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searching: COHEN, formerly Sheinhouse/Sheinhaus/Sheinheuz #general

gen@...
 

I'm seeking the descendants of two brothers of a seven sibling
family, who came >from Radoshkovichi, Molodechno & Smorgon in
the Vileika uezd of Belarus.

They were all children of Chaim SHEINHOUSE also spelled
SHEINHAUX & SHEINHEUZ. All of the brothers changed their names
to COHEN after arriving in New York.

Jacob Cohen, also called Selig, came to New York in the 1870s
or 1880s, married a blacksmith's daughter named Channah or
Hannah. They initially lived in the Boro Park section of
Brooklyn NY. They had 5 children the oldest of which was Harry
and is supposed to have moved with a sister to Chicago.

Jacob developed 2nd biggest cloak and suit manufacturing plant
in the country and employed 1500 people at 424 Broadway, just
North of Canal St in New York City. We know that the firm was
in operation at least until 1910, but we don't know if it
survived the huge cloak and suit strike of 1913-15.

The oldest brother Label (Louis or Leon) is believed not to
have changed his name. We don't know if he married but he
remained very close to his sister in law Sophie's family after
his brother Wolf COHEN died in 1913.

The other siblings of this family were Wolf, Sarah or Sore,
Abraham, Rischke & Schmuel.

If you are a descendant of either Jacob or Label or know this
family please contact me privately.

Best regards,
Stephen A. Cohen

BAUM:Germany/Bosen; EISENKRAMER & LEFEVRE: Germany/Rhineland
Palatine/Berlin/E Prussia; BASIST/BASSIST/BAKSZT/BAKECH/
BASHIST: Belarus/Lida Dist; BIRNBAUM/GOLDBERG/LEINKRAM:
Poland/Krakow; GELLER:Poland/Mielec; KREINDLER: Poland; SCHNEPS
/SHNEPS/SZNEPS: Poland/Debica formerly Dembitz/Tarnow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen searching: COHEN, formerly Sheinhouse/Sheinhaus/Sheinheuz #general

gen@...
 

I'm seeking the descendants of two brothers of a seven sibling
family, who came >from Radoshkovichi, Molodechno & Smorgon in
the Vileika uezd of Belarus.

They were all children of Chaim SHEINHOUSE also spelled
SHEINHAUX & SHEINHEUZ. All of the brothers changed their names
to COHEN after arriving in New York.

Jacob Cohen, also called Selig, came to New York in the 1870s
or 1880s, married a blacksmith's daughter named Channah or
Hannah. They initially lived in the Boro Park section of
Brooklyn NY. They had 5 children the oldest of which was Harry
and is supposed to have moved with a sister to Chicago.

Jacob developed 2nd biggest cloak and suit manufacturing plant
in the country and employed 1500 people at 424 Broadway, just
North of Canal St in New York City. We know that the firm was
in operation at least until 1910, but we don't know if it
survived the huge cloak and suit strike of 1913-15.

The oldest brother Label (Louis or Leon) is believed not to
have changed his name. We don't know if he married but he
remained very close to his sister in law Sophie's family after
his brother Wolf COHEN died in 1913.

The other siblings of this family were Wolf, Sarah or Sore,
Abraham, Rischke & Schmuel.

If you are a descendant of either Jacob or Label or know this
family please contact me privately.

Best regards,
Stephen A. Cohen

BAUM:Germany/Bosen; EISENKRAMER & LEFEVRE: Germany/Rhineland
Palatine/Berlin/E Prussia; BASIST/BASSIST/BAKSZT/BAKECH/
BASHIST: Belarus/Lida Dist; BIRNBAUM/GOLDBERG/LEINKRAM:
Poland/Krakow; GELLER:Poland/Mielec; KREINDLER: Poland; SCHNEPS
/SHNEPS/SZNEPS: Poland/Debica formerly Dembitz/Tarnow


Searching: WEINER, Zurich, Switzerland #general

Kamtraub@...
 

I have the name of a distant cousin who lives in Zurich, Switzerland. I do
not have an address, e-mail or phone number for her, but I am hoping someone
in Zurich might be able to help me to make a connection.

If you think you might be of assistance, please contact me privately.

Thanks,

Phil WEINTRAUB
Oakland, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: WEINER, Zurich, Switzerland #general

Kamtraub@...
 

I have the name of a distant cousin who lives in Zurich, Switzerland. I do
not have an address, e-mail or phone number for her, but I am hoping someone
in Zurich might be able to help me to make a connection.

If you think you might be of assistance, please contact me privately.

Thanks,

Phil WEINTRAUB
Oakland, California


message correction #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

In my last posting there appeared a garbled sentence, which was supposed to
read as follows:

"In the book of Genesis, Jacob, whose name is changed to Israel in this
story, was the grandson of Sarah."

Sorry for the garbling, which resulted >from careless editing on my part!

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen message correction #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

In my last posting there appeared a garbled sentence, which was supposed to
read as follows:

"In the book of Genesis, Jacob, whose name is changed to Israel in this
story, was the grandson of Sarah."

Sorry for the garbling, which resulted >from careless editing on my part!

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


Re: Jewish sites #general

JimYarin <jimyarin@...>
 

Yossi R. writes:
A Gloger wrote:
Recently found a search engine that is like Yahoo only it is
Jewish:http://metzia.com

How could that site possibly NOT list JewishGen among its genealogy
sites????

Yossi Rosen
It IS listed.

Jim Yarin
Somerville, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish sites #general

JimYarin <jimyarin@...>
 

Yossi R. writes:
A Gloger wrote:
Recently found a search engine that is like Yahoo only it is
Jewish:http://metzia.com

How could that site possibly NOT list JewishGen among its genealogy
sites????

Yossi Rosen
It IS listed.

Jim Yarin
Somerville, MA


Fw: David Gorodok - what uzed? #belarus

Larry Gaum <lgaum@...>
 

Although this reply was written on Nov. 20th, it was not posted.
Larry Gaum
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From: Larry Gaum <lgaum@total.net>
To: Belarus SIG <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: Re: David Gorodok - what uzed?
Date: November 20, 1998 12:29 PM



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From: JoanK16157@aol.com
To: Belarus SIG <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: David Gorodok - what uzed?
Date: November 20, 1998 8:23 AM

Hi,
Is the town of David Gorodok in Minsk uezd?
I think it is in Brest.
Larry Gaum


Belarus SIG #Belarus Fw: David Gorodok - what uzed? #belarus

Larry Gaum <lgaum@...>
 

Although this reply was written on Nov. 20th, it was not posted.
Larry Gaum
----------

From: Larry Gaum <lgaum@total.net>
To: Belarus SIG <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: Re: David Gorodok - what uzed?
Date: November 20, 1998 12:29 PM



----------
From: JoanK16157@aol.com
To: Belarus SIG <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: David Gorodok - what uzed?
Date: November 20, 1998 8:23 AM

Hi,
Is the town of David Gorodok in Minsk uezd?
I think it is in Brest.
Larry Gaum


Re: A gymnazia in Minsk? #belarus

MALKA1234@...
 

Our immigrants (my mother in law and extended family) >from Wolkowisk in Minsk
gubernia told of the closing of the gymnazia to Jews in the 20's (and the
attendant threat of of instant military draft to boys not in school)- which
makes it logical that they had served the Jewish population previously.. Our
family attended a private Jewish school largely managed by Ha shomeretz yair
(sp?).. but that didn't keep the military away - so they left. I think some
of this is mentioned in the English portion of the Wolkowisk Yiskor Book..

Meg Power
NOVOGRODSKI -Wolkowisk,Novogrudok
SCHIFF- Beresovica
UNOWICH- Wolkowisk, Tiflis


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: A gymnazia in Minsk? #belarus

MALKA1234@...
 

Our immigrants (my mother in law and extended family) >from Wolkowisk in Minsk
gubernia told of the closing of the gymnazia to Jews in the 20's (and the
attendant threat of of instant military draft to boys not in school)- which
makes it logical that they had served the Jewish population previously.. Our
family attended a private Jewish school largely managed by Ha shomeretz yair
(sp?).. but that didn't keep the military away - so they left. I think some
of this is mentioned in the English portion of the Wolkowisk Yiskor Book..

Meg Power
NOVOGRODSKI -Wolkowisk,Novogrudok
SCHIFF- Beresovica
UNOWICH- Wolkowisk, Tiflis


Re: Jewish communities of Minsk gubernia (1905). #belarus

MALKA1234@...
 

Very interesting, Vitaly! thank you - . Do you also have Wolkowisk in the
original ? And do you know how they defined the poor ? The proportions are
dramatic in some towns..

Meg Power
McLean, VA
NOVOGRODSKI -Wolkowisk,Novogrudok
SCHIFF- Beresovica
UNOWICH- Wolkowisk, Tiflis


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Jewish communities of Minsk gubernia (1905). #belarus

MALKA1234@...
 

Very interesting, Vitaly! thank you - . Do you also have Wolkowisk in the
original ? And do you know how they defined the poor ? The proportions are
dramatic in some towns..

Meg Power
McLean, VA
NOVOGRODSKI -Wolkowisk,Novogrudok
SCHIFF- Beresovica
UNOWICH- Wolkowisk, Tiflis


Re: belarus digest: November 29, 1998 #belarus

ELGOLD1@...
 

In Reply to Israel Pickholtz:

Behemle is Begomel, a small town between Borisov and Dokshitsy. Boris Gitlin,
formerly a Jewish community leader in Borisov and now living in Canada, told
me his family is >from Begomel, and we passed through there on our way to visit
Dokshitsy in 1996. As for Pohost (Pogost), I seem to recall that there were
several different places called Pogost in Belarus. We were told that there was
an old settlement called Pogost that had been absorbed by Borisov. I see
Vitaly Charn lists a Pogost in Igumen uezd, one in Slutsk Uezd and two in
Pinsk Uezd.

Eric Goldstein


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: belarus digest: November 29, 1998 #belarus

ELGOLD1@...
 

In Reply to Israel Pickholtz:

Behemle is Begomel, a small town between Borisov and Dokshitsy. Boris Gitlin,
formerly a Jewish community leader in Borisov and now living in Canada, told
me his family is >from Begomel, and we passed through there on our way to visit
Dokshitsy in 1996. As for Pohost (Pogost), I seem to recall that there were
several different places called Pogost in Belarus. We were told that there was
an old settlement called Pogost that had been absorbed by Borisov. I see
Vitaly Charn lists a Pogost in Igumen uezd, one in Slutsk Uezd and two in
Pinsk Uezd.

Eric Goldstein


Congratulations, Barbara! #belarus

dardasht@...
 

Congratulations, Barbara!
Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Wow! >from Salt
lake City seminar, to Boston (remember our session at Harvard with Bella
working on old directories??) and now this!

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
dardasht@ix.netcom.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Congratulations, Barbara! #belarus

dardasht@...
 

Congratulations, Barbara!
Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Wow! >from Salt
lake City seminar, to Boston (remember our session at Harvard with Bella
working on old directories??) and now this!

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
dardasht@ix.netcom.com


Matzos and Professor Leiman #belarus

East European Jewish Heritage Project <root@...>
 

30 November 1998

I don't want to clutter up the SIG letterbox with non-
genealogical material but to answer Allen Saxe's and Shelly
Dardashti's questions about matzos:

1) Matzos cost $1.25/kilo plus transport >from Kiev to Minsk.
We need 15 metric tons.
2) New equipment for matzo baking costs $48,000.
3) There may be some second hand equipment in Mogilev but I do
not have full information on it yet.
4) We have contacts within the government which, under present
conditions, will allow us to obtain sufficient flour. The
Chief Rabbi of Belarus, Sender Uritsky, however, is not
certain if the flour is kosher. There is probably a way
around that.

The chief advantage of making our own matzo here is that it
contributes to our goal of supporting cultural self-sufficiency
in the Belarussian Jewish community.

More genealogically, I had the opportunity, closer to a
privilege, last week of accompanying a group of American Jews who
had come to Minsk to present a Sefer Torah to the Minsk
Synagogue. They also visited religious sites in Mir, Radon and
Volozhyn. Their guide, Professor and Rabbi Sydney Leiman was
easily the most knowledgeable person I have met about the Jewish
past in East Europe. He is articulate, humane and devoted to the
preservation of the East European tradition. He is probably
known to many of you already. If ever you have a chance to
travel with him I would seize the opportunity.

Best regards >from the Matzo Free Zone,

Frank Swartz
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
13b Dauman Street
Minsk
220002
Republic of Belarus
tel/fax: +375 17 234 56 12/234 33 60
e-mail: root@eejhp.open.by


Belarus SIG #Belarus Matzos and Professor Leiman #belarus

East European Jewish Heritage Project <root@...>
 

30 November 1998

I don't want to clutter up the SIG letterbox with non-
genealogical material but to answer Allen Saxe's and Shelly
Dardashti's questions about matzos:

1) Matzos cost $1.25/kilo plus transport >from Kiev to Minsk.
We need 15 metric tons.
2) New equipment for matzo baking costs $48,000.
3) There may be some second hand equipment in Mogilev but I do
not have full information on it yet.
4) We have contacts within the government which, under present
conditions, will allow us to obtain sufficient flour. The
Chief Rabbi of Belarus, Sender Uritsky, however, is not
certain if the flour is kosher. There is probably a way
around that.

The chief advantage of making our own matzo here is that it
contributes to our goal of supporting cultural self-sufficiency
in the Belarussian Jewish community.

More genealogically, I had the opportunity, closer to a
privilege, last week of accompanying a group of American Jews who
had come to Minsk to present a Sefer Torah to the Minsk
Synagogue. They also visited religious sites in Mir, Radon and
Volozhyn. Their guide, Professor and Rabbi Sydney Leiman was
easily the most knowledgeable person I have met about the Jewish
past in East Europe. He is articulate, humane and devoted to the
preservation of the East European tradition. He is probably
known to many of you already. If ever you have a chance to
travel with him I would seize the opportunity.

Best regards >from the Matzo Free Zone,

Frank Swartz
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
13b Dauman Street
Minsk
220002
Republic of Belarus
tel/fax: +375 17 234 56 12/234 33 60
e-mail: root@eejhp.open.by