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BARENBAUM family in Argentina #general


bernerfolk
 

Hi Jenny,

I don't have a lot of details, but several members of a family related to
mine went >from Gubernia to Argentina and then Chicago. I believe they went
as part of the Jewish Colonization Association program. You'll find names
(including Barenbaum and variants) and towns and other info here:
http://www.jewishgenealogy.com.ar/index.html

You can also try the Chicago Jewish Archives, Spertus Institute of Jewish
Studies. I don't know what their complete holdings are but they do have at
least one oral history, provided by Fagel Ribak Unteman whose family came to
Chicago >from Grodno by way of Argentina. I don't know what her history
covers but it, or others, may shed light on the family you're researching and
their circumstances.

Good luck,
Sherri Venditti
MA, USA


"Jenny Schwartzberg" <schwartzbergj@newberry.org> wrote:
My cousin Frada Boxer is currently visiting Argentina and she was
hoping to find the family of her grandfather's brothers.
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Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear Genners,

My cousin Frada Boxer is currently visiting Argentina and she was hoping
to find the family of her grandfather's brothers.

We know that her great-grandfather, Itzhak Shimon Barenbaum, was a Torah
scribe. His son Jacob Mordecai Barenbaum (1866-1949) was born inPovitye
near Divin, Kobrin uyezd, Grodno gubernia, Russia now Belarus. He settled in
Chicago but the family remembers that his brothers went to Argentina.
No one remembers their names or their children's names.

We are hoping that some Argentine genners may recognize this family.
Please contact me at schwartzbergj@newberry.org and I will pass the emails
on to my cousin.

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, IL