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Boer War , Jews in the Commander in Chief's bodyguard #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

These are extracts >from National Archives Ref WO 126/31 for the Boer War
service records for selected names starting between A and BO for the
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF’S BODY GUARD. There were a variety of standard forms
and also many sections of the forms were not completed. As a result the
details included vary. Thanks to Rowena Wat who compiled the complete
list. This is an extract of the ‘Jewish’ Names’

Please note these records are in the National archives, Kew and refer to
the British army!

Benjamin ABELHEIM
Enlisted: Green Point 25 Jun 1901
Reg. no. 33640
Age: 21, Nationality: Russian, Trade: Waiter
Friend: Mrs Krietz, 9 Chilcolm St, Cape Town, CC
Single

Benjen ABELHEIM
Reg. no. 35476
Enlisted: Johannesburg 21 Jul 1901
Age: 21, Nationality: Naturalised B’ Subject, Trade: Storeman
Mother: Mrs Abelheim, c/o H Xaiem, No. 9 Lelkon St, Cape Town
Discharged 29 Jul 1901

C R ABRAHAMS
Reg. no. 22276
Enlisted: Maitland 19 Nov 1900
Rank: Trooper
Discharged as time expired 22 May 1901 after 185 days service
Character: Very Good
Address after discharge: Broad Road, Wynberg, Cape Colony

Benjamin BASH
Age: 36, Height: 5 ft 6, Chest: 37
Hair: Dark, Eyes: Blue, Complexion: Sallow
Scar on chin
Religion: Jewish, Birthplace: Plymouth E
Trade: Broker & Auctioneer
Previous service: No
Address: P O 348, Bulawayo
Next of kin: Alfred Bash, 348 Bulawayo
Enlisted: Bulawayo 1 Nov 1900

Joseph BLOOMFIELD
Reg. no. 22348
Age: 28, Nationality: Cape Colonial, Trade: Waiter
Enlisted: 26 Nov 1900
Father: Mr A Bloomfield, Deep River, Cape Town
Single

Charles COHN
Reg. no. 22417
Age: 30, Height: 5 ft 6, Chest: 36
Hair: Dark, Eyes: Blue, Complexion: Dark
Religion: Jewish, Born: Germany, Trade: Cab owner
Previous service: SRV, Address: Rhodes St, Bulawayo
Next of kin: Henry Cohn, Box 4262, Johannesburg
Enlisted: Bulawayo 30 Oct 1900

Saul Issroff
Please don't send me queries, I have no further knowledge!


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Boer War , Jews in the Commander in Chief's bodyguard #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

These are extracts >from National Archives Ref WO 126/31 for the Boer War
service records for selected names starting between A and BO for the
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF’S BODY GUARD. There were a variety of standard forms
and also many sections of the forms were not completed. As a result the
details included vary. Thanks to Rowena Wat who compiled the complete
list. This is an extract of the ‘Jewish’ Names’

Please note these records are in the National archives, Kew and refer to
the British army!

Benjamin ABELHEIM
Enlisted: Green Point 25 Jun 1901
Reg. no. 33640
Age: 21, Nationality: Russian, Trade: Waiter
Friend: Mrs Krietz, 9 Chilcolm St, Cape Town, CC
Single

Benjen ABELHEIM
Reg. no. 35476
Enlisted: Johannesburg 21 Jul 1901
Age: 21, Nationality: Naturalised B’ Subject, Trade: Storeman
Mother: Mrs Abelheim, c/o H Xaiem, No. 9 Lelkon St, Cape Town
Discharged 29 Jul 1901

C R ABRAHAMS
Reg. no. 22276
Enlisted: Maitland 19 Nov 1900
Rank: Trooper
Discharged as time expired 22 May 1901 after 185 days service
Character: Very Good
Address after discharge: Broad Road, Wynberg, Cape Colony

Benjamin BASH
Age: 36, Height: 5 ft 6, Chest: 37
Hair: Dark, Eyes: Blue, Complexion: Sallow
Scar on chin
Religion: Jewish, Birthplace: Plymouth E
Trade: Broker & Auctioneer
Previous service: No
Address: P O 348, Bulawayo
Next of kin: Alfred Bash, 348 Bulawayo
Enlisted: Bulawayo 1 Nov 1900

Joseph BLOOMFIELD
Reg. no. 22348
Age: 28, Nationality: Cape Colonial, Trade: Waiter
Enlisted: 26 Nov 1900
Father: Mr A Bloomfield, Deep River, Cape Town
Single

Charles COHN
Reg. no. 22417
Age: 30, Height: 5 ft 6, Chest: 36
Hair: Dark, Eyes: Blue, Complexion: Dark
Religion: Jewish, Born: Germany, Trade: Cab owner
Previous service: SRV, Address: Rhodes St, Bulawayo
Next of kin: Henry Cohn, Box 4262, Johannesburg
Enlisted: Bulawayo 30 Oct 1900

Saul Issroff
Please don't send me queries, I have no further knowledge!


help finding a shtetl: Schikol Russia #general

Marvin Foss <just2marvls@...>
 

I found my great uncle on the Ellis Island website. The town he came
from was Schikol Russia. I've searched everywhere and cannot find that
town. Perhaps it is spelled differently. Can anyone help me?

Thank you,
Marvin Foss


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen help finding a shtetl: Schikol Russia #general

Marvin Foss <just2marvls@...>
 

I found my great uncle on the Ellis Island website. The town he came
from was Schikol Russia. I've searched everywhere and cannot find that
town. Perhaps it is spelled differently. Can anyone help me?

Thank you,
Marvin Foss


* Using Viewmate effectively #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear Genners,

My experience with Viewmate - this fantastic JG resource - is that even if
I do not publish my request to the list, several people send me their
answers or translations to the photos I have posted.

Thus here is my suggestion: If you publish a photo on Viewmate, wait 2-3
days before posting to the general list your request for answers. If by then
you haven't received feedback or the answers haven't been satisfactory then
send your request.

The above saves JG's bandwidth and your time by not having to read many
similar or identical answers.

BTW, thanks to all those who answered my latest two published tombstones.
Your help is very much appreciated.

Best regards and Shabbat Shalom
Tom
--

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Judel Goldberg -- Tykocin, Poland #general

Ian Puente
 

Hello,

I have a great-great grandfather named Judel/Jhuda Goldberg, who was born
in the Bialystock region (I believe in or around Tykocin, but certainly
either Grodno or Lomza Gubernia) on December 3, 1864. His parents were
Iccko Mejer Goldberg and Chaja Gitla Jaworowska. He had a brother named
Bienio Goldberg born around 1875. He emigrated to Amsterdam where he
married Marie de Boer in 1892. If this matches up with any of you, please
let me know. Additionally, if any of you have thoughts or ideas to share,
I'd appreciate those as well.

Thank You,

Ian Puente
Los Angeles, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen * Using Viewmate effectively #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear Genners,

My experience with Viewmate - this fantastic JG resource - is that even if
I do not publish my request to the list, several people send me their
answers or translations to the photos I have posted.

Thus here is my suggestion: If you publish a photo on Viewmate, wait 2-3
days before posting to the general list your request for answers. If by then
you haven't received feedback or the answers haven't been satisfactory then
send your request.

The above saves JG's bandwidth and your time by not having to read many
similar or identical answers.

BTW, thanks to all those who answered my latest two published tombstones.
Your help is very much appreciated.

Best regards and Shabbat Shalom
Tom
--

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Judel Goldberg -- Tykocin, Poland #general

Ian Puente
 

Hello,

I have a great-great grandfather named Judel/Jhuda Goldberg, who was born
in the Bialystock region (I believe in or around Tykocin, but certainly
either Grodno or Lomza Gubernia) on December 3, 1864. His parents were
Iccko Mejer Goldberg and Chaja Gitla Jaworowska. He had a brother named
Bienio Goldberg born around 1875. He emigrated to Amsterdam where he
married Marie de Boer in 1892. If this matches up with any of you, please
let me know. Additionally, if any of you have thoughts or ideas to share,
I'd appreciate those as well.

Thank You,

Ian Puente
Los Angeles, California


SAMUELS #general

david maymon <dudumd@...>
 

Dear genner,
I am trying to find Mr. George SAMUELS who lived in Darby ave. reseda CA before
1973,or his relatives: Annie Samuels or Jay Samuels.
Any information will be appreciated.
best regards
David Maymon
Israel


Lois GAIL; Riverside, CA, USA; died June 2006 #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

Looking for any info about Lois GAIL, who died in Riverside, CA on June 14, 1916.
Did not see an obituary in the Riverside paper or the LA Times. The SSDI says she
was born in 1916, and her Social Security number was issued in Indiana.
No children that I know of, but maybe siblings?
Maiden name unknown.
She was married to my wife's great uncle, Charles GAIL, who was born 1887 in the
Ukraine (possibly around Wishnovitz or Kremenets) and died June 1973 in Riverside.

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA
tbaker@zenderthurston.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SAMUELS #general

david maymon <dudumd@...>
 

Dear genner,
I am trying to find Mr. George SAMUELS who lived in Darby ave. reseda CA before
1973,or his relatives: Annie Samuels or Jay Samuels.
Any information will be appreciated.
best regards
David Maymon
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lois GAIL; Riverside, CA, USA; died June 2006 #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

Looking for any info about Lois GAIL, who died in Riverside, CA on June 14, 1916.
Did not see an obituary in the Riverside paper or the LA Times. The SSDI says she
was born in 1916, and her Social Security number was issued in Indiana.
No children that I know of, but maybe siblings?
Maiden name unknown.
She was married to my wife's great uncle, Charles GAIL, who was born 1887 in the
Ukraine (possibly around Wishnovitz or Kremenets) and died June 1973 in Riverside.

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA
tbaker@zenderthurston.com


PAVE/PAWE, Staten Island #general

SBSeales
 

I'm looking for the descendants of Meier PAWE >from Stuchin, Lida, who arrived at
Ellis Island with my grandmother's sister Elke BOJARSKY (Alice BOYARSKY DLOTT) in
1903.

Meier went to Boston to Alice's brother Harry, who was a haberdasher in East
Boston. Meier said on his manifest that he was a cousin of Harry.

I have found Meier in census records, and his descendants were still on
Maryland in Staten Island in 1991, where they had apparently been for decades.

Sue Seales, North Carolina
researching: BOYARSKY/Grodno
FREEDMAN/Siluva, Lithuania
ROSENTHAL/Odessa and Wengrow, Poland
BLUSZTEJN/Zareby Koscielne, Poland
PLOCKIER/Poland
ZELENY,ZELONY,ZELIONY/Chicago, Paris, Odessa, Bershad


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PAVE/PAWE, Staten Island #general

SBSeales
 

I'm looking for the descendants of Meier PAWE >from Stuchin, Lida, who arrived at
Ellis Island with my grandmother's sister Elke BOJARSKY (Alice BOYARSKY DLOTT) in
1903.

Meier went to Boston to Alice's brother Harry, who was a haberdasher in East
Boston. Meier said on his manifest that he was a cousin of Harry.

I have found Meier in census records, and his descendants were still on
Maryland in Staten Island in 1991, where they had apparently been for decades.

Sue Seales, North Carolina
researching: BOYARSKY/Grodno
FREEDMAN/Siluva, Lithuania
ROSENTHAL/Odessa and Wengrow, Poland
BLUSZTEJN/Zareby Koscielne, Poland
PLOCKIER/Poland
ZELENY,ZELONY,ZELIONY/Chicago, Paris, Odessa, Bershad


Documentary film on Gross-Breesen school #germany

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

Dear GerSIG:

My father was one of the 150 teens who attended a non-Zionist
"hachshara-type" camp in Gross Breesen, which is the "Jewish school"
portrayed in this documentary. Thought there might be others who
would like to attend.

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein San Antonio, TX

"Stones >from the Soil" will be shown at DePaul University
next Tuesday, the 22nd of May at 12 PM. It will be in the Schmitt
Academic Center, 2320 N Kenmore, room 161. It is sponsored by the
Department of Art and Art History and will be open to the public.

"Stones >from the Soil," is the documentary on my father and the one
hundred and fifty other German Jewish teenagers who were educated,
sheltered and ultimately saved by a unique Jewish school in 1930s
Germany, The film continues to play on PBS throughout the country--it just

recently showed in Buffalo, Washington, DC, and Texas.


German SIG #Germany Documentary film on Gross-Breesen school #germany

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

Dear GerSIG:

My father was one of the 150 teens who attended a non-Zionist
"hachshara-type" camp in Gross Breesen, which is the "Jewish school"
portrayed in this documentary. Thought there might be others who
would like to attend.

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein San Antonio, TX

"Stones >from the Soil" will be shown at DePaul University
next Tuesday, the 22nd of May at 12 PM. It will be in the Schmitt
Academic Center, 2320 N Kenmore, room 161. It is sponsored by the
Department of Art and Art History and will be open to the public.

"Stones >from the Soil," is the documentary on my father and the one
hundred and fifty other German Jewish teenagers who were educated,
sheltered and ultimately saved by a unique Jewish school in 1930s
Germany, The film continues to play on PBS throughout the country--it just

recently showed in Buffalo, Washington, DC, and Texas.


Re: German Birth Certificate #general

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

There have been several responses to this, noting that:

--Stettin is now Szczecin in Poland;
--Standesamt I in Berlin has Stettin records in its archive.

For most of us however, the way to get vital records >from Stettin is through the
LDS Family History Library/Centers. The city is one of a very few whose vital
records were filmed all the way up to the 1940's.

Alas, the on-line catalog at

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp

is down for maintenance today. When searching, note that Stettin was a fairly
large city with more than one Standesamt (registry office).


Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

Maury Kitces wrote:

Does anyone know how to find a birth certificate >from 1918 in Stettin,
Germany?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: German Birth Certificate #general

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

There have been several responses to this, noting that:

--Stettin is now Szczecin in Poland;
--Standesamt I in Berlin has Stettin records in its archive.

For most of us however, the way to get vital records >from Stettin is through the
LDS Family History Library/Centers. The city is one of a very few whose vital
records were filmed all the way up to the 1940's.

Alas, the on-line catalog at

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp

is down for maintenance today. When searching, note that Stettin was a fairly
large city with more than one Standesamt (registry office).


Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

Maury Kitces wrote:

Does anyone know how to find a birth certificate >from 1918 in Stettin,
Germany?


and SLIME was . . . #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 5/18/2007 1:42:37 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
henry.best1@ntlworld.com writes:

<< The surname SLIME is very unusual and I suspect that it's a shortened
version of something like Slimovich or a similar name.
Personally, I would have stuck with the original name rather than being
called SLIME! >>

==Probably Yiddish "Shlayme," >from Hebrew "Shlomo" = English/Latin/Greek
"Solomon"

Michael Bernet


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom and SLIME was . . . #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 5/18/2007 1:42:37 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
henry.best1@ntlworld.com writes:

<< The surname SLIME is very unusual and I suspect that it's a shortened
version of something like Slimovich or a similar name.
Personally, I would have stuck with the original name rather than being
called SLIME! >>

==Probably Yiddish "Shlayme," >from Hebrew "Shlomo" = English/Latin/Greek
"Solomon"

Michael Bernet