I am glad to update you that after a long journey of more than six years
we managed to solve one of our family's mysteries.
Along the way I committed several unnecessary mistakes and
omissions but with the help and the professionalism of the SIG's
members I was guided in the right avenue. The only fact we knew was
that my wife's great grandfather Isac Saul APOTHEKER was born in
1831 in Nowy Sacz and married a certain Lea LANDAU around 1850.
There are no BMDs for this early period and of course LANDAU is a
huge tribe. It was only after an unknown descendant of the
APOTHEKER family provided me with a reference >from a Rabbinical
literature indicating that Isac Saul married the granddaughter of Rabbi
Baruch SEGA"L LANDA who was the Av Beth Din of Nowy Sacz and
environs. Another experienced Sigger with a sharp eye found in Geni
an entry for Rabbi Baruch Ha Levi LANDAU and his son Judah Leib Ha
Levi LANDAU. Comparison of the given names of the children confirms
the pattern of lineage in both families. Other Siggers provided useful
suggestions and further reference to Rabbinical literature and
discussion groups in Yiddish.
Thank you all!!!
Annette and Jacob Rosen