ISRAELI Isaac Icht was looking for information on his late
grandfather in Manchester, but discovered revelations much closer
Isaac, who lives in Ramat Gan appealed to Jewish Telegraph readers
on a visit to Manchester last year for memories of his late grandfather,
who was also called Isaac Icht.
Isaac believed that his grandfather came from either Kishishev
(now Chisnau in Moldova) or Kiev, in the Ukraine.
His grandfather had moved to Manchester in 1924 and was head cantor
at the North Manchester Hebrew Congregation.
Isaac lived with his wife at 161a Great Clowes Street. When Isaac
junior returned to Israel, a visit to see his auntie Haviva proved
to be more than worthwhile.
He said: "I went to see my auntie, who lives on Kibbutz Kiryat
Anavim, near Jerusalem. The family had always been very secretive
about my grandfather, although I did know that he was a very wealthy,
Auntie Haviva gave Isaac a copy of his grandfather's birth certificate
and a copy of a newspaper article which revealed more about his
He said: "Although my grandfather wanted to go to Palestine -
as it was - he never made it, but my father's brothers and sisters
did, with the exception of my uncle Menachem."
Menachem anglicised his name to Monty Hicks and became an eminent
professor. Anyone with more information, contact Isaac on 07812
ROD Brooks of Leeds is trying to find his cousin, Barrie Newton,
also from Leeds. Rod last heard from him in 1996. At that time,
he was living in Ysbty Ifan, Wales, but I have no idea where he
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EVAN Fishman of New Jersey recently learnt that a relative's
uncle was very successful in the glass manufacturing industry in
England during the late 19th-early 20th centuries.
He would now like appreciate information about the industry during
that period. Does the surname Mandelstein (Mendelstein) come up
with regard to glass manufacture?
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GLENDA Goldberg of Australia is looking for descendants of
the Dinis family who were living in Manchester at the time of the
All the family were born in Russia - Samuel Dinis (then aged 57),
his wife Rachel (44) and children Barnett (16), Harry (12), Leah
(11), and Lily (7).
The census identifies Samuel as a Hebrew teacher and Barnett as
a waterproof garment manufacturer. Glenda wants to clarify whether
Rachel is the sister of her grandfather left behind in Raseiniai
Glenda's grandfather, Lewis, was the son of Eliyahu and Hinde
(daughter of Hyam Shoshan).
Lewis and his brothers, Simon and Morris, changed their name to
Goldberg when they emigrated to Australia in the 1880s.
Not knowing the original surname, it is difficult to establish
what happened to the family left behind in Lithuania.
Rachel is known to have married a man with a surname like Din.
They had a brother, Benjamin Hyam, in Fleetwood, England.
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PAMELA Weisberger of California is researching Claire (Clara)
Klein, who was born at 29 Edward St, Broughton, Manchester in 1907.
Claire's father Henry Klein was a jeweller and her mother was
Laura Klein. She lived and worked in Salford/Manchester and became
the author CC Moynihan. She was also known as Claire Lustgarten
and Claire Chadwick Moynihan. Pamela believes her husband and twin
daughters were killed in the Manchester Blitz.
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RICHARD Gilbert is seeking information about a Gilbert family
in Manchester in the 19th century.
Hyman Samuel Gilbert and his wife Leah (nee Marceline/Marcellin/Marsaline)
were born in Poland about 1852 and 1854 respectively.
They were married at the Manchester Great Synagogue in 1875. Their
first son, Benjamin, was born in December 1876 at 3 Clarissa Place,
Red Bank. At some point they moved to the City of Westminster, where
more sons, Barnett (1880), Nathan (1880) and Louis (1881) were born.
In the 1881 census they are living at 21 Portland (now D'Arblay)
Street in Soho. Barnett and Nathan died very young.
Two more sons, Henry (1882) and Isaac (1884) were born in England.
In 1888 they emigrated to New York, where Richard's grandfather
Joseph was born in 1890. Hyman died some time between 1890 and 1900,
by which time the family had relocated to Philadelphia.
Richard is trying to find Hyman and Leah's east European roots,
and any possible siblings and their descendants.
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ESTHER Feinstein Sackheim wants to find a Feinstein family
that lived at 50 Morgan St in the east end of London in 1913.
She is also interested in Schmulenson, Yablik,Weissman, Malamud,Becker
and Marshafsky, all of Tulchin in Vinnitsa province.
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PAUL Brosgall, formerly of Leeds but now living in Vancouver,
wants to get in touch with his old friends. He is especially interested
in finding Gerry Goldstein who was at one time in the butchering
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