Am seeking as much background on the family in Ukraine (and earlier Russia) as possible. Is believed that surname was changed to 'Wainer' during naturalization process when arrived in the US. Uncertain if name was similar in the Ukraine or entirely different. Also possible Zhitomir was not the family town but an embarkation point following the pogroms.
Please find below additional information:
Israel Jacob Wainer (b. Ukraine on 5 Jan. 1859, d. Wilmington, DE on 27 Feb. 1925)
Details on four of their children:
· Max Wainer, Colonel (b. 1885; d. 1959) fought in France during WWI.
· Perry Wainer (b. 1888; d. 1962)
· Isaac J Wainer (b. 1895; d.1971)
· Louis Juda “Lou” Wainer (b. 1898; d. 1965)