Rav Juda Gershon Pikholz wrote a lengthy eulogy for Rav Eliyahu Horodesky av
bet din of Drohobycz who died in 5644 (1883). He refers to him as kin, and more
specifically "shelishi beshelishi im avi." - that is, his father's second cousin.
The eulogy appears an appendix to his book Hiddushei HaGershunni.
Does anyone have information on how these families might be connected? Rav
Juda Gershon's father was Israel-Yoel ben Pinkas and Sara-Rivka and his mother
was Jutte-Chana, daughter of R' David-Zeev (Ashkenazy?) of Lwow.