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YOUNG MEN'S AND WOMEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION #general

Patricia Adams
 

Does anyone have any information about this organization in the New York
City Area in 1923?

Thanks

Patricia Adams
Alstead, NH
pla@sover.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen YOUNG MEN'S AND WOMEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION #general

Patricia Adams
 

Does anyone have any information about this organization in the New York
City Area in 1923?

Thanks

Patricia Adams
Alstead, NH
pla@sover.net


Budapest Directories #general

JCYMBLER@...
 

Eleanor Bien writes:

"I have checked the Discussion Group Archives and the Hungarian SIG Lists
Archives and found nothing about this subject. I have tried the Library of
Congress and local libraries and have come up empty. Surely this major
capital city had directories."

Funny, you should ask. Yesterday, I was searching the Austrian National
Library's on line catalog <http://www.onb.ac.at> for Polish and Galician
directories and did come acrsoss some for Budapest. Look under the subject
heading "Adressbucher" and don't forget to look not only for Budapest but
also for drectories of the whole Austro-Hungarian Empire. BTW I will be
going to Vienna next month to look at these directories.

In addition, you may want to search the catalogs of the British Library and
the Biblioteque National in Paris. They also have directories. Finally,
the best place would be the Hungarian National Library -- a place I have
not researched yet.

Jeff Cymbler


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Budapest Directories #general

JCYMBLER@...
 

Eleanor Bien writes:

"I have checked the Discussion Group Archives and the Hungarian SIG Lists
Archives and found nothing about this subject. I have tried the Library of
Congress and local libraries and have come up empty. Surely this major
capital city had directories."

Funny, you should ask. Yesterday, I was searching the Austrian National
Library's on line catalog <http://www.onb.ac.at> for Polish and Galician
directories and did come acrsoss some for Budapest. Look under the subject
heading "Adressbucher" and don't forget to look not only for Budapest but
also for drectories of the whole Austro-Hungarian Empire. BTW I will be
going to Vienna next month to look at these directories.

In addition, you may want to search the catalogs of the British Library and
the Biblioteque National in Paris. They also have directories. Finally,
the best place would be the Hungarian National Library -- a place I have
not researched yet.

Jeff Cymbler


Civil marriages #general

David Kravitz <dkravitz@...>
 

In the UK there were financial advantages to being single until sometime
shortly after WW1. The reverse is now true. Many orthodox Jews thus chose
to marry only in a synagogue. Married in the eyes of God, but not married
in a civil sense was of no interest.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Civil marriages #general

David Kravitz <dkravitz@...>
 

In the UK there were financial advantages to being single until sometime
shortly after WW1. The reverse is now true. Many orthodox Jews thus chose
to marry only in a synagogue. Married in the eyes of God, but not married
in a civil sense was of no interest.


1920 Manhattan phone book #general

Ackerfeld Lance <lancea@...>
 

Fellow Genners, Shalom!

Is there anyone with access to a 1920 Manhattan phone book and can look up
a name for me?

Please answer to me privately.

Thanking you in advance,

Lance Ackerfeld
Yiftah, Israel.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1920 Manhattan phone book #general

Ackerfeld Lance <lancea@...>
 

Fellow Genners, Shalom!

Is there anyone with access to a 1920 Manhattan phone book and can look up
a name for me?

Please answer to me privately.

Thanking you in advance,

Lance Ackerfeld
Yiftah, Israel.


searching lost connection #general

ouziel <shimonoz@...>
 

Hello to all!
X-message -number-5 >from 5 Nov.1998 ,searching a child >from Warsaw
inspire me to write the following story. In mid.1948 I met an orphan that
arrived to Israel >from geto Warsaw. He lost his entire family when he was
8 years old. For 2 years he survived in the geto & in 1940 he escaped
to Ostroviech(south of Warsaw)there he was caught & have been sent to
working camp.At end by the help of Joint org. he arrived to Israel.
this boy was adopted by my family and we stay & stick together ,but he
always refuses to bring up the memories >from the past he used to say
"you came to live the nature way but I came >from the heart". The least I
know are as follows:
Father's name:Katz Zalman
Mother's " :Mandel Kiele
brother " :Herschel
" " :Joseph
sister " :Reizal
and his name is Yackov (yankeil).last address in Warsaw, dszelna st.
parallel to Pabia st.
he has two children five g.children and >from time to time he cries.

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen searching lost connection #general

ouziel <shimonoz@...>
 

Hello to all!
X-message -number-5 >from 5 Nov.1998 ,searching a child >from Warsaw
inspire me to write the following story. In mid.1948 I met an orphan that
arrived to Israel >from geto Warsaw. He lost his entire family when he was
8 years old. For 2 years he survived in the geto & in 1940 he escaped
to Ostroviech(south of Warsaw)there he was caught & have been sent to
working camp.At end by the help of Joint org. he arrived to Israel.
this boy was adopted by my family and we stay & stick together ,but he
always refuses to bring up the memories >from the past he used to say
"you came to live the nature way but I came >from the heart". The least I
know are as follows:
Father's name:Katz Zalman
Mother's " :Mandel Kiele
brother " :Herschel
" " :Joseph
sister " :Reizal
and his name is Yackov (yankeil).last address in Warsaw, dszelna st.
parallel to Pabia st.
he has two children five g.children and >from time to time he cries.

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and the name of the town where you live.


Re: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire #general

suzanne henig <mountolive@...>
 

The building where the fire took place is in Washington Square , New York,
where I went to college at NYU in 1953. It was then called the Main
Building and most of the classrooms of the College of Arts & Science were in it.

Suzanne Henig

-----Original Message-----
From: Martha Lev-Zion <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>

The people were so badly burned in the fire that a list of victims was
never accomplished. There were scores of women and girls who were never
identified.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire #general

suzanne henig <mountolive@...>
 

The building where the fire took place is in Washington Square , New York,
where I went to college at NYU in 1953. It was then called the Main
Building and most of the classrooms of the College of Arts & Science were in it.

Suzanne Henig

-----Original Message-----
From: Martha Lev-Zion <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>

The people were so badly burned in the fire that a list of victims was
never accomplished. There were scores of women and girls who were never
identified.


Need help with OLSWANG tombstone #general

Claire Petersky <petersky@...>
 

A friend of mine in Israel kindly translated a tombstone for me that was
all in Hebrew. (Thanks, Yuval!) Here's what he wrote:

"There are two columns here, you will note, with the only common words
being the Pei-Nun, TNZBH, and the middle word OLSWANG.
Right column: "The young man [bachur] Avraham Eliezer son of r. Israel
OLSWANG, died Yod (10) Menachem Av year of Tav-Resh-Nun-Teth (5659)."
Left column: "The woman Simcha Tova daughter of r. Tzvi OLSWANG, died ??
(Yod repeated twice by mistake? Yod Gimel?? Anyway somewhere between
1-20] Iyar year of Tav-Resh-Ayin-Vav (5676)."

OK.

The right column is clearly my great-great uncle Abraham. He died at age
26 of TB in the summer of 1899, for which I have the death certificate.
The question is, who is buried with him? Here are the possibilities I have
identified:

A. It would make the most sense that it would be his wife. Husbands and
wives are usually buried together. The problem is, his wife wouldn't be
born of another Olswang, most likely. Also, I have no evidence to date of
a marriage.

B. The woman I had originally as Shimche (various spellings) who was
Abraham's mother, was probably Simcha, as some kind people >from this group
have pointed out to me. Spring 1916 would not have been an unusual date
for a death for her. (I have some sketchy evidence that her death was
sometime after 1914.) If I were hunting for a Simcha Olswang, she'd be the
one I'd pick. But she wouldn't have most likely been born of another
Olswang, either. Sons aren't usually buried with mothers, anyway.

C. Now, I know that a brother of Abraham's, Peter/Pit/Phillip Olswang had
the Hebrew name of Tzvi Fieval Olswang. So it might be possible that this
is a daughter of P*? I do have a list of the 5 children of P* based on
1900 and 1910 census data, and none is named Simcha. And how likely would
it be that she would be buried with her uncle?

D. Another possibility is that P* Olswang was named for an earlier
ancestor, another Tzvi Olswang. This Tzvi (not P*) had a daughter named
Simcha. Abraham, noting the lack of eligible Jewish women in the wilds of
Seattle in the 1890s, writes home to Latvia, asking for a bride. A cousin
of some sort, Simcha Olswang, is sent to Seattle to marry him. They wed.
He dies shortly thereafter, producing no children. She moves away, such
that I don't find her in the city directories or the 1910 Seattle census.
She dies in this other location, such that I don't find her in the Seattle
death records for the mid 1910s. Her body is sent back to Seattle for
burial with her husband.

You who know better than I -- how likely are any of these scenarios? The
last one, D, I like, but I have zero evidence for it. Any ideas of how to
dig up evidence for it?

I had hoped that translating this tombstone was going to clear things up
for me, but all I get is more questions!

Many thanks to you all for your patience in reading this, and in advance
for any light you can shed.
--
Claire Petersky (petersky@halcyon.com)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help with OLSWANG tombstone #general

Claire Petersky <petersky@...>
 

A friend of mine in Israel kindly translated a tombstone for me that was
all in Hebrew. (Thanks, Yuval!) Here's what he wrote:

"There are two columns here, you will note, with the only common words
being the Pei-Nun, TNZBH, and the middle word OLSWANG.
Right column: "The young man [bachur] Avraham Eliezer son of r. Israel
OLSWANG, died Yod (10) Menachem Av year of Tav-Resh-Nun-Teth (5659)."
Left column: "The woman Simcha Tova daughter of r. Tzvi OLSWANG, died ??
(Yod repeated twice by mistake? Yod Gimel?? Anyway somewhere between
1-20] Iyar year of Tav-Resh-Ayin-Vav (5676)."

OK.

The right column is clearly my great-great uncle Abraham. He died at age
26 of TB in the summer of 1899, for which I have the death certificate.
The question is, who is buried with him? Here are the possibilities I have
identified:

A. It would make the most sense that it would be his wife. Husbands and
wives are usually buried together. The problem is, his wife wouldn't be
born of another Olswang, most likely. Also, I have no evidence to date of
a marriage.

B. The woman I had originally as Shimche (various spellings) who was
Abraham's mother, was probably Simcha, as some kind people >from this group
have pointed out to me. Spring 1916 would not have been an unusual date
for a death for her. (I have some sketchy evidence that her death was
sometime after 1914.) If I were hunting for a Simcha Olswang, she'd be the
one I'd pick. But she wouldn't have most likely been born of another
Olswang, either. Sons aren't usually buried with mothers, anyway.

C. Now, I know that a brother of Abraham's, Peter/Pit/Phillip Olswang had
the Hebrew name of Tzvi Fieval Olswang. So it might be possible that this
is a daughter of P*? I do have a list of the 5 children of P* based on
1900 and 1910 census data, and none is named Simcha. And how likely would
it be that she would be buried with her uncle?

D. Another possibility is that P* Olswang was named for an earlier
ancestor, another Tzvi Olswang. This Tzvi (not P*) had a daughter named
Simcha. Abraham, noting the lack of eligible Jewish women in the wilds of
Seattle in the 1890s, writes home to Latvia, asking for a bride. A cousin
of some sort, Simcha Olswang, is sent to Seattle to marry him. They wed.
He dies shortly thereafter, producing no children. She moves away, such
that I don't find her in the city directories or the 1910 Seattle census.
She dies in this other location, such that I don't find her in the Seattle
death records for the mid 1910s. Her body is sent back to Seattle for
burial with her husband.

You who know better than I -- how likely are any of these scenarios? The
last one, D, I like, but I have zero evidence for it. Any ideas of how to
dig up evidence for it?

I had hoped that translating this tombstone was going to clear things up
for me, but all I get is more questions!

Many thanks to you all for your patience in reading this, and in advance
for any light you can shed.
--
Claire Petersky (petersky@halcyon.com)


Phila city Archives correction #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

In a post dated 11/5/98, Jeanne Gold
<JeanneGold@iname.com> mentioned:

According to the website maintained for the Philadelphia
City Archives:"All birth registers and original returns of
births ("doctor's returns") are available on microfilm both
at the City Archives and through the Geneal. Society of Utah"
Based on my research, it appears that the phila city archives
has copies of existing birth registers & returns. However, I
caution the researcher in assuming that ALL birth info exists.
Based upon my conversations with the city archives workers,
I understand that these records reflect
the following limitations: very poor record keeping (at the time) by
the city, a large percentage of "at home" births which may not have
been properly recorded, a low percentage of surviving "doctor returns",
many babies identified w/o any first name, microfilmed pages partially
blurred and sometimes indecipherable.
Thus, in my opinion, it is a hit or miss proposition to find a birth
record depending upon how far back one is looking. My comments reflect my
research work on the years 1896-1907.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phila city Archives correction #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

In a post dated 11/5/98, Jeanne Gold
<JeanneGold@iname.com> mentioned:

According to the website maintained for the Philadelphia
City Archives:"All birth registers and original returns of
births ("doctor's returns") are available on microfilm both
at the City Archives and through the Geneal. Society of Utah"
Based on my research, it appears that the phila city archives
has copies of existing birth registers & returns. However, I
caution the researcher in assuming that ALL birth info exists.
Based upon my conversations with the city archives workers,
I understand that these records reflect
the following limitations: very poor record keeping (at the time) by
the city, a large percentage of "at home" births which may not have
been properly recorded, a low percentage of surviving "doctor returns",
many babies identified w/o any first name, microfilmed pages partially
blurred and sometimes indecipherable.
Thus, in my opinion, it is a hit or miss proposition to find a birth
record depending upon how far back one is looking. My comments reflect my
research work on the years 1896-1907.


Lookup in Israel #general

dfsm <dfsm@...>
 

I have a cousin is Israel, that has made a family tree. I would appreciate
if there is someone out there that can get in contact with her and ask her
to mail it to me. Please contact me privatly for information.

Thank you,
Felice Epstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lookup in Israel #general

dfsm <dfsm@...>
 

I have a cousin is Israel, that has made a family tree. I would appreciate
if there is someone out there that can get in contact with her and ask her
to mail it to me. Please contact me privatly for information.

Thank you,
Felice Epstein


Re: Gravestone Name YDYDYH? #general

MBernet@...
 

<< Yesterday, I visited the grave of a relative and found the
name on the stone to be "Yakov ben YDYDYH
(yud,daled,yud,daled,yud,heh) halevi". Has anyone ever heard
of such a name or nickname?>>

The name is Yedidyah, a fairly common name, quite likely biblical.

Yedid is friend; Yah is God = Friend of God. Germanizations are
Gottfreund, Gottlieb etc. The Lieber name likely arose >from a desire not
to mention God's name in vain. I assume that the name Freund may have a
similar origin at times.

Michael Bernet, New York
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF(F): Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Furth, Yugoslavia, Westchester


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Gravestone Name YDYDYH? #general

MBernet@...
 

<< Yesterday, I visited the grave of a relative and found the
name on the stone to be "Yakov ben YDYDYH
(yud,daled,yud,daled,yud,heh) halevi". Has anyone ever heard
of such a name or nickname?>>

The name is Yedidyah, a fairly common name, quite likely biblical.

Yedid is friend; Yah is God = Friend of God. Germanizations are
Gottfreund, Gottlieb etc. The Lieber name likely arose >from a desire not
to mention God's name in vain. I assume that the name Freund may have a
similar origin at times.

Michael Bernet, New York
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF(F): Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Furth, Yugoslavia, Westchester