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GRUNHUT research #austria-czech

andrea steckerl <geneagirl64@...>
 

Hi fellow Siggers,
I vaguely remember a member researching the Grunhut family....
I have gone through my copies of birth entries in Vienna in 1880 and
have come across a Carl Grunhut ( umlaut on the first u) that was born
on the 18th of April 1880. The reason why I am writing is that his mother
is a Steckerl, though I cannot figure out the name bacause of the script.
On the same day I had a great aunt born, and it is exactly below in the
birth entry. Carl's father as it seems maybe Salomon??? and is >from Hungary,
the town I can't read. The mother's name can either be Johana? or a name
with possibly a G ??? Can someone possibly please help me???
Thank - you ,
Sincerely,
Andrea Steckerl
Massachusetts,USA

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Celia MALE #austria-czech

HeyJudy123@...
 

I'd like to thank Celia MALE. She has put an enormous amount of time and
effort into organizing the AustriaCzech aspects of the upcoming conference for
people in this SIG, both as to attendees and to the format. As anyone who
reads this Digest knows, Celia has given us written updates on an almost daily
basis.

And Celia herself isn't even able to participate in the event!

Thanks, Celia.

best,
Judy SEGAL
New York City


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech GRUNHUT research #austria-czech

andrea steckerl <geneagirl64@...>
 

Hi fellow Siggers,
I vaguely remember a member researching the Grunhut family....
I have gone through my copies of birth entries in Vienna in 1880 and
have come across a Carl Grunhut ( umlaut on the first u) that was born
on the 18th of April 1880. The reason why I am writing is that his mother
is a Steckerl, though I cannot figure out the name bacause of the script.
On the same day I had a great aunt born, and it is exactly below in the
birth entry. Carl's father as it seems maybe Salomon??? and is >from Hungary,
the town I can't read. The mother's name can either be Johana? or a name
with possibly a G ??? Can someone possibly please help me???
Thank - you ,
Sincerely,
Andrea Steckerl
Massachusetts,USA

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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Celia MALE #austria-czech

HeyJudy123@...
 

I'd like to thank Celia MALE. She has put an enormous amount of time and
effort into organizing the AustriaCzech aspects of the upcoming conference for
people in this SIG, both as to attendees and to the format. As anyone who
reads this Digest knows, Celia has given us written updates on an almost daily
basis.

And Celia herself isn't even able to participate in the event!

Thanks, Celia.

best,
Judy SEGAL
New York City


Lowy of Teplitz Schonau, Attendee No 36. #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Introducing our very last, last-minute 36th attendee!

No sooner was the cyber ink dry and I registered a final 35
Austria-Czech participants at the IAJGS Conference in NY than Michele
Seligmann {NY] writes to say that she will be No 36!

Barely three days ago, Michele wrote to the General Discussion Group
looking for the origin of family name AMSTERDAM - her grandfather was
Abram (Adolf) - at time of war living in Krakow. Michele then wrote
that she is searching for LOWY, Teplice Shonau, Brno; AMSTERDAM in
Krakow, Rzeszow; KNAUL/BORGEN in Sambor; and WIESENFELD in Rzeszow.

I told Michele that there are also dozens of HOLLANDER, PARISER,
LONDON and ENGLANDER and variant place names. There are about 100
HOLLANDER buried in Vienna and many appear to be Galicians.

There are 3 AMSTERDAM buried in Vienna who may be relatives:

Samuel aged 48 died 23.10.1907
Heinrich aged 49 died 01.01.1951
Samuel dob 05.07.1909 aged 42 died 27.01.1951

In 1793 Bohemian Jewish census, there are only three LOWY/LOWI in the
Leitmeritzer Kreis where Teplitz Schonau [Teplice] is situated but
also five LEWY. One or more may well be linked to Michele's LOWY's
family that was long-established in this town.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Arolsen - Sherry Kisos - NY Mon. 14th Aug 2006 #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

We have all been following the Arolsen story with great interest and
our Sigger Sherry Kisos [Israel] has just told me that she is
speaking on this subject in NY - so unfortunately she is not on the
comprehensive list of the key Austria-Czech lecturers I sent out
yesterday. Indeed she is on the programme - and this lecture is
probably *a must* for many of our 36 Austria-Czech members who will
be at the conference:

Session Code 165: Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins
and Practical Usage Monday 14th August 1.45-3.00pm
O'Neill/Fourth floor

Please click on http://www.jgsny2006.org/ and go to *Lectures*
enter the speaker's name and then you get full details. If you click
on the speaker, you get a profile, and often a photograph.

If you scroll down the list of speakers and are familiar with
Austria-Czech Siggers who have posted on our list - you will
recognise a number of other names - together with a photograph you
can then visualise our contributors when they next post a message!
They are talking about a variety of fascinating subjects.

So in case you wish to meet all our members who have been listed as
speakers - here they are again in day-by-day sequence.

Celia Male [U.K.]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Alex Calzareth will talk about the Aufbau Indexing project [Gersig].
I have not found specific details on the programme schedule.

Monday 14th:
Sherry Kisos - Session 165

Tuesday 15th:
Logan Kleinwaks - Session 333
Tom Weiss - Session 428,

Wednesday 16th:
Herbert Huebscher [with Saul Issroff] - Session 130:
Fritz Neubauer [Germany] - Session 310
Henry Wellisch [Canada] - Session 225:
*Very relevant* talk by a speaker not on our list...
Manuela Wyler - Session 108:

Thursday 17th: Alex Woodle - Session 192:


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Lowy of Teplitz Schonau, Attendee No 36. #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Introducing our very last, last-minute 36th attendee!

No sooner was the cyber ink dry and I registered a final 35
Austria-Czech participants at the IAJGS Conference in NY than Michele
Seligmann {NY] writes to say that she will be No 36!

Barely three days ago, Michele wrote to the General Discussion Group
looking for the origin of family name AMSTERDAM - her grandfather was
Abram (Adolf) - at time of war living in Krakow. Michele then wrote
that she is searching for LOWY, Teplice Shonau, Brno; AMSTERDAM in
Krakow, Rzeszow; KNAUL/BORGEN in Sambor; and WIESENFELD in Rzeszow.

I told Michele that there are also dozens of HOLLANDER, PARISER,
LONDON and ENGLANDER and variant place names. There are about 100
HOLLANDER buried in Vienna and many appear to be Galicians.

There are 3 AMSTERDAM buried in Vienna who may be relatives:

Samuel aged 48 died 23.10.1907
Heinrich aged 49 died 01.01.1951
Samuel dob 05.07.1909 aged 42 died 27.01.1951

In 1793 Bohemian Jewish census, there are only three LOWY/LOWI in the
Leitmeritzer Kreis where Teplitz Schonau [Teplice] is situated but
also five LEWY. One or more may well be linked to Michele's LOWY's
family that was long-established in this town.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Arolsen - Sherry Kisos - NY Mon. 14th Aug 2006 #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

We have all been following the Arolsen story with great interest and
our Sigger Sherry Kisos [Israel] has just told me that she is
speaking on this subject in NY - so unfortunately she is not on the
comprehensive list of the key Austria-Czech lecturers I sent out
yesterday. Indeed she is on the programme - and this lecture is
probably *a must* for many of our 36 Austria-Czech members who will
be at the conference:

Session Code 165: Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins
and Practical Usage Monday 14th August 1.45-3.00pm
O'Neill/Fourth floor

Please click on http://www.jgsny2006.org/ and go to *Lectures*
enter the speaker's name and then you get full details. If you click
on the speaker, you get a profile, and often a photograph.

If you scroll down the list of speakers and are familiar with
Austria-Czech Siggers who have posted on our list - you will
recognise a number of other names - together with a photograph you
can then visualise our contributors when they next post a message!
They are talking about a variety of fascinating subjects.

So in case you wish to meet all our members who have been listed as
speakers - here they are again in day-by-day sequence.

Celia Male [U.K.]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Alex Calzareth will talk about the Aufbau Indexing project [Gersig].
I have not found specific details on the programme schedule.

Monday 14th:
Sherry Kisos - Session 165

Tuesday 15th:
Logan Kleinwaks - Session 333
Tom Weiss - Session 428,

Wednesday 16th:
Herbert Huebscher [with Saul Issroff] - Session 130:
Fritz Neubauer [Germany] - Session 310
Henry Wellisch [Canada] - Session 225:
*Very relevant* talk by a speaker not on our list...
Manuela Wyler - Session 108:

Thursday 17th: Alex Woodle - Session 192:


Klimt exhibit #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

If you can stray >from the conference, I'd recommend to our members to go to
the Neue Galerie, http://www.neuegalerie.org, at 5th Ave and 86th Street to
see the five paintings by Gustav Klimt that were returned to the Bloch-Bauer
family (the case I worked on for the past 8 years). A documentary film on
the case, "Adele's Last Will" is shown at the museum every day except
Tuesday at 11 am and 5 pm. The museum is open Sat, Sun, Mon and Thurs 11 am
to 6 pm and on Friday 11 am to 9 pm, closed Tues and Wed.

Randol Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Klimt exhibit #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

If you can stray >from the conference, I'd recommend to our members to go to
the Neue Galerie, http://www.neuegalerie.org, at 5th Ave and 86th Street to
see the five paintings by Gustav Klimt that were returned to the Bloch-Bauer
family (the case I worked on for the past 8 years). A documentary film on
the case, "Adele's Last Will" is shown at the museum every day except
Tuesday at 11 am and 5 pm. The museum is open Sat, Sun, Mon and Thurs 11 am
to 6 pm and on Friday 11 am to 9 pm, closed Tues and Wed.

Randol Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Help finding info on John PARKER who died in Wilmington #general

Stein Lewis
 

There was a death notice in the JC archives for John PARKER, 64, the
brother of Isaac, Mark and Solomon Parker, who died on 28 Dec 1896 of
heart disease in Wilmington, DE. The Delaware State Archives have no
record of the death. John was my wife's great uncle and I am trying
to find information about him, why he was in Delaware, how he died
and where he is buried.
Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL

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ZINKER - Ukraine #general

Caroline Ranald Curvan <Caroline.Curvan@...>
 

I've just received information >from the Red Cross concering my
great-grandfather. In their research, they consulted several archival
documents that puzzle me. One is the "Lists of Electors to the Council of
the Jewish Religious Community" in Lviv. Were these religious men? What
was an elector? What was the function of this Council? My g.grandfather is
listed here as a "clerk", but what little family story there is often
described him as an intellectual or a rabbi.

Also, there is mention of the "Metrical Books of the Jewish Community",
documents that were unfortunately not preserved for the village/region where
my g.grandfather lived. What does "Metrical" mean?

Last, the "Ghetto Card Index" for Lwow, was also consulted, although no
listing for my g.grandfather was found. What exactly was this? If he lived
in Slobudka Lesna in the Kolomya region, would he be listed in a ghetto
index for Lwow?

Ultimately, I'm trying to piece together the fate of my g.grandparents and
their daughters. The story goes that they were sent to Auschwitz, but
neither the Red Cross or I can seem to find any trail of them after 1937.

Thanks for any help.
Caroline Ranald Curvan
Caroline.Curvan@verizon.net
Ossining, NY

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Re: LEVINGE - help with letter #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hello John,

I have this kind of theory which I hope might help you. People like to connect
somehow, to *home*. Things that give them a good feeling of some sort.

Let me try to explain. My father, although not a Cohen (actually a Levi) was
born Michael COHEN in Scotland but grew up in Leeds, UK. During WW2 he decided
to change his surname - which some of his 5 brothers had done. Three changed to
Conway, one to Cowan, and because he had been born in Scotland, he changed to
his name Michael CONWAY SCOTT. He still wanted to feel connected to his
brothers (CONWAY), and his *country of birth* (Scotland) was important to him.

Your grandfather also *played* this game. >from Levin he went to LeVinge - the
question is, what does the GE signify??????????? Could it be an abbreviation
of a town in France? Taking a very quick look on Google/France/Hotels, I find
there is a place called Gerardmer. You might want to pose this question to
JewishGen: Is there a town/area in France with the abbreviation GE?; like
WA = Washington.

Regarding 'An old family letter >from an aunt states that my Grandfather used to
say "his family was of Royalty when Peter the Great was a goat herder". " I'm
inclined to believe that this may merely be a Yiddish type _expression; but I
also agree with Ida Schwarz that he was most likely >from the tribe of the Levis.

Hope to have given you some insight and help.
Regards
Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: John L. [mailto:darien4blues@yahoo.com]

I am engaged in the rather hopeless task of locating my Grandfather in France or
Russia. He used the name Nathan Boris Levin while in NYC, in 1912 added GE to
the name and said he was French? I grew up being told he was French Catholic...
but now my DNA tests point to a Jewish Ashkenazi heritage?

An old family letter >from an aunt states that my Grandfather used to say "his
family was of Royalty when Peter the Great was a goat herder". Assuming there is
some truth here and he was Russian and Jewish, under what circumstances could he
be >from Royalty at the time of Peter the Great?


Hebrew to English translation on-line site #general

Marilyn Feingold <mrl516@...>
 

I have an 8 page document I would like translated >from Hebrew to English.
Are their on-line sites that will do this for free? Thanks.
Marilyn Feingold

MILGROM,KORMAN-Tulchin; SCHLAFFER, SZAFIR-Kamenka ( Moldova)
PEKARSKY/SOKOLOFSKY-Tashkent/Israel; KOLKER/TARTAKOV/SPIVAK-Obodivaka
STEINBERG/LERNER/ELKUS/MILGROM/Kishinev/Odessa; FELDMAN, SHENKER-Obodivka
TESLER/MALAMUD/LUBER-Kamenka (Moldova); ROSENTHAL-Worone/Pittsburgh
MILTER-Kodima (Moldova); TONKONOGY-Frunza (Tashkent)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help finding info on John PARKER who died in Wilmington #general

Stein Lewis
 

There was a death notice in the JC archives for John PARKER, 64, the
brother of Isaac, Mark and Solomon Parker, who died on 28 Dec 1896 of
heart disease in Wilmington, DE. The Delaware State Archives have no
record of the death. John was my wife's great uncle and I am trying
to find information about him, why he was in Delaware, how he died
and where he is buried.
Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ZINKER - Ukraine #general

Caroline Ranald Curvan <Caroline.Curvan@...>
 

I've just received information >from the Red Cross concering my
great-grandfather. In their research, they consulted several archival
documents that puzzle me. One is the "Lists of Electors to the Council of
the Jewish Religious Community" in Lviv. Were these religious men? What
was an elector? What was the function of this Council? My g.grandfather is
listed here as a "clerk", but what little family story there is often
described him as an intellectual or a rabbi.

Also, there is mention of the "Metrical Books of the Jewish Community",
documents that were unfortunately not preserved for the village/region where
my g.grandfather lived. What does "Metrical" mean?

Last, the "Ghetto Card Index" for Lwow, was also consulted, although no
listing for my g.grandfather was found. What exactly was this? If he lived
in Slobudka Lesna in the Kolomya region, would he be listed in a ghetto
index for Lwow?

Ultimately, I'm trying to piece together the fate of my g.grandparents and
their daughters. The story goes that they were sent to Auschwitz, but
neither the Red Cross or I can seem to find any trail of them after 1937.

Thanks for any help.
Caroline Ranald Curvan
Caroline.Curvan@verizon.net
Ossining, NY

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: LEVINGE - help with letter #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hello John,

I have this kind of theory which I hope might help you. People like to connect
somehow, to *home*. Things that give them a good feeling of some sort.

Let me try to explain. My father, although not a Cohen (actually a Levi) was
born Michael COHEN in Scotland but grew up in Leeds, UK. During WW2 he decided
to change his surname - which some of his 5 brothers had done. Three changed to
Conway, one to Cowan, and because he had been born in Scotland, he changed to
his name Michael CONWAY SCOTT. He still wanted to feel connected to his
brothers (CONWAY), and his *country of birth* (Scotland) was important to him.

Your grandfather also *played* this game. >from Levin he went to LeVinge - the
question is, what does the GE signify??????????? Could it be an abbreviation
of a town in France? Taking a very quick look on Google/France/Hotels, I find
there is a place called Gerardmer. You might want to pose this question to
JewishGen: Is there a town/area in France with the abbreviation GE?; like
WA = Washington.

Regarding 'An old family letter >from an aunt states that my Grandfather used to
say "his family was of Royalty when Peter the Great was a goat herder". " I'm
inclined to believe that this may merely be a Yiddish type _expression; but I
also agree with Ida Schwarz that he was most likely >from the tribe of the Levis.

Hope to have given you some insight and help.
Regards
Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: John L. [mailto:darien4blues@yahoo.com]

I am engaged in the rather hopeless task of locating my Grandfather in France or
Russia. He used the name Nathan Boris Levin while in NYC, in 1912 added GE to
the name and said he was French? I grew up being told he was French Catholic...
but now my DNA tests point to a Jewish Ashkenazi heritage?

An old family letter >from an aunt states that my Grandfather used to say "his
family was of Royalty when Peter the Great was a goat herder". Assuming there is
some truth here and he was Russian and Jewish, under what circumstances could he
be >from Royalty at the time of Peter the Great?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew to English translation on-line site #general

Marilyn Feingold <mrl516@...>
 

I have an 8 page document I would like translated >from Hebrew to English.
Are their on-line sites that will do this for free? Thanks.
Marilyn Feingold

MILGROM,KORMAN-Tulchin; SCHLAFFER, SZAFIR-Kamenka ( Moldova)
PEKARSKY/SOKOLOFSKY-Tashkent/Israel; KOLKER/TARTAKOV/SPIVAK-Obodivaka
STEINBERG/LERNER/ELKUS/MILGROM/Kishinev/Odessa; FELDMAN, SHENKER-Obodivka
TESLER/MALAMUD/LUBER-Kamenka (Moldova); ROSENTHAL-Worone/Pittsburgh
MILTER-Kodima (Moldova); TONKONOGY-Frunza (Tashkent)


TORTEN in Israel #general

Sue Keller <casakeller@...>
 

I would like to get in touch with Drs. Mike and Judith Torten. They live
somewhere in Israel. She is the sister of my deceased ex-husband Dr. Michael
D Keller of the USA. She is also the aunt of my recently deceased son
David Michael Keller of St. Louis, MO. She does not know that David has
died. I know that she and her husband once worked/ lived in Rehovot ( sp?
).. They were research scientist at one of the universities there. I would
guess that she is about seventy years old now. I do not know her husband's
age. They had two sons who I think were once top-notch sailors-- maybe
almost to the competing level. These sons would now be in their early
forties. Any help contacting them would be greatly appreciated. You can
write directly to me at casakeller@comcast.net
Sue Keller


GREEN Family, England #general

usenet <lagreen@...>
 

I am trying to find any Jewish relatives >from the area around Ashton Under
Lyne, Manchester UK before 1900, my direct ancestor left England in 1883.

Thomas Green Born about 1854 His son was
John Green Born 1880 Ashton, His son was
Arthur Green Born in New York in 1910

I have some DNA information and will share. Most of the DNA matches were
not carring the Green name and only 25% were Jews. My Grandmother was
(Jewish) Vollenhover, >from England as well. Her Mother was Bertha
(Monis)Vollenhover who was a Mezo Soprano and sang professonally in the UK,
Netherlands, and US. We know they were Spanish Jews who migrated to
Holland and then to UK, then to US in late 1800's. Any inf would be appreciated

Les Green

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