Seeking info on Antanas Suopyte bc1850 Lithuania. Married Mariute Jurgilaite. Both buried Lithuania. Children: Antanina, Mathilda, Petronele, Fransiska, etc. I am granddaughter of Antanina who immigrated to USA c1910.
I am writing with regard to my great-grandmother's family. I do not know the "real" spelling of her last name and hope someone can help with that.
Her name was Eve Szimaitis. Some things show her first name as Eva, Ieva, Heva and Jeva. I am curious as to her surname spelling. What would her surname be in Lithuanian?
According to the marriage record (Boston, MA 1910) to Antanas Aleksandravicius (b. 8 JUN 1880 Silenai, Siauliai), she was born about 1894 to her parents, Joseph and Theodora (Laucis). Which leads me to ask, what would the Lithuanian spelling be for "Laucis?"
Also, a letter from a cousin states that Eve had brothers and was the youngest in the family. I would really like to connect with anyone that may know anything about her family. She tragically died at a station (train/bus?) in Boston with her three infant sons with her. The children were so young that they couldn't tell the authorities who their mother was, where their father was and where they lived (thankfully, my g grandfather found them)..I don't even know if her family knew what happened to her. I think she is buried as a "Jane Doe"/"Unknown" somewhere in Boston.
I do have a picture of her from her wedding day that I can share with anyone interested.
Sadly, I have not figured out anything. It breaks my heart.
I am desperate to find Eve's family. She's the only one of my great grandparents that I have nothing more than her name, and parents names, but there's so many surname variations. I don't know the names of her brothers, or where they came from in Lithuania. I've heard that I need to know where she was from to even begin to start searching in Lithuania.
If she was married in the US, maybe on the Marriage license there would be more info? Also if you know when she came to the US, you might be able to find out more with immigration. Does it help cross searching with her husband?