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FRAMPOL RECORDS #poland

Ari Morris <frank@...>
 

Dear fellow researchers,

This is one final appeal (for 2003) for help in raising US$75 for the
town of Frampol by December 31, 2003. If we do not raise US$75 by
December 31, 2003, we will have to raise US$150 in order for the records
to be published on the internet. This is because JRI-Poland's offer of
making matching contributions expires on December 31.

The indices to Jewish vital records >from the town of Frampol from
1891-1901 have already been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw,
and are ready - pending funding - for addition to the JRI-Poland
database. Frampol had 1,465 Jewish residents in 1921, out of a total
population of about 2,720.

If you have any interest in Frampol or surrounding towns (Goraj,
Bilgoraj, Janow Lubelski, Szczebrzeszyn, Zwierzyniec, Zamosc, etc.), I
urge you to please consider making even a small contribution. Even US$10
will go a long way. Contributors of at least US$50 will qualify to
receive the entire Frampol database immediately in Excel format.

For more information about the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project,
please browse the website at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/index.htm

Your contributions in US Dollars may be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Rd.
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Altenatively, VISA contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (1)(301)
341-1261. Or print out the form at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the VISA Card
and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (1)(301) 341-1261
(8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.) For those of you living
outside the United States, contributions can only be accepted in US
Dollars unless you use a VISA credit card. Your VISA will be charged in
your local currency. However, please identify the amount of your
contribution in US Dollars. All contributions should be marked "FOR
THE ZAMOSC PSA PROJECT - FRAMPOL." If you send a check, please write
this on the face of the check.

JRI - Poland is a non-profit tax-exempt organization under Section
501(c)(3)of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The JRI-Poland web site,
mailing list, and database are hosted by JewishGen.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Regards,

Ari Morris
Frampol Town Leader
Email: frank@alphalink.com.au


JRI Poland #Poland FRAMPOL RECORDS #poland

Ari Morris <frank@...>
 

Dear fellow researchers,

This is one final appeal (for 2003) for help in raising US$75 for the
town of Frampol by December 31, 2003. If we do not raise US$75 by
December 31, 2003, we will have to raise US$150 in order for the records
to be published on the internet. This is because JRI-Poland's offer of
making matching contributions expires on December 31.

The indices to Jewish vital records >from the town of Frampol from
1891-1901 have already been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw,
and are ready - pending funding - for addition to the JRI-Poland
database. Frampol had 1,465 Jewish residents in 1921, out of a total
population of about 2,720.

If you have any interest in Frampol or surrounding towns (Goraj,
Bilgoraj, Janow Lubelski, Szczebrzeszyn, Zwierzyniec, Zamosc, etc.), I
urge you to please consider making even a small contribution. Even US$10
will go a long way. Contributors of at least US$50 will qualify to
receive the entire Frampol database immediately in Excel format.

For more information about the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project,
please browse the website at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/index.htm

Your contributions in US Dollars may be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Rd.
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Altenatively, VISA contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (1)(301)
341-1261. Or print out the form at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the VISA Card
and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (1)(301) 341-1261
(8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.) For those of you living
outside the United States, contributions can only be accepted in US
Dollars unless you use a VISA credit card. Your VISA will be charged in
your local currency. However, please identify the amount of your
contribution in US Dollars. All contributions should be marked "FOR
THE ZAMOSC PSA PROJECT - FRAMPOL." If you send a check, please write
this on the face of the check.

JRI - Poland is a non-profit tax-exempt organization under Section
501(c)(3)of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The JRI-Poland web site,
mailing list, and database are hosted by JewishGen.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Regards,

Ari Morris
Frampol Town Leader
Email: frank@alphalink.com.au


The ISAAC Family of Holten (now Oberhausen), Rheinland #germany

Ralph Baer <RalphNBaer@...>
 

One set of my fourth great-grandparents were Isaac Andres and Cornelia
Philipp. They lived in Holten in the Rheinland, a town that is now part of
the city of Oberhausen. I know little about Isaac and Cornelia other than
Isaac probably died between 1815 and 1819 (based upon naming patterns) and
was about 60 years old in 1793. Any ancestral information is of interest to me.

Their sons changed their patronymic to the family name ISAAC. The children were:

1) Helene (Lea) Isaac, married to Wolf ISAAC (originally Isaac Wolf
Benjamin) about 1769 Binningen - 21 November 1857 Holten

2) Andreas ISAAC 24 June 1778 Holten - 28 August 1851 Holten, butcher,
married 24 February 1808 Rheinberg to Zippora (Sibilla) Suss SPIRO 12 July
1792 Rheinberg - 25 October 1832 Holten. Death record of Zippora states
that she was 52.

3) Fratje Isac 1782 Holten - 28 November 1845 Orsoy, married to Jacob Moyses
CAHN 1773 Grevenbroich - 17 September 1855 Orsoy, butcher and tradesman.
Fratje and Jacob were my third great-grandparents.

4) Sibilla Isac Andres about 1790 Holten - 20 April 1866 Rheinberg, butcher,
married 5 April 1815 Rheinberg to Emanuel (Mendel) PHILIPP 1 December 1796
Rheinberg - 1877 Rheinberg

5) Phillip ISAAC Holten

I am interested in exchanging information with anyone who has data on
Fratje's siblings. There were known ISAAC descendants of this family in
Kalkar, Xanten, and Rheydt.

Ralph Baer Washington, DC RalphNBaer@aol.com


German SIG #Germany The ISAAC Family of Holten (now Oberhausen), Rheinland #germany

Ralph Baer <RalphNBaer@...>
 

One set of my fourth great-grandparents were Isaac Andres and Cornelia
Philipp. They lived in Holten in the Rheinland, a town that is now part of
the city of Oberhausen. I know little about Isaac and Cornelia other than
Isaac probably died between 1815 and 1819 (based upon naming patterns) and
was about 60 years old in 1793. Any ancestral information is of interest to me.

Their sons changed their patronymic to the family name ISAAC. The children were:

1) Helene (Lea) Isaac, married to Wolf ISAAC (originally Isaac Wolf
Benjamin) about 1769 Binningen - 21 November 1857 Holten

2) Andreas ISAAC 24 June 1778 Holten - 28 August 1851 Holten, butcher,
married 24 February 1808 Rheinberg to Zippora (Sibilla) Suss SPIRO 12 July
1792 Rheinberg - 25 October 1832 Holten. Death record of Zippora states
that she was 52.

3) Fratje Isac 1782 Holten - 28 November 1845 Orsoy, married to Jacob Moyses
CAHN 1773 Grevenbroich - 17 September 1855 Orsoy, butcher and tradesman.
Fratje and Jacob were my third great-grandparents.

4) Sibilla Isac Andres about 1790 Holten - 20 April 1866 Rheinberg, butcher,
married 5 April 1815 Rheinberg to Emanuel (Mendel) PHILIPP 1 December 1796
Rheinberg - 1877 Rheinberg

5) Phillip ISAAC Holten

I am interested in exchanging information with anyone who has data on
Fratje's siblings. There were known ISAAC descendants of this family in
Kalkar, Xanten, and Rheydt.

Ralph Baer Washington, DC RalphNBaer@aol.com


RINSDSKOPF family #germany

Susan Edel
 

Does anyone know the connection between the RINDSKOPF family and the family
of Jomtov Lippmann HELLER (the Tosfos Yomtov)? I have found a passage in
the Memorbuch of Furth, Bavaria that states that Yomtov ben Shmuel
Rindskopf was a descendant of the Tosfos Yomtov.

Hoping to hear >from someone with more information.

Susan EDEL, Petach Tikva, Israel. susan@deldent.com


German SIG #Germany RINSDSKOPF family #germany

Susan Edel
 

Does anyone know the connection between the RINDSKOPF family and the family
of Jomtov Lippmann HELLER (the Tosfos Yomtov)? I have found a passage in
the Memorbuch of Furth, Bavaria that states that Yomtov ben Shmuel
Rindskopf was a descendant of the Tosfos Yomtov.

Hoping to hear >from someone with more information.

Susan EDEL, Petach Tikva, Israel. susan@deldent.com


Reading tombstone on Viewmate #belarus

Fran Segall <FranSegall@...>
 

I've just posted a portion of a tombstone photo on Viewmate. It can be
found at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3333. I
would appreciate some help reading the names on it. Please respond
privately.

Thanks for your help.

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@comcast.net
***********************************
Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMANN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)
Belarus: BROUDA/BREWDA/BREVDA/BREWDI (Amstibove/Mstibovo)
Ukraine: KLETZEL/KLETSEL (Volhynia region)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Reading tombstone on Viewmate #belarus

Fran Segall <FranSegall@...>
 

I've just posted a portion of a tombstone photo on Viewmate. It can be
found at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3333. I
would appreciate some help reading the names on it. Please respond
privately.

Thanks for your help.

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@comcast.net
***********************************
Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMANN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)
Belarus: BROUDA/BREWDA/BREVDA/BREWDI (Amstibove/Mstibovo)
Ukraine: KLETZEL/KLETSEL (Volhynia region)


The "Gefilte Fish line" dividing Litvaks & Galicianers #belarus

HeyJudy123@...
 

Following is the URL linked to a fascinating report on the presentation of a
scholarly paper offered by Professor Michael Steinlauf at a genealogy meeting.


The topic of this paper was the "Gefilte Fish line" in Eastern Europe, a line
which purportedly divides Yiddish accents, and Galicianers >from Litvaks. The
thesis of the paper is that, for Jews of European descent, the decision as to
how one seasons gefilte fish is proof of the location of one's ancestral
shtetl. The Galicianer cooks use sugar in their preparations while the Litvaks
emphatically avoid that sweetness. The URL is:

www.jewishsf.com/bk990910/igifltefish.shtml [MODERATOR NOTE: I could not verify
this URL as I kept getting error reports using Internet Explorer]

Though my mother's father was a Galicianer, and her mother was Hungarian,
both of my father's parents were proud of being >from Vilna, so much so that I was
given the impression that coming >from anywhere else in Eastern Europe must
have been second-rate. To my father, the highest compliment was saying that
someone spoke a "pure Litvak Yiddish." Having now read more of the history of
how the Jews were treated in Lithuania, I can't say that I understand this
misplaced pride.

Thus, growing up in New York during the 1960's, I heard plenty of Galicianer
jokes.

Yet my closest friend's parents were Galicianers and, predictably, they made
Litvak jokes.

Personally, I have to say that, 60 years after the annihilation of the Shoah,
these distinctions seem meaningless, mean-spirited and divisive, and that I
feel such discussions should be saved only for the history books.

Judy Segal, NYC


Belarus SIG #Belarus The "Gefilte Fish line" dividing Litvaks & Galicianers #belarus

HeyJudy123@...
 

Following is the URL linked to a fascinating report on the presentation of a
scholarly paper offered by Professor Michael Steinlauf at a genealogy meeting.


The topic of this paper was the "Gefilte Fish line" in Eastern Europe, a line
which purportedly divides Yiddish accents, and Galicianers >from Litvaks. The
thesis of the paper is that, for Jews of European descent, the decision as to
how one seasons gefilte fish is proof of the location of one's ancestral
shtetl. The Galicianer cooks use sugar in their preparations while the Litvaks
emphatically avoid that sweetness. The URL is:

www.jewishsf.com/bk990910/igifltefish.shtml [MODERATOR NOTE: I could not verify
this URL as I kept getting error reports using Internet Explorer]

Though my mother's father was a Galicianer, and her mother was Hungarian,
both of my father's parents were proud of being >from Vilna, so much so that I was
given the impression that coming >from anywhere else in Eastern Europe must
have been second-rate. To my father, the highest compliment was saying that
someone spoke a "pure Litvak Yiddish." Having now read more of the history of
how the Jews were treated in Lithuania, I can't say that I understand this
misplaced pride.

Thus, growing up in New York during the 1960's, I heard plenty of Galicianer
jokes.

Yet my closest friend's parents were Galicianers and, predictably, they made
Litvak jokes.

Personally, I have to say that, 60 years after the annihilation of the Shoah,
these distinctions seem meaningless, mean-spirited and divisive, and that I
feel such discussions should be saved only for the history books.

Judy Segal, NYC


Looking for Judith Shaw #belarus

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

Looking for Judith Shaw's e-mail address as her
entry in JGFF for Becker >from Khomsk is longer
valid. [MODERATOR NOTE: Please report "bad" email addresses to LostNFound@lyris.
jewishgen.org]

Thanks for any help on this.

Diane Glazer Jacobs
New York
RESEARCHING GLAZER, GLASSER, GALOSSHOFF, BECKER, KLEINMAN, CHEMERINSKY
GREENFIELD, FEINERG >from Kartuz Bereza, Khomsk and Motole in
Grodno Gubernia


Belarus SIG #Belarus Looking for Judith Shaw #belarus

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

Looking for Judith Shaw's e-mail address as her
entry in JGFF for Becker >from Khomsk is longer
valid. [MODERATOR NOTE: Please report "bad" email addresses to LostNFound@lyris.
jewishgen.org]

Thanks for any help on this.

Diane Glazer Jacobs
New York
RESEARCHING GLAZER, GLASSER, GALOSSHOFF, BECKER, KLEINMAN, CHEMERINSKY
GREENFIELD, FEINERG >from Kartuz Bereza, Khomsk and Motole in
Grodno Gubernia


Independent Horodoker Benevolent Aid Association #belarus

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

The name list of this landsmanshaft can be found on
www.jewishgen.org/belarus
It can be clicked on where found on the right side of
the webpage.If you recognize names of relatives on
this list I would appreciate hearing >from you. The
location that I suggest is a conjecture and I
anticipate hearing what family members believe it to
be. If not pinpointing by latitude and longitude I
would be satisfied by one of the following: Belarus,
Poland,Ukraine.
May we limit this to family members only. As in
previous messages the Gorodok-Horodok name can be
found in all eastern European Slavic nations.

Jerome Seligsohn
NYC
SELIGSOHN and ELKIN of Mogilev/Dnepr

MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only


Belarus SIG #Belarus Independent Horodoker Benevolent Aid Association #belarus

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

The name list of this landsmanshaft can be found on
www.jewishgen.org/belarus
It can be clicked on where found on the right side of
the webpage.If you recognize names of relatives on
this list I would appreciate hearing >from you. The
location that I suggest is a conjecture and I
anticipate hearing what family members believe it to
be. If not pinpointing by latitude and longitude I
would be satisfied by one of the following: Belarus,
Poland,Ukraine.
May we limit this to family members only. As in
previous messages the Gorodok-Horodok name can be
found in all eastern European Slavic nations.

Jerome Seligsohn
NYC
SELIGSOHN and ELKIN of Mogilev/Dnepr

MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only


Pennsylvania Vital Records Fee increases #belarus

Michelle Leo <shell-leo@...>
 

Effective January 1, 2004, Pennsylvania will increase the fees for Birth
Certificates >from $4.00 to $10.00 and for Death Certificates >from $3.00 to
$9.00. All requests postmarked by December 31, 2003 will be honored at the
old fee amount, for those of us who have procrastinated ordering records.
See details on ordering at
www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&q=202275.

Wishing everyone a happy new year.

Michelle Leo
Pittsburgh, PA

Searching: ROLNIK (Pinsk, Belarus & USA), GOLDSMITH (Ukraine & NY), KAPLAN
(Odessa, Ukraine & NY), Needleman (Narovlya, Belarus & USA), and RAIDER
(REDER) -Belarus, Ukraine and USA.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Pennsylvania Vital Records Fee increases #belarus

Michelle Leo <shell-leo@...>
 

Effective January 1, 2004, Pennsylvania will increase the fees for Birth
Certificates >from $4.00 to $10.00 and for Death Certificates >from $3.00 to
$9.00. All requests postmarked by December 31, 2003 will be honored at the
old fee amount, for those of us who have procrastinated ordering records.
See details on ordering at
www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&q=202275.

Wishing everyone a happy new year.

Michelle Leo
Pittsburgh, PA

Searching: ROLNIK (Pinsk, Belarus & USA), GOLDSMITH (Ukraine & NY), KAPLAN
(Odessa, Ukraine & NY), Needleman (Narovlya, Belarus & USA), and RAIDER
(REDER) -Belarus, Ukraine and USA.


Dora Wasserman Dies at Age 84 #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

The December 26, 2003 issue of the Forward, carried the obituary of Dora
WASSERMAN, called the Grand Dame of the Yiddish Theater. Born in the
Ukraine, she fled to Kazakhstan at the start of World War 2, and eventually
made her way to Canada in 1950. In Montreal, she formed the Yiddish Drama
Group which evolved into the Yiddish Theatre and was later renamed as the
Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre.

She was responsible as producer and/or director for the presentation of
more than 70 plays since the Yiddish Theatre was founded in 1967. In 1993,
she was the recipient of Canada's highest honor awarded to civilians, the
Order of Canada. Quebec's Order of Quebec was awarded in October 2003. Ms.
Wasserman died of natural causes on December 15, 2003 in Montreal. She is
survived by her children, Bryna Wasserman of Montreal and Ella GEFFEN of
Israel, as well as grand children and great grand children.

David Harris
Silver Spring, MD


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Dora Wasserman Dies at Age 84 #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

The December 26, 2003 issue of the Forward, carried the obituary of Dora
WASSERMAN, called the Grand Dame of the Yiddish Theater. Born in the
Ukraine, she fled to Kazakhstan at the start of World War 2, and eventually
made her way to Canada in 1950. In Montreal, she formed the Yiddish Drama
Group which evolved into the Yiddish Theatre and was later renamed as the
Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre.

She was responsible as producer and/or director for the presentation of
more than 70 plays since the Yiddish Theatre was founded in 1967. In 1993,
she was the recipient of Canada's highest honor awarded to civilians, the
Order of Canada. Quebec's Order of Quebec was awarded in October 2003. Ms.
Wasserman died of natural causes on December 15, 2003 in Montreal. She is
survived by her children, Bryna Wasserman of Montreal and Ella GEFFEN of
Israel, as well as grand children and great grand children.

David Harris
Silver Spring, MD


Jacob BECKER and family #belarus

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

After months of research, I have gone back another generation
to the first cousin of my grandfather David GLAZER or GLASSER
(b. GALOSSHOFF). I have found Jacob BECKER, wife Rachel and
son Frank Becker having emigrated >from Chomsk or Bereza, Russia
in 1897 to NYC , then moving to Toronto, Canada, and then in
1925 emigrating to Miami Beach.

Jacob Becker was a builder and property owner having founded the
Congregation Beth Jacob (the first synagogue in Miami Beach)in 1929
And was the first President.

His father was Boroch Becker and mother Rachel KLEINMAN Becker. Jacob's
Brothers were David Becker of Brooklyn and Miami Beach and Israel and
Isadore Becker of Brooklyn, and sisters Sarah Becker SCHAFER and Hannah
Becker POLDY or Springfield, MA.

Anyone having information or connections to this family, please advise.

Thank you.

Diane Glazer Jacobs
New York


Belarus SIG #Belarus Jacob BECKER and family #belarus

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

After months of research, I have gone back another generation
to the first cousin of my grandfather David GLAZER or GLASSER
(b. GALOSSHOFF). I have found Jacob BECKER, wife Rachel and
son Frank Becker having emigrated >from Chomsk or Bereza, Russia
in 1897 to NYC , then moving to Toronto, Canada, and then in
1925 emigrating to Miami Beach.

Jacob Becker was a builder and property owner having founded the
Congregation Beth Jacob (the first synagogue in Miami Beach)in 1929
And was the first President.

His father was Boroch Becker and mother Rachel KLEINMAN Becker. Jacob's
Brothers were David Becker of Brooklyn and Miami Beach and Israel and
Isadore Becker of Brooklyn, and sisters Sarah Becker SCHAFER and Hannah
Becker POLDY or Springfield, MA.

Anyone having information or connections to this family, please advise.

Thank you.

Diane Glazer Jacobs
New York