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What shtetl could this be? #belarus

Bruce Rubenstein, M.D. <bruce.rubenstein@...>
 

I have confirmed that my ancestors came >from Skidel which is quite
close to Grodno. Recently I have found relatives and documents of
related family which support the fact that they came >from a place in
"Russia" quite close to the Polish border - as is Grodno. Family
members speak about how their parents spoke fluent Polish. But when
trying to specify the town, I hear about or read locations such as
"Minsk" or "Pinsk" or "Lebronsk" or "Nivr Gabronsk." Of course some
of the family could have relocated >from the Grodno area to Minsk/
Pinsk, but I very much doubt it. More likely they relocated to
another town closer to Grodno which sounds like "Minsk" or "Pinsk" or
"Lebronsk" or "Nivr Gabronsk." I also never heard of people growing
up in Minsk who knew fluent Polish.

Does anyone have any ideas about what this town(s) could be if it is
indeed not Minsk or Pinsk? Any help will be appreciated.

Bruce Rubenstein
New York City


MODERATOR NOTE: Don't forget JG's ShtetlSeeker. You can search for towns by name
and also by distance >from a known town.


Belarus SIG #Belarus What shtetl could this be? #belarus

Bruce Rubenstein, M.D. <bruce.rubenstein@...>
 

I have confirmed that my ancestors came >from Skidel which is quite
close to Grodno. Recently I have found relatives and documents of
related family which support the fact that they came >from a place in
"Russia" quite close to the Polish border - as is Grodno. Family
members speak about how their parents spoke fluent Polish. But when
trying to specify the town, I hear about or read locations such as
"Minsk" or "Pinsk" or "Lebronsk" or "Nivr Gabronsk." Of course some
of the family could have relocated >from the Grodno area to Minsk/
Pinsk, but I very much doubt it. More likely they relocated to
another town closer to Grodno which sounds like "Minsk" or "Pinsk" or
"Lebronsk" or "Nivr Gabronsk." I also never heard of people growing
up in Minsk who knew fluent Polish.

Does anyone have any ideas about what this town(s) could be if it is
indeed not Minsk or Pinsk? Any help will be appreciated.

Bruce Rubenstein
New York City


MODERATOR NOTE: Don't forget JG's ShtetlSeeker. You can search for towns by name
and also by distance >from a known town.


Seeking Podhajce illustrator Chaim Buchwald #poland

Judith Scarani <judithscarani1@...>
 

If anyone knows how to contact Mr. Buchwald please e-mail me privately.
Thank you.

Judith Scarani
Broomall PA USA

Podhajce, Janow: BUCHWALD, FLEISHNER, HALPERN
Suchostow Region: HALPERN, MARGULIES, LANDAU, DEGEN, BUCHWALD
Minsk: CHARNEY, BENDER


JRI Poland #Poland Seeking Podhajce illustrator Chaim Buchwald #poland

Judith Scarani <judithscarani1@...>
 

If anyone knows how to contact Mr. Buchwald please e-mail me privately.
Thank you.

Judith Scarani
Broomall PA USA

Podhajce, Janow: BUCHWALD, FLEISHNER, HALPERN
Suchostow Region: HALPERN, MARGULIES, LANDAU, DEGEN, BUCHWALD
Minsk: CHARNEY, BENDER


Re: Rabbi Benzion HELLER #rabbinic

Mr L Reich <lreich@...>
 

On 2006.03.13, Ron Kaminker <Ron@condoradvisors.com> asked:

[...] find out information on ancestors and descendants of Rabbi
Benzion HELLER. He was the author of "Shu't VaYeetar Yitzchak"
and was born in the late 1700s in Galicia. He may have been the
Av Beit Din (ABD) of Krilovitz? He was the grandson of Benzion
KAMINKER - one of the seven brothers who were disciples of the BESHT
I think there is some confusion in this query.

The author of VaYetar Yitzchok was R' Yitzchak (not BenZion) HELLER.
This R' Yitzchok was born in 1866. He was the Rav in a number of
communities in Eastern Europe.

Besides VaYetar Yitzchok (published 1896) he was the author of
Michtom Ledovid (1904) and Minchas Yitzchak (1907). Besides his
responsa, his works inclue Hespedim (funeral eulogies) on R' Dovid
Moshe Friedman, the Czortkiver Rebber and R Chaim Chezkia Medini,
the author of the monumental S'day Chemed.

R' Yitzchak had a son Nachman, but I know more of his ancestry or
offspring.

Leslie Reich


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Rabbi Benzion HELLER #rabbinic

Mr L Reich <lreich@...>
 

On 2006.03.13, Ron Kaminker <Ron@condoradvisors.com> asked:

[...] find out information on ancestors and descendants of Rabbi
Benzion HELLER. He was the author of "Shu't VaYeetar Yitzchak"
and was born in the late 1700s in Galicia. He may have been the
Av Beit Din (ABD) of Krilovitz? He was the grandson of Benzion
KAMINKER - one of the seven brothers who were disciples of the BESHT
I think there is some confusion in this query.

The author of VaYetar Yitzchok was R' Yitzchak (not BenZion) HELLER.
This R' Yitzchok was born in 1866. He was the Rav in a number of
communities in Eastern Europe.

Besides VaYetar Yitzchok (published 1896) he was the author of
Michtom Ledovid (1904) and Minchas Yitzchak (1907). Besides his
responsa, his works inclue Hespedim (funeral eulogies) on R' Dovid
Moshe Friedman, the Czortkiver Rebber and R Chaim Chezkia Medini,
the author of the monumental S'day Chemed.

R' Yitzchak had a son Nachman, but I know more of his ancestry or
offspring.

Leslie Reich


FRIEDMAN and GROSZ of Hungary/Slovakia #rabbinic

Eric Friedman <radonc1970@...>
 

Hi all,

I'd like to know if there's anyone out there researching FRIEDMAN or
GROSZ family lines in the Varanno/Vranov, Galszecs/Secovce,
Hanisfalu/Hanusovce region of what's now eastern Slovakia.

There might have been prominent rabbis in these families.

I'll be shortly having a very large & detailed professional
genealogical report sent to me about these extended families. I'm
trying to trace the lines further back in time, back into the 1700s.
They may have entered Hungary >from Galicia, but I'm not sure.

I'd be happy to provide or exchange info with others research these
or other family lines.

Thanks!

Eric Friedman
Washington DC


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic FRIEDMAN and GROSZ of Hungary/Slovakia #rabbinic

Eric Friedman <radonc1970@...>
 

Hi all,

I'd like to know if there's anyone out there researching FRIEDMAN or
GROSZ family lines in the Varanno/Vranov, Galszecs/Secovce,
Hanisfalu/Hanusovce region of what's now eastern Slovakia.

There might have been prominent rabbis in these families.

I'll be shortly having a very large & detailed professional
genealogical report sent to me about these extended families. I'm
trying to trace the lines further back in time, back into the 1700s.
They may have entered Hungary >from Galicia, but I'm not sure.

I'd be happy to provide or exchange info with others research these
or other family lines.

Thanks!

Eric Friedman
Washington DC


Re: warszawa digest: March 15, 2006 #warsaw #poland

mark
 

Dear Genners
My grandfather Wajsenberg Jakov was a soldier in the Tzar army during WW1
and was captured in Austria. Maybe there is a list of prisoners I can trace?
Searching WAJSENBERG,SHEVELEV,BEJZMAN,BRANDWAJN
Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Re: warszawa digest: March 15, 2006 #warsaw #poland

mark
 

Dear Genners
My grandfather Wajsenberg Jakov was a soldier in the Tzar army during WW1
and was captured in Austria. Maybe there is a list of prisoners I can trace?
Searching WAJSENBERG,SHEVELEV,BEJZMAN,BRANDWAJN
Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


Dr Berman and family in Nuernberg #germany

Evelyn Waldstein
 

Dear Genners,
Need help for finding information about Dr. BERMAN and family in Nuernberg /
Nuremberg. His wife was Frederika nee WASBUTZKI >from Heydekrug a distant
cousin of my grandfather Moritz WASBUTZKI.
The only additional information I may provide - Frederika's father was Behr
WASBUTZKI one of the last 9 children of Zallel WASBUTZKI (1789 - 1861) and
Cippa HURWITZ (1802 - 1846). >from here it may be deduced that Frederika was
probably born in the 60-ties of the 19c. [1860s]

Any suggestions where and how to obtain any information about the BERMAN
family will help to fill in the gap. With many thanks,

Evelyn Waldstein (born in Riga, now in Israel) evewa@post.tau.ac.il


German SIG #Germany Dr Berman and family in Nuernberg #germany

Evelyn Waldstein
 

Dear Genners,
Need help for finding information about Dr. BERMAN and family in Nuernberg /
Nuremberg. His wife was Frederika nee WASBUTZKI >from Heydekrug a distant
cousin of my grandfather Moritz WASBUTZKI.
The only additional information I may provide - Frederika's father was Behr
WASBUTZKI one of the last 9 children of Zallel WASBUTZKI (1789 - 1861) and
Cippa HURWITZ (1802 - 1846). >from here it may be deduced that Frederika was
probably born in the 60-ties of the 19c. [1860s]

Any suggestions where and how to obtain any information about the BERMAN
family will help to fill in the gap. With many thanks,

Evelyn Waldstein (born in Riga, now in Israel) evewa@post.tau.ac.il


CHODOS Family #belarus

Gabrielle Benadi <madeline2929@...>
 

Hello! I am looking for any information on the Chodos
Family. My husband's great-grandmother Reisel (Rose)
Chodos came through Ellis Island on June 5, 1911 on
the Lituania ship. Her last residence was listed as
Berczin, Russia. She came over with her siblings
Abram, Ilja, Ittke, Lipe and Sisse as well as her
mother Elke. Her father sponsored the trip through Max
Kobre who I have since learned financed or sold rail
tickets.

from Reisel's death certificate, it appears that her
parents' English names were Alex and Anna.

Once in America, it appers that Reisel was
subsequently estranged >from her family.

If anyone has any information on her family, please
contact me.

Thank you,
Gabrielle Scalise
New York, New York


Belarus SIG #Belarus CHODOS Family #belarus

Gabrielle Benadi <madeline2929@...>
 

Hello! I am looking for any information on the Chodos
Family. My husband's great-grandmother Reisel (Rose)
Chodos came through Ellis Island on June 5, 1911 on
the Lituania ship. Her last residence was listed as
Berczin, Russia. She came over with her siblings
Abram, Ilja, Ittke, Lipe and Sisse as well as her
mother Elke. Her father sponsored the trip through Max
Kobre who I have since learned financed or sold rail
tickets.

from Reisel's death certificate, it appears that her
parents' English names were Alex and Anna.

Once in America, it appers that Reisel was
subsequently estranged >from her family.

If anyone has any information on her family, please
contact me.

Thank you,
Gabrielle Scalise
New York, New York


Re: Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin/LAZARUS #general

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

Please see history of the postings on this subject below. I am now
responding to Nachum Tuchman's response.

I sent my posting based on personal experience a few years ago. It is
evident his experience was different >from mine.

I had heard my grandfather went to to Berlin, >from Vienna, around 1900 to
take a job. That is all I knew about him. My father told me he was born in
Berlin in 1903 and his father was killed in WWI. Sadly, I never questioned
him further.

I had been looking for him, surname MANDELBERG, and any others with the same
surname for many years when an experienced Genner suggested I write to
Weissensee Cemetery, as it is the largest Jewish cemetery in Berlin,
suggesting perhaps he died in Berlin.

In my letter I told the cemetery I was researching my family history, that I
knew my grandfather was buried in Berlin but I did not know in which
cemetery, that I was planning a trip to Berlin and would like to visit my
grandfather's grave and any other family with the same surname if I could
learn this information ahead of my trip as I did not want to waste time when
I got there.

I asked if he, Josef, and/or any other MANDELBERGs (did not give them first
names) are buried there. I also asked them to send me a list of other
cemeteries in Berlin where Jews might be buried since I had no idea if my
relatives were buried in Weissensee.

Six weeks after my letter, I received a packet of information including
copies of: the burial card, the death certificate and all the papers that
were in his file. I learned his date of birth and death, place of birth,
what he died of and where, his parents names, that he was separated >from his
wife who was in Vienna, that his son was in route to America, that his
sister signed the death certificate, etc. etc. In addition, the packet
included a map of the cemetery and where my grandfather is buried; and a
letter explained there were no other relatives buried in their cemetery. I
couldn't have been happier.

Perhaps the Weissensee has since changed their policy but this was my
experience. I will finally visit my grandfather's grave in October.

Sally Goodman
Palm Springs/LA, CA

On 3/15/06, Fernando Lazarus <felazarus@yahoo.com> wrote:
....in the Weissensee Cementery in Berlin are fourteen LAZARUS buried there....
On 3/15, I responded: ...They will send you a packet of information on all the
LAZARUS buried there....

On 3/16, Nachum Tuchman <nachum613@gmail.com> responded: ... You can't ask
for information on "all" LAZARUS, or any other name. They will tell you that
they can't give information on such requests. However, if you ask for specific
names, and it's worth giving them all the names that you have, they will send a
copy of the burial card...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin/LAZARUS #general

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

Please see history of the postings on this subject below. I am now
responding to Nachum Tuchman's response.

I sent my posting based on personal experience a few years ago. It is
evident his experience was different >from mine.

I had heard my grandfather went to to Berlin, >from Vienna, around 1900 to
take a job. That is all I knew about him. My father told me he was born in
Berlin in 1903 and his father was killed in WWI. Sadly, I never questioned
him further.

I had been looking for him, surname MANDELBERG, and any others with the same
surname for many years when an experienced Genner suggested I write to
Weissensee Cemetery, as it is the largest Jewish cemetery in Berlin,
suggesting perhaps he died in Berlin.

In my letter I told the cemetery I was researching my family history, that I
knew my grandfather was buried in Berlin but I did not know in which
cemetery, that I was planning a trip to Berlin and would like to visit my
grandfather's grave and any other family with the same surname if I could
learn this information ahead of my trip as I did not want to waste time when
I got there.

I asked if he, Josef, and/or any other MANDELBERGs (did not give them first
names) are buried there. I also asked them to send me a list of other
cemeteries in Berlin where Jews might be buried since I had no idea if my
relatives were buried in Weissensee.

Six weeks after my letter, I received a packet of information including
copies of: the burial card, the death certificate and all the papers that
were in his file. I learned his date of birth and death, place of birth,
what he died of and where, his parents names, that he was separated >from his
wife who was in Vienna, that his son was in route to America, that his
sister signed the death certificate, etc. etc. In addition, the packet
included a map of the cemetery and where my grandfather is buried; and a
letter explained there were no other relatives buried in their cemetery. I
couldn't have been happier.

Perhaps the Weissensee has since changed their policy but this was my
experience. I will finally visit my grandfather's grave in October.

Sally Goodman
Palm Springs/LA, CA

On 3/15/06, Fernando Lazarus <felazarus@yahoo.com> wrote:
....in the Weissensee Cementery in Berlin are fourteen LAZARUS buried there....
On 3/15, I responded: ...They will send you a packet of information on all the
LAZARUS buried there....

On 3/16, Nachum Tuchman <nachum613@gmail.com> responded: ... You can't ask
for information on "all" LAZARUS, or any other name. They will tell you that
they can't give information on such requests. However, if you ask for specific
names, and it's worth giving them all the names that you have, they will send a
copy of the burial card...


Gabor ZSOLNAY #general

MBernet@...
 

I am looking for Gabor ZSOLNAY, a frequenter of soc.genealogy.jewish who
appears to have information on the GUTENSTEIN family.

AFAIK, there was only one Jewish family of that name in Germany: the first
was Simon (ben) Nathan GUTENSTEIN, Parnas of Bad Homburg (near Frankfurt/M),
and Court Jew, ca 1770-1850. He was one of my ancestors

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gabor ZSOLNAY #general

MBernet@...
 

I am looking for Gabor ZSOLNAY, a frequenter of soc.genealogy.jewish who
appears to have information on the GUTENSTEIN family.

AFAIK, there was only one Jewish family of that name in Germany: the first
was Simon (ben) Nathan GUTENSTEIN, Parnas of Bad Homburg (near Frankfurt/M),
and Court Jew, ca 1770-1850. He was one of my ancestors

Michael Bernet, New York


New England Genealogical and Historical Society offers free access to its online journal. #general

L. Altman <familysearch@...>
 

Hi all;
I have no vested interest in the New England Historical and Genealogical
Society (NEHGS), I'm just passing along information.

As a way to introduce people to the information it has available, NEHGS is
offering free access to The New England Historical and Genealogical Register
online at NewEnglandAncestors.org .

Normally available only to NEHGS members, the Register database will be
accessible to all >from Monday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 22, 2006.

Published quarterly since 1847, the Register is the oldest journal in the
field. The database includes issues >from 1847 to 1994. For more information
visit
www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/register/reg_info.asp
<http://rd.bcentral.com/?ID=3860663&;s=94276881> .

If you're not a member, you will be asked to provide contact information,
which will not be shared. Visitors will be taken automatically to the
Register database after submitting their information.

Please note: Only the extensive Register database will be open for public
use. The remainder of the databases continue to be accessible to members
only.

Linda Altman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New England Genealogical and Historical Society offers free access to its online journal. #general

L. Altman <familysearch@...>
 

Hi all;
I have no vested interest in the New England Historical and Genealogical
Society (NEHGS), I'm just passing along information.

As a way to introduce people to the information it has available, NEHGS is
offering free access to The New England Historical and Genealogical Register
online at NewEnglandAncestors.org .

Normally available only to NEHGS members, the Register database will be
accessible to all >from Monday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 22, 2006.

Published quarterly since 1847, the Register is the oldest journal in the
field. The database includes issues >from 1847 to 1994. For more information
visit
www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/register/reg_info.asp
<http://rd.bcentral.com/?ID=3860663&;s=94276881> .

If you're not a member, you will be asked to provide contact information,
which will not be shared. Visitors will be taken automatically to the
Register database after submitting their information.

Please note: Only the extensive Register database will be open for public
use. The remainder of the databases continue to be accessible to members
only.

Linda Altman