Yetta/Henrietta? #general


Herb <herbiem@...>
 

I have several relatives who were born in Europe in the late
1800s-early 1900s and were called Yetta. Their Americanized name is
usually Ethel. However there is no set rule in translating between
Yiddish/Hebrew names and an Americanized version.

Herb Meyers
Boulder, Colorado


Sandy Bursten wrote in message <379966BA.875447DA@...>...

Is it likely that a woman born in the United States would use the
nickname Yetta in the early 1900s? I am trying to determine the
identity of a relative called "Aunt Yetta" in a picture of my
grandparents. She also signed her name as "Aunt Yetta" when she


Ralph Berrick <rbofrb@...>
 

I believe the Americanized name is Yetta. My grandmother was Yucha,
a/k/a/ Yetta, born in Russia around 1850.
Ralph Berrick
San Diego, Ca.

Herb wrote:

I have several relatives who were born in Europe in the late
1800s-early 1900s and were called Yetta. Their Americanized name is
usually Ethel. However there is no set rule in translating between
Yiddish/Hebrew names and an Americanized version.
Herb Meyers
Boulder, Colorado

Sandy Bursten wrote in message <379966BA.875447DA@...>...
Is it likely that a woman born in the United States would use the
nickname Yetta in the early 1900s? I am trying to determine the
identity of a relative called "Aunt Yetta" in a picture of my
grandparents. She also signed her name as "Aunt Yetta" when she


Adelle Gloger
 

Dear Group,

Sandy Bursten asked:

Is it likely that a woman born in the United States would use the
nickname Yetta in the early 1900s?
My mother had a first cousin born in the USA in 1919 who was named Yetta.
That was her name, not a nickname. She was names for her grandmother who
died in 1913 whose Jewish name was Ita.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@...


Sandy Bursten <sandybee@...>
 

Is it likely that a woman born in the United States would use the
nickname Yetta in the early 1900s? I am trying to determine the
identity of a relative called "Aunt Yetta" in a picture of my
grandparents. She also signed her name as "Aunt Yetta" when she
attended my grandparents' 1906 wedding in New York. She may be one of
the following two people:
- My grandfather's aunt, Yetta ROTHSCHILD, possible married name
EPPSTEINER, born in Germany, probably in the 1840s or 1850s.....
or.......
- My grandmother's aunt, Henrietta HESS, also known as Henrietta
GOLDSMITH, born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1849, married to Bernhard
LICHTENBERG.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
Sandy Bursten, Irvine, CA
sandybee@...


DStern165@...
 

According to her tombstone, my GGgm was Henriette STERN.

A roster of name changes lists her as Goetchen Compel (her father's name was
Compel, or something like it), who changes her name in 1808 to Hemriette
MARCUSE. I wont bore you with details of how the Family name came about, but
she was the spouse of Hirsch Jonas, who changed his name to Henri STERN.

In a document dated 1801 she is listed as Gudula Compel.

All this on the left (West) bank of the Rhine in Germany

But never a Yetta in sight!

A Yetta can indeed become a Henrietta , but a Henrietta could have owned any
other name before changing, for whatever reason and in whatever location, to
Henrietta.

Names are funny that way!

-=David Stern=- in Mill Valley, CA


Sue Kahana <sue@...>
 

My grandmother was named Yetta, was brought to the US as a small child
from Bukavina. When she reached a NY school, the teacher changed her
name to Henrietta "because there were too many Yetta 's in the class".
at least that's the family story of how her Yetta became Henrietta.

This should have been around 1900.

Sue Kahana
Hebrew University Computation Center
Ein Kerem Campus


On 24 Jul 1999 10:22:32 -0700, sandybee@... (Sandy Bursten)
wrote:

Is it likely that a woman born in the United States would use the
nickname Yetta in the early 1900s? I am trying to determine the
identity of a relative called "Aunt Yetta" in a picture of my
grandparents. She also signed her name as "Aunt Yetta" when she
attended my grandparents' 1906 wedding in New York. She may be one of
the following two people:......
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