I am re-researching my KALICH / KALECH family roots.
The family came originally >from Istryk / Ustrzyki Dolne (Galicia,
now in Poland, 49°26' 22°35'). The first was Yeshaya Sholomo Zalman
KALICH who was son-in-law of the town Rebbe, Yissacahr Berish BER,
and son of Moshe Yosef KALICH. YS"Z died in Tzfat in 1879. As he
was son-in-law of the town's Rav, I don't really know if he was
originally >from Istryk. I think he may have immigrated to Tzfat
also just after the Montefiore census, so I cannot find there his
When I look into the JRI-Poland index, I mainly see KALICH in
Lublin and its surroundings. Thus far, I could not see the relation,
and there are no records >from Istrik to help.
Also, there is a family tradition by which the KALICH family descend
of the Rav Abraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apt (Apta Rav, or "Ohev
Israel"). However, the lineage has not been traced yet.
Any info on the KALICH family, or leads as to how to trace its
origins, will be most helpful!
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