JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Joseph and Drana Sher (Share), mid-1800's in Kadan (Kaunas), Lithuania #general

Rick Cohen

I am seeking information of any kind, in regard to my above-named
paternal g-g-grandparents, particularly anything reliable as to
dates/locations of their births/deaths. I have good information on my
great-grandparents, Morris (Maurice Eleazar) Sher (born1865 in Kadan
(Kaunas) Lithuania;died 1930 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota),
and his wife Fannie Kolansky (Frima Kurland), b.1875 in Kadan, died
8th of August, Hennepin Co., Minnesota. Also, I know that Drana Sher's
maiden name MIGHT have been Garber, and that her sisters' married
names were Sarah Goldman and Molly Goldberg. There was another sister,
Hannah, and a brother Sam. I have not been able to find anything on
Sarah Goldman, or siblings Hannah and Sam.

The name Sher has been variously spelled as Sherr
and Share. For example, my great-grandfather Morris Sher's brother
Hymen Louis spelled his last name Share. He and his wife Lena (maiden
name, I think: Mervitz), are buried in Richfield, Minnesota, along
with the other Sher's with whom I'm familiar. I know that Drana's
sister Molly was married to Shorl Hersh Goldberg, the two of whom I
easily found on Ancestry. Also, Frima Kurland's last name seems to
have been spelled in a variety of ways: Karlanzik and variations
thereof, etc. (In the U.S. censuses, she used the first name of

The slightest of hints or guesses by any of you, would be
inexpressibly appreciated.

Richard Alan (Rick) Cohen
Hopkins, Minnesota, USA

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