Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia SPERBER from Sieniawa #galicia

Joseph Lonstein

Dear SIG,

In the JRI-Poland records I recently found an unknown (to me) sister of
my great-grandfather. I'm now searching for her descendants. The
family is:

Marim SCHYRAK/SHERAK/SZYROK (b. 1874), daughter of Solomon
SCHYRAK/SHERAK/SZYROK >from Sieniawa and Reisl SCHIPPER >from
Kanczuga. Marim SCHYRAK/SHERAK/SZYROK married in Sieniawa to
Moses Wolf SPERBER (b. 1870), son of Lieb SPERBER and Lea LAUFER.
Moses Wolf SPERBER had a sister named Sara Gitla LAUFER
(not SPERBER) married to Munie VERSTANDIG in Sieniawa.

Children of Marim SCHYRAK/SHERAK/SZYROK and Moses Wolf

1) Liebish (b. 1900) - deported >from Vienna and killed in Auschwitz. I
cannot find anything more about him online at Yad Vashem or other
databases (DOEW,,
2) Beile (b. 1902)
3) Samuel (b. 1904, d. 1905)
4) Mendel (b. 1906)
5) Lea (b. 1909)
6) Zelig (b. 1911)

I found other SPERBERs >from Sieniawa a generation older than these
children, and I don't know if there's a connection or not yet: On Ellis
Island database there's an Israel SPERBER (b. 1874) coming to NYC in
1893, Sam SPERBER (b. 1887) coming to NYC in 1905 to meet a Vinea
Raudsis (Raudnitz?), and Liebish SPERBER (b. 1872) coming to NYC in
1898 to meet sister E. BURSTEIN. I can trace these three men in the
U.S. Census records, but so far find no connection. Elsewhere I found
an Abraham SPERBER (b. 1892) >from Sieniawa who was killed in
Brussels in 1942.

I would love to hear >from anyone with a connection to this family - no
SPERBERs >from Sieniawa appear on JGFF - or suggestions for leads on
the SCHYRAK/SPERBER children named above.

Thank you,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI, USA

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