Elijah the Gaon of Vilna Kremer

Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman Kremer (1720 - 1797)

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Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman (Elijah the Gaon of Vilna) "Vilna Gaon" Kremer
Born in Vilnius, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealthmap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of [half], [half], [half], , , and [private brother (1920s - unknown)] [half]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Vilnius, Russian Empiremap
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Eliyahu Gaon of Vilna born 1720, Seltz, Byelorussia, married (1) Khana of Keidan, born c.1724, Keidan, Lithuania, daughter of Yehudah Leib of Keidan, died 1782, Vilna, Lithuania, married (2) after 1782, Gittel Luntz, born Kelm, Lithuania, daughter of Meir Luntz. Eliyahu died 19 Tishrei 5558 (9 October 1797), Vilna, Lithuania. For details of the biography of the Gaon of Vilna see the "Introduction" chapter of this book. Khana: Renowned for her devotion to her husband and family. Khana carried the burden of looking after all the family's needs, thus relieving her husband, the Gaon, of the need to take valuable time off from his studies to attend to material matters. Gittel: The Gaon's second wife was a widow with children from her first husband, Nakhum. She bore no children to the Gaon, as explained in the Introduction to this book.[1]


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On 29 Aug 2015 at 21:32 GMT Daniel Grad wrote:

Kramer-1586 and Kremer-230 appear to represent the same person because: Due to a different spelling on the familysearch website, I did not see the original page

Elijah the Gaon of Vilna is 27 degrees from Walter Morrison, 36 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 18 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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