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German Jewish Soldier Project #general

E Feinstein
 

This is partly in response to the person >from Australia who wrote about "for paid"
ancestry list of Fallen Jewish soldiers. The same book is online for free at the
website http://www.denkmalprojekt.org

My name is Eric Feinstein and I am a volunteer for the JOWBR of JewishGen.I have
had the privilege of assisting JewishGen to increase the German holdings in our
collection >from some 25,000 records five or six years ago to some 280,000 records
now (including Germany and the German records found under Poland-Prussia.)

Part of this project has been an effort to record German Jewish military burials
from WWI. This effort started some three years ago. We started with the RJF
(Reichsbund Juedischer Frontsoldaten--which is the same list as discussed above)
list and have used some 200-300 sources to record the burial sites and fates of the
German Jewish servicemen. The RJF list was corrected for errors--as it included
soldiers >from the French and K.u.K. armies and missing entries were added.

We have used cemetery records, archival research (many archives across Germany
have produced research projects documenting the fates of the local Jewish soldiers
on the 100th anniversary of WWI), memorial books, regimental histories, and
obituaries >from period newspapers >from Compact Memory and other sources.

The result is 5300+ burial places for the 12,000 German Jewish soldiers. The intent
is to eventually upload everything in the Gersig Database of Jewishgen and the
burial places in their respective places in the JOWBR. [JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry]

Note I also have a K.u.K. Jewish project for WWI soldiers but I have spend much
less time on it and there is no master list to work with. For that I have a list of
some 7800+ Jewish soldiers with about 4000 burial locations recorded.

Another note is that the http://www.germanjewishsoldiers.com website has been
broken for a long time and I tried to reach the owner of the site without any
success.

Anyone interested in this project can contact me directly.
Shabbat Shalom / Gut Shabbos
All the best, Eric FEINSTEIN
New Jersey
ericfeinstein@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German Jewish Soldier Project #general

E Feinstein
 

This is partly in response to the person >from Australia who wrote about "for paid"
ancestry list of Fallen Jewish soldiers. The same book is online for free at the
website http://www.denkmalprojekt.org

My name is Eric Feinstein and I am a volunteer for the JOWBR of JewishGen.I have
had the privilege of assisting JewishGen to increase the German holdings in our
collection >from some 25,000 records five or six years ago to some 280,000 records
now (including Germany and the German records found under Poland-Prussia.)

Part of this project has been an effort to record German Jewish military burials
from WWI. This effort started some three years ago. We started with the RJF
(Reichsbund Juedischer Frontsoldaten--which is the same list as discussed above)
list and have used some 200-300 sources to record the burial sites and fates of the
German Jewish servicemen. The RJF list was corrected for errors--as it included
soldiers >from the French and K.u.K. armies and missing entries were added.

We have used cemetery records, archival research (many archives across Germany
have produced research projects documenting the fates of the local Jewish soldiers
on the 100th anniversary of WWI), memorial books, regimental histories, and
obituaries >from period newspapers >from Compact Memory and other sources.

The result is 5300+ burial places for the 12,000 German Jewish soldiers. The intent
is to eventually upload everything in the Gersig Database of Jewishgen and the
burial places in their respective places in the JOWBR. [JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry]

Note I also have a K.u.K. Jewish project for WWI soldiers but I have spend much
less time on it and there is no master list to work with. For that I have a list of
some 7800+ Jewish soldiers with about 4000 burial locations recorded.

Another note is that the http://www.germanjewishsoldiers.com website has been
broken for a long time and I tried to reach the owner of the site without any
success.

Anyone interested in this project can contact me directly.
Shabbat Shalom / Gut Shabbos
All the best, Eric FEINSTEIN
New Jersey
ericfeinstein@yahoo.com


Re: rom-sig digest: December 26, 2018 #romania

ann_dery@...
 

Any one have info of family WOLFSON >from Iasi. My grandfather,
Eliser Isadore WOLFSON. His mother Henrietta and father Moses.
Please.
Ann Dery nee Jamnitz

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From: Karen Geiger <akdawson98@gmail.com>
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his father's name. He remarried after my great great=20
grandmother pasted away. I know her name was Leni Emanueline Schwartz. =20=
I had someone research where my great grandparents lived to see if he=20
could obtain their parents names. Unfortunately for some reason they=20
never entered either name on their marriage certificate.
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Karen Geiger
USA
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Subject: Re: Keshmer, Roumania? - Conclusions
From: hilary@mymishpocha.net
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I had some great help >from fellow JGenners - thanks!
=20
My cousin's great-grandparents (Aaron Schapiro and Rachel Lazman) were=20
from what is now Moldova. "Rospopeny" is agreed to be Raspopeni,=20
about 52 miles north-northwest of Chisinau.
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"Keshmer" is either Cusmirca (/Kushmiria/Kushmirka), 63 miles north=20
of Chisinau, or Cuzmenii Vechi, 70 miles WNW of Chisinau.=20
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the Gazetteer, using the Sounds-Like and Phonetically-Like options,=20
and I should have (although I wouldn't have known to narrow it down=20
to Moldova).
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Happy New Year, everyone!
=20
Hilary Henkin
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wrote:
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I haven't been doing much research lately (Life has a way of intruding=20=
on our hobbies, darn it), but I was checking for a cousin (the other=20
side of her family), and found 2 ancestors who were born in Keshmer,=20
Roumania. Does anyone know of this town, and where it is/what it's=20
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Romania SIG #Romania Re: rom-sig digest: December 26, 2018 #romania

ann_dery@...
 

Any one have info of family WOLFSON >from Iasi. My grandfather,
Eliser Isadore WOLFSON. His mother Henrietta and father Moses.
Please.
Ann Dery nee Jamnitz

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ROM-SIG Digest for Wednesday, December 26, 2018.
=20
1. Jonasz/Schwartz Family
2. Re: Keshmer, Roumania? - Conclusions
=20
----------------------------------------------------------------------
=20
Subject: Jonasz/Schwartz Family
From: Karen Geiger <akdawson98@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2018 10:17:11 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1
=20
Hi
=20
My great grandfather was born in Er Semjen, Hungary which became part of=20=
Romania. I know that there were Jonas(z) family members living in=20
Romania after it was taken over >from Hungary. I am unaware of=20
his father's name. He remarried after my great great=20
grandmother pasted away. I know her name was Leni Emanueline Schwartz. =20=
I had someone research where my great grandparents lived to see if he=20
could obtain their parents names. Unfortunately for some reason they=20
never entered either name on their marriage certificate.
=20
Karen Geiger
USA
=20
----------------------------------------------------------------------
=20
Subject: Re: Keshmer, Roumania? - Conclusions
From: hilary@mymishpocha.net
=20
I had some great help >from fellow JGenners - thanks!
=20
My cousin's great-grandparents (Aaron Schapiro and Rachel Lazman) were=20
from what is now Moldova. "Rospopeny" is agreed to be Raspopeni,=20
about 52 miles north-northwest of Chisinau.
=20
"Keshmer" is either Cusmirca (/Kushmiria/Kushmirka), 63 miles north=20
of Chisinau, or Cuzmenii Vechi, 70 miles WNW of Chisinau.=20
Either way, it's the same general area, and it definitely exists.
=20
Although I'd checked the JGFF Town Finder, I really didn't dig into=20
the Gazetteer, using the Sounds-Like and Phonetically-Like options,=20
and I should have (although I wouldn't have known to narrow it down=20
to Moldova).
=20
Happy New Year, everyone!
=20
Hilary Henkin
=20
------------------------------------------------------------
On 12/24/2018 6:07 AM, Hilary Henkin < hilary@mymishpocha.net >=20
wrote:
=20
I haven't been doing much research lately (Life has a way of intruding=20=
on our hobbies, darn it), but I was checking for a cousin (the other=20
side of her family), and found 2 ancestors who were born in Keshmer,=20
Roumania. Does anyone know of this town, and where it is/what it's=20
called now?
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Thank you from the Board of JRI-Poland #warsaw #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:

On December 6st, we asked you - our users and supporters - to remember
JRI-Poland in your year-end giving plans.

You have responded generously and we thank you for your continued
support to enable us to expand our database with additional record
entries for your town(s). Many of you have given us the option of
earmarking your donation to "where it is needed most" and we appreciate
the flexibility that provides.

At the same time, many of you have written privately to let us know how
important JRI-Poland has been to your research and for some of you, how
the JRI-Poland database has resulted in life-changing discoveries. No
matter how often we receive such notes of appreciation, I know I speak
for the entire JRI-Poland leadership when I say we are always touched
to know that we have made a difference.

To all of you who have generously supported our activity this month
and in the past, we thank you again. To researchers who have not yet
made a donation to JRI-Poland, please take a moment to consider doing
so before the year end. No donation is too small.

The JRI-Poland online donations page can be found at:
www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

Note: Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is an independent non-profit
organization with its own administration, volunteers and fundraising.
Because JRI-Poland's database, discussion group and website are hosted
by JewishGen, as a courtesy to researchers, JRI-Poland enables its
data search results to be displayed on JewishGen's All Poland Database.

Best wishes for 2019 to all our friends. May it be a year of health
and continued success.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Thank you from the Board of JRI-Poland #warsaw #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:

On December 6st, we asked you - our users and supporters - to remember
JRI-Poland in your year-end giving plans.

You have responded generously and we thank you for your continued
support to enable us to expand our database with additional record
entries for your town(s). Many of you have given us the option of
earmarking your donation to "where it is needed most" and we appreciate
the flexibility that provides.

At the same time, many of you have written privately to let us know how
important JRI-Poland has been to your research and for some of you, how
the JRI-Poland database has resulted in life-changing discoveries. No
matter how often we receive such notes of appreciation, I know I speak
for the entire JRI-Poland leadership when I say we are always touched
to know that we have made a difference.

To all of you who have generously supported our activity this month
and in the past, we thank you again. To researchers who have not yet
made a donation to JRI-Poland, please take a moment to consider doing
so before the year end. No donation is too small.

The JRI-Poland online donations page can be found at:
www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

Note: Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is an independent non-profit
organization with its own administration, volunteers and fundraising.
Because JRI-Poland's database, discussion group and website are hosted
by JewishGen, as a courtesy to researchers, JRI-Poland enables its
data search results to be displayed on JewishGen's All Poland Database.

Best wishes for 2019 to all our friends. May it be a year of health
and continued success.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland


Town hall records #romania

I Weber <ew4147@...>
 

Does anyone have any experience getting records >from Town
Hall offices?
I am looking for records less then 100 years.

Yisroel Weber
NY USA


Romania SIG #Romania Town hall records #romania

I Weber <ew4147@...>
 

Does anyone have any experience getting records >from Town
Hall offices?
I am looking for records less then 100 years.

Yisroel Weber
NY USA


Thank you from the board of JRI-Poland #general

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:

On December 6st, we asked you - our users and supporters - to remember JRI-Poland
in your year-end giving plans.

You have responded generously and we thank you for your continued support to enable
us to expand our database with additional record entries for your town(s). Many of
you have given us the option of earmarking your donation to "where it is needed
most" and we appreciate the flexibility that provides.

At the same time, many of you have written privately to let us know how important
JRI-Poland has been to your research and for some of you, how the JRI-Poland
database has resulted in life-changing discoveries. No matter how often we receive
such notes of appreciation, I know I speak for the entire JRI-Poland leadership
when I say we are always touched to know that we have made a difference.

To all of you who have generously supported our activity this month and in the
past, we thank you again. To researchers who have not yet made a donation to
JRI-Poland, please take a moment to consider doing so before the year end. No
donation is too small.

The JRI-Poland online donations page can be found at:
www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

Note: Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is an independent non-profit organization
with its own administration, volunteers and fundraising. Because JRI-Poland's
database, discussion group and website are hosted by JewishGen, as a courtesy to
researchers, JRI-Poland enables its data search results to be displayed on
JewishGen's All Poland Database.

Best wishes for 2019 to all our friends. May it be a year or health and continued
success.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you from the board of JRI-Poland #general

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:

On December 6st, we asked you - our users and supporters - to remember JRI-Poland
in your year-end giving plans.

You have responded generously and we thank you for your continued support to enable
us to expand our database with additional record entries for your town(s). Many of
you have given us the option of earmarking your donation to "where it is needed
most" and we appreciate the flexibility that provides.

At the same time, many of you have written privately to let us know how important
JRI-Poland has been to your research and for some of you, how the JRI-Poland
database has resulted in life-changing discoveries. No matter how often we receive
such notes of appreciation, I know I speak for the entire JRI-Poland leadership
when I say we are always touched to know that we have made a difference.

To all of you who have generously supported our activity this month and in the
past, we thank you again. To researchers who have not yet made a donation to
JRI-Poland, please take a moment to consider doing so before the year end. No
donation is too small.

The JRI-Poland online donations page can be found at:
www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

Note: Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is an independent non-profit organization
with its own administration, volunteers and fundraising. Because JRI-Poland's
database, discussion group and website are hosted by JewishGen, as a courtesy to
researchers, JRI-Poland enables its data search results to be displayed on
JewishGen's All Poland Database.

Best wishes for 2019 to all our friends. May it be a year or health and continued
success.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland


27 January 2019 meeting of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm Program of the MN Jewish Genealogical Society
Beth El Learning Center 5225 Barry St.W, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

We are pleased to announce our upcoming talk through MNJGS:
About the Talk: Susan Weinberg will be presenting, Immigration Through a 3-D Lens,
a perspective on immigration through the lens of laws, documents and family story.
With a focus on the 1900s, Susan will examine the immigration laws that affected
entry, the immigration documents that were created out of changes in the laws and
the stories of the Jews who came to America in the 1900s.

Susan has gathered stories >from Jewish elders who grew up in early immigrant
communities, Holocaust survivors who came in the 1940s-50s and immigrants >from the
former Soviet Union who came in the 1970s-90s. Using video clips >from those
interviews, she will tell a lively story of Jewish immigration to the United States
and the life of an immigrant juxtaposed with the documents and laws that framed
that experience.

This timely topic offers a perspective on immigration through the lens of family
story while providing attendees with tools to explore their own family's story.
Please register through the MNJGS.org website.
About Susan: Susan is an artist, author and genealogist who focuses her work on
family, cultural and community history. As a genealogist, Susan does research for
clients around the world. Her research has taken her to the Holocaust records in
Germany,archives of Poland and Lithuania, and her ancestral towns in Belarus,
Poland and the Ukraine. Susan created and maintains websites on ancestral towns for
Jewishgen.org. She is a frequent public speaker both locally and nationally. She
serves on the board of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society and the Jewish
Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

As an artist Susan has created artwork related to family history and the Holocaust.
She exhibits locally, nationally and internationally. Her work includes the Jewish
Identity and Legacy Project, an oral history series with Jewish elders. After
interviewing Jewish elders,Susan developed artwork based on their story, combining
story and art in the book We Spoke Jewish: A Legacy in Story.

Our new website, MNJGS.org, provides some helpful resources:
Submitted by:
Walter S. Elias
President MNJGS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 27 January 2019 meeting of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm Program of the MN Jewish Genealogical Society
Beth El Learning Center 5225 Barry St.W, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

We are pleased to announce our upcoming talk through MNJGS:
About the Talk: Susan Weinberg will be presenting, Immigration Through a 3-D Lens,
a perspective on immigration through the lens of laws, documents and family story.
With a focus on the 1900s, Susan will examine the immigration laws that affected
entry, the immigration documents that were created out of changes in the laws and
the stories of the Jews who came to America in the 1900s.

Susan has gathered stories >from Jewish elders who grew up in early immigrant
communities, Holocaust survivors who came in the 1940s-50s and immigrants >from the
former Soviet Union who came in the 1970s-90s. Using video clips >from those
interviews, she will tell a lively story of Jewish immigration to the United States
and the life of an immigrant juxtaposed with the documents and laws that framed
that experience.

This timely topic offers a perspective on immigration through the lens of family
story while providing attendees with tools to explore their own family's story.
Please register through the MNJGS.org website.
About Susan: Susan is an artist, author and genealogist who focuses her work on
family, cultural and community history. As a genealogist, Susan does research for
clients around the world. Her research has taken her to the Holocaust records in
Germany,archives of Poland and Lithuania, and her ancestral towns in Belarus,
Poland and the Ukraine. Susan created and maintains websites on ancestral towns for
Jewishgen.org. She is a frequent public speaker both locally and nationally. She
serves on the board of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society and the Jewish
Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

As an artist Susan has created artwork related to family history and the Holocaust.
She exhibits locally, nationally and internationally. Her work includes the Jewish
Identity and Legacy Project, an oral history series with Jewish elders. After
interviewing Jewish elders,Susan developed artwork based on their story, combining
story and art in the book We Spoke Jewish: A Legacy in Story.

Our new website, MNJGS.org, provides some helpful resources:
Submitted by:
Walter S. Elias
President MNJGS


Re: Urbach in Wadowice #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Nancy Blodinger wrote:
Does anyone have information on, or connection to, Urbach family name specifically
from Wadowice. My Urbach family seemed to immigrate to the US (NY and New Haven)
at various times between 1890-1900 >from Wadowice but I cant seem to find any good
connection >from Wadowice. I know jews were not allowed to live in the city until
about 1860 and there were very few living there around 1900. They may have only
lived there a short time but I'm not sure.

Nancy,
According to 1900 Austro-Hungarian census, there were 15.4% of Jews in Wadowice. In
1921 number of town's Jews was even larger than before WWI - 20.9%.

Two Urbach immigrants >from Wadowice are listed in Ellis Island database: Isidor
Urbach, age 18 and Jakob Urbach, age, age 54, both have arrived in 1905.
In 1929 Poland Business Directory, two listings for Wadowice Urbach: M. Urbach,
owner of shoe store, and M.Urbach, owner of the general store.
JRI-P also lists 1929 Wadowice registered marriage record for Mojzesz Urbach.

Best

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Urbach in Wadowice #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Nancy Blodinger wrote:
Does anyone have information on, or connection to, Urbach family name specifically
from Wadowice. My Urbach family seemed to immigrate to the US (NY and New Haven)
at various times between 1890-1900 >from Wadowice but I cant seem to find any good
connection >from Wadowice. I know jews were not allowed to live in the city until
about 1860 and there were very few living there around 1900. They may have only
lived there a short time but I'm not sure.

Nancy,
According to 1900 Austro-Hungarian census, there were 15.4% of Jews in Wadowice. In
1921 number of town's Jews was even larger than before WWI - 20.9%.

Two Urbach immigrants >from Wadowice are listed in Ellis Island database: Isidor
Urbach, age 18 and Jakob Urbach, age, age 54, both have arrived in 1905.
In 1929 Poland Business Directory, two listings for Wadowice Urbach: M. Urbach,
owner of shoe store, and M.Urbach, owner of the general store.
JRI-P also lists 1929 Wadowice registered marriage record for Mojzesz Urbach.

Best

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

">from Chasidic Synagogue to Revolutionary Activity" >from the newly-updated
Yizkor book of Jadow, Poland is a different kind of story than many of those
which I have posted here. Max (Moshe) Goodman was the son of a Chasid, but
despite his father's hopes for him to grow up as a religious Jew, but he
found "yoke of Torah was too heavy" and ultimately his father, saying "one
can be a religious Jew and also be a worker" agreed he should learn a trade
that would "befit our family." Goodman went to Warsaw to apprentice as an
engraver. It was the time of the first Russian revolution in 1904-1905 and
he was exposed to the "great revolutionary events and general strikes in all
parts of Russia... and social movements of workers, students and scientists."
It was also a time of fierce pogroms, and Goodman would carry a weapon
with him to defend himself and fellow Jews. His association with the Zionist
movement and other political activities finally landed him in prison and
exile. But he did one day make his way back to Jadow, and by 1910, had settled
in America. His detailed account provides a unique portrait of the times.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2068384213183723?__tn__==3DK-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

">from Chasidic Synagogue to Revolutionary Activity" >from the newly-updated
Yizkor book of Jadow, Poland is a different kind of story than many of those
which I have posted here. Max (Moshe) Goodman was the son of a Chasid, but
despite his father's hopes for him to grow up as a religious Jew, but he
found "yoke of Torah was too heavy" and ultimately his father, saying "one
can be a religious Jew and also be a worker" agreed he should learn a trade
that would "befit our family." Goodman went to Warsaw to apprentice as an
engraver. It was the time of the first Russian revolution in 1904-1905 and
he was exposed to the "great revolutionary events and general strikes in all
parts of Russia... and social movements of workers, students and scientists."
It was also a time of fierce pogroms, and Goodman would carry a weapon
with him to defend himself and fellow Jews. His association with the Zionist
movement and other political activities finally landed him in prison and
exile. But he did one day make his way back to Jadow, and by 1910, had settled
in America. His detailed account provides a unique portrait of the times.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2068384213183723?__tn__==3DK-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Identifying Students in 1902 Yeshiva Photo #galicia

Madeleine Isenberg
 

To All,

I've posted a photograph of a group of rabbinical students in the
Pressburg Yeshiva, in 1902. Pressburg is now Bratislava, Slovakia.

The same photo was posted last year (ID 62812) by another person
whose ancestor was a FRANKL. This time, I believe I recognized my
own grandfather, Leopold GOLDSTEIN, circled, as the person next to
one in 62812.

Does anyone know of other rabbinical students who might have been
there at the same time and are possibly in this photo?

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70779

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, CA

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN,
STOTTER in various parts of Galicia, Poland, such as: Nowy Targ,
Wachsmund, Dembno, Lopuszna, Ochotnica, possibly Krakow, who
migrated into Kezmarok or nearby Straszky/Nagy-Eor/Nehre, both
now in Slovakia. GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros, Szikso,
and Kosice, Slovakia; KOHN and GOLDSTEIN in Tolcsva, Hungary

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Generally we'd consider an inquiry related to
Slovakia to be off topic. However we're posting this one because a
prominent yeshiva is likely to have drawn students >from a wide
geographical area.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Identifying Students in 1902 Yeshiva Photo #galicia

Madeleine Isenberg
 

To All,

I've posted a photograph of a group of rabbinical students in the
Pressburg Yeshiva, in 1902. Pressburg is now Bratislava, Slovakia.

The same photo was posted last year (ID 62812) by another person
whose ancestor was a FRANKL. This time, I believe I recognized my
own grandfather, Leopold GOLDSTEIN, circled, as the person next to
one in 62812.

Does anyone know of other rabbinical students who might have been
there at the same time and are possibly in this photo?

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70779

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, CA

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN,
STOTTER in various parts of Galicia, Poland, such as: Nowy Targ,
Wachsmund, Dembno, Lopuszna, Ochotnica, possibly Krakow, who
migrated into Kezmarok or nearby Straszky/Nagy-Eor/Nehre, both
now in Slovakia. GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros, Szikso,
and Kosice, Slovakia; KOHN and GOLDSTEIN in Tolcsva, Hungary

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Generally we'd consider an inquiry related to
Slovakia to be off topic. However we're posting this one because a
prominent yeshiva is likely to have drawn students >from a wide
geographical area.


Help with HAUSMAN ancestry #galicia

David Ellis
 

I'm looking for assistance with a brick wall in Galicia. My g-gf David
HAUSMAN (1866-1945) was said to have come >from Stryy, but I
find no records for him before the birth in Rozdol in 1892 of his first
child, my gm Etel. Nor can I find any records for David's father
Hersh HAUSMAN.

I did find the 1886 death record for a Nuchim HAUSMAN, son of
Hersz and Nechuma, stating that he was 90 years old. My theory is
that my gg-gf Hersh was a son of Nuchim, named after Nuchim's
father, but I have no evidence to support the theory.

There are other HAUSMAN families >from the area, descended >from
at least five documented children of Nuchim and his wife Czarna.
One of these children is a different David HAUSMAN (1857-1929),
presumably named after the same ancestor as my g-gf. I've
exchanged info with living descendants of this David's brothers
Leib and Aron but can't connect my family tree to theirs, at least
not yet.

Help will be very much appreciated! Please respond privately to the
e-mail address below.

David J Ellis
Natick, MA 01760
djemkitso@verizon.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Help with HAUSMAN ancestry #galicia

David Ellis
 

I'm looking for assistance with a brick wall in Galicia. My g-gf David
HAUSMAN (1866-1945) was said to have come >from Stryy, but I
find no records for him before the birth in Rozdol in 1892 of his first
child, my gm Etel. Nor can I find any records for David's father
Hersh HAUSMAN.

I did find the 1886 death record for a Nuchim HAUSMAN, son of
Hersz and Nechuma, stating that he was 90 years old. My theory is
that my gg-gf Hersh was a son of Nuchim, named after Nuchim's
father, but I have no evidence to support the theory.

There are other HAUSMAN families >from the area, descended >from
at least five documented children of Nuchim and his wife Czarna.
One of these children is a different David HAUSMAN (1857-1929),
presumably named after the same ancestor as my g-gf. I've
exchanged info with living descendants of this David's brothers
Leib and Aron but can't connect my family tree to theirs, at least
not yet.

Help will be very much appreciated! Please respond privately to the
e-mail address below.

David J Ellis
Natick, MA 01760
djemkitso@verizon.net

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