Re: PLOTKIN: Bischoff (Biechof), Moliger: Ukraine or Belarus? #russia


Sherri Bobish
 

Norman,

I looked at his nat paper, and my guess' are:
Either Bykhaw or Byalynichy in the region of Mogilev.

https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1945803
Mahilyow [Bel], Mogilev [Rus], Molev [Yid], Mohylew [Ger, Pol], Mohyliv [Ukr], Mogiliovas [Lith], Mohylów, Mogilew, Mahileu, Mohilev, Mahiliou, Mogilyov, Mohliv, Mogilev-na-Dniepr
Region: Mogilev

https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1941219
Byalynichy [Bel], Belynichi [Rus], Belinitch [Yid], Białynicze [Pol], Białyničy [Bel], Bjalynicy, Bialynichy, Byelinichi
Region: Mogilev

https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1942018
Bykhaw [Bel], Bykhov [Rus], Bichov [Yid], Bikhov Yashan [Heb], Bychów [Pol], Alt-Bikhev, Staryy Bykhov, Stary Bychów, Bychov, Bychaw, Bychaŭ
Region: Mogilev

Also, Kijon looks like Kiyow on the nat paper.  That is just a poor spelling of what Kiev sounded like to the clerk. 

Take into consideration that the clerk had to write down the current year and Jake's age and do the math on paper to figure out his year of birth.

My guess is that neither spelling nor math was this clerk's strong point.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)

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