20 August 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: Louis Chorny family advertisement, FLPBA 1949 anniversary publication

Continuing the review of the pages included in the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association 1949 anniversary publication, we note the advertisement from Louis and Gertrude Chorny.

Louis Chorny, another glazier from Labun, was the son of Abraham and Chasi (aka Esther) Chorny/Charny/Czarny. Louis was born in that community on about 28 October 1901.[1] He arrived in the United States as Leib Czarny at the age of 18 on 9 August 1921.[2]

Abraham emigrated in 1907 and settled initially in Chicago. The rest of the family did not travel to the USA until the early 1920s. They joined Abraham who had become a locksmith.

Before 1930 Louis, his brother Nathan, and his father and mother moved to New York City.[3] Abraham continued his locksmithing, and Louis and Nathan were glaziers.

On 27 March 1927, Louis married Gertrude Rubin, a New York City native.[4] Louis and Nathan's sister, Henie or Anna, also married someone named Rubin. She married her husband Harry Ravrebe in Labun. He changed his surname to Rubin in the United States. I do not have enough information about Gertrude to determine if she might have been related to Harry.

I have been able to locate only the 1940 census numeration for Louis and Gertrude.[5] By then, they were living at 287 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, with their two children: Lucille (age 11) and Harold (3).

1.  "U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014," index, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 August 2015); entry for Louis Chorny, July 1971. 
2. "New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 December 2010), manifest, S.S. Kroonland, Antwerp to New York, arriving 9 August 1921, p. 23, Leib Czarny; citing NARA microfilm publication T715, roll 3005.
3. 1930 U.S. Census, Kings County, New York, population schedule, Brooklyn, enumeration district 24-323, sheet 21A, dwelling 100, Abraham and Esther Charny; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 December 2010); NARA microfilm publication T627. 
1930 U.S. Census, Kings Co., NY, pop. sched., Brooklyn, E.D. 24-2404, sheet 6B, household 146, Nathan and Yetta Charny family.
4. Unfortunately, I have not yet acquired their marriage certificate (1927, Kings no. 4204) from the New York City Municipal Archives. Interestingly, I have located this record indexed on the Italian Genealogy Group website (where Louis' surname was indexed as Chomy), but have not been able to locate it in the index on FamilySearch.
5. 1940 U.S. Census, Kings County, New York, population schedule, Brooklyn, enumeration district 24-2404, sheet 6B, household 146, Louis and Gertrude Chorny family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 August 2015); NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2609.

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