looking for birth and death dates of Moishe Wechsler from Stefanesti Romania #bessarabia #romania

Aline Petzold

Hello All:
 I am looking for the birth and death dates of my great grandfather, Moishe Wechsler.  He lived in Stefanesti, Romania.  I know my great grandmother's name was Estera.  I also know that my grandfather, Efraim, had three brothers:Gherson, Haikel Leib, Mackle, and one sister, Anna.  I found my grandparents'( Efraim Wechsler & Perele Vigdorovici) Ketubah from 1920, that mentions only my grandmother Estera being present.  This seems to indicate that Moishe died before 1920.  I would appreciate your help with this.
Thank you.
Aline Petzold
St. Paul MN USA

Yefim Kogan

Hello Aline,  everybody,

You may know that there are several places Stefanesti... one is in current Romania,  and second is in current Republic of Moldova.  But in 1920 both those places were in Kingdom of Romania.  Sometimes people mentioned a large town near by that you could find out where that Stefanesti is.
Also, if you know the year of birth, that would be good to know too.

In many cases at least in Moldova, Jews could live in a small shteitl and got married or got their child in a large place...  they lived in Stefaneshti, but got married possibly in Beltsy or Floreshti.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator


He was born before civil records started.
Most death records from Stefanesti are lost (except 1868, 1901, 1902, 1903).  I am not aware of post 1905 but if do exist not available at the Archive.

Luc Radu
Great Neck, NY