Re: [podhajce] Re: Looking for Buchwald/Weittes(sp?)
- Hi Deb,I can also personally highly recommend Meylach Sheykhet. He can be reached at Meylach@...Warmest regardsCynthia Singer
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On Feb 26, 2013, at 9:12 PM, "gwhaken" <gwhaken@...> wrote:
If you look at the JewishGen archives you will see the name of Alex Dunai who comes with fine recommendations. Samuel's parents probably only had a religious wedding so it was not recognized by the authorities so he was considered illegitimate and had to take his mother's name. Lots of Buchwalds in the area and at least one in my research.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ldyslpr46" wrote:
> I am trying to plan a trip to Podhajce this summer with my daughter to find my grandfather's roots. His name was Samuel and apparently, his mother's name was Chana Buchwald. For some reason he was made to take his mother's last name and not his father's. His father's last name was pronounced Vee-tes. I have been diagnosed with ALS and this is most certainly on my bucket list. If anyone has any information as to how I go about looking for this information and who I can contact in that area to help me get around, I would greatly appreciate it.
> Thank you-
- Deb,I was searching for my great grandmother (Chana Buchwald) online and saw your email to this conversation group from Feb 2013, in which you mentioned that you were going to travel to Podhajce to look into your grandfather Samuel's heritage, and that his mother's name was Chana Buchwald (and that her husband's last name was Weittes. Chana's husband's name was Aaron Wittes and their children had her last name as they had had a Jewish Wedding, which was not recognized by the authorities - thus the kids were considered illegitimate. My grandmother Ester Buchwald was Samuel's sister. Samuel (my great uncle Sam) was brought over to the U.S. and worked in my grandparents kosher restaurant in Jersey City for a while. I believe that Samuel had a son Stanley and a daughter Arlene. My Jewish name is Zalman-Hirsch. I'm named after Samuel's brother (who died in a Carpathian sanatorium of TB) and who was, in turn, named after Chana's father Zalman-Hirsch. Please contact me.Dan Greenspan