Jerry Zahler <jzahler@...>
Discovered a great grandfather Aron KRISSIS(see alternate spellings)
and his wife, my great grandmother, Malka KRISSIS(nee ZAHLER) who lived
in Kolomyya, Galicia: Aron was born 1837, died 1888. His parents (my
great great grandparents) were Wolf and Riesie KRISSIS. At this point
in the family history, the "KRISSIS" surname was dropped and the
children and descendants of Aron KRISSIS(with the exception of the
eldest son, Fischyl) became known as ZAHLERs, after Aron's wife.
This seems to be an unusual surname for Galicia, and I'm wondering
whether there was a spelling change or migration to Galicia from
Lithuania or Romania. There do seem to many >from the family "KRISS" in
Kolomyya, but I don't know if this name is related to "KRISSIS".
I would appreciate it if you could tell me whether the
"KRISSIS/KRISIS/KRISES" surname many be related to the names you are
variously researching. The Daitch Soundex suggests there may be a
Thank you for any assistance you can provide.
NOTE: the similar/soundex names are--GRICZ, KRISS, KREISZ, KREISS, CRIS,
KRIS, KRESS, KRECS, KRIES, KRICH, GRIES, GRISS, KREISS, KRISS, KRYSS,
GRISS, KREJCI, KRITZ, KRETZ, GRISSEAU, KRITZ, KRESSES, KURZIUS, and