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Re: immigration to Montreal, Canada #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <001501c6b56f$998eaea0$686415ac@homen1ocr0umx2>,
Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@netvision.net.il> wrote:

Does anyone know to which port immigrants, whose final destination was meant
to be Montreal, would usually sail in the early part of the twentieth
century?
Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax or Saint John. If they came in
the winter, it would be Halifax or Saint John.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: immigration to Montreal, Canada #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <001501c6b56f$998eaea0$686415ac@homen1ocr0umx2>,
Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@netvision.net.il> wrote:

Does anyone know to which port immigrants, whose final destination was meant
to be Montreal, would usually sail in the early part of the twentieth
century?
Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax or Saint John. If they came in
the winter, it would be Halifax or Saint John.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Re: immigration to Montreal, Canada #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

Does anyone know to which port immigrants, whose final destination was meant
to be Montreal, would usually sail in the early part of the twentieth
century?
Irene Berman
Seeking STUPP/ STUPPE of Austria or the Austro -Hungarian Empire, Montreal,
Canada
I have no idea what was usual. But I have one instance of a relative who
debarked alone at the Port of New York in 1900 enroute to Montreal (so says
the passenger manifest), and gave an ultimate-destination address that was
then, as it is now, occupied by a large church, and promptly disappeared
from the planet, as far as I have been able to tell. I also don't know what
happened to the wife and large family he left behind in Lomza.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: immigration to Montreal, Canada #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

Does anyone know to which port immigrants, whose final destination was meant
to be Montreal, would usually sail in the early part of the twentieth
century?
Irene Berman
Seeking STUPP/ STUPPE of Austria or the Austro -Hungarian Empire, Montreal,
Canada
I have no idea what was usual. But I have one instance of a relative who
debarked alone at the Port of New York in 1900 enroute to Montreal (so says
the passenger manifest), and gave an ultimate-destination address that was
then, as it is now, occupied by a large church, and promptly disappeared
from the planet, as far as I have been able to tell. I also don't know what
happened to the wife and large family he left behind in Lomza.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

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not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
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Re: Are these people the same? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

Help. I am caught up in a bit of a confusion. I have several
records for a woman named Sarah Borak. I am not sure all
of the records refer to the same person. In some records a
Sora Ryfka Burak has a father named Byszko Burak, in others
Sora Ryfkas fathers name is Bysk Berkowicz. In some records
Sora Ryfka Buraks mother is named Basia z Joelow, and in others,
she is listed as Bejla Joskowna.

She died in 1927. Her gravestone, lists Sarah Burak as daughter of
Binyamin Ha Cohen. Her death certificate listed Benjamin Burak and
Fannie Miller as her parents.

Questions:

1. Was marriage allowed between first cousins in the 1800s era in Lomza,
Poland?
Yes. But I don't think that is what we have here.

2. Is Byszko Burak and Bysk Berkowicz possibly the same person?
They are. "Berkowicz" in this case is a patronymic, not a surname. Sarah's
grandfather is Berko.

3. Is Basia z Joelow (or Joelowna) the same person as Bejla Joskowna
To me, it looks like there has been some confusion at some point between
Basia/Bejla and Joel/Josko. My bet is that there is one woman here.

4. Is Bysk a yiddish diminuitive for Binyamin?
Evidently.


Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

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not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
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there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Are these people the same? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

Help. I am caught up in a bit of a confusion. I have several
records for a woman named Sarah Borak. I am not sure all
of the records refer to the same person. In some records a
Sora Ryfka Burak has a father named Byszko Burak, in others
Sora Ryfkas fathers name is Bysk Berkowicz. In some records
Sora Ryfka Buraks mother is named Basia z Joelow, and in others,
she is listed as Bejla Joskowna.

She died in 1927. Her gravestone, lists Sarah Burak as daughter of
Binyamin Ha Cohen. Her death certificate listed Benjamin Burak and
Fannie Miller as her parents.

Questions:

1. Was marriage allowed between first cousins in the 1800s era in Lomza,
Poland?
Yes. But I don't think that is what we have here.

2. Is Byszko Burak and Bysk Berkowicz possibly the same person?
They are. "Berkowicz" in this case is a patronymic, not a surname. Sarah's
grandfather is Berko.

3. Is Basia z Joelow (or Joelowna) the same person as Bejla Joskowna
To me, it looks like there has been some confusion at some point between
Basia/Bejla and Joel/Josko. My bet is that there is one woman here.

4. Is Bysk a yiddish diminuitive for Binyamin?
Evidently.


Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.


Re: Pedro and Yocheved BISSINGER. Argentina/Israel #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Jim Bennett asked about
relatives: Pedro and Yocheved BISSINGER. They were born
in the 1940's in Argentina, lived in Israel in the 1970's and then went
elsewhere. U.S., Europe, Latin America??
Jim asked for direct replies but I´m posting this to avoid duplicate efforts
with this phone call: There is a single BISSINGER listing in my 2005
national white pages for Argentina. I gave the lady there a call. Her
father´s name was Jan (Janek), Polish. His birth was in Galitzia, 1922. She
never heard of other BISSINGERs here. Pedro or Yocheved did not ring a bell.

The call did not solve the search for Pedro and Yocheved... unless the name
Jan/ Janek tells Jim something. I am following in private with details to
Jim.

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires


pictures of headstones at Tree of Life S'fard Cemetery Versailles #general

sgootman@...
 

I would like to obtain pictures of headstones of 3 people buried in
the Tree of Life S'fard Cemetery in Versailles, PA. Also a picture
of 1 stone listed in Jewishgen as Temple B'nai Israel of White Oak
(formally McKeesport )and Glassport. I do not know if these are the same
cemeteries. Both have the address Center St. if some one is going to
these places and can take digital pictures please contact me and I will
give you the grave locations.

Sheila Gootman
Long Island N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pedro and Yocheved BISSINGER. Argentina/Israel #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Jim Bennett asked about
relatives: Pedro and Yocheved BISSINGER. They were born
in the 1940's in Argentina, lived in Israel in the 1970's and then went
elsewhere. U.S., Europe, Latin America??
Jim asked for direct replies but I´m posting this to avoid duplicate efforts
with this phone call: There is a single BISSINGER listing in my 2005
national white pages for Argentina. I gave the lady there a call. Her
father´s name was Jan (Janek), Polish. His birth was in Galitzia, 1922. She
never heard of other BISSINGERs here. Pedro or Yocheved did not ring a bell.

The call did not solve the search for Pedro and Yocheved... unless the name
Jan/ Janek tells Jim something. I am following in private with details to
Jim.

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen pictures of headstones at Tree of Life S'fard Cemetery Versailles #general

sgootman@...
 

I would like to obtain pictures of headstones of 3 people buried in
the Tree of Life S'fard Cemetery in Versailles, PA. Also a picture
of 1 stone listed in Jewishgen as Temple B'nai Israel of White Oak
(formally McKeesport )and Glassport. I do not know if these are the same
cemeteries. Both have the address Center St. if some one is going to
these places and can take digital pictures please contact me and I will
give you the grave locations.

Sheila Gootman
Long Island N.Y.


German translation request - ViewMate VM8226 through VM8229 #general

GAIL SPIEGEL BILLOW <gspiegel2@...>
 

Dear Genners,
You have been incredibly helpful to me in the past, and now I need to
call upon you for more aid. Posted on ViewMate is a 1906 four page
letter written in non-standard pidgin German >from my great grandfather
in the Austro-Hungarian Europe to his son and new wife in America.
Please contact me privately with your translation of pages 2-4 of this
letter. Thank you in advance, Gail Spiegel Billow

direct page address: http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/index.asp


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German translation request - ViewMate VM8226 through VM8229 #general

GAIL SPIEGEL BILLOW <gspiegel2@...>
 

Dear Genners,
You have been incredibly helpful to me in the past, and now I need to
call upon you for more aid. Posted on ViewMate is a 1906 four page
letter written in non-standard pidgin German >from my great grandfather
in the Austro-Hungarian Europe to his son and new wife in America.
Please contact me privately with your translation of pages 2-4 of this
letter. Thank you in advance, Gail Spiegel Billow

direct page address: http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/index.asp


GUTMANN vonOFFENTHAL #general

Sandy Rothschild <sbr19@...>
 

I am looking for information on a family GUTMANN >from Offenthal.
The marriage license for my great grandparents lists her father as Asur
GUTMANN von Offenthal. The wedding registry was in Klein Umstadt (Hessen
region). I am not sure where Offenthal is.
Sandy Rothschild
sbr19@verizon.net
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GUTMANN vonOFFENTHAL #general

Sandy Rothschild <sbr19@...>
 

I am looking for information on a family GUTMANN >from Offenthal.
The marriage license for my great grandparents lists her father as Asur
GUTMANN von Offenthal. The wedding registry was in Klein Umstadt (Hessen
region). I am not sure where Offenthal is.
Sandy Rothschild
sbr19@verizon.net
New York


How to Identify Time Period on Photographs #general

Carolyn Lea <clea@...>
 

My cousin sent a scan of a tintype. We both clearly recognize her
g-grandfather (Louis) because of his ears. She believes the older woman on
the image is her g-grandmother and the younger her daughter. There is also a
man in the image that appears to be the same age as the older woman. I
believe the younger woman is Louis's wife as they appear to be the same age
and both are posed on the left side of image while the other couple is on
right (women seated in front of men). I suspect this for three reasons - the
apparent age of the women, the pose, and the fact that the daughter was born
in 1890. While tintypes continued to be available their popularity had
declined by the time the daughter would have been a grown woman. This leaves
open the possibility that the older couple is either the parents, ie, my
gg-grandparents, or older brother, ie my g-grandfather. I have a book on the
history of photography but am wondering if anyone can recommend a book that
is helpful in dating an image based on fashion?

Thanks for any help.

Carolyn Lea
NW Ohio
clea@woh.rr.com
ID# 152314

Researching: SCHWARZBAUM/SCHWARTZBAUM > Posen, Prussia >New York,
Savannah, Georgia and California ROTHSCHILD/ROTHCHILD> Zierenberg, Hessen
Kassel, Prussia> Darien and Savannah, Georgia BASCH>Prussia>Savannah,
Georgia
LEWISOHN/LEVISON Elbing, West Prussia> Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia
OPPENHEIM > Savannah, Georgia WEINBERG >Prussia? > Georgia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to Identify Time Period on Photographs #general

Carolyn Lea <clea@...>
 

My cousin sent a scan of a tintype. We both clearly recognize her
g-grandfather (Louis) because of his ears. She believes the older woman on
the image is her g-grandmother and the younger her daughter. There is also a
man in the image that appears to be the same age as the older woman. I
believe the younger woman is Louis's wife as they appear to be the same age
and both are posed on the left side of image while the other couple is on
right (women seated in front of men). I suspect this for three reasons - the
apparent age of the women, the pose, and the fact that the daughter was born
in 1890. While tintypes continued to be available their popularity had
declined by the time the daughter would have been a grown woman. This leaves
open the possibility that the older couple is either the parents, ie, my
gg-grandparents, or older brother, ie my g-grandfather. I have a book on the
history of photography but am wondering if anyone can recommend a book that
is helpful in dating an image based on fashion?

Thanks for any help.

Carolyn Lea
NW Ohio
clea@woh.rr.com
ID# 152314

Researching: SCHWARZBAUM/SCHWARTZBAUM > Posen, Prussia >New York,
Savannah, Georgia and California ROTHSCHILD/ROTHCHILD> Zierenberg, Hessen
Kassel, Prussia> Darien and Savannah, Georgia BASCH>Prussia>Savannah,
Georgia
LEWISOHN/LEVISON Elbing, West Prussia> Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia
OPPENHEIM > Savannah, Georgia WEINBERG >Prussia? > Georgia


Re: Superstitions #unitedkingdom

RandSHolton@...
 

Salt over left shoulder? Sure. We did that all the time.

And chewing a piece of cotton negated the feared effects of sewing clothes
while wearing them.

Another one was not whistling in the house (not that we whistled a lot but
we were warned against it altho' I'm not sure why)

About spitting over the left shoulder to avert ill-luck: my mother told me
that as a child in Leeds she went with her mother to see a Yiddish theatre
company perform Hamlet (in Yiddish of course). All went well until the graveyard
scene. The curtain rose, the audience saw a graveyard with tombstones - and
rose as one person, spitting three times in unison over their left shoulders.
My mother died last year aged 96 so this must have occurred over 80 years
ago.

All the best

Shirley Holton
London UK


Keys on The Table #unitedkingdom

Richard Gilbert
 

I too was brought up not to put keys on the table by my mother &
grandmother. But I was told it was a matter of hygiene rather than anything
else. After all, who knew where your keys had been.

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire


PACHTER - SIMIATYCZE #unitedkingdom

tina levine
 

I am trying to contact Philip Austin of London whose
name was sent to me by Mitch Leigh of Annaheim,
California. (The email address Mitch sent me is
obsolete.)

One of Philip Austin's ancestors had the surname
PACHTER and hailed >from Siemiatycze in Grodno
Gubernia, as did my great-grandfather.

If anyone knows Philip or if he sees this posting,
please contact me directly so I can email you my
family history and see if we are related. I know that
I have distant cousins living in England.

Thank you for all assistance.

Tina PACHTER Levine
NYC
TSL553@YAHOO.COM


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Superstitions #unitedkingdom

RandSHolton@...
 

Salt over left shoulder? Sure. We did that all the time.

And chewing a piece of cotton negated the feared effects of sewing clothes
while wearing them.

Another one was not whistling in the house (not that we whistled a lot but
we were warned against it altho' I'm not sure why)

About spitting over the left shoulder to avert ill-luck: my mother told me
that as a child in Leeds she went with her mother to see a Yiddish theatre
company perform Hamlet (in Yiddish of course). All went well until the graveyard
scene. The curtain rose, the audience saw a graveyard with tombstones - and
rose as one person, spitting three times in unison over their left shoulders.
My mother died last year aged 96 so this must have occurred over 80 years
ago.

All the best

Shirley Holton
London UK