In a message dated 9/1/0, Burt Altman wrote in part:
<< I would like to inquire >from the list if anyone has heard of the town of
"Berdiansh," in the Ukraine? It was listed on the Ellis Island ship
manifest as my paternal grandfather's place of residence. Other possible
places of residence I have documented are Kobelyaki and Kerch, and through
your help, I've located those places.
Does "Berdiansh" ring a bell with anyone? Could it be some type of
spelling variation of another town, or the shortened form for another town? >>
Given Mr. Altman's mention of the town of Korostyshev, I think that
Berdichev was "Berdiansh" which is probably the mistranscription made by an
Korostyshev is northwest of and not far >from Berdishev, where my
grandfather Isidor Belkowsky was born. I've not quite yet made out his
passport, but >from the handwritting on it, I have the impression that
Isidor's mother came >from Korostyshev.
Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.