The Life and Times of Ellen & Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950 (Lithuania/Pennsylvania) #lithuania


Dear LitvakSIGdom,

Your LitvakSIG Online Journal is pleased to announce the e-publication of
"The Life and Times of Ellen and Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950" by Marvin L.
Simner, Ph.D.

Ellen Slasovitch Cohen was born in 1871 in Veisiejai, Lithuania, and her
husband Jacob Cohen was born in 1871 in Vilnius. In the 1890s, they
emigrated to America, where "Between the time of his arrival in 1896 and
his death in 1940, Jacob served as chazzan, mohel, and/or schochet in at
least five synagogues."

Mr. Cohen's first American appointment was in Plymouth, PA. He also
worked in Shamokin, PA, Lynchburg, VA, Charleston, SC, and Scranton, PA.
This article delves into Jewish life in Veisiejai, Lithuania, as well as
in various places in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

To read this new article, please visit

And to read the wealth of additional articles available to you via the
LitvakSIG Online Journal, including "What's in a Name? The Problem of
Name Changes in the Search for Family Roots," "Memorials for Lithuania
Shtetls in Cholon, Israel," "Another Surinamer Surfaces," "Box-Tax
Paperwork Records" and more, please consult the Table of Contents at

Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Editor, LitvakSIG Online Journal

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