'Wear' are descendants of Moses

PAT DEVENPORT of Tyne and Wear is trying to trace the descendants of Moses Nessis and Bertha Lustgarten who emigrated to Manchester from Romania around 1890.

''As far as I am aware they had two sons, Samuel and Joseph, my grandfather, and six daughters, Alice, Bella, Rachel, Dorothy, Stella and Nettie,'' Pat says.

''I have traced and met descendants of Samuel in America and Alice in London.

''Stella, who moved to America, did not have children.''

Pat now wants to find the rest of the family. Bella married Michael Lobel in 1908 in Manchester. It is believed she had a granddaughter born about 1947.

Dorothy married Edward Farmer in 1921 in Manchester.

Pat knows nothing about Rachel or Nettie.

Alice married her first cousin Joseph Oswald Lustgarten.

''Family tradition states that we are related to the late Edgar Lustgarten, broadcaster and crime novelist, and the late Bernard Langton, mayor of Manchester,'' Pat adds.

Contact 71 Langholm Road, East Boldon, Tyne and Wear NE36 0EF or email

DEBORAH ANN MADSEN, nee Dodds, of Urah, wants to establish family and ancestral ties with decendants of George Gibson Dodds and Ann Smith from Lanarkshire, Scotland. Write to 305 S 50 W, Orem, Utah 84058, USA, telephone (801) 226-3677 or email

BERNICE LEVINE of South Africa wants to find some old work colleagues.

Bernice, nee Rubinstein, moved to Cape Town from Manchester more than 30 years ago.

She would like to trace Gerald Classic, Gerald Savage and Simon Kramrisch.

Write to 2 De La Haye Avenue, De La Haye, Bellville 7530, Cape Town, South Africa or via Edna Levi, 616A Stonegate Road, Leeds LS17 6EL.

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

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