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Re: Need help finding passenger manifest, please! #general

Fran Segall
 

Thanks to everyone who helped me find this manifest. I was searching
correctly, although perhaps not widely enough. She arrived in 1902, but
Hannah Strick was listed as Hanne Struck and indexed as HEUIC FRUCTS! The
fancy "S" was mistaken for an "F" and the "k" at the end of Struck was
mistaken for a "ts". WOW!

Fran Segall
Seminole, FL
FranSegall@...

Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMAN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)
Belarus: BROUDA/BREWDA/BREVDA/BREWDI (Amstibove/Mstibovo)
Ukraine: KLETZEL/KLETSEL (Volhynia region)

-----Original Message-----
From: Fran Segall [mailto:fransegall@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:09 PM
I have been searching for my great-grandmother's passenger manifest forever,
it seems. It's time to ask for help. I have searched every combination I can
think of.

Her name was Chana/Hannah/Anna STRICK.
She **definitely** arrived sometime between 1888 and 1909, but census info
points strongly to 1902.
She was in her 60's and widowed when she emigrated >from Wielopole
Skrzynskie, Poland.
Her entire family (8 children) were all in New York and came through Ellis
Island. I have no reason to believe she didn't do the same. She lived in New
York for the rest of her life.
She died before Social Security came into being and never applied for
citizenship...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Need help finding passenger manifest, please! #general

Fran Segall
 

Thanks to everyone who helped me find this manifest. I was searching
correctly, although perhaps not widely enough. She arrived in 1902, but
Hannah Strick was listed as Hanne Struck and indexed as HEUIC FRUCTS! The
fancy "S" was mistaken for an "F" and the "k" at the end of Struck was
mistaken for a "ts". WOW!

Fran Segall
Seminole, FL
FranSegall@...

Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMAN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)
Belarus: BROUDA/BREWDA/BREVDA/BREWDI (Amstibove/Mstibovo)
Ukraine: KLETZEL/KLETSEL (Volhynia region)

-----Original Message-----
From: Fran Segall [mailto:fransegall@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:09 PM
I have been searching for my great-grandmother's passenger manifest forever,
it seems. It's time to ask for help. I have searched every combination I can
think of.

Her name was Chana/Hannah/Anna STRICK.
She **definitely** arrived sometime between 1888 and 1909, but census info
points strongly to 1902.
She was in her 60's and widowed when she emigrated >from Wielopole
Skrzynskie, Poland.
Her entire family (8 children) were all in New York and came through Ellis
Island. I have no reason to believe she didn't do the same. She lived in New
York for the rest of her life.
She died before Social Security came into being and never applied for
citizenship...


Border Crossing 19th Century Photos #general

Jeff Marx
 

For some brief observations on border crossings by our ancestors, see my
9/11/2004 posting on Litvak Sig, entitled "A Meta-Comment on Alexota"
(available by going to the JewishGen Discussion Group Sig Lists Database).

Jeff Marx


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Border Crossing 19th Century Photos #general

Jeff Marx
 

For some brief observations on border crossings by our ancestors, see my
9/11/2004 posting on Litvak Sig, entitled "A Meta-Comment on Alexota"
(available by going to the JewishGen Discussion Group Sig Lists Database).

Jeff Marx


Request for Gravestone Photos - New Orleans, LA #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am in need of a few gravestone photos >from Hebrew Rest Cemetery in New
Orleans, LA. If anyone can take photos for me please contact me privately
at talasky@...

Terry Lasky
Centennial, CO
talasky@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Request for Gravestone Photos - New Orleans, LA #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am in need of a few gravestone photos >from Hebrew Rest Cemetery in New
Orleans, LA. If anyone can take photos for me please contact me privately
at talasky@...

Terry Lasky
Centennial, CO
talasky@...


Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery headstone photo request #general

Jean Warwick
 

Hi
Would anybody who lives in the area of the Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery
be willing to take digital pictures of the following gravestones for me please:
Shandler ?
Shandler Albert
Shandler Esther
Cram Fanny
Cram Marcella Arline
Cram Mark Isaac

Buried: The B'Nai Emet Cemetery, which borders the south edge of The
Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery, 7032 Penn Ave, South Richfield, MN
City of Richfield, Hennepin County Minnesota, TO28N-R24W section 32

[This cemeteries burial monument information was transcribed during the
summer of 2010. Copyright: Debbie Boe 2010]
If anyone can take these photo's please contact me privately

Thank you,
Jean Warwick
Coventry UK

GROSS: Glasgow, Perth CREAM/CREME/CRAM: Minneapolis, Glasgow, Perth, Telz
LEVENSTON/LEVIN/LEVINE: Glasgow PEKEL: ?

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid duplication of effort, please contact Jean
before heading to the cemetery.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery headstone photo request #general

Jean Warwick
 

Hi
Would anybody who lives in the area of the Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery
be willing to take digital pictures of the following gravestones for me please:
Shandler ?
Shandler Albert
Shandler Esther
Cram Fanny
Cram Marcella Arline
Cram Mark Isaac

Buried: The B'Nai Emet Cemetery, which borders the south edge of The
Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery, 7032 Penn Ave, South Richfield, MN
City of Richfield, Hennepin County Minnesota, TO28N-R24W section 32

[This cemeteries burial monument information was transcribed during the
summer of 2010. Copyright: Debbie Boe 2010]
If anyone can take these photo's please contact me privately

Thank you,
Jean Warwick
Coventry UK

GROSS: Glasgow, Perth CREAM/CREME/CRAM: Minneapolis, Glasgow, Perth, Telz
LEVENSTON/LEVIN/LEVINE: Glasgow PEKEL: ?

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid duplication of effort, please contact Jean
before heading to the cemetery.


Info on a relative executed by the Gestapo #general

Johnny Maduzia <j_maduzia@...>
 

Jewishgen,
I'm searching for information on a relative of mine, Joseph Maduzia. He
was visiting a neighbor of his that was hiding a Jewish family >from the
Germans. While there the German Gestapo appeared and finding Jewish people
hidden there, executed my relative, his neighbor and his family and the
Jewish family and burned their farm to the ground. This occurred around
the village of Jaworze Dolne Poland in 1943 I think.

Is there anyway that I can get information on this incident? I would
appreciate any info, thanks.

Regards,
Johnny Maduzia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Info on a relative executed by the Gestapo #general

Johnny Maduzia <j_maduzia@...>
 

Jewishgen,
I'm searching for information on a relative of mine, Joseph Maduzia. He
was visiting a neighbor of his that was hiding a Jewish family >from the
Germans. While there the German Gestapo appeared and finding Jewish people
hidden there, executed my relative, his neighbor and his family and the
Jewish family and burned their farm to the ground. This occurred around
the village of Jaworze Dolne Poland in 1943 I think.

Is there anyway that I can get information on this incident? I would
appreciate any info, thanks.

Regards,
Johnny Maduzia


Re: Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, NY #general

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I appreciate all of the responses that I have gotten and if I haven't
replied yet, I do appreciate your thoughts.

However, I have yet to receive an answer to my question that if I get
the burial plot information, would anyone be able to take a photo?
Yes, I have the death certificate information and his date of death.

Thanks again!

Best,

Michael Waas
Miami, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, NY #general

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I appreciate all of the responses that I have gotten and if I haven't
replied yet, I do appreciate your thoughts.

However, I have yet to receive an answer to my question that if I get
the burial plot information, would anyone be able to take a photo?
Yes, I have the death certificate information and his date of death.

Thanks again!

Best,

Michael Waas
Miami, FL


Evolution of a Surname: BIALOGURSKI to LEVINSKY #general

Ricki Zunk
 

Many years ago, when I was beginning my family research, someone sent me
an email explaining how the people in the BIALOGURSKI branch of our
family (>from Sejny, Suwalki, Lithuania) came to North America and once
here (on on their way here) changed their surname >from BIALOGURSKI to
LEVINSKY or LEVINE or LAVINE. I got that info about 20 years ago. Now,
I cannot find the letter or email anywhere, and sadly my memory is not as
good as it used to be.

Does anyone have a logical explanation for this particular evolution? I
know that names can be changed for all sorts of reasons (or non-reasons),
but the fact that someone actually *knew* the answer all those years ago
makes me all the more anxious to find that info once again.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. You may respond to his
question privately OR, if you think it might help others, kindly post it
to the group.

Thanks for your kind attention to this request,

(Mrs.) Ricki Lynn Randall Zunk
Miami, FL, USA
<nockbockle@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Evolution of a Surname: BIALOGURSKI to LEVINSKY #general

Ricki Zunk
 

Many years ago, when I was beginning my family research, someone sent me
an email explaining how the people in the BIALOGURSKI branch of our
family (>from Sejny, Suwalki, Lithuania) came to North America and once
here (on on their way here) changed their surname >from BIALOGURSKI to
LEVINSKY or LEVINE or LAVINE. I got that info about 20 years ago. Now,
I cannot find the letter or email anywhere, and sadly my memory is not as
good as it used to be.

Does anyone have a logical explanation for this particular evolution? I
know that names can be changed for all sorts of reasons (or non-reasons),
but the fact that someone actually *knew* the answer all those years ago
makes me all the more anxious to find that info once again.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. You may respond to his
question privately OR, if you think it might help others, kindly post it
to the group.

Thanks for your kind attention to this request,

(Mrs.) Ricki Lynn Randall Zunk
Miami, FL, USA
<nockbockle@...>


First Came "Retroactive Samification" and Now Comes... #general

Meron Lavie
 

A while back, I wrote a positing here about the insidious, pernicious
phenomenon of "Retroactive Samification" - meaning that some ancestor who
never stepped foot out of his native shtetl had his name listed as "Sam"
by his immigrant descendants on documents in the US (name of deceased's
father on a death certificate, etc.). Sadly, I must admit that even my own
great-great-grandfather was the unwitting victim of retroactive
Samification on multiple occasions.

Well, I knew that I had a great grandfather whose name was Schleime Meyer
KOLMAN >from the Ukraine, who arrived in New York in the early 20th century.
In the US, he was known as "Sam". I could never find his Ellis Island
records, which surprised me as I could find all his relatives who came in
that same time frame. Of course, I was looking only for Schleime Meyer
KOLMAN.

One day, while amusing myself during a particularly vapid meeting at work
by trolling one of the genealogy sites, I ran into Ellis Island records
for a Samuel KOLMAN. All the details seemed to fit my great-grandfather,
except for the fact that the first name was not Schleime Meyer, but rather
Samuel. After all, he would only have changed his name to Sam/Samuel in
the States.

And then it dawned on me.

I may have just discovered...
...
... Proactive Samification!

By that, I mean that perhaps my great-grandfather already took the name
Samuel in advance of his arrival in the US, maybe because he came through
Scotland and it was just easier giving "Samuel" to the Scottish clerk who
registered him? Can you even imagine hearing "Schleime Meyer" in a heavy
brogue?

I would be interested in hearing if there are any similar stories of
people who experienced Proactive Samification, and perhaps even start a
support group for their families.

Meron LAVIE
Oranit, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First Came "Retroactive Samification" and Now Comes... #general

Meron Lavie
 

A while back, I wrote a positing here about the insidious, pernicious
phenomenon of "Retroactive Samification" - meaning that some ancestor who
never stepped foot out of his native shtetl had his name listed as "Sam"
by his immigrant descendants on documents in the US (name of deceased's
father on a death certificate, etc.). Sadly, I must admit that even my own
great-great-grandfather was the unwitting victim of retroactive
Samification on multiple occasions.

Well, I knew that I had a great grandfather whose name was Schleime Meyer
KOLMAN >from the Ukraine, who arrived in New York in the early 20th century.
In the US, he was known as "Sam". I could never find his Ellis Island
records, which surprised me as I could find all his relatives who came in
that same time frame. Of course, I was looking only for Schleime Meyer
KOLMAN.

One day, while amusing myself during a particularly vapid meeting at work
by trolling one of the genealogy sites, I ran into Ellis Island records
for a Samuel KOLMAN. All the details seemed to fit my great-grandfather,
except for the fact that the first name was not Schleime Meyer, but rather
Samuel. After all, he would only have changed his name to Sam/Samuel in
the States.

And then it dawned on me.

I may have just discovered...
...
... Proactive Samification!

By that, I mean that perhaps my great-grandfather already took the name
Samuel in advance of his arrival in the US, maybe because he came through
Scotland and it was just easier giving "Samuel" to the Scottish clerk who
registered him? Can you even imagine hearing "Schleime Meyer" in a heavy
brogue?

I would be interested in hearing if there are any similar stories of
people who experienced Proactive Samification, and perhaps even start a
support group for their families.

Meron LAVIE
Oranit, Israel


Re: Searching for documents - Patent Applications #general

Meron Lavie
 

As some of you may recall, I was whining in this forum several months
ago regarding the dearth of vital records available on line for
Buchach (nee Buczacz).

Well, while looking up some of the members of my family >from Buczacz in
Google hoping to luck out, I ran across a patent granted to one of those
cousins of mine. The patent contained important information for me, which
enabled me to complete some missing parts of my family puzzle (and trust
me, my family is quite puzzling...).

The patent in question is for the modern department store clothes hanger
(you know, the ones with all the nooks and crannies for hanging clothes by
their straps, etc.).

Now, my mother has never been that interested in genealogy. But when she
heard that one of her relatives had invented something related to clothes
shopping, she started to seriously consider changing her religion >from
Judaism to Ancestor Worship...

Meron LAVIE
Oranit, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: DJ Israel [mailto:djisrael@...]
... The point is, discovering that a relative or ancestor applied for a patent
can send you off in new directions. If the invention was a hit, there
might be articles in newspapers, special interest or technical publications.

Patents, copyrights and/or their proceeds can also be passed along in the
holder's will. The names of beneficiaries - whether individuals, charities
or commercial enterprises - might open more avenues.

Even if the invention or creative work wasn't successful (or was totally
off-the-wall), the inventor might have had enough faith in it that he/she
wanted its value to accrue to someone...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Searching for documents - Patent Applications #general

Meron Lavie
 

As some of you may recall, I was whining in this forum several months
ago regarding the dearth of vital records available on line for
Buchach (nee Buczacz).

Well, while looking up some of the members of my family >from Buczacz in
Google hoping to luck out, I ran across a patent granted to one of those
cousins of mine. The patent contained important information for me, which
enabled me to complete some missing parts of my family puzzle (and trust
me, my family is quite puzzling...).

The patent in question is for the modern department store clothes hanger
(you know, the ones with all the nooks and crannies for hanging clothes by
their straps, etc.).

Now, my mother has never been that interested in genealogy. But when she
heard that one of her relatives had invented something related to clothes
shopping, she started to seriously consider changing her religion >from
Judaism to Ancestor Worship...

Meron LAVIE
Oranit, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: DJ Israel [mailto:djisrael@...]
... The point is, discovering that a relative or ancestor applied for a patent
can send you off in new directions. If the invention was a hit, there
might be articles in newspapers, special interest or technical publications.

Patents, copyrights and/or their proceeds can also be passed along in the
holder's will. The names of beneficiaries - whether individuals, charities
or commercial enterprises - might open more avenues.

Even if the invention or creative work wasn't successful (or was totally
off-the-wall), the inventor might have had enough faith in it that he/she
wanted its value to accrue to someone...


Need help finding passenger manifest #general

Pat Shaw <pshaw@...>
 

My ggf, William FRIEDMAN, arrived in New York City in 1902. According to
his naturalization petition he sailed on the SS Dresden >from Bremen Feb
1902. I can find no listing for him on this ship, or indeed anywhere in 1902.

I believe that he sailed Cabin Class - would these people have had to go
through Ellis Island? Is that why I can't find him. Have been searching
for quite a few years - on Steve Morse's website, Ellis Island website,
Ancestry's website. Also I believe that my ggm, Sarah, and 9 or 10
children sailed with her separately. Can't find them either. Can anybody
help, please. Where do I go >from here?

Patricia Shaw
searching: FRIEDMANN, Szalaszend, Buzinka. POLLACSEK, Debrecen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help finding passenger manifest #general

Pat Shaw <pshaw@...>
 

My ggf, William FRIEDMAN, arrived in New York City in 1902. According to
his naturalization petition he sailed on the SS Dresden >from Bremen Feb
1902. I can find no listing for him on this ship, or indeed anywhere in 1902.

I believe that he sailed Cabin Class - would these people have had to go
through Ellis Island? Is that why I can't find him. Have been searching
for quite a few years - on Steve Morse's website, Ellis Island website,
Ancestry's website. Also I believe that my ggm, Sarah, and 9 or 10
children sailed with her separately. Can't find them either. Can anybody
help, please. Where do I go >from here?

Patricia Shaw
searching: FRIEDMANN, Szalaszend, Buzinka. POLLACSEK, Debrecen