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Re: Census Method - also Searching ABRAMSON #general

Matthew <matthew24@...>
 

Hello Genners,

I thought I should share a method of Census searching I discovered
(or have others used it?). I was searching for the family of my
g-grandmother in the 1900 census. I knew the names of her siblings and
her mother, but I did not know her father's name. By going card by card
through the index (skipping every card that was in the wrong county), I
was able to find her after about a half hour of searching. She had a
common name, Abramson, but this method would be very easy to use on rare
surnames.

Also, I am searching for descendants of Henry and Rahcel ABRAMSON.
Both were born in Russia in 1862. They married c. 1873 and lived in New
York until c. 1889 when they moved to Philadelphia. Their children
(many of whom also used the name ABRAMS):

Kate b. 1884, m. Abe DENNENBERG
Harry ABRAMS b. 1886, never married
Ida b. 1888, m. Ralph BORMAN
Eva ABRAMS b. 1892, d. c. 1924, never married
Yetta b. 1894, m. ? INGRAM, first name unknown
May (Naomi?) b. c. 1896, m. William WARD
Lillian b. 1898, m. Michael SERODY
Bea b. c. 1900, m. Joe CAPLAN

Please reply privately to matthew24@geocities.com

Thanks,

Matthew Meisel
matthew24@geocities.com
http://jewish.genealogy.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Census Method - also Searching ABRAMSON #general

Matthew <matthew24@...>
 

Hello Genners,

I thought I should share a method of Census searching I discovered
(or have others used it?). I was searching for the family of my
g-grandmother in the 1900 census. I knew the names of her siblings and
her mother, but I did not know her father's name. By going card by card
through the index (skipping every card that was in the wrong county), I
was able to find her after about a half hour of searching. She had a
common name, Abramson, but this method would be very easy to use on rare
surnames.

Also, I am searching for descendants of Henry and Rahcel ABRAMSON.
Both were born in Russia in 1862. They married c. 1873 and lived in New
York until c. 1889 when they moved to Philadelphia. Their children
(many of whom also used the name ABRAMS):

Kate b. 1884, m. Abe DENNENBERG
Harry ABRAMS b. 1886, never married
Ida b. 1888, m. Ralph BORMAN
Eva ABRAMS b. 1892, d. c. 1924, never married
Yetta b. 1894, m. ? INGRAM, first name unknown
May (Naomi?) b. c. 1896, m. William WARD
Lillian b. 1898, m. Michael SERODY
Bea b. c. 1900, m. Joe CAPLAN

Please reply privately to matthew24@geocities.com

Thanks,

Matthew Meisel
matthew24@geocities.com
http://jewish.genealogy.org


Re: latvia digest: September 28, 1998 #latvia

Martin Mishkin <mishkinma@...>
 

I would also be interested in helping with the Libau cemetary project. I
have several relatives in the cemetary.
Marty Mishkin
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Date: Tuesday, September 29, 1998 1:33 AM
Subject: latvia digest: September 28, 1998


Latvia SIG Digest for Monday, September 28, 1998.

1. Libau cemetery project

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Subject: Libau cemetery project
From: Lthorpe883@aol.com
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 14:47:34 EDT
X-Message-Number: 1

Hi All -
I have responded privately to Avi Lishower regarding my interest in saving
and restoring the cemetery in Libau/Liepaja.
I hope those of us whose family came >from Liepaja can create a plan for
implementing this project. I would be glad to help, but I don't have a
clue
where or how to begin!
Thanks-
Linda Thorpe Caciola
Venice, CA
Lthorpe883@aol.com



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Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: latvia digest: September 28, 1998 #latvia

Martin Mishkin <mishkinma@...>
 

I would also be interested in helping with the Libau cemetary project. I
have several relatives in the cemetary.
Marty Mishkin
Cincinnati, Ohio

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To: latvia digest recipients <latvia@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 1998 1:33 AM
Subject: latvia digest: September 28, 1998


Latvia SIG Digest for Monday, September 28, 1998.

1. Libau cemetery project

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Subject: Libau cemetery project
From: Lthorpe883@aol.com
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 14:47:34 EDT
X-Message-Number: 1

Hi All -
I have responded privately to Avi Lishower regarding my interest in saving
and restoring the cemetery in Libau/Liepaja.
I hope those of us whose family came >from Liepaja can create a plan for
implementing this project. I would be glad to help, but I don't have a
clue
where or how to begin!
Thanks-
Linda Thorpe Caciola
Venice, CA
Lthorpe883@aol.com



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Re: latvia digest: September 25, 1998 #latvia

Martin Mishkin <mishkinma@...>
 

Another excellent book is a recently published memoir by Boris Kacel, who
recounts his experiences surviving the Holocaust. He was >from Riga and
survived 7 concentration camps and is now living in Illinois. I purchased
the book through Amazon.com.
Marty Mishkin

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To: latvia digest recipients <latvia@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Date: Saturday, September 26, 1998 10:33 PM
Subject: latvia digest: September 25, 1998


Latvia SIG Digest for Friday, September 25, 1998.

1. Re: Riga and World War II

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Subject: Re: Riga and World War II
From: Gail Dechter <marvgailsarah@uswest.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 00:03:26 +0000
X-Message-Number: 1



Renee Gottesman wrote:

Gail,

Jews >from Riga were most certainly greatly impacted by World War II. A
second cousin of mine who was born in Riga is a Holocaust survivor. He
recently published a book in which, among other things, he talks about
his childhood in Riga just prior to the war, and his subsequent
concentration camp experiences. He, his father, and one cousin were the
only European family members to survivor.

I have checked, and the book is available for purchase through
amazon.com. I have no financial interest in this book, just great
appreciation for the opportunity to learn more about my cousin and other
members of my family.

“Endless Miracles,” by Jack Ratz; Shengold, Inc., 1998; ISBN:
0-88400-202-0.

What follows is a listing of the places and people he talks about
relating to Riga.

Work and Death Camps experienced:
Riga ghetto, Lenta, Salaspils, Stutthof, Burgraben.

Post-liberation places experienced (including DP camps):
Lauenburg, Lodz, Kattowitz (now Katowice, Poland), Bratislava, Vienna,
Linz, Munich, Landsberg.

People mentioned >from Riga (city and camp):
KASTRES Edel, STRUGATZ Joske, ZOLTINSKY family (furrier), STEINMAN
Menachem and Boruch , MANES (sexton), KAUFMAN Arthur and Max, LURIE
Isser (silversmith), BLUM, HERZBERG, KAPLOWITZ Chyena (married name).
Also, our family surnames of RACS, SHUSTERMAN and SILVERSTEIN.

I hope some of this proves to be helpful to you.


~ Renee POLAND GOTTESMAN ~
Eugene, Oregon ~~~ reneeg@teleport.com

POLAN..Odessa,Ukr>Holland>US 1908 TULCHINSKY..Boguslav,Ukr>US1910
GINSBURG..Daugavpils/Dvinsk,Lat>US1913
TCHARLE/ZALL..Dneiperpetrovsk,Ukr?>Vitebsk,Bel?>Riga,Lat>US1913
GOTTESMAN..Lviv,Ukr?>Volochisk,Ukr>US1921
SHAPIRO..Mizyakov?,Ukr>Khmelnik,Ukr>US1913 (Baal Shem Tov related?)
COHEN..Volochisk,Ukr>US1921 STEINBERG..Khmelnik,Ukr> US1913

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Dear Renee,Thanks so much for your help with my research.! I guess I had
been putting off the inev-
itable searching for my mother's family thru the holocaust.. I was hoping &
still am that they got out of there & fled elsewhere. Well, at least
there
name was not on the Riga list. I will defeinitely check out the book thru
amazon.com. I recall a friend of the family who came frommy mother's town
of
Smiltene, near Riga saying the Russians destroyed the town. Yet it is stil
on the map. I received e-mail saying that Latvians themselves may have
killed Jews before the war began. There are so many stories yet to unfold.
Thank you for all your helpful info!
I will try to check out the camps you mentioned also. I hope the internet
sites on the Holocaust can provide some info. Thank you again for all
your
help! Best of luck on your research.
Shana Tova....Much appreciation-Gail






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Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: latvia digest: September 25, 1998 #latvia

Martin Mishkin <mishkinma@...>
 

Another excellent book is a recently published memoir by Boris Kacel, who
recounts his experiences surviving the Holocaust. He was >from Riga and
survived 7 concentration camps and is now living in Illinois. I purchased
the book through Amazon.com.
Marty Mishkin

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From: Latvia SIG digest <latvia@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: latvia digest recipients <latvia@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Date: Saturday, September 26, 1998 10:33 PM
Subject: latvia digest: September 25, 1998


Latvia SIG Digest for Friday, September 25, 1998.

1. Re: Riga and World War II

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Subject: Re: Riga and World War II
From: Gail Dechter <marvgailsarah@uswest.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 00:03:26 +0000
X-Message-Number: 1



Renee Gottesman wrote:

Gail,

Jews >from Riga were most certainly greatly impacted by World War II. A
second cousin of mine who was born in Riga is a Holocaust survivor. He
recently published a book in which, among other things, he talks about
his childhood in Riga just prior to the war, and his subsequent
concentration camp experiences. He, his father, and one cousin were the
only European family members to survivor.

I have checked, and the book is available for purchase through
amazon.com. I have no financial interest in this book, just great
appreciation for the opportunity to learn more about my cousin and other
members of my family.

“Endless Miracles,” by Jack Ratz; Shengold, Inc., 1998; ISBN:
0-88400-202-0.

What follows is a listing of the places and people he talks about
relating to Riga.

Work and Death Camps experienced:
Riga ghetto, Lenta, Salaspils, Stutthof, Burgraben.

Post-liberation places experienced (including DP camps):
Lauenburg, Lodz, Kattowitz (now Katowice, Poland), Bratislava, Vienna,
Linz, Munich, Landsberg.

People mentioned >from Riga (city and camp):
KASTRES Edel, STRUGATZ Joske, ZOLTINSKY family (furrier), STEINMAN
Menachem and Boruch , MANES (sexton), KAUFMAN Arthur and Max, LURIE
Isser (silversmith), BLUM, HERZBERG, KAPLOWITZ Chyena (married name).
Also, our family surnames of RACS, SHUSTERMAN and SILVERSTEIN.

I hope some of this proves to be helpful to you.


~ Renee POLAND GOTTESMAN ~
Eugene, Oregon ~~~ reneeg@teleport.com

POLAN..Odessa,Ukr>Holland>US 1908 TULCHINSKY..Boguslav,Ukr>US1910
GINSBURG..Daugavpils/Dvinsk,Lat>US1913
TCHARLE/ZALL..Dneiperpetrovsk,Ukr?>Vitebsk,Bel?>Riga,Lat>US1913
GOTTESMAN..Lviv,Ukr?>Volochisk,Ukr>US1921
SHAPIRO..Mizyakov?,Ukr>Khmelnik,Ukr>US1913 (Baal Shem Tov related?)
COHEN..Volochisk,Ukr>US1921 STEINBERG..Khmelnik,Ukr> US1913

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Dear Renee,Thanks so much for your help with my research.! I guess I had
been putting off the inev-
itable searching for my mother's family thru the holocaust.. I was hoping &
still am that they got out of there & fled elsewhere. Well, at least
there
name was not on the Riga list. I will defeinitely check out the book thru
amazon.com. I recall a friend of the family who came frommy mother's town
of
Smiltene, near Riga saying the Russians destroyed the town. Yet it is stil
on the map. I received e-mail saying that Latvians themselves may have
killed Jews before the war began. There are so many stories yet to unfold.
Thank you for all your helpful info!
I will try to check out the camps you mentioned also. I hope the internet
sites on the Holocaust can provide some info. Thank you again for all
your
help! Best of luck on your research.
Shana Tova....Much appreciation-Gail






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Re: latvia digest: September 29, 1998 #latvia

Carol Lieberman <cmenetwork@...>
 

I went to the Libau cemetery with Aleksandr Feigmanis. The cemetery is in
generally good repair. The same family has taken care of it since 1886. The
records are intact as well. The caretaker has just been kind enough to clear
my ggmother's grave for me, and I will now have it maintained and planted with flowers.

Aleks has the lists and the photos of the cemetery. Probably we could get the
list for jewgen.

I would like to participate as well.

I did not know there was a Courland sub-group of Latvia SIG. I would like to
know how to work with it.

Carol Lieberman
cmenetwork@mindspring.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: latvia digest: September 29, 1998 #latvia

Carol Lieberman <cmenetwork@...>
 

I went to the Libau cemetery with Aleksandr Feigmanis. The cemetery is in
generally good repair. The same family has taken care of it since 1886. The
records are intact as well. The caretaker has just been kind enough to clear
my ggmother's grave for me, and I will now have it maintained and planted with flowers.

Aleks has the lists and the photos of the cemetery. Probably we could get the
list for jewgen.

I would like to participate as well.

I did not know there was a Courland sub-group of Latvia SIG. I would like to
know how to work with it.

Carol Lieberman
cmenetwork@mindspring.com


Re: Searching: GOTTESDIENER #general

Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
 

I know GOTTDIENER, but not GOTTESDIENER. The GOTTDIENER family I know were
from Hajdunanas and Debrecen, but of course nearly all Hungarian Jews from
that part of Hungary orginated in Galicia (see Marton's essay titled the
Family Tree of Hungarian Jews in Braham's Hungarian Jewish Studies, Volume
1). There were survivors, and some live in Israel including Moshav Nir
Galim.


Louis Schonfeld


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching: GOTTESDIENER #general

Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
 

I know GOTTDIENER, but not GOTTESDIENER. The GOTTDIENER family I know were
from Hajdunanas and Debrecen, but of course nearly all Hungarian Jews from
that part of Hungary orginated in Galicia (see Marton's essay titled the
Family Tree of Hungarian Jews in Braham's Hungarian Jewish Studies, Volume
1). There were survivors, and some live in Israel including Moshav Nir
Galim.


Louis Schonfeld


Koch-Jewish name #hungary

Mehadrin@...
 

In response to previous discussion. The name Koch is a common Jewish family
name in Alsace (Elzas), now north-east France, previously German (prior to
WW1). Many Alsace Jews also settled in adoining areas of Germany (Black-Forest
& Rhine Valley) and Switzerland.
Best wishes,
Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein
mehadrin@aol.com


Searching: MERDLER and LERNER #general

Susanna Vendel <susanna.vendel@...>
 

Do anybody recognize following names, which are belonging to two different
branches of my family tree?

1. Julie (Jolan) WEISZ married ? MERDLER.

children: Henry, Oscar, Louis & Joseph

2. Jeanette WEISZ married Eugene LERNER

children: Susan LERNER, m. James COHEN, Dean & Laura

Susanna Vendel
susanna.vendel@swipnet.se


Hungary SIG #Hungary Koch-Jewish name #hungary

Mehadrin@...
 

In response to previous discussion. The name Koch is a common Jewish family
name in Alsace (Elzas), now north-east France, previously German (prior to
WW1). Many Alsace Jews also settled in adoining areas of Germany (Black-Forest
& Rhine Valley) and Switzerland.
Best wishes,
Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein
mehadrin@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: MERDLER and LERNER #general

Susanna Vendel <susanna.vendel@...>
 

Do anybody recognize following names, which are belonging to two different
branches of my family tree?

1. Julie (Jolan) WEISZ married ? MERDLER.

children: Henry, Oscar, Louis & Joseph

2. Jeanette WEISZ married Eugene LERNER

children: Susan LERNER, m. James COHEN, Dean & Laura

Susanna Vendel
susanna.vendel@swipnet.se


Searching: GOODMANS in Manchester #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

Are there any Jewishgenners out there in Manchester England, specifically
in the Prestwich area, who can direct me to GOODMANs who came to Manchester
at the beginning of the century? As I have written before, our family
changed their name >from KRASINSKY to other names: GRUBERMAN, GOLDMAN and
GOODMAN. I would love to find the GOODMANs who we are related to. No one
knows where or who they might be, except that their ancestor was also
Shneur ZALMAN!

PS I want to publicly thank Tom Venetianer who was really helpful with me
in getting some things in historical perspective.

David Goldman
davic@erols.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: GOODMANS in Manchester #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

Are there any Jewishgenners out there in Manchester England, specifically
in the Prestwich area, who can direct me to GOODMANs who came to Manchester
at the beginning of the century? As I have written before, our family
changed their name >from KRASINSKY to other names: GRUBERMAN, GOLDMAN and
GOODMAN. I would love to find the GOODMANs who we are related to. No one
knows where or who they might be, except that their ancestor was also
Shneur ZALMAN!

PS I want to publicly thank Tom Venetianer who was really helpful with me
in getting some things in historical perspective.

David Goldman
davic@erols.com


Searching: LEVINS, LEVINSKY #general

Judorican@...
 

I am looking for relatives of my grandfather Reuben LEVINS >from New York.
Reuben was the second of four children of Lev LEVINSKY and Malke, whose last
name meant "sunshine". Samuel b. 1898, Reuben b. Aug 1, 1900, Ben and then
Eva, dates of birth unknown. Samuel's children included Rose LEVINS, Nathan
LEVINS or LEVINSKY and Dorothy, whose married name was HART. Ben's children
were Milton LEVINS and Dorothy, who married a sports writer named Tex MAULE.
Samuel also had a brother, Sussman LEVINSKY, whose adopted daughter married
Felix von DOLKE, a descendant of someone called TheBlack Knight, who left
Germany for the US because he was fed up with war in Europe, but no-one
remembers when this is supposed to have happened.

Aurora Levins Morales
Berkeley, California
judorican@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: LEVINS, LEVINSKY #general

Judorican@...
 

I am looking for relatives of my grandfather Reuben LEVINS >from New York.
Reuben was the second of four children of Lev LEVINSKY and Malke, whose last
name meant "sunshine". Samuel b. 1898, Reuben b. Aug 1, 1900, Ben and then
Eva, dates of birth unknown. Samuel's children included Rose LEVINS, Nathan
LEVINS or LEVINSKY and Dorothy, whose married name was HART. Ben's children
were Milton LEVINS and Dorothy, who married a sports writer named Tex MAULE.
Samuel also had a brother, Sussman LEVINSKY, whose adopted daughter married
Felix von DOLKE, a descendant of someone called TheBlack Knight, who left
Germany for the US because he was fed up with war in Europe, but no-one
remembers when this is supposed to have happened.

Aurora Levins Morales
Berkeley, California
judorican@aol.com


Searching: LOSHKIN and GROMOVA #general

Judorican@...
 

I am looking for relatives of my ggf Abraham SAKHNIN, >from Israelovka,
Ukraine, including descendants of his sister Gitl LOSHKIN and his cousin
Lydia GROMOVA. The LOSHKINs settled in Siberia. The GROMOVs were in Moscow in
1970. Lydia's daughter or g-daughter was a thoracic surgeon in Moscow at that
time.

Aurora Levins Morales
Berkeley, California
judorican@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: LOSHKIN and GROMOVA #general

Judorican@...
 

I am looking for relatives of my ggf Abraham SAKHNIN, >from Israelovka,
Ukraine, including descendants of his sister Gitl LOSHKIN and his cousin
Lydia GROMOVA. The LOSHKINs settled in Siberia. The GROMOVs were in Moscow in
1970. Lydia's daughter or g-daughter was a thoracic surgeon in Moscow at that
time.

Aurora Levins Morales
Berkeley, California
judorican@aol.com