B. Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
Yes, it was somewhat common to change the name of siblings to avoid the
Russian draft. My great-uncle Israel immigrated to Mexico in the late
1920's and on a local Lithuanian census taken a few years later we found
his younger brother, Reuven, who was listed as Israel.
Hope this helps.
Seeking: ADELSON, GORDON, PERCZIK (Nemajouni; Butrimantz; Meretz; Aran)
Subject: Two brothers listed as one person
From: "hrhode" <email@example.com>
In records >from Lithuania for both my paternal (northern Lithuania) and
maternal (southeastern Lithuania) two brothers are listed as one person.
I don't know why although I assume that it may have something to do with
trying to avoid the Russian draft. I am curious to know how common this
practice was. Has anyone else come across such records?