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Michael Grant's Pogrund Family Tree

Haim Pogrund writes:

Our family, Pogrund and Sackstein [and Kruss ‑ MSG] were originally from the NovoAleksandrovsk province in N.E. Lithuania. As you know, they were from the town of Abel [in Yiddish] or Obeliai [in Lithuanian ‑ also Abeli, in Russian] (apple) and Rokeshik [in Yiddish] or Rokiškis [in Lithuanian]. [We have since found Pogrunds in Kupishok/Kupiškis and Birzh/Birzai too.] The area is very beautiful and has many lakes. The name Pogrund probably comes from two words, grund which is the pebbly shore on the bank of a river and which is not only German but also Russian, and Po which probably refers to a body of water in the area. The name is exactly as spelt and appears thus in my father's passport dated 1910 and which I have. Beider's book on names in the Pale of Settlement claims that it comes from a village called Pogrundzi but this is not proven ‑ I have not seen this place on a rather detailed map of the area.*

Sackstein on the other hand, comes from Zakshteyn meaning a sack and a stone and is allegedly from Petersburg in the same NovoAleksandrovsk area.

There was another Pogrund branch in Svencian nearby [...]. I even found our name in a lexicon of names with their equivalent pictograms in the town of Guilin in China! This means that a Pogrund must have passed through Shanghai or Harbin, either after the Revolution or before the Second World War. Who or where he is, we may never know.

* I have seen references to Pagrundziai including on Lithuanian-language websites, but MapQuest does not show it.

Click here for an interactive map of Abel.

This tree took quite some effort to sort out. There were two accounts of one man marrying two sisters, but the details didn't match. The contradiction was finally resolved by the realisation there were four sisters: two of them, Golda and Anna married Moses Sackstein; and another two, Ada (my great-great-grandmother) and another, unnamed sister, married Shmuel Hanoch Kruss.

In fact there were several marriages between the Pogrund, Kruss and Sackstein families; several parts of the family actually appear on this tree twiced because husband and wife are related, e.g. Tzippel and Kalman Pogrund and their descendants, and Bennie and Evelyn Grant and theirs.

Family Tree

Note: Place names are birth places if no other places are given; all dates are in British format, i.e. DD.MM.YYYY.

The tree is a little ragged, as I have tried to strip living people out of it, for data protection purposes.


(POGRUND patriarch) <UNKNOWN>
|  
|- Hirsch? Nottel? POGRUND c.1830-
|  |  
|  |- Jehuda Loeb(e)/Leib POGRUND c.1860-1927 Abel
|  |  
|  |  Flax merchant
|  |  = Chava Sarah (Sorra) BEHR, BERZ c.1860? 1850?-1936
|  |  
|  |  Ran a "kretschmer" or inn.
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Hirsch Zvi POGRUND (GRANT) c.1880-9.8.1966
|  |  |   -> Harrisburg, PA end of C19

|  |  |  = Rachel Leah MINSKY -1937
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Abe POGRUND 1901-1952
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Dorothy GRANT 1905-
|  |  |  |  = Ben BORKON
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Rose GRANT 1907-1978
|  |  |  |  = Jules SOLOMON 1906-1978
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Goldye GRANT 1908-
|  |  |     = Ben SHOLL
|  |  |  
|  |  |- George, Gedalia POGRUND (GRANT) 1882? 1884?-19.11.1936
|  |  |  = (1) Sarah KATZEN 1893-30.10.1965
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  = Herman KREVSKY
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  = Irving ABRAMSON -1961
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Rebecca POGRUND (GRANT) 16.6.1918-16.9.1986
|  |  |  |  = Jack LESSIN -18.10.1975
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  = Thelma GROSSMAN
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Helen Hilda POGRUND (GRANT) 2.3.1923-28.1.1927
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  = Reuben ROSENBERG -29.6.1979
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |     = Burnett STEIN
|  |  |  
|  |  |  = (2) ?
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Philip POGRUND (GRANT) 1909-1965
|  |  |  |  = Goldie ?
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Paul POGRUND (GRANT) 1910-
|  |  |     = Viola JACOBS
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Nochem Nottel POGRUND c.1883-1.7.1933 Abel, Lithuania
|  |  |  
|  |  |  = Pese EDELMAN
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Celia Rose, Tzippe Reiske, Rosa POGRUNDUS
|  |  |  |  16.10.1904-15.6.1983
|  |  |  |  Abel, Lithuania -> Johannesburg

|  |  |  |  = Hymie, Haim Yankel SACKSTEIN 1886?7?-15.12.1943
|  |  |  |   -> Johannesburg

|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Rahmiel Reuven Meir POGRUND
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Feigetzke Feige Blume POGRUND
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Henke POGRUND
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Tzippel POGRUND 1884-1975 -> Cape Town
|  |  |  = Kalman POGRUND 1891-1983 Abel -> Cape Town, 1929
|  |  |  
|  |  |  Ran a general dealer shop
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Hilda POGRUND 1922-1990 Abel -> Cape Town
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  = Frank SWERLING -1952
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Alec Harry, Hirsch POGRUND 1925-1986 Abel -> Cape Town
|  |  |     
|  |  |     Chartered accountant
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Morris, Moishke, Meiske POGRUND 1890-c.1963
|  |  |  = Annie HARRIS
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Meyer POGRUND 1916-
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Becky POGRUND 1917-
|  |  |  |  = Hymie MER
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Samuel (Mully) POGRUND 1920-KIA Italy 1944
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  = Harry STUBBS
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |     = Bokkie AVERBUCH
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Feige POGRUND c.1890-1941
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Alle Behr, Elia-Berka POGRUND 1886-1928? Abel
|  |  |  
|  |  |  = Feiga-Bluma GOLDVASSER 1901-1941 Kovno
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- <daughter> POGRUND -1941 died in Holocaust
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- <son> POGRUND -1941 died in Holocaust
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- <daughter> POGRUND -1941 died in Holocaust
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Eidel POGRUND 1894-c.1930
|  |  |  = Hymie, Haim Yankel SACKSTEIN 1886?7?-15.12.1943
|  |  |   -> Johannesburg

|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Sarah, Serel ZAKSTEINAITE, SACKSTEIN 24.4.1925-
|  |  |     Abel, Lithuania

|  |  |     
|  |  |     = Saul, Solly JUDELSON 14.3.1914-23.9.2002
|  |  |     Edenvale, South Africa -> Johannesburg

|  |  |  
|  |  +- Simha, Sam POGRUND 1895-1953
|  |     = Ida ORANSKY 1902-1982
|  |  
|  |- Icik POGRUND
|  |  = Henya PERETZ, PERAS
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Kalman POGRUND 1891-1983 Abel -> Cape Town, 1929
|  |  |  
|  |  |  Ran a general dealer shop
|  |  |  = Tzippel POGRUND 1884-1975 -> Cape Town
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Hilda POGRUND 1922-1990 Abel -> Cape Town
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  = Frank SWERLING -1952
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Alec Harry, Hirsch POGRUND 1925-1986 Abel -> Cape Town
|  |  |     
|  |  |     Chartered accountant
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Meyer, Meyer-Ber POGRUND 1882-1941 (died in Holocaust)
|  |  |  Abel

|  |  |  
|  |  |  = Mirel MACHEL 1896- Kedainiai, Lithuania
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Zalman POGRUND -1941 died in Holocaust
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Nathan POGRUND 1898? 1900?-1982 Dushat
|  |  |  
|  |  |  = Bertha SILBERSTEIN 1902-
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Doreen POGRUND
|  |  |  |  = A. PERLMAN
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Cilla POGRUND
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Feige POGRUND
|  |  |  
|  |  +- Golda POGRUND
|  |     = Rev. H. DICK
|  |     |  
|  |     |- Abie DICK
|  |     |  = Enid HOLTZ
|  |     |  
|  |     |- Aaron DICK -?
|  |     |  = Gute FELDMAN
|  |     |  
|  |     |- Sammy DICK
|  |     |  = Bella NAROTZKY
|  |     |  
|  |     +- Ida DICK
|  |        = Alf WEINBERG
|  |  
|  |- Meyer POGRUND
|  |  = Miriam? ?
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Dasa POGRUND 1899- Abel -> South Africa
|  |  |  
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Sarah POGRUND Cape Town
|  |  |  = ? JACOBS
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Janie JACOBS
|  |  |  |  = ? ROBINS
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Bill JACOBS
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Berke POGRUND -> Gatooma Rhodesia
|  |  |  
|  |  |  = Chaja ? 1880?- Dushat
|  |  |  
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Rose POGRUND
|  |  |  |  = Julius LEVY
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Frieda POGRUND
|  |  |     = Hymie SNAID
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Nathan POGRUND
|  |  |  = Rivka SWERSKY
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Sylvia POGRUND
|  |  |  |  = Jan VROTEK
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Cyril POGRUND
|  |  |  |  = Becky FISHER
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Mary POGRUND
|  |  |     = Reuben BECKER
|  |  |  
|  |  +- Morris POGRUND
|  |     = Ethel RABIE -12.3.1927
|  |     |  
|  |     |- Miriam POGRUND -9.1.1963
|  |     |  = ? COLMAN
|  |     |  
|  |     +- David Samuel POGRUND 12.3.1927-18.7.1990
|  |  
|  |- Golda POGRUND Abel
|  |  = Moses SACKSTEIN 1831? 1835?- Abel
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Samuel SACKSTEIN 16.10.1869-10.10.1950
|  |  |  Vilna -> USA ca. 1900 -> Riverhead, NY

|  |  |  
|  |  |  Butcher
|  |  |  = Ida TROCK
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Morris SAXTEIN 1900-4.5.1970 USA -> Northport, NY
|  |  |  |  = Francis FADEN
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Jacob "Harry" SAXTEIN -c.1939 USA
|  |  |  |  = Mary HARRISON
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Julius "Leo" SAXTEIN 1909-18.11.1980 USA
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Carl SAXTEIN 1905-10.1955 USA
|  |  |     
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Mordecai, Max SACKSTEIN 1870-15.8.1948 -> Stepney
|  |  |  
|  |  |  Clothing dealer / exporter
|  |  |  = (1) Ada, Rebecca/Rivke RUBENSTEIN
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Golda SACKSTEIN 1902-1916 (flu epidemic)
|  |  |  |  Stepney, London?

|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Gedalia SACKSTEIN 1900-died during childhood
|  |  |  |  Stepney, London?

|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Charles SACKSTEIN 1903-1983
|  |  |  |  St. Petersburg -> Liverpool

|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  = Minnie ARONSHTAM -15.4.1994
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Hymie SACKSTEIN 1899-1969
|  |  |  |  = Edie ?
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Morris SACKSTEIN -1975 London
|  |  |     
|  |  |     = Leah COOKLIN -1994
|  |  |  
|  |  |  = (2) Clara ARONSHTAM
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Rachmiel SACKSTEIN Abel
|  |  |  
|  |  |  = Rifke? ?
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Harold, Heske, Harry ZACKSTEIN 1895-1957
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  = Frieda LEVINE
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Maurice SACKSTEIN -1970
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Sonya SACKSTEIN 1898-1973 -> Finland
|  |  |  |  = David SCHEIMAN 1892-1977
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Itzke SACKSTEIN -died in Holocaust
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Zalman, "Zamke" SACKSTEIN
|  |  |  |  -Disappeared during WW2, may have been KIA.

|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- <twin-of-Fruma> SACKSTEIN -died in Holocaust
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Frumke, "Fruma" SACKSTEIN -died in Holocaust
|  |  |     = ? SCHEER
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Yehuda "Leibe der Lange" SACKSTEIN Abel?
|  |  |  = Henya ABRAHAMS
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- George, Gedalia SACKSTEIN -1954
|  |  |  |  = Annie SACK[?S]
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Hymie, Haim Yankel SACKSTEIN 1886?7?-15.12.1943
|  |  |  |   -> Johannesburg

|  |  |  |  = (1) Eidel POGRUND 1894-c.1930
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  = (2) Celia Rose, Tzippe Reiske, Rosa POGRUNDUS
|  |  |  |  16.10.1904-15.6.1983
|  |  |  |  Abel, Lithuania -> Johannesburg

|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- <daughter> SACKSTEIN -died in Holocaust
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- <daughter> SACKSTEIN -died in Holocaust
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- <son> SACKSTEIN -> -> USA
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- <son> SACKSTEIN -> -> USA
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Feige SACKSTEIN
|  |  |  = Avraham KRUSS
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Moshe KRUSS
|  |  |  |  = Malka SAK
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Hessa KRUSS
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Tzaddik KRUSS
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Ogga KRUSS
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Zalman KRUSS
|  |  |     = Dora LONSTEIN
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Gedalia SACKSTEIN
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Abraham SACKSTEIN
|  |  |  
|  |  +- Sara SACKSTEIN
|  |     = ? ?
|  |  
|  |- Anna, Hannah, Chaiya POGRUND, POGRUNER Abel?
|  |  
|  |  = Moses SACKSTEIN 1831? 1835?- Abel
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Solomon, Zalman, Sam SACKSTEIN 1882-1967.
|  |  |  Abel -> Cheetham, England

|  |  |  
|  |  |  Job dealer and shipper
|  |  |  = Rebecca YESSNER
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Lola SACKSTEIN
|  |  |  |  = Harry LEVY
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Evelyn SACKSTEIN -1979
|  |  |     = Boris, Bernard, Benny GRANT 1911-198? Ncle
|  |  |     hairdresser
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Isaac, Irving SACKSTEIN 1880-7.6.1966
|  |  |  Lithuania -> South Africa -> USA

|  |  |  
|  |  |  = Sadie WEINBERG
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  = Rosalina GUERRERO
|  |  |  |  Academic (Miami U)
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Iris SACKSTEIN -c.1974 NY
|  |  |     = David SMITON
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Eli SACKSTEIN
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Nathan SACKSTEIN
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Harry (doubtful) SACKSTEIN
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Golda SACKSTEIN
|  |  |  
|  |  +- Morris SACKSTEIN
|  |     = Dora KAPLAN
|  |     |  
|  |     |- Harold SACKSTEIN
|  |     |  = Adele BENJAMIN
|  |     |  
|  |     +- <son> ?
|  |  
|  |- Ada POGRUND -1888 Abel
|  |  = Shmuel Hanoch KRUSS -d.WWI Abel
|  |  Schoolteacher
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Frankisca, Fege KRUSS 1886-3.1956 Abel
|  |  |  Tailoress
|  |  |  = Aaron KRANTZ (GRANT) 1877?-14.6.1931
|  |  |  Istanbul? Kherson? -> Newcastle

|  |  |  
|  |  |  Barber
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Judah, James GRANT 13.8.1905-2.2.1985 N/cle
|  |  |  |  Lecturer
|  |  |  |  = Olga LEVEY 5.9.1914-1958 N/cle
|  |  |  |  ?????
|  |  |  |- Betsy, Bela GRANT c.1914-3.1957 Ncle
|  |  |  |  = Alec BOOK 1908-1987
|  |  |  |  Shopkeeper
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Sophie GRANT 1908-? N/cle -> Glasgow
|  |  |  |  = Solly GORDON
|  |  |  |  Shopkeeper
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Boris, Bernard, Benny GRANT 1911-198? Ncle
|  |  |     hairdresser
|  |  |     = Evelyn SACKSTEIN -1979
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Berel, Barnett Chaim KRUSS 1875-1961 Abel
|  |  |  = Hinda ABROMOV 5.5.1879-17.4.1954
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Abraham Isaac KRUSS 1901-1974
|  |  |  |  Russia -> N/cle age 10 months

|  |  |  |  = Flora COHEN
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Rose KRUSS -11.9.1971
|  |  |  |  = Dov STEIN
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Betty KRUSS 1909-fl. 1996 N/cle
|  |  |  |  = Nahum SHECHTER
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Edith KRUSS 1907?-1995
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Yehudel (Edel) KRUSS 1903-12.1919 (d. of meningitis)
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Zalman (Sam) KRUSS 1907-d.aged 10 months
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Sammy KRUSS South Africa
|  |  |     Architect
|  |  |     = Anne SHIRK
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Nathan KRUSS 1867-
|  |  |  = Nechama VINITSKI
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Ada KRUSS
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |- Joseph KRUSS America
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  |  
|  |  |  +- Shmuel (Sam) KRUSS America
|  |  |     = ? ?
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Chaya KRUSS -> America
|  |  |  
|  |  |  = ? ?
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Rosie KRUSS Abel -> USA
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Mushka KRUSS
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Rachel Leah KRUSS
|  |  |  
|  |  |- Ethel KRUSS
|  |  |  
|  |  +- Beila KRUSS -died young (embolism) -> St. Petersburg
|  |  
|  |- ? POGRUND Abel
|  |  = Shmuel Hanoch KRUSS -d.WWI Abel
|  |  Schoolteacher
|  |  |  
|  |  |- <son> KRUSS
|  |  |  
|  |  +- <son> KRUSS
|  |  
|  +- Samuel POGRUND
|  
+- ? POGRUND?
  |  
  |- Nehemiah, Nathan?, "Hymie" POGRUND
  |  1860 [Neh.], 1863 [Hym.]-<= 1914 [Nathan]

  |  
  |  |  
  |  |- Isaac POGRUND
  |  |  = Dora ?
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |- Anne POGRUND 1915-
  |  |  |  = Monte LEVINE
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |- Bernard POGRUND 1919-1979 England
  |  |  |  = Bella ?
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |- Daniel POGRUND 1914-1972
  |  |  |  = Lily ZEIDWEBER 1914-1972
  |  |  |  
  |  |     = Cyril JACOBSON
  |  |  
  |  |- Joseph POGRUND 1908-1988
  |  |  = (1) Minnie JOSEPHS
  |  |  |  
  |  |     = Ivor GALLEY
  |  |  
  |  |  = (2) Florence ?
  |  |  
  |  |- Betsy Ellen POGRUND 1892-9 Jan 1932 -> Leeds
  |  |  = Harris Barnett, Hershel SHUSTER -> SHOOMAN
  |  |  1881-1 Jan 1947
  |  |  Kovno, Lithuania -> Leeds

  |  |  |  
  |  |  |- Lawrence Louis SHOOMAN 19 Mar 1907-1970 Leeds
  |  |  |  = (1) Freda ZERETSKY 9 Sep 1906-12 Mar 2002 Leeds
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |  = (2) Ethel Miriam ROSE 1920-1981
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |- Hyman SHOOMAN 12 Jun 1920-15 Jun 1999 Leeds
  |  |  |  = Barbara Ruth BOSTON 3 Nov 1928-20 Aug 1999
  |  |  |  Brigg, Lincs. -> Leeds

  |  |  |  
  |  |  |- May SHOOMAN 1923-11 Aug 1937 Leeds
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |- Nettie SHOOMAN 14 Feb 1914-1983 Leeds
  |  |  |  = Charles SINGER 7 Jul 1908-1983
  |  |  |  
  |  |  +- Esther SHOOMAN 1917-1989 Leeds
  |  |     = Max LIPSITH 1916-1985
  |  |  
  |  |- Annie POGRUND 1893-1993
  |  |  = Ephraim LEVI 1895-1968
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |- Hyman LEVI 1917-1972
  |  |  |  = Bella ?
  |  |  |  
  |  |  
  |  |- Sam POGRUND 1898-1917
  |  |  
  |  +- Simon POGRUND 1898-
  |     
  |     = Rachel ? -1930
  |     
  |  
  |- Itzchak Aaron POGRUND 1860-1945
  |  = Sarah Rivka SHUMAN 1860-1940
  |  |  
  |  |- Lena POGRUND 1883-1965
  |  |  = Maurice EISENSTADT
  |  |  
  |  |- Herschel, Harry POGRUND 15.3.1885-18.5.1978
  |  |  Riga?, Latvia -> Chicago

  |  |  = (1) Anna SWIERSKY 12.7.1886-16.5.1940
  |  |  Svinchan, Lithuania -> Chicago

  |  |  |  
  |  |  |- Esther POGRUND 23.6.1907-fl. 1.2006
  |  |  |  Leeds -> Evanston, Il

  |  |  |  = (1) Ben ?
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |  = (2) Charles PADDOR ca. 1892-25.6.1953 Russia? -> Chicago
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |- Karl POGRUND 10.6.1910-15.3.1991 Chicago
  |  |  |  = (1) Minnie SORKIN 1908-1962?
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |  = (2) Muriel ?
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |- Mildred, Millie, Minnie POGRUND 4.7.1915-9.5.2004
  |  |  |  Chicago -> Fresno, Ca

  |  |  |  = Philip M., Phil NATENBERG 16.3.1893-19.8.1978
  |  |  |  CHICAGO -> Fresno, CA

  |  |  |  
  |  |  +- Lionel POGRUND 10.5.1926-31.5.1999
  |  |     Chicago -> Desert Hot Springs, Ca

  |  |     = (1) Phyllis MARX -1982
  |  |     
  |  |     = (2) Kathryn Schmidt STEELE
  |  |  
  |  |  = (2) Claire, Clara ? -ca. 1981 in Chicago
  |  |  
  |  |- Jacob POGRUND 1890-1950
  |  |  = Ethel ?
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |- Bella POGRUND
  |  |  |  
  |  |  +- Robert POGRUND
  |  |  
  |  |- Charles POGRUND 1901-1981
  |  |  Russia -> Chicago 1923 -> LA 1944

  |  |  
  |  |  Tailor (women's clothes)
  |  |  = Lillian, Lena ? Vilna?-
  |  |   -> Sao Paolo, Brazil ca. 1923 -> USA 1924

  |  |  ????? ???
  |  |  
  |  |  Tailor (women's clothes)
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |  = (div) Ed Shiffrin
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |  
  |  |  
  |  |- Carl POGRUND 1903-1977 Lived in Chicago at some point.
  |  |  
  |  |  = Bella, Belle ?
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |  
  |  |  |  
  |  |     
  |  |     = Toby URKOV
  |  |  
  |  +- Minnie POGRUND
  |     = Ben ENGEL
  |     |  
  |     |- Norman ENGEL
  |     |  
  |     +- Aleck ENGEL
  |        = Martha ?
  |  
  +-? Esther POGRUNTON -Died young, <= 1901
     Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania

     
     = Johuda, Yehuda Leib SCHUSTER
     
     Shoemaker
     |  
     |- Samuel SHUSTER
     |  = Marcia ?
     |  |  
     |  |- Lakie SHUSTER 1901-1942
     |  |  Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania -> Khar'kov, Ukraine

     |  |  = Myer BER
     |  |  
     |  |- Harry SHUSTER 1903-1942
     |  |  Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania -> Johannesburg

     |  |  = Hilda KRAWITZ
     |  |  
     |  |- Liebka SHUSTER 1904- Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania
     |  |  = Chiel KRIKST
     |  |  
     |  |  = Taube KLEIN 1916- Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
     |  |  
     |  |- Morris SHUSTER 1908-23.10.1964
     |  |  Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania -> Johannesburg

     |  |  = Barbara ?
     |  |  
     |  |- Abe SHUSTER -4.1978 -> Johannesburg
     |  |  = Rachelle BLECHMAN
     |  |  
     |  |- Henice SHUSTER
     |  |  
     |  |- Jan SHUSTER 22.1.1917-2000
     |  |  Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania -> Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

     |  |  = Sonia SOLOMON
     |  |  
     |  +- Meylakh SHUSTER 10 Jun 1919- Khar'kov, Ukraine
     |  
     |- Rachel SHUSTER -> Harrisburg, PA -> Cleveland, OH
     |  = David SKOKE
     |  |  
     |  |- Ely Michael SKOKE Dec 1919-Dec 1991
     |  |  Harrisburg, PA -> Atlanta, Georgia

     |  |  = Elizabeth Jane FINGEROFF 17 Feb 1920- Cleveland, OH
     |  |  
     |  |  
     |  +- Annette Goldie SKOKE 27 Jul 1927-9 Sep 1973 Cleveland, OH
     |     = Abraham LEBOVITZ 7 Apr 1922-21 Jul 1972 Cleveland, OH
     |  
     |- Celia SHUSTER
     |  = Joseph COHEN
     |  |  
     |  |- Louis COHEN 16 Jan 1902-1973
     |  |  Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania -> Toronto

     |  |  = Bessie MARKS 26 Dec 1903- Toronto
     |  |  
     |  |- Simon COHEN 27 Oct 1904-6 Apr 1975 Leeds
     |  |  = Rose BERNSTEIN 4 Apr 1906-22 Dec 1990 Leeds
     |  |  
     |  |- Mick COHEN 18 Jun 1911-Mar 1978 Leeds
     |  |  = Esther BAUM 31 Jan 1912-Jun 1971 Leeds
     |  |  
     |  |- Jack Isaac COHEN 1912-1964 Leeds
     |  |  = Gertrude Marion VINER 1909-1965
     |  |  
     |  |- Esther COHEN 23 Dec 1915-27 Jun 1989 Leeds
     |  |  = Myer Elky CAPLAN 20 May 1913-29 Mar 1990 Leeds
     |  |  
     |  |- Hyman COHEN 11 Mar 1918- Leeds
     |  |  = Pearl SHMUELOVITCH 14 Dec 1920-27 Jan 1999
     |  |  Sterling, Scotland, UK -> Leeds

     |  |  
     |  +- Morris COHEN 10 Aug 1921- Leeds
     |     = Maud DICKINSON 26 Jun 1922-23 Jun 1970 Leeds
     |  
     |- Harris Barnett, Hershel SHUSTER -> SHOOMAN
     |  1881-1 Jan 1947
     |  Kovno, Lithuania -> Leeds

     |  = Betsy Ellen POGRUND 1892-9 Jan 1932 -> Leeds
     |  |  
     |  |- Lawrence Louis SHOOMAN 19 Mar 1907-1970 Leeds
     |  |  = (1) Freda ZERETSKY 9 Sep 1906-12 Mar 2002 Leeds
     |  |  
     |  |  = (2) Ethel Miriam ROSE 1920-1981
     |  |  
     |  |- Nettie SHOOMAN 14 Feb 1914-1983 Leeds
     |  |  = Charles SINGER 7 Jul 1908-1983
     |  |  
     |  |- Reuben SHOOMAN 1916- Leeds
     |  |  
     |  |- Esther SHOOMAN 1917-1989 Leeds
     |  |  = Max LIPSITH 1916-1985
     |  |  
     |  |- Hyman SHOOMAN 12 Jun 1920-15 Jun 1999 Leeds
     |  |  = Barbara Ruth BOSTON 3 Nov 1928-20 Aug 1999
     |  |  Brigg, Lincs. -> Leeds

     |  |  
     |  |- May SHOOMAN 1923-11 Aug 1937 Leeds
     |  |  
     |  +- Isidore SHOOMAN 1926-1927 Leeds
     |  
     +- Jacob SHUSTER --> SHOOMAN 14 Dec 1887-20 Nov 1976
        Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania -> Leeds -> Harrisburg, PA ->
         Philadelphia

        ???? ????
        
        Tailor
        = (1) Musa Leah, Lena, Liba SCHMARDA, SMARDON -> GOLDSMITH
        1885-12 Oct 1928
        Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania -> Harrisburg, PA

        |  
        |- Esther SHOOMAN 20 Oct 1907-6 Feb 1992
        |  Baltimore -> Harrisburg, PA -> Norfolk, Virginia

        |  = Abe GLAZER 2 Apr 1907-8 Aug 1960
        |  Baltimore -> Norfolk, Virginia

        |  
        |- ? SHOOMAN 1908-1911 Baltimore -> Baltimore
        |  
        |- Louis, Lou SHOOMAN 10 Apr 1910-21 Sep 1968
        |  Baltimore -> Lakewood, NJ -> Harrisburg, PA

        |  
        |  = (1) Ada PEARL 5 Jul 1911-15 Jun 1953
        |  Trenton, NJ -> Belmar, NJ

        |  
        |  = (2) Zelda LEHMAN 13 Apr 1917-12 Feb 1999
        |  Brooklyn, NY -> Lakewood, NJ

        |  
        |- Harry SHOOMAN 23 Dec 1913-5 Apr 1985
        |  Baltimore -> Englewood, NJ -> New York, NY

        |  = Helen KUSHEL 19 May 1913- Harrisburg, PA
        +- Eli SHOOMAN 1 May 1918-4 May 1991
           Harrisburg, PA -> Red Bank, NJ -> Lakewood, NJ

           = Ethel RABIN 12 Apr 1916-31 Jul 2003
           Brooklyn, NY -> Red Bank, NJ

        
        = (2) Anna MOSES 1905-31 Jan 1967 -> Harrisburg, PA

Further research required:

The Lithuanian tax and voter lists online at JewishGen have the following entries:

Name
Born
FatherComments
Type of Record
YearTown
Uyezd
Guberniya
Archive/ Fond/ Inventory/ File
Record #
Page #
POGRUND, IoselItsko Poor
Box Taxpayers
1892 Birzai
Panevezys
Kaunas
KRA/ I-49/ 1/ 17524
339
14
POGRUND, ItsykMovsha Leather dresser. 3 in family. Well-to-do
Box Taxpayers
1889 Obeliai
Zarasai
Kaunas
KRA/ I-49/ 1/ 16110
77
152
POGRUND, Notel MeyerZelik 6 in family. Poor
Box Taxpayers
1889 Obeliai
Zarasai
Kaunas
KRA/ I-49/ 1/ 16110
102
153
POGRUND, MeyerMovsha Leather dresser. 4 in family. Retired soldier. Poor
Box Taxpayers
1889 Obeliai
Zarasai
Kaunas
KRA/ I-49/ 1/ 16110
3
154
POGRUND?, LeybaMovsha Leather dresser. 8 in family. Well-to-do
Box Taxpayers
1889 Obeliai
Zarasai
Kaunas
KRA/ I-49/ 1/ 16110
51
152

The Revision List (Lithuanian census data) available at the same place also offer the following:

Town
Uyezd
Guberniya
SurnameGiven NameFatherRelationshipAge This
Age Last
Reason Left
Year
CommentsDatePage
Registration
Former Registration
Publication Type
Archive / Fond etc
Rokiškis
Zarasai
Kaunas
PAGRUNDGirshaMovshaHead of Household
62
missing



1845
435
60
23 in 1834
Family list
KRA/I-49/1/1372
PAGRUNDIdel FayvishGirshaSon
11
missing

Rokiškis
Zarasai
Kaunas
PAGRUNDMovshaGirshHead of Household
26

present; lives in Rokiškis; has no a house; a glazier


1845
435
62
23 in 1834
Family list
KRA/I-49/1/1372
PAGRUNDChaimMovshaSon
11


PAGRUNDFreyda
Wife
28


Kupiškis
Ukmerge
Kaunas
POGRUNDShmuilMovshaHead of Household

51

from Rokiškis community, Zarasai uyezd; since 1876; has a wooden house


1892-1894
331
2
Ukmerge District Family List
KRA/I-106/1/5345
POGRUNDMina
Wife
45


Also:


Eliash ?
|  
+- Itsyk Aron PAGRUND
  = Shore Rivke ?
  |  
  |- Menukhe ? 189X- Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania
  |  
  |  
  +- Taube Leie ? 188X- Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania
     

And:


Iosel ?
|  
+- Abram PAGRUND
  = Pese ?
  |  
  +- Iankel ? 20.4.1881 (Julian)- Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania
     

All these people are related to me, but I can't link them up to names on my family tree. (Still, it's something to have the records from der alter heim available online, and in English!)

Sources:


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Last revised: 28 December 2014
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