JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Town Name "Chnigavigaberna"? (LUBINSKY/ROSSIN) #general

Alexander Sharon

"Janice Sellers" <janice@...> wrote

Dear Jewishgenners,

I am trying to determine what a correct town name is. Louis LUBINSKY
married Fanny (Ferma) ROSSIN in Russia. Fanny always said she was from
"Chnigavigaberna" and that Louis used to be the town bouncer there before
they came to the U.S. (about 1881-1882). I've run the phonetic spelling I
was given through ShtetlSeeker and came up with only two possibilities. I
would expect the town to be not too far >from Gluchow and Bachmach, as
Louis' sister Elke married an ORLOWSKY who was supposed to have been from
that area. Of the two matches in ShtetlSeeker, Senkevichevka is in
Ukraine, but it's almost 400 miles away. (The other match is in Poland,
about 700 miles away.) I welcome any ideas on what the town names could
and/or other ways to research it. Thank you all in advance for any

"Chnigavigaberna" appears to be the Chernigov Guberniya [now Chernihiv
Oblast' (Province)] of Ukraine.

Both towns, Bachmach (now Bakhmach) and Gluchow (now Hluchiv) were (are)
located within this Guberniya.


Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta

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