My mother’s family the Grosslerners
My great grandmother, Chrandel Devorah married a
Grosslerner, said that the area they were from was Bessarabia at that
time. Their daughter was "Anna" Chanka Grosslerner born in Dumbravitz
around the turn of the century. The date was on the Jewish calendar but
we celebrated it on Aug. 31, 1900.
My grandmother married Scholem (called Samuel in the
States) Munishav.(Miller).He was not from that area. He was from the
Ukraine and left perhaps to avoid conscription in the army. His father
managed a rich man's property. He told his daughter that he used to swim
in the Dnieper or it may have been the Dniester River as a boy. They
came to the United States in 1924 as he was having difficulty making a
living due to the changes that occurred after WWI.
My grandmother had these siblings, Esther and, Harry
who came to the United States , Leib and Heicha who remained in Russia).
The children of those that stayed in Russia eventually emigrated to
Samuel Munishav had one sister who married and lived
in Russia. The family lost contact with them after WWII. As in many
families, pictures were exchanged but names have long since been
forgotten. I have a picture but never knew her married name. I have no
idea what happened to her children and children's children.
My father’s family the Ziselman’s from
Valya Luy Vlad
My grandmother, Esther Machla Greenspan, on my
father’s side was from Valya Luy Vlad. She married Israel Mordeccai
Ziselman. Although my parents had never met each other, the
grandmother's knew each other from Europe since these two colonies were
less than one mile from each other! My parent's were set up on a blind
date! Israel Max Ziselman and his wife were from Beltz where he was a