Nathan/Nottie/Notta/Natha Gurevitch/Horwitz

Nathan/Nottie/Notta/Natha Gurevitch/Horwitz

Male 1880 - 1941  (61 years)

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  • Name Nathan/Nottie/Notta/Natha Gurevitch/Horwitz 
    Nickname Notta, Nathan 
    Born 18 Jan 1880  Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On September 3, 1927, whe he was living on Matisa Street, 36 in Riga, he obtained a birth record. The record stated: 2 March 1880 at the citizen of Rezekne, Genech Girsh Leizerov Gurvitch and wife Basheva born 2 sons: Aba-Rafael and Nota.

      Nota is a Polish form of the Bible Name, Nathan or Hebrew name Nosn.
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Dec 1941  Rumbula, Riga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Natan Gurevitz, Male, 56, Born in Sebezh, Sebezh, Kalinin, Russia, Married to Raisa Gorovitz. Residence, Riga, Rigas, Vidzeme, Latvia. he was a Pharmacist, he died at the Rumbula, Rigas, Vidzeme, Latvia, submitted by Nekhama Gorovitz perlmuter, his niece, resident of Israel, 30 June 1999. [sic]
    Person ID I0380  Complete
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2014 

    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 Raisa Gurevitch,   b. 3 March 1889, Sebez, Sebezh, Kalinin, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1941, Rumbula, Riga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Children 
     1. Chaim Gurevitch,   b. 17 Jan 1915, Riga, Vidzeme, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1941, Rumbula, Riga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    Family ID F546  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jan 1880 - Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Dec 1941 - Rumbula, Riga, Latvia Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Horwitz Brothers and Sisters: Morris, Florence, Ida and Bessie with their older brother Nathan just before the they left Europe for America.
    Horwitz Brothers and Sisters: Morris, Florence, Ida and Bessie with their older brother Nathan just before the they left Europe for America.
    Nathan Gurevich- photo taken in Riga- Latvia before WWII. The street is still in Riga where the photo was taken.
    Nathan Gurevich- photo taken in Riga- Latvia before WWII. The street is still in Riga where the photo was taken.
    Nathan Gurevich (Horwitz) taken when he first went into the army in 1902
    Nathan Gurevich (Horwitz) taken when he first went into the army in 1902
    Nathan Gurevich and his family- photo taken September 21- 1922.
    Nathan Gurevich and his family- photo taken September 21- 1922.
    Latvian Passport issued to Notte Gurevitch
    Latvian Passport issued to Notte Gurevitch
    Notte Gurevich Face
    Notte Gurevich Face

    Documents
    Nathan Gurevich - This is the back of the photo in the army over coat. It says that he just entered the army in 1902.
    Nathan Gurevich - This is the back of the photo in the army over coat. It says that he just entered the army in 1902.
    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.
    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
    History of Horwitz Surname
    History of Horwitz Surname
    Article on Horwitz Surname by Dr. Alexander Beider

    Albums
    Riga Latvia - Oct 31, 2002
    Riga Latvia - Oct 31, 2002 (11)
    Riga is a lovely city on the banks of the Daugava River just as it enters the Baltic Sea. There is an old town which has been beautifully preserved or restored. This area is mostly a walking area. Cars may enter but must have pass cards. There rest of the city is modern and spread out. Since the fall of the Soviet Union almost all signs are in Latvian or English. There are suburban areas with wide roads and stand alone stores. Latvia exports large quantities of timber from its forrested lands. The Daugava River used to carry the logs to the seaport. Now trucks carry the logs to Riga. The Daugava was an important entrance into Central Europe for the Vikings in ancient times.