|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||Pun||Moshe Shimon||Yosef||Pesya||Melamed. Tiny store.||Salantai, Shkud||1871||Shkud|
According to Hana Shaf-Brener, Moshe Shimon Pun, was a melamed who also ran a small store. He was born in Salantai to Yosef and Pesya in 1871. His wife’s name was Miriam (nee Chatskels), daughter of Mendl.
Kehilat Shkud provides some information about the Pun family; the name is given as “Pin,” but it appears to be the same family. Bar-Sheva Pin was a teacher in the “Yavne” folk-school and/or the Hebrew pre-Gymnasium (29, 56). Moshe Shimon Pun was a member of the Gemara Society:
Members of Burial Society, 7 Kislev 1936 (Kehilat Shkud 27)
In memory of the member Reb Moishe Taitz. The Khevre Gemara in Shkud says farewell upon his going up [aliya] to our Holy LandSeated from right to left: Pin, M. Sh.; Chatzkel, N; Taitz, Moshe; Kaplanski, Y; Natanson, Y. H’Rav Dafa; Shnshvaski, A; Melamed, Y; Yoselovich, Ts; Faktor, A; Hupsha, A; Grinker, L. Valert, A; Epstein, A; Piktur, A. D.; Urdang, A. B.; Minks, M.; Yankelovich, Y.
According to Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Tax and Voters Lists Database, Sora Mera Pun, daughter of Mendel, worked in a grocery store in 1914; could this be Miriam? As of November 2013, Moshe Shimon does not appear in Jewish Gen’s databases; but Yad Vashem provides the following:
Shimon Pun was born in Salant, Lithuania to Yosef and Pesia. He was married to Miriam. Prior to WWII he lived in Shkud, Lithuania. During the war he was in Shkud, Lithuania. Shimon was murdered/perished in Shkud, Lithuania at the age of 70. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his nephew (http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=1747408&language=en).
Mause Pun was born in Lithuania in 1876 to Yosef and Pesel. He was a grocer and married Miriam. Prior to WWII he lived in Skud, Lithuania. During the war he was in Skud, Lithuania. Mause was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his niece. http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=384916&language=en
 Could mean “learned, well-educated” or, alternatively, one who teaches small children in a religious school. Or, of course, both.