SUE SHIFMAN was told that her grandfather and his sister, Simon and Anna Dovinsky, were orphans who were taken to London from Kovno around 1875.
After about 15 years, they emigrated to New York. Sue, of Florida, wants to know if there were any Jewish orphanages around that time. She has checked the 1881 census, but Simon and Anna were not listed.
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STELLA BALDEV is looking for information on Edith Sonntag, who settled in England from Vienna in the late 1930s. Edith was born around 1890.
Stella would also like details on Fanny and Adolph Volken who lived in Vienna during the late 1930s.
Fanny, was the sister of Leopold Sonntag. Contact 705 Whitenack Ct, Neshanic, NJ 08853-3423, USA or email Stella at email@example.com
BETTY AVITAL, of Israel, is looking for uncles or cousins living on Merseyside.
Betty's late mother Beatrice Mathews, emigrated from Liverpool to Australia around 1926, when she was 18.
Beatrice had two older brothers, Jack and Cassey. Their parents were Henry and Yetta Mathews. Betty married David Moritz and had seven children — six are still alive, all in Israel. Write to 13 Eilat Street, Asseret 76858, Israel.
MAURICE SCHOLAR, of Dartford is trying to trace Sharon Firth, who used to live in Moortown, Leeds.
Maurice says when he last heard, 10-12 years ago, Sharon was living in Israel.
Contact 3 Lydford Court, Osbourne Road, Clifton Walk, Dartford, Kent DA2 6RZ, telephone 01322 277616, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILIP MEEK, of Manchester, would like to contact Hetty nee Lansman, formerly of Dublin. She is now living in Glasgow where she married. Philip last saw her more than 22 years ago when she visited Manchester for a wedding with her husband. Telephone 0161 740 0493.
FRANCES DOMANSKI wants to find Luskin relatives in Manchester.
James David Luskin married Bridget Kearney in the mid-1870s and then left Manchester for the Philadelphia/Wyncote area of America. James was a stone/brick mason by trade.
Contact 29246 Laurel Drive, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331, USA or email Frances at Fran1025@webtv.net
DESCENDANTS of Jacob and Charlotte Sedeauer are being sought by Diane Freilich.
Charlotte (nee Goldstein), of Germany, had a child, Rebecca, in Manchester with West Prussia-born Jacob around 1875, but two years later the family was living in New York.
American documents state that another daughter, Bella, was born in Manchester, but there is no record of the birth in Manchester.
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