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naming usage #galicia

Inacio Steinhardt <inacio@...>
 

Giving to the newborn child the given name of his grandfather was a
normal usage among Jews.

The difference between Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews is that
Sephardics always give to the first born the name of the paternal
grandfather even if he is alive. It is a form of honouring him.

The Ashkenazi only give the name after the person is dead. It is a
form to perpetuate his name.

The given name Herz is usually associated with Naftali, for biblical
reasons.

Inacio

Inacio Steinhardt
Kiriat Ono, Israel
inacio@cheerful.com
www.steinhardts.com

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Naftali Hertz #galicia

Joseph Hirschfield
 

Naftali Herz are names commonly used together. Naftali was one of
the twelve sons of Jacob and the symbol for this tribe was a deer.
Hertz is the Yiddish name for a deer. The name of your ancestor was
Naftali Hertz Morgenstern. And, yes, it appears that your
great-grandfather died before your father was born, due to the fact
that they have the same name.

A seventeenth century Rabbi named Naftali Hertz would not reasonably
be a relation of yours since back then people in Eastern Europe did
not have last names and Naftali Hertz would have been fairly commonly
used. Hertz later on became a surname as well as a given name.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI USA
HIRSCHFELD, TOPPERMAN, LINDENBAUM, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM - Skwarzawa,
Bialy Kamien, Glinyany, Sielec Bienkow, Kamionka Strumilowa (Galicia)
MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI, TOBIASZ - Brest Litovsk, Wysokae (Belarus)


Samuil Yoselevich #general

Diana Yeselevich <ydiana@...>
 

Sam Levin Samuil YOSELEVICH, my great great grandfather, born around 1864 in
Chekhovtsi, Grodno Gubernia, Poland (Belarus nowdays). Had 3 children: Yosef
C1892), Pesa (Lea) and Motha.

Immigrated with Pesa and Motha to USA possibly in 1914 and changed his name to Sam
LEVIN. Pesa had a son Yudka (1923). Unfortunately connection with Sam Levin and his
2 children was lost. If anyone knows anything on Sam Levin's descendants behalf or
has ideas on further search, please contact me: ydiana@zahav.net.il

Thanks a lot.

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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia naming usage #galicia

Inacio Steinhardt <inacio@...>
 

Giving to the newborn child the given name of his grandfather was a
normal usage among Jews.

The difference between Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews is that
Sephardics always give to the first born the name of the paternal
grandfather even if he is alive. It is a form of honouring him.

The Ashkenazi only give the name after the person is dead. It is a
form to perpetuate his name.

The given name Herz is usually associated with Naftali, for biblical
reasons.

Inacio

Inacio Steinhardt
Kiriat Ono, Israel
inacio@cheerful.com
www.steinhardts.com

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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Naftali Hertz #galicia

Joseph Hirschfield
 

Naftali Herz are names commonly used together. Naftali was one of
the twelve sons of Jacob and the symbol for this tribe was a deer.
Hertz is the Yiddish name for a deer. The name of your ancestor was
Naftali Hertz Morgenstern. And, yes, it appears that your
great-grandfather died before your father was born, due to the fact
that they have the same name.

A seventeenth century Rabbi named Naftali Hertz would not reasonably
be a relation of yours since back then people in Eastern Europe did
not have last names and Naftali Hertz would have been fairly commonly
used. Hertz later on became a surname as well as a given name.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI USA
HIRSCHFELD, TOPPERMAN, LINDENBAUM, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM - Skwarzawa,
Bialy Kamien, Glinyany, Sielec Bienkow, Kamionka Strumilowa (Galicia)
MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI, TOBIASZ - Brest Litovsk, Wysokae (Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Samuil Yoselevich #general

Diana Yeselevich <ydiana@...>
 

Sam Levin Samuil YOSELEVICH, my great great grandfather, born around 1864 in
Chekhovtsi, Grodno Gubernia, Poland (Belarus nowdays). Had 3 children: Yosef
C1892), Pesa (Lea) and Motha.

Immigrated with Pesa and Motha to USA possibly in 1914 and changed his name to Sam
LEVIN. Pesa had a son Yudka (1923). Unfortunately connection with Sam Levin and his
2 children was lost. If anyone knows anything on Sam Levin's descendants behalf or
has ideas on further search, please contact me: ydiana@zahav.net.il

Thanks a lot.

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Help with Photo of Jewish Partisan from 1945 and Yiddish translation #general

Natalie Blitt <natalieblitt@...>
 

Dear friends,

I was hoping for help on two documents I posted on Viewmate.

One is a photograph of my grandfather (Viewmate #9969)who was a partisan in NW
Ukraine (originally >from the area around Kowel & Ratne). The photograph appears to
be a studio photograph with the title: In Memory of the City of Lviv -- 1945. I'm
curious why he would have such a photograph. My grandmother told me that they used
these photographs as proof they were in the partisans (in order to ride free on the
trains) but at one point it became too dangerous to have them and they were all
destroyed (apart >from this one). Has anyone else heard of these kind of studio
pictures?

You can see the picture at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9969

The second document (Viewmate 9976) is a photocopy of the back of several pictures
from the postwar period in Germany. I believe they are all in Yiddish. Any
translating help would be much appreciated! You can see this picture at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9976

Thnak you again!

Natalie Blitt
Chicago

Searching for: BLIT, LORBER, MARIN, SHEFTEL,
SCHNEIDER, GELLER -- all >from NW Ukraine (specifically
Datyn, Kowel, Ratne area)
HUPPERT, BACHNER, STAPLER >from Chrzanow (Krakow area), Poland

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with Photo of Jewish Partisan from 1945 and Yiddish translation #general

Natalie Blitt <natalieblitt@...>
 

Dear friends,

I was hoping for help on two documents I posted on Viewmate.

One is a photograph of my grandfather (Viewmate #9969)who was a partisan in NW
Ukraine (originally >from the area around Kowel & Ratne). The photograph appears to
be a studio photograph with the title: In Memory of the City of Lviv -- 1945. I'm
curious why he would have such a photograph. My grandmother told me that they used
these photographs as proof they were in the partisans (in order to ride free on the
trains) but at one point it became too dangerous to have them and they were all
destroyed (apart >from this one). Has anyone else heard of these kind of studio
pictures?

You can see the picture at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9969

The second document (Viewmate 9976) is a photocopy of the back of several pictures
from the postwar period in Germany. I believe they are all in Yiddish. Any
translating help would be much appreciated! You can see this picture at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9976

Thnak you again!

Natalie Blitt
Chicago

Searching for: BLIT, LORBER, MARIN, SHEFTEL,
SCHNEIDER, GELLER -- all >from NW Ukraine (specifically
Datyn, Kowel, Ratne area)
HUPPERT, BACHNER, STAPLER >from Chrzanow (Krakow area), Poland

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Looking for BRATSPIS from Galicia #general

Joe Bratspis <joebratspis@...>
 

The Bratspis name appears in two areas of Galicia; present day western Ukraine
towns of Rohatyn, Zurawno, Boryslav and Drohobycz and about 100 miles west in and
around the present day eastern Polish town of Zolynia.

BRATSPIS in other countries and places has been transcribed as BRATSPIES,
BRATSHPIS, BRATSPIESS, BRADSPIES, BRATCHPIECE, BROTSPIES and other ways I am sure.

If you are researching any of these surnames, please contact me.

Posts on this and other SIGs has provided a valuable education for which I
am grateful.

Joe Bratspis, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Researching: BRATSPIS (various spellings): Zolynia, Zurawno, Rohatyn,
Drohobycz, Boryslav


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for BRATSPIS from Galicia #general

Joe Bratspis <joebratspis@...>
 

The Bratspis name appears in two areas of Galicia; present day western Ukraine
towns of Rohatyn, Zurawno, Boryslav and Drohobycz and about 100 miles west in and
around the present day eastern Polish town of Zolynia.

BRATSPIS in other countries and places has been transcribed as BRATSPIES,
BRATSHPIS, BRATSPIESS, BRADSPIES, BRATCHPIECE, BROTSPIES and other ways I am sure.

If you are researching any of these surnames, please contact me.

Posts on this and other SIGs has provided a valuable education for which I
am grateful.

Joe Bratspis, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Researching: BRATSPIS (various spellings): Zolynia, Zurawno, Rohatyn,
Drohobycz, Boryslav


Muizenberg revisited #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

I have been asked to repost a revised e-mail address for submissions
regarding Muizenberg.
"Revisiting Muizenberg" on our SIG Digest on April 24th.

Joy Kropman has now written to me with a new
address. Apparently because of the change over of
e-mail addresses they haven't been receiving mail.

Please amend their e-mail address to:

memoriesofmuiz@gmail.com

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Muizenberg revisited #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

I have been asked to repost a revised e-mail address for submissions
regarding Muizenberg.
"Revisiting Muizenberg" on our SIG Digest on April 24th.

Joy Kropman has now written to me with a new
address. Apparently because of the change over of
e-mail addresses they haven't been receiving mail.

Please amend their e-mail address to:

memoriesofmuiz@gmail.com

Saul Issroff


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