JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SCHECHTER family from Rohatyn, Galitzia #general

Alberto Guido Chester

Dear Genners

I am here posting the results of decades of research, most of them
through generous Jewishgen, with the purpose of updating my online
information and maybe finding relatives in cyberspace.

Also I need some specific help which for reader ease will be posted separately.

The surname Schachter or Schechter derives >from the profession of
shochet or ritual slaughterer,

My great grandfather Shlomo Schechter was the shochet of Rohatyn until
his death in 1910.

His job was continued by my grandfather Moshe David Schechter until
his death in 1929. The profession was not carried on by any

Moshe David Schechter (b. Rohatyn 1875) was married to Sara Schorr ( a
direct descendant of Rabbi Jabob Yeoshua Falk, Pnei Yeoshua) She
perished in the Shoah about 1942.

Their children were

Esther (b. 1896 in Brzezany and died young)
Samuel Munisch (b.1898 in Brzezany and died 1960 in Buenos Aires)
Isaac Aron (b.1899 in Brzezany and died in Israel)
Pearl (b. 1902 in Brzezany and killed in the Shoah about 1942)
Blima (b.1906 in Brzozdowce and killed in the Shoah about 1942)
Uri or Ire ( b. 1906 in Brzozdowce and died 1991 in Buenos Aires)
Shlomele (b. about 1922 in Rohatyn and died in the Shoah about 1942)
Branche (died in Israel)
Hersh (died in the Shoah about 1942)
Rachel (died in the Shoah about 1942)

My father was Uri and he migrated to Argentina in 1922. The surname
Schechter turned into Chester which is more easy for the Spanish

This surname and those of relatives are registered in the Jewishgen
tools. However, I welcome any questions of probable relatives. Please
bear in mind that the surname (in this case an occupational one) is
generally related to the ones in the same shtetl.

Regards to all.

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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