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Re: Middle name? #lithuania

DBH12345
 

In a message dated 3/13/99 6:33:42 PM Pacific Standard Time, kayjd@wam.umd.edu
writes:

<< Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knew what the third name as in Volf in Abram
Jankel-Volf REBE meant? Would the addition of Volf be a middle name?
Or is it describing something about the person? I know that Jankel-Volf
was Abram's father, but why the dash?

Thanks for your help,

Jill>>

Names with a dash are one form of double name. The Yankel-Volf would have
meant that Abram's father was known by this name - and he may have been in the
process of changing >from one to another, or his may have been a Yankel
marrying into his bride's Volf family (taking their name because it was known
in that town or was a more prosperous family.) There are many possible
reasons. Remember that around 1820 - 1850 Jews were just being forced to
adopt surnames. Sometimes for a generation or two they changed these names.
The document you have may have also reflected that he was once Yankel but was
now Volf too.

I recommend that you read Lauren B. Eisenberg Davis's JewishGen InfoFile
-"Alternate Surnames in Russian Poland." It is about Polish names, but the
same principles applied. <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/pl-sname.txt>

David Hoffman
Co-Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Middle name? #lithuania

DBH12345
 

In a message dated 3/13/99 6:33:42 PM Pacific Standard Time, kayjd@wam.umd.edu
writes:

<< Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knew what the third name as in Volf in Abram
Jankel-Volf REBE meant? Would the addition of Volf be a middle name?
Or is it describing something about the person? I know that Jankel-Volf
was Abram's father, but why the dash?

Thanks for your help,

Jill>>

Names with a dash are one form of double name. The Yankel-Volf would have
meant that Abram's father was known by this name - and he may have been in the
process of changing >from one to another, or his may have been a Yankel
marrying into his bride's Volf family (taking their name because it was known
in that town or was a more prosperous family.) There are many possible
reasons. Remember that around 1820 - 1850 Jews were just being forced to
adopt surnames. Sometimes for a generation or two they changed these names.
The document you have may have also reflected that he was once Yankel but was
now Volf too.

I recommend that you read Lauren B. Eisenberg Davis's JewishGen InfoFile
-"Alternate Surnames in Russian Poland." It is about Polish names, but the
same principles applied. <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/pl-sname.txt>

David Hoffman
Co-Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Re: Tunkel'/Toonkel'/ TYHKE/\b surname #lithuania

DBH12345
 

In a message dated 3/13/99 11:41:46 AM Pacific Standard Time, tunkelr@juno.com
writes:

<< I am still looking for information about Tunkel/Toonkel/TYHKE/\b (russ)
members of families whose living in Vilno at least last 150 years.

Roman Tunkel
tunkelr@juno.com
Hartford, CT, USA
>>

Dear Roman,

The first Vilna records are being translated now. A month or two more won't
mean much in your time frame of 150 years.

David Hoffman


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Tunkel'/Toonkel'/ TYHKE/\b surname #lithuania

DBH12345
 

In a message dated 3/13/99 11:41:46 AM Pacific Standard Time, tunkelr@juno.com
writes:

<< I am still looking for information about Tunkel/Toonkel/TYHKE/\b (russ)
members of families whose living in Vilno at least last 150 years.

Roman Tunkel
tunkelr@juno.com
Hartford, CT, USA
>>

Dear Roman,

The first Vilna records are being translated now. A month or two more won't
mean much in your time frame of 150 years.

David Hoffman


Lithuania - Latvia #lithuania

Allan Freedman <freedman@...>
 

My father's shtetl (Zhidikai/Zidik) is located in NW Lithuania relatively
close to the border with Latvia.

I'm wondering whether the adjacent communities on each side had close
family/social/cultural connections and whether cross-border marriages were
common.

Allan Freedman, Toronto
freedman@pathcom.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lithuania - Latvia #lithuania

Allan Freedman <freedman@...>
 

My father's shtetl (Zhidikai/Zidik) is located in NW Lithuania relatively
close to the border with Latvia.

I'm wondering whether the adjacent communities on each side had close
family/social/cultural connections and whether cross-border marriages were
common.

Allan Freedman, Toronto
freedman@pathcom.com


List of businesses and owners, 1929, Mir #belarus

Reeva Kimble <rKimble@...>
 

There is a new page of information at the Mir, Belarus web site.
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/Mirweb/Mir1.html

Even if you do not have ancestors >from Mir, you might be interested in the
kind and number of different businesses that existed in 1929.

If you have relatives >from that area of Belarus (it was Poland in 1929) you
will find a list of last names associated with the various businesses.

Click on the blue buttons for the newest pages.

Reeva Kimble
my web site <http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/>


Belarus SIG #Belarus List of businesses and owners, 1929, Mir #belarus

Reeva Kimble <rKimble@...>
 

There is a new page of information at the Mir, Belarus web site.
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/Mirweb/Mir1.html

Even if you do not have ancestors >from Mir, you might be interested in the
kind and number of different businesses that existed in 1929.

If you have relatives >from that area of Belarus (it was Poland in 1929) you
will find a list of last names associated with the various businesses.

Click on the blue buttons for the newest pages.

Reeva Kimble
my web site <http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/>


Available for look up MidWest USA and Central Canada #belarus

Mickie's eMail <mspacci@...>
 

I have available for look up regarding
the MidWest USA:

Who's Who in the MidWest (And Central Canada).

It is dated 1967-68

This book covers: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South
Dakota and
Wisconsin. and in Canada Manitoba, Western Ontario and the
District of
Keewatin.

If you want me to look a name or names up, please put in
the subject
heading LOOKUP
and send it to mspacci@yahoo.com

Best wishes,
Michelle


Searching:
PACHMAN (PACHMANOFF/OV)
BROWMSTEIN
KRAVITZ
GROSSMAN


Belarus SIG #Belarus Available for look up MidWest USA and Central Canada #belarus

Mickie's eMail <mspacci@...>
 

I have available for look up regarding
the MidWest USA:

Who's Who in the MidWest (And Central Canada).

It is dated 1967-68

This book covers: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South
Dakota and
Wisconsin. and in Canada Manitoba, Western Ontario and the
District of
Keewatin.

If you want me to look a name or names up, please put in
the subject
heading LOOKUP
and send it to mspacci@yahoo.com

Best wishes,
Michelle


Searching:
PACHMAN (PACHMANOFF/OV)
BROWMSTEIN
KRAVITZ
GROSSMAN


Searching: ISRAEL in England, help needed #general

Mrs M Sprott <msprott@...>
 

I would like to ask if there is some one in England who could do a search
for me? I am searching my Grandmother's family in London. I have her name
and the date of her birth and the address of where her parents lived at at
the time of Grandma's birth.

I will be happy to pay for any costs that you will incur for photo copying
etc.
Thanks in advance.

Please reply personally.

Monica Sprott


Spelling? #general

E. Terman <termite@...>
 

Darn!!!!
And here I thought that JewishGen was offering a NEW service......
Elliott Terman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: ISRAEL in England, help needed #general

Mrs M Sprott <msprott@...>
 

I would like to ask if there is some one in England who could do a search
for me? I am searching my Grandmother's family in London. I have her name
and the date of her birth and the address of where her parents lived at at
the time of Grandma's birth.

I will be happy to pay for any costs that you will incur for photo copying
etc.
Thanks in advance.

Please reply personally.

Monica Sprott


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spelling? #general

E. Terman <termite@...>
 

Darn!!!!
And here I thought that JewishGen was offering a NEW service......
Elliott Terman


Jewish Genealogy Society of Ottawa Meeting #general

Charles Lapkoff <lapkoff@...>
 

THE JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF
OTTAWA
AND CONGREGATION MACHZIKEI HADAS


PRESENT
SALLYANN AMDUR SACH, PH.D.
Noted Jewish Genealogist and Author

"ISRAEL AS THE SHORTCUT TO YOUR ROOTS" at 10:30 a.m.
and
"RETRIEVING RECORDS OF RELATIVES WHO PERISHED IN THE HOLOCAUST"

at 2 p.m. SUNDAY, MARCH 28TH 1999
AT CONGREGATION MACHZIKEI HADAS
2310 VIRGINIA DRIVE, OTTAWA

Members of the JGSO - Free
Non-Members - $5.00 each lecture

Charles Lapkoff <lapkoff@netrover.com>
Nepean, Ontario, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogy Society of Ottawa Meeting #general

Charles Lapkoff <lapkoff@...>
 

THE JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF
OTTAWA
AND CONGREGATION MACHZIKEI HADAS


PRESENT
SALLYANN AMDUR SACH, PH.D.
Noted Jewish Genealogist and Author

"ISRAEL AS THE SHORTCUT TO YOUR ROOTS" at 10:30 a.m.
and
"RETRIEVING RECORDS OF RELATIVES WHO PERISHED IN THE HOLOCAUST"

at 2 p.m. SUNDAY, MARCH 28TH 1999
AT CONGREGATION MACHZIKEI HADAS
2310 VIRGINIA DRIVE, OTTAWA

Members of the JGSO - Free
Non-Members - $5.00 each lecture

Charles Lapkoff <lapkoff@netrover.com>
Nepean, Ontario, Canada


Bananas were unknown in Minsk and Rypin #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

My grandmother, Faige GORODINSKY DUKER, grew up in Minsk in financial
circumstances that were fairly untroubled for a Jewish family at the
time. (Certainly not rich, but able to afford all sorts of tzedakah
despite lots of children and expenses.) After marrying, she and my
grandfather lived in Rypin Poland and their financial circumstances were
much more difficult. After my grandfather and oldest aunt went to
America in 1921 and started to send back money to Rypin, my grandmother
focused on reversing the effects of malnutrition on her 8 children so
that they could all be admitted to America. On occasion, an aunt
remembers getting hothouse grapes >from Belguim and oranges. Bananas,
however, were so unheard of that when the family was given food in
Cherbourg (where they boarded the ship) everyone ate the bananas, skins
and all, and didn't understand the thrill. No one else travelling with
them on the ship knew better either ... it wasn't until they got to the
States that they learned what to do with a banana.
Jonina Duker
BEIDICK (~ Minsk), DUKER (~ Minsk), GOLDBERG ?, GORODINSKY (Minsk), KATZ
(Latvia), LEVINE (~ Minsk ?), RACHMAN (Salakas, Simferopol), SCHMUELIWITZ
(~ Minsk ?), SIEGEL (~ Vilna), STRAUSS (Ekaterinaslav ?)
ARLICK (Oshminiany), BROWN (Satu Mare), FRIEDLER (Soljataznan),
GOLDSTEIN, LICHTMAN (Csenger, Satu Mare), LITZKY (Golshany), RAPAPORT
(Ermihalyfalva/Mihalyfalva), SCHLESINGER.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bananas were unknown in Minsk and Rypin #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

My grandmother, Faige GORODINSKY DUKER, grew up in Minsk in financial
circumstances that were fairly untroubled for a Jewish family at the
time. (Certainly not rich, but able to afford all sorts of tzedakah
despite lots of children and expenses.) After marrying, she and my
grandfather lived in Rypin Poland and their financial circumstances were
much more difficult. After my grandfather and oldest aunt went to
America in 1921 and started to send back money to Rypin, my grandmother
focused on reversing the effects of malnutrition on her 8 children so
that they could all be admitted to America. On occasion, an aunt
remembers getting hothouse grapes >from Belguim and oranges. Bananas,
however, were so unheard of that when the family was given food in
Cherbourg (where they boarded the ship) everyone ate the bananas, skins
and all, and didn't understand the thrill. No one else travelling with
them on the ship knew better either ... it wasn't until they got to the
States that they learned what to do with a banana.
Jonina Duker
BEIDICK (~ Minsk), DUKER (~ Minsk), GOLDBERG ?, GORODINSKY (Minsk), KATZ
(Latvia), LEVINE (~ Minsk ?), RACHMAN (Salakas, Simferopol), SCHMUELIWITZ
(~ Minsk ?), SIEGEL (~ Vilna), STRAUSS (Ekaterinaslav ?)
ARLICK (Oshminiany), BROWN (Satu Mare), FRIEDLER (Soljataznan),
GOLDSTEIN, LICHTMAN (Csenger, Satu Mare), LITZKY (Golshany), RAPAPORT
(Ermihalyfalva/Mihalyfalva), SCHLESINGER.


Searching: Menachem Alexander WOHLGEMUT, b.ca 1934, Germany #general

M Schejtman <mario_m@...>
 

Shalom,

I am helping a relative who does not have a computer, try and trace her
brother.

When the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933 the WOHLGEMUT family
left for Riga.
Father- Yehuda Arieh (Ari) WOHLGEMUT b.1903
Mother- Hanna WOHLGEMUT (SCHARSCHEVSKI) b.1905
Son- Menachem Alexander b~1934
Son- Benjamin b.1935 (in Riga)
Daughter- Rachel Rivkah b.1939 (in Riga)

When the Russians took over Riga in 1941, the family was deported to
Siberia. 7 year old Menachem Alexander was left behind in a hospital in
Riga. The Russians wouldn't let the family go and get him. In 1947 the
family left Russia and traveled through Germany to Holland and finally
settled in Switzerland.

Benjamin and Rivkah are seeking their long lost brother.

If anyone had any contact with a man who has a similar story, or anyone
who has any information about patients in Riga hospitals during the war.
Any bit of info may help.

Menachem Alexander WOHLGEMUT should be now in his 60's. He may have
changed his name completely. We have no clue as to his whereabouts since
December of 1941.

Please answer privately

Merav Schejtman
Jerusalem Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Menachem Alexander WOHLGEMUT, b.ca 1934, Germany #general

M Schejtman <mario_m@...>
 

Shalom,

I am helping a relative who does not have a computer, try and trace her
brother.

When the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933 the WOHLGEMUT family
left for Riga.
Father- Yehuda Arieh (Ari) WOHLGEMUT b.1903
Mother- Hanna WOHLGEMUT (SCHARSCHEVSKI) b.1905
Son- Menachem Alexander b~1934
Son- Benjamin b.1935 (in Riga)
Daughter- Rachel Rivkah b.1939 (in Riga)

When the Russians took over Riga in 1941, the family was deported to
Siberia. 7 year old Menachem Alexander was left behind in a hospital in
Riga. The Russians wouldn't let the family go and get him. In 1947 the
family left Russia and traveled through Germany to Holland and finally
settled in Switzerland.

Benjamin and Rivkah are seeking their long lost brother.

If anyone had any contact with a man who has a similar story, or anyone
who has any information about patients in Riga hospitals during the war.
Any bit of info may help.

Menachem Alexander WOHLGEMUT should be now in his 60's. He may have
changed his name completely. We have no clue as to his whereabouts since
December of 1941.

Please answer privately

Merav Schejtman
Jerusalem Israel