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Klauznik, Klauznikiene, and Klauznikaite are all the same name. Lithuanian has suffixes that denote the sex and marital status of the name bearer.
as (us): suffix used to denote a male.
iene, aite: suffixes used to denote a married woman or widow.
aite (-utė, -iūtė or -ytė): suffix used to denote an unmarried woman
Hello there! I am so excited I found this group. Thanks for adding me. I can use any help or advice!
My great great grandparents through my father were Jozelis Klauznik and Golda Klauznikiene [maiden name Volfsonas].
They had four children that I know of. One of them was a Jewish bride that a Jew in Detroit purchased and married. They had children, and he had a successful construction business here in Detroit. They sent letters and photographs for a long time back and forth before they married. I don’t know her first name, but her maiden name was Klauznikaite. My grandfather’s second wife destroyed all the documents before they could be photocopied so I’m kind of on my own now.
•I am guessing she finally moved to Detroit sometime around 1920-1940.
•Does anyone know a Jewish construction company that was popular at the time?
•Does anyone know how to track Jewish brides?
•Does anyone know of a way to track my relative? I’m very experienced with genealogy searches and have looked everywhere online, but I don’t know if someone else has a recommendation.
This is my great grandmother, Feige. I am looking for her sister.