Getzel Leizer Horwitz

Getzel Leizer Horwitz

Male Abt 1885 - 1888  (~ 3 years)

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  • Name Getzel Leizer Horwitz 
    Born Abt 1885  Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Aug 1888  Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Rezekne vital records have this entry: 14 Aug 1888, from croup in the age 3 years old died Gurovitch Getzel-Leizer, son of Genech Hirsh Gurevitch.

      This indicates a birth year of 1885 (or 1884).
    Person ID I7973  Complete
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2004 

    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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1885 - Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Aug 1888 - Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    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.
    History of Horwitz Surname
    History of Horwitz Surname
    Article on Horwitz Surname by Dr. Alexander Beider