Looking for info on great-grandmother's brothers - Resnick #usa


Robin
 

I'm looking for information on my great-grandmother's brothers. 
Background info: 
My great-grandmother's name was Jennie Resnick (married name Zavell). She immigrated to Cleveland, OH in the early 1900s from somewhere in Russia. I don't know the exact name of the city, but I do know that it was very close to the border with Poland and may actually be in Poland now because of the border switching. She would send money back to her family to get them to the US. We were told that her father's name was Moshe Resnick, but on her gravestone it says her Yiddish name (Yenta) bat Eliezer Yerachmiel. With the money she sent, her family was able to send over her two sisters - Esther (married name Simon, lived in Boston) and Eva (we don't know what her married last name was or where she lived). My great-grandmother and her sisters continued to send money and letters back home, hoping the rest of the family could make it to the US. The family in Russia would send letters back, but one day the letters just stopped. They were likely killed in the Holocaust, but I was hoping these names and this story might ring a bell and someone can tell me, at the very least, what my great-grandmother's brothers' names were. I don't know how many brothers she had. 

Thank you,

Robin Stein
Cleveland, OH


teren.bernard@...
 

Morning to you...I just spotted this posting now,so hopefully my reply may help you.
I live in South Africa and Greece up here. I used to know a few people by the name of Reznik or Resnick who obviously originated from a similar place in Russia or Ukraine in those days. Have you tried any follow ups from there?one never knows.
Best wishes

Bernard Teren


michele.akerberg@...
 

Bonjour Monsieur, j'ai de la famille RESNICK originaire de Biélorussie. Aria RESNICK est né en 1885, sa petite enfance se passe entre LUMINETZ et STOBUKVA en "petite russie". Il a émigré en France et à fait la guerre de 1914/1918 où il a perdu une jambe. Il s'est marié avec Anna Bella née KLEIDMAN qui a été déportée pendant la guerre 1939/1945. Pensez-vous qu'il s'agisse de votre famille ?
Cordialement
Michèle akerberg
michele.akerberg@...


Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Robin,

It looks like Jennie Resnik & Pincus Zavelowitz married in NYC in 1913.   Her birthplace Wilna, Russia (Vilna.)  Today Vilnius, Lithuania.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:243P-27K
Name: Pincus Zavelowitz
Sex: Male
Age: 27
Birth Year (Estimated): 1886
Birthplace: Beveza, Russia
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Father's Name: Morris
Mother's Name: Bluma Vekeler
Spouse's Name: Jennie Resnik
Spouse's Sex: Female
Spouse's Age: 23
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1890
Spouse's Birthplace: Wilna, Russia
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Father's Name: Lazer
Spouse's Mother's Name: Yetta Pelchorowitz
Marriage Date: 08 Feb 1913
Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Marriage Place (Original): Manhattan, New York, New York

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

 


Michele Lock
 

From the above marriage record, Lazer fits with the father's name Eliezer on the gravestone of Jennie.

As for locating the sister Eve - I've usually tried two approaches when I don't know the married name for a sister, or where she ended up living. The first is finding an obituary for Jennie or for her sister Esther Simon. Those obituaries would include the married sister's name, if she was still living. Even if the sister is mentioned under her husband's name and city (for example, Mrs I. Katz of Philadelphia), that still considerably narrows things down. 

The second is to check out Ancestry.com family trees, to see who includes either Jennie or Esther. The good thing about Ancestry trees is that women are entered with their original surname, not by married surname. Someone out there may know that their great grandmother Eve Resnik had sisters named Jennie and Esther, and so you can find Eve that way.

On her way here to the US, Eve may also have traveled here under the first name Chava.
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Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


Robin
 

I had found her obituary and it only mentions one of her sisters (Esther Simon). I'm guessing Eva had passed away before she did. As for ancestry, I'm going to need to pay for a month so that I can have access to family trees. It shows that my great-grandmother is on a couple different trees, so hopefully I'll find more info that way. 

Thank you again!
Robin Stein


Robin
 

I had found her obituary and it only mentions one of her sisters (Esther Simon). I'm guessing Eva had passed away before she did. As for ancestry, I'm going to need to pay for a month so that I can have access to family trees. It shows that my great-grandmother is on a couple different trees, so hopefully I'll find more info that way. 

Thank you again!
Robin Stein