Town identification assistance requested #general


Jeff Miller
 

My relative Mike GORE put on his petition for naturalization that he was >from
Ruchane Kovna Russia (which I take to be Lithuania since that is where my related
LAN and IUDELOVICH/YUDELOWITZ families are from).

The GORE's came to Chicago and ended up in Los Angeles, but many of my family came
to and stayed in the New York area. I Google and also checked JewishGen without
being able to identify this place (I know some family members were >from Kaunas,
which was referred to by Jews as Kovno, but the Ruchane portion is not known.)

Another relative, Etta YUDLEVITZ, said she was born in Pogave, Russia. This is
again believed to be in Lithuania , particularly since her father Yane is believed
to have been born in Panevezys, Lithuania, and other Yudelowitz ancestors were
nearby in Pumpenai.

I'm looking for assistance in identifying these two places -- Ruchane Kovna Russia,
and Pogave, Russia, both believed to be in what had been the Kaunas Guberniya
province), probably not far >from either the Panevezys town or the Kaunas town.

Thank you for any assistance or recommendations.

Jeff Miller
Maryland, US
singingtm@comcast.net
Researching; LAN/LANE, WIENER, YUDELOWITZ/IUDELOVITCH, CHODOSH/CHODASH, BLANKFORT,
GORE, WHITEMAN/WEISSMAN, FINKELSTEIN, KOMINS, HIRSHORN, GREENWALD primarily >from
Lithuania

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