Posted in Ancestry, Census, Genealogy, Haimowitz, Hyamovitch, Iasi, Jewish History, London

Marks Hyamovitch Revisited & Tracked

Marks Hyamovitch, my 2nd great Uncle, was born May 1880, in Iasi, Romania, and immigrated to London, England in 1900, at the age of 20 with his wife Polly (Weiss). Using all the records I could find for them, I wanted to outline a basic time line of where they lived during their life.

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The census took place every 10 years. The first attempt at a census was in 1801 with very few records that still exist. I starting with the 1901 census and was unable to find any listing for Marks and Polly, trying numerous combinations of the spelling for the last name.

The first record available was the 1911 census. Marks, 30 and Polly 29, was living at 14 Denmark Street. The civil parish and registration district was St George in the East, London England. (I am totally unfamiliar with England and they way the city is laid out) Living with them was son Samuel (8), Hyman (7), Phillip (4), Jack (3) and 2 boarders, John  with last name left blank ?, (33), coffee roaster and Jane Schwartz (20) ladies work and in (Feller Hand)

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Using google maps, as best as I can tell this red building  is the one listed as 14 Denmark St., where they were living in 1911.

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1921 census was just a place of work and industry listing and if a marriage was dissolved for divorce.

1921 ~ Limehouse District (record for death of daughter Edith)

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007

Name Eda Hyamovitch Death Age 0 Birth Date abt 1921 Registration Date Oct 1921 Registration QuarterOct-Nov-DecRegistration district Limehouse Inferred County LondonVolume1cPage347Household Members

1930 ~ 22A Finch St, Bishopsgate, London 

London, England, City Directories, 1736-1943

Name M. Hyamovitch Residence Date 1930 Street Address 22A, Finch St ElT N Bishopsgate  6376 Residence Place London, England Occupation Who. Cabnt. Mkr Household Members

The 1931 census for England and Wales was destroyed in a fire in 1942.

1934 ~ Medway Building (East Side) Stanfield Rd ~ Wood Bedstead mkr (this appears to be a business address for him)

UK, City and County Directories, 1766 – 1946

1938 ~ 34 A Med Way Rd (I am not sure if this is home or a business address)

UK, City and County Directories, 1766 – 1946

Name Marks Hyamovitch Publication Year 1938 Address 34 A Med way rd’ Bow E3 Residence Place London, England

1939 ~ 60 Poplar, London, England  

1939 England and Wales Register

Living with them was their son Samuel (36) also working as a cabinet maker like his father. Marks says ‘heavy’ but I could not read the word written for Samuel. The last name was crossed off and Hyam’s was written, the name most family members were using by now.

 

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Using google maps I tried to get an idea of the areas in London – almost in the middle of the map is the area known as Poplar and over to the left Limehouse

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In this 2nd view, almost dead center right, with the hand marker is Poplar, following to the left, before WhiteChapel area is Limehouse, then over to Marylebone on the left is also an area they lived as you will read below.

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There was no 1941 census due to WWII

1945 ~ Alien Orders, Certificate of Registration – Passport 

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From Polly’s record you can see the Tottenham St address, which is crossed off on Marks above; with the postal address of Flat 5 2/25 Nassau St.

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Here we are (below) at 24/25 Nassau St. in the Fitzrovia area which is just to the right of Marylebone. From what I can tell they always remained in the same ‘parallel’ moving to the right and left on the maps always north of the River Thames

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1954 ~ 4 Even Nos St Marylebone, Westminster 
London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965

Name Marks Hyamovitch Electoral Date 1954 Street Address 4 Even Nos Ward or Division/Constituency St Marylebone County or BoroughWestminster, England

1956 ~ 5 Hat, St Marylebone, Westminster

London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965

Name Marks Hyamovitch Electoral Date 1956 Street Address 5 Hat Ward or Division/Constituency St MaryleboneCounty or Borough Westminster, England

1957 ~ 5 Florence St. Marylebone, Westminster

London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965

Marks Hyamovitch Electoral Date 1957 Street Address 5 Florence Ward or Division/Constituency St Marylebone County or Borough Westminster, England

I found both of these homes listed as 5 Florence St. I believe it is the second picture with black door but not knowing the areas I can not be sure. Maybe an England cousin could chime in and help me out.

 

1958 ~ 5 Nassau Street, St Marylebone, Westminster

London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
Name Marks Hyamovitch Electoral Date 1958 Street Address 5 Nassau Street
Ward or Division/Constituency St Marylebone County or Borough Westminster, England

1962 ~ Wandsworth

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007

Marks Hyamovitch Death Age 81 Birth Date abt 1881 Registration Date Oct 1962 Registration Quarter Oct-Nov-Dec Registration district Wandsworth Inferred County London

The death certificate for Marks lists the 24/25 Nassau Rd address

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Posted in Adoption, Ancestry, Genealogy, Haimowitz, Memorial, New York

Celebrating 3 Haimowitz Woman & 1 amazing Man

Three important woman in my life, my birthmother Marlene, her sisters Rochelle and Brenda, all celebrated their birthdays within days of each other. Jan 18th ~ the 23rd  is a week of remembering and honoring each of these woman.

 

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Marlene Haimowitz ~ 23 January  1934 ~ 6 October 2005

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Rochelle 18 January 1945

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Brenda Haimowitz ~ 22 January 1950 ~ 8 June 2017

I had never noticed the resemblance of Marlene and Brenda until isolating and pairing  these two photo’s together. They were 16 years apart in age.

 

Also remembered and celebrated in this week is my adopting father Howard Joseph Brown.

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Howard J Brown ~ 19 February 1923 ~ 23 January 2004

Howard passed away on my birthmothers birthday. They were connected in more than one way. Not just through my adoption but the cycle of their lives.

 

I’ll be celebrating 1 and remembering 3 amazing humans in my life!

 

Posted in Ancestry, Genealogy, Gropper/Gruber, Haimowitz, Hyamovitch, Jewish History, Romania

Update on the search for our missing Haimowitz sister ~ a possible lead.

As I continue to work on my missing Haimowitz sister, I had sent away for and received the marriage certificate this past Saturday for a Meyer Gropper and Bessie Heimowitz. Leaving no stone unturned and always hoping for a clue, this certificate left me with more questions than answers but felling hopeful I may be onto something. I was hoping for a last name for Bessie’s mother on this certificate but as you can see, written for both mothers the maiden name is ‘non remember’

The question I was trying to answer with this marriage certificate was could Bessie Heimowitz be the missing sister of Samuel and Marks?

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Recapping what I know: the names of the parents of the ‘missing sister’ would be ‘Hyman’ Haimowitz (as written on brother Samuels SS application) Hyman could also be spelled Chaim/Haim or any additional spelling. As reported on Samuels death certificate by his daughter Fay Lazar, she reported Hyman’s name as Herman. As for Samuels mother her name was listed as Ida Greenblatt/Grunblat, as noted on the SS application and his death certificate.

Question: Could Ida have been known as Yettie or Yetta – we don’t know that.

I turned to Ancestry and familysearch in an attempt to locate anything else that might provide some answers, like a death certificate for this Bessie Heimowitz. Identifying the correct Bessie Heimowitz proved difficult due to duplicate names and similar dates. I found an additional record under the New York Marriage ‘License Index’ and on the  license application for date May 7, 1910, Bessie’s last name was written Himowitz. Going back to her brother Samuel’s WWI draft record his last name was written Himowitz. Also, Samuels last name on the 1905 census is spelled Heimowitz as on the spelling of this marriage certificate above. These kind of spelling mistakes are very common and prove both confusing and frustrating and are no real help most of the time nor does it connect them at this point.

So we have Bessie married to Meyer Gropper which led me to a SS Application and Claims Index  for a Bessie ‘Hymowitch’, clicking on it the spouse was a Meyer Gropper for child Hyman ‘Gruber’ not spelled Gropper – this led me to a WWII draft registration on the 16 Oct. 1940, for Hyman Gruber with Gruber crossed off and rewritten Gropper. Hyman’s birth date was Jan 22, 1914, born St Louis, MO. It listed his home address as 4112 1/2 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles with his mother Bessie Gruber at the same address.

Bessie Gropper was clearly using the name of Gruber as well and by 1940 they had relocated to the west coast.

I had not been able to find a census record for Bessie and Meyer but here I had her and son in Los Angeles and then another hint from this brought me to a 1925 census in the Bronx. I found Bessie under the spelling of Gruber with her son Hyman and a daughter Yetta living with Morris Siegel, his wife Yetta, son Hyman 19 and daughter Sarah, 12. Bessie is listed as ‘sister’ and not as sister-in-law but I suspect that was a mistake and she was sister to Yetta, Morris Siegels wife. I don’t want go off on to big of a rabbit trail on this,, but I have found enough to make me pause and wonder if Bessie could be the missing sister.  This also would mean that there is possibly an additional sister for Samuel and Marks.

I was unable to find a marriage certificate for Morris Siegel to Yetta/Yettie Haimowitz or any alternative last name spellings but in doing so I was led to a 1910 census record for Morris and “Yettie”.  Morris and Yettie were living in New Jersey, Morris was a carpenter, 30 years old, immigration from Romania in 1890, wife Yettie was 28, born Romania, son also named Hyman was 4 and daughter ‘Ida’ was 2 (known as Sarah on 1925) I am suspecting they were married prior to immigrating here. Also note the name of daughter Ida was the name we are looking for for the mother of our missing sister and here is another son named the same as Samuel and Marks father. Coincidence? Very possibly

Records and dates were very spotting but from what I can piece together, Bessie and Meyer did not remain married. If I have followed the clues correctly Meyer remarried in 1935 a Goldie Weinstein. Together they had 2 children, Micheal and Marilyn Gropper.

I did find a death record for who I believe is this Bessie for Apr 1969, Yuba City, Ca. along with a death record for Hyman/Henry Gruber/Gropper born 22 Jan 1914, St Louis, Mo death May 1977 in Los Angeles  (parents Meyer Gropper and Bessie Hymowitch)

 

 

Posted in Ancestry, Galati, Genealogy, Haimowitz, Srulowitz, Strulowitz

Strulowitz ~ Srulowitz ~ Connections

The second sister in my brick wall has been the most illusive of our family members. Illusive because even with some information, I have made real progress. This is the Strulowitz/Srulowitz branch. In the years I have been researching I have not made contact with any family members connected to this branch that has led to locating her.

My great grandmother was a woman named Rebecca Strulowitz/Srulowitz, born about 1880 in Romania. From her death certificate I learned her parents names were Samuel Strulowitz and her mother was Minnie Cohen. I have records with the last name spelled both with the T and with out.

It is from my cousin Arline, a granddaughter of Rebecca, that I have gotten even a small picture of who this sister to Rebecca could be. What Arline has shared is ~

Rebecca had a sister who was named or called Minnie. Minnie married and had 2 daughters, one named Molly known as red headed Molly so she was not confused with her Aunt also named Molly,  and the other daughter – name unknown. Arline also shared that Rebecca had family that lived in Chicago, Ill.

This Chicago, Ill information has been one of my research areas as I continue to hopefully break down this brick wall.

I seem to have quite a few DNA connections from both Ancestry and My Heritage to Strulowitz/Srulowitz although no close family matches and all are 4 to 8 generations back.

My most promising and compelling DNA connection is with a

Mendel Srulowitz and Goldie Rosen ~ Mendel and Goldie had a son named

Meyer Srulowitz abt 1856 Austria/Ukraine who married a woman named Molka (Molly) Gringrose (Green)  b. abt 1860. I have uncovered 9 children born to Molly, 7 daughters and 2 sons. A daughter and son died in infancy.

Through 3 of their daughters I have DNA connections to 3 people who have tested their DNA to this family branch which links me to them and them to Meyer and Molly.

Meyer Srulowitz Death Certificate ~ 1935

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I have be researching these 3 daughters of Meyer and Molly and getting a clear picture of their families.

Ida Srulowitz married David Shapiro

Lifsha (Lena) Srulowitz married Jacob Barusch

Minnie Srulowitz married Louis Shapiro

Their other children included:

Pauline Srulowitz who married Max Cohen

Lillian Srulowitz who married Joseph Engel

Ernestine (Ethel) who married Sidney Goldman

Samuel (Solomon) Srulowitz who married Fanny Hirschkowitz

Toby & Gerzel died in infancy

 

I have 5 other Srulowitz families that I connect with through DNA which includes

Samuel Srulowitz b. 1892 married to a Gussie Sherman

Benjamin Srulowitz b. 1876 married to Susie Marcus

Samuel b. 1884 married to Fannie Hirsch

Feige/Fanny Srulovitz b. 1880 married to Abraham Newmaizer

Samuel Moshe Srulowitz b. 1859 married to Lena Strausman – it is with this family that through their son Isidore (Izzy) b. 1884 who married Esther Altberger,  that I can connect our story to its Chicago, Ill information.

Isidore b. 24 May 1884 /1885 Hungary, immigrated in 1898 to New York where he married Esther Altberger on 20 June 1909 in Manhattan. Isidore was working as a roller in a cigar shop in 1910. By 1918 they had left New York and relocated to Chicago, Ill. according to Isidore WWI draft registration. Living at 1151 S. California Ave , Isidore was still in the Cigar business working for the San Alto Cigar Company. Isidore passed away on 18 June 1933 and is buried at the Waldheim Jewish Cemetery, Cook Co., Ill

Isidore and Esther had 6 children that I have identified. Francis b. 1912 d. 1916, Herman b. 1913 married Elaine Ida Resnick, Mildred b. 1916 married FNU Schultz, Morris/Morrey b. 1919 married Estelle Friedman, Helen b. 1922 married Edwin Anderson Jr/Bernard Londisky and Marion b. 1933.

Also of great interest in my research is

Rose Strulowitz b. 2 May 1886 Galatz, Romania , daughter of Isaac Strulowitz, Galatz, Romania. Rose was married to a Samuel Greenberg. She passed away 26 Aug. 1944 Chicago, Ill. and is buried in P.O.W. (Progressive Order of the West Jewish Federation) Proviso, Cook, Ill. Galatz, Romania is the last known place that Rebecca (Strulowitz) and husband Samuel Haimowitz were known to live before immigrating to the US. Both sons, Hyman/Herman and Pincus/Paul were born in Galatz.

I am hoping 2020 will be the year of breakthroughs for me but if not I will enjoy the journey. If you have Strulowitz roots and come across this blog posting I hope you will contact me. Lets explore these families together.

 

 

 

 

Posted in Ancestry, Genealogy, Haimowitz, Hyamovitch, Romania, Wordless Wednesday

2 Missing Sisters ~ Haimowitz and Strulowitz/Srulowitz

I have welcomed the new year with days of thought on what direction I should go with our family research and am still undecided. The two brick walls however remain standing, one for the missing Haimowitz sister of my great grandfather Samuel Haimowitz and his brother Marks Hyamovitch. The other brick wall is for the missing sister of Samuel’s wife Rebecca Strulowitz/Srulowitz. Both of these woman will remain foremost in my research this year.

Recapping my efforts for missing Haimowitz, I have put a considerable amount of time into finding, actually more like eliminating woman that are not her. I have been looking for Haimowitz woman in a 20 year radius of the two brothers birth years of 1875 and 1880, with a birth between 1870 to 1890. Knowing she did immigrate here from Romania, I am assuming she married here in the states ( NY ) but that could very well not be the case. While her brother Samuel immigrated here, her other brother Marks immigrated to England where he remained along with his branch of the family.  She could very well have gone to England first, married and then immigrated here. It is a long shot in the ‘no stone left unturned’ to investigate. We know from Samuels SS application his parents names were listed as Hyman Haimowitz and Ida Greenblatt. On his death certificate his parents were listed as Herman and Ida. On his headstone his father was written Haim. I am looking for anything that fits into these parameters.

Researched and eliminated this year were

Emma Haimowitz b. 1872 to Harry Haimowitz and Hannah Szumuscoff, Romania married Martin Lugoff, Jan. 1909

Bessy Haimowitz b. 1886 to Louis Haimowitz and Betsy Outler, Russia, married Jacob Sasslovsky, Oct 1908

Ida Haimowitz b. 1882 to Louis Haimowitz and Celia Gold, married Harry Weisberg, March 1902

Sarah Haimowitz b. 1881 to Solomon Haimowitz and Annie Brad, Russia, married Samuel Blum, Dec 1901

Clara Haimowitz b. 1893 to Hersh Haimowitz and Basha Krasner, married Dave Goluskin, June 1916

Ella Haimwitz b. 1883 to Leon Haimowitz and Sophia Moses, married Morris Bloomfield, Jan 1904

Clara Haimowitz married to David Frank, Jan 1903 – I received a no record found when I ordered the marriage certificate.

Eva Haimowitz b.1886 to Solomon Haimowitz and Adel Schwartz, married Hyman Schechter, May 1906

 Jennie Haimowitz b. 1883 to Charles Haimowitz and Yetta Greenberg, married William Babit, Dec 1907

Currently I am working on a Bessie Haimowitz b. 1892 married a Meyer Gropper on 18 June 1910. Checking on familysearch.com I found a marriage record that listed her parents names as Chaim Haimowitz and her mother as Yettie.

As I continue with this process it feels like a needle in haystack but needles have been found. I have two 3/4 cousin DNA matches with Greenblatt but unfortunately neither has responded to a number of requests to correspond – always disappointing.

I do have another lead I am following through with a family member in hopes she can be in touch with a granddaughter of Samuel still living who may remember this great aunt.

I am confident the answer is out there.

In my next post I will update on my progress with the missing Strulowitz sister