I am hoping someone here might have any info or thoughts -- I am looking for info on where my great-grandparents lived in Poland in about 1902-1920.
The original family name was either FOLIS or TOLIS. It was changed in Ellis Island, but one of my great-grandfather's brothers used the last name FOLIS and a cousin used TOLIS.
We know my great-grandfather David Folis/ Tolis was conscripted into the Russian Army prior to the revolution in about 19012 & fled to the US, leaving my great-grandmother behind for 8 years. She was Fagabluma Sokol. We also have a photo of her marked Lublin on the back, but because she & my grandmother told me stories of her and her sister smuggling eggs across the Polish/ Russian border, we know they were in a town closer to the border in the east and not near Bialystock...further south.
if anyone has any thoughts or has any info on the name, please let me know.