My family is from Stefanesti, a small town very close to Podu Iloaiei. My great uncle came to Montreal from Romania in 1908 and began a successful suit factory, which is still in business today ( Jack Victor and Sons). My grandparents followed and settled in Montreal in 1938. I now live in the US but grew up in Montreal.
I have scanned the document about the Jewish Community in Podu Iloaiei. I found a reference there to a Ghershen Cohn, under the Communal life section:
Also, my grandmother's cousin was a Kohn - I wonder if we are related? Aline Petzold
"GHERSEN COHN: born in 1868, in his youth he was active in the press as the editor of Di Yiddisher Tzukunft (1899)."