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Re: Hofstadter - Lisko (Galicia) #galicia

Marjorie Rosenfeld <marjorierosenfeld@...>
 

Elena Aschkenasi asked how to find information about her family >from Lisko
and Przemysl, noting that she had been unable to find Lisko in Poland.

Lisko is quite easy to find with Google. It's a district in south-eastern
Poland, also a sub-district, though I think it may now be spelled Lesko.
See:

http://www.pgsa.org/Inter/galizien.htm

You can also find interesting information about a town called Lesko at:

http://www.poland-tourism.pl/r1.asp

There's information there, too, about Przemyl.

You can search at Miriam Wiener's Routes to Roots Foundation to see what
records exist for Lesko or Przemyl (or any shtetl, for that matter). The
search page is at:

http://www.rtrfoundation.org/search.asp

Just put in your town name and then click on Search. You'll get a list of
records. The record types appearing in blue are links. Click on the blue
letters and you'll get the years covered by any existing records.

Hope this helps. There seems to be quite a bit for Lesko.

Marjorie Rosenfeld
Carlsbad, CA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Hofstadter - Lisko (Galicia) #galicia

Marjorie Rosenfeld <marjorierosenfeld@...>
 

Elena Aschkenasi asked how to find information about her family >from Lisko
and Przemysl, noting that she had been unable to find Lisko in Poland.

Lisko is quite easy to find with Google. It's a district in south-eastern
Poland, also a sub-district, though I think it may now be spelled Lesko.
See:

http://www.pgsa.org/Inter/galizien.htm

You can also find interesting information about a town called Lesko at:

http://www.poland-tourism.pl/r1.asp

There's information there, too, about Przemyl.

You can search at Miriam Wiener's Routes to Roots Foundation to see what
records exist for Lesko or Przemyl (or any shtetl, for that matter). The
search page is at:

http://www.rtrfoundation.org/search.asp

Just put in your town name and then click on Search. You'll get a list of
records. The record types appearing in blue are links. Click on the blue
letters and you'll get the years covered by any existing records.

Hope this helps. There seems to be quite a bit for Lesko.

Marjorie Rosenfeld
Carlsbad, CA


Seeking descendants of Jacob DeVRIES / Julia KATZ #general

Marty <mdmajor@...>
 

I am searching for descendants of Jacob DeVRIES (b Amsterdam,
Holland bet 1836 and 1845, son of Isaac DeVRIES and Bertha
HARING) and Julia KATZ (b ca 1848 Hesse Cassel) who were married
in New York City 6 Nov 1870 by Rabbi Moritz Tintner of
Congregation Shaare Rachamim, NY City.

Children I know of are:
Elizabeth b 14 Apr 1872 NY City, d 17 Feb 1873 NY City
Joseph b 26 May 1874 NY City, d 27 Jul 1941 Takoma Pk, MD
Isaac (aka Gilbert Isaac) b 22 Dec 1877 NY City, d 24 Jun 1940
Cleveland, OH, Buried Mayfield Cemetery, Cleveland.

Julia KATZ DeVRIES died in NY City 15 Apr 1891. Jacob DeVRIES
died in NY City 18 Dec 1892. Elizabeth, Julia and Jacob are
buried in Washington Cemetery, Cemetery 1, Post 72. The burial
society they belonged to was New York Lodge #4.
Jacob’s occupation was a cigar maker.
Their residence in 1870 was 185 3rd St., Brooklyn (?), 1880 was 2
Avenue B, NYC; 1890-91 - 15 Second Avenue, NYC. Jacob’s residence
in 1892 was 13 Avenue B, NYC.
By 1900 Isaac (Gilbert) was living with his cousin Isaac KLEIN
(md to Nellie STEMPLE) at 50 East 104th St, NYC. Isaac married
Bertha KLEIN, daughter of Abraham KLEIN and Therese STERN on 24
Jan 1904.

They had the following children:
Julian DeVRIES b 19 Dec 1904, NYC; d Nov 1994, Phoenix, AZ.
Terese DeVRIES b ca 1907-1908, NYC, d ? Still unmarried in 1952
when living in Arlington, VA.

Isaac, Bertha, Julian and Terese eventually settled in Cleveland
where Bertha’s sisters and brothers had moved.

Joseph DeVRIES was a physician. He married Mabel WRIGHT in 1898
in Washington, DC.

They had the following children:
Joseph DeVRIES, Jr. b 28 Nov 1898, Washington DC, d 26 Mar 1899
Sybilla DeVRIES b 3 Feb 1901, Washington DC, d 6 Apr 1907
Garrett DeVRIES b 2 Jul 1910, Chicago, IL, d 15 Aug 1932, Long
Island, NY
Van Beuren DeVRIES b 28 Aug 1912, Brooklyn, NY, d 10 Apr 1968,
Town of Tonawanda, Erie, NY

My grandfather was Joseph. Many years ago, a cousin of my Dad’s
on his mother’s side told me that Joseph had brothers. The 1890
census would have been a huge help for this information but alas,
that is not to be.

Right now I am waiting for the marriage record of Isaac and
Bertha to arrive and hope that perhaps there may be a clue there.

I have checked The Family Tree of the Jewish People and Gilbert
I. DeVries is there, but I did not receive a response >from the
submitter of his information.

I would like to know if Julian DeVRIES ever married and if Joseph
and Isaac DeVRIES had any other brothers.

If any of this sounds familiar to anyone, I would appreciate your
help. Please respond privately.

Thank you.

Marguerite Major
mdmajor@yahoo.com
Chittenango, NY, USA

Searching DeVRIES, Jacob, Amsterdam, Holland -> New York, NY ca 1852
KATZ, Julia, Hesse, Germany -> New York, NY ca 1867


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking descendants of Jacob DeVRIES / Julia KATZ #general

Marty <mdmajor@...>
 

I am searching for descendants of Jacob DeVRIES (b Amsterdam,
Holland bet 1836 and 1845, son of Isaac DeVRIES and Bertha
HARING) and Julia KATZ (b ca 1848 Hesse Cassel) who were married
in New York City 6 Nov 1870 by Rabbi Moritz Tintner of
Congregation Shaare Rachamim, NY City.

Children I know of are:
Elizabeth b 14 Apr 1872 NY City, d 17 Feb 1873 NY City
Joseph b 26 May 1874 NY City, d 27 Jul 1941 Takoma Pk, MD
Isaac (aka Gilbert Isaac) b 22 Dec 1877 NY City, d 24 Jun 1940
Cleveland, OH, Buried Mayfield Cemetery, Cleveland.

Julia KATZ DeVRIES died in NY City 15 Apr 1891. Jacob DeVRIES
died in NY City 18 Dec 1892. Elizabeth, Julia and Jacob are
buried in Washington Cemetery, Cemetery 1, Post 72. The burial
society they belonged to was New York Lodge #4.
Jacob’s occupation was a cigar maker.
Their residence in 1870 was 185 3rd St., Brooklyn (?), 1880 was 2
Avenue B, NYC; 1890-91 - 15 Second Avenue, NYC. Jacob’s residence
in 1892 was 13 Avenue B, NYC.
By 1900 Isaac (Gilbert) was living with his cousin Isaac KLEIN
(md to Nellie STEMPLE) at 50 East 104th St, NYC. Isaac married
Bertha KLEIN, daughter of Abraham KLEIN and Therese STERN on 24
Jan 1904.

They had the following children:
Julian DeVRIES b 19 Dec 1904, NYC; d Nov 1994, Phoenix, AZ.
Terese DeVRIES b ca 1907-1908, NYC, d ? Still unmarried in 1952
when living in Arlington, VA.

Isaac, Bertha, Julian and Terese eventually settled in Cleveland
where Bertha’s sisters and brothers had moved.

Joseph DeVRIES was a physician. He married Mabel WRIGHT in 1898
in Washington, DC.

They had the following children:
Joseph DeVRIES, Jr. b 28 Nov 1898, Washington DC, d 26 Mar 1899
Sybilla DeVRIES b 3 Feb 1901, Washington DC, d 6 Apr 1907
Garrett DeVRIES b 2 Jul 1910, Chicago, IL, d 15 Aug 1932, Long
Island, NY
Van Beuren DeVRIES b 28 Aug 1912, Brooklyn, NY, d 10 Apr 1968,
Town of Tonawanda, Erie, NY

My grandfather was Joseph. Many years ago, a cousin of my Dad’s
on his mother’s side told me that Joseph had brothers. The 1890
census would have been a huge help for this information but alas,
that is not to be.

Right now I am waiting for the marriage record of Isaac and
Bertha to arrive and hope that perhaps there may be a clue there.

I have checked The Family Tree of the Jewish People and Gilbert
I. DeVries is there, but I did not receive a response >from the
submitter of his information.

I would like to know if Julian DeVRIES ever married and if Joseph
and Isaac DeVRIES had any other brothers.

If any of this sounds familiar to anyone, I would appreciate your
help. Please respond privately.

Thank you.

Marguerite Major
mdmajor@yahoo.com
Chittenango, NY, USA

Searching DeVRIES, Jacob, Amsterdam, Holland -> New York, NY ca 1852
KATZ, Julia, Hesse, Germany -> New York, NY ca 1867


Trip to Kiev #ukraine

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

JewishGen's ShtetlSchleppers Project has tours to Kiev and environs
scheduled to begin July 19, August 17, and October 18. Tours include visits
to archives with local researchers who speak English, Shabbat services in a
local synagogue, and visits to both Jewish sites of interest and various
shtetls in the area. Check it out at
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg2~Itinerary~itindisplayall.

Chuck Weinstein in Huntington Station, NY
cmw521@earthlink.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Trip to Kiev #ukraine

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

JewishGen's ShtetlSchleppers Project has tours to Kiev and environs
scheduled to begin July 19, August 17, and October 18. Tours include visits
to archives with local researchers who speak English, Shabbat services in a
local synagogue, and visits to both Jewish sites of interest and various
shtetls in the area. Check it out at
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg2~Itinerary~itindisplayall.

Chuck Weinstein in Huntington Station, NY
cmw521@earthlink.net


Re: Visiting Ukraine - Local Researcher in Ukraine #general

Mark Lewis <mark@...>
 

Since I haven't had much luck trying to research my family remotely, I am
now planning a trip to Kiev to see if being there in person will help push
things forward.

Can anyone give:

a) any tips or guidance for planning and conducting a research trip to
Ukraine

b) me any recommendations for a local researcher who can assist me with
language and research protocol while I am there

I would like to go in the next few weeks, and will base myself in Kiev. I
plan to spend about a week there.

Many thanks for any help you can give.

Regards,
Mark Lewis
London
mark@terrafirma.co.uk

Moderator Comment: You might start by going to
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSchleppers/ - -
you will gain valuable info there.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Visiting Ukraine - Local Researcher in Ukraine #ukraine

Mark Lewis <mark@...>
 

Since I haven't had much luck trying to research my family remotely, I am
now planning a trip to Kiev to see if being there in person will help push
things forward.

Can anyone give:

a) any tips or guidance for planning and conducting a research trip to
Ukraine

b) me any recommendations for a local researcher who can assist me with
language and research protocol while I am there

I would like to go in the next few weeks, and will base myself in Kiev. I
plan to spend about a week there.

Many thanks for any help you can give.

Regards,
Mark Lewis
London
mark@terrafirma.co.uk

Moderator Comment: You might start by going to
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSchleppers/ - -
you will gain valuable info there.


Visiting Ukraine - Local Researcher in Ukraine #general

Mark Lewis <mark@...>
 

Since I haven't had much luck trying to research my family remotely, I am
now planning a trip to Kiev to see if being there in person will help push
things forward.

Can anyone give:

a) any tips or guidance for planning and conducting a research trip to
Ukraine

b) me any recommendations for a local researcher who can assist me with
language and research protocol while I am there

I would like to go in the next few weeks, and will base myself in Kiev.
I plan to spend about a week there.

Many thanks for any help you can give.

Regards,
Mark Lewis
London
mark@terrafirma.co.uk

MODERATOR NOTE: Other travel opportunites to Central and Eastern
Europe are available through JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSchleppers/


Rabbi Smuel MEISELS of Verba #rabbinic

פנינה מיזליש <pniname@...>
 

Dear friends,

Who knows who was Harav Shmuel MEISELS of Verba, who was murdered in
the Holocaust?

One of my friends found his name on Luach Zikaron Yotz'ei Verba, in
a shul in Afula, Israel:
Lezecher nishmot hakdoshim ve hatehorim ...ubetocham Harav Hagadol
R' Shmuel MEISELS z"l.

Lots of thanks,
Dr. Pnina Meislish, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Visiting Ukraine - Local Researcher in Ukraine #general

Mark Lewis <mark@...>
 

Since I haven't had much luck trying to research my family remotely, I am
now planning a trip to Kiev to see if being there in person will help push
things forward.

Can anyone give:

a) any tips or guidance for planning and conducting a research trip to
Ukraine

b) me any recommendations for a local researcher who can assist me with
language and research protocol while I am there

I would like to go in the next few weeks, and will base myself in Kiev.
I plan to spend about a week there.

Many thanks for any help you can give.

Regards,
Mark Lewis
London
mark@terrafirma.co.uk

MODERATOR NOTE: Other travel opportunites to Central and Eastern
Europe are available through JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSchleppers/


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Smuel MEISELS of Verba #rabbinic

פנינה מיזליש <pniname@...>
 

Dear friends,

Who knows who was Harav Shmuel MEISELS of Verba, who was murdered in
the Holocaust?

One of my friends found his name on Luach Zikaron Yotz'ei Verba, in
a shul in Afula, Israel:
Lezecher nishmot hakdoshim ve hatehorim ...ubetocham Harav Hagadol
R' Shmuel MEISELS z"l.

Lots of thanks,
Dr. Pnina Meislish, Jerusalem


Re: Maharal of Prague #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Mrs Stebben enquired about the family of the Maharal
of Prague and whether they could be descendants:
<>from my grandfather’s side, we are LOEWYs from
Hungary... My mother’s father was Moshe LOEWY.
My mother's father's father's name was Ber- Bernard
LOEWY.>

I have read the fascinating article by Chaim Freedman
re the Davidic descent of the Maharal and I am
familiar with the Loeb tree. This tree however does
not include the descendants of the famous Samuel
ha-Levi KOLIN of Boskowitz (1724-1806) - author of
*Machatzit Hashekel*. They are called WASSERTRILLING
[later WASSING] and lived in Boskowitz, Moravia and
Vienna, where I have visited their graves. KOLIN's
unnamed daughter, married Mordechai Lob
WASSERTRILLING:

http://www.geocities.com/Okouneff/Wassertrilling.htm

The tree has many gaps but there is evidence [I
presume in Kolin's writings - does anyone know?] that
KOLIN is the descendant of the Maharal on his maternal
side and we do know that the WASSERTRILLING are
descended >from him.

The point I am making is any Jews living in Bohemia
and Moravia in the 1500 and 1600s will have thousands
of descendants and links. In the period 1726-1848
there were only about 13,647 Jewish families living in
Bohemia and Moravia - this number was controlled by
the Familianten Laws:

http://www.jewishgen.org/bohmor/czechguide.html

Mrs Stebbens family came >from Budapest and were called
LOEWY [we are given names living probably in the late
1800s and then the 1900s].

We know that many Bohemian and Moravian Jews moved to
Hungary to avoid the stringent Familianten laws, so
that up to 80 percent of Hungarian Jews are of
Bohemian and Moravian descent and could therefore be
related to the Maharal. One of my gtgtgt grandfathers,
born ca 1780, was also a LOEWY >from Pressburg. There
is no way I can trace him back to the Maharal - as
there is not data.

Most Bohemian, Moravian and Hungarian Jews have family
links [which then extend to Vienna] but we usually
cannot find them - unless we are very lucky.

We console ourselves by belonging to the Austria-Czech
SIG - http://www.jewishgen.org/AustriaCzech/
and meeting whenever/wherever possible!

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Maharal of Prague #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Mrs Stebben enquired about the family of the Maharal
of Prague and whether they could be descendants:
<>from my grandfather’s side, we are LOEWYs from
Hungary... My mother’s father was Moshe LOEWY.
My mother's father's father's name was Ber- Bernard
LOEWY.>

I have read the fascinating article by Chaim Freedman
re the Davidic descent of the Maharal and I am
familiar with the Loeb tree. This tree however does
not include the descendants of the famous Samuel
ha-Levi KOLIN of Boskowitz (1724-1806) - author of
*Machatzit Hashekel*. They are called WASSERTRILLING
[later WASSING] and lived in Boskowitz, Moravia and
Vienna, where I have visited their graves. KOLIN's
unnamed daughter, married Mordechai Lob
WASSERTRILLING:

http://www.geocities.com/Okouneff/Wassertrilling.htm

The tree has many gaps but there is evidence [I
presume in Kolin's writings - does anyone know?] that
KOLIN is the descendant of the Maharal on his maternal
side and we do know that the WASSERTRILLING are
descended >from him.

The point I am making is any Jews living in Bohemia
and Moravia in the 1500 and 1600s will have thousands
of descendants and links. In the period 1726-1848
there were only about 13,647 Jewish families living in
Bohemia and Moravia - this number was controlled by
the Familianten Laws:

http://www.jewishgen.org/bohmor/czechguide.html

Mrs Stebbens family came >from Budapest and were called
LOEWY [we are given names living probably in the late
1800s and then the 1900s].

We know that many Bohemian and Moravian Jews moved to
Hungary to avoid the stringent Familianten laws, so
that up to 80 percent of Hungarian Jews are of
Bohemian and Moravian descent and could therefore be
related to the Maharal. One of my gtgtgt grandfathers,
born ca 1780, was also a LOEWY >from Pressburg. There
is no way I can trace him back to the Maharal - as
there is not data.

Most Bohemian, Moravian and Hungarian Jews have family
links [which then extend to Vienna] but we usually
cannot find them - unless we are very lucky.

We console ourselves by belonging to the Austria-Czech
SIG - http://www.jewishgen.org/AustriaCzech/
and meeting whenever/wherever possible!

Celia Male [U.K.]


Russian Translation #general

Helen Nussbaum Reiss <helen@...>
 

Dear Genners:

Could someone translate the following Russian document for me:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8002

I thank you very much and my e-mail address is

Helen Reiss
Helen@biz120.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send translations privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Translation #general

Helen Nussbaum Reiss <helen@...>
 

Dear Genners:

Could someone translate the following Russian document for me:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8002

I thank you very much and my e-mail address is

Helen Reiss
Helen@biz120.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send translations privately.


BENVENISTE Family #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

Aharon ben Yosef halevy BENVENISTE's mother Klara was a daughter of Asher
ben Meshulam of Lunel who was said to be descended >from King David ("Mekor
Barukh" by Barukh Epstein, quoted by Neil Rosenstein). I am looking for
details of that Davidic descent.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic BENVENISTE Family #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

Aharon ben Yosef halevy BENVENISTE's mother Klara was a daughter of Asher
ben Meshulam of Lunel who was said to be descended >from King David ("Mekor
Barukh" by Barukh Epstein, quoted by Neil Rosenstein). I am looking for
details of that Davidic descent.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel


Re: Rav Eliyahu ROMM Z"TZL #rabbinic

Mr L Reich <lreich@...>
 

On 2006.06.19, Shimon Sporn <shimonsporn@yahoo.com> wrote:

Does anyone have any information on the Rav Eliyahu ROMM Z"TZL? Was
he the head of any Yeshiva? Did he have a connection to Rav Zvi
Pesach FRANK Z"TZL? Which Beis Din was he the head of? When?
etc...
"Yosaif Dubovick" <ymd000@gmail.com> has already posted a
comprehensive reply in this forum.

All I can add is that many years ago, as a student of Hebron
Yeshivah in Jerusalem, I was tested and found worthy of receiving
Semicha (rabbinical ordination) >from Rabbi ROMM. The certificate I
then received may now be brown and crinkly, but the memories of most
warm and engaging personality remain evergreen and immaculate. By
the way, he had an equally eminent (twin?) brother who also resided
in Jerusalem.

Elozor Reic


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Rav Eliyahu ROMM Z"TZL #rabbinic

Mr L Reich <lreich@...>
 

On 2006.06.19, Shimon Sporn <shimonsporn@yahoo.com> wrote:

Does anyone have any information on the Rav Eliyahu ROMM Z"TZL? Was
he the head of any Yeshiva? Did he have a connection to Rav Zvi
Pesach FRANK Z"TZL? Which Beis Din was he the head of? When?
etc...
"Yosaif Dubovick" <ymd000@gmail.com> has already posted a
comprehensive reply in this forum.

All I can add is that many years ago, as a student of Hebron
Yeshivah in Jerusalem, I was tested and found worthy of receiving
Semicha (rabbinical ordination) >from Rabbi ROMM. The certificate I
then received may now be brown and crinkly, but the memories of most
warm and engaging personality remain evergreen and immaculate. By
the way, he had an equally eminent (twin?) brother who also resided
in Jerusalem.

Elozor Reic