Re: Family name and town #lithuania

Marilyn Weinman

I know nothing about Dovid, who would be my great grandfather other than he had a grocery business and took goods to Konigsberg by horse drawn cart. I will check to see if that name, or of his son Max, my grandfather,  were living  in Kaliningrad. I’ve been told that Max could’ve been Moshe or Mordechai so I’ll look into those names as well !
Thanks for your suggestions and help !


On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 1:46 PM Sherri Bobish <sherribob@...> wrote:
Hi Marilyn,
Konigsberg (today called Kaliningrad) has a seaport that does not ice over in winter.  So, the story of Dovid bringing groceries from Kovno to Konigsberg makes sense, if they were goods being shipped out.
Port of Kaliningrad
You may want to research what records exist for Kaliningrad, and see if you can find anything on Max or Dovid.
Also, did Dovid stay there, or did he emigrate? For instance, if he came to the U.S. you can search for naturalization, passenger manifest, and other records which may lead you to an answer.
best regards,
Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ
Searching:  RATOWSKY (Ariogala, Lith.)
WALTZMAN  / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne, Pol.)
BOJDA (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
BOBISH (Odessa)
SAKOLSKY / SOLON (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)

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