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Bertie Sohil Born estimate abt 1870 From Russia
« on: Saturday 22 August 20 21:48 BST (UK) »
Guys this one is a needle in a haystack but Ill throw it out to the team and see if there are any clues

I am looking for a gentleman as best info as I have...
Bertie SOHIL - Now there may be variant's to this

What I do know is the following - Shared Transcript from a Family member

"Bertie Seal (Sohil) who we know to have been resident in Merthyr Tydfil (South Wales, UK), living in the same house as Paul Seal (Sohil) in the first decade or so of the 20th century. There is a presumption that they were brothers, Bertie the elder of the two by 6 or 7 years. We also know that Bertie left the UK and returned to where he had come from (Poland/Lithuania/Russia, etc.), with a further presumption that he never came back to re-join his brother in the UK. This much I have always known through the oral history of our family Seal (though I didn't know his name was Bertie). 
I have for many decades wondered what became of Bertie, knowing that 2/3rds of Europe's Jews perished in the Shoah.  Do we have any knowledge of what became of Bertie Sohil? Many thanks in anticipation of your replies"

I can find Paul Seal in the 1901 Census 12 Victoria Street, 
Glamorgan, Merthyr Tydfil, Lower Merthyr Tydfil, District 18
He is single in this residence so presume if Bertie is around its after this period

I cant see him in 1911 Census for England or Wales

attached is the Naturalisation document for Paul SOHIL (name taken on as SEAL) - Naturalised in 1916
This confirms Pauls roots so presume that Bertie if the brother is from the same area.

Paul Sohil (SEAL) From Kelma, Kowno, Russia born 18th August 1876
So estimate that Bertie born around the 1870 mark

Guys.. If anyone can shed a clue or offer a direction on this one I would be sincerely grateful

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Re: Bertie Sohil Born estimate abt 1870 From Russia
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 22 August 20 22:04 BST (UK) »
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I cant see him in 1911 Census for England or Wales

Have a look under surname "Geal" and you will find both brothers together in Merthyr Tydfil  :)
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Re: Bertie Sohil Born estimate abt 1870 From Russia
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 22 August 20 22:26 BST (UK) »
Superstar Milliepede

Thank you so much for that find !.. that is very useful and also establishes better an age

So Bertie Sohil known as Seal is age 32 in the census which in fact makes him younger by abt 2 years
Bertie Seal (Sohil) is born abt 1878/79

 


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Re: Bertie Sohil Born estimate abt 1870 From Russia
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 23 August 20 11:35 BST (UK) »
That was all I could find on him I'm afraid but hope you can find out what happened. 
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