Hugo Gordon-Sharp of Wrexham and Chester is seeking information
regarding the Sharp family who lived at 21 Faraday Avenue, Cheetham,
Manchester, in 1911.
The two sons, Morris (later Maurice) and Jacob, subequently married
Rachel and Bertha Gordon.
Maurice and Rachel were Hugo's parents.
The Gordon family lived at 26 Elizabeth Street, Manchester, in
The family consisted of grandfather Moses Goodman, Annie Gordon,
daughters Rachel, Bertha and Ruth (who married Joseph Penn of Sunderland)
and sons Nathan, Casper and Mark.
They may have subsequently lived at 168 or 186 Elizabeth Street.
However, in the 1930s they were living in Woodlands Drive (or Avenue)
in Cheetham Hill and they ran a sweets and tobacconist shop at the
corner of Cheetham Hill Road and Queens Road.
or write to Suite 20 Wisteria Court, Wrexham LL11 2AJ.
MARTIN MILLER of New York is searching for members of his wife's
Block family who lived in Manchester.
Tony (Tanchel), Morris and Wolfe Block left Manchester for New
York between 1893 and 1903. The three were in business in New York
City as Block Brothers, dealing in brushes and bristles.
A sister, Annie, stayed behind in Manchester and married a man
by the name Sharp, which could have been Shapiro originally.
From Manchester they relocated to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Some
family members may have emigrated to Australia. The names Saith
and Harris are also connected somehow to the family.
Relative Barnet Rosenberg married Catherine Bromberg in Glasgow.
They had children Esther Mary, Lily Sarah, Samuel Lewis, Eli Harris
and Jacob David, all born in Glasgow between 1897 and 1906.
Samuel Lewis Rosenberg emigrated to Buffalo, NY, where Barnet's
brother, Eli, resided. They had a brother, Morris Rosenberg, in
Leeds, where Eli and his family also resided for at least 10 years
prior to their departure to America.
Barnet was the son of Yehoshua Hirsh Rosenberg and Taube Rosa
Bloch of Sudargas, Lithuania.
Write to 214 Oakmont Drive, Syracuse, NY 13214, USA, telephone
001 3154462633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PETER BRACEY of Liverpool is looking for the whereabout of
His great-grandparents Myer (Michael) Goldberg (born 1855) and
Selina (Zlaty) Lipcovitch /Lipcowitch/Levcowitch (born 1857) arrived
in England from Russia in the middle/late 1870s and settled in London.
They had nine children - Sarah (1876), Philip (1879), Moses (1881),
Jacob (1884), Rachel (1885), Solomon (1887), Saul (1891), Louis
(1893) and David (1897).
The family eventually settled in the Darwen/Blackburn area. Myer
and Selina plus some of their children are buried in Blackburn cemetery.
Sarah married Louis Gordon; Philip married Rachel Cohen (Peter's
grandparents); Rachel married Fred Ingham; Moses may have married
Louie Pedley and had children Dora, Diana and Norman; David may
have married Bridget Knockton and had a daughter Madge.
Peter knows nothing of the Lipcovitch family except that Selina
may have had a brother or nephew called Lazarus.
write to 8 Belston Road, Liverpool, L16 4PL or telephone 0151 281
HILARY THOMAS of Bowdon is researching her paternal great-grandparents
Isaac and Rebecca Phillips.
They were married in 1875 at the Manchester Great synagogue on
Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester.
Rebecca's father was Joseph Wolfe. One of the witnesses on their
marriage certificate was Morris Sykes, a cousin of the family.
Hilary's great aunt recalls a Barney Sykes, but Hilary would like
to hear from any member of the family.
Write to 13 Edgemoor, Bowdon WA14 3JN, telephone 0161-928 6242
or email email@example.com
DR MICHAEL BAFFSKY of Australia is looking for descendants
of David Abrahams who married a Miss Goldring around the turn on
the 19th/20th centuries.
They had four children - Rosie, Sadie, Fanny and Mark.
Rosie married Mr Kenner and in 1950 lived at 156 Woodfield Way
Sadie married Mr Cossich and lived with her sister Fanny and father
David at 4 Queen Terrace, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Mark moved to Adelaide in Australia.
or write to 8 Badajoz Road, Ryde, NSW 2112, Australia.
WHILE researching his family tree, Michael Kaufman of Cornwall,
discovered that his grandfather's older brother married Esther Stone.
He believes that Esther's nephews started the family business
telephone 01209 218490 or write to 13 Merritts Way, Pool, Redruth,
Cornwall TR15 3TY
LAURA COOKSON is trying to trace descendants of her great grandfather,
Arthur Marks, who lived in the Hightown area of Cheetham Hill, Manchester
He worked as a cloth cutter at Cohen and Wilks in Cheetham Hill.
Laura's grandmother, Shirley Hamlett, was born in 1934 to Elsie
Fletcher and Arthur Marks.
The address he resided at when Laura's grandmother was born was
Hightown, Cheetham Hill, Manchester.
Write to 8 Lingmell Close, Davyhulme, Manchester M41 8DW or email
IN 2001, Australian Naomi Barnett made contact with Sylvia
Alexander, Mike Feuer and Bernard Kohn.
Unfortunately none of the email addresses she has for them are
current. She has now come across more information which she would
like to share with them.
Write to 2/1 Judd Street, Carnegie, Victoria, Australia 3163 or
DONALD DEAN of Leeds wants to find a boy brought to England
on the kindertransport in 1938.
Werner Grossman of Dusseldorf joined 11-year-old Donald's class
at Cowper Street School.
"We became good friends and he came to my home where my mother
made a great fuss of him," Donald said. "He was at the time living
with the family of well-known solicitor Ralph Saffman.
Donald lost touch with Werner, but was told recently by the Association
of Jewish Refugees that he emigrated to America in October 1946.
At the time he was living at 62 Mexborough Grove, Leeds, the home
of Sylvia Berkofsky.
Write to 3 Eller Close, 50 North Lane, Leeds LS8 2QW, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 0113 2253029.
AGNES LEMPRIERE wants to find out more about her mother's family.
Her mother was born in Jekapils (Jacobstadt) in 1924. Agnes grandfather's
name was David Fain and he married Miriam Nandle.
Sima Bella Fain remembers her father being in the White Russian
Army and going to Palestine in 1928/29. Her sisters were Zephora
and twins Hanna and Yona.
Write to 142 Algonquin Drive, Huron Village Green, Huron Park
ON, N0M 1Y0 or email email@example.com
SUE PRESCOTT of Wigan wants to make contact with Ivan Goldberg,
who lived in Cheadle, Cheshire.
Ivan's parents were Florence and Myer Goldberg, who lived in Blackburn.
Sue's great-grandfather was also called Myer Goldberg and lived
Write to 78 Widdrington Road, Wigan WN1 2LU, telephone 01942 323588
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMORIES: Glaswegian Linda Copeland is wondering whether any
Jewish Telegraph readers can identify the people in the picture
above. Her late father Kenneth Copeland is in the picture, but she
doesn't know where it was taken. She thinks it may have been in
the 1930's in Glasgow. If you recognise yourself or anybody in the
picture, contact the Jewish Telegraph on 0161-740 9321 or email
To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at
Please include your home address and contact telephone number.