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COHEN/KAHAN/KAGAN-Rouxville #southafrica

SANDI ROOT
 

I have recently learned the occupation of the COHEN/KAHAN/KAGAN
brothers I search. Evidently they owned department stores,
possibly in the vicinity of Rouxville, Orange Free State. One
of the brothers is Malech, and his wife is Rose. The name of
the other brother is unknown to me. Both came >from Kovno,
Lithuania, possibly either Raseiniai or Kurshan. They could have
branched their business out to other cities, like Bloemfontein,
Durban, or Johannesburg.

I can only hope someone out there remembers a connection
between department stores and COHEN/KAHAN/KAGAN.

Appreciatively,

Sandi Root
South Padre Island, Texas
and
Bulverde, Texas
roadrunr2@usa.net

Searching:
BADESCH, BANUS/BENESH/BENNISH/BEINASH/BEINASHOWITZ, BECKERMAN, BLOCK/BLOCH,
BLUMENTHAL, BRODY, EICHEL, FRIEDLEN, FRIEDMAN,
GALINA, GOLD, GREENBERG, GUTKOWSKY/GOOD, HARWICK, HERRE,
JACOBSON, KAHAN/KAGAN/COHEN, KRIZANSKI, LIEBOVITCH, MENDELSON, MICHELSON,
NIDER, OFFMAN/HOFFMAN, PETERS, PISER, ROTHCHILD, SCHNEIDERMAN/SNYDERMAN,
SUVALKER, WHATLEY, ZIVETZ


First Harrismith Hebrew Congregation 1901 #southafrica

Saul Issroff <shaul@...>
 

A photo of the first Harrismith Hebrew Congregation, 1901 has been put onto
the South Africa SIG web page
http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/synagogues/45/
and also in the "What's New" panel on the home-page.

If anybody can identify any of the people in the picture please email Roger
Harris ( webmaster) rwsh@nationalfinder.com
and myself.

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica COHEN/KAHAN/KAGAN-Rouxville #southafrica

SANDI ROOT
 

I have recently learned the occupation of the COHEN/KAHAN/KAGAN
brothers I search. Evidently they owned department stores,
possibly in the vicinity of Rouxville, Orange Free State. One
of the brothers is Malech, and his wife is Rose. The name of
the other brother is unknown to me. Both came >from Kovno,
Lithuania, possibly either Raseiniai or Kurshan. They could have
branched their business out to other cities, like Bloemfontein,
Durban, or Johannesburg.

I can only hope someone out there remembers a connection
between department stores and COHEN/KAHAN/KAGAN.

Appreciatively,

Sandi Root
South Padre Island, Texas
and
Bulverde, Texas
roadrunr2@usa.net

Searching:
BADESCH, BANUS/BENESH/BENNISH/BEINASH/BEINASHOWITZ, BECKERMAN, BLOCK/BLOCH,
BLUMENTHAL, BRODY, EICHEL, FRIEDLEN, FRIEDMAN,
GALINA, GOLD, GREENBERG, GUTKOWSKY/GOOD, HARWICK, HERRE,
JACOBSON, KAHAN/KAGAN/COHEN, KRIZANSKI, LIEBOVITCH, MENDELSON, MICHELSON,
NIDER, OFFMAN/HOFFMAN, PETERS, PISER, ROTHCHILD, SCHNEIDERMAN/SNYDERMAN,
SUVALKER, WHATLEY, ZIVETZ


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica First Harrismith Hebrew Congregation 1901 #southafrica

Saul Issroff <shaul@...>
 

A photo of the first Harrismith Hebrew Congregation, 1901 has been put onto
the South Africa SIG web page
http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/synagogues/45/
and also in the "What's New" panel on the home-page.

If anybody can identify any of the people in the picture please email Roger
Harris ( webmaster) rwsh@nationalfinder.com
and myself.

Saul Issroff


Re: Trip to Latvia after Jerusalem2004 #courland #latvia

SAN <snayle@...>
 

Sounds interesting. I would like more detail. My people came >from Mitau. I
only have two names - Blumenfeld and Klein.

Take a look at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~blumenfeld/

Sonia Nayle


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Trip to Latvia after Jerusalem2004 #courland #latvia

SAN <snayle@...>
 

Sounds interesting. I would like more detail. My people came >from Mitau. I
only have two names - Blumenfeld and Klein.

Take a look at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~blumenfeld/

Sonia Nayle


Help with Brooklyn Address #belarus

ms nodrog
 

Dear Genners,
I am looking for some help figuring out the name of a street in
Brooklyn. This appeared on a 1913 Ellis Island Manifest. Please check
Viewmate #3275.
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3275
Thanks in advance,
Hope Gordon
msnodrog@yahoo.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Help with Brooklyn Address #belarus

ms nodrog
 

Dear Genners,
I am looking for some help figuring out the name of a street in
Brooklyn. This appeared on a 1913 Ellis Island Manifest. Please check
Viewmate #3275.
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3275
Thanks in advance,
Hope Gordon
msnodrog@yahoo.com


Re: "Kirovograd" and "Nova Praha" Ukraine #ukraine

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 12/15/03, Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman (ravbenzi@cox.net) writes:

<< I recently learned that my MELTSNER family immigrated to Kirovohrad and
Nova

Praha >from Lithuania around 1914. Does anyone have any information /

contacts regrading these two Ukrainian locations?>>

According to my 1968 Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer, in 1939, Kirovograd had a
population of 100,000. It is located in the Kirovograd oblast, 150 miles
southeast of Kiev. It was a metal works center, where people also did
grain-trading and made agricultural machinery. They manufactured clothing, did flour
milling, distilling, and made things >from hemp. The city was founded in 1754 as a
fortress. It was called Yelizavetgrad to honor the empress Elizbeth Petrovna.
It developed institutes for agricultural machinery and pedagogy. The city
experienced pogroms in 1881, 1905, and 1919. Im 1924, it was renamed Zinovyevsk
1924 [no doubt after Grigori Evseevich Zinoviev, a close associate of Lenin.
Zinoviev, of Jewish orgin, fell into disrepute under the Stalinist regime, and
was ultimately executed for treason in 1936.] In 1936 the city was called
Kirovo and named Kirovograd in 1936. During WWII it was held by the Germans.

I could not find a C-L entry for a place called Nova Praha, but the
gazetteer does have an entry for a Novaya Praga, which is in the Kirovograd oblast, 29
miles east of Kirovograd. In 1926 it had a population of 13,096. amd the town
was known for flourmilling. I did find an entry for "Novi Praga" (Novaya
Praga, in Chester G. Cohen's Shtetl Finder Gazetteer which said only that it is
southeast of Kiev and east of Yelisavetgrad (Kirovograd) and that the newpaper
Hamelitz had published an item by D. Levi Epshtein in Novi Praga.

Rabbi Saydman may be able to find more about Kirovograd and Novaya Praga by
using the "search this website" box at Jewishgen's main page
(www.jewishgen.org) and by searching for the city and town using the google search engine at
www.google.com

I have no contacts to suggest nor am I personally interested in these places.
But the Rabbi should try searching through Jewishgen's Discussion group
archives, and also through the message archives of Jewishgen's Special Interest
Groups (SIGs).


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa,St. Petersburg and
Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY,
WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk,
Berdichev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: A search of the JGFF yielded a large number of
people researching these places.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: "Kirovograd" and "Nova Praha" Ukraine #ukraine

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 12/15/03, Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman (ravbenzi@cox.net) writes:

<< I recently learned that my MELTSNER family immigrated to Kirovohrad and
Nova

Praha >from Lithuania around 1914. Does anyone have any information /

contacts regrading these two Ukrainian locations?>>

According to my 1968 Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer, in 1939, Kirovograd had a
population of 100,000. It is located in the Kirovograd oblast, 150 miles
southeast of Kiev. It was a metal works center, where people also did
grain-trading and made agricultural machinery. They manufactured clothing, did flour
milling, distilling, and made things >from hemp. The city was founded in 1754 as a
fortress. It was called Yelizavetgrad to honor the empress Elizbeth Petrovna.
It developed institutes for agricultural machinery and pedagogy. The city
experienced pogroms in 1881, 1905, and 1919. Im 1924, it was renamed Zinovyevsk
1924 [no doubt after Grigori Evseevich Zinoviev, a close associate of Lenin.
Zinoviev, of Jewish orgin, fell into disrepute under the Stalinist regime, and
was ultimately executed for treason in 1936.] In 1936 the city was called
Kirovo and named Kirovograd in 1936. During WWII it was held by the Germans.

I could not find a C-L entry for a place called Nova Praha, but the
gazetteer does have an entry for a Novaya Praga, which is in the Kirovograd oblast, 29
miles east of Kirovograd. In 1926 it had a population of 13,096. amd the town
was known for flourmilling. I did find an entry for "Novi Praga" (Novaya
Praga, in Chester G. Cohen's Shtetl Finder Gazetteer which said only that it is
southeast of Kiev and east of Yelisavetgrad (Kirovograd) and that the newpaper
Hamelitz had published an item by D. Levi Epshtein in Novi Praga.

Rabbi Saydman may be able to find more about Kirovograd and Novaya Praga by
using the "search this website" box at Jewishgen's main page
(www.jewishgen.org) and by searching for the city and town using the google search engine at
www.google.com

I have no contacts to suggest nor am I personally interested in these places.
But the Rabbi should try searching through Jewishgen's Discussion group
archives, and also through the message archives of Jewishgen's Special Interest
Groups (SIGs).


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa,St. Petersburg and
Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY,
WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk,
Berdichev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: A search of the JGFF yielded a large number of
people researching these places.


Bakshy #ukraine

Laura Reed <ltreed2000@...>
 

My grandmother was born in Kerch (Crimea) in 1914 as
Anya (or Hannah) Bakshy. Her father David Bakshy died
in the early 1920's and the family (wife Mary,
daughter Gloria (Olga), son Jack (Josef) and my
grandmother resetteled in Chicago. Family lore says
David owned a large department store in Kerch before
the revolution.

Have very little information on the Bakshy family and
would love to hear >from anyone who has Bakshy
relatives.

Laura Tower Reed
Belmont, California

Searching: BAKSHY, Kerch, Ukraine
MERLIN, Mogilev, Belavus


Help with Brooklyn Address #ukraine

ms nodrog
 

Dear Genners,
I am looking for some help figuring out the name of a street in
Brooklyn. This appeared on a 1913 Ellis Island Manifest. Please check
Viewmate #3275.
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate VM3275
Thanks in advance,
Hope Gordon
msnodrog@yahoo.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Bakshy #ukraine

Laura Reed <ltreed2000@...>
 

My grandmother was born in Kerch (Crimea) in 1914 as
Anya (or Hannah) Bakshy. Her father David Bakshy died
in the early 1920's and the family (wife Mary,
daughter Gloria (Olga), son Jack (Josef) and my
grandmother resetteled in Chicago. Family lore says
David owned a large department store in Kerch before
the revolution.

Have very little information on the Bakshy family and
would love to hear >from anyone who has Bakshy
relatives.

Laura Tower Reed
Belmont, California

Searching: BAKSHY, Kerch, Ukraine
MERLIN, Mogilev, Belavus


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Help with Brooklyn Address #ukraine

ms nodrog
 

Dear Genners,
I am looking for some help figuring out the name of a street in
Brooklyn. This appeared on a 1913 Ellis Island Manifest. Please check
Viewmate #3275.
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate VM3275
Thanks in advance,
Hope Gordon
msnodrog@yahoo.com


Gansheft or Gensheft or something--CUSILEVITZ/SUSSMAN #romania

Melody Amsel-Arieli <nomietai@...>
 

Has anyone come across this village--near
Kishinev? We are looking for CUSILEVITZ and
SUSSMAN.
Thanks, Melody Amsel-Arieli


Romania SIG #Romania Gansheft or Gensheft or something--CUSILEVITZ/SUSSMAN #romania

Melody Amsel-Arieli <nomietai@...>
 

Has anyone come across this village--near
Kishinev? We are looking for CUSILEVITZ and
SUSSMAN.
Thanks, Melody Amsel-Arieli


My cousin David FELDMAN who was murdered in the Pinsk Ghetto #belarus

Janet Corey-Skobac <chashi@...>
 

Dear Belarus SIG,
I am looking for information regarding my cousin David Feldman who was
murdered in the Pinsk Ghetto.

I am searching for a record that would confirm David Feldman's birthdate,
such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or business registry. I
know that he was born between the years of 1893 and 1907 because those were
the birth years of his oldest and youngest brothers. There is a David
Feldman, listed as born in 1898, on the data-base of the Pinsk Ghetto List
available on the Jewish Gen website. I am not sure this is the David
Feldman who is my cousin, because the other Feldmans listed at the same
ghetto address are not names we recognize in his family. Also, the ghetto
address, Kesselpflicker Street, is not the same street name that we have for
him. Perhaps ghetto addresses were different if the people were forced to
move once the ghetto was established. I am trying to find another document
that would possibly corroborate this birthdate of 1898, or give another date
for him.

I have letters and photos that David Feldman sent to my grandfather before
the war. These letters and photos show that he lived on Petrowska Street,
and that he had a leather shop where he made boots, shoes, etc. His
father's name was Shmuel, and his mother's
name Nechama.

His oldest brother Mordechai moved to New York before the war, and his
youngest brother Barleib, came to New York after the war. Neither are alive
now. There were other brothers and sisters as well that perished in the
Ghetto. Some of the names of his relatives mentioned in his letters were:
Leah, Gedalya, Golda, Yentel, Yelin, and Mula, Nochum, and Meir.

I contacted both the National Historical Archive of Belarus, and the State
Archives of the Brest Region in Belarus. Neither had a birth document. The
State Archives wrote to me that David Feldman was executed by Hitler's
forces (no date available). They also wrote that the street name Petrowska
was changed to a Russian name, which when translated to English means 'the
fifth of March street'. This name change probably reflects the fact that
Pinsk changed >from Polish to Russian control before the Nazis took over the
city in 1941. The National Archive was willing to do a further search for a
birth date in other records. However the search would be quite costly and
not guarantee any results.

I am looking for this information because of a claim I am involved in
through the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims.

AI would welcome hearing >from anyone who could help me on this matter.
Please reply to: chashi@sympatico.ca

Shalom,
Janet Corey-Skobac


Belarus SIG #Belarus My cousin David FELDMAN who was murdered in the Pinsk Ghetto #belarus

Janet Corey-Skobac <chashi@...>
 

Dear Belarus SIG,
I am looking for information regarding my cousin David Feldman who was
murdered in the Pinsk Ghetto.

I am searching for a record that would confirm David Feldman's birthdate,
such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or business registry. I
know that he was born between the years of 1893 and 1907 because those were
the birth years of his oldest and youngest brothers. There is a David
Feldman, listed as born in 1898, on the data-base of the Pinsk Ghetto List
available on the Jewish Gen website. I am not sure this is the David
Feldman who is my cousin, because the other Feldmans listed at the same
ghetto address are not names we recognize in his family. Also, the ghetto
address, Kesselpflicker Street, is not the same street name that we have for
him. Perhaps ghetto addresses were different if the people were forced to
move once the ghetto was established. I am trying to find another document
that would possibly corroborate this birthdate of 1898, or give another date
for him.

I have letters and photos that David Feldman sent to my grandfather before
the war. These letters and photos show that he lived on Petrowska Street,
and that he had a leather shop where he made boots, shoes, etc. His
father's name was Shmuel, and his mother's
name Nechama.

His oldest brother Mordechai moved to New York before the war, and his
youngest brother Barleib, came to New York after the war. Neither are alive
now. There were other brothers and sisters as well that perished in the
Ghetto. Some of the names of his relatives mentioned in his letters were:
Leah, Gedalya, Golda, Yentel, Yelin, and Mula, Nochum, and Meir.

I contacted both the National Historical Archive of Belarus, and the State
Archives of the Brest Region in Belarus. Neither had a birth document. The
State Archives wrote to me that David Feldman was executed by Hitler's
forces (no date available). They also wrote that the street name Petrowska
was changed to a Russian name, which when translated to English means 'the
fifth of March street'. This name change probably reflects the fact that
Pinsk changed >from Polish to Russian control before the Nazis took over the
city in 1941. The National Archive was willing to do a further search for a
birth date in other records. However the search would be quite costly and
not guarantee any results.

I am looking for this information because of a claim I am involved in
through the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims.

AI would welcome hearing >from anyone who could help me on this matter.
Please reply to: chashi@sympatico.ca

Shalom,
Janet Corey-Skobac


TEMKIN from Gomel #belarus

Mel Sofian <melsofian@...>
 

Dear Belarus Genners:

First off, I'd like to thank all the good people who sent messages in
reply to my recent inquiry. I had hoped to answer individually, but
things are a bit hectic these days and I am far behind in
correspondence.

What I was asking for more than anything else was about possibly finding
and obtaining vital documents >from Belarus, and >from Gomel in
particular. I have rather good records of immigration and census for
the TEMKIN family in Rochester NY, but I am trying to trace the family's
journey >from Gomel to Liverpool, England, and any prior history in
Gomel.

Can anyone help with information about what records may be available in
archives in Belarus?

Mel Sofian
Tarzana, CA


Belarus SIG #Belarus TEMKIN from Gomel #belarus

Mel Sofian <melsofian@...>
 

Dear Belarus Genners:

First off, I'd like to thank all the good people who sent messages in
reply to my recent inquiry. I had hoped to answer individually, but
things are a bit hectic these days and I am far behind in
correspondence.

What I was asking for more than anything else was about possibly finding
and obtaining vital documents >from Belarus, and >from Gomel in
particular. I have rather good records of immigration and census for
the TEMKIN family in Rochester NY, but I am trying to trace the family's
journey >from Gomel to Liverpool, England, and any prior history in
Gomel.

Can anyone help with information about what records may be available in
archives in Belarus?

Mel Sofian
Tarzana, CA