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Looking for descendants of Jack (Yankel, Yacov, Jacob?) Estis (b. about 1890,
probably Koziatyn, Ukraine). His parents are Leah Schechter and Hersh Estis.
Patronymic Gershovitch. His siblings are my grandfather Morris Estis (b. 1894,
Kaztin, Koziatyn, Ukraine: d.New Jersey), Isack Estis (b. 1896, Koziatyn, Ukraine:
d. New York), Abraham Estis (b about 1900, d. Montreal), Tuba Estis (b. 1905, d.
New jersey). The siblings of Jack Estis came to the states in 1913 and 1914 and
Abraham, Tuba, and Leah came to Montreal in 1926.
In 1926 the address of J. Estis was given as Col. Wedjamcy Poselck, Russia.
Jack Estis was married with at least four children. One of my cousins has a photo.
My dad's first cousin (b. 1940) told me yesterday that she remembers her mother
sending them packages after the war! So I have renewed hope that they have
survived. I now believe that the above address is a colony.
We are beginning DNA testing. I would appreciate any suggestions