I am very fortunate to have a 95 year old great aunt to talk to on a regular
basis. She always remembers something new when we speak, but sometimes the
information is incomplete. However, there is always an element of truth that
takes me on a new path of genealogy adventure and discovery!
The latest bit of information is that we had cousins who lived in West
Virginia, possibly near the Pennsylvania border. Unfortunately, they may have had
a different last names. My aunt recalls some of these relatives owned a
big department store and were quite well off. I imagine the time they lived
there could have been as early as 1915 and beyond.
If anyone out there knows a bit about the West Virginian Jewish community
and/or had relatives immigrate there >from the Ukraine, please email me
privately. The towns they might have come >from include: Belilovka, Berdychiv,
Lipovets, Pliskov, Priluki, Samgorodok, Skvira, Vakhnovka, Zhytomyr or
I sent emails out privately, but in case someone was missed, a big thank you
to all who helped me find a missing Ellis Island manifest. Very much
appreciate everyone's generous spirit!
Happy New Year,
Paris, France: LEFELMAN, LIPOVETSKY
Ukraine: BERMAN, BLAS, BLEKHMAN, CHESSIN, CHOLODENKO, DICKTER, FELDMAN,
FISCHER, GITERMAN, GLASS, KVACHINSKIJ, KWAIT, LEFELMAN, LIPOVETSKY,
MEZHERITZKY, MORITZ, OSCHERANKO, PETROVSKI, SELDMAN, SHAPIRA, SHIFFMAN, WEXLER,
ZEISLER Vilnius, Lithuania, FELMAN