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Re: Genealogy help - KAPLOVITZ family #general

Howard Margol
 

The town of Ilya was previouslyin the Vileijka District of
Vilna Gubernia, Russia -- but today is in Belarus. The
JewishGen Belarus SIG has translated Ilya records, as well as
many other records for the Vileijka District. I suggest you
search All Belarus Database on JewishGen. A contribution to
the JewishGen Belarus SIG will also help to get additional
records translated.

Howard Margol

<<From: Randy Freedman ranfree@...
I would like to know if there is someone who could assist me
into my family history. Name of great grandmother was
Temma Leah KAPLOVITZ >from Ilya, Lithiania.

She had her daughter Minnie (my grandmother) with her and another
daughter, Mamie (KAPLOVITZ) WEINER was already in the States.
They settled in Boston.

Minnie's father, Heschel Avraham and his son Yitzik were shot
by the Cossacks in Ilya, Lithuania. They were bakers by trade
and baked for the Russian army.

Yitzik had a daughter named Harriet (married name Shane) who
also came to the States after her father's death.

Can anybody help trace more info on Heschel Avraham and
anyone before him or along with him. >>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Genealogy help - KAPLOVITZ family #general

Howard Margol
 

The town of Ilya was previouslyin the Vileijka District of
Vilna Gubernia, Russia -- but today is in Belarus. The
JewishGen Belarus SIG has translated Ilya records, as well as
many other records for the Vileijka District. I suggest you
search All Belarus Database on JewishGen. A contribution to
the JewishGen Belarus SIG will also help to get additional
records translated.

Howard Margol

<<From: Randy Freedman ranfree@...
I would like to know if there is someone who could assist me
into my family history. Name of great grandmother was
Temma Leah KAPLOVITZ >from Ilya, Lithiania.

She had her daughter Minnie (my grandmother) with her and another
daughter, Mamie (KAPLOVITZ) WEINER was already in the States.
They settled in Boston.

Minnie's father, Heschel Avraham and his son Yitzik were shot
by the Cossacks in Ilya, Lithuania. They were bakers by trade
and baked for the Russian army.

Yitzik had a daughter named Harriet (married name Shane) who
also came to the States after her father's death.

Can anybody help trace more info on Heschel Avraham and
anyone before him or along with him. >>


ViewMate translation needed - 2 headstones - Hebrew #general

brocky369@...
 

Hello All-

I've posted 2 headstone photos for which I need a translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32686
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32687

I am trying to find a connection between a few people - hopefully through
the fathers's names on headstones.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Janice Brockman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation needed - 2 headstones - Hebrew #general

brocky369@...
 

Hello All-

I've posted 2 headstone photos for which I need a translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32686
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32687

I am trying to find a connection between a few people - hopefully through
the fathers's names on headstones.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Janice Brockman


Grossman in New Jersey #general

Neil@...
 

Looking to make contact with descendants of the FRANKEL rabbinical family

Charlotte, born in 1912, married Harry GROSSMAN (Clifton, NJ).

1. Jay R. Grossman, born in 1939, married Ina Harrison and have two
children (New Jersey).

.2. Leonard E. Grossman, born in 1945, married in 1968 to Judith
Gerber and have a child (New Jersey).

3. Arthur Grossman, born in 1942, unmarried (San Francisco).

Neil Rosenstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Grossman in New Jersey #general

Neil@...
 

Looking to make contact with descendants of the FRANKEL rabbinical family

Charlotte, born in 1912, married Harry GROSSMAN (Clifton, NJ).

1. Jay R. Grossman, born in 1939, married Ina Harrison and have two
children (New Jersey).

.2. Leonard E. Grossman, born in 1945, married in 1968 to Judith
Gerber and have a child (New Jersey).

3. Arthur Grossman, born in 1942, unmarried (San Francisco).

Neil Rosenstein


Bobroisk or Babyrusk Researchers #belarus

Linda Kelley
 

I converted the list of Bobruisk researchers >from the Town Finder
results in JewishGen to an Excel workbook. This enabled sorting by
ancestors' surnames. It had to be simplified and modified in order to
sort the data. Email me if you would like a copy.

Linda Wolfe Kelley


Belarus SIG #Belarus Bobroisk or Babyrusk Researchers #belarus

Linda Kelley
 

I converted the list of Bobruisk researchers >from the Town Finder
results in JewishGen to an Excel workbook. This enabled sorting by
ancestors' surnames. It had to be simplified and modified in order to
sort the data. Email me if you would like a copy.

Linda Wolfe Kelley


Re: Belarus & NYC landsmanschaftn #belarus

Jules Feldman
 

In response to David Passman's query about Landsmanschaftn, I would like to
refer those interested in the topic to the book by Daniel Soyer "Jewish
Immigrant Associations and American Identity in New York, 1880-1939"
Soyer shows that there was not a full and exclusive connection between place
of origin and membership in a landsmanschaft. 2 major functions of many or
most landsmanschaft were medical insurance and burial services and these
often attracted others who may not have been >from the place of origin but
were close to members of the landsmanschaft.
Jules Feldman
Yizreel, Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE:Belarus & NYC landsmanschaftn #belarus

Jules Feldman
 

In response to David Passman's query about Landsmanschaftn, I would like to
refer those interested in the topic to the book by Daniel Soyer "Jewish
Immigrant Associations and American Identity in New York, 1880-1939"
Soyer shows that there was not a full and exclusive connection between place
of origin and membership in a landsmanschaft. 2 major functions of many or
most landsmanschaft were medical insurance and burial services and these
often attracted others who may not have been >from the place of origin but
were close to members of the landsmanschaft.
Jules Feldman
Yizreel, Israel


Re: 1911 List of Jewish Horticulturists in the Mogilev Guberniya #belarus

JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>
 

Dear All,
Within the Pale of Settlement, horticulture was not a typical Jewish enterprise
or field of endeavor. There were several obstacles to establishing a horticultural
business.Not only were Jews rights to own land limited, but they also needed
a significant amount of capital for the initial investment and beyond.
In addition, uncontrollable natural causes and weather could heavily impact
the harvest.In the Mogilev guberniya archives, we recently discovered a
document listing twenty-three (23)Jews who earned their livings as
horticulturists. However, the document indicates that there were almost
1,400 horticulturists in Mogilev gubernia.Most of them grew a variety of
fruit tree species, e.g. apple, pear, cherry, and plum. The apple tree was
the most popular. In 1911 the highest concentration of Jewish horticulturalists
was in the town Gomel. =
The list contains the following surnames: LEVITIN, KAPLAN,
BIBERSHTEIN, BEREZIN, TYOMKIN,KHAVKIN, BYKHOVSKY, GUREVICH, DOBKIN, ITKIN,
LOVE,YANOV, POLYAKOV, PERLIN, UFLAND,PLATNER, CHERNYAVSKY, MITELMAN,
GANELIN, SLONIM, BLUMKIN, KATZ, PERNIK.For more information, please refer to
blog: http://jhrgbelarus.wordpress.com/
elarus.wordpress.com/
Best regards,
Yuri Dorn
Coordinator of Jewish Heritage Research Group in Belarus
www.jhrgbelarus.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: 1911 List of Jewish Horticulturists in the Mogilev Guberniya #belarus

JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>
 

Dear All,
Within the Pale of Settlement, horticulture was not a typical Jewish enterprise
or field of endeavor. There were several obstacles to establishing a horticultural
business.Not only were Jews rights to own land limited, but they also needed
a significant amount of capital for the initial investment and beyond.
In addition, uncontrollable natural causes and weather could heavily impact
the harvest.In the Mogilev guberniya archives, we recently discovered a
document listing twenty-three (23)Jews who earned their livings as
horticulturists. However, the document indicates that there were almost
1,400 horticulturists in Mogilev gubernia.Most of them grew a variety of
fruit tree species, e.g. apple, pear, cherry, and plum. The apple tree was
the most popular. In 1911 the highest concentration of Jewish horticulturalists
was in the town Gomel. =
The list contains the following surnames: LEVITIN, KAPLAN,
BIBERSHTEIN, BEREZIN, TYOMKIN,KHAVKIN, BYKHOVSKY, GUREVICH, DOBKIN, ITKIN,
LOVE,YANOV, POLYAKOV, PERLIN, UFLAND,PLATNER, CHERNYAVSKY, MITELMAN,
GANELIN, SLONIM, BLUMKIN, KATZ, PERNIK.For more information, please refer to
blog: http://jhrgbelarus.wordpress.com/
elarus.wordpress.com/
Best regards,
Yuri Dorn
Coordinator of Jewish Heritage Research Group in Belarus
www.jhrgbelarus.org


Searching for a first name Eliokim. #general

Rosalind
 

I would appreciate the opinions of more experienced genners please.

I am trying to find earlier ancestors.

Question one. Could Eliokim and Eliyahu be interchangeable or should I be
looking for an ancestor specifically Eliokim?

The earliest known ancestor of our ABRAMOWICH tree is Uriel Eliyahu
appearing on the 1845 revision list in Pandelys as not Abramowich but
"Yankelowich or Abelowich". Wife Roche.

His known children, Abram b 1845 and Frieda b 1855 were known as Abramowich
so I have to guess he changed >from patronymic to surname sometime after 1845.

He died before 1895 when a grandson (son of Eliokim Meir) received his
name Uriel Eliyahu.

Abram, the son, had 3 sons, Eliokim Meir (Meir >from his wife's family), then
Zecharya Alter and finally Movsha Shevel.

A son of Eliokim Meir was named Uriel Eliyahu and a grandson Eliyahu.

So I have been searching for an Eliokim who could be grandfather to Abram
ABRAMOWICH.

Until now I had assumed Eliokim was a version of Eliyahu. What do you think?

Ros Romem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for a first name Eliokim. #general

Rosalind
 

I would appreciate the opinions of more experienced genners please.

I am trying to find earlier ancestors.

Question one. Could Eliokim and Eliyahu be interchangeable or should I be
looking for an ancestor specifically Eliokim?

The earliest known ancestor of our ABRAMOWICH tree is Uriel Eliyahu
appearing on the 1845 revision list in Pandelys as not Abramowich but
"Yankelowich or Abelowich". Wife Roche.

His known children, Abram b 1845 and Frieda b 1855 were known as Abramowich
so I have to guess he changed >from patronymic to surname sometime after 1845.

He died before 1895 when a grandson (son of Eliokim Meir) received his
name Uriel Eliyahu.

Abram, the son, had 3 sons, Eliokim Meir (Meir >from his wife's family), then
Zecharya Alter and finally Movsha Shevel.

A son of Eliokim Meir was named Uriel Eliyahu and a grandson Eliyahu.

So I have been searching for an Eliokim who could be grandfather to Abram
ABRAMOWICH.

Until now I had assumed Eliokim was a version of Eliyahu. What do you think?

Ros Romem


Hoboken, Rose RITER KLEIN #general

Bubylu@...
 

I'm trying to find any information on a cousin whose name was Rose RITER.
Rose lived in Hoboken all of her life along with her mother Sarah RITER.
Rose married Philip KLEIN and they had 3 daughters when Rose died in around
1956. I would love to find any information that I can for her children.
They have little to no information on her and no pictures.

Thanks so much for your help and kindness,
Lois Segall Friedman
Formally >from Weehawken and now
Delray Beach, FL
Searching: GREIF, GRIEF, SCHIESEL, LECHNER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hoboken, Rose RITER KLEIN #general

Bubylu@...
 

I'm trying to find any information on a cousin whose name was Rose RITER.
Rose lived in Hoboken all of her life along with her mother Sarah RITER.
Rose married Philip KLEIN and they had 3 daughters when Rose died in around
1956. I would love to find any information that I can for her children.
They have little to no information on her and no pictures.

Thanks so much for your help and kindness,
Lois Segall Friedman
Formally >from Weehawken and now
Delray Beach, FL
Searching: GREIF, GRIEF, SCHIESEL, LECHNER


Seeking Cemetery Help in Farmingdale, New York #general

Cindy g
 

I am again seeking help >from this most gracious group. I am looking
for someone able to photograph a tombstone in the Wellwood Cemetery in
Farmingdale, NY. Please contact me privately for the details.

Most gratefully,
Cindy Gallard
Denver, CO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Cemetery Help in Farmingdale, New York #general

Cindy g
 

I am again seeking help >from this most gracious group. I am looking
for someone able to photograph a tombstone in the Wellwood Cemetery in
Farmingdale, NY. Please contact me privately for the details.

Most gratefully,
Cindy Gallard
Denver, CO


Visit to Majorca/Mallorca #general

William Yoffee
 

My wife and I are planning a trip to the Spanish Island of Majorca during
Passover. We have arranged to participate in the Jewish Community's seder on
the first night, and we will try to make contact with the Xueta community.

For those who are not familiar with the history of the Jews of Majorca,
there are indications of Jews present in the Balearic Islands as early as
the 2nd Century C.E., and Jews lived there since the earliest occupation by
Arabs beginning in 902 C.E. The Jewish community became especially important
to the island's economy and foreign trade after the conquest by King James I
of Aragon (King James I of Majorca) in 1229-30.

The community thrived until all Jews were forcibly baptized in 1435, well
before the expulsion of Jews >from Spain in 1492. These Conversos, also known
as New Christians, were so discriminated against and virtually quarantined
that they formed a separate community known as Xuetas (pronounced chu-eh-tas)
and were not permitted to integrate or marry within the Old Christian community.
Consequently, for over 500 years the families of the Xueta community prayed in
a separate church and intermarried exclusively among themselves.

Recently, some of this community's members appealed to rabbinical authorities
in Israel for permission to convert to Judaism, but were determined to already
be Jewish and therefor did not need to formally convert.

There are fifteen existing family surnames that are considered to be of
original Xueta families. While my surname is not one of them, Jaffe, or some
variation appears frequently in the early Aragon records concerning Majorca.
For example, in 1238, King James rewarded a number of the Jewish soldiers,
including one named Jaffia, who participated in his conquest of the island
with land grants on the Island of Majorca. He also afforded the Jewish
community special protection.

We would appreciate any information or advice >from anyone who has visited
the Island of Majorca or had contact with the Jewish Community or the Xueta
community. You may communicate directly with me at the email address below.

Bill Yoffee
Co-Administrator of the Xueta DNA Project of Family Tree DNA
Administrator of the Jaffe Surname Project of Family Tree DNA
kidsbks@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Visit to Majorca/Mallorca #general

William Yoffee
 

My wife and I are planning a trip to the Spanish Island of Majorca during
Passover. We have arranged to participate in the Jewish Community's seder on
the first night, and we will try to make contact with the Xueta community.

For those who are not familiar with the history of the Jews of Majorca,
there are indications of Jews present in the Balearic Islands as early as
the 2nd Century C.E., and Jews lived there since the earliest occupation by
Arabs beginning in 902 C.E. The Jewish community became especially important
to the island's economy and foreign trade after the conquest by King James I
of Aragon (King James I of Majorca) in 1229-30.

The community thrived until all Jews were forcibly baptized in 1435, well
before the expulsion of Jews >from Spain in 1492. These Conversos, also known
as New Christians, were so discriminated against and virtually quarantined
that they formed a separate community known as Xuetas (pronounced chu-eh-tas)
and were not permitted to integrate or marry within the Old Christian community.
Consequently, for over 500 years the families of the Xueta community prayed in
a separate church and intermarried exclusively among themselves.

Recently, some of this community's members appealed to rabbinical authorities
in Israel for permission to convert to Judaism, but were determined to already
be Jewish and therefor did not need to formally convert.

There are fifteen existing family surnames that are considered to be of
original Xueta families. While my surname is not one of them, Jaffe, or some
variation appears frequently in the early Aragon records concerning Majorca.
For example, in 1238, King James rewarded a number of the Jewish soldiers,
including one named Jaffia, who participated in his conquest of the island
with land grants on the Island of Majorca. He also afforded the Jewish
community special protection.

We would appreciate any information or advice >from anyone who has visited
the Island of Majorca or had contact with the Jewish Community or the Xueta
community. You may communicate directly with me at the email address below.

Bill Yoffee
Co-Administrator of the Xueta DNA Project of Family Tree DNA
Administrator of the Jaffe Surname Project of Family Tree DNA
kidsbks@...