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Natan ABELOVICH - Last known in New York around 1960
We are NO LONGER searching for family members or relatives of Nathan ABELOVICH
All the spellings in this notice must be taken phoneticaly, and not as being accurate. They can vary as in ABELOVICH, ABELOVITCH or ABELOVITZ, ABELOWITZ or even ABALOVICZ.
Likewise - the political lines changed in time - Poland, Lithuania, Belarus are almost interchangeable in the context of this search notice.
We are here concerned about a location, often spelled ZELWA now in Belarus.
We have the following information about the history of this family:
Gedaliah SCHEVACH (son of Berl) married Dvorah Leah DOVITZ around 1900.
The family was originally from Piesk in Poland which is a Shtetl near Zelva (or Zelwa) which lies between Volkovk and Slonim, now in Belarus.
Dvorah Leah and Gedaliah SCHEVACH lived in Zelva.
The family left for America (arrived there on June 10th, 1910) where a third chid, Samuel SCHEVACH was born in March 1911
Several years later, Dvorah Leah deserted Gedaliah and took her three children back to Poland. She was pregnant with a fourth, a girl who was born after her return to Poland and whom she named Haika.
Dvorah Leah and her children lived in Zelva on Volkovsk Gasse where she ran a small food store out of her house.
Her husband remained in the USA. He never followed her back to Zelva
At some time Dvorah Leah moved to Slonim and lived there close to her daughter Ruchel and her grandchidren.
We believe that Rivka was also married, Haika possibly not.
We seek any information available about the fate of these people.
Samuel SCHEVACH left Zelva in 1929 and came to America.
The last letter from the family in Poland arrived in New York 1939.
In the mid 1960's or early 1970's Nathan ABELOVICH found Samuel.
Nathan had married again after the War and for years had searched for the SCHEVACH family who
were living in the Bronx – but with the changed name of SHEBITZ .
Despite this reunion, contact between the families was lost again.
We have no knowledge of the fate of the family in Poland - and no trace of .
It is likely that Nathan is no longer alive, and we hope to find any children whom he may have had, and any knowledge about the family as a whole.
Does any of this ring any bells with you?
Can you guide us in any way?
If you have no information, do you know of anyone else, anywhere, where we can ask?
please e-mail me at searchandunitem [AT] lewinsdlondon [DOT] org [DOT] uk
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