From time to time I have asked about my maternal ggm Frejda GANTOVNIK (b.
Stayachisock between 1851 & 1861, died 1937) but lived in Vidzy (now
Belarus). She married Leon FLEXER in 1878. It is believed that all
GANTOVNIKS or GONTOVNIKS (which may be more correct, according to Howard
Gontovnik) originate in Stayachisok but I have not been able to tie her in
with anything so far that I have found.
It seems that there was also a Rachel/Rakhel GANTOVNIK also in Vidzy who
was related (connection unknown) but that would have been her married name!
The Pages of Testimony show she was born in 1892, in Widze (sic), & had a
child aged 12 in 1941 (year of her death). I do not know about the child.
This information was submitted by Yisrael GENTON in 1955. I am told that
family members live in Israel and now call themselves GAN. In browsing I
wonder if there are other variations (e.g. GENTON, as above) as I have also
seen the surname GAN TOV.
I am interested in information on my family also how they are related to
each other and fit into the overall GANTOVNIK/GONTOVNIK picture.
Riwka Gantownik was born in Rimson, Wilna in 1900. She was married
and had daughter Miryam ( born 1929). Prior to WWII she lived in
Vidzy, Poland. During the war she was in Vidz, Poland. Riwka perished
in Ponary, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony
(displayed on left) submitted on 28-Jun-1955 by her acquaintance
Volkovitz from Migdal Ashkelon
Eliezer Gantownik was born in Widze in 1918 to Betzalel. He was a
blacksmith and married to Rakhel nee Kohen. Prior to WWII he lived in
Widze, Poland. During the war he was in Widze, Poland. Eliezer
perished in 1941 in Widze, Poland with 3 years old child. This
information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted on 13-Aug-1955
by Yisrael Genton
Rachel Gantownik nee Kohen was born in Stojaciszki in 1920 to Yaakov
and Tzipora. She was a housewife and married. Prior to WWII she lived
in Vidz, Poland. During the war she was in Stojaciszki, Poland. Rachel
perished in Polygon, Murder Site. This information is based on a Page
of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 13-Aug-1955 by her
Szejna Gantownik was born in Postavi in 1875. She was an
agriculturist. Prior to WWII she lived in Haydutsishok, Poland. Szejna
perished in 1941 in Haydutsishok, Poland. This information is based on
a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 06-Aug-1955 by
Shimshon Gantownik was born in 1870 to Yehuda. He was an
agriculturist. Shimshon perished in 1941 in the Shoah. This
information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left)
submitted on 06-Aug-1955 by his acquaintance
Chaim Gantownik was born in Stojaciszka in 1872 to Arie and Lea. He
was an agriculturist and married to Sara. Prior to WWII he lived in
Hoduciszki, Poland. During the war he was in Stojaciszka, Poland.
Chaim perished in 1942 in Postawy, Poland. This information is based
on a Page of Testimony by his son Yisrael Gan Tov,