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Mount Hebron Cemetery - Queens - NY #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Hi All

I am going to be making a research visit to Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing,
Queens.

If anyone is looking for assistance at the cemetery please contact me off list
to discuss. I know my around the cemetery and am pretty good at locating the
graves and taking photos.

I do not change for the photos and emailing the but I do appreciate people who
are kind enough to send a few dollars to help with the expense of doing this
for everyone.

It is a large cemetery so it helps if you have checked their location on their
website to see if you can ID the grave. Common names of course show up a lot
of the more specific you can be the better.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mount Hebron Cemetery - Queens - NY #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Hi All

I am going to be making a research visit to Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing,
Queens.

If anyone is looking for assistance at the cemetery please contact me off list
to discuss. I know my around the cemetery and am pretty good at locating the
graves and taking photos.

I do not change for the photos and emailing the but I do appreciate people who
are kind enough to send a few dollars to help with the expense of doing this
for everyone.

It is a large cemetery so it helps if you have checked their location on their
website to see if you can ID the grave. Common names of course show up a lot
of the more specific you can be the better.

Allan Jordan


German town name on manifest - ViewMate #general

Toby Gass <tgass@...>
 

Hello,

I am requesting assistance reading a ship manifest posted on ViewMate
at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68541
I'm hoping someone can interpret the name of the German city associated
with Passenger 82, Lesser Schwartz. Comparing it with Leipzig (Passenger 80),
the middle letter is clearly a "p". Comparing it with Trento (Passenger 74),
the last two letters would be "to". That would make it Wespesto.

The only cities I can find with a reasonably similar name are in Romania
and Hungary. The manifest, however, says the city is in Germany. This
manifest is >from a ship that departed Antwerp in 1893, so the city
would be within the 1890s border of Germany.

Please respond using the ViewMate tools.

Thank you for the assistance.

Toby Gass

Researching
FEDER (Bialystok, Zabludow), EPSTEIN (Bialystok, Ruzhany,Zelva), OSSAKOWSKY/
ASAKOVSKY (Zelva), TSIMAKHOVICH (Zelva, Ruzhany, Bialystok), SCHEYNMAN/SCHEINERMAN
(Brest-Litovsk, Israel, British and Ottoman Palestine), PUCHACHEVER (Brest-
Litovsk), SCHWARTZ (Brest-Litovsk, Pinsk and Galicia), MAKHLIS (Brest-Litovsk,
Shershev), WEISS married to MAKHLIS, MAREINE (Goniadz), GUSS/GUZOWSKY (Goniadz),
COHEN married to GUSS/GUZOWSKY (Goniadz), COHEN married to OSSAKOWSKY/ASAKOVSKY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German town name on manifest - ViewMate #general

Toby Gass <tgass@...>
 

Hello,

I am requesting assistance reading a ship manifest posted on ViewMate
at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68541
I'm hoping someone can interpret the name of the German city associated
with Passenger 82, Lesser Schwartz. Comparing it with Leipzig (Passenger 80),
the middle letter is clearly a "p". Comparing it with Trento (Passenger 74),
the last two letters would be "to". That would make it Wespesto.

The only cities I can find with a reasonably similar name are in Romania
and Hungary. The manifest, however, says the city is in Germany. This
manifest is >from a ship that departed Antwerp in 1893, so the city
would be within the 1890s border of Germany.

Please respond using the ViewMate tools.

Thank you for the assistance.

Toby Gass

Researching
FEDER (Bialystok, Zabludow), EPSTEIN (Bialystok, Ruzhany,Zelva), OSSAKOWSKY/
ASAKOVSKY (Zelva), TSIMAKHOVICH (Zelva, Ruzhany, Bialystok), SCHEYNMAN/SCHEINERMAN
(Brest-Litovsk, Israel, British and Ottoman Palestine), PUCHACHEVER (Brest-
Litovsk), SCHWARTZ (Brest-Litovsk, Pinsk and Galicia), MAKHLIS (Brest-Litovsk,
Shershev), WEISS married to MAKHLIS, MAREINE (Goniadz), GUSS/GUZOWSKY (Goniadz),
COHEN married to GUSS/GUZOWSKY (Goniadz), COHEN married to OSSAKOWSKY/ASAKOVSKY


Re: Searching: ROSS #general

Sheri F. Ross <sf.ross@...>
 

A quick overall thank you to everyone who responded to my request for assistance.
I haven't had time yet to respond to everyone individually but I did want to be
certain everyone knows how grateful I am for all the help & suggestions.

Still haven't managed to figure out where my great-grandfather Louis ROSS was
born/emigrated >from or what his surname was before it was changed to ROSS but
I also haven't finished following up on all the wonderful suggestions.

from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Sheri F. Ross
Sterling, VA USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching: ROSS #general

Sheri F. Ross <sf.ross@...>
 

A quick overall thank you to everyone who responded to my request for assistance.
I haven't had time yet to respond to everyone individually but I did want to be
certain everyone knows how grateful I am for all the help & suggestions.

Still haven't managed to figure out where my great-grandfather Louis ROSS was
born/emigrated >from or what his surname was before it was changed to ROSS but
I also haven't finished following up on all the wonderful suggestions.

from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Sheri F. Ross
Sterling, VA USA


Dora ALBAHARY Born 10 Nov 1891 in Vienna #general

William Hunter <nickh2@...>
 

Dora ALBAHARY Born 10 Nov 1891 in Vienna, Austria David ALBAHARY had 4
children: Felix Isak, Otto, Dora and Franziska. I have discovered the fate
of all but Dora. I found a death notice for Franzi in Association of Jewish
Refugees, in London, 1978. She died unmarried, but the notice mentioned she
would be missed by her sister. Dora ALBAHARY was the only sister, though
her surname likely was different if married. The implication is that Dora
survived the war. I contacted the AJR last month, but have not yet received
a response. Anyone have information on this David ALBAHARY family line?
Ideas on research approach?

Bill Hunter nickh2@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dora ALBAHARY Born 10 Nov 1891 in Vienna #general

William Hunter <nickh2@...>
 

Dora ALBAHARY Born 10 Nov 1891 in Vienna, Austria David ALBAHARY had 4
children: Felix Isak, Otto, Dora and Franziska. I have discovered the fate
of all but Dora. I found a death notice for Franzi in Association of Jewish
Refugees, in London, 1978. She died unmarried, but the notice mentioned she
would be missed by her sister. Dora ALBAHARY was the only sister, though
her surname likely was different if married. The implication is that Dora
survived the war. I contacted the AJR last month, but have not yet received
a response. Anyone have information on this David ALBAHARY family line?
Ideas on research approach?

Bill Hunter nickh2@...


Intro- researching BLOMBERG (Lippe), BUEKEBERG (Niedersachsen), GROEBZIG (Anhalt), PINNE (Posen), GREIFENBERG (Pommern), Berlin, Silesia #germany

K Dolcimascolo <kdolcim@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for about
5 years. I consider myself to be an intermediate researcher at doing
German Jewish Genealogy research.

I live in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. My native language is English and I
also know a little German and some French is stuck in my head >from past
schooling. I consider myself intermediate to advanced in using a computer.
My experience in using the Internet is extensive.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of all of my Jewish
Ge=
rman side=E2=80=99s grandparents, all of my great grandparents and all of my
great great grandparents. My family research extends to 1800 and earlier.

My primary research goals now are to find out siblings of some of my
ancestors; a few 4th- and higher great grandparents, and a few cousins of
my grandparents and their descendants that I haven't found yet.

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 686952.

The family names and ancestral towns that I have entered in the JGFF
(JewishGen Family Finder) are HEINEMANN (Buekeburg) and LOEWENTHAL
(Groebzig).

Kira Dolcimascolo, Baltimore, Maryland kdolcim@...

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and their spouses and relatives should be typed with all capital
letters every time they appear in any part of Email to this list.
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German SIG #Germany Intro- researching BLOMBERG (Lippe), BUEKEBERG (Niedersachsen), GROEBZIG (Anhalt), PINNE (Posen), GREIFENBERG (Pommern), Berlin, Silesia #germany

K Dolcimascolo <kdolcim@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for about
5 years. I consider myself to be an intermediate researcher at doing
German Jewish Genealogy research.

I live in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. My native language is English and I
also know a little German and some French is stuck in my head >from past
schooling. I consider myself intermediate to advanced in using a computer.
My experience in using the Internet is extensive.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of all of my Jewish
Ge=
rman side=E2=80=99s grandparents, all of my great grandparents and all of my
great great grandparents. My family research extends to 1800 and earlier.

My primary research goals now are to find out siblings of some of my
ancestors; a few 4th- and higher great grandparents, and a few cousins of
my grandparents and their descendants that I haven't found yet.

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 686952.

The family names and ancestral towns that I have entered in the JGFF
(JewishGen Family Finder) are HEINEMANN (Buekeburg) and LOEWENTHAL
(Groebzig).

Kira Dolcimascolo, Baltimore, Maryland kdolcim@...

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and their spouses and relatives should be typed with all capital
letters every time they appear in any part of Email to this list.
No other words, including your own last name, should be in all caps. MOD1


Help in locating town #lithuania

Bette Mas <bette.sscf@...>
 

Richard Stower wrote: << My grandfather-in-law, according to his
naturalization papers, came >from a town named GIZEJIKANIS. Family lore
has it that he came >from Lithuania, but was an ethnic Pole. I have not
been able to locate this town or district or neighborhood anywhere. >>
-----
When trying to identify an unknown town, after obtaining all possible
family documents, it is preferable to search JewishGen Gazetteer by
distance and direction >from a known location.
< https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp > A search for
(sounds like) Gizejikanis in JGG has no result, as expected.

A search in Ancestry only for keyword Gizejikanis resulted in a
naturalization declaration image linked to Kazimerz Jan Radziewicz on
the Ozzolek Family Tree. KJR was born March 4, 1880 in Lithuania,
immigrated >from Hamburg on the B? to NY about 29 July 1907, resided
in Massachusetts, wife Alexandria in 1928,. No censuses or other
documents found in Ancestry for this family.

Steve Morse Ellis Island Gold Form search results <
https://www.stevemorse.org/ > found the most likely match, Casimier
Radziewicz 27, Aug 1, 1907 Badenia >from Hamburg, Polish, last
residence Kowno Russia, birth place Grikancy Russia.

A JGG search for (sounds like) Grikancy by distance and direction from
Kowno (Kaunas) in Lithuania resulted in the correct town.
Greikonys, Lithuania (coordinates 5433 2412) 27.0 miles SSE of Kaunas
(Kovno). Click on G for Google map.

Bette Stoop Mas
USA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Help in locating town #lithuania

Bette Mas <bette.sscf@...>
 

Richard Stower wrote: << My grandfather-in-law, according to his
naturalization papers, came >from a town named GIZEJIKANIS. Family lore
has it that he came >from Lithuania, but was an ethnic Pole. I have not
been able to locate this town or district or neighborhood anywhere. >>
-----
When trying to identify an unknown town, after obtaining all possible
family documents, it is preferable to search JewishGen Gazetteer by
distance and direction >from a known location.
< https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp > A search for
(sounds like) Gizejikanis in JGG has no result, as expected.

A search in Ancestry only for keyword Gizejikanis resulted in a
naturalization declaration image linked to Kazimerz Jan Radziewicz on
the Ozzolek Family Tree. KJR was born March 4, 1880 in Lithuania,
immigrated >from Hamburg on the B? to NY about 29 July 1907, resided
in Massachusetts, wife Alexandria in 1928,. No censuses or other
documents found in Ancestry for this family.

Steve Morse Ellis Island Gold Form search results <
https://www.stevemorse.org/ > found the most likely match, Casimier
Radziewicz 27, Aug 1, 1907 Badenia >from Hamburg, Polish, last
residence Kowno Russia, birth place Grikancy Russia.

A JGG search for (sounds like) Grikancy by distance and direction from
Kowno (Kaunas) in Lithuania resulted in the correct town.
Greikonys, Lithuania (coordinates 5433 2412) 27.0 miles SSE of Kaunas
(Kovno). Click on G for Google map.

Bette Stoop Mas
USA


from Sharkovshchina to Shkuntiki #lithuania

Salinger Ralph
 

Dear Readers,
I am posting this for a friend

Looking at the All Lithuania Revision List Database (Pt. 2) (Family List,
1888), my gggrandfather, Mendel Pinkus IUDIN, is listed as living in the
Shkuntiki village, Igumen area, Disna, Vilnius. [Family List,
LVIA/681/17/1103] Under the "Comments" section it notes that he was
"registered in Sharkov JC, lived in the village >from 1868".
1. What does the "JC" stand for?
2.Does this mean that Mendel moved >from Sharkovshchina to Shkuntiki, but
the registry wasn't updated to the new location? My grandfather (Mendel's
grandson), Shimon/Sam YUDIN, said that he came >from Sharkovshchina [this is
about 9.5 miles >from Shkuntiki, unless he was referring to the district &
not the village].
3. What registry does this refer to? Does it still exist? Is the original
page available online?

Ralph Salinger


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania from Sharkovshchina to Shkuntiki #lithuania

Salinger Ralph
 

Dear Readers,
I am posting this for a friend

Looking at the All Lithuania Revision List Database (Pt. 2) (Family List,
1888), my gggrandfather, Mendel Pinkus IUDIN, is listed as living in the
Shkuntiki village, Igumen area, Disna, Vilnius. [Family List,
LVIA/681/17/1103] Under the "Comments" section it notes that he was
"registered in Sharkov JC, lived in the village >from 1868".
1. What does the "JC" stand for?
2.Does this mean that Mendel moved >from Sharkovshchina to Shkuntiki, but
the registry wasn't updated to the new location? My grandfather (Mendel's
grandson), Shimon/Sam YUDIN, said that he came >from Sharkovshchina [this is
about 9.5 miles >from Shkuntiki, unless he was referring to the district &
not the village].
3. What registry does this refer to? Does it still exist? Is the original
page available online?

Ralph Salinger


Hungarian Jews in the US Civil War #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

I recently learned about a film project that is exploring Jewish, and =
particularly Hungarian Jewish, participation in the American Civil War. =
According to film-maker Peter Rosenbluh, unlike other Jews who fought in =
this conflict, the Hungarian volunteers were already professional =
soldiers at the outbreak of the civil war. Most of them were veterans of =
the 1848 Hungarian revolution and many of them fought in the Second =
Italian War of Independence as well. All of these Jewish men joined the =
side of the Union, without exception. Among the military men that =
Rosenbluh discusses in his film are Brigadier General Knefle, commander =
of the 79th Indiana infantry; General Julius Stahel; and Colonel =
Frederick George Utassy, who served with his brothers in the 39th NY =
Volunteer Infantry Regiment. There were, however, some Hungarian Jewish immigrants
who ended up in the Confederate Army.

Go to http://jewishdocumentaries.info/ for more info and a trailer. =20

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
<vkahn@...>

Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hung./Orasu Nou, Rom.
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hung./Sighet, =
Ciarda, Oradea, Rom.
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slov.; Cleveland =
LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slov.
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hung./Chonkovce, Sobrance, =
Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hung. ELOVITS/Hornya/Horna, Slov.
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, =
Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hung./Huncovce, Slov.
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech. =
Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hung./Aus., Hunfalu/Huncovce=


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian Jews in the US Civil War #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

I recently learned about a film project that is exploring Jewish, and =
particularly Hungarian Jewish, participation in the American Civil War. =
According to film-maker Peter Rosenbluh, unlike other Jews who fought in =
this conflict, the Hungarian volunteers were already professional =
soldiers at the outbreak of the civil war. Most of them were veterans of =
the 1848 Hungarian revolution and many of them fought in the Second =
Italian War of Independence as well. All of these Jewish men joined the =
side of the Union, without exception. Among the military men that =
Rosenbluh discusses in his film are Brigadier General Knefle, commander =
of the 79th Indiana infantry; General Julius Stahel; and Colonel =
Frederick George Utassy, who served with his brothers in the 39th NY =
Volunteer Infantry Regiment. There were, however, some Hungarian Jewish immigrants
who ended up in the Confederate Army.

Go to http://jewishdocumentaries.info/ for more info and a trailer. =20

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
<vkahn@...>

Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hung./Orasu Nou, Rom.
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hung./Sighet, =
Ciarda, Oradea, Rom.
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slov.; Cleveland =
LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slov.
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hung./Chonkovce, Sobrance, =
Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hung. ELOVITS/Hornya/Horna, Slov.
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, =
Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hung./Huncovce, Slov.
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech. =
Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hung./Aus., Hunfalu/Huncovce=


Re: Do you recognize a town called Zezmova? #general

Carol Hoffman
 

In addition to the wonderful information that Bette Stoop Mas provided, do
check the ALD All Lithuania Database
https://www.litvaksig.org/all-lithuania-database/search-ald/ for
documentation.

Ziezmariai is part of the Trakai District Research Group
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/district-research/trakai-district-research-group
of LitvakSIG. For more information you can contact the Trakai District
Researcher coordinator Amy Wachs.

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Do you recognize a town called Zezmova? #general

Carol Hoffman
 

In addition to the wonderful information that Bette Stoop Mas provided, do
check the ALD All Lithuania Database
https://www.litvaksig.org/all-lithuania-database/search-ald/ for
documentation.

Ziezmariai is part of the Trakai District Research Group
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/district-research/trakai-district-research-group
of LitvakSIG. For more information you can contact the Trakai District
Researcher coordinator Amy Wachs.

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Re: Do you recognize a town called Zezmova? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

I'm afraid that town Sosnove in Ukraine is not the researched "Zezmova".
Town Sosnove was known prior to the end of WWII in Polish as Ludwipol in
Volhynia region.

It had also distinguished Yiddish name of Slishch Gadol. Please also note
that in the JewshGen's Gazetteer town still known under is post WWII
Russian name: Sosnovoye. USBGN on which JewishGen is based, gradually
moving to modern Ukrainian names.

As to "Zezmova", which I believe is Lithuanian Ziezmariai, was also known
under Zezmar, Zezmer, Zhizmory and few similar names.

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor

From: Phyllis Kramer phylliskramer1@...
Sent: July 6, 2018 8:50 AM

Polina posted: the person names what looks like Zezmova, Russia as his
town of origin. I cannot find any reference to this town anywhere.
Does anyone know anything about it?

Polina...JewishGen has two databases for locating towns in Eastern Europe
...the communities database has 6500 towns which had a Jewish presence and
institutions circa 1900...and the Gazetteer has **all** the towns in
Eastern Europe.

I suspect you tried the communities page query at
https://www.jewishgen.org/communities/search.asp
but used the default of phoenic searching...that indeed brought up no
results...however, when I used the soundex..I found a likely candidate
for your query: Sosnove, Ukraine at 5050/2700, 157 miles West of Kyyiv..
the town has a communities page with lots of good links...and you
should consider adding the surname and town on our family finder
(JGHFF) so that folks can find you!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Do you recognize a town called Zezmova? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

I'm afraid that town Sosnove in Ukraine is not the researched "Zezmova".
Town Sosnove was known prior to the end of WWII in Polish as Ludwipol in
Volhynia region.

It had also distinguished Yiddish name of Slishch Gadol. Please also note
that in the JewshGen's Gazetteer town still known under is post WWII
Russian name: Sosnovoye. USBGN on which JewishGen is based, gradually
moving to modern Ukrainian names.

As to "Zezmova", which I believe is Lithuanian Ziezmariai, was also known
under Zezmar, Zezmer, Zhizmory and few similar names.

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor

From: Phyllis Kramer phylliskramer1@...
Sent: July 6, 2018 8:50 AM

Polina posted: the person names what looks like Zezmova, Russia as his
town of origin. I cannot find any reference to this town anywhere.
Does anyone know anything about it?

Polina...JewishGen has two databases for locating towns in Eastern Europe
...the communities database has 6500 towns which had a Jewish presence and
institutions circa 1900...and the Gazetteer has **all** the towns in
Eastern Europe.

I suspect you tried the communities page query at
https://www.jewishgen.org/communities/search.asp
but used the default of phoenic searching...that indeed brought up no
results...however, when I used the soundex..I found a likely candidate
for your query: Sosnove, Ukraine at 5050/2700, 157 miles West of Kyyiv..
the town has a communities page with lots of good links...and you
should consider adding the surname and town on our family finder
(JGHFF) so that folks can find you!

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