Date   

GerSIG meeting in 5 weeks - We encourage your input #germany

gersig@...
 

Just over a month >from now the annual IAJGS Conference wil bring Jewish
Genealogists >from around the world to New York. Based on past experience,
we can expect a very large turnout at this meeting.

We were not able to conduct GerSIG business meetings at the last two
Conferences but the GerSIG leadership hopes to take advantage of a
well-attended New York meeting to gather and share input >from our members.

We hope that many of you will be in New York and attend our Luncheon and also
our business meeting earlier on Monday.

Those of you who can't attend the Conference are invited to send your
comments, suggestions, and other input for possible inclusion during our meetings.

At these meetings we recognize outstanding contributions of various
kinds by our members.

We also discuss new research project ideas, ideas for improving our
Discussion Group and website as well as other aspects of our group.

This year we hope to improve our ability to conduct meaningful research
projects and post the resultant data at our website or at JewishGen.

To this end we will seek a well-qualified GerSIG member who is willing
and able to serve as a GerSIG group Coordinator with the title:
Director of GerSIG Research Projects.

I'm looking forward to seeing many of you at our meetings in August.
If you can't attend in person we will welcome your participation via Email to:

gersig@...

John Paul Lowens, NYC, GerSIG Coordinator and Moderator "MOD1"


German SIG #Germany GerSIG meeting in 5 weeks - We encourage your input #germany

gersig@...
 

Just over a month >from now the annual IAJGS Conference wil bring Jewish
Genealogists >from around the world to New York. Based on past experience,
we can expect a very large turnout at this meeting.

We were not able to conduct GerSIG business meetings at the last two
Conferences but the GerSIG leadership hopes to take advantage of a
well-attended New York meeting to gather and share input >from our members.

We hope that many of you will be in New York and attend our Luncheon and also
our business meeting earlier on Monday.

Those of you who can't attend the Conference are invited to send your
comments, suggestions, and other input for possible inclusion during our meetings.

At these meetings we recognize outstanding contributions of various
kinds by our members.

We also discuss new research project ideas, ideas for improving our
Discussion Group and website as well as other aspects of our group.

This year we hope to improve our ability to conduct meaningful research
projects and post the resultant data at our website or at JewishGen.

To this end we will seek a well-qualified GerSIG member who is willing
and able to serve as a GerSIG group Coordinator with the title:
Director of GerSIG Research Projects.

I'm looking forward to seeing many of you at our meetings in August.
If you can't attend in person we will welcome your participation via Email to:

gersig@...

John Paul Lowens, NYC, GerSIG Coordinator and Moderator "MOD1"


Name "Sender" as given name and 18th century research on BILLSTEIN family #germany

Janet Akaha <Akaha@...>
 

I am basically asking how I can use specific given names and family
naming patterns to break through the brick wall I encounter when I
get back to my GGG grandfather Alexander ben Moses who was born
around 1770, probably in Hesse-Darmstadt. He was living in
Rulfenrod, Hesse-Darmstadt by 1800 where his seven children were
born. There was only one other family living in this small hamlet.
According to family legend, our name came >from a nearby mountain (or
rather a hill). I have been doing genealogy for about 12 years, and
Alexander and his offspring appear to be the ONLY Jewish BILLSTEIN
line. That tells me that IF he had siblings, they chose a different surname.

In an effort to find his family, I have researched the lines that
connect to my family. I have very detailed trees for SPIER, HEXTER/
HOECHSTER/HOEXTER, BACH(A)RACH, WERTHEIM, FROEHLICH, SCHEUER &
SONDHEIM(ER). They are all >from the Hesse-Darmstadt and Cassel
area. However, I have just noticed that some of my Billstein given
names do not appear in these families. The three names that I have
been looking for are Baruch, Sender (This was the actual name on the
birth certificate, so I don't know if it is a nick name for Alexander
or perhaps related to Sender as a surname??) and Alexander.
Can anyone tell me the origin of this name?

Hopefully this will clarify some of the above information:
Moses ??? b. ca 1750
..... Alexander ben Moses b. ca 1775 unknown location, but probably
Hesse-Darmstadt
..........married: Sara ???
....................Baruch BILLSTEIN b. ca 1800 Rulfenrod, Hesse-
Darmstadt
.................... married: Beile WERTHEIM b. ca 1806 (marriage
record states father is Hirsch
............................... >from Wehrda)
..................................... Sender BILLSTEIN b. 1839
Rulfrenrod
..................................... Other children:Yetta HEXTER,
Rosa SCHEUER, Betty KAPPENBERG,
..................................... Hirsch, Theresa, Gintel,
Sender, Saleman, Selig, Ester JOSEPH
......................................Moses BILLSTEIN b. 1846
Rulfenrod (my line)
....................................... married: Esther SIM(P)SO(H)
N b. 1855 Philadelphia
....................................... (Esther's maternal aunt is
Caroline BLUM who married
Meyer ........................................FLEISHER, mentioned
below as nephew of Alexander
(Sender) ........................................LEBRECHT of
Memmelsdorf. The BLUMs were >from
Kleinsteinach, ........................................Bavaria.
Esther's father was >from Kirch-Brombach, Odenwald).
.................... Lippman BILLSTEIN, Moses BILLSTEIN, Simon
BILLSTEIN, Sprinz MAYER,
.................... Beile FROEHLICH, & Geatil STERN

I have already tried plugging names into the [name of commercial
genealogy website deleted by Moderator] search engine
and my own "find anything" search with my Reunion genealogy program,
which can search by all sorts of criteria. My database includes
more than 35,000 names and I only had another "Sender" in one
instance. This is for an Alexander (Sender) Lebrecht of
Memmelsdorf, Bavaria b. ca 1778. His nephew Meyer Fleisher married a
sister of my Great great grandmother (not >from the same line as
Sender) Mary Blum of Kleinsteinach, Bavaria. Searching for
"Alexander" in my database I noticed that my Alexander was the only Alexander
I had born between 1700 and 1830 in Prussia.

Yesterday I went through the name index for Nathan Reiss's recent
book which includes thousands of individuals, and there were only a
couple of Alexanders, no Senders and a maybe 10 Baruchs. My
conclusion was that this name is not very popular in Hesse and maybe
my Alexander Billstein came to Rulfenrod >from some other part of Germany.

Unfortunately Family Tree of the Jewish People doesn't allow a search
by first name only. Are there any other databases that I could use?
If anyone else out there has a database rich in individuals >from
Hesse-Darmstadt or Bavaria born between 1700 and 1850, I would be
very appreciative if you could search for families that have some of
my given names. Any research suggestions would be very appreciated.

I would be glad to share my information on any of these families.

Janet Billstein Akaha Salinas, Calif. USA


German SIG #Germany Name "Sender" as given name and 18th century research on BILLSTEIN family #germany

Janet Akaha <Akaha@...>
 

I am basically asking how I can use specific given names and family
naming patterns to break through the brick wall I encounter when I
get back to my GGG grandfather Alexander ben Moses who was born
around 1770, probably in Hesse-Darmstadt. He was living in
Rulfenrod, Hesse-Darmstadt by 1800 where his seven children were
born. There was only one other family living in this small hamlet.
According to family legend, our name came >from a nearby mountain (or
rather a hill). I have been doing genealogy for about 12 years, and
Alexander and his offspring appear to be the ONLY Jewish BILLSTEIN
line. That tells me that IF he had siblings, they chose a different surname.

In an effort to find his family, I have researched the lines that
connect to my family. I have very detailed trees for SPIER, HEXTER/
HOECHSTER/HOEXTER, BACH(A)RACH, WERTHEIM, FROEHLICH, SCHEUER &
SONDHEIM(ER). They are all >from the Hesse-Darmstadt and Cassel
area. However, I have just noticed that some of my Billstein given
names do not appear in these families. The three names that I have
been looking for are Baruch, Sender (This was the actual name on the
birth certificate, so I don't know if it is a nick name for Alexander
or perhaps related to Sender as a surname??) and Alexander.
Can anyone tell me the origin of this name?

Hopefully this will clarify some of the above information:
Moses ??? b. ca 1750
..... Alexander ben Moses b. ca 1775 unknown location, but probably
Hesse-Darmstadt
..........married: Sara ???
....................Baruch BILLSTEIN b. ca 1800 Rulfenrod, Hesse-
Darmstadt
.................... married: Beile WERTHEIM b. ca 1806 (marriage
record states father is Hirsch
............................... >from Wehrda)
..................................... Sender BILLSTEIN b. 1839
Rulfrenrod
..................................... Other children:Yetta HEXTER,
Rosa SCHEUER, Betty KAPPENBERG,
..................................... Hirsch, Theresa, Gintel,
Sender, Saleman, Selig, Ester JOSEPH
......................................Moses BILLSTEIN b. 1846
Rulfenrod (my line)
....................................... married: Esther SIM(P)SO(H)
N b. 1855 Philadelphia
....................................... (Esther's maternal aunt is
Caroline BLUM who married
Meyer ........................................FLEISHER, mentioned
below as nephew of Alexander
(Sender) ........................................LEBRECHT of
Memmelsdorf. The BLUMs were >from
Kleinsteinach, ........................................Bavaria.
Esther's father was >from Kirch-Brombach, Odenwald).
.................... Lippman BILLSTEIN, Moses BILLSTEIN, Simon
BILLSTEIN, Sprinz MAYER,
.................... Beile FROEHLICH, & Geatil STERN

I have already tried plugging names into the [name of commercial
genealogy website deleted by Moderator] search engine
and my own "find anything" search with my Reunion genealogy program,
which can search by all sorts of criteria. My database includes
more than 35,000 names and I only had another "Sender" in one
instance. This is for an Alexander (Sender) Lebrecht of
Memmelsdorf, Bavaria b. ca 1778. His nephew Meyer Fleisher married a
sister of my Great great grandmother (not >from the same line as
Sender) Mary Blum of Kleinsteinach, Bavaria. Searching for
"Alexander" in my database I noticed that my Alexander was the only Alexander
I had born between 1700 and 1830 in Prussia.

Yesterday I went through the name index for Nathan Reiss's recent
book which includes thousands of individuals, and there were only a
couple of Alexanders, no Senders and a maybe 10 Baruchs. My
conclusion was that this name is not very popular in Hesse and maybe
my Alexander Billstein came to Rulfenrod >from some other part of Germany.

Unfortunately Family Tree of the Jewish People doesn't allow a search
by first name only. Are there any other databases that I could use?
If anyone else out there has a database rich in individuals >from
Hesse-Darmstadt or Bavaria born between 1700 and 1850, I would be
very appreciative if you could search for families that have some of
my given names. Any research suggestions would be very appreciated.

I would be glad to share my information on any of these families.

Janet Billstein Akaha Salinas, Calif. USA


GerSIG offers funding for creation of data for JewishGen or GerSIG websites #germany

gersig@...
 

GERSIG is announcing the availability of funding for organizations or
individuals who can prepare and and post online data of interest
to German-Jewish family historians.

Grants can only be considered for the preparation of data that
will be available online via the GerSIG or JewishGen websites.

Grants of up to $3,000 are available for projects.

Applications are due by July 19, 2006.

Awards will be selected by the GerSIG coordinators and announced
at the 2006 August New York City Conference. (GerSIG Monday morning meeting)

We are grateful to generous donors to GERSIG who, over the past few years,
have contributed over $8,000 for distribution to such projects.

Organizations or individuals interested in applying for funding should
submit an application to:

KFranklin@...

Applications should include a brief description of the project,
budget and schedule.

Preference will be given to those projects able to be completed
and partially or completely posted within a year.

Projects judged to be of interest to the largest number of indivduals
will also receive preference.

Additional funds collected by July 19 can be distributed in this funding period.

To send contributions via credit card and the Internet please use the webform at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=13

* * * * Be sure to check "GerSIG General Fund". * * * *

Or, write "GerSIG General fund" on a check sent to:

JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Dr., Suite 130-472
League City, TX 77573

GERSIG Coordinators
Werner Frank, Karen Franklin, John Paul Lowens, Arthur Obermayer


German SIG #Germany GerSIG offers funding for creation of data for JewishGen or GerSIG websites #germany

gersig@...
 

GERSIG is announcing the availability of funding for organizations or
individuals who can prepare and and post online data of interest
to German-Jewish family historians.

Grants can only be considered for the preparation of data that
will be available online via the GerSIG or JewishGen websites.

Grants of up to $3,000 are available for projects.

Applications are due by July 19, 2006.

Awards will be selected by the GerSIG coordinators and announced
at the 2006 August New York City Conference. (GerSIG Monday morning meeting)

We are grateful to generous donors to GERSIG who, over the past few years,
have contributed over $8,000 for distribution to such projects.

Organizations or individuals interested in applying for funding should
submit an application to:

KFranklin@...

Applications should include a brief description of the project,
budget and schedule.

Preference will be given to those projects able to be completed
and partially or completely posted within a year.

Projects judged to be of interest to the largest number of indivduals
will also receive preference.

Additional funds collected by July 19 can be distributed in this funding period.

To send contributions via credit card and the Internet please use the webform at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=13

* * * * Be sure to check "GerSIG General Fund". * * * *

Or, write "GerSIG General fund" on a check sent to:

JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Dr., Suite 130-472
League City, TX 77573

GERSIG Coordinators
Werner Frank, Karen Franklin, John Paul Lowens, Arthur Obermayer


Synagogues in Ventspils #latvia

Sue Levy
 

On our walk around the Old City in Ventspils a few weeks ago, we hunted
down the Summer Synagogue featured in a postcard we bought >from the Jewish
Museum in Riga. The building, not surprisingly located in Synagogue Street
(Sinagogas iela) is in dreadful condition and is used as a factory. We
couldn't get close enough to see any details, because the owner rather
rudely chased us off. He must get tired of tourists looking and
photographing through the gate. It's easily recognizable, by the shape of
the windows (a rectangle flanked by triangles) on the front gable.

Interestingly, someone had scrawled a message on the wooden fence in Hebrew,
and some of the writing was upside down as if the person had climbed up and
leaned over the fence >from the inside. Curious.

We are curious about the very large brick church on the adjacent corner.
Surely this building was also a synagogue originally - it has all the style
of one, including the two staircases inside the front entrance. Can anyone
confirm this?

Sue Levy
Perth, Australia

GUTMAN, WEINER, WESTERMAN (Jaunjelgava, Latvia)


Latvia SIG #Latvia Synagogues in Ventspils #latvia

Sue Levy
 

On our walk around the Old City in Ventspils a few weeks ago, we hunted
down the Summer Synagogue featured in a postcard we bought >from the Jewish
Museum in Riga. The building, not surprisingly located in Synagogue Street
(Sinagogas iela) is in dreadful condition and is used as a factory. We
couldn't get close enough to see any details, because the owner rather
rudely chased us off. He must get tired of tourists looking and
photographing through the gate. It's easily recognizable, by the shape of
the windows (a rectangle flanked by triangles) on the front gable.

Interestingly, someone had scrawled a message on the wooden fence in Hebrew,
and some of the writing was upside down as if the person had climbed up and
leaned over the fence >from the inside. Curious.

We are curious about the very large brick church on the adjacent corner.
Surely this building was also a synagogue originally - it has all the style
of one, including the two staircases inside the front entrance. Can anyone
confirm this?

Sue Levy
Perth, Australia

GUTMAN, WEINER, WESTERMAN (Jaunjelgava, Latvia)


Re: DANZIGERs in dutch database #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Elsebeth Paikin mentioned a Dutch website listing many people with the
surname DANZIGER, including some identified as having been born in Danzig.
There have also been posts about people with surnames derived >from Danzig
who appear in other databases. I would appreciate hearing your thoughts
about how we should best deal with this information. Should we merely link
to it? Should we try to republish it on our website?

In the articles section of our website, you can find an extensive list of
such surnames >from Alexander Beider's books.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland RE: DANZIGERs in dutch database #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Elsebeth Paikin mentioned a Dutch website listing many people with the
surname DANZIGER, including some identified as having been born in Danzig.
There have also been posts about people with surnames derived >from Danzig
who appear in other databases. I would appreciate hearing your thoughts
about how we should best deal with this information. Should we merely link
to it? Should we try to republish it on our website?

In the articles section of our website, you can find an extensive list of
such surnames >from Alexander Beider's books.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


LIPKOVITS from Kosice(?), Hungary #general

Philip Stuehler-Walter <stuehler-walter@...>
 

Dear Genners,

first of all please apologize this message by an absolutely unknown
stranger. But please be also sure that this is no spam, advertisement or
anything similar. Nevertheless you should read this to the end because it
might be, we`re relatives! If you mean I am still an unknown stranger after
reading this message, just kick it into the dustbin ;-)

My name is Philip and I live in Bonn/Germany. I try to get in contact to
"the lost (jewish) part" of my family in the U.S. since the year 2000 -
until now unfortunally without succes. But the years of researching the
ancestors brang some more informations about the LIPKOVITS-family, than I
had before!

from my point of view the central and beginning person is my
greatgrandfather

Bernat Abram Lipkovits,

born 1870 in Hungary (I think it has been in Kosice, which is part of
slovakia now and has been called Kassa [or in german: Kaschau] before), died
05.08.1905 in Berlin/Germany.

His parents have been

Isaak LIPKOVITS and Hani FRIEDMANN >from Hungary.

Bernat Abram has been the owner of a trading company for good wines and
liqueurs in Berlin. He has been married to Klara GRINDEL (she`s been not
Jewish, what is the reason wyh we all are not Jewish today).

They had three daughters:

Lipkovics, Irma (my grandmum !), * Berlin/Germany 13.08.1899, +
Marburg/Germany 23.09.1972
oo Johannes KLEIN, + Marburg/Germany 1973

Lipkovics, Edith, * Berlin/Germany 1900, + Greece 1986(?)
oo Dr. Alexander WAMWETZOS, * Greece

Lipkovics, Margot, * Berlin/Germany 1902, + Greece 1985

My grandmum spend some time >from 1923 to 1926 in the U.S. for working as an
english teacher and for visiting the family. After about 1930 the contact to
the amrican part of the family broke down, I don`t know why. But I`ve got a
photo-album here about the time of my grandmum in the U.S. with some of the
following people being photographed.

Some of the brothers and sisters of Bernat Abram emigrated to the U.S.
arround the turn of the 19th / 20th century and in the early years of the
20th century. It`s been - as far as I know by now - the following people:

LIPKOWITZ, Jacob * Hungary 1872, + New York 1920 - 1930
oo Tini JAKOBSON, * Hungary 1875

My mum told me that my grandmum often told stories about "uncle Jake". He
and Tinnie had the following children:

Lipkowitz, Ruth * New York 1902

Lipkowitz, Hattie * New York 1903

Lipkowitz, Arthur * New York 1908

There has been at least one sister who emigrated to the U.S.

Lipkovits, Mollie, * Hungary 1876
oo Jacob WEISS

As it seems, Jacob Weiss has been the first adress for all the Lipkovits`in
New York coming in >from Europe. In 1923 his adress has been 185 Lexington Ave.,
New York

According to the stories I heard, Jacob Weiss has been "uncle Jacob" as my
grandmum has called him.

Children of Mollie Lipkovits and Jacob Weiss:

WEISS, Henrietta, * New York 1898

WEISS, Sadie, * New York 1900
oo (?) KRAMER

daughter of them: KRAMER, Regina, * New York 1921

WEISS, Milton, Boxer, * New York 1902

WEISS, Jeanette, * New York 1904

WEISS, Rose S., * New York 1909(?)

One further brother of Bernat Abram emigrating to the U.S. has been

LIPKOVITS, Josef, Insurance Agent, * Hungary 1882
oo Fannie * 1885

Children of Josef and Fannie Lipkovits:

LIPKOVITS, Helen, * Conneticut 1909

LIPKOVITS, Ruth, * New York 1911

LIPKOVITS, Gertrude, * New York 1914

LIPKOVITS, Irving, * Conneticut 1915

LIPKOVITS, Frank, * Conneticut 1918

And there have been the following people:

LIPKOWITZ, Moses, * Hungary 1886
LIPKOVITZ, Mov (?), * Hungary
LIPKOVITS, Hani (?), * Hungary

Please note that the last three people are not confirmed to be ancestors of
"my" Lipkovits - family. They are only suspected to be so.

At the Ellis-Island-Documents you can find a Josef Lipkovits coming
from Tiba/Hungary. He arrived at the US at 21th of May in 1903 at the age of
21 coming >from Hamburg onboard the ship Pennsylvania. According to the ship
manifest his first destination also has been his brother in law Jacob Weiss
in NY. But it might be the he is the same Josef Lipkovits as mentioned
before.

Further "suspect" persons according to the Ellis-Island-documents are the
following people:

Terczia LIPKOVITS >from Kelenfatah/Hungary, arrived at the 5th of September
in 1911 at the age of 31 onboard the ship "Kronprinz Wilhelm" >from Bremen.
Destination: her husband Lorenz Lipkovits, 1 R FD Spaginaw (?)/Mich (?)
With her on board has been her daughter Pauline Lipkovits, six years old.

I don`t know what happened to the part of the family which stayed in Europe
during the war and the shoah, but I presume that most of them have been
mudered by the nazis. I only know about one "uncle Emil" who stayed in
Kosice and has been a professor at one of the universities there after the
war. It seems that he renamed himself into "LANY" or "LANYI" or
"Lipkovits-Lanyi" or anything similar. If you take a look at the yad vashem
database of shoah-victims, there are quite a lot of "Lipkovits" coming >from
Kosice. But as I don´t know anything about this part of the family I´m not
able to say definitely if one of them or even who is one of "my" Lipkovits.

Here in Europe of course are some more family-members than only myself and
there is still contact to the greek part of the family.

So if any of the names before sounds familiar to you or even is one of your
ancestors, please contact me.

Until this I keep
with the warmest regards >from Germany,

Philip

Philip Stuehler-Walter
Bonn
Germany
stuehler-walter@...

MODERATOR NOTE: You may want to send this message to JewishGen's Hungary
Special Interest Group too. See <http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/> for
further information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LIPKOVITS from Kosice(?), Hungary #general

Philip Stuehler-Walter <stuehler-walter@...>
 

Dear Genners,

first of all please apologize this message by an absolutely unknown
stranger. But please be also sure that this is no spam, advertisement or
anything similar. Nevertheless you should read this to the end because it
might be, we`re relatives! If you mean I am still an unknown stranger after
reading this message, just kick it into the dustbin ;-)

My name is Philip and I live in Bonn/Germany. I try to get in contact to
"the lost (jewish) part" of my family in the U.S. since the year 2000 -
until now unfortunally without succes. But the years of researching the
ancestors brang some more informations about the LIPKOVITS-family, than I
had before!

from my point of view the central and beginning person is my
greatgrandfather

Bernat Abram Lipkovits,

born 1870 in Hungary (I think it has been in Kosice, which is part of
slovakia now and has been called Kassa [or in german: Kaschau] before), died
05.08.1905 in Berlin/Germany.

His parents have been

Isaak LIPKOVITS and Hani FRIEDMANN >from Hungary.

Bernat Abram has been the owner of a trading company for good wines and
liqueurs in Berlin. He has been married to Klara GRINDEL (she`s been not
Jewish, what is the reason wyh we all are not Jewish today).

They had three daughters:

Lipkovics, Irma (my grandmum !), * Berlin/Germany 13.08.1899, +
Marburg/Germany 23.09.1972
oo Johannes KLEIN, + Marburg/Germany 1973

Lipkovics, Edith, * Berlin/Germany 1900, + Greece 1986(?)
oo Dr. Alexander WAMWETZOS, * Greece

Lipkovics, Margot, * Berlin/Germany 1902, + Greece 1985

My grandmum spend some time >from 1923 to 1926 in the U.S. for working as an
english teacher and for visiting the family. After about 1930 the contact to
the amrican part of the family broke down, I don`t know why. But I`ve got a
photo-album here about the time of my grandmum in the U.S. with some of the
following people being photographed.

Some of the brothers and sisters of Bernat Abram emigrated to the U.S.
arround the turn of the 19th / 20th century and in the early years of the
20th century. It`s been - as far as I know by now - the following people:

LIPKOWITZ, Jacob * Hungary 1872, + New York 1920 - 1930
oo Tini JAKOBSON, * Hungary 1875

My mum told me that my grandmum often told stories about "uncle Jake". He
and Tinnie had the following children:

Lipkowitz, Ruth * New York 1902

Lipkowitz, Hattie * New York 1903

Lipkowitz, Arthur * New York 1908

There has been at least one sister who emigrated to the U.S.

Lipkovits, Mollie, * Hungary 1876
oo Jacob WEISS

As it seems, Jacob Weiss has been the first adress for all the Lipkovits`in
New York coming in >from Europe. In 1923 his adress has been 185 Lexington Ave.,
New York

According to the stories I heard, Jacob Weiss has been "uncle Jacob" as my
grandmum has called him.

Children of Mollie Lipkovits and Jacob Weiss:

WEISS, Henrietta, * New York 1898

WEISS, Sadie, * New York 1900
oo (?) KRAMER

daughter of them: KRAMER, Regina, * New York 1921

WEISS, Milton, Boxer, * New York 1902

WEISS, Jeanette, * New York 1904

WEISS, Rose S., * New York 1909(?)

One further brother of Bernat Abram emigrating to the U.S. has been

LIPKOVITS, Josef, Insurance Agent, * Hungary 1882
oo Fannie * 1885

Children of Josef and Fannie Lipkovits:

LIPKOVITS, Helen, * Conneticut 1909

LIPKOVITS, Ruth, * New York 1911

LIPKOVITS, Gertrude, * New York 1914

LIPKOVITS, Irving, * Conneticut 1915

LIPKOVITS, Frank, * Conneticut 1918

And there have been the following people:

LIPKOWITZ, Moses, * Hungary 1886
LIPKOVITZ, Mov (?), * Hungary
LIPKOVITS, Hani (?), * Hungary

Please note that the last three people are not confirmed to be ancestors of
"my" Lipkovits - family. They are only suspected to be so.

At the Ellis-Island-Documents you can find a Josef Lipkovits coming
from Tiba/Hungary. He arrived at the US at 21th of May in 1903 at the age of
21 coming >from Hamburg onboard the ship Pennsylvania. According to the ship
manifest his first destination also has been his brother in law Jacob Weiss
in NY. But it might be the he is the same Josef Lipkovits as mentioned
before.

Further "suspect" persons according to the Ellis-Island-documents are the
following people:

Terczia LIPKOVITS >from Kelenfatah/Hungary, arrived at the 5th of September
in 1911 at the age of 31 onboard the ship "Kronprinz Wilhelm" >from Bremen.
Destination: her husband Lorenz Lipkovits, 1 R FD Spaginaw (?)/Mich (?)
With her on board has been her daughter Pauline Lipkovits, six years old.

I don`t know what happened to the part of the family which stayed in Europe
during the war and the shoah, but I presume that most of them have been
mudered by the nazis. I only know about one "uncle Emil" who stayed in
Kosice and has been a professor at one of the universities there after the
war. It seems that he renamed himself into "LANY" or "LANYI" or
"Lipkovits-Lanyi" or anything similar. If you take a look at the yad vashem
database of shoah-victims, there are quite a lot of "Lipkovits" coming >from
Kosice. But as I don´t know anything about this part of the family I´m not
able to say definitely if one of them or even who is one of "my" Lipkovits.

Here in Europe of course are some more family-members than only myself and
there is still contact to the greek part of the family.

So if any of the names before sounds familiar to you or even is one of your
ancestors, please contact me.

Until this I keep
with the warmest regards >from Germany,

Philip

Philip Stuehler-Walter
Bonn
Germany
stuehler-walter@...

MODERATOR NOTE: You may want to send this message to JewishGen's Hungary
Special Interest Group too. See <http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/> for
further information.


Identifying towns #hungary

Patricia Weisshaus <patjw28@...>
 

Dear Group,

We have just received pictures of five sisters of my husband's
grandfather. Their maiden names were Furst.

Two of the villages, towns, whatever, show the photographer located
in Kassa and Karpina, as far as we can tell. I have tried to check
jewishgen but could not locate either town.

Although the family was originally >from Kalocsa, we have been told
that these women were actresses with traveling companies. We do not
know the married names, if any, for the women.

Can anyone help with the locations of these two towns?

Thank you.

Pat Weisshaus

Moderator: You're more likely to get a useful response if you include a more descriptive subject line and indicate the approximate year or years that you are searching. Kassa is the Hungarian name for Kosice, Slovakia. Present name of "Karpina" is harder to determine but someone might be able to decipher if you scan the source where this place is listed.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Identifying towns #hungary

Patricia Weisshaus <patjw28@...>
 

Dear Group,

We have just received pictures of five sisters of my husband's
grandfather. Their maiden names were Furst.

Two of the villages, towns, whatever, show the photographer located
in Kassa and Karpina, as far as we can tell. I have tried to check
jewishgen but could not locate either town.

Although the family was originally >from Kalocsa, we have been told
that these women were actresses with traveling companies. We do not
know the married names, if any, for the women.

Can anyone help with the locations of these two towns?

Thank you.

Pat Weisshaus

Moderator: You're more likely to get a useful response if you include a more descriptive subject line and indicate the approximate year or years that you are searching. Kassa is the Hungarian name for Kosice, Slovakia. Present name of "Karpina" is harder to determine but someone might be able to decipher if you scan the source where this place is listed.


Daniel Weinberger #hungary

msleag@...
 

Dear Genners
Daniel [Aser?] Weinberger arrived in NY >from Pancevo-Banat/Hungary.
According to Ellis Island data a
Gyoza Wainberger >from Pancsova arrived on Dec. 1913. According to ship's
manifest the name he gave as closest
Relative in home town was Vilmos Weinberger . Vilmos was my husband's
grandfather who perished in Beograd in 1941 and brother of Daniel. Their
Father Mor Weinberger died in Pancevo in 1905, thus Vilmos became
responsible for all 8 siblings.
I assume Daniel is Gyoza , nevertheless I could not find any one in 1920 and
1930 census that fit information.
Coming to NY in August, I would like to work on this treed.
Any suggestions?

Lea Haber Gedalia ,Jerusalem
Searching for: Haber/Aber/Orenstein [Hirlau Romania to NY, Baltimor, Canada]
Hersckovich-Harris [Tirgu Neamtz to Philadelphia] Schwartz [Husi, Romania]
Derfler, Ellenberg [Bukovina and Czernowic]

Moderator: Please respond off-list unless your information is of general interest.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Daniel Weinberger #hungary

msleag@...
 

Dear Genners
Daniel [Aser?] Weinberger arrived in NY >from Pancevo-Banat/Hungary.
According to Ellis Island data a
Gyoza Wainberger >from Pancsova arrived on Dec. 1913. According to ship's
manifest the name he gave as closest
Relative in home town was Vilmos Weinberger . Vilmos was my husband's
grandfather who perished in Beograd in 1941 and brother of Daniel. Their
Father Mor Weinberger died in Pancevo in 1905, thus Vilmos became
responsible for all 8 siblings.
I assume Daniel is Gyoza , nevertheless I could not find any one in 1920 and
1930 census that fit information.
Coming to NY in August, I would like to work on this treed.
Any suggestions?

Lea Haber Gedalia ,Jerusalem
Searching for: Haber/Aber/Orenstein [Hirlau Romania to NY, Baltimor, Canada]
Hersckovich-Harris [Tirgu Neamtz to Philadelphia] Schwartz [Husi, Romania]
Derfler, Ellenberg [Bukovina and Czernowic]

Moderator: Please respond off-list unless your information is of general interest.


EPSTEIN Family Y-DNA Study #warsaw #poland

Itzhak Epstein
 

Several EPSTEINs have joined in a Family Tree DNA=20
=96 JewishGen surname project.
Painless mouth swab genetic testing procedures are being used as a promising
tool for breaking through our genealogical brick walls. It might help you
to greatly expand your family tree, and may also help our surname project.

To the best of our knowledge, the EPPSTEINs emerged in Germany in the early
15th century. By the late 19th century, the surname was prominent in and=
near
what is now Belarus, and moderately present elsewhere in eastern and central
Europe. JRI-Poland lists about 453 Epstein=20
entries for Waszawa Gubernia (out of
about 4,000 for the whole database), making it a moderately popular surname
there. Many Epsteins in the Russian Empire,=20
especially in Byelorussia, adopted
the surname in the early 19th century or changed=20
to it later to avoid the draft.
It is also likely that Epsteins elsewhere=20
probably held that surname for several
centuries. To what extent is Warsaw, a migration magnet, genealogically
representative of the Russian empire?

We have identified members of one paternal lineage that has borne the
Epstein surname for several centuries. There are hints of another old line.
Most of the project's current members, however, are patrilineally unrelated
to each other. In addition, most of us have discovered patrilineal
relationships to men whose surnames are not EPSTEIN. Most of us trace
our ancestry to eastern Europe, and only two to Germany.

We are working on identifying the various branches of our principal cluster,
on exploring additional clusters, and on connecting our unrelated
members to cousins. To accomplish these goals and to create as broad
a search as possible, we need more male Epsteins to contribute a
cheek swab as a DNA sample. If you are female EPSTEIN or an EPSTEIN
through female ancestors, a sample >from an EPSTEIN male relative can
represent your family in the test. If you are not an EPSTEIN, please share
this message with EPSTEINs who may want to participate in this project.

To join, go to http://tinyurl.com/nyh6z
The basic, and most affordable, twelve marker test will indicate to whom
you are probably related. The more advanced tests could help to identify
closer and more certain relationships. You can start with the 12 marker test
and add to it at a later date, using the same sample.

More information about DNA testing and JewishGen's involvement in it
can be found at http://www.jewishgen.org/dna/

If you have any questions, please contact Marsha Epstein, our project's
volunteer administrator at epsteindna_admin@earth link.net

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
iegen@...


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland EPSTEIN Family Y-DNA Study #warsaw #poland

Itzhak Epstein
 

Several EPSTEINs have joined in a Family Tree DNA=20
=96 JewishGen surname project.
Painless mouth swab genetic testing procedures are being used as a promising
tool for breaking through our genealogical brick walls. It might help you
to greatly expand your family tree, and may also help our surname project.

To the best of our knowledge, the EPPSTEINs emerged in Germany in the early
15th century. By the late 19th century, the surname was prominent in and=
near
what is now Belarus, and moderately present elsewhere in eastern and central
Europe. JRI-Poland lists about 453 Epstein=20
entries for Waszawa Gubernia (out of
about 4,000 for the whole database), making it a moderately popular surname
there. Many Epsteins in the Russian Empire,=20
especially in Byelorussia, adopted
the surname in the early 19th century or changed=20
to it later to avoid the draft.
It is also likely that Epsteins elsewhere=20
probably held that surname for several
centuries. To what extent is Warsaw, a migration magnet, genealogically
representative of the Russian empire?

We have identified members of one paternal lineage that has borne the
Epstein surname for several centuries. There are hints of another old line.
Most of the project's current members, however, are patrilineally unrelated
to each other. In addition, most of us have discovered patrilineal
relationships to men whose surnames are not EPSTEIN. Most of us trace
our ancestry to eastern Europe, and only two to Germany.

We are working on identifying the various branches of our principal cluster,
on exploring additional clusters, and on connecting our unrelated
members to cousins. To accomplish these goals and to create as broad
a search as possible, we need more male Epsteins to contribute a
cheek swab as a DNA sample. If you are female EPSTEIN or an EPSTEIN
through female ancestors, a sample >from an EPSTEIN male relative can
represent your family in the test. If you are not an EPSTEIN, please share
this message with EPSTEINs who may want to participate in this project.

To join, go to http://tinyurl.com/nyh6z
The basic, and most affordable, twelve marker test will indicate to whom
you are probably related. The more advanced tests could help to identify
closer and more certain relationships. You can start with the 12 marker test
and add to it at a later date, using the same sample.

More information about DNA testing and JewishGen's involvement in it
can be found at http://www.jewishgen.org/dna/

If you have any questions, please contact Marsha Epstein, our project's
volunteer administrator at epsteindna_admin@earth link.net

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
iegen@...


Re: Searching Mueller/Miller family #hungary

TBanyai78@...
 

In a message dated 7/2/2006 11:01:03 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
mfisaac@... writes:
2. Ethel m. ? RONAI; children:
a) Zoltan
b) Arpad

I know a Ronai family living in Queens....perhaps they're related. Please
contact me privately for more details.

Jayne
Queens, NY
TBanyai78@...

Moderator: Please include your full name and location in future messages.


Searching the Mt. Zion Cemetery database #hungary

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings all,
I have created a page on my website that suggests the best ways to do a
search on the Mt. Zion Cemetery database. If you are having problems with
your searches, it might pay to take a look at it. The link to this page is
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/erc-scdb.htm .
If you are looking for all the burial entries for a certain surname without
exact knowledge of where they are buried, I would urge you to search all
four available cemetery databases, i.e. those of Mts. Zion, Hebron, Carmel
and Moriah. These databases combined contain information on over half a
million burials.
I am hoping that the searchable databases for Mts. Judah and Ararat will be
created and put online before the August conference. I will let you know
when they are.
As a side note, July 1st marked the one-year anniversary of my virtual
museum website. I am proud of what I have accomplished and am thankful to
all those who have graciously have helped me along the way. I have just
revamped many pages on my site and have added new ones. I hope that you like
what I have done. The best is yet to come.

Best regards,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Cemetery database websites:
www.mounthebroncemetery.com
www.mountcarmelcemetery.com
www.mountzioncemetery.com
www.mountmoriahcemeteryofnewjersey.org