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Updated Kolomea/Kolomyya KehilaLinks pages #ukraine

Sheryl Stahl
 

 Hi,
 
I wanted to let you know that I followed in the footsteps (keyboard?) of Alan Weiser and updated the Kehillalinks site for Kolomea/Kolomyya. Please check it out at https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolomea/index.html
Thanks to the Gesher Galicia folks who gave me some great hints on town names and other suggestions.
 
If you have any additions/corrections/feedback, I would love to hear it.
 
all the best,
 
Sheryl Stahl (Los Angeles)
 
Suwalki (RAKOVSKI, OKRAGLINSKI,) Wizajni (RAKOVSKI) Kalvarja
(FRIEDMAN, SUWALSKI),
Odessa (STESSEL) Pervomaysk (STESSEL)  Grzymalow (LANDAU) Kolomyya (STAHL,
SCHMERTZLER, KRAIMER) Chernivtsi (STAHL)
 
  

Re: seeking location of town - Przenosza in Limanowa district

Alexander Sharon
 

Hi,

 

This appears to be place known as Przenosza, located in Limanowa district, Mszana Dolna county. Place was small: 350 residents are listed, including 9 Jewish souls in 1921. In addition, Przenosza folwark (Agricultural or holiday location) lists 4 residents, all four are Jewish, one male and three female. Have I mention that Limanowa is also Bernie Sanders ancestors district :-)

 

Alexander Sharon

JGFF editor

Re: seeking location of town

Joe Lissak
 

Until 1914 the area was part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire. After WW1 (1918) it became 
Poland. Some of it became Russia & then now Ukraine. I use Google  or earth if the shtetel was not destroyed.
Good luck.
Joe Lissak


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From: Deborah Lane <devorahrlane@...>
Date: 2/26/20 10:21 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] seeking location of town #advice

I am hoping someone can help identify a town.
I found the town Pzornasha, Austria listed on a naturalization record of a woman who might be a relative of mine. She was born in 1880 and immigrated to New York in 1896.
This town's name was typed twice, one time saying it was in Austria and the second time saying it was in Poland-Austria. I searched JewishGen town finder and google maps but did not find it.
Any help will be appreciated. Thank you
Deborah Lane
Spring Valley, New York
Researching: Oppenheim and Margolis of Telshe, Lithuania; Siegel of Balbirishik; Shapiro and Abelman of Kovno; Levine and Altschuller of Mogilev; Kaplan, Gritzman and Zakusaya of Bialystok; Schecter of Vinnitsa; Lieberman of Gaysin; Benedetsky of Bela Tserkov; Mintz of Latvia; a of Kiev

Re: Please help us solve a 50 Yr Old Family Mystery! #general #poland

Shelley Mitchell
 

The only thing I can comment about is Bessie’s name. My grandmother has a sister, Beyla, who died at birth. When my grandmother came along, they named her Pesia Beyla. The superstition was that by putting another name in front of the dead child’s name, the Devil wouldn’t find her. It worked. My grandmother lived to be 98.
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Shelley Mitchell 
NYC
searching KONIGSBERG/KINIGSBERG, TERNER, MOLDAUER, SCHONFELD - Kolomyya PLATZ - DELATYN. All Galicia. 

ViewMate translation request - Yiddish

Ellen Korpi
 

I request a translation of what I believe is Yiddish text on part of a letter attached to my grandfather’s 1921 passport application. It is from his mother who wrote from Romania asking him to come and rescue the family from starvation.  He translated one paragraph on his application but we hope to get more of the story.  We have only posted one page as a start.   It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78604  
Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you,

Ellen Korpi 

TOBACK, STOLLER (Mogilev Podalia and Bessarabia), SCHWEITZER, FISHMAN, HAMACHER, COHEN (Mykolaev, Podalia)

Seeking Information about Josef Klimpl (1920s-2000s) or his family from Prague

Brian Blitz
 

I am looking for help in making contact with the family of Josef Klimpl from Prague or finding additional information on Josef and/or his family. Josef was born in the 1920s and died around 2000. His wife was Miluska who is also deceased. Josef and Miluska's daughter is Vendulka Hajkova, who is likely in her 60s or 70s. I visited Josef and Miluska in the mid 1980s and again in the early 1990s in Prague. I have an old e-mail address for Vendulka, but it no longer works.

If anyone is able to help me locate Vendulka or can help me find an obituary (or similar) for Josef and/or his wife, I would be grateful.    Thank you.

Brian Blitz
New York City
blitzba@...

Re: Please help us solve a 50 Yr Old Family Mystery! #general #poland

nr1teachers@...
 

Patricia Wilson located these Documents:  Anyone have thoughts / insight here.

Our Bessie Appel was born in 1902 and died in 1973.  Here's what appears to be an Esther Taubman Apfel and a Moszko Apfel married in 1881 and with a child Jacob.  Notice they had a Pesla Apfel who died.  Could our Bessie / Pesa be a child born in 1902 and named after the deceased child?

We need to find more documents creating a link. PLEASE HELP!

Oleśnica village near Seroczyn, Siedlce district #poland

Dror Bereznitsky
 

According to multiple records from Seroczyn some of my ancestors have lived in a village named Oleśnica, located near Wodynie and Seroczyn (Siedlce district).
I could not find any information about a Jewish community in this village (found other villages named Oleśnica in other parts of Poland).
Looking at Google maps this seems to be a very small village these days.
I was wondering whether anyone has information about this village?

seeking location of town

Deborah Lane
 

I am hoping someone can help identify a town.
I found the town Pzornasha, Austria listed on a naturalization record of a woman who might be a relative of mine. She was born in 1880 and immigrated to New York in 1896.
This town's name was typed twice, one time saying it was in Austria and the second time saying it was in Poland-Austria. I searched JewishGen town finder and google maps but did not find it.
Any help will be appreciated. Thank you
Deborah Lane
Spring Valley, New York
Researching: Oppenheim and Margolis of Telshe, Lithuania; Siegel of Balbirishik; Shapiro and Abelman of Kovno; Levine and Altschuller of Mogilev; Kaplan, Gritzman and Zakusaya of Bialystok; Schecter of Vinnitsa; Lieberman of Gaysin; Benedetsky of Bela Tserkov; Mintz of Latvia; a of Kiev

Re: Jewish refugees in Tashkent during WWII - Moroz

galvin07@...
 

I've been unable to find out what happened to my great-uncle, Shimon Vaisbord (Vaisberg), son of Yehudah Leib Vaisbord, and born in/near Volozhin. I found the attached Tashkent card and wonder if it's him, though the father's name on the card may not be a match. Can anyone tell me any significant information on the card that might indicate if it's my great-uncle?
Thanks.
Irene

Re: Jewish refugees in Tashkent during WWII - Moroz

Ellen
 

That's quite a story, Dave!  I hope you are able to find out more about your mother's life and family.

Ellen
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Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN/ESTERKIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)

Re: New Nasielsk Cemetery Inscription Resource - Russian and Hebrew Translation Request

boris
 

The four images are a description of the Dubno, Volyn province, synagogue and, possibly, community. The images are too small and are of poor quality. The text is signed by the Rabbi of the Dubno district Morgol'es (?).

 


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Boris Feldblyum
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Unable to View The Hessen Gatermann Index

Joyce Eastman
 

Is there a problem with being able to view The Hessen Gatermann Index on JewishGen?  I was able to view the entries there before, but now when I try to open one of them it takes me to the “DFG Viewer” and I can only see a blank page.

 

Please advise.

 

Joyce Eastman

Orange City, FL USA

 

RESEARCHING:  WILDER/HONIG/KATZ/FUSFELD/WANK/HELFER/ZINKOWER: Brody, Poland/Ukraine;Vienna, Austria; New York, USA; and Central Florida, USA; RUFEISEN: Biala/Sucha/Zywiec/Szare, Poland, Israel, Germany and Brazil; SCHEIER/ROBINSOHN: Biala/Sucha, Poland and Stanislawow, Poland/Ukraine (Ivano-Frankvisk); Queens, NY; and Central Florida, USA; FRANKL/FODOR/PORGES/GROSSMANN/KOHN/WEISZ: Vaj Ujhely, Hungary/Trencin, Slovakia

 

 

Re: Kanth near Breslau, Silesia ( now called Katy Wroclawskie)

André Günther
 

At mapping... you saw Beate Heidenfeld, Born 1924?
you can look also here: https://www.bundesarchiv.de/gedenkbuch/directory.html.en?result

Re: Kanth near Breslau, Silesia ( now called Katy Wroclawskie)

André Günther
 

hi,
each town everywhere decides if they would allow Stolpersteine or not.

Please help us solve a 50 Yr Old Family Mystery! #general #poland

nr1teachers@...
 

Hello All,

We have a 50+ year family secret we'd love to solve.  Our mother and her sisters took their grave any knowledge of my Grandma Bessie Appel / Pesa Appel.  Growing up we were told she was deceased, which in fact, my Mother and Her siblings were taken away and placed into foster homes. So we understand a lot of negativity transpired that may have led to everything being kept hidden.  But now, these individuals have all passed away, and we have a gaping hole in our family tree.

Our Grandmother was Bessie Appel Married Charles Denenberg.  Bessie was not her name at birth.  We believe she was Pesa Appel.  Her Parents are listed as Moses Appel and Esther Goldman.  Though, our only proof of Bessie / Pesa's parents are on the Marriage Registry where their names are listed by Bessie on the entry. An adoption record exists for Bessie Appel's children where a Jacob Appel is mentioned.  Another document references a Brother (name redacted though).  We believe Jacob to be Bessie's Brother through all the research we've conducted. There is simply no other Jacob Appel in the entire state of Michigan that had a sister, and her name was Pesa. We are not sure the exact relation, and it could be through adoption in Poland, Half Brother, or full flood relations.  We have been unable to substantiate Pesa / Bessie's exact lineage.  Our research has been unable to locate a Moses Appel and Esther Goldman who had a daughter named Bessie or Pesa born in 1902 in Tomaszow Poland.

CAN YOU HELP SOLVE THIS MYSTERY AND LINK PESA APPEL TO MOSES APPEL + ESTHER GOLDMAN?  ----- > See Attached Documents for a synopsis of all we know.

1.
1920.detroit..jpg  - See Line #1.  You'll see Pesa Appel is sailing on the S.S. Scandinavian from Antwerp on September 23, 1920 headed to Detroit, Michigan.  She was Debarred.

2. pesaappelOct1920manifestpg2familysearch.jpg - Nothing of much importance.  7/6/20 says Pesa Appel is in good health.

3.  pesaappelOct1920manifestv2pg2famsearch.jpg - 10/1/20 - B.S.I affidavit on file. Admin Bond 1 yr 1/230/434 Debarred Oct 1, 1920

4.  pesaappelOct1920manifestfamilysearch.jpg - You can see she was headed to Detroit, Michigan to see her brother Jacob Appel.  She was Debarred in Quebec Canada.

5. Bessie2.jpg - On May 16, 1922 she must have traveled to Detroit, Michigan at some point, because she was married to Charles Denenberg.  Parents Listed as Moses Appel and Esther Goldman.

6. pesaappelOct1922manifestv2famsearch.jpg  = July 20, 1922.  Pesa Appel lists No Relatives from where she came from.

7. 1922.CPOS.Manifest.jpg - List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission to the United States via per C.P.O.S on July 24,1922. Line #1. She is there to vist her brother Jacob Appel and lists her place of birth as Tomaszow, Poland.

8. 1922.Immigration.service.jpg - Self Explanatory

9.  1920-Jacob.and.family.Census.jpg - Line #31 - Jacob Appel and Family

10. 1930-Jacob.and.family.jpg - Line #82 - Jacob Appel and Family

11. 1940 Census-jacob.and.Lillie.jpg - Line #50 & #51 - Jacob Appel and his wife Lilly

12. 1940-philip.jpg - Jacob Appel's Son Phillip R. Appel, his Wife Bula Appel, and their daughter Nancy. Line #74
 
13. Death.jpg - Bessie Appel's Death Certificate.

Re: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page

Bob Fitterman
 

I interacted with NIAB Grodno in 2013 and was able to obtain a single record. I told them what record I wanted. They replied with a draft invoice and the forms I had to complete. The invoice included SWIFT transfer information for their bank and I was able to wire the funds to their account. Each step of the process was slow and it was a few months after the payment and submission of forms that my records were delivered by the postal service.

I was able to do everything via bilingual emails (English/Russian). The Russian was all translated via Google Translate and while it wasn't perfect it was enough to facilitate the transaction. Their responses I received were only in Russian.

Bob Fitterman
New York City

Re: Finding JewishJen referenced document in Lithuanian archives

boris
 

KRA must refer to the Kaunas archives.

 


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Boris Feldblyum
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ROTTERSMAN

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am currently researching the ancestors of my mother's father, Samuel ROTTERSMAN (1895-1947).  Samuel was the son of Isaac ROTTERSMAN, who was born in 1861 in Stanislawice, Poland, near Bochnia and died in 1931 in Bochnia.  The family tree includes a lot of entries from Bochnia, Stanislawice, and Brzesko.

Isaac Rottersman was married twice.  His first wife was Mishket (Malka) BLONSKI, who was born in 1860 in Cikowice.  They apparently had seven children, but the only ones I was previously familiar with were my grandfather and two others.  Two of his sisters were Sadie Rottersman SIZELER (1889-1965) and Esther Rottersman Blonski MENSZER (1897-1964). 

Sadie and her husband Isaac had two sons born in Brzesko, A. Louis Sizeler (1910-1994) and Morris Sizeler (1912-1996).  They immigrated to Memphis, TN, where Samuel had immigrated earlier, and later moved to New Orleans, LA.  They had two daughters, Mildred (Millie) Sizeler LANDAU (1914-2000) and Ruth Sizeler HERZOG (1916-1994).

Esther married Isack BLONSKI and had one child, Nathan.  Isack apparently died in 1918 in Bochnia, and afterward Esther and Nathan immigrated to New Orleans.  Esther then married Joseph MENSZER and Nathan adopted his stepfather's name.  Esther and Joseph had another son, Sam.

The other Rottersman siblings were Ryfka Ruchla ROTTERSMAN (1884-1909), who married Josef Hirsh ROTTERSMAN (formerly FLEISCHER) (1875-1941);Tauba ROTTERSMAN (1893-1941); Majer (1901-1915); and Rachel (1903-1905).  Tauba married Josef Hirsh after Ryfka Ruchla's death.

After Malka Rottersman died in 1906, Isaac remarried.  He married Itel LANDWIRTH, born in 1881 in Ludwinow.  They had nine children, of which I only was aware of one, Nutke (Nathan) (1915-1996), who eventually settled in New Orleans.  The others were Chaim Baruch (1907-1944); Meilech (1909-1945); Josef (1911-1945); Henne (1913-1945); Elle Rottersman FISZ (born 1918); Arye (1921-1922); Adel (died 1945); and Olga (died 1945).  Itel died in 1939; most of her children perished in the Shoah.

We think Isaac Rottersman's father was named Szmuel, born in Wisnicz and died in Bochnia.  In my research, I have found many other branches that may have ties to the region.  The list is so numerous that I will not add it here, but you can read it with the attached file.  I suspect that most of these Rottersmans are related.  Please contact me if you are familiar with any of the names on the list.
--
Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...

New Nasielsk Cemetery Inscription Resource - Russian and Hebrew Translation Request

Aaron Slotnik
 

Hello Genners,

I recently became aware of a "new" resource available from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP - http://cahjp.nli.org.il/webfm_send/1006 on page 37) for the town of Nasielsk to the northeast of Warsaw:

NASIELSK (pow. Pultusk, woj. warszawskie) 1910 Microfilms: Copies of
inscriptions from synagogues and tombstones [H, R], 1910. (RGIA, St.
Petersburg, Departament dukhovnykh del…)

The material was acquired by another researcher and I've been able to start to review it.  While there is a lot of material in Russian, the majority and the focus is tombstone inscriptions from the now non-existent Jewish cemetery.  The images are quite clear and the word for word handwritten inscriptions are also quite good for the most part . . . some of them are even printed.

I'm trying to understand what the context of the material is and perhaps why it was created.  I'm hopeful that information may be in the first few pages of the Russian material, perhaps an introduction and explanation.  I've attached the pages here for review.  I'm not looking for a word for word translation at this time, rather a summary of what it says.

Please reply privately if you are able to read these or for any questions.

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL  USA

KIMCHE, WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok and Grodno area, Poland
GOLDBERG, KATZ - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK, RZEZNIK - Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Zakroczym, and Nasielsk, Poland
SCHAPIRA - Jagielnica and Horodenka, Ukraine
BLUMENTHAL, KANTOR, TREISTER, ELLENBOGEN - Borshchiv, Husiatyn and Horodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON, LIEBERMANN, ELKOVITS, VAISZ, SAMUEL - Salaj, Satu Mare, and Maramures Counties, Romania