I have family from the southwest region of Lithuania as well. Here in the USA their names have been spelled "Krouss", "Krouse", or "Krause". But I found my great-grandfather's original Marriage…"
Strouse doesn't sound Lithuanian, but German. During the last Partition of Poland (and therefore Lithuania) the area now known as Klaipeda was given to the Prussians. Lots of German-sounding names there. If you go to…"
"Yah, Strouse is a weird one, huh, lol? I've tried looking too like in the phone book and couldn't find it. I'm not sure if he changed it from something else when they came or before they came or not. My grandma absolutely did not talk…"
"It is very possible that that' s what it is. I got that name from my aunts' husband. I'm not sure if he actually saw it written somewhere or if my grandma told him once or if he over heard it.
I checked in the Lithuanian phone book and could not find Morejunas. I was able to find Motėjūnas. Is is possible the r could have been a t?
I have done some genetic genealogy research and I am connected to a Dalius…"
Sovetsk is the current Russial name for what use to be called Tilsit (German) or Tilz^e (Lithuanian).
Go to http://en.wikipedia.org and type in Sovetsk.
Morejunas might be Morejiunas
Does anyone know if "Strouse" and "Tumosa" or even "Morejunas" are actually Lithuanian names? I know Strouse is German, but I'm not sure if there is another spelling that is more Lithuanian or something? There were a lot of family secrets, and I've had a hard time locating any of my people in Lithuania. I know that Anna Tumosa (8 Jan 1889- 27 July 1980) was from Sovetsk, at least that's what I was told.See More