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Re: Merzbach Banking firm (Paris) + Franco-Prussian War #france

samorai <samorai@...>
 

This is my first appearance on FrenchSig. I have been a relatively quiet
member of BohMor Sig for about two years. Two queries:



I. I wish to obtain any information about Bernard S. MERZBACH, especially
his banking firm in Paris during the 1860s. Mr. Merzbach was a
sabbath-observing Jew who kept his offices closed on the Sabbath and Holy
Days. He joined Alliance Israelite Universelle in 1866 and was on the Paris
branch's Comite de Propagande in 1868. One son, George MERZBACK, was an
officer in the Legion of Honour. Are there sources concerning Jewish
businesses in Paris during this period, or banking firms in Paris during
this period, which might illuminate the nature and extent of Merzbach
banking activities?

Finally would anyone know if this Merzbach is related to the Banking firm
Merzbachs in Frankfurt?

II. Secondly, does anyone have information about Jews >from Germany, settled
in Paris at the time of the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War, who either
stayed in Paris or quickly left? We are talking approximately about the
period mid-July 1870 to early September 1870.

Native French-speakers may reply privately in French if more comfortable

Raphael MALACHI
Jerusalem


French SIG #France Re: Merzbach Banking firm (Paris) + Franco-Prussian War #france

samorai <samorai@...>
 

This is my first appearance on FrenchSig. I have been a relatively quiet
member of BohMor Sig for about two years. Two queries:



I. I wish to obtain any information about Bernard S. MERZBACH, especially
his banking firm in Paris during the 1860s. Mr. Merzbach was a
sabbath-observing Jew who kept his offices closed on the Sabbath and Holy
Days. He joined Alliance Israelite Universelle in 1866 and was on the Paris
branch's Comite de Propagande in 1868. One son, George MERZBACK, was an
officer in the Legion of Honour. Are there sources concerning Jewish
businesses in Paris during this period, or banking firms in Paris during
this period, which might illuminate the nature and extent of Merzbach
banking activities?

Finally would anyone know if this Merzbach is related to the Banking firm
Merzbachs in Frankfurt?

II. Secondly, does anyone have information about Jews >from Germany, settled
in Paris at the time of the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War, who either
stayed in Paris or quickly left? We are talking approximately about the
period mid-July 1870 to early September 1870.

Native French-speakers may reply privately in French if more comfortable

Raphael MALACHI
Jerusalem


Crisis and Conscience #southafrica

Saul Issroff <shaul@...>
 

There is a very interesting article by Moira Schneider on Giddy Shmoni's
book, 'Crisis and Conscience. Jews in Apartheid South Africa.'
A new book that examines the role of Jews in apartheid South
Africa is raising awkward questions about what Jews did ? and didn´t do
etc. see
<http://www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=13367&;intcategoryid=5>

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Crisis and Conscience #southafrica

Saul Issroff <shaul@...>
 

There is a very interesting article by Moira Schneider on Giddy Shmoni's
book, 'Crisis and Conscience. Jews in Apartheid South Africa.'
A new book that examines the role of Jews in apartheid South
Africa is raising awkward questions about what Jews did ? and didn´t do
etc. see
<http://www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=13367&;intcategoryid=5>

Saul Issroff


Adolf ARNHOLZ and diamonds #southafrica

adamandlopa yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

According to Saron and Hotz in the book they edited,
published in 1955 about the Jews of South Africa,
there was an Adolf ARNHOLZ who founded the "famous
Inland Transport Company". He lived in Ceres, South
Africa where he was a storekeeper.

On my mother's family tree, there is an Adolf
ARNHOLZ(1841, Germany - 1923,london). He married Mary
LEVISON in Ceres,SA in 1866 and they had four
children. He was a son of Tzvi ARNHOLZ.

Is this the same Adolf ARNHOLZ as the person who
started the Inland transport company?

Can anyone tell me more about the ARNHOLZ family in
Germany? That is, about this family in the late 18th
and early 19th centuries.

Thanks in advance from
Adam Yamey, london, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


Looking for THAL's #southafrica

bgephart@...
 

I have recently discovered that a relative of mine - Jeshaie THAL - may
have emigrated to "Africa" >from Latvia. He was born in
Sassmacken/Valdemarpils in 1880, and was the son of Shimon Thal and
Doris Friedman. This information was found in a family list by the
Latvian State Archives. Unfortunately, that is all the information I
have. I don't even know when he may have emigrated, but am guessing
early 20th-century. Is there any chance that anyone has heard of a THAL
family in Southern Africa?

I do know of two other Thal families, that of Maurice Thal in Zimbabwe,
and that of Norman Thal, possibly in Port Elizabeth, that are not
related to mine.

I did notice a mention of a "J. Thal" in the article about the De Aar
Hebrew Conregation. Does anyone know any more about him? There is also
mention of a Thal in Dennis Kahn's article about Cradock. If anyone has
any other information about these people or any other THAL's, please let
me know. It's a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack, but it's
worth a try!

Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,
Betsy Thal Gephart
bgephart@comcast.net


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Adolf ARNHOLZ and diamonds #southafrica

adamandlopa yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

According to Saron and Hotz in the book they edited,
published in 1955 about the Jews of South Africa,
there was an Adolf ARNHOLZ who founded the "famous
Inland Transport Company". He lived in Ceres, South
Africa where he was a storekeeper.

On my mother's family tree, there is an Adolf
ARNHOLZ(1841, Germany - 1923,london). He married Mary
LEVISON in Ceres,SA in 1866 and they had four
children. He was a son of Tzvi ARNHOLZ.

Is this the same Adolf ARNHOLZ as the person who
started the Inland transport company?

Can anyone tell me more about the ARNHOLZ family in
Germany? That is, about this family in the late 18th
and early 19th centuries.

Thanks in advance from
Adam Yamey, london, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Looking for THAL's #southafrica

bgephart@...
 

I have recently discovered that a relative of mine - Jeshaie THAL - may
have emigrated to "Africa" >from Latvia. He was born in
Sassmacken/Valdemarpils in 1880, and was the son of Shimon Thal and
Doris Friedman. This information was found in a family list by the
Latvian State Archives. Unfortunately, that is all the information I
have. I don't even know when he may have emigrated, but am guessing
early 20th-century. Is there any chance that anyone has heard of a THAL
family in Southern Africa?

I do know of two other Thal families, that of Maurice Thal in Zimbabwe,
and that of Norman Thal, possibly in Port Elizabeth, that are not
related to mine.

I did notice a mention of a "J. Thal" in the article about the De Aar
Hebrew Conregation. Does anyone know any more about him? There is also
mention of a Thal in Dennis Kahn's article about Cradock. If anyone has
any other information about these people or any other THAL's, please let
me know. It's a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack, but it's
worth a try!

Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,
Betsy Thal Gephart
bgephart@comcast.net


Research Help in South Africa #southafrica

A. E. Jordan
 

I am hoping that someone in South Africa might be able to help me with some
local research. I can exchange some research in New York and New Jersey in
the USA.

I have some sketchy information about my family in South Africa. I will
give a little here to give a sense of what I am trying to locate and the
dates and locations. If you can help I can fill in more specifics for you.

Sam Blumberg (born ? – died/buried in De Aar June 17, 1920) was married
to Clara Hirschberg (1886-1968) and they had three children Joseph
(1911-1935 – buried in De Aar), Ruth (1918-), and Ester (1920-2000).
There may have been a fourth child named Zelda.

What I need to know is who were Sam Blumberg’s parents (the book the
Unbroken Chain says Charles and Minnie but Charles does not match the line
I have and clearly is not a Hebrew name). I assume he was born in Courland
(Latvia), but I could be wrong there. Maybe his death records or his
marriage would show his parents’ names, age, and place of birth? Seems
likely the family and marriage may have pre-dated De Aar but I am not sure
if they were in Cape Town or Johannesburg before.

I also need information on a Shmerel Blumberg. >from what I am told he was
not Sam Blumberg’s parents. Shmerel might be Sam’s uncle. Shmerel
was born in Courland (Latvia) possibly around 1848 and might have come as
early as 1870 to Cape Town. Some of the family also went on to Carnarvon
for a period before coming back to Cape Town before 1920. I would love to
get information on Shmerel like his age, death, parents, etc.

Hoping someone might be able to do the appropriate look ups and see if they
can fill in the information on the family. I think I have done what I can
long distance >from the USA and need someone local to do actual lookups.

I have access to the New York City records, National Archives in New York
City and New Jersey State Archives that I am willing to trade for the South
Africa research.

I look forward to hearing >from someone willing to do this research with me.

Allan Jordan
(aejordan@aol.com)


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Research Help in South Africa #southafrica

A. E. Jordan
 

I am hoping that someone in South Africa might be able to help me with some
local research. I can exchange some research in New York and New Jersey in
the USA.

I have some sketchy information about my family in South Africa. I will
give a little here to give a sense of what I am trying to locate and the
dates and locations. If you can help I can fill in more specifics for you.

Sam Blumberg (born ? – died/buried in De Aar June 17, 1920) was married
to Clara Hirschberg (1886-1968) and they had three children Joseph
(1911-1935 – buried in De Aar), Ruth (1918-), and Ester (1920-2000).
There may have been a fourth child named Zelda.

What I need to know is who were Sam Blumberg’s parents (the book the
Unbroken Chain says Charles and Minnie but Charles does not match the line
I have and clearly is not a Hebrew name). I assume he was born in Courland
(Latvia), but I could be wrong there. Maybe his death records or his
marriage would show his parents’ names, age, and place of birth? Seems
likely the family and marriage may have pre-dated De Aar but I am not sure
if they were in Cape Town or Johannesburg before.

I also need information on a Shmerel Blumberg. >from what I am told he was
not Sam Blumberg’s parents. Shmerel might be Sam’s uncle. Shmerel
was born in Courland (Latvia) possibly around 1848 and might have come as
early as 1870 to Cape Town. Some of the family also went on to Carnarvon
for a period before coming back to Cape Town before 1920. I would love to
get information on Shmerel like his age, death, parents, etc.

Hoping someone might be able to do the appropriate look ups and see if they
can fill in the information on the family. I think I have done what I can
long distance >from the USA and need someone local to do actual lookups.

I have access to the New York City records, National Archives in New York
City and New Jersey State Archives that I am willing to trade for the South
Africa research.

I look forward to hearing >from someone willing to do this research with me.

Allan Jordan
(aejordan@aol.com)


Re: Miriam/Malke #poland

Morrisons <emmorrison@...>
 

My great grandmother >from Poland was Malke. It was translated to
Mathilda in the U. S.

emmorrison@bendcable.com


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Miriam/Malke #poland

Morrisons <emmorrison@...>
 

My great grandmother >from Poland was Malke. It was translated to
Mathilda in the U. S.

emmorrison@bendcable.com


Re: Question about images of Tykocin cemetery #poland

Bialystoker
 

The photos I have taken of all these Cemeteries in the Bialystok
area were only meant as a survey of the general condition of
these Cemeteries and were not meant to provide documentation of
the inscriptions.

I realize that documentation is important and I am working on
documenting the Bialystok Cemetery. However, my trips to Poland
in 2001 and 2002 were for other purposes and I did not have the
time to photograph all the Matzevot at these cemeteries.

I agree that the Tykocin Jewish Cemetery is in horrible
condition. I do not know of any efforts to contact the town. I do
know that last year the representatives of the Jewish communities
of Poland placed legal claims to thousands of former Jewish
communal properties including Synagogues, Mikvahs, and
Cemeteries. If the Tykocin Cemetery was claimed, which is very
possible, then the town has no incentive to do anything until
ownership is settled.

Mark Halpern

----- Original Message -----
I just had a chance to look at the Shutterfly Adobe pix of
Tykocin cemetery.

The photos taken by Mark Halpern are very difficult to read at
the angle and >from the distance shot. The tombstones need some
preparation in case the etched letters are too faint to read
under normal light. I see also
that there are very few upright stones and what is there is in
a sorry
state.

Has anyone tried to get the municipality to care for the site,
at least to
fence it off >from cattle grazing?

Hope Mark can get his CD images on line for us. What might be
the oldest
stone in Tykocin still up?

Avigdor Ben-Dov
Kedumim
RUTKIEWICZ, SUSMAN, SOLARZ, NURZEC


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: Question about images of Tykocin cemetery #poland

Bialystoker
 

The photos I have taken of all these Cemeteries in the Bialystok
area were only meant as a survey of the general condition of
these Cemeteries and were not meant to provide documentation of
the inscriptions.

I realize that documentation is important and I am working on
documenting the Bialystok Cemetery. However, my trips to Poland
in 2001 and 2002 were for other purposes and I did not have the
time to photograph all the Matzevot at these cemeteries.

I agree that the Tykocin Jewish Cemetery is in horrible
condition. I do not know of any efforts to contact the town. I do
know that last year the representatives of the Jewish communities
of Poland placed legal claims to thousands of former Jewish
communal properties including Synagogues, Mikvahs, and
Cemeteries. If the Tykocin Cemetery was claimed, which is very
possible, then the town has no incentive to do anything until
ownership is settled.

Mark Halpern

----- Original Message -----
I just had a chance to look at the Shutterfly Adobe pix of
Tykocin cemetery.

The photos taken by Mark Halpern are very difficult to read at
the angle and >from the distance shot. The tombstones need some
preparation in case the etched letters are too faint to read
under normal light. I see also
that there are very few upright stones and what is there is in
a sorry
state.

Has anyone tried to get the municipality to care for the site,
at least to
fence it off >from cattle grazing?

Hope Mark can get his CD images on line for us. What might be
the oldest
stone in Tykocin still up?

Avigdor Ben-Dov
Kedumim
RUTKIEWICZ, SUSMAN, SOLARZ, NURZEC


ship's documents for first class passengers #general

Tracie Schneider <tracie157@...>
 

I understand that immigrants who did not travel steerage were not required
to go through the receiving center at Ellis Island. Does this mean that
first class passengers were not recorded on the ship's manifests at all?
Is there any way to find a passenger list or similar document on an
immigrant relative who did not go through Ellis Island but who came into NY
around 1910?

Tracie Schneider


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ship's documents for first class passengers #general

Tracie Schneider <tracie157@...>
 

I understand that immigrants who did not travel steerage were not required
to go through the receiving center at Ellis Island. Does this mean that
first class passengers were not recorded on the ship's manifests at all?
Is there any way to find a passenger list or similar document on an
immigrant relative who did not go through Ellis Island but who came into NY
around 1910?

Tracie Schneider


WAJS, SANDER, BOSSAK, SZTYKGOLD, ZYLBER, SZTEJNBERG #general

p.compoint@...
 

Hello fellow researchers,

I'm searching children or relatives of the following families >from Konin,
Poznan, Warsaw, Kleczew in Poland :

Markus GRUNWALD and Eugenia BOSSAK
Mojsie ZYLBER and Gustawa SANDER
Menasze SANDER and Recha SANDER
SZTEJNBERG Henrik and Jetta WAJS
Mosiek SZTYKGOLD and Gitla WAJS
Joseph SANDER and Frimeta WAJS
Mosiek WAJS and Lea BOSSAK.

Any information would be greatly appreciated,

Sincerely yours,

Antoine Djikpa
France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WAJS, SANDER, BOSSAK, SZTYKGOLD, ZYLBER, SZTEJNBERG #general

p.compoint@...
 

Hello fellow researchers,

I'm searching children or relatives of the following families >from Konin,
Poznan, Warsaw, Kleczew in Poland :

Markus GRUNWALD and Eugenia BOSSAK
Mojsie ZYLBER and Gustawa SANDER
Menasze SANDER and Recha SANDER
SZTEJNBERG Henrik and Jetta WAJS
Mosiek SZTYKGOLD and Gitla WAJS
Joseph SANDER and Frimeta WAJS
Mosiek WAJS and Lea BOSSAK.

Any information would be greatly appreciated,

Sincerely yours,

Antoine Djikpa
France


Pierre FRYDMAN #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Do someone know about Pierre FRYDMAN, who left France to the US after
WWII and whose last address was in Cambridge (Massachussetts). Please
respond privately. mailto:eve.line.blum@libertysurf.fr
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pierre FRYDMAN #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Do someone know about Pierre FRYDMAN, who left France to the US after
WWII and whose last address was in Cambridge (Massachussetts). Please
respond privately. mailto:eve.line.blum@libertysurf.fr
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org