Relationship Family/ Pre-Marriage Name First Name Father’s Name Mother’s Name Occupation or Nickname Place of birth/ Residence Age or birth date Place and date of death
Husband Kastilanski Yitzak Sock factory Shkud 1900 Shkud
Wife Kastilanski/Kohen Basya Chaim Kalman Tsipora Housewife Shkud 30 Alka Hill
Daughter Kastilanski Mina Yitzak Basya Student Shkud 1931 Alka Hill
Son Kastilanski Shimon Yitzak Basya Student Shkud 1934 Alka Hill

According to Hana Shaf-Brener, Yitzak Kastilanski owned a sock factory. He was married to Basya (nee Kohen, daughter of Chaim Kalman and Tsipora), and the couple had a daughter Mina, and a son, Shimon.

According to Kehilat Shkud, “Kastelansky’s socks factory employed around 20 or 30 girls. Shkud socks were a desired commodity in the entire area” (13).

The document “Jews in the Memory of Skuodas People” (see link on this page) includes I. Kostelianskis in its business directory under “Knitwear and hosiery” (19), and also notes that “Visitors to Skuodas could spend a night in Berta Kostelianskiene’s guesthouse” (10).

Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Marriages database provides a bit more information on Yitzak and Basya. They were married in Skuodas in 1928, age 23 and 22 respectively. Yitzak’s parents were Shmuel and Elke; he had been born in Prienai and was then an accountant. Basya was the daughter of Chaim Kalman and Tsipe Zaks of Skuodas.

Yad Vashem provides no information on the Kastilansky family in Skuodas or Lithuania in general.