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www.avaslan.net #courland #latvia

brian friedman <bsfriedman@...>
 

Dear all

I am researching my four grandparental families - Friedman (>from Libau),
Zlotover (Avaslan near Papile), Zimbler (Goldingen) and Tarshish (Zosli).
All four families emigrated >from Courland and Lithuania in the late 1880s
following the May Laws of 1882.

As part of my researches, I have travelled extensively around Courland and
met many members of the local community in Libau.

I am currently setting up a website called www.avaslan.net that tracks my
research and includes a number of photos of the area.

Please do check it out and share with me any information you may have on the
four towns/stehtls. Also if anyone can see any links with any of my four
family trees (also posted on the website) please do contact me.

Best regards to all

Brian Friedman


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia www.avaslan.net #latvia #courland

brian friedman <bsfriedman@...>
 

Dear all

I am researching my four grandparental families - Friedman (>from Libau),
Zlotover (Avaslan near Papile), Zimbler (Goldingen) and Tarshish (Zosli).
All four families emigrated >from Courland and Lithuania in the late 1880s
following the May Laws of 1882.

As part of my researches, I have travelled extensively around Courland and
met many members of the local community in Libau.

I am currently setting up a website called www.avaslan.net that tracks my
research and includes a number of photos of the area.

Please do check it out and share with me any information you may have on the
four towns/stehtls. Also if anyone can see any links with any of my four
family trees (also posted on the website) please do contact me.

Best regards to all

Brian Friedman


GINSBERG and Strassbourg #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Hello again!

Anna GINSBERG (Nov 1880 - Jul 1950) was, according to her gravestone in King
Williamstown (South Africa), born in Strassbourg. Her father was Leo GINSBERG
born either in Breslau or Beuthen, and her mother was Louise, née HOEXTER
(? HOECHSTER). Her father Leo apparently fought for the Prussians in the 1870
conflict. When she was born, the city of her birth would have been under Prussian
control.

Where would I be able to obtain a copy of Anna's birth certificate, and should
it be found, is it likely to indicate her father's profession?

Adam Yamey,London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


German SIG #Germany GINSBERG and Strassbourg #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Hello again!

Anna GINSBERG (Nov 1880 - Jul 1950) was, according to her gravestone in King
Williamstown (South Africa), born in Strassbourg. Her father was Leo GINSBERG
born either in Breslau or Beuthen, and her mother was Louise, née HOEXTER
(? HOECHSTER). Her father Leo apparently fought for the Prussians in the 1870
conflict. When she was born, the city of her birth would have been under Prussian
control.

Where would I be able to obtain a copy of Anna's birth certificate, and should
it be found, is it likely to indicate her father's profession?

Adam Yamey,London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


SITE CITE - essay on German Jewish naming practices Re: BAMBERG #germany

Kitty Munson Cooper
 

My cousin by marriage, Herbert Kaufmann, has written a nice essay on
German Jewish naming practices which is published on my family website:

http://www.kittymunson.com/Thannhauser/TheKaufmannName.html

Kitty M. Cooper Albuquerque NM (new email) <kittymcooper@gmail.com>

Researching: http://www.kittymunson.com/Thannhauser/
THANNHAUSER Moenchsdeggingen, Swabia>Munich,Bavaria>Boston (also
Huerben>Munich and Fellheim>Philadelphia)
KUTZ Moenchsdeggingen, Swabia
WURZBERGER, ENGEL Munich,Bavaria
LANGERMANN Floss,Bavaria (NYC,SouthAfrica,England)
GUGENHEIMER Huerben>Kleinerdlingen,Swabia>Regensberg,Bavaria
GUNDELFINGER Huerben>Kleinerdlingen,Swabia
STEINHARDT Floss,Bavaria


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - essay on German Jewish naming practices Re: BAMBERG #germany

Kitty Munson Cooper
 

My cousin by marriage, Herbert Kaufmann, has written a nice essay on
German Jewish naming practices which is published on my family website:

http://www.kittymunson.com/Thannhauser/TheKaufmannName.html

Kitty M. Cooper Albuquerque NM (new email) <kittymcooper@gmail.com>

Researching: http://www.kittymunson.com/Thannhauser/
THANNHAUSER Moenchsdeggingen, Swabia>Munich,Bavaria>Boston (also
Huerben>Munich and Fellheim>Philadelphia)
KUTZ Moenchsdeggingen, Swabia
WURZBERGER, ENGEL Munich,Bavaria
LANGERMANN Floss,Bavaria (NYC,SouthAfrica,England)
GUGENHEIMER Huerben>Kleinerdlingen,Swabia>Regensberg,Bavaria
GUNDELFINGER Huerben>Kleinerdlingen,Swabia
STEINHARDT Floss,Bavaria


Finding information about burial in Zlochev, Ukraine #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

My grandmother, Riwka (ne DISTENFELD) EISEN died before WW2 in Zlotchev (now
Ukr.). Is there a data base with names of people who were buried in
Zlotchev around this time.

Would love to hear >from people who may be related to our family.

Rivka Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding information about burial in Zlochev, Ukraine #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

My grandmother, Riwka (ne DISTENFELD) EISEN died before WW2 in Zlotchev (now
Ukr.). Is there a data base with names of people who were buried in
Zlotchev around this time.

Would love to hear >from people who may be related to our family.

Rivka Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Entry deciphered - Draft Card #general

ilyaz <ilyaz@...>
 

For those, who attempted to help me and tried to decipher the entries on a
WWI Draft Card. I just got a clear copy of this card >from the NARA. The
entries are as follows:
Mother Mrs. Rose
2041 Fifth Ave.
Again, thank you all.

--
Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Entry deciphered - Draft Card #general

ilyaz <ilyaz@...>
 

For those, who attempted to help me and tried to decipher the entries on a
WWI Draft Card. I just got a clear copy of this card >from the NARA. The
entries are as follows:
Mother Mrs. Rose
2041 Fifth Ave.
Again, thank you all.

--
Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida


Re: The name "Bunem"and its origins #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<MBernet@aol.com> wrote
In a message dated 8/3/2005 1:29:40 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
tulse04-news@yahoo.co.uk writes:

< I found >from Rabbi Bernard Susser's website about Devon and
Cornwall that Bunem is >from Medieval (or some such) French "bonhomme".>

==It is now generally agreed, on the recent accumulation of evidence, that
the name is derived >from French (Bon nom) or Spanish translations of the
common Hebrew name ShemTov (good name or good reputation). Beider agrees
with this
view.

==There is no common Hebrew equivalent of bonhomme/Good Man. There are two
more "youthful" forms, BenTov (good boy/son) and ElemTov (good youth) [or
TovElem] in Hebrew, Belinfante in Spanish, Bonfils in French.
I didn't understand Rabbi Susser's reference because he made mention of it
being a translation of the Hebrew. As a rabbi he would obviously know of
Shemtov, and I don't think that you would have to have a terribly good
knowledge of French to know that bon nom and not bon homme means good name.
I suspect that it was a slip in his otherwise amazingly erudite paper - and
it has clearly slipped through the editing - but they would have to have a
knowledge of Hebrew as well as French!

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The name "Bunem"and its origins #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<MBernet@aol.com> wrote
In a message dated 8/3/2005 1:29:40 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
tulse04-news@yahoo.co.uk writes:

< I found >from Rabbi Bernard Susser's website about Devon and
Cornwall that Bunem is >from Medieval (or some such) French "bonhomme".>

==It is now generally agreed, on the recent accumulation of evidence, that
the name is derived >from French (Bon nom) or Spanish translations of the
common Hebrew name ShemTov (good name or good reputation). Beider agrees
with this
view.

==There is no common Hebrew equivalent of bonhomme/Good Man. There are two
more "youthful" forms, BenTov (good boy/son) and ElemTov (good youth) [or
TovElem] in Hebrew, Belinfante in Spanish, Bonfils in French.
I didn't understand Rabbi Susser's reference because he made mention of it
being a translation of the Hebrew. As a rabbi he would obviously know of
Shemtov, and I don't think that you would have to have a terribly good
knowledge of French to know that bon nom and not bon homme means good name.
I suspect that it was a slip in his otherwise amazingly erudite paper - and
it has clearly slipped through the editing - but they would have to have a
knowledge of Hebrew as well as French!

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


Re: Wallerstein, Furth and Schwarzrheindorf #general

Kitty Munson Cooper
 

Please have a look at the IAJGS cemetery entries for your towns and
take our survey with you:
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/instructions/index.html#survey

Any updates on these cemeteries would be most appreciated.

Kitty Cooper
volunteer IAJGS cemetery project webmaster

Researching: http://www.kittymunson.com/Thannhauser/
THANNHAUSER Moenchsdeggingen, Swabia>Munich,Bavaria>Boston (also
Huerben>Munich and Fellheim>Philadelphia) KUTZ Moenchsdeggingen, Swabia
WURZBERGER, ENGEL Munich,Bavaria LANGERMANN Floss,Bavaria (NYC,SouthAfrica,
England) GUGENHEIMER Huerben>Kleinerdlingen,Swabia>Regensberg,Bavaria
GUNDELFINGER Huerben>Kleinerdlingen,Swabia STEINHARDT Floss,Bavaria


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Wallerstein, Furth and Schwarzrheindorf #general

Kitty Munson Cooper
 

Please have a look at the IAJGS cemetery entries for your towns and
take our survey with you:
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/instructions/index.html#survey

Any updates on these cemeteries would be most appreciated.

Kitty Cooper
volunteer IAJGS cemetery project webmaster

Researching: http://www.kittymunson.com/Thannhauser/
THANNHAUSER Moenchsdeggingen, Swabia>Munich,Bavaria>Boston (also
Huerben>Munich and Fellheim>Philadelphia) KUTZ Moenchsdeggingen, Swabia
WURZBERGER, ENGEL Munich,Bavaria LANGERMANN Floss,Bavaria (NYC,SouthAfrica,
England) GUGENHEIMER Huerben>Kleinerdlingen,Swabia>Regensberg,Bavaria
GUNDELFINGER Huerben>Kleinerdlingen,Swabia STEINHARDT Floss,Bavaria


Re: What is "nee" in Polish? #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

"Dr. Steven B. Tesser" <stesser@nycap.rr.com> wrote
A second question: the 3rd Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary,
at http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/digkonyv/topo/3felmeres.htm
the (East-West) longitudes seem to be off by about 17 degrees, 45
minutes. That is, the longitudes shown at the top of the map are
consistently 17 degrees, 45 minutes too high.

That would make sense if they started with the zero longitude running
(North-South) through the western end of cornwall, or something. Has
anyone noticed theis problem with the map?
Quite correct and that is basically the case. Prior to the early 20th
century international agreement that settled on the Greenwich Meridian as
the Prime Meridian for everyone, each country selected its own Prime
Meridian. The British Empire and the US used the Greenwich Meridian. The
French Empire used the Paris Meridian, of course. The Austrian Empire used
the Ferro Meridian, which passes through Hierro (or Ferro) Island, the
western-most of the Canary Islands. This makes sense for a European land
power, as everything in Europe would have an East Longitude. Very little
opportunity for that messy math connected with comparing points on both
sides of the Prime Meridian.

The Ferro Meridian is 17 degrees 40 minutes East of the Greenwich Meridian.
Hence the difference you noted.


--
Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What is "nee" in Polish? #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

"Dr. Steven B. Tesser" <stesser@nycap.rr.com> wrote
A second question: the 3rd Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary,
at http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/digkonyv/topo/3felmeres.htm
the (East-West) longitudes seem to be off by about 17 degrees, 45
minutes. That is, the longitudes shown at the top of the map are
consistently 17 degrees, 45 minutes too high.

That would make sense if they started with the zero longitude running
(North-South) through the western end of cornwall, or something. Has
anyone noticed theis problem with the map?
Quite correct and that is basically the case. Prior to the early 20th
century international agreement that settled on the Greenwich Meridian as
the Prime Meridian for everyone, each country selected its own Prime
Meridian. The British Empire and the US used the Greenwich Meridian. The
French Empire used the Paris Meridian, of course. The Austrian Empire used
the Ferro Meridian, which passes through Hierro (or Ferro) Island, the
western-most of the Canary Islands. This makes sense for a European land
power, as everything in Europe would have an East Longitude. Very little
opportunity for that messy math connected with comparing points on both
sides of the Prime Meridian.

The Ferro Meridian is 17 degrees 40 minutes East of the Greenwich Meridian.
Hence the difference you noted.


--
Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY


Feliks BEJMAN #general

Marko <marko@...>
 

Dear Cousins,

When reviewing some papers of my ancestors, I've found a
very small piece of paper which was somehow between these
documents. On this very small paper, a Polish stamp and a
name is shown only:

"Wytwornia Galanterii Pamjatkarskiel
Feliks Bejman
Sczecin, ul. Mieszko I-go 102/5"

Does anyone know what that means? And does anyone have
this name (Feliks BEJMAN) on the list?? It's strange, I
never heard this name before, and haven't any connection
to Sczecin as yet..

Thanks a lot in advance, all the best!

Marko Kupas
Germany / living in Duesseldorf, >from Brandenburg/Berlin

Researching my family names :
IRRGANG: Nowa Sol / Neusalz; Zaborowo; Berlin (Poland/Silesia and
Germany) -- ANDERS: Lippen / Nowa Sol (Poland, Silesia) -- BELIG
(Belich): Leszno / Lissa, Lublin (Poland) -- BERNHARDT: Zaborowo
(Poland/Silesia) -- ANDERSCH: Dambecz (Poland/Silesia) -- ROZYNA, born
KUCIN, unknown -- KUPAS: Greifswald; Ipolysag / Sahy; Lodz (Germany,
Hungary, Slovakia, Poland)


Dr. Nathan Adler Lodge #general

Shari Kantrow
 

Hello Genners,
Does the name Dr. Nathan Adler Lodge (associated
with Mt. Carmel cemetery in Queens, NY) sound familiar
to any of you? I wonder if, like the landsmanschaftn,
there is an ancestral town associated with it. The
lodge was disbanded in the late 1950s. My
g-grandparents Max SCHNEIDER b. abt. 1870 and Dora
MEYER SCHNEIDER b. abt. 1874 are associated with this
lodge, and I have been unable to find which town from
Austria they are from. I thought perhaps, this may
provide a lead.
Thanks in advance.
Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, NJ

researching:
MEYER, KAFKA, KUPFER, SCHAFF -Russian/Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia > NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Feliks BEJMAN #general

Marko <marko@...>
 

Dear Cousins,

When reviewing some papers of my ancestors, I've found a
very small piece of paper which was somehow between these
documents. On this very small paper, a Polish stamp and a
name is shown only:

"Wytwornia Galanterii Pamjatkarskiel
Feliks Bejman
Sczecin, ul. Mieszko I-go 102/5"

Does anyone know what that means? And does anyone have
this name (Feliks BEJMAN) on the list?? It's strange, I
never heard this name before, and haven't any connection
to Sczecin as yet..

Thanks a lot in advance, all the best!

Marko Kupas
Germany / living in Duesseldorf, >from Brandenburg/Berlin

Researching my family names :
IRRGANG: Nowa Sol / Neusalz; Zaborowo; Berlin (Poland/Silesia and
Germany) -- ANDERS: Lippen / Nowa Sol (Poland, Silesia) -- BELIG
(Belich): Leszno / Lissa, Lublin (Poland) -- BERNHARDT: Zaborowo
(Poland/Silesia) -- ANDERSCH: Dambecz (Poland/Silesia) -- ROZYNA, born
KUCIN, unknown -- KUPAS: Greifswald; Ipolysag / Sahy; Lodz (Germany,
Hungary, Slovakia, Poland)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dr. Nathan Adler Lodge #general

Shari Kantrow
 

Hello Genners,
Does the name Dr. Nathan Adler Lodge (associated
with Mt. Carmel cemetery in Queens, NY) sound familiar
to any of you? I wonder if, like the landsmanschaftn,
there is an ancestral town associated with it. The
lodge was disbanded in the late 1950s. My
g-grandparents Max SCHNEIDER b. abt. 1870 and Dora
MEYER SCHNEIDER b. abt. 1874 are associated with this
lodge, and I have been unable to find which town from
Austria they are from. I thought perhaps, this may
provide a lead.
Thanks in advance.
Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, NJ

researching:
MEYER, KAFKA, KUPFER, SCHAFF -Russian/Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia > NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY