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Descendants` Tree of
Moshe & Chava Turkel

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Initial iformation was received March 99, recently amended April 2, 2006.

It started as the enigma of Michael Tirkel, Giv'ataim, Israel
Now it's partly resolved!

Moshe and Chava Turkel born approx.1820 had likely four sons,
Mordechai-Motia, Shmuel, Peretz? or Hertz and Yechezkel (Chaskel).

Michael Tirkel, the great-grandson of Peretz, telephoned webmaster in March 1999,
when he found this website.  In August 2000, Michael organized a reunion with his main
2nd cousins: Nessia (with her daughters Rachelle and Tzila and the grandchildren),
Ori and Ilan - all are descendants of Motia,
also Zvia Migdan-Birman a great-grandaughter of Chaskel.

We have located a few more living cousins via internet,
most of them are descendants of Chaskel.

We could not find yet any descendant of Samuel.

Are they close cousins of the SAMsters?

Herein a newly (8/2000) discovered picture of the family uncovered the branch of Joseph,
son of Peretz (or Hertz). Joseph Turkel was dieing of an illness (ca 1924).  center picture

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Who are the Ancestors of Joseph Turkel from Tarnopol?

On Saturday, Aug 12, 2000, twenty two individuals Israeli Tirkels met in Netania, Israel, exchanging family stories.  Consequently they concluded, with the kind help and ingenuity of Nessia Sharf Marmor TURKEL Leichter that Josseph's father is likely Peretz or Hertz Turkel and his grandparents are Moshe and Chava Turkel.  Numerous previously "unrelated" family ties have been resolved. Following the next meeting we have released an amended family tree.

Herein we focus on the story of an Holocaust survivor, Zeev (Vilek) - Yoseph's son who made Aliyah in 1948.  Yoseph (Joseph) Tirkel of Tarnopol (1874-1925~) married Henia Helena Taffet (1882-1942).  They have had seven children, only six names (listed below) are known, Imanuel, Michael, Mina, Leah Lola, Zeev Wolf (Vilek), and Hela.  See in the photo above five of these children.  This is the story of Vilek.


Zeev (Wolf or Vilek) Tirkel 1911-89
son of Yoseph Turkel of Tarnopol

Zeev was the fifth child born in 1911.  At eleven years old he began to work supporting his family.  When the Nazis came to power he was already married with a daughter.  He lost his first wife, daugther and the rest of the family in the Holocaust.  However there is a written testimony only for Michael, Zeev's brother, according to Yad Va`Shem ca. 1950.

From 1922 to 1939 Zeev served a Polish landlord.  When the Communists took over the Polish ranch they forcibly took him to serve them.  During WWII he was wandering six years in Siberia impersonated.  Zeev located his sister, Lola, and his brother-in-law, then married Regina Shain after her previous husband lost his life.

Zeev and Regina made Aliyah, but then Regina tragically lost her life and Zeev moved with Imanuel and Michael to Kibutz Givat-Brener.  Four years later Zeev married Sarah who born Chanah Henia named after her grandmother (Henia Taffet).  Zeev and Sarah lived the rest thirty years peacefully, until Zeev passed away January 1989, leaving three children, Imanuel, Michael and Chana with six grand-children.



     Moshe and Chava Turkel branch of Tarnopol
      This is a "flat" tree (text file) with a few links
      updated April 2, 2006

acronym ~ about [h] = holocaust victim. *n__descendant (n denotes number of generation) date notation dd/mm/yy
Use CRTL-F to locally find a name

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The founder of this dynesty, Moshe Turkl could be son of Modrechai

  1  Moshe "Moses" TERKEL  b.1813  d.1898 Tarnopol
....  +Eidel Chava ?MAIDEN  b.1815  d.1890 Tarnopol 
....  2  Mordechai "Motia" TERKEL  b.~1840-53 Galicia  d.~1926
.......  +Chaya ?MAIDEN  b.~1840-55 Galicia  d.Bef. 1912
.......  3  Sarah TERKEL  b.Bef. 1871 Galicia  d.Unknown
.......  3  Meir David TERKEL  b.~1871 Galicia  d.~1926
..........  +Rachel MARMOR SCHARF  b.~1880 Galicia  d.1945 Jerusalem 
..........  4  Ozyasz Yehoshua "Szie" TIRKEL -> YISHMA`ELI  b.1903 Tarnopol area  d.~1953 Jerusalem, Israel
.............  +Genia NASHOFFER  b.~1902-18 Dubno  d.04/2002 Israel
.............  5  Ori TIRKEL -> ISHAI
................  +Yael HARELI
................  6  Michal ISHAI
...................  +Assaf SUKENIK
...................  7  Shachar SUKENIK
...................  7  Neta SUKENIK
...................  7  Nir SUKENIK
................  6  Tamar ISHAI
...................  +Nachshon TSUCK
...................  7  Daniel TSUCK
...................  7  Roy TSUCK
................  6  Eran ISHAI
...................  +Lilach NISIM
...................  7  Guy ISHAI
...................  7  Hadas ISHAI
...................  7  Ofer ISHAI
................  6  Yuval ISHAI
...................  +Shlomit ZOHAR
.............  5  Ilan TIRKEL -> ISHAI
................  +Yael ?MAIDEN
................  6  Anat ISHAI
................  6  Irit ISHAI   
..........  4  Nessia TIRKEL / MARMOR / SHARF
.............  +Sinai Cyna LAJCHTER LEICHTER  b.21/07/1913  d.28/12/2004 Jerusalem, Israel
.............  5  Rachel "Rachelle" LEICHTER
................  +Doron ALTERMAN
................  6  Edan ALTERMAN
...................  +Maia ?MAIDEN
...................  7  Shira ALTERMAN
................  6  Neora ALTERMAN
.............  5  Tzila Chava "Tzila" LEICHTER
................  +Noah SHAMIR
................  6  Galia SHAMIR
...................  +Shai LAEL
................  6  Orr Zvi SHAMIR
.............  *2nd Wife of Meir David TERKEL:
...................  +Rissie FRAUENGLASS  b.~1870-80  d.Unknown
..........  4  Fruma Rachel "Frima Ruchel" TERKEL  b.1894 Tarnopol  d.Unknown
..........  4  Bunchie TERKEL  b.1895 Tarnopol  d.Unknown
.............  +Isser HELLMAN  b.1895 Zbaraj  d.Unknown
.......  3  Sosia TERKEL  b.Aft. 1871 Galicia  d.Unknown 
..........  +unknown "husband of Sosia Turkel" RUBIN  b.~1870  d.Unknown
....  2  Peretz? or Hertz? "Herschel" TERKEL  b.~1845-55 Galicia  d.Unknown
.......  3  Joseph TURKEL  b.1874 Galicia  d.~1924-25 Zbaraj, Poland
..........  +Henia Helena TAFFET  b.1882  d.~1942-3 [h]
..........  4  Moshe TURKEL  b.1901 Trembowla  d.~1910-20 died young, Poland
..........  4  Michael TURKEL  b.01/12/1904 Tarnopol  d.1943 Miklincha near Tarnopol, Poland (Holocaust Akzie)
.............  +Waleria "Walla" STERENBERG  b.1906 Mielce  d.1943 Tarnopol, Poland (Holocaust Akzie)
..........  4  Emanuel TURKEL  b.Bef. 1908  d.~1942-3 [h]
..........  4  Mina TURKEL  b.21/01/1908  d.~1942-3 [h], Chortkow, Poland
.............  +Leib SEGAL  b.1907  d.~1942-3 [h], Chortkow, Poland
.............  5  Joseph SEGAL  b.1936  d.~1942-3 [h], Chortkow, Poland
..........  4  Laura Leah Lola TURKEL  b.1910  d.1983 Kiryat Shemona
.............  +Wilhelm "Zeev" JAKUBOWICZ  b.Bef. 1910  d.1977 Kiryat Shemona
.............  5  Moshka JAKUBOWICZ
.............  5  Melita JAKUBOWICZ
................  +Menashe CHADASH
................  6  Tal CHADASH
...................  +Ran YANAI
...................  7  Yiftach YANNAI
................  6  Ori CHADASH
...................  +Sylvia FOLDI
................  6  Amit CHADASH   
.............  5  Josef Henryk "Yosef Zvi" YACOBI
................  +Rivka GANANI
................  6  Ido YACOBI
................  6  Roee YACOBI  b.1975 Degania Alef, Israel  d.1990 Degania Alef, Israel,  Israel
................  6  Aner YACOBI   
..........  4  Zeev Wolf "Vilek" TURKEL  b.01/12/1911 Chernowitz  d.17/01/1989 Giv'at Brener, Israel
.............  +unknown "wife 1st of Zeev T" ?MAIDEN  b.~1911  d.~1943 Poland
.............  5  unknown "daughter of Zeev" TIRKEL  b.~1930-42  d.1943 Poland
..........  *2nd Wife of Zeev Wolf "Vilek" TURKEL:
................  +Regina SHEIN  b.1916 Kralow  d.~1954
.............  5  Imanuel TIRKEL
................  +Avigail SHARABI
................  6  Raz Joseph TIRKEL
................  6  Yarden TIRKEL
.............  5  Michael TIRKEL
................  +Noga MARINBERG
................  6  Taeer TIRKEL
...................  +Udi "Udi Tirosh" WEINTROB-TIROSH
................  6  Idan TIRKEL
................  6  Yotam TIRKEL
.............  *3rd Wife of Zeev Wolf "Vilek" Turkel:
...................  +Sarah Hamdi  b:1923 Israel  d:2001
.............  5  Channa Henia Tirkel
................  +Jacob YARKONI  b.04/09/1953 Israel  d.31/07/1990 Israel
................  6  Lee YARKONI
................  6  Tal YARKONI
.............  *2nd Husband of Channa Henia TIRKEL:
...................  +Gilad MA'AYAN
................  6  Yuval MA'AYAN
................  6  Yoly MA'AYAN
..........  4  Helena "Hela" TURKEL  b.05/06/1914  d.~1942-3 [h], Tarnopol, Poland
.............  +Chune "huband of Hela Turkel" PITTECHNIK
.............  5  Malka "child of Hela Turkel" PITTECHNIK  b.1939 Tarnopol, Poland  d.1943 Tarnopol, Poland
.......  3  Yeshayah "Szie" TURKEL  b.~1875-81 Galicia  d.Unknown
..........  +Chaya Sarah "Chayke" ?MAIDEN  b.~1875-81  d.Unknown
..........  4  Pinchos "Pinko" TURKEL -> TURCHEL  b.1897 Yasi, Moldava, Romania  d.29/06/1941 Yasi, Moldava, Romania
.............  5  Yeshaayahu TIRCHEL -> TIRKEL
................  +Leah ?MAIDEN
................  6  Varda TIRCHEL
.............  5  Adolf "Dov" TURCHEL -> TIRKEL
................  +Mina ?MAIDEN
..........  4  Moshe "Moses" TURKEL  b.1902 Romania  d.1982 Israel
.............  +Rivka BERKOVITCH  b.1900  d.1988 Israel
.............  5  Shoshana TURKEL  b.1933 Yasi, Romania  d.2003
................  +Fredi COHEN  b.1930  d.Bef. 2003
................  6  Yochanan COHEN
...................  +Vered YAHALOM
.............  5  Eva TURKEL  b.1933 Yasi, Romania  d.Bef. 2003 Israel
.............  5  Yechezkel TURKEL
................  +Esther POLAK
................  6  Chaim TURKEL
...................  +Keren Bella EFRAIM
................  6  Itzhak "Itzik" TURKEL
...................  +Nurit PERETZ
..........  4  Marko TURKEL  b.10/10/1907 Romania  d.~1992-2002
..........  4  Loupo TURKEL
..........  4  Abraham TURKEL  b.12/06/1916 Romania  d.~1992-2002 Israel
.............  +Gittle ?MAIDEN
..........  4  Mina TURKEL
..........  4  Rivka "Ducha" TURKEL
..........  4  Rosa TURKEL
..........  4  Adela TURKEL
..........  4  Carolina TURKEL
..........  4  Paulina TURKEL
..........  4  Hinda TURKEL
.............  +Yehuda ARONOVITCH  b.~1915-20  d.Unknown Israel
.............  5  Shmuel Yeshayah ARONOVITCH
................  +Levana LEVI
................  6  Limor ARONOVITCH
................  6  Liat ARONOVITCH
................  6  Liron ARONOVITCH
................  6  Lital ARONOVITCH
..........  4  Philip "Yehoshua Knobler" TURKEL
.......  3  Fruma TURKEL  b.1892 Tarnopol  d.~1942-3 Zlota Swoboda
..........  +Joseph SZPATZ  b.~1880-1920  d.Unknown
..........  4  Malka SZPATZ
.............  +Jacob CHAMISH
.............  5  Chaim Abraham CHAMISH
................  +Yafa NISAN
................  6  Shachar CHAMISH
................  6  Shiri CHAMISH
................  6  Rinat CHAMISH
.............  5  Gideon CHAMISH
................  +Talia YITZHAKI
................  6  Maayan CHAMISH
................  6  Tzachi CHAMISH
................  6  Asaf CHAMISH
..........  4  Bronia SZPATZ
..........  4  Adela SZPATZ
..........  4  Abraham SZPATZ
..........  4  Rosa SZPATZ
....  2  Yechezkel "Chaskel Jecheskel" TERKEL  b.~1845-55 Galicia  d.~1897-1940
.......  +Buncie AXELRAD  b.1854 Rusianowka  d.1894 Tarnopol
.......  3  Fryme TERKEL  b.~1877-78 Tarnopol  d.1879 Tarnopol
.......  3  Esther TERKEL  b.1880 Tarnopol  d.03/1942 [h], Tarnopol, Poland
..........  +Efroim TAFFET  b.~1860-72  d.1931 Tarnopol, Poland
..........  4  Batia "Bunka" TAFFET  b.21/02/1904  d.~1942 [h]
.............  +Leibo GRINSPAN  b.1898  d.~1942 [h], Borki Wielkie camp
.............  5  Nachum "Nushek" GRINSPAN  b.05/1935 Tarnopol, Poland  d.1942 [h], Tarnopol, Poland
..........  4  Miriam "Mitzka" TAFFET  b.12/1908 Tarnopol, Poland  d.1942 [h], Tarnopol, Poland
.............  +Joseph BIRNBERG  b.1906 Tarnopol, Poland  d.1942 [h], Tarnopol, Poland
.............  5  Carmela BIRNBERG  b.1934 Tarnopol, Poland  d.1942 Tarnopol, Poland
.............  5  Efraim "Frydek" BIRNBERG  b.03/1932 Tarnopol, Poland  d.1942 [h], Tarnopol, Poland
..........  4  Baruch "Nunek" TAFFET  b.1910 Tarnopol, Poland  d.1943 [h], Tarmopol jail, Poland
.............  +Rosa ?MAIDEN  b.~1904-15  d.Unknown USA
.............  5  Anne TAFFET
................  +Ervin ZWIBELMAN
................  6  Baruch ZWIBELMAN
...................  +Betty ?MAIDEN
...................  7  Daniel ZWIBELMAN
................  6  Mark ZWIBELMAN
...................  7  Andrew ZWIBELMAN
................  6  David ZWIBELMAN
................  6  Linda ZWIBELMAN
...................  +Scott ?
..........  4  Moshe "Mozek" TAFFET  b.10/1911 Tarnopol, Poland  d.1942 [h], Borki Wielkie camp
.............  +Helena "Helka" ?MAIDEN  b.1912  d.1942 [h], Borki Wielkie camp
.............  5  Efraim TAFFET  b.1936 Tarnopol, Poland  d.1942 [h], Borki Wielkie camp
..........  4  Yechezkel "Jecheskel" TAFFET  b.1917 Tarnopol, Poland  d.06/1941 [h] 
..........  4  Chava TAFFET  b.05/02/1921 Poland  d.1996
.............  +Menachem MIGDAN  b.1912 Galicia  d.1990
.............  5  Nili MIGDAN
................  +Gideon BEN-YOSEF
................  6  Ayelet BEN-YOSEF
................  6  Gil BEN-YOSEF
................  6  Tal "Tali" BEN-YOSEF
................  6  Neta BEN-YOSEF
.............  5  Zvia MIGDAN
................  +Amnon BIRMAN
................  6  Lili BIRMAN
................  6  Shay BIRMAN
................  6  Daniela BIRMAN
................  6  Uzi BIRMAN
.............  5  Michal MIGDAN
................  +Gad YAHAV
................  6  Eran YAHAV
................  6  Dafna YAHAV
................  6  Tomer YAHAV
................  6  Noam YAHAV
................  6  Anat YAHAV
.......  3  Hersch "Moshe" TERKEL  b.1880 Bajkrewiec  d.1881 Bajkrewiec 
.......  3  Pinhas "Pinio" TERKEL  b.1882 Tarnopol  d.1942 [h], Grzymalov
..........  +Leah ROSENZWEIG  b.1892 Grzymalov  d.~1942 [h]
..........  4  Bracha "Buncha" TURKEL  b.1910 Grzymalov  d.~1942 [h]
.............  +unknown "husband of Buncha Turkel" ?  b.~1910  d.~1942 [h]
.............  5  unknown "child of Buncha Turkel" ?  b.~1930-40  d.~1942 [h] 
..........  4  Shimon Simcha "Shimek" TURKEL  b.1911  d.1984 Toronto, Canada
.............  +Bessie "Buzia" SCHMIDT  b.1915  d.1999 Toronto, Canada
.............  5  Joseph Pinkas "Joe" TURKEL
................  +Judith SCHARF
................  6  Hayley Beth TURKEL
................  6  Marcy Namar TURKEL
.............  5  Leo TURKEL
................  +Anya NIELSEN
................  6  Katie TURKEL
...................  +unknown "husband of Katie" VAN DOORN
................  6  Tova TURKEL
................  6  Emma TURKEL
................  6  Simon TURKEL
..........  4  Channa TURKEL
.............  +unknown "husband of Channa" WAGNER
.......  3  Jacob TERKEL  b.1884 Tarnopol  d.1972 Pittsburgh, USA 
..........  +Deborah "Dora" LANGER  b.1892 Romania  d.1952 Pittsburgh, USA 
..........  4  Leo "Lee" TERKEL  b.09/02/1913 Pittsburgh, USA  d.22/06/1948 Pittsburgh, PA 15210
.............  +Hannah Rose KATZ
.............  5  Frederick TERKEL
................  +Helene SHULMAN
................  6  Amy Lynn TERKEL
...................  +Daniel Scott MANDEL
...................  7  Michael Craig MANDEL
...................  7  Nicole Sara MANDEL
................  6  Heidi Louise TERKEL
...................  +Barry Keith DAITCH
...................  7  Carly Eve DAITCH
...................  7  Julie Lynne DAITCH
................  6  Marcy Sue TERKEL
...................  +Eric Howard MERCER
...................  7  Joshua Ryan MERCER
...................  7  Samantha Hope MERCER
.............  5  Marshall TERKEL
................  +Michelle "Shelly" LEWIS
................  6  Lee A TERKEL
...................  +Naomi C GREENSTEIN
................  6  David S TERKEL   
..........  4  Harold TERKEL  b.29/10/1915  d.18/04/1990 Hollywood, Broward, FL 33026
.............  +Rose ROTHKIN  b.18/11/1919  d.23/08/2003 Safety Harbor, Pinellas, FL
.............  5  Shelia TERKEL
.............  5  Lynn TERKEL
..........  4  Roland "Racey" TERKEL
..........  4  Maurice "Morry" TERKEL  b.23/05/1920  d.12/2000 Boca Raton, FL
.............  +Irene S FRIEDMAN
.............  5  Debbie TERKEL
.............  5  Leon TERKEL   
.......  3  Adolph "Abraham" TERKEL  b.1886 Tarnopol  d.Bef. 1952
..........  +Amalja "Mollie" HEFTER  b.~1887  d.Aft. 1960
..........  4  Ernestyna TERKEL
..........  4  Esther TERKEL  b.19/10/1918 Poland  d.09/1979 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH 44122
..........  4  Harvey "Adolph" TERKEL  b.23/07/1923 Pittsburg, PA, USA  d.04/1982 62704 Springfield, Sangamon, IL
.............  +Harriett Leona HOFFMAN  b.31/10/1925  d.13/03/1999 Tulsa, OK 74134
.............  5  Arnold Ray TERKEL
................  +Amy PAUSHTER
................  6  Andrew TERKEL
................  6  Alison TERKEL
.............  5  Jay Elliott TERKEL
................  +Barbara Jean CUMMINGS
................  6  Amanda Rose Sun-Kyung TERKEL
................  6  Joshua Elliott Kee-Soo TERKEL
................  6  Shameeka Abbie TERKEL
................  6  Jordan Elijah TERKEL
.............  5  Carla TERKEL
................  +Roger BURRIS
.......  3  stilborn TERKEL  b.1894  d.1894 Tarnopol
....  *2nd Wife of Yechezkel "Chaskel Jecheskel" TERKEL:
..........  +Malka HEFLER  b.~1860-79  d.~1900-40
.......  3  Eidel "Della Adela" TERKEL  b.1897 Tarnopol  d.Bef. 1996
..........  +Allan FORST  b.~1880-90  d.Unknown
..........  4  Melvin R "Mel" FORST
.............  +Eileen ?MAIDEN
.......  *2nd Husband of Eidel "Della Adela" TERKEL:
.............  +Leon SHWARTZ  b.~1870-90 Galicia  d.Unknown
.......  3  Gusta TERKEL  b.~1898-1900  d.Unknown 
....  2  Samuel TERKEL  b.1850 Tarnopol/Bykowce, Galicia d.~1888-1940
.......  +Rachel "Ruchel" MONDSCHEIN  b.1851 Tarnopol/Bykowce, Galicia  d.~1888 - 1940
.......  3  Salomon TERKEL  b.1869 Tarnopol, Galicia  d.1942 Holocaust, Ghetto Lwow
..........  +Tauba Antonina "Toni" GOLDSTEIN  b.Abt. 1867 Polska Chortkov  d.1942 Holocaust, Ghetto Lwow
..........  4  Juliusz TERKEL  b.1897 Lwow, Galicia  d.Unknown
..........  4  Helena TERKEL  b.24/12/1897 Lwow, Poland  d.1942 Holocaust Ghetto Lwow
.............  +Moses "Mauritz" BRUMER  b.02/8/1895 Tarnopol, Galicia  d.1942 Holocaust, Lwow
.............  5  Adela BRUMER
................  +Naftali MELTZER  b.07/1/1910  d.~1993-2003
..........  4  Adam TERKEL  b.~1900-01 Lwow, Galicia  d.1942 Holocaust, Warsawa Gehtto
.............  +Lusia ?MAIDEN  b.Abt. 1904  d.1942 Holocaust, Warsawa Gehtto
.............  5  unknown "Adam and Lusia child" TERKEL  b.~1917-30  d.1942 Holocaust, Warsawa Gehtto
..........  4  Zygmunt TERKEL  b.1902  d.Unknown
.......  3  Esther "Esthera" TERKEL  b.1872 Tarnopol, Galicia  d.Unknown
.......  3  Meir David TERKEL  b.1874 Tarnopol, Galicia  d.Unknown
.......  3  Henia Rivka "Henie Riwke" TERKEL  b.1888 Tarnopol, Galicia  d.1892 Tarnopol, Galicia

  References

The above partial descendant's tree is based on
information (chnologically) given by
Michael Tirkel Giv`ataim, Israel
Nessia Leichter, Jeruslaem, Zvia Birman, Jerusalem
Arnold Ray Terkel, his brother Jay Eliot Terkel,
Joe Turkel Toronto, Canada, and Heidi Daitch
and the most recent Yosef Yacobi.

Editted and Published by Doron Tal (Tirkel/Türkel)


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