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INTRO: seek KOHN / KAHN family of Bischeim, Alsace #germany

Bathsheba Frais <bafrais@...>
 

I recently discovered a great-grandmother's German passport. Her name was
Esther Zuss KAHN (or KOHN), and the passport was issued in Strasbourg in
1888. It gives her age as 19 and place of residence as Bischeim. I have
had the personal description translating but there are a few words that
cannot be made out. The passport is written for travel to Philadephia. The
story is she was tricked when the ship arrived in England and she ended up
in Manchester where she married in June 1891.

I am wondering if anyone is researching the Bischeim community, and in
particular the KOHN / KAHN family? Regards,

S. Frais Your city and state of residence are required when you sign
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German SIG #Germany INTRO: seek KOHN / KAHN family of Bischeim, Alsace #germany

Bathsheba Frais <bafrais@...>
 

I recently discovered a great-grandmother's German passport. Her name was
Esther Zuss KAHN (or KOHN), and the passport was issued in Strasbourg in
1888. It gives her age as 19 and place of residence as Bischeim. I have
had the personal description translating but there are a few words that
cannot be made out. The passport is written for travel to Philadephia. The
story is she was tricked when the ship arrived in England and she ended up
in Manchester where she married in June 1891.

I am wondering if anyone is researching the Bischeim community, and in
particular the KOHN / KAHN family? Regards,

S. Frais Your city and state of residence are required when you sign
future messages to this list. MODERATOR

Q: Kosher Zion Delicatessen in New York #general

Paul <flash@...>
 

My father recalls that my great-grandfather Louis GORDON (born Elisha
GORDONOVICH) had a cousin who established a large, successful business in
the early decades of the 20th century: the Kosher Zion Delicatessen. (My
father isn't sure he has the name right). I assume this business was in
New York City, since that's where my great-grandfather lived.

Has anybody ever heard of this company or one with a similar name?

If so, does anyone know about the people who founded this company?

Thanks for your help.

Paul Gordon
Silver Spring, MD
USA
JGFF Researcher # 5319

Researching (in relation to this great-grandfather):

FRIEDMAN - Seredzius, Jonava
FRIEDSON - Seredzius, Jonava, Soly
GORDON, GORDONOVITCH - Soly

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Q: Kosher Zion Delicatessen in New York #general

Paul <flash@...>
 

My father recalls that my great-grandfather Louis GORDON (born Elisha
GORDONOVICH) had a cousin who established a large, successful business in
the early decades of the 20th century: the Kosher Zion Delicatessen. (My
father isn't sure he has the name right). I assume this business was in
New York City, since that's where my great-grandfather lived.

Has anybody ever heard of this company or one with a similar name?

If so, does anyone know about the people who founded this company?

Thanks for your help.

Paul Gordon
Silver Spring, MD
USA
JGFF Researcher # 5319

Researching (in relation to this great-grandfather):

FRIEDMAN - Seredzius, Jonava
FRIEDSON - Seredzius, Jonava, Soly
GORDON, GORDONOVITCH - Soly

EPELBOIM Family #general

Salomon Epelboim
 

I am Salomón EPELBOIM, my father´s name is Kopel Epelboim, he had two
sisters Joheveth and Liba, and one brother Haim. He was born in 1900 in
Novazulitza, Rumaine, today is Ukraina. Liba died in the war, Kopel
and Haim lived in Venezuela since 1930 and Joheveth since 1948. My
grandfathers were Shlomo Epelboim and Golda Kahner. The wife of Kopel,
my mother, was Hantea JEZERICHER, and my grandfathers were Nuhem
Jezericher and O. STERENTHAL.
I am looking for relatives. If you have any information please send and
e-mail.
Salomón Epelboim

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EPELBOIM Family #general

Salomon Epelboim
 

I am Salomón EPELBOIM, my father´s name is Kopel Epelboim, he had two
sisters Joheveth and Liba, and one brother Haim. He was born in 1900 in
Novazulitza, Rumaine, today is Ukraina. Liba died in the war, Kopel
and Haim lived in Venezuela since 1930 and Joheveth since 1948. My
grandfathers were Shlomo Epelboim and Golda Kahner. The wife of Kopel,
my mother, was Hantea JEZERICHER, and my grandfathers were Nuhem
Jezericher and O. STERENTHAL.
I am looking for relatives. If you have any information please send and
e-mail.
Salomón Epelboim

Clara SAMSON - Oberbronn, Elsass 18th Century #germany

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

Hello friends GerSigers
I have been trying for quite a while to trace the ancestors of my g...g
grandmother, CLARA SAMSON, who was living in Oberbronn, Elsass during
the 18th century, but so far no results.
She was married to Henoch Fraenkel SG"L, son of R' Tzvi Hirsch Fraenkel.
Henoch lived in Frankfurt am Main probably until 1742 and then moved to
Oberbronn, Elsass. In a marriage contract >from 1754 of her daughter
(Ritschel) Clara signed in Hebrew "Klerle, Eshet R' Henoch SG"L". In
German she is referred to as "CLARA SAMSON". I looked for the names
Clara and Samson (Shimshon) in Ettlinger's "Ele Toldot" and there was
none that could fit. She was probably not >from Frankfurt a.Main. In the
census >from 1784 she appears in Oberbronn as a widow with a son living
with her, named Seeligman. Other children that Clara (Samson) and Henoch
SG"L (Fraenkel) had: 1. Ritschel, married to Jacob Kahn (Oberbronn,
Elsass); 2. Israel 3. R' Itzchak (Itzik) SG"L, Fraenkel, Hena (Fordon,
d. 1754).
Any information (or suggestion) concerning Clara SAMSON, her ancestors
and the other people mentioned above would be greatly acknowledged.

Prof. Isak Gath Haifa, Israel E-mail: isak@...

German SIG #Germany Clara SAMSON - Oberbronn, Elsass 18th Century #germany

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

Hello friends GerSigers
I have been trying for quite a while to trace the ancestors of my g...g
grandmother, CLARA SAMSON, who was living in Oberbronn, Elsass during
the 18th century, but so far no results.
She was married to Henoch Fraenkel SG"L, son of R' Tzvi Hirsch Fraenkel.
Henoch lived in Frankfurt am Main probably until 1742 and then moved to
Oberbronn, Elsass. In a marriage contract >from 1754 of her daughter
(Ritschel) Clara signed in Hebrew "Klerle, Eshet R' Henoch SG"L". In
German she is referred to as "CLARA SAMSON". I looked for the names
Clara and Samson (Shimshon) in Ettlinger's "Ele Toldot" and there was
none that could fit. She was probably not >from Frankfurt a.Main. In the
census >from 1784 she appears in Oberbronn as a widow with a son living
with her, named Seeligman. Other children that Clara (Samson) and Henoch
SG"L (Fraenkel) had: 1. Ritschel, married to Jacob Kahn (Oberbronn,
Elsass); 2. Israel 3. R' Itzchak (Itzik) SG"L, Fraenkel, Hena (Fordon,
d. 1754).
Any information (or suggestion) concerning Clara SAMSON, her ancestors
and the other people mentioned above would be greatly acknowledged.

Prof. Isak Gath Haifa, Israel E-mail: isak@...

INTRO: NISSEL and DAWIDOW families - Breslau #germany

nissel <nissel-u@...>
 

Dear SIG members,

My paternal gr-grandfather, Bernhard-Abraham NISSEL (1837-1917) who married
Rosalie KLEMANN (1844-1918), lived in Breslau - Silesia. I have no
information about his origin, ancestors or siblings.

My maternal grandparents, Jacob-Aharon DAWIDOW (1859-1922) and Ita-Sara nee
LEVIN (1860-1935), married in Minsk, migrated to Breslau (about 1890) and
spent there the rest of their life. I have no informatin about their
ancestors nor their siblings.

Three of their daughters : Bertha, Stephania-Fani and Rosa DAWIDOW lived in
Breslau, and perished in the holocaust. I don't know when and in which
c.camp. If anyone can halp me with this research, I'll appreciate very
much. Thank you,

Uriel Nissel Jerusalem, Israel

I research the families: NISSEL - Silesia KLEMANN - Silesia
GOTTLIEB - Dusseldorf ULLMANN - Wurtzburg

MODERATOR NOTE: To locate information on Holocaust victims it is very
helpful to provide the individuals' birth dates when possible.

German SIG #Germany INTRO: NISSEL and DAWIDOW families - Breslau #germany

nissel <nissel-u@...>
 

Dear SIG members,

My paternal gr-grandfather, Bernhard-Abraham NISSEL (1837-1917) who married
Rosalie KLEMANN (1844-1918), lived in Breslau - Silesia. I have no
information about his origin, ancestors or siblings.

My maternal grandparents, Jacob-Aharon DAWIDOW (1859-1922) and Ita-Sara nee
LEVIN (1860-1935), married in Minsk, migrated to Breslau (about 1890) and
spent there the rest of their life. I have no informatin about their
ancestors nor their siblings.

Three of their daughters : Bertha, Stephania-Fani and Rosa DAWIDOW lived in
Breslau, and perished in the holocaust. I don't know when and in which
c.camp. If anyone can halp me with this research, I'll appreciate very
much. Thank you,

Uriel Nissel Jerusalem, Israel

I research the families: NISSEL - Silesia KLEMANN - Silesia
GOTTLIEB - Dusseldorf ULLMANN - Wurtzburg

MODERATOR NOTE: To locate information on Holocaust victims it is very
helpful to provide the individuals' birth dates when possible.

Kosher observance by German Jews in USA, 1738 #germany

MBernet@...
 

Many of us believe that the immigration to the USA of German Jews got
under way around 1840, and that the vast majority of German immigrants had
little respect for Orthodoxy or Kashrut. A news item in today's New York
Times, presents a contrary view:

"In Savannah, Ga., in 1738, a Lutheran minister, Martin Bolzius, wrote,
"The Spanish and Portuguese Jews are not so strict in so far as eating is
concerned as the others are . . . The German Jews on the other hand would
rather starve than eat meat they do not slaughter themselves.""

Michael Bernet, New York

MODERATOR NOTE: Thanks to Mr. Bernet for citing this article which may
be of interest to some. The opinion of one Lutheran minister regarding
Jewish behavior, however, should not be accepted as fact in my own opinion.

German SIG #Germany Kosher observance by German Jews in USA, 1738 #germany

MBernet@...
 

Many of us believe that the immigration to the USA of German Jews got
under way around 1840, and that the vast majority of German immigrants had
little respect for Orthodoxy or Kashrut. A news item in today's New York
Times, presents a contrary view:

"In Savannah, Ga., in 1738, a Lutheran minister, Martin Bolzius, wrote,
"The Spanish and Portuguese Jews are not so strict in so far as eating is
concerned as the others are . . . The German Jews on the other hand would
rather starve than eat meat they do not slaughter themselves.""

Michael Bernet, New York

MODERATOR NOTE: Thanks to Mr. Bernet for citing this article which may
be of interest to some. The opinion of one Lutheran minister regarding
Jewish behavior, however, should not be accepted as fact in my own opinion.

Re: Krugersdorf Cemetery #belarus

Alan Shefman <ashefman@...>
 

In reference to Dennis Flavell's inquiry about Krugersdorf Jewish
Cemetery in Northern Canada.

I found a reference to the cemetery in a couple of places, but without
any further information. I have travelled in the area and have been to
Englehart, the closest town to Krugersdorf, but have never heard of the
cemetery. There are very few Jews living in this part of Ontario anymore
-- most having left for larger centres, primarily Toronto. There is a
history though, in many of the small towns in Northern Ontario, where
Jewish shopkeepers lived and had quite viable small communities.

The only reference to the town of any substance is as follows:

18 km >from Englehart lies Krugerdorf. In 1949, it had a slight name
change >from the earlier Krugersdorf (Carter: 626). The name is in
reference to the Kruger family. Frank Kruger kept a store, a boarding
house and was the first postmaster (CPCGN).

Regards,

Alan Shefman
ashefman@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Krugersdorf Cemetery #belarus

Alan Shefman <ashefman@...>
 

In reference to Dennis Flavell's inquiry about Krugersdorf Jewish
Cemetery in Northern Canada.

I found a reference to the cemetery in a couple of places, but without
any further information. I have travelled in the area and have been to
Englehart, the closest town to Krugersdorf, but have never heard of the
cemetery. There are very few Jews living in this part of Ontario anymore
-- most having left for larger centres, primarily Toronto. There is a
history though, in many of the small towns in Northern Ontario, where
Jewish shopkeepers lived and had quite viable small communities.

The only reference to the town of any substance is as follows:

18 km >from Englehart lies Krugerdorf. In 1949, it had a slight name
change >from the earlier Krugersdorf (Carter: 626). The name is in
reference to the Kruger family. Frank Kruger kept a store, a boarding
house and was the first postmaster (CPCGN).

Regards,

Alan Shefman
ashefman@...

Success in German occupied Strasbourg #germany

Algaze@...
 

I had lost all hope of learning anything about Great Uncle Carl Georg
LEBURG whose 1878 birth certificate I had found at the LDS Family
History Library, but about whose subsequent life I had no clue. I knew
that the Strasbourg vital records at the Family History Library only
went up to 1881 and I had been told that in Strasbourg "... it is
impossible to get copies of records which are less than 100 years old when
one is not a direct descendant." This was my brick wall.

I gathered together everything I had about Uncle Carl Georg (including a
copy of his birth certificate, the travels and vital records of his two
brothers and one sister, and a photo of the four siblings, taken in
Strasbourg when Carl Georg was about nine years old) and brought them with
me to the recent Jewish Genealogical Conference in Washington, DC.

I eagerly signed up for a 10 minute "brick wall" session at the conference
where Sallyann Sack suggested that I contact the Cercle genealogique
d'Alsace for help. I sent them an e-mail, and within twenty-four hours
they told me about his 1915 marriage and his 1916 death, "No child
from this marriage."
It was sad news, but at least I now know what happened to Uncle
Carl Georg. A second e-mail resulted in additional information about
my LEBURG family, the full name of the groom and the date for the 1915
marriage of the younger sister of Carl Georg, my great aunt Clara Elsa
LEBURG.

I would like to publicly thank Sallyann Sack and the folks who organized
the Jewish Genealogical Conference as well as the fellow genealogists at
the Cercle genealogique d'Alsace for their assistance.

It all goes to show, "It ain't WHAT you know, but WHO you know."

Barbara Algaze Los Angeles, California Algaze@...

German SIG #Germany Success in German occupied Strasbourg #germany

Algaze@...
 

I had lost all hope of learning anything about Great Uncle Carl Georg
LEBURG whose 1878 birth certificate I had found at the LDS Family
History Library, but about whose subsequent life I had no clue. I knew
that the Strasbourg vital records at the Family History Library only
went up to 1881 and I had been told that in Strasbourg "... it is
impossible to get copies of records which are less than 100 years old when
one is not a direct descendant." This was my brick wall.

I gathered together everything I had about Uncle Carl Georg (including a
copy of his birth certificate, the travels and vital records of his two
brothers and one sister, and a photo of the four siblings, taken in
Strasbourg when Carl Georg was about nine years old) and brought them with
me to the recent Jewish Genealogical Conference in Washington, DC.

I eagerly signed up for a 10 minute "brick wall" session at the conference
where Sallyann Sack suggested that I contact the Cercle genealogique
d'Alsace for help. I sent them an e-mail, and within twenty-four hours
they told me about his 1915 marriage and his 1916 death, "No child
from this marriage."
It was sad news, but at least I now know what happened to Uncle
Carl Georg. A second e-mail resulted in additional information about
my LEBURG family, the full name of the groom and the date for the 1915
marriage of the younger sister of Carl Georg, my great aunt Clara Elsa
LEBURG.

I would like to publicly thank Sallyann Sack and the folks who organized
the Jewish Genealogical Conference as well as the fellow genealogists at
the Cercle genealogique d'Alsace for their assistance.

It all goes to show, "It ain't WHAT you know, but WHO you know."

Barbara Algaze Los Angeles, California Algaze@...

A SCHWACHA family - SITE CITE #germany

Goldschmidt
 

Dear all Gersigers,
SCHWACHA is the name of a german family starting with Marrianne SCHWACHA.
Her son Gottfried Tomas SCHWACHA with his wife immigrated to the USA in
1882. All this and a lot more of related and unrelated SCHWACHA`s is on
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~schwachahistory/genealogy.html
Good luck. searching: GUMPEL, HOHENSTEIN, ISSERLIN, NEUGASS and MERENLENDER

Joseph Goldschmidt in Israel goldsmit@...

German SIG #Germany A SCHWACHA family - SITE CITE #germany

Goldschmidt
 

Dear all Gersigers,
SCHWACHA is the name of a german family starting with Marrianne SCHWACHA.
Her son Gottfried Tomas SCHWACHA with his wife immigrated to the USA in
1882. All this and a lot more of related and unrelated SCHWACHA`s is on
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~schwachahistory/genealogy.html
Good luck. searching: GUMPEL, HOHENSTEIN, ISSERLIN, NEUGASS and MERENLENDER

Joseph Goldschmidt in Israel goldsmit@...

Ivye #belarus

Harriet Kasow <hkasow@...>
 

Comment to Daniel Ewenczyk and Judy Segal
From: Harvey Kasow



I peeked into my wife's mail >from Jewish Genealogy and Belarus Sig and
saw the two letters about Ivye.
I am reminded of the comment by Rick in Casablanca: Of all the gin mills
in the world...

Of all the Shtetlach in the world I read about Ivye.

My mother came >from Ivye and left when she was 12. My father used to
make fun of her birthplace, calling it a yawn; after all, he was from
Grodno, the big city.

It may interest you all to know that every year here in Israel, a
commemorative service
(azkara) is held by the survivors >from Ivye.

Also, every 3 or 4 years, a trek is made to Ivye and a memorial service
is held at the mass grave. My wife and I were privileged to attend one
in Ivye. Alas, each year, the number of Ivyeites gets smaller. Children
and grandchildren of these remarkable people have taken an interest in
perpetuating the memory of those who perished.

Belarus SIG #Belarus Ivye #belarus

Harriet Kasow <hkasow@...>
 

Comment to Daniel Ewenczyk and Judy Segal
From: Harvey Kasow



I peeked into my wife's mail >from Jewish Genealogy and Belarus Sig and
saw the two letters about Ivye.
I am reminded of the comment by Rick in Casablanca: Of all the gin mills
in the world...

Of all the Shtetlach in the world I read about Ivye.

My mother came >from Ivye and left when she was 12. My father used to
make fun of her birthplace, calling it a yawn; after all, he was from
Grodno, the big city.

It may interest you all to know that every year here in Israel, a
commemorative service
(azkara) is held by the survivors >from Ivye.

Also, every 3 or 4 years, a trek is made to Ivye and a memorial service
is held at the mass grave. My wife and I were privileged to attend one
in Ivye. Alas, each year, the number of Ivyeites gets smaller. Children
and grandchildren of these remarkable people have taken an interest in
perpetuating the memory of those who perished.