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My great hunt Rachel Levinsky #israel #names


JOSEPH GODELNIK
 

Hi, my name is Yossi Godelnik and I am working on my mother family tree - Ginzburg. I try to find relatives of my mother - hunt Rachel (Rochel, Rychel) Levinsky - Ginzburg. Rachel ginzburg was born at April 15, 1885 in Jerusalem to Shmuel Yosef Ginzburg. She married to Levinsky, I think he was Rabbi, and immigrate with him to USA at early 20th century (I think 1909). I know for sure that they have a son and might be they have also a daughter. Around 1950 she came back (alone) to Israel and stay in Bnei Brak (she was very religious women). She died on 2.2.1979. I will appreciate to find more details about her family.


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Jgodelnik


Lynn Franklin
 

Yossi,

I was able to find a 1930 US census record from Chicago, Illinois, USA that showed a Rachel Levensky, born in Jerusalem of Russian parents.  It doesn't state her parents names.  Her husband was listed as Michael, a book dealer.  Their children are Esther, Judith, Joe, Ruth and Gilbert.  

Her age is given as 38, her husband 48, in 1930.  But a few columns forward, she says that she was married at 18 years old, her husband was 22.  If her husband's age in 1930 was 48 years, he would have been born about 1882.  If she was four years younger when she married, she would have been born about 1886.  I think that this may be a case of a woman trying to appear younger, which is fairly common on these census reports, in my experience.

Given that her oldest child, Esther is listed as 18, Rachel would have been 30 by my figuring, when Esther was born.  I would look for more children, one born when Rachel was between the ages of 18 and 30.

At least this gives you the name of five of their children, if you decide that this is the correct Rachel Levensky.

I've attached the census page here.  If you can't read it for some reason, let me know and I'll be glad to email it to you.

Let me know if you think that this is the person that you are looking for.

Lynn
in Tennessee, USA


Lynn Franklin
 

Hi Yossi,

In looking further, I found the 1920 US census for this family.  It lists Michael as a Rabbi.  It's interesting that Joe and Gilbert aren't shown as living with them on census day in 1920.  Perhaps they were visiting family elsewhere.  Anyhow, here's a copy of the 1920 census attached.  Also, no older children than Esther listed...

Good luck with your hunt!
Lynn


Lynn Franklin
 

On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 06:41 AM, JOSEPH GODELNIK wrote:
Hi, my name is Yossi Godelnik and I am working on my mother family tree - Ginzburg. I try to find relatives of my mother - hunt Rachel (Rochel, Rychel) Levinsky - Ginzburg. Rachel ginzburg was born at April 15, 1885 in Jerusalem to Shmuel Yosef Ginzburg. She married to Levinsky, I think he was Rabbi, and immigrate with him to USA at early 20th century (I think 1909). I know for sure that they have a son and might be they have also a daughter. Around 1950 she came back (alone) to Israel and stay in Bnei Brak (she was very religious women). She died on 2.2.1979. I will appreciate to find more details about her family.

Yossi, 

I've found more, including someone else in the US researching this family.  Her name is Michelle Levan, and I shared your post with her.  Hopefully, she'll get my message and decide to respond, and will be able to figure out how to do so.

I found a record of Michael Levensky's death in Chicago in 1939.  I'll attach the transcription to this post.  Also, a birth record for a son Aaron Joshua Levensky, who may correspond, or not, with Gilbert.  I'll attach this record also.  I found a copy of the Levensky family entering the US from Canada in 1912, but no children older than Esther.  I will try to attach this also.

I sure hope that this is the family you're looking for.

Lynn
 


JOSEPH GODELNIK
 

Dear Lynn

I am very grateful to you for the findings. I have no doubt the data fits my great aunt and her family.

Does the Census point the year they came to the United States? Have they lived all the years only at the address listed in the 1930 census? If it is not difficult – I would thank you for every bit of information.

Thank you very much

Joseph


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Jgodelnik


JOSEPH GODELNIK
 

Another thing, I forgot to ask – does the census point Rachel mother name and Michael parents' names? I cannot open the file you attached.


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Jgodelnik


JOSEPH GODELNIK
 

You are amazing, thank you very much
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Jgodelnik


Lynn Franklin
 

Hi, my name is Yossi Godelnik and I am working on my mother family tree - Ginzburg. I try to find relatives of my mother - hunt Rachel (Rochel, Rychel) Levinsky - Ginzburg. Rachel ginzburg was born at April 15, 1885 in Jerusalem to Shmuel Yosef Ginzburg. She married to Levinsky, I think he was Rabbi, and immigrate with him to USA at early 20th century (I think 1909). I know for sure that they have a son and might be they have also a daughter. Around 1950 she came back (alone) to Israel and stay in Bnei Brak (she was very religious women). She died on 2.2.1979. I will appreciate to find more details about her family.


Yossi,  Yes, I have more information, though I tried to send you most of it.  If you will email me privately, I will send you copies of all of the documents.  I only see on my screen how to reply to the entire group or discard this message, and the moderators think that this would be better carried out just between the two of us.  Please reply to me at lafranklin1@..., and I'll have your email address to send this information too, including Michelle Levan's email.  She is Rachel's granddaughter, and would like to be in touch with you.

Looking forward to hearing from you,    Lynn   
Lynn Franklin <lafranklin1@...>

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