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ILGWU-New York #general

Hymar2@...
 

Dear Group,
I am trying to obtain information about The International Ladies Garment
Workers Union officer, Morris BERKOWITZ family. In the 1940's he was a
high ranking officer as he was provided with a bullet-proof vehicle.
Morris Berkowitz was probably born around 1880.
TIA
Hy Margolis
Florida
hymar2@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ILGWU-New York #general

Hymar2@...
 

Dear Group,
I am trying to obtain information about The International Ladies Garment
Workers Union officer, Morris BERKOWITZ family. In the 1940's he was a
high ranking officer as he was provided with a bullet-proof vehicle.
Morris Berkowitz was probably born around 1880.
TIA
Hy Margolis
Florida
hymar2@aol.com


Re: Vilna to England, 1870s #belarus

david garth <ynep@...>
 

They probably arrived in Grimsby, which was where most (but not all)
immigrants arriving in the north of England >from north eastern europe
came ashore. It's certainly the major immigrant arrival port of the
time that's closest to Leeds. They probably boarded a ship in Riga,
Libau, Hamburg or Rotterdam.

Many immigrants arriving in Britain planned at some time or other
to continue on to America. But I believe that Americans tend to
overestimate the percentages here. Certainly, in the case of the
Jews of Leeds, there was a sizeable community, primarily >from
Lithuania, whose ultimate destination was always Leeds. I read
recently that around the turn of the century something like 70% of
the Jews of Leeds came >from the Kovno area of Lithuania (within 50
miles of Kovno). Leeds became a center of Jewish tailoring, word
spread, and as is the case with most immigrant groups, family and
friends soon began arriving.

David Garth

-----------------
Naomi Barnett wrote:
I have recently found that some ancestors travelled >from Vilna to Leeds,
England in the 1870s. Does anyone have any ideas on the route they
might have taken?
-----------------


Brooklyn 1930 #general

Hymar2@...
 

Dear Genners,
I am seeking information on Jake (Jacob) MARGOLIS who was a barber and
at one time lived on *** Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. He was born in
1886 aand was married to Lena. They had a son, Joe and a daughter Baila.
I understand that he later lived on "Rockaway" whevever that is.
Probably in Brooklyn.
Jacob died in the late 30's(?).
Your help is greatly appreciated.
Hy Margolis
Florida
hymar2@aol.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Vilna to England, 1870s #belarus

david garth <ynep@...>
 

They probably arrived in Grimsby, which was where most (but not all)
immigrants arriving in the north of England >from north eastern europe
came ashore. It's certainly the major immigrant arrival port of the
time that's closest to Leeds. They probably boarded a ship in Riga,
Libau, Hamburg or Rotterdam.

Many immigrants arriving in Britain planned at some time or other
to continue on to America. But I believe that Americans tend to
overestimate the percentages here. Certainly, in the case of the
Jews of Leeds, there was a sizeable community, primarily >from
Lithuania, whose ultimate destination was always Leeds. I read
recently that around the turn of the century something like 70% of
the Jews of Leeds came >from the Kovno area of Lithuania (within 50
miles of Kovno). Leeds became a center of Jewish tailoring, word
spread, and as is the case with most immigrant groups, family and
friends soon began arriving.

David Garth

-----------------
Naomi Barnett wrote:
I have recently found that some ancestors travelled >from Vilna to Leeds,
England in the 1870s. Does anyone have any ideas on the route they
might have taken?
-----------------


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brooklyn 1930 #general

Hymar2@...
 

Dear Genners,
I am seeking information on Jake (Jacob) MARGOLIS who was a barber and
at one time lived on *** Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. He was born in
1886 aand was married to Lena. They had a son, Joe and a daughter Baila.
I understand that he later lived on "Rockaway" whevever that is.
Probably in Brooklyn.
Jacob died in the late 30's(?).
Your help is greatly appreciated.
Hy Margolis
Florida
hymar2@aol.com


Re: Hebrew name Yochem/Jochem #general

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Gary Wolf wrote as follows:

"I'm trying to establish a connection to anyone with the Hebrew name
"Yochem"
(Jochem in German).

My ggfather Gottfried Wolf lived in Langenscheidt, Germany >from the late
19th c through about 1935. The family may have originally come from
elsewhere in Hessen, or possibly >from the vicinity of Trier. His headstone
gives his Hebrew name as Eliyokim ben Israel, but I know for a fact he used
"Yochem" instead. (I'm named after him.)"

Elyaqim is a Hebrew given name, to be found in Kings II 18:18. There are a
number of different Yiddish kinuim based on this Hebrew name: Elikum,
Elyakum, Elyokim, Elyokum, etc., depending on the country in which the
person lived. Many of these kinuim differ only in terms of the different
pronunciations of Yiddish in the different countries. There were 4-5
different major Yiddish dialects in Europe, one of which was for Germanic
countries; however by the 19th century, Western Yiddish (as it was called)
was used in Germany only by religiously-observant Jews.

The Yiddish names mentioned above generated a number of names of endearment
(nicknames) like: Liokum, Liokim, Yakim, Yakum. And possibly Yokem.

My guess would be that the name which Gary gives, Yochem, and which he
calls a Hebrew name is rather a secular nickname for the German secular
name "Jochem", or simply a variation in spelling of the original German
name. Yochem is not a Hebrew name, nor a Yiddish name because the German
"ch" sound does not fit the original spelling of the Hebrew name Elyaqim,
for which the Hebrew letter "q" (kuf) does not possess this type of "ch"
sound. So, the name Yochem is not derived >from the original Hebrew name
Elyaqim, but rather >from the German name which Gary's ggfather chose to
associate with his Hebrew name for general use in contacts with the
non-Jewish community (and the Jewish community that spoke in German).

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel
Gerald.Esterson@huji.ac.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew name Yochem/Jochem #general

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Gary Wolf wrote as follows:

"I'm trying to establish a connection to anyone with the Hebrew name
"Yochem"
(Jochem in German).

My ggfather Gottfried Wolf lived in Langenscheidt, Germany >from the late
19th c through about 1935. The family may have originally come from
elsewhere in Hessen, or possibly >from the vicinity of Trier. His headstone
gives his Hebrew name as Eliyokim ben Israel, but I know for a fact he used
"Yochem" instead. (I'm named after him.)"

Elyaqim is a Hebrew given name, to be found in Kings II 18:18. There are a
number of different Yiddish kinuim based on this Hebrew name: Elikum,
Elyakum, Elyokim, Elyokum, etc., depending on the country in which the
person lived. Many of these kinuim differ only in terms of the different
pronunciations of Yiddish in the different countries. There were 4-5
different major Yiddish dialects in Europe, one of which was for Germanic
countries; however by the 19th century, Western Yiddish (as it was called)
was used in Germany only by religiously-observant Jews.

The Yiddish names mentioned above generated a number of names of endearment
(nicknames) like: Liokum, Liokim, Yakim, Yakum. And possibly Yokem.

My guess would be that the name which Gary gives, Yochem, and which he
calls a Hebrew name is rather a secular nickname for the German secular
name "Jochem", or simply a variation in spelling of the original German
name. Yochem is not a Hebrew name, nor a Yiddish name because the German
"ch" sound does not fit the original spelling of the Hebrew name Elyaqim,
for which the Hebrew letter "q" (kuf) does not possess this type of "ch"
sound. So, the name Yochem is not derived >from the original Hebrew name
Elyaqim, but rather >from the German name which Gary's ggfather chose to
associate with his Hebrew name for general use in contacts with the
non-Jewish community (and the Jewish community that spoke in German).

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel
Gerald.Esterson@huji.ac.il


Researching Question #ukraine

Alice R Keppler <lfoabbey1@...>
 

You have all been quite helpful to me in the past, and I am really still
a novice, but an interesting question came up when I was questioning my
mother about her parents and my father's parents.
My mother does not think that her father was ever Naturalized. Is it
possible that he could live in the US over 60 years, own a business and
not be a citizen? Wouldn't he need some kind of Visa? I believe that he
came to the US around 1906 and dies in 1978, were the laws that lax? And
of course, now I wonder if any of my grandparents became Naturalized. My
mother is only sure that her mother was, because she remembers the
swearing in (sometime in the '30's).
So the next part of my question is: IF someone was never Naturalized,
then where could I go to try to find answers to where they were from,
actual surnames, etc?
Thank You for your help.

Alice HORN Keppler
Springfield, NJ

Researching: HORN, GOREN, GUERIN, ZIMMERMAN, SHAFER, SHAFIR, SCHAEFER,
BOGOMOLNY, KATZ, CUTLER, KUTCHER


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Researching Question #ukraine

Alice R Keppler <lfoabbey1@...>
 

You have all been quite helpful to me in the past, and I am really still
a novice, but an interesting question came up when I was questioning my
mother about her parents and my father's parents.
My mother does not think that her father was ever Naturalized. Is it
possible that he could live in the US over 60 years, own a business and
not be a citizen? Wouldn't he need some kind of Visa? I believe that he
came to the US around 1906 and dies in 1978, were the laws that lax? And
of course, now I wonder if any of my grandparents became Naturalized. My
mother is only sure that her mother was, because she remembers the
swearing in (sometime in the '30's).
So the next part of my question is: IF someone was never Naturalized,
then where could I go to try to find answers to where they were from,
actual surnames, etc?
Thank You for your help.

Alice HORN Keppler
Springfield, NJ

Researching: HORN, GOREN, GUERIN, ZIMMERMAN, SHAFER, SHAFIR, SCHAEFER,
BOGOMOLNY, KATZ, CUTLER, KUTCHER


Pinsk Lecture in Israel #belarus

ADAVIS <ADAVIS@...>
 

Pinskers:

2 weeks >from today, there will be a program on Pinsk in Israel.

the program will feature a visit to Nachum Boneh at Kibbutz
Shaar Hagolan in Khol Umoed Pessach, Nissan 17, 5761 , Tuesday
10 April 2001.

Departure >from Tel Aviv at 08:00
Visit Golan Heights
Lunch at Kibbutz
Lecture at the Kibbutz Historical museum on "The Holocaust in PINSK".

Cost: NIS 65. - includes the bus/tour guide/lunch.

Registration is limited. It is possible to skip the bus ride join
the group at the Kibbutz. The cost is then only nis 35.- if you
wish to eat.

If anyone is attending, please let me know. I'd be interested in
having this lecture taped and translated...

For more information, contact
Ada Holtzman of
Israel Genealogical Society
mailto:igs@isragen.org.il

Adam Davis
Chicago
mailto:ADAVIS@jbbworldwide.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Pinsk Lecture in Israel #belarus

ADAVIS <ADAVIS@...>
 

Pinskers:

2 weeks >from today, there will be a program on Pinsk in Israel.

the program will feature a visit to Nachum Boneh at Kibbutz
Shaar Hagolan in Khol Umoed Pessach, Nissan 17, 5761 , Tuesday
10 April 2001.

Departure >from Tel Aviv at 08:00
Visit Golan Heights
Lunch at Kibbutz
Lecture at the Kibbutz Historical museum on "The Holocaust in PINSK".

Cost: NIS 65. - includes the bus/tour guide/lunch.

Registration is limited. It is possible to skip the bus ride join
the group at the Kibbutz. The cost is then only nis 35.- if you
wish to eat.

If anyone is attending, please let me know. I'd be interested in
having this lecture taped and translated...

For more information, contact
Ada Holtzman of
Israel Genealogical Society
mailto:igs@isragen.org.il

Adam Davis
Chicago
mailto:ADAVIS@jbbworldwide.com


Re: Triangle Fire #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I also wish to thank Judy Baston for providing info on the web site for the
Triangle Fire.

On searching through the list of victims, I found a familiar name . . .
that of one of the people I work with. His branch of the family had gone
to Cuba >from Europe and he had no idea of the branch in New York.

Whilst the site does give the street address of the victim, it often does
not give the borough, although it was said that most victims were from
Brooklyn.

In this regard, does anyone know where 169 Monroe Street is and would
someone be kind enough to look up this address in the 1910 Census for me?
The name of the victim was Berel (Bennie) Sklaver, age 25.

Thanks,
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Triangle Fire #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I also wish to thank Judy Baston for providing info on the web site for the
Triangle Fire.

On searching through the list of victims, I found a familiar name . . .
that of one of the people I work with. His branch of the family had gone
to Cuba >from Europe and he had no idea of the branch in New York.

Whilst the site does give the street address of the victim, it often does
not give the borough, although it was said that most victims were from
Brooklyn.

In this regard, does anyone know where 169 Monroe Street is and would
someone be kind enough to look up this address in the 1910 Census for me?
The name of the victim was Berel (Bennie) Sklaver, age 25.

Thanks,
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Property/Assets: Portuguese Expulsion 1497 #general

Paul Sulzberger <paul.edgar@...>
 

Does anyone have any information or any leads to any research on:
a) Attempts by any Jewish families to recover assets or property left
behind in Portugal after the 1497 expulsion (documentary evidence or
anecdotal accounts? prior to or even after the official end of the
Inquisition?)
b) Whether any assets or property belonging to Jewish families were
formally confiscated by the State (or Church) at the time of the expulsion?
c) Whether any legal attempt was ever made by any Jewish family or
organisation against the State (Portugal) for compensation of any kind for
any loss suffered due to the expulsion in 1497.
I'd also be interested to hear of any anecdotal accounts of stories passed
down through the generations about property or assets left behind in
Portugal during the expulsion (whether or not any attempt was ever taken to
recover them).
I'd be pleased to hear >from anyone with knowledge in this area even if the
answers are negative.
Best wishes
Paul Sulzberger
paul.edgar@xtra.co.nz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Property/Assets: Portuguese Expulsion 1497 #general

Paul Sulzberger <paul.edgar@...>
 

Does anyone have any information or any leads to any research on:
a) Attempts by any Jewish families to recover assets or property left
behind in Portugal after the 1497 expulsion (documentary evidence or
anecdotal accounts? prior to or even after the official end of the
Inquisition?)
b) Whether any assets or property belonging to Jewish families were
formally confiscated by the State (or Church) at the time of the expulsion?
c) Whether any legal attempt was ever made by any Jewish family or
organisation against the State (Portugal) for compensation of any kind for
any loss suffered due to the expulsion in 1497.
I'd also be interested to hear of any anecdotal accounts of stories passed
down through the generations about property or assets left behind in
Portugal during the expulsion (whether or not any attempt was ever taken to
recover them).
I'd be pleased to hear >from anyone with knowledge in this area even if the
answers are negative.
Best wishes
Paul Sulzberger
paul.edgar@xtra.co.nz


Re: Spain--Three Towns #general

Laurent Germanaud <malaviel@...>
 

You can locate these towns easily at this address.

www.calle.com

Great sitee to locate a lot of cities everywhere in the world
Violette Novo Germanaud France
malaviel@club-internet.fr


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Spain--Three Towns #general

Laurent Germanaud <malaviel@...>
 

You can locate these towns easily at this address.

www.calle.com

Great sitee to locate a lot of cities everywhere in the world
Violette Novo Germanaud France
malaviel@club-internet.fr


NICANOR Thanks! #general

Laurent Germanaud <malaviel@...>
 

Hello to all,

I want to thank all the people who gave me informations about this surname
a few days ago.

Rhag Sameah Pessah lé Koulam
Violette Novo Germanaud France
malaviel@club-internet.fr


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NICANOR Thanks! #general

Laurent Germanaud <malaviel@...>
 

Hello to all,

I want to thank all the people who gave me informations about this surname
a few days ago.

Rhag Sameah Pessah lé Koulam
Violette Novo Germanaud France
malaviel@club-internet.fr