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Spanish influenza in Galicia #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

To facilitate a document search, I am trying to
determine the probable dates of several crucial
events in my family history.

According to my mother, her parents both died in
the "Spanish" influenza epidemic which raged in
Europe and America in 1918-1919. My grandmother,
Rivke FALLEK Reifer, died first (after March 1918).
My grandfather, Avraham Yakov REIFER, remarried
soon after. His new wife, Regina NUSSBAUM Reifer,
was about three months pregnant he too died.

As of March 1918, my grandparents lived in Kliszow,
near Mielec, in western Galicia (soon to become Poland).

To fine-tune this chronology, I'd like to pose
these questions:

* When did the Spanish influenza epidemic reach this
part of Europe?

* When did it peak there?

* Would it have been considered "proper" for my
grandfather, an orthodox Jew, to remarry after the
30-day mourning period for his wife, or would
Halakhah or custom have dictated a longer wait?

I am hoping that this information will help me
narrow the likely birth date of Regina's baby,
who was named Avraham Yakov Reifer for his father.
My mother and her siblings--six orphans aged 5 to 12
--were sent to live with various relatives in the US,
Poland, and Romania, and never knew this half-brother.
Regina and her son--who is supposed to have had
an exceptional singing voice--reportedly made aliyah
to Palestine in the 1930's. We have never been
able to learn more about them.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), NY
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spanish influenza in Galicia #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

To facilitate a document search, I am trying to
determine the probable dates of several crucial
events in my family history.

According to my mother, her parents both died in
the "Spanish" influenza epidemic which raged in
Europe and America in 1918-1919. My grandmother,
Rivke FALLEK Reifer, died first (after March 1918).
My grandfather, Avraham Yakov REIFER, remarried
soon after. His new wife, Regina NUSSBAUM Reifer,
was about three months pregnant he too died.

As of March 1918, my grandparents lived in Kliszow,
near Mielec, in western Galicia (soon to become Poland).

To fine-tune this chronology, I'd like to pose
these questions:

* When did the Spanish influenza epidemic reach this
part of Europe?

* When did it peak there?

* Would it have been considered "proper" for my
grandfather, an orthodox Jew, to remarry after the
30-day mourning period for his wife, or would
Halakhah or custom have dictated a longer wait?

I am hoping that this information will help me
narrow the likely birth date of Regina's baby,
who was named Avraham Yakov Reifer for his father.
My mother and her siblings--six orphans aged 5 to 12
--were sent to live with various relatives in the US,
Poland, and Romania, and never knew this half-brother.
Regina and her son--who is supposed to have had
an exceptional singing voice--reportedly made aliyah
to Palestine in the 1930's. We have never been
able to learn more about them.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), NY
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Blachvitch = In Lachovitch ? #general

Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

Don Shifris asked:
Can someone help me locate Blachvitch? According to the Nesvizh yiskor
book translation, this is where Zalman Shifris was born (page 274).
Just a guess, but maybe the original Hebrew was "Be'Lachovitch", that is
"in Lachowitz" and it was translated as if the letter Beit was part of the
name of the town.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: fridman@ultinet.co.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Blachvitch = In Lachovitch ? #general

Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

Don Shifris asked:
Can someone help me locate Blachvitch? According to the Nesvizh yiskor
book translation, this is where Zalman Shifris was born (page 274).
Just a guess, but maybe the original Hebrew was "Be'Lachovitch", that is
"in Lachowitz" and it was translated as if the letter Beit was part of the
name of the town.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: fridman@ultinet.co.il


Searching: ERTESCHIK Family- Krakow- Poland #general

A Fishmann <affinitydeal@...>
 

I am searching for living relatives of ERTESCHIK Chana and ERTESCHIK
Majer >from Krakow, Poland

Last heard >from 1939
Al Fishman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: ERTESCHIK Family- Krakow- Poland #general

A Fishmann <affinitydeal@...>
 

I am searching for living relatives of ERTESCHIK Chana and ERTESCHIK
Majer >from Krakow, Poland

Last heard >from 1939
Al Fishman


Searching: HERSTEIN Family- Krakow- Poland #general

A Fishmann <affinitydeal@...>
 

I am searching for living relatives of the following HERSTEIN family
members >from Krakow, Poland :

HERSTEIN David
HERSTEIN Natan
HERSTEIN Michael
HERSTEIN Leon
HERSTEIN Rozalia
HERSTEIN Dora

Last heard >from 1940
Al Fishman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: HERSTEIN Family- Krakow- Poland #general

A Fishmann <affinitydeal@...>
 

I am searching for living relatives of the following HERSTEIN family
members >from Krakow, Poland :

HERSTEIN David
HERSTEIN Natan
HERSTEIN Michael
HERSTEIN Leon
HERSTEIN Rozalia
HERSTEIN Dora

Last heard >from 1940
Al Fishman


search for Jennie WOLF descendants #general

yaacovi
 

I am asking for help in search of the daughters of Jennie & Jack WOLF -
Selma , Gert-probably decesed- but may have children) , Vivien - lives
in Chicago , and Jackie - lives somewhere in Florida.
Probably they changed their last names, when they married- but I don't
know their married name.

Rina Yaacovi
yaacovi@netvision.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen search for Jennie WOLF descendants #general

yaacovi
 

I am asking for help in search of the daughters of Jennie & Jack WOLF -
Selma , Gert-probably decesed- but may have children) , Vivien - lives
in Chicago , and Jackie - lives somewhere in Florida.
Probably they changed their last names, when they married- but I don't
know their married name.

Rina Yaacovi
yaacovi@netvision.net.il


Searching the name KLAVIR #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

The only information I have is that my grandmother: Rose SIMONOWITZ's maiden
name was KLAVIR and that her first name was really Raiza. She was originally
from Russia. Her mother died when she was young and her father remarried
several times. Her mother's name might have been Chaia. Her father was still
alive in the 1940's in Russia.
Irene Swedroe
IRSWED@aol.com


Looking for Panevezys Uyezd Coordinator #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Jill Kamenetz<kayjd@wam.umd.edu> wrote:

I am new to LitvakSIG, but I am having trouble contacting the people in
charge of Ponevezh Uyezd. I have written at least two emails to show my
interest in joining and I haven't been answered. Is this research group
still up and running? Could someone please advise me how to proceed? I
would really like to get more information on Birzai, Lithuania which was
in this district.
____________________________
Contact Devera and Michael Witkin at <dewmhw@pacbell.net>. I am sure they will
be pleased to hear >from you.

If the Litvak SIG does not already have the 1834 Revision List (census), or
the 1887 Family List (census) for Birzai, as one of those involved in records
acquisition for the SIG, I can tell you both of these census records are alive
and well. The SIG can obtain copies of them, or the data >from them. All it
takes is money, money, money - as Joel Grey sang in "Cabaret", money, money,
money makes the world go 'round.

So Jill, and all others interested in BIRZAI, send your check to Litvak SIG,
c/o Peggy Freedman, 245 Dalrymple Road, Atlanta, GA 30328.

P.S. It may take awhile before you see the results but will still be faster
than obtaining results >from the archive.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching the name KLAVIR #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

The only information I have is that my grandmother: Rose SIMONOWITZ's maiden
name was KLAVIR and that her first name was really Raiza. She was originally
from Russia. Her mother died when she was young and her father remarried
several times. Her mother's name might have been Chaia. Her father was still
alive in the 1940's in Russia.
Irene Swedroe
IRSWED@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Looking for Panevezys Uyezd Coordinator #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Jill Kamenetz<kayjd@wam.umd.edu> wrote:

I am new to LitvakSIG, but I am having trouble contacting the people in
charge of Ponevezh Uyezd. I have written at least two emails to show my
interest in joining and I haven't been answered. Is this research group
still up and running? Could someone please advise me how to proceed? I
would really like to get more information on Birzai, Lithuania which was
in this district.
____________________________
Contact Devera and Michael Witkin at <dewmhw@pacbell.net>. I am sure they will
be pleased to hear >from you.

If the Litvak SIG does not already have the 1834 Revision List (census), or
the 1887 Family List (census) for Birzai, as one of those involved in records
acquisition for the SIG, I can tell you both of these census records are alive
and well. The SIG can obtain copies of them, or the data >from them. All it
takes is money, money, money - as Joel Grey sang in "Cabaret", money, money,
money makes the world go 'round.

So Jill, and all others interested in BIRZAI, send your check to Litvak SIG,
c/o Peggy Freedman, 245 Dalrymple Road, Atlanta, GA 30328.

P.S. It may take awhile before you see the results but will still be faster
than obtaining results >from the archive.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia


Shibodzin #galicia

Sheitl@...
 

Dear Galitzianers,

I have a copy of my husband's great grandfather's birth certificate
(Zelig SPANGELET). We know that he lived in Tarnow before coming to
London, UK. The certificate was issued in Dabrowie. The place of
birth is a little hard to work out, it looks like Swibodzin or
Szcibodzin. We have had it looked at by a translator who came up with
Tzaribodjinia. do these names mean anything to anyone?

I am also working my way through translating some yiddish letters sent
by Zelig's sister (Zeftal or Zofia SWARTZ), these letters mention a
house in Shibodzin but I can't find any of these names!!

We know that Zeftal lived in Mielec and that her daughter Rivka or
Reginy (married name FORTGANG) lived in Tarnow up until the Shoah.
Possibly Shibodzin is in this area?? Any ideas??

Thanks
Eve Sacker
Sheitl@ AOL.COM
Lichfield UK

searching - SPANGELET - TARNOW
KOHANE - TARNOW


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Shibodzin #galicia

Sheitl@...
 

Dear Galitzianers,

I have a copy of my husband's great grandfather's birth certificate
(Zelig SPANGELET). We know that he lived in Tarnow before coming to
London, UK. The certificate was issued in Dabrowie. The place of
birth is a little hard to work out, it looks like Swibodzin or
Szcibodzin. We have had it looked at by a translator who came up with
Tzaribodjinia. do these names mean anything to anyone?

I am also working my way through translating some yiddish letters sent
by Zelig's sister (Zeftal or Zofia SWARTZ), these letters mention a
house in Shibodzin but I can't find any of these names!!

We know that Zeftal lived in Mielec and that her daughter Rivka or
Reginy (married name FORTGANG) lived in Tarnow up until the Shoah.
Possibly Shibodzin is in this area?? Any ideas??

Thanks
Eve Sacker
Sheitl@ AOL.COM
Lichfield UK

searching - SPANGELET - TARNOW
KOHANE - TARNOW


Re: The name Cyril #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

Thank you, Judith, but in my case I cannot get info on the several Cyrils'
Hebrew names, and that is why I have to work backward, assuming they all
had the Hebrew name Yisrael.....

David Goldman
davic@erols.com

Judith Romney Wegner wrote:

Instead of asking whether there is a common Hebrew name that
Cyrils "go by." try asking, Is there a common Hebrew name whose owners
tend to "go by" Cyril? One should bear in mind that is the Hebrew name
that a child receives at his circumcision ceremony -- or for girls, in the
synagogue baby-naming ritual. People start off with the Hebrew name for
ancestral reasons, and that is they have to look around for an English
sound-match.


Re: surname SILVERSTEIN #lithuania

ADAM1GS@...
 

Hi Gail,
I saw your message re: SILVERSTEIN on the Litvak SIG. I'm not sure if
this means anything to you, or your research, but when I was a young man
living in Nashua, N.H., there was a SILVERSTEIN family that lived there for a
number of years. They were brothers, Harold and Jerome. Harold and his wife
owned a ladies clothing store and Jerome was an attorney. Both are deceased.
If this has any meaning to you let me know and I will try and get you a
contact address.
Best Regards,
Fred Klein - adam1gs@aol.com


Re: Michael Don #lithuania

Evrotz@...
 

Does anyone out there know of a MICHAEL DON whose parents were Louis and Ella
Don and grandparents were Yetta Goldberg and Max Don who came >from around
Marijampole, Lithuania to the Connecticut area about late 1880's early 1890's.
Yetta was one of three sisters and five brothers. Some settled in New York
and Georgia. Trying to get together for a Goldberg reunion. TIA


Evelyn Goldberg Rotz
Coconut Creek, Fl.33066
Evrotz@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The name Cyril #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

Thank you, Judith, but in my case I cannot get info on the several Cyrils'
Hebrew names, and that is why I have to work backward, assuming they all
had the Hebrew name Yisrael.....

David Goldman
davic@erols.com

Judith Romney Wegner wrote:

Instead of asking whether there is a common Hebrew name that
Cyrils "go by." try asking, Is there a common Hebrew name whose owners
tend to "go by" Cyril? One should bear in mind that is the Hebrew name
that a child receives at his circumcision ceremony -- or for girls, in the
synagogue baby-naming ritual. People start off with the Hebrew name for
ancestral reasons, and that is they have to look around for an English
sound-match.