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Feldwebel #austria-czech

rickglaser@...
 

My grandfather, Richard Glaser, was a Feldwebel in the Austrian Hungarian army in World War 1.

My understanding is that a Feldwebel is similar to a sergeant or a staff sergeant - in other
words, a non-commissioned officer.

In one of the postcards that he sent home to my grandmother, >from the army, he says that his
"boy" was captured by the Russians, and his orderly was injured.

Was it typical for a sergeant to have an orderly and/or a "boy"? I would have thought that this
would be a privilege of a regular officer.


Thanks,

Rick Glaser
Owings Mills MD


Re: Is there a Partoza, Austria? #austria-czech

Renee Steinig
 

Errors are common on naturalization documents -- often because
immigrants remembered details incorrectly or were misunderstood by the
immigration clerks who recorded the information.

Searching the New York City death index* on Family Search
(https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2240477), I found this
couple buried together at NYC's Mount Zion Cemetery
(http://www.mountzioncemetery.com/search.asp?type=interment):

Samuel Applebaum (born c.1866 Austria, died 1938 Bronx)
Clara Applebaum nee Wechsler (born c.1865 Austria, died 1919 Manhattan)

The birth years are a good match to those on Samuel's Petition for
Naturalization, so I'm hoping they're the right people. They are
buried on the grounds of the Independent Buczaczer KUV, a
landsmanshaft (hometown society) formed by Jewish immigrants from
Buczacz -- now Buchach, Ukraine. Before World War I, that town was in
Galicia, a crown land (like a province) of the vast Austro-Hungarian
Empire. Burial in that society's section doesn't guarantee that one or
both of the Applebaums were >from Buczacz or vicinity, but there's a
good chance. In fact, several databases (the JewishGen Family Finder,
the Ellis Island database, JRI-Poland) include quite a few Wechslers
(Clara's maiden name) >from the town.

For more information on Buchach, see these JewishGen pages:

https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/suchostaw/sl_buczacz.htm
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1036442

and this new book by Omer Bartov, a professor at Brown University:

"Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz."

I could find no town with a name resembling "Partoza" in Gesher
Galicia's Galician Town Locator
(https://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/) or in the
JewishGen Gazetteer
(https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp).

* Please note that Family Search's death index includes many more
details than the indexes on ItalianGen and Ancestry.

Renee
--
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

Arnold Koslow <brooklyncowboy@...> wrote in part:

<<I... am trying to help someone with their Austrian Ancestry. The
family name is APPLEBAUM (Samuel and Clara) and they immigrated to the
U.S. in 1895 and 1897 respectively per Census Records. However
initially, I have not been able to find them on Ship Manifests via
Steve Morse Website, even though per naturalization papers I have
Samuel's ship (Majestic) and port (Liverpool to New York City)
identified in 1895.... Additionally, their paperwork has his place of
birth as Partoza, Austria. However I have not been able to find such a
town via Google or Jewishgen Website.>>


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Feldwebel #austria-czech

rickglaser@...
 

My grandfather, Richard Glaser, was a Feldwebel in the Austrian Hungarian army in World War 1.

My understanding is that a Feldwebel is similar to a sergeant or a staff sergeant - in other
words, a non-commissioned officer.

In one of the postcards that he sent home to my grandmother, >from the army, he says that his
"boy" was captured by the Russians, and his orderly was injured.

Was it typical for a sergeant to have an orderly and/or a "boy"? I would have thought that this
would be a privilege of a regular officer.


Thanks,

Rick Glaser
Owings Mills MD


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Is there a Partoza, Austria? #austria-czech

Renee Steinig
 

Errors are common on naturalization documents -- often because
immigrants remembered details incorrectly or were misunderstood by the
immigration clerks who recorded the information.

Searching the New York City death index* on Family Search
(https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2240477), I found this
couple buried together at NYC's Mount Zion Cemetery
(http://www.mountzioncemetery.com/search.asp?type=interment):

Samuel Applebaum (born c.1866 Austria, died 1938 Bronx)
Clara Applebaum nee Wechsler (born c.1865 Austria, died 1919 Manhattan)

The birth years are a good match to those on Samuel's Petition for
Naturalization, so I'm hoping they're the right people. They are
buried on the grounds of the Independent Buczaczer KUV, a
landsmanshaft (hometown society) formed by Jewish immigrants from
Buczacz -- now Buchach, Ukraine. Before World War I, that town was in
Galicia, a crown land (like a province) of the vast Austro-Hungarian
Empire. Burial in that society's section doesn't guarantee that one or
both of the Applebaums were >from Buczacz or vicinity, but there's a
good chance. In fact, several databases (the JewishGen Family Finder,
the Ellis Island database, JRI-Poland) include quite a few Wechslers
(Clara's maiden name) >from the town.

For more information on Buchach, see these JewishGen pages:

https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/suchostaw/sl_buczacz.htm
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1036442

and this new book by Omer Bartov, a professor at Brown University:

"Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz."

I could find no town with a name resembling "Partoza" in Gesher
Galicia's Galician Town Locator
(https://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/) or in the
JewishGen Gazetteer
(https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp).

* Please note that Family Search's death index includes many more
details than the indexes on ItalianGen and Ancestry.

Renee
--
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

Arnold Koslow <brooklyncowboy@...> wrote in part:

<<I... am trying to help someone with their Austrian Ancestry. The
family name is APPLEBAUM (Samuel and Clara) and they immigrated to the
U.S. in 1895 and 1897 respectively per Census Records. However
initially, I have not been able to find them on Ship Manifests via
Steve Morse Website, even though per naturalization papers I have
Samuel's ship (Majestic) and port (Liverpool to New York City)
identified in 1895.... Additionally, their paperwork has his place of
birth as Partoza, Austria. However I have not been able to find such a
town via Google or Jewishgen Website.>>


Re: Books about Terezin/Theresienstadt #austria-czech

Michael Gordy
 

For those who read German, let me add an extraordinary diary (not
memoir) written by a 13 year old girl:
"Mein Theresienstaedter Tagebuch 1943-1944" By Helga Pollak Kinsky.

I am working with the author and her German publisher to bring this
book to an English-speaking audience.

Helga Kinsky's diary was also a key source for this book/educational project:
"The Girls of Room 28: Friendship, Hope, and Survival in
Theresienstadt" by Hannelore Brenner.
http://www.room28projects.com/

Michael Gordy
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA


Old German script interpretation of info in a death record from 1791 in Bohemia #austria-czech

fuerth.thomas@...
 

Dear SIGers,

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need an
interpretation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM64450

Please tell me in English and in German what are written below the
name Abraham Stern and the cause of death to the left.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Thomas Fuerth
Stockholm
Sweden


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Books about Terezin/Theresienstadt #austria-czech

Michael Gordy
 

For those who read German, let me add an extraordinary diary (not
memoir) written by a 13 year old girl:
"Mein Theresienstaedter Tagebuch 1943-1944" By Helga Pollak Kinsky.

I am working with the author and her German publisher to bring this
book to an English-speaking audience.

Helga Kinsky's diary was also a key source for this book/educational project:
"The Girls of Room 28: Friendship, Hope, and Survival in
Theresienstadt" by Hannelore Brenner.
http://www.room28projects.com/

Michael Gordy
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Old German script interpretation of info in a death record from 1791 in Bohemia #austria-czech

fuerth.thomas@...
 

Dear SIGers,

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need an
interpretation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM64450

Please tell me in English and in German what are written below the
name Abraham Stern and the cause of death to the left.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Thomas Fuerth
Stockholm
Sweden


Finding Bekescsaba marriage record and Hajduhadhaz birth records #hungary

david@...
 

I am very frustrated because a record is --- seemingly --- barely beyond
my reach by just 14 weeks.

I am trying to find the marriage in Bekescsaba on 4/14/1946 of my uncle
and aunt. Familysearch ends marriages on 12/31/1945. The actual document
would confirm birth info for my aunt in Hajduhadhaz

Not sure if this is an absolute block or if there might be a way around
this. Will familysearch be uploading more records in the future?

I have a similar problem in Hajduhadhaz. I know my aunt's sister was
supposed to have been born in Hajduhadhaz in 1928, so I suspect my
aunt's marriage record would show birth in that town as well (although I
do knot know year nor am I certain of the town as the birthplace --- I
only assume). But Hajduhadhaz birth records end in 1921.

So I am blocked no matter where I turn.

Any advice?

Thanks.

David Deutsch


Hungary SIG #Hungary Finding Bekescsaba marriage record and Hajduhadhaz birth records #hungary

david@...
 

I am very frustrated because a record is --- seemingly --- barely beyond
my reach by just 14 weeks.

I am trying to find the marriage in Bekescsaba on 4/14/1946 of my uncle
and aunt. Familysearch ends marriages on 12/31/1945. The actual document
would confirm birth info for my aunt in Hajduhadhaz

Not sure if this is an absolute block or if there might be a way around
this. Will familysearch be uploading more records in the future?

I have a similar problem in Hajduhadhaz. I know my aunt's sister was
supposed to have been born in Hajduhadhaz in 1928, so I suspect my
aunt's marriage record would show birth in that town as well (although I
do knot know year nor am I certain of the town as the birthplace --- I
only assume). But Hajduhadhaz birth records end in 1921.

So I am blocked no matter where I turn.

Any advice?

Thanks.

David Deutsch


looking for information about Serebrenik/Stav in Palestine/Israel #general

Milton Koch
 

I am looking for burial, dates of death, etc., and related information
about Oskar Serebrenik and his wife Miriam Koch Serebrenik.
Both may have changed their names to Stav in Israel.
Thank you,
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
SEREBRENIK-Galicia, Vienna, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen looking for information about Serebrenik/Stav in Palestine/Israel #general

Milton Koch
 

I am looking for burial, dates of death, etc., and related information
about Oskar Serebrenik and his wife Miriam Koch Serebrenik.
Both may have changed their names to Stav in Israel.
Thank you,
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
SEREBRENIK-Galicia, Vienna, Israel


OK to send passport number to Ukrainian authorities? #general

robert sternbach <robertasternbach@...>
 

Hello to all,

I sent an email to the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv, asking
for records concerning my family in Drohobicz and Dobromil. They sent
back a form for me to complete, which asks for my passport number.

I sent an email to the U.S. State Department asking whether it is safe to provide
your passport number in these circumstances, but the response was not helpful. All
it said was "It would be up to your discretion if you feel comfortable enough
giving out that information."

Does anyone have any knowledge/experience whether it is safe to
provide your passport number to the Ukrainian authorities?

Thank you for your response.

Robert A. Sternbach

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen OK to send passport number to Ukrainian authorities? #general

robert sternbach <robertasternbach@...>
 

Hello to all,

I sent an email to the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv, asking
for records concerning my family in Drohobicz and Dobromil. They sent
back a form for me to complete, which asks for my passport number.

I sent an email to the U.S. State Department asking whether it is safe to provide
your passport number in these circumstances, but the response was not helpful. All
it said was "It would be up to your discretion if you feel comfortable enough
giving out that information."

Does anyone have any knowledge/experience whether it is safe to
provide your passport number to the Ukrainian authorities?

Thank you for your response.

Robert A. Sternbach

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please


Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland #general

sjhoi@...
 

Memory Lab at Library Branch an Asset for Genealogy Research

Members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland and guests will have the
opportunity to learn about one of the newest services of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst
Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library-the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel
Memory Lab-at a meeting on Sunday, March 4 starting at 1:30 P.M. in the Men's Club
Board Room at Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike. The featured
speaker is Matthew Skvasik, Innovation Programming Specialist for the Cuyahoga
County Public Library. Skvasik will explain the equipment, capabilities and
software that can be used for free in the library's lab to digitize and
preserve family photographs, artifacts and other items.

Stewart A. Hoicowitz
1st Vice President
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland #general

sjhoi@...
 

Memory Lab at Library Branch an Asset for Genealogy Research

Members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland and guests will have the
opportunity to learn about one of the newest services of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst
Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library-the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel
Memory Lab-at a meeting on Sunday, March 4 starting at 1:30 P.M. in the Men's Club
Board Room at Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike. The featured
speaker is Matthew Skvasik, Innovation Programming Specialist for the Cuyahoga
County Public Library. Skvasik will explain the equipment, capabilities and
software that can be used for free in the library's lab to digitize and
preserve family photographs, artifacts and other items.

Stewart A. Hoicowitz
1st Vice President
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


Data from ships travelling to the UK in the 1860's #general

Benjamin First
 

Dear Genners,

Does anyone know how I can find data on people who travelled to the UK in the
1860's by sea >from Europe (origin Suwalki). Some of my Rubinski ancestors stayed
in England while the rest of the family moved on to New York. I would like to be
able to see the names of the other Rubinskis that mine may have travelled with as
well as any other information that it may contain. When searching ancestry.co.uk
nothing came up.

Many Thanks and happy purim
Ben First


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Data from ships travelling to the UK in the 1860's #general

Benjamin First
 

Dear Genners,

Does anyone know how I can find data on people who travelled to the UK in the
1860's by sea >from Europe (origin Suwalki). Some of my Rubinski ancestors stayed
in England while the rest of the family moved on to New York. I would like to be
able to see the names of the other Rubinskis that mine may have travelled with as
well as any other information that it may contain. When searching ancestry.co.uk
nothing came up.

Many Thanks and happy purim
Ben First


Need help in finding living relatives #general

Tsiporah Trom
 

I have already posted a while ago, but have now more material to work on, in the
hope someone can help me further in finding my relatives:

My great grandfather's brother, Morris Greenbaum (Moschek Grunbaum)
emigrated >from Warsaw to New York in 1906.

His wife, Anna (Chane Rivka, born Habergritz in 1874), and three children followed
him in 1910: Sadie (Scheindel) born 12/05/1896; Louis (Gersche ?) born 03/05/1898;
Benjamin (Baruch) born 18/04/1900. They gave as contact address Anna's sister and
brother in law: Golde and Rubin/Rudolf Stern.

They appear in Ellis Island and on the naturalization petition of Morris in 1916.
They were then living at 409 7th Avenue in Kings County, New York.
Morris is recorded as working as a machinist and being born on 25/10/1873.

They appear in the 1920 (Brooklyn, 859 42nd street) and 1930 Census (69 Assembly
district). Benjamin died in 1921 and Morris in 1939, he's entered in Beth David
Cemtery, Nassau County.

Louis married Sonia/Sarah Ginsberg in 1933 (certificate 12552, Kings County, NY)
But his birth date doesn't match anymore, it's recorded as 1906. He then appears in
the 1940 census with his wife and a son, Stephen born in 1939, living on 10 Monroe
street, NY.

Sadie married Julius Anker in 1936 (certificate 9486, Kings County, NY). Her first
name is recorded then as Sally. She also appears as Sally Anker, in the 1940
Census. She's living with her husband recorded as Jay Anker (working for the
railroad) And her mother Anna, age 63. Anna died in 1954.

I've tried looking through the SSDI records,Here is what I found (birth dates don't
always match the one I have >from the naturalization petition):

Sally Anker born 12/12/1895, living in LA, California, died on 29/09/1988.
Sadie Greenblum born 10/05/1896, living in Nassau County, NY, died February 1984.

Louis Greenbaum born 08/07/1898 living in Nassau County, died 1985
Louis Greenbaum born on 13/11/1898 living in Richmond, died 1979.

Sonia Greenbaum born 06/06/1903, living in San Bernardino, CA, died February 1986.

For Stephen, I only found a marriage index in 1967, to a Ruth M. Biatch in
Los Angeles. Don't know if it's the right person.

Could he be recorded as Sammy in the SSDI:
Sammy Greenbaum born 26/09/1939, living in Suffolk, NY,
and in 1997, living in Centereach, NY (is that a nursing home ?)

How can I check these out without incurring too many expenses ?

How should I work >from there ?

Thank you in advance for taking the time to look it through.

Tsiporah Trom


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help in finding living relatives #general

Tsiporah Trom
 

I have already posted a while ago, but have now more material to work on, in the
hope someone can help me further in finding my relatives:

My great grandfather's brother, Morris Greenbaum (Moschek Grunbaum)
emigrated >from Warsaw to New York in 1906.

His wife, Anna (Chane Rivka, born Habergritz in 1874), and three children followed
him in 1910: Sadie (Scheindel) born 12/05/1896; Louis (Gersche ?) born 03/05/1898;
Benjamin (Baruch) born 18/04/1900. They gave as contact address Anna's sister and
brother in law: Golde and Rubin/Rudolf Stern.

They appear in Ellis Island and on the naturalization petition of Morris in 1916.
They were then living at 409 7th Avenue in Kings County, New York.
Morris is recorded as working as a machinist and being born on 25/10/1873.

They appear in the 1920 (Brooklyn, 859 42nd street) and 1930 Census (69 Assembly
district). Benjamin died in 1921 and Morris in 1939, he's entered in Beth David
Cemtery, Nassau County.

Louis married Sonia/Sarah Ginsberg in 1933 (certificate 12552, Kings County, NY)
But his birth date doesn't match anymore, it's recorded as 1906. He then appears in
the 1940 census with his wife and a son, Stephen born in 1939, living on 10 Monroe
street, NY.

Sadie married Julius Anker in 1936 (certificate 9486, Kings County, NY). Her first
name is recorded then as Sally. She also appears as Sally Anker, in the 1940
Census. She's living with her husband recorded as Jay Anker (working for the
railroad) And her mother Anna, age 63. Anna died in 1954.

I've tried looking through the SSDI records,Here is what I found (birth dates don't
always match the one I have >from the naturalization petition):

Sally Anker born 12/12/1895, living in LA, California, died on 29/09/1988.
Sadie Greenblum born 10/05/1896, living in Nassau County, NY, died February 1984.

Louis Greenbaum born 08/07/1898 living in Nassau County, died 1985
Louis Greenbaum born on 13/11/1898 living in Richmond, died 1979.

Sonia Greenbaum born 06/06/1903, living in San Bernardino, CA, died February 1986.

For Stephen, I only found a marriage index in 1967, to a Ruth M. Biatch in
Los Angeles. Don't know if it's the right person.

Could he be recorded as Sammy in the SSDI:
Sammy Greenbaum born 26/09/1939, living in Suffolk, NY,
and in 1997, living in Centereach, NY (is that a nursing home ?)

How can I check these out without incurring too many expenses ?

How should I work >from there ?

Thank you in advance for taking the time to look it through.

Tsiporah Trom

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