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Spiro #general

Makaf Tutzingen <tutsingen@...>
 

Recemtly, someone had a query regarding the name SPIRO, and your
moderators, quite correctly, suggested that the poster search the
Jewishgen Archives for more info.

I myself, having wondered about this name, decided to check the
archives as well, but did not get a direct reply to my specific query.
I have always wondered whether there is a connection between the
fairly common Jewish surname of SPIRO and the very common Greek first
name of Spiro. I know, mainly >from the archives, that the Jewish SPIRO
is somehow connected to SHAPIRO and other variations. I also know
that the Greek Spiro is a diminutive of Spiridion.

What I would like to know is if there is any connection between
Spiridion/Spiro and SHAPIRO/SPIRO? If so, what is the connection? If
not, are the similarities purely coincidental?

If anyone can truly help me on this matter, I would much appreciate
it. Please, anyone who really knows, I beg you to help me .
Half-baked amateurs are kindly requested to lay off!

Thank you all,

Macky Tutsingen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spiro #general

Makaf Tutzingen <tutsingen@...>
 

Recemtly, someone had a query regarding the name SPIRO, and your
moderators, quite correctly, suggested that the poster search the
Jewishgen Archives for more info.

I myself, having wondered about this name, decided to check the
archives as well, but did not get a direct reply to my specific query.
I have always wondered whether there is a connection between the
fairly common Jewish surname of SPIRO and the very common Greek first
name of Spiro. I know, mainly >from the archives, that the Jewish SPIRO
is somehow connected to SHAPIRO and other variations. I also know
that the Greek Spiro is a diminutive of Spiridion.

What I would like to know is if there is any connection between
Spiridion/Spiro and SHAPIRO/SPIRO? If so, what is the connection? If
not, are the similarities purely coincidental?

If anyone can truly help me on this matter, I would much appreciate
it. Please, anyone who really knows, I beg you to help me .
Half-baked amateurs are kindly requested to lay off!

Thank you all,

Macky Tutsingen


YOUNKER and other surnames #general

Barbara L. Sieving <Sieving@...>
 

I have been researching an ancestor in my family tree you married
a Younker (one of the founders of the Younker Dept Store in
Iowa). I contacted the Younker Dept Store and they were kind
enough to send me a 16 page article that was written in 1966.
The article not only covered the line I was interested in but the
entire Younker and Berkson line, date of birth, where born, who
they married, and their children. The following surnames are in
the article:
Younker, Berkson, Lewin, Salk, Friedman, Brown,
Franken,Wilchinski, Neofotist (married a Clancy), Mandelbaum, and
Oppenheimer.
Anyone interested in the article please contact me directly. I
can scan the article and send it to you as an E-mail
attachment...just tell me what kind of graphic file you can open.
Barbara Sieving
sieving@...
Colorado Springs, CO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen YOUNKER and other surnames #general

Barbara L. Sieving <Sieving@...>
 

I have been researching an ancestor in my family tree you married
a Younker (one of the founders of the Younker Dept Store in
Iowa). I contacted the Younker Dept Store and they were kind
enough to send me a 16 page article that was written in 1966.
The article not only covered the line I was interested in but the
entire Younker and Berkson line, date of birth, where born, who
they married, and their children. The following surnames are in
the article:
Younker, Berkson, Lewin, Salk, Friedman, Brown,
Franken,Wilchinski, Neofotist (married a Clancy), Mandelbaum, and
Oppenheimer.
Anyone interested in the article please contact me directly. I
can scan the article and send it to you as an E-mail
attachment...just tell me what kind of graphic file you can open.
Barbara Sieving
sieving@...
Colorado Springs, CO


LISTS OF CONCENTRATIONS CAMPS #general

EDrezner@...
 

Hi everybody
i know that my question is silly or that i haven't read all the jewishgen
archives but
are they lists of names of people deported in concentration camps ?
I write to Auschwitz and they send me an answer, the matricule and dates of
death of my grand father
but impossible to have more than one name.i wonder why? too lazy( by the way
they are very nice to answer in Polish!!)
anyway, is it possible that other camps still have lists ( maidanek, sobibor,
etc...)
and where can i try to locate my deported family and when they died
all help is welcome
thank you
Elsa Drezner
Paris, France
edrezner@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LISTS OF CONCENTRATIONS CAMPS #general

EDrezner@...
 

Hi everybody
i know that my question is silly or that i haven't read all the jewishgen
archives but
are they lists of names of people deported in concentration camps ?
I write to Auschwitz and they send me an answer, the matricule and dates of
death of my grand father
but impossible to have more than one name.i wonder why? too lazy( by the way
they are very nice to answer in Polish!!)
anyway, is it possible that other camps still have lists ( maidanek, sobibor,
etc...)
and where can i try to locate my deported family and when they died
all help is welcome
thank you
Elsa Drezner
Paris, France
edrezner@...


Social Security Card Information #general

West24th <west24th@...>
 

The previous message flew Out before i had a chance to Finish, writing
everything.
Howard Sedlitz
New York NY
Please write if any of these surnames sound familiar
Researching: SEDLETSKY, SIEDLECKI, FRYMORGEN- In Poland
TEPLITSKY, BERG, MELLOMENT-Ukraine
ARRONSON, TARSHES-Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Social Security Card Information #general

West24th <west24th@...>
 

The previous message flew Out before i had a chance to Finish, writing
everything.
Howard Sedlitz
New York NY
Please write if any of these surnames sound familiar
Researching: SEDLETSKY, SIEDLECKI, FRYMORGEN- In Poland
TEPLITSKY, BERG, MELLOMENT-Ukraine
ARRONSON, TARSHES-Belarus


Re: Social Security Card Application #general

West24th <west24th@...>
 

Would like to share with the group a site that not just searches Social
Security Death Indexes free, but also generates form letters to get a copy of
the original application. Very usefull in giving both parents names & city of
origin. WWW.familytreemaker.com This is a commercial website, but has many free
portions.
Howard Sedlitz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Social Security Card Application #general

West24th <west24th@...>
 

Would like to share with the group a site that not just searches Social
Security Death Indexes free, but also generates form letters to get a copy of
the original application. Very usefull in giving both parents names & city of
origin. WWW.familytreemaker.com This is a commercial website, but has many free
portions.
Howard Sedlitz


seeking info on SCHRAGER #general

jdmeyer <jdmeyer@...>
 

Phillip Schrager (my pgggf) was a pious Jew >from Iasi, Romania who went
to Palestine to die. His daughter Bella married Joseph (Solomon?) Meyer
(born Joseph Cohen) and these two and their children (Isadore, Hyman,
Morris, Marcus (my pgf), and Yetta) came to the US on Election Day 1904;
they settled in Chicago.

Joyce Meyer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen seeking info on SCHRAGER #general

jdmeyer <jdmeyer@...>
 

Phillip Schrager (my pgggf) was a pious Jew >from Iasi, Romania who went
to Palestine to die. His daughter Bella married Joseph (Solomon?) Meyer
(born Joseph Cohen) and these two and their children (Isadore, Hyman,
Morris, Marcus (my pgf), and Yetta) came to the US on Election Day 1904;
they settled in Chicago.

Joyce Meyer


Re: litvaksig digest: August 12, 1998 #lithuania

Martin Kessel <mkessel@...>
 

At Wed, 12 Aug 1998 16:46:13 -0400, Leonard Harris <cara@...>
wrote:

Sorry if this is common knowledge to many, but in what guberniya and uyzed
is Klaipeda (formerly Memel)? I did not see it in the uyzed list. Please
reply directly to my e-mail address, or kindly send me a copy if you reply
to the list.
Memel wasn't in the Russian Empire at all, but at the northern tip of
Germany. My great-aunt and uncle used to tell me that their mother crossed
the German border every time she made the short trip >from Salant,
Lithuania, to Memel to buy supplies for her store.

Martin Kessel, mkessel@...
KESSEL (Kupiskis and Gostini), MENDELOWITZ (Salantai), OLIM (Vyzynous),
ULIN (Brest),
GORDON and ZERWICK (Lith.), SHUB (Antopol and Gorodotz), BECKER (Antopol
and Motol)


Memel (Klaipeda) #lithuania

ELGOLD1@...
 

In reply to Brent Harris, who asks what guberniya and uezd Klaipeda (Memel)
was in, the answer is: none. Memel, until 1924, was part of Germany, not
Russia or Lithuania. Not until the League of Nations transferred it to
Independent Lithuania in 1924 did it become officially know as Klaipeda.

Perhaps someone else knows, however, if there are any records for Memel
available in the German archives. Like many families in the area of Darbenai,
Kretinga, Palanga, etc., who were engaged in trading across the German border,
I think my family may have ties in Memel. I'd be interested in finding out
where those records are.

Any ideas?

Eric Goldstein
ELGOLD1@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: litvaksig digest: August 12, 1998 #lithuania

Martin Kessel <mkessel@...>
 

At Wed, 12 Aug 1998 16:46:13 -0400, Leonard Harris <cara@...>
wrote:

Sorry if this is common knowledge to many, but in what guberniya and uyzed
is Klaipeda (formerly Memel)? I did not see it in the uyzed list. Please
reply directly to my e-mail address, or kindly send me a copy if you reply
to the list.
Memel wasn't in the Russian Empire at all, but at the northern tip of
Germany. My great-aunt and uncle used to tell me that their mother crossed
the German border every time she made the short trip >from Salant,
Lithuania, to Memel to buy supplies for her store.

Martin Kessel, mkessel@...
KESSEL (Kupiskis and Gostini), MENDELOWITZ (Salantai), OLIM (Vyzynous),
ULIN (Brest),
GORDON and ZERWICK (Lith.), SHUB (Antopol and Gorodotz), BECKER (Antopol
and Motol)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Memel (Klaipeda) #lithuania

ELGOLD1@...
 

In reply to Brent Harris, who asks what guberniya and uezd Klaipeda (Memel)
was in, the answer is: none. Memel, until 1924, was part of Germany, not
Russia or Lithuania. Not until the League of Nations transferred it to
Independent Lithuania in 1924 did it become officially know as Klaipeda.

Perhaps someone else knows, however, if there are any records for Memel
available in the German archives. Like many families in the area of Darbenai,
Kretinga, Palanga, etc., who were engaged in trading across the German border,
I think my family may have ties in Memel. I'd be interested in finding out
where those records are.

Any ideas?

Eric Goldstein
ELGOLD1@...


Re: Chelsea, MA Census #lithuania

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Judy Baston <Jrbaston@...> wrote:

All the discussion of the 1920 census for Chelsea, MA, which listed
residents as having come >from "Kovna" prompts me to comment about
what a fortunate -- and unique -- situation existed with that census.

The official listing under "Place of Birth" was supposed to be only
one's country of origin.

I also have a page >from the 1920 Chelsea census containing the
listing for my father's first cousin, Samuel Berry (born Shmul
Bastunski). On that page the gubernia of origin is listed for
almost all residents -- Vilna, Minsk, Volina (Volyn), etc.

The enumerator was Florence Richmond, who, I have been told, was
a teacher in the area. Let's remember her warmly for bending the
rules.

She did not "bend the rules". She followed the rules, precisely.

"Because of the changes in some boundaries following WWI,
enumerators were instructed to report the PROVINCE (state
or region) of persons declaring that they or their parents
had been born in Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia or Turkey.
If a person had been born in any other foreign country,
only the name of the country was to be entered".

Quote >from "The 1920 Federal Population Census: Catalog of
National Archives Microfilm" (Washington: NARA, 1991), page 1.


This rule of citing the gubernia (province) of origin
for certain former foreign empires was in place only for
the 1920 Census, not for any prior census. Most of the
enumerators appeared to have followed this rule; some
did not, and wrote only 'Russia', etc.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@...>


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Chelsea, MA Census #lithuania

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Judy Baston <Jrbaston@...> wrote:

All the discussion of the 1920 census for Chelsea, MA, which listed
residents as having come >from "Kovna" prompts me to comment about
what a fortunate -- and unique -- situation existed with that census.

The official listing under "Place of Birth" was supposed to be only
one's country of origin.

I also have a page >from the 1920 Chelsea census containing the
listing for my father's first cousin, Samuel Berry (born Shmul
Bastunski). On that page the gubernia of origin is listed for
almost all residents -- Vilna, Minsk, Volina (Volyn), etc.

The enumerator was Florence Richmond, who, I have been told, was
a teacher in the area. Let's remember her warmly for bending the
rules.

She did not "bend the rules". She followed the rules, precisely.

"Because of the changes in some boundaries following WWI,
enumerators were instructed to report the PROVINCE (state
or region) of persons declaring that they or their parents
had been born in Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia or Turkey.
If a person had been born in any other foreign country,
only the name of the country was to be entered".

Quote >from "The 1920 Federal Population Census: Catalog of
National Archives Microfilm" (Washington: NARA, 1991), page 1.


This rule of citing the gubernia (province) of origin
for certain former foreign empires was in place only for
the 1920 Census, not for any prior census. Most of the
enumerators appeared to have followed this rule; some
did not, and wrote only 'Russia', etc.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@...>


Institute for Righteous Gentiles #lithuania

LithHands@...
 

Dear Saul,

Thank you for the kind postings concerning the Institute for Righteous
Gentiles. Some of the facts are outdated in the "Los Angeles Times" article of
1996. To keep up with inflation we now send $400 per year. The government
pensions for this people now are about $50-$75 (200 - 300 Litai) per month.
Unfortunately, the purchasing power of the Litas is constantly failing and
their pension is always lagging. (The exchange rate with the dollar has stayed
at about 4 Litai to the Dollar since the Litas was introduced in 1993.)

Despite the fact that we are dealing with an aging population, with several
passing away every year, we have identified and authenticated a few new ones.
In general we do not support the children of the Righteous unless they were
old enough to understand and participated in the saving of Jews. There were
10 year olds who brought food to the Jews in hiding, etc. and they qualify.
The exception is that we supplement the pensions of the children even if they
were too young to be of any help in the rescue effort, if their parents were
killed by the Lithuanian Nationalists (Forest Brothers; Mishkenai) after the
War.

Ben Lesin, M.D.
Encino, CA

LithHands@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Institute for Righteous Gentiles #lithuania

LithHands@...
 

Dear Saul,

Thank you for the kind postings concerning the Institute for Righteous
Gentiles. Some of the facts are outdated in the "Los Angeles Times" article of
1996. To keep up with inflation we now send $400 per year. The government
pensions for this people now are about $50-$75 (200 - 300 Litai) per month.
Unfortunately, the purchasing power of the Litas is constantly failing and
their pension is always lagging. (The exchange rate with the dollar has stayed
at about 4 Litai to the Dollar since the Litas was introduced in 1993.)

Despite the fact that we are dealing with an aging population, with several
passing away every year, we have identified and authenticated a few new ones.
In general we do not support the children of the Righteous unless they were
old enough to understand and participated in the saving of Jews. There were
10 year olds who brought food to the Jews in hiding, etc. and they qualify.
The exception is that we supplement the pensions of the children even if they
were too young to be of any help in the rescue effort, if their parents were
killed by the Lithuanian Nationalists (Forest Brothers; Mishkenai) after the
War.

Ben Lesin, M.D.
Encino, CA

LithHands@...