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A little village in the Ukraine called "Voromzowska" #general


robert.gleek <robert.gleek@...>
 

Dear Sir/Madam,
Here's the challenge of a lifetime!
I am trying to locate the whereabouts of a little village called
Voromzowska (nearest big city: Odessa)
The information I have been given doesn't add up though.
I have been through books, Russian website and even maps (!)
- without any luck.
It has been described by the only person left who can remember as:
"We lived by a mill in a little village on the Dniester River which was
called something like 'Voromzowska'.
It was located where an imaginary line crosses the river between
Jerson-on-the-Don (Herson) and Nikolaiev."
If you have ever heard of it, please help!

BTW I recently sent out a message concerning a male Hebrew name containing
the letters ch-n-h. >from the many responses I received (thanks to all who
responded!) it seems that the most likely name was Hanoch (Chonoh) or
Chone...

Searching for:
DORF/DOFF (Lomza), KUPCHIK/COOPTCHICK (Odessa), ISOW/ISOWITSKY (Odessa),
GLEEK/GLICK (Riga), GLICKMAN/GLUKMAN (Warsaw), HERMAN (Kola/Khalish),
MARCUS (Varniai), PARNES (Brussels), WEITZENSANG (Warsaw), SACK/SACKS
(Lithuania), TWERIA/FREEDMAN (Gorsd)


Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Robert,

Would you settle with Vorontsovka [voh rohn tsoh fkah] ?
North of Odessa, close to Nikolayev, right on the Dniester River,
probably plenty of good fishing.

Shana Tovah

Alexander Sharon
Cakgary, Alberta, Canada
Mailto: a.sharon@...

"robert.gleek" <robert.gleek@...> wrote:

Here's the challenge of a lifetime!
I am trying to locate the whereabouts of a little village called
Voromzowska (nearest big city: Odessa)
The information I have been given doesn't add up though.
I have been through books, Russian website and even maps (!)
- without any luck.
It has been described by the only person left who can remember as:
"We lived by a mill in a little village on the Dniester River which was
called something like 'Voromzowska'.
It was located where an imaginary line crosses the river between
Jerson-on-the-Don (Herson) and Nikolaiev."
If you have ever heard of it, please help!


Wachtel@...
 

In a message dated Sun, 24 Sep 2000 17:15:18 +0100, Robert Gleek
(robert.gleek@...) writes:
<< Here's the challenge of a lifetime!
I am trying to locate the whereabouts of a little village called
Voromzowska (nearest big city: Odessa)
The information I have been given doesn't add up though.
I have been through books, Russian website and even maps (!)
- without any luck.
It has been described by the only person left who can remember as:
"We lived by a mill in a little village on the Dniester River which was
called something like 'Voromzowska'.
It was located where an imaginary line crosses the river between
Jerson-on-the-Don (Herson) and Nikolaiev."
If you have ever heard of it, please help! >>

As Robert says, the information doesn't add up. It's impossible to satisfy
these conditions, because neither the Dniester nor any other major rivers
lie between Cherson and Nikolaev. Cherson is on the Dnieper River (not the
Don), and Nikolayev, only 50 km to its northwest, is on the Bug River. The
Dniester is farther west, near Odessa (100 km southwest of Nikolayev); a
line extended >from Cherson through Nikolaev doesn't even intersect it.

I'd say your best bet is Vorontsovka, which is 75 km north-northwest of
Cherson and 35 km north-northeast of Nikolaev. It's 35 km east of the Bug
and 12 km west of the Ingul River (which flows into the Dnieper).

The JGFF lists one researcher for Vorontsovka (with whom, coincidentally,
I happen to share another ancestral shtetl).

Alan Wachtel
Palo Alto, California
Wachtel@...