Barbara recalls articles in the Jewish Telegraph in July 1972 about
Jacob and Lois Kravitz, of Dallas, searching for family.
The newspaper connected them to David Kesler and his son, Harvey.
David was the younger brother of Samuel (Shim), who was married
to Ada Kravitz Kesler.
Ada was Morris' older sister and Barbara's father's aunt.
At the time of the article, Harvey was 21 and had a 13-year-old
sister, Lindsey. Harvey lived at Agnes Court, Didsbury.
Barbara's parents, Lois and Jack Kravitz, her brother, David,
and sister, Judy, are no longer alive.
She believes Morris married Bessie Rosen in Prestwich, Manchester.
Morris was a cabinet maker, but when he emigrated to America,
around 1909, he became a house painter in Hartford, Connecticut.
His family joined him in 1911.
Morris' son, David, who died aged 25, was an artist, as is Barbara
and members of her family.
DR Stephane Grauzam is looking for Michael York, who lives
Michael is the son of Rosa and Max, who was born Mordka David
Jurkiewicz in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland.
Max was the uncle of Stephane's grandfather Maurice Grauzam, of
The Yorks used to live in New York City, London and Detroit.
Stephane is also looking for members of the Gostynski family from
According to his research, Stephane's mother's family are Kohanim
named Gastin. They moved to North Africa from Poland in the 1830s.
He believes that Ludwig Gostynski, who is buried in Australia,
was a Kohen too.
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CRAIG HARRIS, of Florida, is looking for information on his
grandfather's sister, who stayed in England when her three brothers,
who included Enoch/Mordcho and Charles/Chaskel/Hay'im, went to Pittsburgh,
New York and Argentina around 1907.
Her family name was Danilovich and she lived in the London area.
Mordcho changed his family name to Daniels. He and his wife had
nine children - Fanny, Celia/Zelda, Samuel, Tillie, Marion, Evelyn,
Esther, Betty and Gloria.
After the death of their parents in the mid-1930s, the family
moved to Los Angeles.
Samuel maintained contact with his aunt into the mid-century.
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Brenda Lily Habshush, of Israel, says she has made contact
with relatives in Leeds whose grandparents or great-grandparents
were from Viner families, like her maternal grandfather, Joseph
Joseph married Betsy Besinsky (Bershansky) in Belgrave Shul in
Witnesses were John (Yona) Winer and Betsy's brother Solomon Besinsky.
The surnames on the marriage certificate are spelt Winner which
suggests that it was pronounced as Wiener. Both men's fathers' names
Brenda's mother, one of three daughters, was Annie Viner. Their
brother was Sam Vyner, father of Joyce Milton and her late sister,
Nobody, as yet, has come up with the exact birthplace of the Viners,
although they came from the Riga area.
Brenda would like to hear from any descendents in Leeds or elsewhere
with new information as to the origins of these families, whether
from The Pale, Poland, Russian Federation or Latvia.
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Harris Sklar's grandparents, Harris and Tillie (Toby), lived
in Manchester in the late 1800s and emigrated to America early in
the next century.
Harris wonders if he is related to any Sklars in Manchester, whose
families may have emigrated to England about the same time as his
grandparents from Vilnius, Lithuania.
His grandfather had a brother, Bertram, who emigrated to South
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HILARY THOMAS is researching the Jewish community of Wigan.
Hilary, who co-authored a book on Bolton's Jewish community, would
like to hear from anyone with Wigan connections.
The town's shul was founded around 1886, but by 1920 the community
had almost disappeared.
However, several people had businesses in the town for many years.
Hilary has found a number of surnames of families involved in
the community in its early days - Sytner, Abelson, Cowen, Kresner,
Tarshish, Fisher, Fox, Richards, Rosenberg, Franks and Goldstone.
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or write to 13 Edgemoor, Bowdon, Cheshire WA14 3JN.
IAN JOHNSON, of Bury, wants to trace the 'Simon Herscovitch'
side of his mother's family.
Simon's son, Joseph, married Leah 'Leber' Goldman in 1917. Leah
was the daughter of Barnett Goldman,the brother of Ian's grandfather
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ABRAHAM GOLDBERG, of Jerusalem, wants to hear from anyone whose
ancestors settled in Liverpool after emigrating from Swislocz in
Poland (now Svisloch in Belarus), a shtetl known to its Jews as
Ann Rabinowitz is interested in learning the names of the Jewish
families who left Drohobycz, Ukraine, and settled in Manchester
in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
JANE CHAPMAN, of Cornwall, wants to find contacts for her three
second cousins who emigrated to Haifa from Glasgow in the 1960s.
Alan, Mark and Ronald were the sons of Sidney and Helen Nathanson.
Derek Stavrou, of Kfar Sava, wants help identifying people on this
picture of the wedding in Prestwich, Manchester, of Annie Huller and
Joseph Belinsky in 1920. He would also like information about the
Huller, Penrak and Pearl families who attended the wedding. Email