Searching for a Polish town #general
I have spent a long time searching the JewishGen site and others trying
to find a town that was apparently in Poland called Bobounya or Bobounia
or maybe Borbunia or even Barbunya. My mother has said that this is the
sound of the name of the town where she was always told her mother's
family originated from.
When she was born, they lived in Stolpce (Stowbtsy), a town in the east
of Poland on the Niemen River close to the Polish/Russian border, it is
about 90kms south west of Minsk. Today Stolpce is in Belarus and before
WW1 it was a part of Russia.
Has anyone heard of the name of Bobounia or something similar, or perhaps
it is the name that a particular town used to have? I would imagine the
town, if it existed, would have been somewhere near Stolpce or Minsk.
I would so appreciate any input into this.
Please reply privately.
Searching MILCENZON, SAGALOWICH, GORFINKEL Stolpce, Poland (Belarus),
RUBIN, AUGUSTOWSKY Warsaw, KREIN, KRELL Dwinsk (Daugavpils), Riga,
Melissa Marilynn wrote
I have spent a long time searching the JewishGen site and othersMelissa,
Locality current name is Bobovnya (Polish: Bobownia) located in Minsk region
of Belarus at 5315 2657, about 16 miles distance South of Stolpce, and
fairly close to the larger nearby Jewish towns Kopyl and Nieswiez.
The Geographic Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland (Slownik Geograficzny
Krolewstwa Polskiego) describes this place as a folwark (an agricultural
farm), located on the road between Piaseczna and Kopyl in a Slutsk district.
Folwark used to be a property of the known eye doctor Jodko.
In Minakowski's Genealogical Database, doctor is listed as
Witold Onufry Jodko-Narkiewicz (1834-1898), passed away in Bobownia.
Hope this help
Melissa McCurdie wrote looking for tips to find an elusive ancestral town.
The name referred down the family sounded like "Bobounya or Bobounia
or maybe Borbunia or even Barbunya". Many searches she tried in
JewishGen and elsewhere (plus a first "Search for a Town" I did for
these four variants at JewishGen's homepage ( http://www.jewishgen.org/ )
shed no light on the location.
Melissa mentioned the family later lived in Stolpce (Stowbtsy), "about
90kms south west of Minsk" and that "the town if it existed, would
have been somewhere near Stolpce or Minsk".
There is a very useful JewishGen tool for necessary next steps in this
kind of search, and that is why I share the reply with the group...
A new "Search for a Town", this time for Stolpce (the later residence
of the family), identifies Stowbtsy (and alternative names including
Stolpce with the diacritic mark in the L), and supplies its coordinates
(53 29' N 26 45' E ), in today's Belarus, 71 km SW of Minsk.
JewishGen has a Locality Page for Stolpce or Stowbtsy, but its list of
nearby Jewish communities does not include "Bobounya or Bobounia or
maybe Borbunia or even Barbunya".
We have the coordinates of a place presumed to be close to the town?
village? hamlet? that we are not finding. What now?
JewishGen Gazetteer's Radius Search lists all localities within a
certain distance of a location with a known set of coordinates,
up to a 30 mile radius. You can link to the Radius Search tool
directly at http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocRad.asp
or find the link at the JewishGen Communities Database and JewishGen
Gazetteer page at http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/
Centering the radius search at 53 29' N 26 45' E gives 483
locations within 30 miles of Stowbtsy, ordered by growing distance.
The search form enables to narrow the request only to towns starting
with a certain letter or prefix. There are 34 results starting with a B.
One of them is Bobovnia, Bobovnya, 18.1 miles SSE of Stowbtsy.
Hope it sounds and feels close enough to be the lost "Bobounya or
Bobounia or maybe Borbunia or even Barbunya"!
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Searching for GLIKSON, GLICKSON, GLUCKSOHN, GLUECKSOHN (Suwalki,
Marijampole, Augustow, Sejny,Sopotkin) - ALPEROVICH, ALPEROWICZ
(Kremenchug, Vilnius, Vileika, Kurenetz) - POKROISKY, POKROJSKI,
POKROY (Suwalki, Seirijai) - HOLLANDERSKY, HOLLENDERSKI, HOLLANDER
(Suwalki, Seirijai, Lomza) - TARNOPOLSKY, TARNOPOL (Kremenchug, Kharkov)
FELCHINSKY, FELSCHTINSKY (Kremenchug, Vilnius), KARP (Grodno)