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Primary Records of Other Nations Created about those from Lyakhovichi


This is a page in our Documents section. Click the button labeled "Documents" in the left-hand column to reach all of the other resources of the Document area.

We have greatly expanded the coverage of primary records in in the nations to which Lechovichers emigrated, their "nations of landing." There is now a link box on the first page of this new series of pages. Please go to Nations of Landing Records - US Federal Records - The Military to find the table of links to all of the pages.


United States Federal Records - Naturalizations and Declarations of Intent to become Citzens
by Deborah G. Glassman, copyright 2009

The United States, as noted on the first page of these records has few records created in the national jurisdiction. The common categories are those of the national census, Social Security, military service, immigration documentation, federal courts for all purposes, citizenship, and documents to acquire the protection of the US State Department. The census, in the period for which it is open for public research, does not list specific birth towns. The military records of World War I and World War II which may specify Lyakhovichi birth, are introduced on other pages. Naturalization records, though they do include a town of birth after 1906, have largely been unexplored for searches by birthplace because there are so far, neither commercial or private indices for naturalization petitions by birthplace.

Naturalization records posted on this page, are our first attempt to change that paradigm. If we post the images and the extracted names of petitioner, family members, and their chosen witnesses, then we do more than put your grandfather's naturalization petition on our pages. We start to see those whom the Lechovichers who immigrated to your grandfather's town, asked to serve as witnesses. We may get reports of vital records valuable to your search reported on the pages of another man's naturalization papers. We see who the single women, the widows, and the married women who pursued naturalization in their own persons, reached out to for witnesses. We have a snapshot look at the addresses and occupations of the petitioner, spouse, and witnesses.

This is, as ever, a work in progress. I have specific volunteer projects I would like to discuss with you if you would like to volunteer to help find more. I will gratefully publish the info you have found on your Lechovicher relatives here!

Lyakhovichi Natives
in United States Federalized Records
Naturalizations and Declarations of Intent

Declarations of Intent and Petitions for Naturalization

 
Abe ALLEN ne Mordhy YELLIN
Petition Greenvile SC
wit Charles David SWITZER; Harris BLOOM
Declaration

 
Paul BARCOWITZ
Petition South Carolina
nat says "Minsk Russia, passport specifies Lyakhovichi, Minsk, Russia

 
Meyer David BEDOLAS
Petition NY 1916
says Lyakhovichi but may not be ours; witnesses Samuel LEVINE and Maurice GROSSMAN (I was looking for Meyer David Glazer of our Lyakhovichi when I found this)
Declaration NY

 
Abraham BINN
1899Petition NYC
Both Abraham and his witness purchased burials in Lechovicher plots. Binn NYC resident since Sept 1899 ac to witness. Witness Barnet EISENBERG Eisenberg is Lechovicher family name but no Lyakhovichi connection established.

 
Louis BOGIN
1907 Declaration
thanks to Carole Bogin for sharing the Bogin documents!

 
Louis BOGIN
1912 Petition
showing Lyakhovichi witnesses - his brother Bernard BOGIN and brother-in-law Jacob LEICHNER

 
Barnett BOGIN
1906 Declaration Hartford CT

 
Bernard BOGIN
Petition
Hartford CT 1911 wit:Norman GROSS, Abraham GOODFLEISH

 
Abraham BRODY
Petition NYC
wit: Stella Brody and wife's brother Kalman Oginsky, both of Lechowitz

 
Abram BRODY aka Alter BREWDE
Petition NYC wit (2nd page not shown here) Herman HEITELBAND and Morris HANTMAN, Lyakhovichi connection not established.

 
Dora BOCKER BRODY
Petition 1933 NYC.born in Slutsk but deceased husband Morris Brody was born in Lechowitz.Witnesses Anna Brody SCHIFF and Moe SCHIFF.

 
Morris BRODY
1913 Declaration
attached to 1918 Morris Brody nat, adjacent

 
Morris BRODY
1918 Petition
witnesses Meyer GILMAN, Hyman EAGAN (Gilman not of Lechovich, not known for Eagan)

 
Bertha (BUDOWLA) SMALLINE
Petition witness page Witnesses Helen SACHS and Ida BUDOW

 
Ida (BUSHEL) DREIBLATT
Petition - also ordered under married name in this table
Wit Rose LIFSCHUTZ; Freda WOLSSON

 
Joseph Hyman BUSHEL
Declaration Tennessee

 
Joseph Hyman BUSHEL
Petition Tennessee
WIT: Wm Neil Thomas and J. Newt Thomas

 
Bella BUSHELL nee GILLER? (name not clear)
she born in Lyakhovichi, her husband in Kletsk
Petition ny
WIT: Nathan BUSHELL
and Fannie BEREK

 
Benny CABLE
Petition Philadelphia PA
see WWI Army service details
witnesses Benj. CZIRLIS and Nathan BILSKY (Benj Czirlis has since been found to be of Lyakhovichi)

 
Nathan COHEN (ne Kirschner)
Closeup of Witness sigs
relationships to Cohen undetermined but Oken and Okren are Lyakhovichi surnames. witnesses Joseph GLASS and Ike OKEN


Rubin COHEN
Petition

 
Louis Falevitch is buried in a Lechovicher plot as is his witness Nathan Falevitch, both from the addresses given in this document. Maybe Maschatt is in the vicinity of Lyakhovichi. Nathan FALEVITCH Signed in Yiddish; other witness David GARFINKLE

 
Benjamin CZIRLIS
1903 Petition Philadelphia PA
witness Charles MORRIS

 
Hyman ELGOWSKY
Petition NYC - bp of Hyman and wife Fannie are other than Lyakhovichi but they were buried in Lechovicher plots.

 
Esther GOLDBERG ne MUKASHEY
Petition NYC 1942
wit Anna SIEGAL; Jacob KINSLEY

 
Louis GREENSTEIN
Petition NYC - he was not born in Lyakhovichi but his wife Sarah was (their child was buried in the Lechovicher plots in NYC)

 
Isaac Paul GREENWALD
Declaration

 
Isaac Paul GREENWALD
Petition Philadelphia
witnesses Max S. SHAPIRO and Nathan RISBERG

 
Abraham KANN
Petition Pittsburgh PA
Wit:his brothers of Lyakhovichi Benjamin KANN and Morris KANN

 
Benjamin KANN
Nat at Federal Court of Pittsburgh 1901
trav on US passport 389906 from Antwerp to NYC 6/7/1931

 
Morris KANN
Nat at Probate Court of Butler County Ohio Oct 14, 1892 (according to manifest documents on US citizens traveling 01/25/1939)

 
Saul KANN
Petition Pittsburgh PA
Wit: Louis Scheinholtz Sept 1906

 
Lewis KARELL
wit: Lillian LISS; Louis DOVER

 
Theodore KIRZNER
Declaration NYC

signed in Yiddish

 
Todress KIRZNER
Petition NYC 1922
Wit: Nathan Cohen, Rubin Cohen (Todress's brothers, both of Lyakhovichi)

 
KUNTSEVITSKY Name Change Petition 1893
appended to the nat rec of Morris Kuntz and naming David Kuntsevitsky, Morris Kuntsevitsky, and Julius Kuntsevitsky

 
David KUNTZ

 
Julius KUNTZ

 
Morris KUNTZ
Petition 1893 see name change petition above which was attached to naturalization petition
signature page
wit Nathan HIRSCH

 
Martin KURTIN of Liakowitz
Declaration 1904 NY via Canadian Pacific Railway from Glace Bay Nova Scotia

 
Martin KURTIN of Liakowitz
Petition 1904
wit: Samuel KURTIN, David HERMAN

 
Solomon LEHMAN
Declaration 1905

 
Solomon LEHMAN
Petition
Wit: mother's brothers of Lyakhovichi Benjamin KANN and Morris KANN

 

Saul LEHMAN
Declaration

 
Saul LEHMAN
Petition
Wit: mother's brothers of Lyakhovichi Benjamin KANN and Morris KANN

 
Benjamin LEVY
Petition
Wit Louis CHAIT

 
Meyer LIPKISS
Petition May 1937
wit Herman GALANTY, Aaron APPLEBAUM

 
Frank MALOVE (ne Fraim Malowicki) see also Fraim Malowicki witness page Wit Adolph GOLDHABER, Abe TOLL

 
Getty MARK (nee MANDEL)
WWII Declaration (much more info than previous) Greenville South Carolina 1940. Getty's maiden name is given on her husband Louis's Declaration. Her immigration records specifies Lyakhovichi, Minsk.

 
Louis MARK (nee MANDEL)
WWII Declaration (much more info than previous) Greenville South Carolina. Husband of Lechovicher Getty MANDEL MARK. This page shows the address of 3 ch but 2 additional dtrs appear on tab appended to page in original and the names match those listed on Getty Mark's declaration. But Louis also had Declared his intention in 1907 see Declaration 1907

 
William MARK (nee MANDEL)
WWII Declaration (much more info than previous) Greenville South Carolina. Son of Lechovicher Getty MANDEL MARK. Declaration See his wife declaration also Declaration of Fannie ZALIN MARK.

 
Isaac Mishkin, druggist
Petition 1898
wit Joseph BRUDER

 
Meyer Mishkin, pharmacist
wit Benjamin LAZARUS-

 
Nathan MUKASHEY
Declaration NYC

 
Nathan MUKASHEY aka Nat MALKASHER
petition NYCc
WIT: Isidore GOLDBERG; Harris J. KLEIN

 
Naftule OLCHA aka Nathan LEVY
Petition
sig in Yiddish
Signature Page
Louis Levy is called Naftule Olcha's bro on immigration record (which also cites his father as Abram Olcha of Lachowicze) so wit Louis LEVY and Charles LEVY also of Lyakhovichi.

 
Abram PILNICK
Certificate of Naturalization 1903 Philadelphia (name given as Abraham Pelnick)
wit: Samuel ABRAMS Cover Page

 
Joseph PILNICK
Petition
sig in Yiddish
wit: bro Abram PILNICK also of Lyakhovichi Cover Page

 
Lesser RATNER
Petition 1900
Wit: Max DRUHIN

 
Abraham RYSKIND
Petition 1899
WIT Barnet RYSKIND

 
Hyman SABLOW (ne ZABLOTZKY)
Declaration NYC

 
Hyman SABLOW (ne ZABLOTZKY)
Petition Florida
Wit: Mark M. SABLOW; Mrs. Rose SABLOW

 
Chatzkel SLONIMSKY
Declaration Philadelphia

 
Chatzkel SLONIMSKY
Petition Philadelphia
wit: Harry LEVIN; Israel SLONIMSKY

 
SLOTNICK
Petition Philadelphia
WIT Samuel SOSLOVITZ, Myer MONDROS

 
SMALLINE, Bertha (BUDOWLA)
Petition witness page
see under BUDOWLA above

 
Frieda WEINGER
Petition
Max FEUERSTEIN (Lyakhovichi surname); Ida FELLMAN (Lyakhovichi surname)

 
Nathan WEINGER
Petition
wit Charles GREENBERG

 
Isaac WINNEGRAD
Petition NYC
wit Harris Hermelin (married to Lyakhovichi native Rebecca Winnegrad Hermelin)

 
Benjamin YELLIN
Petition Philadelphia
wit Solomon SHAPIRO; Benj. SMITH
Declaration

 
Israel YELLIN
Petition Philadelphia
wit Jacob BELENSON; Aberom KOLSKY (Aberom Kolsky is Lechovicher in Woodstown NJ in WWI Draft rec and resides Phila in WWII Old Man Draft)
Declaration

 
Joe (ne Gedaliah) ZABLOTZKY
Petition Philadelphia
Wit Samuel NEWMAN; Jacob GREENBERG Declaration




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