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KATZ in Israel from Zurawno in Galicia #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Hi Genners:

A first cousin once-removed and I were swapping family stories and she told
me several that I had not heard and doubt that I will ever be able to track
down for lack of details. I am relating them here as a long shot. Maybe
they will ring a note of familiarity with someone out there.

Our family is the KATZ family of Zurawno (near Stryy), Galicia. My gggf was
Arthur KATZ. He and his wife Rose had at least 4 sons: Leo (d. 1919), Max,
Benny and Jacob (d. 1917-19). I am descended >from Jacob, through his son,
Shimon (immigrated in 1907 - known in the US as Samuel KATZ), a bookbinder
and candy store owner in Yorkville (Manhattan). Jacob was reported to have
been a wine and liquor salesman. Benny KATZ is the only one of that
generation to come to the US. He lived around Houston Street in NY, had a
bad leg that caused him to limp. He had a beautiful handwriting. He was
still living in the 1930's, as my father, Sidney Melvin (known as "Mel",
b. 1923) remembers him vividly.

Story #1:
My cousin's mother, Regina KATZ GOLDSTEIN (b. 1900 in Zurawno, daughter of
Jacob) told her that one of our relatives went to Palestine and there he
established a large pharmacy (or drug store) in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. The
family in the US kept in touch with him at least into the 1940's.

Story #2:
My ggf Jacob KATZ, often traveled into Romania (pre-WWI) >from Zurawno to
sell wine and liquor. While there, he stayed with relatives. Have no clue
who - perhaps's >from his mother, Rose's family. We do not know her maiden
name or anything about her family.

Story #3:
Leo KATZ was married to Reisa. They lived in Zurawno and had 7 children:
Bessie, Esther, Arthur, William, Samuel, Irving (1898-1997), and Anna (b.
1900). Bessie, Irving and Anna came to the US on the Olympic in 1920. Also
on that same ship was his aunt, my ggm Leia KATZ (b. 1877) and her
daughter, Yetta (1902-1975). Irving and his first cousin, Yetta, were
married in NYC. Irving was reported to have been in the Austrian army in
WWI. Looking for any documentation of this service and also anything about
Irvings' brothers and sisters. Anna married Barney LIEBERMAN and lived in
the Bronx. Bessie married ? SCHATZMAN, lived in the Detroit area and had a
daughter named Yetta. No information about any other siblings. The story
was that someone went to South America, but not sure who or where.

Hoping that something here will strike a note with another genner.

Regards,
Marlene Bishow
KULPE, SOMMERS: Lithuania, Whales, Birmingham AL, Baltimore, MD
HANTMAN/JARTMAN: Smilovichi, Sverhen', Belarus, Norwich, CT, NYC
KATZ: Zhuravno (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
DEUTSCHER & NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
YARMISH, PETT, GOLDSTEIN: I'vya & Wolpa, Belarus, Newtown,CT, NYC
BISHOW: Russia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Fw: Proquest NY times database #general

Joan Parker <housemom@...>
 

What a great idea, but what is the web site address?

Joan Parker
Miami, FL
Searching: GOLDBERG and GOODSTEIN-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS and WINOGRAD-Brest, Litovok maybe Odessa, Ukraine, and Brooklyn,
NY; GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk and Bronx, NY

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hilary Henkin" <hilary@proppersource.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: < jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org >
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: Proquest NY times database


You can contact Proquest directly, via their website. I called them
when the NY Times database was initially released, and they were able to
tell me that no facility in the entire state of Georgia had subscribed at
that time.

Not the answer I'd hoped for, but it certainly simplified my phone
search of local libraries !

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia


NYC Municipal Archives - cost, turn-around time, new films #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Ira Leviton <iraleviton@yahoo.com> wrote...

<< Death certificates for Brooklyn (and all of N.Y.C.) for 1948 and before
are obtained via the New York City Municipal Archives (31 Chambers
Street)... It takes the Archives less than 6 months... The archives also
charges $15 for a certified copy, which is the only type of copy that can
be made.. >>

The Municipal Archives charges $10, not $15, for a copy, and that fee
drops to $5 when the requester provides a certificate number. Unless my
recent experience was a fluke, turn-around time for mail orders has
improved: Before leaving town on Dec. 31, I mailed the Municipal Archives
a request for a marriage certificate; when I returned on Jan. 6, the
document was in my mailbox! Perhaps this speedy response reflects the
influence of the new Commissioner of DORIS (Department of Records and
Information Services), Brian G. Andersson (correct spelling), who is
himself a genealogist. My request included the certificate number,
obtained >from the NYC marriage indexes housed at my local (Plainview, NY)
Family History Center. (For those with access to NYC vital records
indexes, doing your own lookup saves $5 a record and allows for a more
thorough search of alternate spellings than Archives staff can provide.)

For more information on Municipal Archives records, see Warren Blatt's
JewishGen InfoFile, "New York City Birth, Marriage and Death Records"
< http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/nycv-lds.html >, or the Archives
own website < http://www.nyc.gov/html/doris/home.html >.

In addition to the marriage records listed, the Municipal Archives now
has microfilmed City Clerk marriage indexes for the years 1908 to 1951.
For details, see the Dec. 22, 2002 issue of "Nu? What's Nu?" at
< http://www.avotaynu.com/nu9.htm#v03n25 >.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KATZ in Israel from Zurawno in Galicia #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Hi Genners:

A first cousin once-removed and I were swapping family stories and she told
me several that I had not heard and doubt that I will ever be able to track
down for lack of details. I am relating them here as a long shot. Maybe
they will ring a note of familiarity with someone out there.

Our family is the KATZ family of Zurawno (near Stryy), Galicia. My gggf was
Arthur KATZ. He and his wife Rose had at least 4 sons: Leo (d. 1919), Max,
Benny and Jacob (d. 1917-19). I am descended >from Jacob, through his son,
Shimon (immigrated in 1907 - known in the US as Samuel KATZ), a bookbinder
and candy store owner in Yorkville (Manhattan). Jacob was reported to have
been a wine and liquor salesman. Benny KATZ is the only one of that
generation to come to the US. He lived around Houston Street in NY, had a
bad leg that caused him to limp. He had a beautiful handwriting. He was
still living in the 1930's, as my father, Sidney Melvin (known as "Mel",
b. 1923) remembers him vividly.

Story #1:
My cousin's mother, Regina KATZ GOLDSTEIN (b. 1900 in Zurawno, daughter of
Jacob) told her that one of our relatives went to Palestine and there he
established a large pharmacy (or drug store) in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. The
family in the US kept in touch with him at least into the 1940's.

Story #2:
My ggf Jacob KATZ, often traveled into Romania (pre-WWI) >from Zurawno to
sell wine and liquor. While there, he stayed with relatives. Have no clue
who - perhaps's >from his mother, Rose's family. We do not know her maiden
name or anything about her family.

Story #3:
Leo KATZ was married to Reisa. They lived in Zurawno and had 7 children:
Bessie, Esther, Arthur, William, Samuel, Irving (1898-1997), and Anna (b.
1900). Bessie, Irving and Anna came to the US on the Olympic in 1920. Also
on that same ship was his aunt, my ggm Leia KATZ (b. 1877) and her
daughter, Yetta (1902-1975). Irving and his first cousin, Yetta, were
married in NYC. Irving was reported to have been in the Austrian army in
WWI. Looking for any documentation of this service and also anything about
Irvings' brothers and sisters. Anna married Barney LIEBERMAN and lived in
the Bronx. Bessie married ? SCHATZMAN, lived in the Detroit area and had a
daughter named Yetta. No information about any other siblings. The story
was that someone went to South America, but not sure who or where.

Hoping that something here will strike a note with another genner.

Regards,
Marlene Bishow
KULPE, SOMMERS: Lithuania, Whales, Birmingham AL, Baltimore, MD
HANTMAN/JARTMAN: Smilovichi, Sverhen', Belarus, Norwich, CT, NYC
KATZ: Zhuravno (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
DEUTSCHER & NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
YARMISH, PETT, GOLDSTEIN: I'vya & Wolpa, Belarus, Newtown,CT, NYC
BISHOW: Russia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fw: Proquest NY times database #general

Joan Parker <housemom@...>
 

What a great idea, but what is the web site address?

Joan Parker
Miami, FL
Searching: GOLDBERG and GOODSTEIN-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS and WINOGRAD-Brest, Litovok maybe Odessa, Ukraine, and Brooklyn,
NY; GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk and Bronx, NY

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hilary Henkin" <hilary@proppersource.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: < jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org >
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: Proquest NY times database


You can contact Proquest directly, via their website. I called them
when the NY Times database was initially released, and they were able to
tell me that no facility in the entire state of Georgia had subscribed at
that time.

Not the answer I'd hoped for, but it certainly simplified my phone
search of local libraries !

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Municipal Archives - cost, turn-around time, new films #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Ira Leviton <iraleviton@yahoo.com> wrote...

<< Death certificates for Brooklyn (and all of N.Y.C.) for 1948 and before
are obtained via the New York City Municipal Archives (31 Chambers
Street)... It takes the Archives less than 6 months... The archives also
charges $15 for a certified copy, which is the only type of copy that can
be made.. >>

The Municipal Archives charges $10, not $15, for a copy, and that fee
drops to $5 when the requester provides a certificate number. Unless my
recent experience was a fluke, turn-around time for mail orders has
improved: Before leaving town on Dec. 31, I mailed the Municipal Archives
a request for a marriage certificate; when I returned on Jan. 6, the
document was in my mailbox! Perhaps this speedy response reflects the
influence of the new Commissioner of DORIS (Department of Records and
Information Services), Brian G. Andersson (correct spelling), who is
himself a genealogist. My request included the certificate number,
obtained >from the NYC marriage indexes housed at my local (Plainview, NY)
Family History Center. (For those with access to NYC vital records
indexes, doing your own lookup saves $5 a record and allows for a more
thorough search of alternate spellings than Archives staff can provide.)

For more information on Municipal Archives records, see Warren Blatt's
JewishGen InfoFile, "New York City Birth, Marriage and Death Records"
< http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/nycv-lds.html >, or the Archives
own website < http://www.nyc.gov/html/doris/home.html >.

In addition to the marriage records listed, the Municipal Archives now
has microfilmed City Clerk marriage indexes for the years 1908 to 1951.
For details, see the Dec. 22, 2002 issue of "Nu? What's Nu?" at
< http://www.avotaynu.com/nu9.htm#v03n25 >.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Re: 1880 census wards: Brooklyn buff please help? #general

Dick Plotz
 

In 1880, the cities of New York and Brooklyn were two completely separate
cities. The area that is now downtown Brooklyn became a city in 1838, but
annexed the surrounding towns in Kings County, such as Flatbush and
Gravesend, piecemeal over the next several decades, encompassing the
entire county only in 1894. Then, in 1898, the five boroughs of what is
now New York City joined to form the city of "greater New York". So the
Rachel in Brooklyn in 1880 was not in New York City at all, regardless of
the ward numbers.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA
(a native of Brooklyn)

Jane Peppler wrote:

The principal mentioned that by 1938, records for Rachel's school (P.S.
#1) were being held at P.S. #5.

So I went to my cds of the 1880 census and found only one of the right
age. She was at:

**New York City, wards 1-5 (ED 6, sheet 43-ED 30, sheet 30)**

Then I found one four years too young in Brooklyn in:
**City of Brooklyn, wards 2-4 (ED 12, sheet 43- ED 26, sheet 27)**

My question: in 1880, WHERE in New York City were wards 1-5? Were they
near enough to Brooklyn that that could possibly be the Rachel I seek?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1880 census wards: Brooklyn buff please help? #general

Dick Plotz
 

In 1880, the cities of New York and Brooklyn were two completely separate
cities. The area that is now downtown Brooklyn became a city in 1838, but
annexed the surrounding towns in Kings County, such as Flatbush and
Gravesend, piecemeal over the next several decades, encompassing the
entire county only in 1894. Then, in 1898, the five boroughs of what is
now New York City joined to form the city of "greater New York". So the
Rachel in Brooklyn in 1880 was not in New York City at all, regardless of
the ward numbers.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA
(a native of Brooklyn)

Jane Peppler wrote:

The principal mentioned that by 1938, records for Rachel's school (P.S.
#1) were being held at P.S. #5.

So I went to my cds of the 1880 census and found only one of the right
age. She was at:

**New York City, wards 1-5 (ED 6, sheet 43-ED 30, sheet 30)**

Then I found one four years too young in Brooklyn in:
**City of Brooklyn, wards 2-4 (ED 12, sheet 43- ED 26, sheet 27)**

My question: in 1880, WHERE in New York City were wards 1-5? Were they
near enough to Brooklyn that that could possibly be the Rachel I seek?


Re: Orange, Sullivan, Ulster County NY Obituaries - Yahoo #general

Michael McTeer <desrx@...>
 

As this is a Yahoo group, I presume that 'membership' is required. If so be
advised of Yahoo's privacy statement - they track users after leaving their
sites. It is also used in their 'html' email. Supposedly users can 'opt-
out' of such tracking:

http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy/us/pixels/details.html

Michael McTeer
mcteer@mailandnews.com
(archival purposes)

----- Original Message -----
From: "froggy" <painpals@warwick.net>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 4:53 AM
Subject: Orange, Sullivan, Ulster County NY Obituaries

Just wanted to remind all of you who might be looking for obituaries in
the Orange, Sullivan, Ulster County NY area to feel free to check out my
daily mailing list
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OSU-NY_Obits .


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Orange, Sullivan, Ulster County NY Obituaries - Yahoo #general

Michael McTeer <desrx@...>
 

As this is a Yahoo group, I presume that 'membership' is required. If so be
advised of Yahoo's privacy statement - they track users after leaving their
sites. It is also used in their 'html' email. Supposedly users can 'opt-
out' of such tracking:

http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy/us/pixels/details.html

Michael McTeer
mcteer@mailandnews.com
(archival purposes)

----- Original Message -----
From: "froggy" <painpals@warwick.net>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 4:53 AM
Subject: Orange, Sullivan, Ulster County NY Obituaries

Just wanted to remind all of you who might be looking for obituaries in
the Orange, Sullivan, Ulster County NY area to feel free to check out my
daily mailing list
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OSU-NY_Obits .


Autheniticty of documents #romania

Cyril Gryfe <a_cgryfe@...>
 

A few days ago someone raised the question of authenticating reports
from his researcher in Romania.
I want to answer the inquirer privately but have discarded his email and address.


Romania SIG #Romania Autheniticty of documents #romania

Cyril Gryfe <a_cgryfe@...>
 

A few days ago someone raised the question of authenticating reports
from his researcher in Romania.
I want to answer the inquirer privately but have discarded his email and address.


MARK family #unitedkingdom

adamandlopa@...
 

My great-grandmother's sister Agnes (Genessa) GARB
married Moses MARK. Both came >from Lithuania and
settled in South Africa.

One of their sons was Nathan MARK who married Lola.
They had 3 sons Herbert MARK, Charles MARK (who
married Phyllis Symons) and Cecil MARK.

Another son of Moses and Agnes was Abe MARK who
married a miss NARUNSKY. Their children included
Ored(?)a Mark who married Jack Fine and Regina Mark.

This is almost all I know of these people. If anyone
can put me in contact with any of them or their
descendants OR even can tell me anything about any of
them please contact me, Adam Yamey, London, UK

<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>

NOTES >from MODERATOR ON DUTY:
1. Please reply privately if your reply contains any information
about any individuals who are, or could be, living.
2. Would all those posting messages please make it clear how
their message relates to the Jewish Communities of the United Kingdom
(ie which persons resided in the UK and during which period)
Thank You


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom MARK family #unitedkingdom

adamandlopa@...
 

My great-grandmother's sister Agnes (Genessa) GARB
married Moses MARK. Both came >from Lithuania and
settled in South Africa.

One of their sons was Nathan MARK who married Lola.
They had 3 sons Herbert MARK, Charles MARK (who
married Phyllis Symons) and Cecil MARK.

Another son of Moses and Agnes was Abe MARK who
married a miss NARUNSKY. Their children included
Ored(?)a Mark who married Jack Fine and Regina Mark.

This is almost all I know of these people. If anyone
can put me in contact with any of them or their
descendants OR even can tell me anything about any of
them please contact me, Adam Yamey, London, UK

<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>

NOTES >from MODERATOR ON DUTY:
1. Please reply privately if your reply contains any information
about any individuals who are, or could be, living.
2. Would all those posting messages please make it clear how
their message relates to the Jewish Communities of the United Kingdom
(ie which persons resided in the UK and during which period)
Thank You


Info on Rainham and Edmonton cemeteries ? #unitedkingdom

JNB <jnblank@...>
 

I have just received information on the burial sites of two of the
siblings of my maternal grandfather, David MIRMOVITSCH. According to
this info:

1) his twin-sister, Mary BELINKIN (d.1968), together with her husband,
Jacob BELINKIN (d.1961), are buried in the Rainham cemetery in Essex;

2) his half-brother Hymie LITWIN (d.1926) is buried in the Edmonton
cemetery in London.

I would much appreciate information on these two cemeteries, and how
best to contact them.

Please answer privately.


Joel Blankett
Jerusalem, Israel

NOTE >from MODERATOR ON DUTY:
General information about these two cemeteries may be posted to this list.
If you have any specific information on the families mentioned,
or can assist with this request in some other way,
then please reply privately to the sender.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Info on Rainham and Edmonton cemeteries ? #unitedkingdom

JNB <jnblank@...>
 

I have just received information on the burial sites of two of the
siblings of my maternal grandfather, David MIRMOVITSCH. According to
this info:

1) his twin-sister, Mary BELINKIN (d.1968), together with her husband,
Jacob BELINKIN (d.1961), are buried in the Rainham cemetery in Essex;

2) his half-brother Hymie LITWIN (d.1926) is buried in the Edmonton
cemetery in London.

I would much appreciate information on these two cemeteries, and how
best to contact them.

Please answer privately.


Joel Blankett
Jerusalem, Israel

NOTE >from MODERATOR ON DUTY:
General information about these two cemeteries may be posted to this list.
If you have any specific information on the families mentioned,
or can assist with this request in some other way,
then please reply privately to the sender.


Petition and Declaration of Naturalization for Abraham Grossman #ukraine

Svedres@...
 

Fellow Researchers,
Sometime in August, I wrote to the City Archives of Philadelphia in an
attempt to find naturalization papers for my grandfather, Abraham Grossman
( or Grosman or Gross). Last month I received papers for an Abraham
Grossman, a paperhanger who was born in Mogilev, Russia, on May 5, 1878, and
emigrated >from Liverpool, England on the vessel Umborg (?). His address at
the signing of the Declaration, May 1, 1911, was 1724 E. Passyunk Ave.,
Philadelphia.

Unfortunately, this is not my grandfather because he was a butcher and the
physical description on the affadavit does not match my grandfather's.
However, I hope one of you will find that it is your grandfather. Let me
know if it is and I will forward the documents to you.

Shelly Vedres
Svedres@aol.com
Marina Del Rey, Calif.
Researching GROSSMAN, GROSMAN, GROSS, WEINSTEIN, AGRONSKY


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Petition and Declaration of Naturalization for Abraham Grossman #ukraine

Svedres@...
 

Fellow Researchers,
Sometime in August, I wrote to the City Archives of Philadelphia in an
attempt to find naturalization papers for my grandfather, Abraham Grossman
( or Grosman or Gross). Last month I received papers for an Abraham
Grossman, a paperhanger who was born in Mogilev, Russia, on May 5, 1878, and
emigrated >from Liverpool, England on the vessel Umborg (?). His address at
the signing of the Declaration, May 1, 1911, was 1724 E. Passyunk Ave.,
Philadelphia.

Unfortunately, this is not my grandfather because he was a butcher and the
physical description on the affadavit does not match my grandfather's.
However, I hope one of you will find that it is your grandfather. Let me
know if it is and I will forward the documents to you.

Shelly Vedres
Svedres@aol.com
Marina Del Rey, Calif.
Researching GROSSMAN, GROSMAN, GROSS, WEINSTEIN, AGRONSKY


Repeat posting - Search for information on WOLFSOHN, BASCH, DONN/PRICE families #unitedkingdom

Bathsheba Froyse
 

With apologies to those who have already received this
message. I was informed by the list moderator that I
made the mistake of not posting in plain text, so I am
posting again for the list members who did not receive
the original posting, or just received the header.


I have been researching family history information
over the past 4 or so years, mostly >from the Internet.
Maybe this list can help me find additional
information.

Once I visited Sheffield City Archives and found
records relating to my great-great grandfather, Samuel
WOLFSOHN whom I claim was the first ever Jewish
professional police officer in England, 1861-1863. He
was married in Sheffield in June 1861. Moved to
Manchester in 1870 and opened a fishmongery business.

Samuel WOLFSOHN married into the BASCH family. A
well-established Sheffield family. Jacob BASCH
(brother-in-law?) was born in England in 1832.

I am also researching information about my paternal
great-grandfather, Solomon Price. He was born in
Russia in 1840. He is listed in the 1881 Census as
living in Leeds and his occupation is artisan and
designer. Anyone know what this means?

His wife, Esther DONN (also known as PRICE-DONN) was
born in Russia in 1839. The 1901 Census lists her as
the owner of a bookstore in Leeds.

There was also Isidore DONN. A portrait painter who
had studios in St.John's Wood, London in the 1890's.
He exhibited at Manchester Art Gallery in 1893.

Regards,

Shimon Frais
Remote Beit Shemesh
Land of Israel


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Repeat posting - Search for information on WOLFSOHN, BASCH, DONN/PRICE families #unitedkingdom

Bathsheba Froyse
 

With apologies to those who have already received this
message. I was informed by the list moderator that I
made the mistake of not posting in plain text, so I am
posting again for the list members who did not receive
the original posting, or just received the header.


I have been researching family history information
over the past 4 or so years, mostly >from the Internet.
Maybe this list can help me find additional
information.

Once I visited Sheffield City Archives and found
records relating to my great-great grandfather, Samuel
WOLFSOHN whom I claim was the first ever Jewish
professional police officer in England, 1861-1863. He
was married in Sheffield in June 1861. Moved to
Manchester in 1870 and opened a fishmongery business.

Samuel WOLFSOHN married into the BASCH family. A
well-established Sheffield family. Jacob BASCH
(brother-in-law?) was born in England in 1832.

I am also researching information about my paternal
great-grandfather, Solomon Price. He was born in
Russia in 1840. He is listed in the 1881 Census as
living in Leeds and his occupation is artisan and
designer. Anyone know what this means?

His wife, Esther DONN (also known as PRICE-DONN) was
born in Russia in 1839. The 1901 Census lists her as
the owner of a bookstore in Leeds.

There was also Isidore DONN. A portrait painter who
had studios in St.John's Wood, London in the 1890's.
He exhibited at Manchester Art Gallery in 1893.

Regards,

Shimon Frais
Remote Beit Shemesh
Land of Israel