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SAFIER #general

Corinne Silver
 

I have moved >from the UK to Israel eleven months ago , I am looking
for any memebers of the Safier family that are alive and living in
Israel. (and anywhere else in the world).My great grand father was Max
( Meyer) Safier he was naturlised as a UK citizen in 1893. he had 10
or 111 sibling's . Many of the family did not survive the holacaust .
I would be grateful for any information.
My grandfather was Avrahm Israel Safier ( also know as Alex or even
JImmy ( never knew why!) My father who was born on 28.12.1926 ( 80
years ago today ) died 29.6.1983 was Geffory Mark Safier.any
information about my paternal family would be wonderful.
Many thanks
(Corinne) Rachelle Silver


Cleaning and Storage - Antique Prayer Shawl #general

Joyce Eastman
 

I want to thank everyone who replied with suggestions as to the cleaning and
storage of my antique prayer shawl. I hope that this will enable me to keep
the shawl in good condition for many years to come.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fwd: SAFIER #general

Corinne Silver
 

I have moved >from the UK to Israel eleven months ago , I am looking
for any memebers of the Safier family that are alive and living in
Israel. (and anywhere else in the world).My great grand father was Max
( Meyer) Safier he was naturlised as a UK citizen in 1893. he had 10
or 111 sibling's . Many of the family did not survive the holacaust .
I would be grateful for any information.
My grandfather was Avrahm Israel Safier ( also know as Alex or even
JImmy ( never knew why!) My father who was born on 28.12.1926 ( 80
years ago today ) died 29.6.1983 was Geffory Mark Safier.any
information about my paternal family would be wonderful.
Many thanks
(Corinne) Rachelle Silver


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cleaning and Storage - Antique Prayer Shawl #general

Joyce Eastman
 

I want to thank everyone who replied with suggestions as to the cleaning and
storage of my antique prayer shawl. I hope that this will enable me to keep
the shawl in good condition for many years to come.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA


Marja FRENSDORF, born: 25-02-1909, in Tarnow, Poland #general

MBernet@...
 

Does anyone have any information on Marja FRENSDORF, Date of Birth:
25-02-1909, Place of Birth: Tarnow, Poland

She is listed in British records of aliens, as living in the UK 1939 to 1942
(she may have emigrated to the USA), and is specifically listed as Jewish.

To the best of my knowledge, all FRENSDORFs (or FRENSDORFF) who are of
Jewish ancestry, were descendants of Suessel (Jekusiel?) [ben] Hirsch, a merchant
in Frensdorf, a village near Bamberg, Bavaria, who was born ca 1650.

The Frensdorf family are Levites.

One extensive branch is descended >from Rabbi Michael [ben Meir/Marum]
FRENSDORFF of Hamburg and Hannover. The line had many rabbis, scholars, and even an
Episcopal bishop. There was a branch who studied medicine in Heidelberg and
practiced in Bamberg. One Captain FRENSDORF was a hero on the winning side of
the Battle of Waterloo (not sure if he's related)

A number of branches came to the USA in the mid-1800's. One branch lived in
Syracuse, NY, one large branch settled in the Great Lakes region and became
prominent in agrobusiness and politics.

I have much information and would appreciate more so that I can link
together the various trees that I have. Of course, I'll supply info in return.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Marja FRENSDORF, born: 25-02-1909, in Tarnow, Poland #general

MBernet@...
 

Does anyone have any information on Marja FRENSDORF, Date of Birth:
25-02-1909, Place of Birth: Tarnow, Poland

She is listed in British records of aliens, as living in the UK 1939 to 1942
(she may have emigrated to the USA), and is specifically listed as Jewish.

To the best of my knowledge, all FRENSDORFs (or FRENSDORFF) who are of
Jewish ancestry, were descendants of Suessel (Jekusiel?) [ben] Hirsch, a merchant
in Frensdorf, a village near Bamberg, Bavaria, who was born ca 1650.

The Frensdorf family are Levites.

One extensive branch is descended >from Rabbi Michael [ben Meir/Marum]
FRENSDORFF of Hamburg and Hannover. The line had many rabbis, scholars, and even an
Episcopal bishop. There was a branch who studied medicine in Heidelberg and
practiced in Bamberg. One Captain FRENSDORF was a hero on the winning side of
the Battle of Waterloo (not sure if he's related)

A number of branches came to the USA in the mid-1800's. One branch lived in
Syracuse, NY, one large branch settled in the Great Lakes region and became
prominent in agrobusiness and politics.

I have much information and would appreciate more so that I can link
together the various trees that I have. Of course, I'll supply info in return.

Michael Bernet, New York


Trying to find Israeli white pages in English #general

Ruthie Zaionz
 

Dear Genners:

I'm trying to find the current whereabouts of a cousin of mine, Rachel
Shoichet, who lived in Herziliah, and my last known address for her was 3O
years ago. Her husband's name is Shalom.

Does anybody have knowledge of a website in English that would give Israeli
white page listings for residences. In Canada we have 411.com, which is
fantastic.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Ruthie Saginur-Zaionz
Thornhill (Toronto) Ontario
rzaionz@rogers.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trying to find Israeli white pages in English #general

Ruthie Zaionz
 

Dear Genners:

I'm trying to find the current whereabouts of a cousin of mine, Rachel
Shoichet, who lived in Herziliah, and my last known address for her was 3O
years ago. Her husband's name is Shalom.

Does anybody have knowledge of a website in English that would give Israeli
white page listings for residences. In Canada we have 411.com, which is
fantastic.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Ruthie Saginur-Zaionz
Thornhill (Toronto) Ontario
rzaionz@rogers.com


Re: Irma WOLF #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 12/27/2006 4:53:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
hwolf@erasmuscollege.nl writes:

<< I'am still searching for lost WOLF family-members. My greatgrand-aunt
Irma Wolf, lived and died in Israel. I think that she left Germany
before the war. She was the daughter of Moses Wolf II and Hannchen,
Johanna, Lehmann. Irma was born on april 28th 1902 in Bensheim,
Hessen, Germany. I know that Irma was married in Israel with Ben
Raphael. Thats all. Who can help me with further info about Irma and
perhaps Ben Raphael. >>

==I'll try to help; perhaps we have some connections

==My mgm's family were WOLFF of Pfungstadt, hereditary Parnassim. Pfungstadt
is just a few miles >from Bensheim. WOLF[F} is one of the most common
surnames of Jews in Germany.

==My pgf moved >from Fuerth to Bensheim around 1934. He had various relations
surnamed WOLF[F], but not >from Bensheim where he lived only to 1936/7. These
WOLF[FF]s were all very orthodox, many settled in Israel before the war.
Many were among the founders of Kibbutz Hafetz Hayim.

==You will find the mayor and the Stadtarchivist of Bensheim very happy to
deal with inquiries and to offer information; in return let them have as much
information as you can find about your family.

==You can write to Hamazkir [secretary], Kibbutz Hafetz Hayim, near Gedera,
Israel.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Irma WOLF #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 12/27/2006 4:53:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
hwolf@erasmuscollege.nl writes:

<< I'am still searching for lost WOLF family-members. My greatgrand-aunt
Irma Wolf, lived and died in Israel. I think that she left Germany
before the war. She was the daughter of Moses Wolf II and Hannchen,
Johanna, Lehmann. Irma was born on april 28th 1902 in Bensheim,
Hessen, Germany. I know that Irma was married in Israel with Ben
Raphael. Thats all. Who can help me with further info about Irma and
perhaps Ben Raphael. >>

==I'll try to help; perhaps we have some connections

==My mgm's family were WOLFF of Pfungstadt, hereditary Parnassim. Pfungstadt
is just a few miles >from Bensheim. WOLF[F} is one of the most common
surnames of Jews in Germany.

==My pgf moved >from Fuerth to Bensheim around 1934. He had various relations
surnamed WOLF[F], but not >from Bensheim where he lived only to 1936/7. These
WOLF[FF]s were all very orthodox, many settled in Israel before the war.
Many were among the founders of Kibbutz Hafetz Hayim.

==You will find the mayor and the Stadtarchivist of Bensheim very happy to
deal with inquiries and to offer information; in return let them have as much
information as you can find about your family.

==You can write to Hamazkir [secretary], Kibbutz Hafetz Hayim, near Gedera,
Israel.

Michael Bernet, New York


Re: Chaim WEIZMANN #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Dr. Rosenstein is
Looking for information about the ancestry of Dr. Weizmann, President of
Israel.
I'd like to share a story because it shows that little things we sometimes
take for granted are not so little after all, and are not always granted.
The story, unfortunately, does not reveal a lot about Dr. Weizmann's
ancestry, even if it refers to his family. It does mention his native town,
and is based on info I found when trying to identify the original town for a
friendĀ“s family - Dr. Weizmann's shtetl.

In 2003 someone in LitvakSig (I am not checking now) was trying to pinpoint
where his family came from, and wondered if the habit of drinking tea while
holding a lump of sugar between the teeth was particular of a certain area.
Information followed >from subscribers with different information and ideas.
After a certain reply I added this story :

"Bruce Sanders' theory is that having the sugar cube visible for all to see,
while drinking tea, was a sign that you could afford sugar. I'd like to
expand this with some nice info in an eMail which I kept an year ago - but
could not find on-line now.

I had to do some research for a friend. His family is related to the
Weizmanns >from Motol. Chaim Weizmann, the first president of modern Israel,
was born in Motol, in today's Belarus. Searching for Weizmanns and Motol, I
came across this. The author of the eMail.mentioned quoted his uncle Aaron.

Aaron - believed to live across >from the Weizmanns in Motol - said that

"the Weizmanns were so rich" that....
"they had sugar in their tea every day." !!

Certainly many of us take some things for granted nowadays - sugar, for
example. Extracting and refining sugar >from sugar beet was the activity of
some of my family members. Probably, the Weizmann's sugar came >from sugar
beet, too.

By the way, I remember the tradition of cube-in-teeth and tea- in- tall-
glasses (with and without handles) for family members originating as North
as Vilna Gubernia and as South as Kremenchug, Ukraine. Who copied whom?

Carlos GLIKSON
Buenos Aires, Argentina
PD: There is some info Dr. Rosenstein may find interesting in
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/motol/
and
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/motol/mb10.pdf

I was helping a Chemerinsky. Here there is a mention of a book on Motele/
Motol and the Chemerinsky connection to
the Weizmann:

10. Chemerinsky, Hayim (Reb Mordechele). Ayarati Motele [Motele My Shtetle].
Edited by Alter Druyanov with advice >from Hayim Fialkov . Glossary by Yom
Tov Levinsky. Tel Aviv: Dvir, 1951. (First appeared in Reshumot Vol II, 1927
pages 5-124.) 209 pages."

... " Some of these writings provide rich information about specific
families. Most of the literature relates to the Chemerinsky/ Chemerinsky/
Fialkov/ Weingarten/ Weizmann/ Shapiro group of families. Though memoirs by
members of Motol's leading families are available, we know little about life
from the perspective of its poorer Jews."


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chaim WEIZMANN #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Dr. Rosenstein is
Looking for information about the ancestry of Dr. Weizmann, President of
Israel.
I'd like to share a story because it shows that little things we sometimes
take for granted are not so little after all, and are not always granted.
The story, unfortunately, does not reveal a lot about Dr. Weizmann's
ancestry, even if it refers to his family. It does mention his native town,
and is based on info I found when trying to identify the original town for a
friendĀ“s family - Dr. Weizmann's shtetl.

In 2003 someone in LitvakSig (I am not checking now) was trying to pinpoint
where his family came from, and wondered if the habit of drinking tea while
holding a lump of sugar between the teeth was particular of a certain area.
Information followed >from subscribers with different information and ideas.
After a certain reply I added this story :

"Bruce Sanders' theory is that having the sugar cube visible for all to see,
while drinking tea, was a sign that you could afford sugar. I'd like to
expand this with some nice info in an eMail which I kept an year ago - but
could not find on-line now.

I had to do some research for a friend. His family is related to the
Weizmanns >from Motol. Chaim Weizmann, the first president of modern Israel,
was born in Motol, in today's Belarus. Searching for Weizmanns and Motol, I
came across this. The author of the eMail.mentioned quoted his uncle Aaron.

Aaron - believed to live across >from the Weizmanns in Motol - said that

"the Weizmanns were so rich" that....
"they had sugar in their tea every day." !!

Certainly many of us take some things for granted nowadays - sugar, for
example. Extracting and refining sugar >from sugar beet was the activity of
some of my family members. Probably, the Weizmann's sugar came >from sugar
beet, too.

By the way, I remember the tradition of cube-in-teeth and tea- in- tall-
glasses (with and without handles) for family members originating as North
as Vilna Gubernia and as South as Kremenchug, Ukraine. Who copied whom?

Carlos GLIKSON
Buenos Aires, Argentina
PD: There is some info Dr. Rosenstein may find interesting in
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/motol/
and
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/motol/mb10.pdf

I was helping a Chemerinsky. Here there is a mention of a book on Motele/
Motol and the Chemerinsky connection to
the Weizmann:

10. Chemerinsky, Hayim (Reb Mordechele). Ayarati Motele [Motele My Shtetle].
Edited by Alter Druyanov with advice >from Hayim Fialkov . Glossary by Yom
Tov Levinsky. Tel Aviv: Dvir, 1951. (First appeared in Reshumot Vol II, 1927
pages 5-124.) 209 pages."

... " Some of these writings provide rich information about specific
families. Most of the literature relates to the Chemerinsky/ Chemerinsky/
Fialkov/ Weingarten/ Weizmann/ Shapiro group of families. Though memoirs by
members of Motol's leading families are available, we know little about life
from the perspective of its poorer Jews."


Zalozce, Galicia, Poland and the CHILL family #general

Dina Hill <dina_hill@...>
 

Hi,
Since I've picked up my genealogy again, I have to start with my brick wall
on this side of the family as well. I learned that in 1885, a 21 year old
tailor named Aron Josef Chill came to New York. It stated that he was >from
Galicia. On the 1900 census, he was married to Sara Rubenstein
(Rubinstein). His first born son Benjamin Hill was born in September 1887.
Aron Josef Chill (aka Aaron Joseph Hill) was buried in Mt. Zion cemetery in
the Erste Zaloshiner Chevra Anshei Bnei Achim Society burial site. I
believe that Zaloshiner is the shtetl Zalozce. Is it and is that in
Galicia?? I don't remember which document I have that stated it, but it
stated that he was >from Zalozce.

Aron arrived by himself in 1885. I have checked the databases of arrivals
in the USA and there is no Sara Rubenstein. I have tried Sura, Sarah, Sara
and I have tried the Polish spelling of Rubenstajn and I come up with
nothing. I checked for Sarah, Sura, Sara Chill and Hill and still came up
with nothing except for a 4 year old Sara Rubenstein arriving >from Poland to
NY. On the records I have, everything states that she was >from Poland too,
but I can't find her. They had a baby within two years of his arrival. So
where'd she go?? Am I missing something?

I can't figure out how to find his wife's entry into the USA. Is there a
database that has arrivals to Canada?? Any advice would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Dina Aptekar Hill

SEARCHING: APTEKAR, APTEKARZ, KLEINKAUFMAN, KLAJNKOFMAN, Arthur, son of
Mikal GABRIEL, Sara, daughter of Yisroel RUBENSTEIN, Feige HELFMAN,
ALENSKI, CHAMITA, CHILL/HILL, PEST/PESS, TEMER, Elchanan MARVIN (still
searching for the original surname), and Pauline INGERMAN.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zalozce, Galicia, Poland and the CHILL family #general

Dina Hill <dina_hill@...>
 

Hi,
Since I've picked up my genealogy again, I have to start with my brick wall
on this side of the family as well. I learned that in 1885, a 21 year old
tailor named Aron Josef Chill came to New York. It stated that he was >from
Galicia. On the 1900 census, he was married to Sara Rubenstein
(Rubinstein). His first born son Benjamin Hill was born in September 1887.
Aron Josef Chill (aka Aaron Joseph Hill) was buried in Mt. Zion cemetery in
the Erste Zaloshiner Chevra Anshei Bnei Achim Society burial site. I
believe that Zaloshiner is the shtetl Zalozce. Is it and is that in
Galicia?? I don't remember which document I have that stated it, but it
stated that he was >from Zalozce.

Aron arrived by himself in 1885. I have checked the databases of arrivals
in the USA and there is no Sara Rubenstein. I have tried Sura, Sarah, Sara
and I have tried the Polish spelling of Rubenstajn and I come up with
nothing. I checked for Sarah, Sura, Sara Chill and Hill and still came up
with nothing except for a 4 year old Sara Rubenstein arriving >from Poland to
NY. On the records I have, everything states that she was >from Poland too,
but I can't find her. They had a baby within two years of his arrival. So
where'd she go?? Am I missing something?

I can't figure out how to find his wife's entry into the USA. Is there a
database that has arrivals to Canada?? Any advice would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Dina Aptekar Hill

SEARCHING: APTEKAR, APTEKARZ, KLEINKAUFMAN, KLAJNKOFMAN, Arthur, son of
Mikal GABRIEL, Sara, daughter of Yisroel RUBENSTEIN, Feige HELFMAN,
ALENSKI, CHAMITA, CHILL/HILL, PEST/PESS, TEMER, Elchanan MARVIN (still
searching for the original surname), and Pauline INGERMAN.


Re: Edward HOROWITZ from Brooklyn, NY #general

Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

--- pollinia@012.net.il wrote:
I've been trying to track down Edward HOROWITZ from
Brooklyn (assumingly), NY, ...
...wrote several books, among which was
How the Hebrew Language Grew,
If you will search the Google News Archives at:

http://news.google.com/archivesearch

for the w expressions:

"How the Hebrew language grew" "horowitz"

You will find a response to a letter written to the Jerusalem Post in November
2004 refering an earlier letter by his daughter. I would suggest following up
your research with her.

Yehudah ben Shlomo
U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Edward HOROWITZ from Brooklyn, NY #general

Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

--- pollinia@012.net.il wrote:
I've been trying to track down Edward HOROWITZ from
Brooklyn (assumingly), NY, ...
...wrote several books, among which was
How the Hebrew Language Grew,
If you will search the Google News Archives at:

http://news.google.com/archivesearch

for the w expressions:

"How the Hebrew language grew" "horowitz"

You will find a response to a letter written to the Jerusalem Post in November
2004 refering an earlier letter by his daughter. I would suggest following up
your research with her.

Yehudah ben Shlomo
U.S.A.


Re: Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ-Hartford Ct., USA #general

Roberlie Lachance <roberlie@...>
 

Do you where or what type of shul Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ was in
Hartford CT? Was it Orthodox, Conservative or Reform? I live just outside
of Hartford.. I may be able to get you some information if you can give me
just a little bit more.. also.. are you sure it was Hartford and not West
Hartford? We have a relatively large Jewish Community in West Hartford, CT.

Shalom,
Roberlie Lachance


Yoni ben-ari wrote:
After having received several replies regarding Rabbi HUREWITZ during his
American lifetime, I am wondering if anyone has knowledge regarding his
European extended family. I've tried the Hurwitz family association but
haven't received any replies.
What we know is that his father's name was Yosef Dov Ha-Levi, and he (R.
Yitzhak
Simacha) was the author of "Yad Ha-Levi" which was included in 1927
edition of
Rambam#s "Sefer Ha-Mitzvot" (Dfus Zukerman, Yerushalaim). It may be that
the
book contains more information about R. Yitzhak Simacha. The book can be
found in Beit Ha-Sfarim Ha-Leumi and Yeshivat Har Etzion's library.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ-Hartford Ct., USA #general

Roberlie Lachance <roberlie@...>
 

Do you where or what type of shul Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ was in
Hartford CT? Was it Orthodox, Conservative or Reform? I live just outside
of Hartford.. I may be able to get you some information if you can give me
just a little bit more.. also.. are you sure it was Hartford and not West
Hartford? We have a relatively large Jewish Community in West Hartford, CT.

Shalom,
Roberlie Lachance


Yoni ben-ari wrote:
After having received several replies regarding Rabbi HUREWITZ during his
American lifetime, I am wondering if anyone has knowledge regarding his
European extended family. I've tried the Hurwitz family association but
haven't received any replies.
What we know is that his father's name was Yosef Dov Ha-Levi, and he (R.
Yitzhak
Simacha) was the author of "Yad Ha-Levi" which was included in 1927
edition of
Rambam#s "Sefer Ha-Mitzvot" (Dfus Zukerman, Yerushalaim). It may be that
the
book contains more information about R. Yitzhak Simacha. The book can be
found in Beit Ha-Sfarim Ha-Leumi and Yeshivat Har Etzion's library.


First Names from Zinkov and Vicinity #general

Linda Shefler <linsilv@...>
 

Hi, it's me again. I have another approach for finding my elusive family,
again, they can be >from "anywhere" in the vicinity of Zinkov. Does anyone
have the following couples in their family tree?

*Ze'ev/Wolf* and *Ester Fagie*. They were probably born in the 1820s, maybe
early 1830s. Some names that "might" appear in their families [or the
families of their children] are: *Yechiel, Haskel and Sophia*.

*Yeruhem Fischel (possibly PLOTKER/PLOTKA)* and *Rosa PEPPER* (or some
variation of PEPPER, it can be PFEFER, etc.). Pepper was Rosa's maiden
name. I think that they were also born in the 1820s or 1830s. I think that
Rosa died in childbirth about 1872 and Yeruhem Fishel died sometime before
1884. He was some sort of an inspector.

Again, I look forward to hearing >from anyone who has anything that might be
even remotely related to or sounds like the above information.

Please contact me privately and again, thanks so much for your time.

Regards,
Linda Silverman Shefler
Cary, NC
linsilv@nc.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First Names from Zinkov and Vicinity #general

Linda Shefler <linsilv@...>
 

Hi, it's me again. I have another approach for finding my elusive family,
again, they can be >from "anywhere" in the vicinity of Zinkov. Does anyone
have the following couples in their family tree?

*Ze'ev/Wolf* and *Ester Fagie*. They were probably born in the 1820s, maybe
early 1830s. Some names that "might" appear in their families [or the
families of their children] are: *Yechiel, Haskel and Sophia*.

*Yeruhem Fischel (possibly PLOTKER/PLOTKA)* and *Rosa PEPPER* (or some
variation of PEPPER, it can be PFEFER, etc.). Pepper was Rosa's maiden
name. I think that they were also born in the 1820s or 1830s. I think that
Rosa died in childbirth about 1872 and Yeruhem Fishel died sometime before
1884. He was some sort of an inspector.

Again, I look forward to hearing >from anyone who has anything that might be
even remotely related to or sounds like the above information.

Please contact me privately and again, thanks so much for your time.

Regards,
Linda Silverman Shefler
Cary, NC
linsilv@nc.rr.com