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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Elizovetgrad #lithuania

Shulamit <singingsandy2004@...>
 

My grandfather, Isaac Levinoff was born in
Elizovetgrad, Ukraine to a Latvian family. Does anyone
know the modern name for Elizovetgrad? It was once a
very large Jewish community until the terrible pogroms
of 1881.

I couldn't register as researcher for Jewish Gen Family
Finder except under name of Kherson which is apparently
close by.

Thanks,
Sandra Levy (Jerusalem)

Researching RITTENBERG,GOLDSTEIN,TICKTIN,KREMER,WARSHOFSKY/Lithuania
LEVINOFF,ZELCOVIN/Elizovetograd,Kherson-Ukraine,Latvia,Canada
COHEN/LEVIN/Brest, Belarus


Elizovetgrad #lithuania

Shulamit <singingsandy2004@...>
 

My grandfather, Isaac Levinoff was born in
Elizovetgrad, Ukraine to a Latvian family. Does anyone
know the modern name for Elizovetgrad? It was once a
very large Jewish community until the terrible pogroms
of 1881.

I couldn't register as researcher for Jewish Gen Family
Finder except under name of Kherson which is apparently
close by.

Thanks,
Sandra Levy (Jerusalem)

Researching RITTENBERG,GOLDSTEIN,TICKTIN,KREMER,WARSHOFSKY/Lithuania
LEVINOFF,ZELCOVIN/Elizovetograd,Kherson-Ukraine,Latvia,Canada
COHEN/LEVIN/Brest, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brussels look-up in newspaper archives -- Big Mystery! #general

bbaum
 

I would greatly appreciate it if someone in Belgium (Brussels) can
track down a newspaper article about a Jewish Brigade veteran by the
name of Reinhold who was kidnapped off the streets of Brussels around
May 14 (or 17), 1947. Yes, 1947!
A newspaper reporter spotted the kidnapping and quickly got the police
to give chase. The kidnappers were caught, put on trial and sent to
jail. Reinhold, who was injured and sent to the hospital, disappeared
>from Brussels a short time later with the help of British Secret
Service. Big mystery.

The kidnapping incident was written up in a one or more newspapers in
Brussels around the dates listed above. I hope someone has access to an
electronic search archive of newspaper articles that can access those
dates. Thank you very much.

Eva Berlin
Princeton, New Jersey


Brussels look-up in newspaper archives -- Big Mystery! #general

bbaum
 

I would greatly appreciate it if someone in Belgium (Brussels) can
track down a newspaper article about a Jewish Brigade veteran by the
name of Reinhold who was kidnapped off the streets of Brussels around
May 14 (or 17), 1947. Yes, 1947!
A newspaper reporter spotted the kidnapping and quickly got the police
to give chase. The kidnappers were caught, put on trial and sent to
jail. Reinhold, who was injured and sent to the hospital, disappeared
>from Brussels a short time later with the help of British Secret
Service. Big mystery.

The kidnapping incident was written up in a one or more newspapers in
Brussels around the dates listed above. I hope someone has access to an
electronic search archive of newspaper articles that can access those
dates. Thank you very much.

Eva Berlin
Princeton, New Jersey


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German script - Screibschrift #general

Bob Kosovsky
 

I've done a lot of work reading old German handwriting and have basically
taught myself how to read it based on tables in German textbooks. Recently
I came across the following chart:

http://www.harlessgenealogy.com/images/german_script/alphabet_chart.htm

It is a very nice and useful rendering of multiple possibilities for German
letters, many of which form ligatures in particular combinations.

I have no connection to the Harless Genealogy site, but hope those researching
German ancestry will benefit >from it.

Bob Kosovsky, New York City, seeking any and all permutations/locations of:
KASOFSKI/Y, KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y, KOSOFSKI/Y, KOSOVSKI/Y, KOSOWSKI/Y,
KASSOFSKI/Y, KASSOVSKI/Y, KASSOWSKI/Y, KOSSOFSKI/Y, KOSSOVSKI/Y, KOSSOWSKI/Y,
KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc. and other derivatives


German script - Screibschrift #general

Bob Kosovsky
 

I've done a lot of work reading old German handwriting and have basically
taught myself how to read it based on tables in German textbooks. Recently
I came across the following chart:

http://www.harlessgenealogy.com/images/german_script/alphabet_chart.htm

It is a very nice and useful rendering of multiple possibilities for German
letters, many of which form ligatures in particular combinations.

I have no connection to the Harless Genealogy site, but hope those researching
German ancestry will benefit >from it.

Bob Kosovsky, New York City, seeking any and all permutations/locations of:
KASOFSKI/Y, KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y, KOSOFSKI/Y, KOSOVSKI/Y, KOSOWSKI/Y,
KASSOFSKI/Y, KASSOVSKI/Y, KASSOWSKI/Y, KOSSOFSKI/Y, KOSSOVSKI/Y, KOSSOWSKI/Y,
KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc. and other derivatives


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German translation of Galician Gazetter Page #general

tony hausner
 

In the following location, there is material >from the 1907 Galician
Gazetteer about the shetl, Skala, for which I am town leader.

http://tinyurl.com/2lpgz8

and then to Borszczow

Skala is on page 46 under Borszczow. If anyone knows German, I would
appreciate this being translated.

--
Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
(note: new email address)


German translation of Galician Gazetter Page #general

tony hausner
 

In the following location, there is material >from the 1907 Galician
Gazetteer about the shetl, Skala, for which I am town leader.

http://tinyurl.com/2lpgz8

and then to Borszczow

Skala is on page 46 under Borszczow. If anyone knows German, I would
appreciate this being translated.

--
Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
(note: new email address)


FEUCHTWANGER in New York #usa

Susan Edel
 

Hi,

I am trying to trace the descendants of my great great grandmother's brother
Abraham FEUCHTWANGER who was born in Fuerth, Bavaria, Germany and came to
the USA in the 1860s (latest). He married Lena nee HERZOG and they had
several children.

Sigmund FEUCHTWANGER who married first Rachel nee WATERMAN who died young in
1893. He then married Ella nee BACH in 1895. I do not know if they had
children. Sigmund and Rachel had a son Abraham, but I do not know more than
that.

Rachel FEUCHTWANGER married Louis GOLDSMITH and they had a daughter Nancy
(nothing more known).

Minnie FEUCHTWANGER married David FRIEDMANN , son of Samuel and Charlotte,
in January 1888, but I know no more about them.

Ella FEUCHTWANGER married Solomon COELHO in 1884 and they seem to have had 3
children, David, Sarah (Sadie) and Rachel (Rae).

Can anyone help me trace members of this family?

Hoping to hear >from you,

Susan EDEL, Petach Tikva, Israel


Early American SIG #USA FEUCHTWANGER in New York #usa

Susan Edel
 

Hi,

I am trying to trace the descendants of my great great grandmother's brother
Abraham FEUCHTWANGER who was born in Fuerth, Bavaria, Germany and came to
the USA in the 1860s (latest). He married Lena nee HERZOG and they had
several children.

Sigmund FEUCHTWANGER who married first Rachel nee WATERMAN who died young in
1893. He then married Ella nee BACH in 1895. I do not know if they had
children. Sigmund and Rachel had a son Abraham, but I do not know more than
that.

Rachel FEUCHTWANGER married Louis GOLDSMITH and they had a daughter Nancy
(nothing more known).

Minnie FEUCHTWANGER married David FRIEDMANN , son of Samuel and Charlotte,
in January 1888, but I know no more about them.

Ella FEUCHTWANGER married Solomon COELHO in 1884 and they seem to have had 3
children, David, Sarah (Sadie) and Rachel (Rae).

Can anyone help me trace members of this family?

Hoping to hear >from you,

Susan EDEL, Petach Tikva, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Obit or Burial Place for Rose MOIGER (d. Nov. 1984) #general

arnonh@tapuz.co.il <arnonh@...>
 

Hello, Dear Colleagues!

I'm looking for the obituary/death notice or burial place of Rose MOIGER
(b. July 8th 1903; d. November 1984; SSN 108-28-8779; Last residence:
Brooklyn, Kings, NY).

Any help with that will be much appreciated.

Yours,
Arnon Hershkovitz, Israel
arnonh@...


SNATTINGER and BARNUM in Kansas or Indiana #usa

Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@...>
 

I am researching Simon BARNUM (nee BACHARACH), who, along with Moses
SNATTINGER, was supposedly the first of the Jewish settlers in
Topeka, Kansas in 1868. They were both born in 1842. Prior to moving
to Kansas, they were both in Indiana, although I don't know if they
were together. Simon BARNUM and his brother Nathan had a store in
Union, Indiana before moving to Kansas. There was also a Lee
SNATTINGER in Winchester, Indiana, which is about 10 miles >from
Union. Simon BARNUM also apparently married an Emma SNATTINGER in
Topeka, who I presume is a relative of Moses. I believe there were
also connections to other families in Topeka, Newton, and Winfield,
Kansas, namely the SCHLESINGERS, HAHNS, and BURGAUERS.

If anyone can shed any light on these early Jewish Kansans, I'd
greatly appreciate it. BTW, I have just ordered a copy of a local
history of the Topeka Jewish community.

Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@...>


Obit or Burial Place for Rose MOIGER (d. Nov. 1984) #general

arnonh@tapuz.co.il <arnonh@...>
 

Hello, Dear Colleagues!

I'm looking for the obituary/death notice or burial place of Rose MOIGER
(b. July 8th 1903; d. November 1984; SSN 108-28-8779; Last residence:
Brooklyn, Kings, NY).

Any help with that will be much appreciated.

Yours,
Arnon Hershkovitz, Israel
arnonh@...


Early American SIG #USA SNATTINGER and BARNUM in Kansas or Indiana #usa

Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@...>
 

I am researching Simon BARNUM (nee BACHARACH), who, along with Moses
SNATTINGER, was supposedly the first of the Jewish settlers in
Topeka, Kansas in 1868. They were both born in 1842. Prior to moving
to Kansas, they were both in Indiana, although I don't know if they
were together. Simon BARNUM and his brother Nathan had a store in
Union, Indiana before moving to Kansas. There was also a Lee
SNATTINGER in Winchester, Indiana, which is about 10 miles >from
Union. Simon BARNUM also apparently married an Emma SNATTINGER in
Topeka, who I presume is a relative of Moses. I believe there were
also connections to other families in Topeka, Newton, and Winfield,
Kansas, namely the SCHLESINGERS, HAHNS, and BURGAUERS.

If anyone can shed any light on these early Jewish Kansans, I'd
greatly appreciate it. BTW, I have just ordered a copy of a local
history of the Topeka Jewish community.

Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@...>


MENDELS & SPRINGERS from NY; ROBERTS & BEVINS from CA #usa

Juliet
 

MODERATOR NOTE: NY is a big place. Please be specific about the cities and
towns you mention in your mail to us. Do you mean NY State or city? If city,
do you know what part? MODERATOR

Does anyone have any information about a MENDEL family that lived in
NY around 1900?

I believe the names are:

1) Joseph and Regina (HOCHSTADLER) MENDEL
2) Mamie went to California?
Birdie m Leon STEIN, who went by Leon STAR
--mo of Miriam and Helen STAR
Oscar MENDEL
Gertrude YOUNG
Florence ARMSTRONG--mo of Edith Jos. ROBERTS, actress (b1899
NY, d 1935CA)
--mo of Leona ROBERTS (d 1952) married
actor, Billy BEVIN (d1957)
Millie =96 m Louis SPRINGER
mo of Joseph SPRINGER, fa of Bea COHEN
mo of Lester SPRINGER
mo of Lillian SPRINGER
mo of Gertrude SPRINGER (b1885; d1968), m Dave STAMPER &
Mr. HIRSCH.

Gertrude SPRINGER was my great grandmother.

I cannot find the family in the 1880 census but they were clearly here
by 1900 when Birdie married Leon STEIN who later took the name STAR.

My great-grandmother stayed in NY but I think many of her siblings
ended up in California.
I think the STEIN/STARS ended up in West Virginia.

Thanks,
Juliet Stamper, Berkeley, CA

Researching STAMPERS, SPRINGERS, LYONS, & MENDELS >from NY: DREYFUS, KAHNS,
& MEYERS >from Alsace; BELSONS, FRAMS, LEVENSOHNS, & VEROWITZ >from Lithuania.


Early American SIG #USA MENDELS & SPRINGERS from NY; ROBERTS & BEVINS from CA #usa

Juliet
 

MODERATOR NOTE: NY is a big place. Please be specific about the cities and
towns you mention in your mail to us. Do you mean NY State or city? If city,
do you know what part? MODERATOR

Does anyone have any information about a MENDEL family that lived in
NY around 1900?

I believe the names are:

1) Joseph and Regina (HOCHSTADLER) MENDEL
2) Mamie went to California?
Birdie m Leon STEIN, who went by Leon STAR
--mo of Miriam and Helen STAR
Oscar MENDEL
Gertrude YOUNG
Florence ARMSTRONG--mo of Edith Jos. ROBERTS, actress (b1899
NY, d 1935CA)
--mo of Leona ROBERTS (d 1952) married
actor, Billy BEVIN (d1957)
Millie =96 m Louis SPRINGER
mo of Joseph SPRINGER, fa of Bea COHEN
mo of Lester SPRINGER
mo of Lillian SPRINGER
mo of Gertrude SPRINGER (b1885; d1968), m Dave STAMPER &
Mr. HIRSCH.

Gertrude SPRINGER was my great grandmother.

I cannot find the family in the 1880 census but they were clearly here
by 1900 when Birdie married Leon STEIN who later took the name STAR.

My great-grandmother stayed in NY but I think many of her siblings
ended up in California.
I think the STEIN/STARS ended up in West Virginia.

Thanks,
Juliet Stamper, Berkeley, CA

Researching STAMPERS, SPRINGERS, LYONS, & MENDELS >from NY: DREYFUS, KAHNS,
& MEYERS >from Alsace; BELSONS, FRAMS, LEVENSOHNS, & VEROWITZ >from Lithuania.


Small towns in Hessen - Seek and offer information #germany

Dorothee LK <dorothee.lk@...>
 

I have been a list member for a long time, on and off, previously focussed on
Wiesbaden.
For two new projects I ask the attention fo fellow GERSIGers:

For Gau-Algesheim, county Mainz-Bingen, formerly Hessen, now Rheinland-Pfalz,
I hope to eventually update the publication of Ludwig Hellriegel :
Judaica, Die Geschichte der Gau-Algesheimer Juden, 1986

For an exhibit my colleague Dr. Helga Krohn and I are looking for information
about Jewish families >from rural communities in Hessen.

The open air museum Hessenpark near Frankfurt contains among many
other buldings >from all over Hessen two former synagogues: >from Nentershausen
and Gross-Umstadt. The latter one will house the new exhibit on Jewish life
in rural Hessen. Any refrerence will be appreciated.

Most important will be personal recollections newly told or stored already
(taped interviews, memoirs, un-/published papers). We are also looking for
photos and objects connected to these families or the village/small town.

Please contact me privately

Dorothee Lottmann-Kaeseler <dorothee.lk@...> Wiesbaden, Germany


German SIG #Germany Small towns in Hessen - Seek and offer information #germany

Dorothee LK <dorothee.lk@...>
 

I have been a list member for a long time, on and off, previously focussed on
Wiesbaden.
For two new projects I ask the attention fo fellow GERSIGers:

For Gau-Algesheim, county Mainz-Bingen, formerly Hessen, now Rheinland-Pfalz,
I hope to eventually update the publication of Ludwig Hellriegel :
Judaica, Die Geschichte der Gau-Algesheimer Juden, 1986

For an exhibit my colleague Dr. Helga Krohn and I are looking for information
about Jewish families >from rural communities in Hessen.

The open air museum Hessenpark near Frankfurt contains among many
other buldings >from all over Hessen two former synagogues: >from Nentershausen
and Gross-Umstadt. The latter one will house the new exhibit on Jewish life
in rural Hessen. Any refrerence will be appreciated.

Most important will be personal recollections newly told or stored already
(taped interviews, memoirs, un-/published papers). We are also looking for
photos and objects connected to these families or the village/small town.

Please contact me privately

Dorothee Lottmann-Kaeseler <dorothee.lk@...> Wiesbaden, Germany


Translation of "Kapo" #germany

Janet Kirchheimer <janetk521@...>
 

Hello,
I am trying to find the origin of the word - kapo. I saw something that
said it may be German for foreman, but cannot find it in a German
dictionary.

Does anyone have any ideas? Thank you.

Janet Kirchheimer New York, NY


German SIG #Germany Translation of "Kapo" #germany

Janet Kirchheimer <janetk521@...>
 

Hello,
I am trying to find the origin of the word - kapo. I saw something that
said it may be German for foreman, but cannot find it in a German
dictionary.

Does anyone have any ideas? Thank you.

Janet Kirchheimer New York, NY