JUDITH ELAM has had success in her Roots Directory search -
but she needs a little more help.
She discovered how the Mendzigurskys were related to the Bookbinders
and Bowmans of Cheetham Hill.
Hyman and Rachel Bookbinder (Buchbinder) arrived in London in
January 1903 with one child, Percy.
Their older children, Sarah, Frank, Yetta, Rebecca and Solomon
(Stan), arrived two months later from Russian Poland.
Bloomah, Myer and Nathan were born in England.
Rachel Bookbinder was born Reisel Mendzigursky, the sister of
Judith's great-grandfather, Meier Feiwel.
Judith would now like to find out where Hyman and Rachel Bookbinder
All she knows is that Hyman died in 1922 in Prestwich.
She has contacted local cemeteries, with no success.
Contact 23 Poailani Place, Kihei, HI 96753, USA or firstname.lastname@example.org
Neville Price of New Zealand is seeking information on the
Koffler family from Manchester.
Samuel and Bertha Koffler seem to have come to Manchester from
Romania soon after the 1881 census.
A son Jacob was married first, probably in Romania, to Adela Greenberg
and later to Maud Jocelyn Yarrell.
Some of Adela's children went to Baltimore, Maryland.
Samuel Henry Koffler (a son of Maud) died in 1979 in Manchester.
Related surnames include Wansker, Voss, Reisler, Bowman and Rosenbloom.
Write to 15 McEnroe Grove, Lower Hutt, New Zealand 5011, telephone
0064 45674356 or email email@example.com
Jill Witherspoon is looking for relatives of the Ruven Rosenzweig
family who moved to Manchester from Romania before 1910.
They were related to the Vogel and Markowitz families.Abe Rosenzweig,
Ruven's son, moved to New York and then to Savannah, Georgia, around
ANN ELIAS of California is looking for the family of Leon/Leo
He was born in Manchester but lived in Florida. Ann believes he
is her stepfather.
She also wants to find her half-sister Thelma Elias (Ellis) and
Shirley Elias (Ellis). In addition, Ann wants to find the whereabouts
of Carl (Karl) Alexander.
Write to 2803 Bargerer Boulevard, San Diegas, California, USA
92110 1026 or telephone 001 619 276 6514
AUSTRALIAN Naomi Barnett wants information on Tilly (Matilda)
and Harry Swerling from Manchester.
Tilly, whose parents were Harris and Betsy Cohen, was born Matilda
Cohen (around 1891) and married Harry Swerling in June 1910 at the
Central Synagogue, Manchester.
They had two children - Abraham, born 1912, and Leah, born 1915.
Tilly had a brother, Elias, who moved to Canada in the early 1920s.
JAN LINGER is trying to trace relatives of Angelo Lazzarus,
who served in the Merchant Navy in World War One.
Jan inherited his war medal along with "my grandfather's and I
have had no luck so far in tracing him".
Jan's grandfather served in the Royal Engineers as a dispatch
Write to Courtview, 21 Mumfords Lane, Meols, Wirral CH47 6AZ,
telephone 0151 632 1626 or email Janlinger@hotmail.com
Esther Feinstein Sackheim is looking for records of a Feinstein
Family living at 50 Morgan St, London, in 1913.
It was the address on her mother's papers but she can find no
other record of the address.
ROMA GOLDSMITH, nee Marks, of Jerusalem is researching her
She would like to find Frankie, Geoffrey and Shirley (Feld) Weinberg;
Cyril, Ralph and Edna Barnett; and Annie Harris (Deansfertig) from
ROSEMARIE SKOLL is trying to trace descendants of her family
who emigrated from the UK to South Africa around 1900.
Her maternal great grandfather, Maurice Rosenston, came from Hull.
Her great grandmother was Henrietta Kersh, who could have been
from Liverpool or Manchester.
Her siblings were Abraham, Anne, Leah (who married Sam Cohen and
moved to South Africa), Ray, Harry and Rose Kersh.
Rosemarie's paternal great grandparents were Benjamin Joseph and
Stephanie Taylor wants details about her grandmother Dora Leaman.
She was married to Solomon (Shalom) Leaman and lived in Commercial
Road, East London during the 1920s.
Her maiden name was Lipman and she was from Leeds. During the
war she stayed in Reginald Terrace.
Joan Harrison is researching family connections.
She wonders if any readers who lived in the Brownlow Hill, Crown
Street area of Liverpool remember a girl living at 59 Crown Street
from 1934 until 1952, adjacent to the synagogue.
The girl's name was Joan Brown.
Martin Sugarman of the AJEX Military Museum is trying to discover
if Marine Michael Laski had any Jewish background.
The 21-year-old Marine from Liverpool was killed in Afghanistan
in February. He was buried in a church's grounds.
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