Re: Looking fro relatives of Isaac Schneirow #general #usa

Janet Furba

Search in Russian for Исаак Шнееров.
Janet Furba,

Re: Tiktin Family of Rabbis #poland

David Seldner

There are 1.5 pages in the "Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner", I have copied and am pasting
the main information about his life here, there are references where you can find more about him.
Use DeepL or google to translate the text, there are more Tiktins in there, too. I recommend to
download the book if you want to know more.

1775 TIKTIN, Abraham, gen. Pätah. ha-Bayith, geb. 24. Dez. 1764 in Swarzędz (Schwersenz),
Großpolen, gest. 27. Dez. 1820 in Breslau. - Sohn des Gedalja aus Tykocin bei Białystok, des
„Dajan von Schwersenz“, und seiner Frau Freidel. Erziehung nach dem Tode des Vaters (1773)
durch die Ehemänner seiner Schwestern Jitte und Eidel, den Rb. Isaak-Mordechai b. Baruch in
Grodzisk (Grätz) und den Posener Dajan Jakob; nach seiner Heirat mit Esther Kuttner (Kutschinski),
Tochter des Aron K., lebt er 12 Jahre lernend u. lehrend bei seinen Schwiegereltern in Swarzędz,
ernährt sich vom Handel, versieht seit 1797 kurzzeitig auch das örtliche Rabbinat. Später
Rb. in Łęczyca (Luntschütz) in Russ.-Großpolen, 1803 Oberrb. in Glogau, übt dort bis zum Gesetz
von 1812 auch zivilrichterliche Funktionen aus; 12. Okt. 1816 „Oberlandesrabbiner bei der
Schlesischen Gemeinde“ mit Sitz in Breslau und 750 Tl. Gehalt; er galt bei seiner Anstellung als
ein Mann, der „nicht bloß die erforderlichen rabbinischen Kenntnisse besitzt und als rechtschaffen
bekannt ist, sondern zugleich auch befähigt ist, die erbaulichen Vorträge und Reden in der
Landessprache gehörig zu halten und die erforderlichen Eigenschaften besitzt, der ihm anvertrauten
Gemeinde ein liebevoller Führer und ein weiser Ratgeber zu sein“ (Lucas und Heitmann, S.
247f.). 1819 trägt er zu den ’Eläh divrē ha-berīth bei. Hatte kurz vor seinem Tode einen Ruf auf
das Fürther Oberrt. angenommen. Seine Frau erhielt in Breslau eine Pension von 400 Tl.

Good luck and best wishes!
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany

Re: Help needed tracing descendants of Hannah WEISS GELLER us citizen last location New York #usa


I have Mendelson ancestry from Belarus Russia. One of them married a wife named Geller. Don't know if its any connection. I can look into it if you give me a little more details to Hannah.
Sarah Greenberg (USA-CT)

Re: Searching for a relative who escaped to USA from Nazi Germany during WWII #germany #usa #belarus


Dear Barbara thank you

He escaped to USA on the ship during 1941-1945 from Nazi regime in Germany
He has already been an adult
His father's middle name was: Василий 
(I think it shall be spelled Vasiliy)

Time being this is the information which I have
Mykola Kazadayev

Looking fro relatives of Isaac Schneirow #general #usa

Lisa Liel

My cousin Benjamin Zimbrow came to America in 1906, and the passenger manifest says he was coming to a cousin named Itze Schneirow in Chicago.  I have no idea how he's related, but I thought it would be a good avenue to go down.  If there's anyone here with Isaac Schneirow on their tree, I'd love to talk.

Lisa Liel

Re: Jews with Christian names #names

Alan Cohen

It is often forgotten that Jesus as well as his close followers were all Jewish. So it is not surprising that Jews are occasionally given the same names. It is the modern Christians who have, in the trendy phrase, culturately oppropriated the names. I had a cousin named Paul zl who was definitely Jewish and of Ukrainian origin. 

Alan Cohen

SIMFEROPOL WEBSIT- #ukraine #JewishGenUpdates

The above is the LINK to our new Simferopol website. Please contact me, if you have any questions or material which is fitting for our website. Thanking you,
ESTHER : estherahr@...
 Esther Rechtshafner

Re: Tiktin Family of Rabbis #poland


Dear Karen Saunders,


I hope any replies to you can be shared with me.


My relationship to Rabbi Gedaliah Tiktin is as a distant cousin. He performed the marriage of my great grandmother Selma Weinbaum (descended from Rabbi Chaim ben Aron Kroner of Dyhernfurth) to my great grandfather Leo Schwarz (descended from Rabbi Chaim Schwarz of Kempen, Posen) in 1884 in Dyhernfurth, 10 km north of Breslau (Wroclaw).


We have a letter from Selma’s Titktin cousins. The letter is dated September 8, 1885 from Breslau and they are from an E. Tiktin, her daughter Emma Tiktin and her husband Erich Albert Tiktin.


As far as I can trace it, my great grandmother (Fanny Kroner)'s grandmother, Sarah Landau, was a sister to Rachel Wolff Landau who married Solomon Tiktin.There are Landaus buried in the Jewish cemetery on Lohestrasse in Breslau.


The White Stork Synagogue in Breslau, whose reconstruction was organized by Bente Kahan and her foundation, have the Tiktins in their temporary exhibition and Bente may know where to find more records…she does not answer me however since I donated a pulpit sized Pentateuch illustrated by Gustav Dore with an Ex-Libris from Breslau.



Bente Kahan Foundation

Wroclaw Center for Jewish Culture and Education

in The White Stork Synagogue




Here is more information I have found in my own searches:

Per die Juden in Deutschland von der Romerzeit bis zur Weimarere Republik by Nachum T. Gidal,  copy of lithograph from Inkunable der vier Gebruder Henschel, 1812 says "Rabbi Abraham Ticktin (1764-1820), Oberlandesrabbiner zu Breslau.  Wie seine Vorfahren und Nachkommen, war Abraham Ticktin ein Reprasentat orthdoxen Judentums." Rabbi Abraham Ticktin, Chief Rabbi of Breslau.  As his ancestors and his descendants, he was a representative of Orthodox Judaism.  Portrait on p. 126.


No answer from Max Tiktin whose address is below this narrative:


Gedalye = Daniel


Gedalja Tiktin, born in 1808 in Czestochowa, was a royal rabbi in Silesia and belonged to the orthodox circle of the "Landschul" (Antoniengasse) in Breslau. In 1843 he was elected rabbi by members of this old religious group and then officially represented the interests of the local Orthodox. By cabinet order (1854) he was appointed State Rabbi of Silesia by the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV. Conflicts within the divided community (with the reform-oriented Breslau city rabbi Abraham Geiger at the time) were only settled under Rabbi Manuel Joel. Gedalja Tiktin, whose commitment to social causes was widely recognized, died in Breslau in 1886.


Buried in Breslau Jewish Cemetery on Lohestrasses (now Slezna), tombstone is an obelisk written entirely in Hebrew.  Next to him is smaller obelisk of wife, and then a smaller obelisk of his daughter.  Writing solely in Hebrew was a protest against Germanization i.e., assimilation of the Jewish people.  In the Breslau Jewish Cemetery booklet bought there, the location of his grave is #75.


This is a very bad translation:

In Dyhernfurth appeared in 1772, the first Jewish newspaper in the German Reich ( "Privileged Dyhernfurter newspaper"); there were texts German-made in Hebrew. 1834 in the print shop's last work was published; the publisher was six years later finally closed. 


In the following years, gradually increased the number of Jews living in Dyhernfurth; however they needed the approval of the Royal. Chamber and the local manorial. With their right of establishment is not permission to local trade was connected; at most they could seek for trading the Fairs Silesia.


After initially a room was used in the printing plant as prayer hall, built at the beginning of the 18th century an inconspicuous synagogue; this was then replaced by another house in the Judengasse due to disrepair 1785 to Mid-19th century was the time already shrinking community in Flurstraße build a new synagogue building that purely external rather resembled a village church or chapel and as a special feature probably had a bell. The solemn consecration was consummated in January 1848 from Brzeger Rabbi Kroner and the Wroclaw Orthodox Chief Rabbi Gedalie Tiktin.


Challenge Memorandum 1894 - my great-great grandfather’s dairy, in which he wrote: August 8: "1886 gest Konigl ? und Gedalye Tiktin in Breslau" 


>Jewish Encyclopedia, 1911:  Rabbi in Breslau 1843.


>Per Sydney Levine:  In 1998 I was speaking with -- who said he knew Max Tiktin who was a professor at George Washington University.  I had his address from Elyse Eisenberg who also traces her family back to a Tiktin. [ If you want this, please ask me directly]  I wrote him an inquiry letter as did Elyse (cc’d here), but we got no response.


Please let me know of any responses you receive.


Thank you!

Sydney Levine





Sydney J. Levine
Los Angeles CA and Berlin, Germany

Re: Tiktin Family of Rabbis #poland


I am also related . The Storch Synagogue in Wroclaw might have records. Elyse Eisenberg whom i cc here also has done some research. At Storch Synagogue, contact
Bente Kahan or her Foundation.
Sydney Levine
Sydney J. Levine
Los Angeles CA and Berlin, Germany

SCJGS Sunday, April 18th at 1pm Pacific Standard Time- Jewish Genealogy DNA Basics and Beyond #announcements #dna #education #events

Leah Kushner

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society (SCJGS) invites you at 1pm Pacific Standard Time on April 18th

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David Ellis is JGSGB Board member and leader of the Litvak and Galicia SIGs.   He discovered dozens of ancestors unknown to his relatives and initiated contact 
with distant cousins who were out of touch for many years.  He enjoys helping people research their ancestry and is writing a document describing his research.

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Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society (SCJGS)

Tiktin Family of Rabbis #poland


Hello, I am wondering if anyone has access to records which may provide info./details on the parents of my ggggrandfather Abraham ben Gedaliah Tiktin
With many thanks.
Karen Saunders
- researching Tiktin, Wallerstein, Horowitz, Davidow, Stern, Frank
Abraham ben Gedaliah Tiktin
Prussian rabbi

Main results


Born: 24 December 1764, Swarzędz, Poland
Died: 27 December 1820, Wrocław, Poland

Hello. I would like to join to research info about my 4 x g grandfather Abraham ben Gedaliah Tiktin 1764 - 1820. With thx.

Re: Are "Muni" and "Munya" nicknames? For what name? #names


Now that we're wandering a bit further afield on names, I am reminded the same ggp who had the sister named Manya (or Maria) had another sister (Ida) whose husband apparently was killed in WWII serving in the Russian Army. Ida gave his name as "Musia" (or at least the name was translated that way) in the set of post-war letters I have. Wondering what Musia could be a nickname or variant of, as that might help me look up Ida's husband in the Russian Army databases.


Gary Ehrlich
Rockville, MD
SCVIRSCI, Zhivotov, Ukraine; WASHLIKOVSKY/WASHALKOWSKY, SATER, Bialystock, Poland;
LIFSHITS/LIFSHITZ, GOROVITZ, HOROVITZ, Lvov, Ukraine; Ufa and Moscow, Russia
YAGUDA, Albany, NY

Re: Seeking male descendants of Jean GOLDKETTE #dna #unitedkingdom

David Ziants

In my post, I should have suggested to see:,_Duke_of_Edinburgh

to understand why this is relevant to  Constantine I , King of the Greeks.

David Ziants

Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel

Re: Jews with Christian names #names

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz

In Prussia, until 1850, it was forbidden by the state to give Jews names such as "Friedrich" and "Wilhelm" (names of Prussian kings), as well as distinctly Christian names such as Peter, Paul, Christian, Maria, etc. In later decades, these strict regulations no longer applied.

Ruth Leiserowitz
Berlin / Warsaw

April 13: CJH Genealogy Coffee Break #events #announcements #usa

Moriah Amit

Tomorrow (4/13) at 3:30 pm Eastern Time, tune into the Center for Jewish History's Facebook page for the next episode of Genealogy Coffee Break. We'll teach you how to search for your immigrant ancestors in the records of the Industrial Removal Office and the Baron de Hirsch Fund. We welcome you to pose your questions to our librarians during the live broadcast. There is no registration or log in. To join the live webinar, click "Follow" or "Like" on the top of the Center's Facebook page and a notification will pop up on your screen when the webinar goes live. Note: If the notification doesn't appear or if you don't have a Facebook account, you can still watch the webinar on our Facebook videos page once it goes live. Catch up on the entire series here.
Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian, Center for Jewish History
New York, NY

Re: August 1882 Prienai Pogrom: Any Documents from the Trial? #lithuania #poland

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz

The following article (DARIUS STALIŪNAS (2004) Anti-Jewish disturbances in the North-Western provinces in the early 1880s, East European Jewish Affairs, 34:2, 119-138, DOI: 10.1080/1350167052000340913  ) elaborates among others on the events in Prienai, citing a Russian dossier as a source.But the article give no names. The author, Dr. Darius Staliunas, is a researcher at the Institute of History of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.   

Ruth Leiserowitz
Berlin / Warsaw

Ludza - Town Manager? #latvia #general

Steven Granek

Is there a JewishGen “town manager” for Ludza (name in present day Latvia)??
Thank you -
Steve Granek

Barcelona Entry Document? #records

Steven Granek

Can anyone make sense of what this below document actually is and tells one?  I have a Joseph Granek in my family tree - the brother of my Grandfather - no resolution as to what became of him -one of those ‘black holes’ so far.   He lived - I THINK in Lodz but perhaps in Kalisz or even Pabianice.
Here’s the document

Steve Granek

Help in translation of gravestone #translation

Enid Rose

Assistance needed to translate Hebrew on family gravestone.
Paramus NJ
to translate Hebrew on family gravestone

Help needed tracing descendants of Hannah WEISS GELLER us citizen last location New York #usa

Cynthia Hollinsworth

I am trying to trace descendants of Hannah Weiss Geller who was married to my Uncle Wolf (William) Geller from Tarnow, Galicia, Poland.

Hannah was a US citizen and the passenger list of the Ship Batory shows that on 24 August 1939 at age 28 she left the Polish port of Gdynia on the Batory, one week before the Nazis invaded Poland on 1 Sept 1939. She arrived New York on 5 Sept 1939.   (She became a naturalised US citizen in September 1935). The ship manifest showed an address in Brooklyn.


My Uncle Wolf died in the Shoah.

Cynthia Hollinsworth Cornwall

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