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replying to your query, sort of... (North Dakota immigration) #general

Marc Raizman <mraizman@...>
 

Dear Ms. Goldman, I have just finished reading a book entitled
"Rachel Calof's Story." Ms. Calof (nee Rachel Bella Kahn) came to
North Dakota to marry a man she had never met. The book describes
the vicissitudes of life in the prairie for a number of Jews who
were attracted to homesteading in that state. According to the book
at one time at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th
century, as many as 8,000 Jews were homesteaders in North Dakota,
nearly ten percent of the total population of the state then. I
have the book in my hands and I'm having trouble finding the quote
that I think would be of interest to you. Basically, as I recall it,
the statement was that Russian Jews who had settled in farms in
Canada sponsored by the Baron Hirsch Fund of Canada/Jewish
Colonization Agency felt isolated, quit and moved down to North
Dakota where they had heard there were several Jewish homesteading
groups. Among such groups were Painted Wood, Garske, and Devils Lake.
There is something called the Upper Midwest Jewish Historical Society
which is based in Minneapolis. You may want to contact them for any
information of the family you are seeking. You will find their e-mail
address on the Internet. If you can't find it, get back to me and I'll
try to get it for you.
Best, Marc Raizman, Boulder, Colorado.

Name Change and Origin's #general

Simone Millsom <simone@...>
 

My GGrandfather's birth name was Markus but in an old photo I
have he is named Ma'x. I was happy to see the posting which I
have misplaced now mentioning that Markus was sometimes changed
to Max As I was most curious about this.

Also would like to know about my other GGGrandfather was known
by either Sigmund or Zallel, And his wife was known by either
Berta or Beile. I assume Berta is Beile in a different language
and the same with Sigmund or Zallel?

Also my Grandmother's was called Erika but in Australia we know
her by Elsa although I found out recently she was known by 5
different names growing up 2 being nick names Nettie which I know
stands for Elizabeth and the other Pesie. I am still yet to find
out the meaning of Pesie or where it came from. It was also my
GGGrandmother's name and the only name she was known by other than
her surname.

Also I am wondering about the origins of this spelling of Ozyje
which was my GGGrandfather's name. And another name which interests
me is my other GGrandmother's middle name Henczie.

Simone Millsom
Australia

Names I am Researching
GROSSMANN, EHRLICH, ELSNER, GELBARD, MORGENSTERN, LEUCHTNER,
WEINSAFT, PEPIS, HERR, ROSENBAUM

Re: EIDB success - persist #general

Richard Hyman <bikerick@...>
 

After many searches, I too finally achieved success >from the
Ellis Island data base. I was looking for three Zimmerspitz
sisters I knew as Molly, Helen, and Sally. I found them
transcribed as .ali Zimmerjetz, Gusta Cimerspik, and Salamea
Zimersputa. On the manifests they appear to be written as Mali
Zimmerspitz, Gusta (or Giesta; it is difficult to read) Cimerspitz,
and Salamea Zimerspitz. They were >from Chorowice, Austria-Hungary
(now Poland). The transcriptions said they were >from Chorowice,
Chavice, and Ch..., respectively. I read the handwriting on the
manifests as Chorowice, Chorwice, and Chorowice, respectively.
Rick Hyman

Request: photograph of headstones in Iselin, NJ cemetery #general

Alex Bender <alemik@...>
 

I was wondering if anyone would be able to offer their services and
take a photograph of my great-grandparents' headstones in Mount
Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin, NJ. I have the address of the cemetery
and the exact location of their graves. I would of course be willing
to fully reimburse all costs. What I would need is simply a clear
photo in which all words (English and/or Hebrew) are fully legible
and clear.
I put in a request at Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness some
time ago, and never received a response, so any help is greatly
appreciated. Please get in contact with me personally at
alemik@....

Thanks,
Alex

English name for Sheine #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

Another common English name associate with Sheine or
Sheindel is Jennie.

Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA
lazer@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen replying to your query, sort of... (North Dakota immigration) #general

Marc Raizman <mraizman@...>
 

Dear Ms. Goldman, I have just finished reading a book entitled
"Rachel Calof's Story." Ms. Calof (nee Rachel Bella Kahn) came to
North Dakota to marry a man she had never met. The book describes
the vicissitudes of life in the prairie for a number of Jews who
were attracted to homesteading in that state. According to the book
at one time at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th
century, as many as 8,000 Jews were homesteaders in North Dakota,
nearly ten percent of the total population of the state then. I
have the book in my hands and I'm having trouble finding the quote
that I think would be of interest to you. Basically, as I recall it,
the statement was that Russian Jews who had settled in farms in
Canada sponsored by the Baron Hirsch Fund of Canada/Jewish
Colonization Agency felt isolated, quit and moved down to North
Dakota where they had heard there were several Jewish homesteading
groups. Among such groups were Painted Wood, Garske, and Devils Lake.
There is something called the Upper Midwest Jewish Historical Society
which is based in Minneapolis. You may want to contact them for any
information of the family you are seeking. You will find their e-mail
address on the Internet. If you can't find it, get back to me and I'll
try to get it for you.
Best, Marc Raizman, Boulder, Colorado.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name Change and Origin's #general

Simone Millsom <simone@...>
 

My GGrandfather's birth name was Markus but in an old photo I
have he is named Ma'x. I was happy to see the posting which I
have misplaced now mentioning that Markus was sometimes changed
to Max As I was most curious about this.

Also would like to know about my other GGGrandfather was known
by either Sigmund or Zallel, And his wife was known by either
Berta or Beile. I assume Berta is Beile in a different language
and the same with Sigmund or Zallel?

Also my Grandmother's was called Erika but in Australia we know
her by Elsa although I found out recently she was known by 5
different names growing up 2 being nick names Nettie which I know
stands for Elizabeth and the other Pesie. I am still yet to find
out the meaning of Pesie or where it came from. It was also my
GGGrandmother's name and the only name she was known by other than
her surname.

Also I am wondering about the origins of this spelling of Ozyje
which was my GGGrandfather's name. And another name which interests
me is my other GGrandmother's middle name Henczie.

Simone Millsom
Australia

Names I am Researching
GROSSMANN, EHRLICH, ELSNER, GELBARD, MORGENSTERN, LEUCHTNER,
WEINSAFT, PEPIS, HERR, ROSENBAUM

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: EIDB success - persist #general

Richard Hyman <bikerick@...>
 

After many searches, I too finally achieved success >from the
Ellis Island data base. I was looking for three Zimmerspitz
sisters I knew as Molly, Helen, and Sally. I found them
transcribed as .ali Zimmerjetz, Gusta Cimerspik, and Salamea
Zimersputa. On the manifests they appear to be written as Mali
Zimmerspitz, Gusta (or Giesta; it is difficult to read) Cimerspitz,
and Salamea Zimerspitz. They were >from Chorowice, Austria-Hungary
(now Poland). The transcriptions said they were >from Chorowice,
Chavice, and Ch..., respectively. I read the handwriting on the
manifests as Chorowice, Chorwice, and Chorowice, respectively.
Rick Hyman

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Request: photograph of headstones in Iselin, NJ cemetery #general

Alex Bender <alemik@...>
 

I was wondering if anyone would be able to offer their services and
take a photograph of my great-grandparents' headstones in Mount
Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin, NJ. I have the address of the cemetery
and the exact location of their graves. I would of course be willing
to fully reimburse all costs. What I would need is simply a clear
photo in which all words (English and/or Hebrew) are fully legible
and clear.
I put in a request at Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness some
time ago, and never received a response, so any help is greatly
appreciated. Please get in contact with me personally at
alemik@....

Thanks,
Alex

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen English name for Sheine #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

Another common English name associate with Sheine or
Sheindel is Jennie.

Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA
lazer@...

Records for Vilna? #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...> asks the following question;

<<How complete are the revision records in the All-Lithuania database for
Vilna? I understand some have been destroyed but can't find a simple answer to which ones are known to have survived and which ones are in the database.>>


I think the major problem is, there is no simple answer and that is why you are unable to find a simple answer.

The most current list of records stored in the Lithuanian Archives,
as well as those records for Belarus and the Ukraine, can be found on
Miriam Weiner's web site < http://www.rtrfoundation.org >. Printed
lists, once they are printed, cannot be updated. However, Miriam's
lists on her web site can be updated as often as necessary. I highly
recommend the use of http://www.rtrfoundation.org/

It is fairly easy to key in Vilnius and see a list of existing records stored in the Lithuanian archives. You can then go to the Litvak SIG All Lithuania Database (ALD) and try and do a comparison of what is in the Lithuanian Archives and what is in the ALD. Please remember that no list, no matter how current, is perfect.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...
Researching; MARGOLIS - ZUK >from Pusalotas. BERNSTEIN >from Linkuva.
Klavansky >from Pakroujis - all in Lithuania.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: In addition to keying in the name of a city -- in this case Vilnius -- if you also key in the name of the uezd, or district -- Vilnius Uezd -- the Routes to Routes Foundation Archival Database will return additional results with censuses that were taken on a district-wide basis.

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Records for Vilna? #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...> asks the following question;

<<How complete are the revision records in the All-Lithuania database for
Vilna? I understand some have been destroyed but can't find a simple answer to which ones are known to have survived and which ones are in the database.>>


I think the major problem is, there is no simple answer and that is why you are unable to find a simple answer.

The most current list of records stored in the Lithuanian Archives,
as well as those records for Belarus and the Ukraine, can be found on
Miriam Weiner's web site < http://www.rtrfoundation.org >. Printed
lists, once they are printed, cannot be updated. However, Miriam's
lists on her web site can be updated as often as necessary. I highly
recommend the use of http://www.rtrfoundation.org/

It is fairly easy to key in Vilnius and see a list of existing records stored in the Lithuanian archives. You can then go to the Litvak SIG All Lithuania Database (ALD) and try and do a comparison of what is in the Lithuanian Archives and what is in the ALD. Please remember that no list, no matter how current, is perfect.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...
Researching; MARGOLIS - ZUK >from Pusalotas. BERNSTEIN >from Linkuva.
Klavansky >from Pakroujis - all in Lithuania.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: In addition to keying in the name of a city -- in this case Vilnius -- if you also key in the name of the uezd, or district -- Vilnius Uezd -- the Routes to Routes Foundation Archival Database will return additional results with censuses that were taken on a district-wide basis.

Lodz Ghetto Workshop, August 23, Washington, D.C. #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I recently received a notice that there will be a two-week workshop on

research about the Lodz Ghetto at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, August
12-23, 2002, Washington, D.C. Although most of the sessions are only open to
invited participants, there is a scheduled final, public session set for
Friday, August 23.

If anyone would be willing to attend this session and report on it, please
let me know. For more information, contact the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
seflaum@...

JRI Poland #Poland Lodz Ghetto Workshop, August 23, Washington, D.C. #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I recently received a notice that there will be a two-week workshop on

research about the Lodz Ghetto at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, August
12-23, 2002, Washington, D.C. Although most of the sessions are only open to
invited participants, there is a scheduled final, public session set for
Friday, August 23.

If anyone would be willing to attend this session and report on it, please
let me know. For more information, contact the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
seflaum@...

Looking for GRUN Descendants in Paris, France #general

pfutoran@...
 

I am trying to locate the descendants of Andre GRUN. Andre lived
at xx Rue de Tournelles, 75004 Paris, France in December 1986.
I think that he had two children.. Charles and Sylvia. A cousin by
marriage is trying to locate them. She is Muriel Stiller nee
Kniberg,(wife of the late Leonard Stiller) and daughter of Adolph
(Avram) Kniberg and Fannie Lipschitz Kniberg. Thank you for any
assistance you might be able to provide me with
Pat Futoran
Tiburon, Ca

MODERATOR NOTE: Address deleted in accordance with JewishGen's
privacy policy.

Russian translation of postcards VM 1699 #general

Ellie Roden <eroden@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I would appreciate help with translations of two postcards
at VM1699. Go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Please respond privately,
Thank you!
Ellie Roden
Wilmington, VT
eroden@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct link is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1699.html

Trying to find Leonard Aronsohn #general

Raymond Whitzman <whitz@...>
 

I trying to find Leonard Aronsohn. He was researching the
Aronsohn, Michalowitz and Bobinsky family in St. Paul, MN
His email address is now being returned . If anyone knows how
I can contact him please contact me privately,

Raymond Whitzman

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for GRUN Descendants in Paris, France #general

pfutoran@...
 

I am trying to locate the descendants of Andre GRUN. Andre lived
at xx Rue de Tournelles, 75004 Paris, France in December 1986.
I think that he had two children.. Charles and Sylvia. A cousin by
marriage is trying to locate them. She is Muriel Stiller nee
Kniberg,(wife of the late Leonard Stiller) and daughter of Adolph
(Avram) Kniberg and Fannie Lipschitz Kniberg. Thank you for any
assistance you might be able to provide me with
Pat Futoran
Tiburon, Ca

MODERATOR NOTE: Address deleted in accordance with JewishGen's
privacy policy.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian translation of postcards VM 1699 #general

Ellie Roden <eroden@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I would appreciate help with translations of two postcards
at VM1699. Go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Please respond privately,
Thank you!
Ellie Roden
Wilmington, VT
eroden@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct link is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1699.html

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trying to find Leonard Aronsohn #general

Raymond Whitzman <whitz@...>
 

I trying to find Leonard Aronsohn. He was researching the
Aronsohn, Michalowitz and Bobinsky family in St. Paul, MN
His email address is now being returned . If anyone knows how
I can contact him please contact me privately,

Raymond Whitzman