This comes from Paul Chirlin, Fall 1998:
My grandfather Harry (Hershel) Chirlin was born in a suburb of Drissa near Druje, on the Dvno River in the district of Vilna, in what is now Belarus. My grandmother was Freda Bartz, born in Druje. Several siblings came over in the first decade of this century.
Note. Drissa had its name changed to Verknedvinsk, then Verchnjadzvinsk. Druje has become Druja. These towns can be seen on the map of the area west of Disna (Dzisna) on the map page.
Paul mentions also that the spelling use at the time of immigration (on the ship's manifest) was Zirlin, which corresponds to the Russian spelling Tsirlin.
Paul has two brothers, Gary and Robert, and a nephew Danny.
A search on this family name yields the following, who are not known to be related to this branch (Paul has investigated this).
|Bernard Chirlin||Atlantic City,NJ 08401|
|Christy & C Chirlin||Minneapolis,MN 55407-3550|
|Clark Chirlin||Centereach,NY 11720-4315|
|Donald Chirlin||Norwich,NY 13815|
|Edward I Chirlin||Pompano Beach,FL 33066-1152|
|Bernard & Lillian Chirlin||Fort Lauderdl,FL 33321-1859|
|Elsbeth and Sonia students||(National History Day 1997)|
|Howard Chirlin||Brooklyn,NY 11223-1549|
|Jack & Zena Chirlin||Atlantic City,NJ 08401-6202|
|John Chirlin (Environmental Scientist)||Albany,NY 12203|
|Judge Judith C. Chirlin||Sup. Ct. LA County Courthouse 34
|Larry S & Susan Chirlin||Elkins Park,PA 19027-2730|
|Franklin Central Communications
Nutley, NJ 973-235-9350
|Oleg Chirlin Webmaster||Soviet Union, On Fidonet|
|Paul M Chirlin||Brooklyn,NY 11234-6824
Author of Programming book?
|Paul & Libby Chirlin||Orlando,FL 32821-8609|
|Richard & Teresa Chirlin||Westport,CT 06880-2626|
|Robert F Chirlin, MD||Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire
|Ronald S. Chirlin
Immigration and Naturalization Service
|Washington,DC 20016-3764 (202) 616-7445|
|Sydney R. Chirlin, Esq., Attorney||GREATER WILMINGTON AIRPORT TAXIWAYS|
|Samuel Chirlin||Tamarac,FL 33319|
|William Chirlin||Passaic,NJ 07055-3313|
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