My grandfather, Morris (Mosche?) Kasdan was born in "Minsk" in 1881 and emigrated to NYC and lived in Cleveland and the Bronx until his death in 1955. He always referred to his home as Minsk but I have no verification that he actually came from there or the surrounding area. I have not been able to find any information about his life before emigration except possibly a ship record in Ancestry of a Mosche and Itte Kasdan, his putative sister, for passage from Antwerp.
If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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