[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Province of Kovno?

Günther Böhm GHBoehm at ish.de
Mon May 22 15:16:51 PDT 2006

Christopher Menke schrieb:

>On my g-g-uncle's immigration papers he said he was from Province of Kovno. I took this to be a misspelling of Rowno = Rovno = Kovno. His Ellis Island papers say he was from Rowno. Am I right? I was wondering because now in reading some of the Journal articles (ie. "The German Question") I have seen references to the Province of Kovno. Is it a different place than Rowno?

Hello Chris,
yes, very different. Kovno is Russian for Kaunas, present district 
capital and former capital of Lithuania (some 360.000 inhabitants). In 
the Russian Empire (since 1795) it was a gouvernement capital and fortress.


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