Records of the Schechter family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 2313 records for the surname Schechter (including soundalike names and spelling variants) in the All Galicia Database (the AGD), Gesher Galicia's free searchable collection of genealogical and historical records from the former Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia, which is now eastern Poland and western Ukraine. Here is a sampling of some of the results you can find there:

  • Frydzia SCHÄCHTER
    census record from Probużna Jewish residents (1932)
  • Regina SCHÄCHTER
    tax record from Brzeżany Jewish Taxpayers (1936)
    tax record from Brzeżany Jewish Taxpayers (1936)
    tax record from Brzeżany Jewish Taxpayers (1936)
  • Toncia SCHÄCHTER
    tax record from Brzeżany Jewish Taxpayers (1936)
  • Samuel SCHÄCHTER
    tax record from Brzeżany Jewish Taxpayers (1936)
    census record from Probużna Jewish residents (1932)
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Jacob Mortko SCHÄCHTER
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Ruchel SCHÄCHTER
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)

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Kolomyya, Ukraine
GG Member Fullerton, CA
Jan 14, 2022
Dobromil, Ukraine
GG Member Fort Worth, Texas
United States
Mar 19, 2021
Gusyatin, Ukraine
GG Member St Lucia, QLD
Jan 27, 2021

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Records of the Schechter family in Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website

There are 188 search results for the surname Schechter at Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website, a few of which are listed below. Note that results listed below are limited to purely Galician sources, such as telephone and business directories from Galician cities, or school records, but they do not include the many other sources available on his website that span all of pre-war Poland. You may need the free .DjVu web browser plugin to view these files.

  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 474 {y94}
    ... , learning and studying, although we had to do this six days a week, from early morning to even-ing and we often fell asleep from exhaustion. The Rabbi in charge was nicknamed "The Boryslaver". He and his wife were a childless couple and had an old mother living with them. When it came near to my Bar Mitzvah time, I learned my Haftorah portion from a neighbour called David Schechter. At seven, I started public school in Brzozow, but still went to Cheder — school finished at 1 p.m. and we had to go straight to Cheder until late evening. Public school was for six days a week, including the Sabbath, but as Jews we did not go on Saturdays. I think we all missed a great deal of schooling this way. At the same time, I belonged to the Zionist organization of Shomer Hadati, and have fond ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 562 {y94}
     13 Dr. Yaakov Schechter MEMORIES OF BRZOZOW belonging to Jews were looted. There were many wounded but fortunately no one was killed. Instead of slaughtering Jews the peasants preferred to take over the pubs they had broken into and got drunk "on the house". This, apparently, made them forget the Jews and they finally quitted the shtetl, loaded with spoils looted from the Jewish inhabitants. The riots at Brzozow were just a link in the chain of tragic events taking place throughout Gallicia where, after the breakdown of the Austrian empire, an independent Polish government had been estab-lished. The disturbances certainly provided ...
  • Galicia Yizkor Book (1945), image 643 {y168}
    ... Zelig Waintraub Lipe Wagenbrant M. Weledniger Moises Wilf Oscar Waiser Herman Werr.'r Leon Wohlmut Emilio Wohlmut Carlos Waisfisch 2 Zolkever Abraham Zukerberg Jose Zeimer Marcos Zang Enrique Zornberg Zalel Zolkever Ber Zimerman Isaac Schorr Moses Schorr Jacobo Schwartz Samuei Segal Salomon Siegel Jazkel Seidler Leon Schuster Efroim Sauler Oscar Schmer Abraham Schechter Isidore Strauehler Oscar Scheiner M. Schifman Aaron Seller Simon Schenker Maximo Schechter Muni Sigal Jonas Schmajuk Gustav* Sauer Hcrsoh Schnaider Norberto Scharf Mists Shapire Leon Streichler Leib Seftel !,eon Segal Moises Schusheim Kafae'. Strauch Jaime Schneier Isidoro Sporin Natalio Schrainer Jonas T Thumin Leonardo Tribwaser Hermit! Tuni Mates Taubenfeld Simon Turkeltaub Marcos Tusch Arnoldo Eugentaft Leon ...
  • Kalusz Yizkor Book (1980), image 574 {y218}
    ... school committee bore the brunt of supporting the school and ensuring its existence. In the twenties, the congregation, kehilla, provided a small subsidy, but funds for the teacher’s salaries were never easily come by. The school’s administrators and teachers were idealists, and fulfilled their responsibilities with love and devotion. The school committee included active Zionists, some of whom were: Fishl Schechter; Yudl Weinreb; Yossl Fuchs; Mattye Schwartz. At certain times the school employed two teachers, at others only one. We inscribe their names with gratitude and great esteem: Jacob Frost; Israel Boruch; Gold; Hochman; Kotlorevsky; Meldung; Gemms, and a woman teacher — Yakub. All the teachers were excellent pedagogues; but the most outstanding was Israel Boruch. He was a G-d gifted ...
  • Kolbuszowa Yizkor Book (1971), image 787 {y239}
    ... האט דערעפנט די ארטיקע שול, וואס איז דורך די נאצים פארוואנדלט געווארן אין א שטאל. ער האט געהאלפן די לעבן־געבליבענע יידן זיך צו ארגאניזירן און האט גע- טראגן הילף די על־פי־נס אפגעראטעוועטע פון די טויט־לאגערן און שקלא־ פעריי. וואס האבן זיך אין יענעם געגנט געפונען. אין 1962 איז הרב סאנדהאוז באשטימט געווארן ווי דער דירעקטאר פון גייסטיקן דינסט פון דער וועטעראנען אדמיניסטראציע פון די פאראייגיקטע שטאטן. יוני 1969 איז ער נפטר געווארן. הרב סאנדהאוז האט זיו באטראכט ווי א לאנדסמאן און איז געווען נאענט צו די קאלבושאווער אומעטום וואו זיי האבן געלעבט. In Cherished Memory of the LEIDNER and SCHECHTER FAMILIES ;רכ חײפ א. ליפשיץ REGINA MANSDORF BLANCHE NEWMAN

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