Polish couple who headed to Yorkshire

MAURICE BLAIR of Ontario wants to trace descendants of the family of Wolfe and Fanny Jacobs (Jacobson).

The couple moved to Leeds from Poland/Russia around the late 1890s-early 1900s.

Wolfe was a tailor. In 1901 the family lived in Myrtle Street, but by 1911 had moved to Dewsbury Road, Hunslet.

Their children were Sarah Rebecca, Isaac Jack, Cecelia Annie, Noah, Hetty, Amelia and Alfred.

Isaac married Mabel Gowers and had children Inis and George. Cecelia married Archibald Atkinson. Hetty was married twice. She had children Gershon, Anita and Fanny with Hyman Benjamin before marrying Nathan Harrison. Amelia married Joseph Levine.

Alfred had three wives. His first marriage to Hilda Wells bore him Iris and Eric. Second wife Rosetta Hayes gave birth to Maurice before he married Jacqueline Coulson.

Of the known children, George Jacobson married Salme Ilves; Anita Benjamin married John Corcoran; and Fanny Benjamin married Isaac Sherman.

Write to 65 Springfield Blvd, Ancaster, ON, L9K 1H8 Canada, telephone 001-905 304 7717 or email at

Glasgow settler

Kenneth Bravo of Ohio wants to find out more about Rachel Brown, nee Bernstein.

Rachel was born in Russia/Poland, probably in the 1880s.

She moved to Glasgow around 1894 with her father Philip Bernstein, her mother Sarah and her siblings.

On September 22, 1908, she married Samuel Brown in Glasgow. They had a daughter Faye, who gave birth to a son.

Around the time of World War Two, Rachel lived at 180 Litchfield, London.

Write to 1660 West 2nd Street, Suite 1100, Cleveland, Ohio, 44113 USA, telephone 001-216 583 7102 or email

Born in Holborn

Beverley Hogg of Blackburn is trying to trace relatives of Leah Fisher and Abraham Joseph who married on November 13, 1910 at East London Synagogue.

Abraham was 32 when he married, working as a tailor (machinist).

He lived at 52 Gun Street, London, the son of Simon Joseph, also a tailor.

Leah, who was 31 at her wedding, was a cigarette maker.

Her father was chemist Israel Fisher, although he was already dead when she married.

One of Leah and Abraham's children was Aaron Joseph, born in Holborn in January 1921.

He is Beverley's grandfather.


Irmgard escaped

GERMAN historian Stefan Kahlen wants to find Irmgard Kamp, who escaped Nazi Germany on the kindertransport.

Her family lived in Bardenberg, close to Aachen, West-Germany, before the Holocaust.

Irmgard left for Leeds on June 28, 1939. She married Rolf Salomon in Leeds in 1952 and had a daughter, Vivien Salomon, born in 1953.

Vivien married either Mr L Shaw or Peter Ritchie.

Write to Binnenfeld 9, 33829, Borgholzhausen, Germany or email

Norman's friends

NACHUM (Norman) Plotkin is looking for some old friends from when he lived in Glasgow.

Nachum, who now lives in Long Island, New York, would like to hear from Ronnie Bullon and Billy Gardner.

Email or telephone 001-516 5930 966.

Couple search

IAN JOHNSON of Bury wants to get in touch with Myrna and Jacky Rosenfield.

His parents, Esther and Bill Johnson were friends of their parents.

Write to 14 Langdale Drive, Sunnybank, Bury BL9 8HP, telephone 0161-766-4604 or email

Farber insight

DAVID Farber will be addressing the Manchester branch of the Jewish Genealogical Society about his grandfather on Sunday.

Mr Farber's talk at the Manchester Jewish Museum, titled 'Myths, Mythtakes and a little Yiddish', will be an insight into his grandfather's travel agency in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, which helped to process immigrants from Eastern Europe.

Details: Lorna Kay on

Eva falls for man in a uniform

SARA RUBIN of Pennsylvania wants to identify this British soldier who married her cousin Eva Dattel between 1939 and 1945.

Sara has tried to have the soldier identified but no one can recognise the insignia on his uniform.

Sara had believed that Eva and her parents Mayer and Feige Dattel died in the Holocaust - until she saw this wedding photograph.

Apparently Eva changed her name at some point to escape the Nazis.

The wedding picture was taken by Boris Bennett of Whitechapel.

Write to 300 Craigdell Rd. # 608, New Kensington, Pa. 15068, USA, telephone 001-724 337 4049 or email

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