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* The Hershel Shereshefsky Home Page*

Updated September 6, 2000

Hershel was born in the 1840s, probably in Grodno, Belarus, where he lived as an adult. He worked for the family tobacco business, Shereshefsky Papparosin. He had 5 sons: Moses, Isidore(Isaac), Simon, Julius and Abraham. They all emigrated to the United States in the early part of the 20th century. Moses was 33, and Abraham, the baby, was only nine. Moses changed his surname to Shaffer; his brothers adopted Sher.Hershel's wife was Bayla Finklestein. He would travel in Europe selling tobacco. He was alive in 1908, but was deceased by 1922.


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