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additional info on David BERNSTEIN - 1890 #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

In hoping to find out what happened to David BERNSTEIN, here are some
additional facts.

He arrived in the USA (New York City) on May 9, 1890 aboard the SS Russia
from Hamburg, age 11 months, with his mother Blume BERNSTEIN (34) and brother
Hersch (9). There was NO father. They came with other relatives--
PICKHOLTZ, listed on the manifeast as Buchholtz and Katcher (listed as
Kaczer). By 1900, Bluma is remarried to Berisch (Bernard) PICKHOLTZ who's
wife Sara died in Jan. 2, 1892, and is buried at the Alliance cemetery,
formally one of Barron De Hersch's colonies in South Jersey.

Other than the arrival info of 1890, no other mention or record of David has
been found.

I have records for all other family members with the exception of the
marriage date and location for Bernard PICKHOLTZ and Bluma BERNSTEIN.

Steve Pickholtz
New Jersey


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen additional info on David BERNSTEIN - 1890 #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

In hoping to find out what happened to David BERNSTEIN, here are some
additional facts.

He arrived in the USA (New York City) on May 9, 1890 aboard the SS Russia
from Hamburg, age 11 months, with his mother Blume BERNSTEIN (34) and brother
Hersch (9). There was NO father. They came with other relatives--
PICKHOLTZ, listed on the manifeast as Buchholtz and Katcher (listed as
Kaczer). By 1900, Bluma is remarried to Berisch (Bernard) PICKHOLTZ who's
wife Sara died in Jan. 2, 1892, and is buried at the Alliance cemetery,
formally one of Barron De Hersch's colonies in South Jersey.

Other than the arrival info of 1890, no other mention or record of David has
been found.

I have records for all other family members with the exception of the
marriage date and location for Bernard PICKHOLTZ and Bluma BERNSTEIN.

Steve Pickholtz
New Jersey


KESSLER, Louis and Shirley #general

S. Cohen <scohen@...>
 

KESSLER, Louis and Shirley

Information on the whereabouts (or death/s) of Louis and Shirley KESSLER,
citizens of the United States who lived in Israel >from about 1955, would be
appreciated.

Sheindle Cohen (New York)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KESSLER, Louis and Shirley #general

S. Cohen <scohen@...>
 

KESSLER, Louis and Shirley

Information on the whereabouts (or death/s) of Louis and Shirley KESSLER,
citizens of the United States who lived in Israel >from about 1955, would be
appreciated.

Sheindle Cohen (New York)


ViewMate: Need a Translation of letter from Ukraine Archives #general

jel@lipmanson.net <jel@...>
 

I've posted a short letter >from the Ukraine Archives on Viewmate. The
direct link is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18146

It is a response to an inquiry I recently made. Because of the brevity
of the letter, I'm not hopeful that it contains new information, but
would be greatly appreciative for a word by word translation. Even
though it is in the Cyrillic alphabet, I do recognize the surname(s) of
the person of interest.

Thanks in advance.

Judith Lipmanson
Smyrna, DE USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Need a Translation of letter from Ukraine Archives #general

jel@lipmanson.net <jel@...>
 

I've posted a short letter >from the Ukraine Archives on Viewmate. The
direct link is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18146

It is a response to an inquiry I recently made. Because of the brevity
of the letter, I'm not hopeful that it contains new information, but
would be greatly appreciative for a word by word translation. Even
though it is in the Cyrillic alphabet, I do recognize the surname(s) of
the person of interest.

Thanks in advance.

Judith Lipmanson
Smyrna, DE USA


Announcing the New Przemysl Forum #galicia

Ellen Korpi
 

We are pleased to invite everyone with Jewish roots in Przemysl,
Galicia to be part of the Przemysl Forum at
http://przemysl.blogspot.com/2000/01/forum.html. This is a
grass roots effort not affiliated with any formal organizations.
The purpose is to compare notes and supplement the research
resources provided by Jewishgen, JRI-Poland and Gesher Galicia,
to learn more about the context and history of Przemysl and to
create a community of connection for those of us with these
common Jewish Przemysl roots. Our research transcends the
data bases as people compare notes on relatives, research
experiences and family lore. David Semmel's adjacent blog
provides an ongoing magazine on various Przemysl aspects.

We already have 55 registrants for the forum and some very
lively discussions going. We have also had several research
breakthroughs that resulted >from comparing notes. We are
currently seeking input >from the group as to how to improve the
structure of the forum and work towards improving its
functionality.

Registration is easy, just click on the registration link. Feel free
to share this link with anyone else you think might be interested
in joining us.

Ellen Korpi
Wellesley, MA

Researching in Przemysl and Galicia: SILBER, FELD, KATZ,
LIEBSBERG, CHAMAJDES, ROTH, URICH, ORTNER


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Announcing the New Przemysl Forum #galicia

Ellen Korpi
 

We are pleased to invite everyone with Jewish roots in Przemysl,
Galicia to be part of the Przemysl Forum at
http://przemysl.blogspot.com/2000/01/forum.html. This is a
grass roots effort not affiliated with any formal organizations.
The purpose is to compare notes and supplement the research
resources provided by Jewishgen, JRI-Poland and Gesher Galicia,
to learn more about the context and history of Przemysl and to
create a community of connection for those of us with these
common Jewish Przemysl roots. Our research transcends the
data bases as people compare notes on relatives, research
experiences and family lore. David Semmel's adjacent blog
provides an ongoing magazine on various Przemysl aspects.

We already have 55 registrants for the forum and some very
lively discussions going. We have also had several research
breakthroughs that resulted >from comparing notes. We are
currently seeking input >from the group as to how to improve the
structure of the forum and work towards improving its
functionality.

Registration is easy, just click on the registration link. Feel free
to share this link with anyone else you think might be interested
in joining us.

Ellen Korpi
Wellesley, MA

Researching in Przemysl and Galicia: SILBER, FELD, KATZ,
LIEBSBERG, CHAMAJDES, ROTH, URICH, ORTNER


Thank You for Viewmate Help; Send jpeg files #general

Stephen Katz
 

I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of the assistance I have received
from members of Jewish Gen for the translation assistance. I had numerous
people assist me with this and I know some documents were very difficult to
read. I feel that I did get all the important information but if anyone would
like me to send the actual documents by jpeg files I could do that too.

Thanks again to David, Barbara, Nikki and Alexander (not sure if last names are
appropriate). I have been able to add another 10 names to my family tree,
going back to 1832!! I have just made a donation to Jewish Gen!!

Vicki Katz
Kirkland, WA

MODERATOR NOTE: Sure, full names of those who have graciously shared their
wealth of knowledge is appropriate! Congratulations.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank You for Viewmate Help; Send jpeg files #general

Stephen Katz
 

I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of the assistance I have received
from members of Jewish Gen for the translation assistance. I had numerous
people assist me with this and I know some documents were very difficult to
read. I feel that I did get all the important information but if anyone would
like me to send the actual documents by jpeg files I could do that too.

Thanks again to David, Barbara, Nikki and Alexander (not sure if last names are
appropriate). I have been able to add another 10 names to my family tree,
going back to 1832!! I have just made a donation to Jewish Gen!!

Vicki Katz
Kirkland, WA

MODERATOR NOTE: Sure, full names of those who have graciously shared their
wealth of knowledge is appropriate! Congratulations.


Re: Dilyatyn Landsmanshaftn? #galicia

David Sotkowitz <sotkowitz@...>
 

Danielle,

There were 2 Delatyner landsmanshaftn in NYC, the Erste (First)
Delatyner K.U.V. and the Independent Delatiner K.U.V. There was
also one in Israel. I do not know the name. There was a community
of Delatyners in Buenos Aires, though I do not know of a
landsmanshaft there.

I was in touch with the societies in NYC over a dozen years ago. At
the time they were shrinking as members passed away. If you want
to find out if they still exist, contact the Baron Hirsch Cemetery,
1126 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, New York 10314, USA and ask
who their contact is for:
Erste Delatyner K.U.V. Inc. Section F, Gate 1
First Delatyner K.U.V., Inc. Section E, Gate 56
and
Independent Delatiner Section E, Gate 61
Independent Delatiner K.U.V. Section E, Gate 3

At the time that I called them, they gave me contact information
for the societies' treasurers.

For a list of those buried there go to the JewishGen Shtetlinks page
for Delyatin and then to cemeteries:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/delyatin

David Sotkowitz
Sharon, MA

Researching GLAZER, NORMAND, SCHREIBER: Dilyatyn, Ukraine
GLAZER, WIDMAN: Kolomea, Ukraine
CHACHOLOWICZ, KAWKIEWICZ, RZOTKIEWICZ, WAJNER,
WARSZAWCZYK: Lomza, Poland

----- Original Message ----
Subject: [galicia] Dilyatyn Landsmanshaftn?

Does anyone know of any still existing landsmanshaftn for Dilyatyn,
Ukraine? Any assistance is appreciated.

Danielle Ni Dhighe


Re; Dilyatyn landsmanshaften #galicia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Danielle Ni Dhighe asked:
Does anyone know of any still existing landsmanshaftn for
Dilyatyn, Ukraine? Any assistance is appreciated.

Well, isn't that what JewishGen is all about... the umbrella for all
the information connected with our genealogical search?.Let me
suggest you begin with our 5600 Jewish Community Pages. You
will find on the page for Dilyatyn contains a pointer to the
landsmanshaften in Baron Hirsch cemetery... a great place to
begin...but the page also has the town history and neighboring
towns listed...a great help when researching... and also links to
the Yizkor Books, the Ukraine Country Data, Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland, JewishGen Family Finder and lots more! Just
click on Databases on the JewishGen home page, then click on
JewishGen Communities Database

A second great source is the New York JGS... at www.jgsny.org.
They maintain a cemetery list of landsmanshaften and other
organizations.

And lastly, just try googling delay* and landsmanshaft* to include
the various spelling possibilities....

Happy hunting...
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens
searching, Galicia: STECHER, TRACHMAN, LINDNER, KRAMER
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: www.JewishGen.org/education
family web site: www.ShtetLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re; Dilyatyn landsmanshaften #galicia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Danielle Ni Dhighe asked:
Does anyone know of any still existing landsmanshaftn for
Dilyatyn, Ukraine? Any assistance is appreciated.

Well, isn't that what JewishGen is all about... the umbrella for all
the information connected with our genealogical search?.Let me
suggest you begin with our 5600 Jewish Community Pages. You
will find on the page for Dilyatyn contains a pointer to the
landsmanshaften in Baron Hirsch cemetery... a great place to
begin...but the page also has the town history and neighboring
towns listed...a great help when researching... and also links to
the Yizkor Books, the Ukraine Country Data, Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland, JewishGen Family Finder and lots more! Just
click on Databases on the JewishGen home page, then click on
JewishGen Communities Database

A second great source is the New York JGS... at www.jgsny.org.
They maintain a cemetery list of landsmanshaften and other
organizations.

And lastly, just try googling delay* and landsmanshaft* to include
the various spelling possibilities....

Happy hunting...
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens
searching, Galicia: STECHER, TRACHMAN, LINDNER, KRAMER
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: www.JewishGen.org/education
family web site: www.ShtetLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Dilyatyn Landsmanshaftn? #galicia

David Sotkowitz <sotkowitz@...>
 

Danielle,

There were 2 Delatyner landsmanshaftn in NYC, the Erste (First)
Delatyner K.U.V. and the Independent Delatiner K.U.V. There was
also one in Israel. I do not know the name. There was a community
of Delatyners in Buenos Aires, though I do not know of a
landsmanshaft there.

I was in touch with the societies in NYC over a dozen years ago. At
the time they were shrinking as members passed away. If you want
to find out if they still exist, contact the Baron Hirsch Cemetery,
1126 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, New York 10314, USA and ask
who their contact is for:
Erste Delatyner K.U.V. Inc. Section F, Gate 1
First Delatyner K.U.V., Inc. Section E, Gate 56
and
Independent Delatiner Section E, Gate 61
Independent Delatiner K.U.V. Section E, Gate 3

At the time that I called them, they gave me contact information
for the societies' treasurers.

For a list of those buried there go to the JewishGen Shtetlinks page
for Delyatin and then to cemeteries:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/delyatin

David Sotkowitz
Sharon, MA

Researching GLAZER, NORMAND, SCHREIBER: Dilyatyn, Ukraine
GLAZER, WIDMAN: Kolomea, Ukraine
CHACHOLOWICZ, KAWKIEWICZ, RZOTKIEWICZ, WAJNER,
WARSZAWCZYK: Lomza, Poland

----- Original Message ----
Subject: [galicia] Dilyatyn Landsmanshaftn?

Does anyone know of any still existing landsmanshaftn for Dilyatyn,
Ukraine? Any assistance is appreciated.

Danielle Ni Dhighe


Re: Change of name in 1907, why? #hungary

traceygen@...
 

I don't know the answer, but I agree with your suspicion there was some kind of political situation around that time that motivated it. Around the same time (1903), two members of my family tree changed their name >from their father's German surname (Magaziner) to their mother's Hungarian surname (Balkanyi), and the name change was similiarly noted in their birth registers. I've always assumed that some sort of hostility toward Germans at the time motivated it, but I don't know what.

Subject: Change of name in 1907, why?
From: wendsu@...
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 18:24:13 +0100
X-Message-Number: 5

I found a note in the birth register of my grandfather WEISZ Abraham (b.
1882 in Er Mihalyfalva = Valea lui Mihai) that he
changed his surname in 1907 to FEHER that means "white" in Hungarian. Why?
Was it a special political situation in Austria-Hungary in 1907?

Susanna Vendel, Stockholm


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Change of name in 1907, why? #hungary

traceygen@...
 

I don't know the answer, but I agree with your suspicion there was some kind of political situation around that time that motivated it. Around the same time (1903), two members of my family tree changed their name >from their father's German surname (Magaziner) to their mother's Hungarian surname (Balkanyi), and the name change was similiarly noted in their birth registers. I've always assumed that some sort of hostility toward Germans at the time motivated it, but I don't know what.

Subject: Change of name in 1907, why?
From: wendsu@...
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 18:24:13 +0100
X-Message-Number: 5

I found a note in the birth register of my grandfather WEISZ Abraham (b.
1882 in Er Mihalyfalva = Valea lui Mihai) that he
changed his surname in 1907 to FEHER that means "white" in Hungarian. Why?
Was it a special political situation in Austria-Hungary in 1907?

Susanna Vendel, Stockholm


Re: Change of name in 1907, why? #hungary

svass@...
 

Many Jews changed their surnames >from German to Hungarian during that =
time period. My grandmother's WEISS family had one member also change =
his surname to FEHER at the same time as indicated in the birth record. =
(Ernest Weiss, b. Trencsen, 9 Jun 1861 surname changed to FEHER 1898). =
His six living (?) brothers do not have such a note in the records.
sam vass
Kent, WA, USA

On Feb 26, 2011, Susanna Vendel wrote:

I found a note in the birth register of my grandfather WEISZ Abraham =
(b. 1882 in Er Mihalyfalva =3D Valea lui Mihai) that he
changed his surname in 1907 to FEHER that means "white" in Hungarian. =
Why?
Was it a special political situation in Austria-Hungary in 1907?


Re: change of name in 1907 #hungary

janiceweiss@...
 

I've been told that if a Weiss is Hungarian, he/she is most likely Jewish. Maybe that was the case in 1907, too, and your relative didn't want to be readily identified as Jewish.

janice weiss, chicago (US)


Re: Change of name in 1907, why? #hungary

tompa@...
 

Dear Susanna,

I have only a partial answer to this question. I suspect others who subscr=
ibe will know more, and I would be interested to learn more about this issu=
e myself.

My own paternal grandfather changed his surname >from FUCHS to TOMPA (a good=
Hungarian name, meaning "blunt") in 1905. His eldest son later told us th=
at the Hungarian government encouraged civil servants (or at least those at=
a certain level) to Hungarianize their names. But was this aimed specific=
ally at Jews? And was it imposed on them or a real attempt to integrate Je=
ws? I don't know.

A short time earlier, in 1898, one of my great-grandfathers changed his sur=
name >from GOLDSCHMID to GALOS (accented a), another good Hungarian name. I=
have read that 1898 was the year of the Hungarian millenium, and that to c=
elebrate the millenium many Hungarianized their names. =20

You probably already know that WEISZ would have been the Hungarian spelling=
of the German name WEISS, which also means "white", in German.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA
Researching: FUCHS, WEISZ, LEDERER (>from Preserani Nitra, now called Presel=
any); ROSENTHAL (>from Privigye, now called Prievidza); GOLDSCHMID, GALOS (S=
zombathely); MARKUS, KOVARY, AKACSOS.

Subject: Change of name in 1907, why?
From: wendsu@...
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 18:24:13 +0100
X-Message-Number: 5
=20
I found a note in the birth register of my grandfather WEISZ=20
Abraham (b.=20
1882 in Er Mihalyfalva =3D Valea lui Mihai) that he changed his=20
surname in 1907 to FEHER that means "white" in Hungarian. Why?
Was it a special political situation in Austria-Hungary in 1907?
=20
Susanna Vendel, Stockholm


Re: Change of name in 1907, why? #hungary

tom
 

yes, it was called "antisemitism". starting fomr the mid-nineteenth century, jews had greater opportunities for education and employment, but being jewish was an obstacle to advancement. many changed their names (see:), and some converted.

why 1907 (rather than 1887)? because maybe he was seeking a job at that time.

you might find his name among the list at <http://kt.lib.pte.hu/cgi-bin/kt.cgi?konyvtar/kt04112203/0_0_2_pg_71.html>, which is a compilation of name changes, although 1907 might be too late. most of the FEHERs were changing >from WEISS, and i would bet that a disproportionate number were jews. that book also lists a few details such as occupation and sometimes their children's names.


....... tom klein, toronto

wendsu@... wrote:

I found a note in the birth register of my grandfather WEISZ Abraham (b.
1882 in Er Mihalyfalva = Valea lui Mihai) that he
changed his surname in 1907 to FEHER that means "white" in Hungarian. Why?
Was it a special political situation in Austria-Hungary in 1907?

Susanna Vendel, Stockholm