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Re: Why did Jews slavicize their last names? #general

BONUS <yairharu@...>
 

David Goldman asked:
I have wondered whether any studies have been done to explain why certain
Jewish communities or families slavicized their original Germanic Jewish
last names, while others did not. Why did this happen, where and when?
I would presume that they did (or did not) do so for more or less the same
reasons that Jews arriving >from Europe in the USA, Britain, and other
English-speaking countries Anglicized (or did not Anglicize) their
Slavic/Germanic/Hebrew names.

I think that the answers are obvious and self-evident, for the most part,
and I shall not go into any details. If, however, you are prepared to
finance a Piece-Of-Cake "research", I am prepared to take it on for you for
a substantial sum <very wide grin + and belly laugh>.

All the best and a Shana Tova to all Jewish Genners,
Chaim Charutz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Why did Jews slavicize their last names? #general

BONUS <yairharu@...>
 

David Goldman asked:
I have wondered whether any studies have been done to explain why certain
Jewish communities or families slavicized their original Germanic Jewish
last names, while others did not. Why did this happen, where and when?
I would presume that they did (or did not) do so for more or less the same
reasons that Jews arriving >from Europe in the USA, Britain, and other
English-speaking countries Anglicized (or did not Anglicize) their
Slavic/Germanic/Hebrew names.

I think that the answers are obvious and self-evident, for the most part,
and I shall not go into any details. If, however, you are prepared to
finance a Piece-Of-Cake "research", I am prepared to take it on for you for
a substantial sum <very wide grin + and belly laugh>.

All the best and a Shana Tova to all Jewish Genners,
Chaim Charutz


Retirement Home for Rabbis in Lithuania #general

RM Hoffman <rmhoffman@...>
 

My great-grandfather, Velvel SHEDLOVSKY, reportedly died at the age of 104
years at a retirement home for rabbis in Lithuania. A son, Jacob J. SHEDLOV
(my grandfather), was born in 1873 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1892. Believe
he came >from Vilkoviskis so perhaps the retirement home was in that area.
There seems to be very few records >from Vilkoviskis. Does anyone out there
know how I can proceed on this?

Richard Hoffman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Retirement Home for Rabbis in Lithuania #general

RM Hoffman <rmhoffman@...>
 

My great-grandfather, Velvel SHEDLOVSKY, reportedly died at the age of 104
years at a retirement home for rabbis in Lithuania. A son, Jacob J. SHEDLOV
(my grandfather), was born in 1873 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1892. Believe
he came >from Vilkoviskis so perhaps the retirement home was in that area.
There seems to be very few records >from Vilkoviskis. Does anyone out there
know how I can proceed on this?

Richard Hoffman


MENDOZA family East End, London #general

Maurie Prendergast <maurie@...>
 

If your family attended the Bevis Marks Spanish Portugeuse Synagogue and
lived in this area in the 1700 / 1800s drop me an email.

Maurie Prendergast.
Australia.


SOLOMON family of Southampton #general

Maurie Prendergast <maurie@...>
 

If your family were >from the Portsmouth/Southampton areas in the 1700/1800s
drop me an email.

Maurie Prendergast.
Australia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MENDOZA family East End, London #general

Maurie Prendergast <maurie@...>
 

If your family attended the Bevis Marks Spanish Portugeuse Synagogue and
lived in this area in the 1700 / 1800s drop me an email.

Maurie Prendergast.
Australia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SOLOMON family of Southampton #general

Maurie Prendergast <maurie@...>
 

If your family were >from the Portsmouth/Southampton areas in the 1700/1800s
drop me an email.

Maurie Prendergast.
Australia.


Emile and Rose, Sheffield, England, Glascow 1950s #general

Gabor Zsolnay <gmz262@...>
 

Here is another longshot that might mean something to a JewGenner in
England--IF they know of or are related to a couple named "Emile and Rose"...
In my parents attic in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA this weekend, I found a
letter written to my grandparents by a Jewish couple >from Sheffield,
England in January 1954. My grandparents may have met this couple in
Nassau, Bahamas during a vacation. If someone on JewGen is related,
perhaps they would like a copy of the letter. Unfortunately, there are no
last names, but possibly enough clues >from the letter to guess the identity
as follows:

Emile and Rose _______ of Sheffield, England, were probably born in the
1880s or 1890s. Emile had a silversmith business with his brother in
Sheffield. Emile and Rose had a married daughter living in Glascow.
Emile's brother died in Sheffield in December 1953 after an illness of 6
months. In February 1954 Emile and Rose were sailing to Cape Town, South
Africa on business. Emile and Rose were hosting a dinner at their home for
"Professor KNEBS (?), who won the Noble Prize 1953. He is the Chairman of
the Friends of the Hebrew University in Sheffield." Emile and Rose were
giving a chair to the Hebrew University in his name for medicine.


If this sounds familiar, please write to:
Carol Adler Zsolnay at gmz262@nwu.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Emile and Rose, Sheffield, England, Glascow 1950s #general

Gabor Zsolnay <gmz262@...>
 

Here is another longshot that might mean something to a JewGenner in
England--IF they know of or are related to a couple named "Emile and Rose"...
In my parents attic in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA this weekend, I found a
letter written to my grandparents by a Jewish couple >from Sheffield,
England in January 1954. My grandparents may have met this couple in
Nassau, Bahamas during a vacation. If someone on JewGen is related,
perhaps they would like a copy of the letter. Unfortunately, there are no
last names, but possibly enough clues >from the letter to guess the identity
as follows:

Emile and Rose _______ of Sheffield, England, were probably born in the
1880s or 1890s. Emile had a silversmith business with his brother in
Sheffield. Emile and Rose had a married daughter living in Glascow.
Emile's brother died in Sheffield in December 1953 after an illness of 6
months. In February 1954 Emile and Rose were sailing to Cape Town, South
Africa on business. Emile and Rose were hosting a dinner at their home for
"Professor KNEBS (?), who won the Noble Prize 1953. He is the Chairman of
the Friends of the Hebrew University in Sheffield." Emile and Rose were
giving a chair to the Hebrew University in his name for medicine.


If this sounds familiar, please write to:
Carol Adler Zsolnay at gmz262@nwu.edu


Re: 1930 Census [was: 2000 Census] #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

SYLVIA GREENBERG wrote in message ...[snip]
I can't wait for
the 1930 census to be released in 4yrs to obtain more information about my
family, many of whom came after the 1920 census.
Don't get your hopes too high. Last I hear, only about 4 states are indexed
in the 1930 Census. It will be a LOT less useful than the 1920, unless and
until private groups build major indexes. That will take a LOT of time and
effort.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1930 Census [was: 2000 Census] #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

SYLVIA GREENBERG wrote in message ...[snip]
I can't wait for
the 1930 census to be released in 4yrs to obtain more information about my
family, many of whom came after the 1920 census.
Don't get your hopes too high. Last I hear, only about 4 states are indexed
in the 1930 Census. It will be a LOT less useful than the 1920, unless and
until private groups build major indexes. That will take a LOT of time and
effort.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY


Searching: Louis PLAPINGER (Autria, NY) b.1863 #general

HEYTEACH@...
 

I am searching for the family of Louis PLAPINGER (my maternal great
grandfather), born approx 1863, in Austria, and who emigrated to New York.
Date of death Oct. 24, 1923. Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Susan Silverstein
San Diego, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Louis PLAPINGER (Autria, NY) b.1863 #general

HEYTEACH@...
 

I am searching for the family of Louis PLAPINGER (my maternal great
grandfather), born approx 1863, in Austria, and who emigrated to New York.
Date of death Oct. 24, 1923. Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Susan Silverstein
San Diego, California


Re: Sima #general

Leslie Train <ltrain@...>
 

Sima is a yiddish name via Aramaic via Greek. It has come to mean
treasure, but originally meant "something significant".

Les Train

MODERATOR NOTE: End of thread.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Sima #general

Leslie Train <ltrain@...>
 

Sima is a yiddish name via Aramaic via Greek. It has come to mean
treasure, but originally meant "something significant".

Les Train

MODERATOR NOTE: End of thread.


Re: Searching: Philip BRENNER, NYC #general

gen@...
 

If anyone has any info about a Philip BRENNER who lived in NYC
and died approx. the 1960's or 70's, please reply to me
directly at
<gedalia@concentric.net>. He was a successful tax attorney and
may have had some involvement in the FDR administration at one
time. He was married twice.

The JewishGen is not always your best source of data especially
when your subject was or is in twentieth century America.

All attorneys, CPAs, doctors and many professionals must be
licensed. Each state maintains those records. For attorneys you
also have a state bar. In this instance call: (212) 428-2809
for the NY Bar Association. As a tax accountant he should have
also been a CPA.

Genealogy is not an easy hobby and members should also use all
of the options including consulting JewishGen "Frequently Asked
Questions" (FAQ) before loading the bulletins with a question
that can be answered elsewhere.

Stephen A. Cohen

BAUM: Germany:Bosen; EISENKRAMER & LEFEVRE: Germany:Rhineland
Palatine; BASIST/BASSIST: Lith: Vilna or Vilnius, Belarus: Lida
District; COHEN & SHEINHOUSE: Belarus:Radoshkovichi &
Molodechno; BIRNBAUM, GOLDBERG & LEINKRAM: Poland: Krakow;
KREINDLER: Poland: ALL; SCHNEPS/SHNEPS: Poland: Debica/Dembitz;
GELLER: Poland: Mielec


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching: Philip BRENNER, NYC #general

gen@...
 

If anyone has any info about a Philip BRENNER who lived in NYC
and died approx. the 1960's or 70's, please reply to me
directly at
<gedalia@concentric.net>. He was a successful tax attorney and
may have had some involvement in the FDR administration at one
time. He was married twice.

The JewishGen is not always your best source of data especially
when your subject was or is in twentieth century America.

All attorneys, CPAs, doctors and many professionals must be
licensed. Each state maintains those records. For attorneys you
also have a state bar. In this instance call: (212) 428-2809
for the NY Bar Association. As a tax accountant he should have
also been a CPA.

Genealogy is not an easy hobby and members should also use all
of the options including consulting JewishGen "Frequently Asked
Questions" (FAQ) before loading the bulletins with a question
that can be answered elsewhere.

Stephen A. Cohen

BAUM: Germany:Bosen; EISENKRAMER & LEFEVRE: Germany:Rhineland
Palatine; BASIST/BASSIST: Lith: Vilna or Vilnius, Belarus: Lida
District; COHEN & SHEINHOUSE: Belarus:Radoshkovichi &
Molodechno; BIRNBAUM, GOLDBERG & LEINKRAM: Poland: Krakow;
KREINDLER: Poland: ALL; SCHNEPS/SHNEPS: Poland: Debica/Dembitz;
GELLER: Poland: Mielec


Re: thank you for translation #general

MBernet@...
 

Joycekp@webtv.net writes:
<< , the translators used the term Reb Eliezer or
R'Eliezer. Can anyone speculate on whether he was actually a rabbi ...?>>

R' or Reb before a name is almost
always just a courtesy title, like Mr. If he had been a rabbi, the
inscription would have been more specific, e.g. Herav, or Moreynu Herav. In
the old shtettl, even the thief was referred to as "Reb Yiddel der gannef."

Michael Bernet, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: thank you for translation #general

MBernet@...
 

Joycekp@webtv.net writes:
<< , the translators used the term Reb Eliezer or
R'Eliezer. Can anyone speculate on whether he was actually a rabbi ...?>>

R' or Reb before a name is almost
always just a courtesy title, like Mr. If he had been a rabbi, the
inscription would have been more specific, e.g. Herav, or Moreynu Herav. In
the old shtettl, even the thief was referred to as "Reb Yiddel der gannef."

Michael Bernet, NY