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Tips on research/finding graves at Waldheim in Chicago #general

DMann <dms1425@...>
 

I thought I would pass these along based on experiences over the past few
weeks-

Silverman-Weiss has about 20% of the cemetery. Their sections that I
explored do not seem to be well marked. I have not yet spoken with anyone
in this office, so my comments below are based upon Waldheim's areas.

The staff at the Waldheim office is extremely helpful and very friendly.
They are quite generous with their time, so don't hesitate to call even if
your information is incomplete! They have maps available that mark their
gates and the actual rows of graves are marked fairly well.

They also mentioned to me that they will take photos of the graves for you.
I forgot to ask about the fees involved for this service.

Once you obtain the gate #, row #, lot #, section # and grave #, they will
also give you the names surrounding the grave you requested. Make sure you
take those names with you or give them to the person who is making the trip
to the cemetery. It is very helpful, especially since some of the stones
are disintegrating, toppled over or overgrown with grass and weeds.

The surrounding names are also helpful in pinning down a grave that is
entirely in Hebrew! Unfortunately, I cannot read Hebrew, but I knew I was
photographing the right grave because I had the names of the people buried
on either side and their stones were in English & Hebrew.

If anyone is interested in making a general donation to Waldheim, they will
be happy to apply it to uncared for graves in the section you request.

The contact info for Waldheim Cemetery is 1400 Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, IL 60130-2598. (708) 366-4541. Outside IL (800) 222-4541.
Fax (708) 366-4575. Office hours are M-F 8:30am to 4:00pm Central time.
They are open on Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm Central time April through October.

The contact info for Silverman and Weiss: 1303 S. Des Plaines Road, Forest
Park, IL 60130. (708) 366-0125

There is some interesting information at these websites
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/northamerica/illchgo.html
http://www.graveyards.com/waldheim/

Deborah Mann
Chicago, IL
dms1425@mac.com


Holocaust refugees turned back to Europe from Palestine? #general

Elise Teitelbaum <eliseteitelbaum@...>
 

b's'd
Dear People sh"y,
Can someone clarify the matter I heard of Holocaust refugees arriving in
Palestine, turned back to Europe to be killed?

Thanks to everyone who responded to my previous question about refugees in
barrels. My same writer friend is asking.

Shalom,
Elise Teitelbaum
eliseteitelbaum@hotmail.com


TUNKEL Family Site has been redesigned #general

tunkelr@...
 

Dear Genners,

I would like to let you know that Tunkel Family Site has been
updated and redesigned. I invite you all to visit this renewed
Web site at URL:

http://www.geocities.com/ronatuf

Hope many of you find it interesting and educational, and
even can add some information to the existing family tree.

For those who never heard about me, I am looking for
TUNKEL-TOONKEL-TOUNKEL family members worldwide.
I already have the information about 12 branches, mostly
originated 200 years ago >from Eastern Europe. For the branch
I belong to the ancestors were tracked down to 1750.
Around 100-150 years ago we are began to spread around the
World and shortly came to China, Japan, Australia,
South-Africa, Brazil, Palestine, Canada and USA.

Again, the purpose of this letter is to invite you all to
visit my Updated Family Web site.
If you are in any way related to TUNKEL family, please feel
free to send me a request for a personal user id and a password.

Please note that our site is in continuous state of reconstruction
and improvement. Thank you all for your interest and participation.

Sincerely,
Dr. Roman Tunkel,
Arlington, MA
ronatuf@yahoo.com
http://www.geocities.com/ronatuf

Searching for
TUNKEL / TOONKEL / TYHKE/\b (Russian)
and
TSERUCHKIN (around 1850 Glussk/Bobruisk)
NEMERZEL' (around 1880, Glussk/Bobruisk)
ERENBURG (around 1890, Bobruisk/Rogachev)
VOLKOV (around 1900, Bobruisk/Rogachev)
RABKIN (around 1900, Bobruisk/Rogachev)


Smiltene, Latvia #general

Barry Mandell <baymats@...>
 

My understanding is that Smiltene was totally destroyed and removed from
the maps by the Nazis. Yet I am finding current information about it
GOOGLE. Can anyone answer to this?

Barry Mandell


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tips on research/finding graves at Waldheim in Chicago #general

DMann <dms1425@...>
 

I thought I would pass these along based on experiences over the past few
weeks-

Silverman-Weiss has about 20% of the cemetery. Their sections that I
explored do not seem to be well marked. I have not yet spoken with anyone
in this office, so my comments below are based upon Waldheim's areas.

The staff at the Waldheim office is extremely helpful and very friendly.
They are quite generous with their time, so don't hesitate to call even if
your information is incomplete! They have maps available that mark their
gates and the actual rows of graves are marked fairly well.

They also mentioned to me that they will take photos of the graves for you.
I forgot to ask about the fees involved for this service.

Once you obtain the gate #, row #, lot #, section # and grave #, they will
also give you the names surrounding the grave you requested. Make sure you
take those names with you or give them to the person who is making the trip
to the cemetery. It is very helpful, especially since some of the stones
are disintegrating, toppled over or overgrown with grass and weeds.

The surrounding names are also helpful in pinning down a grave that is
entirely in Hebrew! Unfortunately, I cannot read Hebrew, but I knew I was
photographing the right grave because I had the names of the people buried
on either side and their stones were in English & Hebrew.

If anyone is interested in making a general donation to Waldheim, they will
be happy to apply it to uncared for graves in the section you request.

The contact info for Waldheim Cemetery is 1400 Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, IL 60130-2598. (708) 366-4541. Outside IL (800) 222-4541.
Fax (708) 366-4575. Office hours are M-F 8:30am to 4:00pm Central time.
They are open on Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm Central time April through October.

The contact info for Silverman and Weiss: 1303 S. Des Plaines Road, Forest
Park, IL 60130. (708) 366-0125

There is some interesting information at these websites
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/northamerica/illchgo.html
http://www.graveyards.com/waldheim/

Deborah Mann
Chicago, IL
dms1425@mac.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust refugees turned back to Europe from Palestine? #general

Elise Teitelbaum <eliseteitelbaum@...>
 

b's'd
Dear People sh"y,
Can someone clarify the matter I heard of Holocaust refugees arriving in
Palestine, turned back to Europe to be killed?

Thanks to everyone who responded to my previous question about refugees in
barrels. My same writer friend is asking.

Shalom,
Elise Teitelbaum
eliseteitelbaum@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen TUNKEL Family Site has been redesigned #general

tunkelr@...
 

Dear Genners,

I would like to let you know that Tunkel Family Site has been
updated and redesigned. I invite you all to visit this renewed
Web site at URL:

http://www.geocities.com/ronatuf

Hope many of you find it interesting and educational, and
even can add some information to the existing family tree.

For those who never heard about me, I am looking for
TUNKEL-TOONKEL-TOUNKEL family members worldwide.
I already have the information about 12 branches, mostly
originated 200 years ago >from Eastern Europe. For the branch
I belong to the ancestors were tracked down to 1750.
Around 100-150 years ago we are began to spread around the
World and shortly came to China, Japan, Australia,
South-Africa, Brazil, Palestine, Canada and USA.

Again, the purpose of this letter is to invite you all to
visit my Updated Family Web site.
If you are in any way related to TUNKEL family, please feel
free to send me a request for a personal user id and a password.

Please note that our site is in continuous state of reconstruction
and improvement. Thank you all for your interest and participation.

Sincerely,
Dr. Roman Tunkel,
Arlington, MA
ronatuf@yahoo.com
http://www.geocities.com/ronatuf

Searching for
TUNKEL / TOONKEL / TYHKE/\b (Russian)
and
TSERUCHKIN (around 1850 Glussk/Bobruisk)
NEMERZEL' (around 1880, Glussk/Bobruisk)
ERENBURG (around 1890, Bobruisk/Rogachev)
VOLKOV (around 1900, Bobruisk/Rogachev)
RABKIN (around 1900, Bobruisk/Rogachev)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Smiltene, Latvia #general

Barry Mandell <baymats@...>
 

My understanding is that Smiltene was totally destroyed and removed from
the maps by the Nazis. Yet I am finding current information about it
GOOGLE. Can anyone answer to this?

Barry Mandell


Translation request #general

Mike Lucks <miklu521@...>
 

I would appreciate English translations of two tombstones posted on Viewmate at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/source/vm1610.html

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/source/vm1611.html

Please reply privately.

Thank you,

Mike Lucks


Washington Heights #general

Vivian Kahn
 

West 188th was a neighborhood of choice not only for German Jewish
immigrants but also for Hungarians. My father, his mother, and
several sisters lived at a few doors away at 612 W. 188th Street
after arriving >from Michalovce, Czech. (formerly Nagymihaly, Hungary)
early in 1921. My grandmother's brother lived at 616 W. 184th. Both
families lived at several different locations in this part of upper
Manhattan during the 1920's and early 1930's. The story I heard was
that my grandmother moved whenever her apartment needed to be painted.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA

At 12:00 AM -0500 7/15/02, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:

Subject: Washington Heights, Adolph Ullman Aid Society
From: Renee Steinig <rsteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us>
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 00:41:16 -0400 (EDT)
X-Message-Number: 4

On July 12, Naomi Fatouros <NFatouros@aol.com> wrote...

<< About this [Adolph Ullman Aid] Society... I wildly speculate that it
may have been formed during the turbulent 1930's to assist German Jews to
flee and help them settle in the US, probably in the Bronx.>>

Very wildly! :-) Several of my relatives are buried in the Adolph Ullman
plot at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, New York. They were originally
from Eastern Galicia and settled in Brooklyn. The organization was
founded in 1898. In 1918, its president was Jacob Kafka, born in Hungary.

<< ... the apartment my mother found for her parents was the Wadsworth
Towers at 658 West 188th Street which, I gather, was in the *Frankfurt on
Hudson* neighborhood>>

Natalie's message seemed to suggest that Washington Heights, a.k.a.
Frankfurt on the Hudson, is in the Bronx. In fact, this neighborhood is in
Manhattan, north of Harlem and south of Inwood. I was born and raised
there.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation request #general

Mike Lucks <miklu521@...>
 

I would appreciate English translations of two tombstones posted on Viewmate at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/source/vm1610.html

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/source/vm1611.html

Please reply privately.

Thank you,

Mike Lucks


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Washington Heights #general

Vivian Kahn
 

West 188th was a neighborhood of choice not only for German Jewish
immigrants but also for Hungarians. My father, his mother, and
several sisters lived at a few doors away at 612 W. 188th Street
after arriving >from Michalovce, Czech. (formerly Nagymihaly, Hungary)
early in 1921. My grandmother's brother lived at 616 W. 184th. Both
families lived at several different locations in this part of upper
Manhattan during the 1920's and early 1930's. The story I heard was
that my grandmother moved whenever her apartment needed to be painted.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA

At 12:00 AM -0500 7/15/02, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:

Subject: Washington Heights, Adolph Ullman Aid Society
From: Renee Steinig <rsteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us>
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 00:41:16 -0400 (EDT)
X-Message-Number: 4

On July 12, Naomi Fatouros <NFatouros@aol.com> wrote...

<< About this [Adolph Ullman Aid] Society... I wildly speculate that it
may have been formed during the turbulent 1930's to assist German Jews to
flee and help them settle in the US, probably in the Bronx.>>

Very wildly! :-) Several of my relatives are buried in the Adolph Ullman
plot at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, New York. They were originally
from Eastern Galicia and settled in Brooklyn. The organization was
founded in 1898. In 1918, its president was Jacob Kafka, born in Hungary.

<< ... the apartment my mother found for her parents was the Wadsworth
Towers at 658 West 188th Street which, I gather, was in the *Frankfurt on
Hudson* neighborhood>>

Natalie's message seemed to suggest that Washington Heights, a.k.a.
Frankfurt on the Hudson, is in the Bronx. In fact, this neighborhood is in
Manhattan, north of Harlem and south of Inwood. I was born and raised
there.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Re: Need help to contact potential relative in Israel #rabbinic

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Rav-Siggers,

I want to thank the many members of this group who offered to help
me contact some possible relatives in Israel. You are a wonderful
group and you exemplify what we are all here for -- to share
information and help each other find our families.

I have just spoken at length with the family in Nachalat Har Chabad
and I believe they are indeed probable relatives. This is very
exciting and the start of yet another project to dig up more
information to make a definite connection!

Many, many thanks to everyone who offered to help.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Rav-SIG Coordinator
Houston, Texas


R' Meir EISENSTADT (1670-1744) Haskama #rabbinic

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

This is information as transmitted by my cousin in Israel. I repost
it here to share with other EISENSTADT researchers.

--
koosh@att.net
Bernard Kouchel

Here are the names I found in R' Meir EISENSTADT's book:

1. Title page (acknowledgement):
a. R' Laib, son of R' Anshel (or Anshil) Margaliot Yaffe
(or Yoffe).
b. R' Shim'on, son of R' Aharon >from Sulzbach.
c. Printer - Zalman, son of R' Aharon in Sulzbach.

2. Forward ("Hakdama")
The author mentions "...my uncle the ShaKh..." [R' Shabtai
b. Meir haKohen]

3. Last page, (probably the printer's or assistant's names)
a. Chaim, son of Efraim Gompricht of Desa? "at the present
in Sulzbach".
b. Yosef, son of Abraham Shtechir? of Ferara "at the present
in Sulzbach".

As you can see, the only family member is the ShaKh. There are other
names mentioned but all of them are people whose responsa's are
mentioned in the book, and not family. [DE 5Sep97]


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Need help to contact potential relative in Israel #rabbinic

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Rav-Siggers,

I want to thank the many members of this group who offered to help
me contact some possible relatives in Israel. You are a wonderful
group and you exemplify what we are all here for -- to share
information and help each other find our families.

I have just spoken at length with the family in Nachalat Har Chabad
and I believe they are indeed probable relatives. This is very
exciting and the start of yet another project to dig up more
information to make a definite connection!

Many, many thanks to everyone who offered to help.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Rav-SIG Coordinator
Houston, Texas


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Meir EISENSTADT (1670-1744) Haskama #rabbinic

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

This is information as transmitted by my cousin in Israel. I repost
it here to share with other EISENSTADT researchers.

--
koosh@att.net
Bernard Kouchel

Here are the names I found in R' Meir EISENSTADT's book:

1. Title page (acknowledgement):
a. R' Laib, son of R' Anshel (or Anshil) Margaliot Yaffe
(or Yoffe).
b. R' Shim'on, son of R' Aharon >from Sulzbach.
c. Printer - Zalman, son of R' Aharon in Sulzbach.

2. Forward ("Hakdama")
The author mentions "...my uncle the ShaKh..." [R' Shabtai
b. Meir haKohen]

3. Last page, (probably the printer's or assistant's names)
a. Chaim, son of Efraim Gompricht of Desa? "at the present
in Sulzbach".
b. Yosef, son of Abraham Shtechir? of Ferara "at the present
in Sulzbach".

As you can see, the only family member is the ShaKh. There are other
names mentioned but all of them are people whose responsa's are
mentioned in the book, and not family. [DE 5Sep97]


Re: ViewMate 1602 Can you identify: Garments Define the Person #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Yeruchem & Fraida Cohen" <yeruchem@bestweb.net> wrote:
Can you tell by looking at the head covering of my great grandmother or
the
hat that my great grandfather is wearing what type of chassidus or yeshiva
they may have been connected with? My gm came >from Pultusk, Poland.

A photo of them can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/source/vm1602.html

Thanks.

Fraida Cohen
Fraida,

Your ggfather is wearing what is known in Russian as "furazhka", or semi
military type of hat.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: ViewMate 1602 Can you identify: Garments Define the Person #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Yeruchem & Fraida Cohen" <yeruchem@bestweb.net> wrote:
Can you tell by looking at the head covering of my great grandmother or
the
hat that my great grandfather is wearing what type of chassidus or yeshiva
they may have been connected with? My gm came >from Pultusk, Poland.

A photo of them can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/source/vm1602.html

Thanks.

Fraida Cohen
Fraida,

Your ggfather is wearing what is known in Russian as "furazhka", or semi
military type of hat.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Kolbiel, Poland - Vital records now available #general

Jacob D. Goldstein <jake@...>
 

Announcing: Vital records for Kolbiel, Poland

Kolbiel was a bustling shtetl. Since it was only 24 miles ESE of
Warszawa, its inhabitants could go to the largest Jewish metropolis in
Europe, do some business, and return home the same day. On your way
there, you could stop at Otwock, Jozefow, and of course Praga. If
instead of Warszawa you went west, you could be in Gora Kalwaria in
only a couple of hours (12 miles); and if you went north, you could
be in Minsk Mazowiecki even sooner.

There were many smaller shtetls in the area, and the Jews of these
towns and villages were officially part of the Kolbiel Jewish
Community. Kolbiel was the place to register births, deaths and
marriages.

All vital records registered at Kolbiel for the period 1855-1892 not
filmed by the LDS have now been indexed by Jewish Records Indexing-
Poland as part of the Siedlce Archives Project.

There are more than 2000 births, 500 marriages, and 900 deaths.
More than 800 different surnames have been extracted >from the
Kolbiel indices. If you would like to know whether the surnames
you are researching appear in the Kolbiel index, please send me an
e-mailto:< jake@computer.org >. Upon return, I will e-mail you the
list of surnames.

Jake Goldstein - Boston, Massachusetts
Kolbiel Town Leader,
JRI-Poland, SIEDLCE PSA Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kolbiel, Poland - Vital records now available #general

Jacob D. Goldstein <jake@...>
 

Announcing: Vital records for Kolbiel, Poland

Kolbiel was a bustling shtetl. Since it was only 24 miles ESE of
Warszawa, its inhabitants could go to the largest Jewish metropolis in
Europe, do some business, and return home the same day. On your way
there, you could stop at Otwock, Jozefow, and of course Praga. If
instead of Warszawa you went west, you could be in Gora Kalwaria in
only a couple of hours (12 miles); and if you went north, you could
be in Minsk Mazowiecki even sooner.

There were many smaller shtetls in the area, and the Jews of these
towns and villages were officially part of the Kolbiel Jewish
Community. Kolbiel was the place to register births, deaths and
marriages.

All vital records registered at Kolbiel for the period 1855-1892 not
filmed by the LDS have now been indexed by Jewish Records Indexing-
Poland as part of the Siedlce Archives Project.

There are more than 2000 births, 500 marriages, and 900 deaths.
More than 800 different surnames have been extracted >from the
Kolbiel indices. If you would like to know whether the surnames
you are researching appear in the Kolbiel index, please send me an
e-mailto:< jake@computer.org >. Upon return, I will e-mail you the
list of surnames.

Jake Goldstein - Boston, Massachusetts
Kolbiel Town Leader,
JRI-Poland, SIEDLCE PSA Project