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Re: [ Ellisisland Other Request ] #general

Jeanne Gold <JeanneGold@...>
 

Dear JewishGenner's

Not to long ago, one of the members was trying to make contact with Ellis
Island and was unable to contact them. I received the following reply which
includes a phone number.

Regards,

Jeanne


Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 13:48:50 -0500
From: Peg Zitko <pr@ellisisland.org>

Please forgive the delay in this response but we receive hundreds of
emails daily
and are trying our best to catch up.
We certainly do respond to email questions as best we can. Or
if the members prefer they can call the Foundation at 212-883-1986.
At times we fall behind due to large volumes of email, but we always
answer the emails eventually.
Hope this helps address your concerns.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fwd: Re: [ Ellisisland Other Request ] #general

Jeanne Gold <JeanneGold@...>
 

Dear JewishGenner's

Not to long ago, one of the members was trying to make contact with Ellis
Island and was unable to contact them. I received the following reply which
includes a phone number.

Regards,

Jeanne


Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 13:48:50 -0500
From: Peg Zitko <pr@ellisisland.org>

Please forgive the delay in this response but we receive hundreds of
emails daily
and are trying our best to catch up.
We certainly do respond to email questions as best we can. Or
if the members prefer they can call the Foundation at 212-883-1986.
At times we fall behind due to large volumes of email, but we always
answer the emails eventually.
Hope this helps address your concerns.


Re: Hard-To-Read Microfilm for 1897-1902 Passenger Ship Indices #general

ddworski@...
 

Steinsteve@aol.com wrote:

I tried desperately to read the microfilm at the NYPL for the above, and
the sections I wanted were basically unreadable. Is this a copy of a
copy,and is the original in NARA at DC of better quality? If not, is
there anything that can be done to improve the readibility of these
indices?

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ

I have encountered the same difficulty reading the 1897-1902 ship
passenger indices at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. In fact, I
was hoping that the quality of the microfilm at the New York Public
Library would be better! On occasion, I have been able to decipher the
information by greatly enlarging the image or switching to a microfilm
reader with a super-bright light bulb.

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hard-To-Read Microfilm for 1897-1902 Passenger Ship Indices #general

ddworski@...
 

Steinsteve@aol.com wrote:

I tried desperately to read the microfilm at the NYPL for the above, and
the sections I wanted were basically unreadable. Is this a copy of a
copy,and is the original in NARA at DC of better quality? If not, is
there anything that can be done to improve the readibility of these
indices?

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ

I have encountered the same difficulty reading the 1897-1902 ship
passenger indices at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. In fact, I
was hoping that the quality of the microfilm at the New York Public
Library would be better! On occasion, I have been able to decipher the
information by greatly enlarging the image or switching to a microfilm
reader with a super-bright light bulb.

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.


Re: Metz, France #general

Alan Rosenfield <arosen@...>
 

DejaNews is a searchable archive of newsgroup postings. It is accessed on
the web >from <http://www.dejanews.com>.
--
Al Rosenfield
Columbus OH
arosen@gcfn.org


Re: What does given name "Lerle" translate to? #general

Dick Plotz
 

What was the original source for this name "Lerle"? If it was a document
handwritten in German script, the transcriber might have confused uppercase
"B" and "L". Would "Berle" make sense for this name?

Dick Plotz
Providence RI
Dick@Plotz.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Metz, France #general

Alan Rosenfield <arosen@...>
 

DejaNews is a searchable archive of newsgroup postings. It is accessed on
the web >from <http://www.dejanews.com>.
--
Al Rosenfield
Columbus OH
arosen@gcfn.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What does given name "Lerle" translate to? #general

Dick Plotz
 

What was the original source for this name "Lerle"? If it was a document
handwritten in German script, the transcriber might have confused uppercase
"B" and "L". Would "Berle" make sense for this name?

Dick Plotz
Providence RI
Dick@Plotz.com


Re: What does given name "Lerle" translate to? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-11-11 06:57:59 EST, rondoctor@csi.com writes:

<< Does "Lerle" translate to "Louis"? If not, what would it translate to?>>

==In Schwyzerduetsch Loerle or Lerle means "rude person." (Chaibish Loerle)

I doubt this would be the origin.

Until someone comes up with more knowledge: Lerle could be a nickname for
a teacher (Lehrer) and thus could be given to someone with the Hebrew name
Melamed (teacher). More likely, it's a nickname for someone whose name
ended in . . . . ler, or . . . . lerle. I can't think of any such name
offhand, but it could be >from a corruption of Lezer (Eliezer) or similar
corruption.


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

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET, BERNERTH etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF: Frankfurt (Aron Wolf m. Babette Goldschmidt ca 1855) also in Wurzburg,
also Sali WOLF, Rotterdam


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What does given name "Lerle" translate to? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-11-11 06:57:59 EST, rondoctor@csi.com writes:

<< Does "Lerle" translate to "Louis"? If not, what would it translate to?>>

==In Schwyzerduetsch Loerle or Lerle means "rude person." (Chaibish Loerle)

I doubt this would be the origin.

Until someone comes up with more knowledge: Lerle could be a nickname for
a teacher (Lehrer) and thus could be given to someone with the Hebrew name
Melamed (teacher). More likely, it's a nickname for someone whose name
ended in . . . . ler, or . . . . lerle. I can't think of any such name
offhand, but it could be >from a corruption of Lezer (Eliezer) or similar
corruption.


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

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET, BERNERTH etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF: Frankfurt (Aron Wolf m. Babette Goldschmidt ca 1855) also in Wurzburg,
also Sali WOLF, Rotterdam


Searching: Chief Rabbi Solomon HIRSCHELL of London #general

Judith Wolkovitch <102444.44@...>
 

Is anyone doing research on the descendents of Rabbi Solomon Hirschell,
Chief Rabbi of London who was born in London in 1761 and returned to become
Chief Rabbi. He died in London in 1842. He was the son of Rabbi Tsvi
Hirsh Berlin and was married to Rivke Kennigsberg (Koenigsberg.)

Please reply privately to

Judy Wolkovitch (nee Horowicz) 102444.44@compuserve.com

MODERATOR NOTE: This family appears in detail in _The Unbroken Chain_ (2d
ed., 1990) by JewishGenner Dr Neil Rosenstein.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Chief Rabbi Solomon HIRSCHELL of London #general

Judith Wolkovitch <102444.44@...>
 

Is anyone doing research on the descendents of Rabbi Solomon Hirschell,
Chief Rabbi of London who was born in London in 1761 and returned to become
Chief Rabbi. He died in London in 1842. He was the son of Rabbi Tsvi
Hirsh Berlin and was married to Rivke Kennigsberg (Koenigsberg.)

Please reply privately to

Judy Wolkovitch (nee Horowicz) 102444.44@compuserve.com

MODERATOR NOTE: This family appears in detail in _The Unbroken Chain_ (2d
ed., 1990) by JewishGenner Dr Neil Rosenstein.


Searching: MARK S. HOFFRICHTER #lithuania

JoanSGross@...
 

Several years ago I had an inquiry >from Mark S. Hoffrichter regarding his and
my Silverman Families but we could not find a fit at that time. I recently
discovered some information which may be of interest to him (and me, too) and
I wrote to Mark at the Manhattan, NYC address I had in my files. The letter
has been returned. Does anyone out there know where I can find Mark S.
Hoffrichter who used to live in NYC? Ask him to get in touch with me at:
joansgross@aol.com.

Many thanks

Joan


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Searching: MARK S. HOFFRICHTER #lithuania

JoanSGross@...
 

Several years ago I had an inquiry >from Mark S. Hoffrichter regarding his and
my Silverman Families but we could not find a fit at that time. I recently
discovered some information which may be of interest to him (and me, too) and
I wrote to Mark at the Manhattan, NYC address I had in my files. The letter
has been returned. Does anyone out there know where I can find Mark S.
Hoffrichter who used to live in NYC? Ask him to get in touch with me at:
joansgross@aol.com.

Many thanks

Joan


Searching: DROR #general

Abraham S Goldberg <100274.3335@...>
 

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone with knowledge of a DROR family that
was living in Tauroggen ("Tavrig"), Lithuania, around 90+ years ago

Please respond to me direct on: 100274.3335@compuserve.com

Thank you

Abraham Goldberg
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: DROR #general

Abraham S Goldberg <100274.3335@...>
 

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone with knowledge of a DROR family that
was living in Tauroggen ("Tavrig"), Lithuania, around 90+ years ago

Please respond to me direct on: 100274.3335@compuserve.com

Thank you

Abraham Goldberg
Jerusalem


Searching: POPPER #general

RACHEL JOYCE <rjj@...>
 

Greetings >from Minneapolis. I am trying to locate my biological father,
Herbert Melvin Popper. He would be about 70-75 years of age and he
lived in New York. I think his family was >from Austria, but I don't
know any of my "Popper" family, so I am not certain. I am also
interested in any information about the Popper family history. Can
anyone shed light on my life-long mystery?
Regards, Rachel Popper


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: POPPER #general

RACHEL JOYCE <rjj@...>
 

Greetings >from Minneapolis. I am trying to locate my biological father,
Herbert Melvin Popper. He would be about 70-75 years of age and he
lived in New York. I think his family was >from Austria, but I don't
know any of my "Popper" family, so I am not certain. I am also
interested in any information about the Popper family history. Can
anyone shed light on my life-long mystery?
Regards, Rachel Popper


Searching: ZAJD, ROTTER in Chmielnik, Poland #general

S A Crowley <s.crowley@...>
 

Greetings >from Wales...........

Please excuse me if I am wasting your time but this is posted in great
hopes of some positive result...............

I have a friend whose mother came >from Poland in 1938. They are Jewish
people. My friend's mother was here in UK when the borders closed and
later, as far as is known, her entire family perished in the Holocaust
during the Second World War. Many searches have been made of newspapers
and books and recently this lady made a visit to her homeland for the
first time since she came here - but still the search continues.......

The family names are : ZAJD ROTTER

The town is : Chmielnik

If these names are familiar or if anyone can shed any light whatsoever
that might be helpful, my friends, and I, would be most grateful.

Thank you
Sylvester Crowley


Searching: SCHARF from Zbarazh #general

Irene Scharf <ischarf@...>
 

I am a descendant of a man why came to the shtetl Zbarazh (W of Lvov) in
about the 1830-1840s. Apparently, he was avoiding induction into the
Russian Army. It is said that he name when he arrived was ARAK, but I
believe that he was >from a place named ARAK (possibly W. of Budapest,
although there are also ARAKS in Algeria and Iran), so they called him
ARAK. Anyway, the story is that he was given the name SCHARF >from a
gravestone in the shtetl. I'm trying to find out who he was; where he
was from; and other descendants of THAT SCHARF >from Zbarazh. Can
anyone help with records I might review, or places to research, or
perhaps family histories that could include this man?

This man, now SCHARF, eventually married a woman who lived to 104 yrs.
old; they had a son, Simon -Shimshun-, who married Bessie Pickholtz and
when she died young (they had a daughter), a woman named
Kotcher/Katcher. They had 3 children, Libby, Clara, and Philip, my
grandfather, in 1876; a tinsmith, Philip came to the US in 1905 to E.New
York, then Flatbush. Because Bessie, Philip's mother, died young,
Philip was raised by his grandparents, the former ARAK and his wife.
Philip's parents, Simon and [blank] Kotcher Scharf, were caretakers of
a/the Buber estate.

Philip married Sarah Redner, born Skalat, 1884, my grandmother, who came
to the US in 1907.

Can anyone help me find this ARAK relation?

Thanks for any suggestions.


Irene Scharf
ischarf@juno.com