Date   

October meeting JGSGB #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

presents

Organizit: Reducing Your Genealogy Clutter
Rhoda Miller

Sunday, October 16, 2005
1:30-4:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, Newton Centre, Massachusetts

This talk will present creative solutions and
problem-solving ideas for genealogy researchers interested
in getting organized, so they can free up mental and
physical space for more research. Miller will discuss
clutter: how it happens and what to do about it. She will
explain how to organize files, documents, photographs,
correspondence, research projects, and research materials.
In a lively and entertaining talk, she will also cover
methods of approaching a genealogy project and how to plan
for a research trip.

Rhoda Miller, vice president of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Long Island, is a Certified Genealogical Record
Searcher and has lectured and volunteered widely on
genealogy in the New York City area and at international
genealogy conferences. She is a doctoral candidate
conducting research on the relationship of family history
and the retention and persistence of first generation
college students. She also teaches a family history course
at Dowling College in Oakdale, New York.

Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton Centre, is our new
meeting place. >from Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 17 (at
Newton Corner), follow signs to "Newton Ctr". Take Centre St
(south) to the traffic light at Ward St (after college
campus) and take a left. OR >from Commonwealth Ave, go north
on Centre St to the next traffic light. Take a right onto
Ward St. Temple Emanuel is a few blocks down on the left.
For maps and detailed directions, visit our web page at
emanuel.jgsgb.org .

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.
Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming programs:

Nov. 6 Tom Weiss, "Researching My Family In Europe:
Successes And Failures" (at Gann Academy)

Dec. 11 Jill Culiner, "Footsteps of the Romanian Jewish
Fusgeyers"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston is a
nonprofit organization of individuals interested in
genealogical research. It conducts monthly educational
programs.

617-796-8522 info@... www.jgsgb.org

--
Tom Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen October meeting JGSGB #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

presents

Organizit: Reducing Your Genealogy Clutter
Rhoda Miller

Sunday, October 16, 2005
1:30-4:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, Newton Centre, Massachusetts

This talk will present creative solutions and
problem-solving ideas for genealogy researchers interested
in getting organized, so they can free up mental and
physical space for more research. Miller will discuss
clutter: how it happens and what to do about it. She will
explain how to organize files, documents, photographs,
correspondence, research projects, and research materials.
In a lively and entertaining talk, she will also cover
methods of approaching a genealogy project and how to plan
for a research trip.

Rhoda Miller, vice president of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Long Island, is a Certified Genealogical Record
Searcher and has lectured and volunteered widely on
genealogy in the New York City area and at international
genealogy conferences. She is a doctoral candidate
conducting research on the relationship of family history
and the retention and persistence of first generation
college students. She also teaches a family history course
at Dowling College in Oakdale, New York.

Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton Centre, is our new
meeting place. >from Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 17 (at
Newton Corner), follow signs to "Newton Ctr". Take Centre St
(south) to the traffic light at Ward St (after college
campus) and take a left. OR >from Commonwealth Ave, go north
on Centre St to the next traffic light. Take a right onto
Ward St. Temple Emanuel is a few blocks down on the left.
For maps and detailed directions, visit our web page at
emanuel.jgsgb.org .

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.
Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming programs:

Nov. 6 Tom Weiss, "Researching My Family In Europe:
Successes And Failures" (at Gann Academy)

Dec. 11 Jill Culiner, "Footsteps of the Romanian Jewish
Fusgeyers"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston is a
nonprofit organization of individuals interested in
genealogical research. It conducts monthly educational
programs.

617-796-8522 info@... www.jgsgb.org

--
Tom Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@...


S.E. ROSENBAUM of Goltsch Jenikau, Caslauer Kreis #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I would like to thank Alexander Woodle for the wonderful treasury he
presented us with in: http://www.ajhs.org/reference/adaje.cfm.

Alex writes: "through this portal you are able to enter a Proquest site
that houses the American Jewish Historical Society's journal >from 1893-1978.
I have not fully explored this site, but I did look quickly using the
keywords Bohemian and Jews. An interesting entry was a travel journal
of a Bohemian Jew leaving his homeland for America after the 1848
revolution."

"A Voyage to America 90 years ago" is fascinating. Prof Guido Kisch's
introduction is valuable, however unless you read the German original,
you miss the *real gems*.

I like this account as it brings to life a young man [S.E. ROSENBAUM]
growing up just after the 1793 census of Bohemia, which I have been
studying in depth. The diary also confirms many of the things we have
discovered on our SIG, namely how a young man aged 25 in 1847, >from a
not very privileged background, had the sort of educational grounding
in German, that many today would envy. He was an amateur painter, versed
in classical literature and the German classics - he wrote beautifully,
expressively and with humour. He had travelled to Vienna, Prague and
Kolin. He also visited Strakonitz, Prachiner Kreis, where believe it
or not, he lived with the WEIL family who owned the large fez factory
we have written about on our SIG [search our message archives with the
word *Fez*, see ref 2]. ROSENBAUM was the brother-in-law of a rabbi
FURTH in Strakonitz - so could he be related to the Strakonitz FURTH
family who also owned a fez factory and later founded the Sanatorium
Furth, Vienna where I was born, which I wrote about recently [see ref 3]?

Sigger Jane Reber's LOWY great-grandfather was a superintendant in a
Strakonitz fez factories and I discovered Sigger Paul King's forbear
Joseph POLLAK lodged with Juda WEIL of Letti, Prachiner Kreis, who may
well be a relative of the Fez WEIL family. Sigger Susan Boyer also has
Bohemian FURTH relatives who may also be linked.

S.E ROSENBAUM has actually been listed on our own Austria-Czech website
for many years - see: http://www.jewishgen.org/bohmor/early_immig.html

Our young man obviously believes Bohemia is *the tops*. 19 May 1847;
he comments on the food on board the Colibri two-masted brig. For him
Bohemian cooking is of course, the best in the world - "the worst
Hannoverian cook is a Bohemian compared with the ship's cook."

On May 27 he refers to Gottlieb SAPHIR and mentions the fame of Cantor
SULZER in Vienna [see my recent posting on the name changes in Hohenems].
On the 19th May 5pm he quotes a Bohemian idiom denoting sea-sickness -
something about a Frankfurter travelling on a train to Breslau!! This
is probably the only time this phrase has been resurrected since it
was used in every day speech in the 1800s.

On 23 May, he amusingly tells us that a suave German - Herr LAZARUS
from Hamburg is not a WEDELES or SECKELES >from Prague. Was this an
*in-joke* when referring to Prague Jews?

And then he passes the coast of "proud England full of factories"
[echoes of William Blake's Jerusalem and the dark satanic mills perhaps?
- see ref. 4]. He mentions the Goodwin Sands; sees the White Cliffs
of Dover and steam trains passing by. [30 May]

2 June: We also get a glimpse of the Bohemian character as perceived
in the 1840s - "sea travel is not for Bohemians as they are *far too
impatient*, but it is for Germans!

7 June: Great excitment as two whales appear.

18 June: He dreams of home perhaps? The sea is so calm that *Nepujdu
domu* {see ref. 5} could be played on it by Louis with a forte piano.
He feels he could call to Sophie and Bernhard - these must be his siblings.

8th July: with landfall in NY within his sight, our diarist shows his
pride in the Kaiser and the mighty Habsburg Empire by stating that he
has not been as happy since his brother Bernhard took him to the Prater
and they saw the Kaiser, nine years before [he would have been 16!].
See above.

So who was this young man? I am lucky enough to be able to explore this
in the 1793 census which Prof Kisch could not readily consult in 1939.
C.E. ROSENBAUM is probably the grandson of Samuel ROSENBAUM, Handelsmann
of Goltsch Jenikau. Samuel had a first-born son Manasses and four daughters.
There is also Handelsmann Moises ROSENBAUM in the town with sons Joachim,
Lazar and Joseph and three daughters. S.E ROSENBAUM could be named Samuel -
we are not told but we do know that his father, who died before the
journey, was E. ROSENBAUM.

The diarist refers to Habern/Habry as his home as well, but in 1793
there was no ROSENBAUM family living there - only an orphan Luzia ROSENBAUM,
a maid.

Sadly, the two grandchildren of S.E. ROSENBAUM were unwilling to cooperate
with Prof. Kisch so we know little more about him. He may have died
in Allenstown, Pa sometime after May 1903 as he added a schoolboy-type
note to his diary saying that the diary was now 56 years old and he was
81 years & 9 weeks old! He never returned to his homeland to see his
no-doubt, heartbroken mother and siblings. There should be some of his
oil paintings somewhere - in Allenstown Pa. perhaps? It would be great
to locate them.

Celia Male [U.K.]

References:

1. American Jewish Historical Soc. Vol 35, 1939, 65-78

2. Austria-Czech message archives have many references to fez manufacture
in Strakonitz including: 2 Jun 2002 ..... I have still not heard about
the possibility of WEILLs having lived in that town, which is indicated
in the writeup for the Jewish cemetery in Strakonice/Strakonitz as shown
on .... the International Jewish Cemetery project {where it} mentions the
WEILL family has being owners of a *fez factory*. How can I further research
this particular fact? Bernie Weill - Brooklyn, New York.

Answer: Bernie, we now have them listed in the census of Bohemia of 1793.
Celia

3. See Austria-Czech message archives 15 & 16 Aug 2005: Sanatorium
Furth, Vienna - Birth and Death links

4. William Blake's *Jerusalem* written in 1804: http://tinyurl.com/bavag

5. Bohemian National Song


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech S.E. ROSENBAUM of Goltsch Jenikau, Caslauer Kreis #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I would like to thank Alexander Woodle for the wonderful treasury he
presented us with in: http://www.ajhs.org/reference/adaje.cfm.

Alex writes: "through this portal you are able to enter a Proquest site
that houses the American Jewish Historical Society's journal >from 1893-1978.
I have not fully explored this site, but I did look quickly using the
keywords Bohemian and Jews. An interesting entry was a travel journal
of a Bohemian Jew leaving his homeland for America after the 1848
revolution."

"A Voyage to America 90 years ago" is fascinating. Prof Guido Kisch's
introduction is valuable, however unless you read the German original,
you miss the *real gems*.

I like this account as it brings to life a young man [S.E. ROSENBAUM]
growing up just after the 1793 census of Bohemia, which I have been
studying in depth. The diary also confirms many of the things we have
discovered on our SIG, namely how a young man aged 25 in 1847, >from a
not very privileged background, had the sort of educational grounding
in German, that many today would envy. He was an amateur painter, versed
in classical literature and the German classics - he wrote beautifully,
expressively and with humour. He had travelled to Vienna, Prague and
Kolin. He also visited Strakonitz, Prachiner Kreis, where believe it
or not, he lived with the WEIL family who owned the large fez factory
we have written about on our SIG [search our message archives with the
word *Fez*, see ref 2]. ROSENBAUM was the brother-in-law of a rabbi
FURTH in Strakonitz - so could he be related to the Strakonitz FURTH
family who also owned a fez factory and later founded the Sanatorium
Furth, Vienna where I was born, which I wrote about recently [see ref 3]?

Sigger Jane Reber's LOWY great-grandfather was a superintendant in a
Strakonitz fez factories and I discovered Sigger Paul King's forbear
Joseph POLLAK lodged with Juda WEIL of Letti, Prachiner Kreis, who may
well be a relative of the Fez WEIL family. Sigger Susan Boyer also has
Bohemian FURTH relatives who may also be linked.

S.E ROSENBAUM has actually been listed on our own Austria-Czech website
for many years - see: http://www.jewishgen.org/bohmor/early_immig.html

Our young man obviously believes Bohemia is *the tops*. 19 May 1847;
he comments on the food on board the Colibri two-masted brig. For him
Bohemian cooking is of course, the best in the world - "the worst
Hannoverian cook is a Bohemian compared with the ship's cook."

On May 27 he refers to Gottlieb SAPHIR and mentions the fame of Cantor
SULZER in Vienna [see my recent posting on the name changes in Hohenems].
On the 19th May 5pm he quotes a Bohemian idiom denoting sea-sickness -
something about a Frankfurter travelling on a train to Breslau!! This
is probably the only time this phrase has been resurrected since it
was used in every day speech in the 1800s.

On 23 May, he amusingly tells us that a suave German - Herr LAZARUS
from Hamburg is not a WEDELES or SECKELES >from Prague. Was this an
*in-joke* when referring to Prague Jews?

And then he passes the coast of "proud England full of factories"
[echoes of William Blake's Jerusalem and the dark satanic mills perhaps?
- see ref. 4]. He mentions the Goodwin Sands; sees the White Cliffs
of Dover and steam trains passing by. [30 May]

2 June: We also get a glimpse of the Bohemian character as perceived
in the 1840s - "sea travel is not for Bohemians as they are *far too
impatient*, but it is for Germans!

7 June: Great excitment as two whales appear.

18 June: He dreams of home perhaps? The sea is so calm that *Nepujdu
domu* {see ref. 5} could be played on it by Louis with a forte piano.
He feels he could call to Sophie and Bernhard - these must be his siblings.

8th July: with landfall in NY within his sight, our diarist shows his
pride in the Kaiser and the mighty Habsburg Empire by stating that he
has not been as happy since his brother Bernhard took him to the Prater
and they saw the Kaiser, nine years before [he would have been 16!].
See above.

So who was this young man? I am lucky enough to be able to explore this
in the 1793 census which Prof Kisch could not readily consult in 1939.
C.E. ROSENBAUM is probably the grandson of Samuel ROSENBAUM, Handelsmann
of Goltsch Jenikau. Samuel had a first-born son Manasses and four daughters.
There is also Handelsmann Moises ROSENBAUM in the town with sons Joachim,
Lazar and Joseph and three daughters. S.E ROSENBAUM could be named Samuel -
we are not told but we do know that his father, who died before the
journey, was E. ROSENBAUM.

The diarist refers to Habern/Habry as his home as well, but in 1793
there was no ROSENBAUM family living there - only an orphan Luzia ROSENBAUM,
a maid.

Sadly, the two grandchildren of S.E. ROSENBAUM were unwilling to cooperate
with Prof. Kisch so we know little more about him. He may have died
in Allenstown, Pa sometime after May 1903 as he added a schoolboy-type
note to his diary saying that the diary was now 56 years old and he was
81 years & 9 weeks old! He never returned to his homeland to see his
no-doubt, heartbroken mother and siblings. There should be some of his
oil paintings somewhere - in Allenstown Pa. perhaps? It would be great
to locate them.

Celia Male [U.K.]

References:

1. American Jewish Historical Soc. Vol 35, 1939, 65-78

2. Austria-Czech message archives have many references to fez manufacture
in Strakonitz including: 2 Jun 2002 ..... I have still not heard about
the possibility of WEILLs having lived in that town, which is indicated
in the writeup for the Jewish cemetery in Strakonice/Strakonitz as shown
on .... the International Jewish Cemetery project {where it} mentions the
WEILL family has being owners of a *fez factory*. How can I further research
this particular fact? Bernie Weill - Brooklyn, New York.

Answer: Bernie, we now have them listed in the census of Bohemia of 1793.
Celia

3. See Austria-Czech message archives 15 & 16 Aug 2005: Sanatorium
Furth, Vienna - Birth and Death links

4. William Blake's *Jerusalem* written in 1804: http://tinyurl.com/bavag

5. Bohemian National Song


Help find my second cousin #austria-czech

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

On a recent trip to Vienna, I found my grandfather's siblings
after several years of searching. Unfortunately, I also discovered
that all of my grandfather's siblings who lived in Vienna until 1938
perished in the Holocaust along with most of their families. But, I
recently discovered that at least one of his brother's children
survived WWII and came to the US in 1951. I have obtained the
Arrival Record >from HIAS. The names of the family members were
Hermann Fraenkel (a umlaut indicated by ae) , his wife Franziska, and
their son Ulrich Wilhelm. The parents anglicized their names to
Herman and Frances Frankel. I don't know how Ulrich anglicized his
name, but I assume he did.

>from the Social Security Death Index, I have learned that
Herman died in 1972 with his last address in Queens, NY and Franziska
died in 1982 with her last address in Long Beach, NY. Because they
died less than 50 years ago and I am not a direct descendant, it is
my understanding that I cannot get the death certificates for the
parents either >from the State of New York or >from the City of New
York. This might give me a clue to their sons new name or his
address.

Nevertheless, I have written to the Clerk's office in Long
Beach to see if I could get any information about the son >from the
death certificate of his mother. Although Frances Frankel's last
address was in Long Beach, the clerk has written me that she did not
die there so they don't have the death record.

I know that all three persons became US citizens (I have the
dates and certificate numbers) but I cannot get their petitions
because I cannot prove they are deceased since I cannot get death
certificates.

I have tried various means of searching for Ulrich Frankel on
the Internet without success, perhaps because that is no longer his
name.

Is there any one out there who might have known these people
or who knows Ulrich? Any thoughts on how I might locate him would be
appreciated. Please respond to me privately at tfweiss@....

Thank you very much,
--
Thomas Fischer Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@...

Researching:
FRENKEL (Buchach, Vienna); BUCHHALTER (Skalat); ENGEL (Vienna);
FISCHER (Hriskov, Schlan, Prague); FRAENKEL, FRUCHTER (Rozhnyatov,
Vienna); KATZ (Schlan); KLEPETAR (Jistebnice); MEISELS (Nadworna,
Vienna); OLLOP (Vienna); ORLIK (Pohor, Jistebnice, Benesov, Tabor);
QUADRATSTEIN (Vienna, Saarbrucken); VODICKA (Dobronitz, Jistebnice,
Benesov, Tabor)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Help find my second cousin #austria-czech

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

On a recent trip to Vienna, I found my grandfather's siblings
after several years of searching. Unfortunately, I also discovered
that all of my grandfather's siblings who lived in Vienna until 1938
perished in the Holocaust along with most of their families. But, I
recently discovered that at least one of his brother's children
survived WWII and came to the US in 1951. I have obtained the
Arrival Record >from HIAS. The names of the family members were
Hermann Fraenkel (a umlaut indicated by ae) , his wife Franziska, and
their son Ulrich Wilhelm. The parents anglicized their names to
Herman and Frances Frankel. I don't know how Ulrich anglicized his
name, but I assume he did.

>from the Social Security Death Index, I have learned that
Herman died in 1972 with his last address in Queens, NY and Franziska
died in 1982 with her last address in Long Beach, NY. Because they
died less than 50 years ago and I am not a direct descendant, it is
my understanding that I cannot get the death certificates for the
parents either >from the State of New York or >from the City of New
York. This might give me a clue to their sons new name or his
address.

Nevertheless, I have written to the Clerk's office in Long
Beach to see if I could get any information about the son >from the
death certificate of his mother. Although Frances Frankel's last
address was in Long Beach, the clerk has written me that she did not
die there so they don't have the death record.

I know that all three persons became US citizens (I have the
dates and certificate numbers) but I cannot get their petitions
because I cannot prove they are deceased since I cannot get death
certificates.

I have tried various means of searching for Ulrich Frankel on
the Internet without success, perhaps because that is no longer his
name.

Is there any one out there who might have known these people
or who knows Ulrich? Any thoughts on how I might locate him would be
appreciated. Please respond to me privately at tfweiss@....

Thank you very much,
--
Thomas Fischer Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@...

Researching:
FRENKEL (Buchach, Vienna); BUCHHALTER (Skalat); ENGEL (Vienna);
FISCHER (Hriskov, Schlan, Prague); FRAENKEL, FRUCHTER (Rozhnyatov,
Vienna); KATZ (Schlan); KLEPETAR (Jistebnice); MEISELS (Nadworna,
Vienna); OLLOP (Vienna); ORLIK (Pohor, Jistebnice, Benesov, Tabor);
QUADRATSTEIN (Vienna, Saarbrucken); VODICKA (Dobronitz, Jistebnice,
Benesov, Tabor)


NEWMAN - 1920s NYC - Otto, Carrie, son William, son "S", daughter "J" #austria-czech

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm searching for a niece of my great-grandmother (Eleanore NEUMANN nee
POLLAK) who I just discovered in the 1920 U.S. Census living on 9th Ave. in
NYC. The family is Otto NEWMAN (originally NEUMANN, a storekeeper, born
5/19/1882 near Kolodeje/Blatna, Czech Republic, arrived in U.S. in 1900),
his wife Carrie (born ~1884 in New York), sons William (born in NYC ~1917)
and "S" (born in NYC ~1915), and daughter "J" (born in NYC In 1919). I
cannot find them in the 1910 or 1930 U.S. Census. I also suspect they may
have converted to Christianity. Any information on this family would be
greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech NEWMAN - 1920s NYC - Otto, Carrie, son William, son "S", daughter "J" #austria-czech

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm searching for a niece of my great-grandmother (Eleanore NEUMANN nee
POLLAK) who I just discovered in the 1920 U.S. Census living on 9th Ave. in
NYC. The family is Otto NEWMAN (originally NEUMANN, a storekeeper, born
5/19/1882 near Kolodeje/Blatna, Czech Republic, arrived in U.S. in 1900),
his wife Carrie (born ~1884 in New York), sons William (born in NYC ~1917)
and "S" (born in NYC ~1915), and daughter "J" (born in NYC In 1919). I
cannot find them in the 1910 or 1930 U.S. Census. I also suspect they may
have converted to Christianity. Any information on this family would be
greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


LEFKOWITZ - 1930s NYC - Sam, Bertha, Mary, Mathilda #austria-czech

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm searching for a niece of my great-grandmother (Eleanore NEUMANN nee
POLLAK) who I just discovered in the 1930 U.S. Census living on E. 81st. St.
in NYC. The family is Samuel LEFKOWITZ (a tailor, born 5/24/1880 in
Austria-Hungary), wife Bertha (nee NEUMANN/NEWMAN; born 1877 in Kolodeje,
Czech Republic), daughters Mary (born NYC 1909) and Mathilda (born NYC
1912). Mary and Mathilda are listed as "typists". I cannot find them in
the 1910 or 1920 Censes. Any information about them will be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech LEFKOWITZ - 1930s NYC - Sam, Bertha, Mary, Mathilda #austria-czech

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm searching for a niece of my great-grandmother (Eleanore NEUMANN nee
POLLAK) who I just discovered in the 1930 U.S. Census living on E. 81st. St.
in NYC. The family is Samuel LEFKOWITZ (a tailor, born 5/24/1880 in
Austria-Hungary), wife Bertha (nee NEUMANN/NEWMAN; born 1877 in Kolodeje,
Czech Republic), daughters Mary (born NYC 1909) and Mathilda (born NYC
1912). Mary and Mathilda are listed as "typists". I cannot find them in
the 1910 or 1920 Censes. Any information about them will be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


WEISKOPF-1920s NYC-Sigmund, Anna, Charles, Leo #austria-czech

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm searching for a niece of my great-grandmother (Eleanore NEUMANN nee
POLLAK) who I just discovered in the 1910 and 1920 U.S. Census living on
10th Ave. in NYC. They are Sigmund WEISKOPF (or WEISSKOPF; born in Karlsbad
in 1879; listed as a dry goods storekeeper), his wife Anna nee NEUMANN (or
NEWMAN; born in Kolodeje, Czech Republic in 1880), and sons Charles (born in
NYC ~1903) and Leo (born in NYC ~1908). I cannot find them in the 1930 U.S.
Census. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech WEISKOPF-1920s NYC-Sigmund, Anna, Charles, Leo #austria-czech

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm searching for a niece of my great-grandmother (Eleanore NEUMANN nee
POLLAK) who I just discovered in the 1910 and 1920 U.S. Census living on
10th Ave. in NYC. They are Sigmund WEISKOPF (or WEISSKOPF; born in Karlsbad
in 1879; listed as a dry goods storekeeper), his wife Anna nee NEUMANN (or
NEWMAN; born in Kolodeje, Czech Republic in 1880), and sons Charles (born in
NYC ~1903) and Leo (born in NYC ~1908). I cannot find them in the 1930 U.S.
Census. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


Wesola Street Cemetary, Lodz #lodz #poland

S Grossnass <s@...>
 

bsd
Dear Lodz Group

Today I received the latest emailed messaged >from the Lodz Foundation with
information about their work on the Jewish Cemetery. Whilst I applaud their
work and this is very important, especially the database of those buried
there, the only mention made about the older Wesola Street Jewish Burial
Ground was that the Municipality agreed to put up a plaque on the site
commemorating those who are buried there.
For those who do not know, the Wesola Street Jewish Burial Ground is the
oldest dating >from 1811. In the 1950's this site was used to construct
residential homes and a road. Therefore, the whole site is completely
desecrated. This does not mean that there are no graves remaining there.
On the contrary, there are graves underneath the buildings and underneath
the road.
Having received no response >from this Foundation to my plea for reclamation
of the Wesola Street Jewish cemetary, I have now appealed to the Committee
for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe for their intervention
to reclaim this site for protection. So I am attaching below the email
which I sent to the CPJCE with copy to Chief Rabbi Schudrich of Poland and
Ada Holzman for the Lodz Landsmanschaft in Israel, for your information:
bsd
Kvod HaRabbanim shlita
Re: Lodz: Wesola Street Beis HaChaim, established 1811; today used for
residences etc.

Please could I appeal to Kvod HaRabbanim for your kind help in reclaiming
the above named Beis HaChaim which existed as a Beis HaChaim until the
1950's when it was used for residential construction and the site of a road.

There is a great deal of excellent work going on at present to reconstruct
the newer Beis Hachaim in Lodz and to create a database of those known to be
buried there. This is being done with great fanfare and elaborate web site
complete with pictures of the ongoing work. We applaud those involved in
this blessed work.
However the fate of the Wesola Street Beis HaChaim has been "swept under
the carpet" and no doubt the authorities in Lodz hope that the question of
the desecration of the Wesola Street Beis HaChaim would never resurface.

I am also deeply concerned because my beloved ancestors (who owned a Textile
factory in Lodz) are no doubt buried in Wesola Street and my family and I
are deeply pained by this atrocity.

I hereby appeal to you >from the depths of my heart to investigate this
matter and take steps to begin the procedure of reclamation of the Wesola
Street Beis HaChaim. If I can be of any assistance please be so kind and
let me know.

With best wishes
Ksiva VeChasima Tova
from Sheila Grossnass London
Among others the cemetery in the Wesola Street ceased to exist only in the
50s. A street was built on part of the cemetery, on Jewish graves apartment
houses rose. Today only old maps of the city and dilapidated fragments of
the 19th century cemetery wall are witness to the original character of this
place.

Will you join me in fighting for the reclamation of the Wesola Street
Cemetery in Lodz?

from Sheila Grossnass, London UK
Researching: PINCZEWSKI (Textile Factory of Lodz)
NAUMBERG (Rabbinical Family) KRANZ etc.

[MODERATOR NOTE: "Stary Cmentarz Zydowski w Lodzi" (1934) contains a Hebrew list
of gravestones and photographs of the Wesola Street Cemetery, commonly known as
the Old Jewish Cemetery in Lodz. In addition, this invaluable resource contains
biographies of prominent Jews buried there, a history of the Lodz burial society,
and detailed descriptive and statistical information about the cemetery (in Polish)
For further information, please visit the following pages on the Lodz ShtetLinks
web site: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/lodz/oldcem.htm and
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/lodz/tour10.htm ]


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Wesola Street Cemetary, Lodz #lodz #poland

S Grossnass <s@...>
 

bsd
Dear Lodz Group

Today I received the latest emailed messaged >from the Lodz Foundation with
information about their work on the Jewish Cemetery. Whilst I applaud their
work and this is very important, especially the database of those buried
there, the only mention made about the older Wesola Street Jewish Burial
Ground was that the Municipality agreed to put up a plaque on the site
commemorating those who are buried there.
For those who do not know, the Wesola Street Jewish Burial Ground is the
oldest dating >from 1811. In the 1950's this site was used to construct
residential homes and a road. Therefore, the whole site is completely
desecrated. This does not mean that there are no graves remaining there.
On the contrary, there are graves underneath the buildings and underneath
the road.
Having received no response >from this Foundation to my plea for reclamation
of the Wesola Street Jewish cemetary, I have now appealed to the Committee
for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe for their intervention
to reclaim this site for protection. So I am attaching below the email
which I sent to the CPJCE with copy to Chief Rabbi Schudrich of Poland and
Ada Holzman for the Lodz Landsmanschaft in Israel, for your information:
bsd
Kvod HaRabbanim shlita
Re: Lodz: Wesola Street Beis HaChaim, established 1811; today used for
residences etc.

Please could I appeal to Kvod HaRabbanim for your kind help in reclaiming
the above named Beis HaChaim which existed as a Beis HaChaim until the
1950's when it was used for residential construction and the site of a road.

There is a great deal of excellent work going on at present to reconstruct
the newer Beis Hachaim in Lodz and to create a database of those known to be
buried there. This is being done with great fanfare and elaborate web site
complete with pictures of the ongoing work. We applaud those involved in
this blessed work.
However the fate of the Wesola Street Beis HaChaim has been "swept under
the carpet" and no doubt the authorities in Lodz hope that the question of
the desecration of the Wesola Street Beis HaChaim would never resurface.

I am also deeply concerned because my beloved ancestors (who owned a Textile
factory in Lodz) are no doubt buried in Wesola Street and my family and I
are deeply pained by this atrocity.

I hereby appeal to you >from the depths of my heart to investigate this
matter and take steps to begin the procedure of reclamation of the Wesola
Street Beis HaChaim. If I can be of any assistance please be so kind and
let me know.

With best wishes
Ksiva VeChasima Tova
from Sheila Grossnass London
Among others the cemetery in the Wesola Street ceased to exist only in the
50s. A street was built on part of the cemetery, on Jewish graves apartment
houses rose. Today only old maps of the city and dilapidated fragments of
the 19th century cemetery wall are witness to the original character of this
place.

Will you join me in fighting for the reclamation of the Wesola Street
Cemetery in Lodz?

from Sheila Grossnass, London UK
Researching: PINCZEWSKI (Textile Factory of Lodz)
NAUMBERG (Rabbinical Family) KRANZ etc.

[MODERATOR NOTE: "Stary Cmentarz Zydowski w Lodzi" (1934) contains a Hebrew list
of gravestones and photographs of the Wesola Street Cemetery, commonly known as
the Old Jewish Cemetery in Lodz. In addition, this invaluable resource contains
biographies of prominent Jews buried there, a history of the Lodz burial society,
and detailed descriptive and statistical information about the cemetery (in Polish)
For further information, please visit the following pages on the Lodz ShtetLinks
web site: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/lodz/oldcem.htm and
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/lodz/tour10.htm ]


Lodz Windows Photos Exhibition #lodz #poland

meretz
 

I have been told that at the recent ex-Lodzers meeting at the Eretz Israel
Museum in Tel Aviv, there was shown a Lodz Windows photos exhibition. One of
the photos pictured the house on Yakuba street (Rembrendtstrasse) number 10.
This was the last address of my grandmother Ewa Dag Hornung, who had been
deported >from Prague to the ghetto. Could anybody please inform me where I
could see that photo?
Thanks,
Uriel Meretz, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Lodz Windows Photos Exhibition #lodz #poland

meretz
 

I have been told that at the recent ex-Lodzers meeting at the Eretz Israel
Museum in Tel Aviv, there was shown a Lodz Windows photos exhibition. One of
the photos pictured the house on Yakuba street (Rembrendtstrasse) number 10.
This was the last address of my grandmother Ewa Dag Hornung, who had been
deported >from Prague to the ghetto. Could anybody please inform me where I
could see that photo?
Thanks,
Uriel Meretz, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel


Hartford, CT. Genealogical Research #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

If anyone has experience doing genealogical research in Hartford, Connecticut, I'd
like to hear >from you.

I'm curious to know the process of acquiring birth, death and marriage
certificates directly >from the Hartford City Clerk if one visits the City Clerk in
person, as well as any resources or books specific to the Jewish community of
Hartford during the early 1900s, the old Jewish cemeteries, and anyone whose
family was involved in bootlegging industry there circa early 1920s.

Is there a book about the history of the Jews of Hartford? Has anyone done
extensive work with local newspaper research and/or getting old business records?

The families I'm researching are of Russian (Lithuanian/Belarus) descent with
these surnames:

BRONSKY, BRONSON, KLEIN, LAPIDUS, and PEARLMAN (also >from Boston, MA and Portland,
ME)

Please contact me privately with any suggestions, hints or tips, about Hartford
research in general, or about these family names in specific.

Many thanks!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hartford, CT. Genealogical Research #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

If anyone has experience doing genealogical research in Hartford, Connecticut, I'd
like to hear >from you.

I'm curious to know the process of acquiring birth, death and marriage
certificates directly >from the Hartford City Clerk if one visits the City Clerk in
person, as well as any resources or books specific to the Jewish community of
Hartford during the early 1900s, the old Jewish cemeteries, and anyone whose
family was involved in bootlegging industry there circa early 1920s.

Is there a book about the history of the Jews of Hartford? Has anyone done
extensive work with local newspaper research and/or getting old business records?

The families I'm researching are of Russian (Lithuanian/Belarus) descent with
these surnames:

BRONSKY, BRONSON, KLEIN, LAPIDUS, and PEARLMAN (also >from Boston, MA and Portland,
ME)

Please contact me privately with any suggestions, hints or tips, about Hartford
research in general, or about these family names in specific.

Many thanks!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


PoT Submitters: Yehudit DANZIGER (1955); Rivka/Rosa MARGOLIS (1956) #general

Michael McTeer
 

I am seeking to find the submitters or families of the submitters. As these
submissions were made in the 1950's, I presume they are either quite elderly or
passed on. The information is >from the Yad Vashem internet database. For whatever
reason I was unable to view the actual Pages of Testimony.

First is Yehudit DANZIGER. There are 13 "KALKOPF" returns, ten of which she
submitted in 1955 (the other three are KAHLKOPF of Krakow). But >from the
information provided, she appears to be a cousin of my KALKOPF family. She is the
granddaughter of Lea (?, F: Yisrael) KALKOPF, 1868-1942; daughter of Eli/Ale
KALKOPF, 1891- ?, and Chawa/Khava (VEIS?), 1894-1941. Her father appears to be the
grandson of my great great grandparents, Abraham Avrom and Esther (?) KALKOPF.

Second is Rivka/Rosa MARGOLIS. She made a number of submissions in 1956 including
the PINKUS family. (The mother of Eli above was Laja PINKUS, sister of Berek
PINKUS). Rosa is the d/o Berek PINKUS, 1877-1943 and Amalia (GOLDFELD) PINKUS,
1879-1943. She was sister-in-law to Minja (HEINBERG) PINKUS, 1909-1943; sister to
Jadzia SHMULEVITZ, 1914-? and Fradek SHMULEVITZ, 1906-?; sister to Sala (PINKUS)
[Herman]BORZYKOWSKI, 1919-1943; and sister-in-law to Jeszaja/Yeshiyah BERGER,
1901-1943. I included these other surnames in the event they are familar to
anyone.

This is just a 'shot in the dark'. I have made an email inquiry to the Israel
Genealogical Society (Searching for Sumbitters of Pages of Testimony to Yad Vashem
from Israel) and am awaiting a reply. No doubt with the Yad Vashem online
database, they are being overwhelmed with requests. Being the typical American
(b. 1957), English is not my best language, it is my only language.

Thanks and Best Wishes to All,
(Please reply privately as I will shortly be unsubscribed)

Michael McTeer
29 Palms, CA USA
michael_mcteer@...
mcteer@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PoT Submitters: Yehudit DANZIGER (1955); Rivka/Rosa MARGOLIS (1956) #general

Michael McTeer
 

I am seeking to find the submitters or families of the submitters. As these
submissions were made in the 1950's, I presume they are either quite elderly or
passed on. The information is >from the Yad Vashem internet database. For whatever
reason I was unable to view the actual Pages of Testimony.

First is Yehudit DANZIGER. There are 13 "KALKOPF" returns, ten of which she
submitted in 1955 (the other three are KAHLKOPF of Krakow). But >from the
information provided, she appears to be a cousin of my KALKOPF family. She is the
granddaughter of Lea (?, F: Yisrael) KALKOPF, 1868-1942; daughter of Eli/Ale
KALKOPF, 1891- ?, and Chawa/Khava (VEIS?), 1894-1941. Her father appears to be the
grandson of my great great grandparents, Abraham Avrom and Esther (?) KALKOPF.

Second is Rivka/Rosa MARGOLIS. She made a number of submissions in 1956 including
the PINKUS family. (The mother of Eli above was Laja PINKUS, sister of Berek
PINKUS). Rosa is the d/o Berek PINKUS, 1877-1943 and Amalia (GOLDFELD) PINKUS,
1879-1943. She was sister-in-law to Minja (HEINBERG) PINKUS, 1909-1943; sister to
Jadzia SHMULEVITZ, 1914-? and Fradek SHMULEVITZ, 1906-?; sister to Sala (PINKUS)
[Herman]BORZYKOWSKI, 1919-1943; and sister-in-law to Jeszaja/Yeshiyah BERGER,
1901-1943. I included these other surnames in the event they are familar to
anyone.

This is just a 'shot in the dark'. I have made an email inquiry to the Israel
Genealogical Society (Searching for Sumbitters of Pages of Testimony to Yad Vashem
from Israel) and am awaiting a reply. No doubt with the Yad Vashem online
database, they are being overwhelmed with requests. Being the typical American
(b. 1957), English is not my best language, it is my only language.

Thanks and Best Wishes to All,
(Please reply privately as I will shortly be unsubscribed)

Michael McTeer
29 Palms, CA USA
michael_mcteer@...
mcteer@...