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Help needed with MAOZ Family (Tel-Aviv area) telephone directory lookup #poland

Darren Dalcher <D.Dalcher@...>
 

I am trying to trace the children (or grandchildren) of Zelda (nee
BANKOWSKI) and Arie (Leibel) MIZEL in Israel. The family was originally
from Pinsk and settled in Tel-Aviv. Zelda was the first cousin of my
grandfather Raphael BANKOWSKI.

I believe that both Zelda and Arie have now passed away and that the
family changed its surname to MAOZ. Their children may still be based in
the Tel-Aviv area (I hope) and I would appreciate help in looking up
their telephone numbers. There were three children Shlomo, Yaakov and
Sara (who also got married). If any one knows of their whereabouts or is
able to provide a current telephone number for any of the children I
would be most grateful.

Many thanks,

Dr. Darren Dalcher (d.dalcher@mdx.ac.uk)

Researching: DALCHER/DOLCHER(Zamosc, Tarnogrod), SZTEINWORCEL
(Tomaszow-Lubelski), SZTERN (Krasnystaw), MAJMAN (Szczebrzeszyn),
LEDERMAN (Tarnogord)
Pinsk: BANKOWSKI, GINZBURG, SHLACKMAN, WASSERMAN

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately. Although Pinsk was
part of inter-war Poland, it is now part of Belarus, and this
message might well also be posted on the Belarus SIG list.


JRI Poland #Poland Help needed with MAOZ Family (Tel-Aviv area) telephone directory lookup #poland

Darren Dalcher <D.Dalcher@...>
 

I am trying to trace the children (or grandchildren) of Zelda (nee
BANKOWSKI) and Arie (Leibel) MIZEL in Israel. The family was originally
from Pinsk and settled in Tel-Aviv. Zelda was the first cousin of my
grandfather Raphael BANKOWSKI.

I believe that both Zelda and Arie have now passed away and that the
family changed its surname to MAOZ. Their children may still be based in
the Tel-Aviv area (I hope) and I would appreciate help in looking up
their telephone numbers. There were three children Shlomo, Yaakov and
Sara (who also got married). If any one knows of their whereabouts or is
able to provide a current telephone number for any of the children I
would be most grateful.

Many thanks,

Dr. Darren Dalcher (d.dalcher@mdx.ac.uk)

Researching: DALCHER/DOLCHER(Zamosc, Tarnogrod), SZTEINWORCEL
(Tomaszow-Lubelski), SZTERN (Krasnystaw), MAJMAN (Szczebrzeszyn),
LEDERMAN (Tarnogord)
Pinsk: BANKOWSKI, GINZBURG, SHLACKMAN, WASSERMAN

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately. Although Pinsk was
part of inter-war Poland, it is now part of Belarus, and this
message might well also be posted on the Belarus SIG list.


LARG at the IAJGS Conference this summer #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

If you are planning to attend the 26th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in New York August 13-18, 2006 please join us at the Lodz
Area Research group (LARG) annual meeting. Click here to let us know you
will be attending and the names you are researching
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/signup.htm . You will also see who
else plans to be there. As soon as we have a definite time, it will be
posted.

If you plan to have a Birds of a Feather meeting for a town within LARG, I
can add that to the site with your contact information. So far, I am
planning one for Belchatow. Please let me know if you plan to attend that
as well.

Hope to see you this summer.
Roni Liebowitz
IAJGS Conference Registration Chair

[Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz]
Scarsdale, New York
Lodz ShtetLinks http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/index.htm
Lodz Area Research Group (LARG)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/


JRI Poland #Poland LARG at the IAJGS Conference this summer #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

If you are planning to attend the 26th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in New York August 13-18, 2006 please join us at the Lodz
Area Research group (LARG) annual meeting. Click here to let us know you
will be attending and the names you are researching
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/signup.htm . You will also see who
else plans to be there. As soon as we have a definite time, it will be
posted.

If you plan to have a Birds of a Feather meeting for a town within LARG, I
can add that to the site with your contact information. So far, I am
planning one for Belchatow. Please let me know if you plan to attend that
as well.

Hope to see you this summer.
Roni Liebowitz
IAJGS Conference Registration Chair

[Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz]
Scarsdale, New York
Lodz ShtetLinks http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/index.htm
Lodz Area Research Group (LARG)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/


The Grandfather of David HALBERSTAM #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Galicianers,

For a research concerning the Chasidic Galicianer
rabbis HALBERSTAM I would appreciate info about the name and
origin of the grandfather of the American journalist
and author David HALBERSTAM (b.1934). His father Dr.
Charles (d. 1950) was born in the USA to immigrants
from what is now Poland.
Please respond privately.

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem



__________________________________________________


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia The Grandfather of David HALBERSTAM #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Galicianers,

For a research concerning the Chasidic Galicianer
rabbis HALBERSTAM I would appreciate info about the name and
origin of the grandfather of the American journalist
and author David HALBERSTAM (b.1934). His father Dr.
Charles (d. 1950) was born in the USA to immigrants
from what is now Poland.
Please respond privately.

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem



__________________________________________________


Moshe Bersin #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Evidently, you are new to South African genealogy and did realize that you
should read the InfoFile on JewishGen about how to go about researching your
family tree. This is important to do as a first step in your research.

Secondly, the RootsWeb site,
http://grub.its.uct.ac.za/cgi/cgi_RootWeb.exe?entry_point=Home and National
Archives of South Africa sites will give you much of what you want to know
about your families. For instance, there are loads of Kopman references,
some of which mention the family was >from Latvia. Other references mention
the maiden names of the women.

The SA SIG web site also has much to offer in terms of information as does
the JewishGen South African database.

Good luck with your research!!!!

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Bersin Rezekne #southafrica

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Rezekne was in the Vitebsk Gubernia and is now in Latgale. The Latvia
SIG has many records for Rezekne up on the Web. Some data >from
Rezekne may l be in the Archives in Minsk Belarus.
I would recommend that you do a search of the Latvia database. I put
in the name Bersin and there were many hits in different databases
and many Bersins >from Rezekne. You should look at all the hits
because our ancestors moved a lot and they may have been in Riga or
other parts of Latvia. There were also many hits for Kopman.

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia/Index.asp

If you feel that you have located family and want documents and
verification- You should write as follows
Mrs Irina Veinberga
Latvian State Historical Archives
Slokas iela 16
Riga LV-1007
Latvia
Email address is irinwein@latnet.lv

Arlene Beare
UK


Paypal #southafrica

Mike Getz <mikegetz005@...>
 

The SA SIG account at paypal can be accessed through:

mikesasig@comcast.net

I do apologise for some confusion on processing paypal remittances for the
SA SIG
Please contact me if more information is needed.

Mike Getz
SA SIG


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Moshe Bersin #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Evidently, you are new to South African genealogy and did realize that you
should read the InfoFile on JewishGen about how to go about researching your
family tree. This is important to do as a first step in your research.

Secondly, the RootsWeb site,
http://grub.its.uct.ac.za/cgi/cgi_RootWeb.exe?entry_point=Home and National
Archives of South Africa sites will give you much of what you want to know
about your families. For instance, there are loads of Kopman references,
some of which mention the family was >from Latvia. Other references mention
the maiden names of the women.

The SA SIG web site also has much to offer in terms of information as does
the JewishGen South African database.

Good luck with your research!!!!

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Bersin Rezekne #southafrica

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Rezekne was in the Vitebsk Gubernia and is now in Latgale. The Latvia
SIG has many records for Rezekne up on the Web. Some data >from
Rezekne may l be in the Archives in Minsk Belarus.
I would recommend that you do a search of the Latvia database. I put
in the name Bersin and there were many hits in different databases
and many Bersins >from Rezekne. You should look at all the hits
because our ancestors moved a lot and they may have been in Riga or
other parts of Latvia. There were also many hits for Kopman.

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia/Index.asp

If you feel that you have located family and want documents and
verification- You should write as follows
Mrs Irina Veinberga
Latvian State Historical Archives
Slokas iela 16
Riga LV-1007
Latvia
Email address is irinwein@latnet.lv

Arlene Beare
UK


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Paypal #southafrica

Mike Getz <mikegetz005@...>
 

The SA SIG account at paypal can be accessed through:

mikesasig@comcast.net

I do apologise for some confusion on processing paypal remittances for the
SA SIG
Please contact me if more information is needed.

Mike Getz
SA SIG


Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive, Issue 84 #france

Ernest Kallmann
 

The last issue (# 84) of our Revue is off the press. Here is the
Summary, for your pleasure and consideration.
Please respond to office@genealoj.org and visit our bilingual website
www.genealoj.org

FAMILIES

Jean-Pierre KLEITZ has found the documents preparing the 1784 Census of
the (Alsatian) Jews deposited at the Haut-Rhin archives. They contain
richer information than the published final census, family names, birth
dates and places of the family members/,/ titles and trades, estimated
assets, links and rights between the individual and the sire (taxes,
etc.). Few documents of this type have survived. We have already
published those for Rosheim, Odratzheim and seven villages of the
Hanau-Lichtenberg County (all in Bas-Rhin).

The Memoirs of Jules Hayem (1856-1947) recall the life of his family in
Metz, Longeville, Vallieres, etc. starting at the beginning of the 19^th
century. They are based on accurate memories of the religious
celebrations and the interface between Israelites and Christians. While
the full text is restricted to his family, an abridged version has been
written by Philippe LEVET, his recently deceased great-grandson. This
document provides an insight into the private and social life of several
families in Lorraine villages.

Didier AMAR has been collecting for a long time data about the Allatini,
Amar and related families. Here he brings unpublished complements to the
article by Pascal Faustini published in our issue 82.

MISCELLANEOUS

Claude Sabin NADJARI tells the history of the Or-Ahaim hospital in
Istanbul. During the 19th century, it became a significant foundation,
through the perseverance of several Jewish benefactors as well as of the
local powers. This well-documented article gives the names and for some,
a picture, of the many individuals who contributed to the success of
this venture.

In "The tools of Cay Vidal, a /mohel/ in Nimes" Eliane ROOS-SCHUHL
sketches the life of one member of the Vidal family >from Carpentras, one
of the four "/carrieres/" (ghettos) where the Jews were permitted to
live in the Comtat Venaissin. The author shows the circumciser's
operating kit and deciphers the inscriptions on each tool, while
stressing certain ambiguous terms leading to different interpretations.

RECENT EVENTS

Georges GRANER, in ">from the webmaster", introduces the revamped
website, with a new homepage, unpublished pages about "Jewish surnames",
"Research in Alsace" and "The deportees", and how to use "Q & R" as well
as the "Member's corner".

Bernard LYON-CAEN reports about the visit of the Alsace SIG to "/Jardins
Kahn/". He also reports his discovering in a 1989 bulletin of the
Reichshoffen Historical Society a list of town citizens in 1793 >from
which he cites those whose name is followed by "/Jud/" (Jew).

Ernest Kallmann
Paris, France


French SIG #France Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive, Issue 84 #france

Ernest Kallmann
 

The last issue (# 84) of our Revue is off the press. Here is the
Summary, for your pleasure and consideration.
Please respond to office@genealoj.org and visit our bilingual website
www.genealoj.org

FAMILIES

Jean-Pierre KLEITZ has found the documents preparing the 1784 Census of
the (Alsatian) Jews deposited at the Haut-Rhin archives. They contain
richer information than the published final census, family names, birth
dates and places of the family members/,/ titles and trades, estimated
assets, links and rights between the individual and the sire (taxes,
etc.). Few documents of this type have survived. We have already
published those for Rosheim, Odratzheim and seven villages of the
Hanau-Lichtenberg County (all in Bas-Rhin).

The Memoirs of Jules Hayem (1856-1947) recall the life of his family in
Metz, Longeville, Vallieres, etc. starting at the beginning of the 19^th
century. They are based on accurate memories of the religious
celebrations and the interface between Israelites and Christians. While
the full text is restricted to his family, an abridged version has been
written by Philippe LEVET, his recently deceased great-grandson. This
document provides an insight into the private and social life of several
families in Lorraine villages.

Didier AMAR has been collecting for a long time data about the Allatini,
Amar and related families. Here he brings unpublished complements to the
article by Pascal Faustini published in our issue 82.

MISCELLANEOUS

Claude Sabin NADJARI tells the history of the Or-Ahaim hospital in
Istanbul. During the 19th century, it became a significant foundation,
through the perseverance of several Jewish benefactors as well as of the
local powers. This well-documented article gives the names and for some,
a picture, of the many individuals who contributed to the success of
this venture.

In "The tools of Cay Vidal, a /mohel/ in Nimes" Eliane ROOS-SCHUHL
sketches the life of one member of the Vidal family >from Carpentras, one
of the four "/carrieres/" (ghettos) where the Jews were permitted to
live in the Comtat Venaissin. The author shows the circumciser's
operating kit and deciphers the inscriptions on each tool, while
stressing certain ambiguous terms leading to different interpretations.

RECENT EVENTS

Georges GRANER, in ">from the webmaster", introduces the revamped
website, with a new homepage, unpublished pages about "Jewish surnames",
"Research in Alsace" and "The deportees", and how to use "Q & R" as well
as the "Member's corner".

Bernard LYON-CAEN reports about the visit of the Alsace SIG to "/Jardins
Kahn/". He also reports his discovering in a 1989 bulletin of the
Reichshoffen Historical Society a list of town citizens in 1793 >from
which he cites those whose name is followed by "/Jud/" (Jew).

Ernest Kallmann
Paris, France


Leivik - a Hebrew Name? Update #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

Thank you to the many Genners who responded to me privately or on the list
about my inquiry about whether Leivik is a Hebrew name. My father listed
Leivik as his Hebrew name on paperwork for a burial society. I need to know
what Hebrew name to put on his tombstone this coming year. So,I wanted to
determine what was the correct Hebrew name as I didn't think Leivik was
Hebrew. >from somewhere deep down in my memory I remembered my father
telling me that he was called Leibl boychik.

The answers I received >from people ran the gamut:

The Hebrew name is either Aryeh, Judah, Lev, or Levi.
Leivik is either a diminutive of the Hebrew "Levi" or the Yiddish "Leib" or
"Lev."

Well, I did get an answer to my original question, i.e., Leivik is not a
Hebrew name. Now, the decision as to what name to use has to be made.

Rochelle Gershenow
Potomac, MD

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus; South Africa, USA); CHAIKIN (Priluki/Poltava,
Ukraine); GADISH/GAIDASH/GERIS (Belarus); LECKERMAN/LAKERMAN
(Priluki,Ukraine; or Pennsylvania, USA); LIFSCHITZ (Priluki,Ukraine);
PURINSON/PURINZON/PURRINSON Priluki,Ukraine; Argentina; Israel; USA);
SLONIMSKY (Minsk, Belarus)or SLONIM (USA); SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Lutzin,
Belarus; Ludza, Latvia; USA); SOKOLOFF (Priluki, Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Leivik - a Hebrew Name? Update #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

Thank you to the many Genners who responded to me privately or on the list
about my inquiry about whether Leivik is a Hebrew name. My father listed
Leivik as his Hebrew name on paperwork for a burial society. I need to know
what Hebrew name to put on his tombstone this coming year. So,I wanted to
determine what was the correct Hebrew name as I didn't think Leivik was
Hebrew. >from somewhere deep down in my memory I remembered my father
telling me that he was called Leibl boychik.

The answers I received >from people ran the gamut:

The Hebrew name is either Aryeh, Judah, Lev, or Levi.
Leivik is either a diminutive of the Hebrew "Levi" or the Yiddish "Leib" or
"Lev."

Well, I did get an answer to my original question, i.e., Leivik is not a
Hebrew name. Now, the decision as to what name to use has to be made.

Rochelle Gershenow
Potomac, MD

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus; South Africa, USA); CHAIKIN (Priluki/Poltava,
Ukraine); GADISH/GAIDASH/GERIS (Belarus); LECKERMAN/LAKERMAN
(Priluki,Ukraine; or Pennsylvania, USA); LIFSCHITZ (Priluki,Ukraine);
PURINSON/PURINZON/PURRINSON Priluki,Ukraine; Argentina; Israel; USA);
SLONIMSKY (Minsk, Belarus)or SLONIM (USA); SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Lutzin,
Belarus; Ludza, Latvia; USA); SOKOLOFF (Priluki, Ukraine)


Seeking Lea KLURFELD, AJZENBERG, KWARTOWITCZ #general

abraham ajsenberg <ajsenberg@...>
 

I'm requesting help in trying to locate a Lea Klurfeld.She most likely would
live in Israel, if still alive.
Before the Shoah she knew my aunt Mania Ajzenberg,in Warsaw,and is a
relative.In 1957 she listed Mania at the Yad Vashem site.
I have exhausted all known options to find a relative >from my Fathers
side,who is a survivor of the Shoah. A Mr.Shmuel Klurfeld,I just recently
found out,( thru the generous help of Ella Barkan in Israel,) passed away in
1998.And was buried in Petach Tikvah. In that year we lived 15 minutes away
from him and was not able to make contact. As our family moved.
He worked at Kibbutz Givat Brenner.
My Father is still alive at age 85 (Keneine Horreh) and the last 12 months I
have been trying to find out what I can.
My father was listed as dead in the Yad Vashem site under Chaim Ajzenberg in 1943.
If any information is available for the name
Ajzenberg,Klurfeld,Kwartowitcz.Please e-mail.
My Grandfather came >from Belzyce,(by Lublin) but lived in Warsaw.
My Grandmothers maiden name was Zlata Kwartowitcz. She was presumably >from Warsaw.
Also,does anyone have information on the street in Warsaw named
Szcesliwa.My father and his family lived on that street, number 3 before the war.

Abraham Ajsenberg
Yuma,Arizona, U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Lea KLURFELD, AJZENBERG, KWARTOWITCZ #general

abraham ajsenberg <ajsenberg@...>
 

I'm requesting help in trying to locate a Lea Klurfeld.She most likely would
live in Israel, if still alive.
Before the Shoah she knew my aunt Mania Ajzenberg,in Warsaw,and is a
relative.In 1957 she listed Mania at the Yad Vashem site.
I have exhausted all known options to find a relative >from my Fathers
side,who is a survivor of the Shoah. A Mr.Shmuel Klurfeld,I just recently
found out,( thru the generous help of Ella Barkan in Israel,) passed away in
1998.And was buried in Petach Tikvah. In that year we lived 15 minutes away
from him and was not able to make contact. As our family moved.
He worked at Kibbutz Givat Brenner.
My Father is still alive at age 85 (Keneine Horreh) and the last 12 months I
have been trying to find out what I can.
My father was listed as dead in the Yad Vashem site under Chaim Ajzenberg in 1943.
If any information is available for the name
Ajzenberg,Klurfeld,Kwartowitcz.Please e-mail.
My Grandfather came >from Belzyce,(by Lublin) but lived in Warsaw.
My Grandmothers maiden name was Zlata Kwartowitcz. She was presumably >from Warsaw.
Also,does anyone have information on the street in Warsaw named
Szcesliwa.My father and his family lived on that street, number 3 before the war.

Abraham Ajsenberg
Yuma,Arizona, U.S.A.


HOFFER/KOESIS #general

Michele <michelerenee217@...>
 

Hello all,

Still seeking info on ancestors/descendants of my Great grandparents:
GGF -John Hoffer (b. 1875) Switzerland/Austria
Death approx 1930, >from collapsed lung while working in a Sugar House.
{His father; my GGGF- Joseph Hoffer (b.???) Married to ?????}
GGM - Elizabeth Koesis/Erzsebet Kocsis (b.1888) Budapest, Hungary. Her
parents were Hungarian Magyars. She married John Hoffer at 16 years old.

She died approx 1972 of a stomach tumor.
Elizabeth and John were both still Aliens in 1920 living in New York.
Children of John and Elizabeth:
John (b 1915), Joseph,(b?) Mike (b 1916)
Andrew (twin b 1918), Anna (twin b 1918)
Mary (b 1910), Susan (b 1912) and my grandmother:
Irene,(b approx 1921).
Also born were several children that died at young ages, one was Steven.

Cousins are: Dobronski/Dumbroskie and it is possible that one may be still
living in NY.

Needless to say, I know both of my great grandparents were Hungarian
Jews >from Budapest and Austria/Switzerland, "exactly where" in those
regions is unknown. I am still trying to piece together information on
them and their parents through Ellis Island passenger/arrival lists and
ship records (where some writing can be very hard to decipher). Family
lore claims that the Hoffer ancestors escaped the Nazi regime and
concentration camps. I have been told that the family converted to
Catholicism because the "schools" were better during that time. However,
it is an understandable question of why my ancestors chose to switch to
Catholicism. My innate interest is in the celebration and the tradition
of the Jewish faith. I have always been Proud of my Jewish heritage
especially since being aware that it is only the girls who can pass the
religion onto their children and so on.

I obtained very useful information >from my cousin Dennis (Susan's son)
who was about 8 or 9 when my GGM Elizabeth died. He had previously done
some research and was able to provide me with crucial dates and names of
my Hoffer Aunt's and Uncle's descendants, including birthdates,
marriages, and children that were born! What a difference a date can
make in this sort of research, and of course the compilation and cross
referencing can be mind boggling and there is much work to be done. I
will be adding the pertinent info to my family tree when time allows.

I have not been able to go any further in my Hoffer research of my
GGF's parents. I understand that many first given names were carried
down >from generation to generation. Does that include female names? If
so, I found alot on Stevemorse.org and Ellis Island websites for
possible relatives of my GGM Elizabeth/Erzsebet Koesis. Can anyone
assist me in making connection between them?
Elizabeth/Erzsebet Koesis, (b 1851) (GGGM?) >from Bistl Kis Falva
Hungary, Arriving at Ellis Island Sept. 1921, visiting son George.
Andras Koesis (b 1880)
Anna Koesis (b. 1866) and Erzebet Koesis (b 1868) both Arrived July 21, 1892
Janos and Anna (married or siblings???) July, 1902 age 43

It has been difficult in pinpointing what area of Budapest
they(Hoffer/Koesis) may have lived in before coming to America so I am
at a standstill. Can anyone assist me in finding Birth/Marriage Records,
locations, or Hungarian Census Information?
Any assistance or information on any of the above would be greatly
appreciated.
Thank you. Michele Talerico Renaud, NY, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HOFFER/KOESIS #general

Michele <michelerenee217@...>
 

Hello all,

Still seeking info on ancestors/descendants of my Great grandparents:
GGF -John Hoffer (b. 1875) Switzerland/Austria
Death approx 1930, >from collapsed lung while working in a Sugar House.
{His father; my GGGF- Joseph Hoffer (b.???) Married to ?????}
GGM - Elizabeth Koesis/Erzsebet Kocsis (b.1888) Budapest, Hungary. Her
parents were Hungarian Magyars. She married John Hoffer at 16 years old.

She died approx 1972 of a stomach tumor.
Elizabeth and John were both still Aliens in 1920 living in New York.
Children of John and Elizabeth:
John (b 1915), Joseph,(b?) Mike (b 1916)
Andrew (twin b 1918), Anna (twin b 1918)
Mary (b 1910), Susan (b 1912) and my grandmother:
Irene,(b approx 1921).
Also born were several children that died at young ages, one was Steven.

Cousins are: Dobronski/Dumbroskie and it is possible that one may be still
living in NY.

Needless to say, I know both of my great grandparents were Hungarian
Jews >from Budapest and Austria/Switzerland, "exactly where" in those
regions is unknown. I am still trying to piece together information on
them and their parents through Ellis Island passenger/arrival lists and
ship records (where some writing can be very hard to decipher). Family
lore claims that the Hoffer ancestors escaped the Nazi regime and
concentration camps. I have been told that the family converted to
Catholicism because the "schools" were better during that time. However,
it is an understandable question of why my ancestors chose to switch to
Catholicism. My innate interest is in the celebration and the tradition
of the Jewish faith. I have always been Proud of my Jewish heritage
especially since being aware that it is only the girls who can pass the
religion onto their children and so on.

I obtained very useful information >from my cousin Dennis (Susan's son)
who was about 8 or 9 when my GGM Elizabeth died. He had previously done
some research and was able to provide me with crucial dates and names of
my Hoffer Aunt's and Uncle's descendants, including birthdates,
marriages, and children that were born! What a difference a date can
make in this sort of research, and of course the compilation and cross
referencing can be mind boggling and there is much work to be done. I
will be adding the pertinent info to my family tree when time allows.

I have not been able to go any further in my Hoffer research of my
GGF's parents. I understand that many first given names were carried
down >from generation to generation. Does that include female names? If
so, I found alot on Stevemorse.org and Ellis Island websites for
possible relatives of my GGM Elizabeth/Erzsebet Koesis. Can anyone
assist me in making connection between them?
Elizabeth/Erzsebet Koesis, (b 1851) (GGGM?) >from Bistl Kis Falva
Hungary, Arriving at Ellis Island Sept. 1921, visiting son George.
Andras Koesis (b 1880)
Anna Koesis (b. 1866) and Erzebet Koesis (b 1868) both Arrived July 21, 1892
Janos and Anna (married or siblings???) July, 1902 age 43

It has been difficult in pinpointing what area of Budapest
they(Hoffer/Koesis) may have lived in before coming to America so I am
at a standstill. Can anyone assist me in finding Birth/Marriage Records,
locations, or Hungarian Census Information?
Any assistance or information on any of the above would be greatly
appreciated.
Thank you. Michele Talerico Renaud, NY, USA