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PALACHE of Jamaica and New York #usa

Teri Tillman <natzrose@...>
 

While researching a Gertrude KELLY (1844 - 1892) of New York, daughter of
Robert E. and Sarah KELLY, I learned that her mother's maiden name was
PALACHE. An announcement in the New York Post (14 September 1842) stated
that on 13 September 1842, Sarah PALACHE, daughter of the late M. PALACHE,
had married Robert E. KELLY, late of Galway, Ireland.
Another announcement published in the New York Post on 15 September 1846
stated that Alexander PALACHE, eldest son of the late M. PALACHE, had died
in Jamaica on 16 August 1846 at the age of 31.
At the time of the 1850 U.S. census (Brooklyn, New York), the household of
Robert E. and Sarah KELLY (age 28 years, born in the West Indies) included
the following individuals with the surname PALACHE:
Eliza PALACHE, 54 years, born in the West Indies
Louisa PALACHE, 24 years, born in the West Indies
Eliza PALACHE, 18 years, born in the West Indies
Does anyone know if Sarah KELLY, nee PALACHE, was the daughter of the
Mordecai and Eliza PALACHE who appear on page 240 of Rabbi Stern's "First
American Jewish Families"?

Teri Tillman Natchez, Mississippi


Early American SIG #USA PALACHE of Jamaica and New York #usa

Teri Tillman <natzrose@...>
 

While researching a Gertrude KELLY (1844 - 1892) of New York, daughter of
Robert E. and Sarah KELLY, I learned that her mother's maiden name was
PALACHE. An announcement in the New York Post (14 September 1842) stated
that on 13 September 1842, Sarah PALACHE, daughter of the late M. PALACHE,
had married Robert E. KELLY, late of Galway, Ireland.
Another announcement published in the New York Post on 15 September 1846
stated that Alexander PALACHE, eldest son of the late M. PALACHE, had died
in Jamaica on 16 August 1846 at the age of 31.
At the time of the 1850 U.S. census (Brooklyn, New York), the household of
Robert E. and Sarah KELLY (age 28 years, born in the West Indies) included
the following individuals with the surname PALACHE:
Eliza PALACHE, 54 years, born in the West Indies
Louisa PALACHE, 24 years, born in the West Indies
Eliza PALACHE, 18 years, born in the West Indies
Does anyone know if Sarah KELLY, nee PALACHE, was the daughter of the
Mordecai and Eliza PALACHE who appear on page 240 of Rabbi Stern's "First
American Jewish Families"?

Teri Tillman Natchez, Mississippi


Researching GOLDMAN #germany

michael knox <mknox@...>
 

I recently posted an "inquiry" regarding my GOLDMAN ancestors.
Some kind souls responded and I appreciate those responses a great deal.
I am embarrassed to say that I "assumed" they had come >from Bavaria,
Germany.
When I dug through the files that I have compiled, I discovered I had made a
serious and fatal error. My ancestors had come >from Poland - at least that
is what is listed on the census sheet I found in Baltimore, MD for 1870.

I will now be turning my attention to the Polish website.

Again, thanks to those who tried to assist me.

Michael L. Knox/Bridgeport, WA


German SIG #Germany Researching GOLDMAN #germany

michael knox <mknox@...>
 

I recently posted an "inquiry" regarding my GOLDMAN ancestors.
Some kind souls responded and I appreciate those responses a great deal.
I am embarrassed to say that I "assumed" they had come >from Bavaria,
Germany.
When I dug through the files that I have compiled, I discovered I had made a
serious and fatal error. My ancestors had come >from Poland - at least that
is what is listed on the census sheet I found in Baltimore, MD for 1870.

I will now be turning my attention to the Polish website.

Again, thanks to those who tried to assist me.

Michael L. Knox/Bridgeport, WA


Name given when someone appears close to death #germany

Ilan Szekely <tcdb@...>
 

In Hebrew the name Hayim (life) is often added "to confuse death"
when someone is very ill.

Ilan Szekely, Jerusalem


German SIG #Germany Name given when someone appears close to death #germany

Ilan Szekely <tcdb@...>
 

In Hebrew the name Hayim (life) is often added "to confuse death"
when someone is very ill.

Ilan Szekely, Jerusalem


Brief Translations, Please - One Russian, One Yiddish #belarus

Michelle Frager <lulu_brooks@...>
 

Dear Group:

Posted to VM are two scraps >from a recently received note written by a
Ukrainian-Israeli relative. If you can translate we will be very grateful.

Russian - This is the one where we need all the help we can get!
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5374

Yiddish - something about writing letters. Like my Yiddish it's probably
phonetic, not formal:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5375

Please send any replies privately to lulu_brooks@yahoo.com

Many thanks,
Michelle Frager NY area
TREIGER (FRAGER) SIROTA ZEKTSER BRONSHTEIN POLYAK/POLAK SIBELBERG
(sic) in Ukraine, Bessarabia, Romania
VULFSON (WOLFSON) FRAKT in Belarus and Lith.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Brief Translations, Please - One Russian, One Yiddish #belarus

Michelle Frager <lulu_brooks@...>
 

Dear Group:

Posted to VM are two scraps >from a recently received note written by a
Ukrainian-Israeli relative. If you can translate we will be very grateful.

Russian - This is the one where we need all the help we can get!
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5374

Yiddish - something about writing letters. Like my Yiddish it's probably
phonetic, not formal:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5375

Please send any replies privately to lulu_brooks@yahoo.com

Many thanks,
Michelle Frager NY area
TREIGER (FRAGER) SIROTA ZEKTSER BRONSHTEIN POLYAK/POLAK SIBELBERG
(sic) in Ukraine, Bessarabia, Romania
VULFSON (WOLFSON) FRAKT in Belarus and Lith.


Lodz Descendants of the Yismach Moshe #rabbinic

Yisrael Asper
 

I am the son of the son of Kayla (in Polish Kajla) (Yita) PRAG, the
daughter of Rav Zev Volf PRAG, a Kohen and an Aleksanderer Chassid.
Her family had a textile business. She married Rav Yitzchak
Yerachmiel ASPER, a Gerer chassid. They went to London and
eventually to B'nei B'rak.

Any descendents of Lodz Jews descended >from the Yismach Moshe out
there? If so any connection to her? Any help will be greatly
appreciated

Yisrael Asper
Pittsburgh PA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Lodz Descendants of the Yismach Moshe #rabbinic

Yisrael Asper
 

I am the son of the son of Kayla (in Polish Kajla) (Yita) PRAG, the
daughter of Rav Zev Volf PRAG, a Kohen and an Aleksanderer Chassid.
Her family had a textile business. She married Rav Yitzchak
Yerachmiel ASPER, a Gerer chassid. They went to London and
eventually to B'nei B'rak.

Any descendents of Lodz Jews descended >from the Yismach Moshe out
there? If so any connection to her? Any help will be greatly
appreciated

Yisrael Asper
Pittsburgh PA


Re: Additional names for the critically ill #germany

MBernet@...
 

MODERATOR NOTE: I am not able to check our archives to be sure but I think
that this is the first discussion of this topic in the GerSIG Forum.
Thanks to our Senior Name Maven Mr. Bernet for the following:

In a message dated 1/15/2005 our Senior Moderator writes:

Mod note: Tell us more about names added when "someone appears close to
death, please ?

==It is common among traditional Ashkenazic Jews to add a name or two to the
name of someone whi is critically ill. The accepted explanation is that the
new name will confuse the Angel of Death, whose "letter of authorization"
mentions only the old name.

==A number of such additional names are traditional: Chaim = Life, Rafa'el
= God Heals, Alter = [may he live to be an] Old Man. I don't know what names
were added for females, if any. Chayah would be the equivalent of Chaim,
Rafa'elah for Rafa'el (but I think Rafa'elah is a quite recent name). Though Alter
might be given to infants, I assume Die Alte was not used by women unless they
were very old.

==In many instances, only the new name was used after recovery, as testimony
that the bearer was given a new life.

==I am currently involved in a discussion on RavSig about the correct name of
a famed scholar of the 16th-17th century, Rabbi YomTov Lipman haLevi Heller.
It appears that on his tombstone he had the additional names Gershon Sha'ul,
two names that were otherwise not attributed to him.

One correspondent informs me that there was a custom that the new name contains
no letter >from the old Hebrew name (to further confuse a dyslexic angel?) and
so Rafa'el and Chaim were not available to him.

==Since R' YomTov's two new names were given to him only on his deathbed,
this is probably the reason why it is not widely known and not used in other
references to him.

Michael Bernet, New York http://www.mem-ber.net/


German SIG #Germany Re: Additional names for the critically ill #germany

MBernet@...
 

MODERATOR NOTE: I am not able to check our archives to be sure but I think
that this is the first discussion of this topic in the GerSIG Forum.
Thanks to our Senior Name Maven Mr. Bernet for the following:

In a message dated 1/15/2005 our Senior Moderator writes:

Mod note: Tell us more about names added when "someone appears close to
death, please ?

==It is common among traditional Ashkenazic Jews to add a name or two to the
name of someone whi is critically ill. The accepted explanation is that the
new name will confuse the Angel of Death, whose "letter of authorization"
mentions only the old name.

==A number of such additional names are traditional: Chaim = Life, Rafa'el
= God Heals, Alter = [may he live to be an] Old Man. I don't know what names
were added for females, if any. Chayah would be the equivalent of Chaim,
Rafa'elah for Rafa'el (but I think Rafa'elah is a quite recent name). Though Alter
might be given to infants, I assume Die Alte was not used by women unless they
were very old.

==In many instances, only the new name was used after recovery, as testimony
that the bearer was given a new life.

==I am currently involved in a discussion on RavSig about the correct name of
a famed scholar of the 16th-17th century, Rabbi YomTov Lipman haLevi Heller.
It appears that on his tombstone he had the additional names Gershon Sha'ul,
two names that were otherwise not attributed to him.

One correspondent informs me that there was a custom that the new name contains
no letter >from the old Hebrew name (to further confuse a dyslexic angel?) and
so Rafa'el and Chaim were not available to him.

==Since R' YomTov's two new names were given to him only on his deathbed,
this is probably the reason why it is not widely known and not used in other
references to him.

Michael Bernet, New York http://www.mem-ber.net/


records from Kishineff #romania

Myra & Peter Waddell <pmwaddell@...>
 

Can anyone please tell me whether it is possible to access any birth,
marriage or death records >from Kishineff online? If not, how can one access
these records? I'm afraid I have no idea where to start to trace my
grandfather's family. Thanks.

Myra Waddell (Adelaide, South Australia).


Romania SIG #Romania records from Kishineff #romania

Myra & Peter Waddell <pmwaddell@...>
 

Can anyone please tell me whether it is possible to access any birth,
marriage or death records >from Kishineff online? If not, how can one access
these records? I'm afraid I have no idea where to start to trace my
grandfather's family. Thanks.

Myra Waddell (Adelaide, South Australia).


Names Added when Someone Appears Close to Death #germany

Dov & Varda Epstein <yknow@...>
 

Mod note added to Michael Bernet's posting:
[Mod note: Tell us more about names added when
"someone appears close to death, please ? ]

My name's not Michael, but I can certainly tell you the answer to this question.

There are certain names, attached at some time after the names given at
birth, which are believed to act as an amulet. Some, but not all of the most
common male names of this type: Chaim (life), Raphael (angel of healing),
Ben Tzion, Bachya, Nachum/Menachem (comfort), Alter(old).

Varda Epstein Efrat, Israel <yknow@netvision.net.il>


German SIG #Germany Names Added when Someone Appears Close to Death #germany

Dov & Varda Epstein <yknow@...>
 

Mod note added to Michael Bernet's posting:
[Mod note: Tell us more about names added when
"someone appears close to death, please ? ]

My name's not Michael, but I can certainly tell you the answer to this question.

There are certain names, attached at some time after the names given at
birth, which are believed to act as an amulet. Some, but not all of the most
common male names of this type: Chaim (life), Raphael (angel of healing),
Ben Tzion, Bachya, Nachum/Menachem (comfort), Alter(old).

Varda Epstein Efrat, Israel <yknow@netvision.net.il>


ANNOUNCING: German Jewish History Award Recipients #germany

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

Five outstanding Germans will be honored next week for their
extraordinary contributions to preserving the Jewish history,
culture and religious sites of their own local communities.

On January 27, 2005, the 60th anniversary of the liberation of
Auschwitz, they will receive the Obermayer German Jewish History
Award at the Berlin Parliament house (Abgeordnetenhaus).

GerSIG is a co-sponsor of the German Jewish History Award.
Two GerSIG Coordinators, Arthur Obermayer and Karen Franklin, will
attend the presentation. The other sponsors are the German Jewish
Community History Council and the Office of the President
of the Berlin Parliament.

This is the fifth year these annual awards will be presented.

The five German awardees were selected as prime examples of
the many hundreds of German volunteers who have dedicated
themselves to the collection, organization, preservation,
documentation and publication of materials of Jewish interest.

As most GerSIG members are aware, in almost every German city
and town, there are at least a few Germans who have focused their
attention and committed their efforts to recording the Jewish history
of their communities.

Until the first awards were presented in November 2000, their
contributions had not been fully recognized, especially by Jews
from other parts of the world. These awards are a modest means
of expressing our appreciation for the outstanding work done by
individuals solely because, as Germans, they feel that it is the
right thing for them to do.

The awardees have each made important contributions to the
preservation of the Jewish past in different regions as follows:

* Gunter Demnig (Cologne): The stumbing stones (stolpersteine)
which he introduced, are now provided in the sidewalks of many German
cities at the residences of Holocaust victims, often as the only
physical memorial to remember their lives.

* Robert Krais (Ettenheim, Suedlicher Oberrhein): Since his
presence when Israeli athletes were murdered at the 1972 Munich
Olympics, Krais has been promoting understanding between Germans and
Jews, especially through sports exchanges between Germans and Israelis.

* Dr. Heinrich Nuhn (Rotenberg on the Fulda): He has inspired his
students and others to research Jewish history and communicate their
findings through articles, websites, etc.

* Wolfram Kastner (Munich): He has provoked people, especially in
Munich, through public actions into reexamining Germany's past.

* Ilse Vogel (Uechtelhausen): She has reconnected Jews >from
throughout the world with the town of Diespeck through archival research
and personal interactions.

The jury that made the final selection was : Werner Loval (Jerusalem);
Karen Franklin (New York); Ernest Kallmann (Paris), Sara Nachama
(Berlin), Ernst Cramer (Berlin), Walter Momper (Berlin); and myself
(Boston). A number of nominees whose work was considered worthy of
recognition will be receiving Certificates of Commendation.

The awards are to be presented at the Plenary Chamber of the Berlin
Parliament on January 27, the German Holocaust Memorial Day. This year
for the first time the awardees have been invited to the Reichstag
building to attend the memorial session of the German Bundestag.

For more information on thes awards and awardees, see:

http://www.obermayer.us/award

Arthur Obermayer Newton, Mass - GerSIG coordinator


German SIG #Germany ANNOUNCING: German Jewish History Award Recipients #germany

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

Five outstanding Germans will be honored next week for their
extraordinary contributions to preserving the Jewish history,
culture and religious sites of their own local communities.

On January 27, 2005, the 60th anniversary of the liberation of
Auschwitz, they will receive the Obermayer German Jewish History
Award at the Berlin Parliament house (Abgeordnetenhaus).

GerSIG is a co-sponsor of the German Jewish History Award.
Two GerSIG Coordinators, Arthur Obermayer and Karen Franklin, will
attend the presentation. The other sponsors are the German Jewish
Community History Council and the Office of the President
of the Berlin Parliament.

This is the fifth year these annual awards will be presented.

The five German awardees were selected as prime examples of
the many hundreds of German volunteers who have dedicated
themselves to the collection, organization, preservation,
documentation and publication of materials of Jewish interest.

As most GerSIG members are aware, in almost every German city
and town, there are at least a few Germans who have focused their
attention and committed their efforts to recording the Jewish history
of their communities.

Until the first awards were presented in November 2000, their
contributions had not been fully recognized, especially by Jews
from other parts of the world. These awards are a modest means
of expressing our appreciation for the outstanding work done by
individuals solely because, as Germans, they feel that it is the
right thing for them to do.

The awardees have each made important contributions to the
preservation of the Jewish past in different regions as follows:

* Gunter Demnig (Cologne): The stumbing stones (stolpersteine)
which he introduced, are now provided in the sidewalks of many German
cities at the residences of Holocaust victims, often as the only
physical memorial to remember their lives.

* Robert Krais (Ettenheim, Suedlicher Oberrhein): Since his
presence when Israeli athletes were murdered at the 1972 Munich
Olympics, Krais has been promoting understanding between Germans and
Jews, especially through sports exchanges between Germans and Israelis.

* Dr. Heinrich Nuhn (Rotenberg on the Fulda): He has inspired his
students and others to research Jewish history and communicate their
findings through articles, websites, etc.

* Wolfram Kastner (Munich): He has provoked people, especially in
Munich, through public actions into reexamining Germany's past.

* Ilse Vogel (Uechtelhausen): She has reconnected Jews >from
throughout the world with the town of Diespeck through archival research
and personal interactions.

The jury that made the final selection was : Werner Loval (Jerusalem);
Karen Franklin (New York); Ernest Kallmann (Paris), Sara Nachama
(Berlin), Ernst Cramer (Berlin), Walter Momper (Berlin); and myself
(Boston). A number of nominees whose work was considered worthy of
recognition will be receiving Certificates of Commendation.

The awards are to be presented at the Plenary Chamber of the Berlin
Parliament on January 27, the German Holocaust Memorial Day. This year
for the first time the awardees have been invited to the Reichstag
building to attend the memorial session of the German Bundestag.

For more information on thes awards and awardees, see:

http://www.obermayer.us/award

Arthur Obermayer Newton, Mass - GerSIG coordinator


Tittenstein/Pepper/Pfefer/Feffer #latinamerica

yvette1226@...
 

I have been hit a wall researching my PEPPER, PFEFER, FEFFER family >from
Lutsk, Rozysce and Kovel.

I know the family tree of my paternal grandfather HERSH WOLF PEPPER and his
brother KALMAN ITZAK PEPPER. Their father was AVRAHAM and his mother was
ZINZIDA. I also know that they had other siblings but do not know thier names or
fates.

Hersh Wolf came to the US in 1910 and went to Bangor, Maine where he had
cousins >from Kalman Itzak's lineage. He died in NYC in 1922. . Kalman never came
to the US. He was a hotel owner in Kovel and perished during the Shoah with
some of his children. One of his daughters SARA went to Montivideo. I have
found her testimonies on the Yad Vashem site. A cousin, ROSE KATZ, >from
Montreal exchanged Jewish New Year cards with her until two years ago. I believe
SARA's married name was TITTENSHTEIN. I also understand that her children may
now live on a South American Kibbutz in Israel.

I am already planning a family reunion to re-unite the descendents of HERSH
WOLF and KALMAN ITZAK.

If anyone has any information or ideas to help me find my extended
PEPPER/PFEFER/FEFFER family I would really appreaciate it.

Robin Pepper Haag
Brooklyn, New York


Latin America #LatinAmerica Tittenstein/Pepper/Pfefer/Feffer #latinamerica

yvette1226@...
 

I have been hit a wall researching my PEPPER, PFEFER, FEFFER family >from
Lutsk, Rozysce and Kovel.

I know the family tree of my paternal grandfather HERSH WOLF PEPPER and his
brother KALMAN ITZAK PEPPER. Their father was AVRAHAM and his mother was
ZINZIDA. I also know that they had other siblings but do not know thier names or
fates.

Hersh Wolf came to the US in 1910 and went to Bangor, Maine where he had
cousins >from Kalman Itzak's lineage. He died in NYC in 1922. . Kalman never came
to the US. He was a hotel owner in Kovel and perished during the Shoah with
some of his children. One of his daughters SARA went to Montivideo. I have
found her testimonies on the Yad Vashem site. A cousin, ROSE KATZ, >from
Montreal exchanged Jewish New Year cards with her until two years ago. I believe
SARA's married name was TITTENSHTEIN. I also understand that her children may
now live on a South American Kibbutz in Israel.

I am already planning a family reunion to re-unite the descendents of HERSH
WOLF and KALMAN ITZAK.

If anyone has any information or ideas to help me find my extended
PEPPER/PFEFER/FEFFER family I would really appreaciate it.

Robin Pepper Haag
Brooklyn, New York