My grandmother- Katie or Gitel Kuznetsov Pevsner or Posner #belarus

Gerry Posner

I reach out to the readers of Jewish Gen who read this message board to see if anyone can provide me with information about my grandmother Katie which she was known by in Winnipeg, Canada or Gitel as she was known in what was then White Russia, now Belarus. She was likely from the shtetl of Mstislavl and likely married there in 1906 to her husband Yerma, later Herman Pevsner, later Posner in Canada. The couple lived in another shtetl then called Propoisk, now Slavgorod. She gave birth in Winnipeg to 7 children between 1907 and 1922 when she died just shy of her 39th birthday. Sadly, not much else is known about her other than the fact that she was the daughter of Joseph or Yosef and that she had thin hair. She might have had a brother Benjamin. It seems like such a tragedy that a woman who was responsible in part for so many people who are alive today and who was mother to 7 kids of her own, should be so forgotten and unknown. The name Kuznetsov was not an uncommon name in that area then or even now, but was less used within the Jewish community.

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