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Neu Bistritz/Nova Bystrice Cemetery, Czech Republic - photographs and genealogy links #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

In 2000 & 2001 [before I was associated with the Austria-Czech SIG!] Michael
Bernet posted two queries to the group on the name PODZAHRADSKY. Likewise,
Hanus Grab was looking for someone of that name in 2002 [see Jewishgen SIG
message archives]. I had never heard of the name till two days ago when Rosanne
Leeson kindly sent me ten photographs with no annotations, taken last week by a
friend on a trip through Southern Bohemia. They were of the little rural Jewish
cemetery in Neu Bistritz, Tabor Kreis, Bohemia, Czech Republic. I wondered what
to do with them. After two days of intensive effort, I have made an album with
research notes and links, hopefully of use to genealogists. I have no
associations with Neu Bistritz and have never been there, but as a result of
this work there have been surprising findings.

You will see in my notes that the PODZAHRADSKY family were Familiants in the
Tabor Kreis [ie they were there in the 1700s] and had early distilling
concessions in the area. Michael tells us that his great-uncle Karl
PODZAHRADSKY was married to his grandfather's sister Sarah BERNET. Karl was
probably in the hops business and moved to Nurnberg, Bavaria [a great brewing
city]. This "Bohemian-Bavarian hops migration" was not uncommon - I have come
across it before, indeed we have written about it on the SIG.

Please see: http://www.rijo.homepage.t-online.de/pdf/EN_NU_JU_jtn.pdf
and you will read about the tragic holocaust victim Selma PODZAHRADSKY [dob 27
June 1883] of Nurnberg who must be part of the Michael's Bohemian-Bavarian
family. We remember her here today.

Hanus Grab in 2002 asked about Franziska DUBSKY born in 1846, daughter of
Gabriel DUBSKY and Katharina, nee PODZAHRADSKY. Both names are found in this
cemetery. I wonder if Hanus and Michael are now linked in an obscure way?

There is a definite LOWENSTAMM link to our Austria-Czech Sigger
Jean Lowenstamm, whose family were famous stonemasons in Trebitsch, Moravia.
And could the many PACHNER buried here be related to Bob Pachner, who posted a
message on the General Discussion Group last week looking for his close
relative "Mark" born 1 March 1955?

What a plethora of potential links >from ten photographs in one small Bohemian
cemetery. I am agog! I hope all of you, who are not connected, will
nevertheless find the cemetery photographs and notes interesting. Please click
one "Detail" under the main title heading, next to "Thumbnails" to see all the
notes. Some are quite extensive. Please scroll down. Here is the link to the
cemetery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/sets/72157600985799768

I have also just seen that the notes can be read when you have a slideshow but
you will have to be quick! Please click on each picture and an "I" will appear
- click on the "I" and the text appears like magic superimposed on the picture.
You can scroll down on the right and read it, if you choose a slow slideshow.


Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote: 1793 census of Bohemia: Tabor Kreis, Vol III p 311 has two pedlar
families PODHRASKY Moises - one son Hermann, daughter Rosl; PODZAHRADSKY Jacob
- one son Hermann, daughter Ester; both have their own houses in Tutschap,
Tabor Kreis .

There are no HIRSCHKRON in the census but there are two HIRSCHHORN living in
the same village [Vol 1 p. 41]. There is a single PACHNER {vol V p. 35]; there
is only one ZEILINGER [Tabor Kreis - Vol III p 351] and we can see he has
changed his name >from WEIS to ZEILINGER! Lasar ZEILINGER had three sons Moises,
Salomon and Elias. He dealt in textiles and lived in Markt Altstadt.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Neu Bistritz/Nova Bystrice Cemetery, Czech Republic - photographs and genealogy links #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

In 2000 & 2001 [before I was associated with the Austria-Czech SIG!] Michael
Bernet posted two queries to the group on the name PODZAHRADSKY. Likewise,
Hanus Grab was looking for someone of that name in 2002 [see Jewishgen SIG
message archives]. I had never heard of the name till two days ago when Rosanne
Leeson kindly sent me ten photographs with no annotations, taken last week by a
friend on a trip through Southern Bohemia. They were of the little rural Jewish
cemetery in Neu Bistritz, Tabor Kreis, Bohemia, Czech Republic. I wondered what
to do with them. After two days of intensive effort, I have made an album with
research notes and links, hopefully of use to genealogists. I have no
associations with Neu Bistritz and have never been there, but as a result of
this work there have been surprising findings.

You will see in my notes that the PODZAHRADSKY family were Familiants in the
Tabor Kreis [ie they were there in the 1700s] and had early distilling
concessions in the area. Michael tells us that his great-uncle Karl
PODZAHRADSKY was married to his grandfather's sister Sarah BERNET. Karl was
probably in the hops business and moved to Nurnberg, Bavaria [a great brewing
city]. This "Bohemian-Bavarian hops migration" was not uncommon - I have come
across it before, indeed we have written about it on the SIG.

Please see: http://www.rijo.homepage.t-online.de/pdf/EN_NU_JU_jtn.pdf
and you will read about the tragic holocaust victim Selma PODZAHRADSKY [dob 27
June 1883] of Nurnberg who must be part of the Michael's Bohemian-Bavarian
family. We remember her here today.

Hanus Grab in 2002 asked about Franziska DUBSKY born in 1846, daughter of
Gabriel DUBSKY and Katharina, nee PODZAHRADSKY. Both names are found in this
cemetery. I wonder if Hanus and Michael are now linked in an obscure way?

There is a definite LOWENSTAMM link to our Austria-Czech Sigger
Jean Lowenstamm, whose family were famous stonemasons in Trebitsch, Moravia.
And could the many PACHNER buried here be related to Bob Pachner, who posted a
message on the General Discussion Group last week looking for his close
relative "Mark" born 1 March 1955?

What a plethora of potential links >from ten photographs in one small Bohemian
cemetery. I am agog! I hope all of you, who are not connected, will
nevertheless find the cemetery photographs and notes interesting. Please click
one "Detail" under the main title heading, next to "Thumbnails" to see all the
notes. Some are quite extensive. Please scroll down. Here is the link to the
cemetery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/sets/72157600985799768

I have also just seen that the notes can be read when you have a slideshow but
you will have to be quick! Please click on each picture and an "I" will appear
- click on the "I" and the text appears like magic superimposed on the picture.
You can scroll down on the right and read it, if you choose a slow slideshow.


Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote: 1793 census of Bohemia: Tabor Kreis, Vol III p 311 has two pedlar
families PODHRASKY Moises - one son Hermann, daughter Rosl; PODZAHRADSKY Jacob
- one son Hermann, daughter Ester; both have their own houses in Tutschap,
Tabor Kreis .

There are no HIRSCHKRON in the census but there are two HIRSCHHORN living in
the same village [Vol 1 p. 41]. There is a single PACHNER {vol V p. 35]; there
is only one ZEILINGER [Tabor Kreis - Vol III p 351] and we can see he has
changed his name >from WEIS to ZEILINGER! Lasar ZEILINGER had three sons Moises,
Salomon and Elias. He dealt in textiles and lived in Markt Altstadt.


* Re: 1907 Austrian gazetteer now online #austria-czech

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello,

It is very difficult to find this gazetteer. All I was able to discover is
the "Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexicon des Deutschen Reichs, 1912-1913",
at address:
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/
EuropeanGa&CISOPTR=6524&REC=1

Can somebody explain - mentioning the exact link - how to reach the
"Gemeindelexikon der im Reichsrate vertretenen Konigreiche und Laender"

Many thanks
Tom

At a talk for Galitzianers at last week's Jewish genealogy
conference, Brian Lenius, editor of "The Genealogical
Gazetteer of Galicia," mentioned a new online resource that's
of interest to all who are researching the former Austrian
Empire: a digitized version of the "Gemeindelexikon der im
Reichsrate vertretenen Konigreiche und Laender" (Gazetteer of
the Crown Lands and Territories Represented in the Imperial
Council). The multi-volume gazetteer is now available on the
website of Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Llbrary.
To view it, go to

<http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/search.php>
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech * Re: 1907 Austrian gazetteer now online #austria-czech

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello,

It is very difficult to find this gazetteer. All I was able to discover is
the "Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexicon des Deutschen Reichs, 1912-1913",
at address:
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/
EuropeanGa&CISOPTR=6524&REC=1

Can somebody explain - mentioning the exact link - how to reach the
"Gemeindelexikon der im Reichsrate vertretenen Konigreiche und Laender"

Many thanks
Tom

At a talk for Galitzianers at last week's Jewish genealogy
conference, Brian Lenius, editor of "The Genealogical
Gazetteer of Galicia," mentioned a new online resource that's
of interest to all who are researching the former Austrian
Empire: a digitized version of the "Gemeindelexikon der im
Reichsrate vertretenen Konigreiche und Laender" (Gazetteer of
the Crown Lands and Territories Represented in the Imperial
Council). The multi-volume gazetteer is now available on the
website of Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Llbrary.
To view it, go to

<http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/search.php>
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


phonebook israel #general

vangheluwe.smietan
 

Hello all

I need hepl to locate and contact by phone Shlomo Limonad or Kharin, living ** Herzl
street, in Ramat Gan or Holon, Israel.

Many thanks


MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen phonebook israel #general

vangheluwe.smietan
 

Hello all

I need hepl to locate and contact by phone Shlomo Limonad or Kharin, living ** Herzl
street, in Ramat Gan or Holon, Israel.

Many thanks


MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Baumgarten - suburb of Vienna #austria-czech

Fritz Neubauer
 

Austria-Czech SIG digest wrote:

I recently replied to Ora Kuris-Baumgarten in Jerusalem who is still searching
for the place/village/town called Baumgarten after which it is suggested the
BAUMGARTEN family is named: " My family's name is BAUMGARTEN. Its origin is in
Moravia (18th-19th cen.).......".
My comment was that it may not be a toponymic name at all and if it was,
Baumgarten may not be in Moravia.

"Baumgarten" is also an area in Vienna that was originally independent
next to Huetteldorf, today it is still traceable in two street names in
the 14th district: "Baumgartenstrasse" and "Baumgartner Hoehe", there is
also a "Baumgartner Friedhof" in the area,

with kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Baumgarten - suburb of Vienna #austria-czech

Fritz Neubauer
 

Austria-Czech SIG digest wrote:

I recently replied to Ora Kuris-Baumgarten in Jerusalem who is still searching
for the place/village/town called Baumgarten after which it is suggested the
BAUMGARTEN family is named: " My family's name is BAUMGARTEN. Its origin is in
Moravia (18th-19th cen.).......".
My comment was that it may not be a toponymic name at all and if it was,
Baumgarten may not be in Moravia.

"Baumgarten" is also an area in Vienna that was originally independent
next to Huetteldorf, today it is still traceable in two street names in
the 14th district: "Baumgartenstrasse" and "Baumgartner Hoehe", there is
also a "Baumgartner Friedhof" in the area,

with kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


Re: 1907 Austrian gazetteer now online #austria-czech

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Thanks to Bob Lenk for letting me know that the Bohemia
volume (9) of the Gemeindelexikon is missing >from the BYU
website. The German and Czech versions of the Moravia book
are both Volume 10.

I've emailed the BYU library to ask about the Bohemia book.
I'll pass along their response.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@...


The multi-volume gazetteer is now available on the
website of Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Llbrary.
snip>>


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: 1907 Austrian gazetteer now online #austria-czech

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Thanks to Bob Lenk for letting me know that the Bohemia
volume (9) of the Gemeindelexikon is missing >from the BYU
website. The German and Czech versions of the Moravia book
are both Volume 10.

I've emailed the BYU library to ask about the Bohemia book.
I'll pass along their response.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@...


The multi-volume gazetteer is now available on the
website of Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Llbrary.
snip>>


Re: Prague prison-"Chiquita and Johnson" #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Denise Abzill writes:
< 1930s and early 1940s called "Chiquita and Johnson". He said she was traveling
with false papers (she was Jewish) and was eventually caught by the authorities
I did a quick digitized newspaper search, and even though there were no articles I
could find until the 1950s....ones >from those decades provided information about
this "acrobatic dance team" and mentioned how they had fled >from Russia when
Chiquita was ordered back there by her Russian ballet master. The dancers "got to
American after appearances in Africa, Cuba and Mexico." They were also signed to a
movie deal by producer Sam Wiesenthal in Hollywood.

I'm sure that by browsing all 64 articles in which they are mentioned (primarily
L.A. and Chicago papers) you might turn up a few more tidbits with details about
their earlier years. It's also possible that they might have gotten coverage in
some of the Hollywood magazines of that era.

Always consider newspaper/magazine research as a vital adjunct to the usual
methods. Sounds like a fascinating story. Good luck with it!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Prague prison-"Chiquita and Johnson" #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Denise Abzill writes:
< 1930s and early 1940s called "Chiquita and Johnson". He said she was traveling
with false papers (she was Jewish) and was eventually caught by the authorities
I did a quick digitized newspaper search, and even though there were no articles I
could find until the 1950s....ones >from those decades provided information about
this "acrobatic dance team" and mentioned how they had fled >from Russia when
Chiquita was ordered back there by her Russian ballet master. The dancers "got to
American after appearances in Africa, Cuba and Mexico." They were also signed to a
movie deal by producer Sam Wiesenthal in Hollywood.

I'm sure that by browsing all 64 articles in which they are mentioned (primarily
L.A. and Chicago papers) you might turn up a few more tidbits with details about
their earlier years. It's also possible that they might have gotten coverage in
some of the Hollywood magazines of that era.

Always consider newspaper/magazine research as a vital adjunct to the usual
methods. Sounds like a fascinating story. Good luck with it!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


LEMONADE Census Manhattan #general

vangheluwe.smietan
 

I not succeeded to write to Ann Rabinowicz directly, thus I try this way. She wrote
on this group, that she has the census for the family LEMONADE in Manhattan, 1900. I
am interessed to receive a copy. Many thanks to advance

Daniel Vangheluwe


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LEMONADE Census Manhattan #general

vangheluwe.smietan
 

I not succeeded to write to Ann Rabinowicz directly, thus I try this way. She wrote
on this group, that she has the census for the family LEMONADE in Manhattan, 1900. I
am interessed to receive a copy. Many thanks to advance

Daniel Vangheluwe


Handwriting ID (NYC 1910s) #general

Israel P
 

Can anyone identify the name of the mother of the three sisters whose 1910s NYC
marriage certificates appear at http://www.pikholz.org/MothersName.html ? Two of them
are obviously Gittel (in fact all three have daughters named Gittel), but the third
is not clear at all. The two with Gittel have different surnames, but this could be
the surnames of Gittel's two parents.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Handwriting ID (NYC 1910s) #general

Israel P
 

Can anyone identify the name of the mother of the three sisters whose 1910s NYC
marriage certificates appear at http://www.pikholz.org/MothersName.html ? Two of them
are obviously Gittel (in fact all three have daughters named Gittel), but the third
is not clear at all. The two with Gittel have different surnames, but this could be
the surnames of Gittel's two parents.

Israel Pickholtz


Searching for Hadassah STERN #general

bbaum
 

I am trying to locate Hadassah STERN. She lived in Germany (Frankfurt
am Main) prior to WW II and then relocated to Tel Aviv in the 1940s.

Hadassah was a close friend of Heine REINHOLD and had written many
lovely letters to him in their youth. I would love to speak with her.

Thank you..

Eva Berlin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Hadassah STERN #general

bbaum
 

I am trying to locate Hadassah STERN. She lived in Germany (Frankfurt
am Main) prior to WW II and then relocated to Tel Aviv in the 1940s.

Hadassah was a close friend of Heine REINHOLD and had written many
lovely letters to him in their youth. I would love to speak with her.

Thank you..

Eva Berlin


Norwich (UK) #general

MBernet@...
 

christophermoncrieff@... wrote:

<< Is anyone able to provide information about a possible Jewish community
in Norwich? >>

The Jewish community is first recorded in 1144, when Jews were accused of killing
a Christian child. This was the first recorded instance in Europe of the "blood
libel." Norwich had a fairly prosperous and prominent Jewish community after the
Norman conquest, frequently persecuted by local barons, churchmen and mobs. It was
dissolved with the expulsion of Jews >from England in 1290.

Jews again settled in Norwich in the mid-18th century. The Jewis population
has varied between 150 and 200 souls over the past 100 years.

In general, you can get this kind of information by searching for "Norwich, Jews"
with a search engine. Wikipedia is often the source of information that heads the
list

Michael Bernet


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Norwich (UK) #general

MBernet@...
 

christophermoncrieff@... wrote:

<< Is anyone able to provide information about a possible Jewish community
in Norwich? >>

The Jewish community is first recorded in 1144, when Jews were accused of killing
a Christian child. This was the first recorded instance in Europe of the "blood
libel." Norwich had a fairly prosperous and prominent Jewish community after the
Norman conquest, frequently persecuted by local barons, churchmen and mobs. It was
dissolved with the expulsion of Jews >from England in 1290.

Jews again settled in Norwich in the mid-18th century. The Jewis population
has varied between 150 and 200 souls over the past 100 years.

In general, you can get this kind of information by searching for "Norwich, Jews"
with a search engine. Wikipedia is often the source of information that heads the
list

Michael Bernet