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Avrum Moishe Gottesfeld (1801 - 1879)

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Avrum Moishe Gottesfeld
Born in Europe, former Russiamap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Europe, Ukraine, Skala Podol'skayamap
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Biography

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Name

Name: Avrum Moishe /Gottesfeld/
Also Known As: Abraham Moses
Date: 1879[1]
Also Known As: Moses
Date: 1896[2]

Birth

Birth:
Date: 1801
Place: Europe, former Russia[3][4]
Birth:
Date: 1797[5]
Birth:
Date: abt 1897
Place: Europe, former Russia[6]

Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using 1801

Death

Death:
Date: 27 OCT 1879
Place: Europe, Ukraine, Skala Podol'skaya
Note: Previosly known as Skala.
Map:
Longitude: 26 12
Latitude: 48 51
Cause: Old age[7]

Data Changed

Data Changed:
Date: 29 DEC 2011

Prior to import, this record was last changed 29 DEC 2011.

Burial

Burial:
Date: 28 OCT 1879
Place: Europe, Ukraine, Skala Podol'skaya
Note: Previosly known as Skala.
Map:
Longitude: 26 12
Latitude: 48 51[8]

Residence

Residence:
Date: 27 OCT 1879
Place: Europe, Ukraine, Skala Podol'skaya 269 Getto?[9]
Residence:
Date: 1867
Place: Europe, Ukraine, Skala Podol'skaya (House 269 parcel 105)[10]

Immigration

Immigration:
Date: 1815
Place: Europe, Ukraine, Skala Podol'skaya
Note: Previosly known as Skala.
Map:
Longitude: 26 12
Latitude: 48 51[11][12]

Occupation

Occupation: Glazier[13]

Note

Note: Originated in Russia. Escaped when employer in liquor store was murdered and being the only Jewish employee, he fled to Galicia (now West Ukraine). Started his own synagogue after a fight with the Rabbi over the use of kerosene for reading. The Rabbi's wife had the candle concession in the town The name of the synagogue was Kleisel. Had a glazing and picture framing business. Armond Goldman staes that much of the family probably arose from Spain, left at the time of the Inquisition to go to the Netherlans. From the Netherlands to Germany and than on to Poland. However, Stuart Gottesfeld has learned from Herzog: "Avrum Moische had 6 sons with his first wife and 2 sons with his second wife. I don't know the first wife's name but the second was Sosie. The 6 sons were Benjamin Chaim, Hersh, Itzik, Shimshon, Mendel and one that I don't know the name. You (Stuart) are the descendant of Ben Chaim. I remember him very good. He lived in a town named Korolufka (Korolowka) and he used to come to Skala about twice a year to make headstones for the dead. (We had no monument maker)" Guessed Moses in 1867 voter document was Avrum Moishe.[14]
Note: Father of the Gottesfel Clan
Year 1815, on a murky spring morning, and the town of Skala wa still fast asleep. A boy of 18, tall and broad shouldered, with a few scattered hair sprouting wildly about his chin, stepped out furtively from the banks of the river Zbroozsh. He had waded across some 1000 feet of knee deep water which formed the boundary betwen Russia and Poland. There he stood our "wandering Jew" barefoot, boots thrust over his shoulders, pants rolled up, and a tiny "Tefillim" holder (Phylactery) under his arm.
He cast a painful glance to the opposite shore. A prefessional smuggler arranged his escape at the cost of a few Floreen (50 cent piece) therefore the guards on both shores were absent. Now he was in the vicinity of Skala, a total stranger, bewildered and chilled to the bone.
Where was his hom town? Who knows. Perhaps Urinye, or Laskarinye, which are situated across the river, or some city further inland. What was his parental name? Skala is not interested in names, they apply fancy nicknames instead, like Heyim Shkoppe, Leyzer Vevrick, etc.
He crammed into his boots and strode through town from end to end. Nothing striied. The lone Jewish policeman was asleep, and the "Shamuss" who emerged knocking at the doors of his constiutents - awake! - he didn't give him a tumble, being enthused in singing "Zaadik's arise. Study the Torah. You reward shall multiply in the world hereafter."
AVRUM MOISHE, this wandered whispered: "Skala, I am adopting you as my home", whereupon he reached a synagogue, entered and lit a candle, he opened a Bible and began reading... "said God to Abraham" forsake your fatherland, your birthplace, your parental home... I'll make you great. A storm raged in his breast, questions were crowding his head.Two tears rolled down upon the book. Soon people began gathering. He closed the Bible and donned the Tefillim for prayer.
There were no hotels nor restaurants in Skala. If there were any, Avrum Moishe could not afford it. Besides, why spend? Israel obeys the teaching "Love the stranger" which includes food and shelter. And so Avrum Moishe married the daughter of his benefactor, adopting the parental name GOTTESFELD. Nine children arrived. Benjamin, Cayim, Sruel, Shimshon, Loeb, Mendel, Lezer-Shoyel, Itzhok, and daughter Chaya-Surah. A generation of big and husky thouroghbreds and nicknamed "the Hogars." Today, the third and fourth generations are scattered all over the globe in great numbers. Thus, nature's process developed. A tiny kernel cam blown across fields and rivers, it struck into some foreign soil, a little plant came forth, then a larger one, it became a tree, it multiplied into a forest.
Morris Gottfield, a grandson of above Lezer Shoyel, and your ex-president, extends you a warm greeting, upon the occasion of our Verein's semi-centennial jubilee. May all of us live to celebrate the 100 years jubilee enjoying health and good cheer.[15]

Marriage

Husband: Avrum Moishe Gottesfeld
Wife: Sosie Malamed
Child: Mendel Gottesfeld
Child: Benjamin Chaim Gottesfeld
Child: Israel David Gottesfeld
Child: Isaak Gottesfeld
Child: Hersh Gottesfeld
Child: Cayim Gottesfeld
Child: Shimshon Gottesfeld
Child: Loeb Gottesfeld
Child: Lezer-Shoyel UNKNOWN
Marriage:
Date: 1871
Place: His age 70, hers 62 (civil?)[16]
Husband: Unknownfather Gottesfeld
Wife: Unknownmother UNKNOWN
Child: Avrum Moishe Gottesfeld
Residence:
Place: Europe, Ukraine, Skala Podol'skaya
Note: Previosly known as Skala.
Map:
Longitude: 26 12
Latitude: 48 51[17]

Sources

  • WikiTree profile Gottesfeld-48 created through the import of fulltree.GED on Jan 4, 2012 by Max Heffler Heffler. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Max Heffler and others.
  • Source: S1182 Title: Gottesfeld, Stuart Alan, MD Abbreviation: Gottesfeld, Stuart Alan, MD Italicized: Y
  • Source: S1198 Author: Morris Gottfield Title: Skala Web Site - Helene Kenvin Abbreviation: Skala Web Site - Helene Kenvin Publication: Dec 14 1946 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S1199 Title: Europe, Ukraine, Skala B1872-82.86097 D1839-92 Abbreviation: Europe, Ukraine, Skala B1872-82.86097 D1839-92 Publication: 1879 Repository: #R326 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Repository: R326 Name: AGAD, the Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych (The Central Archives)
  • Source: S1200 Title: Skalar Benevolent Society Annual Dinner Program Abbreviation: Skalar Benevolent Society Annual Dinner Program Publication: Skalar Benevolent Society 1946 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S1201 Title: Europe, Ukraine, Skala 1867 voter document Abbreviation: Europe, Ukraine, Skala 1867 voter document Publication: 1867 Repository: #R327 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Repository: R327 Name: AGAD, the Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych (The Central Archives)
  • Source: S1202 Title: Europe, Ukraine, Skala B1872-82.86097 D1839-92 Abbreviation: Europe, Ukraine, Skala B1872-82.86097 D1839-92 Publication: 1896 Repository: #R328 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Repository: R328 Name: AGAD, the Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych (The Central Archives)
  • Source: S1204 Title: Europe, Ukraine, Tarnopol Wojewodztwa, Borszczow B1872-98 M1846,55-58,61,62,64,66-1900 D1877-98 Abbreviation: Europe, Ukraine, Tarnopol Wojewodztwa, Borszczow B1872-98 M1846,55-58,61,62,64,66-1900 D1877-98 Publication: 1890 Repository: #R330 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Repository: R330 Name: AGAD, the Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych (The Central Archives)
  1. Source: #S1199 Page: Akt 85 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  2. Source: #S1202 Page: Akt 15 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  3. Source: #S1182 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  4. Source: #S1198 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  5. Source: #S1200 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  6. Source: #S1198 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  7. Source: #S1199 Page: Akt 85 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  8. Source: #S1199 Page: Akt 85 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  9. Source: #S1199 Page: Akt 85 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  10. Source: #S1201 Quality or Certainty of Data: 1
  11. Source: #S1200 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  12. Source: #S1198 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  13. Source: #S1199 Page: Akt 85 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  14. Source: #S1182 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  15. Source: #S1198 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  16. Source: #S1204 Page: Page 3 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  17. Source: #S1199 Page: Akt 85 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2


Notes

At time of marriage His age 70, hers 62 (civil?)



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