My relative Mike GORE put on his petition for naturalization that he was
from Ruchane Kovna Russia (which I take to be Lithuania since that is wheremy related LAN and IUDELOVICH/YUDELOWITZ families are from). The GORE's came
to Chicago and ended up in Los Angeles, but many of my family came to and
stayed in the New York area. I Google'd and also checked JewishGen without
being able to identify this place (I know some family members were from
Kaunas, which was referred to by Jews as Kovno, but the Ruchane portion is
Another relative, Etta YUDLEVITZ, said she was born in Pogave, Russia. This
is again believed to be in Lithuania , particularly since her father Yane is
believed to have been born in Panevezys, Lithuania, and other Yudelowitz
ancestors were nearby in Pumpenai.
I'm looking for assistance in identifying these two places, Ruchane Kovna
Russia, and Pogave, Russia, both believed to be in what had been the Kaunas
Guberniya (province), probably not far >from either the Panevezys town or
the Kaunas town.
Thank you for any assistance or recommendations.
Researching; LAN/LANE, WIENER, YUDELOWITZ/IUDELOVITCH, CHODOSH/CHODASH,
BLANKFORT, GORE, WHITEMAN/WEISSMAN, FINKELSTEIN, KOMINS, HIRSHORN, GREENWALD
primarily >from Lithuania