I was born Blitzer, later changed to Barkai (similar meaning in Hebrew).
My paternal grandfather was Yechiel- Mordechai (Marcus) Blitzer, born 1862 to Joseph in Chrzanów, Poland. Yechiel's wife was Esther.
There might be two Yechiel Bliter, since newborns were called after their deceased grandparents, so these two might have been called after the same person, but- this is only a guess.
Another possibility is that they are one and the same, and either you or I are mistaken in one or more details. In any case it is strange that both were born in the same year.
What do you think? You can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
, I will be away for two weeks so please be patient with my answer.
Mickey 16 April 2011