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Census puzzle about PRWR #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

I have received a response >from the people at the Census Bureau in
Washington D.C. concerning the notations of "PRWR" on some of the data
from 1910.
Their answer is "We don't know. When we find out more, we will let you know."

At least we know that they are aware of our inquiry and are as stumped as we are!

Barbara Zimmer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Census puzzle about PRWR #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

I have received a response >from the people at the Census Bureau in
Washington D.C. concerning the notations of "PRWR" on some of the data
from 1910.
Their answer is "We don't know. When we find out more, we will let you know."

At least we know that they are aware of our inquiry and are as stumped as we are!

Barbara Zimmer


LEFKOWITZ - 1930s NYC - Sam, Bertha, Mary, Mathilda #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm searching for a niece of my great-grandmother (Eleanore NEUMANN nee
POLLAK) who I just discovered in the 1930 U.S. Census living on E. 81st. St.
in NYC. The family is Samuel LEFKOWITZ (a tailor, born 5/24/1880 in
Austria-Hungary), wife Bertha (nee NEUMANN/NEWMAN; born 1877 in Kolodeje,
Czech Republic), daughters Mary (born NYC 1909) and Mathilda (born NYC
1912). Mary and Mathilda are listed as "typists". I cannot find them in
the 1910 or 1920 Censes. Any information about them will be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


NEWMAN - 1920s NYC - Otto, Carrie, son William, son "S", daughter "J" #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm searching for a niece of my great-grandmother (Eleanore NEUMANN nee
POLLAK) who I just discovered in the 1920 U.S. Census living on 9th Ave. in
NYC. The family is Otto NEWMAN (originally NEUMANN, a storekeeper, born
5/19/1882 near Kolodeje/Blatna, Czech Republic, arrived in U.S. in 1900),
his wife Carrie (born ~1884 in New York), sons William (born in NYC ~1917)
and "S" (born in NYC ~1915), and daughter "J" (born in NYC In 1919). I
cannot find them in the 1910 or 1930 U.S. Census. I also suspect they may
have converted to Christianity. Any information on this family would be
greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LEFKOWITZ - 1930s NYC - Sam, Bertha, Mary, Mathilda #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm searching for a niece of my great-grandmother (Eleanore NEUMANN nee
POLLAK) who I just discovered in the 1930 U.S. Census living on E. 81st. St.
in NYC. The family is Samuel LEFKOWITZ (a tailor, born 5/24/1880 in
Austria-Hungary), wife Bertha (nee NEUMANN/NEWMAN; born 1877 in Kolodeje,
Czech Republic), daughters Mary (born NYC 1909) and Mathilda (born NYC
1912). Mary and Mathilda are listed as "typists". I cannot find them in
the 1910 or 1920 Censes. Any information about them will be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NEWMAN - 1920s NYC - Otto, Carrie, son William, son "S", daughter "J" #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm searching for a niece of my great-grandmother (Eleanore NEUMANN nee
POLLAK) who I just discovered in the 1920 U.S. Census living on 9th Ave. in
NYC. The family is Otto NEWMAN (originally NEUMANN, a storekeeper, born
5/19/1882 near Kolodeje/Blatna, Czech Republic, arrived in U.S. in 1900),
his wife Carrie (born ~1884 in New York), sons William (born in NYC ~1917)
and "S" (born in NYC ~1915), and daughter "J" (born in NYC In 1919). I
cannot find them in the 1910 or 1930 U.S. Census. I also suspect they may
have converted to Christianity. Any information on this family would be
greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


WEISKOPF-1920s NYC-Sigmund, Anna, Charles, Leo #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm searching for a niece of my great-grandmother (Eleanore NEUMANN nee
POLLAK) who I just discovered in the 1910 and 1920 U.S. Census living on
10th Ave. in NYC. They are Sigmund WEISKOPF (or WEISSKOPF; born in Karlsbad
in 1879; listed as a dry goods storekeeper), his wife Anna nee NEUMANN (or
NEWMAN; born in Kolodeje, Czech Republic in 1880), and sons Charles (born in
NYC ~1903) and Leo (born in NYC ~1908). I cannot find them in the 1930 U.S.
Census. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WEISKOPF-1920s NYC-Sigmund, Anna, Charles, Leo #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm searching for a niece of my great-grandmother (Eleanore NEUMANN nee
POLLAK) who I just discovered in the 1910 and 1920 U.S. Census living on
10th Ave. in NYC. They are Sigmund WEISKOPF (or WEISSKOPF; born in Karlsbad
in 1879; listed as a dry goods storekeeper), his wife Anna nee NEUMANN (or
NEWMAN; born in Kolodeje, Czech Republic in 1880), and sons Charles (born in
NYC ~1903) and Leo (born in NYC ~1908). I cannot find them in the 1930 U.S.
Census. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


Passports for return to Germany #germany

Hanna K. Grossman <hannakg@...>
 

My great uncle received permission >from Baden to emigrate in 1877.
there is someone with the right name on an arrival list for that year.
There is someone with t the right name and birth date who became a
citizen in NY in 1883. But, there is a record of his working in
Heilbronn in 1895! and no clear record of his being here after 1883.
If he returned after becoming a citizen (how likely is that?) would he
have had a US pass port? or what other record would there be in the US
of his departure? What record might there be in Baden and how would I
find that?

Hanna Grossman, Cornwall, CT <hannakg@optonline.net>


German SIG #Germany Passports for return to Germany #germany

Hanna K. Grossman <hannakg@...>
 

My great uncle received permission >from Baden to emigrate in 1877.
there is someone with the right name on an arrival list for that year.
There is someone with t the right name and birth date who became a
citizen in NY in 1883. But, there is a record of his working in
Heilbronn in 1895! and no clear record of his being here after 1883.
If he returned after becoming a citizen (how likely is that?) would he
have had a US pass port? or what other record would there be in the US
of his departure? What record might there be in Baden and how would I
find that?

Hanna Grossman, Cornwall, CT <hannakg@optonline.net>


Research Assistance in Poznan #germany

airbair@...
 

I am looking for research assistance to locate data on my g and gg grandparents,
who lived in Ostrowo, Posen, Prussia in the first half of the 19th century.

The 2G grandparents appear to have lived and died in Ostrowo,
and six children (all male) immigrated to the US, first
appearing in Montgomery, AL in the 1860 US Census. I do not
believe they all emigrated at the same time. At least one
of the children is said to have emigrated in 1855 via
Hamburg - without any information on port of arrival in the
US. I have death certificates for 3 of the children that
indicate the parents' names and the location of Ostrowo. I
have no information if there were other children who did not emigrate.

I believe the "Ostrowo" of that period is the Ostrow
Wielkepolski of today, in Poznan province, Poland. I know
there are several other Ostrowo's that might be considered, as well.

The 2G grandfather was Israel LEWY, and the gggrandmother of
at least some of the boys was Yetta Israel LEWY. Based on
the children's ages, Israel and Yetta were probably born
about 1800. Family lore indicates that Israel married
twice, so Yetta may not be the mother of all 6.

The children who emigrated to the US were:
Mathias LEWY b 1818-1820 Ostrowo
Benjamin Morris LEWY b 1825
Henry LEWY b 1830
Benno LEWY b 1842 (my ggrandfather)
Isidor LEWY b 1844 Ostrowo
Joseph LEWY b 1849 Ostrowo

Benno was married to Bertha Markus LEWY, also >from Ostrowo,
b 1839. I do not know if Benno and Bertha were married in
Ostrowo or in Alabama - but I surmise it was in Alabama.
If anyone can advise me how to locate a researcher working
in the Poznan area who can help unravel some of these
questions, I would be very appreciative. And good luck on
your research, too!

Jeff Lewy San Francisco, CA

Surnames of interest: LEWY, KAHNWEILER, LOEWENTHAL, MARKUS, LOEWY
MOD NOTE: Please enter these in the JGFF data base. Please do *** not *** append
this list to future messages to GerSIG.


German SIG #Germany Research Assistance in Poznan #germany

airbair@...
 

I am looking for research assistance to locate data on my g and gg grandparents,
who lived in Ostrowo, Posen, Prussia in the first half of the 19th century.

The 2G grandparents appear to have lived and died in Ostrowo,
and six children (all male) immigrated to the US, first
appearing in Montgomery, AL in the 1860 US Census. I do not
believe they all emigrated at the same time. At least one
of the children is said to have emigrated in 1855 via
Hamburg - without any information on port of arrival in the
US. I have death certificates for 3 of the children that
indicate the parents' names and the location of Ostrowo. I
have no information if there were other children who did not emigrate.

I believe the "Ostrowo" of that period is the Ostrow
Wielkepolski of today, in Poznan province, Poland. I know
there are several other Ostrowo's that might be considered, as well.

The 2G grandfather was Israel LEWY, and the gggrandmother of
at least some of the boys was Yetta Israel LEWY. Based on
the children's ages, Israel and Yetta were probably born
about 1800. Family lore indicates that Israel married
twice, so Yetta may not be the mother of all 6.

The children who emigrated to the US were:
Mathias LEWY b 1818-1820 Ostrowo
Benjamin Morris LEWY b 1825
Henry LEWY b 1830
Benno LEWY b 1842 (my ggrandfather)
Isidor LEWY b 1844 Ostrowo
Joseph LEWY b 1849 Ostrowo

Benno was married to Bertha Markus LEWY, also >from Ostrowo,
b 1839. I do not know if Benno and Bertha were married in
Ostrowo or in Alabama - but I surmise it was in Alabama.
If anyone can advise me how to locate a researcher working
in the Poznan area who can help unravel some of these
questions, I would be very appreciative. And good luck on
your research, too!

Jeff Lewy San Francisco, CA

Surnames of interest: LEWY, KAHNWEILER, LOEWENTHAL, MARKUS, LOEWY
MOD NOTE: Please enter these in the JGFF data base. Please do *** not *** append
this list to future messages to GerSIG.


SITE CITE - Breslau Cemetery Photographs #germany

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

Dear Researchers,
I have recently come across a website that contains many photographs of
headstones >from the old Jewish Cemetery in Breslau.

Some of you may find it of interest. The web site also has other
information and resources of value eg a searchable version of the 1941
Breslau address book

http://www.breslau-wroclaw.de/de/breslau/history/jfh/


Regards Geoff Kaiser Melbourne, Australia <geoff_kaiser@hotmail.com>


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - Breslau Cemetery Photographs #germany

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

Dear Researchers,
I have recently come across a website that contains many photographs of
headstones >from the old Jewish Cemetery in Breslau.

Some of you may find it of interest. The web site also has other
information and resources of value eg a searchable version of the 1941
Breslau address book

http://www.breslau-wroclaw.de/de/breslau/history/jfh/


Regards Geoff Kaiser Melbourne, Australia <geoff_kaiser@hotmail.com>


Maximilian Joseph WOLFF arrived in Gravesend 8/9/1810 from Pillau #germany

Jan Bousse <janbousse@...>
 

Dear Listers,
The above voyage prompts me to ask questions about the conditions and
circumstances of this voyage and about he man Wolff. The arrival was found
at the National Archives in Kew, the details are that Maximilian Joseph
WOLFF came per Hamburg vessel Irene, >from Pillau, a native of Prussia,
merchant's clerk. I know that Pillau was the main harbour of Koenigsberg, it
was in Prussia, later East-Prussia, now Russia. I read that the French
besieged Pillau in 1807 and that the Prussian authority was restored in 1812
or 1813. My first question is, was Pillau and/or Koenigsberg in 1810 under
French regime? Connected with that, what was the status of Jews in
Koenigsberg/Pillau in the period of 1807 to 1810?

Would it have been easier for a Jewish man >from the Kurmark to adopt a
different name, before the year 1812, when it became mandatory to adopt a
fixed surname in that part of Prussia? I know that these regulations
differed >from area to area, so I am not categorical about this. Do you know
of any records surviving >from that time about shipping, passengers,
addresses, Jewish schools? My suggestion is that the said Wolff was perhaps
Marcus, son of Joseph Jonas, born in Liebenwalde around 1788. He is listed
in the Judenliste for Liebenwalde up to 1809, that year with the remark
"abs.". It seems possible that he left his home town around 1808, possibly
to study or train in Koenigsberg, then departed for England in 1810. A year
later, in 1811, he continued his voyage to Jamaica, where he worked for a number
of years as the attorney for his uncle Henry CERF, a large plantation owner.

Any help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Jan BOUSSE, Oostende, Belgium janbousse@skynet.be


German SIG #Germany Maximilian Joseph WOLFF arrived in Gravesend 8/9/1810 from Pillau #germany

Jan Bousse <janbousse@...>
 

Dear Listers,
The above voyage prompts me to ask questions about the conditions and
circumstances of this voyage and about he man Wolff. The arrival was found
at the National Archives in Kew, the details are that Maximilian Joseph
WOLFF came per Hamburg vessel Irene, >from Pillau, a native of Prussia,
merchant's clerk. I know that Pillau was the main harbour of Koenigsberg, it
was in Prussia, later East-Prussia, now Russia. I read that the French
besieged Pillau in 1807 and that the Prussian authority was restored in 1812
or 1813. My first question is, was Pillau and/or Koenigsberg in 1810 under
French regime? Connected with that, what was the status of Jews in
Koenigsberg/Pillau in the period of 1807 to 1810?

Would it have been easier for a Jewish man >from the Kurmark to adopt a
different name, before the year 1812, when it became mandatory to adopt a
fixed surname in that part of Prussia? I know that these regulations
differed >from area to area, so I am not categorical about this. Do you know
of any records surviving >from that time about shipping, passengers,
addresses, Jewish schools? My suggestion is that the said Wolff was perhaps
Marcus, son of Joseph Jonas, born in Liebenwalde around 1788. He is listed
in the Judenliste for Liebenwalde up to 1809, that year with the remark
"abs.". It seems possible that he left his home town around 1808, possibly
to study or train in Koenigsberg, then departed for England in 1810. A year
later, in 1811, he continued his voyage to Jamaica, where he worked for a number
of years as the attorney for his uncle Henry CERF, a large plantation owner.

Any help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Jan BOUSSE, Oostende, Belgium janbousse@skynet.be


SULZBACH Family of Fuerth #germany

ralphnbaer@...
 

There is a family tree for a SULZBACH family that lived in Fuerth near
Nuernberg at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York. The family consists
of descendants of a Seligmann (Pinchas) SULZBACH who died on 22 August
1801 in Fuerth. He was married three times, 1. to Gitel GUTMANN (1745 -
13 September 1764 Fuerth), 2. in 1766 to Matle (or Sorle) GUTMANN (died
1 March 1784 Fuerth), and 3. on 29 June 1784 in Sulzbach to Hannele
Josel (SULZBACH?).

Seligmann's father was Loeser of Sulzbach in the Upper Palatinate (now
Sulzbach-Rosenberg, a few miles northwest of Amberg). It appears to me
that this is the same person as my fifth great grandfather Lazarus
Seligmann of Sulzbach. Lazarus Seligmann is listed in a 1745 census of
Sulzbach. Lazarus Seligmann is known to have had eight children. I have
identifired only one, my ancestor Joseph Lazarus Seligmann who remained
in Sulzbach. He was born in 1727 and died between 1808 and 1813.

Is anyone familiar with the SULZBACH family of Fuerth?

Ralph N. Baer Washington, DC RalphNBaer@aol.com


German SIG #Germany SULZBACH Family of Fuerth #germany

ralphnbaer@...
 

There is a family tree for a SULZBACH family that lived in Fuerth near
Nuernberg at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York. The family consists
of descendants of a Seligmann (Pinchas) SULZBACH who died on 22 August
1801 in Fuerth. He was married three times, 1. to Gitel GUTMANN (1745 -
13 September 1764 Fuerth), 2. in 1766 to Matle (or Sorle) GUTMANN (died
1 March 1784 Fuerth), and 3. on 29 June 1784 in Sulzbach to Hannele
Josel (SULZBACH?).

Seligmann's father was Loeser of Sulzbach in the Upper Palatinate (now
Sulzbach-Rosenberg, a few miles northwest of Amberg). It appears to me
that this is the same person as my fifth great grandfather Lazarus
Seligmann of Sulzbach. Lazarus Seligmann is listed in a 1745 census of
Sulzbach. Lazarus Seligmann is known to have had eight children. I have
identifired only one, my ancestor Joseph Lazarus Seligmann who remained
in Sulzbach. He was born in 1727 and died between 1808 and 1813.

Is anyone familiar with the SULZBACH family of Fuerth?

Ralph N. Baer Washington, DC RalphNBaer@aol.com


We missed you #general

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I know that I speak for many when I say how much we have missed you.
A Happy New Year to all at Jewishgen who do so much for all of us
researching our ancestors. Thank you for all your hard work. I am
sure you have had a very hard week and we are all aware of the
difficulties you have faced.
Arlene Beare
Latvia SIG

MODERATOR NOTE: Thank you for the kind words, and thanks also to
Hazel Boon, Anna Przybyszewska Drozd & Yale J. Reisner, and Paul
Silverstone, who have also sent good wishes. Our Houston volunteers
will be glad to receive them. The moderators wish to thank all
genners for their great patience during our involuntary "vacation."


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen We missed you #general

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I know that I speak for many when I say how much we have missed you.
A Happy New Year to all at Jewishgen who do so much for all of us
researching our ancestors. Thank you for all your hard work. I am
sure you have had a very hard week and we are all aware of the
difficulties you have faced.
Arlene Beare
Latvia SIG

MODERATOR NOTE: Thank you for the kind words, and thanks also to
Hazel Boon, Anna Przybyszewska Drozd & Yale J. Reisner, and Paul
Silverstone, who have also sent good wishes. Our Houston volunteers
will be glad to receive them. The moderators wish to thank all
genners for their great patience during our involuntary "vacation."