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Locate address in Bronx, NY #general

beatrice swart <bswart33321@...>
 

Can someone tell me what is at 1632 Washington Ave,
Bronx, NY?

In doing my research for KALSTEIN, I find that my
father at 19, lived at that address in apt 4. I
thought he lived in a private house in the bronx, NY.

Would apprciate any info you can give me.

Bea KALSTEIN SWART
FLORIDA

Researching the following: KALSTEIN >from Raczki,
Russia-Poland & NY, RUDNICK >from Krevo, Belarus &NY,
SWART, >from Spain,Holland,London,UK, Boston and New
York. POPKY >from PA.Rose GREENFIELD from
NY,OLESKOWITZ, & SHIDLOVSKY, >from Europe and NYC..


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Locate address in Bronx, NY #general

beatrice swart <bswart33321@...>
 

Can someone tell me what is at 1632 Washington Ave,
Bronx, NY?

In doing my research for KALSTEIN, I find that my
father at 19, lived at that address in apt 4. I
thought he lived in a private house in the bronx, NY.

Would apprciate any info you can give me.

Bea KALSTEIN SWART
FLORIDA

Researching the following: KALSTEIN >from Raczki,
Russia-Poland & NY, RUDNICK >from Krevo, Belarus &NY,
SWART, >from Spain,Holland,London,UK, Boston and New
York. POPKY >from PA.Rose GREENFIELD from
NY,OLESKOWITZ, & SHIDLOVSKY, >from Europe and NYC..


Re: Austria Vienna, Poland and Hungary #general

H Duboff
 

B"H

Here is an example of not posting complete information when making a
request. Yes, I'm talking about my own posting.

I neglected to mention that ASKIN is the married name! Her maiden
name was FAERSTEIN and was originally pronounced with the ending of
-SHTEIN.

Her sister is the one with the "Austria-Poland" on her marriage
license; the same sister has "Skalo, Austria" written on her (the
sister's) husband's naturalization papers. On a brother's census
record, "Austria Yiddish" is listed as the *place* of birth, and Yiddish
is listed as the language spoken before coming to the US.

One reply informed me that in 1930, the census takers were told to
clarify the exact location rather than just "Austria." I'm wondering
if perhaps the census taker simply wrote in "Vienna" after the fact?
--
Henoch Duboff

Researching: FAERSTEIN, TICHNER; (Skalo - Austria);
MAILSHANKER/MELSZENKER (Grading/Gorodok Podol. and Buenos Aires -
Argentina); OBLETZ, ROSOFF (Dokshytz - Belarus) ; PINTOV, FINN
(Gluboko - Vilna); RAFKIN/RAVKIN (Dwinsk - Russia); ZEMBLE (Lushnitz -
Russia);DUBOWY (Zalocie - Austria)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Austria Vienna, Poland and Hungary #general

H Duboff
 

B"H

Here is an example of not posting complete information when making a
request. Yes, I'm talking about my own posting.

I neglected to mention that ASKIN is the married name! Her maiden
name was FAERSTEIN and was originally pronounced with the ending of
-SHTEIN.

Her sister is the one with the "Austria-Poland" on her marriage
license; the same sister has "Skalo, Austria" written on her (the
sister's) husband's naturalization papers. On a brother's census
record, "Austria Yiddish" is listed as the *place* of birth, and Yiddish
is listed as the language spoken before coming to the US.

One reply informed me that in 1930, the census takers were told to
clarify the exact location rather than just "Austria." I'm wondering
if perhaps the census taker simply wrote in "Vienna" after the fact?
--
Henoch Duboff

Researching: FAERSTEIN, TICHNER; (Skalo - Austria);
MAILSHANKER/MELSZENKER (Grading/Gorodok Podol. and Buenos Aires -
Argentina); OBLETZ, ROSOFF (Dokshytz - Belarus) ; PINTOV, FINN
(Gluboko - Vilna); RAFKIN/RAVKIN (Dwinsk - Russia); ZEMBLE (Lushnitz -
Russia);DUBOWY (Zalocie - Austria)


Searching BERGHEIMER #general

zvi <zvinsue@...>
 

Dear fellow Jewishgenners

I am searching for information regarding my grandfather Yakob BERGHEIMER ,
born in Diersburg Baden on 11.06.1868 . He married Elizabeth HEUMANN , born
in Guntersblum Hessen on 15.11.1869 . They lived in Mainz and in 1932 - 1933
they moved to Frankfurt where they lived in the old aged home at 6 or 8 Wohler
Street until they were deported and killed in Kovno on 22.11.1941.
I know that my grandfather had two brothers . David BERGHEIMER born
21.01.1866 possibly in Diersburg , and died 25.05.1943 . And Samuel (?)
BERGHEIMER . There may have been more brothers and sisters .
I think that my ggrandfather was Moses BERGHEIMER .
In the book " Diersburg - die Geschichte einer Judischen Landgemeinde 1738 -
1940 , there is a list of the graves in the Jewish Cemetery in Diersburg
with several " BERGHEIMER's " , but I have no idea who is connected to whom.
Where can I find information about births , deaths and marriages , and
family relationships , in order to help me understand more about my
ancestors .
I am searching for ancestors and siblings of Yakob BERGHEIMER - Diersburg ,
Mainz , Frankfurt , and will be grateful for any assistance .

Susan Herr .
Kibbutz Tzora . Israel

MODERATOR NOTE:A good place to start is the Germany Special Interest Group (SIG).
Go to: http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/. They also have a discussion group you
can join at: http://lyris.jewishgen.org/ListManager/members_add.asp


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching BERGHEIMER #general

zvi <zvinsue@...>
 

Dear fellow Jewishgenners

I am searching for information regarding my grandfather Yakob BERGHEIMER ,
born in Diersburg Baden on 11.06.1868 . He married Elizabeth HEUMANN , born
in Guntersblum Hessen on 15.11.1869 . They lived in Mainz and in 1932 - 1933
they moved to Frankfurt where they lived in the old aged home at 6 or 8 Wohler
Street until they were deported and killed in Kovno on 22.11.1941.
I know that my grandfather had two brothers . David BERGHEIMER born
21.01.1866 possibly in Diersburg , and died 25.05.1943 . And Samuel (?)
BERGHEIMER . There may have been more brothers and sisters .
I think that my ggrandfather was Moses BERGHEIMER .
In the book " Diersburg - die Geschichte einer Judischen Landgemeinde 1738 -
1940 , there is a list of the graves in the Jewish Cemetery in Diersburg
with several " BERGHEIMER's " , but I have no idea who is connected to whom.
Where can I find information about births , deaths and marriages , and
family relationships , in order to help me understand more about my
ancestors .
I am searching for ancestors and siblings of Yakob BERGHEIMER - Diersburg ,
Mainz , Frankfurt , and will be grateful for any assistance .

Susan Herr .
Kibbutz Tzora . Israel

MODERATOR NOTE:A good place to start is the Germany Special Interest Group (SIG).
Go to: http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/. They also have a discussion group you
can join at: http://lyris.jewishgen.org/ListManager/members_add.asp


Other site with Polish business directorys #general

Vangheluwe <vangheluwe.smietan@...>
 

somebody can it give to me the electronic address of this Polish site which
publish on line a Polish professional telephone directory before 1939, which
is not the site of Jewishgen, nor that of Library of congress " I dont
remember it.

Daniel Vangheluwe
France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Other site with Polish business directorys #general

Vangheluwe <vangheluwe.smietan@...>
 

somebody can it give to me the electronic address of this Polish site which
publish on line a Polish professional telephone directory before 1939, which
is not the site of Jewishgen, nor that of Library of congress " I dont
remember it.

Daniel Vangheluwe
France


Re: Danzig/Gdansk society plots #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Steven,

I am not aware of any Danzig burial plots, but would certainly like to learn
of them. Does anyone know of organizations that might have purchased such
plots?

The Leo Baeck Institute's catalog (accessible >from www.lbi.org) has, among
its many entries for items pertaining to Danzig, one for the "Samuel
Echt-Bernhard Kamnitzer Collection," which includes the following
biographical comment about Bernhard Kamnitzer:

"Bernhard Kamnitzer was born in Dirschau (now Tczew, Poland) on October 25,
1890. He worked as a lawyer and served as a judge, legislator, and senator
in the Free City of Danzig. He emigrated via Great Britain to the United
States in 1938, where he was co-founder and president of the American Danzig
Association. Kamnitzer died in New York City on July 15, 1959."

I do not know anything else about this "American Danzig Association," but it
sounds like a candidate for purchasing plots. According to the catalog
entry, this collection includes:

"Folder 9: American Danzig Association 1949-1950; Includes clippings of
former Danzig residents"

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Lasky [mailto:steve725@optonline.net]
Can somebody tell me why I cannot find a single society burial plot listing
on the www.jgsny.org database that is associated with Danzig/Gdansk?
...snip...


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland RE: Danzig/Gdansk society plots #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Steven,

I am not aware of any Danzig burial plots, but would certainly like to learn
of them. Does anyone know of organizations that might have purchased such
plots?

The Leo Baeck Institute's catalog (accessible >from www.lbi.org) has, among
its many entries for items pertaining to Danzig, one for the "Samuel
Echt-Bernhard Kamnitzer Collection," which includes the following
biographical comment about Bernhard Kamnitzer:

"Bernhard Kamnitzer was born in Dirschau (now Tczew, Poland) on October 25,
1890. He worked as a lawyer and served as a judge, legislator, and senator
in the Free City of Danzig. He emigrated via Great Britain to the United
States in 1938, where he was co-founder and president of the American Danzig
Association. Kamnitzer died in New York City on July 15, 1959."

I do not know anything else about this "American Danzig Association," but it
sounds like a candidate for purchasing plots. According to the catalog
entry, this collection includes:

"Folder 9: American Danzig Association 1949-1950; Includes clippings of
former Danzig residents"

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Lasky [mailto:steve725@optonline.net]
Can somebody tell me why I cannot find a single society burial plot listing
on the www.jgsny.org database that is associated with Danzig/Gdansk?
...snip...


Re: Question regarding cemetery sections #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 2/21/2006 2:52:13 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
sawaldfogel@qwest.net writes:

At the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York website, there is a link to
a list of the landsmanshaften covered (http://www.jgsny.org). I don't see the
name of the place you mention, but you can peruse it to look for
anything that might have a phonetic resemblance.
It's a good bet that anyone buried in the Lyakhovichi section of the
cemetery had a close connection to the place.
==for the "phonetic resemblance," enter the name of the landsmanshaft into
jewishgen's "ShtetlSeeker" and find a list of possible locations using the
soundex selection.

==But be armed with patience: every country >from Albania to Ukraine seems to
have two dozen locations with a version of that name--more popular even than
Springfield in the USA.

Michael Bernet, New York

MODERATOR NOTE: The ShtetlSeeker can befound at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Question regarding cemetery sections #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 2/21/2006 2:52:13 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
sawaldfogel@qwest.net writes:

At the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York website, there is a link to
a list of the landsmanshaften covered (http://www.jgsny.org). I don't see the
name of the place you mention, but you can peruse it to look for
anything that might have a phonetic resemblance.
It's a good bet that anyone buried in the Lyakhovichi section of the
cemetery had a close connection to the place.
==for the "phonetic resemblance," enter the name of the landsmanshaft into
jewishgen's "ShtetlSeeker" and find a list of possible locations using the
soundex selection.

==But be armed with patience: every country >from Albania to Ukraine seems to
have two dozen locations with a version of that name--more popular even than
Springfield in the USA.

Michael Bernet, New York

MODERATOR NOTE: The ShtetlSeeker can befound at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/


A Mystery! Surname change? #general

Fine Family <mafine@...>
 

A mystery
Although over the last three years of research I have been able to trace
back many of the branches of my family I have been stumped by my FINE
family ancestors. I know that they came >from the Bialystok area. I
also know that my greatgrandfather Max Fine arrived here sometime during
1889 and my greatgrandfather Golda with her baby Moshe (my grandfather)
later but certainly by September 1891. With all of that information I
have still been unable to find any mention of them in any of the
databases that I have tried. I was hoping to find them in the new
Castle Garden database - but didn't! Finally I tried just looking for
anyone with the first name Golde coming Russia and I came across an
interesting find. A Golde with her two year old baby Moses >from Russia
traveling alone September 18th, 1891 on the ship "Italy". The only
problem is their last name is listed as "Asone". I checked the
microfilm and the name Asone is very clear on the manifest. However I
checked the census records for 1900 for the name Asone (Heritage Quest
and Ancestry) and there doesn't seem to be any family Asone at all!
Could this Golde and Moses be my family? As far as I was ever told our
name was Fine even in Europe - but who knows! Any ideas?
Mordechai Fine
Researching: FINE, SOLOWITZ- Bialystok, HAMMER- Tarnopol,
BERGMAN-Skala, Mielnica, METTER, GULOWITZ-Rostov


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Mystery! Surname change? #general

Fine Family <mafine@...>
 

A mystery
Although over the last three years of research I have been able to trace
back many of the branches of my family I have been stumped by my FINE
family ancestors. I know that they came >from the Bialystok area. I
also know that my greatgrandfather Max Fine arrived here sometime during
1889 and my greatgrandfather Golda with her baby Moshe (my grandfather)
later but certainly by September 1891. With all of that information I
have still been unable to find any mention of them in any of the
databases that I have tried. I was hoping to find them in the new
Castle Garden database - but didn't! Finally I tried just looking for
anyone with the first name Golde coming Russia and I came across an
interesting find. A Golde with her two year old baby Moses >from Russia
traveling alone September 18th, 1891 on the ship "Italy". The only
problem is their last name is listed as "Asone". I checked the
microfilm and the name Asone is very clear on the manifest. However I
checked the census records for 1900 for the name Asone (Heritage Quest
and Ancestry) and there doesn't seem to be any family Asone at all!
Could this Golde and Moses be my family? As far as I was ever told our
name was Fine even in Europe - but who knows! Any ideas?
Mordechai Fine
Researching: FINE, SOLOWITZ- Bialystok, HAMMER- Tarnopol,
BERGMAN-Skala, Mielnica, METTER, GULOWITZ-Rostov


PALEVSKY in Argentina - assistance needed #general

Elise
 

All,

One of the major families that I'm researching is PALEVSKY (and variants).
I recently learned of at least one PALEVSKY family in Argentina. I haven't done
any research in Argentina yet, so I'm not too sure of the best place to begin.
I've done a few web searches and I know there have been posts to JewishGen about
research in Argentina, so I will definitely check the archives -- but any other
suggestions would certainly be appreciated.

That said, I have searched the online Argentina white pages and found 3 entries
for PALEVSKY. Unfortunately, I don't know Spanish well enough to call these
people myself. So I'm seeking a volunteer to help make contact with these people
on my behalf. If you're willing to help, please contact me privately and I'll
send you the names, phone numbers and some other info.

Thanks!
Elise Friedman
Baltimore, Maryland

http://www.research.palevsky.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PALEVSKY in Argentina - assistance needed #general

Elise
 

All,

One of the major families that I'm researching is PALEVSKY (and variants).
I recently learned of at least one PALEVSKY family in Argentina. I haven't done
any research in Argentina yet, so I'm not too sure of the best place to begin.
I've done a few web searches and I know there have been posts to JewishGen about
research in Argentina, so I will definitely check the archives -- but any other
suggestions would certainly be appreciated.

That said, I have searched the online Argentina white pages and found 3 entries
for PALEVSKY. Unfortunately, I don't know Spanish well enough to call these
people myself. So I'm seeking a volunteer to help make contact with these people
on my behalf. If you're willing to help, please contact me privately and I'll
send you the names, phone numbers and some other info.

Thanks!
Elise Friedman
Baltimore, Maryland

http://www.research.palevsky.net


Re: Russian Translations #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

At 12:53 21-02-2006, Sheila Grossnass wrote:
There is a site for machine-generated translations to and >from Russian
and other languages. Perhaps Google will find it for you.
You might be thinking of
http://babelfish.altavista.com/
and it is OK if you need translations of ordinary, daily expressions.

I received a 30 page report in Russian >from the Minsk Archives and I
getting Babelfish to translate it. It was hilarious what came out of
it! It obviously only knows present day Russian - It made weird guesses
when translating many or the old Russian words/phrases.

It was even worse when it came across Jewish names!
Just one example: Baruch was translated "Of Helmet" (sic!)

However, with that very poor translation and the Russian text,
a Russian alphabet I could make *something* useful out of it
- such as names and dates.

Later I had it translated and that was quite a different story.

Just my two censt.

Best regards
Elsebeth





--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re:Russian Translations #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

At 12:53 21-02-2006, Sheila Grossnass wrote:
There is a site for machine-generated translations to and >from Russian
and other languages. Perhaps Google will find it for you.
You might be thinking of
http://babelfish.altavista.com/
and it is OK if you need translations of ordinary, daily expressions.

I received a 30 page report in Russian >from the Minsk Archives and I
getting Babelfish to translate it. It was hilarious what came out of
it! It obviously only knows present day Russian - It made weird guesses
when translating many or the old Russian words/phrases.

It was even worse when it came across Jewish names!
Just one example: Baruch was translated "Of Helmet" (sic!)

However, with that very poor translation and the Russian text,
a Russian alphabet I could make *something* useful out of it
- such as names and dates.

Later I had it translated and that was quite a different story.

Just my two censt.

Best regards
Elsebeth





--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--


Re: Van DANTZIG, DANZIGER #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

Note that most Jews named ENGLAENDER or HOLLAENDER didn't come >from
England or Holland either; or BERLINERs >from Berlin, even. Surnames were
often taken with less gravity than, say, Hebrew names. Someone who
frequently (perhaps once every few years) had business in Danzig might
have been nicknamed "der Danziger" to distinguish him >from the two other
Jakov ben Josefs in town. The name might have stuck, and in 1812 (or
whenever) would have been a reasonable choice when fixed surname
adoption was mandated.

For what it's worth, there were several DANZIGER families among Upper
Silesian Jews, including one connected to my own family. That family's
origin was in Koenigsberg. Go figure.

[Especially disappointing: SCHWEITZER can merely mean "dairyman," i.e.,
does not necessarily have any regional connotations whatever.]

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ
julierog@ix.netcom.com

Micheline GUTMANN wrote:

... snip... As for the DANCIGER name, there were several
in Amsterdam, even before mine. ... snip...
That means that people may be called DANCIGER only because
they came through Dantzig and not because they lived there.
... snip...


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Re: Van DANTZIG, DANZIGER #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

Note that most Jews named ENGLAENDER or HOLLAENDER didn't come >from
England or Holland either; or BERLINERs >from Berlin, even. Surnames were
often taken with less gravity than, say, Hebrew names. Someone who
frequently (perhaps once every few years) had business in Danzig might
have been nicknamed "der Danziger" to distinguish him >from the two other
Jakov ben Josefs in town. The name might have stuck, and in 1812 (or
whenever) would have been a reasonable choice when fixed surname
adoption was mandated.

For what it's worth, there were several DANZIGER families among Upper
Silesian Jews, including one connected to my own family. That family's
origin was in Koenigsberg. Go figure.

[Especially disappointing: SCHWEITZER can merely mean "dairyman," i.e.,
does not necessarily have any regional connotations whatever.]

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ
julierog@ix.netcom.com

Micheline GUTMANN wrote:

... snip... As for the DANCIGER name, there were several
in Amsterdam, even before mine. ... snip...
That means that people may be called DANCIGER only because
they came through Dantzig and not because they lived there.
... snip...