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Re: Preininger/Preminger; Schwimmer/Swimmer; and Kohn #galicia

Anna Dreilinger
 

One of the naturalization databases at Ancestry.com (available
free at many libraries) contains an image of Rose SWIMMER's
naturalization petition #358832 stating that she was born 20 Nov
1892 in Galicia, Poland, immigrated in 1907 as Rebeka Preininger,
married Harry in 1909, and eventually divorced him.

Perhaps something in this document can help you in your search.
Good luck!

Anna Dreilinger

Researching:
DREILING/DREILINGER/KREINDLER in Nadworna
NEUFELD/NEUMANN in Czortkow

Sarah Crowell <srcrowell@gmail.com> wrote:

I am looking for more information on my family. My
great-grandmother Rebecca/Rebeka/Rose Preininger came from
Tarnopol through Hamburg to NYC in 1907 at the age of 17. My
father believes that Preininger is actually a mis-spelling of
Preminger and that she was coming over to marry my
great-grandfather Harry Schwimmer in an arranged marriage. The
passenger list indicates that she planned to stay with her
cousin Moses Kohn? who lived on Rivington Street. Moses Kohn is
a name my father does not know, however. I would very much like
to trace my family back to Galicia, but have hit a brick wall -
I cannot get back any further than Rebecca Preininger's
immigration. While Preminger seems to have been a popular surname
in Tarnopol, I have not been able to find any information
specifically on Rebecca's family.

Since the marriage between my great-grandmother Rebecca (aka Rose
or Rebeka) and my great-grandfather (Harry Schwimmer) was
arranged, I assume that my great grandfather's family was also
from Tarnopol, or at least nearby. But the only information I can
find is the US Census, which indicates that Harry Swimmer (he
dropped the "sh" when he married Rebeka/Rose) immigrated in 1898
at the age of 10, and that he was born in either Austria or
Poland, but I can find no records of the boat he came on or who
he came over with, nor can I find any information on his parents.
Perhaps the name was not Schwimmer but something else entirely
before Harry's family came to New York?...


Gesher Galicia-Upcoming Programs 2009/2010 #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia will be holding two regional meetings over the
next seven months -- one sponsored by the Washington, DC JGS this
November and the other in New York City in April 2010. We're
announcing them early so you can make plans to attend if you live
nearby or can travel to join us. Even if you can't attend these
programs, mark your calendars now to attend the 30th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Los Angeles,
California >from July 11 - 16, 2010, where we will offer a full
slate of Galician programming.

The Sunday, November 15th meeting, hosted by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Greater Washington, in Rockville, MD will
be in two parts. On April 18th, the JGSNY will co-host another
regional meeting at the Center for Jewish History in New York
City, with a morning Gesher Galicia SIG session and a special
afternoon speaker. Here are some details:

** Sunday, November 15, 2009 **
JGSGW at the B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
This program will offer a short overview of the history of
Galicia and provide an introduction to our SIG's research
activities We'll cover metrical records, newspapers, school and
landowner records, and explain where they can be found both
online and in US and overseas archives. In the last half hour of
the program we will screen the video "The Bad Arolsen Research
Experience" which details on-site research at the International
Tracing Service in Germany. The film highlights the ITS campus
building where some extraordinary Galician community records are
housed. Q & A will follow and then a lunch break.

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Using Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records
in Genealogical Research
Cadastral land records and property maps are an excellent source
of family history information. Studied together, they can show
the exact location where a family lived in a shtetl. They can
tell the story of neighbors or siblings who resided near each
other and demonstrate how close a family lived to the synagogue,
cemetery, schools, or the market square. Using house numbers
gleaned >from vital records, a connection can be made between
these physical locations and the genealogical data. Landowner
taxation books show the size and value of the properties that
Jewish families owned or rented, adding greatly to the history
of a family. These records are invaluable when other metrical
records are not available, and in some cases they may be the only
documented evidence relating to your ancestors. In 2007 Gesher
Galicia began a project to inventory and obtain copies of this
type of record housed in the Lviv (Ukraine) Historical Archive.
This talk will elaborate on this ongoing project, show the new
searchable Internet databases with landowner record information,
and cover "House Number Projects" to show how maps and landowner
records provide a window into the history of the Jews of Galicia.

A 2010 IAJGS "Conference Preview" will follow >from 2:45 PM to
3:00 PM.

---

** Sunday, April 18, 2010 **
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St., New York, NY

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Gesher Galicia Regional Meeting (update on special projects),
then a break for lunch.

2:00 PM
JGSNY program with Roma Baron discussing her journey of
discovery: In August 2008, Roma received a stunning email >from a
Jewish genealogist looking for heirs to a small estate of a
Holocaust survivor -- her father's cousin. In the next few days
she learned that her casually Christian parents and the whole
rest of her family were not Polish Catholics but Jews, mostly
Galitzianer Jews. They included a rabbi and a Warsaw ghetto
leader. Roma will describe with photos, documents and maps, how
she has systematically tried to reconstruct her past over the
last year. She will trace her parents' war-time escape >from the
Przemysl ghetto to Tarnawa, Krakow, and other Galician towns and
their post-war journeys to Israel and Canada, discussing the
emotional consequences of uncovering family secrets of staggering
proportions.

Gesher Galicia hopes to see you at these upcoming programs...
and at next summer's IAJGS conference.

Remember that Gesher Galicia is a member organization, not just
a discussion group! Members received our Gesher Galicia Family
Finder AND a subscription to our quarterly journal, "The
Galitzianer." If you are not yet a member and want to join,
follow this link for more information:
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/join_gg.html

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Belz Vital Records #galicia

Stanley Baron <stanbaron04@...>
 

I am researching my ancestors who migrated >from Belz circa 1900.

It is my understanding that most of the vital records >from Belz
were destroyed during WWI and WWII.

I seek information on possible sources of vital records (dates
of birth, marriage, and death) for the period 1800 - 1900.

Thank you,
Stan Baron


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Preininger/Preminger; Schwimmer/Swimmer; and Kohn #galicia

Anna Dreilinger
 

One of the naturalization databases at Ancestry.com (available
free at many libraries) contains an image of Rose SWIMMER's
naturalization petition #358832 stating that she was born 20 Nov
1892 in Galicia, Poland, immigrated in 1907 as Rebeka Preininger,
married Harry in 1909, and eventually divorced him.

Perhaps something in this document can help you in your search.
Good luck!

Anna Dreilinger

Researching:
DREILING/DREILINGER/KREINDLER in Nadworna
NEUFELD/NEUMANN in Czortkow

Sarah Crowell <srcrowell@gmail.com> wrote:

I am looking for more information on my family. My
great-grandmother Rebecca/Rebeka/Rose Preininger came from
Tarnopol through Hamburg to NYC in 1907 at the age of 17. My
father believes that Preininger is actually a mis-spelling of
Preminger and that she was coming over to marry my
great-grandfather Harry Schwimmer in an arranged marriage. The
passenger list indicates that she planned to stay with her
cousin Moses Kohn? who lived on Rivington Street. Moses Kohn is
a name my father does not know, however. I would very much like
to trace my family back to Galicia, but have hit a brick wall -
I cannot get back any further than Rebecca Preininger's
immigration. While Preminger seems to have been a popular surname
in Tarnopol, I have not been able to find any information
specifically on Rebecca's family.

Since the marriage between my great-grandmother Rebecca (aka Rose
or Rebeka) and my great-grandfather (Harry Schwimmer) was
arranged, I assume that my great grandfather's family was also
from Tarnopol, or at least nearby. But the only information I can
find is the US Census, which indicates that Harry Swimmer (he
dropped the "sh" when he married Rebeka/Rose) immigrated in 1898
at the age of 10, and that he was born in either Austria or
Poland, but I can find no records of the boat he came on or who
he came over with, nor can I find any information on his parents.
Perhaps the name was not Schwimmer but something else entirely
before Harry's family came to New York?...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia-Upcoming Programs 2009/2010 #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia will be holding two regional meetings over the
next seven months -- one sponsored by the Washington, DC JGS this
November and the other in New York City in April 2010. We're
announcing them early so you can make plans to attend if you live
nearby or can travel to join us. Even if you can't attend these
programs, mark your calendars now to attend the 30th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Los Angeles,
California >from July 11 - 16, 2010, where we will offer a full
slate of Galician programming.

The Sunday, November 15th meeting, hosted by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Greater Washington, in Rockville, MD will
be in two parts. On April 18th, the JGSNY will co-host another
regional meeting at the Center for Jewish History in New York
City, with a morning Gesher Galicia SIG session and a special
afternoon speaker. Here are some details:

** Sunday, November 15, 2009 **
JGSGW at the B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
This program will offer a short overview of the history of
Galicia and provide an introduction to our SIG's research
activities We'll cover metrical records, newspapers, school and
landowner records, and explain where they can be found both
online and in US and overseas archives. In the last half hour of
the program we will screen the video "The Bad Arolsen Research
Experience" which details on-site research at the International
Tracing Service in Germany. The film highlights the ITS campus
building where some extraordinary Galician community records are
housed. Q & A will follow and then a lunch break.

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Using Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records
in Genealogical Research
Cadastral land records and property maps are an excellent source
of family history information. Studied together, they can show
the exact location where a family lived in a shtetl. They can
tell the story of neighbors or siblings who resided near each
other and demonstrate how close a family lived to the synagogue,
cemetery, schools, or the market square. Using house numbers
gleaned >from vital records, a connection can be made between
these physical locations and the genealogical data. Landowner
taxation books show the size and value of the properties that
Jewish families owned or rented, adding greatly to the history
of a family. These records are invaluable when other metrical
records are not available, and in some cases they may be the only
documented evidence relating to your ancestors. In 2007 Gesher
Galicia began a project to inventory and obtain copies of this
type of record housed in the Lviv (Ukraine) Historical Archive.
This talk will elaborate on this ongoing project, show the new
searchable Internet databases with landowner record information,
and cover "House Number Projects" to show how maps and landowner
records provide a window into the history of the Jews of Galicia.

A 2010 IAJGS "Conference Preview" will follow >from 2:45 PM to
3:00 PM.

---

** Sunday, April 18, 2010 **
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St., New York, NY

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Gesher Galicia Regional Meeting (update on special projects),
then a break for lunch.

2:00 PM
JGSNY program with Roma Baron discussing her journey of
discovery: In August 2008, Roma received a stunning email >from a
Jewish genealogist looking for heirs to a small estate of a
Holocaust survivor -- her father's cousin. In the next few days
she learned that her casually Christian parents and the whole
rest of her family were not Polish Catholics but Jews, mostly
Galitzianer Jews. They included a rabbi and a Warsaw ghetto
leader. Roma will describe with photos, documents and maps, how
she has systematically tried to reconstruct her past over the
last year. She will trace her parents' war-time escape >from the
Przemysl ghetto to Tarnawa, Krakow, and other Galician towns and
their post-war journeys to Israel and Canada, discussing the
emotional consequences of uncovering family secrets of staggering
proportions.

Gesher Galicia hopes to see you at these upcoming programs...
and at next summer's IAJGS conference.

Remember that Gesher Galicia is a member organization, not just
a discussion group! Members received our Gesher Galicia Family
Finder AND a subscription to our quarterly journal, "The
Galitzianer." If you are not yet a member and want to join,
follow this link for more information:
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/join_gg.html

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Belz Vital Records #galicia

Stanley Baron <stanbaron04@...>
 

I am researching my ancestors who migrated >from Belz circa 1900.

It is my understanding that most of the vital records >from Belz
were destroyed during WWI and WWII.

I seek information on possible sources of vital records (dates
of birth, marriage, and death) for the period 1800 - 1900.

Thank you,
Stan Baron


Twins born November 1945 Adopted, Leeds, England #general

Paul Prescott
 

Hi everyone I am searching for Leah Cohen who gave birth to twins Elaine and Diane in
Leeds in November 1945 at "Maternity Hospital, U.D". They were adopted as infants and
the last address they have for their mother is Cowper Mount, Leeds. Elaine and Diane
have done everything they can to find their birth mother without success and they
would appreciate any information that could help them to find her or to find anyone
that knew her.
Many thanks in advance,
Sue Prescott,
Wigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Twins born November 1945 Adopted, Leeds, England #general

Paul Prescott
 

Hi everyone I am searching for Leah Cohen who gave birth to twins Elaine and Diane in
Leeds in November 1945 at "Maternity Hospital, U.D". They were adopted as infants and
the last address they have for their mother is Cowper Mount, Leeds. Elaine and Diane
have done everything they can to find their birth mother without success and they
would appreciate any information that could help them to find her or to find anyone
that knew her.
Many thanks in advance,
Sue Prescott,
Wigan


Seeking help finding phone numbers of family in Israel #general

Paula & David
 

Hello, I am planning a trip to Israel next month, and was hoping to find a way
to contact some cousins whom I believe moved there (probably in the Jerusalem
area, but not sure) >from Montreal about a decade ago. Is there an Israeli phone
listing on line in English somewhere?

If the directory is only in Hebrew, would someone be able and willing to check a
few names for me? Please email me if you can help.

Thanks, Paula Solomon
solorosen@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking help finding phone numbers of family in Israel #general

Paula & David
 

Hello, I am planning a trip to Israel next month, and was hoping to find a way
to contact some cousins whom I believe moved there (probably in the Jerusalem
area, but not sure) >from Montreal about a decade ago. Is there an Israeli phone
listing on line in English somewhere?

If the directory is only in Hebrew, would someone be able and willing to check a
few names for me? Please email me if you can help.

Thanks, Paula Solomon
solorosen@aol.com


Viewmate: translation from Yiddish #general

Linda Epstein
 

Dear Genners,

I need the back of a photo translated >from Yiddish to English. The photo was cut,
so it is missing some of the text. I'm hoping that what is left will help identify
some of the people in the photograph. The photo is >from about 1920 New York. One of
the women was >from Husiatyn (then Austria, now Ukraine) and was a HASS / SINGER
daughter.

The postcard is VM 13535
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13535

Thanks,
Linda Epstein
New Orleans, LA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate: translation from Yiddish #general

Linda Epstein
 

Dear Genners,

I need the back of a photo translated >from Yiddish to English. The photo was cut,
so it is missing some of the text. I'm hoping that what is left will help identify
some of the people in the photograph. The photo is >from about 1920 New York. One of
the women was >from Husiatyn (then Austria, now Ukraine) and was a HASS / SINGER
daughter.

The postcard is VM 13535
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13535

Thanks,
Linda Epstein
New Orleans, LA


Gesher Galicia-Upcoming Programs 2009/2010 #poland

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia will be holding two regional meetings over the next seven
months -- one sponsored by the Washington, DC JGS this November and the
other in New York City in April 2010. We're announcing them early so you
can make plans to attend if you live nearby or can travel to join us. Even
if you can't attend these programs, mark your calendars now to attend the
30th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Los Angeles,
California >from July 11 - 16, 2010, where we will offer a full slate of
Galician programming.

The Sunday, November 15th meeting, hosted by the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Greater Washington, in Rockville, MD will be in two parts.
On April 18th, the JGSNY will co-host another regional meeting at the
Center for Jewish History in New York City, with a morning Gesher Galicia
SIG session, and a special afternoon speaker.
Here are some details:

Sunday-November 15, 2009 - Gesher Galicia Regional Meeting - 11:00AM -
12:15PM JGSGW at the B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road,
Rockville, MD 20852
This program will offer a short overview of the history of Galicia and
provide an introduction to our SIG's research activities We'll cover
metrical records, newspapers, school and landowner records, and explain
where they can be found both online and in US and overseas archives. In
the last half hour of the program we will screen the video "The Bad Arolsen
Research Experience" which details on-site research at the International
Tracing Service in Germany. The film highlights the ITS campus building
where some extraordinary Galician community records are housed. Q & A will
follow and then a lunch break.

1:30PM -2:45PM - Using Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records in Genealogical
Research

Cadastral land records and property maps are an excellent source of family
history information. Studied together, they can show the exact location
where a family lived in a shtetl. They can tell the story of neighbors or
siblings who resided near each other and demonstrate how close a family
lived to the synagogue, cemetery, schools, or the market square. Using
house numbers gleaned >from vital records, a connection can be made between
these physical locations and the genealogical data. Landowner taxation
books show the size and value of the properties that Jewish families owned or
rented, adding greatly to the history of a family. These records are
invaluable when other metrical records are not available, and in some cases
they may be the only documented evidence relating to your ancestors. In
2007 Gesher Galicia began a project to inventory and obtain copies of this
type of record housed in the Lviv (Ukraine) Historical Archive. This talk
will elaborate on this ongoing project, show the new searchable Internet
databases with landowner record information, and cover "House Number
Projects" to show how maps and landowner records provide a window into the
history of the Jews of Galicia. (A 2010 IAJGS "Conference Preview" will
follow >from 2:45PM - 3:00PM)

Sunday, April 18, 2010 - Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St.
New York, NY

11:30AM - 1:00PM - Gesher Galicia Regional Meeting (update on special
projects) - then a break for lunch, to be followed by a JGSNY program with
Roma Baron, at 2:00PM discussing her journey of discovery:=2
In August 2008 Roma received a stunning email >from a Jewish genealogist
looking for heirs to a small estate of a Holocaust survivor -- her father's
cousin. In the next few days she learned that her casually Christian
parents, and the whole rest of her family were not Polish Catholics, but
Jews, mostly Galitzianer Jews. They included a rabbi and a Warsaw ghetto
leader. Roma will describe with photos, documents and maps, how she
has systematically tried to reconstruct her past over the last year. She
will trace her parents' war-time escape >from the Przemysl ghetto to Tarnawa,
Krakow, and other Galician towns and their post-war journeys to Israel
and Canada, discussing the emotional consequences of uncovering family
secrets of staggering proportions. Gesher Galicia hopes to see you at these
upcoming programs....and at next summer's IAJGS conference.

Pamela Weisberger
President Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@hotmail.com


JRI Poland #Poland Gesher Galicia-Upcoming Programs 2009/2010 #poland

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia will be holding two regional meetings over the next seven
months -- one sponsored by the Washington, DC JGS this November and the
other in New York City in April 2010. We're announcing them early so you
can make plans to attend if you live nearby or can travel to join us. Even
if you can't attend these programs, mark your calendars now to attend the
30th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Los Angeles,
California >from July 11 - 16, 2010, where we will offer a full slate of
Galician programming.

The Sunday, November 15th meeting, hosted by the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Greater Washington, in Rockville, MD will be in two parts.
On April 18th, the JGSNY will co-host another regional meeting at the
Center for Jewish History in New York City, with a morning Gesher Galicia
SIG session, and a special afternoon speaker.
Here are some details:

Sunday-November 15, 2009 - Gesher Galicia Regional Meeting - 11:00AM -
12:15PM JGSGW at the B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road,
Rockville, MD 20852
This program will offer a short overview of the history of Galicia and
provide an introduction to our SIG's research activities We'll cover
metrical records, newspapers, school and landowner records, and explain
where they can be found both online and in US and overseas archives. In
the last half hour of the program we will screen the video "The Bad Arolsen
Research Experience" which details on-site research at the International
Tracing Service in Germany. The film highlights the ITS campus building
where some extraordinary Galician community records are housed. Q & A will
follow and then a lunch break.

1:30PM -2:45PM - Using Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records in Genealogical
Research

Cadastral land records and property maps are an excellent source of family
history information. Studied together, they can show the exact location
where a family lived in a shtetl. They can tell the story of neighbors or
siblings who resided near each other and demonstrate how close a family
lived to the synagogue, cemetery, schools, or the market square. Using
house numbers gleaned >from vital records, a connection can be made between
these physical locations and the genealogical data. Landowner taxation
books show the size and value of the properties that Jewish families owned or
rented, adding greatly to the history of a family. These records are
invaluable when other metrical records are not available, and in some cases
they may be the only documented evidence relating to your ancestors. In
2007 Gesher Galicia began a project to inventory and obtain copies of this
type of record housed in the Lviv (Ukraine) Historical Archive. This talk
will elaborate on this ongoing project, show the new searchable Internet
databases with landowner record information, and cover "House Number
Projects" to show how maps and landowner records provide a window into the
history of the Jews of Galicia. (A 2010 IAJGS "Conference Preview" will
follow >from 2:45PM - 3:00PM)

Sunday, April 18, 2010 - Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St.
New York, NY

11:30AM - 1:00PM - Gesher Galicia Regional Meeting (update on special
projects) - then a break for lunch, to be followed by a JGSNY program with
Roma Baron, at 2:00PM discussing her journey of discovery:=2
In August 2008 Roma received a stunning email >from a Jewish genealogist
looking for heirs to a small estate of a Holocaust survivor -- her father's
cousin. In the next few days she learned that her casually Christian
parents, and the whole rest of her family were not Polish Catholics, but
Jews, mostly Galitzianer Jews. They included a rabbi and a Warsaw ghetto
leader. Roma will describe with photos, documents and maps, how she
has systematically tried to reconstruct her past over the last year. She
will trace her parents' war-time escape >from the Przemysl ghetto to Tarnawa,
Krakow, and other Galician towns and their post-war journeys to Israel
and Canada, discussing the emotional consequences of uncovering family
secrets of staggering proportions. Gesher Galicia hopes to see you at these
upcoming programs....and at next summer's IAJGS conference.

Pamela Weisberger
President Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Re: Yiddish word for soured milk? #general

Snillop47@...
 

We used shmetana this way. To a bowl of the stuff would be added some cream cheese
which was fairly solid and was called 'Polish cheese', and to that mixture would
be added cut-up pieces of radish, spring onions, and cucumber. The soured milk and
cheese would be bought, when we went into the East End of London, >from the
family's grocery shop in Bethel Green, which remained in the family >from 1902 to
1963, serviced by a succession of aunts and uncles.

Harold Pollins
Oxford, England

scottaschultz@centurytel.net writes:
Harold's post reminded me of a product I remember >from my younger days made by a
Jewish dairy in St. Louis (Raskas) called "smetana"
Scott Schultz
JewishGen Researcher #188546.
--------------------------------------------------

krippens@sonic.net wrote:
My 93 year old uncle remembers that he drank some kind of soured milk in Denver
...Does anyone know if there is a Yiddish word for Kefir or soured milk?
Harold Pollins wrote:
In London we used to dink soured milk which was called 'shmatana' or 'shmetana'.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yiddish word for soured milk? #general

Snillop47@...
 

We used shmetana this way. To a bowl of the stuff would be added some cream cheese
which was fairly solid and was called 'Polish cheese', and to that mixture would
be added cut-up pieces of radish, spring onions, and cucumber. The soured milk and
cheese would be bought, when we went into the East End of London, >from the
family's grocery shop in Bethel Green, which remained in the family >from 1902 to
1963, serviced by a succession of aunts and uncles.

Harold Pollins
Oxford, England

scottaschultz@centurytel.net writes:
Harold's post reminded me of a product I remember >from my younger days made by a
Jewish dairy in St. Louis (Raskas) called "smetana"
Scott Schultz
JewishGen Researcher #188546.
--------------------------------------------------

krippens@sonic.net wrote:
My 93 year old uncle remembers that he drank some kind of soured milk in Denver
...Does anyone know if there is a Yiddish word for Kefir or soured milk?
Harold Pollins wrote:
In London we used to dink soured milk which was called 'shmatana' or 'shmetana'.


susan farb
 

Good evening all. My g-grandma Malke(a) or Mollie Levy was born in Courland, place
unknown, on August 9, 1879. Her parents were David and Sophie Levy. She emigrated
to NYC in 1894, possibly as an indentured servant. She married Schmuel or Samuel
Rubenstein in 1900. They later moved to Houston, TX. She died May 24, 1971, in
Houston.

This is the only information I have on her family. If it sounds familiar to
anyone, I would like to hear >from you.

Thank you.

Susan Farb
Dallas, TX


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia LEVY #courland #latvia

susan farb
 

Good evening all. My g-grandma Malke(a) or Mollie Levy was born in Courland, place
unknown, on August 9, 1879. Her parents were David and Sophie Levy. She emigrated
to NYC in 1894, possibly as an indentured servant. She married Schmuel or Samuel
Rubenstein in 1900. They later moved to Houston, TX. She died May 24, 1971, in
Houston.

This is the only information I have on her family. If it sounds familiar to
anyone, I would like to hear >from you.

Thank you.

Susan Farb
Dallas, TX


Re: Yiddish word for soured milk? #general

scottaschultz@...
 

Harold's post reminded me of a product I remember >from my younger days made by a
Jewish dairy in St. Louis (Raskas) called "smetana" and we used it just like sour
cream. It had the same consistency and taste. What a delight this was on a nice
blintz!

Scott Schultz
JewishGen Researcher #188546.
--------------------------------------------------

krippens@sonic.net wrote:
My 93 year old uncle remembers that he drank some kind of soured milk in
Denver... I drink Kefir, a soured milk that originated in the Caucasus that is
very popular throughout much of the world... Does anyone know if there is a
Yiddish word for Kefir or soured milk?
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Harold Pollins wrote: In London we used to dink soured milk which was called
'shmatana' or 'shmetana'.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yiddish word for soured milk? #general

scottaschultz@...
 

Harold's post reminded me of a product I remember >from my younger days made by a
Jewish dairy in St. Louis (Raskas) called "smetana" and we used it just like sour
cream. It had the same consistency and taste. What a delight this was on a nice
blintz!

Scott Schultz
JewishGen Researcher #188546.
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krippens@sonic.net wrote:
My 93 year old uncle remembers that he drank some kind of soured milk in
Denver... I drink Kefir, a soured milk that originated in the Caucasus that is
very popular throughout much of the world... Does anyone know if there is a
Yiddish word for Kefir or soured milk?
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Harold Pollins wrote: In London we used to dink soured milk which was called
'shmatana' or 'shmetana'.