Help Identifying Town Name on Dec of Intention #galicia

Sheri Meisel

I'd appreciate help identifying the birthplace for my ggrandmother as shown in the Dec of Intention that was filed by my ggrandfather in 1921. She was born in about 1865, I believe in Galicia. A Petition was never filed and the town name does not appear in any other documents. 

Thanks very much,
Sheri Meisel
Silver Spring, Md

Odeda Zlotnick

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Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


I don't think that it is a town name at all, but rather says "a widower" and is meant to fill in the blank above regarding marriage status, especially since no name is entered for the wife.
Lee Goodman 
Vermilion, Ohio 

Sherri Bobish


I agree with Lee that it reads "a widower."

Did they marry in The U.S., or prior to arriving here?  If they were married before coming to The U.S. than they possibly came from either the same or nearby towns.

Have you found their passenger manifest(s)?

Do you know what town ggf was born?  You can search for town records at:

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish