Gordon sisters found love with two brothers

Hugo Gordon-Sharp of Wrexham and Chester is seeking information regarding the Sharp family who lived at 21 Faraday Avenue, Cheetham, Manchester, in 1911.

The two sons, Morris (later Maurice) and Jacob, subequently married Rachel and Bertha Gordon.

Maurice and Rachel were Hugo's parents.

The Gordon family lived at 26 Elizabeth Street, Manchester, in 1911.

The family consisted of grandfather Moses Goodman, Annie Gordon, daughters Rachel, Bertha and Ruth (who married Joseph Penn of Sunderland) and sons Nathan, Casper and Mark.

They may have subsequently lived at 168 or 186 Elizabeth Street. However, in the 1930s they were living in Woodlands Drive (or Avenue) in Cheetham Hill and they ran a sweets and tobacconist shop at the corner of Cheetham Hill Road and Queens Road.

Email or write to Suite 20 Wisteria Court, Wrexham LL11 2AJ.

Block brothers

MARTIN MILLER of New York is searching for members of his wife's Block family who lived in Manchester.

Tony (Tanchel), Morris and Wolfe Block left Manchester for New York between 1893 and 1903. The three were in business in New York City as Block Brothers, dealing in brushes and bristles.

A sister, Annie, stayed behind in Manchester and married a man by the name Sharp, which could have been Shapiro originally.

From Manchester they relocated to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Some family members may have emigrated to Australia. The names Saith and Harris are also connected somehow to the family.

Relative Barnet Rosenberg married Catherine Bromberg in Glasgow. They had children Esther Mary, Lily Sarah, Samuel Lewis, Eli Harris and Jacob David, all born in Glasgow between 1897 and 1906.

Samuel Lewis Rosenberg emigrated to Buffalo, NY, where Barnet's brother, Eli, resided. They had a brother, Morris Rosenberg, in Leeds, where Eli and his family also resided for at least 10 years prior to their departure to America.

Barnet was the son of Yehoshua Hirsh Rosenberg and Taube Rosa Bloch of Sudargas, Lithuania.

Write to 214 Oakmont Drive, Syracuse, NY 13214, USA, telephone 001 3154462633 or email

Two families

PETER BRACEY of Liverpool is looking for the whereabout of two families.

His great-grandparents Myer (Michael) Goldberg (born 1855) and Selina (Zlaty) Lipcovitch /Lipcowitch/Levcowitch (born 1857) arrived in England from Russia in the middle/late 1870s and settled in London.

They had nine children - Sarah (1876), Philip (1879), Moses (1881), Jacob (1884), Rachel (1885), Solomon (1887), Saul (1891), Louis (1893) and David (1897).

The family eventually settled in the Darwen/Blackburn area. Myer and Selina plus some of their children are buried in Blackburn cemetery.

Sarah married Louis Gordon; Philip married Rachel Cohen (Peter's grandparents); Rachel married Fred Ingham; Moses may have married Louie Pedley and had children Dora, Diana and Norman; David may have married Bridget Knockton and had a daughter Madge.

Peter knows nothing of the Lipcovitch family except that Selina may have had a brother or nephew called Lazarus.

Email, write to 8 Belston Road, Liverpool, L16 4PL or telephone 0151 281 2145.

Wedding witness

HILARY THOMAS of Bowdon is researching her paternal great-grandparents Isaac and Rebecca Phillips.

They were married in 1875 at the Manchester Great synagogue on Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester.

Rebecca's father was Joseph Wolfe. One of the witnesses on their marriage certificate was Morris Sykes, a cousin of the family.

Hilary's great aunt recalls a Barney Sykes, but Hilary would like to hear from any member of the family.

Write to 13 Edgemoor, Bowdon WA14 3JN, telephone 0161-928 6242 or email

Goldring wedding

DR MICHAEL BAFFSKY of Australia is looking for descendants of David Abrahams who married a Miss Goldring around the turn on the 19th/20th centuries.

They had four children - Rosie, Sadie, Fanny and Mark.

Rosie married Mr Kenner and in 1950 lived at 156 Woodfield Way London N11.

Sadie married Mr Cossich and lived with her sister Fanny and father David at 4 Queen Terrace, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Mark moved to Adelaide in Australia.

Email or write to 8 Badajoz Road, Ryde, NSW 2112, Australia.

Family business

WHILE researching his family tree, Michael Kaufman of Cornwall, discovered that his grandfather's older brother married Esther Stone.

He believes that Esther's nephews started the family business of Stonedry.

Email, telephone 01209 218490 or write to 13 Merritts Way, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3TY

Laura's search

LAURA COOKSON is trying to trace descendants of her great grandfather, Arthur Marks, who lived in the Hightown area of Cheetham Hill, Manchester in 1934.

He worked as a cloth cutter at Cohen and Wilks in Cheetham Hill.

Laura's grandmother, Shirley Hamlett, was born in 1934 to Elsie Fletcher and Arthur Marks.

The address he resided at when Laura's grandmother was born was Hightown, Cheetham Hill, Manchester.

Write to 8 Lingmell Close, Davyhulme, Manchester M41 8DW or email

Lost touch

IN 2001, Australian Naomi Barnett made contact with Sylvia Alexander, Mike Feuer and Bernard Kohn.

Unfortunately none of the email addresses she has for them are current. She has now come across more information which she would like to share with them.

Write to 2/1 Judd Street, Carnegie, Victoria, Australia 3163 or email

German friend

DONALD DEAN of Leeds wants to find a boy brought to England on the kindertransport in 1938.

Werner Grossman of Dusseldorf joined 11-year-old Donald's class at Cowper Street School.

"We became good friends and he came to my home where my mother made a great fuss of him," Donald said. "He was at the time living with the family of well-known solicitor Ralph Saffman.

Donald lost touch with Werner, but was told recently by the Association of Jewish Refugees that he emigrated to America in October 1946. At the time he was living at 62 Mexborough Grove, Leeds, the home of Sylvia Berkofsky.

Write to 3 Eller Close, 50 North Lane, Leeds LS8 2QW, email or telephone 0113 2253029.

Mum's the word

AGNES LEMPRIERE wants to find out more about her mother's family.

Her mother was born in Jekapils (Jacobstadt) in 1924. Agnes grandfather's name was David Fain and he married Miriam Nandle.

Sima Bella Fain remembers her father being in the White Russian Army and going to Palestine in 1928/29. Her sisters were Zephora and twins Hanna and Yona.

Write to 142 Algonquin Drive, Huron Village Green, Huron Park ON, N0M 1Y0 or email

Blackburn link

SUE PRESCOTT of Wigan wants to make contact with Ivan Goldberg, who lived in Cheadle, Cheshire.

Ivan's parents were Florence and Myer Goldberg, who lived in Blackburn.

Sue's great-grandfather was also called Myer Goldberg and lived in Blackburn.

Write to 78 Widdrington Road, Wigan WN1 2LU, telephone 01942 323588 or email

MEMORIES: Glaswegian Linda Copeland is wondering whether any Jewish Telegraph readers can identify the people in the picture above. Her late father Kenneth Copeland is in the picture, but she doesn't know where it was taken. She thinks it may have been in the 1930's in Glasgow. If you recognise yourself or anybody in the picture, contact the Jewish Telegraph on 0161-740 9321 or email

To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at
Please include your home address and contact telephone number.

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