My cousin Moshe YUTER (later Rabbi Moses ETTER) was born in Kupiskis
and married a woman named Sheine around the year 1908. The marriage
record can't be found. According to various Ellis Island manifests,
their children (Levik, Samuel, Sara & Leiba ETTER) were all born in a
town called Scheschensk, Chechersk or Chilhersk, 'Russia'. Every document
has a different spelling. My ShtetlSeeker searches have revealed no
Lithuanian towns resembling this name. Does anyone have any ideas where
this town may have been located? The 'Chilhersk' annotation also includes
a gubern. called "Homler".
Thanks for any help you might be able to provide!
New York, NY
Researching: YUTER, WALDMAN, SKUDOVICH, LAYTSOVICH, LABE/LAB/LABO,
LOHN/LAHN and KANTOR >from Troskunai, Panevyzs, Surdegis, Kurkliai,
Kupiskis, Zagare & elsewhere