Red-head Louis found asleep in shul

DENISE STALLMAN, of Salford, is looking for descendants of her great-great-grandfather Louis (Leib) Rabinowitz.

In the 1911 UK Census, he is shown as living with his daughter Bella Chernick, her husband Zelig and family at 34 Exchange Street, Cheetham, Manchester.

Denise thinks he also had a son David in New York, married to Jenny.

In 1911, Jenney and her five children stayed in Manchester in Berkeley Street, Strangeways from April to September.

Jenney had named the Chernicks as relatives they were visiting.

Their only source of income seems to have been 16-year-old Harry's earnings as an errand boy - possibly for the Chernicks, who had a shop selling milk and cheese and a milk delivery business.

According to Denise's aunt Lilly Aiken (nee Lazarus), Louis had red hair and a red beard and was often to be found in his local shul.

On one occasion he went missing, but was found asleep in the shul the following morning.

Details: 0161-258 8924 or 07549-754116.

Langer Moishe

AUBREY JACOBUS, of London, wants to find the children of his mother's cousin Morris Samuels (Szmulewicz), who married Hannah Weinstein in 1920.

Their children, Edith, Abraham, Sylvia, Vivienne and Estelle were born between 1921 and 1933. The family emigrated to Ireland before the Second World War.

Vivienne, who was born in 1926, married Nathan B Finkelstein in Manchester in 1949.

Aubrey recalls Morris visiting them in London before the war. Because he was so tall, they called him 'Langer Moishe'.

Telephone 0208-2031029 or email

Winnie's travels

KIM MAFFEY is looking for information on the Kovalsky family, originally residing at Waverley Terrace, Leeds.

Kim's grandmother was Winnie Kovalsky, who married David Jacob Kovalsky in 1941 in Paddington.

At the time, David was serving in the RAF as a 'theatrical manager'.

David's parents were Max and Ann Kovalsky. Winnie travelled to Africa with a Sarah Kovalsky.


Caroline wed tailor

MICHAEL KAUFMAN, of Cornwall, is trying to trace the family of his grandfather's sister Caroline.

Born in 1862, she married tailor Isaac Levy in 1893.They had two children, Solomon, born 1894, and Herman, born 1898.

On the 1911 Census, they were living at 75 Warwick Street Broughton, Manchester. Solomon was a butcher.

Telephone 01209-218490, email or write to 13 Merritts Way, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3TY.


PAT WINTER, of Canada, wants to locate the tombstone of Julius Myers, who died in 1926 in North Manchester.

Also, Julius' sister Sara Anne Myers died in 1929 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Her death certificate indicates that her maiden name was Dukshenski, yet her marriage certificate indicates that she is the daughter of Isaac Myers.

Pat would like to know how Dukshenski could have become Myers?

These Myers were from Suwalki, Poland.


Settled stones

RON STONE, of New Zealand, is seeking information on his father's side of the family.

His father, Laurence Simeon Stone, was born in 1901 in Prestwich, Manchester.

His parents were Samuel Stone and Elizabeth Stone (nee Barnard) from Dublin.

They were previously from Belarus, before settling in Cheetham Hill, Manchester.


refuge in melbourne

RUTH ZYLBERMAN is looking for Berthe Rolider, who was born in Paris in 1929 and emigrated to Melbourne in 1951.

Until the war, she was living at 209 Rue Saint-Maur, 75010 Paris.

Her father was Hersh Rolider, born in Warsaw in 1903 and deported to Auschwitz in 1942.


Snooker pals

DR HOWARD KAHN, of Edinburgh is searching for his friend Irving Lambert from Glasgow.

Irving attended Hutchesons' Grammar School and Glasgow University.

Howard last saw him in 1964.

"We played a great deal of snooker in the Glasgow University Union," he recalled.

Contact 0131-332 7356 or email

home founder

MARSHA GILBERT, of Oregon, recalls her grandfather Isador Cohen lived with his uncle, Joseph Cohen, after leaving Russia and before moving to Portland.

Joseph married Naomi Lipkie, who was one of the founders of the Jewish old people's home in Leeds.


heroes from gorbals

MARK GILLESPIE is researching those who fought for the International Brigades from the Gorbals in the Spanish Civil War.


BAKER WEDDING: Janice Eckersley wants to trace two relatives in this photograph from the wedding of her parents Mark and Marion Baker on March 18, 1951 in Leeds. Janice would like to find the girl pictured second right, who she thinks is called Lydia Baker. Her parents might have been Mae and Benjamin Baker. Janice is also looking for the woman on the left, who she believes is a cousin. Email or telephone 01670-734003

BACK 'HOME': Sharon Alexander, left, of St Louis and her sister, Diane Schwartz, of New Jersey, recently visited England. Their parents, Lena (nee Bradley) and Morrie Lazarus are both from Liverpool. They left Liverpool for Canada in the late 1940s and are now living in Florida

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