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Monday September 27, 2021 9:29 am                

Tosoff Mystery Refundable fee paid 

Date added:2021-07-23 09:29
Date ending:2021-09-21 09:29
Project creator:tosoff        | Post PMB
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Names of Ancestors:Dimiter (Dimitar) or James Tosoff Louis Tosoff (Father)
Religion of family Member(s):Greek Orthodox
Village/Town/Province/State of family:Sofia, Bulgaria area
Range of years which are required for the research:Late 1800's
Specific dates and events:James Tosoff Birth 1891 On documents two birthplace locations listed as Baulodrd, Kostendl, Bulgaria. The other one was listed as Musool, Bulgaria
Occupations of family member(s):Merchants or farmers
Names of any spouses and how they relate to your family lines:Name of James mother not known
Sibling names:Peter Tosoff (Brother or Cousin) We are told he arrived in Canada with him.
Dates of immigration:Halifax, 1912
Information available from previous research:James had 12 children in Canada and never talked about his life in Bulgaria. He did tell a story later in life to one of his Daughter in laws. -- When the priests came around for the yearly tithes ,I believe this to be at harvest time in the fall, so as a young man he was so bitter and angry that the priest intruded upon his families hard earned goods as merchants and farmers and take the tithes as they did year to year he did something that would be considered inexcusable. So when each of the adults and children were expected to show homage to the priests as was the custom,you would be expected to honour the priest by kissing the ring, but James did something probably considered unforgivable, instead of kissing the priests ring, he spit on it, and ran away out of the house, enraged that the priest came around taking what they had worked so hard for . As a result of this event, well that was the end of his living at his home. Afterwards James left or probably was excommunicated and made to leave. My mother said he essentially left his home and the homeland of Bulgaria and trekked through the various countries in Europe to finally arrive in either Holland or England. There were other circumstances involved and perhaps the war could have contributed to some aspects as well
Goal of research:1) Parents Names of James Tosoff 2) Were they Greek or Bulgarian? What was his parents' descent? 3) Any information about James' parents and siblings.
Branch of service, rank, and years served in the military for any family members:don't know
Additional Notes:
Categories:Genealogy Research
Average Bid:Private
Languages:Bulgarian > English
Budget:Not defined
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Project Status: closed


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