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Re: ancestors of RAYMOND LOEWY #austria-czech

celiamale@...
 

Sorry Jeff, this is not a private reply as it probably interests quite a few
people. I wonder why the reply should be private on such a matter stretching back
200 years to Pressburg as Emmanuel BIACH mentioned below was born there in 1802 and
his wife in 1806. My reply is not of a private nature and I am not revealing any dark secrets.

You are quite wrong about Raymond LOEWY'S ancestry.
He was the second cousin of my mother. He is descended >from Johanna BIACH >from
Pressburg and Vienna, daughter of Emanuel BIACH and Fanny LEIDESDORF. THe latter
are one set of my maternal gt gt grandparents.

Johanna married Simon LOEWY >from Pressburg and Max was one of their three
children. Max had two sisters Louise {BEER} mother of the famous or infamous
Dr. Theodor BEER and Bertha [Blau}. One BLAU branch changed its name to Berndt.

Max must have moved to Paris >from Vienna where he married a Frenchwoman >from
the Ardeche called Marie LA BALME. They had three sons born in Paris. Raymond was one of them.

Max and Marie tragicallty died in the Spanish flu epidemic in 1919 leaving the
three boys as orphans to fend for themselves.

My branch of the BIACH family always kept in touch with Raymond as we had
another link to that branch through my grandfather's brother Leo KERNER who
married Raymond's first cousin Hanna BLAU. And l Iikewise kept in touch with his
daughter, Laurence, who died in Georgia in 2009. Laurence was born when Raymond
was 60 and she knew nearly nothing about her family history and referred
to me for help. The tree now continues through her young son Jacques in Georgia.
A biographical book should be appearing in the near future and hope it will
shed light on the fate of Raymond's brothers, which has always
been a mystery in the family. I believe one was a physician who settled in
NY. And the other was believed to have gone to South America.

Jeff, we have no Bohemian Karl or NaphtaIi LOEWY on our family tree unless they
are ancestors of Simon >from Pressburg, I know nothing about. I should add that
most branches of the BIACH family including mine settled in Vienna.

Why Max went to Paris >from Vienna, I do not know. I hope the latest research
will reveal this. Raymond was obviously reluctant to talk about his ancestry
to his daughte or most probably he knew very little anyway growing up in Paris.
There are large gaps in our knowledge of the migratory history of this family
but I have no doubt about the correctness Raymond's BIACH ancestry.

Laurence and I always planned to meet to discuss many points but sadly it was
not to be.

I keep an empty glass Coca Cola bottle near me to remind me of my cousin
Raymond.

The Greyhound Bus and iconic 1950s US cars, likewise designed by him are too
large to fit into my sitting room, so I just make do with photographs. The
streamlined electric Philishave razor I have no use for personally, but I do
recognise the simplicity and beauty of its design.

Celia Male
London,U.K.

P.S. I send my thanks to the many participants of the LA conference who wrote
notes to me which Reneer Steinig compiled as an album and posted to me. Much
appreciated the album is also next to me by my computer.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: ancestors of RAYMOND LOEWY #austria-czech

celiamale@...
 

Sorry Jeff, this is not a private reply as it probably interests quite a few
people. I wonder why the reply should be private on such a matter stretching back
200 years to Pressburg as Emmanuel BIACH mentioned below was born there in 1802 and
his wife in 1806. My reply is not of a private nature and I am not revealing any dark secrets.

You are quite wrong about Raymond LOEWY'S ancestry.
He was the second cousin of my mother. He is descended >from Johanna BIACH >from
Pressburg and Vienna, daughter of Emanuel BIACH and Fanny LEIDESDORF. THe latter
are one set of my maternal gt gt grandparents.

Johanna married Simon LOEWY >from Pressburg and Max was one of their three
children. Max had two sisters Louise {BEER} mother of the famous or infamous
Dr. Theodor BEER and Bertha [Blau}. One BLAU branch changed its name to Berndt.

Max must have moved to Paris >from Vienna where he married a Frenchwoman >from
the Ardeche called Marie LA BALME. They had three sons born in Paris. Raymond was one of them.

Max and Marie tragicallty died in the Spanish flu epidemic in 1919 leaving the
three boys as orphans to fend for themselves.

My branch of the BIACH family always kept in touch with Raymond as we had
another link to that branch through my grandfather's brother Leo KERNER who
married Raymond's first cousin Hanna BLAU. And l Iikewise kept in touch with his
daughter, Laurence, who died in Georgia in 2009. Laurence was born when Raymond
was 60 and she knew nearly nothing about her family history and referred
to me for help. The tree now continues through her young son Jacques in Georgia.
A biographical book should be appearing in the near future and hope it will
shed light on the fate of Raymond's brothers, which has always
been a mystery in the family. I believe one was a physician who settled in
NY. And the other was believed to have gone to South America.

Jeff, we have no Bohemian Karl or NaphtaIi LOEWY on our family tree unless they
are ancestors of Simon >from Pressburg, I know nothing about. I should add that
most branches of the BIACH family including mine settled in Vienna.

Why Max went to Paris >from Vienna, I do not know. I hope the latest research
will reveal this. Raymond was obviously reluctant to talk about his ancestry
to his daughte or most probably he knew very little anyway growing up in Paris.
There are large gaps in our knowledge of the migratory history of this family
but I have no doubt about the correctness Raymond's BIACH ancestry.

Laurence and I always planned to meet to discuss many points but sadly it was
not to be.

I keep an empty glass Coca Cola bottle near me to remind me of my cousin
Raymond.

The Greyhound Bus and iconic 1950s US cars, likewise designed by him are too
large to fit into my sitting room, so I just make do with photographs. The
streamlined electric Philishave razor I have no use for personally, but I do
recognise the simplicity and beauty of its design.

Celia Male
London,U.K.

P.S. I send my thanks to the many participants of the LA conference who wrote
notes to me which Reneer Steinig compiled as an album and posted to me. Much
appreciated the album is also next to me by my computer.


Seeking map for Vienna Zentralfriedhof #austria-czech

genealogy@...
 

Dear Anne,

Could this be helpful:

Please see also attached map.

http://www.friedhoefewien.at/fhw/ep/programView.do/channelId/-26733/programI
d/18701/pageTypeId/13576

I tried attached the map. You can find it when you click the Friedhofsplane
on the left hand side

Good luck,

Racheli Kreisberg, Ph.D. MBA
Raanana, Israel

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maps Vienna Zentralfriedhof #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

http://www.grave-pictures.at/forum/karten-vom-zentral-friedhof/36-g-freytags
-plan-vom-zentral-friedhof-wien.html
maps gate 1 and gate 4

Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr. Neustadt

Web: http://www.grave-pictures.at
Web: http://www.family-gruenwald.at


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Seeking map for Vienna Zentralfriedhof #austria-czech

genealogy@...
 

Dear Anne,

Could this be helpful:

Please see also attached map.

http://www.friedhoefewien.at/fhw/ep/programView.do/channelId/-26733/programI
d/18701/pageTypeId/13576

I tried attached the map. You can find it when you click the Friedhofsplane
on the left hand side

Good luck,

Racheli Kreisberg, Ph.D. MBA
Raanana, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: When replying to a digest mailing, please replace the subject line.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech maps Vienna Zentralfriedhof #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

http://www.grave-pictures.at/forum/karten-vom-zentral-friedhof/36-g-freytags
-plan-vom-zentral-friedhof-wien.html
maps gate 1 and gate 4

Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr. Neustadt

Web: http://www.grave-pictures.at
Web: http://www.family-gruenwald.at


Brno enquiry #austria-czech

gluckpast@...
 

My father Jakub BERKOVIC, after training in Berlin, went to serve as a
cantor in what the family (>from Khust, now in Ukraine) describe as a
'conservative synagogue' in Brno around the mid-1930s.

Can anyone with a knowledge of the city please suggest how I might
discover at which particular synagogue he may have served? Are there
surviving records that might include his details? Also, can anyone
please tell me what a cantor in a conservative synagogue in Brno at
that time would have worn? Family members in their 80s refer to him
wearing 'a tall hat'.

John Berkeley (previously Berkovic)
Warwick, England


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Brno enquiry #austria-czech

gluckpast@...
 

My father Jakub BERKOVIC, after training in Berlin, went to serve as a
cantor in what the family (>from Khust, now in Ukraine) describe as a
'conservative synagogue' in Brno around the mid-1930s.

Can anyone with a knowledge of the city please suggest how I might
discover at which particular synagogue he may have served? Are there
surviving records that might include his details? Also, can anyone
please tell me what a cantor in a conservative synagogue in Brno at
that time would have worn? Family members in their 80s refer to him
wearing 'a tall hat'.

John Berkeley (previously Berkovic)
Warwick, England


Sources of information on former German areas, now Poland. #germany

Lande
 

A recent inquiry regarding Zielona Gora prompts me to remind GerSig readers
about the best source of information on Jews in former German areas, now
Poland.

This is a two-volume book, "Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden in
Polnischen Archiven".

The Ortsregister in the annex identifies town by town
what material relating to Jews (some back to the 18th century) is held in
each individual town. For example, in the case of Zielona Gora there are
extensive Jewish documentary collections, but not birth records. However,
please note that the books identify records, but do not contain the
documents themselves. In addition, there is a Personenregister which can be
searched by family name and identifies those documents which relate to
single individuals.

Unfortunately, Quellen are difficult books to find, though they are held at
Leo Baeck and the USHMM, and researchers should search the web to identify
other libraries where these are available.

I plan to explore the possibility of placing the indexes on a website,
though, even if I am successful, researchers will still have to consult
the books. If I make progress on this I will let GerSig know.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. pdlande@starpower.net


German SIG #Germany Sources of information on former German areas, now Poland. #germany

Lande
 

A recent inquiry regarding Zielona Gora prompts me to remind GerSig readers
about the best source of information on Jews in former German areas, now
Poland.

This is a two-volume book, "Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden in
Polnischen Archiven".

The Ortsregister in the annex identifies town by town
what material relating to Jews (some back to the 18th century) is held in
each individual town. For example, in the case of Zielona Gora there are
extensive Jewish documentary collections, but not birth records. However,
please note that the books identify records, but do not contain the
documents themselves. In addition, there is a Personenregister which can be
searched by family name and identifies those documents which relate to
single individuals.

Unfortunately, Quellen are difficult books to find, though they are held at
Leo Baeck and the USHMM, and researchers should search the web to identify
other libraries where these are available.

I plan to explore the possibility of placing the indexes on a website,
though, even if I am successful, researchers will still have to consult
the books. If I make progress on this I will let GerSig know.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. pdlande@starpower.net


searching for Abraham FINEMAN family: RUBIN, FRISCH #general

MandJMeyers <mandjmeyers@...>
 

Abraham and Tillie FINEMAN had a son Sidney b.1898 (sold men's hats in
1920 census) while Harry and Rachel FINEMAN had a son Sidney c.1899
(a lawyer in 1930 census). NYC archives show 2 marriages.

One Sidney married an Esther RUBIN in 1936.
The other Sidney married a Pearl FRISCH also in 1936.

Both of these are of interest to me as I trace my maternal GGM's FINEMAN
family.

If this sounds familiar, please contact me privately at
MandJMeyers@gmail.com

Marty Meyers
Montclair, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen searching for Abraham FINEMAN family: RUBIN, FRISCH #general

MandJMeyers <mandjmeyers@...>
 

Abraham and Tillie FINEMAN had a son Sidney b.1898 (sold men's hats in
1920 census) while Harry and Rachel FINEMAN had a son Sidney c.1899
(a lawyer in 1930 census). NYC archives show 2 marriages.

One Sidney married an Esther RUBIN in 1936.
The other Sidney married a Pearl FRISCH also in 1936.

Both of these are of interest to me as I trace my maternal GGM's FINEMAN
family.

If this sounds familiar, please contact me privately at
MandJMeyers@gmail.com

Marty Meyers
Montclair, NJ


Jacob Jacobson Collection Announcement #general

Judith Elam
 

The Leo Baeck Institute Archives would like to let the German-Jewish
genealogical community know that we are currently digitizing the Jacob
Jacobson Collection. This project should be completed and the collection
available for viewing by December of this year.

The material contained in the collection can be found via the online finding
aid, located here:

http://digital.cjh.org/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=147427&local_base=GE
N01

When the project is completed, viewers will be able to go to this finding
aid to see the original material. Each folder will have a hyperlink
connecting the user directly to the material that folder encompasses.

We expect this digitized version of the Jacob Jacobson Collection will be a
great aid to many researchers as a free public resource available via the
worldwide web.

Sincerely,

Michael Simonson
Archivist
Leo Baeck Institute


Re: Israeli records #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

You can contact the Israeli Genealogical Society for help,
http://www.isragen.org.il/ and you can check out the Palestine papers
for any reference to them, http://www.jpress.org.il/view-english.asp.
Of course, you will probably have to have some facility with Hebrew to
make proper use of it.

Zev Griner

Is there a way to find the names of those who went to Israel in the 30's?
I have been trying to track down family members but have not had any
success


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jacob Jacobson Collection Announcement #general

Judith Elam
 

The Leo Baeck Institute Archives would like to let the German-Jewish
genealogical community know that we are currently digitizing the Jacob
Jacobson Collection. This project should be completed and the collection
available for viewing by December of this year.

The material contained in the collection can be found via the online finding
aid, located here:

http://digital.cjh.org/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=147427&local_base=GE
N01

When the project is completed, viewers will be able to go to this finding
aid to see the original material. Each folder will have a hyperlink
connecting the user directly to the material that folder encompasses.

We expect this digitized version of the Jacob Jacobson Collection will be a
great aid to many researchers as a free public resource available via the
worldwide web.

Sincerely,

Michael Simonson
Archivist
Leo Baeck Institute


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Israeli records #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

You can contact the Israeli Genealogical Society for help,
http://www.isragen.org.il/ and you can check out the Palestine papers
for any reference to them, http://www.jpress.org.il/view-english.asp.
Of course, you will probably have to have some facility with Hebrew to
make proper use of it.

Zev Griner

Is there a way to find the names of those who went to Israel in the 30's?
I have been trying to track down family members but have not had any
success


Re: NYC Employer "S.M." in 1870 Census -Thank You #general

Patrick Patterson <ppatterson53@...>
 

To the many respondents to my earlier message asking for the potential
meaning of "operator on S.M." >from the 1870 federal census: the
consensus is that "S.M." means "sewing machine," which makes absolute
sense given the location (NYC) and the timeframe (1870). Many thanks
for your rapid responses to my inquiry.
Gail Patterson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Employer "S.M." in 1870 Census -Thank You #general

Patrick Patterson <ppatterson53@...>
 

To the many respondents to my earlier message asking for the potential
meaning of "operator on S.M." >from the 1870 federal census: the
consensus is that "S.M." means "sewing machine," which makes absolute
sense given the location (NYC) and the timeframe (1870). Many thanks
for your rapid responses to my inquiry.
Gail Patterson


Re: NYC Employer "S.M." in 1870 Census #general

John Simmons
 

Gail,

I have seen similar notations and without knowing all the family details I
would make an educated guess as a an "operator on Sewing Machines"

John Simmons Lanelli Wales

Researching SIMMONS Prussia, London, Philadelphia and New York;
WASSERMANN Germany,Philadelphia
HERZFELD Brunswick, Germany;
PICARD Alsace, Dublin, London;
JACOBS London
WORMSER-HARRIS Dublin;SALMEN Merzig, London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Employer "S.M." in 1870 Census #general

John Simmons
 

Gail,

I have seen similar notations and without knowing all the family details I
would make an educated guess as a an "operator on Sewing Machines"

John Simmons Lanelli Wales

Researching SIMMONS Prussia, London, Philadelphia and New York;
WASSERMANN Germany,Philadelphia
HERZFELD Brunswick, Germany;
PICARD Alsace, Dublin, London;
JACOBS London
WORMSER-HARRIS Dublin;SALMEN Merzig, London