Date   

Vidrany (now part of Medzilaborce) #hungary

IsraelP <isai8v10@...>
 

Most of my gen activity is in Galicia (see www.pikholz.org ), so although I have
been a member of H-SIG for several years, I don't always pay close attention to the
discussions. Forgive me, therefore, if I am asking about things that a more
experienced participant might not.

A few days ago, a gen friend showed me a summary of the 1869 census
information for Vidrany (pop. 335), on the carpatho-rusyn.org website,
knowing that I had an interest there. The data is based on LDS microfilm
0719798 and includes my wife's grandfather, his parents and two brothers.
The information on the website does not include place of birth, but I
assume it to be local, at least for the three young children. There is no link to the
person who put up the data and the folks who run the website have not responded
with contact information.

I live in Israel so have no access to LDS resources and can only offer
help here in exchange for help elsewhere.

Since we know nothing about the parents except their names (which we knew
already), it seems to me that the next steps are looking at the microfilm
to determine the parents' birthplace(s) and looking at films of birth
records for the young children to learn at least the mother's maiden name
and perhaps her parents' names.

Can someone help me out on this please?

Israel Pickholtz
Also interested in the family of my US-born gm's father - born Rajec
(Slovakia), parents ROSENZEWEIG and ZELINKA - and mother - BAUER from
Kunszentmiklos and STERN (and maybe GRUNWALD) >from Kalocsa


Hungary SIG #Hungary Vidrany (now part of Medzilaborce) #hungary

IsraelP <isai8v10@...>
 

Most of my gen activity is in Galicia (see www.pikholz.org ), so although I have
been a member of H-SIG for several years, I don't always pay close attention to the
discussions. Forgive me, therefore, if I am asking about things that a more
experienced participant might not.

A few days ago, a gen friend showed me a summary of the 1869 census
information for Vidrany (pop. 335), on the carpatho-rusyn.org website,
knowing that I had an interest there. The data is based on LDS microfilm
0719798 and includes my wife's grandfather, his parents and two brothers.
The information on the website does not include place of birth, but I
assume it to be local, at least for the three young children. There is no link to the
person who put up the data and the folks who run the website have not responded
with contact information.

I live in Israel so have no access to LDS resources and can only offer
help here in exchange for help elsewhere.

Since we know nothing about the parents except their names (which we knew
already), it seems to me that the next steps are looking at the microfilm
to determine the parents' birthplace(s) and looking at films of birth
records for the young children to learn at least the mother's maiden name
and perhaps her parents' names.

Can someone help me out on this please?

Israel Pickholtz
Also interested in the family of my US-born gm's father - born Rajec
(Slovakia), parents ROSENZEWEIG and ZELINKA - and mother - BAUER from
Kunszentmiklos and STERN (and maybe GRUNWALD) >from Kalocsa


The Seven kehilos #hungary

Bernard Weill
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

Looking for information on the Sheva (seven) kehilos
located in or near Hungary.

What are the names of the seven kehilos and are these
seven communities dispersed or geographically adjacent
to one another?

Are these communities in what is referred to Oberland
and therefore follow the minhagim (customs) of the
Chasam Sofer?

WHat is so unique about these seven communities that
they are referred to as a group? Who and when was the
phrase Sheva Kehilos coined?

Thank you.

Bezalel Weill


Hungary SIG #Hungary The Seven kehilos #hungary

Bernard Weill
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

Looking for information on the Sheva (seven) kehilos
located in or near Hungary.

What are the names of the seven kehilos and are these
seven communities dispersed or geographically adjacent
to one another?

Are these communities in what is referred to Oberland
and therefore follow the minhagim (customs) of the
Chasam Sofer?

WHat is so unique about these seven communities that
they are referred to as a group? Who and when was the
phrase Sheva Kehilos coined?

Thank you.

Bezalel Weill


FHL microfilming records from Bratislava #hungary

Bob Lenk
 

I received the following info >from someone at the LDS Family History
Library about the progress of filming. It's the best explanation I've
heard so far. Bottom line - the records are coming, but probably
won't be available for at least a year.

Bob Lenk
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

---------------

We now have approval to film at the Bratislava archive, but it is
important to understand that it may be quite some time before we
actually start there. Also, records, once filmed, are not
immediately available. The processing and cataloging sometimes goes
quickly, but sometimes gets backlogged. My experience is that the
records tend to be filmed in alphabetical order.

Jordan Auslander's index is based on the archival inventories put out
by Slovakia. Basically stated, we will eventually acquire all the
stuff on Jordan's lists, but the schedule is not be geared for any
particular records. The Slovaks choose the actual order of filming.
The FHL gives only overall direction on what type of records to film.

When the records you want show up, you will find them listed in the
catalog:

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp

In fact, It is not possible to order a film until it appears in the
catalog. The catalog is updated almost every day, so you should check
it every few months. realistically it will likely be a year or more
before anything >from Bratislava appears in the catalog. There is no
influence anyone can extend to speed up the the filming (we have
people overseeing the projects that do all that is possible to
expedite filming projects). So now you will just have to be patient.


Hungary SIG #Hungary FHL microfilming records from Bratislava #hungary

Bob Lenk
 

I received the following info >from someone at the LDS Family History
Library about the progress of filming. It's the best explanation I've
heard so far. Bottom line - the records are coming, but probably
won't be available for at least a year.

Bob Lenk
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

---------------

We now have approval to film at the Bratislava archive, but it is
important to understand that it may be quite some time before we
actually start there. Also, records, once filmed, are not
immediately available. The processing and cataloging sometimes goes
quickly, but sometimes gets backlogged. My experience is that the
records tend to be filmed in alphabetical order.

Jordan Auslander's index is based on the archival inventories put out
by Slovakia. Basically stated, we will eventually acquire all the
stuff on Jordan's lists, but the schedule is not be geared for any
particular records. The Slovaks choose the actual order of filming.
The FHL gives only overall direction on what type of records to film.

When the records you want show up, you will find them listed in the
catalog:

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp

In fact, It is not possible to order a film until it appears in the
catalog. The catalog is updated almost every day, so you should check
it every few months. realistically it will likely be a year or more
before anything >from Bratislava appears in the catalog. There is no
influence anyone can extend to speed up the the filming (we have
people overseeing the projects that do all that is possible to
expedite filming projects). So now you will just have to be patient.


1828 Hungarian Property Tax Census database #hungary

Eric M. Bloch
 

Just wanted to let everyone know the 1828 Hungarian Property Tax Census
database has been updated with an additional 2,000 entries, thanks to
all the hard work of our small, dedicated crew of transcribers and data
entry people. The database can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary/Census1828.htm

If you would like to help on this project, we need volunteers who have
access to a Family History Center library and can transcribe names >from
microfilms of the Census. We still have 133 films left to transcribe.
No translation is required. All names appear in Latin characters.
Please let me know if you're interested. A table located in the
Introduction to the database identifies those counties completed and
those that remain.

Happy hunting,

Eric M. Bloch, Coordinator


Hungary SIG #Hungary 1828 Hungarian Property Tax Census database #hungary

Eric M. Bloch
 

Just wanted to let everyone know the 1828 Hungarian Property Tax Census
database has been updated with an additional 2,000 entries, thanks to
all the hard work of our small, dedicated crew of transcribers and data
entry people. The database can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary/Census1828.htm

If you would like to help on this project, we need volunteers who have
access to a Family History Center library and can transcribe names >from
microfilms of the Census. We still have 133 films left to transcribe.
No translation is required. All names appear in Latin characters.
Please let me know if you're interested. A table located in the
Introduction to the database identifies those counties completed and
those that remain.

Happy hunting,

Eric M. Bloch, Coordinator


tenement museum #general

Jeffrey J. Barnett <JBarnett@...>
 

Anyone with family who settled in the Lower East Side of NYC in the late
1800's to 1930's *must* visit and tour the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
They have a tour of an actual tenement building built around the Civil War
which was last renovated around 1915 and the apartments left unoccupied
since the early 1940's. They have recreated with period furnishings several
apartments and give tours telling the daily lives of known (via census
records) tenants of these apartments. We recently took one of the tours
consisting of two apartments of families in the garment trades. It was
truly an eye-opening event as I was able to see the type of living
arrangements of my Great-Grandparents, grandparents, father and even my
wife's father, when they all lived within few blocks away >from this
building. Definitely worth a visit.


Jef Barnett
Bensalem, PA

BANDRYMER (BANDRIMER or BANDREMER) -Serock, Pultusk, Rozan Poland
KRASHA - Serock, Krasnosielc Poland
NOWAK (NOVAK, NOWACK) -Serock, Krasnosielc Polan

I came across a website some may find of interest. It is the Lower East
Tenement Museum. It presents information that shows what it was like to
be an immigrant living in New York City at the turn of the century. It
can be found at:
www.wnet.org/tenement


Family Tree book on FTM Home Page #general

lenny.edith@...
 

My mother, Lena MARK died a few days after I was born in 1922. Her family
came >from Riga, Latvia, but emigrated to New York. My father, Isadore
FEINBERG remarried a week later to Frances HARRIS. He was born and raised
in Savannah, but lived in New York when I was born. In 1928 he left and I
never heard >from him again. I later learned that he left with a woman
named Anna MEYER and they had a daughter named Eleanor in 1928. Frances
adopted me and in 1939 legally changed her name, mine and that of my two
half sisters to her maiden name of HARRIS. Her mother, Sarah was born in
Riga but moved to England as a child, and then to New York. Frances had
two brothers who married two DIAMOND sisters. Their father was named
Harris Diamond. Harris was his first name. In 1947 I married Helen
LISBAND, daughter of Abe LISBAND and Sadie KUVENT. They both came >from
Russ Poland, possibly Lodz. In 1978 Helen died of cancer and I later
married Edith SHAPIRO. Edith and her family came >from Munich, Germany in
1938. She was born ROSENBAUM but retained the name of her first husband,
SHAPIRO. Her mother's maiden name was KUNSTLER. She changed it when she
remarried to Nathan ULLMAN.

I have collected a lot of information on all the above-mentioned families
and put them into a data base of over 1150 individuals with about 300
surnames with Family Tree Maker. I have organized them into several
descendant trees and put them in a book which I posted on my Family Tree
Maker home page. If you think there may be a match feel free to browse it
at: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/r/Leonard-D-Harris-NY/

Some of the major surnames associated with each of the above-mentioned are
as follows:

MARK: GLASS, TRAVERSE, KLINE, KLEIN, KRECHEVSKY.GROSS, SHUPACK, LONDON,
CRUHLOCK, ROSENBLATT, KEMACH

FEINBERG: ROSENZWEIG, BOBLASKY, DEUTSCH, COOLEY, WEIL, FAUGHT, GERBER,
BELLAH, (Some cousins changed FEINBERG to FABER.

HARRIS; GOTTDIENER, LANGER, FARBER, HUNTER, GORELICK., DIAMOND

DIAMOND: AHRENS, LEVY, NADEL, AVERSO, HAGER, KAHAN, FORD, HUNGERFORD

SHAPIRO: Some of them changed to Shepherd

KUNSTLER: REGENSTEINER, FELSENHELD, GANZ, KLAU, SCHOLLE, SUTRO

And of course I would welcome any further information on any part of these
families.

Lenny Harris


"Osip Emilyevich Mandelshtam (1889-1938) Russian Poet" ~ an e-publication #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom~
The LitvakSIG Online Journal is pleased to announce the e-publication
of "Osip Emilyevich Mandelshtam (1889-1938) Russian Poet" by Vitaly
Charny.
To view this article and to learn more about this noted writer whose
family originally came >from the mestechko (small town or shtetl) of
Zhagory, in the uyezd (district) of Shavly in Kovno Gubernia please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/Mandelshtam.htm
The LitvakSIG Online Journal strives to provide you with a wide range
of articles. Some articles, such as "Box-Tax Paperwork Records as a Source
of Information about the Life of Jewish Communities and Their Personal
Structure" by Anatolij Chayesh give you a unique perspective and insight
into Lithuanian Jewish History. Other articles, such as "What Rite or
Ritual for Prayer Was in General Use Among the Jews in Lithuania?" by
Rabbi Shalom Bronstein or "Litvaks and Their Calendars or How to Navigate
Between the Torah Portion and the Hebrew, Gregorian, and Julian Calendars"
by Jacob Bleadon may help you with your research.
Some memoirs, such as "An Interview With Woolf Zasman," trace the lives of
Litvaks who emigrated to other countries, while others such as "Unmarked
Lives" mount an exhibition of textile artistry inspired by doing Litvak
genealogical research.

The LitvakSIG Online Journal also has a special place for creative
writing, including memoirs, fiction, as well as a full poetry page with
poems by Judy Baston, Barbara F. Lefcowitz, and Shulamith Surnamer.

To read, view, and enjoy the plethora of articles available to you on
the web via the LitvakSIG Online Journal, please consult the Table of
Contents at http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/journal.htm

And if you should have an article or poem you have written that ties
in with the Lithuanian Jewish experience you would like to submit to the
LitvakSIG Online Journal, please e-mail me at Judith27@aol.com

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan, Editor
LitvakSIG Online Journal


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen tenement museum #general

Jeffrey J. Barnett <JBarnett@...>
 

Anyone with family who settled in the Lower East Side of NYC in the late
1800's to 1930's *must* visit and tour the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
They have a tour of an actual tenement building built around the Civil War
which was last renovated around 1915 and the apartments left unoccupied
since the early 1940's. They have recreated with period furnishings several
apartments and give tours telling the daily lives of known (via census
records) tenants of these apartments. We recently took one of the tours
consisting of two apartments of families in the garment trades. It was
truly an eye-opening event as I was able to see the type of living
arrangements of my Great-Grandparents, grandparents, father and even my
wife's father, when they all lived within few blocks away >from this
building. Definitely worth a visit.


Jef Barnett
Bensalem, PA

BANDRYMER (BANDRIMER or BANDREMER) -Serock, Pultusk, Rozan Poland
KRASHA - Serock, Krasnosielc Poland
NOWAK (NOVAK, NOWACK) -Serock, Krasnosielc Polan

I came across a website some may find of interest. It is the Lower East
Tenement Museum. It presents information that shows what it was like to
be an immigrant living in New York City at the turn of the century. It
can be found at:
www.wnet.org/tenement


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family Tree book on FTM Home Page #general

lenny.edith@...
 

My mother, Lena MARK died a few days after I was born in 1922. Her family
came >from Riga, Latvia, but emigrated to New York. My father, Isadore
FEINBERG remarried a week later to Frances HARRIS. He was born and raised
in Savannah, but lived in New York when I was born. In 1928 he left and I
never heard >from him again. I later learned that he left with a woman
named Anna MEYER and they had a daughter named Eleanor in 1928. Frances
adopted me and in 1939 legally changed her name, mine and that of my two
half sisters to her maiden name of HARRIS. Her mother, Sarah was born in
Riga but moved to England as a child, and then to New York. Frances had
two brothers who married two DIAMOND sisters. Their father was named
Harris Diamond. Harris was his first name. In 1947 I married Helen
LISBAND, daughter of Abe LISBAND and Sadie KUVENT. They both came >from
Russ Poland, possibly Lodz. In 1978 Helen died of cancer and I later
married Edith SHAPIRO. Edith and her family came >from Munich, Germany in
1938. She was born ROSENBAUM but retained the name of her first husband,
SHAPIRO. Her mother's maiden name was KUNSTLER. She changed it when she
remarried to Nathan ULLMAN.

I have collected a lot of information on all the above-mentioned families
and put them into a data base of over 1150 individuals with about 300
surnames with Family Tree Maker. I have organized them into several
descendant trees and put them in a book which I posted on my Family Tree
Maker home page. If you think there may be a match feel free to browse it
at: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/r/Leonard-D-Harris-NY/

Some of the major surnames associated with each of the above-mentioned are
as follows:

MARK: GLASS, TRAVERSE, KLINE, KLEIN, KRECHEVSKY.GROSS, SHUPACK, LONDON,
CRUHLOCK, ROSENBLATT, KEMACH

FEINBERG: ROSENZWEIG, BOBLASKY, DEUTSCH, COOLEY, WEIL, FAUGHT, GERBER,
BELLAH, (Some cousins changed FEINBERG to FABER.

HARRIS; GOTTDIENER, LANGER, FARBER, HUNTER, GORELICK., DIAMOND

DIAMOND: AHRENS, LEVY, NADEL, AVERSO, HAGER, KAHAN, FORD, HUNGERFORD

SHAPIRO: Some of them changed to Shepherd

KUNSTLER: REGENSTEINER, FELSENHELD, GANZ, KLAU, SCHOLLE, SUTRO

And of course I would welcome any further information on any part of these
families.

Lenny Harris


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Osip Emilyevich Mandelshtam (1889-1938) Russian Poet" ~ an e-publication #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom~
The LitvakSIG Online Journal is pleased to announce the e-publication
of "Osip Emilyevich Mandelshtam (1889-1938) Russian Poet" by Vitaly
Charny.
To view this article and to learn more about this noted writer whose
family originally came >from the mestechko (small town or shtetl) of
Zhagory, in the uyezd (district) of Shavly in Kovno Gubernia please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/Mandelshtam.htm
The LitvakSIG Online Journal strives to provide you with a wide range
of articles. Some articles, such as "Box-Tax Paperwork Records as a Source
of Information about the Life of Jewish Communities and Their Personal
Structure" by Anatolij Chayesh give you a unique perspective and insight
into Lithuanian Jewish History. Other articles, such as "What Rite or
Ritual for Prayer Was in General Use Among the Jews in Lithuania?" by
Rabbi Shalom Bronstein or "Litvaks and Their Calendars or How to Navigate
Between the Torah Portion and the Hebrew, Gregorian, and Julian Calendars"
by Jacob Bleadon may help you with your research.
Some memoirs, such as "An Interview With Woolf Zasman," trace the lives of
Litvaks who emigrated to other countries, while others such as "Unmarked
Lives" mount an exhibition of textile artistry inspired by doing Litvak
genealogical research.

The LitvakSIG Online Journal also has a special place for creative
writing, including memoirs, fiction, as well as a full poetry page with
poems by Judy Baston, Barbara F. Lefcowitz, and Shulamith Surnamer.

To read, view, and enjoy the plethora of articles available to you on
the web via the LitvakSIG Online Journal, please consult the Table of
Contents at http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/journal.htm

And if you should have an article or poem you have written that ties
in with the Lithuanian Jewish experience you would like to submit to the
LitvakSIG Online Journal, please e-mail me at Judith27@aol.com

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan, Editor
LitvakSIG Online Journal


Re: MERZBACH Banking firm (Paris) + Franco-Prussian War #france

Pierre GONZVA <pierregonzva@...>
 

Raphael
I have a good friend in New York who is the grandson or great grandson of
this MERZBACH banker. My friend founded last year the Merzbach Group, which
is a banking firm specializing in energy related transactions. He named it
after his ancestor's bank, and I think he has much information about the
late Merzbach bank.
I send you his e.mail adress privately

Pierre GONZVA
LE PERREUX
FRANCE
E.mail : pierregonzva@hotmail.com / pierregonzva@yahoo.fr

========================================
From: "samorai" <samorai@012.net.il>
Reply-To: "samorai" <samorai@012.net.il>
To: "French SIG" <frenchsig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [frenchsig] Re: Merzbach Banking firm (Paris) + Franco-Prussian
War
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 11:17:21 +0200

I. I wish to obtain any information about Bernard S. MERZBACH, especially
his banking firm in Paris during the 1860s.
MODERATOR NOTE: Just a reminder that when responding to
a request please do not use the REPLY button on your computer!
Only copy and paste into a new note enough of the message to
which you are responding to properly identify it.
Thank you. Moderator on duty


French SIG #France Re: MERZBACH Banking firm (Paris) + Franco-Prussian War #france

Pierre GONZVA <pierregonzva@...>
 

Raphael
I have a good friend in New York who is the grandson or great grandson of
this MERZBACH banker. My friend founded last year the Merzbach Group, which
is a banking firm specializing in energy related transactions. He named it
after his ancestor's bank, and I think he has much information about the
late Merzbach bank.
I send you his e.mail adress privately

Pierre GONZVA
LE PERREUX
FRANCE
E.mail : pierregonzva@hotmail.com / pierregonzva@yahoo.fr

========================================
From: "samorai" <samorai@012.net.il>
Reply-To: "samorai" <samorai@012.net.il>
To: "French SIG" <frenchsig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [frenchsig] Re: Merzbach Banking firm (Paris) + Franco-Prussian
War
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 11:17:21 +0200

I. I wish to obtain any information about Bernard S. MERZBACH, especially
his banking firm in Paris during the 1860s.
MODERATOR NOTE: Just a reminder that when responding to
a request please do not use the REPLY button on your computer!
Only copy and paste into a new note enough of the message to
which you are responding to properly identify it.
Thank you. Moderator on duty


1828 Hungarian Property Tax Census database #general

Eric M. Bloch
 

Just wanted to let everyone know the 1828 Hungarian Property Tax Census
database has been updated with an additional 2,000 entries, thanks to
all the hard work of our small, dedicated crew of transcribers and data
entry people. The database can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary/Census1828.htm

If you would like to help on this project, we need volunteers who have
access to a Family History Center library and can transcribe names >from
microfilms of the Census. We still have 133 films left to transcribe.
No translation is required. All names appear in Latin characters.
Please let me know if you're interested. A table located in the
Introduction to the database identifies those counties completed and
those that remain.

Happy hunting,

Eric M. Bloch, Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1828 Hungarian Property Tax Census database #general

Eric M. Bloch
 

Just wanted to let everyone know the 1828 Hungarian Property Tax Census
database has been updated with an additional 2,000 entries, thanks to
all the hard work of our small, dedicated crew of transcribers and data
entry people. The database can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary/Census1828.htm

If you would like to help on this project, we need volunteers who have
access to a Family History Center library and can transcribe names >from
microfilms of the Census. We still have 133 films left to transcribe.
No translation is required. All names appear in Latin characters.
Please let me know if you're interested. A table located in the
Introduction to the database identifies those counties completed and
those that remain.

Happy hunting,

Eric M. Bloch, Coordinator


Tauber Report - October 30, 2003 #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <Ltauber@...>
 

Dear RavSiggers:

The October 31, 2003 issue of the Jewish Press places the focus on
the HOROWITZ family, particularly the descendents of R. Zvi Hirsch
HOROWITZ (son of the Maharam Tiktin, R. Meir HOROWITZ), and known as
the Czortkover Rav. In the column "Halachic Questions", R. J. Simcha
COHEN discusses the custom of praying at the gravesites of loved ones
and rabbinic sages. At the end of the column he notes his descent
from R. Zvi Hirsch HOROWITZ, who reportedly said prior to his death
that he would intercede on behalf of any of his descendents who prayed
at his grave. R. J. Simcha COHEN is the son of R. Meir COHEN, son of
R. Shmuel HaCohen, son of Esther, daughter of R. Nachum, son of
R. Meir'l Hasid, son of Miriam, daughter of R. Zevi Hirsch HaLevi
HOROWITZ.

The Machberes column of the same issue notes that Yitzchak STERNHILL,
son of R. Chaim STERNHILL and grandson of R. Yitzchak STERNHILL,
became engaged to Chany Zissel HOROWITZ, daughter of R. Pinchas Dovid
HOROWITZ (Chuster Rav of Boro Park, and son-in-law of R. Yehoshua
GREENWALD [d. 1968]), son of R. Levi Yitzchok HOROWITZ known as the
Bostoner Rebbe. A quick look at "The Unbroken Chain" reveals that the
Bostoner Rebbe is also a descendent of R. Zvi Hirsch HOROWITZ. The
Bostoner Rebbe is the son of R. Pinchas Dovid (1877-1941), son of
R. Shmuel Schmelke (1868-1898), son of R. Alexander Sender Yitzchak,
son of R. Noah Pinchas, son of R. Ya'acov Dovid, son of R. Zevi
Yehoshua Leibish HOROWITZ, son of the famous R. Shmuel Schmelke
HOROWITZ of Nikolsberg, son of R. Zvi Hirsch HOROWITZ.

This past week I chanced upon the HOROWITZ family website maintained
by David Howard < http://horwitzfam.org/ >. David asked me whether I had
a HOROWITZ family connection, and I do, also through the Czortkover
Rav. My mother's father, R. Samuel (Shmaya) ROSENBERG, was the son of
Batya, daughter of R. Yechiel Michal STEINMEZ and Blima STEINMETZ.
Blima was the daughter of R. Meir and Rivkah. Rivkah was the daughter
of R. Shlomo Shemayahu HaKohen TRAUB, son of R. Yaakov TRAUB, son of
R. Chaim b. Avraham TRAUB, Av Bet Din of Sighet. R. Chaim married the
daughter of R. Mordechai STERN, the son of R. Yosef b. Natan.
R. Yosef married Pessil, a daughter of the Czortkover Rav, R. Zvi
Hirsch HaLevi HOROWITZ.

"The Unbroken Chain" and Meir Wunder's "Chachmei Galicia" list the
ancestry of R. Zvi Hirsch Halevi HOROWITZ, and numerous HOROWITZ
descendents.

In my March 6, 2003 report I noted that Chaim Rosenberg collects
rabbinic works by American rabbis which he makes available at
< http://www.hebrewbooks.org >. Machberes (October 17, 2003) reports
that 1,280 books and 766 Torah journals are now available. The site
includes biographies, photos and even copies of tombstones with
genealogical information.

My February 28, 2003 report noted that the Jewish Press's Profile
column by Tovia Preschel discussed the Kol Aryeh Institute in Israel
which publishes many works of Jewish law, and some of the descendents
of the Kol Aryeh, Rabbi Abraham Yehuda HaKohen SCHWARTZ, a student of
the Chatam Sofer. Machberes (October 17, 2003) also discusses the
Institute and some of the descendents of the Kol Aryeh.

Rabbi Abraham Yehuda HaKohen SCHWARTZ (1824-1883) was the son of Asher
Zelig HaKohen SCHWARTZ (1800-1876). The Kol Aryeh was the father of
R. Naftali HaKohen SCHWARTZ (1841-1896), father of R. Yosef HaKohen
SCHWARTZ, Rabbi of Mahd, Hungary, and the author/editor of Zichron
Moshe, which is a tribute to the Chatam Sofer. R. Naftali HaKohen
SCHWARTZ's son-in-law was R. Chaim Zvi EHRENREICH (1872-1936) [son of
R. Jacob EHRENREICH who married R. Naftali HaKohen SCHWARTZ's sister,
making R. Chaim Zvi's wife also his first cousin], father of R. Moshe
Yehudah Leib EHRENREICH (1917-1944) and R. Eliezer EHRENREICH, who
founded the Kol Aryeh Institute. R. Eliezer's two sons, R. Yoel and
R. Naftali, are also mentioned. Additional family members are
mentioned in my February 28, 2003 report.

Shabbat Shalom,

Larry Tauber


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Tauber Report - October 30, 2003 #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <Ltauber@...>
 

Dear RavSiggers:

The October 31, 2003 issue of the Jewish Press places the focus on
the HOROWITZ family, particularly the descendents of R. Zvi Hirsch
HOROWITZ (son of the Maharam Tiktin, R. Meir HOROWITZ), and known as
the Czortkover Rav. In the column "Halachic Questions", R. J. Simcha
COHEN discusses the custom of praying at the gravesites of loved ones
and rabbinic sages. At the end of the column he notes his descent
from R. Zvi Hirsch HOROWITZ, who reportedly said prior to his death
that he would intercede on behalf of any of his descendents who prayed
at his grave. R. J. Simcha COHEN is the son of R. Meir COHEN, son of
R. Shmuel HaCohen, son of Esther, daughter of R. Nachum, son of
R. Meir'l Hasid, son of Miriam, daughter of R. Zevi Hirsch HaLevi
HOROWITZ.

The Machberes column of the same issue notes that Yitzchak STERNHILL,
son of R. Chaim STERNHILL and grandson of R. Yitzchak STERNHILL,
became engaged to Chany Zissel HOROWITZ, daughter of R. Pinchas Dovid
HOROWITZ (Chuster Rav of Boro Park, and son-in-law of R. Yehoshua
GREENWALD [d. 1968]), son of R. Levi Yitzchok HOROWITZ known as the
Bostoner Rebbe. A quick look at "The Unbroken Chain" reveals that the
Bostoner Rebbe is also a descendent of R. Zvi Hirsch HOROWITZ. The
Bostoner Rebbe is the son of R. Pinchas Dovid (1877-1941), son of
R. Shmuel Schmelke (1868-1898), son of R. Alexander Sender Yitzchak,
son of R. Noah Pinchas, son of R. Ya'acov Dovid, son of R. Zevi
Yehoshua Leibish HOROWITZ, son of the famous R. Shmuel Schmelke
HOROWITZ of Nikolsberg, son of R. Zvi Hirsch HOROWITZ.

This past week I chanced upon the HOROWITZ family website maintained
by David Howard < http://horwitzfam.org/ >. David asked me whether I had
a HOROWITZ family connection, and I do, also through the Czortkover
Rav. My mother's father, R. Samuel (Shmaya) ROSENBERG, was the son of
Batya, daughter of R. Yechiel Michal STEINMEZ and Blima STEINMETZ.
Blima was the daughter of R. Meir and Rivkah. Rivkah was the daughter
of R. Shlomo Shemayahu HaKohen TRAUB, son of R. Yaakov TRAUB, son of
R. Chaim b. Avraham TRAUB, Av Bet Din of Sighet. R. Chaim married the
daughter of R. Mordechai STERN, the son of R. Yosef b. Natan.
R. Yosef married Pessil, a daughter of the Czortkover Rav, R. Zvi
Hirsch HaLevi HOROWITZ.

"The Unbroken Chain" and Meir Wunder's "Chachmei Galicia" list the
ancestry of R. Zvi Hirsch Halevi HOROWITZ, and numerous HOROWITZ
descendents.

In my March 6, 2003 report I noted that Chaim Rosenberg collects
rabbinic works by American rabbis which he makes available at
< http://www.hebrewbooks.org >. Machberes (October 17, 2003) reports
that 1,280 books and 766 Torah journals are now available. The site
includes biographies, photos and even copies of tombstones with
genealogical information.

My February 28, 2003 report noted that the Jewish Press's Profile
column by Tovia Preschel discussed the Kol Aryeh Institute in Israel
which publishes many works of Jewish law, and some of the descendents
of the Kol Aryeh, Rabbi Abraham Yehuda HaKohen SCHWARTZ, a student of
the Chatam Sofer. Machberes (October 17, 2003) also discusses the
Institute and some of the descendents of the Kol Aryeh.

Rabbi Abraham Yehuda HaKohen SCHWARTZ (1824-1883) was the son of Asher
Zelig HaKohen SCHWARTZ (1800-1876). The Kol Aryeh was the father of
R. Naftali HaKohen SCHWARTZ (1841-1896), father of R. Yosef HaKohen
SCHWARTZ, Rabbi of Mahd, Hungary, and the author/editor of Zichron
Moshe, which is a tribute to the Chatam Sofer. R. Naftali HaKohen
SCHWARTZ's son-in-law was R. Chaim Zvi EHRENREICH (1872-1936) [son of
R. Jacob EHRENREICH who married R. Naftali HaKohen SCHWARTZ's sister,
making R. Chaim Zvi's wife also his first cousin], father of R. Moshe
Yehudah Leib EHRENREICH (1917-1944) and R. Eliezer EHRENREICH, who
founded the Kol Aryeh Institute. R. Eliezer's two sons, R. Yoel and
R. Naftali, are also mentioned. Additional family members are
mentioned in my February 28, 2003 report.

Shabbat Shalom,

Larry Tauber