there.)

....Is it possible that anyone that lives in the area and has the time, can
you take a trip to the cemeteries and take pictures of their tombstones for
me....
Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA
researching SHEKHTER and TELISHEVSKY in Homel/Mohilyov region of
Belarus, and Ekaterinoslav


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Gloria golden #ukraine

bgdr529@...
 

I need a local researcher in Poltava, Dnipropretrovsk . . . One living
in the areas. I can' pay fees for traveling and hotels.

Thanks.
Gloria Golden
Bgdr529@aol.com

Moderator Comment: Please respond privately


Passenger List #general

lenard
 

Can anyone of you suggest to me how I might be able to access particular
passeger lists? I am particularly interested about the last
few Naples (Italy) to United States transatlantic sails just before the
coming of World War II in 1939?

You may reply privately, and I will be grateful.

Andrew Lenard, >from Bloomington, Indiana.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Passenger List #general

lenard
 

Can anyone of you suggest to me how I might be able to access particular
passeger lists? I am particularly interested about the last
few Naples (Italy) to United States transatlantic sails just before the
coming of World War II in 1939?

You may reply privately, and I will be grateful.

Andrew Lenard, >from Bloomington, Indiana.

112901 - 112920 of 658037