Help with figuring out a Lithuanian place?

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Please please ignore the ugly GEDcom profile! I'm working on rewriting it along with most other ones in her family line.

On this woman's naturalization papers she and her husband are both from "Kneiciu, Kaima, Lithuania". After asking people I just have no idea where that would be. Kneiciu Kaima apparently means "the knee of the village" in Lithuanian. 

Does anyone have any idea? 

Thank you!

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in Genealogy Help by Liz Marshall G2G6 Mach 8 (82.8k points)

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Kneiciu is a Genitive case form (aka Possesive noun) for a location name "Kneičiai". I don't see any Kneičiai on the Lithuanian map, but there is Kniečiai, It's located North of Skirsnemunė.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I would have never known that, this gives me such a great lead. Thank you, again, so much.
You are welcome.

Closest RCC churches would have been in Vadžgirys and Stakiai. Of course I don't know if your ancestors were Catholic, Lutheran or some other faith...


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