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Simon Ghertner was ‘So Blooming Happy’

News that Simon Ghertner was elated that his first child, Alven, had been born was reported in the Nashville Tennessean 26 April 1914 which was seven days after the blessed event.

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From the Nashville Tennessean 1908

Frank helped me find this in the archives of the Nashville Tennessean newspaper. There are hundreds of mentions of Simon Ghertner – Cullom & Ghertner, many of which are advertisements. I can say with some confidence the firm started in … Continue reading

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The founding of Cullom & Ghertner

I’m reposting this because I just received a picture of J.A. (John) Cullom  Joseph Alexander Cullom (name updated based on his death notice here) , co-founder of the printing company and have information about the date of the founding. Simon … Continue reading

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Simon Gertner’s ship to North America in 1900

I’ve found more than one record of Simon Ghertner, my grandfather,  having sailed to North America about 1900.  The steamer  Lake Ontario was built in 1887 by James Laing & Co for the Beaver Line. A voyage on this ship … Continue reading

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Shor Hezkel, 2x great grandfather of my generation

I have Alven Simon Ghertner’s communication files with Ghertner relatives in Israel and I found the name of Shor Hezkel, who was my 2X great grandfather. Hezkel  is a name more commonly known as Ezekial. It is uncertain when the … Continue reading

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Announcing a Tombstone photos page

I’ve gathered photos of over 25 ancestor tombstones and created a permanent page under the menu item “Miscellany… —>Tombstones” which you can see here and read about my ‘extensive travels’ to gather them. Here are four.  

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Who put the ‘h’ in Ghertner?

I recall my dad (Leonard Ghertner) told a story that Simon Ghertner’s name had been changed to include the ‘h’ at Ellis Island because ‘it looked better’. Actually it appears Simon Ghertner never entered the United States through Ellis Island. … Continue reading

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First names

Naming of children in the Block, Bloom, Gorden, Gruber, Scharff and Ghertner families (from Central and Eastern Europe) certainly seems to have followed a tradition of naming after an ancestor, although not necessarily one who had recently died as was … Continue reading

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