My maternal grandmother's family is from Keidan. Her father's name in
the U.S. was Julius Stein (actually changed his name several times to
avoid creditors), but in Lithuania it was Yehuda something. In an
interview I did with her, she says his name was something like
"Stravinsky," I can't make it out. The only name that sounds similar
from Keidan is Starshunsky, so that's probably it. His father's name
was Kopel, according to his tombstone. I think his mother's name was
Leya, and his father's father Itsko, but I'm 100% sure I have the right
people. According to the interview with my grandmother, Juilus had
eight brothers and sisters. According to records, there was a
Strashunsky with a father Kopel one who married a "Chaim Lets," and
another who married a "Mikhel Etelzon." Julius was a custom shoe
maker, he made shoes for people who were crippled in one leg.
My grandmother's mother's name was Chaya Ita (Ida) Goldberg. Her
father was Yitzchak and her mother Rose (I think). Ida had one sister
and one brother and two step-sisters.
I'm trying to fill in my family tree, so if this rings a bell to
anyone, let me know.