I am glad to update you that after a long journey of more that six years we
manged to solve one of our family's mysteries.
Along the way I committed several unnecessary mistakes and omissions but
with the help and the professionalism of the SIGs members I was guided
in the right avenue. The only fact we knew was that my wife's great
grandfather Isac Saul APOTHEKER was born in 1831 in Nowy Sacz and
married a certain Lea LANDAU around 1850. There are no BMDs
for this early period and of course LANDAU is a huge tribe. It was
only after an unknown descendant of the APOTHEKER family provided
me with a reference >from a Rabbinical literature indicating that
Isac Saul married with the grand daughter of Rabbi Baruch SEGA"L
LANDA who was the Av Beth Din of Nowy Sacz and environs. Another
experienced Sigger with a sharp eye found out in Geni an entry for
Rabbi Baruch Ha Levi LANDAU and his son Judah Leib Ha Levi LANDAU.
Comparison of the given names of the children confirms the pattern
of lineage in both families. Other Siggers provided useful
suggestions and further reference to Rabbinical literature and
discussion groups in Yiddish.
Thank you all!!!
Annette and Jacob Rosen