23 April 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: Samuel Schwartz advertisement, FLPBA 25th anniversary publication

More Sam Schwartz! In my last post I spoke about glazier Sam Schwartz married to Eva. Today we learn about Sam Schwartz, a glazier married to Fannie.

"Mr. and Mrs. Sam Schwartz and Sons," in this case, are Sam and Fannie Schwartz and their sons Harry and David. 

Sam arrived in the United States on the S.S. Grant on 1 August 1912. He was 27, married, a bookbinder and had left his wife, Peisie, behind.[1] He reported that he would be meeting his cousin Louis Myers in New York City. It is possible that Sam was a cousin to Louis (my great great uncle), but that name is, thus far, not a known name in my family. At least, Sam and Louis were from the same town: Labun.

I do not actually have any records of Louis Myers either living or working at that address. His brother, Myer Myers, however, had his glass store at that address from about 1913 to 1916.

Sam and his family lived in their home in Queens for several years.[2] After his death in 1936, Fannie, Harry and his wife Miriam and David continued to live in the house.[3]

1. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 August 2010), manifest, S.S. Grant, Hamburg to New York, arriving 1August 1912, p. 7, line 29, Sische Schwarzmann; citing National Archives Microfilm Serial T715, Roll 1906.
2. Queens County, New York, 1930 U.S. Census, populations schedule, Queens, enumeration district 519, sheet 11A, dwelling 155, family 207, Samuel and Fannie Schwartz family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 August 2010); NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1068.
3. Queens County, New York, 1940 U.S. Census, populations schedule, Queens, enumeration district 41-1697, sheet 11A, household 250, Fannie Schwartz family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 April 2015); NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2751.

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