I am looking for information on the BJALIN family who came from Sweden
to Winnipeg. Esther Bjalin was born in Sweden in 1881 (or 1868) and
married Jacob Greengard in Winnipeg in 1906. She died in 1946 and is
buried in Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. She had brothers named Sam and Max.
Her wedding article describes her as a niece of David Ripstein with
whom she was living since arriving in Winnipeg in 1897, also that her
father was living in Goteborg, Sweden. The article also says she was a
cousin of Hattie Shapira of Duluth, Minn. I believe they lived in
Russia before Sweden.
West Vancouver, BC