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Searching: ALTSCHUL #general

Solicitors Chambers <lawful@...>
 

My paternal grandfather was Solomon ALTSCHUL. (He changed his name to
COHEN after arriving in England in 1901; he was actually a
a cohen for religious purposes anyway.) Family legend says he was born
in Smolensk in about 1875. But isnt there something odd about that,
because as far as I know, Smolensk wasn't in the Pale of Settlement where
Jews were allowed?
Any idea where his birth records might be found?

Best wishes


Ken Cohen


Dreyfus Family #general

Eve Line Blum <blume@...>
 

In his message dated Wed, 07 Oct 1998 (#29) Henry Wellisch asked
information about a relative of Alfred Dreyfus, named Madeleine.

There were several replies, but there was an error : I want to clarify that
she was Madeleine LEVY, and not Madeleine DREYFUS, since her mother was
Jeanne DREYFUS and her father Pierre-Paul LEVY.

Captain Alfred DREYFUS had two children : Pierre Leon DREYFUS and Jeanne
DREYFUS, with several descendants.

Jeanne DREYFUS married Pierre Paul LEVY. They had 5 children, among whom
was Madeleine LEVY. As it was answered before, she was born on 18 November
1918 in Paris.

During WWII, Madeleine LEVY was in the Resistance, as a member of the very
wellknow network "Combat" and she deserved the "Croix de Guerre avec
palmes" (War Cross with bars) and the "Medaille militaire" (Military Medal).

She was deported with the transport # 62 which left Drancy to Auchwitz on
20 november 1943.

One of Madeleine's siblings is Jean Louis LEVY, married Jeanine MOSSE. They
had two daughters who died on 26 July 1963 in SKOPLJE (Yugoslavia) when
happened that terrible earthquake.

Several Dreyfus family trees were published here and there. Dr Henri Claude
Mars, the expert in DREYFUS families (some American people use to call him
"the greatest Dreyfusologist in the world" ;-) who is (also) a member of
the Cercle de Genealogie Juive in Paris, published one in the bulletin # 36
(4th term 1993) of this Association. For your information, the family tree
of A. Dreyfus's wife, Lucie Hadamard, was published in the same review (#
40, Winter 1994).

Another very interesting and very well documented Dreyfus family tree was
published in "A la decouverte de leurs racines", by Joseph Valynseele and
Denis Grando, tome II.

Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: ALTSCHUL #general

Solicitors Chambers <lawful@...>
 

My paternal grandfather was Solomon ALTSCHUL. (He changed his name to
COHEN after arriving in England in 1901; he was actually a
a cohen for religious purposes anyway.) Family legend says he was born
in Smolensk in about 1875. But isnt there something odd about that,
because as far as I know, Smolensk wasn't in the Pale of Settlement where
Jews were allowed?
Any idea where his birth records might be found?

Best wishes


Ken Cohen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dreyfus Family #general

Eve Line Blum <blume@...>
 

In his message dated Wed, 07 Oct 1998 (#29) Henry Wellisch asked
information about a relative of Alfred Dreyfus, named Madeleine.

There were several replies, but there was an error : I want to clarify that
she was Madeleine LEVY, and not Madeleine DREYFUS, since her mother was
Jeanne DREYFUS and her father Pierre-Paul LEVY.

Captain Alfred DREYFUS had two children : Pierre Leon DREYFUS and Jeanne
DREYFUS, with several descendants.

Jeanne DREYFUS married Pierre Paul LEVY. They had 5 children, among whom
was Madeleine LEVY. As it was answered before, she was born on 18 November
1918 in Paris.

During WWII, Madeleine LEVY was in the Resistance, as a member of the very
wellknow network "Combat" and she deserved the "Croix de Guerre avec
palmes" (War Cross with bars) and the "Medaille militaire" (Military Medal).

She was deported with the transport # 62 which left Drancy to Auchwitz on
20 november 1943.

One of Madeleine's siblings is Jean Louis LEVY, married Jeanine MOSSE. They
had two daughters who died on 26 July 1963 in SKOPLJE (Yugoslavia) when
happened that terrible earthquake.

Several Dreyfus family trees were published here and there. Dr Henri Claude
Mars, the expert in DREYFUS families (some American people use to call him
"the greatest Dreyfusologist in the world" ;-) who is (also) a member of
the Cercle de Genealogie Juive in Paris, published one in the bulletin # 36
(4th term 1993) of this Association. For your information, the family tree
of A. Dreyfus's wife, Lucie Hadamard, was published in the same review (#
40, Winter 1994).

Another very interesting and very well documented Dreyfus family tree was
published in "A la decouverte de leurs racines", by Joseph Valynseele and
Denis Grando, tome II.

Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)


Citizenship #general

Jean A. Holz <jholz@...>
 

Greetings. Has anyone else "out there" been unable to get any
information on their ancestors because one of them never became a
citizen? My grandfather Joseph GOLDSTEIN (nee Joseph SHER) became a
citizen before he died in 1918. Unfortunately, no one knows where his
papers went. I had been told that he became a citizen in 1892 or 1894.
We know he lived in Quincy, Massachusetts. My Grandmother, Rose
ABROMOWITZ (spelling varies) married him in Lithuania and my Uncle
William Bernard GOLDSTEIN was born in Lithuania. We think my Uncle Bill
became a citizen by virtue of his father's citizenship, but have been
unsuccessful in find the papers through INS/Justice. I have requested
another search of Uncle Bill and his Wife Anne SMITH (nee Muschel
ZUCHOWITSKY). I can understand why she took the name Anne SMITH.
Auntie Anne's family was >from Hartford or New Haven, CT. All
suggestions gratefully accepted. TIA. Jean Holz - jholz@erols.com


Help: Lookup cemetery CD (London) #general

samuel lenger <sdfisr@...>
 

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Hi
Please could you check for me in the London cemeteries
the names Ida BLUMENKOPF (or WENGRAF) and Ronald BLUMENKOPF
(or WENGRAF). The search need to be done after the year
1950. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Sam Lenger <sdfisr@shani.net>
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Searching: SCHARWATH #general

Vernon Linton <vlinton@...>
 

Hello,
My wife's great grandfather, Frank SCHARWATH was born in Borana,
Germany in May 1825 and emigrated to South Louisiana about 1852. His
wife, Elizabeth EMLING was born in the same town in Jan. 1851 and
emigrated to the U.S. about 1867.

My knowledge of European geography is very limited. Can someone tell
me where Borana is located and if it still exists. Further, is there
any way we can determine information concerning the ancestors of the
family.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Vernon Linton
E-mail <vlinton@yaho.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Citizenship #general

Jean A. Holz <jholz@...>
 

Greetings. Has anyone else "out there" been unable to get any
information on their ancestors because one of them never became a
citizen? My grandfather Joseph GOLDSTEIN (nee Joseph SHER) became a
citizen before he died in 1918. Unfortunately, no one knows where his
papers went. I had been told that he became a citizen in 1892 or 1894.
We know he lived in Quincy, Massachusetts. My Grandmother, Rose
ABROMOWITZ (spelling varies) married him in Lithuania and my Uncle
William Bernard GOLDSTEIN was born in Lithuania. We think my Uncle Bill
became a citizen by virtue of his father's citizenship, but have been
unsuccessful in find the papers through INS/Justice. I have requested
another search of Uncle Bill and his Wife Anne SMITH (nee Muschel
ZUCHOWITSKY). I can understand why she took the name Anne SMITH.
Auntie Anne's family was >from Hartford or New Haven, CT. All
suggestions gratefully accepted. TIA. Jean Holz - jholz@erols.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help: Lookup cemetery CD (London) #general

samuel lenger <sdfisr@...>
 

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Hi
Please could you check for me in the London cemeteries
the names Ida BLUMENKOPF (or WENGRAF) and Ronald BLUMENKOPF
(or WENGRAF). The search need to be done after the year
1950. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Sam Lenger <sdfisr@shani.net>
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: SCHARWATH #general

Vernon Linton <vlinton@...>
 

Hello,
My wife's great grandfather, Frank SCHARWATH was born in Borana,
Germany in May 1825 and emigrated to South Louisiana about 1852. His
wife, Elizabeth EMLING was born in the same town in Jan. 1851 and
emigrated to the U.S. about 1867.

My knowledge of European geography is very limited. Can someone tell
me where Borana is located and if it still exists. Further, is there
any way we can determine information concerning the ancestors of the
family.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Vernon Linton
E-mail <vlinton@yaho.com>


Searching: DREYFUS #general

sactofritz@...
 

Searching for descendants of Mrs. B. (possibly Bertha) DREYFUS, maiden name
LEDERMAN, possibly widow of Henry, sister of my grandfather, who may have
lived at one time at 2577 Overlook Dr, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Grandfather
died 1930, so she would probably have died between 1930 and 1945 the latest.
There was also a sister named Mrs. William MOSHER, of New York.
Frederic A. (Fritz) Kahn, Sactofritz@aol.com.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: DREYFUS #general

sactofritz@...
 

Searching for descendants of Mrs. B. (possibly Bertha) DREYFUS, maiden name
LEDERMAN, possibly widow of Henry, sister of my grandfather, who may have
lived at one time at 2577 Overlook Dr, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Grandfather
died 1930, so she would probably have died between 1930 and 1945 the latest.
There was also a sister named Mrs. William MOSHER, of New York.
Frederic A. (Fritz) Kahn, Sactofritz@aol.com.


Workman's Circle #general

Danita Simon <dhsimon@...>
 

Does anyone have information and/or can you direct me to information
about the Workman's Circle. I have reason to believe that my
grandfather was involved in the very beginning of this organization.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Workman's Circle #general

Danita Simon <dhsimon@...>
 

Does anyone have information and/or can you direct me to information
about the Workman's Circle. I have reason to believe that my
grandfather was involved in the very beginning of this organization.


Re: Cleveland Obituary Database Updated #general

Aadatto <aadatto@...>
 

Dear Helen Wolf,
What is the e-mail for Cleveland Obituary Database? Does it got back as far to
dates of 1850?
Thanks for your help.
Adele Adatto


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cleveland Obituary Database Updated #general

Aadatto <aadatto@...>
 

Dear Helen Wolf,
What is the e-mail for Cleveland Obituary Database? Does it got back as far to
dates of 1850?
Thanks for your help.
Adele Adatto


Re: beadle #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

In our London shul (West Ham) the beadle was the name given to the shamass.
In our case during the service he arranged for aliyot, tried to keep order,
handed out siddurim etc. ours was also a mohel and went round collecting
siubscriptions for the shul and Hebrew classes.

Harold Pollins
Oxford England
pollins@globalnet.co.uk

Does anyone know what a "beadle" did?

Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: beadle #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

In our London shul (West Ham) the beadle was the name given to the shamass.
In our case during the service he arranged for aliyot, tried to keep order,
handed out siddurim etc. ours was also a mohel and went round collecting
siubscriptions for the shul and Hebrew classes.

Harold Pollins
Oxford England
pollins@globalnet.co.uk

Does anyone know what a "beadle" did?

Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca.


Re: Is "Lumbergard" Lemberg in Latvia? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-10-10 14:24:39 EDT, iwolgca@earthlink.net writes:

<< I was told of a town in Latvia east of Riga called Lemberg and someone
located it on a 19th century map of that area but I do not know if there
was a Jewish presence there.
>>
==Careful: Lemberg is the German name for Lvov which was in Poland and is now
in Ukraine. I suggest you look up likely sites for Lumbergard in the
shtettlseeker using soundex

Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF(F): Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Furth, Yugoslavia, Westchester
WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.


Need contact in Zimbabwe #general

Ronisl@...
 

After a year of inquiries, I finally received exact instructions about
obtaining a death certificate >from Zimbabwe. The cost is approximately $5
U.S. which is $20 Zimbabwe currency. The registry there insists upon a bank
draft. The bank draft itself is $25 US!! If anyone is on the list from
Zimbabwe or has close relatives there, I would like to send my letter
requesting the certificate along with US currency to that person and ask
that he/she enclose the Zimbabwe currency and mail the letter. If your
relative there also has e-mail, could you let me know, and I'll post to them
directly. Thank you.
Yours,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
New York
Researching:
URBACK (AUERBACH,URBACH) --We'grow, Warsaw, Radom, PO; Zimbabwe; KULSKY-- (?)
PO; BILSKY (PRZYBYLSKI) --Belchatow to Lodz, PO; PIASKOWSKY-- Belchatow,
PO; SEIBEL-SCHAEFER-KLOSS - OSER -- Klimontow, Sandermierz, PO; Grebow,
Baronov, Rozwadow, Zukow, Galicia; ANDURER, MECHANIC -- Minsk, Belarus;
PERLMAN, GORDON--Liepaja, Latvia; LIEBOWITZ-- Minsk and Dubrovah, Belarus