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Goott, Myers, Saltman #southafrica

Roland Tompowsky <macki@...>
 

Dear researchers in South Africa!
Do anyone knows anything about:
a family Goott - Rachel (nee Tumpowsky) and Maurice Jacob Goott. They =
married 1894 and divorced about 1924. They have two children - one of =
them born about 1896, the other one must be younger.
The other family is Myers - Lina Myers (nee Tumpowsky) died 1955 at the =
age of 76, and her husband Samuel Myers died 1937. They have two =
children Hyman Alfred and William - no date of birth mentioned.
The third family is Hetty Saltman (nee Tumpowsky) died 1937, no date of =
birth mentioned and her husband Louis Saltman died 1943 at the age of =
83. No children is mentioned is this family.
All this family=B4s lived in Johannesburg.
If anyone knows something about this family=B4s, I would appreciate very =
much to hear >from You.

Roland Tompowsky
Pr=E4stakullegatan 21
432 37 Varberg
Sweden
Telno 0046-34092754
macki@varberg.mail.telia.com


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Goott, Myers, Saltman #southafrica

Roland Tompowsky <macki@...>
 

Dear researchers in South Africa!
Do anyone knows anything about:
a family Goott - Rachel (nee Tumpowsky) and Maurice Jacob Goott. They =
married 1894 and divorced about 1924. They have two children - one of =
them born about 1896, the other one must be younger.
The other family is Myers - Lina Myers (nee Tumpowsky) died 1955 at the =
age of 76, and her husband Samuel Myers died 1937. They have two =
children Hyman Alfred and William - no date of birth mentioned.
The third family is Hetty Saltman (nee Tumpowsky) died 1937, no date of =
birth mentioned and her husband Louis Saltman died 1943 at the age of =
83. No children is mentioned is this family.
All this family=B4s lived in Johannesburg.
If anyone knows something about this family=B4s, I would appreciate very =
much to hear >from You.

Roland Tompowsky
Pr=E4stakullegatan 21
432 37 Varberg
Sweden
Telno 0046-34092754
macki@varberg.mail.telia.com


TSVANTSIGER & TSVANSIGER #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/21/2001 3:11:21 PM Eastern Standard Time,
marie@mjacobus.freeserve.co.uk writes:
<< I have a possible explanation for the surname ( =
or Twentieth )

... as the name is unique to my family shtetl according to the
authority of Beider it maybe that the first man to take the name
Tsvantsiger was the twentieth child born to a much married father
- this being so unusual he would be known in the Shtetl as eg .
Moshe Aron die Tsvantsiger - so it would be natural to use the name
as a surname when he had to take one and become Moshe Aron Tsvantsiger.
Plausible ?? >>

Twentieth would be tsvansigSTer. Tsvantsiger makes much more sense in
grammar and context as Twenty-year-old.

But there are other possibilities: he lived in house number 20, or owned
an inn or a piece of land with that name. It could also be a slight
corruption of any of about 50 terms that start with Zwang--
meaning "duress" or "compulsion." Could be a conscript in the army, or
someone who seizes property on behalf of the authorities, psychological
compulsion--even prisoner

Michael Bernet, New York

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina);
BERNET, BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen TSVANTSIGER & TSVANSIGER #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/21/2001 3:11:21 PM Eastern Standard Time,
marie@mjacobus.freeserve.co.uk writes:
<< I have a possible explanation for the surname ( =
or Twentieth )

... as the name is unique to my family shtetl according to the
authority of Beider it maybe that the first man to take the name
Tsvantsiger was the twentieth child born to a much married father
- this being so unusual he would be known in the Shtetl as eg .
Moshe Aron die Tsvantsiger - so it would be natural to use the name
as a surname when he had to take one and become Moshe Aron Tsvantsiger.
Plausible ?? >>

Twentieth would be tsvansigSTer. Tsvantsiger makes much more sense in
grammar and context as Twenty-year-old.

But there are other possibilities: he lived in house number 20, or owned
an inn or a piece of land with that name. It could also be a slight
corruption of any of about 50 terms that start with Zwang--
meaning "duress" or "compulsion." Could be a conscript in the army, or
someone who seizes property on behalf of the authorities, psychological
compulsion--even prisoner

Michael Bernet, New York

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina);
BERNET, BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


Computer Interruptus- now back in operation #general

Sid Greenberg <sid.greenberg@...>
 

Hello : My computer has been in the shop for a month, and I just now
have hooked it up.
If anyone has been trying to contact me, please try again.
Thank you.
Sid Greenberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Computer Interruptus- now back in operation #general

Sid Greenberg <sid.greenberg@...>
 

Hello : My computer has been in the shop for a month, and I just now
have hooked it up.
If anyone has been trying to contact me, please try again.
Thank you.
Sid Greenberg


Opera and Ballet in London in July #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

As you know London has wonderful theatre,art and music. The Kirov Opera and
Ballet will be in London at the time of the Conference. Valery Gergiev
their excellent conductor needs no introduction to all Opera lovers.
The Ballet company will be performing the week of the 2nd of July and the
Opera starts Monday 9th and continues until Saturday 21st.
Booking opens on April 23 by telephone or via the Royal opera website.
<http://www royaloperahouse.org>

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

Programme Committee
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@talk21.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Opera and Ballet in London in July #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

As you know London has wonderful theatre,art and music. The Kirov Opera and
Ballet will be in London at the time of the Conference. Valery Gergiev
their excellent conductor needs no introduction to all Opera lovers.
The Ballet company will be performing the week of the 2nd of July and the
Opera starts Monday 9th and continues until Saturday 21st.
Booking opens on April 23 by telephone or via the Royal opera website.
<http://www royaloperahouse.org>

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

Programme Committee
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@talk21.com


Genealogy Study & Survey #general

Eileen Polakoff <eileenpolakoff@...>
 

As genealogists and family historians, you may be interested in
participating in the following study. I just did it and it did take 20
minutes or so but I think it's important for us to express our reasons for
genealogy in such a format. If interested or if you have questions, please
visit the web site listed < http://psych.fullerton.edu/genealogy > for
further information.

The Fullerton Genealogy Study
A Master's Thesis Project by Pamela Drake
California State University, Fullerton

Nearly 60% of U.S. residents participate in some genealogical activities.
Yet there is sparse information about the millions of people involved in
this rewarding hobby and what needs are met by the pursuit of one's
ancestors. A thesis project designed to address these questions is being
conducted at California State University Fullerton. See the survey at:

http://psych.fullerton.edu/genealogy


Eileen Polakoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy Study & Survey #general

Eileen Polakoff <eileenpolakoff@...>
 

As genealogists and family historians, you may be interested in
participating in the following study. I just did it and it did take 20
minutes or so but I think it's important for us to express our reasons for
genealogy in such a format. If interested or if you have questions, please
visit the web site listed < http://psych.fullerton.edu/genealogy > for
further information.

The Fullerton Genealogy Study
A Master's Thesis Project by Pamela Drake
California State University, Fullerton

Nearly 60% of U.S. residents participate in some genealogical activities.
Yet there is sparse information about the millions of people involved in
this rewarding hobby and what needs are met by the pursuit of one's
ancestors. A thesis project designed to address these questions is being
conducted at California State University Fullerton. See the survey at:

http://psych.fullerton.edu/genealogy


Eileen Polakoff


Re: NICANOR #general

Michele Krakowski <michele.krakowski@...>
 

I would just add an etymological explanation : in ancient Greek,
"nikao" means " to win",and "aner/ andros" means " man, male" So it could
be translated as : victorious man or man who causes victory.
Michele Krakowski


le 22/03/01 4:23, Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca a crit:

One of the first Nicanors that I could find mention of was Aristotle's
adopted son and an associate of Alexander the Great. The name seems to
have become popular among the Seleucids, and the first mention I could
find connected with the Jews was the Seleucid general Nicanor, sent by
Demetrius I to fight the Maccabees shortly after the events celebrated
in Chanukah.

I Maccabees 7:26: Then the king sent Nicanor, one of his honourable
princes, a man that bare deadly hate unto Israel, with commandment to
destroy the people.

Judah HaMaccabee's victory over this Nicanor used to be celebrated in
Israel as "Nicanor Day" on the 13th of Adar.

Nowadays I think the main use of Nicanor as a first name is among
non-Jewish Spanish-speaking people, e.g the Chilean poet Nicanor Parra.
They take the name >from Saint Nicanor of Cyprus, I think.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NICANOR #general

Michele Krakowski <michele.krakowski@...>
 

I would just add an etymological explanation : in ancient Greek,
"nikao" means " to win",and "aner/ andros" means " man, male" So it could
be translated as : victorious man or man who causes victory.
Michele Krakowski


le 22/03/01 4:23, Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca a crit:

One of the first Nicanors that I could find mention of was Aristotle's
adopted son and an associate of Alexander the Great. The name seems to
have become popular among the Seleucids, and the first mention I could
find connected with the Jews was the Seleucid general Nicanor, sent by
Demetrius I to fight the Maccabees shortly after the events celebrated
in Chanukah.

I Maccabees 7:26: Then the king sent Nicanor, one of his honourable
princes, a man that bare deadly hate unto Israel, with commandment to
destroy the people.

Judah HaMaccabee's victory over this Nicanor used to be celebrated in
Israel as "Nicanor Day" on the 13th of Adar.

Nowadays I think the main use of Nicanor as a first name is among
non-Jewish Spanish-speaking people, e.g the Chilean poet Nicanor Parra.
They take the name >from Saint Nicanor of Cyprus, I think.


Father's/Uncle's Parnters in Fur Business #general

Al Wirtzbaum <nycityal@...>
 

I'm looking for people doing genealogy research who may have
someone in their tree who was a partner (or co-worker) of my
father and/or uncle in the fur business on the chance that the
person may have genealogically relevant material for me (old
photos or anything else). I'm listing below business names from
the New York City corporation records in which either or both my
father and uncle were partners and the year the business was
formed:

WIRTZBAUM & BENACH INC. 1940
WIRTZBAUM CARTER INC. 1945
WIRTZBAUM COHEN FUR CORP. 1958
WIRTZBAUM KAUFMAN 1979
WIRTZBAUM KLEIN CORPORATION 1954
WIRTZBAUM RENTZER INC. 1944
SCHWARTZ & WIRTZBAUM INC. 1946

Please reply privately. Thank you.

Al Wirtzbaum
mailto:nycityal@erols.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Father's/Uncle's Parnters in Fur Business #general

Al Wirtzbaum <nycityal@...>
 

I'm looking for people doing genealogy research who may have
someone in their tree who was a partner (or co-worker) of my
father and/or uncle in the fur business on the chance that the
person may have genealogically relevant material for me (old
photos or anything else). I'm listing below business names from
the New York City corporation records in which either or both my
father and uncle were partners and the year the business was
formed:

WIRTZBAUM & BENACH INC. 1940
WIRTZBAUM CARTER INC. 1945
WIRTZBAUM COHEN FUR CORP. 1958
WIRTZBAUM KAUFMAN 1979
WIRTZBAUM KLEIN CORPORATION 1954
WIRTZBAUM RENTZER INC. 1944
SCHWARTZ & WIRTZBAUM INC. 1946

Please reply privately. Thank you.

Al Wirtzbaum
mailto:nycityal@erols.com


Re: The Name Amon #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Dale and Rinnah <dburns60@neo.rr.com> wrote:
I am interested in finding out what the name Amon means?
It is the name of a king of Judah (see 2 Kings 21:18-26).
If it's >from Hebrew, it means "establish, confirm, support" -
the same root as Amen that we use in praying. But it's also
the name of one of the main Egyptian gods. Dominic Rudman,
Biblica 81 (2000) 403-405, suggests that Amon's father Manasseh
gave him this name to commemorate the capture of the Egyptian
city of Thebes (No-Amon in Hebrew) by the Assyrians. See
http://www.bsw.org/?l=71811&a=Ani13.html.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Name Amon #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Dale and Rinnah <dburns60@neo.rr.com> wrote:
I am interested in finding out what the name Amon means?
It is the name of a king of Judah (see 2 Kings 21:18-26).
If it's >from Hebrew, it means "establish, confirm, support" -
the same root as Amen that we use in praying. But it's also
the name of one of the main Egyptian gods. Dominic Rudman,
Biblica 81 (2000) 403-405, suggests that Amon's father Manasseh
gave him this name to commemorate the capture of the Egyptian
city of Thebes (No-Amon in Hebrew) by the Assyrians. See
http://www.bsw.org/?l=71811&a=Ani13.html.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Need Address of Ratner Center for Study of Conservative Judaism #general

Babette C Bloch <bvcb@...>
 

I would appreciate receiving the address for the Ratner Center for Study
of Conservative Judaism.

I understand they have archive records for Bayside Cemetery and I would
like to contact them.

Many thanks.

Babette Bloch


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Address of Ratner Center for Study of Conservative Judaism #general

Babette C Bloch <bvcb@...>
 

I would appreciate receiving the address for the Ratner Center for Study
of Conservative Judaism.

I understand they have archive records for Bayside Cemetery and I would
like to contact them.

Many thanks.

Babette Bloch


ZATURENSKY and SEID families from Nesvizh, Belarus #general

MsDespina@...
 

I am researching the Zaturensky family of Nesvizh, Belarus. I am a
descendent of Schmuel and Molka Zaturensky. Zaturensk was changed to Seid
when the family emigrated. The family settled in New York, Chicago, and
Madison, WI. I would appreciate any information you have about these
families. I am familiar with the Nesvizh web site.

Sharon Eckerling


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ZATURENSKY and SEID families from Nesvizh, Belarus #general

MsDespina@...
 

I am researching the Zaturensky family of Nesvizh, Belarus. I am a
descendent of Schmuel and Molka Zaturensky. Zaturensk was changed to Seid
when the family emigrated. The family settled in New York, Chicago, and
Madison, WI. I would appreciate any information you have about these
families. I am familiar with the Nesvizh web site.

Sharon Eckerling