My GG-Grandfather was Bernad (Dov Bear) Friedman, who married Rachel Hamburger, producing my G-Grandfather Jacob (Abraham Alexander) Friedman (b.1839? Hungary). He married Jennie Neuwirth (b.1859 Hungary). She was the daughter of Wolf (Zev) Neuwirth and Rivka (Fredia) Wald.
They produced my Grandfather, William (Bernard) Friedman (b. 1887 New York), my father, Lewis Friedman and then myself Michael Friedman (Mikael ben David).
Around 1880-1885, my G-Grandfather Jacob Friedman came to the US and married my G-Grandmother Jennie (Neuwirth) Friedman in New York where they lived. They moved south to Georgia. They both died in Savannah, Georgia, USA (Jacob 1904 / Jennie 1938). Both Jacob and Jennie were born in Hungary.
Supposedly, all four of my GG-Grandparents, the (Friedman, Neuwirth, Wald, Hamburger)families were from Hungary. It is thought, that they came from an area (province or town?) in what was once part of Hungary (Austro-Hungarian Empire) called "Kirchdrauf", (later changed to Spisske-Podhradie, Czechoslovakia and finally to Spisske-Podhradie, Slovakia in 1955).
I am relatively sure they all were from what was once the Hungarian Empire, but not what town or province. As a matter offact, I am beginning to doubt that any of the males were from Kirchdraft/Spisske-Poddhradie as I am only really interested in the Friedman male line and I can not locate anything on "Friedman" connected with my Friedman line.
I have no information on any of my Friedmanfamily in Hungary (today Slovakia). Nor do I have any information on Friedman's that I might be related to here in Israel. I am convined that some of my family survived the Shoah, either in Europe or now here in Israel.
I just wanted to get this information out there so someone might be able to use it or possibly find a connection.Any comment is welcome.