and Aaron Dorfman Family history.
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Aaron was descended from the
Dorfman family who originated in Birzai Lithuania and then
moved to Riga Latvia. He was born in Jekabpils
Latvia(formerly Jakobstadt) 1st March 1878. He died in
Johannesburg South Africa 18th July 1937.
His great great grandfather Yankel was born in Birzai
Lithuania abt 1720. His son (Aaron's great grandfather)was
Raphael Efroim ben Yankel who was born abt 1759 and
died in 1819 in Birzai. Raphael's wife was Ginde.Jews did
not take surnames until the 1800's.
Leibe Ephraim Dorfman son of Raphael and Ginde and grandfather
of Aaron was born in Birzai in 1809 and was married to Shlovo
who was born in 1792. Shlovo died 1876 and I do not know when
Leibe died. He is said to have run away and possibly he
ran away to Riga because that is where Mowscha (Moshe) Aaron's
b 1820 d 1883
The son of Leibe and Shlovo was Mowscha (Moshe) Dorfman
born 1820 in
Birzai and died 1883 in Riga. Mowscha was married 3 times
and had many children. Aaron was the son of his third marriage to Dveire Berman
Dveire was born in what was Jakobstadt then and is now
Jekabpils. Her maiden name was Berman and the family came from
Ligem now Lygumai in Lithuania to Jekabpils
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The URL for my Riga shtetlinks page is-