R' Leibish Frankel

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R' Leibish Frankel

Birthplace: Ratcynia, Trakai, Lithuania
Death: Alive in 1834 Revision List
Immediate Family:

Son of Efroim or Meir Frankel
Husband of Chayka Frankel
Father of Rabbi Bezalel Tzalke Frankel, of Ratnitsha; David Frankel; Genna Frankel; Josel Frankel and Syfka Frankel
Brother of Girsh Frenkel and Meir Frankel

Managed by: Hatte Anne Blejer
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About R' Leibish Frankel

LItvakSIG ALD Revision Lists from 1811 and 1816.

In 1811 and 1818 his wife was Chaya / Chayka, born 1776. In 1834 his wife is Khanka, born 1776, so probably the same woman with the name confused either in the document or in the transcription.

  • FRANKIEL, Leyba Efroim Head of Household M age 40 27 Oct 1811 86v 7 Revision List LVIA/515/15/20 102629863

Household members

  • FRANKIEL, Chayka Jankiel wife F age 35
  • FRANKIEL, Calko Leyba son M age 15
  • FRANKIEL, Enia Leyba daughter F age 8

1816 Trakai Merkine Revision List


  • FREINKAL Leiba son of Efroim Head of household M 45 40
  • FREINKAL Khaia Wife F 40
  • FREINKAL Tsalko son of Leiba Son M 20 15
  • FREINKAL Khenka Daughter-in-law F 18 wife of Tsalko
  • FREINKAL David son of Leiba Son M 17 missing
  • FREINKAL Eidlia Daughter-in-law F 15 wife of David
  • FREINKAL Genna daughter of Leiba Daughter F 8
  • FREINKAL Syfka daughter of Leiba Daughter F 5

Listed also in 1811 Revision List for Merkine - Leiba (son of Efroim), Chayka (dau. of Jankiel), son Calko, and daughter Enia.

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Leiba ben Efroim Frenkel appears in the unpublished, translated Trakai District 1834-1842 Revision List under the listing for the town of Ratnycia, Trakai District, Lithuania.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.

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R' Leibish Frankel's Timeline

Ratcynia, Trakai, Lithuania
Ratnycia, Trakai, Lithuania
Ratcynia, Trakai, Lithuania
Ratnyčia, Druskininkai, Druskininkų savivaldybė, Alytaus apskritis, Lithuania
Ratnyčia, Druskininkai, Druskininkų savivaldybė, Alytaus apskritis, Lithuania