An American Family History

The Tuller and Levine Families

Ancestors of Milton Leo Tuller

Both the Tuller and Levine families came from Lithuania.

Manes Tuller and his family came to New York about 1907. His parents, Symcha Tuller and Miriam Avrech, lived in Matsiov in Kovel, Volhynia in the Russian Empire which is now Lukiv, Ukraine.

Before World War I it was Matsiov in Kovel, Volhynia in the Russian Empire. Between the wars it was Maciejów, Kowel, Wolyn in Poland. After World War II it was Lukov in the Soviet Union. Today it is Lukiv in the Ukraine. It has also been called Motchiov, Matzif, Matseev or Matsiv (Yiddish), Matseyuv, Matseyev, and Matseyiv.

The Levines came from Vilna, Lithuania. The family overcame poverty in the tenements of Brooklyn, New York and moved to Chicago. The next generation moved on to California and Arizona.

Vilna in Lithuanian and Yiddish, Vilnius in Polish, Wilno in Russian
Vilna is the capital city of Lithuania. It was part of Poland and Poland was part of the Russian empire. In 1861 a restriction limiting Jewish residence to certain streets was repealed. In 1881 there were anti-Jewish riots. The 1897 census showed 63,831 Jewish inhabitants. Congested conditions and increasing unemployment led to large-scale emigration.

Harry Shore and Leah Shutobtovitz  

Symcha Tuller and Miriam Avrech

Matsiov, Kovel, Volhynia, Russian Empire which is now Lukiv, Ukraine


The Levine Family

Vilna, Lithuania
Brooklyn, New York, Kings County, New York

The Motel Tuller Family
Manes Tuller and Bella Levine
Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

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