PHIL Harris of Australia wants information on her grandfather David
Davis, who was born in Leeds in 1856. David - pictured - was the son
of Wolf Davis and lived at 9 Weatherall Street, Broughton in 1901.
Phil Harris, PO Box 266, Elsternwick, Victoria 3185, Australia
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Youngren of Vancouver is trying to find information
or descendants of her great great aunt Selena (Abrahams) Waters.
Selena was born in Liverpool or Chester in 1852, the daughter
of Simon and Leah Abrahams. She married Levy/Levi Waters on February
19, 1873 in the Great Synagogue, Manchester.
Selena and Levi lived in Manchester and then Sheffield. Levi Waters
was a tailor in Sheffield and died there in 1906. After his death
Selena moved to Manchester and remained there until her death at
the age of 85 in 1937. Selena and Levi had 10 children - Dinah (born
January 1,1874), Yettah (1875), Esther (born 1876), Violet (born
1877), Annie (born 1879), Rose (born 1883), Samuel (born 1885),
Mostyn (born 1887), Ada (born 1889) and Sylvia (born 1892).
Dinah married Louis Marks Leshinsky in 1899 and moved to Hull.
They had at least two children. Yettah married Emmanuel Kleyne in
1905 and moved to Nottingham. They had two daughters.
Annie married Joseph Solomons from Manchester in 1909, and moved
to Walsall. They had at least two children.
Rose married Charles Solomons from Manchester in 1908. Samuel
was a clothier and married Beatrice Goldstein in 1907 in Hull, They
later to moved to Leeds where Beatrice died in 1949, and Samuel
in 1957. They had at least four children.
Sylvia Waters died in 1915 and Mostyn in 1916 - they were both
unmarried. Ada Waters married Jack Shenker in 1927 in Manchester.
Ada died in 1942.
Catherine Youngren Interior Designers inc., #225 1628 West First
Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 1G1, Canada or email email@example.com
VIKKI SHEPHERD of Edinburgh wants help tracing Abraham Morris.
Abraham changed his name from Abramovitch when arrived from Russia
around 1860 to study Jewish law.
He was a second reader at The Great Synagogue, Cheetham Hill Road,
He also worked for a cap maker called Mr Doniger and was the treasurer
of the cap makers union.
Vikki's grandmother had started researching her family tree before
she died. Unfortunately there is no one left to verify the stories
she was told as a child.
Vikki added that a Mark Morris came from Prussia in the 1860s
with his family and her grandmother believed he was a relative.
He was in charge of the supervision of kosher meat.
Vikki Shepherd, 29 Redhall Drive,Longstone, Edinburgh EH142HG
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
IVAN STONE of Australia is seeking information on any family
or friends of the late Isaac Stone who died 1899 aged 36 and was
buried in a Leeds cemetery.
Isaac came to Leeds in the 1880s from Russia with his wife Fanny.
They had five children, Mark, Rose, Leah, Rebecca and Samuel.
The family lived at 44 Lilac Terrace, Leeds. After Isaac died
the family moved to Birmingham.
Ivan is also seeking the family of Jacob Stone who died in Newcastle
in 1927, aged 61 and was buried in Ravensworth cemetery.
He lived with his wife Rosa and baby Lily, born 1891.
Ivan Stone, Unit 2, 27 Spring Road, Caulfield South, Victoria,
Australia 3162 or email email@example.com
CHARLENE ROSEN of America is visiting Manchester in the spring
to research her family.
Her grandmother, Rachel Singer, was born in Manchester in 1875.
Other siblings in the family were Rebecca, born in 1872 and Sarah,
born in 1864.
There was also a Pearl who married an Australian with the surname
Rugowky and emigrated there.
Charlene's grandmother emigrated to America in 1880 along with
Sarah and Rebecca.
At least one brother remained in Manchester.
Charlene's grandmother's parents were Joseph and Bloomah (Blanche)
Joseph Singer was a tailor who was born in Poland. He had a brother
named Soloman who married Hannah (Annie) Shellberg.
Charlene Rosen, 89 West Dugway Rd, Lenox, Ma. 01240, USA, email
VALERIE JEFFERSON of Chepstow is trying to trace the roots
of her great grandparents Morris and Golda Ritter who arrived in
London (from Russia) sometime after 1885.
They are listed on the 1901 census at 8 John's Place, Mile End,
Old Town, London along with their children Isaac, Joseph and Rachel
born in Russia and Abraham; Bessie and Deda born in London.
Valerie's grandfather Joseph moved to Bristol and married the
daughter of a German Jew.
The official marriage certificate for Isaac shows that he married
a Louisa Peterson in the Bethnal Green Great Synagogue.
"Having discovered my Jewish roots fairly recently I am desperately
trying to find out as much as possible in order to preserve it for
my children," Valerie said.
Valerie Jefferson, River Lodge, Hardwick Hill, Chepstow NP16 5PN,
telephone 01291 626831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE music hall industry in England was dominated by Jewish
families from 1880 to 1920.
Ann Jensen, an Australian academic and journalist, is tracing
many of them whose clients included people like Vesta Tilley and
Marie Lloyd. Names she is interested in include theatrical agents
Richard Warner, Ernest Warner, Emmanuel Warner, Jack Somers and
Ben Nathan, the de Frece family of Liverpool, journalists Henry
Phillips and editor of The Era, Edwin Ledger, and a theatrical artiste
Ann is particularly searching for the Warner archives.
Ann Jensen, 'Mansefield', Granger Place, Hartley Vale, NSW, Australia
2790, or email email@example.com
Cissie Eppel (nee Goldman) of Vancouver is looking for Irvine
Goldman, son of cousin Leonard and Bertha Goldman who lived at 18
Seaforth Terrace, Leeds. Cissie would like to send Irvine a copy
of the Goldman family history that she has recently published.
Cissie Eppel, #802 - 591 W 57th Avenue, Vancouver. BC, V6P 1R9,
Canada or email firstname.lastname@example.org
STEPHEN LEVEY of Borehamwood is investigating his family tree.
He is looking for descendants of Annie Lewis who lived in Leeds
at the beginning of the 20th century.
He believes she had a shop in Vicar Lane. She came from Poland
to London and then later to Leeds. Her husband Solomon died young
and she had five children - Abraham, Morris, Jane, Harry and Barnet
born between 1882 and 1892.
Stephen Levey, 11 Red Road, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 4SR or email
THE Manchester branch of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Great Britain holds its annual conference on June 3 (10am) at the
city's King David High School. The branch holds its open day on
February 18 (1pm) at St Gabriel's Church Hall, Prestwich.
To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at
email@example.com Please include your home address.