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Connection Between SCHIEBER and SHIEBAR? #general

ddworski@erols.com <ddworski@...>
 

Hi,
I'd like to know if SCHIEBER and SHIEBAR are discrete surnames or merely spelling
variants of the same name. Also, perhaps someone can tell me their respective
meanings. Please respond privately.

Thank you in advance.

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Connection Between SCHIEBER and SHIEBAR? #general

ddworski@erols.com <ddworski@...>
 

Hi,
I'd like to know if SCHIEBER and SHIEBAR are discrete surnames or merely spelling
variants of the same name. Also, perhaps someone can tell me their respective
meanings. Please respond privately.

Thank you in advance.

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia USA


Re: Yenta #general

Anita Frankel
 

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz wrote:

'It is my theory that the name Yenta took on its present pejorative meaning from
the series in the Forward about Yenta Tilabenda in the twenties and thirties. She
was described as having all the negative attributes of the newly arrived immigrant
from Eastern Europe. Of course Abe Cahan's goal was to americanize the new
immigrants, so she was not seen favorably.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz'

I believe the Schwarcz's are correct. When I was growing up in Brooklyn, NY in the
30s, calling someone a "Yenta" was frequently followed by the, incomprehensible to
me, Tilabenda.

Until reading the above message, I always thought Tilabenda was a Yiddish word.

Anita Frankel
Storrs, CT USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yenta #general

Anita Frankel
 

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz wrote:

'It is my theory that the name Yenta took on its present pejorative meaning from
the series in the Forward about Yenta Tilabenda in the twenties and thirties. She
was described as having all the negative attributes of the newly arrived immigrant
from Eastern Europe. Of course Abe Cahan's goal was to americanize the new
immigrants, so she was not seen favorably.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz'

I believe the Schwarcz's are correct. When I was growing up in Brooklyn, NY in the
30s, calling someone a "Yenta" was frequently followed by the, incomprehensible to
me, Tilabenda.

Until reading the above message, I always thought Tilabenda was a Yiddish word.

Anita Frankel
Storrs, CT USA


Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen opened! #general

Elsebeth Paikin
 

For your information:

The Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen opened today!

The website is found at
www.jewmus.dk

Best regards
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & webmaster of JewishGen's
SCANDINAVIA SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia
http://home.worldonline.dk/~epaikin/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen opened! #general

Elsebeth Paikin
 

For your information:

The Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen opened today!

The website is found at
www.jewmus.dk

Best regards
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & webmaster of JewishGen's
SCANDINAVIA SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia
http://home.worldonline.dk/~epaikin/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk


Looking for the Doctors FRIEDMAN from Philadelphia, PA #general

Ricki L. Zunk <nockbockle@...>
 

After many years of searching for members of my mother's COHAN-COPLIN-COPELAND
family >from Philadelphia, PA, I finally got a small piece of information about a
few cousins by the name of FRIEDMAN. The problem is that the addresses and phone
numbers I have are no longer viable. After begging and pleading with every source
I could find, I was finally told that DR. Neil FRIEDMAN and DR. Stuart FRIEDMAN
(sons of Charles FRIEDMAN and Elaine RAND) are now "both living in the Greater
Philadelphia area."

Charles FRIEDMAN (son of Tillie COPLIN and Joseph FRIEDMAN) was a teacher and then
a school principal in the Philadelphia school system. I know that Charles and
Elaine lived in the area near Temple Stadium in the 1950s. I think that Charles
died some time ago, and Elaine remarried (don't know her "new" husband's surname).
I don't know if Elaine is still alive or not.

A cousin who used to be in contact with the family (last contact about 6-7 yrs.
ago) told me that Dr. Neil FRIEDMAN (now about 57 years of age, graduated >from
Lower Merion H.S.) used to live in Albuquerque, NM, but now he may live "somewhere
in the Philly area." And, she said that Dr. Stuart FRIEDMAN (a few years younger
than his brother Neil) is also living "somewhere in the Philly area." Beyond
that, she could not say.

So, since I have not been able to find these men through family members or through
public records that I can access >from 1200 miles away, I took the chance that
maybe someone who belongs to this discussion group just might know or know about
these men, and hopefully help me make contact with either or both of them.

If anyone reading this post can shed ANY light on these folks, please contact me
privately at nockbockle@mindspring.com , and fill me in on whatever you might
know.

Thanks in advance,

(Mrs.) Ricki L. Zunk
South Florida, USA
nockbockle@mindspring.com


HAFT-GAINES #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

The Jewish Museum of Florida is seeking biographical information on Bert and
Richard Haft and Jack Gaines.

Ages ago Haft/Gaines developed the communities of Inverrary (Lauderhill), Imperial
Point (Ft Lauderdale) and Frenchman's Creek (Palm Beach Gardens.).

If you have any biographical info, please contact me privately,
--
Bernard Kouchel
koosh@att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for the Doctors FRIEDMAN from Philadelphia, PA #general

Ricki L. Zunk <nockbockle@...>
 

After many years of searching for members of my mother's COHAN-COPLIN-COPELAND
family >from Philadelphia, PA, I finally got a small piece of information about a
few cousins by the name of FRIEDMAN. The problem is that the addresses and phone
numbers I have are no longer viable. After begging and pleading with every source
I could find, I was finally told that DR. Neil FRIEDMAN and DR. Stuart FRIEDMAN
(sons of Charles FRIEDMAN and Elaine RAND) are now "both living in the Greater
Philadelphia area."

Charles FRIEDMAN (son of Tillie COPLIN and Joseph FRIEDMAN) was a teacher and then
a school principal in the Philadelphia school system. I know that Charles and
Elaine lived in the area near Temple Stadium in the 1950s. I think that Charles
died some time ago, and Elaine remarried (don't know her "new" husband's surname).
I don't know if Elaine is still alive or not.

A cousin who used to be in contact with the family (last contact about 6-7 yrs.
ago) told me that Dr. Neil FRIEDMAN (now about 57 years of age, graduated >from
Lower Merion H.S.) used to live in Albuquerque, NM, but now he may live "somewhere
in the Philly area." And, she said that Dr. Stuart FRIEDMAN (a few years younger
than his brother Neil) is also living "somewhere in the Philly area." Beyond
that, she could not say.

So, since I have not been able to find these men through family members or through
public records that I can access >from 1200 miles away, I took the chance that
maybe someone who belongs to this discussion group just might know or know about
these men, and hopefully help me make contact with either or both of them.

If anyone reading this post can shed ANY light on these folks, please contact me
privately at nockbockle@mindspring.com , and fill me in on whatever you might
know.

Thanks in advance,

(Mrs.) Ricki L. Zunk
South Florida, USA
nockbockle@mindspring.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HAFT-GAINES #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

The Jewish Museum of Florida is seeking biographical information on Bert and
Richard Haft and Jack Gaines.

Ages ago Haft/Gaines developed the communities of Inverrary (Lauderhill), Imperial
Point (Ft Lauderdale) and Frenchman's Creek (Palm Beach Gardens.).

If you have any biographical info, please contact me privately,
--
Bernard Kouchel
koosh@att.net


Vilnius Archives #general

Rochelle Kaplan <rokap@...>
 

Dear Folks,

Any idea how many files at Vilnius Archives deal with Peski, Vilkaviskis,
Lavrinovichi, 3 Belarus shtetls?
My researcher says this precise info would be useful for him. Thanks.

Rochelle Kaplan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vilnius Archives #general

Rochelle Kaplan <rokap@...>
 

Dear Folks,

Any idea how many files at Vilnius Archives deal with Peski, Vilkaviskis,
Lavrinovichi, 3 Belarus shtetls?
My researcher says this precise info would be useful for him. Thanks.

Rochelle Kaplan


Seeking Information in France #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Dear fellow JGenners,
I need your advice and your help. Here is my story.
For 20 months during 1940-1941, my mother and I were refugees in Europe.
Most of that time was spent in France awaiting various documents required to
escape Europe. We lived in Neris-les-Bains and Marseille. In October 1941, when
I was about 6 years old, my mother and I tried to leave France and enter Spain via
the Pyrenees Mountains, a common escape route. We were arrested in Cerbere by
customs officers who worked out of the civil court in Ceret. I have a copy of the
report of the arresting officers. We spent some time in jail and were eventually
released.

I have written to various agencies in France to try to learn more about our lives
in France. At first I sent emails and letters in English and received few
response. Then, with the help of a friend, I sent emails and letters in French.
I have had little or no luck in getting any information.

I have written to the mayor's office in Neris-les-Bains to see if they had an
records of our lives there.

I wrote to civil offices in Cerbere and Ceret. I did get one reponse to an email
which said that information about arrest and court proceedings might be found in
archives located in Perpignan. I wrote to the archives in French and have
received no response.

I am stuck. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might get further
information? I am writing a family history for my grandchildren and would like to
include as much factual information as I can.

Many thanks for your consideration,
--
Tom Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Information in France #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Dear fellow JGenners,
I need your advice and your help. Here is my story.
For 20 months during 1940-1941, my mother and I were refugees in Europe.
Most of that time was spent in France awaiting various documents required to
escape Europe. We lived in Neris-les-Bains and Marseille. In October 1941, when
I was about 6 years old, my mother and I tried to leave France and enter Spain via
the Pyrenees Mountains, a common escape route. We were arrested in Cerbere by
customs officers who worked out of the civil court in Ceret. I have a copy of the
report of the arresting officers. We spent some time in jail and were eventually
released.

I have written to various agencies in France to try to learn more about our lives
in France. At first I sent emails and letters in English and received few
response. Then, with the help of a friend, I sent emails and letters in French.
I have had little or no luck in getting any information.

I have written to the mayor's office in Neris-les-Bains to see if they had an
records of our lives there.

I wrote to civil offices in Cerbere and Ceret. I did get one reponse to an email
which said that information about arrest and court proceedings might be found in
archives located in Perpignan. I wrote to the archives in French and have
received no response.

I am stuck. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might get further
information? I am writing a family history for my grandchildren and would like to
include as much factual information as I can.

Many thanks for your consideration,
--
Tom Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu


Research in Krakow #general

Tovia J. Frazer <ToviaF@...>
 

To all Genealogists,

Would anyone know of a person or persons that would be going to Poland and would
be willing to search for a certain grave in the old cemetery in Krakow for modest
payment? If so, please respond privately.

Mr. Tovia Frazer
Brooklyn, NY

Researching:
FRUCHTER, FRANKEL (Vienna, Rozhnyativ)
SCHWARZ, KORNFEIN, GERSTL (Lackenbach, Miskolc)
ZARNICER, WEISS, OBSTFELD, DATTNER (Krakow)
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Please honor Tovia's request to respond privately by mailing
Tovia@Touro.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research in Krakow #general

Tovia J. Frazer <ToviaF@...>
 

To all Genealogists,

Would anyone know of a person or persons that would be going to Poland and would
be willing to search for a certain grave in the old cemetery in Krakow for modest
payment? If so, please respond privately.

Mr. Tovia Frazer
Brooklyn, NY

Researching:
FRUCHTER, FRANKEL (Vienna, Rozhnyativ)
SCHWARZ, KORNFEIN, GERSTL (Lackenbach, Miskolc)
ZARNICER, WEISS, OBSTFELD, DATTNER (Krakow)
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Please honor Tovia's request to respond privately by mailing
Tovia@Touro.edu


Does the Surname "Thisty" Originate in Roumania #general

Stein Lewis
 

My maternal ggm was Esther Thisty. I have not been able to identify anyone of
that name using JRI-Poland. I think that my ggf served in Roumania during the
Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78; and his sister married the well know Roumanian born
cantor, Israel Kupfer, which leads me to wonder if Thisty could have been a family
in Roumania.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Does the Surname "Thisty" Originate in Roumania #general

Stein Lewis
 

My maternal ggm was Esther Thisty. I have not been able to identify anyone of
that name using JRI-Poland. I think that my ggf served in Roumania during the
Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78; and his sister married the well know Roumanian born
cantor, Israel Kupfer, which leads me to wonder if Thisty could have been a family
in Roumania.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL
***
MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the JewishGen
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.


Seeking Info & Descendents of Benny KATZ of NYC #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Hi Genners:

Seeking descendents of Benny (Benjamin) Katz. He was living in 712-14 East 6th
Street, NYC in September, 1907 when nephew, Sam (aka Shimon) Katz came to US. He
may have had a limp and wrote beautiful calligraphy. He was living in the early
1930's, as my father (bron 1923) remembers him. We have no photographs of him. Sam
Katz was my grandfather and he lived for a time with his uncle.

Benny was the son of Aaron and Rose Katz of Zuravno, Galicia, Austria. His
brothers were Leo, Max and Jacob. He may have been the only one of the brothers to
come to the US, although many nieces and nephews came between 1907 and 1921.

Regards,
Marlene Bishow
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovichi & Novy Sverzhn' Belarus >NYC > CT
KATZ: Zhuravno, Galicia > NYC DEUTSCHER, NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow, Galicia > NYC
SINGER: Belarus (Grodno?) > NY > CT SOMMERS: Lithuania > Wales > York PA,
Baltimore BISHOW (BISHOVSKY) : Russia (Ukraine?) >
New Orleans > Baltimore KULPE: Siauilai, Lithuania>Philadelphia PA &
Birmingham, AL SATTENSTEIN: Papile, Lithuania >Philadelphia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Info & Descendents of Benny KATZ of NYC #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Hi Genners:

Seeking descendents of Benny (Benjamin) Katz. He was living in 712-14 East 6th
Street, NYC in September, 1907 when nephew, Sam (aka Shimon) Katz came to US. He
may have had a limp and wrote beautiful calligraphy. He was living in the early
1930's, as my father (bron 1923) remembers him. We have no photographs of him. Sam
Katz was my grandfather and he lived for a time with his uncle.

Benny was the son of Aaron and Rose Katz of Zuravno, Galicia, Austria. His
brothers were Leo, Max and Jacob. He may have been the only one of the brothers to
come to the US, although many nieces and nephews came between 1907 and 1921.

Regards,
Marlene Bishow
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovichi & Novy Sverzhn' Belarus >NYC > CT
KATZ: Zhuravno, Galicia > NYC DEUTSCHER, NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow, Galicia > NYC
SINGER: Belarus (Grodno?) > NY > CT SOMMERS: Lithuania > Wales > York PA,
Baltimore BISHOW (BISHOVSKY) : Russia (Ukraine?) >
New Orleans > Baltimore KULPE: Siauilai, Lithuania>Philadelphia PA &
Birmingham, AL SATTENSTEIN: Papile, Lithuania >Philadelphia