About Leiba Frankel
Y-DNA is G2a3b1a1b1a (his 5th great grandson and a related branch of Frankel family from Ratynicia were tested).
Leiba ben Efroim Frenkel appears in the unpublished, translated Trakai District 1834-1842 Revision List under the listing for the town of Ratnycia, Trakai District, Lithuania. This was translated by the Litvak SIG and will be uploaded to www.jewishgen.org in the future.
His age is given as 63 as of 1834 and it is noted that he was 45 at the additional revision in 1816, which means he was born circa 1771.
Family members listed as part of his household in 1834 are:
- Wife Khanka, 58
- Daughters: Kuna, 17 and Merka, 13.
So we have Leiba ben Efroim (age 45 in 1816) and Meir ben Efroim (age 70 in 1818). Ratnycia is a small village and all the Frenkels appear to be related, so I have hypothesized that Leiba and Meir are brothers. We'll see if there are translations of earlier Revision Lists from Ratnycia that bear this out.
Notice that Leiba's son, David, names his first son Efroim in 1822. Assume that the great grandfather namesake, Efroim, was born 1751 or earlier.