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Pisarchini, Ukraine #general

Michael and Stephanie Chauss <mschauss@...>
 

Today I obtained the naturalization documentation for my great grandmother,
Anna Chauss. On it, she states that my great grandfather, Isaac Chauss, was
born in "Pisarchini", which I cannot locate.

Anna was born, married Isaac, and last lived in Krasenivka. I believe that
this was a shtetl near Zolotonosha (my great aunt's naturalization documents
refer to Zolotonosha, Krasenivka and Yabluneve, all in or Poltava. The
nearest town that I can locate, with a name similar to Pisarchini is Pishcane,
just outside of Kremenchuk, about 130 km. >from Zolotonosha.

Can anyone provide insight or knowledge on Pishcane, and whether I might be
on the right track? I have ordered my great grandfather's naturalization
documents, but will not be able to view them until January 2 (providing he
states his precise birthplace on them).

Thanks in advance for the assistance.

Michael Chauss

Researching
Czausow/Chauss: Krasenivka, Pisarchini
Kostantinovsky: Krasenivka


Gravestone photo request Grand-Lancy Cemetery, Geneva, Switzerland #general

Rose
 

Dear Group

I was wondering if anyone living in Geneva (Switzerland) would be willing to
take a photo of a gravestone at the Grand-Lancy cemetery for me? I have the
deceased's full name and date of death but not the location of the grave.

Please respond privately.

Kind regards

Rose Raymen
Perth, Western Australia


Immigration Query - Thank You #ukraine

Fern Blood <feblood@...>
 

Many thanks to all who replied to my immigration query re: Kopelusch
crossing the border >from Canada to the US. Through your generous help I've
discovered ship manifest entries for a family group, and a notation with a
clue to another branch of the family. A priceless gift!



Thank you,

Fern Greenberg Blood

Vermont, USA

GRINBERG, POSTILNIK, SHPENDELYUK, ROSEN/ROSETSKY >from Pyatigory / Zhashkov
Ukraine

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pisarchini, Ukraine #general

Michael and Stephanie Chauss <mschauss@...>
 

Today I obtained the naturalization documentation for my great grandmother,
Anna Chauss. On it, she states that my great grandfather, Isaac Chauss, was
born in "Pisarchini", which I cannot locate.

Anna was born, married Isaac, and last lived in Krasenivka. I believe that
this was a shtetl near Zolotonosha (my great aunt's naturalization documents
refer to Zolotonosha, Krasenivka and Yabluneve, all in or Poltava. The
nearest town that I can locate, with a name similar to Pisarchini is Pishcane,
just outside of Kremenchuk, about 130 km. >from Zolotonosha.

Can anyone provide insight or knowledge on Pishcane, and whether I might be
on the right track? I have ordered my great grandfather's naturalization
documents, but will not be able to view them until January 2 (providing he
states his precise birthplace on them).

Thanks in advance for the assistance.

Michael Chauss

Researching
Czausow/Chauss: Krasenivka, Pisarchini
Kostantinovsky: Krasenivka


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gravestone photo request Grand-Lancy Cemetery, Geneva, Switzerland #general

Rose
 

Dear Group

I was wondering if anyone living in Geneva (Switzerland) would be willing to
take a photo of a gravestone at the Grand-Lancy cemetery for me? I have the
deceased's full name and date of death but not the location of the grave.

Please respond privately.

Kind regards

Rose Raymen
Perth, Western Australia


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Immigration Query - Thank You #ukraine

Fern Blood <feblood@...>
 

Many thanks to all who replied to my immigration query re: Kopelusch
crossing the border >from Canada to the US. Through your generous help I've
discovered ship manifest entries for a family group, and a notation with a
clue to another branch of the family. A priceless gift!



Thank you,

Fern Greenberg Blood

Vermont, USA

GRINBERG, POSTILNIK, SHPENDELYUK, ROSEN/ROSETSKY >from Pyatigory / Zhashkov
Ukraine

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The best way to say "Thank You!" is a donation to JewishGen, who made it possible.

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/


Announcing LeviteDNA.org #general

jeffwexler@...
 

Levite status, like surnames and Y-DNA, is passed down through the direct
male line. While surnames were adopted only relatively recently in much of
the Jewish community, Levite status and Y-DNA go back many hundreds of years.
As a result, Levite status and Y-DNA are uniquely well suited to Jewish
genealogy.

According to Y-DNA analysis, about half of Ashkenazi Levites - perhaps 2
percent of the entire Ashkenazi population - are descended on their direct
male lines >from a single man who lived about 1,000 to 1,200 years. These
men, known as R1a1a Ashkenazi Levites, are descended >from ancestors who in
the 19th century were scattered uniformly throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

We're pleased to announce a new website devoted to the genetics and the
genealogy of these men - www.LeviteDNA.org

The new website posts analyses and information concerning the relationships
among R1a1a Ashkenazi Levite men. It also discusses various theories
concerning the origins of the ancestor of these men, including those
presented in a paper published this week by Rootsi & Behar et al. finding
that R1a1a Ashkenazi Levites likely originate in the Near East (rather than
in Khazaria, as one popular theory has postulated).

We hope to use Y-DNA test results to tie tested men with paper trails going
back only into the 19th century to men with known Levite family trees going
back many centuries.

Most notably, current analysis indicates that perhaps half of R1a1a Ashkenazi
Levites may be descended on their direct male lines >from the founder of the
HOROWITZ rabbinical family, who moved to Horovice, near Prague, in the 1470s;
Horowitz family tradition traces the family's direct male line back to the
year 1000, in Aragon and Provence.

Towards our goal, we plan to add Levite-specific genealogical information to
the website.

Currently, the website posts a spreadsheet, prepared by Meir Gover, that
extracts all of the surnames on matzevot in the old Jewish cemetery in Prague,
indicating the surnames that belong to Levite or Cohen families; the
spreadsheet identifies the page numbers in an 1892 book â?? to which the
website links - where the entire text of the tombstones appears.

Please respond privately with suggestions for additional Levite-specific
materials to be posted on the website. (Note that this e-mail list is focused
on issues of paper genealogy; if you would like to discuss Y-DNA issues,
please respond to this post on JewishGen's DNA Testing digest.)

Jeff Wexler
Los Angeles, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Announcing LeviteDNA.org #general

jeffwexler@...
 

Levite status, like surnames and Y-DNA, is passed down through the direct
male line. While surnames were adopted only relatively recently in much of
the Jewish community, Levite status and Y-DNA go back many hundreds of years.
As a result, Levite status and Y-DNA are uniquely well suited to Jewish
genealogy.

According to Y-DNA analysis, about half of Ashkenazi Levites - perhaps 2
percent of the entire Ashkenazi population - are descended on their direct
male lines >from a single man who lived about 1,000 to 1,200 years. These
men, known as R1a1a Ashkenazi Levites, are descended >from ancestors who in
the 19th century were scattered uniformly throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

We're pleased to announce a new website devoted to the genetics and the
genealogy of these men - www.LeviteDNA.org

The new website posts analyses and information concerning the relationships
among R1a1a Ashkenazi Levite men. It also discusses various theories
concerning the origins of the ancestor of these men, including those
presented in a paper published this week by Rootsi & Behar et al. finding
that R1a1a Ashkenazi Levites likely originate in the Near East (rather than
in Khazaria, as one popular theory has postulated).

We hope to use Y-DNA test results to tie tested men with paper trails going
back only into the 19th century to men with known Levite family trees going
back many centuries.

Most notably, current analysis indicates that perhaps half of R1a1a Ashkenazi
Levites may be descended on their direct male lines >from the founder of the
HOROWITZ rabbinical family, who moved to Horovice, near Prague, in the 1470s;
Horowitz family tradition traces the family's direct male line back to the
year 1000, in Aragon and Provence.

Towards our goal, we plan to add Levite-specific genealogical information to
the website.

Currently, the website posts a spreadsheet, prepared by Meir Gover, that
extracts all of the surnames on matzevot in the old Jewish cemetery in Prague,
indicating the surnames that belong to Levite or Cohen families; the
spreadsheet identifies the page numbers in an 1892 book â?? to which the
website links - where the entire text of the tombstones appears.

Please respond privately with suggestions for additional Levite-specific
materials to be posted on the website. (Note that this e-mail list is focused
on issues of paper genealogy; if you would like to discuss Y-DNA issues,
please respond to this post on JewishGen's DNA Testing digest.)

Jeff Wexler
Los Angeles, CA


Sandal, Hungary #general

Peggy Morrow
 

In his 1914 US passport application, my great-great uncle Leopold EDELMAN
says he was born in Sandal, Hungary in 1856. I can't find Sandal, Hungary
in JewishGen or Google.

Please help with suggestions on what this town is or resources to check.

Thank you!

Peggy Morrow
Hoffman Estates, IL
Researching BRETTSCHNEIDER BRETSZNEIDER BRETT SCHNEIDER GELLER ZIMMERMAN
from Korolowka (Oleyovo-Korolevka Ukraine), Galicia and St. Louis; MORROWITZ
MOROVITZ MORROW GOLDSTEIN >from Iasi, Romania and Philadelphia; KORNFELD
from Bardejov, Slovakia and Chicago; EDELMAN >from Hungary, Cleveland and
Chicago; NEWMAN, BLOOM, BLUM >from Hungary, Chicago, and McKeesport PA;
KRAMER, ZUKER, MONDSCHEIN >from Rzeszow, Poland, Chicago, and Springfield OH


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sandal, Hungary #general

Peggy Morrow
 

In his 1914 US passport application, my great-great uncle Leopold EDELMAN
says he was born in Sandal, Hungary in 1856. I can't find Sandal, Hungary
in JewishGen or Google.

Please help with suggestions on what this town is or resources to check.

Thank you!

Peggy Morrow
Hoffman Estates, IL
Researching BRETTSCHNEIDER BRETSZNEIDER BRETT SCHNEIDER GELLER ZIMMERMAN
from Korolowka (Oleyovo-Korolevka Ukraine), Galicia and St. Louis; MORROWITZ
MOROVITZ MORROW GOLDSTEIN >from Iasi, Romania and Philadelphia; KORNFELD
from Bardejov, Slovakia and Chicago; EDELMAN >from Hungary, Cleveland and
Chicago; NEWMAN, BLOOM, BLUM >from Hungary, Chicago, and McKeesport PA;
KRAMER, ZUKER, MONDSCHEIN >from Rzeszow, Poland, Chicago, and Springfield OH


Seeking Information about Deceased Air Force Veteran #general

Phyllis Simon
 

I am looking for a long-lost relative, Irwin M. GRUSKY, who lived with
his parents (Morris and Sarah/Sally) and sister (Claire) in Brooklyn,
NY. Irwin was born in 1930, graduated >from NYU in '51 (Psychology), and
entered the Air Force in 1952, retired 1971, and died in 2005. Any
information about him would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Phyllis Nierel Simon
Melville, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Information about Deceased Air Force Veteran #general

Phyllis Simon
 

I am looking for a long-lost relative, Irwin M. GRUSKY, who lived with
his parents (Morris and Sarah/Sally) and sister (Claire) in Brooklyn,
NY. Irwin was born in 1930, graduated >from NYU in '51 (Psychology), and
entered the Air Force in 1952, retired 1971, and died in 2005. Any
information about him would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Phyllis Nierel Simon
Melville, NY


Re: searching for ROTH - update #general

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

To all who have written me, thank you so much for your help! I believe
I may have stumbled on to the answer but I have yet to find the
conclusive evidence for it. I found a Morris and Fannie HORN living
with someone who appears to be my g-g-g grandfather in the 1905 NY
Census at an address right nearby to 1952 2nd Ave. (this was the
correct address as I misread Ave. as Str.).

Problem is I lose track of this Morris and Fannie before 1900 and
after 1920. I think Fannie died between 1920 and 1930 but I can't find
a death record that would fit.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated again.

Thanks!!

Best,

Michael Waas
Akko, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: searching for ROTH - update #general

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

To all who have written me, thank you so much for your help! I believe
I may have stumbled on to the answer but I have yet to find the
conclusive evidence for it. I found a Morris and Fannie HORN living
with someone who appears to be my g-g-g grandfather in the 1905 NY
Census at an address right nearby to 1952 2nd Ave. (this was the
correct address as I misread Ave. as Str.).

Problem is I lose track of this Morris and Fannie before 1900 and
after 1920. I think Fannie died between 1920 and 1930 but I can't find
a death record that would fit.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated again.

Thanks!!

Best,

Michael Waas
Akko, Israel


Re: searching for ROTH #general

Diane Jacobs
 

In addition to Phyllis's recommendations, I would also suggest a search
Of the 1905, 1915 and 1925 NEW YORK State Censuses which can also be
Found on http://www.stevemorse.org

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

Phyllis Kramer wrote:

Michael Waas asked about a manifest >from Iasi to NYC..." in 1898, they
listed an M. Roth "Son-in-law" as their contact in NYC and he was
living at 1852 2nd Str. I am at a total loss as to how to proceed and
find him.If anyone has any ideas or who might be connected to this
family,please contact me."

first michael...i would try the 1900 census for the daughter, if you
know the given names of the daughter, since you suspect she married
ROTH, and you know she was born in romania.
Second, if you suspect she might have married in NYC, try
italiangen.org's bride index for the few years before 1898.
Third, since roth is such a common name, i tried the search by address.
Here's what i did:
1. Went to google.maps.com for the location and found that 1852 Second
Ave was between 95/96th streets.
2. Went to stevemorse.org and looked for the 1900 census ED for that
address (found EDs 880/881)
3. Went to ancestry.com to browse the census EDs: clicked on search>
federal census>1900 census>browse EDs.
4. I found the address on page 58 of ED 880, but there were only
german and irish immigrants listed, no Roths, no romanians. I suspect
the address you have is incorrect.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: searching for ROTH #general

Diane Jacobs
 

In addition to Phyllis's recommendations, I would also suggest a search
Of the 1905, 1915 and 1925 NEW YORK State Censuses which can also be
Found on http://www.stevemorse.org

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

Phyllis Kramer wrote:

Michael Waas asked about a manifest >from Iasi to NYC..." in 1898, they
listed an M. Roth "Son-in-law" as their contact in NYC and he was
living at 1852 2nd Str. I am at a total loss as to how to proceed and
find him.If anyone has any ideas or who might be connected to this
family,please contact me."

first michael...i would try the 1900 census for the daughter, if you
know the given names of the daughter, since you suspect she married
ROTH, and you know she was born in romania.
Second, if you suspect she might have married in NYC, try
italiangen.org's bride index for the few years before 1898.
Third, since roth is such a common name, i tried the search by address.
Here's what i did:
1. Went to google.maps.com for the location and found that 1852 Second
Ave was between 95/96th streets.
2. Went to stevemorse.org and looked for the 1900 census ED for that
address (found EDs 880/881)
3. Went to ancestry.com to browse the census EDs: clicked on search>
federal census>1900 census>browse EDs.
4. I found the address on page 58 of ED 880, but there were only
german and irish immigrants listed, no Roths, no romanians. I suspect
the address you have is incorrect.


Immigration Query - Thank You #general

Fern Blood <feblood@...>
 

Many thanks to all who replied to my immigration query re: KOPELUSCH crossing
the border >from Canada to the US. Through your generous help I've
discovered ship manifest entries for a family group, and a notation with a
clue to another branch of the family. A priceless gift!

Thank you,
Fern Greenberg Blood
Vermont, USA
GRINBERG, POSTILNIK, SHPENDELYUK, ROSEN/ROSETSKY >from Pyatigory / Zhashkov
Ukraine

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen and all Discussion Group participants do so much to
aid our research. We should all consider a donation in honor of JG's good works.
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Immigration Query - Thank You #general

Fern Blood <feblood@...>
 

Many thanks to all who replied to my immigration query re: KOPELUSCH crossing
the border >from Canada to the US. Through your generous help I've
discovered ship manifest entries for a family group, and a notation with a
clue to another branch of the family. A priceless gift!

Thank you,
Fern Greenberg Blood
Vermont, USA
GRINBERG, POSTILNIK, SHPENDELYUK, ROSEN/ROSETSKY >from Pyatigory / Zhashkov
Ukraine

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen and all Discussion Group participants do so much to
aid our research. We should all consider a donation in honor of JG's good works.
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/


Deaths on board ships taking immigrants to USA from Hamburg #general

Sheila Brodie
 

My great aunt Estera WAXMAN got on board the Pennsylvania in Hamburg in May
1907 with 3 children but I can only find records for 2 in Philadelphia where
she was headed. I have checked all the records I can think of including
Pennsylvania death records to try and find out what happened to the third
child but with no success.

I wondered if he died on board ship. How do you go about trying to find out
if someone died aboard an immigrant ship?

Thanks

Sheila Brodie
Glasgow Scotland

Researching:
FREEDMAN/SHEVACK: Bialystok; Glasgow; Ayr; Leeds & London
BLACK/BLOCK/BLEKH: Leeds; Hull (UK); Hajnówka & Grodno
LEVICK/LEVI/LEVY/TZIMMEL: Radzanow & Glasgow
WAXMAN: Staszow/Stachoff; Hull (UK); Ontario Canada; New York & Philadelphia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Deaths on board ships taking immigrants to USA from Hamburg #general

Sheila Brodie
 

My great aunt Estera WAXMAN got on board the Pennsylvania in Hamburg in May
1907 with 3 children but I can only find records for 2 in Philadelphia where
she was headed. I have checked all the records I can think of including
Pennsylvania death records to try and find out what happened to the third
child but with no success.

I wondered if he died on board ship. How do you go about trying to find out
if someone died aboard an immigrant ship?

Thanks

Sheila Brodie
Glasgow Scotland

Researching:
FREEDMAN/SHEVACK: Bialystok; Glasgow; Ayr; Leeds & London
BLACK/BLOCK/BLEKH: Leeds; Hull (UK); Hajnówka & Grodno
LEVICK/LEVI/LEVY/TZIMMEL: Radzanow & Glasgow
WAXMAN: Staszow/Stachoff; Hull (UK); Ontario Canada; New York & Philadelphia

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