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Morris FLAX, N.Ireland 1882, to USA in 1905 #general

Ruth Moltz <melibea2@...>
 

Morris FLAX was born in approximately 1882 in Northern Ireland. According to the
1930 census, he lived in Brooklyn and had a son George, born in 1912. His wife was
Anna. I believe Morris was the son of Deborah (Dora) and ?? FLAX who were >from
Latvia and settled in Belfast. Morris arrived in the US approximately 1905.

Ruth Moltz
rammsm@aol.com
Michigan
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Researching MUNITZ, RIZNIKOVE, HECKER #general

Steve Thomas <derrosenkavalier@...>
 

I am posting this information in the hope that some reader will recognize one of
the names and have more information on my ancestors. If so, please reply by e-mail
privately to derrosenkavalier@ameritech.net.

My great-grandmother, Anna Celia MUNITZ (5/19/1889-7/19/1969) came >from the town
of Dokshitz, Borisov district, Minsk province, originally in Lithuania, now in
Belarus. Most of my MUNITZ ancestors emigrated to the US through New York between
1895 and 1910. Anna arrived on 8/13/1907. The family moved to Akron, Ohio about
1920 and later to Los Angeles, California in 1946.

Abe RIZNIKOVE came to the US >from Kiev, Ukraine. We believe that he defected >from
the Russian army in New York. He married Esther STEINER (who died about 1924),
from Hungary, and the family settled in Akron, Ohio. Abe died about 1947. They had
three children: Marvin, Alex and Ruth.

Sam HECKER (7/15/1885-1/19/1953) was the son of Baruch HECKER and Goldie
HOCHSTEIN. He emigrated >from Russia to New York around 1903 and married my
great-grandmother, Anna MUNITZ in New York 3/13/1909. We know nothing more about
Sam's family or its origins.
Thank you.
---
Steve Thomas
JGFF researcher #60036
Waterford, Michigan, USA
researching MUNITZ, HECKER, RIZNIKOVE, FOCKLER, HIBBLER, COLOMBO
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WOLK,WALK in NJ and Massachusetts #general

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

Searching for anyone connected to the following persons who were originally >from
Pazelva (now Zelva), Vilkomir District (now Ukmerge), Lithuania (spellings >from
the Ellis Island records):

Abe and Bluma WALK
XX Cedar St.
Dover, New Jersey

Bluma, at the age of 20, arrived in 1907 and went to join her husband Abe.

Louis and Rebeka WOLK
XXX Williams
Chelsea, Massachusetts

Rebeka, at the age of 28, arrived in 1903 and went to join her husband Louis.

The above persons may have used VOLK or WOLF as their surname in the US.

Steven Weiss
Chicago
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Morris FLAX, N.Ireland 1882, to USA in 1905 #general

Ruth Moltz <melibea2@...>
 

Morris FLAX was born in approximately 1882 in Northern Ireland. According to the
1930 census, he lived in Brooklyn and had a son George, born in 1912. His wife was
Anna. I believe Morris was the son of Deborah (Dora) and ?? FLAX who were >from
Latvia and settled in Belfast. Morris arrived in the US approximately 1905.

Ruth Moltz
rammsm@aol.com
Michigan
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching MUNITZ, RIZNIKOVE, HECKER #general

Steve Thomas <derrosenkavalier@...>
 

I am posting this information in the hope that some reader will recognize one of
the names and have more information on my ancestors. If so, please reply by e-mail
privately to derrosenkavalier@ameritech.net.

My great-grandmother, Anna Celia MUNITZ (5/19/1889-7/19/1969) came >from the town
of Dokshitz, Borisov district, Minsk province, originally in Lithuania, now in
Belarus. Most of my MUNITZ ancestors emigrated to the US through New York between
1895 and 1910. Anna arrived on 8/13/1907. The family moved to Akron, Ohio about
1920 and later to Los Angeles, California in 1946.

Abe RIZNIKOVE came to the US >from Kiev, Ukraine. We believe that he defected >from
the Russian army in New York. He married Esther STEINER (who died about 1924),
from Hungary, and the family settled in Akron, Ohio. Abe died about 1947. They had
three children: Marvin, Alex and Ruth.

Sam HECKER (7/15/1885-1/19/1953) was the son of Baruch HECKER and Goldie
HOCHSTEIN. He emigrated >from Russia to New York around 1903 and married my
great-grandmother, Anna MUNITZ in New York 3/13/1909. We know nothing more about
Sam's family or its origins.
Thank you.
---
Steve Thomas
JGFF researcher #60036
Waterford, Michigan, USA
researching MUNITZ, HECKER, RIZNIKOVE, FOCKLER, HIBBLER, COLOMBO
derrosenkavalier@ameritech.net
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WOLK,WALK in NJ and Massachusetts #general

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

Searching for anyone connected to the following persons who were originally >from
Pazelva (now Zelva), Vilkomir District (now Ukmerge), Lithuania (spellings >from
the Ellis Island records):

Abe and Bluma WALK
XX Cedar St.
Dover, New Jersey

Bluma, at the age of 20, arrived in 1907 and went to join her husband Abe.

Louis and Rebeka WOLK
XXX Williams
Chelsea, Massachusetts

Rebeka, at the age of 28, arrived in 1903 and went to join her husband Louis.

The above persons may have used VOLK or WOLF as their surname in the US.

Steven Weiss
Chicago
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Is this Name Pairing common? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

There exist some pairings of given names that are not in the ;pattern of
Yehuda-Leib, Dov-Ber, etc., but seem to be arbitrary pairings, reflecting a
prestigious predecessor rather than an ancestor. Frequently encountered examples
are Alexander-Ziskind and Baruch-Meier. I have another such pairing in my family
that I have not seen elsewhere and am not familiar with, namely "Michael-Yih.iel".
Have others seen this combination? And is anything known about it? Is it as
uncommon as I think?

For background: I have had one such person, who originated in Lomza Gubernia, in
my database for some years. When another popped up about a year ago, the deceased
grandfather of a newly discovered family in New York with the same quite unusual
surname, the coincidence caused me to take the trouble to get a photograph of his
matzeva, which made it perfectly clear that this was the same man, and I was able
to place the new branch in the context of the rest of the family.

Now yet another Michael-Yih.iel has appeared with the same still rare surname,
born well to the south of Lomza Gubernia, in Wyszkow, which surprised me. I don't
expect to be able to tie him and his large family easily to the Lomza Gubernia
family, but anything is possible -- it would be a genuine coup.

With a name pairing that seems uncommon as this one, I would like to know where it
comes from. If it is identified with a specific person some generations in the
past, it might offer a clue of apossible connection. On the other hand, it might
show that two families in different parts of Poland had a high opinion of the
original bearer of the name.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

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Need Obit from Switzerland from 1954 #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Wondering if anyone has access to newspapers >from Switzerland >from 1954?

I need a specific obit and I know the date but I do not have access to look for
the obit. The person died April 1954 in Vevey, Switzerland. If someone has access
to the newspapers and could look for the obit I would be most grateful. If you can
help please contact me directly at aejrdan@aol.com.

Thank you.

Allan Jordan


Buenos Aires Newspapers 1966 #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Is there anyone here who has access to the newspapers in Buenos Aires >from 1966
that could do a look up for me? I have the dates that I need but no access to the
newspapers.

If you could help me out it would be appreciated and I might be able to trade some
research with the databases I have access to.

Please contact me privately to discuss this if you have access to the main
newspaper >from 1966 in Buenos Aires.

Thank you.

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Is this Name Pairing common? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

There exist some pairings of given names that are not in the ;pattern of
Yehuda-Leib, Dov-Ber, etc., but seem to be arbitrary pairings, reflecting a
prestigious predecessor rather than an ancestor. Frequently encountered examples
are Alexander-Ziskind and Baruch-Meier. I have another such pairing in my family
that I have not seen elsewhere and am not familiar with, namely "Michael-Yih.iel".
Have others seen this combination? And is anything known about it? Is it as
uncommon as I think?

For background: I have had one such person, who originated in Lomza Gubernia, in
my database for some years. When another popped up about a year ago, the deceased
grandfather of a newly discovered family in New York with the same quite unusual
surname, the coincidence caused me to take the trouble to get a photograph of his
matzeva, which made it perfectly clear that this was the same man, and I was able
to place the new branch in the context of the rest of the family.

Now yet another Michael-Yih.iel has appeared with the same still rare surname,
born well to the south of Lomza Gubernia, in Wyszkow, which surprised me. I don't
expect to be able to tie him and his large family easily to the Lomza Gubernia
family, but anything is possible -- it would be a genuine coup.

With a name pairing that seems uncommon as this one, I would like to know where it
comes from. If it is identified with a specific person some generations in the
past, it might offer a clue of apossible connection. On the other hand, it might
show that two families in different parts of Poland had a high opinion of the
original bearer of the name.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

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valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL above -- no
Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Obit from Switzerland from 1954 #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Wondering if anyone has access to newspapers >from Switzerland >from 1954?

I need a specific obit and I know the date but I do not have access to look for
the obit. The person died April 1954 in Vevey, Switzerland. If someone has access
to the newspapers and could look for the obit I would be most grateful. If you can
help please contact me directly at aejrdan@aol.com.

Thank you.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Buenos Aires Newspapers 1966 #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Is there anyone here who has access to the newspapers in Buenos Aires >from 1966
that could do a look up for me? I have the dates that I need but no access to the
newspapers.

If you could help me out it would be appreciated and I might be able to trade some
research with the databases I have access to.

Please contact me privately to discuss this if you have access to the main
newspaper >from 1966 in Buenos Aires.

Thank you.

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


Heard of Sidlovia, Latvia? #general

Sandy Berg <sberg@...>
 

My grandfather, Jacob SHAPIRO, emigrated >from Latvia to Joplin, Missouri, USA in
1905. His death certificate shows his place of birth as Sidlovia, Latvia. Has
anyone heard of this town? If so, please contact Sandra Rubin Berg of Overland
Park, Kansas, USA at sberg@kc.rr.com. Thank you.
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Document Tax #general

Israel P
 

According to this http://www.postgazette.com/pg/05171/525167.stm the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania is considering adding sales tax onto the charge for copies of bmds
and other government documents. Sounds like the administration alone will make
the documents more expensive, beyond the tax itself.

israel Pickholtz


Spelling Variants of GOLDBERG #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

If you are searching for the name GOLDBERG, I wanted to let the group know that
by chance I found the passenger ship record for my ggf Isaac GOLDBERG. It was
listed under GOLBERG and never would have been found on the American or the
Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex Codes. Sometimes we just get lucky!


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
Corona, California
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER, ROTHSTEIN,
HAMBURGER(Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia)
BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN (Veliuona,Kaunas),
KAHN/KOHN/COHN/CAHN, FRIEDSAM (Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh, PA),
NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD),
BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS,
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Heard of Sidlovia, Latvia? #general

Sandy Berg <sberg@...>
 

My grandfather, Jacob SHAPIRO, emigrated >from Latvia to Joplin, Missouri, USA in
1905. His death certificate shows his place of birth as Sidlovia, Latvia. Has
anyone heard of this town? If so, please contact Sandra Rubin Berg of Overland
Park, Kansas, USA at sberg@kc.rr.com. Thank you.
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Document Tax #general

Israel P
 

According to this http://www.postgazette.com/pg/05171/525167.stm the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania is considering adding sales tax onto the charge for copies of bmds
and other government documents. Sounds like the administration alone will make
the documents more expensive, beyond the tax itself.

israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spelling Variants of GOLDBERG #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

If you are searching for the name GOLDBERG, I wanted to let the group know that
by chance I found the passenger ship record for my ggf Isaac GOLDBERG. It was
listed under GOLBERG and never would have been found on the American or the
Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex Codes. Sometimes we just get lucky!


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
Corona, California
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER, ROTHSTEIN,
HAMBURGER(Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia)
BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN (Veliuona,Kaunas),
KAHN/KOHN/COHN/CAHN, FRIEDSAM (Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh, PA),
NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD),
BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS,
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Ship Records, Help Finding? #general

Bridget Wynne <rabbiwynne@...>
 

Hello:

I've been looking for the records of my great-grandparents' immigration to the
U.S. >from Eastern Europe. With the help of some wonderful JewishGen-ners who
responded to my recent post, I've found their census records, which give a range
of dates for their immigration.

My great-grandparents lived in Chicago. I know they were both in the U.S. by 1887
since their marriage license is >from Chicago in Sep 1887.

I don't know whether or not my ggf and ggm knew each other before they came to the
U.S. I haven't found any passenger records that seem like they might be for my
ggm.

I have found a couple records that might be for my ggf, but I don't know how to
tell if those with what look like reasonable names and dates are him or not, and I
want to see if anyone has any advice. With other family members whose passenger
records I've found there have been other clues to go by.

Below is what I've found so far about my ggf Leon FRANK and my ggm Rachel
CHIRLESON.

Leon/Leopold FRANK
Dates of birth: Illinois death certificate gives 10 May 1867; 1900 census gives
Apr 1860; 1910 census implies 1868; 1920 census implies 1865.
Dates of immigration: 1900 census gives 1862; 1910 census gives 1881; 1920 census
gives 1882.
Original nationalities: 1900 census gives Russia; 1910 census gives Austria; 1920
census gives Austria.
Naturalization: 1900 and 1910 censuses say "yes," give no date; 1920 census says
naturalized in 1890.

Rachel/Ray CHIRLESON (maiden name is >from marriage license and Illinois death
certificate)
Dates of birth: Illinois death certificate gives 15 Sept 1868; 1900 census gives
Jan 1868; 1910 census implies 1869; 1920 census implies 1869.
Place of birth: Family history says Lida, Poland; Illinois death certificate says
Nevel, Russia.
Dates of immigration: 1900 census gives 1885; 1910 census gives 1884; 1920 census
gives 1884.
Original nationalities: 1900 census gives Russia; 1910 census gives Austria; 1920
census gives Austria.
Naturalization: 1900 and 1910 censuses leave that space blank; 1920 census says
naturalized in 1890 (presumably when her husband was.

Using an on-line genealogy service, and the Ellis Island website, here are the
ship records I've found that I believe might be for Leon:

Name: Leon Franck Arrival Date: 26 Feb 1885 Estimated Birth Year: 1865 Age: 20
Gender: Male Status: Alien Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
Calling: trader?? [I can't read this] Destination: New York Place of Origin:
Russia Ship Name: St. Germain Port of Arrival: New York Line: 33
Microfilm Roll: 483 List Number: 208

Name: Leon Franks?? [I can't make out the last name) Arrival Date: 12 Sep 1882
Estimated Birth Year: 1859 Age: 23 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Hamburg,
Germany and Le Havre, France Calling: Dealer Destination: United States of
America Place of Origin: Russia Ship Name: Westphalia Port of Arrival: New York
Line: 55 Microfilm Roll: 457 List Number: 1304

Any suggestions as to how to tell if either of these is correct?

Any suggestions of other places and/or ways to look for ship records for him or
for her?

Thanks!
Bridget Wynne
Albany, CA (San Francisco Bay Area), USA
RabbiWynne@earthlink.net

Researching:
BORTNIK Russia or Ukraine to Argentina CHRILISON Nevel, Russia to Chicago
FRANK Russia to Chicago JAMESON Nevel, Russia LONDON Vilna to London to New
York LUBIN/LUBEN New York LUBLINSKI/LUBLINSKY Talnoye, Ukraine to New York,
Philadelphia & Argentina POLOKOFF/POLIAKFF Talnoye, Ukraine to Philadelphia
& New York PLATT Vasilishki, Belarus to New York SOPKIN Talnoye,


Re: Where is Chernove, Ukraine? #general

marcelo rosenbaum <marcelo@...>
 

Could it not be the infamous Chernobyl?

Regards

Marcelo Rosenbaum
marcelo@roferma.demon.co.uk

Shtetlseeker suggests Chernevtsy ( 4832 2807) Chernivtsi ( 4818 2556) as the
best possibilities. Chernivtsi is the city of Czernowitz where there was a
famous conference on Yiddish in 1908.

--
Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.