Could "Samuel" Have Been "Schiel"? #general
BJ Rudman <bjrudman@...>
I am trying to determine whether my Great Uncle, who called himself Samuel
once he immigrated to the United States, could have been identified as
"Schiel" when he got on the boat in Hamburg. Is there usually a tie between
these two names?
Any help would be very much appreciated.
The name Samuel mutating into Schiel is possible, depending on the
documentation. Samuel in Hebrew is Shmuel, and with a certain Yiddish accent
is pronounced Shmiel (or Shmeel). So if the documentation of Schiel is
either sloppy handwriting with a hidden m, something copied that may have
missed an m, then Schiel is possible.
But Schiel could also be >from Saul (Shaul in Hebrew, maybe pronounced Sheel
with a certain Yiddish accent).
I think that this is another demonstration of the principle that
corroborating evidence should always be sought, to either confirm or exclude
a person as a relative - one document often isn't enough. So if possible,
find more information about Schiel in Hamburg, like where he was from, or
whether his parents names match his expected parents names.
New York, N.Y.
My Aunt Rose (Ruchel) KESSLER married Sam SOMMER. I found him on the
passenger manifest as Shmiel SOMMER. He apparently became Sam as soon as
possible, probably upon putting foot on American soil.
Researching: FREUND, LAZARUS, COHN, BOHM, KESSLER, WALTZMAN, GROSSINGER (PA),
FALLICK/FALIK, FELD, BERGER, KIERSH
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