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FEDER and COHN, California, 1850s-present #usa

Rebecca Fenning <macguffin317@...>
 

Dear all,

I am currently researching my great-uncle's family, who settled in
California in the 1850s and 1860s, and have so far done work in censuses and
online records, trying to get a basic outline of where his family was
located and trying to flesh out the bare bones of the pedigree chart he gave me.

The first arrival in the US was apparently his g-grandfather, Moses Mendel
FEDER, born around 1836-1838 in Prussia -- my uncle was told he arrived in
San Francisco in 1852. In 1860-1870, he lived in Colusa County, California,
before moving to San Francisco where he lived until the 1906 earthquake,
which sent him south to Los Angeles, where he died in 1915. Upon his death,
the LA Times ran an obituary featuring a photograph (>from a 1912 article
about his golden wedding anniversary) and a discussion of his role as a
leader in Jewish charities and synagogue affairs. In the 1860 census, he is
listed living with a Samuel FEDER, born about 1839, who I assume was a
brother, but I have been unable so far to find him in any subsequent
censuses. In the 1880 census, Moses' mother, Rosalie (b c1798) is living
with the family in San Francisco.

In 1862, Moses FEDER married Esther COHN, born about 1842-1846 in Prussia.
They had at least 7 children:

Henrietta, b 1866, m. Charles M. FRIEDBERG in 1885
Pauline, (ca1873-1877)
Louis, b 1873
Rachel (Ray), b 1875
Dolly/Dora, b c1875-1877
Gustave, 1877-1945
and my uncle's grandfather, Abraham S FEDER, b 1869.

In 1894, Abe FEDER married Annie COHN, born 1871, probably in Ventura
County, California. Her parents were Morris COHN (b c1844) and Emily (or
Amelia, b ca1841), who lived in Saticoy and Santa Paula during the period
1880-1910. I am still trying to piece this web of relationships together --
but Morris had a brother named Simon COHN who founded the town of New
Jerusalem (now El Rio) in Ventura County in 1875. He was married to a
Minnie COHN, apparently a sister of Esther COHN, the wife of Moses FEDER.

I'm posting this in hopes of finding anyone with connections to these
families -- or with other pioneer families in Colusa & Ventura Counties --

Thanks in advance! Rebecca Fenning Los Angeles, C <macguffin317@hotmail.com>


Early American SIG #USA FEDER and COHN, California, 1850s-present #usa

Rebecca Fenning <macguffin317@...>
 

Dear all,

I am currently researching my great-uncle's family, who settled in
California in the 1850s and 1860s, and have so far done work in censuses and
online records, trying to get a basic outline of where his family was
located and trying to flesh out the bare bones of the pedigree chart he gave me.

The first arrival in the US was apparently his g-grandfather, Moses Mendel
FEDER, born around 1836-1838 in Prussia -- my uncle was told he arrived in
San Francisco in 1852. In 1860-1870, he lived in Colusa County, California,
before moving to San Francisco where he lived until the 1906 earthquake,
which sent him south to Los Angeles, where he died in 1915. Upon his death,
the LA Times ran an obituary featuring a photograph (>from a 1912 article
about his golden wedding anniversary) and a discussion of his role as a
leader in Jewish charities and synagogue affairs. In the 1860 census, he is
listed living with a Samuel FEDER, born about 1839, who I assume was a
brother, but I have been unable so far to find him in any subsequent
censuses. In the 1880 census, Moses' mother, Rosalie (b c1798) is living
with the family in San Francisco.

In 1862, Moses FEDER married Esther COHN, born about 1842-1846 in Prussia.
They had at least 7 children:

Henrietta, b 1866, m. Charles M. FRIEDBERG in 1885
Pauline, (ca1873-1877)
Louis, b 1873
Rachel (Ray), b 1875
Dolly/Dora, b c1875-1877
Gustave, 1877-1945
and my uncle's grandfather, Abraham S FEDER, b 1869.

In 1894, Abe FEDER married Annie COHN, born 1871, probably in Ventura
County, California. Her parents were Morris COHN (b c1844) and Emily (or
Amelia, b ca1841), who lived in Saticoy and Santa Paula during the period
1880-1910. I am still trying to piece this web of relationships together --
but Morris had a brother named Simon COHN who founded the town of New
Jerusalem (now El Rio) in Ventura County in 1875. He was married to a
Minnie COHN, apparently a sister of Esther COHN, the wife of Moses FEDER.

I'm posting this in hopes of finding anyone with connections to these
families -- or with other pioneer families in Colusa & Ventura Counties --

Thanks in advance! Rebecca Fenning Los Angeles, C <macguffin317@hotmail.com>


August issue of Sharsheret Hadorot #usa

martha <martha@...>
 

The August issue of Sharsheret Hadorot, published by the Israel Genealogical
Society will soon be in the mail.
Sharsheret Hadorot is a bilingual (Hebrew and English) quarterly.
Below is the list of articles in this issue.

Penina Meislish:
The Bio-Bibliographical Lexicon of Rabbis and Admorim >from Poland and other
East-European Countries Who Perished in the Holocaust

Harold Lewin:
Marriage Records of the Great Synagogue London 1791-1885

Eduardo Cohen
Moroccan Jews in Latin America

Alon Ginzberg:
Organizing a Family Reunion

Shalom Bronstein:
Private Researchers - When and Why

Yehuda Klausner:
The Feud of Brothers-in-Law

Eli Samson:
Simon Salomon's Return >from the Depths of Oblivion

In addition, the regular features are:
">from the Desk of our President," "Notes >from the Library" and "Reviews of
Periodicals."

Martha Lev-Zion Israel <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>


August issue of Sharsheret Hadorot #germany

martha <martha@...>
 

The August issue of Sharsheret Hadorot, published by the Israel Genealogical
Society will soon be in the mail.
Sharsheret Hadorot is a bilingual (Hebrew and English) quarterly.
Below is the list of articles in this issue.

Penina Meislish:
The Bio-Bibliographical Lexicon of Rabbis and Admorim >from Poland and other
East-European Countries Who Perished in the Holocaust

Harold Lewin: Marriage Records of the Great Synagogue London 1791-1885
Eduardo Cohen: Moroccan Jews in Latin America
Alon Ginzberg: Organizing a Family Reunion
Shalom Bronstein: Private Researchers - When and Why
Yehuda Klausner: The Feud of Brothers-in-Law
Eli Samson: Simon Salomon's Return >from the Depths of Oblivion

In addition, the regular features are:
">from the Desk of our President," "Notes >from the Library" and "Reviews of
Periodicals."

Martha Lev-Zion Omer, Israel <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>


Early American SIG #USA August issue of Sharsheret Hadorot #usa

martha <martha@...>
 

The August issue of Sharsheret Hadorot, published by the Israel Genealogical
Society will soon be in the mail.
Sharsheret Hadorot is a bilingual (Hebrew and English) quarterly.
Below is the list of articles in this issue.

Penina Meislish:
The Bio-Bibliographical Lexicon of Rabbis and Admorim >from Poland and other
East-European Countries Who Perished in the Holocaust

Harold Lewin:
Marriage Records of the Great Synagogue London 1791-1885

Eduardo Cohen
Moroccan Jews in Latin America

Alon Ginzberg:
Organizing a Family Reunion

Shalom Bronstein:
Private Researchers - When and Why

Yehuda Klausner:
The Feud of Brothers-in-Law

Eli Samson:
Simon Salomon's Return >from the Depths of Oblivion

In addition, the regular features are:
">from the Desk of our President," "Notes >from the Library" and "Reviews of
Periodicals."

Martha Lev-Zion Israel <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>


German SIG #Germany August issue of Sharsheret Hadorot #germany

martha <martha@...>
 

The August issue of Sharsheret Hadorot, published by the Israel Genealogical
Society will soon be in the mail.
Sharsheret Hadorot is a bilingual (Hebrew and English) quarterly.
Below is the list of articles in this issue.

Penina Meislish:
The Bio-Bibliographical Lexicon of Rabbis and Admorim >from Poland and other
East-European Countries Who Perished in the Holocaust

Harold Lewin: Marriage Records of the Great Synagogue London 1791-1885
Eduardo Cohen: Moroccan Jews in Latin America
Alon Ginzberg: Organizing a Family Reunion
Shalom Bronstein: Private Researchers - When and Why
Yehuda Klausner: The Feud of Brothers-in-Law
Eli Samson: Simon Salomon's Return >from the Depths of Oblivion

In addition, the regular features are:
">from the Desk of our President," "Notes >from the Library" and "Reviews of
Periodicals."

Martha Lev-Zion Omer, Israel <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>


Refugee Visits to Berlin #germany

William Suhler <wsuhler@...>
 

On the refugee visits, does anyone know if Berlin is still having them? My
wife was born in Berlin and her family left when she was six weeks old.

Bill Suhler Rockville, Maryland wsuhler@erols.com


German SIG #Germany Refugee Visits to Berlin #germany

William Suhler <wsuhler@...>
 

On the refugee visits, does anyone know if Berlin is still having them? My
wife was born in Berlin and her family left when she was six weeks old.

Bill Suhler Rockville, Maryland wsuhler@erols.com


David KATZ of Brooklyn and Israel #general

HeyJudy123@...
 

I do realize that, among European Jews, the name David KATZ is about
as common as John Smith would be in England.

Yet I also realize that, for the generation born in the
earliest decades of the 20th century, there may not be
much more time to answer questions.

My father, Bernard SEGAL, was born in New York in 1909.
He was raised predominantly in the Brooklyn neighborhood
called "Brownsville," most famous as the home of "Murder, Inc."

Dad died in 1983. Shortly before his death, I was walking
with him in Manhattan and we met (in Brooklynese, "bunked into")
one of his boyhood friends >from the "old neighborhood."
The man's name was David KATZ, but Dad used the Yiddish
pronunciation of "Duvid" in talking to him.

"Duvid," Dad said--remember, in 1983--"where have you been?"

"Oh," replied Duvid, "I joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
(to fight the Spanish fascists) in 1939 and, >from there,
I became a Merchant Marine." (I assume in ships belonging
to the United States.)

"I went on to (what then was still) Palestine. Immediately
following World War II, I smuggled guns and, eventually,
refugees into Israel. Finally, I became an unofficial
advisor and expediter for Golda Meir."

I have thought about this man, and this conversation,
countless times since Dad's death. How much of what he said
was true? Any of it? All of it? It occurs to me that his
life paralleled a major episode of the Jewish experience
in the 20th Century.

In the last few months, a book called "Nemesis" by
David Evans has been published. It chronicles Aristotle
Onassis's purportedly successful plan to have Robert Kennedy
assassinated by Palestinian terrorists. Among the
ancillary characters are a Brooklyn Jew named David Katz,
explicated as behaving in a despicable fashion.

Does anyone have any further information on David Katz
of Brooklyn? Could the David Katz described so unflatteringly
in "Nemesis" be the same Duvid Katz who described himself to
my father as a hero of the Israeli underground?

Since this query is so far off-topic in genealogy, I must
ask anyone responding to reply privately. I feel confident
that some of our wonderful participants will be able to
provide information pertaining to these questions.

Thanks in advance,
Judy Segal
New York City, USA

All end up in NY: SEGAL (all spellings) of Lithuania, St. Petersburg,
Paris, London, Liverpool, Manchester, Dublin, Canada;
SIMON of "Ilya" in former Vilna Gubernyia, now Belarus,
also >from there KORN, ROBBINS (possibly RABINOWITZ) ROGOFF,
WECHSLER; HERKSOVITS (alt spell), BAYERN, ROSENBERG,
RAPPOPORT, KOHN, HABER of modern Slovakia, towns Kosice &
Huncovce, Budapest, Ohio; SCHWARTZBERG (alt spell) of
Bessarabia/ Ukraine in modern Moldava, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen David KATZ of Brooklyn and Israel #general

HeyJudy123@...
 

I do realize that, among European Jews, the name David KATZ is about
as common as John Smith would be in England.

Yet I also realize that, for the generation born in the
earliest decades of the 20th century, there may not be
much more time to answer questions.

My father, Bernard SEGAL, was born in New York in 1909.
He was raised predominantly in the Brooklyn neighborhood
called "Brownsville," most famous as the home of "Murder, Inc."

Dad died in 1983. Shortly before his death, I was walking
with him in Manhattan and we met (in Brooklynese, "bunked into")
one of his boyhood friends >from the "old neighborhood."
The man's name was David KATZ, but Dad used the Yiddish
pronunciation of "Duvid" in talking to him.

"Duvid," Dad said--remember, in 1983--"where have you been?"

"Oh," replied Duvid, "I joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
(to fight the Spanish fascists) in 1939 and, >from there,
I became a Merchant Marine." (I assume in ships belonging
to the United States.)

"I went on to (what then was still) Palestine. Immediately
following World War II, I smuggled guns and, eventually,
refugees into Israel. Finally, I became an unofficial
advisor and expediter for Golda Meir."

I have thought about this man, and this conversation,
countless times since Dad's death. How much of what he said
was true? Any of it? All of it? It occurs to me that his
life paralleled a major episode of the Jewish experience
in the 20th Century.

In the last few months, a book called "Nemesis" by
David Evans has been published. It chronicles Aristotle
Onassis's purportedly successful plan to have Robert Kennedy
assassinated by Palestinian terrorists. Among the
ancillary characters are a Brooklyn Jew named David Katz,
explicated as behaving in a despicable fashion.

Does anyone have any further information on David Katz
of Brooklyn? Could the David Katz described so unflatteringly
in "Nemesis" be the same Duvid Katz who described himself to
my father as a hero of the Israeli underground?

Since this query is so far off-topic in genealogy, I must
ask anyone responding to reply privately. I feel confident
that some of our wonderful participants will be able to
provide information pertaining to these questions.

Thanks in advance,
Judy Segal
New York City, USA

All end up in NY: SEGAL (all spellings) of Lithuania, St. Petersburg,
Paris, London, Liverpool, Manchester, Dublin, Canada;
SIMON of "Ilya" in former Vilna Gubernyia, now Belarus,
also >from there KORN, ROBBINS (possibly RABINOWITZ) ROGOFF,
WECHSLER; HERKSOVITS (alt spell), BAYERN, ROSENBERG,
RAPPOPORT, KOHN, HABER of modern Slovakia, towns Kosice &
Huncovce, Budapest, Ohio; SCHWARTZBERG (alt spell) of
Bessarabia/ Ukraine in modern Moldava, Canada


Re: info on the name Zipporah #general

Adia-Pia Kohler <Adia@...>
 

Subject: Re: info on the name Zipporah
Reply to message n.1

"> This is my first time posting.I have a question
concerning the given name Zipporah.I would like to
know if this name may be Annabelle in english?
Indeed, why not? "Zipporah" may also be changed to any=20
other name; there are no rules whatever for doing this.
--=20
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel"

I myself have a Zipper in my family tree, born about 1769 in Alsace.
She was found under these names in different birth marriage or death
certificates of herself or her children :
Zipperl, Ribberle, Cipre Thbore, or Barbe.
This last name, Barbe, was often after 1808
changed to Babette Elisabeth

Adia-Pia Kohler-Woog , Switzerland

My search is for these family names :
WOOG - BLOCH - BLUM - BRAUNSCHWEIG - ENGELMANN/SAMUEL - GEISMAR - HAAS -
HEYMANN - KATZ - LEVY - MAYER - MEYER - NORDMANN - PICART - ROMANOF -
SCHWOB - SERF - ULMANN - WEIL(LER) - WORMSER - ZIVI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: info on the name Zipporah #general

Adia-Pia Kohler <Adia@...>
 

Subject: Re: info on the name Zipporah
Reply to message n.1

"> This is my first time posting.I have a question
concerning the given name Zipporah.I would like to
know if this name may be Annabelle in english?
Indeed, why not? "Zipporah" may also be changed to any=20
other name; there are no rules whatever for doing this.
--=20
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel"

I myself have a Zipper in my family tree, born about 1769 in Alsace.
She was found under these names in different birth marriage or death
certificates of herself or her children :
Zipperl, Ribberle, Cipre Thbore, or Barbe.
This last name, Barbe, was often after 1808
changed to Babette Elisabeth

Adia-Pia Kohler-Woog , Switzerland

My search is for these family names :
WOOG - BLOCH - BLUM - BRAUNSCHWEIG - ENGELMANN/SAMUEL - GEISMAR - HAAS -
HEYMANN - KATZ - LEVY - MAYER - MEYER - NORDMANN - PICART - ROMANOF -
SCHWOB - SERF - ULMANN - WEIL(LER) - WORMSER - ZIVI


Rock singer Nina GORDON (Chicago) #general

Steve Cohen <scohen@...>
 

Dear J'genners,

I have strong circumstantial evidence that the rock singer Nina Gordon
from Chicago is my 4th cousin. Her real name seems to be Nina Rachel
SHAPIRO, and she uses her mother's maiden name, GORDON, professionally.
She founded and then left the rock band "Veruca Salt". (I know nothing of
her music, actually.) Her older brother, Jim SHAPIRO (or James Gordon
SHAPIRO), was a drummer for this band, and then left also. My genealogical
interest is through her mother's GORDON side.

If you have direct knowledge of Nina, how to contact her, or about her
parents' names (which would prove her relationship), please contact me
privately. I have a probable descendancy chart, but need to be certain
before sticking my neck out and trying to reach her.

Thanks,

Steve Cohen
(Central New Jersey)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rock singer Nina GORDON (Chicago) #general

Steve Cohen <scohen@...>
 

Dear J'genners,

I have strong circumstantial evidence that the rock singer Nina Gordon
from Chicago is my 4th cousin. Her real name seems to be Nina Rachel
SHAPIRO, and she uses her mother's maiden name, GORDON, professionally.
She founded and then left the rock band "Veruca Salt". (I know nothing of
her music, actually.) Her older brother, Jim SHAPIRO (or James Gordon
SHAPIRO), was a drummer for this band, and then left also. My genealogical
interest is through her mother's GORDON side.

If you have direct knowledge of Nina, how to contact her, or about her
parents' names (which would prove her relationship), please contact me
privately. I have a probable descendancy chart, but need to be certain
before sticking my neck out and trying to reach her.

Thanks,

Steve Cohen
(Central New Jersey)


Re: 1600's Firenze ITALY #general

Nardo Bonomi
 

Dear Israel and others,

Few resources survived about the Jews of Florence
of the 17th century: The oldest are:
1) six files "Acts and Decrees" (Atti e Decreti) years 1652-1722
2) seven files "Statements" (Comparse) years 1620-1749
3) eight files (Decreti, Sentenze) years 1720-1800
These registers are sored in the collection "Nazione Israelitica" at the
National Archive of Florence (Archivio di Stato di Firenze).

For genearal information on Italian resources for Jewish
genealogy you can
visit my temporary web page (
http://it.geocities.com/cittadinanzafattiva/jewit.html)
with part of the speech I gave in Jerusalem

Sincerely
Nardo Bonomi
Greve in Ch. - Firenze - Italy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Israel P" <IsraelP@pikholz.org>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2004 9:15 PM
Subject: 1600's Firenze ITALY

A neighbor of mine knows that his ancestor Salman LEVI (at least that what
he
assumes his surname was) moved >from Italy to Holland in about 1625, where
the
took the surname d'ITALIE. Family tradition has it that they lived in
Firenze.

Does anyone know anything about Jewish records in Firenze in the early
1600's?
I understand that leading up to that time there were maybe a hundred
Jewish
families in the city and I have no idea if there were more than one LEVI.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1600's Firenze ITALY #general

Nardo Bonomi
 

Dear Israel and others,

Few resources survived about the Jews of Florence
of the 17th century: The oldest are:
1) six files "Acts and Decrees" (Atti e Decreti) years 1652-1722
2) seven files "Statements" (Comparse) years 1620-1749
3) eight files (Decreti, Sentenze) years 1720-1800
These registers are sored in the collection "Nazione Israelitica" at the
National Archive of Florence (Archivio di Stato di Firenze).

For genearal information on Italian resources for Jewish
genealogy you can
visit my temporary web page (
http://it.geocities.com/cittadinanzafattiva/jewit.html)
with part of the speech I gave in Jerusalem

Sincerely
Nardo Bonomi
Greve in Ch. - Firenze - Italy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Israel P" <IsraelP@pikholz.org>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2004 9:15 PM
Subject: 1600's Firenze ITALY

A neighbor of mine knows that his ancestor Salman LEVI (at least that what
he
assumes his surname was) moved >from Italy to Holland in about 1625, where
the
took the surname d'ITALIE. Family tradition has it that they lived in
Firenze.

Does anyone know anything about Jewish records in Firenze in the early
1600's?
I understand that leading up to that time there were maybe a hundred
Jewish
families in the city and I have no idea if there were more than one LEVI.

Israel Pickholtz


bounced e-mail #general

Edward Andelman <eandelman2@...>
 

Dear Genners,
an e-mail I sent to Peter Haas has bounced.
Does anyone know his current address?

Thanks for your help,

Jeanne Blitzer Andelman
eandelman2@earthlink.net
RESEARCHING:
Mielnitza-Mielnica,Galicia, now Mel'nitza Podolskay,
Ukraine
REITER-BLITZER-ZUKER-REINSTEIN
Tarnopol, Galicia, nowTerrnopil, Ukraine-FLEISCHMANN-REITER
Kudrynce, Galicia/Bukovina, nowKudrintsy, Ukraine:
BLITZER-REINSTEIN-ZUKER

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen bounced e-mail #general

Edward Andelman <eandelman2@...>
 

Dear Genners,
an e-mail I sent to Peter Haas has bounced.
Does anyone know his current address?

Thanks for your help,

Jeanne Blitzer Andelman
eandelman2@earthlink.net
RESEARCHING:
Mielnitza-Mielnica,Galicia, now Mel'nitza Podolskay,
Ukraine
REITER-BLITZER-ZUKER-REINSTEIN
Tarnopol, Galicia, nowTerrnopil, Ukraine-FLEISCHMANN-REITER
Kudrynce, Galicia/Bukovina, nowKudrintsy, Ukraine:
BLITZER-REINSTEIN-ZUKER

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


The Seer of Lublin #rabbinic

Lawrence Litwin <theslice@...>
 

Dear Ravsig members.

I am looking for any information regarding "The Seer of Lublin" Jacob
Issac HUROWITZ. He wrote some pieces on the Devrie Emet and the Zot
Zickaron. I am also looking for a oil painting of him if there is one
around. My grandfather is a decendant of The Seer himself, a great
great grandson so any information would help.

Please email me at theslice@sympatico.ca

Thanking you in advance.

Lawrence Litwin

Shalom


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic The Seer of Lublin #rabbinic

Lawrence Litwin <theslice@...>
 

Dear Ravsig members.

I am looking for any information regarding "The Seer of Lublin" Jacob
Issac HUROWITZ. He wrote some pieces on the Devrie Emet and the Zot
Zickaron. I am also looking for a oil painting of him if there is one
around. My grandfather is a decendant of The Seer himself, a great
great grandson so any information would help.

Please email me at theslice@sympatico.ca

Thanking you in advance.

Lawrence Litwin

Shalom