Re: Latvia SIG dues #courland #latvia


Dear Arlene:
Thanks for the message. I'm sending my dues to Mike today. I'm
researching LURIE, GREENSPOHN, FRIEDMAN, AND zIV. My grandfather, Abraham
Lurie was born in the Kursaniai area of Lithuania in 1860, married my
grandmother Nechama Greenspohn and had their seven kids (including my mother)
in Laizuva on the Lithuanian side of the river that separates Lithuania >from
Latvia. Then they lived in Vainoden and Libau and maybe in the Hasenpoth
area. All the children except one emmigrated to US oR South Africa before
World War I. and Abraham and Nechama returned to Lithuania in the Mazeikiai
area after World War I, where Abraham died in 1920 or 1921 and Nechama came
to the U.s. They always called themselves Courlanders. The one uncle of mine
who didn't emmigrate was Icik Lurie, a butcher, who was lost in the Holocaust
with his wife Chaya (don't know her last name) but born in Pilten, Latvia and
their five children. I think some of the children were born in Latvia.
Congratulations on your new position. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to talk
with you personally in SLC, but will contribute to your projects,
particularly in the areas mentioned. thank you.
Harold Arkoff HBArkoff@...

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