The Eidus Family

from Latvia

L-R: William Aiduss, Harry Aidus, Morris Eidus, Hyman
          Adus, Lea (wife of Morris Eidus)

L-R: William Aiduss, Harry Aidus, Morris Eidus, Hyman Adus,
Lea (wife of Morris Eidus)

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There are many family lines of Eidus descendants around the world who know that their ancestors came from Latvia. Derivative surnames include Adus, Aidus, Aiduss, Edus, Edut, Ejdes, Ekdes and others.

This site traces the descendants of Arye Eidus and specifically descendants of his grandson Tevel Eidus. I am the great-great grandson of Tevel (aka Tevya) Eidus. Tevya's son Chaim Eidus (later Adus) married Mary (Mire) Ritz from Belarus. Chaim (Hyman) Adus was my great-grandfather. Chaim and Mary had two children, Israel (Isidore) Adus and Slate (Jennie) Adus. Isidore was my grandfather.

tree3.gif (1141 bytes)View family tree showing three generations of descendants of Arye Eidus.

tree3.gif (1141 bytes)View family tree showing the children of Tevel Eidus. Click on the names of Tevel's children to see additional branches of the family tree.

tree3.gif (1141 bytes)View an outline tree showing six generations of descendants of Arye Eidus.

Tevel Eidus married Zlatel Reichlin. Their children known to have come the United States are:

  • Hyman Adus (Chaim Eidus), born July 1, 1881 in Latvia.
  • Morris Eidus, born circa 1882
  • Shifra Aidus, born circa 1885
  • Harry Aidus, born May 15, 1886
  • Dora Aidus, born circa March 15, 1890
  • William Aiduss, born April 18, 1893
  • Rose Aidus, born circa 1899

Thanks to information provided by the Latvian Archives we have information on the family tree dating back to around 1785. Tevel Eidus was the grandson of Arye Eidus, who was born around 1785.

Family History Documents and Photos

Ellis Island record links (You may be required to establish a free account to view these records.)

  • Chaim Adus (Edus), son of Tevel Eidus, arrived April 5, 1907.
  • Mary, Israel (aka Isidore), and Slate (aka Jenny) Adus (Chaim's family), arrived together October 13, 1910.
  • Dora Eidus, daughter of Tevel Eidus, arrived November 25, 1907.
  • Harry Aidus, son of Tevel Eidus, arrived as Samuel Janowski. See this record in the Brooklyn naturalization index for details. The Ellis Island record shows that he was going to stay with his sister Dora's husband.
  • The links below will return all records for people with the following surnames listed on the Ellis Island web site (these pages might take a minute to load).

Genealogy and History Resources

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Movsha Eidus, Arye, Chaya, Chatzel, Ester, Esther, Tevel, Tevya, Zlatel, Zlate, Reichlin, Arko Eidus, Tzira, Lipa, Gita, Sara, Sarah, Hyman Adus, Isidore Adus, Israel Adus, Gerald Adus, Henry Cohen, Evelyn Adus, Susan Cohen, Maxine Cohen, Victor, Thomas, Jennie Adus, Slate Eidus, Segal, Miriam Segal, Miriam Pike, Morris Eidus, Mary Eidus, Vera Eidus, Sally Eidus, Sam Hershey, Samuel, Martin Hershey,Michael Hershey, Lisa Hershey, Vivian Stock, Ronnie Hershey, Steven Greenberg, Robert, Marylynn, Erick, Steven Greenberg, Jill Greenberg, Michael Greenberg, Aiduss, Aidus, William, Perl, Peggy, Lottie, Elaine, Brynndamr