Visitors' comments to the Turkel Tribe web-site

This guestbook includes 218 entries (8 years, 1998-2006, descending order sort).


    Henry David Turkel - November 29, 2006
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: birthplace Munich, Germany
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: Son of Hershel and Leah born in displaced person camp in post War Germany. Settled in America in 1949 Baltimore, Maryland. U.S. Citizen 1973. Married Linda M. Block two children Lara Rachel and Adam Jonathan. Father passed 1982, mother passed 2005. Brothe [truncated by Yahoo system to 255 chars]

    dakota turkle - October 26, 2006
    Where are you from?: illinois/nebraska
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: i found out that me great-great grandparents were from ireland and germany and that they came to the americas during the great potatoe famine, and here i am today.

    Comments: i like you website alot, it has a lot of interesting stuff on it with interesting information.

    Samantha Kelgey - October 24, 2006
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Raleigh NC

    Comments: I AM A TURKEL. my grand father is albert turkel. Anna turkel is my great great AUNT. it has been traced

    Joanne Lebovits Brodkin - September 2006
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Montreal; Now Toronto
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No

    Comments: My mother Lina Koch was born in Tarnopol in 1933 to Bercie Koch (whose family was from Jagielnica originally) and Jente Kreisler (from Trembowla originally. She lost her mother and father and younger brother Nolek who was 6, in the Holocaust. She is a chi [truncated by Yahoo system to 255 chars]

    Carol Zoref - 16 August 2006
    My Email:
    Comment: Youve got me listed incorrectly. I am female, not male. My partner, Pamela Walter, is also female. Please correct this.

    al turik - 26 May 2006
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: dont know
    Would you like to share your story?: My name is Turik. We are from Russia and Ukraine originally. Currently we are spread over Europe, Israel and US. Comment : Id like to find more Turiks.

    Vadim Turkel - Mon, 15 May 2006
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Richboro,PA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?: My grand grandfather David and my grandfather Iosif Turkel from the Pavoloch near Chodorkov,Ukraine I would like to know more about my family roots.

    Keith Apfel - Fri, 12 May 2006
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New York, NY
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?:I dont know if it is the same family. My grandfather is from Russia. Hurbert Turkel. He lives in New York City and just turned 100

    Ertan - Fri, 31 Mar 2006 09:31:38 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Turkey

    Comments: Excuse me, while I am visiting Turkgenealogy web, I saw your web site. I am interested in Turk name or surname,becuase I am türk. I think you are hazar turks,maybe, because of historical events you accepted jewish religion. Because it was the only one God rel [truncated by Yahoo system to 255 chars]

    Joel Landis - Thu, 23 Mar 2006 12:51:47 -0800 (PST)
    My URL: The Kamikers
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Toronto
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Kaminker

    eric gertelman - Fri, 24 Feb 2006 18:33:15 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: new york
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?:I am the son of Barbara Gertelman; formerly Barbara Glick. She is the daughter of David Glick and Edith Turkel. I would like to know about my grandparents. Thank you.

    Cemalettin Turkel - Wed, 15 Feb 2006 18:13:23 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: turkey/tokat
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Comments: this surname had given to as at he year 1900. when the surname law begin. it means in turkish turkish hand

    Ruth Zitron - Tue Feb 2, 2006
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Basel, Switzerland/santa barbara, ca
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no
    Would you like to share your story?:My dad was born in Tarnapol in 1912. Father, Sigmound, fate unknown.

    Dennis Tobin, Rabbi - Tue Jan 31, 2006
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Maplewood, NJ
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?:I am the Grandson of Nathan Turkel. Son of Zelda Turkel Tobin. My Wife is Peggy, Son Michael, Daughter Amanda.

    Jay Lechtman - Tue Dec 13, 2005
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Northern Virginia, USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Not directly related to this branch

    Comments: My great-grandfathers sister, Rose Dressler, married a Turkel (first name unknown to us). The Dresslers were from Podvolochisk. Direct descendents of this marriage were: Clara Turkel Straschnick, Pauline Turkel, Sidney Turkel and Beatrice Turkel.
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    Saralyn Fosnight - Sun Dec 11, 2005
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Chicago, IL
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no, but I have corrections
    Would you like to share your story?: My sister, Susan Lee Fosnight, was married to Peter Turkel. Her children were Jerome Christopher Turkel and Laura Turkel. Robin Turkel was the father of the older Christopher Turkel who died of bone cancer at age 27. The younger Christopher Turkel is stil [truncated by Yahoo system to 255 chars]

    Comments: Peter and Sue were involved in an auto accident on Friday, Feb. 13, 1987. He was killed that day and she survived in a persistent vegetative state for thirteen more years, dying in Nov. 1999. Thought youd like the updated information.

    Michaela Richardson - Sat Nov 19, 2005
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Minnesota, USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?: I am the daughter of Ellen Turkel, under the Jacob Turkel branch of the family tree. I would love to hear more stories about my ancestors.

    Fred Popper - Thu Sep 15, 2005
    My Email: did not return a reply to webmaster's attempt of communication
    Where are you from?: Boston
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?: I just found our relatives family: The parents (Emanuel and Leah Turkel Korkus) and their 9-10 children. All thats there is info on the family in Zalocze, Tarnopol and Lemberg before they moved to Vienna at the turn of the century. Almost all of the child [truncated by Yahoo system to 255 chars]

    Martin Siegel - July 4th, 2005
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New York NY
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: NO
    Would you like to share your story?: My sister Sharon Melemd and I are attempting to discover our roots.
    Jennie Eckstein was my mothers aunt of whom we know nothing.
    Her relationship to the Turkels is as follows:

    
    *3__William TURKEL b:1879 d:1930 Podwoloczyska USA
          +Jennie ECKSTEIN b:1   [truncated by Yahoo system to 255 chars]

    Melissa Nicole Turkel - July 1st, 2005
    My Email: did not return a reply to webmaster's attempt of communication
    Where are you from?: New York
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?: So I think the story goes like this.

    My grandfather was comming over from Russia during the war and took the name Turkel from a dead soldier.
    All I know is that my lastname is Turkel.

    Ben Turkel - June 2005
    My Email: did not return a reply to webmaster's attempt of communication
    Where are you from?: Rhode Island
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Hetty Cox Turkel - June 2005
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Atlanta GA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: wife of Marshall Turkel

    Amy Spanel - 06/19/05
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: ?
    Would you like to share your story?: My great-grandparents came to America from Odessa, Ukraine-- Year Of The Potemkin Revolution. Please help trace the word root, meaning, etymology of surname Spanel. Our branch was H [truncated by Yahoo system to 255 chars]

    Comments: What is the Hebrew meaning of the syllable & suffix el ?

    Roslyn Chester
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Baltimore, Maryland
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no

    david wartenberg
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: england
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Comments: my fathers name is edward wartenberg. his mothersmaiden name is MARMOR all born in TARNAPOL

    kristin uribe
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: (now)Texas,USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: I grew up thinking I was someone else! Now, that Im older and have children, I am being told the truth. I have Jewish ancestors who kept a low profile in the midwest region where they farmed. I am a history teacher, and want to know these stories, mostly

    Comments:
    I linked to your site by the searching for the Troester family. I am impressed with all of the Turkel Tribe research. Amazing work. Lots of inspiration for me to keep on searching my own family tree/roots!

    peter Thurtle
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: sheffield u.k.

    anthony tuttle
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: north carolina,Usa
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: have H dna(eastern europe)

    Paula Baker
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: MT
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No

    Comments:
    I am trying to connect my great grandmothers family ties to Hyman Weiss. My great grandmother was from Brooklyn NY, Dorothy Weber. She had a brother named Otto, we know he ran a confectionary shop in this area in the 1940s. He married a Lillian had a daug

    Milton Trachtenburg - Feb 18, 2005
    e-mail :
    My URL: writing about writing
    Where are you from? : Philadelphia
    Are you Turkels descendant? : grandnephew
    Would you like to share your story? : I met Uncle David at my grandmothers (his sister, Sarah Trachtenburg) house along with his sisters Temma and Ethel many times. We all had Shabbos dinner together regularly in the 1940s. There is also a large, extended family through Sarah and Temma.
    Comment : I wuld love contact from his descendants. Ive managed some writing success myself but nothing compared to his. For those who would argue genetics, it is evidentiary material.

    Gideon Czaczkes - Feb 13, 2005
    e-mail : did not return a reply to webmaster's attempt of communication
    Where are you from? : Israel but living now in Italy
    Are you Turkels descendant? : yes
    Would you like to share your story? : Looking for some connection, documents or any knew about my father Israel Czaczkes born in Podwoloczyska 21, November 1912 and died in Israel march 2001
    Comment : would appreciate your help Thanks Gideon

    sara edell schafler kelman - Feb 2005
    e-mail :
    Where are you from? : Pomoryany Galitizia
    Are you Turkels descendant? : no
    Would you like to share your story? : Families Kurtz and Weinreb crossed the border from the Russian Pale into Galitzia. Dont know what towns they came from and exact dates They Were attached to the Rhuzan Hassidic rebbe Israel Friedman and became connected to his grandson of the same name in
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    Leah Hammer - Jan 2005
    e-mail :
    Where are you from? : Washington
    Are you Turkels descendant? : probably
    Would you like to share your story? : Grfather Issac Kalman Terkeltaub, from Poland, not sure where. He had a brother and sister. I have a photo taken of them in Warsaw. I know little else. Name eventually went from Terkeltaub , to Turkeltaub, to Turkeltop, to Turk
    Comment : I would love to find out more about this side of my family. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you Matais for continuing this great site

    Mark Turkeltaub - 10 Jan 2005 16:31:56 -0800
    e-mail :
    Where are you from? : Canton, Ohio
    Are you Turkels descendant? : ??
    Would you like to share your story? : Have done so before.
    Comment : Was married 11/17/02 to Bonnie Turkeltaub, who passed away 10/17/03. She was 51.

    Gary Turkel - Mon, 27 Dec 2004 18:19:05 -0800 (PST)
    e-mail : did not return a reply to webmaster's attempt of communication
    Where are you from? : chicago, il
    Are you Turkels descendant? : yes??? there are at least two possible branches
    Would you like to share your story? :

    I have just realized with the help of my aunt that we are related to morris son of jacob.

    Lisa Turkel - Fri, 24 Dec 2004 14:24:42 -0800 (PST)
    e-mail :
    Where are you from? : NC,NY,Ellis Island,Minsk ?
    Are you Turkels descendant? : ? Most Likely no doubt Lisa belongs to this branch
    Would you like to share your story? :

    I am one of the last branches in what appears to be an intriqing Family Tree. I have only 3 generations of info. Ther were very few males in our tribe An abundance of Stronf Turkel women were born and married into another Tree. I have kept my last name an [limit 247 characters by Yahoo system]

    Comment :

    Please feel free to contact me. I am journaling my familiar history with pestilence trying to make sence of some very interesting genetic implications that may aid in my own personal health as well as others in my family. Thank you for this awesome websit
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    Jacob Rosen - Sat, 20 Nov 2004 13:00:47 -0800 (PST)
    e-mail :
    Where are you from? : Israel
    Are you Turkels descendant? : no
    Comment : Just discovered a first cousin (my father sisters son). He told me that another sister of our parents Beila??? Rosner was married to Turkeltaub in Tarnow. She was born around 1900 and perished in the Holocaust. This is new to me. Any info???

    Robin Eliovson
    e-mail :
    Where are you from? : Australia

    John Gresiak
    My URL: www.gresiakfamily.com/ancestry.html
    e-mail :
    Where are you from? : Central PA, USA
    Are you Turkels descendant? : Probably not
    Would you like to share your story? : I am grandson of Jacob Grzesiak of Galicia area of Poland formerly Austria and Marcia Anna Karpinski of Marcewo, Poland. They eventually settled in Fayette County, PA. Anyone with info on either grandparent please contact at above address. THANKS!!!

    Joze Trkl - Thu, 02 Sep 2004 07:55:02 -0700
    My URL: STRAN JE V PREDELAVI
    e-mail :
    Where are you from? : Slovenia
    Are you Turkels descendant? : yes
    Would you like to share your story? : If I get reply from you! I tell.
    Comment : Have a nice day from Trkl family

    Barbara Turkel Sauceda - Aug 2004
    e-mail :
    Where are you from? : California
    Are you Turkels descendant? : yes
    Comment :

    I was doing some researach on my grandmother, Lena Federman Turkel. Came across Naturalization papers re different Lena -Lena Levy/Levi, daughter of Simon Levy, married to David Turkel if anyone is interested I would be happy to share info. If anyone has [truncated by Yahoo system to 255 chars]

    Turkel Nilly - Aug 2004
    e-mail:
    Where are you from? : Israel
    Are you Turkels descendant? : yes
    Would you like to share your story? :

    Our name comes from Germany, where my gran grand-mother and grand father came from.
    I am born in France, but now living in Israel.

    Comment :
    Thank you for the informations about the name Turkel, it is the first time I get some stories about it.
    Actually, I have changed the name from Turkel, which is in hebrew טורקל to Tirkel טירקל
    happily to discover in the web that are the same.

    Jessica Lee Freedson - Tue, 03 Aug 2004
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Houston, TX
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:
    yes
    Would you like to share your story?:

    I am the daughter of Rita Lee and Jonathan Lee. I am married to Armyn Freedson and we have one daughter, Amara Kay Freedson, born January 25, 2004. Thanks!

    Celia Mozer - Sat, 31 Jul 2004
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: London England
    Would you like to share your story?:

    Looking for any relatives. My grandfathers name was abraham mozer and his cousin went to Texas in the second world war from poland. The name was Masria I think.
    Comment:
    I last saw this person in about 1950 -1954; are there any children?

    Name : A. S. M. - Fri, 23 Jul 2004
    My URL: Torpedo Fish Dude
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:
    Nein
    Comment:

    Very interesting website. How I found it is anyones guess. My 5 year relationship with Turkel descendants started in Michigan and traveled clear to California..with a short stop in Las Vegas. Ill not forget the experience and enjoyed the trip very much.

    Babacool - July 2004
    My URL: BILGI DEFTERIM
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Izmir
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:
    Yes
    Comment:

    Got no story... but information for you: izmir.owns1.com
    Best regards...

    nordם braga gradowski
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: curitiba - brasil
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comment:

    nice site. great idea.congratulations. my family came from poland. (1891 and 1887) Jacob Grzesiak Gradowski from Lwow and Karol Piatkowski ](daughter Maria married Pedro Urbanik)from Krakow. Woulk like to receive informations. Good luck

    David Turkel-Parrella
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Teaneck, NJ
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: I am the son of Susan Beth Turkel. My grandfather was Herbert Turkel.

    Nanette L. (Turik) Hall - Tue, 01 Jun 2004 11:41:35 -0700
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Pennsylvania, US

    elain genser
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: canada
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: i dont know
    Would you like to share your story?: I came upon this site, but after checking it out i dont know how i might be connected. my grandparents did come from Austria, but there was a family of about 11 who came to Montreal at the turn of the century. I would guess there is some connection though

    kenneth dale turkle - 25 May 2004 02:18:23 -0000
    Where are you from?: oxnard, ca
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: My mother and father are on this website. Kenneth Dee Turkle/Velda Ann Turkle

    Holly Davis - 24 May 2004 15:50:22 -0000 [merged two posts]
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Holland, PA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes [Jacob Turkel from Kapsy]
    Would you like to share your story?: My parents are Jacob Davis and Shirley Gross. I am related to Gilda Davis.

    I spoke with my father. My greatgrandfater was Jacob Turkel. He had 5 children, Ida, Ester, Rose, Eva and Morris.
    Ida Turkel wife of Hyman Davis were my grandparents. They had a brother Morris and two sisters Rose Turkel Diamond and Eva Turkel Leiter.

    Comment:

    Idas children - Jacob, Seymour, Isador, Goldie.
    Ester Turkel - Pauline, Clara, Sarah, Goldie.
    Morris children - Harold, Irving, Sydney.
    Rose ch... [truncated by Yahoo! system]

    andriy - May 21, 2004
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: podvolochisk

    Gilda Bullaro - May 2004
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Trenton, NJ
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes [Jacob Turkel from Kapsy]
    Would you like to share your story?: Esther Turkel wife of Josef Slefkin and Ida Turkel wife of Hyman Davis were my grandparents. They had a brother Morris and two sisters Rose Turkel Diamond and Eva Turkel Leiter. My parents were Pauline and Isadore Martin Davis.

    Comment: If you think you are related, I would like to hear from you.

    Zvia Birman - Sun, 16 May 2004
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Jerusalem, Israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: a Hebrew post describing a tour to Tarnopol (May 2004)

    Liat Turkel - Wed, 28 Apr 2004
    Where are you from?: Arad, Israel

    David Rothaus [Rathaus] - Tue, 27 Apr 2004
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Not to my knowledge
    Would you like to share your story?:

    Parents arrived from Galicia, Mikulince & Trembovla, Hung/Aust.Empire ,then Poland and now Ukraine.

    Meir Kalter - Sun, 25 Apr 2004
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Israel
    Comment:

    very nice site

    Aileen H Karp - Sun, 11 Apr 2004 07:29:13 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Mamaroneck, NY; now in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes! Bernard the Caterer
    Would you like to share your story?:

    Born in Brooklyn, daughter of Morris Turkel and granddaughter of Anna Hayden Turkel and Bernard Turkel " the Caterer". Mother Byrde Sumergrade, Sister of Muriel Kaufer (see later). Married to George Karp (2nd marriage) 2 children: Dr Laurence Hirsch of Wyckoff N.J. and Barbara Browning of Westminster, Colo. 5 Grandchildren: Rachel, Jennifer and Zachary Hirsch, also Kyle and Jacob Browning.
    My sister Muriel married to Marvin Kaufer (d. 5/13/2002); 3 daughters-Barbara Mott, Betsy Kaufer, Amy Wayne who has 1 daughter Jamie.

    Comment:
    I loved finding this site!
    Would love to hear from cousins; interested in a reunion in New York, Florida or somewhere else in the states.
    Please e-mail me!

    Howard S. Ernest - Sat, 03 Apr 2004 05:11:07 PST
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: San Diego, Ca
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?:

    I don't have much information. Grandfather Ralph Turkel born approx 1890 in Austria Borther of William Turkel. Immigrated to US. Married to Ruth Epstein (born 1890) in New York, Children Melvin born 1923 Turkel and Vivian born 1917 died in San Diego, CA

    lynn terkel - Sat, 27 Mar 2004 19:40:25 PST
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: pittsburgh/west palm beach
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?:

    I grew up in Pittsburgh.My parents were Harold and Rose Terkel.I have a sister,Sheila. My grandparents were Jacob and Dora(Langer)Terkel.My Father had three brothers,Leo,Roland(Racey),and Morry
    Comment:
    In the family tree I am listed as male...please correct,Im FEMALE!!!! Finding this site was great,thanks!

    joel Gelber - March 22, 2004
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Avon CT
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:
    Yes
    Comment:

    I am Descendent of Marion Gelber, My Wife is Loren Elizabet Gelber (maiden Mcguire)
    We have Three Children 5- Aaron, Ariel and Noah

    ROCHELLE - March 18, 2004
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: FRANCE
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:
    non
    Would you like to share your story?:

    Je recherche ma famille Hustin(g). Quelques cousins sont partis pour les USA. Husting Catherine a יpousי TERKEL Ben. Ils ont eu 2 enfants Richard et Dorothy qui sont donc comme leur mטre des cousins.

    Comment:

    Ce site est trטs bien, il est trטs fourni !! Bravo א tous les concepteurs ! Jespטre retrouver des cousins encore vivants peut-ךtre grגce א ce site.
    Nadine

    Simon D. Ebenstein - March 16, 2004
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Jackson, Missouri
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:
    ?
    Comment:

    My Grandfather was Simon Ebenstein a tailor/furrier in Vienna, Austria and I found the sight. Among other things a portait of the Viennese tailor Ebenstein by Kokoschka.
    Thanks, Simon

    Jeremy Bernstein - 2 Mar 2004 11:56:11 UTC
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: brooklyn, ny
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:
    yes
    Would you like to share your story?:

    I never met David Baer Tierkel but spent a good amount of time with his wife Esther and their daughter Doris (who was my maternal grandmother.  Our branch of the family lives in Long Island.

    Comment:

    I am very interested in updating this family tree, or at least connecting it with hyper links.  I have the ability to put this together and host it outside of geocities if neccesary.

    Tyrkel Abraham - Mon, 2 Feb 2004 12:45:05 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:
    yes
    Would you like to share your story?:

    All i know about my family goes back three generations.
    My grandfather, Abraham was from Warsaw, Poland, of his children I know only four, (there were more) my father, Jacob Nechemia Tyrkel, his older brother Josef, his older sister Lonya and his younger brother.

    CARL McCOY - Thu, 4 Dec 2003 22:55:25 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: RENO, NEVADA USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:
    NO
    Would you like to share your story?: NOT AT THIS TIME

    Ken Winnick - Sat, 22 Nov 2003 10:23:56 PST
    My URL: Torpedo Fish Dude
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: seattle
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:
    no
    Would you like to share your story?:

    We found your site while search for Sam Winnick, my grandfather & son.

    PS--The web site torpedofishdude.cjb.net is from the new Sam Winnick (in case you couldnt guess!!)

    Ed Peltz - Sun, 2 Nov 2003 22:48:28 -0000
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Warren Manitoba Canada
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no

    Would you like to share your story?:

    Looking for decendants of Josef Pelc who lived in the Podhajce area about 1900. Some of them moved to Canada and others remained in Poland. I am a great grandson. My grandfathers name was Jan (John) and my fathers name was Wladislau (William)Our name was. . .[truncated by Yahoo system to 255 chars]

    Evelyn Nussenbaum - Mon, 8 Sep 2003
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: California
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Maybe

    Would you like to share your story?:

    I think Leah Nussenbaum had a brother named Marcus Nussenbaum, who was my grandfather. Marcus Nussenbaum was the father of Siegfried Nussenbaum, my father (born 1923, died 2002). My father was born in Vienna. He also said his grandparents werefrom from Poland

    Steve Schwartz - Wed, 13 Aug 2003
    My URL: www.writtenenglish.nl
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Argyle & Glenwood
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Nope

    Would you like to share your story?:

    Looking for Jonathan Turkel -- if youre the one from Argyle & Glenwood Road in Flatbush.

    Sam Speiser - Sat, 09 Aug 2003 13:37:39 PDT
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Skalat
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no

    Would you like to share your story?:

    I live in Philadelphia, born in 1957.
    Terkel home town Tarnopol is 8km from Speiser hometown of Skalat, in Ukraine.
    Patriarch Isaac Speiser came to US in 1890.

    Ella Federman Perla - Thu, 24 Jul 2003 09:39:22 PDT
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Las Vegas, NV

    Would you like to share your story?:

    Enjoyed receiving this address from Doron. My Aunt Edith was married to Irving Turkel.
    I am a grandniece of Lena Federman Turkel.

    Dennis Eisen - Jul 2003 09:39:22 PDT
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New York
    I do not know Are you Turkel's descendant?: I do not know

    Would you like to share your story?:

    I have had difficulty tracking down my ancestry on my fathers side. His name was Jack Eisen. His father was Abraham Izen. My uncle was Aaron Izen and his sons name is Ray both of whom are on your list but no indication as to how or why. I was always told.

    Comments:

    How can I find out the connection between Aaron and Ray Izen and the Turkel Tribe? My uncle Aaron died several years ago and I have lost contact with my cousin Ray. Would joining help? Am I qualified to join?

    Barbara Turkel Sauceda - Fri, 18 Jul 2003 23:18:07 PDT
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: California
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Would you like to share your story?:

    I am the granddaughter of Sam Turkel (1888-1971) of Brooklyn, NY. His father was Charles and his mother was Pauline. He came from Kirinki. Sam was a furrier. He had 3 sons - Irving, Philip, Milton. I would like to contact any family members.

    margalith family - Fri, 27 Jun 2003
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Israel-Ashkelon
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Would you like to share your story?:

    Lea Margalith is the 5th doughter of Asher & Fridel Gur-arie (Tirkel), sun of Arie Leib Tirkel (Vienna). Lea married Amir Margalith, and they have 3 children: Milka, Nurit, Roi.

    Comments: Its nice to be a part of a great and worm family.

    We hope to meet you more often, and to know you better.
    It will be nice if a bigger part of this site will be transelated into hebrew.

    Eliezer Terkel - Sun, 22 Jun 2003 03:40:23 PDT
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Haifa
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Would you like to share your story?: Son of Simon Terkel ZL (born in Tarnopol-3 February 1909) and Lotti Terkel (Klemer).
    I am married to Dr. Ruth (Dawer)-M.D Two daughters : Shiran and Lital.

    Tony t - Wed, 18 Jun 2003 23:11:26 PDT
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Auckland NZ
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no

    Would you like to share your story?: I knew Robin Rudd Turkel in his final year He died Sep 1st 1984 of motor neuron disease in Auckland he is buried in the Mangere Lawn Cemetry in Auckland. As he was unable to move i would take him for drives around Auckland to get him out of the hospital f [truncated]
    Comments: His wife Margaret remarried a few years ago Dont know her new name She and thier 2 surviving sons Miles and Danny still lived in NZ the last time I heard (about 3 years ago)Thier eldest son Chris Died in Aug? 83 in NY Very nice people I liked them all
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    doron hilser binshtok - June 1, 2003
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: grandfathers name is wolfgang zehev hilser

    Naomi Fatouros - May 2003
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: b.NYC, live in Bloomington IN
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No

    Comments: The recently published book by S.Ansky, mentions Podwolochisk a number of times. S. Ansky, The Enemy at his Pleasure: A Journey Through the Jewish Pale of Settlement during World War I, edited and translated by Joachim Neugroschel. Matropolitan Books

    Angela Strohschein - Mon, 26 May 2003 18:44:22 PDT
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: MI
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: ?

    Comments: Came across this site while researching my HALPERN line (Have an Israel Halpern as my G-G-Grandfather) Hoping to find a connection. GREAT work you've done!

    eliana gutstein - Thu, May 1, 2003 21:29 PST
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Brazil
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no

    Would you like to share your story?: I want know the story of my surname family
    Comments
    : answer me this e mail, please

    hakan turkel - April 2003
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: turkiye
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no

    Comments:

    I am very surprised to find many people from all around the world with same surname. Great idea.

    bronx ny guest - April 2003
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: ny
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no

    Comments:

    my family knew turkels in bronx,ny. he-physician came from quito, ecuador to nyc 1950s.

    Anna Scott - March 2003
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Fort Smith, AR

    Comments:

    Your site is great! I clicked on it because I recently found that I have a Jewish ancestor. My Jewish ancestors surname is Scheiss.
    Anna Scott

    Thelma Turkel - Tue, 25 Mar 2003 14:06:54 PST
    My Email:
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: married to Melvin

    evelyn
    My Email:

    Would you like to share your story?:

    I was told that family orginaly from Turkey.
    I am doing research on my family, who came from a few towns your family comes from.
    Names are Ebenstein, Sternklar, Bergler, Brandner, Buczacz, Pachman.

    Comments:

    My great grandfather was the Czorthow Rabbi whose name was Ber.

    Inacio Steinhardt
    My Email:
    My URL: www.geocities.com/beithakfar
    Where are you from?: Portugal now in Israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no

    Comments:

    I have known in Portugal, during the war a Immanuel Turkel, a Polish Jew that had lived in France.
    He later emmigrated to USA and during sometime had contacts with my parents.
    Any relation? Inacio

    Shula Klinger
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: England
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: I might be!

    Comments:

    Our Klingers are from the Ukraine, so I dont know if we are related.
    I do know that we have a Betti and a Max in the family, though.

    Scott Turkle - Sun, 19 Jan 2003 20:25:43 PST
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Iowa
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: not sure

    Dale Carlson - Wed, 11 Dec 2002 08:48:14 PST
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Glendive, MT, USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Still searching Granfathers, birthplace (Dumbrova Poland)

    VerDean Whitescorn - Tue, 10 Dec 2002 21:36:18 PST
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: California
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: unknown

    Would you like to share your story?:

    Was looking for the surname of WEITZKORN. Your site came up with a match. JONA WEITZKORN married a Ziva ( Ziwje ) TERKEL. and their 3 children. The WEITZKORNS were also from Tanopol. Have been trying for years to make some kind of connection. Any help we

    Comments:

    I have no first names for WEITZKORN, grandfather used name of Maurice in England.

    Norman Greenspan - Tue, 10 Dec 2002 07:12:47 PST
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Islip, New York
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no

    Would you like to share your story?:

    My father Harry, who is 95, was born in Zbarazsh. Orphaned during WWl, he was brought to Vienna in 1919 by his uncle, an officer in the Austrian army. He and his brother and sister came to America in 1922 and settled in Brooklyn where his other uncles wer

    Barbara Schare - Tue, 26 Nov 2002 14:08:53 PST
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Commerce. MI
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Would you like to share your story?:

    My Father was Ernest Gradis. His mother was Sadie Turkel...

    Comments:

    I have been reading and following this site from the beginning. It is wonderful to see all the responses and people from all over the world..

    bilhan - Fri, 22 Nov 2002 05:37:22 PST
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: turkiye (turkey)
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Would you like to share your story?:

    live in tukyie and ‎m essence turk ‎m 19 years old and live in ankara ‎ study machine eng.
    ben trk'm ve trkiyede ya‏‎yorum...

    Comments:

    what do u want to do?? what si your purpose? u semd me e-mail and explain your purpose.
    in turkish: sizin amac‎n‎z nedir? ne yapmakistiyorsunuz.trk dostumu yoksa d‏man‎m‎s‎n‎z? nas‎l yani dedeleriniz mi turk?
    ben bunu צgrenmek istiyorum trkiye

    Lisa Rachel Korn - Mon, 21 Oct 2002 23:16:11 PDT
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Los Angeles
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?:

    Our part of your tree is incorrect. My grandmother, Malvina Turkel (b. 1910), married Alex Altshuld and had my father (Michael Barry Altshuld) in 1941. Alex died in 1943, and Malvina married Jack Korn six years later, who adopted my father and gave us our last name. Jack Korn died in the 1950's (?) and Malvina married Albert Berry, who died in the early 1970's.
    My dad (now Barry Korn) married Helene Lazar in 1969, they had me (Lisa Korn) in 1973 and my brother (Adam Korn) in 1975. Grandma Malvina died in 2001.

    Sally Gradis Enniss - Sat, 12 Oct 2002 23:16:41 PDT
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Scottsdale, Az
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?:

    My father was Ernest Gradis and his mother was Sarah Miriam (Sadie) TURKEL Gradis. I never had the opportunity to meet her because she passed away in 1946 and I was born in 1948.

    Comments:

    This website is facinating! I found it by accident when I did a search on GOOGLE for my own name!

    (Greyhawke) Autumn Rain Turkel - Thu, 19 Sep 2002 22:19:16 PDT
    My URL: Tangled Dreams
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Born Omaha Nebraska, Lived life Hawaii
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?:

    I was born in Omaha Nebraska on Oct. 6th 1974, to Sheldon Jay Turkel and Patricia (Reina) Ellis. My sister is Snowborn Ona Meadow Turkel-Welsh. We moved from Omaha to Hawaii when we were still small children. I now live in Santa Barbara California. I do i
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    Comments:

    Great site you have here. Nice and informative. I am happy to find a resource such as this on the web. I went to myfamilytree.com or some such site, I did a search for Turkel and nothing this good came up. I did however notice that of the 81 returns that
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    PM Geuze - Sat, 14 Sep 2002 01:48:34 -0700 (PDT)
    My URL: home.attbi.com/~geuzefamily/
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Georgia, USA

    Comments:

    I just wanted to thank you for your review of the GEDCOM to HTML programs. I found it greatly useful and eventually selected GEDBrowser on your recommendations.

    Lisa Gradis - Fri, 13 Sep 2002 16:12:03 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Burlington, NC
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?:

    Sadie Turkel was my one of my great grandmothers.  I am Howard Gradis' youngest granddaughter.

    Frank Romeo - Sun, 01 Sep 2002 07:53:38 PDT
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Brooklyn
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?:

    Grandmother's name was Rose Turkel (Diamond). Her father was Jacob Turkel. He came from Russia. She was born in Austria in 1900. They came to the U.S. in 1903. Lived in R.I. then Brooklyn.

    George - Mon, 5 Aug 2002 19:31:36 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Greece
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no
    Would you like to share your story?:

    I knew a girl (long time ago) in Miami Beach named Amy Turkel who I think was Jewish (definitely not Turkish) and beautiful. Stumbled onto your page by accident and was surprised about the whole effort to search for roots and common heritage. Keep it up.

    Sandra Schwartz Turkel - Sat, 13 Jul 2002 18:38:59 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Tampa, Florida
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No, I am Richard Turkel's wife, mother of Nancy, Kenneth and Brian

    Kenneth H. Turkeltaub - Wed, 10 Jul 2002 05:31:58 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Ocoee, Florida
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: not sure
    Would you like to share your story?:

    Stumbled upon this site while searching on Google.com.  Interested to know if I have family I haven't met yet.

    Sharon Goldrich Artruc - Wed, 5 Jun 2002 12:15:45 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New London, CT

    Comments:

    Found my grandfather's surname in the Turkel tree...Goldreich.
    Was hoping to find more. Thanks for such great work. Shalom.

    Patrick Turkel - Sun, 28 Apr 2002 05:58:53 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: FRANCE
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Would you like to share your story?:

    My father was Bernhard Bruno TURKEL.
    He was born in Stanislawow (25 Oct. 1898) and died in Nancy (16 Dec. 1961).

    Tux Turkel - Tue, 9 Apr 2002 13:09:19 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New Jersey
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Would you like to share your story?:

    son of Norman Turkel, formerly of Newark, N.J., now living in Delray Beach, Fl.
    I'm a newspaper reporter in Portland, Maine.

    Nancy Turk - Tue, 2 Apr 2002 10:19:04 -0800 (PST)
    My URL: www.turkgenealogy.com
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Illinois U.S.A
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: sort of

    Would you like to share your story?:

    Toni Turk and I have put together a website www.turkgenealogy.com.
    There is some information about Turkel but not as much as you have on your site.
    We are trying to focus now of the orgin of the name and you have it! there are more that a few ways the name came to be.

    Comments:

    visit the site - and click on Trip to Turkey - you should come - we now have sponsors who will pay your flight and hotel - the Sabah newspaper is organising it.  Please contact mercq)

    Harold Rattner - Mon, 1 Apr 2002 15:26:02 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: usa
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no

    Comment:

    I would welcome any info from anyone who knew my uncle prior to his murder by the Nazis. He was in the banking business in Podhajce, Galicia. He and family were executed some time after 1938. His name was Tobias Rattner.

    Scott Turkel - Mar 2002
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Valley Stream, New York
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Would you like to share your story?:

    My Grandfather Morris Turkel was born in Manhatten I think in the 1890's. My father Irving martin Turkel was born in 1921 in Brooklyn. His mom was Nettie Auerbach(Turkel) He had two brothers, Sidney and Harold both deceased.My father died in 1991. He was . . . [truncated]

    Corinne Lobacz - Tue, 5 Mar 2002 06:17:49 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Brooklyn, New York
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Would you like to share your story?:
    My mother, Claire Turkel, came to America in 1911 with her mother, Rose Turkel and sister Lee Turkel.

    Comments:

    I am the only child of Claire Turkel, who's married name was Kleinfeld.
    She passed away in Florida in 1988 and only had one child, me.

    Ariel Kirsman - Tue, 19 Feb 2002 10:48:33 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Argentina
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No

    Would you like to share your story?: My grandmother Jutte Bine Sass was born in Podwolvoczyska in 1913. She was the only of 13 sons who had the last name of her mother, Sass. Her father's last name was Vlodaver. She left in 1938 and come to Argentina, where in 1944 my mother was born and in 1972 I was born.

    Comments:

    It's really emotional for me to find in the Internet something about that little town in Poland. If you have more information about it, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

    Dorothy Jean Kral - Thu, 31 Jan 2002 04:53:50 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New Zealand, now Australia
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes. Mother Erna Turkel

    Would you like to share your story?: I was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on 25/4/39 about 5 months after my parents came there as refugees from Vienna.  I am the eldest of 3 daughters.  I have lived in Sydney, Australia since 1964 and practice as a psychiatrist.

    Comments:

    I am amazed to find all this information,but I don't know how to put it all together!

    Julie Lukow - Wed, 16 Jan 2002 18:20:31 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Manchester
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No
    Would you like to share your story?:

      My father in law Adam Lukow told us he was born in Tarnopole in 1926 and his father was in the Polish Cavalry. He came to UK via Holland after WWII. His parents were called Maria and Adam and they used to own a mill which was taken over during the war

    Mindy Schneider - Wed, 2 Jan 2002 15:10:40 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New Jersey, USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:

      Schmaria Turkel
        Deborah Turkel
          Helen Strick   +   Sam Schneider
            Zachery Schneider
              Mindy Schneider

    Would you like to share your story?: Will research and submit more info

    Susan Farb - Sun, 30 Dec 2001 08:53:27 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Dallas, TX
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Unknown

    My Farb/Lerner family is from Podhajce, Galicia. Aaron Farb emigrated to Galveston, TX in 1890. His wife, Feige Lerner, came over in 1893, and they were married less than 3 weeks later.

    Madeline Brandstadter - Wed, 12 Dec 2001 13:50:39 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No

    Would you like to share your story?:
    My mother, Lena Weiss, was born in Pod. and emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1903 with her father, Mordecai and sister Ida. She married Hyman Weiss, also of Pod. in the U.S. about 1908.

    Dana Turkel - Sun, 25 Nov 2001 19:43:58 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: md
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:maybe

    ALBERT TURKEL - Wed, 14 Nov 2001 14:46:07 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: RALEIGH, N.C.

    Would you like to share your story?:
    SON OF MILDRED AND IRVING TURKEL.
    NEPHEW OF ANNA TURKEL (OPERA SINGER) BORN BRONX NY 1933.
    US NAVY 1950 TO 1954

    mike turckel - Fri, 9 Nov 2001 18:27:03 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: usa
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: ?

    Comments:
    my grandparents, hillel and sara sylvia turckel, came to the usa from romania in 1920. my father is matthew turckel sr., my mother letty (beyer) turckel, both still alive. i have no knowledge of my family in romania before hillel and sylvia. any clues on

    Joel Kurtz - Tue, 6 Nov 2001 09:11:20 -0800 (PST)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Toronto, Canada
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:no

    Would you like to share your story?: Binyamin and Rivka Kurtz left Pamuran(*) in 1897 to settle ultimately in Toronto. They are buried at the Jones Avenue Cemetery (oldest Orthodox cemetery) in Toronto. They have several hundred descendants in Canada, U.S. and Israel.

    Comments:
    (*)Today, the town name is Pomoryany. It is in the Ukraine, has a population of a few thousand and, of course, no Jews. The old cemetery is in poor condition with most of the stones having been stolen.

    I believe that your map of eastern Galicia may be the only one on the net which shows the town of Pamuran. Every search seems to end up there. Pamuran was a small town but many of the families who left near the turn of the 19th century seemed to end up in Toronto.

    William H. Gradis - Fri, 26 Oct 2001 16:10:39 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Visalia, California
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes

    Comments:

    T.S. - Wed, 17 Oct 2001 22:56:20 -0700 (PDT)
    Where are you from?: Lvov/Lemberg
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: NO

    Comments:
    Interestingly using Turkish one can easily translate Turkel as "Turk people", as word "el" means people, nation or polity in Turkish

    celia male - Sat, 6 Oct 2001 14:18:01 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Born Vienna, 1937 now UKK
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: NO
    Would you like to share your story?: Not relevant at the moment.

    Comments:
    I accessed your site as I had a Schwadron [Vienna]on my extended family tree and happened to find your fasciating tree. I know nothing about the Schwadrons. Congratulations

    Anne-Michelle - Mon, 10 Sep 2001 19:36:07 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New Zealand
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    My name is Anne-Michelle, I am the daughter of Robin Turkel of New York , he passed away when i was six after a terminal illness. I wish i could have known him longer but have vivid memories of him. He was a wonderful writer and experienced journalist.

    Allison Pfeffer - Tue, 21 Aug 2001 20:16:44 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Connecticut
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    My grandmother Hope, was Anna's baby sister

    March Ann Agrons - Mon, 23 Jul 2001 17:18:21 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New York City
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    David Baer Tierkel of Philadelphia (1875-1948)was the brother of my maternal grandmother, Sarah Tierkel Trachtenberg.Your website has been very helpful already. I would love to hear from family members.

    Benno Ehrlich - Mon, 16 Jul 2001 13:23:10 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Jerusalem, formerly Amsterdam/Holland
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No
    Would you like to share your story?: Perhaps later

    Comments:
    I am trying everything possible to get to the shtetl of Bolszowce by way of Stanislaw in the beginning of this summer to find traces of my grandparents on my mother's side (surname: Thaler)who were born there (my mother was born there as well and later mo
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    Roger Ebner - Sat, 26 May 2001 05:30:15 -0700 (PDT)
    Where are you from?: NJ, USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No

    Comments:
    Grandmother (Ukrainian) born in Galicia on 1872??. The maps satisfied my curiosity about where it was at the time. I presume from the later dision that she was born in the Eastern half (the half that went to Ukraine after WWII. Anyway your map has given m
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    Bill Zroback - Wed, 23 May 2001 21:09:27 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Kenora, ON, Canada
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No
    Would you like to share your story?: Yes

    Comments:
    My grandmother was born in Kamienka just west of Podwoloczyska in 1893. Her name was Malanka Romanczuk and she worked as an apprentice seamstress and tailor for Harry Schuster. Came to Canada on 28 June 1914.

    Gila Leiter - 9 May 2001 20:25:32 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: new jersey
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: related
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    My father's brother was Rabbi Zvi Leiter, married to Clare Turkel and I was thrilled to see their names as well as their daughter, who bears the same name as I do, remembered in your family tree. We are named after Yaakov, Zvi, and Israel (my father)'s mother Fraidie, which means joy like Gila does. They died in the Holocaust and preserving their memory as you do is awesome. thank you, Gila Leiter

    Turkel Patrick - 29 April 2001 08:30:16 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: FRANCE
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: My feather was Bernard Bruno Turkel and he was from Wien in Austria.

    Comments:
    My Father was born in 1898 in Stanislawow

    Nancy Turk - 25 April 2001 13:35:27 -0700 (PDT)
    My URL: www.turkgenealogy.com
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Sycamore IL USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: not sure but it used to be TURCQ - French
    Would you like to share your story?:sure - I am working to put it on my just launched web site now

    Comments:
    I will link (if its ok with you) your site from mine too. I have a section by country and I will add link to Turkel Tribe under US and also which countries? Please check out the site - its a work in progress but always looking to find more Turk sites like
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    Kathryn - 16 April 2001, 11:48:31 -0700 (PDT)
    My URL: www.powerup.com.au/~plucas/turk.htm
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Aust
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Turk? Horsley
    Would you like to share your story?: Yes

    Comments:
    Is Turk a variation at all?

    Michael J. Weinstein - April 10, 2001, 20:29:25 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Long Island, New York
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No

    Comments:
    great grandmother - last name WEISS was from Podwoloczyska - looking for anyone who knows of descendants of Weiss family.

    Harvey Westfall - April 02, 2001, 01:15:51 -0700 (PDT)
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: San Diego, CA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No
    Would you like to share your story?: Yes

    Comments:
    I'm here because tonight (4/1/2001) I saw the PBS interview on BOOKS.
    It was entertaining and a revelation to me.  Thank you, Studs

    Michal Nattiv Halevi (Turkel) - 02/24/01
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Ramat Hasharon, Israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    I am the daughter of Mordechai and Margit Halevy (Turkel).  Born on 1949.  My father was born in 1913 and died in 1997. My mother was born 1923 maiden name Halpern.  I have three children Iri Amirav born 1975, Noga Nattiv born 1985 and Lior Nattiv born 1988.

    Robert A. Turkel - 01/27/01 22:21:58
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Tampa, Florida
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes - B the C's
    Would you like to share your story?: Sure

    Comments:
    I'm a retired physician. My wife's name is Elinor Verkauf Turkel. We have two daughters, Katie and Julie. Katie is married to Douglas Rosenfeld, and has a daughter, Anna, and a new baby on the way.  Julie is single.  I live in Tampa, Florida.  My father was Frank Turkel, married to Edith Shapiro. I have a twin brother, Richard, and a Sister. Suzanne. My grandfather was Bernard the Caterer.  Interestingly, my father gave us the impression that there was not a lot of Turkels in the USA other then his immediate family- but, I am realizing that there are many more then I thought. Again, thanks for your website which is very impressive.

    Simon Turkel - 12/15/00 00:07:56
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Canada
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: my uncle is Joseph Pincus Turkel who lives in Toronto

    Myra Turkel Peterson - 11/27/00 02:06:53
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New Jersey
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Schmaria/ Tysmenitsa

    REMOTE ADDR: 205.188.197.34 - 11/07/00 23:48:06
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Harry Turkel

    Comments:
    Barbara Fremont daughter of Pauline Turkel (Gerber) sister of Michael Gerber (Myron) married to Robert Fremont children Lora Fremont, Heidi Troester, Lisa Fremont grandchildren Ellary Allis, Jesse Allis, Evan Allis, Peter Troester, Grant Troester, Jake Boyle, Clare Boyle

    Dinna Rice - 10/26/00 05:40:14
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Georgia/Florida
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no
    Would you like to share your story?: comments below

    Comments:
    My Mother's family came from Podhajce (today, Podgaytsy, Ukraine) Galicia.  Their name was FISCHER and I have been told by survivors that one of the Fischer's married a KLEIN from Podhajce.  I would like to hear from anyone who might have knowledge about Podhajce or any of the following family names: FISCHER, LANGBERG (also from Buchach), HECHT, MILCH,KLEIN, BALTUCH and OHL.
    Your website and research are to be applauded.  You have done a fabulous job.
    I look forward to hearing from anyone who has any information on the above

    Jeff turkel - 10/25/00 22:20:33
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Bronx, Brooklyn
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Don't know
    Would you like to share your story?: see below

    Comments:
    Son of Milton and Lillian (Chomsky) Turkel, both of whom are still living.  Brother of Barry Turkel of Atlanta.  Grandson of Benjamin and Sadie Turkel.  Any other Jeff Turkels out there?

    Mark Turkeltaub - 10/25/00 01:01:29
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Canton, Ohio

    Comments:
    Keep up the good work!

    Richard Mintz - 10/05/00 22:06:26
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Long Island, New York
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Unknown - descended from Turgel's

    Comments:
    I'm descended from Benjamin Turgel, who was born around 1850 and lived in Zetel, Russia (now Dzyatlava or Dyatlovo, Belarus).

    - 09/01/00 19:21:17
    My Email:

    Comments:
    I have finally found the Samster Link.  I wondered all my life.  I wish to know more about the name Samster and What it means or where it comes from!
    Thank you so much!
    P.Samster Lipka

    TURKEL - 08/29/00 01:48:27
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes     NEITHER name NOR email deserves NO reply!webmaster

    Comments:
    related to studs terkel, my great-grandfather was his cousin.  Is anyone else related to him?

    HAKAN TRKEL - 08/28/00 05:34:04
    My URL: www.turkel.de
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Turkey
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes Men
    Would you like to share your story?: Better Not

    Comments:
    Hiiiiiii every TRKEL; IM SO HAPPY TO PRESENT U THAT
    there IS ALSO A TRKEL COMES FORM TRKEY WHO LIVES IN GERMANY.
    I guess that this name was a original Trkish name.
    Maybe i have a rich Grandfather or Uncle over the Sea. ehehhehe
    God bless all turkels................
    Shalom,Selam,Gesundheit.......
    Your Original HAKAN TRKEL

    zvia Birman(migdan) - 08/13/00 15:07:17
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: jerusalem
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    My mother's mother was ester turkel, from tarnopol, galicia, her father, yehezkel, son of moshe and hava. my mother, hava, was the only surviver of this brunch of the famely, she died 1996.

    Maida Dacher - 08/12/00 16:04:03
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Sherman Oaks, CA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: I think so.

    Comments:
    I have looked over your Turkel Tree.  I do have some questions, however.  You have a Jacob Turkel in the tree.  I do believe he had a brother Joseph Turkel.  Joseph was married to a Ruchel Baile Dacher who they called Rose.  They had 7 or 8 children.  Their names were Samuel, Jacob, Frank, Pauline who was married to a Gerber, Frieda, Abraham who changed his name to Karl, an Eli and an Anna.
    I see in your tree that under Benjamin Turkel, a Rose, born abt 1907.  My great aunt was born around 1877.  There is a Pauline Turkel married to a Myron Gerber.  Could this be the same family.  My cousins tell me that the Turkels, Joseph and Jacob, lived in Mikulincie before they came to the US.  I, also, have a death certificate for a Bessie Turkel.  Her maiden name on her death certificate was Seifstein, which was my great grandmothers maiden name.  On some lists I have received from Miriam Weiner from the archives in Lvov and Warsaw Joseph or Yur as he was called, also, had Seifstein after the Turkel.  Confusing right.
    Please let me hear from you.
    Maida Dacher

    Rachelle Alterman - 08/08/00 22:48:34
    Where are you from?: Israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Tirkel, Tarnopol
    Would you like to share your story?: Yes

    Comments:
    On Saturday Aug 12 2000 I will be convening several Tirkel-clan members who live in Israel, whom I discovered thanks to this web site.  Doron Tal (Tirkel) will help us find out the story.  My mother, Nessia Leichter, nee Tirkel, who is 87 and extremely young in all other ways, has just now been "converted" to have an interest in geneology - all thanks to this web site.

    Ignacio Kaczer - 08/06/00 17:50:16
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Mi padre Eugenio
    Would you like to share your story?: Mi abuelo Sisie

    Comments:
    Mi padre naciף el 30 de agosto de 1921 en Podwoloczyska. Mi abuelo Sisie Kaczer o Kaczor era hojalatero allם. mi abuela fue Klara Weshler. Vinieron a Argentina en 1924.

    Susana Weingast - 07/30/00 18:51:41
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: argentina
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Kaczer Frida--Mi madre
    Would you like to share your story?: Kaczer Sissie-- mi abuelo

    Comments:
    Es magnifico encontrar la ciudad donde nacieron mis abuelos y tios. La familia era Kaczer o Kaczor. Mi abuela tambien nacio ahi, era Clara Weschler, casada con Sisie Kaczer, tuvieron 4 hijos. una nacio aqui. Tenia primos de apellido Bokser. Somos una familia que vivimos en Argentina, mi mamב vino aqui cuando tenia 2 aסos, nacio en l923--Gracias por estar en internet y tener foto de la ciudad.

    Florence Marmor - 07/14/00 20:52:05
    My Email (updated 2005):
    Where are you from?: Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No, married a Marmor
    Would you like to share your story?: I did.

    Comments:
    Have you figured out how my husband's family is related to yours?

    - 07/11/00 20:25:47
    My Email:

    Where are you from?: NJ
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Comments:

    Re: Joseph Pincus Turkel--married Rachael Rothbard
    
            JACOB-married Sarah--Eli(deceased at a young age),
    
            Millie--married Aaron Schattner--too sons,
    
            Harry-married Doris--three children.
    
            Jennie-married Abraham Levine, three children--
               Alfred-married Jacqueline Borden-two children-
                  Amy-married Jeff Luft-
                    one son-Jason...and Owen.
               Frances-Married Arnold Mayer--three sons-
                  Glenn married Angela Bonavoglia,
                     Michael, and Paul.
               Stanley married Phyllis Peterson four children-
                     Emily,
                     Lauren,
                     Jessica,
                     Peter.
    
            Arthur--married Julia--
                     one son Myron-married Pearl and I think
                         they have 5 children.
    
            Leo--married Fay Weintraub-two children--
               Ruth and Martin
            Leo died-Fay remarried--
               Alexasnder Sterenbuch--I believe that the children use the Sterenbach name.
    

    Steven Turkel - 06/07/00 22:56:10
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Mt. Airy, MD
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Simon Turkel
    Would you like to share your story?: what story?

    Comments:
    Gina Turkel, elder daughter of James Stuart (Jay) Turkel, has a middle name of Elizabeth.
    Jennie (Mozer) Turkel, wife of Simon Turkel, died in the late 1960's or 1970.
    I am David Andrew Turkel's father.

    Richard - 06/07/00 15:17:41
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Tampa, Florida
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Bernard

    Comments:
    Father of three Turkel's 1. Kenneth 2. Nancy 3. Brian
    Son of Frank Turkel
    Brother Robert and Sister Susanne Turkel Sutker

    Muriel Turkel Kaufer - 05/24/00 21:23:53
    My Email:

    Comments:

    I was told of this site by Anne Goldberg Estern---her mother was Clara Turkel--my father's sister--
    I've lost track of all the other cousins-

    Joseph Pinkas Turkel - 05/23/00 01:59:40
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Toronto, Canada
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?: Yes

    Comments:
    I am 53 years old and the son of the late Simon and Bessie Turkel, and the brother of Leo.  My father's parents were Pinkas and Leah Turkel.  My parents were Holocaust survivors and lived in the Galicia area of the western Ukraine, which was Poland between the 2 world wars.  They grew up round the towns of Gzymalov, Kopychinz and Husyatin.  As far as we can establish, they could very well have been the last and only Turkels to have lived and survived World War II.  We immigrated to Canada in 1948, when I was one year old.

    Marianne Erdfarb - 05/09/00 12:28:13
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Vienna
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no(stepgranddaughter)
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    My grandmother married Adolf Terkel in 1923 or 1925 as her second husband.  As far as I know, he was a friend of her first husband, Moritz MAIMANN, WHO DIED OF WOUNDS FROM WWI in 1922.  Mr. Terkel committed suicide in Vienna on Oct. 31, 1939, because he could not get a 'quota' number to go to the USA, because he was born in Rumania and there was a 5 year wait.

    He did not want to be killed by the Nazis!

    Linda Stein - 04/27/00 02:06:17
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Long Island, New York
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes/ Uscher & Regina Turkel
    Would you like to share your story?: Yes

    Comments:
    My grandfather, Usher Turkel was born in 1883 in Niesniev, near Galicia.
    He was one of six children born to Srool Turkel and his wife Mancha or Manche.
    His older brother was Peretz.  His younger brother was Shlomo.  He had a sister Galana and two twin sisters who were the youngest.
    Peretz came to the United States around 1908, settled in New York and had a son named Ben.
    Ben had two children who were born in the early 1940's.
    Usher and Regina had seven children.  Betty, Claire, David, Minnie, Edith, Ethel and Marian.
    Betty married Abe Wolfson and they had three sons- Sidney, Gerald and Elliot.  Claire married Harry Gutstein and had two daughters, Linda and Diane.  David married Sally Cohen and had two children, Lawrence and Ellen.  Minnie married Jack Ellman and had four children- Alan, Ronald, Nancy and Peter.  Edith married Dave Glick and had two children Barbara and Carole, Ethel married Irving Scherer and had four children, Steven, Gloria, Stanley and Meryl, Marian married Harry Gelber and had two children- Joel and Geraldine.
    Most of the children have married and have had their own children.
    I can add to this if anyone would like the extended list.

    Susan Beth Turkel - 04/06/00 04:08:10
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New Jersey
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Woonsocket

    norman Greenfeld - 02/28/00 21:21:17
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Albany New York USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    My father and his family came from Kopyczynce in Eastern Galicia.  I have the devil of a time trying to find relatives/siblings/other offspring, etc. of my great-gramfather Jacon Gru(")nfeld. So far as I can obtain, My GF, Gerschon, was an only child, born in 1855.
    I am a coordinator with SSRG of Jewishgen Society.

    Jerome C Turkel - 02/18/00 19:27:14
    My URL: geocities.yahoo.com/zizban
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Cheshire, Ma
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes--no clue
    Would you like to share your story?: certainly!

    Comments:
    I am the son of Peter and Susan Turkel of Duxbury, Mass.
    My father was born in Brooklyn, NY, as was I.
    My Grandfather is John Turkel of Hartford, Ct. My grandmother is Roma Rudd Turkel.
    I have one living uncle, Thomas Turkel of Long Island, NY.  I have two other uncles, who have passed away: Robin Turkel of New Zealand and Jeffrey Turkel (where abouts unknown).  I have at least three cousins: Stacey Turkel, Brian Turkel and Miles Turkel.  One cousin passed away, Chirstopher Turkel, son of Robin.

    Mike Sofka (Sawka) - 02/05/00 05:03:10
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Wheeling, WV
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No

    Comments:
    Lot of research on your site.  Good job.  I have started to look for my granparents origins.  I only know that my grandfather was from an area around Sambor around 1894 - 1910.  I cannot find anymore info.  He left for USA around 1910.  Original spelling of name is either Sawka or Sawko.  Have you come across that name.

    Kobi Tyrkel - 01/29/00 23:05:23
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Petah-Tikva, Israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: sure

    Comments:
    I'm the son of avraham who was born in belgium. his father's name was Jacob, like my name, and Jacob's father name was Avraham. My grandfather came from Czechoslovakia.

    Maximilian Kislewicz - 01/16/00 02:47:39
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Vienna, Austria
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No
    Would you like to share your story?: perhaps

    Comments:
    My Grandfather Moses Kislewicz was born and lived in Turka till  WWII started then lived  in hiding in my fathers house in Lemberg/Lwow till they were captured and murdered by the Germans/Ukrainians. Would appreciate any comments or connection to my story,

    Terry - 01/03/00 04:16:59
    My URL: ukrcommunities.8k.com/ukrroots.html
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: NJ
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No

    Comments:
    Very nice site.  You should seriously consider joining the Ukrainian Roots webring.
    Terry

    ann turkel - 12/26/99 07:36:29
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: los angeles, ca
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes ...samuel

    Denny Lancaster - 12/03/99 01:26:36
    My URL: www.geocities.com/~denny99
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Mobile, Alabama USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No

    Comments:
    I am one of the A of E reviewers for your site.  I would like to compliment you on your organization.
    This is perhaps the most outstanding geneology sites which I have ever visited.  I regret that my Jewish fonts are not installed and the text is backward.

    Eric TRKEL - 11/14/99 20:57:51
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: France (near Paris)
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    My grand father came in France around 1920 from Tarnow. He had a sister, Mila Turkel.
    He get married in France (Nancy) with Hinda Radwan (today, 92years).
    They have had 2 children : Michel and Regine...
    I am the son of Michel (dead 3 years ago): Eric TURKEL
    and I have 2 children : Sarah and Benjamin...

    henia hanna tirkel - 11/09/99 20:36:54
    Where are you from?: givat brener

    Glenn Jacobs - 10/15/99 17:20:07
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: I am from New Jersey but my mother grew up in Podwolocyyska
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no
    Would you like to share your story?: yes - see message

    Comments:
    Please have someone contact me regarding the book about Podwoloczyska. Also, my mom would probably want to share her story.

    Steve - 10/13/99 01:42:28
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Long Island, NY
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no

    Comments:
    I wanted to know about Studs Turkel.   I was wondering if he was the guy I was asked by the faculty to give a tour of Adelphi University to many years ago when I was a student there.  You can't forget a name like Studs. I didn't know who he was then. I know more about him now after reading your.   Maybe it wasn't him at all.

    Susan Lax Goldstein - 10/08/99 04:00:14
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Bronx, N.Y.
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    Great idea for this site.   HOPE SOMEONE RESPONDS TO ME.

    Larry Wennik - 10/06/99 01:32:54
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Seattle, Washington
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes. Nizniףw, Galicia
    Would you like to share your story?: I have, with my family

    Comments:
    My Turkel family came Nizniףw, Galicia, near Stanislov. My Turkel grandfather married my grandmother, who was from Bursztyn, about 30 miles away. There are SO MANY Turkels, most of whom are not related.

    Leo Turkel - 10/03/99 23:16:15
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Canada
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    My father was from Galicia.

    Amy Turkel Otis - 10/02/99 19:29:12
    My URL: www.geocities.com/SoHo/Studios/9577
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Palm Harbor, FL
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Of Course! Grand-daughter of Nathan Turkel

    Comments:
    Oy, so many Turkels?   Thanks to all for putting this page together,
    and especially to Norman Turkel.   Nice to know where I came from and
    who the rest of the Turkels are.   So, when is the reunion?

    ALBERT TURKEL - 10/01/99 00:27:14
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: RALEIGH N.C.
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: YES
    Would you like to share your story?: SURE

    Comments:
    ANNA TURKEL WAS MY FATHERS ELDEST SISTER.  AS A CHILD I SPENT MANY HOURS LISTENING TO MY AUNT ANNA PRACTICE WITH HER TEACHER, MADAM ZEPPELI.  MY PARENTS AND I LIVED WITH MY GRANDMOTHER, ANNA, AND HER SISTERS IN THE APARTMENT ON RIVERSIDE DRIVE.  WITH MY PARENTS I ATTENDED AUNT ANNAS DEBUT AT TOWN HALL.  ANNA PASSED AWAY MANY YEARS AGO.  I STILL HAVE MANY PICTURES OF HER AS WELL OF THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

    M. Brooks Turkel - 09/18/99 05:31:46
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Miami Beach, FL
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Schmaria

    Comments:
    Thank you.  Our branch's Turkel Family Circle has been helpful over the years. But here in Miami there are many other Turkel's who are more distantly related.

    David Turkel-Parrella - 09/09/99 06:18:54
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Teaneck, NJ
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Jay Lechtman - 09/09/99 03:54:56
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Northern Virginia, USA

    Comments:
    My paternal grandmother was born in Podvolichisk (Beatrice Cecile Dressler) emigrated to the U.S. (Ellis Island then to Rhode Island) c. 1905 as a young child.  I would be interested in any information about the town.  A well-done and researched site, and good luck in finding further information!

    ALBERT TURKEL - 09/03/99 17:56:51
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: RALEIGH,N.C.
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: YES

    Comments:
    MY FATHERS SISTER WAS THE OPERA SINGER, ANNA TURKEL.

    Norman Turkel - 09/03/99 00:54:34
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Newark, NJ
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Max Turkel

    Comments:
    There are far too few Turkels in this world. I never heard of a bad Turkel;
    rather, here and there, they have accomplished much.

    Mark Turkel - 08/24/99 02:40:01
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Newport Beach, CA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes, Branch ?

    Fran Turkel Lacas - 08/01/99 06:50:57
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New York City
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    I am the daughter of Michael S. Turkel (1900-1990) and Shirley Friedman.  The family came to NY in 1909 when the spelling of 'Terkel' was changed to 'Turkel'.  Paternal grandparents were Samuel Terkel and Minnie Winick.  I believe they were from a village near Bialystock (Poland-Russia).  I am a second cousin of Studs, but don't know the connection.  Would like to hear from others.

    Matias Turteltaub - 07/05/99 00:18:10
    My URL: www.turkeltaub.org
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Chile (family fm.Sierpc)
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No
    Would you like to share your story?: Not applicable

    Comments:
    Congratulations on your page. It is well researched (Although the Turkeltaubs are not related).

    Arnold Terkel - 06/10/99 15:58:13
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: born Springfield, IL
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    I met and had dinner with Israel Tirkel in Israel on 4/6/99.
    Israel showed me this site and the newspaper article on the name Turkel/Terkel.
    My name is Arnold Ray Terkel, Born in Sprinfield, IL, USA, Nov. 25,1952.
    My fathers name is Harvey Adolph Terkel, born in Pittsburg, PA, USA on July 23,1923.
    His parents are Adolph and Mollie Terkel who came to the USA about 1920, from Poland.
    They settled in Pittsburg PA, USA.

    Bernice Jurin - 05/18/99 00:58:49
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Brooklyn,NY
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No
    Would you like to share your story?: Yes

    Comments:
    My mother's father, Samual Finkelsteind and her Mother, Ida Shomer came to NY from Eastern Europe, Rowne, Ukraine at the end of the 19th century. They married in NY and had 3 children. We would like to establish our Family Tree for all the children.

    P.M. Sosenko - 05/04/99 01:29:35
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Syracuse, NY
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no

    Comments:
    I "stumbled" upon this page looking for other subjects and was quite surprised. Would like to do the same with the Sosenko name. I understand it was originally Sosenka but would like to invite e-mail from anyone having any info on this name to send it to me. My sister-in-law is looking for info and about a month ago I got an e-mail looking for Sosenko's.

    Jonathan Turkel - 04/30/99 03:42:35
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: NEW YORK CITY
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: DON'T KNOW
    Would you like to share your story?: SURE

    Comments:
    I WAS BORN IN THE BRONX, N.Y. IN 1942. I AM THE ONLY SON OF CHARLES AND BEATRICE TURKEL-STILL LIVING. I HAVE THREE CHILDREN AGES 16, 19, AND 21. I REMEMBER STORIES OF MY PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS COMING FROM EUROPE AND WOULD LOVE TO HEAR MORE DETAILS.

    Imanoel - 04/10/99 17:57:54
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Comments:
    I enjoy from my visit & my son's jordan &raz was enjoy to.

    The Mighty Zane - 03/22/99 05:03:46
    My URL: www.themightyzane.com

    Comments:
    Smile, it makes my job easier. Nice page :+)

    J.Goldstaub - 03/18/99 16:58:39
    Where are you from?: England

    Comments:
    I was searching for Goldstaub when I came across this site, It looks realy well reasearched. Wheather I am a descendant/relative I don't know.

    Ina Wolf - 03/18/99 02:58:15
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New Brunswick, N.J.
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: perhaps in the future

    Comments:
    I am the sister of Joe Turkel, daughter of Max Turkel who was born in New York City on 4/28/1904. Dad passed away 9/17/88.

    Joe Turkel - 03/17/99 21:04:18
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New Brunswick, NJ

    Comments:
    I'll be back

    Christopher Turkel - 03/06/99 02:57:19
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Otis, Ma
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes..from Benard Turkel (1868-1964)
    Would you like to share your story?: Yes

    Comments:
    I dont know how I fit in the grand Turkel tribe but I am happy to be one!

    tergl (original Terkl) - 03/03/99 12:07:25
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Austria
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No
    Would you like to share your story?: Why not?

    Comments:
    Great page!

    Eyal Tirkel - 03/02/99 21:56:15
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?: Why Not

    Comments:
    Does somebody know who is "Shapiro, Gerald" ?

    Florence Marmor - 02/28/99 21:28:02
    My Email (updated 2005):
    Where are you from?: Brooklyn, N.Y., USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No
    Would you like to share your story?: Yes

    Comments:
    I have looked at your Turkel tree over and over.  My husband's aunt (his father's sister) told me that in Trembowla they used their mother's surname.  In America, they began using their father's.  I don't know what their mother's was.  Their parents were Avrum and Chaya as were your Turkels.  How are you related to David (Dudio) Marmor?

    Tirkel Michael - 02/22/99 21:21:36
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Givataym Israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes
    Would you like to share your story?: yes

    Gerald Shapiro - 01/24/99 03:08:13
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Melbourne,Australia
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Branch
    Would you like to share your story?: I will after reading all above

    Pete Hubicki - 01/10/99 12:04:19
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Charlotte, NC
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No
    Would you like to share your story?: sure

    Comments:
    My grandfather and grandmother are from the Zernica area.

    I would love to find a map of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire like yours.
    Pete

    David Howard Turkel - 12/22/98 01:39:36
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Ft. Myers, FLorida
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Sidney son of Nathan/noah from Tyczminiz

    Eyal Tirkel - 12/09/98 20:34:41
    My URL: www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Platform/8099/
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?: why not

    Margaret Turkel Friedman - 12/03/98 03:08:43
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Beachwood, Ohio,USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Podwoloczyska
    Would you like to share your story?: Yes

    Comments:
    My father, Arnold Turkel, son of Moses Turkel, grandson of Beryl Turkel told me the following story to explain the name Turkel:  A young male member of the family escaped from Russia into Galicia (then part of Austria-Hungry) to avoid being forced into the Russian army.  To explain where he came from he told everyone the he came from Turkey.  He became known as the Turk of El Turk, which eventually became Turkel.

    Naomi Fatouros - 11/21/98 17:58:23
    My Email:
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No

    Comments:
    A very good website and destined to become even better.   You confirmed my notion that people from Podwolochisk were probably sent to Belzed (or shot in the town.) I'll most certainly check back to see what else you have shared.

    Ada Holtzman - 11/21/98 06:15:23
    My URL: www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/index.html
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No

    Comments:
    Nice web page.   I would link to your site soon.
    I would suggest though to add a chapter about the family history in the Holocaust.
    Shalom and many wishes for success in your important work,
    Ada

    Schelly Talalay Dardashti - 11/20/98 15:36:28
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: originally Brooklyn, NY
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: No

    Comments:
    Doron: a great job. Now I need to do two pages, one on TALALAY from Mogilev, Belarus and one on BENTOLILA (Spain--->around the world) and link them. My search includes FINK from Skalat, WEINTRAUB/HALPERN from Bialystok, TALALAY (worldwide, including TOLLI -TALLIN - TAYLOR-TOLL-TALL-TAL) from Vorotinschtina village and Mogilev city, St. Petersburg, Moscow and all former USSR, Israel, USA, etc., and DARDASHTI (Isfahan - Teheran, IRAN, and worldwide). Again, a great job and an inspiration for those of us who have been putting off this important job!

    neta tor-turkeltaub - 11/16/98 12:49:43
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: turkeltaub

    Comments:
    looking for any turkeltaubs steming originally from radzin poland. some ofsprings used to live live in the usa, mostly in ny, and chicago. some could have come to the us after the second world war. none left in israel except for myself. would love to hear from any one linked directly.

    Doron A. Tal (Tirkel) - 11/07/98 17:42:37
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?:Yes, Israel-Menachem Turkel tree

    Comments:
    Galicia Spain is at the upper left corner of the Iberian Peninsula.   See the GIF mapnew window referenced in Galicia page.   We have traced ancestors back to Eastern Europe, Galicia.   There is a reason to believe that the name Galicia originated from Spain or Portugal.
    -Doron

    Mark A. Turkeltaub - 11/06/98 20:44:18
    Where are you from?: Canton, Ohio

    Comments:
    very interesting...but where is Galicia? Spain?

    John David Turkel - 11/05/98 11:01:34
    My URL: www.yoy.com
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: San Francisco, California, USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yep
    Would you like to share your story?: sure

    Comments:
    Great idea, this site.   Sorry I didn't reply sooner.
    I'm the son of Stuart Turkel (now in Los Angeles)
    and grandson of David Turkel of Omaha Nebraska and Brooklyn NY.

    Barbara Schare - 11/02/98 14:44:59
    My Email (updated 2005):
    Where are you from?: West Bloomfield Michigan
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Comments:
    This is wonderful.   I am Barbara Gradis Schare.
    My father is Ernest Gradis- his mother was Sadie Turkel Gradis
    I have a son Joshua born in 1974

    Jeff Turkel - 10/25/98 15:50:07
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New Jersey
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Comments:
    Nice page! Turkel's from around the globe unite!!

    ~chana - 10/22/98 21:15:05
    Where are you from?: born in Brooklyn, 1941
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: no
    Would you like to share your story?: web/net friend of Doron Tal!

    Comments:
    I am a web/net friend of Doron Tal.   What a lovely web site!
    My grandparents came from Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth century:
    Spector & Gootar, Finkelstein & Krautbach.
    Shalom Aleichem!

    David B. Turkel - 10/17/98 13:40:06
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Houston, Texas USA
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes

    Comments:
    A Turkel family home page. What a great idea.

    Dr. Rick Turkel - 10/15/98 18:01:57
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: New York City/Tarnopol
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: yes

    Doron Avraham Tal (Tirkel) - 10/13/98 17:24:35
    My URL: "Stop Abuse of Power"
    My Email:
    Where are you from?: Karmiel, Israel
    Are you Turkel's descendant?: Yes
    Would you like to share your story?: See this web site

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