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Unique surnames #germany

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

The subject line refers, not to hilarious or ghastly names, but
literally to those that occur only once: that is, in exactly one
family. In my research I've encountered quite a few of these, among them:

ARONADE/ARNADE
UCKO or UCKU
LOEBINGER
TROPLOWITZ
LAQUER or LAQUEUR
PRINGSHEIM
MUEHSAM

...all >from Silesia, and all fairly large families.

Any such assertion has to be qualified by "as far as I know" or similar
disclaimers, because a counterexample could be lurking anywhere. For
our purposes the phrase "among Jews" would also be an appropriate
qualifier. One could further limit the assertion of uniqueness to a
region and time period, for example, the DRESDNER family of Upper
Silesia in the 19th Century. But each of those listed above belongs
to just one Jewish family, as far as I know.

Why does any of this matter? Convenience, mostly. If someone has
substantially researched a name and the family it represents, including
database searches and even Googling, and the surname seems to be unique,
its inclusion on a list of such names might be of great use to others,
and could help the original researcher too, because the prospect of a
"sure thing" might move otherwise shy correspondents to make contact.

If you'd like, send me the cases you know of, preferably with some
indication of the region where the name was first recorded (as far as
you know). I'd be glad to collate a list and post it for discussion.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ <trovato@...>


German SIG #Germany Unique surnames #germany

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

The subject line refers, not to hilarious or ghastly names, but
literally to those that occur only once: that is, in exactly one
family. In my research I've encountered quite a few of these, among them:

ARONADE/ARNADE
UCKO or UCKU
LOEBINGER
TROPLOWITZ
LAQUER or LAQUEUR
PRINGSHEIM
MUEHSAM

...all >from Silesia, and all fairly large families.

Any such assertion has to be qualified by "as far as I know" or similar
disclaimers, because a counterexample could be lurking anywhere. For
our purposes the phrase "among Jews" would also be an appropriate
qualifier. One could further limit the assertion of uniqueness to a
region and time period, for example, the DRESDNER family of Upper
Silesia in the 19th Century. But each of those listed above belongs
to just one Jewish family, as far as I know.

Why does any of this matter? Convenience, mostly. If someone has
substantially researched a name and the family it represents, including
database searches and even Googling, and the surname seems to be unique,
its inclusion on a list of such names might be of great use to others,
and could help the original researcher too, because the prospect of a
"sure thing" might move otherwise shy correspondents to make contact.

If you'd like, send me the cases you know of, preferably with some
indication of the region where the name was first recorded (as far as
you know). I'd be glad to collate a list and post it for discussion.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ <trovato@...>


Return of Jews after the Holocaust (Poland) #general

Jjlaca@...
 

"Kolo" - Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume 1, translation
of chapter >from Pinkas Hakehillot Polin cocncludes with:

"After the war, a few tens of Jews, those who had survived the camps and
others >from Russia, returned to Kolo, where, because of the anti-Semitic
atmosphere, remained but a short time before hastily departing for larger
towns in Poland."

I was wondering if there is any record/information on the few people who did
return to their original locations after the Holocaust.

Jonny Joseph
Los Angeles, CA, USA (formerly Johannesburg, South Africa)

Researching JOSEPH (was KUCZYNSKI), GREENBERG (Leeds, UK),
KUCZYNSKI, RAUF, BRUKSTAJN, BRUCHSZTEYN (Kolo, Poland),
GREENBERG/GRINBERG, ELFERT (Kovno/Kaunas, Lithuania)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Return of Jews after the Holocaust (Poland) #general

Jjlaca@...
 

"Kolo" - Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume 1, translation
of chapter >from Pinkas Hakehillot Polin cocncludes with:

"After the war, a few tens of Jews, those who had survived the camps and
others >from Russia, returned to Kolo, where, because of the anti-Semitic
atmosphere, remained but a short time before hastily departing for larger
towns in Poland."

I was wondering if there is any record/information on the few people who did
return to their original locations after the Holocaust.

Jonny Joseph
Los Angeles, CA, USA (formerly Johannesburg, South Africa)

Researching JOSEPH (was KUCZYNSKI), GREENBERG (Leeds, UK),
KUCZYNSKI, RAUF, BRUKSTAJN, BRUCHSZTEYN (Kolo, Poland),
GREENBERG/GRINBERG, ELFERT (Kovno/Kaunas, Lithuania)


Latvia visit May 2006 #latvia

Sue Levy
 

We will be returning to Latvia for a week at the end of May 2006, and would
be interested to hear >from genners who have recently travelled there or plan
to in the next few months. Our focus will be on Jaunjelgava (Friedrichstadt)
where our grandmother was born. and other places of interest.

The Latvian State Archive has our family tree, and we are hoping for some
results >from them before we go.

We wonder what changes we will see since 2003, as a result of Latvia's entry
into the European Union, and other forms of 'progress'. Is more English
spoken? Have prices gone up by much? And so on.

Sue Levy
Perth, Australia

Researching GUTMAN, WIENER, WESTERMANN - Jaunjelgava.

Please reply privately to: slevy@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Latvia visit May 2006 #latvia

Sue Levy
 

We will be returning to Latvia for a week at the end of May 2006, and would
be interested to hear >from genners who have recently travelled there or plan
to in the next few months. Our focus will be on Jaunjelgava (Friedrichstadt)
where our grandmother was born. and other places of interest.

The Latvian State Archive has our family tree, and we are hoping for some
results >from them before we go.

We wonder what changes we will see since 2003, as a result of Latvia's entry
into the European Union, and other forms of 'progress'. Is more English
spoken? Have prices gone up by much? And so on.

Sue Levy
Perth, Australia

Researching GUTMAN, WIENER, WESTERMANN - Jaunjelgava.

Please reply privately to: slevy@...


View Mate Romanian translation request number VM7268 #romania

ewilson4@...
 

Der List:

Could someone please translate View Mate posting number VM7268?
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7268

Thank you (and Happy New Year),

Bob Wilson
Rochester NY


Romania SIG #Romania View Mate Romanian translation request number VM7268 #romania

ewilson4@...
 

Der List:

Could someone please translate View Mate posting number VM7268?
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7268

Thank you (and Happy New Year),

Bob Wilson
Rochester NY


Joseph POLSKY - Kansas City 1920 #general

Israel P
 

Does anyone know anything about the family of Joseph POLSKY who lived at
305 22nd Street, Kansas City MO in 1920? The census says he is forty-six
and a junk dealer. His wife is Fannie and they has sons Issie (19) and
Isaac (16).

The neighborhood was mostly Gentile, but two doors away was a Rochester-
Pikholz family and I am wondering if just maybe there is a connection
between these two families. (I know it's a longshot.)

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Joseph POLSKY - Kansas City 1920 #general

Israel P
 

Does anyone know anything about the family of Joseph POLSKY who lived at
305 22nd Street, Kansas City MO in 1920? The census says he is forty-six
and a junk dealer. His wife is Fannie and they has sons Issie (19) and
Isaac (16).

The neighborhood was mostly Gentile, but two doors away was a Rochester-
Pikholz family and I am wondering if just maybe there is a connection
between these two families. (I know it's a longshot.)

Israel Pickholtz


Baranow #austria-czech

milton koch <miltonkoch@...>
 

I am searching Baranow- it appears, that there may be 11 different towns
with coordinates that are similar, but are listed fro 24 to 140 miles from
Warsaw.
If I am doing research for a relative, what advice can I get to narrow my
search.
Thanks.

Milton Koch
NUSSBAUM- Baranow


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Baranow #austria-czech

milton koch <miltonkoch@...>
 

I am searching Baranow- it appears, that there may be 11 different towns
with coordinates that are similar, but are listed fro 24 to 140 miles from
Warsaw.
If I am doing research for a relative, what advice can I get to narrow my
search.
Thanks.

Milton Koch
NUSSBAUM- Baranow


Cemeteries in Dragova, Khust and Mezhgorye #austria-czech

sam.vank2@...
 

Hello,
Has anyone visited Dragova (Drahiv)? Gone to the cemetery there? Is somebody
see a tombstone with the name YANKOVITSH or GETZOVITSH? Knows anything about
the burial registrars >from this cemetery? Also, is somebody visited
Khust (chust)? Is somebody see a tombstone with the name of Yakov Dovid or
Rachel MOSHKOVITS? Also, is somebody visited Mezhgorye (Volove)? Is somebody
see a tombstone with the name of FIXLER (HaKohen) or SHVIMER.
(HaKohen)?

Thanks,
S. Yankovitsh

MODERATOR NOTE: Pleae contact poster off-list with specific information
of names being researched. General information on the cemeteries will
be considered for posting.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Cemeteries in Dragova, Khust and Mezhgorye #austria-czech

sam.vank2@...
 

Hello,
Has anyone visited Dragova (Drahiv)? Gone to the cemetery there? Is somebody
see a tombstone with the name YANKOVITSH or GETZOVITSH? Knows anything about
the burial registrars >from this cemetery? Also, is somebody visited
Khust (chust)? Is somebody see a tombstone with the name of Yakov Dovid or
Rachel MOSHKOVITS? Also, is somebody visited Mezhgorye (Volove)? Is somebody
see a tombstone with the name of FIXLER (HaKohen) or SHVIMER.
(HaKohen)?

Thanks,
S. Yankovitsh

MODERATOR NOTE: Pleae contact poster off-list with specific information
of names being researched. General information on the cemeteries will
be considered for posting.


Nashville, Tenn. - Jewish history archivist #general

Janette Silverman <jsilverman@...>
 

In Nashville at the Jewish Federation Archives is an incredible
Archivist, Annette Ratkin who has a great collection of Nashville Jewish
history at her fingertips - the phone number there is: 615 - 356-3242

Happy hunting!

Chag sameach
Janette Silverman

Searching for: CLINTON, KUKLINSKI, LEVINTHAL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nashville, Tenn. - Jewish history archivist #general

Janette Silverman <jsilverman@...>
 

In Nashville at the Jewish Federation Archives is an incredible
Archivist, Annette Ratkin who has a great collection of Nashville Jewish
history at her fingertips - the phone number there is: 615 - 356-3242

Happy hunting!

Chag sameach
Janette Silverman

Searching for: CLINTON, KUKLINSKI, LEVINTHAL


HARRIS from Tirgu Neamtz to Philadelphia #general

msleag <msleag@...>
 

Dear Genners
I have been trying for a long time now to locate descendants of Joesph
HERSHKOWITZ-HARRIS who was my ggrandmother's [Rachel Hershkowitz] brother
and moved >from Tirgu Neamtz Rumania to Philadelphia circa 1895.
Joseph married Regina GOLDENTHAL and had 3 children: Julian 1897,Charles
1899 and Anna 1901. Julian Harris married Elisabeth and 2 children :
Phillip 1919 and Emanuel 1921. Charles Married Lina and had 3 children:
Marvin,Shirley and Neomi. As for Anna I know nothing. Family legend is that
Charles was in the film industry?
Can anyone help with info about this family?

Chanukah Sameach,
Lea Haber Gedalia,Jerusalem
msleag@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HARRIS from Tirgu Neamtz to Philadelphia #general

msleag <msleag@...>
 

Dear Genners
I have been trying for a long time now to locate descendants of Joesph
HERSHKOWITZ-HARRIS who was my ggrandmother's [Rachel Hershkowitz] brother
and moved >from Tirgu Neamtz Rumania to Philadelphia circa 1895.
Joseph married Regina GOLDENTHAL and had 3 children: Julian 1897,Charles
1899 and Anna 1901. Julian Harris married Elisabeth and 2 children :
Phillip 1919 and Emanuel 1921. Charles Married Lina and had 3 children:
Marvin,Shirley and Neomi. As for Anna I know nothing. Family legend is that
Charles was in the film industry?
Can anyone help with info about this family?

Chanukah Sameach,
Lea Haber Gedalia,Jerusalem
msleag@...


Baranow #poland

milton koch <miltonkoch@...>
 

I am searching Baranow- it appears, that there may be 11 different towns
with coordinates that are similar, but are listed fro 24 to 140 miles from
Warsaw.

If I am doing research for a relative, what advice can I get to narrow my
search.
Thanks.

Milton Koch
NUSSBAUM- BARANOW


Re: Translation of Grzebianarz #poland

Alexander Sharon
 

Richard Cooper wrote

Grzebien means 'comb' in Polish.
So Grzebianarz is a comb-maker.
It would be Grzebieniarz ij Polish, not Grzebiarz.

Grzebiarz is aassociated with the digging, a grave digging actually or
burials.
Grzebanie, pogrzeb are the key words.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.