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Rebecca or Dina Herzenberg

Female 1891 -


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  1. 1.  Rebecca or Dina Herzenberg was born on 1 Feb 1891 in of Liepaja (Libau), Courland, Latvia.

    Notes:

    RESEARCH_NOTES:
    1. Courland (Kurzeme in Latvian, Kurland in German) is the historically distinct area of modern day Latvia bounded by the Baltic Sea to the west, Lithuania to the south, and the Dvina River (now Daugava) to the North. Its historic capital was Mitau (now Jelgava). It had ice-free Baltic ports with commercial and strategic importance. At its height Courland was a prosperous and cultured German-speaking Duchy. Courland was a separate Gubernia (Province) of the Russian Empire from 1797-1918. 50-60% of the Jews living in Riga just north of Courland had family roots in Courland. The names of the various towns have changed now that the area is part of Latvia (new-old as of early 1900s):
    Aizpute-Hasenpoth
    Jelgava-Mitau
    Kuldiga-Goldingen
    Liepaja-Libau
    Piltene-Pilten
    Talsi-Talsen
    Ventspils-Windau

    2. Website of Peter Bruce Herzenberg of London, England (since relocated to South Africa). Website is no longer functioning as of 7 Aug 2007. Copies of much of his data from the website in my possession. He indicates references by codes, which pertain to the original source and file held in his database, which I have not seen. I have no key to the sources except HL is Leonardo Herzenberg, HG is Gail Herzenberg, PC is probably Piltene Cemetery records, LA is probably Latvian Archives, FA is probably Aleksandrs Feigmanis (Latvian researcher hired by Harold Hodes), and YL is Len Yodaiken (Israeli researcher hired by Harold Hodes); however, he lists the main researchers and their contributions in a lengthy report which I include in full in the notes of the earliest Herzenberg of this database. In regards to this individual:
    LA 010 shows Rebecca or Rebeka-Dina b. 1 Feb 1891.

    SOURCES_MISC:
    1. Leonardo Herzenberg http://www.herzenberg.net/

    Rebecca married Joseph C. R. Wolfe on 17 Oct 1915 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. Joseph was born in 1884 in , , Latvia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]