Interesting, BAKSH(I) is a common name among Sfardim. In Turkish, it means
"garden." In some Indian languages it is a term used for officers of the ruler's
court especially financiers.
There were Turkish Jews in the Crimea. I wonder if Laura's grandmother's
family was of Sephardic origin. She might like to with a Sephardic or Turkish
Jewish genealogical list serve.
Did anybody in the family take the name BAUMGARTEN, GARTEN or PARDES? They
all mean "garden" or "orchard" in various languages.
Did anybody take the name WIRTSCHAFTER? That is German for ruler's financiers.