Karen Baker wrote:
My great-grandmother died before my Dad was born. She was the second
wife of my great-grandfather. I never knew what her surname was.
I wondering if if my grandfathers middle name might offer a clue. He
was born 12/24/1904 in Nemirov Ukraine(Pale of the settlement) and he,
along with he parents and most siblings came to the US in 1914.
Is it possible his middle name could have been given in honor of his
Yes, this is possible. I have this situation in my family who came >from the
Cherkassy District and settled in Fall River, Massachusetts in the early 18
90s. In this situation the wife's maiden name was DUPLANSKY but was shortened
to TOPAL in the US. The immigrant couple had a son in 1903 in Fall River
and gave him the middle name of Topal.
Researching UDITSKY, LESCHINSKY, BRYNES, BREINES, PLOTKE, EPPELBAUM