Re: Two brothers listed as one person #latvia


Mike Posnick
 

In my GOLDFUS family >from Laukuva, there are two brothers, Gershon Yitzhak
ben Chaim GOLDFUS (ca. 1830-ca. 1895) and Yehudah Leib ben Chaim GOLDFUS
(ca. 1836-ca. 1921). The list of Rabbi Electors for Laukuva of 25 February
1914 contains a record for a Leyb Gershon GOLDFUS, son of Chaim, age 71 (b.
ca. 1843). I assume that both brothers have been combined in the Rabbi
Electors record. Despite the discrepancy in birth years, the record must
pertain to my relatives because the family name GOLDFUS is rare and Laukuva
was small.

Mike Posnick
Minneapolis, Minnesota

In his Litvak SIG message of 6/24/2005 01:00 AM, Harold Rhode wrote:

In records >from Lithuania for both my paternal (northern Lithuania) and
maternal (southeastern Lithuania) two brothers are listed as one person.
I don't know why although I assume that it may have something to do with
trying to avoid the Russian draft. I am curious to know how common this
practice was. Has anyone else come across such records?

Harold Rhode

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