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Will of Abraham JACOBS, not our family #general

Rachelle <rlberliner@...>
 

Seeking JACOBS-Max W., Morris, Edward and Frieda J. WIENER

In error, I received the Last Will & Testament of Abraham Jacobs whose
children were Max W, Morris, Edward and Frieda J. Wiener. I wanted the Will
of Abraham I. Jacobs. The Will was recorded March 1, 1922 in the Orphan's
Court, Baltimore City, state of Maryland. FYI, the Orphan's Court is
the MD court for recording and probating wills.

If any descendants of Abraham or his children are interested in receiving
this document, I will be more than happy to mail it to you.

While searching for my Uncle Abraham, I have also found this family,
including Augusta as Abraham's wife, on the 1900 Census. I can forward
that via email if anyone is interested.

Please contact me.

Rachelle Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Will of Abraham JACOBS, not our family #general

Rachelle <rlberliner@...>
 

Seeking JACOBS-Max W., Morris, Edward and Frieda J. WIENER

In error, I received the Last Will & Testament of Abraham Jacobs whose
children were Max W, Morris, Edward and Frieda J. Wiener. I wanted the Will
of Abraham I. Jacobs. The Will was recorded March 1, 1922 in the Orphan's
Court, Baltimore City, state of Maryland. FYI, the Orphan's Court is
the MD court for recording and probating wills.

If any descendants of Abraham or his children are interested in receiving
this document, I will be more than happy to mail it to you.

While searching for my Uncle Abraham, I have also found this family,
including Augusta as Abraham's wife, on the 1900 Census. I can forward
that via email if anyone is interested.

Please contact me.

Rachelle Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@aol.com


VM 5687: Yiddish/German translation help requested #general

J Edelman <basia_n@...>
 

Hello Jewishgenners,

I have posted a part of a family register on Viewmate, #5687, and I would
appreciate any help in translating it. I believe it's in Yiddish, although
it may be a particular German dialect of Yiddish. There are also a few
German words thrown in here and there.

Please reply directly to me. Thanks in advance!

Jen Harter
Framingham, MA

MODERATOR NOTE: The file is at
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5687


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM 5687: Yiddish/German translation help requested #general

J Edelman <basia_n@...>
 

Hello Jewishgenners,

I have posted a part of a family register on Viewmate, #5687, and I would
appreciate any help in translating it. I believe it's in Yiddish, although
it may be a particular German dialect of Yiddish. There are also a few
German words thrown in here and there.

Please reply directly to me. Thanks in advance!

Jen Harter
Framingham, MA

MODERATOR NOTE: The file is at
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5687


Looking for descendents of BLUM & KLAVANSKY relatives #general

Mary Klevitsky
 

Hello, dear Genners!

I am looking for the descendents of the family who lived in the USA
long before WWII. I don’t know their last name, but here is what I
do know:

There were relatives in America before WWII. The BLUM family was
receiving parcels with clothing >from them at their Bauska, Latvia,
address.
The American relatives sent letters looking for the Blum family after
the war to see if the family survived the Shoah. The family did
survive Shoah. But my mother couldn’t respond to the American
relatives because the consequences of even admitting of having
relatives abroad were severe in the Soviet Union. The relatives,
probably, thought that the family perished.

Here is the data I have:
1. Benzel (Benzion) Blum son of Yosef Blum >from Bauska (Latvia)
married Mera Dveira (Miriam Dvora) KLAVANSKY daughter of Hirsh Yonkel
(Tzvi Yaacov) Klavansky >from Pakruoijs (Pokroy) on 5th April 1913.
The groom was 35 (i.e. born 1878) and the bride was 20 (i.e. born
1893). These data are >from the 1913 marriage book of records of
Pokroy.

Benzion and Miriam had five children:
Zara (Shora), born in 1914, died
Zlata (my mom), born 1916, died in 1992
Liba (Liebe), born in 1919, died in 1989.
Feige (Feiga), born in 1921 – lives in Israel
Mina (Minna), born in 1929 – died (Miriam died several days later, at
the age of 36, after giving birth to Mina)
2. Hirsh Yonkel Klavansky son of Schmuel David & Chana Briena
(Klavansky ?) was born Pokroy 4th February 1866. (This is form birth
records of Pokroy 1866. No surname is given but I think this is
Miriam's father and grandparents.
3. Miriam had a brother names Schmuel who died of Typhus on 23rd
May 1911. He was 19 so born in 1891.
4. Hirsh son of Schmuel Klavansky >from Pokroy married Itta Titkan
of Posvol on 23rd January 1890. The groom was 25 (so born 1865) and
so was the bride. The name Yonkel is not coupled with the name Hirsh
and the name Schmuel is not coupled with the name David. However
given the dates it is likely that these are Miriam's parents.

Blum family had an aunt and cousins in Riga. They lived in the house
on the corner of Terbates and Elizabetes, where Lido restaurant is.
Their last name was either Benson or Benison.
One of the cousins, Max, was studying in Sorbonne, France. The
family wanted to be together when the war started, and they asked Max
to come to Riga. He didn’t even make it to the front door – the Nazi
shot him in a back yard…. That whole family perished during Shoah.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for descendents of BLUM & KLAVANSKY relatives #general

Mary Klevitsky
 

Hello, dear Genners!

I am looking for the descendents of the family who lived in the USA
long before WWII. I don’t know their last name, but here is what I
do know:

There were relatives in America before WWII. The BLUM family was
receiving parcels with clothing >from them at their Bauska, Latvia,
address.
The American relatives sent letters looking for the Blum family after
the war to see if the family survived the Shoah. The family did
survive Shoah. But my mother couldn’t respond to the American
relatives because the consequences of even admitting of having
relatives abroad were severe in the Soviet Union. The relatives,
probably, thought that the family perished.

Here is the data I have:
1. Benzel (Benzion) Blum son of Yosef Blum >from Bauska (Latvia)
married Mera Dveira (Miriam Dvora) KLAVANSKY daughter of Hirsh Yonkel
(Tzvi Yaacov) Klavansky >from Pakruoijs (Pokroy) on 5th April 1913.
The groom was 35 (i.e. born 1878) and the bride was 20 (i.e. born
1893). These data are >from the 1913 marriage book of records of
Pokroy.

Benzion and Miriam had five children:
Zara (Shora), born in 1914, died
Zlata (my mom), born 1916, died in 1992
Liba (Liebe), born in 1919, died in 1989.
Feige (Feiga), born in 1921 – lives in Israel
Mina (Minna), born in 1929 – died (Miriam died several days later, at
the age of 36, after giving birth to Mina)
2. Hirsh Yonkel Klavansky son of Schmuel David & Chana Briena
(Klavansky ?) was born Pokroy 4th February 1866. (This is form birth
records of Pokroy 1866. No surname is given but I think this is
Miriam's father and grandparents.
3. Miriam had a brother names Schmuel who died of Typhus on 23rd
May 1911. He was 19 so born in 1891.
4. Hirsh son of Schmuel Klavansky >from Pokroy married Itta Titkan
of Posvol on 23rd January 1890. The groom was 25 (so born 1865) and
so was the bride. The name Yonkel is not coupled with the name Hirsh
and the name Schmuel is not coupled with the name David. However
given the dates it is likely that these are Miriam's parents.

Blum family had an aunt and cousins in Riga. They lived in the house
on the corner of Terbates and Elizabetes, where Lido restaurant is.
Their last name was either Benson or Benison.
One of the cousins, Max, was studying in Sorbonne, France. The
family wanted to be together when the war started, and they asked Max
to come to Riga. He didn’t even make it to the front door – the Nazi
shot him in a back yard…. That whole family perished during Shoah.


Re: Lincoln reference in Malcolm Stern's book #general

Don Solomon
 

At 12:00 AM -0600 3/17/05, Schelly Dardashti wrote:

Another possibility was mentioned in a recent message concerning
Jewish genes and Jewish ancestry appearing in a DNA forum. The
author of the message was
referencing Stern's "First Jewish Families." and stated that she was
abbreviating
a long reference:

"(p.119) In America by 1767, Moses Hyams of Poland marries Judith Isaacs of
Germany. Their lineage continues through a Solomon and a Ricardo
onward to Polock, Nordhaus, Bensadon, to Alexander, Denison, Morris,
Connaly, Tucker, Tillman onward to a Dr. Isaac Ambrose who marries
the daughter of John Blair Smith, who has a daughter who marries
Robert S. Todd of Lexington, Kentucky, whose daughter Mary Todd
marries Abraham Lincoln."
Having looked at the online version of Stern's book, I think this is
overblown. The chart on page 119 shows Samuel Hyams married to
Miriam Levy, and one of their 8 children, Henry Michael Hyams
(listed as Lt. Gov. of Louisiana) married to Laurel Ambrose, the
first cousin (or perhaps step-cousin) of Mary Todd Lincoln.

Laurel's father, Isaac Ambrose, was not a descendant of Hyams and was
not married to the daughter of John Blair Smith; rather both are
listed as children of Smith.

Thanks to Joy Rich for pointing out that Stern's book is online at

http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/aja/FAJF/intro.html

N.B. Readers should note that Schelly was not making the assertion
that Mary Todd was Jewish, only reporting an unverified post in
another forum.

--
Don Solomon <dsolomon@post.harvard.edu>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lincoln reference in Malcolm Stern's book #general

Don Solomon
 

At 12:00 AM -0600 3/17/05, Schelly Dardashti wrote:

Another possibility was mentioned in a recent message concerning
Jewish genes and Jewish ancestry appearing in a DNA forum. The
author of the message was
referencing Stern's "First Jewish Families." and stated that she was
abbreviating
a long reference:

"(p.119) In America by 1767, Moses Hyams of Poland marries Judith Isaacs of
Germany. Their lineage continues through a Solomon and a Ricardo
onward to Polock, Nordhaus, Bensadon, to Alexander, Denison, Morris,
Connaly, Tucker, Tillman onward to a Dr. Isaac Ambrose who marries
the daughter of John Blair Smith, who has a daughter who marries
Robert S. Todd of Lexington, Kentucky, whose daughter Mary Todd
marries Abraham Lincoln."
Having looked at the online version of Stern's book, I think this is
overblown. The chart on page 119 shows Samuel Hyams married to
Miriam Levy, and one of their 8 children, Henry Michael Hyams
(listed as Lt. Gov. of Louisiana) married to Laurel Ambrose, the
first cousin (or perhaps step-cousin) of Mary Todd Lincoln.

Laurel's father, Isaac Ambrose, was not a descendant of Hyams and was
not married to the daughter of John Blair Smith; rather both are
listed as children of Smith.

Thanks to Joy Rich for pointing out that Stern's book is online at

http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/aja/FAJF/intro.html

N.B. Readers should note that Schelly was not making the assertion
that Mary Todd was Jewish, only reporting an unverified post in
another forum.

--
Don Solomon <dsolomon@post.harvard.edu>


Searching for FELDMAN from Brest. #belarus

Boris Krantz <boris@...>
 

My cousins in Israel recently located correspondence between their father,
Dov Krantz, and an Aleksander Feldman, located in Siberia, Russia. (I do
have his exact mailing address, as of 5 years ago).

Aleksander is married, has two children who are now about 16 and 20. I
believe his father, Izrael Feldman, was either a son or a grandson of Meer
Feldman and Lisa Krantz, who were married in 1909.

Lisa was my father's sister, the daughter of Boris (Berko) Krantz and Sophie
Perlis. Lisa was probably born in Zamosc, Poland but moved with the family
to Brest.

Does any of this seem even vaguely familiar? I look forward to your
response.

Boris M. Krantz
Bedminster, NJ USA
Searching: KRANTZ, PERLIS, WELLER, FELDMAN (Brest, Zamosc, Medzericz Podl.,
Lublin)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching for FELDMAN from Brest. #belarus

Boris Krantz <boris@...>
 

My cousins in Israel recently located correspondence between their father,
Dov Krantz, and an Aleksander Feldman, located in Siberia, Russia. (I do
have his exact mailing address, as of 5 years ago).

Aleksander is married, has two children who are now about 16 and 20. I
believe his father, Izrael Feldman, was either a son or a grandson of Meer
Feldman and Lisa Krantz, who were married in 1909.

Lisa was my father's sister, the daughter of Boris (Berko) Krantz and Sophie
Perlis. Lisa was probably born in Zamosc, Poland but moved with the family
to Brest.

Does any of this seem even vaguely familiar? I look forward to your
response.

Boris M. Krantz
Bedminster, NJ USA
Searching: KRANTZ, PERLIS, WELLER, FELDMAN (Brest, Zamosc, Medzericz Podl.,
Lublin)


Detroit Romanian Jewish organization ca. 1900 #romania

Marc L. Greenberg <marek4@...>
 

Dear fellow ROM-SIG members,
Our family oral history holds that my
g-g-grandfather, Chaim (Hyman) Pinkhas LERNER,
who emigrated >from Bucharest, Romania around 1900, was
instrumental in establishing the Jewish
Orthodox Roumanian Congregation (JORC) and its shul,
Beth Moses, in Detroit, MI, in the first years after
emigrating. The events of the 1903-05 period are
briefly referred to in Irwin J. Cohen, Jewish Detroit
(2002) and Allen A. Warsen, "The Survey of the Detroit
Jewish Community", Michigan Jewish History, vol. 19,
no. 2 (1979). I would like to sort out some of the
(conflicting) details of the history of this
organization, but I am told by archivists in Detroit
that any possibly relevant records were lost in a fire
a decade or so ago. I wonder whether there is anyone
on the list who may know something about the JORC
during its formative period or would be able to point
me towards extant archival records.
As this is an extension to genealogical resesarch
per se, please reply off-line and I will share
information with interested respondents off-line as
well.
Sincerely,
Marc L. Greenberg
Lawrence, KS, USA

Researching: KLEIN - Kishinev; BLAU - Tiszakarad /
Karad, Zemplen County; BERKOVICI, LERNER - Bucharest;
HARRIS - Odessa; BILANSKY, GREENBERG, HERMAN -
Novograd Volynskij


Romania SIG #Romania Detroit Romanian Jewish organization ca. 1900 #romania

Marc L. Greenberg <marek4@...>
 

Dear fellow ROM-SIG members,
Our family oral history holds that my
g-g-grandfather, Chaim (Hyman) Pinkhas LERNER,
who emigrated >from Bucharest, Romania around 1900, was
instrumental in establishing the Jewish
Orthodox Roumanian Congregation (JORC) and its shul,
Beth Moses, in Detroit, MI, in the first years after
emigrating. The events of the 1903-05 period are
briefly referred to in Irwin J. Cohen, Jewish Detroit
(2002) and Allen A. Warsen, "The Survey of the Detroit
Jewish Community", Michigan Jewish History, vol. 19,
no. 2 (1979). I would like to sort out some of the
(conflicting) details of the history of this
organization, but I am told by archivists in Detroit
that any possibly relevant records were lost in a fire
a decade or so ago. I wonder whether there is anyone
on the list who may know something about the JORC
during its formative period or would be able to point
me towards extant archival records.
As this is an extension to genealogical resesarch
per se, please reply off-line and I will share
information with interested respondents off-line as
well.
Sincerely,
Marc L. Greenberg
Lawrence, KS, USA

Researching: KLEIN - Kishinev; BLAU - Tiszakarad /
Karad, Zemplen County; BERKOVICI, LERNER - Bucharest;
HARRIS - Odessa; BILANSKY, GREENBERG, HERMAN -
Novograd Volynskij


New List Serve For Godfrey Library #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

If you use the Godfrey Library >from time to time you might be interested in
this new list. It was created in response to many requests to the library for
such a list. But more importantly it will also post announcements of new
resources to the Godfrey Library along with answering questions.

Since it is on Rootsweb it's free to sign up for this list.

Send a new email to:
Godfrey-Library-Help-L-Request@Rootsweb.com

Type: Subscribe in the Subject
Type: Subscribe in the text

Then, send in the e-mail and you will be added to the list.

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine,
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New List Serve For Godfrey Library #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

If you use the Godfrey Library >from time to time you might be interested in
this new list. It was created in response to many requests to the library for
such a list. But more importantly it will also post announcements of new
resources to the Godfrey Library along with answering questions.

Since it is on Rootsweb it's free to sign up for this list.

Send a new email to:
Godfrey-Library-Help-L-Request@Rootsweb.com

Type: Subscribe in the Subject
Type: Subscribe in the text

Then, send in the e-mail and you will be added to the list.

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine,
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


Recognition of Dave #belarus

alanmlevitt@...
 

While I don't know him, his work just allowed me - in less than a
couple of weeks - to locate information and photographs about my
ancestors in a little shetl in Belarus. In just that amount of time,
since I joined the SIG - when I put out a call for information about
that town - I have received emails >from people in Israel, New York, New
Jersey, Palm Desert, Australia, and other locations. Much was of
tremendous value to me and my many relatives. How much is that worth?
How much is it worth finding information about your great
grandparents? How much is it worth to be able to tell our children and
grandchildren just a little bit more about our/their history? That's
why I just made a donation to the operation of this website. And
although I have no idea about any issues that caused his departure,
wow, am I grateful for his work. Alan Levitt, Chevy Chase, Maryland

MODERATOR NOTE: We are grateful for all contributions. Please go to
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity and choose your category.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Recognition of Dave #belarus

alanmlevitt@...
 

While I don't know him, his work just allowed me - in less than a
couple of weeks - to locate information and photographs about my
ancestors in a little shetl in Belarus. In just that amount of time,
since I joined the SIG - when I put out a call for information about
that town - I have received emails >from people in Israel, New York, New
Jersey, Palm Desert, Australia, and other locations. Much was of
tremendous value to me and my many relatives. How much is that worth?
How much is it worth finding information about your great
grandparents? How much is it worth to be able to tell our children and
grandchildren just a little bit more about our/their history? That's
why I just made a donation to the operation of this website. And
although I have no idea about any issues that caused his departure,
wow, am I grateful for his work. Alan Levitt, Chevy Chase, Maryland

MODERATOR NOTE: We are grateful for all contributions. Please go to
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity and choose your category.


LICHTENSTEIN, LEIBMAN, ORENSTEIN: Pultusk Yizkor Book page 580 #general

Howard Orenstein
 

On page 580 of the Pultusk Yizkor Book, Yehoshua LICHTENSTEIN remembers
(the names of) various relatives who died in the Holocaust. Some of
these may be my relatives as well. First, does anyone know Yehoshua
LICHTENSTEIN and whether he, his wife (?) or his children (?) are still
alive? Second, does anyone know of relatives of Itka LEIBMAN (lamed yod
yod bet mem alef nun), who was born ORENSTEIN? Third, does anyone know
of relatives of Malka LICHTENSTEIN (nee ORENSTEIN), who was the wife
of Yaakov (Yankel) David ORENSTEIN?

If so, please contact me at the following address:

horenstein@mcdaniel.edu
Westminster, MD

--
Howard B. Orenstein
Westminster, MD
horenstein@mcdaniel.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LICHTENSTEIN, LEIBMAN, ORENSTEIN: Pultusk Yizkor Book page 580 #general

Howard Orenstein
 

On page 580 of the Pultusk Yizkor Book, Yehoshua LICHTENSTEIN remembers
(the names of) various relatives who died in the Holocaust. Some of
these may be my relatives as well. First, does anyone know Yehoshua
LICHTENSTEIN and whether he, his wife (?) or his children (?) are still
alive? Second, does anyone know of relatives of Itka LEIBMAN (lamed yod
yod bet mem alef nun), who was born ORENSTEIN? Third, does anyone know
of relatives of Malka LICHTENSTEIN (nee ORENSTEIN), who was the wife
of Yaakov (Yankel) David ORENSTEIN?

If so, please contact me at the following address:

horenstein@mcdaniel.edu
Westminster, MD

--
Howard B. Orenstein
Westminster, MD
horenstein@mcdaniel.edu


EVIEN / EVEN Family #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

When you do not know for sure where your family is >from specifically, it is
usually helpful to first check shtetlfinder for the correct spelling of the
shtetl and then proceed to search the All-Lithuania Database before
proceeding any further. You can search by both the family name and/or the
shtetl you think they are from.

The EVIEN / EVEN family is not necessarily >from Kaunas or Anyksciai as there
were many members >from Birziai, Kupiskis, Subacius, and Viesintos, etc.

So, remember, check out your available resources on JewishGen including the
JGFF before posting and you will be able to better query people on the
digests.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EVIEN / EVEN Family #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

When you do not know for sure where your family is >from specifically, it is
usually helpful to first check shtetlfinder for the correct spelling of the
shtetl and then proceed to search the All-Lithuania Database before
proceeding any further. You can search by both the family name and/or the
shtetl you think they are from.

The EVIEN / EVEN family is not necessarily >from Kaunas or Anyksciai as there
were many members >from Birziai, Kupiskis, Subacius, and Viesintos, etc.

So, remember, check out your available resources on JewishGen including the
JGFF before posting and you will be able to better query people on the
digests.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net