I recently became aware of a Fanny Aguroff Mersky, daughter of Shmuilo Ogure (the
surnames are spelled many ways) >from Samokhvalovichi, Belarus. Several researchers
on geni.com and myheritage have Fanny in their trees.
My maternal gggf was a Shmuilo Ogure, also of Samokhvalovichi. My ggf was his son
Movshe. Based on dates, the surnames and the small size of the shtetl, I am
convinced that there is a connection. I know that Movshe had a sister Feige, and I
wonder if she became Fanny.
I have been unable to reach most of the profile managers, so I am hoping that
someone reading this recognizes the names. If you do, please contact me privately.
I am also researching the following names in the same general area, including Minsk
and Haradok: SHAPIRO, KAGANOVICH, SHEPSENWOHL, OGUR, and others.