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Jewish landowners (was "gospodarz" in Kornalowice) #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Dear Galitzyaners,

Following my posting on subject "Gospodarz in Kornalowice" I have received
few letter on this subject and I'd like to clarify or add few remarks
concerning my knowledge on Jewish landowners subject.

In my previous posting I wrote that:

I would be a bit surpised to learn that Jews have been the owners of any
farms in Galicia or anywhere else in the Polish lands for very simple
reason that all those lands have been given by the Polish kings to the
noblemen long time before Austria took over those lands and Jewish people
have settled there.

One notable exception was Dawid Lindenbaum who >from the lessee of the
lands (farm lands and forests) in Boryslaw became a landowner and
subsequently a very rich person when the crude oil was discovered there,
but no Jewish landowners were known in this part of Galicia.

Perhaps I shoud also add there brothers Gartenberg who have purchased land
from the landowner Andrzej Drozd in Tustanowice near Boryslaw.

Clarification No. 1

My personal area of interest are the regions of Drohobycz/Boryslaw, Stary
Sambor, Sambor and the eastern parts of Dobromil districts (>from where my
family has originated), and I've been collecting any analyzing any available
data mainly for those geographical areas, which have been part of the Lwow
wojewodstwo (province) during the interwar period.

A have not collected or analyze data >from the other parts of Galicia, but I
am aware that there were Jewish landowners in some parts of Galicia, by
purchasing inherited properties >from Poles.

In Poland's interwar period (1918-1939) over 125,000 Jews have been
associated with the agricultural industry.
How many of them have been the land owners? I could not say.

Clarification No 2.

Boryslaw's oil fields and the natural wax mines have been developed mainly
by the Jewish entrepreneurs. I have been researching huge unemployment rates
amongst the Jews in Boryslaw and the refusal by some Jewish owners (e.g.
barons Wilhelm and David Ritter von Guttman >from Vienna, owners of the
Ostrava, Czechia steel mills) to employ them in their mines. I could not
establish if all of those rich Yiddishe naftmagnaten have been the land
owners by purchasing the lands >from the others or they have been just a
lessees.

Clarification No. 3

There have been Jewish farmers on the ex Polish lands in the Imperial Russia
Pale territory.
Following the establishment in 1804 Jewish agricultural colonies
(settlements) in Novorissiya (Southern Ukraine) regions during Alexander I
reign, additional Jewish colonies have been also founded in 1870 in the
Russian western provinces (Belarus and Wolynia regions). In 216 established
there Jewish agricultural colonies on the government own lands, over 34,000
Jews have been working.

For details on this subject refer to:
http://tinyurl.com/3js8r

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jewish landowners (was "gospodarz" in Kornalowice) #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Dear Galitzyaners,

Following my posting on subject "Gospodarz in Kornalowice" I have received
few letter on this subject and I'd like to clarify or add few remarks
concerning my knowledge on Jewish landowners subject.

In my previous posting I wrote that:

I would be a bit surpised to learn that Jews have been the owners of any
farms in Galicia or anywhere else in the Polish lands for very simple
reason that all those lands have been given by the Polish kings to the
noblemen long time before Austria took over those lands and Jewish people
have settled there.

One notable exception was Dawid Lindenbaum who >from the lessee of the
lands (farm lands and forests) in Boryslaw became a landowner and
subsequently a very rich person when the crude oil was discovered there,
but no Jewish landowners were known in this part of Galicia.

Perhaps I shoud also add there brothers Gartenberg who have purchased land
from the landowner Andrzej Drozd in Tustanowice near Boryslaw.

Clarification No. 1

My personal area of interest are the regions of Drohobycz/Boryslaw, Stary
Sambor, Sambor and the eastern parts of Dobromil districts (>from where my
family has originated), and I've been collecting any analyzing any available
data mainly for those geographical areas, which have been part of the Lwow
wojewodstwo (province) during the interwar period.

A have not collected or analyze data >from the other parts of Galicia, but I
am aware that there were Jewish landowners in some parts of Galicia, by
purchasing inherited properties >from Poles.

In Poland's interwar period (1918-1939) over 125,000 Jews have been
associated with the agricultural industry.
How many of them have been the land owners? I could not say.

Clarification No 2.

Boryslaw's oil fields and the natural wax mines have been developed mainly
by the Jewish entrepreneurs. I have been researching huge unemployment rates
amongst the Jews in Boryslaw and the refusal by some Jewish owners (e.g.
barons Wilhelm and David Ritter von Guttman >from Vienna, owners of the
Ostrava, Czechia steel mills) to employ them in their mines. I could not
establish if all of those rich Yiddishe naftmagnaten have been the land
owners by purchasing the lands >from the others or they have been just a
lessees.

Clarification No. 3

There have been Jewish farmers on the ex Polish lands in the Imperial Russia
Pale territory.
Following the establishment in 1804 Jewish agricultural colonies
(settlements) in Novorissiya (Southern Ukraine) regions during Alexander I
reign, additional Jewish colonies have been also founded in 1870 in the
Russian western provinces (Belarus and Wolynia regions). In 216 established
there Jewish agricultural colonies on the government own lands, over 34,000
Jews have been working.

For details on this subject refer to:
http://tinyurl.com/3js8r

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Fw: Press Release - 2005 Conference #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

THE 25TH IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JEWISH GENEALOGY
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

JULY 10-15, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2005
Contact Marilyn Barkan
702-869-9917
marilynbarkan@cox.net


EARLY REGISTRATION RATES AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 1!
ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) is proud
to be the host society for the 25th Annual International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held at the Flamingo Hotel
in Las Vegas. We are inviting all who have an interest in finding
their family history to join us.

This Conference has several new features to help advance your research
efforts. You'll be introduced to new databases and exposed to an
array of topics that will only whet your appetite for more.
Conference attendees will be able to question a number of experts,
and meet with people researching the same family lines or ancestral
towns.

Plans for the Conference include activities and events for registrants
and their spouses or companions that will appeal to all. The
comprehensive Conference will be organized around themes so that
registrants can easily attend multiple sessions related to their
interests. Subjects will be presented in a variety of formats such
as lectures, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions,
films, book and author talks and author signings. Time will be
available to have discussions, ask questions and interact with the
presenters. "Breakfast with the Expert" sessions will be available
throughout the Conference.


What you can expect:

Ø A 750+ page Conference syllabus
Ø Welcome address at the opening reception by Congresswoman,
Shelley Berkley (D-NV)

Ø Presentations throughout the Conference by highly regarded
national and international experts on a wide range of geographic
regions and genealogical topics. Included in this will be knowledge
needed for conducting Jewish genealogy, research talks covering
lesser-known communities, the history and culture of Jews in Eastern
Europe, Sephardic topics, and online genealogy for research persons,
families and shtetls.
Ø Some of our more than 70 speakers include:
§ Dr. Alexander Beider - author of Dictionary of Jewish
Surnames >from Galicia
§ Dr. John Colleta - expert/author of They Came in Ships
§ Dr. Stephen P. Morse - creator of "One Step" Ellis Island
records search engine and other major genealogical records
research engines
§ Miriam Weiner - well known for her first-hand unearthing of
records in Poland, Moldova, and Ukraine and author of Jewish
Roots in Poland, and Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova.
Ø Networking opportunities will be offered by attending luncheons
with Special Interest Groups (SIGs), or Birds of Feather sessions
that focus on specific regions, shtetls etc.
Ø Peruse books, software and other articles of interest as shown by
our vendors
Ø Computer Workshop with access to multiple databases and
demonstrations

Our closing BANQUET (with kosher and vegetarian entrees available)
will feature His Honor Mayor Oscar Goodman of Las Vegas. You don't
want to miss the world's happiest mayor. In addition, professional
musical entertainment will also be provided.

Conference registration rates are:
Early Registration (through May 1) $200;
Regular Registration (after May 1) $230.
Discounts are available for spouse/companion. For more detailed
information re: registration, visit our website at:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm

Register soon so that you can take advantage of the very good hotel
rate of $61 per night. You may extend your stay for 5 days before
and/or after for the same rate. Special Tour rates have been made
available for conference attendees.


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada was established
in 1989, small but determined. The Society has grown >from the
original 8 members to almost 80. We publish a quarterly newsletter,
"Family Legacies" and a monthly "News to Note" handout. As a group,
we participate in Jewish community activities such as providing a
genealogy booth at the Israel Independence Day celebration,
volunteering to assist our local PBS station, and working with the
Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Center. The conference,
hosted by JGSSN, is the recipient of a Las Vegas Centennial grant.

A library of research material has been established and is available
to our members. It has books, periodicals, CD's and videos. The
Society recently received a grant >from the Jewish Federation to
purchase additional books for the library. Our active Speaker's
Bureau spreads the good word for our Society. A database of Jewish
names >from headstones at local cemeteries will soon be available on
our website.

Additional information re: the JGSSN can be found on our website at:
www.jgssn.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fw: Press Release - 2005 Conference #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

THE 25TH IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JEWISH GENEALOGY
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

JULY 10-15, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2005
Contact Marilyn Barkan
702-869-9917
marilynbarkan@cox.net


EARLY REGISTRATION RATES AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 1!
ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) is proud
to be the host society for the 25th Annual International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held at the Flamingo Hotel
in Las Vegas. We are inviting all who have an interest in finding
their family history to join us.

This Conference has several new features to help advance your research
efforts. You'll be introduced to new databases and exposed to an
array of topics that will only whet your appetite for more.
Conference attendees will be able to question a number of experts,
and meet with people researching the same family lines or ancestral
towns.

Plans for the Conference include activities and events for registrants
and their spouses or companions that will appeal to all. The
comprehensive Conference will be organized around themes so that
registrants can easily attend multiple sessions related to their
interests. Subjects will be presented in a variety of formats such
as lectures, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions,
films, book and author talks and author signings. Time will be
available to have discussions, ask questions and interact with the
presenters. "Breakfast with the Expert" sessions will be available
throughout the Conference.


What you can expect:

Ø A 750+ page Conference syllabus
Ø Welcome address at the opening reception by Congresswoman,
Shelley Berkley (D-NV)

Ø Presentations throughout the Conference by highly regarded
national and international experts on a wide range of geographic
regions and genealogical topics. Included in this will be knowledge
needed for conducting Jewish genealogy, research talks covering
lesser-known communities, the history and culture of Jews in Eastern
Europe, Sephardic topics, and online genealogy for research persons,
families and shtetls.
Ø Some of our more than 70 speakers include:
§ Dr. Alexander Beider - author of Dictionary of Jewish
Surnames >from Galicia
§ Dr. John Colleta - expert/author of They Came in Ships
§ Dr. Stephen P. Morse - creator of "One Step" Ellis Island
records search engine and other major genealogical records
research engines
§ Miriam Weiner - well known for her first-hand unearthing of
records in Poland, Moldova, and Ukraine and author of Jewish
Roots in Poland, and Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova.
Ø Networking opportunities will be offered by attending luncheons
with Special Interest Groups (SIGs), or Birds of Feather sessions
that focus on specific regions, shtetls etc.
Ø Peruse books, software and other articles of interest as shown by
our vendors
Ø Computer Workshop with access to multiple databases and
demonstrations

Our closing BANQUET (with kosher and vegetarian entrees available)
will feature His Honor Mayor Oscar Goodman of Las Vegas. You don't
want to miss the world's happiest mayor. In addition, professional
musical entertainment will also be provided.

Conference registration rates are:
Early Registration (through May 1) $200;
Regular Registration (after May 1) $230.
Discounts are available for spouse/companion. For more detailed
information re: registration, visit our website at:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm

Register soon so that you can take advantage of the very good hotel
rate of $61 per night. You may extend your stay for 5 days before
and/or after for the same rate. Special Tour rates have been made
available for conference attendees.


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada was established
in 1989, small but determined. The Society has grown >from the
original 8 members to almost 80. We publish a quarterly newsletter,
"Family Legacies" and a monthly "News to Note" handout. As a group,
we participate in Jewish community activities such as providing a
genealogy booth at the Israel Independence Day celebration,
volunteering to assist our local PBS station, and working with the
Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Center. The conference,
hosted by JGSSN, is the recipient of a Las Vegas Centennial grant.

A library of research material has been established and is available
to our members. It has books, periodicals, CD's and videos. The
Society recently received a grant >from the Jewish Federation to
purchase additional books for the library. Our active Speaker's
Bureau spreads the good word for our Society. A database of Jewish
names >from headstones at local cemeteries will soon be available on
our website.

Additional information re: the JGSSN can be found on our website at:
www.jgssn.org


First name Kolle #general

Benzy Shani <bshani@...>
 

What is the origin and meaning of this name?

Thanks in advance,
Benzy Shani
bshani@online.no

MODERATOR NOTE: Benzy is asking about the given name Kolle.
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First name Kolle #general

Benzy Shani <bshani@...>
 

What is the origin and meaning of this name?

Thanks in advance,
Benzy Shani
bshani@online.no

MODERATOR NOTE: Benzy is asking about the given name Kolle.
Please include all subject line information in the body of posts as
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Family of Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ of Hartford, Ct., USA #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

I've posted this often in the past but will try again, this time I will try
to follow up on the replies (after having gone on early retirement);

According to strong family belief, my grandfather' ( Chaim Yitzchak
ABRAMOWITZ )s family are related to Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ who served
in Hartford, Ct. during the latter years of the19th and first decades of the
20 th cent.

There are many illusions to this, among them:
1. A "knowledge" (connection not confirmed) of a cousinship with his cousin
Reb' Shimon "Shoichet" Hurewitz z"l of Petach Tikva, Israel. Both the
Abramowitz's and the Puchowitz (Hurewitz) families "know" of this
relationship but no one alive today seems to know the exact relationship.

2. When my greataunt, Miriam Katzin (nee Abramowitz)a"h was orphaned as a
young child . Reb' Shimon Hurewitz took her into his home (a familial
responsibility!?).

3. According to my mother, my grandparents emmigrated, >from Palestine, to
Hartford in the 1930's since our relative was a Rabbi there at the time-the
above Rabbi I.S. Hurewitz. My mother spent her highschool years in Hartford
and Rabbi Hurewitz children, "her cousins" were her best friends.

4. I received a reply several years ago that Rabbi Hurewitz as well as Reb'
Shimon "shoichet" were >from Novarodok, the same city >from where my ancestors
emmigrated from.

To anyone in the "know" regarding this Hurewitz family: One possible link
could be if there is a know connection to Reb' Dovid Novarodiker, the author
of the "Galia Mesechta", who served in the Rabbinate in Novarodok around the
end of the 18th beg of the 19th cent. According to one family source we are
descendants of Reb' Dovid's father.

I hope a copy of this message gets to the Horowitz family association (the
above cc:)

Thank you,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

p.s. My mother (Adina Katzoff)'s autobiography "A Child of the Dessert"
contains a chapter on Hartford of the 1930s. Anyone interested in seeing
the book may contact me privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family of Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ of Hartford, Ct., USA #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

I've posted this often in the past but will try again, this time I will try
to follow up on the replies (after having gone on early retirement);

According to strong family belief, my grandfather' ( Chaim Yitzchak
ABRAMOWITZ )s family are related to Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ who served
in Hartford, Ct. during the latter years of the19th and first decades of the
20 th cent.

There are many illusions to this, among them:
1. A "knowledge" (connection not confirmed) of a cousinship with his cousin
Reb' Shimon "Shoichet" Hurewitz z"l of Petach Tikva, Israel. Both the
Abramowitz's and the Puchowitz (Hurewitz) families "know" of this
relationship but no one alive today seems to know the exact relationship.

2. When my greataunt, Miriam Katzin (nee Abramowitz)a"h was orphaned as a
young child . Reb' Shimon Hurewitz took her into his home (a familial
responsibility!?).

3. According to my mother, my grandparents emmigrated, >from Palestine, to
Hartford in the 1930's since our relative was a Rabbi there at the time-the
above Rabbi I.S. Hurewitz. My mother spent her highschool years in Hartford
and Rabbi Hurewitz children, "her cousins" were her best friends.

4. I received a reply several years ago that Rabbi Hurewitz as well as Reb'
Shimon "shoichet" were >from Novarodok, the same city >from where my ancestors
emmigrated from.

To anyone in the "know" regarding this Hurewitz family: One possible link
could be if there is a know connection to Reb' Dovid Novarodiker, the author
of the "Galia Mesechta", who served in the Rabbinate in Novarodok around the
end of the 18th beg of the 19th cent. According to one family source we are
descendants of Reb' Dovid's father.

I hope a copy of this message gets to the Horowitz family association (the
above cc:)

Thank you,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

p.s. My mother (Adina Katzoff)'s autobiography "A Child of the Dessert"
contains a chapter on Hartford of the 1930s. Anyone interested in seeing
the book may contact me privately.


Heller-Wallerstein-Mirels Genealogy #general

seforimlover
 

I am presently researching the Heller-Mirels family
and attempting to construct an early genealogy. I have
listings for three branches and am trying to connect
them all.

Two sources are of particular importance. Horowitz,
Letoldos Hakehilos BePolin and Dr. Bernhard Wachstein,
Die Inschriften des Alten Judenfriedhofes in Wien.
However these books do not provide a comprehensive
genealogy.

There are in addition various sources whereby further
reconstruction is possible.

The municipal records of Vienna and Prague (I
believe).

There are also various records of the town Wallerstein
where >from the Heller family originates.

The following link
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/wallerstein_synagoge.htm)
mentions what seems to me to be a particularly
important source, the Memorbuch of the Wallerstein
community. The original has been destroyed but
supposedly there is a copy in the Leo Baeck Institute
in New York (http://www.lbi.org/).

My questions are, has anybody gone back to the
original source material and discovered any further
information?

As I am located in Jerusalem I cannot at present
conduct research at the Leo Baeck Institute. Would
there be anybody in NY or Germany or Austria who would
be interested in pooling resources and doing research
together?

Please respond to my email, seforimlover@yahoo.com

Thank you very much,

Yehuda Herskowitz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Heller-Wallerstein-Mirels Genealogy #general

seforimlover
 

I am presently researching the Heller-Mirels family
and attempting to construct an early genealogy. I have
listings for three branches and am trying to connect
them all.

Two sources are of particular importance. Horowitz,
Letoldos Hakehilos BePolin and Dr. Bernhard Wachstein,
Die Inschriften des Alten Judenfriedhofes in Wien.
However these books do not provide a comprehensive
genealogy.

There are in addition various sources whereby further
reconstruction is possible.

The municipal records of Vienna and Prague (I
believe).

There are also various records of the town Wallerstein
where >from the Heller family originates.

The following link
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/wallerstein_synagoge.htm)
mentions what seems to me to be a particularly
important source, the Memorbuch of the Wallerstein
community. The original has been destroyed but
supposedly there is a copy in the Leo Baeck Institute
in New York (http://www.lbi.org/).

My questions are, has anybody gone back to the
original source material and discovered any further
information?

As I am located in Jerusalem I cannot at present
conduct research at the Leo Baeck Institute. Would
there be anybody in NY or Germany or Austria who would
be interested in pooling resources and doing research
together?

Please respond to my email, seforimlover@yahoo.com

Thank you very much,

Yehuda Herskowitz


Re: Brooklyn Streets #general

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

Rochelle,

I'm sending to you the link to a wonderful historical web page for Brooklyn.
It should open to a map with ward (electoral) indicators. But you might
want to to scan for those streets with triangular intersects and review the
names. Other than this you have to use the clues you may already have. Also
be aware that a special New York State Census was done in 1905, 1915, as
well as 1925. And streets are indicated there as well. Good luck in
finding street names.

http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Map/Bklyn.1913.1.html
Burt Hecht
Sacramento

MODERATOR NOTE: The URL given is for the first of three parts. The
remainder of Brooklyn can be seen by replacing "1" by "2" and by "3"
after "1913" in the URL.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Brooklyn Streets #general

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

Rochelle,

I'm sending to you the link to a wonderful historical web page for Brooklyn.
It should open to a map with ward (electoral) indicators. But you might
want to to scan for those streets with triangular intersects and review the
names. Other than this you have to use the clues you may already have. Also
be aware that a special New York State Census was done in 1905, 1915, as
well as 1925. And streets are indicated there as well. Good luck in
finding street names.

http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Map/Bklyn.1913.1.html
Burt Hecht
Sacramento

MODERATOR NOTE: The URL given is for the first of three parts. The
remainder of Brooklyn can be seen by replacing "1" by "2" and by "3"
after "1913" in the URL.


R' Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ, Hartford CT #rabbinic

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

I've posted this often in the past but will try again, this time I
will try to follow up on the replies (after having gone on early
retirement);

According to strong family belief, my grandfather (Chaim Yitzchak
ABRAMOWITZ)'s family are related to Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ who
served in Hartford, Ct. during the latter years of the 19th and
first decades of the 20th cent.

There are many illusions to this, among them:

1. A "knowledge" (connection not confirmed) of a cousinship with his
cousin Reb' Shimon "Shoichet" HUREWITZ z"l of Petach Tikva, Israel.
Both the ABRAMOWITZ's and the PUCHOWITZ (HUREWITZ) families "know"
of this relationship but no one alive today seems to know the exact
relationship.

2. When my great aunt, Miriam KATZIN (nee ABRAMOWITZ) a"h was
orphaned as a young child . Reb' Shimon HUREWITZ took her into his
home (a familial responsibility!?).

3. According to my mother, my grandparents emmigrated, from
Palestine, to Hartford in the 1930s since our relative was a rabbi
there at the time; the above Rabbi I.S. HUREWITZ. My mother spent
her high school years in Hartford, and Rabbi HUREWITZ children, "her
cousins," were her best friends.

4. I received a reply several years ago that Rabbi HUREWITZ as well
as Reb' Shimon "shoichet" were >from Novarodok, the same city from
where my ancestors emmigrated from.

To anyone in the "know" regarding this HUREWITZ family: One possible link
could be if there is a know connection to Reb' Dovid Novarodiker, the author
of the "Galia Mesechta", who served in the Rabbinate in Novarodok around the
end of the 18th beg of the 19th cent. According to one family source we are
descendants of Reb' Dovid's father.

I have CCed this message to the Horowitz family association.

Thank you,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

P.S. My mother (Adina Katzoff)'s autobiography "A Child of the Dessert"
contains a chapter on Hartford of the 1930s.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ, Hartford CT #rabbinic

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

I've posted this often in the past but will try again, this time I
will try to follow up on the replies (after having gone on early
retirement);

According to strong family belief, my grandfather (Chaim Yitzchak
ABRAMOWITZ)'s family are related to Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ who
served in Hartford, Ct. during the latter years of the 19th and
first decades of the 20th cent.

There are many illusions to this, among them:

1. A "knowledge" (connection not confirmed) of a cousinship with his
cousin Reb' Shimon "Shoichet" HUREWITZ z"l of Petach Tikva, Israel.
Both the ABRAMOWITZ's and the PUCHOWITZ (HUREWITZ) families "know"
of this relationship but no one alive today seems to know the exact
relationship.

2. When my great aunt, Miriam KATZIN (nee ABRAMOWITZ) a"h was
orphaned as a young child . Reb' Shimon HUREWITZ took her into his
home (a familial responsibility!?).

3. According to my mother, my grandparents emmigrated, from
Palestine, to Hartford in the 1930s since our relative was a rabbi
there at the time; the above Rabbi I.S. HUREWITZ. My mother spent
her high school years in Hartford, and Rabbi HUREWITZ children, "her
cousins," were her best friends.

4. I received a reply several years ago that Rabbi HUREWITZ as well
as Reb' Shimon "shoichet" were >from Novarodok, the same city from
where my ancestors emmigrated from.

To anyone in the "know" regarding this HUREWITZ family: One possible link
could be if there is a know connection to Reb' Dovid Novarodiker, the author
of the "Galia Mesechta", who served in the Rabbinate in Novarodok around the
end of the 18th beg of the 19th cent. According to one family source we are
descendants of Reb' Dovid's father.

I have CCed this message to the Horowitz family association.

Thank you,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

P.S. My mother (Adina Katzoff)'s autobiography "A Child of the Dessert"
contains a chapter on Hartford of the 1930s.


Brenner Family #unitedkingdom

DAVID CANTOR <de.cantor@...>
 

I am trying to trace the descendents of Joseph David
Brenner who was born in London around 1910. Joseph
married Irene Marks in 1938 and was a Gunner in WWII,
They had three daughters, Avril, Marilyn and Wendy
born in the years 1939 to 1947. Last known address
was in Chiswick Village, West London.

If anyone has any information relating to this family,
it would be much appreciated.

David Cantor


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Brenner Family #unitedkingdom

DAVID CANTOR <de.cantor@...>
 

I am trying to trace the descendents of Joseph David
Brenner who was born in London around 1910. Joseph
married Irene Marks in 1938 and was a Gunner in WWII,
They had three daughters, Avril, Marilyn and Wendy
born in the years 1939 to 1947. Last known address
was in Chiswick Village, West London.

If anyone has any information relating to this family,
it would be much appreciated.

David Cantor


HELLER-WALLERSTEIN-MIRELS Genealogy #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

I am presently researching the HELLER-MIRELS family and attempting
to construct an early genealogy. I have listings for three branches
and am trying to connect them all.

Two sources are of particular importance. Horowitz's, Letoldos
Hakehilos BePolin and Dr. Bernhard Wachstein's, Die Inschriften des
Alten Judenfriedhofes in Wien. However these books do not provide a
comprehensive genealogy.

There are in addition various sources whereby further reconstruction
is possible.

The municipal records of Vienna and Prague (I believe).

There are also various records of the town Wallerstein where from
the HELLER family originates.

The following link
( http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/wallerstein_synagoge.htm )
mentions what seems to me to be a particularly important source,
the Memorbuch of the Wallerstein community. The original has been
destroyed but supposedly there is a copy in the Leo Baeck Institute
in New York ( http://www.lbi.org/ ).

My questions are, has anybody gone back to the original source
material and discovered any further information?

As I am located in Jerusalem, I cannot at present conduct research
at the Leo Baeck Institute. Would there be anybody in NY or Germany
or Austria who would be interested in pooling resources and doing
research together?

Please respond to my email, seforimlover@yahoo.com

Thank you very much,

Yehuda Herskowitz


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic HELLER-WALLERSTEIN-MIRELS Genealogy #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

I am presently researching the HELLER-MIRELS family and attempting
to construct an early genealogy. I have listings for three branches
and am trying to connect them all.

Two sources are of particular importance. Horowitz's, Letoldos
Hakehilos BePolin and Dr. Bernhard Wachstein's, Die Inschriften des
Alten Judenfriedhofes in Wien. However these books do not provide a
comprehensive genealogy.

There are in addition various sources whereby further reconstruction
is possible.

The municipal records of Vienna and Prague (I believe).

There are also various records of the town Wallerstein where from
the HELLER family originates.

The following link
( http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/wallerstein_synagoge.htm )
mentions what seems to me to be a particularly important source,
the Memorbuch of the Wallerstein community. The original has been
destroyed but supposedly there is a copy in the Leo Baeck Institute
in New York ( http://www.lbi.org/ ).

My questions are, has anybody gone back to the original source
material and discovered any further information?

As I am located in Jerusalem, I cannot at present conduct research
at the Leo Baeck Institute. Would there be anybody in NY or Germany
or Austria who would be interested in pooling resources and doing
research together?

Please respond to my email, seforimlover@yahoo.com

Thank you very much,

Yehuda Herskowitz


Re: HEIFETZ genealogy #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Lorraine Fig" <lfig@med.umich.edu> wrote

Dear Jewishgen friends,

Family lore has been handed down that our family is distantly related
to the famous violinist Jascha HEIFETZ. Indeed, we do have many
musicians in the family.

Does anyone have a Jascha HEIFETZ genealogy, or sources that I may
consult or contact?

Please respond privately, unless the information has a wider
application.

Thank you.
Lorraine Fig Shapiro
I suggest that you contact the Jewish Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania
jmuseum@delfi.lt where he was born. There is a display about him there. I
visited there over the New Year.

There is also lots of other information about people who perished in the
Holocaust >from Lithuania, hence my posting to the whole sig.

Nick Landau
London, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: HEIFETZ genealogy #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Lorraine Fig" <lfig@med.umich.edu> wrote

Dear Jewishgen friends,

Family lore has been handed down that our family is distantly related
to the famous violinist Jascha HEIFETZ. Indeed, we do have many
musicians in the family.

Does anyone have a Jascha HEIFETZ genealogy, or sources that I may
consult or contact?

Please respond privately, unless the information has a wider
application.

Thank you.
Lorraine Fig Shapiro
I suggest that you contact the Jewish Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania
jmuseum@delfi.lt where he was born. There is a display about him there. I
visited there over the New Year.

There is also lots of other information about people who perished in the
Holocaust >from Lithuania, hence my posting to the whole sig.

Nick Landau
London, UK