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Re: somewhat lost

Pieter Hoekstra
 

[quote] [I can't help with information, but just wanted to give a shout out to the wonderful helpers here:    Less than 24 hours after the request was posted, the poster has received so many helpful replies!
Kol HaKavod. [/quote]

Amazingly prompt help Fredel. I wonder who else might have also responded had the OP included a name and location in the Topic title?


Seeking Braunfeld & Werner Information

Stephen Silberman
 

I'm researching the Braunfeld family.   Samuel & Nathan Braunfeld came from what was then Neu Sandez, Austria and is now Nowy Sacz, Poland.    They were married to Werner women (sisters?) from the nearby town of Gorlice.

Stephen Silberman


Re: somewhat lost

fredelfruhman
 

I can't help with information, but just wanted to give a shout out to the wonderful helpers here:    Less than 24 hours after the request was posted, the poster has received so many helpful replies!

Kol HaKavod.

--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Actively Searching . . .

SANDI ROOT
 

Friends in Jewish Genealogy:

 

The names I search have been posted, edited and upgraded for years on JG Family Finder and Family Tree of the Jewish People, with only 2 solid responses - for which I am forever grateful - * a Chicago cousin who now lives in Israel, and a ** Northern California cousin-by-marriage.  So, I thought I would take a chance and possibly spread my search out a little wider, using this format, and see what happens.

 

The regions I search are: Australia, Canada, Lithuania, Poland, South Africa, London’s East End, U.S. (Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Brooklyn, Saint Louis, San Francisco).


I belong to several Jewish genealogy groups, in addition to JG, with nary a response. 

 

Take a look and let me know if anything jumps out at you:

 

Actively searching:

ASHLEY, AUSLANDER, BADESCH, BANUS / BENESH / BENESCH / BENIS / BENNITZ / BENITEZ / BENNISH /BEINASH / BEINASHOWITZ, BECKERMAN, BLOCK / BLOCH, BLUMENTHAL / BLUM, BRODY, BROUTMAN, CHERKOVSKY / CHEKOWSKI, COBRIN, COHEN / KAHAN / KAGAN, EICHEL, FOX, FRIEDLEN, FRIEDMAN, GALINA, GOLD, GREENBERG, GUTKOWSKY / GOOD, HANAK, HARRIS, HARWICK, HERRE, JANKELOWITZ / JACOBSON,  KRIZANSKI, LEVIN, LEVY, LIEBOVITCH, LOND / LUND, MANNE, MENDELSON, MICHELSON, NIDER, OFFMAN / HOFFMAN, OFSALLOF / OFSEAL / OFSAROF, OPEAN / OPPEAN / OPIN / UPIN,  POSISKI / PISER, ROSENTHAL, ROTHCHILD, SCHAFFNER, SCHNEIDERMAN / SNYDERMAN, SHAPIRO, SIEGAL / SIEGEL, SILVERMAN, SIMON, STERN, SUVALKER / SUVALSKI, TABACK, WHATLEY, ZIVETZ

 

Sandi (Blumenthal) Root

 

*  On my maternal SUVALKER (var.) / MENDELSON side

** On my maternal JACOBSON side

 


Re: berkowitz family

Jill Whitehead
 

Hi Morris,

Berkowitz is a patronymic name ie son of Berko.My great grand aunt Rebecca Plotnovsky of Raczki in Suwalki Gubernia married Solomon Berkowitz Karobelnik of Suwalki Gubernia in Hull, UK in 1889. He soon dropped the Karobelnik (which means a peddlar) in favour of Berkowitz. Berkowitz then became Birks in the next generation.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: somewhat lost

Renee Steinig
 

I'm not sure about Samuel, but to paraphrase Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, "I can tell that his father was NOT born Hungarian!"

According to his Petition for Naturalization
Samuel's father, Benjamin or Baruch MUHLBAUER, was born in 1871 in Kosow -- a town then in Galicia, a crown land of the Austrian Empire. It's now in Ukraine (https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1043044)Immigrants from Kosow founded the Progressive Kossower Benevolent Society, on whose grounds at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Queens, New York, Benjamin and his wife Mollie are buried. (See http://www.mountcarmelcemetery.com/search.asp?type=interment .) 

Benjamin arrived in the U.S. (his second time coming over) in Nov. 1913, traveling as Burech MUHLBAUER. With him was his 15-year-old son Schlome -- presumably your grandfather Sam.

Benjamin's NYC death record (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2W5G-BD5) says that he died in Manhattan at age 71 and that his parents were Mandel MUHLBAUER and Chaie MILSTEIN. There's a good chance that he was the "Itzig Burch MUHLBAUER," born 1871 in Kosow, whose birth record is indexed on JRI-Poland.org .
On the other hand, Benjamin's wife may have been born in Hungary. A U.S. passport application filed in 1924 by "Molie" MUHLBAUER, wife of Baruch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99DQ-RB4X?i=470&cc=2185145says that she was born in "Bystra, Hungary -- now Poland" (an unlikely change of borders) and that they were married there. BUT, Mollie's arrival record -- July 1914, with daughter Chaje, 7, later Ida (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9TX-32XF?i=50&cc=1368704&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AJJQ5-5ZWlists last residence and birth place of both as Kosow. 

As for Samuel's birth place, records vary. His arrival record says that he was born in Kosow, his WWII draft card says "Bistrow," Hungary, the 1915 census says Austria, and the 1940 census says New York!

Joshua, you can see, it's not always easy to pinpoint place of origin, but I think you can feel certain of one thing: that Benjamin was a "Galitzianer."

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

Joshua Freeman <jfreeman@...> wrote:

1) my maternal grandfather Samuel Muhlbauer came over from the
austro-hungarian empire on a boat to NY around 1910 as a boy of 15
with his father, settling in Brooklyn.
2) my mother always told me that her father was:
2.1) hungarian (though my mother grew up speaking English and yiddish
- knew no Hungarian).
2.2) was a member of the 'kussover' (kossover?) society in brooklyn
2.3) was a member of the masonic temple
3) he married my maternal grandmother Fannie Geller who had been born
in Brooklyn Fannie had a younger brother named Jerry Geller.
4) my maternal grandfather's mother's (my maternal great grandmother)
first name was Molly/Mollie and her maiden name was 'Pearl' or 'Perl'.
5) supposedly, in the old country, the Perls owned an Inn. I don't
know anything about what the Muhlbauer's did.
5) I don't know for sure but I'm guessing that kossover society has
something to do with Kassa/Kosice?
6) I do know that while my mother Arlene Muhlbauer and her sister
Shirley Muhlbauer were growing up in Brooklyn (Williamsburg?) my
grandfather and grandmother (Fannie Muhlbauer née Geller) owned a
fabric store.

So.. I really have no idea(s) where to begin. Any advice/recommendations welcome....


Re: Happy Purim

jbonline1111@...
 

I'm sure I speak for many when I say that we are very grateful for the efforts of Jewishgen.  I volunteered to transcribe German intern camp lists at one time and was pleased to see how well that was managed. Happy Purim to all!
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: America's women's right to vote.. Registration docs

Sarah L Meyer
 

Ancestry.com has California Voter Registration records.  I do not think Michigan's are online.

--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Re: somewhat lost

Sarah L Meyer
 

Start with finding your families in the Census and other US records, such as naturalization, immigration etc.  You can do this using Ancestry.com ($), MyHeritage.com($) or FamilySearch.org (free).  Start making a family tree in genealogy software.  LegacyFamilyTree.com has a free basic version of its Legacy software - and a great user group on FB.  MyHeritage has a FamilyTree Builder which syncs with a tree on their site (however once you go over 250 people there is an annual fee).   RootsMagic has a free version as well.  My personal preference is Legacy although it is not as Jewish friendly as the other two, but it has more options.  Both MyHeritage and RootsMagic also have FB user groups, but they are not as active as the Legacy group, which almost always has employees monitoring the group and beta testers.  Once you have gotten your US roots for your family - include aunts/uncles cousins/grandparents etc - go wide, you don't know whose naturalization will lead to the passenger record and the appropriate location in the "old country"; then you can head to Jewishgen databases.

--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


The Name Jur #names

Daniel Mann
 

Is anyone familiar with the name Jur (or Jure or Jura)?
Is this a Polish named that was used in Galicia, or perhaps it had a Jewish origin?

In particular I am wondering if it was a form of Yair (יאיר)  or perhaps it was short for Yeruchim (ירוחם) as in Yeruchim Fishel?

Any insights or experience with this would be appreciated.

Thank you.
Daniel Mann
Researching Mann Ulaskowce and Chaluta Mstibovo in Volkovysk District


Re: America's women's right to vote.. Registration docs

Deborah Blankenberg
 

Women got the right to vote in the United States with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Knowing where your grandmother lived at that time will help narrow the focus of your search. 
--
Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
dtblankenberg@... 
Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York, Colombia and Missouri), BLINDER (Kishinev to New York via Poland? and Paris), KUSHER/KUSZER (Lodz vicinity to New York via Paris), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)


Re: SPERBER - Sieniawa, Poland; later Vienna?

Rose Feldman
 

There are Sperbers in Warsaw. And there is a Haim Sperber who teachers at one of the colleges in Israel. Try facebook.

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year  
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Help us index more records at http://igra.csindexing.com

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl


--
Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year  
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy


JGS of Long Island Meeting #usa

Jackie Wasserstein
 


 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONG ISLAND

Next Meeting Topic Is:

 

“Seeking Sanctuary: 125 years of

Synagogues on Long Island”

Brad Kolodny

 

From Great Neck to Montauck and Atlantic Beach to Greenport, Brad Kolodny has visited and photographed every current and former synagogue building on Long Island.  He’ll speak about his four year journey to document all these Jewish houses of worship and share many little-known facts about the Jewish community in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

 

Brad has has photographed six hundred synagogues in thirteen countries.  He is the author of SEEKING SANCTUARY: 125 YEARS OF SYNAGOGUES ON LONG ISLAND.

 

  Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 pm

MID ISLAND Y JCC

45 MANETTO HILL ROAD

PLAINVIEW, NEW YORK

WWW.MIYJCC.ORG

 

Please note that this meeting will be held in a different room upstairs, studio A/B.

 

Admission is free and all are Welcome.  Our “Mavens” are available at 1:30 PM to take your genealogy questions.

 

Jackie Wasserstein

 Past President


SWITKES-KATZ, Looking for Descendants

Carol Jean Weightman
 

I am looking for any relatives of

Elias Leib SWITKES, born 15 December 1880 In Czernowitz, then Rumania

married to:

Emilia KATZ, born 11 March 1882 in Lviv

Both living in Leibzig, both were deported and murdered in the Holocaust


There was a sizeable Switkes family in Czernowitz. Maybe some relatives emigrated.

I would be interested in any information, particularly whether or not Elias and Emilia or their siblings had children.


Thank you.

Carol Jean Weightman


Johannesburg Cemeteries online #southafrica

Julian & Sharon Peerutin
 

Hi,

 

Is there any online searchable site for Johannesburg cemeteries? I have members of my family that I know died in Johannesburg but I do not know what cemetery. I would also like to get a photo of the tombstones.

 

Thanks

 

Julian Peerutin

 

Researching

VELER / WELLER & SARFINOVICH / SHARFINOWITZ Linkuva / Kupiskis / Panevezys, Lithuania; CINDEL / TSINDEL Kupiskis, Lithuania; LEVIN Rokiskis/Kupiskis, Lithuania; PICK / CHAIT Birz, Lithuania; DIAMOND / DIAMANT / ORELASKY / OLESKY Siluva, Lithuania; DRUKER / PENN Dvinsk, Latvia; HIRSCHSOHN / LEVENBERG / LEVINSOHN / MANDELSTAMM Kuldiga / Pilten / Liepaja, Latvia; NYMAN / NEIMAN Poland / Scotland / Australia; PEERUTIN / PIRUTIN / PIRUTINSKY Kraslava / Dvinsk, Latvia; Vitebsk, Belarus; TAL Friedirichstadt, Latvia / Rokiskis, Lithuania

 


Re: somewhat lost

RichardWerbin
 

I think these are your people.

Here is Schlome Muhlbauer 15 & father Baruch arriving 11 Nov 1913 from Kossow, Galicia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNPR-3ZS

Here is father Benjamin / Baruch naturalization records 
Wife = Mollie
Children = Samuel born 12 June 1899 & Ida born 20 Aug 1907
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89MX-99WS-7?i=333&cc=1999177

Sister Ida's marriage.  20 Oct 1928 to Philip Grodin
Lists her mother as Molie Pearl and father as Benjamin
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24CB-PKD


Re: somewhat lost

RichardWerbin
 

I think this might be Samuel's sister Ida Muhlbauer's marriage record.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24CB-PKD

Parents are listed as Benjamin Muhlbauer & Mollie Pearl.


Re: somewhat lost

RichardWerbin
 

Did Samuel have a brother named Max from Kossow, Austria? I found naturalization papers. Also 1920 Census.
Also parents named Benjamin & Bella also from Kossow.

Schlome Mahlbauer 15 & father Burech Mahlbauer 42 arrived 12 Nov 1913 on ship Prince Friedrich Wilhelm from Kossow, Galicia.

If this sounds right, email me and I will send images.


Re: somewhat lost

Sherri Bobish
 
Edited

Re:  Samuel Muhlbauer

I think this is the family on the 1940 census:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9MY-G326?i=8&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AK7MM-CCC

Try searching at www.familysearch.org for more census, and other documents.  In 1940 he is listed as Sam.
Surnames are often mispelled on census and other places, so try doing a non-exact surname search.

Regards,   Sherri Bobish   NJ, USA


JGASPhiladelphia March 15, 2020 Meeting Cancelled

Lois Sernoff
 

JGASPhiladelphia  March 15, 2020 Meeting Cancelled
 
Due to a current case of the Corona Virus affecting a local physcian and the recommendation of the CDC to avoid large gatherings,
it has been decided that we should cancel our scheduled meeting.
 
 
 Lois Sernoff  [JGASGP]