Brick Wall - Cohen Grandparents #courland #latvia


Rachel
 

This is a brick wall I have been trying to knock down for many years.  I probably asked about this a couple of years ago, so I'm giving this another try.  My ggm in the UK was known as Jane Cohen, First name Sheina on the marriage authorisation and according to the authorisation and marriage certificate her father was Benzion (Benjamin).  The marriage authorisation says she came from Courland (Latvia) and according to UK records she was born in 1872. I have no knowledge of her mother's name or of any potential siblings. Neither did my father's generation have any information to add. I searched Christine Usdin's records years ago only finding one birth of a Sheina with a father Benzion but the year was way out of line.  She married Jack Silver in 1893 in London and family legend has it that they met 'on the boat over'. However, I cannot find either of them reliably in the 1891 census which may suggest they arrived in England somewhere between 1891 and 1893. I will write a separate post about Jack.  I have their history once they arrived in England but would love to find where she was born in Courland, and her mothers name. Once I have those I may be able to search further back. Any help greatly appreciated

Searching: COHEN- Latvia, SILVER - Russia,UK, LEVIN/E -  UK, Belarus, Lifshitz/LYONS -Belarus, UK, USA

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