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R' David Moses Avraham of Rohatyn #rabbinic

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone with information about or an
interest in the family of R' David Moses Avraham of Rohatyn (also
known as R' Avraham David Moses?), also known as Rabbi Adam, author
of "Mirkevet Hamishne," a contemporary of the Baal Shem Tov (Rabbi
David Moses Avraham supposedly met the Baal Shem Tov and died
shortly before him), and an opponent of the Frankists.

According to the online translation of the Rohatyn yizkor book, his
father was Rabbi Tzadok ASHKENAZI, and R' David Moses Avraham
claimed in his abovementioned manuscript that his father was a
descendant of Troyes, Germany. Is anything else known about this
claim? An image of the frontispiece of this work can be found at
http://yizkor.nypl.org/index.php?id=1847 on image #78 (corresponding
to page 74 of the yizkor book).

I understand that, among his descendants in Rohatyn, some bore the
surnames NAGELBERG and SHPIEGEL. My interest is that an ancestor of
mine who had a child in Rohatyn in 1829 also bore the name David
Moses, surname BORNFELD. I wonder whether they might have been
related. At least one of David Moses BORNFELD's sons was a rabbi
(who, supposedly, founded yeshivas in Brooklyn), and a suspected son
was married to a NAGELBERG, though I do not know whether she was a
descendant of R' David Moses Avraham.

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
near Washington, D.C.

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' David Moses Avraham of Rohatyn #rabbinic

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone with information about or an
interest in the family of R' David Moses Avraham of Rohatyn (also
known as R' Avraham David Moses?), also known as Rabbi Adam, author
of "Mirkevet Hamishne," a contemporary of the Baal Shem Tov (Rabbi
David Moses Avraham supposedly met the Baal Shem Tov and died
shortly before him), and an opponent of the Frankists.

According to the online translation of the Rohatyn yizkor book, his
father was Rabbi Tzadok ASHKENAZI, and R' David Moses Avraham
claimed in his abovementioned manuscript that his father was a
descendant of Troyes, Germany. Is anything else known about this
claim? An image of the frontispiece of this work can be found at
http://yizkor.nypl.org/index.php?id=1847 on image #78 (corresponding
to page 74 of the yizkor book).

I understand that, among his descendants in Rohatyn, some bore the
surnames NAGELBERG and SHPIEGEL. My interest is that an ancestor of
mine who had a child in Rohatyn in 1829 also bore the name David
Moses, surname BORNFELD. I wonder whether they might have been
related. At least one of David Moses BORNFELD's sons was a rabbi
(who, supposedly, founded yeshivas in Brooklyn), and a suspected son
was married to a NAGELBERG, though I do not know whether she was a
descendant of R' David Moses Avraham.

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
near Washington, D.C.

New book about Jewish immigration #galicia

Andrew Miller <adamiller25@...>
 

Dear Galicia moderator

Subject: New book about Jewish immigration

Readers of this list may be interested in a book I have written, which is
called The Earl of Petticoat Lane and is published by Random House in the
UK. It is mainly about my grandparents, Jewish immigration to London, and
assimilation among British Jews in the first half of the twentieth century;
but it also describes my family's emigration >from what were then Russian
Poland and Galicia, which I visited as part of my research, and the fates of
relatives who did not emigrate. The families mentioned in the book are
FRIEDMAN/FREEDMAN and KANFER >from Galicia, and PIECHOTA and ERLICH >from
Kalisz, Poland.

Best wishes

Andrew MILLER
London, England

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia New book about Jewish immigration #galicia

Andrew Miller <adamiller25@...>
 

Dear Galicia moderator

Subject: New book about Jewish immigration

Readers of this list may be interested in a book I have written, which is
called The Earl of Petticoat Lane and is published by Random House in the
UK. It is mainly about my grandparents, Jewish immigration to London, and
assimilation among British Jews in the first half of the twentieth century;
but it also describes my family's emigration >from what were then Russian
Poland and Galicia, which I visited as part of my research, and the fates of
relatives who did not emigrate. The families mentioned in the book are
FRIEDMAN/FREEDMAN and KANFER >from Galicia, and PIECHOTA and ERLICH >from
Kalisz, Poland.

Best wishes

Andrew MILLER
London, England

Wolff de WOOLFSON & the family de WOOLFSON from Zempelburg Prussia #germany

DAVID IBBOTSON <david.w.ibbotson@...>
 

Would any member be able to assist with Wolff "de
WOOLFSON and the Prussian family name de WOOLFSON.
According to English census information Wolff de
WOOLFSON was born in Prussia in about 1804. I believe
the "de" in the name was granted as some kind of
title. Wolff was thought to have been a renowned
German Playwright, hence the title.

The first confirmed sighting I have of Wolff is the
1871 London Census, were he is shown as visiting his
son David Theodore Green de WOOLFSON with sons Simon &
John also born Prussia. I have no other sighting of
Wolff after this census.

David Theodore Green de WOOLFSON was Wolff's eldest
son and was born Zempelburg Prussia in 1831. He
married a Maria ESTEVAN in 1853 in Uruguay. Theodore
as he was normally known was a Doctor and Optician and
was known to have worked in America before coming to
England as two of his children were born in America.

I believe the family were originally of Jewish
religion, because one of Theodore's sons married in
the London Central Synagogue in 1886. Other
information I have been given by a Jewishgen member,
is that the Wolff's original name could have been
David Wolff COHN before the European name was taken.

Any information of the families time in Prussia or
prior to being found on the 1871 English census would be greatly appreciated.
knd regards,

David Ibbotson Sittingbourne Kent UK david.w.ibbotson@...

German SIG #Germany Wolff de WOOLFSON & the family de WOOLFSON from Zempelburg Prussia #germany

DAVID IBBOTSON <david.w.ibbotson@...>
 

Would any member be able to assist with Wolff "de
WOOLFSON and the Prussian family name de WOOLFSON.
According to English census information Wolff de
WOOLFSON was born in Prussia in about 1804. I believe
the "de" in the name was granted as some kind of
title. Wolff was thought to have been a renowned
German Playwright, hence the title.

The first confirmed sighting I have of Wolff is the
1871 London Census, were he is shown as visiting his
son David Theodore Green de WOOLFSON with sons Simon &
John also born Prussia. I have no other sighting of
Wolff after this census.

David Theodore Green de WOOLFSON was Wolff's eldest
son and was born Zempelburg Prussia in 1831. He
married a Maria ESTEVAN in 1853 in Uruguay. Theodore
as he was normally known was a Doctor and Optician and
was known to have worked in America before coming to
England as two of his children were born in America.

I believe the family were originally of Jewish
religion, because one of Theodore's sons married in
the London Central Synagogue in 1886. Other
information I have been given by a Jewishgen member,
is that the Wolff's original name could have been
David Wolff COHN before the European name was taken.

Any information of the families time in Prussia or
prior to being found on the 1871 English census would be greatly appreciated.
knd regards,

David Ibbotson Sittingbourne Kent UK david.w.ibbotson@...

Re: Looking for a book #austria-czech

Bernard Weill
 

Tom,

If I may ask, in thirty words or less, what does this
book discuss? Thank you.

Bernie Weill
Brooklyn, NY
--- Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...> wrote:

Dear friends,

If any of you has access to the book below, please
get in touch off list. Many thanks in advance.

Tom

The Slovaks and the Pittsburgh Pact.
published by the Slovak Catholic Federation of
America, 1934
--
...........................................
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil
Moderator: Off-list, please, unless the answer is likely to be of general interest.

Re: Hungarian help on Viewmate #hungary

Eloedfamily@...
 

It appears to be in Slovakian, not Hungarian.

In a message dated 5/29/2006 12:39:34 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
ssroth@... writes:
Hi all,

I was wondering if any of you out there are able to read this Hungarian
address and names(?), which I've posted on Viewmate VM7887. You can get
there directly at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7887


Please respond privately to me if you are able to translate this. Thanks so
much in advance for any help you can give me.

Sincerely,
Sheree Roth
Palo Alto, CA
ssroth@...

Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Looking for a book #hungary

Bernard Weill
 

Tom,

If I may ask, in thirty words or less, what does this
book discuss? Thank you.

Bernie Weill
Brooklyn, NY
--- Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...> wrote:

Dear friends,

If any of you has access to the book below, please
get in touch off list. Many thanks in advance.

Tom

The Slovaks and the Pittsburgh Pact.
published by the Slovak Catholic Federation of
America, 1934
--
...........................................
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil
Moderator: Off-list, please, unless the answer is likely to be of general interest.

Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Hungarian help on Viewmate #hungary

Eloedfamily@...
 

It appears to be in Slovakian, not Hungarian.

In a message dated 5/29/2006 12:39:34 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
ssroth@... writes:
Hi all,

I was wondering if any of you out there are able to read this Hungarian
address and names(?), which I've posted on Viewmate VM7887. You can get
there directly at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7887


Please respond privately to me if you are able to translate this. Thanks so
much in advance for any help you can give me.

Sincerely,
Sheree Roth
Palo Alto, CA
ssroth@...

Fw: INTRO-researching WEISS, HOCHEISER from Miskolc #hungary

Steve Levy <jtlevy1@...>
 

Dear HSig

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for
About 5 years. I consider myself to be a novice at Hungary Jewish
Genealogy research.
I live in Florida.
I consider myself advanced in using a computer and my experience
With the Internet is extensive.
I have identified the names of my grandparents and great grandparents,
but am having problems making further headway.
My primary aim for researching my great grandparents now is to locate
Their origin in Miskolc , and to determine their immigration
Information to the USA
The family names that I am researching are
WEISS,Joseph, b. Pamhagen (?) Austria, immig to USA >from Miskolc abt 1880
settled St Paul, Mn
HOCHEISER, Henry (Honry), b. abt 1854, immig >from Miskolc in 1880, settled
in St Paul Mn.
Any assistance in suggesting avenues of further investigation would be
greatly
Appreciated
Steve Levy
jtlevy1@...
Bonita Springs Florida

Moderator: It always helps if you tell us which resources you have already checked. Were you aware, for example, that JewishGen's All-Hungary Database includes VEISZ names >from Miskolc in both the 1828 and 1848 Census?

Hungary SIG #Hungary Fw: INTRO-researching WEISS, HOCHEISER from Miskolc #hungary

Steve Levy <jtlevy1@...>
 

Dear HSig

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for
About 5 years. I consider myself to be a novice at Hungary Jewish
Genealogy research.
I live in Florida.
I consider myself advanced in using a computer and my experience
With the Internet is extensive.
I have identified the names of my grandparents and great grandparents,
but am having problems making further headway.
My primary aim for researching my great grandparents now is to locate
Their origin in Miskolc , and to determine their immigration
Information to the USA
The family names that I am researching are
WEISS,Joseph, b. Pamhagen (?) Austria, immig to USA >from Miskolc abt 1880
settled St Paul, Mn
HOCHEISER, Henry (Honry), b. abt 1854, immig >from Miskolc in 1880, settled
in St Paul Mn.
Any assistance in suggesting avenues of further investigation would be
greatly
Appreciated
Steve Levy
jtlevy1@...
Bonita Springs Florida

Moderator: It always helps if you tell us which resources you have already checked. Were you aware, for example, that JewishGen's All-Hungary Database includes VEISZ names >from Miskolc in both the 1828 and 1848 Census?

Help in Curitiba, Brazil #latinamerica

roe kard
 

Is there someone who could help me check an address to find if a
long-lost cousin is still alive and still in Curitiba?

Thank you.
B'shalom,
Karen Rosenfeld Roekard
Berkeley, Ca. USA

Latin America #LatinAmerica Help in Curitiba, Brazil #latinamerica

roe kard
 

Is there someone who could help me check an address to find if a
long-lost cousin is still alive and still in Curitiba?

Thank you.
B'shalom,
Karen Rosenfeld Roekard
Berkeley, Ca. USA

Searching POLANCO #latinamerica

Josh Rivera <squayster@...>
 

Hey Guys,

This is Joshua or Josue in Portoguese. I am 17 and would like to know
a lot more about my family that I do not know at the moment. My
surname is POLANCO, and was wondering if anyone knew anything about a
Polanco >from Panama up to El Salvador because I believe my family
originates in Spain but I'm not too sure of what to do with it. My
surname is somewhat unusual because I have never heard of anyone with
this last name and have looked it up but could not find anything. If
you can please help me locate as much Polanco's as possible I would
greatly appreciate it. I hope to find more research on my Jewish
relatives which most are deceased. I only have 4 living relatives left
in the US on my father's side of the family, the Polanco's, whom
married in with a Rivera family in El Salvador. I also suspect some
more Jewish relatives >from the Rivera side although it is a common
last name. PLEASE help me, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK you so
much. I have read of many people get help >from this digest and have
given myself more hope to know more. Thanks again. Shalom.

Kind Regards,
Josue Rivera

MODERATOR NOTE: Make certain to list the surname POLANCO in the JewishGen Family
Finder since that is one of the best ways to make connections. You will find that
someone else is searching that same name! www.jewishgen.org/jgff SEARCH to
find the person already listed and use the ENTERF/MODIFY routine to enter the
surname of interest to you. Also please note the corrections made to this posting.
Good luck with your search.

Latin America #LatinAmerica Searching POLANCO #latinamerica

Josh Rivera <squayster@...>
 

Hey Guys,

This is Joshua or Josue in Portoguese. I am 17 and would like to know
a lot more about my family that I do not know at the moment. My
surname is POLANCO, and was wondering if anyone knew anything about a
Polanco >from Panama up to El Salvador because I believe my family
originates in Spain but I'm not too sure of what to do with it. My
surname is somewhat unusual because I have never heard of anyone with
this last name and have looked it up but could not find anything. If
you can please help me locate as much Polanco's as possible I would
greatly appreciate it. I hope to find more research on my Jewish
relatives which most are deceased. I only have 4 living relatives left
in the US on my father's side of the family, the Polanco's, whom
married in with a Rivera family in El Salvador. I also suspect some
more Jewish relatives >from the Rivera side although it is a common
last name. PLEASE help me, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK you so
much. I have read of many people get help >from this digest and have
given myself more hope to know more. Thanks again. Shalom.

Kind Regards,
Josue Rivera

MODERATOR NOTE: Make certain to list the surname POLANCO in the JewishGen Family
Finder since that is one of the best ways to make connections. You will find that
someone else is searching that same name! www.jewishgen.org/jgff SEARCH to
find the person already listed and use the ENTERF/MODIFY routine to enter the
surname of interest to you. Also please note the corrections made to this posting.
Good luck with your search.

words indicating relationships #hungary

Suzanne Kemeny <suzucchini@...>
 

Could anyone tell me what the following Hungarian
words mean? (they are in family documents, and I
believe have to do with the relationships between the
individuals) I may have misspelled them, since the
handwriting is not always easy to read and I had to
leave out the accent marks. I hope you can make sense
of this and appreciate any help you can give.

****************
batyja
occse
nagybatyja
neje
unohatestoere
lanyak anyosa
lanyak feljouk? (can't read it)
also feleseje
lanyuk sogor
unok
unokaoccse
sogornoje

********************
Thanks so much for all of your help. I really
appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Kemeny Riddle
United States

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*Re: Looking for a book #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear Lynn and all,

Many thanks for your information. As much as the so called "Pittsburgh Agreement" (which was signed by President Masaryk in Pittsburgh and was a fundamental document for the forming of the First Czechoslovak State) is a keystone in CZ history, believe it or not, that document is *very difficult* to find. I tried the Czech and Slovak Archives and of course did a thorough search on the Internet. No success! Seemingly the original document was never stored in those two countries, and is hidden somewhere in the US. The book that I mentioned previously seemingly has a facsimile. I will try now the Pittsburgh University's library.

Regards
Tom

At 00:05 -0500 30.05.2006, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: Re: Looking for a book
From: "Lynn Saul" <lynnsaul@...>
Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 08:03:32 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

I did not reply to Tom's message because I don't have the specific
information he requested, BUT
I am >from Pittsburgh originally, and the formation of Czechoslovakia in
Pittsburgh is a big historic deal there. Much of it has been memorialized
at the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. The
University of Pittsburgh has much of its catalog, especially historic
documents, digitalized online--do a search on their library. (I don't have
the URL but it's easy to search for the University of Pittsburgh library.)
Also, the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh has an excellent archive and
library. (Off-topic, they have an outstanding collection of Jewish archival
materials in the Rauh Jewish archives.)
Lynn Saul
former Pittsburgher
Tucson AZ
--
...........................................
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil

Hungary SIG #Hungary words indicating relationships #hungary

Suzanne Kemeny <suzucchini@...>
 

Could anyone tell me what the following Hungarian
words mean? (they are in family documents, and I
believe have to do with the relationships between the
individuals) I may have misspelled them, since the
handwriting is not always easy to read and I had to
leave out the accent marks. I hope you can make sense
of this and appreciate any help you can give.

****************
batyja
occse
nagybatyja
neje
unohatestoere
lanyak anyosa
lanyak feljouk? (can't read it)
also feleseje
lanyuk sogor
unok
unokaoccse
sogornoje

********************
Thanks so much for all of your help. I really
appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Kemeny Riddle
United States

Moderator: Check the H-SIG archives for info about on-line translation aids such as http://consulting.medios.fi/dictionary/










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Hungary SIG #Hungary *Re: Looking for a book #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear Lynn and all,

Many thanks for your information. As much as the so called "Pittsburgh Agreement" (which was signed by President Masaryk in Pittsburgh and was a fundamental document for the forming of the First Czechoslovak State) is a keystone in CZ history, believe it or not, that document is *very difficult* to find. I tried the Czech and Slovak Archives and of course did a thorough search on the Internet. No success! Seemingly the original document was never stored in those two countries, and is hidden somewhere in the US. The book that I mentioned previously seemingly has a facsimile. I will try now the Pittsburgh University's library.

Regards
Tom

At 00:05 -0500 30.05.2006, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: Re: Looking for a book
From: "Lynn Saul" <lynnsaul@...>
Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 08:03:32 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

I did not reply to Tom's message because I don't have the specific
information he requested, BUT
I am >from Pittsburgh originally, and the formation of Czechoslovakia in
Pittsburgh is a big historic deal there. Much of it has been memorialized
at the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. The
University of Pittsburgh has much of its catalog, especially historic
documents, digitalized online--do a search on their library. (I don't have
the URL but it's easy to search for the University of Pittsburgh library.)
Also, the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh has an excellent archive and
library. (Off-topic, they have an outstanding collection of Jewish archival
materials in the Rauh Jewish archives.)
Lynn Saul
former Pittsburgher
Tucson AZ
--
...........................................
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil