Re: Berkelheimer, Berkelhamer, Berkelhammer of Tarnow
My Grandfather,Chaim Berkelhamer, came to the U.S. around the turn of the last century.He brought his whole family around 1908.My father, Maurice Berkelhamer was born in July 1907 and he was 18 months old when he arrived here.They settled in Chicago, but I know there is "family" on the East Coast.
Tarnow was part of Austria-Hungary when he was born and is now part of Poland.Our Rabbi visited Poland earlier this year and said Tarnow was on their tour but that there is no Jewish Community there now.
Some of my father's siblings moved to California, and Florida.His sister Beatrice and her family remained in this area.None of that generation (my father's) is still living but there are a number of my generation, their children and grandchildren in Chicagoland and the LA area.
Please let me know about your family.