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Oleszyce

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 10:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Engel, Gerber
Searching for family in Oleszyce before 1900. My husband's father, Wolf Engel, was born here in 1893 when it was part of Austria. His father was Jacob Engel and his mother was Rifke Gerber. Have record of father and sons coming to USA but not mother. Traveling to Poland end of April to see his homeland and look for records. They were Jewish. I would like to find someone to help us navigate the records and area cemeteries. Any suggestions??

Re: Oleszyce

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 6:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,
Metrical records are in a state archives in Przemysl (births for 1814-1903, marriages 1858, 1860-1876, deaths 1814-1903) and in Warsaw (deaths 1869-1876). Records (Births 1864-95 Marriages 1860-64,66-76 Deaths 1877-90 and deaths 1869-76 from Warsaw archives) have been indexed. So there are births of Leib Engel (1888, died the same year), Selig Engel (1889), Sara (1895), children of Jacob and Rifke, I can not find a birth of Wolf in 1893 in this index however. In Przemysl archives there are more records that can be of use at some point like kadastral records from ~1850s, some court records, some records of guilds from Oleszyce.
There is a cemetery in Oleszyce, the oldest graves are from the end of 18th century.
Please contact me by email if you interested in suggestion for a local contact.
Zbyszek
jhzs@gazeta.pl

Re: Oleszyce

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 6:02PM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: Oleszyce

Posted: 29 Mar 2013 1:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Engel, Gerber
Thank you for responding and for the great info. I did respond by email 4 days ago but it just bounced back today. Will retry because I am interested in a local contact.
Did not know about Leib! Thank you.


Wolf was also known in USA by William but on his passenger record and early census records he used Wolf. He also gave conflicting birth dates 1991 or 1993. Could Wolf be a nickname? I just found where his mother Rifke, sister Sara and brother Paul (Peisosh?) b. abt. 1898, immigrated to US in 1911 a year later than William and Selig. Their father Jakob immigrated in 1907.


I am not familiar with the term kadastral record....could you explain?
Thank you so much for your help.
Barbara
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