Cities in Soroki:
Bessarabia - Moldova
Posting date: April 14, 2005
I have seen this name as Soroca and Soroki, all of which seem to be the same place. My family has lived here in Denver, Colorado, USA, since 1890.
I am writing to find out whether there is any memory of a family named GASS (not changed) in Soroky. Is there a Jewish cemetery with any records of such a name? Or town statistics or synagogue records — or anything that may record this name?
The reason for my inquiry is that the only document that ties my grandfather to roots in the Soroky area is a postcard addressed to my Grandfather, Joseph Gass, in Yiddish, from Soroca, Bessarabia, dated in 1939, from a person named Etel Gass, who identified herself as the widow of my Grandfather’s brother, Jacob Gass. She said she had visited her husband’s and father-in-law’s graves. I do not know whether the graves were in Soroca, or not.
The GASS and PELLISH family immigrated first to Liverpool, England, and then to the USA (and some to Argentina).