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Looking for my Jewish Family - Jarmark, Yarmark - from Wojtkowa

24 Dec 2009 /  #1

I am looking for my family roots, from one side: Lipa Jarmak (my grandfather) and the other Sarah Brick (my grandmother). They were born at the end of the 19th century, and died in WWII. I know they lived in Wojtkowa, and would like to know anything about them.

Thank you,

Lipa Jarmark
27 Dec 2009 /  #2
The Polish word for fair jarmark was borrowed from German Jahrmarkt (annual fair). If the name was spelt Jarmark or Jarmak then it most probably originated on Polish soil

As for Brick, that couild have been a respelling of German Brücke (bridge).
Yiddish (from Jüdisch) is a dialect of German.
28 Dec 2009 /  #3
Hmm, I looked up Wojtkowa but there are many places named like this. Do you know more details?
29 Dec 2009 /  #4
I have found 2 localities named Wojtkowa - 1 in NE Poland's Mazowsze region the other in the country's extreme SE corner (Podkarpackie region).You would have to know which one was your family's more likely place of domicile. Otherwise it'll be a stab in the dark.
30 Dec 2009 /  #5
Here a picture of the wooden church of Wojtkowa In Podkarpackie

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