Missing People -- P

Palatovsky, Israel

In search of the descendants of Israel Palatovsky. Born in Russia around 1890. His father's name was Morris Palatovsky; his mother's name was Rita Edith Palan. Israel's brother Abraham and his wife Nechama lived in Kaliningrad before separating. Nechama remarried and raised their four children. Celia Newman is one of the four children. Israel, Abraham, and Nechama immigrated to the United States in 1906. Abraham died in 1912 in a construction accident in New Jersey.

The inquirer is a son of Celia.


Palmer (Podlescher), Resi, née Sekkel

In search of Resi Palmer or her relatives or descendants. Resi was born in Germany in 1920. She and her husband Palmer, who was born in 1919, arrived in the United States in 1939 and settled in Chattanooga, North Carolina. In 1940, their son John was born.

The inquirer is a cousin of Resi.


Parnes, Sofia

In search of the descendants of Sofia Parnes, who was born in 1914 in New York. Her father Harry and mother Molly immigrated to the United States sometime between 1904-1907. She had a sister Rose (b. 1911) and brother Jules (b. 1919).

The last known address of Sofia Parnes is:
1266 Teller Avenue
Bronx, New York

The last known address of Jules Parnes is:
246 121st Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11694

The inquirer is a niece of Sofia, Rose, and Jules.


Pelikhov, Aleksandr and Ilya

In search of the descendants of Aleksandr and Ilya Pelikhov, who immigrated to the United States in 1906 from Yelisavetgrad and lived in Brooklyn, New York. Their father’s name was Mikhail.

The inquirer is a grand-nephew of Aleksandr and Ilya.


Petronovsky, Joseph

In search of the descendants of Joseph Petronovsky, who was born on July 8, 1871 in Kamenets Podolsk, Russia. He immigrated to the United States in 1905 and resided in St. Louis, Missouri. Joseph married in the United States and had a son, Harry, and a daughter, Becky. His first wife Mindy Nudelman and two sons Abram (b. 1903) and Isaac (b. 1905) stayed in Ukraine. 

The inquirer is a daughter of Abram.


Pevchin, Iosif

In search of the descendants of Josef Pevchin, who was born in approximately 1888 in Kremenchug, Poltava District, Ukraine. His father's name was Hirsh; his mother's name was Nekhama. Hirsh was cigarette maker. Josef and his brother Mirsche immigrated to the United States in 1913.

The inquirer is a nephew.


Polak, Shmil and Khana

In search of the descendants of Shmil and Khana Polak, who were born in Kuzmin Kamenetsk-Podolskaya Oblast, Ukraine. They immigrated to the United States in approximately 1920. Their mother Sura received letters and packages from them, but then all connections were lost.

The inquirer is a niece of Shmil and Khana.


Polonovski, Teve

In search of the descendants of Teve Polonovski, who was born in approximately 1880-1890 in Surazh, Bryanskai district, Russia. His father’s name was Israel; his mother’s name was Genya. He immigrated to the United States in 1914 with his wife Stesha. They had four children: Avrum-Icha, Yankel, Sara, and Seil.

The inquirer is a niece.

from left to right: Teve Polonovski; Stesha Polonovski with children; Stesha Polonovski; Teve Polonovski


Poshtovik, Vera

In search of the descendants of Vera Poshtovik, who was born in Moscow, Russia in 1935. Her mother's name was Maria Abramson. She had two sons, Pavel and Dmitriy. Her cousin Ella (born 1940) has a daughter, Inna. In 1996, Ella resided in Pennsylvania but contact was lost.

The inquirer is a cousin of Vera.


Provad family

In search of the descendants of the Provad family, who were born at the end of the 18th century or the beginning of the 19th century in Vitebsk, Belarus. They immigrated to the United States during the time of the pogroms (1905-1907). They had a brother, Nosen Provad, who stayed in Belarus with his wife Bunya (Bertha) and 9 children. Nosen received packages of food and clothes from his sisters until 1924.

The inquirer is a granddaughter of Nosen.


Pruzhanskaya, Beila (Leiber, Bella)

In search of the descendants of Bella Leiber, who was born on August 10, 1880 in Vinnitsa, Ukraine. Her father’s name was Joseph Pruzhansky; her mother’s name was Sonya Shenkman. She immigrated to the United States on April 4, 1913 and left behind her parents and sister Dora. In the United States she married Jacob Leiber. She died on January 13, 1956 in Los Angeles.

The inquirer is Dora’s grandson.

from left to right: Bella and her husband Jacob Leiber; Bella's sister Dora and her brothers; Bella's mother Sonya.