Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter No 26 September 2010 page 9 (of 12)
My name is Jill Gussow and I live in Stockton-on-Tees. I came across your site and I was wondering if you'd come across the name 'Gussow' in your research of the area. I've been researching my family tree. My great great grandfather Carl Gussow came to the town supposedly from Germany, married in 1872 and was a Master Tailor. He died in 1890. The only son to remain in the area was Harry Gussow and he was a cattle drover: he died in the 1950's. The family lived on Mandale Road in Thornaby. Any information would be much appreciated. Jill Gussow Stockton-on-Tees
I found your website by chance a while ago, while researching our family history on the net. I had a copy of our family tree which had been compiled back in the 1970's, and from that was able to discover where the family resided. Subsequently, your website has enabled me to locate burials of 3 members of the family.
My Great Grandfather Abraham Barnett had apparently sailed from Russia (we were told the Ukraine) to the UK arriving we think around 1893, and aboard the vessel met and married his wife Hilda Ella Kaufman. His surname was said to have been changed to Barnett from Yatchkovski, which we think doesn't exist, but could have originally been Yurkovetskij / Yurkovtsy / Yurkovich etc.
I have located the grave stones of Abraham and his daughters Freda and Grace in Hartlepool Jewish cemetery (thanks to your website), and visited Hartlepool library to get more information on the occupations of Abraham and Hilda and census records. This record shows that they were classed as being 'from Poland - Russian subjects' and that a niece was also living with them (another side to the family in the UK possibly?). The family tree shows that we also have relatives living in Israel and Canada.
I would like to know if you know of any way of trying to find out what Abraham's real surname was, when, where and how they arrived in this country, and generally find out more about their previous lives/families. Any assistance would be of great help. Louise Earp (nee Barnett) firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm carrying out some research for a friend of mind who is related to a Reginald Levy, who died in 1942 and is laid to rest in grave 67. On the gravestone it mentions his wife, son and daughter. Can anyone tell me if is there any way of finding out the names of those family members mentioned on the headstone.
Norry Tait email@example.com
I am a Cheder teacher at Brondesbury Park Synagogue, and a student at London Metropolitan University, where I am completing a B.Ed. Part of my course is to write 10,000 words on a topic of my choice, and I have chosen to write about the Cheder system in the UK. This is a topic that I am very interested in, but I am having difficulty finding information, particularly about the origins and history of the Cheder system.
A search on the History of the Cheder System led me to your website. I was wondering if you had any articles on the Cheder System in Middlesborough, or if you knew of someone I could contact who could give me a personal account of attending, or working in, the Cheder. Chaya Mills firstname.lastname@example.org
The following names have just been added to my family tree, through a new discovery made possible after a translation of a marriage certificate. Please let me know if any of the following info means anything thing to you:
Shalom/Szulim WAJCMAN z"l married Nechama Kano z"l, apparently in 1884, in Wiskitki. The rabbi that officiated the marriage was Chaim Milgram z"l. Shalom's parents were: Abram Yitzko (Avraham Yitzchak) z"l and Reizel z"l. Shalom seems to have been 19 when the marriage took place (which means he would have been born in 1865).