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Seeking information on artist Alfred H. LEVITT #general

Beth Galleto
 

Has anyone researched the artist Alfred H. LEVITT, who
lived >from 1894 to 2000? If so, I would appreciate any
information about his family tree that you could share
with me.

My mother saw his photo in a magazine, and she was
struck by his strong resemblence to one of her uncles.
This started me wondering whether he was related to my
large LEVITIN family.

Some web research yielded a number of biographies and
articles. Next I found Alfred’s WWI draft
registration, which indicated that he was originally
from Starodub in the Chernigov gubernia of Russia, a
few miles >from the town >from which my LEVITIN family
came.

I sent away for his Social Security application and
learned that his full name was Alfred Hyman LEVITT and
that his parents were Hyman and Sadie nee LEVITT. A
note on the application confirms that her maiden name
and married name were the same. It also said that he
came >from Starodub.

Searching for his passenger manifest was a challenge,
but by searching on the town Starodub I finally found
the family coming through Ellis Island on the SS Birma
on November 21, 1911. The family appeared in three
locations in the manifest and were indexed as "Leroit"
and "Leirit." No wonder they were hard to find! The
manifest showed Michla, 18; Abram, 16 (and already
listed as a painter); Meische, 11; and Mendel, 9; and
their parents Chaim and Scheine, ages 63 and 50. All
were listed under the last name of LEWIT. The manifest
said that they came >from Starodub and were going to
Chaim’s son, D. LEWIT. His address was difficult to
read but was probably 193 E. 100 Street in New York.
It may have been 173 E. 101 Street. Their nearest
relative in the old country was Itze LEWIT of
Starodub.

So far I have been unable to find any members of this
family in the 1930 or 1920 censuses, although I have
tried numerous search strategies and inventive
spellings.

Thank you for any help you may be able to provide.


Beth Galleto
Greenbrae, CA
galleto@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking information on artist Alfred H. LEVITT #general

Beth Galleto
 

Has anyone researched the artist Alfred H. LEVITT, who
lived >from 1894 to 2000? If so, I would appreciate any
information about his family tree that you could share
with me.

My mother saw his photo in a magazine, and she was
struck by his strong resemblence to one of her uncles.
This started me wondering whether he was related to my
large LEVITIN family.

Some web research yielded a number of biographies and
articles. Next I found Alfred’s WWI draft
registration, which indicated that he was originally
from Starodub in the Chernigov gubernia of Russia, a
few miles >from the town >from which my LEVITIN family
came.

I sent away for his Social Security application and
learned that his full name was Alfred Hyman LEVITT and
that his parents were Hyman and Sadie nee LEVITT. A
note on the application confirms that her maiden name
and married name were the same. It also said that he
came >from Starodub.

Searching for his passenger manifest was a challenge,
but by searching on the town Starodub I finally found
the family coming through Ellis Island on the SS Birma
on November 21, 1911. The family appeared in three
locations in the manifest and were indexed as "Leroit"
and "Leirit." No wonder they were hard to find! The
manifest showed Michla, 18; Abram, 16 (and already
listed as a painter); Meische, 11; and Mendel, 9; and
their parents Chaim and Scheine, ages 63 and 50. All
were listed under the last name of LEWIT. The manifest
said that they came >from Starodub and were going to
Chaim’s son, D. LEWIT. His address was difficult to
read but was probably 193 E. 100 Street in New York.
It may have been 173 E. 101 Street. Their nearest
relative in the old country was Itze LEWIT of
Starodub.

So far I have been unable to find any members of this
family in the 1930 or 1920 censuses, although I have
tried numerous search strategies and inventive
spellings.

Thank you for any help you may be able to provide.


Beth Galleto
Greenbrae, CA
galleto@...


Herman Haase who moved from Boston to Detroit early in 19th century #general

marcushd@juno.com <marcushd@...>
 

Mr HASSE, my grandfather, fathered my mother Flora by his wife Nelly alias Nellie,
in April 1895 at Boston, Mass. Nelly died in January 1911 at age 43. Sometime
after her mother's death my mother visited her father at Detroit, where he had
moved. Seek all info posssibe re: Mr. Haase.
s/ Henry D. Marcus, Smithville, NJ
hdmarcus@... or marcushd@....
Thanks in advance.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Herman Haase who moved from Boston to Detroit early in 19th century #general

marcushd@juno.com <marcushd@...>
 

Mr HASSE, my grandfather, fathered my mother Flora by his wife Nelly alias Nellie,
in April 1895 at Boston, Mass. Nelly died in January 1911 at age 43. Sometime
after her mother's death my mother visited her father at Detroit, where he had
moved. Seek all info posssibe re: Mr. Haase.
s/ Henry D. Marcus, Smithville, NJ
hdmarcus@... or marcushd@....
Thanks in advance.


Seeking family of Capt. Eliyahu BEN-DROR (1901-1971) of Suwalki - last residence: Rehovot, Israel #general

Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen
 

Hi and shalom,

For my PhD research I am looking for living relatives and/or
acquaintances of Eliahu BEN-DROR (1901-1971) who lived in Rehovot,
Israel, when he died on October 14, 1971, after undergoing surgery.
Eliahu BEN-DROR was born in the region of Suwalki as the son of Moshe
KATZ. As a young man he left Europe and immigrated to Palestine.
During the riots in Palestine (1936-1938) BEN-DROR joined in the Jewish
defence of Jerusalem. Towards the end of the 1930s BEN-DROR was at the
head of the training of the Jewish Settlement Police Force. During World
War II, now Captain BEN-DROR was the Jewish Agency's liaison officer
with the British military authorities in Palestine and later commanded a
Jewish combat unit attached to the British Eighth Army. His role and
activities during Israel's 1948 war are unknow to me. In a death notice
on BEN-DROR the New York Times describes him however as "a noted
military figure in Palestine and in Israel's war of independence" (NYT,
Oct. 17, 1971). I have asked several Israeli historians specializing in
the relevant subjects whether they knew anything about BEN-DROR - none
of them had ever heard of him.
from 1951 to his death in 1971 BEN-DROR finally worked for the Israel
Bond Organization in the United States as a field executive.
In 1971, his wife Tamar lived in Rehovot, Israel. His son, Michael
Robert, in New York. One unnamed grandson is also mentioned in the death
notice. BEN-DROR's two sisters were also still living in New York: Clara
ROBINSON (Dr. Jacob ROBINSON's wife) and Luba STONE.

I'd be grateful for any hints and ideas.

Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking family of Capt. Eliyahu BEN-DROR (1901-1971) of Suwalki - last residence: Rehovot, Israel #general

Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen
 

Hi and shalom,

For my PhD research I am looking for living relatives and/or
acquaintances of Eliahu BEN-DROR (1901-1971) who lived in Rehovot,
Israel, when he died on October 14, 1971, after undergoing surgery.
Eliahu BEN-DROR was born in the region of Suwalki as the son of Moshe
KATZ. As a young man he left Europe and immigrated to Palestine.
During the riots in Palestine (1936-1938) BEN-DROR joined in the Jewish
defence of Jerusalem. Towards the end of the 1930s BEN-DROR was at the
head of the training of the Jewish Settlement Police Force. During World
War II, now Captain BEN-DROR was the Jewish Agency's liaison officer
with the British military authorities in Palestine and later commanded a
Jewish combat unit attached to the British Eighth Army. His role and
activities during Israel's 1948 war are unknow to me. In a death notice
on BEN-DROR the New York Times describes him however as "a noted
military figure in Palestine and in Israel's war of independence" (NYT,
Oct. 17, 1971). I have asked several Israeli historians specializing in
the relevant subjects whether they knew anything about BEN-DROR - none
of them had ever heard of him.
from 1951 to his death in 1971 BEN-DROR finally worked for the Israel
Bond Organization in the United States as a field executive.
In 1971, his wife Tamar lived in Rehovot, Israel. His son, Michael
Robert, in New York. One unnamed grandson is also mentioned in the death
notice. BEN-DROR's two sisters were also still living in New York: Clara
ROBINSON (Dr. Jacob ROBINSON's wife) and Luba STONE.

I'd be grateful for any hints and ideas.

Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen.


Lita (Lithuania) Yizkor Book #lithuania

Max Heffler
 

We are happy to announce that four new translations >from the LITA Yizkor
Book Vol. 1 are now available at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html:

Alyta (Alytus)

A Short Visit to Alytus

Keidan (Keidainiai)

Palanga

At the above link you will find an English table of contents for Volumes 1
and 2, with live links to all articles translated to date. There is also
anindex of all personal names and place names mentioned in both volumes.

LITA is the traditional Yiddish term for "Jewish Lithuania." Historically
it has included not only the present-day country of Lithuania, but border
areas that are now part of Latvia (Courland or Kurland) to the northwest and
Belarus to the southeast. An enormous amount of material covering a wide
range of geographical areas and topics remains to be translated. However,
we cannot continue to fund translations without your donations:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
We also want to point out that JewishGen finances the infrastructure
to make online translations a reality.

Genealogy is not a spectator sport. We must all pull our weight.

Max Heffler and Sonia Kovitz, Co-Coordinators of Lita


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lita (Lithuania) Yizkor Book #lithuania

Max Heffler
 

We are happy to announce that four new translations >from the LITA Yizkor
Book Vol. 1 are now available at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html:

Alyta (Alytus)

A Short Visit to Alytus

Keidan (Keidainiai)

Palanga

At the above link you will find an English table of contents for Volumes 1
and 2, with live links to all articles translated to date. There is also
anindex of all personal names and place names mentioned in both volumes.

LITA is the traditional Yiddish term for "Jewish Lithuania." Historically
it has included not only the present-day country of Lithuania, but border
areas that are now part of Latvia (Courland or Kurland) to the northwest and
Belarus to the southeast. An enormous amount of material covering a wide
range of geographical areas and topics remains to be translated. However,
we cannot continue to fund translations without your donations:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
We also want to point out that JewishGen finances the infrastructure
to make online translations a reality.

Genealogy is not a spectator sport. We must all pull our weight.

Max Heffler and Sonia Kovitz, Co-Coordinators of Lita


Re: "Stangelberger" in German - Translation Please #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Evertjan." < exjxw.hannivoort@... > wrote in message
news:Xns970D8546DCC6eejj99@......

Stange is somewhat different >from staengel, staengel.

Probably it means, IMHO:

Somone living in a place called: Stangelberg.

Though I cannot find the place,
there is a family name "von Stangelberg" on Google,
so a geographical location is not unlikely.
In Switzerland, there is a Luzern-Stangelberg Railway. So presumably there
is a place called Stangelberg but I can't find it.


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Stangelberger" in German - Translation Please #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Evertjan." < exjxw.hannivoort@... > wrote in message
news:Xns970D8546DCC6eejj99@......

Stange is somewhat different >from staengel, staengel.

Probably it means, IMHO:

Somone living in a place called: Stangelberg.

Though I cannot find the place,
there is a family name "von Stangelberg" on Google,
so a geographical location is not unlikely.
In Switzerland, there is a Luzern-Stangelberg Railway. So presumably there
is a place called Stangelberg but I can't find it.


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


Great Grandmother with surname IRONS #general

Christine Hall <eagle@...>
 

Can anyone help me with the surname of IRONS.

This is the name of my great grandmother on my mothers side and I was told
she was Jewish.

Her full name was Louie Adelene IRONS born 1870 and died around 1951/52.
She married William James SMITH on 26th September 1891 they had 7 children
William Henry Smith, Fred Smith, James Smith, Elsie SMITH (my grandmother)
born 1897 who married Francis James CORNISH and moved to Glen Innes, NSW,
Australia) she died in 1970), Dora Smith, Margery Smith and Ivy Smith.

My Mother's cousin tells me that they lived in Worthing, Sussex, UK and
would have died there (they both lived till they were 80 and died in the
same year).

Can anyone tell me if IRONS is a jewish name or a derivative of something
else? We have been told that she kept her jewishness secret because of
anit-semitism. Unfortunately both she (my mothers cousin) and the rest of
the family have no other information and do not know where they were buried.
My main aim is to establish if the name IRONS is a jewish name and to find
out if it would be stated so on her death certificate or marriage
certificate??


Christine Hall
Oxfordshire
England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Great Grandmother with surname IRONS #general

Christine Hall <eagle@...>
 

Can anyone help me with the surname of IRONS.

This is the name of my great grandmother on my mothers side and I was told
she was Jewish.

Her full name was Louie Adelene IRONS born 1870 and died around 1951/52.
She married William James SMITH on 26th September 1891 they had 7 children
William Henry Smith, Fred Smith, James Smith, Elsie SMITH (my grandmother)
born 1897 who married Francis James CORNISH and moved to Glen Innes, NSW,
Australia) she died in 1970), Dora Smith, Margery Smith and Ivy Smith.

My Mother's cousin tells me that they lived in Worthing, Sussex, UK and
would have died there (they both lived till they were 80 and died in the
same year).

Can anyone tell me if IRONS is a jewish name or a derivative of something
else? We have been told that she kept her jewishness secret because of
anit-semitism. Unfortunately both she (my mothers cousin) and the rest of
the family have no other information and do not know where they were buried.
My main aim is to establish if the name IRONS is a jewish name and to find
out if it would be stated so on her death certificate or marriage
certificate??


Christine Hall
Oxfordshire
England


Goodman #general

Christine Hall <eagle@...>
 

Does anyone know anything about Elisabeth Louisa GOODMAN born 1887 may have
had a twin brother or sister - either Anne Goodman or possibly Bill Goodman
(my uncle cannot remember which) but know they lived in Golders Green, North
London in 1949 as he attended a Goodman Wedding in that year.

They had two daughters Diana and Jean. It was Diana's wedding and she
married an Alan Painell? Bill (assume his name was Goodman if he was the
twin otherwise do not know his surname) was an editor or publisher with one
of the newspapers in the Kemsley Group!!?? There was also a cousin John
Goodman at the same Wedding??

I have no idea where this wedding took place but it was somewhere in London,
perhaps even in Golders Green!! I have a photograph.

Anyone who may know of any of the above names or any information on
Elizabeth Louisa Goodman please could you reply privately.

The only other info I have is she was a graduate >from the Pitman School of
Shorthand in London and met my grandfather through this connection. She
worked as an apprentice and worked as a trained florist in the flower shop
on the Green Park side of Berkely Square? She went out to Australia and
married James Victor HALL in 1920 and lived in Sydney had two sons - the
eldest was my father, now deceased.

She separated >from my grandfather in 1935 and she returned to England in the
60's. I dont know anything else about her.

I never knew her as my family travelled (my father was a pilot). I am
trying to find out anything about her as I believe she was Jewish although
she was raised Church of England.

With the above information and names can anyone help me track any of the
Goodmans above??

Please reply privately. Thank you.

Christine Hall
Oxfordshire
England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Goodman #general

Christine Hall <eagle@...>
 

Does anyone know anything about Elisabeth Louisa GOODMAN born 1887 may have
had a twin brother or sister - either Anne Goodman or possibly Bill Goodman
(my uncle cannot remember which) but know they lived in Golders Green, North
London in 1949 as he attended a Goodman Wedding in that year.

They had two daughters Diana and Jean. It was Diana's wedding and she
married an Alan Painell? Bill (assume his name was Goodman if he was the
twin otherwise do not know his surname) was an editor or publisher with one
of the newspapers in the Kemsley Group!!?? There was also a cousin John
Goodman at the same Wedding??

I have no idea where this wedding took place but it was somewhere in London,
perhaps even in Golders Green!! I have a photograph.

Anyone who may know of any of the above names or any information on
Elizabeth Louisa Goodman please could you reply privately.

The only other info I have is she was a graduate >from the Pitman School of
Shorthand in London and met my grandfather through this connection. She
worked as an apprentice and worked as a trained florist in the flower shop
on the Green Park side of Berkely Square? She went out to Australia and
married James Victor HALL in 1920 and lived in Sydney had two sons - the
eldest was my father, now deceased.

She separated >from my grandfather in 1935 and she returned to England in the
60's. I dont know anything else about her.

I never knew her as my family travelled (my father was a pilot). I am
trying to find out anything about her as I believe she was Jewish although
she was raised Church of England.

With the above information and names can anyone help me track any of the
Goodmans above??

Please reply privately. Thank you.

Christine Hall
Oxfordshire
England


TEITELBAUM family #rabbinic

Todd Brody
 

I am trying to trace the family of the Yismach Moshe. Rosenstein
says that there are ten generations between R. Moshe of Ihel and the
ReMa. Does anyone here have any information about the ancestors of
the TEITELBAUM family? Thanks.

Todd Brody


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic TEITELBAUM family #rabbinic

Todd Brody
 

I am trying to trace the family of the Yismach Moshe. Rosenstein
says that there are ten generations between R. Moshe of Ihel and the
ReMa. Does anyone here have any information about the ancestors of
the TEITELBAUM family? Thanks.

Todd Brody


search in Belaya Tserkov #ukraine

Irina Kunia <iritrashba@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I ordered files to research Belaya Tserkov In Kiev archives thru private local
researcher. Anybody wants to join me for Belaya Tserkov location to share the
cost?

Irit Rashba


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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine search in Belaya Tserkov #ukraine

Irina Kunia <iritrashba@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I ordered files to research Belaya Tserkov In Kiev archives thru private local
researcher. Anybody wants to join me for Belaya Tserkov location to share the
cost?

Irit Rashba


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a new book hot off the press: Hirschaid #general

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

I just received in the mail a new and excellent book on Jewish
families in the Franconian community of Hirschaid. The book is in
German and is entitled *Juedische Familien In Der Frankenkischen
Gemeinde Hirschaid by Rudy Panzer. Mr. Panzer gives a brief history
of the community and its Jews and then reaches back in time to the
earliest member of each family, telling where they originally came
from, if known, and then moves forward to the descendents of those
families. Those who were known to have survived the Shoah are noted
with the place of refuge mentioned, along with their offspring and
offsprings' offspring.

Anyone interested in the book, if you would email me, I can send you
the email address of the publishers.

I have no personal stake in the book, other than to have helped
minimally with some of the research and correcting facts I found
different >from those I had found.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen a new book hot off the press: Hirschaid #general

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

I just received in the mail a new and excellent book on Jewish
families in the Franconian community of Hirschaid. The book is in
German and is entitled *Juedische Familien In Der Frankenkischen
Gemeinde Hirschaid by Rudy Panzer. Mr. Panzer gives a brief history
of the community and its Jews and then reaches back in time to the
earliest member of each family, telling where they originally came
from, if known, and then moves forward to the descendents of those
families. Those who were known to have survived the Shoah are noted
with the place of refuge mentioned, along with their offspring and
offsprings' offspring.

Anyone interested in the book, if you would email me, I can send you
the email address of the publishers.

I have no personal stake in the book, other than to have helped
minimally with some of the research and correcting facts I found
different >from those I had found.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel