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Searching GOMETZ family, Brest Litovsk, around 1880 #general

eileen.price@...
 

Dear Jewishgenners,
This is my first attempt at a search for members of the GOMETZ family.
I have four different spellings: CHUMEC, CHOMETZ, CHOMITZ and GOMETZ.
The family came >from Brest Litovsk. The earliest names that I have are
Arye Leib CHUMEC, married to Pascha KAUMNAN. They had eleven children:
Gittel, Esther,Nachuma, Menicheh, Dineh, Leah, Froikeh, David, Avrum,
Morris, and Beryl. Beryl had a son named Aron (Aaron) who died in 1988
in Canada. David had a son named Asher who lived in Israel. Froikeh
came to the United States and lived in Cleveland, Ohio. He married
Kaleh and had four children, Rose, Bertha, Mary and Harry. Esther went
to London, England and married Israel ISENSTEIN. They had five
children, Betty, Manny, Joe, Rose, and Anne. I am in touch with
Esther's family. Avrum had a son Mendel who married Sarah. They lived =
in Philadelphia, PA. They had two sons, Morris and David. Mendel and =
Sarah lived in Florida during the 1960s, I believe. Sarah died in =
Florida in 1966. Their son Morris had three children, Ken, Martha, and =
Jonathan. Gittel GOMETZ, who is my pateranl grandmother, married Yitzah =
BLECHER. They had five children, Sol, Abe, Ben, Esther, and Morris. Ben =
Blecher was my father. He wanted me to try and trace the family.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Eileen Price
Denver, Colorado


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching GOMETZ family, Brest Litovsk, around 1880 #general

eileen.price@...
 

Dear Jewishgenners,
This is my first attempt at a search for members of the GOMETZ family.
I have four different spellings: CHUMEC, CHOMETZ, CHOMITZ and GOMETZ.
The family came >from Brest Litovsk. The earliest names that I have are
Arye Leib CHUMEC, married to Pascha KAUMNAN. They had eleven children:
Gittel, Esther,Nachuma, Menicheh, Dineh, Leah, Froikeh, David, Avrum,
Morris, and Beryl. Beryl had a son named Aron (Aaron) who died in 1988
in Canada. David had a son named Asher who lived in Israel. Froikeh
came to the United States and lived in Cleveland, Ohio. He married
Kaleh and had four children, Rose, Bertha, Mary and Harry. Esther went
to London, England and married Israel ISENSTEIN. They had five
children, Betty, Manny, Joe, Rose, and Anne. I am in touch with
Esther's family. Avrum had a son Mendel who married Sarah. They lived =
in Philadelphia, PA. They had two sons, Morris and David. Mendel and =
Sarah lived in Florida during the 1960s, I believe. Sarah died in =
Florida in 1966. Their son Morris had three children, Ken, Martha, and =
Jonathan. Gittel GOMETZ, who is my pateranl grandmother, married Yitzah =
BLECHER. They had five children, Sol, Abe, Ben, Esther, and Morris. Ben =
Blecher was my father. He wanted me to try and trace the family.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Eileen Price
Denver, Colorado


Help with deciphering a photo #general

Foodphile@...
 

I have a photo of my grandmother and her family which I believe was taken in
the Ukraine around 1902. I was wondering if anyone knows of a company or
private person who specializes in deciphering old photos? There is an object
on the floor that I cannot figure out at all. Also, everyone is dressed in
what appears to be, very fine clothing.....strange to me because I think the
family was very poor. I wonder if photography studios provided clothing for
their photo shoots? I would appreciate any feedback you may have. Thanks
very much.

Meryl Persky
Searching: DUNITZ (DUNETZ) Kovel, Russia, SALTZMAN Kovel, Russia, KETCHMAN
Ukraine, KELLNER Oustra-Polia, SUBMAN Oustra-Polia, HIRSCH (HIRSH) Grybow,
Galicia, LEDER (LEDERER) Ryglic, Galicia, GOLD Galicia,
SHEIER Galicia, SPERBER Galicia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with deciphering a photo #general

Foodphile@...
 

I have a photo of my grandmother and her family which I believe was taken in
the Ukraine around 1902. I was wondering if anyone knows of a company or
private person who specializes in deciphering old photos? There is an object
on the floor that I cannot figure out at all. Also, everyone is dressed in
what appears to be, very fine clothing.....strange to me because I think the
family was very poor. I wonder if photography studios provided clothing for
their photo shoots? I would appreciate any feedback you may have. Thanks
very much.

Meryl Persky
Searching: DUNITZ (DUNETZ) Kovel, Russia, SALTZMAN Kovel, Russia, KETCHMAN
Ukraine, KELLNER Oustra-Polia, SUBMAN Oustra-Polia, HIRSCH (HIRSH) Grybow,
Galicia, LEDER (LEDERER) Ryglic, Galicia, GOLD Galicia,
SHEIER Galicia, SPERBER Galicia


Searching: MENDLOWTIZ #general

The2thdkdr@...
 

I recently discovered the maiden name of my paternal, great, grandmother. Her
name was Regina (Rifke) Mendlowitz. She lived and died in Zemplen County, now
part of Slovakia. Relatives of hers, eventually emigrated to the U.S. One
was Louis Mendlowitz. He had two sons, Jack and Ernest Mendlowitz. At one
point they lived in Lakewood, New Jersey. I am trying to locate Jack or
Ernest who should be about 70 years old now. I find no evidence of them
living in Lakewood anymore.
Wayne Roth, Brooklyn, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: MENDLOWTIZ #general

The2thdkdr@...
 

I recently discovered the maiden name of my paternal, great, grandmother. Her
name was Regina (Rifke) Mendlowitz. She lived and died in Zemplen County, now
part of Slovakia. Relatives of hers, eventually emigrated to the U.S. One
was Louis Mendlowitz. He had two sons, Jack and Ernest Mendlowitz. At one
point they lived in Lakewood, New Jersey. I am trying to locate Jack or
Ernest who should be about 70 years old now. I find no evidence of them
living in Lakewood anymore.
Wayne Roth, Brooklyn, New York


London Jewish Chronicle Death Indexes #general

Joe Ross <nospam.laken@...>
 

Jewish Chronicle Indexes to paid for death insertions 1995-96-97-98
are now available for downloading. To see them, visit the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Great Britain website and look at the
Useful Links and Information Sources page - this will lead you to
files available for downloading.

http://www.ort.org/jgsgb



--
from Joe Ross in London England
laken@bcs.org.uk


Searching KEIL & FEINMAN #general

Terje Johannessen <terje.johannessen@...>
 

Hi.

Am looking for genealogy sites on the family history of Keil and Feinman.

Jenv Keil was born in Szikszv Hungary in 1907. The father is Herman Keil
born 1984 and mother Sali Feinman born in 1874.

Is there anyone who can help me either with adress for some person who works
with the same family or anything else?

All replies would be appreciated

Terje Johannessen
terje.johannessen@online.no


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen London Jewish Chronicle Death Indexes #general

Joe Ross <nospam.laken@...>
 

Jewish Chronicle Indexes to paid for death insertions 1995-96-97-98
are now available for downloading. To see them, visit the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Great Britain website and look at the
Useful Links and Information Sources page - this will lead you to
files available for downloading.

http://www.ort.org/jgsgb



--
from Joe Ross in London England
laken@bcs.org.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching KEIL & FEINMAN #general

Terje Johannessen <terje.johannessen@...>
 

Hi.

Am looking for genealogy sites on the family history of Keil and Feinman.

Jenv Keil was born in Szikszv Hungary in 1907. The father is Herman Keil
born 1984 and mother Sali Feinman born in 1874.

Is there anyone who can help me either with adress for some person who works
with the same family or anything else?

All replies would be appreciated

Terje Johannessen
terje.johannessen@online.no


trying to find a child hidden during WWII under a false #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

In 1990 or 1991 there was an article in the Wall Street Journal about
the problem of children hidden during the war under other identities, and
the adoptive parents not disclosing that fact to the children and some of
these children realizing after the adoptive parents' death (for all sorts
of reasons but such realizations were, unfortunately, not always
accompanied with the information that provided identity.) By
coincidence, I had just met Eugene Fisher (exact title and organization
escapes me) who is a Roman Catholic theologian. When I provided the WSJ
article he wrote to the church in Poland, and the final upshot, per my
recollection, was that the Roman Catholic Church in Poland would
cooperate with searches for hidden children before it is too late. I did
pass this correspondence on to ADL in NY (in US, ADL took the lead in
hidden children efforts -- in part because the head of ADL was himself a
hidden child). Is it possible to enlist the cooperation of the local
Roman Catholic authorities to approach the authorities in Poland? (or
did you try that long ago without success?)

Jonina Duker


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen trying to find a child hidden during WWII under a false #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

In 1990 or 1991 there was an article in the Wall Street Journal about
the problem of children hidden during the war under other identities, and
the adoptive parents not disclosing that fact to the children and some of
these children realizing after the adoptive parents' death (for all sorts
of reasons but such realizations were, unfortunately, not always
accompanied with the information that provided identity.) By
coincidence, I had just met Eugene Fisher (exact title and organization
escapes me) who is a Roman Catholic theologian. When I provided the WSJ
article he wrote to the church in Poland, and the final upshot, per my
recollection, was that the Roman Catholic Church in Poland would
cooperate with searches for hidden children before it is too late. I did
pass this correspondence on to ADL in NY (in US, ADL took the lead in
hidden children efforts -- in part because the head of ADL was himself a
hidden child). Is it possible to enlist the cooperation of the local
Roman Catholic authorities to approach the authorities in Poland? (or
did you try that long ago without success?)

Jonina Duker


Searching: ABRAMSON sisters, Galatz (Romania) New York/Venezuela #general

Kenneth J. <kshapiro@...>
 

My grandfather, Harry Henry Abramson, came to Baltimore, Maryland
from Galatz, Romania around the turn of the century. One sister
went to New York, and another to Venezuela. Looking for info.
on the sisters.

Ken Shapiro


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: ABRAMSON sisters, Galatz (Romania) New York/Venezuela #general

Kenneth J. <kshapiro@...>
 

My grandfather, Harry Henry Abramson, came to Baltimore, Maryland
from Galatz, Romania around the turn of the century. One sister
went to New York, and another to Venezuela. Looking for info.
on the sisters.

Ken Shapiro


Searching: KARFINKEL, Naleczow or Kotsk, Poland #general

DHamme5773@...
 

My father, Isaak Karfinkel, was a Holocaust survivor, born in Naleczow (or
Kotsk)! In 1907 (or 1905)! He alone survived, >from a family circle of some 90
people. He never found a relative until his death in 1994. I have found
variations of the name, but none >from Naleczow/Kotsk, on the JGFF. Other
family names were his mother, Pesa WEICHLEDER, >from Skierniewiece, and an
aunt, Matl CENDLER, in Lomza. He had been married in 1927 to Franya
KIRSCHENBLATT in Sosnowiece, where they lived up to the war; she and their
three children perished in the Holocaust, presumably at Auschwitz. Yad Vashem
has no record of any of these people, but did send me a copy of an index card
on my father >from the IRC (I had written to both these sources years ago,
before the Internet, with no results at all.) I fear that, not only have all
these relatives died, but there is no trace of them anywhere. If anyone has
knowledge of any of these names, I would be grateful to hear >from them.

Doris Karfinkel Hammerschlag, Teaneck, New Jersey


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: KARFINKEL, Naleczow or Kotsk, Poland #general

DHamme5773@...
 

My father, Isaak Karfinkel, was a Holocaust survivor, born in Naleczow (or
Kotsk)! In 1907 (or 1905)! He alone survived, >from a family circle of some 90
people. He never found a relative until his death in 1994. I have found
variations of the name, but none >from Naleczow/Kotsk, on the JGFF. Other
family names were his mother, Pesa WEICHLEDER, >from Skierniewiece, and an
aunt, Matl CENDLER, in Lomza. He had been married in 1927 to Franya
KIRSCHENBLATT in Sosnowiece, where they lived up to the war; she and their
three children perished in the Holocaust, presumably at Auschwitz. Yad Vashem
has no record of any of these people, but did send me a copy of an index card
on my father >from the IRC (I had written to both these sources years ago,
before the Internet, with no results at all.) I fear that, not only have all
these relatives died, but there is no trace of them anywhere. If anyone has
knowledge of any of these names, I would be grateful to hear >from them.

Doris Karfinkel Hammerschlag, Teaneck, New Jersey


Re: Reported ages on Passenger Lists #general

Rosa3035 <rosa3035@...>
 

Your posting:
<< In order to evaluate the validity of ages as reported on passenger ships'
manifests, I wonder what factors may have been operant during the late 19th
and early 20th centuries (such as fare structures, government regulations,
etc.) that may have led immigrants to falsify their ages.>>

My father arrived NY, USA around 1887 or 1888 >from the port of Antwerp,
Belgium. He was 12 years old, traveled alone, no family or friends, spoke no
English, only Yiddish, possibly Russian or Ukranian. The only thing that makes
any difference is that the Baron DeHirsh of Belgium arranged for ship passage
for any Jewish people wanting to emmigrate to USA and that might have made a
difference to the regulations.
Do you know whether the ships manifest listed passengers by original surname or
did they concoct a new name that they could write or print? If a new name was
listed, how can I find out the original, and if they used the original, how can
I find out what it was?
Am currently waiting for a government form to access passenger lists >from that
period.
Nathan Louis Greenberg
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Reported ages on Passenger Lists #general

Rosa3035 <rosa3035@...>
 

Your posting:
<< In order to evaluate the validity of ages as reported on passenger ships'
manifests, I wonder what factors may have been operant during the late 19th
and early 20th centuries (such as fare structures, government regulations,
etc.) that may have led immigrants to falsify their ages.>>

My father arrived NY, USA around 1887 or 1888 >from the port of Antwerp,
Belgium. He was 12 years old, traveled alone, no family or friends, spoke no
English, only Yiddish, possibly Russian or Ukranian. The only thing that makes
any difference is that the Baron DeHirsh of Belgium arranged for ship passage
for any Jewish people wanting to emmigrate to USA and that might have made a
difference to the regulations.
Do you know whether the ships manifest listed passengers by original surname or
did they concoct a new name that they could write or print? If a new name was
listed, how can I find out the original, and if they used the original, how can
I find out what it was?
Am currently waiting for a government form to access passenger lists >from that
period.
Nathan Louis Greenberg
San Diego, CA


Translator/genealogist in Israel needed #general

Joan Krotenberg
 

We are going to be in Israel >from March 16 -24 and will need to have a person
who is fluent in Hebrew and is knowledgable about genealogical and Holocaust
research resources in Israel. We are primarily dealing with people and
communities in Galicia, Poland and Russia. We would want you to accompany us
to the various archives in Israel. We expect to spend two to four days of our
time in Israel on this research. Please respond via e-mail.
Joan Krotenberg

Searching: MERER, CHESAK, Slonim and David Gorodok, Belarus
STREICHLER, BRODBAR, HIRSCHENFANG, Rohatyn, Knyazhnychi, Ukraine
KROTENBERG, COFSKY, KAFKA, Warsaw
HAGLER, FEIN, FELLER, Lutowiska, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translator/genealogist in Israel needed #general

Joan Krotenberg
 

We are going to be in Israel >from March 16 -24 and will need to have a person
who is fluent in Hebrew and is knowledgable about genealogical and Holocaust
research resources in Israel. We are primarily dealing with people and
communities in Galicia, Poland and Russia. We would want you to accompany us
to the various archives in Israel. We expect to spend two to four days of our
time in Israel on this research. Please respond via e-mail.
Joan Krotenberg

Searching: MERER, CHESAK, Slonim and David Gorodok, Belarus
STREICHLER, BRODBAR, HIRSCHENFANG, Rohatyn, Knyazhnychi, Ukraine
KROTENBERG, COFSKY, KAFKA, Warsaw
HAGLER, FEIN, FELLER, Lutowiska, Poland