There were lots of Germans in Russia and Ukraine. A genealogist from Luhansk (Lugansk) searched for the family Kirsch living in region Donetsk - Prishib, Wasserau, Pavlograd, Yuzovka, Gebiet Rostov
Ein Kollege auf diesem Forum hat einen vollständigen Stammbaum der Familie Kirsch aus dem heutigen Gebiet Donezk (wohnhaft in Kolonien Prischib, Wasserau, Pawlograd, Jusowka, Gebiet Rostow) gemacht http://forum.genoua.name/viewtopic.php?id=43
I am looking for information on my great grandfather Frank Kirsch. He was married to Margaret Clancy circa 1917 Their son, my grandfather, Thomas was born in Oct 1918Margaret died of the flu three days after my grandfater was born and Frank disappeared.There are several different stories of what happened to him but no one really knows what happened. Thomas my grandfather was raised by his maternal grandparents.