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Re: Finding possible Jewish family links #general

Aubrey Jacobus <aajacobus@...>
 

I have never seen a Jewish child named Shadrach, Meshack or Abednego.
Although Biblical: I would hazard they were used by an Anglical sect some
of whom claim to be the the British Israelites or possibly Quakers.

Exaples >from LDS search

Name: Abednego Humphreys
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 25 Mar 1811
Event Place: Llanfwrog, Denbighshire, Wales
Spouse's Name: Mary Davies

Name: Shadrack Humphrey
Event Type: Banns
Event Date: 31 Oct 1773
Event Place: Llanaber, Merionethshire, Wales
Spouse's Name: Jane Morgan

He certainly wasn't Jewish

I think we may assume that the family are 18th C Welsh and not Jewish
Still most gratifying to find families keen to establish Jewish ancestry -
also a warning that "family legend is both the best and worst genealogical
source"

Aubrey Jacobus
London

From: Roger Lustig (GerSIG) <GerSIG.Research@...>
... Benjamin, Schadrach, Meschach/Meshack and Abednego are indeed
Old-Testament names. But the first of these is also a popular given name
among Gentiles in many countries, and the others are *not* commonly found
among Jews. The 1841 England census has almost 800 entries with given
name Shadrach or Shadrack, 150 Meshachs and almost 100 Abednegos. (Over
40,000 Daniels, for those keeping score.)

Looking through lists of Jewish names, I can't find a single instance of
any of those names. Ancestry.com offers over 3600 instances of Abednego,
all but a handful >from England, Wales, former British colonies and other
parts of the US. The exceptions are >from Sweden, Norway and one Reformed
Church baptism in Hungary. Same story for the 25000+ Shadrachs--in fact,
I don't see *any* exceptions there.

Levi (George HUMPHREY's middle name) is used by Jews, but also used to be
very popular in England and Scotland...
On 4/5/2014 8:36 AM, John Chitty wrote:
Hello Listers,
I wonder if any member can help me with a family mystery? I am keen family
historian and have traced several family links, but am at a loss as to how
to verify (or disprove) an old family story. My late mother used to talk
about my Dad's family being connected to the Jewish faith in some way but
as there had been a family estrangement I was never able to track down the
truth...

The history is this: My paternal grandmother, Sarah Ann Humphrey nee Davis
(1852-1944) was the daughter of Robert Davis and Ann (nee Reeves). Robert
Davis was a cab proprietor in London, and Ann's father was Levi Reeves, a
farmer >from Wiltshire. One of Sarah Ann's sons was named after his
great-grandfather and named George Levi Piercy Humphrey.

Sarah Ann's husband, Richard Humphrey, was at one time a tutor at Clifton
College in Bristol, which I believe was founded for Jewish students. Further
back in the family tree there are other males with what I believe to be
traditional Jewish names - e.g. Benjamin, Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding possible Jewish family links #general

Aubrey Jacobus <aajacobus@...>
 

I have never seen a Jewish child named Shadrach, Meshack or Abednego.
Although Biblical: I would hazard they were used by an Anglical sect some
of whom claim to be the the British Israelites or possibly Quakers.

Exaples >from LDS search

Name: Abednego Humphreys
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 25 Mar 1811
Event Place: Llanfwrog, Denbighshire, Wales
Spouse's Name: Mary Davies

Name: Shadrack Humphrey
Event Type: Banns
Event Date: 31 Oct 1773
Event Place: Llanaber, Merionethshire, Wales
Spouse's Name: Jane Morgan

He certainly wasn't Jewish

I think we may assume that the family are 18th C Welsh and not Jewish
Still most gratifying to find families keen to establish Jewish ancestry -
also a warning that "family legend is both the best and worst genealogical
source"

Aubrey Jacobus
London

From: Roger Lustig (GerSIG) <GerSIG.Research@...>
... Benjamin, Schadrach, Meschach/Meshack and Abednego are indeed
Old-Testament names. But the first of these is also a popular given name
among Gentiles in many countries, and the others are *not* commonly found
among Jews. The 1841 England census has almost 800 entries with given
name Shadrach or Shadrack, 150 Meshachs and almost 100 Abednegos. (Over
40,000 Daniels, for those keeping score.)

Looking through lists of Jewish names, I can't find a single instance of
any of those names. Ancestry.com offers over 3600 instances of Abednego,
all but a handful >from England, Wales, former British colonies and other
parts of the US. The exceptions are >from Sweden, Norway and one Reformed
Church baptism in Hungary. Same story for the 25000+ Shadrachs--in fact,
I don't see *any* exceptions there.

Levi (George HUMPHREY's middle name) is used by Jews, but also used to be
very popular in England and Scotland...
On 4/5/2014 8:36 AM, John Chitty wrote:
Hello Listers,
I wonder if any member can help me with a family mystery? I am keen family
historian and have traced several family links, but am at a loss as to how
to verify (or disprove) an old family story. My late mother used to talk
about my Dad's family being connected to the Jewish faith in some way but
as there had been a family estrangement I was never able to track down the
truth...

The history is this: My paternal grandmother, Sarah Ann Humphrey nee Davis
(1852-1944) was the daughter of Robert Davis and Ann (nee Reeves). Robert
Davis was a cab proprietor in London, and Ann's father was Levi Reeves, a
farmer >from Wiltshire. One of Sarah Ann's sons was named after his
great-grandfather and named George Levi Piercy Humphrey.

Sarah Ann's husband, Richard Humphrey, was at one time a tutor at Clifton
College in Bristol, which I believe was founded for Jewish students. Further
back in the family tree there are other males with what I believe to be
traditional Jewish names - e.g. Benjamin, Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego...


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Seeking relatives of Felix WEIL, b Emmendingen, 1847 #germany

Reinhard Frenzel <reinhardfrenzel@...>
 

Hello Gersiggers,

Sponsors in Darmstadt are planning the installation of a "Stolperstein"
(stumbling block memorial) for Henriette OLLENDORF nee WEIL
(b Mainz, 04 Oct 1883) on May 30, 2014.

Henriette was the daughter of Felix called Philipp WEIL
(Emmendingen, 1847 - Mainz, 1931) and Karolina ARON (Worms, 1853
- deported 28 Sep 1942/"d" Terezin, 02 Dec. 1942).

In 1922 Henriette got married to (non-Jewish) ophthalmologist Dr. Gustav
Arthur OLLENDORF (1875 - Darmstadt, 1924). After 1933 Henriette was able
to teach English at the Schule der Israelitischen Religionsgemeinde
Darmstadt, right up to 1939 - at least.

If you happen to be related or know of someone who is, please contact
me privately at your earliest convenience.

Reinhard Frenzel, Mainz, Germany reinhardfrenzel@...


German SIG #Germany Seeking relatives of Felix WEIL, b Emmendingen, 1847 #germany

Reinhard Frenzel <reinhardfrenzel@...>
 

Hello Gersiggers,

Sponsors in Darmstadt are planning the installation of a "Stolperstein"
(stumbling block memorial) for Henriette OLLENDORF nee WEIL
(b Mainz, 04 Oct 1883) on May 30, 2014.

Henriette was the daughter of Felix called Philipp WEIL
(Emmendingen, 1847 - Mainz, 1931) and Karolina ARON (Worms, 1853
- deported 28 Sep 1942/"d" Terezin, 02 Dec. 1942).

In 1922 Henriette got married to (non-Jewish) ophthalmologist Dr. Gustav
Arthur OLLENDORF (1875 - Darmstadt, 1924). After 1933 Henriette was able
to teach English at the Schule der Israelitischen Religionsgemeinde
Darmstadt, right up to 1939 - at least.

If you happen to be related or know of someone who is, please contact
me privately at your earliest convenience.

Reinhard Frenzel, Mainz, Germany reinhardfrenzel@...


Geneology issue #hungary

gabykiss61@...
 

Hi,

I would like your help to find out if my grand mother and my great grandmother
were Jewish.
My mother was born in Fejer county in Hungary 1936 named Gabai Gabriella =
but was this an adoptad name >from Pisch Gabriella.

Can we found out and how?

Thank you.

Regards

Ms Gabriella K Kiss


Hungary SIG #Hungary Geneology issue #hungary

gabykiss61@...
 

Hi,

I would like your help to find out if my grand mother and my great grandmother
were Jewish.
My mother was born in Fejer county in Hungary 1936 named Gabai Gabriella =
but was this an adoptad name >from Pisch Gabriella.

Can we found out and how?

Thank you.

Regards

Ms Gabriella K Kiss


Re: How to prove a girl to be Jewish ? #hungary

HungarianRoots
 

Dear Georges,

Gyorgyi is not a strange name for a girl. It is a well accepted Hungarian
female first name, the female version of George (György).
As she was born in 1932, her birth record in the civil registers would
clearly show his religion, so no need to look for a birth record in the
Jewish registers that are also available at the Central Office of the Jewish
community. I ran a fast check at the Budapest database and found some
Stekauers, some being Jewish, some being R. Catholic. Worth a try. (Budapest
had 14 districts back then so one would need to check all of these to find
the births.)

Regards,

Karesz Vandor
genealogist/Historian

Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@...
cell: +36-30-546-6950

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e-mail thus saving trees and lives. If you need to print use the
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Georges Graner" <georges.graner@...>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 8:58 AM
Subject: [h-sig] How to prove a girl to be Jewish ?


Hello,

A member of our French JGS wishes to prove that his grand-mother and/or
his great-grand mother was a Jew.
The grand-mother is called STEKAUER, first name Gyorgyi (strange given
name for a girl, isn't it ?) and is born December 19, 1932 in Budapest. I
suppose that there is no record of this birth in Jewish records ? but is
there a chance that we can find the ketouba of the marriage of her
parents, some time earlier, in Budapest ?

Thank you for your help

Georges GRANER (Paris-France)


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: How to prove a girl to be Jewish ? #hungary

HungarianRoots
 

Dear Georges,

Gyorgyi is not a strange name for a girl. It is a well accepted Hungarian
female first name, the female version of George (György).
As she was born in 1932, her birth record in the civil registers would
clearly show his religion, so no need to look for a birth record in the
Jewish registers that are also available at the Central Office of the Jewish
community. I ran a fast check at the Budapest database and found some
Stekauers, some being Jewish, some being R. Catholic. Worth a try. (Budapest
had 14 districts back then so one would need to check all of these to find
the births.)

Regards,

Karesz Vandor
genealogist/Historian

Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@...
cell: +36-30-546-6950

This is our World and we only have One. Please consider not printing this
e-mail thus saving trees and lives. If you need to print use the
double-sided option.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Georges Graner" <georges.graner@...>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 8:58 AM
Subject: [h-sig] How to prove a girl to be Jewish ?


Hello,

A member of our French JGS wishes to prove that his grand-mother and/or
his great-grand mother was a Jew.
The grand-mother is called STEKAUER, first name Gyorgyi (strange given
name for a girl, isn't it ?) and is born December 19, 1932 in Budapest. I
suppose that there is no record of this birth in Jewish records ? but is
there a chance that we can find the ketouba of the marriage of her
parents, some time earlier, in Budapest ?

Thank you for your help

Georges GRANER (Paris-France)


How to prove that a member of the French JGS is Jewish #hungary

j.kovacs@...
 

If the parents, grandparents, etc. were married in Budapest in a synagogue then
the first question is approximately when and the name of the groom and the birth
name of the bride. Such information should be available >from the Jewish Community
in Budapest registration of births, marriages, etc. Address is: A Budapesti
Zsido Hitkozseg Anyakonyvi Hivatal, 1075 Budapest, Sip u. 12. If the office is
willing to look up the information one can obtain a statement of the event for a
fee issued by a rabbi.

If the JGS member is born in 1932 in Budapest such information used to be
available at the Budapest Fovarosi Leveltar, Budapest Teve utca 3-5,
Fax No. 298-7555. Many Jewish people lived in the VII or VIIIth district and that
is where I would first concentrate the search. I don't know if they respond to mail
inquiries, but they have issued copies of their records for a fee. If the parents
did not declare the new born to be Jewish, as some may surmise, then there is no
sense in looking up her birth record.


John Kovacs
Bloomfield, MI


Hungary SIG #Hungary How to prove that a member of the French JGS is Jewish #hungary

j.kovacs@...
 

If the parents, grandparents, etc. were married in Budapest in a synagogue then
the first question is approximately when and the name of the groom and the birth
name of the bride. Such information should be available >from the Jewish Community
in Budapest registration of births, marriages, etc. Address is: A Budapesti
Zsido Hitkozseg Anyakonyvi Hivatal, 1075 Budapest, Sip u. 12. If the office is
willing to look up the information one can obtain a statement of the event for a
fee issued by a rabbi.

If the JGS member is born in 1932 in Budapest such information used to be
available at the Budapest Fovarosi Leveltar, Budapest Teve utca 3-5,
Fax No. 298-7555. Many Jewish people lived in the VII or VIIIth district and that
is where I would first concentrate the search. I don't know if they respond to mail
inquiries, but they have issued copies of their records for a fee. If the parents
did not declare the new born to be Jewish, as some may surmise, then there is no
sense in looking up her birth record.


John Kovacs
Bloomfield, MI


LEWKOWICZ/GNIESLAW multiple surnames #poland

Jay Gilbert
 

I am helping a cousin search for records for her father's Geneslaw family.
In a number of Polish records in Piotrkow Gubernia, in Belchatow and
Czestochowa, among others, I am finding many instances of the name written
as LEWKOWICZ/GNIESLAW or GNIESLAW/LEWKOWICZ. I have never seen anything
like this in 19th century records, and would appreciate someone explaining
to me the meaning of multiple surnames.

Thank you.
Jay Gilbert
Hastings on Hudson, NY


JRI Poland #Poland LEWKOWICZ/GNIESLAW multiple surnames #poland

Jay Gilbert
 

I am helping a cousin search for records for her father's Geneslaw family.
In a number of Polish records in Piotrkow Gubernia, in Belchatow and
Czestochowa, among others, I am finding many instances of the name written
as LEWKOWICZ/GNIESLAW or GNIESLAW/LEWKOWICZ. I have never seen anything
like this in 19th century records, and would appreciate someone explaining
to me the meaning of multiple surnames.

Thank you.
Jay Gilbert
Hastings on Hudson, NY


Help finding Cohen/House in Russia #lithuania

Scott Ehrlich <scott@...>
 

Greetings:

I am trying to learn about my maternal grandparents - Israel Cohen and
Rose/Chana Haus/House Cohen.

According to a 1920 US Census, Israel and Rose House Cohen were born
in Riga.

My mom vividly recalls Rose telling her Rose was >from Minsk or Pinsk.

A 1900 ship manifest - http://ehrlichtronics.com/manifest shows Israel
and Rose (Chane on the manifest) came >from Vilna, but that appears to
be false.

Israel and Rose, and their son, David and David's wife, also Rose, are
buried near me in Massachusetts -

Israel Cohen, died 1950 at age 74 in USA
Rose/Chane/Chana Cohen died 1964 at age 83 in USA

Israel's parents, according to his US death record, were Samuel
Cohen and Marcia

Rose/Chane/Chana's parents, according to her US death record, were
Melvin House and Toba.

Israel apparently had a brother, Josef, according to the 1900 ship
manifest.

Israel and Rose had a son David. He is not listed on the ship
manifest and appears to have been born in Russia.

I have searched my ancestry.com and jewishgen accounts but cannot find
anything on David or the marriage of Israel and Rose/Chana. I am
keeping my mind open to the myriad of spellings for Israel, Cohen,
House, Chana/Chane/Rose and David, including using the "Sounds Like"
or "SoundEx" options in my searches.

I have tested with familytreedna and none of those matches are close
enough to help me.

I am seeking documentation (or family) who might have, or can show,
documented proof of Israel and Rose' marriage (which would help show
where they were married and the spelling of Rose' given and maiden
names), or even David's birth, to also reflect his parent's details.

It would also be great to find documented proof of Israel's parents
having Israel and David as children, but that is going one generation
further.

Any email addresses or web sites I can reach out to or visit in Minsk
or Pinsk or elsewhere to help with this search?

David had a social security number and I am awaiting the original
application that would have been completed by he or his parents/family
through the Social Security Administration's Freedom of Information
Act Request to see what it might reveal.

I know this post is long, but I wanted to make it as complete as
possible with all relevant details.

Thank you all for any leads.

Scott Ehrlich, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Scott@...

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Fwd: Help finding Cohen/House in Russia #lithuania

Scott Ehrlich <scott@...>
 

Greetings:

I am trying to learn about my maternal grandparents - Israel Cohen and
Rose/Chana Haus/House Cohen.

According to a 1920 US Census, Israel and Rose House Cohen were born
in Riga.

My mom vividly recalls Rose telling her Rose was >from Minsk or Pinsk.

A 1900 ship manifest - http://ehrlichtronics.com/manifest shows Israel
and Rose (Chane on the manifest) came >from Vilna, but that appears to
be false.

Israel and Rose, and their son, David and David's wife, also Rose, are
buried near me in Massachusetts -

Israel Cohen, died 1950 at age 74 in USA
Rose/Chane/Chana Cohen died 1964 at age 83 in USA

Israel's parents, according to his US death record, were Samuel
Cohen and Marcia

Rose/Chane/Chana's parents, according to her US death record, were
Melvin House and Toba.

Israel apparently had a brother, Josef, according to the 1900 ship
manifest.

Israel and Rose had a son David. He is not listed on the ship
manifest and appears to have been born in Russia.

I have searched my ancestry.com and jewishgen accounts but cannot find
anything on David or the marriage of Israel and Rose/Chana. I am
keeping my mind open to the myriad of spellings for Israel, Cohen,
House, Chana/Chane/Rose and David, including using the "Sounds Like"
or "SoundEx" options in my searches.

I have tested with familytreedna and none of those matches are close
enough to help me.

I am seeking documentation (or family) who might have, or can show,
documented proof of Israel and Rose' marriage (which would help show
where they were married and the spelling of Rose' given and maiden
names), or even David's birth, to also reflect his parent's details.

It would also be great to find documented proof of Israel's parents
having Israel and David as children, but that is going one generation
further.

Any email addresses or web sites I can reach out to or visit in Minsk
or Pinsk or elsewhere to help with this search?

David had a social security number and I am awaiting the original
application that would have been completed by he or his parents/family
through the Social Security Administration's Freedom of Information
Act Request to see what it might reveal.

I know this post is long, but I wanted to make it as complete as
possible with all relevant details.

Thank you all for any leads.

Scott Ehrlich, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Scott@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


Re: Places in Lithuania? #lithuania

Max Heffler
 

Veivirzenai? Aka Varzhan (sp?) in Yiddish, is where my wife's
great-grandmother was >from and is in Lithuania, so I suspect
Warson and Varzhan (how I heard it) are the same.

Max Heffler

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Adelson [mailto:sjadelson@...]
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2014 5:45 PM
To: LitvakSIG
Subject: [litvaksig] Places in Lithuania?

Ancestry.com has recently put online Texas state naturalization records, and
there's a few new leads for me to follow. Can someone help confirm the
following "Russian" towns (which should all be Lithuania)?

Warson Veivirzenai?
Novoaleksandrovsk Zarasai?
Naistat No idea???

Thanks for any help you can provide,
Steve Adelson


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Places in Lithuania? #lithuania

Max Heffler
 

Veivirzenai? Aka Varzhan (sp?) in Yiddish, is where my wife's
great-grandmother was >from and is in Lithuania, so I suspect
Warson and Varzhan (how I heard it) are the same.

Max Heffler

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Adelson [mailto:sjadelson@...]
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2014 5:45 PM
To: LitvakSIG
Subject: [litvaksig] Places in Lithuania?

Ancestry.com has recently put online Texas state naturalization records, and
there's a few new leads for me to follow. Can someone help confirm the
following "Russian" towns (which should all be Lithuania)?

Warson Veivirzenai?
Novoaleksandrovsk Zarasai?
Naistat No idea???

Thanks for any help you can provide,
Steve Adelson