I realize this is a long shot, but in an effort to leave no stone
My grandfather told me he had an uncle "Shima" KARDONSKY who "went to
Argentina". The KARDONSKYs originated in Old Konstantin/Starokostjantyniv in
western Ukraine. "Shima" may have been born anywhere >from c.1860-1885.
The closest I have managed to find is a Shimon KARDONSKY who landed in
Panama. There is also a Schloime whose family went to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Whether either of these is a serious candidate depends on whether Grandpa used
"Argentina" literally or to indicate that "Shima" went somewhere in Latin
"Shima" is one of two remaining great uncles (out of ten such aunts and
uncles) that I have been unable to find and I would appreciate any assistance
in locating him.
KARDONSKY, GERROL, STEIN, ZISSELMAN, ZUSSELMAN, ZUSSMAN, CRISS, KREMER,
AINHORN all Ukraine and then to the USA, UK, France, or Israel
FIZYK, MORRIS, THORNER, LUBLIN all Poland and then to the USA
AKABAS, EISENDORF(F) originally >from Lithuania
Moderator note: There are two Kardonskys on the AMIA cemetery database.