Myrna wants to say kaddish at grave of her grandfather

Myrna Goldsmith, of Illinois, wants to say kaddish at the grave in Manchester of her grandfather.

Her grandmother Mathilda Glassman Lewis and her father Marcus Lewis emigrated to America around 1924.

But her grandfather Samuel Lewis, had died before the family set off.

She thinks her father said he lived on Marklund St.

Myrna is coming over to Manchester in September and would like to visit Samuel's grave.

She also wants to find out about his family and his friend Isadore (Izzy) Pressman.

They attended a Jewish boys school.

Myrna thinks Izzy was involved in Manchester leadership in some way in the 1950s.

Email or write to 1385 Campbell Lane, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169, USA.

Families have roots in city

ALLAN HIRSH, of Baltimore, is tracing three families - Franc, Rubenstein and Goldsmith - with roots in the Manchester area.

James Franc moved to Manchester around 1860.

He had eight children, all born in Manchester.

Max Goldsmith, who had four children, moved to the city around 1941.

Jacob Rubenstein moved to Manchester around 1977. He Had nine children, all born in Manchester.


Stefan looking for shul photos

Stefan Kahlen, of Germany, is looking for old photographs of synagogues in Wuerselen, Aachen, Hoengen and Euskirchen.

All these synagogues were located near Aachen, Germany.

He is interested in pictures of the exteriors and interiors of the shuls.

Write to Binnenfeld 9, 33829 Borgholzhausen, Germany or email

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

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