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The SILNA Family

This information was submitted by Alice Lebowitz

My great-grandmother, Freida Silna, was born in about  1888. She, came from Rezekne.  Her parents were David Nachman Silna and Chaya Etta Silna. By 1900, they had moved to Riga, where she married my great-grandfather, Meyer Preil (from Birzh, Lithuania) in 1906. I have some records that list her brothers and their families. I believe that David Nachman Silna was a shoemaker. In 1906, My great-grandparents, Frieda Silna Preil and Meyer Preil left for the United States, where they settled first in Pennsylvania and later New Jersey.

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