Belarus SIG #Belarus GANTOVNIKS in Vidzy/Widze (now Belarus). #belarus


Eric Svirskis
 

Dear Genners,

from time to time I have asked about my maternal ggm Frejda GANTOVNIK (b.
Stayachisock between 1851 & 1861, died 1937) but lived in Vidzy (now
Belarus). She married Leon FLEXER in 1878. It is believed that all
GANTOVNIKS or GONTOVNIKS (which may be more correct, according to Howard
Gontovnik) originate in Stayachisok but I have not been able to tie her in
with anything so far that I have found.

It seems that there was also a Rachel/Rakhel GANTOVNIK also in Vidzy who
was related (connection unknown) but that would have been her married name!
The Pages of Testimony show she was born in 1892, in Widze (sic), & had a
child aged 12 in 1941 (year of her death). I do not know about the child.
This information was submitted by Yisrael GENTON in 1955. I am told that
family members live in Israel and now call themselves GAN. In browsing I
wonder if there are other variations (e.g. GENTON, as above) as I have also
seen the surname GAN TOV.

I am interested in information on my family also how they are related to
each other and fit into the overall GANTOVNIK/GONTOVNIK picture.

Please reply privately.

Eric Svirskis,
Melbourne, Australia.
svire@melbpc.org.au

Interested in: FLEXER, GANTOVNIK, GESKIN, GROSSBEIN, MUSZKATBLAT, OKUN,
SRAGOWITZ, SVIRSKI, SVIRSKIS or SWIRSKY, & ZILBERMAN - mainly from
Lithuania: Danilovichiai/Draustine, Dolhinov, Kovno/Kaunas,
Panevesz/Panecevysz, and Widze/Vidzy (now Belarus).

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