Re: Female names Gussie and Sadie #names
I have a great great grandmother whose Yiddish name was Guta, though it was also pronounced like Gussa. She was born about 1850 in Lida (now Belarus).
After she came to the US around 1895, she went by the name Ada.
Below is a photo of her gravestone in Trenton, NJ, with her name spelled out as an acrostic in the first 4 lines of the text:
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus