Robinson/Friedheim Town(s) of Origin #lithuania


Carol J. Robinson <caroljr@...>
 

I am trying to confirm the town(s) of origin of my Robinson family. My
grandfather was born in London, but his parents and grandparents came
from Russia. I was told they were >from the Vilna area. I have been
able to track down two pieces of evidence regarding their origin:

1. Isaac and Betsy (Yochabeila) Robinson's manifest. Their places of
birth listed on the manifest are hard to read but appear to be Galivan,
Gelivan, or Gelnaii, Russia. Yochabeila's maiden name was Freidheim,
and I found a Freidheim family arriving at Ellis Island as follows:
Sore and Chame Freichleim (children, last name mistranscribed) and Beila
Freidheim (mother, joining husband Carl Freidheim in NYC), January 02,
1904, place of residence Gelivan and Gilivan, Russia respectively.

2. Naturalization papers for Louis Robinson, Isaac and Yochabeila's
son. His birthplace (and that of his wife, Rachel) seems to read Velina
Russia, though the first letter is not absolutely certain.

I tried ShtetlSeeker and Shtetls of Lithuania and don't feel confident
that I have properly identified these locations. I would appreciate any
thoughts and information regarding them (and of course any contact with
anyone connected to these families). My Robinsons and Freidheims lived
in Chicago, Illinois once they arrived in the United States.

Carol Robinson
Alameda, California USA
caroljr@...

Researching:
WEINBERGER and WERTHEIMER, Korejócz, Hungary
ASTERSOHN, JACOBSOHN and LEWIS, Liepaja, Latvia
ROBINSON and FREIDHEIM, London and Lithuania;
ABRAHAMS (ABRAMS), London and Raseiniai Lithuania
WEINER and WEINSTEIN, Mikaliskis, Lithuania
GOLDSTEIN, JACOBSON, BIALOBLOTZKY, and IDZON (EDSON), Marijampole and
Suwalki, Lithuania
MESIGAL, Tels or Mejsagola, Lithuania

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