Has anyone ever heard of this town?? #general


MirandBrat@...
 

Hi all,

My grandfather, Benjamin (Bert) GRUBER emigated to the USA in 1903. Before he
died, he told me the story of his life, which included life in a small village
where his family was the only jewish family in the town (ironically his father
was the town saloon keeper!) My family debates whether or not he was from
Austria or Poland or Hungary (he spoke Polish) but he always said he came from
a village called "Ochiefsko Oliesko" (this is a phonetic spelling, he never
wrote it down).

If anyone has heard of this town or knows what the english translation of
those words is, I would much appreciate a response.

Thanks,

Randi Honig
mirandbrat@aol.com
Searching:HONIG,GORDON,KLEVANSKY,GRUBER,SILVERMAN


JJG613 <jjg613@...>
 

he always said he came from
a village called "Ochiefsko Oliesko" (this is a phonetic spelling, he never
wrote it down).
The Polish town of OLECKO is a possible suspect. It is located at coordinates
5402 2231, which is 138.2 miles NNE of Warsaw.

Good luck.

Jonathan Goldmacher
New York, NY

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
Towns Leaders
Przasnysz & Pultusk Shtetl CO-OPs


Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Jonathan Goldmacher wrote:

he always said he came from
a village called "Ochiefsko Oliesko" (this is a phonetic spelling, he never
wrote it down).
The Polish town of OLECKO is a possible suspect. It is located at coordinates
5402 2231, which is 138.2 miles NNE of Warsaw.
This is Oliecko [olyeh tzko] in Suwalki region. I have been under the
impression that question was about Oliesko [olyeh skoh] in Poland and/
or Austria, which probably place this shtetl in an ol' good Galicia,
today this is in Western Ukraine.

There is a township named Olesko [Oleh skoh] east of Lviv (ex Lvov,
Lemberg) on the main road # M17 (International European route # E40), 10
miles east of Busk, 22 miles west of Brody. Town is not identified in
Shtetlseeker site, but both, nearby Busk and Brody were known as a
Jewish settlements.

Ochiefsko [oh tchjeh fskoh] sound a bit strange, but just south of
Olesko is town Zolochev (Zloczow) and hamlets with the name like
Zoloczewka, it could be some association there.

I hope this help,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


armata@...
 

he always said he came from
a village called "Ochiefsko Oliesko" (this is a phonetic spelling, he never
wrote it down).

There is a township named Olesko [Oleh skoh] east of Lviv (ex Lvov,
Lemberg) on the main road # M17 (International European route # E40), 10
miles east of Busk, 22 miles west of Brody. Town is not identified in
Shtetlseeker site, but both, nearby Busk and Brody were known as a
Jewish settlements.

This looks like a good bet.

Olesko did have a Jewish population. According to Kubiiovich's statistics,
before the war it had a population of 700 Jews (out of total 4040).
Since it was in Zloczow county at the time, "Ochiefsko" might be a memory
of Zloczowsko or Zloczowskie (referring to Zloczow), pronounced like English
zwo-choff-sko / -skye.


Joe Armata
armata@vms.cis.pitt.edu


MirandBrat@...
 

In a message dated 2/28/99 12:05:55 AM US Eastern Standard Time,
a.sharon@home.com writes:

<< There is a township named Olesko [Oleh skoh] east of Lviv (ex Lvov,
Lemberg) on the main road # M17 (International European route # E40), 10
miles east of Busk, 22 miles west of Brody. Town is not identified in
Shtetlseeker site, but both, nearby Busk and Brody were known as a
Jewish settlements. >>


Thank you all who wrote with suggestions. A special thanks to A. Sharon! As it
turns out, Olesko is indeed the correct township I am looking for. In talking
to relatives this week, they mentioned two other towns where the Grubers were
from, Bialy Kamien and Sasow, both of which I found on a map within a couple
of miles of Olesko.

Now I just have to figure out how to find the records of these towns!


Randi Honig
Searching: GRUBER (Olesko,Bialy Kamien, Sasow), HONIG, GORDON, KLEVANSKY