Judith F. Russell <jrussell2@...>
Might a family have been called Friedman in Courland, Abramovitz in Pasvalystoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Lithuania, then Friedman again upon emigration to USA? It seems possible
with my family, but I am uncertain of the Courland aspects.
The included text, below, is my family on the 1908 Revision list for
Pasvalys, Lithuania, my grandfather being Shlioma Abramovitz who was known
in USA as Sol Friedman. This family was in Pasvalys for a time and also
Wilkasviskis. Moses is said to have been married previous to his marriage
to Mere Gita Caesarsky/Tsarsky.
However, Shlioma's WWII draft registration and other family notes have their
origin as Courland. Shlioma would have been born >from 1870 - 1880 in
Courland, his father was Moses.
So, the family was known in the USA as Friedman and I wonder if it is
possible that Friedman/Freidman was also their name in Courland before they
were in Pasvalys as Abramovitz? I ask because I see a Moses Freidmann,
correct age, father Schmuel, in the 1871 Recruitments list through the
Latvia, Courland Registers available on ancestry.com. He was >from Kuldiga.
Grateful for your thoughts and suggestions. I'd be glad to supply further
Judith Friedman Russell
Watkinsville, Georgia, USA
This is the family as listed in Lithuanian Records. We have most of the
immigration records, the oldest arriving in 1884 as Abramovitz, the rest as
Name:Movsha Shimel AbramovichGender:MaleAge:83Birth Year:abt 1825