Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Town of Lefchitza? #galicia

Renee Steinig

David Ellis <> wrote about his great-grandfather
David Leib HAUSMAN, who <<was said to have come from... Stryy>>
and moved to Rozdol when he married, and according to naturalization
documents was born in <<Lefchitza, Austria.>>

David also wrote:

<<The JewishGen Gazetteer shows a place called Luvchitse, in the
general area of Stryy.... Google Maps shows the town as Livchytsi,
located between Stryy and Khodoriv, near Hnizdychiv. This appears to
be the right town, but it doesn't seem to have had a Jewish community
in the 1800s.>>

A search at for a surname starting with HAUS and a town
that sounds like Lefchitza produced several records that mention
Lowczyce ad Zydaczow or Lowczyce pow. Zydaczow -- a match to one
of two Lowczyces listed in Gesher Galicia's Galician Town Locator
( The Lowczyce
near Zydaczow was in the Jewish administrative district of Zurawno.
David, Lowczyne is probably the Livchytsi, Ukraine, that you found on
GoogleMaps -- coordinates 4919 N 2408 E, 2 miles >from Ruda, 3 miles
from Hnizdychiv (Hnizdyczow), 6 miles >from Zhydachiv (Zydachow), and
15 miles >from Stryi (Stryj) -- and it may well be your ancestral town.

According to the "Gemeindelexikon der im Reichsrate vertretenen
Koenigreiche und Laender. XII. Galizien" (Gazetteer of the Crown Lands
and Territories Represented in the Imperial Council. Vol. XII. Galicia),
Lowczyce's population in 1900 was 49, including 12 Jews. The volume is
accessible online at . An index to all towns
listed in the volume begins on page 956 (search for "Seite 965").


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

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