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.
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