Dear Litvak SIG:
I was recently lucky enough to find my great-grandfather's death, will and
probate records in a FHL film of Transvaal Supreme Court documents: MOSES
ABRAHAM COHEN died in JOHANNESBURG on June 27, 1947. In the death notice his place of birth is listed as SAD, Lithuania, in 1860.
In the will, he left sums of money to "the children of my late sister, TAUBE KRAMER [born Cohen] of SAD, LITHUANIA" and "to the children of my late sister, SARAH LEAH SIVE of SAD, LITHUANIA". He also left something "To my friend and relation CHANE LURIE of SAD, LITHUANIA."
I had previously been led to believe that this GGF was >from PUSALOTAS, not
SAD. He was married to SARAH STEIN of PUSALOTAS, apparently in PUSALOTAS.
My question to the SIG is which shtetl is SAD? ShtetlSeeker comes up with
two matches for SAD, modern day SEDA (Siady) and SETA (Shat/Shaty). Do any
of you have a sense of which of these would have landed up being called "SAD" in South Africa? Do any of you recognize the family names COHEN, KRAMER, SIVE and LURIE >from SAD?
Harry Glauber (Portland, Oregon)
searching GLAUBER >from SILUVA (SHIDLOVO) and SOUTH AFRICA, PINKUS/PINEAS
from MEMEL/KLAIPEDA and SOUTH AFRICA, WISE/WEISS >from SHEFFIELD UK andYONISKIS and COHEN/KAGAN >from LITHUANIA and SOUTH AFRICA.
MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please put only surnames in all capital letters.