JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Incorrect information on tombstones #general


Anne Lapedus <angi@...>
 

Incorrect information on Tombstones. Family giving information of the
deceased often get it wrong. For years, I was confused when I found a
BREST Grave in Johannesburg, S.Africa and it said *Cohain* on the stone. I
know that none of the BRESTS are Cohainim and this threw a spanner in the
works for my research. for 5 years I was puzzled and after much research I
managed to find the wife and I called her, and she told me that she didn't
know for sure if he was a was not a Cohain!!. She gave me the name of the
Shul where they got married and I called the Shul who confirmed that he was
certainly not a Cohain but a Yisroel, which is what our family are. So it
really does depend on who gave in the information but one would think a wife
would know if her husband was or was not a Cohain!

Holland. Are there any genners out there who live in Holland. If so,
please could you contact me privately on angi@icon.co.za

sincerely
Anne Lapedus Brest
Sandton South Africa
Researching LAPEDUS (Vieksniai, Lithuania), KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania)
KARLIN (Zagera, Lithuania) MARCUS (Ackmene, Lithuania) KLAPMAN (Ackmene,
Lithuania) , ORKIN, (Zagera, Lithuania) ORKIN Yaneshik (Yoniskis)
Lithuania, MIRRELSON (Kurland, Latvia) SHILLMAN (Kreutzburg, Latvia) BREST
(Bauska, Latvia), NOVGOROD (Yaneshik, Alte Zagera, Lithuania) CHEIN,

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