Family from Kalwarija #poland


neville silverston
 

My paternal grandfather, Meir Neitan Silverstone (?Zylberstein) married Clara Rogovski in Kalwarija (? Poland or Lithuania) on 15th October, 1881. Their first child, my Aunt Jessie, was born at 5 West Place, Edinburgh, Scotland on 5th March, 1883.  They moved to Manchester, Lancashire, and had nine further children. My father was the eighth.  The 1891 Census shows that his brother, Isaac, and fiancee, Clara Rosenfeld, were living with them and they married in September, 1891.

From then on I have the full history of both families but I have not been able to find any records of the three families in Kalwarija, Lithuania. Meir and Isaac's, father, Jacob, was described as a Rabbi on Isaac's Marriage Certificate.

I assume that Meir and Clara crossed the North Sea and arrived in the Port of Leith and that Clara was pregnant at the time so settled in Edinburgh to have the baby.  I have always assumed that they came from Lithuania as my Mother's brother whose family came from Latvia, told me shortly before he passed, that they almost went into mourning when my mother declared that she was about to marry a Litvak!

Is anyone reading these abbreviated details able to fill in some of the  blanks on the origins of my grandfather and great uncle and their wives?  I would be very grateful.

Neville Silverston
Cambridge. UK
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Frank Szmulowicz
 

There is a town in Poland called Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (Polish: [kalˈvarja zɛbʐɨˈdɔfska]) is a town in southern Poland with 4,429 inhabitants (2007 estimate). As of 1999, it is situated in Lesser Poland or Małopolska (in Polish). Previously, the town was administered within the Voivodeship of Bielsko-Biała (1975–1998).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalwaria_Zebrzydowska

In Lithuania, 
Kalvarija (About this soundpronunciation (help·info)) is a city in southwestern Lithuania, located in the Marijampolė County, close to the border with Poland.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalvarija,_Lithuania
Frank Szmulowicz
FrankSzmulowicz@...