Re: Galician Directories/land owners #galicia

Alexander Sharon

From: "lilian schorr" <lilianschorr@...>

Dear Genners:
My mother's father was Eisig LANDES. He got married in Brody (all records
lost) with Leja BASS, my grandmother.
I know for sure that he was a grain dealer around 1905 to 1920. In those
years he was living in Podkamien (again all records lost) where my mother
and the rest of her siblings were born.
According to Miriam Weiner "Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova",
Podkamien, district Brody, Tarnopol Province birth records for years
1900-1942 and marriage records for years 1914-1915 and 1920-1939 are located
in Warsaw's USC Archives. There are also 100 records for Lander listed for
the Tarnopol region alone in JRI-P All Poland database. Bass is also listed
in All Poland datavase 120 times for the Tarnopol region.

It may answer some of your questions listed below 1) and 2).

My mother used to tell me that my grandfather had a house and large
piece of land and there were people working for him.
When the borders moved and Podkamien was lost to Russia, my grandfather
"his" land.
Pokamien was lost to USSR in 1945.

My questions:
1) He is not listed in any Galicia 1923 Business Directory.
2) I have found Alter LANDES in Tarnopol in 1891 Business Directory as
"grain & produce dealer". Could he be my ggrandfather ?????

On the other hand, I know that my ggrandfather emigrated to Canada in
1900 with his 5 year old daughter and his wife. (I assume my
ggrandmother had died and he remarried)
the girl was called called Szloma and my ggrandfather Yehezkel Zvi
LANDES (Charles Harry LANDES).
I have received >from my recently found family in Canada, letters and
photos of my mother, uncles and aunts they had kept for so many years.
3) Are the names Alter and Yehezkel Zvi connected?
4) I have also found in the 1891 Business Directory: Israel BASS and Isak
grain dealers in Mielec and Rymanow. Where are these two "shtetls"?
I cannot find them near Podkamien or Tarnopol.

Mielec and Rymanow are located within the modern border of Poland (in the
western part of Galicia) in Rzeszow and Przemysl regions, respectively.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab

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