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Re: Uriah P Levy - 1st Jewish Commodore of US Navy #general

Sal & Ellen Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

USNA in Annapolis, MD is currently building a 38,000sq ft Jewish Center &
Chapel to be named for Levy. Go to www.usna.edu & enter Levy Chapel. It was
tentatively scheduled to open in May 2005. Those in WDC/ MD area might be
interested in following up on this. USNA Public Affairs Office (410)
293-2291.

My interest: I did a family tree for a cousin's 90th birthday present 2 yrs
ago & my cousins grandfather's sister Sophie Cerf Levy was married to Uriah
P Levy, the nephew of the Commodore. They appear in Malcolm Stern's book
"First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies 1654-1988" 3rd Edition 1991
pg 159. Call # RGY/929/Stern. I researched the Texas branches of this family
& have additional names tha are not listed in book.
There is also an excellent book with alot of genealogical info on the
family - " Saving Monticello - The Levy Families Epic Quest to Rescue the
House that Jefferson Built" by Marc Leepson Call # 975.5482. The Commodore's
maternal grt-grandfather was in American Revolutionary War.
I have notes >from the book. A few tidbits: Bronze statue of Jefferson made
in France & located in Rotunda of US Capitol is inscribed >from Uriah P Levy
& a copy of statue is in Rotunda of NY City Hall. Portraits of Uriah P Levy
are in USNA Museum & NYC Democratic Club, a chapel is named for him at US
Naval Base in Norfolk, VA & a destroyer escort USS Levy is named for him.
Other books:
" The Levy Family & Monticello 1834-1923 " by Melvin Urofsky Call #
973.46092
" Rebels & Reformers: Biographies of 4 Jewish Americans" by Eisman Call #
920
Other books are listed in bibliographies of all 3 books.
You can put Uriah P Levy on www.google.com & get alot of info.
Ellen Barbieri
San Diego, CA
elsal@cox.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Uriah P Levy - 1st Jewish Commodore of US Navy #general

Sal & Ellen Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

USNA in Annapolis, MD is currently building a 38,000sq ft Jewish Center &
Chapel to be named for Levy. Go to www.usna.edu & enter Levy Chapel. It was
tentatively scheduled to open in May 2005. Those in WDC/ MD area might be
interested in following up on this. USNA Public Affairs Office (410)
293-2291.

My interest: I did a family tree for a cousin's 90th birthday present 2 yrs
ago & my cousins grandfather's sister Sophie Cerf Levy was married to Uriah
P Levy, the nephew of the Commodore. They appear in Malcolm Stern's book
"First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies 1654-1988" 3rd Edition 1991
pg 159. Call # RGY/929/Stern. I researched the Texas branches of this family
& have additional names tha are not listed in book.
There is also an excellent book with alot of genealogical info on the
family - " Saving Monticello - The Levy Families Epic Quest to Rescue the
House that Jefferson Built" by Marc Leepson Call # 975.5482. The Commodore's
maternal grt-grandfather was in American Revolutionary War.
I have notes >from the book. A few tidbits: Bronze statue of Jefferson made
in France & located in Rotunda of US Capitol is inscribed >from Uriah P Levy
& a copy of statue is in Rotunda of NY City Hall. Portraits of Uriah P Levy
are in USNA Museum & NYC Democratic Club, a chapel is named for him at US
Naval Base in Norfolk, VA & a destroyer escort USS Levy is named for him.
Other books:
" The Levy Family & Monticello 1834-1923 " by Melvin Urofsky Call #
973.46092
" Rebels & Reformers: Biographies of 4 Jewish Americans" by Eisman Call #
920
Other books are listed in bibliographies of all 3 books.
You can put Uriah P Levy on www.google.com & get alot of info.
Ellen Barbieri
San Diego, CA
elsal@cox.net


GREENBERG from Welden, Russia #general

Sandra Yoder
 

Though my Greenberg family originated >from Latvia at the end of the 19th
century, a 1901 ship manifest states that a great aunt and her family came
from Welden, Russia.
It may be that her husband was >from there, but I can't locate the town or
province using Russia or Latvia as the country. Maybe a "slip" of the pen?

Does anyone have an idea where this "may have been?"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GREENBERG from Welden, Russia #general

Sandra Yoder
 

Though my Greenberg family originated >from Latvia at the end of the 19th
century, a 1901 ship manifest states that a great aunt and her family came
from Welden, Russia.
It may be that her husband was >from there, but I can't locate the town or
province using Russia or Latvia as the country. Maybe a "slip" of the pen?

Does anyone have an idea where this "may have been?"


Greenberg store in the UK #general

Sandra Yoder
 

A great aunt stayed in Ireland for a couple of years while her husband came
to America in 1891 to secure a home; then a cousin mentioned to me recently
that he was told by his father that a Greenberg member owned a store in or
near Dublin, Ireland.

Would any of you Greenberg (or variations) researchers have that information
in your family history? Also, my Greenbergs came >from Latvia originally.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Greenberg store in the UK #general

Sandra Yoder
 

A great aunt stayed in Ireland for a couple of years while her husband came
to America in 1891 to secure a home; then a cousin mentioned to me recently
that he was told by his father that a Greenberg member owned a store in or
near Dublin, Ireland.

Would any of you Greenberg (or variations) researchers have that information
in your family history? Also, my Greenbergs came >from Latvia originally.


Re: Y.M.H.A. Symphony Orchestra-NYC 1940/41 #general

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

Dear Pamela, Please do send JPG of this program to
<lisathaler@sbcglobal.net>.
I was happily surprised to see violist Tina KOLIN on the program.
Ernestina "Tina" KOLIN (1923 Berlin-1982 Brazil) arrived in NYC in 1937,
naturalized in 1944 and married Hansjurgen MICHAELIS in 1951. According to
KOLIN family lore, Tina began violin lessons at age five (her brother,
at age six). Her cousin, artist Sacha KOLIN (the focus of my research),
exhibited in "9 Artists Show for Concert Audience" (12 Feb. 1952+) at
the same venue. Co-exhibitors were: Hannes BECKMANN, Robert DELSON,
Lily ENTE, Helen GERARDIA, Peter LIPMAN-WULF, Paul B. SECKEL, Alan
THIELKER and Alton S. TOBEY.

With Appreciation,
Lisa THALER (Chicago, IL, U.S.) www.sachakolin.com
Researching...KOLIN of Brailov, Ukr.; Odessa; Berlin;
Prague; Vienna; NYC


On Apr 18, 2005, at 1:00 AM, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:
Subject: Y.M.H.A. Symphony Orchestra-NYC 1940/41
From: "Pamela Weisberger" <pweisberger@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 18:19:45 -0700
Below are names appearing on a program for the Young Men's Hebrew
Association's Symphony Orchestra for the 1940-41 season, performing
under the auspices of the Department of Music for the 92nd Street Y.
These concerts took place on December 8, 1940 and February 16, 1941 in
the Theresa Kaufmann Auditorium at 8:45PM.Perhaps some of your relatives
were members of this orchestra. If this program is of genealogical
interest to you, contact me privately and I'll send you a JPEG image of it.
If you have any other information about this orchestra, feel free to
share it with the group. (Although not every name appears to be Jewish,
for the sake of accuracy, all names have been included.)
Violas: Tina Kolin, ...
Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Y.M.H.A. Symphony Orchestra-NYC 1940/41 #general

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

Dear Pamela, Please do send JPG of this program to
<lisathaler@sbcglobal.net>.
I was happily surprised to see violist Tina KOLIN on the program.
Ernestina "Tina" KOLIN (1923 Berlin-1982 Brazil) arrived in NYC in 1937,
naturalized in 1944 and married Hansjurgen MICHAELIS in 1951. According to
KOLIN family lore, Tina began violin lessons at age five (her brother,
at age six). Her cousin, artist Sacha KOLIN (the focus of my research),
exhibited in "9 Artists Show for Concert Audience" (12 Feb. 1952+) at
the same venue. Co-exhibitors were: Hannes BECKMANN, Robert DELSON,
Lily ENTE, Helen GERARDIA, Peter LIPMAN-WULF, Paul B. SECKEL, Alan
THIELKER and Alton S. TOBEY.

With Appreciation,
Lisa THALER (Chicago, IL, U.S.) www.sachakolin.com
Researching...KOLIN of Brailov, Ukr.; Odessa; Berlin;
Prague; Vienna; NYC


On Apr 18, 2005, at 1:00 AM, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:
Subject: Y.M.H.A. Symphony Orchestra-NYC 1940/41
From: "Pamela Weisberger" <pweisberger@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 18:19:45 -0700
Below are names appearing on a program for the Young Men's Hebrew
Association's Symphony Orchestra for the 1940-41 season, performing
under the auspices of the Department of Music for the 92nd Street Y.
These concerts took place on December 8, 1940 and February 16, 1941 in
the Theresa Kaufmann Auditorium at 8:45PM.Perhaps some of your relatives
were members of this orchestra. If this program is of genealogical
interest to you, contact me privately and I'll send you a JPEG image of it.
If you have any other information about this orchestra, feel free to
share it with the group. (Although not every name appears to be Jewish,
for the sake of accuracy, all names have been included.)
Violas: Tina Kolin, ...
Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Descendants of Leiba PUPKO #belarus

Samuel Goldfarb <samgo@...>
 

I am searching for descendants of Leiba (Leib) PUPKO of Lida,
Lithuania. Leiba, my great-great-grandfather, was probably born before
1820. His son, Gilel (Hillel), born 1836, was my great-grandfather.
Does anyone have a link to this Leiba Pupko?

Irene Goldfarb
Princeton, New Jersey
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Belarus SIG #Belarus Descendants of Leiba PUPKO #belarus

Samuel Goldfarb <samgo@...>
 

I am searching for descendants of Leiba (Leib) PUPKO of Lida,
Lithuania. Leiba, my great-great-grandfather, was probably born before
1820. His son, Gilel (Hillel), born 1836, was my great-grandfather.
Does anyone have a link to this Leiba Pupko?

Irene Goldfarb
Princeton, New Jersey
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names/towns. There are many people searching that name/town. Private replies only.


The SORKIN Family #belarus

Michael Sorkin <msorkin@...>
 

have traced my Great- Grandfather Joseph Sorkin his wife Esther,sons Aaron
(my Grandfather Harry) Chiam (Hymie),Alec and daughters Leikei (Lily) and
Bella all arriving at Ellis in Sept 1906 they where all refused entry Esther
7 months pregnant and my Grandfather had been hospitalised on the boat
Smolensk.according to the ships manifest they where due to stay with a
family called BELITZKY in New York.
I have a feeling this could have been my Great Grandmothers maiden name but
I have no records to show this I am told she was >from Rechitsa and my
G-Grandfather was >from Homel (Gomel) are there any marriage records >from
these areas ??? that would confirm anything about my family prior to 1906 I
presume they where married and that would be about 1895 as my Grandfather
was 10 when they arrived at Ellis Island.
Somehow they finished up in the UK in October 1906.Can anybody help please.
please reply to msorkin@hotmail if that's easier.
Michael Sorkin, Leeds, England


Belarus SIG #Belarus The SORKIN Family #belarus

Michael Sorkin <msorkin@...>
 

have traced my Great- Grandfather Joseph Sorkin his wife Esther,sons Aaron
(my Grandfather Harry) Chiam (Hymie),Alec and daughters Leikei (Lily) and
Bella all arriving at Ellis in Sept 1906 they where all refused entry Esther
7 months pregnant and my Grandfather had been hospitalised on the boat
Smolensk.according to the ships manifest they where due to stay with a
family called BELITZKY in New York.
I have a feeling this could have been my Great Grandmothers maiden name but
I have no records to show this I am told she was >from Rechitsa and my
G-Grandfather was >from Homel (Gomel) are there any marriage records >from
these areas ??? that would confirm anything about my family prior to 1906 I
presume they where married and that would be about 1895 as my Grandfather
was 10 when they arrived at Ellis Island.
Somehow they finished up in the UK in October 1906.Can anybody help please.
please reply to msorkin@hotmail if that's easier.
Michael Sorkin, Leeds, England


Re: NYC Police Records #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

How old is old? My 2nd gr grandfather was in the NYC police dept
(a translator) about 1860 and died in 1864. I once went to 1 Police
Plaza to see if there were any records of him - death benefit, anything.

The NYC Police Department was reorganized well after that, and I was
advised to write to the governor as the next 'version' were state police
before there were state police. The present NYC Police Department
was much younger, but I don't know the specifics.

There are, however, coroner's records, >from at least as far back as
1900, in the Municipal Archives, I believe.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ

"I was wondering whether the NYC Police Department would have old
records and/or archives for our view in cases such as a family member
having a tragic death,where the cause of death was Undetermined on
the death certificate."


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Police Records #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

How old is old? My 2nd gr grandfather was in the NYC police dept
(a translator) about 1860 and died in 1864. I once went to 1 Police
Plaza to see if there were any records of him - death benefit, anything.

The NYC Police Department was reorganized well after that, and I was
advised to write to the governor as the next 'version' were state police
before there were state police. The present NYC Police Department
was much younger, but I don't know the specifics.

There are, however, coroner's records, >from at least as far back as
1900, in the Municipal Archives, I believe.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ

"I was wondering whether the NYC Police Department would have old
records and/or archives for our view in cases such as a family member
having a tragic death,where the cause of death was Undetermined on
the death certificate."


Derivation of surname STEIBER #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

Does anyone know the derivation of the surname STEIBER? The owners of that
name lived in Vienna for at least three generations, beginning in the late
19th century, but a member of that family thinks the family came originally
from Moldava.
Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Derivation of surname STEIBER #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

Does anyone know the derivation of the surname STEIBER? The owners of that
name lived in Vienna for at least three generations, beginning in the late
19th century, but a member of that family thinks the family came originally
from Moldava.
Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


displaced person documents #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

Has anyone used displaced person documents kept by the US government?
where are they located and what kinds of records are they?
Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen displaced person documents #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

Has anyone used displaced person documents kept by the US government?
where are they located and what kinds of records are they?
Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca


Toledo Ohio border crossing #general

Rappeport Family <rappeport@...>
 

My grandfather arrived in Montreal >from Europe in 1905, and then crossed
into America at the Toledo Ohio border crossing.

Is there anywhere to access records of the Toledo border crossings?

Are Montreal arrivals on-line anywhere?

Laurie Rappeport

Searching: HYAMS >from Birmingham; SENDLER >from Birzai, Lithuania;
RUDA >from Proznitz, Poland;LIFSHITZ >from Bobroisk, Belarus.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Toledo Ohio border crossing #general

Rappeport Family <rappeport@...>
 

My grandfather arrived in Montreal >from Europe in 1905, and then crossed
into America at the Toledo Ohio border crossing.

Is there anywhere to access records of the Toledo border crossings?

Are Montreal arrivals on-line anywhere?

Laurie Rappeport

Searching: HYAMS >from Birmingham; SENDLER >from Birzai, Lithuania;
RUDA >from Proznitz, Poland;LIFSHITZ >from Bobroisk, Belarus.