Posted in Ancestry, Genealogy, Lifschitz, Lifshitz, Lipschitz, Lipshitz, Memorial, New York

In Memory Of Esther Estelle Joffe nee Lifshitz and her father Solomon Simon Lifshitz

In Memory of 

Esther Estelle Tonis nee Lifshitz 

8 November 1898, New York, New York ~ 26 Jan 1943, Bronx, New York 

Daughter of Solomon/Simon Lifschitz and Annie Dinofsky

Esther was my 1st cousin 2x removed. Daughter of my great grandfather Benjamin Lipshitz brother Solomon Simon. She was one of five children born to Simon and Annie. She was first married to Samuel Joffe on 28 Dec 1920 but by the 1925 census, she was back home with her parents with her son Charles born in 1901, most likely named after her brother Charles. Sometime between 1925 and 1930, Esther married Daniel Tonis. She was listed with him on the 1930 census while her son remained with her parent’s and continued to up until the 1940 census then 19. Esther died in 1943 at the age of 43. She is buried at Beth David Cemetery, in Elmont, New York.

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May Her Memory Be A Blessing

 

In Memory of

Solomon Simon Lifshitz  

Dec 1873, Russia ~ 27 January 1941, New York

Son of David Lipshitz and Ida Paley

I have written quite extensively on the Lipshitz/Lifshitz and all variants of spelling used by this family. From Russia, he arrived on the 5 October 1888 at about 15 years old. Simon married Anne Dinofsky on 24 November 1895, New York, New York. They were the parents of five children, Esther Estelle, who he is sharing this post with, Moses, Rachel, Doris, and Charles.

When I think about the fact that Esther Estelle died in 1943 at the age of 43, so young, I am comforted to know that Simon preceded his daughter in death and was spared this sorrow.

Simon was the brother of my great grandfather Benjamin Lipshitz. So much of their story was lost of so long. It is an honor to be able to know this family through the records that have been discovered, and remember them on the anniversary of their passing.

 

Solomon Simon was laid to rest at Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

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May His Memory Be a Blessing  

 

 

 

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Posted in Adoption, Ancestry, Brown/Tanner, Genealogy, Memorial

In Memory Of Howard Joseph Brown

In Memory of 

Howard Joseph Brown 

19 February 1924, New York, New York ~ 23 January 2004, Delrey Beach, Florida 

Son of Maxwell Brown (Brzoza) and Rose Bornstein

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Howard was my adopting father, married to Grace Judith Brown nee Tanner/Tannenbaum. Adopted at the age of 6 months we shared love and life for 61 years. One for looking for the connections with numbers, Howard shares this date with my birth mother Marlene Haimowitz – her birthday Jan 23, 1934.

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May His Memory Be  A Blessing 

 

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Posted in Genealogy, Hyamovitch, London, Weiss

In Memory of Freda Hyams/Hyamovitch

In Memory of

Freda Katanka nee Hyams/Hyamovitch

20 June 1919 London, England ~ 17 Jan 1994 London, England

Daughter of Marks Hyamovitch and Polly Weiss

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Freda married Sidney Katanka in 1947, Marylebone, Middlesex County – Jan-Feb-Mar

She passed away at the National Heart Hospital, Chelsea, London, England. She is buried at Bushey Cemetery outside of London.

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May Her Memory Be A Blessing 

Freda Hyamovitch is one of my newly uncovered lost Haimowitz family members. In fact her photo along with my great grandfather and his sister started this journey of discovering this lost branch for us and us for our English branch. She is my 1st cousin 2x removed. Freda had traveled to New York to locate and meet her American Aunt and Uncle. A photo was taken and close to 70 plus years later that photo led to the connection.

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I have located two records for Freda making the journey from England to New York. In my conversatins with family in England only 1 such visit was known. It appears 2 trips were actually made.

The first was on 18 Mar 1949, leaving from Southampton aboard the S.S. Queen Elizabeth. Her address was listed as 21 Praed St. Paddington, W.2. – housewife. I was unable to identify a travel companion by last name or address. She appeared to be traveling alone.

The second record was for a her return trip from New York arriving back in Southampton aboard the S.S Queen Elizabeth on 29 May 1951. Her address was listed as 22 Courtleigh Gardens, London, N.W.II – housewife. I was unable to identify a travel companion by last name or address. Again she appeared to be traveling alone.

 

 

 

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Posted in Genealogy

In Memory of Hyman Salsbergh

In Memory of

Hyman Salsbergh

18 Jan 1916 – 16 Jan 1997

Son of William Salsbergh and Mary Weiss

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Hy was the husband of my great Aunt Mary Lipschitz

 

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May his memory be a blessing 

 

 

 

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Posted in Ancestry, Genealogy, Steinman/Oxman

Frank Oxman and The Case of the Found Securities

If the name of Frank Oxman sounds familiar to you it may be because you are a Perry Mason fan and not because I had written about him. One of those classic Perry Mason stories was – “The Case of the Dangerous Dowager” with Gene Blakely as Frank Oxman. This show first aired in 1959. I am a huge Perry Mason fan with memories of watching this with my grandparents. Once again I love the connection that seems to go full circle when connecting and researching our story.

On January 4th I received one of those wonderful surprise emails from a gentleman who had come across my blog post  “Who Was Frank Oxman?” which sparked my need to revisit the post I had written back in Oct of 2017.

I had not revisited this post since the original posting but it appears to be on my to-do list for this year now. I have ruled out the possibility of Ida Blum being an Oxman before marrying Jacob Blum. From their marriage record, I learned her maiden name was Laskey. This was not the connection.
I have posted four of the ten security copies I received. (All pertain to this same division and are all similar)  Aren’t they lovely?

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The question remains, coincidence with the last name of Oxman or family connection?

 

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Posted in DNA, Genealogy, Jewish History, Romania, Srulowitz, Strulowitz

Connecting The Strulowitz/Srulowitz Dots – a work in progress

By the end of 2018, I had identified and prepared group sheets for 16 Strulowitz/Srulowitz families. (There are more of course to do) I had sent away for 6 death/marriage certificates to try and identify the parent’s names, with 1 of the 6 still outstanding. Of the 5 sent and received there was no concrete match.

My hope is the find the names of Samuel Strulowitz and Minnie Cohen on records that would identify and match up as siblings for my great grandmother Rebecca Strulowitz/Srulowitz.

I am looking for possible family in the New York area as well as Chicago, Ill. I also have a lead that Rebecca may have had a sister named Minnie, Minnie had daughters with one named Mollie – known as red-headed Mollie, so as not to be confused with an aunt named Mollie. That might indicate the families were in the same area. (New York)

I am now specifically tracking 3 DNA leads to 4th cousins with Srulowitz in their trees.

One is for Benjamin Srulowitz b. 1876 Romania and Susie (Bella) Marcus with children (all born in N.Y.) Harry b.1904, Hanna/Annie b.1906, Morris/Moe b. 1907, and Mildred/Millie b. 1916

I have two 4th cousin matches to this branch. One is through daughter Annie and the other is through Mildred.

The only problem is that familysearch.com identifies Benjamin’s parents as Strul Srulowitz and Lire Stein.

The other DNA connection is to a Samuel Srulowitz b. Jan/Feb 1892 married to Gussie Sherman. Married the 29 May 1920, they had three daughters Mollie b. 1913, Ray b.1922 and Wilda/Viola b. 1926. I am waiting on the marriage certificate for Sam and Gussie to identify his parents.

I have written through Ancestry to two of the matches but have yet to hear back, going on over a month now.

Another hopeful lead I am looking at closely are two different DNA matches with descendants of

Samuel Moshe Srulowitz b 1859 Hungary/Austria d. 1908 N.Y. married to a Lena Strausman. They had 8 children, 1 I was able to track to Chicago, Ill. That was Isidore b. 1884 d. Jan 1933, Chicago, Ill. married Ester Altberger. They went on to have 6 children. By 1920 they seemed to be settled in Chicago from N.Y. via Penn. then on to Ill.

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In the same birth range as this Samuel was another DNA match with a descendant of

Meyer Srulowitz b. abt 1856, Austria, d. April 1935 N.Y. married Molka/Molly Green (Gringrose). They went on to have 8 children of which I just beginning to research. I have written to the person with the DNA match but have not heard back from her yet.  At some point, I may want to follow the children of these last two Srulowitz but for now they are filed in the archives for reference. At 5 – 8 cousin match they are nearly impossible to follow

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This will be a long and tedious process that will take time and patience but with a little luck and perseverance, I hope the effort will pay off.

 

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©, 2019, copyright, Sharon Haimowitz-Civitano. All rights reserved.

 

Posted in DNA, Genealogy, Haimowitz, Hyamovitch, Jewish History, Romania, Srulowitz, Strulowitz

In Memory of Rebecca Strulowitz

In Memory of

Rebecca Haimowitz nee Strulowitz

Abt. 1880, Romania – 4 Jan. 1947, New York  

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May her memory be a blessing 

 

As 2019 was approaching, I  spent some time thinking about the direction I wanted to go with my family research. After some thought, one of the things I would like to do is highlight as many family members as I can with a memorial mention on the anniversary of their passing.

The first person to highlight this year was my great grandmother Rebecca Strulowitz. (sometimes spelled Srulowitz without the t) I won’t call it a coincidence, no, it was one of those funny genealogical connections that she should be my first memorial mention after I had decided that I would put more emphasis on trying to locate her story this year and blog the process as well. I have shared about her numerous times before. At present, I know very little about her Strulowitz family. From her death record, I have the names of her parents, Samuel Strulowitz and Minnie Cohen. Basically, that is all I have. I have yet to find her immigration record – traveling with her husband Samuel Haimowitz and 2 son’s Hyman and Pincus. I know nothing of her siblings, aunts or her uncles. One cousin shared that she believes she had family that settled in Chicago, Ill., but I have yet to connect any family in Chicago to her.

With very little information, this past year I had set myself the task of checking DNA matches with this last name and all variations of the spelling, collecting their information and fleshing out the family histories for these matches, writing away for death and marriage cert., writing to researchers,  I am trying to connect the dots anyway I possibly can. Perhaps 2019 will be the year of connection with the Strulowitz family.

 

 

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