Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Update and thank you re town identification assistance #lithuania

Jeff Miller

I want to thank everyone who responded. I received many helpful and
informative responses, and a host of interesting ways of attacking the
problem, >from use of JewishGen Communities database and Gazetteer, to
use of various JewishGen and LitvakSIG databases, Lithuanian town lists,
use of Steve Morse tools such as searching Ellis Island arrivals and
Hamburg departures, and a number of others.

The upshot is that Mike Gore was, based on his Hamburg departure 16 June
1888, born about 1878, aboard the ship Huddersfield, headed for Chicago,
apparently originally known as Meier Gor >from the Lithuanian town of
Raseiniai [Lith], with alternative spellings (language) being Rasayn
[Yid], Rossieny [Rus], Raseinen [Ger], Rosienie [Pol], Raseini [Latv],
Rasein, Raseyn, Raseinai, Rasseyn, Resein, Rossein. He was apparently
traveling with the Grinberg family >from the same town; the parents
were Moses, 50, and Zirl, 45, and the son was Israel Hirsch Grinberg,
age 11.

The rest of what appears to be Mike's family, >from the same town of
Raseiniai, departed Hamburg on 13 December 1886 aboard the ship named
Prague. It appears that Charles (Mike's father) was identified as
Zallel, born abt 1849; Sarah as Eide (Ida), born abt 1852; Schepsel,
born abt 1876 (I don't know who he corresponds to in the family tree);
Sofie as Schifre born abt 1877-78; Samuel as Hirsch, born 1882; Abraham
Louis as Leib, born abt 1884; and another Gor named Libe, born abt 1886
(I don't know who she corresponds to in the family tree).

With respect to Etta YUDLEVITZ, who said she was born in Pogave, Russia,
several possibilities were suggested, Raguva and Pagiriai being the most
likely, as I see it.

I learned quite a bit about not only my family, but about ways of
attacking the problem, and for that, I am most appreciative.
JewishGen is indeed wonderful, and those who are members are the best.
Thank you, all.

Best regards,

Jeff Miller
Maryland, US
GREENWALD primarily >from Lithuania

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