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Translation of Great Grandfather's Birth Record (ViewMate 5910 and 5911) #romania

Paul A. Auerbach
 

Genners,

Thanks to the many kind people who have already responded to my original
posting. Based on the responses I've received >from several of you, it
appears that the document I've posted on ViewMate relates to someone named
Israel Averbukh, not my great grandfather, Mordka Averbukh. I've submitted
a new document request to the Family History Library in Utah and will post
the correct record after I receive it.

Thanks again and sorry for any inconvenience.

Paul Auerbach
Boston, Massachusetts

Researching:

ARONSON (Podolia (Gubernia), Ukraine), AUERBACH / AVERBUKH (Chisinau, =
Moldova)BENJAMIN (Ostroleka, Poland), CHAKUM (Maisiagala / Vilnius, Lithuania)
KAPLAN (Minsk, Belarus), LEVINE (Vilnius, Lithuania)MINKIN (Vitebsk (Gubernia)/
Pinsk, Belarus), NEEDLE / NUDELL (Odessa,Ukraine)
PELICAN / PELIKAN (London, England / Krakow, Poland), ROSENLICHT =
(Krakow, Poland)TAFFET / (Krakow, Poland)


Romania SIG #Romania Translation of Great Grandfather's Birth Record (ViewMate 5910 and 5911) #romania

Paul A. Auerbach
 

Genners,

Thanks to the many kind people who have already responded to my original
posting. Based on the responses I've received >from several of you, it
appears that the document I've posted on ViewMate relates to someone named
Israel Averbukh, not my great grandfather, Mordka Averbukh. I've submitted
a new document request to the Family History Library in Utah and will post
the correct record after I receive it.

Thanks again and sorry for any inconvenience.

Paul Auerbach
Boston, Massachusetts

Researching:

ARONSON (Podolia (Gubernia), Ukraine), AUERBACH / AVERBUKH (Chisinau, =
Moldova)BENJAMIN (Ostroleka, Poland), CHAKUM (Maisiagala / Vilnius, Lithuania)
KAPLAN (Minsk, Belarus), LEVINE (Vilnius, Lithuania)MINKIN (Vitebsk (Gubernia)/
Pinsk, Belarus), NEEDLE / NUDELL (Odessa,Ukraine)
PELICAN / PELIKAN (London, England / Krakow, Poland), ROSENLICHT =
(Krakow, Poland)TAFFET / (Krakow, Poland)


Help in Buenos Aires #general

micha-f@...
 

Shalom,
Can someone who is living in the area of Buenos Aires, Argentina, contact me
privately please, to help me in searching and obtaining a death record of a
remote relative?

Many thanks,
Micha Fuhrmann
n. Haifa, ISRAEL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help in Buenos Aires #general

micha-f@...
 

Shalom,
Can someone who is living in the area of Buenos Aires, Argentina, contact me
privately please, to help me in searching and obtaining a death record of a
remote relative?

Many thanks,
Micha Fuhrmann
n. Haifa, ISRAEL


San Francisco Bay Area JGS meeting on April 18 #general

Jerry acobson <drjjsf@...>
 

Peninsula Meeting

Topic: Napa Valley Jewish History
Speakers: Zoe Kahn and Donna Mendelsohn
Date: Monday, April 18, 2005
Time: Program begins at 7:30 PM
Where: Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
Did you know there were early Jewish Settlers in the
Napa Valley? The speakers, who are co-chairs of the
Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley, will give
insights into their lives and show how the Jewish
community evolved.

Jerry Jacobson
reply to drjjsf@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen San Francisco Bay Area JGS meeting on April 18 #general

Jerry acobson <drjjsf@...>
 

Peninsula Meeting

Topic: Napa Valley Jewish History
Speakers: Zoe Kahn and Donna Mendelsohn
Date: Monday, April 18, 2005
Time: Program begins at 7:30 PM
Where: Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
Did you know there were early Jewish Settlers in the
Napa Valley? The speakers, who are co-chairs of the
Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley, will give
insights into their lives and show how the Jewish
community evolved.

Jerry Jacobson
reply to drjjsf@...


Re: Who lived in the shetls? #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article < 200504150607318.SM03016@yourvp7x3s9ctm >,
John and Tereasa Lenius < jtlenius@... > wrote:

Perhaps this is a silly question, but, did only Jews live in the Shetls
found using the Shetl seeker? I know that my Great grandfather and all of
his brothers were born in a Nowa Wies (which one I don't know). I know
absolutely nothing about these villages.
First of all, the Shtetl Seeker doesn't find only shtetls, but all sorts
of places >from the smallest village to the largest city. And the word
"shtetl" is often used loosely to refer to all sorts of places. In
Eastern European Yiddish, a shtetl was a small town, with perhaps
a few thousand people, as distinct >from a village which would be called a
"dorf", and a city which would be a "shtot". As for your first question:
No, not only Jews lived there, although Jews might have made up a large
fraction of the population.

Robert Israel
israel@...
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Who lived in the shetls? #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article < 200504150607318.SM03016@yourvp7x3s9ctm >,
John and Tereasa Lenius < jtlenius@... > wrote:

Perhaps this is a silly question, but, did only Jews live in the Shetls
found using the Shetl seeker? I know that my Great grandfather and all of
his brothers were born in a Nowa Wies (which one I don't know). I know
absolutely nothing about these villages.
First of all, the Shtetl Seeker doesn't find only shtetls, but all sorts
of places >from the smallest village to the largest city. And the word
"shtetl" is often used loosely to refer to all sorts of places. In
Eastern European Yiddish, a shtetl was a small town, with perhaps
a few thousand people, as distinct >from a village which would be called a
"dorf", and a city which would be a "shtot". As for your first question:
No, not only Jews lived there, although Jews might have made up a large
fraction of the population.

Robert Israel
israel@...
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Jewish U.S. Military RECORDS #general

robert roudman <rcroudman@...>
 

My father in law received 5 Bronze Stars for combat in World War II.
Unfortunately, I did not discover this until I located his Army papers
long after his passing. He never spoke a word of these awards. Noting
that many service records burned in 1970, is there another location in
which military honors were recorded? I would like to get the when, where
and how of his awards.

Edward Stern
I would also like to know about this. My uncle was shot in the tear duct a
few days before 11/11 1918, on the Western Front, and was on disability for
the wound the rest of his life, but he claimed he never got any medals--I
was thinking about the purple heart. The wound is mentioned--date and
engagement--in his discharge papers, which I have. He was bitter about the
war and Wilson's promises, so maybe he never applied, but I would like to
find out about it.
Also, are the unit histories available anywhere? Officers were supposed to
write up every engagement, so I've always hoped it would be possible to
read about the actions that relatives participated in (their units are
mentioned in the discharge paper). Another uncle claimed he only guarded
prisoners, but at the same time he was gassed. WW I veterans, who are
mostly gone now, were always reluctant to talk about their experiences.

Jules Levin
---

A possible source of information would be American Jewish Committee, Office
of War. Records, 1918-1921....

http://www.cjh.org/academic/findingaids/AJHS/searchtools/search_ajc_form.cfm

Also the National Museum of American Jewish Military...

http://www.nmajmh.org/

Also one may write to "National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel
Records, 9700 PageAvenue, St. Louis, MO 63132-5100, And for additional
information visit: www.nara.gov/regional/mpr.html

Good Luck
Bob Roudman
San Rafael, CA
MILLNER, RUDMAN, KRUTANSKY, CHALIK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish U.S. Military RECORDS #general

robert roudman <rcroudman@...>
 

My father in law received 5 Bronze Stars for combat in World War II.
Unfortunately, I did not discover this until I located his Army papers
long after his passing. He never spoke a word of these awards. Noting
that many service records burned in 1970, is there another location in
which military honors were recorded? I would like to get the when, where
and how of his awards.

Edward Stern
I would also like to know about this. My uncle was shot in the tear duct a
few days before 11/11 1918, on the Western Front, and was on disability for
the wound the rest of his life, but he claimed he never got any medals--I
was thinking about the purple heart. The wound is mentioned--date and
engagement--in his discharge papers, which I have. He was bitter about the
war and Wilson's promises, so maybe he never applied, but I would like to
find out about it.
Also, are the unit histories available anywhere? Officers were supposed to
write up every engagement, so I've always hoped it would be possible to
read about the actions that relatives participated in (their units are
mentioned in the discharge paper). Another uncle claimed he only guarded
prisoners, but at the same time he was gassed. WW I veterans, who are
mostly gone now, were always reluctant to talk about their experiences.

Jules Levin
---

A possible source of information would be American Jewish Committee, Office
of War. Records, 1918-1921....

http://www.cjh.org/academic/findingaids/AJHS/searchtools/search_ajc_form.cfm

Also the National Museum of American Jewish Military...

http://www.nmajmh.org/

Also one may write to "National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel
Records, 9700 PageAvenue, St. Louis, MO 63132-5100, And for additional
information visit: www.nara.gov/regional/mpr.html

Good Luck
Bob Roudman
San Rafael, CA
MILLNER, RUDMAN, KRUTANSKY, CHALIK


Finding a shtetl #general

Elliot Fishman <elliotf@...>
 

I'm trying to find a shtetl called Valinsky. It is either in the Bialystok
area or in Grodno. If anyone can help me; contact me at:
elliotf@.... Thanks

MODERATOR NOTE: Use the JewishGen ShtetlSeeker to locate Valinsky. ShtetlSeeker
is located at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/


LatviaSIG luncheon at IAJGS Conference #latvia

C&V <proprius@...>
 

Somehow I thought there had been an announcement of the Latvia
SIG luncheon on the Thursday of the IAJGS Conference in Las Vegas. When
I tried to include it in my registration for the conference, I was told
by e-mail that there is no Latvia luncheon.
Is there a Latvia luncheon scheduled? If so, when is it?
Thanks,
Cynthia Spikell
proprius@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding a shtetl #general

Elliot Fishman <elliotf@...>
 

I'm trying to find a shtetl called Valinsky. It is either in the Bialystok
area or in Grodno. If anyone can help me; contact me at:
elliotf@.... Thanks

MODERATOR NOTE: Use the JewishGen ShtetlSeeker to locate Valinsky. ShtetlSeeker
is located at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/


Latvia SIG #Latvia LatviaSIG luncheon at IAJGS Conference #latvia

C&V <proprius@...>
 

Somehow I thought there had been an announcement of the Latvia
SIG luncheon on the Thursday of the IAJGS Conference in Las Vegas. When
I tried to include it in my registration for the conference, I was told
by e-mail that there is no Latvia luncheon.
Is there a Latvia luncheon scheduled? If so, when is it?
Thanks,
Cynthia Spikell
proprius@...


Re: Who lived in the shetls? #general

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

Dear Tereasa:

There's only one silly question: the one you don't ask.

As far as I can tell, the ShtetlSeeker is a directory of every town,
village, and wide place in the road in all those countries. A
gazetteer, really.

There were some villages populated entirely or almost entirely by Jews,
but those were not the rule everywhere. In Poland and elsewhere, it
could be that there were only one or two Jewish families in a village.
In many cases one of these was the local innkeeper. The feudal lords
had a monopoly on acohol sale and production, and would license taverns,
etc. The licensee would pay a certain amount for the right to make or
sell beer or booze, and could keep the rest. Jews were often preferred
as license-holders, not least because they could generally read, write,
and keep accounts. Also, they were socially not part of the community,
which made it easier for them to keep a more, um, professional
relationship with their customers. (And when it was time for a
temperance drive, they made excellent scapegoats...)

Good luck!

Roger Lustig
Descendant of more than one of those "Arrendators"

John and Tereasa Lenius wrote:

Perhaps this is a silly question, but, did only Jews live in the Shetls
found using the Shetl seeker? I know that my Great grandfather and all of
his brothers were born in a Nowa Wies (which one I don't know). I know
absolutely nothing about these villages. Also, I would like to thank all of
you who have answered my previous message. It is wonderful to know that
people are willing to help. Thank you again.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Who lived in the shetls? #general

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

Dear Tereasa:

There's only one silly question: the one you don't ask.

As far as I can tell, the ShtetlSeeker is a directory of every town,
village, and wide place in the road in all those countries. A
gazetteer, really.

There were some villages populated entirely or almost entirely by Jews,
but those were not the rule everywhere. In Poland and elsewhere, it
could be that there were only one or two Jewish families in a village.
In many cases one of these was the local innkeeper. The feudal lords
had a monopoly on acohol sale and production, and would license taverns,
etc. The licensee would pay a certain amount for the right to make or
sell beer or booze, and could keep the rest. Jews were often preferred
as license-holders, not least because they could generally read, write,
and keep accounts. Also, they were socially not part of the community,
which made it easier for them to keep a more, um, professional
relationship with their customers. (And when it was time for a
temperance drive, they made excellent scapegoats...)

Good luck!

Roger Lustig
Descendant of more than one of those "Arrendators"

John and Tereasa Lenius wrote:

Perhaps this is a silly question, but, did only Jews live in the Shetls
found using the Shetl seeker? I know that my Great grandfather and all of
his brothers were born in a Nowa Wies (which one I don't know). I know
absolutely nothing about these villages. Also, I would like to thank all of
you who have answered my previous message. It is wonderful to know that
people are willing to help. Thank you again.


Hattie LEVI Los Angeles obituary lookup #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

Hattie LEVI died in Los Angeles on 16 October 1970 at the age of 100.
Her husband Julius B. LEVI died there on 29 March 1940.

Can anyone find their obituaries and send them to me?
I'm searching for their descendants.

Jim Bennett
Haifa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hattie LEVI Los Angeles obituary lookup #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

Hattie LEVI died in Los Angeles on 16 October 1970 at the age of 100.
Her husband Julius B. LEVI died there on 29 March 1940.

Can anyone find their obituaries and send them to me?
I'm searching for their descendants.

Jim Bennett
Haifa


Re: Abigail KATZENELENBOGEN #rabbinic

Deborah Glassman <dgg2020@...>
 

On 2005.04.14, Udi Cain <chaikin@...> wrote:

According to [some], Abigail, Juda Shmuel KATZENELENBUGEN's wife,
was a daughter of Rabbi Mordechai YAFFE >from Posen. This seems to
me to be unlikely. Mordechai YAFFE, according to the Encyclopedia
Judaica, was born in 1535 and died in 1612. Juda Shmuel was born
in 1521, and died in 1597.
There is confusion in a number of sources between Valka JAFFE the
wife of Judah KATZENELLENBOGEN ben Meir WAHL (Judah is the great-
grandson of Samuel Judah KATZENELLEBOGEN) and Abigail the wife of
Samuel Judah KATZENELLENBOGEN ben Meir of Padua. Though both men
were called Judah Katzenellenbogen ben Meir they are separated
considerably in time. This confusion is why the elder man is said to
be the son-in-law of Mordechai the Lebush.

Samuel Judah KATZENELLENBOGEN, the son of Meir Padua, was married to
Abigail. The last name that her son Saul used of WAHL may indicate
that she was of the SHOR/WAHL family since both are translations of
"ox." If that is so, it is likely that her father was Moshe ben
Efrem Zalman SHOR, but I have not seen documentation that can
confirm this.

Incidentally, my research, blame no one but me, indicates that Saul
WAHL's wife Deborah DRUCKER is the daughter of David Yehiel RAPAPORT
who was called Yehiel the Madpis of Vienna. (Madpis and Drucker are
both translations of the word Printer)

Hope this helps.
Deborah Glassman
Elkins Park, PA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Abigail KATZENELENBOGEN #rabbinic

Deborah Glassman <dgg2020@...>
 

On 2005.04.14, Udi Cain <chaikin@...> wrote:

According to [some], Abigail, Juda Shmuel KATZENELENBUGEN's wife,
was a daughter of Rabbi Mordechai YAFFE >from Posen. This seems to
me to be unlikely. Mordechai YAFFE, according to the Encyclopedia
Judaica, was born in 1535 and died in 1612. Juda Shmuel was born
in 1521, and died in 1597.
There is confusion in a number of sources between Valka JAFFE the
wife of Judah KATZENELLENBOGEN ben Meir WAHL (Judah is the great-
grandson of Samuel Judah KATZENELLEBOGEN) and Abigail the wife of
Samuel Judah KATZENELLENBOGEN ben Meir of Padua. Though both men
were called Judah Katzenellenbogen ben Meir they are separated
considerably in time. This confusion is why the elder man is said to
be the son-in-law of Mordechai the Lebush.

Samuel Judah KATZENELLENBOGEN, the son of Meir Padua, was married to
Abigail. The last name that her son Saul used of WAHL may indicate
that she was of the SHOR/WAHL family since both are translations of
"ox." If that is so, it is likely that her father was Moshe ben
Efrem Zalman SHOR, but I have not seen documentation that can
confirm this.

Incidentally, my research, blame no one but me, indicates that Saul
WAHL's wife Deborah DRUCKER is the daughter of David Yehiel RAPAPORT
who was called Yehiel the Madpis of Vienna. (Madpis and Drucker are
both translations of the word Printer)

Hope this helps.
Deborah Glassman
Elkins Park, PA