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Lammud-Yud-Vav-Vav-Yud on Headstone #general

Laurence Harris <Laurence@...>
 

As part of a headstone inscription (burial c.1878 in an English orthodox Jewish
cemetery), immediately following the father's Hebrew name (ie the second part of
the patronymic name of the deceased) is the Hebrew word Lammud-Yud-Vav-Vav-Yud .
I am trying to decide if this word is also part of the name of the father or is
part of the other wording.

I have looked up the word in a Hebrew-English dictionary and it appears to mean
accompanying or accompaniment or escort.

Is Lammud-Yud-Vav-Vav-Yud a Hebrew name or has anyone seen this word on a
headstone and if so what is a better translation in this context.

Just to add a further twist, the family name was LEVY but I did not see the Hebrew
letters for HaLevy on the headstone, and this word (which looks and sounds a bit
like LEVY) is where the word HaLevy would normally be placed.
I wonder if the mason carved this word in error instead of HaLevy?

Sincerely,
Laurence Harris
Pinner, Middlesex, England
Researching the LEVY family of Passover Cake Bakers (baking in London c.1710-
c.1939)


Title in document #general

meir yohanah
 

Dear Group,

I have a 19th century Lithuanian Ketubah that has the brides father's Hebrew name
written in Yiddish on it preceded by a Resh with a line above it. The groom's
father is not listed with a title. Can you tell me if this could be the title for
a Rabbi, or just a normal man? Note that the father in question was deceased at
the time of marriage.

Sincerely,
Meir Yohanah
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lammud-Yud-Vav-Vav-Yud on Headstone #general

Laurence Harris <Laurence@...>
 

As part of a headstone inscription (burial c.1878 in an English orthodox Jewish
cemetery), immediately following the father's Hebrew name (ie the second part of
the patronymic name of the deceased) is the Hebrew word Lammud-Yud-Vav-Vav-Yud .
I am trying to decide if this word is also part of the name of the father or is
part of the other wording.

I have looked up the word in a Hebrew-English dictionary and it appears to mean
accompanying or accompaniment or escort.

Is Lammud-Yud-Vav-Vav-Yud a Hebrew name or has anyone seen this word on a
headstone and if so what is a better translation in this context.

Just to add a further twist, the family name was LEVY but I did not see the Hebrew
letters for HaLevy on the headstone, and this word (which looks and sounds a bit
like LEVY) is where the word HaLevy would normally be placed.
I wonder if the mason carved this word in error instead of HaLevy?

Sincerely,
Laurence Harris
Pinner, Middlesex, England
Researching the LEVY family of Passover Cake Bakers (baking in London c.1710-
c.1939)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Title in document #general

meir yohanah
 

Dear Group,

I have a 19th century Lithuanian Ketubah that has the brides father's Hebrew name
written in Yiddish on it preceded by a Resh with a line above it. The groom's
father is not listed with a title. Can you tell me if this could be the title for
a Rabbi, or just a normal man? Note that the father in question was deceased at
the time of marriage.

Sincerely,
Meir Yohanah
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Blocked on ZIBOFF/ZIBOV/ZUBOV of Wysokie-Litewskie #general

henryn <henryn@...>
 

Folks:

I've been making progress finding my family in my ancestral town of
Wysokie-Litewskie, now in Belarus.

But I can't find anything about my maternal great-grandfather, whose name is
given in family sources as Benish ZIBOFF or ZIBOV or ZUBOV. I've checked and
rechecked all the usual databases.

Here is all I know: He was born in 1861 and died in 1925. At some point he was a
rabbinical student. He was married to Perel GRYNFELD of Wysokie-Litewskie. He
came to the U.S. alone in about 1893, intending to fund the immigration of the
rest of his family. After he came to the U.S. he was known as Barnett GOLDSTEIN.
The others joined him in 1898.

Is there any special about ZIBOFF/ ZIBOV/ZUBOV? Any "unusual" places to look?

Thanks,
Henry Neugass
Palo Alto
henryn@zzzspacebbs.com remove 'zzz'

Wysokie-Litewskie: ZIBOFF, GRYNFELD Kletsk: KIRZNER
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Russia to Canada #general

Martin Tulkoff <mtulkoff@...>
 

My mother-in-law left Russia with her mother in 1917 going to Montreal to join her
older sister. There are several dates in her passport, and stamps >from Harbin,
Vladivostock and Yokohama.

My son believes they may have traveled to the British consulate in Harbin in order
to get visas to enter Canada, and >from there gone to Vladivostock, Yokohama and
then on to Vancouver where they took a train to Montreal.

We wanted to find information on the ship they took and when they arrived in
Vancouver. Is there anyone else whose family took this route that can give me
some helpful hints on where to go to find this?

She eventually came to the U.S. and I was going to try the St Alban's Crossing
records, but thought I would ask on-line first as Jewishgen participants are
usually so knowledgeable.

Thanks for your help.
Sylvia Tulkoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Blocked on ZIBOFF/ZIBOV/ZUBOV of Wysokie-Litewskie #general

henryn <henryn@...>
 

Folks:

I've been making progress finding my family in my ancestral town of
Wysokie-Litewskie, now in Belarus.

But I can't find anything about my maternal great-grandfather, whose name is
given in family sources as Benish ZIBOFF or ZIBOV or ZUBOV. I've checked and
rechecked all the usual databases.

Here is all I know: He was born in 1861 and died in 1925. At some point he was a
rabbinical student. He was married to Perel GRYNFELD of Wysokie-Litewskie. He
came to the U.S. alone in about 1893, intending to fund the immigration of the
rest of his family. After he came to the U.S. he was known as Barnett GOLDSTEIN.
The others joined him in 1898.

Is there any special about ZIBOFF/ ZIBOV/ZUBOV? Any "unusual" places to look?

Thanks,
Henry Neugass
Palo Alto
henryn@zzzspacebbs.com remove 'zzz'

Wysokie-Litewskie: ZIBOFF, GRYNFELD Kletsk: KIRZNER
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russia to Canada #general

Martin Tulkoff <mtulkoff@...>
 

My mother-in-law left Russia with her mother in 1917 going to Montreal to join her
older sister. There are several dates in her passport, and stamps >from Harbin,
Vladivostock and Yokohama.

My son believes they may have traveled to the British consulate in Harbin in order
to get visas to enter Canada, and >from there gone to Vladivostock, Yokohama and
then on to Vancouver where they took a train to Montreal.

We wanted to find information on the ship they took and when they arrived in
Vancouver. Is there anyone else whose family took this route that can give me
some helpful hints on where to go to find this?

She eventually came to the U.S. and I was going to try the St Alban's Crossing
records, but thought I would ask on-line first as Jewishgen participants are
usually so knowledgeable.

Thanks for your help.
Sylvia Tulkoff


Rabbi HF EPSTEIN, St. Louis #general

SGoldstNJ <sgoldstnj@...>
 

I periodically post updates in the hope that someone has some new insights. My
inquiry remains:

Is Rabbi EPSTEIN the brother of Bernard Epstein: Possible circumstantial
evidence--
a relative's statement: that her grandfather (my great-grandfather) Bernard
Epstein had at least two brothers who were Orthodox rabbis, including one
prominent in St. Louis (though she could not recall his name)
The Bergman/Berkman connection-- family members agree that both Rabbi Chaim
Fishel Epstein and Bernard Epstein had their family names changed >from Bergman
or Berkman back in Russia/Lithuania.
Born in the same decade
Relatives agree Rabbi Epstein had many siblings, some secular
Bernard was probably >from Lithuania
Rabbi Epstein: sudden death >from stroke, like Epstein men in our family
A great-great-niece of Rabbi Epstein e-mailed me: she learned that an older
brother of Rabbi Epstein lived in Philadephia, possibly named Berel, and had a few
sons, one of whom ran away to the army. Bernard Epstein, of Philadelphia, had four
sons, one of whom, my grandfather Aaron, left for the army in his teens.
Photos of Rabbi Ephraim Epstein, son of Rabbi Chaim Fishel, as mailed to me, bear
a striking resemblance to Aaron Epstein, my grandfather, and son of Bernard
Epstein

Steve Goldstein, New Jersey


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi HF EPSTEIN, St. Louis #general

SGoldstNJ <sgoldstnj@...>
 

I periodically post updates in the hope that someone has some new insights. My
inquiry remains:

Is Rabbi EPSTEIN the brother of Bernard Epstein: Possible circumstantial
evidence--
a relative's statement: that her grandfather (my great-grandfather) Bernard
Epstein had at least two brothers who were Orthodox rabbis, including one
prominent in St. Louis (though she could not recall his name)
The Bergman/Berkman connection-- family members agree that both Rabbi Chaim
Fishel Epstein and Bernard Epstein had their family names changed >from Bergman
or Berkman back in Russia/Lithuania.
Born in the same decade
Relatives agree Rabbi Epstein had many siblings, some secular
Bernard was probably >from Lithuania
Rabbi Epstein: sudden death >from stroke, like Epstein men in our family
A great-great-niece of Rabbi Epstein e-mailed me: she learned that an older
brother of Rabbi Epstein lived in Philadephia, possibly named Berel, and had a few
sons, one of whom ran away to the army. Bernard Epstein, of Philadelphia, had four
sons, one of whom, my grandfather Aaron, left for the army in his teens.
Photos of Rabbi Ephraim Epstein, son of Rabbi Chaim Fishel, as mailed to me, bear
a striking resemblance to Aaron Epstein, my grandfather, and son of Bernard
Epstein

Steve Goldstein, New Jersey


Rabbis M. M. MAHARAM and KURANTMAN #general

Harry Boonin <harry@...>
 

I am looking for information about two rabbis in Philaldelphia, M. M. MAHARAM and
KURANTMAN. MAHARAM was in Philadelphia in 1903, and KURANTMAN was in Philadelphia
in 1889. Rabbi MAHARAM was a member of the Union of Orthodox Rabbisof America in
1903.
Harry D. Boonin
Warrington, PA
hdboonin@erols.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbis M. M. MAHARAM and KURANTMAN #general

Harry Boonin <harry@...>
 

I am looking for information about two rabbis in Philaldelphia, M. M. MAHARAM and
KURANTMAN. MAHARAM was in Philadelphia in 1903, and KURANTMAN was in Philadelphia
in 1889. Rabbi MAHARAM was a member of the Union of Orthodox Rabbisof America in
1903.
Harry D. Boonin
Warrington, PA
hdboonin@erols.com


Connecticut - LEVICH-YUDELEWITZ-RUDA - Panevezys, Lithuania #general

Jeff Miller
 

I found a record in the 1910 Census for a Jacob LEVICH that looks like he might be
my great uncle. This Jacob was born in 1890 (I estimate my guy was born in 1889).
This guy was single and living in New Haven, CT with a cousin named Benjamin RUDA
at 175 Washington Avenue, New Haven Township. It says he came to the US in 1908
(my guy came in 1906). It says he was a tailor. Benjamin's family consisted of a
wife Beckie, daughter Celia, and son Abraham.

The YUDELOWITZ brother, >from Panevezys Lithuania originally, who arrived in
New York (headed to final destination in Worcester, Massachusetts) in 1906 at age
17 as Jankel JUDELEWITZ, apparently Americanized his name. Possibly to Jacob
LEVICH. I have had trouble locating him in Worcester, Boston, National Archives,
and Massachusetts records, in City Directories, Census records, naturalization
records, the World War I draft records, on JewishGen, or in other records. So,
hopefully, with this latest Connecticut record, I may be back on the right track.

I am looking for family connections or information about Jacob LEVICH or
YUDELOWITZ or the Connecticut RUDA family.
Please reply privately,
Jeff Miller
Maryland
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KONCZATY #general

michael abramson <zoemoe@...>
 

I am looking for any information about this surname. It was my gp's and changed
to Cohen. He came >from Warsaw, Russia in 1904. Thank you.
Michael Abramson
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Searching Lawrence GOLDMAN #general

Peter Levene <peter@...>
 

Hello Genners
I'm trying to trace what became of the family of my great uncle Layzer Goldman (b
abt 1880) came to England >from Poland a few years before his brother Abraham, when
he was probably about 18 years of age. He probably changed his name to Lawrence.
Married Hannah and had four children:
Rose married Lou about 1922
Jinnie
Willie - knocked down and killed by horse and cart whilst riding his bicycle
(15yrs old)
Charles - was a hairdresser in Mayfair
Any information at all would be very welcome.
Thank you
Peter Levene,
Brighton, UK
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Connecticut - LEVICH-YUDELEWITZ-RUDA - Panevezys, Lithuania #general

Jeff Miller
 

I found a record in the 1910 Census for a Jacob LEVICH that looks like he might be
my great uncle. This Jacob was born in 1890 (I estimate my guy was born in 1889).
This guy was single and living in New Haven, CT with a cousin named Benjamin RUDA
at 175 Washington Avenue, New Haven Township. It says he came to the US in 1908
(my guy came in 1906). It says he was a tailor. Benjamin's family consisted of a
wife Beckie, daughter Celia, and son Abraham.

The YUDELOWITZ brother, >from Panevezys Lithuania originally, who arrived in
New York (headed to final destination in Worcester, Massachusetts) in 1906 at age
17 as Jankel JUDELEWITZ, apparently Americanized his name. Possibly to Jacob
LEVICH. I have had trouble locating him in Worcester, Boston, National Archives,
and Massachusetts records, in City Directories, Census records, naturalization
records, the World War I draft records, on JewishGen, or in other records. So,
hopefully, with this latest Connecticut record, I may be back on the right track.

I am looking for family connections or information about Jacob LEVICH or
YUDELOWITZ or the Connecticut RUDA family.
Please reply privately,
Jeff Miller
Maryland
SingingTM@comcast.net
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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 KONCZATY #general

michael abramson <zoemoe@...>
 

I am looking for any information about this surname. It was my gp's and changed
to Cohen. He came >from Warsaw, Russia in 1904. Thank you.
Michael Abramson
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Lawrence GOLDMAN #general

Peter Levene <peter@...>
 

Hello Genners
I'm trying to trace what became of the family of my great uncle Layzer Goldman (b
abt 1880) came to England >from Poland a few years before his brother Abraham, when
he was probably about 18 years of age. He probably changed his name to Lawrence.
Married Hannah and had four children:
Rose married Lou about 1922
Jinnie
Willie - knocked down and killed by horse and cart whilst riding his bicycle
(15yrs old)
Charles - was a hairdresser in Mayfair
Any information at all would be very welcome.
Thank you
Peter Levene,
Brighton, UK
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Independent Hebrews of America #general

MKrantzman@...
 

Dear Genners:
I have been researching my paternal Grandfather Manashe KRANTZMAN, who settled in
Boston in the late 1890's. >from what I have learned, he was the founder and
Grandmaster of "The Independent Hebrews of America ". I cannot find any
information on this organization or any group similar. I believe this fraternal
organization my go by the name of "United Hebrews of America". But again, I find
no reference to this group as well. In my grandfather's obituary od Sept. 30 1917,
it lists him as a member of the Faulkner Lodge K of P in the City of Boston.
what ever this is?). He was a founding member of the Congregation Anshei Polon on
Oswego St. in Boston. Any help would be appreciated.
Mr. Merle Krantzman
Moraga, California,
earching: KRANTAMAN, MILLER (PLONSK, POLAND); MENDELOWITZ, SCHWARTZ (IASSI,
RUMANIA)


St Charles, LA Obit Lookup Needed #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Is there a kindhearted Genner in the St Charles, LA area who could look up some
obituaries for me?

They are not accessible on line, unless one has a paid subscription to the local
newspapers.

(The obits are >from Nov 1976, Nov 1986, Jan 2001, and Dec 2001.)

Please contact me off-list for the names of the four individuals.

Barbara S. Mannlein
Tucson, AZ