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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine #ukraine

AllanDolgow@...
 

The web site for Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine has been updated this week.

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kamennyy_brod/

Allan Dolgow
West Sacramento, CA


Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine #ukraine

AllanDolgow@...
 

The web site for Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine has been updated this week.

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kamennyy_brod/

Allan Dolgow
West Sacramento, CA


Isaak/Isaac OSTER from Flamersheim a/o Schweinheim #germany

Sylvia Stawski <sylvia@...>
 

Dear all,

I am looking for more information on Isaak/Isaac OSTER >from Flamersheim
a/o Schweinheim, Rhineland, Germany.

As far as I know, one of my relatives is Isaac OSTER, born in Wittlich
in 1798 (parents: Leopold OSTER and Rachel BERSCH). After the death of
Leopold OSTER IN 1814, it is supposed that the widow Rachel 'Greinle"
BERSCH left with her (6) children for Schweinheim or nearby Flamersheim,
both near Euskirchen (now NordRhein Westfalen).

In the JewishGen databases I found two family trees.

One mentions Isaac Leib OSTER, born 1 Jan 1798, Wittlich, died 1863 Schweinheim
Married to: Eva 'Esther Heindel Leib' HERZ, born 1801, Schweinheim,
married: 1829

The other one mentions Isaac Ben OSTER, born 11 Apr 1801, Kruft, died
22 Sep 1863, Riga Married to: Eva HIRZ (Hendel Leib), born 22 jul 1803, Riga,
died 21 Mar 1881, Flamersheim
Son: Meyer (Martin) OSTER, Born 29 Aug 1830, Riga, died 6 Jun 1912,
Flamersheim
Grandson: Isidor OSTER, born 31 Oct 1868 Schweinheim, perished in 1942

To make things more complicated: on the internet I found a publication
about Schweinheim where an Isaac Oster >from Wittlich, born 1801, was
mentioned.

Obviously there has been some mix-up. Schweinheim is a small village so
I cannot imagine that two Isaac OSTERs, one Eva HERZ and one Eva HIRZ
were living there at the same time!

Apart >from contacting the people who have submitted these family trees
to JewishGen and asking for their sources, do you have any ideas on how
I can untangle this puzzle? Or do you have any additional information on
what I have mentioned above?
BTW the names of the other members of the OSTER family (siblings of
Isaac) were: Susanne (b. 1795), Rachel (b.1801), Rose (b.1802), Judith
(b.1805) and Antoinette (b. 1808). They should also have moved from
Wittlich to Schweinheim but so far I have found no trace of them.

Thanks for your help!

Sylvia Stawski, Beerse, Belgium (formerly Voorburg, Holland) sylvia@...


German SIG #Germany Isaak/Isaac OSTER from Flamersheim a/o Schweinheim #germany

Sylvia Stawski <sylvia@...>
 

Dear all,

I am looking for more information on Isaak/Isaac OSTER >from Flamersheim
a/o Schweinheim, Rhineland, Germany.

As far as I know, one of my relatives is Isaac OSTER, born in Wittlich
in 1798 (parents: Leopold OSTER and Rachel BERSCH). After the death of
Leopold OSTER IN 1814, it is supposed that the widow Rachel 'Greinle"
BERSCH left with her (6) children for Schweinheim or nearby Flamersheim,
both near Euskirchen (now NordRhein Westfalen).

In the JewishGen databases I found two family trees.

One mentions Isaac Leib OSTER, born 1 Jan 1798, Wittlich, died 1863 Schweinheim
Married to: Eva 'Esther Heindel Leib' HERZ, born 1801, Schweinheim,
married: 1829

The other one mentions Isaac Ben OSTER, born 11 Apr 1801, Kruft, died
22 Sep 1863, Riga Married to: Eva HIRZ (Hendel Leib), born 22 jul 1803, Riga,
died 21 Mar 1881, Flamersheim
Son: Meyer (Martin) OSTER, Born 29 Aug 1830, Riga, died 6 Jun 1912,
Flamersheim
Grandson: Isidor OSTER, born 31 Oct 1868 Schweinheim, perished in 1942

To make things more complicated: on the internet I found a publication
about Schweinheim where an Isaac Oster >from Wittlich, born 1801, was
mentioned.

Obviously there has been some mix-up. Schweinheim is a small village so
I cannot imagine that two Isaac OSTERs, one Eva HERZ and one Eva HIRZ
were living there at the same time!

Apart >from contacting the people who have submitted these family trees
to JewishGen and asking for their sources, do you have any ideas on how
I can untangle this puzzle? Or do you have any additional information on
what I have mentioned above?
BTW the names of the other members of the OSTER family (siblings of
Isaac) were: Susanne (b. 1795), Rachel (b.1801), Rose (b.1802), Judith
(b.1805) and Antoinette (b. 1808). They should also have moved from
Wittlich to Schweinheim but so far I have found no trace of them.

Thanks for your help!

Sylvia Stawski, Beerse, Belgium (formerly Voorburg, Holland) sylvia@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine "All Ekaterinoslav 1913" book #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

You can view/download the book, "All Ekaterinoslav, 1913" without charge. It is in Russian. It has lists of industries with names and some addresses available. It is found at:

http://ukrainica.org.ua/ukr/library/all_ekaterinoslav_1913

You can translate by using an online translator, such as Google Language Tools, to convert the website into English, if necessary:

http://www.google.com/language_tools

or download Google Toolbar (with translation capability for IE or Firefox browsers):
http://www.google.com/toolbar/ff/index.html#tracking=1&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-bk&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=google%20tool%20bar&tbbrand=GZAG

Google Chrome downloaded (http://www.google.com/chrome) and then using a translator add-on is also great.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


"All Ekaterinoslav 1913" book #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

You can view/download the book, "All Ekaterinoslav, 1913" without charge. It is in Russian. It has lists of industries with names and some addresses available. It is found at:

http://ukrainica.org.ua/ukr/library/all_ekaterinoslav_1913

You can translate by using an online translator, such as Google Language Tools, to convert the website into English, if necessary:

http://www.google.com/language_tools

or download Google Toolbar (with translation capability for IE or Firefox browsers):
http://www.google.com/toolbar/ff/index.html#tracking=1&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-bk&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=google%20tool%20bar&tbbrand=GZAG

Google Chrome downloaded (http://www.google.com/chrome) and then using a translator add-on is also great.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Searching for Great-Grandmother's Mertza GREENBERG Burial Info - NYC area #general

James
 

Carol,

Thanks to the Italian Genenalogy and German Genealogy Societies in NYC,you can
search an online index for these public records NYC 1891-1848
deaths and 1860s-1937 marriages at:

http://www.italiangen.org/VRECLIST.stm

Here's a good candidate for your great-grandmother:

Greenberg,Meirtze 68 y, Aug 1, 1924 Cert#19738 Manhattan, Soundex G651

(I searched >from 1910+ in Manhattan for Greenberg with first name starting with M.
I quit after noticing this one -- but you might want to check through all the 8
pages of candidates yourself.)

Good luck,

Jim Castellan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Great-Grandmother's Mertza GREENBERG Burial Info - NYC area #general

James
 

Carol,

Thanks to the Italian Genenalogy and German Genealogy Societies in NYC,you can
search an online index for these public records NYC 1891-1848
deaths and 1860s-1937 marriages at:

http://www.italiangen.org/VRECLIST.stm

Here's a good candidate for your great-grandmother:

Greenberg,Meirtze 68 y, Aug 1, 1924 Cert#19738 Manhattan, Soundex G651

(I searched >from 1910+ in Manhattan for Greenberg with first name starting with M.
I quit after noticing this one -- but you might want to check through all the 8
pages of candidates yourself.)

Good luck,

Jim Castellan


Arm bands #hungary

Israel P
 

We have a family photo (my wife's side) taken at a 1940's wedding in which
many of the younger men have bands on their right arms.

Does anyone know what the specific background is for these?

The wedding may have been in Medzilaborce.

Israel Pickholtz


Ralph BRANCA , Brooklyn Dodger and son of a Jew from SANDORF, Hungary #hungary

mllm39@...
 

Dear All,

It looks like we can now include Ralph Branca, the former Brooklyn
Dodgers pitcher, best known for surrendering the "Shot Heard 'Round
the World" to Bobby Thomson in the 1951 playoff games, in the pantheon
of famous Hungarian Jews. Take a look Joshua Prager's article, "For
Branca, an Asterisk of a Different Kind," in today's New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/sports/baseball/for-branca-an-asterisk-of-a-different-kind.html?_r=1&hp

The resources made available by H-SIG and its members were
indispensable in tracking down the Jewish ancestry of Ralph Branca
(whose mother Kati BERGER, was born in SANDORF/PRIEVALY). The Times
does not allow plugs in its articles, but rest assured that the
"Hungarian Jewish genealogy group" referred to in the article is
JewishGen's H-SIG. Special thanks to Larry Bassist, a member of
JewishGen, who drew my attention to www.familysearch.org, where many
of the records for SANDORF/PRIEVALY can be found. (Larry also copied
Kati Berger's birth record at LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake
City). I know that Yad Vashem was also very helpful in providing
materials >from Bad Arolsen that confirmed details about the
deportations and deaths of many of Ralph Branca's relatives.

Best wishes,

Michael Miller
Budapest, Hungary
(Currently in Washington, D.C., at the IAJGS Conference)


Hungary SIG #Hungary Arm bands #hungary

Israel P
 

We have a family photo (my wife's side) taken at a 1940's wedding in which
many of the younger men have bands on their right arms.

Does anyone know what the specific background is for these?

The wedding may have been in Medzilaborce.

Israel Pickholtz


Hungary SIG #Hungary Ralph BRANCA , Brooklyn Dodger and son of a Jew from SANDORF, Hungary #hungary

mllm39@...
 

Dear All,

It looks like we can now include Ralph Branca, the former Brooklyn
Dodgers pitcher, best known for surrendering the "Shot Heard 'Round
the World" to Bobby Thomson in the 1951 playoff games, in the pantheon
of famous Hungarian Jews. Take a look Joshua Prager's article, "For
Branca, an Asterisk of a Different Kind," in today's New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/sports/baseball/for-branca-an-asterisk-of-a-different-kind.html?_r=1&hp

The resources made available by H-SIG and its members were
indispensable in tracking down the Jewish ancestry of Ralph Branca
(whose mother Kati BERGER, was born in SANDORF/PRIEVALY). The Times
does not allow plugs in its articles, but rest assured that the
"Hungarian Jewish genealogy group" referred to in the article is
JewishGen's H-SIG. Special thanks to Larry Bassist, a member of
JewishGen, who drew my attention to www.familysearch.org, where many
of the records for SANDORF/PRIEVALY can be found. (Larry also copied
Kati Berger's birth record at LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake
City). I know that Yad Vashem was also very helpful in providing
materials >from Bad Arolsen that confirmed details about the
deportations and deaths of many of Ralph Branca's relatives.

Best wishes,

Michael Miller
Budapest, Hungary
(Currently in Washington, D.C., at the IAJGS Conference)


Hebrew translator needed - memoir of Yitzhak Wunch - Aleksandrow Lodzki #general

Naomi Leon <nimleon@...>
 

Dear Genners

I am seeking a Hebrew reader/ translator to translate a memoir by Yitzhak Wunch who
was a prominent member of the Aleksandrow Association in Israel. The AA's
activities included assembling the Yizkor book for that community and reuniting
families after the war. Yitzhak (1910-1994) was a successful industrialist. He was
one of the founders of two Israeli industrial companies - Amcor and HaArgaz -
building stuff >from orange boxes to buses and refrigerators. He was born in
Aleksandrow Lodzki where he married to my cousin Sara Rywan and together they
emigrated to Israel in the early 1930s.

He published a memoir late in life and I'd like to find out what light it might
shed on his early life and the community of Aleksandrow and the Rywan family
especially.

If you are able to help or knows someone who can please get in touch with me
privately. I have a scanned electronic copy of the book.

Many thanks in advance

Naomi Leon
(Brighton, UK)

RYWAN/ RIWAN/ RUBIN (Aleksandrow), LEWKOWICZ (Lodz, Rawa Mazowiecka), ARGIEWICZ,
FAJBISIEWICZ (Rawa Mazowiecka), BERGER, LASKY, PASKIN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew translator needed - memoir of Yitzhak Wunch - Aleksandrow Lodzki #general

Naomi Leon <nimleon@...>
 

Dear Genners

I am seeking a Hebrew reader/ translator to translate a memoir by Yitzhak Wunch who
was a prominent member of the Aleksandrow Association in Israel. The AA's
activities included assembling the Yizkor book for that community and reuniting
families after the war. Yitzhak (1910-1994) was a successful industrialist. He was
one of the founders of two Israeli industrial companies - Amcor and HaArgaz -
building stuff >from orange boxes to buses and refrigerators. He was born in
Aleksandrow Lodzki where he married to my cousin Sara Rywan and together they
emigrated to Israel in the early 1930s.

He published a memoir late in life and I'd like to find out what light it might
shed on his early life and the community of Aleksandrow and the Rywan family
especially.

If you are able to help or knows someone who can please get in touch with me
privately. I have a scanned electronic copy of the book.

Many thanks in advance

Naomi Leon
(Brighton, UK)

RYWAN/ RIWAN/ RUBIN (Aleksandrow), LEWKOWICZ (Lodz, Rawa Mazowiecka), ARGIEWICZ,
FAJBISIEWICZ (Rawa Mazowiecka), BERGER, LASKY, PASKIN


Re: Where are Moliv and Ekrasli/Ekraslinow #belarus

Stephen Weinstein
 

Thank you to everyone who responded. The concensus seems to be
Ekaterinoslav (former name of Dnipropetrovsk).


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Where are Moliv and Ekrasli/Ekraslinow #latvia

Stephen Weinstein
 

Thank you to everyone who responded. The concensus seems to be
Ekaterinoslav (former name of Dnipropetrovsk).


Akiva and Itsko -- same name? #general

David Laskin
 

I am researching my great-grandfather, whose name in Yiddish was Avram Akiva HaKohen
-- or in Russian Kaganovich or Kahanovich. I believe he attended the Volozhin
Yeshiva in the 1870s. I have come upon a list of Volozhin Yeshiva students >from 1879
with one Abram Itsko Kagan (this is translated >from the Cyrillic script). Could this
be my great-grandfather? Is there any relation between the names Itsko and Akiva?
Thanks. David Laskin, Seattle, WA USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Akiva and Itsko -- same name? #general

David Laskin
 

I am researching my great-grandfather, whose name in Yiddish was Avram Akiva HaKohen
-- or in Russian Kaganovich or Kahanovich. I believe he attended the Volozhin
Yeshiva in the 1870s. I have come upon a list of Volozhin Yeshiva students >from 1879
with one Abram Itsko Kagan (this is translated >from the Cyrillic script). Could this
be my great-grandfather? Is there any relation between the names Itsko and Akiva?
Thanks. David Laskin, Seattle, WA USA


Re: Sabile. Birth records from 1868 to 1869. Death records from 1872... #latvia

A. E. Jordan
 

Looking at all the wonderful information Christine is posting and I am
wondering in the translations could it be possible that Gordon and Jordan are
the same and just a matter of interpretation in the translations?

Man years ago I got records >from the Archives in Lativa on the Jordan
family and now I see what appears to be matches on Christine's tables but
instead of saying Jordan it is saying Gordon. In the latest birth tables I see
a Markus Gordon who would/should be my grandfather's brother and I see a
cousin Rokha Gordon. If these are the right people both used Jordan as their
surname not Gordon. I am told in the old country they pronounced it
Yor-dan.

Also if I am correct the fathers of these two children were brothers. For
both the Father's Patronymic is listed as Leib. The older son was Wolf
and the younger was Shaya.

As I say everthing except the Gordon is an exact match to what I believe.

Thoughts?

Allan Jordan


Butchers #latvia

Isme Bennie <ismebennie@...>
 

My Hepker or Hopker relatives >from Goldingen (tho I cannot find any
trace of them in the Goldingen records...can anyone help?) went to
Rhodesia in the late 1880s and were butchers. Must have been in the
old country. Thats all I can contribute to the butcher discussion.

Isme Bennie, Toronto

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