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Stix-Fuller-Baer Department Store, St. Louis #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hans-martinunger@...>
 

Searching for the history of the department store of

Stix Fuller Baer located in St. Louis, Missouri Who can help ?

kind regards H M Unger in Switzerland <hans-martinunger@freesurf.ch>

MODERATOR NOTE: You should be able to get information via the Internet using
a Web Search Engine.

The JGS of St. Louis should also be able to help you. Find their address and
contact information at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ajgs/Yearbook-2003/USA-Missouri.htm


German SIG #Germany Stix-Fuller-Baer Department Store, St. Louis #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hans-martinunger@...>
 

Searching for the history of the department store of

Stix Fuller Baer located in St. Louis, Missouri Who can help ?

kind regards H M Unger in Switzerland <hans-martinunger@freesurf.ch>

MODERATOR NOTE: You should be able to get information via the Internet using
a Web Search Engine.

The JGS of St. Louis should also be able to help you. Find their address and
contact information at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ajgs/Yearbook-2003/USA-Missouri.htm


INTRO - Seeking Hyman LAZARUS - GE > USA before 1850 #germany

rwelch@...
 

I'm new to the group and I'm writing to say "hello". First, a little about
myself: I am originally >from Michigan, but I've lived in the western USA
since 1980. My degree is in historical geography and I am now director of a
museum system in New Mexico. My primary language is English, but I also know
Russian and some German. I've been doing research on my family history for
more than thirty years and my German-Jewish ancestry has eluded me.

Hyman (or possibly Chaim) LAZARUS was born during the first half of the
1770s in Germany according to the 1850 census. His date of immigration to
the United States is unknown, but he was a foot peddler after his arrival in
North America and by 1818 he had settled in the new village of Malta, Ohio
where he lived until his death in 1851. I have a considerable amount of
information about his life and family in Ohio, but I know absolutely nothing
about his life prior to his arrival in Malta, his parents, ancestry, arrival
date in the USA, or his birthplace in Germany. Can anyone help me?

Richard Welch <rwelch@zianet.com> Farmington, New Mexico, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to GerSig, Mr. Welch. I suggest that you also join
the Early American SIG and post this inquiry to that Discussion Group.


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Seeking Hyman LAZARUS - GE > USA before 1850 #germany

rwelch@...
 

I'm new to the group and I'm writing to say "hello". First, a little about
myself: I am originally >from Michigan, but I've lived in the western USA
since 1980. My degree is in historical geography and I am now director of a
museum system in New Mexico. My primary language is English, but I also know
Russian and some German. I've been doing research on my family history for
more than thirty years and my German-Jewish ancestry has eluded me.

Hyman (or possibly Chaim) LAZARUS was born during the first half of the
1770s in Germany according to the 1850 census. His date of immigration to
the United States is unknown, but he was a foot peddler after his arrival in
North America and by 1818 he had settled in the new village of Malta, Ohio
where he lived until his death in 1851. I have a considerable amount of
information about his life and family in Ohio, but I know absolutely nothing
about his life prior to his arrival in Malta, his parents, ancestry, arrival
date in the USA, or his birthplace in Germany. Can anyone help me?

Richard Welch <rwelch@zianet.com> Farmington, New Mexico, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to GerSig, Mr. Welch. I suggest that you also join
the Early American SIG and post this inquiry to that Discussion Group.


INTRO- Seeking SANDLER in Lugano or Mexico City #germany

Joseph Lonstein
 

Moderator note: This message contains nothing specific to GERMAN Jewish research
but the question posed regarding the Jewish Community in Mexico City is a good
one. There is a significant Jewish Community in Mexico City but GerSig has only
one member in Mexico. I have never heard of any Jewish Genealogy Society in
Mexico. GerSig members with knowledge of sources for German Jewish research
in Mexico and Mexico City are urged to send comments to the Forum.

Hi,
I'm looking for the family of my grandmother's cousin. My grandmother's
father, Joe GOLDBERG (born Krakes, Lithuania 1882; died NYC in 1970) had a
sister (name unknown) who was married in Lithuania to a man named SANDLER.
During or after the Holocaust, this sister and one of her sons named Abraham
SANDLER went to Lugano, Switzerland. This son Abraham SANDLER was a
physician, apparently never married or had children, and died in Lugano in
his 70s during the mid-1960s. His mother died possibly in the 1950s and is
buried in Zurich. Her other son (?
SANDLER) went to Mexico City during or after the Holocaust, was married and
had a family. He might have been a professor at a university in Mexico
City. He would now very likely be deceased, and his children could be in
their 70-80s. My family was never in contact with this family in Mexico
City. Any possibility that someone knows of this family? If not, can anyone
lead me to a way to find information about the Jewish community in Mexico
City or Jewish immigrants to Mexico? Thanks,

Joe Lonstein East Lansing, MI <joelonstein@hotmail.com>


German SIG #Germany INTRO- Seeking SANDLER in Lugano or Mexico City #germany

Joseph Lonstein
 

Moderator note: This message contains nothing specific to GERMAN Jewish research
but the question posed regarding the Jewish Community in Mexico City is a good
one. There is a significant Jewish Community in Mexico City but GerSig has only
one member in Mexico. I have never heard of any Jewish Genealogy Society in
Mexico. GerSig members with knowledge of sources for German Jewish research
in Mexico and Mexico City are urged to send comments to the Forum.

Hi,
I'm looking for the family of my grandmother's cousin. My grandmother's
father, Joe GOLDBERG (born Krakes, Lithuania 1882; died NYC in 1970) had a
sister (name unknown) who was married in Lithuania to a man named SANDLER.
During or after the Holocaust, this sister and one of her sons named Abraham
SANDLER went to Lugano, Switzerland. This son Abraham SANDLER was a
physician, apparently never married or had children, and died in Lugano in
his 70s during the mid-1960s. His mother died possibly in the 1950s and is
buried in Zurich. Her other son (?
SANDLER) went to Mexico City during or after the Holocaust, was married and
had a family. He might have been a professor at a university in Mexico
City. He would now very likely be deceased, and his children could be in
their 70-80s. My family was never in contact with this family in Mexico
City. Any possibility that someone knows of this family? If not, can anyone
lead me to a way to find information about the Jewish community in Mexico
City or Jewish immigrants to Mexico? Thanks,

Joe Lonstein East Lansing, MI <joelonstein@hotmail.com>


R. Mordechai BRANDEIS #rabbinic

Gregor Brand <Gregor.Brand@...>
 

I am interested in genealogical information about Rabbi (Marcus)
Mordechai Ben Eliezer BRANDEIS >from Francfort/Main, who died in 1769
and is buried in Amsterdam. He was a porsher and wrote several
seforim. He is a direct ancestor of the famous philosopher Karl
MARX.

Does anyone have information about the ancestry of this R. BRANDEIS,
who most probably was a scion of the Prague BRANDEIS family?

Gregor Brand
Bargstedt, Germany


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R. Mordechai BRANDEIS #rabbinic

Gregor Brand <Gregor.Brand@...>
 

I am interested in genealogical information about Rabbi (Marcus)
Mordechai Ben Eliezer BRANDEIS >from Francfort/Main, who died in 1769
and is buried in Amsterdam. He was a porsher and wrote several
seforim. He is a direct ancestor of the famous philosopher Karl
MARX.

Does anyone have information about the ancestry of this R. BRANDEIS,
who most probably was a scion of the Prague BRANDEIS family?

Gregor Brand
Bargstedt, Germany


Re: Rabbi Yishua LIPSHITZ of Lodz #rabbinic

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

On 2004.07.07, David Price <dprice@sympatico.ca> wrote,

Francis Lipton, a senior who lives in Toronto, has lost trace of
all relatives on her father's side, LIPSHITZ of Lodz. [...]
Francis recently found a Yiddish letter among her late sister's
possessions dated Jan. 29, 1931, written by Yakov Hilvy SHONFELD who
owned a tire business in Kielce to her father in Lodz. He mentions
his brother-in-law, the late Rabbi Yishua LIPSHITZ as well as Aunt
Zirl KOSLOVSKY who has 'children in the USA.'
[...]
Does anyone have any information on Rabbi Yishua LIPSHITZ?
I have no immediate information on R. Yeshua LIPSHITZ, but I do have
a Yaakov Yitschok (haleivi) SZAJNFELD, b. 1875 in Checiny, who later
lived in Kielce. I do not know whether he had a tire business, but
the dates fit.

If Rabbi LIPSHITZ was his b-i-l it would be of interest to me.

Perets Mett
London


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Rabbi Yishua LIPSHITZ of Lodz #rabbinic

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

On 2004.07.07, David Price <dprice@sympatico.ca> wrote,

Francis Lipton, a senior who lives in Toronto, has lost trace of
all relatives on her father's side, LIPSHITZ of Lodz. [...]
Francis recently found a Yiddish letter among her late sister's
possessions dated Jan. 29, 1931, written by Yakov Hilvy SHONFELD who
owned a tire business in Kielce to her father in Lodz. He mentions
his brother-in-law, the late Rabbi Yishua LIPSHITZ as well as Aunt
Zirl KOSLOVSKY who has 'children in the USA.'
[...]
Does anyone have any information on Rabbi Yishua LIPSHITZ?
I have no immediate information on R. Yeshua LIPSHITZ, but I do have
a Yaakov Yitschok (haleivi) SZAJNFELD, b. 1875 in Checiny, who later
lived in Kielce. I do not know whether he had a tire business, but
the dates fit.

If Rabbi LIPSHITZ was his b-i-l it would be of interest to me.

Perets Mett
London


MICHAELIS From Sachsen Anhalt #germany

M&M Schejtman <m&mschejtman@...>
 

Hello,
I am looking for the MICHAELIS family >from Halle an der Saale in Sachsen
Anhalt (or Saxon Anhalt).
I have no information about this family except that they were Cohanim.
I have a father named Michael MICHAELIS b. abt 1850 and his son b. abt
1875 named Karl (Shmuel) MICHAELIS. Thank you for any help

Merav Schejtman Jerusalem Israel <m&mschejtman@socialjustice.org.il>


German SIG #Germany MICHAELIS From Sachsen Anhalt #germany

M&M Schejtman <m&mschejtman@...>
 

Hello,
I am looking for the MICHAELIS family >from Halle an der Saale in Sachsen
Anhalt (or Saxon Anhalt).
I have no information about this family except that they were Cohanim.
I have a father named Michael MICHAELIS b. abt 1850 and his son b. abt
1875 named Karl (Shmuel) MICHAELIS. Thank you for any help

Merav Schejtman Jerusalem Israel <m&mschejtman@socialjustice.org.il>


Re: Translation of German Terms #germany

Willy Zalmon <wizal@...>
 

Dear Michael Marx,
The approximate translation of the German terms:

Bescheinigung confirmation
Prufungszeugnis examination certificate
Handelslehrein teacher (female) for the subject of commerce
Leumunds-Zeugnis reputation attestation

Regards, Willy Zalmon wizal@actcom.co.il


German SIG #Germany Re: Translation of German Terms #germany

Willy Zalmon <wizal@...>
 

Dear Michael Marx,
The approximate translation of the German terms:

Bescheinigung confirmation
Prufungszeugnis examination certificate
Handelslehrein teacher (female) for the subject of commerce
Leumunds-Zeugnis reputation attestation

Regards, Willy Zalmon wizal@actcom.co.il


search for FRIEDLAENDER - Berlin etc. #germany

Johann Fleischmann <johann.fleischmann@...>
 

Dear GerSig members,
I am researching a FRIEDLAENDER family and know only the following facts.
These are >from a relative who died some years ago.

"MAX J. (?) FRIEDLAENDER >from Berlin
birth date (probably around 1860 and 1880) ?
date and place of death ?
number of children ?
married to whom (maybe married to a certain Mrs. Behrend or Mrs. Mauersberger,
or even both) ?

Richard FRIEDLAENDER >from Berlin
who may be a younger or elder brother of Max (but it is also possible that Max
and Richard are the same person). Probably in the leather business in his adult
years birth date (probably around 1860 and 1880) ? date and place of death ?
children ? married to whom ?

If Max and Richard FRIEDLAENDER were two people and, as assumed, were
brothers, probably one of them was killed at Buchenwald.
Also there was a son (>from Richard or Max ??) with the first name of ACHIM who
changed his family name into FRIEDRICHS in 1934 and lived quite a few years in
Munich.

Max or Richard Friedländer are supposed to have adopted Magda GOEBBELS as a
child, and gave her the best of educations!"

If someone has any information that can help in this search, please contact me.

Johann Fleischmann <johann.fleischmann@mesusa.de>

working group "Former Jewish Communities at the rivers Aisch, Aurach, Ebrach
and Seebach" (GERMANY, BAVARIA, FRANCONIA)

If anyone of you has anchestors once lived in one of the following villages
please contact me:

ADELSDORF (with cemetery ZECKERN), ASCHBACH (cemetery), BURGHASLACH
(cemetery), BURGEBRACH; FRENSDORF; GEISELWIND; HOECHSTADT; KAIRLINDACH;
LISBERG (cemetery); LONNERSTADT; MUEHLHAUSEN (cemetery); REICHMANNSDORF
(cemetery); TRABELSDORF; UEHLFELD (cemetery); WALSDORF (cemetery);
WEISENDORF;

About my working group see: www.mesusa.de


German SIG #Germany search for FRIEDLAENDER - Berlin etc. #germany

Johann Fleischmann <johann.fleischmann@...>
 

Dear GerSig members,
I am researching a FRIEDLAENDER family and know only the following facts.
These are >from a relative who died some years ago.

"MAX J. (?) FRIEDLAENDER >from Berlin
birth date (probably around 1860 and 1880) ?
date and place of death ?
number of children ?
married to whom (maybe married to a certain Mrs. Behrend or Mrs. Mauersberger,
or even both) ?

Richard FRIEDLAENDER >from Berlin
who may be a younger or elder brother of Max (but it is also possible that Max
and Richard are the same person). Probably in the leather business in his adult
years birth date (probably around 1860 and 1880) ? date and place of death ?
children ? married to whom ?

If Max and Richard FRIEDLAENDER were two people and, as assumed, were
brothers, probably one of them was killed at Buchenwald.
Also there was a son (>from Richard or Max ??) with the first name of ACHIM who
changed his family name into FRIEDRICHS in 1934 and lived quite a few years in
Munich.

Max or Richard Friedländer are supposed to have adopted Magda GOEBBELS as a
child, and gave her the best of educations!"

If someone has any information that can help in this search, please contact me.

Johann Fleischmann <johann.fleischmann@mesusa.de>

working group "Former Jewish Communities at the rivers Aisch, Aurach, Ebrach
and Seebach" (GERMANY, BAVARIA, FRANCONIA)

If anyone of you has anchestors once lived in one of the following villages
please contact me:

ADELSDORF (with cemetery ZECKERN), ASCHBACH (cemetery), BURGHASLACH
(cemetery), BURGEBRACH; FRENSDORF; GEISELWIND; HOECHSTADT; KAIRLINDACH;
LISBERG (cemetery); LONNERSTADT; MUEHLHAUSEN (cemetery); REICHMANNSDORF
(cemetery); TRABELSDORF; UEHLFELD (cemetery); WALSDORF (cemetery);
WEISENDORF;

About my working group see: www.mesusa.de


Re: gersig digest: July 08, 2004 Meaning of German terms #germany

Gerrard Salomon <jerrysalomon@...>
 

Dear Gersig. Re:Michael Marx's querry of 8 July:

Bescheinigung = Certification (that one has complied with something official)
Pruefungszeugnis = Certificate of examination ( that one has passed a test of
competency eg highschool or a profession)
Handelslehrerin = Teacher of commercial subjects
(female) (once prevalent in secretarial schools)
Leumundszeugnis or Leumundsbezeugung = character reference (personal confirmation
or atestation of good character. old fashioned term)

Gerrard Salomon, San Diego, CA <jerrysalomon@sbcglobal.net>


German SIG #Germany Re: gersig digest: July 08, 2004 Meaning of German terms #germany

Gerrard Salomon <jerrysalomon@...>
 

Dear Gersig. Re:Michael Marx's querry of 8 July:

Bescheinigung = Certification (that one has complied with something official)
Pruefungszeugnis = Certificate of examination ( that one has passed a test of
competency eg highschool or a profession)
Handelslehrerin = Teacher of commercial subjects
(female) (once prevalent in secretarial schools)
Leumundszeugnis or Leumundsbezeugung = character reference (personal confirmation
or atestation of good character. old fashioned term)

Gerrard Salomon, San Diego, CA <jerrysalomon@sbcglobal.net>


News from 2004 Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem #germany

Werner Frank <wlfrank@...>
 

The 24th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
is over. It is Erev Shabbat in Jerusalem, July 9,
2004. The temperature in Jerusalem was hot all week,
as were most of the talks of the meeting.

On the Fourth of July, GERSIG held its luncheon with
around 40 attendees. My wife and I provided
decorative American flags for the tables to recognize
the occasion. Announcements were made regarding the
progress of GERSIG. Esther Ramon, founding president
of the Israel Genealogy Society, provided an
introductory talk concerning the main opportunities
for German-Jewish related research in Israel. The
focus was on the Central Archives of the Jewish
People, containing among others a rich collection of
German related documents and the newly made available
Paul Jacobi files stored in the National Library on
the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University. All
GERSIG interested researches should make it a point to
visit these archives at some point in their work.

The 2004 Jerusalem Conference was attended by 300 overseas visitors and
around 450 interested Israelis. I personally met
around a dozen email correspondents of the past,
interested in common family histories, as well as
being distantly related.

The half day and evening program at Yad V'Shem was
memorable. I had my first opportunity to check my
contribution of family members to the important
database that memorializes victims of the Shoah. I
saw some input transcription errors (which I now need
to correct, but the process has not yet been
formalized). I also noted the absence of one
submission which I will correct. This database is
being promised for worldwide availability on the
Internet after September 2004.

Two CDs were made available as part of the program,
one containing a short (2-4 pages) description of the
talks and the second having important details
regarding archive availability in Jerusalem. In
particular interest to GERSIG readers is the index and
some descriptive matter related to the Jacobi files.
These CDs can now be ordered via the Israel
Genealogical Society but I could not get definitive
prices. If interested, write to igs@isragen.org.il
for further details.

A series of talks related to German-Jewish genealogy
took place on Thursday and Karen Franklin observed
that this occasion may have drawn the largest number
yet of individuals interests in these topics. The
audience numbered over 100 persons.

Interest was voiced for digitizing the memorable work
of Etlinger's Elle Toldot, recording in great detail
those Jews that died and were buried in and around
Frankfurt a/M. We would like to form a working group
to accomplish this task, which could range >from simply
indexing the content of this voluminous work to
actually scanning in the pages. Any individual
willing to participate should contact me at
wlfrank@pacbell.net and I will try to coordinate the
establishment of such an activity. Shabbat Shalom >from Jerusalem

Werner Frank Calabasas CA USA <wlfrank@pacbell.net>


German SIG #Germany News from 2004 Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem #germany

Werner Frank <wlfrank@...>
 

The 24th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
is over. It is Erev Shabbat in Jerusalem, July 9,
2004. The temperature in Jerusalem was hot all week,
as were most of the talks of the meeting.

On the Fourth of July, GERSIG held its luncheon with
around 40 attendees. My wife and I provided
decorative American flags for the tables to recognize
the occasion. Announcements were made regarding the
progress of GERSIG. Esther Ramon, founding president
of the Israel Genealogy Society, provided an
introductory talk concerning the main opportunities
for German-Jewish related research in Israel. The
focus was on the Central Archives of the Jewish
People, containing among others a rich collection of
German related documents and the newly made available
Paul Jacobi files stored in the National Library on
the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University. All
GERSIG interested researches should make it a point to
visit these archives at some point in their work.

The 2004 Jerusalem Conference was attended by 300 overseas visitors and
around 450 interested Israelis. I personally met
around a dozen email correspondents of the past,
interested in common family histories, as well as
being distantly related.

The half day and evening program at Yad V'Shem was
memorable. I had my first opportunity to check my
contribution of family members to the important
database that memorializes victims of the Shoah. I
saw some input transcription errors (which I now need
to correct, but the process has not yet been
formalized). I also noted the absence of one
submission which I will correct. This database is
being promised for worldwide availability on the
Internet after September 2004.

Two CDs were made available as part of the program,
one containing a short (2-4 pages) description of the
talks and the second having important details
regarding archive availability in Jerusalem. In
particular interest to GERSIG readers is the index and
some descriptive matter related to the Jacobi files.
These CDs can now be ordered via the Israel
Genealogical Society but I could not get definitive
prices. If interested, write to igs@isragen.org.il
for further details.

A series of talks related to German-Jewish genealogy
took place on Thursday and Karen Franklin observed
that this occasion may have drawn the largest number
yet of individuals interests in these topics. The
audience numbered over 100 persons.

Interest was voiced for digitizing the memorable work
of Etlinger's Elle Toldot, recording in great detail
those Jews that died and were buried in and around
Frankfurt a/M. We would like to form a working group
to accomplish this task, which could range >from simply
indexing the content of this voluminous work to
actually scanning in the pages. Any individual
willing to participate should contact me at
wlfrank@pacbell.net and I will try to coordinate the
establishment of such an activity. Shabbat Shalom >from Jerusalem

Werner Frank Calabasas CA USA <wlfrank@pacbell.net>