"Bril" on manifest of Beile Woland from Wohyn, Poland #general
Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
Hi all. This is my first ever post. I am trying to help my husband's 95 year old
grandmother track down any living descendants of her aunt, Beile Woland, who
arrived in the US in 1911 >from Wohyn, Poland. In the box on the manifest where it
says who paid for passage, Beile's entry says "bril," as do many of the others. I
apologize if this is a dumb question, but does that mean brother-in-law?
Also, if anyone is particularly good at deciphering old school handwriting, please
let me know if you can read the manifest. I can make out what appears to be "Summer
Street, Lynn, Mass" but the name is a mystery. She is line 12:
It appears to be initial A (which matches with a recollection of an uncle named
"Avram" >from Lukow) but the last name could be Kutner? Rufner? Neither of those
match any of the surnames >from the Lukow records on JewishGen. Beile's sister was
named Henia, but I cannot find any records of her at all. I have pored over the
1910 and 1920 censuses looking for a match at a Summer Street address (is it 189?
180? 106?) to no avail, yet. Any info would be appreciated, but nailing down what
"bril" means would help me enormously.
Thanks so much.
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