Help needed to ascertain Blumberg family variant first names #names

Martin Blumberg

Brina Feitelberg

I’ve been trying to track down my 2nd ggm without success, so am trying through her husband, Abraham, my paternal 2nd ggf or my ggf Schmerl.


He  is usually referred to as Schmariyahu or Schmerl.  One of my ancestors, whom I believe to be a son of Smariyahu / Schmerl has Simcha as the father’s name on his headstone.   I am trying to research if Simcha and Schmerl and Smariyahu are variants of the same name in order to verify that this ancestor is a son of Schmariyahu/Schmerl.

Thank you for any insight you can give.


Martin Blumberg

Melbourne, Australia



Sherri Bobish


Is Feitelberg Brina's maiden or married name?

Approximate year of birth?  Town or region of birth?

Did she emigrate?

This info will help people advise you on your search.


Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)

Martin Blumberg


Yahrzeit :
26 Av 5782 (23 Aug 2022)
Gender : Male
Tribe : Cohen
Synagogue :  
Cemetery : Maitland Gate 8
Grave :  
Death Date: 26 Av 5689  (1 Sep 1929)
Burial Date : 16 Kislev 3761 (1 Jan 1970)
Consecration Date: 16 Kislev 3761 (1 Jan 1970

Picture 19771.jpg

This is the information I have. Abraham was Schmarja was father, so I ma confident that this is correct

With thanks

Martin Blumberg

Martin Blumberg

Brina Feitelberg( Feytelberg) 1814-1892
2nd great-grandmother

Schmerl (Schmarja) BLUMBERG 1845-1929
Son of Brina Feitelberg( Feytelberg)

Herman Chaim Hyman BLUMBERG 1878-1971
Son of Schmerl (Schmarja) BLUMBERG

Theodore Blumberg 1918-2009
Son of Herman Chaim Hyman BLUMBERG

Martin Blumberg
You are the son of Theodore Blumberg


Brina Breindel Bryndla FEiTELBERG BLUMBERG

Matching Person details


Abraham Avrum Abram BLUMBERG


Hirsch Tzvi FEiTELBERG


Riwe Rivka Rywa FEiTELBERG




1814 Piltene, Talsi Novads, Latvia


18 Feb 1892 Piltene, Talsi Novads, Latvia

Hi Sherri


This is l I can find, but no documented evidence of her maiden name?



Martin Blumberg

Researching Surnames


Odeda Zlotnick

Simcha and Shmarya are not variants of the same name.
That said, one can easily misread Simcha as Schmarya -- see this image:

All it takes is for the stonecutter (or the reader) to have missed a bit at where the red arrow is pointing .  The first word is Simcha the second is Shmarya. Move the second character for the left a bit to the right, make it a bit too long, and Shmarya looks like Simcha.
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

Martin Blumberg

I believe that this is Brina's brother: Is there a way to trace these numbers? I'm new to all this so don't know how?

Latvia, Courland Registers and Family Lists, 1845-1874

NameChatzkel FeitelbergAge1871 in50Birth Year1821Record Year1871Registration TownPilteneFatherHirschTypeRecruit's Enlistment registerFond Number630Family Number50Oklad (Tax Reference) Number213
Martin Blumberg