Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter No 17 July 2003 page 3
I spent a fascinating half-hour over the pictures. Lovely !
I am reminded of an incident in the M'bro' Archives. They told me that they had a biographical work of a Middlesbrough Jew, so I asked for it. It was an interview given by Ernie Hush to a student Librarian, setting out his life & giving quite a lot about the pawnbroking business. Very interesting.
I told Gillian Hush (Manchester) about it -she didn't know. Bernard Bookey England
Congratulations - your website is great. Yishar koach
Can we put some BB News on to your site? Arie Bar Zion President, B’nai B’rith Israel
[Ed note: Click hereto see page of B’nai B’rith news
The new website looks very good, and I've already enjoyed seeing several interesting items and photos - including one of me, my husband, and Uncle Terry [Greenberg]!
My daughter and family have settled into their new home not far from Middlesbrough, and my grandson is going to nursery school in Middlesbrough. I haven't yet had chance to visit the cemeteries, but will do so this summer.
And I will remind myself to scan in a few old photos as soon as possible, and send them to you. Sue Halpern University of Sheffield, England
Thank you Donald (and David and Steven) for your continued excellent work on the Boro website. If any of you are in New England area in June, please know we'd love to have you at Benjamin's Bar Mitzvah which will be im yirtzeh Hashem in Providence at Congregation Beth Sholom on June 28th. We are anticipating a few ex-Boro types will be here then.
I'm attaching a picture [Ed note: see Photo Gallery] of myself with my 21 year old, Sarah, taken in Utrecht last December when she was there as an exchange student. Michael Bharier Providence, RI, USA
The M'bro site is indeed a terrific website, and I was delighted to find my picture on page 14. I only have one favour to ask: Please change the name to Ruth -- not Rachel -- Heller. I can't imagine where the 'Rachel' came from. Many thanks Ruth Barak Israel
[Ed note: Duly done, with apologies!]
I am Rosalyn Livshin, now of Manchester, formerly nee Cohen of Sunderland. I am trying to discover the relations of Lazarus and Dina Cohen, who married in Middlesbrough on 22 May 1904.
Lazarus was a shoemaker living at 15 Rockcliffe Road, Middlesbrough and was the son of Isaac Cohen. Dina lived in Linthorpe and her maiden name was Sagel (or Siddle), the daughter of Jacob Sagel, a general dealer.
Did Lazarus or Dina have siblings in Middlesbrough. Does anyone remember relations of this family? Dina and Lazarus had three children, Aharon, born 1907 in 17 Cannon St, Middlesbrough, Bella born 1908 and Jack, who was killed in the war.
Apparently Bella Cohen died recently, living at 22 Lonsdale St, Middlesbrough.
Does anyone remember this family or know who they may have been related to? Rosalyn Livshin Manchester, England Rlivshin@bigfoot.com
[Ed note: Our website reveals the following information:
Lazarus Cohen died on 27.11.1939, buried in Middlesbrough New cemetery. Age 60 yrs
Dina Cohen died 28.02.1954, buried in Middlesbrough New cemetery.
Aharon Cohen died 27.11.1998, buried in Middlesbrough New cemetery.
Bella Cohen was indeed buried recently in the Middlesbrough New cemetery, though from our enquiries it seems that she was unknown to those who made up the minyan.]
Re Bella Cohen, she was buried recently in the New Jewish Cemetery where her brother Aaron is also buried.
I have been researching my family since 1971. One "body" has long been missing - a baby born, died and buried in Middlesbrough - but no record of burial.
I recently found her!! Paulina/Pauline, infant daughter of Simpson Gompertz, brother of my Grandfather.
Paulina's data: 21 Nov 1887 M'bro - 12 May 1888 Middlesbrough. She was buried 14 May 1888, in Grave number 7.
This means she is just about the earliest interment, and certainly one of the first child burials.
If you change P for G and Y for Z in the surname POMPERTY you get GOMPERTZ
There, at last, I found Paulina Gompertz - and I am at rest.
I not only find all sorts of missing bits and pieces, data, historical anecdotes, and family memorabilia, but I also get pleasure from your website which has become much more user friendly and rewarding. Ken Gompertz email@example.com