09 April 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Zachary Myers

Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, New
 York, Gate 156/N, Block 89, Row
 005R, Grave 3, (listed in Montefiore
 website's grave locator as 'Zacharey
 Meyers'),
 photographed 2 September 2008.
Here lies
Our beloved father
Zachariah son of Yisrael 
Died 25 Adar 5693
May his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life 
ZACHARY
MYERS
DIED
MAR. 25, 1933
Age 80 yrs
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BELOVED
FATHER

Zachary Myers was the brother of my great great grandfather David Myers. Zachary and David were born in Labun, Russian Empire, to Yisrael Malzmann.  

I have contradictory information regarding their mother's name. David's death certificate reports "Dora Martman" while Zachary's indicates "Minnie Saltzberg." It will likely take additional records to begin to resolve this issue.

Zachary arrived in New York in 1922, several years after most of his relatives, including his two sons: Jacob and Israel Myers.[1, 2, & 3]

Zachary's manifest indicates that he was divorced from his wife. Jacob's marriage record indicate that his mother's name had been Frieda Kargman.[4] I have no evidence that she ever emigrated to the United States although there are people with the surname Kargman also buried in the two First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plots at Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens, New York. Jacob and his wife Bertha had a son, Fred, born in 1921 who might have been named after his grandmother, Frieda.

Notes:
1. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 16 July 2009), manifest, Finland, Antwerp to New York, arriving 4 January 1922, Schorja Malcman, citing National Archives Microfilm SerialT715; Microfilm Roll: 3068; Line: 21; Page Number: 7.
2. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 27 July 2009), manifest, Zeeland, Antwerp to New York, arriving 24 March 1908, Jankiel Malzmann, citing National Archives Microfilm SerialT715; Microfilm Roll: 1084; Line: 7; Page Number: 9.
3. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 27 July 2009), manifest, Potsdam, Rotterdam to New York, arriving 3 January 1912, Israel Maltzman, citing National Archives Microfilm SerialT715; Microfilm Roll: 1793; Line: 7; Page Number: 10. 
4.  New York County, New York, Certificate and Record of Marriage number 29954 (20 December 1911), Jacob Myers and Bertha Goldman, New York City Municipal Archives, New York.

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