Re: Need Help Reading Town Name on Ship’s Manifest #galicia #records

Renee Steinig

Since Linda's signature indicates that the Steckmans were from Husiatyn, I looked in Gesher Galicia's Galician Town Locator ( for towns spelled L..zkowce in that vicinity. The closest is Liczkowce, a village in the Husiatyn administrative district. It's not listed in the JewishGen Communities Database*, which includes only about 6,000 towns, but it is in the comprehensive JewishGen Gazetteer,* as Luchkovtsy, Ukraine. On Google Maps, it's Lychkivtsi, Ukraine, about 6 miles from Husiatyn by car. It's very near Trybukhivtsi (formerly Trybuchowce).

To see the town on a 19th century map, go to the Gesher Galicia Map Room -- . I found it by searching the Third Military Survey (1869-1887) by the current spelling (Lychkivtsi).

A Sune or Sime Stekman from Liczkowce, 18, also a daughter of Josef, immigrated in Oct. 1912. Could she have been Ernestina's sister? She was joining an uncle, Uscher Pfeffer, on Delancey St.

* Read about the two databases at .

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY


Linda Habenstreit <lindahabenstreit@...> wrote:

My paternal grandmother Ernestina STECKMAN immigrated to the United States from Rotterdam on the SS Ryndam on October 7, 1911. She is the second person listed on the ship’s manifest. See Ancestry.comURL below.

I have searched the JewishGen Communities database for the town/city that is listed as her last permanent residence. I cannot find this town. 

Can anyone read this Manifest and figure out the town/city where she last resided? I would very much appreciate any assistance provided. Thank you!

Linda Habenstreit
Springfield, VA
HEBENSTREIT from Belzec/Rawa Ruska, Galicia, Austria
REITZFELD from Rawa Ruska, Galicia, Austria
STECKMAN from Husiatyn, Galicia, Austria 
BECKER from unknown Galicia, Austria

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