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seeking Louise CORMAN (descendant of Rabbi Israel WOLPERT) #general

Paul Gordon <flash@...>
 

I am trying to locate someone who sent a post to the JewishGen
discussion group back in August of 1998.

Her name is Louise CORMAN, and she asked about her great-grandfather,
Rabbi Israel WOLPERT (aka WOLPE) of New York.

Unfortunately, she is no longer using the e-mail address she was using
back then, and she has made no subsequent posts with an updated e-mail
address. She is also not registered with the JGFF.

Her old e-mail address suggested that she was living in the Washington,
DC, area. Old phone books up to a couple of years ago have a Louise
CORMAN living in Arlington, Virginia, and that was probably her.
However, that listing is not in current directories, and the telephone
number seems to be out of service. Her name is not listed in the Social
Security Death Index, so I assume she is still alive.

I have a family connection to Louise's great-great grandmother, and I
would like to share information with her.

If anyone knows Louise, could you please ask her to contact me?

Thanks.

Paul Gordon
Silver Spring, Maryland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen seeking Louise CORMAN (descendant of Rabbi Israel WOLPERT) #general

Paul Gordon <flash@...>
 

I am trying to locate someone who sent a post to the JewishGen
discussion group back in August of 1998.

Her name is Louise CORMAN, and she asked about her great-grandfather,
Rabbi Israel WOLPERT (aka WOLPE) of New York.

Unfortunately, she is no longer using the e-mail address she was using
back then, and she has made no subsequent posts with an updated e-mail
address. She is also not registered with the JGFF.

Her old e-mail address suggested that she was living in the Washington,
DC, area. Old phone books up to a couple of years ago have a Louise
CORMAN living in Arlington, Virginia, and that was probably her.
However, that listing is not in current directories, and the telephone
number seems to be out of service. Her name is not listed in the Social
Security Death Index, so I assume she is still alive.

I have a family connection to Louise's great-great grandmother, and I
would like to share information with her.

If anyone knows Louise, could you please ask her to contact me?

Thanks.

Paul Gordon
Silver Spring, Maryland


Re: National Death Index for Palestine/Israel #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

To the best of my knowledge the only way is to contact the Chevra Kaddisha
(Burial Society) of the city where he was (or presumed to have been) buried.
Many of these, such as Jerusalem, Tiberias and other places, have records
going back many decades.

I'll be happy to be corrected if I'm wrong.

I also believe that the Israel Gen. Soc. has made some arrangements with
such societies in Israel.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

Is there some kind of national death index for Palestine/Israel that one can
research if they don't have the year of death (perhaps just a time frame) or
location?

Or is there an organization one can write to by sending a name, time frame
of death and they will send a printout?

If no to the above questions, then how does one find a death date of someone
in Palestine/Israel (without knowing location)?....date of death may have
been between 1880-1930.

Thank you for your help.

~Marie Lubman
Chino Hills, CA
<Mjn519@aol.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: National Death Index for Palestine/Israel #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

To the best of my knowledge the only way is to contact the Chevra Kaddisha
(Burial Society) of the city where he was (or presumed to have been) buried.
Many of these, such as Jerusalem, Tiberias and other places, have records
going back many decades.

I'll be happy to be corrected if I'm wrong.

I also believe that the Israel Gen. Soc. has made some arrangements with
such societies in Israel.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

Is there some kind of national death index for Palestine/Israel that one can
research if they don't have the year of death (perhaps just a time frame) or
location?

Or is there an organization one can write to by sending a name, time frame
of death and they will send a printout?

If no to the above questions, then how does one find a death date of someone
in Palestine/Israel (without knowing location)?....date of death may have
been between 1880-1930.

Thank you for your help.

~Marie Lubman
Chino Hills, CA
<Mjn519@aol.com>


Re: Place in Lomza Guberniya #general

Laurence Krupnak <Lkrupnak@...>
 

Dear Alexander,

Thank you very much for your reply. I appreciate the time you
provided to help me.

Leopold's birthplace, "Stocki" (maybe Stochi), was identified on the
manifest as being in Lomza province. Here is a map of Russia's former
Lomza guberniya:

http://www.szczuczyn.com/maplomzagub.htm

I have the inquiry on five discussion forums and several candidates
have been identified, but for now none are beyond doubt as the place!

Lavrentiy


Alexander Sharon wrote:

There were several small villages in the Swislocz region known as Stoki.
ShtetlSeeker lists one of them - please check Stoki in Belarus, located just
west >from Svisloch and close to the Polish border.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Place in Lomza Guberniya #general

Laurence Krupnak <Lkrupnak@...>
 

Dear Alexander,

Thank you very much for your reply. I appreciate the time you
provided to help me.

Leopold's birthplace, "Stocki" (maybe Stochi), was identified on the
manifest as being in Lomza province. Here is a map of Russia's former
Lomza guberniya:

http://www.szczuczyn.com/maplomzagub.htm

I have the inquiry on five discussion forums and several candidates
have been identified, but for now none are beyond doubt as the place!

Lavrentiy


Alexander Sharon wrote:

There were several small villages in the Swislocz region known as Stoki.
ShtetlSeeker lists one of them - please check Stoki in Belarus, located just
west >from Svisloch and close to the Polish border.


Rabbi or not #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

I have detailed in the following account of my paternal greatgrandfathers
which I recorded for the National Archive Moving Here Project
http://tinyurl.com/cvogp

My greatgrandfather Joel Bernhard Wechsler (1845-1936) was a founder of the
Adath Yisroel Synagogue in North London. I have recorded that at the age of
80 he was awarded the title of Rabbi. This would be based on a family tree
cum history which uncles of my father created.

My sister says that he was described as Marenu Harav.

He was not a rabbi by profession, but as I have stated in this piece he was
a gold leaf merchant, supplier to the Navy, baker, wine importer, and agent
for synthetic gems.

It is therefore our belief that he was given this title out of respect for
his learning and piety. I don't believe that he was given semicha.

I have a private communication >from someone disputing this sort of thing.

Obviously if it is thought that he must have been given an honorary semicha,
then clearly there is a circularity to this debate.


--
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 Rabbi or not #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

I have detailed in the following account of my paternal greatgrandfathers
which I recorded for the National Archive Moving Here Project
http://tinyurl.com/cvogp

My greatgrandfather Joel Bernhard Wechsler (1845-1936) was a founder of the
Adath Yisroel Synagogue in North London. I have recorded that at the age of
80 he was awarded the title of Rabbi. This would be based on a family tree
cum history which uncles of my father created.

My sister says that he was described as Marenu Harav.

He was not a rabbi by profession, but as I have stated in this piece he was
a gold leaf merchant, supplier to the Navy, baker, wine importer, and agent
for synthetic gems.

It is therefore our belief that he was given this title out of respect for
his learning and piety. I don't believe that he was given semicha.

I have a private communication >from someone disputing this sort of thing.

Obviously if it is thought that he must have been given an honorary semicha,
then clearly there is a circularity to this debate.


--
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: Jewish surnames #belarus

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

Alex:

The references you cite, with the exception of the first one, are all
listed in the JewishGen FAQ:
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/namfaq0.htm and
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/faq.html#Names . Several of them are
also discussed there by the author of the FAQ (then and now a professor
of linguistics at Muenster), who notes that:

--the story of the cruel/bribable officials stems >from [2];
--it is convincingly refuted in [3], including the notion that there was
a military commission that assigned names.

I might add that the author of [2] was a novelist who had no particular
qualifications as a historian or specialist in these matters, other than
having been Jewish and born and raised in Galicia.

The FAQ also describes Kaganoff as "error prone and no references
given", but seems to consider it worthwhile.

But all this doesn't answer my question: where are all the nasty names?
Do we find them in JRI-PL or FTJP? I'd love to see some of these names
in transcribed vital records. Anyone who has encountered such: please
point me to them!

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ

Alexander Sharon wrote:

"Roger Lustig" wrote

More to the point: where is the evidence of the existence of derogatory
names in any quantity?
Roger,

Beside listed above Kaganoff publication, there are other classic and
modern references:

] Dietz Bering "The Stigma of Names. Antisemitism in German Daily Life,
1812-1933", Cambridge 1992
[2] Karl Emil Franzos, "Namensstudien", 1880
[3] Erwin Manuel Dreifuss, Die Familiennamen der jude, 1927
[4] Alexander Beider, "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from The Russian
Empire", Avotainu, NJ. (exl. Kingdom of Poland)
[5] Alexander Beider, "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from The Kingdom of
Poland", Avotainu, NJ
[6] Alexander Beider, "A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names. Their Origin,
Structure, Pronunciation and Migrations. Avotainu, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish surnames #general

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

Alex:

The references you cite, with the exception of the first one, are all
listed in the JewishGen FAQ:
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/namfaq0.htm and
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/faq.html#Names . Several of them are
also discussed there by the author of the FAQ (then and now a professor
of linguistics at Muenster), who notes that:

--the story of the cruel/bribable officials stems >from [2];
--it is convincingly refuted in [3], including the notion that there was
a military commission that assigned names.

I might add that the author of [2] was a novelist who had no particular
qualifications as a historian or specialist in these matters, other than
having been Jewish and born and raised in Galicia.

The FAQ also describes Kaganoff as "error prone and no references
given", but seems to consider it worthwhile.

But all this doesn't answer my question: where are all the nasty names?
Do we find them in JRI-PL or FTJP? I'd love to see some of these names
in transcribed vital records. Anyone who has encountered such: please
point me to them!

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ

Alexander Sharon wrote:

"Roger Lustig" wrote

More to the point: where is the evidence of the existence of derogatory
names in any quantity?
Roger,

Beside listed above Kaganoff publication, there are other classic and
modern references:

] Dietz Bering "The Stigma of Names. Antisemitism in German Daily Life,
1812-1933", Cambridge 1992
[2] Karl Emil Franzos, "Namensstudien", 1880
[3] Erwin Manuel Dreifuss, Die Familiennamen der jude, 1927
[4] Alexander Beider, "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from The Russian
Empire", Avotainu, NJ. (exl. Kingdom of Poland)
[5] Alexander Beider, "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from The Kingdom of
Poland", Avotainu, NJ
[6] Alexander Beider, "A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names. Their Origin,
Structure, Pronunciation and Migrations. Avotainu, NJ


Perplexed Re: Names in Index #poland

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

In searching the JRI-Poland index for surnames, I have often found that
there are a few listings or they do not come up at all. Yet when I order
the actual film where one was found and look through it, there are often
many more entries for that surname. I thought there were people translating
the films and that all names were on the JRI index. Am I wrong?

Jackye Sullins
San Diego


JRI Poland #Poland Perplexed Re: Names in Index #poland

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

In searching the JRI-Poland index for surnames, I have often found that
there are a few listings or they do not come up at all. Yet when I order
the actual film where one was found and look through it, there are often
many more entries for that surname. I thought there were people translating
the films and that all names were on the JRI index. Am I wrong?

Jackye Sullins
San Diego


Yad Vashem Testimony #poland

helenej41@...
 

I came across a page of testimony on the Yad Vashem web site for Wolf
and Dina (Cyna) Mendelsberg/Mandelsberg. The information as given on
the web site in English corresponds to the little information I have
about my paternal grandfather Tobias(Tavie) Mendelsberg. Both were
from Zwieryniec, Zamosc, Lublin, Poland. Both were bakers.
My grandfather gave his parents names as Chaim and Ethel. The testimony
shows Chaim and Ester.

I have tried to get the Hebrew translated regarding the person who gave
the testimony but it is illegible. The English reads Zelig Rus (Ros)
in Israel.

Does anyone know how I can get further information?

My paternal grandmother is as much a mystery. She claimed to have come
from RussPoland. Does anyone know whether this is a region or a town?
Helene Mendelsberg Celnick
helenej41@optonline.net


JRI Poland #Poland Yad Vashem Testimony #poland

helenej41@...
 

I came across a page of testimony on the Yad Vashem web site for Wolf
and Dina (Cyna) Mendelsberg/Mandelsberg. The information as given on
the web site in English corresponds to the little information I have
about my paternal grandfather Tobias(Tavie) Mendelsberg. Both were
from Zwieryniec, Zamosc, Lublin, Poland. Both were bakers.
My grandfather gave his parents names as Chaim and Ethel. The testimony
shows Chaim and Ester.

I have tried to get the Hebrew translated regarding the person who gave
the testimony but it is illegible. The English reads Zelig Rus (Ros)
in Israel.

Does anyone know how I can get further information?

My paternal grandmother is as much a mystery. She claimed to have come
from RussPoland. Does anyone know whether this is a region or a town?
Helene Mendelsberg Celnick
helenej41@optonline.net


Irena/Deblin (Lublin) Project Needs Your Help! #poland

RobinnM@...
 

If you are interested in Irena (also called Deblin or Demblin by the Jews)
in the Lublin region, please help us raise the $157.50 needed to complete
our Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project for this town!

Irena has an interesting history. it apparently began as a Russian
fortress and the Jewish records don't seem to begin until 1869... and
are therefore in Russian. We have indexed and translated these records and
actually all the Irena records kept at the Lublin branch of the Polish
State Archives, and now must raise the $620 to pay for them. So far, we
have succeeded in raising $462.50, and so I'm writing again to ask for
your help to finish the fundraising for this town.

Some of the most common names in this town were:

ABRAMOWICZ, BORENSZTAJN, CUKER, CYTRYNBAUM, GOCHMAN, GOLDBERG,
GOROWICZ, GRYNBERG, JONTEF, KAMEN, KESTENBERG, LEDERMAN, LEWIN,
LUKSENBERG, MILGRAM, PUTERFLAM, ROZENBERG, ROZENWAJN, SAMET, SMETANA,
SZTAJNBUCH, SZTERN, SZULMAN, TAJGMAN, TAJTELBAUM, TENENBAUM, TOCHTERMAN,
UZURPATOR, WAJNBERG, WAJS, ZYMAN

Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated, and a gift of $75 or more will
qualify the donor for their own copy of Irena indices >from the years
1869-1877 (those filmed by the Mormons) and for the 1878-1899 years which
we recently retrieved >from the Lublin branch of the Polish State Archives.

Here's how to make a donation to this exciting project:
Contributions to "Jewish Records Indexing - Poland" may be made by
check, bank draft, money order, or Visa or MasterCard. The web site
for the credit card contribution form is www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm

Please earmark your donation for the "Irena PSA Project".

Canadian contributors: see special instructions below.
Other contributors: please send your contributions to:

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland, Inc.
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA

Tel: 1-301-341-1261
Fax: 1-810-592-1768 (24 hours)
E-Mail: ssalo@capaccess.org

Credit card contributions may also be telephoned to Sheila Salo.

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent U.S.
non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to JRI-Poland are
tax-deductible in the U.S. and Canada to the extent permitted by law.

Canadian contributors: to be eligible for a tax receipt, you must
pay by cheque and use the form and follow the instructions at:
www.jri-poland.org/canadianform.htm"

For more information about this exciting project, please contact me
privately at: RobinnM@aol.com. If you'd like to know how many times a
particular surname appears in the file, please ask.

Thanks very much for supporting this great project.

Robinn Magid
Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

RobinnM@aol.com


JRI Poland #Poland Irena/Deblin (Lublin) Project Needs Your Help! #poland

RobinnM@...
 

If you are interested in Irena (also called Deblin or Demblin by the Jews)
in the Lublin region, please help us raise the $157.50 needed to complete
our Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project for this town!

Irena has an interesting history. it apparently began as a Russian
fortress and the Jewish records don't seem to begin until 1869... and
are therefore in Russian. We have indexed and translated these records and
actually all the Irena records kept at the Lublin branch of the Polish
State Archives, and now must raise the $620 to pay for them. So far, we
have succeeded in raising $462.50, and so I'm writing again to ask for
your help to finish the fundraising for this town.

Some of the most common names in this town were:

ABRAMOWICZ, BORENSZTAJN, CUKER, CYTRYNBAUM, GOCHMAN, GOLDBERG,
GOROWICZ, GRYNBERG, JONTEF, KAMEN, KESTENBERG, LEDERMAN, LEWIN,
LUKSENBERG, MILGRAM, PUTERFLAM, ROZENBERG, ROZENWAJN, SAMET, SMETANA,
SZTAJNBUCH, SZTERN, SZULMAN, TAJGMAN, TAJTELBAUM, TENENBAUM, TOCHTERMAN,
UZURPATOR, WAJNBERG, WAJS, ZYMAN

Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated, and a gift of $75 or more will
qualify the donor for their own copy of Irena indices >from the years
1869-1877 (those filmed by the Mormons) and for the 1878-1899 years which
we recently retrieved >from the Lublin branch of the Polish State Archives.

Here's how to make a donation to this exciting project:
Contributions to "Jewish Records Indexing - Poland" may be made by
check, bank draft, money order, or Visa or MasterCard. The web site
for the credit card contribution form is www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm

Please earmark your donation for the "Irena PSA Project".

Canadian contributors: see special instructions below.
Other contributors: please send your contributions to:

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland, Inc.
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA

Tel: 1-301-341-1261
Fax: 1-810-592-1768 (24 hours)
E-Mail: ssalo@capaccess.org

Credit card contributions may also be telephoned to Sheila Salo.

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent U.S.
non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to JRI-Poland are
tax-deductible in the U.S. and Canada to the extent permitted by law.

Canadian contributors: to be eligible for a tax receipt, you must
pay by cheque and use the form and follow the instructions at:
www.jri-poland.org/canadianform.htm"

For more information about this exciting project, please contact me
privately at: RobinnM@aol.com. If you'd like to know how many times a
particular surname appears in the file, please ask.

Thanks very much for supporting this great project.

Robinn Magid
Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

RobinnM@aol.com


Vancouver - burial/marriage records for Mendel GOLDBERG #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Dear Genners,

My maternal grandmother's brother, Mendel GOLDBERG,
was born in Montreal on May 6, 1900.

He married Goldie WOLFE (of the Wolfe Stevedores family),
divorced her a short time later and was considered a pariah from
that time on, according to the standard of the day. He then
moved to Vancouver and is reported to have married a non-
Jewish woman, but this is all the information the family has.
Mendel died in 1969 in Vancouver (could be hearsay).

I would like to find his burial record, etc. and any possible
descendants >from this marriage, and would be grateful for any
help offered.

Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
merlek@videotron.ca
Researching:
KASTNER & OSTFELD, Radauti, Bukovina;
NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN, Piatra Neamt, Negulesti, Falticeni, Romania;
DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI & GARBARSKI/GOLDBERG, Sejny, Suwalki gubernia, Poland,
New York, NY;
KUSSNER, Bendery, Bessarabia/Moldova, Philadelphia, PA;
MILLER/SZCZUCZYNSKI, Lida, Vilnius, Lithuania/Belarus, Philadelphia, PA.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vancouver - burial/marriage records for Mendel GOLDBERG #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Dear Genners,

My maternal grandmother's brother, Mendel GOLDBERG,
was born in Montreal on May 6, 1900.

He married Goldie WOLFE (of the Wolfe Stevedores family),
divorced her a short time later and was considered a pariah from
that time on, according to the standard of the day. He then
moved to Vancouver and is reported to have married a non-
Jewish woman, but this is all the information the family has.
Mendel died in 1969 in Vancouver (could be hearsay).

I would like to find his burial record, etc. and any possible
descendants >from this marriage, and would be grateful for any
help offered.

Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
merlek@videotron.ca
Researching:
KASTNER & OSTFELD, Radauti, Bukovina;
NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN, Piatra Neamt, Negulesti, Falticeni, Romania;
DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI & GARBARSKI/GOLDBERG, Sejny, Suwalki gubernia, Poland,
New York, NY;
KUSSNER, Bendery, Bessarabia/Moldova, Philadelphia, PA;
MILLER/SZCZUCZYNSKI, Lida, Vilnius, Lithuania/Belarus, Philadelphia, PA.


Re: 102 Norfolk St., New York City #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Judith Lipmanson" <lipmanson@verizon.net> wrote

Does anyone know the name of a synagogue that was located at 102 Norfolk
St., NYC in 1871? The Old Norfolk St Synagogue, now an art museum/center,
is located at 172 Norfolk, and there is a well known synagogue at 60
Norfolk.

I have found the Lansky Lounge at 104 Norfolk, but nothing for 102. This
is all being done through directories and online resources as I won't be
able to get to NY until later this summer. Realizing that some renumbering
may have been done since 1871, and that there were probably many small
synagogues with few members, the synagogue may no longer exist -- or that
it was the Old Norfolk St synagogue with a different street address.

The only other piece of information was that in 1871, the rabbi, or one of
the rabbis, was named Levy Fein.

Maybe write to the Jewish Museum info@thejm.org.

Try this site for sources at Columbia University
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/eguides/amerihist/nyc.html

You might also try the New York Public Library http://www.nypl.org They
accept questions at http://www.nypl.org/questions/index.cfm#email

They must have a department containing old maps of New York, old gazetteers
of NY etc - in the same way as the Guildhall Library in the City of London.


--
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: 102 Norfolk St., New York City #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Judith Lipmanson" <lipmanson@verizon.net> wrote

Does anyone know the name of a synagogue that was located at 102 Norfolk
St., NYC in 1871? The Old Norfolk St Synagogue, now an art museum/center,
is located at 172 Norfolk, and there is a well known synagogue at 60
Norfolk.

I have found the Lansky Lounge at 104 Norfolk, but nothing for 102. This
is all being done through directories and online resources as I won't be
able to get to NY until later this summer. Realizing that some renumbering
may have been done since 1871, and that there were probably many small
synagogues with few members, the synagogue may no longer exist -- or that
it was the Old Norfolk St synagogue with a different street address.

The only other piece of information was that in 1871, the rabbi, or one of
the rabbis, was named Levy Fein.

Maybe write to the Jewish Museum info@thejm.org.

Try this site for sources at Columbia University
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/eguides/amerihist/nyc.html

You might also try the New York Public Library http://www.nypl.org They
accept questions at http://www.nypl.org/questions/index.cfm#email

They must have a department containing old maps of New York, old gazetteers
of NY etc - in the same way as the Guildhall Library in the City of London.


--
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)