Which shtetl is Wytkor / Witkor / Vitkor Galicia / Austria? # #austria-czech #galicia


Tgrigoriades@...
 

Hello friends - I have a branch of the family, the Adlers, whose ship manifests say that they hailed from Wytkor / Witkor / Vitkor in Galicia / Austria.  I searched on Jewish Gen to try to find where that shtetl might've been, but am coming up empty.  Has anyone seen this town name before?

Thank you!
Tracy Grigoriades


Mark Halpern
 

Hi Tracy:

I think the town may be Wiktorow, now Vyktorov in Ukraine near Halicz. Jewish vital events for Wiktorow were recorded in Halicz. Unfortunterly, the Jewish vital records from before 1923 have not survived. JRI-Poland has indexed marriage and death from 1923 to 1931, which are not yet online. There are a few ADLER entries, but none living in Wiktorow. 

The other option is Wiktorowka, near Kozowa, where Jewish records were recorded. Search JRI-Poland for ADLER from Wyktorowka and there are no matching entry leading me to believe that this is not your ADLER's town. 

Best regards,
Mark Halpern
JRI-Poloand


On 2021-12-02 2:20 pm, Tgrigoriades via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:

Hello friends - I have a branch of the family, the Adlers, whose ship manifests say that they hailed from Wytkor / Witkor / Vitkor in Galicia / Austria.  I searched on Jewish Gen to try to find where that shtetl might've been, but am coming up empty.  Has anyone seen this town name before?

Thank you!
Tracy Grigoriades


Alexander Sharon
 

Tracy,

Town was known in prewar Poland as Witków Nowy (New Witkow). Nearby Stary (Old) Witkow smaller village was also located. In 1900 town's Jewish population was 1,60 souls (out of general population of 2,102 people). in 1900 Nowy Witków was part of Kamionka Strumiłowa district of Tarnopol Province, and in 1930 it was relocated to Radziechów district in  Lwów Province.

Currently town was renamed as Novyi Vytkiv in Ukrainian, and there are 18 entries for this town are listed in JGFF (JewishGen Family Finder) database.

Alexander Sharon


Alexander Sharon
 

Oooops, There are appears to be a mistake in year 1900 Jewish population. It should read 1,060.
Alexander Sharon


Aline Petzold
 

Hello Tracy:

 Your post caught my eye because  my maternal great-great grandfather, (my grandmother, Pearl Vigderovici's grandfather), is identified  on family charts only by the name "Wigdor".  My grandmother's family lived in north eastern Romania (Stefanesti) but were said to have emigrated from the Ukraine.  I assumed that the Vigderovici (Wigdorovici) name was from the first name Vigdor/Wigdor, but perhaps the name signified that  my maternal great-great grandfather came from the town of Wiktorow, in the Ukraine.  A thought worth investigating further!

Regards,
Aline Petzold
St. Paul MN


Susan&David
 

Wigdor/Vigdor is a short form of the Hebrew given name Avigdor.
https://dbs.anumuseum.org.il/skn/en/c6/e186420/Family_Name/AVIGDOR

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 12/4/2021 9:41 AM, Aline Petzold wrote:
Hello Tracy:

 Your post caught my eye because  my maternal great-great grandfather, (my grandmother, Pearl Vigderovici's grandfather), is identified  on family charts only by the name "Wigdor".  My grandmother's family lived in north eastern Romania (Stefanesti) but were said to have emigrated from the Ukraine.  I assumed that the Vigderovici (Wigdorovici) name was from the first name Vigdor/Wigdor, but perhaps the name signified that  my maternal great-great grandfather came from the town of Wiktorow, in the Ukraine.  A thought worth investigating further!

Regards,
Aline Petzold
St. Paul MN