Records of the Sprei family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 34 records for the surname Sprei (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:

  • Tättel, son of Leib SPRUCH?/SPRACH? and -
    1806 birth record from Lwów Jewish Births (1805-1872)
  • Rywke SPRECH, daughter of Moses
    1810 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)
  • Feige SPRACH, daughter of Moses
    1818 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)
  • Jozef SPRYS
    1821 property record from Jarosław Franciscan Survey (1821)
  • [no given name] SPRACH, daughter of Tobias and Blume
    1827 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)
  • Aron David SPRECHER, son of Jacob SPRECH. and Henne
    1828 birth record from Lwów Jewish Births (1805-1872)
  • Marin Seldy, daughter of Isac SPRY
    1832 birth record from Brody Jewish Births (1815-1861)
  • Matel, son of Wolf SPRACH
    1833 death record from Brody Jewish Deaths (1815-1861)
  • Hude, daughter of Wolf SPRECH
    1833 death record from Brody Jewish Deaths (1815-1861)
  • Freide SPRECH
    1833 death record from Brody Jewish Deaths (1815-1861)

Search the All Galicia Database to see the full information available for all 34 records. The AGD is updated with new records every few months, so check back often to see the latest results.

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Jaslo, Poland
GG Member #5154 Montreal, QC
Jun 21, 2020
Olesko , Ukraine
GG Member #4120 Las Vegas, NV
Apr 20, 2020
Skole, Ukraine
GG Member #2042 New York, NY
Mar 23, 2020

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

There are 182 search results for the surname Sprei 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.

  • Bobrka Yizkor Book (1964), image 237 {y80}
    ... States. I also recall how on the Saturday I was in Boibcrkc, while the Jews were emerging from the synagogue, wc witnessed a scene which I shall never forget. One of the oldest and most prominent Jews in Boibcrkc. Bcrish Lcib Krieg, who used to lend money to the peasants from villages around Boibcrkc on collateral which consisted of clothing, bedding, on all other things including even spare wagon wheels. These items had been accumulated in his warehouse for many decades, he never sold these collateral's and kept it for the borrower or their heirs to redeem. On this Saturday the authorities which consisted of Poles, sent horse and wagons to his place which was situateJ in the center of the town and began loading the hundreds of items and carting them off to the police station. This ...
  • Bobrka Yizkor Book (1964), image 240 {y80}
    ... of Boiberke from morning to late in the night, six days a week. I sat near him, and in reply to my question, he told me he arrived in New York several years ago. One of his sons (If I am not mistaken was a pants operator.) who came to this country some years previously, sent for him and the other members of the family. He told me that he did not lack for food and clothing and could even spare a few cents for the poor, but that he was praying constantly to God to forgive him his sins. "What sins could you have committed in your life", I asked, "slaving from morning to night in Boiberke merely for a dry piece of bread? This you call sinning"? "Oh Joel (this is my name), you do not understand", he told me; "the sin is to eat the bread your son earned by desecrating the Sabbath". Simche ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 453 {y94}
    ... "Jews" whom Father had in-tended to wish a "good morning" were Nazi police wearing white bands on their sleeves so as to appear to be Jews from a distance, thus trapping their vie-tims. When Father returned, the killers fell upon him with drawn guns, but, with sublime courage, Hanna Schertz placed himself between them and my father, begging them to spare him and whispering all kinds of promises. Somehow he succeeded in saving Father, thus giving him a few more months to live together with us. The final step in the liquidation of the shtetl was the interdict that all the Jews of the adjacent villages should leave their homes and come to Brzozow. The victims were being concentrated in one place to make their destruction easier. Leaving all their possessions behind, the miserable Jews ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 467 {y94}
    ... The Jews were subjected to persecu-tion — gradually at first, with the suffering increasing daily till it reached the almost total annihilation of Polish Jewry, including Brzozow, our shtetl, among the rest. (Translated by Herzlia Dobkln, Haifa) The post-card (photographed above), was written on Tuesday ... , to their daughter Gittle in New-York. It was actually the parents’ letter of farewell to their daughter, as if their hearts told them that it was the last they would ever write. To spare their children, the parents try to hide their fear of the oncoming war. The post-card gives a short description of the situation and the atmos-phere in the shtetl in those tense times. "Be it as ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 531 {y94}
    44 Layabouts or just poor people with no constant source of income, wives of artizans, religious minis-trants who do not deal in commerce, and anyone with spare time on his hands — all came to the market ! The possibility of earning something, for most a mere illusion pursued throughout the week with little success, seemed to become an attainable reality on market day. All were excited and walked along purposefully as if, for them, this was a fateful day — "Efsher vet Got besheren a koshere mezieh" (Perhaps God would give a piece of good fortune). And even if that good fortune, if it comes, is only worth a few pennies, hopes are high, ...

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