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Re: Mousia, etc. #general

Ada <adag@...>
 

Alan Shuchat was asking about Russian/diminutive names. I recall a distant
relative of mine called Mousia, a female, >from Ukraine, Russia. To the
best of my knowledge that was her complete name and was considered Yiddish.

My grandmother's name was Aidya, not a diminutive, not really Russian, but
Yiddish also and was made up by her family and the rabbi to bring better
luck to her since she had been sickly as an infant. Her original name had
been Yehudit and the rabbi took the letters of Yehuda -- yud, hay, daled,
aleph and switched them around to aleph, yud, yud, daled, hay to come up
with Aidya (Aidyeh).

This was also the name I was given at birth.

Ada Glustein,
Vancouver, Canada

Searching:

GLUSTEIN - Uman, Kammeny Krinitsa, Kamenetz-Podolskiy Gubernia


Details in London Jewish records #general

Ben Elton <ben@...>
 

What details would be given in a record kept by the Hambro Synagogue of a
marriage in 1860?

Ben Elton


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Mousia, etc. #general

Ada <adag@...>
 

Alan Shuchat was asking about Russian/diminutive names. I recall a distant
relative of mine called Mousia, a female, >from Ukraine, Russia. To the
best of my knowledge that was her complete name and was considered Yiddish.

My grandmother's name was Aidya, not a diminutive, not really Russian, but
Yiddish also and was made up by her family and the rabbi to bring better
luck to her since she had been sickly as an infant. Her original name had
been Yehudit and the rabbi took the letters of Yehuda -- yud, hay, daled,
aleph and switched them around to aleph, yud, yud, daled, hay to come up
with Aidya (Aidyeh).

This was also the name I was given at birth.

Ada Glustein,
Vancouver, Canada

Searching:

GLUSTEIN - Uman, Kammeny Krinitsa, Kamenetz-Podolskiy Gubernia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Details in London Jewish records #general

Ben Elton <ben@...>
 

What details would be given in a record kept by the Hambro Synagogue of a
marriage in 1860?

Ben Elton


Searching: Simon LEVICK, Radzonow (Pol.) to Glasgow #general

Patricia A. J. Kay, M.D. <kay@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I am seeking help for my brother-in-law, Simon Webber who lives in England
and does not have access to email.
His grandfather,Simon LEVICK was listed in Scotland in
the archives of Glasgow's Garnethill Synagogue as having been born in
Radzonow, Poland. Simon LEVICK also had a son Lyons LEVICK who married my
aunt, Rebecca FREEMAN.
I did a search of the discussion group archives and found a letter from
Nancy Grossman who was also searching for LEVICK in Glasgow but
unfortunately her email (a German address) bounced.
If any of this is familiar please contact me.
Thank you,
Patricia Kay,
Stratford, NJ

RUDNIK, JACOBS, SOCHART : Vilna
FREEMAN : Riga,Newcastle,Glasgow
Hyman,Rachel, ROSENTHAL :Leeds
GORDON,Leeds


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Simon LEVICK, Radzonow (Pol.) to Glasgow #general

Patricia A. J. Kay, M.D. <kay@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I am seeking help for my brother-in-law, Simon Webber who lives in England
and does not have access to email.
His grandfather,Simon LEVICK was listed in Scotland in
the archives of Glasgow's Garnethill Synagogue as having been born in
Radzonow, Poland. Simon LEVICK also had a son Lyons LEVICK who married my
aunt, Rebecca FREEMAN.
I did a search of the discussion group archives and found a letter from
Nancy Grossman who was also searching for LEVICK in Glasgow but
unfortunately her email (a German address) bounced.
If any of this is familiar please contact me.
Thank you,
Patricia Kay,
Stratford, NJ

RUDNIK, JACOBS, SOCHART : Vilna
FREEMAN : Riga,Newcastle,Glasgow
Hyman,Rachel, ROSENTHAL :Leeds
GORDON,Leeds


Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto) #general

Valerie Miller Fox <vfox@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto)
invites you to its next meeting:

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 1999

Place: Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue
470 Glencairn Avenue
Toronto, Ontario

Time: 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m. )

Topic: The Rothschilds, Myth and Reality

Speaker: Professor Derek Penslar,
University of Toronto
Department of History
Judaic Studies

The professor will explore the myths and legends that grew up among the Jews
regarding the Rothschild dynasty. As well, he will compare and contrast the
Rothschild to other well-known philanthropic families such as Montefiore,
Warburg, Baron de Hirsch. He will also touch on the cultural, social and
economic aspects.

We hope to see you for this important event.

free to members
$3.00 to non members

Gert Rogers.
President

for further information email Valerie Miller Fox , vice president at
vfox@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto) #general

Valerie Miller Fox <vfox@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto)
invites you to its next meeting:

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 1999

Place: Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue
470 Glencairn Avenue
Toronto, Ontario

Time: 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m. )

Topic: The Rothschilds, Myth and Reality

Speaker: Professor Derek Penslar,
University of Toronto
Department of History
Judaic Studies

The professor will explore the myths and legends that grew up among the Jews
regarding the Rothschild dynasty. As well, he will compare and contrast the
Rothschild to other well-known philanthropic families such as Montefiore,
Warburg, Baron de Hirsch. He will also touch on the cultural, social and
economic aspects.

We hope to see you for this important event.

free to members
$3.00 to non members

Gert Rogers.
President

for further information email Valerie Miller Fox , vice president at
vfox@...


Re: Where can I find records of Rabbis? #general

David Ziants <davidz@...>
 

Natalie Masters wrote:
I need to find records of my great, great grandfather, Mark HORNSTEIN,
who was a Rabbi in Romania and London.
A Rabbi does/did not have to necessarily be a Rabbi of a synagogue
community, although many are/were.

In the case he did take on a Rabbinic community position when moving to
the UK, you could try writing to the United Synagogue, or Federation
of Synagogues, being two main synagogue bodies that existed in G. Britain
at the beginning of the century. You could also try contacting the
London School of Jewish Studies (formerly called Jews'College) to see
if they have any information.

David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where can I find records of Rabbis? #general

David Ziants <davidz@...>
 

Natalie Masters wrote:
I need to find records of my great, great grandfather, Mark HORNSTEIN,
who was a Rabbi in Romania and London.
A Rabbi does/did not have to necessarily be a Rabbi of a synagogue
community, although many are/were.

In the case he did take on a Rabbinic community position when moving to
the UK, you could try writing to the United Synagogue, or Federation
of Synagogues, being two main synagogue bodies that existed in G. Britain
at the beginning of the century. You could also try contacting the
London School of Jewish Studies (formerly called Jews'College) to see
if they have any information.

David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel


Searching: KAPLAN and CARNIS, Romania or Bessarabia to MN #general

Howard M. Kaplan <howardmk@...>
 

Thanks to several genners, I found the needed shtetl of Radomysl,
Ukraine, to begin climbing my paternal family tree. However, I haven't
been able to locate a single item of data about my mother's family. My
maternal gm's name was Anna CARNIS. They originated in Romania or
Bessarabia, as near as I can determine. I have NO hometown or shtetl for
them. My mother's name was Bertha Beatrice CARNIS. She had four brothers
-- Mike, Harry, Louis and "Chatz" (I don't know his English name), and
one sister, Rose. Mike and Harry lived, worked and married in St. Paul,
MN. Mike's wife's name was Yetta PODOLSKY or PODOLOSKY or some such.
They had one son, Milton (Herschel) who graduated >from St. Paul Humboldt
High School and in later life married and sired a son, named Michael. I
believe he is a fireman in suburban Minneapolis, MN, is married, and has
two children of his own -- a son and daughter.. "Chatz" was the family
"black sheep" and wound up in Minnesota's state prison where his life
ended. Louis changed his name to Richard CARNIS and moved to NYC where
he worked for Loews Theater Corp., >from at least 1937-45. I don't know
if he married or not, died in NYC or not. Rose married a Robert BERKUS
from St. Paul, MN, and they moved to Los Angeles, CA in the early '30s.
She had one daughter, Charlotte, and one son, Herbert. Charlotte married
an Al (Albert? Alvin?) COHEN, who was a writer for the Jack Benny shows.
Herb graduated >from USC ('49) in Journalism and worked briefly for the
Arcadia (CA) Tribune as a sports writer. He married a girl (whose name I
don't recall) and lived in Santa Monica,where we last saw the entire
BERKUS family in 1963. If ANYONE can furnish me a single clue or tip on
locating that side of my family, I'd be eternally grateful and willing
to do searches in the Denver/Colorado area in return. Thanx for any
help.
Howard M. Kaplan, Englewood, CO.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: KAPLAN and CARNIS, Romania or Bessarabia to MN #general

Howard M. Kaplan <howardmk@...>
 

Thanks to several genners, I found the needed shtetl of Radomysl,
Ukraine, to begin climbing my paternal family tree. However, I haven't
been able to locate a single item of data about my mother's family. My
maternal gm's name was Anna CARNIS. They originated in Romania or
Bessarabia, as near as I can determine. I have NO hometown or shtetl for
them. My mother's name was Bertha Beatrice CARNIS. She had four brothers
-- Mike, Harry, Louis and "Chatz" (I don't know his English name), and
one sister, Rose. Mike and Harry lived, worked and married in St. Paul,
MN. Mike's wife's name was Yetta PODOLSKY or PODOLOSKY or some such.
They had one son, Milton (Herschel) who graduated >from St. Paul Humboldt
High School and in later life married and sired a son, named Michael. I
believe he is a fireman in suburban Minneapolis, MN, is married, and has
two children of his own -- a son and daughter.. "Chatz" was the family
"black sheep" and wound up in Minnesota's state prison where his life
ended. Louis changed his name to Richard CARNIS and moved to NYC where
he worked for Loews Theater Corp., >from at least 1937-45. I don't know
if he married or not, died in NYC or not. Rose married a Robert BERKUS
from St. Paul, MN, and they moved to Los Angeles, CA in the early '30s.
She had one daughter, Charlotte, and one son, Herbert. Charlotte married
an Al (Albert? Alvin?) COHEN, who was a writer for the Jack Benny shows.
Herb graduated >from USC ('49) in Journalism and worked briefly for the
Arcadia (CA) Tribune as a sports writer. He married a girl (whose name I
don't recall) and lived in Santa Monica,where we last saw the entire
BERKUS family in 1963. If ANYONE can furnish me a single clue or tip on
locating that side of my family, I'd be eternally grateful and willing
to do searches in the Denver/Colorado area in return. Thanx for any
help.
Howard M. Kaplan, Englewood, CO.


Governor Don SIEGELMAN (Alabama) #general

Janet Reagan <sapres@...>
 

Don Siegelman is NOT Jewish...he is Catholic. Not aware of any Jewish
ancestry. HOWEVER, his wife is very Jewish, born Lori Allen in Birmingham.
Lori was Bat Mitzvahed at Temple Beth-El in B'ham, daughter Dana in
Montgomery, and son Joseph will be Bar Mitzvahed in Montgomery, while his
father is serving as governor! I grew up with Lori and her sister
Karen...our parents were very close friends.
As an aside: Don's opponent in the Democratic primary, Lenora Pate, is not
Jewish, but is married to Steve Brickman, a Jewish attorney who sits on the
board of every Jewish agency in the city, and she is a life member of Hadassah!

Don's name WAS pronounced "Seeegleman", now it is "Siggleman"...some think
that is his handler's recommendation to keep >from sounding so Jewish! Who
knows? Religion was NOT an issue in our elections, and he won by a landslide!

Janet Goldstein Reagan
Birmingham, Alabama


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Governor Don SIEGELMAN (Alabama) #general

Janet Reagan <sapres@...>
 

Don Siegelman is NOT Jewish...he is Catholic. Not aware of any Jewish
ancestry. HOWEVER, his wife is very Jewish, born Lori Allen in Birmingham.
Lori was Bat Mitzvahed at Temple Beth-El in B'ham, daughter Dana in
Montgomery, and son Joseph will be Bar Mitzvahed in Montgomery, while his
father is serving as governor! I grew up with Lori and her sister
Karen...our parents were very close friends.
As an aside: Don's opponent in the Democratic primary, Lenora Pate, is not
Jewish, but is married to Steve Brickman, a Jewish attorney who sits on the
board of every Jewish agency in the city, and she is a life member of Hadassah!

Don's name WAS pronounced "Seeegleman", now it is "Siggleman"...some think
that is his handler's recommendation to keep >from sounding so Jewish! Who
knows? Religion was NOT an issue in our elections, and he won by a landslide!

Janet Goldstein Reagan
Birmingham, Alabama


Email to Andrea Rosenblum re ORETSKY bounced #general

Neil K. Nelson <nkn@...>
 

While doing a search thru the Discussion Group Archives for info regarding my
maternal gf Mnasha URETSKY, I found an old post by Andrea Robin Rosenblum saying
she was searching for ORETSKY. I'd like to get in touch with Andrea, but her
post is 4 years old and the e-mail address is no longer valid. I've tried
searching for her in various web-related databases, but the two other addresses
I found also bounced.

So if Andrea is reading this, please contact me. And if anybody is researching URETSKY or any
variant thereof, then please, please, PLEASE, contact me!

Neil K. Nelson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Email to Andrea Rosenblum re ORETSKY bounced #general

Neil K. Nelson <nkn@...>
 

While doing a search thru the Discussion Group Archives for info regarding my
maternal gf Mnasha URETSKY, I found an old post by Andrea Robin Rosenblum saying
she was searching for ORETSKY. I'd like to get in touch with Andrea, but her
post is 4 years old and the e-mail address is no longer valid. I've tried
searching for her in various web-related databases, but the two other addresses
I found also bounced.

So if Andrea is reading this, please contact me. And if anybody is researching URETSKY or any
variant thereof, then please, please, PLEASE, contact me!

Neil K. Nelson


Need help identifying a Jewish Cookbook! #general

JGLois@...
 

I assure you my interest is genealogical; I have little interest in
cooking <G>.

The discussion of recipes a few months back on this forum caused
a "lightbulb to go off in my head" when I came across an old cookbook
belonging to my mother. I would like to establish the source of this
book because I am puzzled, since we lived Perkasie, Pennsylvania
(a small town in eastern PA), as to how my mother came to possess
this book. I am wondering if one of the recipe contributors might have
been a relative.Unfortunately the cover is missing and I cannot find any
reference to the source of this book.

It appears to have been compiled by women belonging to some
organization or synagogue, for fundraising purposes, with the recipes
having been contributed by these women. It is divided into sections as
follows (although I am not certain I have all the sections): Appetizers,
Soups, Vegtables, Fish, Milchig Macherie, Meats Poultry, Lotkas und
Knoedlach, Salads and Dressings, L'Chaim, Yontav Machulim, Eppes Essen.

The book appears to have originated in Wisconsin. There are several
advertisements within the book >from that area. [Sheboygan Badger
Liquer Co., 1313 Franklin St., Manitowoc, Wisconsin advertizing Welch's
Sweet Wine for 98 cents, etc.

I think I remember my mother using this book in the 1950's and possibly
earlier. It has a wide plastic spiral binding and I think that the missing
cover was blue and white.

If someone can identify the place, organization of origin, and time period
of this book I might be able to find a family link, and if anyone wishes me
to search for the name of a contributor to the book I will be glad to do so.

Lois Sernoff [Philadelphia, PA, US]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help identifying a Jewish Cookbook! #general

JGLois@...
 

I assure you my interest is genealogical; I have little interest in
cooking <G>.

The discussion of recipes a few months back on this forum caused
a "lightbulb to go off in my head" when I came across an old cookbook
belonging to my mother. I would like to establish the source of this
book because I am puzzled, since we lived Perkasie, Pennsylvania
(a small town in eastern PA), as to how my mother came to possess
this book. I am wondering if one of the recipe contributors might have
been a relative.Unfortunately the cover is missing and I cannot find any
reference to the source of this book.

It appears to have been compiled by women belonging to some
organization or synagogue, for fundraising purposes, with the recipes
having been contributed by these women. It is divided into sections as
follows (although I am not certain I have all the sections): Appetizers,
Soups, Vegtables, Fish, Milchig Macherie, Meats Poultry, Lotkas und
Knoedlach, Salads and Dressings, L'Chaim, Yontav Machulim, Eppes Essen.

The book appears to have originated in Wisconsin. There are several
advertisements within the book >from that area. [Sheboygan Badger
Liquer Co., 1313 Franklin St., Manitowoc, Wisconsin advertizing Welch's
Sweet Wine for 98 cents, etc.

I think I remember my mother using this book in the 1950's and possibly
earlier. It has a wide plastic spiral binding and I think that the missing
cover was blue and white.

If someone can identify the place, organization of origin, and time period
of this book I might be able to find a family link, and if anyone wishes me
to search for the name of a contributor to the book I will be glad to do so.

Lois Sernoff [Philadelphia, PA, US]


Searching: Louis KYEZOR, Frankfurt, b. 1790s #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

I am trying to establish the family tree of Louis KYEZOR. He was born In
Frankfurt some time in the 1790s - ages
attributed to him in the various Censuses and elsewhere place his birth
year between 1793 and 1797. He came to England early in the 19th century.
He spent most of his life in London and Middlesex but the first reference
to him is in 1830 when he was in Doncaster, Yorkshire and the family were
in London >from the late 1830s. He was a watchmaker.

He had several children - Jessie (or Jessy or Jessey), Louis, George,
Henry, Matilda. It is possible his father was John KYEZOR who was aged 90
at the 1841 Census. His wife was Sophia Flora KYEZOR who died of apoplexy
in 1839 in London aged 36.

Louis KYEZOR senior eventually lived at Witton, now in Twickenham, where he
was active and a local benefactor. He came to prominence in 1869 when he
was murdered. He was buried at Bancroft Road cemetery (in the same road as
the Tower Hamlets Local History Library). Unfortunately the cemetery was
bombed during the war so it is not possible to view the headstone. Moreover
the records of the cemetery were also lost in the bombing of the Western
Synagogue.

His son Louis, also a watchmaker, had 10 children, most of whom I have
been unable to trace except for George (1857-1924). I am told that Louis
senior's son Henry lived in Hounslow.

His son Louis died in 1887 aged 54; one of his daughters became Mrs Henry
HEILBRON. This was probably Matilda, who inherited most of his estate. A
grand-daughter was a gifted child musician, Mademoiselle Sophia Flora
HEILBRON.

I should very much like to know more about the family. I have no knowledge
of any of them after George's death in 1924. It is possible that the name
was changed by some of them at some point.

Any information would be gratefully received.

Harold Pollins
Oxford


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Louis KYEZOR, Frankfurt, b. 1790s #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

I am trying to establish the family tree of Louis KYEZOR. He was born In
Frankfurt some time in the 1790s - ages
attributed to him in the various Censuses and elsewhere place his birth
year between 1793 and 1797. He came to England early in the 19th century.
He spent most of his life in London and Middlesex but the first reference
to him is in 1830 when he was in Doncaster, Yorkshire and the family were
in London >from the late 1830s. He was a watchmaker.

He had several children - Jessie (or Jessy or Jessey), Louis, George,
Henry, Matilda. It is possible his father was John KYEZOR who was aged 90
at the 1841 Census. His wife was Sophia Flora KYEZOR who died of apoplexy
in 1839 in London aged 36.

Louis KYEZOR senior eventually lived at Witton, now in Twickenham, where he
was active and a local benefactor. He came to prominence in 1869 when he
was murdered. He was buried at Bancroft Road cemetery (in the same road as
the Tower Hamlets Local History Library). Unfortunately the cemetery was
bombed during the war so it is not possible to view the headstone. Moreover
the records of the cemetery were also lost in the bombing of the Western
Synagogue.

His son Louis, also a watchmaker, had 10 children, most of whom I have
been unable to trace except for George (1857-1924). I am told that Louis
senior's son Henry lived in Hounslow.

His son Louis died in 1887 aged 54; one of his daughters became Mrs Henry
HEILBRON. This was probably Matilda, who inherited most of his estate. A
grand-daughter was a gifted child musician, Mademoiselle Sophia Flora
HEILBRON.

I should very much like to know more about the family. I have no knowledge
of any of them after George's death in 1924. It is possible that the name
was changed by some of them at some point.

Any information would be gratefully received.

Harold Pollins
Oxford