Sunday, March 16, 2014

Danziger Timelines

Here is what we know about Rivka, Malka and Maer Danziger, for those who aren't using Geni.

Find the whole Danziger tree by emailing David.

Rivka Danziger 
between 1880 and May 25, 1883 
Bielany, Warsaw, Warszawa, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland 
Immediate Family:

We don't know much about Malka Danziger 

Birth:July 5, 1889 
Radom, Radom County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland 
Showing 15 of 20 events
APR 22
Radom/ Raspozy, Radom County, Mazowieckie, Poland
Radom, Radom County, Mazowieckie, Poland
Rawa Mazowiecka, Rawa County, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
Warsaw, Warszawa, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland
SEP 12
Radom, Radom County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
DEC 18
Radom, Radom County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
Radom, Radom County, Mazowieckie, Poland
A later JRI-Poland record puts her death in 1925. Something is wrong
DEC 12
Warsaw, Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
Baltimore, USA, Poland
DEC 18
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
OCT 22
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
February 25, 1924
- September 8, 1926
Age 66
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Intent filed in 1924 and the final papers came through just before he died.
Age 65 in Cleveland
    April 20, 1926
    Age 68
    Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
    Many details from Maer's Petition for Naturalization. April 20, 1926.
    D O C U M E N T #1
    Petition for Naturalization #22846 US Department of Labor, Naturalization Service
    His occupation: Mcht. "Merchant"
    He was living with his daughter Hannah & her husband Jacob at: 3381, East 117th. Street, Cleveland, Ohio.
      May 14, 1928
      Age 71
      Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
      Cleveland Jewish Cemetery Database
      shows death on May 14, 1926, which would be just after his Naturalization date,
      Maybe the image below showing Death_14_May_1928 is a mis-read and should be 1926..
      Title First Name Middle Last Name AKA Jr/Sr DOB DOD Interred Cemetery Section Block‑Row Grave Funeral Home Place of Death
      Mayer Danziger 05/14/1926 5/14/1926 Workmens C SIOA Row12 4,+Parma,+OH&hl=...
        May 14, 1928
        Age 71
        Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
        top line
        Pey'Nun, the acronym for Poh Nikbar, = here is buried
        second line
        Avinu Hayakar = Our Dear Father
        third line
        Meir B'R (Bar) Yitzchak = Meir son of Yitzchak
        Nun Pey' = acronym for Niftar = died Caf Dalet Iyyar (fourteenth day of the Hebrew month of Iyyar) Taf Resh Pey Chet (the hebrew year)
        Thanks to Paula Kelman for the reading.
        Thanks to Susan Paris for the photo.

          Sunday, March 2, 2014

          Rabbi Shlomo Arye Leib of Tyczyn (Weichselbaum)

          A man named Tobias Weichselbaum was a guest at my great-grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary celebration. He was accompanied by Miss Anna Weichselbaum.

          I didn't know if these people were related to the Kreiniks, but I had a hint from a copy of  The Kreinikle, the newsletter of the Kreinik Family Circle that Stanley Kreinik showed me.

          Anna Weichselbaum is in the list of people who were given "An Orchid" for volunteering: Chairlady - Anna Weichselbaum.

          I decided to try to track these people down. So I put them into Geni, the collaborative genealogical web site.
          Tobias Weichselbaum

          A Tobias Weichselbaum showed up in the records of passport applications that I saw from You could see Tobias' passport photo and the rest of his application, in which he showed a letter from his brother Solomon Leib of Tyczyn.

          "The following is an exact translation  of a letter received by me from my brother in Tyczyn, Poland.  Tobias Weichselbaum."

          April 26th 1920

          I received your letter and money but was uable to answer sooner on account of the many troubles I have had. Today I took enough time to answer.

          Your 400 guilder I gave to our cousin Moses Leib with which he can scarcely buy two loaves of bread. Brother David received his share of the money you sent.

          Although the massacring has practically ceased, there is a great famine on.

          I pray and hope to be able to see you before I pass from this world, for I'm already advanced in years and feel the end is near.  ...........................................

          With love and best wishes
          Your brother,
          (Signed) Solomon Leib.

          I inferred that Tobias had a brother named Solomon Weichselbaum and a brother named David Weichselbaum.

          Recently (February, 2014) I got an email from Nachum Kornfeld of Brooklyn, who noticed the Weichselbaum name in my blog posts. He asked how the Kreiniks were related to the Weichselbaums, in particular  R. Shlomo Leib of Tyczyn.  

          I explained that I did not know, but I was hoping to find out. Nachum told me that the Rabbi's mother was Mirel Kreinik. This was news to me. And that she had a brother named Yaakov/Jacob:

          "The rebbe's mother was Mirel Kreinik. She had a brother named Yaakov who lived to be 103 and attributed his long life to the fact that he carried the young R. Shlomo Leib on his shoulders to Cheder so he would not have to step in the muddy puddles."

          I checked with Andrew Kreinik and Stanley Kreinik who confirmed that their ancestor Tuyve Kreinik had a father who lived to 103. This must be Jacob.  So I created a profile for Mirel Kreinik and connected her to my profile of Solomon Weichselbaum, which I merged that with  R. Shlomo Leib of Tyczyn, which was managed by Rabbi Shlomo Leib Mund

          I found a record from "Galicia, Ukraine, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1789-1905 about Arje Leib Weichselbaum Name: Arje Leib Weichselbaum Event Type: Birth Birth Year: 1894 Birth City: Krakovets." So I wrote to R. Shlomo Leib Mund asking if this was the right person.

          R. Shlomo Leib Mund wrote back and asked that I call him. This was on Saturday afternoon and the area code was in the States, so I figured it would be OK to call even though it was still Shabbos, since he had asked. It turns out that R. Shlomo Leib Mund was in Israel with a US phone. It was 11 pm, but he was happy to chat.

          R. Shlomo Leib Mund is our fourth cousin, and R. Shlomo Leib of Tyczyn is his Great Uncle, after whom he must likely is named. Mirel married Volf Weichselbaum and they had six children, the youngest of whom is Tobias W.

          We are all descended from Chaim Kreinik, including Mirel's brothers Zvie Chaim (Harry), who is father to my great-grandfather S. Josef KreinikZalmon/Soloman Kreinik of the Wright branch,  and to Jacob/Yaakov Kreinik also father of Tuyve Tobias Kreinik, the progenitor of the West Virginia Kreiniks and the Sternlicht family. You will have to ask me to send you a tree if you don't want to use Geni.  

          By the way, Mirel is a lovely name, and if any children were to be named Mirel, they could come here to find out the history of people with the name Mirel. There are several.