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Minutes of the Early American Sig Meeting at the IAJGS #usa

RecordsAccess@...
 

Here at the notes >from the meeting of July 12, 2005 of the Early American
Sig at the IAJGS conference in Las Vegas.

My thanks to Barbara Glicksberg who did such a fine job of capturing
everything that went on during the time that we talked together.

Any writings in (CAPS AND PARENTHESES ) are my comments and questions.

Marvin Weinberg Coordinator, Early American Sig

EARLY AMERICAN SIG MEETING at IAGJS CONFERENCE, JULY 12, 2005

Marvin Weinberg welcomed Carol Skydell, JewishGen VP for Special Projects.
She has been approached by someone with many index cards on early families in
Pensacola,FL & Mobile.AL. She suggested that organizing these might be a
project for our group. She needs an interested person to look at the cards &
take it on as a project, & will put anyone interested in touch with the owner
of the cards. The cards might be organized as a database or state list on the
website, depending on the number of records. Opinion in the group was that
this was not a one person project.

(I'D LOVE TO GET A VOLUNTEER OR TWO TO LOOK OVER THE CARDS. IF THIS LOOKS
TOO BIG, I WOULD EXPECT MORE HELP)

Marvin asked the attendees to introduce themselves, tell when their
ancestors came to the USA, where from, & where they settled in the USA.

Rosanne Leeson-1818 >from Holland via London, settled in Richmond,VA,
Houston, TX, & NY.

Abby Schmelling-1880 >from Germany & Ukraine, to Chicago, also family in GA
Abby is interested in the etymology of the town of Bengelsdorf, Poland.

Joe Eichberg-1846 >from SW Germany to Cincinnati, Atlanta, also >from SW
Germany to Tennessee by start of Civil War, >from Alsace in 1880=E2=80=99s.

Karen Franklin-1837 mostly >from Germany.

Emily Rosenberg-1840 >from Amsterdam,London to Chicago, 1870 >from Kurland to
San Antonio.

Sandy Bursten-1837- >from Germany to Cincinnati , NY.

Allene Aubertin-1876-78 >from Poland to Philadelphia, 1880 in NY then AR.

Barbara Glicksberg-1830=E2=80=99s >from Germany to Cincinnati, 1840=E2=80=99s=
>from France to MD, Chicago, pre-Civil War to Syracuse, Rochester NY.

Marvin Weinberg-around Civil War >from Spain to Holland to USA.

Malcolm Stern's book on early Jews in America is now online. Some people
want to update the book; Karen suggested that this might be a project for our
group. All projects must go through JewishGen.

There are a number of books on Jews in various cities.

Emily thinks that early Jews in the USA tended to be Reform; would this be
a possible research project? Rosanne said that her family was Orthodox.

Marvin reported that the group has $148.50 in donations. Rosanne suggested
that a donation to the JewishGen General Fund would be worthwhile. Marvin would
like to keep the money; though we don't need it now, we may want to something
with it later.
(WE WILL PLAN TO HAVE ANOTHER MEETING NEXT YEAR WHEN IAJGS IS IN NEW YORK.)


Early American SIG #USA Minutes of the Early American Sig Meeting at the IAJGS #usa

RecordsAccess@...
 

Here at the notes >from the meeting of July 12, 2005 of the Early American
Sig at the IAJGS conference in Las Vegas.

My thanks to Barbara Glicksberg who did such a fine job of capturing
everything that went on during the time that we talked together.

Any writings in (CAPS AND PARENTHESES ) are my comments and questions.

Marvin Weinberg Coordinator, Early American Sig

EARLY AMERICAN SIG MEETING at IAGJS CONFERENCE, JULY 12, 2005

Marvin Weinberg welcomed Carol Skydell, JewishGen VP for Special Projects.
She has been approached by someone with many index cards on early families in
Pensacola,FL & Mobile.AL. She suggested that organizing these might be a
project for our group. She needs an interested person to look at the cards &
take it on as a project, & will put anyone interested in touch with the owner
of the cards. The cards might be organized as a database or state list on the
website, depending on the number of records. Opinion in the group was that
this was not a one person project.

(I'D LOVE TO GET A VOLUNTEER OR TWO TO LOOK OVER THE CARDS. IF THIS LOOKS
TOO BIG, I WOULD EXPECT MORE HELP)

Marvin asked the attendees to introduce themselves, tell when their
ancestors came to the USA, where from, & where they settled in the USA.

Rosanne Leeson-1818 >from Holland via London, settled in Richmond,VA,
Houston, TX, & NY.

Abby Schmelling-1880 >from Germany & Ukraine, to Chicago, also family in GA
Abby is interested in the etymology of the town of Bengelsdorf, Poland.

Joe Eichberg-1846 >from SW Germany to Cincinnati, Atlanta, also >from SW
Germany to Tennessee by start of Civil War, >from Alsace in 1880=E2=80=99s.

Karen Franklin-1837 mostly >from Germany.

Emily Rosenberg-1840 >from Amsterdam,London to Chicago, 1870 >from Kurland to
San Antonio.

Sandy Bursten-1837- >from Germany to Cincinnati , NY.

Allene Aubertin-1876-78 >from Poland to Philadelphia, 1880 in NY then AR.

Barbara Glicksberg-1830=E2=80=99s >from Germany to Cincinnati, 1840=E2=80=99s=
>from France to MD, Chicago, pre-Civil War to Syracuse, Rochester NY.

Marvin Weinberg-around Civil War >from Spain to Holland to USA.

Malcolm Stern's book on early Jews in America is now online. Some people
want to update the book; Karen suggested that this might be a project for our
group. All projects must go through JewishGen.

There are a number of books on Jews in various cities.

Emily thinks that early Jews in the USA tended to be Reform; would this be
a possible research project? Rosanne said that her family was Orthodox.

Marvin reported that the group has $148.50 in donations. Rosanne suggested
that a donation to the JewishGen General Fund would be worthwhile. Marvin would
like to keep the money; though we don't need it now, we may want to something
with it later.
(WE WILL PLAN TO HAVE ANOTHER MEETING NEXT YEAR WHEN IAJGS IS IN NEW YORK.)


Re: Abraham Israel de Piza (Dias) and David Israel Faro #usa

Ken Robinson <kenrob39@...>
 

Of the 6 families headed by the above two ISRAELs and 4 others were the 23
refugees >from Recife, Brazil, who landed in 1654 in New Amsterdam. What
ever became of these two men and their families? Did they stay in North
America after overcoming Governor Peter Stuyvesant's objections? Did they
return to Amsterdam or re-emigrate to other Dutch colonies in the Caribbean
or Surinam?

How can I find out?

Ken Robinson San Diego


Early American SIG #USA RE: Abraham Israel de Piza (Dias) and David Israel Faro #usa

Ken Robinson <kenrob39@...>
 

Of the 6 families headed by the above two ISRAELs and 4 others were the 23
refugees >from Recife, Brazil, who landed in 1654 in New Amsterdam. What
ever became of these two men and their families? Did they stay in North
America after overcoming Governor Peter Stuyvesant's objections? Did they
return to Amsterdam or re-emigrate to other Dutch colonies in the Caribbean
or Surinam?

How can I find out?

Ken Robinson San Diego


INTRO - researching ROSENGARTEN family from Germany #germany

robert <wrobert731@...>
 

HelloGerSig,
I just joined the group. I just started doing genealogy research for two
weeks. I am a novice in doing German Jewish Genealogy research. I live in
Dana Point, California USA and I speak and read english only.

I consider myself intermediate in using a computer. My experience in using
the internet is intermediate.

I have identified the name of my mother her birth and death date. I know the
name of my grandfather but I do not know his birth or death date.

My primary research goals now are to find out more information on my
grandfather.

The family name and towns that I am researching are:
ROSENGARTEN- this is my grandfather who lived in Berlin, Munchen, Hamburg,
Germany in about 1900, also lived in Amsterdam, Holland around 1938, and
possibly lived or visited in Vienna Austria around 1942 or earlier.

Robert Essinger Wachenheim wrobert731@cox.net Dana Point, California USA


German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching ROSENGARTEN family from Germany #germany

robert <wrobert731@...>
 

HelloGerSig,
I just joined the group. I just started doing genealogy research for two
weeks. I am a novice in doing German Jewish Genealogy research. I live in
Dana Point, California USA and I speak and read english only.

I consider myself intermediate in using a computer. My experience in using
the internet is intermediate.

I have identified the name of my mother her birth and death date. I know the
name of my grandfather but I do not know his birth or death date.

My primary research goals now are to find out more information on my
grandfather.

The family name and towns that I am researching are:
ROSENGARTEN- this is my grandfather who lived in Berlin, Munchen, Hamburg,
Germany in about 1900, also lived in Amsterdam, Holland around 1938, and
possibly lived or visited in Vienna Austria around 1942 or earlier.

Robert Essinger Wachenheim wrobert731@cox.net Dana Point, California USA


INTRO - Seeking FINKELSTEINS from Sprenglingen #germany

Kruveet k <kruveet@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I just started my genealogy research and I
could use any help I get. I speak English and Hebrew. I can find my way on the
Internet and other computer programs quite easily.

I am searching for information about the FINKELSTEIN family that moved
from Poland to Sprenglingen, Germany at the end of 1800 and lived
there till the Second World War. There might also be a connection in Frankfurt.
The head of the family was called Abraham FINKElSTEIN and his wife was
Sara. I think she was buried in Sprenglingen because she died before
the holocaust where Abraham was killed. Their son Yehuda Dov
(Bernhart) was married to Chaya (Anna) ROSENTHAL >from Frankfurt.

If anyone can tell me if there are lists or where can I find information or
documents: birth, burial, marriage (Yehuda Dov /Bernhart and Chaya /Anna probably
were married there). Are there any Jewish documents of the congregations that
were saved like Ktoobot? Thank you all

Chagit Finkelstein Jerusalem, Israel kruveet@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Seeking FINKELSTEINS from Sprenglingen #germany

Kruveet k <kruveet@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I just started my genealogy research and I
could use any help I get. I speak English and Hebrew. I can find my way on the
Internet and other computer programs quite easily.

I am searching for information about the FINKELSTEIN family that moved
from Poland to Sprenglingen, Germany at the end of 1800 and lived
there till the Second World War. There might also be a connection in Frankfurt.
The head of the family was called Abraham FINKElSTEIN and his wife was
Sara. I think she was buried in Sprenglingen because she died before
the holocaust where Abraham was killed. Their son Yehuda Dov
(Bernhart) was married to Chaya (Anna) ROSENTHAL >from Frankfurt.

If anyone can tell me if there are lists or where can I find information or
documents: birth, burial, marriage (Yehuda Dov /Bernhart and Chaya /Anna probably
were married there). Are there any Jewish documents of the congregations that
were saved like Ktoobot? Thank you all

Chagit Finkelstein Jerusalem, Israel kruveet@gmail.com


Re: GOETZ , GOTTSCHALK, Eljakim, and Gates #germany

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 7/27/2005 1:11:19 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
jaksan@cox.net writes:

< I have identified the names and birth and death dates of 4 of my
grandparents, . . . family names and towns that I am researching are:
GOETZ, Magdeburg, >

==Goetz is a German derivation >from the name GOTTSCHALK. Among Jews, it was
a first name associated with the Biblical name Eljakim.

==When you go back to the family surname adoption records you are likely to
find that the person who first registered under the Goetz name was himself
named Eljakim-Goetz, or he was the son of an Eljakim-Goetz. You might also find
the name anglicized as Gates.

Michael Bernet, New York, < _www.mem-Ber.net_ (http://www.mem-Ber.net)


German SIG #Germany Re: GOETZ , GOTTSCHALK, Eljakim, and Gates #germany

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 7/27/2005 1:11:19 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
jaksan@cox.net writes:

< I have identified the names and birth and death dates of 4 of my
grandparents, . . . family names and towns that I am researching are:
GOETZ, Magdeburg, >

==Goetz is a German derivation >from the name GOTTSCHALK. Among Jews, it was
a first name associated with the Biblical name Eljakim.

==When you go back to the family surname adoption records you are likely to
find that the person who first registered under the Goetz name was himself
named Eljakim-Goetz, or he was the son of an Eljakim-Goetz. You might also find
the name anglicized as Gates.

Michael Bernet, New York, < _www.mem-Ber.net_ (http://www.mem-Ber.net)


Re: Any news of interest from Gersig meeting in Las Vegas? #germany

MBernet@...
 

==I wish I could have provided a report on the Las Vegas Conference.
I was scheduled to present at the conference, on "The Diversity of German Jewry"
--an attempt to break through the stereotypical views about German Jewry and
its accomplishments in all areas, as held by too many genners.

==Unfortunately, I suffered a health setback in the spring and was advised
by my doctors to avoid the altitude of Las Vegas and its devastating summer
heat. Accordingly, I canceled, sadly.

==I had sent in with my proposal a suggested reading and resource list. Does
anyone know whether that ever made it into publication, on paper, on disk,
or in the jewishgen archives? If so, please let us know. If not, can anyone
help me make it available to gersiggers on line; unfortunately I do not have
the resources to send copies to individuals.

==I'm glad to say that my health has improved tremendously in the past few
weeks, in large part due to a magical electronic device termed "cardiac resynch
therapy" (mention it to your cardiologist if you're, like me,
heart-broken). I'll be at next year's conference in NYC, provided I don't have
to go above the 147th storey.

Michael Bernet, New York, < _www.mem-Ber.net_ (http://www.mem-Ber.net)


German SIG #Germany Re: Any news of interest from Gersig meeting in Las Vegas? #germany

MBernet@...
 

==I wish I could have provided a report on the Las Vegas Conference.
I was scheduled to present at the conference, on "The Diversity of German Jewry"
--an attempt to break through the stereotypical views about German Jewry and
its accomplishments in all areas, as held by too many genners.

==Unfortunately, I suffered a health setback in the spring and was advised
by my doctors to avoid the altitude of Las Vegas and its devastating summer
heat. Accordingly, I canceled, sadly.

==I had sent in with my proposal a suggested reading and resource list. Does
anyone know whether that ever made it into publication, on paper, on disk,
or in the jewishgen archives? If so, please let us know. If not, can anyone
help me make it available to gersiggers on line; unfortunately I do not have
the resources to send copies to individuals.

==I'm glad to say that my health has improved tremendously in the past few
weeks, in large part due to a magical electronic device termed "cardiac resynch
therapy" (mention it to your cardiologist if you're, like me,
heart-broken). I'll be at next year's conference in NYC, provided I don't have
to go above the 147th storey.

Michael Bernet, New York, < _www.mem-Ber.net_ (http://www.mem-Ber.net)


Recorded IAJGS Conerence Sessions Ready for Shipment #lodz #poland

Shirley Rotbein Flaum <sfemail-gen@...>
 

[Moderator Note: This message is forwarded >from Carol Skydell.]

Dear 'Genners..
We are delighted to tell you about a wonderful opportunity to own a set of
3 CDs containing 31 recorded presentations at the just concluded IAJGS
conference in Las Vegas. All this is thanks to Ron Arons and his small
army of volunteers. Ron stepped up to the plate when it was announced that
the customary practice of recording the sessions could not be
followed. Conference attendees as well as those who were not able to join
us in Las Vegas now have an opportunity to listen to 31 of the sessions.

We are making the complete set available at a very affordable $35 plus
modest shipping and handling costs. Shipping cost will vary depending on
the country to which the set is being delivered and will show up when you
go through the ordering system in the Mall. Nothing is charged to your
credit card until you approve, so don't be timid about using the
system. Ron will start burning CDs and shipping as soon as he begins to
get the orders. Hopefully you will keep him busy for the next few weeks!
<g>

To see a complete listing of which of the sessions were recorded visit
the JewishGenMall at www.jewishgenmall.org The quickest way to find
the complete description is to either enter the full title into the search
field,
"IAJGS 2005 Conference Lectures in a 3 CD Set (MP3 audio files)" or just
select "Recorded Lecture"s >from the Topic drop down box.
The sooner you order, the sooner you can enjoy listening to the conference
lectures at your leisure.
Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Recorded IAJGS Conerence Sessions Ready for Shipment #lodz #poland

Shirley Rotbein Flaum <sfemail-gen@...>
 

[Moderator Note: This message is forwarded >from Carol Skydell.]

Dear 'Genners..
We are delighted to tell you about a wonderful opportunity to own a set of
3 CDs containing 31 recorded presentations at the just concluded IAJGS
conference in Las Vegas. All this is thanks to Ron Arons and his small
army of volunteers. Ron stepped up to the plate when it was announced that
the customary practice of recording the sessions could not be
followed. Conference attendees as well as those who were not able to join
us in Las Vegas now have an opportunity to listen to 31 of the sessions.

We are making the complete set available at a very affordable $35 plus
modest shipping and handling costs. Shipping cost will vary depending on
the country to which the set is being delivered and will show up when you
go through the ordering system in the Mall. Nothing is charged to your
credit card until you approve, so don't be timid about using the
system. Ron will start burning CDs and shipping as soon as he begins to
get the orders. Hopefully you will keep him busy for the next few weeks!
<g>

To see a complete listing of which of the sessions were recorded visit
the JewishGenMall at www.jewishgenmall.org The quickest way to find
the complete description is to either enter the full title into the search
field,
"IAJGS 2005 Conference Lectures in a 3 CD Set (MP3 audio files)" or just
select "Recorded Lecture"s >from the Topic drop down box.
The sooner you order, the sooner you can enjoy listening to the conference
lectures at your leisure.
Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


Polish gangster Urke Nachalnik (Wizna, Warsaw and Otwock, Poland) - Part 2 #poland

Jose Gutstein
 

I've added a second article about famous Polish gangster Urke Nachalnik,
this one written by Abraham Karpinowicz, noted Yiddish writer >from Vilna.

http://www.wizna.com/urke2.htm

Urke was born Icek Farberowicz in Wizna in 1897, to a wealthy family, but
his life took a rebellious turn after his father's second marriage. Urke
went >from Yeshiva boy, to a criminal, and then, to a self-made author who
was famous in his time and made a good living at it. And finally, to his
heroic end, in underground actions against the Germans, in Otwock, Poland
(near Warsaw). He was caught derailing Nazi trains, and killed as a result.
His books and stories were published in several languages, and made into
theater plays and newspaper serial stories. Likewise, numerous books and
articles about Polish gangsters have included sections about Urke.

Urke's wife Liza and son Shmuel were last seen in the Warsaw Ghetto.

If you have connections to Otwock and have stories (or photos) about Urke,
please contact me.

Thanks,

...........................................
Jose Gutstein
E-Mail: Gutstein@bellsouth.net
Radzilow web page: http://www.radzilow.com
Szczuczyn web page: http://www.szczuczyn.com
Wizna web page: http://www.wizna.com


JRI Poland #Poland Polish gangster Urke Nachalnik (Wizna, Warsaw and Otwock, Poland) - Part 2 #poland

Jose Gutstein
 

I've added a second article about famous Polish gangster Urke Nachalnik,
this one written by Abraham Karpinowicz, noted Yiddish writer >from Vilna.

http://www.wizna.com/urke2.htm

Urke was born Icek Farberowicz in Wizna in 1897, to a wealthy family, but
his life took a rebellious turn after his father's second marriage. Urke
went >from Yeshiva boy, to a criminal, and then, to a self-made author who
was famous in his time and made a good living at it. And finally, to his
heroic end, in underground actions against the Germans, in Otwock, Poland
(near Warsaw). He was caught derailing Nazi trains, and killed as a result.
His books and stories were published in several languages, and made into
theater plays and newspaper serial stories. Likewise, numerous books and
articles about Polish gangsters have included sections about Urke.

Urke's wife Liza and son Shmuel were last seen in the Warsaw Ghetto.

If you have connections to Otwock and have stories (or photos) about Urke,
please contact me.

Thanks,

...........................................
Jose Gutstein
E-Mail: Gutstein@bellsouth.net
Radzilow web page: http://www.radzilow.com
Szczuczyn web page: http://www.szczuczyn.com
Wizna web page: http://www.wizna.com


Searching for a great fire in a Suwalki gubernia town in 1865 #poland

Mel Werbach <mel@...>
 

Two of my ancestors, Rubin and "Marion" LEWINOWSKI,
were siblings in a small town in the Suwalki gubernia.
Although I have been unsuccessful in discovering the
name of the town, I do have one hint >from family lore:

"In 1865, Rubin's wife Chawa was burnt to death in a
great town fire."

In my searching on the internet, I discovered one
town, now named Kudirkos Naumiestis, in which a great
fire destroyed the entire Jewish section in 1865.
Moreover, the town (now in Lithuania) was in the
Suwalki gubernia between 1866 and the end of World War
I.

Before I focus my research efforts on obtaining
archival records >from this town, I was wondering if
any JewishGenners may know of other towns that
qualify; namely, towns that were in the Suwalki
gubernia that suffered >from a great fire in 1865.

Also, perhaps someone has an idea as to where I may be
able to find a listing of towns in the general area
that had major fires in 1865. (I have already done
extensive searching with a major search engine.)

Mel Werbach

Researching
HORENSTEIN, KOMISAR, KANFER, KORENBLIT, VERBUKH from
Volhynia, Podolia and Kiev guberniyas, Ukraine;
AUZENBERG, LEWINOWSKI or LUDWINOWSKI, RUBINSKI,
SEJNENSKI >from Suwalki, Poland; MISHURSKY >from Kovne, Lithuania


JRI Poland #Poland Searching for a great fire in a Suwalki gubernia town in 1865 #poland

Mel Werbach <mel@...>
 

Two of my ancestors, Rubin and "Marion" LEWINOWSKI,
were siblings in a small town in the Suwalki gubernia.
Although I have been unsuccessful in discovering the
name of the town, I do have one hint >from family lore:

"In 1865, Rubin's wife Chawa was burnt to death in a
great town fire."

In my searching on the internet, I discovered one
town, now named Kudirkos Naumiestis, in which a great
fire destroyed the entire Jewish section in 1865.
Moreover, the town (now in Lithuania) was in the
Suwalki gubernia between 1866 and the end of World War
I.

Before I focus my research efforts on obtaining
archival records >from this town, I was wondering if
any JewishGenners may know of other towns that
qualify; namely, towns that were in the Suwalki
gubernia that suffered >from a great fire in 1865.

Also, perhaps someone has an idea as to where I may be
able to find a listing of towns in the general area
that had major fires in 1865. (I have already done
extensive searching with a major search engine.)

Mel Werbach

Researching
HORENSTEIN, KOMISAR, KANFER, KORENBLIT, VERBUKH from
Volhynia, Podolia and Kiev guberniyas, Ukraine;
AUZENBERG, LEWINOWSKI or LUDWINOWSKI, RUBINSKI,
SEJNENSKI >from Suwalki, Poland; MISHURSKY >from Kovne, Lithuania


Searching for a great fire in a Suwalki gubernia town in 1865 #lithuania

Mel Werbach <mel@...>
 

Two of my ancestors, Rubin and "Marion" LEWINOWSKI,
were siblings in a small town in the Suwalki gubernia.
Although I have been unsuccessful in discovering the
name of the town, I do have one hint >from family lore:

"In 1865, Rubin's wife Chawa was burnt to death in a
great town fire."

In my searching on the internet, I discovered one
town, now named Kudirkos Naumiestis, in which a great
fire destroyed the entire Jewish section in 1865.
Moreover, the town (now in Lithuania) was in the
Suwalki gubernia between 1866 and the end of World War
I.

Before I focus my research efforts on obtaining
archival records >from this town, I was wondering if
any JewishGenners may know of other towns that
qualify; namely, towns that were in the Suwalki
gubernia that suffered >from a great fire in 1865.

Also, perhaps someone has an idea as to where I may be
able to find a listing of towns in the general area
that had major fires in 1865. (I have already done
extensive searching with a major search engine.)

Mel Werbach

Researching
HORENSTEIN, KOMISAR, KANFER, KORENBLIT, VERBUKH from
Volhynia, Podolia and Kiev guberniyas, Ukraine;
AUZENBERG, LEWINOWSKI or LUDWINOWSKI, RUBINSKI,
SEJNENSKI >from Suwalki, Poland; MISHURSKY >from Kovne, Lithuania


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Searching for a great fire in a Suwalki gubernia town in 1865 #lithuania

Mel Werbach <mel@...>
 

Two of my ancestors, Rubin and "Marion" LEWINOWSKI,
were siblings in a small town in the Suwalki gubernia.
Although I have been unsuccessful in discovering the
name of the town, I do have one hint >from family lore:

"In 1865, Rubin's wife Chawa was burnt to death in a
great town fire."

In my searching on the internet, I discovered one
town, now named Kudirkos Naumiestis, in which a great
fire destroyed the entire Jewish section in 1865.
Moreover, the town (now in Lithuania) was in the
Suwalki gubernia between 1866 and the end of World War
I.

Before I focus my research efforts on obtaining
archival records >from this town, I was wondering if
any JewishGenners may know of other towns that
qualify; namely, towns that were in the Suwalki
gubernia that suffered >from a great fire in 1865.

Also, perhaps someone has an idea as to where I may be
able to find a listing of towns in the general area
that had major fires in 1865. (I have already done
extensive searching with a major search engine.)

Mel Werbach

Researching
HORENSTEIN, KOMISAR, KANFER, KORENBLIT, VERBUKH from
Volhynia, Podolia and Kiev guberniyas, Ukraine;
AUZENBERG, LEWINOWSKI or LUDWINOWSKI, RUBINSKI,
SEJNENSKI >from Suwalki, Poland; MISHURSKY >from Kovne, Lithuania