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Re: Ancestors in Lumber Business #general

David R. Brill <dbrill@...>
 

Let me add my name to the long list of JewishGenners whose ancestors
participated in the "lumber business" in Belarus. My great-grandfather
Avraham Hersh BRILL lived in Vitebsk Guberniya (Usviaty), where his (fairly
profitable) business was lumber. What did it involve? Based on what I've
read (in this forum and elsewhere) it seems likely that his function was
that of a middleman - purchasing specific stands of timber (>from whom?) and
reselling them at a profit to logging companies. Perhaps, like Irene
Newhouse's grandfather and great-grandfather, he was also a broker. I
understand that the timber >from this area, once harvested, was sent down
this Dvina River to the port of Riga. (My grandfather, who lived in
Vitebsk guberniya as a boy, recalled this detail.)

David Goldman wrote:
Let no one think that Jews have a tradition of being lumberjacks!! I am
sure they either owned the lumber the lumberjacks worked on, or managed
the
company......
If they were in a position to do so, they probably did hire others to
actually cut the timber. That's business. In general, however, Jews did
not disdain physical labor involving wood. Most of the men in my family,
the BRILL's, were skilled carpenters by trade. I don't know, but I would
guess, that my great-grandfather had been trained as a carpenter before
getting into the "lumber business" later in life.

If my memory serves me well, one chapter of the book "Landscape and Memory"
by cultural scholar Simon Schama contains an interesting description of the
Jewish lumber business in Lithuania and Belarus.

David R. Brill, Ph.D. Cherry Hill, NJ USA
Researching: BRILL, ABRAMSON (Usv'aty, Vitebsk); ZEITCHIK (Tuchin);
LEVENE, SHEPSIS (Berdichev); WILENSKY, LOEF (Pereyaslav); GRYC, ALON,
GUMOWICZ, GONSIOR (Ostrow Mazowiecka); WARSHAWSKI; CHERNITSKY
(Poltava Gub.); ALEINIKOFF (Shklov); WEIDENBAUM (Siemiatycze); LANDAU,
WOHLMUTH (Krakow); COHEN/KAGAN (Varena, Mahanoy City, PA)

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Re:Ancestors in Lumber Business #general

David R. Brill <dbrill@...>
 

Let me add my name to the long list of JewishGenners whose ancestors
participated in the "lumber business" in Belarus. My great-grandfather
Avraham Hersh BRILL lived in Vitebsk Guberniya (Usviaty), where his (fairly
profitable) business was lumber. What did it involve? Based on what I've
read (in this forum and elsewhere) it seems likely that his function was
that of a middleman - purchasing specific stands of timber (>from whom?) and
reselling them at a profit to logging companies. Perhaps, like Irene
Newhouse's grandfather and great-grandfather, he was also a broker. I
understand that the timber >from this area, once harvested, was sent down
this Dvina River to the port of Riga. (My grandfather, who lived in
Vitebsk guberniya as a boy, recalled this detail.)

David Goldman wrote:
Let no one think that Jews have a tradition of being lumberjacks!! I am
sure they either owned the lumber the lumberjacks worked on, or managed
the
company......
If they were in a position to do so, they probably did hire others to
actually cut the timber. That's business. In general, however, Jews did
not disdain physical labor involving wood. Most of the men in my family,
the BRILL's, were skilled carpenters by trade. I don't know, but I would
guess, that my great-grandfather had been trained as a carpenter before
getting into the "lumber business" later in life.

If my memory serves me well, one chapter of the book "Landscape and Memory"
by cultural scholar Simon Schama contains an interesting description of the
Jewish lumber business in Lithuania and Belarus.

David R. Brill, Ph.D. Cherry Hill, NJ USA
Researching: BRILL, ABRAMSON (Usv'aty, Vitebsk); ZEITCHIK (Tuchin);
LEVENE, SHEPSIS (Berdichev); WILENSKY, LOEF (Pereyaslav); GRYC, ALON,
GUMOWICZ, GONSIOR (Ostrow Mazowiecka); WARSHAWSKI; CHERNITSKY
(Poltava Gub.); ALEINIKOFF (Shklov); WEIDENBAUM (Siemiatycze); LANDAU,
WOHLMUTH (Krakow); COHEN/KAGAN (Varena, Mahanoy City, PA)

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NY lookup 1946 #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

I have a 1946 NY address (no borough) and I'd like
to see who lived there. Is there anything that
goes by address for that period? If not, a lookup
for the one guessable surname would be appreciated.

Please respond privately - no need to bother everyone.

Israel Pickholtz
p2o5rock@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY lookup 1946 #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

I have a 1946 NY address (no borough) and I'd like
to see who lived there. Is there anything that
goes by address for that period? If not, a lookup
for the one guessable surname would be appreciated.

Please respond privately - no need to bother everyone.

Israel Pickholtz
p2o5rock@...


Viennese vital records #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

All I have on a particular family is their names,
birth dates and a Viennese address in 1942, before
they were deported. An adult couple and six children
ages 12 to 22.

What Viennese records should I be looking for (and
how) if I want to find parents' names and places of
birth for the adults? (No. I have no idea where they
were married!)

Israel Pickholtz
p2o5rock@...


Holocaust Refugees in Teheran #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

The RedcCross files in Yad VaShem show a Zygmundt
PIKHOLZ, Polish born in 1913, deported to Russia,
died 20 October 1942 in Teheran Persia, buried in
the Lazarists cemetery, carded by IRO Beirut 1948.

Is there anything else to be learned about this man
on the Persian end and if so how does one go about it.
Is there perhaps a central store of information re the
refugees who entered Persia?

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viennese vital records #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

All I have on a particular family is their names,
birth dates and a Viennese address in 1942, before
they were deported. An adult couple and six children
ages 12 to 22.

What Viennese records should I be looking for (and
how) if I want to find parents' names and places of
birth for the adults? (No. I have no idea where they
were married!)

Israel Pickholtz
p2o5rock@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust Refugees in Teheran #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

The RedcCross files in Yad VaShem show a Zygmundt
PIKHOLZ, Polish born in 1913, deported to Russia,
died 20 October 1942 in Teheran Persia, buried in
the Lazarists cemetery, carded by IRO Beirut 1948.

Is there anything else to be learned about this man
on the Persian end and if so how does one go about it.
Is there perhaps a central store of information re the
refugees who entered Persia?

Israel Pickholtz


Provozhna #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

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

Israel Pickholtz


Re: Courland #courland #latvia

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

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

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Courland #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

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

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Provozhna #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

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

Israel Pickholtz


Kolo family names #general

Judith Wolkovitch <102444.44@...>
 

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

Neiman
Slomko
Kutzer
Dumsky
Rosenberg

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

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch 102444.44@...


Russian Jews in the Horsehair business #general

SelmaN@...
 

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

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kolo family names #general

Judith Wolkovitch <102444.44@...>
 

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

Neiman
Slomko
Kutzer
Dumsky
Rosenberg

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

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch 102444.44@...


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

SelmaN@...
 

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

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


Searching: REZINOVSKY -BENTOLILA #general

Sir Alex <alerezi@...>
 

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

Alejandro Rezinovsky
Mendoza - Argentina


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

Sir Alex <alerezi@...>
 

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

Alejandro Rezinovsky
Mendoza - Argentina


Searching: MELAMED, b. 1866 #general

Tove Dimmock <tove.dimmock@...>
 

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

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

Regards

Tove Marie Dimmock


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

Tove Dimmock <tove.dimmock@...>
 

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

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

Regards

Tove Marie Dimmock