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Re: Polish or Yiddish variants of the name Willie #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

There are many Hungarians named Willie whose Jewish name was completely
different.
Joseph M. Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Lancy [mailto:lspalter@netvision.net.il]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 10:32 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Polish or Yiddish variants of the name Willie

All the Willies (Williams) I know were originally "Wolf" (Ze'ev
in Hebrew)

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Polish or Yiddish variants of the name Willie #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

There are many Hungarians named Willie whose Jewish name was completely
different.
Joseph M. Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Lancy [mailto:lspalter@netvision.net.il]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 10:32 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Polish or Yiddish variants of the name Willie

All the Willies (Williams) I know were originally "Wolf" (Ze'ev
in Hebrew)

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel


Albany, NY c. 1900; SCHUMAN; MENDELSOHN #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

In the Fall of 1899 Sara (MENDELSOHN) Schuman and children joined her
husband Isaac SCHUMAN in Bellingham, WA. They came by train >from Albany,
NY. I suspect they were staying with relatives in Albany but have no idea
who those relatives might be. Anyone out there familiar with the history
of Jewish Albany around the turn of the century? Any Schumans or
Mendelsohn's living there at that time?

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA
Searching: JAFFE >from "Kerlitz" near Rakishok, Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Albany, NY c. 1900; SCHUMAN; MENDELSOHN #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

In the Fall of 1899 Sara (MENDELSOHN) Schuman and children joined her
husband Isaac SCHUMAN in Bellingham, WA. They came by train >from Albany,
NY. I suspect they were staying with relatives in Albany but have no idea
who those relatives might be. Anyone out there familiar with the history
of Jewish Albany around the turn of the century? Any Schumans or
Mendelsohn's living there at that time?

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA
Searching: JAFFE >from "Kerlitz" near Rakishok, Lithuania


Name "Wiillie" #general

irvjs@...
 

Re discussion o of Jewish equivalent of "Willie". It is always dangerous
to make any assumptions regarding Americanization of Yiddish or other
Jewish names. Often, the new nickname is purely arbitrary.
For example, My father's name was Israel (1899-1967, arrived in US in
1941) but all who did not call him Mr. Schiffres (at a time when friends of
20 years' standing still called each other by their last names) called him
"Srulik".
However, when he became part owner of an embroidery factory, "Srulik"
somehow became "Willie" in the ears of American-born employees and that
name stuck as long as he was in that business.

Irwin SCHIFFRES
Rochester, NY
Searching HOLSTEIN or SPEIER-HOLSTEIN (Neuenbrunslar, Gensungen)
KAHN (Alsace, Belgium), SCHIFFRES/SHIFRES/SZYFRES (Grodno), HALPERN/GALPERN
(Grodno)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name "Wiillie" #general

irvjs@...
 

Re discussion o of Jewish equivalent of "Willie". It is always dangerous
to make any assumptions regarding Americanization of Yiddish or other
Jewish names. Often, the new nickname is purely arbitrary.
For example, My father's name was Israel (1899-1967, arrived in US in
1941) but all who did not call him Mr. Schiffres (at a time when friends of
20 years' standing still called each other by their last names) called him
"Srulik".
However, when he became part owner of an embroidery factory, "Srulik"
somehow became "Willie" in the ears of American-born employees and that
name stuck as long as he was in that business.

Irwin SCHIFFRES
Rochester, NY
Searching HOLSTEIN or SPEIER-HOLSTEIN (Neuenbrunslar, Gensungen)
KAHN (Alsace, Belgium), SCHIFFRES/SHIFRES/SZYFRES (Grodno), HALPERN/GALPERN
(Grodno)


Re: Jewish Encyclopedia #belarus

Mintz <mintz@...>
 

Hi Everyone: Judy Floam was kind enough to offer list members a
xerographic copy of an article about a particular town out of the Jewish
Encyclopedia. I have requested that she send me a copy about Kobrin. When
I receive it, I will type it and send the typed copy to the webmaster.

Philip Mintz
mintz@lcc.net
Conroe, TX


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Jewish Encyclopedia #belarus

Mintz <mintz@...>
 

Hi Everyone: Judy Floam was kind enough to offer list members a
xerographic copy of an article about a particular town out of the Jewish
Encyclopedia. I have requested that she send me a copy about Kobrin. When
I receive it, I will type it and send the typed copy to the webmaster.

Philip Mintz
mintz@lcc.net
Conroe, TX


Mount of Olives & a Jerusalem connection #belarus

judy davis <judy1213@...>
 

I want to take this opportunity to publically thank
yoni ben-ari <mrtfuzot@netvision.net.il>, He
contacted the General Chevra Kaddisha (burial Society)
in Jerusalem regarding my ggft. Yitzchak Chaim EPSTEIN
son of Eliezer >from the town of Sochivala who was
buried on Har Hazeitim (mount of Olives) in
the hebrew year 5676 (1917-18).

When we were in Jerusalem this December I was able to
arrange with the burial society to see the plot. Their
phone # is:02-5384144. You can call them >from the
states (011-972-2-538-4144) but the contact person is
not always there, so you may be told to call back,
several times.

The fellow who seems to be in charge speaks some
English, but it was helpful having my hebrew speaking
son make the arrangements to meet him and a security
guard at the parking lot just below the western wall.

There was no marker at the grave, due to official
vandelism when Jordan was in control, but thanks to
the computer data base the man >from the Chevra
Kaddisha found the site.

I find it amazing that they have records of 18 million
burials on the Mount of Olives.

There was no charge for help in finding the grave, but
we did make a contribution.

I just got information on other relatives who were
long time residents of Jerusalem.
If you have any ideas about how to find out more about
them and connections please let me know.

Their Israeli last name was MeTar, changed from
Miterstein. They were both opthamologists. They came
to Israel in about 1920 and died about 1980. They
lived on the top floor of a building on Ha Naviem
(street of the Prophets) a little way >from the
Mandelbaum gate. I don't think that they had any
children.

Thanks for any help,

Judy Lieberman Davis-Rosenthal
Kalamazoo, MI
616-342-4656

Researching: EPSTEIN ( Sochivala, Volkovysk, Grodno;
Moises Ville, Argentina;NY, NY), MEDNICK aka ABRAMOWITZ (Vilnius,
Lithuania; Brooklyn, NY), LIEBERMAN (Medzhibozh, Ukraine, NY, NY), NEWMAN
(Medzhibozh, Ukraine;NY, NY), ROSENTHAL (Lomza, Poland; Montreal,Canada), LANER, DAVIS (Brookline, MA), ROSENBLATT (Savok, Russia; Lynn, MA)


Re: No Russian Language Skills Needed #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

As you saw in yesterday's digest, Judy Floam has volunteered to make
copies of the Belarus related articles in the Jewish Encyclopedia.
Laura Kisber Benjaminson has volunteered to type them into MS Word
documents which our SIG webmaster can easily put on the SIG website. It
sure is great to see how well the discussion group worked and how fast
we have solved how to get the work done. Thanks to the others who
contacted me via private mail to offer assistance or suggestions. OCR
scanning was not suggested by me because the OCR software I tried had
great difficulty recognizing the old type fonts and type sizes used in
the 1904 time period. Some of the italicized print was so small the the
software could not recognize the characters. Sorry I didn't mention
this in by first message.

Dave

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD

the "The Jewish Encyclopedia", first published in 1904 by Funk and
Wagnalls Company. This encyclopedia is written in English and there are
a number of articles in it that would be of interest to Belarus
researchers.


typing articles #belarus

Eileen Price <eileen.price@...>
 

I just sent a message to Judy and Gary Floam saying I would be wiling to
copy anything on Brest Litovsk. If that is already spoken for, I would do
another stetl.

Eileen Price
Denver, CO
eileen.price@worldnet.att.net


A Search Web site #general

Rlberliner@...
 

http://pixel.cs.vt.edu/library/search.html

This address was sent to me and there is a large amount of information
available there. I hope it will be of use to many of us Jewishgenners.

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah GA U.S.A.
rlberliner@aol.com
Searching:
LEAF/LIEBERMAN/AIN/SHENKIN/LIFSCHITZ >from Bialystok & Zvistrich PO/Russia
to NY to Savannah)
BERLINER/SIDLER/STEIN(>from Ostrolenka to NY to Savannah)
ISLER/EICHLER/EHRLICH/JACOBS/GOLDSTEIN/PRASNISH/TAPAROV (>from PO /RUSSIA to
London toBaltimore)


Re: Job Occupation-Bottcher #general

Juergen Stockburger <Stockburger@...>
 

"Dale" == Dale and Rinnah <dburns60@neo.rr.com> writes:
> Hi, I have a
> Great-Grandfather, Jacob Hiob FRETHE , born in Lubeck,
> Mecklenberg, Germany who was a Bottcher. Can anyone tell me what
> a Bottcher is? Thank You, Rinnah Burns Akron, Ohio

A Bottcher is a craftsman who makes wooden tubs (a tubber?).

Juergen Stockburger, Freiburg, Germany

mailto:stockburger@physik.uni-freiburg.de


Belarus SIG #Belarus Mount of Olives & a Jerusalem connection #belarus

judy davis <judy1213@...>
 

I want to take this opportunity to publically thank
yoni ben-ari <mrtfuzot@netvision.net.il>, He
contacted the General Chevra Kaddisha (burial Society)
in Jerusalem regarding my ggft. Yitzchak Chaim EPSTEIN
son of Eliezer >from the town of Sochivala who was
buried on Har Hazeitim (mount of Olives) in
the hebrew year 5676 (1917-18).

When we were in Jerusalem this December I was able to
arrange with the burial society to see the plot. Their
phone # is:02-5384144. You can call them >from the
states (011-972-2-538-4144) but the contact person is
not always there, so you may be told to call back,
several times.

The fellow who seems to be in charge speaks some
English, but it was helpful having my hebrew speaking
son make the arrangements to meet him and a security
guard at the parking lot just below the western wall.

There was no marker at the grave, due to official
vandelism when Jordan was in control, but thanks to
the computer data base the man >from the Chevra
Kaddisha found the site.

I find it amazing that they have records of 18 million
burials on the Mount of Olives.

There was no charge for help in finding the grave, but
we did make a contribution.

I just got information on other relatives who were
long time residents of Jerusalem.
If you have any ideas about how to find out more about
them and connections please let me know.

Their Israeli last name was MeTar, changed from
Miterstein. They were both opthamologists. They came
to Israel in about 1920 and died about 1980. They
lived on the top floor of a building on Ha Naviem
(street of the Prophets) a little way >from the
Mandelbaum gate. I don't think that they had any
children.

Thanks for any help,

Judy Lieberman Davis-Rosenthal
Kalamazoo, MI
616-342-4656

Researching: EPSTEIN ( Sochivala, Volkovysk, Grodno;
Moises Ville, Argentina;NY, NY), MEDNICK aka ABRAMOWITZ (Vilnius,
Lithuania; Brooklyn, NY), LIEBERMAN (Medzhibozh, Ukraine, NY, NY), NEWMAN
(Medzhibozh, Ukraine;NY, NY), ROSENTHAL (Lomza, Poland; Montreal,Canada), LANER, DAVIS (Brookline, MA), ROSENBLATT (Savok, Russia; Lynn, MA)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: No Russian Language Skills Needed #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

As you saw in yesterday's digest, Judy Floam has volunteered to make
copies of the Belarus related articles in the Jewish Encyclopedia.
Laura Kisber Benjaminson has volunteered to type them into MS Word
documents which our SIG webmaster can easily put on the SIG website. It
sure is great to see how well the discussion group worked and how fast
we have solved how to get the work done. Thanks to the others who
contacted me via private mail to offer assistance or suggestions. OCR
scanning was not suggested by me because the OCR software I tried had
great difficulty recognizing the old type fonts and type sizes used in
the 1904 time period. Some of the italicized print was so small the the
software could not recognize the characters. Sorry I didn't mention
this in by first message.

Dave

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD

the "The Jewish Encyclopedia", first published in 1904 by Funk and
Wagnalls Company. This encyclopedia is written in English and there are
a number of articles in it that would be of interest to Belarus
researchers.


Belarus SIG #Belarus typing articles #belarus

Eileen Price <eileen.price@...>
 

I just sent a message to Judy and Gary Floam saying I would be wiling to
copy anything on Brest Litovsk. If that is already spoken for, I would do
another stetl.

Eileen Price
Denver, CO
eileen.price@worldnet.att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Search Web site #general

Rlberliner@...
 

http://pixel.cs.vt.edu/library/search.html

This address was sent to me and there is a large amount of information
available there. I hope it will be of use to many of us Jewishgenners.

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah GA U.S.A.
rlberliner@aol.com
Searching:
LEAF/LIEBERMAN/AIN/SHENKIN/LIFSCHITZ >from Bialystok & Zvistrich PO/Russia
to NY to Savannah)
BERLINER/SIDLER/STEIN(>from Ostrolenka to NY to Savannah)
ISLER/EICHLER/EHRLICH/JACOBS/GOLDSTEIN/PRASNISH/TAPAROV (>from PO /RUSSIA to
London toBaltimore)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Job Occupation-Bottcher #general

Juergen Stockburger <Stockburger@...>
 

"Dale" == Dale and Rinnah <dburns60@neo.rr.com> writes:
> Hi, I have a
> Great-Grandfather, Jacob Hiob FRETHE , born in Lubeck,
> Mecklenberg, Germany who was a Bottcher. Can anyone tell me what
> a Bottcher is? Thank You, Rinnah Burns Akron, Ohio

A Bottcher is a craftsman who makes wooden tubs (a tubber?).

Juergen Stockburger, Freiburg, Germany

mailto:stockburger@physik.uni-freiburg.de


Re: No Russian Language Skills Needed #belarus

Ruth Hyman <rhyman@...>
 

This message is not really clear to me. Who is going to pick the articles?
I would be willing to type one (especially given the message that followed
from people willing to send out copies) if someone chose the article
first.
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY


Re: Unsolicited Surname Information Requests #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

In further discussion of "Unsolicited Surname Information Requests":

It would impossible for readers to guess the intentions, goals,
and missions of others. Allow me to explain, for the sake of
illustration and for the sake of my own tree.

My interest in the surnames that I list in my signature is as
follows:

KAZEZ-KAZES: I am interested in all of the Jewish Kazez families
in the world, with any spelling and with any country of origin.

TALMAN: I seek information on all Jewish Talmans >from Poland.
It appears all Jews >from Poland named Talman might be related.

ENGLANDER: Englander is an exceedingly common name among Jews
throughout eastern Europe. I am only interested in Englanders
who are very likely to be related to me.

JURKIEWICZ: For Jurkiewicz, I am still learning; I know little;
I am trying to learn.

STRAUSBERG: Strausberg is the married name >from one branch of my
tree. My interest is very limited indeed!

KIFER: For Kifer, I am in the learning stage.

CZAPNIK: Czapnik is the name--through marriage--for one branch
of my family tree.

OBERMAN-HOBERMAN-GUBERMAN: I have tons of information on Oberman
and (its variants) in Ukraine. I want to learn more.

LISS: I have much research behind me on the Liss families in
Ukraine. I need to learn more.

SOBLE-SOBEL: Soble is the name--through marriage--of one very
large branch of my family tree.

STEIN: Stein, a very common name, is not central to my research.

AXMAN: Axman is a rare name, about which I know almost nothing.

FRESKO-FRESCO and ALHADEFF-ELHADEF: I am trying to learn whatever
I can about Fresko and Alhadeff families >from Turkey, Rhodes,
Aleppo, and other nearby areas.

As you can see >from the list above, when someone contacts me
regarding one of my names, I might be thrilled or not. I would
think, however that those of us who list common names might need
to be ready for frequent queries. Personally, I'd love to have
too much mail, rather then too little.

Potential cousins: my mail box is open, waiting for you to appear!!

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK
Ukraine: OBERMAN-HOBERMAN-GUBERMAN, LISS, SOBLE-SOBEL, STEIN, AXMAN
Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, FRESKO-FRESCO, ALHADEFF-ELHADEF
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/fam/ent/fam.html