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Re: Sages of Galacia #general

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

Yes, he is alive. I received a note >from him about two weeks ago.

Israel Pickholtz

There is the Encyclopedia of Galician Sages
by Rabbi Wunder. I don't know if the author's
still alive, but he was living in Israel about 10
years ago.


EHRMANN family of Bonfeld Germany #general

andrew.barrettbettcher@...
 

Hello, I am researching my EHRMANN family in Bonfeld, Wurttemberg Germany.
As far as I know, they are not Jewish. However, I found a surname index at
my university library that says that the name Ehrmann is Jewish. I have
traced them back to Johann Albrecht Ehrmann, born about 1690 location
unknown, died 1 Jan 1762 in Bonfeld. He married a Maria Elis. Streib and
their children were baptized in the Lutheran Church in Bonfeld. I have
found that there were many Jewish settlements in this part of Germany and
am wondering if it is remotely possible that he was a convert to
Lutheranism?? Am I off track?

please reply to barrett_bettcher@...


Andrew Barrett-Bettcher
Apple Valley, MN


WEIN #general

Rena and Alan Steinfeld <poohtoes@...>
 

Rubin Pinkas WEIN married Perl Golda ? Their child Chana WEIN, born
circa 1880. Looking for relatives.

Alan Steinfeld
Scarsdale, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Sages of Galacia #general

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

Yes, he is alive. I received a note >from him about two weeks ago.

Israel Pickholtz

There is the Encyclopedia of Galician Sages
by Rabbi Wunder. I don't know if the author's
still alive, but he was living in Israel about 10
years ago.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EHRMANN family of Bonfeld Germany #general

andrew.barrettbettcher@...
 

Hello, I am researching my EHRMANN family in Bonfeld, Wurttemberg Germany.
As far as I know, they are not Jewish. However, I found a surname index at
my university library that says that the name Ehrmann is Jewish. I have
traced them back to Johann Albrecht Ehrmann, born about 1690 location
unknown, died 1 Jan 1762 in Bonfeld. He married a Maria Elis. Streib and
their children were baptized in the Lutheran Church in Bonfeld. I have
found that there were many Jewish settlements in this part of Germany and
am wondering if it is remotely possible that he was a convert to
Lutheranism?? Am I off track?

please reply to barrett_bettcher@...


Andrew Barrett-Bettcher
Apple Valley, MN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WEIN #general

Rena and Alan Steinfeld <poohtoes@...>
 

Rubin Pinkas WEIN married Perl Golda ? Their child Chana WEIN, born
circa 1880. Looking for relatives.

Alan Steinfeld
Scarsdale, NY


Landsmanschaft organization query #general

Mpcamitta@...
 

Dear Genners,
I found two cousins listed in the 1960-1975 Chasnich-Bieshenkowitz Society
Membership Dues Lists. I had always thought that the family was >from
Minsk gubernia. Family members say the same. This society is >from
Vitebsk. I had thought that these societies were for people coming >from
the same shtetl, or at least gubernia. Does anyone of you have any likely
explanations?
Thank you in advance,
Miriam Camitta
Wynnewood, PA


1930 address in New York City..probably Brooklyn #general

Gary Gluck <gagluck@...>
 

Are there any available resources...either online or offline..that would
allow me to discover a 1930 address for an ancestor. I have no other
information about this person other than they lived in NYC.

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and
the InfoFiles have many suggestions for this and other "where do I
start" questions. Read especially the information about the LDS
Family History Centers, where volunteers can help you find what you
need among a great variety of resources.

FAQ: <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html>
InfoFiles: <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Landsmanschaft organization query #general

Mpcamitta@...
 

Dear Genners,
I found two cousins listed in the 1960-1975 Chasnich-Bieshenkowitz Society
Membership Dues Lists. I had always thought that the family was >from
Minsk gubernia. Family members say the same. This society is >from
Vitebsk. I had thought that these societies were for people coming >from
the same shtetl, or at least gubernia. Does anyone of you have any likely
explanations?
Thank you in advance,
Miriam Camitta
Wynnewood, PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1930 address in New York City..probably Brooklyn #general

Gary Gluck <gagluck@...>
 

Are there any available resources...either online or offline..that would
allow me to discover a 1930 address for an ancestor. I have no other
information about this person other than they lived in NYC.

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and
the InfoFiles have many suggestions for this and other "where do I
start" questions. Read especially the information about the LDS
Family History Centers, where volunteers can help you find what you
need among a great variety of resources.

FAQ: <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html>
InfoFiles: <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/>


New Constantine, Ukraine #general

Mel Sofian <msofian@...>
 

My search for my late wife's maternal family (SPITALNY) has so far been
eminently unsuccessful. However, I have found a note among her papers
that said that their town translated into "New Constantine" supposedly
in the (now) Ukraine.

Her grandfather, Hyman SPITALNY, came to the U.S. on a ship >from an
Italian port (Bari?, Trieste?). To what ports in the U.S. would ships
from those ports go?
This would be in 1890's or early 1900's.
(I have found no trace of him on the EIDB)

His wife, Leah SPITALNY, nee WEINBERG, and daughter Jennie, followed
later. The rest of the family, including my to-be mother-in-law
Charlotte were born in the U.S. The family settled in New Jersey.

Town and port information is suitable for the general discussion group.
Any family information (if available), please send privately.

Mel Sofian
Studio City, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Constantine, Ukraine #general

Mel Sofian <msofian@...>
 

My search for my late wife's maternal family (SPITALNY) has so far been
eminently unsuccessful. However, I have found a note among her papers
that said that their town translated into "New Constantine" supposedly
in the (now) Ukraine.

Her grandfather, Hyman SPITALNY, came to the U.S. on a ship >from an
Italian port (Bari?, Trieste?). To what ports in the U.S. would ships
from those ports go?
This would be in 1890's or early 1900's.
(I have found no trace of him on the EIDB)

His wife, Leah SPITALNY, nee WEINBERG, and daughter Jennie, followed
later. The rest of the family, including my to-be mother-in-law
Charlotte were born in the U.S. The family settled in New Jersey.

Town and port information is suitable for the general discussion group.
Any family information (if available), please send privately.

Mel Sofian
Studio City, CA


Trepman, Trejbman, et al. #poland

marciak <marciak@...>
 

I have been following this discussion of surnames/Soundex/pronunciation with great interest. A year ago, I wrote a little tale about how my gfather Pritikin (and his 4 brothers) magically became Pitkin somewhere between Ekaterinoslav and Ellis Island. In Russia, they wouldn't have had much trouble with Pritikin, I should think...and the story always was that the name got changed at Ellis Island.
I received four or five replies >from genners, informing me I didn't know what I was talking about. No names, they said, ever got changed at Ellis Island. A Jewish urban myth, they insisted. The inspectors never heard a name incorrectly because they only looked at the passport/papers!
And yet I keep hearing stories about names being changed, at or near Ellis Island, some changes subtle and some, not so. I imagine it's possible that an inspector trying to read Cyrillic might resort to asking the new immigrant for his/her name, no? (And in the early years of the 20th C, Polish was also written in the Cyrillic alphabet.)
And if the inspectors got the names >from the ship's manifest, even worse. I don't suppose much attention was paid to details if you were going steerage and one name was as good as another. It's probable that many many mistakes were made.
On a tangent, I have tried in vain to find my gmother, father, and aunt in the EIDB. A young woman and 2 little kids, nowhere to be found, and I don't even have to use Soundex as the name is straightforward: Kamien. I've tried all the various techniques--that I know of--to find them, to no avail. Yet I know they got here. They were counted in the NYC 1910 census and I have that paper. My father was born in 1903 and came over at the age of 4, which makes 1907, doesn't it? Does anyone have an idea for me, where I might find their arrival? My gmother talked about Rotterdam, so that must have been their port of embarkation.
Thanks in advance.
Marcia Kamien

RESEARCHING: (in Ostrow Mazowiecka, Lomza Gubernia) KAMIEN, DYBER, BOROWICZ, ZYBERT/SIEBERT
(in Lubotyn or Kossowo, Lomza Gubernia) DYBER, BOROWICZ


JRI Poland #Poland Trepman, Trejbman, et al. #poland

marciak <marciak@...>
 

I have been following this discussion of surnames/Soundex/pronunciation with great interest. A year ago, I wrote a little tale about how my gfather Pritikin (and his 4 brothers) magically became Pitkin somewhere between Ekaterinoslav and Ellis Island. In Russia, they wouldn't have had much trouble with Pritikin, I should think...and the story always was that the name got changed at Ellis Island.
I received four or five replies >from genners, informing me I didn't know what I was talking about. No names, they said, ever got changed at Ellis Island. A Jewish urban myth, they insisted. The inspectors never heard a name incorrectly because they only looked at the passport/papers!
And yet I keep hearing stories about names being changed, at or near Ellis Island, some changes subtle and some, not so. I imagine it's possible that an inspector trying to read Cyrillic might resort to asking the new immigrant for his/her name, no? (And in the early years of the 20th C, Polish was also written in the Cyrillic alphabet.)
And if the inspectors got the names >from the ship's manifest, even worse. I don't suppose much attention was paid to details if you were going steerage and one name was as good as another. It's probable that many many mistakes were made.
On a tangent, I have tried in vain to find my gmother, father, and aunt in the EIDB. A young woman and 2 little kids, nowhere to be found, and I don't even have to use Soundex as the name is straightforward: Kamien. I've tried all the various techniques--that I know of--to find them, to no avail. Yet I know they got here. They were counted in the NYC 1910 census and I have that paper. My father was born in 1903 and came over at the age of 4, which makes 1907, doesn't it? Does anyone have an idea for me, where I might find their arrival? My gmother talked about Rotterdam, so that must have been their port of embarkation.
Thanks in advance.
Marcia Kamien

RESEARCHING: (in Ostrow Mazowiecka, Lomza Gubernia) KAMIEN, DYBER, BOROWICZ, ZYBERT/SIEBERT
(in Lubotyn or Kossowo, Lomza Gubernia) DYBER, BOROWICZ


JUDELOWITZ et al YUDELOWITZ et al #latvia

Stanley Judd <stanleyjudd@...>
 

I have extracted all Judelowitz and related spellings >from the EIDB. My
list now includes spellings with an 'e' in place of the 'o', 'v' in place of
the 'w' and 'wicz' and other forms of the suffix. I have three groups of
data:
Judelowitz, Judelovitz, Judelowicz and other Judelo...
Judelewitz, Judelevitz, Judelewicz and other Judele...
Judela..., Judelw... and miscellaneous spellings
The third group includes many probable names which were spelled wrong on the
manifest or misread >from the manifest. I have not included the surnames
Judel or Judelsohn etc. My files do not include copies of any manifest or

of ship passenger records.

I have processed Yudelowitz in similar fashion.

I have organized the results in date-of-arrival order and grouped probable
families together. I have also noted if there were no other possibly
related names starting with the same letters on the same ship. I am posting
this list with the following objectives:
To make the data available to other Jud... researchers
To obtain any Jud... data you may have >from any other source
if you have not previously shared it with me. I will search
my general files and send you any related data I find.

Stanley H. Judd Los Altos Hills, CA
Searching JUDELOWITZ/YUDELOWITZ, BRILLIANT, JANKOWSKY, ROTCHILD, BAER
Locations northern Lithuania and Latvia


Latvia SIG #Latvia JUDELOWITZ et al YUDELOWITZ et al #latvia

Stanley Judd <stanleyjudd@...>
 

I have extracted all Judelowitz and related spellings >from the EIDB. My
list now includes spellings with an 'e' in place of the 'o', 'v' in place of
the 'w' and 'wicz' and other forms of the suffix. I have three groups of
data:
Judelowitz, Judelovitz, Judelowicz and other Judelo...
Judelewitz, Judelevitz, Judelewicz and other Judele...
Judela..., Judelw... and miscellaneous spellings
The third group includes many probable names which were spelled wrong on the
manifest or misread >from the manifest. I have not included the surnames
Judel or Judelsohn etc. My files do not include copies of any manifest or

of ship passenger records.

I have processed Yudelowitz in similar fashion.

I have organized the results in date-of-arrival order and grouped probable
families together. I have also noted if there were no other possibly
related names starting with the same letters on the same ship. I am posting
this list with the following objectives:
To make the data available to other Jud... researchers
To obtain any Jud... data you may have >from any other source
if you have not previously shared it with me. I will search
my general files and send you any related data I find.

Stanley H. Judd Los Altos Hills, CA
Searching JUDELOWITZ/YUDELOWITZ, BRILLIANT, JANKOWSKY, ROTCHILD, BAER
Locations northern Lithuania and Latvia


Contribution(s) to JewishGen #general

MNewman714@...
 

JGS Pittsburgh, one of the smaller JGS groups, managed to send a $100
contribution to JewishGen. We feel strongly that those who count on the
services of JewishGen must help support it. Obviously, we shouldn't "bite
the hand that feeds us."

Julian Falk, President
Marilyn Newman, VP Programming


Morse Ellis Island Site Gone!! #general

Joel Weintraub <jweintraub@...>
 

Since I get JewishGen on Digest, I don't know if others have posted on this
topic.

Dr. Stephen Morse has closed his Ellis Island One Step Search Website. My
understanding is that the Ellis Island Foundation felt the One Step site
violated their own Website's usage rules. The legal threat was serious
enough for him to close this very important tool.

Dr. Joel Weintraub, Dana Point, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Contribution(s) to JewishGen #general

MNewman714@...
 

JGS Pittsburgh, one of the smaller JGS groups, managed to send a $100
contribution to JewishGen. We feel strongly that those who count on the
services of JewishGen must help support it. Obviously, we shouldn't "bite
the hand that feeds us."

Julian Falk, President
Marilyn Newman, VP Programming


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Morse Ellis Island Site Gone!! #general

Joel Weintraub <jweintraub@...>
 

Since I get JewishGen on Digest, I don't know if others have posted on this
topic.

Dr. Stephen Morse has closed his Ellis Island One Step Search Website. My
understanding is that the Ellis Island Foundation felt the One Step site
violated their own Website's usage rules. The legal threat was serious
enough for him to close this very important tool.

Dr. Joel Weintraub, Dana Point, CA