Re: Russian army recruits 1880s #general #russia

Yehuda Berman

My father was an only son (he had two sisters) and therefore was entitled to a draft exemption . However, in 1905 when he was 20 his divorced/abandoned (?) mother suddenly died and he lost his exemption. Thereupon he escaped Russia - he had no desire to fight in the war between Russia and Japan - and went to England where he met his estranged father (who had remarried and had 8 more children), and then continued on to the U.S. 
Yehuda Berman

Searching BERMAN from Tomashpil, Ukraine and ECHTMAN / ACHTMAN from Odessa, Ukraine

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