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Piesklaik Family #general

lawriebloom49@...
 

Hello all.  I am very new at this.
 
I am trying to find out information about my Mother's family.  Her maiden name was Piesklaik.  I have found her parents -my grandparents -  who I never met as they both passed away when my Mom was 12 years old.. She was raised by her older sisters.  
 
I am trying to find any information about my grandparents and their parents.  Since all of my Mom's sisters and brother have passed away, I have no information as to where my grandparents came from in Europe or when they came to Canada.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Lawrence (Lawrie) Bloom  

Sherri Bobish
 


Hi Lawrie,

The surname Piesklaik (that exact spelling) seems to be rare, and limited to Canada.  A search of both www.familysearch.org and www.ancestry.com find only a handful of listings in databases.

I did find that there are two people with that name who were with The Lagover Mutual Benefit Society.
https://jri-poland.org//kr-sig/journals/Kielce-Radom%20Journal_Vol%203,%20No%204_Autumn%201999.pdf

The Society still exists. 
https://www.jewishfoundationtoronto.com/book-of-life-stories/-00lagover

Perhaps this society may hold records of members which contain helpful data.

I did find at Ancestry.com a Louis Piesklaik making a U.S. border crossing on 13 Oct 1923

His card has a place of birth, but the card is terribly hard to read.  My best guess is that it might say Raiff, or Laiff as the town name.  The country Russia is clear to read.

A soundex search at https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp
finds a few hits for both spellings, but no clear possibilities for the town.

Perhaps one of our JewishGen mavens can help solve this mystery?

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ