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Family News in 2007:
12/8/2007 A few days ago I
was contacted by Ira Cohen, who provided updated information for the Sam
outline report. Thank you for this data.
Also, the Sam Steinschneider
has been included under the Czech Republic/Austria grouping on the
reports page, as
information has come to light identifying Sam's birthplace as Austria and not
Poland as previously believed. His wife Dora Auerbach was born in Tarnapol,
Poland, however. Both passed away in Brooklyn, New York.
12/2/2007 Thanks to a
message from Anthony Kay in England, birth years have been updated and
individuals added to the Aaron Steinschneider
which has now become the Daniel Steinschneider
Aaron's father was identified to be Daniel during earlier research, so this has added one ancestral
level to the outline.
It is now my firm belief that
very likely brothers. I will need additional data to confirm this, but I have
already consolidated these families in the software I use to track these things.
Several anecdotal pieces of information I have stumbled upon over the years seem
to link Gabriel and Daniel together.
Gabriel was a rabbi. Is it possible
Daniel was one as well?
Letters exist that show Moritz
Steinschneider (1816 - 1907) corresponding with Daniel Prostiz Steinschneider in
Pressburg. The Daniel Prostiz dates (1759 - 1843) make him too young to be Aaron
Steinschneider's father, however. Young Moritz would have been writing to a much
older Daniel. Both men lived extremely long lives for their day—Daniel (84) and
11/25/2007 An email from
Danielle Feigenbaum led to an update of the Gabriel Steinschneider
outline report. Thank you, Danielle, for the
The Moritz Steinschneider commemoration outlined below went
extremely well. Those Steinschneider descendants who attended were acknowledged
as family members.
Although I (Phil Steinschneider) could not be there, cousin
Jochen (Hans-Joachim Goldschmidt) gave my best wishes to the family that was
there. Thank you for that.
Jochen is currently in an interesting battle with
the Polish government over previously-seized Goldschmidt property. Full details
can be found here:
German-to-English version (via Google Language Tools) can be read here:
10/15/2007 Thanks to a
recent email from Danielle Feigenbaum, the daughter of Marie-Louise
Steinschneider and great-granddaughter of Moritz Steinschneider (1816 - 1907),
we have been notified of the upcoming commemoration: Moritz Steinschneider (1816 -
1907) – A Centennial Conference: Bibliography and the Study of Cultural
Transfer. More about this November 20 thru 22, 2007 event in Berlin, Germany can
be found here:
08/15/2007 It is with deep sadness
that we belatedly announce the passing of Frank J. Stone on February 17, 2005.
He will be greatly missed by his loving family. Frank’s daughter, Linda
Rodriguez, expressed her feelings in his way: “Oh
my gosh, the end of an era, and a constant vacuum in my heart. It seems like a
legend has left us. His life was a constant struggle, and his dedication to his
children was fierce. I remain humbled.”
May Frank rest in peace.
08/05/2007 A few weeks ago I was
pleasantly surprised to discover that an email had arrived from Amy Orons, a
descendant of Elsie Steinschneider. I have added the new information she
provided in the Sam Steinschneider
If anyone notices death years for certain individuals do not exist but should,
please send them to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org so the Steinschneider genealogical records can be
05/29/2007 I was contacted by a former
business partner of Tom Stonier's who has lost touch with his widow Judith. I
tried to contact Eric, Jessica, and Jeff, but all of the addresses I had bounced
back. Please email me at
email@example.com in order that I may forward you this email.
05/10/2007 On April 30, Assaf
Steinschneider and I met for lunch while he was at a science convention in the
Washington, DC area. This was the first time I had seen a Steinschneider to whom
I knew my exact relationship outside of the immediate family. It was a wonderful
meeting during which I believe we felt a strong family connection. I look
forward to seeing him again whenever he comes to the area.
01/27/2007 Thanks to Dorothy Obstfeld (nee
Schwab), we have received additional information on the Aaron Steinschneider (Pilsen
Lineage) family tree. Please see the outline report
for the updated data.
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