Gumbinsky & Krohn in Buffalo #usa
Charles Lippman <cdl@...>
I'm thankful for the startup of this SIG.
My greatgrandparents, Isaac (son of Shraga Feivel) Gumbinsky and Rebecca
(daughter of Baruch) Krohn, came to Buffalo in 1867.
Isaac was preceded by about 22 years by his cousin/uncle (?) Lippman
Gumbinsky. They came >from Suwalki. Family tradition has it that the name
was changed to Gumbinsky >from Gasiorowski while the family was still in
Rebecca Krohn came >from Vishtinetz (Vystitis), Lithuania. Many members
of her family came to the US in the 1850s and 60s, most to Buffalo and
Utica. Her father, Baruch, born in Vishtinetz in 1810, came to Buffalo
after his wife Esther's death in 1875. More distant members of the
Gumbinsky and Krohn families are said to have settled in Detroit,
Kalamazoo, and Nebraska.
Selig Adler, in his book about the Jewish community of Buffalo, "From
Ararat to Suburbia," written in the early 1960s, claims that this family
was the first Eastern European Jewish family in Buffalo. When I read
this as a child, I was so turned on to my family history that I began
the research that has excited me for almost 40 years.
But, I still haven't found records of their immigration. I have found
death certificates, citizenship papers (of Isaac in 1876), but no
passenger lists, etc.
If these names sound familiar, or if anyone can advise me about how I
can find immigration records of men (and women) who came >from Lithuania
in about 1867, please let me know. TIA.
Glad that this SIG is getting off to such a good start. Regarding Krohn intoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Buffalo. Am not sure if I was in contact with you or someone else but it was
pointed out that the original spelling was Crohn and that that is the name
on the grave of one of the first Krohns/Crohns to be buried in Buffalo. I
trace my family on my mother's side to Morris Crohn who arrived in the
States in the late 1840s and apparently went West. He was >from Szamocin,
Posen provence. It is hard for me to imagine that Morris was an only son or
didn't have other relatives with the Crohn name. I know that a Branch of the
family who reached Manchester, England prior to 1856 went by the name Crown.
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