Emigration to Canada
The family members I am aware of who came from this town are:
My great grandfather, Lazar Wartelsky (1842-1912) and his wife Rasha Shnipitsky (1842-1902). I believe they emigrated to Canada in around 1885 (or in 1865). They had seven children: two sons and five daughters born between 1863-1869 (or so). The two sons were Hiram and Nathan and the five daughters, one of whom is my grandmother, are shown in the following picture. I believe she is in the middle of the photo. I do not know where or when it was taken.
My grandmother, Hattie Wartelsky (1865-1936) married Louis Sandalofsky (1862-1946) in Vištytis and they emigrated to Canada in about 1885. Hattie's sister Jennie Wartelsky (1863-1941) married Joseph Sandler (1866-1943) and they emigrated to Benton Harbor MI. Joseph Sandler was probably related to my grandfather as we suspect that his name may have originally been Sandalofsky.
One of my great aunt's daughters married one of my father's brothers, so there is a relationship in two directions to the above families.The following picture is of Louis Sandalofsky and Hattie Wartelsky's 50th wedding anniversary held in the late 1930s in Montreal. The family name at that time was Sandys.