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Unable to find names on NY passenger lists - LOSEFF #general

Walter Rosett
 

I need help finding names on passenger lists. Even the Family History Library
help desk was to no avail. Dora LOSEFF b 1883 in Veliz(h), Russia
stated she arrived on the Caramania (Carmania) >from Bremen on 20 Nov 1905
arriving NY on 13 Dec 1905. She immediately went to Chicago where she had
family.

A presumed relative, Sophie LOSEFF aka POGROFF b 1894 stated that she
arrived in NY on the Germania Dec 1905 under the name Shifra LOSEFF. She is
possibly a sister to Dora.

Saul LOSEFF aka Solomon Solomons LOSEFF, the sister of Sophie stated he
arrived >from Liverpool leaving 11 Dec 1905 and arriving in NY 12 Dec 1905 on
the Carmania as well. Likely he originated in Bremen. All these persons
seemed to have stopped in Liverpool >from Bremen to NY. I presume that the
Carmania and Germania refer to the same ship but possibly not and dates
could be mistaken. There seem to be various records for these ships but I
have not been able to locate anyone with this surname on any of them for
these dates. Obviously I am missing something and need help.

Thanks.

Walter Rosett
Albuquerque NM
wrosett@mindspring.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to set all surnames in upper case letters.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Unable to find names on NY passenger lists - LOSEFF #general

Walter Rosett
 

I need help finding names on passenger lists. Even the Family History Library
help desk was to no avail. Dora LOSEFF b 1883 in Veliz(h), Russia
stated she arrived on the Caramania (Carmania) >from Bremen on 20 Nov 1905
arriving NY on 13 Dec 1905. She immediately went to Chicago where she had
family.

A presumed relative, Sophie LOSEFF aka POGROFF b 1894 stated that she
arrived in NY on the Germania Dec 1905 under the name Shifra LOSEFF. She is
possibly a sister to Dora.

Saul LOSEFF aka Solomon Solomons LOSEFF, the sister of Sophie stated he
arrived >from Liverpool leaving 11 Dec 1905 and arriving in NY 12 Dec 1905 on
the Carmania as well. Likely he originated in Bremen. All these persons
seemed to have stopped in Liverpool >from Bremen to NY. I presume that the
Carmania and Germania refer to the same ship but possibly not and dates
could be mistaken. There seem to be various records for these ships but I
have not been able to locate anyone with this surname on any of them for
these dates. Obviously I am missing something and need help.

Thanks.

Walter Rosett
Albuquerque NM
wrosett@mindspring.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to set all surnames in upper case letters.


Death of Louis (Eliezar) SLONIMSKY #general

Barbara <bj1friends@...>
 

I am trying to find more information on the death of my great-uncle, Louis aka
Eliezer SLONIMSKY, born about 1886 in or near Slonim, Poland, now Belarus. He
emigrated to the US on April 6, 1902 and died on June 5, 1916. His New York
City death certificate says the cause of death was "between two cars." He was
buried in Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY on June 6, 1916.

Given this early date, one would think that there would be a newspaper account
of his death somewhere. He is said to have worked on trolleys, so it is
possible that the two cars were trolley cars. I have checked the NY Times and
some other papers including the Forward (though I can't read Yiddish) without
luck so far.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Death of Louis (Eliezar) SLONIMSKY #general

Barbara <bj1friends@...>
 

I am trying to find more information on the death of my great-uncle, Louis aka
Eliezer SLONIMSKY, born about 1886 in or near Slonim, Poland, now Belarus. He
emigrated to the US on April 6, 1902 and died on June 5, 1916. His New York
City death certificate says the cause of death was "between two cars." He was
buried in Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY on June 6, 1916.

Given this early date, one would think that there would be a newspaper account
of his death somewhere. He is said to have worked on trolleys, so it is
possible that the two cars were trolley cars. I have checked the NY Times and
some other papers including the Forward (though I can't read Yiddish) without
luck so far.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Biala Podlaska #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Stephen Ankier wrote:

We had relatives in Biala Podlaska before the holocaust and are now trying
to work out who might have lived at which address so as to make family
connections with interested scattered family descendants. Can anyone please
suggest where information about residents who lived at specific addresses in
Biala Podlaska before 1939 might be located?
Stephen,

If your relatives names appears as business owners in Poland Business
Directories such as in 1929 edition:

http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?0497
cont'd on
http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?0498
cont'd on
http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?0499

in listing for Biala Podlaska shows business street addresses but without
the house numbers.

Hope this help

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Biala Podlaska #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Stephen Ankier wrote:

We had relatives in Biala Podlaska before the holocaust and are now trying
to work out who might have lived at which address so as to make family
connections with interested scattered family descendants. Can anyone please
suggest where information about residents who lived at specific addresses in
Biala Podlaska before 1939 might be located?
Stephen,

If your relatives names appears as business owners in Poland Business
Directories such as in 1929 edition:

http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?0497
cont'd on
http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?0498
cont'd on
http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?0499

in listing for Biala Podlaska shows business street addresses but without
the house numbers.

Hope this help

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Re: Unable to find names on NY passenger lists - LOSEFF #general

Susan&David
 

Take a look at Carmania, arriving NY Dec 11, 1905. The LOSEN family,
Chaje age 50 with 7 children and grandchildren, Destination Chicago.
Shifra, age 11, Daiche, age 26 and Scholem, are family members. The
family was held for the Board of Special Inquiry because some were
hospitalized.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 1/1/2017 12:28 PM, Walter Rosett wrosett@mindspring.com wrote:
I need help finding names on passenger lists. Even the Family History
Library help desk was to no avail. Dora LOSEFF b 1883 in Veliz(h),
Russia stated she arrived on the Caramania (Carmania) >from Bremen on
20 Nov 1905 arriving NY on 13 Dec 1905. She immediately went to
Chicago where she had family.

A presumed relative, Sophie LOSEFF aka POGROFF b 1894 stated that she
arrived in NY on the Germania Dec 1905 under the name Shifra LOSEFF.
She is possibly a sister to Dora.

Saul LOSEFF aka Solomon Solomons LOSEFF, the sister of Sophie stated
he arrived >from Liverpool leaving 11 Dec 1905 and arriving in NY 12
Dec 1905 on the Carmania as well. Likely he originated in Bremen. All
these persons seemed to have stopped in Liverpool >from Bremen to NY. I
presume that the Carmania and Germania refer to the same ship but
possibly not and dates could be mistaken. There seem to be various
records for these ships but I have not been able to locate anyone with
this surname on any of them for these dates. Obviously I am missing
something and need help.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Unable to find names on NY passenger lists - LOSEFF #general

Susan&David
 

Take a look at Carmania, arriving NY Dec 11, 1905. The LOSEN family,
Chaje age 50 with 7 children and grandchildren, Destination Chicago.
Shifra, age 11, Daiche, age 26 and Scholem, are family members. The
family was held for the Board of Special Inquiry because some were
hospitalized.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 1/1/2017 12:28 PM, Walter Rosett wrosett@mindspring.com wrote:
I need help finding names on passenger lists. Even the Family History
Library help desk was to no avail. Dora LOSEFF b 1883 in Veliz(h),
Russia stated she arrived on the Caramania (Carmania) >from Bremen on
20 Nov 1905 arriving NY on 13 Dec 1905. She immediately went to
Chicago where she had family.

A presumed relative, Sophie LOSEFF aka POGROFF b 1894 stated that she
arrived in NY on the Germania Dec 1905 under the name Shifra LOSEFF.
She is possibly a sister to Dora.

Saul LOSEFF aka Solomon Solomons LOSEFF, the sister of Sophie stated
he arrived >from Liverpool leaving 11 Dec 1905 and arriving in NY 12
Dec 1905 on the Carmania as well. Likely he originated in Bremen. All
these persons seemed to have stopped in Liverpool >from Bremen to NY. I
presume that the Carmania and Germania refer to the same ship but
possibly not and dates could be mistaken. There seem to be various
records for these ships but I have not been able to locate anyone with
this surname on any of them for these dates. Obviously I am missing
something and need help.


6 Reasons Newspapers Should be Part of Your Family History Research Plan (New JGSLI Video Announcement) #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "6 Reasons Newspapers Should be Part of Your
Family History Research Plan".

Newspapers can be a great way of finding genealogical data as well as
stories to add color to your family history. Many genealogists avoid
newspapers because, well, who wants to sit and read pages and pages of
newspapers hoping you'll stumble on something worthwhile. But with keyword
searching in most digital newspaper collections, finding relevant
information can be quick and rewarding. Here are 6 ways newspapers can help
your family research.

You can access all 25 of our short instructional videos directly >from our
You Tube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed or >from our
website http://jgsli.org/ If you have any comments or recommendations for
other topics, please let me know at past_pres@jgsli.org

Nolan Altman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 6 Reasons Newspapers Should be Part of Your Family History Research Plan (New JGSLI Video Announcement) #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "6 Reasons Newspapers Should be Part of Your
Family History Research Plan".

Newspapers can be a great way of finding genealogical data as well as
stories to add color to your family history. Many genealogists avoid
newspapers because, well, who wants to sit and read pages and pages of
newspapers hoping you'll stumble on something worthwhile. But with keyword
searching in most digital newspaper collections, finding relevant
information can be quick and rewarding. Here are 6 ways newspapers can help
your family research.

You can access all 25 of our short instructional videos directly >from our
You Tube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed or >from our
website http://jgsli.org/ If you have any comments or recommendations for
other topics, please let me know at past_pres@jgsli.org

Nolan Altman


New records on the All Galicia Database #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the addition of new sets of
Jewish vital records on the All Galicia Database - a database that is
free and available to all. See: http://search.geshergalicia.org

a) Jezierna (Ozerna)
- Jewish Births 1876-1886. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/250. (725 records)
This is the first part of the Jezierna records planned for the Vital
Records 2017 project (VR 2017). Still be done, to complete the
Jezierna Jewish records in Ukrainian state archives, are Births
1886-1893, 1898-1922.

b) Stanislawow
- Jewish Marriages 1926. State Archives of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
(DAIFO), Fond 631/2/80. (147 records)
This is the first part of the Stanislawow records planned for the VR
2017 project. The birth and marriage records for 1924-1925 have
already been indexed. During the next 18 months, we plan to finish
indexing all the available birth, marriage and death records from
Stanislawow >from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as the 19th century
records, that are held in Ukrainian archives - both at DAIFO and
TsDIAL.

c) Rudki
- Jewish Births 1850-1862. TsDIAL, Fond 701/1/297. (515 records).
The remaining unindexed item for Rudki in the Ukrainian archives is
Deaths 1850-1866, which is part of Gesher Galicia's VR 2017 project.

d) Turka
We have indexed the various parts of Fond 701/1/378 at TsDIAL, thereby
completing all the Turka Jewish vital records held in Ukrainian
archives. This file was added to Fond 701 in recent years and is not
on microfilm. The records are:
- Jewish Deaths 1935. (127 records)
- Jewish Marriages 1916-1917, 1919-1922, 1935 [partial set]. (124 records)
- Jewish Marriages (index book - grooms only) 1916-1917, 1919-1922,
1926 (142 records)

e) Brody
- Jewish live births 1914. TsDIAL, Fond 179/2/296. (107 records)
This is not >from the regular Fond 701 containing Jewish vital and
community records, but >from one of two fonds at TsDIAL with documents
relating to schools.

f) Sanok
- Jewish Births (index book) 1914-1939. Przemysl State Archive, Fond
154, Sygn. Sanok-01. (2,375 records)

g) Dobromil
from the Rzeszow State Archive, Fond 1234:
- Jewish Marriages and marriage banns 1916-1919, 1936, 1939. Sygn.
2-8. (150 records)
- Jewish Family files 1939. Sygn. 9 (22 records). These contains mixed
pieces of information relating to births, marriages and deaths, and to
relationships within families.
All these Dobromil records were originally in loose form, and the
record sets may not all be complete.

Gesher Galicia's Vital Records 2017 project currently contains record
sets >from 22 Galician towns, and more will be added during the coming
year, including at least a couple of further sets >from western
Galician towns. See:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/vital-records-project/

Our Josephine and Franciscan Surveys project for the coming year
(J&F 2017) contains records >from 13 Galician towns. See:
www.geshergalicia.org/projects/josephine-and-franciscan-surveys-project/

For further information, please contact <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do not reply to this email.

We wish all our members, supporters and JRI-Poland SIG forum readers a
peaceful New Year.

Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org

MODERATOR'S NOTE: All Galician researchers should make sure
to search both the JRI-Poland and Gesher Galicia databases.


JRI Poland #Poland New records on the All Galicia Database #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the addition of new sets of
Jewish vital records on the All Galicia Database - a database that is
free and available to all. See: http://search.geshergalicia.org

a) Jezierna (Ozerna)
- Jewish Births 1876-1886. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/250. (725 records)
This is the first part of the Jezierna records planned for the Vital
Records 2017 project (VR 2017). Still be done, to complete the
Jezierna Jewish records in Ukrainian state archives, are Births
1886-1893, 1898-1922.

b) Stanislawow
- Jewish Marriages 1926. State Archives of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
(DAIFO), Fond 631/2/80. (147 records)
This is the first part of the Stanislawow records planned for the VR
2017 project. The birth and marriage records for 1924-1925 have
already been indexed. During the next 18 months, we plan to finish
indexing all the available birth, marriage and death records from
Stanislawow >from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as the 19th century
records, that are held in Ukrainian archives - both at DAIFO and
TsDIAL.

c) Rudki
- Jewish Births 1850-1862. TsDIAL, Fond 701/1/297. (515 records).
The remaining unindexed item for Rudki in the Ukrainian archives is
Deaths 1850-1866, which is part of Gesher Galicia's VR 2017 project.

d) Turka
We have indexed the various parts of Fond 701/1/378 at TsDIAL, thereby
completing all the Turka Jewish vital records held in Ukrainian
archives. This file was added to Fond 701 in recent years and is not
on microfilm. The records are:
- Jewish Deaths 1935. (127 records)
- Jewish Marriages 1916-1917, 1919-1922, 1935 [partial set]. (124 records)
- Jewish Marriages (index book - grooms only) 1916-1917, 1919-1922,
1926 (142 records)

e) Brody
- Jewish live births 1914. TsDIAL, Fond 179/2/296. (107 records)
This is not >from the regular Fond 701 containing Jewish vital and
community records, but >from one of two fonds at TsDIAL with documents
relating to schools.

f) Sanok
- Jewish Births (index book) 1914-1939. Przemysl State Archive, Fond
154, Sygn. Sanok-01. (2,375 records)

g) Dobromil
from the Rzeszow State Archive, Fond 1234:
- Jewish Marriages and marriage banns 1916-1919, 1936, 1939. Sygn.
2-8. (150 records)
- Jewish Family files 1939. Sygn. 9 (22 records). These contains mixed
pieces of information relating to births, marriages and deaths, and to
relationships within families.
All these Dobromil records were originally in loose form, and the
record sets may not all be complete.

Gesher Galicia's Vital Records 2017 project currently contains record
sets >from 22 Galician towns, and more will be added during the coming
year, including at least a couple of further sets >from western
Galician towns. See:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/vital-records-project/

Our Josephine and Franciscan Surveys project for the coming year
(J&F 2017) contains records >from 13 Galician towns. See:
www.geshergalicia.org/projects/josephine-and-franciscan-surveys-project/

For further information, please contact <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do not reply to this email.

We wish all our members, supporters and JRI-Poland SIG forum readers a
peaceful New Year.

Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org

MODERATOR'S NOTE: All Galician researchers should make sure
to search both the JRI-Poland and Gesher Galicia databases.


Lev family in Stamford Hill #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact or receive family information on Shterna Bracha
Lev, daughter of Mordecai Rokeah of the Belz Dynasty.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Lev family in Stamford Hill #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact or receive family information on Shterna Bracha
Lev, daughter of Mordecai Rokeah of the Belz Dynasty.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Issue #128 of Genealo-J has just been published #sephardic

Georges Graner
 

/Genealo-J, /publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 128, Winter 2016

Francoise Bassan-Darmon explores the history of some of her ancestors
within her paternal branch. All of them originally lived in Spain but
their fates were different. The family de Leon went to Portugal in 1492
where they were forcefully converted to Catholicism, at least in
appearance (the so-called /conversos/ or /new Christians/ NC). Roque de
Leon was born ca. 1643 in Sanbade, a small village near Bragance. But
his mother was prosecuted by the Inquisition, as crypto-Jew.Therefore,
as soon she was freed, the family fled to Bordeaux (France) where the
/Portuguese Nation/ was established and tolerated. Roque de Leon is
married in 1668 according to the catholic rite but his wife also belongs
to the same community. Then he settles in Toulouse where he becomes a
prosperous merchant. But his competitors denounce him as a crypto-Jew
and he has to flee again before the stake. He reaches Amsterdam with his
family in 1685. Now he can officialize his judaism and, after the death
of his wife, marry again in the synagogue.

Another ancestor, Balthazar Orobio de Castro, was also born in Bragance
(Portugal) in 1620 in a NC family who moves back to Spain in 1622
because this country seems slightly safer than Portugal at the time. He
studies catholic theology and medicine, becomes the physician of
important people but in 1654, the Inquisition catches him and put him in
jail for three years in terrible conditions. As soon he is free, he goes
to France, in Bayonnefirst, in Toulouse for a short time and finally
reaches Amsterdam where he dies as a Jew in 1687. It is ironic to learn
that the city of Bragance has recently named a street after Isaac (alias
Balthazar) Orobio de Castro. The plate describes his life but forgets to
mention he was a Jew.

As for the Bassan family, it was also expelled >from Spain, probably went
to Turkey, then moved successively to Venice, Amsterdam,
Hamburg,Amsterdam again and finally Paris.

Browsing through the archives of the undertaker's company Schneeberg,
Anne-Marie Fribourg was intrigued by the announcement of the death of
Charlotte Moyse (1815-1901), successively widow of Emmanuel Dreyfus and
Isaie Alexandre. This death was accompanied by several eulogies in
newspapers, quoting her as a famous organist and harmonium player.
Fribourg was able not only to find Charlotte's ancestry, mainly >from
Alsace (Reichshoffen and Hellimer) but also to follow her brilliant
career through innumerable press excerpts during 60 years She began by
playing and teaching piano but soon specialized in the harmonium and in
an instrument called /melodium/ produced by the Alexandre factory, not
related to her second husband. She also wrote several compositions for
piano, organ or harmonium. Fribourg studied also the lives of her two
husbands, both of Alsatian origin. Isaie Alexandre was the inventor and
maker of metallic pens who were very popular and replaced goose quills.
The famous writer Alexandre Dumas was enthousiastic about them and
Rossini was unable to compose his famous mass until he was given these
excellent pens.

In Issue #126 of our Journal, Bernard Lyon-Caen described the life of of
Tobias Koen (1763-1849) who was the podiatrist of Emperor Napoleon and of
Empress Josephine. He was born in Muhlhausen (Bavaria) under the name of
Seligmann Tobias. One of the readers of this paper found that before
coming to Paris, Tobias spent the period 1787-1792 in Marseilles.
Searching in Marseilles archives, the author discovered another /artist
podiatrist/ named Mayer Tobia or Tobias. It was then easy to check that
this one was the younger brother of the previous one. He was born in
1775 also in Mulhausen, arrived in Marseilles in 1797 and died there in
1848. It would be interesting to discover who taught the art of podiatry
to both brothers.

Avraham Malthete found the /mohelbuch/ (register of circumcisions) of
Aron Levy, who was cantor in Epinal (Vosges) and /mohel/ between 1844
and 1863. He was born in Bischheim (Alsace) in 1806 and died in Epinal
in 1864. The texts of the /mohelbuch/ are in German but written in
ashkenaze hebrew cursive. It lists 184 circumcisions giving all the
details on the child and his family. Boys concerned come >from 26
different villages and cities, mainly pertaining to the Vosges
department : 48 >from Epinal, 54 >from Remiremont, 13 >from Le Thillot, 9
from Rambervilliers. The paper provides the detailed list of all 184
circumcisions. Among them, one can find David Emile Durkheim
(1858-1917), founder of modern sociology.

Georges Graner


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Issue #128 of Genealo-J has just been published #sephardic

Georges Graner
 

/Genealo-J, /publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 128, Winter 2016

Francoise Bassan-Darmon explores the history of some of her ancestors
within her paternal branch. All of them originally lived in Spain but
their fates were different. The family de Leon went to Portugal in 1492
where they were forcefully converted to Catholicism, at least in
appearance (the so-called /conversos/ or /new Christians/ NC). Roque de
Leon was born ca. 1643 in Sanbade, a small village near Bragance. But
his mother was prosecuted by the Inquisition, as crypto-Jew.Therefore,
as soon she was freed, the family fled to Bordeaux (France) where the
/Portuguese Nation/ was established and tolerated. Roque de Leon is
married in 1668 according to the catholic rite but his wife also belongs
to the same community. Then he settles in Toulouse where he becomes a
prosperous merchant. But his competitors denounce him as a crypto-Jew
and he has to flee again before the stake. He reaches Amsterdam with his
family in 1685. Now he can officialize his judaism and, after the death
of his wife, marry again in the synagogue.

Another ancestor, Balthazar Orobio de Castro, was also born in Bragance
(Portugal) in 1620 in a NC family who moves back to Spain in 1622
because this country seems slightly safer than Portugal at the time. He
studies catholic theology and medicine, becomes the physician of
important people but in 1654, the Inquisition catches him and put him in
jail for three years in terrible conditions. As soon he is free, he goes
to France, in Bayonnefirst, in Toulouse for a short time and finally
reaches Amsterdam where he dies as a Jew in 1687. It is ironic to learn
that the city of Bragance has recently named a street after Isaac (alias
Balthazar) Orobio de Castro. The plate describes his life but forgets to
mention he was a Jew.

As for the Bassan family, it was also expelled >from Spain, probably went
to Turkey, then moved successively to Venice, Amsterdam,
Hamburg,Amsterdam again and finally Paris.

Browsing through the archives of the undertaker's company Schneeberg,
Anne-Marie Fribourg was intrigued by the announcement of the death of
Charlotte Moyse (1815-1901), successively widow of Emmanuel Dreyfus and
Isaie Alexandre. This death was accompanied by several eulogies in
newspapers, quoting her as a famous organist and harmonium player.
Fribourg was able not only to find Charlotte's ancestry, mainly >from
Alsace (Reichshoffen and Hellimer) but also to follow her brilliant
career through innumerable press excerpts during 60 years She began by
playing and teaching piano but soon specialized in the harmonium and in
an instrument called /melodium/ produced by the Alexandre factory, not
related to her second husband. She also wrote several compositions for
piano, organ or harmonium. Fribourg studied also the lives of her two
husbands, both of Alsatian origin. Isaie Alexandre was the inventor and
maker of metallic pens who were very popular and replaced goose quills.
The famous writer Alexandre Dumas was enthousiastic about them and
Rossini was unable to compose his famous mass until he was given these
excellent pens.

In Issue #126 of our Journal, Bernard Lyon-Caen described the life of of
Tobias Koen (1763-1849) who was the podiatrist of Emperor Napoleon and of
Empress Josephine. He was born in Muhlhausen (Bavaria) under the name of
Seligmann Tobias. One of the readers of this paper found that before
coming to Paris, Tobias spent the period 1787-1792 in Marseilles.
Searching in Marseilles archives, the author discovered another /artist
podiatrist/ named Mayer Tobia or Tobias. It was then easy to check that
this one was the younger brother of the previous one. He was born in
1775 also in Mulhausen, arrived in Marseilles in 1797 and died there in
1848. It would be interesting to discover who taught the art of podiatry
to both brothers.

Avraham Malthete found the /mohelbuch/ (register of circumcisions) of
Aron Levy, who was cantor in Epinal (Vosges) and /mohel/ between 1844
and 1863. He was born in Bischheim (Alsace) in 1806 and died in Epinal
in 1864. The texts of the /mohelbuch/ are in German but written in
ashkenaze hebrew cursive. It lists 184 circumcisions giving all the
details on the child and his family. Boys concerned come >from 26
different villages and cities, mainly pertaining to the Vosges
department : 48 >from Epinal, 54 >from Remiremont, 13 >from Le Thillot, 9
from Rambervilliers. The paper provides the detailed list of all 184
circumcisions. Among them, one can find David Emile Durkheim
(1858-1917), founder of modern sociology.

Georges Graner


Re: Name of Ester #galicia

Joseph Hirschfield
 

Hadasah is the Hebrew name for Queen Ester. I am not familiar with Hudesa.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI, USA

Hirschfeld, Lindenbaum, Buxbaum, Buchsbaum-Skwarzawa, Gliniany,
Jaryczow Nowy, Sielec Bienkow - Galicia
Minowicki, Minowitzki, Minoff-Brest Litovsk, Wysoko Litovsk - Belarus

Ruth Fenichel Kornbluth wrote:

<<Would the names Hadasah and Hudesa both be considered Hebrew names
for Ester?>>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Name of Ester #galicia

Joseph Hirschfield
 

Hadasah is the Hebrew name for Queen Ester. I am not familiar with Hudesa.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI, USA

Hirschfeld, Lindenbaum, Buxbaum, Buchsbaum-Skwarzawa, Gliniany,
Jaryczow Nowy, Sielec Bienkow - Galicia
Minowicki, Minowitzki, Minoff-Brest Litovsk, Wysoko Litovsk - Belarus

Ruth Fenichel Kornbluth wrote:

<<Would the names Hadasah and Hudesa both be considered Hebrew names
for Ester?>>


Issue #128 of Genealo-J has just been published #general

Georges Graner
 

/Genealo-J, /publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 128, Winter 2016

Francoise Bassan-Darmon explores the history of some of her ancestors
within her paternal branch. All of them originally lived in Spain but
their fates were different. The family de Leon went to Portugal in 1492
where they were forcefully converted to Catholicism, at least in
appearance (the so-called /conversos/ or /new Christians/ NC). Roque de
Leon was born ca. 1643 in Sanbade, a small village near Bragance. But
his mother was prosecuted by the Inquisition, as crypto-Jew.Therefore,
as soon she was freed, the family fled to Bordeaux (France) where the
/Portuguese Nation/ was established and tolerated. Roque de Leon is
married in 1668 according to the catholic rite but his wife also belongs
to the same community. Then he settles in Toulouse where he becomes a
prosperous merchant. But his competitors denounce him as a crypto-Jew
and he has to flee again before the stake. He reaches Amsterdam with his
family in 1685. Now he can officialize his judaism and, after the death
of his wife, marry again in the synagogue.

Another ancestor, Balthazar Orobio de Castro, was also born in Bragance
(Portugal) in 1620 in a NC family who moves back to Spain in 1622
because this country seems slightly safer than Portugal at the time. He
studies catholic theology and medicine, becomes the physician of
important people but in 1654, the Inquisition catches him and put him in
jail for three years in terrible conditions. As soon he is free, he goes
to France, in Bayonnefirst, in Toulouse for a short time and finally
reaches Amsterdam where he dies as a Jew in 1687. It is ironic to learn
that the city of Bragance has recently named a street after Isaac (alias
Balthazar) Orobio de Castro. The plate describes his life but forgets to
mention he was a Jew.

As for the Bassan family, it was also expelled >from Spain, probably went
to Turkey, then moved successively to Venice, Amsterdam,
Hamburg,Amsterdam again and finally Paris.

Browsing through the archives of the undertaker's company Schneeberg,
Anne-Marie Fribourg was intrigued by the announcement of the death of
Charlotte Moyse (1815-1901), successively widow of Emmanuel Dreyfus and
Isaie Alexandre. This death was accompanied by several eulogies in
newspapers, quoting her as a famous organist and harmonium player.
Fribourg was able not only to find Charlotte's ancestry, mainly >from
Alsace (Reichshoffen and Hellimer) but also to follow her brilliant
career through innumerable press excerpts during 60 years She began by
playing and teaching piano but soon specialized in the harmonium and in
an instrument called /melodium/ produced by the Alexandre factory, not
related to her second husband. She also wrote several compositions for
piano, organ or harmonium. Fribourg studied also the lives of her two
husbands, both of Alsatian origin. Isaie Alexandre was the inventor and
maker of metallic pens who were very popular and replaced goose quills.
The famous writer Alexandre Dumas was enthousiastic about them and
Rossini was unable to compose his famous mass until he was given these
excellent pens.

In Issue #126 of our Journal, Bernard Lyon-Caen described the life of of
Tobias Koen (1763-1849) who was the podiatrist ofEmperor Napoleon and of
Empress Josephine. He was born in Mahlhausen (Bavaria) under the name of
Seligmann Tobias. One of the readers of this paper found that before
coming to Paris, Tobias spent the period 1787-1792 in Marseilles.
Searching in Marseilles archives, the author discovered another "artist
podiatrist" named Mayer Tobia or Tobias. It was then easy to check that
this one was the younger brother of the previous one. He was born in
1775 also in Malhausen, arrived in Marseilles in 1797 and died there in
1848. It would be interesting to discover who taught the art of podiatry
to both brothers.

Avraham Malthete found the /mohelbuch/ (register of circumcisions) of
Aron Levy, who was cantor in Epinal (Vosges) and /mohel/ between 1844
and 1863. He was born in Bischheim (Alsace) in 1806 and died in Epinal
in 1864. The texts of the /mohelbuch/ are in German but written in
ashkenaze hebrew cursive. It lists 184 circumcisions giving all the
details on the child and his family. Boys concerned come >from 26
different villages and cities, mainly pertaining to the Vosges
department : 48 >from Epinal, 54 >from Remiremont, 13 >from Le Thillot, 9
from Rambervilliers. The paper provides the detailed list of all 184
circumcisions. Among them, one can find David Emile Durkheim
(1858-1917), founder of modern sociology.

Georges Graner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Issue #128 of Genealo-J has just been published #general

Georges Graner
 

/Genealo-J, /publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 128, Winter 2016

Francoise Bassan-Darmon explores the history of some of her ancestors
within her paternal branch. All of them originally lived in Spain but
their fates were different. The family de Leon went to Portugal in 1492
where they were forcefully converted to Catholicism, at least in
appearance (the so-called /conversos/ or /new Christians/ NC). Roque de
Leon was born ca. 1643 in Sanbade, a small village near Bragance. But
his mother was prosecuted by the Inquisition, as crypto-Jew.Therefore,
as soon she was freed, the family fled to Bordeaux (France) where the
/Portuguese Nation/ was established and tolerated. Roque de Leon is
married in 1668 according to the catholic rite but his wife also belongs
to the same community. Then he settles in Toulouse where he becomes a
prosperous merchant. But his competitors denounce him as a crypto-Jew
and he has to flee again before the stake. He reaches Amsterdam with his
family in 1685. Now he can officialize his judaism and, after the death
of his wife, marry again in the synagogue.

Another ancestor, Balthazar Orobio de Castro, was also born in Bragance
(Portugal) in 1620 in a NC family who moves back to Spain in 1622
because this country seems slightly safer than Portugal at the time. He
studies catholic theology and medicine, becomes the physician of
important people but in 1654, the Inquisition catches him and put him in
jail for three years in terrible conditions. As soon he is free, he goes
to France, in Bayonnefirst, in Toulouse for a short time and finally
reaches Amsterdam where he dies as a Jew in 1687. It is ironic to learn
that the city of Bragance has recently named a street after Isaac (alias
Balthazar) Orobio de Castro. The plate describes his life but forgets to
mention he was a Jew.

As for the Bassan family, it was also expelled >from Spain, probably went
to Turkey, then moved successively to Venice, Amsterdam,
Hamburg,Amsterdam again and finally Paris.

Browsing through the archives of the undertaker's company Schneeberg,
Anne-Marie Fribourg was intrigued by the announcement of the death of
Charlotte Moyse (1815-1901), successively widow of Emmanuel Dreyfus and
Isaie Alexandre. This death was accompanied by several eulogies in
newspapers, quoting her as a famous organist and harmonium player.
Fribourg was able not only to find Charlotte's ancestry, mainly >from
Alsace (Reichshoffen and Hellimer) but also to follow her brilliant
career through innumerable press excerpts during 60 years She began by
playing and teaching piano but soon specialized in the harmonium and in
an instrument called /melodium/ produced by the Alexandre factory, not
related to her second husband. She also wrote several compositions for
piano, organ or harmonium. Fribourg studied also the lives of her two
husbands, both of Alsatian origin. Isaie Alexandre was the inventor and
maker of metallic pens who were very popular and replaced goose quills.
The famous writer Alexandre Dumas was enthousiastic about them and
Rossini was unable to compose his famous mass until he was given these
excellent pens.

In Issue #126 of our Journal, Bernard Lyon-Caen described the life of of
Tobias Koen (1763-1849) who was the podiatrist ofEmperor Napoleon and of
Empress Josephine. He was born in Mahlhausen (Bavaria) under the name of
Seligmann Tobias. One of the readers of this paper found that before
coming to Paris, Tobias spent the period 1787-1792 in Marseilles.
Searching in Marseilles archives, the author discovered another "artist
podiatrist" named Mayer Tobia or Tobias. It was then easy to check that
this one was the younger brother of the previous one. He was born in
1775 also in Malhausen, arrived in Marseilles in 1797 and died there in
1848. It would be interesting to discover who taught the art of podiatry
to both brothers.

Avraham Malthete found the /mohelbuch/ (register of circumcisions) of
Aron Levy, who was cantor in Epinal (Vosges) and /mohel/ between 1844
and 1863. He was born in Bischheim (Alsace) in 1806 and died in Epinal
in 1864. The texts of the /mohelbuch/ are in German but written in
ashkenaze hebrew cursive. It lists 184 circumcisions giving all the
details on the child and his family. Boys concerned come >from 26
different villages and cities, mainly pertaining to the Vosges
department : 48 >from Epinal, 54 >from Remiremont, 13 >from Le Thillot, 9
from Rambervilliers. The paper provides the detailed list of all 184
circumcisions. Among them, one can find David Emile Durkheim
(1858-1917), founder of modern sociology.

Georges Graner

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