26 March 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: Meyer Schultz (& family), FLPBA 25th anniversary publication

I mentioned Meyer Schultz previously in a post (featuring his photograph) about this same 25th anniversary publication in honor of the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association. Later in this publication he sponsored an advertisement.

Meyer, a glazier, and his wife Rose Schultz had three daughters: Ethel Schultz Berger (16 November 1917 - 12 May 1995), Lillian Schultz Horodner (27 March 1919 - 7 January 2001) and Mae Schultz Sussman (29 May 1925 - 26 July 2001). The children were all born in New York City.[1] [2]

Meyer and Rose are buried in the FLPBA plot at Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, NY. Ethel and her husband Victor Berger and Lillian and her husband Philip Horodner are buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Queens.

Notes:
1. Kings County, New York, U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Petition for Naturalization no. 96178 (29 February 1928); "Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 December 2010); citing NARA microfilm publication M1972.
2. "United States, Social Security Death Index," online index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 March 2015), entries for Ethel Berger, Lillian S. Horodner and Mae E. Sussman.

24 March 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Harry Kurman, Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, NY

Hersch (Harry) Kurman was born on about 25 My 1865 in Labun, Volhynia Gubernia, Russian Empire.[1] He emigrated in 1906 with his son Chaim (Hyman).[2]

Here lies
Tzvi son of Zusman
Died 9 Sivan 5691
May his soul be bound in eternal life
BELOVED HUSBAND
AND FATHER
HARRY
KURMAN
DIED MAY 25, 1931
AGE 73 YRS

FATHER

His death certificate indicates that his father was Sigmund and mother was Clara Gold.[3] The first names were, likely, Anglicized on this record. 

Harry married Yasne (Yetta or Henrietta) in Europe. Harry's eldest son, Louis, preceded Harry to the United States.[1] Harry reported on his manifest record that he intended to meet his son, L. Kurman, in New York City. Yasne and the rest of their children followed in 1909.[4]

Harry worked as a presser in the clothing industry in New York City.[5] He and Yetta had six children all born prior to immigration: Louis (born 1887), Hyman (b. 1890), Samuel (b. 1893), Abraham (b. 1895), Frank (b. 15 September 1900), Ida (1 September 1903).[1] 

Harry's grandson, Saul (Hyman's son), is buried in the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plot at Montefiore Cemetery, as well.

Harry's grave is located in Block 89, Gate 156N, Line 4L, Grave 5, First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plot.

Notes:
1. Harry Kurman petition for naturalization (1921), naturalization file no. 35819, Southern District of New York.
2. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 December 2010 ), manifest, S.S. Lucania, Liverpool to New York, arriving 28 July 1906, list 14, line 5, Hersch Kurmann; citing NARA Microfilm Series T715; roll 746.
3. Kings County, New York, death certificate no. 12394 (1931), Brooklyn, Harry Kurman, Municipal Archives, New York City.
4. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 December 2010 ), manifest, S.S. Volturno, Rotterdam to New York, arriving 12 November 1909, list 8, line 10, Jasne Kurman; citing NARA Microfilm Series T715; roll 1372.
5. New York County, New York, 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Manhattan, enumeration district 353, sheet 9A, dwelling 8, family 176, Harry Kurman; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 March 2015); NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1192.

19 March 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: Kargman Glass & Window Shade Co, FLPBA 25th anniversary publication

Louis Kargman, owner of Kargman Glass & Window Shade Co., Inc., placed this advertisement in the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association's 25th anniversary publication.

There are several Kargman immigrants who were originally from Labun, Russian Empire. I have not, however, found evidence of Louis Kargman's place of birth or residence prior to emigration. 

Kargman Glass & Window Shade Co., Inc. was incorporated in 1933 and is no longer active.[1]

Louis Kargman was married to Sarah and, according to the 1940 U.S. Census had three children: Milton, Sylvia and Judith.[2]  

Louis and Sarah are not buried in the FLPBA plot. Nevertheless, they appear to be buried in Montefiore Cemetery in a plot owned by the Louis Kargman family.


Notes:
1. "Corporation and Business Entity Database," index, Division of Corporations, State Records and UCC," New York Department of State (http://www.dos.ny.gov/corps/bus_entity_search.html : accessed 18 March 2015), entry for Kargman Glass and Window Shade Co., Inc.
2. Kings County, New York, 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Brooklyn, enumeration district 24-437, sheet 31A, household 726, Louis and Sarah Kargman family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ncestry.com : accessed 18 March 2015); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2558.

17 March 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Saul Kurman, Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, NY

Saul Kurman was all of 5 when he passed away in 1927 of respiratory ailments and heart failure.[1] He was born in the United States, the fourth child of Hyman and Rose Kurman.[2]

Here lies
Yehoshua son of Chaim
Died 20 Nisan 5687
DIED
APR 22, 1927
AGE 5 YEARS
-------
DEAR SON

Hyman Kurman immigrated at the age of 17 with his father Hersch (Harry) in 1906 from Labun, Volynia Gubernia, Russian Empire.[3] Like many of his New York City townsmen, he became a glazier. Hyman married Rose Forder (or Forur) on 27 December 1914.[4] Saul's birth was preceded by those of his America-born brothers George, Isidor, and Morris. 

While Montefiore Cemetery provides a locator for graves on its website, Saul's grave is not included in the inventory for its location in Block 89, Gate 156N. The only other Kurmans buried in the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plot besides Saul are his grandparents, Harry and Yetta Kurman. 

Notes:
1. Kings County, New York, death certificate 8476 (22 April 1927), Sol Kurman; Munipical Archives, New York.
2. Kings County, New York, 1925 New York State Census, Brooklyn, assembly district 18, election district 51, page 181, Hyman and Rose Kurman family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 March 2015); citing New York State Archives.
3. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 December 2010 ), manifest, S.S. Lucania, Liverpool to New York, arriving 28 July 1906, list 14, lines 5-6, Hersch and Chaim Kurmann; citing NARA Microfilm Series T715; roll 746.
4. Rose's surname is listed as "Forder" on her marriage certificate, but "Forur" on Saul's death certificate. New York County, New York, marriage certificate 313 (1915), Hyman Kurman and Rose Forder (27 December 1914), Municipal Archives, New York. 

12 March 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: Herman Molthman family, FLPBA 25th Anniversary publication

Herman Molthman, son of Benjamin and Fannie Bernstein Molthman, was born in Labun (aka Lubin), Volhynia Gubernia, Russian Empire. He arrived in the United States in 1910 as Chaim Malzmann accompanied by his mother Feige and sisters, Chusse and Rochel.[1] Like his father, he became a glazier in New York City. He supported the 1936 25th anniversary publication for the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association by purchasing this advertisement.

In July 1924 Herman married Sylvia Labovitz, a Romania immigrant.[2] They had their only child, a daughter, Claire, in 1925.[3]

Sylvia passed away on 4 September 1988. Herman died  on 19 November 1992 in Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina.[4] They are buried in Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, Georgia.[5]

Notes:
1. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 February 2009), manifest, S.S. Cleveland, Hamburg to New York, arriving 4 January 1910, list 13, lines 20-23, Feiga, Chusse, Chaim and Rochel Malzmann, citing National Archives Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: 1547.
2. Kings County, New York, certificate of marriage no. 10412 (1924), Herman Molthman and Sylvia Labovitz, 6 July 1924, Municipal Archives, New York.
3. Kings County, New York, U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Petition for Naturalization no. 202378 (16 July 1928); "Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 March 2015); citing NARA Series M1879, roll 772.
4. "North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004" database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 October 2013); entry for Herman Molthman; citing North Carolina Department of Health.
5. "JewishGen OnLine Worldwide Burial Registry," database, JewishGen.org (http://www.jewishgen.org : accessed 11 March 2015), entries for Herman Molthman and Sylvia Molthman.