Reuben Horwitz

Reuben Horwitz

Male 1882 - Abt 1948  (65 years)

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  • Name Reuben Horwitz 
    Born 5 July 1882  Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the vital records of Rezekne is the following entry:
      July 5, 1882, at Genech-Girsh, son of Getzel-Leizer Gurvitch, citizen of Rezekne, and wife Baseva, daughter of Morduch, well-enough (or may be better to translate- "boss" "master") born son Yeruchim. This information provided by Alexandrs Feigmanis.

    • Surname: GURVICH
      Given: Erukhim
      Sex: M
      Place: Rezekne
      Birth Year: 1882
      Month and day: 07/5
      Father's Name: Genekh-Hirsh
      Grandfather's Name: Getzel
      Mother's surname: not stated
      Mother's given name: Basseva
      Mother's father's given name: Mordukh
      Place: Rezekne
      Presided: Rabbi
      Father's Occupation: Self-employed
      From translation by Christine Usdine
    Gender Male 
    Yiddish Name Yeruchim 
    Died Abt 1948  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Per Elliott, Reuben bacame a citizen in Chicago, having come from Russia via London and Montreal. He met Paulina Weinberg in London and married her in Montreal.

      Elliott goes on that he has genealogy which starts with Reuben's parents Enoch Herich Buravich and Dahila Bashea which indicates Reuben was one of 13 siblings: The others were: Zolman Dov Horwitz, Ya'akov Horwitz, Max Horwitz, Eliah Horwitz, Simon Horwitz, Abraham Horwitz, Nathan Horwitz, Morris Horwitz, Ida Horwitz, Florence Horwitz, Bessie Horwitz and a sister to died in Europe.
    Person ID I0369  Complete
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2010 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with Reuben Horwitz 

    Father Henoch Hirsch Horwitz/Gurevitch/Gurvich,   b. 1838, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1909, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Basheva/Basseva Joffe,   b. 1857, Druya, Disna District, Belarus Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1904  (Age 47 years) 
    Photos
    Dave Howard on Barona Street, Rezekne, Latvia in Octoer 2003
    Dave Howard on Barona Street, Rezekne, Latvia in Octoer 2003
    Horwitz Family Home in Rezekne, Latvia was on Barona Street per 1897 All Russia census the family of Henoch Horwitz lived on this street at house number 11.
    Documents
    Birth Record for Abe and Notte Horwitz
    Birth Record for Abe and Notte Horwitz
    Maryana Panyarskaya (MaryanaP) wrote: Jun 3, 2011
    Hi, David!
    While checking Your tree I found the writing about the birth of your grandfather
    http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0001-000255/LVVA-005024-0001-000255-0061-M2.jpg
    May be You have it.
    There under the numbers 20 and 21 there are twins Aba Rafael and Nata.
    They were born on 2 March 1880
    Their parents were the philistine of RĒZEKNES Gener-Girshov Leiserovich (fathers name) Gurvich and his wife Baseva.

    This town was not very far from the town where my great-great-grandparents lived.

    Maryana
    July 5- 1882- to Genech-Girsh- son of Getsel-Leizer Gurvitch- citizen or Rezekne- and wife Baseva- daughter of Morduch- born son Yeruchim
    July 5- 1882- to Genech-Girsh- son of Getsel-Leizer Gurvitch- citizen or Rezekne- and wife Baseva- daughter of Morduch- born son Yeruchim
    Recordings
    Aunt Bessie Remembers Her Father 0:23
    Aunt Bessie Remembers Her Father 0:23
    Her father came from Moscow, a section of Riga along the shore of the river which was where many Jewish people lived. He was in the timber business with his father and brothers. He died at age 71 when Bessie was about 10.
     Life was not so good in Europe 0:59
    Life was not so good in Europe 0:59
    Story of Florence falling in the River 0:49
    Story of Florence falling in the River 0:49
    This story is well known in the Horwitz family of the time the twins, Bessie and Florence, had gone down to the river to watch the women do the laundry. There was a crowd around and Florence was knocked into the river. Bessie called for help and Florence was saved. But they made Bessie take her dry clothing off for Florence. Bessie was cold and naked. They were both about 10 years old. The year would have been about 1906, one year before they came to America.
    Notte Returns Home Unexpectedly 1:37
    Notte Returns Home Unexpectedly 1:37
    This is a great story about Bessie encountering her brother Nottie (Nathan) in the back of their home. He was an identical twin to Abe. When Florence refused to go out back to lock the barn door Bessie obeyed and went out back. Nottie was just arriving on a sleigh. She thought he was Abe. She asked if it was Abe and he said he was Nottie. She was so excited she passed out in the snow. The whole town was so excited about Nottie's safe return that they stayed up all night to celebrate.
    Bessie Remembers Her Older sister Sara 0:47
    Bessie Remembers Her Older sister Sara 0:47
    The area where the Horwitz family lived the homes had Saunas (Spitz Bath) in the back by the "barn" and outhouse. Sara stayed in Europe and had five children. As far as we know they all perished in the Holocaust.
    Albums
    Rezekne Museum
    Rezekne Museum (31)
    Photos Taken Inside Rezekne Museum by Dave Howard in October of 2002
    Family ID F426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Paulina Weinberg,   b. Poncha, Romania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Henry Horwitz, DDS,   b. 2 Nov 1910, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1997, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +3. Harvey Horwitz, MD,   b. 10 Aug 1913, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1992, Lima, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. Living
    Census Records
    U.S. Census Starke, IN 1920:  Reuben Horwitz Family
    U.S. Census Starke, IN 1920: Reuben Horwitz Family
    Census Place: Starke, Indiana: Roll: T625_466; Page: 9A; Enumeration District 273; Image: 19. This is a very large document. It will take a long time to load if you only have a dial up connection.
    Family ID F1451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 July 1882 - Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1948 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Horwitz first generation husbands and wives. From Left to Right Simon- Morris-Bessie- Max- Florence- Reuben
    Horwitz first generation husbands and wives. From Left to Right Simon- Morris-Bessie- Max- Florence- Reuben
    Reuben and Paulina at Gutta photo day.
    Reuben and Paulina at Gutta photo day.
    Reuben and Paulina Horwitz- standing.
    Reuben and Paulina Horwitz- standing.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Reuben & Paulina Horwitz- in Canada- before they came to Chicago. What a handsom couple.
    Reuben & Paulina Horwitz- in Canada- before they came to Chicago. What a handsom couple.
    Reuben Horwitz Face
    Reuben Horwitz Face
    Reuben & Paulina Horwitz- at Mandel & Helen Horwitz wedding- Dec 1942- Palmer House
    Reuben & Paulina Horwitz- at Mandel & Helen Horwitz wedding- Dec 1942- Palmer House
    Little Art Sondler with his mother- Bea- and his grandmother- Paulina
    Little Art Sondler with his mother- Bea- and his grandmother- Paulina

    Documents
    July 5- 1882- to Genech-Girsh- son of Getsel-Leizer Gurvitch- citizen or Rezekne- and wife Baseva- daughter of Morduch- born son Yeruchim
    July 5- 1882- to Genech-Girsh- son of Getsel-Leizer Gurvitch- citizen or Rezekne- and wife Baseva- daughter of Morduch- born son Yeruchim
    yDNA Haplogroup Q-F1680 (Probably) +L245 +M378 +L275 +L232 + M242
    yDNA Haplogroup Q-F1680 (Probably) +L245 +M378 +L275 +L232 + M242
    David Howard and Jeff Horwitz have have their yDNA tested and we are both are in Haplogroup Q which probably evolved in Siberia about 20,000 years ago. About 4% of Northern European Jewish (Ashkenazim) men are in this group. Only Jewish men appear to have markers +L245 and +F1680. So far not many other Horwitz families have this marker. There is a lot of speculation how this got into the Jewish family. Only Jewish men have this marker in the Northern European population.