Researching GELLIN or GELIN (originally from Gellin, France) then Slonim, Grodno, Russia (Belarus) #belarus

Karen Wyman <ancestoire@...>

I am looking for assistance locating an ancestor GELLIN (or GELIN)
believed to be >from Gellen, Doubs, Franche-Comt, France. He fought in
the Russian Campaign of 1812 and was wounded and it is believed that he
made his way to Slonim, Grodno, Russia (Belarus) where he married a
Russian woman and remained.

The next ancestor known is probably a grandson, Alexander GELLIN, born
Slonim, Grodno about 1840. Do not know his wife's name. His children
were: Rivka, Sarah and David GELLEN. (David GELLEN was born around 1867
in Slonim).

David GELLEN married Goldie SOLOMON presumably in Slonim, then
immigrated to New York about 1900.

Goldie and children: Abram, Herschel (Harry) Schlame (Samuel) and
Weiwel (William) all immigrated on 20 Jul 1906 on the SS Mississippi.
Daughters Celia and Pauline traveled separately (I have not located
their manifests.) Son Hyman was born in NYC.

I have not been able to locate any information on the family pre-1906,
when Goldie and children emigrated.

Any assistance with locating information or additional ideas where to
search for the family in Russia/Belarus (and France), would be most

Thank you,
Karen Katz Wyman
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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