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Submitted by Harvey Morris Kabaker

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Category: Do you recognize?
Approval Date: 3/6/2013 4:35 PM
Family Surname: Cutler, Kotlarsky
Country: Ukraine
Town: Byelaya Tserkov
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This photo was copied many times and probably widely distributed, so I'm hoping someone will recognize it. It shows the family, or extended family, of Nachum haLevi Kotlarsky (1856-1921), who became Nathan Cutler after arriving in Chicago in 1899. The photo is from mid- to late-19th century "Russia" in or near Byelaya Tserkov (now Bila Tserkva), near Kiyyiv, Ukraine. In-law names are Shaffer/Schaefer and Singer.

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2/21/2013 1:34 PM Dear Harvey,

Well, you certainly know how to get my attention.

I'm also researching KOTLIARSKY (KOTLARSKY) from Belaya Tzerkov. I suspect there may be a cousin relationship since the name is not common. My KOTLIARSKYs settled in NY, but I am not aware of other KOTLIARSKYs (KOTTLER) anywhere. However, there must have been other family members and it's very possible they emigrated to another city in the U.S. My family also used the name KOTTLER (CUTLER).

The names I have traced so far:

Meyer KOTKIARSKY b. 1850, married Jennie (Anna) TARIN. Both from Belaya Tzerkov.

Only children I know of - daughters: Sarah (Sauce),
Yetta (Etel, Netta, Yettie) - my grandmother, b. 1878, married Harris LEAVITT.

The daughters entered the U.S.: 1900; Meyer entered the U.S. A year or two earlier.

Does anything sound familiar? Looking forward to hearing from you.

Mort Rumberg
Gold River (Sacramento area), CA
2/21/2013 1:52 PM Mort, I have no other Kotlarsky names. If you have pictures of your 19th century Kotlyarskys, do they resemble anyone in this photo? Thanks. Feel free to write to me directly at
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