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Russians to the Western States #general

Barbara Heinrich
 

My cousin told me about this link which tells the story of how many Russian
Jews came to Kansas and other western states.

http://www.kancoll.org/books/harris/sodcontents.htm

Barb Heinrich
Barb Gibian Heinrich,
bghheinrich@...
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

researching:GIBIANSKI, ETTENSON >from Suwalki,Vilkaviskis and Leavenworth
Kansas. SHAEFFER >from Riga, Latvia HEINRICH, LOEWY, STERN >from Burgenland
SABAT(SABATH), NEUMANN >from Bohemia


CUKIERMAN, Siedlce Rabbi? #general

Isabel Cymerman
 

I'm trying to confirm that my gggfather, Pinkhes CUKIERMAN (circa
1840-1915) was a rabbi. He lived in Siedlce, Poland and surrounding
towns and may have used the surname "ZABAWNY" later in life. I've
checked the usual sources (the Wunder book) but have not been able to
document this.

Thank you.

Isabel Cymerman
isabelcym@...


Searching for Sufonka #general

WALTER SPECTOR
 

Dear Genners,

Wolf STEINBERG came >from Sufonke in 1901

Where is Sufonke, Russia?

Walter Spector
Philadelphia
educonser@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Try the ShtetlSeeker database to help
find Sufonke. The town search is available at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/loctown.htm >.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russians to the Western States #general

Barbara Heinrich
 

My cousin told me about this link which tells the story of how many Russian
Jews came to Kansas and other western states.

http://www.kancoll.org/books/harris/sodcontents.htm

Barb Heinrich
Barb Gibian Heinrich,
bghheinrich@...
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

researching:GIBIANSKI, ETTENSON >from Suwalki,Vilkaviskis and Leavenworth
Kansas. SHAEFFER >from Riga, Latvia HEINRICH, LOEWY, STERN >from Burgenland
SABAT(SABATH), NEUMANN >from Bohemia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CUKIERMAN, Siedlce Rabbi? #general

Isabel Cymerman
 

I'm trying to confirm that my gggfather, Pinkhes CUKIERMAN (circa
1840-1915) was a rabbi. He lived in Siedlce, Poland and surrounding
towns and may have used the surname "ZABAWNY" later in life. I've
checked the usual sources (the Wunder book) but have not been able to
document this.

Thank you.

Isabel Cymerman
isabelcym@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Sufonka #general

WALTER SPECTOR
 

Dear Genners,

Wolf STEINBERG came >from Sufonke in 1901

Where is Sufonke, Russia?

Walter Spector
Philadelphia
educonser@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Try the ShtetlSeeker database to help
find Sufonke. The town search is available at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/loctown.htm >.


Request for GerSIG news from Las Vegas #germany

gersig@...
 

To all GerSIG members attending the IAJGS Conference in Las Vegas:

Unfortunately I will not be attending the annual Conference. I would
appreciate those GerSIG members who do attend to help your fellow
members be informed of events of special interest to our group as
an organization and to our members' research.

If one or more of you would send reports back to me personally please
do so to gersig@....
Such private emails can be * very informal * but all items of interest
will be read with appreciation.

As Moderator I'll consider posting any messages sent to the Forum
<gersig@...> but, as always, those emails should conform
to list standards of conventional English grammar etc. and avoid
"argumentative" and excessively personal opinions regarding Conference events.

According to the Conference Planner at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/planner.htm

the GerSIG Luncheon will be Monday 7/11 >from 12:30 - 2 p.m. This
conflicts with the Hungarian and Litvak SIG luncheons. A good report of
the GerSIG event will be much appreciated. Do we have a volunteer to provide that?

I'd like to call attention to Dr. Steven Baird's session on "Genealogy and Genetic
Diseases", Monday morning 8:15 - 9:30. Grandpa Steve is a special friend of GerSIG
and always an entertaining speaker.

*Wednesday* will bring several sessions not marked "GR" but of
potential interest to GerSIGgers who are also Early American SIG members:
"Jews of the West" 2 - 4:45 p.m.;
"State Archives and How to Use them" at 5 - 6:15 p.m. which conflicts with
"Family History on Deposit" 19th and early 20th Century Bank Records in
the same time slot.

GerSIG Coordinator Karen Franklin will offer several presentations in
Las Vegas and former "Stammbaum" Editor Carol Baird is another member-speaker.

Looking ahead, Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. will offer a preview of the 2006
Conference in New York City.

Please send us your impressions of the Las Vegas event and your
suggestions for NYC 2006.

Las Vegas has a slogan: "what happens here stays here" but I hope many of you
will take exception to the slimy slogan and send:

Personal comments - informal reports to <gersig@...>

Formal reports of Conference events of special interest to GerSIG
<gersig@...>

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC, GerSIG Coordinator and Moderator "MOD1"
<gersig@...>


German SIG #Germany Request for GerSIG news from Las Vegas #germany

gersig@...
 

To all GerSIG members attending the IAJGS Conference in Las Vegas:

Unfortunately I will not be attending the annual Conference. I would
appreciate those GerSIG members who do attend to help your fellow
members be informed of events of special interest to our group as
an organization and to our members' research.

If one or more of you would send reports back to me personally please
do so to gersig@....
Such private emails can be * very informal * but all items of interest
will be read with appreciation.

As Moderator I'll consider posting any messages sent to the Forum
<gersig@...> but, as always, those emails should conform
to list standards of conventional English grammar etc. and avoid
"argumentative" and excessively personal opinions regarding Conference events.

According to the Conference Planner at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/planner.htm

the GerSIG Luncheon will be Monday 7/11 >from 12:30 - 2 p.m. This
conflicts with the Hungarian and Litvak SIG luncheons. A good report of
the GerSIG event will be much appreciated. Do we have a volunteer to provide that?

I'd like to call attention to Dr. Steven Baird's session on "Genealogy and Genetic
Diseases", Monday morning 8:15 - 9:30. Grandpa Steve is a special friend of GerSIG
and always an entertaining speaker.

*Wednesday* will bring several sessions not marked "GR" but of
potential interest to GerSIGgers who are also Early American SIG members:
"Jews of the West" 2 - 4:45 p.m.;
"State Archives and How to Use them" at 5 - 6:15 p.m. which conflicts with
"Family History on Deposit" 19th and early 20th Century Bank Records in
the same time slot.

GerSIG Coordinator Karen Franklin will offer several presentations in
Las Vegas and former "Stammbaum" Editor Carol Baird is another member-speaker.

Looking ahead, Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. will offer a preview of the 2006
Conference in New York City.

Please send us your impressions of the Las Vegas event and your
suggestions for NYC 2006.

Las Vegas has a slogan: "what happens here stays here" but I hope many of you
will take exception to the slimy slogan and send:

Personal comments - informal reports to <gersig@...>

Formal reports of Conference events of special interest to GerSIG
<gersig@...>

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC, GerSIG Coordinator and Moderator "MOD1"
<gersig@...>


CUKIERMAN, Siedlce Rabbi? #rabbinic

Isabel Cymerman
 

Can anyone confirm that my gggf Pinkhus CUKIERMAN (circa 1840-1915)
was a rabbi? He lived in Siedlce, Poland and surrounding towns and
may have used the surname "ZABAWNY" later in life. I've checked the
usual sources (the Wunder book) but have not found any confirmation.

Please reply privately.

Isabel Cymerman
isabelcym@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic CUKIERMAN, Siedlce Rabbi? #rabbinic

Isabel Cymerman
 

Can anyone confirm that my gggf Pinkhus CUKIERMAN (circa 1840-1915)
was a rabbi? He lived in Siedlce, Poland and surrounding towns and
may have used the surname "ZABAWNY" later in life. I've checked the
usual sources (the Wunder book) but have not found any confirmation.

Please reply privately.

Isabel Cymerman
isabelcym@...


Re: Broken Branches #general

jeremy frankel
 

Stan Goodman noted:

A broken branch is an obvious symbol for a truncated life. One sees in
Christian cemeteries monuments in the form of a cut-off treetrunk, which
convey a similar feeling. If by "significance" you mean religious meaning,
there is none.
And Ann Citron wrote:

This type of monuments are common in Jewish cemeteries (at least in the US)
as well.
If Jews ever thought that this was a "Christian symbol" that might
explain why in some London Jewish cemeteries, instead of a broken
branch, one sees a broken column (as in an architectural style
column).

I have a cousin who died at age 26 in 1918. His gravestone features a
square four-sided block (four feet high) surmounted with five feet
tall column. The column also has a "wreath" slid over it.

If anyone is really interested I can email them a photograph of this example.

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-London, England
Berkeley, California, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Broken Branches #general

jeremy frankel
 

Stan Goodman noted:

A broken branch is an obvious symbol for a truncated life. One sees in
Christian cemeteries monuments in the form of a cut-off treetrunk, which
convey a similar feeling. If by "significance" you mean religious meaning,
there is none.
And Ann Citron wrote:

This type of monuments are common in Jewish cemeteries (at least in the US)
as well.
If Jews ever thought that this was a "Christian symbol" that might
explain why in some London Jewish cemeteries, instead of a broken
branch, one sees a broken column (as in an architectural style
column).

I have a cousin who died at age 26 in 1918. His gravestone features a
square four-sided block (four feet high) surmounted with five feet
tall column. The column also has a "wreath" slid over it.

If anyone is really interested I can email them a photograph of this example.

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-London, England
Berkeley, California, USA


Witnesses Can Be Very Important!! #general

hekenvin@...
 

Howard Orenstein just posted a request for a translation, in which he said:
"Please provide all the names (except those of the witnesses)..."

I believe it is a mistake to ignore the witnesses. Witnesses to milestone
events often are members of the family or close friends whose descendants may
provide information about your family. Here is an illustrative example.

My great-grandfather Alexander COHEN was naturalized in Manhattan in 1867. The
witness was Samuel JACOBS who, between 1863 and 1868, also witnessed the
naturalization documents of my great-great-grandfather Abraham COHEN and two of
my great-grandfather's brothers, Jacob and Harris COHEN. Samuel Jacobs' address
was on Baxter Street, only a few numbers down >from where my family had lived.
I wondered who he was.

COHEN is a genealogical-nightmare name to research, especially with first names
as common as Abraham and Jacob. The fact that Samuel Jacobs had witnessed the
naturalization documents of all four of these men and that all five men lived on
Baxter Street and were tailors or storekeepers (as I knew my great-grandfather to
have been) suggested to me that I had the right ones.

I knew that my great-grandparents had moved to Richmond, VA some time during the
19th century. On a whim, I looked in the 1890 Richmond city directory and --
sure enough -- there was a listing for a Samuel Jacobs. Was it the same man who
had witnessed the naturalization documents? Had one of the families moved to
Richmond in the 1880s and the other followed? Easy confirmation was difficult
because so little of the 1890 US census is extant.

Although I had no docmentary proof, I became convinced that Samuel Jacobs was the
husband of my great-grandmother's sister Ernestine ("Aunt Steena") ROTHOLZ, whose
married surname I did not know because I never had found a marriage certificate
for her. Supporting this conjecture was the fact that (1) my grandmother's
autograph book (dated "Richmond, VA 1892") contained the signature of "Your
cousin Delia Jacobs" and (2) I had heard stories about a "cousin Charlie Jacobs
who had a store in Albany."

I have been doing genealogical research since 1976, so this story goes way back.
Years ago, I put the surname JACOBS into the jewishgen Family Finder, with the
origins NYC and Richmond VA, and forgot about it.

Just two years ago, I got an email >from a man named Burt in Albany NY who had seen
my listing for Jacobs in the Family Finder. He said that his great-grandfather
had been named Samuel Jacobs and that he had lived in Richmond VA. Through a
similarity of first-names running in the family, the fact that both families had
lived in Richmond VA and Albany NY, and for other reasons, it seemed that my guess
about Aunt Steena's married name had been correct. Burt had a photo of Samuel
Jacobs, which he sent me. In turn, I sent him a photo of Aunt Steena who, we
were fairly sure, was his great-grandmother. Burt was thrilled, because "his
side" never had seen a picture of her. In fact, they hadn't even known her name.

Burt's uncle, Charles Jacobs, did have a store, so he probably was the same man
as my "cousin Charlie Jacobs who had a store in Albany." Burt and I confirmed
that we were third cousins when he sent me a photograph of his Uncle Charles'
grave and I read the Hebrew inscription: Charles Jacobs was "ben Shmuel" (son
of Samuel). Charles' death certificate provided further documentary support
that Burt and I were cousins.

Just two days ago, Burt sent me an email, in which he said that he had spoken
to his 91-year-old Aunt Essie, who we believe was named after her grandmother
(my branch's Aunt Steena) whose Hebrew name was Esther. Aunt Essie told him
that she had been born in 1914. Although we will only be certain when we have
Aunt Steena's death certificate or a grave site, we now are fairly sure that
Aunt Steena died in 1914 or before.

Look at this wealth of information >from the name of a witness. So don't ask
for a translation of all the names and exclude the witnesses. Witnesses can be
very important!

Helene Kenvin

Researching: WIESENTHAL (Skala); WEISSMAN (Trembovla, Semenov); COHEN, EINBINDER,
WAXMAN (Kalarash); SCHWARTZ, WEISS, BALAJTI (Miskolc); COHEN (19th century Gnesen,
NYC, Richmond VA); ROTHOLZ (19th century Kansas City, KS); JACOBS (19th century
NYC, Albany NY, Richmond VA); KHENVIN (Kremenchug, Kiev); GOODMAN (Chotin);
WALTMAN (Zvaniec); Zeitsev (Sofievka).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Witnesses Can Be Very Important!! #general

hekenvin@...
 

Howard Orenstein just posted a request for a translation, in which he said:
"Please provide all the names (except those of the witnesses)..."

I believe it is a mistake to ignore the witnesses. Witnesses to milestone
events often are members of the family or close friends whose descendants may
provide information about your family. Here is an illustrative example.

My great-grandfather Alexander COHEN was naturalized in Manhattan in 1867. The
witness was Samuel JACOBS who, between 1863 and 1868, also witnessed the
naturalization documents of my great-great-grandfather Abraham COHEN and two of
my great-grandfather's brothers, Jacob and Harris COHEN. Samuel Jacobs' address
was on Baxter Street, only a few numbers down >from where my family had lived.
I wondered who he was.

COHEN is a genealogical-nightmare name to research, especially with first names
as common as Abraham and Jacob. The fact that Samuel Jacobs had witnessed the
naturalization documents of all four of these men and that all five men lived on
Baxter Street and were tailors or storekeepers (as I knew my great-grandfather to
have been) suggested to me that I had the right ones.

I knew that my great-grandparents had moved to Richmond, VA some time during the
19th century. On a whim, I looked in the 1890 Richmond city directory and --
sure enough -- there was a listing for a Samuel Jacobs. Was it the same man who
had witnessed the naturalization documents? Had one of the families moved to
Richmond in the 1880s and the other followed? Easy confirmation was difficult
because so little of the 1890 US census is extant.

Although I had no docmentary proof, I became convinced that Samuel Jacobs was the
husband of my great-grandmother's sister Ernestine ("Aunt Steena") ROTHOLZ, whose
married surname I did not know because I never had found a marriage certificate
for her. Supporting this conjecture was the fact that (1) my grandmother's
autograph book (dated "Richmond, VA 1892") contained the signature of "Your
cousin Delia Jacobs" and (2) I had heard stories about a "cousin Charlie Jacobs
who had a store in Albany."

I have been doing genealogical research since 1976, so this story goes way back.
Years ago, I put the surname JACOBS into the jewishgen Family Finder, with the
origins NYC and Richmond VA, and forgot about it.

Just two years ago, I got an email >from a man named Burt in Albany NY who had seen
my listing for Jacobs in the Family Finder. He said that his great-grandfather
had been named Samuel Jacobs and that he had lived in Richmond VA. Through a
similarity of first-names running in the family, the fact that both families had
lived in Richmond VA and Albany NY, and for other reasons, it seemed that my guess
about Aunt Steena's married name had been correct. Burt had a photo of Samuel
Jacobs, which he sent me. In turn, I sent him a photo of Aunt Steena who, we
were fairly sure, was his great-grandmother. Burt was thrilled, because "his
side" never had seen a picture of her. In fact, they hadn't even known her name.

Burt's uncle, Charles Jacobs, did have a store, so he probably was the same man
as my "cousin Charlie Jacobs who had a store in Albany." Burt and I confirmed
that we were third cousins when he sent me a photograph of his Uncle Charles'
grave and I read the Hebrew inscription: Charles Jacobs was "ben Shmuel" (son
of Samuel). Charles' death certificate provided further documentary support
that Burt and I were cousins.

Just two days ago, Burt sent me an email, in which he said that he had spoken
to his 91-year-old Aunt Essie, who we believe was named after her grandmother
(my branch's Aunt Steena) whose Hebrew name was Esther. Aunt Essie told him
that she had been born in 1914. Although we will only be certain when we have
Aunt Steena's death certificate or a grave site, we now are fairly sure that
Aunt Steena died in 1914 or before.

Look at this wealth of information >from the name of a witness. So don't ask
for a translation of all the names and exclude the witnesses. Witnesses can be
very important!

Helene Kenvin

Researching: WIESENTHAL (Skala); WEISSMAN (Trembovla, Semenov); COHEN, EINBINDER,
WAXMAN (Kalarash); SCHWARTZ, WEISS, BALAJTI (Miskolc); COHEN (19th century Gnesen,
NYC, Richmond VA); ROTHOLZ (19th century Kansas City, KS); JACOBS (19th century
NYC, Albany NY, Richmond VA); KHENVIN (Kremenchug, Kiev); GOODMAN (Chotin);
WALTMAN (Zvaniec); Zeitsev (Sofievka).


searching for my Wenzelberg relatives #general

Wendygriswold <wendygriswold@...>
 

Dear Cousins:

I would be grateful for suggestions on finding a lost branch of my
WENZELBERG family, short of writing to every Wenzelberg in the phone book.
I've found lots of old information but I don't know what to do with it ..

My great grandmother was Annie/Hannah/Henna/Zelda/Helen/Anna (probably
originally Chaje) Wenzelberg. They are >from the Czarny Dunajec area of
Galicia (now southern Poland). She married Morris (Moshe?) EINHORN
apparently deserted her and four children: Chaim (Hymie, Hyman, Herman),
Sam, Ruchel (Rose), and Chane (Anna). Rose never married. Anna married Simon
SCHAUER. Their progeny are mostly in California.

My great-grandmother apparently had 12 siblings. I have some contact with
the families of the descendants of her siblings Abraham (married Gitel
ROSENWASSER), Minnie (married Louis Seiden), Lena (married Morris
Steinberg), Sam (married Anna Kaplan and, after she died, Sara HOCHHEISIGER).

There was also another brother, probably Moshe. I have records of 6 of his
descendants who came to this country. But who they (or the progeny) are and
where they are is the mystery.

This is what I know, >from EIDB records and census records (and a smidgen
from what distant cousins have told me). If any one has any suggestions on
what I can do with this information to help track down the descendants my
ggmother's brother, I will be eternally grateful.

Linka Wenzelberg (this can't be Lena, my g-gmother's sister. I think this
would be my ggmother's niece). Arriv. 1907 >from Dunajec. Dob 1889. Going to
Uncle Abraham Wenzelberger, 717 Hackensack Plank Road. Contact in Europe is
father, Moses Wenzelberg. Picked up by "Sister of Aunt Laie Einhorn,"
possibly 303 Main St., Union Hill NJ. [Possibly the "203" address shown
below.]

Rachel, arr. 1908 >from Dunajec. Going to sister, L. Wenzelberg., Union Hill,
NJ. Main St. 203

Meir arr. 1909, >from Czarny, dob 1891. Father Moses Wenzelberg in Europe.
Going to sister, Mrs. Grossberg, 96 Bergenline Ave., Union Hill NJ. So one
of the girls must have married a Grossberg? I find him on the 1910 NYC
census as Mike. Some of the cousins remember him and they tell me he never
married.

Riwke, arr. 1909 >from Czarny, dob 1893, father Moses Wenzelberg in Europe.
Going to sister Lena Wenzelberg, W 22nd St. in NYC. Or W. 98th St. Unclear.

[On the 1910 census, I find my multi-named great grandmother (listed as
Anna) in the same area of New Jersey with her 4 children ("Henry, Sam, Anna,
and Rose") and a Wenzelberg boarder who, judging by the age and the
Americanized first name, is probably Riwke or Rachel.]

Zelke, arr. 1911, going to sister Leyil on E. 2nd St. Sister paid fare.
Father Moses Wenzelberg. Released to sister Lina 114 - could be 2nd St, NY.

Israel Winselberg, arr. 1913, >from Catowice? Going to brother-in-law W.
Hasser or Vasser, >from which we can assume that one of the girls married a
Hasser or Vasser?? 696 something, Bronx
Father M. Winselberg.

Pepia? Arr. 1920 >from "Coscelna." Going to Uncle Luis Flaumerbaum? 213
Bromen (Broome?) St., NYC. Contact in Europe is Wenzelberg family.
Interesting because the cousins tell me we're somehow connected to the
Flaumerbaums. But I can't seem to find any under any spelling I can think
of.

So, now that I've compulsively collected information, is there anything I
can do with it? The ultimate goal being to find the descendants of my
ggmother's brother, Moshe Wenzelberg. [The Wenzelbergs listed in the Family
Finder are indeed my cousins, descended >from Abraham Wenzelberg.]

Many thanks,

Wendy Griswold
Arlington VA

Researching: EINHORN (Nowy Sacz area), WENZELBERG (Nowy Sacz area),
Shifuldrem (Nowy Sacz area), DWASS/DWAS/DAVIS (Ekaterinoslaw),
BLITZ/PFEIFFER (Zhurawno, near Lemberg).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen searching for my Wenzelberg relatives #general

Wendygriswold <wendygriswold@...>
 

Dear Cousins:

I would be grateful for suggestions on finding a lost branch of my
WENZELBERG family, short of writing to every Wenzelberg in the phone book.
I've found lots of old information but I don't know what to do with it ..

My great grandmother was Annie/Hannah/Henna/Zelda/Helen/Anna (probably
originally Chaje) Wenzelberg. They are >from the Czarny Dunajec area of
Galicia (now southern Poland). She married Morris (Moshe?) EINHORN
apparently deserted her and four children: Chaim (Hymie, Hyman, Herman),
Sam, Ruchel (Rose), and Chane (Anna). Rose never married. Anna married Simon
SCHAUER. Their progeny are mostly in California.

My great-grandmother apparently had 12 siblings. I have some contact with
the families of the descendants of her siblings Abraham (married Gitel
ROSENWASSER), Minnie (married Louis Seiden), Lena (married Morris
Steinberg), Sam (married Anna Kaplan and, after she died, Sara HOCHHEISIGER).

There was also another brother, probably Moshe. I have records of 6 of his
descendants who came to this country. But who they (or the progeny) are and
where they are is the mystery.

This is what I know, >from EIDB records and census records (and a smidgen
from what distant cousins have told me). If any one has any suggestions on
what I can do with this information to help track down the descendants my
ggmother's brother, I will be eternally grateful.

Linka Wenzelberg (this can't be Lena, my g-gmother's sister. I think this
would be my ggmother's niece). Arriv. 1907 >from Dunajec. Dob 1889. Going to
Uncle Abraham Wenzelberger, 717 Hackensack Plank Road. Contact in Europe is
father, Moses Wenzelberg. Picked up by "Sister of Aunt Laie Einhorn,"
possibly 303 Main St., Union Hill NJ. [Possibly the "203" address shown
below.]

Rachel, arr. 1908 >from Dunajec. Going to sister, L. Wenzelberg., Union Hill,
NJ. Main St. 203

Meir arr. 1909, >from Czarny, dob 1891. Father Moses Wenzelberg in Europe.
Going to sister, Mrs. Grossberg, 96 Bergenline Ave., Union Hill NJ. So one
of the girls must have married a Grossberg? I find him on the 1910 NYC
census as Mike. Some of the cousins remember him and they tell me he never
married.

Riwke, arr. 1909 >from Czarny, dob 1893, father Moses Wenzelberg in Europe.
Going to sister Lena Wenzelberg, W 22nd St. in NYC. Or W. 98th St. Unclear.

[On the 1910 census, I find my multi-named great grandmother (listed as
Anna) in the same area of New Jersey with her 4 children ("Henry, Sam, Anna,
and Rose") and a Wenzelberg boarder who, judging by the age and the
Americanized first name, is probably Riwke or Rachel.]

Zelke, arr. 1911, going to sister Leyil on E. 2nd St. Sister paid fare.
Father Moses Wenzelberg. Released to sister Lina 114 - could be 2nd St, NY.

Israel Winselberg, arr. 1913, >from Catowice? Going to brother-in-law W.
Hasser or Vasser, >from which we can assume that one of the girls married a
Hasser or Vasser?? 696 something, Bronx
Father M. Winselberg.

Pepia? Arr. 1920 >from "Coscelna." Going to Uncle Luis Flaumerbaum? 213
Bromen (Broome?) St., NYC. Contact in Europe is Wenzelberg family.
Interesting because the cousins tell me we're somehow connected to the
Flaumerbaums. But I can't seem to find any under any spelling I can think
of.

So, now that I've compulsively collected information, is there anything I
can do with it? The ultimate goal being to find the descendants of my
ggmother's brother, Moshe Wenzelberg. [The Wenzelbergs listed in the Family
Finder are indeed my cousins, descended >from Abraham Wenzelberg.]

Many thanks,

Wendy Griswold
Arlington VA

Researching: EINHORN (Nowy Sacz area), WENZELBERG (Nowy Sacz area),
Shifuldrem (Nowy Sacz area), DWASS/DWAS/DAVIS (Ekaterinoslaw),
BLITZ/PFEIFFER (Zhurawno, near Lemberg).


soundex look-ups #general

Jill Anderson <jill.anderson@...>
 

Dear Group

I have just realised that I am getting fewer results in database look
ups, using the soundex for "Abrahamson" than I do if I use the soundex
for "Abramson". This is not a criticism of the system, merely a warning
to look up both forms, which I mistakenly thought were the same. Maybe
this will be of use concerning other surnames.

Jill Anderson
London UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen soundex look-ups #general

Jill Anderson <jill.anderson@...>
 

Dear Group

I have just realised that I am getting fewer results in database look
ups, using the soundex for "Abrahamson" than I do if I use the soundex
for "Abramson". This is not a criticism of the system, merely a warning
to look up both forms, which I mistakenly thought were the same. Maybe
this will be of use concerning other surnames.

Jill Anderson
London UK


Paulin #hungary

korman3@...
 

Thanks to everyone that responded to my post. The information I received was very helpful.

Hope to meet some of you at the conference

Szia
Debbi Korman
Van Nuys


Hungary SIG #Hungary Paulin #hungary

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Thanks to everyone that responded to my post. The information I received was very helpful.

Hope to meet some of you at the conference

Szia
Debbi Korman
Van Nuys