Basheva/Basseva Joffe

Basheva/Basseva Joffe

Female 1857 - Abt 1904  (47 years)

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  • Name Basheva/Basseva Joffe 
    • The Rezekne Family List shows her name as Brocha, daughter of Jankel and Second wife of Genech.She is shown as 45 in 1909 leading to a birth year of 1864. Could Brocha have been the third wife?
    • Bessie Horwitz gave her mother's name as Basheva.
    Born 1857  Druya, Disna District, Belarus Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Her first children (twin sons) were born in 1880 and her last children (twin daughters) were born in 1896. My guess is that she was probably born about 1857. She would have been 23 in 1880 and 39 in 1896. She apparently died a few years after giving birth to the twin daughters.(Dave Howard, Jul 2004)
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1904 
    • She died some time before Bessie left Rezekne because Henoch remmaried and had a third wife by the time she had left about 1908. We are using 1904 as an estimate. It is also assumed that she was burried in Rezekne. (Dave Howard, Jul 2004)
    Buried Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • My guess is that when they did the Rezekne Family List they only had the first and last wife and left out the middle wife. This will have to be verified.
    Person ID I1003  Complete
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2010 

    Father Morduch Joffa,   b. 1833, Druya, Disna District, Belarus Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Children 
    +1. Abe Rafael Horwitz/Gurevich/Gurvich,   b. 18 Jan 1880, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1946, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +2. Nathan/Nottie/Notta/Natha Gurevitch/Horwitz,   b. 18 Jan 1880, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, 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 61 years)
    +3. Reuben Horwitz,   b. 5 July 1882, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1948, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Getzel Leizer Horwitz,   b. Abt 1885, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1888, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
    +5. Simon Horwitz,   b. 26 Oct 1886, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1940, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     6. Aizik Horwitz/Gurevitch/Gurvich,   b. 1887, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1888, Rezekne, Latgale, Lavia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +7. Morris Horwitz,   b. 25 Aug 1891, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1945, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +8. Ida Horwitz,   b. Abt 1893, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1977, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
    +9. Florence Horwitz,   b. 25 Sep 1896, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1967, Inglewood, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +10. Bessie Horwitz,   b. 25 Sep 1896, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1979, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 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
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1857 - Druya, Disna District, Belarus Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Link to Google Earth
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