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Quebec Landin #general

Mervyn Lakin <mervl@...>
 

My father, Samuel Leikach(became Lakin at the border), landed in Quebec
City in 1921 and took the train to Detroit on his was to Marcellus,
Michigan. When I became a US Citizen in 1963, having been born in Canada,
the Immigration official who gave me my oral exam and happened to be
Jewish, asked me my roots. He sent downstairs and retrieved my father's
original papers when he applied for citizenship to the US.

Mervyn Lakin MD
mervl@home.com
mervl@attglobal.net


Holocaust era Insurance Accounts. #general

Phyllis Blumenfeld <plblum@...>
 

I just received a booklet which lists 3500 names for the above unclaimed
accounts. I cannot do a lookup for anyone, but it came >from the World
Jewish Congress and for further details either call 1-800-957-3203
or write to International Commission...POBox 1163..Wall St. Station..
New York, NY 10268 or go online to www.icheic.org

I have no direct interest in this, but it was sent to me by someone who
thought it would be of interest to someone on Jewishgen.
Phyllis


Phyllis Blumenfeld plblum@amanda.dorsai.org
researching: POPS,FICHTELBERG/Lemberg & Dobromil, Galicia
BERMAN & ELANDER/Nowy Sacz/Gribov..TRAURIG/Wisnicz/Zwiec/Israel
BERNSTEIN/Lomza/Przasnysz/NYC
BLUMENFELD & SUSSMAN/Iasi/Podul Ilieu..SCHNALL/Russia? Tuckahoe NYC


Lomza 1795 - 1806 #general

Ralph Salinger <salinger@...>
 

Dear Readers of Jewishgen,

Every 6 months or so I post this request !

Proir to 1795 Jews were forbidden to live in Lomza - with the coming of
the Prussian administration [ Lomza and the surrounding area becoming
part of New East Prussia] .

Does anyone have any information of how and >from where Jews came to settle
here during these years.

Many thanks

Ralph Salinger
Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin
salinger@kfar-ruppin.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Quebec Landin #general

Mervyn Lakin <mervl@...>
 

My father, Samuel Leikach(became Lakin at the border), landed in Quebec
City in 1921 and took the train to Detroit on his was to Marcellus,
Michigan. When I became a US Citizen in 1963, having been born in Canada,
the Immigration official who gave me my oral exam and happened to be
Jewish, asked me my roots. He sent downstairs and retrieved my father's
original papers when he applied for citizenship to the US.

Mervyn Lakin MD
mervl@home.com
mervl@attglobal.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust era Insurance Accounts. #general

Phyllis Blumenfeld <plblum@...>
 

I just received a booklet which lists 3500 names for the above unclaimed
accounts. I cannot do a lookup for anyone, but it came >from the World
Jewish Congress and for further details either call 1-800-957-3203
or write to International Commission...POBox 1163..Wall St. Station..
New York, NY 10268 or go online to www.icheic.org

I have no direct interest in this, but it was sent to me by someone who
thought it would be of interest to someone on Jewishgen.
Phyllis


Phyllis Blumenfeld plblum@amanda.dorsai.org
researching: POPS,FICHTELBERG/Lemberg & Dobromil, Galicia
BERMAN & ELANDER/Nowy Sacz/Gribov..TRAURIG/Wisnicz/Zwiec/Israel
BERNSTEIN/Lomza/Przasnysz/NYC
BLUMENFELD & SUSSMAN/Iasi/Podul Ilieu..SCHNALL/Russia? Tuckahoe NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lomza 1795 - 1806 #general

Ralph Salinger <salinger@...>
 

Dear Readers of Jewishgen,

Every 6 months or so I post this request !

Proir to 1795 Jews were forbidden to live in Lomza - with the coming of
the Prussian administration [ Lomza and the surrounding area becoming
part of New East Prussia] .

Does anyone have any information of how and >from where Jews came to settle
here during these years.

Many thanks

Ralph Salinger
Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin
salinger@kfar-ruppin.org.il


Berea Shul #southafrica

Louis Zetler <zetler@...>
 

The striking feature of the Berea shul was the huge angle's wings on the
sides of the aron hakodesh.

The shul was known for the late Rabbi Aloy, its famous chazonim (Dudu Fisher
started out his carrier there) and choir.

I used to be the chairman of the nearby Etz Chayim shul. Sadly, the area has
degenerated quickly over the past few years as the Jews moved out. Areas
like Hillbrow and Berea have become "no go" areas for whites.

Louis Zetler
Hoshaya, Israel

Searching: NAMIOT, ZETLER, SHULTZ and STOLITZKY >from Zhetel (now Dyatlovo);
CHAIT >from Birzh, ISAACS fron Shukian; ZETS >from "Nishkaiz"; GORONOVSKY from
Slonim; SUNTOTSKY >from Vesenberg


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Berea Shul #southafrica

Louis Zetler <zetler@...>
 

The striking feature of the Berea shul was the huge angle's wings on the
sides of the aron hakodesh.

The shul was known for the late Rabbi Aloy, its famous chazonim (Dudu Fisher
started out his carrier there) and choir.

I used to be the chairman of the nearby Etz Chayim shul. Sadly, the area has
degenerated quickly over the past few years as the Jews moved out. Areas
like Hillbrow and Berea have become "no go" areas for whites.

Louis Zetler
Hoshaya, Israel

Searching: NAMIOT, ZETLER, SHULTZ and STOLITZKY >from Zhetel (now Dyatlovo);
CHAIT >from Birzh, ISAACS fron Shukian; ZETS >from "Nishkaiz"; GORONOVSKY from
Slonim; SUNTOTSKY >from Vesenberg


Recent additions to the Belarus SIG #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

This week, the following have been added to the Belarus SIG website
(http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/)

-Lyakhovichi 1880 draft list, by Gary Palgon
-Lyakhovichi 1889 draft list, by Gary Palgon
-Lists of donors to the United Grodner Relief of New York. March 1940,
September 1944, March 1948, and 1949, by Edward Rosenbaum
-Bragin region Nazi victims, by A.L. Bell
-Vitebsk Cemetery, by Eliyahu Tavger
-Brisker and Grodner Benevolent Society - 1987, 1989 - Cleveland, Ohio, by
Eileen Price
-1907 Mozyr Uyezd Duma List


Edward Rosenbaum
Bergenfield, NJ
Webmaster, Belarus SIG (http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus)
President, JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey
(http://www.crosswinds.net/~erosenbaum/jgsbc)
email: erosenbaum@mail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Recent additions to the Belarus SIG #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

This week, the following have been added to the Belarus SIG website
(http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/)

-Lyakhovichi 1880 draft list, by Gary Palgon
-Lyakhovichi 1889 draft list, by Gary Palgon
-Lists of donors to the United Grodner Relief of New York. March 1940,
September 1944, March 1948, and 1949, by Edward Rosenbaum
-Bragin region Nazi victims, by A.L. Bell
-Vitebsk Cemetery, by Eliyahu Tavger
-Brisker and Grodner Benevolent Society - 1987, 1989 - Cleveland, Ohio, by
Eileen Price
-1907 Mozyr Uyezd Duma List


Edward Rosenbaum
Bergenfield, NJ
Webmaster, Belarus SIG (http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus)
President, JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey
(http://www.crosswinds.net/~erosenbaum/jgsbc)
email: erosenbaum@mail.com


ROSENBLOOM in Wynona, Minnesota #general

Gary & Ruth Ross <evieross@...>
 

My grandfather Max Rosenbloom and family moved >from NYC to Wynona, MN,
for a short time between 1905-1915 to be reunited with family already
established there. They returned to NYC in 1915. Does anyone have
information about such a family in Wynona?

Gary Ross
evieross@home.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ROSENBLOOM in Wynona, Minnesota #general

Gary & Ruth Ross <evieross@...>
 

My grandfather Max Rosenbloom and family moved >from NYC to Wynona, MN,
for a short time between 1905-1915 to be reunited with family already
established there. They returned to NYC in 1915. Does anyone have
information about such a family in Wynona?

Gary Ross
evieross@home.com


Re: Changing names - how was it done? #general

Adelle Gloger
 

On January 6,2001 Allan Jordan asked:

Has anyone looked into how someone changed their name at the turn of the
century in the United States? Did our ancestors wake up one morning and
say I want an American name and just start calling themselves by their new
name?
It has been my experience that *legal* name changes in the USA
took place at the time of naturalization. On the Petition for
Naturalization there was also a section where the petitioner could
legally change his name. I have a petition for naturalization for my
grandfather's brother in 1917 where this was done.

Other relatives who filed Declaration of Intention, but never followed
up with naturalization, just assumed a name that was the same as those
who legally changed their names. Others did not change their names at
the time of naturalization, but just assumed/used the names used by
other family members.

Another example is that my grandmother signed an affidavit stating
that the name used by one of my uncles was to be his legal name ---not
the name listed on his Ohio birth certificate.




Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Changing names - how was it done? #general

Adelle Gloger
 

On January 6,2001 Allan Jordan asked:

Has anyone looked into how someone changed their name at the turn of the
century in the United States? Did our ancestors wake up one morning and
say I want an American name and just start calling themselves by their new
name?
It has been my experience that *legal* name changes in the USA
took place at the time of naturalization. On the Petition for
Naturalization there was also a section where the petitioner could
legally change his name. I have a petition for naturalization for my
grandfather's brother in 1917 where this was done.

Other relatives who filed Declaration of Intention, but never followed
up with naturalization, just assumed a name that was the same as those
who legally changed their names. Others did not change their names at
the time of naturalization, but just assumed/used the names used by
other family members.

Another example is that my grandmother signed an affidavit stating
that the name used by one of my uncles was to be his legal name ---not
the name listed on his Ohio birth certificate.




Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@aol.com


Need quick info from Landsman article V9 #general

GMPalgon <gmpalgon@...>
 

I need to get the email address for Jill Whitehead who wrote an
article in the Suwalk-Lomza Landsman magazine Volume 9, #2-3.
For some reason, I'm missing that issue.

Please reply by private email to GMPalgon@aol.com

Thanks,

Gary Palgon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need quick info from Landsman article V9 #general

GMPalgon <gmpalgon@...>
 

I need to get the email address for Jill Whitehead who wrote an
article in the Suwalk-Lomza Landsman magazine Volume 9, #2-3.
For some reason, I'm missing that issue.

Please reply by private email to GMPalgon@aol.com

Thanks,

Gary Palgon


Cuban Jewish Tombstones #general

Barbara & Steve Wasser <swass@...>
 

Recently there was a news story in The Schenectady Gazette - November
12, 2000 regarding tombstones in the Jewish cemetery in Havana, Cuba.

Sue Gersten, an Albany, NY photographer traveled to Havana,
photographed the people and tombstones. These photos were mounted
for an exhibition, "Cuba 2000" and were shown in Troy, NY at Hudson
Valley College. Another exhibit will be displayed at the Albany
Public Library during this month.

I contacted Ms. Gersten and asked her if I could share information
with all of you and she was delighted. Information may be viewed on
her Web site, http://www.suegersten.com/cuba/cuba.htm

The article and the trip hit a cord for me as we spent one year
living in San Juan and I was friendly with many who fled Cuba. When
I looked at the web page, some names were familiar.

Hope this is helpful to some of you.

Barbara Wasser


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cuban Jewish Tombstones #general

Barbara & Steve Wasser <swass@...>
 

Recently there was a news story in The Schenectady Gazette - November
12, 2000 regarding tombstones in the Jewish cemetery in Havana, Cuba.

Sue Gersten, an Albany, NY photographer traveled to Havana,
photographed the people and tombstones. These photos were mounted
for an exhibition, "Cuba 2000" and were shown in Troy, NY at Hudson
Valley College. Another exhibit will be displayed at the Albany
Public Library during this month.

I contacted Ms. Gersten and asked her if I could share information
with all of you and she was delighted. Information may be viewed on
her Web site, http://www.suegersten.com/cuba/cuba.htm

The article and the trip hit a cord for me as we spent one year
living in San Juan and I was friendly with many who fled Cuba. When
I looked at the web page, some names were familiar.

Hope this is helpful to some of you.

Barbara Wasser


Righteous Gentile Candidates #lithuania

Louis A Fine <loufine@...>
 

Dear Belarusians and Litvaken,

A short time ago one of my neighbors told me of her family's activities
during WWII. The family consisted of Auke HARTSTRA, his wife Anna KOEN, theirdaughters Anna Maria b.1920 and my neighbor Tine (now Olson) b.1930.

Two houses away >from the Hartstra family, at either #50 or 42
Voortsweg, Enschede Netherlands, lived a Jewish family, named Ausen
(Aussen). The family consisted of the senior Aussen, their son and his
wife and their toddler/preschooler, red-haired son.

One day members of the Resistance told the Hartstras the Nazis were
coming that night to round up Jews and for them to warn the Ausens. The
Ausens refused to believe them, but Tine requested that the little Ausen
boy be allowed to stay in their home *one* night. Permission was granted.
Circa 3 or 4 am the Nazis came in trucks and took the Ausen family, never
to return. Some of the Hartstra neighbors were Nazi collaborators and
they feared for the boy's life. Consequently he was taken by the
Resistance to live with a farm family outside of Enschede. Tine believes
he was probably adopted

Another part of the Hartstra's history relates another set of
neighbors. Late 1942 or early 1943 the Hartstra's moved to Delden. Next
door lived a family named COHEN: Mr/Mrs. COHEN and the husband's brother.
The Cohen's ran a butcher shop in town. Again the Resistance told the
Hartstra's the Nazis were about to round up Jews. The Cohens listened to
the Hartstra's and went to live with the mother of Tine's
brother-in-law: Mr/Mrs Henry LAST ala Anne FRANK. Last lived in Dolphia &
ran a barber shop in Glanerbrug.

The Hartstras took as much of the Cohen's equipment and furnishing as
they could, stored them their attic and post war, the Cohen's recovered
their goods. As a result, the Cohen's were able to re-open their butcher
shop in Delden. Their daughter married and the couple ran a butcher shop
in Hengelo.

In my opinion, the Hartstra family, Tine being the sole survivor,
deserves to be awarded the status of Righteous Gentile. However the above
requires substantiation and validation >from someone other than Tine. Is
there anyone out there who knows anything about these families?

If so, please contact me privately ASAP.

Louis A. Fine
University Place WA-U.S.A
E-mail <loufine@juno.com>

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Although this is off-topic for Lithuanian Jewish genealogy research, a one-time exception is being made because of the nature of the subject.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Righteous Gentile Candidates #lithuania

Louis A Fine <loufine@...>
 

Dear Belarusians and Litvaken,

A short time ago one of my neighbors told me of her family's activities
during WWII. The family consisted of Auke HARTSTRA, his wife Anna KOEN, theirdaughters Anna Maria b.1920 and my neighbor Tine (now Olson) b.1930.

Two houses away >from the Hartstra family, at either #50 or 42
Voortsweg, Enschede Netherlands, lived a Jewish family, named Ausen
(Aussen). The family consisted of the senior Aussen, their son and his
wife and their toddler/preschooler, red-haired son.

One day members of the Resistance told the Hartstras the Nazis were
coming that night to round up Jews and for them to warn the Ausens. The
Ausens refused to believe them, but Tine requested that the little Ausen
boy be allowed to stay in their home *one* night. Permission was granted.
Circa 3 or 4 am the Nazis came in trucks and took the Ausen family, never
to return. Some of the Hartstra neighbors were Nazi collaborators and
they feared for the boy's life. Consequently he was taken by the
Resistance to live with a farm family outside of Enschede. Tine believes
he was probably adopted

Another part of the Hartstra's history relates another set of
neighbors. Late 1942 or early 1943 the Hartstra's moved to Delden. Next
door lived a family named COHEN: Mr/Mrs. COHEN and the husband's brother.
The Cohen's ran a butcher shop in town. Again the Resistance told the
Hartstra's the Nazis were about to round up Jews. The Cohens listened to
the Hartstra's and went to live with the mother of Tine's
brother-in-law: Mr/Mrs Henry LAST ala Anne FRANK. Last lived in Dolphia &
ran a barber shop in Glanerbrug.

The Hartstras took as much of the Cohen's equipment and furnishing as
they could, stored them their attic and post war, the Cohen's recovered
their goods. As a result, the Cohen's were able to re-open their butcher
shop in Delden. Their daughter married and the couple ran a butcher shop
in Hengelo.

In my opinion, the Hartstra family, Tine being the sole survivor,
deserves to be awarded the status of Righteous Gentile. However the above
requires substantiation and validation >from someone other than Tine. Is
there anyone out there who knows anything about these families?

If so, please contact me privately ASAP.

Louis A. Fine
University Place WA-U.S.A
E-mail <loufine@juno.com>

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Although this is off-topic for Lithuanian Jewish genealogy research, a one-time exception is being made because of the nature of the subject.