Feiga daughter of Yisrael
Died 19 Shevat 5733
May her soul be bound in everlasting life
DIED JAN. 21, 1973
AGE 97 YEARS
Dov Ber son of Yisrael
Died 1 Adar 5706
May his soul be bound in everlasting life
AND DEAR FATHER
DIED FEB. 1, 1946
AGE 73 YEARS
Berl Malzmann was a 36 year old joiner (carpenter) when he departed Hamburg on the S.S. Graf Waldersee on 23 November 1906 and arrived in the New York on 7 December 1906. He reported that his last residence was Rowno (today, Rivne, Ukraine) and that his place of birth was the same community as my Malzman, Garber and Mazewitsky families: Lubin (once called Labun, now called Yurovshchina, Ukraine).
Berl's wife, Feiga Bernstein Malzmann (Fannie), and their children, Chusse (Ida), Chaim (Hyman/Herman) and Rochel (Ruth), followed on 4 September 1910 when they landed in New York on the S.S. Cleveland. They all reported residing in and having been born in Labun. Berl, now Benjamin Molthman, took them to his home at 118 W. 3rd Street, New York, New York.
118 W. 3rd Street was also the location of Morris and Molthman Glass. The "Morris" in that business was my great grandfather Isidore Morris, also from Labun and likely an in-law, since Isidore's wife (my great grandmother) Sarah's maiden name had been Malzmann.
Fannie and Benjamin had their last child on 24 October 1913: Max Molthman (who legally changed his name to Gerald Max Martin on 2 December 1948).
In 1921, Benjamin and Fannie left New York City to live in the country. They purchased land and a house on Black River Road, Stephentown, Rennselaer County, New York.
After Benjamin passed away in Rennselaer County in 1946, Fannie moved back to New York City.
Benjamin's father's name is Yisrael, the same name held by my great great great grandfather (father of David Myers and his brother Zachary Myers). Benjamin is, however, quite bit younger (b. ca. 1873) than David and Zachary (who were likely born in the 1850s). Benjamin's only known brother was Abram Malzmann, another glazier who also emigrated to New York City and became Abraham Maltman.
1. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 April 2009), manifest, S.S. Graf Waldersee, Hamburg to New York, arriving 7 December 1906, page 50, line 8, Berl Malzmann, citing National Archives Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: 807.
2. "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, line 20, Feiga Malzmann, citing National Archives Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: 1547.
3. "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 March 2014), New York, New York City Directory, 1910, page 1035, entry for Morris & Molthman glass.
4. "Legal Notice," Long Island City Star Journal, 4 December 1948, legal notice of 2 December 1946 court proceeding changing Max Molthman's name to Gerald M. Martin; digital image, Old Fulton, New York Post Cards (http://www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 31 December 2011).
5. Rennsalaer County, New York, Grantee Index, 1920-1947, page 1558, entry for Benjamin Maltman; digital images, "New York Land Records, 1630-1975," Rennsalaer County Grantee Index, FamilySearch.org (https: www. familysearch.org : accessed 11 December 2012).