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Migration from Suwalki Gubernia To S.C. #poland #lithuania


Alan Banov
 

My father's ancestors migrated from the Suwalki Gubernia, mostly from Kopcheve, not Kapciamiestis, Lithuania, to Charleston, S.C.
My great grandfather's nephew Isaac Wolf Banovitch was the first to start that migration.
Does anyone know why Jews from that area went to Charleston in particular?
Thanks.
Alan Banov


Debbie Garfunkel Popper
 

Your great grandfather's nephew, Isaac Wolf Banov, married my great grandmother's sister, Hannah Volaski.  Many Jews migrated to the south for economic opportunities and there were large (relative to the number of Jews in America) Jewish communities in Charleston, Savannah, Columbia, etc.  If you contact me privately, I will be happy to share more details about the family.  

Debbie Garfunkel Popper
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