On both the 1917 NYC Naturalization Papers of Oscar Mennen & the 1923 NYC
Naturalization Papers of his brother Joseph Mennen, [surname originally
Manewitz], they both say they were born in Gordeefka.
However, Joseph’s 1911 NYC Passenger Manifest & WW I Military Cards, states
he was born in Kostiukowitz, Mogliev, Russia
Oscar’s 1905 Passenger Manifest only states his last residence was
Kostiukowitz, WW I Military Card birth place is blank & WW II Military Card
states only Mogiliev.
I understand Mogilev is the province and I’ve looked at all the towns listed
on JewishGen’s Town Finder 1900 Mogilev Province Database. I’m trying to
connect Gordeefka which I cannot find with Kostiukowitz [today,
Kastsyukovichy, Belarus]. Perhaps, Gordeeefka was a small shtetl in the
vicinity. Just can’t find it.
All suggestions welcome.
SCHLACHTER, DROBIS, BARON SKODOWITZ, MORVITZ [MOFTEZ] – Kovarsk & Aniksht
SIMONSOHN – Riga
KRAUSE, WASHILKOVSKY, WEISS – Bialystok
DAJCZ [DEUTSCH], MONTE, MOSHKOVSKY, MEIROVITZ, ROCKOVITZ, KUTZNITZ,
BUKOVITZKI – Slonim
PALEY, FUKSON [FOX], GOLDBERG, GREENWALD - Bobruisk