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St. Joseph Missouri City Directories. #records


Felissa Lashley
 

I am trying to locate the 1923, 1924, and 1925 ST. JOSEPH, MO city directories. I have tried the local historical societies and they have not been able to help. I am looking for two names in these: GOLDIE LISHINSKY who is my grandmother and the name LASHLEY. They had a grocery store that might have been on Charles St. I have found a record of my father, JACOB LISHINSKY, in 1923 at Central High School there. They were only in ST.. JOSEPH for one or two years before returning to New York.
 
I am hoping someone can tell me where I might find this record that would give me their address. I appreciate any help anyone can provide on this.
 
Thank you very much.
 
Felissa Lashley
Austin, Texas
 
Researching:
DROBITSKY/DORBIN
LISHINSKY/LESCHINSKY
MOZER/MASUR/MAZOUR/MAZURENKO/MAYER
ZATALOFSKY/ZATULOVSKY/SATLOFF/SATLOW
FILTSKI
MEISTROFF/MAYSTROVOIY
SHOSTAK
ORLOFSKY
 
 


Matt Friedman
 

Good Morning Everyone,
 
I sent this response to Felisa, but since there might be other researchers interested in St. Jospeph the response to jer is below.
 
Asa general note...rabbis tend to be a good source of information about local Jewish communities.  They may not have all the info, but they know where to look and who has knowledge....
 
Hi Felisa,
 
I was the rabbi at Temple Adath Joseph in St. Joe from 1995 to 1999.  At one time there was a good sized Jewish population with several active synagogues.  Currently only Temple Adath Joseph remains.  The congregation has a Facebook page.  
 
The St. Jospeh public library has a genealogy page on its website that includes city directories.
 
There is also a northwest Missouri genealogical society that has a website.
 
The challenge is the fact of whether or not your ancestors were present when the records were collected.
 
Good luck with your research.
 
Rabbi Matt Friedman


sharonrf18@...
 

Ancestry has the 1924 city directory but not 1923:or 1925. Besides the local library suggested above, there is a state of Missouri historical website where I’ve found listings for other Missouri towns.  

Sharon Fleitman
Atlanta, Georgia


Steve Chernoff
 

On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 05:47 PM, Felissa Lashley wrote:
GOLDIE LISHINSKY
Neither last name is in the 1924 St Joseph City Directory (Ancestry dot com).  The Mid-Continent Public Library - Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence does not show 1922 or 1923.  They have 1921 and 1924.  Also couldn't find any listing in the St Joseph Gazette nor the St Joseph News for those years.  No hits in Anita Loeb's Jewish Burials in Kansas City database.

Steve Chernoff
Lenexa, KS
schernoff@...

Researching,
CHERNER/CZERNER
MORRISON/MOROFFSKY
GORDON
GILDEN/GILDENSON/STEINHART/PIPKIN
SERNOFFKSY/ZHIRNOFSKY
NESSELROTH.id M

-Continent Public Library -Midwest Genealogy Center


Jay Lechtman
 

On my list for future research is the LECHTMAN family in St. Joseph. I don't know if there is any connection with my family, but our surname is not a common one. 
I know that there was a Brig. General Cusil Lechtman who led a Missouri National Guard unit in the Spanish-American War and a number of Lechtmans in both St. Joseph and Kansas City.

Jay Lechtman
jay.lechtman@...

Researching:

LECHTMAN/LEKHTMAN (Snitivka, Ukraine and Chisinau, Moldova)
SLEPKOW (Chisinau, Moldova)
DRESSLER (Podvolochisk, Ukraine)
HERBST (Mikulintsy, Ukraine)
RUDNITSKY (Telechany, Belarus)
RABINOWITZ (Kosova, Belarus)
ABRAMOWITZ (Bucharest, Romania)
ROSENTHAL (Iasi, Romania)


Steve Chernoff
 

Reviewing my database gives me:
 
Dr Isaac Lechtman and Yetta Rose Kahn had the following children:
 
Nathan (Myrna)
Cusil (Jennie)
Sophia C
Dora C
Edna
Issie (Mary)
 
 
I have dates of birth and death and obituaries if you want. There were 2 more sons who moved to Long Island:Benjamin and Sam.  I don't have their info.  There was another daughter Leona who married Herman Cherniss.
 
Steve Chernoff
Researching: CHERNER/CZERNER
MORRISON/MOROFFSKY
GORDON
GILDEN/GILDENSON/STEINHART/PIPKIN
SERNOFFKSY/ZHIRNOFSKY
NESSELROTH