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MOKSEL family #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

I found some unknown Moksels while searching EIDB. There were
four of them, with varying years of emigration, all of them
settled in NY, all >from Raciasz, Poland.

My husband believes they must be the children of his mmggf's
siblings. The possibility of sibling branches is new for us.
A Moksel we found in Germany, who had been born in Raciasz,
told us that there was only one Moksel family in that generation
and all of them are related. My husband's family all changed
Moksel to Marks, and we assume that the New Yorkers might have
done this also. There are no Moksels in any state in the White
Pages.

So, just to cover bases, I'm posting this here, hoping that
someone might have come across the name Moksel.

Varda Epstein
Efrat, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


A series of books on Jews in Franconia/Bavaria #general

martha <martha@...>
 

I just would like to mention, in case you haven't come across
it yet, a series of books on the Jewish communities between
the rivers Aisch, Aurach, Ebrach and Seebach in Franconia in
Bavaria. The series is called "Mesusa: Traces of Jewish Past
On the Aisch, Aurach, Ebrach and Seebach" . The 2002 publication
covers the Jewish cemeteries >from Zeckern, Walsdorf, Aschbach,
Uehlfeld, Mu"hlhausen, Lisberg, Burghaslach and Reichmannsdorf.
It sells for $35 or Euros and in my opinion, is worth every
penny! [I have no financial interest in this or any of these
wonderful publications!] The other books in this series are:
"Kindergarten Mu"hlhausen;" "Traces of Jewish Past in Adelsdorf;"
three volumes of "Mesusa," covering different aspects of the areas
studied, all undertaken by a team headed by Johann Fleischmann.
Another book in the series is a Memorbuch undertaken by Dr.
Christiane Kolbet on the Jews >from Adelsdorf and Weisendorf.
All the books are written in German. "Mesusa 3" includes photographs
of the tombstones along with their printed text in Hebrew and
the German translations.

Anyone interested can contact the ever helpful Johann Fleischmann
indirectly at through me, since Jewishgen will not permit his email
to be published publicly!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Israel


Slovakian Translation - Viewmate #general

Gary Luke <feraltek@...>
 

Correction to previous message - I have been advised that the
ViewMate samples are in Slovakian, not Latin.

There are two small samples of Slovakian text in old Germanic
handwriting on ViewMate. They are >from the cover page of a list
of fixed names taken on by Jews of Arva megye in 1787. Associated
with this list are three more pages of Latin and Slovakian text,
each with far more than these two samples.

The files can be found on the ViewMate site at
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
Files VM2012 and VM2013

Please email any response directly to me, at feraltek@zeta.org.au

Thanks for any help

Gary


Re: Where is Bodendor? #general

sallybru <sallybru@...>
 

Since the place is in the Rhineland, presumably, you can
eliminate all but Germany >from your search. Big cities in
the Rhineland include Bonn, Dusseldorf, Cologne.

By adding an -f for a usual German ending (Bodendorf, -dorf
is a small town), there are lots of possible Bodendor's in
Shtetl Seeker, including this one near Bonn:

Bodendorf 5033 713 N Germany 298.1 miles WSW of Berlin

Now all you have to do is figure out if this is the right one!

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MOKSEL family #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

I found some unknown Moksels while searching EIDB. There were
four of them, with varying years of emigration, all of them
settled in NY, all >from Raciasz, Poland.

My husband believes they must be the children of his mmggf's
siblings. The possibility of sibling branches is new for us.
A Moksel we found in Germany, who had been born in Raciasz,
told us that there was only one Moksel family in that generation
and all of them are related. My husband's family all changed
Moksel to Marks, and we assume that the New Yorkers might have
done this also. There are no Moksels in any state in the White
Pages.

So, just to cover bases, I'm posting this here, hoping that
someone might have come across the name Moksel.

Varda Epstein
Efrat, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A series of books on Jews in Franconia/Bavaria #general

martha <martha@...>
 

I just would like to mention, in case you haven't come across
it yet, a series of books on the Jewish communities between
the rivers Aisch, Aurach, Ebrach and Seebach in Franconia in
Bavaria. The series is called "Mesusa: Traces of Jewish Past
On the Aisch, Aurach, Ebrach and Seebach" . The 2002 publication
covers the Jewish cemeteries >from Zeckern, Walsdorf, Aschbach,
Uehlfeld, Mu"hlhausen, Lisberg, Burghaslach and Reichmannsdorf.
It sells for $35 or Euros and in my opinion, is worth every
penny! [I have no financial interest in this or any of these
wonderful publications!] The other books in this series are:
"Kindergarten Mu"hlhausen;" "Traces of Jewish Past in Adelsdorf;"
three volumes of "Mesusa," covering different aspects of the areas
studied, all undertaken by a team headed by Johann Fleischmann.
Another book in the series is a Memorbuch undertaken by Dr.
Christiane Kolbet on the Jews >from Adelsdorf and Weisendorf.
All the books are written in German. "Mesusa 3" includes photographs
of the tombstones along with their printed text in Hebrew and
the German translations.

Anyone interested can contact the ever helpful Johann Fleischmann
indirectly at through me, since Jewishgen will not permit his email
to be published publicly!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Slovakian Translation - Viewmate #general

Gary Luke <feraltek@...>
 

Correction to previous message - I have been advised that the
ViewMate samples are in Slovakian, not Latin.

There are two small samples of Slovakian text in old Germanic
handwriting on ViewMate. They are >from the cover page of a list
of fixed names taken on by Jews of Arva megye in 1787. Associated
with this list are three more pages of Latin and Slovakian text,
each with far more than these two samples.

The files can be found on the ViewMate site at
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
Files VM2012 and VM2013

Please email any response directly to me, at feraltek@zeta.org.au

Thanks for any help

Gary


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is Bodendor? #general

sallybru <sallybru@...>
 

Since the place is in the Rhineland, presumably, you can
eliminate all but Germany >from your search. Big cities in
the Rhineland include Bonn, Dusseldorf, Cologne.

By adding an -f for a usual German ending (Bodendorf, -dorf
is a small town), there are lots of possible Bodendor's in
Shtetl Seeker, including this one near Bonn:

Bodendorf 5033 713 N Germany 298.1 miles WSW of Berlin

Now all you have to do is figure out if this is the right one!

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


R' DUNKELANG-Jerusalem early 20th cent. #rabbinic

Yoni Ben-Ari <yonatan@...>
 

I have been asked by a cousin to check details of a Rabbi DUNKELANG,
who headed or taught in a yeshiva in Jerusalem during the first
decades of the 20th cent. It is known that he died sometime between
1929-1942. He may have been connected to Chassidut Alexsander.

I've checked with the prushim and chassidim Hevra Kadisha's in
Yerushalayim and neither have this name on their records.

Thank you and Shabbat Shalom

Yoni Ben-Ari


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' DUNKELANG-Jerusalem early 20th cent. #rabbinic

Yoni Ben-Ari <yonatan@...>
 

I have been asked by a cousin to check details of a Rabbi DUNKELANG,
who headed or taught in a yeshiva in Jerusalem during the first
decades of the 20th cent. It is known that he died sometime between
1929-1942. He may have been connected to Chassidut Alexsander.

I've checked with the prushim and chassidim Hevra Kadisha's in
Yerushalayim and neither have this name on their records.

Thank you and Shabbat Shalom

Yoni Ben-Ari


Jewish Orphans of St. Felix Cantalice? #poland

adamsny@...
 

Greetings,

Please excuse the cross posting, as this post also appeared through the
JewishGen Discussion group.

My great-aunt Clementine was supposedly orphaned somewhere near Bielsko - Biala,
Poland. The time would have been in the 1880's.

It is my understanding that Sophia Truskowska and her cousin Clothilde took in
orphaned Jewish children and Russian soldiers, as well as enemy soldiers during
the insurrection. It was this kindness that resulted on November 21, 1855,
before the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Felician Congregation was
officially established, and the Foundress Sophia took the name Angela. (Mother
Mary Angela was beatified on April 8, 1993 by His Holiness, John Paul II). The
location in what is now Poland does not seem all that far >from where my
ancestors are from. It is my understanding that Mother Mary Angela not only
cared for orphans of all denominations, she also took in those in desperate
need, the insane, and the elderly of every denomination.

Would anyone know if this orphanage still exists in present day? Would anyone
know if records of orphans and military possibly survived the wars and history?

You see, Aunt Clementine was also documented as having epilepsy which in those
days was sometimes misunderstood as insanity. It may be possible this is where
the family left her sometime between 1885 and 1892. She immigrated to the U.S.
in 1892 and raised my grandfather, Felix Michael (born CT 1893) for many years.
With as nutty as our research has been, and with gp being named Felix, who
knows if this isn't the convent where Clementine supposedly stayed or was left
at by the RING family of Bielsko Biala?

Sincerely,
Nancy Ring-Kendrick
Searching BLOCH's and RING's of Galicia;
Bielsko-Biala, Brystra, and Krakow.
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/n/Nancy-R-Kendrick/?Welcome=1040750209
reply email = adamsny@f2s.com



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JRI Poland #Poland Jewish Orphans of St. Felix Cantalice? #poland

adamsny@...
 

Greetings,

Please excuse the cross posting, as this post also appeared through the
JewishGen Discussion group.

My great-aunt Clementine was supposedly orphaned somewhere near Bielsko - Biala,
Poland. The time would have been in the 1880's.

It is my understanding that Sophia Truskowska and her cousin Clothilde took in
orphaned Jewish children and Russian soldiers, as well as enemy soldiers during
the insurrection. It was this kindness that resulted on November 21, 1855,
before the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Felician Congregation was
officially established, and the Foundress Sophia took the name Angela. (Mother
Mary Angela was beatified on April 8, 1993 by His Holiness, John Paul II). The
location in what is now Poland does not seem all that far >from where my
ancestors are from. It is my understanding that Mother Mary Angela not only
cared for orphans of all denominations, she also took in those in desperate
need, the insane, and the elderly of every denomination.

Would anyone know if this orphanage still exists in present day? Would anyone
know if records of orphans and military possibly survived the wars and history?

You see, Aunt Clementine was also documented as having epilepsy which in those
days was sometimes misunderstood as insanity. It may be possible this is where
the family left her sometime between 1885 and 1892. She immigrated to the U.S.
in 1892 and raised my grandfather, Felix Michael (born CT 1893) for many years.
With as nutty as our research has been, and with gp being named Felix, who
knows if this isn't the convent where Clementine supposedly stayed or was left
at by the RING family of Bielsko Biala?

Sincerely,
Nancy Ring-Kendrick
Searching BLOCH's and RING's of Galicia;
Bielsko-Biala, Brystra, and Krakow.
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/n/Nancy-R-Kendrick/?Welcome=1040750209
reply email = adamsny@f2s.com



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Message from Vitebsk - Good News! #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Dear Members of the SIG:

As most of you who have an interest in shtetls in the former Vitebsk
gubernia are already aware, we have very limited data about Vitebsk on our
website. There is very little Vitebsk data in the National Historic
Archives.
When I visited Belarus in 1999, I was given a few issues of a publication
(in Russian) called "Mishpocha" which is published in Vitebsk. This
publication is devoted to Jewish family history, Vitebsk history, and
genealogy. There are many photographs in the issues.

I recently wrote to the editor of "Mishpocha" asking for his assistance in
obtaining records, name lists, etc., >from Vitebsk. Today, he responded and
asked me to share his message with the Belarus SIG and Jewish Gen. As you
can see he has given his blanket permission for the Belarus SIG to translat=
e
articles >from his publications and put them on the website as long as we
acknowledge his publication. The other exciting news is the upcoming
publication of what we would call a Yizkor Book for Vitebsk. (Note: Special
thanks to Vitaly Charny for translating the message >from Vitebsk).

Here is the translated message >from Arkady Shulman:

Our website is working. There was no update for while, our edition has money shortage. Nevertheless now we are publishing on the website "Mishpoha" #11,
#12 and hope to run it in full format at the beginning of January.

We do not object translation of our articles and publishing them in another edition on condition that there will be references to our magazine.

We would like you to post on your website next information:

There is in preparation the edition of "Martyrolog[ue] of Vitebsk Jews"
(Vitebsk Yiskor Book ? - vc) in 4 parts:

1. Martyrs of Vitebsk ghetto
2. Killed in action during WWII
3. Martyrs of Stalin's terror
4. Vitebsk Jews who died in XX century and buried in Vitebsk and other
places (towns, countries).

Please, provide [to Belarus SIG, JewishGen ? readers - vc] the contact
e-mail address to supply us with related information:

mishpoha@vitebsk.net

or via mail:

Box-22
Vitebsk-1
Belarus, 210001

We are ready to exchange information related to Jews of Vitebsk, Vitebsk
Gubernia, with references of course.

I will show Your letter to Archives specialists. Possibly they could reply
to your other questions too.

Respectfully,
"Mishpoha" Editor in Chief
Arkady Shulman
( =C0=F0=EA=E0=E4=E8=E9 =D8=D3=CB=DC=CC=C0=CD )

***********************
I strongly urge anyone who has material that could be used in Vitebsk book,
to share that information with Mr. Shulman by email or postal mail. There
are several major places in Belarus where no Yizkor book was ever written.
We now see that one for Vitebsk is in the works and YOU with roots in
Vitebsk have an opportunity to have your material included in the book.

We will also need translator (Russian to English) for the articles in
"Mishpocha" as well as the Vitebsk Yizkor Book. Please contact Nancy Holden=
,
the Belarus SIG Research Coordinator, at <nholden@interserv.com> if you can
help with translations. This material is in printed Russian and should be
easier to work with then the handwritten vital records.

Another group of people are working on a History of the Jews of Mogilev and
I will be posting a separate message about his effort.

Dave

David Fox
Mail to: davefox@jewishgen.org
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus Message from Vitebsk - Good News! #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Dear Members of the SIG:

As most of you who have an interest in shtetls in the former Vitebsk
gubernia are already aware, we have very limited data about Vitebsk on our
website. There is very little Vitebsk data in the National Historic
Archives.
When I visited Belarus in 1999, I was given a few issues of a publication
(in Russian) called "Mishpocha" which is published in Vitebsk. This
publication is devoted to Jewish family history, Vitebsk history, and
genealogy. There are many photographs in the issues.

I recently wrote to the editor of "Mishpocha" asking for his assistance in
obtaining records, name lists, etc., >from Vitebsk. Today, he responded and
asked me to share his message with the Belarus SIG and Jewish Gen. As you
can see he has given his blanket permission for the Belarus SIG to translat=
e
articles >from his publications and put them on the website as long as we
acknowledge his publication. The other exciting news is the upcoming
publication of what we would call a Yizkor Book for Vitebsk. (Note: Special
thanks to Vitaly Charny for translating the message >from Vitebsk).

Here is the translated message >from Arkady Shulman:

Our website is working. There was no update for while, our edition has money shortage. Nevertheless now we are publishing on the website "Mishpoha" #11,
#12 and hope to run it in full format at the beginning of January.

We do not object translation of our articles and publishing them in another edition on condition that there will be references to our magazine.

We would like you to post on your website next information:

There is in preparation the edition of "Martyrolog[ue] of Vitebsk Jews"
(Vitebsk Yiskor Book ? - vc) in 4 parts:

1. Martyrs of Vitebsk ghetto
2. Killed in action during WWII
3. Martyrs of Stalin's terror
4. Vitebsk Jews who died in XX century and buried in Vitebsk and other
places (towns, countries).

Please, provide [to Belarus SIG, JewishGen ? readers - vc] the contact
e-mail address to supply us with related information:

mishpoha@vitebsk.net

or via mail:

Box-22
Vitebsk-1
Belarus, 210001

We are ready to exchange information related to Jews of Vitebsk, Vitebsk
Gubernia, with references of course.

I will show Your letter to Archives specialists. Possibly they could reply
to your other questions too.

Respectfully,
"Mishpoha" Editor in Chief
Arkady Shulman
( =C0=F0=EA=E0=E4=E8=E9 =D8=D3=CB=DC=CC=C0=CD )

***********************
I strongly urge anyone who has material that could be used in Vitebsk book,
to share that information with Mr. Shulman by email or postal mail. There
are several major places in Belarus where no Yizkor book was ever written.
We now see that one for Vitebsk is in the works and YOU with roots in
Vitebsk have an opportunity to have your material included in the book.

We will also need translator (Russian to English) for the articles in
"Mishpocha" as well as the Vitebsk Yizkor Book. Please contact Nancy Holden=
,
the Belarus SIG Research Coordinator, at <nholden@interserv.com> if you can
help with translations. This material is in printed Russian and should be
easier to work with then the handwritten vital records.

Another group of people are working on a History of the Jews of Mogilev and
I will be posting a separate message about his effort.

Dave

David Fox
Mail to: davefox@jewishgen.org
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Mishpocha Article About Bobruisk #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

In a message I posted earlier, I mentioned "Mishpocha", published in
Vitebsk. Some of their back issues in Russian can be found at:

<http://server2022.virtualave.net/gleb911/>

#10 2001:
<http://server2022.virtualave.net/gleb911/nomer10/10_index.html>

In looking at the table of contents of some of the issues using a
translation URL <http://www.translate.ru/srvurl.asp?lang=en> I found that
this publication has articles about places outside of Vitebsk. Their website
also has a bulletin board where people leave messages about families they
are searching.

The automatic translation of the Russian webpages is a bit "rough", but you
can certainly get the meaning. To give you an idea, just paste this very
large URL into your browser program and give it a try. Read this article
about Bobruisk:

<http://www.translate.ru/url/tran_url.asp?lang=en&url=http%3A%2F%2Fserver202
2.virtualave.net%2Fgleb911%2Fnomer10%2Fbobruisk.html&direction=re&template=G
eneral&cp1=H%3Fv%05%60%06H%3Fv%06R%B0%3F%B6%03%1C%24y%D1%3Fp2=H%3Fv%05%60%06
H%3Fv%06R%B0%3F%B6%03%1C%24y%00%3Futotranslate=on&transliterate=on&psubmit2.
x=46&psubmit2.y=10>


Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox@jewishgen.org
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus Mishpocha Article About Bobruisk #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

In a message I posted earlier, I mentioned "Mishpocha", published in
Vitebsk. Some of their back issues in Russian can be found at:

<http://server2022.virtualave.net/gleb911/>

#10 2001:
<http://server2022.virtualave.net/gleb911/nomer10/10_index.html>

In looking at the table of contents of some of the issues using a
translation URL <http://www.translate.ru/srvurl.asp?lang=en> I found that
this publication has articles about places outside of Vitebsk. Their website
also has a bulletin board where people leave messages about families they
are searching.

The automatic translation of the Russian webpages is a bit "rough", but you
can certainly get the meaning. To give you an idea, just paste this very
large URL into your browser program and give it a try. Read this article
about Bobruisk:

<http://www.translate.ru/url/tran_url.asp?lang=en&url=http%3A%2F%2Fserver202
2.virtualave.net%2Fgleb911%2Fnomer10%2Fbobruisk.html&direction=re&template=G
eneral&cp1=H%3Fv%05%60%06H%3Fv%06R%B0%3F%B6%03%1C%24y%D1%3Fp2=H%3Fv%05%60%06
H%3Fv%06R%B0%3F%B6%03%1C%24y%00%3Futotranslate=on&transliterate=on&psubmit2.
x=46&psubmit2.y=10>


Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox@jewishgen.org
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


R' Shmuel Avigdor Tosefa [was: Re: R' M. ZACKHEIM...] #rabbinic

rosinskyb
 

On 2002.12.25, Itzhak Epstein <Itzhak.Epstein@earthlink.net> wrote:

Karlin:
-- 1856-1866 - Shmuel Avigdor Tosefah. Among his children --
Yehoshua Arye Leib ABD Yanov, a daughter who married Mordechai Leib
and a daughter who married Noah Eliyahu hacohen of Minsk.
Hi all.

Could this Shmuel Avigdor TOSEFA be the father of my ancestor Dacha
Lea, married to *Mordechai Leib* "Biala" RABINOWITZ? Dacha Lea is
recorded on her daughter's death certificate as being a RIFKIN,
although documents like that tend to have that kind of mistake (or
maybe Shmuel Avigdor TOSEFA's descendats could have taken the name
RIFKIN...)

What's the distance between Karlin and Brest? She was suposed to be
a descendant of the EPSTEIN family of Vilna, and related to Yechiel
and Yaakov ADAFZER(?).

Could this be a lead?

Philip Rosinsky


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Shmuel Avigdor Tosefa [was: Re: R' M. ZACKHEIM...] #rabbinic

rosinskyb
 

On 2002.12.25, Itzhak Epstein <Itzhak.Epstein@earthlink.net> wrote:

Karlin:
-- 1856-1866 - Shmuel Avigdor Tosefah. Among his children --
Yehoshua Arye Leib ABD Yanov, a daughter who married Mordechai Leib
and a daughter who married Noah Eliyahu hacohen of Minsk.
Hi all.

Could this Shmuel Avigdor TOSEFA be the father of my ancestor Dacha
Lea, married to *Mordechai Leib* "Biala" RABINOWITZ? Dacha Lea is
recorded on her daughter's death certificate as being a RIFKIN,
although documents like that tend to have that kind of mistake (or
maybe Shmuel Avigdor TOSEFA's descendats could have taken the name
RIFKIN...)

What's the distance between Karlin and Brest? She was suposed to be
a descendant of the EPSTEIN family of Vilna, and related to Yechiel
and Yaakov ADAFZER(?).

Could this be a lead?

Philip Rosinsky


Thank you! re: Shabsha #ukraine

NOSHOWCLC@...
 

My thanks to all the terrific responses on my question regarding the given
name of Shabsha. I have forwarded all on to my father-in-law, who in turn
was thrilled and most interested in all he read.

Thank you all again!

Susan Curelop
Seattle, WA

researching:
CURELOP/KUROLAP in Ukraine
BOGOMOLNLY in Ukraine
NANKIN in Lithuania and South Africa


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Thank you! re: Shabsha #ukraine

NOSHOWCLC@...
 

My thanks to all the terrific responses on my question regarding the given
name of Shabsha. I have forwarded all on to my father-in-law, who in turn
was thrilled and most interested in all he read.

Thank you all again!

Susan Curelop
Seattle, WA

researching:
CURELOP/KUROLAP in Ukraine
BOGOMOLNLY in Ukraine
NANKIN in Lithuania and South Africa