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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, who was born ~1812, likely in Raguva. Sora Rocha died in Troskunai before 1882. Leyb died in Troskunai in 1900. 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 Troskunai in 1830. He married Feyga, who was born in 1833 and died before 1900. "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." Leyzer died in Troskunai in 1900.

The five children of Leyzer Waldman and Feyga:

II.  Nosel (Nisan) Waldman, later Nathan Waldman, was born in Troskunai or Raguva in 1832. In ~1868 he married Ita Ras (Edith Ross), who was born in 1833 in Pušalotas (Pushalat) In ~1875 he married his second wife, Etta Labo, who was born in 1844, likely in Raguva. According to their granddaughter, Nathan mostly studied the Torah and Talmud while 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. Etta died in Troskunai on 23 October 1900. In 1903 Nathan married his third wife, Basia Nema (Bessie) Mesco, who was born in Kavarskas in November 1864. Nathan and Bessie emigrated in 1906 and settled in New York City, where Nathan died on 29 February 1908.  Bessie died in Brooklyn, New York, on 19 November 1927.

The five children of Nathan Waldman and his second wife, Etta Labo:
(see above for the children of Nathan Waldman and his first wife, Ita Ross)

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 ~1849 in Lithuania, likely in Raguva. She married Abram Shaya Klatzko, who was born in ~1842 in Raguva or Troskunai. Abram Shaya 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, who was born in Anyksciai in ~1854. Michael died before 1912 in Lithuania. Fay died in Cook County, Illinois, on 17 December 1929.

V.  Freda Waldman was born in Raguva in 1858.  She married Wulf Mendel Puntik, who was born in Raguva in 1859. Freda died in Troskunai on 22 February 1924.

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