Re: Chicago landmanshaften information on JGS of Illinois website #usa
Deb(orah) Cohen Skolnik <debskolnik@...>
This was very helpful, and answered a question that had long gone unanswered.
My maternal grandmother's sister, Lena Lundin/Lande came to the US first from Bialystok. The person to whom she was going in Chicago (listed on her passenger manifest) was Harry Lapinsky, who I have now discovered was a key founder of the Chicago Bialystoker Landsmanschaft. He probably sponsored many other Bialystokers who did not have relatives in the US yet.
Deb(orah) Cohen Skolnik
SEARCHING: KISSIN/KISIN (Vitebsk),
LIFSCHITZ/LIFSHITZ/LIPSHITZ (Vitebsk, Belarus),
ZOLOTUSHKIN (Jahotyn/Yagotin, Poltava),
GARBARZ (Mordy, Ostrow/Ostrova), LANDE/LANDY/LONDIN/LUNDIN (Bialystok)