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Kovno cemetery #lithuania

Ted Ashkenazy <tia@...>
 

Eileen Douglas writes that she visited and filmed the cemetery in 1999.
So, if that is the same one I visited in 1979, then it is obviously
still intact and has not been razed (at least not in 1999). The question
is: Is it the same cemetery? And is it the one "On The Green Hill"?
Eileen saw an iron fence. I recall seeing a cement fence.

Ted Ashkenazy
tia@vdn.ca
Montreal, Canada


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kovno cemetery #lithuania

Ted Ashkenazy <tia@...>
 

Eileen Douglas writes that she visited and filmed the cemetery in 1999.
So, if that is the same one I visited in 1979, then it is obviously
still intact and has not been razed (at least not in 1999). The question
is: Is it the same cemetery? And is it the one "On The Green Hill"?
Eileen saw an iron fence. I recall seeing a cement fence.

Ted Ashkenazy
tia@vdn.ca
Montreal, Canada


Kovno cemeteries #lithuania

Josephine Rosenblum
 

In February, 1995, the last member of my husband's ROSENBLUM family to leave
Lithuania told me about family members buried in "the Kaunas Cemetery" and
the "Zhaliakal'nis" Cemetery [his spelling]. I did not think to ask if they
were the same place or two different places.

I have photos that he took of the tombstones of several people. The oldest
stone is a tall limestone (?) shaft for a couple who died in 1905 and 1907.
It would look appropriate in an American cemetery. The inscription is in
Hebrew, but ROSENBLUM is in Latin letters.

All the stones were intact at the time that he photographed them, around
1992.

The ROSENBLUMs originally lived in Aleksotas and seem to have been prominent
members of that community.

I hope someone can translate the name Zhaliakal'nis.

Josephine Rosenblum
Cincinnati OH


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kovno cemeteries #lithuania

Josephine Rosenblum
 

In February, 1995, the last member of my husband's ROSENBLUM family to leave
Lithuania told me about family members buried in "the Kaunas Cemetery" and
the "Zhaliakal'nis" Cemetery [his spelling]. I did not think to ask if they
were the same place or two different places.

I have photos that he took of the tombstones of several people. The oldest
stone is a tall limestone (?) shaft for a couple who died in 1905 and 1907.
It would look appropriate in an American cemetery. The inscription is in
Hebrew, but ROSENBLUM is in Latin letters.

All the stones were intact at the time that he photographed them, around
1992.

The ROSENBLUMs originally lived in Aleksotas and seem to have been prominent
members of that community.

I hope someone can translate the name Zhaliakal'nis.

Josephine Rosenblum
Cincinnati OH


Final Word on Kovno Cemetaries #lithuania

Aryeh Lopiansky <alop@...>
 

Dear All,
My cousin (Yankel Lopiansky) who resides today in Slabodka happens to be
now in Israel, so I called him to clarify everything. He said as follows:
There were four cemetaries in the Kovno area. The "greener barg" ("Green
hill") cemetary, one in Panemuna, one in Slabodka, and one in Aleksot.
There was also a new cemetary duing WW II called the "ghetto cemetary". The
only decently kept and functioning cemetary today is in Aleksot. Rabbi
Elchonon Spector and his son were moved there, and the last Kovnor Rov, Rav
Schapiro is buried there, amongst others. The ghetto cemetary was
destroyed. Also the Slabodko cemetary was destroyed (in 1991). The Panemuma
cemetary has only a few tombstones left and is in disarray. Likewise the
"greener barg" cemetary.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year,
Aryeh Lopiansky
Jerusalem


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Final Word on Kovno Cemetaries #lithuania

Aryeh Lopiansky <alop@...>
 

Dear All,
My cousin (Yankel Lopiansky) who resides today in Slabodka happens to be
now in Israel, so I called him to clarify everything. He said as follows:
There were four cemetaries in the Kovno area. The "greener barg" ("Green
hill") cemetary, one in Panemuna, one in Slabodka, and one in Aleksot.
There was also a new cemetary duing WW II called the "ghetto cemetary". The
only decently kept and functioning cemetary today is in Aleksot. Rabbi
Elchonon Spector and his son were moved there, and the last Kovnor Rov, Rav
Schapiro is buried there, amongst others. The ghetto cemetary was
destroyed. Also the Slabodko cemetary was destroyed (in 1991). The Panemuma
cemetary has only a few tombstones left and is in disarray. Likewise the
"greener barg" cemetary.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year,
Aryeh Lopiansky
Jerusalem


Sosla #lithuania

Olga Zabludoff <oz@...>
 

Ross Weintraub asked whether there is another name for the shtetl Sosla (in
Lithuania). (September 14 LitvakSIG digest).

This response is an educated guess. I ran across a reference to "Sosla" in
my research, and after agonizing, I concluded that the current name of the
town is Zasliai (Zhusli in Yiddish). I suspect that Sosla was a variant
name.

Olga Zabludoff
oz@intergate.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Sosla #lithuania

Olga Zabludoff <oz@...>
 

Ross Weintraub asked whether there is another name for the shtetl Sosla (in
Lithuania). (September 14 LitvakSIG digest).

This response is an educated guess. I ran across a reference to "Sosla" in
my research, and after agonizing, I concluded that the current name of the
town is Zasliai (Zhusli in Yiddish). I suspect that Sosla was a variant
name.

Olga Zabludoff
oz@intergate.com


Re: Help Finding JACOBSONS jewishgen digest: September 14, 2004 #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

And don't forget
Jakobson and Yakovson

I found some of mine >from Myzniec, Lithuania
That way.

Diane Jacobs
New York

Dear Julius Cohen,
Have you tried searching for this family on the Ellis Island
Database via the Stephen Morse "One Step" search engine for Jewish
passengers?
If you choose the "sounds like" Jacobson you will get a plethora of
possibilities with variant spellings such as Jacobsen, Jacobsohn as well
as Jacobson.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Help Finding JACOBSONS jewishgen digest: September 14, 2004 #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

And don't forget
Jakobson and Yakovson

I found some of mine >from Myzniec, Lithuania
That way.

Diane Jacobs
New York

Dear Julius Cohen,
Have you tried searching for this family on the Ellis Island
Database via the Stephen Morse "One Step" search engine for Jewish
passengers?
If you choose the "sounds like" Jacobson you will get a plethora of
possibilities with variant spellings such as Jacobsen, Jacobsohn as well
as Jacobson.


OPPENHEIMER and GOMPEL families #general

jdnorman <jdnorman@...>
 

Hello,

I am researching the OPPENHEIMER family of Aschenhausen, Thuringia
(Grand-Duchy of Saxe-Weimar). The earliest direct ancestor I have found is
Yitzak (Levi) OPPENHEIMER who settled in Aschenhausen in 1749. He arrived
there >from the small town of Wasungen, (Grand Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen)
Thuringia. Some of his children or more probably grand-children adopted the
name of either WERTHEIMER or WESTHEIMER. The others retained the family
name of OPPENHEIMER. His grandson Joseph OPPENHEIMER was a grain-dealer and
married Miriam GUMPEL or GOMPEL of Meiningen, Saxe-Meiningen.

Joseph OPPENHEIMER's grandsons, Hermann and Yitzak (John) emmigrated to the
US in the middle of the 19th century, settling in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

If anybody has any information about these families, I would be very pleased
to hear >from them.

Many thanks,

John NORMAN

London - England.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen OPPENHEIMER and GOMPEL families #general

jdnorman <jdnorman@...>
 

Hello,

I am researching the OPPENHEIMER family of Aschenhausen, Thuringia
(Grand-Duchy of Saxe-Weimar). The earliest direct ancestor I have found is
Yitzak (Levi) OPPENHEIMER who settled in Aschenhausen in 1749. He arrived
there >from the small town of Wasungen, (Grand Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen)
Thuringia. Some of his children or more probably grand-children adopted the
name of either WERTHEIMER or WESTHEIMER. The others retained the family
name of OPPENHEIMER. His grandson Joseph OPPENHEIMER was a grain-dealer and
married Miriam GUMPEL or GOMPEL of Meiningen, Saxe-Meiningen.

Joseph OPPENHEIMER's grandsons, Hermann and Yitzak (John) emmigrated to the
US in the middle of the 19th century, settling in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

If anybody has any information about these families, I would be very pleased
to hear >from them.

Many thanks,

John NORMAN

London - England.


Re: Help Finding JACOBSONS jewishgen digest: September 14, 2004 #general

Judith27
 

Dear Julius Cohen,
Have you tried searching for this family on the Ellis Island
Database via the Stephen Morse "One Step" search engine for Jewish passengers?
If you choose the "sounds like" Jacobson you will get a plethora of
possibilities with variant spellings such as Jacobsen, Jacobsohn as well as
Jacobson.
When I tried searching for passengers whose first name started with
"B" and whose last name sounded like Jacobson, these were some of the
possibilities returned that might be of interest to you to check out:

Jacobsohn, Basche Berczeno, Russia 1907 17 59
Jacobsohn, Base Liban, Russia 1906
Jacobson, Basche Jacobstadt 1906 20
Jacobson, Basche Minsk, Russia 1907 20
Jacobson, Bose Liverpool, England 1905 28

I briefly looked at all four of these entries and the last one seemed the
most promising, as it was the only one with other Jacobsons listed on the
text manifest;

Aboard the Baltic sailing >from Liverpool, arriving on Dec. 8, 1905 were a
family of three --
Jacobson, Bose (28), Rachel (4), and Chaike (10m) -- and all three
appeared to be going to a husband named Mendel Jacobson on Ludlow Street.
Could this be the family you are searching for???
As for Lithuanian records regarding this family, have you visited the
LitvakSIG's All Lithuania Database aka ALD at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/searchald.htm
Try doing a search for the surname by soundex, and for the town
via soundex. You never know what might turn up....
Shanah Tovah,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help Finding JACOBSONS jewishgen digest: September 14, 2004 #general

Judith27
 

Dear Julius Cohen,
Have you tried searching for this family on the Ellis Island
Database via the Stephen Morse "One Step" search engine for Jewish passengers?
If you choose the "sounds like" Jacobson you will get a plethora of
possibilities with variant spellings such as Jacobsen, Jacobsohn as well as
Jacobson.
When I tried searching for passengers whose first name started with
"B" and whose last name sounded like Jacobson, these were some of the
possibilities returned that might be of interest to you to check out:

Jacobsohn, Basche Berczeno, Russia 1907 17 59
Jacobsohn, Base Liban, Russia 1906
Jacobson, Basche Jacobstadt 1906 20
Jacobson, Basche Minsk, Russia 1907 20
Jacobson, Bose Liverpool, England 1905 28

I briefly looked at all four of these entries and the last one seemed the
most promising, as it was the only one with other Jacobsons listed on the
text manifest;

Aboard the Baltic sailing >from Liverpool, arriving on Dec. 8, 1905 were a
family of three --
Jacobson, Bose (28), Rachel (4), and Chaike (10m) -- and all three
appeared to be going to a husband named Mendel Jacobson on Ludlow Street.
Could this be the family you are searching for???
As for Lithuanian records regarding this family, have you visited the
LitvakSIG's All Lithuania Database aka ALD at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/searchald.htm
Try doing a search for the surname by soundex, and for the town
via soundex. You never know what might turn up....
Shanah Tovah,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY


New databases #general

Flamholtz <flamholtz@...>
 

Hi all. I've been searching the web and have found some new databases that
might be of interest. It's an eclectic bunch. Note: You'll have to copy and
paste the urls since they are lengthy.

Hope this helps someone.

Cathy J. Flamholtz
Lawrenceville, GA
flamholtz@charter.net

Liverpool Photographers >from the 19th & 20th century:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~liverpoolphotographers/?o_xid=3D0022=4
68880&o_lid=3D0022468880&o_xt=3D22468880

List of Victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/triangle/trianglevictims2.html

State of Burgenland, Austria House Lists. >from about 1857, with names and
house numbers. Mainly Jennersdorf and Guessing districts houses.
(one listing has names >from 1798)
http://members.1012surfnet.at/gerger/HouseList/HouseLists2.htm

Men of Grimsby, England. A Record of Their War Services. 1914 - 1918
http://www.poulton.info/familyhistory/master.htm

Canada: Ontario Marriage Registrations, 1800-1924
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/thisisit.htm?o_xid=3D0022468880&o_lid=3D00=2
2468880&o_xt=3D22468880

If you had family in Derbyshire, England, check out this site which
includes: T.P. Wood's Almanacs >from 1878, 1898, and 1901 as well as town
directories >from 1835 and 1895.
http://www.fv76.dial.pipex.com/drct.htm

If you have Canadian connections, you might want to check out Quebec
obituaries 1994-2000. This link includes 7 databases.
http://epf.planete.qc.ca/necrolo-an.asp

Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Master Index. This does include Jewish
entries.
Home Page:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/cemetery/data.html?o_xid=3D0022468880&o_lid==3D
0022468880&o_xt=3D22468880
Search Page at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/cemetery/search.html

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
Home Page:
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html
Search Page:
http://www.library.sos.state.il.us/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html

The Virtual Cemetery:
http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/VG/vcem_search.html?priority=3D0000900

Honour Roll : Canadians who gave their lives in the cause of freedom during
the Korean War 1950-1953 and Korea Peacekeeping 1953-1955
http://www.kvacanada.com/honour_roll.htm

City of East St. Louis (in St. Clair County, IL) Naturalization Index,
1874-1906
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/eslnat.html

While you're at it go to this address to check out all the databases offered
by the state of Illinois. It's impressive and includes a statewide Death
index.
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases.html

Library Historical Newspaper Index. A dandy index which covers 10
newspapers. While it's just an index, it does contain usable information
(such as names of brides and grooms; causes of death, etc.)
http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/library/newsindex/default.asp

If your ancestors were in New York state before 1860, check out the Lists of
Inhabitants of Colonial New York at:
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/state/ocal/

MODERATOR NOTE: The Library Historical Newspaper Index covers 10
newspapers >from the Fairfax County, Virginia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New databases #general

Flamholtz <flamholtz@...>
 

Hi all. I've been searching the web and have found some new databases that
might be of interest. It's an eclectic bunch. Note: You'll have to copy and
paste the urls since they are lengthy.

Hope this helps someone.

Cathy J. Flamholtz
Lawrenceville, GA
flamholtz@charter.net

Liverpool Photographers >from the 19th & 20th century:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~liverpoolphotographers/?o_xid=3D0022=4
68880&o_lid=3D0022468880&o_xt=3D22468880

List of Victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/triangle/trianglevictims2.html

State of Burgenland, Austria House Lists. >from about 1857, with names and
house numbers. Mainly Jennersdorf and Guessing districts houses.
(one listing has names >from 1798)
http://members.1012surfnet.at/gerger/HouseList/HouseLists2.htm

Men of Grimsby, England. A Record of Their War Services. 1914 - 1918
http://www.poulton.info/familyhistory/master.htm

Canada: Ontario Marriage Registrations, 1800-1924
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/thisisit.htm?o_xid=3D0022468880&o_lid=3D00=2
2468880&o_xt=3D22468880

If you had family in Derbyshire, England, check out this site which
includes: T.P. Wood's Almanacs >from 1878, 1898, and 1901 as well as town
directories >from 1835 and 1895.
http://www.fv76.dial.pipex.com/drct.htm

If you have Canadian connections, you might want to check out Quebec
obituaries 1994-2000. This link includes 7 databases.
http://epf.planete.qc.ca/necrolo-an.asp

Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Master Index. This does include Jewish
entries.
Home Page:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/cemetery/data.html?o_xid=3D0022468880&o_lid==3D
0022468880&o_xt=3D22468880
Search Page at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/cemetery/search.html

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
Home Page:
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html
Search Page:
http://www.library.sos.state.il.us/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html

The Virtual Cemetery:
http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/VG/vcem_search.html?priority=3D0000900

Honour Roll : Canadians who gave their lives in the cause of freedom during
the Korean War 1950-1953 and Korea Peacekeeping 1953-1955
http://www.kvacanada.com/honour_roll.htm

City of East St. Louis (in St. Clair County, IL) Naturalization Index,
1874-1906
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/eslnat.html

While you're at it go to this address to check out all the databases offered
by the state of Illinois. It's impressive and includes a statewide Death
index.
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases.html

Library Historical Newspaper Index. A dandy index which covers 10
newspapers. While it's just an index, it does contain usable information
(such as names of brides and grooms; causes of death, etc.)
http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/library/newsindex/default.asp

If your ancestors were in New York state before 1860, check out the Lists of
Inhabitants of Colonial New York at:
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/state/ocal/

MODERATOR NOTE: The Library Historical Newspaper Index covers 10
newspapers >from the Fairfax County, Virginia.


SATLER from Brazil #latinamerica

Jacob D. Goldstein <jake@...>
 

Happy new year to all of you!

I'm trying to help a friend locate descendants of Wolf SATLER (SATTLER),
who lived in Brazil in 1954. If you have any information, please
contact me privately at jake@acm.org

Thanks
Jake Goldstein


Latin America #LatinAmerica SATLER from Brazil #latinamerica

Jacob D. Goldstein <jake@...>
 

Happy new year to all of you!

I'm trying to help a friend locate descendants of Wolf SATLER (SATTLER),
who lived in Brazil in 1954. If you have any information, please
contact me privately at jake@acm.org

Thanks
Jake Goldstein


Help Finding JACOBSONS #general

Julius S Cohen 1
 

14 September 2004

Dear GENers:

L’shana Tova. As a long time reader, I often have thought of
providing the information I have and putting my request for help
on-line to all of you. For years, my search for information on the
Max and Bessie Riva JACOBSON has been unsuccessful. As the oldest
grandchild, I remember hearing about Kovna Gebernia and a Shtetl
near Vilnius. My oldest uncle, Louis Benjamin JACOBSON died about a
month ago shortly before his 95th birthday. Unfortunately, he always
was very reluctant about discussing what he knew about the family
life in Lithuania. Dottie Miller’s mention of a JACOBSON ancestor
finally stimulated this message.

from my grandfather’s Declaration of Intention and Petition for
Naturalization, he came >from Dushat, Russia. His ship arrived in
Hoboken, New Jersey. His wife, Bessie (Basha Riva) (no maiden name)
was born in Breslau, Russia. According to her sisters, their family
name was Deits(?) Deitch(?) Deutsch(?) Max and Bessie’s first two
children, daughters, my mother Rose and Aunt Anna, were reported as
being born in Dushat.

According to the family’s oral tradition, Grandma, Mom and Aunt Ann
arrived at Ellis Island in 1905 or early 1906. Arrival site is in
full agreement with the oral tradition of her sister-in-law’s family
which states that she arrived, accompanied by her three sons, with
Grandma and her two daughters at Ellis Island. The arrival date is
estimated >from Ann’s March, 1905 birth date in Dushat and my Uncle
Julius’ December, 1906 birth date in New York City. Shortly thereafter,
the family moved to Hurleyville, Sullivan County, New York. All of
my deceased family members are buried in the Jewish Cemetery,
Hurleyville New York. A Township Park near Hurleyville is the site
of our annual Max and Bessie JACOBSON Family Reunion.

Despite years of effort, I have been unable to find any Ellis Island
record of the arrival of Grandma, Mom and Aunt Ann. Further, I have
been unable to find any records of the family in Lithuania. This
long message is a request for help in obtaining additional information
about my ancestors. In advance, thank you.

Julius Cohen
Ann Arbor, Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help Finding JACOBSONS #general

Julius S Cohen 1
 

14 September 2004

Dear GENers:

L’shana Tova. As a long time reader, I often have thought of
providing the information I have and putting my request for help
on-line to all of you. For years, my search for information on the
Max and Bessie Riva JACOBSON has been unsuccessful. As the oldest
grandchild, I remember hearing about Kovna Gebernia and a Shtetl
near Vilnius. My oldest uncle, Louis Benjamin JACOBSON died about a
month ago shortly before his 95th birthday. Unfortunately, he always
was very reluctant about discussing what he knew about the family
life in Lithuania. Dottie Miller’s mention of a JACOBSON ancestor
finally stimulated this message.

from my grandfather’s Declaration of Intention and Petition for
Naturalization, he came >from Dushat, Russia. His ship arrived in
Hoboken, New Jersey. His wife, Bessie (Basha Riva) (no maiden name)
was born in Breslau, Russia. According to her sisters, their family
name was Deits(?) Deitch(?) Deutsch(?) Max and Bessie’s first two
children, daughters, my mother Rose and Aunt Anna, were reported as
being born in Dushat.

According to the family’s oral tradition, Grandma, Mom and Aunt Ann
arrived at Ellis Island in 1905 or early 1906. Arrival site is in
full agreement with the oral tradition of her sister-in-law’s family
which states that she arrived, accompanied by her three sons, with
Grandma and her two daughters at Ellis Island. The arrival date is
estimated >from Ann’s March, 1905 birth date in Dushat and my Uncle
Julius’ December, 1906 birth date in New York City. Shortly thereafter,
the family moved to Hurleyville, Sullivan County, New York. All of
my deceased family members are buried in the Jewish Cemetery,
Hurleyville New York. A Township Park near Hurleyville is the site
of our annual Max and Bessie JACOBSON Family Reunion.

Despite years of effort, I have been unable to find any Ellis Island
record of the arrival of Grandma, Mom and Aunt Ann. Further, I have
been unable to find any records of the family in Lithuania. This
long message is a request for help in obtaining additional information
about my ancestors. In advance, thank you.

Julius Cohen
Ann Arbor, Michigan