Zelva, Derechin, Slonim 1800s records #belarus #records

arnold friedman


I appreciate of any advice or connections you might have to people or
records in Zelva and local region I have not been able to find any
record or gravesite or any trace of them in Belarus.

I have all my and my wife’s family tree back until at least the early
1800s except for this brick wall in Zelva, Derechin and Slonim area.

From Scottish and US records, I know the following:

SAMUEL COHEN* born abt 1859 Zelva, son of Isaac (farmer) and Gerty
(Chaia Gaile?)
Married abt 1880 to CELIA (Szfreas?) GOLLAND born abt 1861 Zelva,
daughter of Abraham.

Issac abt 1882-5 in Zelva

Annie? Abt 1885
Abraham abt 1890
Others born in Scotland

SOLOMAN (Shlomo Maier) COHEN* born abt 1870, son of Issac (farmer) and Gerty
Married abt 1893 to BESSIE LENZEWITSKI, daughter of Moshe Dovid (farmer) and
Sarah, and maybe she had brothers Gadalie (had children in Slonim) and

Soloman and Bessie Children:
Hannah abt 1895
Dinah 1896 or 1897
Isaac abt 1900 (in Derechin)
Other children afterwards were born in Scotland

Gadalie Lenzewitski wife Rachel Green
Children born in Slonim
Nuchem 1891 or 1892
Chamka (Annie) 1895
Others tbd

All names are from Scottish or US records, so they are modified from
the original.

*Assume Cohen was not their name in Belarus, but maybe they were Kohanim

Again, thank you for any assistance

Arnold Friedman
redwood city, california US
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