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Moliff, Russia - where is it? #general


Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

Rebecca (Rifka) NEEDLEMAN KROKOFF, was born July 7, 1900 in Moliff, Russia
to Morris NEEDLEMAN and Nessa HERSHKOWITZ / HERSHOWITZ.

Where is Moliff, Russia? Attempts to use JewishGen's ShtetlSeeker have
yielded a number of similiar-sounding place names (including the
lovely-sounding city of "Mylove" ), but none that seem to match. Keep
in mind, too, that "Russia" in 1900 (at the time of her birth) isn't the
same as Russia today.

Rebecca/Rifka's husband Murray KROKOFF's family was >from the Podalia
Gubernia, near Kiev, in the Ukraine, so maybe the town was near there, but
I don't know if she married him before or after they were in NYC, so
perhaps it wasn't.
<sigh>

Any help would be much appreciated!

- Brooke Schreier
asparagirl at dca dot net
Philadelphia, PA


Simon Barak
 

Asparagirl wrote: ...Rifka...was born July 7, 1900 in Moliff,
Russia.....Where is Moliff, Russia?
Stan Goodman wrote: Try looking up "Mogilev" or "Mohilev"
Probably Stan is right (especially since Mogilev Podolsky was in Podolia)
but I have found also a town called Mohaliva in Bessarabia, then part of
Russia.

Shimon Barak
ISRAEL


Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

Try looking up "Mogilev" or "Mohilev" (same place, the spelling
depending upon who wrote the gazeteer).

On Thu, 23 Nov 2000 02:19:34, asparagirl@dca.net (Asparagirl) opined:

Rebecca (Rifka) NEEDLEMAN KROKOFF,was born July 7, 1900 in Moliff, Russia
to Morris NEEDLEMAN and Nessa HERSHKOWITZ / HERSHOWITZ.

Where is Moliff, Russia? Attempts to use JewishGen's ShtetlSeeker have
yielded a number of similiar-sounding place names (including the
lovely-sounding city of "Mylove" ), but none that seem to match. Keep
in mind, too, that "Russia" in 1900 (at the time of her birth) isn't the
same as Russia today.

Rebecca/Rifka's husband Murray KROKOFF's family was >from the Podalia
Gubernia, near Kiev,in the Ukraine, so maybe the town was near there, but
I don't know if she married him before or after they were in NYC, so
perhaps it wasn't.
<sigh>

Any help would be much appreciated!
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

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Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

One of the other known alternative names for Mogilev was "Molev".
from this "Moliff" probably was born.
Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta

"Dr Shimon Barak" wrote:
Stan Goodman wrote: Try looking up "Mogilev" or "Mohilev"
Probably Stan is right (especially since Mogilev Podolsky was in Podolia)
but I have found also a town called Mohaliva in Bessarabia, then part of
Russia.