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LANE, HILLMAN, CHODASH, HIRSHORN, KUMENS, GREENWALD #general

Jeff Miller
 

I greatly enjoyed meeting everyone, new and first-timers, at the Philly
Conference. I went to the "Free" Library to research my Philly families in
the telephone directories of the past, and reviewed Philadelphia City
Directories online. I participated in the bus tour to Northeast
Philadelphia and a wonderful tour of the historic synagogues. I also
reviewed my records and notes, as well as chatted with one of my cousins who
previously lived in Philly.

This is my updated information and request for connection with anyone who
may recognize any of the families or know of their whereabouts, or have
information or clarification about the locations of the streets or
communities listed below.

I am researching several surnames of families originally >from Panevezys
(Ponievezh) and Pumpenai in Lithuania, most of whom came to Philadelphia
from New York, and then lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, some >from the
1920s, others >from the 1930s, until the 1960s.

I am seeking family connections to the following:
David LANE, electrical contractor/supplier, wife Sarah, children Annie,
Hilda, Esther, Lily and George.
According to my cousin, David lived (timeframe?) in Wissahicken Park near
Lincoln Park. >from telephone listings over the years, some possible street
names for David's home address were McKinley, Marvine, Oakmont, Roselyn,
Sharswood and Walnut. David was known to live in Philadelphia form the 1930s
to 1960s.
Isadore LANE, wife Anne, daughter Sylvia (who married KAHN), son Amor.
Isadore was a tailor who consistently was listed at Delancey Street from
1918 to 1952.
Sadie (Scheine Leah) COHEN
Belle KUMENS or KUMINS who lived in the "C" St., east of Front street.
Gertrude HIRSHORN and her son Bruce who, according to my cousin, were in the
furniture business. According to a 1955 listing, he lived at Mayfair House.
any GREENWALD
any HILLMAN
any CHODASH

Thank you in advance for any assistance. Please send any family information
to me at my e-mail address.

Jeff Miller, President, JGSGW
Washington, DC area
SingingTM@...

Researching towns of Seta (Shat), Vilijampole (Slobodka), Panevezys
(Ponievezh), Pumpenai, Sirvintos (Shirvint), all in Lithuania, for names
WIENER, FINKELSTEIN, LAN, YUDELOWITZ, COHEN, WHITEMAN/WEISSMAN,
BLANKFURT/BLANKFORT, and those listed above


Re: Palestinian Jews who spied fro Britain in WWI #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Harold Pollins wrote on 10 Aug 2009
People may be familiar with the story of the NILI Ring, consisting of
Jews living in Palestine who spied for Britain in the Great War. It
centred on the Aaronson family and one of them, Captain Alexander
Aaronson (I assume that he was otherwise Aaron Aaronson) was awarded
the Distinguished Service Order, one of the highest gallantry awards
in the British armed forces...
The first case examines the Aaronsohn family, who operated a British
intelligence network in Palestine until it was discovered by the Turks and
dismantled in late 1917.
[...]
Along with her family and several close friends, including Avshalom
Feinberg, Youssef Lishansky, and Liova Schneerson, she helped run the
intelligence network called NILI to help the British fight the Turks.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Family+ties+in+the+making+of+modern+intellig
ence-a0141085971

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LANE, HILLMAN, CHODASH, HIRSHORN, KUMENS, GREENWALD #general

Jeff Miller
 

I greatly enjoyed meeting everyone, new and first-timers, at the Philly
Conference. I went to the "Free" Library to research my Philly families in
the telephone directories of the past, and reviewed Philadelphia City
Directories online. I participated in the bus tour to Northeast
Philadelphia and a wonderful tour of the historic synagogues. I also
reviewed my records and notes, as well as chatted with one of my cousins who
previously lived in Philly.

This is my updated information and request for connection with anyone who
may recognize any of the families or know of their whereabouts, or have
information or clarification about the locations of the streets or
communities listed below.

I am researching several surnames of families originally >from Panevezys
(Ponievezh) and Pumpenai in Lithuania, most of whom came to Philadelphia
from New York, and then lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, some >from the
1920s, others >from the 1930s, until the 1960s.

I am seeking family connections to the following:
David LANE, electrical contractor/supplier, wife Sarah, children Annie,
Hilda, Esther, Lily and George.
According to my cousin, David lived (timeframe?) in Wissahicken Park near
Lincoln Park. >from telephone listings over the years, some possible street
names for David's home address were McKinley, Marvine, Oakmont, Roselyn,
Sharswood and Walnut. David was known to live in Philadelphia form the 1930s
to 1960s.
Isadore LANE, wife Anne, daughter Sylvia (who married KAHN), son Amor.
Isadore was a tailor who consistently was listed at Delancey Street from
1918 to 1952.
Sadie (Scheine Leah) COHEN
Belle KUMENS or KUMINS who lived in the "C" St., east of Front street.
Gertrude HIRSHORN and her son Bruce who, according to my cousin, were in the
furniture business. According to a 1955 listing, he lived at Mayfair House.
any GREENWALD
any HILLMAN
any CHODASH

Thank you in advance for any assistance. Please send any family information
to me at my e-mail address.

Jeff Miller, President, JGSGW
Washington, DC area
SingingTM@...

Researching towns of Seta (Shat), Vilijampole (Slobodka), Panevezys
(Ponievezh), Pumpenai, Sirvintos (Shirvint), all in Lithuania, for names
WIENER, FINKELSTEIN, LAN, YUDELOWITZ, COHEN, WHITEMAN/WEISSMAN,
BLANKFURT/BLANKFORT, and those listed above


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Palestinian Jews who spied fro Britain in WWI #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Harold Pollins wrote on 10 Aug 2009
People may be familiar with the story of the NILI Ring, consisting of
Jews living in Palestine who spied for Britain in the Great War. It
centred on the Aaronson family and one of them, Captain Alexander
Aaronson (I assume that he was otherwise Aaron Aaronson) was awarded
the Distinguished Service Order, one of the highest gallantry awards
in the British armed forces...
The first case examines the Aaronsohn family, who operated a British
intelligence network in Palestine until it was discovered by the Turks and
dismantled in late 1917.
[...]
Along with her family and several close friends, including Avshalom
Feinberg, Youssef Lishansky, and Liova Schneerson, she helped run the
intelligence network called NILI to help the British fight the Turks.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Family+ties+in+the+making+of+modern+intellig
ence-a0141085971

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


Re: Yevzor #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Jackie Wasserstein wrote

I have an ancestor whose first name is listed in various records as
Yevzor or Evzor or Ozer. I have never seen this name before. He was from
Slutsk, Belarus. Does anyone know a Hebrew or English equivalent for
this name? I'm assuming that this is a Russian variation.
Jackie,

This is indeed Russian variation of Hebrew name Ezer.
Father of the Israel first President Chaim Weizmann was known as Evzor (or
Yevzor).
Most probably seventh Israeli President, Ezer Weizman who was a nephew of
Chaim Weizmann inherited his grndfather's name.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yevzor #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Jackie Wasserstein wrote

I have an ancestor whose first name is listed in various records as
Yevzor or Evzor or Ozer. I have never seen this name before. He was from
Slutsk, Belarus. Does anyone know a Hebrew or English equivalent for
this name? I'm assuming that this is a Russian variation.
Jackie,

This is indeed Russian variation of Hebrew name Ezer.
Father of the Israel first President Chaim Weizmann was known as Evzor (or
Yevzor).
Most probably seventh Israeli President, Ezer Weizman who was a nephew of
Chaim Weizmann inherited his grndfather's name.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Teodor Magder #general

Stan Zeidenberg
 

I am trying to locate Teodor Magder on a genealogical research item. Please
contact me directly if you have his email address or know of other ways to
reach him.

STAN ZEIDENBERG
Toronto, Canada
Email: stan@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Teodor Magder #general

Stan Zeidenberg
 

I am trying to locate Teodor Magder on a genealogical research item. Please
contact me directly if you have his email address or know of other ways to
reach him.

STAN ZEIDENBERG
Toronto, Canada
Email: stan@...


New book on Litvak Shtetls by Josef Rosin #general

Joel Alpert <joel.alpert@...>
 

I am pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Protecting
Our Litvak Heritage, that provides the history of 50 Litvak Shtetls
by the noted Litvak historian Josef Rosin.

If your family came >from any of the towns listed below, you surely
will be interested in obtaining this book (Yiddish names of the
shtetls):

Akmyan, Erzhvilik, Gudleve, Gelvan, Girtegole, Grinkishok,
Grishkabud, Yezne, Kaltinan, Kamai, Kruzh , Krakinove, Kurshan,
Laizeve, Loikeve, Leipun, Ludvinove, Luknik, Miroslav, Maliat,
Nemoksht, Anishok, Pashvitin, Pikeln, Plotel, Pumpyan Remigole,
Rasein, Riteve, Siad, Shadeve, Srednik, Shidleve, Survilishok,
Suveinishok, Svadushch, Trashkun, Tsaikishok, Trishik, Tsitevyan,
Vabolnik, Vaigeve, Vainute, Velon, Vidukle, Vekshne, Yelok ,
Sapizishok, Zharan

For much more information and a sample article of the book go to:

http://www.yurburgfriends.com/Rosin/Heritage.html

This book is a monumental work documenting the history and
destruction of 50 Litvak Shtetlach. It is nearly 500 pages long,
replete with historic facts and photos that Rosin obtained from
former residents of these towns as well as >from the Archives of the
Association of Lithuanian Jews in Israel. It is a treasure trove of
material that will be valued by researchers and families whose
progenitors came >from these towns. It documents our rich Litvak
history and describes the horrendous destruction of these communities
and the murder of their residents by the Nazis and their Lithuanian
collaborators.

The fact filled introduction was written by Professor Dov Levin,
retired Chair of the Department of Oral History at the Hebrew
University.

These two men wrote famous Pinkas HaKehiloth-Lita, Encyclopedia of
the Jewish Communities in Lithuania in Hebrew. This current book is
an outgrowth of that book, with Josef having expanded upon his
research >from that book.

Joel Alpert, editor

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time commercial mention of a book which may be of
genealogical interest


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New book on Litvak Shtetls by Josef Rosin #general

Joel Alpert <joel.alpert@...>
 

I am pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Protecting
Our Litvak Heritage, that provides the history of 50 Litvak Shtetls
by the noted Litvak historian Josef Rosin.

If your family came >from any of the towns listed below, you surely
will be interested in obtaining this book (Yiddish names of the
shtetls):

Akmyan, Erzhvilik, Gudleve, Gelvan, Girtegole, Grinkishok,
Grishkabud, Yezne, Kaltinan, Kamai, Kruzh , Krakinove, Kurshan,
Laizeve, Loikeve, Leipun, Ludvinove, Luknik, Miroslav, Maliat,
Nemoksht, Anishok, Pashvitin, Pikeln, Plotel, Pumpyan Remigole,
Rasein, Riteve, Siad, Shadeve, Srednik, Shidleve, Survilishok,
Suveinishok, Svadushch, Trashkun, Tsaikishok, Trishik, Tsitevyan,
Vabolnik, Vaigeve, Vainute, Velon, Vidukle, Vekshne, Yelok ,
Sapizishok, Zharan

For much more information and a sample article of the book go to:

http://www.yurburgfriends.com/Rosin/Heritage.html

This book is a monumental work documenting the history and
destruction of 50 Litvak Shtetlach. It is nearly 500 pages long,
replete with historic facts and photos that Rosin obtained from
former residents of these towns as well as >from the Archives of the
Association of Lithuanian Jews in Israel. It is a treasure trove of
material that will be valued by researchers and families whose
progenitors came >from these towns. It documents our rich Litvak
history and describes the horrendous destruction of these communities
and the murder of their residents by the Nazis and their Lithuanian
collaborators.

The fact filled introduction was written by Professor Dov Levin,
retired Chair of the Department of Oral History at the Hebrew
University.

These two men wrote famous Pinkas HaKehiloth-Lita, Encyclopedia of
the Jewish Communities in Lithuania in Hebrew. This current book is
an outgrowth of that book, with Josef having expanded upon his
research >from that book.

Joel Alpert, editor

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time commercial mention of a book which may be of
genealogical interest


Trying to contact: Barnett MITZMAN #general

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am trying to contact Barnett MITZMAN (researcher code 6491) with regards the
surname MITZMAN/MUTZMAN >from Lukow.

His last entry to JGFF is >from 2004. I sent several email, all of them remain
unanswered.

I will be grateful for any information about him.

Thanks,

Yaacov Slizak
Ennis, Ireland

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trying to contact: Barnett MITZMAN #general

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am trying to contact Barnett MITZMAN (researcher code 6491) with regards the
surname MITZMAN/MUTZMAN >from Lukow.

His last entry to JGFF is >from 2004. I sent several email, all of them remain
unanswered.

I will be grateful for any information about him.

Thanks,

Yaacov Slizak
Ennis, Ireland

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: Yevzor #general

David Rubin
 

In a message dated 8/9/2009 2:53:37 PM Central Standard Time,
JWasserst@... >writes:
I have an ancestor whose first name is listed in various records as
Yevzor or Evzor or Ozer. I have never seen this name before. He was >from
Slutsk, Belarus.

This JGS Lithuania Given Names data base lists Yiddish names Evzer and Ozer
as the Hebrew name Ozeyr (helper)

Sincerely,
David Rubin and Mrs. Rubin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yevzor #general

David Rubin
 

In a message dated 8/9/2009 2:53:37 PM Central Standard Time,
JWasserst@... >writes:
I have an ancestor whose first name is listed in various records as
Yevzor or Evzor or Ozer. I have never seen this name before. He was >from
Slutsk, Belarus.

This JGS Lithuania Given Names data base lists Yiddish names Evzer and Ozer
as the Hebrew name Ozeyr (helper)

Sincerely,
David Rubin and Mrs. Rubin


Re: Given name MYSL #general

David Rubin
 

Sid Greenberg of Thornhill, Ontario wrote: "I found my father's ship
line, there he was with his family, and his name was Mysl. Has any one
ever heard of this name? We always knew his Hebrew name was Aron, and he
was called Joseph."
***
In a message dated 8/8/2009 celiamale@... >writes:
We have had a number of replies - but why speculate? As he left the UK he
was called Michael. He appears to have a brother with a more puzzling
name:
Uryph or Urysh? What was he called on arrival in Canada?
***

On the Canadian manifest which we pointed to the
other day, there is both a Michael 9, and a Mysl 7,
both male. So most likely the Michael indexed in the
UK database is the older brother.

We also saw the index for Uryph at the UK site but have not
looked at the manifest to verify the accuracy of the transcriber.
It is more likely this is Mysl if the age is correct.

In addition, Mysl is a valid Yiddish name for several Hebrew names .
How it relates to Aaron or Joseph would be more speculation without
additional information.

Sincerely,
David Rubin and Mrs. Rubin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given name MYSL #general

David Rubin
 

Sid Greenberg of Thornhill, Ontario wrote: "I found my father's ship
line, there he was with his family, and his name was Mysl. Has any one
ever heard of this name? We always knew his Hebrew name was Aron, and he
was called Joseph."
***
In a message dated 8/8/2009 celiamale@... >writes:
We have had a number of replies - but why speculate? As he left the UK he
was called Michael. He appears to have a brother with a more puzzling
name:
Uryph or Urysh? What was he called on arrival in Canada?
***

On the Canadian manifest which we pointed to the
other day, there is both a Michael 9, and a Mysl 7,
both male. So most likely the Michael indexed in the
UK database is the older brother.

We also saw the index for Uryph at the UK site but have not
looked at the manifest to verify the accuracy of the transcriber.
It is more likely this is Mysl if the age is correct.

In addition, Mysl is a valid Yiddish name for several Hebrew names .
How it relates to Aaron or Joseph would be more speculation without
additional information.

Sincerely,
David Rubin and Mrs. Rubin


Tom from Boston 1930s #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My mother met a distant cousin of hers who used to vacation with his
mother's mother, Sarah, on Coney Island (NYC) in the (early or mid)
1930s. Sarah and her husband were involved in a yiddish speaking
group (Bundists?). At that time my mother and Tom were both single and
in their early 20s. Tom lived with his non-Jewish divorced father in
Boston and was going to college at the time( probably in Boston).

There is a chance that his uncle (or greatuncle) >from his mother's
side was in the management of a Boston Department store.

My mother's family had emmigrated >from Palestine to the USA several
years earlier.

I would be happy to hear if any of the above sounds familiar to anyone.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tom from Boston 1930s #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My mother met a distant cousin of hers who used to vacation with his
mother's mother, Sarah, on Coney Island (NYC) in the (early or mid)
1930s. Sarah and her husband were involved in a yiddish speaking
group (Bundists?). At that time my mother and Tom were both single and
in their early 20s. Tom lived with his non-Jewish divorced father in
Boston and was going to college at the time( probably in Boston).

There is a chance that his uncle (or greatuncle) >from his mother's
side was in the management of a Boston Department store.

My mother's family had emmigrated >from Palestine to the USA several
years earlier.

I would be happy to hear if any of the above sounds familiar to anyone.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Given name MYSL #general

Richard Gilbert
 

Whilst I have seen the more recent postings on the subject, I thought I
would contribute my initial thought which was MYSL might have been a
corruption of Mazel, as I have come across both men and women with the given
name of Mazel (Luck).

Regards,

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given name MYSL #general

Richard Gilbert
 

Whilst I have seen the more recent postings on the subject, I thought I
would contribute my initial thought which was MYSL might have been a
corruption of Mazel, as I have come across both men and women with the given
name of Mazel (Luck).

Regards,

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.