Hershkowitz and Gelb - Hungary (Ukraine)
Seeking information for my grandparents and their families from Hungary (present day Ukraine). Samuel Hershkovitz was born 8-2-1873 in Ugosca County, Hungary near present day Il'nycja, Ukraine. His parents were Avrom Moishe Hershkovitz (Herskovicz), b. abt 1845 and Channah Klein, b. abt. 1845.
Samuel Hershkovitz married Beile (Bella) Gelb on 1-15-1903 at Elmish (Almash), Hungary. Beile was born about 1876 near Szollos, Hunagry (Nagy-Szollos, Vinodradov, Ukraine)to Aaron Baer Gelb (b. abt. 1848) and Zlota Rifka (b. abt. 1850)
Samuel and Beile came to New York in 1903 or 1904 aboard an unidentified ship. They remained in Brooklyn, NY all their lives.
The Hershkowitz (Hershkovitz, Herskovicz), Gelb and Klein families have possible connections to the "Martyrs of Nagy-Szollos" who perished in 1944 at Auschwitz. (See Jewishgen.org)
Our research has been hard and frustrating because of the lack of available documentation. The above information may contain errors. We welcome your help and we would be happy to share all the information that we have on file to date. We would also like to hear from any member of these families.
The complete list of related families includes Hershkowitz, Gelb, Klein, Leibowitz, and Schwartz.
Thanks for your help.