Hello, my great grandfather was Solomon Gertzovsky.I have some documents that someone translated for me -
“Looks like draft documents for Zalman Movshovich Gertzovskiy. He was drafted 1898 age 24. He resided in shtetl Dyatlovo in Slonim region Grodno municipality.”
He married Leah and they had 4 kids including my grandmother.
One of their children died age 16 and in the burial record it mentions he is mourned by Solomon and Leba. Not Leah. But on their own burial records she is listed as Leah.
Not sure if this is intentional or a mistake.
Im not sure exactly when my Solomon (Zalman) married Leah and if it was before emigrating to London.
Also I am confused why his surname is Movshovich Gertsovsky on the document but went by Gertsovsky only once in London? Can anyone explain?
I would love to find out more about Leah and if her name was also Luba and what her maiden name was and where she came from. Any ideas how I can find out?
One more mystery. I have photos of a Jack Miller who is a half brother to Simon Gertzovsky - the child who died age 16 and is buried in Edmonton, London.
I have no idea who he is and how he came to be half brothers. He is alot older than Simon by the photos.
I assume if his surname is Miller he was perhaps a child of Leah??
I have two photos of Jack Miller in New York and then a photo of Jack with Simon in London. My family lived in London.
So how can I track down where Jack fits in, and who his parents were?
I did try looking on the US federal census for 1920 but i have no real idea which Jack Miller is listed.
Many thanks for any advice!
Emma Field great grand daughter of Solomon Gertzovsky, UK