RON Kathren of America is trying to trace his family in Manchester.

His grandmother was Hannah Devorah Cohen, daughter of Joseph Haim Cohen and Mary (Miriam) Rutstein Cohen.

Hannah was one of several children - Marks (Max), Rose (married Morris Greenberg), Louis, Ida (married Sam Utchenik), and Raiske Frieda (married Louis Radner) - all of whom, except Hannah, emigrated to America between 1902 and 1916.

Hannah married a Lithuanian named Abraham Moses Katserinsky and moved there where she was murdered in the Holocaust. The family resided in Cheetham Hill.

''I have an address for Marks Cohen in 1902 at 27 Berkeley Street, Cheetham, North Manchester and in 1910 at 18 Brunswick Street, Cheetham, North Manchester,'' Ron writes.

The family owned a matzo factory or bakery in Manchester around 1900 and there was a link to a man named Yershe Koppel.

Write to 137 Spring Richland, WA 99352, USA or email

AMERICAN Linda Gilmore wants information about her grandmother's parents - Wolf Cohen and Dora Zimmer.

They emigrated from Russia (present day Kaunas, Lithuania). Their first child, Abraham, was born in 1888, probably in Manchester. They were living in Louisville, Kentucky in 1891 when Linda's grandmother, Sadie, was born. There was also a Joseph Cohen (brother of Wolf) married to Sara Abramson who probably emigrated to England around the same time and followed Wolf to America about 1906. They had three children all born in Manchester - Wolf (1895), Katie (1898), Nellie (1899 or 1901).

Contact 27 Brentwood Rd. Chelmsford, MA 01824, USA or email

SANDI Root of Texas is looking for descendants of her grandparents.

Her paternal grandfather Barnet (Ben) Blumenthal was born in July 1863, 1865 or 1870 and died in June 1948. He was buried at Beth Hamedros-Hagadol Cemetery in Milwaukee.

His wife Sarah (Kahan/Cohen) was born on August 18, 1863 in Kroze/Kraziai, Russian Lithuania. She died in April 1944 and is buried at Chicago's Waldheim Cemetery.

Barnet was a tailor from Shavil/Siauliai/Sharli/Kovno Gubernya (Kaunas), Russian Lithuania. He left Lithuania, probably already married, sometime in the 1880's for England and lived in both London - on Plumbers Row, Chicksand Street and Matilda Place - and Birmingham, on Dean Street.

Several of the children attended the Buckle Street Infant School, part of the London Jews Free School.

In July 1902, he took his family, which included seven British-born children, to Chicago, entering via the port of Montreal, Canada, crossing at Detroit.

Their children are: Harry, Annie (Mora), Julius, Abraham, Rebecca (Porter), Phillip, Michael, and Ida (Hurwitz). Ida was born in Chicago.

Ben and Sarah divorced and he then wed Bessie Wagner, from Zitomar, Russia. They lived in Milwaukee where he owned a cleaning store. They had two children, Benjamin and Samuel.

Telephone 001 830-980-7776 or email

ROLAND Tompowsky of Sweden is trying to find descendants of Joseph Bernstein of Cheetham.

Joseph was born around 1863, the son of traveller Aaron Bernstein. When he was 21, he married 22-year-old Fanny Tumpowsky on October 1, 1884. Fanny was born around 1862 and was the daughter of Elias Tumpowsky.

According to Roland, they married at the Great Synagogue in the District of Prestwick in the County of Lancaster.

Joseph lived at that time at 58 Mary Street, Hightown and Fanny lived at 62 Herbert Street, Cheetham.

Write to Prästakullegatan 21, 432 37 Varberg, Sweden, telephone 46 34092754 or email

JOYCE Quinn of Liverpool is researching Hyamson families in Yorkshire, Liverpool and London areas. She would also like information on the names Lopez, Hart, Anderson, Roberts, Goldson, Jackson, Buttler (Canada and Glamorgan), Ortt and Boobyer.

Write to 5 Mostyn Avenue, Allerton, Liverpool L19 4UL or email her at

ROBERT Stone of California is looking for relatives of his maternal grandparents, Lewis Edmund Deitz and Sarah.

''Lewis died in 1933,'' he says. ''I know nothing about Sarah. They lived in London and had three children, Bette (my mother born 1906), Davey (born 1907), and Lily (born 1911). The name Deitz may have been anglicised to Dates. Lily married Boger Delvalle.''

Write to 12153 Viewcrest Rd, Studio City, California 91604, USA or email Robert will be in London for three weeks from Tuesday and can be contacted through his nephew on 07957 345940.

JAMES Rodgers of Sheffield is trying to discover if his wife's maiden name, Myatt, is of a Jewish background.

''We have information regarding her late father, Frank Myatt of Sheffield,'' he says. Write to James Rodgers, 50 Glen View Road, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7SG or email

RONALD Ben David of South Africa is trying to find the date his mother left the UK.

Ethel Rose Sacke lived in Manchester when she married Max David. Ronald wants to discover where they were married, too.

Write to 406 Vaude 18 Waverley Road, Gresswold, Gouteng, Johannesburg, South Africa, telephone 2701 1786 8342 or email

BETSY Frank of America is currently in Finland on a sabbatical. But she will soon be visiting Glasgow where she is hoping to find her cousin Bernice Caplan.

She first met Bernice about 40 years ago. Betsy's grandmother was Rebecca Caplan who was married to Myer Dennis in Glasgow in the early 1900s before they moved to theAmerica.

She was born in Lithuania and moved to South Africa and then Scotland. Another cousin she remembers meeting was Hilda Burke who moved to Connecticut from Scotland. I hope to meet family if possible when I visit.

Write to 1250 N Pointer St, Terre Haute, IN 47803, USA, telephone 358 50 4661 7593 or email

DANIEL Pearlstein of Las Vegas is looking for information on his uncle Morris Levenson of Leeds.

Contact Apt 2067 , 1400 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102, USA or email

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