Here's some of the history I have of my dad's side of the family. Does anyone have a clue how the name Fuhrman might have gotten started? Does it have a meaning, I mean besides being wonderful people?
My father was Seymour Fuhrman born in Brooklyn in 1923. His father was Charles Fuhrman was born in Bucacz, Galecia, Poland in 1894, which is very near Lviv in the Ukraine. Charles had brothers Isydor, Abraham, Shelya and a sister Lyla. Their parents were Zelec and Yetta Fuhrman who owned a building at 14 Sobiesko Street, Buczacz, Galecia, Poland which is now Buchach, Ukraine
Zelec Fuhrman operated a tobacco store in the building (supposedly granted to do so from King Franz Joseph, during his reign). The property was said to consist of a building of sufficient size to house four families plus adequate land to permit the keeping of cows and chickens (This was excerpted from a letter I received from my grandfathers Charles' cousin, Walter Fuhrman who is son of Abraham)
From my understanding Zelec and Lyla were said to have died of natural causes as did Abraham and Charles who came to the United States in 1907. All others were said to have perished during the 'war' I would imagine around 1939 as I have a copy of a letter from Isydor to Charles dated 1938.
I would be interested to hear if there is any connection and if there is more to the story that you might be able to add. I would think it would be unusual to have individuals with the name of Fuhrman originating from near L'viv in that time frame that were not related...but then, genealogy is not something I am very knowledgeable about.
Best Regards to All Andy Fuhrman Santa Cruz, California