Re: Vinitsky/Winitsky from Detroit, Mich. #usa

Steve Pickoltz

With regard to my post dealing with Vinitsky/Winitsky from Detroit, I have been asked to supply additional facts.  So here goes.


My family arrived in the USA on April 5, 1909 by way of Liverpool, England aboard the SS Frieland  into Phila., Pa.  My grandparents were Chaje (Ida) (Ostroff) Winitzky changed at some time to Winitsky.  Her husband was Hyman Winitsky who died in Rochester, NY.  The family came to Phila. and stayed with the family of (Sam??) Derschwitz.  I think he was a relative on my grandmother’s Ostroff side.  My grandmother was born in Kiev, Russia and then lived in what is now Dnepropetrovak, Ukraine with her family.


Hyman Winitsky’s parents’ were to the best of my knowledge Gerhan Winitsky and Buckel (not sure if this is first or last name).


The Vinitskys in my tree are so far are David and Lazar.

My grandmother’s parents were Leah Ostroff, father unknown, and a sister Rebecca (Winitsky) Ostroff, husband Benjamin Ostroff.


The Detroit relatives, names written on old pictures are Lorraine Ann Chudler who married a Day.  Another cousin may have been Henrietta Rofsky.

I know there are other Detroit relatives, but I haven’t found their pictures yet.


Again, I hope this info will help some of you, help me.


Steve Pickholtz

New Jersey


Searching—Winitsky, Ostroff, Pickholtz, and Klein/Kline


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