JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Schneidermuhl (Origin of First name:Mentain, in E Prussia" #general


In his message of 11-26-00 Vernon Kronenberg asked two questions. Except
for offering a speculative opinion that the first name "Mentain" may be
related to the name "Mendel" I cannot comment on in further,

As for the town of "Schneidermuhl" according to my Columbia-Lippincott
Gazetteer, it was also called "Pila," in Polish. In 1939 it had population
of 45,791 and in 1946, it was only 10,671. About 85 % of the town was
destroyed during WW II. A rail junction and frontier town, it is located
in Poznan province, 50 miles north of Poznan and opposite the town of Ujscie.
It was noted for hemp and linen milling, manufacture of agricultural
machinery, sawmilling, metalworking, and beet sugar refining.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol.

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