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Issue 126 f Genealo-J #france

Georges Graner
 

Issue 126 of Genealo-J, the Journal of the French Jewish genealogical
Society (CGJ) has just been published.

The cover of this issue shows the portrait of Tobias Koen (1763-1849).
He was the podiatrist of Emperor Napoleon and of Empress Josephine and
after the fall of Napoleon, the podiatrist of King Charles X. Bernard
Lyon-Caen knew he had a vague relationship with this man but he was
surprised to discover he actually was his own ancestor. He found that
Koen’s birthplace was one of the several cities called Muhlhausen in
Germany, specifically the one at 20 km >from Bamberg, in Bavaria.
Lyon-Caen visited Muhlhausen and found the tomb of Tobias Moses and
Ribika, Koen’s parents. During his long life Koen lived through the
reigns of five kings, one emperor and two republics. It should be noted
that Koen was the only Jew among the 38 members of Napoleon’s medical
staff. Tobias had six children and more than 600 descendents of which
Lyon-Caen gives an extensive list. Let’s finish by a small amusing
detail. Tobias Koen had for a while his Parisian office at 27 rue de
l’Échiquier, within a few meters of the place where our society moved
two months ago, at number 16 of the same street.
Anne-Marie Fribourg was interested in the Laufer family and especially
in Madeleine Laufer (1808-1865) and her illegitimate children. They were
born in Foussemagne, Morvillars and Ensisheim, all situated in Alsace.

Between 1846 and 1947 about 250 foreigners of Jewish origin who had
immigrated to Barcelona (Spain) or were born there decided to convert to
Catholicism. Martine Berthelot-Puig-Moreno analyzed their cases through
the archives of Barcelona diocese. Ten percent of these persons
converted between 1931 and 1936, none during the Spanish Civil war
(1936-1939) and 66% between 1939 and 1947, when the government of Franco
was a friend of the Nazis and when it was dangerous to appear as a Jew.
The author shows how the foreign family names were wrongly transcribed
and how the given names were hispanized or were accompanied by Spanish
names. After World War II, a certain number of these people went back to
Judaism. But several of them did not go back to Judaism but,
nevertheless, were buried in the Jewish cemetery.

Eliane Roos Schuhl, who is our specialist of Hebrew palaeography, spent
twenty years to find the mohelbuch of Dambach, Alsace (1669-1727). This
register of circumcisions was written by David Levy, born in 1646, and
is pasted in the pages on an old ritual book (a mahzor) printed in
Venice in 1568. Eliane has deciphered all details of this manuscript
including several anecdotes written in the judeo-alsatian dialect. She
gives a detailed analysis of the 293 circumcisions of boys belonging to
a dozen of different communities.

The French Cour Constitutionnelle is roughly the equivalent of the U.S.
Supreme Court but its members are appointed for a nine-year term only.
Recently, on March 8, 2016, the president of this Court, Jean-Louis
Debre transmitted his responsibility to his successor Laurent Fabius.
These two presidents knew that both had Jewish ancestors but they did
not know they were cousins. To proof this was a child game for our
members. They proved that Debre and Fabius had four different common
ancestors : Akiba Elie Trenel (~1710-1774), Salomon Israel Zay
(~1540-1627), Mardochee Halphen (~1555-1631) and Isaac Hesse (~1660 -
<1715). The three former lived and died in Metz, the last one in
Puttelange (Moselle). Within the Trenel branch, Debre is Fabius’ fifth
cousin, once removed. Within the Hesse branch, Debre is Fabius’ eighth
cousin, once removed.

Georges Graner
www.genealoj.org


French SIG #France Issue 126 f Genealo-J #france

Georges Graner
 

Issue 126 of Genealo-J, the Journal of the French Jewish genealogical
Society (CGJ) has just been published.

The cover of this issue shows the portrait of Tobias Koen (1763-1849).
He was the podiatrist of Emperor Napoleon and of Empress Josephine and
after the fall of Napoleon, the podiatrist of King Charles X. Bernard
Lyon-Caen knew he had a vague relationship with this man but he was
surprised to discover he actually was his own ancestor. He found that
Koen’s birthplace was one of the several cities called Muhlhausen in
Germany, specifically the one at 20 km >from Bamberg, in Bavaria.
Lyon-Caen visited Muhlhausen and found the tomb of Tobias Moses and
Ribika, Koen’s parents. During his long life Koen lived through the
reigns of five kings, one emperor and two republics. It should be noted
that Koen was the only Jew among the 38 members of Napoleon’s medical
staff. Tobias had six children and more than 600 descendents of which
Lyon-Caen gives an extensive list. Let’s finish by a small amusing
detail. Tobias Koen had for a while his Parisian office at 27 rue de
l’Échiquier, within a few meters of the place where our society moved
two months ago, at number 16 of the same street.
Anne-Marie Fribourg was interested in the Laufer family and especially
in Madeleine Laufer (1808-1865) and her illegitimate children. They were
born in Foussemagne, Morvillars and Ensisheim, all situated in Alsace.

Between 1846 and 1947 about 250 foreigners of Jewish origin who had
immigrated to Barcelona (Spain) or were born there decided to convert to
Catholicism. Martine Berthelot-Puig-Moreno analyzed their cases through
the archives of Barcelona diocese. Ten percent of these persons
converted between 1931 and 1936, none during the Spanish Civil war
(1936-1939) and 66% between 1939 and 1947, when the government of Franco
was a friend of the Nazis and when it was dangerous to appear as a Jew.
The author shows how the foreign family names were wrongly transcribed
and how the given names were hispanized or were accompanied by Spanish
names. After World War II, a certain number of these people went back to
Judaism. But several of them did not go back to Judaism but,
nevertheless, were buried in the Jewish cemetery.

Eliane Roos Schuhl, who is our specialist of Hebrew palaeography, spent
twenty years to find the mohelbuch of Dambach, Alsace (1669-1727). This
register of circumcisions was written by David Levy, born in 1646, and
is pasted in the pages on an old ritual book (a mahzor) printed in
Venice in 1568. Eliane has deciphered all details of this manuscript
including several anecdotes written in the judeo-alsatian dialect. She
gives a detailed analysis of the 293 circumcisions of boys belonging to
a dozen of different communities.

The French Cour Constitutionnelle is roughly the equivalent of the U.S.
Supreme Court but its members are appointed for a nine-year term only.
Recently, on March 8, 2016, the president of this Court, Jean-Louis
Debre transmitted his responsibility to his successor Laurent Fabius.
These two presidents knew that both had Jewish ancestors but they did
not know they were cousins. To proof this was a child game for our
members. They proved that Debre and Fabius had four different common
ancestors : Akiba Elie Trenel (~1710-1774), Salomon Israel Zay
(~1540-1627), Mardochee Halphen (~1555-1631) and Isaac Hesse (~1660 -
<1715). The three former lived and died in Metz, the last one in
Puttelange (Moselle). Within the Trenel branch, Debre is Fabius’ fifth
cousin, once removed. Within the Hesse branch, Debre is Fabius’ eighth
cousin, once removed.

Georges Graner
www.genealoj.org


Gestapo prison Fort d'Hauteville near Dijon, France - SITE CITE #germany

Rod Miller <rpm@...>
 

Dear Gersigers,=20

I was in the departement of Cote d=E2=80=99OR archives in Dijon last
week researching political prisoners >from the German occupied Channel
Islands who were incarcerated in Fort d=E2=80=99Hauteville for the Frank
Falla Archive. The Dijon archives have the complete prisoner listings
with previous residence, court that prosecuted them, date in, date out,
and place of next incarceration.

A number of Channel Island survivors wrote in 1960s testimonials that
the prison was "full" of Jewish people who had been arrested
attempting to cross illegally >from Nazi-occupied France into the"
free zone" of Vichy France.

I had very little time in the archives and had to focus on the project I
am working on, but happened to notice a couple of prisoners with German
names and places of birth and next transports to Drancy Transit camp, so
I noted them down. Upon arriving back home, I looked them up, and in
both cases they were imprisoned ca. 6 months in Hauteville, then sent
for a week to Drancy before being deported to their deaths in Auschwitz.

There were hundreds, if not several thousand, of Jewish people
incarcerated in Hauteville prior to deportation and the topic remains
completely unresearched, to my knowledge. Certainly nothing has been
published about it and none of the memoirals -French or German at least
- have added Hauteville as a place of imprisonment to the records of
the people that were there.

Nor is there any memorial whatsoever at the prison itself, which would
make a wonderful museum someday if funding could be found.

If anybody is looking for a research topic, I would highly recommend
this. It is very well documented and the documents are easily available
in a very friendly archive. If anyone is interested I can give you the
information for the archive numbers of the documents and get you in
contact with the archives.

I was allowed into the prison (it is on a closed military installation)
and took some photographs that you can view at:
https://goo.gl/photos/Z7ZnCgvv1RjFsQPA7

Regards, Roderick Miller Berlin, Germany rpm@...


German SIG #Germany Gestapo prison Fort d'Hauteville near Dijon, France - SITE CITE #germany

Rod Miller <rpm@...>
 

Dear Gersigers,=20

I was in the departement of Cote d=E2=80=99OR archives in Dijon last
week researching political prisoners >from the German occupied Channel
Islands who were incarcerated in Fort d=E2=80=99Hauteville for the Frank
Falla Archive. The Dijon archives have the complete prisoner listings
with previous residence, court that prosecuted them, date in, date out,
and place of next incarceration.

A number of Channel Island survivors wrote in 1960s testimonials that
the prison was "full" of Jewish people who had been arrested
attempting to cross illegally >from Nazi-occupied France into the"
free zone" of Vichy France.

I had very little time in the archives and had to focus on the project I
am working on, but happened to notice a couple of prisoners with German
names and places of birth and next transports to Drancy Transit camp, so
I noted them down. Upon arriving back home, I looked them up, and in
both cases they were imprisoned ca. 6 months in Hauteville, then sent
for a week to Drancy before being deported to their deaths in Auschwitz.

There were hundreds, if not several thousand, of Jewish people
incarcerated in Hauteville prior to deportation and the topic remains
completely unresearched, to my knowledge. Certainly nothing has been
published about it and none of the memoirals -French or German at least
- have added Hauteville as a place of imprisonment to the records of
the people that were there.

Nor is there any memorial whatsoever at the prison itself, which would
make a wonderful museum someday if funding could be found.

If anybody is looking for a research topic, I would highly recommend
this. It is very well documented and the documents are easily available
in a very friendly archive. If anyone is interested I can give you the
information for the archive numbers of the documents and get you in
contact with the archives.

I was allowed into the prison (it is on a closed military installation)
and took some photographs that you can view at:
https://goo.gl/photos/Z7ZnCgvv1RjFsQPA7

Regards, Roderick Miller Berlin, Germany rpm@...


Re: Could Ernst be a Girl's name? #germany

Vivi <vivisilco@...>
 

Could Ernst be a Girl's name?

Perhaps a short of Ernestine? According to
http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/ernestine
Ernestine is a Germany baby name, meaning serious, determined.

Vivian Cohen vivisilco@...


German SIG #Germany RE: Could Ernst be a Girl's name? #germany

Vivi <vivisilco@...>
 

Could Ernst be a Girl's name?

Perhaps a short of Ernestine? According to
http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/ernestine
Ernestine is a Germany baby name, meaning serious, determined.

Vivian Cohen vivisilco@...


Re: A woman called "Ernst" #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

the girl could be named "Ernestine" but the abbrev. is then "Ernst". We
have in our families a lady with the name "Johanna". But the family always
talked "Hans, or Tante Hans - (Aunt Hans)"

hansmartin Unger, St. Gallen, Switzerland


German SIG #Germany Re: A woman called "Ernst" #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

the girl could be named "Ernestine" but the abbrev. is then "Ernst". We
have in our families a lady with the name "Johanna". But the family always
talked "Hans, or Tante Hans - (Aunt Hans)"

hansmartin Unger, St. Gallen, Switzerland


Re: Could Ernst be a Girl's name? #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

Could it not just be an abbreviated "Ernest" for Ernestine?

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany

Ronald Wallace @ronaldw6 asked:

I recently found a photograph of my Great Grandparents together with their
six children. The picture was taken about 1892 in Berlin.
I have everyone's birth dates confirmed both by Birth Certificates and
entries in our Family Bible.
However the ages of the youngest 3 children make no sense unless one of them
named Ernst is in fact a girl.
Does anyone have any knowledge of whether Girls in the late 1800's
(1870-1880) might have been called Ernst. This is the only way that the
picture would make any sense.


German SIG #Germany Re: Could Ernst be a Girl's name? #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

Could it not just be an abbreviated "Ernest" for Ernestine?

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany

Ronald Wallace @ronaldw6 asked:

I recently found a photograph of my Great Grandparents together with their
six children. The picture was taken about 1892 in Berlin.
I have everyone's birth dates confirmed both by Birth Certificates and
entries in our Family Bible.
However the ages of the youngest 3 children make no sense unless one of them
named Ernst is in fact a girl.
Does anyone have any knowledge of whether Girls in the late 1800's
(1870-1880) might have been called Ernst. This is the only way that the
picture would make any sense.


ViewMate Request for Cyrillic Russian of Death Record for Szolim Perla #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I've posted a death record #143 1887, Lomza, Poland for Szolim Perla, son
of Izrael Wigdor Perla in Cyrillic Russian for which I need a full
translation. I am most interested in both parents names, age, and if given
cause of death and any survivors. It is on ViewMate at the following
address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM48029

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA , USA

Searching:
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Request for Cyrillic Russian of Death Record for Szolim Perla #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I've posted a death record #143 1887, Lomza, Poland for Szolim Perla, son
of Izrael Wigdor Perla in Cyrillic Russian for which I need a full
translation. I am most interested in both parents names, age, and if given
cause of death and any survivors. It is on ViewMate at the following
address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM48029

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA , USA

Searching:
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes


Viewmate Polish Death Record Translation - Cyrillic or Russian #general

Judy Brodkey
 

I would appreciate your help in translating a death record >from Leczna in
Poland. Based on what others have told me, it may be Cyrillic or some form
of Russian.

The image is on Viewmate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM48030

Please respond via ViewMate.

Thank you very much.

Judy Brodkey
Portland, Oregon
labyrinthjourney@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Polish Death Record Translation - Cyrillic or Russian #general

Judy Brodkey
 

I would appreciate your help in translating a death record >from Leczna in
Poland. Based on what others have told me, it may be Cyrillic or some form
of Russian.

The image is on Viewmate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM48030

Please respond via ViewMate.

Thank you very much.

Judy Brodkey
Portland, Oregon
labyrinthjourney@...


Re: Photo request for two headstones, Har Jehuda Cemetery, Philadelphia area #general

Joe Lewis
 

Hi Genners,

Jeremy Frankel posted a request for a photograph of headstones in Har
Jehuda Cemetery, per the post below on June 17.

I also have a request for a photograph of a headstone at the same
cemetery, so if anyone is able to go there, it would be great to get
two requests at once.

Please contact me off list if you are able to get there.

Thank you,

Joe Lewis
Sherman Oaks, California, USA

Searching for:
LEWINSKY/LEWISKY, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine
KRICHEVSKY, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine
WOLINSKY, Zolotonosha, Ukraine
SCHARNOWSKY/SCHARNOVSKY, Belilovka, Russia
RUBCHINSKY, Belilovka, Russia

<< Dear Genners,

I have a request for two headstone photographs in the Har Jehuda Cemetery
in the Upper Darby/Havertown area of Philadelphia. I have the exact
burial locations.
...
Jeremy G Frankel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Photo request for two headstones, Har Jehuda Cemetery, Philadelphia area #general

Joe Lewis
 

Hi Genners,

Jeremy Frankel posted a request for a photograph of headstones in Har
Jehuda Cemetery, per the post below on June 17.

I also have a request for a photograph of a headstone at the same
cemetery, so if anyone is able to go there, it would be great to get
two requests at once.

Please contact me off list if you are able to get there.

Thank you,

Joe Lewis
Sherman Oaks, California, USA

Searching for:
LEWINSKY/LEWISKY, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine
KRICHEVSKY, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine
WOLINSKY, Zolotonosha, Ukraine
SCHARNOWSKY/SCHARNOVSKY, Belilovka, Russia
RUBCHINSKY, Belilovka, Russia

<< Dear Genners,

I have a request for two headstone photographs in the Har Jehuda Cemetery
in the Upper Darby/Havertown area of Philadelphia. I have the exact
burial locations.
...
Jeremy G Frankel


Issue 126 of Genealo-J #sephardic

Georges Graner
 

Issue 126 of Genealo-J, the Journal of the French Jewish genealogical
Society (CGJ) has just been published.
The cover of this issue shows the portrait of Tobias Koen (1763-1849).
He was the podiatrist of Emperor Napoleon and of Empress Josephine and
after the fall of Napoleon, the podiatrist of King Charles X. Bernard
Lyon-Caen knew he had a vague relationship with this man but he was
surprised to discover he actually was his own ancestor. He found that
Koen's birthplace was one of the several cities called Muhlhausen in
Germany, specifically the one at 20 km >from Bamberg, in Bavaria.
Lyon-Caen visited Muhlhausen and found the tomb of Tobias Moses and
Ribika, Koen's parents. During his long life Koen lived through the
reigns of five kings, one emperor and two republics. It should be noted
that Koen was the only Jew among the 38 members of Napoleon's medical
staff. Tobias had six children and more than 600 descendents of which
Lyon-Caen gives an extensive list. Let's finish by a small amusing
detail. Tobias Koen had for a while his Parisian office at 27 rue de
l'Echiquier, within a few meters of the place where our society moved
two months ago, at number 16 of the same street.
Anne-Marie Fribourg was interested in the Laufer family and especially
in Madeleine Laufer (1808-1865) and her illegitimate children. They were
born in Foussemagne, Morvillars and Ensisheim, all situated in Alsace.

Between 1846 and 1947 about 250 foreigners of Jewish origin who had
immigrated to Barcelona (Spain) or were born there decided to convert to
Catholicism. Martine Berthelot-Puig-Moreno analyzed their cases through
the archives of Barcelona diocese. Ten percent of these persons
converted between 1931 and 1936, none during the Spanish Civil war
(1936-1939) and 66% between 1939 and 1947, when the government of Franco
was a friend of the Nazis and when it was dangerous to appear as a Jew.
The author shows how the foreign family names were wrongly transcribed
and how the given names were hispanized or were accompanied by Spanish
names. After World War II, a certain number of these people went back to
Judaism. But several of them did not go back to Judaism but,
nevertheless, were buried in the Jewish cemetery.

Eliane Roos Schuhl, who is our specialist of Hebrew palaeography, spent
twenty years to find the mohelbuch of Dambach, Alsace (1669-1727). This
register of circumcisions was written by David Levy, born in 1646, and
is pasted in the pages on an old ritual book (a mahzor) printed in
Venice in 1568. Eliane has deciphered all details of this manuscript
including several anecdotes written in the judeo-alsatian dialect. She
gives a detailed analysis of the 293 circumcisions of boys belonging to
a dozen of different communities.

The French Cour Constitutionnelle is roughly the equivalent of the U.S.
Supreme Court but its members are appointed for a nine-year term only.
Recently, on March 8, 2016, the president of this Court, Jean-Louis
Debre transmitted his responsibility to his successor Laurent Fabius.
These two presidents knew that both had Jewish ancestors but they did
not know they were cousins. To proof this was a child game for our
members. They proved that Debre and Fabius had four different common
ancestors : Akiba Elie Trenel (~1710-1774), Salomon Israel Zay
(~1540-1627), Mardochee Halphen (~1555-1631) and Isaac Hesse (~1660 -
<1715). The three former lived and died in Metz, the last one in
Puttelange (Moselle). Within the Trenel branch, Debre is Fabius' fifth
cousin, once removed. Within the Hesse branch, Debre is Fabius' eighth
cousin, once removed.

Georges Graner
www.genealoj.org


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Issue 126 of Genealo-J #sephardic

Georges Graner
 

Issue 126 of Genealo-J, the Journal of the French Jewish genealogical
Society (CGJ) has just been published.
The cover of this issue shows the portrait of Tobias Koen (1763-1849).
He was the podiatrist of Emperor Napoleon and of Empress Josephine and
after the fall of Napoleon, the podiatrist of King Charles X. Bernard
Lyon-Caen knew he had a vague relationship with this man but he was
surprised to discover he actually was his own ancestor. He found that
Koen's birthplace was one of the several cities called Muhlhausen in
Germany, specifically the one at 20 km >from Bamberg, in Bavaria.
Lyon-Caen visited Muhlhausen and found the tomb of Tobias Moses and
Ribika, Koen's parents. During his long life Koen lived through the
reigns of five kings, one emperor and two republics. It should be noted
that Koen was the only Jew among the 38 members of Napoleon's medical
staff. Tobias had six children and more than 600 descendents of which
Lyon-Caen gives an extensive list. Let's finish by a small amusing
detail. Tobias Koen had for a while his Parisian office at 27 rue de
l'Echiquier, within a few meters of the place where our society moved
two months ago, at number 16 of the same street.
Anne-Marie Fribourg was interested in the Laufer family and especially
in Madeleine Laufer (1808-1865) and her illegitimate children. They were
born in Foussemagne, Morvillars and Ensisheim, all situated in Alsace.

Between 1846 and 1947 about 250 foreigners of Jewish origin who had
immigrated to Barcelona (Spain) or were born there decided to convert to
Catholicism. Martine Berthelot-Puig-Moreno analyzed their cases through
the archives of Barcelona diocese. Ten percent of these persons
converted between 1931 and 1936, none during the Spanish Civil war
(1936-1939) and 66% between 1939 and 1947, when the government of Franco
was a friend of the Nazis and when it was dangerous to appear as a Jew.
The author shows how the foreign family names were wrongly transcribed
and how the given names were hispanized or were accompanied by Spanish
names. After World War II, a certain number of these people went back to
Judaism. But several of them did not go back to Judaism but,
nevertheless, were buried in the Jewish cemetery.

Eliane Roos Schuhl, who is our specialist of Hebrew palaeography, spent
twenty years to find the mohelbuch of Dambach, Alsace (1669-1727). This
register of circumcisions was written by David Levy, born in 1646, and
is pasted in the pages on an old ritual book (a mahzor) printed in
Venice in 1568. Eliane has deciphered all details of this manuscript
including several anecdotes written in the judeo-alsatian dialect. She
gives a detailed analysis of the 293 circumcisions of boys belonging to
a dozen of different communities.

The French Cour Constitutionnelle is roughly the equivalent of the U.S.
Supreme Court but its members are appointed for a nine-year term only.
Recently, on March 8, 2016, the president of this Court, Jean-Louis
Debre transmitted his responsibility to his successor Laurent Fabius.
These two presidents knew that both had Jewish ancestors but they did
not know they were cousins. To proof this was a child game for our
members. They proved that Debre and Fabius had four different common
ancestors : Akiba Elie Trenel (~1710-1774), Salomon Israel Zay
(~1540-1627), Mardochee Halphen (~1555-1631) and Isaac Hesse (~1660 -
<1715). The three former lived and died in Metz, the last one in
Puttelange (Moselle). Within the Trenel branch, Debre is Fabius' fifth
cousin, once removed. Within the Hesse branch, Debre is Fabius' eighth
cousin, once removed.

Georges Graner
www.genealoj.org


Brick wall with ELKANUS - Levy? #general

Marc I. Leavey, M.D.
 

I have been researching my paternal family, currently LEAVEY but was
LEVEY and LEVY over the last three generations. Hyman/Chaim LEVY
immigrated in about 1872, settling in the Philadelphia, PA area, and
ultimately having nine children. The eldest, Israel Moshe - later
Morris Israel - Levy (later Leavey) was my grandfather. With a family
story of the family name being "Elkes" or similar, I have found a
possible lead as ELKANUS in Poland, but can find no one linking to or
researching that name. Does anyone have any connection to that name or
family?

Feel free to respond privately or in the group. Many thanks.

Marc Leavey


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brick wall with ELKANUS - Levy? #general

Marc I. Leavey, M.D.
 

I have been researching my paternal family, currently LEAVEY but was
LEVEY and LEVY over the last three generations. Hyman/Chaim LEVY
immigrated in about 1872, settling in the Philadelphia, PA area, and
ultimately having nine children. The eldest, Israel Moshe - later
Morris Israel - Levy (later Leavey) was my grandfather. With a family
story of the family name being "Elkes" or similar, I have found a
possible lead as ELKANUS in Poland, but can find no one linking to or
researching that name. Does anyone have any connection to that name or
family?

Feel free to respond privately or in the group. Many thanks.

Marc Leavey