South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica GELB family research #southafrica

richard casson

Monday 5 September 2005

I'm trying to find out more information about the family Gelb who settled in
SA between 1912 and 1919.The Gelbs came >from the village of Shkud (Skuodas)
near Alshad (Alsedziai) in Lithuania. Joseph Gelb would have arrived in South
Africa between 1912 and 1914: his wife Hinde Gelb (nee Broude) in 1919 after
having left Shkud after war had broken out and travelled with her two
infants across Siberia to Japan where she spent the duration of the war. This
is a most interesting story which I'd like to know more about.

Other information:-
Joseph Gelb b. 1879 d. 1965 aged 86
Hinda Gelb b. 1885 d. 1962 aged 77
Stillborn female d. 1919 parent Hindl Gelb.

Hoping someone can throw some light on the matter

Many Thanks
Richard Casson

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