DANIELLE Freedman of Bury is trying to discover what happened to her great-grandfather.

Jacob (Yankel/Jack) Davis (Davidovitch/Davidson) went missing after leaving Liverpool between 1915 and 1922.

''We believe he went to Boston in America, aged between 35-40, possibly with a non-Jewish lady,'' Danielle writes.

Jacob was born in Panavaeys, Lithuania in 1881 and lived in Liverpool with wife Aida Zaporowski for 10-15 years.

Daniella adds: ''She went in search of him with her children - my grandparents - in the early 1920s. There is evidence to support this on the Ellis Island database, but he was never found.''

Jacob had nine other siblings in the Boston area - Issac, Abraham, Essel, Leyzer, Doba, Chata, Shayna, Malka and Chasa.

Danielle is also looking for descendants of her great-grandfather Morris Freedman.

According to his 1908 UK natralisation record, he was born in Warsaw in 1874 , the son of Jacob and Jane Freedman.

Prior to 1908 he was a peddler/baker, often traveling to Glasgow. Morris and his wife Sarah, along with two children turned up on the Scottish 1901 Census under the Gorbals area, along with 90 or so other Freedman families.

Danielle writes: ''Upon closer inspection many of the names are those of his possible 10 siblings, as he later moved to Manchester and called his children the same names. I am looking for all Glasgow Freedman decendants of Hyman, Jane, Solomon, Dora, David, Charles, Abe/Abraham, Nellie/Nancy. Ester and Joseph who would have been aged between 19-38 around the time the Census was written.''

Write to 71 St Georges Road, Church Meadow, Hollins Lane, Unsworth, Bury BL9 8JG or email

ANTHONY Droniak of Warrington is researching his family history and would like details of his mother's family who lived in the St James Road area of Salford during the Second World War.

Anthony's mother was Edith Goldman. Her mother Esther Goldman suffered epilepsy and her grandparents, Levi, had a two-in-one store on St James Road. Edith's grandmother served provisions whilst her grandfather was a cobbler.

Write to 226 Redshank Lane, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 6RE or email

Family in the picture

CALLING all relatives of the late Benny Bell.

His widow, Beatrice of Salford, is trying to make contact - to give them family pictures she has found.

She says: ''After Benny died 25 years ago, I lost contact with his cousin Sandra Lewis, who used to work as a receptionist for dentists Miss Sylvester and Mr Kravitz in Cheetham Hill.

''Sandra's mother, Ruth Bowker, died last year. I saw the announcement in the Jewish Telegraph, but did not know whom to contact.

''Sorting through my pictures, I have found some of their family which I would like to give them.''

Telephone Beatrice on 0161 705 0452.

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

© 2001 Jewish Telegraph