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Sephardim in Ashkenazic teritory #ukraine

rosinskyb
 

Hi all.
The late Paul Jacobi, believed that my family Kalafa/Kalafer, >from the town
of Pomerzany, descended >from the Kalafory/Kalahora family. This family was
very prominent in Krakow where they served as doctors after arriving from
Spain through Italy. Other known figures in this family were rabbis, like
Yisrael Shmuel Kalahora and Yitzchak Darshan of Posen.
I've personally seen graves in the Krakow old cemetery of family members.

Bernard Rosinsky


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Sephardim in Ashkenazic teritory #ukraine

rosinskyb
 

Hi all.
The late Paul Jacobi, believed that my family Kalafa/Kalafer, >from the town
of Pomerzany, descended >from the Kalafory/Kalahora family. This family was
very prominent in Krakow where they served as doctors after arriving from
Spain through Italy. Other known figures in this family were rabbis, like
Yisrael Shmuel Kalahora and Yitzchak Darshan of Posen.
I've personally seen graves in the Krakow old cemetery of family members.

Bernard Rosinsky


Wiladricks of Berdichev, Zhytomyr, Ukraine #ukraine

jgen <kyg1rzbe33d7fh001@...>
 

Hello all,

I finally managed to decipher the name of the brother-in-law listed on the
1901 manifest of the gentleman I believe to be my grandfather, Samuel
FRENKEL/FRANKLIN. The name on the manifest is Sam WILADROK. Now I have
identified a pair of families in the census of 1920 living in Brooklyn,
NY. Their surnames are spelled WILADRICK and WILEDRICK respectively and
one of them has origins in "Berdiche," which I'm sure you will all
recognize as BERDICHEV in southern Zhytomyr oblast. The question is, does
anyone know of this family >from BERDICHEV? Sam WILADRICK would have been
married to a woman with the maiden name FRENKEL and she would have had a
brother Shmuel/Samuel FRENKEL and a sister-in-law Lifshe/Lillian
Rivka/Rebecca SCHAFF FRENKEL/FRANKLIN.

Regards,

Steve FRANKLIN
Baltimore
http://www.bcpl.net/~franklin/Franklin/5.htm
FRENKEL, WOLF, SCHAFF/SHEVCHINSKY, JABOSKY--UKRAINE
CHENACH/HENOKH/BLOOM/LEVINE, COOPER/KUPER--LITHUANIA

Moderator's Note: Just a reminder -- SURNAME's in caps and Town names in Upper/lower case.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Wiladricks of Berdichev, Zhytomyr, Ukraine #ukraine

jgen <kyg1rzbe33d7fh001@...>
 

Hello all,

I finally managed to decipher the name of the brother-in-law listed on the
1901 manifest of the gentleman I believe to be my grandfather, Samuel
FRENKEL/FRANKLIN. The name on the manifest is Sam WILADROK. Now I have
identified a pair of families in the census of 1920 living in Brooklyn,
NY. Their surnames are spelled WILADRICK and WILEDRICK respectively and
one of them has origins in "Berdiche," which I'm sure you will all
recognize as BERDICHEV in southern Zhytomyr oblast. The question is, does
anyone know of this family >from BERDICHEV? Sam WILADRICK would have been
married to a woman with the maiden name FRENKEL and she would have had a
brother Shmuel/Samuel FRENKEL and a sister-in-law Lifshe/Lillian
Rivka/Rebecca SCHAFF FRENKEL/FRANKLIN.

Regards,

Steve FRANKLIN
Baltimore
http://www.bcpl.net/~franklin/Franklin/5.htm
FRENKEL, WOLF, SCHAFF/SHEVCHINSKY, JABOSKY--UKRAINE
CHENACH/HENOKH/BLOOM/LEVINE, COOPER/KUPER--LITHUANIA

Moderator's Note: Just a reminder -- SURNAME's in caps and Town names in Upper/lower case.


Gaon Samuel HALBERSTATT #rabbinic

Alain Marter <a.marter@...>
 

Do you have any information about the Gaon Samuel HALBERSTATT, who came
from Praha with Jews of Bohemia and was named by the French King Louis XV
Rabbin of Basse-Alsace in 1747?

Thanks for your answers

Alain Marter
Chambery, France


Where is Krechenev ? #romania

Arik Solomon <Arik@...>
 

Fellow SIGers,

I'm looking for a Krechenev. This town should be somewhere in the
greater Hungary borders.
I know that there is a Rebbe in Bnei-Brak, Israel that came >from this
town (he's quite famous).
A search in the 1913 gazeteer yields nothing.

Any help will be appreciated

Arik Solomon
Petah Tikva
Israel
ariksolo@zahav.net.il

Researching:
SOLOMON (SALAMON,SALOMON), >from TURT (TURCZ)
NEUFELD, >from VAMA (VAMFALU)
GRUN, >from SATU MARE (SZATMAR)
FEIG, >from RUSCOVA (VISOOROSZI)

MODERATOR NOTE: Don't forget to check JewishGen's ShtetlSeeker
(www.jewishgen.org/shtetlseeker)


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Gaon Samuel HALBERSTATT #rabbinic

Alain Marter <a.marter@...>
 

Do you have any information about the Gaon Samuel HALBERSTATT, who came
from Praha with Jews of Bohemia and was named by the French King Louis XV
Rabbin of Basse-Alsace in 1747?

Thanks for your answers

Alain Marter
Chambery, France


Romania SIG #Romania Where is Krechenev ? #romania

Arik Solomon <Arik@...>
 

Fellow SIGers,

I'm looking for a Krechenev. This town should be somewhere in the
greater Hungary borders.
I know that there is a Rebbe in Bnei-Brak, Israel that came >from this
town (he's quite famous).
A search in the 1913 gazeteer yields nothing.

Any help will be appreciated

Arik Solomon
Petah Tikva
Israel
ariksolo@zahav.net.il

Researching:
SOLOMON (SALAMON,SALOMON), >from TURT (TURCZ)
NEUFELD, >from VAMA (VAMFALU)
GRUN, >from SATU MARE (SZATMAR)
FEIG, >from RUSCOVA (VISOOROSZI)

MODERATOR NOTE: Don't forget to check JewishGen's ShtetlSeeker
(www.jewishgen.org/shtetlseeker)


Rav Wolf of Bar #rabbinic

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>
 

Does anyone have information on Reb Wolf of Bar (Podolia, Ukraine).
He died in about the year 5507 [1747], and he was the rabbi of the
tzadik Rabbi David Leikes z'tz'l, and the father-in-law of the
tzadik Rabbi Mordechai of Chernobyl z'tz'l, and a friend of the
tzadik Rabbi Shmeril of Vorchivka z'tz'l.

Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL
mailto:arnoldbd@mindspring.com


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rav Wolf of Bar #rabbinic

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>
 

Does anyone have information on Reb Wolf of Bar (Podolia, Ukraine).
He died in about the year 5507 [1747], and he was the rabbi of the
tzadik Rabbi David Leikes z'tz'l, and the father-in-law of the
tzadik Rabbi Mordechai of Chernobyl z'tz'l, and a friend of the
tzadik Rabbi Shmeril of Vorchivka z'tz'l.

Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL
mailto:arnoldbd@mindspring.com


Variations of the Wolfus surname #latinamerica

Gabriela K <gabriela_k25@...>
 

Dear all,

It was originally believed that my Grandmother >from Wielkie Ozcy, Poland
name was Rachel Wolfus. However, discovery of different documents and
photos, has shown us varying surnames.

The following are all possibilities,
WOLFUS - Australian Naturalisation Certificate
WOLLFUSS- photo
WOLFUSSOWNA- photo
BOLFUS- Ketcher BOLFUS - Her Father, farmer and Emily BOLFUS, Mother.
Marriage certificate

If anyone has any information on any of these names/surnames it would be
greatly appreciated if you could send it to me at gabriela_k25@hotmail.com

Thank you

Gabriela Khoury


Latin America #LatinAmerica Variations of the Wolfus surname #latinamerica

Gabriela K <gabriela_k25@...>
 

Dear all,

It was originally believed that my Grandmother >from Wielkie Ozcy, Poland
name was Rachel Wolfus. However, discovery of different documents and
photos, has shown us varying surnames.

The following are all possibilities,
WOLFUS - Australian Naturalisation Certificate
WOLLFUSS- photo
WOLFUSSOWNA- photo
BOLFUS- Ketcher BOLFUS - Her Father, farmer and Emily BOLFUS, Mother.
Marriage certificate

If anyone has any information on any of these names/surnames it would be
greatly appreciated if you could send it to me at gabriela_k25@hotmail.com

Thank you

Gabriela Khoury


Re: R' Joseph BIEL #rabbinic

Leslie Reich <lreich@...>
 

On 02.09.17, Vivian Zelvin <vivian.zelvin@verizon.net> wrote:

> My friend's father had long been told that his great great
> grandfather, Joseph BIEL, was the Chief Rabbi in Jerusalem in the
> early or mid 1800s. His granddaughter was Etta BODANSTEIN WEINBERG
> who died in 1888. Has anyone heard of this Rabbi? His name may
> have been Yoseph, and the name BIEL may have had a different
> spelling. My friend's father is in his 80s, and it would mean much
> to him to have the story verified.

This is not a common name and I think a few details have suffered in
the passing of time.

The mother of the famous 18th Century scholar, Rabbi Chaim Yosef
Dovid Azulai (known as the Chida) was called Sarah. Sarah's father
(an Ashkenazi) was Rabbi Yosef BIALER (the Chida took his name) [son
of Pesach], who came to Jerusalem in 1701 as one a group who
accompanied the mystic Rabbi Yehuda Hachasid.

This is a lot earlier than the date given by the enquirer, but I
cannot find anyone else of that name in the reference works.

Sources: (all Hebrew)

1) Chachmei Yerushlaim by Frumkin (Vol. 3, p.111)
2) Biography of the Chida by Meir Benayahu, published in Jerusalem in
1959 (several mentions including family tree)

The above Benayahu (a son of the Sephardi Chief Rabbi Nissim) states
that further details on the life of the R' BIALER were published by
him in 1951 in a quarterly called Rivion - Vol. 3, page 116.
Apparently he corresponded with the famous Rabbi David Oppenheim in
Prague.

I do not possess this last source.

Chag Someach to all

Leslie Reich, Manchester


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: R' Joseph BIEL #rabbinic

Leslie Reich <lreich@...>
 

On 02.09.17, Vivian Zelvin <vivian.zelvin@verizon.net> wrote:

> My friend's father had long been told that his great great
> grandfather, Joseph BIEL, was the Chief Rabbi in Jerusalem in the
> early or mid 1800s. His granddaughter was Etta BODANSTEIN WEINBERG
> who died in 1888. Has anyone heard of this Rabbi? His name may
> have been Yoseph, and the name BIEL may have had a different
> spelling. My friend's father is in his 80s, and it would mean much
> to him to have the story verified.

This is not a common name and I think a few details have suffered in
the passing of time.

The mother of the famous 18th Century scholar, Rabbi Chaim Yosef
Dovid Azulai (known as the Chida) was called Sarah. Sarah's father
(an Ashkenazi) was Rabbi Yosef BIALER (the Chida took his name) [son
of Pesach], who came to Jerusalem in 1701 as one a group who
accompanied the mystic Rabbi Yehuda Hachasid.

This is a lot earlier than the date given by the enquirer, but I
cannot find anyone else of that name in the reference works.

Sources: (all Hebrew)

1) Chachmei Yerushlaim by Frumkin (Vol. 3, p.111)
2) Biography of the Chida by Meir Benayahu, published in Jerusalem in
1959 (several mentions including family tree)

The above Benayahu (a son of the Sephardi Chief Rabbi Nissim) states
that further details on the life of the R' BIALER were published by
him in 1951 in a quarterly called Rivion - Vol. 3, page 116.
Apparently he corresponded with the famous Rabbi David Oppenheim in
Prague.

I do not possess this last source.

Chag Someach to all

Leslie Reich, Manchester


Re: R' Bernard GINZBURG #rabbinic

MBernet@...
 

On 02.09.18, Berenice Mcarthur <berenice.mcarthur@pixie.co.za> writes:

My mother & grandmother (Beatrice LIEBERMAN) arrived in South Africa
sometime after WW2 >from Nottingham England [...] My great
grandfather, Bernard GINZBURG, was a rabbi >from Riga, Latvia. [...]
Rabbi Bernard and Sarah immigrated to Cape Town, South Africa in the
late 1800s [...]
Welcome!

I suggest you repost your question on Jewishgen
<jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org >

and a UK list
< jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org >

Also, http://www.jewishgen.org will give you many opportunities to
speed up your research. At JGFF, for instance, you can hook up with
others researching the same names, the same towns, even the same
countries. You can also find groups and listservers dealing with
specific areas, e.g. South Africa and Latvia. Look through the
JewishGen archives for information on just about everything you might
need--cemeteries, organizations, synagogues, newspapers, civil
records, Jewish records...

Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@aol.com>

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina);
BERNET, BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG,
WOLF(F), (Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg
ca 1760); FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in
Ermreuth or Floss; GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN
(Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: R' Bernard GINZBURG #rabbinic

MBernet@...
 

On 02.09.18, Berenice Mcarthur <berenice.mcarthur@pixie.co.za> writes:

My mother & grandmother (Beatrice LIEBERMAN) arrived in South Africa
sometime after WW2 >from Nottingham England [...] My great
grandfather, Bernard GINZBURG, was a rabbi >from Riga, Latvia. [...]
Rabbi Bernard and Sarah immigrated to Cape Town, South Africa in the
late 1800s [...]
Welcome!

I suggest you repost your question on Jewishgen
<jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org >

and a UK list
< jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org >

Also, http://www.jewishgen.org will give you many opportunities to
speed up your research. At JGFF, for instance, you can hook up with
others researching the same names, the same towns, even the same
countries. You can also find groups and listservers dealing with
specific areas, e.g. South Africa and Latvia. Look through the
JewishGen archives for information on just about everything you might
need--cemeteries, organizations, synagogues, newspapers, civil
records, Jewish records...

Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@aol.com>

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina);
BERNET, BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG,
WOLF(F), (Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg
ca 1760); FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in
Ermreuth or Floss; GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN
(Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


Re: 1930 Census Confusion-KESSELMAN #general

m leonards <m_leonards@...>
 

<<#2. The sister of the above KESSELMAN had twins on March 1, 1930 and I
have the listing >from the NY birth index to substantiate the date. They
are not listed in the census taken on April 5th.>>

Although the 1930 census was taken in April, it was supposed to reflect
matters as of January 1, 1930. Thus babies born that year should not be
on the census. And, people who'd died often are!

Monica Leonards
Glenside, PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1930 Census Confusion-KESSELMAN #general

m leonards <m_leonards@...>
 

<<#2. The sister of the above KESSELMAN had twins on March 1, 1930 and I
have the listing >from the NY birth index to substantiate the date. They
are not listed in the census taken on April 5th.>>

Although the 1930 census was taken in April, it was supposed to reflect
matters as of January 1, 1930. Thus babies born that year should not be
on the census. And, people who'd died often are!

Monica Leonards
Glenside, PA


Re: JRI Poland Records #general

Piotr Kaczmarzyk <piotr@...>
 

On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, Caryl Simon-Katler wrote:

I'm wondering about the Akt numbers on the JRI-Poland records. Is
there any connection between the number of the Akt and the dates of the
records included in it? For example, I found two listings for some
possible family members, both in Akt 27. One record is 1862, which is
plausible, but the other is 1882, which is not. The 1862 date, however,
would fit nicely. Is it likely that Akt 27 would contain entries >from a
twenty-year time period? Or is it more likely that the 1882 is a
mistranscription? Any thoughts would be welcome.
I talked to AGAD last week about ordering some documents - they told me
that 'signature' ('sygnatura') is a volume number and 'akt' is document
number inside a specific volume. So there can be a connection between
signature number and date, but not between akt numbers >from different
signatures and date.

Regards,

Piotr

--
Looking for: ROSENSTRAUCH (Lviv, Tarnopol, Zbaraz)
ZARKOWER (Tarnopol, Zbaraz)
DRIX / DRIKS / DRUKS (Lviv)
BRIZEN (Haifa)


Locating Holocaust Survivors #general

Yitty <yitty@...>
 

Dear Sir or Madam,

Could you help me locate the following person?

Abram ZAKLIKOWSKI
He was born Oct. 15, 1920 in Wloclawek, Poland to his father Leibel and
mother Cyrla, born ABRAMOWICZ.
Abram was living before the war in Wloclawek, but after liberation he moved
to Lodz. In 1948 his address was 11 Listopada Street 7/19. At that time he
was single and worked as a tailor. According to his registration card he
survived the war in Russia.

This gentleman was my grandmother's nephew and the only survivor of our
family in Poland. If you could assist in finding him (if he is still alive)
or his family, assuming he married, I would be very grateful.

Thank you for your efforts.

Sincerely,

Daniel Okolica


P.S. If you are able to supply any information about the OKOLICA family in
Poland prior to World War 2 I would also be grateful. The family lived in
Plotzk, Poland.
Spring Valley, NY