Continuing to work on some of my brick walls, I know they will eventually come tumbling down but for now, they are still standing strong and impregnable.
There is my ongoing search for our missing Haimowitz sister and our ongoing family search for Srulowitz/Strulowitz family members. As of this blog post we, me, has never connected with any other Srulowitz family member other than knowing the name of my 2x’s great grandmother Rebecca Srulowitz along with her parent’s names, Samuel Srulowitz and Minnie Cohen. At this point, I have virtually no hope in discovering who Minnie may have been or connected too but for Rebecca….hope is alive.
I have graphed 4 distant DNA connections I am sitting on. Sitting on them since I have reached out through Ancestry to all of the researchers but have not heard anything back from anyone. It has been months but as I said…hope is alive.
Using their trees and the information gleaned from them I am continuing to look for connecting threads and more matches. Our Srulowitz’s connect in New York and into Chicago, Ill.
Pieces of the puzzle for sure but with too many to be found to see the complete picture.
What does seem most promising is additional DNA Srulowitz match ( all 5-8th) with 4 other researchers connected to the family of Samuel Moshe Srulowitz (1859) Austria married to Lena Strausman (1859) both listed as being from Hungry. The parents of Samuel Moshe is listed as Israel Srulowitz and Fanny Mizrach (Messruch) In addition, some of this family also connects through some of the children to Chicago, Ill. The children of Samuel and Lena are as follows:
Isidore (Izzy) (1884) m Ester Altberger; Frieda (1888), Yetta Ida (1889)m Morris Frankenstein; Rose (1891) m Laurence Baum; Adolph (1892), Bertha (1894) m Hyman Schor, Minnie (1900) m Gustave Wallisch and Millie (1903) m Jack Weinstein
My next step will to really take a look at this family and try and graph the generations. For me, it just seems too far back to be able to make the connection.
I did locate on Ancestry something that might connect to Samuel however nothing has been proven. I have simply added it my list of possibilities. Below is an entry for a Sam Srulowitz. The date is for arrival in June 1911. His age is listed as 50 which would make him born about 1861, which gels with his daughter Rebecca having been born about 1880. He is entering at the Port of Huron, Michigan from Montreal, Canada destination Chicago, Ill. The question is ‘could this be Rebecca’s father?’
The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Passengers Arriving at St. Albans, VT, District through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1895-1954; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 178
As I continue to work on this Srulowitz family
that silly ‘Match.com’ commercial keeps playing through my mind
“if you’re out there, come find me”