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Families of Troškūnai (Trashkun)

Lithuania

Waldman family

alternate spelling: Valdman

Leyb (Yudel Leyb) Waldman was born in Rogeve (Raguva) in 1808 to Nosel Waldman, the family's patriarch.  In ~1829 Leyb married Sora Rocha Skudovich (born ~1812, died before 1882 in Troskunai). They had four known children who settled in Troskunai, and one who settled in nearby Anyksciai.

The five known children of Leyb Waldman and Sora Rocha Skudovich:

Zelman Moshe Waldman

Zelman Moshe Waldman

I.  Leyzer (Eliezer) Waldman was born in 1830 and was married to Feyga (born 1833).  "Feter Leyzer" (Uncle Leyzer), as he was known to the family, kept all of his money in a money belt and, according to family lore, "lived out in the woods and where he was presumably killed by either wolves or thieves [highwaymen] at some point in the early 1900's." 

The five children of Leizer Waldman and Feiga are:

II.  Nathan Nosel (Nisan) Waldman was born in Troskunai in 1832. He was the only child of Leib Waldman who emigrated. He and his third wife Bessie left Troskunai in 1906 and settled in New York City. Nathan died in New York City on 29 February 1908. According to his granddaughter (still living in Brooklyn at age 90), Nathan mostly studied the Torah and Talmud while his second wife, Etta (Labo), was the 'breadwinner'.  Etta was an herbalist and would collect herbs from the forest to create medicinal blends which she would then trade with the non-Jews of Troskunai for their eggs, milk, etc. Nathan Waldman had three wives over the course of his lifetime:

The two children of Nathan Waldman and his first wife, Ita Ross:

The five children of Nathan Waldman and his second wife, Etta Labo:

Jenny Waldman and Morris Levine (1898)

Jenny Waldman
and Morris Levine

Jennie Waldman

Jennie Waldman

Celia Waldman and Charles levine (1902)

Celia Waldman
and Charles Levine

Celia Waldman

Celia Waldman

Alexander Levine

Alexander Levine

Harry Waldman

Harry Waldman

Sadie Waldman

Sadie Waldman

Sadie Waldman and Ike Lesowitz (1910s)

Sadie Waldman
and Ike Lesowitz

III.  Leah Tauba Waldman was born in Lithuania around 1849, and was married to Abram Shaya (Sam) Klatzko (born ~1842, died before 1897).  Leah Tauba died in Troskunai on 18 November 1922.

 

IV.  Feiga Leah (Fay) Waldman was born ~1854 in Anyksciai or Troskunai.  She married Michael Leib Dubovsky, born ~1854 in Anyksciai, son of Itsyk Dubovsky and Toyba. Michael died before 1912 in Lithuania. Fay died in Cook County, Illinois, on 17 December 1929.

V.  Freda Waldman was born in 1858.  She married Wulf Mendel Puntik (born in 1859) and she died in Troskunai on 22 February 1924.

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