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Danzig films online #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum has made some of its films viewable online. The films can be
searched at http://resources.ushmm.org/film . Among the collection are 29
pertaining at least partly to Danzig, 8 of which are currently available
online. If you recognize any Jews >from the street scenes, or buildings
(e.g., shops) of Jewish interest, please let us know.

Best regards,

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


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Danzig films online #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum has made some of its films viewable online. The films can be
searched at http://resources.ushmm.org/film . Among the collection are 29
pertaining at least partly to Danzig, 8 of which are currently available
online. If you recognize any Jews >from the street scenes, or buildings
(e.g., shops) of Jewish interest, please let us know.

Best regards,

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


Mt. Judah Cemetery (Queens, NY) - Help Request #general

Carol Hochstadt <cstearns@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,
My grandmother and aunt are buried at Mt. Judah Cemetery, at 81-14 Cypress
Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens. I am asking for help >from anyone who might be
going to that cemetery and would be willing to take digital photos of their
two tombstones for me (and then send via email).

I live in Utah, and have not been in NY for many years (didn't have this info
when I was there). Please don't make a special trip for me - but if you have
a reason to be there anyway, I'd be very appreciative!

My relatives are: Eva Rosman (Roseman)- Section 2, Block 7, Grave 70
(burial 10/8/50) and Clara Roseman - Section 2, Block 7, Grave 57
(burial 11/18/24).
Many thanks in advance for your help!
Sincerely,
Carol Roseman Hochstadt
cstearns@animail.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt. Judah Cemetery (Queens, NY) - Help Request #general

Carol Hochstadt <cstearns@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,
My grandmother and aunt are buried at Mt. Judah Cemetery, at 81-14 Cypress
Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens. I am asking for help >from anyone who might be
going to that cemetery and would be willing to take digital photos of their
two tombstones for me (and then send via email).

I live in Utah, and have not been in NY for many years (didn't have this info
when I was there). Please don't make a special trip for me - but if you have
a reason to be there anyway, I'd be very appreciative!

My relatives are: Eva Rosman (Roseman)- Section 2, Block 7, Grave 70
(burial 10/8/50) and Clara Roseman - Section 2, Block 7, Grave 57
(burial 11/18/24).
Many thanks in advance for your help!
Sincerely,
Carol Roseman Hochstadt
cstearns@animail.net


Michigan or Canada Death 1884 #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Hoping someone can help me to solve a family story/mystery. I need to
find a death certificate either in Michigan or Canada >from the second
half of 1884.

I don't know a lot is the problem. I am hoping someone who has access
to at least death indexes can help me with a lookup.

I am looking for the death of a child named Mammie LAMPKE. The death
would have been August or later in 1884 and most likely in Michigan in
the Bay City area. There is a less likely chance that the child died
in eastern Canada in August 1884.

Here's the whole story if you are interested. Faige LAMPKE was
according to the story immigrating to the United States >from Courland
in July 1884 aboard the Dutch steamer Amsterdam. She was aboard with
her children Rose and Louis and another daughter Mammie when she was
shipwrecked. The steamer Amsterdam was in fact shipwrecked July 30,
1884 on Sable Island, off the coast of Canada. The passengers,
including more than 200 immigrants, were put ashore on the largely
uninhabited island and were spotted by a passing Canadian government
steamer on August 5th. The passengers were rescued and moved to
Halifax aboard the Government steamer. According to the story Mamie
Lampke later died, either due to exposure or bad food eaten while on
Sable Island.

I have already checked with Canadian authorities and there seems to be
no existing copy of the passenger list >from the ship. I checked with
the US Archives and the same no records of the passenger arrivals.
Many of the passengers were sent west via train while others did travel
to New York via steamer. The group that I could find on the passenger
lists were the ones going on to New York and the Lampkes were not
there. But since they were headed to Michigan were the father Samuel
LAMPKE already was living it is likely if they were on the ship that
they were with the group sent west >from Canadia via train. According
to NARA no boarder crossing records exist >from that period between
Cananda and the USA.

I figured if I could find the death of the child I might have more
evidence that the shipwreck story is true and not family legend.

Can anyone help?

Thanks

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Michigan or Canada Death 1884 #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Hoping someone can help me to solve a family story/mystery. I need to
find a death certificate either in Michigan or Canada >from the second
half of 1884.

I don't know a lot is the problem. I am hoping someone who has access
to at least death indexes can help me with a lookup.

I am looking for the death of a child named Mammie LAMPKE. The death
would have been August or later in 1884 and most likely in Michigan in
the Bay City area. There is a less likely chance that the child died
in eastern Canada in August 1884.

Here's the whole story if you are interested. Faige LAMPKE was
according to the story immigrating to the United States >from Courland
in July 1884 aboard the Dutch steamer Amsterdam. She was aboard with
her children Rose and Louis and another daughter Mammie when she was
shipwrecked. The steamer Amsterdam was in fact shipwrecked July 30,
1884 on Sable Island, off the coast of Canada. The passengers,
including more than 200 immigrants, were put ashore on the largely
uninhabited island and were spotted by a passing Canadian government
steamer on August 5th. The passengers were rescued and moved to
Halifax aboard the Government steamer. According to the story Mamie
Lampke later died, either due to exposure or bad food eaten while on
Sable Island.

I have already checked with Canadian authorities and there seems to be
no existing copy of the passenger list >from the ship. I checked with
the US Archives and the same no records of the passenger arrivals.
Many of the passengers were sent west via train while others did travel
to New York via steamer. The group that I could find on the passenger
lists were the ones going on to New York and the Lampkes were not
there. But since they were headed to Michigan were the father Samuel
LAMPKE already was living it is likely if they were on the ship that
they were with the group sent west >from Canadia via train. According
to NARA no boarder crossing records exist >from that period between
Cananda and the USA.

I figured if I could find the death of the child I might have more
evidence that the shipwreck story is true and not family legend.

Can anyone help?

Thanks

Allan Jordan


Re: Point of Embarkation for Romanian #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I am surprised you found so many since it is only recently that the
"approved" spelling has an O in it. In the past it has often been
"Rumania".
Paul Silverstone

Robert Zavos wrote:

...
I used Steve Morse's One Step Tools (with my paid subscription service)
for all NY ports and entered Place of Origin starts with "Roman" [due to
different spellings] and Year=1888. There were over 1000 hits!
...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Point of Embarkation for Romanian #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I am surprised you found so many since it is only recently that the
"approved" spelling has an O in it. In the past it has often been
"Rumania".
Paul Silverstone

Robert Zavos wrote:

...
I used Steve Morse's One Step Tools (with my paid subscription service)
for all NY ports and entered Place of Origin starts with "Roman" [due to
different spellings] and Year=1888. There were over 1000 hits!
...


Otto Stroebel-Michelbach an der Luecke #germany

Emily Rose
 

Otto Stroebel, who received Honorable Mention from
the Obermayer German Jewish History Foundation for his work
as historian of the Jews in Michelbach an der Luecke
and Hengstfeld, passed away in January, 2007.

He was always helpful and supportive and will be greatly missed.
For information as to how you might honor his memory,
please contact the office of the mayor of Wallhausen;
the mayor's representative is Jürgen Rosenäcker

juergen.rosenaecker@gemeinde-wallhausen.de

Emily Rose, Naples, FL erose@emrosebooks.com


German SIG #Germany Otto Stroebel-Michelbach an der Luecke #germany

Emily Rose
 

Otto Stroebel, who received Honorable Mention from
the Obermayer German Jewish History Foundation for his work
as historian of the Jews in Michelbach an der Luecke
and Hengstfeld, passed away in January, 2007.

He was always helpful and supportive and will be greatly missed.
For information as to how you might honor his memory,
please contact the office of the mayor of Wallhausen;
the mayor's representative is Jürgen Rosenäcker

juergen.rosenaecker@gemeinde-wallhausen.de

Emily Rose, Naples, FL erose@emrosebooks.com


Searching for Descendants of Gerard J. FUCHS #germany

MiriFM@...
 

I am searching for the family (descendants) of Gerard Jacob FUCHS born
June 27, 1899 in Berlin-Schoeneberg. He was the son of Prof. Dr.
Maximilian FUCHS and Helene FUCHS, nee BOAS. Gerard died in 1992 in
Manhattan, New York City. Until at least 1982, he was living at
Bennett Ave in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.
His business was importing and selling German books and his office was in NYC.

I would greatly appreciate if someone would kindly check for an obit in
the NYTimes and/or the Aufbau.

Miriam Friedman Morris Pomona, NY MiriFM@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Searching for Descendants of Gerard J. FUCHS #germany

MiriFM@...
 

I am searching for the family (descendants) of Gerard Jacob FUCHS born
June 27, 1899 in Berlin-Schoeneberg. He was the son of Prof. Dr.
Maximilian FUCHS and Helene FUCHS, nee BOAS. Gerard died in 1992 in
Manhattan, New York City. Until at least 1982, he was living at
Bennett Ave in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.
His business was importing and selling German books and his office was in NYC.

I would greatly appreciate if someone would kindly check for an obit in
the NYTimes and/or the Aufbau.

Miriam Friedman Morris Pomona, NY MiriFM@aol.com


Collis near Gera #germany

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I am looking at Collis near Gera, Thueringia, Germany as a possible origin
of my KOLISCH family. I see that there is a three-volume work by Werner
Simsohn (d. 2001) on the Jews of Gera. Has anyone seen this?

Randol Schoenberg Los Angeles, CA <randols@bslaw.net>


German SIG #Germany Collis near Gera #germany

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I am looking at Collis near Gera, Thueringia, Germany as a possible origin
of my KOLISCH family. I see that there is a three-volume work by Werner
Simsohn (d. 2001) on the Jews of Gera. Has anyone seen this?

Randol Schoenberg Los Angeles, CA <randols@bslaw.net>


Re: Mommsen Gymnasium #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

Judith Diamond, in London wrote:
"My father studied at the Mommsen Gymnasium in Charlottenburg, Berlin until 1917.
Can anyone give me more information about it, its precise address,
and whether the building survives?"

If you search under google.de, you will get a few hits, including a
reference to a publication of the Berlin Mommsen-Gymnasium, but also a
few other genuine references, if you ignore the ones >from other German
towns like Leipzig or Flensburg where other Mommsen-Gymnasiums exist:

http://www.flb-gotha.de/schulschriften/charlottenburg/ch_mgym.html

With kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


German SIG #Germany Re: Mommsen Gymnasium #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

Judith Diamond, in London wrote:
"My father studied at the Mommsen Gymnasium in Charlottenburg, Berlin until 1917.
Can anyone give me more information about it, its precise address,
and whether the building survives?"

If you search under google.de, you will get a few hits, including a
reference to a publication of the Berlin Mommsen-Gymnasium, but also a
few other genuine references, if you ignore the ones >from other German
towns like Leipzig or Flensburg where other Mommsen-Gymnasiums exist:

http://www.flb-gotha.de/schulschriften/charlottenburg/ch_mgym.html

With kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


SICHEL entries in public records -in England #germany

Alan Ehrlich
 

Werner Zimmt's posting, in turn, struck a note with me, regarding my
JOSUA / JOSHUA ancestors.

My great grandfather's brother John JOSHUA, born in Hamburg Germany 1 Dec
1814, moved to London UK. He first appears in the 1881 census, which lists
him as a stock jobber, and by which time there weren't (and wouldn't any longer
have been any children - if there were any - still living in his household).

The only other JOSHUA I find in the Census is Philip Joshua, also in
finance, married to Margarethe (Mary Sophie) SICHEL, though it appears that
Philip JOSHUA may be unrelated to "my" John JOSHUA. Margarethe (Mary Sophie)
SICHEL is the daughter of Gustav August SICHEL:born 8 May 1825 and Henriette
Moritz GOLDSCHMID, born 4 April 1830.

1861 Census
-----------
Priory Road, Hampstead (London)
Gustavas SICHEL, head, married, 36, Commission Merchant, b Frankfurt
Germany, Nat. British Subject
Henrietta 30, b Manchester
Mary Sophia 8, b London
Alice Isabella 4, b London
Martha Augusta 8m, b London
Plus 3 servants.
RG9/92/12/23

1881 Census
-----------
153 Abbey Rd, London, Middlesex, England
Gustavas SICHEL, age 55, Retired Broker, b Frankfurt Germany
Henriette SICHEL, wife, married, 50, b Frankfurt Germany
Alice J. SICHEL, Daur, unmarried, 24, b Hampstead Middlesex
Martha A. SICHEL, Daur, unmarried, 20, b Hampstead Middlesex
Lucy SICHEL, Daur, unmarried, 16, b Hampstead Middlesex
Dora A. SICHEL, Daur, unmarried, 15, b Hampstead Middlesex
+ 3 servants
RG11/0172 / 30/4

Directories
-----------
Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1853
SICHEL Gustavus, 7 Port Street

Post Office Directory of Middlesex, 1874
SICHEL G. 153 Abbey Road, Kilburn

Court Directory
SICHEL G. 153 Abbey Road, Kilburn NW

Post Office London Directory, 1882. [Part 2: Commercial & Professional
Directory] SICHEL Gustavus, financial agent, 5 Angel court EC

Children of Gustavus and Henrietta
----------------------------------
Alice Isabella SICHEL
Marriage Sep 1885 to MODEL, Louis: Marylebone 1a 1219

1881 Census
-----------
4 Howland St, London, Middlesex, England
Louis MODEL, unmarried, 25, Nat B S, Germany, Manufacturer Emp 18 M 3 By
RG11/0186/21/2

1901 Census
-----------
105 Tellows (?) Rd Hampstead
Louis MODEL, head, 45, Stockbroker agent, employer, b Germany BS
Alice, wife, 42, b London Kilburn + 3 servants

Martha Augusta SICHEL, b Sep 1860, Hampstead 1a 468
Lucy SICHEL, Dora A. SICHEL, b Jun 1866, Hampstead 1a 570

Gustavus had 3 brothers and emigrated to Manchester with his father
Sylvestro Augustus Sichel. Sylvestro, his father and his son Julius were
all Honorary Vice Consul to Austria in Manchester and the family and its
descendants were all involved in the manufacturing of Wool, Cotton and
textiles in Manchester (Lancashire) and Bradford (West Riding in Yorkshire)
England. This was all part of a great change in the north of England as the
Industrial Revolution was taking hold and the Empire was at its strongest
during this time. Gustavus went to London to become a stock broker and is
the only member of the family who did not stay in the North during the first
two decades after they emigrated. Kind regards,

Alan Ehrlich Geneva Switzerland alan.ehrlich@ehrlich-online.com


German SIG #Germany SICHEL entries in public records -in England #germany

Alan Ehrlich
 

Werner Zimmt's posting, in turn, struck a note with me, regarding my
JOSUA / JOSHUA ancestors.

My great grandfather's brother John JOSHUA, born in Hamburg Germany 1 Dec
1814, moved to London UK. He first appears in the 1881 census, which lists
him as a stock jobber, and by which time there weren't (and wouldn't any longer
have been any children - if there were any - still living in his household).

The only other JOSHUA I find in the Census is Philip Joshua, also in
finance, married to Margarethe (Mary Sophie) SICHEL, though it appears that
Philip JOSHUA may be unrelated to "my" John JOSHUA. Margarethe (Mary Sophie)
SICHEL is the daughter of Gustav August SICHEL:born 8 May 1825 and Henriette
Moritz GOLDSCHMID, born 4 April 1830.

1861 Census
-----------
Priory Road, Hampstead (London)
Gustavas SICHEL, head, married, 36, Commission Merchant, b Frankfurt
Germany, Nat. British Subject
Henrietta 30, b Manchester
Mary Sophia 8, b London
Alice Isabella 4, b London
Martha Augusta 8m, b London
Plus 3 servants.
RG9/92/12/23

1881 Census
-----------
153 Abbey Rd, London, Middlesex, England
Gustavas SICHEL, age 55, Retired Broker, b Frankfurt Germany
Henriette SICHEL, wife, married, 50, b Frankfurt Germany
Alice J. SICHEL, Daur, unmarried, 24, b Hampstead Middlesex
Martha A. SICHEL, Daur, unmarried, 20, b Hampstead Middlesex
Lucy SICHEL, Daur, unmarried, 16, b Hampstead Middlesex
Dora A. SICHEL, Daur, unmarried, 15, b Hampstead Middlesex
+ 3 servants
RG11/0172 / 30/4

Directories
-----------
Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1853
SICHEL Gustavus, 7 Port Street

Post Office Directory of Middlesex, 1874
SICHEL G. 153 Abbey Road, Kilburn

Court Directory
SICHEL G. 153 Abbey Road, Kilburn NW

Post Office London Directory, 1882. [Part 2: Commercial & Professional
Directory] SICHEL Gustavus, financial agent, 5 Angel court EC

Children of Gustavus and Henrietta
----------------------------------
Alice Isabella SICHEL
Marriage Sep 1885 to MODEL, Louis: Marylebone 1a 1219

1881 Census
-----------
4 Howland St, London, Middlesex, England
Louis MODEL, unmarried, 25, Nat B S, Germany, Manufacturer Emp 18 M 3 By
RG11/0186/21/2

1901 Census
-----------
105 Tellows (?) Rd Hampstead
Louis MODEL, head, 45, Stockbroker agent, employer, b Germany BS
Alice, wife, 42, b London Kilburn + 3 servants

Martha Augusta SICHEL, b Sep 1860, Hampstead 1a 468
Lucy SICHEL, Dora A. SICHEL, b Jun 1866, Hampstead 1a 570

Gustavus had 3 brothers and emigrated to Manchester with his father
Sylvestro Augustus Sichel. Sylvestro, his father and his son Julius were
all Honorary Vice Consul to Austria in Manchester and the family and its
descendants were all involved in the manufacturing of Wool, Cotton and
textiles in Manchester (Lancashire) and Bradford (West Riding in Yorkshire)
England. This was all part of a great change in the north of England as the
Industrial Revolution was taking hold and the Empire was at its strongest
during this time. Gustavus went to London to become a stock broker and is
the only member of the family who did not stay in the North during the first
two decades after they emigrated. Kind regards,

Alan Ehrlich Geneva Switzerland alan.ehrlich@ehrlich-online.com


Help - Deciphering town name (Viewmate) #romania

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

It would really be appreciated if anyone can help me identify the
town name listed in this Ohio death certificate as the birthplace of
the deceased and of both of his parents.

Posted on Viewmate:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9453

Or a shorter version (if the above URL splits on more than one line) :

http://tinyurl.com/36svy3

The subject of this death certificate lived after his marriage in
Szeleslonka (also known as Leh or as Shirukiy Lug), Marmaros,
Austro-Hungary, which is currently located in southwestern Ukraine
near the Romainian border, between the cities Chust and Sziget.

This place name doesn't seem to resemble any of the place names
in the entire surrounding region of Marmaros, Austro-Hungary! See:

<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/maramures/mar901.html>

for a list of the town names in the Marmaros region. Perhaps this
town is >from one of the surrounding Counties?)

Thanking you in advance,

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem


Romania SIG #Romania Help - Deciphering town name (Viewmate) #romania

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

It would really be appreciated if anyone can help me identify the
town name listed in this Ohio death certificate as the birthplace of
the deceased and of both of his parents.

Posted on Viewmate:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9453

Or a shorter version (if the above URL splits on more than one line) :

http://tinyurl.com/36svy3

The subject of this death certificate lived after his marriage in
Szeleslonka (also known as Leh or as Shirukiy Lug), Marmaros,
Austro-Hungary, which is currently located in southwestern Ukraine
near the Romainian border, between the cities Chust and Sziget.

This place name doesn't seem to resemble any of the place names
in the entire surrounding region of Marmaros, Austro-Hungary! See:

<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/maramures/mar901.html>

for a list of the town names in the Marmaros region. Perhaps this
town is >from one of the surrounding Counties?)

Thanking you in advance,

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem