05 June 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday: Sophie Ett and Charles Leiner Marriage Certificate

Sophie Ett, younger sister of Sarah Ett Cohn, Clara (Chaitza) Ett Rappaport and Dave Ett, and older sister to Jutte Ett Barath married Charles Leiner eight years after she immigrated to the United States.

Kings County, New York, Certificate and Record of Marriage no. 7336 (22 June 1918), Charles Leiner and Sohphie Ettinger [Ett], Municipal Archives, New York.

[1st page]
No. of Certificate
Groom: Charles Leiner
Residence: 276 Stockton St.
Age: 28
Color: White
Single, Widowed or Divorced: Single
Occupation: printer
Birthplace: Man Boro
Father's Name: Henry Leiner
Mother's Maiden Name: Slata Silverman
Number of Groom's Marriage: (1) one

Bride: Sophie Ettinger
Residence: 94 Tompkins Av
Age: 22
Color: White
Single, Widowed or Divorced: Single
Maiden Name, if a Widow: ---
Birthplace: Galicia Austria
Father's Name: Harry Ettinger
Mother's Maiden Name: Perl Weingort
Number of Bride's Marriage: (1) one

I hearby 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 143 MecKiben St, in the borough of Kings, City of New York, this 22nd of June 1918.

Signature of person performing the ceremony:
                            /s/  Abraham Lehrman
Official Station: 220 Ellery St.
Residence: 601 Marcy Av.

Witnesses to the Marriage:
Julius Shapiro

                                        Louis Cohn

[2nd page]
WE hereby certify that we are the Groom and Bride named in this Certificate, and that the information given therein is correct, to the best of our knowledge and belief.
                              /s/Charles Leiner Groom
                              /s/Sophie Ettinger Bride  

Signed in the presence of  /s/Julius Shapiro
and /s/Louis Cohn

Charles was born in New York City. Family lore says he was related to Benny Leonard (born Leiner) champion lightweight prize fighter. Thus far I have not been able to make that connection between Charles and Benny.

There are a few items of interest in this record. Sophie's name was written by the Rabbi as Ettinger and she signed Sophie Ettinger on the second page. Ett was the family name in the old county. Sophie emigrated as Sprinze Ett; her sister emigrated as Sarah Et and her brother Dave retook the Ett surname soon after immigration.[1] Attinger, however, was the name recorded on the 1915 New York State Census for both Dave and Sophie when they were living with their sister Clara and her husband Adolph Rappaport at 94 Tompkins Avenue.[2] That address is also Sophie's residence on this marriage certificate. 

Sophie's father's name (Harry Ettinger) is Americanized despite the fact that he'd never moved to the United States. And her mother's last name (Weingort) is likely the version taken by cousins who Americanized the original name (Wenkert) when they moved to the U.S.

Louis Cohn, one of the witnesses, was Sophie's brother-in-law (married to her sister Sarah).

The address at whch Sophie and Charles married should have been spelled McKibben St.
1. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 12 July 2009), manifest, S.S. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, Hamburg to New York, arriving 23 July 1910, list 49, passenger 18, Sprince Ett, citing National Archives Microfilm Serial T715, microfilm roll 1521.
"New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 November 2013), manifest, S.S. Brandenburg, Bremen to New York, arriving 26 December 1903, list 49, passenger 18, Sali Et, citing National Archives Microfilm Serial T715, microfilm roll 423.
2. 1915 New York State Census, Kings County, New York, population schedule, New York City, Assembly District 6, Enumeration District8, sheet 74, entries 26-34, Adolph Rappaport family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 December 2013), citing New York State Archives, Albany, New York.

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