Posted in Genealogy, Haimowitz, Hyamovitch, Jewish History, London, Romania

Our Missing Haimowitz Sister Update

On March 1st, under the title of The Search Continues For Our Missing Haimowitz SisterI had outlined my continued effort to try and discover who the sister of my great grandfather Samuel Haimowitz and his brother Marks Hyamovitch was. This brick wall in our family stories continues to haunt me. Who are you lady with the glasses along with Samuel your brother and niece Freda, daughter of your brother Marks?

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Marks Hyamovitch

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In the post on March 1st, I had written that I had sent away for the marriage certificate of Nathan Schoenfeld and Celia Haimovitch; 10 June 1908. I received the record yesterday, again a disappointment. She was not our missing sister.

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My thinking for sending for the marriage or death records of women with the maiden last name of Haimowitz, Hyamovitch and or any similar variations, is to match her with the parent’s names of Hyman Haimowitz and Ida Greenblatt. As you can see with this record,  Celia’s parent’s names were Joseph and Dollie Rubenstein.

My hypothesis is the assumption that once she immigrated from Romania she married in the states. This, of course, can be flawed. She may have married in Romania, she may have even made a stopover in England, where Marks and his family settled, met and married over there and then continued to the states. Family history does indicate that she lived and was married in the N.Y. area though.

The search continues….

 

 

 

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Posted in Genealogy, Haimowitz, Hyamovitch, Iasi, Jewish History, London, Odessa, Romania

The Search Continues For Our Missing Haimowitz Sister

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Still searching for our missing Haimowitz/Hyamovitch sister. That’s her on the left, the older woman with the glasses. In the middle is her brother Samuel Haimowitz with their niece, Freda Hyamovitch/Hyams.

Samuel’s brother was named Marks, father of Freda.

With March on our heals and the year in full swing, I wanted to keep a family mystery and search for a missing sister in the forefront. Last year with the help of this blog and this picture, we were able to connect two branches of a family, long lost and now connected, that stretched across the Atlantic from London to New York.

The London branch spelled their last name as Hyamovitch/Hyams, while the American branch used Haimowitz.

The parents of our mystery sister were Hyman Haimowitz/Hyamovitch and Ida Greenblatt.

Still lost to us all is the name of Samuel and Marks sister. The family originated in Odessa then moved into Romania and made their way up into Iasi. From there Marks (born 1880) immigrated into England around 1901 and at about the same time Samuel (born 1875) immigrated across the ocean with his wife Rebecca and two boys, Hyman and Pincus.

A distant DNA match sparked my interest. Leaving no stone unturned, I have sent away for the marriage license of Celia ‘Tillie’ Haimowitz (born 1890), on the license it is spelled Hiamovitch, to a man named Nathan Schoenfeld. Both Nathan and Celia were from Romania. The birth date for Celia seems to fit.

I have already sent away and received documents for the following couples, but have determined the woman not to be our missing sister.  Emma Haimowitz married to Martin SugoffLugoff, Bessie Haimwoitz married to Jacob Sasslovsky, Ida Haimowitz married to Harry Weisberg, Sarah Haimowitz married to Samuel Blum, Rachel Haimowitz married to Marcus Steinberg and Jennie Haimowitz married to William Babit.

The search continues.

 

 

 

 

Posted in Genealogy, Hyamovitch, London, Weiss

In Memory of Freda Hyams/Hyamovitch

In Memory of

Freda Katanka nee Hyams/Hyamovitch

20 June 1919 London, England ~ 17 Jan 1994 London, England

Daughter of Marks Hyamovitch and Polly Weiss

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Freda married Sidney Katanka in 1947, Marylebone, Middlesex County – Jan-Feb-Mar

She passed away at the National Heart Hospital, Chelsea, London, England. She is buried at Bushey Cemetery outside of London.

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May Her Memory Be A Blessing 

Freda Hyamovitch is one of my newly uncovered lost Haimowitz family members. In fact her photo along with my great grandfather and his sister started this journey of discovering this lost branch for us and us for our English branch. She is my 1st cousin 2x removed. Freda had traveled to New York to locate and meet her American Aunt and Uncle. A photo was taken and close to 70 plus years later that photo led to the connection.

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I have located two records for Freda making the journey from England to New York. In my conversatins with family in England only 1 such visit was known. It appears 2 trips were actually made.

The first was on 18 Mar 1949, leaving from Southampton aboard the S.S. Queen Elizabeth. Her address was listed as 21 Praed St. Paddington, W.2. – housewife. I was unable to identify a travel companion by last name or address. She appeared to be traveling alone.

The second record was for a her return trip from New York arriving back in Southampton aboard the S.S Queen Elizabeth on 29 May 1951. Her address was listed as 22 Courtleigh Gardens, London, N.W.II – housewife. I was unable to identify a travel companion by last name or address. Again she appeared to be traveling alone.

 

 

 

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