STAM from Suwalki (EPSTEIN & SMORGONSKI connections) #general


Researching family of Chana Dwora STAM b. 1849 Suwalki, dau. of Efroim STAM &
Necha DWORSKI. There are several documents available through the JRI-P site,
but I am trying to establish whether Chana Dwora married in Suwalki, and to
whom. I believe she is my great-great grandmother Anna Dora "STONE"
(1849-1949) who m. Abram Icko SMORGONSKI (WOLFSON) of Sejny. Chana Dwora
STAM's brother, Jacob, is found going to a sister C. EPSTEIN at the address for
my g-g-grandparents in Pittsburgh. Either there is sister C. who is not Chana
Dwora (perhaps a Chawa?), or there was some confusion in the ship manifest.

The STAM family of Suwalki, Kalywaria, and Augustow did change their name to
STONE in the USA. They appear to have primarily settled in Newark, NJ, but
have also heard of cousins in Baltimore (including a dentist Stone),
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and my family has a tradition of Boston.

There may also be a connection to Rabbi Israel STAM of Kelme, who was born in
Grodno area, and apparently died in Israel.

Thanks in advance for your attention to this.

Evan W. Wolfson
Pittsburgh, PA

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