Belarus SIG #Belarus A BOF success story #belarus


Joy Weaver <joyweave@...>
 

Clear DayI thought I'd add another success story. It encourages me to read
others.

A few days ago, Jenni Buch, leader for Brest district, sent me a listing she
found in an 1880 newspaper >from St. Petersburg, Russia. It was a list of
all the "deserters" who did not show up at the age of 21 for their 25-year
stint in the Csar's army. On that list was (after translation):

Dajbog Schmuel son of Joshua Wisoke-Litovsk

This has to be my grandfather! I have written to the list before about my
search for the reason my grandmother traveled to America under the name
"Deibach," when the family name here was Feinberg. Now I know. Everything
fits: my grandfather's given name was Schmuel, his father was Yeheshua and
he came >from Wisoke-Litovsk. He gave his age as 40 when my mother was born
in 1902, so age 21 in 1880 is within reason.

Now I know what name to search for in Belarus records.

Thank you, Jenni, and thank you SIG for forming the BOF groups so that
others would know what we are each looking for.

Joy Weaver,
Islip, NY

POLAND (Krasnik, Zaklikow, Lublin): Blumberg, Fogiel, Rosenel./
BELARUS (Wisoke-Litovsk, Brest, Grodno): Feinberg, Vilner, Greenberg,
Petruskitz, Deibach.

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