CANADIAN Jacquie Gruszecki is searching for family of her maternal
great-grandfather, Sam Caplan.
FAMILY SNAP: Julius and Annie Diamond in 1930 with other family
Sam of Manchester was married to Esther (nee Fream/Froam), who
was born around 1884.
Sam and Esther had three children - Norman, Woolf and Annie, Jacquie's
Annie was born on August 4, 1906 in Prestwich. In May 1911, Esther
died, age 27, in Salford Hospital due to complications/shock from
burns in a fire.
Sam married a second time, although Jacquie does not have the
name of the wife.
They had three children, Rachel, Victoria and Myer, who may have
emigrated to Canada and had two sons.
Rachel may have had six children in Manchester. Annie married
Julius 'Jud' Diamond (previously Diment) in November 1929.
Julius was born around 1900 in Manchester, the son of Minnie (nee
Blackman) and Harris Diamond.
Julius worked as a baker and possibly a bricklayer.
They had one child, Sylvia Joseph, born 1934 in Manchester.
They separated when Sylvia was young. Jacquie's mother and grandmother
emigrated to Toronto. Julius died in 1951 in Manchester, while Annie
died in 1958 in Toronto. On her headstone it says 'Chanah bat Shmuel'.
Write to 10510 Bayview Avenue, Richmond, Ontario, Canada L4C 3N7,
telephone 001 905 737 4994 or email email@example.com
Stephen Manos of Ohio wants information on Simon and Eva Minnie
Jackson, who lived at 95 Stock St, Cheetham, Manchester according
to the 1881 census.
Simon was born in Russia and Eva in Poland. They married in 1874.
Their children were born - Esther (1875), Jacob (1877), Fanny (1878)
and Joseph Baron (1879)
Living with the family was Margaret Miln, a 29-year-old domestic
servant born in Scotland, and two lodgers - 20-year-old-Samuel Solomon
and 17-year-old Manual, both born in Russia
The Jacksons emigrated to Boston, America before 1900. Two later
sources give a place name for Simon, Telsik and Kovno.
Write to 490 Milford Ave, Columbus, OH, USA 43202, telephone 614-447-1830
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CARIN TRAVERS wants to trace her grandfather's family who emigrated
Clothing manufacturer Isaac Wienburg married a lady called Marion
Their son Israel married Sara Rome in Belfast and lived in Manchester.
They emigrated to South Africa around 1916.
Their children were Barney (married Annie Assin of Leeds), Pearl,
Frank (married Ida Hamberg), Lilly (married Sidney Sloan), Benny
(married Dora Sacks), Sonny (married Bella Rabinowitz) and Jackie
(married Renee Rosen).
Isaac remarried a lady called Dora. They had Rebecca (Becky) who
married Shaia (Simon) Shinitsky from Poland. They had children Sidney
who married Rita in London); Jack; Barney; David (who died in World
War One); Henry (Entele) who married Rachel and went to America.
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AMERICAN Marilyn Sheinberg says the surname, Snettin has been
linked to her family, the Strassers of Poland.
Golda and Yetta Strasser travelled by ship with Moishe Snettin
and his daughters.
They arrived in England in the fall of 1898 and settled in Manchester,
where Mr Snettin's parents lived.
Mr Snettin's name also appears as a witness to Marilyn's grandparent's
marriage ceremony on September 14, 1902 at York Buildings, Cheetham.
Their names were Abraham Haimberg and Golda Strasser.
They both left Manchester, with their daughter, in 1909 and settled
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or telephone 001 215 4979898
SCOTT MORWITCH of Australia is searching for information on
Henry and Sophia Morwitch.
Henry died on April 10, 1907, and was buried at Willesden Liberal
Sophia Morwitch, of 1 Madeira Court, Madeira Place, Brighton,
who died in the 1930s, left the residue of her property to the Brighton
Synagogue subject to the erection of an inscribed memorial to her
husband and herself.
The Brighton and Hove community has no reference of this.
or write to 107-111 Kensington Drive, Munruben, QLD 4125, Australia.
ISRAELI Annette Gueron wants to find where her great great
grandmother Kate Platt is buried.
Kate died in Manchester in 1914.
She is also seeking descendants of her great grandparents, Esther
Platt and Jacob Goldstone.
According to the 1881 Census, the family resided on 62, Moreton
St, Cheetham, Manchester and their family name appeared as Goldstein.
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HELEN STRICKLAND discovered her Copeland relatives lived in
Manchester in the 1880s.
They were all from either Russia or Poland. She would like to
know what their original name was.
Helen would also like to find anyone related to this family.
or telephone 016973 43790
Margaret Jackson of Manchester wants to know if her great grandfather,
William F Isaacs, was Jewish.
He was born in Bitton in 1832 and married Camelia Hunter in 1861.
They lived in Pendleton/Weaste at 326 Liverpool Road.
William died around 1898 but Margaret cannot find where he is
He had a brother, Solomon Isaacs, born around 1821 in Bitton.
Their parents were Samuel and Mary Isaacs.
Write to 8 Hallworth Avenue, Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5ST or
HARVEY GILLMAN of Brighton thought his father's family was
But he has discovered that his grandmother, Annie Fraser, had
her birth registered at Kirkdale in 1886 and the certificate was
held in Liverpool.
He wants to hear from any Fraser or Gillman families in Liverpool
at the time.
Write to Flat 2, The Ocean Building, 102 Queens Rd, Brighton.
BN1 3ZA or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Yorker Ruth Rosenberg is seeking relatives of Greta Polchar
who lived in 1955 at 51 Rosenthal Road, Rushey Green, Catford SE6.
Ruth believes she is a cousin of her mother's Gumowitz/Gumson
or Oyshpeter/Spector relatives.
According to a letter Ruth has, Greta went to America for an extended
visit and stayed at her grandmother's apartment in the Bronx.
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001 212874 6100 ext 216.
Jean Perkin of Cockfosters is looking for descendants of Berel
(Barnet) Bockanetsky, who lived in Derby Street, Manchester in the
late 19th century.
He had 11 children including Morry, Harry, Sid, Alf, Becky, Rose,
Sophie and Miriam.
Most moved to London around 1906. Some members of the family were
Barnett and Barnett Solicitors in London.
One brother had a daughter called Hilda Alexander.
Write to 32 Betjeman Court, Cockfosters, Barnet, Herts EN4 0DX
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Zealander Graeme D'Arcy recently discovered that he is
descended from Emanual and Eva Danziger who moved to Leeds from
Prussia in the late 19th century.
Their children were David, Herman, August, Louise, Henriette,
Max (Graeme's grandfather), and Isadore.
Emanual was described as a professor of language. Eva is buried
in Gilderstone cemetery.
Other names connected with the family are Worms and Bellfort.
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1081 or email email@example.com
Trevor Ellison is trying to locate the children of Sam Gould
of Manchester who married Edith Ellison from Limerick, Ireland.
They had two children, Brian and Linda Gould, who were born in
the 1940s in Manchester.
Linda married a Moroccan and lived on Kendal Road off Cheetham
Hill. It is believed she then moved to France. It is not known what
happened to Brian.
Contact Trevor c/o Rosalyn Livshin, 48 Park Rd, Prestwich, Manchester
M25 0FA, telephone 0161-740 3941 (not Shabbat) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CAROL SHAW of Netanya is looking for Mancunians Joel Sanderson
and his son Muir.
Joel's mother was Tina Goldstone and his grandfather was Joe Goldstone.
Joe's father, Hyman, was Carol's great grandfather's brother.
Write to 37/16 Pierre Kening St, Netanya, Israel, telephone 0972
503 506 100 or email email@example.com
CALIFORNIAN Hilary Stein Osofsky is the grandaughter of Morris
Steinberg, whose parents, Jacob and Betsy Steinberg (nee Kaplan
or Liebowitz), were originally from Russia.
GRANDFATHER: Morris Steinberg
They emigrated to Manchester around 1889, where Jacob worked as
a slipper maker and finisher. Their relations, the Steins, Harrisons
and Taylors also lived in Manchester, and Liverpool.
Hilary's grandfather's mother never forgave him for emigrating
to America and terminated all contact with him.
Jacob and Betsy's children, born between 1885 and 1894, were Simon,
Solomon, Amelia, Isaac, Nathan, and Hilary's grandfather, Morris
(originally spelled 'Moris').
Jacob might have had a brother, Joseph Steinberg.
Amelia married Jose Marco in West Derby in 1917 and had children
Dorothy L (b 1917, Liverpool), and Joseph (b 1919, W. Derby).
Nathan might have married Rebecca Cohen in Leeds in 1927.
Great great-uncle Joseph Stein (b 1855) was married to Hannah,
with children Yetta, Harry, Jacob, Israel, Jane (Janice), and Isaac,
born between 1878 and 1890.
Isaac (wife probably Dora) emigrated to Philadelphia. Jacob might
have married Rebecca Cohen.
Another great great-uncle Joseph Samuel Harrison (b 1841) married
Lena Sax. Their son David (b 1890, Kovno Guberniya, Lithuania).
David's first wife was Leah Hogan, and their children were Albert,
Arthur and Lillian, born between 1908 and 1912.
After emigrating to Connecticut in 1912-1913, David had a daughter,
Doris, with second wife Sara.
Joseph Samuel might have had a brother, Solomon, whose daughter,
Dora, married Louis Sax. David had a cousin, Nathan Reuben, who
also emigrated to America
Of the Taylor relations, Hilary knows of niece and nephew Pauline
and Ellis. Some Taylors presently live in San Francisco, California.
Just before leaving England in 1912, Hilary's grandfather married
Fanny Edelson in the Shaw Street Synagogue in West Derby.
They lived in Brooklyn, New York, and South Norwalk, Connecticut.
Their five children, born between 1912 and 1922, were Lillyan, Samuel,
Mollie (Malka), Minnie (Menucha), and Hilary's mother, Ida (Aidka,
Email Hilary2@aol.com or
telephone 001 925 253 0983 or write to 37 East Altarinda Drive,
Orinda, California, USA 94563.
Geraldine Hall of Luton is tracing the roots of her father,
Harry Price from Leeds. Harry died in 1990. He had two sisters,
Pearl and Sadie, and two brothers.
or write to 93 Stopsley Way, Luton, Beds LU2 7UU.
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