Yankel/Yacov Hersh Stasevich + Hene Seidenberg
from Nowy Dwor
, Maz, Poland

In early 2023 my sister and I, having previously tested on MyHeritage, took Ancestry DNA tests.
In addition to the sheer number of relations, there were intriguing matches with two people from the Stasevich family.
There are many in the US with that name, but this was the first chance I had to explore beyond this great grandfather's generation.

I first thought these might be descendants of my grandfather's brother Joseph, said to have gone to Argentina.
I made contact and learned that this family had gone to Cuba, then Miami, and were not descended from Joseph,
but from Yankel Hirsh Stasevich + Hene Seidenberg and his son Max/Mordechai/Motl Stasevich.

But they did come from Nowy Dwor, and were, as is my family, of the Levy tribe.

Mathew Mattias Matityahu Nosan HaLevi Stasiovich (1855-1926) was my great grandfather. This photo was taken about 1918 and comes to me from Randy Baer Lewis from her mother Bebe Supovitz Baer from her mother, my father's sister Fanny Stackowitz Supovitz, daughter of Isaac, son of Matys. The photo of Yankel Hirsh Stasevich (c1864-?) is undated and comes from his great grandson Allen Stasevich and his father Mario Stasevich and his father Max/Mordechai/Motl Stasevich.
They are rough contemporaries. Are they brothers or cousins?
Matys' parents were Shepsl/Siapsia Stasiovich (c1816-?) and Bayl Nusanovichov (c1831-?) Who were Yankel Hirsh Stasevich's parents?

Inscription on the gravestone of Yankel Hersh's son Max Stasevich, 3/6/1901-6/20/1984
Mordechai son of Yacov Hersh halevi

Inscription on the 3/19/1910 gravestone of Fruma Fannie/Frances Starshevitz Slotnick, Mathew's sister
Frume daughter of Shepsel
Shepsel is a nickname for Shabtay

Inscription on gravestone of Mathew Stachowitz 5/22/1926
Matityahu Natan son of Shabtai, haLevi

And, as with the help of Nowy Dwor JRIPoland Town Manager Alan K'necht,
I'd collected all available possible family documents from Nowy Dwor,
I had this one on file, even though it did not fit into my known family:

1884 Death Chaim Icek Stashevich, Nowy Dwor, akta 17 [Russian Language]
parents: Jankel Hersz Stashevich and Gena Zajdenberg
Янкеля Герша Сташевичъ and Гена Зайденберг
hint: paste these transcriptions of the Russian into Google Translate

This Chaim is not known to the present-day family I've talked with,
but Jankel Hersz Stashevich and Gena Zajdenberg seem likely to be Yankel Hirsh Stasevich + Hene Seidenberg.
the Russian letter Г, "gee," is pronounced like an h; so Gena=Hene.
If so, we now have a spelling of their names in Russian, though not necessarily how they spelled their names.

And then I found two more documents from this family!
and they give the parents' ages

1900 Birth of twin Mordka STASIJEWICZ, Nowy Dwor, akta 194 [Russian Language]
registered in Nowy Dwor Dec 21, born Dec 14, 1900
son of Hersz Jankel, worker, 36 and Chana nee ZAJDENBERG, 40
JewishGen The Polish Given Names Database Mordka lists variants in several languages, including Max, Mordechai and Motl

1900 Birth of twin Binem STASIJEWICZ, Nowy Dwor, akta 195 [Russian Language]
registered in Nowy Dwor Dec 21, born Dec 14, 1900
son of Hersz Jankel, worker, 36 and Chana nee ZAJDENBERG, 40
JewishGen The Polish Given Names Database Binem lists variants in several languages, including Benjamin

World War I Soldiers from Nowy Dwor
Hymie Dultz WWI
1916, Hymie Dultz. Born ND: 25 Sep 1895. US Army.
Valerie Kent collection (UK).

1920 circa. Sam Stackowitz. Born Poland 26 Mar 1895, US Army Corporal.
Sam & Hilda Stack/Allan Stack/Marsha Stack Sylvia collection (US).

1918 circa. Israel Seidenberg (born 1900) and Max Stasevich (Born Poland 06 Mar 1901). Polish ARmy. from Brenda Seidenberg Zecharia (IS).    
The mothers of Hymie Dultz and Sam Stachowitz were sisters in the Oldstein/Altstein family.      
  Max Stasevich and Sam Stachowitz were cousins, as were Max and Israel Seidenberg.    


The big question remains: who was Yankel Hirsh Stasevich's father?

I have a page devoted to the evolution of our family name STACK

8/17/1871, Nowy Dwor Marriage record of my great grandfather Matys Stasiowicz spelled his name Стасіовичь.
I do not consider this variation significant as it is unlikely that Matys was literate in Russian.
And even if it was his spelling, history shows that our family adopted new spellings quite often.

Stack/Stackowitz/Stachovitz Genealogies

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