My grandfather David Yalofsky Freedland (1885-1988) claimed that when his 2nd or 3rd Great Grandfather got married, an illustrious Rabbi named Yitzchak Elchanan came from Vilnius to attend the wedding. The closest match I can find is Rabbi Yitzhak Elchanan Spektor whose father Israel Issar was also a rabbi. Can anyone help me follow the family any further back?
The bridegroom may possibly have been a Sephardic Jew studying in Vilnius who took the surname of his father-in-law, a wealthy merchant named Goldstein.
Hallie Metzger, hallie.metzger@...
SACHS, TSIN(I)MON, FREEDLAND, FRIEDLANDER, FREELANDER, HOFFENBERG (GUFINBERG)