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Menachem Mendel Solatski (Frankel)

Also Known As: "Menachem Mendel Saladski", "Frankel", "Salatskij", "Salatski"
Birthplace: Ratnycia, Trakai, Lithuania
Immediate Family:

Son of Berko Leiba Frenkel and Ginda Frenkel
Husband of Rauza Solatski and Mary Saladski
Father of Mordkhel Solatski; Chaya Solatski; Meier Solatski; Itsko Solatski and Rosa Frankel
Brother of Feiga Frenkel; Shlioma Frenkel; Khana Frenkel; Rauza Frenkel; Girsh Frenkel and 2 others

Managed by: Hatte Anne Blejer
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About Mendel Saladski

Mendel Frankel took a different surname at some point between the 1834 Revision List and the 1858 Revision List. In 1834 he's listed as a son of Berko Leiba Frankel. In 1858 he appears as a household head at age 39 as MENDEL SOLATSKY son of Berko.

His daughter, Rosa, married a cousin, Abraham Frankel.


There was a Solatski family in 1834 in Ratnycia / Merkine, namely:

Solatski in Ratnycia in 1834

  • SOLATSKI Abram Orel son of Ilko Age 34
  • SOLATSKI Raitsa wife Age 28
  • SOLATSKI Gilel son of Abram Orel Age 5
  • SOLATSKI Sholom son of Ilko Age 31
  • SOLATSKI Leia wife of Sholom Age 27
  • SOLATSKI Khaia daughter of Sholom Age 6
  • SOLATSKI Rivka daughter of Sholom Age 2

We know that the Bernstein family of Merkine took the surname of Tsirlstein of Merkine to avoid conscription, and we probably can assume the same motive for Mendel Frankel to become Mendel Solatski, taking the name of another family in a household, presumably without sons. Although the family above does have a son in 1834, who knows what the situation was in 1858.

Where Mendel appears:

Trakai Districk 1834-1842 Revision List, Town of Ratnycia appears in household of Berko Leiba Frankel as the son of Berko Leiba Frankel (Jewish Gen).

Merkine, Trakai, Vilna 1858 Revision List (Jewish Gen):

  • SOLATSKY Mendel son of Berko Head of household 39 32 in 1851
  • SOLATSKY Mordkhel son of Mendel Son 15 missing
  • SOLATSKY Rauza 1st Wife Died 1856 Mendel's wife
  • SOLATSKY Merka daughter of David 2nd Wife 30 Mendel's wife
  • SOLATSKY Chaya daughter of Mendel Daughter 12

According to Beider, the surname Soletskij is from the Sol'cha River in the Vilna Gubernia.

So we have Mendel, born circa 1819; his first wife Rauza, died 1856; his second wife, Merka daughter of David, born circa 1828; his daughter Chaya born circa 1846.

Beider (from Ancestry):

Sol'chinskij (Vilna) T: from the river Sol'cha (Vilna gub.) {Sol'chanskij, Sol'ts (Shol'ts), Soletskij}.

Soletskij (Vilna, Lida) T: see Sol'chinskij.

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Mendel Saladski's Timeline

Ratnycia, Trakai, Lithuania
registered in, Merkinė, Varėna District Municipality, Alytus County, Lithuania
May 26, 1849
Druskininkai, Druskininkai municipality, Alytus County, Lithuania
Druskininkai, Druskininkai Municipality, Alytus County, Lithuania