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BONUS Syndiykusa Synagogi Kalisz #general

jharps@...
 

Hi there!
I have read with interest the various views about the Syndyka etc word
and follow up my previous posting about the above-named gentleman. I
am still un-convinced about the actual position Mr Bonus held in the
synagogue's hierarchy. Was he an appointed official? Were officials
designated to perform various roles, and if so apart >from the person
holding the child at circumcision, how could Mr Bonus also appear
designated in this way at a death or a marriage ceremony, the copies
of such documents I have wherein he is so named?
It seeems to me a simple answer - was Mr Bonus an official of the
Synagogue or not, or indeed apart >from a Rabbi were there any
appointed officials or was this designation just a civil servant's
view of the witness's status or occupation?
It seem to be a little pedantic of me, but some of these small bits of
information can help build up a picture of peoples' lives in the mid
19th century in Poland, suffering as it did under occupation by Russia
or Prussia or the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Unlike many other 'genners' I am attempting to backwards as I know my
background and that of the family to date - finding my Jewish Polish
Kalisz origins has become a matter of pride for me as having not been
brought up in the faith.
Bless you all. John Harper, Sydney (born Shwalbe)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BONUS Syndiykusa Synagogi Kalisz #general

jharps@...
 

Hi there!
I have read with interest the various views about the Syndyka etc word
and follow up my previous posting about the above-named gentleman. I
am still un-convinced about the actual position Mr Bonus held in the
synagogue's hierarchy. Was he an appointed official? Were officials
designated to perform various roles, and if so apart >from the person
holding the child at circumcision, how could Mr Bonus also appear
designated in this way at a death or a marriage ceremony, the copies
of such documents I have wherein he is so named?
It seeems to me a simple answer - was Mr Bonus an official of the
Synagogue or not, or indeed apart >from a Rabbi were there any
appointed officials or was this designation just a civil servant's
view of the witness's status or occupation?
It seem to be a little pedantic of me, but some of these small bits of
information can help build up a picture of peoples' lives in the mid
19th century in Poland, suffering as it did under occupation by Russia
or Prussia or the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Unlike many other 'genners' I am attempting to backwards as I know my
background and that of the family to date - finding my Jewish Polish
Kalisz origins has become a matter of pride for me as having not been
brought up in the faith.
Bless you all. John Harper, Sydney (born Shwalbe)


Re: JACOB (JACK) MORRIS RICH #southafrica

Nick Rich <nick@...>
 

Thankyou for this information. Geneology for me, isn't just about listing
names and DOB's etc, I like to get a story about family where I can. This is
most helpful, thankyou.

Kind regards,

Nick Rich.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Saul Issroff" <saul@...>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 8:06 AM
Subject: Re:[safrica] JACOB (JACK) MORRIS RICH


from SA Jewry 1965:
Rich, Jacob Morris. MA LLB. Secretary to sA Jewish board of Deputies. B.
Hanley, Staffordshire, 4 March 1897, son of Isaac and Hannah. Ed. Hanlyey
High School, Cambridge.uni. WW1 Assistant Adjutant and Education Officer
Jewish Regiment (Gedud) Royal Fusiliers. Resumed studies Cambridge after
WW1. ed. Jewish Chronicle 1923-1926. Ass. Sec. Board of Deputies of
British Jews 1923-26.sec. 1926-1931; Joint Sec. British section, Jewish
agency for Palestine; Hon. Sec Jewish Historical Society England, Sec.
Soc. for Jewish Jurisprudence; London, Came to SA 1936 to assume position
as sec. of SA Jewish Board fo deputies, which he has held continuously
since. m Sylvia Linken, 1940. Two daughters. recreations: Philately,
Photography.
Saul issroff

<JACOB (JACK) MORRIS RICH
"Nick Rich" <nick@...>
Tue, 6 Jun 2006 - My Great Grandfathers brother, Isaac Rich, had a son
called Jacob Morris Rich, known as Jack to people he knew.>.


Help needed to find some literature #southafrica

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Hello,

I have come across the following references to the
history of Jews in South Africa:

· S. A. Rochlin: "Kapstadt, Die ersten deutschen
Juden in Südafrika." In: Jahrbuch der
Jüdisch-Literarischen Gesellschaft XXI (Frankfurt/M
1930)

and

· S. A. Rochlin: "Some Jews and the famous
anti-Convict agitation." In: The Ivri (Nov. 1930)

and

Lewin im Jahrbuch der Jüdisch-Literarischen
Gesellschaft XX (1929) [erwähnt Jonas Bergtheil]

and

Werner Schmidt-Pretoria: "Deutsche Wanderung nach
Südafrika im 19. Jahrhundert" (Berlin 1955)


Does anyone have copies of all or any of these? If so,
please contact me, as I am keen to read them!

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@...>


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re:JACOB (JACK) MORRIS RICH #southafrica

Nick Rich <nick@...>
 

Thankyou for this information. Geneology for me, isn't just about listing
names and DOB's etc, I like to get a story about family where I can. This is
most helpful, thankyou.

Kind regards,

Nick Rich.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Saul Issroff" <saul@...>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 8:06 AM
Subject: Re:[safrica] JACOB (JACK) MORRIS RICH


from SA Jewry 1965:
Rich, Jacob Morris. MA LLB. Secretary to sA Jewish board of Deputies. B.
Hanley, Staffordshire, 4 March 1897, son of Isaac and Hannah. Ed. Hanlyey
High School, Cambridge.uni. WW1 Assistant Adjutant and Education Officer
Jewish Regiment (Gedud) Royal Fusiliers. Resumed studies Cambridge after
WW1. ed. Jewish Chronicle 1923-1926. Ass. Sec. Board of Deputies of
British Jews 1923-26.sec. 1926-1931; Joint Sec. British section, Jewish
agency for Palestine; Hon. Sec Jewish Historical Society England, Sec.
Soc. for Jewish Jurisprudence; London, Came to SA 1936 to assume position
as sec. of SA Jewish Board fo deputies, which he has held continuously
since. m Sylvia Linken, 1940. Two daughters. recreations: Philately,
Photography.
Saul issroff

<JACOB (JACK) MORRIS RICH
"Nick Rich" <nick@...>
Tue, 6 Jun 2006 - My Great Grandfathers brother, Isaac Rich, had a son
called Jacob Morris Rich, known as Jack to people he knew.>.


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Help needed to find some literature #southafrica

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Hello,

I have come across the following references to the
history of Jews in South Africa:

· S. A. Rochlin: "Kapstadt, Die ersten deutschen
Juden in Südafrika." In: Jahrbuch der
Jüdisch-Literarischen Gesellschaft XXI (Frankfurt/M
1930)

and

· S. A. Rochlin: "Some Jews and the famous
anti-Convict agitation." In: The Ivri (Nov. 1930)

and

Lewin im Jahrbuch der Jüdisch-Literarischen
Gesellschaft XX (1929) [erwähnt Jonas Bergtheil]

and

Werner Schmidt-Pretoria: "Deutsche Wanderung nach
Südafrika im 19. Jahrhundert" (Berlin 1955)


Does anyone have copies of all or any of these? If so,
please contact me, as I am keen to read them!

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@...>


Where is Varsovia, Polynesian? #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

Marilyn Feingold asked where is "Varsovia Polynesia" as she saw in
the data for a ship arriving in 1921 >from Marseille France.

I'll bet that this was entered incorrectly on the data base and
should be "Varsovie Pologne" or something close to that, which is
actually the French spelling for Warsaw Poland!

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where is Varsovia, Polynesian? #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

Marilyn Feingold asked where is "Varsovia Polynesia" as she saw in
the data for a ship arriving in 1921 >from Marseille France.

I'll bet that this was entered incorrectly on the data base and
should be "Varsovie Pologne" or something close to that, which is
actually the French spelling for Warsaw Poland!

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


In reply to Al Hewitt concerning New York rabbis query of June 08, 2006 #general

e l
 

In reply to Al Hewitt concerning New York rabbis:

Please check “Biographical Sketches of Rabbis and Cantors Officiating in the
United States,”American Jewish Year Book, Philadelphia, PA: American Jewish
Committee, Vol.5, 1903-1904, pp.40-108, with additions, Vol. 7, 1905-1906,
pp. 119-125; “Biographical Sketches of Jews Prominent in the Professions,
etc., in the United States,” American Jewish Year Book, Philadelphia, PA:
American Jewish Committee, Vol. 6, 1904-1905, pp. 52-212; and “Biographical
Sketches of Jewish Communal Workers in the United States,” American Jewish
Year Book, Philadelphia, PA: American Jewish Committee, Vol. 7, 1905-1906,
pp. 32-118.. The Library of Congress call number, used by many research
libraries, other than the New York Public Library, is E184.J5A6. Most of
the rest use Dewey Decimal.

Edward Luft


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen In reply to Al Hewitt concerning New York rabbis query of June 08, 2006 #general

e l
 

In reply to Al Hewitt concerning New York rabbis:

Please check “Biographical Sketches of Rabbis and Cantors Officiating in the
United States,”American Jewish Year Book, Philadelphia, PA: American Jewish
Committee, Vol.5, 1903-1904, pp.40-108, with additions, Vol. 7, 1905-1906,
pp. 119-125; “Biographical Sketches of Jews Prominent in the Professions,
etc., in the United States,” American Jewish Year Book, Philadelphia, PA:
American Jewish Committee, Vol. 6, 1904-1905, pp. 52-212; and “Biographical
Sketches of Jewish Communal Workers in the United States,” American Jewish
Year Book, Philadelphia, PA: American Jewish Committee, Vol. 7, 1905-1906,
pp. 32-118.. The Library of Congress call number, used by many research
libraries, other than the New York Public Library, is E184.J5A6. Most of
the rest use Dewey Decimal.

Edward Luft


Making Viewmate documents readable, part 2 #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

I have posted a copy of my grandfather's sister Hene's marriage
certificate to a Jonas Blumenberg, on Viewmate. I would appreciate it if
anyone can translate it for me, since there may be information there which
will help in my family research. The link to the file is
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7987 .
I don't read Polish but this is so small that I suggest that help would be
very difficult. Can I suggest that people posting on Viewmate check what the
image looks like before posting to JewishGen and consider whether they would
be able to read it if they were presented with it afresh.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Making Viewmate documents readable, part 2 #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

I have posted a copy of my grandfather's sister Hene's marriage
certificate to a Jonas Blumenberg, on Viewmate. I would appreciate it if
anyone can translate it for me, since there may be information there which
will help in my family research. The link to the file is
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7987 .
I don't read Polish but this is so small that I suggest that help would be
very difficult. Can I suggest that people posting on Viewmate check what the
image looks like before posting to JewishGen and consider whether they would
be able to read it if they were presented with it afresh.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


Making Viewmate documents readable #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

Can posters please place the photos on Viewmate in landscape format.
Otherwise I have to turn my head or screen through 90 degrees to read it.
Given that the item is generally difficult to read in the first place this
might help helpers a little!

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Making Viewmate documents readable #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

Can posters please place the photos on Viewmate in landscape format.
Otherwise I have to turn my head or screen through 90 degrees to read it.
Given that the item is generally difficult to read in the first place this
might help helpers a little!

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


Seeking DARTER Family: European origins #general

Christopher Moncrieff <christophermoncrieff@...>
 

Is anyone able to help me trace the Central European origins of the
DARTER family?

My paternal grandmother was a Darter. The family lived in Herftordshire,
England (UK), and in North London. They were assimilated, secular Jews,
although >from their appearance and habits they were clearly originally
Central Europeans. Some of the family are still alive, but as often
happens they know little if anything about their history.

The name Darter appears to be fairly rare. It is not English, and there
are few if any Darters now in Britain. The family most likely came to the
UK during the 19th century, in one of the immigrations.

Initial research on Avotaynu and JewishGen confirms my belief that they
were probably Polish. There also seem to be links to Galicia.

Although I am happy to learn about the current whereabouts of Darters
around the world, my main aim is to find out where they came >from
originally. A lot of my work involves Central Europe, and I speak some of
the languages.

So if anyone >from this excellent forum can help me in any way I would be
very grateful.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Christopher Moncrieff

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have not done so already, you may also
search the JewishGen Family Finder at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/
to find others who may have DARTERs. If you create your own entry
as well, using the "enter/modify" option, you will make your
information available to other researchers who will then be able
to find you.


help finding Adi SHARON #general

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

There is a page of testimony submitted in 1999 by Adi SHARON for her
relative Paul RIS, married to Felitzia FEIVELZON. The original is in Hebrew,
which I can't read. Could someone please read her address for me? I think
Felitzia FEIVELZON is one of my relatives.

Thanks in advance!
Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking DARTER Family: European origins #general

Christopher Moncrieff <christophermoncrieff@...>
 

Is anyone able to help me trace the Central European origins of the
DARTER family?

My paternal grandmother was a Darter. The family lived in Herftordshire,
England (UK), and in North London. They were assimilated, secular Jews,
although >from their appearance and habits they were clearly originally
Central Europeans. Some of the family are still alive, but as often
happens they know little if anything about their history.

The name Darter appears to be fairly rare. It is not English, and there
are few if any Darters now in Britain. The family most likely came to the
UK during the 19th century, in one of the immigrations.

Initial research on Avotaynu and JewishGen confirms my belief that they
were probably Polish. There also seem to be links to Galicia.

Although I am happy to learn about the current whereabouts of Darters
around the world, my main aim is to find out where they came >from
originally. A lot of my work involves Central Europe, and I speak some of
the languages.

So if anyone >from this excellent forum can help me in any way I would be
very grateful.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Christopher Moncrieff

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have not done so already, you may also
search the JewishGen Family Finder at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/
to find others who may have DARTERs. If you create your own entry
as well, using the "enter/modify" option, you will make your
information available to other researchers who will then be able
to find you.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen help finding Adi SHARON #general

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

There is a page of testimony submitted in 1999 by Adi SHARON for her
relative Paul RIS, married to Felitzia FEIVELZON. The original is in Hebrew,
which I can't read. Could someone please read her address for me? I think
Felitzia FEIVELZON is one of my relatives.

Thanks in advance!
Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI USA


Re: family name herzog #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Marion H Maidens <i-claudia@...> wrote:

Specific interest in the relationships of Andre Maurois (real name
Emil Herzog) to the late Rabbi Itzhak Halevy Herzog, originally of
Lomza, Poland.
Maurois was born in Elboeuf, Normandy,

Itzhak Halevy Herzog served as chief rabbi of Israel, and it is known
that there was only family in Lomza (of the levi clan) by the name
of Herzog.
All and any information would be gratefully received.
There may have been only one Herzog family in Lomza, but I don't see
any connection between Maurois and Lomza. Maurois's family was from
Alsace, and I suspect Herzog might be a common name among Alsatian Jews:
it is the German word for "Duke".

Robert Israel israel@...
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: family name herzog #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Marion H Maidens <i-claudia@...> wrote:

Specific interest in the relationships of Andre Maurois (real name
Emil Herzog) to the late Rabbi Itzhak Halevy Herzog, originally of
Lomza, Poland.
Maurois was born in Elboeuf, Normandy,

Itzhak Halevy Herzog served as chief rabbi of Israel, and it is known
that there was only family in Lomza (of the levi clan) by the name
of Herzog.
All and any information would be gratefully received.
There may have been only one Herzog family in Lomza, but I don't see
any connection between Maurois and Lomza. Maurois's family was from
Alsace, and I suspect Herzog might be a common name among Alsatian Jews:
it is the German word for "Duke".

Robert Israel israel@...
Vancouver, BC, Canada