Identifying ancestral town - current day Ukraine #ukraine
HI! I've been stuck with a brick wall on my Levy family branch for years, and have recently learned that the name they arrived with may have been Levkowitz/Lefkowitz. I've found a manifest that is quite likely my great grandmother's arrival in Baltimore but the town name doesn't fit with anything I've located previously or anything I can find on JewishGen.
"The town appears to be listed as Bapoli. The father, Leizer, wrote Balta on his declaration of intent ..."
The town may be Bohopil (Bogopol in Russian), which was in the former Podolia gubernia and is now in Mykolaiv oblast in Ukraine. That town was written as "Bapolia" in a family tree in my possession, and it is not far from the Balta region.
You may not find Bohopil on current maps because it no longer exists as a separate town; in 1919, it was incorporated into the town of Pervomaisk (Pervomaysk), along with Holta (Golta) and Olviopil (Olviopol), to make up the present city of Pervomaisk, which is on the Buh river and almost due east of Balta.
Susan Kahan Steeble
Baltimore, MD, USA
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