Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Joe Kreinik in Toronto

Max Beer told me about the Jewish Archives in Toronto. I sent off for information about Joseph and Rena Kreinik and here is what I got.

Application gives birth and immigration information. Who were the immigrants? 
Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada. 
This form has been prepared by the Immigration branch of the Department of Mines and Resources for the use of persons applying for the admission to Canada of immigrants.

"I KREINIK JOSEPH of 226 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario, hereby make application for the admission of immigrants listed herein. (Subsequent pages missiing.)
I have resided in Canada 1 years, having arrived at the Port of Quebec, PQ, on the 19th day of August, 1949, by the SS Samaria, at which time the exact spelling of my name was Josef Kreinik.
I was born in Sedziszow, Poland. My age is 41. My citizenship is Polish. I am Married. My occupation is Tailor, ... I have a savings account at the Bank of Montreal 568 College Street, Toronto, in the amount of $531.74....
I am employed by Columbia Sportswear Limited, 125 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, and earn $40.00 per week. My wife, Rena Krenik (sic), is employed by the Ladies Wear Canada, Ltd., 563 College Street, Toronto, and earns $25.00 per week."

========== transmittal letter from OJA ==============
Hi David,

I hope you are enjoying your summer! We have retrieved the file from our offsite storage. It seems Joseph sponsored the immigration of some of his relatives. Although the case file is in his name, there is very little information about him. Sometimes these case files are under the name of the immigrant’s sponsor and not the immigrant. I’ve attached the one page with some information relating to him and Rena. I hope this is helpful!

All the best,


Melissa Caza  |  Archivist

Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
ph: 416.635.2883 x5110
em: mcaza@ujafed.org
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Monday, July 18, 2016

JRI-Poland Danziger Records Update

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland continues to be updated. Here is an update to the records we found at http://davelindastourdefrance.blogspot.com/2013/10/danziger-records-in-poland.html.

Found: The marriage record for Abraham and Elka in 1910, not 1909 as we had guessed.
Radom PSA Births, Marriages, Deaths 1878-1904
WAJCMAN Elka 1901 M 18
DANCIGER Abram Icek 1901 M 18

I transcribed the records that seem to be our family. Elka is listed as the mother of Faiga (Frances) but the mother of the other children is listed as Chawa Eta, which is also Ethel's Polish/Yiddish name. Is this an error?
Here also Howard is Wulf Morcchaj and Moe was born in 1911, not in 1908, as he claimed. The 1911 date is consisted with his age on the SS Rhein manifest, too. The other birth dates do not always align with what we have been putting in the Geni records. (The slash dates denote before and after the adoption of the modern calendar, which was not done at the same time throughout the world.)
Question: If these are not our family records, then where are they?

There is another Goldberg, Chaja Ruchla GOLDBERG, who married a Danziger (Manasza). This is not our family.
Mazsza and Chaja Marriage

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sedziszow Photos Update

Art and Ida (KREINIK) Friedlander sent a group photo labeled "Sed. Poland."

There was no identifying information. The faces seem to be young workers. They look familiar, but no person has been identified.

Other images from Sedziszow Malopolski are posted here. In order: