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Shor Hezkel, 2x great grandfather of my generation

I have Alven Simon Ghertner’s communication files with Ghertner relatives in Israel and I found the name of Shor Hezkel, who was my 2X great grandfather. Hezkel  is a name more commonly known as Ezekial. It is uncertain when the … Continue reading

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Who put the ‘h’ in Ghertner?

I recall my dad (Leonard Ghertner) told a story that Simon Ghertner’s name had been changed to include the ‘h’ at Ellis Island because ‘it looked better’. Actually it appears Simon Ghertner never entered the United States through Ellis Island. … Continue reading

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Simon’s brother Smil-Lieb

Smil Lieb Ghertner, born 1875 in Roman, Romania to Avram & Pescia Abramovici. As Simon Ghertner was also born in Roman, Romania in August 1882 to Avraham (another form of Avram or Abraham) and Pessie (likely the same name as … Continue reading

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