Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Inquiring about a possible family connection - Hersch HELFER from Brody, Poland #galicia

Joyce Eastman

I am trying to determine if there are any records that indicate that
my 3x great-grandfather, Hersch HELFER is the brother of Chaim
HELFER. Both were born in Brody, Poland. While I do not have any
dates of birth or death for my 3x great-grandfather, I know >from my
research that Chaim HELFER was born about 1797 and died on April
24, 1853 at the age of 56. It is interesting to note that the first born
children of both Hersch and Chaim HELFER were born in 1819. Also,
that Hersch HELFER's wife died on August 19, 1834. She was also
from Brody, Poland.
Confirming the relationship between Hersch HELFER and Chaim
HELFER is key to my being able to join all the HELFER information I
obtained >from my researcher years ago - as well as >from various
individuals who are also researching the HELFER family line, who are
most likely all distant cousins on my paternal grandmother's side.
My paternal grandmother was Sime Bruche HELFER, daughter of
Aron ZINKOWER and Judith/Judes HELFER - all born in Brody,

Please respond privately with any information/documentation or
suggestions of where to look to resolve this issue. I have researched
JewishGen, JRI-Poland, as well as the Gesher Galicia Database and without any success. I currently have a virtual tree on Thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able
to provide to assist me in resolving this possible family connection.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA

Researching: WILDER / HONIG / HELFER / ZINKOWER: Brody,
Poland / Ukraine and Vienna, Austria; RUFEISEN: Biala / Sucha /
Zywiec / Szare, Poland, Israel, Germany and Brazil; SCHEIER /
ROBINSOHN: Biala / Sucha, Poland and Stanislawow, Poland /
Ukraine (Ivano-Frankvisk); FRANKL / FODOR / PORGES /
GROSSMANN/ KOHN / WEISZ: Vaj Ujhely, Hungary / Trencin, Slovakia

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