My great-grandfather, Nathan (Nochum) Lapatnick, left Lithuania in 1890 to avoid his elder son, Hyman (Khayim), being conscripted into the Russan army. Hyman was 20 years old at the time. Besides Hyman, Harry (age 15) was Nathan's only surviving child. The three Lapatnicks arrived in Sheffield soon after escaping Lithuania, and Nathan became a teacher in the Jewish community there. I must cut this story short now, but will try to continue in a few days.