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Re: identification of soldiers rank - WWI Austro-Hungary #general

tom klein <jewishgen@...>
 

There is a very good british web site <http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/>
that specializes in the land forces of the Austro-Hungarian empire roughly in the
first world war period.

If you look at their collection of uniforms and rank insignia,
<http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/badges/badges.htm>, you will be
able to find what you are looking for. and coincidentally, one of their first
pictures looks an awful lot like your great-uncle.

....... Tom Klein, Toronto

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@earthlink.net> wrote:

I would appreciate any help in identifying the
rank and any other military information that can
be gleamed >from two photos of my great-uncle who
served in the Hungarian? army in WWI in Serbia.
He was born in Hungary but his Heimat may have still been Bohemia.

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8142

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8161

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: identification of soldiers rank - WWI Austro-Hungary #general

tom klein <jewishgen@...>
 

There is a very good british web site <http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/>
that specializes in the land forces of the Austro-Hungarian empire roughly in the
first world war period.

If you look at their collection of uniforms and rank insignia,
<http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/badges/badges.htm>, you will be
able to find what you are looking for. and coincidentally, one of their first
pictures looks an awful lot like your great-uncle.

....... Tom Klein, Toronto

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@earthlink.net> wrote:

I would appreciate any help in identifying the
rank and any other military information that can
be gleamed >from two photos of my great-uncle who
served in the Hungarian? army in WWI in Serbia.
He was born in Hungary but his Heimat may have still been Bohemia.

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8142

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8161

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA


Window cleaners in America #general

Neiel and Joan Baronberg <njbaron@...>
 

Thank you to all of you who responded to my posting about the
phenomenon of new immigrants in the early 1900s listing themselves as window
cleaners. I am including a summary of responses below.
It is fascinating that so many new Jewish immigrants to America started
window cleaning businesses (many of which grew into maintenance companies
and some into large, very successful corporations), employed other
"greenhorns" practically right off the boat, or were employed themselves
either as a transition job or a continuing one. Any speculations about why
this was so (aside >from that it was a basic business with little capital or
language skills needed)?

Joan Baronberg, Denver, CO, USA

* Suzanne Waxman >from Santa Rosa, CA. writes that Benjamin MARGULIES
arrived in this country in 1897 and in the 1920 census he's listed as window
washer on his death certificate his occupation is stated as window cleaning.
His business address was 62 E. 8th St., NYC . Benjamin Margulies may have
been related to the FRANKEL family.

* Schelly Dardashti's FINK family ran a large window cleaning business in NY
and employed many new immigrant boys >from the SRRG area.

* Burt Schreiber >from Ft. Myers, FL. writes that in his family home town,
Rockford, Illinois, there was a family of window washers with the names
LEIBLING and LEBER.

* Sylvia Nusinov writes that there was a very successful window cleaning
business in Baltimore: Arrow-Crown, was originally started by immigrant Mr.
BOYARSKY and continued by his sons Samuel and Hyman. Fred GROSS later became
a partner many years ago.

* Emily Bayard of MA. wrote that her great uncle Jack GOLDSTEIN, a
Galiciana, was a window washer in New York City.

* John Baxt of Houston, TX write that his maternal grandfather supposedly
had a window washing enterprise on Manhattan in the early 1900s. This
business also had dealings in slate and marble was was run by Leo J. RADER.

* Susana Leitner Bloch, Winnipeg, Canada writes that one of her mother's
sisters sons was given a break >from a member of the Suchostaw Landsmanshaft
who took him in as a window cleaner apprentice. He ended up with a large
window cleaning business.

* Bonnie Birns of Jericho, NY writes that her great-grandfather was a
window cleaner in NY. Sam BERNSTEIN, was a vintner >from Podkamen, Ukraine.
He arrived in America in late 1920, during Prohibition. Needing to find a
new job, he became a window washer. He died in April 1924, at the age of 46,
from, we were told, falling off the washing platform.

* John Diener of Ottawa, Canada writes that his late father, Nathan DIENER,
who was born in Grzymalow, and remained in the area until after the war, had
several uncles who came to the NY-NJ area in the early 1900's and became
window cleaners. In the 1930 Newark census, Jack AXELRAD, Joseph NEWMAN, and
Joseph DIENER were all listed as proprietors of a window cleaning business.
Joseph Diener's brother Sam was also a window cleaner, and died >from a fall
suffered while working. Evidently he was about 16 years old at the time.
A website that mentions the window cleaners >from Grzymalow is
located at www.rymalower.com . In that site, under the history section, it
tells how the new immigrants came to America, and immediately bought window
cleaning tools, and were in business.

* Judy Kloogman Weinstein of Great Neck, NY writes that one of her great
aunts was married to a man who immigrated to Boston and had a window washing
business. The family came >from Monasterzyska which is near Buchach.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Window cleaners in America #general

Neiel and Joan Baronberg <njbaron@...>
 

Thank you to all of you who responded to my posting about the
phenomenon of new immigrants in the early 1900s listing themselves as window
cleaners. I am including a summary of responses below.
It is fascinating that so many new Jewish immigrants to America started
window cleaning businesses (many of which grew into maintenance companies
and some into large, very successful corporations), employed other
"greenhorns" practically right off the boat, or were employed themselves
either as a transition job or a continuing one. Any speculations about why
this was so (aside >from that it was a basic business with little capital or
language skills needed)?

Joan Baronberg, Denver, CO, USA

* Suzanne Waxman >from Santa Rosa, CA. writes that Benjamin MARGULIES
arrived in this country in 1897 and in the 1920 census he's listed as window
washer on his death certificate his occupation is stated as window cleaning.
His business address was 62 E. 8th St., NYC . Benjamin Margulies may have
been related to the FRANKEL family.

* Schelly Dardashti's FINK family ran a large window cleaning business in NY
and employed many new immigrant boys >from the SRRG area.

* Burt Schreiber >from Ft. Myers, FL. writes that in his family home town,
Rockford, Illinois, there was a family of window washers with the names
LEIBLING and LEBER.

* Sylvia Nusinov writes that there was a very successful window cleaning
business in Baltimore: Arrow-Crown, was originally started by immigrant Mr.
BOYARSKY and continued by his sons Samuel and Hyman. Fred GROSS later became
a partner many years ago.

* Emily Bayard of MA. wrote that her great uncle Jack GOLDSTEIN, a
Galiciana, was a window washer in New York City.

* John Baxt of Houston, TX write that his maternal grandfather supposedly
had a window washing enterprise on Manhattan in the early 1900s. This
business also had dealings in slate and marble was was run by Leo J. RADER.

* Susana Leitner Bloch, Winnipeg, Canada writes that one of her mother's
sisters sons was given a break >from a member of the Suchostaw Landsmanshaft
who took him in as a window cleaner apprentice. He ended up with a large
window cleaning business.

* Bonnie Birns of Jericho, NY writes that her great-grandfather was a
window cleaner in NY. Sam BERNSTEIN, was a vintner >from Podkamen, Ukraine.
He arrived in America in late 1920, during Prohibition. Needing to find a
new job, he became a window washer. He died in April 1924, at the age of 46,
from, we were told, falling off the washing platform.

* John Diener of Ottawa, Canada writes that his late father, Nathan DIENER,
who was born in Grzymalow, and remained in the area until after the war, had
several uncles who came to the NY-NJ area in the early 1900's and became
window cleaners. In the 1930 Newark census, Jack AXELRAD, Joseph NEWMAN, and
Joseph DIENER were all listed as proprietors of a window cleaning business.
Joseph Diener's brother Sam was also a window cleaner, and died >from a fall
suffered while working. Evidently he was about 16 years old at the time.
A website that mentions the window cleaners >from Grzymalow is
located at www.rymalower.com . In that site, under the history section, it
tells how the new immigrants came to America, and immediately bought window
cleaning tools, and were in business.

* Judy Kloogman Weinstein of Great Neck, NY writes that one of her great
aunts was married to a man who immigrated to Boston and had a window washing
business. The family came >from Monasterzyska which is near Buchach.


New Latvian and Estonian Guide #general

Derek & Rosemary Wenzerul <dandr@...>
 

Dear Moderator,

Please may we advertise the latest guide in the 'Jewish Ancestor' series,
published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, as a one-off
advert on the JewishGen discussion group as follows?

The guide is available now.

Thank you

Rosemary Wenzerul
Publications Department
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
Publications@jgsgb.org.uk

^^^
Jewish Ancestors?
A Guide to Jewish Genealogy
in Latvia & Estonia
ISBN: 0-9537669-9-3 (144 pages - paperback)
Price: L6.75 (UK) - L8.95 (Overseas) prices include postage
Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain - June 2006
Written by Arlene Beare

Description

This is the eighth publication in the Jewish Ancestors series published by
the JGSGB. The intention is to provide an insight into Jewish genealogy in
the former Russian Empire with special reference to the laws governing Jews
in the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia. Subjects include a brief
history of Latvia, information on archival research inside and outside
Latvia, conscription, emigration, the Holocaust in Latvia including Rumbula
memorial, cemeteries, museums and libraries. The internet section has been
updated with useful URLs and details of databases on the net. There is a
short guided tour of what Jewish sites to see when visiting Riga and
includes a number of maps and coloured pictures. A listing of Jewish Firms
in Riga in 1891 has many names and addresses.

The Estonian section includes a short history of the Country, archives and
resources, Holocaust, Jewish schools and education, bibliography and
references.

The author, Arlene Beare, is a past Chairman of the JGSGB Latvian Special
Interest Group and past President of Jewishgen Latvia SIG. She is the Latvia
SIG's co-ordinator of the Jewishgen Latvia Database and has extensive
knowledge of research in this part of the world.

Payment by:

PayPal: via our web-site www.jgsgb.org.uk
Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa and Maestro only.
Cheques: with orders payable to Jewish Genealogical Society of Great
Britain.
Post to: JGSGB Publications, PO Box 180, St. Albans,
Herts. AL2 3WH. England. U.K.
E-mail: publications@jgsgb.org.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Latvian and Estonian Guide #general

Derek & Rosemary Wenzerul <dandr@...>
 

Dear Moderator,

Please may we advertise the latest guide in the 'Jewish Ancestor' series,
published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, as a one-off
advert on the JewishGen discussion group as follows?

The guide is available now.

Thank you

Rosemary Wenzerul
Publications Department
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
Publications@jgsgb.org.uk

^^^
Jewish Ancestors?
A Guide to Jewish Genealogy
in Latvia & Estonia
ISBN: 0-9537669-9-3 (144 pages - paperback)
Price: L6.75 (UK) - L8.95 (Overseas) prices include postage
Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain - June 2006
Written by Arlene Beare

Description

This is the eighth publication in the Jewish Ancestors series published by
the JGSGB. The intention is to provide an insight into Jewish genealogy in
the former Russian Empire with special reference to the laws governing Jews
in the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia. Subjects include a brief
history of Latvia, information on archival research inside and outside
Latvia, conscription, emigration, the Holocaust in Latvia including Rumbula
memorial, cemeteries, museums and libraries. The internet section has been
updated with useful URLs and details of databases on the net. There is a
short guided tour of what Jewish sites to see when visiting Riga and
includes a number of maps and coloured pictures. A listing of Jewish Firms
in Riga in 1891 has many names and addresses.

The Estonian section includes a short history of the Country, archives and
resources, Holocaust, Jewish schools and education, bibliography and
references.

The author, Arlene Beare, is a past Chairman of the JGSGB Latvian Special
Interest Group and past President of Jewishgen Latvia SIG. She is the Latvia
SIG's co-ordinator of the Jewishgen Latvia Database and has extensive
knowledge of research in this part of the world.

Payment by:

PayPal: via our web-site www.jgsgb.org.uk
Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa and Maestro only.
Cheques: with orders payable to Jewish Genealogical Society of Great
Britain.
Post to: JGSGB Publications, PO Box 180, St. Albans,
Herts. AL2 3WH. England. U.K.
E-mail: publications@jgsgb.org.uk


re searching for father JAEGER #general

virginia lenzinger
 

Dear Genners,

My attempts to reply directly to Rudolf Kies were thwarted - some sort of
e-mail block. Anyway, others may be interested in the following:

My family search (for my husband's biological Father, born 1913, and a
missing sister born 1940) started with Yad Va Shem, but they advised me to
continue by contacting the International Tracing Service of the
International Red Cross at Bad Arolsen, Germany (>from whom they had
originally received the limited family information they were able to give
me):

Website: www.its-arolsen.org

Address: Grosse Alee 5-9, 34444 Bad Arolsen, Germany
Tel: +49-5691-6290
Fax: +49-5691-629501

There is usually a long wait and only after about 3 years we received some
concrete results. They are very thorough and do take time. I am writing to
you because we have just this week received incredible photographs of my
husband's father and sister >from an aunt who is still alive, traced for us
by the Red Cross.

My husband and an elder sister are in their 60's and had no photos or trace
of their late father, and their middle sister whom we hope to be able to
meet soon. Contact was lost in the 1940's.

Good luck with your search! I hope you find my letter encouraging!

Regards,

Virginia Lenzinger
Israel
===
Subject: Jager / Jaeger / Becher / Becherova
From: Intelligence File <editor@intelligence.org >
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 09:29:15 -0500
X-Message-Number: 12

Hello Fellow Researchers!

I can't believe that there isn't at least one person out there that has the
information I need to put this issue to rest:

Jaeger, Bedrich (Friedrich)
(This is my biological father)
DOB July 26, 1894
Arrived in Theresienstad September 4, 1942 Died in Maly Trostinec September
8, 1942

Jaeger, Oskar DOB November 30, 1896
Arrived in Theresienstadt July 2, 1942
Died in Osvetim September 28, 1944 (Shot) There were two small children 7 &
9 -Same Name - they died on the same day.

I am looking for any and all information, (I have nothing, except what the
Czech Republic was kind enough to send me,) i.e. Place of Birth, Occupation,
(we think he was a Rabbi), when and where he married my mother Adele Becher
(Becherova= Czech), perhaps in Bruck/Leita, Austria...we don't know!

I am trying to find family, perhaps brothers and sisters...

We also know that he was a member of the Jewish underground.

Please help if you can! I have (and will) do the same whenever I can!

Thank you!
Rudolf Kies, PH.D.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re searching for father JAEGER #general

virginia lenzinger
 

Dear Genners,

My attempts to reply directly to Rudolf Kies were thwarted - some sort of
e-mail block. Anyway, others may be interested in the following:

My family search (for my husband's biological Father, born 1913, and a
missing sister born 1940) started with Yad Va Shem, but they advised me to
continue by contacting the International Tracing Service of the
International Red Cross at Bad Arolsen, Germany (>from whom they had
originally received the limited family information they were able to give
me):

Website: www.its-arolsen.org

Address: Grosse Alee 5-9, 34444 Bad Arolsen, Germany
Tel: +49-5691-6290
Fax: +49-5691-629501

There is usually a long wait and only after about 3 years we received some
concrete results. They are very thorough and do take time. I am writing to
you because we have just this week received incredible photographs of my
husband's father and sister >from an aunt who is still alive, traced for us
by the Red Cross.

My husband and an elder sister are in their 60's and had no photos or trace
of their late father, and their middle sister whom we hope to be able to
meet soon. Contact was lost in the 1940's.

Good luck with your search! I hope you find my letter encouraging!

Regards,

Virginia Lenzinger
Israel
===
Subject: Jager / Jaeger / Becher / Becherova
From: Intelligence File <editor@intelligence.org >
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 09:29:15 -0500
X-Message-Number: 12

Hello Fellow Researchers!

I can't believe that there isn't at least one person out there that has the
information I need to put this issue to rest:

Jaeger, Bedrich (Friedrich)
(This is my biological father)
DOB July 26, 1894
Arrived in Theresienstad September 4, 1942 Died in Maly Trostinec September
8, 1942

Jaeger, Oskar DOB November 30, 1896
Arrived in Theresienstadt July 2, 1942
Died in Osvetim September 28, 1944 (Shot) There were two small children 7 &
9 -Same Name - they died on the same day.

I am looking for any and all information, (I have nothing, except what the
Czech Republic was kind enough to send me,) i.e. Place of Birth, Occupation,
(we think he was a Rabbi), when and where he married my mother Adele Becher
(Becherova= Czech), perhaps in Bruck/Leita, Austria...we don't know!

I am trying to find family, perhaps brothers and sisters...

We also know that he was a member of the Jewish underground.

Please help if you can! I have (and will) do the same whenever I can!

Thank you!
Rudolf Kies, PH.D.


Rabbi Shmuel UNGAR #general

NRD1616@...
 

I am searching for Rav Shmuel, Rav in Wolbrom around 1800.
In "Men of Silk" by Dynner, there is mention of a Rav Shmuel UNGAR who was
the Rav in Olkasz and then in Pilica before 1806.
Since these towns are all in the same vicinity and interacted with each
other, both politically and socially, I'm wondering if this Rav Shmuel is one and
the same as the Rav Shmuel of Wolbrom.
Can anyone help?
N. Dreyfuss

MODERATOR NOTE: You may also want to join RavSIG, JewishGen's Special
Interest Group for Rabbinic Genealogy, and ask your question there. For
further information, see <http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/>.


visa applications in US records #general

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

The State Department's consular records include visa applications. The
records for 1938 are probably still at the State Department but it is
possible that they have been moved to the National Archives in College Park,
Maryland. I would start with writing to the State Department.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Shmuel UNGAR #general

NRD1616@...
 

I am searching for Rav Shmuel, Rav in Wolbrom around 1800.
In "Men of Silk" by Dynner, there is mention of a Rav Shmuel UNGAR who was
the Rav in Olkasz and then in Pilica before 1806.
Since these towns are all in the same vicinity and interacted with each
other, both politically and socially, I'm wondering if this Rav Shmuel is one and
the same as the Rav Shmuel of Wolbrom.
Can anyone help?
N. Dreyfuss

MODERATOR NOTE: You may also want to join RavSIG, JewishGen's Special
Interest Group for Rabbinic Genealogy, and ask your question there. For
further information, see <http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen visa applications in US records #general

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

The State Department's consular records include visa applications. The
records for 1938 are probably still at the State Department but it is
possible that they have been moved to the National Archives in College Park,
Maryland. I would start with writing to the State Department.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Translation #lodz #poland

Adar Belinkoff <adar@...>
 

I have received to Polish Birth Certificates via JRI-Poland, that appear to
for my mother
and an uncle. I would appreciate someone's help in translating them. They
may be found at http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmatenumbers V8153 and
V8154. Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help me. Please reply
privately.

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Translation #lodz #poland

Adar Belinkoff <adar@...>
 

I have received to Polish Birth Certificates via JRI-Poland, that appear to
for my mother
and an uncle. I would appreciate someone's help in translating them. They
may be found at http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmatenumbers V8153 and
V8154. Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help me. Please reply
privately.

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA


INTRO - Seeking ANSPACHER #germany

Lilian Gajstut <lgajstut@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for
a couple of months. I consider myself to be an intermediate in doing German
Jewish Genealogy research. I live in suburban NY City. My native language is
Spanish and I also speak fluent English. I consider myself expert in using a
computer. My experience in using the Internet is extensive.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of my
grandparents, of my great grandparents and of my great great grandparents.

My primary research goals now are to find out: holocaust survivors in my family.

The family names and towns that I am researching are: ANSPACHER and the
towns are Achim, Bremen, Warendorf (might be other cities in Germany), Great
Britain, USA.

Lilian Gajstut lgajstut@optonline.net East Meadow, NY


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Seeking ANSPACHER #germany

Lilian Gajstut <lgajstut@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for
a couple of months. I consider myself to be an intermediate in doing German
Jewish Genealogy research. I live in suburban NY City. My native language is
Spanish and I also speak fluent English. I consider myself expert in using a
computer. My experience in using the Internet is extensive.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of my
grandparents, of my great grandparents and of my great great grandparents.

My primary research goals now are to find out: holocaust survivors in my family.

The family names and towns that I am researching are: ANSPACHER and the
towns are Achim, Bremen, Warendorf (might be other cities in Germany), Great
Britain, USA.

Lilian Gajstut lgajstut@optonline.net East Meadow, NY


FROEHLICH, once more #germany

George Arnstein <george304n@...>
 

And then there is Peter Gay, author of "Weimar
Republic" [and other books] whose name is a translation of FROEHLICH.

George Arnstein in Washington, DC


German SIG #Germany FROEHLICH, once more #germany

George Arnstein <george304n@...>
 

And then there is Peter Gay, author of "Weimar
Republic" [and other books] whose name is a translation of FROEHLICH.

George Arnstein in Washington, DC


INTRO - Seek SCHILLING, HOSTMANN, THIEL, LEWALD and BARTOLO. #germany

John London <johlon@...>
 

Hello,
I just joined the group. I consider myself to be a novice in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. My native language is English and I also know some German.
I consider myself advanced in using the computer. My experience in using the
Internet is extensive.

So far I have identifed the names and birth and death
dates of my grandparents and of my great grandparents.

My primary research goals now are to find various
relatives in Germany. My focus at this time is on
Hamburg and the names that I am interested in are:

SCHILLING, LONDON, HOSTMANN, PAPROTNEY, THIEL,
LEWALD and BARTOLO.

John London E-mail johlon@yahoo.com Pittsburgh, PA


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Seek SCHILLING, HOSTMANN, THIEL, LEWALD and BARTOLO. #germany

John London <johlon@...>
 

Hello,
I just joined the group. I consider myself to be a novice in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. My native language is English and I also know some German.
I consider myself advanced in using the computer. My experience in using the
Internet is extensive.

So far I have identifed the names and birth and death
dates of my grandparents and of my great grandparents.

My primary research goals now are to find various
relatives in Germany. My focus at this time is on
Hamburg and the names that I am interested in are:

SCHILLING, LONDON, HOSTMANN, PAPROTNEY, THIEL,
LEWALD and BARTOLO.

John London E-mail johlon@yahoo.com Pittsburgh, PA