There is some dispute as to what my grandfather's Hebrew name was.
Cousins called him Benche -- with the "che" pronounced as in "chest."
I presume Benche is a nickname. But a nickname for what? If it is
relevant, he was born in Novogrudok, in northwest Minsk gubernia, in 1896.
Searching: GORDON, LEIBOWITZ, TSINKIN: Novogrudok, Bel. to Yonkers, NY/NYC
FRANKEL, KAPCHITS/KAPLAN, SHEVRIN: Starobin, Bel. to NYC
AGRANOWITZ/AGRAN: Mogilev Gub. to Baltimore, Md.
PESETZKY/POSESS: Skavshin/Pukhovici/Slutsk, Bel. to NYC/Conn.
YAFFE: Skavshin/Pukhovici, Bel. to Oakland/San Francisco, Cal.
BISKAR, ZUCKERMAN: Ignatovka/Zofyuvka/Rovno, Ukr. to Washington, DC