Welcome to the home page of the Pervin Tree.
The Pervin Tree is a private family site serving as a genealogical library for the "Pervin" family, the descendents of Yahuda (Leib) and Shandel (Jenny) Pervin who once resided in Toledo, Ohio.
This site archives any known history or documents of the Pervin family. The pre-immigrated generations are believed to have originated from the Ukraine before 1900.
The Ellis Island records suggest five members of the Pervin family arrived in the United States on September 6, 1923 from Russia. They are Leib and Jenny and their children, Leon, Bella and Dora. According to the ship manifest published at www.ellisislandrecords.com, they are listed as Leissa, Schandle, Leib, Beila and Dwoire under the surname "Perwak".
As of this time, the town of " Litiu Bodolosnoi" listed in the ship manifest from which the family came was suggested to be "Litin Podolia", the current city of Ukraine at Vinnytsia Oblast. A town named "Bagniewzy" is listed as the birth place of Leib Perwak and his children. There is a town called "Bagrinovchy" exists about six miles south west of "Litin."
According to David Chapin, the co-author of "The Road from Letichev", during the Russian Tsarist era, the Vinnytsia Oblast was a part of the former Podolia Guberia (Province). In the southwest of Kiev, Litin District is situated at east of Letichev District , which is described by David Chapin and Ben Weinstock as "... a microcosm of Jewish life in Eastern Europe" in their book. It was at the epicenter of the pogroms and the Holocaust. The town listed as Schandle's birthplace "Scharogrod" is also located at south of Litin.
The ship they boarded was "The Finland", and departed from Hamburg, Germany.
It is still a mystery as to the exact arrival date of Max and Joseph Pervin. Max first came to Chicago in 1907 while Joseph, who followed Max arrived in 1914. There are no records which documents their arrival in to Ellis Island.
The primary purpose of this site is to archive all the records and make this information available to other Pervins and possibly to other descendents of the "Perwak" family in Ukraine, Russia, and Eastern Europe.
Passover Dinner Photo
at Jenny and Leib’s in early 1930’s
center are Jenny and Leib.
From Jenny’s left,
Leon, 2) his wife Claire 3) Joseph, 4) his wife Bertha, 5) Bernice.
Leib’s right, 6) Max, 7) his wife Golda, 8) her mother Sophie Florian,
Maurice, 10) Seymour, 11) Richard
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