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HOEHN family/Switzerland #general

miriam sarzotti <miriam_sarzotti@...>
 

I am seeking vital information on Rudolph Hoehn
(possible Johann Rudolf) who was born in Switzerland
in 1864 and immigrated to Napa, California and was in
the wine business there. Married Anna Thomann 1888 in
Napa of John Thomann Family Died 1899 in Napa. He
might have been >from Bern. Am seeking proof of jewish
heritage thorugh him. Does anyone have city of birth
or family member names? Planning to go to switzerland
in May, need help where to search for synagogue
records, jewish burials, naturlization papers
missing, 1890 census detroyed in fire! no luck so
far!

thank you.

Miriam Sarzotti
San Carlos, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HOEHN family/Switzerland #general

miriam sarzotti <miriam_sarzotti@...>
 

I am seeking vital information on Rudolph Hoehn
(possible Johann Rudolf) who was born in Switzerland
in 1864 and immigrated to Napa, California and was in
the wine business there. Married Anna Thomann 1888 in
Napa of John Thomann Family Died 1899 in Napa. He
might have been >from Bern. Am seeking proof of jewish
heritage thorugh him. Does anyone have city of birth
or family member names? Planning to go to switzerland
in May, need help where to search for synagogue
records, jewish burials, naturlization papers
missing, 1890 census detroyed in fire! no luck so
far!

thank you.

Miriam Sarzotti
San Carlos, California


post-1906 Warszawa records #warsaw #poland

Bill Celmaster <bill.celmaster@...>
 

My grandmother (father's mother) divorced her husband and was apparently
remarried in Warszawa some time after 1909. How would I request a record of
her re-marriage? I know her original married name and her maiden name. I
know the date of death of her first husband but I doubt that would be
relevant. I have a copy. that I could send, of my father's birth
certificate on which is given the name of his mother.

If any of you know the procedure I should follow, I would greatly appreciate
a private response to this email. I'm especially interested in getting a
translation, into Polish, of whatever information I would be requesting and
whatever information I would be providing, as well as guidelines to how much
money (and in what form) to send.

Thanks
Bill Celmaster

Researching

CELMAJSTER/ZELMAISTER
LOTHE
AJBESZYC
CWAYBAUM
KLIGER (>from Warszawa)
FLIGIELTAUB
WELTFISZ (>from Warszawa)


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland post-1906 Warszawa records #poland #warsaw

Bill Celmaster <bill.celmaster@...>
 

My grandmother (father's mother) divorced her husband and was apparently
remarried in Warszawa some time after 1909. How would I request a record of
her re-marriage? I know her original married name and her maiden name. I
know the date of death of her first husband but I doubt that would be
relevant. I have a copy. that I could send, of my father's birth
certificate on which is given the name of his mother.

If any of you know the procedure I should follow, I would greatly appreciate
a private response to this email. I'm especially interested in getting a
translation, into Polish, of whatever information I would be requesting and
whatever information I would be providing, as well as guidelines to how much
money (and in what form) to send.

Thanks
Bill Celmaster

Researching

CELMAJSTER/ZELMAISTER
LOTHE
AJBESZYC
CWAYBAUM
KLIGER (>from Warszawa)
FLIGIELTAUB
WELTFISZ (>from Warszawa)


MaHaRal of Prague #general

Avraham <avrofek@...>
 

I was surprised at all those many replies to my question.
I hope to thank each of you individually in the next days but
meanwhile this is a general *big* thanks to all of you.
Shavua tov,
Avraham Ofek


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MaHaRal of Prague #general

Avraham <avrofek@...>
 

I was surprised at all those many replies to my question.
I hope to thank each of you individually in the next days but
meanwhile this is a general *big* thanks to all of you.
Shavua tov,
Avraham Ofek


Re: Lithuanian groshes (coins) #belarus

Alexander Sharon
 

"Lee Nydell" wrote

I have seen a reference that in the year of 1626, the Jewish Community
sent 1460 Lithuanian groshes (coins) to the government.

Can anyone tell me if this was a little or a lot of money in 1626?
Hi,

The earliest information about the compensation values in Poland-Lithuanian
Commonwealth appears on the turn of 14/15 centuries. During this time
period, town carpenter earned 24 groszy per week, his assistant was paid 3
groszy/week, and town scribe was compensated with 36 groszy/week.

In the middle of 17th century highly skilled carpenter was paid between 27
to 45 groszy/hour.

One can now challenge his calculator to interpolate grosz value at mid 15
century or to eavaluate the worth of 1400 grosz in relation to carpenter's
income per per day/week. Please note that the carpenter occupation is
compatible to the nowadays middle class profession.

But all those comparison are not really reflecting true value of the
monetary units.

There is a term called "tropha".

Tropha was developed to evaluate money purchase power in Rome during the
rule of Octavian.

Tropha identifies amount of energy required by a middle active person, which
is equal to approx. 3000 calories: about 1800 calories are allocated to the
carbohydrates, 900 calories to fat and 300 to protein.
It approx. relates to 1 lb by weight of carbohydrates, 0.25lbs fat and 0.75
lbs. protein.

Tropha became an universal and reliable measurer of the money purchasing
power through the history, since it is not related to the alternate factors
associated with the time, geographical location and fashion.

Regards,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.


Searching for FELDMANS Ukraine to Detroit #general

hymiereich
 

I am searching for the descendents of Hersh FELDMAN and Srulik FELDMAN.
Hersh was born in 1888 in Yanvaya Rudnya Ukraine and came to Detroit in
about 1913. . He was married to Hinka and didn't have any children. He died
about 1923 in Detroit. He had served in France in WWI
His half brother Srulik FELDMAN arrived in Detroit a few years earlier than
Hirsh. He was married and had children.

Please respond privately

Hymie Reichstein
Ottawa Ontario Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lithuanian groshes (coins) #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Lee Nydell" wrote

I have seen a reference that in the year of 1626, the Jewish Community
sent 1460 Lithuanian groshes (coins) to the government.

Can anyone tell me if this was a little or a lot of money in 1626?
Hi,

The earliest information about the compensation values in Poland-Lithuanian
Commonwealth appears on the turn of 14/15 centuries. During this time
period, town carpenter earned 24 groszy per week, his assistant was paid 3
groszy/week, and town scribe was compensated with 36 groszy/week.

In the middle of 17th century highly skilled carpenter was paid between 27
to 45 groszy/hour.

One can now challenge his calculator to interpolate grosz value at mid 15
century or to eavaluate the worth of 1400 grosz in relation to carpenter's
income per per day/week. Please note that the carpenter occupation is
compatible to the nowadays middle class profession.

But all those comparison are not really reflecting true value of the
monetary units.

There is a term called "tropha".

Tropha was developed to evaluate money purchase power in Rome during the
rule of Octavian.

Tropha identifies amount of energy required by a middle active person, which
is equal to approx. 3000 calories: about 1800 calories are allocated to the
carbohydrates, 900 calories to fat and 300 to protein.
It approx. relates to 1 lb by weight of carbohydrates, 0.25lbs fat and 0.75
lbs. protein.

Tropha became an universal and reliable measurer of the money purchasing
power through the history, since it is not related to the alternate factors
associated with the time, geographical location and fashion.

Regards,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for FELDMANS Ukraine to Detroit #general

hymiereich
 

I am searching for the descendents of Hersh FELDMAN and Srulik FELDMAN.
Hersh was born in 1888 in Yanvaya Rudnya Ukraine and came to Detroit in
about 1913. . He was married to Hinka and didn't have any children. He died
about 1923 in Detroit. He had served in France in WWI
His half brother Srulik FELDMAN arrived in Detroit a few years earlier than
Hirsh. He was married and had children.

Please respond privately

Hymie Reichstein
Ottawa Ontario Canada


Louis SIEGEL - Bronx & Brooklyn, NY #general

Elaine G
 

Dear Genners,

I am trying to find family of my aunt's father.

Louis SIEGEL (parents' names unknown), who served in the US Army in WWI,
married Jennie ACKERMAN (dau. of Morris & Ida), possibly in the Bronx, abt.
1920.

They had two daughters, both born in Brooklyn -- Sylvia, b. 1922 and Estelle
b. 1924.
Louis and Jennie divorced abt. 1926.

The last time Estelle saw her father, about 1931, he had remarried and
brought his new son for a visit.

Louis had two sisters, Dora, who was unmarried, and Rose (?) who married and
moved to New Jersey.

If any of this seems familiar, please contact me privately at

pngee @ sbcglobal.net [remove spaces]

Thank you all,
Elaine Gordon
Connecticut


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Louis SIEGEL - Bronx & Brooklyn, NY #general

Elaine G
 

Dear Genners,

I am trying to find family of my aunt's father.

Louis SIEGEL (parents' names unknown), who served in the US Army in WWI,
married Jennie ACKERMAN (dau. of Morris & Ida), possibly in the Bronx, abt.
1920.

They had two daughters, both born in Brooklyn -- Sylvia, b. 1922 and Estelle
b. 1924.
Louis and Jennie divorced abt. 1926.

The last time Estelle saw her father, about 1931, he had remarried and
brought his new son for a visit.

Louis had two sisters, Dora, who was unmarried, and Rose (?) who married and
moved to New Jersey.

If any of this seems familiar, please contact me privately at

pngee @ sbcglobal.net [remove spaces]

Thank you all,
Elaine Gordon
Connecticut


Exchange of Information re FHC Films #general

Howard Margol
 

<From: "Carolyn Lea" <clea@woh.rr.com>
<I agree with Roger Lustig that an exchange of information regarding FHC
<films would be helpful. While JewishGen has a database that lists films,
<etc. of specifically Jewish sources the notes found are identical to the
<ones found at the Family Search site - at least on the one's I have checked.
<Perhaps this could be a place where additional notes could be added. I
<think this would be very helpful.

The idea is a good one except it would take a Herculean effort to accomplish
it. Nancy Goodstein, as a volunteer at the FHC, spent over a year compiling
the list of microfilms that contained Jewish records. As an example, Catholic
records in Poland prior to 1840 are listed in the Family Search site as
Catholic records. However, due to Nancy's efforts, it was learned that those
records also contain Jewish vital records and that is pointed out in the
Jewishgen database.

The results of Nancy's work was presented to IAJGS at the opening session of
the International Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah in the year 2000.
As the president of IAJGS at the time, I accepted the lists. They were in
printed form as well as in CD's. IAJGS donated the printed list (12 very thick
books) to the Center For Jewish History in New York.

Any changes to the database is up to the FHC. I am sure volunteers to do
that would be welcomed by the FHC.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Exchange of Information re FHC Films #general

Howard Margol
 

<From: "Carolyn Lea" <clea@woh.rr.com>
<I agree with Roger Lustig that an exchange of information regarding FHC
<films would be helpful. While JewishGen has a database that lists films,
<etc. of specifically Jewish sources the notes found are identical to the
<ones found at the Family Search site - at least on the one's I have checked.
<Perhaps this could be a place where additional notes could be added. I
<think this would be very helpful.

The idea is a good one except it would take a Herculean effort to accomplish
it. Nancy Goodstein, as a volunteer at the FHC, spent over a year compiling
the list of microfilms that contained Jewish records. As an example, Catholic
records in Poland prior to 1840 are listed in the Family Search site as
Catholic records. However, due to Nancy's efforts, it was learned that those
records also contain Jewish vital records and that is pointed out in the
Jewishgen database.

The results of Nancy's work was presented to IAJGS at the opening session of
the International Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah in the year 2000.
As the president of IAJGS at the time, I accepted the lists. They were in
printed form as well as in CD's. IAJGS donated the printed list (12 very thick
books) to the Center For Jewish History in New York.

Any changes to the database is up to the FHC. I am sure volunteers to do
that would be welcomed by the FHC.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia


Spielberg Archives #general

Ted <tmargulis@...>
 

The site below >from the Steven Spielberg film archives offers one an insight
into: Jewish Communities; the Holocaust; State of Israel; Pre-State and the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem. You need your sound turned on and some time
to watch each section as it can be riveting.
http://www.spielbergfilmarchive.org.il/kv/intro1.html

Warm Regards,
Ted Margulis
Palm Desert, CA
tmargulis@dc.rr.com
http://jewishwebindex.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spielberg Archives #general

Ted <tmargulis@...>
 

The site below >from the Steven Spielberg film archives offers one an insight
into: Jewish Communities; the Holocaust; State of Israel; Pre-State and the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem. You need your sound turned on and some time
to watch each section as it can be riveting.
http://www.spielbergfilmarchive.org.il/kv/intro1.html

Warm Regards,
Ted Margulis
Palm Desert, CA
tmargulis@dc.rr.com
http://jewishwebindex.com


A Tarnopol Survivor's Story and Gift #general

Mark Halpern
 

In today's News & Observer, a newspaper covering the
Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, is the interesting
story of Holocaust survivor, Sonja van der Horst, born Chaya Eichenbaum
Teichholz in Tarnopol in 1923 to Naftali Teichholz and Chawa Eichenbaum.
The story can be found online at
http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/396739.html.

Sonja survived the war as a slave laborer. She has collected reparation
payments >from the German government since the 1960s and she has never
spent any of this money. She and her family recently donated more than
$650,000 to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill to establish
a professorship in the Jewish Studies program. Sonja/Chaya's gift to UNC
is a fitting memorial in that her slave wages will pay to further
Jewish education for many students for many years to come.

More about Sonja/Chaya, including her testimony to the Spielberg Shoah
Foundation, can be found at http://www.sonjavanderhorst.org/.

Mark Halpern
West Chester, PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Tarnopol Survivor's Story and Gift #general

Mark Halpern
 

In today's News & Observer, a newspaper covering the
Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, is the interesting
story of Holocaust survivor, Sonja van der Horst, born Chaya Eichenbaum
Teichholz in Tarnopol in 1923 to Naftali Teichholz and Chawa Eichenbaum.
The story can be found online at
http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/396739.html.

Sonja survived the war as a slave laborer. She has collected reparation
payments >from the German government since the 1960s and she has never
spent any of this money. She and her family recently donated more than
$650,000 to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill to establish
a professorship in the Jewish Studies program. Sonja/Chaya's gift to UNC
is a fitting memorial in that her slave wages will pay to further
Jewish education for many students for many years to come.

More about Sonja/Chaya, including her testimony to the Spielberg Shoah
Foundation, can be found at http://www.sonjavanderhorst.org/.

Mark Halpern
West Chester, PA


Re: Polish Passport from 1921 #general

Jan Groshan <jangro@...>
 

A flat-bed scanner shouldn't hurt the document at all.


"Aliza" <alizam@bezeqint.net> wrote

Dear Genners,
A few weeks ago a cousin of mine, presented me with my great grandfathers
Polish Passport, issued in 1921.
It is extremely fragile.
I would like to photocopy it or scan it to a computor but I'm afraid that
the pages will tear. Can anyone give me any advice as to how to
copy/scan,
as well as how to preserve it.
Once this can be done, I will post it for translation.
Thank you all,
Aliza Maor
Rishon Le Zion
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Polish Passport from 1921 #general

Jan Groshan <jangro@...>
 

A flat-bed scanner shouldn't hurt the document at all.


"Aliza" <alizam@bezeqint.net> wrote

Dear Genners,
A few weeks ago a cousin of mine, presented me with my great grandfathers
Polish Passport, issued in 1921.
It is extremely fragile.
I would like to photocopy it or scan it to a computor but I'm afraid that
the pages will tear. Can anyone give me any advice as to how to
copy/scan,
as well as how to preserve it.
Once this can be done, I will post it for translation.
Thank you all,
Aliza Maor
Rishon Le Zion
Israel