Is 'Wesse' the town of Jejse (Yeysi, Jaisa, Jaisi, Jajsi, Ya'isi) in Vilna, Belarus? #general


Netty 01 <netty_the_1st@...>
 

Hello JewishGen and fellow members,

I am attempting to trace the place of birth of my great grandfather Alfred
Lewis.

In my family tree album, my mother recorded:

Alfred Lewis
Born 1855
Place of Birth: Wesse, Poland (Russia)

Alfred Lewis migrated to Australia (via Manchester, England) in 1888. His
profession was master tailor.

I cannot find any references to Wesse, which I believe has been anglicized.
Google searches seemed to indicate Wesse may also be pronounced Jesse?
Using JewishGen, I have come up with Jejse [Polish], Belarus (also known as
Yeysi, Jaisa, Jaisi, Jajsi, Ya'isi).

The date of my great grandfather's birth in 1855 fits with the town being
part of the Russian empire, at that time.

This is what I found on JewishGen about Jejse:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=A0027

I would appreciate any information to help me confirm the identity of Wesse.

Thanking you in anticipation

Jeanette Anderson ID 765987

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