Seeking guidance re Victorian London synagogues/cemeteries #lithuania


David Gordon <dgordon@...>
 

My great-grandfather, Louis (Lazar) Gordon was born in Lithuania in
1866 or 1872.

Question 1. The passenger manifest lists his birthplace as Vilna. Later, right next to that, someone wrote in pencil, Kovno, but without crossing out Vilna. Can anyone explain which city I should be searching in for my family?

Question 2. My great-grandfather came to England at some point, whether alone or with his family is unclear. He married my great-grandmother, Flora (Bluma) Levin(e) at the "East London Synagogue" in 1894. They
listed their address as 34 Grey Eagle Street. The birth certificate for their eldest son, Nathan, lists their address as 28 Spital Street. My great-great grandfather, Nathan (presumably for whom his grandson was named) is named on the wedding certificate as deceased. Where ought I to look, synagogue or cemetery, for any records pertaining to Nathan, on the off-chance that he came to London and died there?

Thanks for your help.
David Gordon
dgordon@interaccess.com
Chicago, Illinois

Searching:
HORWITZ: Smolevichi, Lapichi, Bobruisk?, GORDON: Kovno (or Vilna?)
GEBALOVITCH: Borisov, LEVIN: Kaunas, DRAZIN: Bobruisk
BENENSON: Borisov, HURWITZ: Gomel

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