Eva Rakutis/Rakwitas/Brogis b31 May 1881

Eva Rakutis/Rakwitas/Brogis b31 May 1881

J N
J N

September 1st, 2017, 5:04 pm #1

I'm hoping for any information on Eva; she married Stanley Jessen (was Stanislaus Jasinskas who was born 8 May 1885 in Wielkapieze, Lithuania) on 24 Jul 1922 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA.

Eva BROGIS Married Andrew Rakutis (born about 1877) -- I'd love anything else on Andrew as well, going backwards into Lithuania. Stanley's naturalization paperwork lists her as having been born in "Rekatijos, Russia" (the paperwork was filled out in 1940). He filled out another sheet which was typed "Rekatyos, Lithuania". Google can't find this place's existence.

I'm trying to get back through a block; Eva would be my Great-Grandmother. From her obit in 1961, she arrived 55 years prior, so about 1906.
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zemaitis
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September 3rd, 2017, 6:48 am #2

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September 4th, 2017, 11:11 am #3

Thanks for narrowing down the location. Now I just have to see if there's any way to see if there's further records of her over there. When the Germans and Russians came during the war, did that cause the destruction of old records?
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zemaitis
zemaitis

September 4th, 2017, 11:20 am #4

Yes if they attended Liubavas church. It's closest church to Reketija. Records from Liubavas church are only from 1915.
Do you know her parents names?
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September 4th, 2017, 2:03 pm #5

From my records on the american side, I have her parents as Stanley and Mary. I suspect Stanley and Mary never came to America, and probably would have Lithuanian versions of those names, like Stanislaw Brogis. Eva was born in 1887, and I have her entering the US "about 1907" according to one of her husbands' naturalization records (Stanley Jasinskas b1885 in Wielkapieze, Lithuania). She was also married to Andrew Rakutis (Rakwitas?) b about 1877 in Lithuania.
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zemaitis
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September 5th, 2017, 7:44 am #6

Most possible Lithuanian names are Stanislovas and Marijona. If Reketija was living place of them they had to attend Liubavas or maybe even Punskas church. Punskas is in nowadays Poland. I met some Brogis families from the end of 19th century in Punskas parish, but don't remember Rakutis surname.
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Jankauskas
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September 6th, 2017, 7:33 pm #7

I'm hoping for any information on Eva; she married Stanley Jessen (was Stanislaus Jasinskas who was born 8 May 1885 in Wielkapieze, Lithuania) on 24 Jul 1922 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA.

Eva BROGIS Married Andrew Rakutis (born about 1877) -- I'd love anything else on Andrew as well, going backwards into Lithuania. Stanley's naturalization paperwork lists her as having been born in "Rekatijos, Russia" (the paperwork was filled out in 1940). He filled out another sheet which was typed "Rekatyos, Lithuania". Google can't find this place's existence.

I'm trying to get back through a block; Eva would be my Great-Grandmother. From her obit in 1961, she arrived 55 years prior, so about 1906.
1900 Census Bristol, Hartford, Conn. 277 Terryville Rd. Andrew Rakutis b. Nov 1876, Russia, Occupation: Iron Moulder. Came to USA in 1899. Listed as a boarder in the home of Joseph & Annie Jonkites. On 28 Sep 1907 sailing on the SS Main from Bremen, Germany and arriving at the Port of New York on 12 Oct 1907 is "Ona" Brogis age 21 going to visit her father Mateus Brogis at 18 Tower St, Bristol, Conn. Her mother is Katerina Brogis living in "Leiui, Wigreli, Suwalki" (hard to read). "Ona" may be "Eva" Brogis.
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September 19th, 2017, 10:49 pm #8

Looking into this tonight! I appreciate the lead, even if it winds up not planning out. Would Ona/Eva be a common mistake?
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September 19th, 2017, 11:51 pm #9

1900 Census Bristol, Hartford, Conn. 277 Terryville Rd. Andrew Rakutis b. Nov 1876, Russia, Occupation: Iron Moulder. Came to USA in 1899. Listed as a boarder in the home of Joseph & Annie Jonkites. On 28 Sep 1907 sailing on the SS Main from Bremen, Germany and arriving at the Port of New York on 12 Oct 1907 is "Ona" Brogis age 21 going to visit her father Mateus Brogis at 18 Tower St, Bristol, Conn. Her mother is Katerina Brogis living in "Leiui, Wigreli, Suwalki" (hard to read). "Ona" may be "Eva" Brogis.
I just saw the "Ona" record. Up a few lines is Ivan with the same lower cased "v". The dates and places line up so this is very plausibly my great grandmother. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have discovered that. Thanks so much!

I know you said Suwalki was hard to read. At least Google is giving me help with that, unlike the Rakutis side! Thanks again... exciting stuff, especially going through street view on some of these places and reading about their history!
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Jankauskas
Jankauskas

September 20th, 2017, 6:56 pm #10

When "Ona" Brogis came to the US in 1907 she stated she was going to visit her father Mateus Brogis in Bristol, Conn. City Directories for 1904 & 1905 show a Matusz Brogis employee of A. Terry Co, bds Green, Peguabuck living in Bristol, Conn. In the 1910 Directory for New Britain, Conn. is a Matty Brogis living at 52 Lawlor St. The english translation for Matusz would most likely be Matthew. On 25 Apr 1922 1922 Stanley Brogis b. 15 Sep 1892, living in New Britain, Conn. applied for a passport to visit his family in Lithuania and return within 6 months. Attached to the passport application is the text of a letter he received written by his mother on 7 Jan 1922 from Lithuania. In part of the letter she said, "and now I thank you for helping "Eva" and her children with clothing". My speculation is the Stanley may be Eva's brother or a close relative. In the application Stanley states he was born in Libau, Russia. "Stanislaw Braugis" orignally arrived in the USA in 1913. Carl J
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