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Thanks for Hamburg Lists #general

Ruth Hyman <ruth.hyman@...>
 

Dear cousins,
I want to thank everyone who sent advice re Hamburg lists. I finally broke down
and bought the records and they are of my SCHER family >from Pikeliai, Lithuania.
One very generous person then took the information and found the missing manifests
on EIDB.
Thanks group!
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY


Philadelphia Cemeteries #general

Leonie Flack <mail@...>
 

I am trying to find out more information about a brother of my husband's
grandfather, Saul FLACH, who went >from Kalisz to New York around 1889 and was
naturalised about 1896.

We know that he died some time between 1908 and 1913 in Philadelphia and wondered
which Jewish cemeteries would be the most likely to find his burial?

In the 1900 census the family, Saul and his wife Mildred (Millie) and their twin
boys were living in Wharton Street, Philadelphia. By 1908 the family consisted of
Saul and Mildred (Millie) had 4 children but I have not been able to find any of
the family in the 1910 census.

Depending on the information found in the census and also immigration index etc
Saul was either listed as Salomon/Solomon or Sol.

Any help with regard to possible Philadelphia Jewish cemeteries in use during 1908
to 1913 would be most appreciated.

Leonie Flack
mail@leonieflack.com
London, UK


Seeking: POLLAK Family #general

peter polyak <polyakp@...>
 

Dear all,
I am finding the cousin Sarra GREENWALD, born as POLLAK in 1947 y. Maramures,
Romania. Her mother Maria Pollak was survior after Holocaust and went to Israel.
Sarra with husband Israel GREENWALL in 1979 y. went to US or Canada. Can anybody
to help me.
Peter Polyak
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Seeking: OKS, GUZ or GAS in Argentina #general

susan sobel <susan_sobel@...>
 

I am looking for any information on Haim Zeev (Velvel) OKS >from Kremenets.
I am looking for any information on this man or his descendents. He was born
around 1910 and emigrated to Argentina in the 1930s. He was actively involved
with other Kremenetzers in Argentina.

I am also looking for information on Shlomo and /or Reuven GUZ (or GAS) of Kovel
born around 1900 and emigrated to Argentina in the early 1920s.

Thank you for any help you can provide
Susan Sobel
Herziliya Israel

susan_sobel@hotmail.com
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Re: Did ECHOV/ECHOU come from JACOV #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

I would guess, without knowing more about the location, etc, that Echov would have
been >from Ek, short for Esko. I had a cousin by this name. It is derived >from a
Hebrew name, but not Jacob.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks for Hamburg Lists #general

Ruth Hyman <ruth.hyman@...>
 

Dear cousins,
I want to thank everyone who sent advice re Hamburg lists. I finally broke down
and bought the records and they are of my SCHER family >from Pikeliai, Lithuania.
One very generous person then took the information and found the missing manifests
on EIDB.
Thanks group!
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Philadelphia Cemeteries #general

Leonie Flack <mail@...>
 

I am trying to find out more information about a brother of my husband's
grandfather, Saul FLACH, who went >from Kalisz to New York around 1889 and was
naturalised about 1896.

We know that he died some time between 1908 and 1913 in Philadelphia and wondered
which Jewish cemeteries would be the most likely to find his burial?

In the 1900 census the family, Saul and his wife Mildred (Millie) and their twin
boys were living in Wharton Street, Philadelphia. By 1908 the family consisted of
Saul and Mildred (Millie) had 4 children but I have not been able to find any of
the family in the 1910 census.

Depending on the information found in the census and also immigration index etc
Saul was either listed as Salomon/Solomon or Sol.

Any help with regard to possible Philadelphia Jewish cemeteries in use during 1908
to 1913 would be most appreciated.

Leonie Flack
mail@leonieflack.com
London, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: POLLAK Family #general

peter polyak <polyakp@...>
 

Dear all,
I am finding the cousin Sarra GREENWALD, born as POLLAK in 1947 y. Maramures,
Romania. Her mother Maria Pollak was survior after Holocaust and went to Israel.
Sarra with husband Israel GREENWALL in 1979 y. went to US or Canada. Can anybody
to help me.
Peter Polyak
***
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Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more and more
frequently. If you have not already done so, please log onto
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter and register
all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn about more
names and places of origin, they can always be added, but only **you** can keep
your own listings up to date.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: OKS, GUZ or GAS in Argentina #general

susan sobel <susan_sobel@...>
 

I am looking for any information on Haim Zeev (Velvel) OKS >from Kremenets.
I am looking for any information on this man or his descendents. He was born
around 1910 and emigrated to Argentina in the 1930s. He was actively involved
with other Kremenetzers in Argentina.

I am also looking for information on Shlomo and /or Reuven GUZ (or GAS) of Kovel
born around 1900 and emigrated to Argentina in the early 1920s.

Thank you for any help you can provide
Susan Sobel
Herziliya Israel

susan_sobel@hotmail.com
***
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surnames of interest in the JewishGen Family Finder,
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Did ECHOV/ECHOU come from JACOV #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

I would guess, without knowing more about the location, etc, that Echov would have
been >from Ek, short for Esko. I had a cousin by this name. It is derived >from a
Hebrew name, but not Jacob.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ


Member of Polish Diet between the World Wars #general

Israel P
 

We are trying to identify a family member who served in the Polish Diet between
the world wars. His name was WAJNRYB, but we don't have a given name.

Is such information available someplace? (What happened to him is extra credit.)

Israel Pickholtz


Rabbinical/Tribe Question (Adler, Halpern, Alber) #general

Terri <terrib@...>
 

I have 3 questions:

1. Should I assume that if the Beider Poland Book lists a last name as
"Rabbinic", (examples of some names: Adler, Halpern, Alber), that the members of
these family were >from the Kohanim tribe?

2. In the 18th and 19th centuries, were there Rabbi who were Levy's and
Israelites? Or just Kohanim?

3. Should I, also, assume that there were Rabbi in the Adler, Halpern, and Alber
families that I am researching (18th and 19th century) or not necessarily?



Thank you,
Tom Erribe


Boston Jewish Advocate #general

beatrice swart <bswart33321@...>
 

I will be in the Boston area in early May and would like to do the research for
the following:

Can some one tell me where I can get to research the Boston Jewish Advocate
wedding announcements.

I am researching William SWART, and I see that there is a date of 6/18/1915 as the
wedding announcement.

Another question, is that the date of the wedding or the date that it was listed
in the Advocate? Above the date it says Issue Date.

Thanks to everyone for any information that you can give me.

Bea Swart
BSWART10@AOL.COM

Researching: KALSTEIN,RUDNICK,SWART,POPKY, MISHKIND,OLESKOWITZ, SHIDLOVSKY, from
Raczki, Russia-Poland and Krevo, Belarus, White Russia. Bronx, NY, Manhattan and
Queens, NY.

Bea Swart


Re: Potzanka, Hungary #hungary

Alexander Sharon
 

"S. Micah Salb" wrote

First, he says on it that he is >from Potzanka, Bereg Megye, Hungary. I can't
locate that town using Shtetlseeker, and I've never heard of it. Most of my
family is >from Munkacs and thereabout (which is also in Bereg Megye), so I
imagine Potzanka is near to there. Is anyone familiar with this town?

Micah,

If you are certain that Potzanka has been located in Bereg county, may I suggest
to locate village whereabouts by using Bereg's 1910 map.

from the index of Hungarian counties in 1910, select Bereg county:
http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/maps/1910/

When you have managed to locate Potzanka, follow now with the fairly modern map
(Soviet era) of Ukraine's Zakarpatskaya oblast' (Transcarpathian Ukraine) at:

http://www.infoukes.com/ua-maps/oblasts/oblast01/

to identify current Ukrainian name of Potzanka.

Good luck in your search.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Member of Polish Diet between the World Wars #general

Israel P
 

We are trying to identify a family member who served in the Polish Diet between
the world wars. His name was WAJNRYB, but we don't have a given name.

Is such information available someplace? (What happened to him is extra credit.)

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbinical/Tribe Question (Adler, Halpern, Alber) #general

Terri <terrib@...>
 

I have 3 questions:

1. Should I assume that if the Beider Poland Book lists a last name as
"Rabbinic", (examples of some names: Adler, Halpern, Alber), that the members of
these family were >from the Kohanim tribe?

2. In the 18th and 19th centuries, were there Rabbi who were Levy's and
Israelites? Or just Kohanim?

3. Should I, also, assume that there were Rabbi in the Adler, Halpern, and Alber
families that I am researching (18th and 19th century) or not necessarily?



Thank you,
Tom Erribe


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Boston Jewish Advocate #general

beatrice swart <bswart33321@...>
 

I will be in the Boston area in early May and would like to do the research for
the following:

Can some one tell me where I can get to research the Boston Jewish Advocate
wedding announcements.

I am researching William SWART, and I see that there is a date of 6/18/1915 as the
wedding announcement.

Another question, is that the date of the wedding or the date that it was listed
in the Advocate? Above the date it says Issue Date.

Thanks to everyone for any information that you can give me.

Bea Swart
BSWART10@AOL.COM

Researching: KALSTEIN,RUDNICK,SWART,POPKY, MISHKIND,OLESKOWITZ, SHIDLOVSKY, from
Raczki, Russia-Poland and Krevo, Belarus, White Russia. Bronx, NY, Manhattan and
Queens, NY.

Bea Swart


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Potzanka, Hungary #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"S. Micah Salb" wrote

First, he says on it that he is >from Potzanka, Bereg Megye, Hungary. I can't
locate that town using Shtetlseeker, and I've never heard of it. Most of my
family is >from Munkacs and thereabout (which is also in Bereg Megye), so I
imagine Potzanka is near to there. Is anyone familiar with this town?

Micah,

If you are certain that Potzanka has been located in Bereg county, may I suggest
to locate village whereabouts by using Bereg's 1910 map.

from the index of Hungarian counties in 1910, select Bereg county:
http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/maps/1910/

When you have managed to locate Potzanka, follow now with the fairly modern map
(Soviet era) of Ukraine's Zakarpatskaya oblast' (Transcarpathian Ukraine) at:

http://www.infoukes.com/ua-maps/oblasts/oblast01/

to identify current Ukrainian name of Potzanka.

Good luck in your search.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Re: Abraham Lincoln: Secret Jew? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/14/2005 10:05:01 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
HeyJudy123@aol.com writes:

< The New York Post, one of New York City's leading daily newspapers, this week
printed a theory that Abraham Lincoln may have been a secret Jew, or descended
from Jews. (The columnist offering the information admitted that this theory is
unsubstantiated.)

< Has any Genner heard a similar rumor (or "bubbemeiser") in his or her own
family? >

==That appears to be an insider joke of the literati. A few weeks ago, a book
(or article) set out to prove he was really a homosexual, and I've heard many
humorous takes on the topic and the reasoning (or evidence) behind it..

==Americans, Jews and Gentiles, seem to have a hankering for "exotic" ancestors.
I've had many people write to me asking me, on the flimsiest of evidence (a
German name, a braided loaf eaten weekends, a dislike for bacon, or a tendency to
say "oy" when they sighed) to confirm that an ancestor was, in fact, Jewish.

==Recently I read in these pages a report about a Catholic priest who knows he's
a Spanish Maranno because his parents had a variety of customs--including playing
with a dreidel around Xmas, apparently ignorant of the fact that the Dreidel is an
Ashkenazi custom and was not part of Sefardi customs.

==I understand that any time a person well known >from the stage, sports or
government dies, there are likely to be lots of queries "Is it true that So-and-so
was Jewish?" that moderators are required, by the jewishgen code, to reject.

==Similarly, Many Jews appear to aspire to Sefardi ancestry in these lists, on
the flimsiest of evidence.

==It's good to learn more and more about our ancestry and the heritage of our
ancestors, but investing energy in desperately seeking exotic ancestry based on
the shakiest of factoids is really a waste of energy and opportunities.

==ALL our ancestors were good and worthy of being remembered by us.

Michael Bernet, New York


Re: Abraham Lincoln: Secret Jew? #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

There have been many stories about Abraham Lincoln's origins which grew out of
opposition to him during various elections and the Civil War period as well as the
lack of information about him. It was speculated that he was a Black, a Jew, and
other things. These stories mainly focused on his mother Nancy Hanks whose
origins were cloudy.

Various records and stories have been brought forward attesting to the fact that
Nancy Hanks was actually illegitamate and that she then had an illegitamate child,
Abraham Lincoln. If this is true then it becomes doubly difficult to determine
the origins of Abraham Lincoln.

One of the most persistent rumors was that Abraham Lincoln was the son of John C.
Calhoun, well-known South Carolina politician, whom he looked like. Calhoun was a
frequent patron of a tavern where Nancy Hanks worked. Another that he was the son
of Abraham Enloe, a man who hired Nancy Hanks and then got her pregnant. In all
these accounts, the purported father paid Thomas Lincoln to take the pregnant
Nancy Hanks away and marry her.

All of this is further confused by the many women who were named Nancy Hanks who
abounded in those days, including one who was a relative of Lincoln's mother who
had an illegitamate child.

So, it may never be known what Lincoln's exact orgins were unless DNA testing is
possible.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net