Although I have so far been unable to find documentation as to his
birthplace and profession, family lore has it that my great grandfather
Lupu (also known as Wolf) HOROWITZ was born in Odessa, c. 1830 or
earlier. I know neither the names of his parents nor do I know if he had
siblings. He became a rabbi and emigrated to Iasi, Romania.
Are there any records available which are specific to ordination and/or
association with a particular shul? Any suggestions as to how I might go
about getting validation of this oral history?