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Need Help (Ideas!!) with finding my GM's ships manifest #general

Marc Hodies <marc@...>
 

Hello Genners,

Thanks to all that helped identify Anyksi as Annixt - Anyksciai.
Unfortunately, that town does not fit geographically.

I have had good success with identifying lost relatives to date
but getting my gm's ships manifest has been tough. My Dad is 79 (Im 45)
and I would really like to find it for him (and myself). So after
working on this on and off for over 10 years, I cry out for some help.
A bit long-winded but I hope its fun to read.

My grandmother's maiden name: Freda Horowitz (Gurewitz likely).

According to my Dad:

Born in Smorgon about 1895 or so. Came over after the war (WWI)
as a single female. Her family was supposedly devastated >from the
Cossacks and she managed to hang on during the war as a baker,
perhaps in nearby small town or even perhaps in the city Vilna itself.
She did not look jewish and knew Russian and Polish well and supposedly
blended in or at least kept out of harms way.

I do not know when she came over except, according to my Dad,
after the war. It make sense to me though that she came over and
then got married soon after, right? Well my Dad was born in 1929
so does 1927 or 1926 make sense? How many single jewish and pretty
(she was attractive) would stay single in NYC or Newburgh before
getting arranged?

After she came over, she married a Meir CHODOSH (Hodies) who also
hailed >from Smorgon. Meir's first wife died in 1925 in NYC so he
could not have not have remarried before then. That puts the marriage
after 1925.

Ship name is Resolute on the Hamburg-America line.

Why is this so hard? Well her last name is Horowitz or Gurevitz
over there. Her brother came over and his name was Jurwitz on the
manifest. There are a lot of ways to misspell Gurewitz and Smorgon.
I would love to have access to the raw database so I can do a search
without limitations of minimum characters.

Find her and husband on the 1930 census you say? Been there and done
that and I cannot find them. Look them up on city directories?
been there and done that. Find the address on my Dads birth certificate
and find them on the census manually? been there and done that, nada.
Naturalization? Nope, my gm was remained an alien. Brides and groom
records? No luck.

Go to Morton Allan and find how many Resolutes made passages to Ellis
Island after 1924 then go through microfilms at the DC National
Archives trying my best to read the old faded script for each ship
arrival that qualifes? Only as a last resort. I really dont want to
do this option.

Consider Philly and Boston and Baltimore as a US port arrival? My Dad
strongly says it did not happen. That Ellis Island was the place.

Wait til 1940 census? Dont want to:-) Not even sure the year of
immigration is supplied.

So what does everyone think? Here are some nagging questions?

1. What are the odds that she came over after 1924? 1925? 1926? 1927?

2. How long would a single atractive jewish female remain unmarried in NYC?

2. If the census, naturalization records, groom and bride records,
cannot give me an idea, what others things can I do short of manually
resorting to looking at microfiche.

Thanks for all your ideas

Marc


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Help (Ideas!!) with finding my GM's ships manifest #general

Marc Hodies <marc@...>
 

Hello Genners,

Thanks to all that helped identify Anyksi as Annixt - Anyksciai.
Unfortunately, that town does not fit geographically.

I have had good success with identifying lost relatives to date
but getting my gm's ships manifest has been tough. My Dad is 79 (Im 45)
and I would really like to find it for him (and myself). So after
working on this on and off for over 10 years, I cry out for some help.
A bit long-winded but I hope its fun to read.

My grandmother's maiden name: Freda Horowitz (Gurewitz likely).

According to my Dad:

Born in Smorgon about 1895 or so. Came over after the war (WWI)
as a single female. Her family was supposedly devastated >from the
Cossacks and she managed to hang on during the war as a baker,
perhaps in nearby small town or even perhaps in the city Vilna itself.
She did not look jewish and knew Russian and Polish well and supposedly
blended in or at least kept out of harms way.

I do not know when she came over except, according to my Dad,
after the war. It make sense to me though that she came over and
then got married soon after, right? Well my Dad was born in 1929
so does 1927 or 1926 make sense? How many single jewish and pretty
(she was attractive) would stay single in NYC or Newburgh before
getting arranged?

After she came over, she married a Meir CHODOSH (Hodies) who also
hailed >from Smorgon. Meir's first wife died in 1925 in NYC so he
could not have not have remarried before then. That puts the marriage
after 1925.

Ship name is Resolute on the Hamburg-America line.

Why is this so hard? Well her last name is Horowitz or Gurevitz
over there. Her brother came over and his name was Jurwitz on the
manifest. There are a lot of ways to misspell Gurewitz and Smorgon.
I would love to have access to the raw database so I can do a search
without limitations of minimum characters.

Find her and husband on the 1930 census you say? Been there and done
that and I cannot find them. Look them up on city directories?
been there and done that. Find the address on my Dads birth certificate
and find them on the census manually? been there and done that, nada.
Naturalization? Nope, my gm was remained an alien. Brides and groom
records? No luck.

Go to Morton Allan and find how many Resolutes made passages to Ellis
Island after 1924 then go through microfilms at the DC National
Archives trying my best to read the old faded script for each ship
arrival that qualifes? Only as a last resort. I really dont want to
do this option.

Consider Philly and Boston and Baltimore as a US port arrival? My Dad
strongly says it did not happen. That Ellis Island was the place.

Wait til 1940 census? Dont want to:-) Not even sure the year of
immigration is supplied.

So what does everyone think? Here are some nagging questions?

1. What are the odds that she came over after 1924? 1925? 1926? 1927?

2. How long would a single atractive jewish female remain unmarried in NYC?

2. If the census, naturalization records, groom and bride records,
cannot give me an idea, what others things can I do short of manually
resorting to looking at microfiche.

Thanks for all your ideas

Marc


Re: Vital records for Toporow, Galizia #general

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Judith:

I assume you are referring the the town near Brody. I am sorry to report
that the Jewish vital records for this town have not survived. You can find
a list of Jewish records for Toporov in the Routes to Roots Foundation
Archive database at http://www.rtrfoundation.org/search.asp.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator

Hello! Does anyone know who to contact to obtain vital records for
Toporow?
snip....


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Vital records for Toporow, Galizia #general

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Judith:

I assume you are referring the the town near Brody. I am sorry to report
that the Jewish vital records for this town have not survived. You can find
a list of Jewish records for Toporov in the Routes to Roots Foundation
Archive database at http://www.rtrfoundation.org/search.asp.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator

Hello! Does anyone know who to contact to obtain vital records for
Toporow?
snip....


Re: "lost" researchers #general

phylliskramer1 <phylliskramer1@...>
 

JewishGen has a structure in place for researchers who don't
respond to other researchers queries; most often they have changed
their email address but neglected to change it on JGFF.

Please send your request to lostnfound@...
but please be patient...as it takes a while to follow thru.
If the researcher is no longer available, we note that on JGFF.

happy hunting!
Phyllis
phylliskramer1@...
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "lost" researchers #general

phylliskramer1 <phylliskramer1@...>
 

JewishGen has a structure in place for researchers who don't
respond to other researchers queries; most often they have changed
their email address but neglected to change it on JGFF.

Please send your request to lostnfound@...
but please be patient...as it takes a while to follow thru.
If the researcher is no longer available, we note that on JGFF.

happy hunting!
Phyllis
phylliskramer1@...
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.


Re: Marian Smith Reply on Ellis Island Missing - Link errors #general

david rubin <dovrubin1@...>
 

Marian Smith, historian, United
States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has
written a very detailed and extensive answer with charts
it is too long for a posting on JG) which she has placed on
her blog: www.mariansmith.com
Hello,

For those folks havin problems bringin up this link, you might
have to turn off any pop-up blocker yoou have for this site. We did,
otherwise it said - page not found.

Sincerely,
David Rubin and Mrs. Rubin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Marian Smith Reply on Ellis Island Missing - Link errors #general

david rubin <dovrubin1@...>
 

Marian Smith, historian, United
States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has
written a very detailed and extensive answer with charts
it is too long for a posting on JG) which she has placed on
her blog: www.mariansmith.com
Hello,

For those folks havin problems bringin up this link, you might
have to turn off any pop-up blocker yoou have for this site. We did,
otherwise it said - page not found.

Sincerely,
David Rubin and Mrs. Rubin


Re: Seeking ancestors from Brazil #general

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Dear Naidia,

You wrote:


A friend of mine - whose mother was born in Brazil - is interested in
finding out more about her maternal ancestors.

AZEVEDO, FARIA, MARTINS
---->

I would first suggest a look up in the following excellent books on Brazil
Jewry in the 19th cent. and beginning of the 20th

Egon and Frieda Wolf: Dicionario Biographico - 7 vols
[Each Volume on a different period or a different topic]

Egon and Frieda Wolf:Sepulturas Israelitas - 3 vols

[Jewish Tombstones inscriptions in all the non-Jewish cemeteries all over
Brazil]

Both published in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking ancestors from Brazil #general

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Dear Naidia,

You wrote:


A friend of mine - whose mother was born in Brazil - is interested in
finding out more about her maternal ancestors.

AZEVEDO, FARIA, MARTINS
---->

I would first suggest a look up in the following excellent books on Brazil
Jewry in the 19th cent. and beginning of the 20th

Egon and Frieda Wolf: Dicionario Biographico - 7 vols
[Each Volume on a different period or a different topic]

Egon and Frieda Wolf:Sepulturas Israelitas - 3 vols

[Jewish Tombstones inscriptions in all the non-Jewish cemeteries all over
Brazil]

Both published in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem


Synagogue>church, Brooklyn, Ocean & Newkirk Aves #general

Nancy Goldberg
 

A cousin was married in 1951 at a synagogue, which is now a church,
on the corner of Ocean & Newkirk Aves in Brooklyn. She doesn't remember
the name of the synagogue. Per Google Maps, the street address is
apparently 1010 Ocean Ave. The sign in front is blurry but appears
to say "Redemption Gospel Outreach." I entered the address on the
ACRIS database, but nothing matched it. It appeared on the NYC
Property database, building class M1 (church, synagogue), and the
owner's name is that of a private citizen. The account history
goes back to 1995, so it may have become a church at that time.

Does anyone know the name of the synagogue it used to be, any history
of the building, or how to find out more information?

Nancy Goldberg, Los Angeles
nancygoldberg05@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Synagogue>church, Brooklyn, Ocean & Newkirk Aves #general

Nancy Goldberg
 

A cousin was married in 1951 at a synagogue, which is now a church,
on the corner of Ocean & Newkirk Aves in Brooklyn. She doesn't remember
the name of the synagogue. Per Google Maps, the street address is
apparently 1010 Ocean Ave. The sign in front is blurry but appears
to say "Redemption Gospel Outreach." I entered the address on the
ACRIS database, but nothing matched it. It appeared on the NYC
Property database, building class M1 (church, synagogue), and the
owner's name is that of a private citizen. The account history
goes back to 1995, so it may have become a church at that time.

Does anyone know the name of the synagogue it used to be, any history
of the building, or how to find out more information?

Nancy Goldberg, Los Angeles
nancygoldberg05@...


tombstone translation #general

usdin <usdine@...>
 

Dear Jewishgeners,
Could you please translate this tombstone

http://usdin.dumes.net/samovars%20101.jpg

It is the tombstone of Haya Usdin,born in 1896 in Vishki(Latvia)
This tombstone remains in the Jewish cemetery of Vishki.
In advance thanks and Happy New Year
Christine Usdin
France
usdine@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen tombstone translation #general

usdin <usdine@...>
 

Dear Jewishgeners,
Could you please translate this tombstone

http://usdin.dumes.net/samovars%20101.jpg

It is the tombstone of Haya Usdin,born in 1896 in Vishki(Latvia)
This tombstone remains in the Jewish cemetery of Vishki.
In advance thanks and Happy New Year
Christine Usdin
France
usdine@...


Spltskanski (sp), Berdychev #general

a1steve's rubbish removals <a1steve@...>
 

Dear All

I have been told that my ggp's came from
a shtetl sounding like Spltskanski in the
Berdychev area. The surnames I have for this
location are DOMANIS(sp),HAR YUDAH,HIATT,HUNT,
CHORGAN,OGIN,ORGIN and COHEN.

I've not been able to find a similar sounding
place name on shtetlseeker.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Many thanks.

Naomi Ogin a1steve@...
Brisbane
Searching: BENDEL, BIRK, BRESNARK, BRILLIANT, COVERMAN,
DAVIDOVITCH, DECORVICK, FELDMAN, RESNICK, GREENBERG,
GOLD, GROSSMAN, KATZ, KRAMER, KOSSANSKY, LEBIS,
LISEYZNSKI, MANN, MELNICK, NATHAN, OGIN, POLIAKOFF,
RABIN/OVITCH, RANDALL, RUBE/INSTEIN, STEIN/STONE,
TISMAN/TISHMAN/TIESMAN/TESMAN, WILSON/WOOLFSON,


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spltskanski (sp), Berdychev #general

a1steve's rubbish removals <a1steve@...>
 

Dear All

I have been told that my ggp's came from
a shtetl sounding like Spltskanski in the
Berdychev area. The surnames I have for this
location are DOMANIS(sp),HAR YUDAH,HIATT,HUNT,
CHORGAN,OGIN,ORGIN and COHEN.

I've not been able to find a similar sounding
place name on shtetlseeker.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Many thanks.

Naomi Ogin a1steve@...
Brisbane
Searching: BENDEL, BIRK, BRESNARK, BRILLIANT, COVERMAN,
DAVIDOVITCH, DECORVICK, FELDMAN, RESNICK, GREENBERG,
GOLD, GROSSMAN, KATZ, KRAMER, KOSSANSKY, LEBIS,
LISEYZNSKI, MANN, MELNICK, NATHAN, OGIN, POLIAKOFF,
RABIN/OVITCH, RANDALL, RUBE/INSTEIN, STEIN/STONE,
TISMAN/TISHMAN/TIESMAN/TESMAN, WILSON/WOOLFSON,


Descandents of Abraham Eber Pariser,Samuel Pariser;Paul Pariser #general

Eva Heindl
 

Dear Genners,

once again I would need your help and advice in some research.

Through the University records of my ggrandfather Osias (Otto) Pariser
(born 23.09.1868 in Brody) I found out that his father Abraham Eber
Pariser lived in 1888 in London and >from 1890 until at least 1893 in
Leipzig Eberhartstrasse 1. According to the Archiv in Leipzig there
are no records of Abraham E.S. Pariser.

The only record found was the registration of Samuel Pariser born in Brody
05.06.1870. In the Obituary of Osias (Otto) Pariser who died in Vienna
in April 1924 I found a Paul Pariser showing up as brother.
I am sure Paul was also born in Brody. I have no idea of his birthdate nor
where he lived.

How can I find out if Samuel Pariser of Leipzig and Paul Pariser
mentioned in the Obituary are maybe identical?
The parents of Osias (Otto) and Paul Pariser were Libbe Saphir
(Louise,Lisa) born in Brody 21.11.1847 and Abraham Eber S. Pariser born ?
from Brody.
Has anybody out there a Samuel or Paul Pariser >from Brody in their family
tree ?

I have been unable to find anything else on a Samuel and Paul Pariser.
I also have been unable to trace where Abraham Eber S: Pariser has
died and when. His wife Lisa Pariser ( born Saphir) was registered in
Vienna already as a widow in 1910 and died in Vienna in 1914.

Many thanks for your help and advice in advance.

Eva Heindl
e-mail: eva.bournes@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descandents of Abraham Eber Pariser,Samuel Pariser;Paul Pariser #general

Eva Heindl
 

Dear Genners,

once again I would need your help and advice in some research.

Through the University records of my ggrandfather Osias (Otto) Pariser
(born 23.09.1868 in Brody) I found out that his father Abraham Eber
Pariser lived in 1888 in London and >from 1890 until at least 1893 in
Leipzig Eberhartstrasse 1. According to the Archiv in Leipzig there
are no records of Abraham E.S. Pariser.

The only record found was the registration of Samuel Pariser born in Brody
05.06.1870. In the Obituary of Osias (Otto) Pariser who died in Vienna
in April 1924 I found a Paul Pariser showing up as brother.
I am sure Paul was also born in Brody. I have no idea of his birthdate nor
where he lived.

How can I find out if Samuel Pariser of Leipzig and Paul Pariser
mentioned in the Obituary are maybe identical?
The parents of Osias (Otto) and Paul Pariser were Libbe Saphir
(Louise,Lisa) born in Brody 21.11.1847 and Abraham Eber S. Pariser born ?
from Brody.
Has anybody out there a Samuel or Paul Pariser >from Brody in their family
tree ?

I have been unable to find anything else on a Samuel and Paul Pariser.
I also have been unable to trace where Abraham Eber S: Pariser has
died and when. His wife Lisa Pariser ( born Saphir) was registered in
Vienna already as a widow in 1910 and died in Vienna in 1914.

Many thanks for your help and advice in advance.

Eva Heindl
e-mail: eva.bournes@...


Seeking: Chaim Yosef SHAPIRO #general

Varda Epstein <epavard@...>
 

A friend has lost most of his family in the Holocaust but has
heard >from a distant cousin, one of his few remaining relatives,
that his SHAPIRO family were closely related to Rav (Yehuda)
Meir of Lublin.

The great grandfather of my friend was Chaim Yosef Shapiro,
who had at least two children: Leah and Menashe. Menashe was my
friend's grandfather, and the distant cousin, a descendant of Leah.

My friend's wish list is a basic outline of a tree for Rav Meir
which would preferably include Chaim Yosef, Leah, and Menashe.
He does know that while Rav Meir was originally >from Romania, my
friend's SHAPIRO family was >from Lublin.

Varda Epstein
Efrat, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: Chaim Yosef SHAPIRO #general

Varda Epstein <epavard@...>
 

A friend has lost most of his family in the Holocaust but has
heard >from a distant cousin, one of his few remaining relatives,
that his SHAPIRO family were closely related to Rav (Yehuda)
Meir of Lublin.

The great grandfather of my friend was Chaim Yosef Shapiro,
who had at least two children: Leah and Menashe. Menashe was my
friend's grandfather, and the distant cousin, a descendant of Leah.

My friend's wish list is a basic outline of a tree for Rav Meir
which would preferably include Chaim Yosef, Leah, and Menashe.
He does know that while Rav Meir was originally >from Romania, my
friend's SHAPIRO family was >from Lublin.

Varda Epstein
Efrat, Israel