- Dear fellow SHEPSENWOHL researcher:
In an effort to learn the connections between the SHEPSENWOHLS of
Radoshkovich, Haradok, and Volozhin, which together account for almost all
known Shepsenwohls in the world, I sent some new information to you
yesterday, from details I discovered in the Radoshkovich yizkor book.
Today, I received a reply from Beny Shepsenwohl Shefer. I am sharing it with
you (below) so we can solve this puzzle together. The Harodok link connects
his family to the Shlomo der Chasid Shepsenwohls of Volozhin, who went there
from Harodok. And the Radoshkovich link to his family connects his Ben Tsion
Shepsenwohl family to my Moshe Yoneh Shepsenwohl family. So the evidence
grows that all three families are one. But precisely what is their link?
Subj: family tree
Date: 3/25/01 5:04:02 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: sheferb@... (beny shefer)
To: Rosen20817@... (Steve Rosen)
I got today from Shelomo Cherches (today Nachshon) an updated family tree.
Basically his family tree is following the roots of two families, Cherches,
and Issacson were my great mother origin is. This family tree dose not
follows the roots of Shepsenwohl, so there are no indications of my great
I spoke today with Shelomo and he could not tell me my great great father
name, but he confirmed that my great father Ben-Zion did not born in
Radoshkovich and most probably he came from Haradok because of my great
mother. (As you know I have family from Haradok). Most probably that after
the firs war my great father was the only Shepsenwol in Radoshkovich.
Trying to learn my great great father name I assume that it could be Joseph
or Liebe (Leon). (these are the name of my uncles, and my father name was
after his great father from his mother). Other possibility is Zalman, which
was the name of my father sister Shoshana, and my great father first great
son. (I don’t see any Zalman in my great mother roots so maybe this name came
from my great father roots) I need to check this point with my uncle in
France, he is the only one who maybe will be able to tell me.
So as you see there is steel mystery but you encourage me to find out about
my roots and I must thank you for it, I have already learned a lot.