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South Bend, Indiana, (LESLER, Joseph) #general

Michael A Kassner <mikehanna@...>
 

I am seeking any information on my father-in-law, Joseph LESLER. The
earliest information that I received is >from several South Bend
researchers. They obtained that information >from a South Bend, IN City
Directory dated 1926.
Joseph LESLER was born in Poland/Russia on March 10, 1898. The family
believes that he came thru Canada illegally around 1918. He had a
brother; Philip Lesler living in New Jersey

Joseph married Dorathy ROTHMAN in Chicago, Illinois on June 25, 1933.
They then moved to South Bend,Indiana. He worked at Studebaker as an
upholster, and later was a shoe and boot repair man at his own shop.

Is there an earlier South Bend, City Directory than 1926?

Michael (Smith) Kassner
Valparaiso, Indiana
Researcher #53246
mikehanna@...

Searching info on:

Charles SMITH, Russia, wife :Rachel (Fromfert) SMITH
Michael SMITH, Russia,Massachusetts,Iowa & Minnesota, Wife Anna (CHYENKUS) Smith
Hyman (Herman) SMITH, Massachusetts,Iowa,Minnesota,Chicago, Wife Pearl
(SCHWARTZ) Smith


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen South Bend, Indiana, (LESLER, Joseph) #general

Michael A Kassner <mikehanna@...>
 

I am seeking any information on my father-in-law, Joseph LESLER. The
earliest information that I received is >from several South Bend
researchers. They obtained that information >from a South Bend, IN City
Directory dated 1926.
Joseph LESLER was born in Poland/Russia on March 10, 1898. The family
believes that he came thru Canada illegally around 1918. He had a
brother; Philip Lesler living in New Jersey

Joseph married Dorathy ROTHMAN in Chicago, Illinois on June 25, 1933.
They then moved to South Bend,Indiana. He worked at Studebaker as an
upholster, and later was a shoe and boot repair man at his own shop.

Is there an earlier South Bend, City Directory than 1926?

Michael (Smith) Kassner
Valparaiso, Indiana
Researcher #53246
mikehanna@...

Searching info on:

Charles SMITH, Russia, wife :Rachel (Fromfert) SMITH
Michael SMITH, Russia,Massachusetts,Iowa & Minnesota, Wife Anna (CHYENKUS) Smith
Hyman (Herman) SMITH, Massachusetts,Iowa,Minnesota,Chicago, Wife Pearl
(SCHWARTZ) Smith


ViewMate Server #general

Sam Eneman <seneman@...>
 

Friends,

After replacing disk drives on the ViewMate server last week, our techs
restored the data >from the most recent backup, which was about a week
old. As a result we have unfortunately lost some recent postings.

If you uploaded files between September 10 and 15 and they do not
appear on the ViewMate Display page, please resubmit those files. We
are taking steps to ensure this does not happen again.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

ViewMate Team


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Server #general

Sam Eneman <seneman@...>
 

Friends,

After replacing disk drives on the ViewMate server last week, our techs
restored the data >from the most recent backup, which was about a week
old. As a result we have unfortunately lost some recent postings.

If you uploaded files between September 10 and 15 and they do not
appear on the ViewMate Display page, please resubmit those files. We
are taking steps to ensure this does not happen again.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

ViewMate Team


VM 6855 Perplexing Address #general

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have question on handwritten destination address >from an Ellis Island
manifest. The street is most likely in NYC. The microfilm is not clear,
but it is in English. It is posted to ViewMate as VM 6855. Thank you for
your help.

Burt Hecht

MODERATOR NOTE: Direct URL is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6855


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM 6855 Perplexing Address #general

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have question on handwritten destination address >from an Ellis Island
manifest. The street is most likely in NYC. The microfilm is not clear,
but it is in English. It is posted to ViewMate as VM 6855. Thank you for
your help.

Burt Hecht

MODERATOR NOTE: Direct URL is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6855


Perplexing Address #general

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have question on handwritten destination address >from an Ellis Island
manifest. The street is most likely in NYC. The microfilm is not clear,
but it is in English. Thank you for your help.

Burt Hecht

MODERATOR NOTE: Posting the image on ViewMate will enable many people to view
your manifest and increase the likelyhood of a succeful outcome:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Perplexing Address #general

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have question on handwritten destination address >from an Ellis Island
manifest. The street is most likely in NYC. The microfilm is not clear,
but it is in English. Thank you for your help.

Burt Hecht

MODERATOR NOTE: Posting the image on ViewMate will enable many people to view
your manifest and increase the likelyhood of a succeful outcome:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/


Bedzin Sosnowiec Zaglembie Area Annual Yizkor Commemoration in New Jersey #general

JCymbler@...
 

The Fraternal Order of Bendin Sosnowicer will hold its annual yizkor
commemoration at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, New Jersey on Sunday
October 9, 2005 at 12 noon.

Menachem Rozensaft will be the keynote speaker.

Jeffrey Cymbler


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bedzin Sosnowiec Zaglembie Area Annual Yizkor Commemoration in New Jersey #general

JCymbler@...
 

The Fraternal Order of Bendin Sosnowicer will hold its annual yizkor
commemoration at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, New Jersey on Sunday
October 9, 2005 at 12 noon.

Menachem Rozensaft will be the keynote speaker.

Jeffrey Cymbler


Finding my Father BLANAR #general

Daniel Cason <epeius@...>
 

Hi, i just became a member of your website, my name is
Daniel Aaron Cason, but am Daniel Aaron BLANAR on my
birth certificate.
I am having a lot of trouble tracking down my father,
and have been looking for a few years now, and I was
hoping you could help me out, because I know he is
Jewish.
His name is Alain BLANAR, he was born in Paris in the
50's probably between 1953 and 1957, if you have any
info on him or where he could be now, that would be a
great help, as I am 24 years of age and have never met
him, and would like to very much.
thanking you

Daniel Cason

MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), and family connections are being made more
and more frequently. Chances of success in your research will be greatly
enhanced if you register the name you are searching for
in the JGFF. Go to www.jewishgen.org/jgff.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding my Father BLANAR #general

Daniel Cason <epeius@...>
 

Hi, i just became a member of your website, my name is
Daniel Aaron Cason, but am Daniel Aaron BLANAR on my
birth certificate.
I am having a lot of trouble tracking down my father,
and have been looking for a few years now, and I was
hoping you could help me out, because I know he is
Jewish.
His name is Alain BLANAR, he was born in Paris in the
50's probably between 1953 and 1957, if you have any
info on him or where he could be now, that would be a
great help, as I am 24 years of age and have never met
him, and would like to very much.
thanking you

Daniel Cason

MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), and family connections are being made more
and more frequently. Chances of success in your research will be greatly
enhanced if you register the name you are searching for
in the JGFF. Go to www.jewishgen.org/jgff.


Re: ViewMate - seeking linguistics expertise #general

Jules Levin
 

Some Genner's have been critical of ViewMate "errors" in language
"categories". The Yiddish language is written in Hebrew script. Those
unfamiliar with either Hebrew or Yiddish therefore are unable to recognize
in which language their document is written. That is understandable. That
also holds true with Slavic and other foreign languages.

I believe that It is unreasonable to demand that submitters know the
language of documents/letters that they submit to ViewMate. They often don't
know, and that is why they come to ViewMate, seeking help. ...
Perhaps the categories should be changed to "language families". We will
study that. If you have expertise in linguistics, and have recommendations,
please contact the undersigned, privately.
I think this is listworthy.
I would suggest that the categories begin with the alphabet. Most people,
most of the time, should recognize whether something is written in a Hebrew,
Roman, or Cyrillic alphabet. If Cyrillic, I doubt if any official documents
were written in anything but Russian before 1918, and probably before 1991.
Roman could be Polish, German, or Czech (used for official docs???),
or other... (French, Italian, Lithuanian [after 1918]). With a very
little practice, it seems to me an educated person should be
able to distinguish between German and Polish writing. For example, only
the latter has diacritics (little marks)
over consonant letters (a dot over 'z', etc.), and little tails under a
and e sometimes. German uses more letter 'h' than Polish, where it is mostly
in 'ch'. On the other hand, if you recognize Latinate words it probably is
Polish, since German likes to use Germanic roots, and Polish borrowed
freely >from the Church clerical language.
Perhaps others can give hints on distinguishing Yiddish and Hebrew.

Jules Levin
Professor of Russian and Linguistics, Emeritus
UCLA, UCR
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: ViewMate - seeking linguistics expertise #general

Jules Levin
 

Some Genner's have been critical of ViewMate "errors" in language
"categories". The Yiddish language is written in Hebrew script. Those
unfamiliar with either Hebrew or Yiddish therefore are unable to recognize
in which language their document is written. That is understandable. That
also holds true with Slavic and other foreign languages.

I believe that It is unreasonable to demand that submitters know the
language of documents/letters that they submit to ViewMate. They often don't
know, and that is why they come to ViewMate, seeking help. ...
Perhaps the categories should be changed to "language families". We will
study that. If you have expertise in linguistics, and have recommendations,
please contact the undersigned, privately.
I think this is listworthy.
I would suggest that the categories begin with the alphabet. Most people,
most of the time, should recognize whether something is written in a Hebrew,
Roman, or Cyrillic alphabet. If Cyrillic, I doubt if any official documents
were written in anything but Russian before 1918, and probably before 1991.
Roman could be Polish, German, or Czech (used for official docs???),
or other... (French, Italian, Lithuanian [after 1918]). With a very
little practice, it seems to me an educated person should be
able to distinguish between German and Polish writing. For example, only
the latter has diacritics (little marks)
over consonant letters (a dot over 'z', etc.), and little tails under a
and e sometimes. German uses more letter 'h' than Polish, where it is mostly
in 'ch'. On the other hand, if you recognize Latinate words it probably is
Polish, since German likes to use Germanic roots, and Polish borrowed
freely >from the Church clerical language.
Perhaps others can give hints on distinguishing Yiddish and Hebrew.

Jules Levin
Professor of Russian and Linguistics, Emeritus
UCLA, UCR
Los Angeles


The KELLERMANN family of Skalka {Slovakia}, Vienna, Sweden & Israel #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I am sure many of you will enjoy reading this family
saga; I certainly did.

"In search for the Lost Grave" by Natan P.F. [Marcus]
Kellermann.

Natan's journey ... started in Vienna's 2nd district -
in the old house on Czerninggasse 23. He entered the
house, went up the stairs and looked at the apartment
No. 14 where the KELLERMANN family had lived during
the time of Kaiser Franz Josef ..... His father and
his two brothers had been born there.....

Natan soon realises after exploring the Zentral-
friedhof that his family were relatively recent
immigrants to Vienna: they had not come >from Vienna,
as but >from somewhere else.... A distant relative ....
had scribbled the name "Skalka next to Trencin" on a
small paper napkin while sitting at a coffee table
somewhere a long time ago... and Natan no idea where
Skalka was.

Well you can read it all on:

http://heh.pl/&2i1

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech The KELLERMANN family of Skalka {Slovakia}, Vienna, Sweden & Israel #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I am sure many of you will enjoy reading this family
saga; I certainly did.

"In search for the Lost Grave" by Natan P.F. [Marcus]
Kellermann.

Natan's journey ... started in Vienna's 2nd district -
in the old house on Czerninggasse 23. He entered the
house, went up the stairs and looked at the apartment
No. 14 where the KELLERMANN family had lived during
the time of Kaiser Franz Josef ..... His father and
his two brothers had been born there.....

Natan soon realises after exploring the Zentral-
friedhof that his family were relatively recent
immigrants to Vienna: they had not come >from Vienna,
as but >from somewhere else.... A distant relative ....
had scribbled the name "Skalka next to Trencin" on a
small paper napkin while sitting at a coffee table
somewhere a long time ago... and Natan no idea where
Skalka was.

Well you can read it all on:

http://heh.pl/&2i1

Celia Male [U.K.]


Re: Hebrew Free Burial Society - Washington DC #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Israel P wrote on 19 sep 2005 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

Does anyone know anything about the "Hebrew Free Burial Society" in
Washington DC? We have someone whom they might have buried.
Google is your friend:
<http://www.google.com/search?q=Hebrew.Free.Burial.Society>

"Hebrew Free Burial Society of Greater Washington"

The addres, phone numbers and emailadres are on this page:
<http://www.ziv.org/ar2002PXI.htm>

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Replace all crosses with dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew Free Burial Society - Washington DC #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Israel P wrote on 19 sep 2005 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

Does anyone know anything about the "Hebrew Free Burial Society" in
Washington DC? We have someone whom they might have buried.
Google is your friend:
<http://www.google.com/search?q=Hebrew.Free.Burial.Society>

"Hebrew Free Burial Society of Greater Washington"

The addres, phone numbers and emailadres are on this page:
<http://www.ziv.org/ar2002PXI.htm>

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Replace all crosses with dots in my emailaddress)


Database Project 2: Lives of Our Ancestors #ukraine

Marilen Pitler <mpitler@...>
 

Per the request for Database Project 2 and obtaining a better look at the
lives of our ancestors, their occupations in the Ukraine and where they
lived, here is what I have. Thank you for the hard work on this project.

1. Family name Chernoff >from Chernigov: great-great-grandfather, Munie
Chernoff, was a merchant or peddler.
2. Family name Chernoff >from Chernigov, or Konotop: great-grandfather,
Jacob Chernoff (born 1833; died July 20,1910), was an attorney in Konotop.
He was married to Rose (Rachael) Cohen (born 1844; died 1928).
3. Rose (Rachael) Cohen's father was Rabbi Jacob Cohen who died at age 77.

4. Family name Cheskis >from Zhitomer: great-grandfather, Moise Cheskis was
married to Liebe.
5. Family name Cheskis >from Zhitomer: grandmother, Pearl Cheskis (born
1883). She was married to Samuel Pitler (born in Zhitomer or Kiev, May 15,
1882).
5. Samuel Pitler's father and mother were Abraham Pitler and Shandel
Stravisky.

Marilen Pitler
St. Louis, MO


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Database Project 2: Lives of Our Ancestors #ukraine

Marilen Pitler <mpitler@...>
 

Per the request for Database Project 2 and obtaining a better look at the
lives of our ancestors, their occupations in the Ukraine and where they
lived, here is what I have. Thank you for the hard work on this project.

1. Family name Chernoff >from Chernigov: great-great-grandfather, Munie
Chernoff, was a merchant or peddler.
2. Family name Chernoff >from Chernigov, or Konotop: great-grandfather,
Jacob Chernoff (born 1833; died July 20,1910), was an attorney in Konotop.
He was married to Rose (Rachael) Cohen (born 1844; died 1928).
3. Rose (Rachael) Cohen's father was Rabbi Jacob Cohen who died at age 77.

4. Family name Cheskis >from Zhitomer: great-grandfather, Moise Cheskis was
married to Liebe.
5. Family name Cheskis >from Zhitomer: grandmother, Pearl Cheskis (born
1883). She was married to Samuel Pitler (born in Zhitomer or Kiev, May 15,
1882).
5. Samuel Pitler's father and mother were Abraham Pitler and Shandel
Stravisky.

Marilen Pitler
St. Louis, MO