One of the families I research is my husband's family, the Gerstein Family.
My husband's grandfather, Morris Gerstein immigrated to the United States around the turn of the century from Russia. He was born in a town just west of Odessa, which was known them as Bessarabia and is now known as the country of Moldova. He married Sarah Schwartz in Chicago, and had three children, David Gerstein (my father-in-law), Rose Gerstein, who married Maurice Endliss and Philip Gerstein, who married Ruth Ginsberg.
Morris's parents were Falik Gerstein and Rivka(maiden name unknown).
Falik and Rivka had six children. Although they remained in Russia, all their children immigrated to the Americas--five to the United States and one to Argentina.
The children were Miriam, who married Abe Lozowick and lived in Chicago, Brona, who married Hyman Rothstein, and lived in Chicago, Herschel, married to Fannie Fleisher, also lived in Chicago, Sara married Sam Yanes and lived in Chicago as well. That leaves Velvil, who went to Argentina, and the whereabouts of his family remains a mystery.
|Morris and Sarah Gerstein|
Most of the Russian Jews immigrated to the United States, but why did Velvil go to Argentina?
|Velvil and a little girl--possibly his daughter.|
Very little is known of Velvil Gerstein once he moved to Argentina. There is a picture and a message on the back of the picture.
Is there anybody who can translate the Yiddish message and give more information about Velvil?
|Back of the picture of Velvil Gerstein above--written in Yiddish. Date unknown.|