Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Laser Family #courland #latvia

martha <martha@...>

I am still looking for the family of my Grandfather, Samuel Laser.
Dorothy, it is a little difficult to help you with your search when
you do not give dates for your grandfather. In fact, the gravestone
reading of your gf's name, if written as you say, "Shlomo ben
Israel", means that his name was Salomon son of Israel and not
Samuel, son of Israel.

In 1845, there were several LASER families living in Mitau. One of
them has Salomon, the son of Ruben, who was 61 at the time, and his
three sons: Kallman [age 28], Israel [age 21] and Abraham [who was 5
in 1834]. Knowing our Courlander naming patterns, Israel would no
doubt name his son after his father, whenever Israel's father,
Salomon, died.

I hope that this is helpful to you, but without dates, it is hard to know.

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
President, SIG Latvia
Steering committee of the Courland Research Group