Searching for connections from Odessa named Eugenia and Polia Goldenberg. #ukraine


Hi ,


Thank you for accepting me into the group.


I am researching family from Odessa, Ukraine, in particularly I am trying to find the married names of my Great Aunts who I believe were born Eugenia and Polia Goldenberg.  Both were born between 1880 and 1905, their parents were Anchel and Golda Goldenberg (Anchel was a Tobacco Merchant in Odessa).  I have one or two photos of them, however I don’t know what their husbands names were.  My Babah apparently received a letter after WWII that told  her of how both of her sisters and their family has died in the Holocaust, I don’t have that letter and without the last names cannot receive any information on them thru the Red Cross. 


I know that one of the sisters received funds from one or more of my Babah’s brothers leading up to the war and possibly during it – the person’s that sent the money were Samuel and Abraham Goldenberg, however they shortened their last name on entry to the USA and Canada to Goldberg.


Any suggestions or assistance would be wonderful.


Thank you.


All the best,

Debra Weissmann




GOLDBERG/GOLDENBERG, Odessa, Ukraine/Russia; New York; California; New

Jersey; Washington; BC, Canada


New York; BC, Canada

TARSHIS, Odessa, Ukraine/Russia; Washington; California; BC, Canada

BLUME/BLOOM, New York, New York (Circa 1907, initials W.C. or ?, probably in

the Jewelry business)

SHENFELD (Dr. Isaac and wife Reba), Odessa, Ukraine/Russia; Atlantic City

and Ventnor, NJ and Florida

LEVENE, Atlantic City, New Jersey and Florida

ROSENFELD/ROSENFELT, Odessa, Ukraine/Russia; France

WOLFMAN, Odessa, Ukraine/Russia; Washington; BC, Canada

POGEROLSKY/POGORELSKY, Odessa, Ukraine/Russia; USA or Canada

SELZER/ZELZER, Odessa, Ukraine/Russia, France (circa WWII)



My Odessa relatives had the family name Schleck (with multiple variations of spellings). Had that last name been in your family history?
Barbara Cohen

Kathy Lorber

I have Odessa ancestors also named Goldberg. William(Wolf) Goldberg born 1871 in Odessa. Married Esther Barsay born about 1875 also in Ukraine. They immigrated to the US in 1892. Settled in Kingston, NY. Children include Sophia b. 1906, Joseph, Lawrence, Regina b.1900, Seymour b.1908 and Mildred b.1910. Let me know if you see any connections, and I will do the same. 

All the best,

Kathy Lorber
Montville, NJ
LORBER: Poughkeepsie, NY, Bardejov, Slovakia 
FELDMAN: NYC, Varifalu
GOLDBERG: Kingston, NY, Odessa, Ukraine
LIVINGSTON/LEVENSTEIN: Chicago, Davenport, IA, Lithuania
GOLDMAN/SZEYP: Davenport, IA, Mariampol, Lithuania;
DAVIS: Chicago, Wales, UK; HERTZBERG: Chicago, Lithuania