R' Elijah Zvi Itelson

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Elijah Zvi Itelson

Also Known As: "Eliash Girsh Itelson", "Girsh Itelson"
Death: probably Viliampole, Kaunas, Lithuania
Immediate Family:

Son of R' Hanoch Heinich Itelson, A.B.D. Sloboska and Wife of R' Hanoch Heinich Itelson
Father of Shlomo Itelson; Leyzer Itelson; Wife of R' Joshua Heschel Sirkin and Chana Leah Magid
Brother of R' Avraham Yosef Itelson; R' Eliezer Meir Itelson; Unknown Daughter #1 Itelson and Unknown Daughter #2 Itelson

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About R' Elijah Zvi Itelson

1874 All Lithuania Revision List give Girsh, age 55, son of Genakh (Hanoch), living in Viliampole, Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania.


  • Wife Freya, age 54
  • Son: Leyzer, age 33
  • Daughter-in-law: Yakha, age 28
  • Grandson: Leyb, age 3
  • Grandson: Shlomo, age 1
  • Granddaughter: Leah, age 7 (may be Luiza in later Viliampole records)
  • Grandchild: Musa (Masha apparently), age 2

His grandmother was buried in Merkine, Lithuania where some of her sons lived. It looks like Eliash Girsh Itelson was living in Vilnius. All his children either live in Vilnius or live in Viliampole but are noted as being from Vilnius.

www.jewishgen.org records for births in Lithuania (Viliampole and Vilnius) show that Eliash Girsh Itelson had two sons and one daughter, who were married and had children:


  1. Shlomo married Beile. Children born in Viliampole: Vulf and Dveire
  2. Khana Leah married Mordechai Magid. Children born in Viliampole: Abram Genakh and Gode Libe
  3. Leyzar married Yakha Lifsha. Children born in Vilnius: Lev and Genakh
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R' Elijah Zvi Itelson's Timeline

Age 15
Viliampole, Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania
Age 22
probably Viliampole, Kaunas, Lithuania