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Rivera, Argentina

Rivera, Argentina

Rivera is the town in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina where my father's first cousin Ewald Samenfeld emigrated to from Diepholz, Germany and raised a family. Ewald married someone named Lisa and had two sons, Carlos, and Mario.

Rivera was founded by Jewish immigrants who came from Russia, Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe at the beginning of 20th century. They settled down mainly in the provinces of Entre Rios, Santa Fe, and Buenos Aires in colonies established by the Jewish Colonization Association, with a seat in London. The JCA was created in 1891 and directed by the Jewish philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsch to offer a partial solution to the Jewish national question at the time.

Many of these settlers laid down in the fields around Rivera. Initially, a little more than 70 families settled the area, who after years of perseverance and tenacity, managed to turn that thin earth into a prosperous place. By 2006, Rivera had nearly 3,000 inhabitants.


Diepholz, Germany / Samenfeldstrasse

Diepholz, Germany / Samenfeldstrasse

Diepholz is the town in Lower Saxony, Gemany where my Opa Adolph Samenfeld was from. Falk Liebezeit has informed me that there is a Samenfeldstrasse in Diepholz which is shown in this photo.

On March 17, 1684 Samuel and Simon Moyses were allowed by Duke Ernst August of Brunswick and Lunenberg to settle in Diepholz with their families for ten years. They should provide the rural population with loans/credits. After ten years, on March 27, 1694, the protection letter was renewed.

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Jerusalemer Platz: Hale/Saale

Jerusalemer Platz: Hale/Saale

Where the purple pin is in this photo is where the memorial to the synagogue that the Pfifferling family attended is.

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The Halle (Saale) Synagogue

The Halle (Saale) Synagogue

Jewish synagogue
The Halle (Saale) synagogue is a place of worship for the city's Jewish community (Approx. 700 members in Halle). The unadorned meeting hall is built with a Moorish flair, with large, arched windows. A tower in the middle of the front wall is topped with one of the four characteristic domes.

Humboldtstraße 52
06114 Halle (Saale)


Sudstrasse 63: Halle/Saale

Sudstrasse 63: Halle/Saale

The house that belonged to my mother's uncle & aunt, Adolph & Therese Pfifferling, Sudstrasse (South Road) 63, had been used as a day care center for seniors, etc. (It has been moved to a larger building)
This is only a few blocks where my mother lived, which was also where the Pfifferling brothers had their livestock business.
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Datterode, Germany

Datterode, Germany

This is the town in Germany where the Pfifferling family was originally from. My mother's great-great-grandfather, Sander, great-grandfather, Joseph, and her grandfather, Sander, were all born in Datterode. Joseph and his wife, Jettchen, had 13 children. Their house, Brunnenstraße 24,(where the red pin is) is still known as “the 13-children house”. Opa Karl's oldest sister, Meta, and older brother, Adolph, were also born in Datterode. The family then moved to Wanfried, and then again to Halle/Saale.


Halle/Saale

Halle/Saale

Where the purple pin is in this photo is where 17 Frankestrasse, the building where the Pfifferlings lived, was. The building was bombed in the war. This is the location where I had the Stolpersteine (tripping stone) for Julius Pfifferling placed. There is a new apartment house where 17 Frankastrasse was. You can also see the proximity to the Hauptbahnhof train station and the Riebeckplatz.


Shorewood

Shorewood

The Jacobsohn's and Oma Dina lived at 4428 N. Sheffield Ave. in Shorewood. they moved there in 1955. This was very traumatic for me as until I was 6 we all lived in the same duplex. Irma and Walter Jacobsohn lived there for 38 years.


Whitefish Bay

Whitefish Bay

This is an image of our home at 1729 E. Cumberland Blvd (the red pin). in Whitefish Bay. We moved there in 1956 and were the first owners. My mother sold the house in 1985. The lot that our house was built on had been part of the property of our next-door neighbor, Dr. Guzetta.


The Bronx

The Bronx


My father's family settled in the Kingsbridge section of The Bronx New York. They lived at 2710 Sedgwick Ave (the building with the pin). The arterial road at the intersection is Kingsbridge Rd.


Oakland Ave.

Oakland Ave.

Oma Julcchen & Opa Karl lived in the apartment building, second from the corner in the middle of the picture. This was 4 blocks from our house on Farwell.


Milwaukee/Eastside

Milwaukee/Eastside

This image shows the duplex at 2630/32 Farwell Ave (next to the pin). where the Jacobshn and Samenfeld families lived. My father purchased the house in 1946 on the GI Bill. The Jacobsohn's and Oma Dina lived downstairs and we lived upstairs. There were nine of us altogether, we were like one big family.


Milwaukee/Lower Eastside

Milwaukee/Lower Eastside

This is the apartment building at 1604 E. Kane Pace (where the pin is) where the Pfifferling family lived after first staying at a boarding house on Prospect Ave. It is where my mother lived when she met my father.


Halle an der Saale

Halle an der Saale

This aerial photograph of Halle/Saale is from the website of the photographer, Felix Abraham. Franken Strasse 17, the Pfifferling home address would be seen in this picture in relation to the new stadium in the picture. the view is facing the northeast and from consulting google Maps going straight up, near the top of the photo, approximately a total distance of 20 city blocks would be where my mother's family lived.


Lavelsloh Aerial

Lavelsloh Aerial

Lavelsloh / North Rhein Westphalia

This is the current view of Lavelsloh, the town where my father and Tante Irma were born. the building where their home and business was no longer exists.


Lavelsloh / Diepenau

Lavelsloh / Diepenau

The yellow pin shows the relation of Lavelsloh to the larger town of Diepenau.


2630/32 N. Farwell Ave.

2630/32 N. Farwell Ave.

Although this is not an aerial image, the aerial image of the house is in this album.
This is the house on Milwaukee's east side that my father bought using the GI Bill in 1946. The Jacobsohn family and Oma Dina lived downstairs and we lived upstairs. We moved to Whitefish Bay in May of 1956 just after I turned 7. The Jacobsohns had moved to Shorewood one year earlier.


Brooklyn Navy Yard

Brooklyn Navy Yard

My father worked here at the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a welder before he enlisted in the army. Okay, so this isn't a Google Earth image But it's an aerial shot and I just felt like putting it here.


Milwaukee Stockyards

Milwaukee Stockyards

The Milwaukee Stockyards was where my father and Uncle Walter sold the cattle that they bought from the farmers of southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. Due to changes in the cattle business the stockyards have been closed. They were already closed down when this photo was taken. If this image would've been taken years ago, you certainly would see much activity.


Maktplatz Aerial

Maktplatz Aerial

This is one of the main attractions of Halle an der Saale, the Marktplatz. It is only a few city blocks from where the Pfifferlings lived.