[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Village name Widoncka
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Sat Nov 21 13:16:45 PST 2009
I am copying this response to the mailing list so others can see names
you are looking for. Karen sent me scans of the passenger lists. I
believe that the recorded village is either Widomka or Widowka. Though
the m/w is not really clear, the rest of the place name is written that
way on different lists at different times by different hands.
In research of this type, i = y. The only close match I can find
anywhere is Wydumka in Volhynia. There are several in Volhynia.
- 24 km SW of Luck (Germans known to have lived here)
- 5 km E of Rowno (Germans not known to have lived here)
- 28 km WNW of Zhitomir (Germans known to have lived here)
Having said that, the Leder surname is not common in Volhynia. Of the
ten I found:
- one is at Cholosna aka Julianowka, about 6 km E of the last Wydumka
- one is at Mossiewka, about 8 km SE of the last Wydumka listed above
- two are at Ludmilowka, about 18 km E of the last Wydumka listed above
Though I could find no specific matches to the people listed below, I
think there is enough evidence to conclude that this is the correct
kander25 at cableone.net wrote:
> Thanks for your offer to look into this. I am attaching the manifest
> as pdfs. Family name to look for is Leder, located at the bottom of
> the "fred" manifest, and Line 20 on the "Johann" and line 2 on "Anna".
> Johann came to ND in 1903, his wife Anna and a child came in 1905, and
> then Fred and 2 siblings came in 1907. As you can see, Fred and
> Johann arrived in Baltimore. Anna arrived in NY.
> Seems odd to me that 3 different manifests in three different years in
> two different ports would misspell the village the same way.
> On Fri Nov 20 20:19 , Jerry Frank sent:
> As others have written, this spelling does not appear to be
> accurate. I did a search for that spelling on the Ellis Island
> site and nothing showed up.
> If you can send a copy of the manifest image to me personally, I
> will see if I can get a better read on the spelling in context.
> If it is on Ellis Island, just provide me with the name and year
> and I will go there directly myself.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "kander25 at cableone.net"
> Date: Friday, November 20, 2009 11:45 am
> Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Village name Widoncka
> To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
> Need help locating this village: Widoncka.
> I have seen it on 3 different arrival manifests in different
> years, all spelled like this. The arrival manifests say Widoncka,
> Russia, but elsewhere the family is described as Polish.
> Thank you for whatever leads you can provide.
> Karen Anderson
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