13 March 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday: Rose Liebross and Dr. Nathan Bernstein Marriage

My great aunt Rose Liebross, daughter of Louis Liebross and Bertha Wenkert Liebross, spent much of her adult life single and living with her brothers and sisters at 31 Colin Place, Brooklyn, New York. But, for a short time she was married. I did not know this until I was searching, early in my genealogy research, on ItalianGen.org for all Liebross marriages and located this one. I then ordered the record from the New York City Municipal Archives.[1]

Groom: Nathan Judas Bernstein
Groom's Residence: 291 Stuyvesant Ave
Age: 32 years
Color: white
Single, Widowed or Divorced: single
Occupation: Dentist
Birth Place: Russia
Father's Name: Aron
Mother's Maiden Name: Rebeca Azof
Number of Groom's Marriage: First

Bride: Rose Liebross
Bride's Residence: 291 Stuyvesant Ave
Age: 27 years
Color: white
Single, Widowed or Divorced: single
Maiden Name, if a Widow: ----------
Birth Place: N.Y. City
Father's name: Louis
Mother's Maiden Name: Bertha Weingart
Number of Bride's Marriage: First

I hereby certify that the above-named groom and bride were joined in Marriage by me, in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York, at 144 Beach 74th St., Rockaway Beach, in the Borough of L.I., City of New York, this 14th of November, 1926.
          Signature of person performing the ceremony Jos. Somerstein
          Official Station: Minister
          Residence: 2046 83rd St, Brooklyn

Witnesses to the Marriage: David Stollmach [signed David J. Stollmach, D.D.S.]
                                        Jacob Goldberg

I've posted previously about the Liebross women and their penchant for getting younger through time. According to the 1898 manifest for her voyage to the United States, Rose was born in about 1887.[2] So, this marriage certificate took more than ten years off of her age. 

In addition, she was likely born in Radauti, Romania (at the time Radautz, Bukovina, Austrian Empire), not New York City.

The couple was married at 144 Beach 74th Street which was the home of Rose's Uncle Simon Liebross and Aunt Ethel Hammer Liebross.[3] 

Rose and Nathan divorced in 1931.[4]

1. Kings County, Brooklyn marriage certificate no. 3319, Nathan Judas Bernstein and Rose Liebross; Municipal Archives, New York City.
2. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2009), manifest, Britannic, Liverpool to New York, arriving 1 July 1898, Libros, citing National Archives Microfilm SerialT715; Microfilm Roll: 25; Lines: 20-28; Page Number: 2.
3. 1925 New York State Census, Queens County, New York, population schedule, Arverne, Assembly District 5, Enumeration District 67, sheet 13, entries 16-17, Simon and Ethel Liebross; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 September 2012), citing New York State Archives, Albany, New York.
4. Florida Department of Health (Jacksonville), "Divorce Index, 1927-2001," indexed record for Nathan Bernstein and Rose Liebross, page 6, Hamilton County, Florida; "Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001," database online, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 May 2008).

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