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Re: Kovno in the 1890's #lithuania

Kapochunas, Andrew <KapochunasA@...>
 

Relevant information >from the "Encyclopedia Lituanica" re Kovno in the 1890s:

A horse-drawn street car began running between the City Hall and the
railroad station (3.5 km) in 1892. The town was first supplied with
electricity in 1899. Out of a population of 53,000 in 1888, 33,400 were
Jewish, 9,400 Catholic (ethnically Lithuanian or Polish), 6,800 Orthodox
(Russian), 2,700 Protestant (mostly of German origin) and several hundred
others.

In 1897 there were 71,000 people living in Kaunas. Besides the three
Catholic churches which had been transformed into Russian Orthodox churches
earlier, a Russian Orthodox sobor (cathedral) was erected in 1895. This
large Byzantine structure, situated at the head of the city's major avenue,
became a landmark unmistakably exemplifying the Russian imprint on Kaunas.

The three high schools were all Russian. The municipal theater, concert
hall, city museum and public library, built during the 1890's, were purely
Russian cultural institutions."

Andrew Kapochunas


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Kovno in the 1890's #lithuania

Kapochunas, Andrew <KapochunasA@...>
 

Relevant information >from the "Encyclopedia Lituanica" re Kovno in the 1890s:

A horse-drawn street car began running between the City Hall and the
railroad station (3.5 km) in 1892. The town was first supplied with
electricity in 1899. Out of a population of 53,000 in 1888, 33,400 were
Jewish, 9,400 Catholic (ethnically Lithuanian or Polish), 6,800 Orthodox
(Russian), 2,700 Protestant (mostly of German origin) and several hundred
others.

In 1897 there were 71,000 people living in Kaunas. Besides the three
Catholic churches which had been transformed into Russian Orthodox churches
earlier, a Russian Orthodox sobor (cathedral) was erected in 1895. This
large Byzantine structure, situated at the head of the city's major avenue,
became a landmark unmistakably exemplifying the Russian imprint on Kaunas.

The three high schools were all Russian. The municipal theater, concert
hall, city museum and public library, built during the 1890's, were purely
Russian cultural institutions."

Andrew Kapochunas


New information on Ohio pages of web site #usa

Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@...>
 

We now have a listing of the Jewish burials in Plymouth cemetery in
Richland County, Ohio compiled by Janet Akaha. Please take a look if
you think you might have had family anywhere in that area. Keep in
mind that there were not Jewish cemeteries in every community, so
people were often transported out of their communities to the nearest
Jewish cemetery.

http://www.jewishgen.org/earlyamerican/states/OH/plymouthcem.html

Also, I have pages on the web site for registering your name and the
names you are researching for Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan. If you
want to be added to those lists, please email me with your
information. See the current register of researchers for an example
of what information to send. This is not intended to be a substitute
for the JGFF, it's just that we can get a lot more specific this way.

I will add pages for other states as I get time to do it.
Rachel Unkefer
Charlottesville, VA
runkefer@cstone.net


Re: Help - Place Named Horda, Ukraine #general

Sherribob <sherribob@...>
 

Barry,

Also, keep in mind that many of these shtetls had Yiddish names which were
often quite different >from the "official" name of the town. For instance,
my gf's Galician shtetl Ustrzyki Dolne was consistently called Istryker by
the Jewish residents.

Take a look at the book "Where Once We Walked". Many, but not all, of the
Yiddish town name variants are listed in that book. If it is listed it will
refer you back to the office town name.

good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish
Searching: WALTZMAN, Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker), Galicia
RATOWSKY, Ariogala, Lith.
LEFFENFELD, Daliowa, Galica
BOJDA, Tarnobrzeg, Galicia
SAKOLSKY, Grodek, Bialystok


Early American SIG #USA New information on Ohio pages of web site #usa

Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@...>
 

We now have a listing of the Jewish burials in Plymouth cemetery in
Richland County, Ohio compiled by Janet Akaha. Please take a look if
you think you might have had family anywhere in that area. Keep in
mind that there were not Jewish cemeteries in every community, so
people were often transported out of their communities to the nearest
Jewish cemetery.

http://www.jewishgen.org/earlyamerican/states/OH/plymouthcem.html

Also, I have pages on the web site for registering your name and the
names you are researching for Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan. If you
want to be added to those lists, please email me with your
information. See the current register of researchers for an example
of what information to send. This is not intended to be a substitute
for the JGFF, it's just that we can get a lot more specific this way.

I will add pages for other states as I get time to do it.
Rachel Unkefer
Charlottesville, VA
runkefer@cstone.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help - Place Named Horda, Ukraine #general

Sherribob <sherribob@...>
 

Barry,

Also, keep in mind that many of these shtetls had Yiddish names which were
often quite different >from the "official" name of the town. For instance,
my gf's Galician shtetl Ustrzyki Dolne was consistently called Istryker by
the Jewish residents.

Take a look at the book "Where Once We Walked". Many, but not all, of the
Yiddish town name variants are listed in that book. If it is listed it will
refer you back to the office town name.

good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish
Searching: WALTZMAN, Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker), Galicia
RATOWSKY, Ariogala, Lith.
LEFFENFELD, Daliowa, Galica
BOJDA, Tarnobrzeg, Galicia
SAKOLSKY, Grodek, Bialystok


Surname Baron addendum #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

An addendum to my earlier message: Anyone in the St.Louis area with the
last name of Baron, who is a decendant of Israel Baron, could be the family
I am looking for.
Thanks again
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com
searching Alk,Baron >from Krinki, Bialystok


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Surname Baron addendum #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

An addendum to my earlier message: Anyone in the St.Louis area with the
last name of Baron, who is a decendant of Israel Baron, could be the family
I am looking for.
Thanks again
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com
searching Alk,Baron >from Krinki, Bialystok


THE SURNAME BARON #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

I am searching for anyone with the last name of Baron or Barron who might
have something in common with my ancestry. My ggggrandfather, Shabbsai Alk
or Alkano who originally lived in Italy, settled somewhere in Russia/Poland
in the late 1700 to early 1800's. He and his wife had 5 sons and in order
to escape the military, two kept the surname of Alk and two were given
the surname of Baron. The other left for foreign ground. Yitzhok,
Benjamin and Abram remained Alks, Israel and Shmuel became Barons. There
may also have been a sister. Abram was born about 1833, but I don't know
about his siblings. The family lived in the vicinities of Krinik (Krynki),
or Bialystok. Shabbsai was a tanner.
Any information greatly appreciated. If anyone has contact with any
Barons, it would be wonderful if you could forward this info to them. I
have so far been unable to make any headway researching under Alk alone.
Thank you
Barbara Meyers
Searching:Alk,Kaflowitz >from Krinki, Bialystok
babycat3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen THE SURNAME BARON #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

I am searching for anyone with the last name of Baron or Barron who might
have something in common with my ancestry. My ggggrandfather, Shabbsai Alk
or Alkano who originally lived in Italy, settled somewhere in Russia/Poland
in the late 1700 to early 1800's. He and his wife had 5 sons and in order
to escape the military, two kept the surname of Alk and two were given
the surname of Baron. The other left for foreign ground. Yitzhok,
Benjamin and Abram remained Alks, Israel and Shmuel became Barons. There
may also have been a sister. Abram was born about 1833, but I don't know
about his siblings. The family lived in the vicinities of Krinik (Krynki),
or Bialystok. Shabbsai was a tanner.
Any information greatly appreciated. If anyone has contact with any
Barons, it would be wonderful if you could forward this info to them. I
have so far been unable to make any headway researching under Alk alone.
Thank you
Barbara Meyers
Searching:Alk,Kaflowitz >from Krinki, Bialystok
babycat3@aol.com


name variations for Wilensky #general

Merrill Paletz <mpaletz@...>
 

I am researching the surname WILENSKY. What other variations should
I search, i.e. Wolensky, Wilenski, Vilensky; please give me as many
possibilities as you can think of. The family came >from the Ukraine.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen name variations for Wilensky #general

Merrill Paletz <mpaletz@...>
 

I am researching the surname WILENSKY. What other variations should
I search, i.e. Wolensky, Wilenski, Vilensky; please give me as many
possibilities as you can think of. The family came >from the Ukraine.


Re: First name: Berko #general

mrtfuzot <mrtfuzot@...>
 

What about it being a Kinui for Berkovitz and the person being called that
as a first name knickname?

Yoni Ben-Ari

----- Original Message -----
From: Udi Cain <chaikin@netvision.net.il>
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 8:58 PM
Subject: First name: Berko


Question: What is the Hebrew name for Berko?

Regards. Udi Cain. Jerusalem.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First name: Berko #general

mrtfuzot <mrtfuzot@...>
 

What about it being a Kinui for Berkovitz and the person being called that
as a first name knickname?

Yoni Ben-Ari

----- Original Message -----
From: Udi Cain <chaikin@netvision.net.il>
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 8:58 PM
Subject: First name: Berko


Question: What is the Hebrew name for Berko?

Regards. Udi Cain. Jerusalem.


Re: Zeev and Elster #general

Jacob D. Goldstein <jake@...>
 

At 10:52 PM 11/20/00 Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought wrote:
Zeev or Zev can also be Velvel,
Aside >from these, try Wolf. It's probably more common.

Elster is probably Esther which usually
has no connection with Rosa or Rivkah in itself.
Elster means "Oldest" in Yiddish. Could it be a misunderstanding?

Jake

Jacob D. Goldstein
jake@computer.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Zeev and Elster #general

Jacob D. Goldstein <jake@...>
 

At 10:52 PM 11/20/00 Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought wrote:
Zeev or Zev can also be Velvel,
Aside >from these, try Wolf. It's probably more common.

Elster is probably Esther which usually
has no connection with Rosa or Rivkah in itself.
Elster means "Oldest" in Yiddish. Could it be a misunderstanding?

Jake

Jacob D. Goldstein
jake@computer.org


New email address #general

Denise <val5001@...>
 

Hi everyone,

please make note of my new email address. The old one was
dmumphre@intersurf.com the new one is val5001@home.com

Thanks!

Denise Feldman Mumphrey
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New email address #general

Denise <val5001@...>
 

Hi everyone,

please make note of my new email address. The old one was
dmumphre@intersurf.com the new one is val5001@home.com

Thanks!

Denise Feldman Mumphrey
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Free Map #southafrica

Julian Peerutin <JulianP@...>
 

Hi,

This may be of some interest to all those that are having problems with
Maps.
This is for those of us who have ancestors in Europe and cannot find which
side of the border (that is
which country) we are researching. The free download of the Napoleonic
years is
interesting.
www.HistoricalAtlas.net.

Regards
Julian


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Free Map #southafrica

Julian Peerutin <JulianP@...>
 

Hi,

This may be of some interest to all those that are having problems with
Maps.
This is for those of us who have ancestors in Europe and cannot find which
side of the border (that is
which country) we are researching. The free download of the Napoleonic
years is
interesting.
www.HistoricalAtlas.net.

Regards
Julian