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Rav Yisroel Yitzhak ABD Povonzek #rabbinic

Allan <allanh@...>
 

I am trying to find information about my great, great grandfather,
Rav Yisroel Yitzhak (surname unknown), who was the Av Bet Din of
Povonzek (polish town name Powazki). He died c. 1890. He apparently
had an association with the Gerer Rebbe, and Rav Avraham Mordechai
Alter studied with him.

FYI, Povonzek was a suburb of Warsaw, and I understand that it had a
large Jewish population because, for a period of time, Jews were not
permitted to live in Warsaw.

My father has long been anxious to find more information about him,
but all he ever seems to turn up are references naming him Rav
Yisroel Yitzhak ABD Povonzek, with no more information.

Allan Herman
Toronto, Canada


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rav Yisroel Yitzhak ABD Povonzek #rabbinic

Allan <allanh@...>
 

I am trying to find information about my great, great grandfather,
Rav Yisroel Yitzhak (surname unknown), who was the Av Bet Din of
Povonzek (polish town name Powazki). He died c. 1890. He apparently
had an association with the Gerer Rebbe, and Rav Avraham Mordechai
Alter studied with him.

FYI, Povonzek was a suburb of Warsaw, and I understand that it had a
large Jewish population because, for a period of time, Jews were not
permitted to live in Warsaw.

My father has long been anxious to find more information about him,
but all he ever seems to turn up are references naming him Rav
Yisroel Yitzhak ABD Povonzek, with no more information.

Allan Herman
Toronto, Canada


town of "Kerchek" (???) in Ukraine #general

Phyllis <graciesmom2002@...>
 

I'm trying to figure out what town in the Ukraine
"Kerchek" might be. My aunt's grandfather (Jacob
KHROMOY - changed to GOLDSTEIN, upon arrival in the
USA - is supposed to have come >from "Kerchek", prior
to his marriage to Esther LINSKY (also seen spelled
as LENSKE) >from Slavuta. Prior to arriving in the
USA, they lived in Shepetovka; so I'm assuming that
"Kerchek" is probably in that area - but there are
so many possibilities, I'm not sure which it is.
(I have done a "soundex" search).
I have created a small webpage for my aunt's
branches of the family, located at
http://fill4man.tripod.com/lily/
Thankyou,
Phyllis Forman
New England

==
Researching EPSTEIN (Kossovo, Dyatlovo, Belarus); KANTOFSKY (Kossovo,
Khomsk, Belarus); MILL/MILLS (Smela, Kiyev, Ukraine); KREMANSKI/Kream
(Kremenchug, Ukraine); FORMAN (Zhitomir, Ukraine); SILVERMAN (Zhitomir,
Odessa, Ukraine); YANKELVICH (Odessa, Ukraine); KHROMOY (Shepetovka,
"Kerchek", Ukraine); MICKELSON (Berdichev, Ukraine); LINSKY/LENSKE (Slavuta,
Ukraine); WASSERMAN (Braila, Romania).


ROTHSTEIN #general

Sandra Yoder
 

I've recently been in touch with a "long lost" cousin. She states her
memory is not great anymore but believes her mother, Bessie ROTHSTEIN, came
to America as a baby with 2 sisters, Fanny (Weinman), Lena (Kirshner) and a
brother David in the early 1900's, possibly >from Russia. She doesn't
remember much more than that.
I've checked the Ellis Island database but haven't found the family yet.
If these names are familiar to anyone, please contact me.
Thank you.
Sandra (Pressman) Yoder
Goshen IN


Re: Joyce MAGGIED eMail / BARG / Maciejow #general

Carlos Glikson
 

A kind JGenner in Israel has forwarded a fresh eMail address for Joyce
MAGGIED. Woma BARG will give it a try.

I am posting this to avoid duplication of efforts, and to notify and thank
all readers trying to help.

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen town of "Kerchek" (???) in Ukraine #general

Phyllis <graciesmom2002@...>
 

I'm trying to figure out what town in the Ukraine
"Kerchek" might be. My aunt's grandfather (Jacob
KHROMOY - changed to GOLDSTEIN, upon arrival in the
USA - is supposed to have come >from "Kerchek", prior
to his marriage to Esther LINSKY (also seen spelled
as LENSKE) >from Slavuta. Prior to arriving in the
USA, they lived in Shepetovka; so I'm assuming that
"Kerchek" is probably in that area - but there are
so many possibilities, I'm not sure which it is.
(I have done a "soundex" search).
I have created a small webpage for my aunt's
branches of the family, located at
http://fill4man.tripod.com/lily/
Thankyou,
Phyllis Forman
New England

==
Researching EPSTEIN (Kossovo, Dyatlovo, Belarus); KANTOFSKY (Kossovo,
Khomsk, Belarus); MILL/MILLS (Smela, Kiyev, Ukraine); KREMANSKI/Kream
(Kremenchug, Ukraine); FORMAN (Zhitomir, Ukraine); SILVERMAN (Zhitomir,
Odessa, Ukraine); YANKELVICH (Odessa, Ukraine); KHROMOY (Shepetovka,
"Kerchek", Ukraine); MICKELSON (Berdichev, Ukraine); LINSKY/LENSKE (Slavuta,
Ukraine); WASSERMAN (Braila, Romania).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ROTHSTEIN #general

Sandra Yoder
 

I've recently been in touch with a "long lost" cousin. She states her
memory is not great anymore but believes her mother, Bessie ROTHSTEIN, came
to America as a baby with 2 sisters, Fanny (Weinman), Lena (Kirshner) and a
brother David in the early 1900's, possibly >from Russia. She doesn't
remember much more than that.
I've checked the Ellis Island database but haven't found the family yet.
If these names are familiar to anyone, please contact me.
Thank you.
Sandra (Pressman) Yoder
Goshen IN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Joyce MAGGIED eMail / BARG / Maciejow #general

Carlos Glikson
 

A kind JGenner in Israel has forwarded a fresh eMail address for Joyce
MAGGIED. Woma BARG will give it a try.

I am posting this to avoid duplication of efforts, and to notify and thank
all readers trying to help.

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires


New U.S. Census Bureau publication #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

I have recently been in email correspondence with the Census Bureau
finding out what the actual "Census Day" was for every census. The
person who helped me told me that the information and much more is in
the new edition of "Measuring America - The Decennial Censuses >from
1790 - 2000."

This is a glossy 150 page softback publication, which goes into great
detail about every census. There are also examples of every census
form right up to and including 2000.

There is a chart which details all the censuses with their National
Archive number, including the Soundex if there was one. The roll
numbers are also given.

It is published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and
Statistics Administration. This edition was published in September,
2002, and the publication number is POL/02-MA(RV). The ISBN is
0-16-051209-3.

An earlier edition (April, 2002) is also available as a downloadable
pdf document.

Jeremy Frankel
Oakland, CA, USA


Akmene Records #general

apexsa <apexsa@...>
 

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

About 3 years ago, a cousin of a fellow Akmene researcher, Bruce Cohen,
visited Akmene and with a very good guide, came across an old man who
had ferreted away many documents pertaining to the Jewish Community in
Akmene during and around the 2nd World War. I am concerned that unless
someone does something soon to retrieve these documents, they will die
off with this old man, if they haven't done so already.
If anyone is interested, or has any ideas, please get hold of me and
perhaps we can get the ball rolling - assuming this old man is still
alive.

Best regards

Shana Mink Katz


Alfred and Ilse ISRAEL #general

Hanna Eichler <eichler@...>
 

This is such a long shot!
I recently learned that my grandmother was Jewish and escaped Germany
by marrying Alfred Israel when she was 16 or thereabouts. They
travelled in around 1938 by boat to China where my mother was born.
Alfred was a stamp dealer. He died in London about 12 years ago. I
know nothing about his family or what became of them as I think he was
the only one to get a visa out of Germany and into China. Can you help
me join some of the dots?


Naming after the living #general

Lauren <richard.the.thirdNOSPAM@...>
 

My great grandfather was divorced >from his first wife, Sarah, and
re-married. When his first daughter with his new wife was born, she was
named Sarah, too.

Is this a rotten thing to do ? Is it not significant, as the baby wasn't a
blood relative, or is it a bit of a death-wish thing to do -
superstition-wise ! I don't know if wife-two had any ancestors called Sarah
that she was honouring.

Lauren Strauss-Jones, London


surname MERVA #general

DUMAY, Jocelyne
 

Looking for the origin of my surname MERVAY ; I have found many MERVA in
Hungary but I wonder if the surname MERVAY is a derivated >from it and what
are its signification and origin. My ggfather took the name MERVAY when he
married in 1898 or perhaps before I do not know ; the birth name of his
father was MUNZ with umlaut.
Researching : MERVA, MERVAY, MUNZ
Thank you for help

Jocelyne >from Paris


Seeking Martin GEWING #general

Robert Fraser <rwfgjf@...>
 

I am seeking contact with Martin Gewing, Researcher # 36101.
His last known email, 2 years ago, was
mbouzas@dnai.com.
Believed to have lived in San Francisco.
The email address in the FTJP is bouncing.
I have already contacted JewishGen LostnFound

Please respond privately

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
rwfgjf@iinet.net.au
Researcher # 6342
Researching:
NOWAK; Uhersky Brod (CZ)---> Vienna
FINKELSTEIN; Podwolacyska/Tarnopol (Ukraine)
EISINGER; Kostel/Podivin (Moravia)-->Austria/Israel
KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland/Ukraine--->?
STRAUSSLER: Kostel/Podivin (Moravia)
NAGEL; Batelov (Moravia)


Seeking Neil FISHER #general

Robert Fraser <rwfgjf@...>
 

I am seeking contact with Neil Fisher, Researcher # 28407.
His last known email address, >from the JGFF, is
neil@fisher-family.demon.co.uk
but is bouncing.
I am researching the name of Eisinger

Private responses please

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
rwfgjf@iinet.net.au
Researcher # 6342
Researching:
NOWAK; Uhersky Brod (CZ)---> Vienna
FINKELSTEIN; Podwolacyska/Tarnopol (Ukraine)
EISINGER; Kostel/Podivin (Moravia)-->Austria/Israel
KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland/Ukraine--->?
STRAUSSLER: Kostel/Podivin (Moravia)
NAGEL; Batelov (Moravia).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New U.S. Census Bureau publication #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

I have recently been in email correspondence with the Census Bureau
finding out what the actual "Census Day" was for every census. The
person who helped me told me that the information and much more is in
the new edition of "Measuring America - The Decennial Censuses >from
1790 - 2000."

This is a glossy 150 page softback publication, which goes into great
detail about every census. There are also examples of every census
form right up to and including 2000.

There is a chart which details all the censuses with their National
Archive number, including the Soundex if there was one. The roll
numbers are also given.

It is published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and
Statistics Administration. This edition was published in September,
2002, and the publication number is POL/02-MA(RV). The ISBN is
0-16-051209-3.

An earlier edition (April, 2002) is also available as a downloadable
pdf document.

Jeremy Frankel
Oakland, CA, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Akmene Records #general

apexsa <apexsa@...>
 

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

About 3 years ago, a cousin of a fellow Akmene researcher, Bruce Cohen,
visited Akmene and with a very good guide, came across an old man who
had ferreted away many documents pertaining to the Jewish Community in
Akmene during and around the 2nd World War. I am concerned that unless
someone does something soon to retrieve these documents, they will die
off with this old man, if they haven't done so already.
If anyone is interested, or has any ideas, please get hold of me and
perhaps we can get the ball rolling - assuming this old man is still
alive.

Best regards

Shana Mink Katz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alfred and Ilse ISRAEL #general

Hanna Eichler <eichler@...>
 

This is such a long shot!
I recently learned that my grandmother was Jewish and escaped Germany
by marrying Alfred Israel when she was 16 or thereabouts. They
travelled in around 1938 by boat to China where my mother was born.
Alfred was a stamp dealer. He died in London about 12 years ago. I
know nothing about his family or what became of them as I think he was
the only one to get a visa out of Germany and into China. Can you help
me join some of the dots?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naming after the living #general

Lauren <richard.the.thirdNOSPAM@...>
 

My great grandfather was divorced >from his first wife, Sarah, and
re-married. When his first daughter with his new wife was born, she was
named Sarah, too.

Is this a rotten thing to do ? Is it not significant, as the baby wasn't a
blood relative, or is it a bit of a death-wish thing to do -
superstition-wise ! I don't know if wife-two had any ancestors called Sarah
that she was honouring.

Lauren Strauss-Jones, London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen surname MERVA #general

DUMAY, Jocelyne
 

Looking for the origin of my surname MERVAY ; I have found many MERVA in
Hungary but I wonder if the surname MERVAY is a derivated >from it and what
are its signification and origin. My ggfather took the name MERVAY when he
married in 1898 or perhaps before I do not know ; the birth name of his
father was MUNZ with umlaut.
Researching : MERVA, MERVAY, MUNZ
Thank you for help

Jocelyne >from Paris