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Re: Seek help contacting "Michael Studemund-Hal=E9vy" #germany

George Arnstein <garnstein@...>
 

He is a frequent contributor to "Maajan" thus should be reachable via
Juergen Sielemann, editor of the Hamburg section of the Swiss magazine:
E-mail: juergen.sielemann@staatsarchiv.hamburg.de

GeorgeA in Washington, DC Preferred return address is: garnstein@calalum.org


German SIG #Germany Re: Seek help contacting "Michael Studemund-Hal=E9vy" #germany

George Arnstein <garnstein@...>
 

He is a frequent contributor to "Maajan" thus should be reachable via
Juergen Sielemann, editor of the Hamburg section of the Swiss magazine:
E-mail: juergen.sielemann@staatsarchiv.hamburg.de

GeorgeA in Washington, DC Preferred return address is: garnstein@calalum.org


Re: 2nd Jewish marriages #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 11/16/2004 10:44:47 PM Eastern Standard Time,
bravo.zulu@verizon.net writes:
I'll bring up the custom of the "levirate" which is the practice of
a man's marrying the widow of one's brother, as required by ancient
Hebrew law. The equivalent for widowers was "sororate" in which the
man married the sister of his deceased wife. According to my
dictionary, a man could marry his wife's sister or sisters after her
death, or if she proved sterile.
Levirate marriage, though commanded by the Torah, was one of the few Torah
laws that was made a no-no by Rabbinical Judaism, in this case because it caused
discord in society. It was replaced by the ritual known as Chalitzah in which
the surviving brother expressed his rejection of his brother's wife.

In Judaism a man could marry his wife's sister (and the practice was very
common), but, to the best of my knowledge could not take her as a second wife,
whatever the state of the first wife's fertility--but he would have been
encouraged to divorce an infertile wife after 10 years. I'm not sure whether he could
marry her sister so long as the first wife (divorced) was still alive.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 2nd Jewish marriages #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 11/16/2004 10:44:47 PM Eastern Standard Time,
bravo.zulu@verizon.net writes:
I'll bring up the custom of the "levirate" which is the practice of
a man's marrying the widow of one's brother, as required by ancient
Hebrew law. The equivalent for widowers was "sororate" in which the
man married the sister of his deceased wife. According to my
dictionary, a man could marry his wife's sister or sisters after her
death, or if she proved sterile.
Levirate marriage, though commanded by the Torah, was one of the few Torah
laws that was made a no-no by Rabbinical Judaism, in this case because it caused
discord in society. It was replaced by the ritual known as Chalitzah in which
the surviving brother expressed his rejection of his brother's wife.

In Judaism a man could marry his wife's sister (and the practice was very
common), but, to the best of my knowledge could not take her as a second wife,
whatever the state of the first wife's fertility--but he would have been
encouraged to divorce an infertile wife after 10 years. I'm not sure whether he could
marry her sister so long as the first wife (divorced) was still alive.

Michael Bernet, New York


PICKHOLTZ family of London, England #general

NJ55TURTLE@...
 

I'm up against a brick wall and need some help and or advice.
The info below comes >from English birth and death records, so I know they are correct.

Annie (Badder) Pickholz (mother/wife) died in 1900 at the age of 32, and is buried in the
USBS's cemetery at Plashet.
Jacob Pickholz (husband/father) died in 1896 at the age of 40.
Becky Pickholz (daughter) died in 1898 at the age of 2.
Mary Pickholz (daughter) was born in 1896.

I have searched and searched for the burial locations of Jacob and Becky with no luck.
USBS say they are no at their cemeteries, nor are they in the other Jewish cemeteries of
London, >from what I have been told. Can someone tell me where they might be?????????

Also, other than the birth record on Mary, she seems to have completely vanished. I have
not located any death, or marriage info on her. At the time of her mother's death if she
was still alive, she would have been almost 4 years old. Was she adopted, raised by others,
changed her name, or even got married??????? Again a mystery here too.

Any and all help, suggestions, or even answers to the whereabouts of these people is welcomed.

Steve Pickholtz
Tabernacle, New Jersey
USA
searching-- PICKHOLTZ (all spellings) and WINITSKY (all spellings)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PICKHOLTZ family of London, England #general

NJ55TURTLE@...
 

I'm up against a brick wall and need some help and or advice.
The info below comes >from English birth and death records, so I know they are correct.

Annie (Badder) Pickholz (mother/wife) died in 1900 at the age of 32, and is buried in the
USBS's cemetery at Plashet.
Jacob Pickholz (husband/father) died in 1896 at the age of 40.
Becky Pickholz (daughter) died in 1898 at the age of 2.
Mary Pickholz (daughter) was born in 1896.

I have searched and searched for the burial locations of Jacob and Becky with no luck.
USBS say they are no at their cemeteries, nor are they in the other Jewish cemeteries of
London, >from what I have been told. Can someone tell me where they might be?????????

Also, other than the birth record on Mary, she seems to have completely vanished. I have
not located any death, or marriage info on her. At the time of her mother's death if she
was still alive, she would have been almost 4 years old. Was she adopted, raised by others,
changed her name, or even got married??????? Again a mystery here too.

Any and all help, suggestions, or even answers to the whereabouts of these people is welcomed.

Steve Pickholtz
Tabernacle, New Jersey
USA
searching-- PICKHOLTZ (all spellings) and WINITSKY (all spellings)


Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia, PA #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Would someone living in Philadelphia be able to take a few
photos of Elfreth's Alley for me? This interesting street was
inhabited by a number of prominent Jewish people throughout the
history of the city and the country. Unfortunately, some of their
former residences no longer exist. Some of the addresses numbers
were: 13, 112, 118, 121, 122, 124.
I would be willing to do an exchange favor in Montreal.

Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
merlek@videotron.ca
Researching:
KASTNER & OSTFELD (Radauti, Fratauti, Bukovina) ALTMAN (USA, Belchatow, Poland)
NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN (Piatra Neamt, Falticeni, Negulesti, Romania)
GARBARSKI & DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI (Sejny/Suwalki gubernia area, Poland)
KUSSNER (Bendery/Tighina, Moldova; Philadelphia, PA) FUCHS/FOX (Dubno, Poland)
SCZUCZYNSKI & MILLER (Lida & Vilnius, Lithuania/Belarus; Philadelphia, PA.)
LEVITT & KISHELEVETZ (New York, Lodz, Poland) SINGER ("Zitrisk"/Starry Chartoriysk, Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia, PA #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Would someone living in Philadelphia be able to take a few
photos of Elfreth's Alley for me? This interesting street was
inhabited by a number of prominent Jewish people throughout the
history of the city and the country. Unfortunately, some of their
former residences no longer exist. Some of the addresses numbers
were: 13, 112, 118, 121, 122, 124.
I would be willing to do an exchange favor in Montreal.

Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
merlek@videotron.ca
Researching:
KASTNER & OSTFELD (Radauti, Fratauti, Bukovina) ALTMAN (USA, Belchatow, Poland)
NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN (Piatra Neamt, Falticeni, Negulesti, Romania)
GARBARSKI & DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI (Sejny/Suwalki gubernia area, Poland)
KUSSNER (Bendery/Tighina, Moldova; Philadelphia, PA) FUCHS/FOX (Dubno, Poland)
SCZUCZYNSKI & MILLER (Lida & Vilnius, Lithuania/Belarus; Philadelphia, PA.)
LEVITT & KISHELEVETZ (New York, Lodz, Poland) SINGER ("Zitrisk"/Starry Chartoriysk, Ukraine)


Looking for Jonathan FELDSTEIN #general

Howard Nightingale
 

I am looking for Jonathan Feldstein. He was the head of the Kanczuga
Society in the US. He recently emigrated to Israel.

Howard Nightingale
Toronto, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Jonathan FELDSTEIN #general

Howard Nightingale
 

I am looking for Jonathan Feldstein. He was the head of the Kanczuga
Society in the US. He recently emigrated to Israel.

Howard Nightingale
Toronto, Canada


LEGOMSKY/LEGONSKY #general

Steven B. Taylor <sbt914@...>
 

am seeking information on the following individuals:

Hannah Legomsky
Sarah Legomsky
Becky Legonsky married to a GLICKMAN
Rose Legomsky

They were all sisters >from the various marriages that their father had. I
understand that they wound up relocating to Norfolk , Va .

If anyone can help me locate some of their descendents it would be greatly
appreciated.

Thank you.

Steve
---
email: sbt914@comcast.net

MODERATOR NOTE: For best exposure for your search, we strongly recommend
entering these names in the JewishGen Family Finder at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LEGOMSKY/LEGONSKY #general

Steven B. Taylor <sbt914@...>
 

am seeking information on the following individuals:

Hannah Legomsky
Sarah Legomsky
Becky Legonsky married to a GLICKMAN
Rose Legomsky

They were all sisters >from the various marriages that their father had. I
understand that they wound up relocating to Norfolk , Va .

If anyone can help me locate some of their descendents it would be greatly
appreciated.

Thank you.

Steve
---
email: sbt914@comcast.net

MODERATOR NOTE: For best exposure for your search, we strongly recommend
entering these names in the JewishGen Family Finder at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/


MENUHIN & GOLDENBERGER #general

Cissie Eppel
 

I am looking for information for my maternal grandmother's family. She was
named Sorah Peshe MENUHIN and came >from Luitsin (now Ludza) in Latvia. Her
father's name is not inscribed on her tombstone. Sorah Peshe Menuhin was
married to my grandfather, Dovid Siskin YUKHA. They had eight children, six
sons and two daughters. Around 1898 all the family immigrated to England,
settling in the Leeds/Bradford area.

I am also researching the GOLDENBERGER (GOLDMAN) family. On my
grandfather's British naturalization papers it is listed that he, (Simon
Samuel Goldman), was born in Bucharest, Romania. His family then moved to
Kirovograd, Ukraine, and later, around 1896 they settled in Leeds, England,
where the name was changed to Goldman. I was told that Simon Samuel
Goldenberger had siblings who came to the U.S. at the turn of the century.
Their names are unknown.

If anyone can offer any information on either of these families I would be
really appreciative. I have listed these names on th JGFF.

Shalom

Cissie Eppel
Vancouver
Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MENUHIN & GOLDENBERGER #general

Cissie Eppel
 

I am looking for information for my maternal grandmother's family. She was
named Sorah Peshe MENUHIN and came >from Luitsin (now Ludza) in Latvia. Her
father's name is not inscribed on her tombstone. Sorah Peshe Menuhin was
married to my grandfather, Dovid Siskin YUKHA. They had eight children, six
sons and two daughters. Around 1898 all the family immigrated to England,
settling in the Leeds/Bradford area.

I am also researching the GOLDENBERGER (GOLDMAN) family. On my
grandfather's British naturalization papers it is listed that he, (Simon
Samuel Goldman), was born in Bucharest, Romania. His family then moved to
Kirovograd, Ukraine, and later, around 1896 they settled in Leeds, England,
where the name was changed to Goldman. I was told that Simon Samuel
Goldenberger had siblings who came to the U.S. at the turn of the century.
Their names are unknown.

If anyone can offer any information on either of these families I would be
really appreciative. I have listed these names on th JGFF.

Shalom

Cissie Eppel
Vancouver
Canada


Re: Feigele-Tsipora names #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Nick" <tulse04-news@yahoo.co.uk> wrote

"Irene Levita" <mimosa@saber.net> wrote

My grandmother's name was Feitje. Does Feitje have a connection to
Feigele, or Tsipora?
I have always wondered where the name Feitje came from. She was born in
Amsterdam.
If you look the word up on Dutch websites it is clear that the word can mean
bird in Dutch (probable normal meaning fact). There are articles about birds
and also, I think, the English sense of a "dame", which indicates that this
is a Dutch word, which, yes, has the same meaning as Vogel in German, but is
not derived >from that word.

I should point out that my father's aunt was called Birdie, and, no doubt,
her name was Tsiporah in Hebrew.

I attach an American family tree of a Dutch family which contains the name
Feitje born in 1668. There is reference to "Passion Sunday" which, indicates
that the family was Christian and not Jewish
http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/hudson/families.html

Also http://www.bettyfink.com/family/fam00554.htm Fietje Jonkers born 1680.
I am sorry but I made a mistake in the above. This should read **Feitje**
Jonkers, which I know that Ury Link is going to make a point about ie the
derivation of Fietje - but this was a mistake on my part, I have never heard
the name "Fietje" before.


So yes, the name is similar in origin to Vogele, in the same way that the
English Heather is similar to the German Erika - that is the name of the
flower in both languages.

Unfortunately not everything has a specifically Jewish connection (see my
name).

Regards

Nick Landau
---
Ury Link asserts that the name Fetje (not Feitje) has a definite Jewish
connection.

I take this >from the following genealogy
http://home.wxs.nl/~olaus/genealogie/hz009101.htm

"Fetje is getrouwd te Noordwijk op 4 maart 1714 voor de kerk (2) met
Wijbe Walles ook genaamd Wijbe Wolters, gedoopt te Noordwijk op 19 februari
1688, overleden aldaar tussen 1731 en 1748, zoon van Walle Geerts en Geeske
Wybes."

translating as == Fetje was married at Noordwijk **in church** on 4 March
1714 ...

There are 203 webpages containing Fetje and kerk=church. It seems therefore
virtually impossible that it could be a specifically Jewish name.

I might add that I have no particular axe to grind in this matter as I have
never heard of any of these names before Irene Levitas posted a few days
ago.

I have just discovered that Leentje which was the name of an aunt of my
grandmother is the pet version of Lea (Leah in English).

Nick Landau

--
COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Feigele-Tsipora names #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Nick" <tulse04-news@yahoo.co.uk> wrote

"Irene Levita" <mimosa@saber.net> wrote

My grandmother's name was Feitje. Does Feitje have a connection to
Feigele, or Tsipora?
I have always wondered where the name Feitje came from. She was born in
Amsterdam.
If you look the word up on Dutch websites it is clear that the word can mean
bird in Dutch (probable normal meaning fact). There are articles about birds
and also, I think, the English sense of a "dame", which indicates that this
is a Dutch word, which, yes, has the same meaning as Vogel in German, but is
not derived >from that word.

I should point out that my father's aunt was called Birdie, and, no doubt,
her name was Tsiporah in Hebrew.

I attach an American family tree of a Dutch family which contains the name
Feitje born in 1668. There is reference to "Passion Sunday" which, indicates
that the family was Christian and not Jewish
http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/hudson/families.html

Also http://www.bettyfink.com/family/fam00554.htm Fietje Jonkers born 1680.
I am sorry but I made a mistake in the above. This should read **Feitje**
Jonkers, which I know that Ury Link is going to make a point about ie the
derivation of Fietje - but this was a mistake on my part, I have never heard
the name "Fietje" before.


So yes, the name is similar in origin to Vogele, in the same way that the
English Heather is similar to the German Erika - that is the name of the
flower in both languages.

Unfortunately not everything has a specifically Jewish connection (see my
name).

Regards

Nick Landau
---
Ury Link asserts that the name Fetje (not Feitje) has a definite Jewish
connection.

I take this >from the following genealogy
http://home.wxs.nl/~olaus/genealogie/hz009101.htm

"Fetje is getrouwd te Noordwijk op 4 maart 1714 voor de kerk (2) met
Wijbe Walles ook genaamd Wijbe Wolters, gedoopt te Noordwijk op 19 februari
1688, overleden aldaar tussen 1731 en 1748, zoon van Walle Geerts en Geeske
Wybes."

translating as == Fetje was married at Noordwijk **in church** on 4 March
1714 ...

There are 203 webpages containing Fetje and kerk=church. It seems therefore
virtually impossible that it could be a specifically Jewish name.

I might add that I have no particular axe to grind in this matter as I have
never heard of any of these names before Irene Levitas posted a few days
ago.

I have just discovered that Leentje which was the name of an aunt of my
grandmother is the pet version of Lea (Leah in English).

Nick Landau

--
COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


Private tour Guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia #general

shelcohe@...
 

Dear Jewish genners:

I am looking for personal private guides who can take us to see sites of
Jewish interest in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Your assistance will be appreciated.

Please respond privately.

Sheldon Cohen
Atlanta, Georgia

Searching:

BORG - Tyzsowce, Poland/Pittsburgh, PA
KIRSHENBAUM (and variations) Hrubieszow,Poland/Pittsburgh/Buenos Aires
CHARLSON, CHARLESTON - Neishtot-Tavrig/PA
KLIVANSKY, KLEVANS - Keidany, Lithuania/ PA
KAGAN,COHEN, GUREWITZ, HURWITZ , KRICHEVER, SHALMAN,
MASTENBAUM - Poland/Buenos Aires


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Private tour Guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia #general

shelcohe@...
 

Dear Jewish genners:

I am looking for personal private guides who can take us to see sites of
Jewish interest in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Your assistance will be appreciated.

Please respond privately.

Sheldon Cohen
Atlanta, Georgia

Searching:

BORG - Tyzsowce, Poland/Pittsburgh, PA
KIRSHENBAUM (and variations) Hrubieszow,Poland/Pittsburgh/Buenos Aires
CHARLSON, CHARLESTON - Neishtot-Tavrig/PA
KLIVANSKY, KLEVANS - Keidany, Lithuania/ PA
KAGAN,COHEN, GUREWITZ, HURWITZ , KRICHEVER, SHALMAN,
MASTENBAUM - Poland/Buenos Aires


Doug Mason's inquiry #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

Doug Mason wants to find out what happened to his uncle, whom he
presumed had died but who is listed in the Dachau database,
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/, as having been
transferred there >from Auschwitz and later released >from Dachau.

I suggest that Doug contact USHMM with his uncle's name and prisoner
number and perhaps they may be able to trace what happened to him
after his release.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Doug Mason's inquiry #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

Doug Mason wants to find out what happened to his uncle, whom he
presumed had died but who is listed in the Dachau database,
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/, as having been
transferred there >from Auschwitz and later released >from Dachau.

I suggest that Doug contact USHMM with his uncle's name and prisoner
number and perhaps they may be able to trace what happened to him
after his release.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org