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Looking for information on Israel Jacob Wainer and Rebecca Gilgore (Zhitomir/Zhytomyr) #ukraine


camilleart1@...
 

This is my first post on JewishGen. I am looking for any information on the family of Israel Jacob Wainer and his wife Rebecca Gilgore who emigrated from the Ukraine (probably Zhitomir/Zhytomyr) to Delaware (USA) in approximately the 1880s.


Chuck Weinstein
 

> This is my first post on JewishGen. I am looking for any information on the family of Israel Jacob Wainer and his wife Rebecca Gilgore who emigrated from the Ukraine (probably Zhitomir/Zhytomyr) to Delaware (USA) in approximately the 1880s.

 

Welcome!  If you can give us an idea of what you know and where you have looked so far, we can help you better.  Records for Zhitomir are on line at https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B9%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%B5_%D0%BC%D1%96%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%BE#%D0%97%D0%B2%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B3%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B4%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%96%D1%82, but they are in Russian and have not yet been indexed.  The website is in Ukrainian, so I would recommend using a browser such as Chrome, which will automatically translate the website, sort of, for you. 

 

Chuck Weinstein

Towns Director, JewishGen.org Ukraine Research Division

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camilleart1@...
 

Am seeking as much background on the family in Ukraine (and earlier Russia) as possible. Is believed that surname was changed to 'Wainer' during naturalization process when arrived in the US. Uncertain if name was similar in the Ukraine or entirely different. Also possible Zhitomir was nothe family town but an embarkation point following the pogroms. 
Please find below additional information:

Israel Jacob Wainer (b. Ukraine on 5 Jan. 1859, d. Wilmington, DE on 27 Feb. 1925)


Rebecca Gilgore (b. Ukraine on 5 Apr. 1859, d. Wilmington, DE on 4 Oct. 1949) 

 

Details on four of their children:

 

·       Max Wainer, Colonel (b. 1885; d. 1959) fought in France during WWI.

 

·       Perry Wainer (b. 1888; d. 1962) 

 

·       Isaac J Wainer (b. 1895; d.1971) 

 

·       Louis Juda “Lou” Wainer (b. 1898; d. 1965) 


Karen <kgschneider@...>
 

Hi camilleart1,

Yes, I agree with Chuck. It would also be helpful to know if you are trying to go back or forward in time with the family. But in the meanwhile, I have found a few things that seem to relate to the family in the U.S. If you are searching for the descendants of Israel and Rebecca, these names and dates might get you started.

 

The subscription site newspapers.com published some articles of interest from both Delaware and Pennsylvania. I have attached a few of those postings. Several of them also mention the synagogue the family belonged to which you could perhaps contact for information as well.

 

From the newspaper names and dates, I was then able to find one family tree for Israel Wainer and Rebecca Gilgore on Ancestry and have attached a brief family chart for them as well as a U.S. passport application with photograph for their son Perry Wainer and a death certificate for another son Max Robert Wainer. The person who compiled that tree might wind up being on JewishGen and contact you through this posting. But if they are not a member, and you would like to try getting in touch, email me privately and I will message them on Ancestry with your email address so they can get back to you directly.

 

The family grave and headstones can be found on the Find a Grave site through this link:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32740126

Hope this assists.

Regards,
Karen Gregar Schneider
Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA

Researching: Gregar, Popper

 


camilleart1@...
 

I am very grateful for the information and suggestions that have been shared abouthe family in the US. As mentioned, I am primarily seeking information on the family in Ukraine and not the US. However, if information can be located in the US naturalization records confirming the original name of the family, it would be helpful for research on the family's roots in the Ukraine and Russia. Please let me know if I can clarify further.