RAYMOND Schulley of New Jersey wants information on relatives of his paternal grandfather Raphael Simon Schullay and his wife Mary Feldman. Raphael, also known as Samuel, married Mary in Cheetham, Manchester, on June 15, 1982, at the New Synagogue and Beth Hamidrash. Witnesses to the marriage were Mark Steinart and T Klotz. The couple lived at 51 Pinblett Street, Cheetham. Raphael, a journeyman tailor born in 1869, was the son of Mark Schullay, a farmer, while Mary, a tailoress born around Cracow in 1871, was the daughter of tailor Jacob Feldman.

Raymond’s father Solomon Schullay was born on September 17, 1893 and lived at 40 Julia Street, Cheshire. On his birth certificate, his father’s name was listed as Samuel. In the 1891 census, Joseph Feldman is listed as a lodger, single, age 15 , employed as a ‘T’ (tailor) machiner, birthplace Austria, residence 51 Pimblett Street. Jacob Feldman is listed as a lodger, single, age 20, employed as a tailor’s machiner, birthplace Cracow, Austria, residence 35 Carnervan Street. Sam Scheley is listed as a lodger, single, age 26, employed as a tailor presser. residence 77 Moretone Street.

‘‘I was told that my grandmother left home at the age of 14 (about 1875) and went to England with a married cousin and her husband, names unknown,’’ Raymond says. ‘‘It is likely that there were friends or relatives in Cheetham.’’ Raymond believes there may still be relatives in England, but adds that none of the family in Cracow survived the Holocaust. Write to 14 Butterfoss Avenue, Titusville, NJ 08560-1818, America, telephone 609 737 0525.

DEREK Wild of Malaga wants to make contact with an old friend, Peter Sheldon, whom he has not seen for more than 40 years. Peter is the son of Lothar Schwartzenberger who came to England from Germany before the war. He established his own cotton and cotton-waste business in Bolton. ‘‘When I last met Peter, who must now be in his 60s, he was living in the Bramhall, Manchester and was married,’’ Derek says. ‘‘My memory tells me they had two children. One of the children, a girl, was born completely deaf.’’ Write to Apartado de Correos 29680, Estepona, (Malaga), Spain, telephone 34-95-279-0375 or email

JAMES Caldwell of Cornwall wants to trace his grandfather and great-grandfather, who were fishmongers in Leeds. His grandfather Fred Cohen, was born around 1877, married Annie Walton in 1902 and died in the 1940s. Write to Treburrow House, Egloskerry, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8RY, telephone 01566785507 or email

To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at Please include your home address.

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