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Re: Courland #courland #latvia

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Courland, alternate spelling Kurland, is Kurzeme in Latvian, and is
named after the Latvian tribe of Curonians. There was a Duchy of
Courland >from 1561. It is located on the Baltic coast south of the
Western Dvina River.
Dolores Palomo
In South Africa, where the majority of the Jewish population
originated >from the Baltic States, and Lithuania in particular, I
have been very surprised to learn >from my friend of mine that his father
came to RSA >from the Baltic region called Kurlandia. The Duchy of
Courland was a Polish fief till last partition of Poland in 1795, when
it was incorporated into Russian Empire, and in 1918, Courland became a
part of the newly independent state of Latvia. This is probably why the
immigrants >from this region refer to their origins land as Courland
rather than Russia, which is similar to point out as to their origin
from Lithuania, Estonia or Finland.
And another historical curiosity about Courland. During the 17th
century under the rule of Duke Jacob (ruled 1640-1682), Duchy of
Courland was powerful enough to try to establish colonies in the West
Indies (Tobago: 1645-65) and in West Africa (Gambia: 1651-65). This
curiosity I have located in ol'Encyclopedia Britannica; this book never
stops to amuse me.

Alexander Sharon


Provozhna #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

Is anyone out there involved with the eastern Galician
town of Provozhna?

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Courland #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Courland, alternate spelling Kurland, is Kurzeme in Latvian, and is
named after the Latvian tribe of Curonians. There was a Duchy of
Courland >from 1561. It is located on the Baltic coast south of the
Western Dvina River.
Dolores Palomo
In South Africa, where the majority of the Jewish population
originated >from the Baltic States, and Lithuania in particular, I
have been very surprised to learn >from my friend of mine that his father
came to RSA >from the Baltic region called Kurlandia. The Duchy of
Courland was a Polish fief till last partition of Poland in 1795, when
it was incorporated into Russian Empire, and in 1918, Courland became a
part of the newly independent state of Latvia. This is probably why the
immigrants >from this region refer to their origins land as Courland
rather than Russia, which is similar to point out as to their origin
from Lithuania, Estonia or Finland.
And another historical curiosity about Courland. During the 17th
century under the rule of Duke Jacob (ruled 1640-1682), Duchy of
Courland was powerful enough to try to establish colonies in the West
Indies (Tobago: 1645-65) and in West Africa (Gambia: 1651-65). This
curiosity I have located in ol'Encyclopedia Britannica; this book never
stops to amuse me.

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Provozhna #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

Is anyone out there involved with the eastern Galician
town of Provozhna?

Israel Pickholtz


Kolo family names #general

Judith Wolkovitch <102444.44@...>
 

I have been researching the following names in Kolo, Poland and if anyone
is researching the same names in that town please contact me privately:

Neiman
Slomko
Kutzer
Dumsky
Rosenberg

I have found them all in connection with their wives whose maiden name was
Wolkowicz.

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch 102444.44@compuserve.com


Russian Jews in the Horsehair business #general

SelmaN@...
 

Thanks for the excellent posts about Russian Jews in the lumber business.
Does anyone have ancestors engaged in the "horsehair dressing" business?
I'm told that it was prevalent to Volhynia Gubernia in general,
and the area in and around Kolki in particular. The
WAGMAN, PEPPER & SCHMOISH relatives came to Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; on the ship manifests the occupation was "hairdresser".
The GALOON family went to Argentina and Uruguay; they were "hairworkers".

Ring 'dem bells!
Selma Neubauer
Philadelphia, PA
SelmaN@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kolo family names #general

Judith Wolkovitch <102444.44@...>
 

I have been researching the following names in Kolo, Poland and if anyone
is researching the same names in that town please contact me privately:

Neiman
Slomko
Kutzer
Dumsky
Rosenberg

I have found them all in connection with their wives whose maiden name was
Wolkowicz.

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch 102444.44@compuserve.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Jews in the Horsehair business #general

SelmaN@...
 

Thanks for the excellent posts about Russian Jews in the lumber business.
Does anyone have ancestors engaged in the "horsehair dressing" business?
I'm told that it was prevalent to Volhynia Gubernia in general,
and the area in and around Kolki in particular. The
WAGMAN, PEPPER & SCHMOISH relatives came to Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; on the ship manifests the occupation was "hairdresser".
The GALOON family went to Argentina and Uruguay; they were "hairworkers".

Ring 'dem bells!
Selma Neubauer
Philadelphia, PA
SelmaN@aol.com


Searching: REZINOVSKY -BENTOLILA #general

Sir Alex <alerezi@...>
 

I search information for my family.
My great grandfather was Saul Herss Rezinovsky (1869-1940), he cames from
Ukraine to Argentina. His first marriage was to Fanny (Faqa) Tenenbaum, the
second Clara Tamara Rubinchuc. With her (Rubinchuc) born my grand father
Isaac Rezinovsky (1912-1978), marriage woth Sol Bentolila (1904) sefaradi,
dauther >from Salomon Bentolila and Emma Bentiolila Sedero.

Alejandro Rezinovsky
Mendoza - Argentina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: REZINOVSKY -BENTOLILA #general

Sir Alex <alerezi@...>
 

I search information for my family.
My great grandfather was Saul Herss Rezinovsky (1869-1940), he cames from
Ukraine to Argentina. His first marriage was to Fanny (Faqa) Tenenbaum, the
second Clara Tamara Rubinchuc. With her (Rubinchuc) born my grand father
Isaac Rezinovsky (1912-1978), marriage woth Sol Bentolila (1904) sefaradi,
dauther >from Salomon Bentolila and Emma Bentiolila Sedero.

Alejandro Rezinovsky
Mendoza - Argentina


Searching: MELAMED, b. 1866 #general

Tove Dimmock <tove.dimmock@...>
 

I'm searching for my great grandfather Herman (norwegian name?) MELAMED
born May 30th 1866.
Different people say he came from:
Russia
Riga, Latvia
Lithuania
Poland

He worked as a stable master on a Tsar estate just outside of Odessa
Ukraine.
He married Klara Lea BECKER b. 1869 and emigrated to Norway 1894.

Regards

Tove Marie Dimmock


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: MELAMED, b. 1866 #general

Tove Dimmock <tove.dimmock@...>
 

I'm searching for my great grandfather Herman (norwegian name?) MELAMED
born May 30th 1866.
Different people say he came from:
Russia
Riga, Latvia
Lithuania
Poland

He worked as a stable master on a Tsar estate just outside of Odessa
Ukraine.
He married Klara Lea BECKER b. 1869 and emigrated to Norway 1894.

Regards

Tove Marie Dimmock


Searching: BECKER from Leckava, Lithuania #general

Tove Dimmock <tove.dimmock@...>
 

Does anybody have information on relatives to these:
BECKER, Hezekiel Mordechai (Hetzkel) b. 1861 Leckava d. 1909 Norway
BECKER, Mendel Davidor b. 1862 Leckava d. 1942 Auschwitz
BECKER, Isak or Abel or Moses Isak b. 1885(1884) Leckava
4 siblings:
BECKER, Klara Lea b. 1869 Leckava? (married Herman Melamed) d. 1925
Norway or Mina or Moritz or Therese Eiris b. Leckava

Regards

Tove Marie Dimmock


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: BECKER from Leckava, Lithuania #general

Tove Dimmock <tove.dimmock@...>
 

Does anybody have information on relatives to these:
BECKER, Hezekiel Mordechai (Hetzkel) b. 1861 Leckava d. 1909 Norway
BECKER, Mendel Davidor b. 1862 Leckava d. 1942 Auschwitz
BECKER, Isak or Abel or Moses Isak b. 1885(1884) Leckava
4 siblings:
BECKER, Klara Lea b. 1869 Leckava? (married Herman Melamed) d. 1925
Norway or Mina or Moritz or Therese Eiris b. Leckava

Regards

Tove Marie Dimmock


Searching: BEER, Lvov #general

Joe Berry <joe@...>
 

It had never occurred to me to query this newsgroup about my family's
background. They too were in the lumber business and apparently were
well off (if I heard this correctly). This was in Lvov. My family's
last name was BEER.

Joe Berry (edit the 'from' e-mail address appropriately)
Baltimore, MD

MODERATOR NOTE: The best way to go >from here is to the resources
found in JewishGen. There is a wealth of information to help you
further your research. You can get a list of all the resources
available by accessing our home page at http://www.jewishgen.org.

Under the heading RESEARCH you will find : FamilyFinder where you
can search for other people researching the same surnames.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: BEER, Lvov #general

Joe Berry <joe@...>
 

It had never occurred to me to query this newsgroup about my family's
background. They too were in the lumber business and apparently were
well off (if I heard this correctly). This was in Lvov. My family's
last name was BEER.

Joe Berry (edit the 'from' e-mail address appropriately)
Baltimore, MD

MODERATOR NOTE: The best way to go >from here is to the resources
found in JewishGen. There is a wealth of information to help you
further your research. You can get a list of all the resources
available by accessing our home page at http://www.jewishgen.org.

Under the heading RESEARCH you will find : FamilyFinder where you
can search for other people researching the same surnames.


Rzeszow, Poland (Galicia) Research Group #general

Marian Rubin
 

In their announcement of the Kolbuszowa District Research Group (Dec.04
Digest), Susana Leistner Bloch and Phyllis Goldberg referred to the Rzeszow
Research Group which I am coordinating.

The Rzeszow Research Group was formed in June 1998 for the purpose of sharing
research of our families >from Rzeszow (pronounced Zhe-shof). We are in the
process of compiling a database of names appearing in some Rzeszow birth
records >from 1842-1866. Other information is also being shared.

If your family was >from Rzeszow, and if you are not already on our list, I
would like to hear >from you. Please include the surnames of your Reyshe
(Yiddish name for Rzeszow) families in your message, and I will send you a
reply with a recent message I sent to the group.

Marian Rubin
San Francisco
merubin@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rzeszow, Poland (Galicia) Research Group #general

Marian Rubin
 

In their announcement of the Kolbuszowa District Research Group (Dec.04
Digest), Susana Leistner Bloch and Phyllis Goldberg referred to the Rzeszow
Research Group which I am coordinating.

The Rzeszow Research Group was formed in June 1998 for the purpose of sharing
research of our families >from Rzeszow (pronounced Zhe-shof). We are in the
process of compiling a database of names appearing in some Rzeszow birth
records >from 1842-1866. Other information is also being shared.

If your family was >from Rzeszow, and if you are not already on our list, I
would like to hear >from you. Please include the surnames of your Reyshe
(Yiddish name for Rzeszow) families in your message, and I will send you a
reply with a recent message I sent to the group.

Marian Rubin
San Francisco
merubin@aol.com


Divorce by Proxy #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Great-grandpa left behind a wife and son when he came to America.
[snip]

I am fascinated by the divorce-by-proxy
suggestion. Has anyone run across anything like this?
Paula Spier
Jewish law has at least theoretically provided for divorce-by-proxy ever
since the time of the Mishnah (c. 200 CE) -- so there is a firm halakhic
basis for this procedure. (I've never personally thought about divorce by
proxy in modern times, but presumably is theoretically unobjectionable and
may occur in practice >from time to time. The mishnaic procedure involved
the husband, or his agent, sending the bill of divorce to the wife's agent,
who would receive it on her behalf (see Mishnah tractate Gittin 6:3, 6:4.
Subsequent halakhic developments are outlined in Encyclopaedia Judaica Vol.
6 cols. 132-133.

Until the 11th century for Askhenaim -- and presumably until today for Jews
living in the lands of Islam -- a Jewish husband could divorce his wife
even without her consent. Today in the Ashkenazic diaspora and for Jews
of all backgrounds in Israel, the wife's consent is theoretically
necessary (except where one of the parties has become an apostate from
Judaism, in which case for the benefit of the still-Jewish spouse, Jewish
law allows a husband to deliver the get to a court-appointed agent and it
will take effect immediately even before the wife knows it. In general,
though, if receiving the get through her agent, she will have appointed
the agent, or agreed to his appointment.

Marriage-by-proxy (i.e., by use of an agent) is likewise possible in
Jewish law (see Mishnah Qiddushin 2:1).

Judith Romney Wegner

MODERATOR NOTE: Thread now closed.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Divorce by Proxy #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Great-grandpa left behind a wife and son when he came to America.
[snip]

I am fascinated by the divorce-by-proxy
suggestion. Has anyone run across anything like this?
Paula Spier
Jewish law has at least theoretically provided for divorce-by-proxy ever
since the time of the Mishnah (c. 200 CE) -- so there is a firm halakhic
basis for this procedure. (I've never personally thought about divorce by
proxy in modern times, but presumably is theoretically unobjectionable and
may occur in practice >from time to time. The mishnaic procedure involved
the husband, or his agent, sending the bill of divorce to the wife's agent,
who would receive it on her behalf (see Mishnah tractate Gittin 6:3, 6:4.
Subsequent halakhic developments are outlined in Encyclopaedia Judaica Vol.
6 cols. 132-133.

Until the 11th century for Askhenaim -- and presumably until today for Jews
living in the lands of Islam -- a Jewish husband could divorce his wife
even without her consent. Today in the Ashkenazic diaspora and for Jews
of all backgrounds in Israel, the wife's consent is theoretically
necessary (except where one of the parties has become an apostate from
Judaism, in which case for the benefit of the still-Jewish spouse, Jewish
law allows a husband to deliver the get to a court-appointed agent and it
will take effect immediately even before the wife knows it. In general,
though, if receiving the get through her agent, she will have appointed
the agent, or agreed to his appointment.

Marriage-by-proxy (i.e., by use of an agent) is likewise possible in
Jewish law (see Mishnah Qiddushin 2:1).

Judith Romney Wegner

MODERATOR NOTE: Thread now closed.