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Re: litvaksig digest: October 03, 2008 #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

RE: Singer Sewing Machines etc

What a wonderful historical background the the Singer sewing machines
development. Interestingly enough I have a photo >from Kopcheve
(Kapciamiestis) taken probably sometime in the late 1920s (perhaps a
bit later) of 17 women, one man and one small child posing with Singer
sewing machines and posters >from the company behind them on a
building!

I also have a small brass mortar and pestle >from my maternal
grandmother, born in Kopcheve (Kapciamiestis), who arrived the US in
1906. The lore is that she used this in the kitchen for grinding
delicate herbs for medicinal purposes.

Carol Hoffman
OFCHINSKAS, KOVALSKY Kopcheve (Kapciamiestis)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: litvaksig digest: October 03, 2008 #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

RE: Singer Sewing Machines etc

What a wonderful historical background the the Singer sewing machines
development. Interestingly enough I have a photo >from Kopcheve
(Kapciamiestis) taken probably sometime in the late 1920s (perhaps a
bit later) of 17 women, one man and one small child posing with Singer
sewing machines and posters >from the company behind them on a
building!

I also have a small brass mortar and pestle >from my maternal
grandmother, born in Kopcheve (Kapciamiestis), who arrived the US in
1906. The lore is that she used this in the kitchen for grinding
delicate herbs for medicinal purposes.

Carol Hoffman
OFCHINSKAS, KOVALSKY Kopcheve (Kapciamiestis)


Re: SINGER Sewing Machines and MERCEDES cars & typewriters #lithuania

Ilan Ganot <iganot@...>
 

I would like to thank Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...> for her
interesting and wise making article about the SINGER sewing machines at
Jewish households and workshops, posted on Friday, 3 Oct. 2008 at the
LitvakSIG digest.

My grandmother also owned such a machine, with iron cast base, wheel and
pedal and a wooden working surface. My grandparents brought it with them
when they made Aliyah during the 1930's and since then it was located at the
corner of their living room in Tel Aviv. As a child I was always fascinated
how easily the machine was unfolded for operation and folded for storage.

On Shabbat eves my grandmother used to cover the sewing machine with white
tablecloth and put the large, silver candlesticks on it.

Another article, which attracted my attention as a child, was a huge
MERCEDES typewriter that belonged to my grandfather. It was stored in a
large wooden box, and >from time to time, my grandfather used it for typing
letters to his siblings and friends in the USA. Does anyone have any idea
if the Mercedes typewriter factory has any connection to the Mercedes-Benz
automobile firm?

According to the Wikipedia, most ironically, the German Mercedes car brand
name has Jewish roots. It was named after the daughter of a rich Austrian
Jewish automobile entrepreneur, named Emil Jellinek. Among many other
occupations, he was a car dealer, selling large number of Daimler-Benz cars
under his daughter's name, Mercedes.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Jellinek

Shana Tova and Gmar Hatima Tova,

Ilan Ganot,
Co-Webmaster, Mazheik Memorial Website
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Mazeikiai/introduction.html
Email: iganot@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: General replies to the question about the Mercedes
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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: SINGER Sewing Machines and MERCEDES cars & typewriters #lithuania

Ilan Ganot <iganot@...>
 

I would like to thank Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...> for her
interesting and wise making article about the SINGER sewing machines at
Jewish households and workshops, posted on Friday, 3 Oct. 2008 at the
LitvakSIG digest.

My grandmother also owned such a machine, with iron cast base, wheel and
pedal and a wooden working surface. My grandparents brought it with them
when they made Aliyah during the 1930's and since then it was located at the
corner of their living room in Tel Aviv. As a child I was always fascinated
how easily the machine was unfolded for operation and folded for storage.

On Shabbat eves my grandmother used to cover the sewing machine with white
tablecloth and put the large, silver candlesticks on it.

Another article, which attracted my attention as a child, was a huge
MERCEDES typewriter that belonged to my grandfather. It was stored in a
large wooden box, and >from time to time, my grandfather used it for typing
letters to his siblings and friends in the USA. Does anyone have any idea
if the Mercedes typewriter factory has any connection to the Mercedes-Benz
automobile firm?

According to the Wikipedia, most ironically, the German Mercedes car brand
name has Jewish roots. It was named after the daughter of a rich Austrian
Jewish automobile entrepreneur, named Emil Jellinek. Among many other
occupations, he was a car dealer, selling large number of Daimler-Benz cars
under his daughter's name, Mercedes.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Jellinek

Shana Tova and Gmar Hatima Tova,

Ilan Ganot,
Co-Webmaster, Mazheik Memorial Website
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Mazeikiai/introduction.html
Email: iganot@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: General replies to the question about the Mercedes
typewriter should be sent privately and not the beginning of a new
thread.


family search #poland

charles rapoport <chjrapo@...>
 

Dear friends,

I would like to complete a request made a little time ago. I'm searching
members of my father's family. My father' name was Meir HUBSCHMAN born in
1901 in Nadworna (actually in Ukraine) . His mother's name was HUBSCHMAN
Chaje. Thanks to JRI Poland, on Nadworna PSA AGAD Births, that I discovered
he had two brothers and one sister, all registered in Nadworna like my
father. His siblings were JUTTE born in 1894, ABE born in 1897, JACOB born
in 1899. The fact that their surnames was HUBSCHMAN led me to think that
there was not a civil wedding for their parents, but only a religious one,
which explains that my father wore his mother's name. My father was deported
in Auschwitz then in Mauthausen where he died on February 26th 1945.

Three months ago, I discovered the documents that her had to filise
informations about his family left in Galicia. It's why I cannot find a
logical link between these two different informations which are totally
incompatible . However I think that Bernhard PFEFFER can be my paternal
grand-father, because my father called one of my two brothers (his eldest
son): Bernard.

Are the results on JRI Poland absolutely reliable? It's difficult to
imagine that my father gave false informations for such an important
request for him (to get the french citizenship).

I would be very grateful for all the informations and explanations that
you could give me to solve my problem, and I would be so happy if descendants
of the families HUBSCHMAN and PFEFFER had survived, and if I could get
informations >from them.

I want to thank very much everybody who will perhaps help me. With my
best regards to all of you and Shana Tova.

Jeannette Rapoport-Hubschman
France
chjrapo@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Any suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


JRI Poland #Poland family search #poland

charles rapoport <chjrapo@...>
 

Dear friends,

I would like to complete a request made a little time ago. I'm searching
members of my father's family. My father' name was Meir HUBSCHMAN born in
1901 in Nadworna (actually in Ukraine) . His mother's name was HUBSCHMAN
Chaje. Thanks to JRI Poland, on Nadworna PSA AGAD Births, that I discovered
he had two brothers and one sister, all registered in Nadworna like my
father. His siblings were JUTTE born in 1894, ABE born in 1897, JACOB born
in 1899. The fact that their surnames was HUBSCHMAN led me to think that
there was not a civil wedding for their parents, but only a religious one,
which explains that my father wore his mother's name. My father was deported
in Auschwitz then in Mauthausen where he died on February 26th 1945.

Three months ago, I discovered the documents that her had to filise
informations about his family left in Galicia. It's why I cannot find a
logical link between these two different informations which are totally
incompatible . However I think that Bernhard PFEFFER can be my paternal
grand-father, because my father called one of my two brothers (his eldest
son): Bernard.

Are the results on JRI Poland absolutely reliable? It's difficult to
imagine that my father gave false informations for such an important
request for him (to get the french citizenship).

I would be very grateful for all the informations and explanations that
you could give me to solve my problem, and I would be so happy if descendants
of the families HUBSCHMAN and PFEFFER had survived, and if I could get
informations >from them.

I want to thank very much everybody who will perhaps help me. With my
best regards to all of you and Shana Tova.

Jeannette Rapoport-Hubschman
France
chjrapo@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Any suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


How do i find out if they were brothers? #general

me@...
 

Dear all,
I am trying to find out if my great-great-grandfather, Max RAPHAEL, had a
brother who also emigrated to England called Abraham David RAPHAEL. Max
came >from Kowal, Poland in about 1905 and settled in Darlington. Family
legend says that his brother David proceeded him. I can find no David
Raphael that fits in terms of years/location but there is an Abraham David
Raphael buried in Stockton cemetery (where Jews >from Darlington were
buried in the first half of the 20th century before Darlington had its own
Jewish cemetery) near Max's grave. A relative of mine says he remembers
'David' but when he knew him, he was already a very old man. The Abraham
David Raphael buried in Stockton was 85 when he died in 1940 so that makes
sense. There is also an Abraham Raphael listed as having a drapers
business in Darlington (where Max lived) at the beginning of the 20th
century so it all seems to fit. However, does anyone have any ideas about
finding a more conclusive link between the two men? I can't trace either
of them through available records in Poland and i don't want to make
assumptions.
Kind regards,

Inbal Livne
Edinburgh, Scotland

Researching RAPHAEL, SCHIER, SHALL, CALLER, KALER
Kowal, Kutno, Darlington, London, Mstibovo, Newcastle


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How do i find out if they were brothers? #general

me@...
 

Dear all,
I am trying to find out if my great-great-grandfather, Max RAPHAEL, had a
brother who also emigrated to England called Abraham David RAPHAEL. Max
came >from Kowal, Poland in about 1905 and settled in Darlington. Family
legend says that his brother David proceeded him. I can find no David
Raphael that fits in terms of years/location but there is an Abraham David
Raphael buried in Stockton cemetery (where Jews >from Darlington were
buried in the first half of the 20th century before Darlington had its own
Jewish cemetery) near Max's grave. A relative of mine says he remembers
'David' but when he knew him, he was already a very old man. The Abraham
David Raphael buried in Stockton was 85 when he died in 1940 so that makes
sense. There is also an Abraham Raphael listed as having a drapers
business in Darlington (where Max lived) at the beginning of the 20th
century so it all seems to fit. However, does anyone have any ideas about
finding a more conclusive link between the two men? I can't trace either
of them through available records in Poland and i don't want to make
assumptions.
Kind regards,

Inbal Livne
Edinburgh, Scotland

Researching RAPHAEL, SCHIER, SHALL, CALLER, KALER
Kowal, Kutno, Darlington, London, Mstibovo, Newcastle


Maria BOERNSTEIN #general

Suzy Lampert <suzylampert@...>
 

The name "Maria BOERNSTEIN" appears in my family tree as a distant
relative. The only information I have is that she practiced
psychoanalysis, quite possibly in New York City, during the 1950s.
She contributed an article to a psychiatric journal (but I don't
know which one) also in the 1950s. She is not registered with either
the American Psychiatric Association or the American Psychoanalytic
Association.

Can you help?

Thank you.

Suzy Lampert
Dallas, Texas USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Maria BOERNSTEIN #general

Suzy Lampert <suzylampert@...>
 

The name "Maria BOERNSTEIN" appears in my family tree as a distant
relative. The only information I have is that she practiced
psychoanalysis, quite possibly in New York City, during the 1950s.
She contributed an article to a psychiatric journal (but I don't
know which one) also in the 1950s. She is not registered with either
the American Psychiatric Association or the American Psychoanalytic
Association.

Can you help?

Thank you.

Suzy Lampert
Dallas, Texas USA


query regarding names: same person? -- Thanks! #general

Jenni Hymoff Koeppel
 

Hello again to all,

Shiya Aziel and Yeshaya Ezial

My query regarding the fathers of two men possibly being the same
person received a great number of responses which I answered
individually and now collectively thank you all again for your
comments, advice and help.

The overall consensus is that despite the age difference in the two
men, it is likely that the two names were the same person and thus
the father of both of them. This hopefully will move us back another
generation!

Your help is greatly appreciated.
Cheers, Jenni Hymoff
Canary Islands, Spain
researching
HYMOFF and KADETSKY/FISCHER/ZETTOCK >from Poland
REDLER and KRAVETSKY >from Ukraine
KOEPPEL and BLAHOWETZ >from Bohemia/Germany


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen query regarding names: same person? -- Thanks! #general

Jenni Hymoff Koeppel
 

Hello again to all,

Shiya Aziel and Yeshaya Ezial

My query regarding the fathers of two men possibly being the same
person received a great number of responses which I answered
individually and now collectively thank you all again for your
comments, advice and help.

The overall consensus is that despite the age difference in the two
men, it is likely that the two names were the same person and thus
the father of both of them. This hopefully will move us back another
generation!

Your help is greatly appreciated.
Cheers, Jenni Hymoff
Canary Islands, Spain
researching
HYMOFF and KADETSKY/FISCHER/ZETTOCK >from Poland
REDLER and KRAVETSKY >from Ukraine
KOEPPEL and BLAHOWETZ >from Bohemia/Germany


Cemetery pictures KADETSKY in MA #general

Jenni Hymoff Koeppel
 

Cemetery pictures and person look-up KADETSKY in MA

Hello, I need some help - maybe someone is going that way and can
take some Digital gravestone pictures for me:

Morris Kadetsky
Hebrew Volin
Baker Street
West Roxbury
Section E, side LEFT, grave 9

He might have his wife nearby - if he is who I think he is, her name was Bessie.

KADETSKY, Edward and Pearl
Worcester Hebrew
Lambert Hill Road - Offcem Road
Auburn, MA
graves ZZG 87 and 88

I am interested in their birth/deathdates and father's names, and
surrounding graves that might be KADETSKYs, same information. I am
also trying to locate the graves of two Pauline KADETSKYs who died
after 1920, they seem to be key persons to move back another generation
but I can't find any of their vital records stating dates, places of
birth etc. If someone could look them up for me in any of the archives
I would appreciate the help.

I unfortunately am too far away to do it myself and no longer have
my niece in Massachusetts.

In exchange I can help you with any translation to Spanish or reciprocate
in the Canary Islands....

Please contact me directly. Thanks very much

Cheers, Jenni Hymoff
Canary Islands, Spain
researching
HYMOFF and KADETSKY/FISCHER/ZETTOCK >from Poland
REDLER and KRAVETSKY >from Ukraine
KOEPPEL and BLAHOWETZ >from Bohemia/Germany


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cemetery pictures KADETSKY in MA #general

Jenni Hymoff Koeppel
 

Cemetery pictures and person look-up KADETSKY in MA

Hello, I need some help - maybe someone is going that way and can
take some Digital gravestone pictures for me:

Morris Kadetsky
Hebrew Volin
Baker Street
West Roxbury
Section E, side LEFT, grave 9

He might have his wife nearby - if he is who I think he is, her name was Bessie.

KADETSKY, Edward and Pearl
Worcester Hebrew
Lambert Hill Road - Offcem Road
Auburn, MA
graves ZZG 87 and 88

I am interested in their birth/deathdates and father's names, and
surrounding graves that might be KADETSKYs, same information. I am
also trying to locate the graves of two Pauline KADETSKYs who died
after 1920, they seem to be key persons to move back another generation
but I can't find any of their vital records stating dates, places of
birth etc. If someone could look them up for me in any of the archives
I would appreciate the help.

I unfortunately am too far away to do it myself and no longer have
my niece in Massachusetts.

In exchange I can help you with any translation to Spanish or reciprocate
in the Canary Islands....

Please contact me directly. Thanks very much

Cheers, Jenni Hymoff
Canary Islands, Spain
researching
HYMOFF and KADETSKY/FISCHER/ZETTOCK >from Poland
REDLER and KRAVETSKY >from Ukraine
KOEPPEL and BLAHOWETZ >from Bohemia/Germany


New Book: David FRIEDMANN, Artist of the Forgotten Generation #general

MiriFM@...
 

I am pleased to announce a book about my father David FRIEDMANN.
Thanks to clues in his letters and my persistence and research, Detlef
LORENZ found an amazing treasure of 200 portraits and drawings
published in the program magazine for all German radio listeners "Der
Deutsche Rundfunk". He diligently photographed the collection and
compiled the biographies of the subjects and this material along with
discovered portraits in the newspapers, evolved into the book:

David FRIEDMANN (1893-1980)
Ein Berliner Pressezeichner der 1920er Jahre
(David Friedmann, A Berlin Press Artist of the 1920's)
By Detlef Lorenz. Verlag Hentrich & Hentrich, Berlin 2008
Juedische Miniaturen 69
ISBN 978-3-938485-77-4

The painter and graphic artist David FRIEDMANN lived in Berlin >from
1911 and was a student of Herrmann STRUCK (etching) and Lovis CORINTH
(painting). Until the Nazis came to power in 1933, FRIEDMANN was a
successful artist producing late impressionist landscapes, still lifes,
and nudes. In 1938, he fled with his young family to Prague only to be
deported in 1941 to the Lodz Ghetto and then in 1944 to Auschwitz.
Almost all his works were confiscated by the Gestapo and presumably
destroyed. His wife and little daughter were murdered by the Nazis.
FRIEDMANN survived and painted his memories of the ghetto and
concentration camps. Later he remarried and via Israel, came to the
United States, where he died after a lifetime of achievement.

During the roaring 1920s, Berlin was a city of newspapers. Newspapers
appeared several times a day and were the main informational medium for
this vibrant city. At that time, sketch artists produced images for the
press because they were quicker and more agile than photographers with
their elaborate equipment. FRIEDMANN, who had a reputation as a
brilliant and respected portraitist, had the opportunity in 1924 to
sketch, mainly portraits, for various newspapers and magazines.
According to his own account, he portrayed hundreds of personalities
>from the theater, and in music, politics, and sports. This volume shows
a small selection including Arnold SCHOENBERG, Georg SZELL, Wolfgang
STRESEMANN, Gregor PIATIGORSKY, Szymon GOLDBERG, Richard TAUBER, Leo
SLEZAK, Curt BOIS, Carl EBERT, Emanuel LASKER, among others.

For more information about the portraits and other info about the
artist, please see:
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/museum/responses/friedmann/berlinPressArtist.html
http://www.hentrichhentrich.de/lorenz_d_friedmann1.php

Also, a new page has been added to the David FRIEDMANN Website about my
Search for his Lost Art:
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/museum/responses/friedmann/lostArt.html

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!

Miriam FRIEDMAN MORRIS, New York
MiriFM@...

Stolpersteine: Paderborner Strasse 9, Berlin
http://tinyurl.com/4kcbll

MODERATOR NOTE: This is the permitted one-time commercial announcement
of a new book of possible genealogical interest.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Book: David FRIEDMANN, Artist of the Forgotten Generation #general

MiriFM@...
 

I am pleased to announce a book about my father David FRIEDMANN.
Thanks to clues in his letters and my persistence and research, Detlef
LORENZ found an amazing treasure of 200 portraits and drawings
published in the program magazine for all German radio listeners "Der
Deutsche Rundfunk". He diligently photographed the collection and
compiled the biographies of the subjects and this material along with
discovered portraits in the newspapers, evolved into the book:

David FRIEDMANN (1893-1980)
Ein Berliner Pressezeichner der 1920er Jahre
(David Friedmann, A Berlin Press Artist of the 1920's)
By Detlef Lorenz. Verlag Hentrich & Hentrich, Berlin 2008
Juedische Miniaturen 69
ISBN 978-3-938485-77-4

The painter and graphic artist David FRIEDMANN lived in Berlin >from
1911 and was a student of Herrmann STRUCK (etching) and Lovis CORINTH
(painting). Until the Nazis came to power in 1933, FRIEDMANN was a
successful artist producing late impressionist landscapes, still lifes,
and nudes. In 1938, he fled with his young family to Prague only to be
deported in 1941 to the Lodz Ghetto and then in 1944 to Auschwitz.
Almost all his works were confiscated by the Gestapo and presumably
destroyed. His wife and little daughter were murdered by the Nazis.
FRIEDMANN survived and painted his memories of the ghetto and
concentration camps. Later he remarried and via Israel, came to the
United States, where he died after a lifetime of achievement.

During the roaring 1920s, Berlin was a city of newspapers. Newspapers
appeared several times a day and were the main informational medium for
this vibrant city. At that time, sketch artists produced images for the
press because they were quicker and more agile than photographers with
their elaborate equipment. FRIEDMANN, who had a reputation as a
brilliant and respected portraitist, had the opportunity in 1924 to
sketch, mainly portraits, for various newspapers and magazines.
According to his own account, he portrayed hundreds of personalities
>from the theater, and in music, politics, and sports. This volume shows
a small selection including Arnold SCHOENBERG, Georg SZELL, Wolfgang
STRESEMANN, Gregor PIATIGORSKY, Szymon GOLDBERG, Richard TAUBER, Leo
SLEZAK, Curt BOIS, Carl EBERT, Emanuel LASKER, among others.

For more information about the portraits and other info about the
artist, please see:
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/museum/responses/friedmann/berlinPressArtist.html
http://www.hentrichhentrich.de/lorenz_d_friedmann1.php

Also, a new page has been added to the David FRIEDMANN Website about my
Search for his Lost Art:
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/museum/responses/friedmann/lostArt.html

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!

Miriam FRIEDMAN MORRIS, New York
MiriFM@...

Stolpersteine: Paderborner Strasse 9, Berlin
http://tinyurl.com/4kcbll

MODERATOR NOTE: This is the permitted one-time commercial announcement
of a new book of possible genealogical interest.


Ukranian document translation #general

Sylvia Seddon <bryansyl@...>
 

Dear Genners

With a lot of help and patience >from Sherry - I now have a document on
digitalview that is >from the Ukrainian State Archives and is in relation
to the Haberman family

I'm hoping somebody would be kind enough to translate it - we believe
their are names and dates in it which would be very useful to us as we are
having great difficulty in tracking down information on this family

Please reply privately

Sylvia Seddon & Hyam Freedman
(Manchester England UK)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ukranian document translation #general

Sylvia Seddon <bryansyl@...>
 

Dear Genners

With a lot of help and patience >from Sherry - I now have a document on
digitalview that is >from the Ukrainian State Archives and is in relation
to the Haberman family

I'm hoping somebody would be kind enough to translate it - we believe
their are names and dates in it which would be very useful to us as we are
having great difficulty in tracking down information on this family

Please reply privately

Sylvia Seddon & Hyam Freedman
(Manchester England UK)


Re: Mercedes cars & typewriters [JELLINEK family] #germany

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Ilan Ganot wrote: "An article, which attracted my attention as a child, was
a huge MERCEDES typewriter that belonged to my grandfather. It was stored in
a large wooden box, and >from time to time, my grandfather used it for typing
letters to his siblings and friends in the USA. Does anyone have any idea
if the Mercedes typewriter factory has any connection to the Mercedes-Benz
automobile firm?"

The story of Emil JELLINEK and the name Mercedes is well-known especially
as Emil came >from the famous JELLINEK family of Moravian origin with rabbinical,
revolutionary [1848] and academic connections:
http://tinyurl.com/3rdwyd

Please click on all the JELLINEK links. See also:
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=220&letter=J

Adolf JELLINEK, Emil's father, served as rabbi in Leipzig >from 1845-1856

As for the typewriter, as far as I can make out, Emil JELLINEK took out a
patent relating to the letters on the keys of the typewriter:

http://tinyurl.com/3mgtzy [in German]

Who actually made these typewriters I have no idea, but I think Zeiss may
have been involved - but I am sure Emil must have received royalties!

This photograph of a Mercedes typewriter is labelled 1905, but it looks more
like 1920 to me: http://tinyurl.com/47jhoz

Celia Male - London, U.K. celiamale@...


German SIG #Germany Re: Mercedes cars & typewriters [JELLINEK family] #germany

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Ilan Ganot wrote: "An article, which attracted my attention as a child, was
a huge MERCEDES typewriter that belonged to my grandfather. It was stored in
a large wooden box, and >from time to time, my grandfather used it for typing
letters to his siblings and friends in the USA. Does anyone have any idea
if the Mercedes typewriter factory has any connection to the Mercedes-Benz
automobile firm?"

The story of Emil JELLINEK and the name Mercedes is well-known especially
as Emil came >from the famous JELLINEK family of Moravian origin with rabbinical,
revolutionary [1848] and academic connections:
http://tinyurl.com/3rdwyd

Please click on all the JELLINEK links. See also:
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=220&letter=J

Adolf JELLINEK, Emil's father, served as rabbi in Leipzig >from 1845-1856

As for the typewriter, as far as I can make out, Emil JELLINEK took out a
patent relating to the letters on the keys of the typewriter:

http://tinyurl.com/3mgtzy [in German]

Who actually made these typewriters I have no idea, but I think Zeiss may
have been involved - but I am sure Emil must have received royalties!

This photograph of a Mercedes typewriter is labelled 1905, but it looks more
like 1920 to me: http://tinyurl.com/47jhoz

Celia Male - London, U.K. celiamale@...