Joseph Frederick Strausman
|Also Known As:||"Joe", "Hebrew name (self-given): Yosef Shlomo / יוסף שלם"|
|Current Location::||New York City, New York, United States of America|
|Birthplace:||Manhattan, New York County, New York City, New York, United States of America|
About Joseph Frederick Strausman
(One of the) family genealogist(s), depending on what side of which you are talking.
1/2 Jewish (Ashkenazi) from my father's side; 3/16 Irish (Catholic), 1/16 Scottish (Outer Hebrides), 1/8 Norwegian, and 1/8 "Old Stock American" (largely English with some Scottish, Welsh, and Irish) from my mother's.
I've worked mostly and am experienced with English (Thirteen Colonies and England), Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic and Sephardic) genealogy. Done a little work on French-Canadian, too.
Joseph for my biological grandfather who passed away when my father was in adolescence, Frederick for my mother's adoptive father's middle name (though my tree is for my biological ancestors), and Strausman is a Germanic surname, though adopted on my Jewish side (i.e., no European roots). The Strausmans probably came from Lviv Oblast, now Ukraine, possibly from the city of Drohobych.
I gave myself the Hebrew name "Yosef Shlomo" (יוסף שלם) because Yosef is the Hebrew form of Joseph and Solomon (Shlomo) was my paternal grandfather(also named Joseph)'s middle name. Also my middle name Frederick means "peaceful ruler" (from a Germanic source) and Solomon (a king of Israel) means "peaceable," so I consider it to be the Hebrew cognate.
Proud of all my heritage.
Don't be shy from messaging me if you need or want!