I am searching for descendants of David Alpert (died ~1929) in Harrisburg,
Pa. He is a brother of my paternal grandmother, Celia (Simcha) nee
Alperovich Alpert (~1885-1972) who was born in Kurenets, Belarus and grew
up in nearby Vileika. In the US, Celia married Barnett (Dov Ber/Boris)
Alpert, who was >from Postawy, and whose father was also >from Kurenets.
Please contact me privately: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
For all Alperts who don't yet know it, Alperovich is the Old Country surname
of most Alperts, and nearly all Alperoviches originated in Kurenets,
Belarus. The original surname of the Alperoviches of Kurenets was Halpern.
The Alperoviches are a branch of the illustrious rabbinical Halpern family
that descends >from Rashi via R. Elchanan Ha-kadosh son of R. Isaac of
Dampierre (called "the RI"). The first man named "proto" Alperovich was the
first Jewish settler in Kurenets who arrived there (probably form Poland) in
about 1700, to deal in lumber. His name was Abram.
Andi Alpert Ziegelman
Alperovich and Alpert: Vileika, Postawy, Belarus
Mishli/Mishler/Mysli: Vilkomir, Lithuania