[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Village name of Pinelwatki, Russia
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Sun Nov 29 05:35:25 PST 2009
I looked at the original Ellis Island record and Pinelwatkia is a very
poorly extracted attempt at what is written there.
I believe the place name should be something like P---walki (compare for
example to passenger #13 who is from Suwalki). The P at the beginning
seems correct given how it is written with some other surnames and in
Pittsburgh but I am not 100% certain. Given that the loop on the d is
not closed in other words (Adelgunde, Leopold, etc.) I would further
guess at P--dwalki.
I did a search with ShtetlSeeker for all place names in Poland and some
other countries containing "walki" and did not come up with a viable
match. Poland is the only country with places that have that suffix.
There is a Powalki but it is not in what would have been Russia and the
letters, in my opinion, do not fit. Perhaps others on the list can give
it a try.
FoxeGenie at aol.com wrote:
> Does anyone recognize the village/town name of Pinelwatkia, Russia? In 1906
> Adelgunde Spitz immigrated to Ellis Island at age 16 years old. The
> village name tha family was from was Pechratka, Russia, is now Pechratka, Poland
> near Ostrow Mazowiecki, south of Lomza.
> Geneen Giberson
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